Jewel froze immediately the lecturer said that. same assignment that he spent 3hours at the cafe typing. He turned and stared at Henry, probably
asking him to explain what the lecturer just said. He turned back to face the lecturer when Henry wouldn't say anything.
"but sir I .............."
"no excuses" the lecturer cut in.
"I didn't get your assignment when I asked for it, so no excuses."
Jewel quietly sat down, feeling sad.
'how can Henry do this to me. Is he this heartless? If he can do this, it means he is capable of doing anything. This also shows that he is the one sending me those messages. Why didn't I see this from start? He wouldn't have been so stupid to have written those messages himself. He must have given it to someone else to write for him, for him not to implicate himself. what will I do now? will I lose 10marks just like that." Jewel thought.
The lecturer continued with the lecture. Jewel didn't concentrate on the lecture. He was lost in thought. He couldn't believe that Henry could do that to him.
When lecture was over. Just immediately the lecturer stepped out of the class, Jewel confronted Henry. He stood at Henry's front and glared at him.
"what's the meaning of that? why didn't you submit my assignment?" he asked.
"I swear, I submitted the assignment to Daniel. I was very surprised when the lecturer said you didn't submit yours." Henry responded.
"if you submitted it, why then is it missing?" Jewel asked.
"I don't know. maybe we can ask Daniel, because i'm very sure that I submitted your assignment to him." Henry responded.
They both approached Daniel who was about leaving the class.
"Daniel what happened? I thought I submitted Jewel's assignment to you. Why did his own got missing?" Henry asked, immediately.
"I don't know. I took every assignment that was submitted to me to the lecturer's office. If Jewel's own was not there, it means you didn't submit it." Daniel responded.
"how can you say that, when I know very well that I submitted it to you" Henry said.
"like I said earlier, every assignment that was submitted to me was taking to the lecturer's office. I have to leave now" Daniel said and left their presence.
Jewel stared in frustration. He spared Henry one last glance and left the class also. He didn't know what to believe anymore.
Jewel sat down alone in an empty class. He just wanted to be alone, so that he could think of what to do next. He was resting his head on the desk. He was so lost in thought that he didn't realized when Angel walked into the class. Angel sat quietly beside him, without distracting him. Few minutes later, Jewel raised his head to see Angel sitting beside him.
"Angel!" he called, surprised.
"how long have you been sitting here?"
"not quite long. Jewel what really happened? why was your assignment not submitted to the lecturer?" Angel asked, feeling concerned.
"I don't know. All I know is that I gave it to Henry to submit for me." Jewel responded.
"Are you saying that Henry didn't submit it" Angel said.
"isn't it obvious. He intentionally didn't submit my assignment." Jewel responded.
"but why would Henry do such a thing?" Angel asked.
"He thinks there's something going on between us. He once told me that he likes you and would like to date you. maybe he thinks that I went behind him to court you" Jewel responded.
"that's absurd" Angel said.
"I have always believed that he was the one sending me those messages, and he just confirmed it with what he just did." Jewel said.
"This is really absurd. I need to put a stop to this. I will confront him" Angel said.
"no, you don't need to talk to him. I can handle this" Jewel objected.
"I have to, if not, this will keep repeating itself" she said and stood up.
"I will talk to you later"
Angel left the class to look for Henry.
Angel stormed into the faculty garden and walked straight to meet Henry, who was sitting at the far left. She stood in his front and stared angrily at him. Henry looked up from the book he was reading to see Angel staring at him.
"hi Angel" he said, smiling.
Angel didn't respond. she just kept staring at him. Henry noticed that she wasn't smiling.
"what's wrong? why the look on your face?" Henry asked.
"I don't want to believe that you intentionally didn't submit Jewel's assignment, because if that's the case, you will completely lose the respect i have for you" Angel said.
She stared at Henry one last time, turned and walked out of the garden.
Henry stared angrily at the retreating figure of Angel. He couldn't believe what just happened.
"so Jewel is trying to make me look like the bad one. He is trying to make Angel see me as a bad person, so that he can have her all to himself. let's see if this will go his way." Henry said, stood up and left the garden.
Just when Jewel was about to leave the class he was sitting in, Daniel walked into the class. Daniel went straight to meet Jewel.
"Jewel I want to tell you that I have nothing to do with your missing assignment, because I took every assignment that was submitted to me to the lecturer's office. If yours wasn't among, it means Henry didn't submit it" Daniel explained.
"You don't have to explain yourself to me. It seems that I now know what happened to my assignment." Jewel responded.
"what happened to it?" Daniel asked.
"you don't have to worry yourself about that. I have to leave now" Jewel said.
"okay" Daniel responded.
Jewel turned and left the class. Daniel stared at the retreating figure of Jewel until he was out of sight, before leaving the class also.
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