She stood up yet again but this time she went to the kitchen i could hear shuffling so i assumed she was also making something to eat i then focused back to what i was watching but i was disturbed by this angelic voice i stood up and followed it and it lead me straight to the kitchen i stood by the entrance as she sang her own version of great is your mercy by Donnie McClurkin.
Luh: Great is your mercy towards me lord your love and kindness towards meeee.
Great is your mercccyyy great is your merccy
(She started softly and as she gets to great is your mercy she went to a high note)
Damn this girl can sing she then had tears in her eyes i clapped my hands for her she quickly wiped her tears and looked at me
She half smiled
Me: you should enter idols
Me:why not you have a nice voice
Luh: ngiryt (i’m okay)
Me:come on Luh i’m sure you’ll win scratch that you will win
She smiled and oh the whole world stopped for a second she had a great smile she had dimples.
Luh:i’m not interested
And like that she went back to the lounge i followed behind her and she changed the channel i let her be and we sat in silence till my parents came back.
Mom:what a surprise Babe come see who decided to come home
Me:Stop exaggerating ma
I stood up and gave her a hug she then kissed my cheek dad came and we shoulder hug
Dad:what brings you this side
Me:can’t a son visit his parents
We laughed they so dramatic but i love them
Dad:you’ve met Luh?
Me:Yes i have she’s been keeping me company
I smiled and dad looked at me intensely like he was reading me and smiled shaking his head
Mom:Luthando is now part of the family consider her your little sister.
I wasn’t disregarded by what my mom just said i’ll wife her she’s worth me changing my ways...
Wait did i...oh yes i did just say that.
Mom:uyaphapha wena (you too forward)
I laughed. Dad asked to see me in his study while Luh and mom went to cook.
I followed my dad and we sat down
Me:what is this about timer
Dad:Luh. Listen i know i said i won’t go back to my gangstar life but circumstances force me
I looked at him shocked yeah my dad was or still is a muffia but he stopped when he had the calling.
Me:who dared and messed with “Skills” Nkosi
Skills is his gangstar name
I was so confused maybe they have a personal vendetta
He poured a class of Jameson for himself
Me:kodwa baba kanjani lentombazane ingisanganisa ingqondo (but dad how this girl is driving me crazy)
Dad:maybe she’s the one you’ve been dreaming about son
I looked at him
Dad:angazi (i don’t know)
He gulped down his drink shrugging his shoulders i hate it when he does this he’ll give you a hint then drop you.
Me:so you want me to keep a close eye on her
Dad:phela ungamnamatheli njengo shingami (don’t stick to her like gum)
I laughed my dad though
Me:okay. Manje what does she do
Dad:i’m still trying to find her a school
Me:how old is she
Dad:ngathi usubuza imibuzo eminingi manje i(you starting to ask a lot of questions now)
Me:oh well i’ll ask her
Dad: since when are you interested in knowing a girl wena
Me:since i saw a african Beyonce
Dad:good luck she seems like a tough cookie
Me: i’ll use my Nkosi charms
He chuckled and patted my shoulder while saying..
Dad:like i said goodluck Scelo
And like that he walked out doing that grootman walk that walk yama razo my dad is a sly fox i tell and i look up to him. I laughed following behind him and went to watch soccer in the lounge having a few beers my dad is very chilled but mess with him yho hell will freeze.
Dad:when last did you speak to your brothers
Well i have 2 brother Sbonelo being the first born who’s in America i haven’t seen him in a year and Smiso who’s in varsity in Wits whom i speak to almost everyday his doing his first year in Business management.
Me: i last spoke to Smiso yesterday and Sbonelo it’s been a while
Dad:Sbonelo will learn the hard way i’m telling you let him be but he’ll regret ever living.
There’s more to this i know but he won’t tell me. I always listen to my dad even though sometimes i might not agree with some of the things he says but i know better then to not listen this one time he told Smiso not go to a party but he sneaked out and he was in hospital for 2 weeks and from there on he started listening my dad doesn’t control our lives but when he speaks you must listen or you’ll regret it. Later mom and Luh served supper i won’t lie i kept looking at Luh she was just too pretty if you know Steph Curry’s wife then you’ll understand the type of beauty i’m talking about. We ate while having a general conversation mom asking me about work i then helped Luh with washing the dishes after we were done eating i was rinsing while she was washing them.
Me:how old are you
Luh:how old are you
Me:turning 23 in August
Luh:you not that old
Me:you thought i was old
I looked her with a raised eyebrow
Luh:you look old suke wayibuka esibukweni (have you looked at yourself in the mirror)
She giggled and that was music to my ears
Me:mina old never!
After washing the dishes i then said my goodbyes and went back to my house i think i’ll be visiting my parents house more often. I got to my house and immediately my bed was calling me i changed then slept with a smile on my face thanx to Luthando.
Ah Scelo your dad tho "ungamnamatheli njenoshingama" lol #BraSkills