ECHOES OF LONELINESS
Part 17 – Life Saver
[A Day Later]
I got a phone call from Ayanda. I am always happy to hear from her. Truly speaking, I’ve been waiting for her call for so long.
I gladly answered the call.
Me: Hey madam UK
Ayanda: (Giggles) How are you?
Me: I am good thanks and you?
Ayanda: I am fine thanks. Guess what?
Me: Tell me
Ayanda: Can you talk now?
Me: Yes, I can
Ayanda: Okay. I told my parents everything and they are willing to help you
Me: (Smiles) Really?
Ayanda: Yes, babe
Me: Thank you so much
Ayanda: You are welcome
Me: So what exactly are they going to do?
Ayanda: They’ll tell the cops everything
Me: That’s not a good idea. The cops are working with these people
Ayanda: Listen to me, my father is a friend with this other police man from UK. He’ll tell him everything
Me: Uhh… Uhm… Can he be trusted?
Ayanda: I think so
Me: I have a bad feeling about him, I don’t know why
Ayanda: You are just worried, that’s all
Me: Do you think so?
Me: Can I ask you a question?
Me: What if Joseph knows… uhm… What’s his name?
Ayanda: My father’s friend?
Me: Yes. What’s his name?
Me: Yes, what if Joseph knows Thomas?
Ayanda: I don’t think they know one another. What makes you think that they know one another?
Me: I don’t know. I mean these people knows many people. They are connected
Ayanda: Ask Joseph if he knows Thomas
Me: Are you foolish?
Ayanda: Why do you say that?
Me: Do you want me to make him suspect me?
Ayanda: Uhm… Well… You are right, I am sorry
Me: I’ll have to win his trust
Me: Don’t worry
Ayanda: What are you up to, Wame?
Ayanda: Are you sure?
Me: Very sure
Ayanda: Okay, fine then
Me: Please ask your father not to tell the cops anything. If he tells the cops everything, I’ll be doomed. Do you know that everything will point back at me?
Me: Ayanda, Joseph told me that he didn’t buy me a phone just so I can destroy him. He told me that he’ll kill me if…
Ayanda: What exactly is going on between the two of you?
Ayanda: So why would he buy you a phone?
Me: You are asking me many unimportant questions. Let’s talk about the reason why you called, madam life saver
Ayanda: I’ll ask father to speak to the social workers. They’ll be able to do something, right?
Me: That’s true
Ayanda: So don’t worry, everything is going to be fine
Ayanda: Thank you. I sent you some money like days back
Me: Did you?
Me: Oh, well I am not using my old number so I didn’t notice. Thanks babe but you don’t have to keep on giving me money
Ayanda: Why not?
Me: Rita may be evil but there’s everything we need here and I still have some money saved
Me: Yes, honey
Ayanda: Okay then, if you say so
Me: Thanks for everything
Ayanda: You are welcome
Me: Guess what?
Ayanda: Please tell me
Me: Waro is growing up. She talks too much nowadays. Sometimes she doesn’t make sense or she’s not clear but you know that I’ve always understood everything she says
Ayanda: (Giggles) Really?
Ayanda: That’s really sweet
Me: Yes, it’s not sweet
Ayanda: Why not? Aren’t you happy that she’s growing up?
Me: No. She started asking about our parents. What do I tell her?
Ayanda: Oh my God. That’s huge
Me: I know hey
Ayanda: I am sorry babe
Me: It’s fine, it’s going to be okay. Look, I have to go. We’ll talk soon
Ayanda: Okay dear. Love you lots
Me: (Smiles) Love you too. Bye
Ayanda: Bye. Please greet Waro for me
I hung up, deleted received calls and dialled history. I always do this so that I don’t get caught. Ayanda’s number is not even saved, I just know it, I had to know it.
I switched off the phone and hid it. I then left my bedroom.
I actually haven’t seen Rita since yesterday. Joseph never went home. Well he’s got a bedroom and an office around here just like Rita.
As I was chilling outside, Warona came to me. I made her sit on my laps and just looked at her. She smiled at me and kissed me. God, I really love this girl. We played together and had fun.
Michaela came to us.
Me: Hey babe
Michaela: Hey. You two look happy
Me: Truly speaking, my sister makes me happy
Michaela: You are such an amazing person, Wame
Me: I try hey
Michaela: I love how you love your sister
Me: (Smiles) Thanks
Michaela: You inspire me
Me: But you also love your sister
Michaela: Truly speaking, I am not like you. Sometimes I feel like just telling Rita to take Kate far away from me. I also get tired, Wame
Me: Hey, don’t say that. You are amazing but please don’t ever give up
Me: Let’s talk about this later only when it’s just you and me
Michaela: Okay, no problem. Please tell me, have you heard from your friend?
Me: Help is on the way
Michaela: (Smiles) Really?
Michaela: Wow, I am so happy
Me: Me too
Michaela: Your friend is a life saver
Me: You can say that again
Michaela: I can’t wait to be free
Me: Me too, babe. I really want everyone to be happy
Michaela: Do not worry, one day is one day. Oh damn, I forgot to tell you that Joseph is calling you
Me: Where is he?
Michaela: His bedroom
Me: Oh. Where’s Rita?
Michaela: I don’t know. What happened yesterday?
Me: Life happened
Me: Her husband does not want anything to do with her
Michaela: But why?
Me: Why are you asking me? I don’t know anything
Michaela: If you say so then
Me: Do you doubt me?
Michaela: I didn’t say that
Me: Okay. Let me go to Joseph. Please take care of my sister
Michaela: Okay dear
I kissed Warona and went to Joseph’s bedroom.
Truly speaking, I trust Ayanda. I believe that help is on the way. The Samuels will go down very soon and I am so excited.
Part 18 – Pain And Pleasure
When I got to Joseph’s room I sat down next to him. He got up and locked the door.
“Why is he locking the door?”, I asked myself. I was feeling very scared now. Does he want to sleep with me? What’s the rush and why here?
He opened this other huge, beautiful box and got hold of a gun. He then sat down next to me and smiled.
Me: Uhm… What’s going on, Joseph?
Joseph: Do you see this gun?
Joseph: Do you want to die?
Joseph: Then stop what you are doing
Me: I don’t understand
Joseph: Do you see a fool when looking at me?
Joseph: Then stop what you are doing
What is he on about? I am honestly lost.
Me: Joseph, I am really lost
Joseph: (Giggles) You look so beautiful
Me: You are so weird, Joseph
Joseph: (Smiles) I know
He got up and put away the gun. He then came closer and kissed me.
Me: Joseph, please stop it
Joseph: Don’t talk about her
Me: She’s going to kill me
Joseph: For what?
Me: For this. Us. Everything
Joseph: Just relax
He started undressing me. Truly speaking, I wanted him so bad. I let him do whatever he wanted to do but with protection. It was painful but I guess it won’t be painful for the third time, this is just my second time doing this so I’ll get used to it. I love how gentle he was with me, so it was really amazing. Pain and pleasure, you may say.
After making love, we just cuddled in bed. I wasn’t thinking about Rita anymore. She can really go to hell.
Joseph: I enjoyed every moment of it
Me: You did?
Me: Me too but it was also painful
Joseph: You’ll get used to it
Me: (Smiles) Sure
I got dressed.
Joseph: Are you going somewhere?
Me: Yes. I’ve been here for so long. People will start suspecting you and I
Joseph: Do you care?
Me: Yes, Joseph
Joseph: But why?
Me: Come on, Joseph. Don’t do this
Joseph: Okay fine then. You may leave but come to me before going to bed tonight
Me: I’ll try
Me: Okay fine, I’ll come
Joseph: (Smiles) Thank you
Me: Sure. I am leaving now
Joseph: Okay. Come give me a kiss
I went closer to him and kissed him.
Joseph: (Smiles) Bye and stop what you are doing
Me: What have I done?
Joseph: Just stop it or you’ll pay a heavy price
He got up and went to the bathroom. He is so weird. What have I done?
Well, I left.
I found Michaela taking cocaine in my bedroom. Is this girl crazy?
Me: Michaela, what are you doing?
Michaela: Uhm… I… You are back?
I locked the door.
Michaela: I am sorry, Wame
Me: Give that to me
Michaela: (Cries) Wame, please
Me: What is wrong with you and why are you doing this in my bedroom?
Michaela: I am sorry
Me: What happened to you?
Michaela: I told you that sometimes I can’t be around Kate. I really want Rita to take her away. I want Rita to sell her
Me: How can you say that? Are you losing your mind?
Michaela: No, I am not
Me: Then how can you say that?
Michaela: Wame, I am tired
Me: But why?
Michaela: I am not enjoying life because of her
Me: Come here
I gave her a hug and took the cocaine away from her.
Me: It’s going to be okay. I am here for you and Kate
Michaela: Thank you, Wame
Me: It’s okay. Don’t ever give up on Kate, please
Michaela: I’ll try
Me: Thank you. I need to take a bath now
Me: Where’s Wame?
Michaela: With Kate and aunt Nina
Me: Okay then. I’ll be right back
I went to the bathroom.
[An Hour Later]
Rita finally came back and called me to her office. I sat down and just looked at her.
Me: What do you want?
Rita: Hey Wame
Rita: You are the only one I trust that’s why I called you here
Me: What are you talking about?
Rita: I don’t trust my husband anymore. Did you hear how he spoke to me yesterday? Something is definitely wrong
Me: So what do you want from me?
Rita: I want you to keep an eye on my husband. Be the spy I need
Me: Uhm… Okay but why?
Rita: I think that he’s cheating on me
Rita: Yes. He went to another country for few days and when he came back he was so different. He found another where there
No Rita, that woman is right here in South Africa. And I am that woman.
Me: (Laughs) Really?
Rita: And why are you laughing?
Me: Sorry, I didn’t mean to
Rita: Will you help me or not?
Me: I will help you
Rita: (Smiles) I knew that I can trust you
You trust the devil, Rita.
Me: (Smiles) Sure
Rita: Get very close to my husband and always inform me of everything
Rita: Every little thing
Me: Okay, consider it done
Rita: I am not asking you to sleep with my husband
Me: I won’t sleep with him, you can trust me
Rita: I already trust you
How can she trust me after what she did to me? What makes her think that I am happy enough to even help her? I am going to break her trust. I actually already broke it and I don’t care at all.
Me: Should I go now?
I got up and left.
Oh Rita, you trust the wrong person and you are going to regret it.
To be continued…