Chapter Twenty Nine:The Fifth And The Last Child {Cont'd}

Nina went to her room and it was noisy as usual with her roommate soaking her panties for days under the bunk. Since Nina stays at the lower bunk, she suffers everything from the smell of the soaked panties to the stepping of her bed to different people coming into their room and sitting on her bed and charging phones since the socket is directly above her bed and her bed is close to the door. Whenever she enters the room she must see someone on her bed, its so depressing knowing how much she paid for that space from the former owner and cant even enjoy it. She cant even have a goodnight sleep; she cant read in her room because of the noise as well
Nina: excuse me.
Strangers: oh sorry (they got up from her bed and went to sit on the chair).
Nina: are you waiting for someone?
Stranger: we came to charge our phones.
Nina: who let you in?
Stranger: Kaycee.
Nina: oh okay.
Chizoba :( passes Ninas room and stops by to check on her) hey,Johny walker! Where have you been?
Nina: I was downstairs.
Chizoba: what are you doing now? Come to my room.
Nina: okay, Im coming. Excuse me, where did you say Kaycee went?
Kaycee :( walks in) yeah, what’s up?
Nina: okay, there you are. (whispers in Kaycees ear) I dont want to see anyone on my bed.
Kaycee: yes maam.
Nina: Im serious (leaves for Chizobas room).
Chizoba: how are you today?
Nina: just okay.
Chizoba: you dont look okay, is it Maureen?
Nina: no, its just the room in general.
Chizoba: what about your room?
Nina: they are like barbarians.
Chizoba :( laughing) I was told its a notorious room. How did you get involved in that room in the first place?
Nina: I resumed late and that was all I could get.
Chizoba: uh thats bad; if I had known you earlier you would have been my roommate.
Nina: yeah I guess.
Chizoba: dont worry; it will soon be over, you are lucky its just this semester. How much did you pay?
Nina: fifteen thousand.
Chizoba: what? For both first and second semester?
Nina: no, just second.
Chizoba: thats too much. The hostel feel is ten thousand naira and for both semesters, why would they collect fifteen from you? Who did you pay too?
Nina: its one Amaka downstairs in law faculty.
Chizoba: Amaka, big Amaka?
Nina: yeah.
Chizoba: but shes still in the hostel.
Nina: its her sisters space.
Chizoba: oh! But thats bad of her, why would she take that kind of money? Where is her sister now?
Nina: she went for her church program.
Chizoba: maybe is because they saw how desperate you were for a place thats why they did it like that.
Nina: I guess.
Chizoba: yeah, because whether you paid that money or not, her sister will still go for her program so they would have brought the price down.
Nina: or someone would have taken the space.
Chizoba: or not, who is ready to pay that kind of money when they are not staying off-campus and for just second semester? Its bullshit.
Nina: you might be right.
Chizoba: now look at the kind of room you paid for. Next time try and make enquiry.
Nina: there wont be a next time because Ill make sure I resume early.
Chizoba: yeah, or that. Just endure.
Nina: I dont have a choice right now.
Chizoba: you can sleep here tonight if you want. Chioma wont be around.
Nina: okay, thanks but first of all I have to talk to them about the way different people sit on my bed and the way I see different phones on my bed.
Chizoba: wow, you are really seeing a lot in that room.
Nina: you have no idea. Im just waiting for all of them to be around today so I can tell them.
Chizoba: okay. What were you doing downstairs?
Nina: I was with some friends.
Chizoba: new friends?
Nina: yeah, it turns out that the Agnes Ive been looking for has been in Ernestinas room.
Chizoba: how did you find out?
Nina: I went to see Ernestina and I started talking to her roommates until one of them mistakenly exposed her.
Chizoba: so what did she do?
Nina: she tried to deny it but then she decided to let it go.
Chizoba: very funny.
Nina: that reminds me, she invited me to a club,ATC club.
Chizoba:ATC club? Oh theyve gotten you?
Nina: what do you mean?
Chizoba: I know the club; its Joan that started it here.
Nina: I think I heard that name in their conversation.
Chizoba: Joan? Shes their mother.
Chizoba: she stays in the north, thats where it started and now she has brought it here, she and floxy.
Nina: floxy?
Chizoba: Florence is her name but we call her Floxy.
Nina: oh.
Chizoba: theyve invited me to join their club but I dont have the time besides their rules are so much.
Nina: what rules?
Chizoba: members are not allowed to have boyfriends and vice versa. Dont worry, when you get there youll know what Im talking about.
Nina: wow, do they even wear trousers at all?
Chizoba: if its that one they do, they are like the funky born again with rules.
Nina: so because I have a boyfriend Ill be disqualified?
Chizoba: thats if you want to join.
Nina: thats ridiculous, we are all adults here, and this is a university not secondary school.
Chizoba: I think you should be telling them that not me. Joan really has time, I thought they are no more into that club stuff surprise to hear it from you.
Nina: really?
Chizoba: yeah, Ive not been hearing about them for a while, I was thinking theyve shut down.
Nina: obviously they havent.
Chizoba: maybe it’s because I told them Im not interested anymore that why they stopped bugging me about. Anyways Joan is in Engineering so she still have one more year, I cant waste my time left on school theatre.
Nina: is that what its about?
Chizoba: yeah, its all about drama, music and dance. I think they also said something about members not listening to secular music.
Nina: no! I dont think so because the girls I met were singing, oh wait a minute,she was singing he still loves me by Beyonce; Its a gospel song.
Chizoba: see!
Nina: no, she also sang runaway by the Corrs in the bathroom with me and they are secular.
Chizoba: maybe she hasnt been introduced properly.
Nina: maybe.
Chizoba: shes your level isnt she?
Nina: yeah.
Chizoba: then shes new. Let her get deep first, and then youll see what Im saying.
Nina: Ill be back, let me go get my things for tonight.
Chizoba: okay, dont waste time.
Nina: (leaving to her room) yeah.
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