2/27/2018

Chapter Seven:The Fifth And The Last Child


The party
It was evening and Richard heard guys discussing how they were going to make some girls drunk and have sex with them in his hostel while some were planning to initiate some guys into cultism. He went to warn Nina about the party, that she shouldnt go anymore. Nina wasnt happy because she was looking forward to the party but at the same time she wanted her safety.
Its 7pm, the lights are on, everyone starts dressing up for the party. Nina walks in from the bathroom.....girls making a fuss about the party...
Nina: Evelyn, Im not going to the party. Lets not go.
Evelyn; why?
Nina: its not safe. {She didnt want to tell Evelyn its her brother that told her because it might put him in danger} you know how parties are, drinking, fighting, breaking bottles and even rape.
Evelyn: you are taking it too far, nothing is going to happen .I dont get it, you were so excited about it.
Nina: I changed my mind. Lets go to night class together.
Evelyn: you want to go for night class? Look, nothing will happen. Well go with zino, Ann, gift and grace.
Nina: I cant go. My brother wont let me.
Evelyn: I knew its your brother. Is he going?
Nina: I think so.
Evelyn: imagine, and he doesnt want you to go.
Ann: who doesnt?
Evelyn: her brother!
Ann: why?
Nina: oh great! More questions...its not my brother; I just dont want to go. I changed my mind. You guys should have fun.
Evelyn: or maybe he doesnt want you to see him play love with his girlfriend.
Zino: Amanda, you are dulling all of us. Whats wrong with you? So what will you do alone in the room?
Cynthia: Im not going.
Zino: of course you are not, buzz kill! Anyways, enjoy your reading!
The party was at ten and they were leaving by 9pm. Nina was leaving with them and when they get to the gate, she diverted to class. On her way, she saw Dennis and his friend ikenna....
Dennis: hey, where are you going?
Nina: class, you?
Dennis: class. I thought you were going to the party. Whats up?
Nina: my brother stopped me. You?
Dennis: just want to study for an hour or two. Then well head to the party. Oh, forgive my manners, meet ikenna.
Nina: hi
Ikenna: hello
Nina: I guess you also want to study for some time. Besides its at 10pm, therefore youll study for an hour.
Dennis: nope, we mustnt be there the minute the party starts.
Ikenna: why are you going to class alone. Its not safe.
Nina: all my friends bailed on me.
Dennis: even Evelyn? Thats serious. This party must be something.
Richard goes back to the hostel from class, sees Nina....
Richard: Nina, what are you doing out here. (Shakes Dennis and ikenna)
Nina: going to class.
Richard: but no one is in class, everywhere is dark.
Nina: Dennis and ikenna are going.
Richard: of all times, this is the time you want to study. Guys please watch after her.
Dennis: Sure.
The three of them walk to class...
Dennis: no party for you! (Laughs)
They get to class and sat in different seats... Dennis tries seating with her and she went to another seat. Ikenna was seating at the back and after an hour he slept on his book. Dennis not knowing ikenna had slept said...
Dennis: wow, here is so dry!
Nina: then go to your party.
Dennis: and leave you here? Youll just cry.
Nina: I wont I can take care of myself. Im a big girl.
Dennis: (laughs) big girl that her brother tells what to do. (Talks to sleepy ikenna) guy, she said she a big girl, did you hear that? (Turns back to Nina) imagine, this guy is asleep.
Nina; why are you laughing? Like my brother didnt also tell you what to do.
Dennis :(comes closer to Nina) tell me what?
Nina: to watch over me.
Dennis: Im here because I want to. Not because your brother told me to.
Nina: Really and why do you want to?
Dennis: because I want to study and see your face.
Nina: yeah right! Like you knew Ill be in class.
Dennis sits on the desk, right in front of Nina, staring...
Dennis: I saw you on my way to class remember?
Nina: I dont even feel like reading just wanted to get out of the hostel.
Dennis: is he always that protective of you?
Nina: not really. Guess he doesnt want me to see him and hes girlfriend.
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Dennis: of course, so you wont beat him (Nina hits his arm). Ouch! On a serious note, hes just protecting you. Besides, who is older? (And he dodges)
Nina: he is! Why, do I look older?
Dennis :( laughs) no, just messing with you. Your eyes are so bright, they are really shinning.
Ikenna wakes up and starts packing his books.
Ikenna: dude, Im going to crash.
Dennis: are we not going to the party anymore?
Ikenna: screw the party, I need to sleep.
Dennis: Ill be here for a while. Then Ill be with you.
Ikenna: alright, later! Bye Amanda
Nina: bye.
Dennis: so, where were we? Your eyes, why do they shine so bright? They are really white.
Nina: dont know. I get that question a lot from people.
Dennis: they are beautiful.
Nina: thanks!
Silence fills the room...
Dennis: dont you fill like going to the hostel?
Nina: Ill be the only one there.
Dennis: are you scared?
Nina: dont like being alone.
Dennis: how come you trust being with me?
Nina: how do you mean? Should I be scared of you?
Dennis: you are not?
Nina: no (looking at him straight in the eyes), you cant hurt me.
Dennis: why are you staring at me like that?
Nina: how?
Dennis: I dont know. Just stop.
Nina: you are also staring. Who is scared now?
Dennis tries to shut her eyes with his palm, Nina was trying to dodge not knowing where his hands were going and he mistakenly hit her on her chest.
Nina: ouch! Why did you do that?
Dennis: (smiling) Im sorry I wanted to shut your eyes.
Nina: liar! Thats where you were going to (she gets up to leave)
Dennis: where are you going?
Nina: to my hostel.
Dennis: its dark and lonely remember.
Nina: Ill rather be there than be with you.
Dennis: hey, wait. Is it something I did? I said Im sorry.
Nina: go on your knees and apologies.
Dennis: what? Why? I didnt do anything wrong.
Nina: to yourself you didnt. To me you did. Okay Im leaving.
Dennis: okay, Ill go on my knees but youll have to close your eyes.
Nina: how would I know you did it?
Dennis: youll know. Just close your eyes.
Nina closes her eyes, he kneels and says Im sorry, Nina opens one eye and he gets up immediately...
Dennis :( smiles) why did you open your eyes?
Nina: (smiling too) wanted to be sure.
Dennis :( he holds her hands) you have nice dentition and your palms are so soft.
He draws closer to Nina the heat was taking the breath from Nina that she couldnt speak. The moon was sparkling on Ninas dress and eyes, she looked so irresistable. Her legs and hands were shaking, her heart was beating so fast she needed air and the only air she needed was the one coming from his breath. So he kissed her and she responded. They kissed for a minute and it was the best minute shed had since the day she was born. She had kissed a guy before but this was not to be compared with anything. She felt a chill run through her body and butterflies in her stomach, like she was in another world. Apparently, they were the only one in the class but at that point it felt like they were the only people in the world. She normally read this in novels but that day she actually felt it. She didnt want him to feel like she was so cheap by kissing until she was completely satisfied, which would have been till the break of dawn, So she stopped the kiss. Meanwhile, they heard a noise like someone was peeping and she stood up...
Dennis: (sounding consumed by the kiss) wait, why are you going?
Nina: its late. We shouldnt have done that.
Dennis (coming close) why?
Nina: I have a boyfriend.
Dennis: you never told me you had a boyfriend.
Nina: you didnt ask.
Dennis: where is he?
Nina: at home
Dennis: where is he from?
Nina: what? I....
Dennis: you see, you stuttered!
Nina: what I didnt.
Dennis :( draws closely and puts his left palms on her neck and whispered in her ears) he doesnt exist.
That was the sweetest, sexiest, soothing voice she had ever heard.
Nina: I have to go.
Dennis: wait, let me see you off.
She didnt want to say anything and started walking fast to her hostel. He was telling her to slow down; she didnt want to listen because she could not even believe what just happened. She went to her bed, everywhere was so quiet, and some people were still at the party while some were in the hostel. She lay on her bed and faced the ceiling, thinking about what just happened and before she knew it she slept off.
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