It was the sound of the television that woke Kemi up from her slumber. She stirred to discover that she’d been drooling on her plush cushion, which she’d subconsciously used as a pillow when sleep had taken over her senses. She sat up slowly on the sofa and resisted the urge to rub her eyes. She remembered that she’d already done her make-up. She had been waiting for Oyinda to show up. What time was it?
10:59 pm. Her locked phone screen confirmed the time when she checked. Wow, that was late! So, Oyinda hadn’t come and she’d slept off. She still felt sleepy, but was now a little worried too. She unlocked her phone to see if he’d sent her a message. Her heart beat a little faster on discovering that he had left her two messages. She quickly went to their chat to read them.
“Hey, babe,” he’d written. “So sorry that I can’t make it tonight. Temi is not feeling fine at all, and she needed me. I hope you understand. I’ll make it up to you. I promise.”
A little smile tickled the sides of Kemi’s lips, despite a part of her saying that he was playing her for a fool…
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