The bed time story !!
Karthik let go off her finally, when the coffee was made and Naira sagged back in relief. He lifted one cup and grabbed her elbow. He made her sit on the dinning chair and sat opposite to her in another chair. He stared back at her while sipping on the coffee.
“Drink, it will help you.” He said. Naira took the cup and sipped on it.
“Now tell me, why can’t you sleep ?!!” He asked her in a flat tone. His eyes roamed all over her face and down at her body while Naira avoided his warm lazy eyes on her.
“I just can’t.” She said evasively, looking down.
He leaned towards her. His face was only mere inches from hers. She felt his breath hit her lips.
“Why can’t you sleep, babe ?!!.” He asked her in a low voice.
Naira stared. Her heart thudded in her chest when he called her babe. She gulped and looked away.
“I just can’t.” She mumbled again.
He got out of the chair, turned around and kept walking. Naira hurriedly put the empty cup down and ran after him.
“Hey !! Where are you going ?!!” She hung by his arm. He looked at her side ways.
“To sleep. Obviously.” He said in a very sleepy tone now.
“But I can’t sleep.” She groaned in a sulk, still walking beside him.
“Like I said, I don’t really care.” He said.
Naira scowled and kept quite. He reached his room and she followed him in. He moved towards the bed and laid on his back. Naira sagged down too.
“When I go to sleep whenever that is, I read a book, a story, so will you tell me a story ?!!” She asked putting her head over her hand on the pillow. He sighed quite heavily.
“You’re not going to leave me alone until you fall asleep, are you ?!!” He asked her.
Naira smiled impishly.
“You know me so well.” She said happily.
He glared at her for more than a second.
“Once upon a time.” Karthik started, and Naira smiled even more wide and closed her eyes settling more in the bed.
He took a deep breath.
“Once upon a time there was a prince…” He started with the story. Naira closed her eyes and kept listening.
“And there was a princess, the princess talked a lot continuously without a break, which annoyed and irritated the prince too much. One night the prince took a very fluffy pillow and smothered the princess in her sleep, and finally after her death, the prince lived happily ever after as the castle filled with only silent peace around.” He concluded in a slow lazy tone of a narrator.
Naira’s eyes went wide and her mouth hung open.
“That’s the most horrifying and sadistic story I have ever heard in my entire life.” She bit out. He gave her a glance.
“That’s a very nice story.” He said in husky voice and pulled her body into his arms.
“Now go to sleep.” He mumbled into her hair.
Naira kept her head on his chest and sagged back. She closed her eyes finally and tried to find sleep. His right arm pushed her body more into his firm chest. His warmth spread into hers circling her mind a safe and secure pull.
The night had been breezy and his arms were warm.
Naira’s mind went blank and washed away every strain, sadness, and pain of the nights, she had lived.
Also for the first time in so many years, she finally was falling asleep with a smile on her face and was not crying herself to sleep.
Precap : Good morning !!
Another update today. Hope you liked it. Will post next Chapter tonight !!
Three more Chapters to go and then Mr. Singhania’s truth will be out infront of Karthik. So atleast one misunderstanding would be cleared in the upcoming Chapters very soon !!
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