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Friday Nights; Sexcapades

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MIMI

Dafe was indeed full of surprises. Our first date was on Friday; three days after I agreed to see him again and it was really impressive, quite something. He did not even inform me on time, he just called me late Thursday night as I was ready to get in bed that he was going to take me out on Friday after work. He didn’t even tell me where no matter how much I persisted in asking. He just said ‘I prepared something for you, nothing really formal.’ I was amused.

The past really loves attention – that is the reason why it always creeps up to you especially when you just seemed to have moved on from it. 

I mean, I had forgotten all about Dafe to be honest till his call. I wondered whether to keep this secret further or just tell my friends. The next day, I went to work and purposefully did not pack a night bag because I was going to go home! Of course, I made sure I looked gorgeous to work – I didn’t want to be seen with such a classy man looking strangely dressed. If at all, I wanted to be ready for whatever the occasion was. So I wore a high-waisted navy green palazzo trousers with a grey off-shoulder ruffle-sleeve blouse. Thankfully, it was dress down day at work, so I didn’t have to bother so much about what I wore – although I carried a ‘parchmina’ to cover my open neck and bare shoulders.

I wasn’t sure whether or not I was concentrating at work but the day seemed to roll by very fast. I felt my heart racing as I saw the time approaching 6.00pm. I thought about calling Dafe to cancel our date. I wasn’t sure exactly how I felt at the thought of being seen with him. I wondered what he thought of me in his head.

Crap girl, just let go of those thoughts and have fun. Have you ever heard where going out with a guy killed a girl? Suck it up and wait for his call and stop acting like a child.

I sighed. As I sat before my office computer facing me, I realized I had not completely cleared my desk for the weekend. I definitely did not want to pile up any work for Monday, so I started working on the two files I had left unfinished. It immediately struck me that I had agreed with Dafe to leave by 7pm. “Shoot!” I said realizing it was 6.40pm. I still had a couple things to tidy and 7pm was not going to cut it for me. Just then, my phone began to ring. I decided to ignore it but it rang again severally.

I turned my phone to reveal who the caller was before I picked it, “Hello” I muttered

“Hello Mimi, what’s up?” Lola asked

“Hey Lola. I am fine. How did your day go?”

“Amazing I must say. Are you still at work?”

“My dear, you don see am now. That is where I am oo – I am trying to tidy up my desk.”

“You and work this young lady. Stand up and go home, it is a Friday babes.”

“I will, very soon.”

“So what are your plans for tonight?”

“I’m not sure what they are really, I am more concerned with clearing this desk in front of me and then I will figure out what next.”

“Do you want to hang out with Elvis and I?”

“Lola, did you say Elvis?”

“Yup. You heard me loud and clear. What say you?”

“Lol, I am not sure I can hang out with you guys, I am supposed to meet with someone by 7pm and it is already 7pm. Sorry.”

“Oh that is great then. Let me call Zizi and see what she is up to. Enjoy your night babes. I hope something eventful comes out of your strange meeting Mimi.”

“Lol, go away from my phone, you are a nuisance!”

She laughed at the other end, “why else do I know you, if not to be that nuisance, eh?”

I looked at my ringing phone, “hang up babes, someone is calling me.”

“All righty. Talk to you later. Bye.” She blew a kiss from the other end as she ended the call.

I quickly picked the call as I breathed, “Hello”

“Hey you…are you still busy-ish?”

“Sort of. Where are you?”

“I am just about to leave the office. I wanted to be sure you were ready for me.”

“Can you give me, say some 10 minutes extra please? I’ll just tidy and organize my desk.”

“Okay, what is your office address? So I know where to pick you at.”

“Okay erm, it’s at 36 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi.”

“36 Awolowo Road…right! Expect me in 30 minutes. I’m guessing you will be ready by then, yes?”

“Definitely.”

“Good. I will see you shortly.”

“Very well.”

I dropped my phone as I proceeded to round off my work and pack my bags. I pulled off the parchmina I wore around my neck and folded it neatly into my bag.

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I said my goodbye’s to the rest of my colleagues who were still crammed up with work before I heard my supervisor say, “Hmm, someone is looking dashing tonight! The person causing this much ruckus must be really worth it.”

I laughed at what I imagined to be a sheer sarcasm as I responded, “Goodnight Sir. Do enjoy the weekend.”

“I sure will and I trust yours will be more fun than mine. Do well to laugh a lot tonight and loosen up Mimi, you are always too uptight!” He finished as he peered back to his system.

I grinned as I shook my head, why does everyone think I’m too uptight?  “Goodnight Sir.” I said again as I blushed away.

I glanced at my wristwatch and saw that it was 7.28pm. Instinctively, I walked out and headed to the elevator. Just then, my phone rang. It was him.

“Hey you…” I whispered

“Hey stranger,” I heard him smile “I’m at your office building.

“Don’t worry, I’m heading down already. You won’t have to wait too long.”

“Ah, she’s courteous! I am grateful.”

I smiled to myself, “see you soon Dafe.”

“I’m waiting.” He replied as he ended the call.

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As I got closer to the ground floor, I felt more anxious and excited. I had never really had a proper date with anyone before – mostly because I turned down all offers that came my way – and I really wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go anywhere fancy with Dafe but somehow my mind kept reminding me that I was 24 and I needed to give myself some treat.

When I got to the office lobby area, I saw him seated by the waiting area observing the space. He looked effortlessly gorgeous in the purple shirt and carton colored trousers he was wearing, far better than I think a guy should look on a Friday night. After putting so much effort in my appearance, I still appeared as a toad before him, I thought as I walked up to meet him.

“Hey sexy one.” He smiled as he stood up to give me an embrace. I pulled my hand out for a shake and he tilted his head to one side and gave me a wry smile. “Oh I see how it is now, a handshake, huh?”

“Well, yes.”

“No, no…I didn’t come all the way for a handshake. Remember I said not a formal outing and I am a hugger. So please oblige me and bring that sexy body here.” He beckoned with both hands.

I moved to give him a side hug because I didn’t feel comfortable giving him a full hug. It just seemed weird and awkward. I felt awkward.  I looked at him again, he was smiling at me.

“Shall we?” he asked opening his right hand to receive mine.

“Where to please?”

“You will find out soon sexy. Just relax and enjoy the Friday.” He smiled at me again.

I loved the way he smiled at me; the way his lips lifted upwards to reveal his perfectly aligned teeth and the way his dimples creased. Oh, he had dimples – I never noticed. His smile was a meadow of green, a ray of sunshine; I feared I might get sunburn.

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We drove down to Lagoon and headed to a table he had earlier reserved for us by the seaside. The view of the beautiful water body surrounding the area was spectacular; I was glad I said yes to going out with him tonight. We sat right opposite each other as I tried to observe the people around me. It was my first time at Lagoon so it was okay for me to wonder how people behaved at this place, what they ordered on their tables, how they spoke and how they sat smiling with their lovers – I assumed everyone was with a lover since it was mostly a pair of a guy and a girl or three pairs of guys as well as girls all seated together.

All the while, Dafe wouldn’t stop staring at me. I wondered why he was looking at me so intently smiling that coy smile. I shook my head as I looked on at the waters seating beside me. “Hey sexy…” I heard his soft voice whisper

I smiled as I looked at him, “stop teasing me already. You know my name is Mimi. Just call me by my name.”

“What would you like to have?” I heard the waitress say as she looked on at me handing me the menu. Apparently, she had been standing there a while, I didn’t even notice. I collected the menu as I began to flip through the pages looking for my favorite mix when I saw what seemed to be fried ice cream on the menu; I laughed. “What the hell is a fried Ice cream?” I asked no one in particular.

“Well, I have no idea.” Dafe replied “Is that what you want to have?”

“Nah, do you guys make Pina Colada’s?” I asked closing the menu as I was too tired looking through their funny food names.

“Yes, we do ma’am. Is that what you would like to have?”

“Yes please.”

I saw Dafe look at me, as he took away the menu from me. “No, Let me order something different for her?” He asked looking at me

I looked at him in bewilderment as he continued to flip through the pages like I wasn’t there… “There is something I think you would enjoy taking. Ah, ha…I found it! Make her this one.” He said as he pointed to a part of the menu looking at the waitress.

“What are you ordering for me?” I asked “Can I see it?”

“So, I ordered a ‘screamy orgasm’ for you.” He grinned widely

“I have never heard of such a mix. Sounds really weird.”

“Just take it and then let me know how you like or hate it.”

The waitress walked away to get our orders and I looked at him wondering why he had made me that choice of drink. It sounded so nasty.

“So…” he started, “tell me, how was your day at the office?”

“It was okay, and yours?”

“It was great. The highlight of the day is seeing you.”

I was quiet for a while before I replied, “That is good.”

“So tell me about you Mimi.” He continued as he reached out to grab my hands.

“Me? What can I really tell you? There isn’t much to say. What do you want to know?” I asked looking around.

“Everything. Everything you have to say.”

“That is not an easy job. Ask me specifics and I will try to answer you honestly.”

“Okay, that’s fair but that is a lot of work for me.”

“Well, the price you have to pay if you want to know me.” I grinned at him as I flashed my tongue at him.

He smiled, “You should be careful in doing that. You never can tell what may happen to that tongue once it starts behaving wildly.”

I laughed at his comment. He was easy to talk to. I crossed my ankles as I rubbed my palms over my bare shoulders. The weather was cool and I was beginning to feel a bit cold.

“Are you cold?”

“No, I’m not. My body is getting used to the water’s weather.” I lied.

He seemed not to buy it, “If you are cold, we could switch seats to a place warmer. Somewhere in the middle if you like?”

“No,” I replied “I like the view here, it is amazing. Don’t worry about me, I’m not cold.”

Just then, the waitress came with our drinks. My glass was really large and I wondered why they wanted to drown me. It looked really nice, I hoped that the taste would be nicer. I took a sip; hmm, not bad, I thought.

“Do you like it?” He asked

“I don’t think I can judge that properly yet. I just took a sip, let me take a couple more and I will let you know what I decide.”

He shook his head smiling. He was always smiling, so beautiful, I could watch him all day.

“So, if I am permitted to ask, how old are you?”

“Well, take a wild guess.” I sipped some more of the really nice drink even though I refused to admit.

“22?”

“Really now? Well…you almost hit the nail on the head. I am 24.”

“Oh wow, that’s a perfect age.”

“That is your business, even though I don’t understand what you mean by perfect age.”

“Haha…” He laughed, “so missy, what do you do for a living?”

“Well, I make money from designing people’s buildings, homes and developing facilities. So I am responsible for the visual appearances of structures and buildings.”

“Wow, that is a really beautiful way to describe what you do as an Architect.”

“I see you are a smart man.” I chuckled.

“Well, my elder sister is an Architect; so yeah – I understand basically.”

“Okay, so you are trying to say you are not so smart? I get it – my bad.”

“You are something else Mimi. So, do you enjoy what you do?”

“Oh yes, I do. It is a really amazing job and it is fantastic how awesome people ideas are. I mean, I look forward to meeting new client on a daily. Some days, I just want to leave my desk and go for roadshows and conferences, where I can meet people, discuss ideas on facilities and create a design. My colleagues think I’m too uptight and serious but I think they are misreading me every single time. Like…I just don’t know how to sit in a day without coming up with a fantastic idea about a design or a plan for a structure to remodel or build. I mean, it is really amazing now that I think about it.”

I realize I was talking too much. I stop to look at him and he is grinning from ear to ear. “What is it?” I ask perturbed.

“I just admire your passion. I could literally sit here all day and listen to you talk, your voice is soothing.”

“You are not serious.”

“Do you want us to order something to eat or you want us to go somewhere fancy to eat?”

“Isn’t this place fancy enough? And yes I am hungry, I’ll like to order.”

“They don’t have real food here just so you know. Would you like to have the seafood platter?”

“Yes, I love seafood. Do they make it nice here?”

“I guess they do. That is what Deji and Jay loves to eat when we hang out here. I’d rather eat the pizza or beef stakes.” He beckoned on the waitress to come and ordered the seafood platter for me and some slice of pizza for himself. The food came in good time and I ate to my fill. The sauce was delicious, I was awed by the mastery of the chef. As I licked the sauce from my lips I heard Dafe’s soft voice whisper, “I didn’t tell you how ravishing you looked, did I?”

I blushed bright red even though I couldn’t appear red. “Is that a compliment? I asked

“No, it’s not; it is the truth. I don’t even know how to compliment you. I don’t want to say the wrong words.”

“Keep teasing me Dafe. Keep on, it can only get better.”

He laughed, “now she thinks I’m teasing uh.”

I glanced at my wrist watch, it was quarter past nine. I quietly wondered I should ruin the evening by asking that we leave so I could get home on time and avoid the traffic. I swallowed spit. This was not going to be easy. He looked at me as the waitress brought another round of drinks, “Are you tired?”

“No, I’m not.”

“Well, you seem to be looking desperately at your time. Am I bad company?”

“I wish you were.” I smiled, “I’m just worried about the time I’ll get home.”

“I’ll drop you off, you don’t have to bother.”

“My house is really far oo and there is a lot of traffic around the area, trust me, you don’t want to get involved in it when you will still head all the way back.”

“Did I complain to you young woman? Trust me, I think I am going to have a great time driving you home and by the way, we aren’t done with the evening.”

“What does that mean?”

“We have other places to go, so let’s get going.” He reached out to waiter and cleared the bill while I wondered if this was another episode of what happened last week.

“Shall we?” He stood up as he brought forward his hands to grab mine.

I stood up, smoothed my trousers as I allowed him to intertwine his fingers with me while we walked to the car and sped off into the night.

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Watch this space for more Episodes of Friday Nights.

Till I come your way again next time, this is ShiozeThinksOut.

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Friday Nights; A Reckless Journey II

Click here to read the first episode on reckless journey if you are just joining us… Friday Nights; A Reckless Journey 1. Enjoy!

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We get to Hard Rock Cafe as the darkness envelops us, Deji’s other friends were already at the entrance waiting for us. He circles towards the entrances while we all get down from the car as Deji hands over his keys to the valet to park the car.

“After you.” Jay mutters at us signalling with his right hand.

We all moved in and sat right at the middle of the room facing the DJ. Fortunately, DJ Exclusive was playing. This is going to be fun, I thought to myself.

Deji’s and his friends suddenly burst into bouts of laughter and I look up to see that some other friends had just joined in too armed with attractive looking ladies. They all spoke impeccable English and had the sort of class that came with above middle income earners. I smoothed my skirt as I looked away trying hard not to concern myself with how pretty the two new ladies were looking.

“Hello,” I heard someone whisper towards our direction.

“Hello” Lola started

“Hello” Zizi and I smiled back at the guy that bent himself towards our direction.

“Which one of you is Zizi?”

Lola and I pointed our fingers at Zizi smiling her way.

“Hi” he said again. “Deji won’t stop talking about you. I’m finally glad to be meeting you in person.”

“Thank you.” Zizi smiled “This is a surprising news.”

He looked on at us and smiled back. “I am Michael by the way, nice to meet you all. That is my girlfriend Fara, over there.” He said pointing at the small slender attractive lady seated by Elvis. She waved back and smiled.

He finally sat down beside Lola as Dafe ordered for an ice bucket of 3 bottles of Moet et Chandon rose. The menu sat right by us and we all placed our orders. I, for one, was really famished.

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DEJI

I watch Zizi and her friends and wonder if they will loosen up around my friends. I wasn’t sure whether or not to invite my other friends over but I thought they needed the extra crowd to relax a bit more. They looked like they were cautious or something, I wasn’t sure. I see Michael easing up his way with the girls but then again, I’m hopeful they will come around.

Fara and Mina were not helpful in this game as they resorted to talking to each other. I wonder why they weren’t exchanging pleasantries with the girls. I looked at Mimi – she was smiling at the DJ nodding her head to the beat. Hmm, she was the feisty one among them. I saw how she nudged Zizi and Lola prompting them to move to the beat. I liked that she had soul. I looked at Zizi and wondered if I was boring her out. I nudged her slightly…

“Hey, are you okay?”

“Yes,” she replied “why wouldn’t I be?”

“You look tired and bothered. Do you want us to leave?”

“No, I’m just hungry. Don’t mind me, once I eat…I will come alive.” She chuckled

“Are you sure about that? We can go home if you want.”

“Lol, after you drag out all your friends and mine? Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.”

“Just look at Mimi, she’s having fun but I’m bothered that you are not and Lola is just trying to flow with her.”

“Just leave Mimi…she’s a very happy person. I’m sure she’s more hungry than I am. Wait till the food lands on the table.”

“Lol,” I said laughing “and she’s so tiny?”

“Keep joking with yourself.”

I looked at Zizi and smiled, “Will you dance with me after your food?”

“Oga, please shift.” She said literally pushing me away, “ask somebody else.”

“Example?”

“I don’t know. There are so many other people here you can ask.” She reached to sip her glass of wine.

I paused a while as I studied her, “What do I have to do to make you be the one to dance with me?”

“Nothing oo, nothing.”

“That’s not an answer Zizi.” I reached to tuck her hair beside her ear as she shifted uncomfortably.

“I don’t know Deji. There’s really no answer to your question.”

“I don’t get it. Why do you keep pushing me away Zizi? Is there something wrong with me?”

“My goodness, no! I never said that.”

“You are acting like it.”

She sighed “Deji, can we not do this here please. At least, I agreed to spend the Friday with you and see,” she pointed at her friends “to show how committed I am to it, I brought my friends along. Can we just do this a step at a time?”

“Okay…” I breathed shifting a bit away from her. “I just…hmm, try to enjoy yourself okay.”

I looked around, the others were clearly talking to each other now. I noticed Mina and Mimi were laughing and Lola was busy with Elvis. It was a good start. I beckoned to Fara, “Hey Fara.”

She looked up at me, “Yep?”

“Meet Zizi. Zizi, Fara.”

“Yes, Michael introduced us earlier” Fara smiled as she stretched and shook hands with Zizi.

“Hi Fara…” Zizi started “that’s a lovely weave you have on.”

“Really?” Fara grinned widely touching the weaves again to lay emphasis. I moved aside to let her sit besides Zizi as she stood up from where she sat. “And Mina just won’t let me breathe. She keeps telling me to take it off.”

“Why?” Zizia asked “I think it looks pretty on you.”

“I don’t know. Mina doesn’t like long hair, so she thinks my hair should have been done in a ponytail. She only likes it when I pack it all up.”

“Yeah, I think it will be more prettier that way but that doesn’t change the fact that it still looks pretty this way.”

“Thank you Zizi.” Mina said hugging her for the first time. “Finally, a contrary opinion to Mina.”

“Lol, who else doesn’t like it?”

“Michael! He thinks I should pack it all up but he has gotten used to me having it on this way. How am I supposed to flaunt my hair if its all packed up?”

“I wonder.”

They both laughed and talked for a while about work and other related stuffs. I looked on and shook my head to the sound of the music playing.

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MIMI

The food finally arrived and we all focused attention on our orders. I was clearly relieved because I thought the orders took too long to get to us. I looked at the Spicy Jollof rice and shrimps I ordered, they were really small. I felt I needed another plate.

When I raised this concern with Lola, she suggested we eat and then ask for another round if we felt up to it. I definitely knew I was going to feel up to it, so I beckoned on Dafe and asked if I could make another order after my first round because I didn’t want to finish my food only to realize I will not be entitled to another round. I needed to prepare my stomach.

When he said, “sure why not? Feel free to order more if you are not satisfied,” I jumped inside.

It was a relief to know that I could order as much as I wanted. With that knowledge, I set to eat. Of course, I did order more because I was still hungry.

Zizi nudged me, “Mimi, why are you embarrassing yourself? It’s 1.45am and you are still hungry.”

“Zizi, allow me. It’s not everyday you get good opportunities like this, besides what has the time got to do with my order? I’m awake and I’m hungry, shouldn’t I pacify my aching stomach?”

“Lol, pacifier” Lola chirped in after rolling her eyes at me, “I will surely dig in when that second order lands just so you know.”

“Oh, I see how it is. I order and you both dig in just to make me look like what?”

They both laughed.

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Friday Nights; A Reckless Journey 1

It was Friday and like every other Friday nights, I didn’t know what I would be doing after work. I mean, I was not in any fancy relationships neither was I in the process of dating anyone. In fact, I was just a tiny loser and my Friday night was just going to be uneventful as always. Even though my friends and I tried to hang out on weekends, it just wasn’t every other weekend because, well – no money.

As I sulked through my office chores and prepared to clear my table, my phone rang.

“Who the hell was calling me?” I thought as I looked at my phone screen and saw my friend’s picture beaming back at me. I was not in the right mood to talk so I ignored the call. Again, my phone rang. A second, then a third time and then a fourth.

“Hello,” I muttered in frustration

“Hello Mimi,” she whispered

“Yes Zizi, what is it?”

“Ahn ahn, this one you are talking like this…are you okay?”

“Mtschew, yes jhoor. What is it?” I asked blankly

“When are you closing from work today?”

“6.30pm. Why?”

“Come to my office when you are done, I will be waiting for you.”

“Hian, just like that! Is there a party at your office, this one you are inviting me? What is happening at your office?” I smirked

“Lol, come when you are done jhoor. My friend wants to take us out.”

“Us?”

“Yes now, you, me and Lola. I told him that I was supposed to hang out with you guys and he said I should bring you guys along so that we can all hang out with his friends.”

“Liar liar, pants on fire! Were we supposed to hang out today and I didn’t know?” I asked rolling my eyes.

“Lol, abeg I didn’t want to be alone with the guy and he has been insisting all week, so Mimi I am dragging you along. Don’t make me come to your office because I will so harass you!”

I laughed for the second time today “Lol, how did I meet you again? See I am tired, I just want to go home and sleep. Does he have money?”

“Ha, yes oo…plenty money. Ode, stop now, shebi you will come to my office when you are done?”

“Oh Zizi, come and pick me please. I swear by the life of me…I am tired.”

“I will tell your boss to sack you because I don’t understand how he employed someone as lazy as you!”

“In your face! The work I do here is amazing, beat that.” I stuck out my tongue to the phone grinning. “Okay, I will let you know when I am done.”

“Good girl and bring chocolates on your way.”

“Get out of my phone, nonsense!”

She hung up laughing and I wondered just how I got friends like her.

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Sure thing, the day rolled by and it was time to leave. I looked at my watch, it was 6.40pm. Shoot! I hurriedly said goodbye to the rest of my colleagues, hurried towards the elevator and just then my phone rang – Zizi.

“Hello,” I breathed “Zizi, I’m just about to leave the office, you will see me shortly.”

“Ode, shut up jare. I’m in front of your office with Lola. You are very lucky because I was just about to get a pass through to the 5th floor to come in and harass the daylight out of you.”

“Oh well, my God is still alive.” I laughed “I’ll be with you girls shortly.”

“Beautiful!”

I reached the ground floor just in good time and saw my two friends grinning at me. After we exchanged hugs and pleasantries, I looked at the both and asked, “so where to now?”

“Call an Uber or a Taxify, we are going to Lekki.” Zizi said

“Naa naa, not Uber – call the Taxify.” Lola chirped in

“Why? What is the difference?” Zizi asked

“Because Taxify is cheaper!” Lola and I responded.

“Whatever, sha call us a cab to take us out of here.”

“Wait,” I said looking at Zizi “why am I the one calling us a cab?”

“Lol, because you made us come here to get you; so you will return the favor by paying for our ride.” Lola responded.

“How is that playing fair?”

“Question for the gods.” Lola said while kissing me by the cheeks.

“Friends like this are not good for my account balance, I need new friends!”

Lola and Zizi burst out laughing as I tried to get a Taxify. “As if you can get rid of us babe, we are stuck for life.” Zizi said smiling as she hugged me.

Soon enough, the Taxify driver arrived and we headed out into the Friday night-life of the Lagos troops.

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We arrived at Twin waters in good time as the Taxify guy maneuvered through the building traffic all the way from Ikoyi.

“Zizi, where is he?” Lola asked

“He said they will be at Rufus and Bee.”

“Erm, Zizi but we are at Twin Waters, shouldn’t we be at Rufus and Bee?”

“Fowl!” I laughed “Rufus and Bee is inside the Twin waters building.”

“Oh, I see.”

“Sia’s club.” Zizi chuckled as we walked into the building and took the escalator to the first floor.

True enough, Zizi’s friend and his friends were at the bowling game point having a good time when we joined in.

“Hey Zizi,” the semi-tall guy hugged her, “hi…you made it. I thought you wouldn’t come.” He said laughing into Zizi’s ear.

She pulled away, smiling back. “I said I was coming with my friends and you said that was okay, so here we are.”

She pushed us forward and started, “Meet my friends, Lola and Mimi. Mimi, Lola, meet Deji; the guy I told you about.”

“Hmm, I see someone has been talking about me. Hi Lola.” He reached to shake her, “nice meeting you.”

He looked on at me “Hi Mimi,” stretching forth his palms “nice to meet you as well.”

“Pleasure is all mine Deji. By the way, your palms are so soft!”

“Thank you Mimi. These are my friends – Dafe, Jay and Elvis.” He said pointing to each one.

We all exchanged pleasantries and sat down at the cozy spot the guys picked out. Lola and I were not sure if this was a good idea or if the mix was a good mix. Trying not to show our concern before Zizi who was playing catch up with the other guys and getting to know the game, we resorted to pressing our phones.

Just then, we heard Deji say “What will you girls like to have? Should I signal the waiter to get the menu?”

Zizi looked at us while we signaled back in the affirmative with our eyes. “Yes please…let’s see what they have.” She said to him.

The Waitress took our orders and left. After a while, Deji looked at me and said “I see you are like the head of the group. Why don’t you tell your girls they can have something to eat? I doubt you just want to drink after a long Friday at the office.”

I looked at him and smiled “Oh thank you for your concern, drinks will be fine for now.”

“Okay if you say so.” He stood up and clapped at the guys “So who is winning this game? Is it my turn yet?” They laughed at him and told him he was up after Dafe.

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Our orders came in soon enough and I was glad for the distraction. To be honest, I needed to sleep and sitting down looking pretty didn’t cut it for me. Jay came to us and smiled, “Hey, you girls want to bowl with us or what?”

Lola and Zizi smiled him away but I was going to sleep anytime and I needed the distraction, so I stood up after saying yes and decided to play the next round which was Dafe’s turn. He looked at me and asked, “have you bowled before?”

“Naa, I replied but I can try.”

“That’s the spirit girl. So let’s get you your pair of shoes.”

I looked at him and he pointed at his feet. I suddenly noticed that everyone bowling had on the same kind of shoes, so I asked pointing at his feet, “Why are we made to wear these?”

“For comfort and balance on the bowling floor. It tends to be slippery sometimes, so they give you a special kind of sneaks for the game.”

“Oh, right.”

We got my size of shoes after paying for it and I headed to the bowling floor with my friends cheering right after me. After learning the basics of how to choose the right ball and how to swing my arm, I set myself in motion and swung the ball at the 10 pin target. Behold, I was able to hit out 8 pins at once, I was excited! At the second round, I hit off just 1 pin leaving 1 pin out and I just thought to myself, what a loser!

The guys looked at me and Dafe asked again, “are you sure you are a first timer in this game because you hit the pins right at it.”

“What can I say? I am just a talented lady even though I didn’t hit off on all the pins.”

I smiled back to my seat as Zizi decided she was going to play the next round. The night finally took a fine turn and we found ourselves relaxing and having fun. We played several more games from the car race to the basketball dunk to the tennis table to the dancing lights etc., and forgot that time was rolling right by us.

Just then, Lola said to us “Guys, are we not going home today? It’s already 11pm oo.”

“11 what?” I asked as I looked at my wrist watch and looked back at Zizi. “Zizi what’s up? We have to go oo. These guys don’t look like they are going anytime soon.”

“Yikes, I totally forgot. Let me talk to Deji.”

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Lola and I began to wonder what to tell our parents and how these guys would somehow convince us to stay the night playing and partying. True to our words, Zizi returned with Deji and Elvis.

“Hey girls, you want to go home?”

“Yes,” I replied “we didn’t plan to stay out Deji, I’m afraid.”

“Come on, the night has not even started and you girls are yet to have a proper dinner. Can’t you call home and tell them you may not be coming till tomorrow?”

I sighed as I looked on at Zizi and Lola who clearly were waiting on me to say something. “I don’t know Deji. I mean we didn’t pack extra clothing and stuff. How are we supposed to stay out?”

“Is that the only problem?” Elvis chirped in “I can arrange something for you girls to wear tomorrow. Toiletries, we can buy them on the way.”

Lola started grinning and I looked at Zizi who seemed to not be considering the idea. “Well” I started “I can call my mum and tell her I’m with Zizi and I won’t be coming home but I don’t know if Zizi will like to stay out, so look on at her.”

Zizi looked at me like she was going to kill me and Lola, as she tried to smile it away at Deji and Elvis who were waiting for her answer. “Okay fine, so where will we stay?” She shrugged.

Deji laughed, “At my place of course, I have a large apartment and two extra rooms I never use, so feel free.”

“So it’s settled then?” Elvis asked.

“I guess.” Lola responded.

“Right, so where were we?”

“Something about food…” I said.

“Oh yes, let me get the rest of the guys and we will head out to where we can have dinner.” Elvis answered walking away with Deji.

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“You people are not serious oo” Zizi started.

“Who invited who?” Lola asked.

“You are really mad I swear.” Zizi continued. “What is wrong with you people now? We barely know these guys!”

“That makes all of us Zizi.” I replied opening my palms to the air. “Let’s just try to have fun and look out so that nobody poisons our drink and food or try to rape us.”

“As in eh.” Lola laughed.

“All right girls, let’s get out of here!” Deji’s voice echoed and so we all left the building with us riding in Deji’s Mercedes Benz SUV while the others drove their own separate cars.

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