Author : Puleng Dlamini
TT was so confused, he felt like his brain will shut down. He was even angry at himself for beating Tshepi while she’s pregnant “what if she had died with my child? I would never forgive myself. I need to see Tshepi; why doesn’t she want to see me?” TT was now thinking out loud alone in the hospital corridor. He immediately turned to go back inside Tshepi’s room, abruptly he stopped on his tracks thinking what if she sees me and something happens causing her to lose the pregnancy? I shouldn’t go in… ‘he thought to himself.’
“I have to come up with a way to talk to her I need to be around my son no matter what. I have a right to my unborn child” with these words said by TT, he thought Tshepi can’t stop him because the baby is his baby. He needed to find a way to make things right. While he was thinking about all the possible ways to fix the matter a doctor passed him and entered into Tshepi’s room with some medication for her swollen heart and the dizziness.
“How are you feeling miss? I hope you are getting better” said the doctor who just entered into Tshepi’s room. “Yes, doc I’m feeling better than the past few days; when can I go home?” Asked Tshepi who really needed to get away from TT and Lerato. The doctor then said she’s getting discharged but she has to come back for check ups every two weeks.
TT heard everything and when the doctor came out, he ran after him asking him to make sure Tshepi lives with him, TT bribed the doctor to go back and tell Tshepi that she can’t leave without someone accompanying her. TT knew she would never call her family or Lerato to come and pick her up so she’d opt for TT.
Tshepi did not know who to call to come pick her up upon being discharged, she also had lots of questions on why was TT still a free man and not in jail. ‘Did he bribe police or they just failed her as a citizen in trouble?’ Yet with all those unanswered questions she had no choice but to ask TT to pick her up when she’s discharged.
Tshepi left with TT, he tried to help her walk out of the room and hospital she declined every single thing he tried to do. She got into the car with a great struggle as she wasn’t strong enough to walk without balance.
In the car they drove in silence till Tshepi said drop me at my res. TT just nodded and said nothing he had a lot in his mind, but thought he’ll talk to her as soon as he gets another chance because right now it definitely wasn’t the right time. They stopped at the robots on red. He went on Facebook and checked his post if it got posted because he had trouble with network and he found the post just got posted 2 minutes ago. He was so hoping Lerato sees it, he wanted her to be cyber bullied and sworn at as the bad best friend.
The robots got green he quickly logged out and drove on. He looked at Tshepi hoping to find her looking at him, she was looking outside the window which broke his confidence more.
They got to res in silence, Tshepi got out and carried her little bag that had her belongings and medication. She walked to her room; TT followed her in wondering what will transpire between her and Lerato.
As soon as Tshepi walked in she screamed at what she saw; Lerato was hanging from the ceiling and struggling to breathe and was about to give up ghost. TT heard the scream and barged in right behind Tshepi. Lerato was no longer moving but he held her so she wasn’t being strangled by the belt and he untied it and laid her on the floor. Just when he did this Tshepi collapsed on the floor…
IS TSHEPI OK? WILL LERATO SURVIVE OR IT WAS A SECOND TOO LATE?
To be continued……..