The frustration and disappointment.
Naira entered into the house and sagged down on the couch of the living room.
She bent forward and clucthed her hair tight in both of her hands.
Why did she ever leave the house today ?!!
The fool that she was, ran to his house like a crazy maniac. Fought with him. Got into his car unmindfully in extreme anger and created such crap. Damn, when had she become so irresponsible.
But the way he taunted her, made fun of her, and declared that they would be sleeping together, panicked her to no end, but now she knew. God, he was only joking and she took the meaning otherwise.
Naira paced about in the hall worrying heavily.
She picked up her phone.
Dialing a number she put it over her right ear and waited for it to ring.
It started ringing and ringing, but he didn’t pick up. She felt her eyes water more.
She cut the call and dialled frantically again. It was the mansion’s land line number. He had given her three numbers. His private one, this one and the office one. Ordered her to call anytime then, but he didn’t answer at all now.
She felt tears accumulate in her eyes listening to it ring and ring.
Karthik sat on the couch leisurely, resting his back on it. The landline phone laid in front of him, rang incessantly for the third time. He knew it was Naira.
He kept staring at the phone in wariness and complete detachment.
It stopped ringing, but it started once again. The sounds of it blasted all across, hitting and reverberating back on the walls of the empty hall.
Naira dialled the number for the fourteenth time. She kept pacing the living room almost in tears now.
Karthik leaned front, his hands reached the phone, a second of hovering over the reciever, he moved aside his hands and removed the wire from the back of it. The ringing stopped abruptly.
Naira heard the ringing stop and the line going into sudden unavailabilty. She frowned and pulled the phone aside from her ear and dialled again. The line yet again connected to a dead end. She closed her eyes and sagged down on the couch in dejection.
Karthik kept staring at the phone.
His eyes stayed locked on the reciever. Several seconds passed like that.
A vision of her lone figure in the woods swarm across his eyes time and again.
The affect of it, burned up his hands and legs and he sprang up on his feet in a flash of a second.
“Shit !!” He cursed, and ran up to the front door.
He took the car keys off the wall hanger and punched in the security code.
He found Swayam walking up.
“Sir.” Swayam tried to say, but Karthik cut him off.
“Not now.” Karthik growled.
He charged down and reached his garage. He got inside the car and geared it into motion.
He needed her more now.
He moved the car fast in the night and reached the place and got out.
His eyes moved around the woods and he found not a sign of her.
A slow dread started to creep into his mind as he slid his hand in his hair and pulled at it frustatedly.
Where the hell was she ?!! He looked around.
His phone vibrated.
Karthik looked down at it.
‘She is already at the house’ Swayam’s message read.
A deep rush of relief filled his every vein.
He kept a great hold of control not to turn the car to her house. His arms flexed not to embrace her tight into the depths of his chest forever. It was a wonder how for the first time he saw her, his soul called out in a roar for possession.
Naira’s eyes flew open and she gasped out of the sleep shaking too much. She slid up on the bed.
An image of his body crunched up dead and laying in blood under the out of control speeding vehicle, when he jumped into the car trying to save her, gripped her mind.
The dream propelled her body to run out of the room. Her face controted and scrunched up in extreme pain as hot tears ran down her cheeks with the affect of the hacked up image.
She cried herself to sleep that night….
Precap : The gajar ka halwa and the wait !!
Another short update for all of you. Sorry peeps but since my mom is with me in the hospital the whole day, I have only a limited access to my cell phone. But would be writting long updates soon enough as I will get discharge tomorrow morning.
Also Naira would be going to Karthik’s office in the next Chapter. So stay tuned for lots of ladhaii- Jhagada !! Also the wedding coming up real soon.
Do comment. Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh !!