TERRORS OF THE PAST
WRITTEN BY CHIBUIKE SMART
They went to visit Smart and after spending quality time with him, they were almost ready to leave, when Gloria walked in with a plastic takeaway, probably a food with a can of malt all in a designers nylon. She greeted them and sat down on Smart’s bed.
SMART turned and stared at her, while the others where surprised at her bringing food for Smart. When did such familiarity breed?” They asked in their mind.
After asking after his health Gloria gave him the food she bought for him and was almost on the verge of spoon feeding him, and Smart totally rejected the food.
” Thanks, but I can’t collect it, I have already had my full and for trying to feed me i can always do that myself.” He said showing her a plate that he just ate from.
“I know but, you might need it. Please don’t say no to my kind gestures.” She pleaded.
“Okay ooo! You can drop it there.” Smart accepted after seeing how Dave eyed him to collect the item.
They all left him, with Gloria and dispersed to there classes.
Smart appeared in class after two days, looking healthy and hearty.
All efforts to make him rest for atleast a day, after recovery was in vain as he insisted on going to class to recover what, he had missed over the time.
Most of their classmates visited him 6dor the few, who couldn’t visit him, they asked after his health when he appeared in class that morning. He had responded warmly and went to his seat and was expecting to have a pile of note to copy, as he knew that Jeff was a lazy writer. He was making a mental note on who to ask for their notes in other to aid him in updating his notes.
He opened his locker and found it neatly arranged and set in rows according to subjects.
He opened his C.R.S note to see his note completed and written in a very fabulous and clean calligraphy, he ransacked all his other notes and found them complete, and with that exact handwriting.
He immediately rushed over to Jeff’s locker and compared both, Jeff’s handwriting and the one in the book and found it totally different.
“Who wrote all my notes for me?” Smart asked.
Jeff looked at him smiling and said.
“Do not bother about that, you should be happy that someone found you worthwhile to be od help to you.”
“Please i want to thank the person for his or her kind gestures.”
“No need.” Jeff said sticking to the plan of not telling Small,anything about Sandra.
“OK, if you say so.” Smart said walking away.
“Manny it is well.” Jeff said but Smart went back to his seat without as much as replying him.
He went back to his seat and sat down, going through the notes copied and he was Inwardly pleased with whoever that helped hi out. As if coincidentally, a piece of note, fell out from the middle of the book, he was holding which says.
I’m sorry, even though, I can’t say it to your face. Hope you recover soon, you look cute while sleeping. “
He looked at the note and turned towards Sandra who was reading through a voluminous novel.
She felt a person prying at her, she turned and saw Smart looking her way. She immediately looked away as, she felt uncomfortable, when she remembered, she kept a note that she composed for herself in Smart’s locker and he might have seen it or did Jeff tell him that she helped him our with his notes? Is that the reason he is staring at her Because she knew that Smart was not much of a looker.
Smart had turned back to the note and smiled. He had already knew the answers to his questions. He already knew who helped him out and strangely he was happy and coupled with the apology, he saw in the middle of his book, though it was short but it spoke volumes.
“I’m sorry dear, but I’m the breaker of every ladies pride, unless you tell that to my face, would I listen. ” He muttered inaudibly and tore the note.
Gloria was all along very angry.
“I hate it when I’m being snubbed. He is such a big time snub, but I don’t know why, I keep falling for him, maybe his cute face? His tall frame and to make matters worse his crystalline and well arranged set of teeth, which he always displays at any giving time, with that killer moves of his that they call a smile.” Gloria was all along fantasizing as she could be seen, holding a pen and staring blankly the board, she could be seen at times twisting her fingers.
” I must get him whatever it takes.” The memory of what transpired in class flooded her mind.
After Dave and Co had left the clinic, she had stayed behind. And had tried getting along with him,because she reasoned that such moments was the exact time to warm her way into his heart, by being overwhelmingly caring. He snubbed her and stayed few words as they were in the clinic. All in the excuse that he was feeling weak and tired. He even said that she should go back to her class, that he can always take care of himself.”Gloria was still lost in the world of her own, when their English female teacher yelled at her.
” Hey!! Gloria whatever you are thinking you can do that In your hostel, this class for crying out loud.” She said and Gloria jolted from her day dreaming and euphoria, while the students laughed out aloud.
She felt so ashamed and was very angry, when she saw that her enemy, Sandra equally laughed out.
Alex was all along in class, scheming up on how to deal with Smart. After some going through, he hit at a plan and picked up a way to deal with him.
“He is not gonna know what hit him this time around. Proud bastard.
He muttered almost aloud and some students turned around to stare at him as I’d he had gone nuts.
Seeing the unnecessary attention he created he turned to the marker board, where a teacher was busy teaching on the board.
“Guy you have been behaving strangely this days what is wrong?” A bad guy called Risky asked him.
“I go yarn you full details after class later things.” Alex said fishing out his phone from his side pockets with a earpiece attached to the end. Even though it’s against the school rules to get a phone to school, but Alex was one of the students who disobeyed the order.
Alex was never serious with his education as he never created time to read and study, as he preferred breaking laws and orders, but surprisingly, he do perform well in class, which remains a mystery to the students and teachers alike.
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