**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
Alice and sabreen gobbled their burgers and fries not caring for a second that people around may be watching and thinking ‘how greedy’ they looked.
They were starved by now.
“That was yum alice! You were right, this place makes some awesome food…” Sabreen complimented.
“If only they weren’t so slow with service. Alice remarked unaware that the manager was standing right behind her.
“I apologise ma’am. We’re actually short staff and having a problem finding people to serve here. We will try our best to rectify this in future.”
Alices faced turned bright red. She fely so embarrassed. She didn’t mean to be so blunt. She was just talking to sabreen.
“No no.. Ehem.. But the foods lovely… I’m a regular here and I know that the service isn’t always bad.”
“Well if you do know of any young girls willing to take up a part time or full time job…. Please pass the word around for us” he said as he winked at them and moved away.
“That.was.so.embarrassing!” Alice whispered to sabreen.
Sabreen tried to keep her laugh in. “Well I’m sure he didn’t take too much of offence.. He did wink at you after all.”
Alices blush increased…
“So is that why you’re a regular here sis?” Sabreen asked mischievously.
“NO!” Alice said a little too quickly.. “Are you crazy? Their foods just awesome. That’s all! And my lifes too crazy sometimes to cook and its honestly no fu cooking for just one person.”
“Where is tony anyway? Howcome he’s never around?” Sabreen turned serious.
Alice threw her hands up in the air.. “Who knows? Who cares?”
“Does he ever come home?” Sabreen asked.
“Yeah… If coming home drunk and wasted counts as coming home… Then yeah he does some times. Or maybe he comes when I’m at campus… I don’t really know and the less I see of tony, the better cos otherwise we just fight.” Alice confided.
“But he needs help alice.. Before its too late.” Sabreen said.
“Pft.. Try telling him that!” Alice replied. “You still want some ice coffee? ”
“No way! I’m stuffed.. Maybe another time.. I’m sure you’d love to come back here again… ” Sabreen joked.
They paid the bill and were on their way back to alices apartment when alice suddenly said…
“Hey! I just had an idea…”
“What? You wana go back for ice coffee?” Sabreen said sarcastically and giggled.
Alice swatted her arm and rolled her eyes… “No bozo!”
“Then what?” Sabreen asked interested.
“Why don’t you take the job at the restaurant part time? Like maybe on weekends or something? In that way, you can stay with me and keep me company…. And you get to make some extra bucks!” Alice was so excited at her idea.
Sabreen shook her head rapidly.. “NO way!!! Do you know me?”
“Duh!! That’s why I think its a great idea!” Alice beamed.
Sabreen just shook her head.. The rest of the ride home was silent.
That evening sabreen made 2 huge bowls of popcorn and the 2 of them sat up switching from channel to channel and when they were bored of the TV, decided to switch off and talk till the wee hours of the morning.
They didn’t even realise how late it was until again there was a loud knock at their apartment door.
At first they both jumped but then alice calmed sabreen down.. “Its probably just your crazy brother again, he has a habit of losing his house keys.. Chill! I’ll get it!”
Sabreen stayed behind in the bedroom while alice went to open for tony… Or atleast she thought it was him, until she opened the door to find someone else instead.
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