Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 21
I woke up with to sounds of thunder
and when I checked my phone it was
5:40am. Since I was already awake, I
didn’t waste more time and went
outside of my room to pray. I thought
Farid was sleeping by now so I quietly
went downstairs to the living room and
started praying. When I finished and got
up I saw Farid standing behind the sofa
looking at me.
I took off my head scarf and quickly
went upstairs without turning back and
locked myself inside the room for few
more hours before I leave to meet Sobia.
The time didn’t take long, as soon as the
clock hit 9 I changed into my grey
hoodie and black skinny jeans and
grabbed my bag. I ran downstairs and
as soon as I grabbed the front door, I
was stopped by Farid’s voice.
‘Where are you going?’ He was wearing
a grey hoodie and black ripped jeans as
well. We were twining. Gross.
‘None of your business’ I folded my
hands and waited for his response.
Knew it was on its way.
‘Oh but it is, you see we got married
couple of days ago if you don’t
remember and as long as our names are
connected you need to answer me’ He
smirked and walked over to me a little
too close. I took a step back and my
back hit the door. My eyes popped up.
We were all alone beside his staff, but
even they were out of sight.
‘Nervous?’ He was inches away from me.
I forgot to breathe for few seconds.
‘No’ I stammered.
He chuckled and ranked me over from
top to bottom, and when his eyes
returned back to mine, they were
I didn’t like this look on him.
‘Can I go?’ I asked.
‘To see Sobia’
‘She knows about us?’
‘She knows about our marriage but not
the contract…trust me, I didn’t tell her’
He kept looking at me as if he was
waiting for my answer.
‘Okay well, move’ I looked down
He took a step back but not enough for
me to leave the house.
‘Do you?’ He asked me and placed one of
his hands behind his neck.
Is he asking me if I trust him?
‘I don’t know’ I said clearly. I spoke the
truth. Farid was so unpredictable, my
mom always told me guys like him are
unreliable, my father was like that too.
He took my answer and walked inside
I took the bus and called Sobia and
Rafay to meet me in the park cause I
knew if Sobia’s mother saw me then she
would tell my mother and I wasn’t really
for all of that yet. I needed some time
before I know for sure what step I need
After walking alone in the park for few
minutes by myself, I stopped Sobia and
Rafay. They looked so in love. I wanted a
life like that. I never mentioned it but
even after my father left us I still
managed myself into believing that one
day a man of my dreams will come and
he will put all the broken pieces of my
heart together, but it never happened.
But I am glad, Sobia found her happy
ending and so did Rafay.
I waved at them as they walked toward
me and Sobia instantly embraced me
into her arms and Rafay placed his hand
over my head.
‘You are alive’ He joked.
‘Trying’ I laughed.
Rafay excused himself to grab some
coffee for us so Sobia and I could talk
We kept walking, she didn’t know
where to start.
‘I am okay Sobia, even though I probably
don’t look okay and everything is a
mess, I am still holding on to myself, this
will pass just like any other bad times’ I
stopped walking and sat under a tree
and she sat beside me. The weather was
getting colder and colder.
‘Your birthday is coming up’ I said to
‘Yeah just couple more days’ She was a
‘Don’t be such a downer, if you are
going to be like this then I will leave’ I
pretended to get up knowing that she
will stop me and I was right.
‘You are a terrible actor, I know you
won’t leave’ She laughed.
She placed her hand on my shoulder and
I placed my head on hers.
‘It wasn’t supposed to be like this’ Sobia
said after a while.
‘Maybe, but there is always a reason
‘How is he by the way?’ She asked me
‘Moody’ I replied without thinking.
‘That was quick’
‘I am getting to know him’
‘Is he as bad as you thought?’
‘I don’t know, he seems alone’ He did.
Rafay brought us out favorite caramel
macchiato and sat down right across
‘How did the exams go?’ He asked me.
‘Pretty good, yours?’
‘Not bad, we still have six weeks before
our second term starts, make sure you
pay your tuition by end of December.’
I had such a normal conversation with
the two, I felt like everything was back
to normal. At least for few hours.
Later that day, Rafay took us for bowling
and we finished the day at the movie
theater.Rafay offered to give me a ride
so after dropping Sobia at the coffee
shop we took off to Farids.
While in the car, it seemed like Rafay was
trying to tell me something but
everytime I asked he mentioned
something different, something off
‘What is it Rafay? just tell me …you’ll kill
yourself otherwise’ I laughed and so did
‘Ahh fine, I just wanted to tell you that if
you need anything just don’t hesitate
okay. I am like your older brother and
both Sobia and I are there and I am not
just saying that I really mean it. I found
Sobia because of you, and if there is
anything even the smallest or the
biggest thing you need just call me
Just hearing him saying that made my
day. Real friends are so rare to find.
‘Sobia is very lucky’ I smiled at him when
he stopped the car right front of Farids
‘So am I, and if your hubby acts like a
douche which I am betting he already is
…but if he goes out of line then you
know who to call’ He winked.
‘I can handle him’ I laughed, grabbed by
bag and walked inside my temporary
There was no sign of Farid. Should I be
worried? It was 9:05…
Maybe I should wait for a while before I
call him. I thought to myself.
I went to the washroom to take a quick
shower and then walked downstairs to
make some hot chocolate in my comfy
harry potter PJs.
I was reaching for cups when I heard
footsteps coming from the living room.
‘Laila?’ He shouted.
‘In the kitchen’
‘Interesting choice of nightwear’ He said
‘Not in the mood for sarcastic
comments’ I smiled and went back to
making hot chocolate.
‘What are you in mood for then wifey?’
He said in my ear and it felt like my body
went on electric shock. No jokes.
‘Hot chocolate’ I removed the pot from
the burning stove and used it as a
weapon to make him move out of my
I grabbed two mugs and filled it with
hot chocolate and handed him one mug.
‘For me?’ He asked me. I don’t like him
but I am not that mean. Everyone
deserves a cup of hot chocolate.
I nodded and went upstairs to my
bedroom and saw a huge box. I placed
my cup on the side table and when I
opened the box I found an apple tablet.
You have got to be kidding me.
I ran back downstairs and found Farid
watching TV casually.
I walked to the TV to block his view.
‘Move’ He said annoyingly.
‘No’ I shook my head.
‘What do you want?’
‘Did you get me that?’
‘Got you what?’ He pulled his phone to
keep his distracted. Honestly.
‘Don’t play dumb, if you don’t answer I’ll
talk the hot chocolate back’
The corner of his mouth lifted and he
looked at me.
‘Yes’ He answered.
‘You didn’t have to’ I said.
‘I don’t like you, but I am not that mean.
You’ll die of boredom otherwise’ He
took his cup and walked upstairs to his
Not bad Mr.Farid, you are still a jerk but
you still have some kindness left in you. I
smiled widely as I step inside my living
room. I unlocked my tablet, found a
sticky note with wifi password that
almost touched my heart and you know
the rest …I binge-watched on Netflix as
long as I possibly could.