She walked towards her room.

Quietly opening the door, she entered and went towards her cupboard, her wet hair dripping steadily on her back giving her goose bumps.

Trying to find her pajamas quickly, her hands moved swiftly from one piece of cloth to another when suddenly, he spoke.

Startled, she turned around and smiled.

He – Your showers take longer now. I didn’t think that was possible!

She blushed slightly and turned away, looking for her pajamas again.

She – You scared me.

He – Oh! So now I scare you. That’s what it has come to!

She smiled and finally changed into her pajamas. She spoke as she went and sat on the bed with him.

She – You know that’s not what I meant!

He blushed.

A moment later she spoke again.

She – What?

He – You smell like the fragrance of a new book. So fresh and so calming!

Smiling, she flipped her hair making the wet strands gently hit his face. They laughed together!

She – I’ll get you your glass of milk.

He – I’ll come with you to get it and probably be successful in making you drink a glass too.

And taking each other’s support, they stood up, pulled open their walking sticks and slowly felt their ways to the kitchen. Holding each other’s hands throughout!

Author: Zainab Haji


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