I don`t know why you`re excited about this Re-Union! Not bad event anyway Jide sounded sarcastic! I`m not ecstatic about seeing former school mates, I came here because I felt you might need me! if not I wouldn`t be here!
Thanks bro I appreciate! Bumi said to jide with a warm smile.
Keep your face down don’t look up until I ask to!
Bumi reluctantly obeyed her 28 years old brother Jide! He`s two years her senior!
She lowered her face down for some minutes but got anxious and impatient, insisted to know what is going on!
They are gone! He felt relieved!
Who are they?
Your run away boyfriend T-K he was with a girl. Jide mocked
You shouldn`t have stopped me from meeting T-K
How could you do this? Bumi furiously questioned her brother!
What different does it make? I thought you have gotten over him?
Bumi you`re young, beautiful, and gorgeous! Many people mistakenly take you as model 5 feet nine inches tall, intelligent hardworking 26 years old banking and finance graduate!
Forget about him! Move on with your life you`re better off without him! Jide advised her!
Jide is not as easy as you think!
I`m in love with T-K! I have no feelings for any- other man!
It`s okay! I don`t mean to hurt your feelings! I hate to see you angry, He calmed her down.
How about your lousy girlfriends Efe and Uloma! Are they coming?
Jide were discussing scornfully about Bumi friends when two girls came in!
They are Bumi girlfriends, been close back in university days four years after graduation they were in touch regularly, Meet from time to time.
Talk of the devils! Efe and Uloma has arrived!
They both exchanged pleasantly they were really in good mood to get acquaintance with former school mates and associate. They complimented each other!
They were putting on gorgeous well fit Ankara skirt and blouse and stunning matching shoes and bags neatly well polished manicured finger and lovely hair-style which blended the whole combination perfectly!
They were all looking breath-taken.
Jide excused himself!
Quickly rushed outside! felt uncomfortable.
Is everything alright? what is wrong with him?
Bumi and uloma inquisitively asked
I know what you girls are driving at it`s no more a secret that my brother is over-protective of me I`ve gotten used to it!
Gosh I hate him when he act like that!
PLEASE! ladies can we change topic
Let`s talk about something more exciting! Uloma snapped!
Bumi have you heard from T-K?
Have you spoken with him lately? Are you two back together? Uloma inquired!
Hey! Abeg slow down with this your query!
He should be somewhere around, jide saw him few minutes ago. By the way why do you asked? Bumi inquired suspiciously!
It`s fun to see love birds together after a long time Uloma replied sarcastically!
Outside the restaurant there was a navy-blue latest model range rover car parked opposite, by the left, jide looked carefully he recognized the young man leaning beside the car!
Jide crossed over the road, approached the young man He is Tobi Kingson popularly called T-K 31 years old handsome well build masculine with athletic body
His father is well reputable man in the country (SAN)
Senior Advocate of Nigeria!
T-K saw Bumi Adeola at the entrace of library He immediately rushed out only to find out Bumi had gone!
3 weeks later!
T-K saw her again! I`ve seen you once at school library, unfortunately we didn`t meet! You left before I could say hello I`m Tobi kingson final year student of faculty of law! You can call me T-K!, Bumi responded politely my name is Bumi Adeola I`m 2nd year student banking and finance! They both clicked and love each other like crazy!
Jide wanted to make sure that he actually came for re-union!
He glanced at the 17 Years old young girl Suspiciously
She looks matured more than her age. T-K
Was happy to see him!
Immediately T-K introduced the girl to Jide!
Meet my niece Chioma!
I came inside the restaurant a while ago and picked some snacks for her she stays around!
I will be back in few minutes time!
Okay! No wahala! Jide quickly replied felt awkward! He had no idea what to do.
Efe how are you adjusting with your new married life?
I feel lucky to be married to clem ogene!
I`m loving my new title Mrs Efe clem Ogene!
Wow that`s so sweet we`re happy for you! Congratulations Bumi and Uloma cheerfully complemented her!
Uloma have you found mr right yet?
My dear not yet oooo I am still single and ready to mingle, they all laughed loudly and discussed!
I`m single but sadly not searching Bumi frowned!
They made special order assorted types of dishes snacks! Fried rice, chicken and fish, vegetable soup and pounded yam! Meat pie hand-burger sausages and drinks!
Girls I will be back in a minutes I want to greet old friends outside.
Bumi and Efe were alone at one exclusive corner
Of the restaurant~ Catching up!
I`m feeling weird lately, I felt strange and different when I woke up.
How? Efe asked curiously!
I can`t really explain it honestly is weird nightmare!
I feel as if am having sex with T-K in the dream!
It could be because your deeply in-love with Him Efe assumed!
Sadly I can`t seemed to love any other man since we lost contact! Bumi replied!
You`re obsessed with him! And it`s reflecting in your dream! Efe said!
Lower your voice, someone might be eavesdropping we`re in a public place, Bumi pleaded with Efe
Oh my goodness T-K is here, bumi said and got more nervous!
Should I call him over here? Efe asked!
You think it`s Good idea?
Yes! I am sure it`s splendid idea~ you two need to sorts your differences and clear this misunderstanding once and for all. Efe explained
Efe waved her hands up and shouted T-K!
He turned and saw Efe was astonished when he saw his girl bumi beside her!
He could not utter a word for some minutes before he summoned the courage!
The last time I checked on you when you was admitted in the hospital I saw your girlfriend the full figured short fair completion I`ve forgotten her name, she has a bold round birthmark at her left ear.
It`s Uloma! bumi quickly replied
Yes! She told me that doctor said you have few months to live that you`re at your last stage
She adamantly wouldn`t let me to see you,
Uloma said you`r suffering a disorder,
I didn`t belief her at first!
I was a bit skeptical but recalled when we were together you usually have sudden headache!
Bumi you should have let me know!
Be honest to my questions if yes be ready to walk down the aisle with me!
Do you love me the way you used to 4 years ago?
Do you currently have any man in your love?
T-K I love you nothing has change, I will always love you! I`m single I have no man in my life!
All the people presents at the Event witnessed the romantic scene!
They got engaged. Everyone clapped and congratulates both of them!
They talked discussed and got along while waiting for Jide!
T-K do you really want to marry someone who had been diagnose with terminal illness?
I LOVE U bumi that’s what matters to me. He replied with warm smile smooching and fondly her neatly painted manicured natural fingers.
Uloma joined them!
Bumi I was jealous of your relationship with him I`ve always adored T-K I wished I was the one he is going out with instead of you he got all the good qualities of ideal Man, handsome intelligent and hardworking!
Your always the one with better male admires
The most brilliant the most beautiful, I felt envy and full of anger and jealous of you!
I am so ashamed of myself!
T-K I lied about Bumi sickness! She is not suffering from any terminal illness it`s just a migraine she had back then probably because of too much reading you know she is bookworm she is perfectly okay Uloma confessed feeling guilty! T-K I`m sorry, Bumi please forgive me!
Bumi was furious with anger! I was practically dinning and eating with devil I thought you were my friend? She snapped at Uloma
T-K calmed her down.
It`s okay this should be happy occasion It`s all the past!
After the memorable re-union they all got acquainted hugged and greet each other cheerfully.
Efe, uloma T-k did any of you see jide I can`t find him around~
They looked and searched everywhere but could not find jide~
Bumi was confused,
He was here a while ago I saw him outside when I introduced my niece with him~ Calm down Bumi let me call his number he should be somewhere around~ T-K brought out his mobile phone dialed jide number!
It`s ringing but his not picking, he said frowned.
Bumi glance at her wrist watch it`s half past 9 pm.
He should be at home probably sleeping!
I know my brother he Dislike keeping late night.
It`s late let me drop you home! T-k said calmly
Okay! He ushered her to his navy-blue latest model range rover gently opened the front sit for her~ Made sure she was extremely comfortable!
He moved closer pressed his lips toward her fore-head down to her lips and passionately kissed and smooched her she responded on controllably feeling breathless he excite and turned her on for a second~ before He turned around to his driver sit and drove off!
There were long pause in the car T-K checked through his c-d collections and picked Celine-Dion music album A new day has come
I was waiting for so long for miracle to come!
While the music was playing with chilled car air-conditional it felt romantic! T-K glance at bumi carefully observed her appearance she looked the same just like she was back then but a little slimmer She was wearing gorgeous cream dress that portrait her womanly figure He couldn`t take his eyes off her irresistible smooth skin Bumi was starring her eyes outside the window looking a bit tired with a deep thought, there were street hawkers and vendors!
Are you feeling cold babe? Should I turn down the A-C? T-K asked her
No I`m fine she responded looking outside.
Few minutes later when they drove and passed through a lady roasting corn!
A boy stood beside the lady his probably waiting for his preferred corn to be ready.
Bumi asked T-K to slow down near the corn vendor, which he did immediately!
Do you still love corn like you used to back then?
I do love corn as much as I liked it before but I didn`t asked you to slow down for corn. They drove slowly and approached the corn vendor and carefully glance at the boy!
Oh sorry! His not my brother you can move on
At first I thought he is Jide! He love eating corn too but not as much as I do! The boy appeared almost his height Tall and slim! Bumi said apologized!
Where do you stay at the moment?
T-K curiously asked.
21 road Festac-town Bumi replied
I`m sure you`ve moved from Surulere
I searched and looked for you
I came there before I traveled to U-K
To do my master!
There was no trace of you the new occupants no nothing about you!
2 years after I left! I got in-touch with your brother through someone that knew him but was no reply from him or you!
For once I thought I`ve lost you forever
I was devastated and totally disappointed,
I`m glad is all in the past now!
I`m back now for good I now practice with my
Father in his chamber! Victoria Island!
He Smile cheerfully.
How have you been?
It looked like you`ve been working more than you should! You lost a bit of wait! But not so much to be easily notice. T-K inquired!
Work had been pretty hectic I work in a bank
That’s great you`ve finally realized your dream of become a banker! He said
Oh no T-K you just passed the entrance to my close! Bumi said
Really I got carried away with excitement and contention!
He quickly reversed to the right close!
Bumi was surprised when they both found Jide in their well furnished 3 bedroom flat sitting instead of bedroom sleeping like she thought earlier!
What happened? How come you disappeared in tin air without a word to me or anyone?
I thought you got kidnapped or something you made me panicked for no reason! bumi concluded!
Jide God has united T-K and I!
You missed the whole show it was so romantic one of the most memorable event of my life!
We got engaged in the present of old school associate and friends!
You should have been there she frowned!
You`ve finally got what you wished for
I guess you should be happy now~ congrats
You don’t seem happy about my engagement? Bumi asked
He sighed, and cast a surreptitious look at her
I am happy for you
He replied, leaning over the couch
It was obvious that he did not consider T-K someone worthy of Marry her sister.
What do you have against T-K your expression is saying something else. Bumi inquired!
It`s hard for me to say please forgive me! Jide pleaded!
I have wrong both of you~
I`ve always love you the love I have for you is beyond brotherly love since our parents died, I found solace and comfort around you!
You takes and care for me so much despite all the over bearing restriction I had been putting on you!
I developed so much love for you!
I got angry furious and jealous whenever I see boys around you especially T-K who had always been your love-bird.
T-K had been sending massages, inquiring about you for over two years but each time he came I lied to him that you traveled!
Lately I sneaked into your room at night to kissed caress and Smooches all your private parts! You responded and moaned softly
I wanted to have sex with you but I couldn`t do it I stopped myself from committing such disgusting atrocity! Please forgive me.
Jide Your stupid behaviour explained the nightmare I`ve been having lately she was Shocked!
I lied to your brother hours ago, Chioma is not my niece! We`re dating, I thought I`ve lost you forever Bumi You`re the one I love! T-K confessed
You made the right choice! loving caring and honest man like T-K is rare!
I`m genuinely happy for you and T-K.
I`m glad you both are back together Happy re-union Jide apologized and complemented!
T-K and BUMI got married a year later!
Uju Christy Okoye
Nigerian Residence of Angola
Graduate of Public/Admin,Wife/mother
Author of ~Living My Life~