You never know (5/5)

By Drum Digital
22 May 2015

Phumzile wasn’t sure about her next move.

Phumzile looked from Doreen to Thomas, and thought how well matched they were. They were just so perfect together. “I’m just so happy for the two of you,” and she smiled through her tears. “Recently somebody came into my life, but I couldn’t go forward until I came back here and saw both of you. He wants to marry me.”

The look exchanged between Thomas and Doreen spoke volumes. It was obvious they were very much in love with each other. “I’d like to see the baby,” Phumzile said. “Can I pick her up?” She looked at her old friend with affection. It was only then she realised just how much she had missed her.

They smiled at each other. “I think I’ll put the kettle on,” Thomas said from the doorway. “Or would you like something stronger?” “Coffee will be good,” Phumzile said, as the baby nuzzled her shoulder. “We only got together months after you left,” Doreen said. “We bumped into each other in the car park after the ZCC service one Sunday.”

“It’s okay,” Phumzile told her. Then they laughed as the baby tried to latch onto her breast. “She’s always hungry,” said Doreen, and sighed contently as she took the baby from Phumzile and began feeding her. “We called her Nhlanhla,” Doreen said, and there was a look of pure joy on her face.

“Well, whoever would have thought you’d end up like this,” Phumzile said. “It goes to show you that you just never know.” “No, you don’t,” Doreen said. “I’ve never felt so happy and fulfilled in all my life. The only thing I missed about my old life was you – and now you’re here, Phumzile. It’s unbelievable. “Thank you for coming back. Thomas and I have both worried over you. We were always wondering if you were all right.”

The two friends smiled happily at each other as Thomas appeared in the doorway. He lifted Nhlanhla from Doreen and said, “I’ll burp her while you two catch up.”

The End.

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