My mind as a teenager
I st©pped crying but refused to open the
door. I prayed silently that she should leave
before I use some cold words on her.
She st©pped knocking. I didn’t hear her voice
again. About five-six minutes later,I heard a
knock on the door to my room. I couldn’t
come out because I didn’t know if it was
Vivian’s plot to get me out of the bathroom.
Vivian: Rose,am leaving o. Your brother said
that you’re nee-ded downstairs. I’ll come back
I had to sound good so she won’t suspect I
was avoiding her.
Me: Nne,am purging.
Vivian: Eiyaa. You would have told me earlier
than keeping quiet. Mind what you eat inugo
Me: Thank you. Greet your mum for me.
I heard the door close. I said a quic-k prayer
and turned on the shower and let the water
calm my nerves. I c@m£ out of the
bathroom,dressed up and went downstairs.
The rest of the week went by immediately
and before I knew it,I was on my wat back to
school,with dad on the wheel and me,just
He loved taking me to school at the beginning
of a new clas-s.
The journey was a smooth one.You will agree
with me that travelling in a public transport is
nothing compared to travelling in pri-vate
Daddy didn’t waste time in my school. He
dropped me,went throu-gh the normal ritual of
giving me words of advice and most
importantly,my pocket money before driving
off. Before he took off,I had told him that I
won’t be coming home till after ss2. He didn’t
agree with me at first,but after I reminded
him of how my uncle takes care of me,he
reluctantly agreed but also promised that
they won’t fail to come and see me during
the visiting days.
Ss2 was a tough clas-s. I made up my mind
not to let anyone come between my books
Lawrence tried on so many occasions to get
me to talk to him. I was reluctant at first but
after I realised that he only wanted us to be
friends, I gave up fighting his friendsh!p. He
bec@m£ my first official male friend. I told
him my love story and he said that Ebuka
was lucky to have me. I felt the jealousy in
those words but I didn’t let them last long on
Rumour started going round that Lawrence
and I were now a couple. Lawrence was of
course,very happy but me,I resorted to being
angry with myself for letting Lawrence into
To him,things were going the way he wanted
with or without my cons£nt. Rose against
ss2 students,where was I going to start doing
the convincing? I just had to let everything
Second term c@m£ and it was time to hand
over posts to us since the ss3s will be
commencing waec soon. Lawrence was
made the labour prefect while I was made the
prayer prefect. I wasn’t happy. The post was
a small and stress free one but still,I didn’t
My clas-smates were all congratulating me.
To them,I would be the closest to the school
priest and the principal which would put me
in their good books.
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