Best Man Duty #1

Good evening!

Today, I bring you something new from one of us. A good friend whose comments you have seen here on the regular. He’s always been supportive; not just to me but to all the writers featured here. And when he drops a comment, he doesn’t leave one-liners. He always analyzes each scene and character.

Here’s introducing Seye! And he comes with Best Man Duty.

Please, enjoy, drop a comment and share.

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Adjusting my gold coloured bow tie, I looked around the well-lit sitting area reserved for the couple and the train. The scenery already won me over: fresh rose flowers, a sweet creamy smell, the lighting was superb and the interior of the Church was what I call ‘splendide’. The walls, immaculately white coloured, matched with the POP ceiling. The whole scenery was Edenic, the exact one needed for a wedding.


I was looking round the auditorium, turning not only my neck, but the whole of my body. A light tap on my shoulder and I came right back to my senses, and to the task at hand, the best man job. I looked up to see my friend of twenty years staring right into my eyes, a little concerned.

 

“Babe hasn’t come. Service shoulda started now”, the groom, my friend of more than two decades started. “She knows I hate this thing with her and disregard for time. I’m worried, this Pastor is a no-nonsense person…”

 

Dude was fuming, I was gawking – beautiful church interior, gaily dressed guests, a few conquered sisters who we never thought would be at the wedding and all other ‘side attractions’.

 

“Dotun, I’m talking to you”, he said a bit more forcibly, stressing the ‘u’ in the ‘you’. I then turned fully to him. “Calm down oko iyawo. I’ll handle this”, I said without any idea of how to go about it.

 

“You well at all? What is it you are looking at sef?  You just dey look around like person wey no enter better place before”


Sharap dia ode! I’m looking to see friends and enemies and where they all are seated. There might be people to take care of and I don spot some already. The babes whose hearts and heads you played suwe with before deciding to settle for Dorothy”.

 

My friend’s eyes grew bigger at that instant and followed mine to the section where a bevy of beauties were seated. He looked a tad surprised to find the two people I was referring to in a tete-a-tete. I called him and told him to be rest assured no one was going to create a scene. I had successfully deflected the attack that was coming for my obvious indiscretion of gawking and looking around like a fish out of water.

 

I impulsively looked at my new wristwatch, one I launched on this beautiful September morning. The bride was exactly twenty three minutes late already. I brought out my secret phone, the one whose number no one knew and I dialed her. She answered on the third ring.

 

“Hello”
“Congrats Dor-dor. Your husband is about to lose his head in Church, he don dey para o”.
“Dotun? Whose number is this?”
I rolled my eyes at the silly question. Of what use is that to her?
Get your big behind here jor, olodo oshi
“Is that what is important to you? We’re waiting sweetheart. Get here fast you cute daughter of Mama Eve”
“We’re driving in already Dot. Just hang on, and tell my baby he’s safe”

 

She ended the call and I looked at the groom, who was eagerly waiting for my ‘verdict’. I smiled and he smiled too, like the mumu that he is.
“See ogbeni, I don tell you before say your mumu head just panics for no justifiable reason. Babe is around already”.

I had hardly finished taking a dig at him when the speaker came to life with “To God Be The Glory”. My friend grinned, winked and smiled as we started proceedings.

 

Dorothy looking every bit like what a bride should was all smiles as her Dad led her to the front. Her gown was lovely: a simple tube with a little jacket to cover her shoulders, the trend of excess make-up was one she bucked, very light one and my Dor-dor looked extra beautiful.

 

Sam already owns her, so I looked beyond her to the Chief Bridesmaid and I stopped breathing. Sam was smiling and grinning and did not even see me again. I did not care too, I had been eager to know how the “best girl”, as I called her, would look. I was not disappointed. It was to me a competition for the better look between her and the bride. She looked every inch the one who was breathtaking, the exact type that would always distract CR7 from taking a goal bound shot or drain Usain Bolt of all his energy, speed and stamina.

 

With Sam and Dorothy before the officiating minister, the Chief Bridesmaid, I mean the very beautiful and elegantly dressed ‘best girl’ took her position beside me. As a regular best man, I had had different babes partner me on the job. I knew some and met some at the wedding but this new one, looks as pretty as strange as she is, a strange kind of beauty. I looked at her and stretched out my well-manicured hands to say hello.

 

“Hello good morning. Honoured to meet you, name is Dotun”.
Keeping a straight face, stingy with a smile, but still the most beautiful Eve I have met in a while, she managed to respond with a nod. I looked from her to my outstretched hand, a message she got. She managed to take the handshake, with a grumble that I heard – “hello, I’m Cynthia”.

 

I withdrew my hand after the exchange of pleasantries. A bit of annoyance and irritation came over me for her attitude, and I just forgot about her good looks. Of what use is her good looks without a good attitude.

“Abeg park well jor

With that, I brought out my blackberry and sent a message to my partner in crime.

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  1. Hippy.guess I am first to comment.welcome on board bro Seye.I knew you from before with all your lengthy comments during fourth finger and another Saturday.this is going to be really interesting. And I av repented now.Will always drop comments when I read😉and they wont be one liners either😃

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    • Seye

      Thank you Omotee. I believe you’ll enjoy the ride, and I will hold you to your promise to leave your thoughts. Blessings

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  2. I have followed a best man duty series before….this was a very good read also. Fingers crossed

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  3. Wow!!!! Sally,thanks for bringing up Seye.
    @Seye: Nice one you got here. Bring it on.
    As for Cynthia,wataguan is she forming for? Best man no send her ooo. She fit no get any bobo like dat,yet she dey do hard to get. Lolz.
    Dotun,ignore her joor. U sef na olojukojoro. After all d best man duty u don do,when u wan pick. Lolz
    Seye,keep it rolling bro.

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    • Seye

      Thank you Kumzy. With Cynthia’s shakara, shebi you know how these things happen. It’s all games I guess, with the professional best man’s eyes darting around

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    • Seye

      I hope you gon’ enjoy subsequent episodes. Thank you for stopping by Dayo

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  4. I am suspicious already. What is Dotun doing with another number? and why did he call Dorothy “my dor-dor”?… Like an unrepentant Oliver twist, I want more. I cant wait to read what happens. Thanks Seye.

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    • Seye

      You know the way of people like Dotun. 10 mobile phone lines, 6 different phones all because their way nor pure 🙂
      Let’s see how guilty he is with your suspicion. Bless up Busola, thanks for spending a few minutes reading this

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  5. Asides the typos where Dorothy was walking into the church and all that ‘I’ used in the middle of sentences, it’s a great first episode.
    Dotun sounds like the ultimate bestman, being on top of matters like a boss. He obviously hasn’t learnt not to judge people by the first interaction.
    Eagerly await episode two, well done Seye.

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    • Seye

      Thank you Anthony. I’m sure the errors will be worked on in subsequent episodes.
      This one you’re sure Dotun can stay on top of matters. I pray he won’t fall your hand sha.

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  6. mean… this series is gonna be funny…. I don dey laugh I. preparation all ready

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    • Seye

      I can assure you that there’s laughter guaranteed. Thanks for hopping on the train.

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  7. @Seye: I just have a feeling *this Dotun* is up to some mischief with *my Dor Dor* he’s saying. And who even has a number nobody but him knows of..tsk..tsk..I smell a rat…the guy is one funny dude sha…
    @Sally: well done o..one line comment,abi? lmao..shebi I have repented already na..

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    • Seye

      Hehehehe. Maybe Dotun has a few skeletons in his cupboard. We will find out soon. Thank you Busayo.

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  8. Welcome on board Seye.
    This is sure going to be interesting
    Thank u sally fr introducing ds.

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  9. My partner in crime. This is going to be a jolly read. Thumbs Up

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  10. I love this story already,.. weldone Seye..Dotun is a confam Lagos dude.

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    • Seye

      Thanks Sophia.
      You see as Dotun eye dey chook for the best girl shey

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  11. Hmmm… Dotun! Dotun!! Dotun!!! Okay o. I just hope you don’t bite more than your mouth’s capacity.
    Looking forward to more of this. Great job Seye.

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    • Seye

      What mostly follows that ‘biting’ is constipation. Let’s see how things go.
      Thank you Haleemah

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  12. Scribbledheartbreak Reply

    This looks like a jolly good ride to the part of addiction.. I want more ooooo..
    Very brilliant write, its ended too soon too😥😥

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    • Seye

      Shebi you know how things start from a slow pace in soccer…let’s say that’s how this will be.
      Thanks a lot.

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  13. Adeshina omotayo* Reply

    Nice 1 bro,hope yur partner in crime is not inside did church oo,no let kasala burst 4yur friend wedding o..
    Hope its everyday tonic,pls reply

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    • Seye

      Thanks a bunch.
      Hahahaha. Partner in crime can be anywhere at anytime. Fingers crossed

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  14. Welcome on board Seye,Nice read.Thank you madam Sally.Best Man and counting,Nawa ooo.When you go marry?

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    • Seye

      Thanks a bunch Fsf. “When you go marry?” is one of the questions I always tactfully dodge

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  15. Wow…is that just d first episode??? Felt like I was reading a Sal original…nice one I’ll b riding this coaster

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  16. Wow, I knew you were the one immediately Sally started the intro….great job. I’m glued already. Thank you Seye And Sally.

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  17. All these yoruba guys..kai their reputation preceeds them. This Dotun sure is a demon. Dor-dor, wassup with u and Dotun?.
    Pls o why is it that “self acclaimed” fine girls likes to form? Hian!!!!
    Seye, I know you will wow us with the series..thanks jare

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    • Seye

      This one you’re putting all dem Yoruba boys together. Some of us are angels actually LOL!
      I think what Dotun and Dor-dor have has to do with their names. Except Dot Don dey peel yam on Sam’s behalf. That fine geh thing ehn, I taya o.
      Thank you Tomi.

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  18. Wow, I wanted to go on reading… a great start…anticipating the next episode.

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  19. This is a nice start to the series. This Dotun is not pure at all…partners in crime indeed.

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  20. This is a sure nice kick..Evidence that the ride’s gon be great..nice one Seye

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    • Seye

      Thanks for your data and time Oyindasola. Hope to see you around this serial.

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  21. Hi Seye, first of all you owe me a big commission for using my name for the playboy character *Shineteeth*
    Secondly, i love the start, i feel a good story coming up.
    keep it coming

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    • Seye

      Thank you Dotun. Let’s work out the terms for the commission to be paid o 😀
      Many thanks

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  22. Adekola Funmilola Reply

    Wow! Sally, we your people have repented o! See the comments section as e dey flow! @Seye I guess you are only reaping what you have sown! Dotun, abeg park well or better still hug your blackberry tighter joor! Anyway, I don’t know where bestmen got the idea that all bestgirls are available! Can’t wait for the next episode

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    • Seye

      Thank you very much Funmilola. Comments encourage a writer but more importantly, they can give insights into the minds of readers and potentially aid a writer.
      Don’t mind us jare. Some of us just like love stories, and meeting at a wedding is a lovely story.

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  23. @Oge_writes Reply

    Wohoo! Go Seye!
    I’m hopping on this Best Man Duty ride.
    Waiting on the next one!

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  24. Whao. 63 comments. This is humbling. I feel happy for you Seye. Sally, am sure you are proud of him seeing comments popping like popcorn.

    As for Dotun, the guy wan dey form Jude Onuora kwa? And am sorry for the groom. How I wish it would pent rate his coconut head that his friend of 20 yrs has shined his bride’s kpoku b4. Mtchweew. Ode oshi

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      • Lol. How can he be calling his friend’s fiancee “my Dor Dor” and he even get secret phone wey he take dey call am. Bros shine your eye! Them two get secret wey pass Dasukigate

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        • Ifeanyi Onochie Reply

          Hahahahaha. You’re right about that. I don shine my eyes.

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    • Seye

      Just dey look Dotun o, dude just be using everything to catch trips.
      Thanks Jay

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  25. Bimbola-Rikitava Reply

    I just got here and I like this already….abi the best man and bride get history ni? Mk we dey see.

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