Marry me, Victoria!
Dying Miles is prepared to spend the rest of what’s left of his life with Victoria as his wife.
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When Miles (peter sephuma) received news on Monday 28 July that he was dying, he tried his best to remain positive. But after a bleak second diagnosis on Monday 4 August, it’s apparent that his time is up – and who better to spend his last few moments with than his beloved victoria (Molobane Mbatha)?
TIME’S RUNNING OUT
When Miles and victoria hooked up on New Year’s eve last year, a mountain of tension dissolved and it was the beginning of a blossoming romance. After working in the vilakazi household during Miles and Lucilla’s (KB Motsilanyane) marriage, victoria remained in their home after the split. Lucilla wasn’t too pleased that the help was taking her place, but eight months down the line, it seems as if Miles is over exes like Lucilla and sunay (Kelly Khumalo) and his impending death puts things into perspective.
“since his split from Lu in 2012, Miles hasn’t hurried into marriage again. But when he’s told that he’s dying, he decides to make a commitment to the woman who’s pivotal in his life,” peter explains.
so on Thursday 7 August, Miles is ready to make it official and pops the question to an astonished victoria. “Miles realises that victoria isn’t a fly-by-night girl like Lucilla; they’ve established a foundation for a good relationship. Before Miles’s health diagnosis, they were just dating and it was nothing serious. The fact that he’s dying solidifies their relationship,” says peter, adding that victoria “isn’t just another wife he has to go through”.
It also matters that victoria’s the only one who knows about Miles’s condition, so when she finds out on Monday 11 August that he lied to her about his second diagnosis (he told her that he’s fine – naughty boy!), victoria’s less than impressed… especially because she was initially reluctant to accept his proposal.
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER?
peter says that his character “is in love with victoria and knows that she’ll leave him if he continues to keep the truth from those who love him most”. After all, it’s victoria’s persistence that got Miles to tell her initially. But how long before she realises that marrying a dying man isn’t what she signed up for?
Victoria’s shocked when Miles proposes.