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Friday, 20 April 2018

I walked back to my bed
and sat down
immediately Sharon and
Sylvia left my room. I
took the book Sylvia gave me
and opened to the page that
highlighted step by step
guideline on how to speak
confidently in a large crowd.
After reading for a while, I
took a pen and write down
some tips. I used the next 4
hours to prepare the speech I
would deliver in the event my
department is organising. I
finally slept off by 1:15am.
I woke up exactly 5:30am. I
quickly prepared for lecture.
my first lecture for the day
was by 8:am. so I have to leave
home early in order to get to
school on time. I had
breakfast and left home exactly
I got to the class our first
lecture was holding and settle
down. the class was almost
filled up when I get there. the
lecturer walked into the class
few minutes later and went
straight to the business of the

immediately after lecture,
Sylvia walked to me and sat
beside me
“hi Christian” she said
“hi Sylvia. how are you?” I
“I’m fine and you?” she asked
“I’m fine too” I responded
“I hope you had a great night”
she said
“yes” I responded
“and I hope you had enough
time to prepare your speech”
she said.
I didn’t respond this time. I
only stared at her. I still don’t
know why I always get scared
at the mention of that word
“are you not prepared for it
yet?” she asked
“I don’t just know if I’m
prepared or not. I’m still very
scared” I responded.
“don’t worry, you will
overcome your fear. just keep
working on it” she said
“thank you very much Sylvia.”
I said
“do you have any other thing
to do now?” she asked.
“no, why do you ask?” I asked
“I want us to have our
discussion now” she said.
“okay, I’m ready” I responded.
“not here. let’s look for an
empty class where we can be
alone.” she said
“okay” I responded.
we stood up and left the class.
we located an empty class and
sat on the seat at the back. we
sat quietly for a while. I
decided to speak when she
wouldn’t speak.
“Sylvia, we are here now. let’s
start the discussion” I said
she turned to face me and
stared into my eyes. I stared
back at her.
“Christian” she called softly.
“yes Sylvia” I responded
“have you ever fallen in love?”
she asked
I froze immediately. I never
expected such question from
“I…….. I……… I…… ” I couldn’t
say anything. I didn’t even
know what to reply her.
“Christian you know we don’t
hide things from each other.
so you can talk to me” she
I took a deep breath.
“the truth is, I have come in
contact with a lot of nice ladies
that I love and would love to
spend the rest of my life with,
but due to my shy nature, I
couldn’t approach them and I
lost them all” I responded.
“aside from the tutorial, do
you and Sharon have any
other thing together. are you
dating her, or intend to date
her?” she asked and stared
curiously at me, waiting for an
I couldn’t respond. I seemed
not to understand why she was
asking all these questions.
Sharon too, asked me same
question some days back.
“Christian please answer the
question” she said when I
didn’t respond.
“I’m not dating her” I finally

“that means your relationship
with her is strictly based on
student and tutor relationship”
she said
“yes” I responded
she heaved a sigh of relief.
“if you find out that someone
love you dearly and is ready to
do anything for you, what will
you do?” she asked.
I really didn’t know why she
was asking all these questions ,
but I just have to answer her
question from my heart.
“if I realized someone love me
for real, I will make sure I
never let her go” I responded.
Her face curved in a smile
immediately I said that.
“okay Christian, there’s
something I want to tell you”
she said and stared at me with
“what’s it?” I asked
“Christian I really don’t know
if I should say this. it’s not
proper for a lady to say this to
a guy in this part of the world.
I just have to say it in order
not to regret later.” she paused
and stared deeply into my
“Christian I……….” she paused
immediately she heard the
vibration of my phone.
“you have a call” she said.
I brought out my phone and
stared at the screen. I picked
the call when I realized it was
from Sharon.
“hello Sharon.” I said
“Christian where are you? can
you please come to the faculty
garden. I have something
important to tell you” she said

“what is it?” I asked
“just come to the faculty
garden and please be fast” she
“okay, I’m coming” I
responded and ended the call.
I turned to face Sylvia and saw
her already staring curiously
at me.
“what happened?” she asked
“Sharon said I should meet her
at the faculty garden right
now” I responded
“I hope there’s no problem?”
she asked.
“I don’t think there is a
problem. maybe she has a
message for me from a
lecturer. and I think it very
urgent.” I responded.
“okay you can go and meet
her” she said.
“okay thanks” I responded.
I stood up immediately and
rushed to the faculty garden.
I saw Sharon standing beside a
tree when I got to the garden.
Sharon seemed to be the only
one in the garden. I didn’t see
any other person when I got
there. she smiled when she
saw me and beckoned me to
come. I walked to her and
stood beside her.
“Sharon I hope there’s no
problem” I said immediately.
“not at all dear” she
“you said you have something
important to tell me. what is
it?” I asked
“yes I have something to tell
you.” she said and stared into
my eyes.
“do you have a girlfriend?” she
not this question again. I
“no” I answered immediately
“I actually want to……….” she
paused immediately.
something seemed to have
distracted her from speaking
further. she fixed her gaze at a
particular direction. I was sure
she was looking at what
distracted her from speaking
further. I tried to look at what
distracted her but she
immediately wrapped her
hands around my neck and
planted a kiss on my lip. I
froze immediately. I never
expected such from her. saying
I was shocked, was an
understatement. she freed me
and smile. I slowly turned to
the direction she was staring at
to see Sylvia staring at us in
shock. then it occurred to me
that she actually did that
because she saw Sylvia
I stared at Sylvia and she
stared back at me with teary
eyes. she turned immediately
and ran out of the garden.
I knew at that moment that I
have lot of explanation to do.
that’s if she even listen

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