Echoes of Loneliness episode 43 – 44

Echoes of Loneliness

Part 43 – It Is Really Happening

Oh my goodness, I am not dreaming at all. It is really happening. The cops are here and they have The Samuels.

Apparently the orphans took this opportunity to tell the cops everything, even the things I didn’t tell Alex, Keith and Thabang.

Alex and Keith are also here.

Rita: Alex and Keith, please don’t do this to us

Alex: Goodbye, Rita

Keith: This is goodbye for now. It’s not over until I say so

Oh, wow. Is this the real Keith? I really like him. He’s so tough. It’s not over until he says it’s over. I wonder what’s next.

JS: Keith, we can talk about this. Let’s sit down and talk about this

Joseph: Yes son, let’s…

Keith: (Shouts) DON’T CALL ME SON, I AM NOT YOUR SON. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT YOU AND YOUR WIFE KILLED MY PARENTS? DO I LOOK LIKE YOUR SON? AND DOES WAME KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU? DOES SHE KNOW THAT YOU KILLED HER PARENTS? DOES SHE?

Joseph: We didn’t kill Wame’s parents

Alex came closer to me and whispered.

Alex: Please act like you are on the Samuels’ side

I also whispered.

Me: I can’t do that. This is my time to tell them that I am the reason why all of this is happening. I should be rejoicing

Alex: No. You have to pretend, I am begging you

Me: But why?

Alex: We don’t want them to ever suspect you. We are doing this for you and Warona, please

Me: Okay, fine. But what if what I say will change the cops’ mind?

Alex: Nothing like that will happen. Thabang sent these cops here, they can never leave this place without the Samuels

Me: Thabang?

Alex: Yes

Me: How?

Alex: He’s the boss. He’s the one who give orders to the cops

Me: Captain?

Alex: Bigger than the captain

Me: (Smiles) That’s nice. Is it his job?

Alex: One of his jobs

Me: How many jobs does he have?

Alex: Wame, not now

Me: Oh, okay

Alex: So please pretend

Me: Sure

I stood before Keith.

Me: Please don’t do this to my family. Don’t do this. They didn’t do anything wrong

Keith: Stay out of this, Wame

The other one is telling me to interfere, then the other one is telling me to stay out of this. What exactly is this?

I stood next to Alex and whispered.

Me: Do you want Keith to kill me?

Alex: No. Just keep on pretending. Keith is also pretending. Obviously you shouldn’t listen to what he says. He didn’t really mean what he said to you

Me:

Oh, you should’ve told me

Alex: You should’ve used your brain

Me: Shut up

I went to Keith and begged him to let the Samuels go. I was doing a very good job.

I even shed crocodile tears.

Joseph: Wame, let it go. Please take care of everyone

Me: Okay, sir

They took them away. They also took away the security guards. I couldn’t be any happier.

Warona: Sister, what’s happening?

Me: All the bad people were just taken away

Warona: Yes, I saw everything but what happened?

Me: I don’t know

Warona: Mother Nina’s prayers were answered. She always prayed for this day

Me: Really?

Warona: Yes, sister

Me: God is good

Warona: Are they going to come back?

Me: I don’t know. Go wash your face. We need to go somewhere

Warona: Sister, should I greet brother Keith and brother Alex?

Me: Not now, honey

I don’t want Alicia and Mumsy to suspect me. I can’t say anything to Alex and Keith right now and I also can’t allow Waro to get close to them. I really don’t trust Alicia and Mumsy because they never say No to Rita, or Joseph or even Joshua.

Warona: But why, sister?

Me: Because we can’t trust Alicia and Mumsy

Warona: Why didn’t they go to jail? Why did the police leave them here? They are also bad

Me: One day is one day

Warona: What do you mean?

Me: Never mind. Let’s go wash your face

Warona: Why?

Me: I want to wash off the paint on your face

Warona: Not now, later please

Me: But it’s already coming off

Warona: Sister, later please

Me: Fine then. Let’s go inside

Warona: But everyone is outside. Why should we go inside?

Why does she always have answers? My goodness, she’s too much.

Me: Let’s go inside so that we can both take a shower and go to Alex’s house

Warona: BROTHER to you

Me: Okay, sorry

Warona: Are we really going to his house?

Me: Yes. Please call Michaela and Kate

Warona: (Smiles) Okay

I texted Alex, telling him that they should go. I also asked him to send me his address so that I can drive to his place later.

He looked at me, nodded then left with Keith.

I made an announcement.

Me: Everyone, don’t worry about anything. Just go inside and have fun

Everyone told me how they don’t want the Samuels back. I was shocked to hear Alicia and Mumsy also telling me the same thing.

Me: Let’s throw a party then. Alicia and Mumsy, I am leaving you in charge. I have to go somewhere with Michaela, Kate and Warona

Alicia: (Smiles) Sure

Me: Order anything you will need for the party. I will pay

Alicia: Will you really pay?

Me: Yes, I will pay

Alicia: (Smiles) Thank you so much. Guys, let’s go inside. We have a party to plan

We all went inside.

Me: Alicia, I hope you will not do anything to upset me

Alicia: I won’t. I promise

Me: I can’t trust you and you know that

Alicia: I know that I’ve been bad to you but I am sorry

Me: Alicia, let’s do this later. I really have to go somewhere

Alicia: Sure

Michaela, Kate, Warona and I got ready and left. I drove to Alex’s house.

Part

44 – Too Much To Handle

[Alex]

Wame came to my house with little Warona and a girl she introduced as Michaela and another one by the name Kate.

Thabang and Keith are also here.

Wame and Michaela could not stop thanking us but I really want to talk to Wame. The orphans told the cops that Rita used to make them sleep with men for money and that Wame lost her virginity to Thabo. I really don’t know who Thabo is but we’ll find him.

Wame and I went to my room.

Me: Wame, you lied to me

Wame: About what?

Me: You didn’t tell me that you lost your virginity because of Rita and that she made all of you sleep with men for money

Wame: Not everyone, not the little ones

Me: You know what I mean

Wame: I didn’t lie, I just didn’t tell you

Me: But why?

Wame: Because I… It’s embarrassing

Me: It’s not like you wanted…

Wame: Alex, please stop it

Me: Why?

Wame: (Shouts) BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO ASK ME ABOUT THE THINGS I WANT TO FORGET ABOUT. WERE YOU THERE WHEN I LOST MY VIRGINITY? DO YOU KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH? DO YOU KNOW HOW PAINFUL IT WAS? YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO…

Me: Why are you shouting at me?

Wame: AND WHY ARE YOU INTERFERING? JUST LET IT GO. YOU KNOW THE TRUTH NOW SO LET IT GO

Me: I will ask you again. Why are you shouting at me?

She kept quiet.

Me: I am not your enemy, I have your back

She just started crying.

Me: Why are you crying?

Wame: It hurts

Me: What hurts?

Wame: Everything, Alex. Everything breaks my heart

Me: Why now?

Wame: What’s that supposed to mean?

Me: Why now?

Wame: I don’t understand

Me: Were you not hurt from the day you lost your parents’ house?

Wame: I was

Me: So why didn’t you do anything?

Wame: Do you think that I didn’t do something?

Me: No

Wame: But I told you how I tried to help everyone by involving Ayanda’s father

Me: You did nothing, Wame

Wame: What makes you say that? And on whose side are you on?

Me: Your side

Wame: So?

Me: You are weak, Wame

Wame: Thanks for insulting me

Me: I am not insulting you

Wame: You are. I am leaving

She wiped off her tears.

Me: Where are you going?

Wame: Back to the orphanage

Me: Why?

Wame: Because I am tired of being insulted by you

She walked to the door.

Me: (Shouts) I AM NOT INSULTING YOU, WAME AND YOU WILL NOT GO ANYWHERE UNTIL I AM DONE TALKING TO YOU

She turned around and looked at me.

Wame: Excuse me?

Me: YOU’VE HEARD ME

Wame: (Shouts) WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT AND WHAT NOT TO DO? I AM LEAVING AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO

Me: WHY EXACTLY ARE YOU SHOUTING AT ME?

Wame: I SHOULD BE ASKING YOU THE SAME QUESTION

Me: I AM NOT SHOUTING

Wame: YOU ARE SHOUTING

Me: I AM NOT!!!

Wame: YOU ARE!!!

Keith walked in.

Keith: Alex, is that how you should speak to a woman?

Me: Keith, stay out of this

Keith: Alex, there are children in the house. Keep your voice down

Me: JUST LEAVE ME ALONE, KEITH. STAY OUT OF THIS

Keith: You will not speak to me like that

Me: OR ELSE WHAT?

He just looked at me.

Me: WHAT?

Keith: Don’t make me remind you of what I can do to you. Apologize to her and don’t you dare raise your voice

Me: Wame, I am sorry

Wame: I really don’t know why you had to shout at me

Me: I am apologizing, am I not?

Keith: Alex?

Me: Sorry

Keith: Wame, what happened? Why was he shouting at you?

Wame told Keith everything.

Keith: There’s nothing wrong you did, Wame. Alex just felt like shouting at someone because he blames himself for what happened to you

Wame: What? But why?

Me: That’s not true

Keith: Keep quiet, Alex. I am not talking to you

I kept quiet.

Keith: Wame, Alex blames himself for everything that’s why he shouted at you

Wame: But why does he blame himself?

Keith: I don’t know

Wame: I don’t blame him for anything. He did nothing. He actually helped me

Keith: That’s true

Wame: What is wrong with him? Why does he care so much about me?

Keith: He loves you

Keith did not just say that, did he?

Wame: What?

Me: Keith, why did you say that?

Keith: Did I lie?

Wame looked at me.

Me: Uhh… I… It’s…

Wame: Alex, I appreciate everything you did for me but I don’t want you to fall in love with me because I am not good for you

Keith: What makes you say that?

Wame: I want Alex to have the best woman. Someone who never slept with men for money. Someone who never took drugs. Someone who is not violent like me and definitely someone who never slept with Joseph

What? She also slept with Joseph? Uhm… This is too much for me. I can’t take this.

I walked out of the room.

[Keith]

What did Wame just say? Did she really sleep with Joseph? Oh my goodness, this is big.

Me: Did you really sleep with Joseph?

Wame: Yes, that’s the truth. I slept with the enemy because I wanted to create a rift between him and his wife

Me: I understand

Wame: Do you really understand?

Me: Yes

Wame: Well Alex does not understand that’s why he walked away

Me: I’ll make him understand

Wame: No Keith, you’ve done a lot for me. I really don’t want you to get involved. I understand why Alex walked away. I really don’t see myself being in a relationship. No man deserves to be with me. I am trash

Me: Wame, please don’t say that. Everything is not your fault at all. You have to stop doing this to yourself

Wame: I get what you are saying but please make sure that your brother does not fall in love with me

Me: What are you saying to me? Alex is already in love with you

Wame: Then keep him away from me, please

Me: I can’t do that

Wame: Please, Keith

Me: You are asking me for too much

Wame: Just try

Me: But I want you to be with him. Sorry, I can’t help you

Wame: Keith, pl…

Me: No Wame, I can’t. I am really sorry

I walked out of the room.

[Thabang]

I went to check up on Wame because I realized that there was something bothering Alex.

Wame was crying in Alex’s room.

Me: Hey

Wame: Hi

Me: Are you okay?

She ran to me and hugged me.

Wame: No, I am not okay. Nothing is okay. I will never be okay

Me: There are some people who will go to the orphanage tomorrow to counsel all the orphans. I need you to be there for counselling

Wame: Do you think I’ll be okay after counselling?

Me: I believe that you will be okay. You are strong, baby girl

Wame: Alex said that I am weak

Me: Alex tends to say very mean things that he doesn’t really mean when he’s unable to handle some things. You are not weak, you’ve just been through a lot. And believe me, it’s normal to be weak sometimes. It shows that you have emotions

Wame: Really?

Me: Yes. Please cry as much as you want. It’s also normal to cry

She broke off the hug and wiped off her tears.

Wame: Thank you

Me: You are welcome. Now I think you should listen to what my mother has to say. Warona told me that you are mad at my mother

Wame: Oh, Warona can never stop talking

Me: What happened between you and my mother?

She told me everything.

Me: I don’t understand why she didn’t tell you that she’s your mother’s sister but what I understand is that she can never hurt anyone. She loves you as much as she loved your mother so please go back to the orphanage and listen to her

Wame: (Smiles) Okay, no problem

Me: You are not alone. I know that your parents are no more but you have me, my mother, Warona, Michaela, Kate, Alex, Keith, Tumelo and Marsha. Oh, go downstairs. Marsha wants to meet you

Wame: (Smiles) Thank you so much, Thabang

Me: (Smiles) You are welcome. Now smile for me again

She smiled and walked out of the room.

Everyone deserves to be happy. I don’t know what exactly happened between Wame and Alex but I will speak to Alex.

Alex always had me and Keith as his brothers but today I will not speak to him as his brother. Today I will speak to Alex as Wame’s brother.

To be continued…

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