The gardener’s daughter Episode 3 & 4

I paced angrily about in the living room waiting for the wretched gardener.
I had better warn him to tell his kids to stay clear of my property!
I heard a movement behind me and I snapped around to see him coming in.
“Mrs McDonald, you s£nt for me ”
“Yes I did! I’m sure you must have heard that I scolded Sarah not long ago. ” I said harshly.
He bowed slightly.” I’m sorry for the inconveniences. It won’t happen again.” He replied.
” You know what? I really don’t know why my husband chose to let you guys stay here. It’s freaking me out! My son is a prince! A rare gem! This shouldn’t happen again! ” I yelled.
” Yes, Mrs McDonald. ”
” Get out plea-se.” I scoffed and watched him leave.
Vicker emerged from the stairs and walked up to me. “Mom, I told you alre-ady. I went there myself. plea-se, don’t be ha-rd and mad at Sarah. You know her condition ”
” Of more reason you should stay away from her. You are supposed to be at the basketball practice right now. Your friends has been calling like eternity.” I said, tou-ching his hair.
Vicker nodded. ” I’m set alre-ady. See you later mom.” I gave him a pe-ck and watched with pride as he left.
Hmm. While some kids are born blind, my own Vicker had got everything a man has got to have. I’m proud of him.
As the driver drove me to practice,I let my thoughts wander off to Sarah.
No matter what happens, I’m gonna always be there for her and protect her.
My phone rang and I abs£nt mindedly looked at the caller.
It was Andrew. I looked at my wrist watch and discovered how late I am.
Well, I’m the captain and I’m supposed to be there before anyone else.
I got to the practice hall in school and some boys ran towards me.
I looked around to the cheerleaders and as usual, their eyes were all on me.
I could see Sarah’s sisters. Talk of the devil.
“You are late! Thank goodness couch isn’t here yet. ” Andrew said, putting a arm around me as we walked to the dressing room.
“You look solid and bothered. What happened?” Andrew asked as he watched me dress up.
I shrugged. “We will talk about it after practice.” I said and both of us left the room.
Monday morning…💚💚
I tried Zi-pping up my Sk-irt and finally succeeded. I smiled broadly and t©uçhed my face, wondering what I look like while smiling.
I reached out for my stick and was about sitting down on the chair opposite me when the door bur-sted open with laughter.
“Sarah, don’t tell me you really wanna go to school with us? ” Joana laughed.
I sighed. ” I want to. I know I can’t see but then I can hear perfectly well and I know I can do it. ” I replied, feeling happy despite the mockery.
” Look, I couldn’t believe it when dad told me. Come on! The students there are crazy! They are gonna bully you!” Joana said and I smiled.
” You guys alre-ady made me strong in that term.”
” Well, if I were you kid sister, I’m gonna remain stuck up with the pri-vate lessons. How are you gonna write? Yuck! I’m off! ” Joana said and laughed again before leaving.
I sighed and sat down before Putin on my shoes.
Vicker’s dad must be an angel for doing this for our family. One day,I wish to pay him back.
I wished I could see how I look like right now in my new uniform. I wish I could see the colour of my hair… I wish I could see how I walk.
I had so many wishes I do not know if they would ever come to pas-s.
Well, right now, one of my biggest wishes cane to pas-s.
Going to a big school like my sisters.
I stepped out of the room, searching the road with my stick. It wasn’t ha-rd locating my way cos I alre-ady studied the surroundings.
“Sarah ” I heard dad call from a distance.
I smiled and looked at his direction. “Dad? I’m re-ady.” I said, stretching my hand out so he would hold me.
It took some time before he did. Is dad hesitating?
“I’m bothered about you going to that big school. Who’s gonna be there to direct your steps around? “Dad asked and I smiled.
” Dad. Don’t worry. Once I get to my clas-s, I will surely stay there till the end of the day then I will wait for you so you can come pick me up. “, I replied.
Dad inhaled de-eply as we walked outside the house. “Be careful.”, He finally said and led me outside the compound where we waited for a cab.
Minutes later, we got into one and that’s how I found myself going to a big school finally.
I hoped I wouldn’t have to be in a lower clas-s.
I thought about Vicker. Is he gonna talk to me in school and help me just like he used to do at home?
Or is he gonna be ashamed of me and pretend he doesn’t know me?
How is my first day in school gonna be like?
I can’t wait to know……
“We are here!” Dad announced as we got out of the cab.
I could feel it… I could hear voices.
Yes,I’m surely in front of a school gate! Happily,I reached out and hvgged father.
“I’m so happy.” I said and suddenly bec@m£ anxious. What would today be like?
“Make sure you wait on clas-s for me because I’m pretty sure Rosetta and Joanna aren’t gonna help you come back home ” dad said softly and I smiled.
” It’s okay dad. I’m alre-ady used to them.” I replied and looked in front of me again, wishing I could see the school right now.
Dad held my hand as we walked towards the gate.
“Dad, are we in the compound now?” I asked happily.
” Yes we are but I’m trying to locate the staff rooms. It’s been long since I’ve been here last. Oh,right there. Come on.” Dad said and led the way.
I just followed happily. I couldn’t wait to be in clas-s.
“Oops…. is she a student?”
“Oh my gosh…why would she come to our school with a blind sight?”
I could over hear students whispering all around me but dad squee-zed my hand in as-surance.
“It’s okay.”Dad whispered and I nodded with a smile.
Minutes later,we we ushered into the principal’s office.
“I’m going crazy!!” I fumed as Joana and I paced about in front of the school cafeteria.
What was dad thinking? Why would he bring Joana to school! And worst still, she’s been admitted into the same clas-s with Vicker and I!!
“This is totally absurd. I will make sure I’m gonna avoid her totally! What ru-bbish!” Joana yelled.
” I can’t go back to that clas-s. We have the same surname! Students are gonna find out!” I cried.
We stood there,at loss of what to do.
We really don’t have a choice but we are really gonna make life unbearable for her,for choosing to humiliate us.
I finally stepped into the clas-s and placed my stick in front of me.
The once noisy room bec@m£ extremely silent.
All eyes were on me,I could feel it.
But I smiled with excitement, knowing fully I’m standing in front of the clas-s.
Someone beside me t©uçhed my shoulder and I immediately knew it was the teacher.
“Welcome, pretty.” The teacher said and I knew immediately she is a lady from the sound of her voice.
“Thanks ma’am. I’m so excited to be here! So excited!” I said happily and heard some people g@sping.
” You have a wonderful voice. Will you plea-se tell us your humble name?” The teacher asked.
I smiled and was about talking when someone from the students cleared his throat. “Her name is Sarah. Sarah Miller.”
More g@sps! And I had to smile with tears as soon as I recognized the cute voice.
Vicker! He actually introduced me?
“Wow,Vic…you seem to know her?” The teacher asked.
I stared blindly on with smile, waiting for his next response.
It appeared he was popular and important because of the way the teacher spoke to him and the loud g@sps from students.
“Yeah, Miss Aubrey. She’s the best friend I will always wanna be with. Welcome to the clas-s, Sarah.” Vicker added and I nodded with a smile.
Almost immediately, I felt his pres£nce beside me as he took my hand and led me to an empty seat.
“I’m behind you.” He whispered into my ears before retreating back to his seat.
” Thank you, Vicker.” I whispered softly.
“Okay now. Due to Sarah’s plight, she’s privileged to sit and listen without writing but you’ve got to be attentive so you are gonna meet up with the syllabus.” The teacher said and I nodded.
Miss Aubrey continued teaching and I focused all my attention on her like she was my saviour.
At the end of the fantastic clas-s, I had a lot sto-red inside my br@in.
I had to laugh out loud when Miss Aubrey finally left.
Like,oh my gosh! Rosetta who has been br@gging with me is actually a sister to a blind girl and now she’s in my clas-s?
I’ve got to find her and give her the insult of her life.
Wondering who I am? Well,I’m Nellie and I’m the students b©dy president!
I’m more popular than any fv¢king girl in Houston high school.
What’s more? Most students thinks Vicker and I should be an item but bad news,the proud head never likeed girls so everyone was kind of surprised when he introduced the blind girl and even took her to her seat?
Winifred and Rhea c@m£ over equally amused.
“Wow! I can’t believe this! Are you sure they are sisters?” Rhea asked.
” Look at the resemblance and check out the last names,dummy!” I whispered furiously and glanced at the new blind girl.
She was only looking downwards and moving her legs about. I scoffed. Like she could even see the legs!
“She wasn’t in clas-s during PE. I think she went out because of this. Let’s go find her! She’s so dead!!”
Minutes after the teacher left,I felt someone walking towards me angrily.
I immediately recognized that foot steps and scent.
“You bit-ch! Did you have to make them know we are sisters!!” Rosetta yelled at me.
I glared up and was quiet for some time. ” You are ashamed of me.”
“Oh yes! Of course,I won’t fv¢king deny it! Do you even know what you’ve just done?” Rosetta raved.
I could tell the few students in clas-s were all looking at us.
I looked down at my hands which I couldn’t see and sighed. “I’m sorry.”
“No you are not! If you are,then pick up your bag and leave right now!!” Rosetta yelled.
” She’s going no where.” Someone interrupted and I looked at the direction,then smiled happily.
Someone is always gonna be there for me. I really don’t nee-d to be afraid.
I thought as I recognized Vicker’s cute voice.