Vivian and Betty went to Lucia’s desk Immediately the recession bell was jingled. She was packing her books into her bag. Vivian looked at Richard he was also arranging his books, she went to him and Betty followed. “Hi am Vivian.”
“Am Betty, we are both Lucia’s friend.” Betty said
“Ok, it’snice meeting you guys.” Richard said.
“Your name is Richard right?” Vivian asked
“Yes, Richard Carson.” Richard said
“Can we call you Richie?” Betty asked
“Yes as you wish.” Richard said. Lucia was done packing her books, she signalled Vivian and Betty but they didn’t pay attention to her, she got angry and started leaving, they saw her leaving and they followed her. “Hey Lucy, wait up.” Betty said. She stopped and glared at them provockingly. “Wats wrong with you both, why were u misbehaving earlier in the class?” She asked
“Misbehaving? We weren’t misbehaving okay, we were only introducing our self to the new student.” Vivian said
“Oh really, alright why don’t you go back there and keep introducing yourselves.” Lucia said.
“Hey Lucy, you have started again, why are you being mean to the new student?” Betty asked.
“What do you mean being mean, who told you I was mean to him?” Lucia asked
“I saw the way he was smiling at you in class, trying to be friends with you then you yelled at him.” Betty said.
“I never yelled at him, I only told him to stop staring at me.” Lucia said
“He’s new here, you shouldn’t treat him d way you treat other boys that once asked you out, maybe he just want to be friends with you since you guys desk is close to each other.” Vivian said
“Oh so because he’s new I should treat him like a king right?” Lucia asked
“No one is saying you should treat him like a king, just be nice to him.” Betty said
“And what if I don’t want to?” Lucia asked
“Then don’t get mad when we are trying to be nice to him.” Vivian said
“Hmph.” Lucia smirked and walked away.
After the lunch break, the students were all sitted, Lucia asked them for their maths work book and they all submitted, after collecting, she divided it into two, she took half and left the remaining for Richard to carry. He carried it and they both went to Mr Cash’s office.
“Hey Lucy, can I talk to you for a minute?” Richard asked on there way back from the maths teacher’s office. Lucia stopped and turned to him. “Yes, what is it?” She asked
“Can we be friends? I want us to be friends since we are sit mate.” Richard said.
“No.” Lucia said and starts walking away.
“Wait, why don’t you want to be friends with me?” Richard asked.
“Because I don’t want to, I don’t like you so why will I want to befriend u?” Lucia asked.
“Why don’t you like me? Is it because of what the maths teacher said about me being your rival?” Richard asked.
“Why will I have you for that?” Lucia asked.
“Well I heard you always come first in class, but don’t worry I don’t intend to take ur position from you.” Richard said.
“I don’t want to be friends with you and I don’t care if you take my position or not, but you will have to work hard before you can take it from me.” Lucia said away.
Betty ran into the class and went direct to Vivian’s desk. “Vivian, guess what I saw.” She said
“What did you see? Did you see a ghost?” Vivian asked.
“No, I saw Lucy, she was talking with Richard just now as I was coming from the restroom.” Betty said
“Really? What were they talking about?” Vivian asked
“How am I supposed to know, I didn’t go close to them,I didn’t allow them to see me.” Betty said.
“Hmm, but I thought she doesn’t want to be friends with__.”Vivian stopped talking when she saw Lucia entered the class and Richard followed behind her. Vivian called her. Lucia saw Betty sitting on Vivian’s desk, she knew something was up, she walked over to Vivian’s desk and stood beside Betty. “Yes whats wrong.” Lucia asked.
“What were you discussing with Richard? Betty said she saw you two talking at the lobby.” Vivian said
“We weren’t talking about anything important, he just said he wants to be friends with me, thats all.” Lucia said.
“Wow, so wat was ur response?” Vivian asked
“Well I told him no.”
“What! Why did you say no to him?” Betty asked
“Because I don’t like him.” Lucia said.
“Wait, don’t tell me you told him directly dat you don’t like him.” Vivian asked
“Yes I did, look, I really don’t like that guy, he looks like a flirt to me.” Lucia said
“Flirt? Lucy! How can you say such thing.” Betty said.
“Well dats wat I think of him, am going to my desk.” Lucia said and left. She saw Richard looking at her and he looked away wben she saw him.