Saved From The Pit

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Submitted: April 26, 2014

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Saved From The Pit

By Faisal Fransu

 

Have you read and enjoyed all the stories that have taken place at Learninghouse high school? Well, here’s another one for you. Let’s hope that we’ll be able to find more stories like it in the school library.

It was six o’clock in the evening and Learninghouse high school was filled with people. But doesn’t school end at three o’clock? Then why are all these people here? Because they wanted to be present at the school talent show. These people included students, their parents, teachers and the rest of the school staff.

The important event would take place in the school gym, since there were over two thousand people attending. There were fifteen performers: five singers, five actors and five dancers.

The first six performers do not concern our story. But the seventh one does. His name was Robert Wiseman. He sang “Draw me close to you”. The song was full of emotion, and his rich and passionate voice added to that. Many people, especially the ladies, were touched by his performance. When the song was over, the place exploded with claps and cheers.

The next performer was also a singer. But a girl this time. It was Flora Andrew, a grade eleven student. She sang “I Need Your Love”, which she had written herself. Ah, words alone cannot fully describe her performance. It was about feeling unloved. Many people were touched by the words and also her voice. But the person who enjoyed it the most was Robert Wiseman. Again, when the song was over, everybody clapped for her.

At the end of the show, the judges had to decide who would be this year’s winner. Well, it wasn’t Robert nor Flora.

When Robert went home that night, he went on Facebook and searched for Flora Andrew. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find her. So he concluded that she didn’t have a Facebook account.

“Can I sit here, please?” said Robert, as he was looking for a place to sit in the cafeteria.

“Sure,” said one of the occupants of the bench.

“Do you know anything about Flora Andrew?” Robert asked one of the girls that he was sitting with.

“Well y-yes…” she replied with some hesitation.

“Well I’d like to meet her,” he said. “I really liked her voice when she sang at the talent show.”

“O you don’t want to be seen with her,” asserted the same girl in a mysterious voice.

“And why not?” he couldn’t believe his ears.

“Never mind why,” she answered a little sharply. “Just don’t think of her.”

Robert was astonished beyond words can describe. It was certainly very strange for a student at his school to tell him not to talk to another student. Nevertheless, he did not give up on meeting her.

Usually Robert left the cafeteria ten minutes before the next class started. So that day, he went and told his educational assistant about the lady that he wanted to meet.

“If you want, we can go to the attendance office and ask about her,” his educational assistant suggested cheerfully.

It was a great idea. Robert had lots of trust and respect for this helper of his, whose name was Mr. Greatheart. He was the only person that Robert told his secrets to.

When they had enquired from the attendance office about Flora Andrew, they were told that she had the same lunch as Robert.

“I’ll introduce you to her tomorrow,” said one of the ladies at the office.

True to her promise, the kind lady took Robert to where Flora was sitting the next day. She was all alone.

“Flora, this is a great gentleman, Robert,” she introduced them to one another. When her mission had been accomplished, she left. Robert was now sitting beside Flora.

“So how are you doing?” he managed to break the silence.

“Fine… You?”

“I’m alright, I guess,” he chuckled. “And by the way, I really liked your singing at the talent show. I loved your voice. The song was awesome.”

“It’s so kind of you to say that,” she replied, although she wasn’t touched by his remark.

He knew that she wasn’t happy. But he didn’t know what to say. So they just chatted about random stuff.

When it was almost time for class, Robert asked, “So can we sit together tomorrow?”

“Sure, if you’d like,” said Flora. And they parted.

From that day forward, Robert and Flora sat together almost every day. But she didn’t seem to enjoy his company for reasons unknown to him.

So one day he asked, “Well I don’t know how to say this, but you don’t seem to like sitting with me.”

“It’s not that,” she remarked a little sadly. “If you knew the truth, you wouldn’t want to sit with me.”

“Why what have you done?” he asked.

“I didn’t do anything,” she confessed. “It’s not my fault. But people judge me unfairly.

“Well then,” he smiled. “If you haven’t done anything wrong, I’ll be your friend no matter what the truth is.”

“But people will hate you the same way they hate me,” she argued.

“O they hate me already,” he chuckled. “None of the girls actually cares about me. So what worse can they do?”

“I’m just so scared to tell you the truth,” she sighed. “I don’t want you to leave me like the other boys did.”

“Let me say this,” he said, trying to sound serious. “I will be your friend even if you’re a vampire. It’s not your fault that you’re a vampire. You have no choice in the matter. So I’ll be your friend.”

“Well I was conceived out of wedlock,” she stated.

He was silent for a moment. But then he spoke, “It’s not your fault. You had no choice in the matter. So it doesn’t change the way I feel about you.”

“But most people in this community believe that I had no right to be born,” she started crying. “They believe that I’m the wickedest person in the whole community.”

Robert was moved with compassion. So he reached out and hugged her, saying, “Jesus loves you. And so do I. You were made in the image of God. So be proud of that. But from now on, you’ll never feel lonely again. I love you, Flora.”

“I love you too!” she sobbed on his shoulder. “You saved me from the pit of despair.”


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