Jewel froze immediately Jane introduced the guy beside her as her boyfriend. he couldn't believe his ears. Jane must certainly be joking with him. He couldn't even say a
word. it was as if he had suddenly lost his voice. He stared silently at them, still in shock. He couldn't even think properly. Several thoughts were running through his mind at the same time. is jane really serious about this, or she is just joking with him. this must certainly be a joke. Jane couldn't have another boyfriend when they didn't break up. He was very sure Jane love him, just the way he love her. So this must certainly be a joke.
Daniel walked to meet him and stretched his hand for a handshake.
"nice to meet you" he said.
Jewel stared silently at him. he didn't receive his handshake. he was yet to recover from the shock. Daniel withdrew his hand when Jewel didn't shake hands with him. he turned to face Jane.
"is your friend okay?" he asked.
Jane didn't respond. she just fixed her gaze on Jewel. Jewel stared back at her with teary eyes. They stared silently at each other. After a while of silence, Jewel turned and plodded out of the faculty. Jane didn't make any attempt to stop him. She just stared at his retreating figure until he was out of sight.
Immediately lecture was over, Angel stood up to leave the class.
"hey miss" the lady sitting beside her all through the lecture called.
She turned to face the lady.
"you were sitting beside me all through the lecture and you didn't say a word to me. now that lecture is over, you also want to leave without even saying hi. This is our first lecture and also the first time we are seeing each other. it's only proper for you to at least say hi to someone you sat with during the lecture. or don't you want to get acquainted to your coursemates?" the lady asked.
Angel sat down back beside the lady and held her hands.
"please I'm very sorry for not greeting you. A lot was on my mind that's why." she pleaded.
"it's okay. I just wanted to know why you will sat down beside me and never bothered to say a word to me. since you have explained yourself now, I'm good.... So what's your name? the lady asked.
"Angel" Angel responded.
"wow! nice name. you really look like an angel. you are so beautiful." the lady said.
"thank you" Angel responded, smiling.
"so what's your own name?"
"Jessica" the lady responded.
"nice name, and you are beautiful also" Angel said.
"thanks" Jessica responded.
"it's nice meeting you. you are a very friendly person. I hope we can be friends" Angel said.
"sure, we can be friends. you are also nice" Jessica responded.
"okay friend, I have to leave now. I still have a lot to do. see you in class tomorrow" Angel said.
"okay, see you too" Jessica responded.
Angel stood up, waved at her and left the class.
Jewel left the faculty of social science and was heading towards the school gate. He didn't know where to go from there. he was really hurt. He was heart broken. He never expected Jane could do this to him. The more he thought of it, the more he got hurt.
He was almost walking out of the school gate when he suddenly heard his name from behind. He slowly turned to see Jane standing few distance away from him. He stared at her with teary eyes. Jane also stared back at him without saying anything. They stared silently at each other. After a while of deafening silence, Jane spoke.
"Jewel, I'm very sorry. I hope you will find someone who will love you better. please forgive me" she said.
Jewel stared at her with so much pain. He tried not to blink, to prevent the tears which had already form in his eyes from dropping. He stared silently at Jane. After a while, he turned and walked out from the school gate without saying a word to Jane.
Angel went to the school cafeteria to have lunch. she didn't eat before coming for lecture, because she was already late. she went to the counter to order for food. when she received her food, she walked to the far-right and sat down. Just after 5 minutes of eating, a guy walked up to her and sat opposite her. she looked up from her table to see the guy boring holes on her body, with his eyes.
"hi" the guy greeted.
she didn't respond immediately. she observed him for a while before responding.
"hi" she responded.
"I saw you in class today. that means we are coursemates" the guy said.
"oh! you are an economics student" Angel said.
"yes" the guy responded.
"you are the second person from my department I'm meeting today" Angel said.
"with time, you will get to know everyone." the guy said.
"yeah, that's true" Angel responded.
"by the way, I'm Henry"
"what a beautiful name for a beautiful lady" Henry said.
"thank you" Angel responded.
"so tell me Angel, how was your first lecture in school?" Henry asked.
"it was cool. the lecturer is cool also. I like the way he explained very thing bit by bit." Angel responded.
"I'm glad to hear that" Henry said.
"I have to leave now. see you in class tomorrow" Angel said.
"okay, see you too." Henry responded.
Angel stood up and left the cafeteria.
Angel went straight to her hostel immediately she left the cafeteria. she got to her hostel and tried to open her door, but it didn't open. the door was locked from inside. that means her roommate was inside the room. she knocked softly on the door and waited for response. few seconds later, the door opened to reveal Jessica at the door.
"Jessica!" Angel called, surprised.
"Angel! what are you doing here?" Jessica asked.
"is this your room?" Angel asked
"yes, this is my room" Jessica responded.
"that means we are roommates" Angel said.
"wow! is this your room also?" Jessica asked.
"yes" Angel responded.
"wow! this is great. we are coursemates and also roommates. That means we are destined to be best of friends." Jessica said.
"you can say that again" Angel responded.
"please come in let's get to know each other better" Jessica said.
"yes babe" Angel responded.
They both entered their room and locked the door.
Jewel alighted from a cab in front of the university gate. he settled the cab man and he drove off. it was late already. The time was 11:15pm. He was just returning from Jane's school. He left Jane school immediately after that incident. He didn't even rest a bit. He boarded the next available bus back to his school. He was very tired. he hasn't eaten anything since morning, and there was no way he could get something to eat right there in his school, because it was late already. He dragged his luggages along with him into the school and went straight to his hostel.
He got to his hostel and entered his room to find Henry already in the room. Henry was sitting on a chair. He stood up immediately he saw Jewel.
"you must be my roommate. I have been waiting curiously to meet you. welcome to our room" Henry said and stretched his hand for a handshake.
Jewel ignored him and went to sit on his bed.
Henry walked to meet him and stood in his front.
"hey! that was not a proper way to treat your roommate. I just welcomed you to our room and you completing ignored me" Henry said.
"will you please leave me alone. mind you business" Jewel barked.
Henry froze immediately. he didn't see that coming. He wasn't expecting such response from Jewel. he quietly went to his bed and sat down without saying anything else to Jewel.
Jewel hasn't been himself. he was still heart broken. what Jane did to him kept reappearing in his mind. he sighed and lay on his bed.
Henry still couldn't believe that Jewel shouted at him. it was not like they knew each other before. They were just meeting for the first time. why would he shout at him when he only tried to be nice.
He took a side glance at Jewel's direction and found him already asleep.
'is this the kind of guy I will spend the next four years with. someone who will always get on my nerve. someone who is not friendly at all. how will I cope with this kind of guy in the same room. This guy will surely make my stay here tough.' Henry mumbled.
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