(She’s too Perfect)
By: Faith Lucky.
“Damn it! Hurry up, Maxine! Even a snail is fas-ter than you” Tammy rasped as I hurried down the stairs with her school bag.
“I wonder why she keeps acting clumsy” ru-by also glared at me.
Well, I’m not surprised. What do you expect from two sisters with the same characters?
“I’m sorry”,I muttered as I stretched out the bag to Tammy and she rolled her eyes before snatching it from me.
“Are my pretty angels re-ady?” The familiar voice asked and I turned to see their mother climbing down the stairs, looking so pretty as always.
“Yes, mum. I was about coming to your room to k!ssyou” Tammy said with a pout and went to give her a pe-ck.
Well, she was the youngest and tend to behave childish.
Mrs Rosalie glared at me when she got to where I was and I quic-kly took my gaze to the floor.
“Okay, dear. You nee-d to hurry up so you won’t be late. Be careful, okay?” She said sweetly to her daughters and they nodded
“Bye, mum.” ru-by said and started walking out.
“Bye mummy. I’ll get you some small chops on my way back. And I promise to dance for you when I return” Tammy giggled.
“Oh! plea-se ru-by, you and I both know you don’t know how to dance” ru-by said as she walked out the door.
“That’s a lie” Tammy pouted and their mother laughed.
“Don’t mind your sister. You’re a perfect dancer, okay?” She tried petting her.
“And what’re you staring at??” She snapped at me and I gulped nervously and started walking out of the house, my school bag hung on my right hand.
I got out to the parking lot and met ru-by alre-ady seated in the black jeep, operating her phone.
I tried going in, but she st©pped me.
“And what do you think you’re doing?” She asked with a glare.
“I’m not re-ady to share the car with you today, okay? So, find your way” she snapped and took her eyes back to her phone.
Oh God! Not again.
Tammy showed up immediately.
“Hm” she scoffed and rolled her eyes at me before going into the car as well.
“But…how do I get to school? I don’t have any money on me” I said and they laughed.
“Well, that’s your problem; not ours” Tammy sm-irked and shut the door and the driver took off immediately.
I itched my head and watched pathetically as they left. What do I do now? Am I really going to walk to school today again? But the distance is so long. I’ll definitely be late for clas-ses.
I took in a de-ep breath and having no other choice, I started walking out of the compound.
Want a little introduction?
Well, I’m Maxine Daniels.
19 years old and an orphan. Yeah – my parents died a long time ago and since then, I’ve been f0rç£d to live with my uncle and his family since they were the only relatives I knew.
The cause of my parents death still remains a mystery as they were both found dead in the early hours of the morning and I’m yet to receive anymore news.
My father was a wealthy business tycoon, but when he died, his brother – my uncle – took everything away.
Well, it was actually stated in my father’s will that he willed everything to him and till [email protected]£, I still don’t know why. I mean, I’m his only child, yet he didn’t leave any of his properties or a little [email protected] of his wealth for me. And now, I have to depend on my uncle and live as a slave.
Anyway, I just decide to go on with life. I mean, as long as there’s life, there’s hope, right?
I got out to the road and continued walking.
Gosh! I was so tired alre-ady. I wish I had a cab fare. I can’t believe I’ll be late for clas-ses again.
After a long walk, I [email protected]£ across a billboard that gr!pp£dmy attention and I st©pped to take a proper look at it.
On it was boldly written:
WHO WILL BE THE STAR DANCER?
I smiled as I stared at it.
Hmm. The Star Dance Competition.
It was one of the greatest dance competitions coming up in a few days time and people from different countries were actually coming to [email protected] The winner becomes a model and a diva and her life will sure change forever.
Its a pity I wouldn’t be able to [email protected] because:
First, I can’t afford the registration fee.
And second, my uncle and his wife will never allow me to [email protected] But I heard they’ve registered Tammy alre-ady.
Hm it’s quite a pity, though. It’d have been a perfect opportunity to [email protected] talent.
I shook my head and continued walking.
Well, if there’s one thing you should know about me is this – I was made from dance. Like…it’s a spirit that can never leave me. I can’t stay close to a music without dancing to it. It drives me crazy at times and sometimes, I wonder why I was made like that. Its incredible.
I [email protected]£ across a newspaper vendor and my eyes caught the sight of a catchy headline:
POPULAR DANCER -NOAH SIGMUND – RETURNS TO NEW YORK FROM HIS TRIP.
Oh! I paused and [email protected]
Noah was back?? Hm. I’m pretty sure he returned with his brother.
Wow! I had no idea he was returning today.
Well, Noah was the first son of Mr Sigmund – who was the owner of the Star Dance Organization
He had a twin brother – Rex – although, they weren’t identical and Noah was the cutest – everyb©dy admits to that.
He’s actually a talented dancer and had won in the World Best Competition which made him popular. He’s actually my role model cause his dance steps were incredible and I wonder if I’ll ever get a chance meet him so I could tell him how amazing he was.
Well, I’m pretty sure I can only meet him in my dreams.
I shook my head and laughed and continued on my long way to school.
“Oh!! My little boys are home!!” Mum exclaimed as I walked into the house with Rex behind me.
I smiled and received the [email protected] she was alre-ady offering.
“Good morning, mum” I beamed
“Oh, my prince charming. You’re looking more handsome!” She held my cheeks and said and I chuckled.
“Nice to see you, mum.”
“Yeah – and I guess I’ll have to come last” Rex muttered from behind and left me to go to him.
“Oh, Rex! Come on; you know you’ll always be my little prince”, she beamed and k!$$£d him, but he didn’t smile or react.
“Come on; what’s wrong? Won’t you give me a smile, at least?” Mum cooed and he just sighed
“Nice seeing you again, mum. I think I’ll really be nee-ding a cool shower” he said bluntly and took the stairs, leaving mum astonished.
“Noah, what’s wrong? Are you two having issues?” She asked, her right hand at akimbo.
“Its his problem,,mum. His loss” I scoffed angrily and she flin-ched.
“We can talk about it later, okay? But for now, I nee-d to rest” I cut her off, calmly tho and she sighed.
“Okay, then. Anyway, your father’s on his way home alre-ady. You nee-d to get re-ady cause he’s coming to have a big meeting with you” she laughed as she helped me with my bu-ttons.
“What meeting?” I asked, alre-ady feeling tired.
I’m seriously not re-ady for one of his arguments.
“Well…I think it has to do with you getting married” she shrugged and I furrowed my brows in dismay.
“What? Don’t tell me he’s still into that. Mum…”
“Well, its just a guess, Noah. Okay? I’m not really sure. I just think that’s his reason. But don’t worry, he doesn’t have a wife yet” she win-ked at me and I rolled my eyes, tiredly.
“Come on. I’ll accompany you to your room” she held my hand and said and started leading me to the stairs.
“So, how’s the dance competition coming up…?” I asked along the way, trying to bring up more conversations.
By: Faith Lucky.
The road to school was a very long one and I felt like crying.
And I wasn’t even getting close yet.
“Maxine!” I heard someone call from behind and tiredly turned to have a look.
“Pablo!” I beamed as he scuttled to where I was, holding a box of pizza.
“Little pretty girl” he laughed.
That’s what he always calls me.
“Good morning” I greeted, stealing sometime to rest.
“Yeah – hey, why are you walking around? Shouldn’t you be in school?” He asked and I itched my head.
“Uh…actually, I’m on my way to school” I replied.
“Huh? Don’t tell me your sisters left you behind again?”
“Well…?” I shrugged and he shook his head
“Well, it’s your lucky day. Come on; I’ll give you a ride” he said and my eyes beamed.
Ah! Thank goodness.
“Thank you so much” I said hopefully and followed him to his car.
Might be wondering how I got to know him?
Well, he owns a clas-sic bar and I go there on most occasions to dance – yeah. I entertain his customers by dancing on stage and in return, I get paid. Well, just so you know, my uncle doesn’t really care much about my educational fees and in most cases, I tend to provide for myself. And this semester has been the worst. He hasn’t paid a dime from my fees and the principal’s alre-ady threatening to kick me out.
Plus, I’ve got books to buy and also nee-d a new school bag and pair of shoes. The one I’m currently having can make a blind man laugh.
So, Pablo offers me an opportunity to make little money from him by dancing in his bar and get paid. And despite the fact that my family’s warned me to st©p dancing, I’ve got no option but have to do it.
“So, how was your night?” Pablo asked as we set out on the road.
“Well…same as always -I guess” I shrugged.
“When will your family ever change towards you, Maxine?” He asked, disappointedly.
“Anyway, will you be coming over to the bar today? I’ll be having lots of customers and perhaps, you might be interested?”
“Okay. What time?” I asked.
“Let’s say…when you’re done from school. What do you think?”
“Hmm. I think that’ll be perfect. I’ll sure be there. Thanks”
“It’s nothing, little pretty girl. Just make sure you come in time, okay?”
And we continued the ride smoothly.
I tied the white towel around my [email protected]!st after taking a long sweet bath and decided to return to the room.
I couldn’t wait to eat and get some sleep.
I retuned to the be-droom and surprisingly, met dad on the be-d.
Oh! He’s back.
“Dad!” I called warmly and budged forward.
“Son! How was your trip?” He asked, a little coldly.
Well, I’m really not surprised. That’s just the kind of person dad is. He’s very strict.
“Urgh..it was plea-sant, of course. Thanks. I’m glad to see you”.
“Same here. I’m more than happy you’ve returned.”
He paused and beckoned on me to sit next to him and I did.
“So…Wat’s up, dad? Mum told me you wanted to have a meeting with me” I laughed at the end and he smiled.
“Your mother Can never keep a secret, huh? Anyway, yes. I wanna have a discussion with you. And it’s about the company, Noah.
“I nee-d you to gain possession of it, but first, you nee-d to get married” he said and I rolled my eyes.
Geez! I guess mom was right afterall.
“Married?” I scoffed.
“And why do I nee-d to get married?”
“Because I wouldn’t want you squandering your money aimlessly when you take over. In a situation where you have too many women controlling you, you lose focus and put the company at risk. So, I want you, Noah, to get married and settled with one woman before I can trust my company to you. And I’d suggest you do it pretty fast cause time is not on your side.” He explained, ma-king it sound more ridiculous.
“This is not possible, dad. I’m not re-ady to get married!”
“Well, listen to me” he reduced his voice to a mutter.
“If you don’t do it, I’ll be f0rç£d to give it to your brother cause I’m sure he’s more than willing to get married for the company. Think wisely, son.”
And he stood up.
“I’m giving you two weeks” he said.
“Just two weeks to find a wife of your choice and bring her to me. And if you’re unable to find a wife by then, the company and everything will go to your brother”.
And with that, he left the room, leaving me gob sma-cked.
Crazy dancer Episode 1 & 2