Its the D-day, she woke up with a wide smile on her face and she looked at me saying “This is really happening”. I stood up from where I was sitting to hold her, “Yes dear, its happening…finally” i replied. I hugged her as tears rolled down her cheeks, I couldn’t hold it in and I started crying too. Its been two years since Olumide and Fiyin started dating,  its their wedding day and the husband-to-be still has no idea that his bride’ s apparent “sister” is actually her daughter.

It all started four years ago….

It was a Saturday afternoon that day, Fiyin and I  just got back from reading at the state library. Our friend Susan was having her birthday party so we decided to go read in the morning then party later in the evening. Susan kept calling us that we were running late and the party had already started. We left home in a rush only to find out about halfway to the party that Fiyin didn’t take her house keys. We thought it didn’t matter since both of us would still come back home together so we went to the party.

At the party, we had fun, drank and danced like there was no tomorrow. At about 11:30, my boyfriend Chukie came around to pick us but Fiyin wasn’t ready to leave. She had met some “cute guys” and they were having fun so I left her and followed Chukie to his house. I was just settling in at Chukie‘s house when I saw the house keys, I called Fiyin to ask what she was going to do and she said I shouldn’t worry she’d sort herself out so I forgot about it and went to bed.

Fiyin came home the following day excited and told me what happened after I left the party. Apparently, the cute guys she was talking to invited her to go clubbing with them, after clubbing they went home together and he even gave her a cheque of #50,ooo when she was leaving. “Oh cool”  I replied her. Little did I know there was more to the story…

The next time I saw Fiyin was when I was in school to get my NYSC posting letter. I was so happy to see her after the three months break but I noticed she wasn’t too excited, we decided to go eat at the cafeteria.

The waitress came to take our order:

Waitress: What would you like to eat?

Me: A plate of rice and beans, fried fish and dodo 

Fiyin: Jollof rice, fish, two meat, ponmo, salad and moin -moin

:O

Me: FIYIN!!!

Fiyin: What nau?

Me: Is this how you’ve been eating, no wonder you’re fat :p

(She ignored my comment..)

Waitress: Drink?

Me: Fanta for both of us

(The waitress walked away…)

Me: Fiyin, what’s wrong? You don’t look happy

Fiyin: My dear, I’m in deep shit o

Me: Tell me what’s wrong?

Fiyin: I’m pregnant

Me: WHAT??? :O For who?

Fiyin: Remember Susan’s last birthday party when we were in school?

Me: Yeah sure

Fiyin: I told you I went clubbing with those guys right, after clubbing I followed them home,  I was pretty drunk that night and one thing  led to the other I slept with one or more of them. I really cant remember

Me: WHAT??? FIYIN!!! What the hell have you done? Why dint you say something??

Fiyin: The truth is I was ashamed, especially knowing the fact that you told me to leave the party that night. I probably would have gone home but I dint have my keys too so I just thought one night of fun wouldn’t hurt, I dint know this was going to happen

(She bursted into tears and stopped as the waitress approached)

The waitress served us and left…

Me: Do you even know which of them is responsible?

Fiyin: I really have no idea, even the cheque I was given that day bounced and the name I saw on it was Shina Rambo …

(cuts in….)

Me: Shina Rambo ke? Naah that can’t be right

Fiyin: I don’t think I can even recognize any of them, I dint take a number cuz I dint plan on seeing them again, I don’t know what to do 😦

(I moved close to hold her hand)

Me: Did you at least call Susan to ask her about them?

Fiyin: I did,  but I couldn’t tell her what was wrong and when I mentioned Shina Rambo she laughed and hung up.

Me: Yeah, that’s pretty funny………But you’re keeping the baby right?

Fiyin: I have to, My parents already know about it, my mum isn’t even talking to me at the moment.

Me: I’m sure they’ll come around…pele dear

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Little Mide ran into the room excited about something, I carried her and she showed me the pack of Malteasers she was holding, “Uncle Chukie gave me” she said in her cute little voice. I looked up to see my 6 ft 1 “prince” walk in…

😉

He smiled and I welcomed him with a hug. He came to pick the rings and also deliver a message from the groom, he left a few minutes later and Fiyin and I went back to our discussion. She told me she has agreements with her parents never to mention who Mide‘s parents are to anyone and since she was their only child, they really don’t mind taking care of Mide. We all got dressed and headed to the church.

Few hours later, the deed was done,  Fiyin and Olumide were officially married. We were all happy and our little secret was safe, Until later in the evening, at the wedding after-party.

Fiyin was literally dancing her ass off as the Deejay played “Olo mi” by Tosin Martins when this tall cute guy came out from nowhere and started spraying her #1000 notes, she looked up to smile at him and even danced more. The guy whispered in her ears, you don’t remember me, do you? She shook her head, he replied with a smile ” Shina Rambo, I’m Olumide’s cousin”.

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