FOREVER TOGETHER

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Henzel was sad to know that none of his brothers are willing to help him. He knew if he is gonna ask his sistersโ€™ help they will surely inform Elizabeth about his marks.

He was helpless. Tearfully, Henzel went to his room.

After minutes, Lorenzo walked into Henzelโ€™s room. What Lorenzo saw was Henzel wiping his tears.

โ€œHenzel, were you crying?โ€ Lorenzo asked.

โ€œNo, I was notโ€

โ€œCome on, why do you keep lying?โ€

โ€œOkay, I told you the truth once, and did you helped me?โ€ Henzel sounded sad and angry at the same time.

โ€œIs this something to cry about? Henzel, look. There is no one perfect in this world. Everyone has their own drawbacks. But that mustnโ€™t stop you. Failing in an examination is not a big deal.โ€

โ€œItโ€™s so easy for you to say. But Iโ€™m sure dad will be mad at me if I tell him that I failed. I just scored 5 out of 50.โ€

โ€œYour teacher wants to meet your guardian because you failed very badly in a test, and you are afraid to tell dad and mom because they will not be satisfied with those marks. Right? Lorenzo asked.

โ€œYes,โ€ Henzel said.

โ€œIโ€™ll talk to dad.โ€

โ€œNo,โ€ Henzel said, โ€œNo please. I donโ€™t want him to know about my marks.โ€

โ€œHmm... Okay. Wait! Why donโ€™t you ask Bennoโ€™s help?โ€

โ€œYou mean?โ€

โ€œAsk Benno to come with you to the school.โ€

โ€œWill it work out?โ€

โ€œCome on, weโ€™ll work it out.โ€ Lorenzo walked out with Henzel.

โ€œWhere are we going?โ€

โ€œTo Bennoโ€™s house.โ€

โ€œIsnโ€™t he with you?โ€ Henzel asked.

โ€œYeah he was, but then his mom called him, and he left.โ€

Henzel and Lorenzo walked and entered a small compound that had a one storey house in the center.

โ€œBenno, you in there?โ€ Lorenzo asked knocking on the door.

โ€œLorenzo!!โ€ Benno came running and hugged him.

โ€œHi, Benno!โ€ Henzel greeted him.

โ€œBenno, we need your help,โ€ Lorenzo said.

โ€œWhat is it, Lorenzo?โ€ Benno inquired.

โ€œArenโ€™t you free tomorrow?โ€ Lorenzo asked Benno.

โ€œYes, I am.โ€

โ€œOkay, tomorrow you have to go with Henzel to his school and act as his father. Act like a cool dad. The teacher will say that he is scoring very poor marks, and you must tell her that you will take care of him. Okay?โ€

โ€œAct as a cool father? What about a cute father?โ€ Benno asked with a smile.

โ€œLorenzo, you still think he can handle it?โ€ Henzel asked Lorenzo gesturing to Benno.

โ€œNo, not a cute father. Act as a cool dad. I will buy you a big bar of chocolate if youโ€™ll play this role properly.โ€ Lorenzo told Benno.

โ€œWow! A big bar of Chocolate! Okay. By the way, when is this acting?โ€, said Benno.

โ€œWhen is your open day?โ€ Lorenzo asked Henzel.

โ€œIn the evening,โ€ Henzel said.

โ€œOkay, Iโ€™ll come with you in the evening,โ€ Benno said.

Happily, Henzel went off with Lorenzo

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