CAMPUS DILEMMA SEASON 1 EPISODE 3
The banging at my door woke me from my sleep. I
realized the mess I have made on my bed. Jeez!!, so it
was all a dream with Cindy tormenting me this bad. I
rolled of the bed spread, got into my boxer and went to
answer the door.
7.00am, summary, I slept after talking with Precious
and had a dream with Cindy. No wonder they said most
of our dreams are made up by our day actions and
thoughts. That Sunday just like other Sundays, I didn’t
feel like going to church. I can’t remember the last time
I went to church but I think the last time was in the first
semester of my first year. Truth is that I am a staunch
catholic. In fact, it flows in my blood. My parents are
knights in the Catholic Church. I started serving at the
alter when I was 10years old. I lost the appetite for
church activities after my first year and since then I
have been worshipping God in my own way.
I did my morning drills of 150 pushups (30×5) and 150
sit ups (50×3), had my bath and breakfast of noodles.
After I devoured the noodles, I switched on my
television and sound system. Thank God for PHCN,
movie watching mode was highly activated. I resumed
with the 24hours season seven that I was seeing
Half way into the movie, I remembered the note
containing the number. I picked it from my reading
table and dialled the number. After two consecutive
rings without being answered, I dropped the phone and
resumed with the movie.
About 20minutes into the movie again, the number
started calling back. I ignored it twice before picking
on the third ring.
“Hello?” came a sweet calm feminine voice.
Immediately I heard the voice, my head ran a voice
recognition search. Match was not found.
“Hello, good morning” I greeted.
“Good morning, sorry I missed your call” she
“No problem, so who am I on with?” I asked.
“Sorry, but don’t you think I should be asking you
that” she said sounding calm and respectful.
“Nah, I don’t think so. Someone gave me a piece of
paper containing this number yesterday” I said with a matter of fact.
“Oh! My bad. Thought you would never call” she said.
“Yea I didn’t want to, but I guess my curiosity got the
best of me”
“Well, thank God you called”
“So who am I speaking with?” I asked again.
“I’m Shania” she answered and was about to say
something before I cut her off with another question.
“So Shania have we met or is something wrong?”
“About meeting, directly no, indirectly yes. But nothing
is wrong” she answered.
“I don’t understand”
“Indirectly we met at Chitis on Saturday. Maybe you
didn’t see me, but I saw you and you left an impression with me” she explained.
“Ok Shania, don’t know what to say, but I believe you
saw me with someone yesterday and that someone is
my girlfriend” I said.
I said that not because I wouldn’t want to meet with
someone with such a beautiful voice. Who wouldn’t
want to meet a girl that dropped her contact with you?
In this part of the world such acts are rare. But in as
much as I would want to meet her, a part of my mind
was telling me that it might be a set up by Cindy.
“Hmmmm!” She heaved a sigh before she continued. “I
will pretend I didn’t hear the girlfriend part. So if you
don’t mind can we meet? She asked.
“When?” I asked back.
“Today or maybe anytime of your choosing” she
“Ok let’s make it today but the venue will be my
choice” I said.
“Ok, your way then. Let me know whatever you decide” she
“Sure” I replied before the call ended.
I was not into any sort of frat or organization in school.
Even my town people meeting I no dey go. I hardly stay
for any class gathering. But despite that, am always
‘Let’s meet at 11:45 by 4pm’, I typed and sent to her.
11:45 is a popular café in school
After that, I called Cindy but got no response after two
rings. She must be in church. I sent her a Sunday
message and resumed with my movie.
I got so engrossed in the movie because the next time I
checked, it was 2pm already. Whoever directed that 24
should be given an award together with Jack. I
prepared to meet Shania. If voices determines beauty,
then I think am going to meet an Angel.
I checked myself out on my mirror and nodded in
satisfaction. I don’t dress heavily but looking simple
and classic is one of my principles. I sprayed my
‘Royal Blue’ cologne and left.
Time check 3:40, I was already on a suya joint opposite
11:45 chatting with the mallam that owns the joint who
is my friend. I switched my phone to silent mode and
Some 20minutes later, a girl alighted from a cab in front
of 11:45. “Wooow!” I exclaimed. This girl is an over
definition of beauty. Even the mallam stopped talking
for a while and stared at the girl. Cindy is very beautiful
and endowed but this girl is more beautiful and more
She pulled out her phone and dialled a number.
Immediately my phone started vibrating. I ignored the
phone for the first ring. She dialled back again and I
busied the call. She turned around and started looking
at different directions. Just as I was about to go and
meet her, one tall, huge dude alighted from his parked
Toyota Avensus and approached the girl. My heart
skipped that minute. Some guys no dey carry eyes see
fine girls whether na person wife or not. I relaxed back
to watch what was going to happen.
For like three minutes, the guy was talking but the girl
just behaved like he wasn’t even there, like he doesn’t
exist. “This babe wicked gan” I said to myself and
decided to throw the girl a life line and walked up to
Campus dilemma 2
To Be Continued…
Originally written by Sally Kenneth dadzie