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[Story]O.G.B.A.N.J.E (The Child of Thunder) Chapter 13

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The Child of Thunder 13

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Ifeoma Isabella Okeke

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“Listen and listen to me very carefully”, Obinnwanne began with a warning. Held the left side of his ear to show how serious he was. “You must not fail in kidnapping Ogbanje and bring her to me. You must carry out the plan tonight”. Obinnwanne said as he stared at the four huge men in front of him. “Take this”, he added as he gave each of them a necklace. They all wore it. “On no account should you remove this necklace when you kidnap the girl. She is not someone who you can easily kidnapped”.

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“Papa, it’s been long you’ve told us your story”, Uzochi started as she and her twin sister with Ogbanje had just had their dinner of hot Egusi soup with pounded yam. Adaku had long gone to bed.

“Yes papa, it has been long you told us story, or are you out of stories papa?” Ugochi said in support of her twin sister.

Okoro shook his head sideways.

“Not at all my beautiful daughters”.

“Then tell us a beautiful story. You know that I use to tell my friends your stories that they have nicknamed me Uzo the storyteller”. Uzochi said smiling.

“Ada, you have been quite since, I hope you are following our discussion?” Okoro asked Ogbanje when he noticed the faraway look on her face.

“Papa I have been following all your discussions. So can you please tell us a wonderful story”.

“Well a long time ago”, Okoro began as he cleared out his throat. Uzochi and Ugochi were so eager to hear the latest story their father wants about to tell. Ogbanje wasn’t paying attention to it. Her mind was on something.

“There was once a girl named Ifeyinwa. She and her brother were responsible for keeping the monkeys from raiding the family bean fields.

One day, after they have been faithfully keeping the monkeys away, they both became very thirsty. They turned their backs on the fields, and went to a pool to take a drink of water. When they return to the fields, the monkeys had eaten all the beans.

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Ifeyinwa was so scared of the wrath of her parents, that she got herself drowned. Her brother rushed home with the terrible news of her suicide. Her parents were so shocked and grieved on hearing the terrible news, that they forgot about the bean field.

Ifeyinwa sank to the bottom of the pool until she entered the land of the dead. She first came to a house where an old woman lived with her children. The old woman identified herself as Ifeyinwa’s guide in the land of the dead.

For many years Ifeyinwa lived with the old woman and helped with the chores. After a time Ifeyinwa became very homesick and began to think of her parents and brother. The old woman was able to read the girl’s heart, and she knew that Ifeyinwa wished to rejoin the living.
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So one day the old woman asked Ifeyinwa if she preferred the hot or the cold.

Ifeyinwa didn’t understand and the woman repeated the question. Finally Ifeyinwa answered that she preferred the cold, not knowing what this meant.

The old woman had Ifeyinwa dip her hands into a clay jar of cold water, and when she pulled her hands out, they were covered with jewels. She put her feet and legs into the jar, pulled them out, and they too were covered with jewels. Smiling, the old woman dressed Ifeyinwa in the finest robes and sent her home.

The old woman also had the gift of prophecy, and told Ifeyinwa that she would soon marry the finest man in the world, a man named Obinze.

When Ifeyinwa arrived home in her fine robes and jewels, her family was overjoyed. They had given her up for dead long before. They marvelled at her fine clothing and their newfound wealth. Words spread quickly through the countryside, that there was a rich, eligible young woman in the territory, and Ifeyinwa’s home was visited by hundreds of suitors.
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Ifeyinwa ignored all of the men, including the most handsome of them all, except for a man named Obinze. He suffered from a terrible skin disease that made him look ugly. But, having been to the land of the dead, Ifeyinwa was able to read the hearts of men, and knew that Obinze was the best of all the men.

Obinze and Ifeyinwa were married with great feasting, and after their wedding night, when the marriage was consummated, Obinze’s skin disease disappeared, showing his face to be the most handsome of all.

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As Ifeyinwa had plenty of fine jewels to spare, they bought a herd of cattle. Soon Ifeyinwa and Obinze were the wealthiest people in the land.

One might expect that they would now live in happiness, but the many suitors of Ifeyinwa were envious of Obinze. All their friends and neighbours changed, resenting the wealthy young couple.

The hostility grew more bitter with each day, until a group of neighbours attacked Ifeyinwa’s husband and killed him.

But Ifeyinwa had been dead before and knew the secrets of the Underworld, including how to revive the dead.
She took her husband’s body inside their home and recited magic incantations that she had learned from the old woman in the land of the dead.

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Obinze revived, stronger than ever. When their enemies returned to share the wealth, Obinze slew them all.
Ifeyinwa and Obinze lived in prosperity and happiness for the rest of their lives, and since both had died, they met their final ends without fear”. Okoro finished telling his story.

“Wow papa, you deserve an award for being the best storyteller in this village”. Uzochi spoke first.
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“Our neighboring village should come and listen to your wonderful stories papa”. Ugochi said after her twin.

“Ada, Ogini?- what is it? Or don’t you have any contribution to make?”, Okoro asked Ogbanje when he saw Ogbanje wasn’t following their conversation.

“Nothing papa, I was following the story of Ifeyinwa and Obinze”, Ogbanje answered.

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“Don’t mind her papa, she is always thinking of Ebuka”, Ugochi retorted quickly.
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“Speaking of Ebuka, be careful of that young man. You know his mother was a witch before she was caught. Try as much as possible to dispatch yourself off any relationship you are having with that young man”. Okoro said in a serious note.

“Papa, you just told us of the story Ifeyinwa. How she decided to use the inner beauty rather than the outward appearance. Ebuka is different from his mother. They are two different people, mother and son. Besides I am in love with Ebuka”. Ogbanje said as she stood up from the raffle mat laid across the frontage of hut which she and her sisters had occupied having Okoro sitting on a wooden stool. “Goodnight papa” Ogbanje added as she quickly left their presence.

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Before the cock crows, Ogbanje had already woken up and did all her house chores.

She had this feeling that something dangerous was about to happen.

But what could that be was the question left unanswered.

On her way to fetch water from the stream she felt four eyes watching her from their hidden places.

She stopped and looked around her carefully. She was sure she felt four eyes watching her.

“Who ever you are, wherever you are show yourself if you have the guts or remain hidden like a coward”. Ogbanje said daring whosoever that was in the bush.

The four men all came out of their hiding at once as they all surrounded Ogbanje in a circle way.

Staring at them without a trace of fear.

“Who are you and what do you want from me?” Ogbanje asked.

“You don’t ask us question. You are coming with us”. One of them said, presumably their leader.

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Flower Boy Episode 55

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Flower Boy Episode 55 ( finally together )

By Oyebamiji Samue

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Anthony’s POV

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

We kissed

 

💙 Epilogue 💜

( Let’s have fun )

Edward’s POV

“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

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“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

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“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.

Omg!
What the hell!
Jeez!
My goodness!

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

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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…like love” Brian said while Karen bowed her head

“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

Chorus:

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? 😍

 

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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.
“hello..?”
“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.

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“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.
“yeah right?”.
“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.
“uh.. Okay?..”
“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.

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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.
He’s gorgeous.
“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.
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T. B. C
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.
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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
Sleeping soundly,
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.

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Chorus: Wake up!!!…
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.

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“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.
“congratulations..” I smiled and turned to the woman on the stage as she continues to call the numbers.
“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-you’re-a-looser” kind of look but I just ignored her.
“and lastly number 200 and 201…” the woman said and I smiled happily.
“I made it” I tell Travis.
“I know I heard, congratulations” he laughed. The people who didn’t hear their numbers sadly walk outside remaining the successful sixteen of us.
“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.. But just know the next round won’t be easy, you’re all going to perform three times before reaching the successful ten. And the next round you won’t just be singing, you’ll be dancing too.”
“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 DH is hearing your calling” the woman said and walked away with two of her judge partners walking away with her.

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“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.
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T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE

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