“O God!” Marvelous groaned as Oge and her four friends entered their class room as the bell for break was rung.
She quickly looked at Oleng, seated at the table beside her. The latter was already shaking her head sorrowfully. Ezinne was frowning at the table beside hers.
“Oleng, Ezinne and Marvelous, come with me.” Oge announced and walked out of the class with her goons at her heels. The whole class including the boys felt sorry for the three friends as they walked quietly out of the class with Zinny sighing in anger. That was good bye to their break time.
They followed their seniors to the school farm. Last time it had been the school poultry.
“Go on your knees.” Oge told them harshly when they got there.
They quietly went on their knees on the loamy soil. Zinny was the last to go down.
“What did you tell Edward?” Oge demanded curtly.
The three friends looked at each other. Oleng groaned inwardly. So Eddy had kept his promise of telling Oge off them.
“Nothing, Senior Oge.” Oleng informed her.
Oge gave her a sharp slap. Tears ran down Oleng’s eyes as she held her sore cheek.
“Who are you making eyes at?” Oge asked the frowning Zinny and gave her a sharp slap also.
“So you girls had the guts to report me to Eddy. You weren’t afraid. By the way, what did he tell you?” she ranted.
They looked at the ground.
“What did he tell you bitches about me?” she screamed like a banshee.
Her friends held her from kicking them.
”Leave me alone,” she screamed at them.
“Let me teach these bitches a lesson for telling on me.”
“You girls better tell her what Eddy told you or we’ll allow her beat you girls to death.” One of her friends advised the three friends.
“Senior Beatrice, truly we didn’t tell Senior Edward anything and he didn’t tell us anything.” Marvelous quickly supplied.
“Then why did he approach me? How did he know I maltreat you girls? Filthy liars!” Oge shrieked. “As for you Oleng or whatever you call yourself, I’ll deal with you. The few weeks I have left in this school will be very miserable for you.
Because of you, Eric has been ignoring me but thank God he has finally come to his senses. If not for the school authorities, I would have marred your beautiful face for you, so that nobody will ever speak to you again especially your so-called best friend!” she hissed furiously. Oleng just continued crying and looking at the ground.
“Girls, please keep them here while I go and meet the love of my life. You know what we planned na.” Oge instructed her friends smiling.
“Remember to bring all the goodies you promised us from the canteen.” Gertrude reminded her confirming why they were always ready to act as her slaves due to the favors they enjoyed from her because her dad was filthy rich.
“Trust me na. I’ll be back” she declared as she walked away.
Meanwhile, Eric was wondering what was keeping Oleng and her friends. The bell for the long break had been rung a long time ago yet they were not out and he knew there was no teacher in their class.
He had sent a junior student to go and call them but she had returned saying they were not in the class. Where could they be? Dave and Eddy had left him to go to the canteen. He had told them he would meet them there whenever the girls showed up.
Cell phones were not allowed in the school; otherwise he would have called her.
As he was there pondering, he caught sight of Oge. He wanted to escape but she had already seen him and seemed as if she was heading towards him in the first place.
“Hi, handsome.” Oge was all smiles when she got to him.
“What are you doing here all alone?” she purred innocently.
“Waiting for Oleng. Have you seen her?”
“No,” she replied with a small shrug.
“Come on. Let’s go to the canteen. She can meet us there.” she cheerfully requested trying to drag him off the bench.
“No, thanks. I’d rather wait for her here.” he cooly told her and she stopped trying to drag him. She stood there looking at him, pretending to be lost in thought.
“I know where she is but I was trying not to hurt you.” she slyly told him and sat beside him.
“What do you mean? Where’s she?” He was filled with curiosity as he surveyed her coolly.
“I saw Uche half leading and half dragging her towards the toilet behind the school farm.” she lied.
“What?” Eric thundered, standing up.
“Uche did what? I’ll kill him!”
Oge was surprised at the fury she saw in his eyes. She had never seen him like this before. Had she gone too far? She was scared but managed to try to calm him.
“It’s okay. I’ll show you where they are.” she told him squarely as she got up to hold his hand. He shook her hand off and followed her.
He didn’t say a word as he followed her quietly to the place. In his musings he planned to give Uche a black eye and a bleeding nose.
As for Oleng, he would think of something to do to her. Right now, he would handle Uche. In his anger, he failed to question if Oge was saying the truth. Oge left him to his musings as she quietly led the way and prayed for success in her seduction plans.
When they got to the toilets, they entered quietly.
“Uche…..Oleng!” Eric bellowed in anger.
Oge locked the main door of the toilets and walked seductively to him as he checked from toilet to toilet. She caught up with him as he got to the last toilet.
“I’ve been waiting for this ever since I set my eyes on you.” she purred seductively as she pressed herself to him against the toilet door. Eric just looked at her, bewildered.
“So this was a set up.” he breathed, shaking his head in disbelief. “You lured me here for this? I should have known” He hit his head with his hand, cursing himself at his folly.
“Eric please. I need you. I’ve dreamt of you doing a lot of things to me. Please Eric. Nobody will find out. I assure you. We’re all alone here. No one comes here at this time of the day.” she pleaded with him, all the while quickly taking off her tie and opening her buttons.
She removed her white shirt to reveal a black lacy bra. She had generous proportions there. Eric forced himself to look at her face, not the twin temptations.
“Oge, get a grip on yourself. Look, you’re a very beautiful girl but I don’t want you. I’m not into such things.” he snapped at her holding her by her shoulders and pushing her gently.
“Don’t worry. I’ll teach you.” she insisted as she grabbed his trouser belt and tried loosening it. “Just a quickie, my darling. I’m burning up for you.”
“Oge!” he yelled at her. “I don’t want to have sex with you. Why don’t you ask Eddy? I’m sure he’ll readily oblige a second time.” He was disgusted by her coercive methods.
Understanding dawned on her then making her look downcast. “I did it for you. He promised to get you for me if I got down with him. I didn’t know it was just a ploy to sleep with me. He lied to me. He used me.” She was almost in tears.
“It’s a pity then.” Eric shrugged nonchalantly as she righted her clothes.
“Is that why you don’t want me? Because of Edward? Do you see me as his left over?”
“No. The thing is, sex is not my priority right now. I’ve been able to hold myself since and I’m not about to smear my record when it’s just few weeks from my graduation. Besides, there is only one girl who holds my interest.” he delivered with brutal frankness.
“Oleng.” She whispered.
“Is there nothing I can do to make you like me more than her?”
He shook his head. “Absolutely nothing.”
“Okay.” she conceded with a slight shrug.
As she turned towards the door, he held her hand.
“No hard feelings, right?”
She shook her head, gave him a peck and smiled.
She unlocked the door of the toilet and walked out. She smiled as she saw Oleng and the other girls some distance away.
She made a great show of buttoning her shirt and fixing her tie as Eric came out fastening the belt she had loosened belatedly realizing they had spectators. He looked up and felt his world crumbling.
Standing some distance away was Zinny, Marvy, Beatrice, Gertrude and the love of his life looking at him with so much horror on her face as if he had suddenly grown horns on his head. She looked at Oge who was fixing her tie and smiling. She ran.
“Oge, you’re a witch!” he exclaimed and ran after his best friend.