The lake romance !!
“Oh, my god !! It sprayed on us.” Naira got up and shouted.
“Quick.” He caught her hand and walked her fast to the right side of the forest.
“Where are we going ?!!” She asked still shouting a little in panic.
“To get the disgusting smell off our bodies.” He muttered.
They were now walking into a clearing area where the grass was lighter and the ground was a little wet. There was a huge tree she could make out in the darkness with the help of the moonlight.
She got surprised a lot when the area cleared out completely into a large lake. The moving water was shinning in the darkness in the moonlight. The air was breezy and cool and amazing. He let go off her hand and moved closer to the bank of the lake. Her eyes widened when he didn’t look back but removed his T-shirt off his head slowly. Her cheeks heated up.
“What are you doing ?!!” She asked in a surprised embarrassed voice.
He turned and looked back at her while being completely shirtless and very much toned with the jeans hung low over his hips.
“Getting into the water what else.” He replied looking at her flatly.
She stood rooted to the wet earth in complete freeze out. She blinked twice not to stare at his abs. When she did not move he looked back again at her with an eyebrow raise.
“You coming ?!!” He asked her softly.
Naira moved her head in a vigorous negative.
“No. It looks cold.” She murmured.
He shrugged and moved forward.
“Wuss.” He muttered under his breath.
Naira stiffened and shouted at his back.
“Hey !! I’m not a wuss.” She said in defense.
He only chuckled and splashed into the water.
She sniffed and bile rose up to her throat with the smell on her clothes and face. Oh god, it was disgusting. She was going to die holding her breath forever now. She scowled now helplessly. Fine. Whatever. How cold can the water be anyway.
She moved a step closer to the lake. She jumped when she heard something from behind her in the darkness. That made her move inside the lake. A hiss of breath left her lips feeling the water dampen her clothes. His splashing ended abruptly as he looked at her coming into the water.He swam towards her.
“So finally the wuss got the dare, huh ?!!” He asked with a smirk.
Naira ignored his words. What’s the point in reacting. He was always making fun of her even if she retorted. There wasn’t any point in arguing with him. He tilted his head to the side and smiled a little at her. He got a little closer.
“What happened, my darling wife ?!! Tired already ?!!” He asked her smugly.
She rolled her eyes. She swam a little away. The water was cool and nice. It was flowing against her legs soothingly. They were aching too much because of all the walk she had done since the morning.
“There is no point in arguing with you. You always want to win.” She grumbled sulkily.
He chuckled and it vibrated in the silence quite deliciously. Now he was in a teasing mood. Great.
“What if I want to win. You have to fight back equally. I like you all fiery and sparked up. It makes your eyes go beautifully big and round.” He drawled huskily while looking deep into her eyes.
“So, everything should be according to you then ?!! What if I don’t want to fight with you ?!!” She asked him belligerently.
He grinned wide and his cool minty breath hit her forehead.
“You already are doing it, babe.” He said in a mocking voice.
Naira’s cheeks heated up. She glared daggers at him. Oh, he was intelligent, wasn’t he.
He moved back splashing around. Though the smile on his face was now warm and affectionate.
“Don’t worry. I like you however you are. Fighting or glaring in silence.” He chuckled looking at her red face.
” You are cute in everything and its entertaining.” He concluded softly.
Now she fumed.
“So, I’m just an entertainment then ?!!” She asked stiffly.
He shook his head as if she was impossible. His brown eyes caught her fleeting ones and held them captured in his hypnotic gaze. He smiled.
“No, You just make my boring day a little bright.” He said serenely serious.
Her heart skipped a beat.
“Really ?!!” She blurted out untrustingly.
He got closer and his body glistened. He was a combination of cool yet a hot head but a silent and polished one. He was too through of his moves and every step. Nothing was out of his control. Mostly he was mysterious. He kept his life to himself and never bothered caring to tell her or anyone for that matter.
The distance he put between them it was very calculative. Makes her go all jittery and nervous. Because he knew that they were not for a life time and he wasn’t keeping bets on it or either was any sad. He looked completely normal which rubbed off her wrong. How can he be so cool about their arrangement. Here she was anxious every day of the time that passed quickly and also of the time that was nearing. She didn’t feel good thinking about the future which wouldn’t have him in it. She felt the danger of getting too attached to him. The end result would be her getting hurt.
Nothing better could come out of this arrangement. He would go away unscathed and uncaring. What about her poor heart then ?!! Wouldn’t it break into pieces ?!!
Her focus on the waters shifted when his face came into her vision. He was frowning down at her and his left hand forefinger moved closer to her face and held her chin up to his narrowed speculative gaze.
“What are you thinking so seriously ?!!” He asked gruffly.
Naira blinked back and focused her mind on the touch of his cool finger on her heated skin. She shook her head.
“Nothing.” She replied evasively.
His eyes lost the narrowed look at that and lazy assessment came into his stare. He seems to be thinking something. She was very interested into knowing his thoughts but he stuttered down the look as he caught her staring deep into his eyes. Wow, he was good at this. He can shut out anyone. That was a talent. Shielding the emotions and all. She wondered since how long he was doing this because he seemed so thorough in it.
“Whatever you are thinking, I wonder if I could ever know but I don’t like that you are hiding something from me.” He said quietly while looking down at her lips.
”I don’t like to keep wondering and you make me do that often. Usually it’s the other way around.” He said the last one smiling ruefully.
Naira blinked rapidly three times to get around her mind about his evasive words. He moved closer and she gasped when his arm got around her waist and he pushed her on his chest.
“I don’t like you making me think a lot.” He whispered softly.
“I don’t know what to say.” She mumbled lamely.
He smiled a little and his hand flexed under her t-shirt and on her waist.
“Are you afraid of me ?!!” He asked her sharply.
“No.” She answered immediately in a snap.
His eyes brows raised bemused. Naira squirmed and tried to move out of his hands but he tightened his fingers painfully on her waist.
“There is no point in hiding something from me. I will find out everything soon enough.” Karthik warned her softly shaking her delicate body a little.
He was close enough to feel her racing heart beat. Beautiful as she was her mind though was equally shuttered and closed off from him. He didn’t like it one bit. His mind growled possessively. Her every thought should come to him first before passing into her mind into action. He didn’t trust her.
She would run away at the first glimpse of liberty. What about him then ?!! What would he do without her. He was completely habituated to her pertinent presence in his life. Her soft hesitant enquiring questions and huge brown gorgeous eyes and smile. Her bringing in tea into his study at random times. Her distracting him out of the deep work with her moving around him talking continuously and pointlessly about things that, finally he had to let go of the files and see her smiling at him while she dusted his library . How could he make do of her absence when she leaves as the time comes.
He slid his finger on her plump red lower lip.
“Why do I feel that you always are a little uncomfortable with me ?!!” He murmured huskily.
She was all soft, curvy and warm in the cold water. She blinked twice before replying. Water droplets trickled her eyelashes and moved down her heated cheeks. Her skin glistened porcelain. He stared incessantly at her damp inviting neck.
“Why do you always shutter me out ?!!” She asked him annoyed sweet voice.
He stiffened immediately. His brows furrowed.
“Why do you think like that ?!!” He asked her in a drawl.
“You always do. I don’t know what you are thinking most of the time.” She mumbled sulkily.
“I can ask the same. Do you want to share your thoughts with me ?!!” He enquired instead.
She immediately blushed and her cheeks and neck flushed up. Well, well, well, now he really want to know her thoughts. What could she be thinking that it made her blush so profusely.
“No.” She hisses instantly.
“Well, you got your answer then.” He said flatly.
He heard her mutter continuously something under her breath. The smile warming his face never left his lips.
He was going to keep her forever. Whatever it takes. He was going to risk it. Everything of his. Until she accepted the fact that she was captured forever. He didn’t still know what he felt but he was afraid of the intensity and helplessness of these new feelings and he hopped she had the same for him !!
Precap : Jealousy !!
So this Chapter has both Naira and Karthik thinking about what would happen when one of them leaves the other. Their fears and insecurities are present in this Chapter.
So I know that being the 50th Chapter, there was nothing special in this Chapter but then I wanted to stick to the story and didn’t want to drag it unnecessarily.
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