“Who knew the next time we went for a walk in the park, the three of us would be busy,” Amani said. Half a step ahead of Gohar and Hina, she turned to Hina and slowed down to smile. Hina responded with an expression that was between a smile and a swamp. Gohar changed without saying anything.
“Tell us about your fiance,” Amani said.
“He’s an architect,” Hina said.
Amani said, “Oh, come on.” “It simply came to our notice then. What are his dreams and opinions? What does he expect from his future wife? What does he mean by an ideal family life? More importantly, what car does he drive, what brand does he have and have you got any hints about his salary?
“Amani,” said Gohar, “you are asking a lot of questions.”
“Too many questions?” Amani stopped walking. Hina and Gohar took a few steps before stopping and turning in their direction. When I’m engaged, you both need every last detail. It’s only fair that Hina does the same thing when it comes to her. Being late for the game doesn’t mean he can skip the game! “
Gohar said, “Amani, your engagement is four years old.”
We have plenty of time to get information from you. Hina’s engagement is still new. Give it some time
“If it was Hina, she still wouldn’t share her news,” Amani said. “That’s why it’s good that you realized they had to part with it and tell me the gems.”
Looking at Hina’s face, Gohar said quickly.
“Then what is it?” Amani said. “Shouldn’t I know about it?”
“Ahh.” Gohar looked from Hina to Amani and back to Hina.
“If it had happened to me, Gohar wouldn’t have known,” Hina said.
He started walking on the jogging track again. Gohar and Amani looked at each other, then hurried to catch up with Hina.
“It’s clear to me now,” Amani said. “You’re embarrassed because your fianc doesn’t deserve to be seen.”
“It’s not the fiance trophy you put on display,” Hina said.
“You’re just saying that your life can’t be compared to mine,” Amani said. “If I’m going to do it that way, I wonder why I bother to be friends with you.”
“Don’t you understand?” Gohar said to Amani. “She doesn’t feel bad because she doesn’t like what she’s getting. She feels bad because she doesn’t know what she’s getting.
“Gempearl!” Hannah looked at him.
“They deserve to know,” Gohar said. “When Amani initially felt upset with her engagement, she told us. When he got used to it, he told us. Hannah, this is just one step towards overcoming you.
Hina reads the hedge that connects to the park before answering, “It’s not like a lot is happening at once, so I’m overwhelmed. It’s more like I’m being taken somewhere. I don’t know anything about it, so I don’t know what to think. “
“That’s all?” Amani nodded. “I’ll show you how to think about it. Immediate emergency meeting in my room!”
As Hina entered the house, Amy said, “You spent a lot of time in the park this morning.”
“Just talk to the girl,” Hina said. “Are you all ready to go somewhere?”
“Yes,” said Mimi. “Go and get ready quickly, we’re going to the market to get our clothes ready.”
Hina looked at her mother for a moment in surprise and asked, “Ah, dress? You mean…?”
“Hina, your Eid dress,” said Amy. “Don’t wait for me anymore. Five minutes. “
When Hina hurried to her room and found her shoes and bag, she put her hand on his heart as if it had stopped beating so fast. She was almost terrified when she assumed that her mother was talking about her engagement dress. Preventing yourself from avoiding the game because they knew the engagement was a last-minute saving.
Seeing Amy carrying goods for fancy dress in her hands at the shop, Hina felt that her mother was checking her eyes more deeply than usual. Hina didn’t understand until she realized that her Eid dress would double like a fancy dress for post-engagement parties. He looked around at the clothes on display around the shop. For the shortest moment, she posed for a photo of herself in a beautiful dress for the wedding and engagement party, then the fear grew towards her and she suddenly controlled her imagination. It didn’t happen because I looked upset in front of my mother.
It was difficult to maintain her composure when Ammi took Hina to the shoe store. The shoes that Mimi bought for Hina were longer than the heels she usually wears. It was a red flag. These were not ordinary Eid shoes. These were the shoes of the engaged girl.
Hina returned home from the market resounding with new thoughts and immediately. He walked towards Ray’s room.
“I thought,” Hina opened the door and started talking as soon as she stepped inside the door.
“You think? Here is the news, ”Ray looked up from his laptop.
“Ray,” Hannah Ray’s response persisted. “I thought the only thing I had to wait for this year was to graduate, then sometime when I thought about what to do with my life. I would get a master’s degree, maybe even a PhD. Marriage was nowhere in my five-year plan.
“It’s now,” Ray said.
“I had an idea that my mother and father were looking for suggestions, but I didn’t let that bother me, even when my mother dragged me into the kitchen to learn how to cook. However, every doctor wants brides. Who is a college graduate of English literature? Hina threw her bag on Ray’s bed and blew herself up with it.
“You’re in denial,” Ray said. “It’s simple and easy.”
“refusal?” Hina said. “The refusal came when Amani was convinced that she could walk in Slate Heels. The refusal came when Gohar signed up to take part in the debate. It’s a normal reaction, thank you very much. ۔ “
“Then how ready is Gohar?” Ray asked. “She’s getting married this winter, isn’t she?”
Hina said, “Gohar has not finished shopping yet.
“When a girl does colonial work on the moon, a girl goes shopping,” Ray said.
“What did you say?” Hina looked at Ray from where she was spread across the bed.
“I said, Gohar will never be ready for his marriage because she is a girl,” Ray said.
Hina said, “What do you mean?”
“Okay …” Ray logged out of his laptop and confronted Hina. “For one thing, girls never give up on shopping ideas. For another, they always want to lose a few more pounds. Don’t forget the picture of the ideal wedding day. Ah!”
Hina had just leaned on him. Picking him up and throwing him back on the bed, he continued, “Now, take the boys, for example. Give a boy a girl of your choice and a wedding date, and he won’t ask any questions. There is no problem with a flower in the right place, or in any arrangement. There is no question on the guest list. The housewives are for that. They are arranged before the boys’ wedding, no doubt about it. ۔ “
“Really?” Hannah curled herself up in her corner and stared at Ray. “prove it.”
“Easier said than done.” Ray raised his fingers and began to count. “My cousin Farhan. Met a beautiful girl who could cook. Gone in sixty seconds. Cousin Sana. Matching a boy with a bank balance and a car, and a house in which he will move within six months. Ever since Sana was ready to tie the knot with him, he could have gone to two more houses.
“These are individual cases, and have been excluded for that reason,” Hina said.
“Individual affairs? Do you want me to marry you
Family aspect? Ray raised his eyebrows at Hannah.
“We talked about it all day and couldn’t find it anywhere,” Ray said.
to be continued…