That evening while leaving school, I heard girls talking about beauty contest that was going to take place in another two weeks.
All I wanted to do was to go nyumbani right now and complete kusoma Julius Caesar book.
What a good plan Mark Antony had towards the assassinators!
As usual, I got my locker cleaned and walked towards the cafeteria to have a sip of coffee.
Enjoying my coffee, I sat down and heard someone call out my name.
I just turned back and saw the angel.
Announcement to ladies and gentlemen: Andrew was calling out my name.
He came closer to me and alisema “I want to talk to wewe at your house today evening. And the suspense will be broken TODAY”
Oh my god! The smirk that was on his face every time. I fell for that. It’s not only me but all the girls out there too.
He made me curious and left. Then back to my senses I could feel the heat on me because every eyes on the cafeteria was over me.
One girl from the cafeteria came to me and punched me in my gut and I fell down.
“You are not going to talk to him au see him hereafter!! Do wewe get me??” she alisema in a commanding way.
And also added “He is my man!” with gritted teeth.
I got up somehow and spoke out to her after taking some deep breath.
“Didn’t wewe hear that he is ONLY coming to my house?”
She came back again towards me with full anger and gave me a tight slap. She tried to ngumi, punch me again but someone caught hold of her. It was the guards. She was taken to meet the Principal.
While walking back home, I thought to myself that I’m becoming bold nowadays. On thinking of this, a smirk came over my face.
I’m SECURE at home. No punches. No pains. No bullies. No bullying. My vitabu and me ONLY.
My dad moved on and I’m only with my mom who is working and comes nyumbani late at nights.
I took my kuoga and I looked at me through the mirror. I recognized a handprint was on my cheek and I think it’s because the girl slapped me.
I had to do some household chores and after I completed that I heard someone knock the door.
I opened the door and saw Andrew with some sheets of paper. I was staring at the papers for some time.
“Can’t I come in now?” he asked me specifying the word can’t and now.
“Oh, please..” I alisema gesturing him to come in.
“Your hose is - - CLEAN” he complimented.
We both walked towards my room which was upstairs.
As soon as he entered my room, he started to tafuta for something and finally he spoke “Don’t wewe have any posters on your ukuta like Justin Beiber, One Direction, The Wanted and others?”
“No, I don’t and –“
"Okay, my plan of changing your life says that wewe are going to participate in the Miss Queen of the mwaka contest and here I have the registration form for wewe to participate in that!”
“Wait, I can’t do that!!” I said.
“You have to! That’s my only plan to change your life, I mean forever” he alisema with a puppy face. And that was the point when I accepted. We both filled the form.
He took me to a ramp and asked me to look at the way other girls walk.
Oh my god!! Their shoes were beautiful but all were high heels and I looked at my foot which was with just a canvas shoes.
I don’t like wearing heels!!