A Few Days Later.
At first, Camilla said she wouldn’t tell Salim about the baby but now that a decision was made and the appointment was scheduled, she felt like maybe she should. The lady on the phone said she should bring someone with her or at least have someone to pick her up anyway, so she was thinking he could do that. She didn’t know how he was going to take the news, it was a lot to process, especially with everything else going on, but they did still have two days left to talk about it.
C A L L I N G S A L I M
Camilla: Hey … are you busy?
Salim: No, what’s up?
Camilla: I was wondering … are you free on Thursday?
Salim: Thursday? That’s the 4th right?
Salim: Uh, I gotta meet Ani for a baby appointment at like 10 but I can be yours for the rest of the day.
Baby appointment. The same time as hers. Her heart broke into a million tiny pieces the moment he said that. The one time she needed him the most, he couldn’t be there for her because his time already belonged to Aahana and their babies.
Camilla: [fighting back tears] Don’t worry about it- never mind.
Salim: You sure? It shouldn’t be longer than two hours. I can come straight to you afterwards.
Camilla: Yeah … don’t worry about it. I gotta go. I’ll talk to you later, okay?
Salim: Camilla, wait-
Camilla: [hangs up]