I then hid behind the canteen and after about 15
minutes she left the place . Tope then came to meet
me and said .
“Sorry about it. ”
I then said . “Its ’ s okay , no sweat . Your mom is
strict right ?” She said . “No she ’ s not . I am
preparing for JAMB exams and seeing me with a
guy would upset her ”.
I then said to her . “Then why are you here working
in the canteen ? You should be attending lessons
now ”. She said .
“My elder sister is not feeling too fine and she ’ s the
one in charge of the canteen. Yesterday was my first
day here” I asked her . “What course do you intend
to study ?” She said .
I said to her . “I finished with a first class in
Chemical Engineering . if you need any assistance I
will be glad to help you. ”
She said . “Wow, that will be nice . I have a problem
with chemistry and physics. You must be a genius !
” I laughed and said . “No I am not , I just love to
read my books a lot . It
takes hard work and persistence to be successful .
My dad is a Professor and my mom is a Judge, they
really encouraged me ”.
We finished cleaning up and I decided to walk her
home which she agreed . As we walked, we talked
about our families and she opened up about the
challenges she faced
gaining admission, being the only child amongst her
siblings privileged to attend higher institution . I was
so bent in making her pass her JAMB and I
promised her I would teach
her through .
I convinced her to tell her mom she needed to
prepare for her exams and that she won ’ t be able
to continue with the running of the canteen .
The mom eventually succumbed and she got a
I made an arrangement with Tope , for her to be
coming to my place 4: 00pm Mondays to Fridays
and 1: 00 pm on
Saturdays , which she agreed.
My intentions were sincere , but with a little
thoughts of side attractions . In spite of being
attracted to her , I wanted her more than anything to
pass her JAMB exams this time
Her first day at my place was an amazing one. She
brought me rice, dodo and 3 pieces of meat . I was
really touched and I felt she truly cared for me. The
most enthralling thing
she did again was, she washed all my dirty clothes,
including my boxers and she swept my room and
arranged my stuffs .
No lady had done such to me except my mom . I
was moved by that and felt more obliged to her .
We couldn’ t do any reading that day. So I walked
her home around 6: 30 pm. I got to my room and it
looked quite different . Neat and very organized . I
laid on my neatly made
bed and I thought to myself . “Is it possible
something real can happen between Tope and I??”
But I considered the years she would spend in the
University and all .
She came the following day. This time she wore a
fitted gown. I Knew I was going to be in trouble if I
don’ t seldom caution myself . I then told her to list
out the most difficult
topics she was facing. I put her through and she
was quite intelligent in grasping , I was really
impressed by her keen interest in understanding .
After studying she then looked at me and said .
“How is your girlfriend?” I laughed and said . “Tope I
don’ t have a girlfriend .” She said . “I don’t believe
you.” I then said to her .
“Tope, I am not lying to you. Girls don’ t find me
attractive , it ’ s not that I am good looking. Even
while in school , I never had the chance to date any
girl I admired.”
She said . “adeoluwa , I know you are special I saw
it in your eyes the first time we met at my mom ’ s
canteen. You are a special man .”
To Be Continued