(She’s too Perfect)
By: Faith Lucky.
I ruffled my hair as mum kept whining from behind.
“I’m talking to you, Rex! Don’t you dare keep me quiet!” She rasped, increasing my anger.
“Damn it! Mom, what do you want me to say? Huh? What else do you want me to say?” I turned to her and asked.
“Was your brother telling the truth? Did you really send thugs to beat him up?”
“Well, what if I say yes? What difference will it make??”
She scoffed in shock.
“You’re unbelievable, Rex. I can’t believe you’d stoop so low to hurt your own brother”.
“Really? I’m hurting him? How about the times he’s hurt me huh? Have you even noticed??
“Of course, not! You only care about him and no one else. Seriously mum, you’re not the only one who’s tired because I’m tired as well.” I stated angrily and stormed out of the house.
I was standing at the balcony, staring into space with a drink in my hand when my phone vibrated in my pocket.
I brought it out and discovered it was dad.
Yeah – perfect.
I took in a deep breath before picking it up.
☎Noah” he called immediately.
☎Noah. Can you hear me?”
☎I can hear you, dad” I replied, itching my heart.
☎Good. Where are you? I need you to come over to the house”.
☎Seriously dad, not to sound rude, but I’m not coming back there – at least not now. I can’t risk seeing that animal!”
☎Noah! That’s your brother you’re talking about!”
☎Yeah – the same brother that paid some hoodlums to attack and beat me up mercilessly!!”
For a moment, he was silent.
☎Tell me, what really happened between you two? What’s causing the hate?”
☎Seriously dad, I don’t know. You can talk to him if you want to because as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have any issues with Rex. So, maybe you should sit him down and speak some sense into his numb skull”.
☎Noah” he called after a moment of silence,
“Please, just do me this favor and come over to the house. Let’s have a chat at least”.
I emptied the drink in my glass and scoffed.
☎I’ll try, dad. But definitely not today. And not anytime soon”,I added yhr last part in a whisper
☎Fine. I’m okay with it. See you soon.”
☎Hold on” I stopped him from ending the call.
☎What is it?” He asked when I dallied.
☎Um…I….actually wanted to ask a question”. I started, wondering why I was suddenly feeling twitchy.
Gosh! What is wrong with me?
☎Go on, Noah. I’m listening” he prodded and I sighed.
☎About your condition – asking me to get married before gaining possession of the company; I just wanted to ask – can it be anyone at all? Like…anyone of my choice, right?”
I could feel him smile from where he stood.
☎Well – of course, anyone of your choice. But she must be a decent lady. I wouldn’t want you getting stuck to a whore who would only get you into problems” he replied and I smiled and nodded like he could see me.
☎Hold on; why are you asking Noah? Is there someone?” He asked and I smiled again.
☎Don’t worry dad. We’ll talk later. Bye” I replied and ended the call before he could say any other word.
Hmm. I think I feel better now.
I sat next to Marcus in the car as we played and kissed at the backseat where we sat.
The song from the car’s FM was pretty loud and I kept screaming and dancing crazily to it.
“Come on Charlene. You might hurt Yourself” Marcus laughed and pulled me down by the waist and we kissed again.
After a while, we got to our destination – his destination as the car came to a stop
‘Stay here, Charlene. I’ll be quick. And when I’m done, we leave for dinner, okay?” He told me as the door was opened for him.
“Okay sure. I’ll be waiting”. I replied and he kissed me again and finally left the car.
I smiled and relaxed my back, still enjoying the melody of the music being played.
The driver was still seated in the car.
Now…I think this is the perfect time.
We were parked by the roadside and if I could stop out now, luckily, I could run away.
I fixed my eyes on the driver, wishing he could just vanish or something.
But then, I got to realize I was only wasting my time because there was no way he was leaving that seat.
So…summoning all the courage I needed, I opened the door and jumped out of the car.
“Charlene?” He called.
“Hey; where are you going?”
Without any hesitation, I took off, running like a participant in the Olympic race.
I heard him call from behind but didn’t turn to look as the only thing on my mind at that moment was surviving.
The umpteen number of people on the road were astonished and I made sure I took a path that’d be difficult to get chased by the car.
After having a boring day at school, I returned home, feeling so tired.
I didn’t find Noah in the sitting room and couldn’t check on him in his room. So, I just went straight to my room, took a shower, changed into something simple simple went downstairs for dinner.
I was damn so hungry and planned on sleeping as soon as I was done.
The dining was already set and I served the meals I wanted and settled down to eat.
I ate hungrily and rushed my food, but not until Noah showed up.
Oops! I guess he’s been in his room all these while.
I reduced my pace of eating and lowered my head.
“Hi” I said shyly and he didn’t say a word until he took a seat, facing me.
“Hi” he finally muttered.
“How was school today?”
“Um…it was fine. Thanks” I tucked my hair behind my ears and continued eating.
He reached for an empty plate and served himself.
Oops! I guess I should’ve helped him with that.
“Your guardians…they didn’t show up in school for any reason, right?” He asked and I shook my head.
I didn’t want to mention Ruby and Tammy’s part.
He started eating and for a moment, we were silent.
“Maxine” he finally called, working with his knife and fork on his meat.
“Can I ask a question?”
I couldn’t tell why, but that alone made me nervous. What question could it be?
“Um…yes, of course” I replied and he dropped his cutleries to stare properly at me.
“If you were being asked for it, would you get married at this age?” He asked and I almost fell off my seat.
Brought to you by Faith Lucky
Love you all