I got home exactly 10:15pm. I lay on my bed, and the event which happened at Sylvia's house flashed through my mind. I still couldn't believe that I told Sylvia my problem.
I have never told anyone this before. not even my family members. How can I be so courageous to tell a lady about it. And the fact that I cried in her presence still marvels me. I don't think I was in the right frame of mind then, because the normal Christian wouldn't have done all that.
The vibration of my phone brought me back to reality. I stared into the screen and saw that the call was from Sylvia. that was when I realized I was supposed to call her when I got home. I picked the call immediately.
"hello Sylvia" I said
"Christian, have you gotten home?" she asked
"yes, I just got home. I was about to call you before you called" I said
"okay, make sure you rest your body and don't think about anything" she said
"okay, thanks a lot" I responded.
"I will call you later to check on you" she said
"okay" I responded.
I ended the call and lay on my bed. I slept off few minutes later.
The vibration of my phone woke me up few hours later. I stretched my hand to my desk to get my phone. I picked up the call when I realized it was from Sylvia.
"hello Sylvia" I said, feeling sleepy.
"Christian, are you still in bed? aren't you supposed to be prepared for lectures by now"
I looked at the wall clock in my room and realized it was 7:15am. I was having my first lecture by 8am. so, if Sylvia didn't call, I wouldn't have woken up.
"I have taken my bath already. I will be in school in the next 15minutes" I lied to her.
"okay make sure you get to school on time" she said
"I will" I responded.
I ended the call and quickly rushed to my bathroom to take my bath.
I got to the school exactly 8:15am. I heaved a sigh of relief when I realized the lecturer was not yet in class. I located an empty seat and quickly sat down. the lecturer entered the class immediately I settled down. he went straight to the business of the day. After his lecture, he gave us an assignment which we were to submit in his next class. I left the class immediately to have breakfast. I didn't have breakfast before leaving home. on my way to the restuarant, I saw my course mates, Grace and Amanda walking towards me from a distance. I wanted to dodge but couldn't, because they saw me first.
"hi" I said when they got to me.
"Christian, thank God I met you here. I have been looking for you since the class ended. where are you heading?" Grace asked
"I am going........" I paused
"I am going........" I paused again.
I was thinking of where to tell them. I don't want to tell them that I was actually going to the restuarant.
"I'm just taking a walk" I finally responded
"it seems you are less busy. please I will need you to explain the assignment that was given to us today.it is very technical. I don't even know which formula to apply." Grace said.
"let's look for an empty class where you can explain it to us" Amanda added.
They dragged me along with them, without waiting for my response. they located an empty class, and we sat down on one of the long chairs in the class. they brought out their books and gave me a pen for me to begin. I held the pen for 2 minutes, trying to think of the best way to start.
"erm......" I paused
it seemed I was getting nervous again. why can't I just control this thing for once.
"Christian we are ready" Grace said
"okay" I responded
Just when I was still trying to deal with the ladies beside me, Janet and Judith, who are also my course mates walked into the class.
"so this is where you guys are hiding. and we have been looking for you all over the school." Janet said immediately.
"what are you guys solving, is it the assignment? Judith asked
"yes. Christian is trying to explain it to us" Grace answered
"have you guys gone far?" Judith asked
"no, we are about to begin" Grace responded
"Okay let's join you then" Judith said
Judith and Janet immediately sat beside us, making it 4 ladies that I would be sitting alone with in a class. it's obvious that I would embarrass myself. I know I won't be able to speak normally in the presence of these ladies.
"we are ready" Grace said
it is certain that the whole class would know that I'm a shy guy, because I'm going to mess up things here.
Just when I was about to say my first word, Sylvia walked into the class.
"so this is where you guys are" she said
It felt like a huge burden was lifted from my heart immediately I saw her.
"I hope you don't mind if I join you guys" she said, walking towards us.
"you can join us" I responded immediately.
Sylvia sat beside me and I heaved a sigh of relief.
I started the lecture with them, and until I finished, I didn't feel nervous. I couldn't believe that I just explained a whole topic to 5 ladies without being nervous.
I observed that it was when Sylvia walked in that I gained confidence to teach them. it seems I'm now confident being with Sylvia. Even when she called me this morning and last night, I didn't get nervous when talking to her. I even picked her call without delay. I just pray things continue this way.
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