A realistic portrait of the distinct qualities of teenagers.
Yeah, she’s human! On a low-key I call her “Miss Mathematics”. Nope! Maths is not her favourite subject but she appears to be identical with the subject; very complex but once understood could be as simple as slurping noodles. Engaging in a conversation with her is twice as interesting as her character; an aspect that excites me. Our conversations birth ideas, disagreements and informal lessons.
The last time I chilled with her was one of my special days; the days I long to hear something different. Sitting just opposite her with my hands resting on the table, the fan which situated above us blew calmly, creating an effect that lifted the sheets of my jotter. The sheets produced perfect soundtrack for my curious mood. So, I said to her; “Cess, tell me a story”. She replied with gleeful expression; “Auntie Vicky, I will tell you a story I tell everyone.” What is this story everyone knows asides me? I doubled my listening frequency, a listening radio! Not like I expected anything but her story wasn’t what I should have expected if I had the chance to. Cess told me her early secondary school histoire.