I took my time just to make sure Buchi arrived the restaurant before me so he admire me very well before I settled down.

"Hello Buchi," I said with a smile on my face as I spread my arms to give him a friendly embrace.

"Wow! I think I should stop calling you Pretty Koko because you are actually as gorgeous as a Queen," he responded as he starred at me after the hug.

"Please don't flatter me, " I tapped
his shoulder, "and stop starring at me like that you're making me feel shy," I finished while faking a blush although I was enjoying the attention.

At least my makeup and dress was not in vain. Now that made me feel real good.

We talked, smiled, laughed, played guessing games, did catching up and even hugged each other several times.

I can't remember when last I had so much fun. It was really nice hanging out with Buchi, I must confess.

Though I noticed he tried not to ask me much about my husband and kids and I was very glad he didn't after all my existence doesn't revolve around them alone.

I was kinda sad when I noticed it was time to go pick my kids, how I wish this moment would never end. I felt like a teenager on her first date.

Anyway we promised to stay in touch and I so looked forward to spending time with him again.

© Onyinye Udeh