I left my classroom for SS2 block, and as usual, faced the whole ritual of “please excuse me, go back/enter”. I finally entered the classroom, but this lady told me to kneel. Like really? What is my offense? I don’t even know you exist until this morning. She says she knew me from my Jss1 days when I offended her, and I had to tell her elder Sis to plead on my behalf. There and there, she shot herself in the leg, I knew her sister, but I never knew the sister had a younger one in school. I have a good memory, there is no way in this world I’d offend you to the extent of asking your sibling to plead on my behalf and I wouldn’t recognise you. But I couldn’t argue, she had more feud I never knew. She has always had a crush on the girl I was linked up with, so she felt a pang of jealousy and a whole lot of competition. If only I could tell her that I wasn’t even interested In this girl, no form of attraction especially cause of her clique and what may spring up from her friends. But, knowing my schoolmates quite well, I was going to be misinterpreted if I dared to say it. I kept mute. I listened to all the bashing from a jealous “unapproved lover”. And that was how I got a new enemy.
Apparently, she hates my guts. She sends for me unnecessarily, just to kneel in her class, just for them to send me awkward errands. It didn’t stop there, she sends for me to come over to her hostel at night. Very awkward hours and terrible errands like going to tell the lady I was fixed up with that she loves her,”tell her I love her”, “ask her if she’s sleeping”, “just shout her name and tell her (name withheld) sent you” and many more annoying stuff. But I don’t have a choice. I can’t get beaten or punished. Safe to say this girl(who I was fixed up with) noticed, she’s heard a lot and she sent for me. I got to her hostel, she says she’s sorry for all her other friend has done, she wasn’t aware and what not. I said ok and we parted.
My God! I wish she didn’t send for me. Her jealous lover heard, and my suffering raised to power 2. I became sick and lean. I avoided talking to them all together, that’s after I have suffered too many times. I mean added with a betrayal effects from gossips with those seniors we visited.(no details, but it cost me my friendship for over a year, I found it hard to forgive but I eventually did, and we continued being friends. Till now!😊). And the days some veto powered prefects will punish me for the slightest thing, to the days I was being beaten and punished for not agreeing to write a pen pal letter.
And finally, to the days this lady having a crush on my lover(remember her?) would punish me just because she thinks I’m the hindrance. She also hated me just because I had something she craved but knew she’d never have. This actually did put a strain between us. We just stopped talking altogether, we stopped communicating and we didn’t bother to make amends. I was tired and exhausted from all the hates and punishment of a whole session. I was weak from constant hate till the Head girl had to come to my aid. She heard I was admittedin the clinic because some set of girls punished me, she called them and made threats. Of course they became calm. They didn’t want to face the wrath of the principal. That was how I became free. But as you may guess, the underground hatred continued. At least, they don’t come for me anymore, I could deal with the hate, as long as they don’t drag my esteem to it.
One would think I would receive sense after the whole experience, but no! I didn’t, and it earned me whole new round of punishment. I shouldn’t have done it, but the rebel in me won’t agree.
To be continued.