Sanskars’s question caught me off guard. He laughed at the look on my face, then pulled a chair out for me.
I sat down, then he took a seat next to me.
“Are you going to answer the question or not?” He prodded, an amused smile on his face.
“Blue. My favorite color is blue.” I said.
“It looks good on you.” He said, and I blushed.
“Thanks, what’s your favorite color?” I asked, trying to direct the conversation to him.
“Brown.” Brown? “It’s a soft color, warm and inviting. What’s you favorite animal?”
“Lion I guess. They are interesting animals… yours?”
“I don’t really know, it varies.”
“What’s your favorite holiday?” I asked, picking up on the game.
“Diwali, because there’s lots of food,” He rubbed his stomach, and I laughed, “Well what about you?”
“Um………holi, if that counts.”
“Sure, why not? Play with water colours……drink bhang…….”
“Ha ha, very funny. No, that’s not why. I like the sensation, everyone seems happy. The excitement in the air, you know?”
“Yeah, I know. What’s your favorite food?”
“Anything homemade……or atleast Indian.and rasmalai ……You?”
“Anything really, but not spicy. Spices yes, spicy no.and ya sweets ……..”
“I hate spicy too.” I said scrunching up my nose. “What’s your favorite beverage?”
“Um… any juice…..and…um….cold coffee…. You?”
“Orange juice or lemonade. Anything citrus really.” I said, remembering the smell of fresh lemonade. My eyes closed and I took a deep breath.
“Do you like to read?” I opened my eyes, drawn away from the imagination in my mind, to see Sanskar smirking at me. I felt the heat rising in my cheeks, and I looked down at my lap.
“I love to read. I’ll read anything I can get my hands on. …but I like to draw more.” I said, my voice just above a whisper.
Thank goodness Sanskar didn’t ask for an explanation. “What’s your favorite ice cream?”
I smiled, and answered “Chocolate chip, absolutely.”
“I’ll have to agree with that.”
Credit to: Pearl