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
Dennis
’s Tony, another Tony from
Dennis
’s department  but Nina doesn’t know that…
Tony: hi pretty girl.
Nina πŸ™ ignoring him)
Tony πŸ™ blocking her way)
hey girl, what
’s your name?
Nina: excuse me.
Tony: until you answer me.
Nina: whatever it is you
want to say, I
’m not interested.
Tony: why not? Don’t you want to know me?
Nina: no, excuse me.
Tony: let me have your
phone number.
Nina:I don’t have a phone excuse
me(leaves)!
Tony; how come you don’t
have a phone.
Nina πŸ™ 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: I’ve been good, you?
Anita: I’m good; you are not looking
bad, just shining every day.
Nina: you too.
Anita: please… as lean as I
am?
Nina: it’s 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 don’t think so.
Seller: why not? This one
is your colour (handing the bra over to Nina).
Nina: um thank you, I don’t 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 he
’s friends were there
looking as well.
Ayo: is that not your
girlfriend?
Dennis: where?
Ayo: buying bra in public.
Dennis: she’s not doing that.
Ayo: then why is she there?
Is that how she shops for bras?
Dennis: I don’t want to think that’s what she’s doing.
Nina: (saw Dennis watching
her and smiled)
Dennis πŸ™ he didn’t 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 Tony
’s room). Hi!
Tony: hey Amanda. What’s up? Come in.
Nina πŸ™ clears her throat) thanks,
I
’m 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 Nina
’s crush it was awkward seeing him in his boxers.
Tony: you can come in its
cool. It feels like forever that I
’ve seen you, how are you?
Nina: I’m 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 he’s 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? I’ll 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 πŸ™ clears throat) okay,
time to go and please because you are dating Dennis doesn
’t mean you can’t 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 πŸ™ laughing)really?
Tony: yeah, that’s the only place they won’t suspect.
Nina: really funny.
Tony: running late, bye.
Nina: bye.
After two
hours Dennis came back but didn
’t know Nina was around
because she was sleeping in Tony
’s apartment until Tony came back from school meanwhile Dennis was
sitting at the other lodge with Ekene
’s sister as usual…
Tony πŸ™ 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: she’ll 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, it
’s open! Amanda is here?
(Shouting from afar) Dennis, Dennis!
Dennis: what?
Tony: Amanda is here!
Dennis: what?!(Rushes over)
Nina πŸ™ hearing noises she
wakes up) oh my God! Look at the time.
Dennis πŸ™ enters the room)
hey sweetie! You
’ve been here all this while?
Nina: yeah, are you just
getting back?
Tony: hi Amanda!
Nina :(talking softly) hi
Tony.
Dennis: no, I’ve been back since.
Nina: I’ve been here because the
door was locked.
Dennis: come on let’s go to my room.
Nina: alright.
Tony: look at your mouth,
come let
’s go. Meanwhile she has been sleeping here.
Dennis: I didn’t know that (leaving with
Nina).
Nina: I know that now
(leaving as well). (Talking to Dennis) babe, why don
’t 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 it
’s not like we have any special gadgets in our room.
Nina: true.
Dennis: yeah, tease us all
you want.
Nina: I’m not I’m 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 didn’t look like that from where
I was standing.
Nina: is that why you
disappeared?
Dennis:  wasn’t that embarrassing?
Nina: it was, sort of I
guess.
Dennis: you didn’t 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, it’s just disgust me when I
see girls buying their underwear in a market place.
Nina: you have nothing to
worry about because your baby doesn
’t 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, I’m 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: I’ve 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: don’t 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 doesn
’t know that, she just sees him as a friend. He never said anything to her,
I guess it
’s 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 doesn
’t spite Dennis in any way
or interfere in her relationship problems.
Check Here for Chapter Thirty {Cont’d}

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