On our way home, Mustack insisted on
knowing my place since we were heading the same way. I took him to my place. I stay in a room self contain very close to the school.
I could see Mustack admiring the interior design of my room when we entered the room.
“nice place you have here” he said.
He fixed his gaze on the two plastic chair
beside the bed.
“wetin chair dey do for your room?” he asked
His question got me confused. I wanted to ask him if he didn’t know what they are made for. Like seriously, he should know that it’s there for my visitors to sit on.
“it’s there for my visitors convenience” I
he shook his head like I just said something
“so if a lady visit you, you will ask her to sit
on that chair” he said
“yes of course” I answered
“now I know you are still a novice in this
game. don’t you know that it would be
difficult for things to happen when she’s
sitting on a chair.
But when she is sitting just beside you on your bed, you won’t even have to stress yourself. the closeness between you
both would stir up things.”
All what Mustack said didn’t make any
meaning to me. All I knew was that those
chairs were supposed to be for my visitors
“so are you saying that you don’t have any
chair in your room” I said
“what do I need a chair for when there’s a
bed to sit on” he answered I still didn’t understand what he was saying, because I believed those chairs were for my
“okay, since I have known where you stay
now, let me start leaving before it get dark. I
still have something to do at home” he said
“okay bro, no problem” I responded.
I shook hand with him and he left. I lay on
my bed trying to see if I could give any
meaning to what Mustack said.
The vibration of my phone distracted me. I
took the phone and stared into the screen. my heart missed a beat when I saw an unknown number. I still couldn’t explain why I always have this fear when I see an incoming call from an unknown caller. I could only think of one person as the caller, and that’s Kate.
Why would she be calling me now. it’s hasn’t
been up to an hour we left the bar and she
was already calling. she should have allowed me to rest first.
I quickly rehearsed a few words I would say
“hello Kate” I said immediately I picked the
“hi Christian, this is not Kate, this is Sharon”
My heart missed a beat at the mention of
“Sharon” I mumbled
How did she get my number. I didn’t remember giving her my number. This was
the part I hated the most. I hated being caught unaware. When I had already rehearsed what to say to Kate, thinking she was the caller, it now happened to be Sharon. What would I say to her.
“how are you?” she asked
you clearly. the line is breaking” I said,
making it look like I couldn’t hear what she
“hello Christian, can you hear me now?” she
can’t hear you” I said and ended the call
before she could speak further.
Before I pick a lady’s call, I always made sure that I already have prepared speech in order to reduce my nervousness. I didn’t rehearse any word to say to Sharon because I wasn’t expecting her to be the caller.
I quickly rehearsed what I would say when she calls back. my phone started ringing almostVimmediately. I took a deep breath and pick the call.
“hello” I said calmly
“hello Christian, can you hear me now? this is Sharon”
“Sharon, how are you?” I asked
“I’m fine. you just left the class like that. you
didn’t even allow us to conclude our
discussion before leaving” she said
“I’m sorry Sharon. I received an important
call while in class. I just had to leave before
class ended” I said
“okay, I just what to remind you of our
tutorial on Monday” she said
“I’m aware” I said
“okay, I will talk to you later” she said
“how did you get my number?” I asked
I needed to know how she got my number,
because I didn’t remember giving her my
“I got it from joy” she responded
“okay, I see” I said
“talk to you later then”
“okay” she responded
I ended the call and heaved a sigh of relief.