Previously On Dirty Diana
“Yeah, me neither. What are you doing here?” Jason asked
“Nothing much. Diana was just walking her dog, so I tagged along,
“Oh, so you’re Diana?”
“Yeah, that’s me,”
“Nice to meet you, then.”
“Hey, what’s that you got there?”
“Oh, this? It’s just a box.”
“Hey Jason, where did you get that bracelet?”
“A girl made this for me when I was younger.”
“Really?” I asked. I don’t get it. If a girl made that for him when he was younger, why does it look so familiar? Like I’ve seen it somewhere before?
“Hey, isn’t the little girl you were talking about the same girl you used to hang out with at the park?” he asked.
“Yeah.” Jason nodded,
“I was just wondering what ever happened to her,” Kojo voiced. “I mean, you guys used to hang
“I have to go,” Jason said
“See you buddy,”
Once Jason was out of our sight, Kojo turned towards me and gave me his “killer smile” that he gives to girls.
“So, want to walk Sweets now?” he asked, going up to her.
Sweets looked at him weirdly at first. She sniffed him slightly before deciding she trusted him, and gave him a few kisses. He gave it head a rub and he gently smiled at her.
“Sure,” I said, giving him a small smile, as we started walking towards the pond.
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For some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about Diana, I even got to school extra early just so I could see her beautiful face.
“Hey Kojo!” Yaw waved, running over to me like a mad man.
“You’re here early.”
“Yeah, I needed to do some stuff,”
“Just stuff.” I shrugged. I wasn’t going to tell him about seeing Diana
“Fine, don’t tell me,So where’s Rachel?”
“Who?” I asked, my eyes glued towards the entrance.
“Rachel, your girlfriend? Ring any bells?” He chuckled, hitting my shoulder lightly.
Taking my eyes away from the entrance, I shrugged.
“Oh Rachel, I’m not sure where she is.”
“Wow, are you getting tired of her already?” He smirked, holding a glint in his eyes.
“Then why are you looking at the entrance every ten seconds?”
He saw? Damn, Yaw is smarter than I thought.
“I know you’re looking for someone and it’s not Rachel.” Scratch that, Yaw is a freaking genius.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
He was silent for a while, until a knowing smirk appeared on his face. “It’s the new girl, isn’t it?”
“No, I’m not looking for her.” It didn’t even sound believable to me when I said it out loud.
“Fine then, who are you waiting for?”
“Rachel, who else?”
“Kojo, if you were looking for her, why didn’t you know who she was a few seconds ago?”
“Because, um… because I wasn’t paying attention to what you were saying!” Yeah that sounded like a good excuse.
“Sure…” He grinned, not falling for my failed attempt to cover up my lie. I mean, who would? I don’t even believe it myself, and that’s saying something.
“Can we just drop the subject already?”
“Whatever,” he said his lips forming a thin line.
“See you at lunch then?”
“Sure.” Thank God! He gave up!
Giving me a small wave, he walked away, heading towards the rest of our gang. My eyes wandered back to the entrance, finally seeing Diana coming in. I looked down at my watch, it read 7:25 AM. Looks like I still have a few minutes before the bell rings; perfect!
I ran over to her,
“Hey!” I said
“The one and only.” I smirked at her.
“Okay and what are you doing here?”
“Looking for you,” I told her the truth, flashing her a quick smile.
“Lucky me,” she said her voice dripping with sarcasm.
“And can you please step away a lil bit
I nodded, stepping aside. When she was finally standing before me, I realized she looked as beautiful as she did yesterday. She wasn’t like the other trashy girls who wore tight revealing shirts or those really short skirts to get attention from guys.She’s different but that’s what I like about her.
“You look beautiful today,” I told her before I could stop myself.
“Thanks, you look um… not bad,” she finally said after a long pause.
“Not bad?” I asked. I was hoping for more…
“Yeah, it means…” she started to say when I stopped her.
“I know what it means. I’m not stupid, but why couldn’t I get a “you’re looking good” or something like that?”
“And why would I say that?” she asked, placing her hands on her hips, waiting for my answer.
“Because um…” I started to say, but stopped when I couldn’t come up with a reason. Think Kojo, think!
“That’s what I thought,” she said, giving me a playful glare.
“Look Mr man, I’m not like those other girls, I’m not going-”
“I know,” I said cutting her off.
“You do?” she asked, taking a step back.
“Yeah, you’re not like all those other girls, and that’s what I like about you.”
“Oh,” she said, playing with the hem of her shirt, looking slightly awkward.
Great! What should I say now? Glancing around, I saw the bag wrapped around her shoulder. That’s it!
“Let me carry that for you,” I said, holding my hand out for it.
“It’s okay, you don’t have to.”
“No, no, it’s fine,” I told her shaking my head back and forth.
She shrugged. “Alright, if you really want to.”
“I do.” I grinned, hooking my hands around her school bag.
We walked side by side, heading towards first period together. From the corner of my eyes I saw guys glancing at her, raking their eyes down her body. I gave them a death glare, and they snapped their heads away from her. That’s right, just turn away, ɛyɛ bra dia
We almost made it to the classroom, when Rachel popped up out of nowhere, stopping us in the middle of the hallway.
“Hey baby,” she cooed, batting her fake eyelashes at me.
“I was wondering, do you want to go somewhere with me during lunch today?” she purred, leaning a little bit too close for comfort as her strong perfume attacked my sense of smell. For some reason, she didn’t look good at all today; she was kind of annoying, really.
“Sorry Rachel, I already have plans today,” I said gently pulling her off of me.
“What? That’s not fair!” she cried, sticking her bottom lip out.
“With who?” she demanded.
“With Diana,” I said glancing at Diana who looked like she wanted to be anywhere else but here.
“With her?” Rachel asked, her voice getting louder with each word.
“But why? I’m your girlfriend, not her!” she said, snapping her fingers at Diana, who stared at her with a blank face.
“So? You know the deal you made when we started dating.”
“But-but Kojo…” she whined.
“No buts, we can hang out another day, alright Rachel?”
“Fine!” she said, stomping all the way to first period.
I turned back to Diana, who was looking very happy for some strange reason.
“Sorry about that.”
“It’s fine, but who said I was hanging out with you today?”
“You did.” I smirked, grabbing her hand and leaving no room for arguments.
When we got to class, Rachel was already in her seat, glaring at everything and everyone. I really wanted to sit with Diana so I needed Rachel to switch seats again.
“Rachel, can you please do me a favor?” I whispered softly in her ear.
She gulped but nodded. “S-sure what is it?” she asked, knowing she could never turn me down.
“Please sit next to Diva again,” I nodded my head towards Diva.
Rachel looked behind me, giving Diana a death glare before she said, “Okay,” and left.
“Here you go Diana,” I said, pulling her chair out for her.
“Um, you didn’t have to do that, I wanted to sit with Diva anyways.”
“Well yes, but now you can sit with me, right?” I begged her. I didn’t want her to sit with Diva or anyone else for that matter. This was the only class besides lunch I had with her!
After mentally debating for some time and glancing between Diva and I, she finally nodded and took a seat. Yes! I’m making progress!
Grinning like an idiot, I made a way to my seat right next to hers. I handed her bag over to her. She said, “Thanks,” and started going through her bag. Taking out a notebook and one of her pencils, she was ready for class.
“What?” she asked, probably because I was staring at her like a crazy person.
“Are you sure?” she asked. “Is there something on my face?” She reached up, touching her face slightly.
“No, your face is perfect!” I told her quickly. Your face is perfect? Are you kidding me? Why would I say that to her? She’s probably thinking it’s one of my ‘lines’ or something.
Her rosy cheeks deepened a shade.
“Good to know.” She smiled.
Our conversation would have been much longer, but the stupid bell rang and the teacher started class, telling us to be quiet. Might as well try to pay attention.
Forty minutes later, class was finally over, and I had to say goodbye to her.
“So I guess I’ll see you at lunch?” I asked, praying to God that she would just say yes.
“I guess,” she said.
“Yes!” I fist-pumped the air. Crap… that didn’t look cool. “I mean… uh-”
She giggled. “Goodbye Kojo,” she said before waving goodbye.
I watched her as she headed over to Diva, who was saying something, but I didn’t hear since all I wanted to do was-
“Come on Kojo! Let’s go,” Rachel’s voice cut in, snapping me out of my train of thought.
“Oh.” I blinked, trying to remember what she said. “Sure?”
“Good.” She smiled, grabbing my hand as she pulled me toward our next class together.
After waiting all day, it was finally lunch time, I got to the dining hall, and my eyes frantically searched for a certain girl. I just really hope she doesn’t stand me up or something. Who knew if she was just joking around or not.
“Over here sweetheart!” Rachel yelled from our lunch table. She pointed to an empty seat right next to her, but sadly I didn’t want to sit with her today.
“Be there in a minute!” I shouted back at her, giving the hall another scan, I finally spotted her. She walked in with her friend Diva, which was kind of strange since the killer was also Diva’s friend, but then again, who am I to judge? If she wants to be friends with her, that’s fine with me.
Once they saw me coming, they both closed their mouths and stared at me.
“Hey Dee, you ready?” I asked, hoping she was still going to sit with me today.
“No, I just got here. I still need to get lunch.”
“You eat!” I blurted out.
She stared at me like I was some kind of idiot.
“Of course, don’t you?”
“I do, but usually the girls I meet never really eat a lot,” I answered back. Which was true. They kept saying they’re on a diet or something and can’t have carbohydrates or fat; which equal up to everything on the lunch menu.
“Well I’m not like the other girls, remember?”
I chuckled. “No, you’re not.”
Nodding, she turned to Diva, whispering something to her before she waved goodbye.
“Alright, what do you want to eat? I’ll pay for it,” I told her even though I should really save my money, but since it’s Diana, I guess it’s fine.
“Really now?” Her eyebrows arched up at me.
“Yup!” I said, taking her warm hand in mine as we made our way to the line.
When some girls saw me coming, they moved out of the way, letting her and I go in front.
“Does that always happen?” she asked.
“What?” I asked confused.
“The girls back there just let you cut them.” She pointed back to a group of freshman girls.
“Oh, that. I guess,” I said, shrugging it off. I mean, it’s not like I asked for special treatment or anything. They just gave it to me. So, what do you want?”
“Just a chicken sandwich.”
“Okay, one chicken sandwich please,” I said to the lady, pointing to a very good-looking sandwich.
“Here you go,” the nice lady said, giving me the best-looking one.
I gave her a quick smile before bringing Diana’s lunch to the end of the line.
“That will be 10cedis please.”
“Here you go,” I said, taking out my last 50cedis bill. “Can you put the change in Diana’s account, please?”
“Sure, no problem.”
“Thanks,” I said. I turned my head towards Diana.
“Come on, let’s go sit,” I said, grabbing her tray of food.
“Okay, but aren’t you going to get food, too?”
“It’s okay, I already ate,” I lied quickly, not wanting her knowing my secret just yet.
I could tell that she didn’t really believe me, but she let it go.
When we finally made it to our table, everyone stopped what they were doing and stared at us.
“Hey guys, this is Diana,” I said pointing to her, “and Diana this is Joyce, Adeeza, Obaa Yaa, NQ, Ralph, Yaw, and of course you know Jason and Rachel,” I said, pointing to each person as I said their name.
“Hey everyone,” she greeted, giving them a polite smile.
Most of them just nodded, while Yaw grinned at her, and Rachel just glared- which she should really stop doing. It’s kind of getting on my nerves.
“Kojo, there’s only one more seat left at this table, so I guess Diana can’t sit here,” Rachel said, smirking at her.
“Oh, is that all? We can fix that.” I was not going to let ‘no room’ stop me from having lunch with Diana.
“How?” Rachel asked, sounding quite confused, as did everyone else.
“Come on Diana,” I said grabbing her hand, pulling her over to the seat next to Jason.
Making her sit down, I sat her tray down in front of her. Everyone stared at me in wonder.
“Kojo, what are you doing?” Rachel asked after a second.
“What does it look like I’m doing? I’m having lunch with Diana.”
She rolled her eyes at me. “I know that,” she practically growled out, “but why are you letting her take your seat?”
“She needs the seat more than me.” I shrugged.
“No she doesn’t! She doesn’t even deserve to sit here.”
Rachel’s voice was laced with venom, as she pointed to Diana. She gave me a hard look, her eyes telling me to make a choice.
“Rachel don’t be like-”
“Come on girls, we don’t need to sit here anymore.” Her voice cut me off. She took her purse as Joyce, Obaa Yaa, and Adeeza followed her out.
Sighing, I took the seat in front of Diana, giving her a small smile. Hopefully that little scene with Rachel didn’t scare her off.
“Sorry about that.”
“It’s fine, but shouldn’t you go after her?”
“No.” I shook my head. What Rachel needs right now is some time alone with her friends. If I go after her, I’ll just increase her anger.”
“Oh.” She nodded, staring down at her sandwich as if she was debating to eat it or not.
Before she had time to react, I grabbed her tray, pulling it towards me. I took the fork and the knife on her plate, and began cutting the sandwich into little bite-size pieces, before giving it back to her.
“What did you do that for?”
“Just trying to make it easier for you to eat,” I told her, giving her a lopsided smile.
“Um… thanks, I think.”
“Welcome.” I grinned. “Now eat up before you starve yourself to death.”
She gave me a playful glare. “I would not starve to death if I skipped one meal!”
“Yes you would,” I shot back. “So eat.”
“Fine.” She huffed, stabbing her fork onto a bite-size piece, bringing it up to her mouth. She chewed for a few seconds before she pointed to her mouth.
“There I ate it, are you happy now.”
I chuckled at her cuteness. “I know you did.”
All of a sudden I heard a loud smash coming from Jason. Before I had time to speak, Jason got up and started walking away.
“Wait! Jason, where are you going?” I shouted after him.
“Sorry, I have to go,” Jason called back before he continued walking, disappearing from my line of sight.
“What’s wrong with him?” I asked nobody in particular. Whatever it was, it couldn’t be that bad. He probably forgot to do some last minute homework or something. Turning back to Diana, I gave her a shrug, answering her unspoken question about Jason’s sudden departure.
“So shall we get back to lunch?”