So after much contemplating and finishing my episode of TVD I whatsapped Raeesa :
Me : Heyya Reese ( we got the nick name from the Reese’s chocolate Raeesa was addicted to when she was a kid )
Raeesa: Ameeeeeeee…. I thought you’d never text , what’s up ? How are things ?
Me : ( clearly I wasn’t prepared for that level of enthusiasm ) … I’m great lol … I was thinking do you wanna do coffee tonight ? Do some catching up lol
Raeesa : I’d love too … Sure what time ?
Me : Wonderful ? … Where do you wanna go tho ? … I’ve run outta coffee shops to try lol .. The drivers gone to drop my grandad of at the airport so as soon as his home I’ll leave . Say about 7ish ?
Raeesa : I’ve been living in Pjz all day trying to watch some Vd I’m sure that will be enough time to change… Can’t go out looking like a fash flop … 7 is perfect !
Raeesa : Do u wanna go to Spiga on Florida Road , its really good !
Me : Reese you’d look good in anything ! Omw how amazing was the last ep , I’m so shipping Damon and Elena !!! … Awesome ..Spiga sounds good… Pick you up soon
Raeesa : Oh please , your the one that looks stunning in absolutely anything ! Tho dress to impress we never know who we’re going to find on Florida Road !
Raeesa: Nooo , I love her with Stefan , they are so cute . Lol Ms Amaani Merchant you like Damon because his got his bad boy perks
Me : ( well that should explain my liking to her brother ) … Lol I’m still a Delena fan , hey his changing for her !
( ironic to my situation , maybe I could be a TVD example , however I don’t have a Stefan in my life ! ) ( its funny how true it is there’s no good guys , Zara was right , were magnets to the bad ones )
Me : Lol lemme go get ready , see you soon
Raeesa : Mwahzies Tara ..
Around five to 7 I was outside Raeesa’s house where I didn’t even have to hoot because she was already waiting outside. ( I was hoping to go inside and see Rameez , if he was even home . Oh well ! ).. Before we knew it we were at Spiga talking away ….
Raeesa : ( amidst our uncontrollable laughter ) And when you put a firecracker in the fountain at the Black and White supper ! Everyone’s faces !
Me : ( the laughter was uncontrollable at this stage during our trip down memory lane , their was so much we shared in our childhood , how did I forget it all , I guess I didn’t want to remember my childhood after the divorce ) … Insane .. But the best part was I didn’t get into trouble for it , I got off Scot free …
Raeesa : ( giggle ) … Amee .. That’s because Rameez took the blame for you !
Me : ( my laughing at a halt ) ( smile ) He did ? ( I can’t believe he did)
Raeesa : You really don’t remember much ( laugh )… (pause) Soo you and Rameez , cmon , tell me…
Me : ( oh no , there’s the Raeesa I know , what am I going to tell her ) … ( I didn’t even know I blushed ) .. (laugh)
Raeesa : Your blushing , I was so right ! There is something !
Me : Raeesa !
Raeesa : Cmon I’d love to have you as my sister in law ! What more can I ask for ! ( smile )
Me : ( wait ! Marriage , marrying Rameez ! I’ve never thought that far , okay maybe one or two times . ) .. Your crazy Reese ! ( laugh )… Its getting late we should really head back… Why don’t you come stay over tonight ? … I have the house to myself . Well we have Alice and the others if we need anything . But cmon it will be like old times (smile)
Raeesa : Your changing the topic … But yeah that would be great .
Me : Awesome … Lemme call the driver to fetch us…
Raeesa : No ….. ( smile ) Don’t worry about it , Rameez will fetch us .
Me : ( oh no ) .. No its okayy. ( smile) the driver will get us … Really its like his job ( and I couldn’t have sounded more pathetic )
Raeesa : Oh don’t be shy Amee , Rameez doesn’t bite ( wink) .. And I’ll have to go home to get my stuff , pjz , toothbrush and ask mum so it’ll be easier …
Me : ( she had a point ) … Okayy okayy … And I’m not scared of your brother by the way ( smile )
So Raeesa called her mum to send Rameez for us which I have no idea how I felt about , but I waited till she got of the call .
Me : What happened ? ( seeing the disapproving look on her face )
Raeesa : Urgh! Nazia’s at my place with her mum , and I heard her in the background ‘ oh is that Raeesa , er my gawd !! I haven’t seen her in ages , I’ll go with Meezo to collect her .. Ah I can’t wait to see her ‘ ( Raeesa’s imitation of Nazia was way funnier then mines ) ( tho I don’t think those were exactly Nazia’s words ) ..So she’s coming with Rameez !
Me : ( I hated every bit of that but was trying not to show it ) ( Nazia would your parents just ship you to like Taiwan NOW ) … You don’t like her ? ( in my oh so casual voice )
Raeesa : Do you ? ( smirk ) ( she’s definitely Rameez’s sister ) ( their tendency to smirk when they know something )
Me : ( laugh) But why don’t you like her ? ( cmon join the team tell me why you don’t like her )
Raeesa : Because she likes me only for my brother duh ! She’s all over him ! Like literally !!! You know there’s a reason she hasn’t seen me in a while ! I’m avoiding her … How do you even stand her ? ( see its not only me , she really is all over Rameez and I hate every second of it , can she lay off already , oh and yayy ReesE , your on board the hate Nazia train )
Me : ( if only Raeesa knew ) … We should get going , come let’s wait for them ? ( how was I staying so calm it baffles me ) ( but I wanted to do is put her in a duffle bag and ship her ! )
Raeesa : Oh its okayy Rameez will get us from inside … If I had to stand out and wait he’d kill me . His so overprotective is unbelievable ! Once I was waiting outside Gates while he parked and this guy came to ask me for my number , oh it was one bad thrashing for him and I’ve never heard the end of that story . So we have to wait in ( giggle ) .
Me : ( that’s I can believe , Rameez Moosa always staking his claim ) He really did that ?
Raeesa : Yeah , he has that tendency ! If he cares about someone his protective measures go extreme , I guess that’s how he shows his feelings , and if we had to wait outside he’d have an even bigger nervous breakdown , you know , since your with me . ( smirk ) ( there it is again , the family trait of the Moosa siblings )
So we continued for a while revising memory lane … Until the infamous Rameez made his grand entry . In his soccer kit ! A white Madrid kit with a little blue on the outline . I’m guessing he just got back from soccer when his mum must have ordered him to fetch us . So I thought before he speak let me break the ice , test how deep the water is . Meaning I’m going to see what his moods like !
Me : Nice uniform ( kind of not what I was going for but snarky it was )
Rameez : ( smirk ) Thanks Sailor ( he just picked on what I was wearing , fine I guess white and navy blue is not the best choice for a coffee date when Rameez Moosa gets involved. )
Me : Aww No Nazia ?
And then guess who made there pathetic entry ? ( 5 bucks for guessing ) … Yeah Nazia !!!
Nazia : Heard my name so here I am ( smiling )
Me : Of course you did ! ( clear sarcasm in my voice )
Nazia : ( after faking a smile at me turning towards Raeesa ) … Ray Ray ( who in the world is Ray Ray ) …it been ages , its so lovely seen you . Honey , you know if you needed a coffee buddy you should’ve called me , I’ve always ( emphasis on the always ) got time for you .
Raeesa : Thanks Nazia , that’s really sweet . Tho I needed to catch up with Amaani . ( aww Raeesa , always so sweet with her doll face and matching light brown eye’s like her brothers , how could anyone not love her . )
Me : Yeah Thanks tho ! ( rising up from my seat ) By the way nice blue contacts , you know we just all can’t be born with it . ( I’ve noticed she started wearing blue contacts recently it makes me wonder if its to impersonate me , but why ?) ( okay I have no idea where Rebel Amaani was coming from but I guess that’s what you get when you deprive 3 days of Rameez from Amaani ! )
And before Nazia could say much …
Rameez : Oh Kay ladies we should get going . Raeesa did you sort the bill yet ? Or should I get it ? ( sweet ! I guess he was checking on his little sister )
Raeesa : Yeah , well Amaani got it !
Rameez : Why ? ( oh what so I’m not allowed to pay for things now ) … ( awkward pause of silence between us ) Cmon let’s make a move .
So we all walked out , Rameez in the front , Nazia who leaped forward to walk right beside him and me and Raeesa who followed . After a while Raeesa started to whisper to Rameez .
Nazia : Heyy ! Why’d you leave me ? ( whispering tone )
Rameez : ( looking annoyed ) when ?
Nazia : When we reached , you just jumped out the car and rushed into the restaurant . You didn’t wait for me Rameez !
Rameez : Oh ! ( pause ) … Thought you weren’t coming !
Nazia : Really ? This late in the night you thought I’d stay alone outside in the car while you impatiently rush in for dear little Amaani merchant . Oh please !
Rameez : ( now with a voice ice cold ) Drop it ! ( that forced her to drop it )
Well that conversation made me smile , but still he was with Nazia who he promised to keep distance from . All was well , even my anger was under control until we reached the car . Nazia plunged forward so she could sit in the front seat and there was my subconscious screaming ‘let me at her , let me at her ‘ … ( I mean seriously ) !
How am I going to manage going home with her occupying the front seat so close to him and be able to say nothing ! ( oh boy ! Wish me luck so I can keep my rebel in check ! )