At last! The holidays are here, I thought to myself. I had waited so long for it. My mum had agreed that I could spend the holidays with the cokers. The cokers are good friends with my family. They have a daughter my age, Leyla she is so fun to be with. Five days after I was back from school for vacation, Leyla's mum came to pick me up . I had sighted her from the balcony. I ran inside , picked up my packed bag and made my way to the living room. By then, my mum and leyla's were chatting happily away. Finally, it was time to leave, I hugged my mum and so we went.
It wasn't my first time in Leyla's house ,owing to the cordial relationship between my family and hers . Leyla and her elder brother Magnus ,rushed out to welcome me as soon as we drove into the compound. Lala , as I call her, dragged me quickly into her room. She could not wait to update me on the new development with her and her crush Jim. She showed me the letter he wrote her, he called her his priceless jewel,and all she could do was glow as I read out jim's sweet words to her.
As an only child of my parents, I could sometimes feel so lonely. Especially when my parents are out or busy with work. So every opportunity to spend time in Leyla's house was just so welcomed to me. I was having a swell time. But then, I had noticed something ,or rather someone ,whose attitude was giving me cause to worry. It was Magnus. I did not like the way he looked at me. It is the same way brother Kuma does whenever I have to run errands for mum around our neighbourhood. Like he wanted to see what was underneath my skirt. I thought he might have noticed how uneasy his stare makes me and yet he stares on and on, like i am a prize, his prize.
And then, one fateful day, i was to go back home as the holidays were drawing to a close. Leyla and her mama had to go for an urgent fitting at the tailor's. I could not go with as I had to get my stuff ready for when they would be back and then we can all drive to my house. So that meant I had to stay home alone with Magnus.
I was busy packing my things when magnus grabbed me by the waist. He was so strong. I knew then that I had to do something fast before he could overpower and have his way with me. From where I was standing while I was bent over , struggling and trying not to lose my balance, I remembered I had my heeled Shoes in my still opened bag on the bed just in front of me. I immediately reached for it and hit magnus hard on the head. He tore away from me suddenly, cried out in pain and then fled. Till date i am still surprised at his reaction and my ability to ward him off even though I was afraid. It might be because I had seen it coming or he is just a jelly boy
Well, leyla and Mrs cooker came home and off we went to my house. Later in the week leyla was telling me how her brother got into a fight and sustained an head injury. Hmmn...If only they knew the real cause of his injury....
I am still friends with leyla. My family is still friends with the cokers. I still go to the coker mansion from time to time. And, i still see magnus, only he doesn't dare look at me.