I need to recap. Friendships are important. They allow you enjoy the finer things in life such as love, loyalty, respect, care, trust basically all the important things. Zama and I had been close no doubt but she had betrayed me but I never stopped caring for as a friend. She came, she apologized, we fought about it until in her own special way we fixed things. Meladi also had been friend and she too betrayed me. Her I could not forgive because she did the whole Shakespeare thing of love turned to hate and I had no regrets now at this point. Then there was Aurelia, she was the one friend who had done nothing wrong to me and if truth be told had more than just stood up for me. She took care of me during difficult times and now had just gotten me a job. She had never ever asked me for anything of any significance and now here I was betraying that trust and mutual respect. Money is the root of all for a reason but I needed help. I might have to discuss this with my mother because this was important to me.
I know I am supposed to have run after her like they do in the movies but run after her and say what? Firstly she had lied to me. She had said on the phone after the interview that he had beaten her up because of sex then she changed her story now and was saying it was because of her. The guy played golf in the middle of the week for crying out loud why would he beat you up for hair. I don’t understand really. Had she gotten embarrassed to tell me the truth or something because that’s that’s the only other excuse I could think of. Nothing else really! So much was going on too fast and I had to compose myself. I did not want to lose my friend so I resolved that I will allow her to cool off then I will try talking to her tomorrow. I really needed this job though. Nowadays getting a job is next to impossible, it’s like calling Heaven and asking Jesus to come back! You apply for all these posts on faith and out of every 50 you apply to, two or three even bother replying and chances of getting that job are even slimmer! Aurelia didn’t get this and this is what I needed to explain.
In the house it was just me and Amo. Normally either my mother or sister is here to share the burden. I had to cook for everyone and take care of him at the same time. It’s a lot of work to be honest. Single mothers, you are heroes because I don’t think I can last longer like that. My mother called at least to check up on me. She said she had been trying to call Judith but was struggling to get her because her phone was off. My sister can disappear for a week if she wants to so my mother actually had cause to worry. She was too old for this though because with the way girls were going missing these days it was important to check in. Her colleagues were fine, one had broken her arm though in the accident that was it. She also asked me when last I spoke to Mudenda because she had spoken to all the uncles that matter and arrangements were afoot. We were no longer doing it at my house but my uncle’s place in the township. He was a policeman and very strict which is why I think she chose that. Yes a woman you can be single and independent as my mother was but at times you need male support as other males try to take advantage. My mother always said to us that,
“You can make his bed, wash his clothes and still be a strong powerful independent woman!”
She would say this when my sister questioned why at times she let our uncles get away with murder.m she had her own way of dealing with things. I was therefore not that surprised we would do it at his house. Is that wise though because all the money will go to his house? Ah I did not like this.
When my mother hung up the next call I was from Tidimalo. He called to ask me for advice about a girl. There was a girl he said he was vibing with and he asked what he should do to get her.
“I can’t believe you can ask me that Tidimalo that’s not right!”
I found myself saying without thinking. I was falling in love with this guy and here he was asking me for help.
“What’s wrong? I just need advice!”
He asked surprised by my reaction.
“I am your ex so you can’t ask me about other girls. How do you think I feel about that?”
I said. I couldn’t stop myself to be honest. I know we were now good friends but him asking me that was like a slap in the face. Any girl in her right mind would not help hook up an ex she might still have feelings for to another girl. How so? I might appear selfish but would I want to punish myself like that.
“First it was Aurelia now her? Really Faith. It’s like you don’t want me to get a girlfriend.”
He laughed about it and am not sure why. I told him I had to cook and that he had to come and see me because we needed to talk about something more serious. He immediately said that if it’s about Mudenda he is going to be very annoyed because,
“…that guy is a dick, you should not be talking to him!”
Well obviously it was about Mudenda partially and the other part I could not tell him. I just wanted to see him. A girl is allowed right but I could not say it out loud. He said he had to go which was a good thing too because Amo decided now was the time to cry as his nappy needed changing. I also had to cook.
A few hours later there was a knock at my door. For goodness sake it was almost 8pm in the evening. What kind of people come this late especially when you are eating. From now onwards when I eat I should put a board at the gate written,
GONE TO THE RURAL AREAS
Because this was so not on. What’s worse I was so hungry because Amo had had his fill. I was cranky, tired and hungry so this better be good otherwise I was not going to be responsible for my actions. Don’t say I didn’t tell you.
I went to the door and hesitated to open the door hoping the person will go away. Please go! However they knocked again, this time more urgent. Maybe it’s the police I thought.
I opened the door cautiously but before I could even the open it fully the person pushed it roughly. For a moment I thought I was being robbed. I was wrong it was worse!
“Bitch you thought I wouldn’t find out where you stay?
You have got to be kidding me! At my door there stood Meladi!
What the fuck?
This was not a free clinic in Katlehong! This girl was clearly disrespecting me by coming to my house and like her boyfriend she had just called me BITCH!
Pregnant or not I was going to moer her!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Thank you for the great reads, I never miss any of your chapters, they are my daily dose.
My story is going to be quite a long one please bare with me, I need to be specific on the details to get advised. I’m a 25 year old woman, 2 years ago I met this guy I got along with and we hung out together almost everyday and I enjoyed his company, later on we decided to start dating and that’s when things just went south, we just weren’t on the same page and he lacked trust, we both are a little emotionally detached so it was hard expressing the way we felt about each other and I wasn’t having sex with him cos I was a virgin, that made matters worse and my life just became so busy, we barely saw each other, we decided to end it but we kept in touch cos it wasn’t at all a bad breakup. We kept in touch until last year after my 24th birthday I decided I was going to lose my virginity to him and it was done. He asked me what the deal was, if I wanna start dating again or what, I just told him he just needs to make himself available whenever I need sex and that was it, we still kept in touch nothing has changed. On the other hand, I met this guy a month back at an event, the guy invited my friend and told her to bring a friend. We clicked from the word go, we connect at a level even I myself don’t understand. He is an amazing guy, caring, sweet and he knows what he wants and cares a great deal about me and always tells me to express myself seeing that I have a problem communicating how I feel. He is one of those guys that will hold your hand the entire time they driving and I am not used to that, I have minimal experience in the boys department, I dated one guy in high school when I was 18 and it stopped there. The problem lies here though as much as he is everything, he lacks attention and time. He can send a text at 1pm, I respond immediately it’ll take him 3 hours to respond back. A few times plans to see each other have been cancelled but whenever we together I don’t have even a single ounce of doubt that he likes me and wants to be with me. My ex on the other hand who is the same as me is always there, we talk whenever we can after work and stuff, he comes to my place and go to his as well, it’s just that we not in a relationship I doubt it will ever go there as we both really don’t voice out how we feel. I like my ex and he is the only guy I have ever had sex with and I was honest about the situation of how it happened to the second guy and he understood he just doesn’t know we still keep in touch. Right now its just a matter of I’m getting different things from different guys. I have a guy who I know for a fact that he likes me and wants to be with me and shows that and communicates it but lacks attention when he is not there and takes ages to see me and another guy who is so emotionally detached I have only hugged him once when we first met has never asked me how I feel but knows I exist when he isn’t around, would use his last cent to get to me and lets me know if plans aren’t working out either, maybe it the sex without a relationship that’s making him eager. I know a lot of people have bigger problems out there. I’m not a girl that entertains several guys at once, I need to zoom in on one guy and focus, it’s really not me, hence I am asking for help cos I feel I need it
Thank you in advance