Nina was still using the phone Maureen
borrowed her until she gets hers, Maureen didn’t mind because it’s an old phone. Mike really likes Nina but she has a boyfriend and she
doesn’t feel the same way for
After the second week, Nina’s dad and Tonia
sent some money so she went back to school immediately the break was over so
she could tidy her things. When she got to the hostel she met Maureen, kaycee
and fat Kc…
Nina:(carrying her bags) hey guys!
All: hey welcome!
Maureen: amandi! What’s up?
Nina: I’m good, how was your
Maureen: I didn’t go home.
Nina: all of you didn’t go home?
Fat Kc: I did, just Maureen
Nina: really? You guys can
Kaycee: anyone can stay
back if you want.
Nina: I didn’t know that.
Maureen: would you have
Nina: maybe next semester
or anytime we have a short break like that again.
Kaycee: yeah, the break was
too short, that’s why I didn’t want to travel.
Fat Kc: kaycee, you never
travel, you are always in the hostel.
Kaycee: who told you that?
I travel, I’m not like you that any little thing you pack your bag to see your mum.
You are still in year one that’s why you travel anyhow, don’t worry when you get to my level you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Nina: I’ll be back, let me freshen up.
to her school in the evening so it was already dark and she decided to have her
bath outside as she saw some girls having their bath. The hostel was really dry;
people haven’t come back yet although
she was surprised to see people at all since people weren’t many, there was enough
water for them. She finally finished having her bath and went upstairs, kaycee
was reading her novel,Maureen was on the phone and fat Kc was eating.
Fat kc: come and join me
Nina: uh, no thanks.
Fat kc: what are you going
to eat then?
Nina: I’ll take my provision.
Fat kc: okay.
Kaycee: why didn’t you call me to join you?
Fat kc: because you have
Kaycee: do you know if I’m still hungry?
Fat Kc: how many times will
Maureen: kaycee, she doesn’t want to give you, move
Nina 🙁 laughing) okay, so
what do you guys do every night?
Nina: I know, I meant in
this hostel now that people are not really here?
Kaycee: converse till sleep
Nina: oh, that’s good.
Fat Kc: but not tonight, I
need to go to sleep.
Nina; uh, okay.
Maureen: we’ve been talking since today
Nina: maybe I should sleep
too, tomorrow seems long.
Kaycee: alright, good night
Nina: but you are reading
Fat Kc :
once Kaycee starts reading her novels she doesn’t know who is around anymore.
was really long and Nina couldn’t sleep as usual, she was
waiting for morning to come. She prayed her rosary and waited for sleep to come.
The next day she saw some of her departmental people and Onome checking some of
their results that were out…
two girls in her deparment; Uche and Amaka, they are friends and love competing
with each other…
Amaka: uche,I got B in this
course and A in the other one.
Uche: me too.
Amaka: but my score is
Uche : not in the same
Amaka: mine is higher in both.
Zino:A is A and B is B.
score or no score!
Zino: Nina, what did you
Nina: C, how about you?
Zino: C. onome, you?
Nina: oh, that’s good. How come I got a C?
Zino: at least thank God we
didn’t fail it.
Nina: yeah, whatever!
Nina’s grade that semester wasn’t good enough; she got C in
all the courses and decided to start reading like her mates were doing when she
saw how some were making good grades although she was better than some people.
After a week, lectures started and student started trooping in one by one,
Chize and Ernestina arrived but Dennis didn’t come yet.
lonely night as usual in her room, although she has started sleeping. All her
roommate was back except Ebere, her bunkmate’s cousin…
Fat kc: guys, that my
stupid lecturer gave me E.
Nina: oh, Kc sorry about
Fat kc: mehn, I’m so pissed off.
Kaycee: don’t be pissed and study more.
Fat Kc : I studied.
Kaycee: maybe,it wasn’t enough.
Maureen: kaycee, what do
you mean? That you’ve not gotten an E before?
Kaycee: for what? Even if I get an E, I’ll accept it that way.
Fat kc: whatever! All I
know is I didn’t deserve that grade.
Nina: I understand. I wasn’t really pleased with my grades this semester but there’s nothing I can do about it
Kaycee: see, taking
Nina: not really Kaycee, I’m not saying I deserve all
those grades. I actually deserve better in some because I really knew what I
Kaycee: so what happened?
Nina: I don’t really know.
Nina didn’t study for the exam, it
was basically what she learnt in class because she thought she was still in
secondary school but now she realizes she is now in the university and she has
to study to make good grades…
Kaycee: I’m bored.
Nina: me too, I know what
to do. I want to try something.
Fat kc: what?
Nina: guessing a number and
Kaycee: that should be fun.
Nina: (she guessed three
numbers and buzzed). It rang! It rang!
Fat Kc: so what did you do?
Nina: I terminated the
Kaycee: what if the person
Maureen: why would the
person call back? Do you think everybody has time like you guys?
Nina 🙁 phone ringing) oh
my God! The number is calling.
Maureen: which one?
Nina: I don’t know.
Kaycee: (excited) pick up
and put it on speaker!
Stranger: hi, who are my
Stranger: Okay, what can I
do for you?
Nina: Oh, I’m sorry I was trying to
dial my friends’ number and mistakenly dialed yours.
Stranger: uh, okay. Where are you?
Nina: school, why?
Stranger: just wanted to
know, you have a lovely voice. Which school?
Nina: it’s in Anambra state.
Stranger: okay, I’m in Calabar, I’m a barrister. My name is
Stranger: so what
department are you?
Kaycee:(whispering) you are
saying your real school and department?
Stranger: what level?
Stranger: that’s nice; you’ll soon be rounding up.
talked for thirty minutes, Maureen was so surprised about the time they were
talking and decided to flash an odd number as well. The rest of her roommates
were doing it, some got lucky and some didn’t…
call finally ended some of her roommates were sleeping except Fat Kc…
Fat Kc: wow the guy is
Nina: indeed, someone I don’t even know.
Fat Kc: but you were
enjoying the call.
Nina: sort of, the guy can
talk. Besides, what’s happening? Everyone is
Fat kc: don’t mind them.so? What next?
Nina: what do you mean?
Fat Kc : you guys seem to
be getting along.
Nina: Kc, it was just a phone thing.
Fat kc: sure?
Nina: of course, besides I
told him the line I used in calling wasn’t mine that he should call your line if he wants to reach me.
Fat kc: what? Why are you
Nina: come on now, it’s just a game. I thought
you’ll be cool with it.
Fat kc: of course I’m okay with it, I just hope
he’s not a psycho.
Nina: me too.When its
starts getting too weird, you don’t have to continue.
Fat Kc: okay, I’m going to sleep, good