8- Trying

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SARA AKHTAR

I ran after him, but he wasn't crying. I thought he would, but he wasn't. He wanted to, but he was holding it in.

"Are you okay?" I asked him and gave him a hand to hold.

"I wanna cry so bad. But I won't. Because, you know the "law". Men shouldn't cry, because if they do, then they're women."

"Oh come on, don't say that. Many men cry. It's not like they have zero feelings." In that particular moment, a pair of men glanced at us and they were sorta laughing. Ali looked at me with a 'see' face. "But you can. I'M not judging you."

"Either way, I can't help it." And a tear came rolling down his cheek. I had never seen a man cry, but it didn't seem weird. Thank God.

"First let me take Haadi. Then we'll go home and talk about this."

"I don't wanna."

"But you have to."

I ran into the auditorium again, took my brother, dropped him home and went to a park.
We got seated near a pond and started talking.

"I don't think you're gonna like me interfering in your problems but I want to take care of you. I don't want to see you hurt like this again. And I also don't think you're gonna like it when I ask you to forgive your _"

"Forgive my parents?"

"Maybe."

"Can you forgive the guy who hurt you?"

"It's different. He wasn't related to me. They're your parents. They gave birth to you."

"Are you kidding me?! Those people said I embarrassed them! Who says that to their kid?! They never told anyone about my grades because they were ashamed. Obviously I wasn't a very sharp kid. But do you know how hard I tried to become the perfect kid? I did. But I still wasn't good enough! My parents left me because they thought I wasn't worth it! My grandfather believed in me. He made me what I am today, and for that I respect him fully. They want to come back because I'm rich now. If I ever fail again they're gonna leave me just like before. So forgive them? I don't think so."

"I.. I don't know what to say."

"Just say you don't hate me, and don't ever think about me forgiving them. Because I won't."

"I don't hate you and I don't expect you to forgive them. But what about your sister? Why don't you go and meet her?"

"It's not like she's my next door neighbor."

"Lol I know. But why don't you go and meet her? In Australia right?"

"Yeah."

"Just be like, I was here for work. Thought I'd meet you. It's not her fault that your parents did that to you. Maybe she misses you."

"But I don't wanna go alone."

"Ali Khan, are you asking me to fly to Australia with you?"

"Maybe."

"Then I'd love to. But I can't keep my mamma and Haadi alone here."

"Let's take them too."

"You sure?"

"Yeah!"

"Oh my god! We're going to Australia! Together! That's like the biggest relationship step ever!"

"We haven't reached the biggest relationship step yet."

"That is?"

"We'll see."

I went home with a million miles wide smile on my face! The first thing I did, was call my best friend!

"Supp?" I called out from my phone.

"You sound a little.. excited?"

"Yess!"

"Why?"

"Ali and I are going to Australia!"

"What?!"

"Yeah! Mom and Haadi are coming along with us."

"Oh no! Take me with you!"

"I don't know I'll have to ask him. Just wait right here."

I ran back to Ali's with my phone stuck on my ear and I banged his door like a crazy person. He opened with a smile.

"Yeah take her too." Were the only words that came out of his mouth. I think I have to make him to stop being so damn perfect.

"Thankyou so much!"

"You're my girlfriend."

"Huh?"

"Oops."

"Then you're my boyfriend."

"Sounds pretty good to me."

Yay I thought to myself. I wanna get married to him right away.

"He said yes!"

"Yayy! Oh god we need to shop! We're going to Australia!"

"I know!!!!"

We were both shouting like crazy people. Ali booked our flight for the 16th of April. That means 2 days to pack and shop!
I talked with my mom and we discussed about the trip. But the real reason of this trip is not to have fun. It's about Ali. Him meeting his sister, his sister not ignoring him. Him being happy. I hope he gets all of it. I want him to be the happiest man alive and I'll be sure to make that come true.

So that's it! I hope you liked this chapter! Please vote or comment! <3

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