- Adult Baby
So…I have had a bit of a pause, and Mommy and I are carefully planning how I can move down to Cape Town as soon as possible. Even before I find a job there, I am not actually earning much here, and my boss agrees that I can do almost all the work he needs of I work remotely. The whole situation in South Africa is really complicated and very scary right now. Our vaccinations are being rolled out really slowly (Mommy has had her first jab, bu I need to wait a bit longer. But then we have had a whole lot of problems after our former President was sent to jail. His supporters have been rioting and then looting, starting off in Durban, but the riots have spread to here. We had several nights where I was really scared, with gunshots and sirens going all night. I have had my door locked and bolted, and even kept my lights dimmed so no one would know that anyone was in. But I have an old friend coming to stay here for a while. Thandie lives in one of the worst townships, and has had an awful life. Being a lesbian is doubly dangerous in those areas. Gangs of men are known to attack lesbians, even in their own home and rape them, to “cure” them of homosexuality. It is called corrective rape. It really happens. With the rioting there is more and more lawlessness happening, and she phoned me out of the blue, scared for her life. We used to have a relationship several years ago, and she knows about my little side, but it was actually part of why the relationship stopped as she finds it all a bit strange and not a turn on at all. Plus, back then she was still a heavy drug user, and I was trying to get myself clean. So she is coming to stay, and then she will keep an eye on things when I leave for Cape Town. I know I will feel better if she is here too, as I won’t be so jumpy all on my own. She is a real tough cookie, but has had to deal with some awful stuff In her life. I have made up a bed for her and put most of my little stuff away, so she doesn’t get weirded out too much. But I can’t wait until she gets here. I have never heard her sound so terrified. I even said she could come before asking Mommy. Mommy knows all about her (and therefore her and me!), but She immediately agreed that we had to get Thandie to safety first. She will be safe here and then I know my flat will be safe too, when I leave.