Maybe I should have cancelled with Chris instead. “You’re leaving work now? I’m
almost leaving too sha” Layefa said. Maybe there was no need to panic sef. Since it
was jus Layefa, Daniel and I, we could probably have dinner anytime. “Baby, I’m
meeting Chris again this evening oh. I’ll have to put a rain check on dinner with
you guys.” “Oh. Ah ahn. Why cant you guys meet tomorrow?” I felt rather silly that I
didn’t know the answer to that question. Why hadn’t I just suggested we meet
tomorrow? “Uh…I don’t know for the guy oh. I think he has a really busy itinerary.”
“Alright. No wahala. I just hope that guy isn’t having any ideas about you” Layefa
said casually. “Layefa!” I cried. He chuckled, “What? It’s true now. In fact if he
wasn’t having any ideas about you, I’d say he was gay”. I couldn’t believe he was
taking things so easy. I felt so guilty remembering how I’d totally let Chris flirt
with me. I forced a low laugh. “Well, you’ve got nothing to worry about cuz I’d
choose caramel-skinned high-class lawyers over chocolate-skinned high-class
photographers. Any day.” We exchanged mushy, lovey-dovey words for a while before I
caught Kiki rolling her eyes. “See you at home then?” I said as I hung up.
“Y’all are jus funny” Kiki said followed by a sigh. She was probably missing IK.
“How far with IK now?” I asked. “Oh him. He called me yesterday but I was at church
so I couldn’t pick up.” “Call him back now” I said. Shaking her head, “He can like
to call me again if he really wants to talk to me”. Why was Kiki acting so childish?
“Babe, are you trying to really push him away?”. I really couldn’t understand why
girls made a big deal about calling guys back. “Moving on jare. I’m meeting Tobi for
lunch tomorrow again”. She was actually grinning. Kiki was vexing me oh. IK was a
catch! Just because he went through a phase doesn’t mean she had to cut him loose.
If I didn’t have Layefa I’d probably be jealous of what they had. They’d been
together for only a year but I already felt like I knew IK almost as well as I knew
“Kiki! Snap out of it! This thing you’re doing with Tobi. Whatever it is, just stop!
It’s obvious IK’s missing you already. Don’t you miss him too?” Even I missed IK. I
couldn’t understand why she didn’t freaking run out of the church building to answer
his call! “Delores, it’s not that easy!” Kiki cried. I hoped she wouldn’t start
tearing up. Just as I rose to comfort her, a window popped up on the corner of my
computer screen: new e-mail from Daniel O. Kiki must have noticed my surprised
expression, “What is it now?” “Just Layefa’s friend e-mailing me”. I clicked on the
***Sorry this one is kinda short guys!****