Holidays were her best days. Not just because she can afford to laze around all day, but it affords her the all expectant opportunity to see and share love with her siblings. Oh! How she loves her siblings.
It is also the best because she will be away from her FGC Sokoto school mates and her teachers for a while. Especially Mr Audu. The young, proud son of an Emir, who acts like he is a blessing to the school and the girls especially.
But away from that for the time being. There is a pressing issue at hand. If she was older, this would have amounted to an issue of National importance.
In all her 14 years in this world, she has never been this confused. And people, especially her parents, think she is focused and can think on her feet.
Her friends call her ‘FOF’ meaning ‘face of Africa’. She has a sculptor’s delight of a face. Well set facial bones covered with the most exquisite black skin, laced with the most perfect white dentition and finished with a set of deep sea eyes, that appear to be autonomous in their roving and innocent seductive forays. A pair of dimples completes the facial features.
She has also been told she has the best pair of long legs for her age. And she had practiced indoors on how to walk with those killer legs. Her budding trunk features completes her. Her name is Bianca. She is 14, a first child, the only daughter and an SS2 student at FGC Sokoto.
Today she is to go on a date with Israel, a dashing? Young student at King’s college. This is the second date and she had agreed to go with him to his friend’s place. His friend’s parents are on summer holidays, so he is ‘home alone’ kind of with a young Aunty, who is more preoccupied with the retinue of men who come checking on her and how to extract a promise of secrecy from Emeka (Israel’s friend) not tell his parents about the strange noises that come from her room on each visit, than with instituting discipline in the young men’s lives.
She thought of opening up to her mum – the only adult female in her life but she knew better. She knew that all hell will be let loose.
Now she misses her school mates. Amina would have come up with a solution and an idea as usual. She claims to have done everything any adult had ever thought of about sex. She proves her claims with text messages and practical demonstrations in their dormitory. Sometimes she has cause to doubt her but she reels out the steps to every act like a pro and leaves all of them gaping like tourists in a Kenyan Zoo.
“Would Israel use a condom”? She thought. Then banished the thought as quickly as it formed. “Who said there would be anything”? She consoled herself.
“Would it be painful”? Everybody besides Amina has said it is painful. But Amina insists it is bliss. God! That girl Amina!
She has also heard about pregnancy but still do not understand it all. I mean how could anybody be pregnant from just the first time? Na so e easy?
At 2:30 pm her heart started those flurry movements again. The thought of being in Israel’s arms again sends amazing chills through her spine. And that kiss. God! Does he know how to kiss?
And the feelings aroused in her when he fondled her breasts the last time was just…wait…just WOW!
This is quickly doused by the pregnancy and HIV thoughts. FEAR! Fear as never before experienced.
She made up her mind to go on and face the music. Is this what sex education was supposed to be about? And who was to give her hers? Definitely not the mother she has. And her Dad? Just count that one out….
She was to hear two sets of bad news in the coming weeks that completely changed her life. Bianca became a woman at age 14.
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