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COPYRIGHT: HAUS OF KAYSTOPHER
It’s been four months since the incident with smart mouth at Sean’s flat and I’m now seven months with no word from the father, I haven’t received the money that makes sure I keep my mouth shut, he promised that he would pay me monthly, however, I’ll try calling him but I still get the same run-around. Moving back home has had some challenging moments especially dealing with “Know it all” uncles and nosy aunts asking me “where is the father” aunt Julia is the worst but she keeps on forgetting that her husband cheated and impregnated a young girl from Mafikeng that he later decided to marry in order to hide the affair and now there are two wives in two provinces but he spends most of his time in Mafikeng than Pretoria, she needs to worry about her blended family and leave my issues alone. I have been through financial and emotional challenges, there are days that I just don’t want to get out of bed, I normally cry whilst reminiscing about my former life with him, but I never regret keeping the baby. My mother has been the greatest help I could have, she has been taking care of me and Maxine sends me money every month, so I can help at home, she is even planning my baby shower which is in the next three weeks. I’m blessed to have such amazing people in my life that are pulling me through this rough patch. Tonight, I had the energy to join my mother for supper, normally I get served food in bed, but I thought it would be nice to sit with my mother.
“I wasn’t expecting you to join me, keng is there a problem?”
“Nothing is wrong Mama, I just thought you would love the company”
“Well then let me get your food, after that we need to talk” she got up from the chair, brought my food and I ate but I couldn’t help but wonder what we need to talk about, I took the plate to kitchen washed and rinsed and left it to dry on the dish rack and went back for the talk.
“Ngwanyana waka, what’s the plan now?”
“What do you mean mama?”
“I mean with you, the baby and life in general?”
“Mama, I don’t know yet”
“YOU DON’T KNOW?!, my girl you must know, I can’t be raising a grown woman who is expecting her own child, I’m too old for this, I raised you up, so you can take care of me, why am I not enjoying the fruits of my labour? No maan. You need to stop crying over split milk and do something about this, you are carrying a child who is worth a lot of money so don’t tell me about I don’t know what to do because if you don’t become a kleva, the world will pass you by” she got up and left to her bedroom. I wasn’t expecting what she said, I thought everything was okay but clearly, I’m in an illusion of bliss. But what she said got me thinking I mean Sean would pay me millions to make sure I stay as a secret from his wife and publicly, since he has an image to maintain, so why not reveal myself. I went to bed because I need to sleep over this.
“So, Maxine what do you think?”
“I mean if you go public about this, you could get a lot of money from selling the story and the baby daddy will also give you money because he needs to do right.”
“I’m thinking of coming to Johannesburg in about a week’s time can I crash for three days at your place?”
“It’s not a problem girlie, you welcome. So which media outlet route will you use?”
“I haven’t thought about it fully but by the time I get there, I’ll have a full proof plan,” we said our goodbyes and I went to speak to my mother about my idea. And she said “now you are using your head”
“I’ve decided that I’m going straight to Sean’s wife and see her reaction. I mean I know this will shake her marriage and I’ll have both paying me if she doesn’t pay me I’ll casually visit Media 24 house and release an exclusive interview.” I told Maxine over dinner, she bought me my favourite Chinese takeaways as a welcome dinner. I must say I did miss Johannesburg and its fast pace life, however, Pretoria’s quietness gives peace.
“Well firstly, how are you going to get Angelique’s attention?”
“Well I’m glad you asked, I’m showing up at the woman’s doorstep.” She looked at me with the eyes that scream are you crazy!
“Won’t he be at the house?”
“I mean I’ll definitely pop up when he is not around. But it means I’d have to stake out the house from tomorrow to monitor who is there at what time.”
“Well, you should be glad that I’m off tomorrow, so we can go stakeout and I hope when you confront her on Thursday I’ll be able to work a night shift” I smiled because I’m glad that there is someone who has my back and is willing to help me out even if its risky business.
“Hey, there is this interesting book called Ndim’lo, it’s a story about how an eleven-year old’s life changes after meeting a guy at a party. Read it, you’ll enjoy it.” Knowing me once I start a book I aim to finish it in record time after the first three chapters, I decided to call it a night. We left around four-am to get to Sean’s house, we wanted to observe the couples’ routine from morning till night, we parked the car top of the street since their house is the third from the top and left around seven-pm.
“So, this is it, today is the day you make the move, are you ready to face the music?” Maxine asks whilst finishing up with my makeup.
“I’m nervous but hey a girl has to eat”
“Girl gotta eat honey” I got into a beautiful floral maxi dress, had a notepad and business card, after a 45-minute’ drive, we arrived at the gate and Sean’s car wasn’t around. Clicked on the intercom informed that we are from a catering company and were sent by Sean for a consultation, we were allowed entry, we parked the car and at the door, we were welcomed by a maid named Susan she escorted us to the pool area and informed us that Angelique will be with us shortly. I felt a rush of nerves, fear and anxiety flow through my body, she eventually joined us, we exchanged greetings, Susan brought refreshments shortly.
“Well thank you for coming all the way to my house, unfortunately, my husband isn’t here but I trust I can handle this business.” I couldn’t talk for a bit. Maxine decided to talk as a business person for a while.
“Lerato, my business partner actually will inform you further about our visit, she has more information,” she said that, and my heartbeat accelerated. I had a glass of water before speaking
“Lerato is it? Are you okay, please don’t be nervous around me, after all, we are woman. And how far are you with your pregnancy?”
“Seven months and the father is your husband.”