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My Life as a Shy Guy - Episode 2

EPISODE 2
Just as I slowly stood up, I could see over a hundred eyes boring holes on my body.
I tried not to turn my head, because my mind could go blank if my eyes meet with
any lady in class. I cursed the devil silently who had succeeded in putting me in such situation.


“Will you answer my question or get out of this class” Dr. Mike barked when I didn’t say
anything after a while of standing “erm………erm……….” I stammered “actually………. I……….I”. That was the last words I could remember saying. I knew I was still speaking, but could not remember what I was saying, because my mind was far from what I was saying. All my
attention was focused on the eyes in class boring holes on my body, especially the ladies. I kept wondering what might be on their minds as they stared at me. could they be
thinking bad of me. could they be saying I’m not smart enough to be in this class. All these and other thought occupied my mind. It was when I heard a big round of applause from the class that I realized I had answered the question. I focused my attention back on the lecturer standing in my front. He observed me for a while before speaking. “So you knew the answer all this while and you didn’t
answer” he said I kept mute “why did you wait until I point you before you answered the
question?” he asked I remained mute “Anyway, I will pardon you time, because I like the way you answered the question. you gave a detailed explanation just the way I want it. what’s your name?”
he asked “Christian” I answered sharply. “okay Christian. Once you know the answer to a
question, don’t wait until you are called before you answer the question. is that clear?” I nodded in affirmation “good” he said “you can have your seat now” I sat down immediately and let
out a hot breath which I didn’t know I was holding all this while.

Dr. Mike walked back to the podium and continued with the lecture. All other questions he asked were answered by other students without delay.

The class went on smoothly and he joked from time to time which made us laughed out loud. I later found Dr. Mike to be an interesting lecturer. After lectures for that day, I quickly rushed to the school
restuarant to have lunch before I collapse. it’s as if the few words I said in class had drained all my energy. I didn’t even allow my food to be placed on my table before I started devouring it. After a while of eating, I heard someone screaming my name from behind. my heart missed a beat when I realized it was the voice of a lady. I slowly turned to see a lady standing at the entrance with smiles on her face. she must be my coursemate for her to know my name. she must have heard it when I mentioned it to Dr. Mike. she started walking towards me. my heartbeat kept increasing in
geometric progression with every step she took. she got to me and sat opposite me.

“Hi Christian” she said smiling I couldn’t say anything. I couldn’t even stare at her. I
just kept staring at my food on the table. ”Hello” she stressed the word when I didn’t respond.
I waved at her and said “hi” in a whisper. I was sure she didn’t hear that, because it was not audible enough for her to hear. She observed me for a while. “Christian are you okay?” she asked
“yes” i responded sharply “okay, i just want to thank you for answering Dr. Mike’s question in class today. you are our saviour. who knows how many students he would have sent out of his class if
not for you. I’m very sure I would have been among those that would be sent out because I had no idea of the answer. you did really well. by the way, I’m Joy.” she said. I didn’t respond. I just kept
staring into air. “are you sure you are okay?” she asked “I…….. I………. I want to go home. I feel dizzy” I said. She quickly stood up from her seat and sat closer to me. she placed her hand on my
forehead.

“Are you sick?” she asked Her closeness made me more uncomfortable. “I’m not sick. I’m just tired. I need to rest.” I answered. “okay you can start leaving. make sure you take care of yourself” she said feeling concerned. I stood up immediately and was about heading for the door. “wait” she said walking towards me “let me have your number so that I can call to check on you” I didn’t like the idea of giving her my number. What am I suppose to say to her when she calls. she stretched her
phone to me and I collected it. I typed my number and gave her back her phone. ” okay I will call you” she said “I hope you are coming to school tomorrow?” she asked I nodded in affirmation “okay see you then”. I waved at her and left the restaurant immediately




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