Good Morning !!
The morning light peaked out of the large glass window of the room. It fell on her face and sparkled on her eyes in a glare. Naira squinted and winced. The light rays warmed up the cold that settled around in the night. Naira just slid the covers over her face and groaned. Why was it morning already ?!!
She scratched her nose and chin in irritation. She blinked several times and her bleary eyes fell on the sudden intense sparkle on her left hand ring finger.
She looked around the room and her shoulders sagged down. She wasn’t at her home. She wasn’t in her bed, but yet she had slept like a log. She had not gotten up in the middle of the night. Well, this is was something new than usual.
Naira yawned, spread her arms wide, scratched her head and got out of the bed. She padded her way to the bathroom but took a U turn, remembering that, her bath things were in the other room. She walked into her room.
She took a warm bath and felt much better and walked out of the room wearing a long flown white skirt and red tank top.
Naira found the way to the kitchen. She froze at the entrance when she saw a dark head bent over the oven. Grey T-shirt and black khaki shorts, he was taking out something from the oven. Naira just stared and stared.
Her left eyebrow cocked up. Well, this was going to be spectacular to watch, she thought happily and moved forward.
He seemed really busy straining out the boiled pasta into the sink. Naira’s brows furrowed. He was making pasta in the morning ?!!
She looked up and gave a strange look to the guy. Yesterday she thought he was weird. Today, it was confirmed that he was a loony weird. She stood there near the counter looking over tentatively as his large hands put the strained pasta in an already cooking red colored puree. It seemed like a mix of tomato puree. She looked up at his face, but the too cool a man, ignored her completely.
How rude. At least, he could say good morning.
“Hey, what are you making ?!!” Naira asked with the intension of starting a conversation.
He slid a glance at her way. His eyebrow raised. His look said that she knew what he was making. Then why the question ?!! Naira narrowed her eyes in return.
“Why are you making pasta in the morning ?!!” She asked again.
He just shrugged in reply and remained silent. Naira gave him a flat stare. She blinked and glanced down distastefully. She was not having it.
“I don’t eat pasta for breakfast.” She informed.
“Make your own breakfast then.” Karthik muttered under his breath, and went back to removing another narrow bottomed pan.
Naira didn’t reply as she was busy observing. Karthik took out another packet from over the cabinets on the top right corner. It was filled with short white rice. He put it aside on the counter. Her eyebrows drew together. He started cutting a few onions and some other vegetables.
“Are you this silent always ?!!” She asked with an eyebrow raise.
“It depends on the company.” He muttered.
After she heard what he said, Naira’s smiling face turned into a scowling one. She thought of a comeback but she found none. She was bored now. The serene silence was getting to her. She brightened up though. She swung her feet to and fro.
“Do you want to hear a joke ?!!” She asked excitedly.
He moved closer a step. Naira squealed in her mind and drew back. He moved closer and closer until her legs hit the counter. Her eyes widened.
She looked over his shoulder and flung her arms.
“Look !! Your pasta is burning !!” She shouted and looked back into his eyes.
His strong warm hands caught her arms and Naira turned stone in fear and the tone of her voice became quiet.
“It really is burning.”She said in a low quiet tone.
He let go and she sighed relieved, but his hands caught her waist and her back snapped straight as his cool rough fingers went under her tank top. His face was really closer now. He caught hold of her body up by the waist. His hands firm, and he lifted her up on the counter and made her sit there.
“I…” she started to say, but he put his finger over her lips.
His forehead rested on hers. His skin was burning warm over hers.
“Shhh…” He mumbled on her lips.
His lips moved over the corners and grazed over her right cheek. He moved his lips over her heated skin and over her ear shell.
“If you open your mouth again, I’m going to kiss you.” He murmured softly in her ear.
Naira nodded her head. His lips slid over her cheek in a slow soft trail.
“You remember the kiss, right ?!!”He murmured hovering over her lips.
Naira didn’t utter a word after that. His fingers abruptly slid away. Naira shut her trap and drew her legs up on the counter and moved back into the wall. She grabbed a glass container of dried almonds and started munching on it. Suddenly Karthik’s phone rang in the living room and he escaped the kitchen to answer it. She bit her lower lip and her eyes twinkled in mischief suddenly.
Precap : Its Burning !!
So I want to clear one thing. Karthik is so silent because well he has lived alone for a long time. He didn’t have any family nor any friends. Thus he is very coy and reserved kind of a person. We have to wait and see how Naira makes him live his life fully and brings out the child in him !!
So in the next Chapter Naira would commit a mistake and would have to face the warth of Karthik’s anger !!
Do comment. Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh !!