"Aku nak kawen," he said.
My face was experessionless. At last, the time has come.But I was expecting this. What? After several months of engagement, he definitely will tie the knot at any time. But I didn't expect him to contact me. Well, at least not after series of argument that we had especially on his engagement day.
I was at the corner - thinking whether to or not to continue our conversation. At last, I did. What the hell? At least he was making the effort to contact a best friend. Well, it was not something I expected, by the way. I was expecting him to forget about me and just continued his love planning:)
"Bila?" I asked.
"This week. Jumaat akad nikah," he said carefully.
I laughed hard. And he laughed shakily.
"Apasal kau gelak?" he asked.
"Apasal kau pon gelak?" I asked back.
"Aku tak sangka aku dah nak kawen, Sha," he said while holding his laughter.
"Aku gelak sebab aku takleh imagine ko nak salam tok kadi!" I laughed hard.
"Gelak..gelak...kau suka ye!" he sounded annoyed and funny at the same time.
"Tak...I'm happy for you tapi aku rasa ko ni macam budak-budak lagi. Boleh kawen ke?"
And we talked. Talked about the days we met. Talked about the days when both of us were watching football together. Talked about our bad days. Talked about the good days. But we didn't talk about our argument.
We utilised the whole week before last night...
"World Cup nanti bolehlah bangun ni?" I teased him.
"InsyaAllah...boleh," he said confidently.
"Aku takleh kejut ko dah...ko kena suruh wife ko kejut, k!"
"Okay...aku dah train dia...dia dah boleh tgk bola..." he said.
"Baguslah. Tp ko takleh expect dia akan ikut setiap masa. Penat jaga malam semata2 nak tgk bola," I provided an advice.
"Boleh punye...tp dia takleh la nak jd cam ko..." I felt a distinct feeling I couldn't explain.
Then we hung up.
Before we slept last night...
"Aku baru lepas pakai inai..." he said.
"Hehehehe..." I laughed.
"Selamat pengantin baru, esok...Jaga diri, k!"
"Datanglah, Sha...aku nak kau datang!"
I smiled to the phone.
A good ending for Ketupat Story. He came back to me. Alhamdulillah.
I wish that she would understand...that I'm just his best friend.
Who will definitely let him go.
Even for him to find love.
Selamat Pengantin Baru, my best friend.