Author: Thulaganyo Malete

A FLAT OF LOVE

~Our love then friends~

Kelebogile held Kagiso's hand and strolled through the park with nicely cut green grass with a pavement dissecting throughand tall plantation of trees with greenfresh leaves. They were what everyone would call a "cute" couple. For 4 months they have been dating andthough the were minor bumpsthey still stood strong together. "Baby I have to go and meet the boys.I will see you later"he softly kissed her on her right cheek. "Do you really have to go now?"she held on to his hand and pulled him close as she stared at him with puppy eyes. "Yes baby.Don't worry I will come back."He then kissed her on her lips.Off she watched her man walk until he disappeared. 


She went to the flatthat was three streets awaythey both shared. The flat wasn't that big or fancyjust 2 bedrooms with a sitting roomsmall kitchen and a bathroom. She arrived and closed the door behind her then went to lay down on the sofa.

After what seems like a short napshe gets woken up by a someone banging on the door."OKAY MAN I'M COMING.STOP BREAKING THE DOOR!" she yelled as she was rushing towards the door. She opened the door and her friends came in"FRIEND YOU WON'T BELIVE WHAT WE SAW YOUR MAN DOING!." 

"YES FRIEND. YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU BUT THAT MAN IS A PIECE OF TRASH" Kelebogile stared at her two friends in confusion as she still stood by the door.

"Oreneile and Omphile what the hell are you on and why are you yelling?

"FRIEND YOU WON'T BELIVE WHAT WE SAW YOUR MAN DOING!." 

"YES FRIEND. YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU BUT THAT MAN IS A PIECE OF TRASH" Kelebogile stared at her two friends in confusion as she still stood by the door.

"Oreneile and Omphile what the hell are you on and why are you yelling?" she asked.

"Your man is cheating on you..."

"Its true. We saw him at the mall kissing another girl and holding her bag..."

Kelebogile then gave her friends hand gesture to come in. After they came inshe closed the door.

"You should have seen them. They were comfortable with each other"

Omphile mentioned as they all headed to the sitting room. Kelebogile couldn't believe what she was hearing. She knew that their relationship had just started recently but she trusted him with all her heart. They had been friends for 8 months before they datedso out of 12 months they have spent togetherit was enough to gain his trust. She also knew that Omphile and Oreneile would never lie to her. They had been friends since primary and now that they are women in their mid-twentiesthey were like sisters tied by trust ribbon.

She waited for him with anger. After a couple of hoursthe sun was few hours away from dawn and Karabo came home. He opened the doorcame in and found three musketeers who were waiting to attack."Where have you been?"Kelebogile began

"I was with the boys.I told you"

"LIAR!WE SAW YOU AT THE MALL WALKING WITH A WOMAN!" Omphile shouted

"WHAT?!...I NEVER DID THAT!"

"Lies...you...are...cheating...I'm out" she paused in between to catch a breath as she was crying and went to the bedroom to pack her bags.

"Wait!...Let me show you that it wasn't me." he put out his hand in front of Kelebogile to stop her and reached his phone on his pocket to text.

His phone beebed after 5 minutes and asked everyone to sit and wait 30 minutes.

They sat through the tense atmosphere and within 30 minutesthe was a knock on the door. Karabo stood up to open the door.

"Is this me you saw at the mall today?" He asked as he pointed at a male figure who was dressed in jeansbootshat and a leather jacket. He came in and took off his hat

"Wait what?...you have a twin?!" a surprised Kelebogile asked and walked towards them.

"Yes. My brother sent me a message and I had to come clear the air and save his relationship. My name is Potso by the way" he said as he reached out his for a handshake. They shock hands and she turned her attention to Karabo.

"How come I know this now?"

"I don't know. Honestly I thought you knew" he shredded

"Whateverbut I'm sorry I accused you of cheating baby" she apologized crying as she hugged him. He hugged her back"its okay. Just know that I meant it. I would never cheat on you. I love you so much"he said as he kissed her on the forehead. A moment of rose petals falling out the sky it was.

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