The Broken Strings : A Manan ff (Chapter 2)

***New Chapter ***

Manik’s P.O.V ~
Nandini. Her name was Nandini, if I wasn’t mistaken. She was the girl I had met that night after the concert. It had been almost two months since that meet, and I didn’t know why, but I wasn’t able to get this girl out of my mind.
To be honest, I had completely lost the hope of seeing her again. But you can’t predict anything! The world’s too small, I guess.
Since the moment I noticed her in the cafe, I felt the strange connection between us. I knew, that someday, somewhere I must have met this girl. Who knew it was Nandini?
She sat in front of me, frozen. I was in the same state. Her spectacles rested on her button nose. Her hair was still of a same length, maybe a little longer than before. Surprisingly, the image of the girl I had met two months ago, was very clear in my mind. Specially those eyes… It was impossible for me to not recognize them. She still looked beautiful.
” Oh h-hi… Hi Manik, ” She said, snapping me out of my thoughts.
” Hi Nandini, ” I smiled.
” You remember me? ” She asked, quite amused.
” Ofcourse I did. We met only a couple of months ago. Also, its not so easy to forget such a beautiful girl like you.” I said. Her face turned deep red, the moment those words left my mouth. I shouldn’t have said it, right?
” Thank you, ” She smiled. I couldn’t help but lose the grin on my face.
” Why were you hiding, by the way? ” I asked.
” Oh, just nothing, ” She said.
” Arrey! Batao bhi… ” I said.
” The last time we met, I embarrassed myself enough in front of you. I didn’t want to do that again… ” She said shyly.
” Rubbish. You didn’t embarrass yourself. In fact, I was glad that I made you smile… ” I said.
She, who was still looking down at her fingers, looked up in shock. ” Uh… well, yeah… you always make me smile. ” She blurted out, and now, it was my turn to look shocked. What did she mean by You always make me smile?
Ofcourse I knew I made my fans happy, but when Nandini said it, it felt different. It felt new.
I noticed the expression on her face change as soon as she realized what she’d just said. ” I didn’t mean it that way… um… well, I’m a fan… so obviously… ” She said awkwardly. I smiled.
” So what are you doing here this late? ” I asked changing the topic.
” Oh, well… I couldn’t sleep, so I just came here. That’s what I do when I can’t sleep at night. You see, this place is always open! ” She said. ” And what brings you here? ”
” I couldn’t sleep either, and also I’m staying nearby. So I thought of roaming around a bit. Thankfully there were not much people outside. ” I said gazing out of the window.
” Yeah. Usually this city never sleeps. But due to heavy rains most of the shops are closed, and people tend to get out less. ” She said.
The next few minutes we didn’t say anything. I didn’t even feel the need to say anything. The presence of somebody with me itself made me feel better. Ofcourse, I hardly knew this girl, but I felt a deep connection with her; and I wanted to spend more time with her. But then, this had to happen…
” Um… what time is it? ” Nandini asked from across the table.
” It’s one. ” I replied looking at my watch.
” Shit! I better leave. I have an exam tomorrow! I have to get up early or else I’m going to be late… ” She said grabbing her book and bag.
” Oh. You should go, then. ” I said unwillingly and got up along with her. Even I had to head back to the hotel I was staying in.
” Yeah. So um… bye. Nice to meet you… ” She said adjusting her specs.
” Nice to meet you too, and… good luck for the test. ” I smiled as we shook hands.
” Thank you. Good night, Manik… ” She said and turned around to leave once we were already out of the small place after paying the bill.
She was walking away, but I wanted to stop her. I wanted to meet her again.
She’s just a fan. What if she’s some serial killer? My mind told me. She doesn’t seem like a serial killer. Stop her, Manik, stop her. My heart said.
” Nandini? ” I called out, not so loud since she hadn’t gone that far. She turned around as I walked up to her.
” Um… well, I was wandering if you’re free tomorrow… after your test? ” I asked rubbing my head nervously. I didn’t dare to look in her eyes. They were so beautiful, that it made me go speechless. ClichΓ©, but true.
” Y-yeah. I have no plans after the test… but w-why? ” She asked looking down at the road. I could easily tell that she was as nervous as me.
” So can we meet up? You know for coffee or something? I-I mean only if you’re okay with it… ” I said.
” Okay. Okay, yeah. I-I’ll meet you tomorrow… ”
Yes! I mentally pumped my fist in the air, and tried not to smile like an idiot. ” Great. I’ll see you tomorrow… um… at Starbucks?” I asked.
” Okay… ” She said and finally looked up from the ground.
” Bye Nandini, ” I smiled. ” Huh? Yeah… bye Manik, ” She said and walked away.
This has never happened before… what did I just do? I asked a girl out? What is happening to me? I thought and smiled to myself as I walked back to the hotel. I just couldn’t wait for the sun to rise…


Hows it? Please comment xo.

Credit to: Nisha Malhotra


  1. Meghna shanti

    Hey it is also written in tu
    The name exactly i don’t remember
    In The next part she misses the bus n manik take her to home n from there fab 5 n nandhini go to mumbaiafter that I don’t remember much but there are still 4 to 5 episodes
    If any body knows the title just let me know it
    Nisha what’s your watt sissy name
    I mean to follow up her it’s a nice story line

      • Meghna shanti

        It’s okay but plz write the story till end irrespective of the comments
        Bcz the that ff was also stopped in mid just fot the lack of comments
        Plz don’t stop in mid

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