My poor Nu Nu! Shame, it was really such a shocking story, nothing any of us would have expected to happen on a normal Saturday afternoon. She was in tears over the phone with me. Zaheer’s driver dropped me off at home, and as soon as I was in the safety of my room, we had a skype session. Nuha was sobbing half the time so Fatz was filling me in on what happened. Apparently, Uzair pitched up with his new girl friend, that Yumna chick (I knew she was bad news) Now here’s where it gets juicy..
This Yumna, is the SAME girl Nuha’s ex boyfriend cheated on her with. Nuu never told anyone her name, Zayaan didn’t even know her name, he only knew her by face so when he opened the door that Nu had shut in their faces, he was shocked out of his socks to see Nuha’s ex best friends hand linked through Uzair’s. Uzair being…well….UZAIR, had NO CLUE what was going on. He was dating Yumna Karodia, his soccer friends sister, not his cousins ex best friend. It was a very hectic Saturday to say the least. The thing we all just could NOT wrap our head around, was why??? WHY would freaking stupid Yumna Karodia want to stir trouble in the Bobat household by coming for lunch?? She knew Uzair was Nuha’s cousin the moment she laid eyes on him! So WHY would she walk straight into her house, acting as if nothing had ever happened to them??? This was basically what happened….
Zayann let Yumna and Uzair into the house, Nuha ran to her room, Fatimah accompanying her not knowing why she was crying. Nuha’s mother, Aunty Faaiza and all her cousins were completely confuzzled as to what was going on. At that point, Zayaan was the only one that knew who Yumna really was…
UZAIR: Hey Zay, what happen to your sister??
ZAYAAN: (looking at Yumna) She felt a bit sick. Think her gag reflex was triggered
THAT had me in fits when they told me over Skype! Gag reflex….I thought Zayaan that insult!
UZAIR: Is she okay? Heard there’s a nasty bug going around
ZAYAAN: (staring looking grimly at Yumna) No, noo. She’s fine.
AUNTY FAAIZA: Uzair! You have grown so tall! I haven’t seen you for so long. And this is your friend… Yumna? Is that you Yumi?? Eh, you too, you’ll just keep growing!
Of course Aunty Faaiza would know Yumna! They use to have lift clubs when they were kids, when they USE to be best friends.
YUMNA: (finally speaking in her croaky toady voice) Err, gee, it’s… its been very long Aunty Faaiza… (looking down at her shoes)
UZAIR: (looking at both of them) Wait, you’ll both know each other? (smiling) This lunch won’t be so bad after all…
While Aunty Faaiza, Yumna and Uzair chatted away, Zayaan was busy filling in his cousins on the situation, explaining that Uzair’s ‘girlfriend’ just so happened to be the girl that got between Mo and Nuha. Being the tight knit group of Bobat’s that they are, they were furious, furious that this girl could have caused their first cousin so much pain and still have the nerve to walk into this house… Zayaan wanted to devise a plan on how to get this chick outta his house, because sooner or later he was going to loose it and just go mad! It was Haaj that came up with a brilliant idea
ZAYAAN: Look, I don’t want my mother finding out about all of this. Nuha’s been through enough.
RIDWAAN: How we gonna get this Yumna out the house without looking suspicious?
YAHYA: eh, you know how your mother is with questions. They never end!
HAAJ: Err, Guys, I got an idea
YUSUF: (smiling) That’s my girl (wrapping his arm around her waist)
HAAJ: (blushing) Since I’m the only girl here, I could make up some excuse and Yusuf and I will take Yumna out somewhere…
ISMAEEL: Ya, but what excuse?
HAAJ: I dunno……Oooo I GOT IT! We can say we don’t have cake for desert! And then Yusuf can take me and Yumna to Spar to get a cake…BUT I send Yumna in to get it, then as soon as she’ outta sight…….wait for it………….(long dramatic pause) WE DRIVE OFF AND DITCH HER!!!
The boys all looked at each other than at Haaj
ZAYAAN: Haaj…….that is Brilliant man!! (high fiving Yusuf) One clever girl you there! Okay, so we’ll go intervene and tell my mother?
HAAJ: Come on sugar! (kissing Yusuf on the cheek) Lets go kick some ex best friend butt!!! (punching her hand into the air, that girl was crazy, but we loved her)
ZAYAAN: Mummmyyy!! We forget to get dessert for lunch
YUSUF: I’ll go fetch it, Haaj and I will go
HAAJ: (siding next to Yumna) Hey, I’m Haaj (giving Yumna a tight unexpected hug)) OMG! We should totally get together sometime. Why don’t you come with (linking her arm through Yumna’s) Sorry Uzaaaaaair, I’m stealing your girlfriend for like 5minutes.
And with that Haaj,Yusuf and a very confused Yumna left to go to ‘Spar’. Uzair was left standing there surrounded by all his moody looking cousins, and they all seemed to be looking straight at HIM.
UZAIR: What? Whys everyone looking so down and out, (plopping him self onto the couch) And where’s my Nuhaa?
ZAYAAN: Really? You dunno?
UZAIR: Dunno what?
RIDWAAN: That’s YUMNA!
UZAIR: Yes, I know my own girlfriends name, so watcha guys think of her?? (switching on the tv)
ZAYAAN: (grabbing the remote switching off the tv) What we think of her? You actually have NO clue?
UZAIR: Not a clue whatcha talking about bra!
RIDWAAN: We ain’t your bra’s as long as you with that chick
UZAIR: Aaah, now I get it! You’ll don’t like Yummy….
ZAYAAN: Yummy? Seriously dude, of all niknames Yummy?
UZAIR: What? She is quite yummy (wink)
AHMED: Eh you sicken me Uzair! I haven’t seen you around! You know we cousins? You know we exist?
UZAIR: I have a girlfriend now man!
ISMAEEL: So? Zayaan has Fatimah but he doenst go all AWOL on us! (huffing)
YAHYA: Yaa, you dated Yasmeen and still managed to have time for us, but with this new chick, she just seems like bad news… Yasmeen suited you more.
UZAIR: Yaa?! (shouting) Well where is she now?!? Huh, where’s Yasmeen?!? Oh thats right shes busy kissing some freaking Zaheer guy in bloody Dubai!
All the guys were shocked with his outburst!
UZAIR: (running his fingers through his hair) Whats your deal anyway??? Why you’ll all hating on Yumna???
Zayaan: (sighing) It’s cause…..
NUHA: No zay! Let me tell him
Everyone turned around in shock to see Nuha standing there, a tissue in her hand, a cup of coffee in the other. She walked towards the boys in the TV room…
NUHA: Err, could you guys leave? I kinda wanna talk to Uzzi. Alone…
ZAYAAN: You sure? We can tell him for you
UZAIR: Tell me?? Tell me what??
NUHA: Please Zay, I can handle it….Fatimah’s upstairs, go. (nudging Zayaan)
All the boys started to ‘ooooooooooooo’ which made everyone laugh. It killed the tension a bit. One by one the guys left the room, some went to the kitchen to eat, some went to the other TV room to watch the soccer match, Zayaan went up to chill with his other half. (#FAYAAN)
NUHA: So where’s your girlfriend?
UZAIR: Gone somewhere with Haaj and Yusuf… Why is everyone being so finicky about her anyway? As if she’s part of the mafia or something??
NUHA: (sitting on the chair opposite to the couch) Noo, not the mafia exactly. But there’s something you needa know….
UZAIR: Okaay then. Tell me. I don’t get what all this secracy is about!!
NUHA: (breathing) It’s not easy Uzzii… Its to do with Mohammad Ismail
Nuha was saying this to test Uzair. To see if he still cared, or if he had gone completely off the tracks Anger flickered across his face, and Uzair clenched his fists. Yipp, he still cared!
UZAIR: What about him? What did he do to you? Did he come talk to you? What he said? Did you see him? I swear to god I’ll break his face!
NUHA: Noo noo noo. I said its to do WITH Mo…. I never said its about him… It’s… its….. its about Yumna
UZAIR: Well everything today was about Yumna! I was going to make her meet the family, meet you guys, introduce you’ll to each other. She’s such a nice girl once you get to know her
Nuha swallowed the big lump that formed in her throat. Should she tell Uzair? He sounded so happy…
UZAIR: I know I havn’t been here much lately, and I’m sorry for that. But its cause everything reminds me of her. Of Yasmeen. This house brings back memories of being with Yas on Eid. You remind me of her cause you’ll two are friends. But with Yumna, I forget about it all, I forget about Yasmeen. You get what I’m saying?
Nuha nodded her head. Of course she understood the heartbreak you feel after a break up. Its horrible. It ate her up alive when it happened with her and Mo. But she found her way of getting over things and that was with her family. For Uzair it was different. His family reminded him of Yasmeen. His way of getting over her was Yumna…
NUHA: Yess I get what you saying.
UZAIR: Yaa, so anyway what did you wanna tell me?
NUHA: (pausing for a moment) Just that… Just that….. Yumna seems like a very nice girl. (standing up to go) Sorry Uzzi. I needa go back upstairs. We were actually skyping Yasmeen before I came down
UZAIR: Oh. Well um,tell her I said hi…
Nuha went back upstairs, burst into the room and told us the whole story. I was GOBSMACKED! She clearly had the worlds bigggest heart, forsaking her happiness for Uzairs…Thats something!
ME: Nuu, you sure you going to be okay?
NUHA: Yes yes my dear Yasmeeen! I will survive this! I told you, I got my Omar (wink)
FATIMAH: Eh, all she does is talk about Omar, and I haven’t even met the guy! (laughing)
ME: YES! And how they dating, but not dating cause aaaall of a sudden Nuha Bobat is too holy for that isn’t?!?!
NUHA: Pff whatever guys. Eh what am I suppose to doooo?!? Yumna’s going to come back just now…
ME: Nuu, I know you didn’t wanna tell Uzair, but can I ask why? Why didn’t you tell him about that backstabbing little shit Yumna? What stopped you from telling Uzair?
UZAIR: What stopped her from telling me what?
Fatimah and Nuha turned around in shock to see Uzair standing in the doorway. My mouth was hanging wide open. And in a moment of surprise, I quickly ended the skype call not knowing what to say or doo….Uzair was about to find out about Yumna Karodia
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