Author: Minkhenso

The Good Daughter

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SIHLE

Today I was having Xoli come over I haven't seen her since the wedding so I decided to dress up and hide the shame with make up. She arrived around noon and I had ordered her favourite food I didn't have the energy to cook..we went and sat at the patio enjoying the food and wine. I was on my third glass and I hadn't even touched the food..

Xoli: ok..talk to me

Me: what..

Xoli: what's eating you. You not my SIHLE look at yourself you so thin and now you heavy on the wine.

Me: I can't afford to gain weight I have to maintain my waist line for Mr Zulu

Xoli:mxm like when has weight ever been an issue to you. Nana talk to me what is really going on here.

Me: I don't love him Xoli I don't love him at all ever since we got married we have never been intimate. I don't want him touching me I still love my Sandile I want him

Xoli: but nana you married Nkanyezi why did you marry him. I thought you were in love from the articles I've been reading about you guys being in the Bahamas and attending events together you looked happy.

Me: I was forced into this marriage. We sleep in separate bedroom's. Those pictures you saw are just for show..am suffocating in this relationship. I can't even call Sandile because am being watched or go see him. I miss him.

Xoli: let me call him using my phone..let's move to your bedroom for privacy.

I gave her Sandiles number I still knew them by heart...it rang 4 times then he answered hearing his voice made my heart swell. I quickly grabbed the phone Xolis hands and hung up I want ready for this..


SANDILE

I was working on some car that was involved in an accident when my phone rang. I didn't recognize the number and the person hung up when I answered I wanted to put my phone in my pocket but something told me to call the person back...I redialled the numbers and it rang

Me: hello..hello anyone there

Still the line was quiet..i decided to say SIHLE name because it came to my mind at that Instant

Xoli:. Hi Sandile it's not SIHLE it's Xoli...am with SIHLE she wanted to talk to you..hold on *whispering* here talk to him am going to stand by the door and give you privacy.

SIHLE: Sandile...

My heart started beating very fast my mouth went dry I didn't think I'd ever hear her voice again. 

Me: MaGumede...why...

SIHLE: sthandwa sam forgive me. Please look I don't have much time am using Xoli phone I can't use my own phone because I'm being watched. I've never stopped loving you everyday I cry myself to sleep. I did this for your safety Sandile I couldn't have anything bad happen to you. 

Me: are you okay is he hurting you. Gosh I've been losing my mind. 

SIHLE: am okay for now*Xoli entered the room* look I have to go will talk again when it's safe bye..

She hung up before I could even tell her I loved her. I finished up my work then went to shower then drove to see Bheka he needed to explain this to me...



SIHLE

Today I was having Xoli come over I haven't seen her since the wedding so I decided to dress up and hide the shame with make up. She arrived around noon and I had ordered her favourite food I didn't have the energy to cook..we went and sat at the patio enjoying the food and wine. I was on my third glass and I hadn't even touched the food..

Xoli: ok..talk to me

Me: what..

Xoli: what's eating you. You not my SIHLE look at yourself you so thin and now you heavy on the wine.

Me: I can't afford to gain weight I have to maintain my waist line for Mr Zulu

Xoli:mxm like when has weight ever been an issue to you. Nana talk to me what is really going on here.

Me: I don't love him Xoli I don't love him at all ever since we got married we have never been intimate. I don't want him touching me I still love my Sandile I want him

Xoli: but nana you married Nkanyezi why did you marry him. I thought you were in love from the articles I've been reading about you guys being in the Bahamas and attending events together you looked happy.

Me: I was forced into this marriage. We sleep in separate bedroom's. Those pictures you saw are just for show..am suffocating in this relationship. I can't even call Sandile because am being watched or go see him. I miss him.

Xoli: let me call him using my phone..let's move to your bedroom for privacy.

I gave her Sandiles number I still knew them by heart...it rang 4 times then he answered hearing his voice made my heart swell. I quickly grabbed the phone Xolis hands and hung up I want ready for this..


SANDILE

I was working on some car that was involved in an accident when my phone rang. I didn't recognize the number and the person hung up when I answered I wanted to put my phone in my pocket but something told me to call the person back...I redialled the numbers and it rang

Me: hello..hello anyone there

Still the line was quiet..i decided to say SIHLE name because it came to my mind at that Instant

Xoli:. Hi Sandile it's not SIHLE it's Xoli...am with SIHLE she wanted to talk to you..hold on *whispering* here talk to him am going to stand by the door and give you privacy.

SIHLE: Sandile...

My heart started beating very fast my mouth went dry I didn't think I'd ever hear her voice again. 

Me: MaGumede...why...

SIHLE: sthandwa sam forgive me. Please look I don't have much time am using Xoli phone I can't use my own phone because I'm being watched. I've never stopped loving you everyday I cry myself to sleep. I did this for your safety Sandile I couldn't have anything bad happen to you. 

Me: are you okay is he hurting you. Gosh I've been losing my mind. 

SIHLE: am okay for now*Xoli entered the room* look I have to go will talk again when it's safe bye..

She hung up before I could even tell her I loved her. I finished up my work then went to shower then drove to see Bheka he needed to explain this to me...


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