Jewel was seen alone in his room.
He was lying on his bed. Henry was
not yet back. A knock sounded on
the door. He stood up from his bed
and went to the door. He opened it to
find Francis at the door.
“hey Francis” he said.
“I need your advice Jewel” Francis
“what is it? please come in.” Jewel
said and gave way for him to enter.
Francis entered and sat on Jewel’s
bed. Jewel sat down beside him.
“what is it Francis” Jewel asked.
“is it possible to date someone who
sees you only as a friend. how can
you let her know that you want to be
more than just a friend” Francis said.
“why do you asked?”
“nothing, I just want to know” Francis
“Francis I can’t help you if you don’t
tell me the truth.” Jewel said.
“okay, it’s Lucy. I like her. I like her a
lot, but unfortunately, she only sees
me as a friend.” Francis said.
“it’s very possible for her to see you
differently, but it depends on how
you go about it.” Jewel said.
“what should I do then?” Francis
“okay, listen carefully” Jewel said.
Francis moved closer to Jewel and
listened with keen interest as Jewel
lectured him on what to do for Lucy
to start seeing him differently. Out of
the numerous things that Jewel said,
he took note of one important things.
And that’s, he should not be too
He left Jewel room with the aim of
putting what he learned into practice.
Everyone sat down quietly in class,
waiting for Daniel who said he has
an important information to pass.
Daniel walked into the class few
minutes later. He went straight to the
podium and face the class.
“I received an important information
from 300 level students. There will
be an intra departmental quiz next
week. Two students are to represent
each class. All other classes have
already selected their two
representative except for us. I don’t
know why our course adviser hasn’t
informed us of the quiz yet. There’s
no time anymore. we need to prepare
for it. so I am suggesting we should
vote right now to select the two
students that will represent us.”
Jessica tapped Angel who was
sitting beside her at the far left.
“I thought you said that Dr. Femi has
already chosen you and Jewel.”
“yes, but he told us not to mention it
to anyone.” Angel responded.
“but they are about to select two
students that will represent us.”
“let them vote for who they want. if
the course adviser still want us to
represent the class, he will address
the class” Angel responded.
“okay, if you say so” Jessica said.
They focused their attention back on
Daniel who was still standing in front
of the class.
They all voted, and at the end of the
vote, Daniel and Henry were chosen
to represent the class. They stood in
front of the class and were
applauded. Dr. Femi walked into the
class a minute later. He went straight
to the podium and faced the class.
“there will be an intra level quiz next
week and two students will be
selected to represent your class.” Dr.
“we have already done that sir”
“when?” Dr. Femi asked.
“just now” Daniel responded.
“whoever was chosen don’t need to
bother. I will select who will
represent your class.” Dr. Femi said.
“Jewel and Angel should stand up”
Angel and Jewel stood up
“both of you will represent your
class” Dr. Femi said.
The look on Daniel and Henry’s face
when Dr. Femi said that was not
funny at all.
“so I want everyone to support them
in anyway you can. A win for them,
is a win for everyone.” Dr. Femi
Dr. Femi left the class immediately
he passed the information.
Daniel walked to meet Jewel
immediately Dr. Femi left and shook
hands with him.
“congrats bro, I know you can do it”
Daniel said, smiling.
“thanks” Jewel responded.
They all left the class after the
It’s been 6days since Dr. Femi
informed the class about the quiz.
Angel and Jewel had been studying
very hard for the quiz. They haven’t
received any strange message since
then. Things went back to normal,
and Jewel didn’t feel threatened
anymore. He thought the person
threatening him might have realized
that there was nothing going on
between him and Angel.
The quiz was scheduled to hold the
next day, meaning Jewel and Angel
would be meeting at the garden for
the very last time for their private
Jewel was already at the garden,
waiting for Angel. He got to the
garden exactly 6pm and had already
spent 10minutes there. Few minutes
later, Angel walked into the garden.
She sighted Jewel at the far left and
went to meet him.
“hi” she said and said down beside
“hi” Jewel responded.
“how long have you been waiting?”
“not too long” Jewel responded.
“are you nervous?” Angel asked.
“about what?” Jewel asked.
“about tomorrow quiz” Angel said.
“no, I’m not. we have already
prepared for this. ” Jewel responded.
“yes that’s true.” Angel said.
“and moreover, the is not the first
time I would be representing my
class for a quiz. I have been doing
that since I was in secondary
school.” Jewel said.
“same here” Angel said.
They suddenly became quiet. They
stared silently into air for a while
before Jewel finally spoke.
“Angel, I think I still owe you an
apology” he said.
“apology for what?” Angel asked.
“the way I spoke to you the first day
we met. I wasn’t in a good mood
then. someone I trust very much
betrayed my trust. I was very angry
and was looking for who to transfer
my aggression to. you just happened
to be the victim. I’m very sorry.”
“you don’t need to apologize. I have
already forgiven you a long time ago.
At first, I was so mad at you and
always wanted to get my revenge on
you, but when I got to know you
better, I realized that you are a nice
guy” Angel responded.
“thank you very much. I really
appreciate it.” Jewel said.
“you are welcome. but who actually
offended you, that made you acted
that way” Angel asked.
“I got dumped by my girlfriend” Jewel
“wow! sorry for that, but why did she
dumped you?” Angel asked.
“she gained admission into a
university at the far east. I paid her a
surprise visit in her school only to
see her with another guy. she
introduced the guy as her boyfriend
to me” Jewel explained.
“so sad. I’m sorry about that.” Angel
“it’s nothing. I have gotten over it
already” Jewel responded.
“I never knew you went through such.
if you ever need someone to talk to,
you can always come to me” Angel
“then I guess it’s safe to say that we
are now friends” Jewel said.
“sure” Angel responded.
They left what brought them to the
garden, and were discussing
personal issues. They also got to
know each other better. They left the
garden when they were done.
The first person Jewel saw when he
got to his hostel was Daniel. Daniel
was waiting for him at his door. He
stared at him in surprise, as he didn’t
understand what Daniel was doing in
his hostel. Daniel stared back at him
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