I moved my fingers slowly as I opened my weak eyes.
I looked around…
I was lying down in a very soft bouncing bed.
And a strange room too
“Where am I?” I asked no-one because no-one was there with me.
My head ached as I yawned hungrily.
“How the hell did I end up in here?” I asked myself as I sprang up.
I walked around the room with astonishment.
I pinched myself and smiled.
“Is this a dream or something?” I chuckled
I know I should be bothered to go back home but I just can’t.
I wish I could remain in this beautiful house forever.
I touched the flower vase beside the bed.
It was so nice and smelt like perfume.
Just then the door throw open and I flinched as I quickly let go of the flower vase.
“How are you feeling now?” The guy’s voice smacked me back to consciousness.
I gulped nervously and nodded my head.
I kept mute as he kept the tray of food he was carrying on the stool.
I still kept quiet.
Thoughts kept running through my mind.
Was I kidnapped?
Who the heck is this cute guys?
Is the food for me?
Why am I here?
I couldn’t say a word but I had a lot of questions in my mind.
“Uhmm… Miss don’t you talk?” He asked as I shook my head in disagreement.
He stared at me and shook his head.
“Look! Am not gonna hurt you alright?” He said softly
“Where am I? Who are you?” I managed to say as he breathed heavily in relieve.
I guess he thought I was dumb.
“My name is Jake Humphrey and you collapsed earlier at school” He said
I quickly recalled everything and smiled.
“Am really sorry for stressing you out” I said
“It’s OK! Am sorry for the way Cassandra treated you” He said
“So that’s her name? Very well… Am OK now! I’ll like to take my leave” I said as he held my wrist.
We stared at each other for some time before I snatched my wrist from him.
“And the food? I know you fainted due to hunger” He said with a smile
Shame filled my face as I bowed my head in disappointment.
He only tapped me gently.
“It’s nothing dear! You can eat this” He said as I sat on the bed.
I spooned the fried pasta into my mouth slowly.
He’s so kind!
After eating he even dropped me off with his car at our house.
We chatted with each other lively.
“Thank you so much Jake! You made my day” I pouted my mouth childishly.
He giggled excitedly.
“You’re welcome Gracie! You made my day too” He said as we shook hands.
“See you in school” I said as he nodded still smiling.
I walked in a calculable steps into the house still waving at him.
I walked into the house.
“Gracie! Silly girl where are you coming from?” Mother asked in akimbo
Goosebumps ran down my spine.
Am so finished today!
I opened my mouth to say something but words refused to come out of my mouth.
My sisters grinned wickedly at me.
I wonder why they all abhor me so much.
They never treat me like family
“Am talking to you stupid! Where the hell are you coming from?” Mother yelped as I tripped and gulped hard.
My heart was beating so fast.
Someone close could even hear the sound.
“Uhm.. I… I… I went to…. To the school mother” I said showing her the files.
She eyed me angrily.
“And what’s my business with your God damn school?” Mother sighed loudly
“If I were you, I’ll stop putting stupid ideas in my head all in the name of going to school” Regina said
I only kept mute.
“This is all Kristine’s fault! she supported your stupid ideas…. Get your smelling self out of here” Mother yelled at me.
“You’re so useless” They mumbled as I went upstairs in tears.
Why do they hate me this much?
I dialed his number for the one hundredth time yet no reply.
“Arrghhh…” I groaned as I threw the phone on the ground and it broke into pieces.
Mom rushed into the room visibly scared.
“My goodness! Cassandra what’s going on?” She asked anxiously
I screamed crazily as I stamped my feet angrily.
“That useless Jake!” I said angrily
“Jake? Useless? I thought he is your friend” Mom asked
“Whatever! He’s so stupid!!” I yelled angrily
“Cassandra you know you are in trouble with your dad right? He bought that cell phone for almost 300 US 💵 dollars?” Mom shouted at me.
I only bowed my head.
“Mom it’s all Jake’s fault… He refused to pick up” I said
“Oh really? And so you have to break the cell phone simply because someone refuse to pick your calls” Mom eyed me
“He’s so annoying mommy!” I said as I started crying.
mom hugged me tightly.
THE NEXT DAY…
I parked my car at the school garage.
I was heading into the school when I saw Jake’s car coming.
I was so furious with him.
His car halted and he got out of the car.
I took a step to meet him but stopped when his car door opened.
To my greatest surprise, a girl hopped out of the car.
Not just any girl but my enemy.
My eyes almost popped out of it’s socket….
This one sweet me 😋
But Gracie is in trouble oo 😔😔