When everyone else in her class was busy scheduling their holidays, planning out their trips to only-God-knows-where, Sophie was more than eager to get back to work.
The way Zarul’s face lit up as he saw her that day was like a kid on Christmas morning and that made her giggle so bad.
“Why are laughing?” Zarul asked, still wasn’t aware about the glowing excitement.
“Why are you looking at me like that? Don’t look at me like that,” Sophie answered as she punched in her card. She was twenty minutes late on her first day at work after her exam leave and Zarul was beaming at her. The devil must have broken a horn.
“I’m just glad to have you back. This sad excuse for an office is killing me,” Zarul said, pointing his finger in a circle around his office.
Sophie let out an annoying snicker. “It is not like you’ve been here everyday.”
“Yes I have.”
“No, you haven’t.”
“Seriously, Sophie? Do you really want to start off with an argument with your beloved Abang Zarul? Let’s kick off this with some positive vibe.” Zarul pulled out the chair for Sophie. “Have a seat.”
Sophie sat down, bewildered. Of course Zarul and her had grown close over the past six months (plus one month exam leave) she had been working at the gas station but he had never been such a gentleman. He had stopped calling her Sony after her first month and he had even start to include her in his activities after he had finally dump The Great Tasya once and for all but never, had he pulled out a chair for her.
This was starting sending chills up her spinal cord.
Zarul and Sophie bonded like a fat kid and a slice of chocolate caramel cake. Sophie didn’t know why.
All she cared about was that Zarul was there to make her laugh while Megat was away in Chicago to visit his brother.
Sophie and Megat had been spending every waking second side by side since they started college. They were drawn to each other for no particular reason and they stuck like glue. This was the first time they were separated and the time difference between America and Malaysia was not helping at all. He was away in slumberland each time she was waiting for him in front of the computer and vice versa.
Lucky for her, Zarul had always been there to make her day