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Chapter 7 ♡ ♡ ♡ "And who are you?"-the Hlelo lookalike asks. Oh gosh! "Uhmm I'm Khanyisile... Khanyisile Khuzwayo"-I say. I hope that's enough. He frowns then raises his eyebrows and his eyes go wide so does his mouth. "Woah! wait thee Khanyisile my brother is always tal-"He says but stops and continues thereafter "...I mean nice to finally meet you Khanyisile." Finally? I'm the one frowning now and I can see he sees it. "Oh sorry...where are my manners..."-he swiftly walks until he's almost in front of me. "...I'm Melokuhle Mazibuko the slightly more handsome twin." "Stop lying to Khanyi Melo!"-Ma'Nkosi says as she walks up the stairs carrying a bucket and a mop. I can't help but laugh a bit. "Haaa Ma'Nkosi!"-Melo "Hai ngiyeke (leave me alone)"-Ma'Nkosi I'm in stitches. "Don't mind her she's being silly she knows I'm the hotter twin!"-He justifies. "Who are you feeding lies in my house Marshmallow?"-Hlelo says closing the door. I didn't even hear him opening it in the first place. He looks at me and smiles. I melt inside. "Bafo you know I hate that name!"-Melo "Yeah whatever just get away from Khanyi before you give her some of your 'stupidity lives here' syndrome ..."-Hlelo says now standing next to me. My gosh! They look so much alike but Melokuhle has a beard he has a piercing next to his eyebrow and his lips are slightly darker...other than that I wouldn't be able to tell them apart. "Don't be silly Hlelo your twin was introducing himself since someone didn't tell me they had a twin -I say putting emphasis on the word 'someone'. "How rude twinnie how rude!"-Melo "Haii wena entlek who said you could come to my house unannounced?"-Hlelo "Oh so now I need an invitation to come here lil bro?"-Melo Hlelo chuckles "From now on yes!"- He says "Whatever man"-Melo says and runs off heading upstairs with a small carry bag. It's just us two now. Hlelo moves to stand in front of me. I look up to him and he looks down at me. This man is truly beautiful! If you could even say that about men like him. I can smell him. His scent is somewhat tantalising. Cheez! I thought I was over him. But clearly I've been fooling myself. "How did you sleep?"-he asks. "Absolutely fine...thank you Hlelo."-me "Oh I'm glad and you've eaten right?"-he asks looking worried. "Yeah."-I say. I see the worry fade. "Where were you?"-my brain blurts out. "Oh I had a business emergency I had to attend to I'm sorry I left without telling you. But I trust Ma'Nkosi treated you like gold?"-He says I nod. "She did." That explains the suit he's wearing. 6 missed calls from Tshidi and 3 from Tessa. Cheez there's even 3 from Mama and one from an unknown number Who's numbers are these? Come to think of it where did Hlelo know where I work ? Heck how did he even know my name? Or even my surname... I don't remember telling him that. I call my Mom first. "And she finally decides to call!"-That's how she decides to answer my call. "Mama..."-me "Imagine if I was dying and your call would've saved me...right now we'd be talking about something else."-She says. I can't help but laugh at her silliness. "Askies mama..."-I say "When last did you call us?"-she asks. Shuuu...about a week ago. "Mama please...I was busy and I was going to call."-me "Mhmm...Let's hope so. Mntwanam (my child) your sister has been coming down with a fever

I'm sorry I left without telling you. But I trust Ma'Nkosi treated you like gold?"-He says I nod. "She did." That explains the suit he's wearing. 6 missed calls from Tshidi and 3 from Tessa. Cheez there's even 3 from Mama and one from an unknown number Who's numbers are these? Come to think of it where did Hlelo know where I work ? Heck how did he even know my name? Or even my surname... I don't remember telling him that. I call my Mom first. "And she finally decides to call!"-That's how she decides to answer my call. "Mama..."-me "Imagine if I was dying and your call would've saved me...right now we'd be talking about something else."-She says. I can't help but laugh at her silliness. "Askies mama..."-I say "When last did you call us?"-she asks. Shuuu...about a week ago. "Mama please...I was busy and I was going to call."-me "Mhmm...Let's hope so. Mntwanam (my child) your sister has been coming down with a feverand she's been vomiting. I don't know what to give her."-she says. I end up giving her a whole list of things she needs to get for Ntombi. We hang up after talking. I call Tshidi next then Tessa but leave out that unknown number. Whoever it is will call again if it's that important. I head back into the house and find the twins sitting on a couch. "I have to go."-I say to them both. Hlelo's facial expression changes very quickly. He looks worried...or is it concern. I can't tell. Cheez. "What? Why?"-he asks getting on his feet and comes closer to me. Those eyes of his stare at me and my insides thingle. I swallow hard. "I uhmm have to go prepare for tomorrow."-I say but it feels like I have to give more info so I continue. "It's my bestie's brother Eugene's engagement party...and I promised her I'll be there." He nods. "I'll take you home then..."-he says. "But-"-me "No buts Khanyi."-he says and I swallow the rest of my words. Someone clears their throat behind us it's Melo. "And you think it's okay for you guys to leave me here all alone?"-he complains. Lol. "We didn't invite you so you're not our responsibility."-Hlelo says taking my hand and leading me past the sofa they were seated at and grabs my handbag and keys as we head out. "Mxm!" Is all we hear before the door is shut. Wow. Okay. Woah! Three cars are parked next to my tiny out of place car. The other two are bangers. These are Cars that I wouldn't afford at all. A Porsche Range Rover and a BMW...not sure which make but it looks like a BMW X5. I've always wanted one but figured I'd get one once I'm financially stable. Our ride back to my place is better than the one we had when we came here. He's talking. A lot. 30 minutes later we drive up to my complex. It feels like I haven't been here in ages. I turn to look at him. "What a tiny place."-He says "Did you just diss my home?"-I ask trying to supress my laugh. "I'm just saying it's tiny."-He says. "Well sorry we all don't live in ridiculously huge mansions like Hlelokuhle Mazibuko...and besides it's comfy here."-me. By now the engine had stopped and we were both in stitches. "I'll have to see that myself."-him. We step out of the car and he locks it. And we head to my room with him following me. Did I leave this place clean though? My gosh! He hands me my keys and I unlock my door. Atleast it's not dirty! Hallelujah ! I step in and he does the same. I can feel he's busy looking around my apartment. Like he's seeing the sudden smaller space I live in. I see it too now "Wow...uhmm it is tiny!"-he utters. I playfully punch his hard shoulder. "Ouch!"-he yells and laughs "...and she's an abuser!" "Mxm"-me I place my handbag on the couch and turn to look at him he's looking somewhere else. He's looking at my counter? No he's looking at those roses those dead red and white roses! "Wow you kept them..."-he says walking towards them I nod. "For so long..." I nod again. Yours handsomely... He sits on the couch and immediately looks comfortable. He looks around the place while I just stand there not feeling in place at my own place. I should probably offer him something. He's still the man who saved me and made me feel like I was going to be okay. "Can I offer you something to drink?" "A beer would be awesome right now" I don't have beers in my place. I don't even drink them. "I only have juice wine water and uhmm Coke" He turns to look at me. "Uhmm I'll take the wine" "How are you going to get home?"-I ask him as we sip on the wine I offered. "Don't worry my ride is almost here."-he says. I've been watching him struggle with the wine I gave him. Its sweet wine and the only reason he took it I guess was because it was the only alcoholic drink in this house. All my friends drink wine. And well Hlelo is the first male to set foot in this apartment. "I would've driven myself you know and saved us all this trouble."-I say. "No...it was worth it."-He says sipping on the wine again. His phone rings and he just looks at his screen. "My ride is here."-he says. At that very moment my heart breaks a little. He's leaving! "Right...I'll walk you out."-I say placing my glass on the coffee table. He does the same and we stand up simultaneously. Cheez. We're at the door and he's busy making small talk like he's not supposed to be leaving right now. A part of me feels like he doesn't want to go...just like I don't want him to go. "So yeah..."-he says. "Yeah..."-I mumble back. Then there's an awkward silence. A very awkward silence and I want to get out of it. Now! "I guess I'll see you around"-I say hopefully "Yeah"-he say. I don't know how or when but my hands are around his neck. Hugging him tightly. I'm even on my toes. He's hugging me back...his scent intoxicating me. "Thank you for everything"-I say while still in the hug. I don't want to let go but I eventually do. His hands are still around my waist. Mine are on his shoulders. He comes closer...and closer...and his soft lips are on mine. He's kissing me...and I'm kissing him back!

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