Author : Puleng Dlamini
The confusion in Tshepi’s eyes was too visible to ignore. She felt empty and drained, as though she’s starting a losing battle by getting TT arrested. He has money he will be given bail and once he comes out, she will be in trouble for sure.
“Yes, I must run away from here or my life will be history if TT finds out that I have reported him”. She suddenly felt nauseous; she got off the bed to go and vomit in the toilet, only to feel dizzy the moment she got down from the bed. She thought it’s just normal dizziness from hunger.
That’s when she tried to move and walk to the toilet, next thing she saw was a blank space and everything was dark; she was light-headed then felt someone holding her and calling her name “Tshepi!! Tshepi!!! Tshepi wake up please. Nurse!!! Tshepi please you can’t keep scaring me I beg you wake up please!!! Doctor! Nurse! Can someone help me please!!!!” Tshepi fainted again and this time TT caught her before she fell to the floor. TT was calling the nurses and doctors but no one was coming which caused him to panic more.
He picked her from the floor and put her on the bed then went out looking for the nurses who then went to help Tshepi to wake up. TT was confused and was wondering why she kept fainting like that, could she be having some serious health issue? while pacing up and down in the corridor of the hospital, right next to the room where Tshepi was admitted. Lerato came running in the corridor asking people where Tshepi’s room is.
Immediately after seeing TT she ran to him crying saying ” TT where is Tshepi?! She’s okay, right? I never planned to see her in a hospital bed please tell me she’s okay, she’s my sister!! Please tell me she’s okay!” TT just looked at her with disgusted eyes which also showed hatred and anger. Lerato saw this and took 3 steps back away from TT because she thought something happened to Tshepi and if something really happened, she will never forgive herself. Tshepi loved her as a sister and she betrayed her like a stranger would.
She looked at TT, he was about to march to her and strangle her because he held out his hands as if already strangling her. The nurse came out of Tshepi’s room and said they could go in she’s awake now. When Lerato tried to enter Tshepi’s room, TT stopped her at the door and said to her “It’s your fault she’s in here ,if you hadn’t seduced me I’d be with my baby girl at our place sharing our love not this place, she might never forgive me and I don’t even understand what had come over me. You are a witch!!!! Don’t dare come near me or Tshepi I’m pretty sure you used muthi on me!!! Witch!!!!”
Lerato looked so scared, shocked, confused and so hurt because he is the one who approached her.She never seduced nor used any muthi on him. “Is he trying to find ways to make Tshepi forgive him by blaming me?” Lerato thought.
To be continued…….