SHE’S AN INTROVERT
BY EDOKPAYI SCHOLASTIC
🎀 Mason’s p.o.v 🎀
I almost bursted into an uncontrollable laughter but I held myself.
Sophia and Blaire both stomped out of the class angrily with Sophia’s face flushed with anger and shame.
The class had been so surprised and some students laughed at her that at least the girl who she thinks she can bully all the time stood up to her.
It was a shame!!
Neither Sophia nor the students expected such reaction from Monique who is been known for being quiet and timid.
Monique was so brave and I was more than happy that she stood up for herself.
I could swear that the slaps she gave to Sophia was deafening and painful.
I’m really proud of her.
My teachings weren’t in vain.
If she continues like this, then she has no problem with her reserve character.
Being able to stand up for herself is just a step to more.
Like speaking in crowd confident, making friends and others.
I did well by observing her very well.
I smiled in satisfaction as Monique sat in another seat.
It was a row away from Kerryn.
There would be lots of drama today.
🌷 Kerryn’s p.o.v 🌷
Okay, be shocked and surprised is an understatement.
I’m way beyond being surprised and shocked.
After eight days of being missing, Monique suddenly showed up in school today.
Where has she been all this while?
I asked no one in particular…
I’m just being too shocked that even my breathe hitched at the sight of her.
Today was supposed to be the ninth day she went missing.
And also, what gave her the boldness to talk back at Sophia and even slap her.
Monique would never do that but the irony of it is that, she actually did.
Monique is this quiet and reserve girl who doesn’t retaliate no matter what you do to her.
She can’t even look at you in the eyes when you talk to her, that’s how timid she is.
But what she did not quite long to Sophia, it left me speechless and shocked.
She didn’t even look at my direction as she went to take her seat in the opposite row.
Why did she change her seat?
She was supposed to seat behind me but now, she’s a little bit far from where I sat.
I’m gonna confront her when I have the opportunity.
Lessons started and we had arithmetic that morning.
We were given solutions to solve in our notebooks and I seriously don’t know where to start from.
“Pst,Pst.” I called gently at Monique.
She turned to look at me and I gestured my hand to my book.
She understood because she nodded her head and stretched out her hand for me to bring my book.
I happily passed my notebook to her and waited patiently for her to solve it and pass it back to me.
“Sir.” Monique suddenly called the attention of the teacher.
“Yes?” He answered as he took his gaze to meet her.
She stood up on her feet and raised a notebook and it happened to be mine.
No, what’s she up to now?
What’s she gonna say or do?
“Sir, Kerryn passed her notebook to me for me to solve the arithmetics for her.” Monique said and smirked at me.
My heart almost jumped out of my chest while my tongue almost left my mouth.
I was too shocked ; shocked beyond words.
“How are you sure you aren’t lying to me?
Kerryn is very intelligent and she doesn’t needs somebody like you to tutor her.” The arithmetic teacher said with a scoffed.
And that made me smile lightly.
At least the teacher doesn’t believe Monique and he’s taking sides with me.
“Really? Come take a look at my work and hers.” She said confidently and my heart beat accelerated..
Why is Monique doing this to me?
Is she taking reveng on me?
The teacher walked up to her in her seat where she stood.
She flashed me a lopsided smirk while I glared at her.
Why’s she behaving like someone being possessed?
“Take a look at our work.
I’m done with mine but she has barely written anything.” Monique boasted.
By this time, the whole class attention where on Monique and the arithmetic teacher.
I’m I gonna be given public embarrassment in front of the whole class?
The teacher checked the books. His gaze darted from her to mine.
Without waiting for him to say anything, I walked up to meet him.
“Sir, it’s not true.
Monique asked me to bring my notebook to see what I’ve solved but I told her I haven’t started but she insisted on seeing my notebook and then, I gave it to her.” I lied with an innocent look.
“I thought as much. But Monique here did very well. How come I haven’t noticed someone as intelligent as her all these while?” He asked and I felt like giving him a knock on the head.
“Well, I don’t like showing myself. And Kerryn actually lied.
Why will I ask to see her notebook when we barely even talk?
You know what, let’s just forget about this.” Monique said with a small as she sat down proudly on her seat.
I felt really ashamed but thankful enough that the matter didn’t grow worse.
“Okay. Kerryn take your notebook and go solve yours.
And the rest of you staring, continue with your work.” The arithmetic teacher said.
I nodded and took my notebook not after giving Monique a deadly glare.
I walked back to my seat and stared at my notebook without knowing where to start from.
I gave up trying to rack my brain and closed my notebook..
💎 Monique’s p.o.v 💎
With the look on Kerryn face when I reported to the arithmetic teacher, I could pay a hundred dollar just to see that face all the time.
She looked so shocked and maybe, angry.
I could tell she was so nervous too.
I just didn’t want to further embarrass her.
I’m gonna taunt her and make her feel bad like she has always made me feel.
“Can we talk?” Kerryn asked lowly as she fondled with the hem of her shirt nervously..
It’s lunch time and I was about to go to the cafeteria when she stopped me by the hallway.
“Yeah.” I said plainly as I darted my eyes to every part of her body.
She looked nervous….
“Where have you been all this while?
I mean, I and mom thought something bad had happened to you.
You just ran out of the house and was gone for a week and suddenly, you showed up in school today.” She said.
“Well, where I live now isn’t your business.
Don’t worry, I wouldn’t be coming to the house for a long time because I know Cass and you are very happy not having me around.” I said with a smirk.
“Monique, what’s come over you? What’s up with you?
You weren’t like this, this brave and confident.” She said as she stared curiously at me.
“Do you expect me to continue to be timid and intimidated?
I know you loved the other me you could do like trash, treat the way you like and I wouldn’t retaliate.
But sorry to burst your bubble, that Monique is gone and gotten rid of.
I’m now changed and a different Monique.
The Monique that nobody would treat anyhow like garbage and trash.
The Monique that can stand up for herself and put bullies in their right places.” I boasted with pride as I stared triumphantly at her.
She stared at me with mouth agape and her eyes almost popping out of it’s socket.
She’s too shocked to say anything.
Cat got her tongue 😂….
“And let me tell you this, if you try to do anything funny to me, I wouldn’t hesitate to put you in your right place.
You are already in my bad book but you can try to be in my good book by being careful around me.
You better not provoke me or step on my toes because what I would do to you, you wouldn’t believe it.” I taunted with a lopsided smile….
“And one more thing, don’t act too smart because I’m smarter.” I said with a smirk and walked away proudly leaving her stunned.
Probably, she’d be having thoughts like,.
“Did Monique just talk to me that way?
What’s gotten over her?
Is she drunk or maybe possessed by some spirit?
I chuckled as I thought of those words.
🌷 Kerryn’s p.o.v 🌷
If I was told that Monique would one day stand up tall and talk back at me in such manner, then I wouldn’t have believed.
I would have smacked that person on the face for saying such ridiculous words.
What gave her such boldness?
Mom must hear about this…….
She thinks she has grown wings but I would show her that I already have wings and I’m flying with them.
I got to the cafeteria and I saw Monique standing in front of the cafeteria with her face and uniform smeared with flour and eggs.
She fumed in anger but at the same time, a smile played on her lips.
I quickly walked in and looked for a seat that was close so that I could get a better view of what’s gonna happen.
She mixed the floor and eggs that poured on the floor and took a handful of them.
She walked to Sophia and Blair’s table.
She surprised I and everybody in the cafeteria by pouring and even rubbing the mixed flour and eggs on their body.
From their hair down to their skirt.
The whole cafeteria bursted into uncontrollably laughter and some students even videoed the scene.
Sophia and Blaire looked funny..
“Don’t you dare try shits with me. The day something like this repeat itself, I won’t hesitate to rub your ugly faces in mud.” She threatened with a smirk and walked out of the cafeteria.
Sophia and Blaire fumed in anger and ran out of the cafeteria with Sophia in tears.
It was really a funny sight but also pitiful……
God knows I wouldn’t want to be humiliated like this with so many students watching by Monique…..
Nothing much happened in school.
School closed and I couldn’t wait to get home.
As soon as my chaffeur stopped the car, I hurriedly alighted and got into the house fuming in anger.
I met mom in the sitting room and without greeting her or allow her welcome me, I spilled out what I’ve been dying to say.
What has been eating me up in class today..
“Monique was in school today and she was a total different person.
She was so bold and confident.” I ranted angrily as I flunged my backpack onto the nearest couch.
“What?! You mean you saw Monique in school today?” Mom asked surprised.
“You weren’t deaf when I said so.” I said angrily.
“Where as she been leaving?
Where as she been all this while?” Mom asked as she stood up with her hands akimbo.
“That’s the same question going on in my head.” I hissed angrily..
Mom paced worriedly in the sitting room and as she was about saying something, the door opened and dad walked in.
Mom stood rooted at her spot as she stared at dad’s figure.
Dad didn’t even spare either of us a side glance as he walked upstairs.
I and mom both stared at each other with mom looking scared.
I wonder what’s gonna happen..
💎 Monique’s p.o.v 💎
I can’t believe Sophia and Blaire tried to take revenge at me after what I did to Sophia in the morning….
Well, I don’t regret what I did to both of them in the cafeteria.
That should serve them a lesson and reminder not to ever mess with me.
It’s also a lesson to other students that I aren’t bluffing….
Mason was proud of me and he promised to make me something as my gift for doing great at school.
After taking me bath, I joined the other maids in the kitchen and made dinner.
Mason went out but he would be back pretty early.
After dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, I and Mason sat in the sitting room watching a k drama.
The gift Mason wanted to give to me was cookies.
He baked cookies but they are still in the oven.
Mason stood up and excused himself.
Minutes later, he came back with a tray.
He dropped the tray on a small stool beside the couch we sat.
In the tray was chocolate chip cookies with two glasses of orange juice.
I salivated at the fine sight of the cookies….
“Wow Mason! This looks appetizing.” I complimented with a smile.
He only nodded with a smile.
I took a cookie and munched gently on it smiling, feeling pleased.
“Nice. This is so delicious.” I moan sweetly as I swallowed the cookie.
“Yeah, I’m very good at making chocolate chip cookies because it’s one of my favorite snacks.” He said as he stared at me.
“You should join me.” I said as I saw that he wasn’t eating but staring at me.
He took a cookie and munch on it with delight.
It was remaining a cookie and we were both contemplating on who to take it.
We didn’t want to let the other have it.
I seriously can’t give up this cookie you for Mason.
It’s too sweet to be given up for.
“Mason look!” I yelled as I pointed my hand to another direction to distract him.
And it worked.
Mason turned to look at whatever that wasn’t there while I took the cookie and shove it inside my mouth.
Mason turned and looked at me shocked while I chuckled lightly.
He was shocked that I had deceived him just to collect the cookie.
I stuck out half of the cookie from my mouth while he glared at me.
“You tricked me.” He groaned while I smiled cunningly at him.
I would have bursted into laughter, but for the fact that there was a cookie in my mouth, it made me keep shut.
Mason smirked and moved closer to me.
Without knowing how he made the quick move, Mason lips was already touching my lips.
He pressed my lips and took out the cookie from my mouth to his.
He pulled away and smiled at me as he munch on the cookie with a low moan.
I stared at him shocked and with my mouth opened.
“Hmmmm. It tastes nice. Tastes like Monique.” He moaned and wiped the side of his lips with his thumb.
“And at last, I still got the cookie.” He added….
I didn’t say anything but stared at him gobsmacked.
He looked at me and smirked.
💖 Cassandra’s p.o.v 💖
It’s night already and I and my husband are having a heated argument because of Monique.
“What nonsense are you spouting Cass? That you don’t know where my daughter went?” He yelled angrily.
“Like I said earlier, she just suddenly went out of the house and since then she hasn’t returned.” I said, trying to keep my voice stern.
He scoffed at me with a hard glare.
“Now listen and listen very good to me Cass, you better find Monique in the next twenty four hours and if you don’t find her, then be ready to kiss our marriage goodbye.
I’ll make sure you leave this house without anything with only the clothes on your body.
You better go out there right now and search for Monique wherever you can think of.” He ranted angrily.
“But James, it’s late already and it’s gonna rain very soon.” I tried to protest on the verge of tears.
I can’t believe he would react rashly like this.
I mean, he doesn’t even like the girl.
“I don’t care!” He yelled and opened the door.
“Out now!” He ordered, gesturing his hand to the door.
All my pleas fell on deaf ears as I walked out of the room.
I got inside one of my cars and drove off to only God knows where..
I haven’t even gotten half way when it started rain heavily.
My head was filled with so many thoughts as I drove along the road.
I didn’t know there was an upcoming trailer because I was too deep in my thoughts.
As I became concious and aware that I was on the road driving, and there was an upcoming trailer, I looked and tried to maneuver my way but I couldn’t see clearly because of the darkness and rain.
As I struggled hard with the steering, I still couldn’t maneuver my way and I ended up running into the moving trailer.
Glass shattered while my head hit the steering very hard.
My head was bleeding and my eyes were starting to feel weak.
I was weak and bleeding from my forehead and arm.
Everywhere suddenly started rotating and finally, I blanked out.
To be continued…