STORY: SO IN LOVE Chapter 31
SO IN LOVE♥️♥️
Rejoice Igbinovia Aluyi
Are you in or off campus, Nathan asked me politely,
off campus I replied…
Since I am yet to get an apartment, would you mind me being your roommate he asked…
I looked at him, is this one high on something, roommate,and of all persons him,,,I thought within…
I don’t need a roommate Nathan, I’d be fine by myself I said….
Come on Ese,it wouldn’t be bad having a roommmmmmmmm,,, Nathan please drop the subject,I said changing my tone,he kept quiet and was watching me….
The next day I was ready to go to school,mom wouldn’t stop advising me,she had done that all through the night….
My daughter,you have to be careful, you see,like I told you last nigh,you have to be careful,in school you get to meet the good the bad,the terrible and ugly,choose your friends wisely, know why you are there and study hard,mom said….
Mom,I promise to make you proud,I promise,i said and she hugged me, I’d miss you dear,she said, I’d miss you too mom,I replied….
But mom you are making it seems like am traveling abroad,I mean am in Benin here with you, I said laughing …
I know you are in Benin,but I won’t be seeing you every evening like I use to,she said…
come on mom, I’d be coming home for weekends,I said….
She smiled,my darling am sorry I can’t go with you to school,I have to attend Mimi’s PTA meeting, hope you’d be fine,she asked…..
Come on mom,I am not a baby,more over ,the driver is going with me,not really like I am going all by myself,I said smiling….
I love you,she said,I love you too mom,I replied and got in the car …..
I got home to my place off campus,and I couldn’t believe i Esohe,was in school,I mean the great university of Benin,how has God showed Mercy on a poor helpless orphan like me….
I had already done my clearance and everything,I arranged my things in my room and I couldn’t resume classes that very day,I had to wait the next day…..
School wasn’t as easy as I imagined, getting to know my lecture halls and understanding my lecturers weren’t as easy as I had thought, but in all,it was worth the experience…..
I soon fit in,and everything was going smoothly,I didn’t even bother to know whether Nathan had resumed or not, weather he was off or in campus…..
I made a friend,my course mate,by name Oghogho, though I call her OG
One evening after the day’s lecture I was home making dinner,,OG was at my place,we had an assignment to work on,when someone knocked on my door,i opened up and it was Nathan,I gave the facial expression which asked what are you doing here….
Supriseeeeee,since you didn’t want me to know your place,I took the pleasure of knowing myself,,,have you forgotten I was a student for almost a year,so I know my way around,,,he Said…
Nathan what are you doing here,I asked him….
Come on Ese let me in,he said,he soon politely took my hands off the door and went Inside…
Good evening gorgeous, Nathan greeted OG,who was already smiling at him,she was falling for his charms …
Good evening,I am Oghogho,but please call me OG,she said….
What a beautiful name for an angel,I am Nathaniel,but Nathan would do,he replied her,,,I was just looking at both of them wallowing in admiration for each other…..
Ese, is he your brother,OG asked,
I am herrrrrrrrrr
He’s a relative,I cut in,I didn’t want Nathan telling her my history, although we were friends,I hadn’t known her too well….a distant relative I said….
Oh, okay, OG said, smiling in a funny way
I smell something nice here,please may I have a plate of this wonderful meal,he asked…..
I looked at him angrily,but went inside the kitchen and served him a plate of the jollof rice I made…
He requested OG joined him,and she obliged smilling…..they ate together while I took my book and went through….
Nathan was chatting with OG,like they had known since forever, somehow I felt annoyed over the whole thing…..
OG soon received a call from her roommate who had forgotten to go with her key,OG had to go home to help her out…..
Nathan,what in the name of God are you doing in my apartment without informing me,I asked him Angrily…..
Come on Ese,is there anything wrong in checking up on the mother of my child,in extension my wife,he asked smiling…..
You must be very fóolish if you think we have anything together,the fact that we are both co parents to Mimi doesn’t make us man and wife,let this be the last time you’d call me your wife,and also I wouldn’t want you coming to my house, nor acting like my guardian angel in school,I am an adult and I can take very good care of myself…I said….
Ese,come on,you can’t be saying this,we are going to make a perfect couple,he said….
Nathan, it’s high time you left,I stood and opened the , please leave,I said,he got up and reluctantly walked out….
From that moment, OG wouldn’t stop talking about Nathan,oh your brother is such a nice guy,so cute,fun to be with and caring,oh my friend,I think I have falling head over heels in love with your brother, OG said some days later….well done miss lover girl,so you just see a guy for the first time and fall in love, Weldon oh,I said..
Come on Ese,it doesn’t take a decade to fall in love,did you see how he asked me to join him in the diner you served him,how nice he was and even spoke to me,OG wouldn’t just stop talking about Nathan….
I was focused on my studies,Nathan and OG were the least of my worries…
I went out one evening to get something in a shop, unfortunately the prize of the item had changed,and the money I had was that of the previous price,I was so disappointed, because coming out again that evening wouldn’t be funny at all,as the shop was quite far from my hostel….
Give her the item, I’d pay,a young handsome guy said…
Oh please nevermind, I wouldn’t want to be a bother I said..
Come on,you are not bothering me,I just want to help,I mean it’s no fault of yours that prices of things changes every minute in this beloved country of ours,he said….
Okay here is what we’d do,let me pay the money I came with, you’d add the extra,please,I said…
Hmmmm,you are really a boss lady aren’t you,he asked smiling….
Not really I don’t like stressing people unnecessarily,I said….
Okay if you insist,he said….
I paid and he completed the money,I thanked him and went home…..
Finally we were done with 100l, Nathan wanted us to go home together,buy I declined,he said he’d be waiting for me outside,by the gate….
I came out to the gate, only to hear shouting and chaos outside…
What’s going on there,I asked a guy….
A thief has been caught,and angry students are serving justice.
Oh my God, where’s Nathan, I rushed there and saw the thief…….
To be continued