(Ãnd the strãnge maidën)
By: Faith Lucky
Mom smiled as I said those words and hugged me tight.
“Thank you so much Xavier.” She beamed enthusiastically.
“It’s okay mom.” I said and smiled lightly.
“Hera dear, would you like to go with me to the Maddox mansion?” Emily asked with a smile as she got dressed.
“Really? You’d take me there?” I asked enthusiastically.
“Yeah. That’s if you’d go with me.” She smiled and packed her in a tight bun.
“I’d love to!” I smiled ecstatically.
“Alright. Let’s go.” She said and stared at me.
“But can I go dressed like this?” I asked as I stared at the strange clothes Emily had wore for me early this morning after breakfast.
“What’s wrong with it? It’s perfectly okay.” She smiled and took in my appearance.
“Okay, let’s go.” I smiled and we both left the room.
A silent wow escaped my lips as I stared around the big but what I still find difficult to call a house.
Before coming, we had entered a strange looking long — something like a house, but Emily had called it a bus.
Now, as I stared at this very huge and magnificent house before me, I was left awestruck.
What kind of a house is this?
Even in the palace at Marazona isn’t
I looked around the compound my eyes caught with about four to five small- like house. But it looked rather different from the houses I’ve seen.
And also, I had seen countless of this small houses on the road.
But why would a house move?
This is really so strange but yet, fascinating.
“Ma’am Emily, what exactly are those?” I asked curiously and pointed at where the small houses where.
“Oh! Those are cars. Just like the bus we had entered, that’s a car.” She explained with a smile.
“Really? A car? What’s a car?” I asked, perplexed.
“You ask too many questions Hera. A car is a four-wheeled vehicle that moves on the road and carry a little number of people to wherever they’re going.” She explained.
I mouthed an oh because I was still a little bit confused but I didn’t want to ask any questions further.
Emily held my hands and walked further into the compound.
She got to the door and pressed something on the door. Just immediately, the door opened revealing a beautiful girl with a smile on her face.
“Oh! You’re here Emily.” She smiled and opened the door wider for us to go in.
“Hi Ella.” Emily said as we
“You’re just in time to get ready to prepare lunch.
Ma’am Jenny just stepped out for a while.” She said further and joined us in walking inside the house.
I looked around the house and my jaw dropped in amazement.
The sight in front of me was something I’ve
Oh my! I don’t even know the right words to use to describe this beautiful inside of the house.
I was awed as I looked around while Emily and Ella chatted.
My gaze suddenly fell on the television but this one was bigger than the one I had broken at Emily’s.
It was wider and it was hung beautifully on the wall.
The television was on and it was showing whatever strange things I didn’t know.
I didn’t seem frightened seeing people on it like I was at first when I saw them at Emily’s.
But suddenly, what I think is a male person suddenly showed up.
The male was beautiful and so cute, I’ve never seen a more beautiful person.
The male had what looked like a sweet in his lips and had a huge smile on his face.
He smiled at me while I smiled back. He winked at me and I felt my face heat up.
I winked back and laughed lightly.
Emily was done with whatever she was supposed to do and it was time for us to go.
We said bye to Ella while she waved at us in return.
“Let’s get some things at the grocery store.” Emily said as we walked out of the compound.
I nodded my head even though I don’t know what she meant by the *grocery store*.
As we made to enter what I think is the grocery store, I bumped into somebody.
“I’m sorry.” I said and tried to pick what fell from the persons hand but the person beat me to it.
The person took the gaze to stare at me and my eyes nearly fell off.
This was the beautiful male I had seen on the television a while ago.
“Male? You really exist don’t you?” I asked in amazement.
He creased his eyebrows and stared at me like I’ve gone insane.
“Do you know me?” He frowned and poked his chest.
“Yes. And you know me too.” I smiled lightly.
“How?” He asked.
“You were the beautiful male that smiled and winked at me from the television!”
(Ãnd the strãnge maidën)
By: Faith Lucky
I stared at the girl that I’ll rather call — a lunatic.
“Don’t you know me beautiful male? Oh my! You look so beautiful in reality!” She enthused and started touching me all over my body.
“What the hell! Get your filthy hands of me! Who the hell are you?” I rasped angrily and yanked her hands away from my body.
“Why are you grumpy? Don’t you know me?” She asked and batted her eyelashes innocently.
“I’m sorry mister, pardon her insolence.” A woman — whom I guess is her mother, said with a small smile.
“But seriously, you’re so cute!” She — I mean the crazy girl, smiled dreamily.
“Let’s go now Hera. It’s getting late already and you don’t want to get into trouble with this young mister.” The woman whispered softly to the girl.
I huffed and looked at the crazy girl who had a smile on her face.
The woman turned and pulled the girl away.
She smiled and waved at me but I scoffed and rolled my eyes.
“Xavier!” I heard my name and turned and saw Delaney walking towards me.
She had actually went to the car to get a bottle water.
I turned and saw the girl trying to turn but her mother dragged her and they were both out of sight.
“Who was that?” Delaney asked as she got to where I stood.
She peeped — trying to see if she could see the girl that was already out of sight.
“No one important. Just a crazy girl that perhaps just left the asylum.” I shrugged plainly and started towards where the car was parked.
“I didn’t get to see her, but she looked rather familiar.” She sighed as she continued to look at the direction were the woman and the girl had passed through.
“Let’s go already okay?” I grumbled.
Delaney trailed behind me and carried one of the shopping bags from me.
When Emily and I were leaving, I heard a voice that sounded like Delaney’s.
I wanted to turn to have a look but Emily dragged me away.
Was it just in my imagination or what?
But I know I clearly heard her voice call out to that beautiful male.
But was I hallucinating?
And that cute male, he looked so beautiful that he looked like he wasn’t real — but he was.
At least, I touched and felt him.
I’ll love to see him again.
But he didn’t look please to see me. But he had smiled and winked at me and I’m sure I wasn’t hallucinating.
He really did smile and winked at me and he was still the same male I had seen on the television.
Argh! I’m so confused!
“Why did you behave like that in front of that mister?” Emily scolded as she prepared dinner.
“How did I behave?” I asked and rolled my eyes.
“Really?” She huffed and stopped chopping the onions and turned to look at me.
“Are you really asking me that? You know how you behaved and you know it wasn’t proper especially to a stranger.” She queried.
“I was just being excited seeing someone I saw on TV in reality.
He even smiled and winked at me and I was happy to see the beautiful male.” I shrugged perfunctorily.
“Eish! You’re so hard to deal with. But don’t do that again huh?
Here isn’t your planet where you can hug and talk friendly with anyone you see.” She admonished.
“How was the outing Delaney?” Xavier’s mom squealed enthusiastically and held my hands.
I smiled shyly at her and bent my head.
“Xavier dear, hope you were nice to her?” She beamed and smiled at Xavier who just rolled his eyes and shook his head.
“Hope you’re happy that I went out with your sweet Delaney?” He asked sarcastically.
“Don’t be jealous okay? Anyways, thank you for taking Delaney out.” Xavier’s mom smiled and patted his shoulder.
“Yeah. And please mom, tell one of the maids to please get me a glass of cold juice and the pizza in the fridge.” Xavier sighed and started towards the stairs.
“Okay son!” His mom called after him.
“Let’s go Delaney, you have a lot to tell me.” She enthused and held my hand.
My room door opened and my two best friends walked in smiling.
They both had short dresses on but they look hot in it.
My name is actually Brielle and I have a clique comprising of, Brianna, Blair and I.
We are known as the B3 because of our names.
We are very close and best friends — we’ve been friends since our middle school days.
We don’t take trash with any students and we put students in their right place if they try to mess up with us.
Students call us pretty bullies but we don’t give a damn.
We just kinda find joy in taunting and making of students we don’t like, especially the naive and nerdy ones.
Gosh! I hate those set of people.
Well, we are pretty and from wealthy homes and people say we are proud. But that’s their own cup of cold coffee.
They can’t say nonsense to our faces because they’re scared of us and that’s what we like — for students to be scared of us.
And also, we are one of the classiest students in school.
“Hi Brielle.” Brianna smiled and sat beside me my bed.
“Hi.” I replied perfunctorily and sipped from my wine.
“You look lost in thought. Care to share?” Blair asked and sat opposite me on a stool.
“I’ve been thinking about that new student — Delaney.” I sighed and sat properly on the bed, with my full attention on them.
“Wait, that new student that follows Xavier like his shadow?” Brianna scoffed.
“Yeah, right.” I nodded my head.
“And what did that lowlife do to you?” Blair asked.
“Nothing.” I shrugged.
“Then why are you thinking about her?” Brianna asked.
“I don’t like her. She behaves as if she’s a queen because she’s close to Xavier.
I know she probably feels like a god because she’s close with the almighty Xavier.” I scoffed.
“Exactly! I despise that girl!
She’s just too close to Xavier for my liking.” Blair hissed irritably.
“She glues to him like a second skin. She follows him to school, to the cafeteria and they even go home together. She’s worst than Chelsea. I’ve been trying to get that ugly Chelsea off my list. And she shows up??” I huffed angrily.
“I heard from somebody saying that she lives with Xavier in the same mansion!” Blair huffed while I stared disbelievingly.
Wait, tell me this is a lie.
I didn’t hear her correctly.
“What?” Brianna yelled angrily.
“I wonder who she is to him.” Blair sighed.
“Perhaps, a maid.” I scoffed and scrunched my face in disgust.
“I really want to taunt and make fun of her. She acts innocent whereas, she’s not.
She’s pretending to look naive so as to get attention and pity from Xavier and other students.” I said, with so much anger.
“And come to think of it, it’s been long since I made fun of a student.” I smirked.
“But Brielle, why exactly are you pissed with this Delaney? She didn’t wrong you, did she?” Blair asked and stared intently at her.
“What do you mean Blair? I don’t like her and for that, she’s on my bad book.
It’ll feel so nice seeing her greatly humiliated because of her stupid and faux innocence.” I snapped.
“Don’t you think it’s a bad idea to taunt or harm her?” Blair asked.
“Are you seriously taking sides with that girl?” I flared up.
“No, I’m just trying to make you see reasons not to do anything stupid to her.” Blair shrugged and chung down the whole quantity of wine.
She exhaled and licked her lips.
“Don’t mind her Brielle. So, tell us, what do you have in store for her?” Brianna smirked.
“Very good. That’s a good question.” I said and my smirk grew wider.
“Do you really want to know what I intend doing to her?” I asked with a grin.
“Yes.” They both chorused.
Who are this ones again? 🤦
Delaney already has an enemy apart from Chelsea 😮