Itni Si Baat Hai
“Staring is rather a bad idea, Mrs. Maheshwari”, I muttered opening my eyes to have a look of my beautiful wife. She instantly looked away and lied, “I .. I wasn’t.” I caught hold of her wrist and pulled her over me making her gasp in shock and surprise. I must admit that she, my wife is a beauty epitome. She had her hair clipped up in a loose bun with some of the strands falling on her face and playing over her cheeks. I slowly tucked the hair strands behind her ear and caressed her face making her turn a light shade of crimson. I smiled thinking about the magic I had on her every single time we had an intimate moment. I pulled her closer to myself making her front press against mine. I parted my lips, but to my dismay she placed her forefinger on my lips. I widened my eyes at the sudden gesture and she said, “You’re getting late.” I looked at her unbelievably and rolled over the bed with me on top of her. I held her hands and pushed them up tightening my grip on her wrists. I grinned and moved closer to her. I parted my lips, but before I could kiss her I received a call which loosened my grip on her. She quickly pushed me beside and stood up from the bed making me frown. She let out a soft giggle and I being annoyed attended the call. I disconnected it after a few minutes and said, “Shona, I need to leave urgently. Please arrange my clothes.” She nodded and arranged my clothes while I rushed to comfort myself with a quick shower. I left around half an hour later from home after Shona was done stuffing the breakfast inside my mouth.
Me and Shona had an arranged marriage according to our parents’ choices. Shona was maa’s student and when maa met her later in a school reunion, she instantly wanted her to he my wife and her own daughter in law irrespective of her being a Bengali. Both of us never had an objection to the marriage as we believed our parents to select the best for us and indeed, they did. I was proud to have such an understanding and caring person as my better half. “Saheb, we came”, driver kaka said bringing me back to reality. I passed him a genuine smile and got down the car to enter my office.
Later in the day, I was working on a presentation for the business meeting in the evening when Shona called me. I instantly picked up the call and she asked me to come home early as she would he preparing my favourites for dinner. I assured her that I’d be there by the correct time and after a few general talks, I disconnected the call and got back to my work.
In the evening, I attended the business meeting and it turned out to be a huge success for our company. I dined with my colleagues and partners and returned home pretty late. As I stepped inside I found the hall elegantly decorated with candles and the aroma of food spread around everywhere. I suddenly remembered about Shona’s request and blamed myself for indulging so much into work that I forgot about a single request of hers.
I climbed upstairs to our room and found Shona sitting on the bed with a dull face. I placed my hand on her shoulder, but she jerked off my hand. “Shona, listen to me. I can explain it all”, I said. “I don’t need any”, she replied as a drop of tear rolled down her cheeks. She wiped it away and quickly laid down on the bed.
I laid down beside her after a while changing my formal outfit. I slept facing her, but she turned away to the other side and switched off the lights. I stared at the ceiling and regretted my actions. It had been around an year since we got married, but we hadn’t had enough time to spend with each other. Shona never complained about it, but I know she felt bad at times. When asked her about it, she would always deny and reply saying that she had such a wonderful family to spend time with so it didn’t really matter, but I knew it did yet, couldn’t do anything. Whenever we had the time to spend with each other we were always interrupted either because of my work or because of the other family members. I regretted for not providing her the happiness which she deserved and which her parents expected me to provide her with. I looked at her and found her silently weeping to herself. I didn’t disturb her. I knew I was at fault, but I wanted to give her some time to feel better. I let her cry and feel relieved of each of my action which hurt her. I turned to the other side and decided to surprise her to rectify my mistake.
The next morning, I found the place next to me empty. I panicked and searched for Shona all around the house to find her in the kitchen. I slowly went and hugged her from behind. She shivered a little as my hands touched her bare waist because of the saree tugged at the corner of her waist. She looked up and tried to free herself from my grip. “Shona, I’m sorry”, I said. “Actually we had a business meeting yesterday and I completely forgot to tell you when you called me”, I added, but she pushed me away. “I told I don’t want any explanations from your side”, she replied and walked away to the other side to complete her work. I went back to our room with a dull face and locked the door behind.
In the evening, I called out for Shona who had spent her entire day in the hall to ignore me. She ignored me for a while, but after a while getting annoyed she climbed upstairs and angrily came to our room. She stepped inside and found it completely dark. “Sanskaar, where are you? Why is the room so dark?”, she asked as I slowly switched on the lights making her gasp in awe. She looked around the room to have a look at the decorations as I threw a bunch of rose petals on her. She twirled around and after a while looked at me. She ran upto me and quickly hugged me as to never let me go. I smiled and hugged her back. We pulled back after a while and I asked, “Did you like this?” “I loved it, Mr. Maheshwari”, she replied and had a quick look over the room again.
“I’m sorry Shona..”, I started, but Shona interrupted me by placing her forefinger on my lips. “It’s okay. I would love it if you annoy me everyday and surprise me like this”, she replied making me smile. “I love you”, I confessed again. She smiled and blushed a little. I held her hand and took her to the balcony where the dinner was arranged. I pulled out the chair for her and she sat down. I walked over to her opposite and settled on the chair. I served the food to the two of us while she squealed questioning, “Chinese? My favourite?” I smiled and nodded my head. I picked up a spoonful of rice for her while she quickly gulped it in. I smiled at her behaviour and continued feeding her. After a while she picked up a spoonful of rice for me and forwarded it towards me. I advanced towards her, but before I could eat it she gulped it in. I frowned and she let out a soft giggle which I couldn’t help, but admire. She forwarded me a spoonful of rice again and fed me. I smiled and after an hour we finished our dinner while talking and spending some pleasurable time together.
We walked inside the room as Shona hugged me tightly and said, “Thank you for this wonderful evening.” I pulled back and kissing her palm replied, “It was all my pleasure.” She smiled and said, “It’s pretty late now. We should be sleeping now.” She turned around to walk towards the cupboard, but I held her wrist and pulled her towards myself. I wrapped my arms on her bare waist making her shiver a little and the colour of her cheeks turning to a light shade of red. I moved her hair aside and kissed her neck while she tightly closed her eyes and smiled to herself. I turned her around and pulled her closer to me. She had turned a darker shade of red by now, but didn’t try to step back and instead she wrapped her hands around my neck. I smiled and advanced towards her. Our lips met with each other after what seemed like ages and we couldn’t help, but blush all to ourselves. I lightly bit her lip making her moan and finding my entrance to her mouth. Everything seemed like heaven and how I wished time to stop just at this moment. We pulled back after sometime as she tightly hugged me blushing hard. I smiled and hugged her back trailing my hands down her back. She quickly pulled back, but before she could move away I snuggled up to her neck and breathed there letting her feel the warmth. “Sanskaar”, she moaned and I pulled back. I lifted her up and motioned towards our bed to take our relation to give it a new meaning.
Hello, everyone! Thank you so much for all your comments and support on my previous one shot. I coundn’t possibly thank you all for the provided love.
Well, I had been thinking of writing this One Shot for a long while, but this actually is an adapt of the Swasan One Shot called “Blessing”. I decided not to upload this, but when I talked to the author (Ashu di) over the weekend she told me to upload it and I could just be providing this message. Here’s the link to her One Shot:
My other Swasan works:
SwaSan: A Contract Marriage (One Shot)
Swara: My True Love (One Shot)
Swara, you’re mine forever (One Shot)
How was this One Shot anyway? I hope you all will still support me for this One Shot. This isn’t a copy, it’s a just an adapt. Hope you all will understand. Please do drop down your thoughts below. I’d be eagerly waiting to know them. Suggestions and criticisms are always welcome, but no abusive language.