didn't think I would ever fall in love, come to think of it I never thought I would fall for Romeo, my best friend. Let's just say that love gets people in ways which you wouldn't expect.

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                                                New School

I didn’t think I would ever fall in love, come to think of it I never thought I would fall for Romeo, my best friend. Let’s just say that love gets people in ways which you wouldn’t expect.

It was a Tuesday morning. It had finally come; the day when I was moving schools. I can still remember what was going through my head that morning. ‘Thank god I’m out of that shit hole’ I sighed, I was so nervous, ‘what if I don’t make any friends’ ‘what if everyone hates me’ I sighed again. All those negative thoughts where rushing through my head, I was very sure I was gonna punk out but I kept my cool.                                                    I had just finished having a bath and I was going to find something to wear. Don’t get me wrong I have so many clothes, but trust me its all about the mood the weather’s in and the mood I’m in. As soon as I opened my wardrobe, clothes came piling out ‘DAMN!’ I thought ‘I need to do some spring cleaning!’ I usually take a long time to get ready but seeing as this was my first day at a new school I HAD to take my time. The sun was hitting in through my window so I decided to go ghetto and wear my denim dungarees, white tank top with ‘top gurl’ written on it, and my dark blue converses.

 I put on some lip gloss, popped sum chewing gum in my mouth, grabbed my dark blue and light blue Nike ‘Just do it’ bag and then I ran down the stairs to the kitchen, to find a note on the counter, it was from mum; Honey I have gone to work. ‘Well duh’ I thought. Ten pounds is in the draw. P.s/make sure you’re not late.

I scrunched up the note and threw it in the bin. I then headed to the draw, pulled it open and took out the ten pounds that my mum had left for me.

Mum works at a bank, I am considering studying law when I go to university. I know it seems like a long time away but you’ve got to be prepared. I love History and it just seems like a well paying job.         

My dad died of a liver cancer when I was two. So I guess it wasn’t really painful for me at that time seeing as I was still very young and I didn’t understand what was happening. When I was in primary school nearly everyone had a dad I was really confused, it must have been hard for my mum because I kept on asking her where my dad was and she’d always tell me that he was in a lovely place. Well I’m hurt now because I didn’t get to know him, and all I have is a picture of me in his arms when I was a newborn. Mum does date but they just come and go.

         I took my keys, my ipod, and my phone from the counter, and opened my front door. I realised that I had forgotten something and descended back to my kitchen counter to get my sunglasses. I got out of my house then I locked the door. I then unlocked my garage, and then I unlocked the chains from my electric scooter.

The only reason I use an electric scooter is to get around because I’m too young to drive a car and I’m too young to ride a moped, its all good though. I had to save up and buy it with my own money (no fair) because my mum said ‘she wasn’t going to waste good money on an electric scooter when she could spend it on something else’ and I said ‘well then what I’m I going to do?’, she was like ‘take public transport’, I was like ‘the bus?’ ‘OH HELL NAH!!’

 I walked my scooter out of the garage then I locked the garage door. Then I was finally off, I knew the location of the school because I had been there twice to take tests, and might I add that all of the tests I had taken I had passed. It took about fifteen minutes to get there on the scooter.

It was the beginning of July, summer; my favourite part of the year, the sun was shining directly into my eyes so I put on my sunglasses. I also turned my ipod on, and it started playing ‘so what’ by Field Mob ft. Ciara, that was the jam back then, and everyone was playing it.

         I’m 5ft5 1/2; I like to think that that’s an average height but people say I’m short. I have shoulder length hair. I’m a black girl with green eyes, I’m 15 years old and I’m a Scorpio, I think that zodiac is sick. I might get a tattoo of a Scorpion on my lower back when I’m a bit older, my mum would kill me I ever got a tattoo done while living under her roof.



                    Different Scenery

When I finally got to my new school my nerves returned. WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S where written in big bold black letters on the gate. I turned my ipod off and got off my scooter to chain it, I learnt that nearly half of the school owned electric scooters. Students were entering the school gates. I was told to go to the reception when I arrived. I walked on a long path to get to actual building. Once I got into the building I turned to my first right. There it was the reception just how it was the previous time I had been there to visit. I took off my sunglasses. Students were making their way to their form rooms.

“May I help you?” asked the lady behind the desk

She was a stubby lady, probably over 40 and she looked like she had been working at St. John’s for a long time.

“Erm…. Hi I’m Khia Williams” I replied in a low voice

“Nice to meet you Khia, you are the new student starting 10a, right?” she asked

“Erm…. Yea” I answered

“Well do not be nervous you will be just fine. You walk through the door just there” she said pointing to a green door, she handed me a key with 301 on it “that is for your locker, your class is on the second door to the right and you will see 10a written on the door.” She explained

“Ok…… thanks” I said walking off.

All those negative thoughts that were rushing through my head earlier that morning were rushing through my head at that precise moment.

I finally got to the door which had 10a written on it, it wasn’t hard to find, and next to the classrooms were the lockers that the receptionist had given me a key for. I took a deep breath in and a deep breath out. I turned the knob of the door.

“Ah Khia Williams……………,” I remembered the guy, Mr. Ross; I met him at the meeting with the head teacher the other time. He was so tall and he wore round glasses and his trousers were pulled up so they looked like ankle swingers, I tried not to laugh. “……Nice to see you again, as you know I will be your teacher for the rest of the year and this will be your form for the rest of the year”

  Everybody was staring at me, some smiling and some looking at me blankly until I heard a voice say:

“Girl even in dungarees you look sexy”

By now all the boys were laughing. I looked to the back of the classroom, where I thought I had heard the voice come from. A boy was rocking on his chair smirking at me, I was sure it was him. He was a black boy with coolly hair; he had it tied up in a pony tail. He was wearing a white t-shirt, denim jeans and white air forces.

“Ok that’s enough” said Mr. Ross “Khia take a seat”

“Baby you can come and sit on daddy’s lap if you want”

“Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!” all the boys started laughing again.

I took no notice of them; I thought to myself he must have been the stupidest boy in the class’.


Every teacher has a strict side, everyone got quite.

I started looking around for a seat then I saw him, Romeo, dark brown eyes with tight cornrows all back but complicated and he had on a white head band, wore baggy denim jeans, white air force ones with a green tick and a white t-shirt, on top of that he had on a green and white ‘Magic’ jersey. He wore diamond studded earrings on each ear and a sliver chain with a capital ‘R’ on it. It was right then that I knew his name had to start with the letter ‘R’, I can still remember how he looked at me; he just smiled acknowledging me. I smiled back at him.

“You can sit here if you want” he offered, his voice was so deep.

“For sure” I said, eyes still on him

“Sorry on behalf of my boy T he’s crazy, don’t mind him” he apologised

How sweet I thought, he apologised on behalf of his friend, who mind you was being incredibly obnoxious.  

I assured him “It’s all right”

I sat next to him and might I add how he smelled mmmmmm cologne I thought he was the cutest boy in the class, and I also thought that we would set it off.

“Can everyone turn their text books to page 62 now” said Mr. Ross

Everyone did as they were told; I and Romeo were sharing a text book. Even though we were told to settle down the room was still noisy, I thought to myself I am gonna fit in this class. I put my head down, and sat in silence.

        At the end of the math lesson, Mr. Ross handed me a diary and showed me the page were my schedule was. I checked for my next lesson and was disappointed to see that it was German. I had been learning German at my old school and I hated it. It was so boring but it wasn’t optional. I put my diary into my bag, got up from my seat and was heading out of the door when I heard Romeo say; “So what lesson you got now?”

I signed “I got German” from that sigh he could tell that I wasn’t happy about it.

“Don’t worry, I got German too and I hate it, but it aint optional, if it was up to me nobody would learning languages trust me”

I smiled at him. Those words made me feel a little bit better.

“Do you mind if I walk with you?” he asked

 I answered “Sure”

“I’m Romeo” he told me.

I liked that name, the letter ‘R’ I smiled to myself

“I’m Khia” I told him forgetting that he already knew my name

“I know” he said, I blushed and with that he smiled. I smiled back at him but that was a smile of embarrassment. “So what school did you go to before coming here?” he asked

 “Douglas High” I answered

“Cool cool I know people from there, from what I’ve heard that schools alright”

“Yea that’s what I thought when I first started the school”

“So why did you leave?” he asked

 I thought to myself, isn’t this boy nosy. I didn’t reply. “Sorry for being so inner. We are here now” he told me

“Oh don’t worry about it” I said

 He smiled at that, I didn’t really wanna tell anyone why I changed schools and I had my reasons. We were standing outside the class, Romeo decided to change the subject.

“I like your style” he said smiling

“I like yours too,” I said back, I really did like his style, in fact I loved his style.


“Your welcome”

We went into the classroom and sat down. We were sat next to each other. We were in complete silence simply because we had nothing to talk about, until he asked me a question about German because he needed help.

“B-a-c-k-e-r-e-i” I answered  

Finally the bell went. In Douglas High we had six lessons but in St. Johns we have five lessons so I was quite happy about that. I started packing my books away into my bag.

“I’m gonna meet up with my boys, I’ll see you in the cafeteria soon.” He said to me

“All right see you later” I answered back

“Later” he said

Then he winked at me. He was off like a shot.



                           New Friends

I didn’t know where the cafeteria was so I just followed the crowd. When I entered the cafeteria I went to get my food then started to look around for a table.

I heard a female voice say; ‘Khia! Right?’

I turned around to the direction of where the voice had come from. When I saw who it was I answered. The table was half full and everyone was munching.

 “Yea, that’s me” I said politely

“I’m Chenelle, and this is Kerisha, Kelly, Shandrea and Chantay” She said pointing to each girl “We are the girls from 10a, you can jam with us if you want?” she asked giving me a friendly smile.

“Sure” I said returning the smile

“Nice to meet you” they all said

I smiled at them.

“So what school were you in before?” asked Chenelle

“Douglas High” I said taking a bite out of my chicken sandwich

“Douglas High, Douglas High, Douglas High. I’ve heard of that school” she said

“So why you leave?” asked Kerisha

Everyone had stopped what they were doing and all eyes were on me, I had to make up something fast.

“Err I……I….err”

Chenelle could see I was struggling; “That’s none of our business”

I started sipping my drink.

“Your right” said Kelly agreeing with Chenelle

“So what do you think of this school” Chantay asked

“Yea I think it’s cool, I like it”

“Yeaaaaaa” said Kelly beaming

Romeo and his boys turned up at our table. Romeo had a string vest on; you could see his six packs through his vest. That’s good he didn’t catch me staring at it that would have been a totally embarrassment.

“Hey people, you all right Khia?” he asked

“I’m fine thanks” I answered

“Oh you people know each other already?” asked Kerisha, kind of amazed, like we wasn’t going to get to know each other.

“Oh yeh, we are in the same German lesson” replied Romeo

“Oh ok” she said looking at me.

I felt uncomfortable because of her constant stare. The boys sat down.

 “Oh my bad, Khia these are my boys, this is T, well you’ve already meet him” Romeo said smiling

“Yea sorry about that, I was on the hype” T said laughing

“It’s all right” I said smiling, but I still thought he was stupid.

“This is Ty” he said pointing to him “J.J, J.D and Dre”

I greeted them; “Nice to meet you”

They all nodded.

“So what do you think of this school?” asked Dre

“It’s cool” I answered

“Yeaaaaaa, we think so to” said Romeo smiling “well we are going shoot some hoops now, we’ll see ya’ll later”

“Stay blessed” said T

“Bye” we all said’

They went.

“So none of them are your boyfriends?” I asked

“Nah we’re all just friends” said Chenelle

“Oh ok”

“Why do you like any of them, maybe Romeo?” Kerisha asked quickly

“Nah I was just asking” I replied

I was a bit startled by her quick curiosity. I thought to myself this girl is weird.

“We have all known each other since we started primary, except Kerisha who moved her two years ago.” explained Chenelle.

 I nodded; Chenelle seemed to be the leader of the group.


                                 Just a Friend

Weeks went by quickly; Romeo started treating me like a mate. I guess he didn’t feel like he had to be nice to me anymore because I wasn’t the new girl anymore. I was happy about the weeks flowing by so quickly because I didn’t even like school.

It was the last day of school and I was over the moon. Summer vacation started the next day. We didn’t have to do no work; instead we were repainting our form room because it had been a long time since it was last decorated. We were having so much fun, we had the radio on Choice fm; the house of hip hop and R&B and it was playin, ‘Grills’ by Nelly. That crunk tune was of the chain and everybody was feeling it. We were all wearing blue overalls; it looked like we were all doing some what, some kind of dance. We were all painting, cracking jokes, dancing and singing along to the music being played. I and Romeo were at one side of the room painting and the others where in different parts of the room.

Join now!

“So what do you think of Rihanna?” I asked Romeo.

“Random question huh?” he asked back

“Yea” I laughed “Lots of boys say she’s beyond pretty.”

 He stopped dancing and put his fingers to his chin.

“Those boys are right” he said grinning “and she reminds me of you” he said smiling but not flirting.

I looked at him in a real weird way because I thought Rihanna was real pretty.

“You think I got a big head?” I asked laughing because I was joking.

“Yea, how did you guess” he replied

“Hey!!” I said hitting him playfully

“I’m joking ...

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