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

The next day Nina woke up by 4am and saw people
going downstairs to have their bath since the bathroom is always messed up
anyways, so she decided to do the same and dressed up. Then Chidera came to
meet her and they went together with Adaeze.

After
church she was wondering why Dennis hadn
’t called her, and then she called him…
Nina πŸ™ on the phone) hey!
Dennis: hi, how are you
doing? Why didn
’t you come yesterday?
Nina: nothing, just wanted
to know what it
’s like here during the weekends. What are you doing?
Dennis: just chilling with
Tony and my neighbors. Want to come?
Nina: um, I don’t know. I’m not sure.
Dennis: okay.
Nina: just checking on you.
Dennis: oh okay, thanks.
Nina: yeah bye.
Dennis: bye.
Nina was
pissed with the question he asked, as if he didn
’t want her to come. She missed him but he didn’t even miss her at all, he’s having a swell time with
his friends and neighbors that he had to askif she want to see him
…
After
some time Nina went to Chidera
’s room to stay with her…
Nina: hi!
Chidera: hi. You are really
around these days.
Nina: why? Is it a bad
thing?
Chidera: not at all, I
actually like it.
Nina: okay, are you
cooking?
Chidera:yeah.
Nina: what?
Chidera: jollof rice.
Nina: okay.
Chidera: do you cook at
all?
Nina: {smiles}yes,why?
Chidera: because you are
hardly around so I wonder when you do that.
Nina: when I’m around I do.
Chidera: okay, where do you
stay in lagos?
Nina: Badagry.
Chidera: wow, it’s quite
far. That
’s not Lagos by the way.
Nina: whatever! What about
you?
Chidera: ikorodu.
Nina: Okay.
Chidera: have you been
there?
Nina: I’ve heard of the place but I
have not been there.
Chidera: okay.
Nina: what position are
you?
Chidera: the first,You?
Nina: fifth.
Chidera: hmm, some of your
elder ones must have graduated.
Nina: no, some are about
too.
Chidera: okay, excuse me
let me go check the food.
Nina: okay, mmm what’s that smell?
Chidera: which one?
Nina: is that Cameroon
pepper?
Chidera: (speaking aloud)
yeah, you like it?
Nina: we use it to prepare
stew at home. I didn
’t know they have them here.
Chidera: I don’t know too,I brought this
one from home.
Nina: how did you do it?
Chidera: just like dry
pepper, I grinded it and put it in a nylon.
Nina: oh, alright. Your
phone is ringing!
Chidera: please help me
check who the person is.
Nina: douche bag?
Chidera πŸ™ hissing) don’t bother.
Nina: why did you save his
name as a douche bag?
Chidera: the guy bothers me
a lot, you need to see him, very ugly and looks like a thug.
Nina: (laughing) how did he
get your number?
Chidera: I gave him so he’ll stop disturbing me.
Nina: so what are you going
to do now?
Chidera: keep ignoring him.
Nina: what if he starts
stalking you?
Chidera: where would he see
me?
Nina: just be careful, we
don
’t know who is who in this
campus.
Chidera: nothing will
happen, my cousin is there.
Nina: who is your cousin?
Chidera: his in final year,
his name is chidi. You might know him, he dyed his hair blonde, he’s studying
law.
Nina: maybe I might. So how
is he going to protect you?
Chidera: he knows most of
the bad guys in school.
Nina: and he isn’t one of them?
Chidera: don’t know, if he’s one of them that’s he’s problem. He’s a big boy he can take
care of himself. I
’ve asked him, he said he’s not with them.
Nina: okay.
Chidera: food is ready!
Nina: no, thanks.
Chidera: what have you
eaten today?
Nina: nothing.
Chidera: so why don’t you want to eat my food?
Nina: alright I’ll eat.
Chidera
dished out the food and they ate together then her roommates that don
’t attend Catholic Church
started trooping in one by one, the food was full of pepper although Nina likes
food with a good amount of pepper but this was too much
…
Nina:  oh my! This is very very spicy.
Chidera; is it too much?
Nina: um yeah oh my!(
blowing her face with her fingers).
Chidera: wow, I’m sorry. I
thought you loved it.
Nina: (sniffing) yeah I do,
is just more than I expected.
Chidera: uh, I’m sorry. Do
you need a tissue?
Nina: yes please! (Starts
wiping her nose) don
’t get me wrong it’s delicious.
Chidera: I guess the pepper
is the excitement.
Nina:(laughing) yeah I
guess.
Chidera: this kind of meal
will make you maintain table manners. No talking while eating.
Nina πŸ™ laughing) but you
are talking (starts coughing).
Chidera’s roommate: Dera, don’t kill someone’s child with your pepper
food!
Chidera πŸ™ pass a sachet of
water to Nina) take water and please stop talking.
Nina πŸ™ clearing her
throat) thanks.
After
they finished eating, they talked until Norah came into the room
…
Norah πŸ™ making knock
noises) Dera what did you cook?hey,mandie what
’s up?
Chidera: pepper rice.
Nina: I’m good, hi.
Norah: why now?
Chidera: sorry?!
Norah: oh what I’m I going to eat now?
Nina: don’t you like rice?
Norah: I do but it’s full of pepper.
Nina: have you tested it
before?
Norah: yeah, it’s not nice.
Nina: it’s not that bad.
Norah: You are both the
same.
Nina πŸ™ laughing) not quite.
Norah: I’m going! I thought you
prepared what I might like.
Chidera: maybe next time
honey!
Norah: I’m having a feeling you did
this on purpose so we won
’t have to eat.
Chidera: no, why would I do
that?
Norah:Okay, you guys should
enjoy.
Chidera: where are you
going?
Norah: back to my room, let
me see if I can fix something for myself.
Chidera: okay, later!
Norah: later, bye Amanda!
Nina: bye.
Chidera: norah doesn’t like the pepper rice even
beans.
Nina: she doesn’t like beans?
Chidera:yeah, do mind her
she
’s a weirdo.
Nina: your beans or
generally?
Chidera: generally.
Nina: wow, she the first
person that I
’m hearing doesn’t like beans.
Chidera: she’s just a drama queen.
Nina πŸ™ laughing) what of
Adaeze?
Chidera: she likes both but
sometimes she complains about my pepper rice. That reminds me let me check her.
Nina: okay, let me check Chizoba.
Chidera: alright, later.
Nina: yeah,see you.
Check here for Chapter Twenty Six

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