~ Qaqambile ~
It looks like dad get along with Londeka. I left them and headed to the kitchen to check if mom is okay. She was crying. I don’t know what is wrong with her. I can’t believe dad went and bought those things without speaking to me. I fail to understand this man.
Me: Mom are you okay?
She stood up wiping her tears. She walked to the pots she opened the first one and hit the lid on the pot. She went to another and did the same thing.
Me: Mom can I see your nail?
Her: What nail? My nails are short!
She looked at me
Mom: I can’t believe you agreed to marry her!
Me: I had no choice. Do you want me to quit school?
She opened the fourth pot then closed it
Me: That was the only choice I had
Mom: Have you ever heard of condoms ?
Me: It’s done mom! You can’t lecture me about that now!
Mom: I don’t know when is your father leaving! But I promise you one thing. You deserve a hiding!
“ I am transferred to Mthatha you know what that means right? “ said dad coming in
Mom: You are back for good?
Dad kissed my mom’s cheek
Him: Yes sweetheart I will travel to Mthatha every morning. Isn’t that great?
I looked at mom
Mom: I guess it is
Dad: I am proud of you son. I hope your mother is too
Dad walked out
~ Nomandla ~
Me: Mom Lithakazi is so confident that Qaqambile is gonna marry her
Mom: She said that?
Me: Yes she said she is going to be his wife soon
Mom: Maybe after finding out the truth about that girl. They decided to give her a try
Me: Good luck to her
Mom: Are you okay about this?
Me: Yes I am no longer with him
Mom: I don’t understand you children of today. She is your friend what is she doing with your ex?
Me: I don’t know mom let me go to my room
She clapped once. I walked out. Opened the door “ Nomandla “ said a familiar voice behind me. I turned around
Me: Qaqambile what do you want here?
Him: I need to speak to you please!
Me: I have nothing to say to you!
I walked in. I attempted to close the door. He blocked it
Him: Just two minutes!
I opened the door
Him: Please talk to Londeka for me?
Me: Is this about my work?
Him: It’s about me i…..
Me: Londeka and I don’t talk about our personal stuff. We talk about dishes! Coffee cleanin…
Him: This is not a joke!
Me: Who is laughing?
He breath in and out. I folded my arms. He walked around the room.
Him: I would rather be married to you than to tha
Me: Wait! Don’t you dare involve me in your mess! I don’t want you! I don’t like your mother she doesn’t like me! And I feel sorry for whoever you gonna marry because she will be marrying a mama’s boy who will be following whatever his mother tells him!
Qaqambile: I didn’t come here to be insulted
Me: You came for help you are not getting it from me. You are sleeping with my friend and my colleague now you come here for advice?
He walked to the door. He opened it.
Me: Londeka is a beautiful girl. Congratulations
He slammed the door behind him
~ Lithakazi ~
I am on my way to Nomandla. I want her to borrow me some money. I am going to the clinic tomorrow. I saw Qaqambile coming out of her room.
So they are still sleeping together!? That bitch is always acting like she is God. She is a slut!
Me: Are you sleeping with her?
Me: Nomandla! I saw you coming out of her room
Him: Not everyone is like you. She doesn’t throw herself to men.we are not dating she doesn’t sleep with people she is not with I can’t say the same about you though
He walked away
I clicked my Tongue. I walked to her home. I knocked once. The door opened
Nomandla: Qaqambile I said no……..oh it’s you
Me: What did he want?
Nomandla: It doesn’t concern you!
Me: You are sleeping with him!
Nomandla: I would never sleep with him even if I wanted to
Me: Why is that?
Her: He slept with you you are my friend well…..
She said down
Nomandla: I thought you were!
Nomandla: I don’t sleep with people who sleep with my friends
Me: What did he want then?
Her: He asked me to talk to Londeka for him
I sat down I looked at her
Me: About what?
Her: He doesn’t want to marry her I guess his dad is forcing him to
I stood up this can’t happen. He can’t marry her
Me: He can’t marry her!
Nomandla: I thought you were soon to be his wife?
Me: That’s how it suppose to be!
Nomandla’s phone rang
Nomandla: It’s her please don’t speak
Londeka: Tomorrow I will be Mrs Xaba!
Londeka: After this dinner we are about to have. I will wear makoti clothes !
Londeka: thanks and Later!
Nomandla looked at me
Nomandla: It looks like you will be the second wife
Me: Please help Qaqambile
Her: I told him I can’t
Nomandla: She is carrying his baby she deserves to be his wife!
Me: What about me! I am your friend!
Nomandla: Friendship didn’t stop you from sleeping with my ex! Don’t play that card with me. Go fix your mess
Nomandla: Right!? L
Me: Yes! Of course he loves me!
Nomandla: You will find a way to get back together. You don’t need my help
Me: You are useless!
I walked out. She slammed the door. I wish I knew how to send lightening! I swear I would start with her then that Londeka!. I can’t poison Nomandla ! I know she would never eat my food. Mom’s witchcraft is weak. She only has poison. Not everyone want to eat our food.
~ Narrated ~
At Xaba’s house. We see Nomboniso walking around in the kitchen with an aromat container in her hand everyone is sitting in the dining table waiting for the food. She dished up on the kitchen table after that. She picked up her phone. She dialled a number
Lithakazi arrives at home she finds her mother sitting down with her phone in her hand. She was waiting for the update from Mrs Xaba
Nozazi stood up she went to the window. She opened the curtains. She looked at Mrs Xaba’s house.
Nozazi: Amagqobhoka ayitya nini dinner?
Lithakazi walked to her mother she also looked at Xaba’s house
Lithakazi: Rich people eat at six mom
Nozazi looked at Lithakazi
Nozazi: I would be hungry by 9pm
Lithakazi: Hihihi Me too mama
Nozazi looked at her phone
Nozazi: It’s almost time
She was pacing up and down hitting her head with her cellphone. She looked curious nervous and worried
Lithakazi: Anything can happen tonight you know that right?
Nozazi: Tell me something I don’t know
Lithakazi: We should murder Nomandla
Nozazi looked at her daughter then on thin air shaking her head in disbelief
Nozazi: You think I never tried?
Lithakazi: You have?
Nozazi: That girl is strong. She doesn’t like everyone. It’s not easy to send things to her
Lithakazi looked disappointed she sat down
Lithakazi: Londeka is going to be their daughter in law after dinner
Nozazi: How do you know that!?
Lithakazi: She call……
Nozazi’s phone rang. Lithakazi jumped up
Lithakazi: Who is it?
Nozazi: It’s her
Nomboniso: Answer! Answer!
She was walking around the kitchen waiting for Nozazi to pick up the phone.
Nozazi: Is it done ?
Nomboniso: No! I need instructions!
Nozazi: What is that?
Nomboniso looked around then focused on the phone
Nomboniso: Lisetyenziswa njani!!!
Nozazi: Oh! Just pour it in her plate!
Nomboniso: All of it!?
Nozazi: Half of it in case you mess up!
Nomboniso lowered her phone. She looked in the living room. She was watching her husband son and soon to be daughter in law talking and laughing
Nomboniso: It’s now or never!
She put four plates in a tray. She poured the poison in Londeka’s plate. She breath in and out
She wiped her tears
Nomboniso: This is it!
She walked to the living room she headed to the dinning table.
Nomboniso: Dinner is ready
Nomboniso: Yes honey
She started giving them their plates
~ Londeka ~
This woman is focusing on my plate. She looks nervous. Nomandla’s words played in my head . “ Be careful. That woman will never accept you. You are a maid! “ I felt a tear. I quickly wiped it
Tata: We usually dish here on the dinning table what changed?
He said digging in
Nomboniso: I wanted us to see each other when we talk we have a new addiction to the family besides Bringing everything here gives me a lot of work
Tata: You are right my wife
Tata looked at me
Him: Your food is getting cold my daughter is law
I can’t eat this food . I put my hand on my mouth pretending to be holding back vomit
Tata: Are you okay?
Me: My baby don’t like some type of food tata
Nomboniso gave me intimidating look
Nomboniso: Try it darling it’s delicious
Tata: my wife is a good cook
Me: No it will come up let me just drink water
Tata: More food for me then
He took my plate Nomboniso jumped up Nomboniso: I am thirsty
She reached for the juice she slapped the plate it fell on the floor and broke
Tata: What are you doing?
Nomboniso ran to the broken plate
Her: Sorry baby I was taking juice. There’s more food in the kitchen I will dish for you when you are done with this one!
Nomboniso: I am so clumsy hihihi :
She looked at me
Me: …….. ?
This woman wanted to kill me!
Tata: You are missing out makoti
Me: Hihihi it’s okay Tata