**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
“Hi… My names kelly..” A preTty red haired girl stood infront of nick with her manicured fingers stretched out for him to shake.
Nick looked at her hand and then at her face and back at her hand unsure of what to do. He’s never touched a girl before in his life.
“But there’s always a first time for everything” the little voice whispered in his head.
Nick took her hand and instead of just shaking it, brought it to his lips and gave it a small peck. He’d seen them do that in movies and lately he’d been dying to try it out.
” And I’m Nick…”
Kelly blushed. ” You’re new here right? Haven’t sEen you around before.”
“Yeah… I actually just moved to town a few months back.” Nick didn’t want to sound like he’s never been to parties before. He wanted to sound cool so he could blend in.
“Well I sure hope this isn’t going to be your last time here.” Kelly flirted.
“Can I get you a drink?” Kelly gestured for the bar in the corner.
“Uh oh nicko… Think. You can’t go into drinking… That’s just way over the limits.” The right side of his brain said.
“But kelly won’t ever want anything to do with you if she knows what a party pooper you are.. And then you’ll be sitting all alone for the rest of the night while everyone around you is having fun.” The left side whispered in defense.
“Nick? Earth to nick?” Kelly joked whilst waving her hands infront of nicks face.
“Huh? Oh sorry. I’m not feeling too good today.” Nick lied. “Just a water will do.. Thanks!”
She looked at nick weirdly “uh.. Ok… Sure”
They both walked over to the bar where kelly ordered ‘her usual’ and a water for nick.
Everyone around seemed to be happy and enjoying themselves. No-one seemed sad or miserable.
“Was this really the life? Was this really the way to happiness?” Nick thought to himself. “Maybe he hadn’t found happiness because he’d been hiding inside his shell and trying to get attention from his mother. Well he sure never found happiness that way. So this must be it.
Nick enjoyed himself to the fullest for the rest of the night. He felt different, more energetic and was the centre of attention. He had everyone laughing their heads off and treating him like he was someone important.
He was enjoying all the attention so much that he completely lost track of time until he casually put his hand in his pocket and felt his phone vibrating.
He pulled it out and noticed 7 misscalls and 3 messages all from his mother and tom.
Crap! The music was so loud that he didn’t even hear his phone and he was having so much fun dancing for the first time in his life that he didn’t feel his phone vibrating either.
He couldn’t answer the call. Tasha was sure to hear all the noise in the background and he doubted that there were any quiet spots where he could escape to answer the call.
It stopped ringing and nick decided to quickly whatsapp back. He looked at the time and it was already 10:45pm. He was meant to be home after the movie.
“Oh well…” Nick thought as he began typing out his message.
“Sorry.didn’t hear phone. Still in movie. 8pm movie sold out and had to watch 10pm one. Gona be late. Will call as soon as done.bye”
“K. Have fun! Get one of the boys to drop u home them, tom and I going to bed now” came tashas reply almost instantly.
“Good! She bought it.. And YES!!!! I can party some more” nick did the happy dance inside.
A person can never find true happiness in wrong things. Any kind of sinful acts gives pleasure only for the moment and only regret will be felt later on.
One evil deed leads to another and another.
Don’t ever try to fit in with everyone else so people can like you. Be yourself and let people love you for who you are.
Peer pressure is something most of our youth face.
As parents, don’t give your child too much of freedom. Rather give them all the love and happiness that money can’t buy.
Feel free to add the lessons that you’ve learnt from todays post.
Ok so inshallah I’m back. But I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post everyday. I will try my best to post as often as I can. Please bare with me and jx for all the duahs and understanding. Jumu’ah mubarak!
Lots of love.. B.A
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