The loud sound of my alarm jerked me awake. I was just having the most interesting dream ever. As soon as my eyes finally opened, I realized I was still surrounded by my books, and my final paper would be starting in the next 45mins, and yet I have not covered all I have to cover. I grabbed my tooth brush with a speed so amazing I wondered if it flew into my hands. I hurried to the bathroom, quickly had my bath, and hurried out to dress up. I still debated whether to apply make-up or not. Hurriedly, I grabbed my Kajal, did a quick swipe with it below my eyelids – that was going to be my only make-up for today, I thought to myself.
Now it’s time to revise, where is Tinu when I need her the most (She rants most times about all she has read shortly before the exam, and most times what she says sticks)? I did a quick glance through my jottings, revised formulas, learnt more definitions, den proceeded to pray.
I silently walked into the examination hall, and took my seat (in front of the invigilator). I quietly said a prayer, and started filling out the needed details on my Answer Script. The question paper came next, and immediately I saw it, I burst into a fit of laughter. Everyone around me thought something was wrong, because they were already complaining about how difficult the question was, and here I was laughing after seeing the question.
I raised my pen with such poise you will wonder if I had all the answers crammed already. I wrote SOLUTION TO QUESTION 1 as a heading, and started writing all that I knew. I followed that pace till I got to the 4th question. In all honesty, I had not even flipped through that part at all, and had no idea what to write there. Just like my eyes knew how badly I wanted to sleep, they started coming together. I struggled for a while to keep them open, but I lost the battle to them.
I slept right there and then in the exam hall, and even had a dream. In my dream, I was taken back to the class when the lecturer was taking the topics in question 4. Just like I was been taught again. And immediately the lecture finished in my dream, I woke up with a start, picked up my pen, and wrote like I have never written.
When the exam was over, most of my course mates complained about how terrible the questions were. I dared not say anything, because I know how much they will detest me if they get to know how much I wrote in the hall. I just told anyone that asked me how it went that, ‘we give Glory to God’.
The results came out and I was the best student in my level as regards that course. Till date, I know not what led to me sleeping, and how I came top, but I know of one thing, that I did not write that exam alone. Someone extremely divine must have written it with me.