Thursday, April 18, 2013

Story Of Us (Part 1) End of School Days - Seperation

This story is not related to real life events. All of this is a fiction thought by the author

The wind blows smoothly through the trees. You can see some of the leaves falls to the ground, some falls to the bench. The bench where a girl is waiting near the schools basketball court. Waiting for her friends to go home. There, she sits gently with poise while reading a book about love. Love story novels to be exact. As she was far away in her daydream, then came a young boy shouted "Look Out!" Well, it's kinda too late to 'look out' for the ball that is heading her way. As she looks, a huge orange ball hit her on her forehead and landed on her lap. "Ouch! That hurts." said the girl. It was then all of this began. The friendship of two people. "Are you okay? I am so sorry. I must have overestimated the shot." He came closer to the girl to see her condition. "I'm okay. It's nothing" While pressing her hand onto her forehead. "Are you sure?" He asked. "Yup." one word reply from the girl while her hand gives the boy his ball back. "Hmm, how about I make it out to you, as a token of my apology?" the boy offered her while taking the ball from her. "Okay, but it's already 1.10pm. So I wont be long here." and a smile follows her answer even though her hand is still rubbing her forehead slowly. "Oh, so how about now? I'll pass the ball to my friends first then we can go to the canteen." He said while smiling back at her. "Before that, I'm Khairul. And you?" he continues. "Aisyah", she said. He turns, walks a few steps (around 6), calls a name and passes the ball from far. Then turn with a smile and says, "Shall we, Miss Aisyah?"

The canteen was not crowded as for only a few groups of people are there. Most of them are the evening session's students. "So, Aisyah tell me what you want, and I'll buy it for you. Just think of it as an apology gift" he said while his hand shows the canteen stalls. Aisyah thinks silently for a while and came out with... "STRAWBERRY MILK!" she said loudly and full with excitement while her hands hold her novel in such a way like hoping for it. "Okay, as you wish your majesty" He bows a little just to have a friendly joke with her. "Hahaha" they laugh. While Khairul buys her strawberry milk, Aisyah waits near the canteen tables and sits there. Just when she was about to open the pages of her novel, a familiar voice shouted her name. The sound came from a pathway on her left. She turns and sees her friend. "Anis, is your class finish already?" probably shocked by the sudden appearance of her friend. "Yeah, I just finished my class. By the way, what are you doing here? I thought you were waiting near the basketball court." Just before Aisyah open her mouth, a boy holding a box of Dutch Lady's strawberry milk came towards them. "Here you go." He gives her the item. "Err, T-thanks" Aisyah said with shaking voice. Anis glances at her. It was an awkward moment for Aisyah. Her cheeks turn a little red. Luckily for her, Khairul didn't seems to notice. "I bet this is the friend that you've been waiting for just now, huh?" Khairul said after seeing an unknown person next to Aisyah. He smiles to Anis. "Seems that it is done. I guess I'll be on my way" Khairul continues and turns his view to the direction of the basketball court. "Wait!" Aisyah stops him. "Yes?" he turns back. "Err, nothing" she hesitates. Just like he understands what she means to say. he replied, "Don't worry, we will see each other again someday". "Okay", said Aisyah with a slow voice. He smiles, and left the two girls at the canteen.

The boys are still playing at the court. "There he is!" said a boy who is slightly taller than Khairul with a grin on his face. "What?" Khairul asked him followed with a small laugh. "So, how was your date?" the boy ask. "It was not a date, Zakir. It is an apology" Khairul answers the question asked by his friend, Zakir. "Yeah, right! So, you decide to have a date at the school canteen on the last day of school. Not a bad try, Khairul. Not a bad try." Zakir is toying with him follow by a laugh. "It is not a date! It's an apology treat. Can we get on with the game?" Khairul tries to avoid more sarcasm from Zakir.
The two girls walk to the main gate's guardhouse which is inside the school wall to wait for their family members to pick them up. Aisyah is still sipping the strawberry milk that Khairul bought for her. "Poor you. Because of me, you got hit with a basketball on the head. But still, I am not sorry for you" said Anis after hearing the explanation from Aisyah. "Huh?" Aisyah was shocked when she hears Anis's last sentence. Noticing Aisyah's reaction Anis reply "Why should I be sorry? You did make a new friend there and by the colour of his name tag, he is a senior. Plus, he buys you a drink!" she points to the box of strawberry milk. They both laugh.

Out side from the wall where Aisyah and Anis waits for their carpool, there are many people standing, talking, and some trying to cross the road to their homes. There are also people selling foods, drinks and even icecream under the shades of trees aside the pavement. There are two girls eating their ice creams under the shade of the trees. "Liyana, you are close to Khairul right?" One of the girls ask the other. "Yes, he is my neighbour. Why did you ask?" Liyana replies. "Nothing. It's just that it is the last day of school and.." Just before the girl could finish her sentence, Liyana interrupts, "Farhanah, please don't say you have a crush on him." "No! It's not like that at all." Farhanah reply with a slightly shouting. She doesn't want her cousin to get the wrong idea, but her face was clearly red. It was easy to see as she has a fair skin. "Haha. Okay. Okay. Then what is it?" Liyana asked. Just before Farhanah could answer, her elder brother arrives. "I'll tell you later okay." Farhanah says to her cousin. They hugged each other and says goodbye. Farhanah wave at her cousin and get into the black Toyota. A few seconds after that, Khairul came along with Zakir. They were heading to the person who sells drinks. After a few rounds on the court, they really wore theirselves worned out. As always, they would buy a cup of 'teh o ais' and sits outside the school wall near to the main gate. While those two were walking, Aisyah saw them and follow them. She wanted to say thanks properly and wish for the holiday.

"Hi again!" The two boys turns to their left to see who greets them. "Oh, it's you! Why are you still here? Where is your friend?" Khairul ask her. Both of them were shocked when they see that the greetings came from a girl that one of them just knew about half an hour ago. "I'm waiting for my father. Anis has already gone back. Her mother came by just now. Why are you still here?" she said. "I guess we're in the same boat. I'm waiting for my mother she usually pick me up." Khairul replies. Then he realize, Zakir was quiet. He introduce Aisyah to Zakir. But after Zakir introduce himself, he went back into his 'silent mode'. Aisyah and Khairul talks about themselves. Their conversation is more towards knowing each other. They even exchange phone numbers. After a while, a girl came and shouted "There you are! I've been waiting for you for almost an hour." It was Liyana and she is a little angry. "There she comes, you're in a trouble here" said Zakir. She comes and stands between the three people. . She starts complaining about how long she has to wait. Then Aisyah says, "I'm sorry, I didn't know that he was supposed to wait for you." "You're Aisyah from 4 Sejahtera, aren't you?" ask Liyana. "Y-yes" says Aisyah. "Haa! I was right. Hi. I'm Liyana." she says while offers to shake hands. They shook hands. "Are..." Just before Aisyah could finish her question, she saw her father in an orange Proton Saga. "I got to go. Err, happy holidays." Aisyah runs towards her father's car and there she goes. Not knowing when will they see each other again.

Zakir then says, "Hey, Khairul. I think i got to go to." They shake hands and 'bro hug' each other. "See you soon. Happy holiday. Send my 'salam' to your family." says Khairul. "Okay. Goodbye." he turns and cross the road to the other end. Leaving Khairul and Liyana. Without the knowing of his friend, Zakir was searching for someone back at school, but he could not find her anywhere. He was looking for Farhanah. He was disapointed because he could not see her on the last day of school. That is the reason why he was quiet. He then talks to himself confidently saying, "If i got another chance to see her, I will talk to her." He then smiles and walks back home. Which is not far from the school. For Liyana and Khairul, both of them went home after ten minutes Zakir left them. In the car, Liyana whispers to Khairul "Tell me. What is going on with you and Aisyah?" He was shocked by the question. Almost choked on the new cup of 'teh o ais' he bought after Zakir left. His mother then says, "Hey, what's the news here? Don't left me out of the conversation." Liyana answers, "Khairul have a new girlfriend" follows by a laugh. "Is it true?" His mother ask. He denies it. "What's the matter? too shy to tell your mother?" Liyana says in sarcastic tone. He denies again. They laugh and change the course of their conversation to their holiday activites.

All of them know, by the end of that afternoon, they will be seperated. Even though some of them just met, and some never got the chance to see each other, but they still believe that one day they will see one another again. Before that, they will have to continue their lives by choosing their on road towards success. Wishing that their roads will joint again. Perhaps someday.

To be continue...

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