Vacation In Obudu - S01 E32

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 32

**N.B. Abuja hostel is the schools’ female
hostel located at the other side of town
(behind the school). Back then while still in
secondary school, I heard stories of it being a
place where guys with cars wait outside the
gate to pick girls of their choice. Whereas Eko
hostel and other hostels as I later found out
were newly built private hostels all around
Abuja hostel.**
As we walked towards the gate leading to
Abuja hostel I got a call from Ella.

Ella: hi

Me: hi, what’s up?

Ella: I’m good. Was expecting your call

Me: I didn’t say I was gonna call you!

Ella: No you didn’t. But I felt you would have

Me: you pulled a stunt on me and then
jumped on a bike and left after saying crazy
stuffs and you expected me to call you?

Ella: I apologized in the text I sent.

Me: yea, you did

Ella: so?

Me: so what?

Ella: why haven’t you called me since then?

Me: I was gonna call. So sup with you?

Ella: I’m good, where are you?

Me: your school.

Ella: Doing what?

Me: came to use to use the internet

Ella: who are you with?

Me: why all these questions?

Ella: nothing. Just wanted to know. Bye.

She ended the call after that. To which Rose
now spoke saying “she saw us”
Surprised at the revelation and wondering
where and why she (Rose) didn’t alert me or
call out to her (Ella) when she saw her. Or was
she assuming Ella saw us? “she saw us?
Where?” I asked and I stopped walking
“As we left the gossip center” she said as she
kept walking.

Walking to meet her I asked “so why didn’t
you call out to her or something?”
“she was inside that Camry that passed us
when we made the turn from the gossip
center”. A tinted glass silver coloured Camry
had honked for us to make way from the road.
Then she added “We quarreled yesterday when
she got back from the hospital”
Curiosity got the best of me when I asked
“what happened?”

“when I asked about you, she told me what
happened and that she left you there. I told
her that wasn’t cool and she flared up” she
answered me
“ok” I said dragging the word to suggest I
wanted her to say more
“I really don’t like people raising their voices
at me, so it ended with me leaving her place”
she added
Not sure of what else to say, I said “sorry
about that”
“About what? Fury leave me alone” she replied
laughing as we entered her hostel building
“so whose car is that” I asked because the
silence was now awkward
“Her friend” she answered reaching for her
purse and pulling out her room key.

Walking past a couple of rooms, we got to her
door. Turning the key in the keyhole, she held
the door open for me saying “welcome to my
humble abode”
Humble was an understatement. The room was
not only bigger than Ella’s, but also had its
contents well spaced out. An LG mini home
theatre system, a hp pavilion laptop, a reading
table with some books on it and a reading
lamp, a mini refrigerator. While Ella had her
hand bags line a section of her wall, I couldn’t
see any or a single foot ware outside. Perhaps
there were all arranged in the closed closet.

Then a dressing table and a normal female
sized mirror over it.
A single picture of her just right over where
the home theatre was, and two glass flower
frame (the type in Ella’s room) hung
separately. Obviously from Jude’s shop too.
At that point I remembered Jude was the only
one I had to hang out with for the weekend
and began to dial his number.
“So what do you think?” she asked after
watching me observe the room.

“Are you a minimalist of some sort?” I asked
turning to smile at her.
“Not sure I’ll call myself a minimalist, but I
only keep things that are needed and I make
use of. I enjoy my space” she said heading
into the kitchen.
Jude: hehe, sup bro..
Me: Baba..morn sir.
Jude: what’s up.. I guess Frank has left?
Me: yea. Early just about the time the rain
Jude: ok. So what’s happening?
Me: nothing much. What’s tomorrow going to
Jude: Nothing much. Shops would be closed,
but would chill out somewhere. Just holla in
the afternoon to come pick you up.

Me: No sweats. Thanks
We said our goodbyes and ended the call.

Rose called out from the kitchen, boiled or
fried eggs?
“what I’m I having with the eggs?” I asked
“I’m preparing noddles” she said
Surprised I asked her “thought I was invited
over for tea?”
“First of all, you weren’t invited, secondly you
asked what I cooked, to which I offered to
make you tea” she said laughing
“I don’t eat where in places I wasn’t invited to,
guess I’ll take my leave” I said as I stood up,
making my way into the kitchen
“Remember to close the door behind you” she
replied turning to face me as I stepped into
the kitchen.
A gas cylinder connected to a gas cooker (one
was of the burners was lit, with a pot on it
that can be best described as new), another a
small sized deep freezer, a family sized electric
oven, cutlery rack, flour mixer, and medium
sized cupboard.

“wow, you kitchen is richer than your room. Do
you sleep here? Anyways, I don’t cook, but I
have a freezer and a mini fridge, i don’t cook
but I have a has cooker, I don’t cook but I
have an oven, I…”
“shut up Fury… You talk alot. Yea, I don’t
cook. The freezer is for my baking items, I
bake cookies, pie and cakes. And distribute to
people to sell for me. Also when ever any
student contacts me for a birthday cake and
stuffs like that. So the perishable ingredients I
make use of, I preserve them in there.” she
said opening the pot on the gas cooker
To say I was impressed would be an
understatement because not only was I awe
struck, I was also in love with this girl.. For
real this time. I mean here is a girl who’s not
just good looking and smart, but obviously
self reliant. Also I bake myself (paid some
good money to learn), and for some time now,
I make extra cash enough to take care of my
subscription and stuffs.
Turning to see me looking at her in this
“you’re unbelievable” way, she turned back to
the pot saying “So when ever I manage to
cook, which i rarely do because of lack of time
and strength, and with respect to soup or
stew, I just put them in smaller bowls and
freeze everything. Major reason I eat at Ella’s”
Finally finding my voice, I asked “but you need
lots of electricity to power these items!
Besides the terrible low voltage, you guys
don’t seem to have regularly power supple
“Sure, I have a power generating set at the
back of my room. It powers about 5 rooms on
this floor. They all contribute to the fueling. I
don’t bake daily, but when I do, I mix the
previous evening and if I’m making use of the
electric oven, only mu room gets the light”
“so where did you learn all these?” the main
question i was dying to ask but couldn’t was
how did you get all the items, but fortunately
she answered them without me asking
“Late mum. This are or were her stuffs. I just
chartered a car to bring them here for me.
Though dad bought the generator for me,
because they use the other one back home”
she said as she went around the kitchen
getting one item or the other.
“sorry about your mum” I said
“thanks” she replied, in a way to suggest hurt.

If i was nursing any thought of bedding her, it
went out her kitchen window as i was now
genuinely interested in knowing who Rose
was. So i asked another question “so how do
you cope? I mean school work and all these?”
“You still haven’t told me how you like your
eggs” she said ignoring my question
“I dunno.. Anyhow you prepare it, I’ll eat it” i
said not sure of what to say.
She looked at me in a way to suggest my
demeanor had changed and asked “are you
ok?” as she broke some eggs and began to stir
“me? I’m good. Just hungry!”I replied in a way
that suggested I wasn’t sure if what I had just
Just then power supply was restored and I
excused myself to fo and plug my laptop. After
powering it on and it finally, booting, I
plugged the home theatre auxiliary cable and
began playing my Yanni playlist
Minutes later she came out with a tray, a
plate noddles and fried eggs. Two forks by the
side. Dropping it down, she said “Yanni, volts
in 7/8”
Surprised I asked her how she knew the artist
an track playing “His albums are just about
the only cds in my Dad’s car”
Then she went towards the mini fridge to bring
a can malt drink and a sachet of water.

“Breakfast is served, shift your as§ down here
let’s eat” she ordered.
Picking up my fork, I was about to begin
eating when she took the sachet water, tore it
open a drank a little from it. Which made me
ask “so where’s my own water?, besides, I was
expecting tea?”
“The malt is for you” she replied as she began
to eat
“Are you planning to make me fat like you?”
immediately I regretted the statement.
But calmly she answered “No”
This made me apologize saying “hey, it was
meant to be a joke, no offence”
To which she replied “none taken. Besides,
fattening you a little won’t hurt” she took a
sip of water before adding “Fury eat”
D--n, this girl sure knows how to put
someone at ease. Yet to have a taste, i made
my observation known, “you haven’t eaten
anything, but the water is almost finished”
“Gosh, Fury just eat please” she said as she
stood up and went to the fridge to bring two
more sachets. Placing one in front of me, she
kept the other to herself.
I began to eat…

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