Punctured and Locked !!
Ten minutes later Naira came out wearing a peach colored tank top and jeans along with sneakers. Her typical sassy look.
He drew closer to her sighing. Naira dared him with her eyes to comment about it, but he shook his head and smiled.
“Good ?!!” She asked sweetly.
Now he would have no more teasing words about her body. She had dressed up head to toe completely. Thank god, his gaze wouldn’t become heated now. She couldn’t handle him being all intimate.
He smiled at her jeeringly. Knowing well that she did it on purpose.
“Gorgeous.” He muttered.
She forced down a giggle and got around the car. They settled in silence in the car but it didn’t last long before an argument started again. The usual topic being the air condition. He glared at her sideways and she stared back flatly.
“It’s freezing in here.” He growled low.
Naira’s lips pursed and her nose wrinkled.
“It’s not freezing. Like I said, I don’t want to be dried up in the heat.” She replied dryly and switched on the air condition.
He smiled a little at the corner of the lips.
“I better throw you out in the cold then. It’s a good place for you.” He mumbled under his breath so low that she could barely hear him.
“What ?!! I can’t hear you speak if you mumble like that.” She asked frowning and exasperated straining to hear god knows what he was muttering under his breath.
“By the way who is there at home ?!!” She asked him in a low tone.
His eyes snapped sideways to hers. His expression somber and a wry smile lifted up his lips and he turned back to driving.
“No one.” Karthik answered her in a monosyllable.
He didn’t look sad nor he looked angry. He only was coldly detached. As if it did not matter at all, but Naira knew the deep loneliness she could see in his dark brown eyes.
She felt him communicate his thoughts to her as her palm went to his hand on the gear clutch. Her eyes stung and burned. He tensed up beside her. Full body of his locked in a strain. After a second of her fingers lightly put on his hand, he relaxed completely.
Just when she was about to ask him further, a loud thud and a vibration so hard jerked her body harshly to the other side of the car. Her ears started to ring with the heavy impact. Her eyes wide and slid across to his. He was too pulled away to the other side.
“Shit.” Came a heavy curse from Karthik’s mouth.
He started the car again. It made a weak burring of a sound several times when he tried to twist the key to start into the lock. Her breath started shortening when the car gave it’s last cry and lay dead to the ground.
He grunted and his expression was furious. Immense cold started permeating inside the car. It was becoming colder than she could handle. White puffs of precipitated air circulated the car as she strained hard to take in deep breaths.
“The front right tire is punctured and the car wont start.” Karthik declared.
“How did this happen ?!!” She asked suddenly in despair.
“ How am I supposed to know ?!!” Karthik growled in anger.
“What the hell did I do ?!! Why are you angry at me ?!!” She almost shouted.
“Just shut up for a second and let me think.” He muttered back irritated as hell.
He rubbed his eyes with the heels of his left hand fingers. A sigh escaped his lips as he remained silent for a second.
Naira ignored his presence and tried to pull down the glass window by her side. The locks were jammed. She glanced across and saw him trying too. In fact he hit the glass, hard and repeatedly but nothing happened. The doors didn’t budge nor did the glass broke.
“It’s not working.” She mumbled .
Naira shivered as the cold started numbing her toes, face and body.
They both tried hard to beat at the glass windows. Naira fell back on the seat exhausted after several attempts to pull at the doors.Realization dawned on her. Nothing could be done now.
“Oh, god, We are going to die.” She whispered, in a fear filled voice.
His jaw locked looking across at her. Her heart palpitated anxiously. He ignored her panicked look and pushed his body to the backseat of the car. She pressed on the heater button and slowly the car starting warming up.
The heat wasn’t enough. The cold outside dissolved the warmth. Naira turned to face him helplessly. She saw his form recline as he lifted up his phone to catch a signal. She didn’t think twice and propelled her body to the far end side of the seat.
“Did you get something ?!!” She asked, while rubbing her hands to warm herself.
“No.” He replied calmly.
Naira completely panicked now.
“We are going to die !! We are going to die and nobody is coming to look for us. Oh, my god !! Oh, my god !!” She put her hands over her head, and started rocking to and fro looking at the leather floor of the car.
It was getting hard to breath. The feeling of being oppressed and being enclosed to death completely was making black dots to appear in her vision.
“Hey !!” He intervened.
Naira did not listen. She was feeling giddy and nauseous suddenly.
“Hey !! look at me.” He barked an order sharply.
Her head went up immediately at his imperious tone. His eyes calm and serene caught her glazed ones.
“Take deep breaths.” He ordered softly.
She was sitting opposite to him. He didn’t come closer to her, because he seem to understand her panic. There was an arms length of distance between them.
Naira closed her eyes a second to shake off the black dots. Her eyes flew open after her heart started to beat slower again.
He was staring at her now never breaking eye contact even for a second.
“We are not going to die, alright ?!!” He said slowly in a soothing voice.
She stared into his eyes and took even calm breaths.
“Alright.” She agreed, her body was shivering too much now because of the cold.
“Good. I have sent a message. We’re going to get help in an hour. So, calm down.” He continued to in that low tone.
His voice had the quality to even soothe a wild animal.
“What if we die in an hour ?!!” She asked through strained breaths.
She heard him take a haggard breath.
“Don’t be ridiculous. We are not going to die.” He muttered in a gravely snappy tone.
Naira swallowed back tears.
“I have only my mumma to come looking for me.” She mumbled in an almost a broken tone.
He muttered a curse under his breath. Closed his eyes and tried to bring the anger and irritation under his control.
While Naira glared at him through the tears.
Precap : The confessions.
So Naira being panicked and irritating the hell out of him. How was it ?!!
The next part will have both of them making some confessions to each other and a cozy night’s sleep.
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