Waiting for her episode 2
That was how it got started, about eight days after seeing my admission later, I made to start my journey of life, I made to go to school. I sat on my bed the night before I was to go to school thinking about how simple I was going to live when I get to school, ” I swear, I won’t follow any girl again in my life” I said to myself, not after what the first one did to me. I looked at my phone which was as usual lying beside me, It was about go to off as the battery percent was just 5. ” Let me call her and tell her I will be going away” I thought to myself as I picked up my phone and dialed the number of my ex girlfriend, she picked on the second trial. ” Hello who is this?” She asked, so she has even deleted my number from her phone? ” It’s me, Gabriel ” I said swallowing my spit, ” Ah, ah, Gabi, hope no problem, this one you are calling me this night?” She asked, ” No, there is no problem, I just want to tell you that I have gotten admission ” I told her trying hard not to stammer, ” okay o, at last, you won’t finally grow old at home” She laughed, I took it as an insult but also laughed with her. ” Anyways, good luck o and please try to be mature when you get to school” Came another insult, I was speechless on what to say and then my phone helped me put an end to the call by switching off by itself, the battery has gone flat. ” It’s not your fault now, I was the one that called you” I thought as I went towards our backyard to put on the generator.
” Gabriel, take my words seriously, I have passed through this phase of life so you should know that anything I tell you now is from experience” My dad started, of was around 11:00pm and we were the only one awake, ” Okay dad” I answered him, ” All things associated with being bad happens at night, Gabriel , try to avoid walking out at night, don’t night walk” He said cleaning his face with his Handkerchief, ” It’s by walking at night that they initiate people into cult, it’s as easy as that” He said, I nodded. ” Don’t follow any friend to anywhere you don’t know, any friend that tells you come make I go show you something for somewhere, Gabriel don’t follow” He continued, ” Okay” I answered, he talked more for about thirty minutes, giving me advises he had given me before. ” Gabriel, forget the pride, live for what you have come for, live like you came for your degree. Gabriel, from all I have said to you this night, I haven’t mentioned anything about girls, I won’t ask you not to have a girlfriend, as a matter of fact, I am not there to watch you, you are a teenager , you are free to even keep girlfriends, but from all you do, get wisdom” that was the only important thing I got that night ” In all your doings, get wisdom” .
That was about some months ago, am now a student of the school, University Of Benin, living life gently and Simple, I have tried to keep on with my father’s words. I live outside campus with two of my friends, Matt and Victedo. I knew Matt during my junior secondary school while Victedo, we met during the days of my pre degree. I also got a lot of good and smart friends at school, I got Roman, Praise, the most troublesome but best girl I have ever met , Preshy, there are actually two preshies ( permit the word). I also got mercy and lastly, I got Veronica, the one who changed my life. I first met Veronica one morning, I had come to school early that day to submit a particular physics assignment, the lecturer had threatened to use it as our test, though I knew he will not but according to one of the advises my dad gave me ” Summit any thing the lecturer wants”. I sat on the pavement in front of the physics lab, Roman was with me and we were busy comparing our assignments. ” Gabriel, seriously, I never thought of this your idea ” he said staring at my own, ” Na me be the man now” I laughed, ” You dey solve o” he praised, ” I tell you say I go do am” I laughed again. ” Please, let me have a look , I couldn’t solve it” A light feminine voice said beside us, she had been sitting beside us but none of us paid attention to her initially. I turned to face her so also did Roman, ” Give her the paper now” I told Roman, ” Because na woman now, you wan collect your paper from me bah?” Roman asked and the lady smiled revealing her well spaced teeth, I smiled back. ” Please, I will like to copy from it, I won’t lie to you, am not good at physics” She begged, ” Okay now, copy, you are free” I said to her smiling sheepishly. ” Thank you” She said as she brought her Biro and started to copy, ” What is your name?” I summoned up courage , ” Veronica” She said looking up at me, ” Hope you don’t want to toast me because am copying your assignment?” She asked, ” No, no, no, I just feel like asking?” I lied, the truth of the matter was that I had fallen, it was what they term love at first sight, she wasn’t too beautiful, she just happen to be an average girl but whatsoever it was that pushed me to her or attracted me to her, I don’t know. The feelings grew immediately, I didn’t know how it happened I don’t know. That was how I met her veronica, I started to love her from that day, but that’s isn’t who I am waiting for, it was through her that I met who I am waiting for till date.