The innocent big girl PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 July 2015 11:23

CLASS RECORD

BY Christine Y. Guinacaran

“…EVEN IF RUBY IS ALREADY 16 YEARS OLD, YET, SHE IS STILL VERY INNOCENT AND WOULD  JUST SWALLOW  ANYTHING THAT IS GIVEN TO HER!”

These angry words were spewed -out by the very fuming Mrs. Gomez.

Ruby, was the only daughter of the very protective Gomez family.

She was brought to school, then fetched home everyday, by her father or her brother. And even if she was fourth year high school already, she was still afraid to go to town alone.

Therefore, when Mrs. Gomez learned that she absented herself from class and rode a tricycle to her boyfriend’s house, she was very shocked and furious. She did not even know that Ruby had a boyfriend, and even boldly go to his house.

But she was not angry with Ruby, for she was an innocent girl, but to the boyfriend and his conniving family.

So, she texted them to come to  their house posthaste.  The Reyes family, who was used to Ruby’s visitations, and saw nothing wrong with it, for one reason or the other, did not know what the summon was all about except that it was very urgent.

And being of the helpful type, they hastily appeared at the venue, ready to assist them in any  trouble.

But when they reached the house, what would they see, if not Ruby, crying on a chair? Then, they realized that the call was about the love affair.

And it was in this occasion that Ms. Gomez discharged the angry words to the Reyes’ about Ruby still being very innocent and just eating anything given to her. She blamed the family for not informing them about this foolishness, and therefore, endangering the life and reputation of their innocent, girl.

Her angry words were intended to extol the innocence and the trustfulness of the daughter despite her being sixteen years old already.

Yet, she was able to present her big girl as someone who has not really learnt wisdom in sixteen years, and has not developed an iota of strength  of character.

For any sixteen-year- old girl or boy, is expected to be able make good judgments already, in matters of boys or girls, and food and other commonplace things even without mommy at their side.

Remember?  “Be wise as a lion but harmless like a dove?