The Rich Mistress

THE RICH MISTRESS

by

NTEBO LAURETTA MORUDU

EXT. MODERN DUPLEX SUBURBIA HOUSE – EVENING. Vivian was on her balcony looking at the sunset. She had on a T-Shirt and her lace underwear. A dark man sensually approached her from behind and placed his hands around her. She welcomed the kisses that he placed on her neck. She closed her eyes and relished the feeling. She slowly turned and started to kiss him. She murmured,

VIVIAN

Lets go to the bed and finish this.

He stopped and looked at her. Making a regretful facial gesture.

STHEMBISO

I am sorry, it is getting late. I have to go and catch a taxi before they end.

VIVIAN

(sighing)

Okay, let us get dressed slowly and I’ll drop you at home later.

STHEMBISO

No, I need to catch a taxi.

VIVIAN

I do not mind taking you home.

STHEMBISO

I do mind. I do not want to be caught in my boss’s car after hours. People talk.

VIVIAN

Do we care

(laughing at the thought)

STHEMBISO

I do care. In my culture it is considered inappropriate to be dropped off by a woman, or having a woman do things for you.

VIVIAN

We are dating, and I love you, that is what lovers do.

STHEMBISO

Really? Are we really dating? I thought this was all fun.

VIVIAN

Fun?

(her jaw dropping)

STHEMBISO

Woman like you do not date, right? I thought this was only about me satisfying you sexually.

VIVIAN

Woman like me? What does that connote?

STHEMBISO

Please stop using big words, I told you I hate to go to the dictionary after I’ve had a conversation with you.

VIVIAN

What-do-you-mean?

STHEMBISO

I thought this was a job too. You give me ama-bonuses and I satisfy you in ways no man can.

(he approached and touched her sex)

She pushes him away,

VIVIAN

I think you should leave. I do not want you to be late.

STHEMBISO

Yini? Are we now fighting?

VIVIAN

No, I am an adult who can take a hint.

STHEMBISO

Miss Vivian, I cannot be your boyfriend. I cannot afford a woman like you. Mbeke, I am a general worker. And you are famous, on TV defending white people with money.

VIVIAN

Yeah, I am pretty expensive. Anyway, thank you for the sex.

STHEMBISO

Ok I am leaving, see you at work.

(while walking away)

…could you open the gate for me please.

VIVIAN

Yeah

(following him)

INT. MODERN SUBURBIA DUPLEX HOUSE, VIVIAN’S BEDROOM – NIGHT. Her phone is on the bed and it is ringing. Vivian hurriedly walks towards her bed after a shower and realising her phone is ringing.

VIVIAN

Moshi, moshi!

SBUSISO

O genki desuka?

VIVIAN

Watashiwa daijōbudesu, arigatō

SBUSISO

You don’t sound fine, my lady.

VIVIAN

I am fine, and practicing Japanese on me is not going to work for you because I do not even know Japanese.

SBUSISO

It does not matter, you’ll learn to. What is bothering you?

VIVIAN

Am I high maintenance?

SBUSISO

Is that a trick question?

VIVIAN

No, just want your honest answer.

SBUSISO

You are who you are lady. Your fame and fortune does make you pretty much high maintenance. Where is this coming from?

VIVIAN

Sthembiso refused blatantly to be my boyfriend.

SBUSISO

Hee! What? Ugirl is crazy, why would you want your lowlife fuckboy to be your boyfriend?

VIVIAN

What are you saying?

SBUSISO

Honey, you do not ask the trash man to be the main man. The main man must have influence and status like you.

VIVIAN

That sounds shallow Sbu!

SBUSISO

You shallow bitch! Ah-no, you are going with this the wrong way. The fuckboy is supposed to keep you wet till you find the right gentleman who you can introduce to your family. Do not mix these things up. Pronto?

VIVIAN

(sighing)

Yes, I compranto.

SBUSISO

Okay since now we have sorted you out. Lets go clubbing tonight, anyway it is Friday today.

VIVIAN

Where are we going?

SBUSISO

Club Ceaser, I bet there you will find somebody with great taste. See you in twenty.

FADE OUT

EXT. SOUTH OF PRETORIA TOWNSHIP – NIGHT. A woman is busy breastfeeding child, whilst watching an old model television. The iron door screeches as Sthembiso is opening up the door, holding plastics of food in his hand,

NTHABISENG

Ah, you are back.

(beaming at his sight)

STHEMBISO

Ah mmago-boy, how were my two beautiful ladies today.

He lays the plastic on the table and rushes to kiss them,

NTHABISENG

We were fine, but your baby kept on biting my nipples, think she is going to clap and bite all the boys who refuses to do what she tells them.

STHEMBISO

That is good she must assert her authority.

NTHABISENG

Anyway, why are you late today? I thought you were knocking off early.

STHEMBISO

Ah, I just chillax with the guys after work, I am sorry.

Kissing her deeply this time,

NTHABISENG

Ok, but I hope you did not forget nappies,

(standing up to look in the plastics)

He is busy taking off his clothes, and simultaneously turning on the kettle,

NTHABISENG

I saw your boss on TV today.

He halts, and looks down,

STHEMBISO

Hou?

NTHABISENG

Yeah, she is amazing, but she is on the wrong side of the race. That white guy killed his girlfriend on purpose, I cannot believe she just got him acquitted. Anyway, I believe that it is cool that you work for her, phela abantu will be pissed if they find out you are working for her.

STHEMBISO

I told you, there is no need for them to know my business, anyway the woman is a bitch. How do you stand up for the white supremist and colonisers? She clearly lacks history and knowledge.

NTHABISENG

Hou bantu! She’s your boss, be nice.

STHEMBISO

Then what is the use if I cannot tell the truth when I see it?

NTHABISENG

Then what is the use of you being mean, and she firing you and we have no money to support us?

STHEMBISO

Ok fine, I will be nice.

NTHABISENG

Good, just take your bath.

FADE OUT

EXT. CLUB CEASER – NIGHT. Vivian pulls out on the club’s parking by the side of the road, she is driving a brand new 2018 Audi R8 Spyder. The people standing outside and drinking are cheering her on and complimenting her car. She presses the locker which beeps and says her name and thanks her, and the crowd is impressed. She walks past the counter and enters the club. She spots Sbusiso, who is looking at her and smiling broadly.

SBUSISO

E reng Lexus mo ngwaneng!

(twirling in agreement)

She twirls too and laughs,

Did you have to bring your brand-new baby out?

VIVIAN

She refused to stay home. She wanted to see the view. Why? are you jealous?

SBUSISO

You are inappropriate Vivian.

VIVIAN

What? What is the use of having all this money if I cannot spend it and throw shade to my haters at the same time. Do you like?

SBUSISO

She is beautiful just like you today, I hope you catch a man.

Whilst talking, a connoisseur walks towards them, and indicates the VIP section smoothly so.

CONNESIUR

The gentlemen out there says the VIP seat is yours for the rest of the night.

She looks at the direction the connoisseur is pointing and she I disappointed, she fakes a smile at the man and follows the connoisseur to the VIP booth. They sit down, and the connoisseur pours a drink for them.

SBUSISO

I wasn’t expecting that. He’s full of fat and government tender’s money. Him and Fikile Mbalula are same whats-app group.

They both laugh. The man approaches them.

PAT MABOGO

Hope you will enjoy yourself, the booth is on me.

(he smiles)

VIVIAN

Hope yu are not expecting me to repay you, right? Ga ke magosha!

PAT MABOGO

(embarrassed)

Then you and I cannot deal any further. Plus, you look older, excuse the young ones.

(he says whilst indicating that they must leave the boot)

VIVIAN

(she smiles connivingly)

This is my booth, pay better money next time.

The connoisseur returns holding a bulk of money and handing it to Pat. He is unimpressed and leaves in a fit.

SBUSISO

You are a mean bitch, girl!

VIVIAN

I hate men who prey on women. They are disgusting.

(she sips her wine)

She spots a very dark and handsome man. Their eyes meet, and they lock. She smiles, while Sbusiso is nudging her on. She looks away. The man approaches and stands in front of them.

GIVEN

Hey man,

(he looks at Sbusiso)

Vivian is highly impressed at the gut she had. She nudges Sbusiso to the man. Sbusiso walks away with the man, who is busy whispering in his ear.

JUMP CUT. CLUB CEASER – NIGHT. Vivian is sitting by herself in the VIP booth, she is moving to the rhythm of music in the club, she sips her drink and sees Sbusiso coming back to sit down,

SBUSISO

What a total waste of time!

(throwing a tantrum)

VIVIAN

Yini manje?

SBUSISO

He is Bi, and he had the guts to invite me and you over for a three-some.

VIVIAN

(raising her eyes in amazement)

So, he wanted to be fucked and then fuck?

SBUSISO

Viv please, nawe you are being impolite

VIVIAN

It is true though, don’t worry we’ll get lucky one day.

SBUSISO

Hope that day will be today, actually.

Slightly turning his head and sipping his drink. Vivian laughs and takes his hand and leads him to the dance floor.

EXIT.