Sameera / the struggle of a single woman “IX"

A continuation

Rendezvous
Next day she almost had a nervous break down, she desperately needed to see Alberto, yet, for some reason; she was too scared to meet him alone, behind closed doors. It was not as if she had never been in that situation with other men before, but why was she so nervous to meet Alberto? And another incident in the office added to her agony; someone leaked a gossip to her that made her furious. Yet, she couldn’t blame anyone but herself; she had been very close to her employees to a point that they even dirty-joked together, now they all seem distant because she was the one who created that distance with her constant absent mindedness. She knew that she had better straighten up, because her career was at stake.

And choosing the right dress was another hassle, she always knew what to wear for each occasion, and her slender body helped a lot in enhancing any cut, so she never had any problem. Yet, she couldn’t decide what to wear for Alberto. Nothing seemed right. And for the first time she hated the fat figure, looking back at her from the mirror. She finally resigned for a tight jeans and a sexy black top. Ah, and one more thing, she was PMSing.

And although it took her about twenty minutes to get to Alberto’s place, she did not feel the time passing, actually, she wanted to prolong the distance so that those butterflies knotting up in her stomach would disappear. She did not want to seem too eager to see him, she had to calm herself, but as she approached his place her heart beats started increasing and she had to stop several times to take a breath before dragging her feet to his door. She rang the bell while resting her head to the wall.

As soon as the door opened to reveal Waleed behind it, she jerked with a shock that muted her tongue for a while, but she managed to answer his greetings with some nodding of her head and understood from him that Alberto was barbequing in the balcony. And when she entered the long corridor that the door opened into, a huge dog appeared from the opposite end. The beast took one look at her and started barking, Alberto came out to calm the dog, and shoved her away every time she started at Sameera. Well, that sure wasn’t a good beginning. And from then onward a mutual hatred between Sameera and the dog started; she was too alert to his presence and the dog was too determined to attack. He didn’t stop barking until Sameera stood meters away from her master.

That whole situation and Waleeds’s presence was a big disappointment at first, but she soon realized that not being alone with Alberto was a kind of relief after all. But Waleed acted strangely. Just like a little kid, he brought all his Arabic CD’s from the car and insisted that Sameera listens to them leaving Alberto in the balcony alone. And out of politeness, she conversed with Waleed for a while about his CD’s not knowing that Waleed is the type that would never shut his mouth once it’s opened; one subject leading to another, not even leaving a space for his listener to comment. It took a lot of effort from her side to excuse herself and join Alberto whom did not look very pleased to be abandoned. And then, Waleed came towards them, said his goodbyes and left. And despite Alberto’s friendly gesture to walk his friend to the door, the whole episode left Sameera speechless with an image of two tense mature men.

And as soon as Waleed left, Alberto disappeared in his bedroom while Sameera went to the living room and seated herself on a sofa. Only to realize seconds later that she was face to face with the dog. She suddenly froze in her place, not wanting to provoke the dog that apparently was watching her for the slightest wrong move. But to her relief Alberto showed up with Tarot cards in his hands. He seated himself beside her on the couch and asked her” what would you like to know?”

Now that question was not easy to answer; what she really wanted to know was how would her relationship with Alberto go, but at the same time she preferred not to know the outcome in case it turned out bad. It wasn’t like she believed in fortunetelling, but she knew that Alberto did, and she didn’t want to risk anything that might break the bond between them, at least not on her first real date with him. So after giving it some thought she asked him to tell her future in general. And there, he spread the cards and expertly read each one out loud.

PS. li3yoonik ya shosho

To be continued

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 7tenths
    Dec 15, 2005 @ 18:12:00

    Hi, ran into your blog by coincidence, but boy am I glad I did! It’s amazing 🙂 Sad to say I tuned in late for the single woman struggle story, bes was able to enjoy it nonetheless 😉 I await part X!!

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  2. Shopaholic Q8eya
    Dec 16, 2005 @ 01:20:00

    I wonder why Alberto invited Waleed!

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  3. Яeema
    Dec 16, 2005 @ 03:28:00

    nice blog! i am just moveing around

    Reply

  4. Jewaira
    Dec 16, 2005 @ 09:41:00

    Scary dog!
    Great series AyyA keep it up 🙂

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  5. q80_demon
    Dec 16, 2005 @ 17:23:00

    Hello AyyA! You’ve been tagged!

    Reply

  6. shosho
    Dec 17, 2005 @ 11:27:00

    tislimeenlee walla :*

    Waiting for the tarot reading 🙂

    Oh, and waleedooo ebu6 el chabd hehehe

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  7. AyyA
    Dec 17, 2005 @ 16:53:00

    7tenths
    What a good coincidence for me as well to have you 🙂
    part (X) is on the way, actually it was a part of (VIII), but I had to cut it short because it was getting too long.

    Shopa
    Hmmm, valid question. Bingo.
    At this stage Sameera does not have any clue, but nevertheless she has to know. Then this should be included in part (X)
    Thank you :*

    ReeMa
    Thanks reema, did you know that your name was my given name at birth? 🙂
    Anyway, thanks for passing by, I have had some peeks on yours as well and I like it 😉

    Lady J
    It’s cooking, thanks to Shosho who got me back in the mood; actually it gives me a sense of relief when I write it 🙂
    Thank you sweetie :*

    q80_demon
    Thanks buddy, coming right after this post 😉

    shosho
    inti wainich? Tow innas :p
    Waleedoo has a typical Kuwaiti mentality.I don’t blame you

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  8. Shopaholic Q8eya
    Dec 17, 2005 @ 17:13:00

    can’t wait to know then ;P

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  9. Jelly Belly
    Dec 17, 2005 @ 18:10:00

    I don’t know how I missed all the Sameera posts?! I went back and read the previous ones and I’m hooked…I can’t wait to read what will happen to Sameera and Alberto 😉

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  10. AyyA
    Dec 18, 2005 @ 09:13:00

    Shopa
    🙂
    Jelly Belly
    I’m glad you caught the train 🙂

    Reply

  11. q80_demon
    Dec 18, 2005 @ 10:11:00

    Thank you AyyA, and incidentally I’m one of your silent readers ;-))

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  12. AyyA
    Dec 18, 2005 @ 11:36:00

    DA
    A little birdie told me that 🙂

    Reply

  13. q80_demon
    Dec 18, 2005 @ 16:22:00

    :-))
    Probably its the same birdie who dragged me to the blogworld in the first place 😉

    Reply

  14. bader
    Dec 19, 2005 @ 04:30:00

    ayyaa,, did the little birdiee told you about meee to? hehehe great story keep it upp

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  15. AyyA
    Dec 19, 2005 @ 09:21:00

    DA
    😉

    Bader
    It sure did 🙂

    Reply

  16. q80_demon
    Dec 19, 2005 @ 11:45:00

    AyyA:
    :-O
    Interesting!! The guy is everywhere and nowhere ;-))

    Reply

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