As narrated by Riza:
I was beyond torn with laughter as I tried to help Immy get up. This guy has got it bad! Maariah herself was so shocked at Immy falling off the fence and I could see that she was trying to suppress her urge to laugh and as for Immy…well his faced had turned every shade of pink!
Me: you okay there Immy?
Immy: (hesitating to look at Mari) errr yeah…I’m good
Maariah: I’m sorry, it’s my fault…I startled you
Immy: no no nothing like that…it’s not your fault
I rolled my eyes in classic Aara style at these two and shook my head. Tonight was going to be very, very interesting. This leg of our roadtrip was proving to be a blast already!
Nemo: (joining us) dudes and dudettes it’s time for paintball!
Now paintball is one thing that I would never say no to!
Me: you’re giving us a dose of extreme sports today Nemo…blew me away bro..this day is turning out to be absolutely awesome!
Nemo: (patting me on my shoulder) glad you’re enjoying Reez…(Gathering everyone) right guys..listen up…its paintball time and all of you need to suit up! We are doing this combat style so feel free to be rough 😉
Ziyaad: and we are in teams…which we’ve already picked so Riza, Zainab,Mari, Immy,Zoheb on one team…Nemo,Aara,Laeeka, Arshad and I on the other…Sahal and Ebie can’t make it so it’s just us
Aara: (raising her hand) I wanna be on Riza’s team!
Ziyaad: ey…shush and do as you’re told :-p
Zee’s great ideas…*sigh*
As narrated by Aara:
I shot…and got shot…several times! And it was rocking!!!!! But Zoheb never shot me…not once…lol…how sweet!
I hid behind a tree completely out of breath when someone else decided to also take a time out behind the same tree.
Me: (pointing my gun at this person) hands up!
Nemo: (taking his helmet and mask off) it’s me man
Me: (slumping down against the tree) oh good…I’m beat
Nemo: (slumping down against the tree as well) me too
We sat in silence for a few minutes getting our breath back..
Nemo: so now
Me: so now what?
Nemo: what’s this thing that Immy has for Mari?
Me: (laughing to myself) how Nemo! He likes her!
Nemo: enough to marry her?
Me: it appears so
Nemo: but how man …eish…they aren’t even together how is he going to ask her to marry him! It’s just so stupid if you ask me
Me: some people can be together for years and never say anything…some people go out for so long and don’t end up getting married…he likes her, he wants to do things the right way so we should help him!
Nemo: (looking at me strangely) we should help him? You’re saying this Aara?
Me: I know I know…I never believed in things being done this way but Nemo…things change…we grow we learn we adapt we move on..and it’s the right thing to do anyway
Nemo: except for the fact that we are living in the twenty first century
Me: (ruffling his hair) exactly!
Nemo: and he actually thinks that she’s going to say yes?
Me: I think she likes him man
Nemo: (shaking his head) well we just have to wait and see won’t we
Me: Immy is so sweet and so cute Nemo I don’t think she’ll say no
Nemo: (chuckling at me) so sweetness and cuteness is what you would use to gauge if you like a guy enough to marry him?
Me: sweetness and cuteness is a MAJOR plus point
Nemo: (grinning at me) so why did you choose Zoheb then?????
Me: (playfully hitting Nemo) you are so mean!
Nemo: (waking up and trying to duck my shots) ouch woman..okay okay
But I put on my helmet and chased him…heck we were on the same team but so what! We were paintball addicts when we were younger and this just brought back so much of memories.
Eventually we were done…like really really done. We were such a sight! And all this running around brought on some serious pangs of hunger.
Nemo looked at me knowingly as I pleaded silently.
Nemo: uh uh Aara…one last time zorbing and then you’re all in for a sugarlicious treat!
Well no problem there Nemo…I’d do anything for food right now!
Aqua zorbing was fantastic!!! We were not strapped in this time and the groovyballs were filled with about 20 litres of water. I took in a deep breath as my groovyball was pushed down the incline.
And tumble, splash, tumble, tumble, tumble,bump, bump, bump….and SPLASH! So this is what it feels like to be inside a washing machine!!
And then for the final bit of our zorbing adventure, the groovyballs were tied on a long leash and we were pushed into the lake on the premises so we were literally walking on water! Every so often , two or three of us would team up against one unsuspecting soul and run into them, making them not only lose balance but giving them a hell of a fright too! Words cannot do justice to how absolutely amazing this experience was!
It was CRAZY but awesome! We were now wet, tired and hungry. Zee came around and gave everyone a t shirt that read ” I went Zorbing today!”, and for the heck of it we all changed into it, everyone’s a different colour.
We met at our vehicles to drive off to Nemo’s next choice of destination when I felt his arms around my waist.
Zoheb: (kissing my cheek) hey beautiful