All eyes in class turned to my direction immediately they heard my score. I felt embarrassed at the number of eyes staring at me. All of a sudden, a crowd had formed round
us. My test script kept going from one hand to the other. The number of questions that I was asked got me frustrated. I only tried to force a smile to conceal my frustration. I was relieved when a lecturer walked into the class. Everyone went back to their different seat. The lecturer went straight to the business of the day without preamble. He was quite a strict lecturer. His class was not interactive at all. He asked no question and didn't entertain any question. I seemed to like his method of teaching because it would save me the stress of answering question in class.
I sneaked out of the class just few minutes to the end of the lecture to avoid any question from my coursemates. I left the faculty building and was about going home. I heard someone screaming my name just when I was about going out from the school gate. I turned to see my coursemate, Mustack running towards me. Mustack was the same guy I walked into the class with today. He was gasping for air when he got to me.
"guy how far" I said to him
"guy are you flash?" he asked
"it hasn't been up to a minute I saw you leaving the class and you are already at the school gate. why didn't you wait until lecture was over before leaving the class?" he asked
"the lecturer was already rounding up when I left" I answered
"so where are you heading?" he asked
"home" I answered
"you are going home. have you forgotten today is Friday?" he asked
His question made me confused. I never remembered planning to do anything with him on Friday.
"what's happening on Friday?" I asked
"are you asking me like you don't know" he said.
"don't you know that we are supposed to be out there having fun on a Friday"
This guy didn't know the kind of person I am, because if he knew, he wouldn't be taking about going out to have fun.
"there is this particular place very close to school, it's always lively on Fridays. Let's go there so that I can buy you a drink"
On a normal day, I would have declined his offer, because I don't like being in such places. I'm never comfortable being in such places, but this might be my opportunity of making friends with him. I have always been a loner since I gained admission into the university. so I would not reject his offer.
"Are you sure that the place will be lively just like you said?" i asked trying to show interest in his offer
"you just have to see the place. it is always flocked with ladies" he replied
My heart missed a beat at the mention of ladies but I tried to look calm.
"Wow! that would be great then" I said masking my nervousness with a smile
"then let's start going there already" he said smiling also
"alright bro" I responded
We headed straight to the bar and just like he said, the place was very lively. the number of ladies I saw when we walked in increased my heartbeat. we located an empty seat at the front and sat down. Mustack beckoned the waiter and he approached us immediately.
"what will you like to have?" the waiter asked Mustack
"give me malt" Mustack answered
"what will you like to drink?" Mustack asked me
"anything" I answered
He looked at me in disgust
"is anything a name of drink?" he asked
"why are you behaving like a shy lady who went on a date for the first time with her crush" he said to me.
His words hit a vital part in my body. He just referred to me as a shy lady. Even when I tried as much as possible not to show my nervousness, he still noticed it.
I could only force a smile.
"okay give me malt" I answered.
The waiter left immediately to get our drinks while Mustack and I engaged in a conversation.
After few minutes, I saw Mustack looking at a particular direction. I followed the direction he was looking at to realize he was actually looking at a particular lady at the far-right.
"that lady is very beautiful" he said to me
"yeah" I responded uninterested
"I won't forgive myself if I don't get her number" he said
"do you know her?" I asked
"must I know her to get her number" he answered
Mustack stood up and was walking towards the lady
"where are you going?" I asked
"to get her number of course" he answered
I watched as Mustack approached the lady and sat beside her. just after few minutes of taking to her, I could see the lady laughing out loud. what could he have said to her that was making her laugh? I suddenly wished I was like Mustack, but no, I'm Christian, the shy guy. When will I ever make a lady laugh just the way Mustack did to that lady?
All of a sudden, Mustack and the lady stood up and was walking towards me. I could hear my heart pounding in my chest as I wondered what they might be coming for.
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