I know you’re wondering if it was a date. You’re also wondering what I wore then. Well, I wore my faded school uniform. I’m the kinda guy that really didn’t care about having a new school uniform every year just because my parents can afford – it had faded pretty well. She seemed really happy to see me and she was really nice. “Hey Jeff, so we’ve finally met” she said smiling and revealing her nice teeth a bit. I smiled too. “Yes, finally. Nice meeting you Alice.”
You’re probably wondering, if you’re so shy, how come ladies liked you back in JHS? How come you seem to have them all around you? Well, when I get comfortable I’m just fun to be with but the time before that period is just boring!
So we sat, talked a bit but not like we do on phone. We didn’t really stay there for long but it was worth it. I was happy to have met Alice finally. We said our good byes and departed. I was even more convinced after that day, that Alice would never like a guy like me. She’s a “big” girl. But then, no matter how big a girl is, in the end she’s still just a girl right? Let’s leave a small hole to allow hope through.
That night, we talked and talked. She was happy to have seen me. One thing that she liked about me so much was the fact that I was a topper in my class. I didn’t really see the big deal about that, but everyone has their likes.
The girl in my hood
Let’s do an update before we continue. I love Naana, I like Alice as a friend – she’s my very close friend, I have forgotten about Julia but if I get the chance to flirt with her I probably would because in the end, I’m not committed to anyone. Naana doesn’t like me in a romantic way, in fact sometimes she’s irritated by my presence because I’m too available. (Obviously she didn’t say that but I realized with time).
One evening after school, around 5pm, I was in a queue waiting for a vehicle home. I saw this nice girl in her uniform. A uniform of another SHS close by. She looked familiar and I wanted to talk to her.
Lucky for me, we got to sit next to each other in the vehicle. I was happy; now I had to talk… hmm… No phone in between us, no hiding behind texts. Whenever I decided to speak, my heartbeat got faster ah! What the heck, she’s not gonna kill me for saying ‘hi’. After all she seemed friendly.
“Hey…” I finally said softly
“Hi” she smiled
I had to say something, just anything to prevent the conversation from hanging.
“I am Jeff, you? “
“call me Awura Adjoa” she said
“cool, I like to shorten names, can I call you ‘Awura’?” – I finally gained some composure
“that’s cool” she smiled.
We paused a bit without it being awkward. Then talked about our schools, courses. She liked my company. We realized that our houses were almost adjacent. Interesting…
To be continued…