After six months of being bullied.Now its finally time for our mid year examination.It's time we reap what we sow for the past months.Am really excited because I've been waiting for this moment.I've been spending sleepless night's studying . No more bullies it's just me and my books.I couldn't wait for schools to close so that I can be away from this cruel bullies. I wish we could visit a place where there's a big beach .I wish if there was a trip to a place where there's no people,a place like a forest ,where's there is no voices of people gossiping but there is sweet voices of birds singing.Am damn attracted to nature.Maybe a weekend away would do ,I need fresh air away from this pollution of the nearest mines.I wish this can actually happen but my parent's can never afford this.
While I was busy imagining things which will never happen,our class teacher enter's the classroom."Good morning class",Miss Ferguson greeting the class.The whole class,"morning teacher"."Can you all get ready to write you know the exam rules",Miss Ferguson said.While I was getting ready,taking out my writing tools I noticed I forgot my pen at home."Is everybody ready to write?"she asked.I wasn't actually ready to write but I was scared to tell her. Counting 1.2.3..4..5 go,okay you got this Hope ."Teacher I don't have a pen",I said. "Who in this world insane, has ever came to write his or her first examination without the writing tool?",she asked. She eventually shouted," get out of my class come back once you find a pen".I slowly went out of the class without a plan. Learner's have already began with their examinations besides me.While wandering outside,One of teacher's saw me and she called me ,I went straight to her. "Good morning Mrs Smith" ,I greeted her with my tiny voice."Morning young lady and what are you doing outside while other learners are busy writing "? "I don't have a pen so I was told to leave the class ",I replied.
She then directed me to another class and ask for someone to borrow me a pen.I slowly went to that class,I arriving there I found that the was this teacher in the class.I went straight to her.I told her that I borrow a pen because I forgot mine at home.She replied,"sorry I don't borrow learners my pens because they don't return them." Okay thank you teacher",I replied disappointed. I left the class wandering around again without writing.While I was worried and dissapointed there's this guy who came to me." Hello girl",he halled me. I then greeted back,"hey".I heard your conversation with our teacher would you mind if I assit you? "Yes please help me I need a pen and am already 30minutes late for writing". "Okay here is the pen,am Leon by the way". "Am hope ,nice to know you but I have to rush am already late for the exams".I quickly rushed back to the class .I simply sat down and started writing the 2hrs paper.
After writing this weird flashbacks stucked in my mind about the guy I met .I walked straight to his classroom to return the pen." Thank you,you are such a life saver" ,I said to him.He replied,"It's not a big deal was just trying to assit you ". While I was giving him back the pen,it fell down and we both bend to pick it up.While bending we looked straight into each other's eyes .I was shy,quickly looked down and ran off. I didn't even try to look back .Was this first love?
After two weeks of writing it was already time for schools to close, everyone is excited .This time I will be away from the cruel bullies for 3 weeks .I was excited because I knew that there's no place like home.At home it's where peace exist. Even though I knew that schools will re-open again, I did not focus on that fact .I started to imagine how my life would be without going to school, In my imagination I only imagined this perfect life like being indoors,playing video games while eating a lot of food and also taking long naps .I was gonna be away from these boring teacher's,no eight hours of long classes,no homeworks and no extra classes. I will be refreshing my mind and healing from the heart break and what I went through .I focused only on the positive things that would be taking place during the holidays.I even forgot the guy who borrowed me his pen and I will never recognize his face even though I still have this flashbacks.
Other children often find peace at schools but for me it was another story.While I was in class I heard some of my classmates discussing about how they were worried about the fact that they will be at home for the whole three weeks dealing with all the negative effects like abusive parents, Alcoholic parents,gender based violence,woman and children abuse,etc for my side I was so excited.
It's school knock off time already.I quickly
grabbed my schoolbag and went out of the class immediately .Am outside now, only waiting for the school gate to get opened.I had to wait until all classes were dismissed. After a long time of waiting .The gate was finally opened. I ran towards my transport. While I was about to step in the bus,the most feared school bully shove me and I fell.This time around someone offered to help me to stand up,It was our school bus driver.He then adviced me to start fighting for myself,or else I will suffer for my whole life.I always knew that I must fight for myself but I never had the courage to fight for myself.He then told me about what he once went through.
This is what he told me,"When I was at your age doing grade 10,It was my first year at the highschool."I went through the following:" I arrived in my class,the teacher introduced me infront of the whole class and told the class to make me feel welcome and comfortable,when I was about to sit down someone pulled the chair and I fell,I was so embarrassed but I couldn't cry because man don't cry". "During break time,the same guy took my money and went to spend it"."It was my first day at school,but I told myself I won't let anyone take me for granted,I then came up with a plan to embarrass him"."The next day he came to me to collect my lunch money again,that when I shove him and beat up the hell out of him". "From that day he never ever tried to disturb my peace,I fought for myself so do so or else you will suffer forever or start to hate school."I thanked him for the advise and promised to stand up for myself.