Flower Girl – Episode 7


Miranda’s POV

It was a beautiful morning , I was indeed happy for Leonard , I’m happy that the X girls helped me in helping him .

I rose up from my bed , I bathed , brushed and dressed up

I went to my mum’s room to greet her and bade her good bye

I informed Charles that I’m ready for school .

Charles was well dressed too, he was dressing like an accountant , he was putting on a nice black suit and a black shoe , his red ttie fits him the most , he tucked in his shirt and his belt was glittering . I can’t believe a driver can be dressing so cute like this

He ran ahead of me to the car and went to open the door for me , I stepped inside the car majestically like I queen

He jugged to the drivers side, pressed a button and the door closes . he kicked off the car and the car started , he started driving

“ Miranda , I’ve not being seeing you around lately , you even told me yesterday that I should not bother to pick you and on top of all that , you came late “ Charles said while driving

“ If mum didn’t question me , why do you have to ? “ I said and looked at his face from the front mirror

“ Oh! Just asking , I’m as concerened as anyone , I guess mum is also concerned “ Charles said

“ why didn’t she ask me anything if she is concerned “ I said

“ anyways , gist me , what happened in school yesterday “ Charles asked

“ what happened ?” I retorted sarcastically

“ yeah , like did anything special happened yesterday ?” Charles asked

“ yeah , of course “ I said

“ tell me about it” he said

“ well, there is this guy , he is like a friend to me ,his name is Leonard , he had issues with the schoool authority and he was advised to withdraw” I said and paused

“ really” he asked

“ yeah, he had once helped me when I ws being molested by the students on the first day I got to school because I was rude to the Flower boys , so , I think It’s an opportunity to help him too , so , I went to seek help from the X girls and they helped me “ I said

“ Oh!” he exclaimed

“ yeah “ I said

“ who are the flower boys and who are the X girls ?” he asked

“ the flower boys are the richest boys in school, they are the most handsome and hottest student in school . and , the X girls are the richest ladies in school, most beautiful and cute “ I replied

“ Oh! Wao ! Tell me about this Leonard , apart from helping each other , is there any other thing between the both of you” Charles asked

“ you already questioning me like you are my father “ I said and adjusted on the sit

“ ain’t I old enough ,may be a little close “ he said

“ tell me your age ?” I asked

“ Just 23” he said

“ oh my ! just 23 ,and you look so huge , your face is young though, I’m just 15 years , 27 years minus 15 years is 7 years . So tell me how you are old enough to be my father “ I said

“ well ,well, just asking , wanna ask a question ? he said

“ always asking question , go ahead , but at least concentrate on the driving “ I said

“ I’ve being driving for years , so, don’t worry about that , yeah. Who am I to you ?” he asked

“ are you joking or something ?” I asked

“ I ain’t joking , I’m serious “ he retorted

“ you are just my driver and nothing else “ I said and grinned mockingly

“ Oh!” he said and kept quiet

“What the hell is this guy tthinking , asking me a very dumb questiion , who did he think he is to me , if not a driver “ I thought and brought out my phone from my bag

He didn’t say any more word again till we got to school. He parked gently at the school garage and he came down to open the door for me

I stepped down majestically and smiled at him , but his facial expression was not welcoming

“ Miranda , I think you are proud , remember you were just a street girl that was helped by Mrs . Beatrice “ He said and set his gaze at me

The words came as a shock to me , my happy mood disappear all of a sudden , My past flooded across my heart, I remebered the day my father and my pastor rapped me, I remeberd how I live in the street for weeks. sadness made my body a habitat. My eyes became pregnant with tears .

“no! I wouldn’t cry just because of what he said , It’s so painful , but I would not cry ,I’m just gonna inform mum and tell him about the kind of driver he has given me “ I walked away from where he stood

I walked inside my class trying to ignore what he said ,but it was hard. I entered the class and I saw the X girls in my class

“ Oh! I exclaimed

I stepped in gently , I approached them and kept quiet , I was overwhelmed in shock that I forgot to greet them

“HI” Stephanie said

“ Hi “ I replied and formed a boring smile on my face

“ are you surprise?” Peggy asked

“ erm… I was shocked though “ I replied

“ Well, didn’t you say you wanna become our friend ?” Peggy asked

“ yeah .. yeah.,. I .. I did “ I said twisting my head already thinking that I know what they are about to say

“ well, you are welcome to the family , My sisters and I had discussed extensively about it but ?” Peggy said and paused

“ but what ?” I replied

“ you have to come and be living with us “ Peggy said

“ living with you “ I said in surprise and turned my head to the left , I bite my lips softly

“ I don’t know if mum is gonna allow ,But I wanna ask , are you guys living together alone ?” I asked

“ yeah “ Peggy replied

“ I’m gonna inform mum “ I replied

“Peggy moved closer to me and hug me , Erlone and Stephanie took turn and hugged me too

They look so cool

“ Oh! I’m gonna be called an X girl too ?” I thought

“ there isnt class this morning , why don’t we go and swim at the school’s swimming pool “ Stephanie suggested

“ ooo!” I exclaimed inside of me , I cant believe the fat and cheeky Stephanie can swim too, I thought swimming is only for slim people

“did you bring your swimming trunk?” Erlone asked me

“ yeah , yeah, always “ I said

“ she probably likes swimming , Stephanie also likes to swim a lot , Stephanie , you just got a partner in swimming “ Peggy said facing Stephanie

Stephaine smiled and moved closer to me , she hugged me with her right hand and walked me out of the class, the other girls followed behind

“ This fat girl should live me , she is fat and short and she is hugging me that is tall and slim with her right hands “ I thought and squeezed my face

Anytime she gists and looked at my face , I will form a boring smile

But inside of me , I was feeling very inconvenient

“ this girl should leave me and let me walk conveiniently now , did I say I can not walk alone “ I said and kept on twisting my neck till we get to the swimming pool

She later unlocked her hand on getting to the swimming pool,we went to the ladies hut and changed to our swimming trunk

We came out of the hut and went closer to the swimming pool

“ why is anyone not here “ I asked

“ You know its time for sport , the ladies enjoy skipping ropes and basket ball , the boys loves table tennis and football the most , people don’t reallly come to the swimming pool for sport , they only come around after school hour to have fun “ Erlone said

“ but swimming is also part of sport too “ I said

“ yeah , but most students here don’t see it as sport , they see it as fun “ Stephanie replied

“ what do we do now ?” I asked

“ I think we should start a sport , I mean , we gonna do a back stroke, the first person to get to the later end of the pool there wins the race “ Stephanie said

“ I’m in for it “ Peggy said and raised her hand up in the hair

“ me too “ Erlone said

“ I’m only good at front stroke and butterfly stroke, not really good at back stroke “ I said and squeezed my face

“ just try “ Erlone said

“ you can do it , I believe “ Stephanie added

I closed my eye and breathed in , they were waiting for me to opt in

“ I’m in for it “ I said and they all shouted

“ hurray “

“ let the race begin at the count of 1 to 3 “ stephanie said

we all nodded and stood backing the swimming pool

“ 1,2,3” Stephanie counted and we all dived backwardly into the river

The others started swimming as fast as they could

I was able to swing just my right arm , I lost balance, I wanted to turn into front stroke so I can swim out.

But the weight of the water kept pulling me down , I kept sinking inside the river , I could hear laughters of my sisters at the later end

I wanted to shout for help but I couldn’t speak

I tried to raise my leg outsie of the river a little bit , but there is no one to help

I was loosing too much oxygen

“ Where is Miranda” a voice that sounded like that of Stephanie said

They must have discovered that I ain’t present with them

“ that’s a leg showing , she is sinking “ Peggy said and dived inside the pool , the others dived inside the poolo too

“ what is happpening here “ I could here some male voice beside the pool , I can’t count them.

I was loosing too much energy and I had sunk so deep inside the pool

I perceive that more people had dived inside the river apart from my sisters

I suddenly felt a very soft but masculine hand rapped gently around my waist , it carrried me out of the river , but I had already lost consciousness

Jan’s POV

Leonard came to meet me during the time for sport and we decided to go to the swimming pool where we didn’t expect anyone at that time , only for us to get to the swimming pool.

we saw the X girls diving one after the other inside the pool in an emergency manner , I ran towards where the pool side and dived inside ,Leonard also followed .

I’m the best when it comes to swimming in my school , while others are struggling to find where she was , I located where she was inside the river in an instance , I wrapped my hands around her and pulled her out

Her sisters noticed and came out of the river

Leonard , who had also dived in also came out of the pool .

I lay Miranda down

“ we need to do a recuperation quick, she has lost consciousness “ I said

“ just go ahead , blow the air into her mouth “ Peggy said anxiously

I squatted before her and wanted to move my mouth closer to her mouth to blow the air inside her mouth

“ what are you doing ?” Leonard asked pushing me away from her slightly

“ recuperation of course “ I replied

“ oh , just that , I can do it “ he pushed me away slightly and I stood up looking at him like a dummy and with surprise

He moved his mouth closer to Miranda but a thick voice jerked him up

“don’t even try it , you tryna give her her first kiss right ? leave the fucken place and let me do it “ the leader of the X boys, Dalton’, said as he approaches where we all gathered beside the pool

Dalton moved closer , Leonard had refused to stand up from Miranda

“ are you dumb , you mother fucker commoner , I said , let me have my way , let me do the recuperation “ Dalton said

“ No! I can’t stand that , you once molested her, remember , I will do this “ Leonard replied stubbornly

“ do you guys want to kill her , Is this the time for debate ? someone should please do this recuperation quick “ Peggy said pleadingly

To be continued