Author: Ntobeh Mthembu

Forced love

Chapter 8

Insert 8


TRUDY


I finished setting the table and he finally swallowed his pride and came down I was humming Westlife's unbreakable...

Him: This love is unbreakable

It's unmistakable

Each time I look in your eyes

I know why

This love is untouchable

I feel that my heart just can't deny

Each time you whisper my name

Oh baby I know why


Us: This love is unbreakable

Through fire and flame

When all this over

Our love still remains


Me: Stop it call please call the boys so we will eat

Him: Aw mama besesikuvuthondaba 

Me: Don't worry I'll call them

I tried to go pass him and we blocked each others way  I shiftedto the right he did so too I shifted to the left he did so too

Him: Sorry I'll call the boys

Me: Thanks

Him: I'm sorry I led you on

Silence...

Him: I can see what you wish right now you wanna be with me and you believe that we might be in love

Me: I'm sorry I shouldn't have said what I said earlier

Him: You were being honest there is nothing wrong with that the only problem is that one of us might get hurt...I'm single for a damn good reason and being with someone right now would be...I don't know

Me: So because I'm married with two kids I'm not good enough for you?

Him: Lulama you are my best friend's wife!

Me: Your best friend led me straight to your arm! You said it yourself that he wants you to take care of me even if it means involving with me! 

Him: Trudy this is serious! Don't use your emotions take your time to think it through. Something must be done before you give up your marriage what about your kids? Most especially what about Kwandile? That boy needs you more than his father! Don't let lust control you Trudy this might not be love but lust. I told you the truth because I care about all of you guys. I don't want to wake up one day and realise that I destroyed my best friend's marriage. Maybe he needs serious help! This can't be Lunga mayb...

Me: Shut up

I said politely

Him: What I mean is...

Me: I said shut up!!!

Him: Woman! This is my house! I can speak whenever I want to speak and no one will tell me to shut up! The only one who has to shut the fuck up here is you! Damn it Trudy I'm trying to help here!

Me: I'll call on the boys

I passed him and went to call the boys... We gathered around the dining table and ate...it was very awkward for me I just wish I stayed home if I stayed home with my kids I wouldn't be arguing with a stranger I just knew two minutes ago and discovered that he was sent by my very own husband to twist me. I wouldn't be under so much stress.

Me: Boys finish up we have to be home before 20:00

KK: But mah you said we will sleep over!

Me: I changed my mind boy

KD: Uncle Theo please talk to her

Theo: Don't worry my boy no one is leaving

Me: They're going to school tomorrow

Theo: I'll drive them and don't try to make up a uniform story cause you were planning to sleep over surely you have everything you need

I kept quiet as the boys were celebrating the good news we finished eating and I cleared the table


Theo: Gents! It's Monday tomorrow so let me tuck you in 

He held both their hands and they walked up the stairs

KD: Night Mommy

Me: Night baby

KK: Love you mom

Me: Love you too 


I went to the kitchen and started washing the dishes I regret coming here with all my heart. What was I thinking kodwa? My parents could kill me if they heard that I'm spending a night at another man's house especially Lunga's friend...

Theo: There is a reason why we have a dish washer

Silence...

Theo: I understand what you've been going through after your marriage I regret coming here with all my heart. What was I thinking kodwa? My parents could kill me if they heard that I'm spending a night at another man's house especially Lunga's friend...

Theo: There is a reason why we have a dish washer

Silence...

Theo: I understand what you've been going through after your marriage but I asure you your man loves you

Me: What do you know

Theo: I may not know it all but I would thank the Lord everyday if he could give me a wife like you who would raise my children with so much love and keep my home warm...

My back was facing him as I was washing on the sink I heard him coming closer one tear fell. How I wish this could be Lunga how I wish at least Theo can hold me and wet me with lot of comfort kisses how I wish he would whisper in my ears and tell me everything will be okay... He stood next to me leaned on the kitchen counter

Theo: I can give you everything you want but I'm scared Lulama I don't want any of us to get hurt..No Lulu don't cry

He hugged me from the side

Theo: It's okay I'm here don't cry Nana you hurting my feelings

I busted... I couldn't keep myself together anymore

Theo: Come you need to relax I'll do the dishes

He held me and we went to the lounge. We sat on the couch and I cried on his shoulder... I might have cried until I dozed off because I was woken by wet kisses on  my forehead...


Theo: Wake up angel you need to go to bed I would have lifted you but I'm not sure if you would be comfortable with that.

Me: What is the time? 

Theo: 00:15

Me: It's late why you never went to bed?

Theo: And leave you here all alone? Never

Me: I'm not a baby

Theo: I don't trust you you were crying yourself to death before you slept who knows what you can do to yourself?

Me: You exaggerating

I tried to sit up straight but he pressed me down as I was laying on his thighs

Me: Umh...

I couldn't say what I wanted to say he stole a kiss. I was still astonished by his action as he did it again he stared deep in my eyes and I could tell he was imagining the things he would do to me...he leaned on my lips again this time he went on deep kissing them... I wanted to kiss him back but I couldn't...I jumped and excused myself

Me: Umh I need the loo

Him: I didn't think you would pee on your pants because of me

He gave me the I got you look

I excused myself and went to one of the bathrooms downstairs.

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