Henry sat on his bed, with his book and pen right beside him. He was trying to learn what was thought in class for that day but couldn't seem to understand it. He had been sitting on
his bed for close to two hours trying to solve some questions. The day was approaching evening already and he still hasn't understood the topic. what's he going to tell Jessica. He already promised her that he would explain the topic to her this evening at the faculty garden. he wouldn't want to disappoint her. He can't go to the garden if he can't explain the topic to her.
He lay on his bed and sighed.
"what am I going to do now. I don't want to disappoint her. This is the first time she's asking me for a request. I will not like to disappoint. This is really frustrating." he said.
The door suddenly opened and Jewel rushed into the room. he walked straight to Henry and stood opposite him. The look on his face was not funny. Henry noticed his mood.
"what's wrong?" Henry asked.
"your girlfriend has started again. how can she lie against me to Dr. Femi" Jewel responded.
Henry stared at him confused. he didn't understand what Jewel was talking about.
"which my girlfriend?" Henry asked.
"how many girlfriend do you have?" Jewel asked.
"I don't remember telling you I have a girlfriend" Henry responded.
"oh, so you have forgotten about Angel." Jewel said.
"did I tell you that she's my girlfriend. I only told you that I like her and would like to date her. please don't go about telling people that she's my girlfriend, so that you will not spoil my plan. if she hears that from anyone, when I have not told her personally, do you think she will still give me a chance." Henry said.
"okay I'm sorry, but please tell Angel to stay away from me. how can she lie against me to Dr. Femi." Jewel said.
"what did she do this time?" Henry asked.
"Dr. Femi asked her to call me to his office. she didn't even approach me, but she lied to Dr. Femi that I refused to come" Jewel responded.
"okay I am apologizing on her behalf. I will talk to her, but that's after I have told her about my feelings for her." Henry said.
"she should just stay away from me please" Jewel said.
"she will." Henry responded.
Jewel walked to his bed and sat down.
"Jewel, please do you know how to solve questions on sample theory?" Henry asked.
"yes I do. what about it?" Jewel asked.
"but you were not in class when the topic was treated" Henry said.
"I have already practiced it earlier before now" Jewel responded.
Henry rushed to Jewel's bed with his book and pen.
"please explain it to me. I really need to know it" Henry said.
Jewel collected Henry's pen and explained the topic to the best of his knowledge. Henry rushed out of the room immediately Jewel was done. he was late already. Jessica would have been waiting for him at the garden.
Jessica sat quietly at the faculty garden waiting for Henry. she had been sitting there for close to an hour. She was already contemplating on leaving.
Henry suddenly rushed into the garden, sweating profusely. he walked to me Jessica at the far-right in the garden.
"I'm sorry for keeping you waiting" Henry apologized.
"I just got here myself" she lied.
"okay, can we begin?" Henry asked.
"sure" Jessica responded.
Henry sat down beside her and started explaining the topic to her. he followed the same method he learned from Jewel. When he was done, he stood up to leave.
"have you had dinner?" Jessica asked.
Henry paused. he wasn't sure if Jessica was referring to him. he turned back to face him.
"you mean me?" he asked.
"yes" Jessica responded.
"no, I haven't, but I will go to a restuarant on my way to my hostel." Henry responded.
"why not follow me to my hostel. I prepared rice" Jessica suggested.
Henry never expected her to invite him to her hostel.
"you mean I should follow you to your hostel?" he asked.
"yes" she responded.
"what about your roommate?" Henry asked.
Henry knew very well that Angel is Jessica's roommate, but he just wanted to confirm it.
"Angel is my roommate. so there is nothing to worry about" Jessica responded.
"oh really! your roommate is Angel" Henry said, surprised.
"yes" Jessica responded.
"okay then. I can follow you to your hostel" Henry said.
"let's start leaving then." Jessica said.
They stood up and left the garden.
Lucy sat on her bed, staring at her phone screen. she had been staring at the screen for close to 30 minutes. she wanted to put a call through to Jewel but couldn't summon the courage to do so. Her main reason for requesting for Jewel's number from Francis was not because she wanted to plead on Angel's behalf, but because she just wanted to hear Jewel's voice. she has been crushing on Jewel ever since she set her eyes on him. she just have to hear his voice, or she won't be able to fall asleep.
she took a deep breathe, trying to summon all the courage she could. she waited for the next 2 minutes and dailed Jewel's number. she placed the phone on her ear and waited for him to pick up. her heart was beating in rhyme with the beep of the call.
"Hello" a deep masculine voice answered at the other end.
Lucy froze immediately she heard the voice. that was certainly Jewel's voice.
"Jewel" she called.
"yes. who am I speaking to?" Jewel asked.
"this is Lucy, your coursemate" she answered sharply.
The atmosphere was too tense for her already.
"oh Lucy, how are you?" Jewel asked, surprised.
"I'm fine, and you? Jessica asked.
she seemed relaxed already.
"I'm fine too" Jewel responded.
"I didn't see you in statistics class today" Lucy said.
"wow! you actually called because you are concerned about me. that's so nice of you. it makes me feel special" Jewel responded.
Lucy couldn't hide the smile on her face. she never expected such a nice response from Jewel. she was expecting him to start asking questions of how she got his number, but he never did.
"you know you are my friend. I just wanted to know why you were not in class" she said.
"that's very nice of you. I really appreciate it. I was with Dr. Femi all through that period. that was why I didn't attend the class." Jewel responded.
"okay, if you need the statistics note to copy, I can always give you mine, and if you need someone to explain it to you, you can always come to me" Lucy said.
"that's very kind of you. thanks" Jewel said.
"you are welcome" Lucy responded.
"see you in school tomorrow" jewel said.
"see you too" she responded and ended the call.
she stared at her phone screen with smiles on her face. she didn't believe they could have such a smooth conversation. she dropped her phone and rolled from one side on her bed to the other.
Angel sat on her bed, staring at the door. she was waiting for Jessica to return. Jessica left the hostel without telling her where she was going to, and it was already 8:pm, and she has still not returned.
The door suddenly opened and Jessica entered.
"why did you leave........." Angel wanted to ask but stopped immediately she saw Henry walking behind Jessica.
"Henry what are you doing here?" Angel asked, surprised.
"I invited him to have dinner with us" Jessica responded.
"oh really! welcome to our room Henry" Angel said.
"thanks" Henry responded.
"please have a sit" Angel said, pointing to a plastic chair in the room.
"thanks" Henry responded and sat down.
"Henry actually helped me out with that statistics topic" Jessica told Angel.
"wow! that's very nice of you" Angel said to Henry.
"if you also need my help, you should not hesitate to ask. I will be glad to help." Henry said.
"okay, I will do. thanks very much" Angel said.
Jessica brought a plate of rice and served Henry.
"thank you" Henry responded and collected the food.
As he ate silently, he kept thinking of how he would tell Angel that he like her. he doesn't want to waste any more time. He would ask her out when next they met. he wouldn't want to do it now in Jessica's presence.
When he was done eating, he thank them and stood up to leave.
"let me see you off" Jessica said and stood up also.
Henry waved at Angel and left the room with Jessica. they walked side by side each other, until they got to the hostel gate.
"okay, thanks once more for the food." Henry said.
"thanks also for finding time to explain sample theory to me. I really appreciate it." Jessica said.
"it's nothing. whenever you need my assistance, don't hesitate to ask" Henry responded.
"you are a very nice guy" Jessica said, staring deeply into Henry's eyes
"you are a very nice lady also. and you are very pretty" Henry responded.
Jessica stared at Henry with her face curved in a smile, and Henry stared back. After a while of staring silently at each other, Henry spoke.
"okay then, see you in school tomorrow" Henry said.
"okay, see you too" Jessica responded.
Henry turned and left for his hostel. Jessica didn't leave. she stood at the same spot staring at the retreating figure of Henry with smiles on her face. when Henry was out of sight, she turned and walked back to her room.
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