Author: Connie Xulu

My professor

part 8 my professor

(Latoya's POV) . Next following day its a Monday my class starts at 8am. Mum volunteered to take us all to our destination. We first dropped Pearl in her school Boni and Sphe inside town then C'ndi and I at campus. The time is almost 8am so we went to class. Amica Khali and Rose they looked like walking zombies I could tell they didn't have enough time to rest they were partying throughout the whole weekend. Mr Wells shortly walked in and greeted us. Mr Wells_: "I have finished marking your Friday test so today I want us to do corrections." He started giving us ourtest. I'm so nervous at this moment. Finally I got my paper and I'm surprised by the total mark I got. 88/100 wasn't something I expected. I expected something below 60. Mr Wells_: "I am not happy with your marks though no one failed but I know y'all can do much better than this. I have your previous years record and they are quite impressive. So I want y'all to keep those good marks. Only 4 students got above 80 the rest of you were playing arount 60 - 50. I know the pass rate is 60 but 50 is better than below it. So please let's work together." I wondered who got the highest mark. We started with corrections. I took out my phone and sent a whatsapp chat to C'ndi asking about the mark she got. She told me she got 89 Khali and Rose both got 83 and Amica got 77. We continue chatting. Lelo isn't online I wondered if he's in school. "Am I boring you Latoya Jones." A voice said. I raise up my eyes to see Mr Wells who is gazing at me. Mr Wells_: "Are we boring you or you don't care about what you're doing that is why you're busy on your phone?" He said. I muttered sorry as I put away my phone. I had forgotten that I'm still in class. Mr Wells_: "Can I have your your answer paper?" I took my paper to him. Latoya_: "Why do you want my paper?" He did not respond he gave me a straight look without any emotions. And I raised my left eyebrow in question looking straight in his eyes. Mr Wells_: "Please go back to your seat Miss Jones." I went to my place and have a seat. He continued with whatever he was doing. Later he brought back my paper to my place. "Interesting answers." He said as he placed it infront of me. Then walked away. Mr Wells_: "Well tomorrow we are starting a new module. If you have questions to ask about the one we just finish now you can ask me now while we all still here and after class I have 30 minutes free so you can stay behind and discuss it with me." Class dismissed. We went to have our lunch at our usual spot. Turns out Lelo didn't come to school. After having our lunch we all decided to depart on our own ways. The others wanted to go and have some rest. And I just wanted to spent time with family because mum and dad they leaving tonight. C'ndi and I took a taxi to home. We spent the rest of our day with parents. Later they prepared to leave we took them to airport. They promised to visit again soon. - Days went by things were just fine. The school fashion show is in two days. Lelo has asked me Rose and Khali to wear his garments during the fashion show. I was now in good shape because I have gone back to the gym and I eat healthy since my contract with my agent has started. As per a normal day I woke up and prepared myself for the day. My class start at 12pm and ends at 16:00pm. So I first went to the gym for some work out for about an hour. After gym I went to meet up with friends at our usual spot. Its a Thursday so I found them having few drinks before class. I ordered water with lemon for myself. Latoya_: "Are you ready for Saturday Lelo?" Lelo_: "I'm nervous I can't even relax a bit." Khali_: "You don't have to worry yourself everything will go just fine." Lelo_: "I don't think on Saturday I'll on my sober senses." Latoya_: "Eer thought as much." Lelo_: "Ha-ha you know me friend I need a little percentage vol to function." Latoya_: "As long as you won't get drunk." Lelo_: "I won't I promise." Latoya_: "Good." His phone rang. Lelo_: "Let me take this call." He said as he excused himself to answer his phone. C'ndi_: "Its 12pm guys time to go to class." Latoya_: "Already?" C'ndi_: "Yep love." Rose_: "I hate midday classes I'm so energy drained right now." Amica_: "You can say that again." They took their bags and walked out. Khali_: "Are you not coming?" Latoya_: "I am." Lelo came back. Lelo_: "Where's others went?" Latoya_: "They went to class I'm waiting for you. But I don't feel like attending today." Lelo_: "Ha-ha come with me then." Latoya_: "Where are you going?" Lelo_: "I'm going to collect the garments from the dry clean then go check on the venue and leave the garments there." Latoya_: "Okay let's go." We took our bags then left Spank. Lelo_: "There's a guy looking at you." Latoya_: "Is he good looking?" Lelo_: "He is." Latoya_: "But he is not saying anything mxxm." Lelo_: "Chill friend ha-ha."... "Let's use escalators." We took the escalators to the exit. Lelo_: "Someone is fetching us." Latoya_: "Who?" Lelo_: "I have to tell you something first." Latoya_: "Which is? Are you planning to kill me?" Lelo_: "Ha-ha hell no. I'd never do that." Lelo_: "Well I'm gay." Latoya_: "Okay-Like I know." Lelo_: "How do you know?" Latoya_: "Daar I can see that you gay. In fact we all can see that you gay you just have to tell us." Lelo_: "I'm scared thought you will judge me." Latoya_: "We will never do that hau." Lelo_: "Okay. Thank you. Thank you." He hugged me. "Now let's go." He led the way to a white Dodge. He sigh that I must get in at the back while he got in at the front. The guy driving the car is white. Lelo_: "Friend please meet my life partner Brandon. Babe this is my friend Latoya." We greeted each other and all. Tjo I didn't see that one coming. He took us to dry clean Lelo and I jumped off while he stayed behind. Latoya_: "Friend I think you forgot to mention that you dating a white guy." I said as we waiting for our iterms. Lelo_: "Well surprise surprise. Ha-ha." Latoya_: "OMG how long you too have been dating?" Lelo_: "1 and half year now." Latoya_: "Wow you're so secretive." Lelo_: "That is not true. I so wanted to tell you guys but I was scared. And he have been asking me when he's meeting my friends and I kept brushing him off. I know he's happy right now since he has meet one of my friends." Latoya_: "Ncoa man. You should come out clean with others then invite him for a chillas with us." Lelo_: "Okay I'll arrange that soon." A chat from C'ndi came through I read it and laughed. The chat says; 'So you decided not to tell me you no coming to class. Mr Wells came to me and asked me why you not in class. I stuttered because I didn't know what to say.' Latoya_: "Please read here." I said giving Lelo my phone. Lelo_: "Tjo you might be in trouble." Latoya_: "I'll handle him." Lelo_: "As if its something very easy. I know how y'all are scared of him." Latoya_: "I'm trying to comfort myself. He is very intimidating." Lelo_: "But he is very appetizing." Latoya_: "He is hey." I said smiling. Lelo_: "Are you now blushing?" Latoya_: "Can I tell you something?" Leli_: "Out with it chomie." Latoya_: "I have this huge crush on him. The guy makes my knees weak. He doesnt have to say anything." Lelo_: "What you little bitch." Latoya_: "Ha-ha don't tell anyone please." Lelo_: "Ha-ha I won't." Latoya_: "I have to stop this silly crush it makes me nervous." Lelo_: "What makes you think its silly?" Latoya_: "This is my lecture we are talking about." Lelo_: "So?" Latoya_: "Its wrong in so many levels." Lelo_: "That's bull. You can't control what the heart wants." We now at the venue. Students from other faculties like music

surprise. Ha-ha." Latoya_: "OMG how long you too have been dating?" Lelo_: "1 and half year now." Latoya_: "Wow you're so secretive." Lelo_: "That is not true. I so wanted to tell you guys but I was scared. And he have been asking me when he's meeting my friends and I kept brushing him off. I know he's happy right now since he has meet one of my friends." Latoya_: "Ncoa man. You should come out clean with others then invite him for a chillas with us." Lelo_: "Okay I'll arrange that soon." A chat from C'ndi came through I read it and laughed. The chat says; 'So you decided not to tell me you no coming to class. Mr Wells came to me and asked me why you not in class. I stuttered because I didn't know what to say.' Latoya_: "Please read here." I said giving Lelo my phone. Lelo_: "Tjo you might be in trouble." Latoya_: "I'll handle him." Lelo_: "As if its something very easy. I know how y'all are scared of him." Latoya_: "I'm trying to comfort myself. He is very intimidating." Lelo_: "But he is very appetizing." Latoya_: "He is hey." I said smiling. Lelo_: "Are you now blushing?" Latoya_: "Can I tell you something?" Leli_: "Out with it chomie." Latoya_: "I have this huge crush on him. The guy makes my knees weak. He doesnt have to say anything." Lelo_: "What you little bitch." Latoya_: "Ha-ha don't tell anyone please." Lelo_: "Ha-ha I won't." Latoya_: "I have to stop this silly crush it makes me nervous." Lelo_: "What makes you think its silly?" Latoya_: "This is my lecture we are talking about." Lelo_: "So?" Latoya_: "Its wrong in so many levels." Lelo_: "That's bull. You can't control what the heart wants." We now at the venue. Students from other faculties like music film and fashion they are here busy setting up accordingly. We went to Lelo's aisle to se it up. Lelo_: "I'm thinking of leaving these here." Latoya_: "I don't think that is a good idea." Brandon_: "She's right babe what if they get stolen. We will come with them Saturday morning." Lelo_: "Okay. I think we are done for the day. Tomorrow I have to collect the accessories meet up with a make-up artist. And we should also do fittings for the last time." Latoya_: "Okay. Where to now?" Lelo_: "What time is it?" Brandon_: "Its 10 minutes before 3pm." Lelo_: "I think we should go and have something to eat. McDonalds maybe?" We went to McD and had our lunch there. - Brandon_: "So Toya we taking you home right?" Latoya_: "No thank you guys but I'm going back to school. I have to apologize for not going to class today and report that I won't be attending again tomorrow." Lelo_: "What are your plans for tomorrow." Latoya_: "After gym I'll go do my hair and nails. Then I'll be hands-on in everything that you need help with." Lelo_: "Okay friend. We will communicate through chats then. Thanks a lot for today." Latoya_: "You welcome boo. Brandon it was good to meet you hope to see each other soon." Brandon_: "It was good to meet you too Toya. Tomorrow we will be seeing each other and Saturday too." Latoya_: "See you tomorrow then." We departed our ways. I went to Spank sent a chat to my friends telling them I'm waiting for them there. Shortly they arrived. Latoya_: "How was the class?" Amica_: "It was okay. Mr Wells asked why did not come to class." Khali_: "I was also asked that." C'ndi_: "Why you didn't come to class? Because he also asked me that." Latoya_: "I didn't feel like attending today." C'ndi_: "So you were here the whole time." Latoya_: "No. Lelo and I went somewhere we had things to do."... "Have you two reported that you won't be attending tomorrow?" Khali_: "Yes we did." Latoya_: "Okay let me go check if he's still in." I quickly went to class I found him with Lindie busy talking and laughing. I got jealous a little. I knocked once then entered. His eyes landed on me and never left me as I walk in. Latoya_: "Uhm hi. I hope I'm not interrupting anything." Lindi cleared her throat before talking "I was on my way out. Bye sir." Mr Wells_: "Bye" he said still looking at me and I'm getting butterflies in my stomach. As soon as 'm sure its just me and him in the room I started talking. Latoya_: "Sir I am here to..." Mr Wells_: "You can call me Shaun." Latoya_: "Does she call you Shaun too?" Shit my mouth just spoke my mind. The moment he told me to call him by his name I thought of Lindi if maybe she call him by his name too. I quickly looked down because of the embarrassment I'm feeling. He has a smirk on his face. He looked aside and quickly removed it. I don't know what is amusing about what just happened. Mr Wells_: "You were saying Miss Jones?" I cleared my throat first "Uhm I wanted to apologize for not coming to class today. I had somewhere to go to urgently. And again tomorrow I won't be coming in I'll be busy with preparations for Saturday's fashion show." He had already done packing his things so he sigh for me to lead the way out as he follow me behind. Mr Wells_: "What about your school work?" Latoya_: "I'll catch up from C'ndi's notes." Mr Wells_: "Do you know that your school work is more important than anything else? Like uhm I'm not saying it a bad thing to participate in school's function. But since you're now a 3rd year student your main focus should be in your work nothing else." Latoya_: "So you want me to cancel?" I asked not sure about where this is going. Mr Wells_: "That is not what I meant..." The lift opened and we entered. There's few people in. Mr Wells. _: "Its fine you can have a day off tomorrow or whatever you want to call it." I could see there's a lot he want to say but he decided not to say it because of people around us. He jumped out in 3rd floor I jumped out in 2nd floor. I went to my friends only to find C'ndi alone waiting for me. Latoya. _: "Where's others?" C. 'ndi_: "They have left." Latoya_: "Ow okay." C'ndi_: "So what did he say?" Latoya_: "Nothing much. He said I can have a day off tomorrow." C'ndi_: "Ow wow. Let's go Siya should be here by now." Latoya_: "Lead the way ma'am." As we made our way out someone tap me at the back. I turned to see this guy behind me. C'ndi carried on walking without noticing that I'm left behind. Guy_: "Hi." Latoya_: "Hallows." Then there's silent between us. In fact I'm waiting for him to say what he wanted to say. Latoya_: "Uhm I'm in a hurry..." Guy_: "Ow ya I'm sorry. Uhm I was wondering if I can have your number." Latoya_: "Okay its 07484..." Guy_: "Ish I think I left my phone on my table." He said realizing he doesn't have his phone with him. Latoya_: "Okay its fine I'll take yours." I gave him my phone. He typed his number then gave back my phone. "Sho." I said to him. Then started walking away. "Lwandokuhle is my name. I didn't get yours." He called out. "Mine is Toya." I shouted back. I tried to catch up with C'ndi but she's already in Siya's car waiting for me. Latoya_: "I'm sorry for keeping you waiting." I first apologise then greeted Siya. And he took us home.

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