Chapter Twenty Eight:The Fifth And The Last Child {Cont’d}

Nina was just imaging how the four of them are
going to sleep in the room. She was hoping they could get along fine so it
would reduce the awkwardness surrounding the room. They ate and talked and
since there were two beds in the room, each couple used a bed. The next day
they all went to school together and decided to take couples picture with
Ernestina, Tony, Rachel and her boyfriend. Out of all of them Ernestina and
Tony looked best as couples while the worst looking was Ifeanyi and his
girlfriend because Ifeanyi was shorter than Nkiru so it looked funny

Dennis: baby, how was your
night?
Nina: okay.
Dennis: are you sure?
Nina: what can I say?
Dennis: I know it wasnt that great but Ifeanyi
will be graduating this year so I have the place to myself.
Nina: are we not moving out
anymore?
Dennis: when ifeanyi leaves
there
s no point moving out.
Nina: you still want to
stay there?
Dennis: I feel its safe because its a family house.
Nina: but theres no privacy, I mean we
bathe in Tony
s bathroom. For how long are we going to keep doing that?
Dennis: I know thats why you prefer Tonys bathroom because we dont have to share it with the
villagers. I‘ll think of something okay?
Nina: okay.
Dennis: thats why you dont like coming around. I
understand now.
Nina: if you are getting a
place, let it be self-contained.
Dennis: look at your mouth,
don
t you know that those
places are expensive.
Nina: wait, are you saying
if you want to get a place we still have to share bathrooms?
Dennis: not exactly.
Nina: then if thats the case, we better
remain here.
Dennis: okay Ill get a self-contain,as
long as you are happy.
Nina: yeah, I’ll be really
happy, come anytime I want, prepare any meal I want and probably do what you
want me to do.
Dennis: really?
Nina: yeah.
Dennis: then I better get
that place soon.
Nina: you better {laughing}!
Nina goes
for her lectures, it
s a general course that
also includes other departments, so as usual the hall was filled with people
but it
s an open hall so Nina sat
outside.
Zino: hey Amanda! Over here!
Nina: (walking towards
Zino) zino, what
s happening? This isnt the biology teacher.
Zino: he saw that the woman
wasn
t around and decided to
take this class.
Nina: thats bullshit. Im sure most people dont even know about this
class.
As she
was complaining Chux was at her back with his friend Vivian and Chucks talking.
It was their maths teacher that talks with a purposeful low tone of voice
Chux 🙁 tapping Nina at the
back) hi friend!
Nina: hi.
Chux: you came late to
class.
Nina: yes because the
lecturer I was expecting isn
t here yet.
Chux: how would you know
when you were not here?
Nina: I have friends that
inform me besides you were also late, if not you won
t be sitting out here.
Chux: I love sitting
outside to this man
s class because when Im inside I still can’t hear what hes saying.
Nina: I didnt lose as well.
Chux: have you met my
friends, Vivian and Chucks?
Nina: no, hi.
Chuck: whats up(stretching his arms to
shake her)?
Nina: (shaking back) Im good and you?
Chuck: wonderful!
Vivian: girl, whats up?
Nina: Im great hi!
Vivian is
a girl but she
s more of the tomboy, she
dresses like a boy and even shaved her hair. She also stays in the hostel, she
s in Biochemistry, the same
department with chux and chuck
Nina: Ive seen you in the hostel
before.
Vivian: yeah I stay in the
hostel.
Nina: okay, nice to meet
you.
Vivian: you too.
Vivian
and chuck starts their conversation and chux keeps talking to Nina. Chux is a
player, he has a girlfriend but also wants Nina even when she told him she has
a boyfriend and knows he has a girlfriend. He still flirts with her and stares
like he could see what she wears underneath her clothes
Chux: so who’s that your
boyfriend?
Nina: who?
Chux: the guy you were
taking pictures with.
Nina: How did you know I
took pictures?
Chux: because the photo
stand is not far from this hall.
Nina: well, he is.
Chux: which of them?
Nina: the one I snapped
close to.
Chux: how should I know
that?
Nina: you just said you
were staring.
Chux: they were all close
to you, I don
t know which one.
Nina: he walked me down to
this hall.
Chux: maybe I didnt look.
Nina: he wore a white shirt
and a black trouser.
Chux: I didnt take notice.
Nina: is that right?
Chux: Im kidding, I saw him. So
where are you based?
Nina: Lagos.
Chux: wow, Vivian,she stays
in lagos.
Vivian: really? Where?
Nina: badagry.
Vivian: um thats quite far.
Nina: yeah but sometimes I
go to Ikeja to see my sister. I
m not really steady.
Vivian: oh okay.
Chux: so you guys can bond
well.
Nina 🙁 smiling) so where
do you stay in Lagos?
Vivian: you might not know
the place, it
s after mile 2.
Nina: I dont really know so many
places in Lagos. How about you Chux?
Vivian: Chux is an Abuja
boy.
Nina: oh Abuja, nice.
Chux
girlfriend Ral meets Chux where he is
Ral: what are you guys
doing here when a lecturer is in class?
Chux: serious student.
Ral: I cant even hear what his
saying. The class is really boring, hi Amanda!
Nina: hi.
Ral: you stay in the hostel
right?
Nina: yeah I do.
Ral: I hardly see you in
the hostel.
Nina: Im not always in the hostel,
I stay off-campus sometimes.
Ral: I thought as much
because almost everybody comes to the common room during the weekend to watch
movie.
Chux: must everyone be
there to watch movie?
Ral: not really but youd expect people like her to
be there.
Nina: why? Do I look like a
movie freak?
Ral: thats not what I mean. You can
agree with me that the hostel is boring sometimes.
Nina: true.
Ral: thats why I go there sometimes
to be entertained.
Nina: anyways, Im not always around.
Ral: yeah, I thought so.
Nina: well, it seems this
biology lecturer is not coming today.
Ral: I dont think so.
Nina: oh thank God, the
class is over. What
s he doing?
Zino: test.
Nina: what?
Ral: this man is full of
shit, how can he be giving test right now.
Zino: just write the
question first.
Chux: let me check the
textbook.
Ral: Chux,have you seen it?
Chux: hold on.
Amanda: Zino, what of
Onome?
Zino: shes in front.
Amanda: okay.
Chux: Ive seen it.
Most times
what the math lecturer teaches is from his textbook, he literally writes what
s on his textbook on the
chalk board. He doesn
t teach, he just writes for
them to copy, that’s why most of them don
t have notebook for that course since the teaching is from the textbook.
So they copied exactly how it was in his textbook and submitted the paper to
him. After the class Nina went to the hostel and stopped by Ernestina
s room to see if she was
around but what she didn
t know was that Agnes was
in the same room
Nina: hello! Mmmhmm, this
one you are around. What
s happening?
Ernestina: I just came from
Tony
s house this morning.
Blessing: its not surprising that you
run off today again.
Ernestina: Blessing
whatever! So Amanda what
s going on?
Nina: nothing much, just
checking you.
Ernestina: you saw Ifeanyis girlfriend right? What do
you think?
Nina: shes okay.
Ernestina: really?
Nina: okay, she talks a
lot.
Ernestina: Tony says she
looks like a turkey.
Nina 🙁 laughing) Tony is
crazy.
Ifeoma: you guys should
free this girl.
Ernestina: she wants to
belong and ifeanyi on the other hand is trying so hard to have a girlfriend.
Nina: yeah,i think he just
wants a girlfriend. She doesn
t look like our set.
Ernestina: right? Thats what I thought too.
Nina: but she is,
engineering.
Ernestina: yeah, I know.
She
s very tall as well and
lean.
Ifeoma: Amanda is she
taller than you?
Nina: I didnt really take measurements.
Ernestina: she should be.
Nina: I dont think so.
Ifeanyi
likes Chize but Chize doesn
t like him instead shes lusting and crushing over
Dennis, ifeanyi saw that she wasn
t dating anyone yet so he was waiting for her to love him but he found
that it wasn
t going to happen and since
he was quite intimidated by Dennis and Tony
s relationships he decided to forget Chize and start dating Nkiru, the
younger sister to his departmental friend.
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