A story written by Chekwube Emmanuel… (0703440 1770, [email protected])
It’s in making up that God actually made all women the same. They all can waste a decade just applying few things on their face. I sat, pressing my phone and waiting for Shania to finish wearing her makeup.
“Can we go already?” I asked, little anger showing in my voice.
“Hey! Don’t sound like that na. Ok just give me a minute” she said.
“This is what you told me five minutes ago.”
“I’m done already.”
We left some five minutes after she said that she was done already. As we walked out from my lodge, it was just like we stole the show. Everybody got their eyes glued to us. She noticed it and made matters worse by slipping her hand into mine and we walked down like a couple. We didn’t say much as we both enjoyed the attention we were getting.
When we got to my department, I pecked her and with a big hug I asked,
“When are we seeing again?”
“You have my number, so it’s up to you.”
“Then be expecting a call from me after my lectures.”
“Don’t worry I won’t pick if you call. Moreover, I miss my room” she said making a funny face.
“That’s not fair, my own room will be lonely without you.”
“Then you are welcome to my own house” she said laughing.
We talked some more before parting. As I entered my class, I pulled out my phone and sent her a message.
‘Thanks for everything, the cooking, the company and the ………. I’m so grateful and wish we can do this more often. Have a nice day sweetheart”.
She replied my message after calling once and I didn’t pick her call.
‘The few days with you was so splendid and one of my best. Thanks for all the fun hun’.
It was just as hectic as my normal Mondays as I walked out from my last lecture for the day. I pulled out my phone when I felt a vibration inside my pocket. It was a message from Cindy. I was surprised and a bit nervous. I opened the message and it read
“Hey what’s up, sorry I have not been reachable for a while now.I have not been around. Hope you are good?”
I hissed after reading the message and slipped back the phone into my pocket.
“I think I have to toughen up” I said to myself as I walked on going to my house.
Some things are easier said than done. When I got to her hostel and wanted to walk past. A part of my mind started urging me to call her. After these whole days of calling and not getting a reply, I think I need some explanation. That was the excuse my mind was giving to me. I pulled out my phone and dialled her number.
“I’m in front of your hostel” I said into the phone as she picked the call.
“Ok my room is 335”
“I don’t think I can come inside, just come out ok” I said with a straight voice.
“I’m tired and I don’t have the strength to walk down the stairs, so please just come up ok” she pleaded.
“Well then, I think I have to be going. Just wanted to check on you” I said and dropped the call before she could say another thing.
Before I could take a step forward my phone started ringing and it was Cindy calling.
“Yes?” I said as I picked the call.
“Did someone annoy you or are you angry with me or something?” she asked.
“Nobody annoyed me and am not angry with you or anything. I just don’t want to enter your hostel and since you can’t come down then going was the next option.”
“Hmmmmm!! Ok am coming down” she said and dropped the call.
She came down looking as cool as always, but I wasn’t going to allow this beauty of a girl to intimidate me. I was determined to be plain and blunt.
“Good evening, what’s up?” she greeted.
“Am good, how are you?”
“Fine jare, how was classes today na?” she asked.
“Normal, just as it has always been. Did you have any today?” I asked.
“No, actually I was supposed to have one but I didn’t go”
“Why, are you ok?” I asked.
“Yes am fine, just being lazy”
We talked for a while without bringing up the main issue of her absence in school. I wanted her to bring it up but it seemed she would rather I ask before she would anything about it. But on a second thought I changed my mind. We ain’t dating yet and so it’s all her business. I don’t want to start acting the jealous boyfriend yet.
Time check 7pm. “I think I should be on my way” I said standing up.
Heaving a sigh, she stood up too “Are you sure you are ok?” she asked as we both stood looking at each other.
“Yea, I’m fine”
We said the good nights and parted as I left for my lodge and she headed back to her hostel.
To Be Continued…