Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 14
SHARING MY PAINS
We heard the bell signaling the end of the break period but we stayed for about 5 minutes before heading to class. When we reached the class most of the students were already in the class, I walked in with my head facing the ground and settled down in my seat, a teacher came in and was teaching, few minutes into the lesson, Elena came in, she sat down but I noticed her gaze was on the red spot where I was punched. After the lesson I took out a novel and started reading it, half way through the novel, I was interrupted by Elena’s voice, what happened to your face she asked me, oh God, why now I thought to myself, nothing I replied not looking her. Seriously, why are you this cold she said to me, but kept quiet, she was about to say something but noticed someone was standing close to her side, hello came the voice of Kelvin, what do you want again, Elena asked looking frustrated. You don’t have to talk to him, I can be your friend if you want he said, well thank you am not interested she replied him then turned her face to another direction, I looked at Kelvin to see that he was very upset, I could tell from the expression on his face that he was finding it hard to be rejected by Elena, no girl in our class will hesitate to follow him around they were just all over him because he was the smartest and the school’s athletic guy in the class but I think Elena was different, this attitude of hers made my heart soften, Kelvin just stared at her for a minute before walking away. Teachers started coming in one by one till the closing hour.
Immediately I heard the closing bell I rushed home incase Kelvin might stop me on my way home. Getting home, only my aunt was at home, I greeted her and was about to go to my room when she called me back, that was when I realized that i had not concealed the red spot on my face, nevertheless I walked to her with my head facing down. What happened to your face? She asked me, nothing ma I replied her. Sit down she told me, I sat down while she said looking at me, I want you to see me as your mother, I may not be able to fulfill the role of your mother in your heart but you can trust and always confide in me anytime you want okay? Okay ma I retorted. So tell me what happened, I then told her about how Kelvin punched me because I laughed in class, also I talked about Elena my seat mate and David my newly acquainted friend.
After listening to my narration she had a bemused expression on her face then she spoke Elena Daniels? The youngest and most famous model in Nigeria, the daughter of Professor Daniels the owner of oil Land Company? Are you insane? Do you know how many people are dying to see her in person? She said excitedly, I have never seen her in person and you are sitting next to her? why are you not talking to her? She asked me but I was silent, are you intimidated by her presence? No ma, I am trying to avoid the rich students in my class, you know they are usually rude and arrogant i said to her. Maybe Elena is different, you just have to give it a try she told me with a reassuring smile, ok ma I retorted, so if you get to school tomorrow and she talks to you don’t be cold to her, if she talks to you answer her, but you should try to minimize the conservation between you guys because of Kelvin, if he bothers you again you tell your teachers understand? Also I think David is not a bad person, you should try to be friends with him, Ok I will try my best I replied her, now go and have your bath so you can eat.