Asad’s outfit arrived and he dressed up for the party. His parents were busy with the guests. Aqila dressed up with her hijab perfectly worn, but Asad didn’t like her outfit, he asked Elizabeth to spare Aqila one of her beautiful gowns.
Elizabeth tried to object as she thinks Aqila is a poor beneficiary of the Ahmeds. Finally, She gave in and gave Aqila a long flared blue gown to wear and Asad thanked her. Aqila still wore her hijab and Asad tried to convince her to remove it, but she told him if removing the hijab will make her eligible for his part, she rather not attend at all and stay put in her bedroom. Aqila left for her bedroom in anger while Asad returned back to the party.
It’s been 30 minutes the party started and Aqila hasn’t come yet. Asad thought she was kidding earlier, he left to look for Aqila who was in her bedroom. Asad walked into her bedroom.
‘You? What are you doing in my bedroom?
‘I was worried so I thought of finding you, here you a doing nothing reasonable. Look, it’s my party, don’t ruin it, got it?
“So, I’m ruining your party?
‘Yes, mum keeps on asking me where you are. Please do this one thing otherwise….
‘I’ll kiss you so hard, trust me, I’m a good kisser ‘
‘You’re kidding right?
‘You are just pulling my legs ‘
Asad drew closer to Aqila, he put his hand round her waist and drew her closer to his cheat, slightly touched her lips with his hand. He brought his lips closer to kiss her when they heard a knock at the door. Aqila quickly withdrew and removed her hijab.
Asad was pleased, he took her hand and they left the room. Elizabeth and Gamila were outside Aqila’s room, Gamila was happy to see them together, Elizabeth wasn’t happy at all. They all returned back to the party. Aqila’s parents were present at the party. The party ended quite late. Asad slept in as he was tired from the party. Aqila had come to serve him some juice .
Aqila placed his laundry in his wardrobe. She tried cleaning up his bedroom when her bracelet fell off when she tried to wiping some sweat off her face. She started looking for it only to see it lying on the bed, close to Asad.
She tries getting the bracelet when Asad’s hand shifted her hand which made her lose her balance, and she fell on him. This woke Asad up as he felt something on him. He was surprised to see her on him. Aqila sat up immediately and apologized, then she realized that Asad wasn’t putting on any shirt. She tries leaving the bed when Asad held her back.
‘Sabah el’ keir (good morning)’
‘Salami, I’ll have to go back to the kitchen, I brought your clothes and some juice for you ‘
‘Thanks, I wanted to ask you why you are here, but that’s ok. Go ahead then. Serve breakfast, I’ll be down soon ‘
‘Uh… Where’s Elizabeth? Hope she had a good night sleep?
‘I haven’t seen her this morning ‘
‘Ok, You go ahead, I’ll join you soon ‘
Aqila left for the kitchen while Asad left for his bathroom. After breakfast, Asad and Elizabeth left for some shopping. Asad got some clothes for Aqila as requested by his mum. After dinner, Aqila brought some warm milk as usual for Asad. She saw the shopping bags and asked Asad if she is to put them away in his wardrobe.
‘May I put this away uncle?
‘Put what away? Ah, I totally forgot. It’s yours. Mum asked me to pick out some new outfits for you. C’mon try them on’
‘For me? Thanks, but uncle, these are Elizabeth’s kind of clothes ‘
‘Yeah so? Try them out’
‘But uncle, how can I wear this?
‘More argument. Seems like you are pretty good at argument. You should be a lawyer girl. Can’t do something very simple? Try them out, no more arguments, unless I should do what I wanted to do to you last night if you actually have a good memory ‘
‘What were you trying to do to me last night?
‘Wanna play tough? Kiss. I wanted to kiss you
‘Seems like you need a kiss ‘
‘Sorry, I’ll try them out’
Aqila left with the clothes, she changed into a beautiful short and sleeveless red gown. She was shy as the gown was too short. Asad stoop in amusement.
‘I must confess Missy, You look pretty good in that dress, nice. Check the next one ‘
Nay, I can’t wear another one toner, in fact, I feel so sleepy. Good night uncle. Take care of these’
‘You are leaving? What should I do with these?
‘Give them to miss Elizabeth ok, bye’
Aqila quickly left Asad’s room, while he stood there surprised. He dropped the bag and returned back to his bed.
It seems like Aqila can’t sleep that night as she recalled the past and recent events between her and Asad and discovered that they have changed. She recalled the night he tried to kiss her and tonight he got such dress.
For some seconds she couldn’t take her eyes off the dress. Seems like she likes it, just that it’s too short for her. ‘Why do ladies wear such outfits? She mumbled to herself before falling asleep.
Grrrrrrrrringgggg, the alarm has been ringing for ages. Aqila sluggishly sat up, sniffed a bit and slowly opened her eyes.
‘Ouch, the sun is too bright this morning. What’s the time? I need to make breakfast. Oh my God 8:30 am! I slept in. Why Asad, why? Why did you run through my mind last night. Mother won’t be happy ‘
Aqila quickly left for the kitchen, she was pretty late as everyone has already had their breakfast. Asad has already left for the office. Mrs Gamila asked Aqila to get ready as they were going for grocery shopping. Aqila had her breakfast, took her bath and dressed up.
Gamila and Aqila left for the mall. After the grocery shopping, Gamila decided to shop for some clothes. She feels it’s necessary to buy more new clothes for Aqila for Asad to get attracted to her. Aqila tried to object, but as usual, she has to obey her mother-in-law. Gamila picked some beautiful outfits for Aqila.
After shopping, they had lunch at a top restaurant. Aqila bumped into her high school classmate, they were never friends. She’s Lina, who always get on Aqila’s nerves. Lina looked quite surprised to see Aqila looking quite nice, she became more surprised when she saw her getting into an expensive car with Gamila, she couldn’t believe her eyes.
Aqila and Gamila got home quite early and both made dinner. Not long Asad and his father got back from work. Aqila took Asad’s bag to his room and Asad followed her. She dropped his bag and left to get him a glass of water, Asad thanked her and left to have his bath.
Asad joined them for dinner. After dinner, Aqila cleared the table. Asad had come to the kitchen to grab a glass of warm milk.
‘You are here uncle? Why?
‘I need a glass of warm milk’
‘Sorry, I’ll bring it to your bedroom in a jiffy’
‘You we’re down so late this morning, why?
‘That’s because… Uhmm.. Well.. Nothing. I just slept in ‘
‘Really? Everyone was quite surprised. I wonder why’
‘That’s because I don’t sleep in. I’m always up early, unlike you that gets woken up by either me, your mum or a maid’
‘You sound quite angry, why? Is everything ok?
‘Look uncle, I have so much to do. I have to finish these and go to bed’
‘Who’s there? Any maid there?
‘Yes sir, you called sir?
‘Yes, you finish these up. Let’s go jelly fish ‘
‘Don’t you trust me?
‘How can i, when you have changed into some other person. This isn’t you at all’
‘I didn’t change, I just matured. Am I not allowed to mature? C’mon jelly, I’m still uncle Asad’
‘Really? Ok, where are we going to?
‘To my bedroom ‘
‘What? No way! That’s crazy’
‘Trust me ok? Let’s go. C’mon crazy girl’
Aqila and Asad left for Asad’s bedroom. Asad and Aqila played some old time games, until it was pretty late. Aqila was surprised how time went so fast. It was 2am. She pleaded with Asad to let her go to bed.Asad agrees if she beats him at the game.
Aqila had no option but to agree. They played one more time and Aqila lost to Asad. While Asad was thinking of a punishment for her, he noticed her dozing off. He gently carried her to his bed and packed up the games. He laid a blanket on the floor, took another to cover himself. He slept off after admiring Aqila for a while