Lindiwe's Choice 1/4

By Drum Digital
11 March 2014

Was Lindiwe mad to play a game with two men?

She couldn’t hide her excitement. “This is beautiful!” 21-year-old Lindiwe told her fiancé Khulani who had just given her a gold necklace.

“You shouldn’t have gone to all this trouble.” But truth be told, Lindiwe was getting used to being spoiled because Khulani was a giver. She was a taker.

“Just you wait until we’re married,” Khulani whispered. “I’ll give you the life you’ve always dreamed of.”

Tears welled up in Lindiwe’s eyes.

“Don’t cry now,” Khulani said. “That necklace looks perfect on you.”

“Thanks,” Lindiwe said. “I don’t know what to say.”

“That’s my babe,” he said. “A smile does wonders for your beautiful face.”

They carried on eating their delicious lunch in the expensive restaurant. Then Lindiwe’s cellphone rang.

“Mom’s calling again,” she said, surprised.

“Please excuse me.”

“No problem,” Khulani said. “I’ll wait.”

Lindiwe rushed outside. “Senzo, why are you calling me?” Lindiwe looked around nervously as she  spoke to make sure Khulani hadn’t followed her.

“Am I not allowed to call my ex-girlfriend?” Senzo asked. “How are you?”

“Fine,” Lindiwe said. “How did you get my number?”

“That doesn’t matter,” Senzo said. “Can I see you later today?”

“Why?” Lindiwe asked.

“I’ve missed you,” Senzo said. “I just want to see you again.”

“Senzo, I’ve met someone else,” Lindiwe said.

“It doesn’t matter,” Senzo dismissed her concern. “Let’s meet and you can tell me all about him.”

“Okay,” Lindiwe agreed. “When and where?”

“Let’s meet at The Place this afternoon,” Senzo suggested. “Is 4.30 pm okay?”

“I’ll be there,” Lindiwe confirmed. She said goodbye and returned to the table to join Khulani.

“Is everything alright?” he asked.

“Yes, everything’s fine,” Lindiwe assured him. “You know how mothers fuss over their daughters.”

“Glad to hear that,” Khulani said. “I need to visit my aunt this afternoon as she’s not feeling well. I’d appreciate your company – are you free at 4 pm?”

“Oh Khulani, I’m so sorry but I can’t because I’ve just promised Mom I’d take her to visit Leleti today. You know she has a new baby and all,” Lindiwe lied.

“Okay. Maybe next time,” said Khulani.

-by Eli Sibanda

To be continued...

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