My mind as a teenager
I ran downstairs and went to my class.
Everywhere was already noisy since the prep
was already over. Immediately I stepped into
the class,the girls looked at me and some
started whispering while some kept quiet.
I went to my locker,opened it and brought out
the books I’ll be needing for my night
I padlocked my locker and was about
stepping out of the class when I heard my
I turned and it was Chika,one of our class
beauty queens. We’ve never talked since my
admission into the school so I was surprised.
She walked up to me while the class looked
Me: Any problem?
Chika; Not at all. Just wanted to know how
you loved the bathroom experience.
The class started murmuring. I kept quiet and
God bless Chidimma,she came between us
Chidimma: Rose,let’s go upstairs.
Chika: Are you blind? Can’t you see I’m with
Chidimma: With her indeed. So you’ll start
feeding her with this baseless rumour you
people are carrying about abi?
Chika: Wait nau. Let her speak for herself.
Stop being her mediator or advocate.
Me: Chy,please let me go.
I held Chidimma’s hand but Chika stopped
Chika: We already know what you’re hiding.
Why can’t you just admit that you’ve joined
what you detest so much? Rose . . . . . .
Me: Let me correct an impression, there was
no bathroom experience. And don’t try to
stop me when next
I took Chidimma’s hand and we left the
class.She stopped me in front of the
Chidimma: Did you do it?
Me: Do what?
Chidimma: Make love with Chisom?
Chidimma: Stop smiling biko. Tell me,did you
do it or not?
Me: I did not do it. I didn’t know Chisom was
in the bathroom so I went in there.
She tried her rubbish but I turned her down
so she left the bathroom. How can she say
such things? You need to trust me please.
You should know that this girls will do
anything to destroy my image….. (I lied)
Chidimma: Its okay. I trust you. Let’s go
I felt bad. She believed me so easily not
knowing that I did what I’m denying.
I regretted ever letting Chisom touch me so I
swore never to repeat it again.
The next day after the assembly, I went into
my class,removed my bow tie and
unbuttoned the top two buttons of my shirt.
Maths period came and I was so nervous.
Kelvin walked into the class and while we
greeted him,he maintained eye contact with
me while he smiled.
Lesson kicked off and he was busy
bombarding me with questions. I did the
corrections to the classwork and I failed two.
He flogged me and asked me to see him
during afternoon prep.
His words were; ” you’re
and I don’t like it. see me during the
afternoon prep.” Someone whispered
“bathroom experience” and the girls started
I went back to my seat angrily.I’ll never see him again. I’ll never.
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