"The guard says you have a boyfriend."
The accusation hit me from left field and my fingers pause above the keyboard. In the background, a song is playing, its singers begging ironically for somebody to find them "Somebody to Love". I look over my shoulder at my nanny who is ironing clothes while watching Prime Time Wah Lai Toi. "Excuse me? Who?"
"The guard at your college."
Mr. Indian Mustache? I had no idea he even conversed with my nanny. "What did he say?"
"He says he saw you with some guy with green hair."
I blink a few times. "I'm sorry what?"
Here, she falters a little as she attempts to explain herself. English is not her best language. "Cur-reen..."
I'm still confused. I pick up one of my books with a green cover and point at it. "Green hair? I've never seen anyone with green hair before!" That's a lie. I have but that had been a girl and I'm pretty sure that's not who my nanny's referring to.
"Curry..." She start twirling the air with her pointer finger.
I laugh with realisation. "Oh, you mean curly!"
"Yes!" my nanny exclaims triumphantly. "The guard saw you hugging him!"
"I hug everyone," I deadpan.
She goes slack-jawed with horror. "How could you?! You don't go around hugging just anyone!" She harrumphs righteously and settles back into her ironing and I turn back to my work. If only she knew...