Echoes of loneliness
Part 15 – Playing With Fire
Rita really looks happy. She did her nails and hair. She looks beautiful, no lie.
Me: Why are you here?
Rita: How are you, sweetheart?
Me: I am fine
Rita: Really? Even after what happened?
Rita: Wow, someone is growing up. Meet Joshua and Alicia
Me: I already know them
Rita: I see. Well Alicia, this is Wame
Alicia: I know her
Me: Yes, she knows me. She knows how I can beat her up
Truly speaking, I don’t like Alicia.
Rita: When did you beat her up?
Me: It doesn’t matter
JS: We meet again, beautiful
Me: Yes, JS
JS: I am happy that you still remember me
I will always remember my enemies more than my loved ones.
Me: (Smiles) Sure
Alicia: Don’t do that, Wame
Me: Don’t do what?
Alicia: Don’t smile at JS, he’s mine
Michaela and I started laughing.
Alicia: What’s funny?
Me: Get lost. Get out of my bedroom, I don’t like you
Alicia: Your bedroom? How’s this room yours?
Me: Well it’s mine, so shut up
Alicia: Rita, is she telling the truth?
Alicia: How can you give her this room when you refused to give it to me?
Rita: Do not ask me stupid questions
Alicia: I am sharing with the others but this stupid girl is not sharing with anyone, how is that?
Rita: She shares this room with her sister
Alicia: Come on. You know what I mean, Rita
Michaela: Alicia, you will never have this room, just shut up
Alicia: I am so angry
Rita: Joshua, please do something. Your dog is starting to irritate me
JS: Alicia, stop what you are doing or else I’ll deal with you
Alicia: But babe…
Alicia: I am sorry
JS: And keep it in mind. I am not your babe. Rita, may I please speak to Wame alone?
Rita: Of course but please don’t even think of touching her
Rita: We’ll talk later. Just don’t do anything that will hurt her
What is Rita up to now?
JS: Fine then
Rita: Michaela and Alicia, let’s go
Joshua closed the door and came closer to me.
Me: What is it?
JS: I am really happy to see you
Me: Are you?
Me: But why?
JS: I like you. I like you a lot
Me: And what about Alicia?
JS: She’s just like everyone else. I don’t like her
Me: Is this your way of asking for s£x from me?
Me: So what’s going on with you?
JS: I want to be the one to break your virginity
Me: You are too late
JS: What do you mean?
Me: Thabo already broke my virginity and I don’t want to go into details
JS: Damn. I am very unlucky
Me: Yes, you can say that
JS: You are very beautiful
Me: Thank you. Can I ask you a question?
Me: Who’s next?
Me: You took Alicia away for so many days so who’s next?
JS: I took Alicia because I needed her to be my receptionist at work
Me: Is that all?
Me: Fine then
JS: So when can I taste you?
Me: It’s up to Rita. Isn’t it?
JS: Yes, it is. I’ll ask her
JS: Won’t you give me problems like the other time?
JS: Wow, that’s amazing
Me: (Smiles) I know
JS: I was asked not to touch you but can I please kiss you?
We shared a very passionate kiss. Joshua could not believe it. He probably thought that he was dreaming.
JS: Wow, your lips are so soft
Me: Thank you. You are also not bad
JS: Did you enjoy the kiss?
Me: A lot
JS: You’ve grown up hey
Me: That’s true
JS: I like the new you
Me: Me too
JS: You must always be like this
JS: I think that you and I are going to be great friends
Me: I also think so. And please forgive me for everything
JS: Let’s just forget about the past
Me: I’d love that
JS: I am also sorry for everything
Me: I forgive you
JS: So are we good?
Me: Yes, we are
JS: Thank you
Me: Pleasure. Let’s shake on that
JS: Yes, I want a hug from you
Me: A hug is what you’ll get then
JS: (Smiles) Sure
We shared a hug and he left.
I locked the door and called Joseph’s number again. Finally I got hold of him.
Joseph: Hey honey
Me: Who’s your honey?
Joseph: What’s wrong with you?
Me: Joseph, you left without saying anything to me and you haven’t been contacting me
Joseph: I am really sorry. Everything happened so fast
Me: I see that you don’t care about me
Joseph: I do, believe me
Me: Because of you, I am no longer a virgin
Joseph: What? Are you serious?
Me: Yes, I am serious
Joseph: Who… uhm… who broke…
Joseph: Did Rita tell him to?
Joseph: I am sorry
Me: When are you coming back?
Joseph: Don’t worry, I’ll soon be there
Me: You made a promise to me, Joseph. You told me that you’ll always be there for me no matter what
Me: I know
Joseph: If you stick with me, I will always stick with you and that’s a promise
Me: I’ve heard you
Joseph: I will deal with Rita when I come back, don’t worry
Me: I trust you
Joseph: Stay away from Joshua, do you hear me?
Joseph: I don’t want to end up killing my own brother because of you
You will, believe me. If Joshua does not kill you then you will kill him.
Me: (Giggles) Don’t worry, I will stay away from him
Joseph: Do you promise?
Me: Yes, I do
Joseph: If you break your promise, I am going to kill you
Joseph: I mean it, Wame
Me: It’s fine, I heard you
Joseph: Look, I’ll call you later. I have to go now
Joseph: Take care of yourself and make sure that Rita knows nothing about your phone
Me: Don’t worry
I hung up.
Somebody knocked on the door so I hid the phone and opened the door.
Michaela walked in.
Me: Oh, it’s you. I thought it’s someone else
Michaela: Yes, it’s me
She closed the door.
Me: What’s going on?
Michaela: Have you heard from Ayanda?
Me: No. She’s probably still talking to her father about everything
Michaela: She’s our last hope
Me: Blood will be shed
Michaela: What do you mean?
Me: (Smiles) Nothing
Michaela: Joseph is really something else
Me: What did he do?
Michaela: He’s not taking Rita’s calls. Rita might punish us. She’s so angry right now
Me: But she was happy a while ago
Michaela: Yes I know. I was passing by her office when I heard her crying. She was telling Joshua that Joseph is not taking her calls
Me: Why is Joseph not taking Rita’s calls?
Michaela: I don’t know. I should be asking you that question
Me: How am I supposed to know?
Michaela: Have you heard from him?
Me: Keep quiet. You talk too much
Rita is still going to cry. I am the way I am because of her.
Michaela: But I am just asking
Me: No, I haven’t heard from him
Michaela: Don’t play with fire
Me: Relax. I didn’t do anything wrong
Michaela: You know what? Let’s hide some sausage rolls in your bedroom
… in case Rita punishes us for her husband’s mistake
Me: (Laughs) You love food, don’t you?
Michaela: That’s true
Me: Go get the sausage rolls then
Michaela: How many?
Me: I don’t know. It’s up to you
Michaela: Okay then. I’ll be right back
Me: Okay dear
She rushed out of my bedroom and Waro walked in. She looked at me with tears in her eyes.
Me: Baby, what’s going on?
Warona: Where’s mom and dad?
I just looked at her. Her question just cut my heart into pieces but I couldn’t even cry. What is she now asking me?
Part 16 – The Return
I ignored her and walked to the bathroom. She came after me.
Me: Are you hungry?
Me: Do you want to play with me?
Me: So what do you want?
Warona: Mom and dad
Me: Just keep quiet
Warona: I want mom and dad
What has gotten into her?
Me: I am your mom and dad
Me: Then who am I?
Me: What am I to you?
Me: No, I am your mother and dad
Warona: (Screams) NOOOO!!!
She left. She was crying.
Okay, this girl is slowly growing up, she even knows how to scream at me.
[Two Days Later]
Joseph is back and I am really happy. Well he just arrived like fifteen minutes ago and Rita is not around. She doesn’t know that her husband is back.
Joseph is resting in the room downstairs. He texted and asked me to go see him.
I went to his room and knocked. He let me in and gave me a tight hug.
Me: (Smiles) Hey
Joseph: (Smiles) Hey, how are you?
Me: I am fine thanks, and you?
Joseph: I am great. I am so happy to see you
Me: Me too
Joseph: Sit down with me
Me: Is that a good idea?
Me: What if Rita comes back?
Joseph: Where’s she?
Me: She went out
Joseph: Relax. She won’t come back now
Me: How do you know?
Joseph: She’s probably busy
I sat down with him. If Rita could walk in, she’ll kill me.
Me: I am really nervous. Rita is dangerous
Joseph: I will always protect you, don’t worry
Me: How do I trust you?
Joseph: I bought you a phone so that should show you that I really care about you
Me: (Smiles) True
Joseph: I bought you a phone not for you to take me down
Me: What do you mean?
Joseph: If you think of calling the cops or anyone else for help, I will kill you
Me: So do you realize that I need help?
Joseph: With what? Taking me down?
Me: No. Let it go
Joseph: I am serious. Don’t think that I bought you a phone because I am foolish
Me: Yes, Joseph. I’ve heard you
Joseph: You shouldn’t be scared of Rita, you should be scared of me
Me: Are you threatening me?
Joseph: No, I am just asking you not to make me angry
Joseph: I mean it
Joseph: And listen, you’ll always side with me not with Rita
Me: Of course, I am with you
Joseph: Do you promise?
Me: Yes, I do
Joseph: Please don’t betray me. I don’t want to end up hurting you
Joseph: Come closer, I don’t bite
Me: Thing is Rita might walk in. She’ll sell my sister if she could see that you and I are now close.
Joseph: She won’t. I am here for you
I went closer.
He looked into my eyes and kissed me. I didn’t push him away because this is what I want.
I want to turn Joseph against Rita and Joshua. I also want to turn Joshua against Rita and Joseph.
The good girl is gone. I am not going to be a good girl anymore, I mean already I lost my virginity by force. I will play this game until I win. Even if it means sleeping with the two brothers, I’ll do it. I have to win this battle at any cost.
I broke off the kiss and hugged him.
Me: Thank you for everything
Joseph: Why are you thanking me?
Me: You are really good to me
Joseph: I have your back
Me: But I can’t be here for too long. Rita might come back anytime soon
Joseph: Okay fine, I understand
Me: Why didn’t you tell her that you are back and why haven’t you been taking her calls?
Joseph: I don’t want to talk about Rita, please
Me: Why? Did you fight?
Joseph: Wame, please
Me: Is it because of the police man that likes her?
Me: Yes, don’t you know?
Joseph: Know what? What’s going on?
I kept quiet and stood up from the bed.
Joseph: Wame, I am talking to you
Me: Look, I have to go
He also got up and grabbed my hand.
Joseph: What did you say?
Me: I.. Uhh… Look, I have a big mouth and…
Joseph: Didn’t you just promise to always side with me?
Me: Yes I did but I don’t want to create a rift between you and your wife
Joseph: Just speak. Which police man likes my wife?
Me: I don’t know his name
Joseph: Is it Jake?
Me: I don’t know his name but he’s your wife’s friend
Joseph: Then it’s definitely Jake
Me: Well Rita also likes him
Joseph: How do you know?
Me: She smiles all the time I speak about him and I… uhm…
Joseph: What’s going on?
Me: I saw them kissing
Me: In Rita’s office
Joseph: Do you mean that?
Me: Why would I lie? You’ve been away for so long. A lot happened
Joseph: I am going to kill Jake
Me: No. Please don’t. I don’t want you to kill anyone. I am here for you so let Rita do whatever she wants to do
Joseph: I should let her cheat on me? Is that what you are saying?
Me: Don’t you have me? I really like you
I kissed his chest.
Me: You smell so nice. I really like you, Joseph. Do you remember that you were the one who saved me from Joshua?
Me: I liked you since from that day
Joseph: (Smiles) So why didn’t you tell me?
Me: Where could I have seen you? I didn’t know you back then but I know you now and I am telling you
He hugged me.
Joseph: I like you too, I really do
Me: Let me leave now
As I was about to walk out of the room, Rita walked in.
Me: Hey, Rita
Rita: What are you doing here?
Me: I came to ask your husband if he needs something
Rita: I am his wife, I know what he needs so get out
I didn’t go.
Joseph: You should also get out, Rita. Don’t even come close
Rita: But honey, why? I missed you
She went closer to Joseph. When she attempted to hug him, Joseph pushed her away.
Joseph: (Shouts) I SAID STAY AWAY FROM ME. I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE. JUST GET LOST!!!
Rita: (Cries) Honey, what happened to you?
Joseph: Wame, please bring me a cup of strong coffee
Me: Yes, sir
Rita: (Yells) WAME, SO YOU HAVE BEEN STANDING THERE? WHY ARE YOU LISTENING TO OUR CONVERSATION? GET LOST
Joseph: YOU WILL NOT SPEAK TO HER LIKE THAT. GO AWAY BEFORE I DO SOMETHING I’LL REGRET
Joseph: DON’T ‘BABY’ ME. GO!!!
He pushed her. I must say that he was really angry and it’s because of the lie I told him. Mhmm, well done Wame, you did great.
Rita walked out. She was crying. I really enjoyed what just happened.
She enjoys making others cry so I don’t feel sorry for her right now. She is still going to cry and I MEAN IT.
To be continued…