A Thousand Love Mishapps (4)

You know the saying that goes thus;Once beaten twice shy? Yeah,Im sure you do. I was the new epitome of that statement. I totally stayed away from Tolu’s side of the class…like TOTALLY! If I needed a pen during a test and someone on Tolu’s side if class had an extra,I would rather use a pencil to write my test and fail,or risk getting my note shredded to pieces by the teacher. Well,so Tolu was a planet away from me,and Fash lived his villian life in “pieces” (I know I was supposed to say “Peace”, but heck no! Let it be “Pieces”) and I was living my life in peace.
You know, life has a funny way of helping to even out situations,or balance the good and evil a man experiences in life, well, life evened it out for me,I was chilling with my hostel mates one day and we were discussing our primary schools and all the naughty stuff we’d done with our lives(ranging from spitting in teachers’ drinks,Tarzan adventures for the tree climbers, fighting a girl and loosing(covering my face for alot of guys that would have experienced it),to pretty sensitive stuff like being mollested by a house girl, getting disvirgined really early,mostly by stupidity or choice, to pretty revealing things like bedwetting,and other gooey sttuff. So I mentioned that I was a singer in my past life,I mean past school. Then the guys were like…”Dude! So you can sing?” I was like “Yeah,just a little” I said shily.”Oya sing lets hear” one of the boys said. So I sang one of the favourite songs I knew from sunday school in my former school(Js1,it wasn’t like the “Father Abraham,has many sons…”kind of sunday school song O). The guys clapped when I was done. Then Sean,whose real name is actually Seun(he lied that his name was Sean,how dumb)said we should sing the song the following day,which was a sunday,at the chapel,during service. Everyone loved it instantly! Rehearsals began,the prospect of singing a cool and fun song and getting a wild applause from the girls can be a serious driving force for a bunch of teenagers…come and see creativity in display! Sean did the rap,he actually copied a 2pac Shakur verse,the one that says “As I walk through the valley if the shadow of death,I take a look at my life….blah blah blah”,thats as far as I remember. Though I was skeptical about the rap,we still went ahead. Sunday came and we were all looking like little angels without a halo,dressed in white uniform. We quickly told the pastor/teacher in charge about our special number. When it was time for special numbers,a girl was called to sing. She was a Js1 student,her voice was thin,but not so great,everyone clapped for her…that was some encouragement. You know that feeling you get when you see someone who you think has a whacky voice sings a song before you and the crowd responds nicely…it can be really encouraging(God forgive me). So we were called up,most of the JS3 bording students came up,with me in front(I was to take the solo,to usher in the song and remind anyone that might have forgotten among the other singers…smart eh?) So with my heart pounding against my chest like it wanted out,and my palms damp like a piece of foam that has just been soaked in water, picked the microphone and introduced the group “We are the Js3 Boys and The tittle of our song is ‘I saw angels coming down'”. I took a deep breath and started with my solo…my voiced eased out through the loud speakers,I think I liked the sound of it,and so did the applauding congregation. When I was done with my Solo,the rest of the “choir” picked the chorus,and we used our hands to make the beat,like some kind of accapela stuff. It was dope man,I tell you. Later the crowd joined us in the clap. People were thoroughluly enjoying our presentation! Then Sean came for his rap,U know how teenagers can be when they hear rap,in a song being presented in church,automatic gaurantee to drive people wild.(it always works,if U want a quick route to be cool in a “gospel” way,try it and see…hehehe) So the ladies went wild with admiration and excitement,the fellas were green with envy,especially the seniors,they just clapped and fumed(who send them?) The song was over and the entire chapel went wild, a few girls came to hug me and Sean, well,and the rest of the crew.Eeveryone was on their feet,even the teacher in charge was all smiles and laughs as he obviously enjoyed himself. The JS3 boys were feeling fly all sunday long, our status was hitting the roof,though it didnt stop Sean from recieving slap that same evening for not bringing an SS3 boy’s laundry on time(yeah,they make us do their laundry). That same evening, as I was leaving the dining hall,I heard someone call my name “Ade”,I turned and saw Tolu…Tolu!…okay I was just kidding it wasnt Tolu,it was some girl I dont think I’d ever noticed before,she looked like a JS2 or JS1 girl. She waved at me shily,I wondered what she wanted,maybe she wanted to send me to a senior guy or one of my room mates,I wasnt in the mood to be sent on an errand, by a younger girl for that matter, as I was at the pinacle of the Junior Secondary school Food chain(No one sends you on errands in JS3,SS2,and of course,the gods of school, SS3,those ones can send any other class on an errand). Anyways so I walked to her and tried to sound polite(Actually I didnt try,it came effortlessly,I noticed she was cute!-yes call me “ashewo Omode” …aren’t we all?)”Hello” I greeted. “Hi” she said looking down a little,I was a little puzzled now. Was it what I was thinking? She wants to psyche me…hehehe!
“You sang well today” she said smiling shily trying not to look at me in the face.
“Thank you” I said,putting on a charming smile.
“Senior Jemimah wants to see you” she said and started walking away. So she didnt want to psych me,but I didnt care,Jemimah wanted to see me..She expected me to follow her,of course I did. Who wouldn’t!? Do you know who Jemimah is!!!? Well,of course you dont know. She is a goddess! Chai,every guy that was straight had a crush in that girl! I mean, everyone, Including teachers sef! Okay that one was a lie,I didnt see her with any teachers, but if you see this babe! (#singing in Olamide’s voice# she geti front, she geti back,she’s too package…). Let me describe how God created this babe;he was like 5 feet 4, she has a skin so smooth so glowy,like coffee and caramel proportion 1 to 4(1spoon of coffee to 4 spoons of caramel,we gats to be specific nau),she had dark hair,always wavy,she was always in the neatest uniform well fitted,I mean weeeell fitted,she has these beautiful lips,like those pink lips that were perfectly uneven and slightly pouty, that parted ways to reveal the perfect set of teeth,the front teeth slightly parted(gap tooth) and she had the perfect figure 8 shape(I was in Js3 ,I was required to know those things,it was a compulsery course). Most people either loved her or envied her. She was kinda like a superstar. Anyways,So, I followed the JS-something girl. We had walked for barely a minute, turned a corner out of the view of people trooping in and out of the hall,then I saw her,she was standing somewhere between the boy’s hostel and girls’ hostel, where the senate building was situated. She was standing and leaning on a pillar as she read a book. “She reads too…Wow!” I thought to myself. When I was a few steps from her,I stopped and allowed the girl go ahead and call her attention,I had a feeling she knew I was around,but didn’t want to seem like she was eager to see me.
“Hello” I greeted her as she looked my way.
“Ade” she called my name with a smile,,showing off her wonderful teeth,illuminating her face, she walked up to me and gave Me a hug “how are you sweety?”
“I’m fine” I said shyly as I hugged her back. She smelled like almonds and orange,very soft but evident and perfumey,my brain was screaming “Alert! Alert! Alert!”.
“Kemi,you can go” she tells the little girl,and she scurries off. She turns to me.
“Am I in some kind of trouble,or you want to send me to someone?” I said managing a smile.
She giggled in the most adorable way.”None of the above” she said.
“Okay…?” I said puzzled.
“You sang really well today” she said
“Thanks,thats what people keep saying” I tried to be humble. She laughed.”well you are a pretty decent singer” she said and put a hand on my face softly and caress my ear(Jesu!!!) “And I really like your voice, you’re so cute” if I was white,I would have blushed, no, more like glowed.
“Thanks” I smiled sheepishly,I couldnt look her in the face. She used a finger to gently lift up my chin “I want to ask you something” she said ,looking not so serious. (I mean,if she was going to propose to me,she should look a llittle nervous,but then again,its Jemimah,she’s not totally human,she’s got that extra)
“Okay…”I say, my eyes as expectant as a girlfriend waiting to get a ring,talk about switching of roles in a classic drama..lol.
“I would really love for you to be my school son” she said.

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2 thoughts on “A Thousand Love Mishapps (4)

  1. Hahahahahahaah Why did you stop there now, would like to know what happen next. To think i have could have read this story weeks back…… I am loving it episode by Episode. Please write more. Would realy like know what happen afterwards. So Tolu’s has expired eyaaa. Thumbs up Bro. I cant wait for the next episode.

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