Chapter 7: until we meet again

ver, and Becky was waiting for me outside the school gate.

“Hey babe” she said as I walked down the stairs

“Hi” I replied with a smile.

“Err…my mum is coming over to pick us up today” she said giving me a huge grin..

“Oh…that’s good” I said returning the grin.
“But I’m on errands again today” I added.

“Oh…okay” she said.
“I have a feeling your mum doesn’t like me” she said rolling her eyes.

“What?.. Com’on” I said letting out a chuckle.
“She does..a lot…plus after today there won’t be any more errands” I said as I walked close to her to give her a hug.

“Okay whatever” she said hugging me back.

“So I’ll be leaving first” I said as I pulled out of the hug.

“Okay…bye” she said.

“Bye” I replied waving and left for the clinic.

At the hospital.
“Good afternoon ma’am” I greeted the nurse at the counter.

“Afternoon dear, how may I help you?” She asked.

“I’m here to see doctor Henderson for my test results” I answered.

“Okay…..you’re?” She asked.

“Stacy….stacy Vega” I answered.

“Okay then…just wait over there” she said pointing to an empty sit close to the wall.

After waiting for some minutes, another nurse came to call me.
“Miss Vega, doctor Henderson would like to see you now” she said and walked away

“Thanks” I said as I stood up and walked towards his office. I got to his office door and knocked.

“Come in” doctor Henderson said.

“Good day sir” I greeted politely

“Miss Vega, how are you feeling today?” doctor Henderson asked.

“Pretty much better” I replied with a smile.

“That’s great… So, are you here with your mum?” He asked.

“Err…no,why?” I replied with brow raised. He gave out a short breath and talked.

“Well your test results are out” he said.

“Cool…so what’s wrong with me?” I asked eagerly.

“Err..are you sure you wouldn’t want your mum to be here?” He asked.
“I mean I could call her to come” he added.

“No…ain’t I old enough to hear any news about health?” I said with confidence in my voice.
“I mean it can’t be that bad can it” I added.

“Okay then” he replied and gave out another short breath.
“Well I checked your test results, and found some things were wrong with your lymphocytes” he said.

“Okay…so?” I said already feeling a little bit tensed.

“You’ve got leukemia” he said.

“Err…what’s that?” I asked. I wasn’t too sure of what the meaning was but I know I’ve heard it from someone or somewhere.

“It’s cancer of the blood” he answered.

“Oh..okay I’ve got cancer” I said taking a huge gulp of saliva down my throat.
“But..there’s a cure right?” I asked.

“Err….yea there is a cure” he said.

“Great” I said feeling relived

(It’s curable thank God)

“But being that it’s close to the final stage, it’s going to cost a little bit of money”. He added.

“Oh….kay…like how much?” I asked.

“A hundred thousand dollars” he replied.

“What!?.. A hundred what?…” I yelled.
“The fuck where I’m I going to get that kinda hella money” I said.

“Stacy…lower your voice” doctor Henderson said.

“How much do they even pay my mum” I said letting a tear drop from my eyes.

“It’s alright stacy” he said trying to comfort me.

“And if I don’t get the money, what’s going to happen to me” I asked with tears in my voice.

“I’m afraid,you’ll have less than some months to live” he said.

“Right” I said as I felt another tear roll down my face.

“It’s okay eh.. When you get home tell your mom..don’t worry about the money, it’s gonna come okay?” Doctor Henderson said.

“Yea sure” I said forcing a smile.
“Thanks doctor” I replied as I stood up.

“That’s my job…well here’s the result, would you like to have it?” He asked.

“Err..no…I’ll come get it later” I said .

“Okay..but make sure you tell your mum” he said..

“Sure” I replied as I left his office.
I was totally broken inside, I mean how was I going to tell my mum that I was going to die if she doesn’t get a thousand dollars before next month.
I walked out of the hospital and headed home.

(I can’t tell my mum… She’s gonna die, I mean the thought of her losing her only child if she doesn’t get that money. I can’t tell her).

“No!!” I shouted to the sky.
“I can’t die..I just can’t” I said with tears in my voice.

The cloud was getting dark and I could hear the thunder roar. I felt a drop of rain fall on my face, I looked up and saw that the clouds were already heavy and soon it was going to rain heavily.
I wasn’t bothered at all. The thought of dying kept running through my mind, it was trespassing. The rain came pouring down heavily, I didn’t even care, to me it was the perfect time to cry because no one would see the tears falling from your eyes.
I stayed out inside the rain for two hours, and when I was getting in it was already past eight. I didn’t even go to work. I got in front of my house and knocked., so unlike me.

“Stacy!” My mum yelled as she opened the front door.
“Where have you been?….I called your line and it kept directing me to voice mail” she said worried.
“Why were you walking in the rain?….my God You’re going to catch a cold” she added.

I ran towards her and hugged her tight. “Mum I’m sorry… It won’t happen again” I said trying to hold back my tears.
“I love you mum” I said letting a tear role down my face.

“Stacy dear I forgive you, you just…..made me worried eh….and I love you…so much” my mum said as she kissed my fore head.
“Go upstairs and change…you’re soaked already” she added.

I climbed up the stairs and went into my room. I got inside my room and feel to the floor, I started crying.

“I can’t die..please tell me it’s a lie.. Even if this life is so horrible, I just can’t die now, maybe after college or something…please” I pleaded as I cried so hard. I folded like a foetus on the cold floor. I could feel my throat tear and it was painful..

“Hey stacy, would you like to eat something?” My mum asked from behind my room door.

“Err….no mum..I’m not hungry” I replied trying to hide my teary voice.

“Are you okay?” She asked suspiciously.

“Uh..yea mum…just feeling sleepy though” I lied.

“Okay goodnight then, momma love you” she said.

“Yea..I love you too” I replied trying to hold back my cry from bursting out.
I heard her footsteps as she went downstairs.

(What doctor Henderson said was a lie.. I’m perfectly fine.. I’m perfectly okay).

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Chapter 6: until we meet again

Chapter six

I got to the hospital, luckily it was a family clinic so I new the doctor there. I went to the counter to ask for Doctor Henderson.

“Good afternoon ma” I said politely to the nurse there.

“Good afternoon miss, how can I help you” she replied with a smile.

“I want to see doctor Henderson” I said.

“Okay..you’ll have to wait for a bit” she said.

“What’s your name?” She asked.

“Stacy Vega” I replied.

“Okay..just go sit over there” she said pointing to a sit at the corner.
I sat there for about thirty minutes before a nurse came to call me.

“Stacy Vega?” She asked.

“Yes ma’am” I replied.

“Doctor Henderson would like to see you” she said as she left.
I made my way to doctor Henderson office, I got to his office and DR Henderson was boldly written on his door. I knocked.

“Come in” he said .
I entered and shut the door right behind me.

“Good afternoon sir” I said.

“My little Vega.. Wow you’ve grown so big”he said smiling. I blushed.

“So what’s wrong with you?” he asked.

“Malaria, thyroid, cold” he added almost immediately.

“Uhh…I don’t know” I said.
‘Recently I’ve been feeling dizzy, headaches, body pain and my nose has been bleeding really much” I followed up.

“Are you sure you ain’t pregnant?” He teased.

“Hell no… ” I whisper scream.
He let out a chuckle and wrote down my symptoms in book on his desk.

“Well you’ll have to do some series test before you leave so we can be sure of what’s exactly wrong with you” he said.

“Alright” I replied.
I left his office to get the tests done. I did all the test required with. an hour and went back into doctor Henderson’s office.

“So…have you done all the required tests?” He asked.

“Yes sir” I replied.

“That’s good. By tomorrow your test results would be ready, so would you like it to be sent to your house or would you come to the clinic to get it yourself?” He asked.

“I would come over tomorrow” I replied.

“That would be nice” he replied giving me a smile.

“Okay then I would be going now” I replied as I stood up from the chair.

“Okay…. Send my greetings to your mum” he said.

“Sure I will” I said as I walked out of his office shutting the door right behind me.

“Bye ma’am” I said to the nurse at the counter.

“Bye dear” she replied with a smile.
I left the clinic for my house. On my way I checked the time to see if I could make it early to work.

“Oh shit…it’s five already” I said as I raced down to the burger shop.

“Good afternoon ma’am” I said breathing heavily.

“You’re late” Mrs Collins said with an unimpressed look on her face.

“Sorry ma’am….I needed to see the doctor” I replied still trying to balance my breathing.

“Okay..get to work now” she said.
I changed my clothes and went over to the counter.
Work was kinda busy today, a lot of customers and a lot of dirty dishes.

I finished work by half past seven and headed back home. I got to the front door and was welcomed by my mum.

“Hey mum” I greeted.

“Hi dear, you didn’t come home after school?” she asked as she entered the sitting room.

“Yea…I went to see doctor Henderson” I said shutting the front door and following her.

“Oh that’s nice, what did he say?” She asked.

“Nothing… I went through some test and I’ll be going back there tomorrow to check the result” I said.
“Plus he says hi” I added.

“Oh..okay.. Should I go with you tomorrow?” She asked.

“No” I replied bluntly.

“Okay sweetie, I’ll be going to bed. now” she said as she stood up walking towards the stairs.

“Okay” I said walking toward the kitchen to get something to eat.

“By the way James came over and waited for you for like half an hour” my mum said.

“Okay” I hissed.

“He said he was going to visit tomorrow though” she added as she climbed up the stairs.

“He better not” I growled.

“Plus I gave him your number” she said as entered her room.

“What! Com’on mum you shouldn’t have” I shouted.
“Mum!” I yelled.

“I’m sorry he just kept bugging me” she said slamming the door.

“Right” I hissed.

I had my dinner and made my way upstairs. I got inside my room and did the norms. Norms I mean take my shower, do my homework, pray and finally sleep.
Youve got a message
You’ve got a message
My phone beeped.

“Oh…no..Becky” I growled.
I took my phone to read the message. Unfortunately it was from James.

Hey partner, where were you,
i mean i waited for you for an
Hour and a half. I needed to do
so homework with you. Well i
won’t be attending school
Tomorrow so I’ll see you later
Later in the evening… Bye

“Who cares” I hissed and went back to sleep.

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Chapter 5: until we meet again

Chapter five

“I’m off to school mum, Becky’s waiting….bye I love you” I said to my mum as I ran out of the house. Obviously she didn’t hear because she was in her room upstairs.
Becky and I walked to school. I got to my locker, picked out my books and went for classes.

“Hey” James said.

“What” I replied bluntly.

“Can I come over to your house today” he asked.

“No” I replied bluntly again.

“Why?” He asked.

“Because I just don’t like seeing your face is that a good reason” I answered.

“Why do you dislike me so much” he asked.

“Oh thank God you know dislike you, why then are you still bothering me?” I answered with a question.

“Because I like you”he answered with a smile.

(He likes me, why would he like me, I mean I’m pretty messed up).

“Uh…I know you’re pretty messed up, that’s another reason I like you and I really hope we could be friends” he said giving me a smile.

“Err..right” I replied. I mean I didn’t know what to say. It all just came like a hit.

“So what’d you say….. Friends?” He asked giving me a smirk.

“Okay…friends” I replied.

We shaked hands to confirm my friendship. Then he said he was going to visit later in the evening.

(Gosh what was I thinking accepting him as my friend. I don’t even like him).

Classes were over and it was lunch time.
“Can I sit with you to eat?” James asked.

“Err….what of your friends?” I asked.

“They wouldn’t mind” he replied.

“Right” I said.

Becky wasn’t at the table yet so thankfully I wasn’t the one to show her James first, she would just meet him there, so she’d be the one to give herself the shock, plus Becky really has no beef with James so it was going to be cool with her seeing James there.

“Hey Stacy” Becky yelled from a far. I smiled in return as she walked towards our table.

“That’s your friend?” James asked.

“Yea why?” I asked.

“Err…..nothing… She’s cute” James said as he smirked.

“Yea I know” I said rolling my eyes.

“Hey…who’s this?” Becky asked as she sited James.

“Err….James… Pena” I said.

“Hi” James said stretching his hands for an handshake. Becky refused it at first but later gave in.

“Yeah hi” she said as she shaked him.

” I’m James and you are?” James asked politely.

“Becky…Stacy’s bestie” she said.

“Yea I know that….by the way you’re really pretty” he said giving her a smirk.

“Oh my… I thank you… You’re not looking bad too” she said giving him a big grin.

“Right” I hissed.
“Can we eat now” I asked.

“Sure” James said giving me a wink.

(Yack, take that back douche).

Through out our lunch, I could actually see James scan Becky. No doubt Becky was so damn cute but that doesn’t mean he could check her out like that. I was pissed, or was I getting jealous.

(Definitely not).

School was over…so quick this time. Becky and James were waiting for me outside the school gate. We were actually going to walk home together but unfortunately I had to be elsewhere.

“Er..Becky i won’t be walking home with you today” I said.

“Why?..where are you going to?” She asked suspiciously.

“Uh…wanna run errands for my mum” I lied.

“Okay no problem” she said giving me a hug.

“Hey dude!” I yelled at James as I drew out of Becky’s hug.
“Take her home safely” I said.

“Sure… I mean I wouldn’t want to take a princess home roughly” he said giving Becky a smirk. She blushed and they both started laughing.

‘Whatever ” I hissed.

“Bye” James said giving me a wink.

“Right” I groaned.

They both left towards our home direction and I left for the hospital.

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Chapter 4; until we meet again

Chapter four

4:45pm
I woke up and I checked the time.

“Thank God” I said standing up from my bed and rushing downstairs. I usually left a note for my mum just for her to know I’m back for school and where I went to.

Hey mum, I’m off to work
See you when I get back
Love
Stacy

I shut the door right behind me and went off for work. I got to work and sited Steve cleaning the tables from the windows. I opened the glass door and went in.

“Surprise, surprise, look who we have here” Steve said.

“Grow up Steve” I replied.

“Really, you’re early, why?” He asked with a brow raised.

“Because I wanted to see your face?” I said mockingly.

“Right…you missed me” Steve said giving me a smirk.

“Shut up please” I hissed rolling my eyes as I walked to the changing room. I changed into my uniform and walked out.

“You’re early” Mrs Collins said.

“Yes ma’am” I replied.

“How are you feeling?” She asked

(Woah, what has gotten into her today, like I mean she never asks if I’m okay or not).

“Yes ma’am” I replied.

“Get to work” she said.
I rolled my eyes and went over to the counter.

“Hey Stacy, there’s a customer there, go take his order” Mary said.

“Sure” I replied. I walked close to that customer in black. Gosh he had a cute haircut and I loved his scent. Wait that smell is familiar.

“Hey sir, what would you like to order?” I asked politely, he turned then faced me.
“You!” I yelled surprised.

“Hey partner” James said also surprised.

“You work here?” He asked. I could actually see him scan me.

“Err…yea..what are you doing here?” I asked him.

“Erm…to eat, what else  would I be doing here?” He replied with question.

“Whatever” I hissed.

I took his order and gave it to Mary. His order was made within a few minutes and I took his plate to him.

“Here you go sir.” I said politely.

“Hey, we’re mates, please drop the formal words and just call me James” he said smiling.

“Right I’m at work so I’ve gotta use it”
I replied then I walked away. I went towards the counter.

“Gosh he’s too cute” Mary said

“I know right” Edna followed up.

“You guys com’on” I said rolling my eyes as I watched him eat.

(he ate like a pig, doesn’t he knows that he’s outside not at home, he’s just like Becky).

He finished eating and I went over to his table to clear his plates.

“Thanks, I enjoyed it” he said giving me a smirk.

“Sure” I replied.

I finished work so quick, and headed home immediately.

“See y’all tomorrow” I said as I waved Steve, Mary, Edna and Michael goodbye.

“Bye Mrs Collins” I said politely, she didn’t reply but who cares anyways.
I walked out the door and surprisingly someone appeared in my front.

“BOO!!” James shouted.

“Hey!?” I screamed surprised.
“What’s your problem, you’re going to give someone an heart attack” I said angrily.

“Sorry ma’am” he replied mockingly.

“Why are you still here?” I asked.

“Err…I wanted to escort you home” he said like he knew where I live.

“Do you know where I live?” I asked.

“Nop…that’s why I waited so I could know where you lived” he answered.

“See..you just go home, your momma would be worried” I said not caring.

“Uh..lady..this is my street, I can go home anytime I want.” He said making me look like a fool.

“So where do you stay?” He asked.

“Somewhere you don’t need to know” I replied bluntly.

(Why would I tell him were I lived, I mean I wouldn’t like for him to visit me).

As we walked, I was so annoyed, he just didn’t want to leave me alone.

“Okay what’s your name then?” He asked.

“Beyonce” I answered.

“Tch..you look nothing like her” he hissed.

“Okay then” I said rolling my eyes.
We got in front of my house, but I didn’t want James to know where I lived so I decided to walk further.

“Stacy!” I heard a call from my house.

(Oh shit,not now mum not now)

I turned to see my mum waving at me and I waved back.

“Oh, so that’s your mom, definitely that should be where you lived” James said giving me a smirk.
I went ahead to my door to meet my mum and James followed right behind me.

“Go home now” I said to him.

“Good evening ma’am” James said to my mum giving her a huge grin.

“How’re you son?” She replied returning the grin with a smile.

“I’m doing okay and you?” He asked smiling..

“I’m okay too….you’re such a well mannered boy, what’s your name?” My mum asked.

“I’m James ma’am, James Pena” James replied.

“That’s a nice name James. Well I’m Hannah Vega, Stacy’s mum” she replied smiling.
I rolled my ears.

“Mum….James gotta leave now” I said.

“Erm..nop… I still have thirty minutes to spend outside” he said. He looked at me and gave me a smirk.

“Then let’s all go in” my mum said.
Right, that’s what my mum would totally like, I mean meeting new boys as my friend. She’s been dying to find out if I had any guy friend. But still no I don’t have because I totally dislike James.
We got inside my house, my mum directed him to the sitting room.

“Woah, this couch is so comfortable” he said as he sat on my favorite couch.

“Hey!, don’t sit there” I yelled.

“Why?” He asked.

“Because you just can’t sit there” I hissed.

(He just can’t sit there, my grandad made that couch for me, I mean I don’t even let Becky sit there, why now you James)

“Well I’ve already sat there, I’m sorry I can’t stand up” he replied with a smirk.

“let him sit there just for today..eh..be kind okay” my mum said as she came out of the kitchen with bowl of fried chicken and chips.

“Right…and mum he just ate” I said as I rolled my eyes.

“Err….no… I’m starving in fact”James said.

“What?!….James I just served you a burger not quite long” I replied shocked.

“That wasn’t enough” he replied almost immediately.

“Okay you guys that’s enough… There’s food for everyone” my mum said as she dropped the plate in the center of the table.

“So James how did you know my daughter?” My mum asked.

“Uh…we attend the same school, we sit next to each other in sociology class and we’re project partners plus we live in the same street” he answered smiling.

“Right” I hissed.

“That’s nice…same project partners that means we would be seeing you often?” She asked.

“No!” I yelled.

“Yes” James said giving me a smirk.
My mum busted into laughter and James joined in. I rolled my eyes and went upstairs. I needed to complete my assignment before I could sleep. I could hear my mum and James laughing from downstairs while they talked about random things and it annoyed me. I went downstairs to see what was going wrong.

“Okay ma’am” James said as he stood up
“Thanks so much for the accommodation” he added.

“No problem…..you’re always welcomed here” she said.

“About time you had left” I said rolling my eyes.

“Right….I’m about to leave….thanks though” he replied giving me that stupid smirk.

“That doesn’t fit you” I hissed.

“Right” he smiled showing off his dimples.
He left for the door and I followed right behind him.

“Bye” he turned to wave.

“Go well” I rolled my eyes and shut the door.

I turned to see my mum standing in front of me with her hands folded.

“Why’d you treat him that way” she asked.

“I don’t like him” I replied bluntly

“But he’s a good boy” she said as she sided James.

“Still I don’t like him” I replied.

“Why?” My Mum asked again.

“I don’t know….maybe because he’s too pompous and he thinks high of himself” I replied giving this *I don’t really care* look.

“That’s a stupid excuse…well your dinner is on the dinning” she said as she made her way up the stairs into her room.

“Right….thanks” I hissed.
I finished eating, washed my plate and went upstairs. I felt dizzy as I climbed up the stairs. I went into my mum’s room to tell her goodnight.

“Mum….goodnight” I said as I entered her room. She turned to me and walked up to me.

“Why are you bleeding from your nose?” She asked.

“Are you okay?” She added.

“I’m fine…I’m just feeling a little bit dizzy” i answered.

“Should we see the doctor tomorrow, remember this ain’t the first time something like this is happening to you” she said.

“Yea mum and that was last year mum, and that doctor said maybe it was stress” i said rolling my eyes.

“Okay….just go have some rest” she said.

“Okay mum…goodnight” I said as I walked out of her room.

“Goodnight dear..I love you” she said as she laid on her bed.

“Love you too” I replied shutting the door right behind me.

I got to my room, had my shower and laid on my bed starring at the ceiling.

“Should I go see the doctor tomorrow?” I asked myself.

“Maybe I should go right after school” I replied myself.

“Should I tell mum?” I asked again.
“Nah..I wouldn’t want to disturb her” I answered.

I said my night prayers and feel asleep almost immediately.

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Chapter three

Thing
Thing
Thing

“Ah…make it stop” I groaned using the pillows to cover my ears.

“Sweetie,get up, you’d be late for school” my mum said as she helped me stopped my noisy alarm clock.

“Arrggh….can’t I skip school for just a day…please” I said trying to get my self to sit up straight.

“No can do….get up…now” she said pushing me up from my bed, directing me straight into my bathroom.

“Okay..fine” I said closing the bathroom door. I turned on the shower tap and a very icy water rained on me.

“Holy shit mum….it’s fucking cold” I shouted. I could hear her laugh from behind the door.

” Oops you forgot to turn the heater on” she said.

“Arrggh” I groaned.

“But you could still manage the cold one right?” She asked with a teasing voice.

“MUM!” I yelled and She laughed so loud.

“Your food would be ready soon,so when you’re done dressing, meet me downstairs” she said as she left my room, slamming the door.

“Right” I hissed.

After my shower, I brushed my teeth. I go to my closest and pick out a T-shirt. I picked out a 3 fingered black tank top, with a darker shade of red sweet heart neck line. I go over to my dresser and pull out a pair of denim skinny Jean. I then go over to my closest again to get a denim jacket and put it on.
I go over to my mirror and do my hair and applied little lip balm on my dry lips. I went over to my reading table and picked my school books with some finished projects and i put it in my bag. I went downstairs to put on my ballet flats.

“Hey sweetie….wanna have breakfast?” My mum asked.

“Ugh…i might be late” I said checking my wrists watch. She walked over to where I was standing, holding a plate of sandwich and a cup of milk.

“Open up…..just one won’t delay you” she said.
I opened up and took a huge bite out of the sandwich, I collected the glass of milk and took a huge gulp.

“Thanks mum” I said with food in my mouth.

“Okay….get going now, it’s past seven already” she replied as she walked towards the kitchen.

“Right… Bye…I love you” I said blowing her a kiss.

“Love you too dear…be good in school” she replied smiling.

“I’ve always been good” I replied as I walked out the front door. I looked around but didn’t see Becky.

You’ve got a message
You’ve got a message

My phone rang. I opened up the message and it was from Becky.

“Hey babe sorry we won’t be
walking together today. My
dad finally decided to drop me
off at school. I’m sorry. See you
in school. Ily”

“Right” I said rolling my eyes.

I got to school a little bit late. Immediately, I went towards my locker to pick some books I needed for the day.

“Hey babe” a tiny girlish voice said behind me. That’s Becky, I could tell from her voice, I turned to see her face.
“Did you see my message?” she asked.

“Ye..ah” I replied.

“I’m sorry you had to walk alone” she said giving me a sad face.

“It’s okay….walking alone isn’t that bad though” I said smiling.
“But I could feel something was missing” I winked at her.

“Thank…classes would soon start, let’s be on our way” she said putting her arms over neck.

I got to my class and went ahead to my sit. I used to sit at the front, but now I’ve gotta switch with a new girl, so now my sit is at the center of the class

(so not what I wanted).

I got to my sit and kept my books on my desk, the teacher was yet to arrive and I got so bored, the class was very noisy. I brought out my earphone and shoved it into my ears and kept my head on my desk. I felt a hand tapped me, so I removed my earphones to hear the voice.

“Hey” he said. His voice so sweet and bold. I could tell it was a male, but wait that voice sounds familiar. I looked up and saw him –  James Pena.

“Hi” I replied, giving him this *what again* look.

“Uhm…is anyone here?” He asked pointing to a sit right next to me.

“I don’t think so” I replied not caring.

“Ok…thanks” he replied giving me a smirk.
I put my head back on my desk, then immediately jerked up.

(What! James Pena is actually going to be sitting next to me?!. No…o…) I screamed in my thoughts.

I  gave him a short glance, but he caught me.
The teacher came in and we all greeted.

“Today, I’m going to be grouping you guys in two’s. I’ve got a project about your environment, people around you.” He said as he looked around

(I tell you this man is fucking weird).

“This project would help you to know people well, and you all would write it in form of a report.” He added as he kept looking around.
“And whenever you think you’re done with the report, submit it in my office” he said

(Right…..please let me be paired with a weirdo.. I mean I already know everything about them) I prayed in my thoughts.

“Miss Paul….you’re partnered with Mr Dave, Miss Zach….you’re partnered with Mr Chris…. Miss Logan….you’re partnered with Mr Schmidt….” He said but my thoughts interrupted.

(The fuck is he pairing a female with a male only… I mean I want to be partnered with a female).

“Miss lace you’re with Miss Davis…. Mr Sean you’re with Mr Benson..” He continued but my thoughts interrupted again.

(Oh good heavens, thanks God, but why is he taking so long to call my name). I thought

“Miss Vega you’re with Mr Pena” he said finally ending.

“What?!..No!” I whisper shouted. I gave James an annoying look, but he returned it with a smirk.

(To hell with you and your smirk)

Some students were glad, some were surprised, some were sad, some were angry – example moi, I mean I totally dislike James, why then would Mr Thomas match us together. It just wasn’t right.

The bell for lunch rang. I stood up, picked my books from my locker and walked out my classroom door, then felt a hand wrapped around my neck.

“I think we’d be best partners” James said.

“Yeah…. Right” I said rolling my eyes, and he smirked again.

“You know, that doesn’t fit you” I lied. I mean he looked really cute as he did that.

“See you later” he replied as he left.

“See you never” I hissed.

I ordered my food from the counter where they do serve our food and left for my lunch table. I got to my lunch table and saw Becky already there, shoving a spoon full of Mac and cheese inside her mouth. I shaked my head., that was disgusting.

“You’re a lady remember?” I said smiling as I sat down.

“I should be the one telling by you that” she said with food in her mouth. I bet she was really hungry.

“You’re eating burger?” She asked as she scanned my plate.

“Yea…why?” I asked picking up the Bugger from my plate.

“Don’t you care about your weight” she said as she shoved another spoon full with Mac and cheese into her mouth.

“I should be the one telling you that” I said giving her a huge grin.

“Right” she said as she rolled her eyes.

“By the way, I’ve got gist for you” I said.
“Guess who I was partnered with today for my project?” I asked her

“Uhh..Dan?” She replied with a question.

“What?!.. that freak!. Hell no… But I’d love if it had been him” I hissed.

“Then who?” She asked.

“James” I said rolling my eyes, as I took a bite from my burger and gulped a cup of water.

“James Pena?!” She chocked

” your greatest enemy” she said laughing.

“It’s not funny you know” I said annoyed.

“Well, that my friend is really funny” she said putting an end to her annoying laughter.
“But all the same, I’m truly sorry for that” she said.
Lunch time was over and we left for our various classes.

School was very slow today. I fucking hate Tuesdays, I mean they’re always slow. Becky and I walked back home and we got to my Street, we parted ways. I got home and my mum wasn’t home yet. I decided to take a nap and hopefully this time I would wake up early for work……………

 

This chapter was too long so I decided to cut it

 

Until we meet again: a narrative approach

Chapter two

Classes were over, it was lunch time. I walked into our school cafeteria and good Lord, i see Becky waving at me. I walked toward our table and started to feel dizzy, a striking hit on my head and fuck it pains. I got to our table and Becky stands up.

“What’s wrong with you?” She asked, she looked worried, I actually thought she was acting, you know, about this morning.

“Nothing” I said
“why?” I asked.

“There’s blood coming from your nose” she replied almost immediately.

“Blood?..where?” I asked again still shocked.

“Your nose dummy” she said. She took my index finger, placed it on my bleeding nose and waved it at my face.

“See!..blood…are you okay?” She asked again.
I ran to the restroom to check it out myself.

“Shit!.” I said rinsing off the blood with water and with a little bit of soap, I washed my face. Luckily for me, I had zilch make up on so nothing on my face was ruined. I spent all my lunch hour in the restroom with Becky. She’s such a good friend isn’t she?

“What’s wrong?” she asked..
“do you need to see the nurse?” she said almost immediately.

“No I’m fine, maybe it’s just stress” I replied giving her a fake smile.

“Yea stress” she said nodding her head.

“I’m just having a slight headache” I replied with a sad tone.

“it’s alright, you’ll be fine eh” she said assuring me.

“Thanks” I replied hugging her.

“Alright let’s get going for our classes” she said. We pulled out from our hug and stood up and went for our various classes.

4:00pm
School was over, thankfully the day ran so quick, but truthfully the remaining classes after lunch time was extremely boring, or maybe I wasn’t paying attention because of my annoying headache. I went towards my locker, opened it and dropped some books in it. I took out the form Mr Parker gave me and put it in my back pack.

“Are we good to go?” I heard Becky’s voice behind me. I turned to give her a smile.

“That’s a yes” she said returning the smile.

We walked home, laughed and talked about how school was today, I told her how annoying Mr Parker sounded today and she laughed.. I love seeing her laugh, it always calms me. We got to my street and parted ways. She actually leaves two streets away from mine. So we were still kinda close.

I opened my front door and walked in

“Mum! I’m home” I shouted. Who am I kidding, she’s not back and she won’t be till six in the evening. I went up the stairs into my room and laid flat on my bed. I starred at the ceiling and thought to my self

( what’s wrong with me, why was I bleeding, why do i feel dizzy, why is my head hurting so much).

These thought bombarded me, then,I decided to take an hour nap. But it turned out to be a two hours nap.

“Shit…no..no..I can’t be late again” I jerked up from my bed and dashed out of my room. I raced down the stairs, heading out the door until a hand stopped me

“Hey young lady….where you going to” she asked. Yea she was just coming back from work.

“Work mum, I’m late.. Again” I said giving her this *I need to go* look.

“Okay dear, come home early, and be nice to Mrs Collins” she said as she made her way inside the house.

“Yea sure..sorry I won’t be able to help you with the groceries” I replied almost immediately.

“No problem” she said. I could hear her voice faintly.

Right, my boss, Mrs Collins, she’s another pain in my ass, I mean, she just dislike me, that’s another reason I’ve gotta get this scholarship.

“You’re an hour late…again ” Mrs Collins said laying emphasis on the word “again”.

“Um..ma’am, I’m really sorry, I had..” I replied not completing my statement.

“Ahhh…” She waved her palm in front of my face to stop my words. “Get to work” she said.

“Okay ma’am ” I said rolling my eyes

I work at the burger shop down my street, luckily for me, it was close so I didn’t have to use the bus.. I’m the one who do mostly the serving, I mean, taking the customers order, serving them and stuffs like that.
I went into the changing room which is only meant for the staffs, I changed into my work uniform and came out.

“Order up…Stacy would you take this order to that lady sitting at the corner over there” Edna said pointing over to a lady in pink sitting close to the window.

“Sure” I replied. I took the tray and walked towards her.

“Oops sorry” I said to the guy moping

“No problem” Micheal said giving me a smirk.

“Yeah, right, that doesn’t fit you” I said smiling.

” sure whatever ” he replied returning the smile with a huge grin.
I got to the table that wanted the hot, just made, fresh burger.

“Here’s your order ma’am” I said dropping the tray.
“Enjoy” I added.

“Thanks” she replied smiling
I turned then felt a hand stop me

“Huh….young lady, are you okay?” She asked worried.

“Yea ma’am” I replied confused.. “Why’d you ask” I added.

“You’re bleeding from your nose” she said. I touched my nose and brought my hands to my face.

“Oh shit, not again” I whispered.

“Maybe you should see a doctor if it’s not the first time happening” she said.

“Thanks” I replied as I made my way to the ladies(female restroom).

” arrrgh” i groaned as I rinsed the blood off my nose.

I came out of the restroom and noticed Mrs Collins talking with that pink lady. I called her pink because she was putting on a pink top and a pink jean with a pink shoe.

(stupid combo).

“Oh no…what has she told that old witch now” I murmured.

Mrs Collins walked straight up to me as the pink lady stood up to take her leave.
“See me in my office” she said as she walked pass me. I looked confused, no doubt my thoughts were at work again.

( what did that lady tell her, what did I do wrong)

“Now!” She shouted.

“Yes ma’am” I said.
I got to Mrs Collins office and boom she strikes first.
“Okay…what’s wrong with you” she asked.

“Nothing” I replied.

( why do people keep asking me that annoying question. Really I’m fine).

“You were just bleeding a couple of minutes ago” she said like she was actually there when it happened.

(I should have known that was what that pink lady was telling her).

“Uhm…well that ma’am…I’m really”  I said not finishing my statement again

(the fuck, she never allows me to finish my words).

“Ah..I give you a day off” she said.

“What?!…ma…I’m perfectly fine” I replied.

( thank God she let me finish my words)

“Just go home, and be back here by five tomorrow” she said laying emphasis on the word “five”.

” okay ma”  I replied with a sad tone. She wouldn’t even care how my tone was. I got to the changing room and changed my clothes to my initial one and left for the front door.

“Hey….woah..you’re leaving?” Michael asked.
“Yea I’ve gotta sort some stuffs at home” I replied faking a smile (that was a lie)

“Have you been sacked?” Steve asked.

“Shut up fool” I replied.

“Bye Edna, bye Mary” I said waving at them .

“Okay, bye take care” Edna replied

“See ya later?” Mary asked smiling

“Sure” I said returning the smile

“Bye , my run away princess” Steve said laughing.
I rolled my eyes and walked out the front door. Steve’s another element I’ve gotta get rid off. He just need to be disintegrated, he’s another pain In my ass..

I  got home, claimed up the stairs leading to my front door and opened the door. I entered shutting the door right behind me.

“Mom I’m home” I said with a low tiring voice. I saw her coming out of the kitchen.

“So early…were you sacked?” She asked.

“Mum…com’on… Work isn’t that bad” I groaned

“Okay….so…wait…are  you okay?” she asked again this time with a look of concern.

“Seriously?!”  I replied with a surprised look.

“Yeah?….you look weak” she replied taking her eyes off me as she walked toward the dinning.

“I’m perfectly okay” I said laying emphasis on the word “perfectly okay”.

” okay…so any new thing in school, new friends, new guys,….huh…huh??” She asked giving me a big grin. I rolled my eyes.

“Mum, I’m kinda tired right now, we could talk about this another day” I said returning the huge grin.
“I’m off to bed now…see you tomorrow…good night” I said as I made my way up the stairs.

“Kay…momma loves you” she said. From her side view I could tell she was smiling.

“Daughter loves you too” I said mockingly as I rolled my eyes. I could hear her laughing from down stairs. I got into my room, undressed and went into the bathroom to take a shower. I got out feeling refreshed. I brought out my school books, did some homework and some projects I hadn’t finished.

“I’m done” I said to my self feeling happy, not until when this striking hard hitting head ache came.
“Arrrg” I groaned. Then all of a sudden, it vanished.

“Maybe I just need some rest” I said to myself. I laid on my bed, plugged in my ear phone and turned on my favorite song “see you again” . I fell asleep humming to the song.

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A narrative approach

1480968612681A narrative approach

The sad thing is nobody ever really knows how much anyone else is hurting. We could be standing next to someone who is completely broken.
Stacy is just a normal kid at school, with just one best friend, a mum and someone who she dislikes so much Unfortunately a bad omen came upon her. Would that bad omen take her life and would the person she dislikes so much be a great part of her life

“If I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you, I want you to know that I am no great girl and I’m lucky to have a mum as you”

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Chapter one

You know life can be such…how do I put it, wicked, selfish.

“Mum…com’on, I could just leave the school and you could send me the state’s school you know” I kept saying to my mum

“No sweetie, you know your dad and I actually wants the best for you, so you can’t quit your school okay?” She said

“Yea..sure..dad” I hissed, rolling my eyes.

“Stacy?.. What was that for?” she asked

“Oh yea mum, can’t you see, he’s not here, he has never been here” I said raising my voice
“you do all the payments yourself mum, you stress your butt out just for me and what has he done to help?” I asked looking straight into her eyes. Sure I was vexed I mean he has never been here .

“Sure, I do all that, that’s because I love you so much, but he’s still your dad got it?” She said

“No mum, he ain’t my dad” I hissed again
“the fuck, I’ve only seen him twice in my entire life and that was when I was sick and when I clocked twelve mom!” I said raising my voice.
” Now I’m seventeen mum, he hasn’t showed his fucking face!” I yelled.

“Stacy!” She yelled back. I gave her this *I don’t care* look

“I’m off to school, so bye” I said taking my face off her.

“Be a good girl, momma loves you” she said.

“That’s stale mum, I’m not a baby anymore” I said rolling my eyes as I took my back pack from the couch.

“But you’re still my little baby, I love you” she said giving me a smile.

“Right..I love you more” I said returning the smile. Why won’t I love my mum, like I mean she has always been there and she’ll always be there. She’s my only best friend, oh yea apart from

“Hey Stacy” a tiny girlish voice called from my lawn. I walked down my door step and saw a beautiful Blondie. That’s Becky.
Becky, she has been my friend since fifth grade and fuck she still is. She’s another definition of beauty, she has a good figure; a medium sized boobs, a large ass, her skin was pale and with her champagne blonde hair streaked with Brown, I mean if I were a guy I would have asked her out at first sight. Unlike me; another definition of ugly; a small sized boobs, medium sized ass, Brown chocolate skin colour with my straight dark brown shoulder length hair plus I’m pretty messed up. who would actually love me?

“Hey, you still here?” She asked waving her hands at my face.

“Hey what’s up?” I said giving her a huge grin

“I’m…wooah…” she said. I could actually see her scanning me from my head to my toe.
“What’s with your dressing?” She asked. I scanned my self too and yea what was actually with my dressing because I didn’t find any fault.

“Why?” I asked with my eyebrows raised. She leans forward slightly and quietly whispers.

“Couldn’t you find something better to wear?” she asked and went back to her initial position.
“I mean…look at you” she whisper shouted.

“What’s wrong with it…you should know I do feel more comfortable in this clothing” I replied.

“Yea, but at least you could, once in a while show off some skin, and be girly for once” she said
” you need to loosen up a bit, we’re already in our final year in high school okay?” She followed up immediately..

(Like I didn’t know that)

“Okay, can we go now?” I asked, giving her a fake smile.

“Sure” she said smiling back.

We laughed, had some gist about stuffs that happened during the vacation. Becky told me about the guys that were asking her out, but unfortunately for me, I couldn’t tell her mine. My weekend was always boring, work here and there to make earns meet plus who would actually date me, I mean like I said I’m pretty very much messed up.

“We’re here” Becky said pointing to the school building and smiled as she made a her way towards the entrance. I took a view at the whole school building and gave a short breath out.
School is another definition of the worst place on planet earth that’s for me though,to Becky it’s the like a paradise, to others it’s like a playground or something. I hated school, the smell made me sick, the students and their foolish ratings, but I just had to attend it to make my mum happy. She keeps saying.
“Education is the best legacy and And the best gift any parent
Could actually give their child”

The kids in school do call me a weird nerd, I keep wondering how that name came to existence.

“You coming or not?!” Becky yelled from afar. Yea she’s gotten that far. She was too eager to resume but on the other hand I wasn’t.

“Yea sure” I said rolling my eyes.

We walked into the Hallway and I checked my wrist watch it’s seven thirty already.

“Shit…err…Becky.. I’ve gotta go now, see you at lunch?” I asked giving a big grin. She looked at me with a suspicious look but then later gave in.

“Right…okay” she said. We hugged, but I later pulled out of the hug and made my way towards the principal office.

The principal, oh yea, I have a meeting with him by seven concerning my scholarship into college and I can still remember his baritone voice so harsh and sharp.

“Immediately you resume on Monday, first thing in the morning by seven before your classes starts, I want to see you in my office. Then if you want to forfeit your chance to get a scholarship you could actually decided not to come”

I shaked off his voice from my thought as I got to his office door. MR PARKER was boldly written on his door. I knocked

“Come in” he said still with his baritone voice. I actually thought during the holidays his voice would actually be softer, maybe like a tenor or maybe even into an alto like mine since I heard he’s married already, but I guess that didn’t happen.
I opened the door and entered, shutting the door right at my back.

“Oh miss..Vega” he said giving me a short weird glance. I know it was saying “oh she’s here”.

“Good morning sir” I said, sounding polite.

“I actually thought you’d forfeit your chance on getting a scholarship” he said giving a smirk.

“How could i sir, I mean that’s the only thing I wish to get” I said smiling.
He reaches over to the desk behind him and took out a form and handed it over to me.

“Here, have this” he said
“fill it and when you’re done submit it before this week ends okay?” He followed up.

“Okay sir” I replied.

” you know, a lot of students have been here asking for a scholarship and I refused to give them why?, because I know their standards but I’ve decided to give you cause I trust you, not only that, I know you won’t let your parents down and also the school ” he said laying emphasis on the word “parents”.

” yes sir” I replied giving this innocent face.

“So think about it, fill that form and work very hard” he said almost immediately.

“Yes sir” I replied.

“You can go now” he said as he continued what he was doing.

“Thank you sir” I said. I didn’t get any answer from him. What am I saying, he never replies when students greets him. I left his office shutting the door right at my back.

“Oops.. Sorry sir” I said.. Plus I’m not taking the scholarship for the school or my “parents”. I’m simply doing this because of my mum at least if I’m on scholarship in college, she gets to rest and not always work day and night.

I got to my locker, opened it and picked out my books for my first four classes and slammed the door. I wasn’t even concentrating. I was thinking about my mum, the scholarship, my dad, why he left till I collided with this huge muscular dude and all my books fell to the floor.

” hey stupid, watch where you’re heading to” he hissed.
I bent to the floor to pick up my books but I got a helping hand it was James Pena. One of the god-damn, cutest, hottest, handsome dude. Every girl in school wanted to date him. Every girl except me, I didn’t find anything amusing about him, he was just another annoying kid in school.

“Sorry about that, he’s just angry…mm here are your books” he said giving a smirk and stretching his hands to give me my book.

“Thanks” I said taking my books and walking away.

“Yeah stupid open your eyes” I said tapping my cheeks.

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