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Very interesting0October 11, 2020 at 5:11 pm #1413761
Trust me you don’t wanna miss this
story, especially this chapter 😉
I had no idea where I was going, but I
knew that I won’t be going home
tonight. My heart hurt and I hated this
feeling. Farid was unworthy of me, he
didn’t deserve my appreciation, my care,
my attention or my lo… nevermind.
I called Sobia as soon as I got inside the
cab and informed her that I am coming
to her place.
Sobia’s mother was out of town to meet
her sister-in-law so Sobia was all alone.
‘Wow, you look stunning’ She greeted
me as soon as she opened the door.
I walked inside to give her a hug.
I held on to her for extra few minutes
and she let me.
‘You okay?’ She whispered.
I shook my head.
‘Oh Laila, common let me make you
After making some hot cup of tea and
warming up some leftover pizza, we sat
down with our food in her bedroom.
‘Here, get into something comfy, I’ll go
and grab and an extra blanket. I
changed into some comfortable plain
white pajama set.
‘This is so soft’ I told her when she
walked in with a huge blanket.
After finishing up our food, I laid down
on her bed and closed my eyes while
Sobia massaged my head.
‘I have never seen you like this’ She said
breaking the silence.
‘Me too’ Just when I said that, my phone
started ringing. It was Farid.
I ignored it.
‘What’s going on between you guys?’
She finally asked.
‘I don’t know, I can’t be around him
Sobia. He is toxic for me’ I opened my
eyes and sat up to face her.
‘Why did you marry him then?’ I knew
she’ll ask me this question one day and I
was ready to answer her questions with
I finally told her everything from start to
‘You idiot’ She looked at me as if I have
grown an extra head.
‘ I had to Sobia, it was a chaos and I had
no other option’
‘He blackmailed you, Laila’
My phone rang again, it was Farid.
‘So now what?’
‘Can I stay with you tonight?’ I asked
‘Of course but that’s not what I
meant…what I mean is how long are you
going to keep this up for?’
‘I have four months contract with him.
After that, we will be separated and I’ll
go back to my old life’
‘Do you think he’ll let you?’
‘Yes, why wouldn’t he?’
She laughed at me.
‘Why are you laughing Sobia?’
‘You don’t see it do you?’
‘I don’t think he’ll ever leave you’ She
smiled at me and went off to sleep.
What if Sobia is right? No, she is not.
Farid and I would never…Right?
Before laying down, I checked my phone
again. I had 8 miss calls from Farid and 3
text messages. I opened the messages
and it said.
F: F--k where the hell are you?
F: Call me back dammit.
F:Come back home right now.
I ignored all of that, he is just angry at
me, not worried. Besides Melissa is there
to keep him company. All he really cares
about his money and that stupid
property from his grandfather’s will, not
I suddenly woke up and it sounded like
someone was knocking on the door
loudly. I checked the time and it was
I nudged Sobia and both of us walked
downstairs to check.
Sobia peeked outside through the
window and looked back at me with a
‘Farid’ She mouthed.
Ya Allah …how did he know I was here?
Sobia was about to open the door when
I stopped her.
‘Don’t he’ll leave after’ I whispered.
‘He’ll wake up the neighbours’ She
‘This is not good’
‘He looks so scary’ She informed me.
‘I know you are there Laila, I won’t leave
unless you open the door’ He yelled from
the other side.
‘How does he even know that you are
‘He knows I have no other place to go
to’ I answered.
‘Should I call the cops?’
‘No use…go upstairs, I’ll talk to him’ I
knew Farid, he won’t give up unless he
gets his way.
‘No, you go and I will talk’
‘He knows already, he will check the
room and do something stupid’
Without arguing, she left me and walked
up to her room. When I heard her close
her bedroom door. I opened the front
door and saw a very angry looking man.
‘What the f--k is wrong with you?’ He
walked inside without any invitation and
closed the door shut.
I stayed silent. He was nowhere done
‘Why didn’t you answer my call? I asked
around and nobody knew where you
went? I told you to f-----g stay with
me? Are you that stupid? What if
something would have happened to
you? Do you even know what kind of
people are out here in the street at
night?’ He eyes were red and pulled
‘Say something’ He shouted and it made
‘I am fine, I wasn’t feeling well’ I turned
around but he held me shoulder and
turned me around to face him again.
‘You are coming with me’
‘No’ I said weakly.
‘Why?’ He never asked why.
‘I just don’t feel like it’ I looked down,
trying to hold back my tears.
He scanned my face with intensity in his
‘Why?’ He took a step forward to me.
I took a step back, he grabbed my waist
to keep me in place.
‘Why?’ He brought his lips close to my
ears and I shivered.
‘Were you jealous of Melissa? Huh? Is
that why you left?’ He nibbled my ear
and I pushed him back.
‘Stop’ I yelled.
‘It’s true isn’t it wifey?’ He smirked at
‘You are wrong, I am not jealous of
anyone, especially your girlfriend’.
‘She’s not my girlfriend’ He got serious
I stayed quiet.
‘She is not my girlfriend’ He repeated.
‘ You don’t have to give me any
explanations, I don’t care if she is your
girlfriend….I could care less…’ I snapped,
glaring up at him.
‘Shut up’ His eyebrows pulled in and he
grabbed each side of my face, slamming
his lips against mine.
I protested but it was no use.
‘Shut up, Laila’ he said, kissing me over
and over.3+October 11, 2020 at 5:18 pm #1413764
As soon as our lips touched, I lost senses
of everything. He was too intense. It felt
like I was going to hell. It felt like a sin
and I didn’t care. His hands around me
become loose and he brought his hands
to my cheeks. The rough sensation
quickly turned into a sweet paradise. He
brought his lips down my throat and I
felt a sharp pain on my skin when he
s----d into my neck. That’s when I
recollected my sense.
‘Farid’ He didn’t recognize my voice at
first, he ignored me and continued
having his way.
‘Farid’ I said again and I made sure my
voice was loud enough for him to hear.
This time, he listened to me and let go
of me immediately. I looked at him and
saw his dark aura, I never noticed earlier
but he was intoxicated. His eyes were
gentle yet heavy and his lips were
swollen from kissing me. I looked away
from him right away and pulled my
shirt’s collar up to hide the marks that
he left of my shoulders.
‘Please leave Farid’ I wanted him to leave
before I changed my mind. I was scared
that if he stayed behind, we might do
something that we’ll both regret later.
We need to stay far away from each
other as possible. I can’t let this go on
The gentleness in Farid’s eyes washed
away from right after I told him to leave.
‘Yeah it’s not like this was anything
special anyways’ He stormed right out of
Sobia’s house and smacked the door
shut as loud as possible. I ran towards
the window and saw him smashing his
hands to the hood of his car before
I wanted him to go, but his last
comment did hurt me. For him, it might
have been nothing special, but for me, it
was a memory that I’ll never forget. I
just had my first kiss.
After a while, I walked upstairs to
Sobia’s room and I knew she was
awake but she pretended to be asleep
and I was very thankful for it. It would
have been really hard to explain
everything to her. What if she heard us?
Did she know that we …? I guess I’ll
never know. I was so embarrassed.
Never in a million years I would have
imagined that one day I’ll have my first
ever kiss with a guy like Farid. I guess
we really can’t tell what’s written in our
When I woke up, there was so sign of
Sobia, turned out she went out to me my
favorite cream cheese and bagel from a
bakery near her house. When she
returned and we started eating our food
she popped up the question.
‘So last night…’She chuckled. Ya Allah she
‘Let’s not make a huge deal about this
okay?’ I was feeling so shy.
‘Oh no my best friend, we are not done.
Not even close. You said you don’t like
him and yesterday you were all moaning
and stuff. It was so annoying, I bet the
entire neighbourhood heard you’ She
laughed and I dropped my bagel on the
plate. I was horrified.
‘Don’t play dumb now’ She winked.
‘Everything happened so quickly’ My
mind went back to thinking about
yesterday night. Yes, everything did
happen quickly. His one move changed
everything. I should have stopped him, I
know I could have if I tried, but I didn’t
and I knew why…because I wanted it as
much as he did and I hated myself for
wanting someone who didn’t want me
the same way.
‘No Sobia, it’s not like that. It was a
I knew I’ll have to face Farid one day or
another and I couldn’t stay with Sobia
any longer because her mother was
coming back home today, which meant
that I’ll have to go back to Farid’s place.
I knew he left his place at around
11:00am so I decided to wait until then
before going down there. It was about
11:30am when I reached his house, I
checked the living room and the kitchen.
There was no sign of Farid anywhere.
Thank god he is not here. I walked to my
room and saw that everything was all
clean and my dirty clothes were neatly
washed and folded. At least I won’t have
to worry about that anymore.
I was putting all of my clothes inside the
cupboard when Farid walked right into
‘You’re back’ It sounded more like a
question. Maybe he thought I’ll never
come back. Did he miss me?
‘Yeah, I hope that’s okay. Sobia’s mother
is back so I didn’t…’
‘Yeah, no…it’s okay.’ He said nervously.
‘I am sorry’ I blurted out these words
‘Just…about yesterday.’ After putting my
clothes inside, I walked away from him
and stood near the bookshelf to keep
some distance between us.
‘Okay’ He came closer to me, enough for
me to reach out and touch him, but
there was still some distance.
‘For telling you to leave or kissing you
back…everything that happened. It was
wrong and irresponsible and I am sorry’
I told him, avoiding his eyes. I know I
shouldn’t be the one to apologize but I
don’t want him to think that I liked
kissing him or give him any wrong
‘It was just a kiss Laila, it’s not like it
meant anything. I was drunk and you
were there, it was just a matter of time. I
would have kissed any other girl the
same way if she was there instead of
you’ His light response didn’t reach his
smile that was plastered on his face. He
said those words to hurt me. I knew it
the second he said it. He can’t be that
insensitive, can he? Everything about
him in this moment was making me
‘Good’ I smiled back. If he wanted to be
such an arse then fine.
‘I’ll be home late’ He said quietly as he
walked out of my room. There were two
things that my fake husband never failed
to do, first,humiliate me and second hurt
me and each time he did it, it hurt me
more than before.I knew there was
something good, some kindness left in
him but he always covered it with hate
and anger. Why was he like this?3+October 11, 2020 at 5:26 pm #1413767
The next two weeks went by really fast,
Farid and I tried our best to avoid each
other as much as possible. Both of us
knew about each other’s timings so we
hardly had an encounter. Whenever he
was here, I stayed in my room or went
outside and he did the same thing. We
had nothing left to talk about since our
Today was Sobia’s birthday and Rafay
asked me to invite Farid which meant
that I’ll have to talk to him today. I was
walking outside of his bedroom
debating if I should ask him or leave it.
It’s not like he would come with me in
the first place. I was about to knock on
his door when the door flew open and
Farid looked stunned.
‘What are you doing here?’ He asked
‘It’s Sobia’s birthday today…’Before I
could finish my sentence he jumped in
as usual. He never let me speak.
‘Yeah okay, tell the driver he’ll pick you
up from the party if it gets late’ He was
about to close the door when I stepped
inside his room for the first time.
‘Hey…’ He protested.
‘Would you please just listen…I wanted
to ask if you want to come to the
birthday party with me’. I snapped at
He looked confused.
‘You want me to go with you?’ Why is he
asking me this?
‘Yeah I guess if you want to’ I shrugged.
‘Okay’ He calmly replied.
‘Cool’ I took a step back and literally ran
out of his room. Why is my mind keep
on going back to him?
By 4 pm, I was all ready. I wore a plain
red flowy dress and left my straight hair
open and for makeup, I did a brown
smokey eye and nude lipstick. When I
walked downstairs, I saw Farid and he
didn’t fail to get my attention. He was
wearing a black suit and a red tie. His
hair was pulled back which made him
look a little older than his age but this
look suited him. I walked up to him and
he took my hand in his hand and my
eyes popped up.
He took out a red velvet box from his
jacket’s pocket and inside of it was a
beautiful rose gold diamond ring. It was
simple and elegant. He took the ring out
of the box and slipped it on my ring
finger. It was a perfect fit.
‘Farid…’ I looked at him and then back to
‘Do you like it? I can get something else
if you don’t…’
‘I love it’ I squeezed his hands.
My eyes filled up with tears, I was feeling
so many different emotions. Even
though it was all fake. It still meant
‘Why are you crying stupid girl?’ He took
my face in his hands and wiped the
tears away from my face.
‘Thank you’ My voice was still shaking.
This ring was a proof of our marriage
even though it was temporary…
‘Lets go’ He didn’t let go of my hand
until we reached his car.
I kept looking at my hands, I didn’t
understand his gesture…without making
false assumptions I decided to ask him.
‘Farid…why did you give me this ring?’
‘Hmm?’ He was clearly lost in his own
‘I said, why did you give me this ring?’
‘I thought you liked it.’
‘I do, I just don’t understand why…’
‘Because every bride needs her diamond
ring …now let me enjoy the music’
He went back to humming some soft
rock lyrics and my eyes went back to the
rock that was shining brightly in my
The party was small and intimate,
everyone there was a close family
relative or a friend. I practically knew
everyone at the party. After greeting the
birthday girl, I took Farid with me to
introduce him to the families I knew.
Everything seemed to like Farid.
‘How come you know all these people?’
He asked when we sat down at one of
‘Sobia and I are pretty close, we know
everyone in each other’s families’ I
explained to him.
‘Your mother just walked in’ He
informed me and I looked around until I
saw her in the crowd.
‘We should go’ I told him.
‘I don’t think she wants to talk to me’ I
was having an anxiety attack.
‘You’re okay?’ He was worried.
‘I just need some air’ I walked outside
the hall, leaving him behind.
I was walking outside in the lawn when
I heard my mother.
‘Laila’ I turned around and walked right
towards my mother.
‘Ammi’ I didn’t realize I was crying.
She opened her arms and embraced me.
‘Ammi’ I held her tightly and she patted
‘Shhh Laila…dont cry. I am here’
‘I missed you, I thought I lost you
She and I sat down on the grass and she
wiped away the tears from her eyes as
well as mine.
‘Ammi, Farid and I…’
‘I know’ She answered.
‘How?’ I asked.
‘Farid spoke to me, he said he is the one
to blame. He told me how he
manipulated you into marrying him for
money’ She sighed.
‘Ammi, listen what happened was…’
‘Laila, you don’t have to explain
anything, I can understand why you fell
for his trap. I am sorry I couldn’t protect
you’ She was having a breakdown.
‘I am happy with him’ I told her
She looked confused.
‘He is a nice guy Ammi, I know he comes
out very cold and harsh but he is a
caring person, he’s just been through a
lot’ I explained it to her.
‘I just don’t want you to suffer because
of us’ She weakly said.
‘I am not, I know it was a fast decision,
but it was meant to be’
My mother and I talked for a while
before walking inside, when Rafay and
Sobia saw me and my mother together,
she winked at me and nudged Rafay
who gave me a thumps up. My mother
got busy with other guests and I went
out to look for Farid because he was
nowhere in sight.
I walked back outside when I saw a
dark figure in a distance. When I walked
closer, I realized it was Farid, and he was
smoking a cigarette.
‘Cigarette is injurious to health’ I said
‘Yet people die in all different ways,
other than smoking as well’ He fought
I rolled my eyes.
He pulled a cigarette out of his mouth
and crushed it under his shoes.
‘Better?’ He asked.
I shook my head.
‘Lets go inside Sobia is about to cut the
cake’ I smiled at him and started
walking back inside, hoping he would
follow and thankfully he did.
‘Are you happy with me?’ He asked from
behind. Maybe he heard the
conversation I had with my mother a
I kept walking, not sure how to answer
it. Was I happy with him?
‘Answer me’ He demanded, he was a lot
closer to me this time.
‘Are you?’ I turned around and asked
the same question, I wanted to know
this as much as he did.
‘What do you think?’ He tucked my hair
behind my ear and walked inside.6+October 12, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1413913Ele1Member
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Author, who is you is your girlfriend/wife? I can bet with my biggest treasure that she will never leave you.. The scene, use of words, everything is so romantic and im already writing some of the romantic words down, ride on1+October 12, 2020 at 9:56 pm #1413943GraceMember
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I love the beginning of this soon to be amazing love story1+
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