Shivaay was sleeping soundly. He was hugging a pillow and smiling rather sheepishly. The duvet was nowhere to be seen. Nobody could say he was the same arrogant business man, whom everybody knows, if they had a glance of how he sleeps. He woke up, stretched his arms and then again thought of the incidence that took place a day ago. He blamed her for peeping in his dreams.
Anika at her house was sleeping hugging a teddy, at times snoring too when suddenly her phone rang. She cursed the caller and picked up the phone without seeing the caller ID. She spoke “who is there? Does anybody call this early? Keep the phone, call me at 7 and let me sleep !!” She was very much awake at night, playing with her baby brother who complained her to give him some time. Anika too felt that many days have pass since their walks at his favourite places. So they went ahead and chatted to their fullest.
The person on the call said “miss anika let me remind it is already 8:35 and you have not show to CCD. Today there is a discount so many people will be there. I am going out with my wife so manage everything. And wake up early or you will be out of your job !!” He finished being annoyed. Anika threw her phone on the couch and yelled “uff work life sucks !!” She freshened up in 20 minutes and went out. There she met her lovely aunties and grandmas saying “anika beta again late today !!” She smiled helplessly and reached CCD in another 20 minutes huffing and puffing.
He freshened up and went to the breakfast table saying greetings to everyone. Suddenly there was a new entry at door. Pinky exclaimed happily “oh my maata Tia, you here !!” Shivaay went over to her and gave her a hug. He then bent a little and said “hey champ how are you? See uncle is here.” He was always overjoyed when he saw Tia. A man came from behind, held Tia’s hand and greeted everyone. The all began chattering at the dining table. Dushyant spoke “shivaay I need a help from you. I am going to Singapore for a few days so I cannot leave tia alone. So I brought her here and also she was very excited to meet all of you. Hope you don’t mind…” Shivaay glared at him and said “dushyant this is not done, you are asking a favor, its my duty brother ! Tia is my best friend cum sister. You need not to worry. I am glad that you brought her here. Haina tia !!” He winked at her and she gave a broad smile.
While dushyant was going tia spoke “I ‘ll miss you baby. Come back soon.” She was sad but didn’t show as she doesn’t want him to cancel his deal. He gave her a bone crushing hug and gave a quick kiss on her cheek and waved “goodbye. Will come soon.”
He called shivaay for a moment near him and said “shivaay you have to take extra care for her as she is five months pregnant and has mood swings. Hope you can manage.” He completed being a little embarrassed. Shivaay smiled and said “of course dushyant.” Both went in their respective cars to reach their destination.
Shivaay took a long route that goes through CCD so that he would able to see her once more. His hands from driving automatically stopped when he saw her there managing everything. He thought why not go inside. He remembered that he forgot to take his espresso in the morning today so there was an excuse he can put.
He went inside and sat on the corner table. She came and greeted him and again said “thank you for saving me that day and really sorry too.” She apologized. Shivaay being in his usual tadi said “I was getting late and if I had told the truth then I have to stand there while your boss will be giving you a lecture. That’s why I saved you !!” She murmured tadibaaz and left from there not before asking the order.
Soon there were a whole bunch of people crowding in the CCD. Shivaay saw that she was continuously moving here and there checking the preparations. His gaze never left her. Suddenly he saw while walking she twisted her leg causing a sprain in her ankle. Still she moved with pain. He went to her and said “can’t you see you have sprained your leg, you go and rest. Other people are there to take care here.” He was annoyed. He wanted to pick her up on his own and then put her to sleep but restrained himself. She ignored him and started walking when suddenly she was once again about to fall. She didn’t felt the hard surface. She opened her eyes to see him carrying her in his soft yet strong arms. She composed herself when she felt him again holding her wrist. He took her to the table where he was sitting as all were full. He made her sit there and glared at her not to move again.
She agreed thereafter. Sitting there nothing to do she asked “I am getting bored. Let’s talk.” He was now getting late for office but he knew if he’ll leave then she’ll work again. “Okay, only for sometime. He asked ” so who are in your family, mamma papa sister brother….” She interrupted him saying “only brother”, water clearly visible in her eyes. He did not know what to do. He held her hands assuring everything is fine. She felt relaxed and nodded her head slightly.
He left from there after making sure that she doesn’t gets up for sometime. He reached office and began doing his work but his heart still not leaving her thoughts.
He went home and relaxed, had an obro moment, made French toast with peri peri sauce, discussed some issues of his office with his badepapa and gave a surprise gift to his mother-a diamond necklace. After making sure everybody including tia slept he too dozed off thinking about her again.
There was a knock on his door, he opened to find Tia standing there. She said “shivaay please can you fetch me a ice cream. My baby is really hungry. Please…” She completed with puppy eyes. He nodded and went ahead as promised to his friend. Everyone was sleeping and so were the drivers so he himself drove in search of a ice cream parlor.
When he reached there he was shock out if his wits. There was she in this chilly cold sky, at this hour of night munching on a ice cream.
Heya cuties !! I am back again. Little early and hope you are fine with today’s update lenght. Tell me your reviews about this chapter too. Do comment along with silent readers❤