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TALE OF A SHY GUY (EPISODE 16)

Thursday, 19 April 2018






When I was done
explaining the
assignment to my
course mates, they all
left, leaving me alone with
Sylvia in the class. we stayed
silently in the class for a while
before she finally spoke.
“are you going home once you
leave this place?” she asked
“No. I’m going to the
restuarant to have breakfast. I
didn’t have breakfast before
leaving home.” I responded
“why did you leave home
without having breakfast?” she
asked
“I was already late when I got
prepared for school” I
responded
“I thought you told me that
you had already taken your
bath when I called this
morning” she said
“I lied. your call was what
woke me up”
she hit me playfully on my
shoulder
“and you made me believed
you were already prepared for
lecture when I called. so, if I
didn’t call, you wouldn’t have
gotten to school on time.” she
said
“I was very tired”
“okay, go and have breakfast
before the worms in your
stomach start protesting.” she
said
“okay” I responded
I stood up and walked to the
door. I stopped halfway and
turned back to face her.

“let’s go together” I said
“I had breakfast before leaving
home” she responded
I turned in disappointment
and left the class. I still can’t
explain why I always want to
have her by my side.
I went to the restuarant to
have breakfast. just when I
was about leaving the
restuarant, my phone rang. I
picked the call when I realized
it was from Sharon. There is
no need to be nervous. I knew
what she wanted to say
already.
“hello Sharon” I greeted
“hello Christian, have you left
the school?” she asked
“yes, I’m on my way home” I
lied
“I wanted to show you
something, but don’t worry, I
will show it to you when I
come to your place this
evening for the tutorial. I hope
you have not forgotten that
our tutorial continue today”
she said
“I haven’t forgotten” I
responded
“okay, see you this evening
then” she said
“okay” I responded and ended
the call.
I left the restuarant and
headed home. I lay on my bed
immediately I got home and
didn’t know when I slept off.
The vibration of my phone
woke me up hours later. I
picked up immediately.
“hello Sharon”
“Christian I’m on my way” she
said
I quickly turned my gaze to
the wall clock and realized it
was 5:40pm already. how could
I have slept this long.
“okay, I’m waiting” I
responded.
I ended the call and sighed. I
wasn’t nervous when speaking
to her, but I can’t be so sure
that I won’t get nervous when
she finally arrives I wouldn’t
want what happened the other
day to repeat itself. it would be
very disappointing if she
comes all the way from her
house and leaves without
achieving her aim of coming.
maybe I should just call Sylvia
and ask her to come to my
place. if she’s here with me,
I’m sure I won’t be nervous. I
thought.
I dialed her number
immediately. she picked after
the second beep.

“hello Christian” she greeted
“Sylvia, can you come over to
my place”
“what happened?” she asked
“I want to show you
something” I said.
“okay, I will be there in 20 to
25 minutes time.” she said
” okay, thank you”
I ended the call and heaved a
sigh of relief. I sat on my bed,
waiting patiently for the two
ladies to arrive. I prayed
silently that Sylvia should get
here before Sharon.
I heard a knock on my door 20
minutes later. I took a deep
breath and prayed it should be
Sylvia. I stood up from my bed
and walked to the door. I
sighed and slowly opened the
door to find Sharon standing
at the door. I masked my
disappointment with a smile.
“you are here already. please
come in” I said
“thank you” she responded
and walked in.
She didn’t sit on my bed this
time. she sat on the plastic
chair.
“I hope you are fine now” she
said
“yes” I responded.
“okay, let’s start then” she said
and brought out her notebook
from her bag.
“okay” I responded I sat on the
other plastic chair.
while I was trying to look for
the best way to start, a knock
sounded on my door. I heaved
a sigh of relief and thanked
God silently. that should be
Sylvia.
“let me see who is at the
door.” I said
I stood up from my chair and
walked to the door. I opened
the door with smiles on my
face. the smile vanished
immediately I saw Joy standing
at my door.

“hi Christian” she greeted.
“hi” I mumbled
“you left school early today. I
was looking for you. I want
you to help me with the
assignment that was given to
us today. I have to come to
your house since I didn’t see
you in school.” she said.
“come in” I said, trying to
keep a smile on my face.
she entered and saw Sharon
already in my room.
“wow Sharon! you are here
too” she said.
“yes. I came here for tutorial.”
Sharon responded
“Christian is tutoring you. I
will like to join you guys.” Joy
said
I didn’t pay attention to their
conversation. my only wish
was for Sylvia to knock on my
door. my eyes were fixed on
the door. just when I turned
my gaze away from the door, a
knock sounded on the door. I
rushed to the door
immediately. I opened it to see
Sylvia standing at the door. I
felt like giving her a hug the
moment I saw her.

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