Part 144 (sabreen)

Tony williams sat on a rock nearby watching over his friends from a distance. He had instictively decided to go on this roadtrip with them because of their insistence. But looking back at how the days had passed, he was ever so glad that he made this decision.

There hadnt been much network for most of the trip since they were camping out at odd places most of the time. But that seemed to have done him a whole lot of good. Network problems meant less time with technology and that meant more time for himself. Reflection.

Tony had many friends throughout his teenage years. Some who had taken him way off track and made him into a horrible person. A person almost like sam. He cringed at the thought.

If there was anything he didnt want in his life, it was to be like sam. He wanted to be different. Better in every way. And now, watching his friends splashing so carefree in the dirty dam water full of reeds, he was ever so grateful that he had met them all.

These new friends had brought him back to the real world. They made him realise that there was so much more to life than what actually meets the eye. That we need to let go of the past if we want any kind of future for ourselves.

That there was actually a life worth living that didnt involve drugs and alcohol and clubbing. Yes they had fun too, but in different ways. They were spontaneous and did everything at the spur of the moment yet they were all sensible at the same time.

Whats got you so deep in thought and far away from having fun?

His friend ryan asked from behind him before joining him on a rock just above.

Reflection bru.. thats what!

Ryan smiled.

Well then good. Reflection is always good.

They sat in a comfortable silence for a while before tony began talking again.

I really want to make things right. Change things for my sisters and i. Im supposed to be the older brother. The responsible one. Yet ive failed them so many times. I cant remember the last time i spent quality time with sabreen or even the last time alice and i could be around eachother for more than 24 hours without killing eachothe

r.

Ryan put his hand sharply on tonys neck which caught him by surprise.

What the hell dude?

Ryan stood up and laughed..

well you still have a pulse guy.. you still have time to fix things.

And then he walked away.

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Part 143: (nicholas)

Tasha smiled when nick settled in the car. She was honestly and sincerely glad to have her only child with her again. She missed him so much.

Nick however, had an expressionless face. He slumped in the chair and turned his face to look out of the window.

He thought about the conversation that hanzalah and him just had. He marvelled at the wisdom and strength that hanzalah had despite them being around the same age. Hanzalah was right.. God..  whoever He was… had made things happen for a reason.

You cant change what happened nicholas. So theres no reason to keep beating yourself up about it. Pray to God for forgiveness and move on. Your future is upto you. Its upto you to choose to make things better with your family and to be successful. Dont mess up again. God is giving you another chance. You mess up this time… you dont know if He will give you any more chances again.

Leaving hanzalahs home was bittersweet. Nick would never before have thought that he would need the geekiest kid in school.

The closer they got to home, tight knots formed in nicks tummy.

Going home brought back terrible memories of that night. Of the fear he felt. Of everything that was just so wrong.

Tasha sensed this and put a comforting hand on nicks.

Its all going to be okay nicky… i will stand by you all through the way okay?

Nick reluctantly stepped off the car and followed tasha into the house like a lost puppy.

It felt worst than he expected being inside the house and nick suddenly felt the urge to puke. He was feeling suffocated in this supposed to be huge house.

You hungry?

You must be… im sure you havent ate anything in days…

Nick shook his head.

I just ate.

There was an uncomfortable silence in the air before tasha took a deep breath and pulled nick to the lounge.

Come on son. Theres alot we need to talk about.

Nick looked around.

Wheres tom? He know im back here?

It was tashas turn to shake her head.

No. He doesnt. The 2 of us are not exactly on speaking terms

Trouble in paradise?!

Nick muttered.

She took both of nicks hands in hers..

Son! Please talk to me. Tell me whats going on?

Nick shrugged.

Whats there to tell?

Everything! Start at the beginning. Tell me where i went wrong!

I dont know mum. I was just lonely i guess. I needed to fit in. You were always too busy to care anyway.

But i gave you everything you needed_

Yeah?and what did i need? Money? Expensive clothes? The latest in technology? Is that what you thought i needed?

Wasnt it?

Nick laughed sarcastically and shook his head..

you dont get it do you?

It was silent for a while. Both in their own thoughts.

Youre always too busy for me mum. We dont ever do things as a family. We dont even eat together. You never ask about my day. You never care to find out if im alright. You only ever cared about yourself, your work and tom.

Thats not true nick. I care alot about you. You are my life.

Well then maybe you just dont know how to show you care. Maybe if you were there for me i wouldnt have turned to all the wrong avenues to feel wanted.

I see what youre doing here nick. You looking for someone to blame for the wrong youve done right? And who else to blame but me!

Well i think you both are to blame actually.

Both nick and tasha turned around to find tom standing at the door. In all their talk they hadnt heard him come in.

Tom dropped his broefcase carefully down and casually walked into the room. He sat down on the sofa infront of tasha and nick.

Whatever you did nick, was wrong and no-one is to blame for your recklessness but yourself.

He turned his focus to tasha.

And youre wrong too. Nick is right. Youre too involved in work and in yourself that you end up unintentionally neglecting those around you who care. You were such a different woman when i married you. You were fun and entertaininh and i loved spending time with you. But then you took up longer hours at work… and it wasnt even necessary becausr i earn enough to support all 3 of us and more. And you started becoming worse to be around. And im sure nick feels the same way. That youve adopted your work as your everything. When was the last time weve just been out as a family? Together?

Nicks at that age where he doesnt want to be seen with us anyway.

And what age is that?

Tom asked.

Because according to the way i was brought up, youre never too old for family time.

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Part 142: (sabreen)

“So why did sam initially say that there was a break in at the house?” Mike asked hilda. He was confused and didnt know what to believe. It all seemed too far-fetched and coming from beth and sam it was most likely not to make any sense.

Hilda sighed.. “he said cos he couldnt tell me about beths heavy addiction and sleeping around…”

“I hope you dont mind that im going to be at the hospital with her until things are sorted?”

Mike shook his head… “no…. shes your sister…but please be careful sweetheart. I cant see you getting hurt by her anymore.”

The next morning hilda was up and gone before everybody even woke up.

Sabreens eyes fluttered open and the only thing she could think about was confronting hilda and mike. She climbed out of bed and rushed to the bathroom to freshen up and brush her teeth. Once she had her hair tied and neatened up, she headed downstairs. She found mike sipping his coffee with the newspaper infront of him.

“Morning…” she said nervously.

Mike set the paper down and smiled warmly at sabreen.
“Hey sweety… u sleep well?”

Sabreen nodded and then looked around..
“Wheres aunt hilda?”

“She had to leave early to be back at the hospital in time. She wanted to miss the early morning traffic going out that way.”

Sabreens face showed disappointment and mike noticed.
“Whatsup breeni? You wana talk to me?”

She hesitated for a while.

“Go on… you know you can talk to me!”
Mike thought it might have something to do with beth being in hospital. But sabreen wasnt bothered about that in the least.

“I.. i wanted to speak to you and aunt hilda together about something important.”

Mike looked at her expectantly.. “what is it breeny?” His face full of concern.

“Well i… uh.. i was just thinking… erm..”
She fiddled with the loose piece of cotton from her pyjama sleeve.
“I was wondering if i could erm… maybe go and stay with alice for the holiday. Its getting kinda lonely around here since aunt hilda is away all day.”

Mikes expression relaxed.. and his lips curled into a smile… “is that all you needed to ask?”

“Err.. kinda…”

“But isnt alice on campus all day? Youll still be alone all day there”

Yeah… but i was thinking of… erm… maybe getting a…a…a job for the holidays..

Mike raised an eyebrow…

a job?

Sabreen looked down and nodded.

What sort of job?

At one of the restaurants in the mall. Its a burger place. Theyre looking for staff for the holidays cos theyre quite busy and short staff.

But youve never worked before?!

Sabreen lost hope. All these questions meant that mike was going to refuse. She should just give it up. She sighed and got up to make herself some breskfast.

Youre right uncle mike. Its silly to even think about it. Im sorry for bothering you with my silly thoughts. I guess the boredom is just getting to me.

Mike held her wrist as she walked past him.

I didnt say no young lady. I just want to make sure you know what youre doing and that youre doing it for the right reasons. Im actually proud of you for wanting to take this step. I never thought this day would come…

A smile spread across her face.

Really?

She squealed in excitement.

Her smile and excitement was contagious. He began to smile too. Mike looked up at the clock and then back at sabreen.

What you say… you spend today packing up your stuff to take with to alice and i will drop you off early tomorrow morning before work?

i wouldve dropped you today but i wont make it for work if i do.

Sabreen leapt into his arms….

Thank you sooo much uncle mikey… youre the best.. but…

She stood back up.

We havent spoken to aunt hilda yet. What if she disagrees?

You leave that upto me okay?

Mike got up, ruffled sabreens hair and headed off for work.

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