After handing me sh50,000, he and Sandra went into one of the corners and started a serious make-out session. Standing alone, I was starting to feel awkward when I heard a bang.
The sound came from the corner where Sandra had retreated with her mzungu.
It was Sandraâ€™s mzungu fighting with sandraâ€™s other guy.
The mzungu stood up and tried to hit back at his attacker, but the other guy was strong. Sandra was screaming when the guy turned and gave her a slap that echoed throughout the bar.
It seems someone had notified the Police. They came and picked up the black dude and Sandra.
I began wondering where to sleep.
It was way past midnight, the time Berlin closes. I decided to take my chances with Berlin.
When I got there, the gateman told me to climb over the fence because he didnâ€™t keep the key. How was I supposed to go over? I wondered. I climbed for what seemed like ages and blacked out.
I was dreaming when I woke up with a loud scream. It was raining heavily and someone was shaking me.
â€œWake up, wake up,â€ the stranger kept saying. I woke up and realised I was lying in the compound outside our hall. â€œWhat happened to you?â€ she asked.
â€œI donâ€™t know. I donâ€™t remember how I got here. What time is it?â€ I asked groggily.
â€œIt is 6:15am,â€ she said. â€œMy, you stink. Were you drinking last night.â€ â€œI suppose so. You mean I slept in the grass?â€
â€œYeah and we need to get back inside. Iâ€™m not about to catch a cold.â€
As we approached the entrance, I threw up. â€œWhat is your room number?â€ she asked. I told her and she helped me up the stairs. â€œI think you need a shower first,â€ she said.
She helped me out of my wet clothes and led me to the shower after which she helped me into bed. I woke up hours later feeling weak.
My head was pounding. I slowly got out of bed and drank some water. The next minute, I was running to the toilets to puke. I could not stay up much longer.
I crawled back into bed and tried to fall asleep again. One of my neighbours came over to ask what was wrong.
â€œHello, are you ok? Do you need to see a doctor?â€ she asked, sounding very worried.
As I opened my mouth to speak, I gave off a stale stench of alcohol.
â€œHangover?â€ she laughed a little. â€œYou definitely need lots of water.â€
She poured some into a glass. â€œYou freshers need to take it easy. You will kill yourselves.â€
After about three glasses, I felt better and vowed never to drink again.
My roommates must have come in while I was still asleep. When I woke up, there was a loud rattle of voices. â€œEh, you are finally awake! I heard they found you on the Berlin lawn?â€
Wow! Word had already gone round. â€œWah! That is just a rumour. Where did you hear it from?â€
â€œItâ€™s all over Berlin. Mbu some girl picked you up from the lawn this morning. I think there might have been others who saw you.â€
â€œIt is just that I came in very early this morning, as soon as they opened the gate. I donâ€™t know why people would be saying that?â€
â€œAnyway, my name is Zainab,â€ the girl said. â€œOh, and Iâ€™m Jolene.â€
The rest introduced themselves as Hanifah, Rashida and Fatuma.
The fun that never was