Swara:Where are we going?
Don:On a little city break
Don finally said steering the wheel to his Maserati, one Swara hadn’t seen before. Somehow it didn’t surprise her anymore.
Don was much wealthier than she had imagined. Which meant he was much more powerful than the Interpol ever realized.
Don:Not too far away though
Don’But definitely greener, quieter
Swara:I guess I need some fresh air
Don stole a glance at her
Don:You said you were feeling better
Swara:I am… but am not quite there yet
Swaraj:I need a day to lay around in my pajamas
Don raised his eyebrows as if enjoying the visual, and she quickly added
Swara:Comfy pajamas, that is
Don:I’m sure you have none of those in your wardrobe
Swara:Well I guess I’ll have to buy myself some.
she replied playfully
Don:And a bucket of ice cream, and my favorite Yash Raj films
Don grimaced and Swara couldn’t help but giggle at his dramatic reaction
Swara:Yep, that should charge my batteries
she then sat back and looked at him for along while
Swara:What do you do to relax?
Don:I don’t know… I read. I play the guitar, maybe write a little…
Don:No, I don’t smoke to relax. I usually smoke when I’m deeply disturbed.
She squinted at him. Yet another piece to the puzzle. She knew now to be careful and watch when he smoked. He rarely did, indeed, but she admitted to herself that she rarely correlated smoking to him being disturbed over something
Don:I smoke for no reason, more often than not. So stop analyzing.
She raised an eyebrow
He stole a glance at her again and she blushed. He could read her like an open book
Swara:I can’t help it that I want to know you better
Don:You know me well enough
she barely whispered
Don:What makes you think you don’t?
Swara:Do I really need to spell it out.
Don:Our past isn’t what makes us,Swara…
Swara:Don’t try to rationalize your way out of this
she said nicely
Swara:I don’t know you one bit, in fact, and you know it
He looked at her for a few seconds,slowing down
He said it so calmly that it actually made her doubt herself. Maybe you really don’t need to know much about a person to truly know them, she thought.They drove some more and reached something that appeared to be an old manor. The gates were pretty impressive. swara was surprised to see Don step out of the car to unlock them. It even had a long alley leading up to a beautiful statue fountain in front of the entrance. What she immediately liked about the place was the fact that it had a really rich garden. Old trees everywhere and even ivy had grown over the walls.
Swara:What a nice place.Looks deserted though
Don:It is, no one lives here
They both got out of the car and Swara looked at him attentively Don chuckled and placed his hands inside his pockets
Don:See? You do know me
She crossed her arms and raised an eyebrow smilingly
Swara:What are you up to?
He clicked his teeth
Don:You don’t like it then
She didn’t know how to react
Swara:This is huge
she ultimately said
Don:Not really. Not huge enough for space to go unused
She leaned against the hood of the car and stared at the house
Swara:Of course I like it
she said after a long while
Don:Then why the long face?
he said giving her a half smile
Don:It’s just an idea. We can find something else
She shook her head slightly
Swara:I didn’t even know we were looking. What’s wrong with the penthouse?
Don:Are you kidding?
She stared at him
Swara:Don… this is too much. It’s scary
He sat next to her and held her hand
Swara:Well… we’d be all alone in such a big place.
Don:We’ve been alone in lots of big places by now
Swara:Yea, but… I mean… you’d be gone all the time and I’ll be here all by myself
Don’Where did you get that idea from?
Swara:Well… isn’t that how it’s going to be? I mean… let’s face it. I left the Interpol and have nothing else to do.You are not the one to stay at home, I know all this has been just temporary. And I get it, I do, but… I can just imagine myself pacing this alley all alone.
Don:You won’t be alone. I don’t like to travel alone. And there will be staff around the house, you’ll make friends…
She interrupted him
Don:It’s just 15 minutes away from the city. You can have Yana over all the time
Swra:Yana is busy with Maya…
Don:Maya will come along
he chuckled playfully
Don:She’ll play around here
he gestured for her to look at where he was pointing, imagining the little girl running around the fountain She looked, and seemed lost in thoughts for a while Don smiled
Don:Hm. You think they’ll get along?
Swara furrowed her brows slightly
Don:Maya and or kids
She shrugged, still lost in thoughts and then froze
She looked at him and he was still looking at the fountain
Don:There’ll be a little age difference. But they’re planning a brother for Maya, so.
Don:Maybe Maya will look after the whole bunch
he chuckled and finally looked at Swara who was staring at him, in shock
Swara:Don’t joke about stuff like that, Don
she finally uttered He furrowed his brows
Don:I’m dead serious,
she believed him. Suddenly she felt dizzy so she closed her eyes tight he placed his arm around her
Don:I’m a silly man. I shouldn’t have went so far ahead…
She shook her head
Swara:No… it’s just that
she exhaled audibly
Swara:I don’t know whether I am happy or terrified right now
She covered her face trying to regain herself
Swara:I’m scared, Don. I’m terrified something will go wrong… again.
He stood up in front of her and cupper her face, removing her hands gently and searched her eyes carefully
Don:It saddens me to see how little trust you have in me still.
She felt a tear escape
Swara:I’m sorry.I’m really trying. I want to believe everything is going to be alright,but I’m so scared.I don’t know what to do.
He sighed nervously and rested his forehead against hers
Swara:See? I don’t know you that well, either
Don:I genuinely thought you were ready for all this. Clearly I was wrong
She opened her eyes worriedly
Swara:l Don’t say that. I am, I just can’t get myself to accepting it yet.
He opened his eyes as well
Don:I love you. Please accept that
She felt like crying again but instead all she could do was kiss him. She was reminded of how lucky she was to be able to kiss him, hold him,be there with him. She didn’t want to lose it all because of her silliness. Don wasn’t the most patient of men. Surely she was aggravating him with her attitude. So she smiled and said
Swara:Show me around. Maybe I’ll have a change of heart.
He smiled faintly
Don:Don’t goooo changing
he hummed She smiled remembering how he sang that for her just days ago as he kept humming the melody. She knew then and there that she could never doubt him again.
sorry for not updating yesterday. I’m little busy in my assignments. so I’ll try to write next part soon.. just pray for me that I’ll complete my assignemnt on time. how was the chapter I’ll try to make it more intresting.. love u all…thanx for the comments.