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Mosope picked out a black jumpsuit from her closet, held it against her body and studied her appearance in the mirror; It was either this jumpsuit or a green dress. She couldn’t make up her mind because she didn’t want to appear too dressy or too casual.
She couldn’t believe she had agreed to go on a date with Yinka Da-Silva. He had asked out to dinner and she said yes. He had gone from the guy she avoided to a new friend in the space of two weeks. It started with a phone call from him that lasted well over thirty minutes.
Her relationship with Bode hadn’t gotten any better, she avoided his calls and visits. Last week he came over to her office to take her out to lunch which didn’t go to well as they ended up arguing the entire time. She was annoyed with him beacause he had reported her to her dad and Gbenga after missing pre-marital classes four consecutive Saturdays which led to them being disqualified.
She settled for the jumpsuit and got dressed. She was driving to the venue of their date because she didn’t want Yinka to come to her house even though he insisted on picking her up.
She parked at the restaurant, picked up her clutch and left the car. As soon as she walked into the restaurant, she immediately spotted Yinka sitting at a corner on a table for two. He stood up as soon as he saw her and smiled. He looked ruggedly handsome in his jeans and navy blue shirt. She returned the smile and strode to the table, suddenlying feeling shy.
He gave her a hug and pecked her cheeks. The fragrance of his cologne lingered in her nostrils as she took her seat.
“You look really pretty, I love the jumpsuit.”
“Thanks Yinka.” She replied.
“I must say I feel really honored to be out with the gorgeous Mo-so-pe Lawal.”
“Oh please stop the flattery.” She rolled her eyes.
“I’m serious girl, it’s not flattery.”
Mosope smiled in return.
He picked up the menu from the table and opened it.“I think we should place our orders because it takes a while for them to bring the food.”
“Oh really? So you come here often then?”
“Well…I guess.” He perused the menu. “Not too often.” He added.
They placed their orders and made small talk while they waited for the food to arrive. Mosope felt a bit uncomfortable with the way Yinka looked at her as they talked.
Surprisingly, the food came about fifteen minutes after. They both tucked in heartily and cleared their plates.
“That was very tasty; I can’t believe I finished it.” Mosope said.
“Told ya, this is like the best Thai restaurant on the Island.” He dabbed the corners of his mouth with a napkin. “You should eat like this more often…you can do with a little flesh you know.”
“Yeah yeah, that’s what everyone says.”
“Desert?” Yinka asked.
“No thanks, I’m stuffed already.” She saw him looking at the menu. “You can go ahead though.”
“Nah I’m good. Should we go for a walk in about 5 minutes?”
“Yeah we should.”
They walked in silence along the street where the restaurant was both lost in thought. Mosope was convincing herself there was no harm in what she was doing, that she was just hanging out with a friend and Yinka was really a gentleman.
“So tell me, what’s on your mind young lady?”
“Are you sure you want to know?”
“Yep.” He reached for her hand and held it as they walked. Mosope was surprised at his gesture but didn’t show it.
“Well, I should be attending pre-martial classes with my fiancé right now and not strolling with you.”
“Is that all?”
He tugged her hands gently. “How about the fact that we are having a really good evening, haven’t you thought of that?”
“Well…yeah and that too.”
“I just wanted us to spend some time together, I just wanted to see you smile and hear you laugh.” He stopped walking and faced her. “And I’m glad I achieved that.”
Mosope smiled in return. “Should we head back? It’s getting late.”
“Oops, I didn’t realize time had flown by.”
They walked back to the restaurant and Yinka walked her to her car.
“It was really nice spending time with you Mosope, we should do this again.”
“Yeah…I had a nice time. Thanks Yinka.” She opened the door and was about to get in.
“Don’t I even get a goodnight hug?” Yinka asked in a playful voice. Mosope leaned into him for a quick hug but he held on a bit longer till she gently tapped his back and said loudly. “Okay Yinka.”
He released her, she got into her car and started the engine. “Byeee Yinka.” she said through the front window.
“Bye Mosope, please let me know when you get home, drive safely okay.”
“I will.” She replied and drove off while Yinka remained at the same spot waving at her till she was out of sight.
Gbenga and Onyinye were in bed about to retire for the night. They had attended the wedding ceremony of Gbenga’s colleague at work earlier in the day and stopped to buy frozen yoghurt on their way home because Onyinye was craving it.
“You are going to the house to see Daddy and Bode after church tomorrow right?”
“Yeah I am…I don’t know what is wrong with my sister, I really don’t. Bode told me they had been disqualified from attending the premarital class in church because Mosope refused to attend. The thing is-”
“I’m really surprised you know.” Onyinye interrupted. “Really really surprised at the way Mosope is behaving. I really don’t understand. I’m sure something else is wrong, this isn’t just about mummy.” she continued.
“I’m not just surprised oh, I’m DISAPPOINTED. She has stopped going to church, she no longer seems interested in the marriage, she no longer calls me or even answer my phone calls. She’s just acting like a baby!”
“I think the only thing we can do is to keep praying for her Gbenga. If God could heal our marriage, he can heal Mosope too.”
“Yes we’ll pray but also TALK SENSE INTO HER. Haba!”
“Calm down big brother! Ni suru ( be patient).”
“Yes ma!” Gbenga replied playfully and tickled his wife.
“Let’s pray so we can sleep, its after 11 already.”
“Okay, I need to wee first.” Gbenga said and got up to go to the bathroom. No sooner had he gone to the bathroom did he hear his name.
He came rushing in and found his pregnant wife smiling with her hands placed on her stomach. He was by herside already with questioning eyes.
“What happened sweetheart?”
“Our baby just kicked.”
“Wow.” He sat beside her on the bed.
She took his hands and placed it on her stomach so he could feel the movement. He placed his hand but didn’t feel anything.
“He’ll kick soon.” Onyinye said.
“Hello darling, can you hear daddy’s voice? Please respond with a kick.” As if on cue, he felt the little movement on his wife’s stomach and he was awestruck.
“God is simply amazing!”
Mosope’s dad was already asleep when she got home. She went up to her room and brought out her phone to text Yinka and saw a missed call from him.
‘Hi Yinka, I’m just got home. I had a pleasant evening. Thanks.’
He replied immediately:
‘Mosope I had such a great time with you today. Please can we do this again? Next weekend maybe? Cos I’m crazy about you. ‘