Author: Connie Xulu

My professor

part 7 my professor

(Shaun’s POV) . Lamayne_: “What did you do to her?” He asked as he take his seat. I looked at him puzzled. Lamayne_: “Don’t give me that look because you know what I’m talking about!” He continues. Shaun_: “Thank you.” I said as the waiter placing our order infront of us. Shaun_: “What did she say?” I asked at my brother. Lamayne_: “She first looked at you then she lied saying someone will be joining her. When I told her that I can see she’s lying she then changed a her story and said she’s in a bad space she want to be alone.” He explained. I wondered what is troubling her. I turned to look at her direction. She’s still sitting alone having her coffee. Shaun_: “But I told you not to go to her.” I said to my brother. Lamayne_: “I wasn’t gonna let a beautiful lady like her eats breakfast alone. I’m not like you you’re so not romantic.” Shaun_: “Whatever dude!” Lamayne_: “So who is she?” Shaun_: “No one.” Lamayne_: “Then how do you know her?” Shaun_: “Dammit man can you please stop with your questions please.” Lamayne_: “And you doing it again. What is wrong with you and your mood swings like a pregnant woman.” I fixed my eyes on him. Shaun_: “What do you know about pregnant woman did you knock someone?” Lamayne_: “Of course not.” Shaun_: “I hope so for your own sake. I just wish for once you could focus on your school work and forget about girls. You can’t do everything at once.” – (Latoya’POV) . I left the mall drove to liberty liquor store to buy drinks for the day. Beers for the guys and wine & cocktails for the ladies. I transfered some cash to Teejay to buy the meat for me. I went back home the time is around after 10:30. I greeted everyone sitting in the lounge. I wasn’t going to tell them who I bumped into at the mall not even to mention the dream. Boni_: “Your breakfast is in the warmer.” Latoya_: “Thanks babe.” “Thank God sis you’re back.” Said Pearl as she walk down the stairs. Still in her gown. Latoya_: “Wassup?” I asked. Pearl_: “Please come with me to my room. I want you to help me on something and I know you going to help unlike other people I know.” She said giving C’ndi and Boni a nasty look and they chuckled. Latoya_: “Okay I’m coming.” We went to her room. Pearl_: “I need you to help me choose a nice outfit for my date.” Latoya_: “Date?” Pearl_: “Yes and I’m running late already.” Latoya_: “You’re going on a date with your boyfriend that I don’t know about?” Pearl_: “Don’t worry sis I’ll tell you everything when I come back.”… “So which one should I wear?” Latoya_: “They all suit you very well so makes no different to me.” Pearl_: “Comeon Toya you’re not helping here!” Latoya_: “Is this your first date?” Pearl_: “No but he said this one is different.” Latoya_: “Different? Hmm. Look I don’t think you should go because I’m hosting a braai for you today so all you can do it to call him and cancel for today. Or even better invite him over.” Pearl_: “Braai? I don’t believe you. There’s no even a sign showing there’s some going happen.” Latoya_: “That’s because it suppose to be a surprise to you.” Pearl_: “I don’t believe you.” Latoya_: “Ooho. I’m going to eat my breakfast.” I left her room went downstairs. Latoya_: “I think we should start preparing salads.” Boni_: “Is she still going on her date?” Latoya_: “I don’t know but I told her to cancel.” C’ndi_: “People should start arriving now. Its after 11am.” Boni_: “Should I start cooking pap?” Latoya_: “No I bought rolls I just hope they are going to be enough for all of us.” C’ndi_: “How many?” Latoya_: “I bought two 48s that’s like 96.” C’ndi_: “They are going to be enough. Siya said he’s coming with two of his friends.” Latoya_: “Hmm I hope they are good looking.” C’ndi_: “Mxxm as if…” Latoya_: “Ha-ha you may never know friend.” Boni_: “She’s still single?” C’ndi_: “Imagine at her age she hasn’t release the condensed cream.” Boni_: “Ha-ha that is why she’s so thick.” C’ndi_: “Even the gym is not doing any justice.” Latoya_: “I’m not going to the gym because I want to be slim but I just want to be fit and healthy.” C’ndi_: “You won’t be healthy if you haven’t release the condensed in your body. You also need this natural gym.” She winks at me. Boni_: “Mina I’m starting to get worried now maybe she’s not straight but she’s scared to tell us.” Latoya_: “I’m straight like a ruler jeeez.” C’ndi_: “You need to prove that to us.” Latoya_: “Well uhm… I am crushing on someone..” I don’t know why I said that to them but I just said it. Boni&C’ndi_: “What?!” C’ndi_: “And she’s even blushing.” I couldn’t help but to blush more. Boni_: “Did you just said what I think you said?” C’ndi_: “Out with is sister who is this guy you have a crush on?” Latoya_: “I’m not gonna say the name but he is good looking.” C’ndi_: “That is not enough we need to know more.” Boni_: “We need to know where he from do we know him where did you saw him how long you have had crushed on him?” Latoya_: “Aha there’s nothing more to tell.” Then the was a door knock. Latoya_: “I’m going to get it.” I got up as I went to attend the front door. C’ndi_: “Don’t think you have got away with this one.” She called behind me. Latoya_: “Whatever!” . “Ladies hi.” I said opening the door for Pearl’s friends. We greeted each other then I told them Pearl is in her room. They went upstairs as I went back to the kitchen. Later my friends arrived and the party got started. Pearl was still moody she locked herself in her room. I went to knock but she wasn’t opening. “I’m not going to stop knocking until you open up.” I said. Finally she opened. Pearl_: “You can be annoying sometimes.” Latoya_: “What is wrong with you?” Pearl_: “Nothing.” Latoya_: “Is he coming?” Pearl_: “Who?” Latoya_: “Your BF.” Pearl_: “I haven’t spoken to him. I don’t feel like talking to him.” I took her phone and gave it to her “Just stop being a drama queen. Call the guy and invite him over.” She did so they spoke for a while. I didn’t even mind their conversation. Then she hangup. Pearl_: “He’s coming.” She had a smile on her face. Latoya_: “Good. Now this is for you.” I said giving her a wrapped up gift. Pearl_: “Hmm what is this?” Latoya_: “You will open it later. Have you tried to contact mum again?” Pearl_: “Not today. Let’s try to call her again.” We tred her but it didn’t went through. We decided that we will try to call her again. Latoya_: “Please change into your swim wear.” She changed into same swim wear as mine. I’m wearing a pink bumshort and bikini top white flip flops and had my shades on. Latoya_: “You know we not twins right?” Pearl_: “Yes we are. Come let’s go.” We left her room going downstairs. At the living room we found C’ndi taking to Siya and other two guys. To my surprise the other two guys is Mr Wells and Lamayne. I so wanted to hide right now. Siya saw us first. Siya_: “There’s my two favorites girls.” Others turned to look at us. I could see the shock look on Mr Wells’ face and Lamayne had a smirk. Pearl_: “Hi everyone.” Siya pulled her into a hug. Siya_: “Hi miss party.” Shortly they broke the hug. Siya_: “Toya Delayz” Latoya_: “Please…” Siya_: “The girl is cool and she was studying at your school.” Latoya_: “I know.” Siya_: “Ha-ha. Please meet my friends Shaun and Lamayne.” Latoya_: “I wonder how many friends you have…” C’ndi_: “You can say that again friend

white flip flops and had my shades on. Latoya_: “You know we not twins right?” Pearl_: “Yes we are. Come let’s go.” We left her room going downstairs. At the living room we found C’ndi taking to Siya and other two guys. To my surprise the other two guys is Mr Wells and Lamayne. I so wanted to hide right now. Siya saw us first. Siya_: “There’s my two favorites girls.” Others turned to look at us. I could see the shock look on Mr Wells’ face and Lamayne had a smirk. Pearl_: “Hi everyone.” Siya pulled her into a hug. Siya_: “Hi miss party.” Shortly they broke the hug. Siya_: “Toya Delayz” Latoya_: “Please…” Siya_: “The girl is cool and she was studying at your school.” Latoya_: “I know.” Siya_: “Ha-ha. Please meet my friends Shaun and Lamayne.” Latoya_: “I wonder how many friends you have…” C’ndi_: “You can say that again friend I also wonder.” Siya_: “Ha-ha I make friends everywhere I go but Shaun and I comes a long way.” Latoya_: “Let’s go at the pool side.” We went to join others out side. Pearl went to her friends while C’ndi and I went to get beers for Siya and his friends. C’ndi_: “What an awkward moment.” Latoya_: “Small world ne?” C’ndi_: “It is. I can not wait to tell others that our former lecture is here with us.” We served them their beers and left them with Njabulo. – Boni_: “Don’t you think maybe we should just serve lunch now?” Latoya_: “Let me check if the meat is ready.” I went to Khali Sphe & Teejay to check how far they are. Khali_: “We are almost done. But we have taken some of it to the kitchen already.” Latoya_: “Okay we will start dishing up then.” We served refreshments and drinks to everyone then we had a chillas. Music is playing at the minimum volume we can’t make loud noise or else we will have neighbours complaining about us. – Later I spotted mum and dad standing by the doorway talking to each other. I got out of the pool with excitement running to them. “Mummy!” Mum_: “Aha don’t touch me you going to make me wet..” she said teasing me. Latoya_: “Ouch.” Mum_: “Ha-ha” Dad_: “Come hug your dad my child don’t mind your mum.”… “How are you?” Latoya__: “I’m fine dad I’ve missed yall. And we have been trying to call you.” Mum_: “We know.” Latoya_: “Ooh you were ignoring us on purpose.” Mum_: “Not really we wanted to surprise y’all.” Latoya_: “Hmm. Its a nice surprise though.” Dad_: “Where’s your sister?” Latoya_: “She’s around.” I said roaming my eyes around to see her but I didn’t. I knew wherever she is she’s with her BF. Mum_: “I see you have visitors…” Latoya_: “For a good reason.” I winks at her. Mum_: “Hmm?” Latoya_: “Don’t worry we will tell you later.” Mum_: “Okay. Where’s mum Nandi?” Latoya_: “I gave her a weekend off. Then Boni and Sphe they are here with us.” Mum_: “Okay.” Dad_: “Love? I think we should leave and we will be back later.” We walked inside the house. I took Zion who is placed neatly on a couch. He’s fast asleep. Mum_: “Shame my son is tired.” I walked them out to their car. Mum_: “My angel please take care of my house we will be back after 4 hours.” Latoya_: “For so many years you still don’t trust us?” Mum_: “I do just making sure.”… “Bye my angel. ” Latoya_: “Bye. Bye Dad!” Dad_: “Bye princess.” Then they drove off. I went back inside the house I met up with Pearl. Pearl_: “Where’s mum and dad?” Latoya_: “They are gone.” Pearl_:”Where they are going to?” Latoya_: “They didn’t say but they will be back.” Pearl_: “Okay.” Latoya_: “Where have you been?” Pearl_: “Around.” Latoya_: “Hmm…” I went outside the pool area. She introduced her boyfriend to me earlier but I don’t seem to like him. “Latoya!” Siya called out my name. I went to where he is. Siya_: “Is that your parents?” Latoya_: “Yes but you don’t have to worry about anything they have left. They will be back later.” Siya_: “They don’t have a problem with us being here?” Latoya_: “Not at all. They said they giving us 4 hours. So I think we should make it 3 then the last hour it would be for cleaning.” Siya_: “Okay please get me my first lady I want to spend time with her before gents and I decide to leave.” Latoya_: “Hmm okay. I’ll get her for you.” As I am talking to Siya Shaun isn’t paying attention to us. He’s minding their own conversation with his brother Njabulo and Sphe. I so wanted him to look at me so I can see his hazel eyes. He’s at my home but he hasn’t said a single word to me. Maybe its because I’ve been avoiding him since he came. I wondered how him and Siya get along because they are totally different. I went to look for C’ndi. I had a body towel wrapped around my body. I’m not planning to go back inside the water again. I found C’ndi at kitchen with Lelo and Anele. Latoya_: “C’ndi your man said he needs you now.” C’ndi_: “Okay. Can we use your room?” Latoya_: “For what dear? Now you want to release your condensed cream in my room?” C’ndi_: “Ha-ha of course not. We just gonna chill nothing serious or hectic.” Latoya_: “Okay. Let me go change first.” I went to change into a three-quarter pants and a golf shirt. – The day went on just fine till people had to leave. Siya_: “Tomboy.” Latoya_: “It suits me ne?” Siya_: “Naa.” Latoya_: “Mxxm. Bye Siya and everyone.” Siya_: “Ha-ha bye Toya Delayz.” Latoya_: “Ow gosh!” I went inside the house without looking back. We cleaned and tied up making sure everything is in place. Sphe cleaned the pool. By the time we done we were tired. Parents came back just after we all finished taking a bath. We had supper then catch up. Next following day we spent our day outside the house we came back at night. We found mum Nandi already around. She’s very happy to see mum dad and Zion. Mum_: “I hope they have been behaving?” MumNandi_: “As always . Even the braai they had yesterday they told me about it.” Mum looked at us and smile. Pearl_: “You see we are always at our best behavior.” Mum_: “And I am very proud of you both.”… “Let’s go upstairs so we can have our bond session without any disturbance.” Pearl_: “Ice cream?” Mum_: “What will be a bond session without ice cream mara.” We laughed. Pearl took the whole 1.5L of ice cream and three spoons then we went upstairs to Pearl’s room. Our favorite ice cream is Country Fresh Blueberry Cheesecake. Mum_: “So young ladies what is interesting happening in your lives?” Latoya_: “Nothing I can recall.” Mum_: “And what about school?” Pearl_: “I’m excited that I’m doing my matric.” Mum_: “And I want at least 4 distinctions.” Pearl_: “Ha-ha no pressure mum please.” Mum_: “Of course my baby. Toya?” Latoya_: “I don’t enjoy school as much as I did before. We have a new lecture and he is so not cool. He is so serious about work he can’t even joke with us. Yet our previous lecture made our classes exciting always have the interest to come to class.” Mum_: “Y’all are now in 3rd year my love there’s no time for jokes you should prepare yourselves for the real world where its just you and your career with no lecture.” Latoya_: “You see mum our previous lecture was exactly what we need. The guy was more than a lecture to us. He played a role of a friend a brother and a father. He taught us about life prepared us for real world. This new lecture he’s nothing close to that.” Mum_: “Maybe its because y’all haven’t gave him time to express himself. Maybe he’s not bad as y’all think he is.” Latoya_: “Well we shall see about that as time goes.” Mum_: “I do hope you still take your school work seriously though.” Latoya_: “Of course and next year I’ll be graduating.” I said in excitement. A tear escaped from mum’s eye and she quickly wiped it away. Pearl_: “Mum what’s wrong?” Mum_: “Its nothing my babies I’m fine.” Latoya_: “Comeon mum you know you can tell us.” Mum_: “I’m just thinking about your dad…” Latoya_: “Ow please mum let’s not even talk about that man.” I quickly cut her before finishing her sentence. Pearl_: “Yea mum don’t even think about him. That man does not exist in our lives.” Mum_: “But we can not change the fact that he is your father.” Pearl_: “Correction mum sperm donor.” Latoya_: “Our father is Kyle Jones.” Pearl_: “Yea not him… I can’t even remember his name.” Latoya_: “Ha-ha imagine.” Mum_: “Okay fine I get the message loud and clear. So tell me who is now dating between you to?” Pearl and I looked at each other then burst in laughter. Mum_: “Toya?” Latoya_: “Ha-ha definitely not me mum.” Mum_: “Pearl?” Pearl_: “Ha-ha mum comeon how can you ask us such question…” Mum_: “I’m your mother I have the right to know.” Pearl_: “Tjo.”

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