“But what!Bring it or it will be a matter of force”She cut me
short rising up and heading towards where we were.
I picked the piece of paper from the ground,and handed it to
She unwrapped it and started reading it.
All this time my heart was throbbing hard against the chest
and i knew that was indeed the end of us..
I had almost forgoten that my d**k was hunging outside my
shorts when the teacher ordered me to stand up…………
I quickly held it back to its position as i made myself stand
and made sure nobody saw this.
My heart throbbed hard like an old train running on
contaminated diesel as the teacher made thorough search on
my pockets.She clouded over June and searched in her
pockets for what none of us seemed to know what it was.I
could figure from the corner of my eyes how she rolled over
her eyes on the floor looking for something she seemed not to
“Are you sure you were not doing something different from
what i asked you to?”She asked looking straight at the both of
We nodded our heads to mean yes and she handed the peace
of paper back to me.
“Resume your seats and don’t you dare act chicky.Continue
with your discussion!” She barked and we were relieved.
All through as i sat,i was wondering how and why the teacher
had decided to let us free and act as if what she had just
caught us doing was rather not offensive but legal to her
stand.I couldnt imagine she was the same who had just come
from barking at us as if we had shitted black on her face,and
now here she is asking us to sit down and continue with our
work so nicely as if she had just realized that she wasnt
supposed to be hard on us.
I couldnt understand why after reading the note june had
passed over to me,she still afforded to return it back instead
of giving us a thorough beating we could live to narrate.
How,all of a sudden has she turned to be so nice.How and
As i stole corner glimpses at June,i could read she too was
sailing into some sort of confusion same as i..
All in all,we were yet to find out.I kept calm,took a great
breathe and resumed seriousness at work.
The remaining time of the double lesson to me seemed like a
whole lifetime.I kept checking on my wrist watch wondering
when the class would be over.Seeing the teacher at the front
was like seeing a ghost in your dreams.So terrifying.
Luckily,like a God sent fate,the gong went loud on on the air
and my heart beat decreased its pace.The class was finally
over.I was so much relieved and as the teacher left the class
saying nothing like FOLLOW ME,i did some two somersaults
inside my heart and my smile portrayed my happiness.Why
dint she punish us?Why did she let go off us?Without even a
Woooh..whoops..phewk..i sighed with relief like someone who
had just been missed hit by an oncoming truck.
I was planning to remove the note and read its content before
i threw it away,or before it saw its way down my throat.I was
waiting for everyone else to leave the class and as i sailed in
these moments of when and where should i read it,someone
tapped on my back and as i swung around,there stood my all
“Hey,i just saved your little ass.You owe me some big!”He said
“Ati you saved my ass..How?”i inquired to know.
“Haha.Thank God Shura did not get the note”He said.Shura
was our science teacher’s nickname coming from a shrub she
made on her first debut into the class where she used “sh” in
place of “ch”.and so she said Shura instead of Chura.There
she got herself a brand..
“What do you mean.I cant get you.”i seeked clarification.This
time,everybody else had left the class and it was the two of us
only left behind.
“Here”he stretched his hand.
It was a dirty piece of paper with a note on it.I read it and this
is what it stipulated
“Ghai aki mose nafeel kitu ndani ya mwili siezi explain.Ebu
tumeet kwa store room jioni watu wakienda home kuna kitu
nadai kukushow.pliease Eat this paper after reading”
And i was confused even more.
“Who from?” I asked wearing a consternated face.
I sunk my hands into my pockets to fetch the other note i had
put.I fished it out and unwrapped it ,read it and laughed my
tits off.On it,was a reference number for a science text book
“When you dropped the note on the floor,i pulled it over the
floor with one of my legs and hid it in my pocket.When the
teacher asked you to pick it,i pushed over another piece of
paper and thats what you unknowingly picked and handed to
Then i scanned over the occurences and created a connection
for all of the earlier incidents and kumbe thats how it had
happened?You mean were it not for Marto i would probably be
grinding my teeth somewhere in pain.i was so happy i even
found myself embracing him in a “THANK YOU BUDDY.YOU
ARE MY BEST AMIGO”
Truly,it was an ass saved..I read the letter again and again not
believing it was from June.
“Bro,cheza safe”Marto tapped my back and took his
leave.”Tuonane Kesho unishow venye kutaenda” he added
disappearing in thick air.
I was now left with meeting June at the store room later that
evening for an agenda i did not want to conclude myself..”May
be she wants us to discuss some national matters like
Terrorism and Economy status”I thought
Hours swam away very fast and soon it was six pm,and the
whole school compound was vacated.I pretended i was
extending a little bit busy on my books but only God knew.At
around six thirty,i tiptoed towards the store room that was
located at the dark edge of the school field and after ensuring
nobody was seeing,i cracked on the door and pushed it faintly
open.I made myself in,and there she was,June,a young girl in
her mid thirteen,standing against one of an already damaged
Written by Miss. Maura