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Me:”(fake smile)..err jee”
Girl:”oh I’m rubeena…(Putting her perfectly manicured hand forward)”
I couldn’t help but noticed that her nails were quite long and she had red nail polish on them…..yuck
Me:”(forcing a smile)…nice to meet you”
Rubeena:”yeah…most feel that way(annoying giggle)…I’m aqeels cousin…faatis sisters daughter…”
Faati?like girl..if you’re ‘faatis’ sisters daughter then that would make you ‘aunti’ faatis neice…..where is the respect gone to?who do you think you are..
Me:”oh ok….(I managed to force out)”
Rubeena:”ya so you’ve probably heard a lot about me from everyone…(Twisting some of her hair around her finger)”
Rubeena:”oh(wide eyes)…you haven’t?oh well you shall..trust me..aqeel and I go back a loooong time…because we’re aroud the same age we like grew up together..quite inseparable actually…nobody could separate us..you know aqs..he has somewhat of a soft spot for me……(Wink)”
Why was this girl thoroughly enjoying this? She was trying to spoil my day and trying to make me jealous, which was working quite well….I don’t know if I approved of my husband being inseparable with another woman, even though she’s his cousin…and especially one like her…I know I’m judging..but she’s given me all the reason to….
Rubeena:”(clearly enjoying the look on my face)…its quite unfortunate that he ended up with someone as simple as you…you’re really not what I expected for my aqs…but what to do…..?have to just accept his choice….”
My blood was boiling..who the hell was this evil witch to tell me such crap on MY big day…I felt myself gulping hard….and swallowing the tears that were threatening to flow…why couldn’t I answer her back?why can’t I just put her down the way she’s belittling me?
Rubeena:”anyway….we should keep in touch some time……what’s your number?bbm pin maybe?are you on whatsapp?oh what a dumb question, ofcourse you must be, how else would aqeel find you…(Laugh)”
I just glared at her…
She opened the flap to her phone and began poking her fingers typing out something…
Rubeena:(talking to herself)”sal-ma…aqs second wife…right so your number is?(Looking at me, waiting for me to give it to her)”
Me:”err (clearing throat) err its….”
And I gave my number to her….only when I gave her the last digit did I regret…how stupid could I be?….this woman was crazy…I hope she doesn’t stalk me….
Rubeena:”anyway, I will like be in touch…please do look after my aqs…..otherwise dear, you would have to deal with me(giggle)…”
And off she went…
My blood was boiling..I was fuming…I hate her..I may not know her, but I hate her……I felt like crying…I don’t know why I was so sensitive..and I was mad at aqeel…..I don’t know why I was mad at him, but I was….why didn’t he tell me about his cousin that he was so deep into?
Fay:”sal…….hmmm…try this dessert….oh my word…its a strawberry mousse…its absolutely divine…..(Pause to look at me)…..whoa…..what happened?you okay?I was just gone for a few minutes and you’re so upset already?(Trying to brighten my mood)…”
Me:”fay, I think I need the bathroom, please come with me, do you know where it is?”
Fay:”no, let me just quickly find out k(concerned look)”
Fay went to inquire and was back in 2 minutes….”come..the bathrooms this way…”
We reached the bathroom and made sure there was no-one else there, I locked the door so no-one else could enter and then I burst into tears….
Fay:”oh my word sal…..what’s going on?(Hugging me)….you can’t cry like this…did something happen?are you just feeling emotional about being married?it will all be ok..you’ve got a good guy and he’ll look after you..and you’re living in the same town so you’ll see your family all the time and you’ll see me All the time also….what brought this on…i swear you were so happy till now….”
But I couldn’t speak…I hated that girl…..and once I cried out whatever was left..I told fay about her…
Fay:”oh gosh…Salma don’t let her get to you…I don’t know her, but from what you’re telling me, it seems like she’s just jealous..and there’s no place for jealous people in our lives….this is shaytaan trying to spoil the blessings of a beautiful day..thus far everything has been done the right way and shaytaan can not handle it..he just has to try and get his destructive hands on every situation…so don’t give him the upper hand…”
Me:(giggle)..”you talk a lot…..”
Fay:(raising eyebrow)”and you only figured that out now?”
We both laughed..
Me:”I guess you’re right…I’ll just speak to aqeel about it later on…she’s not worth my tears or my happiness”
There was a loud knock on the bathroom door…..and fay and I both jumped…
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