Mask unmasked

Chapter Two

”I think it would be best if you go somewhere a bit far from home, right honey? ” My mom asked me as she prepared breakfast. I had just woken up and I was heading outside to get a bit of some fresh air. I sighed and headed to the dinning room.

”Actually its not a bad idea.. ” I said quietly as I gazed outside the window. I had to get further studies. I was heading to high school and thinking of going somewhere far from home always brought a feeling of abandonment.

”You sound tense. ” My mom said as she gazed at me closely. I gave her a tightened smile as I took a sip of warm milk.

”Its okay, everything is under control. Youll definitely get to make new friends, meet new people and oh! ” She said as she clapped her hands in excitement.

”Your best friend is heading there too. ” She beamed at me.

”You mean..Georgia? ” I asked for clarification.

”Yes! So you see sweetheart, it won be that hard for you. ” She said as she ate her breakfast silently and enthusiastically.

I was friends with Georgia yes. We weren that close anymore because she kept thinking that she was way better than me and that because I was a bit younger then all the time I had to follow her lead. It was annoying a lot but then you won be able to tell your parents .

My dad walked in dancing in on music that was playing in the radio. He definitely was in a good mood today. I kept on thinking of why could have possibly brought him high spirits early this morning.

”Good morning my lovely sunshine! ” My dad said as he walked passed me and ruffled my black long hair. I gave him a playful look and smiled instead.

”Its a bright day isn it? ” My dad said as he gazed out of the window. I gazed outside and saw a beam of sunlight showing up. I then glanced at my mom who silently ate her breakfast.

”Your mom told you where youll be going right? ” My dad asked me. I nodded apprehensively. He sighed as he took a sip of some tea. That school is a good one for you. The best to be exact. It has a good education record. Im definitely youll be able to perform well in the end. ”

Yeah. I said to myself. Of course. Education. Get higher grades. But then I remember the last time I told them to stop pressuring me about higher grades.

”And youll be going with Georgia. ” He said gazing at me closely now. My dad always had a hint of possibilities on how I feel about certain people. He could just read the whole issue by the way I act or the attitude I exude.

”Yeah. Its great isn ? Well have a lot of fun. Am glad shes coming, its going to be the greatest time of my life! ” I said sarcastically as I smiled. My dad sighed but said nothing.I ate breakfast as fast as I could. I then headed back towards my bedroom and took my phone. Right then, my face lit when I saw the text message I was waiting for. I decided to call.

”Hello? ” A male voice said through the phone. I smiled.

”The nerve of you to text. ” I said to him.

”Oh Chloe. ” Denis chuckled. ”I thought somebody else was trying to talk to me. ”

”By somebody else you mean my mom? ” I asked as I gazed at the door. My mom has a habit of walking into my room without my consent.

”Yes . Her. How are you? ” He asked me.

”Am doing great. Physically fit but emotionally bounded to distress. ”

”Why is that? ”

”Im going to the same high school with Georgia. ” I said solemnly.

”Oh. Georgia. ” He said as he sighed.

Denis has been my first love for as long as I can remember. I started having feelings for him at an early age and when he got to meet Georgia, somehow he definitely knew that Georgia wasn the right friend for me. To us, Georgia was always a gossip. Talking behind our backs or trying to make the other feel as though we are really not doing the right thing being together.

It used to annoy me that she would tell people that Denis was just playing around with my feelings, which in reality we all had fallen in love with our own accord. Yes sometimes things didn work out between us but we mended our broken parts perfectly well. And now thinking that Ill be heading to the same school as her, irritated me.

”Do you even have any idea where I am heading to? ” He asked me.

”No really. ” I said uninterested.

”Even if am going the same place you are…it doesn matter? ”

”What? ” I asked astonished. I sat on the bed and put my focus on him.

”What did you say Denis? ” I nagged him.

”Well apparently we are going to the same school. ”

”You are kidding right? ” I asked him as I almost squealed with excitement.

”Well thats it. I just decided to talk to my dad out of taking me somewhere far away ..so he ended saying that I had to find a place where Id meet familiar faces.

”If in any way…I realize you are lying… ”

”I miss you Chloe. ” Denis interrupted me.

My heart skipped a bit as I blushed.

”I miss you too Denis. ” I said to him as I started reminiscing on the day when we last saw each other. I still remember the peck he gave me on my lips. I had hoped for something further, but then rules are rules and I never wanted to break any.

”I can wait to see you. ” He said .

”Me too. ” I replied. ”I just hope this is not a lie. ”

”Why would I lie to that one wonderful girl Ive always loved to have in my whole life? ”

I chuckled. I cleared my throat when I realized that in any minute my mom might pop up and give me something to do.

”Denis, I have to go. But I really can wait to see you again. ” I said sincerely.

”Just see me? ” He teased me.

”Whatever! After I get to see you Ill know exactly what to do with you next. ”

”Okay. ” He said as he sighed. ”Ill find you later then? ”

”Sure. ” I replied as he hang up . I sat on the bed and squealed with excitement. Denis is heading to the same school as I am. It was great wonderful!

”Chloe? ” My mom calls me as she opens the door. I gaze at her as I smile genuinely.

”Are you busy with something? ” She asks me.

”Aah, not really. ” I replied.

”I need help with washing the dishes. I have a place to go and if I start dealing with them now Ill get late. ”

”Sure mom. ” I said as I stood up and headed towards the kitchen. I definitely know there is no place shed go in a rush. She just wants me to go on..doing chores because she clearly thinks a girls should be quite fonds of doing housework. I sighed as I started washing utensils slowly.

As I kept washing the dishes I started thinking about the uniform. What color was it? How would I look in it? With this thick kind of figure and a height of 56, would I be funny to look at? What about this freckles on my face? Will I be confident about them? Should I change the way I walk and talk?

”Ill be quite focused. No distractions. ” I said to myself. ”Its me and books and Denis. I will not be close to Georgia no more. ” I sighed.

I kept thinking and daydreaming of how meeting Denis Will be. How happy and excited Ill be to kiss him so badly because Ive missed him this much. How Id always be by his side, take good care of him and just live him the way he loves me all the same.

”Oh Denis. ” I said as I smiled rinsing off the the foam from the plate.

”Who are you talking to? ” My dad said out of the blue. I almost fell the plate on the floor when he caught it. I gazed at him fearfully as I kept washing the utensils.

”Hows Denis? ” He asked me. I faked a smile. ”Denis? Denis who? ”

My dad chuckle lightly. ”The one you are so infatuated with. ”

”I am not infatuated with anybody. ” I pouted .

He smiled as he stood and gazed at me apprehensively.

”I know you better than anyone else. ”

I sighed. I gazed at him and replied whispering. ”He is fine. ”

He laughed as he went back to the sitting room. I breathed in and out heavily. This parents will drive me wild with the following every thing about me. Last time it was about the hairstyle I had , it almost made my dad irritated because of what his friends at the church told him. I was annoyed.

Sometimes I even hear him talking to my mom about me dressing in tight trousers. I mean am quite comfortable with trousers, whats wrong about them?

As I stood by the sink washing the utensils I told myself the moment I walk out of here and head to that new place I will definitely have to get the set of rules that matter to me only. Mostly here back at home lots of things done with teenagers are termed to be out of the right rules of life.

I mean life couldn get quite easier! I was heading somewhere far from home and that is never a problem to me. The fact that Ill be with Georgia does not make me lose hope at all. I mean Ive got Denis, the love of my life. What could possibly go wrong?

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