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 shouldn
t go
anymore. Nina wasn
t 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, I
m not going to the party. Lets
not go.
Evelyn;
why?
Nina:
it
s not safe. {She didnt
want to tell Evelyn it
s 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 don
t
get it, you were so excited about it.
Nina:
I changed my mind. Let
s go to night class together.
Evelyn:
you want to go for night class? Look, nothing will happen. We
ll
go with zino, Ann, gift and grace.
Nina:
I can
t go. My brother wont
let me.
Evelyn:
I knew it
s your brother. Is he going?
Nina:
I think so.
Evelyn:
imagine, and he doesn
t want you to go.
Ann:
who doesn
t?
Evelyn:
her brother!
Ann:
why?
Nina:
oh great! More questions…it
s not my brother; I just dont
want to go. I changed my mind. You guys should have fun.
Evelyn:
or maybe he doesn
t want you to see him play love with his
girlfriend.
Zino:
Amanda, you are dulling all of us. What
s
wrong with you? So what will you do alone in the room?
Cynthia:
I
m 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. What
s
up?
Nina:
my brother stopped me. You?
Dennis:
just want to study for an hour or two. Then we
ll
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 it
s at
10pm, therefore you
ll study for an hour.
Dennis:
nope, we mustn
t be there the minute the party starts.
Ikenna:
why are you going to class alone. It
s
not safe.
Nina:
all my friends bailed on me.
Dennis:
even Evelyn? That
s 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? You
ll just cry.
Nina:
I won
t 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 didn
t
also tell you what to do.
Dennis
:(comes closer to Nina) tell me what?
Nina:
to watch over me.
Dennis:
I
m 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 I
ll 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 don
t 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 doesn
t want me to see him and hes
girlfriend.
Related image
Dennis:
of course, so you won
t beat him (Nina hits his arm). Ouch! On a serious
note, he
s 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, I
m going to crash.
Dennis:
are we not going to the party anymore?
Ikenna:
screw the party, I need to sleep.
Dennis:
I
ll 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:
don
t know. I get that question a lot from people.
Dennis:
they are beautiful.
Nina:
thanks!
Silence
fills the room…
Dennis:
don
t you fill like going to the hostel?
Nina:
I
ll be the only one there.
Dennis:
are you scared?
Nina:
don
t 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 can
t
hurt me.
Dennis:
why are you staring at me like that?
Nina:
how?
Dennis:
I don
t 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) I
m sorry I wanted to shut your eyes.
Nina:
liar! That
s 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:
I
ll rather be there than be with you.
Dennis:
hey, wait. Is it something I did? I said I
m
sorry.
Nina:
go on your knees and apologies.
Dennis:
what? Why? I didn
t do anything wrong.
Nina:
to yourself you didn
t. To me you did. Okay Im
leaving.
Dennis:
okay, I
ll go on my knees but youll
have to close your eyes.
Nina:
how would I know you did it?
Dennis:
you
ll 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 couldn
t 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 she
d
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 didn
t 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:
it
s 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 didn
t ask.
Dennis:
where is he?
Nina:
at home
Dennis:
where is he from?
Nina:
what? I….
Dennis:
you see, you stuttered!
Nina:
what I didn
t.
Dennis
🙁 draws closely and puts his left palms on her neck and whispered in her ears)
he doesn
t 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 didn
t 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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