**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
Before the phone could even start ringing, sabreen put it off.
‘ What am I doing? What am I supposed to tell her? What if she doesn’t even remember who I am?’ She thought to herself.
She shook her head at how silly she was being and retreated back to her room.
She lay back on the bed in the same position she was for most of the morning..
‘I desperately need a life. I cannot possibly sit around like this everyday’
Its the holidays and sabreen was supposed to be out of the country on a grand holiday. Usually its not a problem because she’s occupied with school work and the lessons that her tutor comes home to give.
She contemplated unpacking her bags. It will give her something to do… But then A light bulb switched on in her head and she once again jumps off the bed and runs to the phone.
sabreen picks it up and dials, but the phone just rings and rings. She tries for a second time but it continues to ring until it reaches voicemail.
Despondent, sabreen puts the phone back down but before she could turn around and go back to her room again, it rings and startles her.
She doesn’t like answering the phone. She always had a worry that beth or sam would be calling. But today she was alone and had no other option but to answer.
“Hey breeni! I had my phone on silent because I was in a lecture and forgot to change it after I was done. Sorry, I missed your call.”
“Its cool.. What are you doing?” Sabreen let out a sigh of relief.
“I was just heading out to grab some food. You?”
Sabreen giggled.. “you mean a hamburger? From that take away again?”
Alice giggled and sabreen could picture her rolling her eyes with a slight blush to her cheeks.
“I’m actually hoping you’re going down there. ” Sabreen said seriously.
“Cos… I’ve been thinking… Since my holidays are all spoilt now and aunt hildas not going to be around since…. You know what…. Maybe I should occupy myself this holiday. Maybe I should take on that offer your friend put forward.”
“My friend?hah!…. But Will you manage breeni? You’ve never ever worked anywhere before.”
They both knew that sabreen had a problem of lack of self confidence and there’s a lot of people that come in to the restaurant everyday.
“I know… But I could try… And if it doesn’t work out, atleast I tried?”
“Okay. Why don’t you talk to aunt hilda and uncle mike today and see what they say?… I could use some company right now since your brothers gone all MIA”
“Ok love you……. I’ll speak to them late tonight and see if they agree”
“Breeni!” Alice stopped her from hanging up.
“How are you?”
Sabreen giggled.. “You’re supposed to ask me how I am in the beginning of the conversation. Not the end alice”
“You know what I mean… How are you about beth and…. You know, your holiday having being cancelled and stuff?”
Sabreen sighed “what can I do? They’ll haunt me for the rest of my life. No matter where I am or what I do…”
“Are you going to… You know.. Go to the hospital to see her?” Sabreen asked carefully.
“Never! I hate her.. I hate them both and whatever she’s going through… She deserves every bit of it. I don’t get why aunt hilda had to play mother theresa in all this. After everything she did. ”
“I guess that’s aunt hilda. She’s just a good person. As long as she’s not forcing us into anything.”
“Ok, I’ll call you later k… I’m at the restaurant now”
“Have fun!” Sabreen giggled and they both knew what she meant.
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