Chapter 7

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Zinar was totally unaware of what was going on. She was busy with school. She hardly spoke with Khalid and the girls had gone back to school. Ahmad was just there. There was nothing, she only remembered him when his topic was brought up. Zainab and her spoke about the nice him, how it felt like talking to a completely different person. But that was almost it.

Time was flying and at the same time if felt slow. They were in their forth year second semester. They couldn't believe how far they had come. Zainab was graduating the next year and Zinar often wondered how it would be if she was gone. The boredom.

"Don't worry we will Skype everyday" Zainab said feeling all-important.

"Abegi" she playfully hissed "who wants to see your face?"

They continued teasing each other then the door rang. Zainab went to open it "you have a visitor" she said with a look that said go see for yourself.

She covered herself before heading out. She slowed her steps seeing it was Ahmad. She was confused and didn't know what to expect.

"Hiii" she dragged. Her brows furrowed as she scrutinize him. She looked around to see if Khalid was with him but he was alone. Khalid had invited her for brunch the previous week and she met Ahmad there. He was surprised to see her too. The brunch was fun. It went surprising well. At first she didn't say much and so did Ahmad. But before the end of the brunch he got to know how much of a foodie she was. How she would choose playing video games over outing or action films over romantic films. He found himself paying close attention to everything she said. He wanted to know everything about her. He wanted her to tell him all there was to know.

"As Salamu aliakum" he said with a smile. He looked so calm but he was actually terrified. He didn't even know what he was doing until it was too late. It was like those moments when you think of doing a dump shit but you set it aside because it's a dump shit. But then you realize you're having tachycardia all the way because you're doing that dump shit but its too late to stop. That was him right then.

"Wa aliakumusalam" she replied feeling weird. "Ah!- um!" she didn't know what to say. She wasn't sure whether to invite him in or just went ahead and asked him why he was there. "Come in"

"Thank you but am not staying long. I just wanted to talk to you"

"Me?" she used her thumb to point at herself with wide eyes. "o- ok"

"Um!" he looked at her and he could see she was wondering what he wanted. He just wished he could tell her, tell her everything. But it was hard and standing there was even harder.

"I know I was a terrible person to you and a worse boss." He said and she wondered way he was apologizing again.

"God!" he muttered not knowing how to go about it.

He ran his fingers through his hair. His heart ached, he had fallen head over heels for a girl he was shitty to.

"I met this girl, I treated her so badly, I apologized" Zinar was confused as to why he was telling her that though she wasn't surprised he treated someone badly. "Then I couldn't get her out of my head afterwards and now am standing on her porch trying to tell her I have feelings for her" he blabbed slowing down at the end. He didn't know what to expect. He felt like running out of there. What she might say terrified him but he had to get it over with. A downplay was the shock she was in. She did not see that coming. She tried to speak but couldn't form the words. She didn't even know whether to believe him or not.

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