“Thank you very much dear” I said to him when the car came to an halt in front of my house and Frank came out of it first to open the door for me.
“My humble pleasure” He said.
“Do you wanna come in? ” I asked him.
“Not..now but next time” He replied almost stammering.
“Ok then, so we’ll call it a night now right? ”
“Hmm yeah. See you in school tomorrow” He said and waved at me then he turned to go.
Oh no! He shouldn’t be such a boring boy.
“Frank” I called his name softly and when he turned to me, I hugged him. I’ve been longing for this, I’ve been yearning to touch a guy this perfect. I heard his heart beating too fast or is there anyone beating a drum nearby?
After a while, I disengaged from him and he smiled awkwardly. I waved at him as I watched him walked to his car and soon it drove away.
Aw! He made my first day at school today.I smiled continuously as I walked into the house.
📱 “She’s fine. Thanks”
My aunt hung up her call.
“Paulina! ” She beckoned to me.
“Aunt Bella! ” I exclaimed and embraced her so closely and tightly.
“Yes, it feels so good and I felt so ontop of the world aunt” I said..almost crying. She pulled me closer to herself again and patted me on my back.
“I told you it was the best option, didn’t I? ”
“Yes, you did” I responded and as I let the tears flowly down my cheeks.
“Come on, you don’t have to cry” My aunt said and wiped off the tears, I smiled as she did so.
“When you weren’t around, your mom called to ask of your welfare.I’m sure she’ll be very happy when she finds out that things didn’t remain the same” My aunt said.
“I’ll try to put a call to her before I sleep off” I said.
“Ok good.Now come and have dinner. It’s the little celebration we can have now” Aunt Bella said and I nodded happily.
After having dinner, I went to my room to pull off my uniform and have a shower before changing into night wears then read some novels overnight, the novels Frank gave to me.
I layed on my bed horizontally and brought the books out of my bag.., Just then my phone rang.
Unknown number? How could it be? I already deleted most people’s phone numbers b’cos I was beginning a new life.
📱 “Hello” I said into it, after picking it up.
“Hello paulina” 📱 The caller said, it was a male and the voice
📱 “Yeah, hello. Who am I into? ” I asked.
“You deleted my number? ” 📱 He asked.
Oh now! I think I know who it is..
“Freddie” 📱 He said.
📱 “Okay” I responded sheepishly.
“I visited your home but your mom told me you travelled somewhere really far.. ” 📱
“You couldn’t even tell me Paulina, you should have told me you would be leaving Dream High School” 📱 He said.
📱 “Why do I need to? ”
“So you still don’t care about me Paulina?” 📱
📱 “Never have i” I replied, rolling my eyes as if he could see me.
“Where do you stay now and how is your new school over there? ” 📱 He asked.
📱 “Oh Freddie, these questions you are asking me, you actually don’t need answers to them” I said.
“You’re still hurting me” 📱 he said.
📱 “You are hurting yourself Freddie” I said already fed up of the boring dialogue.
“I’m the only one who likes you, are you supposed to pay me back this way for liking you this much? ” 📱He said.
📱 “And for your information; here in my school and where I stay now, guys are almost dying to see me. . I don’t even need a love alarm to tell me the number of guys that likes me. So good night Freddie, I have something very important to do now. Bye” I concluded and hung up the call.
“So I’ll be starting with Paradise on earth ” I said to myself as I searched out the book.
My phone rang again, I noticed it was the same number that’s just called now, Freddie! I then silenced it. He should please for goodness sake, Free me.
He called Again- Oh my God, I switched the phone off.
My secret, my little big secret.
I had a plastic surgery, I had to.
I wasn’t still ugly five days ago (I had a successful plastic surgery five days ago).
So.. I left Dream high school for good. Do you expect me to stay there and continue to be mocked?
No one wanted to be my friend, not to talk of having a boyfriend. The guys turned me into their mocking – toy, the second lalorona..well except for Freddie; he was different, he never mocked me, he usually say these words ‘Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’and some other beautiful quote which I’m sure were two keep me alright but I wasn’t. Among more than a thousand guys, he was the only one that finds me beautiful. Does that even make sense?
Dream High school has been hell for me, I spend most of my time in the school library because less students were there to make me feel bad – I wasn’t actually the school Liberian.
I couldn’t continue to live that ugly way, Aunt Bella, my mom’s favourite sister brought up the plastic surgery suggestion although I had thought of it often too. My mom agreed without hesitating, I mean whose mother would want to see her grown up daughter have no boyfriend at an adult age of eighteen?
So.. I had the surgery and moved on to live with my aunt because she stays far away from my mom’s place, far away from were I’ve been seen by people. If I didn’t go, people would know recongize and know that I did plastic surgeries. I don’t even want the walls to know about it, it’s my little big secret
I greeted my parents perfunctorily and ate dinner with them kinda hastily, I couldn’t wait to get to my room and have good thoughts and imaginations about Paulina in my head. I was already having them now but they weren’t as good as I want it.
Paulina hugged me today? It means one day, I’ll be kissing an angel. I smiled to myself but my parents noticed it.
“And what is it? ” My mom asked me.
“Uh, nothing ” I quickly said and drank water.
“So you just smiled without a reason” Dad said.
“Well… I recalled something that happened in school today and it made me smile, I didn’t even know that I did” I said and Dad chuckled.
“How is Angela? ” My mom asked.
Oh Angela, I have almost forgotten about her. Wait a minute, I didn’t even see her before leaving the school.
“She.. She is fine” I said.
“When next will she come here for a sleep over or only to pay a visit? ” Mom asked.
“My birthday” I suddenly said.
“Your birthday? Till then? ” Mom exclaimed.
“Yeah.. I.. I think she has her reasons” I stammered, Good, I was already done with my meal.
“Talking about you and your twin birthday, you need to put a call to Freddie, he doesn’t want the party the way you want it. Go ahead and have an intimate conversation with him and I’ll be expecting a conclusion” Dad spoke.
“Alright Dad” I said
“I’m done, so I’m leaving ” I stood up and went to my room.
📱 “Hello baby Freddie” I said into the phone when it got connected.
“See who is calling me a baby? ” 📱Freddie said.
📱 “Aren’t you? Three minutes means alot” I said.
“Okay Grandpa” 📱 He said and I laughed.
📱 “Oh no no, three minutes is nothing” I quickly said or else Freddie won’t stop calling me a grandpa if I don’t.
He didn’t even say anything. The twin brother I know would have started blabbing.
📱 “Freddie, are you there? ” I asked.
“Oh yeah” 📱 He responded.
📱 ” You sound so unusual, are you ill? ” I asked him.
“No, I’m good ” 📱 He said.
📱 “Oh.. Okay. So Dad told me you want our birthday in another entire way”
“Yeah, I’ll tell you about it when I come home tomorrow” 📱
📱 “Tomorrow? ”
“Yeah, tomorrow. Didn’t Dad tell you? ” 📱
📱 “Didn’t you say next week? ” I asked.
“I had a change of mind. School is boring these days” 📱 He said and I laughed again.
📱 “Ok, see you tomorrow then” I said.
“Yeah, bye Frank. My regards to Mom and Dad” He said then disconnected the call.
He still sounded somehow. Well, whatever the problem is, he is not too young to handle it.
Back to what I want, a bell jingled in my head – Paulina, Paulina.
She is an epitome of complete beauty. I don’t know how it happened but I’m so into her. Did I fall for her at first sight or I fell for her beauty? Whichever one.
Aside, what am I talking about? I have a girlfriend, someone I really love and everyone is expecting the D-day (Our wedding day).
Angela, how could I have almost forgotten about her? Did I use the word ‘Almost’?
I have absolutely forgotten about her but how could I have?
OMG, she would be so mad at me.
I picked up my phone and called her.
📱 “Hello Darling”
“My heartbeat” 📱 she exclaimed.
Wow, she doesn’t even sound upset.
“I’m sorry I didn’t…”
“No problem dear, someone saw you leaving in an hurry. Is anything wrong?” 📱 She asked with her sweetest voice. I’ve missed her.
📱 “Yeah, no.. I mean no” I’m such a big jerk for leaving my girlfriend for another girl.
“Anyways, it’s good to hear your voice before I’ll sleep off. Now I can have a sweet night rest” 📱 She giggled.
📱 “Yeah me too” I said.
“Sweet dreams baby” 📱 She said about to disconnect the call.
📱 “Angela” I called her name before she could do..
“What? ” 📱 She asked.
📱 “I… I miss you” I said. These words escaped from my mouth because I really and truly do. I didn’t even spend much time with her today.
“Aw! So soon and that much? ” 📱 She exclaimed.
📱 “Yeah, I love you very much” I said.
“I love you too Frank” 📱 She said.
📱 ” So..bye dear, sweet dreams” I said.
“I’m sure gonna dream of our wedding day” 📱 she said.
📱 ” Oh really” I laughed and she was laughing too .
📱 “Bye” Bye” 📱
I disconnected the call. I did the right thing? I’ll make sure I make it up to her and spend less time with Paulina. I have a girlfriend for goodness sake!
As usual, my driver drove me to school – we passed by Paulina’s house. A part of me told me to stop by and pick her up. The urge to do so was so uncontrollable to an extent that I had to tell my driver to stop in front of her house -He did.
Wait? What am I doing? Didn’t I say I was gonna spend less time with her b’cos I have a girlfriend?
I have and I really love Angela. Let it sink into my brain.
“Just drive ” I ordered my Driver and he did so.
I got to school early- as always. None of my two girlfriends were around, Darn it! I mean neither Angela nor Paulina is around.
Wait.. Wait, did I just refer Paulina to as my girlfriend? Oh no no!
I began to memorise these words in my head like a verse or an anthem.
‘I have a girlfriend, Angela is my girlfriend..
My one and only, so i shouldn’t be a cheat… ”
“Frankie” I heard an angelic voice called me when I was about to enter the class.
It was Angela, she was coming from the other way.
I smiled at her and wanted to meet her when another Angelic voice called me by the other side. I turned, To see Paulina.
I looked at the both of them at both sides,
Angela coming from my right side and Paulina, by my left side.
Paulina, looking forever beautiful and Angela, pretty as usual.
“Frank” They called my name at the same time.
Holy molly! What should I do?
I watched them as they got closer and soon, I called her name too “Paulina” Then I ran towards her.
She is so beautiful to be resisted.