This guy was asking for trouble. If he's not really going to ask for my help with Letty then it's something else.
Anyway The following day Saturday I did take a bath and get ready to meet up with him. I dried and lotioned when I was done then started getting dressed.
I wore a simple denim shorts with a white sleeveless shirt which I tucked in at the front And white superstars sneakers. I let my hair loose and wore a cardigan on top.
I took my phone then went to the kitchen where I had a glass of mango juice.
Letty: Going somewhere?
Me: Umm yeah. I'm meeting up with a friend.
Letty: Doesn't she have a name?
Me: You not my mother Leticia I don't owe you any explanation.
Letty: Oh sorry.
Me: Apology accepted.
If only she knew who I was meeting up with but I couldn't tell her. She'd ask me many questions none of which I have the answers myself since I also seek a few truths.
Letty: Anyway I can't wait for practice today.
Me: Haha you mean you can't wait to see Lethabo?
She blushed. This guy better not be taking my sister for a ride.
Me: Look at you turning all red.
She covered her face with her hands. I just hates going behind her back like this. Even considering how long she's had a crush on him.
Letty: I think I love him.
I swear I choked on my juice I even started coughing.
Letty: Why do you seem surprised?
I hate to say this but I think she was making a big mistake.
Me: Love is a big word. It's "like" that I can deal with.
I did the inverted commas in the air.
Letty: What's wrong with love?
Me: What's going on between you guys?
Letty: We still chilling getting to know each other.
Me: Now why come up with love? Don't you think it's just gonna complicate things?
Letty: What do you suggest then little sister?
I ignored the mock in her voice and said my mind.
Me: All I'm saying is -
My phone rang -Lethabo
Me: I have to get this.
I went outside to answer it.
Lethabo: You ready?
Me: Umm yeah. Where are we meeting?
Lethabo: Let's meet in Wimpy.
Me: Is that wise?
Lethabo: You do have to eat right? Unless you fasting.
Me: Okay fine I'm coming.
Lethabo: I'll be waiting.
I hung up and sighed.
I went back inside to bid her farewell.
Me: I'm going.
Letty: Don't forget practice.
Me: I won't.
She eyed me suspiciously and I just left. I knew this was going to hurt her.
I don't remember him ever taking her out like this. Not that I'd know she hardly ever tells me a thing.
Anyway I took a cab which dropped me off at the mall then I walked to Wimpy.
I found him sitting in a table for two and he was kind enough to pull a chair for me. I actually did not even know how to react to his gesture of being a gentleman.
It was kinda awkward for me. He cleared his throat.
Lethabo: What would you like?. Me: Umm a milkshake.
Lethabo: That's all?
Lethabo: Ain't you going to eat?
Me: Umm no. What am I doing here Lethabo?
Lethabo: I love how you call my name. The way your tongue sort of pulls it out and it kinder slides out sounding so Turkish. Amazing.
I almost blushed but held myself. This is so wrong.
Me: Leth.. Umm you still haven't answered my question.
Lethabo: What was your question babe?
He said his eyes piercing through my soul. I had never had a guy's gaze make me so uncomfortable. It didn't even take me a second to break the staring.
Babe? He can't call me that.
He chuckled and called a waitress over. He had been having just a soda.
Lethabo: Get my girl here a pink milkshake he said Looking at me and some burger and fries for both of us.
Waitress: A beef
cheese chicken or vegetarian burger?
He looked at me.
Me: Beef is fine.
Lethabo: I'll have a cheese burger.
Waitress: Okay then.
Lethabo: You a beautiful girl Kriselda.
He said looking intensely at me. The way he was looking at me was different. I can't say how different but It was.
Me: Thank you.
I manage to say. His stare was speaking volumes.
The waitress brought my milkshake then left.
Me: Why Pink?
Lethabo: It suits you.
He said still looking at me.
Me: Why am I here?
Lethabo: I want us to spend some time together.
Lethabo: Is there anything wrong with spending time together?
Me: Umm.. No.. Yes.
Lethabo: No yes? What does that even mean?
Me: I mean no this is wrong.
Lethabo: Why is it wrong?
Me: Because you with my sister.
I blurted out. He didn't say anything for five seconds then laughed.
Did I say something funny? I looked at him quizzically.
Lethabo: It's just.. You so funny.
Me: I am?
Lethabo: If I'm with your sister was is she not here?
Me: So you're not?
Lethabo: I'm not a bad guy Krisi. Really I'm not but your sister.. No.
Me: But I thought.. What?
Lethabo: I don't think you want me to answer that.
Me: I'm just confused. You calling her y'all always talking and stuff.. What am I missing?
Lethabo: I'm a friendly guy. She asked for my number I gave it to her and actually she's the one who calls me.
Me: She's.. In love with you.
I confess. I had to. I really had to considering what my sister told me before I came here.
Lethabo: I know.
Me: So you not going to.. Do anything about it?
Waitress: Your food.
She put mine in front of me And did the same with Lethabo's food then left.
Lethabo: I love your eyes. They're sparkly.
Me: Lethabo.. Please
Lethabo: I can imagine you saying that when you begging me to make love to you
He said biting his lip. Mind you this is a Pastor's kid. Why can't he follow his father's footsteps?
Me: What? Can you just be serious for like.. A minute?
Lethabo: But I am serious.
He wasn't. He was actually just chilled. Too chilled if you ask me. This is my sister I can't do this to her. No.
Me: Please don't hurt my sister.
Lethabo: I'd never even hurt a fly. Eat. There's still practice. I can imagine the envy when I arrive with you.
He said with a smirk. A threw a fry at him.
Lethabo: What the?
Me: Just stop it Lethabo. My sister seems to think there's something going on between you two.
Lethabo: I didn't bring you up here to vouch for your sister. On a serious note though let's just enjoy each other's company and stop talking about other people.
Me: But I -
Me: Okay then.
Lethabo: Thank you.
He smiled at me then went on to eat and so did I.
He settled the bill after then we left.
Lethabo: Can I hold your hand?
I gave him my hand and we window shopped. Some guy holding a camera came to us.
Guy: Moments like this one deserve to be captured.
Lethabo: You right
He said looking at me with a smile.
Guy: Only R8 for a picture printed same time.
Lethabo: I'd love two. One for me and the other for her.
He kissed my cheek and I just faked a smile.
We did take those pictures which came out beautiful if you ask me just a bit too cosy.
Lethabo: I can't wait for many more moments like this.
He paid and we were given our pictures.
Me: I need to get home. It's getting late for practice.
Lethabo: Akere I told you we going there together.
Me: I can't go there wearing a short.
Lethabo: Why not?
Me: It's inappropriate.
Lethabo: Says who?
Lethabo: You just don't want us to go together. I know you you don't care about what people may think so I guess it's because of your sister.
Lethabo: Let's take selfies.
Lethabo: Leticia is really ruining things for me.
Me: That's my sister you talking about.
Lethabo: Yeah yeah. Let's go.
Me: That's more like it.