Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Two

Chapter Twenty Two I headed into the kitchen, leaving Zak to sit with his father in the large dining room. Eating in the Mahomed household was always an experience and even though it was only the four of us, we ate in a dining room that could hold forty eight people easily. I’d asked Zak … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty Two

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty One

Chapter Twenty One Zak looked at me beseechingly. “Don’t be mad.” He reached out to stroke my hand. “I had to. You understand, don’t you?’ He looked at me eagerly, waiting for me to agree, to smile and regain my composure. I obliged him. “Yes,” I said dutifully. “Of course I do.” It wasn’t a … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty One

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty I brushed the thought away. Don’t be selfish, Azraa, I scolded myself. He deserves it. “Az,” a voice called. Rayyan stood at the foot of our stage, an unreadable look on his face. I went to him and he caught me in his arms. “I love you,” he told me, half crushing me … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Twenty

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nineteen Mirzaq. I needed Mirzaq. I rushed down the stairs, blinking hard to keep from ruining my make up. A few frustrated tears stubbornly refused to disappear and I impatiently dashed them away with the knuckles of my fingers. It was fine. I was fine. Everything was fine. I took a deep breath and … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Nineteen

Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen “You handled this badly,” Rayyan hissed in my ear. “Very badly.” He stepped back from the hug I’d drawn him into and glared at me, a fake smile playing on his lips. I licked my lips. “Good to know.” I spared him a fake grin of my own, before turning to the guests … Continue reading Fiction: Resisting Taqdeer Chapter Eighteen