Thursday, December 4, 2008

14. The Infuriated Conversation

As they stepped inside and walked from entrance towards the lobby, it was absolute silence. Her mother came forward and Saqi greeted her with “Salaam” and she asked him to sit and if he would like to have something. In the mean while, her aunt came with a glass of water and offered it to him. He was really thankful to her as he felt calmed down after drinking that. Within a minute, there were around four people apart from Sadia who sat opposite to him. It was her parents, her aunt and some cousin brother. Saqi could easily smell the fumes coming from their every word. In that state of nervousness, Saqi prayed to God that if HE was with him, he would manage whatever is awaited, and to just give him strength to deal with all this.

He was really surprised when Sadia’s mom thanked him and said that she knew that it’s mostly because of him that their daughter knows so much about their religion and regularly offers Salah and reads Qur’an. Saqi thought from inside that he wished if she also knew that this was his basic intension of talking to their daughter and there was nothing that they all seemed to be thinking. And as expected, came their next set of questions which was most awaited. They wanted to know if there is anything going on between Sadia & Saqi. If not, then what is the reason that they talk for so long and why he was there. In a way it was justified and obvious on their part to have asked that. How would they know that Saqi’s official DC branch is located there and he was there priory for some official work. They would have just seen their daughter talk to a person and would hardly know much about him. So it was justified on their part to have reacted that way.  

It was actually quite easy to answer to their every question as all Saqi had to do was to speak just the truth and everything would have been fine. But fine for whom; just for Saqi, which he never wanted. What about Sadia..? ..Sadia was just tears at the moment. She just couldn’t stop them. So Saqi thought it would be better if he doesn’t speak anything. His keeping silent would let all of them feel that he was guilty but at least it would save Sadia from hundreds of questions and torture that she would go through after Saqi would leave. He didn’t want to ruin anything and as always wanted the best for his friend.

But keeping absolutely silent was also not possible. Of course he had to speak something and answer their questions. So Saqi thought that instead of losing temper, it would be best to speak least possible and to just speak the truth. Each time he looked at that innocent girl crying, it stopped Saqi from saying anything. He remembered what Sadia used to say. Without any reason, she had to go through so much in her home. Imagine if Saqi would have spoken everything why he used to talk with her and the condition when he started to talk with her. How they all knowingly or unknowingly had made that innocent girl’s life miserable.

6 comments:

Jawed said...

its really getting on my nerves and i appreciate saqi's sense of responsibity towards his friendship.May God give them strength to deal with all this.
......waiting for ur next post ..
post it faasttt .. its really interesting ..!!

dna said...

..i still feel like sadia is expandin her dream limits..n saqi is not stopping her..seems like this is a premonition of some inconvenient adversities…dnt know wht the consequence wd be like…..

well procastinatin things coz of some fearness will get them nowhere…..
n theres also no way tht even if saida’s family , be it in my wildest dreams, accepts saqi, he will still be helpless…so whtever will be their final decision…this talk doesn’t seem to be any productive at all...

Hmmmm…the story is really unpredictable …the way its bein put forth…n how the audience have so many clues and thoughts to deal with…as for me, ..feel like m lost in a labyrinth n desperately tryin to find the way out…..everythin seems to be the right choice..but don’t know which one is the best…rather than frenship v/s love..its more like mind v/s heart….love v/s ethics…..dream v/s reality….desire v/s intangibility…family v/s love ...n wht else….really very confusing….cnt figure out wht , why ,when , how……quite a nice way to judge perceptions… shuhab…;)…....
....so whts next….

Huda said...

Im really worried now, because unknowingly Saqi in order to save Sadia, is putting himself and Sadia into trouble .

Because all people there are in perception that theres something between Sadia and Saqih, and may extend their thinking if Saqi doesnt clearify the matter.

Hope he will intelligently solve the matter

qurat said...

woow so much of luv n respect fr mankind..saqi seems so grt.. bt talkin abt truth tht is most dificult part fr sadia n her parents to understn..cuz our age ppl cn understn the feelin bt makin elderly ppl beliv is difclt; lta hpe fr bst

Lena said...

I think the most amazing think here is how Saqi can concentrate on keeping as calm as possible with all this pressure being put on him... this isn't easy... and leaving me eager to find out what is coming next... I agree that which ever way things work out it will always be the right choice... but for whom???

Laiqa said...

hhmm i think Saqi ko un sab k questions ka answer zaroor dena chahiye... taqy sab clear ho... othrwise sab kuch Sadia ko akele suffer karna parhe ga...
aur aab Sadia ko Saqi se clear kar lena chahiye k un ka relation basically hai kya?kyunki expectations always hurts...