"You'll do fine Kamara," Busiswa assured me through the phone. I was already imagining the worst-case scenario.
"Besides who wouldn't love you." She continued unaware that I had spaced out a minute there.
"Okay, I have to go now thanks again Wiwa," I said meaning every word. She has been my biggest motivation to even go to the cafeteria.
After taking calming breaths, I made my way into the cafeteria, the noise died down when everyone noticed me. Saying the situation was very awkward for me was an understatement. I was freaking out as I scanned the whole place in search of Chloe. I spotted her red fiery hair as she waved frantically Like a maniac. I made my way to her table easily and took a seat.
There were three other people at the table I noticed as I munched on my Apple quietly while taking interest in the animated argument going on between the blonde girl and a dark-haired guy. I didn't know the show they kept talking about but it was clear the guy loved the show but the blonde kept crushing his dreams of making the list. I relaxed, this wasn't so bad.
The whole cafeteria was dead silent again as everyone turned to the entrance. My curiosity for the better of me as I turned to see the source of the silence. My eyes scanned the group and I could tell they were the popular group from the way they carried their heads high looking at everyone like they were nothing but ants in their sight. I mentally rolled my eyes as I turned back to by Apple. People like them make me sick. I ignored them as they passed our table and made themselves comfortable in the table in the middle of the cafeteria.
"So Chloe" the dark-haired guy spoke up as Chloe stopped starring into space "aren't you gonna introduce us?", he asked as I noticed his smoky grey eyes which were hidden behind his bangs.
"Oh yeah, where are my manners ?", she asked no one in particular. "Guys meet Kamara", I took that as my cue and waved shyly giving them a small smile.
"Kamara meet Steph," she said while gesturing to the dark-haired guy, "My boyfriend" she announced as he beamed at me which made me realize he was handsome.
"Chrystal and her boyfriend Kelvin" she finished off as the blonde smiled at me.
"Nice to meet you after Chloe decided to be selfish and take her precious time before introducing us," she said giving Chloe a look as Chloe rolled her eyes.
"Welcome to Westville High and I would just like to say you're free to beat up anyone who messes with you ok?" She said
After that exchange, we were about to wrap up when I felt like someone was watching me so I turned in my seat just in time to meet a pair of Hazel eyes starring right at me. I took in his looks, tall, broad shoulders, messy brown hair, he was sitting at the popular table so I frowned before paying attention to my table.
The cafeteria turned silent again so I knew something was about to happen but this time I didn't care.
"Hi, I'm Mark", the guy I caught starring at me said while he sat beside me on OUR table "I hope you-", he was cut off by the warning bell
I made my way to the rest of my classes for the day.
"Welcome back to hell Chi" Nilo my older brother snorted as he saw me at the door.
"Shut up" I muttered under my breath
"Ooh someone had a bad first day," he said joining me at the counter, "what happened?"
"Nothing NILO," I said his name through clenched teeth, "I'm fine"
"Then why does that response bother me, as your only best friend, I demand to know," he said while pushing out his chest making me giggle.
"Whatever," I said making my way up to my room and locking the door.
I started my homework which took me roughly twenty minutes.
"Chiiii!!!" Ama screamed while banging on my door
"What is it?" I asked feeling tired
"Mama needs you downstairs now" she announced, "we're going to visit the neighbors".........
Thirty minutes later we were standing on the neighbors front porch.
"Now kids please be on your best behavior ok?" mom pleaded as she rang the doorbell
"Whatever you say mumsy" Nilo muttered under his breath but mum still heard anyway.
"What was that Genilo?" She asked using his full name which meant he was in trouble.
"Nothing mom I-" he was cut off by the young Lady at the door.
"Mrs. Kidjo!" She exclaimed like they were best friends as they hugged and exchanged pleasantries.
"Come in," she said opening the door for us to come in.
I took in the large living area loving the place already.
"Luke and Chris will be down shortly," she told us while we made ourselves comfortable.
Nilo was bickering with Ama again while I tried my best to tune them out.
"Oh, Luke," Mrs. Marvel said as a guy about Gyasi's age made his way into the living area.
"We have visitors?" He asked while looking at us, his eyes staying on me longer
"Yes," Mrs. Marvel replied, "remember the new neighbors?"
"Oh yeah," realization crossed his features as he came and say beside me "hi, I'm Luke as mom might have told you and you are.
"Kamara" I finished for him as he smiled.
"Beautiful name for a beautiful girl," he said as heat rushed to my face and I stared at my ballet flats as he chuckled
"Guess they don't tell you that often but you have to know that-"
"Luke stop flirting with that lovely girl and come help me set up dinner", Mrs. Marvel interrupted as I noticed Luke's cheek stained with a tinge of pink.
"Way to go mom" Luke muttered as he made his way to the dining area as his mom chuckled at his reaction.
"And that's how Chris got stuck with mud girl for the rest of the evening" Luke continued while everyone at the table laughed.
"Jeez, way to go ruining my first impression" Chris announced while joining the table.
"Anytime bro, anything to see Kamara's breathtaking smile," he said as I felt my face heat up.
"Kamara?" Chris said while taking spoonfuls of his food.
"Kamara" Luke replied nodding his head to me while I concentrated on my empty plate afraid to look up.
"Oh, the Kidjo girl Mark can't stop talking about?" He asked as I snapped my head up to meet his sky blue eyes on me. My face heated up as I took his look in. He was wearing a button-up shirt and his black hair was styled in a messy way which made him look hot.
"Wait", I heard myself saying "you know Mark? " I asked confused
He chuckled in that deep baritone voice. "Yes I do" he replied as his eyes held a glint. "He's the star quarterback of the baseball team and I'm team captain", he said while leaning forward on the table.
"I wasn't at lunch today but Mark kept telling everyone about you"
"What did he say about me?" I asked as my curiosity got the better of me the second time today.
"He kept saying how hot you were and how you blew his mind and all with your beauty", he said still maintaining eye contact with me as I blushed looking away.
"Bro, you're not meant to tell her that" Luke chipped in "you're making her uncomfortable," he said in a bored tone while I bit on my bottom lip
"Oh like you know what to say", Chris replied as I heard the eye roll in his deep voice
"I always know what to say " I looked up at Luke to see him smirking at Chris
"Whatever man," Chris said while paying attention to what Nilo was telling him.
"Kamara you should do more P.E", Luke said casually and I immediately felt my eyes water at what he said. I was always conscious of what I ate but I was still plum anyway, with a little Pudge of a stomach.
"Why? " I said as the whole table became silent as they noticed my tears "I'm perfectly OK with the way I am," I said quietly as I stood up with a quiet "excuse me" and made my way out the door and back home, going upstairs to my room and locking the door, climbing into my bed and sobbing into my pillow.
Worse first day ever.
"Now I need everyone to team up with a partner on this project." Ms. Pearl, our music teacher informed the class as excited murmuring filled the room. "But not with people you know." A collective round of groaning is heard throughout the class. A rolled-up piece of paper hit the side of my head."Psst Kamara!" He whisper-yelled. I knew exactly who that was and decided to ignore him as I focused on what Ms. P was saying. "Just to be sure this works, I made a list myself." I imagined everyone staring daggers at her when she started calling names and their respective partners."Now remember, be creative, it could be a song you love so much or just instrumental music or whatever," she paused, "and no Veronica, no curse or swear words unless an F minus looks good on your yearly report." The class snickered at that. I was paired with the one and only. Drum rolls, please. Chris Marvel. Hurray with an eye roll.Now don't get me wrong, he was hot, well he was team captain so I'm guessing he h
Uh, that doesn't go in there." Ama corrected as Nilo tries stuffing his mouth with three slices of bread. Just one word for me. Gross. I was sitting in the living room with my face sharing the same oxygen with my book. You could also say I was reading but with my siblings here, I don't think I can call it 'reading' anymore."Yes it does." Mumbled Nilo while opening his mouth to show the half chewed bread. "Ewwww." Ama cried. "That's gross." She announced. "Mama, Nilo's eating with his mouth full!" She yelled running to the back yard. "Genilo." Mom scolded from somewhere in the house. "Haven't you learnt anything about manners?" She sounded a little frustrated. "Not really" he had the cheek to reply. I could already imagine mom storming into the room but she didn't. Thankfully."Chi?" Mom called"Yes ma?" I muttered under my breath knowing exactly what she wanted."I need you to quickly get us some milk", exactly what I thought. Why couldn't Nilo do it?. This was another reason I
"Come on Kidjo, just one more""But it's so hard"So here I was climbing stairs with Chris. Yep, you heard right. Climbing stairs. I made a deal with Chris that I'd join him on his morning walks and workout on weekends and I'm regretting ever making this deal.***"Come on, it's just a spider" I said like it was nothing "just pick it up""What if it has poison in it and I end up paralyzed for the rest of my miserable life? " he asked as I watched the visible fear on his face. I just found it really amusing that Mr. Strong and mighty was scared of a harmless spider."Okay, I'll make you a deal" I found myself saying. His eyes narr
She was beautiful. I sighed contentedly as I snuggled in my bed to start my new book. Yes, I am a book lover, who would have guessed."Nice PJs k" I heard the familiar voice as I looked up to see Chris at his window. Today he wore a tank top that showed off his muscled arms and broad shoulders. I became subconscious as I looked down at what I was wearing. A silk top with small straps and short shorts. I looked back up to see his gaze on me."Uh, thanks?""What you reading?" He asked as I listened to his morning voice. No doubt he just woke up but his hair was wet and stuck to his forehead so he must have been up for a while. I held up the back of the book in his direction as I heard him chuckle."What's so funny about my book?" I asked looking at him in confusion"Nothing" he raised his hand in surrender "but how can I see the title if your of your book if you're in there on your bed
Somewhere in the forest ...He flipped his pancakes on the pan whilst whistling to himself. He was the only one living in this lone cabin. Surviving on hunting down the wildlife. He wanted this life. An escape from all the buzz of his turbulent life. His parents couldn't care less about him seeing as he had chose this sort of life.The only close members of his small family were his grandmother, who hated the spot light life and fast cars and Lily, his most trusted st. Bernard. She was his next confidant after his grandmother passed away. After listening to the news on the local channel on the radio, he started preparing for the upcoming storm. After inspecting his underground basement, he decided that if Lily and him wanted to survive
Bang!!!.I heard a gunshot. It shook me."I didn't know anyone lived in this forest and not this far into it" I thought.I waited after several heart beats before deeming it safe to peer over the large rock which I hid behind and spotted the bear dead where he had stood not too long ago.I gasped as I felt a odd ache in my chest. Seeing him dead and lifeless did something to my being that made me sad and depressed.I ran over to him. Gathering his large head in my thick laps and kissed his head. I don't know how long I sat there cradling his head like I could bring him back before I approached the river gently and with caution because there was a good chance that whoever shot the Bear was still watching.After drinking to my heart content, I splashed water on my face letting it calm my nerves. Closing my eyes for
Ramon sat on a chair beside the bed where the unconscious melanin beauty laid. She must not be older that her teens he presumed as he watched her clutch at the sheets while her breathing increased.She had been unconscious for four days now and if not for her rapid breathing and small words every now and then, he would have thought get dead. The doctor which he has immediately called after placing her on the couch on the living room, arrived after the storm had quietened down, told him she was in a kind of state due to shock but other than that she was alive but there was a catch. If she didn't wake up any time soon, she was liable to die of hunger. He stood from where he sat and made his way to the kitchen. After preparing the soup in a can he has prepared, he took the soup in a bowl on a tray to her room. After placing the soup on the bedside table, he went to the door to check if Lily was back from her mornin
After my phone call, I padded across the hardwood floor to what I assumed to be the living area.For a cabin out in the woods, this place was huge. I searched the large area before my eyes rested on Ramon.He hadn't noticed my presence in the room so I took my time taking in his appearance in the brighter light of the living room.His hair looked even more bleached, it was almost white falling over his eyes as he concentrated on the book in his hands.He was hunched over with his eyes skimming over the words slowly like he was taking his precious time to drink in the words of the book.I finally decided to make my presence known by clearing my throat softl