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

Nina
slept in the hostel that night and her roommates were making noises as usual
and she tried to sleep until she slept finally. Due to the noise they were
making she slept late and woke up late so she couldn
t bathe outside then
decided to have it in the bathroom

Fat kc: sleeping sickness!
Ebere: Amandie!
Nina: morning.
Fat kc: what happened? You
woke up late.
Nina: you guys didnt let me sleep last night
with your noise
Ebere: uh sorry, thats just how we do.
Nina 🙁 getting up to have
her bath) whaterver! I need to bathe ASAP.
Fat kc: do you have
lectures this morning?
Nina: by 11am.
Fat kc: okay.
Goes to
the bathroom since she woke up late, she passed the ones that someone was in
and went to the next one. A girl was in the one she passed Agnes is her
name,she
s in Ninas department and the same
level but Nina didn
t check who was in. Agnes
was singing a song by The corrs in the bathroom, the soundtrack “runaway” and
Nina loves that song a lot so she was backing up for Agnes as she was singing
Nina 🙁 not seeing who was
singing) who is singing my song?
Agnes: I also love the song
as well.
Nina: yeah, the Corrs are
really great
Agnes: yeah I have their
album.
Nina: really? You have a disc
man?
Agnes: we play it in our
room some times.
Nina: okay, so who Im I talking to?
Agnes: you dont know whom you are talking
to?
Nina: no, I dont.
Agnes; but you just passed
where I
m bathing.
Nina: yeah but I didnt look.
Agnes: my name is Agnes; Im in your department.
Nina: okay, I’m Aman…
Agnes: I know who you are
but you don
t know me.
Nina: I dont really know people in my
department that well. I must have seen you but I wouldn
t know your name.
Agnes: it happens.
Nina: so can you come out
of the bathroom when you are through so I can see your face.
Agnes: okay.
Nina: whats your room number by the
way?
Agnes :(tiptoeing to her
room) I have two rooms.
Nina: how is that possible?
Hello?
Nina wasnt getting any reply and
noticed that she
s gone. She wanted to know
more of her because she felt a connection, she felt like she
d seen someone that share
the same music sense with her and they could possibly have more things in
common. She went to her room and started dressing up for lectures
Fat kc: how come you were
in that bathroom for so long?
Nina: I met someone and we
started talking or singing?
Fat kc: a guy (laughing)?
Nina: yeah, very funny! Shes from my department.
Ebere: whats her name?
Nina: Agnes.
Ebere: how awkward is that?
You met in the bathroom.
Nina: yeah right? Maybe
that
s why she acted the way she
did.
Fat kc: how did she act?
Nina:(dressing up)I wanted
to know who she was but before I could finish she ran away.
Fat kc: maybe she didnt want you to know who she
was.
Nina: but she knows who I
am.
Ebere: maybe shes okay with that.
Nina: well, I’m not.
Ebere: okay?!
Nina: anyhow, Im off to lectures.
Both: bye.
Nina: bye.
She went
to class was asking her friends if they knew any Agnes and there course
representative Martin announces there would be an induction party
Martin: may I have you
attention please?
Zino: Why does Martin like
showing off.
Nina: He our course rep
what else do you expect. It
s an opportunity to show himself.
Zino: choir master!
Nina 🙁 laughing) that
reminds me, do you know any Agnes?
Zino: Agnes?no,I dont think so.
Nina: Onome what about you?
Onome: Nah.
Martin:(still talking) well be having an induction
party, our Excos sent me to announce this and Miss microbiology pageant. So all
you girls that fell you are qualified should apply.
Colleague: martins, are we
paying any thing?
Zino: look at that one, she
wants to contest.
Nina 🙁 laughing) dont mind her.
Martin: Im getting there. For the
form, you are to pay five hundred naira and the induction is one thousand naira.
Zino: martins, so what will
the winner get?
Martins: a very good price.
Zino: not good enough.
Martins: I heard its a TV.
Nina: is that it?
Martins: and maybe some
money.
Zino: Martins, if you dont have authentic
information don
t come up here and start announcing.
Nina: Zino! Chill.
Martins: (ignoring Zino)
the deadline is this Friday.
Zino: yeah okay! Amanda are
you going to participate?
Nina: with what exactly?
Zino: the pageant.
Nina: no way.
Zino: but you are prettier
than these girls and taller.
Nina: but I dont want to do it.
Onome: zino is right; at
least you
ll get the TV.
Nina: indeed, because TV is
my problem.
Zino: you can always sell
the TV if you want.
Nina: I am not interested.
Zino: okay, okay!
Their
lecturer came to class, taught and left. Nina was leaving the class only to be
approached by a final year student from the same department trying to convince
her to participate in the pageantry. Most times guys use this opportunity to
sleep with girls by telling them they
ll make sure they win the contest
Final year student: Amanda,
wait up!
Nina: (she was surprise
wondering how he knew her name) hi
Final year student: how are
you doing?
Nina: Im good, can I help you?
Final year student: as a
matter of fact you can. I
ve you heard about the pageant?
Nina: yes I have.
Final year student: I hope
you are going to participate?
Nina: no Im not.
Final year student: why?
Nina: I dont want to do it.
Final year student: but you
have all the qualities of a model. You are tall, have a good skin and really
pretty.
Nina: thank you, but Im not interested.
Final year student: is it
because of the money for the form? I can pay that for you, all you have to do
is to participate.
Nina: its not the money Im not just interested,
excuse me (leaving).
Final year student 🙁 yelling
so she could hear him) think about it!
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