As narrated by Amaani:
Meez: You’re not going to believe who I saw last night!
His voice sounds excited yet disbelieving.
Me: Who did you see?
Meez: I can’t believe it.. it’s been so long and she’s changed so much.. (trailing off)
Me: (he has all my attention now) Meez, who did you see??
Meez: I would have never thought –
Me: (cutting him off) MEEEZ!!
Dee jumps slightly at the sudden rise of my voice. I shoot her an apologetic look, quickly getting up and sitting on my bed.
Meez: Yeah? (confused voice)
Me: (impatiently) Can you get to the blimmin point?! I don’t have all day to hear who it is that you saw! Just tell-
Me: -me who you saw, already!
Me: (not sure if I heard correctly) Sorry, what did you say?
Meez: Dayyanah. I saw Dayyanah, Dee’s twin sister!
I’m silent for a long time, not sure whether to believe him or not.
Meez: Amz, you there???
Me: (sternly) Meez, if this is some kind of joke, I’m not finding it funny at all.
Meez: It’s not. I’m serious.
Me: Are you serious?
Meez: Jeez, are you listening to me or what?! That’s what I just said!
I’m silent again, thoughts racing through my mind.
Meez: Look, I know it seems crazy, I still can’t believe it myself but I’m-
Me: Meez, are you like, seriously serious?
Meez: (annoyed voice) For God’s sake Amaani! Do you think I’m blind or what? Yes, I’m (mimicking me) like, seriously serious!
Me: Are you sure it was her though?
Now he is quiet.
Meez: (confident voice) Positive.
Me: What, positive?? (confused)
Meez: (sarcastically) HIV positive! (exasperated) Damn Amz, you feeling okay?? You haven’t asked this many stupid questions in your entire existence of 15 years!
Me: (mumbling) Sorry, sorry. Many things are happening at the moment..
Meez: Hey, I’m just kidding!
Me: Yeah, I know.
Me: (sighing) Right, so what you’re saying is that, last night you saw-
I abruptly stop. I had almost forgotten that Dee is still in the room.
Did Meez tell her already?
Meez: (speaking like he’s talking to a 2 year old) What I’m saying, iiiiis, thaaaat, last night, I saw Dee’s twin, Dayyanah. Remember her, Amz?
Of course I remember…
Me: Meez, can you come over?
Me: Like, right now?
Meez: Well, I’m still in bed…
Me: Okay, as soon as you can, then?
Meez: Yeah, sure. (Lowering his voice slightly) Also, I don’t think you should mention anything to Dee yet.. (Right, so he hasn’t told her) just my opinion but you decide.
Me: (smiling) Good opinion.
Meez: Hey and you also, just keep it calm. Don’t get yourself all unnecessarily stressed or anything. It’s no biggie.
Me: (ignoring his comment) See you in a bit, then.
2 hours later
Me: Have u gone back to sleep?
10 minutes later he replies.
Meez: Just got out of the shower..
Me: That’s a long shower
Another 10 minutes later:
Meez: I didn’t tell you when I went in
Meez: And you take longer showers than I do
Me: No I don’t
Me: I don’t
Meez: You do
Meez: Now shut up and open the gate
Meez: I’m outside
Me: I don’t
Me: *thumbs up*
Meez walks in, looking tired as ever, yet still managing to somehow look good.
“Wow, you look like a crank from the scorch,” I greet, teasingly.
“Jeez, nice to see you too, klunk head,” he smirks, hugging me.
“No, seriously, you look-”
“I’m fine Amz, relax,” he says, an easy smile curving his lips.
I shake my head, knowing better.
“Where’s Dee at?” asks Meez.
“Upstairs, c’mon,” I say, closing the front door.
“Amz, wait,” he says, grabbing my arm.
“What?” I ask, concerned.
“Are we… going to tell Dee?” he asks uncertainly.
“Going to tell me what?” asks Dee, coming down the stairs, a frown creasing her forehead.
Oh mahn, oh mahn!