“I have so much fun mum, thanks for bringing me here.” I squealed in excitement. This is literally my best day ever! “I can see that you’re enjoying your time here Zahra! I’ll bring you here some other time.
What do you think about that?” My dad said as he arrived with more tickets in his hands. “That would be great, daddy”. Thank you so much!” I clasped him in a bear hug. “Woah! My little Zahra has grown up! She almost toppled me over with her hug.” Dad said making me and mum laugh heartily.
“ But Dad, I’m not a little girl anymore. I’m 17. Stop calling me little Zahra. Start calling me Big Zahra instead, that would be better” I whined stomping my foot like a little girl. No wonder he calls me little Zahra. I secretly love it when he calls me that.
They laughed boisterously that I was able to see the corner of their eyes wrinkle. I smiled. He handed me more tickets and I sauntered off to do some more rides. The roller coaster is inclusive. I just love every single bit of the thrill it brings forth.
“Whoops! Look at the time. It will soon be time for maghrib! we’d better go ” Dad said as he glanced at his watch. Well, I would not object to this. I’m exhausted. I’m sure mum and dad are too.
We got into the car and I fastened my seat belt. I am not really a fan of seatbelts but dad always makes me put them on.
The road was oddly quiet as our car sped off. The sun was just setting and the warm and beautiful glow which radiated could be seen.
I took in a deep breath and then sighed in exhaustion. A yawn escaped from my mouth shortly after. What a day! I thought. “Look how beautiful the sun is, little Zahra”. Dad said breaking the comfortable silence in the car. “That’s what I was just thinking about dad! It’s like you read my mind!”. I said giggling.
“It is just as beautiful as you, my darling.” He said turning back to get a glimpse of me. He smiled at me and I smiled back. I could see mum from the corner of my eyes smiling too. All of the sudden, that beautiful moment we shared struck by an unexpected turn.
To be continued….
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