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Levi’s Love – Chapter 7: Levi

AUTHOR: Francesco Nassimbeni

PUBLISHER: FunDza Literacy Trust

LANGUAGE: English

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They beat me up. Badly. Songezo kicks my head. Once, twice, I don’t know how many times. All I see is a shoe coming toward me again, again, again, again – a hammer.

I make no sound. I am in too much pain to speak.

Mdu watches.

After a kick to my stomach, which makes me fold in half, Mdu says, “Give it a rest bra. He’s learnt his lesson.”

Moffie,” hisses Songezo as he looks down on me.

His face looks like murder, a mask. Spit forms on his lips. He lets a thick blob of spit fall onto me. It lands, plop on my cheek.

I begin to cry.

“I don’t wanna hear this moffie cry,” says Mdu, sounding bored.

Songezo looks like he has been hunting, and someone has stopped him suddenly, as he is about to throw a spear. He wants to go on.

But he decides against it. Maybe Mdu has persuaded him.

“If you tell anyone about this, moffie,” he says, and he speaks slowly, in a threat that makes my skin crawl, “I will slit your moffie throat. Do you understand me?”

I do nothing.

He kicks me again, this time in the chest. I cry out. I am in agony.

Do you understand me!?” he bellows, like a bull.

“Dude, chill,” says Mdu.

“Shut up!” he yells, swinging round to glare at Mdu. “Don’t tell me you’re like David, a moffie-lover?”

Mdu holds up his hands in resignation. I can tell he thinks this has gotten messy and he wants to leave.

“Let’s just get out of here bra,” he says to Songezo, pulling on his jacket.

Songezo’s eyes are fixed on me like a curse. “Remember – a word to anyone, and you’re dead. Not beaten up. Not hurt. Dead.”

They leave. They slam the door.

I lie in the dark. I’m bleeding – I don’t know how much. I can’t see. I can’t breathe.

Maybe life is not worth it, having to fight to exist like this.

I taste blood in my mouth. I pass out.

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Tell us: What should Levi do about this assault?

10 Responses

  1. he should report it and take self defense classes

    Leonore
    14 Jan 2017 at 11:58
  2. Levi must lay charges to these heartless cruel creatures.

    PhiLlip
    13 Jan 2017 at 10:13
  3. Go train Kung Fu like in the movies then pay revenge.

    bongumusa
    11 Jan 2017 at 09:44
  4. Levi should lay charges against these heartless,cruel monsters

    Snoh
    5 Jan 2017 at 18:00
  5. Levi should report them to the authorities because if he doesn’t the “pattern” will continue and they’ll continue to inflict him with pain and suffering till they eventually murder him in cold blood. Songezo doesn’t have a heart!

    queen_cisca
    3 Jan 2017 at 16:32
  6. lay charges.

    boipelo
    1 Jan 2017 at 09:34
  7. I think Levi should get a gun and kill them once n for all he iz being treated like a dog for being him self hay I really think that mdu and songezo do not deserve a second chance or to live

    Khululiwe
    31 Dec 2016 at 16:26
  8. Report it to the police station

    Hani Mosia Innocentia
    30 Dec 2016 at 18:21
  9. Just report it Levi.

    Ontlametse
    30 Dec 2016 at 13:56
  10. 👀👀👀😢😢👂 well LEVI should do something about this matter before he loses teeths or dead ,like reporting them to the nearest 👮👮Police station cz these nitwits really don’t like Him,

    HE SHOULD ASK DAVID TO ACCOMPANY HIM TO THE 👮POLICE Station OR GO TO SOCIAL WORKER IN THE COMMUNITY 😇 #WORRIED 😢 #BULLING MUST FALL 👎👎👎👎 #DAVID DO SOMETHING TO THIS WACK NITWITS GANG #POOR LEVI 🙌🙍

    @FLOW-PRO🐝🐝🐝 AKA Punch TO the punctual

    Flow-pro
    30 Dec 2016 at 11:29

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