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Tochi (short story) – Season 1 – Episode 12


“Hello, sorry he misplaced his phone, maybe you could help him pick it up” I heard a lovely voice say over the phone as i called my Nokia torchlight.

“Hey Eve, its me, tochi” i said
“Oh you, how could you be so careless”

“Ermm, things like this happen, thank God that you kept it”

“Okay o, so where will i be bringing it?” she asked

“where will be more convenient for you?”

“Maybe you should come around to my side for it” she said after a little silence.

“And where is your side? ”

” Just get to Five star junction, then call me”

“Okay, will do that”

“so when are you coming exactly?”

“I don’t know, is now okay?”

“Ermm, I guess yes”

“fine, I’m on my way, can i get your number so i can call you when i get there?”

She laughed over the phone and her voice was like a melody to my ears

“Nice try Clever guy, just call your phone when you get there, I’ve charged it full” she said, laughed and dropped the call.

I smiled as i lay on my bed staring into space. I prayed to God to grant me this girl as a gift for Christmas. I swore to myself never to look twice at any other girl should Eve ever become mine.

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The next 2 hours found me patrolling around five star junction. I had called her like 2 minutes before i got to the junction.
I was rehearsing my lines in my head, i was really determined to move to the next level with her. I called my phone for the second time since getting there, it rang and she didn’t pick. I was about calling again when I turned my back and saw walking towards me. She was exceptional as she had always been.

She wore a hair net over her head, a loose white mini gown with flower patterns which revealed her fair laps and beautiful legs. Setting eyes on her walking towards me, every single thing in my head that i had wanted to say to her evaporated.

“Hey” she said as she got close to me

“hi” i said staring at her and lacking the right words to express myself.
“here, have it” she said after about 10 seconds silence and handing over my phone. I took it from her outstretched hand.

“thank you” i said putting it in my pocket.

“You welcome”

“So you live around here” i said looking around.

“Yes i do”

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“Well i don’t think i saw which house you walked out from” i said.

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“And i don’t think you need to see which house it was” she retorted almost immediately.

“Well, i just wanted to know, in case i wanted to see you again”

“Don’t worry, if it ever becomes very necessary that we should see again, it will happen. She said turning to leave.

“At least, see me off” i begged her.

“Tochi, can someone ever tell you off” she said folding her arms and looking straight at me.

“Eve, you can’t tell me off, just walk with me a little distance please?”

She sighed and followed me. We walked and talked. Most of the talking was done by me, it was mostly a question and answer session. Eve really had a thick skin on her. She was however very beautiful so i didn’t expect anything less.

We ran into a friend of hers who happened to be heading for her lodge.

“Evelyn, where are you going?” the girl asked as she hugged her.

“Seeing him off” she replied nodding towards me. The girl looked at me like she was just observing me for the very first time.

“Hmm, tochukwu right?” she said looking at me, i was surprised but i didn’t show it.

“Yes? ” i said giving her a puzzled look.

“Hmm, what are you doing here”

“Well came to pick my phone” i answered trying to figure out if i knew her from somewhere.

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“Hmmm, pick your phone?” she said looking at me and then Eve.

“Yes, he misplaced his phone and i picked it for him” Eve shot in
“okay, i see” she said smiling.

“Do you know each other? ” Eve asked, i shrugged.

” Yea, we live in the Same street” she answered.

“Really? ” i said folding my hands.

” I am Ada’s lodge mate, since you don’t know me, you should know Ada naa” i smiled, bade them farewell and turned to go, only to be called back by Eve, she held Her friend by the hand and faced me.

“Tochi please come, On no account should you ask Tonia for my contact and Tonia” she faced her ” and should he ask which i’m very sure he will, on no account should you give it to him” we both smiled.

“Yes madam, Tochi you have heard naa” Tonia said

I nodded and was about to protest when Eve grabbed Tonia and the both left.
“Greet martins for me” Tonia called behind her.

I shouted okay and boarded a bike back to my lodge…

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