Noel’s Eve Episode 2

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Dayo Peters? Isn’t that Korina’s elder brother’? Nwaneka asked to be sure.
Korina was the most popular girl on campus, she was very attractive and
arrogant and her brother was one hell of an Adonis; but he had a problem,
he loved women. Dayo was an unrepentant flirt. How could someone as
innocent as Tola fall for his deceptive charms?
‘Yes, it was a mistake, it happened at that party, I don’t know what came
over me Nneka. My poor mother would die of heartbreak if she discovers
I’m pregnant. What do I do?’ Tears poured down her cheeks. What had she
gotten herself into?
she didn’t know how he lured her, how he seduced her with his sugary
tongue, a powerful sword he wielded expertly. He had walked her from the
dancing floor to the bar, saving her from great embarrassment. That was
when the chemistry blossomed between them, though she was light
headed, she still remembered clearly what had transpired between them.
‘Your beauty is rare’ he’d kissed the tip of her fingers. That made her
more confident, for a man like Dayo Peters to hand her such fine
compliments, it sparked her ego and she found herself relishing his soft
lips on her finger.
‘At the party? Tola, I don’t know what to say, does he know about the
pregnancy’? Nneka’s voice brought her back to reality.
‘No….’ she felt ashamed at her actions that night. She had lost her virginity
to a total stranger.
‘Oh God…’ Nneka sighed and sat beside her friend.
‘What do I do now? I am so terrified Nneka’ Tola searched her friend’s
eyes for answers but she met them as confused as her’s.
‘You know what I think?’ Nneka lifted a brow.
‘What do you think?’ Tola was filled with hope.
‘You need to tell him about the pregnancy’ Nneka replied.
‘Tell him about it? He would never accept it, what if he thinks I’m after his
money’? Tola’s hope died as reality stared her in the face.
‘That’s the only way out. Once we tell Dayo you’re carrying his child, we’ll
find a way out of this situation.’ Nneka said.
They fell silent for some minutes. However, the knock on the door was the
only sound that got their attention.
‘Open up this minute’ the voice was aggressive.
‘Who could that be’? Nneka exchanged stares with Tola.
Nneka sighed and rose to her feet, she was ready to rain hailstones on the
intruder who lacked manners but one look at the familiar face caused her
boldness to disappear.
‘Korina…’ Nneka stuttered.
‘That’s my name Dam’ she pushed the door wider and stepped in.
‘So this is the hole where you guys live’? Korina’s eyes reflected disgust.
‘What do you want Korina’? Nneka later found her courage while Tola
curled up in a corner looking like a cat.
‘A month ago i had a party and I heard beggars invited themselves’Korina
paused allowing the words to have their effect.
‘We are not beggars’ Nneka snapped at her.
‘Hold on. That’s not where I am getting at, weeks later I heard one of you
danced with my brother and is currently dating him. I have come to warn
whichever of you it is, to stay away from Dayo. He would never go down
with riff raffs like you. Dayo would be getting married in a month’s time,
so please back off’ Korina yelled.
‘Are you kidding me? So is this why you came over here’? Nneka chuckled
softly.
‘Yes, Fake Dam wanna be. Next time, I won’t be this nice’ she hissed and
stormed out of the room.
‘What have I gotten myself into’? Tola sobbed as Korina renewed her
tears.
‘Stop this Tola, crying wouldn’t solve any problem. You already made the
mistake, you have accepted it was a mistake, now the only thing we can
do is to correct it, you have to tell Dayo right now’ Nneka said.
‘How? I bet he wouldn’t remember my face. I don’t have his number. I’m
so ashamed of myself’ Tola felt weak, was she dreaming?
‘Okay, just stay strong. Don’t do anything stupid, we would go see him at
his office when you’re ready. We would go together, I promise’. Nneka
hugged her friend.
‘Thanks so much’ Tola wept on her shoulder. The buzzing of her phone
tore them apart.
‘Good afternoon Nonye’ Tola spoke to one of the girl’s she worked with at
the restaurant.
‘My shift has ended and you aren’t here to take over, I have to go
somewhere right now, please come over’ the girl requested.
‘Oh, I almost forgot. I’ll be there soon Nonye, thanks’ Tola threw the phone
on her bed and searched for a suitable dress to wear for work.
She worked as a waitress in a very expensive restaurant: ‘Soph and Barbs’
Restaurant. she worked and school at the same time, it really paid off,
that’s why she took her job seriously.
‘Where are you off to’? Nneka asked.
‘Work, I’ll be back in three hours time’ Tola stared at her reflection at the
mirror and sighed. She had played with fire, she hoped she wouldn’t get
burnt.
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Dayo Peters was the son of Chief Solarin Peters, together they ran a
multimillion company. Dayo was a man to die for, he wasn’t just wealthy
but he was very appealing to the female gender.
He wasn’t a six footer but he was tall, dark, well muscled and firm and his
eyes were dark and brooding.
That’s why Angel had persuaded her mother to arrange a marriage
between them. They had been family friends since childhood and
somehow she had fallen in love with Dayo, the only way to have him for
herself was by marriage and she was about to achieve her aim.
‘So honey where would we have our wedding? London or Paris’? she asked
while flipping through the pages of Elle Magazine.
‘Anywhere you want, is fine by me’ Dayo smiled at the woman he’d grown
to love. There was no woman for him aside Angel. Though he flirted
around and broke quite a number of hearts, but the queen of his heart
remained Angel Daramola.
She was tall and slender with a smooth caramel complexion. Lawyer by
profession, she was smart and very intelligent, qualities that made him
love her the more. Her neck had rings on them, glorious like that of a
swan bird. Her legs were straight and shapely, she didn’t have much hips,
her belly was flat and on her chest stood proud mounds of flesh. Her face
was excellently carved, a clean set of teeth, chestnut eyes, lush lips and a
sharp nose. Angel as her name implied was beautiful.
They were perfect for each other and he knew this.
‘You always make me smile’ she reached out and stroked his cheek as
they arrived the restaurant.
‘Welcome to Soph and Barbs’ Dayo winked and quickly stepped down to
help his queen out of the car.
‘Thanks sweetheart’ she smiled.
‘When last did you hear from Korina’? Angel asked. She liked Dayo’s
sister, they had so much in common. They had almost the same taste for
things. A high fashion sense for example, they watched ‘Keeping up with
the Kardashians’ and lots more.
‘She’ll be back from school by weekend’ Dayo pulled her a seat and
settled into his’.
‘Good. I do miss her’ Angel replied.
‘Hello and welcome to Soph and Barbs, What would you like to have’?
Nonye walked up to their new guests, a bit annoyed by Tola’s absence.
‘What should we eat’? Dayo picked the menu.
‘Oh, Excuse me sir, she’ll take over from here’ Nonye spotted Tola that
moment and decided to take her leave.
‘Who’? Dayo eye’s was still fixed on the menu.
‘Her’ Nonye stared at Tola icily and walked away.
‘Good evening’ Tola tried to compose herself. Why did they have to cover
their faces with the menu?
‘Good evening’ she repeated, it seemed they both didn’t hear her.
‘Darling have you made up your mind? What should we have Angel’? Dayo
trailed off as their eyes met yet again. He remembered her vividly, what
was she doing here?

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