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CHAPTER SIX

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STOLEN THRONE

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[Ntombi]


You know helpers with gossiping...l found one of the helpers gossiping with the other actually l don't vibe these two because they think l get a special treatment since l've been working here for years 


Helper 1:l wonder what will happen if the princess is dead


Helper 2:Things will go south trust me


Helper 1: or maybe ntombi will be the princess


They bounce each other's hands and laugh


"Unfortunately she is alive and back"


Helper 1: what?


Me:You heard me now can you please do what you are paid to?


They moved......


[Narrated]


Muzi doing the chores khayone appear


Khayone: Warrior


Muzi praises khayone..


Khayone:l always tell you not to call out that shit when responding to my greetings


Muzi:you are a prince after all


Khayone: whatever..Muzi can you please go and check Nyeleti for me


Muzi continue with the chores


Khayone:Muzi 


Muzi:what?


Khayone:what's up what's wrong with you?


Muzi:l am good


Khayone:you don't look good and for the matter l am the one who should be down because l am the one who is ignored by my girlfriend not you


Muzi:l heard your conversation with your dad lately


Khayone:And?..Is that why you are bitter


Muzi:l realised that l am nothing without your dying father and since you arrived l've been doing nothing but breaking the rules


Khayone: Breaking rules


Muzi:yes l know very well that you are bind to marry Buhle..yet l organise meet ups for you and Nyeleti 


Khayone:Muzi


Muzi:Nono my prince l don't wanna hear a bit of it because at the end of the day if the king finds out l will be thrown out and you will be forgiven


Khayone:Muzi don't be like that


Muzi:Do you have amnesia?


Khayone: excuse me?


Muzi:l am asking because you tend to forget the reason why you are here..okay let me remind you..you are here to be trained as a future king and to marry Buhle are we clear?


Khayone:oh so you are doing this to me?


Muzi:you and your dad just reminded me that l am nobody..l don't know my real name or surname..you adopted me and the least l can do is to appreciate and follow your dying father's rules


Khayone:(snap) Muzi my father is not dying okay?


Muzi:fine whatever he is doing since he is not dying 


Muzi continue doing the chored


Khayone:Fine Muzi let's say you are rightso l should leave Nyeleti after l took her virginity?


Muzi:you have to because she was going to lose her virginity anyway and she won't be the first one to be heart broken


Muzi leaves...


Khayone:Muzi..


Muzi's shadow disappear....


[Mfanelo]


I can't just sit and relax yet l am to be blamed for the stupid brat named the princess's disappearence l am at our sangoma's place seeking answers he is making noise Coming with no answers


Me:Mzilikazi stop making noise and tell me whether the princess is dead or alive


Mzilikazi:(yelling)go home mfanelo..go home!


Me: Mzilikazi l didn't come here to be sent home..l want answers 


Mzilikazi: Mfanelo you are disrespectful and in this case you are not disrespecting me but the ancestors now leave


Me: whatever


I stood up and left..sangoma's be useless sometimes mxm


[Mrs Zwane]


Today is one of the day's whereby when l kneel down to prayl will be thanking God for saving my baby...without asking anything more


Buhle:mom l promise l will never go missing or stress you again... is just that l needed a break from uncle mfanelo


Me:l understand my baby


Buhle:even though you understand..l swear it won't happen again


Me:you are grown my baby not only physically but mentally too..l have a faith in you..l knew you won't do anything stupid but with mfanelo's pressure you can attempt to


Buhle:l know mom..l won't let uncle mfanelo get to me because he always win


Me:so you will step in


Buhle:l don't want to mom and l don't even understand why does this have to happen now because Mr Nzimande is still alive 


Me:Baby mfanelo is selfish and the fact that he has no kids kills him 


Buhle:l know mom..its painful but l didn't say mfanelo must be infertile


I saw my daughter in the verge of crying..what more l could've done than hugging her..l love Buhle a lot..l think it's because she is my only daughter


[Nyeleti]


The pains are better now and l am back to work..selling of cause... anyway l have been ignoring khayone's calls..this thing is madness there is no me and khayone..allowing khayone to take my virginity was a very stupid move and l want no further wrong move


Car hotter....l shifted and damn it khayone..l continued to walk..he got out of the car wanting to have a word with me..l refused..he begged me till l got with him in the car


[Min'enhle]


I saw my cousin... Khayone lifting a vendor which is more unacceptable..l should have known l should have known about this long before..how can Khayone even?


Well l am going to tell uncle Nzimande..l know he is not at his best In health but he has to know


[Narrated]


Martha (mfanelo's wife) is getting out of her room and bump to Mfanelo


Martha: Mfanelo you have been missing for so long


Mfanelo: are you mad?


Martha:What?


Mfanelo:An old man like me can go missing?


Martha: Sweetheart not in that way l meant that l missed you


Mfanelo:Are we in primary?


Martha: Mfanelo!


Mfanelo:Missing each other it's for new couple...not for you and l 


Martha:l just asked you where were you and it turns to a fight...did we have to?


Mfanelo:I was at Mzilikazi trying to find answers..worried about another man's daughter since you can't bare one for me


Martha:You should have said you were at Mzilikazi and kept quit


Mfanelo:l was at Mzilikazi and l am keeping quiet.


Martha:I don't want to fight with you okay...Buhle is back


Mfanelo:she is back?


Martha:No she is not


Mfanelo:she is back or not?


Martha:you heard me l said she is back


Mfanelo: oh that's why Mzilikazi gave me that stinking attitude...fake sangoma's


Martha:We all know how strong Mzilikazi is that's why you ran to him right?


Mfanelo: Mzilikazi is a corn artist


Martha:says who?


Mfanelo:Me or what are you now taking other people's side over your husband's side


Martha:you know that's not true


Mfanelo:or what are you dating him?


Martha: mfanelo!


Mfanelo:Just say it if you wanna feed Mzilikazi's bones and snakes.. lizards and cats your blood and vagina


Martha:You've said Enough mfanelo


Martha leaves....


[Narrated]


Min'enhle is practising how she is going to tell the king what she saw lately..she need a bit of practice because the king is quite a serious person and friendly to on one regardless being family


"Min'enhle"


That was Muzi..min'enhle turned and faced him 


Muzi: Please don't tell the king


Min'enhle:So you also know?


Muzi: Yes and if you tell the king l could lose my job 


Min'enhle:How please elaborate


Muzi gets down on his knees and begs


[Nyeleti]


I came back from selling today because l regurgitated surprisingly l barely vomit this happened after l had a conversation with khayone...he suggested l come take a nap he will take all the oranges and give me the exact amount

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surprisingly l barely vomit this happened after l had a conversation with khayone...he suggested l come take a nap he will take all the oranges and give me the exact amount l should've made so l can lie and say l sold them all because telling my mother that l am commiting won't be a good idea too


[Buhlebendalo]


After all the drama that has happened..l even forgot about calling the love of my lifethe father of my cute little baby girl Lwandleguys my baby is cute and she is blessed to have a father like Karabo...Karabo is such a sweetheart although sometimes he over love but still l love my man guys


Karabo:Babe when are you Coming back?...this house is too big without you


Me:l know baby and l miss Lwandle


Karabo:Yeah she miss you too but Buhle can l ask?


I wonder...


Me:sure Babe


Karabo:For how long are you going to hide us?


Phew..So Karabo know that my family doesn't know about him and Lwandle..they think l am still a virgin and have no idea that l have a baby and honestly this is not my last year at varsity l failed my sixth year the time l was pregnant because pregnancy went hard on me..but luckily l got a supportive partner he made sure l get a safe delivery and go back to School without my family suspicions the worst part of the situation is that he doesn't know that l am a princess..l lied and said my dad is a pastor therefore he will be embarrassed at church if l get pregnant without finishing the programme


Karabo;Buhle!


Me:yes


Karabo:l asked you how long are you going to hide us?


Me:Karabo l don't knowthe fact that l have a baby with you can tear my family apart 


Karabo:l know baby but think of Romeo and Juliet


Me:Karabo this is not a novel and our situation is different from Romeo and Juliet go and read it again


Karabo:fine you don't get the point but if we can unite as a couple nothing can come between us


Me:Karabo ngikipite nawe(Karabo l am cohabiting with you)


Karabo:Buhle....


Me:No Karabo..l am a student and l am living with you and l have a kid..my parents dont know about that..don't you think that's enough for me?


Karabo:That's what l am trying to fix Buhle


I felt someone's presence it was Ntombi she got in without knocking


Me:Karabo l have to go


Karabo: Buhle...


I hung up


Me:As your princess l suggest you knock before you enter


Ntombi:But ding


Me: princess


Ntombi:l am sorry princess..the elders sent me to call you


Buhle:l am comming 


Ntombi stands


Buhle:l said l am coming!


Ntombi:Buhle was that Karabo?


Buhle:F'tsek leave my room


Ntombi leaves..Buhle looks at her daughter's photo and kisses it 


Ntombi:l love you baby

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To be continued













   


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