Umi called one day.
"Are you coming back this holiday?"
"Yes. Insya Allah. Why do you ask? I always return home when it's holiday"
"Well. I'm just asking. Make sure you come back because I have something important to tell you."
"Just tell me now. You make me curious."
"No. I need to tell you about this matter face to face."
"You make me curious even more. I guess alright then. I'll see you tomorrow and do pray for my safe journey back."
"I will.Take good care of yourself and your brothers too."
the very next day, after we arrived home safely at Mersing.
"Umi, We're back."
"Alhamdulillah. Why don't you call me to pick you up at the bus station. How was the journey? It was 12 hours from Kangar Bus station to Larkin and you boys must feel very exhausted now."
"Yes. Plus we need to take two more buses from JB to Mersing because direct buses were out of service."
"Okay. Just go to sleep now. It's already 12. You'll have a lot to do tomorrow."
"Wait. You tell me there's something important..."
"Just wait till tomorrow then you'll know."
The next day, as I wake up the second time after I continue my sleep after Subuh, Umi asked me wash up and wear that year's Baju Melayu Raya and all my brothers dressed up too.
But things are getting weirder when all the family members, my aunties, uncles, cousins were there. So, I thought that maybe my eldest brother is going to get marry or engage or something.
My Abah came to me and said,
"Munsyi. You see, I have a friend named A if you still remember him and last week, we met and talked about our lives. We were talking about you guys when suddenly he asked if any of my sons doesn't have anyone yet. So I mentioned your name. He's interested in marrying his daughter with you"
"But, I'm only 17 and my elder brothers are not even married yet."
"Yes, but they have someone else. Plus, she's very Solehah, Obedient, Intelligent and Pretty too. You'll definitely like her because we already do. We've met her and we seriously think that she'll be a good daughter-in-law."
Abah knows how to make me agree so he said "If you think this is too much, then we'll just cancel today's event and send everybody home now."
"Okay. If this what you want then I'll just follow your orders. I know you'll choose the best for me. Besides, it is true I don't have any particular person."
"I'm glad you agree. Okay. They're here. Go get the ring from your mother and sit in front of the Qadi."
"Wait. This is weird. I never notice the Qadi before..."
"Just go and sit."
After the girl's family entered and all were seated, my father said,
"Munsyi, this is your wife-to-be and her name is F "
as I turn around to see her face, I heard a loud siren and a man's voice. A familiar one.
"EVERYBODY WAKE UP, IT'S SUBUH"
In the end, I never get to see her face and all I can remember was her name. Seriously, I never heard of that name before having this dream. So, until now, I assumed that it is a sign from Allah and she is going to appear in my life one day. It's like kanojo wa boku no unmei no hito. It is just a memory from my final year in high school. Some part of it I made up because I couldn't remember the details but the name is true.
So, what do you think? If this really happens to you, would you agree to it? I know some people might think that arranged marriage is outdated. But if you can prevent couples, or wasting your time and money on dates and presents and stuffs, wouldn't it be nice to share your life with someone who is as special and protected as the woman who reserved herself only for her husband? Like in Ketika Cinta Bertasbih movie.
Okay. Stop dreaming now munsyi. I'm writing about this because on Wednesday, I'm having my second exam and no, it is not a story writing subject. I'm a bit 'not in the mood' to do the revision so I decided to write this post. It's a bit absurd, I know.(^_^)
Do pray for me. Till then.