JOESEPH. Dad walked in and sat on the bed. Dad: Im only doing this because i love you and care about you..I just dont want to find you in the future in a situation where you have to be in my shoes only to find that wena you are the one who is caught cheating.. * Somehow dad was telling the truth.but how do i leave my girl behind? How do i leave it all and start afreash at a place i hardly know. Me: I really dont know dad. Dad: Im not asking son im telling you.You better start packing cause we are leaving tomorrow. Me: What? Dad so fast? I have school. Dad: And i will find you a private school there so no need to worry yourself. By that he walked out. I remembered i had to call Rene. Her: hello. Me: Hey babe are you sleeping? Rene: No im just setting up my phones. Me: Please come over.I have to tell you something. Rene: You sound down are you okay? Me: Im fine and bring along those phones so that i can set them for you and install some apps for you. Rene: Okay. RENE Joe didnt sound okay on the call and i feel like he is not calling me to come over for anything good..I got dressed up and i walked to his place...He was standing at the gate. Joe: Come lets go in. Me: I dont wana get in trouble with your parents. Joe: Let me worry about them not you. He held my hand and we walked in.This house was just huge nje.There was no one in sight so we went to what looked like his room and he locked the door. Me: Whats wrong? Joe: What im about to tell you i want you to please not freak out.Its out of my control and its already hard for me too. Me: you are freaking me out Babe. Joe: Im leaving. Me: What do you mean? Joe: My parents are getting divorced..Its a complicated issue to be honest and i will tell you about it tomorrow.Right now i just want to hold you. Me: Where are you going? Why cant you stay here? Joe: Phalaborwa.I cant stay here because dad wont allow..He wont leave me here with mom and Philip..I promise babe i will explain everything tomorrow..Right now im drained. Me: When are you leaving? Joe: tomorrow Me: You are joking right? Joe yoh must be kidding Joe: Im not babe. Me: Do you want to go? Joe: As much as i want to stay but leaving is a better option...Mom has bruised my dad and how Philip is condoning her acts.How sure am i that the moment dad walks out that door they will treat me like a slave. Me: I cannot believe this. My heart was broken.The guy that ever made sense to me is walking out of my life just in a blink of an eye..What will i see myself doing?.My thoughts were running all over.. Joe: I promise you i will visit and you will also come visit. Me: I cant leave my gran and you know that. Joe: Then i will come visit. Babe you will always be my babethe one im gonna marry.this little distance will not affect us at all.We will chat everyday and call whenever we would like to call.Dont stress about this babe. Me: You promise. Joe: I promise. Now come lets cuddle I got in his arms and we cuddled...Even though i tried to sleep i just couldnt..Its just not fair that all this has to happen..Why does he have to leave now.It will only be a matter of time he starts cheating on me..Joe is handsome and any girl will be happy to have a piece of him.I just dont get why my happiness always have to be replaced with sorrow.. JOESEPH. I couldnt sleep.I was caught up in my thoughts.I dont want to leave like this.It will be only a matter of time the boys around here start being after my girl.I would hate to have to find out that either she moved on or she is cheating.Rene is that type of a girl any parent will love to have either as a daughter or daughter in law.Well behaved and has manners as well.I might have to tell dad about her just so that when i come this side i dont have to explaim myself to him.She is my future.If it wasnt because of school and the kind of respect i have for her purity i was gonna leave her with pregnancy just so i would know i marked my teratory.. * * Morning came by so fast that i even thought that it was because destiny wanted me to leave.. I shook Rene so gentle. Me: Sleeping beauty wake up. I shook her again until she opened her eyes.. Rene: Cant i sleep a little while longer? I couldnt sleepi only slept few hours back. Me: I know babe.you were tossing and turning. Rene: You heard me? Me: Thats because i couldnt sleep either. Rene: This is just hard. Me: Its also hard for me cutie.but just get assurance that you and i will never separate.we will always be together.Just dont give up on us yet. Rene: I wont. Me: And dont let the fuck boys ba seshego to mess up with you else imma fuck me up a nigga and then kill you aswel. Rene: There is no need for threats Joe. Me: Im just telling you the truth..Now come lets get you to bath. Rene: I will do that at home. Me: Im not taking no as an answer so come.. We got her to the bathroom and i gave her the cosmetic and a towel..After that i went to check out which of my clothes she could wear..I found a short black trackpantsi only slept few hours back. Me: I know babe.you were tossing and turning. Rene: You heard me? Me: Thats because i couldnt sleep either. Rene: This is just hard. Me: Its also hard for me cutie.but just get assurance that you and i will never separate.we will always be together.Just dont give up on us yet. Rene: I wont. Me: And dont let the fuck boys ba seshego to mess up with you else imma fuck me up a nigga and then kill you aswel. Rene: There is no need for threats Joe. Me: Im just telling you the truth..Now come lets get you to bath. Rene: I will do that at home. Me: Im not taking no as an answer so come.. We got her to the bathroom and i gave her the cosmetic and a towel..After that i went to check out which of my clothes she could wear..I found a short black trackpantsWhite gold short with my hoodie since it was a bit chilly outside...i also put my boxer with the clothes..i put the clothes on the bed and went to make her something to eat..I made myself cereal and ate then after i made her a cereal and took it to my room.She was already dressed up in my clothes and i handed her the bowl and she ate...i just looked at her beautiful self eating. Rene: Staring is rude love. Me: And then she soothes my heart by calling me love...Eat up so that i can take you home. RENE After eating he held my hand and we walked out of his room.He left me in the lounge to go and put the bowl in the kitchen..I just stood there feeling ashamed to be going home around 8 and worse my gran is gonna freak since i even left with her phone.i guess i will have to lie and say i went jogging. Phil: WTF? What do you want here? Are you here to steal? MOM!! There is a thief in the house. Joe's dad came running holding a bat. Me: No no no im not a thief. Phil: I know your kind.you poor people steal from us. Joe: What the hell is this dude? Why are you harassing my girl? Phil: Your what? Well that was a bomb to his ears.I mean this guy hates my guts..He is always picking on me at school whenever he gets the opportunity.He is the hottest guy at school after my Joe and he is rich aswel and what am i? Just a typical poor ugly girl. Joe: You heard me..She is my girl..The one i intend to have a future with. Phil started laughing. Phil: You are such a joke bro..Its only day before yesterday that you broke another girl's virginity..And today you are saying farm Julia is your future wife? You surely are as stupid as you look wena Rene. Omg is this true? Did Joe sleep with another girl? Why is this guy always finding a way to hurt me? His dad: Son is this true? Joe: Paps he is lying..its all lies.He is doing this to cause fights between me and Rene.I love this girl next to me dad and i intend on marrying her someday.And matter of fact i respect her.She is pure and has self love. Phil: By pure you mean? Joe: Not that its any of your business..I swear Phil you better stay away from my girl. Phil: You must be kidding me.i dont do uptight bitches like her. His dad: Watch your words Philip Phil: Or what dad? What will you do? Im tired of you always taking his side all the time.im your son also for goodness sake. His dad: A son who never listen.How do you expect me to take you serious when you never listen huh? Me: Can you please take me home? His dad: I wish we could have met on a better mood.but it is nice knowing the lady after my son's heart. Me: Nice to meet you too sir. With that Joe and i left..from outside we could hear Phil and his dad arguing. Me: That went well. Joe: Dont worry about love. We walked and when we got to my gate he kissed me and said he will come see me before he leaves. When i got in gran was nowhere in sight so i thought she was probarbly at church.i started cleaning and when i got to her room she was lying on her bed shivering. My heart suddenly started beating faster that usual. Me: Gran are you okay. I shook her but she just looked at me and didnt respond. I immediately called an ambulance..They took time to get here but they eventually did... * * When we got to the hospital it was better because she already has a file.doctors attended to her..Her sugar level was just low...when they were done i was told that i can go and see her before i leave. Me: Gran im was scared. Gran: Dont be my child.. Me: I dont want to lose you gran Gran: I have taught you alot.I would be happy if you live by the morals i taught you..take care of youself. Me: Dont talk like that gran.you are okay. Gran: I love you. Me: I love you too.get some rest i will see you during visiting hours later on. Gran: Okay my child. I kissed her forehead and i went out..my heart was beyond broken.She is all i have.i should have been there when she was not okay.. I took a taxi home and when i got there i found Joe at the gate. Joe: Babe i have been here for a while. I wiped the tears that escaped. Me: Gran is admitted. Joe: What? Me: Yes.when i got here she wasnt fine. He gave me a tight hug..just what i needed. His father's car pulled over. Joe: I have to go. Me: Now? Joe: Yes love.i will call you..please be strong for me and take care of gran for me. Me: I will..i love you. Joe: Love you more babe. He let go of me and got in the car and his dad drove away... I watched as the car got to a distance until i couldnt see it anymore.Why is all this happening? What am i being punished for? Whose sins am i paying for? Why me?