(Thabang’s phone rings. It’s his girlfriend Nthando.)
Thabang: Sorry can I take this call? (Goes to the other room) Hi Nthando.
Nthando: Hello Birthday boy, how are you my love?
Thabang: I am not good because I have not seen you today; I was hoping I would see you earlier.
Nthando: Sorry, I had to go somewhere with my mom and my phone was off. Is it possible that I see you for ten minutes, I have something for you?
Thabang: Uhm… and what is it?
Nthando: You will see it when you are here.
Thabang: Okay I am coming.
Nthando: And don’t forget to bring me cake.
Thabang: (Laughs) Okay sharp.
(He grabs his jacket and quickly puts it on)
Mother: Where are you going now Thabang?
(Goes back to the dining room with a lunch box)
Thabang: A friend of mine is outside, can I cut a slice of cake for my friend?
Father: Why don’t you tell your friend to come inside?
Thabang: The friend is in a hurry, can’t stay.
Mother: Make sure that the friend brings my Tupperware back.
Thabang: Okay Ma.
Mother: I wonder who the girl is that’s driving my son crazy.
Father: She must be just like you; I also couldn’t wait to see you.
Mother: You were supposed to because you couldn’t resist me.
(Thabang and Nthando embrace in a hug)
Nthando: Hello my love, my mom will kill me if she finds out that I am not at home. I had to come spend some time with you since it’s your birthday.
Thabang: I also couldn’t wait to see you. Here is your cake.
Nthando: Thanks, and I can also keep the Tupperware?
Thabang: (Laughs) No. My mom will me kill me, she told me to bring it back.
Nthando: Don’t worry I will bring it back my love.
Thabang: So you said you have something for me?
Nthando: Close your eyes (Nthando kisses Thabang)
Tell us: What do you think of Thabang keeping Nthando a secret from his parents?