THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Friday, 8 February 2008

Desperado...

As I was about to go to sleep on Monday night, a call came in on my hand phone. The call came from one of my aunts, telling me that my 94 year old grandma just passed away. So, off I went to my grandma’s house (which is less than 200 meters away).

Then as I was about to make all the necessary calls to relatives, I noticed there was a message on my hand phone that I had not read. The message was from Lin…

“Saya nak minta pendapat. Bekas suami datang tadi nak rujuk balik. Tolong bagi nasihat kat saya.”

Haiyo!! Mr. Darling now approaching Lin direct instead of going through their children to get her to remarry him…

Well, I was not about to crack my head thinking of the Yah-Lin-Dah-Ling drama that night. My own family comes first. I ignored that message and proceeded with whatever that needed to be done in relation to my grandmother’s death. I didn’t get even a minute of sleep that night.

The next day was another busy day with the preparations of my grandma’s funeral. Alhamdulillah, everything ran smoothly.

That night another text message came in; this time from Shila. She had just started a new combination of medication for her HIV and was feeling really weak. Although by then my grandma’s funeral was over, I was feeling really tired as I had not slept for more than 36 hours. I ignored that message too, as I did with Lin’s message. But unlike Lin who didn’t pursue further when she didn’t get any reply from me, Shila on the other hand sent me another message 15 minutes after her first message – asking me where I was and whether I received her earlier message. This time I replied her message telling her that my grandma passed away. And she then replied, apologizing to me.

Shila is not under my care, but her assigned buddy is on holiday overseas, while her co-buddy is celebrating CNY, which was why Shila decided to get hold of me instead. Too bad, wrong timing…

Actually I didn’t ignore Lin’s and Shila’s messages altogether. I just postponed responding to them. I had my priorities. Later when my family matters were settled, I decided to call them both to find out more.

Shila was feeling weak due to the effects of her medication. It is quite normal for those who just started taking their medication to feel weak, dizzy, nausea, etc. I told Shila not to worry. I know whenever she falls ill, Shila always start thinking that she’s dying soon.

Anyway, when I re-read Lin’s message, many thoughts crept into my mind.

Did Mr Darling manage to coax Lin to get back into his life? I thought Lin has made up her mind never to remarry him?

If Lin remarries Mr Darling, what would happen if Yah keeps on stalking him?

Will Mr Darling still look around for HIV positive candidates if Lin agrees to remarry him?

Alamak… peninglah ini macam!

So I called Lin to get the whole story.

That day, our Romeo went to visit his ex; asking her to go out with him to a coffee shop somewhere. He wanted to discuss some things with her. Thinking that the discussion would involve their children's well-being, Lin agreed. Her children were teasing her, “Fuyoo… mak pergi dating!” I’m not sure if they would still tease her like that if their mom went out with someone else instead of their father…

While on the motorbike on the way to the coffee shop, Mr D asked Lin if she’d like to follow him to his rented house (where he stays alone!). Lin’s first reaction was, “Buat apa? Buat dosa?!” So no, Mr D didn’t bring her to his house.

At the coffee shop, Mr D asked Lin to remarry him – under the pretext of “for the children’s sake”. He even told her he’d bring her to jalan-jalan to Thailand. THAILAND?! Lin smelled something fishy. All their married life, he never brought her holidaying anywhere, now he wants to bring her to Thailand?! Mau kawin lari ka??

Mr D kept on pleading, telling Lin that he’d follow whatever conditions set by Lin as long as she agrees to remarry him. Our Lin is quite cunning I must say. She told our Desperado Darling that she’d remarry him, take care of him, cook for him etc as long as he agrees NOT TO TOUCH HER! She knew that was THE one condition he couldn’t live with, and true enough, Mr D’s answer was, “Kalau syarat yang tu, beratlah!”

Since he didn’t agree to the condition, Lin’s answer was a clear NO. And our pathetic desperado’s response was, “Jadi tak ada harapan lah ni ya?”

First he wanted her to follow him to his rented house where he stays alone… then he wanted to bring her to Thailand… then he couldn’t agree to Lin’s condition that he shouldn’t lay his hands on her. It is obvious all he wanted was “that thing”.

Actually Lin and I were chuckling away while Lin told me the whole story. Thank goodness Lin was firm with her decision. The only reason she asked for my opinion and advice was that she didn’t have anyone to talk to on this matter and she was afraid she may have made the wrong decision.

After telling me the whole story and getting my support, she felt a whole load of burden off her shoulders. She said although she was determined to get on with life without him, she just needed someone to talk to about it, and she then thanked me for the few minutes I spent talking (actually more of listening) to her.

No problem at all… she can talk to me if she wants to… although sometimes (like this time) I may have to postpone my response.

I'm beginning to think about what would happen between Mr double D (desperado darling) and Yah now that Lin is firm with her decision not to get back into his life. Since Yah is also a desperado in her own way, will their relationship move on to another episode? What if Mr DD manages to get to know any of my other female clients and starts tackling them too? Will I have additional heroines in this mollywood movie?

Oh dear God...

24 comments:

acciaccatura said...

salam kak pi,
innalillah wainnailaihi roji'un.
AlFatehah untuk arwahnya. panjang jugak umur dia ye kak pi.

Farina said...

the nerves tht mr.d! he deserves to be kicked at u-kno-where. iv to say tht i respect Lin for being firm w tht arsehole. he wanted to take her to thailand? didn Lin say tht he hardly even gave her any money for child support? dasar laki dayus. ingat nafsu sendiri aje!

kina said...

Definitely double D! Yikes, that desperate ek?

I bet Yah wud be happy to have Mr D back in her life, after the failed attempt.

Oh well, lets see waht happen next...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Wah, year of the rat, alot of pening for you, ah?

Just tell Lin to stay away from 'darling' and tell Yah to stay away too!

Either that, or he should just marry both!

Tak habis habis lar the drama...

Pi Bani said...

Accia:
Yes, panjang umur arwah Opah I. Ramai juga anak menantunya yang dah pergi dulu dari dia.

Pi Bani said...

farina:
Heheh... I dah agak dah... you mesti menyampah punya bila baca pasal perangai Mr D ni!

Lin didn't mention anything about child support, but just as he was about to leave, she did perli him, "Jadi ke nak bawak jalan-jalan ke Thailand ni?"

Pi Bani said...

Kina:
Memang SEKSa kalau orang dah ketageh benda tu. But thinking of the brighter side, at least he takes the effort to find fellow HIV+ people for that purpose (although by right they should still practice safe sex even amongst themselves).

As usual, kena tunggulah next episode apa jadi.

Pi Bani said...

Daph:
Year of the rat, and I've got one big irritating rat running around chasing women...

I can easily tell Lin to stay away from Mr D, but to tell the angau Yah to do the same, you think she'd listen??

And him marrying them both? OH TIDAK!!!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

aiyahh...pak si wong wahhh...this romeo darling dude only had sex in mind and only wanted to get under everyone's skirt. trust me, i know because i'm a guy too...hehehhe...

so anyway, does this mean he has ditched Yah again?

Zawi said...

Pi,
My condolence on the demise of your late grandma. Semoga Allah akan memncucuri rahmat keatas rohnya.
I am happy to note that you can still cope with everything that happened and still manage to blog. You must be a real superwoman.

Pi Bani said...

Kerp:
At this point, anything is possible. With Lin officially not wanting him back into her life, our romeo may just go back to Yah out of desperation!

Pi Bani said...

Zawi:
Death is something I have learnt to accept. Alhamdulillah my Opah's funeral ran smoothly - from mencarik kain kapan, mandi jenazah and mengkapankan jenazah, it was all in the family affair. So memang dapat buat segera. Although I am sad to lose my Opah, at the same time I am happy to note that cara dia pergi memang cara baik.

Yang hidup ni kena teruskan hidup with our duties and responsibilities as khalifah di muka bumi.

Akmal said...

Kak Pi,
Whoa busy! 36 hours w/out sleep, I'll be fainted!
Al-fatehah to your late Opah...

Ah, so Mr.D never stops? Using women as sex tool, ala-ala pakai buang macam tu?

kl_gal said...

Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandma. Your clients ni, macam Drama Minggu Ini..;)). At least your life never gets boring

Pi Bani said...

Akmal:
I ni memang kalau dah terlajak time tidur tak boleh nak tidur dah. That day memang macam-macam nak dibuat, so lagilah tak terasa.

As for Mr D, kadang-kadang dia pakai buang... kadang-kadang dia ambik balik yang dah buang tu and pakai balik... in other words, ikut dan dia ajelah!

Pi Bani said...

kl_gal:
Drama Minggu Ini can finish the story in one episode. My clients stories are more like telenovela yang berjela-jela.

elviza said...

Pi,

I am sorry for your loss. Semoga rohnya ditempatkan di syurga Jannah di kalangan orang2 yang beriman. Amin

Pi Bani said...

Elviza:
Aamiin... thanks dear!

elara said...

Assalamualaikum sis pi bani,
First time i come across your blog thru blog hopping. It's a noble cause helping all the women u mentioned on your blog, to say the least. Keep it up. Only Allah can reward you enough. God bless you.

Typhoon Sue said...

Al-Fatehah untuk arwah grandma u. Sorry for your loss.

That Lin is one smart woman. I applaud her for not letting anyone manipulate her into anything. Hurrah for Lin!

Pi Bani said...

elara:
Welcome to my blog and thanks for your kind words.

Typhoon Sue:
Lin is one smart woman alright! No wonder we can get along quite well... hehehe...

Raden Galoh said...

Salam akak...

Innalillahi wainna ilahi roji'un...alfatihah buat arwah Opah akak.

Aiyooo....ngeri saya imagine hasrat desperado ni kak...ish! ish! mintalah ada turun petanda utk Yah Ah Ngau and Lin ni...jgnlah masuk mulut buaya ni (Naga tak pernah jumpa so tak tau nak kata...)

Pi Bani said...

Raden Galoh:
I rasa nak hempuk je kepala buaya bujang tak senang ni...

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