A story written by Chekwube Emmanuel… (0703440 1770, [email protected])
I woke up in the middle of the night with an invigorated spirit. I didn’t know where the strength came from. I fired up my laptop and channeled my energy into my project.
I worked on my project till late in the morning. I was able to tidy up my chapter one and two. My lecture for the day starts by 12 O’clock, but before the lecture, I wanted to submit my chapter one and two to my supervisor.
I did my morning work outs and prepared for school still in an elated spirit. When I got to school, I printed my work and headed to my supervisor’s office.
My supervisor was just and easy going woman, instead of telling me to come back later with no time like most lecturers do, she scanned through it and made some corrections and handed it back to me. She gave me some guidelines on how to proceed with the next chapter before dismissing me. I left her office very happy.
After my lectures, I decided to chill around with some of my friends. We were heading to a popular pub around the faculty of arts ‘Home Pride’ to have some bottles also to scout some Faculty of Art babes, for the other guys though. Personally I don’t like hanging out at that particular spot but since it has been a while I chilled with my friends, I didn’t have a choice.
We had barely settled down inside the pub when my phone started ringing. I pulled out my phone from my pocket and it was Cindy that was calling.
“Do you mind if I join you guys?” she asked immediately I picked the call.
“What? Where are you?” I asked knowing that she must have seen me.
“Just answer me first na”
As she said that I saw her entering, smiling towards our table. Just then my friends started hailing me. She got to our table and greeted my friends.
“You should have told me you were following me” I said as she sat beside me.
“So that you will tell me to go back right?” she retorted.
“By the way, why have you not been taking my calls?”
“Must I take your call?”
She heaved a sigh and resigned to pressing her phone. We all stayed together till late in the evening before we left. Cindy wanted to go with me but I strongly declined. After trying all her tricks to which I didn’t budge to, she left annoyed.
Throughout the rest of the week, I stayed away from Precious. Surprisingly Shania on her own has not called since the Sunday I left her house. I called her twice within the week but she didn’t take the call neither did she return it. Oge only called once since the last time we saw. I guess that’s why my life has been a little peaceful.
“What did I do wrong?” I asked when she picked the phone.
“You didn’t do anything o” she replied laughing.
“Is it funny? since Sunday you have not called to check on me and even when I called you twice, you neither picked nor returned the call. Is that the latest now?”
“Come on, I’m sorry jare. I have been very busy though that’s not an excuse sha, how you dey? ”
“Hmmmm!! I’m fine, you?”
“I’m good. How is it with you and your wives? Thought they would have killed you by now” she said laughing.
“Well I’m still alive. Thank God your prayers didn’t work.
We spent a little time making small talks.
“I have missed you. Let’s hang out if you ain’t occupied this evening” I said praying she wouldn’t say no.
“You want to take me out?’ she asked smiling.
“You know I’m a very busy person. So let me check my schedule and see if I have some free hours this evening” she said laughing.
“Whatever, I will be coming around to your house by 6pm, just be ready by then or…”
We talked more before I ended the call. I realised how much i have missed Shania just for a few days that there was no communication between us.
To Be Continued…