CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 17
BY RUTHIE LEE
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I tried to move back or even push Erick away, but my legs and head wouldn’t work with me. His lips went smoothly and it was soft on mine so..
Instead I reciprocated.
Almost loosing my breath, I broke the kiss and moved back blinking rapidly at Erick who wore a satisfied look.
“finally. ..” he breathed out.
Finally what?’I wanted to ask but he gave a reply before I could say anything.
“I’ve been wanting to do that” he said dipping his hand in his pocket.
He already kissed me once but he was just being juvenile as aways but I wouldn’t count that as a kiss. But what does he mean by, he had always wanted to do that!
“what do you mean, you’ve always wanted to k-kiss me?” I asked and my voice cracked saying the kiss.
“yeah” he shrugged.
“d-do y..ou like me or something?” I asked after a brief moment of silence..
He has always been the one saying I like him or I have a crush on him or something stupid when I don’t.. but.. What If it’s actually the other way around.
“yeah.. ” he smiled and my heart skipped a beat.. “I mean haven’t you been noticing it? Or you don’t notice it at all?” he added and my head slowly shook negatively on its own.
“well.. I know you like me, I mean I do too but in case where you see that person like family” I said honestly and he scoffed almost laughing
“are you kidding me right now June..?” he scoffed but I shook my head negatively.
“why.. We’re not family,” he said sounding breathless.
But I really like him as a family.
“I know but..
“you don’t say ‘but’… June I don’t see you as a family member, I don’t never! Cause that’s gross and not healthy, I See you as a friend, a very good friend of mine who I really like not as a friend.. But.. Romantically, so now so you get me?” Erick said and I felt my heart beat in my throat. Someone tell me how joking as always.
I tried to talk but I couldn’t, cause there’s no word that can fit the tension between us right now.
“well now I’ve told you how I feel and you can’t leave me hanging” he said and moved closer to me, but I stepped back a little.
“oh look at the time, I better get Home grandma and Augie might be waiting for me to come have dinner” I rushed my words pointing down and looking at my watch-less wrist.
“but.. You can’t just leav—
“I really have to go home, goodnight..” I said turning and walking away, I cannot deal with this right now.
“okay.. Should I escort you home?” he asked almost walking behind me.
“no thank you, I need to stop at my uncle’s house first” I said walking even faster.
“but you have no uncle” Erick yelled behind me.
“I do..” I said making a turn and accidentally bumping into someone, I raised my head to see Daniel and I made sure I apologize for it, bowing my head until I got into the elevator and also ignoring Erick as he called my name.
I’m sorry Erick, but I can’t stay here or else it’s heart attack for me.
**~**~Erick’s pov ~**~**
I sighed heavily when June got in the elevator, she’s acting weird and I hate it. Daniel looked back and forth between the elevator and I and it made me sigh again.
“what happened?” he finally asked.
“finally, told her how I felt” I said and Daniel eyebrows arched.
“and how did she respond to that?”.
“she suddenly remembered dinner and an uncle she doesn’t have.” I said and Daniel laughed.
“you’re serious? Well.. girls like that are ought to be cute”.
“girls like that cause anxiety okay, not cute” I said and Daniel laughed again.
“don’t worry she’ll come around, just hope there’s no ‘other’ guy” Daniel said and I paused.
No other guy,
“I kind of saw her talking to a dude and—
“oh.. Just pray he doesn’t get her first” Daniel interrupted and I huffed.
“so.. Do you want to have ice-cream, I bought some and I couldn’t eat it and since it’s the only thing that calms you down, why don’t we have some together” Daniel said and I sighed.
“sure why not.”
Daniel and I were now inside the studio, the relinquished one and we both ate the ice cream quietly, it did calm me down but I was still thinking about that Travel guy.
“you don’t have to think about it too much” Daniel said breaking me out of my reverie.
“I do” I pondered .
“you don’t,” Daniel snapped.
I sighed and glance at him before dropping my spoon, my head is freezing because of this stupid ice-cream.
“I think June likes you too, and now that I’m thinking about it, I think you made a mistake confessing to her now, didn’t she say She’s in the competition taking place here, and they’re having the next round, the day after tomorrow and congratulations
“when did you get so smart?” I asked sarcastically even though I did mean that.
“don’t joke with me Erick,” Daniel said with a small smile.
“well I’m glad you’re growing up” I smiled too.
“what.. What the hell is that supposed to mean” Daniel asked punching my shoulder and making me laugh.
“so anyway, how is your comeback going?” I asked.
“it’s going good, am practicing every minute of the day and my comeback this time has to be extraordinary and I’m really putting a lot of effort and my dance moves this time around is a lot harder than I thought, but I’m still fine with it” Daniel said with a slight shrug.
“how about you? How are you doing, with your debut?..” Daniel asked and I rolled my eyes.
“it’s a complete opposite, it’s the worst and I might die soon” I said and Daniel laughed “what?”.
“too bad I’m not as good as you when it comes to dancing” I said angrily as I grabbed the ice-cream spoon and started to eat ice-cream again, my head is starting to get hot. And I need it to cool it down.
“well, you just have to release some stress and muscle in your body before dancing and–
“please don’t teach me about dancing cause it is not my priority”. I said and Daniel snorted before laughing again.
“yeah, laugh at me I deserve it” I said and Daniel laughed even hard but his laugh actually made me smile, it’s been ages since we talked, laugh or hung out like this.. It’s good to be here with him.
After eating ice-cream for a while, Daniel got a call from Nate, his manager and he had to leave and so was I. We both parted ways but before we did Daniel told me this.
“you really made a mistake confessing to June now cause all she’ll have is you in her head and she might fail the competition”.
“then that’s what I want, for me, myself and I, alone to be stuck in June’s head, no one else'” that was my reply before we both parted ways ..
I got home around eight fifteen pm and since I had nothing to do I just laid on my bed and stared at the ceiling .
I sighed when her face appeared in front of my closed eyes. She’s perfect!. But she doesn’t know. If I was to write a book about her and why I like her, it would take me years to finishing that book, cause she has so many good things that comes from her. I suddenly remembered the first day I saw her with Augie, she wasn’t looking very friendly, her school uniform clunged to her tall body and her full black hair circled her body, her Skirt wasn’t that short but her long legs were gorgeous, even though she looked angry that day, now thinking about it, she was the most beautiful girl…
Let me be stuck in her head for all I care, it’s better for me to be stuck in her head than that Travel guy..
Thinking about June, I grabbed my music book and pen and I started to write, thinking about her is making my head fill up with beautiful words that I can’t say but write and there are just so much that it made me feel bloated on the inside…
:**: JUNE’S POV :**:
It was nighttime and I’ve listened to Ricky Goodman song a dozen times and even though I’ve learnt the lyrics, the song was still challenging, but I’m getting there. The song wasn’t only just challenging, but my head is.
And also my heart , anytime i think of him or his name.. Erick.
I practiced a little that night and got a drink from my grandma, she saying it’s good for my body and voice, I practiced and practiced till I got tired and fell asleep.
The next day, I woke up feeling a little sore around my body. I slowly got up from my bed and walked to my bathroom, to brush my teeth.
After brushing my teeth, I walked back to my room, seeing Augie bed empty I looked at the wall clock and let out a small gasp. My grandma must have dressed and took Augie to school, I thought before walking into the living room.
Ella jumped happily seeing me and I had to give her a small rub on her back. My grandma came out of her room and I greeted her with a smile.
My grandma told me she was the one who got Augie prepared for school and I thanked her cause that’s supposed to be my job.
I made breakfast and grandma and I had it together, with Ella jumping around the table for her own Share.
After breakfast, I got back to my room and I grabbed my earpiece, my phone and again I started to Learn the wake up song by Ricky Goodman.
After learning for hours, I felt so confident in myself that I couldn’t wait for tomorrow to come, I know I’ve practiced enough but I still felt I haven’t practice enough.
Even when I ate breakfast left over as lunch, I still sang along with my phone playing the song..
Augie met me singing the song when he came back from school, but he just looked at me strangely and then walked passed me to meet Ella.
I practiced and practiced till night fell, my grandma told me to give my voice a break or i’ll get a sore throat, and I listened to her cause I don’t want any hindrance tomorrow.
After eating dinner late and alone, I went outside and the cool freezing breeze made me smile and think of Erick. My hair sang with the wind and I looked up at the stars and made a wish.
“to make it through tomorrow”
I breathed in heavily and looked away from the stars, now I have hundred percent full confidence in myself.. I was about to walk inside when my phone buzzed and start to ring , stopping me from walking.
I brought out my phone and flinched when I saw Erick’s name on the screen,
Why is he calling!! I thought as I bit my bottom lip anxiously, what am I even going to say..?
He confessed to me yesterday and left me confused, I didn’t even know what to do at that moment, my only option was to run..
My phone stopped ringing and I breathed out a sigh of relief, I was about to walk inside again when my phone starts to ring.. Again. I looked at it this time and was surprised to see it wasn’t Erick or Annie but an unknown number.
“hello?..” I said into the phone.
“oh hey June..” a familiar voice replied.
“who is this?” I asked
“it’s me Travis” he replied and I smiled.
“oh my God, Travis how did you get my number?” I said happily.
“yesterday, while giving you wake up,” he said and I smiled even more.
“you’re such a thief”..
I said and he laughed.
“anyway I just called to see how you’re doing, how is your practice going?”. Travis added calmly after his laugh and I sighed.
“wake up is not an easy song but I’m trying my best” I tell him.
“okay well good luck..” Travis breathed.
“thank you, and good luck to you too” I smiled.
“thanks..” Travis said before hanging up, I breathed out a sigh of relief and stared at my phone before knowing what I had to do, ‘saving Travis number’
That night i said a silent night prayer before going to bed,
‹to any God that there may be, please make me be in the finals› was my prayer before finally falling asleep.
The next morning, I woke up at exactly six o’clock in the morning, I had a dream, a nightmare actually, even though I didn’t remember the details of the dream but I knew it was a nightmare cause it made me wake up early.
I prayed while getting Augie ready for school for my dream to be a complete opposite of what it meant.
Augie went to school. Leaving my grandma, Ella and i.. I took my bath and few minutes later I was dressed in a pair of black jean skirt, black boots and the vest from DH, the vest was a little big on me so I grabbed the hem of the vest and tied it at my waist side giving it a fitting to my body,
I packed my hair in ponytail and for the first time in my life, I wore earrings and the word ‘perfect’ escaped my lips when I looked at myself in the mirror.
Before leaving I kissed my grandma cheeks and she wished me good luck..
I got to DH and without asking for a pass the two security men let me in, and I guess it was because of my top.
DH seemed kind of busy as I walked in, and from different angle I could see other teenagers wearing the same vest as mine but with different colours..
“Ms. Pulchritude”. I heard Travis voice behind me and I turned.
“Travis..” I said happily and he smiled. “wow you looking good..” he said eyeing me.
“stop it, you’re making me feel nervous” I said and he laughed.
The front door opened making the sun light hit my face, the silhouette of three male walked in and suddenly someone screamed.
The door closed and and the sun light disappeared from my face making me see clearly,
it was Daniel!, he was wearing all black with his blue hair catching the sun’s last flame making some side of his hair a brilliant light purple. every teenager that came for the competition had already start to run up to Daniel but backing away seeing his scary bouncers.
Daniel smiled at each and every one of the teenage girls screaming out his name and the workers at DH just rolled their eyes as they passed by.
“wow, Daniel’s pretty handsome up close” Travis said and I turned to him.
“what?.. Are you falling for him?” I laughed and he held up a disgusted face “that’s gross, but I’m just saying cause I use to think they’re using a lot of editing and filters in his music video, but now I can see he’s pretty handsome and cool in reality” Travis explained and I shrugged.
Travis and I both covered our ears when a girl screamed Daniel’s name so loud that it made Daniel laughed, and wave to the girl who had turned red.
Daniel looked forward and we both made eye contact. He glance at Travis, then at me and shook his head negatively with a small smile , I quickly looked away and didn’t dare to face Travis until he was gone.
“is it just me or did Daniel really stare at you for like so.. Long” Travis said and I shook my head negatively.
“he looked at me, the way he looked at everyone don’t misunderstand”.
“nope. I’m pretty sure he shook his head at you and gave me a cold glare.” Travis said narrowing his eyes
“so what are you trying to say, that little miss ponytail knows our Daniel?” a cranky voice said behind me and I turned to see Cassie, Travis (girl)–Friend.
“do you?” Travis said to me.
“I do, I mean everyone knows Daniel right?” I said nervously but Cassie stood in front of me and in front of my face she said.
“that’s not what I mean, i know everyone knows Daniel, but have you met or talk to Daniel before– why am I even asking you this, someone like you can’t talk to Daniel..”
I glared at Cassie before rolling my eyes. “keep telling yourself that”. I muttered and was about to walk away but she caught my hand.
“so you’re saying you’ve talked to Daniel before?” she asked, I didn’t want to brag cause it’s not something to be happy about or to be even brag about, but she’s making it seem that way so I’m going to make that way.
“I have..” I smiled. “I’ve talked to Daniel like a dozen of times”.
Cassie laughed and I almost pull her blonde hair for that.
“Travis, are you listening to this girl.? How did you keep up with such a liar?”. Cassie rolled her eyes .
“look Cassie, whether or not she had talk to Daniel, it’s none of your business” Travis interfered.
“of course it is” Cassie gasped.
“you’re such a headache” Travis said to her and I smiled at his words, he’s sounding so familiar.
“c’mon June.” Travis said and pulled me away from Cassie and her annoying Aura.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE
Flower Boy Episode 55
Flower Boy Episode 55 ( finally together )
By Oyebamiji Samue
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I blinked my eyes and cursed my mind. What sort of a horrible imagination is that. why in the world will I shoot my Nancy
I bowed my head when I couldn’t stand the terrible sight again, he’s my father and he had done something terrible in the past
If this is a way of him learning his lesson, it’s alright by me. I just can’t keep watching . He and Romeo killed innocent men . I think it’s good they go through pains
I keep breathing painfully as the screams of my father keep penetrating heavily into my ears
“I’ll confess , please” I heard my father say
“Good” Brandon said and Nancy left them
I raised my head and watched my dad and Romeo worn out as a result of the pains they had gone through at the hands of Nancy
They killed Nancy’s parent, she has all the right to punish them too
Brandon placed his hand on record and signaled with his head for Romeo to start
“Evil is bad. I’d lived all my life believing evil is good, I have no conscience I must say. I sent Noel to kill Donna’s family two years ago. He planted the plane crash that happened and caused the death of the family I had issues with which is Steeves Scot, the owner of the second largest record label then and other innocent men” Romeo confessed and swallowed
Brandon signaled for my dad to speak
“I’m ready to go through the consequences of what I’d done in the past. I was sent by Romeo to kill Steve Scot and I orchestrated the plane crash too ” My dad said and Brandon stopped the record
He did some stuffs to the record and after few minutes , the cops entered and without uttering a word , they handcuffed my dad and Romeo and led them out
I thought I’ll cry but tears isn’t coming from my eyes
Nancy walked sullenly towards the exit of the room
“Donna” I called and she paused
I stood and walked closed to her and hugged her from behind
“I do not deserve to be your girlfriend again, I slapped your father and punished him right before you” She said feeling unworthy
“You a strong lady, I like your tenacity and sagacity . I ain’t moved. I love you” I said and turned her romantically to me
“You forgive me?” She asked shyly
“Yes I do. I’m happy you took proper revenge for your family, the government are gonna judge them rightly and accordingly” I said
“I’m the loser here , I loosed Nancy for real, even though I loved her , I give it up from today ” Brain said with tears pouring from his face and walked out with Scot
Williams walked closer to us and smiled at us
“Nancy, I’m glad you are strong enough to fight for your parents, enjoy your new relationship with your lost love. Romeo is down, Brian has given up , no more enemies, have all the fun” Williams said and walked out with Brandon
I raised my head and stared at Anthony
“Flower boy, you hated ladies cus of me , you stood and keep loving me even when it is obvious that I’m dead . A man like you is scarce . I love you so much Anthony” she said
” I Love you too” I replied and placed my lips on hers
💙 Epilogue 💜
( Let’s have fun )
“Dear, don’t you think it’s high time we find where our son is” my wife said
Tears poured from my eyes
“Stop crying Ed” My wife said and I cleaned it with my palm.
For Brian to leave King’s empire, I sacrificed my eye. My eyes was removed and I’d become blind since then. Even if we find Brian, I’m not gonna be able to see how his face looks like
“Where do we get started ?” I asked my wife
“Visit Nicholas of course ” my wife said
“In the prison?” I asked
“Sure, we will request to see him and I’m sure they’ll grant us our request. We gonna thank him for taking care of our son all this while and ask about the whereabout of Brian” my wife said and I nodded
“I really feel pathetic for Nicholas , just when his musical school is hitting the whole of America, his wrongs in the past caught up on him and now he and Romeo will be spending the rest of there days at the cell ” I lamented
“We do not know our fate too neither do we know King’s fate ” my wife said and I nodded
He held me by my left hand while I held my rod walking with my legs and my sense
King had given us freedom since we are now his retired assassin
My wife drove us in a car out of King’s empire and after what looks like one hour, we arrived at a building I have no idea how it looks like cus I can’t see
My wife spoke with some personals and after series of processes, we were led to a place
My wife made me sit and I sat
“Dear, this is Nicholas ” My wife said and I arched my brow
“My good friend, I’m so sorry for your predicament ” I said
“Oh! I’d accepted my fate already. How come you are blind?” Nicholas asked
“You know none of us or our children are to leave King’s empire ? I pleased with King for Brian to leave the empire , he agreed on one condition which is to donate my eyes. And I obliged ” I said
“Aw! So sorry! ” Nicholas said
“Thanks so much dear , Thanks for taking care of our son all this while , We really appreciate ” My wife thanked Nicholas
” You welcome” Nicholas replied
“Where is Brian presently ?” My wife asked
“He should be at the house I built for the flower boys ” Nicholas said and I nodded
Nicholas described the house for us and we mourned his predicament a little and left the place to the flower boy’s place
“We there ” My wife said as he brought the car to an halt outside the house
We both stepped down
Edward’s wife POV
I saw two boys entered flower boys house , I held my husband and we both walked closer to them
“Hey” I called and they turned
“What! Mum! ” Brian shouted happily in amazement and hugged me tightly
I received the hug and tears poured from my eyes
My heart pricks and guilt overwhelmed me when I realized that I snatched him from his real mother
“Mum” He called again and cried
Tears poured from my face not just because I’d missed him so much but because I stole him and told lie for my husband that he’s our son
A car drove towards us and paused and three people came out
Two males and a female
“Mum, meet Scot, my friend” Brian introduced me to the boy standing beside him and I took my gaze off those that just arrived to the boy I saw with Brian whose name is Scot
“Hi Scot” I greeted him and he smiled
“Thanks for coming for Brian” Scot said and I nodded and took my face back to the new set of people that had just arrived
They walked closer to us while the lady just keep smiling, I wonder why
“Brian, I still love you despite all you’ve done for me, we in the same record label and we have a lot of songs to sing together in the future ” The guy said
“Anthony, I’m so sorry for all I’d done too, enjoy your relationship with Nancy” Brian said and I noticed that the guy called Anthony is the perfect definition of handsomeness
“Meet my mum” Brian said and Anthony greeted me while I retorted his greeting
“Meet my girlfriend, Donna” Anthony introduced the beautiful lady beside her
We exchanged pleasantries and something caught my attention in her eyes
There is a thin white line at her eye ball , I keep staring into her face even after we had exchanged pleasantries
My heart keep beating in fear, I quickly turned at Brian and looked into his eyes, he had the same tiny white line at his eyeball
“Are you confused ?” A guy asked
“Excuse me?” I asked the guy
“I’m Brandon, I’m a robot. I knew what you saw so I asked if u are confused, let me help you solve your confusion ” Brandon said and brought out some picture
“Check this pic out” He said and handed over some pics to me
They were the pic of the woman I stole Brian from
“Have this too” Brandon said and brought out some documents from his briefcase and handed it over to me
I read through it and noticed it was DNA text result confirming that Donna and Brian are brothers and sisters
“Brian, Nancy , who is now Donna is your sister ” Brandon said and I arched my brow
” I carried out a DNA text on everyone when I was just reasoning if anyone is connected in any way, I was stunned when I found out that they are from the same mother and father. I have no idea how they got separate that they didn’t even know themselves again” Brandon said
“I do. It’s all my fault” I said and sniffed
“I stole Brian from his real mother and made him our child” I said
“I thought as much ” Edward said and cursed under his breath
“Edward I’m sorry” I turned at him and pleaded
He bowed his head painfully not saying anything
“It was all because I was barren then and Nicholas needs a child seriously , that was why I stole Brian on the very day her mother birthed her ” I said and everyone expressed their amazement
“You mean to say I loose my eye cus of another person’s son” Edward said
“I’m sorry” I pleaded with tears pouring from my face
“Dad, don’t talk like that, I know you loved me and I really love you too dad, I will never forget you” Brian said
“The sacrifice I made for you to be free then was that I donated my eyes , king removed it” Edward said and cried loudly
“Dad, I’m so sorry about that ” Brian said and walked closer to Edward and hugged me tight while Edward keep crying like a baby
” Brian disengaged from his dad and turned at Donna. Mum, you stole me from birth from my real mother? And I happen to be the real brother of Donna . What! You my sister for real ?” Brian asked Nancy while Nancy keep staring at him without expressing any emotions
“I’d done negative things to hurt you all this while, I’m happy I’d not kiss you nor do anything intimate with you. Could that be the reason why you only find comfort in me , you liked me and I know that. But you can’t love me cus we blood. I think the Love I have for you is either lust or infatuation, cus If I truly Love you, I shouldn’t be against whatever makes you happy. I’m so …so ..so..sorry Donna” Brian said and cried
Donna walked closer to Brian and hugged him
“Our parents got bombed in a plane crash, I never get to see them or know whom they are ” Brian Lamented and cried hardly as he huggs Donna tightly
The atmosphere became emotional as I turned my teary eyes at Scot and saw Scot cleaning tears off the corner of his face
Anthony watched the brother and sister hug and he maintained a pitiful and pathetic expression
” Guys, I think I’ll have to leave your life at this junction” Brandon said and Karen walked in sadly
“Karen ” Brian called as Karen walked closer to them
“Why you sad?” Brian asked
“My dad will be spending the rest of his life at the prison and I can’t have Anthony too . I’ve lost everything and I’m leaving this house ” Karen said as he walked inside the house
“Friends, before I leave , I will like you to know the real me ” Brandon said and pulled off the facial mask on his face.
What the hell!
Everyone exclaimed as I stared around wondering why they were all surprised
” Larry! ” Nancy called
“Yeah, I have to pretend like a robot to help ya’all. I’m done with my mission. I have no feelings for Patricia, I just don’t like the way flower boys treats ladies. Ladies are to be treated with respect not to be hated no matter what our past hold” Larry teaches as we all listened
Karen walked closer to us ready to walk away while another girl entered
She ran to Donna and tears poured from her eyes
Why is this girl crying ?
“My Love for Scot made me do what I did. I was the lady that pretended like Karen just to get Anthony confused. I know I betray you, I’m sorry. But Scot propelled me into doing it” The girl pleaded
“Patricia, forget it , we are not perfect, I forgive you. ” Nancy said and hugged Patricia
They disengaged and Patricia turned at Scot
Scot bowed his head feeling guilty while Karen walked closer to him and hugged me tight
“Don’t leverage on my love for you and propel me to do what is wrong again” Patricia said as she hugged Scot tight
“Thanks for…” scot said and cried as he hugged Patricia tight
“Thank for forgiving me, I’m sorry” Scot pleads while Patricia nodded
“I Love you” Scot confessed
“I Love you more” Patricia said as he kept crying loudly like her head was swelling as a result of Scot’s love confession
Karen took few steps outside with her luggage
“Karen” Brian called and she turned
Brian walked closer to her
“Mum , is she beautiful ?” Brian asked
“Very pretty” I replied
“Karen…can we start up something…lik
“I smell like a fish, I’m not your type ” Karen said and Brandon walked closer to them
“I made you start smelling like a fish cus you disliked Nancy, I mix the drink you ordered for at the school cafeteria with a chemical that will make you keep smelling like a fish as long as it dissolves with your blood. But don’t panic, I’ve gat the solution here with me” Brandon who is now Larry said and brought out a chemical from his briefcase
“Drink this” He said as he stretched the chemical in a sealed glass to Karen
Karen collected it pathetically and opened it and drank it
Brain moved closer to Karen and hugged her
“Am I still smelling like a fish? Karen asked pathetically
” love can’t make me perceive that. You smell nice ” Brian said
“It only take thirty seconds for you to stop smelling like a fish and the thirty seconds is gone now. have all the fun” Brandon said and took few steps out
“Hey Larry, everything seems to be calm and settled now , let’s have some fun before you leave ” Anthony said ordered for us all to follow him inside the room
He set the keyboard and sang while we all dance
Goodbye to you my trusted friend
We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we’ve climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC’s
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees
Goodbye my friend it’s hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I’ll be there
We had joy, we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time
We had joy, we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time
I ain’t proud oh!
I love ya’all
Can we start a new story now title Billionaire Boys ( BB )
A girl from a poor home who was privilege to attend school of nursing at North Carolina was given a six month project, she is sent to live with two cruel billionaire boys who are identical twin
This Billionaire boys has killed three of their previous girlfriends and even killed their own mother
The girl is sent to examine the cause of their cruel behaviour by going to stay and live with them for six months
What’s the girl’s fate ?
Who could the girl be to one them? 🌝
What if they both fall In Love with her🤣🤣
How in the world will she identify them cus they are absolutely identical? 😍
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 20
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 20
BY RUTHIE LEE
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Travis and I walked out of the room we had performed, feeling Happy that we’ve passed this round.
As we both walked through the hallway, my phone starts to ring and I was surprised to see an unknown number on my screen.
“is it Erick?” Travis asked with a teasing smile.
“no.. I don’t know” I said looking at the screen.
“well answer it” Travis said raising the phone to my ear and I quickly answered it.
“June.. Wow grandma… she answered” I heard Augie’s happy voice and Ella happy bark
“Augie?” I called happily.
“June! Grandma showed me how to make a phone call and we decided to call you” Augie yelled and I laughed.
“you don’t have to yell, I can hear you clearly” I giggle.
“it feels like you’re so faraway that’s why I’m yelling” he said still yelling and I laughed. I remembered putting a password on the tablet and immediately I said,
“I know I fixed a lock on that phone, how did you open it?” I asked.
“grandma unlocked it for me” he said.. “Ella stop.. Grandma please get her away from me” I heard Augie’s voice said.
“what is Ella doing?” I asked sternly.
“nothing.” Augie quickly replied.
“Augie…!!” I called
“she’s just licking the tablet screen and my ear, grandma said she wants to talk to you” Augie said and I rolled my eyes.
“I think it’s time Erick takes back Ella”
“no.. Please, Ella’s my best friend, I don’t want her to go, Erick’s gone already, you go out everyday and come back late and grandma is always alone in her room, so I have no one but Ella” Augie said lowly and I sighed.
“you.. You know what! Give grandma the phone” I said and waited for a second before I heard my grandma’s low voice say, “hello?”.
“hey grandma, how are you?” I asked.
“never been better” she replied and I smiled.
“good to hear.”
“how is the competition, hope you’re making us proud” my grandma asked in her most soothing voice.
“yes I am, I made it through this round and the next competition is next week Sunday,” I ended my explanation with a tired sigh.
“well honey, I give you my blessing, you’ll be successful with whatever you do” she said and I smiled. “thanks grandma.”
“oh where’s Erick? Is he there?” my grandma asked.
“no, Erick’s at home… He’s busy” I said hesitantly not knowing why.
“oh, I really wanted to talk to him, I missed that kid” my grandma poured and I could feel her smile from my phone. I looked up and saw Travis looking at me. I almost forgot he’s here.
“well grandma, no need to say it all on the phone cause we’re done here and I’m going to be home any minute” I said.
“are you sure?” she asked.
“pretty sure” I tell her.
“okay honey, but don’t worry you can take your time” she said and I smiled. “okay bye.”
I hanged up and sighed happily.
“lemme guess, family?” Travis asked as we started walking again, and I nod.
“your family knows Erick?” he asked again.
“yeah,” I smiled.
“he was everyone’s favorite when he lived with us” I said recalling the days he lived with us.
“he once lived with your family, why? Were you guys betrothed or what?”
“betrothed? What? No way!” I said and he laughed.
“I was just joking” he mused.
We both got to the elevator and we got in with two other girls and I recognized one of them, the girl who screamed when we were told that we’re going to dance. We all remained quiet in the elevator waiting for it to the reach the first floor and after waiting for what seems like eternity, the elevator stopped and opened.
And immediately someone screamed Daniel’s name making the two girls fly over Travis and I and running in the direction Daniel’s name was called.
“some girls.” Travis scoffed which made me laugh.
We both walked outside DH, saying our goodbyes I asked.
“what instrument will you be playing on Sunday?”.
“oh, I can only play the piano a little.. so yeah I’m playing the piano, I don’t have one but, my cousin has one and I’m gonna practice a little with him and decide on the song that’ll be easy for me to play” Travis explained and I nod.
Good for him he has a tutor, I don’t have any instrument neither can I play one. And worst of all I don’t have someone who’ll lend me or teach me. Dang it.
“well good luck, and good bye” I said and giving him a faux smile, cause I was too jealous. He’s got a piano and a tutor.
“goodbye” Travis said and we both went our separate ways.
I took the bus home and I got home by six pm. Augie welcomed me with a hug whi’ve Ella licked my leg. Eww.
I met my grandma preparing dinner and I took over telling her rest.
During dinner I didn’t know I had a worried look on my face until my grandma told me, and I had to tell her I was actually worried and it’s about the stupid instrument stuff.
“isn’t Erick a singer, doesn’t he have a guitar or a piano, you can learn from him.” my grandma said.
“Erick?” I pondered.
Yeah Erick, why didn’t I think of him, he’s a pro when it comes to music, I should totally ask him to help me out, I just hope he’ll be less busy before Sunday.
“you’re right grandma, Erick is perfect.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
“and you need to focus and practice hard, you have only two days to learn whatever you’ll be playing” my grandma advised and I smiled. “I know gran, have you forgotten how sharp my brain is, I learn things within a blink of an eye” I bragged and my grandma laughed hysterically.
During nighttime, I laid on my bed looking at pictures of Maria Li on my phone. It’s been ages since I’ve admired her from my phone like this, I smiled when I remembered I’ve seen her in real life. She’s so pretty.
I was surprised to come across Daniel’s pictures on my phone, I smiled softly when I remembered when Annie took my phone from me and put all Daniel song and pictures.
Annie. Missed her.
That night I slept soundly hoping tomorrow would be great.
The next morning I woke up and to my surprise the sun shone very brightly into my room, and the sun doesn’t shine into my room until it’s one in the afternoon. I quickly grabbed my phone and gasped loudly when I saw the time “12:49”.
I overslept like so much, what am I even dreaming about. How could this be. I paused and stopped panicking when I realised that it actually doesn’t matter if I wake up late or early cause I have nothing to do.
I breathed out and laid back on my bed, but quickly got up again when I remembered I have to think of a I need to play, and the instrument I need to play and learn. But this is torture, how can anyone learn to play any kind of instrument in two Days.
I slowly crawled out of my bed and slowly walked to my bathroom, I brushed my teeth took my bath and before I knew it I was eyeing the odd cloths in my closet.
Everything in my closet looks old and gloomy but who cares, I’m going over to Erick’s, I mean he’s seen me in my worst clothes.
Minutes later I was pulling a pair of denim shorts up my legs and I wore a yellow T-shirt. Like the only good shirt I have.
I let my hair fall over my shoulder and after dressing up, I ate breakfast, well brunch, alone and told my grandma I was off to Erick’s.
I grabbed my phone and took my heels to the bus stop.
I got to my stop and trekked to Erick’s house, good thing I remembered and sang his address in my head.
I got to the street and remembered the familiar houses and I breathed out a sigh of relief when I saw Erick’s house and it looked even more bigger than the last time I came here.
I walked to the front of the door and I could hear music playing from the inside.. Well actually it’s just some kind of a beat, cause it had no voice singing with it.
I pushed the doorbill and sighed,
How is anyone going to hear me even that kind of music is playing so loudly.
I kept pushing and pushing and ousting the doorbell but no one answered so I angrily, made a turn and head to the living room first window,
I touched the glass window and smiled when I saw it wasn’t sealed to the building, with all my girly strength, I pushed the window up creating an open space for me to pass to get into the house, I must find every possible way to learn how to play that guitar.
I squeezed my self into the space and before I knew it, I landed into the living room.
The music became loud and I turned and shut the window. I endured the loud music bursting the whole house as I look around, I slowly climbed the stairs following the path where the music was coming from. And it let me to a room at the end of the hallway.
The music became loud as I got in front of the door, I knocked heavily on the door but no one answered, I sighed and banged the door heavily and the music stopped. I heard the door clicked and the door opened revealing Erick who was sweating profusely.
“June?..” he called surprisingly but in a happy tone.
“how did you get in here?” he asked.
“through your window, I’ve been ringing the door bell for hours” I said and he smiled, “sorry?”
“Frederick, who is that? You can’t have any distractions you’re doing a great job, come back here and let’s continue” I heard a man’s voice say from inside and Erick turned and moved inside while I trailed behind him seeing the man who seemed strange with his little feminine body and heavy beard.
“too bad Vishnu, we’re done for today, don’t you see I have a guest” Erick said to the guy and I looked away when he glowered at me.
“fine. I’ll leave I’ll make sure to tell your father about this” the man Viju or whatever his strange name was, said and grabbed his bag before walking out of the room.
“let me guess you’ve been dancing?” I asked as we both walk out of his dancing room.
“yeah, and I’m getting better, I think” he said and I laughed.
“you think?” I repeat his words.
“well let’s just forget about that and talk about you! What are you doing here, cause it’s shocking, like mind blowing” he asked as he grabbed a bottle of water from his drawer when we entered his room.
“I need your help” I tell him sitting on his Comfortable bed.
“with what?” his brows arched.
“our next competition we’re going to use an i–
“instrument?” he interrupted.
“h–how di-d you know?”
“June, DH will be now few years from now, how can I not know what’s going on in my future industry” .
“it’s still under your father’s name and you’re still a trainee, so put down your ego” I said and he laughed.
“so.. What song will you be singing?” Erick asked.
“I have no idea, I came here to learn how to play a guitar since you’re good with it, but now that I’m here I don’t think that’s possible cause how can I learn it in two days”. I said and let out an angry groan.
“don’t worry, learing from me, you can be a pro in two minutes” Erick said and I smiled rolling my eyes.
“I’m serious, think of a song you want to sing”.
“uhhh.. Second chance?” I said.
“a lot of people are going to be singing second chance you have to choose another song”. Erick tells me.
“you know what, I have to shower, think of a song first and then I’ll teach you how to play the tone and note” Erick said, Smiled at me and Walked out.
‘what a life saver’ I breathed out lying on the bed.
I stared at the ceiling thinking of a song, I think of all the Maria Li’s song i have on my phone but I shook my head passed them.
After thinking for some time I got up from the bed and smiled, deciding to sing Erick’s song. And immediately Erick walked in, wearing a sweatpants and a black shirt, his hair was wet and some were glued to his forehead while some were falling down releasing droplet of water that stained his black shirt with darker dots.
“so have you think of a song yet?” he asked and I smiled.
“you.” I said.
“what happened to me”. He asked pointing to himself.
“i–i mean I’m going to sing your song” I said.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 19
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM EPISODE 19
BY RUTHIE LEE
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are you crazy. What are you doing?” I said moving away and looking straight ahead to see Travis singing and staring at us.
“look singing Travis is even feeling embarrassed for you standing up there cause of your juvenile atitude” I said and he rolled his eyes before looking at Travis who’s tone suddenly became High when he got to the chorus, he sang there beautifully and I couldn’t help but smile as I watch his nose get red from singing to high.
“June!” Erick said and snapped his fingers in front of my face making me flinch.
“what?” i asked.
“so I’ve been talking to myself for ages now?” Erick asked.
“you know I was paying attention to him and yet you were still talking to me.” I said and his jaw dropped.
Erick said nothing as he faced Travis and fold his arm angrily. Travis was pretty good I’d say, and finally he ended the song and gave a small bow before dropping the microphone and walking down the stage.
As the judges scribbled something down on their papers, Travis walked up to us and stood in front of Erick.
“uhm.. This is my sea–
“your what?.. I’m sorry but this seat is already taken” Erick said and Travis glanced at me before backing away and sitting on the empty chair beside Erick making Erick sit inbetween us.
“how did I do?” Travis asked leaning out from his seat so he could clearly See Me.
“you sang like you had a glue stuck to your throat” Erick said before I could reply and I shook my head at him,
“Erick.” I called and he turned to me. “what?.. I’m saying the truth” he smiled, while Travis sighed and turned to his front without saying anything.
To break the awkward tension I leaned out and smiled at Travis “you did great Trav” I said and he smiled while Erick turned to me.
“you’re impossible” he repeated my word and I almost laughed “see who’s talking.”. I smiled and he nods and looked away.
The Next contestant was called and a girl walked to the stage confidently.
Erick didn’t talk to me after that, he was just busy with his phone, his head down and his phone on his thigh, his cap covered most of his face, but not from my angle of view, cause from this angle I could see as his black hair fell to his neck and some strand of hair on his ear, his eyebrows were worried and so as his breath, his lovely eyes stared at his phone with anticipation and he just shut his eyes every now and then, making his eyelashes fall on his bottom eye lid like strained rain, his lips weren’t happy and his ne— I paused when I caught Travis staring at me from his seat and I quickly looked away shyly, cause he caught me looking at Erick and I cannot believe I’ve been studying Erick.. Gosh I am unbelievably stupid.
I turned to glance at Travis to see if he was still looking at me but he wasn’t and I breathed a sigh of relief.
Everyone gasped and I suddenly looked up to see what happened and I saw the girl on stage coughing. What in the world happened to her.? I asked no one but myself.
A woman walked up to the stage and helped the girl down before handing her a bottled water and she was in tears cause she knows she’ll not make it to the next round.
The judges with their mean faces called the next person and a boy stood up and I watched him walk to the stage, I thought Travis was the only boy cause this place is filled with so many girls.
After waiting and listening to different kinds of voices, they finally got to two hundred and one.
“it’s your turn” Erick tells me.
“I know” I said as my breathing hitched.
“it’s okay, just breathe calmly and you’ll be fine” he said holding my hand and giving it a light squeeze.
“just imagine you’re singing to just me”.. Erick said calmly
“yeah sure thanks..” I said and quickly got up from my chair and Erick slowly let of my hand..
Every eyes followed me as I walked to the stage, and as I climbed the stage I took the microphone and stood in front of the stage.
Here I go.
The guitar starts to play.. And I breathed, when the piano starts to play I placed the microphone under my mouth and glance at Erick who gave me a teasing smile that warmed my heart.
And then I start to sing .
🎤 .slowly getting there
It’s just how we’ll get up
It means we’re already near…
Waking up and suddenly loosing the motivation to keep going..
The train of life was struggling forward cause the track of dreams have been broken.
My once useful youthful heart have been stained.
I need to ignore the thorns beneath my feet and throw away the chains of restrains..
We all need to.
Chorus: Wake up!!!…
My voice rose High as I got to the chorus and I tried hard not to close my eyes as the the first judges told me in the first round, but I couldn’t help but shut my eyes when I got to a higher part and my eyes opened when the song ended, I breathed out softly and dropped the microphone.
I walked down from the stage and moved some stand of my hair back, I hope I did great.
I got to my seat and I couldn’t help but smile when Erick and Travis welcomed me with a smile.
“you did great.” Erick said to me as I sat down.
“you think.?” I said with a shrug
“oh you certainly did” Erick smiled and I breathed out a sigh of relief, Erick glance at his phone .
“anyway I have to go home I have practice, I just came here to see you sing, I know you’ll make it to the next round, even the final round.” Erick said and I smiled.
“thanks Erick” I beamed.
“no need to thank me”. He said shoving his phone inside his pocket and I know he’s about to leave.
“Reach for the stars June” Erick breathed and gave me a surprising kiss on the cheek before standing up, adjusting his cap and walking away before I could utter any word.
I just froze and watch him leave with my mouth opened, until Travis tapped my shoulder.
“you’re drooling” he said taking over Erick’s seat, well which was once his seat.
“w-what?” I said touching my lips but he laughed. “I was joking”.
I rolled my eyes at him and looked away. .
The three judges started to pass papers and talk amongst themselves and everyone starts to murmur.
Travis and I stayed quiet, we just watch the judge do their stuff and before we know it Cassie stood up from her seat and walked up to us, she sat beside Travis and breathed a sigh of relief.
“what are you doing here?” Travis asked her.
“truthfully, I don’t know I’m just as nervous as everyone” she said and Travis rolled his eyes. “so you’re nervous and the only way you’ll be calm is by sitting with us?”
“shut up Travis!” Cassie snarled.
Travis ignored her and turned to his front, and slowly the judges got up from their seats and walked to the stage. Immediately one of them grab the microphone, every where became silent.
“I just want to say, good performance everyone,” the lady judge started and her voice kind of shook the whole room cause it was thick and scary.
“you all gave a wonderful job but not everyone will make it to the next round” the woman said and I breathed in and out heavily, I hate that sentence.
“calm down June, your boyfriend even told you that you’d make it to the final round.” Travis said with a smile.
“boyfriend?.” Cassie laughed, “someone like her having a boyfriend? I bet he’s just toying with her”.
I ignored Cassie’s word and Turned to Travis. “he’s not my boyfri– you know what just forget about it and let’s hope for the best, it’s what we always do, hoping for the best” I said and he smiled.
“apparently, it’s supposed to be twenty participant passing this round, but unfortunately we got sixteen passing this round” the lady judge said and everyone gasped.
“this is ugly to hear” Cassie said biting her lip.
The other woman took over the microphone holding a paper in her hand and with her loud voice she begin.
“the contestants making it pass the rounds are number, 12.. 27..
Travis and I turned to each other happily as his number happened to be the first one to was called.
“36.. 47.. 57..58 ..”
“ahhhh… ” Cassie screamed excitedly as she heard her number and giving Travis a hug.
“get away from me.” Travis said angrily removing her hand from his body. She rolled her eyes at him and gave me a “i-passed-and-y
“and lastly number 200 and 201…” the woman said and I smiled happily.
“I made it” I tell Travis.
“I know I heard, congratulations
“everyone move forward” the woman on stage beckoned and every one did, leaving their seats and standing opposite of the stage.
“you all made it pass this round, congratulations
“dancing!!!!?” a girl screamed as the woman explained .
“if you have any problem with that, the door is that way” the woman replied rudely.
“but my body’ has stiffened already” the girl said and I smiled cause her word reminded me of Erick.
“I don’t care miss” the woman said and continued with what she was saying before.
“We must see how good your body is towards dancing, we’ve heard your voice enough, and now we need to see how good your voice is while dancing.. And the first next round is this Sunday and this is what you’re going to do”. The woman explained and a piece of paper was placed in her hand by her paper. And she stared at it before reading.
“you’re all to sing any song of your choice, using your own instrument, and you cannot sing without an instrument, and that instrument must be played by you. Once again congratulations
“finally.” I breathed out.
“yeah finally, this is way harder than I thought it would be” Travis said and I nod agreeing with him.
“so.. Do you dance?” Travis asked.
“well… I don’t– I pause as I recall my self dancing Maria Li’s dance steps perfectly on my bed
“I think I can manage.. How about you?” I asked.
“you didn’t need to ask, cause I was born to dance” Travis said and did a break dance with his hand which made me laugh.
“lucky you” I beamed.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE