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Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 5:54pm On Mar 17
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There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

“Ellaaaa”….my goodness, I thought sleepily who the hell calls someone so loudly while asleep. I wouldn’t answer was my initial thought until I heard it again this time louder.

“Ellaaaaa!” and then I knew it wasn’t a dream but my daylight nightmare in flesh my roommate also best friend, Momore. Mo for short.


Opening my eyes reluctantly and looking directly at her with my face scrunched up like I just got punched in the face choosing my words calmly before I burst with extreme anger.

“Mo my darling.”

I stated sarcastically.

“To what in the world do I owe this pleasure of you chanting my name in such manner.” I said glaring at her.


“Oh my god”

She gasped feigning her voice like that of a sweet angel she never was.

“Did I wake you up? I’m sorry, my bad.”

Then, she chuckled again causing me to roll my eyes at her. Mo ignored my mood and plopped down on my bed with a loud thud. Like good gracious me I thought, how insensitive Mo could get.


Anyways that aside I was fully awake now and really interested in knowing why she would decide to wake me up in such manner. Bouncing back and forth she whispered yelled.

“Well I just heard that Khalid has resumed and he looks way hotter than last session…ahhh!”

She screamed at the top of her lungs making my world turn. Seems like early resumption is taking a toll on Mo’s sanity. Its a new session the first semester in our final year and Mo as it is has began poke nosing and gossiping around.


No intention to offend, she is a very good friend of mine but I can’t just ignore the fact that she never tries to mind her own damn business. Jerking out of my reverie, I yelled.

“Would you stop screaming like a banchee already? Or do you plan to ruin my eardrums?”

“Don’t you seem much more excited than I am?” She replied tauntingly.


“OK fine” I admitted feeling defeated. “I do have a crush on him but that doesn’t imply you racing around like a demented goat.”

“Oh my goddess Ella you just broke my heart.” Mo dramatically sat on the floor and feigned tears.


Honestly, Mo has always been drama queen. So I wasn’t moved by her act. I thought of how I was going to put up with her for the next eight month just as I have always done since our first year. Cheers to being the best friend of all time. I thought frustrated.


“Are you really going to just stand there and not pacify me?” I sighed deeply and got down on my knees to pat her back.

“There, there.” I murmured. “Do you feel better now?”

“So much better!” She smiled widely and I rolled my eyes. This was going to be one long session. I was beginning to hate my life already.

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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 2:34pm On Apr 07
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You always gain by giving love

Attending a school where academic excellence was their top priority wasn’t any fun sincerely. For one I detested Dr. Lawson’s classes. It was a 7 am class which only made my day worse than it could ever be. His classes were a little bit of lecturing, students hollering, taunting him, and him cussing them out. In all honesty, it was tiring.

To cap it all was a two-hour class. Few minutes before his period was almost over my department class rep told us to stay behind for an important discussion. Not again. I sighed.

After wasting for the longest 40minutes of my life listening to what Adewale had to say which was clearly of no importance. I grabbed my bag and headed towards my hostel. I stayed off-campus which was a great advantage to me. I couldn’t imagine staying crammed in the school hostel. Not to mention the atmosphere off-campus was way better.

I thought I was stressed out but Mo’s demeanor was far worse. Her forehead was creased and she walked around the room like she had the world’s problem on her shoulders. I had to admit she looked funny. I decided not to engage her in a conversation as I was in no mood for any drama. Not today. It could be any other day but not today.

The clock on the wall said past 4. I worked part-time at Tasty grills pastry shop. As you would have it, Mo and I were from what you would refer to as a low middle-class family. If at all there was anything like that. But oh well, let’s just say we were barely surviving or living the soft life.

Both our school and accommodation fees were paid for by our parents. See, not rich but not poor too. We only decided to assist by working part-time side hustles to cover up some of our everyday needs.

I took shifts at Tasty grills as a shop attendant. While Mo sources for modeling gigs. She also doubled as a hairstylist. The money we earned from both jobs thankfully kept us afloat.

Just as I thought today was going to end well. What I had been dreading since I started working here happened. The sales account had a discrepancy. Who could have done this? How did the money go out and wasn’t accounted for? The fact that I was in charge of the account for the day made it only worse.

I didn’t have money to cover it up. Even my savings wouldn’t be enough. Payday was drawing near, and I knew it would be deducted from it. Not like the money was ever enough to start with.

With the little fiber left in me, I walked all the way home. I just wanted to sulk and pretend today never happened.

It was a weekend and I was in no mood for anything. The money misplaced last night was a huge blow on me but Mo won’t hear of it. She kept on ranting and asking how. Even I didn’t know how it happened.

“Ella”

“Yeah?”

“What are you up to?” She deadpanned ignoring my sour mood.

“No good” I replied.

“You are hopeless” she muttered.

I couldn’t help but laugh she knew how to brighten my mood. I went into the bathroom and I heard a knock on the door.

“Mo, who’s there?” I asked stepping out.

We both stared at each other wondering who it could be. We rarely had visitors and since we had very few friends having visitors was quite unusual for both of us.

I cautiously walked to the door trying not to trip on my feet. I opened the door and it was the landlord. His face didn’t look like he had something good to say.

“Would you quit staring at me and greet me or you intend to take a picture” He barked.

“I’m sorry sir www…what did you say”.

I was rooted to the spot like an idiot. I thought of many things I could have done after seeing him. Moved aside for him to come in. Moved out of the room to talk to him properly or just said “Good morning”. I was a mess probably because I knew why he was here. He shook his head and looked over my shoulders at Mo.

Mo had never liked him since the first day we moved in. So of course, I doubted she would come to my aid at this time. She only murmured a greeting and turned towards her books.

” Well, I’m here to tell you, people, that the house rent has been increased and since you haven’t paid for this year’s rent you are, to begin with, the new payment I hope that’s clear”. He said grumpily.

“Eiiiii!” I exclaimed.

My jaw must have dropped and been ajar for quite some time because the next thing I noticed was Mo closing my mouth with her fist.

“Now that’s not fair, the least you could have done was tap me”.

She looked at me like I had grown two heads.

“You were practically in wonderland.” She replied clearly exhausted like I was.

“Where’s this man?” I said peering into the corridor.

“Gone as you can see” She shrugged.

At that moment reality hit me that we were in for another rent since it had been increased.

I felt quite bad for my parents as they had a lot on their table coupled with expenses of my coming project now an increase in house rent.

As if reading my thoughts Mo patted my back comforting me. I sighed. Adulthood was a big scam.

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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 2:12pm On Apr 09
Always be mine (3)

Love knows no bounds


“You don’t mean to say dad lost his job!” I exclaimed breathlessly… “are you playing with me right now?”

Dad’s salary was never enough from the beginning. But it was better than nothing. Now there wasn’t even anything at all.

“Do you think I am in the mood for such?” My younger sister Imisioluwa responded over the phone sounding frustrated.

I had called home to update them on my house rent. But I couldn’t get through to either of my parents so I called my sister only to hear much dreadful news of dad losing his job.

I was shattered. I could see my whole world spinning right in front of me.

“Ella, are you still there?” She asked.

I whispered, “Sure I am”.

“Please you don’t have to be down. I’m sure things would get better soon enough.” She cajoled

I felt it was all a lie that she just wanted to make me feel better at the moment. Nothing was going to be fine. I thought of how bad things would become from now.

I had to hang up. I couldn’t take it anymore. I fell to my knees and tears rolled down my eyes.

I wondered aloud “Where do I start from?” There was no one to run to. No close relative to help out. Nothing at all.

I was still on my knees when I heard my phone ring. it was my dad.

“Dad” I croaked. Even my voice sounded foreign to me.

“Ella my dear, how are you?” He asked as if he already knew the answer but wanted to be sure.

” I could be better dad.” I sniffed. Looking down at my teardrops on the floor.

“Don’t worry my dear I would make sure to provide for your needs in any way I can. You don’t have to worry too much we would get a loan to see you through school. That’s a promise.” Dad sounded broken. I had never heard him sound so vulnerable.

I could hear mum consoling him from the background.

Hearing that my parents wanted to get a loan made my heart hurt. And because I was the reason even made it worse.

We have nothing to use as collateral how do they intend to get a loan then? I thought. It was all tiring.

I wiped my tears as an idea struck me. I was too determined to let a minor issue be the end of me and ruin my chances of having a better future.

There had to be a solution. I was sure, and the only person who had just the solution to my problem was my mentor, Dr. Benson.

Dr. Patricia Benson was one of the best lecturers in the department of political science. I got lucky to be assigned as her mentee.

She had proven to be a great pillar of support especially when I had issues with my results in my second year. The most peculiar act of hers was helping students from financially unstable homes get jobs to keep them in school.

Coming to the resolution with my thoughts. I immediately texted Dr. Benson. She replied I to meet with her at her office by 3 pm the next day.

Humming to one of my favorite songs. I waited for Mo to return from her workplace. I smiled believing that there surely was a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I just had to crawl through the dark tunnel of course.


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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 9:08am On Apr 10
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Going to Dr. Benson’s office was always a nightmare for me. I dreaded those steps. Although, it was just a two-story building and her office was on the last floor.

It still kept me on the edge. I get very lazy when it comes to doing anything besides having to climb a plight of stairs. But today I was so determined to see her I needed help. And at the moment she was the only one I could run to in times like this.

I felt so relieved coming face to face with her office door. I inhaled deeply. There’s no going back now.

I knocked twice. Then her voice ushered me in. Sitting behind a big mahogany desk was Dr. Patricia Benson.

One reason why she interested me, was the way she always presented herself. She went about with confidence that oozed authority. She was exactly what one would refer to as a role model.

“Ella quit staring and sit down. I’m only here because I invited you. I have a meeting in thirty so be quick.”

“Ma I want a job!” I blurted.

Realizing what I had said I couldn’t be more stupid.

“I mean…I need a job.” I repeated.

“Ellllaaaa,” She said. Her face was flustered and she smiled.

“I have never seen you this way, is everything okay dear?” She asked.

“No, not exactly,” I said looking at my feet. I twisted my palm in my laps and looked everywhere but her.

“ I need a job. Any job at all. I don’t care whatever it is as long as it pays me.”

She looked at me closely and sighed. “Ella why do you need a job all of a sudden? What about the pastry shop?”

“Well, ma my parents are in a fix right now struggling to pay my fee. Then, there are my project expenses to worry about amongst other things.
The pastry shop won’t do much in covering all my expenses. “

“What! Is it that serious?”

“Yes it is, but I believe you would help me, please I’m in desperate need of your assistance.

She stared at me her eyes full of pity. I hate it when I get stared at. It felt like her eyes were boring holes in my skin. So I just stood there waiting.

“It’s fine I would get back to you. Probably within the next three days. That’s a promise.” She gathered some files on her desk and peered at her computer’s screen.

Right there and then I felt the knot in my chest loosen. Finally, lt felt like all hope wasn’t lost.

“Thank you so much. I would appreciate your reply.“ I replied not hiding my excitement.

“You can go now.” She waved me off.

I was relieved knowing I was heading somewhere. Just then I heard a growl that wouldn’t be from me right? I thought to myself

Oops, it was my stomach. I haven’t had anything to since eat in the morning. Now, what should I eat? I thought excited.

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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 12:39pm On Apr 14
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Three excruciatingly slow days later I received a text from DrBenson to head down to her office and ensure I get there in fifteen minutes.

I’d always thought that I could and would never run marathon in my life. However, I shocked myself when I felt my legs flying all the way from the main gate to her office. I was practically out of breath by the time I got to her office. Composing my self I knocked on the door and ushered myself in on hearing a response.

“Good afternoon ma.”

She looked up at me and smiled, seeing her smile made my shaking palms relax. There is means she probably has good news. I sighed inwardly. Might as well wait for it.

“So I got to know that one of my old friends is in need of an maid or help but the thing is she doesn’t need it for herself since she is hardly around. She needs you for her grandson who just got back from the states he got transferred here to get done with his finals. I guess you both are in the same department.” She said craning her neck.

I stood there mute.

Dr. Benson looked at me as if she was trying to see through my soul. I wasn’t really thinking at the moment all I want to know is if the pay was good.

She continued, “Well the pay would be around fifty thousand and you would be staying in the house also I heard the boy is quite a handful but I hope you would endure for the meantime”.

This job was great. And the pay—was A-okay. But I didn’t understand why a boy my age would need a help. Oh well.

I couldn’t believe I would be having all that money to myself. I was so lost in thought that I almost zoned out of the conversation.

“All you need to do is ensure to do his cooking, laundry. Just the house chores in general. I hope you are okay with that?”

I was speechless for a minute, super excited I couldn’t care less if I was working for my age mate what mattered was me being able to meet up with my expenses. Moving swiftly I pulled her into a hug.

“Oh my God thank you so much ma this means a whole lot to me. I so much appreciate this. Thank you so much“.

“I’m glad you are“,she replied smiling. “Anyways you are to resume as soon as possible so how ready are you“.

It stuck me then that I would be leaving Mo I felt quite bad but this had to be done. I needed to tell her first of course.

“Ma, can I have two more days to sort myself out? I would be ready by then“.

“Uhm… that won’t be a problem then, do let me know when you are ready“.

I got home and called my boss Mr. Fiyin at the pastry shop, to resign. I didn’t care if it was impromptu. Besides, It wasn’t a formal organization. There was no need for any formality in quitting work. Explaining the situation to Mo was the hardest thing to do.

“Mo! It’s just a house, and we’d still see on campus. It’s not like traveling or saying goodbye forever. She bent her head and feigned sobs. I rolled my eyes and patted her back. “Would you quit being dramatic already?”

I had gotten to my peak already, having to beg and explain to Mo about a hundred times why and how she couldn’t accompany me to the house of people I don’t even know.

“Ella…she whined, you know I can’t do without you how would I stay here all by myself? It’s so not fair. Jeez, and there’s that annoying landlord.” She folded her arms and kept mumbling. I thought this wouldn’t be this hard. But she was making it even harder.

“ You can come to visit me anytime, Mo.” I cajoled

“Really?” She asked, excited.

“ You sure can Mo, would you help me pack my stuff now?”

“Yes, yes, yes.” I couldn’t help but laugh. She sounded like a five-year-old.

“Ella.” She called out meekly

“Hmmn,” I hummed, thinking of what to put in my box.

“Won’t you tell your parents?“

“I don’t think they need to know yet. They won’t be so happy about it“.

“True, though, just make sure you tell them soon.”

“Sure I would“

Hugging me from behind, she muttered into my ear, “I would miss you so much, Ella.”

“Stop it already. It’s not like I won’t be attending class.” I turned to face her.

“I know, but still, it’s not the same.”

“Yeah, right,“ I huffed, getting bored of her drama.

Just then, she came unto me, almost wringing my neck. I was so going to miss Mo, but it would only last a while, right. I couldn’t wait to begin my new job.

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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 1:43pm On May 01
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Wow.” That was the only word I could mutter.

Nobody cared to hint to me that I was coming to work in a house that was this big. I could bet that the owner’s net worth was over a billion.

Dr. Benson had dropped me at the gate of the Savage’s house and told me to meet the security guard at the entrance. I introduced myself as the new help. The security guard looked like he was shocked to see someone like me wanting to be a help. I couldn’t even point out the cause of his surprise.

It wasn’t like I was in my dinner gown or anything. Probably my beauty struck him speechless. I chuckled.

He let me in and directed me to the main door, I knocked, but nobody answered. Then, I let myself in.

I thought seeing the house from the front gate was terrific, but its interior was astonishing. Now, I understood why no one answered the door. This house was far too massive for anyone to hear a slight knock on the door.

The interior was all white and gold. The chandeliers hung beautifully from the roof. The sofas looked like you could have a lifetime sleep on them. It had sheep fur, which had a soft feel under my palm.


I tried checking the rooms to know if anyone was in. They were all locked. Only one open was the kitchen.

“My goodness,“ I yelped. Did I ever mention how I pictured my dream kitchen to be? I thought to myself. This was what I had always dreamt of—a high class kitchen. I had already began to imagine myself cooking and doing all sorts in this kitchen. I hummed my favorite tune I chuckled again. I never knew this kind of life. I mean house awaited me. I felt comfortable and relaxed.

Just then, I heard someone cough behind me. “When you are done staring. Would you like to explain what the hell you are doing in my house and intruding my fucking privacy”.

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Re: Always Be Mine (TEEN ROMANCE) by Pancakeey(f): 7:01pm On May 03
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I was beyond terrified the voice almost made me jump out of my skin.

“Are you deaf, or you are just dumb?” He bickered.

Lost in thought, I forgot he was talking to me. I was so busy checking him out. Oh my! He’s such a hottie. I blushed.

I sighed dreamily. He was everything I wanted in a man: tall, muscled body, chiselled face, full lips. I fought the urge to cup his face. He was just perfect, His eyes roamed over me, and he quirked his brows in disdain.

“I can’t believe this!” He scoffed. “Are you okay or something wrong with my face?” He asked irritated. “I said, who are you?” He roared.

My God, that voice. I sighed again. It was so soothing, like how velvet melted on the tongue. I came to an abrupt pause. What was I thinking? Jolting back to my senses, I clumsily straightened my skirt.

“ He…hello. I…am sorry. I didn’t mean to ba…barge in li…like that.” He palmed his face and shook his head. I was a total mess, but I went on anyway. “I knocked b…b…but no one responded“. Everything sounded so foolish even to myself.

“That still doesn’t give you the right to walk in here. What if something goes missing?”

He stared wide-eyed. “Uhm, wait… Are you a thief?” His eyes were blazing hot. If they could, I’m sure he would have shot lasers right out of them and burnt me to ashes.

“I beg your pardon. I’m not a th…theif.”

“Exactly what a thief would say.”
My ears burned. “I just said I wasn’t a thief. if I weren’t invited to come here, I would have never had to enter into an unknown house talk less of encounter you.“

My anger was rising, and I couldn’t help it. He blinked furiously and smirked.

“Don’t you dare talk back at me, Ever! Do you know who I am? No one, I mean nobody, looks at me and talks back to my face. I can ruin you in seconds; you would be surprised at how unfortunate you could be getting in my way like that.”

I was coming close to me at a slow pace. I knew I was in for it this time around. Maybe I should have been more patient; this may probably be the snooty person I may work for. God knows I wasn’t going to back down anyways. I won’t have anyone treat me like dirt, not even someone this breathtaking.

I laughed and bent over, trying to catch my breath. “Uhm, and may I ask, who are you? I haven’t done anything wrong. All I did was check if anyone was home? It’s not like I stole anything, or you saw me picking something up. I don’t even know you from anywhere. You may as well be an intruder. Who knows?” I spat back.

He was livid, and the next thing I saw was his hand going up in the air. My eyes went into slits, and I silently dared him to touch me.

“Quit harassing the young lady Adam. When would you ever stop being bossy? The matriarch of the Savage family stood a few steps away, smiling. I could tell she was in her mid-sixties even though she looked far younger. Her hair was grey and packed into a tight bun. Her glasses sat on her nose, and her eyes crinkled every time she blinked.

She walked towards me and smiled wider.

“I’m so sorry, my dear. Please pardon him; he’s having a bad day” It better be. I thought. “Erm, you must be Ella from Dr Benson”?

“Yes, I am. I got here not quite long.“

“Come with me, my dear; let’s discuss.”

“Alright.” Forgetting, Adam was still standing there throwing daggers at me with his eyes. I hurried to follow her.

I turned and stuck my tongue out. He hissed loudly and almost breathed fire. I smiled and patted myself inwardly.

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