After the call with Boobie I don’t know how I felt but it was a good feeling. I looked at the box and opened it and there were papers in the box. More like mail. I opened the mail and it was letters from someone with the initials CY. Mason with pictures of me and a child that looked just like me. Behind the picture it was written Yolanda and Yonda Graham. And there were more pictures of a boy that looked just like me. If I was seeing proper, I had a twin. What the hell??? There was a phone number on the letter with these pictures. I dialled it. ***PC***
Me: uhhm hello
Person: who is this?
Me: is this CY Mason?
Person: Who is this?
Me: this is Yolanda Graham She kept quiet for some time Me: hello???
Her: sorry I’m still here. Oh my God it’s so good to hear your voice. I’m Candice Yolanda Mason. I’m your mother
I chuckled. Ahhh this person had jokes for days. What did she mean she was my mother? My mother is Ester and she was a nurse so I don’t know who this woman is. Her: Yolanda
Her: how are you baby?
Me: what do you mean you my mother?
Her: baby where are you? Can we meet and talk?
Me: how do I know that you really are my mother and this is not some trick?
Her: the fact that you calling me should give you all these answers to the questions you have
Me: I found your number in a letter addressed to my father
Her: how is Carl anyway?
Me: he’s dead
She kept quiet for a while
Me: anyway I called because I was curious. Bye Candice
Her: Yolanda please
Her: where are you? Can we meet up for lunch?
Me: I’m in Carli
Her: I’ll be flying in tomorrow morning then
Me: flying in?
Her: I live in New York
I hit my forehead. Of cause she did because that’s the return address written on the mail. Me: ok bye
Her: thank you for calling me
Me: who is Yonda?
Her: that’s your twin baby
Me: I don’t have a twin
Her: yes, you do. He’s studying at Harvard
***End of PC***
I ended the call. All this was too much for me to be having the conversation via phone call. I have a twin brother. My real mother lives in New York. What sick twisted joke is this? I read some of the letters and they weren’t much just her checking up on me and asking pictures of me and stuff and her telling dad about Yonda and how much he has grown and stuff. And then there was one letter addressed to me. it read “Dear Yolanda. I know I wasn’t the best father to you guys and I am sorry. Yola I know I wasn’t there for you when you needed me the most and I know that I could have done something to at least save you from the suffering but I didn’t and there’s no excuse as to why I didn’t do something either than me being a terrible father. I wasn’t blind, I saw the change of
clothes, the change of personality and everything else and I’m sorry you went through that. You and your sister deserve better. I know you smart and I know that you will find a way out of that house for you and your sister. There’s a guy named Tobias Evans, he does your mother’s accounting and mine too and I have asked him to take care of you and your sister and cater to everything you two might ever need. He’s a great guy and I know that you are in safe hands where he is concerned. I saved up enough to set you and your sister up for until you are done with university and have a stable job. In this box you will find letters from your real mother, Ester is Ivy’s mother and I’m sorry you had to find out this way. Your real mother’s number is written in one of the letters and she will explain to you everything that happened in the past leading to the separation of you and your twin. I love you baby and please tell Ivy I
am truly sorry for everything.” the letter made me so mad. I found myself tearing it into pieces. So me meeting Toby was orchestrated by my parents. They planned it all, he’s not some good Samaritan. Good Samaritans don’t exist in this day and age, how was I so stupid anyway? I should have known something was wrong. I called Miso. He always has a way of calming me down when I’m like this.
Him: hey Buttercup
I just cried realizing just how much I missed him and needed him right now. Miso always came running when I called him crying or had a nightmare and he would just comfort me and make me feel better. With him it didn’t matter what the time was or whether he had to go to class, he just came to my rescue
Him: Buttercup are you crying? Please don’t cry now
Me: I jus… I just miss you so much
Him: I miss you too Buttercup
Me: when are you coming back?
Him: next weekend. There’s the reading of the
will and stuff
Me: oh ok
Him: talk to me. what’s going on?
Me: she’s not my mother He kept quiet for a while
Him: I’m sorry to hear that Buttercup
Me: I’m a twin
He chuckled and so did I Him: is she as hot as you? Me: it’s a he Miso
Him: boring. Here I was thinking we could have a threesome
I laughed and so did he. Miso though Him: and she laughs!
Me: screw you!
Him: at least you laughing so we good
Me: just come back already. there’s a lot we
need to talk about
Him: am I in trouble?
Me: of cause not. I just need my bestie that’s all
Him: and you have him all to yourself. So what about your real mother?
Me: I called her and she said we should meet up tomorrow. She lives in New York
Him: so if you two hit it off does that mean you’ll move to NY and leave me here? I chuckled
Me: of cause not. I doubt we’ll hit it off
Him: I think you will. I think you going to love her Me: I feel like my life was planned out for me and I’m just acting a scene in it
Him: is that such a bad thing?
Me: my meeting Toby was planned out by my parents. How do I just get over that?
Him: had you not met Toby then you wouldn’t
have met me. Something good came out of this
play you in
Me: I guess
Him: cheer up. Dress to kill tomorrow and make that woman see what she missed out on I laughed
Him: so what did you and Boobie speak about?
Me: I didn’t speak to Boobie
Him: I know she called you. She’s the only one who would figure out my password. Mom knows it but she wouldn’t call you and talk this long with you
Me: ok fine you got me. but ask her what we spoke about
Him: I’m asking you Buttercup
Me: she was giving me a life lesson based on her experiences
Him: fine I believe you
Me: cause that’s all there is to know
Me: Nguwe Wedwa
Him: Nguwe Wedwa
I found myself blushing
Him: still don’t know what it means?
Me: nope. I just love how it sounds
Him: of cause you do. It means you the only one
Me: I’m the only one who what?
Him: does it matter?
Me: fine I’ll let you be
Him: good girl. When I get back we going to
Him: stop asking questions. Bye Buttercup
Me: bye Bubbles
***End of PC***
After the call with Miso I felt a little better. At ease than before. I took out the letters and read
them and there wasn’t much either than mom asking about my sister Ivy and the step mother she deserted me to. She seemed to be in love with my father and she was married to some guy name Ethan Mason and he’s been dying to meet me, she was pleading dad to bring me to NY so that my step daddy and twin could meet me but seems like my dad didn’t want any of that so eventually she stopped begging him in the letters. The last letter she sent was from before dad died. Toby sent me a text asking me to meet up with him for breakfast but I flatly ignored his text.