Campus Dilemma – The Evil that Students Do

EIGHT

I woke up almost around 6pm to find Shania snuggled into me sleeping or so I thought. I made to shift away quietly so as not to wake her, but she threw her hand around my waist pulling me back.

“Hey, thought you were sleeping” I said caressing her cheek.

She purred and snuggled the more into me without saying a word.

“Hey come on, I have to go, it’s late already” I said again planting a kiss on her head.

She raised her head and looked at the wall clock.

“It’s still after six, let’s sleep small ok?” she said hiding her face on my chest.

“Come on, I need to tidy up some stuffs this night before school tomorrow”

“Ok don’t worry, you will go with the car, just stay small”

I laid back on the bed cuddling her. After a while, she stirred and propped herself up.

“You are very bad Purity, you nearly wasted me today”

“Hey I should be the one saying that. More like you planned everything out before I got here”

“Hmmmm!! Purity about that your friend, what is that her name again?”

“Precious”

“Yea Precious. I will advise you on this as a friend and like I will advise my own brother. It takes a great deal of courage for any girl to come out and express her feelings for a guy. That said, this is someone you have known for a while and has been swimming in her ocean for a very long time now. So it is more like you know everything about her. And also with the things you told me that she has done for you all these while, believe me such girls are rare to come by.

Let me tell you the truth, feelings grow. If you decide to give her a chance, you never can tell, those feelings you had for her might resurrect. But if you ain’t going to give her a chance, don’t push her away because you want to start something with the other girl. A bird at hand is worth more than ten in the bush. Also, the devil you know is far better that the Angel you don’t know. I don’t want to make decisions for you but be wise and make the right decision. At least this one confessed her feelings for you. How sure are you that this other one has similar feelings for you, be wise hun” she said and kissed my head.

“Hmmmm!! You just made the whole issue more complicated”

“Olodo, what is the complication there?”

“Anyway, thanks so much for those words. I feel a whole lot better now” I said standing from the bed.

“You are welcome”

“I think I have to get going” I said picking my trouser from where I left it on the floor.

“That’s the key on the table. I don’t know when I will be through with classes tomorrow so maybe anytime am through, I will call you to come pick me.”

“Don’t worry, it’s not that late, I can still find my way around moreover I will like to see someone inside school before heading home.”

“Ok if you say so. Do you mind if I don’t see you off? I still need to sleep, feeling so weak and used up.”

“Don’t worry, it’s ok sleep” I said and pecked her before leaving her house.

 

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I left Shania’s house by 7:30pm. I took a cab and dropped in front of Cindy’s hostel. I needed us to talk. I dialled her number but the line was busy. After waiting for a while, I re-dialled but after the first ringing, it was again busied on the second.

“What is the meaning of this na?” I asked myself. “Why this girl dey carry me dey do mumu like this na?”
After a while, I decided to go up to her room.

“Who is there?” a voice asked from inside when I knocked on the door

“It’s me”

“You, who?” she asked again.

“Why not check and see for yourself”

“Hold on”

After a little while the door opened and behold the least person I expected to see.

“You gats be kidding me. What are you doing here?”

I was surprised and dumbfounded. How do I explain this? I didn’t know what to say rather than to admire the beauty standing before me. How people change sha.

“At least a welcome should be in order, don’t you think so?” I said when I found my voice.

“Oh! Sorry, my bad, welcome” she said leading me inside.

I braced myself for any other surprise to come as I walked into the room. She was saying something which my mind wasn’t interested in. I surveyed the room when I entered but there was no sign of Cindy anywhere. Am I in the wrong room or what?

“Welcome and make yourself comfortable” she said interrupting my thought.

“See as you don fine finish, omo you don gather o” I said settling on her bed and admiring her once again.

“Look at you. Look at your muscles. You now gym? She asked touching my muscles.

“Not really, just some slight workouts”

“You really look good. How long has it been? Like one year?”

“Come on it’s not up to one year na. Remember I called you a couple of months back when I got stuck in the rain and needed an umbrella”

“Yea it has just been phone things and that just happened like once or so.”

“Do you stay here alone? I asked diverting the topic.

“For now yea. I had a roommate but she got an off campus accommodation and packed out yesterday.”

“Hmmm!! So you gonna be staying alone abi?”

“Dunno yet sha, might ask one of my friends to come stay with me. So tell me, whatare you doing here?”

“Actually I came to see a friend but it seems like I have the wrong room number or something.”

“No wonder, what is your friends name and which number did she give you?”

“Her name is Cindy and she said she stays in room 335.”

“That’s my roommate and you are in the right room but she has packed out. How come you didn’t know? Didn’t she tell you?”

“Nah she didn’t tell me. Well we ain’t really that close and it has been a while we talked last” I lied to cover my pride.

“Hmmm!! Purity, Purity, how did you know Cindy? This your eyes sha, Na better thing go kill you for this world” she said laughing

“Come it is not what you think. We are …………..”

“Don’t bother explaining. I don’t want to hear. The less I know the better. What do I offer you?”

“Hey you don’t have to bother yourself, Let me not inconvenience you. Let’s leave it for next time”

“You never stop this your behavior abi?”

She served me biscuit and some juice. While I ate, we talked and did the whole catching up thing and other talks. We intentionally or unintentionally avoided our last romp. As we were talking her phone rang. From the way she talked and how long the call lasted, I knew the caller must be her boyfriend.

“Sorry, that’s my boyfriend” she said when she dropped.

“Hmmmm!! I go love o”

“Abina”

“Tell me about him na.Abi you don’t want me to know him”

“Hey come on. It’s better we keep that part of our lives away from each other. The less we know about that part the better.”

After the whole catching up thingy, I announced to leaving for my house.

“You still stay in that your lodge?” she asked as we came out from her room.

“Yea”

“That reminds me, how is that girl, Precious?”

“You want us to talk about that now?” I asked looking at her.

“Or sorry, forget it. But I still have something to settle with her”

“Come on Oge, thought we were over that?”

“Yea we are, but……. Don’t worry.”

“But what? Tell me”

“Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious”

“Oge come on, can’t believe you are still carrying first year grievances. What happened then should be forgotten and moreover I’m to be blamed for everything. I’m the person that left, it’s all my fault. That she came into the picture doesn’t mean that she was the reason why I left.”

“Purity let’s just forget about that. But have you ever asked yourself why I never blamed you for what happened between us?”

“Nah”

“It’s because you ain’t the person that left, it’s I”

That sounded like a thunderbolt in my head. “What do you mean?” I asked

“I’m the person that left the relationship. The whole break-up thing didn’t have anything to do with you”

“What…… wait, what do mean? Like I don’t ……..” I started to say some something before she interrupted me.

“Purity come on that is in the past now. But on a very good day we will discuss that ok.”

After we said the good nights, I left for my house while Oge went back to her hostel. I didn’t know what to think. Here, I was thinking that I was the person that left Oge not knowing that reverse was the case. I felt very down. I was so much in thought till I got home. After I had my bath that night, I relaxed on my bed to think things through.

 

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I met Oge almost two weeks into our first year. We met at our faculty officer’s office. We both came for clearance. We got talking, one thing led to another and we started dating.

We had something good going on. We were always together and doing everything together though we were not in the same department.

After I met Precious during the second semester of our first year things started changing. At first Oge didn’t have any complaints but along the line she started withdrawing from me. Anytime I’m with Precious she wouldn’t want to come around. It got to a point that it became a big issue to us. At a point she stopped taking my calls. I couldn’t understand her behaviors. When I couldn’t take it with her behaviors anymore, I asked for us to quit.

The surprising thing to me was that she didn’t even fight it. She accepted it whole heartedly.

The twist of everything was that after we broke up, we never acted it. She didn’t give me attitude rather we started being close again. It was after we broke up that we even had our first se*x, which was almost in our first year ending. But after that, Precious took over from second year.

But the girl I thought I broke up with today of all days told me that she was the person that broke up with me. What a crash to what I believed all these while. Does it mean she saw someone better than I am and started acting up? But if that was the case, why did we suddenly become closer after the break up and even had our first se*x?

After so much thought, I concluded that there is more to what happened between me and Oge and that I must find out.

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