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CHAPTER THREE

03

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MEND MY HOLLY HEART

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It's already dusk...prolly news time


Mrs Saldana stopped knitting and switched on the TV


She shouted her grandchildren to stop making noise as sh wanna watch the news


They kept quiet for a minute but made noise when Zoe walked in


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe you are making these kids to make noise..l wanna hear the news"


Zoe: "Mom the news are on ad break"


Mrs Saldana: "Still l want silence"


Zoe: "okay mom...is there anything that's called a silent celebration?"


Mrs Saldana: "and what's there to celebrate?"


Zoe: "well mom Rashid gave his manager my number for a job consideration and that guy contacted me and dropped some few questionare's and as for tomorrow l am going to a formal job induction"


Mrs Saldana: "what you mean?..."


Zoe: "l mean exactly that mom"


Mrs Saldana ululated and danced whilst chanting...she knelt down and thanked good numerous times


A part of Zoe gained hope that even though her mother makes Phindile the favorite and perfect daughter at least there is a space for her in her mother's heart


Mrs Saldana: "Congratulations my baby"


Zoe: "Thank mommy this is for us"


Mrs Saldana: "God is good...you see where the hell do you think you were going to get a formal job if you caused a havoc in my daughter's marriage"


Zoe: "oh l saw that coming"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe you must be reasonable"


Zoe: "honestly mom l think you are the one who should be reasonable..yes Rashid got me a job and that's exactly why l wanna see him happy and getting blessed everyday but how will that happen if he is married to a person he don't know?"


Mrs Saldana: "You know sometimes l forget how ungrateful you are...Zoe you are ungrateful marn!"


Zoe: "Mom l am the victim here... remember Sifundo is under my name all because Phindile was young to be a mother and you decided to mess with the law!...Don't you think a lot happened?"


Mrs Saldana: "oh the news"


She said then sat down and concentrated on the TV


Zoe: "it's fine let me go prepare myself for tomorrow"


[NARRATED]


Phindile went to bed early today which is something strange as much as she didn't look okay


Rashid decide to go join his wife in bed and find out what's wrong..He got in bed and called his wife whom he thought was deep in sleep but she replied immediately after her her name was called


Rashid: "Baby you don't look fine"


Phindile: "l am fine Rashid is just that the fact that you are getting a job for Zoe at your workplace it's not sitting me well"


Rashid: "oh l noticed that this performance you are performing started after l considered Zoe"


Phindile: "and you are calling it a performance Rashid really?"


Rashid: "Babe you are the one who told me how miserable and suffering your sister is and now l am trying to help"


Phindile: "Babe yes helping is a good thing but you know you might lose your job if they say you are hiring your family members"


Rashid: "Family or not if she gives best service to the company then that's it"


Phindile: "But babe don't you think there are companies who would employ her than this one of yours?"


Rashid: "Babe if there are employing companies then why is your sister unemployed?"


Phindile: "Rashid no"


Rashid: "baby please let's not fight about this...there is nothing we are losing finding a job for your sister instead we are wining"


Phindile: "Why are you defending her this much?...or there is more than just finding her a job?...oh you want her.


Rashid: "excuse me?"


Phindile: "Yes you want her that's why you care that much"


Rashid: "Phindile...Zoe is your sister"


Phindile: "and what would stop you from dating my sister?...You want her in fact..who knows maybe you already had sex with her since her pants aren't tightened to an extent that she sleeps with everyone and everything that has a dick..l mean Etopians..yet you have guts to sleep with her then come share a bed with me..who knows after sleeping with her you promised her this job that's why you wanna make sure she gets it..Rashid why would you choose Zoe?..l mean Zoe out of all people..Zoe who doesn't know Sifundo's dad?..who knows maybe Sifundo's dad is an old married man or Nigerians..oh well l am wrong it's none of those it's one of the drunkards since she fell pregnant on a one night stand"


Silence...


Rashid: "You know l should be disappointed that you do not trust me but l am hurt instead of disappointed... Phindile where does this hatred you have for your sister comes from?"


Phindile mumbles...


Rashid: "It's okay..I will use the guest room tonight"


He said then grabbed a blanket for himself then walked out and slammed the door 


Phindile covered her mouth as she wish to take back whatever she said


[ZOE]


I woke in the morning and prepared myself for the day


You know they say first impressions last so l should be drop dead gorgeous and presentable and of course suitable enough for the vacancy 


So yes that's the case..l am preparing myself slowly and relaxed since l woke up too early


[NARRATED]


Phindile realized her mistakes but saying sorry is as difficult as apologizing


Phindile woke up and made herself a chef


She made breakfast of all sorts when in comes to scrumptious


She took out her favourite set of plates and prepared desert but when Rashid appeared from their passage he was already ready for work and for that reason she greeted Phindile and passed


Not even a week since they are coming back from their honeymoon and who is to blame?


Zoe?.. Rashid or Phindile?


You decide


[NARRATED]


When Rashid arrived at work Zoe was already in the premises with Mike


Mike is one of the workers and a close friend of Rashid who was one of his groomsmen


Since Zoe was a bridesmaid and Mike was a groomsmen the induction process wasn't really hard since they have know each other before


Rashid: "Zoe"


Zoe: "Hey brother in law"


Clears her throat


Zoe: "Mr Maitase"


Rashid and Mike share a laughter


Mike: "By the way"


Rashid: "That wasn't necessary though"


Zoe: "it was trust me who knows the CEO might consider not hiring me since he will think you guys are recruiting family and work with favors"


That statement literally took Rashid back to his quarrels with Phindile


He decided to avoid the subject and left Zoe with Mike to continue with the induction process


[NARRATED]


Phindile hasn't been good since in the morning 


It's not really about the Rashid and Zoe issue but it might be contributing to her being dizzy and feeling things moving in her stomach


Phindile thought maybe she is pregnant and ran a home pregnancy test but it came negative


A part of her felt like maybe she didn't do it well so she drove to the nearest doctor and she got the test done but still it came negative


The Doctor also did some few test but still she found nothing funny... according to her Phindile is a very happy person..she doesn't need enough sleeps or diet


Phindile felt like the doctor was taking chances so she decided to do a second consultation and the results were still the same


Phindile drove back home and got in


She cried and cried till she thought of her mother and called her 


Just in few minutes her mother was there


Her mother tried a few recipies she knows for the pains Phindile was feeling and just in few minutes Phindile was much better


[NARRATED]


Zoe is appointed as a merchandise controller she is literally balancing the books in terms of how much the stock sold or delivered is worth


Zoe seems like she is now used to this place and enjoying herself


As much as she is enjoying herself you can see that she is putting so much effort on her duty as if it is the last Job on earth


Meanwhile Rashid was looking at Zoe through the window the CEO walked in and Rashid stood up in shock since he wasn't expecting him


Rashid: "Sir"


Mr Washington: "You know l am very much happy Rashid...you be Mike did a great job"


Rashid: "great job?"


Rashid asked in confusion...


Mr Washington: "yes you did a great job...l like the new candidate she seems like she is hungry for success"


Rashid: "Yeah she is a hardworker...l knew she was going to handle this"


Mr Washington: "l am impressed but l don't wanna walk faster than my shadow maybe this energy she has its because it's her first day"


Rashid: "Yeah l get you"


Mrs Washington took a look at Zoe who wasn't doing anything but just minding everything that's happening around her post


Mr Washington kept on nodding as a form of showing impression


[CONTINUATION]


Phindile: "Thanks mom it was really helpful l nearly died"


Mrs Saldana: "And that's exactly why you need to stop underestimating our indigenous knowledge"


Phindile: "Mom you know those ancient times are for you not us"


Mrs Saldana: "whatever"


Phindile: "so mom besides me being sick and called you when were you going to come visit me?"


Mrs Saldana: "That's rude Phindile"


Phindile: "Not in a bad way mom l am just asking"


Mrs Saldana: "oh well l was definitely gonna come because l really need to have a word with you"


Phindile: "About?"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe"


Phindile: (snap) "oh no will p ever find peace?...mom do you have any idea of how me and my husband are fighting regarding Zoe?"


Mrs Saldana: "Fighting regarding Zoe?"


Phindile: "yes mom we even slept in different bedrooms"


Mrs Saldana: "That's not good at all so Zoe already told Rashid a thing about Sifundo"


Phindile: "She haven't for now but since they work together who knows maybe he now knows ...Mom Rashid and l fought because l tried to convince him not to hire Zoe for the post simply because l wanted to avoid everyday contact between them but it turned out to be wrong at Rashid and he think that l hate my sis that much"


Mrs Saldana: "phew...l've never thought of that...l can't believe l even celebrated with her...that witch"


Phindile: "Mom something must be done... otherwise this..this will fade away"


Mrs Saldana: "Yes..my baby yes something must be done absolutely done"


Phindile: "and what must be done?"


Mrs Saldana: "l have a plan"


Phindile: "plan?"


Mrs Saldana: "yes plan"


Phindile: what is it?"


Mrs Saldana: "It's going to work trust me"


Mrs Saldana giggles and make her way out


Phindile:"mom..mom!"


By the time she called her mom for the third time the door was already shutted


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[To be continued]

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03

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MEND MY HOLLY HEART

.


It's already dusk...prolly news time


Mrs Saldana stopped knitting and switched on the TV


She shouted her grandchildren to stop making noise as sh wanna watch the news


They kept quiet for a minute but made noise when Zoe walked in


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe you are making these kids to make noise..l wanna hear the news"


Zoe: "Mom the news are on ad break"


Mrs Saldana: "Still l want silence"


Zoe: "okay mom...is there anything that's called a silent celebration?"


Mrs Saldana: "and what's there to celebrate?"


Zoe: "well mom Rashid gave his manager my number for a job consideration and that guy contacted me and dropped some few questionare's and as for tomorrow l am going to a formal job induction"


Mrs Saldana: "what you mean?..."


Zoe: "l mean exactly that mom"


Mrs Saldana ululated and danced whilst chanting...she knelt down and thanked good numerous times


A part of Zoe gained hope that even though her mother makes Phindile the favorite and perfect daughter at least there is a space for her in her mother's heart


Mrs Saldana: "Congratulations my baby"


Zoe: "Thank mommy this is for us"


Mrs Saldana: "God is good...you see where the hell do you think you were going to get a formal job if you caused a havoc in my daughter's marriage"


Zoe: "oh l saw that coming"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe you must be reasonable"


Zoe: "honestly mom l think you are the one who should be reasonable..yes Rashid got me a job and that's exactly why l wanna see him happy and getting blessed everyday but how will that happen if he is married to a person he don't know?"


Mrs Saldana: "You know sometimes l forget how ungrateful you are...Zoe you are ungrateful marn!"


Zoe: "Mom l am the victim here... remember Sifundo is under my name all because Phindile was young to be a mother and you decided to mess with the law!...Don't you think a lot happened?"


Mrs Saldana: "oh the news"


She said then sat down and concentrated on the TV


Zoe: "it's fine let me go prepare myself for tomorrow"


[NARRATED]


Phindile went to bed early today which is something strange as much as she didn't look okay


Rashid decide to go join his wife in bed and find out what's wrong..He got in bed and called his wife whom he thought was deep in sleep but she replied immediately after her her name was called


Rashid: "Baby you don't look fine"


Phindile: "l am fine Rashid is just that the fact that you are getting a job for Zoe at your workplace it's not sitting me well"


Rashid: "oh l noticed that this performance you are performing started after l considered Zoe"


Phindile: "and you are calling it a performance Rashid really?"


Rashid: "Babe you are the one who told me how miserable and suffering your sister is and now l am trying to help"


Phindile: "Babe yes helping is a good thing but you know you might lose your job if they say you are hiring your family members"


Rashid: "Family or not if she gives best service to the company then that's it"


Phindile: "But babe don't you think there are companies who would employ her than this one of yours?"


Rashid: "Babe if there are employing companies then why is your sister unemployed?"


Phindile: "Rashid no"


Rashid: "baby please let's not fight about this...there is nothing we are losing finding a job for your sister instead we are wining"


Phindile: "Why are you defending her this much?...or there is more than just finding her a job?...oh you want her.


Rashid: "excuse me?"


Phindile: "Yes you want her that's why you care that much"


Rashid: "Phindile...Zoe is your sister"


Phindile: "and what would stop you from dating my sister?...You want her in fact..who knows maybe you already had sex with her since her pants aren't tightened to an extent that she sleeps with everyone and everything that has a dick..l mean Etopians..yet you have guts to sleep with her then come share a bed with me..who knows after sleeping with her you promised her this job that's why you wanna make sure she gets it..Rashid why would you choose Zoe?..l mean Zoe out of all people..Zoe who doesn't know Sifundo's dad?..who knows maybe Sifundo's dad is an old married man or Nigerians..oh well l am wrong it's none of those it's one of the drunkards since she fell pregnant on a one night stand"


Silence...


Rashid: "You know l should be disappointed that you do not trust me but l am hurt instead of disappointed... Phindile where does this hatred you have for your sister comes from?"


Phindile mumbles...


Rashid: "It's okay..I will use the guest room tonight"


He said then grabbed a blanket for himself then walked out and slammed the door 


Phindile covered her mouth as she wish to take back whatever she said


[ZOE]


I woke in the morning and prepared myself for the day


You know they say first impressions last so l should be drop dead gorgeous and presentable and of course suitable enough for the vacancy 


So yes that's the case..l am preparing myself slowly and relaxed since l woke up too early


[NARRATED]


Phindile realized her mistakes but saying sorry is as difficult as apologizing


Phindile woke up and made herself a chef


She made breakfast of all sorts when in comes to scrumptious


She took out her favourite set of plates and prepared desert but when Rashid appeared from their passage he was already ready for work and for that reason she greeted Phindile and passed


Not even a week since they are coming back from their honeymoon and who is to blame?


Zoe?.. Rashid or Phindile?


You decide


[NARRATED]


When Rashid arrived at work Zoe was already in the premises with Mike


Mike is one of the workers and a close friend of Rashid who was one of his groomsmen


Since Zoe was a bridesmaid and Mike was a groomsmen the induction process wasn't really hard since they have know each other before


Rashid: "Zoe"


Zoe: "Hey brother in law"


Clears her throat


Zoe: "Mr Maitase"


Rashid and Mike share a laughter


Mike: "By the way"


Rashid: "That wasn't necessary though"


Zoe: "it was trust me who knows the CEO might consider not hiring me since he will think you guys are recruiting family and work with favors"


That statement literally took Rashid back to his quarrels with Phindile


He decided to avoid the subject and left Zoe with Mike to continue with the induction process


[NARRATED]


Phindile hasn't been good since in the morning 


It's not really about the Rashid and Zoe issue but it might be contributing to her being dizzy and feeling things moving in her stomach


Phindile thought maybe she is pregnant and ran a home pregnancy test but it came negative


A part of her felt like maybe she didn't do it well so she drove to the nearest doctor and she got the test done but still it came negative


The Doctor also did some few test but still she found nothing funny... according to her Phindile is a very happy person..she doesn't need enough sleeps or diet


Phindile felt like the doctor was taking chances so she decided to do a second consultation and the results were still the same


Phindile drove back home and got in


She cried and cried till she thought of her mother and called her 


Just in few minutes her mother was there


Her mother tried a few recipies she knows for the pains Phindile was feeling and just in few minutes Phindile was much better


[NARRATED]


Zoe is appointed as a merchandise controller she is literally balancing the books in terms of how much the stock sold or delivered is worth


Zoe seems like she is now used to this place and enjoying herself


As much as she is enjoying herself you can see that she is putting so much effort on her duty as if it is the last Job on earth


Meanwhile Rashid was looking at Zoe through the window the CEO walked in and Rashid stood up in shock since he wasn't expecting him


Rashid: "Sir"


Mr Washington: "You know l am very much happy Rashid...you be Mike did a great job"


Rashid: "great job?"


Rashid asked in confusion...


Mr Washington: "yes you did a great job...l like the new candidate she seems like she is hungry for success"


Rashid: "Yeah she is a hardworker...l knew she was going to handle this"


Mr Washington: "l am impressed but l don't wanna walk faster than my shadow maybe this energy she has its because it's her first day"


Rashid: "Yeah l get you"


Mrs Washington took a look at Zoe who wasn't doing anything but just minding everything that's happening around her post


Mr Washington kept on nodding as a form of showing impression


[CONTINUATION]


Phindile: "Thanks mom it was really helpful l nearly died"


Mrs Saldana: "And that's exactly why you need to stop underestimating our indigenous knowledge"


Phindile: "Mom you know those ancient times are for you not us"


Mrs Saldana: "whatever"


Phindile: "so mom besides me being sick and called you when were you going to come visit me?"


Mrs Saldana: "That's rude Phindile"


Phindile: "Not in a bad way mom l am just asking"


Mrs Saldana: "oh well l was definitely gonna come because l really need to have a word with you"


Phindile: "About?"


Mrs Saldana: "Zoe"


Phindile: (snap) "oh no will p ever find peace?...mom do you have any idea of how me and my husband are fighting regarding Zoe?"


Mrs Saldana: "Fighting regarding Zoe?"


Phindile: "yes mom we even slept in different bedrooms"


Mrs Saldana: "That's not good at all so Zoe already told Rashid a thing about Sifundo"


Phindile: "She haven't for now but since they work together who knows maybe he now knows ...Mom Rashid and l fought because l tried to convince him not to hire Zoe for the post simply because l wanted to avoid everyday contact between them but it turned out to be wrong at Rashid and he think that l hate my sis that much"


Mrs Saldana: "phew...l've never thought of that...l can't believe l even celebrated with her...that witch"


Phindile: "Mom something must be done... otherwise this..this will fade away"


Mrs Saldana: "Yes..my baby yes something must be done absolutely done"


Phindile: "and what must be done?"


Mrs Saldana: "l have a plan"


Phindile: "plan?"


Mrs Saldana: "yes plan"


Phindile: what is it?"


Mrs Saldana: "It's going to work trust me"


Mrs Saldana giggles and make her way out


Phindile:"mom..mom!"


By the time she called her mom for the third time the door was already shutted


[Please excuse the errors]

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[To be continued]

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