3#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 1] – N

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Sadiqatil-Azizah صديقتي العزيزة (My Dear Friend)

I would say we’re about halfway done with getting the house sorted. These past 2 days have been exhausting! I’m a perfectionist, so if one thing is off, I rearrange everything again until I’m happy with it.

I was really looking forward to going to uncle Farouk’s house for supper because the dust and paint smell in our house was starting to work a number on me. A change of scenery sounded like heaven at this point.

I shuffled through my box of hand-me-downs from my cousins to find something nice to wear. I wanted Dad’s boss’s family to have a nice first impression of us.

“Nusaybah! Cum’on… They’ll be here any minute!” I heard Dad shout from the bottom of the staircase.

“I’m coming!” I yelled as I finished putting on my kajol.

I’m not much of a makeup person, but making sure my scarf is tied perfectly is what takes up bulk of my time.

“I don’t understand why you straighten your hair, when you know you’re going to put your scarf on afterwards,” Luqmaan said, pushing his way in front of me to see himself in my mirror.

“And I don’t understand why you always come to MY room to admire yourself when there’s so many other mirrors in the house,” I said, rolling my eyes.

“Well, your mirror is long, so I can see my whole outfit. Plus… I get to have the satisfaction of annoying you,” he smirked as he rubbed his gel in and set his hair.

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2#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 1] – N

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Sadiqatil-Azizah صديقتي العزيزة (My Dear Friend)

Before agreeing to come along to this new town, I became a terror! I really gave my parents a hard time about this move because at the back of my mind I just had a feeling that this was all going to blow up in our faces.

I’m not one to trust easily. Being padded on, on all sides, ready for anything that gets thrown my way- THAT’S ME! That’s my nature.

Dad going into this unarmed with no safety gear, or in other words, no papers or signed proof that this was even a real job, took me completely out of my comfort zone! Dad on the other hand was completely satisfied jumping into this, head first. He called it, “A leap of faith”

The minute we jumped into the car and set out on our journey, I decided to start looking at this positively for a change and leave all the negativity behind.

“Take a look around kids, this may be the last time you’ll see this place,” dad said.

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1#[THE DIARY OF A SINNER- Season 1] -N

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Sadiqatil-Azizah صديقتي العزيزة (My Dear Friend)

Looking at these walls for the very last time, remembering all the special memories we created within them, had me on the verge of tears.

I picked up my Musullah and took a walk through the house one last time while mum and dad packed the last few boxes into the moving van.

“Luqiiii! Get out of my rooooom!” Luqmaan teased in a high pitched mocking tone as he walked into my now old room.

“THAT is NOT how I sound!” I objected. “You sure you’re not still going through puberty or something?” I mocked back.

“Cum’ere you crybaby!” He pulled me under his arm and squished my face like he always does!

As much as I hate when he does that, I didn’t fight back this time. His norm was a sense of comfort to me at that point because everything else around me seemed to be changing in the blink of an eye.

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