My screams must have shocked my husband and everyone else around, because everyone stopped for a few seconds and all eyes were on me, I was rumbling on telling Mthobisi to not hurt the boy, I was even telling him about the insurance and that it would pay out and we didn’t have to go through all this, Mthobisi switched off the car and came out, I was so worried about what he might do to me for interrupting him while he was in a mission to hurt the boy and find my car in the process but instead he did the opposite of what I feared, he held me in his arms and told me not be scared he was not going to run that boy over he was just trying to scare him, I was shaking and crying so hard, I had never been so scared of my husband before and I told him as much, that must have hit somewhere doubt if it hit the heart as I was convinced that my husband had no heart. He let go of me and held my face with both his hands and said “Honey you are my life, it’s my job to protect you. I love you with all my heart and soul”, I was still sobbing and I heard Thomas screaming “Jen, bring the whisky” a few moments later a blond white good looking woman, who looked like she had just stepped out of a magazine shoot brought a glass of whiskey, she gave it to me and said I should drink it will calm me down, I gulp the whole thing down it tasted horrible, I’m not a whiskey drinker and I always mix whiskey with Appletiser to make it taste better and my husband would always laugh at me and say I’m spoiling the taste, what taste because this was ugly and it felt like it was burning my chest, a few minutes later I felt a bit better, I was a bit calm. Thomas introduced the beautiful looking lady as his wife Jen, we shook hands and Mthobisi told them that he would be taking me home and Thomas should take over from here.
On the drive home I was sobbing like a small baby I could not believe my husband was capable of such in despicable acts, Mthobisi kept trying to calm me down when I would not stop crying he stopped the car on the highway, parked it on the yellow lane and said we should talk about what happened, honestly in the middle of the freeway, is this man for real? A truck could come and hit our car and it would be the end of us, I didn’t want to die a painful death. I told him we should speak when we get home he said he could not stand to see me cry like that and wanted to explain what had just happened, I had no choice but to listen, he explained that I was his responsibility and if anyone tried to hurt me it was his responsibility to call that person to order, he said there is a reason why we stay in the North he wanted to make sure that I was out of harm’s way, safe and protected. This didn’t make sense, what did staying in the North of Joburg had to do with anything, I didn’t ask I just wanted to get home and crawl under the blankets and sleep and forget about this day. He told me that he grew up with David and Thomas and they were his friends from way back and they had helped him out of many dangerous situations before and he told me I could trust them, I asked why in all the years that we had been together had I not meet these characters he said there was no point in me meeting because there was no crisis and I was safe, I didn’t understand but I was getting used to answers that didn’t make sense, we drove home in silence, well Mthobisi tried making jokes but I was not in the mood to laugh at his stupid jokes, after seeing that I was not laughing at his usual jokes he kept quiet and drove.
When we got home, Mthobisi ran me a bubble bath and told me to relax in the bath and not worry about anything he will make supper, he was on his sweetest behaviour, I went into the bath, it was nice and hot just exactly what I needed, it was so relaxing that I actually fell asleep, after not coming out for a few hours Mthobisi must have been worried that I had slit my wrists or drowned myself, for he came in the bathroom and woke me up, the water was by now ice-cold I got out and put on pyjamas and to my surprise my husband had cooked me dinner, he had the table, there was even wine on the table it was a really romantic set-up, he was playing Barry White on the background, oh wow, who knew a person could switch so quickly from a hard-core thug to the sweetest romantic man that he was being right now. He pulled up a chair for me; I sat down and told him that this is all so beautiful. I tried to put behind what had happened earlier and focus on this beautiful romantic moment with my husband, Mthobisi told me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me and how he never wants to loose me ever and the thought of me being in danger while he was behind bars really didn’t sit well with him, he told me he still needed to go find those Somalian bastards who came to our home, I laughed at hearing that but at that moment I realized that this man really loved me, he might be involved and connected to thugs and whatever else he is doing but the fact is he would move mountains to make sure that I was safe and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters. We all want a man that will love, cherish and protect us and he was all of that and more. I decided to keep my promise to God of being an obedient wife and ask no further questions after all my prayers were answered I was not harmed in that whole interrogation that they were doing.
After dinner we sat on the couch to watch a romantic movie, hubby had really gone all out to make up for the today’s horrific drama that made him so attractive to me, he was paying attention to me, listen to everything I said and was just so present which is everything I had always wanted. While watching the movie I sat on top of him and started kissing him this caught him by surprise but he responded and I could feel his manhood getting hard, I unbuttoned his shirt and kissed him on his ears then went down to his neck and started nibbling his neck , I could see him getting excited, he swiftly moved me off from on top of him and put me on the couch, he removed my top and started sucking my nipples, I was getting turned on, I removed his belt and pants , then he stopped and looked at me, he smiled and said “I wish you could see what I see when I look at you, you are so beautiful Honey, I love every single inch of your body” that just made me weak on the knees, I loved my husband despite his crazy behind the scenes life. He pulled my pants off and went down to my honeypot, he licked and sucked it, I was ready for him, I had been starving for weeks my body was so ready for this moment, he put his manhood inside my honeypot and at that moment nothing else mattered, we were one like a husband and wife should be. We were at it for hours, I don’t know how many hours but this was the best love-making my husband and I have had in years. I felt alive again.
The next morning I was woken up by the smell of breakfast, I thought I was dreaming because in our house nobody’s got time to make breakfast, as I opened my eyes hubby was sitting in bed next to me with watching me, I know how some people find that to be romantic but it creeps me out, what the hell, I could be drooling in my sleep and you watching me do that. He told me how peaceful and beautiful I looked in my sleep, I smiled and realized he was carrying a tray with coffee, scrambled eggs, bacon and toasted bread, I asked when did he wake up, he smiled and said his wife deserves to be spoiled every now and again. I thanked him with a kiss which was an unending kiss and got us rolling in the sack again and since I was already sleeping naked and he only had boxers on this made things very simple, best sex is the morning glory it brightens up your whole day, this was enough breakfast for me, making love to my husband best cure for all my stress and frustrations. After making love, we shared the breakfast and we took a bath together, we bathe each other and were laughing and making jokes I felt so loved and appreciated this is what marriage should be like.
Mthobisi had to drop me off at work since we had left the other car at my work on the way to work I asked him what was happening with his job and when is he going back, he said he will be going to a hearing on Monday about the illegal mining allegations but since the court had no case against him he doesn’t see himself being in any trouble at work, I decided to not ask further questions on the matter because if there is one thing I know about my husband is he can take care of things I have first-hand experience in that. In all the craziness that had been going on I had forgotten to tell Mthobisi about Cape Town so this was my opportunity I told him I will be in Cape Town for a week next week for work and he looked at me surprised and said this is not a good time for you to be traveling we have a lot to sort out, we’ve been through hell and back and we need time together to get through all this. I looked at him and told him stop making it sound like I’m going for a big party in Cape Town I’m going there for work and he doesn’t know what’s going to happen at his hearing for all I know your his ass could get fired, we needed the extra money I will be making when I go to Cape Town, and to stop being bloody unreasonable. I could not believe we were arguing about this when I had always supported him in his career. We were now at the parking at my work, I got out and I said I will be home very late today I’m going out with the gals; I got out and slammed the door. Mthobisi opened the window and said ” this conversation is not over, by the way I’m meeting Mfundo for lunch”. I froze
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto