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CURSED by everton4life(m): 2:31pm On Jul 28
grin Whoopie. Its good to be here again in my favorite section of Nairaland. Most of you may know me as the writer of the once popular story :DARK MYSTERIES. But another story is about to drop here. It is a story i was working on offline last year but was later abandoned. Fortunately,i've decided to complete it and i'm almost done with it. I'll be dropping some updates here until the book is completed and published online and ill drop the link for anyone who may take interest in making a purchase. Trust me,its a story you'll love and even laugh at some parts grin. Hey,what can i say? Humor is good too. My stories don't have to be all that dark angry. Let's lighten up once in a while cheesy.

* Clears throat*

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
No part of this work may be written and duplicated in any form possible without the permission of the owner.
Written by : Francis. C. Ejike.
Genre: Romance, Humor, Supernatural.
Email :Frankejike4@gmail.com.

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Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 2:56pm On Jul 28
I was never one to believe in magic and stupid things like fairytales. I hated watching those wack movies with my annoying neighbor, but she somehow managed to get me to watch them with her anyway. I never thought such a thing could happen, especially to me. It all started in August 2013. I had turned seventeen a couple of months before. I was sitting in the bus while Jennifer talked to me.
"Did you do the project for Mrs. Wole's class?" She asked me.
"Yes Jennifer, This is the fifth time you ask." I was beginning to get annoyed with her.
She had asked me the same silly question non-stop all day.
"Oh sorry, I forgot."
I sighed.
I thought she was acting strange, but I ignored it.
"So... Do you want to come over and watch some movies?" She chirped
"No."
"What about play some games? Chess? Scrabble? I just got a new board game and.."
"No Jennifer!"
"Ok."
It was quiet for a minute until she spoke again.
"So what do you want to do?" She asked me as we exited the bus.
"I just want to go home and relax."
"I see. Then I'll see you later." She said as she made her way home.
'Finally she gets the memo.' I thought as I walk to my house.
"Felix!" My dad called as he sighted me from the living room.
"Good evening,Dad" I said as I started to walk upstairs.
"Where's your brother?" He asked.
"I don't know." I replied tiredly. Like seriously,was today Q & A day?
Fred was probably chilling with one of his partners or someone. He's been skipping lectures and I think its time I talk to him, but not now. I just want to relax. My assignment was already completed since I worked on it in school. I decided to lay down and have a peaceful sleep. Finally I get to sleep in peace with no....
My phone began to ring.
.....Interruptions.
I sighed and answered the phone.
"Hello." I drawled.
"Hey Felix. I know you want to relax and all, but is it ok if I come over?" Jennifer asked.
I knew she would just continue to pester me if I said no.
"Fine." I conceeded.
I could hear her cheer in the back ground.
"I'm on my way." She piped and cut the call.
Literally a couple of seconds later she was in my room with a bag full of who knows what.
"I brought games that we could play." She piped excitedly.
"Jennifer. I just want to sleep right now." I groaned.
"Felix Arinze. that's all you ever do, every day you read and sleep and repeat. Loosen up a bit." She snorted.
I sighed.
"Jennifer, I don't mind your company but I just want some peace and quiet,Is that too much to ask?"
"Ok fine, I'm sorry."
She sits on the other side of my bed and plugs her earphones in. A second later I hear her infuriating music playing from her earphones.
"Jennifer." I said but she obviously can't hear me.
"Jennifer!" I tried again.
"Yeah?" she took an earphone out.
"Can you please keep it down?"
"Oh yeah, sorry."
How many times has she said 'sorry' today?
"Felix?"
"Hmm?"
"It's been an hour, can we please do something?"
I sighed. If anyone should be given the record for the most sighs per day, it should be me.
"Fine ."
She cheered and grabbed her bag that was lying on the floor.
"I brought Ludo"
I rolled my eyes.I beat her every time we play.
At that moment, Fred walked in.
"Whats up,Fred. Do you want to play?" Jennifer asked him.
"No, Im not a kid,Jen. I dont have the time to be playing those boring games." He replied waving her off.
"By the way, Fred you need to stop skipping lectures. If and when Dad finds out you..." I began
"Oh please." He retorted "Im not scared of the old bear"
"Fred! If you know whats good for you,get down here!! Your course adviser called and said you have been skipping!" Our dad's voice could be heard from downstairs. Talk about timing.
Fred gulped.
"You were saying?" I asked him.
"Still not scared." He tried to look tough. Unfortunately he wasn't fooling anyone.
"Fred!" Our Dad bellowed.
"I'm coming, Sir."
Fred finally left and Jennifer started setting up.

******
So far everything was normal, right? Well just wait, it gets better, or in my case worse. I stood up after the lecturer left and grabbed my things, Chisom next to me, when Jennifer walked up to me.
"Felix, can we talk?"
"Sure."
She looked up at Chisom.
"In private." She said.
I looked at him with confusion and Chisom just shrugged
"Ok lets go." I said as I led her somewhere private.
We reached the other side of the campus. Barely anyone comes here.
"What is it?" I asked her.
She began to play with her thumbs and looked down at her feet.
I sighed. I was beginning to get irritated.
"Jennifer...." I growled impatiently.
"I LOVE YOU, FELIX ARINZE!" She yelled out, her cheeks turning pink.
I looked stunned and I was taken aback by what she had just said.
"W-what?"
she took in air and slowly breathed out.
"I've loved you since day one and I felt like I needed to tell you." She smiled. Wow,she wasn't kidding.
I was silent.
"Say something." She said.Rays of hope glimmered in her eyes.
"I...I'm sorry but I have nothing to say to that." I finally said.
"...So you don't feel the same?"
I shook my head.
"Sorry."
She seemed hurt and for some reason my heart began aching when I looked at her expression.
"I see." She said before running off.
I don't know why but my heart was telling me to tell her that I did love her while my brain told me not to. Of course I listened to my brain.
I skipped the bus and decided to go home the old fashioned way. Trekking. As I walked home, I noticed a tent by the side road. It seamed like one of those camping tents my church used when we went for our annual august camping trip,just smaller. Normally I would have ignored it but I felt drawn to it. I stepped inside and looked around, the place was bigger inside then outside. There was a shelf filled with dead animals in a jar, just looking at it made me nauseaus. I kept walking until I was face to face with a lady siting at a table with a silver ball.
'Wonderful,one of those want-to-be magicians.' I thought dryly.
"I'm not a want-to-be,child." She smiled.
'Did I say that out loud?'
"No, but please have a seat." She said as she pointed at the chair in front of her.
I sat down, it was like my body was moving on its own.
The lady was probably around her 60's, she had long black hair with gray streaks and dark eyes. She was really pale and I couldn't stop thinking that she needed the sun.
"I do. But i can't stand the heat" She stared intently at me.
"How do you..." I was caught off-guard again.
"Do that? It's because I'm a witch, Felix Arinze." She smiled.
I would have laughed at her if it wasn't for the fact that she knew my name.
"How do you know my name?" I asked a bit alarmed.
"Calm down,Felix. I know everything that I need to know about you."
"Like what?" I asked.
"Like the reason why you are here. The question is, do you know?"
"The place seemed interesting and I wanted to check it out."
She shook her head.
"Wrong. The reason you are here is because you love your neighbor, but your ego is preventing you from telling her."
I laughed. This must be one sick joke.
"I don't love Jennifer."
As soon as I said that my heart began to ache.
"Don't tell me you didn't feel that Felix, because I know you did." She narrowed her eyes.
I didn't say anything and waited for her to speak.
"You see I want to help you and I'm going to do it the only way I know how." She continued.
"Let me take a wild guess, with magic." I said dryly.
"Yes." She nodded.
I began to laugh some more.
She rolled her eyes and said something I did not quite understand, it sounded like she was speaking in Arabic.
For some reason I felt different but I did not understand why.
"Let's see If you laugh after this." She said as she handed me a mirror.
I looked in it and saw a girl with short black curly hair, It sort of resembled an afro. Her eyes was what freaked me out. The only person that I knew with the same eye type was Fred. This girl looked too much like...me. I felt my chest and I was shocked when I felt something succulent.
"It can't be." My eyes went wide with disbelief..
My voice was different. it sounded feminine.
"What did you do to me? I'm a girl!" I yelled in anger.
"Well do you believe me now?" She asked.
"Yes, now please turn me back."
"Sorry but I cant do that."
I was beginning to get angry.
"And why not?" I ask.
"Because there's only one person that can turn you back."
"Let me take another wild guess.Only my one true love has the power."
"Bravo, and we both know who that is."
Why is this happening to me? I must be dreaming.
"No, You're awake." She laughed.
Drat. I forgot she could read minds.
"Now listen carefully because there are some rules and If you break them you are going to stay a girl until you die."
"I figured this bullsh*t had rules." I said aggravated.
"One, you can not tell anyone who you are until they figure it out on their own."
"What about they tell someone else?"
"Make sure they don't."
I nodded and she continued.
"Two, you can drop hints but you cant make them too obvious. For example you cant write 'I'm Felix Arinze.'and give it to someone. That will cause you to remain a girl."
"Ok,what else?"
She made a thinking face.
"That actually is pretty much it."
"Ok, can I go?"
"Wait!" She stopped me from getting up.
"The only way the spell will be broken is if the person you love realizes who you truly are and says 'Felix, it's you.'or something along those lines." She said.
"Ok."
"Here." She said as she handed me some keys.
"Everyone come morning will think you disappeared and will not know where you went. Those are the keys to your new apartment.Don't worry you don't need a map to find it. They will guide you there."
I looked at the keys and back at her, she seemed like she had realized something.
"I almost forgot to tell you that you have only a year to break the curse." She said with a straight face.
"Terrific." I muttered.
"Now Felix, what's the name you want to go by?" She asked.
I thought about it before answering.
"Felicia Chuwueze."
She thought about it and shrugged,smiling.
"It works. Tomorrow,Felicia will be registered in class."
I nodded.

And this is how my crazy life as Felicia began.

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Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 5:03pm On Jul 28
Abeg i use word processor for android to type o. So if there are any typos,let me know.
Re: CURSED by Hardes(m): 7:12pm On Jul 28
Lemme just book seat before reading..
Re: CURSED by blueflowers(f): 7:27pm On Jul 28
This is going to be an interesting ride. More inspiration to you.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 9:43pm On Jul 28
Hardes:
Lemme just book seat before reading..
welcome aboard,bro.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 9:50pm On Jul 28
blueflowers:
This is going to be an interesting ride. More inspiration to you.
Thanks,dear.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 10:12am On Jul 29
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Re: CURSED by PrudySara(f): 10:28am On Jul 29
thanks for the mention
everton4life:
Rubenson ofez hadampson divepen1 daddio tonyspecial meedon zamar doubral2 ann2012 emmydiamon skubido tosinex bissa45 iamlynn oyoforum bibyken pinkberry5 zeejewel izaray prudysara emex100 hardeydun janet96 zamar hormoty olorichubbie afz9095 victorzeus osch10 youngbruzzy timba24 nuel45 dragonstar14 reallordzeus vidamia victhory michael123pelemo littleguy444 emmiekeyz oluwabuqqyYOLO tiffanyfan psmark yujiz adesammy111 nzesteve masonkendall.

Kindly fall in and let's get this show on the road.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 12:45pm On Jul 29
I walked into the apartment the witch had given me. She was right about the keys guiding me here.
Those keys almost got me killed twice because they made me run in front of a car and then a truck. I
looked around the place, It was pretty small. The living room and kitchen were connected, the bathroom
was next door and so was my room. I stepped into my room and noticed that it was colored in a soft
shade of pink. I recoiled in disgust and made a mental note to buy some paint and fast. I opened the
closet and luckily there were more jeans than dresses. I looked in the full body mirror that sat next to
the closet. I took in the feminine features in front of me, It was still hard to believe that the person I was
staring at was myself. All this magic mumbo-jumbo was new and crazy to me. I just hope Jenifer will
realize who I truly am before it's to late. Something inside me told me to check the desk that sat next to
the queen sized bed. A paper sat on it.
"This must be the time table for lectures." I said.
I sighed and laid down, hoping to wake up from this nightmare.
I walked into the school, everyone was looking at me.
'Na wa o.these guys act like they've never seen a girl before.' I thought angrily.
The way these guys looked at me was starting to annoy me, if they only knew.
Surprisingly,my classes had not changed at all.
I walked into my first class and sat in my usual seat, not realizing it.
"Hello, you must be new."
'You don't say.' I thought dryly.
I turned towards the voice and saw none other than the only one able to break this spell. Jennifer.
She smiled at me gently.
"It's funny because you remind me of a friend of mine and you're sitting in his spot." She said.
Wait...was she realizing who I am?
"So what's your name?"
Never mind.
"I'm Felicia. Felicia Chukwueze"
She stopped and made a thinking face.
There might be hope.
"I love your name. I'm Jennifer Okafor."
Never mind.
A big sign with the words 'I'M FELIX ARINZE' could be over me and she still would not guess it's me.
"You said I remind you of a friend." I said, trying to help her out if even possible.
"Yeah you do. But he's a cold hearted bastard, plus he disappeared on us. Typical Felix." She mumbled
the last part but I still heard it.
"You know Felicia, I think we're going to be great friends." Jennifer said while showing off her perfect
white teeth with her big flashy smile.
"Yes, great friends." I mumbled back.

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Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 1:50pm On Jul 29
PrudySara:
thanks for the mention
cheesy You re welcome. Enjoy the ride cool

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Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 1:58pm On Jul 29
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So far the school day was spent with Jennifer showing me around. I even asked questions to make it
seem like I really did not know the campus by heart. Now we were heading to the canteen where she
was going to introduce me to Chisom and the rest.
"Hey." She waved as we neared the lunch table.
"Guys meet my new friend, Felicia." Jennifer piped.
"Hello." Chisom smiled.
"Hey." Cynthia said with her fake american accent. I was tempted to roll my eyes. Keyword: Tempted.
"Hi." Fred simply said as he kept pressing his phone.
It was sad that not even my brother could guess who I truly was.
I simply waved at all of them and Jennifer continued her introduction.
"That right there is Chisom, the girl over there is Cynthia, and that boy is Fred." She continued.
"Nice introduction Jen." Chisom teased.
"You know Felicia, this might sound weird, but have we met before?" Chisom asked me.
I couldn't tell him yes but I didn't want to say no either.
"Maybe." I simply answered while shrugging, my signature frown etched on my face.
Chisom stared at me for a little while but then shrugged it off.
"So where are you from?" Jennifer asked me as we sat down.
"Lekki." I lied.
"Wow, why did you leave the island?" Cynthia asked.
I quickly thought of another lie.
"My father got a job transfer."
"Makes sense." Chisom said as he wolfed his food down.
I sighed in relief.
'I'm glad they bought it.' I thought.
"You should have stayed in Lekki. That place is dope." Fred said.
"How would you know if you've never been there?"
I covered my mouth after my statement. Oh my God, it slipped out.
"How did you know I've never been there?" Fred narrowed his eyes at me.
"Well five people out of seven most likely never visited the place that they say was nice. I just made a
guess based on that statistic and I guess I was right." I covered up, making up some stupid statistic.
"You sound like my annoying brother." He said.
I rolled my eyes at his comment.
I wanted to point out why he felt that way but then I remembered what that lady said.
'If you tell anyone you will stay a girl forever.' Her voice echoed in my head.
I frowned even more, Chisom stared at me again but stopped as soon as I looked over at him.
"I wonder where Felix's boring self went?" Cynthia said as she played with her food with her spoon.
I frowned at the want-to-be americana.
"I don't know and I don't care." Jennifer said coldly.
I flinched at her tone.
"Come on Jen,you don't mean that do you?" Chisom said.
"He could rot in hell for all I care." She said as she began eating.
"He probably went somewhere to hide from anything lively." Fred chuckled
God. i wish i could telepathicaly dish out a brain-resetting slap to him.
"Is he really that bad,Jennifer?" I asked as I tried to defend myself.
Cynthia made a scoffing sound while Jennifer rolled her eyes. After realizing that she was giving me an
attitude, she apologized.
"Sorry Felicia, It's just that Felix hurt me bad. I'm sorry for rolling my eyes at you." She said.
"How?" I asked.
She looked over at Chisom then Fred.
"I'll tell you later."
"Come on Jen, I want to know what he did." Chisom whined as Fred threw a fried plantain piece in the
air and tried to catch it with his mouth. Idiota'
"I would tell you but I feel like it's Felix's business as well."
"So why are you telling her?" Chisom said as he pointed at me.
"She does not know him, that's why."
Chisom frowned but shrugged it off quick.
"Ok, what ever you say."
***
It was finally over and I was about to head home since my last lecturer was missing and they could not
find a last minute substitute. Jennifer ran behind me.
"Felicia wait up!" She yelled.
I tried to walk a bit faster but she caught up.
"Oh hi Jennifer, I did not hear you coming." I lied.
"It's ok. Let's walk home together."
I sighed.
"Sure."
We walked for a while until my turn came up.
"Well this is where we split up." I said.
"I live a few houses down from here. How long until you're home?" She asked me.
"About another ten minutes." I said.
"Well do you want to come over to my house?"
"Well I'm pretty busy. I need to get home." I lied again.
"Oh ok, maybe next time." She said with a smile.
"Yeah."
And with that we headed our separate ways.
As I walked,I noticed that tent from before. She must have relocated since it was not on this part of the
area before. I entered.
"Hello Felix, Welcome back my dear." The old woman said with a smile.
"Hello,Witch." I muttered dryly.
"Oh please call me Tara"
I ignored her and went straight to the point.
"What are you doing on this part of town?"
She looked at me in confusion and then laughed.
"What's so funny?" I asked her.
"Oh Felix,I don't relocate or anything of that sorts. I'm on this side of the town because you wished to
see me."
I blinked for a few seconds.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Well you see, I will appear when you need me or wish to see me."
"Are you saying that this tent randomly appears out of nowhere? What will you do if people see it?"
She laughed again, she seriously needed to stop that.
"Felix, you're so silly. No one can see this tent but you."
"What? Are you serious?"
She nodded.
I shook my head and then spoke again.
"So what do I want from you?"
"You should be the one telling me that." She smirked as she looked at me.
I shrugged.
"I didn't even know I wished for you." I pointed out.
She sighed and spoke.
"Well since you don't know let's skip that part. Let me give you some advice,Felix."
I waited for her next words patiently.
"You want to spend as much time with Jennifer as you can, after all She is the cure to your curse. I saw
how she invited you over and your declined her." She said as she pointed at her ball.
"I just wanted a break." I simply said.
"You will have time for that when you are a guy again." She pointed out.
She was right.
"Maybe this is why you appeared because I needed advice."
Tara nodded.
"Well thank you." I said as I walked out of the tent.
It was too late now but I'd make sure to spend more time with her soon. For some weird reason I was
getting happy just thinking about it, I shrugged it off and continued walking to my temporary home.

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Re: CURSED by Hadampson(m): 3:26pm On Jul 29
everton4life:
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Aye! Aye!! Captain

Hadampson reporting for duty... Over!

queenitee
Yewandequeen
Re: CURSED by Hadampson(m): 3:41pm On Jul 29
OMG Felix turned to a girl shocked

I can't imagine myself turning to a girl.. I love my gender grin

Everton4life, keep it up bro smiley
Re: CURSED by Hardes(m): 4:22pm On Jul 29
lemme kontiniu reading in silence.



.
Thanks for the update
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 5:36pm On Jul 29
Hadampson:
OMG Felix turned to a girl shocked
I can't imagine myself turning to a girl.. I love my gender grin
Everton4life, keep it up bro smiley
thanks man. Welcome aboard.
Re: CURSED by Tonyspecial(m): 5:56pm On Jul 29
Present
everton4life:
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Re: CURSED by izaray(f): 6:22pm On Jul 29
everton4life:
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Seat booked
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 7:48pm On Jul 29
grin TYPING...
Re: CURSED by damselposh(f): 7:54pm On Jul 29
Even though i wasn't mentioned, am following till the end, oya OP come and update sharp sharp.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 8:48pm On Jul 29
damselposh:
Even though i wasn't mentioned, am following till the end, oya OP come and update sharp sharp.
A whole popular writer like you? How could i forget to mention you? Choi. Oya accept this mention,dear. Will that do?
Re: CURSED by Hardes(m): 9:20pm On Jul 29
Hopefully waiting


Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 9:52pm On Jul 29
Hardes:
Hopefully waiting

TYPING....
Re: CURSED by OluwabuqqyYOLO(m): 10:09pm On Jul 29
Following.
And, please, don't start this your typing thing on this thread too.
Re: CURSED by Hardes(m): 6:38am On Jul 30
everton4life:
TYPING....
WAITING ...
Re: CURSED by damselposh(f): 8:22am On Jul 30
everton4life:
A whole popular writer like you? How could i forget to mention you? Choi. Oya accept this mention,dear. Will that do?


No problem, update oooo please, make we dey read am as e dey hurt.
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 10:18am On Jul 30
OluwabuqqyYOLO:
Following.

And, please, don't start this your typing thing on this thread too.
grin ;DLMAO
Re: CURSED by PrudySara(f): 11:37am On Jul 30
O.P, coman update o
Re: CURSED by everton4life(m): 12:14pm On Jul 30
I was currently wearing baggy tracks and a plain white shirt. Why? Well because I was repainting my room. I could not stand to look at that pink color for another second. I had stopped by a paint store to buy some paint and then a target to get new bed sheets and covers to match the paint. I gently stroked the fresh green paint on my wall.
"Why do you want to get rid of the pink? It's so pretty." Jennifer asked as she painted the other side of the wall.
I had invited her over since I figured I could use some help. Plus it was like killing two birds with one stone.
"I think it's too girly." I simply said.
"My room is a light purple, you should have went for that instead of this lemon color."
I wanted to tell her that I knew her room too well but I couldn't since 'Felicia' had not been over to her house yet.
"Well this is a neutral color and it's not lemon,it's green." I pointed out.
She giggled.
"What's so funny?"
"Nothing, you just sound like him." She said.
I looked over at her face and I don't know why but I wanted to cry, It must be the female hormones. Jennifer looked so pitiful and sad whenever she mentioned me.
I played dumb and asked the most obvious question in the world.
"Are you talking about that Arinze boy?"
She nodded and I swear I saw a single tear fall from her eye.
"Well enough about him, let's get this room done."
I nodded and continued panting.
We sat in the kitchen talking as we waited for the paint to dry. I had bought some Golden morn, since I knew how much Jennifer loved them.
"You don't want any?" She asked me.
"No, I'm not a fan of sweets or junk food in particular." I snorted.
"So why did you get Golden Morn?" She asked me.
"I thought you might like some snacks."
She smiled.
"Thank you."
I shrugged and nodded as a response.
"So where are your parents?" She asked me.
I was confused until I remembered I told her that my 'Dad' and I had transferred here from Lekki.
"My dad is on a business trip." I said.
"And your mom?" She asked as she looked around the house.
I scratched my head thinking of something quick.
"In Lekki, they divorced."
"Oh I'm sorry."
She became sad at the topic.
"I know how it feels." She added.
It's true. Her parents had officially been divorced for three months now. Jennifer was the one taking care of her crying father each day while her mother went to go party with other guys. It took a while before her elder brother had come to take her to stay with him. At least until it was time for custody battle.
"How did both your parents react?" This was probably the only way that I could ask.
"Well my mom did not waste time at dating again, shes on her seventh boyfriend at the moment, but my dad took it bad. My daddy is known for being sensitive so it hit him hard when my mother wanted to file a divorce. I knew it was bound to happen and so did he but it still hurt him nonetheless. I'm the one who helps him cope with the divorce every night calling him and comforting him.Sometimes I wish he get over it and start dating again like my mom does. I just want both of them to be happy and I don't blame neither of them for the divorce." She said.
Jennifer may sound strong but I know that this divorce has destroyed her, probably worse than her father.
I don't know what urged me to do this but I found myself hugging Jennifer and brushing her dark curly hair with my hand.
"It's ok to cry Jennifer"
I felt her twitch in my arm but then relaxed and place her arms around me.
She began to let it all out.
The divorce, my rejection and disappearance.
I felt bad about rejecting her in such a cold way.
'I should have told her I loved her too.' I shook my head at the thought. I don't love Jennifer, that's ridiculous. I'm just thinking crazy because I'm a girl now, yeah that's it.
Jennifer let go of me and wiped her tears away.
"Thanks Felicia, even though we've been friends for a short time I cant help but feel like I've known you for years."
"Same." I replied.
She smiled.
"Well I think it's time for the second coat of paint." She said as she got up from her seat and made her way to my bedroom.
"Yeah." I said as I followed her.
After another hour of waiting for the second coat of paint to dry Jennifer and I were finally fixing up the room. We were changing the bed sheets and placing the new ones at the moment. The blanket was a soft yellow with white and brown stripes, Jennifer had picked it, and so were the sheets. After that we began hanging some posters I had manged to take from my old room. I broke into my other house last night and when I mean 'broke in' I mean used the spare key by the window. I managed to get a few of my male shirts and these posters of Dwayne Johnson,Roman Reigns,Wayne Rooney. As Jennifer hung my Roman Reigns poster up,she could not help but notice the signature on the bottom.
"You got it signed?" She asked me.
"Yeah. Long time ago."
"That is so awesome. Felix has the same poster and he managed to get it signed as well. You really do remind me of him." She mumbled the last part.
My room was finally done and for once I could call this my room. I'm happy that silly pink is gone, what was Tara thinking?
I laid on my bed with Jennifer beside me, she had decided to sleepover since she figured she'd be here all day.
"Are you hungry?" I asked her.
"Starving." She said as her stomach growled.
She giggled at that and I smirked.
"Well lets go get something to eat." I said as I got up from my bed, Jennifer doing the same after me.
I had taken her to a small restaurant. Jennifer and I used to come here whenever we had some free time. Tara did say I could hint who I was with out being specific and obvious.
"Felix and I used to come here a lot. Wow Felicia, you never stop surprising me." She said as she took a bite. I had ordered my usual white rice and smoked fish. She smiled and shook her head even more as she pointed at my dish.
"If I did not know any better I would believe that you and Felix switched bodies or something." She laughed.
Well she was close but still so far.
I paid the bill after we finished.
"Felicia,you don't have too pay."
"I don't but I want to pay, you're my guest."
Even if I was a girl at the moment I was still a guy inside and one thing that upset me was when guys invite girls out and expect them to pay. I don't care if their dating or not, If you invite a girl out be courteous enough to pay for dinner. Except if the girl you're inviting turns out to be more gluttunious than a northern pig.
"Seriously you don't need to." Jennifer said as she reached her purse.
"Jennifer please let me pay." I said.
She looked over at me and then spoke again.
"All right, but I got tip."
I smirked at her.
"Fine." I said as I got up.
Jennifer placed three hundred on the table before following me to the register. I handed the cashier five hundred and then Jennifer and I made our way back to my apartment. We walked home in silence, It wasn't an akward one just a peaceful one. We were a block away from my apartment when Jennifer spoke.
"I miss him." She said.
"Felix?" I asked.
She nodded.
"No matter what he's my best friend and I still love him. You remember when I said he could burn in hell and I would not care?"
I nodded.
"Well I did not mean it."
Obviously she didn't but for some odd reason I felt relieved when she said that.
"You know though when I'm with you I feel like he's here, crazy huh?"
"Maybe not Jennifer. maybe not." I said but she must have not heard me since she had began walking a little ahead of me.
"Maybe not." I repeated to my self before catching up with her.



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Re: CURSED by izaray(f): 12:46pm On Jul 30
Thanks for the update
Re: CURSED by queenitee(f): 1:36pm On Jul 30
My dear Felix grin
Re: CURSED by Hardes(m): 3:02pm On Jul 30
Thanks for the update

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