Mrs Martha Monte’s Pov:
“SALVADOR?” I asked as I inhaled sharply.
Gracie looked at me puzzled as she nodded her head.
“Does she have another sibling?” I asked anxiously
“I don’t think Cassandra does… But mother do you know her” Gracie asked
“Uhmm… Yes… I mean no” I stammered
“Mother you look uneasy is it because of Cassandra?” She asked again
“Just get the fvck outta here! Who doesn’t know the Salvador’s? You had better stay away from them because they are filthy rich” I said changing the topic.
“Yes mother!” She said
“Now get lost… You must sell all the dry fishes else there won’t be food for you” I warned as she walked out of the room.
I scratched my coolvalstories head in confusion.
“So her name is Cassandra…” I shook my head.
I walked around restlessly up and down.
I placed the basket on my head as I walked along the street.
“Dried fish! Buy your dried fish!!” I shouted aloud.
“Hey miss… How much for dried fish?” The lady asked
“Oh ma’am… Just 200 bucks” I said as I tied some for her and she gave me money.
I continued hawking.
You guys heard what my mother said right?
No food for me if I don’t finish selling all the dried fishes.
I wonder why they are being so unfair.
I was still lost in thought when I tried crossing the road.
A car was driving on high speed and almost knocked me down.
This is all my fault.
Am being so clumsy.
“Am sorry!” I waved at the driver but the car stopped.
To my greatest surprise, it was Jake.
Why can’t this guy stay far away from me?
I don’t want to have anything to do with him and his girlfriend.
I quickly picked up my basket of fish and turned to leave.
“Gracie please wait!” He said as I gulped hard and backed him.
“Sir do you want some dried fish?” I asked being very formal.
“Please just cut it off Gracie!” He said
“Please Jake I don’t want any trouble! Just stay away from me” I said
“I just want to apologize for what Casandra did to your face” He said
“It’s OK! The deed has been done” I said coldly
“OK Gracie! How much for all the fishes?” He asked and I laughed.
“Why? Do you want buy them?” I joked
“You never can tell… So how much?” He asked again
“#7000 bucks!” I said as he brought his wallet and handed the money to me.
My jaw dropped…
“For all of this??” I asked and he nodded.
Now my dinner is assured.
I smiled broadly.
I walked into the classroom with my friends.
Lucy… Kiara and Joann.
Of course no-one walks in together with us.
And as for the slum girl…
Duh! She has finally learn her lesson not to cross my path.
I sat on my desk with my textbook.
Just then, I heard some laughter and turned around.
It was Jake and the poor girl.
I became furious.
“You know to calculate the equation you have to use the formula” Gracie said
“Yeah right… Just so unfortunate that I don’t know the formula” Jake said and they shared a laugh.
“Girl.. Just look at them! They look like lovebirds” Kiara said
I gulped hard.
“I think that girl is gradually stealing Jake from you” Lucy said
“Never!” I said as I smirked mischievously.
“Never say never Cassie! Because Jake is choosing her over you” Joann said
“I will not let that happen… That girl must be thrown out of this school” I said angrily.
I was about to approach them when the teacher walked in.
“Good day ma’am!” We greeted
“Good day students! Well I have come with the test results we took yesterday on physics” The teacher said.
She walked around mute before clearing her throat.
“It’s so appalling that most of the students here did very bad in the test but few made me proud” She said
I smiled at my friends.
“Of course I never lose” I muttered to them.
They eyed me.
“The best student…. The one with the highest grade is Miss Gracie Montes” The teacher said as they applauded the slum girl.
She stood up happily.
“WHAT? ” I screamed in annoyance…
Gracie is making me proud 💃
I think Jake is falling for Gracie