January 2, 2019 at 9:00 am #1282140Captain JosephMember
CHAPTER 1 & 2
We all make wishes not thinking how drastically it could change our lives if it happens to comes true. For as long as I can remember I have always wish my dad to be super rich, so I can eat the food I want, wear the latest cloth and have the latest phone. Luckily my wish came true so just earlier this year the government awarded my dad a multi billion contract, that really was a live changing contract for us, literally. My father made sure to send my elder brother outside the country, then bought the best kind of things for me. At first all was fine, I became the richest girl in the neighborhood. My mom kept saying we should pack out, my dad said no need since he is already building his house and we should wait till I finish my ss 2, so once we relocate I will start in a new school. I never bothered about the new school or the new environment I was too busy being the biggest girl in my poor neighborhood.
Sadly after my ss 2 we packed into our new home, and the environment was super rich. I have only seen this type of environment in magazines and TV,I never imagined I would one day live here.
“It feels so good, the air smells different… Pure” said my mom the day we packed it, I could see how happy she was when we packed in, she never loved our formal neighborhood, its filled with gossipers and nosy neighbours so she said.
Now I have been enrolled to a prestigious school, so spacious that I don’t think I will ever get to cover the whole school tilI I finish. Its been a week since I enrolled and I still feel poor, unlike my formal neighborhood that I became the biggest, here I feel like am poor again.
My mom think attending this school gives me a better chance of being successful in life, she doesn’t realise how inferior I feel. I just realise being rich doesn’t only mean fat bank account, it also include the way you carry yourself,the designers you wear, your intonation, the way you stress your consonants and vowels. Now I know as I am new money, the students in this school are old money, they are all born with silver spoon, I feel like a sheep thrown to the wolves. Its been a week and I have only manage to make one friend Amina. She is dark very pretty I jealous her cute innocent face, but she talks a lot, am more of a quiet one.
“Today is going to be awesome” Amina said full of excitement, the whole student are gathered on the assembly ground.
“Why” I asked cause I can also see the excitement in every student face especially my classmates.
“Today, the delinquents will be joining us” she said. Delinquents? I thought to myself, if am right then it means trouble, what’s there to be excited about it.
“Delinquents, that means they’re technically bad” I said just to be sure.
“Yes, that makes it all the fun, its been boring, since everybody here plays by the book, nobody is sure how the delinquents will act so it gets everybody excited” she said panting stretching her neck to see the front. I love boring, boring means safe and I love safe.
“Won’t they harm students, and how come the school authority allows it” I asked
The delinquents are all expelled from other schools, and no school wants them, so our principal believes he’s giving them one more chance” she said, that’s insane, I feel uneasy.
“Won’t they deceive the students” I asked
“Probably, but before they are accepted, they first off all go to the military camp for a month for discipline, and while they are here, its the military that takes care of them, they go and come with the military” she said.
“How come you know all this” I asked, thought this is the first time
“Think Barbara, cause this isn’t the first time” she took a breath and looked at me, it happens once every 3 years.
“So the school get this excited every time” I asked looking around
“Not nearly, there have been a rumor that principal did it cause of the money the delinquents parents pay him, cause they are always from rich family. So, he now decided to take in poor kids to dissolve the rumors, now since no student knows the rich from the poor we are all excited to figure it out and besides some of us don’t know how poor people act” she said and returned to her exciting mode.
“I actually know” I muttered to myself.
I heard the murmur from the student as I watch a bus drive in, the bus filled with delinquents.
“Hi pretty” I heard someone call from behind me,I stiffed, the voice always do that to me.
“Hi Kevin” I replied with a stutter.
My name is Barbara Omeh, I have always been a sucker for cute guys, now in my new school, a guy called Kevin is just a bag of cuteness, and the moment our eyes met the first day, it was magical, its been a week and all we do is steal glances at each other. He makes our school uniform looks like designers, he is tall, have Justin bieber kind of cuteness, I watch as girls fawn over him, but even in midst of all those girls he still looks at me and gives me a drop dead smile.
Since a weak now all we do is steal glance, but today he came right behind me and said hi, his voice sounded like peanut butter.
“What do you think of the delinquent” He asked
“What do you think” I asked back, since am afraid my thought might be different from his and he will hate that.
“Nothing really, it happens every 3 years, some more interesting than others” he said looking ahead as the bus came to a halt.
“Oh” I just said and started looking upfront. The first person to come out is a man in his mid forty wearing an army uniform.
“Get down” he shouted and it riveted the whole school, then one by one the delinquents came down. They’re just nine, I thought they will be more
“So we now have nine new student” Kevin said stressing his first word.
I just gave a nod, the man moved forward and they followed him, it felt like the delinquents are nervous, they didn’t look at the student, that’s what I did the first day I came in.
The soldier shook hands with the principal, then the student lined up facing us, but still didn’t look our face, some focused on the sky while others in their feet. There is a really cute girl with them,I wonder what made her a delinquent.
“Now everybody is thinking, who the poor ones are” Kevin said, I tried to judge from their appearance, but that didn’t give me the answer since they all wore the same uniform like us.
“Does it matter” I asked
“Not really, but am sure the girls will avoid the person if they know” he said with a scoff.
“Introduce yourself to the students” The soldier ordered, then they passed them the mic, I never knew school use mic on the Assembly ground till I came here, it will also be impossible to address the whole student without mic, cause the student are many.
“My name is Richard Igwe” said the first boy, he have a petite body but he is not bad “am here cause my school expelled me, why? Cause I hacked into their server and got the exam sheet before the exam, you know I just couldn’t resist the temptation” he said the last part proudly and the students cheered for him.
“What a good way to make an entry” Kevin said
“Amanda Charles” the really cute girl said, “am here cause no other school could take my bitchy attitude” she said and passed the mic,
“Don’t worry we can” one of the boys screamed, we all laughed.
“Caleb Okafor, I fight a lot” The third person said, he really look macho.
“Kayode Akin” he took a deep breath “fell in with the bad crew and I got busted”
I won’t lie, its interesting I now eager to hear them all.
“Obinna Agu, its just a huge misunderstanding, am innocent, I don’t deserve to be here” he said, we all laughed cause he look guilty of whatever charges they laid on him. He handed over the mic to the sixth guy, they guy didn’t say anything to gave the mic to the seventh guy who is also identical with him,
“Twins” Amina said.
“Am Gabriel Okeke, and this is my brother” he said patting his brother “he don’t talk much, our crime is mainly of my doing, I pick fight always then my brother always comes to help me out, so making him my partner in crime. Our parents think the military camp will discipline us since we are heir to a construction company” he said with a shrug.
“Now that’s my type of guys” Amina said smiling.
“Am Henry Anayo, am just a victim of circumstance, am so glad I have this opportunity” he said then passed the mic.
“That’s a first” Kevin said
“Collins Onuh, just decided to be the scapegoat, am not regretting it” he said and looked at Amanda, awww I smell something.
“Where is he” the army man shouted, they pointed at the car, and said something, but it wasn’t audible enough. He took the second mic.
“Get down here boy before I get you myself” he said looking at the bus. So there is a tenth guy now am excited that I can’t keep calm. I find myself stretching my neck like Amina, am even standing on my toe.
“Cool it girl, he will get down” Kevin said with a scoff. I paid him no attention as I watch a figure get down from the bus. Everywhere went quiet, drop a pin and the sound will be heard, that’s how quiet we all got. The reason for this is cause the boy that came down is wearing a mask. A mask with the design that makes it look like skull.
He walked confidently to the podium, his face was all covered so no way telling if he is nervous or not.
He took the mic to introduce himself, I strained my ear to hear him so I won’t miss anything, no one got my interest like the boy on the mask.
“Am Eric” he said and gave the mic back to Collins, he gave no other explanation or introduction, not even a surname, just Eric.January 2, 2019 at 9:06 am #1282146Captain JosephMember
CHAPTER 3 & 4
Everybody kept talking about the boy in the mask, they think he’s too ugly that’s why he wear mask, and I believe it to be true cause of the soldier said
“Don’t worry about his mask or having him disturb, he’s too ashamed of himself to crave attention” that’s the exact words of the soldier.
We are now in our first period which happens to be Biology, am a science student I aspire to be a doctor when I grow up. Some of the delinquents are with us.
Richard, who said we should call him Richie, Amanda, Collins, the twins then Eric.
Its annoying we can’t see his face, I wonder how ugly he is. My mind was still trying to make up the monstrous face that will suit Eric when a piece of paper landed on me.
I picked it, then looked around to see who threw it, I saw Kevin smiling at me, I quickly unfolded the paper.
“Stop staring at Eric, else I will jealous”
How cute, no need getting jealous over a monster face, haven’t you hear am a sucker for cute guys and you happen to be very cute. I smiled and looked at him, that’s a nice way to start wooing a girl.
“Miss Omeh, tell me the parts involved in homeostasis” I heard our teacher called and all amusement left me, I slowly stood, didn’t even look at Kevin, all eyes on me.
“Kidney, skin, liver and hormones” I answered, I never said I was a dimwit, she gave me a hard stare and continued teaching, I then looked at Kevin and he mouthed sorry, I smiled and focused on the teacher since I might not be lucky next time.
The lessons continued, Kevin occasionally throw notes my way both non of them landed us in trouble and I loved it, the moment I heard my stomach rumbled I heard the bell for lunch.
“Thank God” I said and stood up, lots of students where already bursting out, my eyes caught on Eric, he was looking out through the window not bothered about going out .
“Come on Amanda let’s go am farmished” Richie said dragging Amanda with him, the twins and Collins followed they didn’t bother with the Eric, I guess he is a loner.
“Stop staring” Kevin whispered as he passed me, I smiled, I never knew am staring, maybe its because of his creepy mask. I followed behind Kevin. Maybe Amina will have something interesting to tell me about the delinquents in her class.
School went on normal, Eric changed his mask, now we can see his lips, really pink lips, now am now doubting if really his a monster, but I really have not seen him speak ever since his introduction. Our homeroom teacher did some changes in our sitting position and he is now sitting directly behind me and it gives me the creep.
“So disappointed” Amina said casting her shoulder down
“What’s wrong” I asked after I swallowed my food, we are in the canteen
“I thought with the delinquents coming things would be exciting” she said, she’s right things are still boring
“Allow me gorgeous and I will give you the excitement you so desire” Richie said interfering, he’s been on Amina since he came, it really annoy her cause she hate guys with petite body, Richie just don’t care, he’s determine on getting her.
“Can’t you just leave me alone” she said with closed teeth.
“No, can’t do” he said smiling, I smiled at the poor guys courage, it made me look around for Kevin, we have gotten really close since last week, he sometimes come to our table to eat with us, but today he is with his popular guys. I looked at him, he is just too handsome, I exhaled. I was drawned back to reality when I heard the sound of slap.
“Now some excitement” Amina said, I turned and saw Amanda slapping Kelly, Kelly is like the guy we all avoid in our school, if you ask me he looks more delinquent than the delinquents.
“You just didn’t do that” He blared at her.
“Stop me again and I will” Amanda said and walked away.
“Now thats gut” Amina said. I just nodded
“To sad the excitement is over” Amina said
“Over? Its just getting started pretty” Richie said, we all gasped as Collins stormed in, everybody knew exactly with will happen.
“Kelly should know better than touch Amanda” Richie smiled, Collins went straight to Kelly and gave him a mighty punch that knocked him down, he sat on him and delivered countless punch before Kelly’s crew came and dragged him up.
“Teach him a lesson” Kelly said with his bloody face
“Lock the cafeteria so no teacher disturbs” he said as his guys held down Collins, he is about to trash Collins.
“Do something” Amina said to Richie.
“Why me, beside Gabriel will soon enter” he said and truth fully Gabriel came with a powerful punch that made the guy let go of Collins, Michael also entered. I now remembered Gabriel saying his the one that picks fight. In that moment, The once peaceful canteen became a ring for wrestlers, the only delinquents that didn’t join the fight is Henry and Richie.
“Where is Amanda, she caused this and she is no where to be found” I said, I searched the cafeteria with my eyes for her instead I found Kevin’s cheering on the fight, boys will be boys.
“Don’t worry, she is trying to get help” Richie said,
“You mean the teachers” I asked, Richie smiled,
“We are delinquent, we break the rules, teachers can’t stop this, we need the monster to stop it” he said and I can only think of one monster, Eric. As it dawn on me we all heard a loud bang on the canteen door, it was so loud it made the fight stop. The bang came again this time louder and I was petrified, what if its a teacher and they punish us all like they normally do in my formal school.
The door bursted open on its forth bang, lo and behold the Eric, Amanda was standing behind him, he looked at the ones fighting, and walked towards them.
Everyone was anticipating what he will do, its frustrating I can’t see his face to know his reaction, he reached out for his friends, whispered to them and help the fallen ones up. Everyone was watching his every step, he doesn’t look strong to me, for the fact he always wears hold makes him look like he is sick and have never leaves the class. After helping his mates up, they walked away, nobody expected that, it left Kelly’s lips open.
“And where do you think you’re going” Kelly finally said when he got hold of himself.
“Wouldn’t it be better if we all stop now before someone get hurt” Eric answered without looking back.
“Oh, someone is already hurt, my ego” Kelly said and dashed towards him. I looked at Eric to see if he will run or plead he just turn towards Kelly. Kelly was thrown back with his punch, as he fell, Eric kicked his stomach, so hard that Kelly curled up and started coughing.
“Who’s next” he said looking at the petrified kellys group, though I can’t see his face but I do know he is different from the sound of his voice.
“Now the monster is out” Richie said with much excitement “and no stopping him”
Eric moved towards the crew and they all dashed at him, I thought he was mad for how can he win against 10 boys, but I was left shocked when he started crushing.
“A punch from Eric is like a hammer, you can hardly get up”, he once trashed a junior soldier, we all avoid being punched by him.
” can’t they stop him” I asked, am already uneasy, I remember when he said to stop before someone get hurt.
“Nop, Eric is like a monster truck with no breaks, you can only get hurt if you try to stop him” Richie said, I can’t stand it anymore, soon it will go out off hand. I run toward them, don’t really know what made me, maybe cause of the fact I have been staring at Eric since he came. I have no idea how to stop him or push him so I fell on top a guy he is about to trample on.
“Stop you monster” I said and looked him straight in the eyes,it was pitch black, its as if he have stared hell straight in the eye, like worst is the only thing he have seen and will see, it made my eyes sting and tears flowed. He stood there looking at me, after a moment he stretched his hands towards me, I closed my eyes and flinched he must really be a monster for him to hit a woman. I heard a punch sound, I then opened my eyes, I saw Kevin’s hand balled into a fist, he punched Eric, what have I caused, now this monster will crush my sweet Kevin. I am beyond petrified, but the unexpected happened he just left, the monster left. So the saying is true, true love conquers all, I looked up and saw Kevin shining like a star before me.
He helped me up, and my admiration for him grew, I smiled at him and he return the gesture, he then moved to help Kelly crew stood up
“Don’t be too happy boy, it wasn’t you punch that made him walk away” Collins said to Kevin then looked at me before walking away with Amanda and rest of the delinquents.
“Now talk about excitement!” Amina screamed and I smiled, its what she’s been waiting for, as everyone was about to get to class since its been over 10 minutes the bell rang.
“Who is responsible for what happened here” we heard the principal voice resonates the hall, I nearly pissed my pants.
“Eric” Kelly said with much hatred, and my heart hurts for him, but I hater myself more as my lips got sealed and I couldn’t defend him, not that he didn’t deserved whatever punishment, but he alone wasn’t the cause, actually he was the victims, a strong victim.
“Now everyone go back to class, fetch me Eric” he said the last part to the teacher beside him and Ieft, I can’t imagine the punishment Eric will take.
It took a while before all the student cleared the canteen, I was the last with Kevin since we took our time chatting, we kept walking like lovers, though not holding hands but our hands brush each other occasionally and it sends jolts of electricity.
He kept telling me sweet words and its easy to see my blush since am fair,
“The first time you came in, I was like wow, today I’ve seen an angel” he said and I smiled “I know this is a lame pick up line, but did it hurt when you fell from heaven” I laughed
“Yea its lame, but with you its all romantic” I said and he gave me the cutest pout. I smiled and looked up, I froze as I saw Eric walking towards us with a teacher, even with his mask I can sense his face is devoid of any emotion.
I stood still as he passed, not glancing our way like we are invisible, I don’t know why that hurts.
After passing Eric through the hallway, my day got worse, and he didn’t return to class, I got more pissed. I kept looking around trying to find him but didn’t, I went home being sad.January 2, 2019 at 9:32 am #1282151Samuel(SMK)Member
January 2, 2019 at 10:39 am #1282159
I know he would turn out to be your monsterJanuary 2, 2019 at 10:42 am #1282160
He is like a river turns calm and also turns wildJanuary 2, 2019 at 10:44 am #1282161
This delinquents would really calm the bullies in this schoolJanuary 2, 2019 at 10:46 am #1282162
Amina very soon u would like this guyJanuary 2, 2019 at 10:48 am #1282163
Nice start….. Next update