Her day had been relatively easy-going save for that uncomfortable incident at the hospital. Try as hard as she could to erase the image of Tayo and Adaobi from her head, it played over and again; no matter how much she cluttered it with other thoughts. The kiss had been fervent, similar to the kind she’d shared with Tayo on several occasions. She developed a headache just thinking about it.Read More
‘Oh?’ She leaned towards him with a piece of serviette in hand. ‘How thoughtful. Thank you.’ His hand was featherweight at her waist as she wiped off telltale signs. ‘Don’t move, Tay!’ Low grade, mock threatening tone.
He did, closing the space between them and grinning widely. ‘How do you know -?’Read More
I have every reason to come back safely. You are all my reasons.’ And tilting his head to the side, he kissed her slowly, lingering on every inch of her mouth as though attempting to create a lasting memory while they were apart. ‘Good night, love.’ He whispered in her ear when they eventually separated.
‘Godspeed.’ She whispered back, then watched him leave, closing the door quietly behind him for the second time that dayRead More
Au contraire, the time was now and they were all grown up. When the realisation hit Tayo this time, he didn’t scoop her up in his arms but like a sheep led to slaughter; he followed her down the passage to her room at the end, shutting the door gently behind him.Read More
‘Women who love and want to be with you, Tayo? Yes, you attract them and there’s nothing wrong with that.’ She reasoned, following his movements as he paused by the sliding doors at the other end of the room and stared out of it. ‘Weeks ago?’ She went on. ‘Shouldn’t you be healing? Taking time to breathe?’
He swung his gaze at her then. ‘I should be happy and that’s what I am with you.’Read More
She still had them, he thought. Endless, endless legs. Lovely long hair. His gaze darted up. She was still all together lovely. ‘What do you want to do first?’ He asked out aloud, instead.Read More
‘What do you mean, Steve?’
‘Did you go out with her?’
‘Yes, a long time ago in school. Why?’
‘And you let her go? You dey crase?!’
Tayo sighed, removing his glasses. ‘We were young.’ He said. ‘It was complicated.’Read More
When Naji Fawaz decides to rebuild her life after a devastating personal loss, she plans a complete do over in an unfamiliar environment among unknown faces, and even contemplates an alternative career path.
What throws a spanner in the works is running into an old love, Tayo Olukoya, who unearths familiar emotions and poignant memories, and is absolutely thrilled at their reunion.
Will she fight her latent feelings for him and bury them once and for all? Or allow fate to take its course?Read More
“My dear,” he began, “there are certain things I can compromise on. My dessert is not one of them.” He paused. “And you.” He picked up a spoon, diving into cream and chocolate, emerging with a tempting mix of both. “Why are you still here?” The spoon hovered midair and his gaze held the waiter’s. “Yes, we want another one. Thank you.”Read More