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The poor girl episode 25 & 26

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THE POOR GIRL
(Journey to Success)
 
Episode 25 & 26
 
Jubilation filled the house as Melody’s name was changed by both junior and some senior students, even Mr Adams too was surprised that for the first time in history that Amanda is being defeated in a competition and he wondered the family that melody came from to be this brilliant and intelligent. Amanda felt so jealous that he left the place immediately heading outside while his father went to congratulate melody the poor for such a success though she has defeated her daughter. Mr Patrick went and congratulate melody and encouraged her to study more hard so as to represent their school well in the competition.
Mrs Hannah too was overwhelmed with joy that melody is going to compete I’m the top best schools competition because she believes so much in melody as she walked and congratulate her hugging her to study more hard cause it’s only two days left for the main competition. Gladys was so crazy as she lift melody high up celebrating her success even Henry too was happy for his bae melody though she’s doing as if such a person called Henry doesn’t exist.
Other teachers that didn’t know melody use that opportunity to congratulate her and know her fully as they all asked her to study more hard for the big task ahead of her.
The day finally ended as melody returned to the house in Henry’s new car after so much pleading by Henry because she didn’t want to go with him in the car, she was avoiding him for that moment so that she won’t be thinking of him instead of thinking on how to win the competition that was before her. Melody is a determined girl who is willing to sacrifice her time to education so as to come out the best and changed her parents status.
Henry drop her and wave her goodbye after explaining the outcome of the new car that it’s because of her(melody) that his father bought him the car which they fixed a date to celebrate their success after the most important competition.
Amanda got home feeling so jealous and her hatred for melody increased the more from 100% to 120% 😂😂 which she couldn’t control it anymore.
She entered the sitting room man’s found her parents, she greeted them and walked inside her room in a hurry without looking back and her parents knew that she was really angry because she’s being defeated by another girl which has never happened. Mr Patrick smiled a little seeing her daughter behavior.
 
“Honey why are you smiling when you daughter is not in a goof mode ” Mrs Patrick asked looking at her husband
 
“That poor girl called melody is really brilliant and intelligent, I’m happy her and I pray she makes it in the coming competition ” he said still smiling which got Mrs Patrick marveled
 
“Oh my God I can see that woman has bewitched you that’s why you are behaving this way. Oh God please help my husband to get back his sense ” she said lifting up her both hands.
 
“What’s wrong with you woman, is obvious that you are just jealous of the girl just like your daughter ” Mr Patrick said and Amanda who heard him from inside her room hated her father too for siding melody instead of her. Mrs Patrick ran to her room saying some audible word as she returned with a bottle of olive oil and sprinkle it at her husband.
 
“Lord whatever the woman used to bewitched this my husband let it die ooo and let him returned to his normal senses ” she lamented sprinkling the oil on him as Mr Patrick stood up angrily and slapped her instantly.
 
” How dare you say that I’m out of my senses woman? That’s for saying that nonsense and to get back your real sense” Mr Patrick said and left the room angrily as Mrs Patrick held her cheek feeling the hotness of the slap.
It was Friday as normal known as weekend, none knew that Amanda was dressing up in her room as she emerged looking beautiful without anyone knowing where she wants to go.
 
“Mom where is dad?
 
“That man that just slapped me because I’ve discovered that Melody’s mother have bewitched him” she said shedding tears as the name melody kept increasing the hatred in Amanda’s heart.
 
“Mom it’s okay he’s your husband you shouldn’t have said that. Anyway I want to visit grandma in the village and spend the weekend with her ” Amanda announced which got her mom surprised because she hates her grandmother so much but now she wants to visit her what could possibly be the reason?
 
“My daughter what’s the reason of the sudden visit without letting us know earlier and we all know that you hate your grandma what’s happening?
 
“Forget about that mom I just missed the old woman and I want to assist her in some things in the house this weekend and talking about hating her, that’s past tense not now” she concluded and her mom didn’t say anything again as Amanda left and returned with her bag that has few of her clothes inside for the weekend.
She bid her mom farewell who promised to inform her father of her whereabouts when he’s back.
Melody’s name was the topic for the students of how brilliant she is. Her parents too congratulate her for the success because they heard it too. Time was really running so fast as melody was not even seen outside anymore, she was really prepared for the competition as she locked herself in her room from morning till evening preparing for the competition. Amanda arrived her grandmother place and the old woman was so shocked to see her though she welcomed her in but she was shocked that she said she wants to spend the weekend with her because she has never stayed a single day talkless of staying for the week.
 
The long awaited day finally arrived as melody dressed up in her well ironed uniform heading out of their compound to the school but not without her parent blessing her and wishing her success. Just then Henry’s car arrived and she hop in without asking question because she was a little bit confidential with Henry.
 
After the long drive, the car finally halted before Miles high school the most famous and we’ll known school as the best and expensive.
The building was awesome and students from different school were there too for the competition, melody stepped down followed by Henry as they both walked inside the big school hall that was filled with both teachers and students from different schools . It was not long the competition was announced to be started as competitors took their place in the podium, it was five top best school to compete and it was going to be war between the brilliant ones.
Soon Amanda arrived smiling mischievously as she entered the hall viewing melody from her seat.
The bell rang for the start of the competition.
 
The hall went silent instantly and only the sound of the air conditioner was heard in the room so as to enable that there’s no distraction from anywhere. The rules and regulations that governed the competition was announced clearly to all the competitors as they both agree to adhere to the rules, soon the competition began as normal and it was only 30 seconds for any question to be answered. Melody’s heart began racing for the first time which has never happened before. It was five different schools that competed for the competition and they were Top high school, success is sure high school, miles high school, golden gates high school and mentor general school. Mrs Hannah was smiling likewise other teachers and staff that came with their participant knowing fully well that their students will perform better. The first question was for Top schools which was from chemistry.
 
” List the factors that affects the solubility of a substance ”
 
” The factors are Temperature, nature of solute and solvent and finally pressure ” Desmond answered from Top schools.
 
“Two points give it to them” the judge said and the house was filled with claps and shouts.
 
” Second question goes to Miles high school. What is a chemical reaction”?
 
” A chemical reaction involves the transformation of reactants to the product ” Chinedu answered from miles high school
 
“Correct give it to them two points. Now golden gates school. “What is solubility curve”?
The house went silent to hear Melody’s response even Mrs Hannah who was smiling soon stop smiling because time was going and melody didn’t seem to answer the question. It was one of the simplest question but melody was thinking critically on what the answer could be and finally the bell came on that her 30 seconds has expired which got Mr Adams her principal upset that they have loosed one question yet. The bonus was given to any school which they gave them one point.
 
The competition was just to be two rounds consisting two subjects only which was physics and chemistry.
It kept on repeating itself that melody has failed to answer 4 questions which she has loosed 8 points and the remaining four schools were on the same rank as they compete successfully without loosing any question. Mr Adams was so angry as he stood up and left, teachers too that were from golden gates school were so shocked to see the same girl that made them proud last few days ago is the same girl that is putting shame on their faces. Melody was already became a laughing stock by students from other schools as she sat there like a molten image, Mrs Hannah couldn’t believe her eyes that even if she was being told that melody couldn’t answer these questions she wouldn’t have believed it thus leading her to the conclusion that something is wrong somewhere. Henry too was more shocked than every other people to see his teacher loosing to her opponents which made him wondered what could have drained her brain and removed all the good senses in it. Gladys was not left out too as she was visibly seen looking so angry as her heart moved up and down in sign of anger.
Teachers from golden gates school began leaving one by one when it came to the end of round one which was chemistry that melody scored 0 points out of 20 points. Melody too herself was shedding physical tears as she did not understand the outcome of the poor performance, she was being laughed at the more she was shedding tears to the extent Henry himself was feeling so embarrassed that he couldn’t even control his temper. Melody head was spinning as she didn’t know what to do and the next step to take so as not to fail the competition, she began thinking back of promising her parent that she will win the competition and make them proud, she was so embarrassed that she couldn’t withstand the sight of the students from her school.
 
Her dream of becoming great through the competition began dying down slowly as she began to loose hope that will fail. They were now in round two as the same thing kept repeating itself melody was still not responding to any question at all. The end of the round finally came and the judges were busy bringing out the final result as the DJ gave a shower music that softened the house, Melody didn’t wait for her to be told to go down from the podium as she ran down the podium in tears heading outside through the front door as many were still laughing at them, she didn’t want to hear her name being announced as a looser. Mrs Hannah was feeling embarrassed too but she had to wait an collect the certificate of her student if when she has failed. Henry ran after melody as she went straight to a corner crying and sniffing, Gladys followed Henry behind to know what is the mess melody has caused all about. Amanda was still inside relaxing her mind that melody will loose and it will be a shameful thing to golden gates school for choosing her to represent their school.
The music finally died down as the chief judge climb the podium taking the microphone 🎤 to announce the final result the winner and the looser.
 
“I’m glad that this day is reality as we all has been expecting, so let’s pay attention to the results and hear the winning side.
 
“At the end of round one which was chemistry, Golden Gate school scored 0 points, Miles school scored 20 points, Top school scored 20 points, success is sure20 points, and mentor high school 20 points”.
And during the round two golden gates scored 0, miles 19, Top 12, success 16, mentor 18 points. Now the final results.
 
“The last position goes to…….. He was being interrupted by his fellow colleague who climbed the podium and whispered to his ear thus making him to shake his head and then the man went down.
 
“We are sorry to announce to you that this competition has been cancelled and it is being reschedule on Friday as the governor and all his fellow entourage just called to inform us that they wants to be present to see his students performing very well and that’s the news for now, so today’s competition has been cancelled, competitors go and prepare yourself very well so as to appear brilliant before the governor and show him what’s in you, and as for that young lady that is from golden gates school I see potentials in you go and prepare for the competition well. Thank you everyone ” he said and climbed down as people murmured and it was a joyous moment for people from golden gates school that they have not loosed and that another opportunity is being given to them as they contemplate on how to drop melody.
 
They all went their different ways to where they came from heading to their various schools because there was still time left. On getting to the school Mr Adams summoned Mrs Hannah and asked her about the outcome of the competition and she told him everything.
 
He quickly send the time keeper to ring the bell and summoned all the students I’m the assembly hall which he did.
 
“Good afternoon students ”
 
“Good afternoon sir,!
 
“Today was the day the competition was held and to be sincere I have never felt embarrassed this way before, golden gates school has never failed in any competition before when it was being lead by Amanda Patrick, but today it was another story as we scored a whole 0 point in two rounds.
 
The students murmured and some were even shouting.
 
“And for that students, Melody Armstrong has been dropped down from representing the school on the competition, and Amanda Patrick is the one that will represent us” he said and climbed down as students looked at melody and mocked her while Gladys assurred her that all will be fine as she gave Amanda a deadly glare.
 
To be continued.
 
 
What is happening to melody?
 
What will happen on the fixed date  of the competition to hold again?
 
Drop your comments and prediction for the next episode.

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