Empire High School Episode 32 by Ademide
It was on monday morning. I returned to school with no girl beside me. I was now alone. Elizabeth gave up on our friendship. She avoided me when I tried to apologize to her on Friday. She must be really mad at me for getting her into trouble.
The community service starts today and I already submitted my letter of apology to the school authority. For now I only need to apologize to Katherine but I was yet to find the right words to use. I regretted my action and wished I had not joined Caroline in posting those pictures.
I walked down the hallway, ignoring the buzz of gossips and whimpering. Some students whispered into each others ears, some glare at me, shaking their heads furiously. And I walked with my head bent.
I thought of Kate and how she must have felt when everyone was gossiping about her..Same with Adesewa.
Now here I am alone, friends gone,Joseph gone and everybody hating me. Than before.
I stumbled a little when I saw Kate with her girls. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t look into her eyes. I couldn’t bring myself to apologize to her.
I wondered what she would say or do?
Ignore, Yell or even insult me. I deserve it.
But I can’t take it all if she decides to do all that to me.
So I gave up..maybe some other time. When I’m bold enough to look into her eyes.
“Everything would be alright..”
I said to myself, trying to calm down.
I sat on my bed, writing In my diary, thinking about everything that had happened in the past weeks.
Principal Joel sent a letter to Linda Girls College, asking the Principal to look into the matter and take actions on Cynthia. Some days Later, Principal Joy sent a letter to Empire High School. Cynthia confessed and admitted that she had fabricated the whole story. She wrote that Cynthia has been stripped off her position and she was given a proper punishment.
Justice Served! Lols!
Cynthia’s Apology letter was attached to the one sent to our school and Principal Joy also apologized to me for not looking into the matter properly.
So case closed Diary!
I thought of Angella and her girls. Lizzy and Caroline already gave me their letters which I’d acknowledged in a nice and polite way. I told them I had forgiven them a long time ago and I have nothing against them.
Which was true!
I’m yet to receive a letter from Angella Benson. Everyone whispered about her as she walked around like a Pariah. They carried out the punishments of cleaning the school surroundings and toilets. It was obvious Angella wasn’t close to her girls anymore. They ignored each other and concentrated on their punishments. Most of our classmates also avoided them and they didn’t stop talking about them being “Bad Girls”.
I knew how they must be feeling with everyone gossiping, making rude jokes, and also avoiding them like a Plague.
I wouldn’t say they deserve it or serves them right because I feel pity for them.
And hope they all turn a new leaf and be good girls.
I thought about Kate as I opened my locker to pack up my books and some other stuffs in it. It was after the long awaited 1st Term Examination. And I haven’t apologized to Katherine. Why?
My mom felt it was better to apologize face-to-face than writing in a note. And I agree with her. But I was a bit scared of Kate.
If I went to her what would she say?
The Students of Empire High School were free to do what they wanted because the term has ended – except Me, Caroline and Elizabeth. We were already banned from social activities.
The Bell Rang. I sighed out loudly as I closed my locker. All the students made their way towards the Hall.
I needed to grab my backpack in class before heading to the Hall.
Then I saw kate and Temi walking together.
My heartbeat rapidly when our gaze met.
“Its now…Or never Angella. Apologize to her” A voice said at the back of my mind.
And then went over to them.
“Kate..” I said
She stared at me
“Can we talk?” I breathed out
“Hi Ella” Temi greeted
She quietly excused herself, leaving me alone with Katherine.
“Hello Kate” I said
“Hi Angella” she replied
No annoyance in her tone or angry expression. Thank God!
I swallowed hard and opened a book. I gave her the letter.
“I know that..I deserve every punishment given to me. I admit that what I did to you was bad but I am asking you to forgive me” I said
I wish I could express myself better to let her know I’m sincere.
I regretted every of my actions towards Kate. And you could say that – “i have learnt my lessons in a hard way”
She didn’t say anything. Kate stared at me like I was an alien.
“I’m really sorry. And I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me” I Said
Kate opened her mouth as if she wanted to say something but she stopped.
And like a slow motion she did the unexpected. She stepped forward and hugged me.
I was shocked!
Why is she hugging me?
“I have forgiven you Angella and I have nothing against you” she said.
I felt like a heavy load has been lifted off my shoulder. Glad to hear that she has forgiven even before I asked for her forgiveness.
“Thank you” I pulled away from her.
Kate reached for my face and wiped the tear that started down my right cheek.
I was crying!
“I shouldn’t be saying this now but I think its better to let you know to clear up the misunderstanding. There’s absolutely nothing going on between me and Joseph. And I purposely avoided him because I didn’t want you to think that we were a thing. I only went to the courtroom to talk to him about Emeka. That’s all. And I’m sorry.. I ruined your relationship with Joseph” she said
We broke up but it wasn’t her fault.
I nodded slowly
“It was my fault. I let my anger and jealousy take the best part of me and I didn’t think straight before taking actions” I said
Kate placed a hand on my shoulder and pats me gently
“Its okay..” She mumbled
We heard Mr Daniel’s voice and everyone in the hallway started hurrying into the hall.
“See you later” Kate said and walked away.
I stood on that spot for seconds, feeling empty, letting the tears flow uncontrollably. I couldn’t control them when realization hit me straight in the face.
Adesewa was right about Katherine.
She was totally different from me. Kate was beautiful and she has a good heart.
Forgiving me easily after my acts on her.
I felt guilty for hitting her In the basketball too for no reason.
I wish there was something I could do to take back all my actions,
But it was impossible.
Can I ever make things up to Kate?
The deeds were already done! I have learnt my lessons!
And I promise myself that I wouldn’t do anything stupid again but concentrate on my studies!
I didn’t know what to say Angella. She looked pitiful and I sensed the sincerity in her words. I watched and read her expression, Angella regretted her actions. So all I could think of was giving her a hug to assure her that I had truly forgiven her and also comfort her.
Everything would definitely be fine for Angella and her girls If they learn to forgive themselves for every actions they taken in the past.
I dropped the letter in my bag before joining my friends in the hall.
“What were you doing with Angella?”
I settled beside Elena.
“..Talking” I replied
“What did she say?” Temi asked
“She’s sorry about everything” I said
“I feel pity for Angella and her girls”
Temi said in a low tone
“Even after everything they did to her?!” Jones raised his brows
“I didn’t know what to say..”
“She deserves it” Jones interrupted me
“That’s unfair” I muttered
Jones rolled his eyes
“Oh! Sorry! I’m not a nice person” Jones said
Temi glared at him and he whistled lowly.
Students clapped as Mr Joel stepped on the stage. He lifted his microphone and made an announcement and speech for the end of term session.
I breathed out heavily.
Hurray! First Term has ended! 🌝
But the story continues!
Don’t Miss the Continuation Of EMPIRE HIGH SCHOOL, filled with lots of Fun, Drama and I won’t be focusing on Kate and Jeffrey but some other characters?
FIND OUT IN EHS
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