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We break the hug and she looks at me and smiles. I smile back. "I'm having a baby. I'm going to be a mother Neleh." Lwazi.

"Yes! You deserve it friend." I say.

"I want to tell Michael... In person though. The only way to do that is to rebel so he comes back." She says.

"Huh?" I'm confused.

"I'll go to my house. He doesn't want me there. Then I'll go to work and I'm sure he'll fly down instantly." She says.

"No baby. There must be a reason he asked you not to do those things. Don't put yourself or your child in danger. I'll ask Khule to call him to come back without giving the news." I say.

  "Hmm alright good idea Neleh. Let me shower." She says.

I go back downstairs and Sphe has left with Mfundo.

"Akin said Hello." Khule tells me.

He's cleaned the kitchen and you can't tell it has ever been used even.

I just look at my clean freak and smile.


 "Look Lwazi wants to tell Michael herself... But she needs him in person." I say.

"Mike is here. He just needs everyone else to think he's in Ghana." He tells me.

"Well then she can go to him?" I ask.

"Nah I can ask him to come here. He won't say no." He says. "Okay baby." I say and go to Zendaya's room.

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I have to cook since Michael is coming here. I hope he eats

 anything. I'd ask Lwazi but I don't wanna ruin the surprise. So I just make gravy roasted chicken and pap with a Greek salad. "Mhm something smells divine!" Lwazi says coming down the stairs.

I smile and say "Glad you like it."

She sits in a chair by the counter.

"I called Michael but I didn't tell him about the baby. I don't know if I can. Not after he killed my first child." She says.

"Baby girl... Do what feels right but I hope you know he'll know soon enough." I say.

"Mhm yeah..." She says.

Khule comes downstairs and goes out the door. I think Michael's here but I don't say anything to Lwazi.

The food is ready and she helps me set the table. Good

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she doesn't notice there's one extra plate.

Just as we're doing that Khulekani comes in and Michael is behind him. His pictures didn't lie. He is hot. But he's slightly shorter than Khule so I'm happy my man is taller.

 Lwazi runs to hug him and though she's slightly taller than me she looks short when next to Michael. I must be worse since I'm the shortest in here and my man is the tallest.

They kiss and look at each other.

"I love you." He says smiling at her She doesn't say it back and just says

"You're okay. Thank God you're okay."


 She really doesn't say it back? Mhm I think my friend is scarred. He raises his eyes and sees me.

"You must be the famous Neleh." He says and smiles.

"You must be the famous Michael." I say back with a smile.

"I'm glad I'm well known." He says.

Lwazi nudges him and Khulekani comes to stand next to me. We sit on the table all four of us and we have the food with conversation.

"I hope you're enjoying the food Michael." I say.

 "It's amazing! Your friend here hardly cooks so a home cooked meal is always appreciated." He says.

"Don't make me look bad in front of my best friend!" Nolwazi. "Exactly she knows you best and she knows I'm telling the truth." Michael.

"Mxm. Sit next to her then." Nolwazi.

She takes her food and goes to sit on the couches then watches tv.

"Pssst What's up with her?" Michael whispers.

"Go to her." Khulekani replies.

I look at them and shake my head. They look like children. Michael gets up and goes to her. He kneels on the floor and takes her hand.

"What's wrong?" I hear him ask.

"You're making me look bad." She replies.

"I'm sorry baby." He kisses her hand.

"Really?" She asks.

"Yes baby." He says.

  "Then go add food for me." She replies.

He looks shocked that she's done already but he gets back to the table and dishes up more for her.

I laugh at him and he looks so worried shame.

Khule takes my hand and says let's leave them to talk. I take it and we go.

I see him sit on the coffee table and facing her while she stuffs her face with food.

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