Chapter 23: A word, A heart..

February 12, 2017

Assalammualaikum.. 

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... " 

24 comments:

  1. This is so nice. I love it. I tried to write too but I always stop in the middle. Need to try harder ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thanks awak.. Aww.. I would love to read yours, sooner or later.. Just be bold and publish it.. haha..

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  2. You've changed your template, it's cuter!

    You're so good at making short stories to be interesting.

    I agree that 'assalamualaikum awak' sounds romantic and I could feel his sincerity trying to get to know her while 'hi awak' made me feel like he's just wanting to know her because he's bored, or simply just being flirty.

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    1. I get bored with my template easily.. haha.. So yeah.. Changed it and guess I loved this one more.. xD

      Ikr.. Assalammualaikum could hardly go wrong.. The simplest word but enough for a sincerity..

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  3. Aduh template Razanah ni kan, kalau tak curi hati tak sah, cute giler yang ni.. omg jeles!

    Heee pasal entry, betul. Kadang2 bukan rupa atau identiti yang buat kita rasa selesa dengan seseorang, tapi cara approach tu harus kena gaya.

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    1. hahahaha.. You had an exclusive template tau cik mai.. mine free je.. haha..

      Yes, ways of approaching to kena betul.

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  4. Nice one..bg salam tu ucapan kesejahteraan tu yg rsa selamat je tu..Haha..tp kkdg x leh caya gak ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Sometimes, but insya-Allah 80% yang bg salam tu boleh dipercayai.. haha

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  5. Please don't fall for that guy that asked you to meet during midnight. He must up to something I guess especially when he offered to fetch you at home. So creepy yet it's happening.

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    1. Yup.. I wonder how people could easily fall to that trick while it's clearly insecure to go out with strangers during midnight..

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  6. Cantik betul template. Even dalam mobile view pun cantik. hehe. btw, wechat2 ni memang tak boleh dipercayai especially spt conversation di atas. Sesiapa je boleh menyamar right? And dont simply put our trust in stranger. We dont know what's the consequences will be.

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    1. Thanks for loving the template.. hehe.. Yes, some couldn't be trusted but afterall, some may do.. kan? It's just an example afterall..

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  7. Assalamulaikum, i'm not that A. And not that she too.






    Assalamulaikum.

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    1. Waalaikumsalam Adam.. hahahaha.. I do hope you're not the A and alhamdulillah.. not the she.. Just hope you to be yourself..

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  8. dont go out with strangers. klau blh elakkan fitnah :)

    aril singgah ye

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    1. Alhamdulillah still avoiding them.. :)

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  9. i surely feels uncomfortable if this both situation happen to me. especially A, because he asked to meet up just after chatting, and F because there's no profile picture.

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    1. Well, at least an Assalammualaikum could calm me.. haha

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  10. Aww, salam can change the whole feeling for a conversation, same goes to sweet, bright smile T_T

    hanisamanina.com

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  11. This is sooo nice. <3 I hope She & F will finally married together and have a obedient child who soleh and solehahs and they spread salam to make the world a brighter place. ^^ ok a bit too much, but im touched by this post. :)

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    1. Hahahahah.. Now your imagination is going overboard.. hahahaha.. But who knows afterall..

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  12. Your new template is so nice. The story is also nice too. Well elaborated and contrasting characters in such a short story. Good work!

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