The Jealousy !!
Naira fumed in silence while being jostled about in a car.
Well, they had finally found the way out of the forest, Eventually, After toiling around all afternoon. When his phone got network, Karthik had called Swayam to the main road to pick them up.
While swayam drove the car, Karthik sat in the front seat, not even glancing back at her, not even to see if she was there or had vaporized into thin air. He seem to not care at all. It stung her pride and hurt a little.
Whatever anyway. She was tired. Hungry. Dirty. Sleepy and in need of a long bath. Her feet were killing and sour. It felt like she was hung over or something. All of her muscles ached and she wondered if there was any place in her body that doesn’t hurt now. Her eyes filled up. She craned her neck side to side and willed her mind. Now was not the time to cry. She can go through a lot more than this.
For hours the car drove and when the dusk set in the forest cleared off to some little houses here and there.Her eyes rounded looking at a clothes store at the far end street.
“Holy crap !! There is a store !!” She shouted and almost dived out of the running car.
She heard a loud grunt and curse from her dear husband.
“At least wait for the car to stop !!” Karthik shouted after her.
She ignored him with a huff and almost tripped over the steps.
“Careful, Babe !!” This time the sharpness in his voice and command in his tone did not fail to fall flat at her ears.
Whatever. She didn’t look back but flew towards the clothes aisle immediately.
Karthik stood there sighing at the counter. A man slid beside looking at the clothes. He gave Karthik a once over.
“Girlfriend ?!!” The man asked.
“Wife.” Karthik sighed and muttered.
”I’m so sorry for you, man.” The man concluded regretfully and went. Karthik just stared at naira who was rummaging through the clothes now.
Naira was all lost in the world of refinery when suddenly her eyes caught a pair of doe eyed stare. She frowned and stiffened to the floor. She looked at the man responsible for such looks all around. Karthik stood there getting all the attention of the women around.
Naira fumed, burned and blistered as she kept staring at a woman who was smiling slyly across her husband. The idiot wasn’t even aware that he was being hit on. Her upper lip curled in a sneer.
The idiot husband of hers.
Great. He was always a walking talking chick magnet. Today, it’s done. She needed to lock him up in a room. That way nobody is going to give him the sly eyes and inviting smiles.
Naira slid her glance back at the woman. She wasn’t even seeing the dresses. It was an act to look at him closely.
Karthik was smiling down at his mobile again. Ugh, he was doing that since an hour. What the heck was in that ?!! Was he chatting with someone ?!! With who ?!! He wouldn’t even smile at a cute bunny, now he was showing his perfect teeth for everyone to see ?!!
She marched to his side and nudged him hard in the ribs with her left elbow.
“What the heck are you smiling about ?!!” She gritted.
He bent forward and gave a howl of a pain. She snorted. He turned his scrunched up face to the side.
“What was that for ?!!” Karthik said through clenched teeth of pain.
“I said what the heck are you smiling about ?!!” Naira asked again in a cold voice.
His scrunched up face turned red and his eyes widened looking at her angry features.
“What ?!!” Karthik asked bewildered.
Naira shook her head, rolled her eyes and straightened.
“Ugh !! just great, I got married to a dumb guy.” She groaned irritated at his confusion.
He straightened and rubbed the place where it hurt still. He glared across at her completely pissed off now. Naira tuned him out with an eye roll and turned around.
“Hey !! You !!” Naira snarled at the woman.
The woman, tall, fair, thin wearing a short pink sleeveless dress paled at her shout. Her eyes caught Naira’s blistering glare. The women pointed her finger to herself.
“Me ?!!” She asked stuttering.
Naira fumed and put her hands over her hips.
“Yeah, you.” Naira said disgusted.
”What are you looking at ?!!” Naira gritted out.
The woman just kept staring at her nervously and she again looked over Naira’s shoulder. Naira’s face cleared and tautened. Naira turned her head to the side and saw Karthik popping his head to the side to look interestingly at the woman.
Really now ?!! He wouldn’t look at his wife to observe and here he was looking at this woman. Naira pushed her hand to the side and hit his shoulder.
“Get behind me.” She ordered Karthik, but before he could reply, Naira turned her head around and moved forward towards the woman. The woman looked deadly frightened now.
“And you, were you looking at my husband, huh ?!!” Naira asked in a hard voice.
“No, I wasn’t.” The woman hastily replied.
“Don’t lie, I saw you giving him the eye. Don’t you have an ounce of shame to hit on a married guy.” Naira whispered threateningly down at the now almost crying woman.
”You know what I’ll do, if you look at my husband again ?!! huh ?!! I’m gonna gauge your eyes out and…” Naira started to say again, but very rudely her body was lifted up in the air as if she was a rag doll and was plunked to the side harshly.
“Haha, now now Babe, that’s enough.” Karthik’s steely voice so light travelled into her ears warningly.
Her chest was moving up and down in too much anger. Her breathing got escalated. She looked around to see the people in the shop were watching the two of them with rounded eyes.
Karthik looked around too embarrassed to the core. He smiled and laughed good naturedly. His left hand went down and he rubbed her head vigorously.
“Stop it.” Naira tried to push at his hand which was spoiling her straight hair.
“She is just crazy. I was taking her to check with the psychiatrist tonight. Seems like I have to move up the appointment right away.” Karthik muttered in explanation still to the displeased looking customers.
They nodded their heads sadly looking at her in understanding and moved about their way minding themselves again. Naira could not just believe what he said.
“Psychiatrist ?!!” Naira started to say but Karthik closed her mouth tight with his right hand.
“Enough of this. Shut up and keep walking.” He glared down at her, as his other hand caught her moving head firmly.
Karthik plucked a few dresses from off the hangers and threw those over her head moving away his hand over her mouth finally. Naira breathed in relief and took the dresses off her head and observed those while walking.
What the hell !!
“These are XL. Why do you think I’m extra size always. Do I look that fat to you ?!!” Naira started screaming again.
While Karthik just shook his head from side to side.
Precap : Delhi !!
So how was Naira getting all jealous and possesive about Karthik ?!! Hope you all liked it. They would be in Delhi in the next Chapter.
So more romance, twists and surprises coming your way, so stay tuned. The story will be moving forward and I can almost see its end.
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