The Babcock Affair

9 Oct

NB: Not a Love Story
I was so hungry; I bet I could devour a mountain of Eba. The class had been so boring and it had awakened the worms in my stomach. The cafeteria seemed so far away, each step seemed like torture. I almost leaped in the air for joy as I sighted the familiar corridor that would usher me into the walkway towards the cafeteria. I noticed a crowd at the entrance of the cafeteria and it struck me, it wasn’t time for lunch yet. My stomach must have also figured this out because it made a loud noise which sounded like a fart. I made a quick detour to the point where they sell snacks very close to the guest cafeteria as I didn’t have enough money to buy lunch at the guest cafeteria that afternoon. The aroma of the cafeteria hit me like a truck travelling at breakneck speed and my legs gave way as the pangs in my stomach brought so much pain that I was doubled over. But for the poles that were on the corridor, I would have lain sprawled on the ground. I held on to the pole, using it to support myself until I could stand upright. I met a couple of people placing orders for several snacks, so I had to wait a while before I could be attended to.
There she was, a paragon of beauty, ‘This babe na die o’ I thought to myself as she approached the counter to place an order too. She was unusually tall for a lady, with a perfect ‘figure 8’ body shape. My stomach growled once more, jerking me out of my reverie and I quickly beckoned to the sales guy to give me 2 pieces of egg roll and a bottle of water. As he turned to get my order, I heard the girl ask for two pieces of ‘sycamore tree’.
‘Sycamore what?’ I couldn’t help but ask out loud
‘Sycamore tree’ she replied, and pointed at it.
I followed her finger and burst into laughter as I realized what she wanted was ‘Cinnamon roll.’
‘I’m-m-m s-s-so sorry’ I stammered out winded with the combination of hunger and laughter, ‘its cinnamon roll’ I added ‘not sycamore tree.’
‘Okay, I thought it was sycamore tree’ she replied, her cheeks turning a slight shade of red.
Seeing my error and how much I must have embarrassed her, I quickly tried some damage control tactics ‘Never mind, I also made the same mistake when I was in 100 level.’
‘Yes, I called it ‘Singallon roll’ I replied as she burst into laughter. Her laugh was as melodious as her voice.
‘By the way, I’m Tolu, 300 level CIS’ I said to her ‘and you can stop laughing at me now madam sycamore’ I added with a wink.
‘So sorry I’m Tara, 100 level Economics Uncle singallon’ she replied, taking a swipe at me. I held her hand just in time and I could feel my skin tingle.
We were holding up the line and though my stomach was miraculously satisfied with the sight of a beautiful lady, I still felt the need to attend to it before the pangs came back worse than before. I was able to prevail over Tara to sit with me at the popular ‘zoo’ in front of the cafeteria while we chatted over snacks. She was having some registration challenges, typical 100level issues, and I offered to help her out in any way I could. We ended up having lunch together in the cafeteria and I got to know a lot more about her, we exchanged phone numbers and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
Tara and I had a lot in common; the same taste in music, movies and as if that wasn’t weird enough we loved the same color, Green. Very soon we became an item all round school, attracting stares and hushed conversations whenever we walked by. My 6ft 1’ frame completed her 5ft 11’ perfectly; it was a case of milk and cocoa making perfection. We were inseparable, she had my timetable and I had hers too. We always met at least twice every day, once for lunch and the other to read and hang out till late in the night.
‘Tolu, where do you see this relationship going?’ she asked me out of the blues that fateful evening, on our way back to her hall. It was the eve of our graduation ceremony and we were coming back from the dinner organized for the graduating students, Tara had a thing for throwing questions at you when you were least expecting.
‘You know I really care for you…’ I began but was cut short by a security officer prompting us to say our goodbyes and go to our halls.
Tara knew my fear for the word ‘Love’; I wasn’t a Casanova but I had been hurt times without number, telling ladies I loved them only to hear a ‘thank you’ reply. I had purposed in my heart that the next lady I would tell I love would be the one I would get married to. Countless times, she had told me she loved me and all I said was ‘me too’. I knew she was worried that with me out of Babcock, I would give in to the temptations of NYSC camp and the outside world. She had extracted a promise from me to always come see her every two weeks, and that we would spend at least one weekend together once a month.
My feelings for Tara grew so much that I was scared for myself; if a day went by that I didn’t hear her voice, my night was sure to be hell. With the advent of the blackberry, everything was easier; we were always chatting, texting, sending VNs, and the likes. Though I still didn’t tell her I love her, I tried as much as possible to show my love for her in several ways, surprise visits, gifts, thoughtful gestures, I tried to be the perfect gentleman.
Her graduating class dinner was when I planned not only to tell her I love her, but propose to her. All the plans were in place, she was to sing Brian McKnight and Mariah Carey’s ‘Whenever you call’ with a male friend, but I was able to convince the guy to allow me though she never knew, and at the end of the song I would tell her I love her and propose.
‘Baby I’m so sorry, I don’t think I’ll be able to make it’ I had called to tell her earlier that evening.
‘But why? I thought you said you could take some time off work’ she asked
‘I have an 8.0 clock deadline darling, I might not be able to get back in time to finish up’ I answered.
‘Alright dear, guess I’ll see you next weekend then’
‘Love you dear, got to go prepare now…’ she continued‘
‘Okay then, let me know how it goes’ I replied and disconnected the call.
The dinner stated off nicely with comedian Seyi-Law cracking our ribs with jokes. I was wearing a black Tuxedo and she spotted a very lovely green gown that hugged her body tightly. I couldn’t get my eyes off her though she didn’t know I was around. I had waited until she came in so that we wouldn’t bump into each other mistakenly, taking a seat at the very front, close to the technical crew.
They were giving out awards and Tara already had two, ‘Take Home to Mama’ and ‘Most Fashionable (female).’ The duet was to come up after the awards so I made my way to the technical crew to get a microphone but soon I heard them call the next award ‘The Best Couple.’
I didn’t pay attention until I heard them call out a guy’s name and Tara. At first I thought it was a mistake until I heard the presenters announce:
‘..And the winner is Sodiq and Tara…’, my own Tara.

…….. Drop your comments……….


94 Responses to “The Babcock Affair”

  1. Msibiyemi October 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    na so babe wash u lyk dis ehn….first of all,u guys had lunch in dat dead cafteria(dats bullshit) was it eba u guys had?broke boy u culdnt take her to guest cafe abi….
    nd u’ll be doing big boy dat u dnt go to “zoo”……
    Write up was okay tho

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Oyinda!!!!! If I catch you ehn!!!! That was ‘then’ joorrrrr….. I don try now jare

  2. mie October 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I’ma b d first!!!! Yayyyy!!! Dat’s all I hav to say! :p @ tolu

  3. Rhemmy October 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Lmao…..buh seriously I don’t believe in distance relationship mehn……sorry bro……

  4. oct7ven October 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    *speechless* am still in shock that u write tolu..

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      …..eeeerrrrrr…… Well I do ooo

  5. mie October 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    😦 I wasn’t the 1st apparently…

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Aaaaawww….. Pele dear

  6. oct7ven October 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    LMAO…upon all your big boi.. I like the story though

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      Buhahaha, thanks though.

  7. Anu October 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    OMG!!! Wah wat she thinking? She jst lost something rily special nd I’m rily sorry for u tho, d gurl is such a pretender …anyways liked d whole babcock thing…gives me memories bout my days in babcock

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

      Yes ooo….. Hmmmmnnnn *Good memories I hope*

  8. oct7ven October 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Upon all your big boi..LMAO.. Really cool story though

  9. remy October 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Lmao,dat tara gurl sef,you should have known she was too sexy not have records of her breaking a guys heart,and tolu dats wats good 4 you…*tongue out*,and dz sure z nt d tara I knw.

    • remy October 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      Lmao,dat tara gurl sef,you should have known she was too sexy not have records of her breaking a guy’s heart,Tolu dats good 4 you…*tongue out*,and dz sure z nt d tara I knw.

  10. bambysTales October 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    LOOOOOOL! (O_//)

  11. whiteboi October 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    U b mugu ni… In BU, no babe is owned by any Guy, n no Guy is owned by any babe :p… Cry me a river

  12. koboko69 October 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Dude she maga U̶̲̥̅̊ gaan Ooº°˚ nuffin do U̶̲̥̅̊ sha.

  13. boss1 October 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Nice one Mr Vaselina…

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      Lool, That was a looong time ago nowwwww

  14. jeki October 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Lovely!! Nyc wryt up, mst girls arnt to be trusted

  15. bibi October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    am not sure is your tara;or she’s not serz wit dat guy if she is yur tara

  16. EYES 21-11-12 (@SeyeDerick) October 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    i cant help but laugh! sorry bro! but shit does happen take heart bro life goes on>>>>>>

  17. idris October 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Ahhhhhhh Tara ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ )… I swear I no js kno wetin to write… Omo u go js de weep inside… Nice write up fam… I don miss dah sch small… Lol

    • teekellz October 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Aaassss iiinn U can imaginee….. Lmao

  18. lirufreak October 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    LMFAO gosh dis is soooooo cool I love this buh nawa 4 u oh upon erryfin u still didn’t end wif tara*shrugs* lol!!!!?!????!

  19. orifunke October 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    LooooL! See your life! Hehehehe. Great sense of humour! Great piece! Buh. . . .did this really happen? :s

  20. obafemi kanyin October 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    You sef weak oncode. Which one be cafe and zoo? And you shld av found out since nau! Tara! Lool she bad pass tony montana.

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      Lmao……… I don step up now sha oooo Na u sabi ooo

  21. Bimbyz October 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Nice story, already going with the flow. but mehn, the girl fucked up o.Gosh. Babcock tales,lol

  22. Bimbyz October 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Lol at sycamore tree sha. Ahn ahn

  23. Mcknight October 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    Nice write up bro…shit happens!

  24. Sir Okonle October 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Erm…cry ♍ξ a lagoon what if you had told her u were coming? What would have happened when she was called, knowing u were there? I used †☺ know one Tara in Econs, tall, hot…..I don’t know where I’m going with this tho.

    Excellent write up. Excellent. Very.

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks man…….. EEeeeerrrrr no comments about your ‘knowing Tara in Econs ooo” 😀

  25. annonymous October 9, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Sorry bro but no be only Sodiq dey d P ooo my guy s*****K was involved too and still is LooooooooooL nigga Babcock gurls r a rarity dnt fuck and stay with them RUN!!!!!!

  26. yinka October 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Lol, its funny dough buh pele, it happens

  27. SlimShowz October 10, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Blood of Jesus….heartbreak aiye…. ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡) …..see as d babe fall ur hand….anywayz,notin do u…her loss is anodas babe’s gain…nice one tho….makes me miss BU small sha….

  28. walpops October 10, 2012 at 5:14 am #


    What about the male friend she was to sing with?

    He agreed with you to take the song so you would be the one to face the embarassment of singing with a girl and seeing another man take her?


    And again, seriously, Sodiq?

    You lost your babe to Sodiq, most likely a ‘smaller’ boy?!

    And you were most likely keeping her for your wedding night, shey?

    Stop writing 😐

    Lol, kidding. Nice piece.

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:38 am #

      Lmao -_- Thanks man….. Appreciate it but Sodiq is NOT a smaller man o….. Give me some credit too nowwww 🙂

  29. Tobismyth October 10, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    LOOOOOOL ///////___________O nice Post. Hit the Iron while its still Hot. You should have been D’eveloping her since 100level.

  30. datblackboy October 10, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Eeya… Sorry bro… It happens in all schools… At least I can readily say that for\about CU too. Ooh.. *cheers to the ladies we never had*. *cheers to the ladies that we really liked but they messed it all up* *cheers*

  31. ikhaduwor tonia October 10, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Oyinda u re a goat, lmao.I dnt wanna believe dis story.loooooool

  32. datblackboy October 10, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Reblogged this on Datblackboy Jeremy's Blog.

  33. tayourtaur October 10, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Abeg free the babe…u expect me to chill on a guy who never said he loved me when there’s another one who is closer & proclaims love? I no blame Tara,she didn’t put all her eggs in a basket

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:39 am #

      I like this your view/opinion though………. Hmmmmnnnnn…….. Thanks for stopping by too

  34. ireteeh October 10, 2012 at 5:35 am #


  35. bimboatoba October 10, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    Go get her jor?!!! Chai buh she finish you o. Pele. She was prolly insecure too, you can’t blame her

  36. bulkie October 10, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    Fantastic writeup…Wickedness frm tara, cant stop laughing mehn

  37. Yomi Taiwo October 10, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    So na bcos of this tara u no dey come class abi…

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      Buhahahahahahahahahaha rara ooo

  38. Ozone October 10, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Nice article dude buh yu gotta step up uя game with girlz mehn ….Shit

  39. Tomifeoluwa October 10, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    9ce story… Did this really happen in real life? If it did, so sorry for the guy nd shame on d gurl for being a two-time chick!

  40. jaydee October 10, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Lol this story suppose dey BU bulletin! cus na core course for both male n female so na guide line for dem all. Cool story brof! And what I fink u shud ve done was to pick up that mic and sing *why me* mayb she fit change her miss that zones mehn

  41. jadesola October 10, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Is it that same cafetaria food you put ur hopes on η made ur tummy rumble haa! Smh….anyways Initially ℓ̊ tot the writeup wasn’t real. it’s a pretty nice writeup, pele sha ∂ babe fall ur hand, the part about the sycarmore tree cracked ♍ƺ up tho…Nicee

  42. she October 10, 2012 at 8:25 am #


  43. she October 10, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I miss Tolu and Babcock a lil tho

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      A little?? It would help if I knew who you are though…

  44. @MzPoutyLipz October 10, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    eeyah… rily nice
    bt i still dont get y she would hv invited him in d 1st place knowing well that she was nominated wiv smn else for the “best couple ” category ????? :s
    only if she thot d sodiq dude ws just a nobody n he dint matter …..
    dt part of d story is kind of shaky …..
    asides dt … NOT BAD AT ALL !!!

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:44 am #

      Well….. Nice observation…
      I just want to point out that there’s a bit of suspense in that.. (if you get what I mean) the story could continue…… I didn’t want to add too much closure to it.
      Thanks for reading though, appreciate it.

  45. isysdrain October 10, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Wtfffffffffffffffff! Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepa! Seeeeeeeeeee life! Ahn babe u haaaaaaaaarsh!

  46. teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I really, honestly, sincerely appreciate the comments y’all. And for the few that had a different view as to the way the babe acted well…. I think I just might write a sequel to this. 😀 😉

  47. FrankUgo_ October 10, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    It’s possible that your Tara might have been close to a particular boy in school. He might be gay even

    That they were announced couple doesn’t mean anything. I have a couple of girls I hang out with in school & trust me, we aren’t even going out. We look like a couple though.

    And I feel some information in the story were irrelevant.

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 9:59 am #

      Okay…. well…. You think they’ll just give the ‘best couple’ to close friends?? Thats not possible man, but thanks anyways.
      What/which info did u think was irrelevant?

  48. lebron October 10, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    What the fuck!

  49. lebron October 10, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Teekzeelz write the sequel…ill comment after that…asides there is two side to a story, ill like to here tara’s side of the story too…

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      Alright then….. All good

  50. macallon October 10, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Seriously, I wanna say stuff but all that is coming out is *hehe*!!! How can u leave a chick in BU and hope she’ll just chill???

    Plus that dude who talked about the guy being gay and him hanging out with chicks might be gay too.

    ‎​¯\_(•͡. •͡ _/¯

    Nice work Tolu, you sick sick boy!

  51. David October 10, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Cooool story bro, face ur life & move on

  52. Missphareeybabe October 10, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I really think there should be a sequel. What was Tara’s side of the story? Nyc story though

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      Thanks……. we’ll see how that goes

  53. noel October 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Tolu u cn like t lie 4 afrika ehn! U didn’t entr cafe in ya 300l na, or maybe u used t fool us… Aniway, u no break d guy head?+ rubbish geh sef! ‘Sycamore tree’ loooool

    • teekellz October 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Lmao….. weyrey boy. Y would I fool you nah? Besides it was just a story joorr

  54. ade October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Buhahahahahahahaa, choi u gock ursef…nice story though

  55. ogunbayode mobolaji(@AmNOMAN) October 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    dude u really need to come out with a book, am starving of ur stories I need more. Guess had we had authors like u during my teenage years I might hv been a book lover. Big up man, u d best!!!

  56. donwhizkid October 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    LOL.. Beginning to the end!

  57. ojuri damilola October 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    =))º°˚˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚˚°º‎​=)) , I don die, ehn na people myt just fink dey r a couple na buh dey aint a couple nd dats nt enuf to retract ur proposal and all. Na wash jor

    • teekellz October 11, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      If they’re not a couple, its not possible for them to win such an award mehn. Forget it.

      • ojuri damilola October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

        I stand on ma word, dere r a num of tyt friends in bu being mistaken for a coupple nd trust me nuffin is going on, derez mre beneath d eye can see ma bruva buh I gt ur point, u jst trying to make us see reason frm ur point of view, niwaiz its ur story, be gud

    • ojuri damilola October 11, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      I stand to be corrected buh I still stand on ma word dat dose peeps cald couples myt nt actually be havn an affair. Nw sowi o, me I cn tlk so let me analyze ur story
      D gal kald u to ask if u were still cming, meaning she was still willing to go to d dinner wiv u, den u said u weren’t coming, nd den u came nd heard her win an award wiv someone. Oga dat doesn nt solidify d fact dat dey have somefin illegal going on. As I read thru d comments, someone alrdy assumed she had been deflowered all cuz she won an award wiv someone. And nt all gals r silly o. Frm one of d replies, it was insinuated dat d guy shld look for someone else, if truly u claim to love her, y dnt u nt jst jump into conclusion. Nd BTW, u r an intelligent writer and pray u d grace d get more innovation and insight. WELL DONE

      • teekellz October 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

        *Phew* *Swallows Saliva* Mehnnnnn That was an epistle but thank you so much for such a wonderful view. I like the way you reasoned it out and it has inspired me to write a sequel to it which I will post very soon. I hope the sequel would answer all the questions or at least give some closure to them. Thanks once again, appreciate it. 😀

  58. @wunmijay October 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    I ❤ this piece! And I was like 'WoW' wen I read it, you write beautifully… And you sent me down memory lane!…
    #kudos keep it up!!

    • teekellz October 11, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks ma’am…. I’ll try to

  59. valentine October 11, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Lmao….tolu….dts some real funny ish….in 100l, I tot it ws cinema roll sha….my advice is 2 go barney steinsson mehn….bt all in all cool story

    • teekellz October 11, 2012 at 9:13 am #

      Lool, ur own still make sense now….. Na so ooo

  60. zubairthedream October 11, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Probably was the first pezzin to read this cut didn’t comment. Now that you insist i’ll just say this –> this is my story.

  61. rebecca October 11, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    nyc write i rely dont blame tara she probably wasnt sure bout u nd she decided to hav a spare tyre dats alowd rite? Poor girl didnt want any heart break.(my boyfriend musnt see dis coment tho.) lol

  62. pejublack October 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Toluuu!!! This Is really 9c.. I’m impressed.. Now u have me wanting to read the rest. 9c 1

    • teekellz October 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Yes ma’am…. We aim to impress 😉 Thanks though

  63. fish October 12, 2012 at 3:26 am #

    Buhahahaha!!!! Awwww awwww awwwww……….diz z touchn,comn 4rm my name sake. D babe fuckdup yh,buh dnt u hv a discussion wiv her aftr d dinner??? Nice write up……coooool!!!!!! N fu-u-u-nn-n-n-y-y-y-yyy

  64. tims October 13, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    COOL STORY BRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. @courtney_winkn October 27, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    Lmao! Sodiq?

  66. sexcellency November 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Oh! MY GOD! LMAOOOO, dis is one cool story nice 1 bro, my blog isn’t half as cool as this.

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