JUST A TASTE EPISODE 17

September 03, 2018

Episode 17
DANIEL: As soon as Brenda was out of sight. I quickly called Nadia
“Nadia, please meet me up, its important”
I was smart but a part of me still threatened that Brenda noticed all I did.
If she really did, I would have to watch my steps too.
It took Nadia a while before she finally made my heart flutter when she replied
“Ok where?”
My heart beamed with Joy. I have to freshen up for our encounter.
NADIA: At first I wanted to react to the words that made my heart rent in two. But my brain help calculate the loss I would encounter.
Daniel had too call, thank goodness. Because at that time, it helped relieve the tension seated in our midst.
“Ok where?”
I replied his request. Not that I was actually planning to meet up with him.
“Joyce, am sorry”
She sat on her bed and sighed. It seemed that was the words she wanted in the first place.
“It’s ok”
My mind began to push me. Now that she had accepted my apology, tell her about Brenda. It’s now or never!
“Brenda confronted me though”
Her red eyes rekindled
“What?!”
The announcement rang to call off the break time.
“What did she say?”
She asked as she handed me my clothes. I stared at the jean again. All these jeans trousers, the problem is not putting them on, but it’s when I want to pull them off. It takes the strength of God.
I wore it anyway, Joyce is here to help me out.
“Nothing much, she was pushing me to admit that it’s Madam Serena teaching me”
We were out of the room already.
“And what did you tell her?”
She questioned, looking straight Into my eyes, like she was planning to have me on the hook if I dare try to lie.
“I denied it, don’t worry”
She sighed in relief.
“Nadia, you are late”
Brenda shot at me..
Ahn ahn, it was both me and Joyce nah. She ignored Joyce and faced me. The eyes Joyce shot at her made me understand that they both avoided each other’s wrath. I still wondered how they where able to pretend like they weren’t siblings.
Brenda introduced the lesson of the day
Chinese chicken salad
*Ingredients*
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil,
divided 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 head napa cabbage, thinly shredded (about 6 cups)
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 large carrot, shredded (about 2 cups)
3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced, greens included
(about 1/2 cup)1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges in water, drained
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce orchili sauce
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and brush onto chicken breasts. Arrange in a baking dish and bake until juices run clear, about 13 to15 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely, and cut into 1/4-inch slices. In a large bowl, combine Napa cabbage,red cabbage, carrot, scallions, water chestnuts, Mandarin orange and sliced chicken. In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, brown sugar and chili sauce. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Divide among bowls and top each serving with 2 teaspoons toasted almonds.
NADIA:
Daniel was quick to catch up with me. He held my hands when I wasn’t paying attention to him.
“Listen Nadia, I care about you, that’s why i am here running after you OK? The least you can do is listen to what I have to say”
His words pricked my heart. I felt bad.
“Am sorry”
He smiled. Cute smile.
“It’s ok. Nadia you have to be careful..”
I made him pause when I signaled Joyce to go on without me”
“Brenda is planning something with someone big.. I don’t know what you girls are struggling for but please watch your back. I will be on the look out for you”
Fear came on me but I acted like it was nothing.
“Ok thanks, see you…”
Before I dropped the words he pecked me.
Seriously?
“I just felt you would need that. Catch you later”
I didn’t know if getting angry was what would suit the flutter I felt in my heart.
I was still thinking about it when my sight was taking from me. Before I screamed my mouth was shut as I passed out.
I woke up in a large office, laid on a sofa.
The man who sat to face me made my heart beat like the talking drum. My mouth shivered to my bone when I questioned.
“Wil- wilson?”
Just A Taste
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