My mind as a teenager
I raced downstairs and into the kitchen. She
was alre-ady done so I just decided to keep
her company. Some minutes later,mum
walked into the kitchen.
Mum: Rose,your dad just finished speaking to
your uncle about our decision to get you
enrolled into another school.
Ella; Did he give his cons£nt?
Mum: He refused at first. Saying that Rose is
a bright student but your father had to give
him your reasons and he had no reason to
Ella and I heaved sighs of relief. Uncle was a
very difficult man.
Mum: He also complained about your result.
Me: Did I fail?
Mum: No. But you were moved to “C” clas-s.
Ella: I knew I wouldn’t do well. I just lost it
I wanted to cry and shout at Lawrence but
recalling that mum and dad alre-ady agreed to
my request,I consoled myself.
Mum: Its okay. I’m even glad you’re out of
the school. You nee-d to write waec close to
home,maybe where Ella wrote hers.
Me: Thank you mum.
Ella: Thank you mum.
Mum: You’re welcome girls. Hurry up with
the dishes and go to be-d.
She said and left almost immediately.
Me: Sister,thank you very much for talking to
Ella: That’s why I’m here nah. To be your
There can be no sister like Ella. She’s the
best thing that has ever happened to me. Till
this day,she makes sure I lack nothing. She’s
always re-ady to fight anyb©dy who would try
to make her single a tear out of my eyes.
We hvgged each other and finished up with
cleaning the plates before we left for our
That night,I couldn’t sleep. I was happy.
I would turn on one side this second and in
the other,I’ll face another side. At a point,I
started praying,asking God to help me make
better friends in my new school.
I woke up very early the next morning. I
always wake up early when that day is the
beginning of something different or new. I
started doing the house chores and using
that opportunity to wake everyb©dy. I went
into mum’s room and greeted her and as a
response,she handed me that very Nokia
phone I had stolen from her. I thanked her
and made to leave before she st©pped me
and gave me a new MTN sim card(then,there
was nothing like registering of sim cards).
I quic-kly left the room and ran to our
I cried. That phone brou-ght back memories
of my short moment of happiness with
After a while,I consoled myself. “Why should
I cry for him? He left me without goodbyes
and he is very comfortable so why should I
be crying for him?” I stood up and went back
into the house. Vivian had said she would
come by 9:30,lessons starts by 10:00 so I
had to finish up and get re-ady before she
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