Philani decided to drive me home on Tuesday Although he couldn't stay he insisted on driving us since apparently pregnant women aren't allowed to drive. I decided to take Theo with me. Five days without him will drive me nuts.
I woke up when I heard the door open and my aunt Norah walked in with breakfast she is my dads younger sister. I sat up on the bed and she sat next to me and handed me the breakfast.
Norah: "Hi babygirl did you sleep okay?" I smiled.
Me: "I did thank you although the pampering is sweet it's not really necessary." She laughs and moves to sit with her head on the headboard like me.
Norah: "Of course it is. We never got a chance to spoil you when you were little so now we are going to make up for it."
Me: "Thank you."
Norah: "No need to thank me."
Me: "So where is Theo last time I checked he was sleeping next to me next thing he is nowhere to be found." She laughed out loud.
Norah: "That one is being paraded all over the community by Siyanda. She thinks he is a toy but he seems to be enjoying it."
We sat on the bed as she told me all the latest gossip. She is really funny. When I was done eating she took the tray to the kitchen and I decided to take a shower before joining everyone. When I was done I decided to call Gugu to find out if she told her principal that she has to come home they have extra classes during the first half of the holidays and she decided to join them. I think it's less about the classes and more about her squad. They seem tight.
Her phone went straight to voicemail so I decided to call Philani. His phone went unanswered so I decided to call the office. His PA answered and put me through to him.
Philani: "Hi wifey miss me already?"
Me: "I do come back." He laughed.
Philani: "I will be there tomorrow." Tomorrow is Thursday I thought they were coming on Friday.
Me: "What happened to Friday?"
Philani: "Friday is too far I miss you."
Me: "You know for someone who was ready to pay me off you really do this husbanding thing very well. I am impressed." He laughs.
Philani: "Well that's because you wife very well. So what's happening wheres my boy?"
Me: "Winning hearts all over the community. Listen can you please try and call Gugu i have been trying to call her but her phone keeps going straight to voicemail. I am getting worried."
Philani: "Relax I will call her school I am sure she is just busy with school work."
Me: "Thank you. I love you."
Philani: "I love you too I have to go okay my next meeting is in two minutes. I will call you later about Gugu."
Me: "Ok. Bye." I hung up.
I got dressed and went to the kitchen but there was no one I looked around the house and I was alone. I went back to the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea. I sat down at the table sipping on the hot beverage since it was a bit chilly outside. Aunt Norah came in and took me to the outside kitchen which had a blazing hot coal stove. Siyanda and Theo were back from their little trip.
I sat down and Theo crawled to me and I picked him up. Siyanda put her hands in her pockets and put some notes on the table in front of me. I looked at her waiting for an explanation.
Siyanda: "That is Theo's money to buy sweets."
Me: "Where did it come from?"
Siyanda: "From most of the people we met. He is way too cute for his own good and people love cute babies." We all laughed. There was almost four hundred rand on the table. "Oh and even gogo Sigwane gave him the two hundred." I was busy smiling I didn't notice the mood went from ten to zero real quick.
Gogo: "Why would you let that woman anywhere near my grandbaby?" Ok I am confused. What is going on right now? As i was busy trying to digest that aunt Norah just took the two hundred rand note and opened the stove before throwing it inside and letting it burn.
I was in so much shock i didnt know what to think. Aunt Norah clicked her tongue and took the rest of the money and threw it in the fire too. Siyanda and I looked at each other in shock I mean I have never in my life thought of ever burning money not even the old one cent coins. Siyanda just clapped her hands once and walked out.
Me: "Ok what was that about?"
Gogo: "Nothing for you to worry about dear but whatever happens stay away from that woman she is Satans twin sister." Ok.
I decide to let go of whatever this is and just enjoy myself.
After Lando's call I went into my meeting a bit distracted. Gugu never switches her phone off no matter what. She is supposed to come back tomorrow so we can drive down together. I tried calling her but I got her voicemail too.
After the meeting I decided to call the school to find out what happened and where she might be. The Secretary put me through to the principal's office.
Principal: "Mr Biyela what can I do for you?"
Me: "Hi I am trying to get a hold of Gugu but her phone is off it's been off for a while now do you perhaps know where she might be?"
Principal: "Oh Gugu left already her uncle came to pick her up."
Me: "I am sorry what uncle?"
Principal: "A man came here looking for her I asked Gugu if she knows the man and she said yes it's her uncle. He said her mother was not feeling well so she had to go with him."
Me: "And when did all this happen?"
Principal: "Yesterday afternoon."
Me: "I know you have security cameras so please send me a picture of the man ASAP we will come back to why you allowed a child to go with a stranger when you have the names of her guardians. For now I need to find her so please send me that photo as in yesterday."
Principal: "Mr Biyela I.............. "
Me: "I need that photo Now!" I hung up.
I dont know any of Gugu's uncles but I know not a single one of them knows where she goes to school so how did that man get to her? I decided to cancel the rest of my meetings and go to the lounge. Hopefully by the time I get there I will have a photo of this uncle so Sbu can run his face through the face recognition system he uses.
I get into my car and drive off. I cant tell Lando about Gugu because she will be worried sick and I cant have her stressing herself