Part 195- **Bonus Post**- The Aftermath

As narrated by Zoheb:

“Stay with me!!!”,Maariah shouted as she tapped Aara’s face
But Aara was dozing off again…

“It’s important for her to remain conscious “,she said as she tried to stop the bleeding with our jackets

There was blood all over….my shirt was soaked and so was Aara. Maariah and I were in the back seat of Immy’s car, and Riza and Immy were at the front. The rest of them followed close behind.

”She’s drifting in and out of consciousness Nemo…and the bleeding isn’t stopping, I’ve already spoken to Dr. Jamal…yes, Maariah is trying to keep her awake’, Riza said into his phone as he swallowed his tears

“Immy faster please. ..she’s losing a lot of blood “, Maariah pleaded as she splashed some water on Aara’s face

I held onto Aara as panic and despair ran through my body, holding her hand gently, reading every dua that came to my mind. Hot tears ran down my cheeks at the daunting reality of what might actually be our fate. I looked at her as she stared at me with half open eyes…

” Don’t leave me. ..”, I whispered as I kissed her forehead

A tear escaped her eye as she tried to hold my hand, when suddenly the pace of her breathing increased rapidly, sending the four of us into a frenzy, and as we reached the hospital, she closed her eyes and I felt her body go limp in my hands…

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**Meanwhile, a few kilometers away, a letter had just made it in time for that days international mail…**

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A letter to Uzair…From: Aara

Dear Uzair

Assalaamualaikum…

As I pen this letter to you, I wonder if it will ever reach you. As I write, I cannot help but feel a tinge of jealousy as I think about you, out there somewhere, free to do what you do best. I can almost picture you smile as you give out that hamper of food, as you lend a hand with digging a borehole, as you serve mankind from the bottom of your heart. How lucky are those people who have the honor of your company.

I hope that you are reading this under the stars, as a gentle breeze causes this letter to flutter, and I hope that you are able to see me in front of you, just for a moment, as we were as children.

A familiar feeling fills my heart with a contentment that knows no bounds as I reminisce the age of innocence. A time when there was no worry, and our biggest problem was probably choosing between chocolate and strawberry flavoured ice creams! Life was simple, it was easy. And yes , we looked forward to growing up thinking that our concept of life would never change, ever. But it does doesn’t it? We tackle new challenges head on in sheer exhilaration and with every ounce of passion that exists within us! The bonus being that now we are tall enough to ride that roller coaster. ..lol.

I wonder how our parents knew when they found each other, that this was the one. ..because what we look for and what we die for…whe don’t even realise that the collateral damage in it all is ourselves . You’re probably wondering what the heck is Aara going on about. ..stay with me, I promise that there’s a point

I guess maybe it’s the loneliness that has afforded me the opportunity to reflect, ponder and realise that life doesn’t come full circle when we face a big disappointment or when things don’t go as they hoped. There are many questions to which we may never know the answer but we have to accept it as part of life.

So while I bite into this delightful Magnum, I can’t help but wonder if we are only meant to enjoy the good stuff before it melts? Or uhm we could always just go get another Magnum! Lol…just saying 😜

Drifting, I know I know , I guess what I am trying to say is:

1. I am heartbroken
2. I may need you to break a few bones for me
3 . I am exaggerating
4. I miss you

So the point of this is that there is no particular point at all, I was thinking about you and I have been told that the only way to reach you is via snail mail. So I had to rant using this as a means.

I will not go into detail about the who, where, why of it all..consider it a bout of suspense, so that you can come home soon or so that you would possibly, just maybe send me a reply. Life has dealt me the biggest blow yet, pushing me beneath the surface and holding me there, and while I know that everything happens for a reason, I didn’t wish for it to happen this way. Sometimes I feel that if I, we, everyone just does things in the right way, we wouldn’t end up being casualties of our own war. We are the ones who complicate our lives by walking on the wrong paths and no matter how many rights may be in it , what is wrong will always be wrong.

But change is a gradual process, a humbling challenge that can eventually define a person, without criticising, without being looked down upon. ..change is mandatory to our very being. And sometimes we react irrationally , when the shock of reality strikes us like a bolt of lightening, but we are human and to err is in our nature.

Allah has indeed blessed me with the best of people in my life…In my happiness and sadness, a group of companions who never ever leave me.

I look back at my life thus far, and at the lives of my friends and I realise that every single one of us has changed, in small ways , in good ways as we climb the ladders of our future and even those who were the so called weaker ones are becoming stronger by the day. What is weakness anyway, just a temporary hurdle in our paths.

I cannot help but think of Arshad when I say this, Arshoo who used to be quiet, reserved, uncertain and nervous when we first met him, proved that strength also lies in silence, Arshoo gave that to Riza and I when we were dealing with Nemo and even after that. I know that you didn’t get to know Zainab much but even she has come a long way. Her choices are bringing her to a crossroads in her life yet again and I have faith that she will do what is right and not what looks right.

Nemo and I were at Riza’s house today to pay the notorious Mrs . Ahmed a visit, to try and make her see that building a lineage is not the end all and be all of life and that Allah’s plan is far greater than our understanding. I hope that, after she kicked us out, she sat down and thought about what we said. You know how much Laeeka and Riza mean to me Uzzi, how can I be happy when I know that they are miserable?

By the way, our newly married couple are totes adorable! Looking at them, warms my heart, it makes me realise that taking the plunge is so worth it after all, it’s just so cute watching them together, lol they remind me of Nuha and Umar!

Don’t bother scrolling down to read about your Zoo, because I will not give him the satisfaction of being a part of this letter πŸ˜› . When he gets back from New Zealand, I will put him into a large box and post him to you. Hmph

I didn’t know that this letter would make me feel lighter, even though you’re not here , I feel as though I’m standing right in front of you and telling you all of this.

Tomorrow is a big day for us, remember that Amreen Vawda story I told you about? Well, we have been playing detective with Immy and hopefully after tomorrow we can close that chapter of our lives and end it once and for all.

I can go on and on, but Nemo is on his way to see me, hopefully with something good to eat..πŸ˜„

Take care of yourself Uzair, I don’t know when I’ll see you again but always remember that I love you lots and I will always be eternally grateful for having you as a part of my life. If I never said it before, thank you, for always being there, for all your advice and help, for the smiles and the memories, for the laughter and the madness, for everything. ..

Wish you all the happiness of this world and the next. ..

Until we meet again,

Was Salaam,

Aara
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15 thoughts on “Part 195- **Bonus Post**- The Aftermath

  1. That was by far the saddest post 😭😭😭 PLEASE SHAZIA DON’T KILL AARA OFF!! πŸ˜” Nemo and Zoheb and mostly OUR HEARTS will break in a million pieces πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” it will be like losing a family member 😭 Great work once again can’t wait for more 😁 Zoheb&Aara ❀️❀️

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  2. I honestly think she is gonna die
    It all makes sense now. Well I think to my brains.
    Zoheb once said our hearts are always joined (his, nemo and aaras) (I know I know shazia ure gonna say this child loves that saying, but …..) Then riza said they didn’t go on an outing together again………….. Makes sense if she leaves (tell me I’m wroooong pleeeaaase) they never would go on an outing together. But the thing that I’m alil sketchy about is, how riza said that, I can’t point a finger to it.

    Wellll I hope, hope with all my heart she survives…….. For zohebs sake. He sacrificed for nemo and if he looses her it would be his end all. I’m waiting with bated breath for the next season……… Which I’m scared to my wits for.

    But my 6th sense, says she’s gone, our dear, strong, beloved , sweetheart, apple pie.

    I hope thought that I’m wrong, like 100% wrong.

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  3. Dear Shazi…..thank you a million times for such as awesome story…..one that gives me have butterflies…one that makes me laugh and one that makes my heart heavy……what an amazing writer indeed. I pray Aara survives this….for Zoo’s sake #TEAM ZOHAARA…..

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  4. Waaaiiit,aaaah, at the airport, when she hugged him, she thought………… a goodbye without seeing each other again,,,, damn sometimes I hate seeing things too deep…..X_X

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  5. Oh dear, this post has reduced me to tears .. πŸ˜₯

    Her letter though, it has given me a new perspective on life, on our battles, that we make our own paths and cannot blame anyone else for things going wrong. Poor Aara, the strongest, bravest, most just of them all may leave us for good!
    Shazia, I would ask you why you have written this, but it’s your story, and what’s a story without tears and heartache? Because without the bad times, would we appreciate the good ones?

    Once again, I applaud you, Author, on splendid writing.

    And now I will go and cry myself to sleep
    (insert a whole lot of sad, incomprehensive, muffled sounds)

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  6. Omw that was soo sad:'( That letter..It sounds like she’s about to die!! Please please please dear author do not kill Aara:'(!!! For all our sakes😒

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  7. OMG NOOOO dont die aara plz plz for the sake of zoheb …this post had me 😒😭😒😭😭shazia dont do this to us plzz #teamzohenaara enjoy ur brake from blogging .Having withdrawAl symptoms. ..😝😝

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  8. SubhanAllah, amazed by the writing skills here! I don’t want Aara to die because she’s the thread that holds the story together and also if she dies,her last moments will be in the arms of a ghair mahram – a sin. Please hand her over to Maariah… let her be in the right circumstances:(

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  9. WHAT THE TOTILAS MILO POPS?! YA ALLAH, PLEASE DON’T LET AARA DIE… *sobs*! Imagine they’ll have to live with regret… their last moments were breaking her heart… how would they even be happy after that… Aara you’re a fighter please fight this too and death please don’t be written for her just yet…! That Letterβ™‘ was so sweet! Sometimes all you need is to tell someone what’s going on and it makes you feel a whole lot lighter :’) Uzzi and Aara = CutestCuzzysβ™₯ Jzk Shaz for the bonus! Uhm is there anyway of getting a post earlier like how some people watch series before it comes on tv? hahaha I’m obsessed mind me πŸ˜€ xXx

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    • You always say the same words I would want share πŸ™‚ thnxx much by the way❀ I’m totally obsessed toooo
      An applaud for the authorπŸ‘
      Please only aara completes the story she must live till the end
      Have a fab weekend xx

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  10. Oh no!! You can’t take aara away! Noo! She is the main thread to the amazing friendships everyone holds together. And poor zoo n nemo will just die without aaroo nd her laughter. Please please shaazia don’tlet her die.
    My heart will b broken for the 2nd time nd so will many other fans too..

    On the happier side well done on an amazing blog. Love reading ur posts

    Take care

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  11. Firstly I would like to thank shaz for dedicating so much of her time (even when times were tough for her) to entain us! …………… Theses two post were so sad my heart was so broken for nemo zoheb and Aara ! Nemo must be feeling really guilty after Aara got shot especially since she said that she’s always cleaning up after him! They parted on such bad terms! Aara can’t died cos she’s the life in LLD! Without life there’s no love or destiny!

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  12. Hii. I just started your blog like 4 days ago and I’m already on part 195. πŸ™ˆIt is truly an amazing blog.πŸ’― I don’t read many blogs, I have read DOAD but I stumbled across your blog recently and here I am. πŸ™Šβœ¨πŸ™ŒThank you for this amazing blog. ❀

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