The betrayal 4/5

By Drum Digital
12 June 2014

Mamusa had loved Andile with all her heart and had sacrificed everything for him, quite unaware that he was just using her.

“Of course l know what l need. What l need now is a masterpiece for my art collection, an ornament for my empire, and you are simply not cut out to be someone else’s toy, sweetheart. So l will have to let you go. It’s called opportunism – get used to it.”

She remembered the grin on his face then, so evil. It was that expression that had made her swear that she would make something of her life, no matter what. And she had tried, although she could not get herself to trust any man after Andile.

A few months later, and she had a job at a bank, climbing up the ranks quite fast.

She became successful but the money and position had not brought her happiness. She was still quite bitter and suspicious of any man who tried to get close to her. She often cried herself to sleep at night and asked God to give her the reason for her ill fortune.

ONE Friday after work, Mamusa went to a quiet little restaurant as she was in no mood for company. She felt particularly low – people always got together on Fridays and it reminded her just how lonely she was.

As it was the end of the month, the place was quite full and she ended up having to share her table with a stranger. Her heart sank when the man attempted to start up a conversation with her.

But she soon began to find him quite entertaining. His name was Tsietsi, and he had a way about him that compelled her to tell him her life story.

Mamusa realised that this was the first time she had told her tale to someone who didn’t know her and it helped to have an objective response. She told him about her job, her family and many other things that she had not talked about in a long time.

Tsietsi listened and encouraged her, and she talked until she couldn’t talk any more.

“That’s quite a lot of drama for one lifetime,” he said. “Listen, l might be the angel sent to make up for all your ill fate.”

He explained to her how he owned a big accounting consultancy with branches countrywide and how the headquarters were in that very city.

He told her about the money that had been disappearing from the company accounts and how investigations had pointed to some of his senior accountants. He needed someone new to head the accounting department, he said. Then he offered Mamusa the job, just like that – as if offering a stranger a job in a restaurant was the most natural thing to do. Mamusa was stunned into astonished silence.

To be continued……….

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