Echoes of Loneliness
Part 33 – Let The Game Begin
Me: Hey sweetheart
Warona: Hey sister
Me: Are you hungry?
Me: Are you sure?
Me: Okay, go freshen up
Warona: Hold on, please tell me something
Me: What is it?
Warona: What is s£x?
Where did she get this word from?
Me: Uhm… I… s£x is… Uhm… Yes, a male and a female. For example, today I went to the hospital and found out what the s£x of my baby is
Me: Oh God. Waro baby, s£x is a male and a female
Warona: What is a male and a female?
Me: A male is a boy and a female is a girl
Warona: (Smiles) Really?
Warona: So what did that girl mean when she said that very soon men will have s£x with me?
People are now provoking me. Who said such disturbing things to my little sister? I swear to God, I am being provoked and I will retaliate. I am not going to let this go.
Warona: She said that very soon men will have s£x with me
Me: Who said that?
Is Mumsy back? Didn’t she go to Thabo’s house with Alicia?
Me: When did she say those things to you?
Me: And you are only telling me today?
Warona: I forgot to tell you, sorry
Me: Well, she didn’t mean anything
Warona: But she wasn’t saying it for the first time
Me: Go freshen up, I’ll ask her what she meant
Warona: Aren’t you bathing me today?
Me: I am coming. Go to the bathroom so long
She kissed me and went to the bathroom.
I swear to God, I am not going to let Mumsy get away with this. Didn’t Alicia tell her that she shouldn’t mess with me?
[An Hour Later]
Waro is sleeping so I thought that I should go and check up on Rita. I heard that she is out of danger now and she’s conscious. She’s a “die hard” just like Alicia.
Me: Hey Rita, how are you?
Rita: Not now Wame, please leave
Me: I want to apologize to you for what I did
Rita: (Shouts) WAME, WHAT YOU DID TO ME IS THE LEAST OF MY WORRIES RIGHT NOW SO GET OUT. I’VE GOT MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT
Me: Sorry. I am leaving
Joseph: Wame, wait
Joseph: I have his photo. He’s a real fool. He sent me a note with his photo
No Joseph, Alex is not a fool. He really wanted you to have his photo so you are a fool.
Rita: Honey, why are you telling her?
Joseph: Because I already asked her to help me. Don’t worry, she can be trusted
Rita: Did you tell her everything?
Rita: Good then. I also trust her
I wonder what is “Everything”.
Joseph: And I also gave her a phone today to help me find Alex on social media
Me: May I see his photo please? I actually have so many people by the name Alex on Facebook
Rita: The surname should be Evans
Me: (Smiles) Really?
Rita: Yes. Why are you smiling?
Me: Because I have someone by the name Alex Evans on Facebook
Rita: You do?
Rita: Honey, show Wame the photo of Alex
It’s quite clear that Joseph told Rita everything but he lied about the phone, I mean I had the phone for so long.
Joseph showed me the photo.
Rita: Is he the same person you have on Facebook?
Me: Yes. He’s really handsome
Rita: I know and you are also beautiful so do your work
Me: Should I text him?
Me: Okay. I’ll leave now
Rita: Where are you going? Text him right here
Me: Oh. Well, I am going to get the phone. It’s in my bedroom
Rita: Okay, hurry up
Me: Joseph did not know Alex’s surname so how do you know his surname, Rita?
Rita: Joshua just told us his surname
Me: I see. Where’s Joshua?
Rita: He went out
Rita: Go and get the phone
I went to my bedroom and quickly called Alex. I warned him about everything. I also told him that I am going to text him in Rita and Joseph’s presence.
I then cleared the call history and everything else that needed to be cleared then went back to Rita and Joseph.
Me: What should I say to him?
Rita: “Hey handsome, do you want to meet?”
Me: What? Are you…
I kept quiet. I almost asked her if she’s crazy.
Joseph: No Wame, don’t listen to Rita
Joseph: Rita please
Me: Okay, I am on Facebook now
Rita: Who’s Lesego Modisane?
Me: My Facebook name
Rita: Oh, but why?
Me: It doesn’t matter. It’s just a name I love
Rita: Did you have to use Nina’s surname?
Me: I like her so yes
Lord, please don’t let Alex say something that will make both Rita and Joseph suspect us. Amen.
Me: Hey Alex
Alex: Hi, do I know you?
Me: No, you don’t
Alex: Okay, how may I help you?
Me: How are you?
Alex: I am fine thanks and you?
Me: I am also fine. You are really handsome hey
Alex: Thank you. Unfortunately I can’t tell you that you are beautiful because I haven’t checked your pictures
Me: I understand
Alex: Do you give me permission to check them?
Me: Of course (With a winking face)
[Five Minutes Later]
Alex: Wow, you are very beautiful (With inlove emoji)
Me: Thank you (With a blushing face)
Alex: I actually didn’t know that I have you on Facebook. I am interested in you
Alex: Yes, really
Me: Don’t you have a girlfriend?
Alex: No. I am a very busy person. I don’t have time for some things
Me: Get a life
Alex: Give me a life (With a smiling face)
Me: Let’s skype?
Alex: Let me get back to you later. I am still busy with some work
Me: Sure. Later then
Alex: Later (With a smiling face)
I logged off and looked at Rita.
Me: What do you think?
Rita: Great start
Joseph: Yes, you did good. No man can resist you. You are really beautiful
Rita: Joseph, stop it
Joseph: I am just complimenting her
Me: (Smiles) Thank you, Joseph
Rita: Wame, leave. I need to speak to my husband. Let us know when Alex is ready to skype with you
This is just the beginning of good life. I can’t wait to be free.
God, I thank you for Alex’s life. I don’t know a lot about him but I already like him. He’s a real definition of a real friend.
Part 34 – Step Three
Wame just walked in my room and locked the door.
Me: Hey honey
Wame: Who are you?
Wame: WHO ARE YOU?
Me: What do you mean?
Wame: Why did you lie to me?
Me: About what?
Me: What are you talking about?
Wame: Aren’t you my mother’s twin sister?
How does she know?
Me: Uhm… Me?
Wame: Are you the one who killed my mother?
She just broke my heart.
Me: How can you ask me that question?
Wame: And how can you lie to me?
Me: I didn’t lie to you, I just kept the truth from you
Wame: But why?
Me: Because you are still weak. You will never be able to handle the truth
Wame: I am not
Me: You are.
Wame: I am not. Just tell me the truth
Me: No Wame
Wame: You are just like Rita
Me: I can never be like her
Wame: Who killed my parents?
Me: I don’t know. Some people say that it was an accident, some people say that…
Wame: I don’t want to hear that. My parents were murdered. It’s obvious now and you know the people who murdered my parents
Warona knocked on the door. I can tell that it’s Warona, she’s forever making noise especially when the door is locked.
Me: That must be Warona, I’ll get the door
I opened the door for Warona.
Warona: Mother, have you seen my sister?
Me: Come inside
Warona: No, I want my sister
Me: She’s inside
Warona: In your room?
Me: Yes. Don’t just stand outside. Come in
She came inside.
Warona: Sister, I am hungry
Wame: Okay, let’s go
Warona: Why do you look sad?
Wame: I am not sad
Warona: Mother Nina, is she…
Wame: WARONA, MAKE UP YOUR MIND. SOMETIMES YOU CALL HER MOTHER AND THE OTHER TIMES YOU CALL HER AUNT. MAKE UP YOUR MIND AND STOP CONFUSING YOURSELF
Warona: Why are you yelling at me?
Wame: Let’s go
Warona: Did the two of you fight?
Me: No honey, Wame was just telling me that she is missing her mother and father
Warona: Oh, make her feel better then
Warona: Hug her. She always hug and kiss me when I am sad
Wame stormed out of the room.
Warona: Aunt… Uhh… Mother Nina, my sister is very upset. You are very bad. Don’t be like Rita
She also left.
I can never be like Rita and I don’t know what happened to my sister and her husband. I loved my sister just like the way Wame loves Warona.
Mumsy and Alicia are back. They found me in the kitchen.
Alicia: Hi, Wame
Mumsy: Hey babe
Me: Who’s your “babe”?
Mumsy: What’s wrong with you?
Me: Why did you do it?
Mumsy: Do what?
Me: What gives you the right to tell my little sister that men will soon have s£x with her?
Mumsy: Me? I didn’t
Mumsy: Yes, I didn’t. You can even ask Alicia
Alicia: Me? I don’t know anything
Mumsy: Alicia, what are you saying?
Alicia: But it’s the truth
She quickly left the kitchen, leaving Mumsy behind.
Me: Do you want a fight?
Me: You are going to have to tell my sister different meaning of your words or else I’ll send you to the grave
Mumsy: Where’s your sister?
Me: She’s in my room. Come with me
Me: You smell bad. Why didn’t you bath after sleeping with those men?
Me: Come with me
We went to my bedroom. We found Michaela with Warona and Kate.
Michaela: What is she doing here?
Me: She came to speak to Warona
Michaela: About what?
Me: Just wait. Mumsy, speak
Mumsy: Warona honey, do you remember the things I said to you? Well I meant that God will soon bless you
Warona: But you said men…
Mumsy: Men is the other name for God
Warona and Kate srarted laughing.
Kate: You are so old and stupid. Why?
Warona: How can she not be stupid when her friend is Alicia?
They laughed even more.
I am getting worried now. I need to get my sister out of this place before I lose her to the bad world. She’s really growing up, it’s scary.
Mumsy: Ask your sister
Kate: One man, two men
Kate: The teacher said men is a group of males
Warona: Wow, Kate. You are so smart. I wish I could be in your class. My teacher does not teach us big things but my sister told me that a male is a boy and a female is a girl
Kate: That’s true. Listen to me Waro, Joseph alone is a man but when Joseph is with Joshua both of them are men
Warona: Oh, I didn’t know
Kate: Now you know
Warona: Can I go to your class tomorrow?
Kate: I am five years old and you are only four years old so you can’t
Warona: But do you promise to teach me the things I don’t know?
Warona: Joseph and Joshua are men so what about Rita and Mother Nina?
I can’t believe that they forgot about Mumsy. I had to tell Mumsy to leave because these children will keep on ignoring her. I hope that she’ll stay away from my sister.
Kate: Rita and aunt Nina are women
Warona: Oh, but why?
Kate: Because they are females. A group of females is girls or women. Rita and aunt Nina are older than us so they are not girls but women. You and I are girls
Warona: (Smiles) Wow, thank you for teaching me
Kate: You are my friend so I will always teach you
I looked at Michaela who couldn’t stop smiling.
Me: They are beautiful, aren’t they?
Michaela: Very beautiful and they are really growing up
Me: That’s true
Michaela: Thank you
Me: For what?
Michaela: You helped me love my sister. You told me that I should never abandon her and you also love her like she’s your own sister. Look at her, she’s so intelligent and happy
Me: It’s because of love. Keep on loving her, she’ll bring happiness in your life
Michaela: That’s true
The guard came in and told me that Joseph wants to see me right now so I took my phone and followed the guard.
On my way to see Joseph, the door bell rang so I told the guard that I will get the door and go to see Joseph.
I then walked to the door and opened it. The man standing at the door looks familiar. Where did I see him?
Me: Hey, are you looking for the owners of the orphanage?
Me: And who are you?
Him: Keith Evans. Can’t you recognize me?
Me: Alex’s brother? What are you doing here?
Him: I am here for step three
“Wame, I called you. Did you have to get the door when there are so many people around?” Said Joseph walking towards the door. He was busy on the phone. I can’t wait for him to look at the person standing at the door. Obviously they know one another.
To be continued…