Little Lucy (story)
Note: 18+ adult contents not for readers under the age of 18
He was incredibly hot with a face that was as good looking as a fashion model.
What caught me most about him was his age. He was far too young be a priest but all the same, he was the priest. There ain’t no changing that.
Collette retired back behind the curtains and left him to face the girls.
” Holy sh*t!” Sharon was eyeing him over. ” Never knew priests were this goodlooking.”
I agreed with her cause this guy was way too hot. Nearly all the girls in church were drooling over him.
Fr. Peter was going to stick to the time he was allocated to spend in the school. Mrs Cooker wasn’t comfortable having a male in the school so she gave him strict orders not to exceed his stay.
He was to stay in school from 6:30 to 10:00.am sharp. I could understand why she was Soo strict about that cause this guy was just too hot for my liking.
I was surprised with myself. I felt nothing for him. Like seriously, I saw him as a normal man.
This was strange cause back home these type of men were my favorite. I’m a crazy fan of Justin Bieber and I’ve always dreamt of Marrying a man as good-looking as my music star crush.
But ever since I began schooling here, I’ve forgotten about my ideal man. I’ve even forgotten about Justin Bieber. I could only think of one person.
This priest was having an effect on nearly all the girls. I said nearly cause I noticed some few girls staring uninterested at him.
They were just like me… Immune to his cuteness.
I began to wonder if these set of girls also had female lovers. I may be wrong but who I’m I to judge.
Fr. Peter preaching was really spiritual. I felt lifted and filled up. I must say, I was impressed. He was indeed the man for the job.
Service was finally over but I couldn’t leave because Collette had told me to wait behind.
Sharon had gone to go do her laundry. I remained where I sat waiting patiently for Collette.
She was inside the little room behind the curtains with the priest and some few girls who were the church organisers as well.
I waited patiently. My fever was getting higher and I felt shivers over my body.
” You look sick,” came a familiar voice that shooked me back to earth.
Turning around, I saw who I wasn’t expecting to see in a very long time.
It was Efua.
Efua sat beside me, her eyes taking in the bandage over my upper eye and the slaps on my cheeks from the incident with Adaobi the other day.
” I heard what happened between you and Adaobi,” she said softly. ” You feeling any better now?”
I nodded. I was wondering what she was up to.
I immediately thought about Collette behind the curtains with the priest and prayed she wouldn’t meet Efua and I together.
I’m avoiding another fight between these two girls. I don’t want to be seen near Efua.
” You’re catching a fever?” She asked again, feeling my temperature.
Her cold hand against my neck brought me out in sweats. I pulled back a little.
” I’m sorry to ask, Efua but is there something I can help you with?”
That may sound harsh but d–n I just wanted her away from me before Collette steps out.
Efua looked pale and sad. ” You really have forgotten about me, haven’t you Lucy?”
Yes I did. I had completely forgotten about her. My studies and Collette were all I could think about not Efua.
As far as I’m concerned, Efua was old news. I had no interest to hurt her like I did the last time.
” Efua,” I tried being nice. ” You wouldn’t understand. I was going through a lot. I just needed some time to myself.”
” You mean sometime to your Prescious Collette, isn’t that right?”
My mouth tightened. I didn’t say anything.
Efua looked away from me. She brought out a bottle of water and opened it. ” I don’t know what you see in that girl, Lucy. I know you love her and all that but I feel you deserve better. You’re a pretty girl, Lucy. Why date someone who’s Soo depressing?”
I regarded this Ghanaian girl with knives at the back of my mind. She’d said she’d come back for me. She wasn’t lying about that.
” It’s obvious you two are going out,” she continued, s—–g in the water from the bottle. ” Everyone’s talking about you two.”
” We’re not going out, Efua,” I was losing my cool really fast. ” And I don’t see how our affairs for each other has anything to do with you.”
Efua smirked. ” As a matter of fact, it does. I care about you, Lucy.”
” Why can’t you just move on, Efua?” My fever temperature was rising really fast and I was feeling dizzy. ” I’m happy with Collette. We’re not dating but we’re cool with each other.”
” Oh really?” She eyed me closely. ” Have you two had s£x yet?”
I drew back my face in disgust. ” I don’t see how that’s your business. Efua could you drop this talk? It’s embarrassing.”
Efua drank from her bottled water again. ” I just wanted to be sure. It’s funny how you two are in Love with each other and still no s£x.”
” Relationship isn’t all about s£x,” I said suddenly, remembering Collette’s words. ” What has this got to do with you, Efua?”
She crossed her legs and blew her cheeks. In that white gown, she looked like Maleficent except she didn’t have horns.
” Lucy,” Efua spoke. ” This has nothing to do with me. It has a whole lot to do with you. I’m trying to move on but it’s not as easy as it looks. I want you. I seriously love you but you chose that….that girl over me. Collette’s going to hurt you Soo badly. She’s hurt me before. I’m just worried you’d experience the same fate.”
I shooked my head. ” No, Efua. You’re wrong. Collette’s a very good person.”
” Was it because she wiped Adaobi and her friends because of you?” Efua scoffed. ” Between the both of us, what she did was risky. Adaobi would have her eyes on you after Collette’s gone. You’d suffer from the SS.2 girls hands. I learned they’re planning your funeral.”
I wasn’t scared of what she was saying. I hadn’t given much thought to my fate after graduation.
” I don’t care what Adaobi does,” I spoke sharply. ” Collette’s a very nice person. The only one having issues between you two is you, Efua. Colette cares about you just Incase you’re not aware. At first I thought she was being a snub off but with time, I began to realize she was simply too depressed and sad about her mistakes. One of her biggest mistakes was losing a friend like you.”
Efua chuckled. ” Losing a friend like me? Lucy, you’ll learn but first you’ve got to understand one thing and that is Collette was the one avoiding me. I tried coming closer. I tried Mending our friendship back together but it never worked. She pushed me away and that forever hurts.”
” She pushed you away because she was depressed,” I shot at her.
She shot back at me. ” She pushed me away because I knew her secret and found my way into the LILIES. Wake up, Lucy. Collette may act nice under all that looks she’s bestowing on you but she’ll break your bones. She’s like a viper. You can never know when she’d strike.”
I began shifting away from her. ” Stop it, Efua. You’re only saying all these so I’ll hate Collette. That will never happen. Never!”
She didn’t react. ” You’re getting everything all wrong, Lucy. I’m not trying to make you hate her. I want you to open your eyes to the truth.”
” I already know the truth,” I said holding my head as my headache grew worse. ” I don’t need to hear it from your mouth.”
” Oh but you do,” she smiled a meaningless smile. ” Ever wondered how she lost her virginity?”
I stared at her, feeling my blood rising. ” Lost her virginity?”
Efua closed the cap of her bottled water and turned to face me fully in the face. ” I’ll break it to you, Lucy. That way you’ll understand what sort of human being you’re falling in love with.”
I licked my dried lips, saying nothing.
Efua seeing she’d gotten my attention began speaking. ” I overheard when she was talking about it to Temi about three years ago. She was alone in class weeping with Temi by her side. Collette had fallen really deeply in love with MÔM she offered her virginity to her.”
I froze, my face a mask of surprised and shock.
Efua continued. ” She mentioned it was a really painful experience and it made her sick for days before she could be able to recover. From then henceforth, she became MÔM’s number one lover. But Collette wasn’t MÔM’s only lover. MÔM had many girls and this made Collette mad with jealousy. To prove how stupid Collette was, she engaged in fights with MÔM’s other lovers which nearly resulted into expulsion. No one might’ve told you this but Collette has been suspended from school three times in a row Because of her unnecessary fights. MÔM was the one covering up for her else Mrs Cooker would’ve expelled her long ago. Somehow, the moment we stepped into SS.3, she stopped fighting. She won students Council president and She became sober. Collette has temperament issues, Lucy. She’s dangerous. You don’t know how dangerous. Why do you think everyone’s afraid of her? The last fight she had, she broke the girl’s nose. There was a mad Scrabble for the hospital. The girl nearly died but she survived. I don’t want you to be in that position.”
I listened without interrupting. Deep inside, I was going hot and cold. I had no idea what to say or react to Efua’s story about Collette.
” Lucy,” she drew closer to me and touched my hand. ” Collette doesn’t deserve a girl like you. She’s going to hurt you one day, I’m sure of that. I’m not asking you to believe me. What I’m asking of you is to be cautious of your decision. You deserve someone better.”
Her other hand held my cheeks and her thumb brushed against my lips. ” You deserve me.”
Sh began leaning towards me for a kiss. I was about stopping her when a harsh voice broke into the air.
” Get away from her!”
Both Efua and I turned sharply to see Collette marching directly at the two of us.
In the twinkle of an eye, she snatched Efua’s hand and threw it away from my face.
She stood before me, shielding me away from Efua. ” This is a place of God, vice president. Control yourself!”
Efua nursing her hand, slowly stood up to her feet and glared at her. ” You sure need to stop putting up this holy status of yourself around here, Collette. You’re no worse than the devil.”
Collette was breathing hard. I could tell she was holding herself with an effort from hitting Efua. .
” Stay away from Lucy, vice president,” she said firmly. ” She’s mine go get yourself another girl to fool around with. Leave Lucy alone.”
Efua took her bottled water and rolling her eyes, she began walking away. ” Think about what I’ve told you, Lucy. Don’t get yourself hurt, okay?”
And she left me with Collette. I stared up at Collette. I could feel her anger radiating out of her body. One moment I began seeing a different person.
She really looked a bit scary though.
” So is it true?” I asked when she gave me my medicines.
We were in the school clinic now. After Efua had gone, Collette took me straight to the clinic. It appeared the Fr. Peter had already gone before the Efua saga started.
I was glad though, else what would a priest think seeing two girls arguing over me?
Back at the clinic, the nurse had prescribed some drugs for me which Collette assisted in administering to me.
Collette handed me a glass of water. ” What is true?”
” About what Efua said,” I said slowly. ” I knew you overheard all she said.”
Collette chewed her lips. ” Yes it’s true.”
I became mute. No word stepped out of my mouth again.
” I wanted to tell you,” she said softly. ” But I wasn’t ready.”
” Was that why you refused taking my virginity?”
She nodded. ” I don’t want you having that experience. Trust me, Lucy, I’d never do anything to hurt you.”
” Did you get suspended from school three time?”
She didn’t deny that. ” It’s true.”
” Because you were fighting over MÔM?”
” I was getting jealous,” she sat beside me and ran her hand over her face. ” I knew she had other lovers but I wanted her all for myself because I gave her my virginity. At the end, it was all for nothing. I couldn’t keep her. She’s getting married anyway. I’ve been sober for six months now.”
I still had doubts Collette was that rouge. ” Do you always like fighting, Collette?”
She shooked her head. ” I only fight for what I love, Lucy. I’m territorial. I hate Sharing my most Prescious possession with anybody. The moment someone comes nearer my Prescious, I fight back. It’s how I am. Although I’ve tried my best to be sober over the months, my temper is a little uncertain. I nearly killed a girl because of MÔM.”
I listened without interrupting her.
She continued. ” But then I realized MÔM wasn’t just worth it. So I gave up and returned back into my shell. I’ve stopped fighting now. I’m working on my temper. It took me six months but I believe I’d do better with time.”
I studied the girl before me. Now I understood why she was against taking my virginity. She doesn’t want me to end up like her.
” Collette,” I touched her hand and she looked up at me. ” No more fighting.”
She was still chewing her lips. ” I’m trying my best.”
I smiled. ” Thank you for loving me, Collette. I thought you were being all selfish and mean but now I know better.”
She squeezed my hand. ” The vice president said a lot of mean things about me to you. Don’t listen to her. Stick to what we believe in each other and you’ll be fine. I’m here to protect you, Lucy. You’re not going to fall into the same trap I fell into years ago.”
There was that butterfly sensation in the pits of my stomach. ” I won’t. I promise.”
We held each other’s hand and she leaned forward and kissed my forehead. ” My Prescious.”
I blushed scarlet. She called me her Prescious. She called me her Prescious. She called me her Prescious.
I held her collar and drew her close to my face. ” I want to kiss, Chi-Chi.”
Whenever I called that name “Chi-Chi” she always had that look of butterflies in her stomach.
She was h—y. I could see it in her eyes and the way she kept moisturising her lips.
Pouting my lips, I closed my eyes and waited for her.
But She drew me closer and hugged me instead. ” Later, Lucy. Not today. Let’s keep the Sabbath day holy.”