In The Dark – Episode 2

A Story By Stanley Oluwatosin

I was so angry with khole that i decided not to talk to her when we got to the room. I brought out my shopping bag to check my dress. Khole quickly jumped up immediately i brought out my dress she was screaming “OMG!” cos the dress is so beautiful, i abandoned the dress with her and took my jewelry box. Mom got me the best set of gold necklace, earring and hand breacelet have ever seen. Khole grabbed the necklace and quickly went to the mirror to try it on. She then turned to me and asked ‘how do i look’ i did not give her any response and that was when she realised i was angry. Khole asked what her offense was and i told her she should have let me give the rude boy a piece of my mind. Khole smiled and apologised telling me its becos she as gist for me thats why she doesn’t want to waste our time on baseless argument. I forgot i was angry immediately i heard gist, i smiled and told her to tell me,she then said since am mad at her no more gist. Her phone started ringing and i grabbed the phone since it was closer to me, the caller I.D was ‘RIB’ she started to beg me, telling me how important the caller is, i eventually gave her the phone and she rushed to the rest room. I wonder what this girl is hiding tho. Khole came out thirty minutes after and i was already bussy with my phone even though i was hungry,i could not place an order without her. She asked wotsup? And i gave her a frown, she then smiled and sat close to me on bed. I asked her who she was on phone with and she said she wont tell me cos of what i did. I pulled her hair playfully and she put her hands in the air begging. I released my grip on her hair and She cleared her throat like an old woman telling her kids a story and said ” you know there comes a time in life when we all meet our prince charming who will sweep us off our feet?” i smiled nd she continued. “It all started in church one day. We sat together and during sermon i realised i brought only a jotter without a pen and he had a pen without a jotter, he asked for a piece of paper first nd i asked for a pen, we both smiled and we did the exchange. I was the last person that used the pen. I some how forgot to return it to him. After benediction he was out of sight. I searched for him to no avail and decided to go home. On stepping out of the church i saw him about to enter a red range over sport, i waved at him and shouted ‘hey!!!!’ since i do not know his name, he did not even notice me. The distance btw us was long so i decided to walk to the gate since he will pass through the gate. Just when he was almost at the gate i waved at him and raised the pen up. He then signal me to get in. I got in and he drove out. I told him how much i hate keeping others belongings no matter how small which is the reason am returning the pen. He just smilles and asked what my name is. I looked up at him and realised how handsome he his. He has a dark and glowing skin,a handsome face with lips i think its too pink for a dark skinned guy. He said smth which i did not hear and i told him my name. He smiled and said’ am asking where u are heading to?’. I was a li2 embarrassed but i composed myself and told him ‘Agric’. An area for the wealthy in ilorin kwara state capital. He said he was also heading there to see a friend and if i do not mind he can drop me off. I smilled and replied yes. The silence was becoming disturbing so i brought out the pen,i was about giving it back to him when he suddenly made a U-turn. The pen fell from my hand and i could not find it. He told me not to worry about the pen. He then parked in front of a big gate and told me this was his friend’s place and he apologised for not dropping me off at my door step, i told him no problem and made to unbuckle my belt when he bent over toward me. I was shocked and surprise, i moved backward thinking its a mistake and he bent more, i moved again and he did the same utill my back was touching the car body. I looked away frighteened,thinking i will get my first kiss from a total stranger when he bent fully and picked the pen close to my leg. OMG that was close, i thought as i adjusted myself. He asked ‘what were u exepecting?’ and started laughing, i frown at first and later join in the laughter. How can i be so daft??



On monday afternoon i was going back to school in my car this time around when i saw him sitting on his car in front of his friend’s house. I horned at him to get his attention to no avail, i had to park properly before going to meet him. On my way to where he was sitted i was shouting ‘Hey!!!!’ since i dont even know his name. I walked up to him and said ‘hey Mr.pen’ he looked up when i waved into his face. He smilled and removed his ear phone,he then said ‘ hey, u say what?’ I smilled and repeated what i said,and he shook his head and smilled. He asked how i was doing and where i was heading to,when i told him, he went further to ask abt my school. After the whole school conversation,there was silence again, I then ask what is name is? He smilled and said i should stick to ‘Mr.pen’. I laughed then he asked me to apologise which i refused to. He shook his head and promised not to tell me his name. I asked him what he was doing here and he said he was waiting on his friend and a pretty angle he met lately, i was alittle bit jealous thinking this cool dude is taken already? I asked him who the angel is, at first he refused but later on he agree to tell me. I could feel my ear grew bigger and my heart was beating faster. He then said K.H.O.L.E. We both laughed and he finally asked for my digit, i asked what he needed my digit for (forming hard to get) and he said ‘ well u know,since we met in church it wont be a bad idea to wake u up for sunday school every sunday with a call’ we both laughed and i called my digit out for him. I told him i should be on my way and he said no problem. I asked him for his name again and he playfully asked me to beg him again,i did since i wanted to know his name and my time is fast spent. He then asked me to beg louder and louder until i refused to say a word forming annoyance. I shouted good bye! and turned to leave, he then held my hand, i looked back and he was smilling as usual he then said ‘ J.O.S.H……..the name is Josh’ he relised his grip on my hand and i smiled saying ‘bye Mr.Josh pen’ I did not wait for his response before heading to my car. I knew he was looking at me so i allowed my a$$ swing seductively in my tight jump suit. I got to my car and was about opening the door when i looked back hoping to catch him looking at me but the naught guy i was doing all the cat walk for backed me already, with his phone glued to his ear as if he was receiving a call. With frustration i shouted .Josh!!!!!!!’ He hurriedly turn back and waved with a smiled. Gosh!!!!!!! What a waste of talent. I forced a smille and got into my car.



An incoming call interupted khole from going on,i almost cursed the caller but couldn’t when i saw that it was my mom. She asked the usual question about our safety,she also spoke with khole to confirm we are alright. I hurriedly ended the call and bestowed on khole to continue, she then coverd her face with her hand saying shes blushing since its getting personal and since am still under age,i should not be hearing about love yet. I hit her playfully and grabbed her hair she then surrender her hands in the air and said she will continue. I released her hair and put my full attention on her. Khole then stood up and changed her sitting position from the bed we both occupied to the big couch in the room,i readjusted my self,ready for the full story.


I resumed school and found myself think about the cool dude i met but since i do not have his contact i had to wait for his call. He did not call for more than a week but later did on a friday afternoon. I was done with one of the day’s lecture that lasted for more than two hours. I was on my way to get lunch when my phone started ringing. The number was a new one and i was reluctant to pick at first, i eventually did and the caller said he is the dry cleaner i gave my clothes to. I do my laundry with my washing machine,what is he talking about? I told him its a wrong number but he denied and described my physical appearance perfectly,he also got my name right even the school i attend. I was surprise d and told him i do not have a dry cleaner and i do my laundry myself but this dry cleaner guy is so sturborn,he was insisting its not a wrong number. When i got tired of the argument i dropped the call. I was yet to take three steps when the number called again, i ignored and he called and called again more than ten times. At the last ring i picked the call and yelled at him to go and burn the clothes and leave me alone,he laughed and i ended the call. I got to the resturant and my phone vibrated signifying a new message. I clicked on the message and the content was ‘Hi, I am brooke so i thought i could make money from a big girl like you(smile)……………….JOSH.’

At first i smilled then laughed and laughed out loud, what a lame trick. I got some people looking at me already, i composed myself and dialed the number. We talked for a while and he told me he has been sick and he was discharged two days ago. He promised to call back and add me up on whatsap. I had my lunch and left for my next lecture. On getting home he called back and asked if we can chat now? I was positive so we started chatting that day. He asked me out on a date and we went to a resturant at first. Later we saw a movie at shoprite. We started hanging out more and its realy cool to be around him. I got to know he his a graduate of mechanical engineering and he works in one of his father’s company, he is also the branch manager of Ilorin branch and he is twenty three years.

Josh brought me back from one of our outings one day,i was about to open the car door after saying goodbye when i noticed it was locked. I gave him the ‘what are u waiting for?’ look. He looked deep into my eyes and i frooze. He lean over and i was contemplating in my head if this is going to be a kiss or he is about to pick another pen. My eyes widened when his cute pink lips fell on mine. Many thought were going on in my head. The thing is that ever since i have been little have always imagined to get my first kiss on my wedding day on the altar. Apart from that anybody that try kissing me will get a hot slap. But i was there with eyes closed receiving the kiss whole heartedly. I wanted to pull away but i ended up giving in to the kiss. He finally ended the kiss and held me close to himself and whispered ‘Be my girl Khole’. I did not respond i just remained in his comfortable arm since it feels like i belong here. My silly self did not pull away again, he released me and asked if i have to think about his requst, I noded and he unlocked the door to his car. I climbed down and with shaky legs walked to my apartment. I could feel butterflies in my stomach or is it mosquitoes Dunno!



Inmediately i got to my room i got his call. I was a little bit shy to pick at first but i did finally and he asked if we could chat. I logged unto whatsap and I got his message already. He asked if i was angry and went on and on telling me how bad he is in asking ladies out so he always love to confirm if his feelings is reciprocated before going for what he want. I made a joke about everything and insisted on him asking me out. He then replied with “Hi lady,my name is Josh, i am young,handsome and bold,i have six packs and would love you to be my girl. Pls say yes.” I was almost rolling on the floor with laughter. I gave him a capital ‘NO’ over and over again be4 he got serious and sent a sms to express his feelings.

“I built my wall so high against love becos i was afraid of been committed to love. Love is love but ur love is different and beautiful. I wonder how u brought my wall down and launched a full attack of love into my heart,my heart fell helplessly inlove with u and it cries for u and u only. Be my girl khole and i promise you the most beautiful kids ever.”

Woah I couldn’t stop smilling at my phone screen. I wished he had done this in person tho. The big girl in me wanted to say ‘no’ and form hard to get bt d sily me ended up saying ‘YES’. He called and made promises to be the best boyfriend ever and all i ever wanted. So we are here it been three beautiful months we started on Feb14 and today is march 7 my best buddy’s birthday. End of story madam.


I kept on screaming ‘Woah’ when khole ended her fairy tale. I decided to start attending church since Khole found her prince charming in church. Khole laughed at my decision and i told her its not bad to serve the lord and look out for my prince charming as well. We both decided to play music and learn dance steps for my party.

…to be continued


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