Episode 18-19



On a bright Friday morning melody came to school looking so excited and happy but nothing happened in particular that made her happy, everything went on well in school until she noticed that Henry has not said a word to her since she came, that got her worried as she was battling in her heart whether to give him a chance to love her or not. Melody knew vividly well that it’s because of her refusal to respond to Henry proposal that makes him not to speak with her. Gladys noticed that melody was lost in thought as she tap her on the shoulder asking her what the problem was but she said nothing happened which Gladys left her.
Amanda was still with Desmond keeping in touch so as to know when Melody will accept Henry for them both to strike. Henry was seen talking and laughing with Chester the girl he once crushed on but didn’t say it out until melody came. They were having good time together gisting and laughing, melody was so jealous that Henry now has another person that makes him smile, she stood up and walked to Henry to have a word with him.

“Henry “she called softly making him to turned and look at her and frown immediately.

“can I have a word with you please? ” she requested

“I’m sorry melody you can’t, I’m busy for now “he said and turned his back on her and resumed talking to Chester again, melody left feeling embarrassed and heart broken. All the lesson that went on that day melody’s mind was not in the class as all her thought was on whether to accept the fact that she loves Henry too or not.
School came to a close as everyone began packing their stuffs to go, so as Henry who didn’t bother to talk to melody or ask her anything again, his driver arrived and he left the class.

“Henry! “melody called thus making him to stop but does not turn around or say a word. Melody walked to him and look him in the eye feeling her own tears.

“Henry can I have a word with you please? ”

“Now? “he asked

“Yes now! ”

“I’m sorry dear as you can see I’m really hungry, I need to go until next time “he said and walked out on her thus making her tears to finally drop as her heart shattered. Henry too couldn’t hold it he was really regretting treating melody that way but that was the only solution to make her feel the same way he is feeling.
Melody cried her eyes out as she sat in the school building while everyone has left, after 30 minutes she decided to go home, if only Henry will hear her out.

Henry got home feeling the pain in his heart, he changed into his casual wear and walked into the parlour since he was the only one in the house, he switched on the TV and there displayed a wrestling match between John Cena and Brock Lesnar, his favorite fan was John Cena so he didn’t want to miss the great fight, he adjusted to the position that will make him comfortable, he walked to the fridge open it and then brought out a juice qnd a glass to keep himself entertained in the great fight.
The match was a tough one as Brock Lesnar gave John Cena a tough time but finally finally John Cena emerged the winner as Henry jumped up at the last beat of the ground by the reference as Brock Lesnar didn’t move thus making John Cena the winner. He jumped up as someone who just won a lottery, just then his phone rang he looked at the screen and it was boldly written Amanda thus making him to wonder what she wants from him but due to the happiness of his man John Cena being the winner of the fight he picked the call and put it on speaker 🔊.

“Hello Henry, good afternoon “Amanda said in her angelic voice

“Yes good afternoon Amanda, this one that you call I hope I’m safe “he said this making her to giggle.

“You are safe oo, I always call but you refuse to pick my call so I’m just surprise today ”

“I’m always busy that’s why “he replied her

“Okay I just wanted to check on you Henry ”

“As what? He asked thus making Amanda to go silent but finally speak up.

“Don’t worry, as a classmate of course ”

“Okay thank you I’m grateful “he said

“I love you Henry ”

“Thank you I hear”he replied and Amanda know that he’s going to end the call so she shouted on him

“Wait wait Henry, I’m just telling you my mind but please let’s be friends again, I’m sorry for everything I did”she apologized with a cracking voice thus making Henry weak because he’s always weak emotionally.

“I’ve heard u ”

“So are we now friends? She asked

“Sure we are”he replied and end the call thus making him to remember how he treated melody earlier and be regret everything he did.

Melody was so lost in thought standing home as she couldn’t concentrate on anything, she has really made up her mind to try it out.

#Next day in school the principal climb up the podium after the national anthem was being sang.

“Good morning students ”

“Good morning sir! “they chorused

“I want to use this medium and welcome the new students into golden gates school. I want to let you know that the state education has decided to carry on an inter school competition between the top schools in the state, and we all know that golden gate school is one of them. So we decided yesterday in the school meeting that it’s the SS2 students that will represent us in the competition as the SS3 will be preparing for their WAEC. So Mrs Hannah will brief you on that in your class, good morning students “he concluded and climb down the podium thus making everyone to return to their classes as the ss2 students were busy calibrating on the just concluded announcement by the principal. Some had already began choosing melody while some Amanda when the competition has not even started yet.

Mrs Hannah arrived the class after the students settle down in their various seats and was welcomed with a brief greeting as usual.

“I’m here to brief you on the issue of the states top schools competition and on how it will be carried out” Mrs Hannah began

“First we have to organize the competition here in the lower level here in SS2 department and the winning team here will represent us in the state, is that clear to everyone?

“Yes ma!

“Now I need 3 groups and the group will have 3 representative each, now choose “she said. She didn’t even concluded when hand were lifted up to choose she pointed at Brownson to say something.

“I choose Amanda to be the leader of group A” she said and the house was filled with shouts and claps as Mrs Hannah asked her to step forward which she did.
Melody was later choosed as the group B leader, while Brownson himself was chosen as the ground C leader.

The members in group A were, Amanda Patrick, Gladys Wills and Mike Kali .
Group B were Melody Armstrong, Henry Stephen and David Bill.

Group C. Brownson David, Joyce Kali and Nelson Nelson.

Mrs Hannah congratulates them and later asked them to see her in the staff room during break time for proper briefing. Gladys was so angry to be in Amanda’s group instead of melody’s group, she hated that girl called Amanda but there’s nothing to be done.
After Mrs Hannah has left, melody called her team to have a word with them, she sees that as an opportunity to talk to Henry which she was strategiesing on what to tell him.
She brief them all to study hard cause they will be the winner which they nod their head and she dismissed them.

“Everyone can go except Henry Stephen which I will send on an errand she said and they left, soon the hall was deserted leaving them both alone.
Melody walked to Henry, he was backing her but suddenly turned when Melody approached him.

“Henry! “she called softly playing with her finger nails.

“I wants to say that…….

“No melody say anything, I’m sorry for how I treated you for the past weeks” he replied thus leaving melody speechless wondering is she didn’t asked him to wait whether he would have still said it.

“Melody I love you with the whole of my heart, but since you decided not reply me it hurts me so very much “he said feeling his heart beat. Melody too was feeling her own heart beat too.

“Henry I love you too”she finally said looking down and the word was like a dream to Henry as he opened his mouth wide but can’t close it again.
“You feel the same for me? “he asked and melody nod her head positively.

“But I’m afraid “she said

“Don’t be afraid dear, I promise you that I will love you with the best way I can and I won’t make you regret giving me a chance ” he said and melody was battling with her heart.

“Melody please will you be my girlfriend? He asked and melody nod her head positively.

“Thank you very much melody for giving me a chance “he said and hug her very tight not feeling like letting go. Melody mind too was now at rest.
Amanda who was eavesdropping on them smiled and then walked out of her hiding place so as not to be caught as she smiled that this is the moment she has been waiting for to strike.
In the rules and regulations of golden gates school no students were allowed to be found in a dark corner or any lonely place exchanging love actions but here was Henry and melody hugging each other never to let go.

“What? “a voice sounded from the door which interrupted them from what they did. They turned to look at who it was and to their greatest shock who they saw shocked them to the bone.



Melody and Henry were scared seeing Gladys at the door who stood there smiling(who were you thinking) but their fear died down instantly as Gladys walked in and drag melody out leaving Henry alone who couldn’t help than to smile that finally his prayers have been answered.
Amanda went back to her class with the thought in her heart to inform Desmond about the latest improvement, they later went to the see Mrs Hannah during the break time as she advised them to work hard so as to be the winner because the price is high.
Melody was a bit relieved from thinking as all her thoughts now we’re on how to win the up coming competition.

“Henry, we need to talk “she said after telling Gladys that she has finally accepted Henry’s proposal not knowing that she saw everything.

“Okay queen of Africa, I’ve heard you “he replied and they giggle
Melody was enjoying the moment likewise Henry too.

The school was cool that day as the students were discussing on how the competition is going to be.

Henry sat in the school garden expecting melody’s arrival as one could see two youghurt in his hands one for melody and one for him. Just as she was expecting melody, Amanda came and out nowhere and stood before him.

“Hi Henry, expecting someone ?”she asked but deep down she knew it’s melody he is waiting for.

“Yeah I’m expecting someone “he replied

“Okay I just wanted to apologize to you on all that happened, I’m deeply sorry Henry” she said sitting down without being told to.

“I’ve heard this part before, so no need to say it again. We are friends already “Henry replied her

“Thanks Henry “she replied giving him a friendly hug just then melody saw them both hugging each other as she approached and Amanda disengaged as she smiled at Henry.
Melody finally arrived where they were sitting, and sharing pleasantries with both as Amanda left giving them space to discuss.

“Melody once again thanks for making me a man”

“It’s nothing forget about that one”

“Okay, ”

“Henry, I want us both to be having an hour class after school ” she said and Henry knew where she was driving to

“You mean the both of us? Melody shake her head in a yes gesture

“Why not make it in my place or your house? Henry asked

“No, I’m not ready to answer big questions and I don’t trust you silly boy “she replied jokingly and they end up laughing

“I’m a good boy ooo, don’t spoil me ”

“See good boy, Please be silent joor” she said

“As you wish my queen “he replied making melody to smile.

“The lesson starts next week”she announced as they both stood up to left the place.
Amanda too didn’t want to loose the competition to melody also got prepared.
Days passed as their relationship keep increasing from the lower Concerntratin to the higher concentration. Melody was loving Henry because of his funny behavior. It was in a hot Thursday afternoon after school as usual melody and Henry were seen in the Jss1 classroom having their lessons,melody was a great teacher herself as she keep teaching Henry who was lost in her beauty which she noticed it.

“Please don’t make me loose control with that looks “melody finally said and stopped

“I know but you are just beautiful ”

“Thank you but that’s not why we are here, so let’s concentrate ”

Melody continued from she stopped and to her surprise Henry was really learning fast and was improving which made her to be happy.
She gave him an assignment to submit the next day on chemistry on chemical bonding to list and explain the types of bonding that exist.

“Close your eyes “Henry said after the lesson while they were preparing to leave

“What for? She asked

“Just obey it don’t ask many questions ”

“Don’t kiss me ooo, or else I will tell my mom “she said and Henry laughed out 🔊

She finally closed her eyes and Henry brought out a bag from his school bag which contained something.

“Now open your eyes “he instructed which she obeyed and open her eyes to find a brand new techno H7 stairing at her.

“What’s it for? Who has it and why showing it to me? She asked

“Too many question at a time, allow me to speak”

“okay sir ”

“Fine, I’ve been trying so hard to communicate with you but I found out that you don’t have a phone so I decided to buy you one”

“Henry, I do appreciate your care but I don’t think I need it ”

“Why melody?

“What will I tell my parents? Who will I say that give me?
Henry knew that she didn’t just reject it but she wanted to make everything goes well.

“Can’t you hide things and keep things? He asked

“You can’t hide phone that easily remember, the urge for you to press it normally comes at times and you can’t overcome it ”

“So what will I do now? Henry asked

“Keep it for now ”

“Fine, bye bye till tomorrow “he said and stood up to leave

“I’m sorry I didn’t mean to turn down your offer but you need to understand me please Henry ”

“I do understand you but you are acting like a child “he replied

“Fine, I will accept it “she said and collected the phone from him thus making him to smile.

“Look there !Henry said while melody looked away and Henry kissed her on the cheek.

“That’s for trying to make me feel sad ” he said

“that’s a crime for you to kiss me without my consent ” she said.

“Sorry Queen Elizabeth ”

“Let’s go home, it’s getting late already ” melody said as they head out of the school building

“Won’t you call your driver? She asked after they have walked a long distance

“No dear I wants to know how it feels to be walking for a long distance ” he said and melody smiled.

Henry escorted melody to her streets and then returned back.

Melody got home as she hid the phone in her school bag not to be caught by her parents especially her mom,she quickly tore the package open immediately she finished her meal when nobody was there,she inserted the battery on and boot the phone which on immediately.
The features where just so stunning as she went through everything that she didn’t know when her mom walked to the door.

“Melody! She called loudly while melody jerk up in fear throwing the phone and the screen cracked as she was afraid of what her mom reaction will be when she sees the phone.
To be continued

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