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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Anike Episode 2 | by Toyin Taiwo





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Tinuke and I got along so well, we understood each other so much, I couldn’t have wished for a better room mate.
People including our course mates do tell us that we look alike. Maybe because we are of the same stature, average height, slim, dark skin and beautiful oval shaped face. I can’t tell who is more beautiful, people can judge that.
I was busy with my assignment while Tinuke was doing the dishes.
“Anike, How far with the assignment Dr. Chuks gave us” Tinuke asked
“I’m almost through. But come to think of it, some lecturers are so mean, how can he tell us to write 100 names of microorganisms and submit it under 24hours,all this stress for just 5 marks”
She left the dishes apeeped at what I was writing.
“You’ve written 80 already, I only got 48 from the text books I borrowed from the library”
“You can’t get the whole 100 from the text book, I got mine from the internet, Thank God for the internet and who ever invented copy and paste”
“Amen Anike, You are very funny” she said laughing
“Jokes apart, Tinuke I’m hungry”
“OK, I’ll fix us dinner”
“Thanks you are a darling” she said smiling
“You are welcome” I smiled back at her.
The next day, we submitted the MCB101 assignment to the course rep.
“Let’s call it a day, see you next week” the Lecturer said and left the class.
Tinuke and I packed our books and left the class.
On our way to the hostel, we met a very fine guy, tall, fair and looked buttish.
“Hi ladies” he said, all smiles.
“Hi” we both chorused
“I do see you girls around, are you twins, you two look alike?” he asked
“No, we are friends, but people do take us for twins and I wish we were” Tinuke answered, smiling with the guy.
“My name is Olamilekan, he said, shaking our hands one after the other.
“I’m Tinuke and she’s Anike”
“Nice meeting you guys” he said
“Same here” we chorused
“I just like you girls, you are beautiful, smart and you dress decently and I also like your names, Anike and Tinuke, you could really pass for twins”
“Thanks for the compliments Lekan” Tinuke said with a smile.
“I’m sorry Tinuke, I prefer you call my name in full”
“Oh! Olamilekan, noted” she said playfully.
“Thanks” he said with a smile. Anyway, I’m a 400L Electrical engineering student.
“100L microbiology” Tinuke said
“And you?” he asked me
“Same department” I replied
“That’s cool, see you guys some other time, enjoy the rest of the day”
“You too” we chorused

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I ran into the same guy the following week in front of a complex in the school area.
“See who I ran into, Anike right?” he said
“Yea, I’m good, you still remember my name?
“Of course I do, how on earth will I forget your name and that of Tinuke” he said jokingly
“You remember my friend’s name too! that’s cool?”
“Do you remember my name” he asked
“No, I don’t” I replied
“Oh, that’s so unfair”
“Yea, so so unfair, Olamilekan” I said
“So you actually remember my name” he said smiling.
“Yes, I was just pulling your legs”
“Good, so where is your twin sister?”
“She’s inside the complex making photocopies, I’m waiting here for her”
Tinuke later walked up to us while we were still talking.
“Look who we have here, but I’m sorry what’s the name again? She asked
“Olamilekan” he answered and gave her a hand shake.
“I’m sorry, I’m not good with names, but I won’t forget this time”
“It’s OK, I’m happy to see you guys again. Do you mind if I pay you guys a visit?”
“No, we don’t mind, Anike can he……
“You already said yes nau” I said rolling my eyes.
“Anike, I just want to be a friend” Olamilekan said sensing my body language.
“It’s room 203,providence hostel, we stay in the same room” Tinuke said
“I’ll check on you girls before the week runs out”
“We’ll be expecting you” Tinuke replied him and he left.
“Anike what’s with that attitude, it’s like you don’t want that guy to visit us” she queried on our way to the hostel.
“My attitude!” I exclaimed and shook my head
“Why are you shaking your head?”
“I’m shaking my head for you, You know your boyfriend is the jealous type, this one that you are inviting a guy over, me I’m not there o”
“Mumu girl, who told you he likes me”
“Really, so you could easily detect he doesn’t like you!”
“Yea, I can read him like a book and we’ll soon find out”
“We’ll soon find out what? I pity you in advance, and you know the kind of boyfriend you have ”
She eyed me, unlocked the door and we both entered the room.

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We both laid on our beds busy with our phones, we heard a knock on the door. I left my bed and went to get the door.
“Anike….Hi” he said with a smile.
“Hi, please hold on” I closed the door and went back to the room. Tinuke, can a guy come in, olamilekan is at the door” I informed.
“Sure” she said and adjusted her top”
“You can come in” I said.
We all exchanged greetings, Tinuke offered him drink but he declined. We chatted for some time, and we all exchanged phone numbers before he left.
He also promised to stop by again.
“Tinuke, did you hear him say next time, which means he’ll be visiting again. See don’t call me if you and your boyfriend start o” I pounced on her immediately the guy left.
“Relax, he just want to be our friend and what is so bad in that, we even need someone like him around since we are freshers. And don’t worry about my boyfriend”
I went to the school library to borrow some text books, on my way out I bumped into Olamilekan.
“Anike, hi”
“Hi”
“Let me help you with that “ he said trying to collect the text books from me”
“Don’t worry, thanks”
“I insist, I’m just leaving too, so bring the books, I’ll see you off to your hostel since it’s visiting hours already”
“Ok, if you insist”. We got to the hostel, I tapped the door.
“It’s me Tinuke, can a guy come in” I asked.
“A guy! Please hold on let me change”
She opened the door surprised to see Olamilekan.
“Hello good evening” he greeted
“Good evening, sorry for keeping you waiting, you can come in”
“No problem, it’s a ladies room, so I get it. I ran into Anike at the library, so I decided to walk her to the hostel”
“That’s nice of you”
“What can we offer you” Anike asked
“Water will do” he replied
“Just water?” Tinuke questioned
“Yes” he nodded
Tinuke left the room and returned with a chilled bottled water.
We all chatted for a while and he made to leave
“I’ve been here twice, when will you ladies come to visit me? although I stay off campus” he said.
“You just give us your address and we’ll come” Tinuke replied him
“Sure I will and I’ll be glad if you make out time to visit”
“Can we come this weekend, Saturday to be precise? Tinuke asked and I gave her a scornful look.
“Saturday is fine by me, I’ll be expecting you both. Let me take my leave now” he said and left.
To be continued…………


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