is nothing that I hated and loved more than the subway. I hated it because it
was always so crowded in the morning, so crowded that you felt claustrophobic.
But I loved it because it was an opportunity to watch so many different kinds
could see the Wall Street bigshots holding their black briefcases and the day's
copy of the New York Times. Interspersed among them were construction workers, in
their bright orange vests just hoping to make it to the site on time. You had
other professionals frantically looking at their watches and typing away on
their phones. There were university students who looked like they hadn't slept
for days, high school kids that thought everyone was looking at them and
judging them. There were guys with guitar cases, girls trying to hide their
smile while they read some cute story on their phones or iPads. There were also tourists, a camera around
their neck, huge smiles on their faces as they looked around.
then on some occasions you saw peculiar cases, a girl in her wedding dress, a
guy who looked like he just lost everything with tears streaming down his face,
a couple that stared and smiled at each other. Everything and anything could be
a story, it was f**king wonderful.
then you had to deal with the creepy guys that leered, people pushing and
shoving. I sighed and got up as the train doors finally opened, out came
pouring a lot of people. I did what I did every day and tried to weasel myself
into the closest car before the doors closed, I succeeded.
car was full, as always, people were sitting on those ugly discoloured seats
and others were standing around hanging onto the bars. I stood in the middle of
the car, between the two doors where most people were gathered. It was the safest
place to not get pushed around as the cars filled and emptied.
in front of me was a girl, possibly around the age of 18, with a copy of 50
Shades of Grey in her hands. I rolled my eyes hard and wondered what was wrong
with the world. I still didn't understand how the book was so popular
considering it was so horribly written and was about a very abusive
relationship - and I am not even talking about the sex. I wanted to rip it out
of her hands and yell but I didn't, I hoped she figured it out on her own.
is what I hated about New York, it was such a big city that no one really cared
about anyone else. No one would try to strike up a conversation on the subway,
no one smiled at other people and it annoyed me. The train came to a stop at the
next stop and a bunch of people got out and another bunch entered. I stayed
where I was until I noticed a vacant seat on the side by the door. I let go of
the bar above me and walked towards it but all of a sudden the train lurched
forward and I lost my footing.
I yelled as I fell, I fell on someone, a body. A man's body, a man's hard body,
my hands had grabbed onto his stomach and I could feel the indents under his
the hell lady?" He yelled in his deep baritone voice, with me still in his lap.
I said trying to get off of him while brushing my hair out of my face. "The
train just moved suddenly and I-"
are so lucky I was running late and didn't have time to grab coffee." He said
his tone snappy.
finally looked up at him and stopped myself from gasping. He was hot,
definitely desi. Tall, muscular, perfect short hair, a chiselled jaw and a
strong nose. Too bad his personality sucked ass, if it didn't I would have
sooo wanted him.
is the lack of coffee the reason for you being an asshole? Or are you an
asshole all the time?"
me? Why don't you watch where you go and not fall on people?" He snapped
angrily, clearly not expecting me to talk back, well he had another thing
coming if he thought he could be so rude and not get a reply.
apologized, you could have accepted my apology instead of making such a huge
deal out of it." I snapped back. "Now move the f**k over to that empty seat and
let me sit here." I said, the seat was closer to him anyways and he was
blocking my way with those huge long legs of is.
dare you talk to me like that? Do you know who I am?"
don't care if you're the f**king president of the United States. You know what,
keep that seat for yourself, so you have two. One for your body and the other
for your colossal ego! Asshole." I murmured as the train stopped again. I
looked up from him and noticed that everyone was staring at us. "Sorry about
that, some people are just assholes without their morning cup of coffee." I said
to them before stepping off the train at my stop.
me lady, who do you think-" I heard him yell after me as the doors closed. I
just turned around and flipped him off. Asshole.
so he yelled at you even after you apologized?" Michelle asked at lunch the
next day as I regaled the story to them.
he made such a huge deal out of it."
flipped him off." Humeira laughed.
god Zoya, no one would believe that you're one of the most successful women in
all of New York. I mean, you hang out with your employees, you wear jeans to
work on most days and you let the staff wear them too and you walk around flipping people off." Michelle laughed. "If
you were dressed up yesterday like you are today, you could have been like do you know who I am?"
"I am a cool boss." I laughed, I treated my
staff like co-workers. I owned the web designing and security company but I
didn't act like it. I wore jeans to work on most days and my staff was allowed
to as well unless we had a client coming in. But thankfully, most of our clients
interacted with us virtually to safe-guard their website and servers.
you are." Humeira laughed. "Want to head back now?" She asked, we had all
finished up our lunch a while ago and then the tales of the asshole took up our
guys head back, I am going to head to the meeting down the street." I said,
that is why I had decided on having lunch at Panera today, the meeting with the
new building firm was today, they were expanding to New York from California
and wanted a redesign, which made sense, beachy California was nothing like
upstate New York.
see you later!" Michelle and Humeira said as they got up and headed back to my
office. I got up and decided to get a cup of coffee before leaving. I stood in
line and checked my phone, I still had time until the meeting.
asked for a black coffee, I didn't ask
for sugar." The guy in front of me snapped at the barista and I rolled my eyes,
another asshole. And then I realized that the voice sounded really familiar and
I looked up to see that it was him.
The same asshole.
my god, I see you are an asshole no matter what." I said out loud so he could
He said, well yelled, when he saw me.
am surprised you didn't ask for two coffees, one for you and one for your ego."
I glared at him.
am surprised that you didn't fall on someone."
even if I did, most people accept apologies over accidents."
because the person doesn't flip them off."
flipped you off because you are a f**king asshole."
called me egoistic."
you are, with your do you know who I am.
Why the f**k do I care? I didn't ask you if you knew who I was?" I snapped.
you didn't look like you were anyone important."
me?" I said shocked. How dare he? I looked down at my dress and then back up at
him and noticed that he was also looking at my pencil dress. "Maybe you need to
stop being so judgemental, just because someone is wearing jeans and a hoodie
doesn't mean that they aren't important. For all you know, I could be a f**king
millionaire." I said, I was, but he didn't know that.
you need to start acting like a grown woman rather than a teenager, swearing
and flipping people off-"
you need to stop being such an asshole. We wouldn't even be here if you had
just accepted my apology like any normal person. I fell on you, by mistake,
it's not like I fell into your lap on purpose and grabbed your dick." I yelled
and smiled internally when his eyes grew wide at the work dick. Haha.
excused, stop being such an asshole to the staff. Miss, make sure you put like
ten expresso shots in his coffee, maybe he'll be less of a f**king asshole with
caffeine in his system."
and put soap in her coffee so she can wash her mouth out." He snapped at the
barista who was looking between the two of us in shock.
glared at him as he stormed out of the restaurant after slapping a five dollar
bill on the counter, his coffee in his hand.
I groaned. That is two f**king days in a row now.
your phone is ringing." The barista said to me with a tentative smile as she made my latte.
about that, that man just gets on my nerves." I said to her before getting my
Miss Farooqui. This is Tanya Qureshi from Dilshad Constructions. Mr. Khan is
not feeling well and would like to postpone the meeting if it is at all
possible, if not, he can see you now."
that would be fine. Can you please call my PA and reschedule for some other
time then?" I said, I honestly didn't feel like going to a meeting right now.
shall, thank you so much for understanding Miss Farooqui." She said making me
roll my eyes, she sounded so practiced
not like a real person at all.
you following me?" I groaned when my cart ran into his at Costco. He was still
wearing a three-piece suit, to a warehouse store, on a weekend, this guy had no
chill even though we were in the frozen food aisle. HA.
think you're following me around." He
snapped. "Aren't you going to apologize for running your cart into mine?"
me? You should apologize since you're the one turning corners without looking."
I snapped. "And I would apologize if I wanted to but you'd be an asshole about
are the most infuriating woman I've ever met."
probably don't want to meet you much since you're such an asshole so I am not
you have a fascination with the word asshole?" He asked.
call them like I see them." I snapped glaring at him.
"You fell on me."
apologized and you blew it out of proportion!" I retorted.
I apologize for not accepting your apology. Can you stop following me now?"
audacity! Do you really think I care about your apology? And please deflate
that ego of yours, I am surprised it fits through the store doors." I glared at
girl." He murmured.
heard that!" I said as I walked away. Asshole.
walked through the grocery aisles and filled my cart with chips and frozen
pizza. I was planning on working for the whole night today and I needed my
food. I also picked up the normal - bread and stuff. I was about to check out
when I noticed a huge crowd gathering at one side of the store. I was a curious
soul so I walked back towards it only to hear someone coughing like they were
choking on something. I pushed through the crowd and my eyes grew wide as the
asshole stood there coughing and turning red.
wrong with him?" I asked the lady at the sample counter.
don't know- he just tried these and-" She held but a container of satay chicken.
you allergic to chicken?" I asked the asshole, and I swear he gave me an
exasperated look even though he was in no state to. "Shit, are you allergic to
peanuts?" I asked and he nodded. "Do you have an epipen?" I asked and he
can't f-find it. It w-was in m-my p-pocket." He got out and I wondered if he
had dropped it when we rammed into each other. I nodded at him and ran towards
the frozen food aisle where I had ran into him and looked around to see if the
epipen was laying around somewhere. Shit shit shit, I didn't want him to die no
matter how much of an asshole he was, he was kind of hot, and it'd be sad for
the world to lose someone that hot.
I yelled when I saw a yellow tube like thing on the side of the aisle. I
grabbed it and ran back to the area where he was, he was not laying on the
ground, almost breathless. "Shit!" I said removing the lid and safety release
before stabbing his thigh with it and holding it for ten seconds. Thank god for
first aid classes. He stopped coughing all of a sudden and laid still.
he dead?" Someone asked from behind me.
course not!" I snapped as he took in a deep breath.
you." He got out as he sat upright.
idiot! IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS WHY WOULD YOU EAT THEM?" I yelled.
didn't know there were peanuts in it!" He yelled.
then you should have asked!"
when does chicken have peanuts in it?" He snapped.
satay chicken! Of course it has
peanuts." I snapped.
didn't know. I said thank you, why are you snapping at me?"
now you know how it feels. You're such an idiot."
saved your life."
know, I said thank you but you are too busy yelling at me to accept it."
you're such an asshole!" I snapped turning away from him to find that everyone
was looking at us. "WHAT?" I snapped glaring at all of them, they looked away
and started to disperse.
you for meeting today Miss Farooqui." The receptionist, also know as Tanya
Qureshi, said. Her smile was as fake as her tone. I nodded at her and waited
for her to get up. "Please follow me."
walked behind her in my black Louboutins and tuxedo dress, I was dressed to
impress for this meeting, it was a big one. Apparently, the owner wanted to
turn the face of the company around and make everything computerized. He wanted
clients to be able to access their individual files without compromising the
security of the company and its projects. The company was also looking for a
redesign, their old website was horribly done, it got the job done but it
wasn't impressive by any means, definitely not impressive at all to New
Khan, Miss Farooqui is here to see you." Tanya said opening the door to Mr
Khan's office before she stepped away and motioned for me to enter. I nodded at
her as she closed the door behind me.
Farooqui, it's nice to finally- YOU!" He yelled.
MIYAH! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?"
own this company!" He snapped.
own Z-Tech!" I snapped back.
took in a deep breath and motioned for me to sit down, I wanted to march out of
the office at that instant but I kind of wanted his money so I sat down. He sat
down across from me, and I had to admit that the man looked hot behind the
desk. All powerful and shit.
wanted to apologize." He said looking at me.
am sorry for snapping at you that day, it wasn't a good morning and I took it
out on you."
nodded and decided that I had a lot to do with what happened too. "I am sorry
too, I think I also blew it out of proportion a bit."
also wanted to thank you...for Saturday."
are welcome." I said. "And stay away from Malaysian food, they like their
peanut sauce." I warned.
realized." He sighed.
about we start all over again?" I asked. "Hi, I am Zoya Farooqui."
Ahmed Khan." He smiled, and I almost sucked in a breath because the man had
is nice to meet you." I said flashing him my dimpled smile that I reserved for
a few, I internally laughed when his eyes grew wide.
got flowers." Humeira chimed when I walked towards my office. "Again."
tried to stop the smile that threatened to break out on my face but I failed,
is a note!" She squealed passing the bouquet of pink roses to me, they were
beautiful and my favourite.
I know I sent you thank you flowers already.
But I quite miss seeing you since we're not working together anymore and I was
wondering if you'd like to have dinner with me tonight. - Asshole
laughed when I read how he had signed off.
asked me out to dinner." I smiled. "And he signed the card with asshole."
has it bad for you. I've noticed as much in the past three months. And you have
it bad for him."
he isn't such an asshole after all." I shrugged.
man looks like he walked off the cover of GQ, I wouldn't care if he was an asshole." She replied, well, I
did care. I rather he looked like a GQ model and wasn't an asshole.
walked into my office and put the flowers on the desk before picking up my cell
phone and finding his number and sending out a text to him.
I would love to have dinner with the asshole
tonight. - Obnoxious girl.
P.S. Thanks for the flowers.
Pick you up at 7? And you're welcome, for
some reason I think they'd be your favourite. -Asshole
It's kind of creepy because they are. And
see you at 7. - Obnoxious Girl
That is creepy actually. Dress casual. -
Are you taking me to Costco? - Obnoxious Girl
Yes, for free samples. - Asshole
Sounds like a plan. -Obnoxious Girl
P.S. I am seriously hoping that I am right in
assuming that you are kidding.
res unres this was perfect asya os their train encounter...and the bickering starts... she flipped off... asad's reaction... shocked nd my reaction then in coffieshop... zoya's statement that she just fell on his lap not grabbed his dick... asad's reaction my reaction typical zoya she really has fantacy for word ass hole and then in mall...she saved him bt then again bickering you have to write part 2Edited by kaju27 - 2015-02-27T21:13:08Z