THAT SHOULD BE ME
By Virginia Asenath
I went inside the house and Scot was still there. It seems they are getting along well with Lily because she was laughing. I walked to Glenn’s room and she was already sleeping. She is an introvert and some people think she is proud. She is the sweetest girl I have met. I went to my room and got a call from Harry. I picked it immediately.
????I’m at your house. You forgot something.
????Okay am coming.
I hanged up and ran out.
He was leaning on his car with a cap looking down.
‘Let’s go in,’ I suggested.
‘Not today, I came with my car and people may see,’
‘Where is Scot’s car?’
‘I took it to his house already,’
‘Okay, what did I forget?’
He opened the door and handed me a drawing board facing downwards. I changed it and it was my picture. The security lights were on so I saw the beautiful picture.
‘You did it?’ I asked and he nodded.
‘Who are you?’
‘Strange Harry?’ I asked I he chuckled.
‘I need to before someone recognizes me,’ he said and I sighed.
‘Will you tell me who you are?’ I asked calmly.
I just need to know who I fell in love with.
‘Not here but I promise to tell you one day,’
He kissed my cheeks and entered the car. I watched until he was out of sight.
I took the picture to my room, placed it beside my bed and started admiring it. I was admiring and didn’t realize someone had joined me inside the room.
THAT SHOULD BE ME
‘Who did that? Can he or she do mine?’ Lily’s voice came from behind me and I was startled at first.
‘Harry drew it?’ I said smiling.
‘Does he know how to draw?’ she asked.
I wanted to tell her the truth but I promised to keep his secret. If Lily knows he can draw then she may join the dots that he is not who she think he is.
‘He said a friend did it for him,’ I said ruefully.
‘Have you met that friend?’
‘If you meet him please let me know, I need mine,’ she said and left.
I locked the door before picking my diary.
Dear diary, I love Harry but am afraid I don’t know him yet.
I wrote inside and placed it back in my drawer.
I went to check on Glenn and put off the lights before going back to bed.
I need to do something special for him, using my talent now won’t hurt. I picked my pen to write a poem dedicated to him.
I folded the paper and put it in my bag. I will call him tomorrow and give him. I checked my phone but no text from him. I felt sad and went to bed.
I had a long day and am tired. I wrote a letter for Nadia, I don’t need her in my school. I wrote a letter to the principal and went to bed.
I woke up early the next morning and called my dad. I need a new principal and he needs to bring one. After preparing I took my phone and remembered I didn’t check on my Sofia. I called and she picked after trying two times.
????So you have remembered I exist?
She said sounding angry.
????What have I done?
????You didn’t text nor call what if something bad happened to me?
????Nothing will happen. I’m sorry I didn’t text I got engaged.
????Do you have someone else?
????Are you jealous?
She didn’t reply but hanged up.
This girl is crazy, I told her I loved her and she didn’t answer and now she is angry I didn’t call. I will meet her in school today then will see what I can do.
So he has a girlfriend that he is engaged to and here I am loving him. I wish I knew. I left the house without having breakfast because I lost my appetite. We left for school and I remained silent.
‘Are you okay?’ Lily asked and I nodded.
I ran to class and the teacher was already in. I wasn’t even attentive in class and after the first two lessons someone called for me.