The Broken Strings : A Manan ff (Chapter 7)

Nandini’s P.O.V ~

Boring… boring… boring !!! I couldn’t concentrate on anything! All I kept thinking about was Manik. I couldn’t concentrate on how the human brain functions. All I knew was, right now, my brain had stopped functioning properly. I was daydreaming about Manik Malhotra when I should be studying for my exam.

I looked again at the phone which was kept right beside me. I’d checked it a hundred times in last one hour. I was only waiting for one call from him… or maybe a text?

After checking the phone so many times, I’d started to feel that maybe I was hoping against hope. Am I that boring? I thought…

Hi, we’re One Direction, and this is the most annoying ringtone ever-
My thoughts were interrupted by Zayn Malik’s voice coming out of my phone. I quickly picked up the phone and pressed the answer button.

” Hello? ” I spoke and realized I hadn’t even seen the name of the caller. But I wished it was him.

” Nandini… hi, ” He spoke. Yes! It was him. I felt happy thinking that he had not forgotten me yet.

” Hi Manik, what’s up? ” I asked trying to sound casual, but actually, I was doing a happy dance from inside.

” Nothing much yaar. Acha listen, actually um… a friend of mine, who stays in Mumbai, has a little get-together tomorrow evening. I couldn’t say no and he- ” He said, but I cut him off. He wasn’t free. He had to go somewhere else. I wanted to meet him again, but his friends were equally important. I couldn’t be so selfish…

” Its okay, Manik. You don’t have to explain anything. Friends are important. You should go… ” I said earning a little laugh from him.

” Nandu… listen to me first… ” He said. I waited for him to proceed. ” Actually I told him about you… and he wants you to come as well… ”

What? Seriously? Now I go meet his friends? I thought.

” I-I’m not sure… I mean I don’t even know anybody, and also I don’t want to be a party-crasher, you know? ”

” You’re not a party-crasher, and don’t worry, there aren’t much people there. It’s just a few friends, that’s it… ” He said. I kept quiet and thought about it for a moment. Again I had that blank look on my face.

” Nandu, I know what you’re thinking. I promise, you won’t be left out. I’ll be there na baba… ” He said snapping me out of my thoughts.

” What if they don’t like me? What if I’m too boring? ” I asked in a low tone.

” Boring? Nandini, how many times do I have to say that you’re not boring? Look, I can’t force you to come. But it’s just that… I have only a couple of days left. After that, I’ll be going back to Delhi; and I know this sounds cheesy, but I want to spend whatever time I’ve left with you… so… please? ” He said and I pictured him pulling a cute puppy dog face. How could I say no to that?

” Oh… um… okay… ” I said and smiled a little. It wouldn’t be that bad, would it?

” Are you sure? I mean only if you’re comfortable… ”

” I am… ” I said with some extra confidence. Well, I won’t lie, but I was nervous.

” Okay, then! Cool… I’ll pick you up tomorrow around 5:30… ” He said.

” I’ll be waiting… bye, ”

” Bye Nandini… ”

” Bye Manik… ”

” Bye… ” He said and I couldn’t stop smiling like an idiot.

” Bye… ” I said. We kept on saying bye repeatedly, I didn’t want to hang up so soon… neither did he. But then, I had to as my gaze darted towards the book on the table. Human brain…

I sighed. ” Okay, seriously, bye Manik… I’ll see you tomorrow, I’ve to study now… ” I said.

” I know… yeah, see you tomorrow. Study well. Bye… ” He said and I pictured him smiling as a beep was heard from the other end. He hung up.

I was smiling stupidly to myself and shook my head trying to concentrate on the human brain…


This is what happens to me when I think about Parth. Lolz.

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  1. Hello friends I am silent reader but I read all fan fictional stories… I look forward to c wen it’s posted. I hv a news fr u all. Parth Samthan will perform live in Dubai. If anyone is interested in this event. Details r on fb twitter n instagram… He wl perform in dubai this Oct. Hope to c u alll. Cheers.

  2. this was so cute

  3. Mahi13

    Manan conversation is soooooooooo
    Cute. Waiting for ur next update 😉

  4. This is awesome. Very awesome. Wow. Nice convo between the two.

    Guys for heaven’s sake if you find the ff and read it and find it good. It ain’t that nice of u to go without commenting. Pls do so. It is to those for each who read and just leave.

    Sorry ya Nisha I ranted.

  5. Cute episode

  6. Ohh nishaa…I love your ff’s sooo good…I looove reading them…waiting for more…?

  7. Nisha, you’re writing is amazing! Awaiting the next update!

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