(CONTINUED FROM THE LAST EPISODE)
“Take this money and bring fifty naira change.”
He offered holding a 100 naira note.
“Sir, this is 100 naira and the cost of what you
send me is 900 naira all together.” I replied with
a shaky voice.
“If they born you well don’t buy all those things I
send you.” He roared loudly. I shivered in fear as
sweat roll down from my head to my toes.
“What’re you still waiting for? Get me what I sent
you.” He barked.
“Leo, please stop screaming, it is detrimental to
your health.” The female senior cautioned.
“Thank you my love, this idiot is really sickening
me.” Senor Leo (the male senior name) replied
with an ugly face.
“You too, go and get what he sent you now, what
are you still waiting for?” The female senior also
concurred to Leo ugly assignment.
“Is better you kill me than for me to…” I later
voiced out after a moment of dumbstruck but
“Then you will have to die.” Senior Leo barged in.
Senior Leo moved closer to me, he was wearing
a wicked and mean face and he was unhooking
his belt at a time. I didn’t move an inch because
I have made up my mind to accept the
punishment than to break the school rule. Senior
Leo succeeded in unhooking his belt and he now
has the long belt on his right hand, he fold the
belt into two and He moved an inch closer to
me. I stay at a spot motionlessly. He raised the
belt up and he unleashed a lash on my head.
“Aaaarrrrhhh…” I groaned in pain moving back. He
raised the belt up again and was about
unleashing the second lash when an earsplitting
and deafening voice could be heard from a
“Hey!” The voice screamed from a distance and I
turned back to look at my savior behold it was
“What’s going on there?” He asked courageously.
“Are you asking me?” Senior Leo asked serenely.
“What if am asking you? Beside I am not asking
you, please, fine girl (the female senior), why is
he beating this innocent-looking guy?” Daniel
asked facing the girl. But, the female senior only
stood up from where she sat and moved closer
to Daniel, she raised her hand up in the air and
unleashed a thunderous slap on Daniel cheek.
Daniel staggered backward, but trust me, Daniel
never carries last. He swiftly turned to the
female senior and he unleashed four deafening
and boisterous slaps on both her cheeks with his
hands. The slaps sounded like the claps of loud
thunders. I sluggishly turned to look at the
female senior and I could see her in tears, her
face became red instead of yellow. Her beauty
faded instantly. I don’t know how I broke into
laughter. Daniel looked at me and he also smile.
“You slapped her?” Senior Leo yelled loudly.
“If you move closer to me, I won’t hesitate to
give you your own shares.” Daniel replied to
Senior Leo obvious question.
“What nonsense!” Senior Leo screamed as he
charged at Daniel. Daniel stood at a spot without
blinking his eyes. He fixed his gaze at Senior
Leo. Senior Leo showed his fist and unleashed it
in the air. Behold Daniel successfully dodged his
aimed blow. Senior Leo fall on the ground as
Daniel burst into laughter. Senior Leo was really
embarrassed, he get back on his feet and try his
luck again and Daniel succeeded in dodging his
fist but this time Daniel unleashed his own blow
which landed on his jaw. Daniel moved closer to
him and unleashed another blow on his nose and
blood could be seen coming out from his pointed
nose. ‘Next time, you won’t judge people by their
size. You’ll judge people with their strength.’
Daniel said not that audible. Senior Leo as been
defeated and he was sitting on the ground
motionlessly with his girl sitting next to him.
Daniel moved closer to me and he helped me up.
“Let go.” Daniel commanded dusting my cloth for
“Let me give him his money.” I retorted.
“Which money is that?” Daniel asked serenely.
“The money he used to send me a message.” I
“Where is the money?” Daniel asked forcing a
smile and I handed over the money to him
without knowing his intention.
Daniel griped my hand and he walked directly to
the food vendor.
“Daniel… no he owned the money.” I tried to
plead to Daniel. But he turn deaf ear to all my
We got to the food vendor and Daniel order for
fifty naira rice with twenty naira meat and a
sachet of water and he was served by the food
“Won’t you eat?” Daniel asked looking at me with
a mouthful of rice.
I sluggishly pick up a spoon and I sat down
facing him. I dipped the spoon in the rice and I
also eat from it. The rice was a delicious one
and we ate the rice in a jiffy. We share the pure
water and Daniel also used the remaining twenty
naira to buy garden eggs and we ate as we are
heading to the class.
“What really happen between you and that idiot?”
Daniel questioned eating his own garden egg.
I explained everything to him and he was really
angry. He wished he could go and get him one
more time and teach him another lesson on his
“All this is because you’re too dull.” Daniel
voiced out with an angry look on his face.
“But, he is my sen…” I tried to defend but he
“Senior my foot, if any senior try any rubbish with
me in this school, I won’t hesitate to break the
school rule… we juniors can’t be cheat, all
because they are our senior and they have
extreme authority over us.” Daniel explained
looking at the other direction.
“Thank you for coming to my rescue, if not for
you maybe he will still be beating me by now.” I
appreciated jokingly and Daniel smile.
“Where are you going when you saw me?” I
“Actually, I was coming to meet you in the
library.” He replied.
“Library? Why?” I asked in disbelief because
Daniel has pledge not to come to the library. He
already has a foe in the library on his first day in
“Can you believe Princess and Cynthia fights
each other because of you?” Daniel broke down
“What? But why?” I asked in disbelief.
TO BE CONTINUED