THE IRRESISTIBLE URGE
(School in crisis)
School was over for the day, therefore students began to go home but Peace met Ellen at her locker. Obviously, she wanted to be more closer and friendly to her.
As usual, Kennedy waited for Nath at the staircase while Olivia and Juliet hung their bags and went to the hostel.
“I want us to go together today” Peace told Ellen.
“Really?” Ellen glanced at her with a smile. “Alright” she agreed.
“I want to go with you too” a voice came from behind-that was Nath. The two girls looked at him but only Peace smile.
“You can’t go with us to the hostel” she said while Ellen began to pack her books neglecting Nath’s presence.
“Why can’t i?” Nath asked.
“Coz you’re not a girls. Only girls are allowed into the hostel” Peace replied.
“Give me another reason apart from that”
“So that you won’t see our nakedness” Peace smiled.
“Is that all?”
“So that you won’t be tempted too”
“Yes” both became quiet smiling while Ellen began to tie her shoe lace at that moment showing no concern about their conversation.
“Can’t you be tempted too?” Nath broke the silence.
“How can i be tempted by my fellow girl?” Peace asked but he remained quiet. “You’re becoming crazy oh?” she added.
Before Nath replied, Ellen was set and told Peace, “Lets go”
“Ellen, don’t u want me to follow you to the hostel?” Nath asked but she kept quiet and began walk out with Peace who became surprise. “Ellen! Ellen!” Nath hurried up. “Please, i want to talk to you” he added before she stopped and told Peace to wait for her outside. She gently walked back standing and looking at Nath.
“Why are you ignoring me?”
“I’m not ignoring you”
“But you refuse to respond to me”
“Nath stop all this, okay?!” Ellen’s voice became higher. “You started it first, so let me be!”
“I don’t understand!”
“Yes, you will never understand!!” Ellen wanted to walk out again but Nath held her back. “Just let me be!” she struggled to leave.
“I can’t let you be because i love you!” Nath shrieked. His statement calmed both of them down. One could see their chest moving up and down and looking at each other silently. Nath drew her closer then continued in a lower romantic voice, “I’m sorry. I was only jealous to see you with Simeon because of the feelings i have for you.” He waited for her to say something but Ellen didn’t say a word but her eyes never departed from his eyes feeling her heartbeat. “Please, say something”
“I want to go?” Ellen finally said wanting to go again but Nath drew her back in a closer range than initial.
“Don’t you believe me? I have always loved you” he touched her cheek as he gently brought his head closer and kissed her!
Meanwhile, Peace met Kennedy standing alone at the staircase. Immediately she saw him, his recent words flashed into her mind. So she stood a step away from him.
“Hi, Peace” Kennedy began. His hands were stretched horizontally holding the metal used to protect the staircase.
“Hi, Kennedy” Peace replied. “I thought you’ve gone” she added.
“Waiting for Nath”
“I’m also waiting for Ellen” Peace stood beside him thereby making Kennedy to bring down his hands. “Aren’t you hungry?” she added.
“I am, but I’m better now” Kennedy replied.
“Because of your presence again”
“Are you saying i also carry food about just like i carry happiness?”
“Exactly!” they laughed aloud and became quiet.
Kennedy held his hand thereby increasing her heartbeat again. “You don’t believe me, do you?” he question tagged.
“believe what?” Peace looked at him.
“That i love you”
“I believe you”
“So, do you love me too?” Kennedy curiously stared at her mouth to know her response….
Ellen quit the kiss with Nath. She gently began to move backward looking at him but eventually turned and walked out briskly without a single word from her mouth.
As Kennedy was still waiting for Peace to answer, Ellen came out.
“Let’s go Peace” she said and hurried down without even looking at him.
“Please, I’m sorry, i have to go now” Peace told Kennedy who gently disengaged his hand from hers then she hurried down too. Just then, Nath came around.
“What happened, bro?”
“I don’t know” Kennedy replied. “What of you, what happened?” he asked.
“I don’t know, guy” Nath replied. “I don’t understand girls” he added with a smile.
“Me too” Kennedy also smiled.
“Can we go now?”
“Of course” they simultaneously went out.
Peace walked into their room as usual. But this time, she was smiling. She saw Olivia doing her assignment tying only a wrapper. So she hung her bag and sat on a plastic chair before Olivia fully noticed her presence…
In the other room, Ellen walked in as usual with more smile on her face. She saw Juliet also in a wrapper lying face up on the bed. So she hung her bag and sat on a plastic chair too before Juliet looked at her inquisitively..
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