Link to chapter 9
When I saw you……..
I fell in love and you smiled because you knew !!
Seat number 41 and 42 I read out from the railway ticket once we get into our coach. Luckily, the other two seats in our compartment were vaccant. It means no creepy men, crying babies or loud aunties around us. Its already late and they start to serve dinner in plastic trays, in small bowls made out of cardboard and aluminium foil. We finish it and get ready to sleep.
Before removing the blankets I called ragini to check to her. She asks me about our seats and at what time we would reach. I tell her everything that she wants to know. I aske her if she had dinner and she says that she is waiting for laksh, who hasn’t arrived yet. Well, since me and sanskar were going to goa for a couple of days. Ragini and laksh had agreed to stay together at our appartment.As laksh was new to mumbai and well I didn’t want rags to live alone for two days. We talkes for a while and then wished each other good night.
I started arranging my seat for sleeping. Sanskar and I bumped into each other quite a few times while unfolding the beedsheets and blankets. There is something incredibly romantic and intimidating about train journeys, especially at nights.
We were going on Friday night and were supposed to return to mumbai on Monday morning. Soon the lights of the compartment were put off. Sanskar and me have the lower berths to ourselves and so we lay down and look at each other. I see the excitment and tiredness in his eyes. Excitment about the two days that we are going to spend together in our own little bubble and tiredness because of the workload of last week. Sanskar loved sleeping and well he was a lazy person but since our internship had started he had been compromising on hi sleep.
I stretched my hand and meet his midway. Even though the wheels of the train are making awfully loud noice, I can still hear my heart beat louder than that. That’s what he does to me. I don’t have control on myself when he is around. I just loose myself to him.
Swara : I love you.
Sanskar : come here.
Seconds later I am on his berth, lying right next to him and sharing his blanket.The railways seats are really not that wide, so we are clinging to each other. We start saying very sweet things we have said to each other over the last so many years, all over again. We stay up till late , just talking to each other, listening to our favourite songs and looking deep into each others eyes. I smile at the fact that he has safely tucked me in his arms. I turn around and kiss him on his neck and close my eyes. I burry my head deeper into his neck.
Ahhh…… lovely !!
I waited for laksh to come, as he was supposed to stay with me while swara and sanskar were in goa. This boy is already an hour late. As I was cursing him with the worst possible word, the door bell rang. I openes the door and there he stood with a large bag which probably had his clothes.
Ragini : You are late.
Laksh : Sorry, I didn’t know there would be so much traffic at this hour.
Ragini : Anyways, you hungry ?!!
Laksh : yeah, loadss !!
I showed him to our guest room so that he could freshen up and went to kitchen to arrange our dinner. He came after a while and lingered around till I laid down the plates.
Ragini got the food ready and we sat on the couch with our plates. Ragini got the remote and switched on a typical emotional bollywood movie. I sagged back on the couch and watched ragini as she intently looked at the Tv.
She was all serious as the hero’s mother died. Being the bold girl she is, her choice of movies is very cliche. She had soon got too involved in the movie. Soon the mother who was about to die in the movie suddenly turned into ghost. ohhh, now it was time for me to get scared. If I watched it for a second more than I won’t be able to sleep at night. I am scared of such creepy things and I can’t sleep alone at night because of them.
Laksh : Change the channel.
Ragini : No way, its getting interesting now. The hero would kill the ghost now.
Laksh : I never thought you would like this kind of indian drama.Its so melodramatic.
Ragini : Atleast I don’t forget my wallet while going on a date.
Not again , she didn’t let me forget the incident even for a minute. Suddenly ragini started screaming something at the hero in the movie as if her life depended on the movie. Soon the movie ended and I swear ragini felt bad that it ended so soon. She was one hell of a mad woman. I was glad that the movie ended.
Ragini : Let’s sleep.
Laksh : yeah. Good night.
Ragini : Gunnite.
With that she walked off to her bedroom while I went to the guest room. I changed into my night shorts and got into the bed. I tried to sleep but couldnt. Everytime I closed my eyes something creepy would scare the shit out of me. I ended up stiring on my bed. That’s it. Enough of this. I got up and went in search of ragini.
I twisted and turned under the covers. I don’t know why but suddenly I was not sleepy anymore. Thousands of blinks later my eyes drooped down. Some hours into the night I felt the bed dipped down as a weight settled behind me. A layer of warmth surrounded me and pulled me towards it. I felt as if i was being pulled in an embrace. An arm circled my waist and pulled me more into the embrace. i exhalled and surrendered to the deep slumber……
Precap : Swasan’s hot romance in goa. Laksh’s second attempt at the perfect date.
Here was chapter 10 for you people. Do tell me how it was. Keep smiling.