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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A New Beginning - Round Eighteen (dedicated to Karamilah)

Happy Birthday Karamilah - As promised here is your birthday gift


Previously. . .

Just as she was getting into her trusty combat pants she got a text msg. She thought it might be Jooja asking her to bring something up so she checked the msg.

"Dont come back up here - I will come down to you in a minute"


She didnt know how to react. Why would he want to come down to her room?? Wasnt that a little presumptuous of him that just because she allowed him to kiss her and hold her hand it doesnt mean that he was welcome in her room. She suddenly panicked and ran out the room and called the lift both up and down. She noticed one lift was coming down from higher floors so she quickly ran into the staircase. She went down a few floors then took the lift down to the lobby.

"Where are you?"

She ignored.

"Meems?? Hii!!"

She looked up and her jaw dropped.

Meems: "Khaleefa!! What are you doing here?"

Khaleefa: "I should be asking you the same thing - how come your in ur PJs?"

Meems: "Hahah oh yeah - Im . . . its a long story"

Khaleefa: "listen ive been meaning to call you for a while now but i lost all my numbers. I really have to rush now. Can I have your number again?"

Meems: "Yeah sure - i need to go as well. I will send you a text"

Khaleefa: "Cool c u"

And that was it. He just walked off. She suddenly realised that she was not as heart broken to see him as she thought she was. But she did notice that he had dark circles under his eyes and looked like he had lost a lot of weight.

She called the lift and sent him a text while waiting

Outgoing msg K<3
This is me

The lift arrived and as she was stepping in still looking at her phone, she felt a presence. She glanced up and saw Sami.

Sami: "Inty fainik??"

All kinds of lies occurred to her but none made sense. She cant say she was getting a key for the room cos she was already changed. She cant say her phone was in the room cos he just saw it in her hand.

Meems: "Eehhmmm - hnee. Just came down to the shop to get some cigerettes"

Sami: "6ayib fainhum"

Meems: "I couldnt get any - forgot to get cash and they wont charge it to the room"

Sami: "Ok wait I will go get them for you"

He quickly jogged away from the lift and into the little shop inside Rivoli and came back with 2 packs of Davidoff Menthols. He came back and put his arm around her shoulders as they waited again for the lift. She glanced sideways and saw Khaleefa standing outside.

Random thoughts rushed through her head. What was he still doing here, didnt he leave in a rush more than 5 minutes ago?? Oh my god, Sami has his arm on my shoulder. What would Khaleefa think? Why do I care?? Why does he have that look on his face?

Incoming msg K<3
Allah ywafgich

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A New Beginning - Round Seventeen


"Ah my partner-in-crime, hahaha, hes just gone to the men's room, there he is"

Meems and Jooja both looked over their shoulders involuntarily to where Marwan was pointing. Meems whipped her head back around.



Meems: "Sami??? Your the partner??"

There was an awkward silence that lasted a few minutes before Meems excused herself to go to the ladies room. Jooja followed her trying to calm her down.

Meems: "Jooja I cant beleive you did this. You know my Sami story"

Jooja: "M - you guys are meant for each other. Give it a chance. Hes been asking for this to happen for soo long - ever since he knew that Marwan and I are friends"

The girls went back to the dinner table and the outing went smoothly after that. Sami was enough of a gentleman to avoid specific topics and he tried his best to make Meems comfortable. They finished up dinner and decided to all go for coffee in a different setting. Jooja suggested their hotel lobby despite Meems's multiple kicks under the table.

They were all standing downstairs waiting for the cars to come back from the valet when a heavily tinted white Bentley drives up. Meems could not help but stare and sigh. This was her dream car. So close yet so far. The door open and the valet parking attendant comes out. Sami holds the door open and says "ladies enjoy it. were all going to the same place anyways. So its urs for the next ten minutes that it takes from here to the Dusit."

Jooja gave out a little shreik and quickly jumped into the passenger seat. Meems was too embarrassed but Sami insisted. She got into the drivers seat trying really hard to hide her excitement. She checked in the rear view mirror and saw the boys getting into her car. They overtook them and drove off.

Meems: "Shall we be fashionably late??"

Jooja giggled knowing exactly what she meant. It took Meems a few minutes to figure out how to take the sexy red soft top down. The left DIFC and headed towards Jumeirah. They cruised through Jumeirah Beach Road getting a little too much attention so they took a left at Madinat Jumeirah and came back through Sheikh Zayed Road. It was almost 45 minutes before they drove up at the hotel and they saw Sami waiting for them at the door. He quickly rushed over and opened the car door for Meems.

"Its not enough that your driving a convertable, your also gorgeous. Do you know how many calls I got telling me about the hot chick driving my car??!!!"

Meems: "Oh my god Im so sorry. You know what Im like when it comes to cars. I didnt realise so many people know you here."

Sami: "Babe its ok - you do realise that Im just gonna get more popular and that NEVER hurts."

It was natural. He slipped his hand into hers and walked her into the lobby and towards the lifts.

Meems: "Hey where is Jooja?"

Sami: "Im flattered. Did I really distract you enough for you to loose ur friend or was it the car?? hahahah anyways, she went up to the office. Marwan and I didnt wanna wait for close to an hour in the lobby"

Meems: "Office??"

Sami: "Yeah well - Marwan and I sort of live here. So we have a 2 bedroom suite that we also work out of. We call it the office cos that sounds better than home"

Meems: "Aaahh"

They got into the lift and he pressed "46" and as the doors closed he closed in on her.

Meems: "Sami - dont"

"I cant help it - do you know how long Ive waited for this??" he said as he looked at her lips and closed the 2 inch space that remained. The kiss was like nothing she had ever experienced before. He put just the right amount of force to make her part her lips but he did not use his tongue at all. His restraint was driving her crazy and just as she was about to explore him with her tongue, he pulled away.

"Were here" he said with a smile. A moment later the lift PINGed and he led her out. He held her hand tightly and caressed the back of her hand with his thumb as he walked towards the room door. He knocked lightly and they heard shuffling and Marwan opening the door. He then shuffled back to his desk and continued working on his laptop. Jooja was standing by the window yabbering away in french on the phone. The usual Jooja. Sami excused himself to get into something more comfortable and Meems realised that Marwan was in shorts and Jooja was in in tracks.

Meems: "What the hell am I doing still wearing a dress and heels?? This is soo not me"

Everyone cracked up laughing including Jooja who was supposedly on the phone. So she just stuck her hand out with the room key. Meems took the key from her and told everyone she will be back in a few minutes and headed to the 30th floor where their room was.

Just as she was getting into her trusty combat pants she got a text msg. She thought it might be Jooja asking her to bring something up so she checked the msg.

"Dont come back up here - I will come down to you in a minute"

Monday, June 8, 2009

A New Beginning - Round Sixteen

So many different thoughts were running through her mind. She couldn't organise her thoughts. She couldn't decide what to do. She was just standing there frozen while she can feel something pulling on her. She was internally willing herself to move so that he wont see her but she guessed that subconsciously, she wanted him to see her.

"Meeeemz mooooove, lets go"

She snapped out of it and clicked away in her high heels towards the valet parking guy. She stood outside puffing away on her cigarette nervously. Jooja continued with her jabbering about this and that and ignored her nervousness thinking it was just due to the fact that it was a blind date. Jooja tried to get her to relax but it wasn't working. She didn't wanna push it cos she didn't want her to reach the point where she will just turn around and go back to the room.

"Jooja the car is here, let go, QUICKLY" yelled Meems as she ran around and impatiently waited for the valet parking dude to get out of the driver's seat. She quickly jumped into the car and switched on the music system. "Let's Dance" by Lady GaGa blared out and Jooja always being one to quickly get into the mood started dancing away. Then she turned down the volume and said "looooook at that Bentley - ooohhhh - Omani licence plate also"

Meems nervously peeked through the rear view mirror, "hhhmmm anyways listen so who are these guys we are meeting??"

"Marwan was an ex-colleague, he left the company a long time ago and he settled here in Dubai. He started a business with someone and his partner is the one who is coming - oh here I just got an SMS - change of plans, no more Emirates Towers, we are going to Zuma - where is that??"

"Ok cool - Zuma is in DIFC, right opposite Emirates Towers anyways, very close to us. But I just need to pick up my shoes from Gucci in the towers so you stay in the car and I will run in quickly and get it"

Twenty minutes later, the girls were in the lift going up to the restaurant. They were greeted by the host and started walking towards the reserved table. One guy was seated there and when he saw the girls approaching he got up and greeted them warmly. He hugged Jooja and lingered for a little bit which put a smile on Meems's face. He pulled their chairs for them and hey all sat down.

"Sorry for the sudden change of plans but we had to avoid Emirates Towers since our competitors are having an event there," said Marwan.

"Its fine don't worry about it - Meems loves Zuma. So where is your friend" said Jooja pointing at the empty seat next to Marwan and opposite Meems

"Ah my partner-in-crime, hahaha, hes just gone to the men's room, there he is"

Meems and Jooja both looked over their shoulders involuntarily to where Marwan was pointing. Meems whipped her head back around.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

I know I know

I have been completely useless when it comes to updating - but I am somehow not motivated at all - I have rediscovered the social scene and therefore not spending much time at home and online - but I promise I will post a new part very soon - and I give u guys permission to nag me so that it actually gets done faster
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