I rushed out of the room and saw two prefects. “Please, there’s a fight going on…” “Between Jeffrey and Eric.” I said breathlessly.
“Please…come…they might kill themselves.” I shrieked.
The two prefect exchanged glances. Then, they smiled knowingly.
“Where are they?” The first one asked.
I told them and we all ran to the room.
“Stay outside boy…we’ll separate them.” One said and patted my shoulder.
The two walked in. Silence followed.
“Aargh…” I heard a sharp cry.
It seems, something is wrong. I tried opening the door but it’s locked from inside.
Then I heard the sound of blows and someone was groaning inside.
Then, Mason came.
“Why are you here?” Mason asked.
“Hmm..The door is locked and…” I think of a way to put the words.
Mason looked at me suspiciously, then he said.
“Fred said I should call you…meet him in the dormitory hall ”
“Okay..” I said and rushed out.
I got to the dormitory and looked for Fred but he’s nowhere to be found.
“HEY boy…” someone called and I turned back to see those two prefect.
“Your mission is accomplished, we’ve successfully separated the fight” The first one said and the other giggled.
“Oh…thanks a lot.” I said whimsical.
“You’re welcome.” They replied with a grin.
Then I started heading back to the hostel.
As I got to the door…I pushed it open and met four pair of eyes darted angrily at me.
Eric was lying flat on a mat with no clothes on. While Fred knelt beside him and dipped a small towel in a bucket of hot water. She squeezed out the water and touched the towel on Eric’s body, making him groan in pain.
Mason held a first aid box, while Alex took assisted Fred with the hot water massage.
They all glared at me.
“Oliver…” Fred called with a stern voice.
“Tell me the best punishment to give to you at this instant moment?” Fred asked. I hesitated
“What did I do wrong.” I asked.
“Just because Eric is cruel to you, doesn’t mean you should do this to him.” This time, Mason was the one who spoke.
“I… don’t… understand”
Fred stood up furiously.
“What is it you don’t understand, you called the Jboys to gang up to beat Eric and you are acting pretentious.” He seethed.
“Jboys?, who are the J-boys.” I asked
Fred loosed his temper, in no second, he stood front of me and gave me a viscous slap.
I held cheek unable to cry. “You shouldn’t have slap him yet.” Alex muttered as he came closely to me. He pulled me away and took me to the extreme part of the room.
“Why did you do that, Oliver?” Alex asked calmly as we’re alone.
“I don’t still understand… what are you guys saying.” I cried.
He drew in a fortifying breath and exhaled a torturous one.
“Okay…just Tell me, what really happened today.” He probed.
“Like, why did you call those prefect?” He asked.
“I saw Jeffrey and Eric in a serious battle. I was tempted to separate them, but I felt, I might get hurt.
So I rushed out to see two prefect in the school field.
I called them and pleaded with them to help separate ,, ,, ,,”
I finished explaining. Alex sighed. “You wouldn’t have called anyone. Those two prefects you called are Jerry and Jeremy. They are Jeffrey’s gang and Eric’s greatest enemies. You made a mistake by calling them. They didn’t actually separated the fight, but they gang up against Eric and tortured him with their belts and cane. Now Eric is in much pains.
And everyone is thinking that you intentionally called Jerry and Jeremy to beat up Eric.” Alex explained and my mouth opened agape.
“I told you before, just avoid anything concerning Eric. Even if you see him falling in a pit…ignore him and walk away.” Alex added. “Now they are all angry with you.”
Bag of troubles.
Alex put his hand around my shoulder and we walked back to the trio. “Fred, Eric, Mason…you all misunderstood…”
“He has fed you up with lies.” Eric cut in. Alex heaved.
“Hear me out first…”
“Save your explanation.” Eric snorted.
“Senior Eric…is not what you think. And am sorry for …”
“Shut up, Oliver…you always have an excuse.
” Fred sneered.
***”Believe me or not…I never had any evil attention against Eric, but if actually he was beaten…Then good for him, at least he would stop seeing himself as a god.” *
I was tempted to say it aloud, but I didn’t.
“I understand Oliver…and I believe every word you say…But my main reason for being angry at you is because you violated the rule we gave you. You are not allowed to talk to anyone in the school…no one is trusted.” Fred finally said.
“Am sorry senior Fred, it won’t happen again.” I said with my head, bow.
“Its okay.” Fred muttered blandly and Eric suddenly sprung up.
He glared at me, then turned to Fred.
“What are we going to do to the Jboys.” He asked.
“Nothing for now…The basketball competition is by noon.” Fred said and looked knowingly at Alex, Alex returned the look to Mason, who in turn, return it to Fred.
A wry smile curved at their lips and they nodded knowingly.
“Can you play basketball?” Fred asked me and I nodded.
Though am not sure.
“You’ll join us…” He said and dragged me along.
We got to a large room in the school.
“This is the changing room…put This on.” Fred said as be handed me some jersey and short.
“Change now…there’s No time.” He urged as he pull down his trouser, leaving him with just boxer. I looked at his virile body, nice chest, flat stomach, with six complete ridges.
With the nice masculine hair from his novel, down to his ….
“Oliver there’s no time…everyone is waiting.” He nudged.
No…I can’t change front of him. Never.
It seems, he read my mind. He suddenly burst into laughter.
“C’mon boy…am a guy, stop all this fuss and change now.” He said still laughing.
“No…turn around.” I said.
He frowned and look closely at me. He brought his face closer to mine and looked deeply at my lips.
Slowly, his lips met mine. Hell…
I couldn’t breath. I stood limp unable to respond or resist.
Somehow, it feels good but awkward..
How can a boy kissed his fellow boy.
He took his tongue into mine and I prayed fervently for the floor to open.
I shut my eyes tight. Then he withdrew suddenly, so sudden. He shut his eyes tight and opened it, then he said to himself.
“I can’t believe I did this.”
I stood in awe.
He looked at me and without saying a word or giving an order, he walked out of the changing room.
I quickly pulled down my short and wore the sports own.
Quietly, I walked out of the room too. Still thinking of what just happened.
I got to the field and it was already set.
The FAME Vs J BOYS [Jeffrey, Jerry, Jeremy and James].
“Each team, should pick one more person.” The referee announced.
Eric waved at me to come and I surprisingly rushed to join them. The Jboys picked up one boy.
Then, the whistle was blown and the ball was first tackled by Jeffrey who bounced it continuously and started running with it to our post.
But Alex took it from him and passed it on to Eric who in turn gave Mason.
Fred wasn’t really concentrating, he kept looking intently at me, making me look away.
The ball suddenly bounced towards me and I took it and bounced with my hands.
Then with great dexterity, I sped passed everyone and moved to the opponents post.
I jumped high to throw the ball…But it seems am too short.
I tried again. Then something or someone, lifted me up and I put the ball to the net, making student shout happily.
“Good boy.”..Jeffrey said to me.
And I found out, he was the one who lifted me.
“Whats wrong with you…weren’t You concentrating?” Alex yelled at me and I became confused.
He supposed to cheer me up.
“Oh…Oliver, you scored us…” Mason said disappointedly.
Then it dawned on me. I scored myself.
Then a heavy slap descended on my face.
Making me fall to the floor.
You can guess who slapped me.
Eric of course.
Then Fred jumped in to my rescue and a serious fight ensued between Fred and Eric.
Not a fight…a beat….Fred was beating the hell out of Eric while crowd gathered
And, I, Oliver Wealth is the cause.
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