(cont from part 1)
“There’s a difference people. Blunt not rude.” She would say.
David just smiled and moved on to the other end of the bar. She made to follow, an apology at the tip of her tongue. But for what? I didn’t insult him, she thought. I was simply blunt. Oh yeah, you called him captain obvious. Pfft, that was sarcasm! So?Not everyone understands sarcasm. Then maybe there was no point in him trying to keep me company I mean, a guy who doesn’t get sarcasm, how boring!
So back and forth she went, arguing with herself on whether or not she should apologize to David that she didn’t see Tola walk in.
“I’m so sorry Babe! I was in an Uber from hell! Dude didn’t know where he was supposed to follow and instead of him asking for directions or use his frigging map, we kept going round in circles!”
She said in a huff as she sat on the identical empty stool to Ade’s right and took a long sip from the glass of chapman.
“First of all, who told you that’s yours?” Ade said, pointing at the glass in Tola’s hand.
“Secondly, did your phone die in all of this ordeal? You could have called. That’s one of the uses a phone Tola. A simple call. Or a sms even. ‘Ade, I’m running late. Uber woes.’ Shikena.”
“I’m sorry naa. Battery was flat.” Tola said with a wink and took another sip of her drink.
“And the drink? Did you see your name labelled on it?” Ade rolled her eyes.
“Ahn who else would have it? Please can I have another glass of this?” She turned to the barman and waved her empty glass.
She was really annoying. This one.
“So how are you?” Ade said slowly as she gave Tola a once over. Tola was looking pretty good. She always looks good anyways. Always on fleek.
“I love this your blouse o…where did you buy this one again?”
“On Instagram o.”
“How come you get great deals off Instagram? I’m always buying rubbish.” Ade whined.
On and on they went talking about the mundane while knowing deep down they were yet to get to the reason why Tola insisted on this hangout. There would probably be a sleep over at Ade’s house. The serious discussion could wait till they got there.
A young looking chap appeared in front of them with 2 plates of something that looked like peppered chicken and meat.
“This is for you.”
Tola said and immediately made to pick a piece.
Ade slapped her hands.
“Ahn, what was that for?” Tola whined.
“Excuse me!” Ade called after the guy already retreating. “I didn’t place any order for this. You must be mistaken.”
“Oh, it’s on the house. The owner of this place made the order for you as soon as you stepped in.”
“Oh really! That’s so sweet of you guys.” Ade said warily. Lagos, Nigeria? Free plate of peppered chicken n meat?
“Oh great! Thank you thank you.” Tola said as she dug in a second time.
Ade gave her the stink eye.
“Ahn what naa. At least we know where it’s from. My fren, eat up jere.” Tola mumbled with her mouth full.
to be continued…..
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