**”Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem”
-in the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful-**
Sabreen was restless for the remaining part of the day. She had to ask hilda and mike for their opinion about working at the restaurant and staying with alice for the holidays.
They’re usually cool like that, but sabreen had an iSsue with asking. She was always afraid that people would refuse her.
So she thought about how she would ask them. And of possible reasons why they may say no.
Mike was home from work before hilda got home from the hospital.
“Hey sweetheart…. Are you all good?”
Sabreen nodded with a pleasant smile.
“What ya do today?”
Sabreen shrugged.. “Nothing really. Was a little boring. But I’m just glad the days over”
She didn’t want to touch on the subject of working right now. She wanted mike and hilda to be together when she brought it up. But she did make a point to let mike know how bored she was throughout the day.
Once mike freshened up, the 2 of them set the table and warmed up the food for dinner.
“Aunt hilda whatsapped to say that she’s on her way home”
The knot in sabreens tummy tighten at that.
She needed to let loose and be carefree. But the turn of events in her life had made her into the anxious person that she is.
Finally they heard the garage door opening and hildas car driving in.
Its been a long and tiring day for hilda aswel. But looking at her showed hust how bad a day it was.
Hilda looked aged and her eyes were red. Probably from excessive crying.
“Hi darling…” Mike said cautiously.
“Hey!” Hilda forced out.
Sabreen felt the thick tension in the room and thought of leaving for a while to give them their space.
“The foods warm. I’m sure you’re starving honey.”
“Nah… I’m not hungry… Why don’t you guys carry on and eat without me. I’m just going up to have a shower and lay down”
Mike looked sympathetically at hilda.
She just nodded meekly and walked away upstairs.
Mike and sabreen stood around in silence for a while before mike said.
“What you say we eat up and by then aunt hilda will be out of the shower and we can just take a tray of food up for her?”
“Ok” sabreen said and began placing the food on the table.
Mike and sabreen ate in complete silence. Both lost in their own thoughts.
Sabreen was thinking hard about what to do with herself and how she was going to get to speak to the two of them when hilda was so upset.
while mike was terribly worried about his wife. He has never really seen her in this state before. He couldn’t even put a morsel down his throat. He needed to be up there with her to comfort her but he also knew that she probably needed some space.
Sabreen and mike prepared a tray of food and took it up to hildas room after clearing up the dinner table.
Hilda didn’t even look up at them when they entered the room. She was laying on the bed with her eyes closed but she wasn’t asleep.
Sabreen placed the tray down and walked to her room, closing hildas room door behind her.
“Love! What’s wrong? I’ve never seen you like this before.”
Hilda didn’t move. She didn’t open her eyes. But tears began to fall uncontrollably from her closed eyes.
Mike wiped them away with his finger And took her in for a hug. He didn’t ask her again. He allowed her to cry it out. She would tell him when the time is right. She had to. They were always pillars of support for eachother.
I truly truly apologise people. I really don’t have the time to post. Life is quite chaotic and even though its holidays for all of you, some of us are still working full time.
Even now, I’m exhausted and can barely keep my fingers typing or my eyes open. But I just had to type out something for you very loyal readers out there.
Jx for not giving up on me and please bare with me a little longer. I don’t know how much longer though.
Remember me in ur duas.
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