The Shades: Episode 2

I jumped up from my bed as I heard people screaming and shouting.
What is happening here, I thought within myself as I struggled to open my eyes totally.

Sleepy sleepy, stand up lazy girl. Won’t you go to church today, I heard someone said.

Immediately, my eyes got widened.
I looked around and remembered of being a University student.
No more mummy waking me up early to prepare for church.

I stood up immediately from my bed and begin to prepare for services as other roommates were almost done.

Seems you really enjoyed your first sleep in school, Sharon said.

I smiled within and gave her an affirmative nod.

Phew, as for me, I didn’t enjoy my sleep at all. Mosquitoes were all hovering over my head. Besides, I really miss my room at home. Tobifunmi lamented as the other girls giggled.

You will soon get adjusted to the new environment, it’s just a matter of time. And you can always make use of your mosquito net.

30 minutes later, we were ready for service. Even though we attend different churches at home, we decide to be attending the same fellowship in school.

The service was awesome and power packed. Starting from the worship session to the prayers and pastor’s sermon were all great.

The pastor talked extensively on living a purposeful life on campus and being focused.
He gave illustrations concerning different people that had passed through the University before and what became of them. The sermon brought tears to my eyes. I prayed silently and made commitment to put in my best and come out excellently well.


The first week of academic works was rigorous and fun filled at the same time.
It was nice meeting with different calibres of people.
Making new friends was also interesting.

I begin to hear names I’ve never heard before.
I come from a place where people bear majorly Yoruba names like Asake, Kikelomo, Ifeoluwa, Akanji, etc 😁😁😁
But coming to school made me see people with names like Signs and wonders, Anointing, Humble, Amazing, etc..

By Wednesday of that first week, I was already looking forward for weekend to come.
I just needed rest from all the numerous activities that I’ve been passing through. Haven’t ever been subjected to so much stress in my life.


It was on Saturday morning and I decided to wash my clothes and tidy up my corner.
Bukola had gone out with a 300level boy named Femi who is a colleague in her department.
I and Titofunmi were strongly against the idea of her following someone she barely knows to a place but she was furious and was bent on not changing her mind.
Titofunmi had gone to the market while Sharon was busy watching a Korean movie on her laptop.

As I stepped out of the room to spread my clothes outside,I suddenly heard Sharon screamed with a loud excruciating pain…

The bucket I was carrying fell with a loud thud and I ran with back speedily into the room.

I entered only to find Sharon lying helplessly on the floor..

“Shaaaaaaron!!!!”, I shouted with all the strength within me.

Author: botapreneur

I am Elizabeth Tolulope Egbeniyi, the owner of I'm a health and lifestyle blogger, plant scientist, teen coach, volunteer, baker, budding entrepreneur and most importantly, a child of God. I'm an ardent advocate of using herbs for healing and health. Welcome to my space.

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