Segun got back to his seat and began shading the answers on the OMR sheet. In less than thirty minutes he was through with the paper. He looked around the hall and discovered he was the first person to finish.
“Some people are so dull. Look at them; battling with these cheap questions.” he thought and smiled. He rested his head on the locker. He looked up about fifteen minutes later to see that just half of the class were still writing. He compared his question paper with that of Caleb to know if he was given the exact question paper.
THIRTY MINUTES LATER, every candidates submitted their OMR sheets including segun. He went outside to wait for Olanike but she called him back.
“Segun. Please wait.” she said pleadingly. He stopped and looked at her.
“Yes, what is it?” he asked.
“Let’s go and beg that man.” she said.
“Which man?” he asked.
“The invigillator of course.” she replied. He hissed angrily.
“And why should i beg him?” he asked.
“You know he can write a report about us, which could affect our results.” she explained.
“It can’t.” he said.
“And what gave you the assurance that it can’t?” she asked.
“Based on what i did in the papers will make Waec have a rethink.” he bragged.
“Segun let’s go and beg him.” she commanded.
“Am not going anywhere.” he replied.
“Segun!” She called him.
“I’ll be waiting for you outside.” he said and walked down the stairs. She went back inside the hall
. “Excuse me sir.” she said.
“What can i do for you?” the invigillator asked.
“Please sir. I came to beg you.” she said kneeling down.
“You don’t need that.” the man said.
“I need to, so that you won’t write report about us.” she explained.
“I actually thought about writing a report, but for your sake. I didn’t.” he said.
“Thank you very much sir.” she said.
“Stand up.” he said helping her up.
“Thank you sir.” she said again.
“You are such a good girl. What’s your name?” he asked.
“Keep up your good morals.” he advised.
“You better advise your boyfriend. He lack morals and he is proud. That will take him nowhere.” he advised.
“Okay sir.” she helped him carry the sack containing the answer booklets to his car. She dropped the sack on the back seat and turned to leave.
“Are you going towards the GRA? So i can give you a ride?” he asked.
“no, don’t worry sir.” she said curtly.
The invigillator drove off and Nike started walking towards the main road. Segun ran after her.
“Nike! Why can’t you tell me you are ready?” he asked. She ignored him and stopped a bike.
“Nike!?” he shouted.
“I don’t make friends with people like you. You are too proud and temperamental for my likening. Try and check yourself. Then you become my friend. Mind you, you lack morals. Good bye.” she said as she mounted the bike and the bikeman zoomed off leaving him stunned and suprised.
to be continued–