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Chapter Thirty One :The Fifth And The Last Child


Dennis came around that night and Nina followed him as usual to his lodge and went to school the next day and a new guy starts asking Nina out, his name is Tony, not Denniss Tony, another Tony from Denniss department  but Nina doesnt know that
Tony: hi pretty girl.
Nina :( ignoring him)
Tony :( blocking her way) hey girl, whats your name?
Nina: excuse me.
Tony: until you answer me.
Nina: whatever it is you want to say, Im not interested.
Tony: why not? Dont you want to know me?
Nina: no, excuse me.
Tony: let me have your phone number.
Nina:I dont have a phone excuse me(leaves)!
Tony; how come you don’t have a phone.
Nina :( ignoring him and just moving away) idiot!
She got to the hall and saw some of her friends that attended pre-science with her and stopped to say hi
Nina: Anita!
Anita: hey mandie! Long time, how have you been?
Nina: Ive been good, you?
Anita: Im good; you are not looking bad, just shining every day.
Nina: you too.
Anita: please… as lean as I am?
Nina: its a good thing.
Anita: I heard you were looking for space, have you gotten?
Nina: yeah, I have.
Anita: so how is hostel life?
Nina: normal.
Anita; hope no one is giving you trouble?
Nina: not really.
Anita: if anyone is giving you trouble, just call me.
Nina: {smiles} you got it.
Since the school is not an organized school, people come into the school anyhow, some carry fruit basket on their head to sell them, some people even go to classes to sell underwear. Where Nina was sitting with Anita, a woman came to sell bra and panties to some girls
Seller: buy your bra!
Student: let me see.
Seller: check out this one, it will suit you well.
Anita: oh this one is fine, Amanda check this one.
Nina: um I dont think so.
Seller: why not? This one is your colour (handing the bra over to Nina).
Nina: um thank you, I dont need it.
Dennis was in front of the hall with his friends facing the back since he was sitting on the table and saw Nina where the seller was sampling bra and he was embarrassed because hes friends were there looking as well.
Ayo: is that not your girlfriend?
Dennis: where?
Ayo: buying bra in public.
Dennis: shes not doing that.
Ayo: then why is she there? Is that how she shops for bras?
Dennis: I dont want to think thats what shes doing.
Nina: (saw Dennis watching her and smiled)
Dennis :( he didnt smile back, he just looked questioning)
Nina: um, Anita, excuse me.
Anita: okay, are you going?
Nina: yeah, need to find a space in front.
Anita: alright, take care.
Nina: you too (going to the front to sit down).
Before she could get to the front Dennis left with his friends and she was wondering where they went. After lectures she went to Dennis house
Nina: hello? Damn, they are not around (heads to Tonys room). Hi!
Tony: hey Amanda. Whats up? Come in.
Nina :( clears her throat) thanks, Im good.
Tony was wearing his pants, when Nina walked in he was only wearing his boxers. Tony is no doubt really hot and since he was Ninas crush it was awkward seeing him in his boxers.
Tony: you can come in its cool. It feels like forever that Ive seen you, how are you?
Nina: Im good, what of Ernestina?
Tony: she went for lectures. Are you here with Dennis?
Nina: um no, I thought he might be here.
Tony:oh no hes not, and I was thinking you came to say hi.
Nina: saying hi is part of the visit as well.
Tony: are you sure?
Nina: yeah.
Tony: so that means his room is locked, right?
Nina: (looking away) yeah.
Tony: ah you know what? Ill leave my key with you so you can stay here till they come back.
Nina: okay, thanks.
Tony: brushing his hair) so what has been going on?

Nina: not much.
Tony :( clears throat) okay, time to go and please because you are dating Dennis doesnt mean you cant come and say hi once in a while, okay?
Nina: Okay. Alright have a nice day.
Tony: you too, when you are leaving just lock the door and put the key under the foot mat .bye.
Nina :( laughing)really?
Tony: yeah, thats the only place they wont suspect.
Nina: really funny.
Tony: running late, bye.
Nina: bye.
After two hours Dennis came back but didnt know Nina was around because she was sleeping in Tonys apartment until Tony came back from school meanwhile Dennis was sitting at the other lodge with Ekenes sister as usual
Tony :( approaching them) hi guys!
Dennis: hey Tony!
All: welcome!
Tony: thanks, um Dennis have you seen Amanda?
Dennis: Amanda? Was she here?
Tony: yeah, I thought she would wait for you but maybe she left afterall.
Dennis: maybe, what of Ernestina?
Tony: shell come around later.
Dennis: okay.
Tony: alright, let me go and freshen up (leaving for his room).
Dennis: yeah, later man.
Tony gets to his room and sees Nina sleeping there and it was getting sort of dark so he ran to tell Dennis
Tony: where is this key? oh my, its open! Amanda is here? (Shouting from afar) Dennis, Dennis!
Dennis: what?
Tony: Amanda is here!
Dennis: what?!(Rushes over)
Nina :( hearing noises she wakes up) oh my God! Look at the time.
Dennis :( enters the room) hey sweetie! Youve been here all this while?
Nina: yeah, are you just getting back?
Tony: hi Amanda!
Nina :(talking softly) hi Tony.
Dennis: no, Ive been back since.
Nina: Ive been here because the door was locked.
Dennis: come on lets go to my room.
Nina: alright.
Tony: look at your mouth, come lets go. Meanwhile she has been sleeping here.
Dennis: I didnt know that (leaving with Nina).
Nina: I know that now (leaving as well). (Talking to Dennis) babe, why dont you guys leave your keys on top of your door?
Dennis: what?
Nina: tony does that.
Dennis: we use to do that but we stopped.
Nina; why?
Dennis: nothing really, I mean its not like we have any special gadgets in our room.
Nina: true.
Dennis: yeah, tease us all you want.
Nina: Im not Im just being realistic.
Dennis: of course you are. Besides what were you doing at the hall today?
Nina: what do you mean?
Dennis: with those girls and the bras.
Nina: oh you thought I was buying one?
Dennis: well, she was close to you.
Nina: yes because the girls close to me where the ones buying them.
Dennis: really? Are you sure?
Nina: yes, why?
Dennis: because it didnt look like that from where I was standing.
Nina: is that why you disappeared?
Dennis:  wasnt that embarrassing?
Nina: it was, sort of I guess.
Dennis: you didnt look embarrassed sitting there.
Nina: what did you expect me to do, chase the woman?
Dennis: no but at least you could have left there.
Nina: I did, I was actually coming to meet you but before I could look up to where you were sitting you where gone.
Dennis: okay, its just disgust me when I see girls buying their underwear in a market place.
Nina: you have nothing to worry about because your baby doesnt do that either.
Dennis: so how was your day, apart from buying bra?
Nina: ha ha! Very funny! My day was good and yours?
Dennis: good too. Christ, Im so hungry.
Nina: me too.
Dennis: can you make noodles for us?
Nina: okay, I will.
She prepared the noodle, they ate and they went to bed.  The next day she went to school and met her friend Ken
Ken: hey, mandie! Long time no see.
Nina: likewise, where have you been?
Ken: Ive been sought of busy and you?
Nina: not much, hi Ifeanyi!
Ifeanyi: hi Amanda.
Nina: where are you guys headed?
Ifeanyi: to our department.
Nina: okay, I guess I should be leaving I have lectures in ten minutes.
Ken: we can walk you to your class.
Nina: dont you have lectures as well?
Ken: yeah, but not now.
Nina: okay.
They walked her to her class; she settled in class and waited for her lecturer to arrive. Ken likes Nina but Nina doesnt know that, she just sees him as a friend. He never said anything to her, I guess its because Nina has a boyfriend or he is just scared to tell her. He didn’t even give a hint that he has feelings for her and she didn’t suspect. He doesnt spite Dennis in any way or interfere in her relationship problems.
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Chapter Thirty :The Fifth And The Last Child {Cont'd}

What Nina didnt know is that Uju dates sugar daddy and she hardly focus in school. Nina doesnt even notice Uju is not in school. The only time she sees Uju in school is during exams with stories about being sick or her dad being sick or she had an accident or family business to attend to. At least thats what she tells Zino so she can cover up for her in school…
After school Nina went to the hostel and saw Vivian with her fellow biochemist friend
Vivian: hey mandie!
Nina: hi!
Vivian: how are you doing? Meet my friend Stephanie.
Nina: hi.im Amanda.
Stephanie: nice to meet you.
Nina: you too. I think this is the first time Im seeing you in the hostel, Vivian.
Vivian: this is the first time Im seeing you as well.
Nina: thats not true.
Vivian: you are never around thats why you dont see me.
Nina: really?
Stephanie: I dont see you in the hostel either.
Vivian: yeah.
Nina: okay, you win and as for you Stephanie, I dont see you either.
Stephanie: at least I agree Im not always in the hostel.
Nina: okay then.
Stephanie :( holding vivians arm) Vivian, lets go and rent that movie before someone else does.
Nina: movie?
Vivian: yeah, for the common room.
Nina: oh you guys rent film for hostel girls?
Stephanie: anyone can. The hostel is boring as usual so I want to watch a movie.
Nina: okay, you guys should go ahead.
Vivian: you are invited to the common room anytime.
Nina: thank you, I just forget sometimes that theres a common room.
Stephanie: alright, bye.
Nina: bye.
Nina went upstairs to her room and decided to take a nap since people werent many and the room wasnt noisy. After three hours she woke up and her phone (Maureens old phone) fell into her bunkmate soaked panties under their bunk
Nina :( Thinking her phone just fell on the floor) oh my God! (Bringing out the phone from the bucket) Nneka, these panties have been here for almost two weeks.
Nneka: oh sorry, I forgot.
Nina: this is what Im saying, all these things you soak under the bunk,apart from my phone spoiling, it can attract flies.
Kaycee: Amanda let me see your phone.
Nina :( gives it to Kaycee) just look at it.
Kaycee: uh, sorry. This phone youve been managing. Dont worry Ill open the case and put in on the sun.
Nina: really, is it going to work?
Kaycee: maybe.
Ebere: Nneka seriously, you need to wash your underwear. Im just imagining if it were my phone.
Nina: when I talk it will look as if I just enjoy talking.
Nneka: its okay, I’ll wash it.
Nina: this is just bullshit.
Kaycee: chill, I’ll make sure it works.
Ebere: kaycee, the engineer!
Kaycee: yeah I am.Amanda, dont worry Ill fix it for you.
Nina: yeah thanks, excuse me.
Nina was really pissed off because she didnt know how she would get another phone now. She borrowed the phone from Maureen and theres no way shed give her back her phone spoilt, which means she has to take it to someone that can fix it. And thats money we are talking about; when she could have used the money she would use to fix it to buy another phone. Money she doesnt even have in the first place
Nina :( went to chizobas room but didnt see her and decided to go to Chideras room) hi.
Chidera: hi.
Nina: how are you doing?
Chidera: Im good.
Nina: did I see you in school today?
Chidera: I did, I saw you with your very dark friend and the big one.
Nina: oh, Zino and Uju. Um Uju is not exactly my friend, shes Zinos friend.
Chidera: oh, what about that smallish one?
Nina: Onome? We all knew each other during our pre-science days.
Chidera: oh, Uju attended pre-science?
Nina: yes, she did.
Chidera: okay,what have you been up to?
Nina: um nothing special.my phone just got spoilt.
Chidera: how?
Nina: it fell inside a bucket of water.
Chidera: no way!
Nina: yes way.
Chidera: wow, who kept a bucket of water there?
Nina: its actually my bunkmates soaked underwear.
Chidera: terrible.
Nina: she actually soaked that thing for days.
Chidera: why now?

Nina: shes just so dirty, Im sick of that room. I just cant wait for second semester to be over.
Chidera: is not that bad is it?
Nina: I hope it doesnt get worse. Can I use your phone?
Chidera: I dont have credit in my phone.
Nina: but you have enough to flash right?
Chidera: yeah.
Nina: thanks, I want to buzz someone.
Nina buzzed her sister and anytime she does her sister Antonia she always calls back. She was trying to call back but Chideras number was busy
Nina: here, you have a call.
Chidera: Okay, let me have it.
Chidera was making her call while Antonia was calling so she was on call waiting. After her call she handed the phone over to Nina...
Chidera: here, your number has been on waiting.
Nina: okay, shell call back.
Chidera: is she your sister?
Nina: yes, my elder sister.
Chidera: okay.
Nina: oh shes calling back. Hello!
Antonia: babe, how are you?
Nina: Im not okay oh!
Antonia: why?
Nina: my phone or will I say borrowed phone fell inside water.
Antonia: how come?
Nina: it fell from my bunk into my roommates bucket of soaked underwear.
Antonia: ew! So what do you want to do now?
Nina: I dont know. I guess to fix it for the owner.
Antonia: why were you that careless?
Nina: its not my fault; I didnt have anywhere else to keep the phone except on my bed.
Antonia: okay, I’ll send money to for you to fix it.
Nina: thanks.
Antonia: but not now oh!
Nina: no problem, whenever you are ready.
Nina wasnt expecting her sister to do anything about it but since they are very close, if she has any issue whatsoever, shes the only one she can talk to because she looks up to her and they are best friends
Antonia: okay, let me get back to work. How is Richard?
Nina: he is fine.
Antonia: okay send my regards. You guys should take care.
Nina: you too, bye.
Antonia: bye.
Chidera: looks like you and your sister are really close?
Nina: yeah we are. How did you know?
Chidera: the way you guys were talking I could tell. I didnt hear what she was saying but I can tell you guys are close.
Nina: how about you,any elder sibling?
Chidera: None, Im the first child.
Nina: Oh, how many younger ones?
Chidera: three.
Nina: okay, thanks for your phone.
Chidera: anytime, So how about you? How many are you guys in your family?
Nina tries to avoid this question, if not she will have to discuss how her dad got another woman pregnant twice; since they were not legally married and how her mother abandoned her at the age of three and all that drama. Since her cousin Daniel advised her not to start telling people shes from a broken home, she just told her they are seven including her step brothers
Nina: seven.
Chidera: wow! Your mom really tried.
Nina: yeah, she did.
Chidera: what position are you?
Nina: fifth.
Chidera: wow! That means you have elder ones that are probablythrough with school or about to graduate.
Nina: they are not that older than me. Actually one will soon be graduating and two are in year two.
Chidera: wow, your dad is really trying. What of the one before you?
Nina: oh Richard? Hes here with me.
Chidera: you have a brother in this school?
Nina: yes, I thought you knew.
Chidera: no I didnt.
Nina: hes in engineering, electrical.
Chidera: okay, wow! Your dad is really doing a good job.
Nina: yeah, I guess hes trying.
Chidera: are you kidding me? It’s not easy to take care of a child expenses in the university talk more of four people if not five.
Nina: true.
Chidera: anyways. When he will enjoy it is when you guys graduate.
Nina: yeah.
Their dad was trying but he discovered taking them to the university late thats why hes rushing them. That was the period he didnt have much money, he was just borrowing money from one person to the other and when some people realized hes using the money to train hes children in school, they stopped lending him. So sometimes their sister assist their dad, sometimes Nina wont have common fifty naira in her pocket but right from time she has always been a good girl and she didnt let people influence her wrongly. She was really broke most times even Richard but she has never been the type that depends on men for money talk more of sugar daddys except for her dad because thats hes responsibility
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