My mind as teenager
I got to the front of his house and I started
feeling my stupidity. I didn’t leave with my
phone and I didn’t even call him. How was he
going to know I was around? I stood in front
of the gate and some minutes later,the gate
opened. It was his mum. She owned a bar
beside the house and that was where she
was going to.
Me: Good evening ma
She looked at me with a frown.
Mrs: Good evening. Why are you standing
there? Are you waiting for someone?
I quic-kly remembered what Raymond said
about his mother not supporting any
relationsh!pat that time so I had to keep
Me: Not at all ma. I’m resting here. Will soon
move on to where I’m going.
She walked away.
I continued with my thought. How was I
going to alert Raymond? I spent about thirty
minutes more before Raymond c@m£ out of
He was surprised to see me.
Raymond: Hey! What are you doing here?
Me: Good evening.
Raymond: Thanks but what are you doing
Me: I left home.
Raymond; You what?
He looked at me like I was crazy.
Me: I had to. They would have killed me
tonight so I just had to leave.
Raymond: Ha! Its going to be difficult o. Why
would you leave home? No matter what
happens,they are your parents and they still
have right to beat you anytime.
Did I forget to add that Raymond was in my
house that afternoon when my Sis left the
house after the fight? I did not. Okay,now
you know. So,I’m sure she must have
mentioned to mum and dad that I brou-ght a
guy home,though she didn’t let him see her.
Me: Nooo. I can’t o. Not when I don’t even
know what Ella must have told them.
plea-se o,I can’t go back there tonight.
We argued for a while before he took me into
the house. He took me to the p@rt of the
house upstairs which was not ventured into. I
felt safe and in order not to raise suspicions,
he excused himself to go to his mum’s shop.
That night,I couldn’t sleep. I sle-pt alone,not
like I was expecting him to sleep by me
Very early the next day being
Monday,Raymond c@m£ into the room. He la!
d beside me. We didn’t talk,we just la!d there.
One hour later,he told me he was going to
school (school resumed that day,mine was
supposed to resume the next week). He
asked me to lock the door from inside. He
showed me a yoghurt that was in the room
and asked me to take it.
He promised to come back early so we’ll talk
about my going home. I thanked him and he
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