THE UNPREDICTED LOVE
Mrs Mbakwe was just returning with leaves and a knife in her hands when two boys in uniform arrived. They adjusted backward when they saw the knife and the leaves.
“God morning, madam” they greeted, then Mrs Mbakwe turned. She wore a fairy pink gown with a black trouser under. She had a fair complexion and a low cut hair on her head. She was surprised to see the students standing far from her and looking scared.
“Any problem?” she asked.
“Our principal sent us to you”
“Why? Come closer nah!”
“No oh! We are okay here” they responded at the same time looking at each other and took another step backward. Seeing that, Mrs Mbakwe suspected that something must have gone wrong somewhere.
“Why is your principal calling me?” she asked.
“Because of your daughter, Jennifer”
“Hey! I hope nothing has happened to my daughter oh!” she kept the knife and the leaves immediately and followed the boys who took on their heels immediately too.
The prefects took over the school since the teachers weren’t available. They made sure all the students remained in their classrooms without making noise.
Meanwhile, Mr and Mrs Jacob, Calista’s parents were already in the office vibrating. The mother took hold of her daughter who was still making a sexual move.
“Do you know Jennifer’s mother?” the principal asked him.
“Who doesn’t know the wicked witch!” Mr Jacob began. “She can go to an extreme just to get what she wants even by force!” he added with all bitterness, then the principal exhaled deeply and glanced at Jennifer who was kneeling before everybody and shedding tears. Suddenly, Mrs Mbakwe arrived and Mrs Jacob rushed her.
“You have to kill me oh!” she shouted and grabbed her legs. “You and your daughter will kill me today!” she added.
Seeing that, teachers separated them and calmed her down. Mrs Mbakwe was still perplexed about the whole issue. She took a good look at her daughter and Calista even her parents who she knew very well.
“Principal what happened?” she asked curiously.
“I think your daughter is in a good condition to answer that” Mr Nelson replied, then she turned to Jennifer.
“What have you done, Jennifer?” she asked, but she kept quiet.
“Your daughter brought a love charm to school” Mr Nelson began. “She was actually targeting my senior prefect, a male student but she ended up using it on her friend!”
“What?!” Mrs Mbakwe exclaimed looking at her daughter. “Jennifer, where did you get love charm from?” she asked.
“I used the leave you
“You deed what?! Hey!”
“Madam, shouting will not solve the problem now” Mr Anuma began. “Just get a solution on how to bring back this girl to her normal senses”
“Please, I’m really sorry” Mrs Mbakwe apologized. “There is actually a solution. Let me go home and come back” she rushed outside.
Few minutes later, she came back with a water on a white bowl. Students who saw her stared at her through the windows.
“Is that her mother?” Tochi asked Linda.
“Yes, an old wicked witch!”
“Hmm, what’s she carrying?”
“Who knows? Probably they want to reverse the charm”
Tochi folded her hands staring at her until she entered into the office, then she turned to Linda again. “I want to tell you something?” she said.
“I’m all ears”
“Wisdom finally proposed”
“What?! I mean, what did you say”
“I turned him down”
“But you know what? Inside me, i love him and want to go back and approve the proposal”
“What about Esther?”
“She was the one that actually told me to do so”
Linda thought for a while. “I believe the road is open for you now?” she said smiling.
“You mean i can proceed?”
“Yes, you are so lucky” they smiled uncontrollably.
At the very sight of all the teachers, Mrs Mbakwe washed Calista’s face with the water from the bowl and immediately she regained herself. She looked at everybody surprisingly, even Jennifer. “Mama” she called.
“Oh my daughter” she embraced her.
“My dear, i will tell you when we get home” Calista looked at Jennifer again. She couldn’t just comprehend what was going on.
“Principal, i want to take my daughter home” Mrs Jacob requested.
“Please, go on” they left even the Mr Jacob followed them angrily.
“Please, Mr principal” Mrs Mbakwe began “I apologize unbehalf of my daughter. Forgive her, please. As you can see she took the charm without my knowledge because i wouldn’t have allowed her. Na this things dey give me small small money, biko gbahara”
“I’m sorry madam” the principal said. “Your daughter has been expelled from this school”
“Since her name is already on waec candidate list, she’s only eligible to come back here during d examination time!” Mr Nelson concluded..
Many students watched Mrs Mbakwe dragged Jennifer out of the school compound angrily. Some laughed at her while some pitied her. Wisdom stood speechless with his hands folded looking at her. He didn’t believe she could do such a thing. Melody and Esther stood at the window feeding their eyes.
“Thank God you weren’t with them anymore. Who knows whether you would have been the one to be charmed instead of Calista” Esther told Melody.
“Yes, that’s true” she agreed. “I noticed their character to be repulsive so i ceased being their friend instantly” She added.
The news gradually began to die down and students never hesitated to have their break meal or snack. Tochi didn’t know how to start approaching Wisdom again. Linda could see her looking restless as they sat under the palm tree as usual.
“Who are you looking for?” she asked her.
“Linda, I’m afraid oh” Tochi replied.
“Maybe Wisdom doesn’t love me again”
“Why are you saying like this?”
“He has not talked to me throughout today. You witnessed when i greeted him this morning but didn’t answer me”
“Maybe he’s only trying to be healed from the broken heart”
“That’s what I’m saying oh! What if he has changed his mind about me?”
Just as they were talking, Wisdom walked handsomely with Chester at their very sight into Esther’s classroom. Tochi hope he just look at their direction but he didn’t.
“Linda, have you seen what i told you? He doesn’t even want to notice my presence. I know he doesn’t love me again”
Linda remained quiet looking at her with her hands folded.
“Why are you looking at me nah?!” Tochi shouted.
“I’m just looking at how love want to drive you crazy” Linda replied smiling.
Inside the classroom, Wisdom gradually walked to Esther’s seat while Melody cornered Chester at the back of the classroom in a way Chester sat on an opened window while Melody stood inbetween his thighs with a snake.
“It seems like you have some goodies for me” Chester told her.
“Of course i have”
“Abeg can i have it?”
“Yes, in one condition”
Esther couldn’t stop glancing at them feeling jealous as Wisdom sat opposite her also noticing it.
“In a condition that you close your eyes” Melody replied.
“No, you will also open your mouth”
“Okay” at the very sight of Esther, Chester opened his mouth and Melody fed him with a biscuit.
“Now close your mouth and chew the goody” she said smiling. Chester opened his eyes and began to chew the biscuit.
“I love the goody” he said and they laughed.
Esther couldn’t behold them anymore, so she concentrated on Wisdom who immediately crossed his legs smiling.
“How are you feeling?” he asked her.
“I’m fine” she replied without looking at him.
“I’m sorry for what i have put you through. I will forever be your friend”
“Is okay, such is life. At least is better than being charmed with a love charm” they smiled and Esther glanced at Chester and Melody again.
“But someone really loves you and can do anything to make u happy”
“Who?” Esther asked and immediately Wisdom looked at Chester who was laughing seriously with Melody.
“I mean someone who will love you more than a friend is coming”
“Hmmm, i don’t want anymore before someone use love charm on me” Esther said and they smiled again. “Ehn.. what about Tochi?” she changed the topic but Wisdom kept quiet.
“I don’t want to talk about it”
Just before Wisdom replied, a voice came from the entrance of the classroom saying. “Wisdom the principal wants to see you now!”
Without thinking twice, Wisdom rushed out. Tochi saw him again for the second time without him noticing her presence, then she glanced at Linda again.
“If you want I’ll go and talk to him” Linda suggested.
“No” she insisted.
Everybody began to go home but Tochi hesitated to go. She was actually hoping to see Wisdom again but he was nowhere to be found. She stood at the entrance of her classroom and adjusted her bag looking at every direction. She was very neat and looking more beautiful.
“Let’s go home” a voice came from behind, then she turned with a sad face.
“I don’t want to go yet” she replied
“You still want to see Wisdom?” Linda asked but Tochi kept quiet looking at every angle.
“I’m going oh!” Linda said.
“Bye bye” she replied and Linda walked home.
Esther and Chester were actually in their classroom by the window. Just few students remained there. Chester held her hand softly and said, “My birthday is coming next week Saturday”
“Really? And how old will you be by then?”
“Lair! Abeg tell me”
“Add 5 years to your age and subtract it with 4, you’ll get my age”
Esther became confused and began to think. Just at that moment Tochi came at the window looking at them with her face up.
“Good afternoon” she greeted. “Have u seen Wisdom?” she asked.
“No, dear” Esther replied. “It seems like the principal sent him on an erran” she added.
“Okay” Tochi went home sadly
Chester was the type that had been exposed to modern life regarding his background. He was also the type that do things gradually without rushing it. Of course he was inlove with the girl before him but couldn’t express his feelings trying so hard not to be heartbroken. After Tochi and other students left leaving just Esther and Chester. Esther wanted to go but he prevented her.
“You have not told me what you will give me as a present on my birthday” he said.
“I’ll get you something lovely” she replied smiling.
Esther stared at the ceiling in thought with a finger on her lips.
“Can you give me your heart as a present?” Chester asked and brought down her hand staring into her lovely eyes.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
“I mean can i look into your heart and see a space for me there?”
Hearing that, Esther’s heart began to beat as she stared in to his eyes. She could see seriousness in them.
“That’s the only thing i ask from you” Chester continued. “Just your heart and your love” he concluded and they stared at each other silently. Chester brought his head gradually and began to kiss her which she reciprocated. At that moment, Wisdom, who arrived saw them at the door and quietly went back. Esther suddenly quit the kiss and began to arrange her books in a hurry.
“What is it?” Chester asked her but she didn’t say anything. “Have i done something wrong?” he asked again.
“No, i just want to go” she replied and flung her bag one handedly on her shoulder to go but Chester grabbed her hand immediately, then she turned sharply. Both stared at each other feeling their heartsbeat together.
“Esther, i love you. How do you want me to express it? Please, give me a chance and i promise to heal your broken heart”
Esther remained speechless, she couldn’t believed the kiss and what she was hearing, then she brought down her eyes on Chester’s hand and gradually disengage it. “Bye” she said and walked out gently. Just at the door, she turned and glanced at him again, then went home briskly. Wisdom sighted her from afar walking very fast and sometimes galloped, then he wondered what the problem was. Just as he stared, he saw Chester walking out of the classroom sadly.
“Hey bro!” he shouted and ran over. “What is the problem?”
“I actually saw both of you kissing”
“Yeah, that means she has..”
“No, she hasn’t” Chester interrupted.
“I don’t know, she just quit and walked out without saying anything”
Wisdom remained quiet finding it difficult to understand such attitude.
“I just don’t understand her feelings” Chester broke the silence.
“Exactly! That’s what I’m thinking now” Wisdom replied.
“Sometimes girls could be very difficult to be understood”
“Okay” they shook hands together and departed.
Esther couldn’t concentrate when she got home. She rushed into her room and stared at the window. “Did i just have my first kiss?” she thought. “Oh my God!” she exclaimed quietly but to the hearing of Mrs Godwin, her mother who opened the room without knocking.
“What is happening to you?” she asked.
“Nothing Mummy” She replied.
“Why are you late from school?”
“Mummy, i couldn’t get a cab on time”
“Come and have your lunch”
“Thank you, Mummy”
The mother gradually closed the door.
Tochi had been in her room since she came back from school without eating anything. She wore a pink leggings trouser and fairy top lying on her bed with her face up. She blinked her eyes occasionally and glanced at the window. Her whole body and soul needed Wisdom. If only to just see him would have been okay for her.
“Tochukwu” the mother came in. “You have not told me what your problem is oh”
“Mama, I’m fine!”
“No, you are not my daughter, talk to me I’m your mother” she sat beside her on the bed. “Did your teacher flogg you?”
The mother stared at her for a while and said, “Oya bring out your table and books, your teacher is here”
Tochi turned sharply. “Which of my teachers, mama?” she asked.
“Your lesson teacher nah. What is his name again?”
Before the mother could finish pronouncing the name, Tochi rushed to the backyard just to see Wisdom facing the kitchen without noticing her presence.
“Wisdom?” she called and Wisdom turned. He couldn’t believe her beauty in the pink leggings trouser which gave her butt round shape. They smiled at each other.
“Good evening” Tochi greeted.
“How are you?”
“I’m fine now”
“Are you ready to study?”
“Yes, very ready” she ran inside and brought out her books and set the table, then the mother wondered where she actually got her strength from.
The lesson lasted for two hours and Tochi didn’t hesitate to escort Wisdom as an opportunity to tell him her mind even when the mother insisted. The day was getting dark when they walked like husband and wife…
In the dark weather, twinkle little stars shone above the sky giving it magnificent beauty. People patrolled up and down the street making sure it wasn’t bored. Still in the pinky leggings trouser and fairy top, Tochi walked simultaneously with Wisdom without saying a word. Both occasionally glanced at each other and smiled. They could see bad street boys arguing at a corner with their trousers sagged and kept their hair like that of a mad man-dada. Tochi could see their boxers outside looking very dirty and disgusting.
“Oh boy, this is our street oh! No carry sand come put for my own carry oh!” one of the boys said demonstrating like a criminal.
Wisdom looked at them and smiled seriously.
“Why are you smiling?” Tochi asked him.
“It’s just funny to see young boys behaving like that”
Tochi looked at the boys and smiled too. “I don’t like people like that” she said.
“They don’t look responsible”
“How can you know someone that looks responsible?”
“From the way they dress and talk”
“Am i responsible?”
“You are more way responsible and handsome too”
“Thanks” they looked at each other and smiled.
Just at the lonely place where Tochi knew that it was time for her to go back, she stopped. She could hear the sound of crickets and see the brightness of the stars. It was a narrow road with bushes beside it. She stepped aside with a hand on a long grass and glanced backward. Wisdom noticed her restlessness attitude, then he asked, “Is anything the matter?”
“Yes… i mean no..” she replied feeling her heartbeat. Wisdom gently held her hands and without persuasion, Tochi moved closer to him in a way her body touched his.
“I want to tell you something” she began. “I’m sorry for disappointing you the other day. I have realised that nothing can stop me from loving you now. I love you with all my heart, please…”
“Ssshh..” Wisdom interrupted her with a finger on her lips. “You have said enough. I love you even more than you do”
“Yes dear, i can’t stop loving you no matter what” they smiled staring at each other’s eyes and being closer in a way Wisdom could feel her soft b—-t on his chest.
“I thought you don’t love me anymore” Tochi broke the silence smiling.
“I will never think of that”
They remained silent again, then Wisdom made a move to kiss her. Tochi noticed what he was about to do, so she remained static staring at him as he brought his face gradually to kias her.
“May i?” Wisdom asked with a low voice and she nodded her head slightly positive, then Wisdom kissed her steadily. She didn’t know when she was moved to hold him closer round the waist. At that moment, the upper part of her b—-t pumped upward when they were closer to his chest and Wisdom could feel her round buttocks which was soft and slippery due to the elastic leggings trouser. Suddenly, she quit the kiss and disengaged herself from him.
“I should be going now” she said.
“Is okay, see you tomorrow” they smiled and departed happily.
*THE NEXT DAY, FRIDAY*
She walked gently towards her classroom looking shy. Her appearance and her nature of locomotion made her seems so innocent and more beautiful. Her ironed transparent uniform made the shape of her underwears visible. Just before she entered, she met Wisdom at the entrance.
“Hi, Calista” Wisdom said.
“Good morning” Calista passed him but suddenly turned. “My parents told me what happened yesterday. How bad was it?” she asked.
“It wasn’t bad but disgraceful” Wisdom replied.
“Was i naked?”
“No, rather Jennifer was naked”
“Okay” she move on.
“Calista” Wisdom interrupted and moved close to her. “It wasn’t your fault. Don’t feel inferior in any way because it was totally not your fault, okay?”
“Okay, Thanks” she gave a weak smile to him feeling his kindness.
Students began to come to school as the time for assembly drew near, yet Tochi wasn’t in school. As Wisdom anticipated to see her, Chester arrived looking classic and handsome. They stood at an opened area closer to the entrance of SS3B, Esther’s classroom.
“Good morning, bro” Chester greeted and placed one of his hands inside his pocket in a way his golden wrist watch jingled at the tip of it. “I forgot to tell you that Tochi looked for you yesterday before going home” he added.
“I finally met her at home” Wisdom replied.
“I hope you worked out things with her because she wasn’t looking happy yesterday”
“Yeah, we are actually…” he paused and smiled at him.
“Dating?” Chester was curious.
“Yeah, and we had our first..” he paused again.
“Wow! you deserve a handshake, bro!” they laughed and shook hands together.
Just then Calista came out and saw them smiling happily, so she stared and wondered why.
Esther also arrived at the moment. “Good morning sirs!” she greeted them from a distance and walked inside her classroom..
Chester didn’t expect such happiness and greeting from Esther, so he looked at Wisdom and said, “She seems happy”
“Yeah, she is” Wisdom replied and looked at him in a way that explains: Go for her now.
Calista watched Chester horried into the classroom immediately Esther entered, then she suspected them feeling jealous.
Esther opened her bag immediately and began to look for her hymn book.
“Hi, Esther” Chester said from behind.
“Hi, Good morning” she replied quickly without looking at him. She zipped up her bag and rushed out instantly.
Chester became very surprise. Her action rendered him speechless with an open mouth. “What’s wrong with her?” he thought. Just before he came out from the thought, Calista walked in like a gentle angel with her hands folded in a black jacket to prevent the morning coldness.
“Wow!” Chester exclaimed.
“What?!” Calista asked.
“You look actually.. amazing!”
“Should i take that as a compliment or mockery?”
“A compliment of course”
“Thanks anyway” she walked closer to him. “Do i still regard myself as your friend regarding what happened yesterday?”
“Of course you are still my friend. Actually it wasn’t your fault rather Jennifer’s”
“Okay, good to know” they stared at each other. Immediately the bell ran for assembly.
Just as students rushed into the assembly ground, Tochi walked into the school compound and Wisdom was the first to see her.
“You are late!” he shouted from a distance smiling. Tochi also smiled and hurried up to him.
“I’m sorry sir” she replied breathing heavily.
“Welcome, ma, you may go in”
“Thank you sir” she passed with smiles on her face. Wisdom also couldn’t stop smiling.
All was on the assembly ground quietly when Mr Nelson, the principal walked in with Mr Anuma. He stood before them with a paper in his hands and rattled it.
“Good morning students!”
“Good morning sir!”
“We have come to the end of this week and i believe you know what comes up next week, the quiz. It is something you should be serious with..”
Just then, Wisdom’s eyes caught with Tochi’s and they shook their heads in a way that explains: We gonna make it!!
The principal continued, “I’m here to announce that Mbakwe Jennifer has been expelled from this school”
There was an arising soliloquy among the students and some looked at Calista who stood alone gazing at the principal. Her only friend Jennifer had been expelled so she felt lonely.
“I found her action very offensive and disgraceful. She actually wanted to sabotage the name of this school. I couldn’t allow that to happen, so just stay away from evil. Understood!”
“Yes sir!” the students chorused.
As usual the principal walked out leaving the ground for Mr Anuma who stood quietly with a hand inside his pocket gazing at the students.
“You look good sir!” a male voice shouted from behind and students started giggling.
“Who is that happygolucky student!” Mr Anuma began. “Instead of you to be inconspicuous, you are there making an indecipherable sentence” the students giggled again. “Listen to me all of you, the resent entrenchment made by the principal concerning Mbakwe Jennifer is also applicable to you all. Understood?!”
“As for the quiz, a noble price will the given 2 the winning team” immediately the students began to make noise.
“Silent!” Wisdom exclaimed. Everywhere became quiet and Mr Anuma looked at Tochi.
“Desmond!” he called.
“I hope Wisdom is doing a great job?”
“Heeehhh!” the students shouted looking at Tochi and Wisdom.
“Sir, what type of job is he doing?” a female student asked.
“Shut up there, you mind corrupted succubus!” Mr Anuma replied with smiles and stepped out. Everybody began to wonder the type of job Wisdom was really doing with Tochi even Esther, Chester and Melody.
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