She remained silent as she went through the pattern. I prayed in my mind like never before. She dropped the sheet, sighed and looked at me;
“This is good!”
I was about smiling, but then she continued,
"But... Bukky, if you have observed well enough, you would notice that every single model or fashion designer in this house strived to get to where they are. It would be unfair if you are an exemption.”
I was greatly disappointed. Exception kills! Never expect much in everything you do.
“I understand, Ma.” I said.
After a long pause of silence, I turned to leave.
“But if I were you, I would continue designing these gowns,” she broke the silence. “I will give you a sewing machine and all the materials you need, but you have to promise to keep this a secret. I will get you a room where no one else has access to… there you can practice.”
My face beamed with smiles that my dimples became exposed.
“I see potentials in you, little one; but before you step out there, you have to be prepared.” She added, “I will assign you a secret teacher whose job it is to teach you how to model. You’re going to be this fashion houses’ biggest thing!”
I went down on my knees. There were not enough words to express my gratitude.
“Ssshhh… Bare in mind this is a secret.”
I was forced to laugh. She joined me. Whao! What a relief! She handed me my drawing materials and asked me to see her later that evening to know my secret training room. I was filled with joy; perhaps too much that I bumped into someone.
My tongue got stuck and time seemed to have frozen for a moment when I raised my head to apologise. His hair was curly; he had sexy eyes, a broad face and side beards. His smile… gosh! He wore a Tuxedo, a sparkling black Italian shoe, gold wrist watch and a pair of stylish glasses which happened to fall off.
“I’m so sorry, sir.”
He smiled and picked up the pen madam Clara had given me.
“Hi, I’m Jeremy.”
Was I supposed to tell him my name? He stood there staring at me. I felt my legs would fail me; they were becoming weak.
He asked when he noticed I wasn't saying anything. Only God knows that I wanted to say “You’re handsome.”
Instead, my brain shuffled and I was able to introduce myself properly.
“Hi, I’m the cleaner.”
God! I didn’t mean that, how embarrassing.
“Oh! I meant your name.” He said.
“Comport yourself… you can do this.” I encouraged myself.
"Yes! OK. My name is Bukky. Not the cleaner... I’m a cleaner here but...”
I had to keep quiet. My mind kept telling me I wasn't making sense at all. He was just smiling. I know he must be thinking I was crushing on him already. Mtcheeww.. I don’t blame him.
“Sir, please if you would excuse me.”
I picked up his glasses and handed it over to him as I hurried out. He watched me till I was completely out of his sight. I felt very uncomfortable. I was greatly relieved when I had finally escaped. I just hope I don't run into him any time soon.
Later that evening, I went back to madam Clara as she had instructed. She took me upstairs, close to her room.
“I want you to stay close so I can ensure no one sees this room.” She explained when I had suspicious look on my face.
“This is Clarise; she would help you with your lessons.” She introduced me to a fair-plump woman who was in her mid-age.
“How are you Bukky?” She extended a hand for a handshake. I extended both of my hands as a sign of respect.
“No no... You don't shake like that.” She quickly corrected.
I turned around to look at madam Clara in outer amazement. She responded with a smile.
“nawa o..See oyinbo” I thought.
I rounded up my chores very quickly and stole into my secret Room to practice. The joy I felt from doing what I love was so immense. I slept off and woke up very late the next morning.
I hurried up to clean the hall before Vodka arrived for her model practice.
“Why are you late, you brat!?” she hollered at me like I had stolen millions from her purse.
"Vodka, let her be. Please."
God! It was Jeremy.
"Jeremy!" Vodka rushed to him and held him like a priced potato.
I kept my head down. I didn’t want trouble at all, especially knowing very well that Vodka had him to herself. But he kept his gaze on me.
“Oga, please don’t call me o.” I wished, but my desire wasn’t granted.
“Bukky, how are you today?” He asked.
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@Pamela... It's war indeed
Oh! My God bukky Wat will u do now hmm Dis is war😡😁
Me too... @Pam
Awww I pray madam Clara doesn't die
@Pamela @Kofi... We published episode 19 this morning.
@Pamela... You've got company. I'm waiting for episode 19 too
Oh my God I can't wait for bukky to teach vodka a lesson she will never forget and also, for jeremy I say a shame on him please I'm waiting for the episode 19
@Pamela... The author will be happy to read your comment. We will post the next episode this evening
OMG this story is so nice and can't wait to read next episode
@Pamela... Episode 9 has already been published.
I will really love to read the episode 9,i can't wait
@Pamela... Me too
I love this episode and can't wait for the next episode 😘
Bukky is going through a lot. I hope she makes it quick
I love this episode but I pray she makes it in life and make that Lizzy clean her shoes
@Pamela... True talk
That is a nice one
When u know something give me a ans of emotions moral story 108-150 words in a day or two..... focusing moral support story.. comments are must so plz...
Please am waiting for the episode 4
@Pamela... you mean episode 4 right?
please am waiting for the episode 3
My blood is boiling and I just can't wait to read more 😍
can't wait for the whole story.
Bring it on,,,,,
@Delali... We will publish the next episode on Thursday
Woooow, this's interesting. Can't wait for the next episode!!!! Pls when are we expecting it ????
I Can't wait to read this
I'm waiting for the next episodes
Wow... The intro has caught my attention a;ready. I can't wait to read the complete story
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