A teacher for our first lesson of the day came into the class and everything died down.
But occasionally, Tiffany and her friends always glanced at me.
During break, I went out a snack which I could only afford.
As I sat down at the cafeteria table to eat my snacks,a boy slides beside me.
‘Hi…guess you are new here’,he said even before I looked at his face.
I let my gaze meet his and smiled a little although uncomfortable.
I stole a quick glance at him.
He was dark and cute with afro Jerry curl.
He actually looked like a prince.
‘So, what’s your name?’,he asked, looking at me.
I was about to reply when footsteps were heard behind me.
‘Just take a look!
You are already fletting with Jonathan?’, Tifanny asked, coming with her friends.
‘What do you mean by that?’,I asked, confused because I was getting so impatient with her already.
The boy who was Jonathan smiled as he looked at Tiffany.
‘Are you kidding me, Fannie?
Just because we are so close doesn’t mean I can’t talk to other girls…come on,get a grip?’, Jonathan said, amused.
‘You can actually talk with any other girl but not with this thing!’, Tifanny said, referring to me.
I closed my eyes in anger.
What I badly wanted to do was slap her but I held down my anger.
‘Why would you call her a thing?’, Jonathan asked as he looked at me.
Before Tiffany could speak any more provoking word,I stood up and rushed out not listening to the rest of the conversation.
This was how I lived my life till the end of the term when it was time to bring our results
I did marvelously well and took the teacher’s best remark of the term.
Tiffany was disappointed by her teachers who were paid for her exams and she failed.
Mr Wilson was on fire the day he saw our results.
‘Have you seen it?
Have you seen it or not!
Tiffany is just falling ignorantly into your over protective wings.
Just look at their results!
Nnena just bagan schooling there and without the help of expo,she passed all her papers….have you seen it?’,Mr Wilson thundered before going upstairs.
I was in my room, thinking about the harsh treatment I was going to receive from mother and daughter after Mr Wilson will go for work when Tiffany batched into my room in fury.
‘How dare you, Nnena?
How just dare you trying to bring enemity between me and my dad!’,she screamed at me.
This time,I had to defend myself.
I stood up, boldly facing her.
‘I am not bringing enemity to anybody, Tiffany.
It is not my fault that you did not make your father proud.
It is not my fault that you allowed someone else to make him proud’,I said.
Her eyes widened in pure anger.
‘What did you just say?’,she asked and almost immediately,a sound slap followed and landed badly on my left face.
I gasped a sharp air at the pain i felt.
I looked sharply at her, holding my cheek.
‘I will tell you only one thing this night,Nnena.
You can enjoy all this while it last but bear it in mind that you won’t further your education here in my house…in my presence…you are going,Nnena.
Going back to the slums where you belong”,she said in a hard voice and looked at me,then stormed out.
I found tears of anger…tears of determination streaming down my chubby cheeks as I sat back on my bed.
What is life?
The next two years,I entered the next class which was ss2.
Luckily for me,Tiffany’s class was now different.
I happened to be in the same class now as Josh, Tiffany’s brother.
Within the few years, we’ve grown fond of each other.
This further irritated Tiffany.
She accused me of stealing her brother’s attention and taking away her father’s love.
During second term in school ss2,Josh and i began dating secretly.
I was no longer afraid of madam Magret’s threat and her method of starving me after a hectic work in the because I now got all I needed from Josh,my first boyfriend.
By now,I’ve grown into a full woman with every curves at the right places.
By then,I knew what every teenagers supposed to know.
One afternoon,after returning from school,I sneaked into Josh’s room to eat the food he must have kept for me before doing my chores.
Josh was already back from school.
We did not get back together because I had to wait for extra lesson.
He was sitting on the bed, removing his school shirt when I came in, quietly.
‘Why so quiet?”,he asked, smiling at me.
‘Of course I have to be careful…I don’t want any one to see me here in your room…you know what that means,right?
We will be busted and I will be kicked out of this house’,I said, bringing down my bag.
Josh smiled and pulled me closer and making me seat on his laps.
“I will never allow that to happen because I will never know how to do without you.
Do you know you are so beautiful?,he said and I smiled at him.
He brought his head closer and his lips met mine.
That was the fourth time we would be kissing if am not losing count.
We’ve promised each other to abstain from sex till the right time.
Josh and I were lost in our little romance forgetting we did not even lock the door.
He unbuttoned my shirt and pulled off my shirt.
The romance was getting hot when the door suddenly opened wide with no fore warnings and with no sound down the stairs.
I frozed in Josh’s arms.
Am dead…dead for good…..