I woke up when the sun hit my eyes. She already woke up and took a shower. She was looking fresh, like Venus. The Goddess of beauty…She was passing by, I grabbed her and tried to kiss her . She said, “Yaks. Not before you brush your teeth..” I said ..”Remember you will be longing for this kiss one day. And you will cry..” She looked at me…her eyes were full of tears. She jumped on me and started to hit me and screamed,” Why did you say that..? I will not let you go..”
She broke down into tears, started to cry. She sat down on the floor. I did not know what to do. I was totally speechless. I brought her back on the bed. I told her to just wait for few minutes…I really needed to brush my teeth. When I came back from the bathroom. She was still crying…I sat on the bed and pulled her close to me, pulled her chin up and told her,” Listen. You got to hold onto yourself otherwise you will not be able to live with your husband. He will divorce you then what will happen..? I wish I could be there for you but you know the reality..”
She broke down in tears..” You know that I never had another man, you are the first man I ever had. I don’t know my husband. My parents told me to get married. I had no say. I always wanted to marry someone whom I love, not the person my parents chose for me. Then you came along. Fate brought us together…did you realize how I would live for the rest of my life with someone whom I don’t even know..”
I told her,” Life goes on…I never planned on something like this. Did you also realize how would I live on with your memory…I love my wife I told you before. I also love you. Last few days were the best time in my life. But we will have to pass these days behind us. Otherwise we will have problems in both of our lives..”
“I don’t know anything. I don’t want to know. All I know is I want to be with you. You are my first and last love.” She kept crying..
I knew I had to something. But did not know what. I put both of my hands behind her and lift off to the bathroom. Took her hotel supplied robe off.. and lowered her to the foamy water. It happened so fast that she did not have a chance to say no. She was totally taken off-guard…she screamed, “I just took a shower.” I jumped into the Jacuzzi. She never had a bath in the Jacuzzi. She loved the water spray…
I was looking at her . She was happy to play with the water. I lay down ..and grabbed her on top of my body, started to kiss her…we were lost in our own world….
After playing about half an hour of warm watered Jacuzzi finally she told me to finish the shower. I took her back to the shower and took a warm shower. I put some body lotion liquid soap on her. She did the same. I took her in my arms..
I told her to get ready to go for breakfast…but she told me to go and she was not feeling hungry. So I called in for coffee for me and tea for her with some breads and eggs..
I called the front desk and asked if I had any information about my flight. But was told that there was no Iraqi Airways plane living in and out of Muscat Airport as the Iraqi Airways grounded all of it’s airplanes because of some restriction mandated by US and the NATO. They gave me a telephone number to call Iraqi Airways for further information.
The Iraqi Airways told me that they were not sure when they would be able to resume flying. I told them to see if there was any other way to fly ..may be by another career. They told me that there were so many people stranded that it will take at least a day or two to find out.
She was beside me. She had some idea when I was talking to the Airline. As soon as I hang up. She jumped on me and started to shout. “One more day, yahoo. One more day..” She started kissing my lips..nose..forehead…I looked at her and was so happy to see her so happy.
The breakfast was brought by some bell boy. I gave him some tips. He was happy and left. She wanted to make my coffee so she asked me how many spoons of sugar and creamer do I need. She made her tea too…
After tea I asked her where did she wanted to go that day but she said…” I know the time is running out. I don’t want to waste any moment going outside. I don’t want to see anything. All I want to see is to be with you…”
We spent the day with each other. We made love few times ..It seemed she just wanted to take every little touch of mine with her…I felt pain in my heart. She could cry but I am a man. I could not cry as much ..I did cry. My eyes were full of tears but I tried very hard to hide my tears from her.
On our 5th day in Muscat We woke up early in the morning by a phone call from the Airlines. I was told to get ready in 4 hours as they found another airline to take us to London and from there to New York. 4 hours was enough time for us to make love again. We took a long bath and shower together…then slowly got ready. Breakfast was served in the room…
The time came to go to the Airport. I looked at her . She told me,” I don’t not know if there is another girl who is as lucky as I am…Thank you for giving me the chance to love you. Thank you very much for giving me the best time of my life. I will always cherish you in my heart..” her eyes were full of tears…She bent down to kiss the bed where we spent 5 days of our lives.
Seeing that I also kissed the bed. She took a last look at the room. She touched the mirror, the desk, the door, the cabinet..everything. I knew it was tearing her heart out…it seemed like she was leaving her whole life there in that room. She told me that she was forever indebted to that room. Room number 405.