“Hey, what do you think of Ava?” Derek asked as we settled down at the cafeteria.
“She’s sexy, has a nice shape.”
“Shut up!” Dennis shouted, slapping Mike’s head with his book.
“What?” he demanded as we laughed, he’s the most naughty and dirty minded amongst us.
“I think she’s brave,” Dennis chipped in, suddenly I looked at him.
“Brave?” I asked.
“Yeah, very brave and intelligent too,” he added.
“How do you know all these?” Derek asked as we watched him.
“I’ve talked with her before,” he said sipping from his can of juice.
“What about you Dave?” Derek asked me, as they all stared at me.
“Me?” I chuckled.
“No, us,” Mike answered and I gave him a frown.
“I think she’s crazy. We have talked before, she seem to dislike me,” I answered and Dennis laughed.
“Because you are a flirt man. Do you think she would listen to you after what she saw you doing at the toilet? Or you think she’s one of those girls you mess up with?” Dennis stated.
“Who told you she’s not interested in me huh? She’s just trying to prove stubborn, do you wanna bet it?” I asked him.
“Bet what? Fine I bet my mother’s necklace, you know how important it is to me.”
That sounds nice, I’ve been eyeing that necklace for a long time, it’s ancient and rare to find. Dennis seems to forget I always win every challenge. Now Ava is a tool to get it, I smiled inwardly.
Derek and Mike were speechless, they all knew about the necklace.
“Are you sure about this Dennis?” Derek asked as he looked at him.
“Damn fucking sure,” he answered sincerely. He’s serious about this.
“You seem to be too sure about this girl, have you met her before?” Mike asked him.
“Nope,” he answered winking at him. Wow, what a challenge! Firstly you will make her my girlfriend very soon. I have my way.
“I guess this discussion is over. I’m off to the class,” I told them as I left the cafeteria.
I went into the classroom and my eyes met with Morris’. She immediately turned her eyes away from me, beside her were Ava and Ann discussing with her. What charm has this girl got? Just a day, she brought back our Morris after these years of many trials. I still have feelings for her though, but not that much again. I’m being distant and far away from her before she causes more heartbreak to me. I regret the day I met her, I should have known she was this evil. I went to my seat and sat down, then those memories came flowing through me.
I was in my room eating when a message popped up in my phone. It said that I should log in to my Facebook account, that there was a surprise waiting for me. I did just that but what I saw made me speechless. I thought it was a dream.
I saw Alex, Morris’ ex with her, kissing on a bed. What rubbish? I wanted to send a message to the sender but the person already blocked me. I went into the profile and couldn’t see anyone. It was a new account. I’m gonna to show this to Morris when she comes. Suddenly I heard a knock on my door. I kept the phone on the bed and opened the door, it was Morris knocking.
I gave her a stare and went in. I sat on my bed thinking.
“I have something to show you,” we both spoke at the same time.
“OK go on,” I urged her. I can see her shifting uncomfortably on the bed, seems like what she wants to say is important. Anyway I just have to listen.
“Let’s break up,” she said.
“Huh?” It came like a shock to me.
“Yeah, I’m serious about it,” she said with so much boldness in her. It was as though I was dreaming.
“Why?” I already forgot about the picture, it was of no use anymore. I tried to hide my tears from falling as I pictured her with Alex. Why Alex? why should it be my rival?
“I feel it’s best to be apart.”
“Don’t tell me that, is it because of him? Come on babe, try to be plain, you are leaving because of Alex.” I fumed.
“That’s not it. You don’t understand and you won’t understand.”
“Then, can you explain this?” I asked showing her pictures. Her eyes widened as she saw this. “You think I wouldn’t know huh? Do you think I’m dumb? You know what, get the hell out of my house!” I shouted furiously. She was taken aback at my outburst. “Go and never come near me.”She left the room immediately. I grabbed my plate of food and smashed it into pieces. I hate liars, I hate Morris.
I drew back my tears as I relaxed on my chair. I looked at Ava, she looked at me too, I muttered ‘sweetheart’ to her and she immediately rolled her eyes away from me.
What’s this rolling of eyes every time? Is that all she have to do whenever I look at her? I continued staring, she felt uncomfortable cos I could see her flipping through the book she was reading without reading it.
Immediately she took the book and left the class. I stood up immediately and followed her. I couldn’t see her again, was she a witch? She must be nearby. I kept walking through the verandah checking out class but she wasn’t there. I went at the end of the verandah and worked in to the lab.
“Hey,” someone shouted and I turned around. There she is. She looked so pretty.
“Last time, I asked you why you are following me, you denied it. What exactly do you want? Why are you following me jerk?” she shouted. Gosh, this girl should stop shouting before students will think I’m raping her here.
“What did you just call me?” I asked.
“Do you need a soothsayer to tell you that?” she barked. Wow, so much ego, I’m planning something big for this girl. I looked at her lips, so pinky in colour. I went straight to the door and pushed it with my right leg as I closed it. She just stared on as if I’ve grown wings. I started going round her thinking of what to do with her, she’s in my hands now. I just need a go ahead order.
- You don't need to climb a ladder to your destination, all you need is determination.