Part 106 – Sometimes what we leave in the past has a way of finding its way back…

As narrated by Riza:

The lives that we lead are determined by the choices that we make. And choices that we are bound to live with. Regret and remorse intensify the will to live, to achieve,to accomplish even that which sometimes appears to be out of reach. Everyone faces their share of disappointment, everyone has once been or probably will be at their lowest low. It is how we grow from there that pans out our lifes journey. It is what we learn from it that enriches our very being. It is said that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Some relationships stay until the end of your days, some wither away as softly and as gently as the petals on a dying flower. A flower that will once again bloom in a new season of Spring. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, we don’t know what the future holds for us…the idea is to smell the flower before it withers, to let it consume your senses as though your lifes last breath depended on it, to appreciate its beauty before its death and to welcome the new bud as excitedly as the birth of a new being. Life is a circle of change…and a circle has no end…it just keeps going..and with that, even we too have to come full be able to sit back one day and relive our lives by reliving our memories…

Aara: (getting off her car) thanks for meeting me at such short notice

Me: anytime A…what’s up?

And Aara showed me the piece of the silver pendant..

Me: this is the same one that was stuck to your jersey that day at the airport isn’t?

Aara: aha…

And then she handed me another piece..

Me: no ways…(Joining them together)…you found the other piece!…no wait hang on…this was never yours!…Aara..

Aara: the other piece found me Reez..

Me: how??

Aara: Zoheb had the other piece…it was his

I was shocked! I mean how often does something like this happen?

Aara: he asked me what was the chain around my neck that I always kept hidden…and yeah that’s how we realised that…

Me: unbelievable! Aara this was the day we..

Aara: went back for Nemo…how ironic is this Reez…Nasrun minallahi wa fath-hun kareeb (and a tear fell from her eye)

Me: I’m stumped really…these things just don’t happen but look at this! Its just…its giving me goosebumps man!

Aara: can you imagine what I felt when I found out…I mean we as Muslims believe that there’s two kinds of destiny…one that is prewritten and one that you make yourself by the decisions that you make…so this is…was…not a choice made by either one of us..this was..

Me: prewritten…you were meant to meet Zoheb…(Putting my arm around her) he could be a reason,a season or a lifetime A…right now don’t even try to figure out which it is just…let it flow…you’re happy, that’s what’s important don’t think too much

But who was I kidding? The “change” had already made its graceful appearance in our lives…the winds were blowing from a different direction…and I tried very hard to ignore the howl of fear outside my door. It felt as though that which we had kept hidden was going to be exposed…secrets that would not only shock but may also destroy…

As narrated by Maariah:

Everyone makes mistakes. Three very easy words to say, but it doesn’t make the regret any less. I didn’t know then that a few “harmless” ideas would trigger such a massive explosion.
I have tried, I am trying to be better, to think differently but…things are just going out of my control….
Nemo was responsible for the choices that he had made but was it right for me to “make” Aara see him like that?
Any normal person would have run a mile had they had to face what she did…I thought she would run too…I didn’t anticipate the strength that she displayed…
A strength that held on and I wish I knew how because it broke her every second of every day…but she held on…until he was fine again…
In my entire life, I had never seen what I saw with Nemo and Aara. Nemo was the weaker link, easier to break-but I didn’t know that Aara was strong enough for the both of them…


It wasn’t easy getting into Aara’s yard and now it would be harder getting close to her flat…I need to know what’s going on…

I tried to peep in from the windows but the curtains were drawn. My best bet was to climb into her flat somehow and just hide!

I felt like a burglar!!! The house was silent…I tiptoed into Aara’s room and she was fast asleep…I tiptoed into the guest room and OH MY WORD!!Nemo!!!! I knew it! I knew it! She brought him back! I hid myself behind this huge laundry basket that Aara had as I watched Nemo…he was awake but he was fidgeting with his fingers and tapping his feet continuously. He was unshaven, needed a haircut badly and he looked….dangerously edgy…I actually felt scared looking at him! Within seconds he sprung off the bed and ran to Aara’s room.

Nemo: (shaking Aara roughly) I need to go..give me the keys

Aara: (waking up with a shock) where do you need to go Nemo?

Nemo: (holding her hand and trying to pull her out of bed) I can’t take it…you don’t know what this is doing to me…if I don’t have more I’m …I’m…I need more(stammering)…I need more now Aara open the door please just let me go!

Aara: Nemo please let go of my hand…you’re hurting me…let me get ready, we will go together okay?

Nemo: (tapping his feet) really??

Aara: really…please wait for me in the lounge I won’t be long

As soon as Nemo left Aara phoned Riza but I obviously couldn’t hear what Riza was saying…
Aara: I think he’s having a relapse…he’s in the lounge I’m in my room…yeah the keys are still hidden..okay..

And before she could go on, Nemo had come barging into her room…his eyes were red and puffy and …scary. He grabbed Aara’s phone

Nemo: Riza let me the F*** out of here!!!…no don’t tell me to calm down!!!! I need to go!!!! I will find the damn keys!!

And he threw her phone onto the floor and stomped on it with his shoes…breaking it into pieces…

Aara: why the hell did you break my phone???

Nemo came charging at Aara..Oh my God!!

Nemo: don’t you dare scream at me!! Who the hell do you think you are anyway?!

And he grabbed both her shoulders and pushed her against her dressing table sending her crashing into it…dropping everything on it onto the floor!

Aara turned around in disbelief as she stared at her bloodied hand…with tears streaming down her cheeks she ferverently clutched onto a silver pendant that dangled from her neck.

Nemo ran into the lounge and started turning things upside down…

Nemo: (screaming) I need the bloody car keys!!!

Aara: (walking into the lounge…her eyes full of tears and anger) you want the f****** car keys??? Here take it!

And as Nemo turned around to face her, she gave him a hard slap across his face, shocking them both!

Nemo held his face and looked at Aara with so much…hate….wasn’t she scared?

Nemo: Aara Aara Aara…you think you can make everything right? You think you can “help” me? My own f***** parents couldn’t help me then who the f*** are you??? That’s your problem! You think you have the solution to everything! Why the hell did you bring me back????Atleast at home…even though I was locked away I still used to get my fix!!

Aara was gobsmacked!

Wait, his parents were feeding his habit????

Nemo: I am an adult I can very well take care of myself!! I don’t f****** need you!! Why the f******* hell did you bring me back!!!!

Aara: because I love you dammit!! Because I love you…(And she fell to the floor and cried…she sobbed her heart out)

My heart ached and broke as tears ran down my cheeks and I put my hand over my mouth.

Nemo had a devilish look on his face…what she said hadn’t affected him at all…

Nemo: so let me go then! You know, if you love someone let them go yada yada yada

Was it all a big joke to him???

Aara: (wiping her tears) NEVER!!

That seemed to spin his head as he came charging at her again and he raised his hand as Aara covered her face…but before he could do anything, I heard the front door unlock and Reez and Arshad walked in.

Riza(rushing to Aara):Nemo what the hell are you doing???

Arshad seemed to be frozen to the spot and Nemo saw the opportunity and ran over to Arshad and tried to yank the car keys out of Arshad’s hand. Riza jumped onto Nemo and dropped him to the ground and held him down with his hands and legs! Nemo was giving Riza a royally hard time as he kicked and shouted! This was beyond horrid!

Riza: Arshad!!! Arshad!!! Snap out of it and give him the injection now!!!

And through Nemo’s kicks and blows Arshad managed to inject him and within minutes Nemo was asleep…

Arshad and Riza carried him to his bed and closed the door.

Riza: I told you to keep his door locked Aara why did you leave it open?

Aara sat dejectedly on the floor and stared blankly ahead of her…I could see…she was finished, it was as though someone had sucked the life out of her…

Aara: then I’d be no different from the Moolas Reez…(Looking at Arshad)

Riza: I told Arshad…he’ll help us

Arshad: (bandaging Aara’s hand) don’t worry Aaroo I’m right here behind you both…I’ll find a way and get the meds that will help Nemo…your secret is safe with me(stroking Aara’s face and wiping the tears that fell from her eyes)

Riza: Aara(kneeling down beside her) please reconsider the rehab program

Aara shook her head and looked in the direction of Nemo’s room.

Aara: I can’t dump him from one place to another…when I brought him back…I brought his responsibility too (wiping her tears) guys please…(Holding Riza and Arshad’s hands)I can’t do this without you

Riza and Arshad assured Aara that they would be there for her and take turns to stay with her so she’s not ever alone with Nemo..

I snuck out through the back door while they were drawing up a routine for Nemo in the kitchen.

Every action has a reaction…and a consequence. While these were not solely the consequences of my actions….I had played a big hand in what was happening…and I couldn’t even tell anyone or do anything about it…

*End of Flashback*

I was snapped out my thoughts by the sound of my phone. It was a number that I didn’t recognise…

Me: Hello

Caller: did you think you’d get rid of me that easily??

Me: Aadil!!

I felt a chill run down my spine as I sat down in shock…





61 thoughts on “Part 106 – Sometimes what we leave in the past has a way of finding its way back…

  1. Okay it was hectic I agree. But giv the man a break, his changed, his tryin, he regrets,I bet he,ll spend his whole life tryin 2 fix up wat he did n He,ll treat Aaraa like his Queen coz he kno,s wat she did 4him. On a serious note, don’t mean 2 lecture any1, but this is sadly a reality in so many peoples lifes, The thing with drugs is U DON’T KNO wat U doin wen u tk it, u lose ur Sanity. It messes up with ur brains, he didn’t kno wat his doin wen he was tkin. Its sad really jus one mistake n u addicted n well ur whole life is messed up then. I feel sorry 4those who get addicted coz even tho they wanna stop they don’t hav control. They the victims, n these bloody druglords are 2blame. Jus 2 mk money they mess up these youngsters lifes. I salute u Aara, we need 2 help these youngsters who get cought up in this trap, can’t shut them out. #sad post. Cried Enuf already


    • You’re right-drugs is a harsh reality of our times and even the best of ppl get sucked up into it and they don’t know what they r doing or saying. Not siding any1 but Nemo is in the words of a fan “the most dynamic and powerful” character of LLD, and we need to c him come full circle. There’s a lot to b learnt from Nemo and Aara’s story, I did say this season will be a tearjerker so be prepared the worst is yet to come


      • If somthing happens to nemo instead of zoheb…I’m gonna cry so much you will have to add a new river or dam on the map ๐Ÿ˜


      • I. Disagree. I believe that award should go to aara..i mean, judging from tjis glimpse of what nemo put her through and what a rock shes been, thats powerful. Nemo…dynamic, maybe but aint nothing powerful about being a womaniser and using your upbringing as an excuse to ruin your life with drugs..heck, even zoheb can be called mire powerful cos he had similar upbringing to nemo but look how he rose above that… so sorry, but i just dont see any depth or power in nemo.. he jus leeched off aaras strength and even now, hes no longer a druggie but still relies on her like a child..but i do agree he needs to come full circle and find himself..something he needs to do on his own.jus my opinion..not a crit of your writing ms shazia.i enjoy character analysis #nerd, ๐Ÿ™‚


      • I. Disagree. I believe that award should go to aara..i mean, judging from this glimpse of what nemo put her through and what a rock shes been, thats powerful. Nemo…dynamic, maybe but aint nothing powerful about being a womaniser and using your upbringing as an excuse to ruin your life with drugs..heck, even zoheb can be called more powerful cos he had similar upbringing to nemo but look how he rose above that… so sorry, but i just dont see any depth or power in nemo.. he jus leeched off aaras strength and even now, hes no longer a druggie but still relies on her like a child..but i do agree he needs to come full circle and find himself..something he needs to do on his own.jus my opinion..not a crit of your writing ms shazia.i enjoy character analysis #nerd, ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. OMW. #embarassed, didn’t mean 2 post such a long comment. Sorry. I’m done wit commentin 4 a while. Nemos past mks me to emotional. Lol


  3. awwwwwwwe ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    neemoo…we still lurv u !
    aara is really a 1 in a million trillion treasure…
    maari ure brave…very brave. hope u can help the situation now.
    aadil !!!! wat the…. mari tell the others asap !
    thankin shaaz a trillion gazillion times for another awesome post ๐Ÿ˜€ :-*


  4. I actually feel Mariah sorry…how will she b able2face her friends again!!! &poor Zoheb he should hav jus read t diary-then he wud have knwn how inlove aara was wid nemo…..Destiny the big “T” is not in our control!


  5. I think it’s tym all the Nemo fans realize that Aara n Zoheb r meant to be together bcoz after Aara confessed her love to him he treated her like a piece of dirt
    Also just wanted to know what was it that Maariah did to Nemo n Aara
    Wonder what Aadil wants now???


  6. Omw Aara and Nemo really had a tough past! #crying. Aara what you did I don’t think anyone would have done! Don’t blame hold anything against Nemo he wasn’t in his senses and I’m sure he will never do that again! I’m so confused the last post I thought okay Aara and Zoheb but now this post proves that if they went through so much together and saw the light then I dunno they should be together cause u know they will never let each other down #confused


    • I agree he wasn’t in his senses ๐Ÿ˜ฅ …. there bond is so strong I think it’s unbreakable *smile* and it’s so amazing to0o! She loved Nemo0o and she was determine to make him change *tearing*! Thanks Aara *hugs*. Thats why Nemo loves u…u saw him at his worst and helped him rise till he’s shinning brightly now and hopefully he will shine more *puppy eyes*!


  7. Oh my goodness Mari what did you go and do that involves aadil
    Please let everyone know before aadil draga you down.
    Aara and zoheb ๐Ÿ’• destined to be together
    Nemo really hurt aara๐Ÿ˜ญ


  8. Shaaaaaaaaz I loooove the beginning words of the post ๐Ÿ˜€ !! And Zoheb and Aaras chain story is so Tadqeer plus I had a feeling it was when she fetched Nemo coz she was her lowest ever! She used it as her strength with the whole getting Nemo right again ๐Ÿ˜€ !! *thanks Zoheb for bumping into aara* Omw…Nemo0o was high *hide*!! Ooh Alllah the strength Aara had *salute you Aara*!! Heyy Zohebz came into ur life for a reason but Nemo is in your life for a lifetime *eye lashes*!! What the totilas milo popz Marii -_- sneaking in Aara flat ๐Ÿ˜ฎ -_- !! “In my entire life, I had never seen what I saw with Nemo and Aara. Nemo was the weaker link, easier to break-but I didn’t know that Aara was strong enough for the both of them…” -I love this of what Marii sed, it gives me the 1 % hope that I have left *side smile* !! This post had me sobbing ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Allah Aara has been through a lot with Nemo and she was his strength…She was the one that caused his change! When Aara said because I love you dammit. I love you (she started sobbing) – my heart broke ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ !! Nemo0o was too high to even get it ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ !! His parents were giving him his fix? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ what the potatoes tamatoes? -_- Alhamdulillah Aara and Reez fetched him and helped him with Arshad also ๐Ÿ˜€ *huge hugs guyz*!! Oh no?? AADIL? -_-
    Does Reez mean he thinks Nemos secrets gonna come out? Or Marias secrets? Or both? Or about Zoheb and Aara dating? They all gonna be shockful but it musnt destroy Nemo ๐Ÿ˜ฅ !! #DramaLoading.. xoxo


  9. wow haaj…love the way u phrased ur last comment. just as it ought to b said ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. @shaazia if you post 1 extra special post tonight I will buy you a ferrari!!!

    ….seriously ….1 of those collectables from shell….


  11. lol nemo u gona b fine if aara wants zoheb…she made u who u r….but u can love her to let her go….let her b happy…shocked…aara u a gem……u deserve to b happy …it’s your choice….crying….hiccup….


  12. Awwww!!! Aara is a star. She did soo much 4 Neemo. Now she needs 2 move on & be happy & free frm Neemo’s complicated life. She ฯ‰ษชโ„“โ„“ remain his frend & nuting mor. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aara & Zoheb belong together โค forever.


  13. Wow ! Hectic things happened in the past. I’ve got a feeling mari and Aadil have a secret. Can’t wait for the next post *anxious* and Nemo don’t worry , I still love you.
    #Team Nemo and Aara โค



  14. And….. this is the reason nemo and aara should bot end up together. Not because they are best friends. .. but because there there is alot of toxic negative baggage feom the past. When uve seen the worse of someone so close to you…. itll never go away. Im not saying a person with a past doesnt deserve a second chance. Of course he does. But aaras already given nemo that. Also, aaras been the positive force in nemos life… he is needy of her. She needs someone who is the positive force in her life. … who loves her freely. And that is zoheb. I think nemo is great charachter but it zoheb that is dynamic and powerful and giving and full of love to give…. even tho he had a childhood similar to nemos.


  15. nemo owes his life to aara.if it wasnt for her he wud hav been who kn0ws where.i still think aara n nemo belong together.people change n nemo clearly has.aara is lyka rock to withstant all of that.yoh.shes made outa steel.aarm deserves to b treatd lyka princess Thanks for d awsum post.


  16. That was an intense post yoh I feel for nemo. But at least he has changed. I sense a storm coming ๐Ÿ˜ฆ poor nemo I hope aara tells him about her and zoheb before he confronts her about it. I hope that news doesn’t send him over the edge ๐Ÿ˜ฆ sad times mahn mxm I really don’t mind zoheb being with aara but I would prefer nemo and aara. Eish I dunno anymore which team am I on :/


  17. Me too want to know! Cos I don’t see the resemblance ! This story is so beautiful . Even though nemo didn’t get Aaara yet( still hoping) this is def a original at its best! Keep up the good work shazia


  18. @ moon I don’t agree @ all with ur harsh analysis of Nemo. Thts now seriously called a Nemo Bashin. Shocked face. I guess every1 is entitled 2 ther own opinion. Wink


    • I agree Tas…No Nemo bashing allowed to0o! @Moon Welll I guesss ur heart isn’t as Aara’s heart is (and all die heart nemo fan hearts ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) that’s why u mean to Nemo ๐Ÿ˜‰ …. coz Aara didn’t allow anyone to point fingers at him so she wudnt appreciate all Zoheb fans being critical,mean and judging Nemo ๐Ÿ˜› !! You don’t live in your past ๐Ÿ˜€ !! Nemo is powerful and dynamic and a boss not forgetting a shinning star to0o *dreamy eyes* ๐Ÿ˜‰ !! All due to Aara who helped him out of his bad stage. Nemo WAS bad but he iS NOT bad now. He will definitely treat Aara like a Queen coz he really loves her with his soft heart *eye lashes*!! I dnt get how does Nemo relie on her like a child? Seriously?

      Btw shazia was nemo on hectic stuff….? Coz I feel like crying when they adress Him as “druggy”? I mean he took it but stopped I dnt think its fair calling him that coz when u do wrong and repent its forgiven and as if u didn’t do it…and also I dnt call Zo0o names ๐Ÿ˜ . I need to disappear from lld is too much for my brains =D …. it gives me sleepless nyts =D *hide*


      • Lol haaj.. My comment was in no way bashing anyone, neither was it a nemo vs zoheb analysis..i was merely disagreeing with the statement that: “nemo is the most dynamic, powerful character on lld” opinion and observances is based on the story thus far..i dont classify any of his actions as “powerful”..noone is saying he wont or hasnt changed but i just feel that aara deserves that pedestal not nemo. If it werent for his friends, he’d probably still be living that lifestyle..and yes infatuation makes us blind, but since im not infatuated with nemo, im just stating the facts here. I guess you missed my point. Sometimes its good to step away from our emotional attachment to the characters and see the beautiful story being told..its about the journey. Emo tantrums are not pretty:) no hard feelings..


      • Okay so u feel Aara is most powerful in lld…fair enough but don’t be mean to my nemo ๐Ÿ˜› … “Nemo is awesome with and without Aara but together they something else” -I quote the Shazia on twitter! Yes according to us nemo fans … he’s most powerful ๐Ÿ™‚ … I dnt agree that he wud be living that life style coz they helped him change but he also had to try as a individual. Trust me if I was only emo then I wudnt acknowledge Zo0o being sweet…and being honest Zo0o was a not coool when he joined them but Aara brought the best out of him so why go on with nemo? Aara saw a bit of how Nemo was in him and she made him shine to0o … just do me a favour and dnt call nemo a druggie ๐Ÿ˜€ …. we will agree to disagree ๐Ÿ˜€ no hard feelings tooooo ๐Ÿ™‚ *hugz*


  19. hmmmm ๐Ÿ˜
    nemo will definitely treat aara better than anything ever ๐Ÿ˜›
    hes changed for the better..for good so long as aara is by his side.
    need the next post plz …. soon soon
    plz shaaz…
    u know how much we lurv u ne ๐Ÿ˜€


  20. how about a whole bottle of nutella just for youuu

    for the next post ๐Ÿ˜›

    maybe two ??



  21. @ moon Ok so mayb u jus sayin it like u feel it is, but adressin a person as a druggie really aint Necassary. I jus find it so cruel. Wether it b related 2 nemo or any other person, n don’t stress we do see the beautifull story. We jus hav sum fun n play along with our preferance, thts one of the main attractions of the blog, the choice btween Nemo n Zoheb 4 aara, n we all differ in wat we feel is a better choice btween the two. The comments wud b boring otherwise. Like u said no hard feelins.


    • See, if you did shakespeare theres a recurring theme of appearance vs mentioning this because it seems like we need a reminder here. APPEARANCE: the characters in this story appear real but they are not Reality: commentors, incl myself are real people. Si by defending a fictional character you have done exactly what you accused me of : name calling. I dont believe i have trashed anyone here. My actual words were : hes NOT a druggie anymore” so i actually called him “NOT a druggie” . Whereas you have labelled me `mean` (or was that haaj?), “harsh”, “critical” and “cruel” just because i decided to post my observances of the story thus far. Like i said, character analysis is something i the end of the day this is a written word which means its literature and is subject to analysis by the reader. I dont hold anything against you or haaj but in future keep in mind that the commenters are real people so tread carefully.. my only intention was to provide my view on the story and characters..peace ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Oopz sorry I didn’t mean to offend you…. maaaf if you took offence. Its just that Nemo is close to my heart and I feel for him… whatever he goes through its as if it’s happening to me…even with Aara…if she cries I cry..! Im guessing u a guy thats why you wont understand our attachment to a fictional character ๐Ÿ˜› (i cud be wrong) we seem insane but hey we awesome lydat ๐Ÿ˜› … since you enjoy analysing I’m guessing you moey from relatable ๐Ÿ˜› (I cud be wrong) … so enjoy your observing and please mind us Nemo fans … we love him overly much *dreamy eyes* … maaf for offending you … Peace ๐Ÿ™‚ !


  22. This post ws soo beautiful and Intense!!

    Yess nemo made a mistake,but who doesn’t? And he’s come soo far! Wt a gr8 group of frnds thy are to do such a tng for a ‘frnd’,we could all do with frnds lyk these hey!

    Its soo sad to see wt he and Aara went thru,thy really hav been thru d worst,we shudnt judge him on the past.

    And yoh!! As for Maari!! I hav Noo words!! Wt in d wrld did she do!! ๐Ÿ˜

    I Love you Nemo ๐Ÿ˜ฅ and Aara ๐Ÿ˜‰


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