Married To Mr Popular
(Rude and grumpy)
By: Faith Lucky.
I walked into the classroom with the Shirley girl and as usual, Nicole was already waiting for me on my seat.
“Hey B” she waved at me as I got to where she was.
“Hi” I replied weakly and took my seat.
Shirley stood and stared at both of us and that was when I understood she needed a place to sit.
“Oh! Sorry, but there’s no vacant seat around here” I told her and she nods.
“Alright then. I’ll just take a vacant seat from the back” she replied and went to the back.
“Okay; and who’s that?” Nicole asked as soon as she left.
“She’s just a newbie who lost her way to class” I replied and stared at the floor.
“Are you alright? You look kind of…”
“I’m fine” I cut her off with a sigh.
“O…kay. Although, you don’t look fine to me”.
We remained quiet for a while.
“Ryan caught Jackson and I kissing last night” I finally said, not looking at her.
“Whaaat?” She shrieked and few the people in the class turned to look at her.
But luckily, they looked away after a few seconds.
“Are you kidding me? How the hell did it happen?” She asked in a whispering tone.
“Its a long story. Jackson..he had taken me out last night and while we were together at the park, he kissed me.
“I really don’t know how it happened or why he did that, but when I turned around, I found Ryan staring at us.”
She gasped and covered her mouth.
‘Bethel!” She almost screeched.
“What were you doing with Jackson in the first place?”
“Like I said Nicole, it’s a long story. I…” I paused and picked at my fingers.
“It was a mistake. But right now, Ryan’s mad at me and hasn’t spoken to.me since it happened. He actually slept in a different room last night” . I said pathetically.
“Oh, Bethel!” She bemoaned.
“Why did you have to let that happen? You should’ve avoided that Jackson of a guy. I never liked that guy. Who knows if he did that on purpose?”
I bent my head and didn’t say a word.
“You should try apologizing to him” she added.
“I have…but he wouldn’t even look at me. He was so cold.” I muttered sadly and she didn’t say anything for a while.
“You’re so stubborn, Bethel. This is all your fault. You should’ve stayed away from that Jackson of a guy. Well, I guess you’ve learnt your lesson” she chided, adding to my problems.
I remained silent and tried not to wince. I wish I could change the hands of time.
Few minutes later, the ABC girls walked in, but they didn’t pester me like they used to. Instead, they just sat quietly on their seats, operating their phones.
After a while, the first teacher came in and commenced classes.
When it was time for lunch, the new student came up.to Nicole and I. I wonder why she wasn’t introduced by any of the teachers.
“Hi” she said cheerfully.
“Hi” Nicole replied instead.
“Um…I was wondering…why don’t we have lunch together? I mean, you know I’m new here and still don’t know my way around the school. So, it’d have been really nice if you could show me to the cafe” she said.
“Oh! Okay then. Bethel and I were on our way to the cafe anyway” Nicole replied and we all left the class together.
And throughout the rest of the day in school, I remained saturnine.
I stepped out of the car and walked dolefully into the house. My mind was so occupied and kept wandering about.
I was so lost in thoughts and didn’t even notice the jerk – Royce that was drinking in the sitting room.
I walked pass him and headed straight for the bedroom.
If only Ryan gets to forgive me just this once, I’ll never do anything to make him jealous or mad again.
I walked into the room and found him sitting on the bed, operating his laptop.
He turned and shot me a stare when he heard the door open, then took his eyes back to his laptop.
I took in a deep breath and remained standing behind him.
I needed to apologize to him again.
I hope he forgives me this time around.