Women are interesting characters! We can be strong, independent and always laughing on the outside when the truth is inside we are dying. That’s just how life works at times and usually it is the men in our lives that bring us to our knees. I know when someone is unhappy and just looking at my Google I could see all the signs. We were hiding from this man, in her own complex so what the hell else could I conclude. It’s not like you can hide and entire car though as clear she knew that now. He was standing next to her window. How on earth had he done that? I am certain he was talking to the security at the gates now he was here? This was just crazy.
When he knocked on the window she was so scared she jumped up!
“Goodness Sizwe you scared the crap out of me!”
There is something so odd about hearing a girl that young calling a man that old by name but who am I kidding, the world has changed. He didn’t say anything and but motioned to her that she roll down the window.
“I thought I told you I was coming! Where are you going?”
He was actually very calm and pleasant. I know I sound stupid as I say that. She seemed stuck for a moment there. I don’t think he had seen me hey because he never actually crouched down.
“I know but…”
He cut her off.
“I am so happy to see you. I brought you Pizza and imagine I had to go all the way to Sunninghill because of the laod shedding! I figured you would not have food because I know you are lazy to cook!”
He was actually in what I can only assume was a good mood. Aurelia seemed confused. Immediately I spoke,
That’s when he leaned down to see who was talking. I was right he had not seen me
“Oh why didn’t you tell me you had company? How are you Faith right?”
He said ever so calm.
“I am good thanks and you sir!”
“I am fine hey. It’s funny we were actually going to discuss you today because I might need you to come earlier than I had thought!”
He continued. It was awkward talking over Aurelia but I could see she was calming down.
“Actually why don’t come out because I am certain your friend won’t mind as you are welcome to join us!”
He said. Aurelia was cornered and simply said to him she wanted to park. I guess our run for it had failed dismally as we were back in our parking bay.
“Aurelia what’s going on? You look so scared?”
I asked her
“Nothing! He just gave me a fright that’s all”
she said as walked out of the car. She was clearly not going to tell me but I was going to be patient. She walked fast so as me not to ask her questions. He looked at me and asked me what’s up with her and for a moment there I almost rolled my eyes. Was he serious? Did he think I did not know what was going on her? What’s wrong with South African men ka nnete? We walked after her in silence. He really did have a pizza with him. When we got to her flat she was sitting on the couch slouching. She had really not wanted to see him. He did not come into the lounge area with me and instead grabbed himself a plate and opened the pizza box.
“Your friend here is not talking to me! Please ask her why that is so?”
He asked as he dished out our pizza’s for us. This man was controlling. I had not even said I wanted pizza,
“Sizwe please don’t do this!”
She said a bit upset that he was about to reveal their secrets! It was such an awkward situation and I really did not know what to do now.
“No! She must know because I think I am starting to look and sound like a monster.”
He said taking a bite out of his pizza like there was no worry in the world. She looked down in shame,
“I came to see her a few days ago…”
He started but she cut him off,
But he would not listen,
“Don’t interrupt me again!”
He said so threateningly even I felt the chill at the back of my spine! It was time to leave. I also did not want to be here anymore!
“As I was saying before I got so rudely interrupted, I came to see her unexpectedly. When I parked she did not see me as she was sitting in her car with someone.”
Goodness I knew where this was going,
“I watched as they were kissing and fingerring…”
He looked at my face for reaction and really my facial expression flinched, that was rather embarrassing,
“…like common slut in the parking lot! When he was done with her, he didn’t even wash his hands as she walked him to his white mercedes benz an A Class I think. This young boy with no care in the world!”
He explained. I did not want to embarrass her or him because I am paying for this apartment, for her car and all these nice things she shows off with but I was not going to make a scene for her because I know she is very image conscious.”
He said taking another bite!
“I then came out of the car and she saw me for the first time! She just stood there shocked like a statue and started to cry. I won’t lie I was so furious. I wanted to kill her. I walked to her flat and left there. She followed after me, I have a key, and when she came in the first thing she said was… its not what you are thinking!”
“How could she possibly know what I was thinking? There were two wine glasses, the bed was unmade and the room smelled of sex!”
White mercedes benz? Why did that sound familiar? What had my friend been thinking though?
“Sizwe please, please baby, don’t say more. I am sorry, I regret everything please. I am sorry…”
She said starting to cry. She went to him and went on her knees. I was so embarrassed for her and so was he because he helped her up and told her not to cry. This guy could just switch from moods hey.
“Take your friend home. I am leaving!”
He said and just like that stood up and left. It was the most bizarre thing that had just happened but I was not going to wait for him to come back! I took my bag and immediately told her let’s go. She came after me and when we got to the car, his car was already pulling out. I said nothing as we joined the road and only after ten minutes did I open my mouth and speak,
“Aurelia is he abusing you? You are so scared of him, what’s going on?”
I asked her!
“Abusing me? Come on Faith you know me way to well, I would never stand for that shit! If he was wouldn’t he have beaten me up in front of you?”
She was so defensive but she was right. In our first year she was our defender from anything and anyone. There is no way anyone therefore could bully her. It had to be something else then! I will figure it out eventually. What had happened though because she had cut him off as he continued. We drove in silence.
When I got home my mother said that she had been visited by Mudenda’s parents. Meladi wanted to take a nap so she went to my room. My mother continued and said that they, his parents, wanted to formally introduce themselves before any talks started. These people were sneaky. They were now all showing up at my house at will as though before three weeks ago I was dead. She said they were very condescending and thought highly of themselves. The mother wouldn’t even accept juice from her and she was quite insulted by it.
“It’s like they thought I would bewitch them or cockroaches would come out of my cups!”
She said with disdain. I could see she was quite hurt by it and I think it finally clicked with me.
“Mum I don’t think I want them to pay damages for me anymore?”
I said ernestly! She looked at me as though I had lost my mind.
She asked me,
“If they pay for me it will be like they own Amo. Already we are fighting Mudenda Meladi and I so you tell me how that will be good for Amo and myself?”
I asked her.
“You raised us on your own so why should I allow a man who does not even want us to have a say in our lives!”
I pleaded with her. I trully am one confused child but Meladi was starting to scare me. I was not afraid of her but I feared what she might do to my baby.
“It’s your decision and I support you!”
My mother said leaving me in utter shock!
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