What’s this and what’s going on? Charles you just can’t call me today and say you are leaving for the UK which means you have been planning this all along.. You can’t tell me that you managed to do everything in just a day?
Am really sorry Mwila its just that I have issues that really need my urgent attention back home. Am having issues with my ex wife over our child. She wants full custody of the kids and I can’t allow it. She said if I want my kids then I should go back home. Please find it in your heart to forgive me as I need you more than ever. You see my kids are all I gat in this world and I cannot be without them. This woman knows that the little ones are my weakness and so she is taking advantage of the whole situation. . . . please allow me to go sort out my issues and if everything goes well I will come back with my angels.
I really felt bad for Charles I mean which woman in her right senses would treat a guy like Charles in such a manner. Charles’s ex wife is some woman on another level. Anyways who am I to judge her, I have never heard her side of the story maybe Charles is not as nice as he portrays to be. I wonder what skeletons he has in his closet…
I had no option but to allow Charles travel to UK, the fact that he called me and told me about it made me feel comfortable about this whole Sega. . . Charles asked me to remain a good girl and stay out of trouble. I promised him that I was gonna be on my best behavior. . .He requested for one more favor from me.. He asked me to meet up with him at Manda Hill after two hours. I told him it was cool and we said our good byes. I was really tired and wanted to catch a nap. My auntie came to the room. She woke me up and started lecturing me about Mark.
Auntie; mwana wandi ulya umulumendo muntuntulu elo mwana wa bantu tekawayawaya iyo. So apa I want you to win his heart. Please continue being a good girl that you are. . . Dont you want your auntie to be flying nendeke ukwisa kubulaya mukukubona? Please respect yourself and be on your best behavior waufwa? Me and Mark’s mum are friends and she is the one who asked me to try and hook Mark with a nice descent Zambian woman. Mwana wandi this is your time and chance coz you will never come across such an opportunity. Please grab this once in a life time chance with your two hands. Ine am doing all I can to make sure you get married to a good guy who comes from a good family coz I know he will take good care of you. Dont be cheated by these fellow students. Some are married and have kids and they just want pleasure and once they get it ninshi chapwa… At the end of it they will go back to their partners from wherever they came from. Nomba mona ichaume icha yemba elo ichisuma ichakumangalande elo uchipanye sure? Nakalya iyo I won’t allow it.
I must say that I was shocked and surprised with aunt’s plans. I mean she should have asked me in the first place before joining hands with Mark’s mum. When will people learn that arranged marriages and relationships dont work… This is the 21st century and things have changed .. Its not like it used to be in the twentieth century where people met their partners through national registration cards (NRC). I didnt know what to say to my aunt coz she caught me off guard.
Me; nomba auntie ifya kuchita arrange tafibomba ka? What guarantee do you have ati mark akatemwa ine? Besides you dont know maybe he has a woman already.
Aunt; ichongo who told you that he has a woman already. If he had then his mother would have known. Ulamona kwati tulifipuba ifwe abati?
Me; awe auntie teifyo shilefwafye ukuba disappointed. If the guy is single I will see what I can do but before anything I need to know more about him. Whites say if you rush you crush.
Aunt; but kwena walishishita mweice iweh… Abasungu kwisa!!!! tewaufwako ati mpampamini ichamunobe chibe ichobe?
Me; sorry aunt the last thing I want is to be in a loveless relationship. I dont want you and mark’s mum to pressure us to be together, if we like each other then you will see us both together as for now allow things to happen on their own.
Aunt; but kwena tata lesa somone!!!! Ala mwandi walishishita mwila. Mwati uli mwana wakwa ndume yandi?
Me; Ba auntie this has got nothing to do with me being your brothers child… Am just trying to look out for myself… I dont want to stick my hopes in someone who won’t love me in return… If Mark loves me he will eventually tell me as for now you and mark’s mum should stop fighting with nature.
Aunt; ulikalishilu iweh… Lobe you will miss an opportunity of a life time. Abanobe they are desperately searching for such but it has come to you on a silver platter elo iweh ati love love…. Love kwisa!!!! this has got nothing to do with love… Do you think every couple that is married loved each other??? My dear only a few people do it for love… The rest have several reasons for getting married… So what you are telling me is that you would rather be with a poor man who beats you and doesnt provide your needs ati just because he love you te?
Me; awe auntie teifyo … That’s not what I meant … Please dont get the wrong interpretation of what I said. All am saying is that let Mark chose for himself. I’m sure even his mum is pressuring him just as you are doing to me…
Aunt; mayo lesa wakwa Abraham iweh ka mwila pressure isa!!!! Ine am only trying to secure your future iwe ati pressure!!!!! Mwati walishiba pressure iweh?
Me; please aunt dont misinterpret me … I just want you to get a clear view of what am trying to get at?
Aunt; get at kwisa!! Problem with children of nowadays you watch too much of Telemundo na Zee World. The type of love you see in those movies doesnt exist.
Me; aunt sure did I say I want telemundo loving? Make me feel the passion… Its just that you are not really getting my point here. My main concern is that you and your friend are trying to pull a fast one on us lwenu mukai dununa apofye..
Aunt; dununa kwisa! I wonder why I even agreed to this coz its just a share waste of time.
Me; fin…fine . . . fine aunt I will do it… Whatever it is that you want me to do…
I saw no point of trying to make my aunt understand coz as much as I wanted to make her understand I only worsened things. Its quiet clear she wasn’t getting anything I said thus I just had to play along to her game and at the end of it I wasn’t going to put my heart in it. I just had to agree to her terms and conditions. That was news to my aunt’s ears.. She was very happy and left the room smiling.
Minutes later my aunt called me that I had to escort Mark around town… This woman is surely hyper with her dreams of traveling abroad.. . and she will stop at nothing until those dreams come true.
I gladly got out of bed and escorted prince Mark. We used my aunt’s car and drove around. There was silence in the car and Mark played some of aunt’s collection of country music we found in the car. . After driving for some time Mark packed in some abandoned kids park in North Mead.
Mark; are you always this quiet huh? From the time we drove from your place. You haven’t said a word.
Me; no come on!!! Its not like that….
Mark; then its like what? Lady you are too calm and collected.. Please feel free around me.. Am a family friend I can’t do anything to hurt you. My family and yours have known each other for more than a decade and my mum and yours are besties… So am looking forward to us being best friends right…
Me; sure thing am cool with it….
Mark; thank you so much…. I love this place ..growing up in Zambia…. I used to come to this park … Don’t mind its scruffy looking… This place was the real thing some time back. I dont know what happened maybe the ones who were managing it back then died or maybe they sold it to someone who failed to keep up…
Me; ohhhh I see maybe that could be the reason. This place surely looks like it was once heaven on earth… I can imagine how you enjoyed as a kid and you coming back here has surely brought back some memories.
Mark; kikikiki yes it has …. You can say that again….
Me; its good to refresh on our young memoz..
Mark; so what do you do in your free time?
Before I could answer that question Mark’s phone rang and he excused himself and stood a meter away from me but I could clearly get what he was saying… . . I heard him tell whosoever was on the other side that he misses them so much.. Kaya ngati it was a she/he but am sure it was a she….. Which straight guy would tell his fellow guy ati I miss you??