You know those Leon Schuster shows where you know only at the very end that you are being pranked? Well at this moment, at this hour, at this moment, at this second, I thought I was being pranked. It didn’t make sense. What did he mean he had another kid with the sister? Does that even make sense to anyone? What kind of a family was it? Two sisters sleep with one man? Can it get anymore disgusting? I bet you anything my husband walked away from that situation thinking he was the man. Surely that family was never the same after my husbands dick mowed all of them down, wouldn’t be surprised if he screwed the mother too! I know people think the first thing they would think to do was go get tested considerring the husband is a cheat. Ok he wasn’t a cheat, I am confused now! Two kids! Two kids in one week? Who the fuck did he think he was, God? At least Mary had warning I didn’t! I could feel myself hyper ventilate as the Private Investigator told me to calm down. Calm down? How do you stay calm in a moment like this?
He said a lot more things but I was not paying attention anymore! Another kid? Was he Jacob Zuma or something! Three women, three kids! Does that even make sense? If he was paying maintenance for any of them behind my back I would kill him. I will go Game of Thrones on his ass shem! He wouldn’t see it coming? I am not beyond skinning his dick in his sleep, I am a doctor after all! What the fuck was he thinking? I think the Private Investigator realized that I had zoned out at some point because he was just staring at me! I told him that I wanted to leave we would continue the meeting later. I was not in a right state of mind. Too much was happening too fast and too soon. Men and their lies! At least it did not take him to die first before I discovered his secrets. That happens a lot and I did not want to be this woman. He had said he was coming home tonight but I was not sure whether I should trust him or not. There is no way he would say he did not know both kids. Hell no. He said Nelisa took him by surprise and now he was this one so where there going to be any other surprises! I was terrified actually and I don’t know of what in particular. The drive home was the longest I have ever taken. Twice I almost skipped a traffic light. I was not about to cry though. I was not sure how it is I wanted to handle this!
When I got home I parked my car outside and for a good hour I could not come out if it. I was stuck. I called my mother. I so desperately wanted to tell her that she was right all those times she had called my husband useless but this was my family. What was I doing? This was my family. I was supposed to stick to my for better or worse. He was not a bad person and I think if the kids were younger than Lintle then I would have had a serious problem. I need a plan to win my husband back and stop such a stranger in this marriage. It’s a fact we had drifted apart because of. Work and other commitments and I needed that to stop. My mother would just convince me to get rid of him to punish him for the sins of my father. It’s what women do when they advise other woman. If someone screwed her over she will give you advice as though it was that someone doing it to them. That’s why as women we are dangerous for one another.
I had blamed Lintle for my wallet missing but what if I had dropped it in the house. I went in and found her lying on the couch. She was still in her uniform something she was not allowed to do at all but then again I thought she was testing me She was looking for a fight. Right now the focus was my wallet. As soon as I got into my room I saw it, it was on my bed which made it worse because now I did not know whether I left it there or it had been put there. I called Mapula and asked why it was there and she said she did not know because she could swear it was not there the whole day. Lintle just wanted me to confront her but I was not going to. I left right there.
My husband called and asked if he should bring anything for the house? it was something we did to make sure that we both contributed in the small things in the house. He was coming home. I know it’s only been 24hours but considering how he had left and how things had gone I was not sure he would even come back so I was relieved. I value marriage and most people have forgotten how important that is. Lintle came to talk to me and asked me how was my day was. The nerve of this child. I told her it was a good day, one of the best actually. She looked confused. She asked me what I had for lunch and I asked her why. She then asked me if they gave me free food or something.
“Lintle, just because you took or hid my wallet doesn’t mean life stops. You still my daughter and I still love you. So punish me all you want with your antics but tomorrow when you come back from school, I will be here with your dad still loving you!”
I don’t think she expected that at all because all she could say. Was oh, with a stupid look on her face!
“Is daddy coming home today?”
She asked when a car pulled into the driveway. It was him. I was suddenly nervous but I went to the door. He actually knocked, how deep is that? He was not like a typical man who would want to make a triumphant entry. I opened the door and there he was. He smiled.
“I love you and I am sorry how I overreacted the last couple of days!”
The words just came out and I had tears coming out. I had planned to scream and shout but seeing him standing there holding flowers, and a box of chocolates knowing that I am the one who was supposed to apologising. It was so sweet.
“I would like us to renew our vows,”
He said. He went down on the floor on one knee, took out a ring and said,
“Nothabo Makgofa, Dr, will you marry sorry, will you re-marry me?”
Was he fucken kidding me but which girl doesn’t want to see man on his knees in front of her!
He looked at me waiting for my answer but something in me screamed,
I didn’t trust him!
*****The End ******
Michael Nkululeko. Maphoto
I was not sure whether to write this or not but oh well, I am here. I have a huge crush on a man at work but I think he has many girlfriends. He flirts a lot with me and we have kissed. I keep telling myself to stop but every day I see my obsession with him gets stronger. I know he is going to sleep with me because I have tried so hard to not be attracted to him and I can’t help it. This weekend his brother is having a braai and he has invited me. Please guys I don’t know how to say no to him. I like him that much but I know I am entering bad boy territory. I am going to hate myself if I sleep with him yet I want this so bad. Girls has this ever happened to you? Gentleman how do I say no? Please please help me.