Nigerian forum: Literature - ONE WRONG TURN EPISODE 16
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3 May 2015 17:40

Monday morning came with it's usual excitement
and rush, but this one held something different for
me.
Extra lectures will begin today, ss3 students will stay
in school till 5:30pm.
It was supose to help us prepare for waec and UTME
examinations. It would afford us time to cover our
syllabus in all subjects.
But my friends and i had different plans. It was
going to be fun all the way. Over the past week, we
have been busy perfecting our plan.
Fifteen subjects were taught in ss3, but every
student had the liberty of picking only nine.
Whenever it was time for a lecture we do not offer,
we are allowed to leave the class.
The timetable for the extra lesson was arranged in
such a way that we would receive three lectures
between 2:30pm and 5:30pm.
But here is the catch, since we don't offer all the
subjects, there were free periods in between.
Sometimes we even have one or two lectures only,
leaving us a few free hours before 5:30.
My parents won't be expecting me home till 6pm, so
i could be anywhere i wanted to be.
The six o'clock alarm brought me back to reality. I
have been awake, but a little lost in fantasy.
I looked at my door handle, to make sure it was
properly locked. As i reached under my pillow for
my phone.
I had been in possession of it for a few days now,
and devised a means of hiding it from everyone in
the house.
It was always on silent mode, i do not make or
receive calls around the house.
The people who mattered were on bbm and
whatsapp. I simply locked myself indoors, and chat
away.
Whenever anyone knocked, I tucked it back under
my pillow before opening the door.
I rarely made calls, but when i had to, i move out of
sight, a little far away from the house.
Recharge cards weren't a problem, i had Ruth and
Ehis. All i had to do was ask. No one knew i had a
phone in the house.
I grabbed my phone and looked through my
whatsapp and bbm application, there were loads of
messages.
I scrolled to the one from Ehis, and read it in a hurry
"looking foward to tomorrow, hope we would have
fun, don't forget your promise......love you"
I smiled to myself after reading it, it was sent the
previous night. I must have fallen asleep while
chatting.
"Love you too" i replied, and tucked the phone back
under my bed and joined my family for morning
devotion.
Again, i was only present in body. My mind and
heart were far removed from the prayers. I had
plans today.
At the sound of the final Amen, i headed straight for
the kitchen to do my chores.
The excitement i felt was familiar, it reminded me of
the previous Monday. Much like it, i was going to
take another big step.
I had promised Ehis i would have sex with him.
Although i was still a little scared inside, i wanted
know what it felt like. Ruth had infused a lot of
confidence into me.
I took my bath quickly, and got dressed for school.
I looked through my wardrobe, and picked my
favourite blue gown, folded it carefully and tucked it
inside my bag along with my phone. I was good to
go.
My mum was already seated in the car waiting for
me. I took my seat next to her, and we headed for
my school.
The trip to school was quiet as usual, me and my
parents rarely talked. But i had to break this news to
my mother this minute
"mummy, we are starting extra lectures today"
" and It's only now you are telling me?" She replied,
a little offended .
"well i forgot earlier"
"so when will you close?"
"5:30"
"I can't pick you up at that time, you will have to
come home yourself"
That was the exact response i had envisaged and
prayed for.
"oh that's not a problem, i can find my way home" i
replied excitedly
My mum must have caught the excitement in my
voice, as she warned sternly
" come straight home after lectures, you should be
home by 6 at most."
Those words went in through one ear and out the
other. I still wish i had listened.
****
The morning assembly started with the usual hyms
and national anthem, before we marched to our
classes.
Unlike every other day, today will be long and
unpredictable. I didn't quite know how it will turn
out for me. I strolled to the principal's office to
check out the timetable for the day.
It was perfect for my plans, i had only one subject,
which means i could leave the school by 3:30. That
would mean 2 hours with Ehis.
As i walked back to the class, i pinged Ehis, to inform
him of the time table. He agreed to pick me up by
3:30. Everything was set.
The day went by very fast, i could hardly focus in
class. All i had on my mind was meeting Ehis later. I
planned something special for him today.
At the end of lectures that day, we stayed behind as
other students made their way home.
The school was rowdy as usual, hundreds of
students made their way towards the gate.
The car pack was fully occupied by different brands
of cars, with parents waiting eagerly for their wards.
It was a little strange for me. I wasn't hurrying to get
my stuff together, I wasn't rushing out to the car
park to meet my mum.
I just sat there in class, looking out the window and
enjoying. the freedom i had.
I could do anything i wanted, and walk back home
without feeling any remorse.
This is the time in my life when my parents control
began to wane. There was little that could be done
to salvage me, my heart has chosen a poor course.
As time progressed, the compound began to empty
slowly. Most of the students had gone, the car park
became empty.
Only my classmates were left in the school. Those
who brought lunch had started eating, others went
out to buy snacks.
I had neither. The money my mum gave me was
barely enough for my transport. I didn't think i
would need lunch, Ehis would take care of that.
All i took was extra clothes. That was all i needed. I
was becoming an expert at absconding from school.
I spent the lecture break chatting with Ehis, giving
him minute by minute update on events around the
school.
At 2:30 the bell rang, signifying the commencement
of the first lesson.
The subject was English.
All through the lesson, i sat there fantasising about
what my afternoon will look like.
The viberation from my phone jolted me back to
reality. I rested my head on the table, with my phone
beneath the desk to check out who it was.
" baby, I'm around......waiting for you"
The message was from Ehis, he was waiting already.
I glanced at my watch, it was just five minutes
before the lecture ends....i couldn't wait.

5 May 2015 12:30

Nice one

6 May 2015 12:24

GRT ONE

6 May 2015 12:36

Pls continue

6 May 2015 22:56

Good

8 May 2015 18:40

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man BUT the end thereof are the ways of death.

16 May 2015 00:27

Quote by abike09
Monday morning came with it's usual excitement
and rush, but this one held something different for
me.
Extra lectures will begin today, ss3 students will stay
in school till 5:30pm.
It was supose to help us prepare for waec and UTME
examinations. It would afford us time to cover our
syllabus in all subjects.
But my friends and i had different plans. It was
going to be fun all the way. Over the past week, we
have been busy perfecting our plan.
Fifteen subjects were taught in ss3, but every
student had the liberty of picking only nine.
Whenever it was time for a lecture we do not offer,
we are allowed to leave the class.
The timetable for the extra lesson was arranged in
such a way that we would receive three lectures
between 2:30pm and 5:30pm.
But here is the catch, since we don't offer all the
subjects, there were free periods in between.
Sometimes we even have one or two lectures only,
leaving us a few free hours before 5:30.
My parents won't be expecting me home till 6pm, so
i could be anywhere i wanted to be.
The six o'clock alarm brought me back to reality. I
have been awake, but a little lost in fantasy.
I looked at my door handle, to make sure it was
properly locked. As i reached under my pillow for
my phone.
I had been in possession of it for a few days now,
and devised a means of hiding it from everyone in
the house.
It was always on silent mode, i do not make or
receive calls around the house.
The people who mattered were on bbm and
whatsapp. I simply locked myself indoors, and chat
away.
Whenever anyone knocked, I tucked it back under
my pillow before opening the door.
I rarely made calls, but when i had to, i move out of
sight, a little far away from the house.
Recharge cards weren't a problem, i had Ruth and
Ehis. All i had to do was ask. No one knew i had a
phone in the house.
I grabbed my phone and looked through my
whatsapp and bbm application, there were loads of
messages.
I scrolled to the one from Ehis, and read it in a hurry
"looking foward to tomorrow, hope we would have
fun, don't forget your promise......love you"
I smiled to myself after reading it, it was sent the
previous night. I must have fallen asleep while
chatting.
"Love you too" i replied, and tucked the phone back
under my bed and joined my family for morning
devotion.
Again, i was only present in body. My mind and
heart were far removed from the prayers. I had
plans today.
At the sound of the final Amen, i headed straight for
the kitchen to do my chores.
The excitement i felt was familiar, it reminded me of
the previous Monday. Much like it, i was going to
take another big step.
I had promised Ehis i would have sex with him.
Although i was still a little scared inside, i wanted
know what it felt like. Ruth had infused a lot of
confidence into me.
I took my bath quickly, and got dressed for school.
I looked through my wardrobe, and picked my
favourite blue gown, folded it carefully and tucked it
inside my bag along with my phone. I was good to
go.
My mum was already seated in the car waiting for
me. I took my seat next to her, and we headed for
my school.
The trip to school was quiet as usual, me and my
parents rarely talked. But i had to break this news to
my mother this minute
"mummy, we are starting extra lectures today"
" and It's only now you are telling me?" She replied,
a little offended .
"well i forgot earlier"
"so when will you close?"
"5:30"
"I can't pick you up at that time, you will have to
come home yourself"
That was the exact response i had envisaged and
prayed for.
"oh that's not a problem, i can find my way home" i
replied excitedly
My mum must have caught the excitement in my
voice, as she warned sternly
" come straight home after lectures, you should be
home by 6 at most."
Those words went in through one ear and out the
other. I still wish i had listened.
****
The morning assembly started with the usual hyms
and national anthem, before we marched to our
classes.
Unlike every other day, today will be long and
unpredictable. I didn't quite know how it will turn
out for me. I strolled to the principal's office to
check out the timetable for the day.
It was perfect for my plans, i had only one subject,
which means i could leave the school by 3:30. That
would mean 2 hours with Ehis.
As i walked back to the class, i pinged Ehis, to inform
him of the time table. He agreed to pick me up by
3:30. Everything was set.
The day went by very fast, i could hardly focus in
class. All i had on my mind was meeting Ehis later. I
planned something special for him today.
At the end of lectures that day, we stayed behind as
other students made their way home.
The school was rowdy as usual, hundreds of
students made their way towards the gate.
The car pack was fully occupied by different brands
of cars, with parents waiting eagerly for their wards.
It was a little strange for me. I wasn't hurrying to get
my stuff together, I wasn't rushing out to the car
park to meet my mum.
I just sat there in class, looking out the window and
enjoying. the freedom i had.
I could do anything i wanted, and walk back home
without feeling any remorse.
This is the time in my life when my parents control
began to wane. There was little that could be done
to salvage me, my heart has chosen a poor course.
As time progressed, the compound began to empty
slowly. Most of the students had gone, the car park
became empty.
Only my classmates were left in the school. Those
who brought lunch had started eating, others went
out to buy snacks.
I had neither. The money my mum gave me was
barely enough for my transport. I didn't think i
would need lunch, Ehis would take care of that.
All i took was extra clothes. That was all i needed. I
was becoming an expert at absconding from school.
I spent the lecture break chatting with Ehis, giving
him minute by minute update on events around the
school.
At 2:30 the bell rang, signifying the commencement
of the first lesson.
The subject was English.
All through the lesson, i sat there fantasising about
what my afternoon will look like.
The viberation from my phone jolted me back to
reality. I rested my head on the table, with my phone
beneath the desk to check out who it was.
" baby, I'm around......waiting for you"
The message was from Ehis, he was waiting already.
I glanced at my watch, it was just five minutes
before the lecture ends....i couldn't wait.