Swata:You didn’t… did you?
Don searched her eyes
Don:Of course not. What I meant was I shouldn’t make fun of your jealousy
Swara:What would you know about jealousy?
Don:A great deal, although I hate to admit it
Her eyes widened and she had to try hard not to laugh
Don:Swara, I feel like killing everyone that even looks at you for more than 2 seconds straight. It takes a lot to keep myself from doing that.u didn’t know but when Arjun comes near you, I really wanted to screw the immunity and just run off with you
Swara sat up rapidly
Don slowly sat up,following
Don:I was afraid
Swara furrowed her brows
Don closed his eyes and sighed ‘
Don:That was when I finally realized I loved you. It had been eating on me from the inside fora long time… just knew it
he ended urgently and caught her lips into a passionate kiss, laying her on her back
Don:I was terrified
he then uttered, pressing his forehead onto hers
Don:I’d never felt that, for anyone. I didn’t know how to handle it… so I ran. Like a coward.And then it took me forever get myself to get to you… I’m sorry
he opened his eyes and looked deeplyinto hers She let out a cry
While she hugged him tight she reminded herself just how lucky she was to have him, and that she shouldn’t let stupid things get to her. They had been through so much, they deserved a break. They deserved to be happy.
Yana:Look, Maya! Look who came!
Yana made her daughter come to the entrance door When she saw Don her eyes lit up and she began bouncing
They all giggled, it sounded so funny to hear a kid call Don that, so innocently
Don:Who’s the birthday girl!? Don acted all surprised
Don:Do you know her?
Don furrowed his brows crunching in front of her
Don:But you don’t look old enough to be 3!
Don:Look how small you are
Maya stumped her foot at Don
Maya:Am not, I’m bigger than you!
and she measured herself in comparison to Don who curled further in order to be smaller than her
Don:Hmmm… you’re right! But you know who’s bigger than both of us?
Maya nodded in denial but already she was smiling ear to ear Then Swara placed the giant stuffed bear they had bought for her right next to them.Maya’s eyes widened and she approached the toy carefully.
Don:See, he’s my friend
Don started petting the toy
Don:He’s so warm and fluffy. Here, give him a hug
he slightly pushed the bear closer to Maya After a long deliberation and inquisitive looks, Maya touched the toy and finally gave the bear a hug. She was leaning so much into it that she nearly fell over it, knocking it off
Don:Oh, careful! He saw how beautifulyou are and fainted, see?
Swara giggled. Watching the two of them was unbelievable. Don was such a natural with kids. She wondered whether he had developed those skills in the orphanage. He did mention that he liked looking after the little ones.Don gestured for Maya to come closer
Don:Hey, Maya… can I get a hug too?
Maya:Cause you’ll fall in love with me and fall
she said nonchalantly They all began laughing, and Don was trying not to laugh too visibly, careful not to hurt Maya’s feelings. He kissed her hand, in return and took her into his arms, getting off the floor
Don:Hey! Put me down! I’m big now
Don:No, I’m upset that you didn’t want to hug me
Maya rolled her eyes and hugged Don’s neck
She sighed audibly
Don:Please, pretty please!
Maya finally gave him a peck and he closed his eyes smilingly
Don:Ahhh. Thank you, Maya. Quick, Sam, take her before I faint
Karan laughed and took Maya into his arms
Karan:Chalo Maya, you’ve broken enough hearts for today
Swara:Wait till she’s 16
Swara giggled Don’s smile immediately faded
Don:I’ll break their neck if anyone tries to get near her
Karan:Ohhh, ok, chalo Maya, Don uncle is a bit demented
Karan laughed as they all went towards the dining table.
Don:I’m dead serious.Plus I need to practice in advance, for my own daughters
Swara emphasized the plural that got her conflicted
Karan:Wait… what? Sam let out a laugh, stupefied
Yana and Sam were both smiling but looking at both Don and Swara in shock
Swara realized they were hinting towards her belly
Swara:Oh, no! God, no. Don is just… having a wild imagination, as always
she chuckled nervously and Don lowered his gaze furrowing his brows slightly, clearing his throat
Don:So, what have you cooked for us this time, Yana?
he changed the subject and the conversation went on, without Swara. She felt terrible for making such an awful joke, like that. She wanted to fix it but clearly she couldn’t, not at the table. She kept looking at Don feeding Maya and playing with her, persuading her to eat, and finally when the birthday cake arrived he filmed it all and gave her instructions on how to make a wish before blowing the 3 tiny candles.
Swara’s heart sank. She loved seeing him around Maya, he looked so different, but in a very lovable way. It was a side of him that she absolutely adored,and felt so blessed that he wanted to have children, children of their own.But it was all so sudden, everything was moving too fast.
When they got into the car on the way back, they sat silently and finally Don said
Don:I’ll drop you off, I need to take care of some unfinished business
She froze. She immediately thought about that woman the other day.
“Unfinished business?” she thought. She could feel her heart in her throat and had to breathe slowly for a little while to regain herself
Don:Don’t wait up, alright?
he said as he pulled over and finally looked over at her she couldn’t read him. He was impassible. She needed to get out of the car before she would choke into tears, and so she did, not looking back. He waited for her to get inside the building and droveoff rapidly.
She didn’t shower,she didn’t even undress. She just sat on the bed, and waited. A million thoughts going through her head. The jealousy was tearing her up from the inside. She waited, and waited, and finally drifted to sleep. She didn’t know she had been asleep until she felt Don cover her up with the duvet.
She tried not to let him know she had woken up. She tried to smell female perfume on him, but couldn’t. His was overpowering it, if any. He was standing face up, looking at the ceiling. She wanted so desperately to curl next to him and drift away to sleep, she felt so tired. But she couldn’t. God knows where he had been… before she could debate it any longer, he turned his back at her.
I just kept on writing didn’t realize how much I wrote bcz I was so happy while writing this.whenever I wrote about Don and Maya I feel so happy so I just kept on writing about them.I love to write about them.
Coming to the part..here Don express his feelings directly to Swara about kids….can u believe Don wants kids of his own….
Thanx a lot for your comments.I’m really feel happy whenever I read your comment..your one comments makes me feel that I’m on cloud nine…silent readers thanx for reading the ff..hope I’m not disappointing u all.