The boredom strike her heart.. She immediately opened her Wechat apps from her phone and hit the search button of People Nearby.. It's one of the features which allows people to expose self to the strangers and make the opportunity to meet someone new.. Well. at least she won't be bored for that particular moment..
After few seconds, her Wechat was filled with two greetings from two guys.. The first guy, using his own face as profile picture named A, greeted her with the simplest two words greet, "Hi.." while the second guy named F, using the sea view as his profile picture, greeted her with only one word, "Assalammualaikum.."
She decided to just approve both of them and once she approved them, A immediately approached her..
A: Hi.. Thanks for approving me.. Intro please?She: Sure.. She, 1 y/o, Kampung..A: Oh, I'm A, 3 y/o, Bandar.. Where are you right now? Wanna meet up?She: Eh.. But it's almost midnight and I barely know you.. How could we meet?A: I could pick you up at your house.. No worries, I had a car so let's just meet up and spare some time together..She: Err.. I would bring a friend then since it's almost late now...A: No, it's our first meet.. Let's just spend the time by our own.. Shall we?
He might be using his own face but there's an uncomfortable feelings surrounding her and she decided to ignore A's request.. As the matter of fact, she wanted to block him immediately and just stay away from him.. Few hours later, new notification came in.. It's from F, whom had not greeted her at all since she approved him..
F: Assalammualaikum.. Thanks for approving me and sorry for being late.. I'm doing some work just now.. She: Waalaikumsalam.. You're welcome and it's okay.. I understand your condition..
F: Would you mind for an intro?
She: Not at all.. She, 1 y/o, Kampung..
F: Oh, I'm f, 2 y/o, Pinggir..
She: F, could we talk later? It's getting late now..
F: Sure, I'm just about to tell you the same thing.. We would talk again, tomorrow, shall we?
She: Sure F..
F: Alright then.. Assalammualaikum awak..
The time past by and each day, she would definitely receive greetings from F.. He would definitely started the conversation by giving a salam and he would definitely ended it with the same way.. One day, F expressed his feelings to get to know her better, outside of the virtual world..
Unlike the ignorance that A received, she willingly agreed to meet F.. He might not be using his own face as the profile picture but his approachable manner of giving a salam made her self to trust F and allowed her to give him a chance.. From then, they started to be real friends, outside of the virtual world..
Till when or where would the friendship goes? Nobody knows.. But one thing for sure, it's amazing on how a heart could accept and trust a person with just a simple word, "Assalammualaikum... "