**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
“How was your weekend breeni?” Hilda asked sabreen on their way home on sunday evening.
Sabreen had been very quiet for most of the way. She was deep in thought about tony. What was going on with him. And she was very worried about her sister too. So when aunt hilda spoke to her, she snapped out of her train of thought to answer.
“Hmm.. It was uhm.. Okay I guess”
“What did you and alice do this weekend?” Hilda asked since sabreen wasn’t volunteering much.
“Uhm, we just sat up till late catching up and we went out shopping aswel and bought some take outs… Nothing major” sabreen shrugged.
“Okay.. As long as you enjoyed yourself. ”
Hilda and mike exchanged looks… And smiled.
“So sweety… Remember we were talking about a surprise for you the other day?”
Now this got her full attention and excitement…
But before hilda could answer, mike hit the brakes and hooted at the crazy car infront of them. They almost went straight into it. The driver of the car infront decided to suddenly take a turn without any indicators.
They were all startled by this. It had their hearts beating a little too fast.
“Are you okay sabreen?” Mike turned around to ask her, concern etched all over his face.
Sabreen nodded and his eyes went to where she was holding the hand rest of the door so tightly that her fingers were almost white. She let go when she realised and calmed down a little.
She had never been in an accident before and even though this wasn’t an accident, it was pretty much close to one.
“Alice, are you sure you’re okay? Did tony come back home?” Sabreen whispered through the phone once they were settled back home.
“No he hasn’t breeni. I’m really worried about him. But I’m fine. You know I’m a strong person”
“Well you don’t have to always be. You know that you can talk to me, anytime.”
“I know. I miss you already little sis. It was so good to have you again this weekend.”
Sabreen smiled. She missed her sister too. “Its always amazing spending time with you alice”
“Who knows, maybe soon you’ll have to move in with me. And that will be so much fun.”
“Move in with you? Why?”
“Cos… You’ll be working at that ham burger place we went to the other day.” Alice laughed.
“No way! Do you see me being a waitress?ha uh.. and besides, you’re going to be married soon to the owner anyway, then you’ll forget all about me ” sabreen teased and giggled.
“Whatever! Anyway, I’ve got to go do some studying now. I love you!”
“Okay, I need to go too, love you too….!”
Sabreen hung up the call and joined hilda and mike in the kitchen to help prepare supper. They were just having some light foods of chicken wraps and fries.
Sabreen set the table and once the food was ready, they all 3 sat down to enjoy their meal together.
Sabreen smiled to herself as she thought about how life had changed. About how she finally felt like she was part of a family and about how she felt so loved by them. She wouldn’t want it any other way.
But then she thought about beth and sam and wondered how they were. Did they ever think about her? Were they still the same drunk people or had they changed?
Mike cleared his throat, breaking sabreens thoughts again.
“So breeni, what do you say about a trip overseas? New york city actually?”
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