It was a fresh Monday morning with no sunlight but morning dews. The roads were yet to get busy by bus drivers and passengers. Divine Glorious Academy anticipated students from several places who began to arrive at school in a large number because Mondays were known to be a serious day at school. If you are to be late on other days of the week, don’t be on Monday coz Sir Best wouldn’t take it likely with you. He was a young man in his 28. Many female students admired him but he never cared but carried out his duties both as a disciplinarian and as a teacher. He doesn’t joke with any students.
Nevertheless, the school environment began to saturate with students in red and white uniform: red skirt, white longsleeves shirt and white canvas for senior female students. While red trouser, white shirt and canvas for males. Junior students wear shortleeves and shot knickers. There were three elongated buildings with classrooms placed in U-shape and assembly ground in between them. Though it wasn’t yet assembly period but students could be seen hanging around there.
Henry stood with hands inside his pockets surveying the environment with an observation. He was quiet and cool with critical thinking faculty. He wasn’t too fair in complexion but had a handsome body. He was the only person known to wear eyeglasses in the whole school. Suddenly, he saw sir Best leading a young lady to the principal’s office.
“I guess that must be a new teacher” a male voice came from behind. Before Henry turned, the person had already placed a hand on his shoulder.
“Oh, Jerry” Henry realized who he was and concentrated on the young lady again going to the principal’s office with sir Best. “Yes, i guess she’s a new teacher but..” he added with a strange pause.
“But what?” Jerry released his hand from his shoulder standing in the same posture with him.
“There is something about her”
“I can’t put a finger on it”
Jerry sighed with an offensive look. “Guy, when will you stop this your unnecessary observations about people?”
“Until i prove psychology as a science to everybody” Henry walked out living Jerry in confusion. There was nothing like psychology in secondary school which was the main cause of the confusion. As Jerry wallowed in it, Joyce and Mary arrived. Both having the appearance of twins only that they had different faces.
“Hey, Jerry, you look confuse” Marry patted him. “Worry no more, she’s here now” she smiled.
“Who are you talking about?” Jerry asked without smiling.
“Your crush, Joyce”
“Oh, stop!” Joyce retaliated missing several friendly punch at Mary while Jerry let out a smile. They normally behave like that. Both stood still in front of him again then Joyce said, “Don’t mind her. What’s the problem?”
“Nothing” Jerry replied. “Did u see the lady that entered into the principal’s office with..”
“Yeah, we saw her” Mary interrupted.
“Who’s she?” Joyce asked.
“I have no idea. I guess she’s a new teacher” Jerry replied.
“Well, we shall know during assembly”
“But Henry said there is something strange about her”
Hearing that, the two girls began to laugh as if the statement was funny.
“What’s funny?” Jerry asked spreading his hands.
“So, na Henry you dey listen to? Heey!” Joyce clamped her hands dramatically.
“Leave Henry with his stupid observation that has no hypothesis, experiment and theory not to talk of conclusion” Mary laughed. Suddenly, the bell rang for assembly to take place.
Students gathered around giving bright colours of white and red. All respected and conducted themselves in a responsible manner without giving headache to Ruddy, the head boy who stood before the multitude making sure that all observes the terms and conditions guiding the assembly-ground and the school at large. He was tall and plumpy. Just as the national anthem ended and seeing the principal coming with the young lady, he said. “Put your ears on ground with no distractions let’s hear from the principal” he stepped down leaving the arena for them.
Everybody directed their eyes to the young lady who stood with Mr d!ckson, the principal. She was extremely beautiful with no much make-up. She’s fair, average in height and meek in heart. Henry observed her strange smile, movement and eye contact to students. “Gush!” he murmured.
The principal had a dark complexion well dressed in a black plain trouser and shirt with a necktie. “Good morning students” he began. “Today i bring good news to the senior students. The lady standing beside me will be handling you on one of the subjects. Let’s hear from her”
The lady took a step forward in the silence that circulated the assembly ground. Mary looked up to see their eyes caught together but she never cared waiting to hear from her like other students.
“I’m Miss Vivian, your new Biology
teacher” the lady introduced.
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