The bell rang signifying it was the end of class. I picked up my bag and connected my earpiece listening to Shayne’s song.
He was the most popular song artist and he was highly respected in the country. I was one of his fan. I was soon engrossed in the music and started dancing.
“Hey Sofia”. My friend Tina called
“Hey”. I greeted
“Guess what?. She screamed excitedly
” what?”. I asked
” Shayne will be coming back to the state”. She said screaming
” really”. I asked
” yea, you will have to watch it , it will be shown live on television “. She said
” oops”. I said , you will have to gist me tomorrow.
I was sad, we don’t own a television, I was so poor…
” let me introduce myself “.
I am Sofia Regan , I am 18 years old and a finalist in a public high school. I stay with my mother and Little sister. My dad is late….
My mother is a cripple having lost the ability to walk because of an accident. She is a weaver and she use the little money she gets from weaving to cater for us……
My little sister Bella is 9 years old , she is my gist mate and still in elementary school.I did all odd jobs in order to support my family..
I love listening to music , it helps me free my mind from worry. Shayne is my favourite artist, he is so cute and has a great voice ….
I got home and found my mum and sister outside crying..
” what is wrong “. I asked
Just then I noticed our loads were outside, I sat down on the ground and started crying…..
” when will all this suffering end?”. I asked myself.
I stood up and ran to the landlord house, he lives a stone throw from our rented apartment.
I went on my knees as soon as I saw him,
” please sir, give us a month, I will pay you the rent”. I pleaded
He looked at me and smirked
“Next month?, I can bet my life you won’t be able to pay even if I give you a year”. He said
I bent my head in shame, he was kind of right, even if I was able to gather the money from my odd jobs, other expenses will arise.
” please sir “. He pleaded
He walked towards me and bent down
” Sofia , you are a beautiful girl”. He said caressing my face”.
I stared at him speechless
” if you agree to date me, I will make sure you and your family are comfortable “. He said
” sir, I am still a little girl “. I said
He looked at me assessing me
” stop saying that, with this your great body you will make any man fall”.he remarked smiling
He leaned towards me and was about to kiss me when I gave him a slap
” what”. He screamed shrieking in rage
He gave me a thunderous slap and I winced in pain. I stood up in anger
” go to hell”. I cursed
” you , your demented sister and your crippled mother should get the hell out of my house”. He thundered
I ran off with tears pouring down my eyes….
I got to the house and my mum was talking to a neighbour. She was beaming happily
“Sofia”.come here, she called as soon as she saw me
I walked towards her and greeted the woman
“Mrs Anna has agreed to allow us stay in her farm house for a while “. She said smiling
I turned toward the woman
“Thank you ma”. I greeted
” it is alright dear”. She patted me and left….
We soon settled in the farmhouse and arranged the little stuff we had. We really did a lot of cleaning because the room was littered with chicken dumplings….
I went outside to sit after dinner, I was staring at the sky listening to Shayne’s music. My little sister came to join me
” Sophia “. She called
I looked at her
” I don’t like this place “. She complained
” don’t worry, all will be alright “. I said
“When?”. She asked
” very soon”. I said
Very very soon…………
I am really feeling for Sophia , I pray all will be well with her.