Written by Princess Juliet
Friend or foe
I woke up to find myself alone in the room
I ru-bbe-d my eyes while sitting up on the be-d
I glanced at the wall clock, it was 8:00
Oh Max! Why didn’t you wake me
I jo-lted up from the be-d and rushed into the bathroom to freshen up
I returned to the room and frowned when I saw Max arranging his books in his bag
Good morning! he greeted while grinning
Why didn’t you wake me? I fired at him
Do I look like an Alarm clock?
You are so impossible! I remarked
he slung his backpack across his shoulders and walked out of the room…
I dressed hurriedly in the white go-wn Chase bought for me, gr@bb£d my back pack and headed to the sitting room ….
Good morning mom! I greeted my mom who was seated alone in the sitting room
Morning! how was your night? she asked
Fine! …. see you later . I bade and scurried out of the house…..
I flagged down a taxi and got into it
Delgado music school! I called and the driver nodded before driving off ..
We soon got to the school and the driver parked in front of the hvge gate
I paid him off after alighting and dashed into the school compound…..
I sighed in relief when I met no teacher in the clas-s
The clas-s was so noisy as almost everyone was talking about Nick ‘s concert
I sp©tted Loretta seated alone at the back of the clas-s
What is wrong with her? I wondered
I walked towards her
Good morning! I greeted while sitting beside her
She looked at me and sighed
Are you alright? I stared at her
She shook her head
What is wrong? I probe-d
I really want to go to Nick’s concert but I have no means
Is that why you face is so gloomy?
What if we go together? You know we can both go over to my house after school . I suggested
She beamed happily
Oh candy! I love it that way
We hurried to our seats when the teacher walked into the clas-s
Good morning Clas-s! the teacher greeted and soon began teaching
Will Chase be driving us there? Loretta asked in whispers
Oh Candy, I really can’t wait
I smiled ………
I sat on the be-d while watching a Nick’s fan show on the television
his fans were all talking about his concert…
Oh I almost forgot about his concert tonight …..
I sighed in frustration
I don’t care about Nick or his concert, all I want is my Chase
Why is it so ha-rd for him to love me? Why?
I picked up my phone from the be-d and dialled his number
It rang but he did not pick
What the hell Is wrong!
I dialled it again and he picked on the second ring
hi Chase! I greeted
Kira! how are you? he asked . his voice was hoarse , was he Just waking up?
I am fine
Why the call ,do you have something to tell me?
Erm…erm I just wanted to ask if you would be going to the concert. I stuttered
Yeah. he drawled
Can we go together?
I am sorry Kira that won’t be possible
Can we hang around some other time?
Sure. he replied and ended the call…..
I toss my phone to the wall in anger
Why is he always trying to push me away? Why is he always ma-king me cry?
I put on a robe and headed downstairs
I scoffed when I saw the driver seated alone in the sitting room
Good morning ma’am! he greeted while standing
What are you doing here? Aren’t you suppose to wait outside?
Erm .. your father asked.. erm me to wait here. he stuttered
Why will….. I stooped when a realisation hit me , I was talking to the bit-ch father
So you are the so called father of Candace
he looked startled for some moment, and then composed himself
Did She offend you In anyway?he asked
How can a low life like her offend me. I retorted
Then what did she do? he probe-d
She stole my man from me . I yelled
Who? not my Candy! She can never do that. he defended
Do you want to loose your Job?
he stared at me without uttering any word
Do you? I yelled
he shook his head negatively
Good! Then warn your daughter to stay away from Chase. I threatened and walked into the kitchen
Ma’am Kira plea-se don’t don’t be too ha-rd on me . I heard him say
They are just bunch of lowlifes ……
I sat up on the be-d after the call with Kira
I really felt bad declining her request, but there was nothing I could do.
I went throu-gh my phone and smiled when I saw a text from Candy
I cli-cked on it and re-ad it
“Good morning baby! I know you are still slee-ping, call me as soon as you re-ad this message..
I dialled her number and she picked it up immediately
Don’t tell me you are just waking . She queried
Is that how to greet?
Oh my bad! Good morning Mr Delgado
how are you? Are you in clas-s? I asked rushingly
Sure. the teacher just left the clas-s.
Good! I remarked
Loretta will be ri-ding with us to the concert, is that okay by you?
Who is Loretta?
She is my friend, the one you met that day.
Fine! If she is your friend then it is okay by me
Thanks baby. She appreciated
I will be at your place by Six. I informed and ended the call…
At last! Loretta exclaimed as the last teacher of the day walked out of the clas-s
I looked at her and smiled
I shove my books into my bag and she did the same too
Can we go now? She asked while sliding her backpack across her shoulders
I was about standing when I felt someone tapped me
I turned to look and met the gaze of barbie
What do you want? I frowned
Erm .. I overheard both of you talking about the concert. Can I tag along?
hell no! I screamed
Why? She pouted
Because I don’t want you too
She glared at me and hissed before leaving …
What a confused soul!
I flagged a taxi and we both hopped in
“behind diamond block. I called and the driver drove off
Loretta kept on chattering throu-ghout the drive
I smiled as my mind drifted off to Chase , I was alre-ady missing him…
The driver st©pped in front of my house
I paid him after we alighted
Is this really where you stay? Loretta asked staring at the house
It is….. beautiful. She remarked
I pushed the door opened and we walked in .
I met Max alone in the sitting room,he was busy with his as-signment
Max! I called
he looked at me and then at Loretta
Who is she? he asked staring at her
She is my friend. I replied
he sm-irked and continued with his as-signment
I dragged Loretta with me as we headed to the room
I brou-ght out a black go-wn from my wardrobe and placed it on the be-d
I was about pu-lling off the white go-wn when Loretta st©pped me
Are you trying to change into the black go-wn? She asked
But why? the white go-wn is better than the black
I know but I just feel like wearing something different
No Candy ! You look beautiful the way you are
What were you …… she st©pped when a car drove Into the compound
That must be Chase. I announced
Are you for real? Does he know you live in this kind of house?she squee-zed her face
What do you mean by that? I frowned
Nothing. She smiled
Chase! Chase! I heard Max screamed
It is Chase! She jo-lted up from the be-d and scurried out of the room
What just happened?
I brushed my hair and appliedl-ipstick before walking out of the room
I walked into the sitting room and met Loretta Jumping around Chase
hi baby! Chase greeted while walking towards me
Are you alright? he asked
I nodded while meeting Loretta gaze
She stared at us for a while and looked away
What exactly is wrong with her? I wondered……….
Glancing at Loretta throu-gh the rear mirror, she seems to be lost in thought .
I was surprised by her sudden change of behaviour
What exactly is wrong with her? Did I offend her in anyway? I wondered
Candy! Chase called distracting me from my thoughts
I looked at him
Are you alright? he glanced at me
Yes, I sighed
Are you sure?i can drive you back home if you are not feeling alright. he probe-d
I am fine baby! I as-sured while smiling
We soon got to the concert hall and Chase had to wear a disguise so as not to get recognised by his fans
I laughed at him as he wore a hvge dark sun glas-ses with a black face back
How do I look? he asked
You look like my b©dyguard. I grinned
We all got down from the car and Loretta took my hands into hers
I stared at her in surprise
What is with the surprised look? She asked
Nothing. I replied while forcing a smile
We walked past a crowd of journalist waiting outside and i sm-irked when none of them recognised Chase .
The hall was filled up with people. Some carried a banner of Nick , some wore clothes with Nick name of it , others even painted his name on their b©dy .
This is Crazy! I remarked
You can’t really blame them . Chase retorted while looking around
Are you looking for someone? I asked
No, I am looking for a better space .
Can’t we go over to the front? There is no crowd there. Loretta suggested
Can’t you re-ad the warning post? It says out of bound to fans
Oh! She exclaimed
We can go there if you want to. Chase said while looking at his phone
Really? I faced him
Do you want us to?
We had to squee-ze and push to get to the front
This is so so tiring! I remarked
But it is worth it .?Loretta squealed in delight
You can’t go any further. A hvge man on black tried to st©p us
And why can,t we? Chase asked while bending his glas-ses a little
The man eyes wi-de-ned in shock
I am sorry sir Chase , I never knew you were the one ..
It is alright, we just nee-d a place where we can get a clearer view of the stage
Come this way! the man led us to a longer bench at the front corner of the hall
Wow! Loretta exclaimed as we sat down, I can’t believe I Just received a VIP treatment
I felt so lucky to have someone like Chase love me …….
Glancing at my wrist watch, I scoffed
Why is Nick taking so long to arrive? Is he still practicing…. or will he make use of someone Just like he has always used me ?
My phone suddenly beeped , it was a text message from Kira
I cli-cked on it and re-ad it
“hi chase, where are you? Are you alre-ady at the concert?”
I was about texting her back when the hall suddenly bec@m£ rowdy
The shouts of Nick filled the air
Nick! Nick! Nick! the crowd kept on cheering as he walked in
I watched him and smiled
Let see what you have got brother …..
I br@ced up before walking into the hall…
Nick! Nick! Nick! The crowd chanted my name as they cheered me on
Are you alright? My manager asked in whispers
I glanced at him without uttering a word
You can do it Nick. he encouraged
The crowd went wild when I stood on the stage
I waited patiently for them to calm down before I started
Hello everyone! I really appreciate you all for coming to my concert . I greeted while flashing a smile
I love you Nick!
You are my role model!
Ride on! . They kept on screaming
I blew a k!ssand I smiled when I saw some girls trying to catch the invisible k!ss
Crazy! I Muttered
The instrumentalists started pla-ying the instrument
I said a silent prayer before I started singing
I sang Chase favourite song “Only hope”
There is a song that is inside of my soul
It is the one that I have tried to write over and over again
I am awake in this infinite cold
But you sing to me over and over and over again
So I l@ymy head back down
And I lift my head and pray to be only yours
I pray ……… I st©pped when the crowd started booing
Boo! Boo! Boo! They screamed in anger
I dropped the microphone on the floor and stared blankly at them
“plea-se bring back our Nick with the cool voice . Someone shouted
What is with the frog voice ?
What is he even singing?
Is this how my music career will end? I wondered as tears streaked down my face “Get out of the stage! they began throwing things at me”
I tried to run but a strong headache suddenly hit me
Aarrrgh! I gro-an ed while holding my heads but they continued booing
My head started spinning and my vision bec@m£ blurred
I tried calling for my manager but it was too late
I felt my self going down
I landed on the floor with a heavy thud and immediately blacked out
The whole hall was in an uproar as everyone ran helter skeltar when Nick slumped
I jo-lted up from the bench and ran as fast as I could to the stage
“You can’t come up here. his manager tried to block me
I held him by the collar and pushed him away
Nick! I called while running towards him
I bent down and held him to me
“You can’t do this Nick, plea-se open your eyes. I pleaded as tears rolled down my eyes”
Call the ambulance, someone plea-se call the ambulance. I yelled but everyone kept on taking pictures
Damn! I cursed
I checked his pulse and sighed in relief when I noticed he was still breathing
Some plea-se call the ambulance. I yelled again
I have done that, They are alre-ady on their way. his manager informed
Nick! plea-se stay with me, plea-se stay with me ……;