“A penny for your thoughts?”, my bestie, Sophia Sunday asked with worry written all over her face.
” No, ten”, I replied with a grim face.
“I’ve looked all over for you, almost gave up when I ran into tu-mama who said to check you here, what must have caused you to come sit in the restroom?…..wait, don’t tell me its that jerk, Dare that made you like this ’cause I saw the idiot grinning from ear to ear like he just won a 1960 bet”, am sure that was an exaggeration.
Umph!, trust Sophy to talk so fast without so much as taking a breath. “I___
“That dude, as much as I know doesn’t love you, now, don’t give me that face, I bet he’s just thrilled about dating the most popular girl in school”
“Gosh dude, don’t make excuses for the nitwit___ you didn’t cry the first time when he broke up with you and said he was just joking or when you caught him cheating on you….yeah, I know, I know he apologised, so what? tell me Nyke, why now?
Whew!, is she finally giving me a chance to talk? What do I even say? “I guess….those tears are just coming to me now?, I muffled hoping that would shut her up.
” Common girl, you’ve……
Ugh!, so much for hope, I gotta do something, some….yeah!
“Hey, girlfriend, what’s gotten over you?”
“Nothing”, I replied smiling, leaping down from the sink definitely got her momentarily shocked.
“Well, whatever, so, now you’ve gotten over Dare?”, at my sullen face, she quickly continued, “You’ll get over him soon enough, you’re too good for him, let’s get back up now, we musta been missed”, Sophy to my utmost joy concluded as she grabbed my hand and left me no other choice than to walk-run.
Gosh!, this girl doesn’t know how to do things calmly, so unlike me, well, Sophy is kind of cool in her own way, if you decide to be blind to her major characters and call her cool. Just like me, she’s tall like 5″ 1 or is it just 5 feet and she’s also tanned, aside those, we are so opposite, just like night and day.
“Nyke, we seriously got to have an escalator or an elevator or something, either that or we have a restroom on this floor”, she lamented between pants.
“Yeah”, am not even sure if I said that out loud
Thank God she didn’t start her preaching but gave me that ‘girl, grab a life’ look.
“Uh-oh, I think we’re busted”, Sophy must have been reading my thoughts as she whispered to me.
“Good morning sir”, we both chorused, more like a ‘sing-song’ and that actually soften up his stern face, he must be a smoker, kai! Mr Wilson at it again, he is too close-fisted, that man should be a businessman, not a proprietor. Miss Mary, the maths teacher, now ex-maths teacher probably demanded for a raise in her salary and she got fired, I wonder when that man will cease his habit of firing teachers and pay them good money.
“What are your names”, the new teacher asked smiling, or more accurately, an attempt at a smile.
“My name is Sophy Sunday”, she replied smiling, her smile made me think of a sly fox, my bestie is a flirt, I thought as I shook my head as if to clear the thoughts from my head.
“And I am Nike Johnson”
“Next time, don’t come late to my class, now go to your seats”, he said rather calmly, girls’ power, I think.
Okay, so who’s this newbie sitting beside me and he’s staring at me without even batting his eyelids, uhm, he’s got guts….wait! I know this face and seem like he remembers me too ‘cos his expression has suddenly change and we both exclaimed, ” YOU!”