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CHAPTER FOUR

04

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MEND MY HOLLY HEART

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[NARRATED]


Zoe was counting the delivered items when Mike appeared


Mike: "Zoe"


Zoe: "Mr Maphosa"


Mike: "oh come on Zoe l thought l introduced myself to you as Mike.. please treat me like you treat Rashid"


Zoe: "But you are not my brother in law"


Mike: "Yes l ain't your brother in law who knows maybe l might be your husband"


Zoe laughs


Mike: "and what's funny?"


Zoe: "we both know you are joking..l mean look at you"


Mike: "what about me?"


Zoe: "Just look at yourself Mike"


Mike: "l don't understand what you are trying to say"


Zoe: "Currently you don't but l swear you will understand me immediately after you gave yourself glances at the mirror..even if it is for a minute or two"


Mike: "oh.."


Zoe: "yes..."


Silence...


Mike: "Sooo"


Zoe: "so?"


Mike: "How are you adapting here"


Zoe: "it's my second day but l feel like l have been here for forever"


Mike: "oh yes you must be..your energy says it all..l mean the boss is also impressed"


Zoe:(snap) "No you are lying!"


Mike: "Trust me"


Rashid appear and exchange greetings with them


Rashid: "well Zoe the boss urgently wanna see you in his office"


Zoe: "okay"


She replied and left..


Rashid: "And you what are you doing here?"


Mike: "l work here"


Rashid: "Surely you do but you are not a merchandise controller"


Mike: "Is it a high crime to be in this area?"


Rashid: "we both know this is not about this area it's about Zoe"


Mike: "and what if it's about her?"


Rashid: "Oh so it's about her?"


Mike: "Zoe is beautiful"


Rashid: " Beauty alone is not enough"


Mike: "I know"


Rashid: "bare that in mind"


He said then left the mike followed him


[NARRATED]


Mrs Saldana was knitting when she heard the sound of Phindile's stiletto


Mrs Saldana: "Phindy and you are missing your mother"


Phindile: "Mom my marriage is in vain and you are knitting and saying nothing about your plan"


Mrs Saldana: "well the reason why I haven't said anything it's because the witch relocated"


Phindile: "mom!..and you thought telling me isn't important?"


Mrs Saldana: "l didn't wanna make you weak?"


Phindile: "But l deserve to know so l can be able to come with another plan"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile you worry too much..of course l know it's important for you to know but l wasn't going to tell you the bad news when l didn't try another one"


Phindile sits down with interest


Phindile: "There is another one?"


Mrs Saldana: "just as l said"


Phindile laughs and clap


Phindile: "So you want your tea with rooibos or coffee?"


Mrs Saldana: "So l am offered tea just like that"


Phindile: "well l will make you coffee l need you to be strong than ever they both laugh


[CONTINUATION]


Zoe went to Mrs Washington's office as nervous as she was she got to smile when she saw Mr Washington's friendly face


Mr Washington: "Ms Saldana"


Zoe: "Mr Washington..l heared that you are calling me"


Mr Washington: "yes l am.. please take a sit"


Zoe: "Thanks"


She replied then sat


Mr Washington: "Zoe l was checking your CV"


Zoe: "and...is there anything wrong?"


Mr Washington: "No l am a little bit concerned about where you reside"


Zoe: "oh yes..l know it's a township..a little bit more disadvantaged but it's better compared to others"


Mr Washington: "no it's not really about the background"


Zoe: "ohh...okay"


Mr Washington: "it's about the distance from there to here"


Zoe: "oh about that...yeah it's really far and for that reason l wake up at 4:30"


Mr Washington: "everyday?"


Zoe: "Yeah each and everyday l will have to"


Mr Washington: "okay"


Zoe: "Yeah"


Silence..


Zoe: "so...may l go back to work?"


Mr Washington: "No..no we are still talking"


Zoe: "okay"


Mr Washington: "so how do you see things here"


Zoe: "The work is too much but that's what it's encouraging me because the more we work is the more we prosper"


Mr Washington: "l love the energy"


Zoe: "Yes it's been a dream for me to work for such a big company"


Mr Washington: "oh really?"


Zoe: "Believe me"


Mr Washington: "l know and l hope you won't do any stupid move to squash this opportunity"


Zoe: "I won't"


Mr Washington: "You better not because the was a huge damage done in this company and l hope to achieve few percents of turnover by the end of this month to recover"


Zoe: "And that's what l am here for...making millions and millions"


Mr Washington broke and laughed he laughed till he was literally turning to pink


Zoe: "l mean what l said now let me go back to work and work on this achievement"


Mr Washington: "Of course you have to go back to work but before you do please have this"


Mr Washington said then took keys out of his drawer and headed them to Zoe


Mr Washington: "Have them"


Zoe: "these are car Keys"


Mr Washington: "yes..l saw that you have a licence on your CV and you live too far so there you go"


Zoe: "a company car?"


Mr Washington: "Yes and you will be advertising us as you travel"


Zoe jumped out of happiness and thanked Mr Washington countless times...you would tell she almost kissed him but she didn't for the sake of being professional


Just as they were celebrating Mr Washington suggested they take a ride


[NARRATED]


Phindile happens to be happy as she believes that her mother has a solution to her problems


So she thought why not cook for her husband?


She decided to prepare Greek salad..brown rice and lamb


Meanwhile she was preparing the meal her phone rang and her mother's name flashed on the screen she picked


Phindile: "mom"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile the witch relocated"


Rashid got in and decided to lean on the door as he was listening to Phindile's conversation


Phindile: "what do you mean She relocated mom...Do you know that can cost me my marriage?"


Mrs Saldana: "l know baby"


Phindile: "my she has to be done about Zoe...me and my husband are sleeping in separate rooms now because of her..l don't care what you gonna do to her please do something even muting her"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile so you think if Zoe tell Rashid about all of this Rashid will believe her over you?"


Phindile: "Of course Rashid will believe every word that comes from me he is my husband..anyway bye mom Rashid can walk in anytime soon"


Phindile said then disconnected the call...Rashid reversed in order to avoid being seen by his wife who suddenly didn't change


[NARRATED]


Mrs Saldana is sitting under the tree watching her grandchildren playing in the grass


Mrs Saldana stood up when she saw a car driving in her yard then Zoe got out


The kids stopped playing and ran to her and gave her hugs as usual


Aziza: "mom you bought a new car?"


Zoe: "yes baby l did"


Abdii: "can we go for a ride?"


Zoe: "No not now Abdii but l have gifts for you"


She said then went to open the boot and distributed gifts to them


They happily hugged her once again then she told them to go open them in the house


They did as they were told them Zoe locked the car then approached her mother


Zoe: "mom"


Mrs Saldana: "And whose car is that"


Zoe: "l am also good mom work was hectic but l am enjoying"


Mrs Saldana: "mxm just answer me..whose car is that?"


Zoe: "oh the car?...it's mine"


Mrs Saldana giggles...Zoe looks at her without humour


Mrs Saldana: "So you are serious"


Zoe: "just as l know if it was Phindile you were going to believe it right away"


Mrs Saldana: "No baby it's not like that"


Zoe: "it's like what then?"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe just in the morning


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe just in the morning you were a broke anus you literally had no pads and you took mine..and you come back driving a car"


Zoe: "oh well that ends today because my job is really well paying and all l expected from you it was an ululation but you wouldn't because l am not Phindile not married"


Zoe said then marched to the house


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[To be continued]

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04

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MEND MY HOLLY HEART

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[NARRATED]


Zoe was counting the delivered items when Mike appeared


Mike: "Zoe"


Zoe: "Mr Maphosa"


Mike: "oh come on Zoe l thought l introduced myself to you as Mike.. please treat me like you treat Rashid"


Zoe: "But you are not my brother in law"


Mike: "Yes l ain't your brother in law who knows maybe l might be your husband"


Zoe laughs


Mike: "and what's funny?"


Zoe: "we both know you are joking..l mean look at you"


Mike: "what about me?"


Zoe: "Just look at yourself Mike"


Mike: "l don't understand what you are trying to say"


Zoe: "Currently you don't but l swear you will understand me immediately after you gave yourself glances at the mirror..even if it is for a minute or two"


Mike: "oh.."


Zoe: "yes..."


Silence...


Mike: "Sooo"


Zoe: "so?"


Mike: "How are you adapting here"


Zoe: "it's my second day but l feel like l have been here for forever"


Mike: "oh yes you must be..your energy says it all..l mean the boss is also impressed"


Zoe:(snap) "No you are lying!"


Mike: "Trust me"


Rashid appear and exchange greetings with them


Rashid: "well Zoe the boss urgently wanna see you in his office"


Zoe: "okay"


She replied and left..


Rashid: "And you what are you doing here?"


Mike: "l work here"


Rashid: "Surely you do but you are not a merchandise controller"


Mike: "Is it a high crime to be in this area?"


Rashid: "we both know this is not about this area it's about Zoe"


Mike: "and what if it's about her?"


Rashid: "Oh so it's about her?"


Mike: "Zoe is beautiful"


Rashid: " Beauty alone is not enough"


Mike: "I know"


Rashid: "bare that in mind"


He said then left the mike followed him


[NARRATED]


Mrs Saldana was knitting when she heard the sound of Phindile's stiletto


Mrs Saldana: "Phindy and you are missing your mother"


Phindile: "Mom my marriage is in vain and you are knitting and saying nothing about your plan"


Mrs Saldana: "well the reason why I haven't said anything it's because the witch relocated"


Phindile: "mom!..and you thought telling me isn't important?"


Mrs Saldana: "l didn't wanna make you weak?"


Phindile: "But l deserve to know so l can be able to come with another plan"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile you worry too much..of course l know it's important for you to know but l wasn't going to tell you the bad news when l didn't try another one"


Phindile sits down with interest


Phindile: "There is another one?"


Mrs Saldana: "just as l said"


Phindile laughs and clap


Phindile: "So you want your tea with rooibos or coffee?"


Mrs Saldana: "So l am offered tea just like that"


Phindile: "well l will make you coffee l need you to be strong than ever they both laugh


[CONTINUATION]


Zoe went to Mrs Washington's office as nervous as she was she got to smile when she saw Mr Washington's friendly face


Mr Washington: "Ms Saldana"


Zoe: "Mr Washington..l heared that you are calling me"


Mr Washington: "yes l am.. please take a sit"


Zoe: "Thanks"


She replied then sat


Mr Washington: "Zoe l was checking your CV"


Zoe: "and...is there anything wrong?"


Mr Washington: "No l am a little bit concerned about where you reside"


Zoe: "oh yes..l know it's a township..a little bit more disadvantaged but it's better compared to others"


Mr Washington: "no it's not really about the background"


Zoe: "ohh...okay"


Mr Washington: "it's about the distance from there to here"


Zoe: "oh about that...yeah it's really far and for that reason l wake up at 4:30"


Mr Washington: "everyday?"


Zoe: "Yeah each and everyday l will have to"


Mr Washington: "okay"


Zoe: "Yeah"


Silence..


Zoe: "so...may l go back to work?"


Mr Washington: "No..no we are still talking"


Zoe: "okay"


Mr Washington: "so how do you see things here"


Zoe: "The work is too much but that's what it's encouraging me because the more we work is the more we prosper"


Mr Washington: "l love the energy"


Zoe: "Yes it's been a dream for me to work for such a big company"


Mr Washington: "oh really?"


Zoe: "Believe me"


Mr Washington: "l know and l hope you won't do any stupid move to squash this opportunity"


Zoe: "I won't"


Mr Washington: "You better not because the was a huge damage done in this company and l hope to achieve few percents of turnover by the end of this month to recover"


Zoe: "And that's what l am here for...making millions and millions"


Mr Washington broke and laughed he laughed till he was literally turning to pink


Zoe: "l mean what l said now let me go back to work and work on this achievement"


Mr Washington: "Of course you have to go back to work but before you do please have this"


Mr Washington said then took keys out of his drawer and headed them to Zoe


Mr Washington: "Have them"


Zoe: "these are car Keys"


Mr Washington: "yes..l saw that you have a licence on your CV and you live too far so there you go"


Zoe: "a company car?"


Mr Washington: "Yes and you will be advertising us as you travel"


Zoe jumped out of happiness and thanked Mr Washington countless times...you would tell she almost kissed him but she didn't for the sake of being professional


Just as they were celebrating Mr Washington suggested they take a ride


[NARRATED]


Phindile happens to be happy as she believes that her mother has a solution to her problems


So she thought why not cook for her husband?


She decided to prepare Greek salad..brown rice and lamb


Meanwhile she was preparing the meal her phone rang and her mother's name flashed on the screen she picked


Phindile: "mom"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile the witch relocated"


Rashid got in and decided to lean on the door as he was listening to Phindile's conversation


Phindile: "what do you mean She relocated mom...Do you know that can cost me my marriage?"


Mrs Saldana: "l know baby"


Phindile: "my she has to be done about Zoe...me and my husband are sleeping in separate rooms now because of her..l don't care what you gonna do to her please do something even muting her"


Mrs Saldana: "Phindile so you think if Zoe tell Rashid about all of this Rashid will believe her over you?"


Phindile: "Of course Rashid will believe every word that comes from me he is my husband..anyway bye mom Rashid can walk in anytime soon"


Phindile said then disconnected the call...Rashid reversed in order to avoid being seen by his wife who suddenly didn't change


[NARRATED]


Mrs Saldana is sitting under the tree watching her grandchildren playing in the grass


Mrs Saldana stood up when she saw a car driving in her yard then Zoe got out


The kids stopped playing and ran to her and gave her hugs as usual


Aziza: "mom you bought a new car?"


Zoe: "yes baby l did"


Abdii: "can we go for a ride?"


Zoe: "No not now Abdii but l have gifts for you"


She said then went to open the boot and distributed gifts to them


They happily hugged her once again then she told them to go open them in the house


They did as they were told them Zoe locked the car then approached her mother


Zoe: "mom"


Mrs Saldana: "And whose car is that"


Zoe: "l am also good mom work was hectic but l am enjoying"


Mrs Saldana: "mxm just answer me..whose car is that?"


Zoe: "oh the car?...it's mine"


Mrs Saldana giggles...Zoe looks at her without humour


Mrs Saldana: "So you are serious"


Zoe: "just as l know if it was Phindile you were going to believe it right away"


Mrs Saldana: "No baby it's not like that"


Zoe: "it's like what then?"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe just in the morning


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe just in the morning you were a broke anus you literally had no pads and you took mine..and you come back driving a car"


Zoe: "oh well that ends today because my job is really well paying and all l expected from you it was an ululation but you wouldn't because l am not Phindile not married"


Zoe said then marched to the house


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[To be continued]

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