My nightmarish Monday came but thank God it was a
mess, though not totally. Halfway into the first lecture,
the cloud turned dark. The storm started gathering and
before one could say, Jack, the rain started pouring
down in its heaviness. It rained so hard that we could
barely hear the lecturer. He gave up after trying to raise
his voice above the sound of the rain on the roof but
still couldn’t.

At the back of the class, I have already
dismissed myself from the lecture as I was enjoying the
rain from my sleep mode at the back.

Time check 3:30 pm and it was still raining though not
heavy anymore. I needed to leave school ‘asap’ to fully
enjoy the cold weather in the comfort of my room. But
to go home, I need an umbrella if not I will be messed
up before I get home. My department is not far from the
female hostel, just a stone throw. I dialed Cindy to
know if she could help me with an umbrella but got the same old response. I dialed Oge, but she was in her
department and without an umbrella too.

I was totally
out of option, so I had to wait for the rain to stop.

Some 30 minutes later, the rain subsided and I was like
‘Thank God’. Outside, it was still drizzling a little but I
was done staying in that classroom, it’s home straight
for me. Few minutes outside my department, I was
getting wet already and the drizzling has graduated to a light shower. I increased my pace and at that moment, I
started blaming myself for leaving my class.

As I walked on like a soldier, half walking and half
running, a Toyota matrix passed and stopped ahead of
me. The car turned to reverse coming towards me. I
wasn’t in the mood for anybody to ask me any silly
question or direction so I just walked past the vehicle
as I got to it. I did not even try to look at who was
behind the staring. The driver honked at me as the car
slowed down once again beside me. I wiped my wet
face with my already wet handkerchief and turned
towards the car. Lo and behold, behind the staring was
Shania. Huh! I was stunned and relieved at the same

The glass went down and she asked
“You need a ride or are you enjoying the rain?”

“Yea I needed a ride like 5minutes ago but now am
messed up already so you can go on ahead let me not
wet your seat” I replied her.

“Your pride stinks and it is suffocating me already.

Just get in here let me drop you, Mr man” she said.

I opened the door and entered and as she eased the car
into motion, the downpour started all over again.

“I guess you would have enjoyed this one,” she said

“Well thanks for saving my Buttocks,” I said looking

The downpour was heavy again as before so there was
no chance for any chitty chat as she concentrated on
her driving. She stopped at the junction from where I
will trek to my house because the road from that
junction to my lodge was being worked on, so it wasn’t
motorable. I was feeling cold but since the rain didn’t
want to subside, we chilled inside the car waiting unto
the rain to stop.

“Is your house far from here?” she asked.
“Nah, just a little walk from here.”

“Well you owe me one for saving your prideful Buttocks
from this rain” she said smiling.

Laughs “Yea definitely, I owe you not just one but a lot”

I said before asking, “You own the car?”

“Yea” she replied absentmindedly.

“You always come to school with it”

“Nah hardly. Just that I was caught up in the rain. I had
12 o, clock and I couldn’t use the umbrella from my
lodge to my department so I decided to use it” she

A peep at my time showed it 6:30 pm already.
“I think I have to start going. Thanks for the ride” I
“Ha!! But it is still raining, why not wait for a little” she

“It’s ok, am wet already so I will just have to jug from

“If you insist, but instead of jogging, you can use that”
she said pointing to the umbrella at the back seat.
“Since there is an umbrella, why not come with me let
I offer you something.”

“No don’t worry, maybe next time. Let me not stress
you upon this” she said gesturing at my wet self.

“Well, in that case, I don’t think I will be using them

“Why? So because I don’t want to go with you to your
house, you won’t use the umbrella? She asked looking

“Yes, if I take the umbrella it will be 2 to nil. So since I
owe you a lot already, I think I should start paying back
instead of incurring more debt” I answered her.

“Hmmm!! Ok, you win, let’s go” she said smiling.
“Now you are a good girl,” I said as we both laughed.

We both alighted from the car. The umbrella wasn’t
that wide, but I made sure to cover her well while I was
left half exposed to the rain. Believe me, beautiful girls
can give guys rep. We walked to my lodge amidst
admiration from shop owners and people taking shade in their shop.

Inside my room, I offered her a seat and rushed into the
bathroom to change. Five minutes later, I came out and
asked her what I would offer her.

“What do you have?” she asked.

“I have yogurt, Mc Dowels, water, and Lipton, so which
do you want” I asked?

“Abeg give me yogurt.”

“Why not Mc Dowels, it’s cold you know,” I said smiling.

“Yea I know, but since I will be driving, I don’t think I
need that now.”

“For real, do you drink,” I asked surprised.

She gave me the ‘do I look like a kid to you’ look before
she answered. “Yea I do, but it’s when am in the mood.
So don’t act like you can drink more than I do.”

“Kids don’t talk about drinks, so just chill and drink
your yogurt. I offered her a pack of yogurt with a cup
and settled for the Mc Dowels.

“You have challenged me twice over two days now, but
don’t worry, on a very good day we shall see”. She said
sipping her drink.

“I can’t wait” I replied laughing.

We kept talking about stuff until some minutes to eight
o’clock when she left. I walked her down and waited until
her tail light disappeared before going back to my apartment.

Campus Dilemma (Episode 5)

To Be Continued…


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