Love and Adventure
Written By Nathaniel Anuma
You don’t understand” he took a deep breath. “My head.. my head aches seriously”
Hearing that, tears engulfed Joyce’s eyes. However, other students hand noticed them still behind, so they all stopped looking at them.
“Jerry, nothing will happen to you”
“Please, tell my parents that..”
“I’m telling nobody anything!” Joyce interrupted finally letting the tears drop. “You’ll tell your parents anything you wanna tell them by yourself, okay? Let’s go” she placed one of his hands on her shoulder as a support then they began to walk again.
5:00PM AT D.G.A
The sun had set when the police arrived at the school without the students. Many parents were still there especially Mrs Angela Steve, Henry’s mother, who sat on the ground shedding tears. By mere looking at her, one can tell that she was very sick. Immediately the police arrived, she rushed up likewise other teachers and parents. The principal came out.
“Officer, any news?”
“We couldn’t find them”
“Heeeehh!” parents shouted while Mrs Angela fell down losing her breath. Seeing that, sir Best rushed her and was taken to the hospital immediately.
A black Camry car was spotted coming from afar-those were Mr. And Mrs. Fred, Jerry’sparents. They weren’t poor neither were they too rich. After they drew near, the wife jumped out.
“Where is my son!” she wanted to hold the principal’s shirt but some policemen prevented her. “You must provide my son oh!” she cried.
Sandra and Glory seated in the living roomsadly with their legs crossed. Both remained silence until Sandra said, “Vivian really fucked up. How could she be so stupid! Now look at the calamity she brought upon those children coz none of them will come out from that forest alive unless the girl she had sex with”
“What’s the difference” Glory began. “The girl is dead already whether she comes out alive or not because her destiny had been taken. She will not get married, she will suffer and remain wretched until she dies. So what difference does it make?” she concluded.
7:00PM AT KENJI FOREST
The student had to spend the night again. There was already a burning fire at the centre of all. Ruddy cornered Mary.
“Why are you making me jealous?”
Ruddy lowered his voice. “Mary you should know i love you. I always feel jealous whenever i see you with Henry. Please, understand how much i love you”
“Ruddy, this is not the right time for this”
“I know but you have to know”
“I’m sorry, Ruddy, I’m not interested in your love”
“I see, it’s because of Henry” he became angry. “If i don’t have you, no one will” he concluded seriously. Just then, rain began tofall. The boys without cloth suffered the most especially Henry coz they were bitten by insect and felt the cold weather seriously. Rain beat off the fire thereby making everywhere dark.
Though they could still see each other. Some stood up until the rain stopped after which Regina adjusted out of sight to rings her cloth. After she pull off her skirt and shirt, Hannah arrived and did the same finding themselves attractive again.
“Regina, i feel like doing it again. I don’t have feelings for men again”
“Likewise me and guess it’s even better that way”
“Yes, it feels amazing and prevent unwanted pregnancy”
Hannah gently unbutton her bra sucking her nipples while Regina stimulated her clit through her pant. As they were making out, another girl who wanted to rings her cloth too caught them and informed others. All stood up except Jerry looking at the two girls.
“Why are you all looking at us!” Regina began. “Fine, it’s obvious to you now that we are lesbians!”
“Miss Vivian taught you, right?” Henry asked calmly.
“Yes, and that’s why Hannah and i didn’t die and can’t die here”
“I see” Henry went back to his position.
THE NEXT DAY
All the students began their hopeless journey again. It became clear to them why Regina and Hannah didn’t die and who they were. Some girls contemplated to join them while some swore to die in the forest than to have sex with their fellow girl.Nevertheless, they found themselves at the river where Miss Vivian thought them aquatic habitat.
“Is this not the river i told Mary to drink?” Danny asked.
“Yes, it is” Ruddy replied. “So we have been walking in circle”
Hearing the word ‘circle’ Henry remembered the song of the bird and began to make meaning out of it.
“Circle” He repeated moving forward and looking at his fellow students. “We are moving in circle” he looked at Mary. “Can you recite the bird’s song again?”
“Umm.. i don’t think so” Mary replied then Henry hurriedly shook her shoulders vehemently with all seriousness.
“Try and remember! That’s the only way we can get out of here. The bird was an angel sent to us by God! So you need to remember!” he freed her.
“Okay okay okay” Mary placed a hand on her head as if to recall the song. She suddenly looked up at Henry then began, “A circle is a circle..”
“Yes? We are moving in circle” Henry interrupted by explaining it.
“..the sun and the moon are in circle. A light is a light and the sun and the moon give the light. The earth is a circle controls by the sunlight. A power is a power but the sun has the greatest power” Mary concluded.
“Oh my God!” Henry looked up. “The meaning is clear.
There is a power that is making us walk in circle and only the sun which is also in circle and has the greatest power can lead us home” he moved to an open area. “The sun rises from due east and set at due West” he looked at his fellow students with a smile. “Come on guys, the sun gonna take us home”
Nobody doubted him. Those that did didn’t have any other choice but to believe him. As all wanted to move out from the river, the goddess came out in flesh and blood looking extremely beautiful in white gown.
She dragged the nearest girl to her into the river and it was no other person but Joyce who began to shout, “Help me!”
Other students looked back to see her struggling with the goddess.
Some ran away while some stood still but Mary, Ruddy and Henry went to go help her. Before they reach there, Jerry had already jumped inside the water hitting the goddess with the walking stick thus making her release Joyce and grabbed him into the inner part of the river.
“Jerry!” Joyce shouted at the bank of the river seeing how the water gradually began to drawn him.