Sat. Feb 10th, 2024







“I’m not and also two minutes is gone and now how old a– “I’m twenty one, happy?” I rolled my eyes… Again Jason’s going to make my eyeballs fall out one day. “What?” he laughed. “You can’t be twenty one!” “What the hell do you mean?” I gave him a stern look.


“You’re too young, too little to be twenty one!” he chuckled.


“Excuse me?” I scoffed angrily, “was that an insult or a compliment?”.


“None!” he said immediately.


“Okay and what do you mean too little, I’m perfectly tall for my age!” I snapped.


“It’s not about being tall, and besides I am still way taller than you, it’s just, judging by your skinny statue, do you speak, your face, you don’t look your age!” I slammed the table with my fist and stood up.


“The way I speak? What is wrong with way I speak and what is wrong with my face?” I yelled. Jason somehow seemed to find this assuming cause he wanted to laugh but swallowed it. And I don’t find this funny at all.


“Your voice sounds weak and no matter how loud you yell, it doesn’t really sound very loud, you have an inside voice, and your face, you look twelve!” Jason said and I sighed.


“Okay fine, that’s it for today! We’re don’t with today’s lesson!” I said packing my books. “What? It’s just five, you end every lesson at seven twenty!” Jason said taking the books from my hand.


“Why are you stopping me from leaving, I thought you hate my teachings!” I rolled my eyes.


“I used to, wait! Are you mad about the age stuff?” Jason asked.


“No I’m just feeling a little under the weather!” I Lied. “You look fine to me, and that was just a joke!” He said. “A joke? I don’t like people who joke thoughtlessly!”

“Okay” he sighed. “I’m sorry for joking thoughtlessly” He rolled his eyes.


“You’re apologizing and you’re rolling your eyes, how do you expect me to accept your apology, you lack manners Jason!” I expound.


He paused before sighing. “Okay I’m sorry for joking thoughtlessly!”


I gave him a look and sat down.


“So is my apology accepted yet?” He asked as I sat down.


“Not yet, let’s move to another topic and I’d prefer if you keep quiet till the end of this lesson!” I instructed.


“Got it.” He nodded.


Sincerely I didn’t expect Jason to keep quiet till the end of the lesson, he just asked questions he didn’t understand and that was all he said, he didn’t talk about anything else or joked about anything stupid or teased me.


Wow, I am impressed with myself, he’s finally listening to me, teenagers are like lions, not everyone can tame them. I am really doing a good job.




“And that is it for today’s lesson!” I said as I shoved my books inside my bag.


“Must you give me an assignment, I already how to solve this!” Jason blurted.


“I love getting assignments during my school days, kids nowadays are pain in the ass, you guys just don’t want to do anything!” I yelled.


“Stop talking like you’re fifty years old!” Jason scoffed.


“Look, fifty or not, I don’t care, just make sure you attempt to your assignment and answer them all correctly” I said, zipped my back and sat down.


Jason stood up. “Aren’t you leaving?” He asked.


I know he wants me to leave badly so he can have his space to himself but.


“I can’t leave now, until sevem thirty” I sighed.


Neil’s coming to pick me up and I already sent him the Huggins residence address.


“Why?” Jason asked.


“Neil’s coming to pick me up!” I replied. “And anyways I should go wait for him downstairs!” I said, grabbed my bag and walked out of the room, I’m tired of him asking me questions.


I made it to the living room and I saw Mrs Huggins on the phone, and immediately she saw me she cut the call and ran up to me.


“Oh Elsa, you’re leaving now right?” she smiled.


“Yeah” I nodded.


“Why don’t you stay a little for tea!” Mrs Huggins grinned.


This woman and her tea.


“Well sure, cause someone’s coming to pick me up so I can wait for him and also have tea at the same time while waiting!”


“Oh perfect” Mrs Huggins clapped.


She is one skittish woman.


She told me to sit on one of the comforters, and I did.


“Dessera!!” Mrs Huggins yelled and a girl, I think around my age or a little bit older, ran out of the kitchen.


Her eyes were small and her cheeks were puffy, which made her look cute and it kind of reminded me of mickey mouse.


Mrs Huggins turned to me.


“I got a new house cook, she’s Dessera, she’s from the country side, Dessera this is Elsa, Jason’s teacher, Elsa this is Dessera” Mrs Huggins introduced. “HI?” I smiled at her.


“Hello!” she smiled back.


“Okay Dessera, it would be lovely if you could prepare tea for us right now, Elsa will be leaving soon!” Mrs Huggins said and Dessera nodded and made it out of the living room.


“So how was the lesson with you and Jason today?” Mrs Huggins asked.


I shrugged. “It’s okay! I guess” I said blinking rapidly.


“Are you sure?” Mrs Huggins looked at me awkwardly. “Cause all the way from my room, I always hear the two of you voice bickering over each other, Elsa I’m so sorry if Jason is giving you a hard time, I know he can be a little too stressful”.


Well that is not a lie. “Okay honestly, Jason’s not only stressful, he’s troublesome and he has bad attitude!” there I said it.


“I am so sorry!” Mrs Huggins gasped and placed her hand on her chest. “If this is too much for you, I can always raise your pay, or you can stop!”


Raise my pay, now that made my head spin. This family is stinkin’ rich.



Despite the huge amount we agreed on, she wants to raise my pay, okay I think Jason should continue being stubborn.


“Well I can handle Jason!” I tell her.


“Oh thank you so much Elsa!” Mrs Huggins said.


Dessera came into the room with our tea and served us gently. She walked away leaving me and Mrs Huggins in the room.


My phone starts to ring and I answered immediately when I saw Neil’s name on the screen.


“Okay, so I’m outside the house you work!” Neil’s voice said through the phone.


“Oh you’re here, okay I’ll be there In a sec” I said and stood up.


“Where… Are you going?” Mrs. Huggins looked sad as she asked


“Oh the person who I told you about, who’s coming to pick me up, he’s here!” I explained.


“Oh really, well he should join our tea party, I can’t possibly let him drive all the way here and go back it’s not polite!” Mrs Huggins smiled.


“Dessera!” she called and Dessera came running. “There’s a young man outside, tell him Elsa is


here and would like him to come inside!”


“Okay ma’am” Dessera said and walked out.


“No Mrs. Huggins there’s no need for that,” I tried to protest.


“No Elsa, it’s not nice, you’re a guest here, no you’re more than a guest here and if you happen to have a guest also, your guest will also be my guest.” she grinned. Oh dang it.




I sat down back on the cushion and sighed.


The door opened and Dessera came inside with Neil behind her, he looked charming with his black tuxedo and he held up a smile as he saw me. “What?” Neil asked when he got up to me.


“Okay this is my first time seeing you in a tuxedo,” I said and he chuckled. “You don’t mean it.”


“And who is this charming young man!” Mrs. Huggins chimed in.


I turned to her. “Oh yes, this is the Neil I was talking about, Neil this is Mrs. Huggins the mother of the boy who I’m tutoring!” I introduced.


“Nice to meet you Mrs. Huggins” Neil said and politely pointed his hand out for a warm shake. Mrs. Huggins took his hand and smiled. “Nice to meet you too, Neil!”


“I know i called you in on a short notice, cause while Elsa was waiting for you, I offered her tea while we wait, and since you’re here why don’t you join us and No is not in my dictionary,” Mrs. Huggins said and Neil laughed.


“Okay, I’m open for tea” Neil said and Mrs. Huggins turned to Dessera with a look and she hurried into the kitchen.


Neil and i sat down and I continued with the sweet tea.


“Oh, so are you the two of you dating?” Mrs. Huggins asked out of nowhere.


And talk about not minding her own business when it comes to other people’s life.


I gave Mrs. Huggins a look and she understood what I was thinking.


“Sorry, I don’t know where that came from.” she breathed out nervously.


“Well…” Neil laughed. “Uhm, no, Elsa and I just go way back!”.


“Oh Good to know.” Mrs. Huggins smiled and gave me an apologetic look, for fixing her nose in my private life.


“So this is Neil?” I heard Jason’s voice and I looked up and found him at the end of the staircase.


“Oh, Jay, come over here, come and say Hi to our guest!” Mrs. Huggins said.


Jason walked up to us and gave Neil a mocking grin, I could tell it was mocking, but Neil thought it was the way he smile.


“HI, I’m Jason, Elsa’s student” Jason said.


“Kind of figured, I am Neil, Elsa’s friend!” Neil introduced.


“So you’re not her boyfriend?” Jason smirked.


“Well I’m not… Yet” Neil said.


Yet? was it my imagination or did I really not hear the ‘yet’.


But well still thinking about it, the thought of having Neil as a boyfriend isn’t a bad idea.


“So what do you do for a living Neil!” Jason asked.


Neil wanted to answer but I brought his hands down, since he likes talking and gesturing with his hands, bringing his hand down could shut him up.


“I’m sorry but why do you care about what Neil does for a living?” I asked Jason.


“Cause he said he’s not your boyfriend… Yet, and I wanted to know what he does before he


becomes your boyfriend!” Jason smiled.


So he actually said ‘yet’


“And what are you, my father?” I snapped at Jason.


Mrs Huggins phone starts to leave and she excused herself from us.




Now I won’t have to refrain from saying whatever I want to her son.


“I’m not trying to be your father, I’m just letting you guys know your terms” Jason said and turned to Neil.


He started. “Neil, do you think you’d be able to date Elsa, do you know she rains cusses more than the word cuss itself, she yells too much and slurps her food too!” “Jason, don’t make me get mad!” I yelled.


“I’ve seen you get mad, it’s not new” he scoffed.


“You are like the most dumbest teenager I’ve ever met!” I tell him.


“Thanks, I get that everyday from you,” Jason smiled.


“Uhm. Elsa it’s getting late I think we should take our leave now.” Neil chimed in.


“Yeah that is a very good idea!” I said standing up.



“Why are you guys such in a hurry, and Neil I haven’t finished talking about Elsa, remember the dress she wore on you guys first date, yeah she was smoking hot am I right?” Jason said and laughed to himself, while Neil and I were already halfway through the the door. That boy is annoyingly crazy.



Neil closed his car door, making the outside noise vanish and just when I thought he wanted to start the car he turned to me.


“Why do I not like that Jason of a guy?”.














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