The Music I Possess Episode 7,
Henry sat on his bed, with his book
and pen right beside him. He was
trying to learn what was thought in
class for that day but couldn’t seem
to understand it. He had been sitting
on his bed for close to two hours
trying to solve some questions. The
day was approaching evening already
and he still hasn’t understood the
topic. what’s he going to tell Jessica.
He already promised her that he
would explain the topic to her this
evening at the faculty garden.
wouldn’t want to disappoint her. He
can’t go to the garden if he can’t
explain the topic to her.
He lay on his bed and sighed.
“what am I going to do now. I don’t
want to disappoint her. This is the
first time she’s asking me for a
request. I will not like to disappoint.
This is really frustrating.” he said.
The door suddenly opened and Jewel
rushed into the room. he walked
straight to Henry and stood opposite
him. The look on his face was not
funny. Henry noticed his mood.
“what’s wrong?” Henry asked.
“your girlfriend has started again.
how can she lie against me to Dr.
Femi” Jewel responded.
Henry stared at him confused. he
didn’t understand what Jewel was
“which my girlfriend?” Henry asked.
“how many girlfriend do you have?”
“I don’t remember telling you I have a
girlfriend” Henry responded.
“oh, so you have forgotten about
Angel.” Jewel said.
“did I tell you that she’s my
girlfriend. I only told you that I like
her and would like to date her.
please don’t go about telling people
that she’s my girlfriend, so that you
will not spoil my plan. if she hears
that from anyone, when I have not
told her personally, do you think she
will still give me a chance.”
“okay I’m sorry, but please tell Angel
to stay away from me. how can she
lie against me to Dr. Femi.” Jewel
“what did she do this time?” Henry
“Dr. Femi asked her to call me to his
office. she didn’t even approach me,
but she lied to Dr. Femi that I
refused to come” Jewel responded.
“okay I am apologizing on her behalf.
I will talk to her, but that’s after I
have told her about my feelings for
her.” Henry said.
“she should just stay away from me
please” Jewel said.
“she will.” Henry responded.
Jewel walked to his bed and sat
“Jewel, please do you know how to
solve questions on sample theory?”
“yes I do. what about it?” Jewel
“but you were not in class when the
topic was treated” Henry said.
“I have already practiced it earlier
before now” Jewel responded.
Henry rushed to Jewel’s bed with his
book and pen.
“please explain it to me. I really need
to know it” Henry said.
Jewel collected Henry’s pen and
explained the topic to the best of his
knowledge. Henry rushed out of the
room immediately Jewel was done.
he was late already. Jessica would
have been waiting for him at the
Jessica sat quietly at the faculty
garden waiting for Henry. she had
been sitting there for close to an
hour. She was already contemplating
Henry suddenly rushed into the
garden, sweating profusely. he
walked to me Jessica at the far-right
in the garden.
“I’m sorry for keeping you waiting”
“I just got here myself” she lied.
“okay, can we begin?” Henry asked.
“sure” Jessica responded.
Henry sat down beside her and
started explaining the topic to her.
he followed the same method he
learned from Jewel. When he was
done, he stood up to leave.
“have you had dinner?” Jessica
Henry paused. he wasn’t sure if
Jessica was referring to him. he
turned back to face him.
“you mean me?” he asked.
“yes” Jessica responded.
“no, I haven’t, but I will go to a
restuarant on my way to my hostel.”
“why not follow me to my hostel. I
prepared rice” Jessica suggested.
Henry never expected her to invite
him to her hostel.
“you mean I should follow you to
your hostel?” he asked.
“yes” she responded.
“what about your roommate?” Henry
Henry knew very well that Angel is
Jessica’s roommate, but he just
wanted to confirm it.
“Angel is my roommate. so there is
nothing to worry about” Jessica
“oh really! your roommate is Angel”
Henry said, surprised.
“yes” Jessica responded.
“okay then. I can follow you to your
hostel” Henry said.
“let’s start leaving then.” Jessica
They stood up and left the garden.
Lucy sat on her bed, staring at her
phone screen. she had been staring
at the screen for close to 30
minutes. she wanted to put a call
through to Jewel but couldn’t
summon the courage to do so. Her
main reason for requesting for
Jewel’s number from Francis was not
because she wanted to plead on
Angel’s behalf, but because she just
wanted to hear Jewel’s voice. she
has been crushing on Jewel ever
since she set her eyes on him. she
just have to hear his voice, or she
won’t be able to fall asleep.
she took a deep breathe, trying to
summon all the courage she could.
she waited for the next 2 minutes
and dailed Jewel’s number.
placed the phone on her ear and
waited for him to pick up. her heart
was beating in rhyme with the beep
of the call.
“Hello” a deep masculine voice
answered at the other end.
Lucy froze immediately she heard the
voice. that was certainly Jewel’s
“Jewel” she called.
“yes. who am I speaking to?” Jewel
“this is Lucy, your coursemate” she
The atmosphere was too tense for
“oh Lucy, how are you?” Jewel asked,
“I’m fine, and you? Jessica asked.
she seemed relaxed already.
“I’m fine too” Jewel responded.
“I didn’t see you in statistics class
today” Lucy said.
“wow! you actually called because
you are concerned about me. that’s
so nice of you. it makes me feel
special” Jewel responded.
Lucy couldn’t hide the smile on her
face. she never expected such a nice
response from Jewel. she was
expecting him to start asking
questions of how she got his
number, but he never did.
“you know you are my friend. I just
wanted to know why you were not in
class” she said.
“that’s very nice of you. I really
I was with Dr. Femi all
through that period. that was why I
didn’t attend the class.” Jewel
“okay, if you need the statistics note
to copy, I can always give you mine,
and if you need someone to explain
it to you, you can always come to
me” Lucy said.
“that’s very kind of you. thanks”
“you are welcome” Lucy responded.
“see you in school tomorrow” jewel
“see you too” she responded and
ended the call.
she stared at her phone screen with
smiles on her face. she didn’t
believe they could have such a
smooth conversation. she dropped
her phone and rolled from one side
on her bed to the other.
Angel sat on her bed, staring at the
door. she was waiting for Jessica to
return. Jessica left the hostel without
telling her where she was going to,
and it was already 8:pm, and she has
still not returned.
The door suddenly opened and
“why did you leave………” Angel
wanted to ask but stopped
immediately she saw Henry walking
“Henry what are you doing here?”
Angel asked, surprised.
“I invited him to have dinner with us”
“oh really! welcome to our room
Henry” Angel said.
“thanks” Henry responded.
“please have a sit” Angel said,
pointing to a plastic chair in the
“thanks” Henry responded and sat
“Henry actually helped me out with
that statistics topic” Jessica told
“wow! that’s very nice of you” Angel
said to Henry.
“if you also need my help, you
should not hesitate to ask. I will be
glad to help.” Henry said.
“okay, I will do. thanks very much”
Jessica brought a plate of rice and
“thank you” Henry responded and
collected the food.
As he ate silently, he kept thinking of
how he would tell Angel that he like
her. he doesn’t want to waste any
more time. He would ask her out
when next they met. he wouldn’t want
to do it now in Jessica’s presence.
When he was done eating, he thank
them and stood up to leave.
“let me see you off” Jessica said and
stood up also.
Henry waved at Angel and left the
room with Jessica. they walked side
by side each other, until they got to
the hostel gate.
“okay, thanks once more for the
food.” Henry said.
“thanks also for finding time to
explain sample theory to me. I really
appreciate it.” Jessica said.
“it’s nothing. whenever you need my
assistance, don’t hesitate to ask”
“you are a very nice guy” Jessica
said, staring deeply into Henry’s eyes
“you are a very nice lady also. and
you are very pretty” Henry responded.
Jessica stared at Henry with her face
curved in a smile, and Henry stared
back. After a while of staring silently
at each other, Henry spoke.
“okay then, see you in school
tomorrow” Henry said.
“okay, see you too” Jessica
Henry turned and left for his hostel.
Jessica didn’t leave. she stood at the
same spot staring at the retreating
figure of Henry with smiles on her
face. when Henry was out of sight,
she turned and walked back to her