TROIS! TROIS! TROIS! 😉 And keeping up with this very sunnah number 3, I just realised I’ve been blogging for the past 3 months and still going strong, thanks to you awesome sauce people! 😛 Soo, I would just like to take the time to thank all of you for the support and love you guys give me! From the readers that have stuck with DOAD from the very beginning, to the newbies and future readers of DOAD, THANK YOU *hugs and kisses* ♥ And THIS POST, my fellow lovelies, marks the end of 2013!!! 😀 *fireworks in the background* 😀 HAPPY NEW YEARS TO ALL! Hope you all have a wonderful blessed year ahead of you! 🙂 Much Love DOAD ♥♥♥ *trois trois trois*
Jet skiing! Nuha was a genius! Seriously! Her therapy was the total opposite of a typical calm spa day. Instead we were going to hit the Dubai waters in style. On JET SKI’S! Uzair met us in the reception shortly after I phoned him. Zaheer and Ashley had vanished into thin air. Either they had seen me and made a mad dash, or they had plans. Nuha could see how angry I was. She buckled and told me the therapy plan and even allowed Uzair to come with…
ME: JET SKIING! Nuuuu you amazing person!
NUHA: I am quite amazing aren’t I!?
UZAIR: Yeah yea, scaredy cat. Let’s see if you actually get ON the jet ski (nudging Nuha)
NUHA: I’ll prove you wrong! You just wait and see Bobat!
ME: How does that even work? You’re also ‘Bobat’ but you’re going to call him ‘Bobat’. Imagine if ALL ‘Bobats’ called each other ‘Bobat’? Wouldn’t that be comical?! (Laughing)
NUHA: Rahem. Shurrup! (giving me a hug)
We walked down to the beach kiosk where the water sports were
UZAIR: Wait, so where you saw Zaheer?
ME: In the reception. With that chick from school.
NUHA: So is that the girl he cheated on you with?
ME: No. I don’t even know who the girl is. I just call her ‘Joburg Girl’
NUHA: (laughing) ‘Joburg Girl’, how very original Yas…
We got strapped into our life jackets and jumped onto the jet ski’s. There were only 2 jet ski’s so we had to take turns. Nuha and I went first. And. It. Was. AMAZING! The water was cold but the sun was shining bright with a cool breeze in the air. Basically the weather was gorgeous! Next, Nuha and Uzair went. Uzair jet ski’d like a maniac! Seriously, he was all over the place, with this wicked smile on his face. His facial expression was so cute! Like a kid, playing with a new toy, that was Uzair. I was just enjoying the sunlight and the sand so when it was my turn, I opted to not go
UZAIR: Yas, the jet ski awaits you!
ME: Naa, I just wanna sit here and chill
UZAIR: No. Go!
ME: No. YOU go!
NUHA: Eh, while you two argue about who’s going, I’m going!!
And she was gone! Well she conquered her water sporting fears very quickly! Uzair took off his life jacket and plopped him self down on the sand next to me
UZAIR: (nudging my shoulder) What you say?
ME: What I say?
UZAIR: (shrugging his shoulders) I dunno. You look deep in thought
ME: (nodding my head) Just admiring the great endless ocean waters…
I turned my head slighlty to look at Uzair. He looked at me. A small strand of hair had escaped from my hat. He reached out, and as swiftly as he could, tucked that strand of hair back under. I smiled and leaned my head on his shoulder, wanting to freeze that moment and keep it forever
ME: (swallowing the lump forming in my throat) Uzair. I needa tell you something
UZAIR: (snaking his arm around my waist, pulling me closer) Shoot
ME: (sighing, speaking fast) Ithinkyoushouldstartdatingagain
I had to tell him. I had to make sure he knew that he and I would not date again. He was too precious for me to loose.
UZAIR: (looking at me quizically) Come again?
ME: (sighing) You need to get back into the dating game. I think you should start dating again (biting my lip)
UZAIR: (running his fingers through his hair) Umm….Err… (Cracking his neck) I don’t really know ….what to say to that.
ME: Say yes (turning to face him) Say you’ll do it! Say you’ll be open minded, and that you’ll think about it.
I held his gaze for a really long time until we were interuppted
It was Zainab
ME: Hey Zay
ZAINAB: Heey! Why didn’t you tell me you were here?
ME: What? At the beach? Wasn’t actually supposed to come. Last minute plans
ZAINAB: Aah, I see
ME: I think I saw Ashley earlier on?
ZAINAB: Yeah she and Zee went to get Starbucks (rolling eyes) Then Zee goes and chucks his cup into the water! (Laughing)
ME: (smiling) Aah, well……what a litter bug?
I didn’t know what else to say! I was trying to compromise. Uzair looked at me as if to say ‘smooth move bro’ I just shrugged my shoulders…
Uzair looked at me.
ME: Zainab this is Uzair. Uzair, Zainab.
UZAIR: Hi how ya doin?
ZAINAB: Good and you? Is this your cousin Yaz?
ME: No, he’s my…. Umm…. Umm…. (looking at Uzair)
UZAIR: (supressing a laugh) I’m your….
ME: He’s my…. Err….
UZAIR: (laughing) I’m her ex boyfriend. Also her best guy friend, her other half and future husband (winks at me)
ME: (speechless expression) Umm…
ZAINAB: Awww, oh my god! Yazmeen he is SO cute! And such a keeper!
ME: (looking at Uzair) I guess he is (ruffling his hair)
UZAIR: Is that so… Because 5 minutes ago you were busy telling me to date other girls (raising his eyebrows at me)
ZAINAB: (sitting down next to me) Yaz, why would you say that?! He’s gorgeous and so sweet! Seems much nicer then Zee
ME: (laughing) Woah, since when did this become 2 against one?! You both cant gang up on me! (looking at Uzair)
UZAIR: Zainab, just tell this friend of yours to not make the biggest mistake of her life by letting me go (wink) Cause… Ya know… I’m gorgeous. And amazing. And sweet. (Nudging me)
ME: Yeeah yeeah suure (nudging him back)
We all turned to look at who was behind us. It was Ashley. She was standing in between 2 guys, Zaheer and Indian Dan
ZAINAB: Oh hey! Sorry, I bumped into Yaz and we just got talking (smiling)
ASHLEY: Oh, well we were just wondering where you were
INDIAN DAN: Yeah babe. Not cool… Just ditching me (sitting down next to Zainab)
Oh great! Now that half the paki crew was sitting with Uzair and I, I was just HOPING Zah and Ashley wouldn’t plop themselves by us. Fortunately Nuha came…
NUHA: Heey! Ooh I see we have company. Hi, I’m Nuha (sitting opposite Zainab)
ZAINAB: Hey! I’m Zainab, and this ugly fellow here is Daniel, aka Indian Dan!
INDIAN DAN : Heeeey! She’s just jealous she doesn’t have my smexy looks (winks at Zainab)
NUHA: (laughing) Aww, you guys are soo cute! (Looking up at Ashley) why don’t you guys sit down?
I did an inward groan. Really?! Was Nuha trying to HELP or trying to create a horror scene!!
ASHLEY: Err… No that’s fine (smiling) we were just going to carry on walking
UZAIR: (pulling me even closer to him to prove a point) No noo sit down! Chill out. Emjoy the view of the endless ocean (winks at me)
ME: (laughing) Stealing my line Bobat? (looking into his eyes to avoid all eye contact with Zaheer)
UZAIR: It was just SUCH a good line…. I had to use it (kisses me on my forehead)
ZAINAB: (laughing) Yaz, are you sure he’s your EX?!
INDIAN DAN: Wait, he’s your EX boyfriend….and you guys are….
ME: (finishing his sentence) not dating? Yes, we’re not dating.
UZAIR: I may not be her boyfriend, but I am definitely her other half (smiling half a smile looking at me)
Ashley and Zaheer who were still standing began to shuffle their feet uncomfortably.
ME: Are you suuure you don’t want to sit down? ( tilting my head with an innocent smile) Your legs might hurt from standing for too long.
But it was Zaheer that answered that. He grabbed Ashleys hand quite viscously and said
ZAHEER: No, we’re fine. Come on Ash
And with that they left. Uzair looked at me, gave me his million dollar smile and kissed me on my cheek
UZAIR: We did gooooood
ME: (laughing) We did reeeeeeeeal gooood! (kissing him on his cheek)
ZAINAB: I am so confused!
UZAIR: (looking at Zainab and Dan) You guys can chill with us if you want. I’m going up to the room, catch the highlights of the match.
INDIAN DAN: Match!!! You mean the footie match?! Dude, I am THERE!
ZAINAB: (rolling her eyes) Boys and their football!
I thought it might be awkward with Dan and Zainab not knowing Uzair. But it wasn’t! Instead the guys retreated to the suite room to watch the soccer/football while Nuha, Zainab and I went to have tea downstairs. First we went upstairs to dry up. Uzair and I still hand’t fully finished our conversation to do with him ‘dating other girls’. But it’d have to wait. It was tea time with the girls!
NUHA: Soo, Zainab, you and Yasmeen are in school together? Tell me… Was she a TOTAL nerd. When she first came?
ZAINAB: (laughing) Nerd… not really. She was just REALLY quiet! But then I guess she got use to our crazy paki crew!
NUHA: Yeah, the infamous ‘paki crew’ (laughing) how does one even come up with that name?
ZAINAB: Simple. Most of us are paki.. And we’re a crew (smiling) but then you have the exception of Indian Dan, clearly a British Indian! Yasmeen, Raihaan and Zee are South African so…
NUHA: I’m sorry… Zee is?
ZAINAB: Zaheer. We all call him ‘Zee’.
NUHA: Aah, just like how you call yasmeen YAZ… (looking at me and supressing a smile) So tell me how long have you been in Dubai for?
I felt like SUCH a third wheel. No offence to Nuu or Zainab, but I was seriously bored! I downed my cup of tea and pulled out my phone and BB’d Uzair
ME: Bored outta my mind! Please come save me 😦
UZAIR: LOL! See this is why you should never leave me 😉 where you?
ME: Coffee shop. I’m going to the bathroom. Meet you there :)x
UZAIR: Sounds good x
I put my phone away and cleared my throat
ME: Umm… Guys I’m just going to the bathroom
They both just nodded their heads and carried on talking about their lives.
I saw Uzair peaking his head around a column. I came around the other way to scare him
UZAIR: God! Wanna scare the living hell outta me Raheem?!!
ME: (laughing) Aww, man up Bobat! Come on. I needa get outta here. Let’s go for a walk
UZAIR: A walk? It’s dark outside
ME: Dark…Aww is Uzzi scared of the dark (laughing) It’s winter! The weather will be soooo nice! Come.
So we went walking outside. A proper walk on the beach. Just Uzair and I
ME: I just realised… I haven’t seen Fatz ALL day.
UZAIR: Aww, missing your BFF?
ME: Yes. I actually am (smiling) Tell Zayaand to lay off. (Linking my arm through his)
UZAIR: (laughing) Now you getting me involved in this…
UZAIR: I’ve been thinking bout what you said. About the dating thing…
UZAIR: And… (Swallowing and sighing) And I wanna know what made you suggest that? Like, why would you even think of that doll?
ME: I dunno, lots of things. You being here…..but also knowing that you’re going back to Durban. Remember when Ismaeel and I were talking? That day in the airport?
ME: We were talking about long distance relationships and stuff. Cause he dated this girl Camila in Dubai. And he was talking about you and me. And the possibility that long distance might work between us.
UZAIR: And what did YOU think? Think it’d work between us?
I just shrugged my shoulders
UZAIR: (stopping on the sand) Hey (turning me to face him) Look at me… (smiling)
ME: (looking up) Hi
ME: No. (Sighing) I don’t think it would work for 2 reasons. First I need someone there! With me. Get what I mean? And second… you’re my ex. I mean, is it even healthy to re-date your ex’s?
UZAIR: (smiling half a smile) Well that was deep…. And I’m unsure about how ‘healthy’ dating an ex is (wrapping his arms around my waist) Enlighten me doll.
ME: I’m serious
UZAIR: I’m also serious
ME: (raising my eyebrows) …
UZAIR: (sticking his tongue out at me) …
ME: (wrapping my arms around his neck) If you can’t beat em, join em!
UZAIR: (laughing) So you going to stop this nonsense about me dating other girls doll?!
ME: Oh HELL no! (Wink) Boiki, I’m telling you straight up now! I will not date you because….
UZAIR: Because why?
ME: Because because
ME: Uzaaaair… You still owe me an explanation!
UZAIR: An explanation? For what?
ME: That night… At the restaurant. You were telling me you would be with me whenever. And that you didn’t care what anyone thought. So I wanna know why…
UZAIR: God! You Raheem’s are SO stubborn (rolling his eyes)
ME: Yes. Yes we are. Now yallah. Tell me
UZAIR: (stroking my arm) Because…
ME: Because why?
UZAIR: Because… (Smiling sidewards) It’s obvious and undeniable that I … (stroking my face) I love you doll.
ME: (smiling) Well then, that’s also why I won’t date you. Because I love you. And care about you to much to just ‘date’ you. Get what I mean?
UZAIR: I’m getting what you meaning… (wink)
I’ll THINK…. I will THINK about dating other girls
ME: (shocked) Wait? Whaaaat?! (smiling) Seriously!
UZAIR: Don’t get too happy!
ME: What changed your mind?
UZAIR: You. You said you still love me (smiling)
ME: (Sticking my tongue out at him) I always have Bobat. Might even love you more than pizza
Definitely not! Pizza is my first love (wink)
UZAIR: I can live with that (smiling half a smile)
Shout out to ”All my Zubaida in stilettos fans and to al my cuziz a happY 2014!”