Tick..Tick was the first sound I heard as I opened my eyes to see another bright day. I am a boy of 17years old and would be resuming to my new school today. I heard my mum call me for morning devotion, I quickly got up from the bed to meet the rest of my family. We are a family of seven including my parents. I am the third after my first two sisters; the first male child of the family. I have two younger siblings; Ayo, a boy and Christianah, a girl who is the last born… Oh! My bad… My name is Oluwafemi but my friends call me Phemloid.
After the morning devotion, I went to my room to freshen up for “the new world of education”, as I was about to start a new life in a new school. You might be wondering why I want to start the session in a new school, it’s due to change of residence. We moved to our house recently and my former school is quite far from our house. I got dressed in a black and white stripped shirt, wore my Jean trousers which was gifted to me by my girlfriend and a black sneakers. I got up and carried my bag in readiness for Prestige College and for a whole new challenge. The ride to school from home is about seven to ten minutes. During the ride, I sat at the back of the car thinking about Susan, my girlfriend. I met her at my former school, she was the first girl that spoke to me when I arrived and also a family friend. We started as friends but later, she confessed her feelings to me. Since it was a mutual feelings, that’was how our relationship started. I started thinking of what would happen to her now that I have left her. I am really missing her. The police van siren jolted me back from my thought. I could see they were escorting a bullion van. Lagos is a very beautiful city one would want to visit but at the same time, could be rowdy.
Finally, we arrived at the gate of the school, the gatekeeper allowed us entrance. “Wow! What a beautiful school,” I thought.
My mum parked her car in the parking space provided. We got down from the Camry and made our way towards an office; the principal’s office I guess. I was right. As we moved closer to the office there was an inscription above the door “ Principal’s Office”. We entered the large office painted with white and blue , it has well furnished chairs and tables, a computer and a laptop on which he was working on at the moment. When he saw us, he stopped what he was doing and welcomed us. After having a brief discussion with my mum, we were led by him to a class which has an inscription on it, “Senior Secondary School 2” boldly written above the door. The students stood up to greet us ( us? Maybe I should say my mum and the principal.) The principal introduced me to the student and pointed at a seat at the rear corner of the class, ”Have a seat young man”, he said.
I didn’t like where my seat was for I was surrounded by girls. I started to question myself if I would be comfortable in the class. My mum and the principal left me to my fate. I began scanning the class and was able to get the number of students in it; eight girls and seven boys, I made the eighth boy. Equation balanced, I thought.
“This is S.S 2 Science Class A”, I heard a guy announced.
“My name is Samuel, they call me Sam, I am the class captain and you’re welcome to our classst”, he continued.
“I am Femi, my friends call me Phemloid and I’m excited to be in this class”, I replied.
He started introducing other students to me but I was lost when he introduced me to a girl, Hannah, as his girlfriend. Hannah is fair and good looking, her smile presented the face of the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. I smiled and knew I have got a girlfriend for myself already, forget Sam, I will know how to deal with him. My heart started to beat faster when I saw her that was when I knew there was a chemistry was between us.
But, will it be easy for me to win her love?
WRITER : BARNABAS AKINYEMI .O.