As narrated by Zoheb :
Me: You owe me 😦😯
Aara : and what do I owe you exactly?
Aara : lol!
Me: you find it funny…💔
Aara : yes! Because in two weeks you’re going to have ALL of my time
Me: but what do I do in those two weeks 😭
Aara : you simmer in suspense and let the waiting eat you up THAT’S what you do
Me: that is just downright mean!
Aara : I know right…
I smiled at my screen and got off my car. I was at the airport, to fetch Yazeed and Zaeem but I was more interested in my chat with Aara. In all this wedding stuff, we’re not getting a chance to spend a few moments together and I totally understand but I really miss her too.
I leaned against a pillar and continued my conversation. There was still half an hour before they landed anyway.
Me : I’m going to steal you away this afternoon even if it’s just for five minutes…be prepared to be whisked away 😙
Aara : do not underestimate the power of the crutches Mr. Patel…you will steal me away only if I let you 😉
Me : and why won’t you let me..
Aara : because
Aara : because…I want you to wait and I want to see that look on your face
Me : what look on my face?
Aara : the same look on your face when you saw me at the beach that day…when you looked at me on the top of that mountain….when you looked at me when you saw me at the hospital after I woke up…THAT look
A smile flew out of my heart, if I could see it, it would have been a little heart with wings, and was now spread across my face in no time at all. ..
Aara : those dimples are showing now aren’t they?
How I loved her!
Me: I love you….
Aara : I know. I tend to have that effect on people 😉
Aara : whaaaaaaat
Me: come on..
Aara : where?
Me: you see now
Aara : I see…
Me: I love you
This was recently a new thing with her…I never asked her why but I’d have to tell her that I loved her a good few times before she would say it back. Not that I minded, it was quite cute…but today she was playing it on another level!
Aara : thank you
Me : I love you
Aara : okayyyy
Me: I love you
Aara : *yawn *
Me: I love you
Aara : *eyes closing *
Me : I love you
Aara : *one eye is shut*
Me : I love you
Aara : *the other eye is almost closed *
Me : I love you
Aara : and I love..you…guslavia…
Me :I love you
Aara : and I love you 😚😚
Me : lol..why do you do this to me woman?
Aara : you really want to know?
Aara : because I can’t get enough
And I was gobsmacked again. I didn’t know that it was possible to fall in love with the same person every day…she just…I have no words.
Me: You made my day 😍😍
Aara : can I tell you something?
Me : hmmmm
Aara : I’m really lucky to have you. You always look at it the other way around but you have no idea what you are to me
Me : my life was black and white before I met you love…you really are the rainbow in my life💞
Aara : if that’s the case, then you’re the pot of gold 😘😘😘😘 …you made my heart beat again…
Me : you give me too much credit…All that I know is that I can’t wait to make you mine 💗. ..and…
Aara : and…..
Me : and I have a surprise for you
Aara : 💃💃💃
Me : lol
Aara : tell me tell me tell me
I unknowingly began to hum the tune that she was humming at the hospital that day and a few times after that…and it just stuck. And I had it woven so beautifully in my head for when we go to Durban…
Aara : what is patience? Does that word even exist!
Me : aha…ask my friend Google😉
Aara : atleast give me a hint…Please 😢
Lol…I couldn’t even bear a crying emoticon from her so….
Me: I’ll send you a pic but that’s all you’re getting for now
And Yazeed and Zaeem’s flight had landed. I started walking towards arrivals, I was so touched that both of them had accepted my invite. We met in London and a few times after that and we gelled so well. It was no surprise that they were at the top of my guest list. I found a spot and claimed it. And back to my phone it was…..
Aara : I’m almost speechless…you have been paying attention! 💃
Me: lol…but Aara I always pay attention ☺
Aara : I can’t wait…omg!!!…Please tell me that this surprise is happening later
Aara : nope what? You’re killing me!
Me: soon Applepie 😉
Aara : Zoheb!
Aara : Zoheb!
I jumped in shock, dropping my phone in the process…who the…and I burst out laughing at the sight of us!
Yazeed was literally on the floor, and Zaeem and him were both laughing their heads off, and the rest of the people around ,looked at us, completely bewildered.
“You guys!” , I said wide eyed and then quickly picked up my phone, relieved that the screen hadn’t cracked
We finally managed to get off the floor, our laughter subsided, and Zaeem grabbed me into a huge hug!
“Nice to see your face bro! ”
“Nice to know that you missed my face” , I chuckled
” I sure as hell missed all of you ” Yazeed butted in giving me a hug as well. Damn I missed these guys!
” And the bromance begins ” Zaeem said slapping us both on our backs
“Bromance is good…I really missed you guys” , I said honestly. And i meant it , they were my family and they had come all this way just to be here with me.
“Dayum! Bro are those actual tears! ” , smart mouth said with a grin on his face
” Dude shut up! Not everything is joke man! ” Yazeed said as he gave Zaeem “the look”
Lol…Some things don’t change. Yazeed always the sensible one, and Zaeem, forever the rebel.
” He knows I’m kidding! (Turning to me) he’s just sore i didn’t help him get the hot air hostesses number ” he surrendered, putting his hands in the air.
“Now THIS is exactly what I missed…by the way, what’s with your hair? Trying to look like Liyana or Arya? ”
” Hey don’t mess with my hair, its my signature look! Neither Liyana nor Arya can come close to this hotness. ” , Zaeem frowned, as he subconsciously ran a hand through his tresses
” Sure bro..keep telling yourself that ” , I laughed as Yazeed nudged me
I was about to open my mouth again when I heard my name…
“Guys! ” , I smiled in surprise, as Riza, Immy and Arshad walked towards us, and I quickly began introducing them
“Yazeed, Zaeem…meet Riza, Imraan, Arshad…”
” Hey guys nice to finally put names to your faces! ” Yazeed and Zaeem said almost simultaneously
We all did the guy side hug thing, saying our hello’s.
” So you’re the cop huh” , Zaeem said as he walked around Immy pretending to check him out, ” I just dont see it bro ”
Zaeem was such a character really!
Immy looked quite amused at Zaeem , ” you don’t know the half of it kiddo, ill take you one day on one of my expeditions then we shall see you see it. ”
I could see Yazeed and Riza hit it off, they seemed to already be in some deep conversation, damn!
“Hey, Arshad right?”..Zaeem said as he looked at Arshoo ,” bro whats with the shirt? ”
Arshoo’s smile dropped, because it was THAT shirt and he hated it. I’m pretty sure that Zainab emotionally blackmailed him into wearing it!
” Got this from the in laws, just don’t mention anything about this please, you never know who is listening ” , Arshad said innocently
Zaeem clearly couldn’t keep it in and had to let it out, then seeing the look on Arshad’s face , apologized, ” I’m sorry bro jet lag getting to me! ”
“Wait till you get married “, Arshoo winked
” Hey Zoheb nice welcome you got us here huh, all your friends to get us 2? I’m quite chuffed. ” Yazeed laughed.
And then it struck me!
” They are at the airport because…..because…how come you’re at the airport Reez? I thought that all of Zainab’s and Arshad’s family already arrived? ”
“Because…we’re here to help you transport the rest of your family ” , Riza grinned
“It’s just Yazeed and Zaeem, and my cousin Shaista and her baby ..” , I said, looking very confused…”and her flight just about landed”
” Bro, your name isn’t common that much I do know, but that means there’s either another Zoheb somewhere here right now or that banner is for you. ” Yazeed laughed.
I froze. I froze because as I lifted my eyes…I saw a whole lot of my cousins and aunts holding a “Team Zoheb ” banner and some of them were wearing “Team Groom ” tshirts!
” I think I wanna run coz I mean don’t get me wrong ,this is cute but… embarrassing cute. ” Zaeem grinned
” Well then at least now the whole of Joburg knows that Team Zoheb has arrived ” Riza laughed as he patted me on my back
My three favorite aunts…my cousins Shaista, Shakirah, Isa, Haajirah, Sakeena, Ahmed, Amierah, Abdullah,..to name a few. To say that I was overjoyed would be a major understatement! I bit my lip and smiled like an idiot….from Yazeed to Abdullah…to the little tots that accompanied…my family was here!!!!
Just pretend that I screamed that salaams right in your ear:-p
First things first, i tried not put too many emoticons in Zoheb and Aara’s watsapp chat , if they come up as foreign lingo like xytehz or something, then please log onto the site to view this post:)
It would be a good idea for you to read (if you aren’t already reading them) all the collaborated blogs for the wedding posts so far. It will give you a better idea on the visiting characters and their stories and personalities.
Thank You to the Author of Diary Of Confessions & the Author of Life Through My Eyes for this post:)
An official welcome to Yazeed and Zaeem (www.diaryofconfessions.wordpress.com)
Shakirah, Saby,Ahmed, Huzaifa,Isa,Abdullah,Aaminah,Ayesha, Suhail, Sahal (https://amyi3.wordpress.com)
My sister and biggest critic..Shaista
Amierah…an ardent and supercute fan:)
LLD and every blogs resident commentator..the one whose comments all of us scroll down to read….HAAJ!
Sakeena…aka SK..lol..Sk I had to do this I simply simply HAD to do this:-p
We’re all in the process of putting together the wedding posts…please be patient, I know that this is probably the longest wedding ever…we promise that it will be worth it:)
Anyway…wish you a splendid New Year with loads of happiness, love and friendship:)