“What are you looking for inside your bag?” Felix cut in.
“Ermm! Little money for the bread,” I replied as I searched further for a lower denomination of money to prevent the case of ‘come back for your balance later’ from the shops around.
“Baby, when you are with a man, you make him feel like one. What stopped you from asking me for the money?” Felix said as he handed over a five hundred naira note to me
I giggled and collected the money from his hand.
“Thank you, baby,” I said in appreciation as I made my way out of the room.
As I walked past my gate, I decided to return Jeffery’s calls.
“Na to burn my airtime be this o,” I muttered to myself as I dialed the international number.
He didn’t pick up but called me back almost immediately.
JEFFERY: Hey. Girl!
ME: Good morning to you.
JEFFERY: Thanks, dear. I figured I called when you might be busy but that’s okay. I dropped some WhatsApp messages for you, maybe you should check them.
ME: Alright. I will do just that.
JEFFERY: Cool. Have a lovely day.
And he hung up***
“This my brother’s friend sounds like a very cool person,” I said in an undertone as I hastened my steps to a nearby shop for the bread.
I got to the shop but my choice of bread wasn’t available.
I was still contemplating on what next to do about it because the next shop I could get it is a bit distanced.
“Should I enter ‘keke’ to make the process fast for me?” I said in an undertone.
As I was still contemplating my next move, a car just stopped in front of me.
“Hello, fine girl; where are you headed?” the driver asked.
“Hmm…this morning!” I thought to myself as I shifted away from his car.
But that didn’t stop him as he drove to where I was standing.
“Sophie, why not make use of this ‘mugu’ this morning?” that mischievous spirit ministered to me.
At that point, I responded to him.
“Same to you pretty girl, where are you going?” the driver further asked.
“I want to pick something at that the nearest supermarket,” I replied with smiles.
“Hop in,” the handsome Doctor retorted as he drove off almost immediately.
Yes, I know you would be wondering how I found out that he was a Medical Doctor at a glance.
Well, do you blame some of them who don’t hesitate to hang their stethoscope in front of their car with their white-colored lab coat at the back…
“Well, I’m Doctor Cliff, and you?”
Hmm…at this point I’m not Sophie o.
“I’m Cindy,” I replied.
“Wow! That’s a good one since our names started with ‘C’,” he replied.
He was dressed in a white shirt and blue colored trousers.
Chocolate in complexion man with a very nice dentition that made him smile often.
“Sorry, I’m stopping here,” I beckoned as I made him stop in front of the supermarket.
“So soon?” he asked with a disappointed look.
“Yes dear, I just came out to get something for breakfast,” I replied.
“It’s okay, can we do this again?” Doctor Cliff demanded.
“Sure!” I replied in a hurry.
“Can I have your contact?” he asked.
“I’m sorry I didn’t come out with my phone and I didn’t memorize my new phone number,” I replied.
At that point, I was just praying that the phone in my pocket will not ring out to expose my lies.
“It’s okay then, give me a call once you get home,” Doctor Cliff said as he handed over his complimentary card to me.
“It’s alright, thanks for the ride,” I appreciated as I opened the front car door and jumped down.
“Mumu like you,” I said in an undertone as I threw away his complimentary card almost immediately he drove off.