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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by frbona: 11:32am On Nov 24, 2018|
Ann2012:you girls would goad a guy into spitting it out and end up rejecting and humiliating him afterwards
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 1:30pm On Nov 24, 2018|
I know say e no easy but Naomi dey give am green light already, so make him just try
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 1:31pm On Nov 24, 2018|
That's if she's not interested in the guy, but if she is, she'll accept him....shikena
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 2:59pm On Nov 24, 2018|
No say Naomi dey shadow ham wella, but my own b say make him reason well well, make ki no b like say Na Mr Flash dey play for im head, way b say if den start ham finish nao, after sometimes go talk say im don fed up..
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 3:03pm On Nov 24, 2018|
Anyway That's girls for you.
Tink I like ANN2012 answer. That's the bitter truth
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by LightQueen(f): 8:34pm On Nov 24, 2018|
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by LightQueen(f): 8:35pm On Nov 24, 2018|
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by benjinggreat: 10:42pm On Nov 24, 2018|
d hardest tin 4 for a man is to ask his woman crush out, note only d one u luv u go fear oooooo nt d one u lust after
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 6:31am On Nov 25, 2018|
I smiled. Indeed, it was not easy to be a man. Alright, I would be a man. And I would damn whatever was the outcome. But I decided I would be subtle about it. I called her number. She picked it after several ring.
‘How is Ella?’ I asked.
‘My regards to her.’
‘Is she as beautiful as you are?’ I grinned at myself.
‘Am I beautiful?’
‘You’re more than beautiful. You’re a jewel.’
I paused slightly. ‘I wondered why you’ve not got a man before now. You’re so beautiful.’
‘Getting a man is not by expediency. It is by choice.’
I sighed. She was surely picking my brain.
‘That’s philosophical,’ I said.
I sighed again. Maybe I should just end the chats.
‘Thanks for your time,’ I said. ‘It’s a pleasure chatting with you.’
I dropped my cell phone and stared at the small flat screen in the room. A Nigerian movie was shown. I tried to do something else and get Naomi off my mind. When Joyce came in, I tried to chat with her engagingly, but believe me, I could not push the image of Naomi into the oblivion. Later in the evening, I decided to call her and chat her up again.
‘I can’t get you off my mind,’ I said.
She laughed over the line. ‘Sorry about that.’
‘Is that all you could say?’
‘I should be the one to ask that question.’
I cleared my throat. ‘Were you ever married before?’
‘Where’s Ella’s father? What happened between the two of you?’
I thought I heard her sigh. ‘It’s a long story, but if you must know, her father is far away in Canada.’
‘Why’re you not with him?’
There was another long pause. ‘The relationship did not work. I was supposed to join him over there with the baby but the American wife he had did not make the plan fall through.’
I didn’t know what else to say. ‘Sorry about that.’
‘You’ve captured my heart, Naomi,’ I said. She didn’t say a thing. ‘Hello, can you hear me?’
‘What can you say to what I’ve said?’
‘Nothing for now,’ she said.
‘Yes. For now.’
‘Alright. Think over it.’ I cut the line.
Could it be that I misread her intentions? Could I be making a mistake? Well, even if it was a mistake, there was no crime in it.
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 7:29am On Nov 25, 2018|
Women can form..
OP tanks for the update, HAPPY SUNDAY TO YOU ALL
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by frbona: 8:10am On Nov 25, 2018|
FrankAkowe:keeping your readers glued to their screens waiting for updates.
A born writer you are
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 8:45am On Nov 25, 2018|
Thanks for the update OP
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 12:16pm On Nov 25, 2018|
Many thanks for the compliments
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by 369x: 3:59pm On Nov 25, 2018|
nice work. keep it coming
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 6:56am On Nov 26, 2018|
I went to the study room to read news online. I always loved to read both the local and international news and to be abreast of happenings. I got a message alert from my service provider. A recharge of two thousand naira was credited to my sim. It was from Naomi.
Immediately, I put a call across to her. ‘Why did you send that air time recharge?’ I asked gently.
‘I just felt like doing so.’
‘You didn’t have to do it,’ I said.
‘What do you mean, why? I didn’t say those things I said because I want to be getting things from you.’
‘I didn’t say that was the reason.’
‘Well, I really appreciate the gesture, but you didn’t have to bother yourself.’
‘It wasn’t a bother.’
‘Alright, thank you very much, Naomi. Now, what can I send you?’
‘Oh no, figure it out.’ She laughed over the line. ‘Seriously, don’t worry about sending me something. But if you insist, send me your love.’
I breathed in deeply. ‘Good. I’ll surely do that.’
She cut the line.
‘Who was that?’ Joyce asked. I was surprised to find that she was at the doorway and had been observing me.
‘Oh, it’s just a friend,’ I said.
She shook her head. ‘No, that look on your face shows that it’s not just a friend.’
‘Oh, come on, Joyce.’
‘Who is she? It must be a lady.’
‘And how can you tell?’
‘Because I know.’
I chuckled. ‘Yes, actually, it’s a lady I just met.’
‘Hmn, hmn. And you’re falling all over for her already.’
I shook my head. ‘Look, Joyce, let’s discuss something else.’
‘So this is how you’ll treat me.’
‘Oh, come on, what are you talking about?’
‘After all the love I gave you.’ With that, Joyce left angrily, slamming the door.
I shook my head again. How long would it take her to understand that we could not be lovers, no matter the mistake we had made?
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 9:00am On Nov 26, 2018|
He he he... Love triangle
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 9:27am On Nov 26, 2018|
No be small tin, make Joyce carry her bad balle commot ooo, yeye child
OP tanks for the update
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FantasticJ: 12:21pm On Nov 26, 2018|
[quote author=frbona post=73281742]keeping your readers glued to their screens waiting for updates.
A born writer you are
Must you quote everything........?
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 5:40am On Nov 27, 2018|
By five o ‘clock on Monday morning, I sent a poem I had carefully crafted to Naomi. I wasn’t much of an artist, but I used to be very good in literature in my secondary school days. I was sure she would like the poem. Later, at my place of work, I decided to call her during the lunch break. The phone rang on and on, but she did not pick it.
Maybe she was very busy, I decided. I went back to work. Several minutes later, she called me back.
‘I saw your missed call,’ she said.
‘Yes. Good morning.’
‘Good morning. I saw your poem. It’s beautiful. Thanks.’
‘You’re welcome. How’s work?’
‘I’m not at work. I couldn’t go. I had a domestic accident.’
‘A what? I hope it’s not serious.’
‘No, this morning, I had a sprain on my right ankle while preparing for work.’
‘Oh, sorry about that.’
‘You’ve taken some medication?’
‘Yes. I went to a chemist shop around. I’ll be okay.’
‘Okay. If you don’t mind, give me the address of your place. I’ll come and say hello after closing today.’
‘That’s alright. I’ll text it to you.’
Truly, a minute or so after I had spoken with her, she sent me the text message of her residence. She lived at Abina, off Randle Avenue, Surulere. I decided I would go there right after I closed from work.
At six o’clock on the dot, I left the bakery. From Agric bus stop, I took a BRT bus going to CMS. I would have to alight at Barracks bus stop. From there, I took a bike to Abina. I was in front of her residence by 6.55 p.m. It was a recently painted bungalow that looked small but nice.
‘Hello,’ I greeted.
She ushered me into her sitting-room. It was a cozy and nice place. A girl soon came in. Even without any introduction, I knew this must be Ella, her daughter.
‘Hey, Ella, meet my good friend, Ola. Ola, this is my daughter, my confidant and my best friend in the whole world, Ella.’
‘Ella, how d’you do?’
She looked very much like her mother, except she used glasses.
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 6:40am On Nov 27, 2018|
The relationship is building gradually
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by chisiudeh: 7:51am On Nov 27, 2018|
I hope you're not going to mess it all up. Don't go breaking her heart else na die.
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 9:44am On Nov 27, 2018|
U too much OP
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Mtbail: 9:55pm On Nov 27, 2018|
Na so e dey take start, Ola needs be to smart with the way he handle Ella cos if not she will easily notice what is goin on btw him n her mum before she wil be told. Op keep on de good wrks
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 6:13am On Nov 28, 2018|
‘What do I offer you, Ola?’ Naomi asked.
‘Nothing,’ I said. ‘I came to greet you. How’s the ankle?’ I stared at her right ankle and the bandaging around the place was obvious.
She touched the place slightly. ‘I’m relieved of the pain now. It’s getting better.’
I nodded. Ella left the sitting-room for an inner room.
‘Why don’t you want something, Ola? Are you shy?’
‘Oh, no. As I said, I came to greet you briefly and I’ll soon be going.’ I smiled and sat back comfortably. I studied her. She still looked very pretty
even in casuals.
‘How was work today?’ she asked.
‘Fine. It went very well.’
‘I appreciate your coming,’ she said.
I looked around the room again. ‘A nice place you have here,’ I said.
‘I won’t be staying long,’ I said. ‘You know, I’m still going back to Ikorodu this evening.’
‘I understand,’ she said. ‘Thanks for the trouble.’
She adjusted on her seat. ‘Even if it’s just cold water, let me offer you,’ she said and called out Ella. She then asked her to get me a bottle of
cold water. I took the bottle and the glass and poured the water for myself.
‘Thanks for this,’ I said.
‘If you don’t mind, you can come around on Saturday,’ she offered. ‘You’ll be well entertained then.’
It was my turn to nod. ‘That will be a pleasure.’ I stared at her.
‘Why’re you staring at me?’ she asked.
‘Oh,’ I blinked rapidly. ‘I’m sorry about that.’
She smiled and shook her head.
‘What does that mean?’ I asked.
Still smiling, she shook her head again. ‘Nothing.’
I held her hand. The palm was very soft against mine. In a swift move, I planted a short kiss on her lips. She looked surprised by my action. I
‘I should be on my way, now,’ I said. ‘See you again.’
‘You had no permission to do what you just did,’ she said softly.
I gave her a dramatic bow. ‘Forgive me. Have a wonderful night, Naomi.’ I stared at her ankle. ‘And I wish you soonest recovery.’
She smiled. ‘Thanks for coming.’
‘My regards to Ella.’
‘Sorry, I won’t be able to accompany you a bit.’
‘It’s alright. Good night.’
I left the place a happy person. At the Barracks bus stop, there was now traffic gridlock. I crossed the expressway to the other side to take a
commercial bus back to Ikorodu. I didn’t get home until few minutes past nine in the evening. It was quite unusual, but no one raised an eyebrow. The one who could have done so – Joyce – had gone back to campus.
By nine thirty, Naomi called my line.
‘Hope you got home on time,’ she said.
‘Yes. About twenty minutes ago,’ I replied.
‘Good. Thanks for coming around.’
‘It’s a pleasure,’ I said. ‘Were you angry with me?’
‘Over the short kiss of the rose.’
She laughed shortly. ‘If I was angry, I would have given you a dirty slap.’
‘Ouch! And that would have been very painful.’
‘Ah, thank God you did not.’
‘Yes, thank God.’
‘Thanks for the call,’ I said, smiling.
‘Thanks for receiving it,’ she replied. ‘Well, just to be sure you got home safely. Good night, Ola.’
‘Good night, Naomi.’
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|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by Ann2012(f): 6:22am On Nov 28, 2018|
Well done OP
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by chisiudeh: 6:56am On Nov 28, 2018|
You don dey form ororo abi. No do wetin she g use curve you like messi o.
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by IZUKWU(m): 7:11am On Nov 28, 2018|
The Dance Of The Spirits
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by LightQueen(f): 8:26am On Nov 28, 2018|
Thanks for the update
Joyce should let Ola be, go give someone else your love. Na by force to love
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by oloyedprince1(m): 9:12am On Nov 28, 2018|
i love dis story CU's d poster post regularly, thank for d update
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by skubido(m): 9:30am On Nov 28, 2018|
I go love ooooooo
OP tanks for the update
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by duruZed(m): 10:01am On Nov 28, 2018|
So all these write-up just for toasting a lady, well it is better than reading por.n literature. More ink to your pen.
|Re: Lost in Lust [A story by Toyin Olorunsola] by FrankAkowe: 7:50pm On Nov 28, 2018|
The next four days, we were calling each other every day. By Tuesday, she resumed her work and said she felt much better. By Wednesday evening, she asked if indeed I would be visiting her on Saturday.
‘Sure,’ I replied. ‘I’ll be off duty that day.’
On Saturday morning, I left home about nine a.m. I had selected a new jeans trousers and a well-suited, sky blue, Tommy Hilfiger t-shirt. I completed the dressing with a white Reebok canvas shoes. I was certain I looked good. I was at the door post of Naomi’s apartment few
minutes to eleven. Ella opened the door for me.
‘Hello, Uncle Ola. You’re welcome,’ she greeted.
‘Hello, Ella. How do you do?’
I sat myself comfortably on the sofa I had sat on the first time I came. Naomi soon emerged from the bedroom.
‘Hello, there,’ she greeted.
‘Hello, Lady Naomi.’
She smiled. I could see that she had done her hair. She was in casuals, but was as pretty as ever. She sat down opposite me.
‘So, how’s the weekend going?’
‘So, so. But I’m glad I’m here,’ I replied.
‘I’m glad to see you too,’ she replied.
The television was on and it was on a fashion station. I guessed Naomi was a fashion freak.
‘What can I offer you?’ she asked.
‘Oh, but I just came. No problem, I’ll ask later.’
I sat back relaxingly on the chair. ‘There’s something I don’t understand,’ I said.
She raised her brow. ‘What’s that?’
‘Look at you,’ I said. ‘You’re so pretty. How come you’ve not got yourself another man since Ella’s father left you?’
She smiled. ‘You really don’t understand, do you?’
I shook my head. ‘No, I don’t understand.’
‘Men have been pestering me,’ she said. ‘But I wasn’t interested.’
I still shook my head. ‘So, how come a young man that is just starting off is the one you’re interested in? Among all men!’
‘Do you want me to tell you the truth?’
She took her time. ‘It’s because I saw in you what I did not see in other men.’
I was pleasantly pleased by that. ‘What could that be?’
‘That evening I first saw you, you were completely different from others. There’s something about you.’
‘Can you honestly tell me what that thing is?’
‘Sure, I’ll tell you, but not now.’
I looked at her curiously. ‘Naomi?’
She made a slight face. ‘What?
‘So you won’t tell me right away?’
‘No, I won’t.’
‘Perhaps I used charm on you,’ I suggested.
She wrinkled her nose. ‘Perhaps.’
‘Perhaps, I’m a bad boy who only needs your money and will play games with your heart.’
Again, she wrinkled her nose. ‘Perhaps.’
‘You won’t tell me?’
‘Not right now.’
‘Alright, I give up.’
She smiled. ‘Don’t worry, you’ll get to know everything at the right time.’
‘How’s your ankle now?’
‘It’s better. I’m okay now.’
‘We thank God.’
I moved over to sit next to her, smiling. I touched the ankle and rubbed it gently. She seemed to like it.
‘Maybe I should have got permission before I touched your leg,’ I said.
‘Oh, come on, Ola.’
I sat upright and held her hand.
‘We’re going very fast, Ola,’ she said.
‘It’s good to move forward, not backward,’ I replied.
She smiled. ‘There’re certain things I should let you know.’
I rubbed the back of her right palm. ‘Such as what?’
‘I’m not after any fling,’ she said. ‘What I desire is a lasting relationship.’
I appeared to muse over it briefly. ‘It is very good that one should desire a lasting relationship,’ I said. ‘I desire a lasting relationship too. The
one that will last till death does apart.’
She nodded. ‘And you think Naomi is the one to fulfill that role?’
I smiled again. ‘Yes, I believe so. Seriously.’
‘Our society seriously frowns at an older lady marrying a younger man.’
‘Our society is not the one to decide who I fall in love with or who I choose to live the rest of my life with,’ I answered.
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