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What if.. (19)

Hind stood nervously by the door as the secretary went in to inform Sultan that she was waiting outside for him,
"وَجَعَلْنَا مِنْ بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ سَدًّا وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ سَدًّا فَأَغْشَيْنَاهُمْ فَهُمْ لا يُبْصِرُونَ" mumbeled Hind under her breath as she was called by the secretary to enter the room. She walked in with her head down and kept staring at her feet until the secretary closed the door behind her.
"Hind.. it's good to see you" said Sultan softly, her heart skipped a beat when she heard the voice she longed for all those years, she felt her heart twisting with pain as she felt him moving closer to her. Still not looking up she thought of Bandar.. "that's weird.. I'm thinking of Bandar now?"
"Hind.." he called again getting closer, that's when she lifted her head.
She was shocked to see how different he looked, he was still skinny but he had developed a small belly that she could see from under the kandoora. His face looked tired and he had bags under his eyes. He looked old. Bandar was 3 years older than him but looked much better she thought to her self as she remembered how he looked yesterday. 
"hay illy theba7t roo7y 3alaih.." she couldn't supress the giggle she got.. "seriously?" she thought to herself, "Ya3ny all those years fa'6alt hay 3ala Bandar?" her smile was getting wider, she was staring at Sultan in an idiotic way, and he was looking at her with a frown on his face. Suddenly she started laughing and couldn't stop herself.
"Hind.. are you ok?"
"Hehehe la wala shay.. I'm sorry. I'm here for a meeting" she said trying to keep a straight face.
She walked to his desk and sat on the chair opposite it and he quietly walked to his chair, they started talking about the project and took around half an hour to discuss it. All through that time Hind was getting angrier at him, how could he sit there infront of her and pretend that everything was ok.."la o ygooly good to see you.. chinna chayefny ams" she thought to herself.
"Mashallah 3alaich.. I always knew you would be good at anything you do" he said after they completed their discussion
"Thank you"
"I'm not just saying that you know.. I.."
"I'm sorry Dr. Sultan.. I have to go, I have a flight to catch."
"Hind please I need to talk to you.."
"I lost interest in your needs a long time ago Sultan.. You are nothing to me anymore. In fact, as far as I'm concerned you do not exist, you could be dead for all I care. I've moved on, a long time ago.."
"I once had so much to say to you.. I always wondered what would happen if I saw you again.. I always thought that the love I had for you I could never have for anyone else.. I thought that if I had the chance I would do my best to get you back again.. that I would do anything for you.. but I now realize that being with you was a huge waste. You don't deserve me, or your wife for that matter. I feel sorry for her.. living with someone as selfish as you are"
"Hind please give me a chance to explain.."
"You had that chance a long time ago.. you chose to take the easy way out.. to let me deal with it alone.. and to ignore me.."
"It wasn't like that Hind.. don't make me the bad guy.. I did that for your own good!"
"Ya salaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam.. la mashallah 3alaik.. '6a7ait wayed.. how was it my own good when I was 18.. confused.. in love and rejected by the only person I loved and trusted. You are a selfish coward, you didn't even have the decency to tell me you were getting married.. Now if you will excuse me I have to go and I would be happy if I never have to see you again. I will ask my boss to hand this project over to someone else as I am not prepared to be civilised to ashkalek. Good bye!" she was seething.. more at herself than at Sultan, she was hoping that he wouldn't get to her.. but he did.. she couldn't believe he had the audacity to tell her that he did it for her own good! 9ij 7aqeer! she thought to herself.
Sultan stood staring at her back as she walked out and slammed the door behind her.