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***NARRATED***

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***** THREE MONTHS LATER*****


*** it’s been three months and a lot has happened Ike was discharged from hospital and Naledi and Heath couldn’t be happier well things between them have been slowly but surely getting better even though Naledi still doesn’t fully trust him but he’s been good and proving to Naledi that he’s still the same Heath she fell in love with and they even decided to go see a marriage counselor and their sessions with her are going well. They even celebrated Naledi’s birthday and when Heath handed Naledi papers stating that she’s the owner and founder of a registered non-profit organization that deals and also helps people living with albinism and that the will also be bursaries and scholarships funded by Ray Heath Jabu and even Mr Owoh-Masden senior’s company in the country  for the youth living with albinism as her birthday present she couldn’t believe it she cried so much that Thandi Mbali Amo Patience (mother in law) Mj and Omphile joined her she couldn’t believe Heath did that for her so she was grateful to him and his brothers and father in law too….Well now she also want to open an orphanage for abandoned babies and mostly for babies born with albinism and she’s busy with Thandi coming up with a campaign that will encourage women who gives birth to babies born with albinism and don’t want them to take them to a nearby church she’ll be working with and leave them there and the baby will be picked up from there and taken to the orphanage  instead of killing them or selling them to witchdoctors for their body parts so she’s a busy woman tackling being a wife mother and now a business woman/philanthropist….. and at least Heath helped her out by getting her a few people to help her with the whole thing….    


As for Mbali well the following day after that whole Saint scene she could feel the tension and awkward vibes her father and brothers gave her and she wondered if it’s because of what happened at the hospital when she “lashed” out at them but what she didn’t know is if it wasn’t for Ray she would’ve been an orphan….. as for things between her and Ray well they have been good even though her hormones are showing Ray flames but since he knew what was really going on with her he just soldiered on and took it like a man….Ray even brought his elders to the Khumalo household and Baba convinced Pops to accept Ray’s damages money and lobola money for the sake of their grandchild inside Mbali’s womb and even though she could see that her father wasn’t ecstatic about the whole thing but she was grateful he agreed and that he even sat in on the negotiations…..now she lives with Ray in his house and Mateo moved out to an apartment and it was  his choice after Mbali showed him flames one time when she went to him and asked him where are her kfc hot wings she asked him to go buy for her (and FYI she didn’t ask him for them) so after that encounter  he told Ray he would like to move out to an apartment nearby to “give” them privacy but Ray saw right through him and he laughed at him so much that he even called Diego who went back to Cuba and told  him about what happened to Mateo.  


Well with Kazi she moved on from Phila’s death and she went back home but still visits her cousin and aunt and Phumi also visits her and their relationship has grown stronger since…. another thing weird things have been happening around her…. firstly she met a guy she liked and they hit it off the first week and out of the blue the guy just dumped her using the “ it’s not you it’s me ” line on her and just like that he was gone and since then three more guys have dumped her using the same line and she just decided to stop dating for a while cause she couldn’t understand what’s wrong with her so she’s been concentrating on her salon and leaving everything else to God****

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Nomvula: umuthi wakho awuzange usebenze nhlobo…. umthombo wami wangitshela ukuthi basashadile futhi bahlala ndawonye (hai makhosi your muti didn’t work at all….. my source told me that they are still married and living together) 

***she said to her witchdoctor looking angry***

Witchdoctor: umuthi wami uyasebenza so ungafiki lapha kuzongitshela udoti uyangizwa ( hei my muti works so don’t come here and tell me nonsense you hear me)

Nomvula: heh ngibusy ngikutshela ukuthi indodana yami isashadile naleyo nto and wena  ubusy ungitshela imfucuza  (im busy telling you my son is still married to that thing and you’re busy telling me rubbish)

Witchdoctor: hei wena ungakhohlwa ukuthi ukhuluma nobani …. angzange ngikutshele ukuthi kuyoba nzima ukubahlukanisa ngenxa yothando ababelana ngalo…angzange yini? (hei wena don’t forget who you’re talking to… didn’t I tell you that it will be difficult to separate them because of the love they share…. didn’t i?)

*** the witchdoctor said with a pissed off tone and Nomvula looked away***

Nomvula: kodwa nokho ngenza konke owkusho ukuthi kufanele ngikwenze…. ngiyeke ngisho ne-tikoloshi yakho ilale nami futhi namanje isalala nami kodwa  indodana yami isenayo leyo nto (but still I did everything you said I should do…. I even let your tikoloshi sleep with me and it’s still sleeping with me even now but my son is still with that thing)

***she said looking angry and the witchdoctor sighed***

Witchdoctor: Nomvula ngicabanga ukuthi indodana yakho ithole usizo futhi uyazi (Nomvula I think your son got help and he knows)

***Nomvula frowned***

Nomvula: knows what?

Witchdoctor: that you bewitched him 

Nomvula: wait what?

***she asked with her eyes popped out***

Witchdoctor: look I’ve been having weird dreams and I always wake up panting and sweating from them and when I consult with my ancestors they show me a black cloud and blood rain with you standing in the middle of the road with blood coming out of your forehead… iyisixwayiso Nomvula futhi ngicabanga ukuthi indodana yakho iyazi (it’s a warning Nomvula and I think your son knows)

***Nomvula swallowed hard***

Witchdoctor: look I called you here to tell you that danger is coming and blood will be spilled and that’s all I see when I try and  talk to my ancestors that’s all they show me …..mmmh I can’t even help other people because every time I throw my bones that’s all I see and nothing else

***Nomvula laughed all of a sudden***

Nomvula: wow…wow so uzama ukufihla ukungakwazi kwakho ngokungitshela konke lodoti ( wow…wow so you’re trying to hide your incompetence by telling me all this rubbish)

***the witchdoctor looked up at Nomvula with an angry look on his face***

Witchdoctor: yeka ukungithuka mfazi or else…. (stop insulting me woman or else…)

***she interrupted him while standing up***

Nomvula: or else what?

***the witchdoctor looked at her and he chuckled***

Witchdoctor: you know what….hamba Nomvula! (you know what leave Nomvula!)

***Nomvula looked at him with an angry looked on her face***

Nomvula: so you chowed my money and had your evil thing have its way with me and now obusy ungitshela amasimba ( you’re busy telling me shit)

Witchdoctor: ngithe hamba la!  ( I said leave! )

***he warned her***

Nomvula: mxm I should have known you are weak nx….anyway chow my money with that fat and ugly wife of yours in fact buy her herbex and a bleaching cream and also take her to a dentist while you at it nx…. rubbish…as educated as you are do you think me Nomvula will fall for that nonsense you are telling me nx 

Witchdoctor: NGITHE HAMBA MFAZI NDINI! ( I said leave woman)

***he roared***

Nomvula: well  fuck… you!

***she said showing him the middle finger then she walked out furious and the witchdoctor sat there looking angry then he sighed***

Witchdoctor: if I didn’t see her death I would surely deal with her nx…bitch……

***he said that and got up still looking angry***


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*** Ray and Mbali were sitting in the lounge with Ray busy massaging her swollen feet her bump was huge and she looked like she’s ready to pop any minute… As for Ray it’s been one heck of a road for him but he soldiered on and now they are almost at the finishing line well at least Saint behaved ever since Ray warned him and only the beast was the one showing Ray and everyone around Mbali flames. Ray even had to hide his guns and sharp objects around the house for safety precautions cause she once almost stabbed Ray when he didn’t come back the day he promised he would come back on when he went on business trip a fight started and she ended up chasing Ray with a knife around the house and for the first time ever he was scared of her cause the way the beast’s anger came out through her was scary and something he’s never seen before especially in a woman ***

Ray: stop moaning like that my flower or I might just have you right here and now

***she giggled and Ray chuckled***

Mbali: but you know you have magic hands hau

***then she moaned and Ray chuckled***

Ray: im serious my flower if you don’t stop I’ll have you here…already the big  man down there is hard

***she tightened her inner thighs when she pictured him hard and bit her lower lip and Ray chuckled***

Ray: wow really?

***he said amused and Mbali giggled ***

Mbali: what….you know im addicted to the big man so don’t look at me like that hau

***Ray chuckled then they heard the door bell ring and Ray go up putting her feet where he was sitting and she giggled when she saw his hard member printed on the sweatpants he was wearing  and Ray chuckled fixing himself and he went to the door and his dick became flaccid immediately when he saw who was on the door***

Ray: beast

Thorsten: La Parca

***he said with his deep scary voice and a straight look on his face he was wearing all black with brown timberland boots with his military chain hanging on his neck and his hands inside his pockets he looked HOT …. anyway Ray made way for him and he walked in***

Ray: your sister is this way

Thorsten: I came here for you specifically but let me go say hi then we should go somewhere private and….talk

***Ray frowned at him and Thorsten walked toward the lounge and a smile emerged on his face when his eyes landed on Mbali and Mbali smiled too and she attempted***

Thorsten: don’t bother yourself my princess

***he got to her and kissed her forehead and sat next to her***

Thorsten: how are you?

Mbali: tired and huge

***Thorsten chuckled***

Thorsten: you remind me of your aunt when she was pregnant with SJ 

***(Sj = Smiso junior)….. and Mbali giggled***

Thorsten: how’s the little ninja

***he said brushing her belly and Saint kicked***

Mbali: jeez this child… that hard kick was unnecessary hau

***Thorsten chuckled while Mbali frowned rubbing her belly***

Thorsten: he knows uncle Thor is here

***Mbali smiled***

Mbali: I missed you bhuti

Thorsten: I missed you too my princess and I can’t wait for you to pop this little nigga out so I can hold him

***she smiled wide with tears in her eyes***

Mbali: and im sure he cant wait to officially meet his uncle that makes him kick me as if he’s  kicking a ball

***Thorsten chuckled while Mbali laughed then Ray walked in with a bowl full of a fruit salad and ultramel and he gave it to Mbali***

Mbali: mmmmh thanks love

Ray: ummm my flower excuse us for a moment I need to discuss some business with your brother

***she nodded without even looking at him he looked HOT …. anyway Ray made way for him and he walked in***

Ray: your sister is this way

Thorsten: I came here for you specifically but let me go say hi then we should go somewhere private and….talk

***Ray frowned at him and Thorsten walked toward the lounge and a smile emerged on his face when his eyes landed on Mbali and Mbali smiled too and she attempted***

Thorsten: don’t bother yourself my princess

***he got to her and kissed her forehead and sat next to her***

Thorsten: how are you?

Mbali: tired and huge

***Thorsten chuckled***

Thorsten: you remind me of your aunt when she was pregnant with SJ 

***(Sj = Smiso junior)….. and Mbali giggled***

Thorsten: how’s the little ninja

***he said brushing her belly and Saint kicked***

Mbali: jeez this child… that hard kick was unnecessary hau

***Thorsten chuckled while Mbali frowned rubbing her belly***

Thorsten: he knows uncle Thor is here

***Mbali smiled***

Mbali: I missed you bhuti

Thorsten: I missed you too my princess and I can’t wait for you to pop this little nigga out so I can hold him

***she smiled wide with tears in her eyes***

Mbali: and im sure he cant wait to officially meet his uncle that makes him kick me as if he’s  kicking a ball

***Thorsten chuckled while Mbali laughed then Ray walked in with a bowl full of a fruit salad and ultramel and he gave it to Mbali***

Mbali: mmmmh thanks love

Ray: ummm my flower excuse us for a moment I need to discuss some business with your brother

***she nodded without even looking at him she was concentrating on the bowl full of a  delicious fruit salad and ultramel she was already eating…..then Ray kissed her forehead and he went to his study with Thorsten behind him they got in and Thorsten went to pour himself some whiskey and he sat down***

Ray: why are you really here beast?

Thorsten: to kill you

*** he said with a serious tone and Ray frowned and they stayed in total silent for a minute or so with Thorsten taking sips of the whiskey***

Ray: if you’re here to kill me then why am I still alive?

Thorsten: well that is a good question

***he said gulping down the rest of the drink***

Ray: Mbali?

***Thor nodded and he put the glass down and sat back on the chair facing Ray who was also sitting on the chair on the other side of the table***

Thorsten: Interpol wants your head and they approached me as a private contractor to bring your head detached from your body to them or him

***Ray sighed and he got up and went to pour himself a glass of whiskey too***

Thorsten: well they don’t know im a grandson to one of the most ruthless mafia man in the world and that my younger sister is “La Parca’s” woman so they approached me

Ray: so what are you gonna do now

Thorsten: turn down the offer even though it’s tempting as hell 

***Ray breathed out loud and he sat down****

Thorsten: you better make sure Mbali is safe man or I’ll kill you myself even if I have to go through La Parca to do that

***then he got up***

Thorsten: you have three days to come up with a plan to save yourself Mateo and Diego cause they are also targets cause once I turn them down they’ll approach their plan B 

Ray: why are they after me?

Thorsten: Cuba… the men you and Diego killed that were trying to take over your territory worked for one of the bosses in Interpol and now he’s using his job’s resources to take you out 

***Ray chuckled***

Ray: mmmmh I guess I owe you now

Thorsten: mmmmh im glad we on the same page 

***Ray chuckled***

Thorsten: deal with this shit quietly for Mbali and your son’s sake

***then he walked out and Ray took out his phone and called Ruslan***


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***After his call with Ray Ruslan went upstairs to pack then his phone rang again and he answered it***

Ruslan: yeah

Man: why are you answering your calls as if you’re taking a shit in the toilet?

Ruslan: you better be someone I respect for me to let the shit you just said slide and if you’re not then fuck you

Man: i hope im one of the man you respect and if not fuck you too  

***Ruslan laughed***

Ruslan: I think I respect you Mr Khumalo so I’ll let it slide….so to what do I owe this surprising call?

Baba: its time he knows the truth his father has suddenly become restless he’s been searching for Sambulo in the land of the dead all along and now he’s troubling me in my dreams busy saying I should help him find his son as he can’t find him

***Ruslan sighed***

Ruslan: look now it’s not the right time to tell him

Baba: there will never be the right time Ruslan he needs to know the truth cause his father is not resting in peace

Ruslan: I know ok I know but right now some corrupt dickhead in Interpol is after him so he needs to focus

Baba: wait what?

Ruslan: yeah he just called me now 

Baba: shit….ok what’s his name?

Ruslan: well he doesn’t know but apparently he’s the boss to some dead bastards that tried to evade Ray’s territory back in Cuba and now the fool is using his Interpol resources to take La Parca the gangster and not the demon down

Baba: its fine I’ll find out who he is and deal with him and after that we tell him the fucken truth once and for all

*** then Baba dropped the call and Ruslan sighed shaking his head…. well before Ruslan left South Africa he found Miles an animal shelter and he paid them handsomely for them to give Miles “special” treatment and he calls every now and then to check if he’s ok…he even threatened the owner telling him that if anything bad happens to Miles he’ll wipe out his entire generation so Miles is living it up in that animal shelter he eats specific food they bath him two times a day and his room ( yes his room and not a cage) has a bed and play area on the far corner and a television mounted on the wall and the person assigned to care for Miles is even teaching him to use the bathroom on his own so yeah Miles is living it up people***


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Jabu: hai man Amo come on a re vaye tuu….ke neng o te phoshonka mo spiling (Amo lets go you’ve been busy on that mirror applying makeup for a while now)

Amo: Vilakazi I want to look good bathong?

Jabu: hai hai no man….i wonder ke moloi wa ko kae a obuditseng ka masepa a bareng ke make up cause ne o sa tshase dichila tse bona nou …..motho o busy o tshasa crayon mo dinching ge a fetsa wa e phumula then oetshasa gape no man ke masepa dai dang ( I wonder who is the witch that told you about make up cause you didn’t put it on your face now look….you’re busy applying crayon on you eyebrows after that you wipe it off and apply it again no man that this is bullshit)

***he said annoyed and Amo stopped what she was doing and she looked at Jabu with teary eyes***

Amo: so you don’t even appreciate gore im looking this good for you 

Jabu: I told you gore I prefer you without make up mara o busy wa te memeya ka diretse le mmu le di crayon mo sefatlhegong ( but you are busy applying mud soil and crayons on your face)

Amo: mmmmh you want me to be a “plain Jane” akere so that other men don’t look at me but wena you admire and stare at women with makeup and even undress them with your eyes akere

***she said with an angry tone***

Jabu: wait askies?

Amo: you heard me…..and you know what you can go to that stupid dinner o le one (alone) im no longer going nx

***she said getting up and she went to the bathroom  and Jabu sighed and sat at the edge of the bed regretting opening his big mouth…..well things have been good between them to a point that they even found out that she’s pregnant….Amo was scared while Jabu was more than happy they even went to fetch Jabu’s son from his mother’s house and he now lives with them and his relationship with Amo is getting stronger each day  cause he has always wished to live with his father and to experience a mother’s love and affection and that’s what Amo has been giving him even though she wasn’t aware that she was mothering him cause she told herself that she won’t force herself to him that she will just be there for him whenever he needs her but in actual fact she’s been doing more than that and the boy doesn’t mind…


Anyway After some time Amo came out of the bathroom and she had her face washed and her eyes were puffy***

Jabu: look im sorry for being insensitive rato laka( my love) so please get ready so we can leave remember I booked for 8h00

Amo: I said im no longer going Jabu so leave me alone tuu

***she said wearing her pjs  and Jabu clenched his jaws…. he’s planning on proposing  to her tonight and he has everything planned out at her favorite restaurant and now he just realized that he might have jeopardized the whole thing with his impatience and sharp tongue…he didn’t mean to say all he said he’s just nervous about the planned night and proposing to her ***

Jabu: rato laka bona im sorry lets….

***she interrupted him ***

Amo: kgaogana lenna Jabu please ( leave me alone Jabu please)….you think I don’t see how you look at other women with make up whenever we pass one when we are together you even turn to check out their asses and pretend like you didn’t and when I get mad you turn the whole thing into a trust issue thing and now when I want to look like your “type” of women ompotsa dichila (you tell me nonsense) 

Jabu: Amo come on

***she walked out and he sighed and went after her….when she got to the kitchen she found Sbu busy making a smoothie he loved smoothies so much***

Sbu: can I make you some too before you leave ma

***she just shook her head and she opened the fridge and Sbu could see she’s upset…. then his father walked in***

Jabu: Sbu excuse us

Amo: its ok just finish what you’re doing baby

***she took out bottle water and closed the fridge and she walked out and Jabu went after  her***

Jabu: rato laka lets talk about this please

Amo: leave me alone!

Jabu: this is not how we should resolve things Amogelang I know I was insensitive and im sorry

***he said genuinely*** 

Amo: you are always insensitive Jabu and im tired of being scared to voice out my concerns because I fear you might raise taba ya  trust issues….im tired of keeping quiet and looking the other way and im tired of pretending that im happy where else im not and no this is not my hormones acting up

***she said with tears in her eyes and Jabu swallowed hard***

Jabu: wait…did you just say you…you are not happy and that you…you’ve been pretending all along?

***he asked her not believing that she just said that and she didn’t say anything she just went to sit down and concentrated on the TV that was playing***

Jabu: Amogelang!

***he said breathing heavily***

Amo: kgaogana lenna Jabulani ( leave me alone Jabulani)

***he looked at her with a frown on his face and even though she could feel his eyes on her but she concentrated on the TV…..then Sbu walked in with two glasses of smoothies and she gave one to Amo***

Sbu: I know o rile o shap ( I know you said you are ok) but this is me feeding my little sister 

***Amo faked a smiled***

Amo: thanks baby

***he nodded and looked at his father***

Sbu: thaima o shap? ( dad are you ok?)

***he clenched his jaws and he rubbed his eyes and he nodded then he turned and walked away and he took out his phone and called to cancel his reservations then he turned and went back to the lounge to tell Sbu to order pizza in since they are no longer leaving and he stopped on his track when he heard them talking***

Sbu: Ma

Amo: mmmmh?

Sbu: ummm please don’t….don’t leave us…. I mean don’t leave dad

***Amo quickly turned to look at him confused***

Sbu: um I overheard you and dad arguing and I swear I wasn’t eavesdropping on you two its just your voice was high

***he said with a low tone and Amo sighed***

Amo: baby listen to me ok I don’t want…

***Jabu interrupted her walking in***

Jabu: your mother is not going anywhere and don’t ever eavesdrop on us ever again you hear me

***Sbu swallowed hard and he nodded…. well he’s scared of his father Jabu once beat the hell out of him when he found out he was hanging  out with the wrong crowd and also smoking ***

Jabu: good now order in some pizza 

***then he bend a bit and lifted Amo’s chin with his index finger and he perked her lips and forehead and Amo let him for Sbu’s sake and they stared at each other his eyes were now red and he had veins popping on his forehead***

Jabu: kao rata Amogelang and no matter how angry pissed off sad or hurt you may feel always remember kao rata and blaen

***she swallowed hard and blinked fast fighting back her tears then he stood up straight and looked at Sbu***

Jabu: luister hier….  your mother will never leave us and o latlhe go utlwella taba tsa batho ba ba golo cause o tlo tswara dikhupi and ebe rona renna shap the following day and wena o sala makeng wankutlwa? ( listen here…. your mother will never leave us and never eavesdrop on old peoples conversations cause you’ll end up holding a grudge and the following day you’ll see us all good and you’ll end up looking like a fool you hear me?) 

***he nodded***

Jabu: old people argue and also make up all the time so don’t get involved ok

***he nodded and Jabu brushed his head and he walked away***

Jabu: order pizza eo and call me when its delivered!

***he shouted walking towards the passage that’s going to his study***

Amo: he’s right baby don’t ever eavesdrop even though it was  not your intension and for confirmation from me know that I will never leave you ok

***he nodded and Amo took his smoothie and drank it since hers was finished and Sbu laughed shaking his head and he took his phone***


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Heath: Javas tell me she said yes

***Jabu sighed***

Jabu: I didn’t propose Mshikaro

Heath: huh? why….dont tell me you chickened out man

Jabu: she….she said she’s not happy and she’s tired of pretending…..i swear mfowethu I didn’t mean to disrespect her or make her feel inferior

Heath: what are you talking about Jabu….what’s going on?

Jabu: ka jaja gore (I know that) I can be insensitive sometimes and I also like checking out dicheri mara (women but) I’ll never cheat on her Mshikaro…I love Amo mfowethu and I can’t believe I’ve been making her miserable all along and I wasn’t aware Mshikaro….. eish sometimes I forget that  im not dating the likes of Sbu’s mother…..i was aware of her recent change of attitude she’s been more quiet lately and I thought maybe ke bane but….(it’s the pregnancy) 

***Heath interrupted him***

Heath: ok now im worried….where are you now….you know what I’ll find you

Jabu: ke shap Mshikaro I just need to….

***Heath interrupted him again***

Heath: im on my way!

***then he ended the call and Jabu sighed…..( “you are always insensitive Jabu and im tired of being scared to voice out my concerns because I fear you might raise taba ya  trust issues….im tired of keeping quiet and looking the other way and im tired of pretending that im happy where else im not and no this is not my hormones acting up”) Amo’s words rang in his head and he clenched his jaws shaking his head ***


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kwanele luthando Buthelezi 2019-04-28 03:43:14

jabu can be very insensitive but he loves amo and he will come around, amo will say yes I hope coz I can't imagine jabu heartbroken

Tinotenda 2019-04-09 18:03:32

Awesome