Secret Behind Being A Boy
"I missed you my love!"
"Just shup the hell up,. I'm a boy and don't you dare to call me love or something like this..." he shouted, anger and disbelief visibly clear in his eyes. The man in front of him however was untouched by his anger and pouted cutely while speaking in a childish tone..
" but you're still my love... besides.."
He bowed near his ear, his lips almost brushing his "loves's ear" and said in a low secretive voice..
"I know your SECRET BEHIND BEING A BOY".
Shivers ran down his spine as he looked at the man with horror in his eyes.
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The door opened with a bang, making her jump in her place and uncle Dawood, her father's most trusted man and best friend, rushed in. He was clearly horrified and seemed to be in hurry. Before she could ask anything he spoke.
"Hurry up daughter, we don't have much time left. Pack some things briefly, you need to be in safe hands"
She was standing there almost dumbfounded. "Wh..what do you mean uncle? Why do I pack things?"
Mr. Dawood took a deep breath trying to compose himself and spoke
"Your father's cousins are planning to attack haveli (mansion) tonight and they'll do it disguised as robbers. Your life is at threat my dear."
Horror and disbelief filled her eyes leaving her a shaking mess. Mr. Dawood sopke further, "We'll discuss it later once you're out of here. I'll make some arrangements for you and stay here to take care of things. For now a black jeep is waiting for you at back door. Be brave and take some necessary things for you. My brother Ali is there. He'll take you to some safe place."
Then moving closer he patted her head with affection. "Believe me child, you know that I consider you no less than a daughter myself, right?"
Tears had started rolling down her eyes troubling her to see clearly but she nodded trying to control her sobs. She had to be brave to face what life had to offer her. She can't accept defeat so early was the last thing she thought before moving forward.