~ Londeka ~
Him: Are you gonna open this door!?
I wiped my tears
I hold the door handle the tears streamed down. I looked up
I Opened the door
Me: I am sorry
Him: Why did you lie you us Londeka ?
Me: We are going straight there?
Him: You thought I came here to chitchat?
Me: I was drunk I was joking. I didn’t mean to!
I said walking back in leaving him at the door.
Him: You were joking? Is my mom your friend ?
Me: Man up! Why are you always mama this mama that? I was gonna tell you the truth but you and your mom made a big deal out of it. And I didn’t want to lose you. I love you
Him: You love me? Love make you lie?
Me: I am sorry Tell me did you fall in love with the idea of dating Lawson’s daughter or with me?
Him: I fell in love with you! You ar….
Me: Then why are you leaving me after you found out I wasn’t Lawson?
Him: Because you lied! I can’t be with a lair!
Me: What is your name?
Me: What is your name? We both lied here. Don’t come to my flat and shout at me
Him: Londeka I came to take my mother’s ring
Me: Tell her we are engaged! She is not getting this ring!
Him: My mother spent a lot of money for you. She wants it back
Me: Your mother is a gold digger. I am starting to think you are too. She did all those things because she thought she will be repaid
Him: I am not a gold digger ! I can’t date a maid!
I looked down.
Me: You can’t date a maid but you can make her pregnant!
Him: What are you talking about?
Me: Tell your mother you gonna be a father
Him: What? That’s not my baby!
Me: What? I have never slept with anyone in this village. I slept with you. I am pregnant with your baby
Him: No no no! You are lying. This is one of your stunts I am not falling for it! I am not going to let you trick me
I took the card. I gave him
Me: I am carrying your baby we gonna get married
He threw the card at me. He opened the door
Him: You are sick!
He shut the door in my face . I put my hands in my head
Me: He is going to marry me or I am laying charges
~ Lithakazi ~
I don’t know what I would be without my mother. If she died today I don’t think I’d be alive right now. My mother is my everything. She protects me. She provides for me she makes sure I have everything I need. If anything happened to her I don’t think I would forgive that woman. I don’t know why she is wasting her energy trying to protect her son. Qaqambile is not a teenager. He is old and he can take care of himself. I want to see the look in her face when mom and I go there to announce my pregnancy. She won’t get rid of me that easily. She will have to deal with it.
Mom: Tomorrow you should go to the clinic
Me: To do what?
It’s good to see her smile earlier she really scared me. My poor mother almost died. She was scared. I still think she shouldn’t have gone there but I can’t say that to her.
Mom: To check if you are not pregnant
Me: Don’t you think it’s early for that?
Mom: The sooner we know the better
Me: I will go tomorrow let me go buy airtime
Mom: Okay don’t take long
Me: Okay Mama
I walked out. I went to the shops. I bought my airtime. I heard someone call my name. I turned around
Just the man I wanted to see . It’s Qaqambile
Him: Is your mom okay?
Me: She will be thank you for saving her life
Him: Anyone would’ve done that I am sorry mom did that to your mo…
I shut him up with a kiss. He broke the kiss
Him: What the fuck!?
Me: I want to be more than that!
Him: Then go find someone else to give you what you want because I don’t see that happening between us. We have no future
Me: How can you know if you don’t try?
Him: You not my type your type is out there waiting for you okay
He winked and tapped my shoulder then walked away
I heard men laughing I looked behind me some boys who were smoking at the shop were laughing at me. I wiped my tears . I walked home
Me: Only Pregnancy can help me right now
~ Nomandla ~
I just finished cooking. My mother has been looking at me. This is uncomfortable. Tomorrow I have to go to the clinic and test. If I am pregnant. I am aborting this baby. I can’t have my mother looking at me like this. What will people say when my own mother looks at me like this. I can see she is judging me. I took a glance at her
Mom: ….. ?
This woman sees through me. I felt hot. I balanced on the table. I was standing dishing up . I felt more hot the room was moving. I closed my eyes then opened them. I couldn’t see.
I felt her touch my hand
Mom: Are you okay?
Me: I feel hot I think I catching flue
Mom: Go lie down. I will take it from here
I quickly went out of the kitchen. I went behind the house I threw up everything that is ate at Lawson’s house. I sat down I was breathing heavily the cold wind was doing me good. I am really hot .
~ Qaqambile ~
I am sick of this place. I am sick of these girls throwing themselves at me. I need to be single now. Londeka can be pregnant but she will never be my Queen. I will marry a smart educated girl. Lithakazi Nomandla and this Lawson wanna be can go to hell. I got home. I opened the door I didn’t close it. I went in mom came from the kitchen.
Mom: My ring
Me: She doesn’t want to give it to me ma
Me: She is Pregnant she says she won’t give me the ring because we are engaged. I don’t want her. I just got pissed and left after she told me about the pregnancy
Mom: So my R6 000 ring is paying her damages?
Mom: How do you know she is carrying your baby ?
Me: I am n….
“ who is pregnant? “ said a familiar male voice behind us. We turned around
Mom: Sanuse ?
Dad looked at me
Him: Who is pregnant?
Mom: No one Xa…….
Dad: I am not talking to you wena!