Author: Kedibone D

My mamiwota.1

Chapter 3

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**** NALEDI***


*** its  now early in the morning the following day  around 5am and we are busy chopping vegetables and also cooking on the gas stove in the garage and im already tired cause we started by cleaning this huge house first….anyway two of thandi’s cousins( portia and phindile)  arrived last night and atleast they are not lazy cause they are also helping out with the cooking***

Thandi: I’ll be back ok let me go make us some cup of  coffee to warm us up

Me: ok ooh and also bring  those scones I saw last night

Thandi: ai wena le dikuku ( you and cakes)

***I laughed and she left …well it’s a chilly morning and it looks it will be a cloudy day***

Phindi: so Naledi  are you an albino or…

***ooh here we go again…. ***

Me: or what?

***I said that with a bit of attitude***

Phindi: and what’s with the attitude

Me: nx

***and I continued with what I was doing***

Portia: well I think her skin  is like zakhithi’s skin  from isibaya I mean look at the colour of her hair eyelashes and eyebrows shes definitely an albino 

Phindi: mmh shame I wonder how its like to be an albino you know

***wow***

Portia: it must be tough I mean imagine no man wanting you because of your sickness

***gosh this bitches were talking about me as if im not here***

Phindi: shame man yho mina I would just hang myself imagine living without a dick nje yho ngeke ( I cant)

***god I felt my anger brewing and I just stood up and i walked out of the garage with tears in my eyes and as I was about to open the kitchen door it opened and Thandi stood there looking at me***

Thandi: whats wrong

Me: its nothing 

Thandi: really Naledi

Me: yeah ummm are you done with our breakfast

Thandi: mmmh help me with this

***I took the small bowl that had cookies  in it and we went back to the garage and we found those two bitches laughing  mxm***

Phindi: haw Thandi where are our own cups

Thandi: do I perhaps look like your maid

Phindi: mxm

***well we sat down and ate***

Thandi: heh guess what

Me: you won the  lotto my friend

***she laughed and pushed me playfully***

Thandi: I wish…mxm well James send me a message when I was in the kitchen asking to see me today he said its important

Me: what do you think he wants to talk to you about

***she shrug her shoulders and what the hell is he doing up this early on a Saturday ***

Phindi: maybe he wants amalove back you know cause I heard him and that girl he was seeing broke up

***Thandi looked at her with an annoyed face***

Thandi: and wena who invited you to this conversation

Phindi: take a chill pill geez I was just saying nje

Thandi: chill pill yamasimba nx I always told you stay out of my business

Portia: nkosi yam Thandi relax will you she was just trying to make conversation

Thandi: and wena ngubani ocele umbono wakho ( who asked for you opinion)

Portia: yho ok

***she said raising her hands up***

Thandi: and wena

***pointing at this bitch phindi***

Thandi: just because we once shared a dick doesn’t make us friends uyangizwa( do you hear me) don’t think for a second  I forgot your whoring ways  so keep on sticking that extra large nose of yours in my business and ngizokukhahlela mina sfebe uyangizwa nx (I’ll panel beat you bitch do you hear me nx)

***yho she quickly walked out and portia followed her***

Me: please don’t tell me  she slept with james 

Thandi: nah not james but some guy I dated after james 

Me: did she know you were dating the guy

***she nodded***

Me: yho…. Sebete se se kana (the nerve )

Thandi: tell me about it

Me: I don’t think they’ll  come back and we won’t be able to finish all this just the two of us

Thandi: don’t worry my other friends and cousins are probably on their way now

Me: ok

***well we ate and went back to chopping those different vegetables and boiling the spinach and potatoes…. Well after some time the friends and cousins that she was talking about arrived and well yho those ladies can work people cause after a while we were done chopping and cooking and now the old women were now cooking the pig pots( driefoots) while we sat in the garage while these ladies where busy gossiping….as for phindi and portia well they never came back…ai good riddens  to bad rubbish ***

Me: I’ll be back neh I need to use the bathroom

***I said that to Thandi and she nodded… I went inside the house and I did my business and after I was done I called koko to check how they slept  cause I know shes awake by this time and after our conversation I ended the call and I walked out of the bathroom and I walked a bit then the door of one of the bedrooms opened and heath walked out wearing overalls….damn he looked good in them….. he smiled when our eyes met and I smiled back***  

Heath: hi

Me: hey

Heath: shame you look tired

***I giggled***

Me: yeah eish and the party hasn’t started yet so imagine how I’ll look like later on 

***he chuckled***

Heath: ummm I’ll send someone to the shop to buy you an energy drink how’s that

***I smiled at him…wow that’s thoughtful of him***

Me: ok..thanks I really need it

***he smiled…gosh in Setswana they say “matlho ke diale guys”and  yep ke diale shem askies cause I don’t even know how to translate it to English  but gosh this man is handsome people like really handsome but hey im 100% sure im not his type so yep***

Heath: ummm where are you sited 

Me: at the garage

Heath: ok let me go find someone who’ll go buy you the energy drink

Me: ok thanks again

***he nodded and  walked away leaving his hypnotic  scent behind and I just sighed… God….you know sometimes I wish I was darker and that  I wasn’t born as an albino cause its not easy especially when people ask you stupid question or when they show pity for you or when they belittle you or even when they act as if you are contagious or something but hey its ok cause I know  my God is not asleep and he’s watching….. aarg anyway I went back to the garage and soon after some boy came to me holding a can of energy drink and he gave it to me and he said its from uncle heath I thanked him  and I opened it and  drank it***

Thandi: mmmh uncle heath bought you an energy drink neh

***I just ignored her and she laughed mxm…….anyway later on the party started and we were all in the tent and speeches where given and a birthday song was sang to their grandfather who looked happy and emotional at the same time shem and also  lots of presents were  given to him……..well it was a lovely party and the grandparent were happy and that soothed my heart ***

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**** anyway it was now later in the evening and everyone already ate and now they were distributing alcohol and loud music was playing I was sitting with Thandi and her baby daddy and some of her cousins and friends and by now Im tired and  I missing my daughter like crazy…as for that rude girl lerato she gave me the evil eye when she arrived here but I just ignored her mxm. anyway I felt someone tap my shoulder and I turned to look and it was heath***

Heath: you not drinking anything

***I showed him my soft drink and he chuckled***

Heath: I mean alcohol

Me: im not much into alcohol

Heath: mmmh  ok then

***then we both kept quiet and he cleared his throat***

Heath: ummm you’ll let me know if you need anything right

***ummm ooohk” weird”…anyway I nodded and he walked away***

Thandi: “umm you”ll let me know if you  need anything right”

***she mimicked his voice then she laughed***

Me: mxm wa bora shem ( you are a bore shem) 

Thandi: Naledi and heath sitting in a car k.i.s.s.i.n.g 

***she sang that and I pushed her***

Me: can you please act your age tuu

Thandi: im acting my age haw

Me: I see you want that girl lerato to stab me neh

Thandi: I would like to see her try shem

Me: will you please stop heath doesnt see me like that ok…no man sees me like that ok

Thandi: says who

***she said that with a frown on her face… and I ignored her ***

Me: james

***he turned and looked at me***

Me: Thandi said you two can go and talk now

***Thandi gave me an evil eye and I laughed***

James: ooh for real

Me: yeah..right Thandi

***she showed me the middle finger and I stuck my tongue out and james stood up…yho I guesss hes desperate to talk to her***

James: lets go T

Thandi: I’ll get you for this

*** she said to me and I laughed a bit***

Me: I love you too

***well shes been ignoring him since he got here cause my crazy friend thinks maybe he got bad news for her like maybe he has some STI or HIV cause apparently they had unprotected sex three weeks ago after they gave in to lust for each other when she went to drop their  kids at  his house***


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**** HEATH****


*** you’ll let me know if you  need anything  ……..you’ll let me know if you  need anything…. That’s what I said to her nx out of all the things I could have said to her I had to say that…..i mean she’s sitting next to her friend ( my cousin) for God’s sake ofcourse she’ll tell her if she needs anything and not me nx…I felt someone shake me and I looked up and it was lerato mxm***

Lerato: are you ok

***I nodded***

Lerato: are you sure

Me: yeah

***I said that and took a sip of my drink…. Eish this girl is driving me insane people…well I looked at where she is sited and now she was talking with some nigga busy laughing and Thandi was nowhere in sight…I kept on looking at her and she was even blushing and I felt my blood boil instantly and I just clenched my jaws *** 

Lerato: my love im tired and im sure the baby is also tired let’s just go home

***mxm eish  well last night after I got home she dropped a bomb on me that I was actually expecting in a way that she’s pregnant…to tell ya’ll the truth I wish she wasn’t pregnant cause that would make it easy for me to end things with her but now there’s a baby on the way and I just can’t handle another miscarriage even though I wish she wasn’t pregnant ***

Me: im not ready to leave lerato 

Lerato: but baby I want to rest your baby is tired

*** nx***

Me: fine I’ll go drop you off at your parents house and I’ll come pick you up tomorrow

***she sulked***

Lerato: why…no I want us to go home heath plus this party is boring please

***im getting annoyed now ***

Me: look its either we stay and enjoy the party or I drop you off at your parents’ house period

***she sulked some more and looked away ***

Me: so?

***she kept quiet***

Me: im waiting 

Lerato: whatever I’ll call someone to come pick me up since this stupid party is more important than me and your unborn child nx

***I looked at her with my jaws clenched and I gulped down my drink and I stood up and walked away before I slap her rotten mouth with the back of my hand…..i went inside and I found the grandparents sitting in the lounge drinking tea with other elders of the family mxm trust old people with a cup of tea***

Granny: shaka

***I turned and looked at her***

Granny: are you ok

Me: I’m ok gogo

***she sighed and nodded and I went to their bedroom cause it has an en-suit since they locked the one on the passage now  and I took a leak and I washed my hands and walked out and lerato wasn’t sited where I left her and I walked outside the yard to look for her and she was on the phone talking to someone while sobbing ….i stood behind her since she was looking the other way and she couldn’t see me***

Lerato: can you believe he chose to stay at this useless stupid party instead of going home with me……I mean who throws a 100 year old person a party I mean hes close to his grave they should be preparing for his funeral and not waste money on a stupid party nx… anyway please come pick me up

***then she listened***

Lerato: I know ok  but right now looking at him makes me wanna puke I need to get away from all these useless drunkards before they contaminate me with their poverty and their  bad luck….i mean even that albino bitch he once shouted at me for is here your baby is tired

*** nx***

Me: fine I’ll go drop you off at your parents house and I’ll come pick you up tomorrow

***she sulked***

Lerato: why…no I want us to go home heath plus this party is boring please

***im getting annoyed now ***

Me: look its either we stay and enjoy the party or I drop you off at your parents’ house period

***she sulked some more and looked away ***

Me: so?

***she kept quiet***

Me: im waiting 

Lerato: whatever I’ll call someone to come pick me up since this stupid party is more important than me and your unborn child nx

***I looked at her with my jaws clenched and I gulped down my drink and I stood up and walked away before I slap her rotten mouth with the back of my hand…..i went inside and I found the grandparents sitting in the lounge drinking tea with other elders of the family mxm trust old people with a cup of tea***

Granny: shaka

***I turned and looked at her***

Granny: are you ok

Me: I’m ok gogo

***she sighed and nodded and I went to their bedroom cause it has an en-suit since they locked the one on the passage now  and I took a leak and I washed my hands and walked out and lerato wasn’t sited where I left her and I walked outside the yard to look for her and she was on the phone talking to someone while sobbing ….i stood behind her since she was looking the other way and she couldn’t see me***

Lerato: can you believe he chose to stay at this useless stupid party instead of going home with me……I mean who throws a 100 year old person a party I mean hes close to his grave they should be preparing for his funeral and not waste money on a stupid party nx… anyway please come pick me up

***then she listened***

Lerato: I know ok  but right now looking at him makes me wanna puke I need to get away from all these useless drunkards before they contaminate me with their poverty and their  bad luck….i mean even that albino bitch he once shouted at me for is here now this yard is full of poverty stricken individuals  and cursed bitches left right and center what if even looking at her I end up giving birth to an albino child I cant  yho i couldn’t even eat the food cause im sure she helped cook 

***she listened again….by this time my anger and disappointment was sky rocketing*** 

Learto: mxm I don’t even understand why hes mingling with his useless and hungry cousins of his I mean he should be hanging out with people of his status… sometimes heath just disappoints me you know hes filthy  rich but he still behaves like a pauper

***she listened again and I just shook my head with disbelief….why on earth did I stay this long with this thing…two years people…two fucken years and I tolerated all this shit nx im sure she bewitched me im telling ya’ll***

Lerato: ok hurry up katlego I cant even breath here even the air is contaminated

***mmmh so shes talking to her sister nx then she ended the call and as soon as she turned she froze with her eyes popped out***

Me: this….this  thing between us…this sham of a thing between us is over lerato I cant believe I tolerated all this shit  for 2 fucken years….i don’t even know who you are and to think I was gonna propose to you nx im glad you showed me your true colours

***I shook my head and walked in the yard leaving her with tears running down her cheek nx…… I went back to my sit and I took my glass and poured my whiskey and I gulped it down at once and I poured another one and also gulped it down***

Jabu: are you ok mfwethu

Me: I’ll be fine 

***he nodded and I saw him look behind me  and I turned to look***

Lerato: ba….bay im..im sorry ple…

***I raised my hand up  for her to shut up***

Me: go and wait for your sister outside the yard

Lerato: heath please 

Me: I SAID GO AND WAIT FOR YOUR FUCKEN SISTER OUTSIDE THE YARD OR  ARE YOU DEAF 

***I shouted and everyone looked at me***

Me: WHAT?

***I said to them and they looked away and jabu stood up ***

Jabu: ejoh lerato vaya before o bona masepa cause die man hier  o kwatile nou ( lerato leave before you regret it cause this guy here is angry now)

***well she should listen to him cause he knows the real me and how I get when I lose it***

Lerato: my love please let go somewhere private and talk please

Me: VOETSEK MAN LERATO VOETSEK  DIDN’T I SAY GO WAIT FOR YOUR SISTER OUTSIDE THE YARD OR YOU WANT ME TO DRAG YOU OUT

***I roared….lerato should just leave now cause if I get up from this chair she’ll curse the day she met me…..well jabu pulled her away and I poured another whiskey and I gulped it down after some time jabu came back ***

Jabu: as’vaye ( lets go)

***I stood up and I looked towards Naledi and she was still talking to that guy and well my anger hit the roof top….my hands were even shaking ….anyway we went to the back of the house and jabu rolled a joint and lit it and gave it to me***

Jabu: take so you can calm down before you kill someone

***I didn’t say anything I just took it and took a few puffs and I felt myself slowly calming down and I took a crate and I sat down and I scratched my head roughly***

Jabu: what made you this angry to a point that  Caesar almost woke  up

Me: I overheard lerato talking to her sister on the phone about nasty shit concerning our family

Jabu: I can already imagine what she was saying nx

Me: have I been blind all these years that I couldn’t see the  kind of a person she is

Jabu: uthando mfowethu ( love my brother) is blind 

Me: so you trying to tell me I don’t love her anymore since I now see her for who she is 

Jabu: I don’t think it was love to begin with I mean lerato is every guys dream from afar…. Shes drop dead gorgeous independent and educated then the moment you get to know her well you start to see that all that gold you thought you saw is actually glitter and that there is nothing really interesting there but an overly spoiled  brat with a stinking attitude 

***I sighed…..yah neh if only I got aware of all these before I knocked her up nx…anyway we continued to smoke the joint***


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**** NALEDI****


***ok what just happened guys I mean heath just  shouted at his girlfriend and embarrassed her infront of everyone mmh I wonder what happened but hey its none of my business…anyway now im sitting with some funny guy  called kabelo and his jokes crack me up well yena hes cute shem  no lies and he has a killer smile ***

Kabelo: so Naledi do you mind giving me your digits so I can continue to crack you up like this

Me: ooh really now

Kabelo: yeah and you know that laughing is good   right 

Me: yeah it is 

Kabelo: soooo?

Me: ok

***he smiled wide and he gave me his phone and I put in my numbers and he save them ***

Kabelo: so when are you leaving 

Me: tomorrow

Kabelo: can I take you back home please

Me: its ok I’ll use a taxi plus I’m leaving early in the morning

Kabelo: I don’t mind waking up ka 4am to come and pick you up

***I giggled***

Me: with the way you are drinking trust me you wont be able to wake up 

***he laughed***

Kabelo: ok I stop drinking and you allow me to take you home right

***I smiled and looked at him***

Me: you are crazy you know that

Kabelo: so ive been told 

***I giggled then I felt a heavy feeling on my shoulders and before I could turn he spoke***

Heath: that wont be necessary cause she already has someone taking her back home

***since when…I thought to myself***

Me: ummm i….

***he interrupted me***

Heath: lets go 

***he said reaching out for my hand and he took it and made me stand up and I looked at kabelo who didn’t seem pleased at all….ok what is heath playing at***

Me: heath Im b….

***he interrupted me again ***

Heath: shhhh…lets go

*** yho…. Ummmm ok I kept quiet cause  he looks angry ***.


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