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30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 2:11pm On Jan 11
Yes, it is me again, Kayode Olumide Odusanya. Back from the dead with another one. lol! This will be a short novelette as usual...a romance comedy. This project is dedicated to some people on here that ignited a spark in me when I was down...MhizDherbee, Evajael, RichBright, and GucciQueen38...Thank you guys. And thank you all my readers...the ones that show themselves, and the ones that read in ghostmode, I love you all. Sorry, I am getting too emotional. lol! Let's get to the new story.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 2:15pm On Jan 11
30 Days and 30 Nights

By

Kayode Odusanya

© 2018 Kayode Odusanya

Chapter 1

He couldn’t see smoke anywhere, but the burning incense smell was fresh in the air. He guessed it was coming from the inner room, or maybe the church had been previously purified before they got in. It was early Monday morning, and the whole place had a serene feel to it.

Efe was seated on a white plastic chair at the space between the church benches and the pulpit. Beside him was his Aunt, Ejiro, and directly opposite her was the Olusho of the church, who looked more like an Iman with his beard. He had a mix of black and grey unattractive goatee, brown teeth, and his charcoal black complexion made the wrinkles on his face appear very ugly.

The old man was saying something in Yoruba. Although Efe understood enough Yoruba to know what the conversation was about, the low and tired voice the man was speaking in made it hard to follow him. Also, Efe’s mind was on the middle aged lady he had seen with her head shaved, throwing up by the wall when he walked into the church premises a few minutes ago. He had looked into her eyes, and it was empty, like her soul had left her body.

Never would he have thought he would come to a place like this, but he had only agreed to this because it was a church thing. And also because since his parents died in a car accident seven years ago, his aunt Ejiro had become like a mother to him. She had been on his neck for months; he only agreed to her request yesterday morning, and she quickly fixed an appointment with the Olusho for this morning.
‘Efe, you are not getting younger o! Remember that.’ He remembered his aunt always repeating every time they spoke on the phone. Over the years, every time he was about to get a big break with whatever business he was into, something always happened to mess it up. His last birthday was his 29th, and he had thought that by now he would have at least settled down and started family. He had a three thousand capacity poultry house, but he was barely breaking even in the business.

He saw the man’s gaze shift to him, and he quickly looked up. “Se o ngbo mi?” The man asked in Yoruba if Efe was listening to what he was saying and chuckled. His aunt nudged him. Efe said, “Yes sir,” sat up, and added, “Be ni sir” Repeating himself in Yoruba. The man went on talking with a smile on his face as his laps made a funny continuous movement of coming together and moving apart, making the lower part of the white Sutana he had on to move like ocean waves.

The Olusho told them they won’t be need for him to conduct fasting or consult the spirit realm to check Efe’s destiny, as he could see it shining so bright right now. That statement made Efe focus more on what the man was saying. He went on to say the work was in Efe’s hands, and that there was just one thing he had to do differently. Then he looked at Efe for a few seconds before saying in Yoruba that all Efe had to do was abstain from sex for thirty days.

“O gbodo ni asepo pelu obinrin fun Ogbon ojo.” The man repeated the instructions again, focusing on Efe all the while, and making sure to know if Efe understood what he was saying. Efe nodded and smiled. His girlfriend, Margaret had broken up with him last month, and he felt this was going to be a stroll in the park for him.

The meeting was over, and his plump aunt got up from her seat and knelt to greet the man. She said she would come and see him later as she stood up tied the loose end of the brown ankara wrapper on her waist. Efe got up, nodded, and thanked the man in Yoruba. He waited as the man, in his slow talking voice said some more things to his aunt. As he stood there, listening to them talk, he thought of how simple the task was, and how he had initially thought it would involve buying candles, and fasting. The standing fan beside him was at the highest, and it felt like it was going to blow his lanky body out of the shirt and slacks he had on, so he moved his chair to the side and took a few steps back. He looked around the church, and his eyes fell on a portrait of black Jesus on top of the door that the Olusho had walked out from earlier.

“Ogbeni, magbagbe o! Ogbon Ojo.” The man said as he stood up from his seat, stressing the fact that Efe had to go thirty days and thirty nights without sex. Efe nodded once again with a smile on his face.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by EvaJael(f): 2:49pm On Jan 11
kayo80:
Yes, it is me again, Kayode Olumide Odusanya. Back from the dead with another one. lol! This will be a short novelette as usual...a romance comedy. This project is dedicated to some people on here that ignited a spark in me when I was down...MhizDherbee, Evajael, RichBright, and GucciQueen38...Thank you guys. And thank you all my readers...the ones that show themselves, and the ones that read in ghostmode, I love you all. Sorry, I am getting too emotional. lol! Let's get to the new story.
Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 3:21pm On Jan 11
EvaJael:

Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o

smiley

Thanks.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Leesah(f): 4:36pm On Jan 11
EvaJael:

Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o
Evajael hun you're the best... popcorn and drinks on me..

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by AryEmber(f): 5:33pm On Jan 11
Let temptations start kicking in!

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Jadedgrace98(f): 5:44pm On Jan 11
EvaJael:

Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o
EvaJael which one is gate fee now lol and u had better shift for me we are fighting for it. kayo80, nice job here.
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Gucciqueen38(f): 6:15pm On Jan 11
kayo80:
Yes, it is me again, Kayode Olumide Odusanya. Back from the dead with another one. lol! This will be a short novelette as usual...a romance comedy. This project is dedicated to some people on here that ignited a spark in me when I was down...MhizDherbee, Evajael, RichBright, and GucciQueen38...Thank you guys. And thank you all my readers...the ones that show themselves, and the ones that read in ghostmode, I love you all. Sorry, I am getting too emotional. lol! Let's get to the new story.
My pleasure! Thank you so much for the dedication..
You are a wonderful writer and hope to see more of your work. Take care of yourself

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:20pm On Jan 11
Gucciqueen38:
My pleasure! Thank you so much for the dedication..
You are a wonderful writer and hope to see more of your work. Take care of yourself

Thank you.
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:21pm On Jan 11
AryEmber:
Let temptations start kicking in!

Lol!
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 6:21pm On Jan 11
Jadedgrace98:

EvaJael which one is gate fee now lol and u had better shift for me we are fighting for it. kayo80, nice job here.

Thank you.
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Gucciqueen38(f): 6:28pm On Jan 11
kayo80:

Thank you.
You are welcome smiley

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by DemiKOL(f): 6:30pm On Jan 11
Whao!
Another story we have here!
Welldone Kayo80.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 2:54pm On Jan 12
DemiKOL:
Whao!

Another story we have here!

Welldone Kayo80.

Thank you.
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 2:54pm On Jan 12
Chapter 2

It had been seven days since his visit to the Olusho, and he was still on track with the task. He was at his dining table with a pen and a pad, crosschecking the accounts from yesterday at the poultry farm. His new manager had forwarded it to him last night. He had had to fire the last two managers he had at the poultry, but so far so good, this new one was impressive.

Even though his poultry business was his main source of income, there were days he couldn’t go there because dozens of poultry farms were springing up daily around the Sheshegun area of Ogun state his farm was located in, making competition stiff, and he had to go out to source for more customers. The egg glut of the previous year had really affected his finances, and he hoped never to experience anything like that again.

He was using the calculator on his phone when his phone started ringing. The caller ID showed it was Margaret calling. He automatically wanted to swipe to left, then he remembered what he had to do for thirty days and he the phone down. He watched it till it stopped ringing, and then he picked up the pad in front of me. As he found where he had left off with the accounts, the phone started ringing again.
Maybe she has gotten me a client; he thought to himself and picked up the phone again. He looked at the screen, focusing on the way the call waves expanded on the screen. After a few seconds, he picked up and said, “Hello.”
“Hey babe, how are you?” She said in her raspy voice.
“Fine.” He said and waited.
“I’ve missed you.” She said in a low voice.
“Why did you call?”
“Come on Efe! Why do you have to be so hostile?”
“Margaret, you broke up with me, remember?”
“I know! I know!” She said and the line went quiet for a while before she added, “I was confused.” When he didn’t say anything back she said, “Are you home? I want to come over.”
“Margaret, you can’t come over.” He said quickly.
“Please, I really want to see you.” She said and cleared her throat before adding, “I’ll do that thing you like.” Efe removed the phone from his ear, looked at the screen for a few seconds, and then swiped right. With the way the conversation was going, he didn’t trust himself to resist her request if she persisted. The phone started ringing again, and he pressed the bottom by the side of the phone to mute it, and then put the phone on the table.

He tried to go back to work, but he couldn’t concentrate any longer. Margaret’s Unclad body kept flashing through his mind; her petite but shapely body; her spotless smooth skin; the way her Unclad brown skin shines in the darkness; her full youthful breasts; her sexy eyes. He looked at the phone screen again and just then, a message came in. He picked up the black Wiko android phone, punched in 1926 to unlock it, clicked on the message, and it read, ‘Why would you cut the line on me? I’m coming over right now.’

Efe’s heart started beating fast as he thought of his next line of action. He hit reply on the touch screen phone, typed, ‘I’m not home’ and hit send. He held the phone up, with his eyes on the screen for a few seconds. When he didn’t get a reply back from her, he grabbed his car keys from the table and rushed out of his house.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by queenitee(f): 4:51pm On Jan 12
CT
EvaJael:

Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o
Please I'm hungry

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by queenitee(f): 4:54pm On Jan 12
Maggie is trouble oo

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by chisiudeh: 5:08pm On Jan 12
Efe dey run from mmekwe. Chai .. Before Margret go make him begin shout in ROYGBIV .

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by favch(f): 6:08pm On Jan 12
EvaJael:

Awww. I just woke up from sleep to see this. Glad I could be there for ya just like you've been for me. Another one has landed! You're the boss. I'm sitting in front o, everybody else oya find your seat behind me and no noise please.
Cbella
Leesah
Pearl05
Favch
Jadedgrace98
Queenitee
Kheriee
I'm inviting you. There is gate fee this time o
Haba baby mi, how can u expect "them girls" to pay gate fee
Ladies FREE, gents #500 lol

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by tijehi(f): 3:54am On Jan 13
AryEmber:
Let temptations start kicking in!

As in broad daylight temptation. The one that would make him forget the words of the funny looking 'Olusho'.....abeg kay, what's the meaning of Olusho?

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Khostlybeauty18(f): 12:55pm On Jan 13
grin Efe's own don meet him o

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 3:06pm On Jan 13
queenitee:
Maggie is trouble oo

wink
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 3:07pm On Jan 13
chisiudeh:
Efe dey run from mmekwe. Chai .. Before Margret go make him begin shout in ROYGBIV .

lol!
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo80(m): 3:08pm On Jan 13
tijehi:


As in broad daylight temptation. The one that would make him forget the words of the funny looking 'Olusho'.....abeg kay, what's the meaning of Olusho?

Pastor/prophet in a white garment church.
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by kayo8080: 3:22pm On Jan 13
Chapter 3

When he had driven about thirty minutes away from home and knew there was no way he could be convinced to turn around, he finally picked her call. “Hello.” He said in a calm voice.
“Efe, what’s wrong with you?” She shouted out.
“What?” He barked back at her.
“I’m at your place. I’ve been knocking and calling for the past 10 minutes.”
“I’m not home. I thought I told you that.”
“It’s a lie. You’re always home by this time.”
“Well, sorry, I’m not home this time around.”
She went quiet as if she had calmed down to listen to the background and notice the noise of cars driving by. “Where are you? It’s 9pm. You hardly go out this late.”
“I had to go…”
“Efe!” She shouted out, cutting him off. “Susan wants to attack me.”
“Wait, what? How did she get out of her cage?”
“Did you tell her I broke up with you?”
He couldn’t help but laugh at what she said. He was about to tell her he would be home soon, but the old man’s face flashed through his mind. Even though he knew he could probably hold himself back from having sex with her if he went back home, he knew they might probably make out, and he didn’t know if that would go against what he was meant to do. “Susan. Susan. Tsk, tsk, tsk.” He heard Maggie say.
“Susan has recognized me now.” She said with a little laugh.
“That’s good. I guess she reacted to your loud threatening voice earlier.”
“What?”
“Yea, you had a loud voice when you first came on the phone.”
“Oh! Okay. So, will you come back now?”
He was quiet for a while, then said, “I’m sorry Maggie…I’m really far away from home.” When she didn’t say anything back, he added, “I’ll call you tomorrow, okay?”
“Okay.”
……….
He got back to the front of his house around 9:30 pm, and as he was about to drive in, he remembered he still had to make something to eat, so he changed his mind and kept driving down the express way. His house was actually the same house he had lived in as a kid. His father built it along the express when the place was a new sight about 30 years ago, now the whole place was developed as it was one of the major expressways that connected Lagos and Ogun state. Banks had approached the family with mouth watering offers to acquire the house, but his elder siblings were not in support of it. They were five kids. He had two elder brothers, and two younger sisters. His sisters were married, and his twin elder brothers were in America, so he lived in the 5 room duplex all by himself.

He drove his army green Toyota 4Runner into the new fast food joint that had opened along his expressway during Christmas period a couple of weeks ago. The place had a Shawarma spot by the side of the main building, and he planned to grab a medium size Shawarma for the night. He parked facing the main building, turned off the car, and stepped out of the SUV. He was heading towards the side of the bungalow when he heard the sound of Hip Hop music. He turned around and saw a black BMW pulling into the car park a little too fast.

He kept walking, but turned around again when he heard the thin voice of a girl shouting. A thick girl in her early twenties dressed in a white tight fitting gown came out of the front passenger’s side of the car and slammed the door. She started walking away from the car, then turned around and hastened her pace when she saw the guy that had been driving the car was out. When Efe looked well, he saw it wasn’t a guy, but actually a girl dressed like a guy. The slim girl was in ripped sky blue skinny jeans, a black tank top, black face cap, and a gold chain swinging around her neck as she rushed to catch up with her friend.

Before Efe knew what was happening, the thick girl had run up behind him, using him as a shield. “Calm down! What’s wrong?” Efe said to the tomboy dressed girl as she approached.
“Yes! I like guys too. What do you want to do about it?” The thick girl shouted out from behind Efe.
Her friend was hyperventilating now, but she didn’t say anything.
“Yes. I like guys.” She said again, and then started rubbing her hands around Efe’s chest, with her breasts pressed up on his back. He gently tried to pull her hands away from his white t shirt while trying to calm her friend down, but she kept running her hands through his body with the intentions of angering her friend.

“Stop!!!” Efe shouted out all of a sudden and it startled the two girls; the one that had been behind him, left his side, and moved a few feet away from him, looking at him strangely. The tomboy was also looking at him, with confusion on her face. Then a chubby lady in khaki shorts and red t shirt with a white Nike swoosh sign came out of the food joint, shouting incoherent words. She had a speech impediment, but it was clear to Efe that she was used to the two girls fighting and was tired of them. Just then, a police van pulled into the car park of the fast food restaurant.

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Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by Gucciqueen38(f): 4:40pm On Jan 13
Interesting piece. I am definitely following.
I need more! cheesy
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by MhizDherbee(f): 6:10pm On Jan 13
kayo80:
Yes, it is me again, Kayode Olumide Odusanya. Back from the dead with another one. lol! This will be a short novelette as usual...a romance comedy. This project is dedicated to some people on here that ignited a spark in me when I was down...MhizDherbee, Evajael, RichBright, and GucciQueen38...Thank you guys. And thank you all my readers...the ones that show themselves, and the ones that read in ghostmode, I love you all. Sorry, I am getting too emotional. lol! Let's get to the new story.
Awwwwn, my boo... Following this all d way...
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by YINKS89(m): 7:48pm On Jan 13
I like dis story already... Ride on
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by mzHANA(f): 7:10am On Jan 14
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by DollarAngel(m): 7:12am On Jan 14
On my way to Church
Re: 30 Days And 30 Nights (A Romance Novelette By Kayode Odusanya) by dontbothermuch: 7:14am On Jan 14
smiley
Interesting

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