CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 2

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It does not matter what people say you know. The shack I live in with my sisters and brothers is just way to small and cold and when its raining its a problem. I have to make this three thousand a month work on finishing the house I am building for us. Its going to be grate because it is big 4 bedroom the only big bedroom is mine the rest are small. My bedroom will be joint with that of the twins since the twins will share. Kitchen living room and toilet shower with a joining bathtub and toilet. I know what I want is too much but I am just tired if raising the kids in such a poor environment. I just want my family to have the best. I finished bathing I walked to Mr Mogale's house. It's a bit far by foot so I left early. On my way there Zola parked in front of me. 

Zola: and where are you going?

Me: uhmmm I am going to see the twins.

He gave me the eye he could see I was lying.

Zola: get in

Me: but...

He opened my door while he was inside the car

I got in without hesitation.

The grate thing about Mr Mogale's house is that it's neighbouring with his day care center.

So when he drops me there I'll just get in and use the neighboring gate to go to his house.

Zola: I thought the twins come back home everyday.

Me: uuhmm things are different now.. I need to study.

Zola: I understand. But what I don't understand is that its late on a Monday and you are going to see the twins.

I just kept quite looking down

Zola: please don't tell me your sleeping with that idiot.

I looked at him quickly

Me: no!... No!...

He parked on the side of the road and started hitting the steering wheel.

Zola: how can you be so stupid Lehlogonolo? Haaah what's wrong with you? You know how stupid that man is.

Me: I have to do it.... 

I was crying

He got out and started pacing up and down.

I got out of the car.

Zola: you are becoming just like her.

I knew where this was going and we always fight when he starts comparing me to my mother 

Me: don't don't you ever compare me with my mother!

Zola: why? Because its the truth? Does it hurt when I tell you? You can't even see it your own sister is following in your foot steps. How do you expect her to listen to you when you keep doing the same things your mother did? You keep saying your mother was a hore and you hate her for leaving you with her mess. And yet you are doing the same things she did you are living in your mother's shadow Hlogi and you can't even see it. 

I was now in tears. I kneeled down on the ground and started wailing. He came to my side and hugged me tight. 

After a while he got me inside the car and he drove to his place. He got out and we went to his house and we went to his bedroom and I just laid in bed and slept.

Next morning I was woken up by Zola telling me that I need to bath and go to school. Its only now I realised I slept at his crib. I went to his ensuit and took a shower.

I know my way around the house because I used to visit him a lot. After taking a shower I saw my school uniform on the bed. I went and looked at it and it was my school uniform not new. 

He got in just as I was about to look for a body lotion.

Me: uhmmm where did you get this?

Zola: from your house

Me: how did you... You know what never mind.... But haaaiii man did you break into my house?

Zola: no I got the keys from your sidebag. Now hurry up I am tired I want to sleep.

I gave him "that look"

Zola: I was busy

Me: a heist?

Zola: no!

Me: inumber number?

Zola: tell me when your done?

He left the bedroom with the look that says.. "No further questions"

I put lotion on my body and wore my clothes and went to the living room. I just sat there waiting for him. After a while he got out of the study with an older man. That man couldn't stop staring at me and I could swear I have seen him before he looked very familiar.

Zola: uhmmm babe this is my father

Did he just call me babe

I nodded still trying to capture his face as to where I have seen him.

Zola: and dad this is my future girlfriend/ fiance/ wife/ mother of my kids. That's only if she stops acting like her mother ofcourse 

I swear right then and there my heart just dropped

Zdad: you chose well my son.

He came and hugged me and then he left.

Me: are you crazy

Zola: let's go I want to sleep..

I heard a baby cry.. The cry felt fimilar then the was another fimilar one. I put my school bag down and ran to the direction of the cries.

Zola was calling for me but I ignored him and went to the study. The same study he came out of with his dad. And indeed my siblings where crying.. There was one nanny and and Ms Zulu. I just went to them and held Mahlatse first.

Zola came rushing

Zola: Hlogi please its not what you think

Me: yaah? That's why you are tired right? You stole my siblings.

Ms: ooh No No. Baby

then the was another fimilar one. I put my school bag down and ran to the direction of the cries.

Zola was calling for me but I ignored him and went to the study. The same study he came out of with his dad. And indeed my siblings where crying.. There was one nanny and and Ms Zulu. I just went to them and held Mahlatse first.

Zola came rushing

Zola: Hlogi please its not what you think

Me: yaah? That's why you are tired right? You stole my siblings.

Ms: ooh No No. Baby Mr Mogale was murdered last night and the day care is closed for now so I had to bring them but Zola suggested we come here.

I sighed because I knew this has Zola all over it.

Ms Zulu took Mahlatse saying she wants to bath them and feed them and I need to go to school. Zola grabbed my hand and we headed to his car with him taking my bag. We drove in silence until we got to school. He parked outside and locked the doors. So that I don't leave

It was still early so I knew this was going to be one complicated argument .

Me: you didn't have to kill him.

Zola: he was stubborn.

Me: your not even going to deny it.

Zola: why should I? You know the kind of person I am so there's no point in playing innocent.

Me: why?! Why did you kill him Zola?.

Zola: he didn't listen and I hate people who don't listen. 

I just shook my head 

Zola: and oooh while we are on the conversation I expect you to dump that Maputla.

Me: you know I can't do that. Maputla is not Mogale he is a very dangerous man.

He sighed frustrated 

Zola: find a way.. do something Hlogo

Me: and die in the process? Or my siblings die or suffer. I don't think so what am I going to do then?

Zola: stop worrying.

Me: you can't keep killing people for me Zola its not right and you know you can't just Kill Maputla his way over you league 

Zola: uhmmm... you know what? Since you enjoy your play time with Maputla.  Well I guess I will just let you be.

He unlocked the doors

Zola: go to school I am tired I want to sleep.

I just got out and he drove off. Eish Zola is really annoying. I know he wants to help me but what if I officially date him and we end up breaking up. What then what will happen. And Maputla is a very dangerous man he will make my life a living hell if I even dare cross him. He had been there since my mother died. He helped me a lot. So breaking up with a man like that means killing all my siblings and Zola is like an insect to a man like Maputla. Eish life neeeh.


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