Our Best Friends Wedding: Episode 8: Jadesola

Hey people. So, I’ll just do the rituals and run away to hide let y’all read. If you haven’t been following the series, use this link here to read up on all you’ve missed and for those who don’t know, the series is jointly written by @cikk0 and I. You can check out his blog here.

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Kemi’s crib

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“So how did it go?” Kemi asked. Jade seemed distracted but suddenly snapped back into the present. “What?” she asked.

“The date with Charles?” Kemi tried to scan Jade’s face.

“Oh that?”

“No. Of course that. Now shpeel. How did it go?” Jade’s face was completely devoid of expression as she started to reply:

“In one word, it was…”

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“Beautiful, just utterly beautiful,” Jade breathed as she touched the orchids that lined the pathway to the building. As she arrived at the entrance, she looked up at the sign: “Derrick’s.”

“I can see you’re pulling out all the stops,” Jade chimed as she stepped into the luxurious culinary wonderland that was Derrick’s.

“How I for do na?” Charles replied. His eyes were bright with excitement. Someone was giddy tonight.

They were shown to a table and were not quite seated when Charles pulled out his phone. “Vibration.” He explained quickly as he maneuvered his track-pad. He was typing while he navigated his frame into the chair. Jade helped herself into her chair as well. Without Charles’ assistance. She suppressed a frown. Charles was not on his best behaviour today.

“What are you typing, Cha-cha?” He rose his face to meet Jade’s glare. He couldn’t have looked more culpable if the letters G-U-I-L-T-Y were stamped on his forehead.

“Erm. Nothing. Sorry.” And right at that moment, the awkwardness started.

“Entreés!” announced a waiter from behind Charles. Startled, he turned abruptly. Unfortunately, the waiter was already quite close. Charles, inadvertently it seemed, hit him with his elbow.

The tray clattered to the floor…

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University Of Lagos 11 years ago…

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“Choi! See babe!” Promise whispered.

“As in…” Charles replied.

“Champagne, go holler the babe na.” Champagne. One of many nicknames Charles hated.

“Mouth dey pain you?” Charles shot back

“Guy don’t fall my hand. You are the campus chairman na. Head of the Women Organizing Committee. The only guy to pull a year five chic AND an extra year law student in his first year!”

“Oh. So that’s why you guys started calling me a romancer of the elderly?!”

“Took you this long to figure it out eh?”

“Bagger…”

“Now, you’re in year two. This bush meat should be a breeze for you.”  Promise goaded.

Charles took the bait. He walked towards her.

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Derrick’s…

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Charles was again looking at his phone; giggling to himself.

“Up here dude.” Jade yelled.

“I’m so sorry, Jade. Chioma’s been cracking me up all evening.”

“Yeah. I noticed,” she quipped,

“Come on, don’t be like that. Okay. I promised you my full attention. And you’ve got it…” he trailed off as his phone beeped again. Without thinking, he looked at it again and touched his forehead as he bubbled with laughter.”

“Always a jerk,” Jade muttered,

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“Hi my name is…”

“Charles.” She finished for him.

“You know me?” Charles was shocked.

“Yes. I know you. Everyone knows you. Even freshmen.”

“Ha. And what else do you know about me?” Charles asked

“I know that you have a small penis…” she giggled

“That is so not true! At its very worst, during haramttan, average. But when…”

“Calm down,” she interrupted again. “I was just pulling your legs. The outer two not your third.” Charles laughed in appreciation of a good tease. This was a smart one, he thought.

“Well played. And your name is?”

“Jadesola. But please call me Jade.”

“Well, you already know my name is Charles…”

“Yeah, but can I call you Cha-cha? You know.. Sorta like brand new.. my new catch?”

Charles was shocked by her boldness.

“What?!!”

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Somehow, the bottle of red wine had toppled over and poured on the table. Also, said wine had speedily made its way across from Charles’ end to Jade’s. Her dress now looked like a crime scene. A few screams and wiping motions later, Charles offered:

“Look, Jade I’m sorry this isn’t working out the way we planned,”

“You bet it isn’t. Look at my dress! Oh dear Lord.” Jade whimpered.

“I’m so sorry this wasn’t the plan…”

And with that, it all made sense to her.

“You coward. You did this all on purpose didn’t you?” She spat

“Of course not. How could I?”

And Jade stormed out.

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Kemi’s Crib

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“No. Of course that. Now shpeel. How did it go?” Jade’s face was completely devoid of expression as she started to reply:

“In one word it was…” Jade hesitated as she thought out the appropriate word. Kemi couldn’t wait.

“Spit it out my friend. I don’t have all day!”

“Kemi, it was fucking awful…”

“What?” Kemi was stupefied. “How bad?”

“I cried afterwards. That bad.”

“Eek.” Kemi’s phone rang. She picked it. Jade watched.

“Hello. Hmm. Ok… WHAT? Are you even serious?” Kemi hung up. Kemi fumed. Jade was curious.

“That bastard Charles…” Kemi said

“What did he want?” Kemi shook her head. Kemi rolled her eyes. Kemi spoke.

“The name of the next girl…”

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Charles put down the phone. Kemi and Jade would hate him for this but it was the best thing to do under the circumstances. He looked down and into Jade’s stare. Those eyes, those crazy beautiful eyes. They did it for him now as they did all those years ago.

He opened the drawer from where it came and placed the old photograph back in…

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There you go. So the story continues. Please use the comment box to share your thoughts and comments. Cheers.

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    Hey!

    July 7, 2011
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      'il Cicero&#039

      this was my acceptance speech.. I dedicate this award to my mummy, my daddy , my siblings, my friends, my mistresses, my colleagues and most importantly,… my haters!!!

      My system's cache just chose to mess me up.. 🙁

      congrats @highandblue

      July 7, 2011
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        Lol. Don't worry you will make it one day. Just keep on trying and never give up. *stifles laugh*

        July 7, 2011
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        bimbo

        errr dude i made that speech already *blows smokey o's from cigar*

        July 7, 2011
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    pebbles

    nawa 4 ds guy oh

    July 7, 2011
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    buga

    nooo

    July 7, 2011
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    Jasmine

    Silver

    July 7, 2011
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    I am feeling so high now! Lol. Claiming my first gold medal on one of the most anticipated blog posts on Naija Twitville. Heh heh heh. *going back to read*

    July 7, 2011
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    @mizztosin

    Hey 😀

    July 7, 2011
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    Ahan 😐

    July 7, 2011
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      @mizztosin

      Oouch!!!! So cha-cha is scared 2take dir fshp to d next level bt nawa 4 destroying d date on purpose! *sobs sobs sobs* nt fair @toolsman

      July 7, 2011
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    (Y)

    July 7, 2011
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    bimbo

    I'm sad 4th????????? How???????

    July 7, 2011
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    *plants flag*

    July 7, 2011
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    bukiola

    @otegaogra…..i told u, @Highlandblue..nawa for u oo

    July 7, 2011
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      'il Cicero&#039

      leave me jorrr… im soooo sad… my system's cache didnt refresh.. kept showing me yesterday's post… *running away in shame* lmaoooo

      July 7, 2011
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      Good Read!

      July 7, 2011
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    minini

    pschewwwwww…. So he's been a good guy abi.. So In love with her that he doesn't want to lose her

    July 7, 2011
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      minini

      being*

      July 7, 2011
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    foxy

    Haba !!b! 10 responses already !!! Tools man !!! I can smell sum riggin o 🙁

    July 7, 2011
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    Dami

    Why the fuck did he do that? Abi bastard ni bobo yi ni? Toolsman u did this on purpose! U saw we were on to u and u flipped the script 🙁 those 2 WILL still end up together, they MUST

    July 7, 2011
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      Hey, I warned y'all didn't I? What writer would leave the script exactly as you predicted it while they still wrote it, even if that was the original plan. Please, this is not nollywood….

      July 7, 2011
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      what if I tell you we've already written the entire thing?

      July 7, 2011
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        Foxy

        YIMSTICAL @TOOLS, like we'r to blv u guys didn't edit it

        July 7, 2011
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          topeesther

          So glo in their recent xter made me use a friend's phone to reead today's blog. May they b repaid in deir coins. Btw, my heart was in my mouth thru out d whole time and @thetoolsman just dropped me off from d highEst mountain just like dat! Not fair….going bak to my law books#sadverymuch

          July 7, 2011
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    bykerboi

    Shit* I stayed up (time difference) trying to make sure I was first. Nko ti gbo gbo e se o da o.

    July 7, 2011
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      bimbo

      lmaoooo. tula has it come to this?????? but u know u have to introduce sum special prize soon sha. maybe credit? 😀 d fight for first is not a easy sumtin

      July 7, 2011
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    o25

    all this in only two minutes…oh mehn!!

    July 7, 2011
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    Jasmine

    5th.. Issorai
    Charles is just a fucking idiotic bastard (excuse my french). He's obviously in love with Jade but doesn't want to ruin their friendship. Why can't he just tell her?

    July 7, 2011
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    bykerboi

    Still sucking my thumb and sulking

    July 7, 2011
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    Simmylala

    Nooooooooooooooo!!!! Why is Cha-Cha being a punk…kmt!!

    July 7, 2011
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    ibetapassmynebo

    Hmmmmm….more suspense….this one don pass my darling award winning super story

    July 7, 2011
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      Ok. I finally comment on the post. I love the awkwardness around someone u love. When I trip over something while a pretty girl is watching I just laugh in shame. And when she spills her drink while on a date, something in my head goes *Ka-ching!!* Nice post Toolsman. 😀

      July 7, 2011
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    Miss O

    Nawa o! Do u people camp ere! 🙁

    July 7, 2011
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    Awww…dis is so sad…*blows nose*…Nice twist guys…I didn't think Cha cha loved her just as much. Good stuff.

    July 7, 2011
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    (Y) @toolsman and @cikk0 you have tried. You will be spared.

    July 7, 2011
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    dee2qte

    I'm rilly curious abt wat happened btw dem in skool, can't wait!

    July 7, 2011
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    Foxy

    Whether or not charlie likes it he's definitely going to end up with her or regret it 4ever (can sum1 yell a thunderous amen)
    so they'll beef themselves 4 sum time n then end up bck together …
    but he was seriously a dick head sha
    btw, u can like to press the "pause" button on the present n "playback" his godd ole' schl days … 😀

    July 7, 2011
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    Radeyo

    Awwwww! *sobs* … Are we sure Jade would still work out with Charles like dis? It's getting all too awkward btwn them… :(. How u go dey ping for Jade front? Total arinfin. Bestfriends dey try sha, na dem bottle up jealousy pass… *sigh*

    July 7, 2011
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    dammydiva

    Hw cme I'm seeing 9am here…ahan…anyway, I'm first from behind jo…:p and I'm angry at Charles…bloody nitwit

    July 7, 2011
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      MzLucyM

      🙁 haba cha cha y na?

      July 7, 2011
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    Yeeeeeepa my cha cha av fuck up oooo…..but still awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww love is a beautiful thing…..looking forward to the next episode as always

    July 7, 2011
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    buga

    Charles still wants Jade but he has made up his mind to taste all the other girls before he settles down!!! Go on ChaCha

    July 7, 2011
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    Is it a bad thing for me to hope this eventually has a tragic ending? Cos that's the only way I can't predict an ending of any sort, I'm sorry… 🙁

    July 7, 2011
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    bimbo

    i can relate to this sha. loving sumone enough to understand that you arent good enuf for them. thats probably why he acted like such a jerk. he probably knows shes feeling him too but if he understands himself enuf to know hes a total bastard and wld prbly mess up in the future, y hurt her then? u go jare charles!

    July 7, 2011
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    @Mz_Osho

    Is this the idea behind these words.. 'ur bad for me?':s
    F*uckn coward!

    @thetoolsman…bet why na?

    July 7, 2011
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    naijaninja

    Hmmm…

    July 7, 2011
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    EdoBarbie

    We all know he's gonna end up with Jade sha….so I'm waiting…

    July 7, 2011
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    adacampbell

    I came at 10 on the dot and saw 46 comments. I don't know who is pissing me off more… Charles or you commentators dragging for 1st position as if we are in primary school. Ok back to post for the 3rd time.

    July 7, 2011
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    @Mz_Osho

    Okponu ni bobo e sha «—–charles

    July 7, 2011
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    kay

    This makes me sad jo, y did he show up 4 d d8 if he really dsnt want to b there, so annoying. It wd hv bn better if he had calld to cancel.

    July 7, 2011
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    dee

    Charles is just so adorable *sigh* he's probably been in love with her since . Awwww don't worry jade its the beginning of better things for the both of you

    July 7, 2011
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    Jasmine

    My ending; Jade meets a guy who sweeps her off her feet n she gets over Charles. Charles goes through the list and realises that none of the girls would ever be good enough 'cos he really wants Jade but its too late. She's already altar bound with someone else.

    So Jade is the 'bestfriend' that gets married and not Charles as we assumed.

    July 7, 2011
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      hehe. Nice try.But maybe not…

      July 7, 2011
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        hmmm….

        July 7, 2011
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          Jasmine

          Hehe.. At least I tried.

          July 7, 2011
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            naijaninja101

            drama drama drama

            July 7, 2011
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      bimbo

      nice ending ooo. but seeing as u have now posted it, u do know they are gonna change it right?

      July 7, 2011
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        Jasmine

        *sigh* they might or might not change it if this is their ending and I still have other theories that don't involve Jade n Charles getting married 🙂

        July 7, 2011
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        Miz_osho

        asin!!!…mayb we should stop tellind thetoolman what we think

        July 7, 2011
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    EdoBarbie

    In my opinion I feel some people set up overnight camp tents here in order to become first to comment…very soon, you people will start building hostels here…smh

    July 7, 2011
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    EdoBarbie

    @Jasmine's ending makes more sense than both of them ending up. But I foresee a sexcapade between the both of them. @Toolsman you'd better make this end well.

    July 7, 2011
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    beeawo

    Cha cha is a bagger lizard, why would he do that to jade when he so obviously has feelings for her. Why he dey fear.

    July 7, 2011
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    @demmylee

    *sigh* So, I have to wait for a whole friggin week for the next episode???? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! This is torture!

    July 7, 2011
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    UrNextDoorNeighbour

    The plot thickens.

    July 7, 2011
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    Yass

    Aaarrgggh what is fucking wrong with him?
    Not fair. Not fair at all 🙁

    July 7, 2011
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    kunbillionaire

    Hmmmmm

    July 7, 2011
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    Errrr Tula…not fair at all….mschewwww…i no read again biko!!!

    who am i deceiving?

    July 7, 2011
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    BBB

    is he high? whats wrong with being with Jade if she makes him happy, *hiss*

    July 7, 2011
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    *looks around for Riley*

    July 7, 2011
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    *looks around for Riley* damn!

    July 7, 2011
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    SlevinCalevra

    I know how this story is gonna end but I won't post it cos they'll just change it. So remember, no matter how it ends, I KNEW IT!!!
    :p

    July 7, 2011
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    haha! why change the script tho??
    Cha Cha deserves one Pankshin combo from Mr. Folajin (my Economics teacher) hian!

    July 7, 2011
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    Ririberry

    Cha cha is a chicken jor. its obvious he cares a lot for jade so why is he not trying to make things work with her? isnt the purpose of this whole search thing for him to find the one he wants to settle down with? mchewww

    July 8, 2011
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    was scrolling thru d comments and of cos d usual 'awwwws' 4rm d ladies made me feel lyk throwing up….i just wanna know who wrote ds story a female or a male?….wt dt i know how d story is gonna end.

    July 10, 2011
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