( Ãnd the strãnge maidën)
By: Faith Lucky
“Seriously, such guts he has. But nevertheless, he doesn’t know what’s install for him.
He’s gonna be shocked when he’ll still frame Delaney up.” Brielle smirked.
“Yeah. He’s acting all innocent and like a good friend, well, we’ll see about that.” Brianna concurred with a mischievous grin.
“He’d be surprised and it’s gonna cause a rift between him and Xavier. I’m sure Xavier trust him a lot. It’s gonna be something minor but it’ll turn into something big.” Blair smiled and pop out her bubble gum noisily.
“Seriously, you guys are genius. But I pray this plan is gonna make Xavier detest Delaney and Rio. I need Xavier to make a pick for prom and I want him to pick me.
I want to be the his prom date.” I sighed despondently.
“You don’t have to worry Chelsea, Xavier is definitely gonna pick you.” Brielle cooed and patted my shoulder.
“Yeah.” Blair smiled.
“Okay, let’s cheers to the one and only prom date for Xavier, Chelsea.” Brianna giggled while we all laughed.
We clicked our glasses of champagne and laughed heartily.
I never knew being friends or rather, partner in crime with the B3 girls would be this fun.
But come to think of it, I haven’t really thought of a plan to put the blame on them.
I haven’t thought of making them look like bad persons because Brielle looks like someone who’s in love with Xavier and if I ain’t smart enough, she’s gonna seduce Xavier and take him away from me.
And it’s never gonna happen!
I’ll make sure to that.
I’m just gonna use her to achieve my goal and after that, she’d be out of the way too – alongside, her bitchy friends.
I can’t wait…
“Oh my goodness!” Blair laughed and fell hard on the bed, clutching her stomach and still laughing.
And just as if her laugh was contagious, Blair bursted into laughter and then, I joined.
We laughed crazily, not knowing exactly why.
Nothing seems funny but we were laughing.
I stopped laughing to catch my breath while Brianna already had tears in her tears because of how hard she laughed.
“Okay girls! Why the laughter?” I asked.
“You should Brianna, she started it first.” Blair chuckled softly.
“So Brianna?” I glared playfully at her.
She wiped her tears and stood up from the bed, facing Blair and I.
“I was laughing at how foolish Chelsea is. She’s just falling into every of our trap.
She doesn’t know we also have something big for her, a great shock she isn’t gonna expect.
She wouldn’t even know who’s behind it and Xavier is sure gonna detest her.
The plan is a huge one. We’ll be killing two birds with one stone at once.” Brianna smirked triumphantly.
My face lit up and Blair squeaked happily.
“Oh my! She’s sure gonna be in a lot of shock in a few days time. I can’t wait to finally have Xavier detest the two persons he likes and then, choose me as his prom date.
I’m gonna be the envy of all the girls and I’ll make sure I rub it at Chelsea’s face.
I can imagine the look she’d have when Xavier finally chooses me.” I smirked, feeling so proud of myself.
“Yeah. Definitely. And I can’t wait.” Blair smiled.
“Okay, it’s now or never.” I breathed out, staring at the B3 girls.
“Yeah.” They chorused with a smile.
We did high five and went to our ways.
“Rio, let’s meet at the boys restroom. I have something important to tell you.” I texted hurriedly with Xavier’s phone, while Blair stood at the door watching out for me, in case, a student is about to come in.
When the message read sent, I deleted it and quickly kept back Xavier’s phone in his backpack.
I gave Blair a signal and we both left the classroom.
We had all gone out for sport and when Brielle gave signal that Rio and Xavier weren’t together, we came into the classroom.
We were fortunate enough because Xavier left his phone and it made our work more easier.
Now, it’s Delaney’s turn.
I dragged Delaney by her wrist – not very hard though, as we made our way to the boys restroom.
“Huh? I thought you said you wanted to talk to me privately, why did you bring me here?
This is the boys restroom and we aren’t supposed to be here.” She panicked and withdrew her hands from mine.
“I know. Please Delaney, hear me out.” I feigned a sad pout.
“No Brielle! Whatever you have to say must be said somewhere else and not in the boys restroom.” She said adamantly.
Who knew this girl would be as tough as this.
“You talk too much.” I groaned angrily.
And immediately, the lights of the boys restroom went off.
Huh? I panicked in fear as the lights in the boys restroom went off.
“Brielle?” I called but I didn’t hear any sound.
Everywhere was totally dark that I could barely even move for fear of hitting my head against something.
I heard footsteps and I became afraid.
“Who’s that?” I asked aloud, with so much fear vibrating in my body.
“Delaney?” I heard Rio’s voice but I was too weak to answer.
I’m afraid of the dark and especially when I’m alone.
I stood rooted in one spot, looking so lost and afraid. I was literally shaking in fear.
And just then, the lights came up.
“Delaney!” Rio called again but it was as if my soul had left my body because of how scared I was.
As if my soul returned to my body, I started walking slowly to meet Rio.
As I ran to meet him, I suddenly slipped because of the water I didn’t know was poured all over the floor.
Rio was quick to hold me firmly by my waist but because he wasn’t having stamina because of the slippery floor, we both fell on the floor with me on top of him.
I breast was pressed against his chest and our faces were just few inches away.
Our gazes locked and neither of us were willing to look away first.
And just when his lips were about touching mine…
“Rio? Delaney?” Xavier’s angry voice thundered in the restroom.
We got to the house Emily works and because I’ve been there before, I wasn’t too fascinated with whatever strange things I saw.
I suddenly felt nervous.
Is the son gonna like me?
Will he agree to help me look for Delaney?
I hope I’m pretty enough for the son to like?
I breathed in and out as the door was opened by… I think a cook because this is the same dress Emily wore the other time we came.
“Come on in, don’t be nervous okay? You’ve been here before.” Emily cooed as we entered into the beautiful sitting room.
“I’m not nervous because I’m here, I’m nervous because I’ll be meeting the son and I’m scared – scared that, if the son would like me.
I don’t know if the son would like me and agree to be friends with me.” I sighed lowly.
“The son don’t bite okay? There’s nothing to be nervous and scared off. Don’t worry, everything would go on fine.” She smiled assuringly at me.
After Emily had changed into her work clothes, she came to the kitchen and started bringing out the things she needed.
I sat on a stool and watched her and two other cook, cook the food.
“He went to school early but he’d be back before we’ll leave.” Emily whispered to me.
I nodded my head and rubbed my sweaty palms together.
I quickly got up from Rio’s body and turned to look at Xavier who was standing in the middle of the doorway with Chelsea beside him – clingy as usual.
“Xavier, it’s not what you think.” I tried to explain, seeing the angry stare he had on his face.
Even if he was a bit far from where I stood, I could still clearly read his expression.
He looked clearly upset and I felt so guilty.
Will he believe me it’s not what he thinks?
That, perhaps it was the plan of the B3 girls?
I hate it when Xavier’s mad at me – I don’t want him to be mad at me.
“You should continue with what you where doing.” He scoffed irritably and left the restroom, with Chelsea beside him.
“I’m sorry.” Rio apologized calmly.
“You don’t have to be, it’s none of our fault. I’ll just talk to Xavier later, maybe when he’s less angry and he’d hear me out ” I sighed sadly.
“Okay. But I think this was planned.” Rio said, he sounded angry but I could tell he tried to suppress his voice coming out hard and angry, but he couldn’t.
“Yeah. I’ll just go.” I said lowly and left the restroom.
F^cking s*it! I cussed inwardly.
I felt so vexed by the close proximity of Rio and Delaney, they had even kissed.
I know they might have ended up making out if I didn’t arrive at the scene on time.
But how come?
What was Delaney doing in the boys restroom and how did Chelsea know?
Actually, Chelsea had come to inform me that, she caught Rio and Delaney smooching in the boys restroom.
I didn’t want to believe her but she urged me to follow her so see for myself and I agreed.
How did Chelsea know that Rio and Delaney where in the boys restroom?
What had she gone to do there?
She has a lot of explanations to tell but for the meantime, I’m highly disappointed with Rio.
I can’t f^cking believe Rio would go behind my back to do such a thing to Delaney.
And Delaney is too naive to understand what exactly Rio is trying to do with her.
Rio – that f^cking c*nt! I’m gonna deal with him.
Delaney is off limits and I wouldn’t want him being close to her again.
After the heartbreaking news about grandma needing a liver transplant, mom had been so busy, going around and asking for financial assistance from one person or the other.
Still, mom couldn’t even raise quarter of the surgical bills.
The doctor had told us that if we don’t find the money on time, grandma is gonna die.
And that is what mom and I don’t want.
Grandma had suffered a lot and she doesn’t deserve to die yet – she has to enjoy the good things of life before she dies.
I have so many plans for her and she can’t just die yet.
“Mom, were you able to get any money?” I asked worriedly as mom plonked her tired self on the couch.
“No. And time is running out. I don’t want your grandma to die.” Mom sniffed in.
“It’s okay mom, grandma isn’t gonna die.” I cooed softly and placed her head on my shoulder.
I’ve been in deep thoughts and I seriously need to tell mom.
After serious and critical thinking, I finally decided to do something I know mom’s gonna reject but it’s for the betterment of grandma’s health.
I got down from my bed and slipped my legs into my slippers.
I left my room and went to mom’s.
“Alicia, you aren’t asleep yet?” Mom asked.
I sat on top of her bed and shook my head negatively.
“I couldn’t bring myself to take my afternoon siesta because I’ve been thinking.” I sighed sadly.
“What is it? What’s bothering you?” She asked curiously, staring intently at me.
“It’s about grandma’s surgical bills. Time is not on our side and after thinking through, I finally got a suggestion.” I breathed out.
“So?” She urged me.
“I know how we can get grandma’s bills.” I muttered, suddenly feeling nervous of how her reaction would be like.
“Okay? Let me hear it.”
“Well… Let’s meet my father and ask for his help. You can as well introduce me as his daughter and I’m sure he’d be ready to pay grandma’s bills.” I stuttered.
Mom’s eyes nearly popped out from its socket as she glared angrily at me.
“What! What did you just say?”
Alicia, hmm 🤔
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