Seventeen years ago.
Amaka looked down at the folded white note that had just been passed to her by her neighbour and friend, Sade. Her heart flipped in her chest. She knew who it was from already. He had sent her two before, folded exactly the same way. She thought he was the sweetest thing, and his persistence was endearing. She swallowed as she picked up the paper, and proceeded to open and read it under her desk.
“I don’t know what it is about you, Amaka… But I can’t stop thinking about you. Please meet me under the mango tree after class. I have something for you. x Ifeanyi.“
Amaka smiled. This one was different. The other two had read, “Will you be my girlfriend?” and “Please go out with me. *heartshape* Ifeanyi“. She had simply replied with a “no” both times. It was cruel, but she didn’t have time for dating! She moved schools often, and she barely had time to study. She was always catching up, and her grades were poor. Having a boyfriend on top of that would be definite failure, and her father wouldn’t like that at all…
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