THE IRRESISTIBLE URGE
(School in crisis)
There was a glowing smile on Nath and Kennedy’s face after Cent bounced out like a Niga. So their heads went back to their initial position trying to remember their last discussion.
“So who are the girls you were talking about?” Nath remembered.
“Forget it bro” Kennedy replied. “Aren’t you noticing Peace’s attitude all this while?” he added.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean Peace wants you more than any other girl..” Kennedy paused and bent his head while Nath kept looking at him silently. “Sometimes i feel jealous probably because i have my eyes on her while she’s busy demanding for your attention” he added with a low voice.
Nath fully understood what he said but remained speechless. As he placed his hand on Kennedy’s shoulder trying to say a word, a female voice came from behind.
“Hey, Nath” Peace said having a standing position in front of them with a book and pen in her hand. Kennedy didn’t bother to raise his head up coz he knew it was Peace, and also believed she didn’t come for him.
“Hi, Peace” Nath smiled at her as if things were ok.
“Please, can you help me do this assignment before break over coz i know Mr Idris will demand for the submission” Peace wore a piteous face.
“Let me see” Nath stretched his hand to collect the book from her but Kennedy raised his head and said, “Don’t do the assignment, Nath”
The statement set confusion into Nath’s head, so he remaind dormant staring at Kennedy.
“Kennedy, what’s your Problem?!” Peace provoked.
“You are my problem!” Kennedy began. “You don’t take your school work seriously. This physics assignment you want to do few minutes before submission was given to us for the past three days. If you were serious, you would have seeked for Nath’s help before now”
“How does that concern you!” Peace barked then Nath stared at her too. “You normally interfere in anything that concerns me! Did i demand for your help?!”
“Is high time you sat up and be more serious with your studies” Kennedy stood up and walked out.
Nath was still speechless looking at Peace who hit her legs angrily on the ground, hissed and walked out too. “What do i call this now?” he soliloquized after a deep breath and stood up.
Ellen was at the window in a way she placed her two hands on it, also bent in a way her buttocks pointed backward. She kept looking at students through the window. Suddenly, Nath appeared beside her and stood in the same position, so she smiled happily.
“I just saw you and Kennedy outside. I wanted to come over there too” Ellen said.
“Then why didn’t you come?” Nath looked at her.
“Do you think i should have come?”
Nath became confuse. “Because you wanted to come” he replied smartly then Ellen smiled. She knew she asked a smart question to make Nath say something he never intended to say but she was surprise he answered smartly too which caused her smile.
“Are you indirectly trying to force a word from my mouth?” Nath asked suspiciously.
“No” Peace replied.
“Then why didn’t you come since you wanted to come?”
“Because Peace came before me” Ellen replied softly then stared into his eyes. Nath also couldn’t say anything but stared at her too trying to deduce the meaning of what she said.
“What’s going on here?” a male voice came from behind. So both turned immediately to see Simeon standing with hands inside his pockets. “Sorry, if i interrupted something” he added.
“No, you didn’t” Nath forced out a smiled while Ellen glanced at him.
“I hope you don’t mind if i have her attention now?”
“I was about going” Nath glanced at Ellen and went out.
Simeon walked closer to Ellen at the window, yet, she never said a word. “I brought the provisions” he broke the silence.
“What?!” Ellen glared at him. “Why would you do that? I told you i don’t need it”
“But i want your happiness”
“Coz i like you”
“I guess you are a clown”
“I’m not being funny”
“Well, thank you for your generosity. I don’t want any of them” Ellen walked out.
At another angle in the class, Peace rested her head on her locker boiling in anger. Beside her was Olivia who had been asking her what the problem is but didn’t get a respond. Just then, Kennedy walked in there standing before her locker.
“What’s going on, Kennedy?” Olivia asked.
Hearing the name, ‘Kennedy’ Peace raised her head angrily.
“What are you doing here!” she barked thereby attracting students’ attention.
“I’m sorry about the way i talked to you” Kennedy replied.
“Just leave my presence!”
“Calm down, Peace” Olivia tried to calm her down.
“I said I’m sorry!” Kennedy placed his hand on her locker then she pushed him hardly saying, “Don’t touch my locker!”
The force in which Kennedy received the push fell him on a locker behind which also fell and hit another locker and another hit another and so on. Then Students gathered around.
“Oh my God!” Olivia exclaimed rushing to help Kennedy up. “Peace, what have you done?!” she added.
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