SHE’S AN INTROVERT
BY EDOKPAYI SCHOLASTIC
💎 Monique’s p.o.v💎
We both disengage from the hug and smiled at each other.
We both sat on the couch facing each other.
“I know you heard our conversations.” I said with a smile, looking at him.
“Yeah. I did.” He said with a nod.
“But I’ll still deliver dad’s message to you.
He said he’s really grateful to you for everything.” I said.
“Yeah, I heard.” He said and stroked my hair affectionately.
“Why don’t we stroll out for a while. I’m bored staying indoors. We’ve been home all day.
Let’s have a little bit of fun.” Mason suddenly suggested with a pout.
“Sure, that will be great.” I smiled.
“Then, let’s go get ready.” Mason said and we both stood up.
We climbed the stairs and went to our respective rooms.
After getting dress in just a blue kneel gown, I went downstairs to wait for Mason but I found him already waiting for me in the sitting room.
We both complimented each other before going out to enter one of his car’s.
🎀 Mason’s p.o.v 🎀
We both went to the amusement park, water fall, the game reserve and lots of fun places..
We had lots of fun like children.
We ate candy, chocolates and sweets.
We even played with bubble like children and I must admit, Monique looks absolutely beautiful when smiling or laughing..
She looks cute too.
After having fun, we drove back home chattering happily.
Even if it was late, I and Monique still ate dinner.
After dinner, we went to the balcony to watch the twinkling stars as usual.
“How is Kerryn gonna react when she sees me in school tomorrow.
Like, I have been missing for a week and suddenly, I just show up in school.” Monique said, with her gaze still on the sky.
“That shouldn’t bother you.
She should react anyhow, it doesn’t concerns neither you nor me.” I said with a disgustful face.
Mere thinking about Kerryn is making me angry and feel disgusted.
“I wonder if she’s gonna expect me to help her during lessons like I’ve always done for her.” She said with a sigh.
“And if she asks you to tell her answers, are you gonna tell her?” I asked with a raised eye brow.
“Humph! Of course not. Infact, I’m not gonna seat at the back of her. I’ll just look for an empty seat to sit.” She said with a smirk..
“That’s the spirit. You should be able to stand up against her and other bullies tomorrow.” I said with a smile.
“Yeah, totally. But they will be so shocked and surprised.
That the once reserve and bullied girl suddenly stands up for herself and not allow herself to be bullied.
It’s gonna be a real shocker to them and I can’t wait either to make them shocked with my new character.” She said with a lopsided smile.
“Me too. They’re gonna be awed and shocked. I can’t wait to see those shocked faces.
Their expressions that would scream *what?* With surprise written all over their faces.” I said and we both burst out laughing.
After talking for some time, I became sleepy.
I yawned lightly with my eyes heavy.
“Let’s go get some sleep. I’m so sleepy already. You know, you have a long day tomorrow.” I said after trying hard to stay awake but my eyes betrayed me as they were about closing.
“Okay, let’s go.” She said and stood up.
We both left the balcony and headed to our respective rooms after bading each good night.
🌷 Kerryn’s p.o.v🌷
It’s Monday morning and I seriously don’t feel like going to school.
I have a bad feeling about today.
Well, not as if I enjoy staying at home all day and all by myself.
So, I decided to get dress for school.
Getting dress for school, I did it grumpily and reluctantly.
I was even having a sick feeling but still, I dressed up for school.
I just hope for one thing, Mason shouldn’t expose my lies so that I wouldn’t be humiliated.
I just want this to be between the two of us, he shouldn’t allow the other students to know…
Even if he hates me now and we’ve broken up, I still don’t want him to expose my lies.
It would be so humiliating.
I and mom aren’t good terms since last Saturday night.
I don’t wanna talk to her because she’s the cause of my break up.
I got dressed and walked out of my room.
I’m not gonna even have breakfast because I don’t have the appetite.
I got to the sitting room heading out of the house when mom called me.
I stopped and turned to face her with my hands akimbo and giving her an angry glare.
“Kerryn dear.” Mom said with a sad countenance.
“What is it Cass?” I snapped with an eye roll.
“Look Kerryn, I’m sorry. I ….” Mom was saying but I cut her off abruptly.
“Really Cass? I’ve told you that your sorry won’t fix anything.
You know what, if there’s nothing important for you to say, I’m leaving.” I said and scoffed.
“Kerryn.” She called with guilt written all over her face but I don’t give a damn about it.
She should feel guilty for all I care.
“I should get going now Cass, I’m running late already.” I said and turned to leave.
“Princess, I hope you forgive me. I did what I did for your own good and advantage.
I hope you can forgive me.” Mom said and her voice was filled with sadness laced with regret.
“Humph! I would only forgive you when the mess in which you put me in is cleared, when it’s over.” I said with a smirk.
As mom was about saying something, her phone rang, disrupting her from saying whatever she wanted to say.
Something in me wanted me to listen to the conversations that’s gonna go on since she didn’t walk away to answer the call.
“Well…… Ermmmm……… Monique isn’t here, she has gone to school.” Mom said with a stutter.
“Okay.” She said and the call got disconnected.
Mom looked so worried, nervous and scared and I suddenly wondered why.
She looked so tensed up after the call, who called?
What did person say that’s making her react this way?
“Mom? What is it? Who called?” I asked as I got to where she stood looking so lost.
“Your dad called. He asked to speak with Monique but I lied she had gone to school.” She said with a sad sigh.
“So?” I asked still not clear about everything.
“Your father would be back today and Monique hasn’t returned.
Now, I’m suddenly so scared and worried.” Mom said worriedly while my heart skipped a beat.
“Well, you should think of a lie to come up with when he comes and doesn’t see Monique.” I said trying to act like I don’t care but deep down I’m dead worried.
“Yeah.” Mom said lowly.
“Fix your problem yourself. I’m off to school.” I said with a smirk and walked out of the house.
I’m so scared….
What’s dad gonna say when he doesn’t see Monique in the house?
I’m so scared to think whatever that’s gonna happen..
💎 Monique’s p.o.v 💎
I cussed Mason within angrily.
He didn’t even bother to wait for me to dress up so we could go to school together.
I had woken up and hurriedly wore my uniform.
Since I don’t have my back pack and books here, I hurriedly went downstairs to have breakfast…
When I got to the dinning room, I was told Mason had gone to school.
I was so vexed…
I chugged down my hot tea and ate three slices of butterd bread hurriedly before scurrying out of the house.
A guard walked up to me and told me to enter one of Mason’s car so he could drop me off at school.
Mason had given that order.
I smiled lightly as I entered into the white Benz………..
At least, he still had my safety at heart.
He doesn’t want me to take a cab and for that I’m grateful.
The driver pulled over at the school’s parking lots.
I suddenly felt nervous as I alighted from the car.
I waved goodbye at the chaffeur as he drove out of the school compound..
“It’s now or never!” I assured myself.
I walked into the school compound with my head high.
I had made sure that my hair was rolled up in a neat bun.
I walked confidently into the school compound with my head raised high.
I didn’t bow my head as the students stared at me instead, I stared back at them.
I got to my locker and students won’t stop staring at me.
Why the hell are they starting at me?
It’s not like I’m just coming to school for the first time.
I’ve just been absent for a week.
I opened my locker and smiled as I saw a back pack which had things inside…
I opened the back pack and saw note books that has my name written on them and some topics has already been written.
This is definitely Mason’s doing and I’m glad.
I took my backpack and hurriedly left the locker room going to the class room.
I haven’t seen or even had a glimpse of Mason anywhere since I came in.
As I got to the door of the classroom, my heart suddenly started beating and I felt scared and nervous to go in.
After I summoned enough courage, breathe in and out to calm my nerves, I walked into the classroom.
Just as I got to the front of the class, Sophia and Blaire suddenly walked up to me with dirty smirks on their makeup faces.
“Whoa! Look who we have here.” Sophia taunted and clapped her hands mockingly..
“The runaway girl who can’t stand up for herself.” Blaire added with a smirk..
I ignored them and made to leave but Sophia pulled me forcefully by arm.
We were now so close to each other.
“Don’t you dare walk out on me when I’m still talking!” Sophia snapped as she glared angrily at me.
I still didn’t say a word but stared at her.
“I thought you’ve left the school. You were absent for a week and I wonder why.” Sophia added with a scoff.
She eyed me from my head down to my toes irritably but I still didn’t react or say anything…
“Cat got your tongue?” Blaire said with a chuckle.
“I forgot that you are so dumb just like your ugly and dumb name, Monique.” Sophia cut in.
“I aren’t dumb. I need to go to my seat. If you would excuse me.” I said for the first time giving them a death glare.
I tried walking away but Blaire pulled me back forcefully by my hair making my bun to loose and my hair all over my face.
The class bursted into laughter but I didn’t give a damn.
“I don’t want trouble Sophia and Blaire. Just let me go to my seat in peace.
Besides, isn’t it too early to make trouble?
It’s just Monday morning and you’re already making trouble.
Aren’t you ashamed of yourselves.
You should find something better to do like reading your books other than walking around and bullying students.” I said with a scoffed as I rolled my eyes at them.
They both gasped surprisingly…..
“What?! So you can talk?” Blaire said with an evil grin.
They both walked closer to me but Sophia was more closer.
I and Sophia stood in front of each other so close.
“How dare you talk back at me you lowlife and commoner? You riff raff and ugly thing?” Sophia yelled angrily at me.
And before I could say anything, she landed a slap on my left cheek.
“That’s for insulting and talking back at me. And the next time you try such thing I won’t hesitate to hit you again, you cheap commoner.” Sophia ranted with a devilish smirk.
I held the cheek she had slapped and glared at her.
Then I did what I have never done before, I raised my hand and gave her two deafening slaps at both side of her cheeks.
She had hit me once but I hit her twice.
Her face went all red from anger and from the slap.
As she fumed and held her both cheeks, the class gasped out loud with surprise and shock.
I walked closer to her and covered the remaining space between us and whispered,.
“That’s just little. At least have a taste of your own medicine. And the next time you try to raise your hand to hit me or hit me, you would go home with a broken arm. That I promise you.” I threatened with a smirk while she gasped frighteningly…
I smirked at her and walked proudly to my seat ignoring the laughter and whisperings of the students… And as I walked to my seat, I saw Mason and he gave him me a thumbs up with a smile while I smiled lightly.
I felt so good to have done that to her….
Serves her right.
The other bullies should watch out because as from today, I won’t spare anybody that tries to bully me….
I aren’t the Monique they used to know………
To be continued…