The Music I Possess Episode 4, Jewel stared silently at the lady who refused to reply his greetings. After a while of deafening silence, he spoke again.
“I want to apologize for how I behaved in class today. I was really in a bad mood, that’s why I did that. I’m very sorry.” he apologized. The lady looked up from her table once more and stared at him.
“so because you were in a bad mood, that’s why you had to transfer your aggression to others” she said. “I’m very sorry. I allowed myself to be controlled by my emotion. I’m not that rude. if you get to know me better, you will realize I’m a nice guy” Jewel said.
“what you did really got to me. it was not like I did anything wrong. I only took your book from the desk.” she
said. “I’m really sorry.” Jewel apologized. “okay, I have heard you. I have even forgotten about it.” she responded.
“so we are cool now.” Jewel said. “yeah” she responded. “thanks.” he said “you are welcome” she responded. “by the way, I’m Jewel” “I’m Lucy” she responded.
“nice name” he said. “thanks” Lucy responded. Jewel and Lucy ate their food silently, and when they are done, they
left the restuarant together.
Jessica returned to her hostel from lecture. She entered her room to see Angel already in the room. Angel was
fast asleep. Jessica walked to her bed and tapped her. Angel reluctantly sat up on her bed. “Angel, I didn’t see you in class today.
why didn’t you come for
lecture?” Jessica asked.
Angel hissed and ignored Jessica.
Jessica stared at her confused. she
couldn’t understand why Angel just
“Angel what’s wrong?” she asked.
“why did you leave the hostel without
informing me? you know very well
that we were going for the same
lecture. yet you left without waking
me up” Angel said.
Jessica heaved a sigh of relief.
“I didn’t go to class directly. I went to
my cousin’s hostel first, and we both
went for lecture together.” she
“why didn’t you wake me up at
least?” Angel asked.
“I left very early. it was still dark
when I left. I left by 6:15am, and our
lecture was by 8:am. I didn’t want to
disturb your sleep ” Jessica
“you have a cousin in our
department?” Angel asked.
“yes. same level with us.” Jessica
“who?” Angel asked.
“Lucy” Jessica responded.
“Lucy is your cousin?” Angel asked.
“yes she is.” Jessica responded.
“Angel, are you angry with me? I’m
sorry if I have done anything wrong.”
“I’m not angry with you. I’m just in a
bad mood” she responded.
“what happened?” Jessica asked.
Angel took her phone from her bed
and showed to Jessica.
“look at what one idiot I encountered
today did to my phone.” she said.
” why will someone just damage your
phone?” Jessica asked.
“This phone is not even up to a
week. My uncle gave me this phone
the day i move to my hostel. and one
idiot just chose to damage it for me.”
“why will someone damage your
phone?” Jessica asked.
“and the worst part was that he even
insulted me. he called me a mad
woman.” Angel said, bitterly.
“what! why will someone damage
your phone and still insult you for
damaging your phone. I hope you
didn’t allow him to go free after what
he did” Jessica said.
“he left before I noticed that my
phone screen has broken ” Angel
“do you know him?” Jessica asked.
“I’m just seeing him for the first time.
I wish I could see him again, then he
will regret ever crossing my path.”
“that guy is really something else. he
damaged your phone and still
insulted you for damaging it” Jessica
“please give me your note, let me
copy what you did in class today”
“okay” Jessica responded.
Jessica gave Angel her note and
Angel busied herself with it
Jewel entered his room to see Henry
already in the room. Henry was lying
on his bed. Jewel locked the door
behind him and walked to meet
“hey bro. I saw you in class today.
does that mean we are also
coursemates?” Jewel asked.
Henry didn’t respond. he wasn’t even
looking at Jewel.
Jewel sat down beside him and place
a hand on his shoulder.
“Henry, I’m very sorry for the way I
behaved towards you yesterday. the
truth is that, I was really in a bad
mood. I shouldn’t have transfer my
anger to you. I’m very sorry” Jewel
Henry turned to face him for the first
“what happened? who offended you?
why were you in a bad mood?” Henry
“my girlfriend of 5 years broke my
heart” Jewel responded.
“why? how did it happen?” Henry
“she gained admission into a
university in the south-east. we didn’t
break up or had any
misunderstanding. I thought we were
still dating, but not until yesterday.
paid her a surprise visit in school
only to see her with another guy, and
she introduced the guy to me as her
boyfriend.” Jewel said, bitterly.
“so sad. This is why I don’t like
keeping long distance relationship.
your girlfriend might have found
another guy and move on, and you
will be thinking you still have a
girlfriend. Anyway, I will advise you
to move on with you life, since she
has already made it clear to you that
she has a new boyfriend. you don’t
have to worry too much about it,
because you will surely get someone
better than her” Henry advised.
“That’s what i’m trying to do. I want
to forget about her and focus on my
study” Jewel said.
“that’s the best thing to do” Henry
“thank you very much. thanks for
understanding why I acted that way.”
“we are roommates na. we are
suppose to understand each other”
“so we are good now” Jewel said.
“yeah” Henry responded.
“okay thanks” Jewel said and went to
lie on his bed.
He had reconciled with Lucy and
Henry. he still had to reconcile with
one more person, and that’s Angel.
Angel, Jessica and Lucy walked into
the class for their first lecture of the
day. the class was half filled when
they got there. They located an
empty seat and sat down. They
waited silently for the lecturer to
Few minutes later, Jewel, Henry and
Francis walked into the class. They
went to the back seat and sat down.
Angel stood up immediately she saw
Jewel. This was the same guy she
was dying to meet so that she could
get her revenge on him. she didn’t
even allow them to settle down
before she walked to meet them. she
got to them and stood in front of
Jewel. the three guys looked up to
see Angel standing in their front. The
look on her face was not funny.
Henry waved at her, but she ignored
him. she only focus her gaze on
Jewel saw her glaring at him and
tried to apologize for what he said to
“oh just shut up” she cut Jewel off.
Angel’s voice attracted other
student’s attentions. everyone in
class turned to face Angel and
“who do you think you are?” she
continued, not minding the stares.
“do you think you can just talk to me
anyhow and go free. so you believe I
will just let you be after what you
said to me. have you seen me
before, for you to rain all sort of
insult on me. is that how you talk to
everyone you come across. you must
lack home training.
I don’t blame
you. I blame your parent who didn’t
raise you up properly.” she barked.
Jewel glared at Angel as she barked.
he was already very angry. The fact
that Angel had to involve his parent
in it was what really annoyed him.
He glared at Angel, without saying
anything and Angel glared back at
“what is going on here” A voice suddenly sounded from the entrance. Everyone turned their attention to the entrance to see the lecturer standing at the door. The look on his face was not funny. He slowly walked to the podium and faced the class. “class rep” he called.
The class rep stood up immediately. “sir” the class rep responded. “can you tell me what the commotion in this class is all about” he said with a stern look. “erm…… erm……..” the class rep stammered. “so you have suddenly lost your
voice. do you think this is a market place where you can scream the way you like. maybe you have forgotten that you are in a university.” he barked.
The class rep didn’t respond. he only stared silently at the lecturer. “I know what to do” the lecturer continued.
“tear a sheet of paper all of you, and space yourself” He walked to the board and wrote ‘first semester test’ on it. He turned back to face the class. “I said you should space yourself” he barked.
“please sir” the class chorused. “will you shut up. do you think I came hear to joke” the lecturer barked.