As usual, Moeez was the last one to join the party, even after the arrival of all his guests, relatives and close friends. Since last 5 years, his wife, Zunera, had been arranging the parties to celebrate the birthdays of their twin boys, Youshay and Sinan. After all the party arrangements done in their well maintained lawn, Zunera, had to remind him.
“Remember, we have Youshay and Sinan’s birthday party tomorrow and you will have to come earlier. Dinner is at 9:00. So, do come by then. Will you?”
“Oh, here you go…Moeez is here!” said Zunera to someone and began to give instructions to the servants to proceed the party.
Youshay and Sinan, wild with excitement, saw him and came running towards him.
“Papa, we have got a lot of presents.” they pointed towards the table full of colourful gift packs of all sizes.
Oh really? He bent down to them. “Happy Birthday!” He managed to say.
“Thank you, Papa.” They both spoke together. Their etiquettes had won everyone’s hearts at the gathering.
“Zunera is a terrific mother, and now, it’s an open secret!” He turned towards the voice. It was Mrs. Moeen, his mom’s old friend.
“Yeah”….He also, entered the chit chat.
“Mueez, we all really appreciate her for putting her MBA degree aside and staying home prioritizing her family life. You are damn lucky!”
He managed a smile in response. He seemed nervous and speechless as usual.
“Oh, people are not my cup of tea!” he thought feeling miserable.
Unconsciously, his eyes started searching Zunera, and, finally found her busy with the party. She was adored by his family. Suddenly she turned and before their eyes met, he averted his eyes from her.
“She might be a jewel, but I don’t know why she could never stimulate anything in me”
Moeez saw Zuera coming towards him. Even after the birth of both her sons, she was as slim and pretty as a model.
“Hello”, she smiled.
“All your things are set. Just change yourself and get fresh immediately. We are getting late for the dinner.” She informed him.
“Miss world!” They saw their jolly aunt, Tehmina, joining them, too. “You have arranged such a huge party this time. Good job!” She mentioned the big number of guests around.
“Thanks. Hope you will really enjoy it,” said Zunera with courtesy.
Tehmina hugged her lovingly. “You are looking gorgeous as usual. I always like your dress designing.” She looked at her admiringly, who was wearing embroided paneled frock in chiffon with matching tang pajama in ferozi colour and her well shaped feet were revealing in delicate high heeled sandals. Her shoulder cut layering hair style, expert make-up and exquisite jewelry had made her Lady of the Evening.
The ceremony began with cake cutting, birthday song and release of a bunch of red gas-filled balloons and end up at dinner.
Mueez looked at his ringing cell phone and a smile touched his lips.
“Hello!” He said pleasantly. His face lit up and eyes danced with glee.
“Oh, yes, I am really impressed Alina. You always come up with great ideas! I am sure your approach will certainly make our company fly.”
“Ok, definitely see you at lunch, tomorrow.” He ended the call responding warmly to a feminine voice on the other side of his cell phone.