Writer: Faith Lucky
“He doesn’t mum” Octavia replied.
“Hm. You need to see the way he treats ladies in school. He treats them like ghosts.
“Mico is that true?” Mum asked laughing and I rolled my eyes again.
This mother of mine is one of a kind.
“So, who do you plan on taking to prom then?” She asked.
“No one mum. I might just go alone” I replied.
“You know that’s not possible Mico. Why don’t you go with Alexa?” Karen said.
“Let him decide Karen. He’s not the type that crushes on everyon he sees” Angelo said and Karen stood up and tweaked his ear.
“When is dad coming back mum?” Octavia asked.
“Hell be back in a few hours time. They’re through with the meeting.
“And by the way, senator Sigmund will be coming to have dinner with us tonight. Hell be accompanied by his family”.
“Oh my God!” Karen shrieked.
“You mean Leo will be with him?”
“Yes. Leo and Allison”.
“Oh my; I can’t wait to see him”.
“Karen,” Michael called. “I thought you were crushing on lucas not long ago?”
“Yes. And so?” She replied with a huff.
So Allison will be here today?
Hm. That pretty lady. But I don’t lie her character.
After breakfast, we watched some movies together but I felt so bored. I needed to go out.
I went into my room and rook my bath.
When I came out of the bathroom, I found my phone ringing on the bed
It was Alexa.
“Hello?” I said on the phone as I opened my wardrobe.
“Mico!” She called excitedly and giggled.
“Wats up?” She asked.
“I’m cool. You?”
“Oh, dear. I’m fine. Uhm…are you busy? I was thinking we could hang out”.
“Uh…I don’t think that’d be possible because…I actually have an appointment”.
“Uh – uh. Can’t I tag along?”.
No no. You can’t”.
She sighed disappointed.
“Okay then. Just wanted to hear from you. I’ll call you later. Bye”
And the call ended.
I smiled and dropped the phone on the bed.
She Ws also a charming lady and was a student of Mico High. Her parents were stinking rich and they pampered her a lot.
She’s a nice person and I know she likes me, but…I don’t know.
I mean, all the ladles ate going crazy over me and it’s not like I don’t want to fall in love and have a girlfriend, but I just don’t want to make any mistake. I don’t want to fall for the wrong person.
I’ve never experienced any heartbreak in my life before and I don’t know if I can take one.
Besides, I know most of the ladies love because I’m cute, famous and wealthy. But that’s not the kind of love I what. I want someone that’d love me not for my fame, but just for who I am.
Yes, that’s what I want.
That’s the kind of love I want to find.
I finished dressing up and left the room and when I got outside, I met mum at the balcony. Badnews.
I knew there was no way I could leave without the guards. But I really wanted to be alone.
“Mico are you going out?” She asked as she dressed my face mask properly.
“Yes mum. I need to do a light shopping” I replied.
“Well, why don’t you just order for them here at home?”
“I…I don’t want to. I just want to go out.”
She relaxed my hair with her palm and kissed me
“Okay then. Be careful okay?”.
“Of course, I will” I replied and left, walking into the car that had already been opened for me.
I wined up the glass which was hard cover and we took off immediately.
Another car followed behind.
I listened to songs from my phone and enjoyed the drive but after a while, I ordered the driver to stop and he did.
I came out of the car and all the guards from the second car cams out as well.
“Sir, is there a problem?” The leader among them asked as they all looked around, trying to make sure the road was safe.
It was a quiet place.
“Uh…I need to drive alone. So let me have the keys” I replied and upend my palms.
They looked at each other in confusion.
“But sir, you know that’s not possible. You can’t be allowed to be alone in the open. It’s our job to…”
“It’s an order. So quit talking about it”.
“But sir, we’ll lose our jobs if your parents find out about it”.
“Well, do you plan on telling them? And don’t you think it is an offence disobeying me?”
I paused and touched my forehead.
“Look, don’t worry a thing about me okay? I promise I’ll be fine. Just give me the keys, go and have fun. I’ll call you when I need you”.
They stared at each other again and still looked reluctant.
“The keys. Now!” I demanded and the driver gave the car keys tome.
I got into the car and drove off. I hope they don’t follow me.
I just needed to be alone; be myself; feel human.
No wonder I have a grumpy attitude. I disregard people who lot but it isn’t really my fault.
My parents make me feel too important and most times, I act disrespectful.
I forget the people I treat unfairly are also humans and have feelings.
For get the fact that you saw me laughing and chatting with my family. They’re the only ones I get to act so freely with. You should see me outside and then you’ll get to understand.
It’s not like I’m proud of it, I’m not. But it’s just the way I was brought up.
I removed my mask and looked into the car mirror which I opened from the roof.
Wow! I knew I was cute. I didn’t need a soothsayer to tell me.
But unfortunately, I couldn’t flount my beauty at this time. Anyway, it’s not like it stopped the ladies from crushing on me.
Wearing a mask has been mum’s idea the whole time and according to her, she wants me to be unique.
She wants people to die of curiosity, knowing the face behind the mask.
Her plan was to bake me charming and famous and make everybody love me so much yet, not knowing my looks.
Then when I finally take off my mask on my 21st birthday – next month- it’ll be the talk of not just the country, but the entire world.
You don’t know how much has been offered to me just to take off my mask.
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