????THE POOR GIRL????
(Journey to Success)
????Episode 27, 28????
Melody was so weak that she couldn’t believe that she sat there without answering any question at all. Amanda tried to decline the offer of representing the school so that it will look as if she’s not behind the happenings but she was told that no one else than her will represent the school as melody left heart broken knowing that she’s not representing the school anymore after all her efforts.
Henry didn’t understand what was happening to melody his great teacher that improved him in terms of studies, he promised to get to the root of the matter so that melody won’t be put to shame after all her efforts.
Amanda was preparing to go since school has closed for the day when Henry walked gently and slowly to her thus making her to be frightened whether he’s going to ask her about Melody’s poor performance during the competition but she was wrong.
“Amanda, are you set to go? Henry asked smiling
“And what do you mean by that? Are you blind? She replied rudely and wearing a straight face.
“Hey don’t take it that way na, can’t I ask you anything again? Amanda start to calm down just to hear him out.
“What do you have to say “?
“Good question, now you are talking”henry replied with his hands in Boston pockets and his eyes fixed on her lips.
“Amanda, I want us to be friends as never before please ” he said licking his lips and stairing at her. This is the kind of opportunity Amanda was looking for so long but she’s not sure whether Henry meant what he said so she started playing beer fingers looking down feeling shy to look at henry in the eyes. Henry walked to her and used his hand to lift up her face.
“I’ve heard you, but what about Melody? She asked just then Henry’s heart began beating as he think of the possible lie to say.
“Forget about her for now, let’s focus on herself. She’s nothing to me and we are all friends” he said and Amanda nodded her head though she knew that Henry was lying but she had to accept the fact and grab the opportunity that is before her.
“I’ve heard…… You “she stammered
“So what’s your response?” he asked
“Let me go and think about it first ”
“No, I want you to give me the reply now please, ” he said wearing a baby face.
“Okay. I’ve accepted “she answered
“Wow thank you Amanda I’m grateful for your response. I love you “he said as he hug her
“I Love you too Henry “she replied and hug him too as she enjoyed the moment praying that it last.
She left and wave to Henry before entering her car and zoom off. Henry regret ever telling Amanda “I love you ” but be had no other option than to do it that way. He entered his car and left too.
Henry got home and first thing he placed a call across to Amanda to hear whether she has reached home which she answered yes and she was excited that Henry is caring for her.
Melody got home looking so weak and teary, her legs were heavy for her as she thinks what she will tell her parents who prayed for her to succeed in the competition which she loosed but she later summoned the courage to tell them since the competition was cancelled but the painful part is just that she’s not the one to represent their school anymore.
Mrs Armstrong noticed that melody was so weak and moody as she walked to her in a motherly way and sat down.
“Melody what’s the problem? Why are you like this? She asked and melody burst out crying under her mom shoulder who consoled her to keep calm and tell her what’s the matter.
“Mom, I failed in the competition “she later said which got Mrs Armstrong surprised because that’s her first time ever I’m her life for her to hear that her daughter has failed any competition since she was in school. She had to console her first before asking her what really happened.
Melody took her time and explained everything to her mother who knew that what happened is not in a physical state but is a power that is trying to destroy her daughter academically as she contemplate on what to do.
She consoled her to keep that everything will be fine, as an old woman she later told melody to bring her books from inside which she obediently did.
Mrs Armstrong using her small knowledge asked melody some few questions from her books which she answered successfully and correctly thus drawing Mrs Armstrong to the conclusion that someone is behind her daughters failure and it’s one of the students that is not being choosen. Her thoughts was so far as she knew that it’s one of her daughters student that wants to take her daughters place in the competition to represent their school.
“Who did you compete with in your school before going to this one ” Mrs Armstrong asked
“We were there in number and we were in groups ”
“I mean who seems to answer questions brilliantly as you did, and who took the second position?
“Okay mom, her name is Amanda Patrick “she announced as Mrs Armstrong pondered on the name because it sounds familiar to her.
“You mean it’s the daughter of Mr Patrick the man that happens to hit me with his car?
“Exactly mom that’s her father. I’m talking about her daughter “melody answered wondering what could have made her mom asked such question.
“Don’t worry my child, God is in control. The God of the poor will see you through ”
“Amen ooooo mama thank you “melody replied and stood up heading to her room.
The next day in school so so boring to her as the event of the previous day started reflecting on her memory. Just as she was sitting thinking about her predicament she saw Henry and Amanda at the school garden laughing and enjoying themselves with snacks. She didn’t mind but seeing Amanda trying to feed Henry with the snacks alert her as she stood up walking to where they sat.
“Hi Henry ” she greeted
“Yeah melody whatsup? Henry asked still smiling as Amanda greeted melody too but she was jealous that melody distracted their sweet moment.
“Can we go to the cafeteria together please? Melody requested and Henry frowned instantly
“What does that suppose to mean? Are you blind, can’t you see I’m sitting with someone enjoying myself. By the way who are you to me? Henry asked and a sharp pain crossed Melody’s heart as if she’s being stabbed with a knife.
“Henry it’s me melody I…..
“And so what? Please don’t annoy me leave” Henry blurted out
“Henry don’t talk to her like that, she’s your girl “Amanda chipped in
“Hey don’t start your own, which girl are you talking about? Henry replied angrily as melody stood there with her heart frozen as she watched Henry reaction towards her as if it’s not the same Henry knew. Amanda stood up that instant trying to leave.
“Please I’m leaving attend to your girl ” Amanda said standing up trying to leave but Henry drag her back.
“Where are you heading to? Please melody it seems you are distracting us please leave. Okay if you want to know, I love Amanda not you so better leave us now” Henry blurted out. Amanda pretend as if she’s shocked hearing that for the first time so as to look as if she’s not snatching Melody’s boyfriend but deep down she was really happy that melody is feeling heartbroken and sad.
Melody legs were vibrating as she heard that, she was so furious whether to fight or leave. Her mom advice she gave her started repeating afresh in her memory as it kept repeating. “Be ware of the friendship you keep, you are too young to undergo emotional pains”
Melody ran out with tears in her eyes to the backyard of the jss1 bock crying her heart out.
Gladys who was returning from the cafeteria heard someone sniffing behind the block as she halted and decided to check only to find melody crying facing the wall which got her shocked thinking that it’s because of the competition she loosed that has made her start crying afresh not knowing that it’s Henry.
To be continued
What’s the meaning of Henry’s action?
????THE POOR GIRL????
(Journey to Success)
Gladys blood was boiling in anger immediately melody just told her what transpired between her and Henry. Melody tried to calm her down telling her that she’s fine but Gladys didn’t listen as he went in search of Henry.
Desmond on the other end who was in Amanda’s team saw that Amanda has achieved her own goal of making Henry her boyfriend and it’s his own turn now to approach melody because she’s emotionally weak to be taken easily. It was too hard for melody to bear seeing the Henry she so much trusted telling her that she’s nothing to him. But come to think of it why was he eyeing me secretly when he said that? Melody said in her mind but had no answer to the question as her mind was made up to focus on her education not to cry over s guy that pretended he loved her but she finds it difficult to move on.
Desmond exam was drawing closer, Desmond too was a cute guy who was starting to have fresh bears. He looked more handsome that afternoon morning as he approached melody who was sitting alone in the school garden pretending to be reading her books when her mind was very far from what she was doing.
“Hi melody “Desmond said with his hands in his pocket.
“Good afternoon senior Desmond ”
“Can I join you? He asked but melody only nod her head without saying anything as he sat down. Desmond discovered that melody was only looking at a blank space in the book she was holding without anything written in it.
“Melody! Melody! ” Desmond called the second time as she jerked from her thoughts and answered him.
“What’s wrong with you and why are you crying? Desmond asked
“Am I crying? She returned the question as she clean her eyes with her palm.
“Melody, I came to remind you that you have not given me an answer concerning what I told you that I want us to be friends “Desmond said out
“I’m sorry senior Desmond I can’t agree to your proposal.
“Melody why? I love you with the whole of my heart ” he said just then bringing back the sad memories for melody as she recalled that it was the same thing Henry told her the day he proposed to her too.
“I’m sorry senior I would have agreed, but my heart belongs to someone else “she said and Desmond felt disappointed
“Henry I guess “?he said and melody didn’t care to answer as she stood up feeling the pains in her heart, she ran out of him instantly and Desmond knew that she was in pain. Maybe something is wrong somewhere.
Desmond remembered that there’s a girl in their class dying for him just for him to love her back and give her the opportunity of becoming his girlfriend, why is he trying to force himself on someone who’s heart belongs to someone else? Why is he trying to destroy other people’s relationship just because of a mere girl called Amanda who he’s working with? Seeing melody in tears really touched his heart as he promised to give Esther a chance not to force himself on someone else.
Henry was having a nice time with Amanda his new love as they both keep calling each other on phone and discuss lengthly.
Henry made Amanda to promise him one thing which she did, as she promised him that she won’t hide any secret from him. Henry didn’t even care to call melody again since the day he started dating Amanda thus adding more salt to Melody’s wound.
The school closed and melody was about to go when Desmond approached her and stretched a piece of paper to her.
“What’s this? She asked
“Melody, I’ve noticed something and I’m not asking you for a date again. Let’s just be friends “Desmond said and there was sincerity in his eyes as melody looked deep into it.
“There’s someone out there that loves me back just as you love him too, I guess it’s high time I live her too” he said
“What’s in that paper? She asked
“It’s my number, we can talk on phone ”
“Sorry I don’t have a phone but we can be friends “she said.
Desmond drop down his head feeling disappointed as he tried to walk away.
“Fine let me have it” she said and collected the number from Desmond as he smiled and left.
Henry has been visiting Amanda in her house from time to time but without any form of sexual issues, they were now bond together as Amanda believed that this is true love that Henry is not going to harm her.
Days passed and still nothing changed concerning melody and Henry as Desmond kept calling her on phone to check on her. It was a tough time for her as both things happen to her but she had to face life and move on.
It was only two days left for the competition date as Amanda was preparing herself well for the competition without any form of distraction. She was so mean to represent her school as usual, Henry visited her that evening as he met her reading her books as usual but there’s something strange about Amanda room as he kept wondering what it is but later waved off the idea.
Desmond felt pity for melody because he later understand that it’s because of Amanda’s relationship with Henry that is giving her endless tears as he came to understand that melody truly loves Henry.
He decided to return to his normal senses and not to be used by anyone.
The day finally came for the competition as Amanda was preparing in her house for the competition without Henry by her side assuring her that she will be the winner.
Melody didn’t know whether to go to school or not as the thought of seeing Amanda taking her place haunt her but she later dressed up for school.
Desmond too was ready to witness the competition too, the sun shine brightly in the sky, the birds flew high up in the sky, the cool breeze began blowing gently as the compound of miles high school were filled with students from different schools and teachers from different schools too who were there to witness the great competition.
Soon the Corps siren began blowing from a distance signaling that the governor is on his way with his escorts for the competition. Soon he arrived the premises with tight security and team who trailed behind him as if he’s God. He was really pleased to see such a number of students who were present there as he waved his hand to them moving inside the hall.
Soon Mr Adams arrived the compound well dressed too as his conscience kept battling with him. He sighed melody from a far looking so weak and teary as if she will die any moment from now, he brought out his phone and send a call across to Mrs Hannah who arrived just immediately and to some of his staff who were there, just then Amanda arrived with Henry in his car. Mr Adams called melody who was standing outside near the hall as she approached then feeling embarrassed and frightened on what he has to say. He called on Amanda too who was looking expensively hot showing that she was fully ready to compete.
She walked down to where they stood without any of them knowing the glue of what Mr Adams is about to say not even Mrs Hannah nor her fellow staff. Time was really burning as Mr Adams cleared his throat and began.
“I called all of you out here for a reason, which is liable to what happened the previous day of this competition.
So I want to clearly state that I don’t want such thing repeat itself again today” he said and the words were useless to melody because she’s not the one to compete.
“So Miss Amanda Patrick I’m sorry to say this you are……..
He was being interrupted by the school bell that signalled that everyone should be in the hall for the start of the competition.