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!
Fat kc: what happened? You
woke up late.
Nina: you guys didn’t let me sleep last night
with your noise
Ebere: uh sorry, that’s 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.
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 Nina’s 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
Nina: yeah, the Corrs are
Agnes: yeah I have their
Nina: really? You have a disc
Agnes: we play it in our
room some times.
Nina: okay, so who I’m I talking to?
Agnes: you don’t know whom you are talking
Nina: no, I don’t.
Agnes; but you just passed
where I’m bathing.
Nina: yeah but I didn’t look.
Agnes: my name is Agnes; I’m in your department.
Nina: okay, I’m Aman…
Agnes: I know who you are
but you don’t know me.
Nina: I don’t 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.
Nina: what’s your room number by the
Agnes :(tiptoeing to her
room) I have two rooms.
Nina: how is that possible?
Nina wasn’t 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! She’s from my department.
Ebere: what’s her name?
Ebere: how awkward is that?
You met in the bathroom.
Nina: yeah right? Maybe
that’s why she acted the way she
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 didn’t want you to know who she
Nina: but she knows who I
Ebere: maybe she’s okay with that.
Nina: well, I’m not.
Nina: anyhow, I’m off to lectures.
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
Zino: Why does Martin like
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 don’t think so.
Nina: Onome what about you?
Martin:(still talking) we’ll 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) don’t mind her.
Martin: I’m 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 it’s a TV.
Nina: is that it?
Martins: and maybe some
Zino: Martins, if you don’t 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 don’t want to do it.
Onome: zino is right; at
least you’ll get the TV.
Nina: indeed, because TV is
Zino: you can always sell
the TV if you want.
Nina: I am not interested.
Zino: okay, okay!
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,
Nina: (she was surprise
wondering how he knew her name) hi
Final year student: how are
Nina: I’m 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 I’m not.
Final year student: why?
Nina: I don’t 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
Nina: thank you, but I’m 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: it’s not the money I’m not just interested,
excuse me (leaving).
Final year student 🙁 yelling
so she could hear him) think about it!