Flower Girl – episode 4

Flower Girl – Episode 4
© Samuel Oyebamiji
Beatrice’s POV
I hurriedly scampered throu-gh the stairs and ran straight to the northern side of the school.
I had seen that Leonard was being dragged and m©l£st£damidst the crowds of student.
I got to the place and I was p@n-ting heavily, I hurriedly went to where Leonard was , his cloth had being torn , I find my way throu-gh the crowds of student and went beside Leonard.
Leonard was bending with his palm on his knee, his uniform had being turn and dirty. They st©pped throwing garbages at him as soon as I went beside him
I bent a little and tried to help him up,I ra-pped my right hand around his n£¢k and helped him out of the crowd
The crowds of student were watching us , I did not know why they st©pped
I helped him to the pri-vate place he took me to some hours ago , I did the exact same thing he did for me then , I bought him a new unifrom for him and told him to rest there before he heads back to clas-s
“ Leonard , what happened ?” I asked him worried look
“ I was just heading to my clas-s when four boys c@m£ to carry me to the midst of some crowds of students , I knew he was s£nt by either the flower boys or the X girls
Gus encouraged the crowd pres£nt to start singing and to throw some garbages at me , some went farther than that and c@m£ closer to me to tear my uniform” He said briefly and lowered his head
“ I’m so sorry Leonard “ I said sympathetically
“ Its alright “ he replied
“ I knew you experince this because of me , what are we gonna do now ?” I asked him looking very worried
“ there is only one option” he replied
“ what is that ?” I asked
“ we are gonna have to beg both the X girls and the flower boys “ He said and look to probably see my face so he can observe my facial expression
“ I can’t even imagine myself begging someone , so ridiculous!” I thought
I watched Leonard as he squ-atted on the floor, I didn’t want him to go throu-gh this again , I’m gonna be left with no choice but to do as he has suggested
“ It’s alright “ I said after a series of silence
“ good , shall we do that now ?” he asked
“ did you know where they are “ I asked
“ yeah, sure , they should be in clas-s now “ He said
“ what clas-s are they ?” I asked
“ the flower boys and the X girls are the only one in their clas-s, the school built for them a separate clas-s” He replied
“ what! Anyways , lets start going “ I said and checked myself if I’m really fit to go to that clas-s
He stood up and he led the way , I walked beside him and we walked to their clas-s.
On getting to the entrance of their clas-s, we saw the X girls inside the clas-s and the flower boys were just coming
We decided to meet with the flower boys first before apologizing to the X girls
“ hey , sorry , we are sorry , st©p punishing us “ I said with no iota of respect to the flower boys as they got to where we are
“ we are so sorry,plea-se pardon us “ Leonard added
“ ha ha ha” Dalton laughed and the other boys smiled
“ I cant believe you can apologize” Gus said
“ well, for me to st©p punishing you guys , you have to do something for me “ Dalton , their leader said
“ what is it ? “ I asked
“ you gonna have to come to our clas-s every morning to sweep itt and clean all the chairs and desk, I’m gonna have to tell the cleaners to st©p working “ Dalton said and watched me intently
“You fool, who the hell did you think you are , you are gonna die like a commoner too someday “ I said and spit at him
“ Dalton raised his hand up like somone that wanted to sl@p me , but Jan the most gentle one among them held him suddenly by his arm and looked at him shaking his head
“ let me teach this daughter of a b**** a lesson
“ Dalton said as he tried to free his hand off Jan
“ I’m not gonna stand here watch you continue to m©l£stthis innocent girl , they c@m£ to applogize, just keep your pride , accept their apology and move on with your life “ Jan said and re-leased Dalton’s hand
“ young boy, wat did you call your name again ?” Jan asked facing Leonard
“ I’m Leonard” Leonard replied
“ and you ?” Jan asked facing me
“ Miranda” I replied
Nice meeting you guys , your apology is accepted , you can now leave
“Thanks Jan “ I said and turned away
Leonard followed and we walked throu-gh the hall way till we dep@rted to our various clas-ses
Dalton’s POV
I watched as Leonard and Miranda left , I felt so ridiculed
“why will Jan behave like that?” I thought
I ignored Jan and entered the clas-s, I was having a very bad day alre-ady , Jan spolit everything for me , I went out of the clas-s without informing my other companions Jack, Gus and Jan
I went to the rest room to relax and cool off my head , I thought of what I could do , I can’t hurt my own brother , Jan , but I must hurt either of Miranda or Leonard
I knew she is a new student , I waited till it was time for the closing time , I went to her clas-s and stood at the entrance of her clas-s watching to see what I can do to m©l£sther
But I saw a different girl entirely, she was joking with one of her clas-s mate , I saw her laughed and her white teeth shows, I saw a perfect b©dy that suits the girl of my dream , I saw her look at the entrance unconsciously as she laughed randomly, she didn’t notice my pres£nce
I was lost in thought , her face looked like that of my beautiful dead mother, her redl-ips glow like a shinning stars , her unifrom was a perfect fitting on her, my b©dy quivered and I wish I can hvg her at that moment , cold sweeps around my b©dy as my heart beat increa-sed in fear of ‘if I’m loving the rude girl I met today’
My feelings are ha-rd to explain because I had never falllen in love before, I had stayed from ladies all my life , Is this love or just a temporary feeling? “ I asked myself
I watched her as she packed her books, she was probably planning to leave the clas-s
I wanna go inside but I do not know how to face her , she might insult me or create a scene there
I saw a familiar person entered her clas-s
It was Jan
“ oh my ! what is Jan doing here “ I asked myself
Jan pas-sed the second entrance to Miranda clas-s
I watched as Jan moved closer to her and they discussed
“ what in the world is Jan discussing with this girl”
Jan left after saying whatever to her in two to three miniutes
I was curious to know what Jan had told her , so I summoned a little courage to go and face her
I was about to stepp in when I saw Leonard entering from the other entrance of the clas-s
“ oh my ! what is all this nons-en-se?, what is this Leonard doing here again ?“ I asked myself
I stylishly turned back hoping that no one will see me
I hid at the entrance and watched Miranda and Leonard
I do not know what they were discussing but I guess either Jan or Leonard is up to something
A feelling of jealousy ovewhelmed me
I couldn’t control it again , I went away from the clas-s and went to the principal’s office
“ hi Flower boy “
“ I’m fine sir and u ?”
“ good , you wanna have some discussions with me “
“ yes sir “
“ I’m all ears “
“ sir , I suspected something strange in this school ?”
“ tell me more boy”
“ some new students who were either oblivious of the school’s rules or chose to ignore it, I saw them together and with the way I studied them, it seems they are d@t!ngsir “ I said
“ the school rules had being s£nt to everyone’s email, claiming to be ignoranmt of the school rules is not an excuse “ the principal replied
“ what are you gonna do now ?“ I asked
“ tell me the names of those students , I’m gonna invite them over to the school panel “
“ good , I do not know the name of the girl they are fllirting with , but I know the guys name , one is my brother , Jan “
“ really ? Jan , your brother , he knows the school rules more than anyone here, why will he ? who is the second person ?”
“ John Leonard “ I replied
“ Good. I’m gonnna work on that, but you said you did not know the name of the girls they are flir-ting with?”
“ yes sir “
“ can you recognize them ?”
“ no sir , I only saw them maybe once or twice , but I see the guys often”
I said that to protect Miranda, I hope that something crazy would happen to Jan and Leonard , then I would be able to express my feelings towards her
“ you can now go , I’m gonna handle it “ the principal said
“ thanks sir “ I said and stood up , I sm-irked wickedly and leave
“ but am I really suppose to do what I just did ?why can’t I control my jealousy , have I gone too far? No. I think I love Miranda , Yes . I love her . I do and I’m not gonna allow anyone have her“ I thought as I walked throu-gh the school hallway down to where my car was parked and drove home
I did not bother waiting for my brothers , they knew I was angry because of what Jan did.
To be continued