Tit for Tat !!
As they walked out, Naira wondered, How did Karthik manage to charm her intelligent mother, it was a wonder.
He wasn’t like anything that she thought. He wasn’t like her father, she finally understood that. If her father and he had a cut throat rivalry, and when he mistrusted her too, then in a vengeful spirit he could have done anything to her while she was with him but he didn’t and maintained a distance. He might have stolen a kiss or two but he never forced her.
Karthik finally took Naira’s hand in his and led her to the car. She did not anymore belong of this lonely painful house. She was now the wife of a stranger, but he wasn’t that anymore. He was her husband. She knew nothing about him, except that, he cooked well, he loved his kitchen, he stayed ever silent, he didn’t like her blubbering, and he liked to glower and get angry at her for no reason at all.
At one point she was frightened that he wouldn’t come for her. He was beside her now, wasn’t he and she was glad that he cared.
Karthik stared down, and glowered at her silence. He walked up to the car and moved back, but her hand still stayed locks with his, he looked down into her face and caught her enquiring eyes. She did not let go still as he tried to free his hand entwined with both of their fingers.
Pleasure shot through his veins at her reluctance to let him go. He hid the the little spark of happiness. She looked like a lost and frightened kitten in her own house. That did not set well in his gut. He opened the car door for her.
“You get in. I forgot my phone on your bed.” Karthik lied and pushed gently on the small of her back.
She stared into his eyes suspiciously, but nodded her head tiredly and got in. He slid his eyes back to the finger print marks on her cheek. He turned around and he rubbed the back of his neck as he walked inside the house.
His right hand fisted up as he walked faster inside the hall. His feet took him to the study. He flung open the door.
The old man was sitting on the study chair, with glasses on, he was reading a document from the file. When he looked up at the door, his eyes immediately turned smug as he smiled across at Karthik’s thunderous face.
“Well, well, if it isn’t my son-in-law ?!!” Mr. Singhania taunted him.
Karthik didn’t wait to respond and strided fast. He grabbed the old man’s collar and pulled in a straight out punch to his face.
“How dare you hit her ?!!”Karthik roared.
Mr. Singhania groaned hard and fell to the floor immediately. Karthik slid down and grabbed his collar again.
“That should be a reminder for the future. Hit her or her mother again and I’ll tear you apart limb to limb.” Karthik warned the disgusting old man in a cut edge voice, for consequences if such a thing happens again.
Karthik moved back ending the sentence in a threatening and turned around to leave.
He drew closer to the car. Saw her figure huddled in the seat with eyes closed. His mind harangued as he opened the car door and settled on the driver’s seat. Naira jumped up suddenly in a surprise, but she sagged back relieved looking at his face.
“What took you so long ?!!” She scowled suddenly.
Something red appeared and she looked down at his hand.
“What happened ?!!” She peered and tried to touch the blood on his knuckles, but he flinched away and slid his hand inside his coat.
“Nothing.” He grunted.
He switched on the AC, and Naira’s eyebrows drew up, and she switched it off. His eyes snapped back to hers.
“You don’t like cold air.” She countered in a thought.
He just ignored her and started the car in silence. Naira frowned suddenly at his lack of angry words and an intimate glare of his on her. The drive was of a strained silence.
“Where do you want to go ?!!” He asked her suddenly.
Her heart thudded at his bland nature of enquiring. There was something else in his tone. Like he was asking her to be sure of her answer. This was it, right ?!! This was where she could run fast or stay put, but her will determined.
“To your house.”She said hesitantly.
He stopped suddenly. His eyes snapped back to hers in a heated stare.
“This is not a joke. One no and Swayam would drop you to the place of your choice. You’re free to leave. He is right back behind us in another car.” He said fiercely.
Naira looked back at a black tinted car behind them. She glanced back into his shuttered eyes. How can he just slid away their marriage carelessly like it was nothing ?!! He had no remorse at all.
Let her go and that’s it. That’s what it is right ?!! That’s how he does the business, Marry her, abduct her and then throw her away when time cames. Her head hurt at his unfeeling attitude.
“To your house then.” She decided tilting her chin in determination, and turned her head to the front gulping down the rising pain.
Idiotic, arrogant, rude, jerk, her mind started on the curses. She heard a deep suffering sigh.
“Fine, suit yourself.” He muttered.
She fell silent and switched on the radio hastily.
He started cursing again in heavy displeasure when all her favorite songs played again and she started singing along, but something changed in his tone, it wasn’t there the vexation.
His lips quirked up in the corners in a light smile. She saw it before he averted his face.
Precap : The chocolate walli apology !!
So she won’t let go off him. Well, its the start of their realisation of love that they have for each other. Put on your seat belt peeps, the ride ahead would be bumpy for sure.
Also next part would have some sweet moments and coversation between kaira. So stay tuned !!
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