Love and Adventure
Written By Nathaniel Anuma
What’s your name?”
“I’m Regina, ma”
“You may go”
After Regina left believing she must be a new teacher, she went to her locker and collected the fallen diary. She opened it, read few pages and smiled. “I guess i will make my move here” she stepped out to see Mary coming inside the classroom.
“Good morning, Miss” Mary knew she disappointed her then wore a pitiful face.
“Hi, Mary” Miss Vivian smiled.
“Is okay, you can go” she interrupted and walked out happily making Mary have a second thought than being a bad lesbian.
The assembly ended without much stress and Henry never exchanged words with anybody except Jerry whom he greeted. As students entered into their classrooms, Miss Vivian called Regina.
“I guess this fell from your bag” she showed her the diary.
“Oh, i believe so” Regina began to feel shy knowing several dirty thought that were put down on the dairy.
“Come to my office during break to have it” Miss Vivian left.
Henry remained quiet at his locker surveying the environment critically. His locker was beside a window which made it easier for him.
As he looked through it, he noticed someone’s presence beside him then turned to see Mary standing. He didn’t say anything rather looked away through the window again. “Can we talk?” Mary broke the silence.
“Not in the mood” Henry replied without looking at her.
Mary waited for a while and said with a faint broken voice, “Okay.” She walked out hesitantly with a broken heart coz she never wanted to leave. She needed nobody’s attention the way she needed Henry’s. She turned for the last time to see him concentrating on the window then walked out finally to meet Joyce and Jerry.
Regina met Miss Vivian in her office standing right before her table. “Good day ma”
“Good day, Regina” Miss Vivian smiled standing up. “Sorry, i invaded into your privacy to see some of your erotic thought. I want you to be sincere and free with me. According to your diary, you’ve hard sex before, right?”
Regina shook her head positively with her face down shyly.
“Did you enjoy it” Miss Vivian moved closer caressing her hair and eventually romanced her arms. Just then, Regina raised her face, as a corrupt child she understood the movement. “Don’t worry, i can make you feel even better than you felt during the sex. Just have this card and come tonight following the address. It’s my birthday” she handed another birthday card to her.
Due to Regina had always wanted to know how it feels to have sex with her fellow woman, she collected the card coz she had heard a lot about lesbianism and how great it feels to experience it. “Okay” She left the office with her diary and the card.
Henry sighted her from the window putting the card inside the diary then marked the colour of the birthday card. He never made any move coz he promised himself not to bug anybody about Miss Vivian suspicious character after they condemned him in the classroom the previous day.
Outside, near the assembly ground, Mary sat on a log of wood that was used as a demarcation between the interior and exterior part of the ground. She could see junior students playing around the football field while some rode bicycle around it.
Suddenly, Joyce appeared before her.
“Babe, what? You are so quiet” she sat beside her after she refused to respond. “You hardly stay alone except something is bothering you”
“Henry has refused to give me his attention” Mary replied.
“Babe, when did this one start?”
“Joyce, you don’t understand! My heart nearly beat off my chest anytime i see him.
All i need now is his attention. Is that too much to asked? I went to him few minutes ago but he didn’t even look at me not to talk of giving me his full attention. It breaks my heart and weakens my body. That’s how i feel right now!”
“This is serious oh” Joyce became surprise. From what she heard, it indicated that Mary was madly inlove with Henry. “But, Babe, you know Henry to be..”
“Yes, i know, he’s quiet, he doesn’t mingle with girls, bla bla bla” Mary interrupted then stood up dusting her butt. Just then, Ruddy arrived but she walked passed him even before he said a word.
“What’s wrong with her?” he asked Joyce who also stood up.
“I guess you should asked her yourself” she replied and walked out too.
The force in which Mary entered the classroom drew everybody’s attention even Henry who adjusted his eyeglasses looking at her as she shuffled her bag.
She brought out the birthday card given to her the previous day by Miss Vivian. Seeing the same colour of card and seeing Mary tear it, Henry collected more data and recorded it on his observation book.
Henry hung his school bag. He met Regina at the entrance then both began to walk in union as if they planned to go together not knowing that he wanted to collect more data from her.
“Why weren’t you in school yesterday?”
“I went to a program with my parents”
Regina glanced at him coz she never thought Henry could be interactive in such a slow walk with any person especially a girl. “Any problem?”
“No” he shruggled his shoulder, pushed in his eyeglasses with a finger and place the hand in his pocket.
“You know about our new Biology teacher, right?”
“Yeah, i heard what happened between both of you yesterday” Regina stopped then face him..
Meanwhile, Mary and Joyce had sighted them from another angle and Mary couldn’t help it but to get real jealous. “I guess it’s because she’s the head-girl” she said.
“Babe, calm down, i can see you being so jealous already. You don’t even know what they are saying.
For Henry to be in that position with a girl, there must be something important he wants to get from her not the other way round” Joyce said then both remained quiet.
Mary couldn’t stand it, so she began to go home.
Nevertheless, Regina continued looking at Henry, “Listen, you shouldn’t have reacted like that to Miss Vivian. Going to excursion to any forest is a great idea that will help us the students”
Henry remained quiet but began to walk again followed by Regina. “Will you be going anywhere tonight?” he asked.
“Someone invited me to her birthday?”
“I see. Bye” Henry concluded and walked out.
To Be Continued…