The desperation in his husky voice made her turn around and stand right in front of him. She tried to see his face through the darkness yet failed. He extended his hand to her and pulled her on his lap. She searched his eyes for reassurance. When she finally found her voice she spoke, her voice was strained. " Sagir, I'm so fucking scared"
" I know baby, me too" He whispered while his hand moved to her hair, he tugged at it gently.
"really? I'm very impressed" She touched his bare arm.
He chuckled. "it's hard to believe I know.., your hair is the most beautiful thing, so shiny and soft" He pressed a rich lock of golden brown hair against his lips.
She blushed. "nonesense.."
" shut up and accept the compliment and let's go to bed."
And before she could protest he scooped her up and carried her to the bedroom. He dumped her on the large bed and went to the other side of the bed. Damn it he was sick of waiting and he wanted her as soon as possible.
The bed all but swallowed her up.She lied down on the bed straight on her back, crossed her arms across her chest, closed her eyes and said " I'm ready"
He had to bite his tongue to keep from laughing, she looked like a dead person, only her breaths were shallow and panicky.He had to do something to make her relax.
Her eyes still shut, she felt the covers being pulled back then the bed sagged from his weight, he streched and got closer to her.
"Nouf.." He whispered and tickled her cheek, she opened her eyes and slapped his fingers. " Don't tickle me I can't bear it!"
He gave her the most devillish of smiles. " I didn't know you were ticklish, that's.....very, very important to know"
She rolled her eyes. " I'm serious"
" Oh, me too" He kissed her brow and pulled her to him.
" What the hell am I going to do with you?" He whispered into her hair while holding her to him.
She sighed and wrapped her arms around his waist.
His fingers slowly moved to the straps of her night gown. He slid the thin strap off her shoulder and she held to him tighter, a single hot tear escaping her tightly shut eyes. "Shhh, I'm going to be very gentle, I promise" He whispered into her ear and planted a soft kiss on her bare shoulder.
She shuddered and her skin was warm; it was a good sign. He rolled her onto her back and kissed her, with the sweetest mix of tenderness and strong need. His fingers awkward and trembling when he touched her hair, smoothing it away from her face. the going tender and slow task was proving to be ten times more difficult than he'd imagined. Her arms reached for him to wrap around his body, she touched his shoulders, her arms, his neck and his face and then she settled for his thick hair. She looked achingly small and fragile beneath him and he didn't know what do to so he pulled back slightly, fearing that he could hurt her. The only sound was that of their harsh breathing, he whispered. " Nouf, if you want me to stop..say it now..because in a few minutes I won't trust myself to stop"
She touched his cheek and when she finally managed to speak her voice came weak "Don't...stop" She rasped.
And he didn't.
When Nouf woke up the next day, sun was streaming through the half closed shutters, she opened her eyes slowly expecting to see Sagir lying next to her on the soft bed. He wasn't. She tried to move to a sitting position but her entire body hurt, She felt her cheeks burning when she remembered last night. She sighed and burried her head back against the pillows.
As if on cue, Her husband appeared, entering the bedroom with a cup of coffee in his hand. "saba7 elkhair" He grinned, revealing the set of his pearly white teeth, his darkly tanned skin making them appear even whiter. She blushed, He was shirtless with only pajama bottoms, he wasn't even wearing slippers.
"ahlan!" She grinned back at him, her cheeks furiously rosey. " esa3a cham?"
He couldn't believe she was all shy and blushing after all the things they've shared the night before, he found it amusing and extremly, heartbreakingly adorable. He ached to touch her. " it's 12"
"ollah! I must have over slept, when did you wake up?" She said, her voice still husky with sleep.
" About an hour ago, I've missed you" He smiled devilishly, his eyes glittering.
"Me too" Her cheeks turned beet red, she had to laugh it was the most ridiculous conversation she'd ever had, god help her she was so ridiculously in love.
" What are you having?"
"Black coffee, tabeen?"
"Yes please" She nodded.
He moved to her side of the bed, lifted her up and sat down and placed her on his lap. She took the cup of coffee and took a sip. "Mmmm thank you"
"Bel3afia" He planted a kiss on the top of her head. "ee tara elyoum ghadana ebait oboy, lazim ensalim 3layhom gabil la ensafir"
"What??? laysh maga3dtni abchaaar??" She almost yelled.
" ob oob, 3adii kelshay yamdii, elghada e6ee7 esa3a 2"
" ambaih, I better go take a shower"
"can I join you?" He smiled wickedly.
She rolled her eyes. "No!"
He spanked her behind. "klba"
"I'll make it up to you!" She grabbed a towel and hurried up to the bathroom.
Two hours later she was all dressed up and ready to leave the house. She took a final glance to admire her reflection before going downstairs to Sagir who was such a darling with this whole waitingwait ordeal, he didn't complain once, he kept cheking his emails and emailing work and she thanked god for that. She put on so much effort on her looks just to impress the mother in law and the sister in law precisely, she took a deep breath and studied her reflection to look for mistakes.
Her hair perfectly blow dried, cascading over her slim shoulders, complementing her long sleeved orange silk dress which ended just above her knees. She put the sexiest of her killer heels, grabbed her classic chanel purse and left the bedroom.
His face lit up at the sight of her. "kil malich oo etsereen a7la o a7la" He said.
His compliment made her glow all the way to his parents' house, making her forget all about his family's irrational dislike for her.
" allah ehadakom ta2akhartaw! ubook mat min elyou3!" His step mother said as soon as they appeared on the door. The woman was impossible, it was fifteen minutes after two only, Nouf thought grudginly.
Sagir chuckled and planted a kiss on the crown of her head. "eshda3wa yumma, kaho el walid mafee ella el3afya"
Nouf smiled nervously while holding the cake they grabbed from the nearest bakery. Her knees almost buckled and she looked at Sagir.
" 7i6eha 3l 6awla 7abeebti al7een elkhadam eyoon ewadoonha el ma6bakh" He said.
Nouf placed the cake on the dining table and went to greet her mother in law.
" Shloonich khaltii? asfeen 3l ta2kheer bes 3la ma maraina el bakery o-"
" 3ad Sagir moo min 3awaida yet2akhar.." She said coldly, interrupting Nouf.
He laughed. "Akthar wa7id yet2akhar ana!"
Nouf didn't, she forced a smile and stood up to greet the rest of the family.
His sister was nice enough, of course she gave Nouf the famous once over, but at least she didn't make any mean comments. His father and brother on the other hand were utterly sweet, she couldn't help but fall in love with the three men of the family.
" bnaytii et'habil, walla Sagir yi6la3 minna" His father joked, smiling at her. She blushed and chocked back the lump forming at the back of her throat, she knew she was acting unreasonable, but unexpected kindness usually made her feel that way.
" Mashkoor 3ammi" She said politely. They were both sitting at the dining table waiting for the rest of the family to join them.
His step mother decided to ruin the moment with her acid tongue. " Nouf 7abeebtii goomay 3n hl kirsii, hatha mokan khalid"
Nouf's cheeks burned and she thought she was going to cry. " asfa, bes 3ammii gali ag3ad yamma" She forced a weak laugh and stood up.
" la 7asha walla Nouf latgomeen!! gi3day yuba ana ag3ad yam Sagir wela ay mokan! el walda allah e7afith'ha etagashmar wiyach, gi3day estree7ay" His brother said quickly, giving his mother an angry disbelieving look.
Nouf sat down, blinking back the tears of anger and humiliation, she wanted to punch that old wrinkly, or not really so wrinkly bitch! and to make matters worse Sagir went to fitch his nieces which meant he missed the whole horrifying incident, she will never be able to tell him how much she despised his step mother and even if she did so tell him of how she mistreated her , he'll never believe it, he was simply too blind to see her flaws.
Oh god, This was going to be a very very long lunch.
to be continued..