MOTHER & CHILD
Charlotte and Veronica are watching TV Charlotte yawns
Charlotte:l am sleepy
Veronica:Yeah this movie is lame
Charlotte:l thought you love romance
Veronica:I do but this move doesn't have that thing and it lacks charmthe eat me now Phrasel mean intimacy do you feel me?
Charlotte:old womanYou sound like this other old woman l know
Veronica:she got herself a hunk
Charlotte:And l am amazed you haven't judge her
Veronica:no l can't judge another personthe day of judgement is coming and l doubt my name will be in the agenda
Charlotte:Yeah but l was expecting you to judge
Veronica:okay so a whole doctor is telling me to hurt people
Charlotte:Come on l am not a heart doctor besides we have to talk about thisit seems like Masego is up to something
Charlotte:l don't know but th aim is to remove the so called stepfather
Veronica:sounds so seriousdon't you think l should tip Teresa?
Charlotte:Nono no you can't especially if you get that info from me
Veronica:maybe l am about to save Someone
Charlotte:Or maybe you are adding more paraffin on fire
Charlotte:Promise you won't mention this
Veronica:l won't actually l don't wanna even involve myself in this madness
I woke up in the morning expecting on my forehead from Tamionly to remember that l have a mountain of problems to solve
I went to the kitchen to have a glass of water and l saw Tamiwaking up from the carpetl felt sorryl thought he went to the guest room but it happened that he slept on the carpet with no blanket and it was cold last night
Me:I thought you went to the guest roomTami please don't ever sleep on the carpetyou will freezeWell at least when you do it next timetake a pillow and a blanket with you
Tami: so you care?
Masego:How can you ask me that Tami?
Tami glares at mehe barely does that
Masego:of cause l care
Tami:Yeah you care that's why you are taking care of your broke boyfriendwho stays under your mother's roof with you and has became your expense
Tami:That's what you said and you are right
Masego:l am sorry
Tami:Don't be sorryyou spoke your Masego and l am glad l heard some of the things you discuss with your brain
Masego:(snaps)Tami l am trying here okay!
Tami:Then why are you yelling?
Masego:I am trying to humble myself before youcan't you see the efforts?
Tami: Efforts? Efforts?Masego l hate people who use words carelesslyMasego l am not working but atleast l wake up everyday and marketl even learnt how to do gardens something l didn't know but l learnt just to be able to buy bread
Masego:Tami l hear you and l see that you are tryingcan we please try to start on a clean slate?
Masego:Yes l can offer breakfast for peace offering
Tami:for your hungry boyfriend?
Masego:Really Tami? Really?
Tami:Well starting on a clean slate it is but please apologize to your mother first
Tami:It's not negotiable
Tami was so fucking seriousthem our so called couple appeared
Teresa: Morning kids
Tami:good timing mother in law l was about to call you
Tami:Yesyour daughter wanna say something
Tami:Baby you can talk
Geez Tamil don't even know what l am apologizing for because still l don't approve their relationshipl guess l have no choice but to apologizel just wanna make things between me and tami
Charlotte is glaring at herself in the mirrorwhilst her phone is ringing and she is just giving it a lot
Charlotte's life is been a miserable onefrom not knowing your parents and not having an ID to having a womb cancer
The fact that she doesn't know her mother is too much too deal with alreadythen finding out she can't convince it's doubling or even tripling her problems
Well Veronica adopted Charlotte when she was fifteenshe was quite doing well at school but she knew one day she would be sticker since she have no proper documents luckily she and Veronica connected very fastthat's where she felt the mother's love
Veronica thought of fixing the documents for Charlotte as soon as possiblethrough fraud and connectionsince from that day calling Veronica mom is been a heart warming thing to do for Charlotte
Veronica heard Charlotte's cry then got in her room
Veronica: Charlotte what's wrong?
Charlotte:Not to be ungrateful and selfishyou've been a good parent to me and todayl am a doctor because of youl appreciate you and what l owe you is priceless
Veronica: Charlotteyou are like a daughter to me
Charlotte: Preciselyl am like a daughter to you but l am not your biological onel feel like there is something l am missing out everydayl feel like the world was gonna be different if l knew my biological mother
Veronica:It doesn't take being a mother to be a motherl don't know if you understand me but l am saying it doesn't take giving birth to a person in order to be their mother
Charlotte:I know but why me?l don't have a mother and l can't be a motherwhat is that?
Veronica:l am sorry my baby
Veronica said whilst hugging and patting Charlotte
Veronica:Don't cry you are hurting me
Charlotte:l love you
Veronica:l love you more babydon't cry
They pulled the hug and kissed
Veronica:Won't you answer your phone??
Charlotte:It's from worklet me go get ready
Masego prepared breakfast which is something unusual to do for Masego since she is a lazy brat
Teresa:l wonder what did you do Tami to make my daughter apologize
Masego:it doesn't matter how but at l least l did mom
Teresa:we both know that Tami made you to do it anyway the breakfast is deliciousat least Tami got himself a wife who knows how to cook
Tami:yeah babe the breakfast is delicious
Teresa:Besides being an accountant maybe you can try being a chef
Tami:Yeah maybe she should have a cookbook
Masego:so your girlfriends have cookbooks?
Tami:oh please Masego
Eric:That's how woman arevery jealous
Masego: excuse me?two minutes of being in this house now you think you know me?
Masego:No l am tired l am tired of all of youl am tired and fucking done!
Masego tapped the table stood up and left
Tami:l am sorry mother in law
Teresa:I regret being friendly to Masego now l am her peer
Teresa sheds tearsEric stood up and went to sympathize her
Tami:(clears throat)l am going to look for a job
I don't insult people I just describe themif Tami is unemployed he is simply unemployed and it's not my fault that he isn't
As for moml don't wanna talk about her...
Guys l hate my lifewhy me?why people who claim to love mefrustrate me
I am at work and that's good l am not at the department of consulting services so l won't deal with people because l really don't wanna work with people l'd rather work with numbers at least you find peace
Whilst l am working l see someone like Tami through the window and l got very sure that it's me when l saw his dirty clothes
What could Tami be doing here?worse whilst he is dirty
When l approached him l found him talking with one of my colleagues but they were not audible enoughl went closer to them
Me:Excuse mel know him
grabbed him aside as l didn't know what he came about
Me:What are you doing here?
Tami: Baby l got the job
Tami replied with a wide smile and excitement whilst l am excused what job is he talking about exactly?
Me:Tami l asked youwhat are you doing here?
Tami:Baby l said l got a job
Nonot hereit can't be here
Me:You are kidding me right?
Tami:l am serious babyno more financial problems
Me:Babeyeah l understand you are employed but what are you doing herel mean you could've waited for me to come back so you can tell me the good news
Before Tami can answer memy manager appeared and disturbed us
Manager:Masegol can see you are already introduced to our new driver
Manager:Yes he will be delivering our parcels as from tomorrow
Me: welcome to our empire
I said so because l had no choice otherwise Tami will get me very wellhow can he double Cross me?
Manager:Mr Maseko come let me show you the premises
And just like that they walked away from mewhat the hell on earth did l do to deserve a boyfriend like Tami?Yes l told him to look for a job but he could've found another place besides where l am working!
Never as a woman give birth one child
You might wonder why some parents are considered to have favourite kidsit's because those kids play roles they should be playing
I swear if l had another child besides MasegoMasego would've thought l favour that child more than her because her attitude is uncontrollable sometimes
Masego means luck but l feel like cursing my wombif she doesn't support me who would?
At least l found myself smiling when l heard Eric's voice
Me:Yes my love
Eric:what's keeping you busy?
Me:l am looking at this magazine and its having these nice jewelleries and they are on sale
Eric:They are indeed beautiful but they look like wedding jewelleries
Me:Of cause they are even more relevant because we are getting married
Eric clears throatl know he wanna say a thing
Me:say it Eric
Eric:Baby remember my parents will approve and support our marriage after you have concieved
Me:Babe l thought you can't wait to marry meso you suggest l must wait for another year before we can get married?l mean we can still make it happen even after marriage right?
Eric:But bae you know our situation is weird
Me:Eric are you saying l am weird
Eric:No babeyou now exactly what l mean
Me:No l don't
Eric:Babe l am 23 and you are approaching your 60s
Me:what about that?You don't have to worry about Everything Ericl will pay for everything
Eric:You don't listen babel have to impregnate you before marry you
Me:Ericyou are busy telling me about your parents and whateverwhilst l risked the relationship between me and my daughter and Brough you inl literally chose you over my daughter my only daughter
Eric: Shouttellsnap as much as you won't but what l said its final and if you can't Manage please ms Kano book a flight for me and send me back home because it will mean this is the end of the road for us
Later that dayit was knocking of time for Masego and Tamithey got in the house arguing and yelled at each otherit was a heated conversation
Masego calms down
Masego:l am done Tamil am done
Tami:what do you mean you are done?
Masego:l mean just that
Tami:Masego you are ungratefulyou are the one who wanted me to worknow l found a job you are still complaining
Masego:Why did you look for a job where l work?
Tami: Beggars are not choosers
Masego:l agree but you could've found a job somewherenow how does this sound?"my boyfriend is a delivery boy at my workplace"
Tami:Babyl think you don't really have to care about thatyou should be happy since we will not have financial issues anymore and we might even move out
Masego:Move out?No there is no one moving outwe are not even close to that because you are still unemployed
Tami:l don't follow
Masego:Let me balance youyou are still unemployed because tomorrow my manager is expecting you and of cause you won't show up
Tami:why would l do that?
Masego: Because you definitely won't accept that job
Tami: MasegoWhat do you want from me?what did l really do to you?
Masego:I want you to leave that job
Masego departs the room....
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To be continued