Hello Lovilies….Brin Darling…….This is for you….
Wish you a verryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy happieee Birthday Brin Darling!!! I wish all the happiness and good health to you…may almighty god showers his blessing on you..
You asked for Arjun’s POV…But this story don’t have His pov…So in today’s chapter you can see glimps of his feelings….I hope you will like it…
That was my phone.
“Howz the cheat-meal day going?”
Arjun’s WhatsApp message interrupted my reading Sunday afternoon.
I was pleasantly surprised . in the past four months, his only reason to text me was to confirm my schedule for the next day.
Most of the trainers do this messaging to their respective clients to ask confirmation for next day schedule..But he had never reached out to me like that this before. Not Arjun..Not on Sunday Afternoon, which was my off day. Even though his massage was related to his profession but I find a casual touch in it. It was refreshing change from his routine one liner message Plz-confirm-your-session in the history of my WhatsApp chat. Instead of replying As Yes Or No..i replied
“Had Aloo ke parathey for breakfast “
The emoji reflected the smile on my face as I sent the reply..
“and what’s for lunch?” his reply came back rather quickly
Usually, we would discuss this after our workout in Monday..for some strange reason, Arjun chose to have it on Whatsapp. I was happy to write back “Mix Veg!! but including different veggies..so its not cheat-meal”
“That’s nice…” he wrote back…
I chose yet another smiley face and sent him as an acknowledgement. And then grey ticks turned blue.
I thought he would write something again in reply. I wanted him to do.
But he didn’t ..not for the couple of seconds after which his online status vanished.
That’s the thing with sending smiley face. While it fills the void when you don’t have anything to say, it also marks the end of the conversation..
I wanted to write back..something!Anything!! but I don’t know what to write. I dropped my phone on bed and resumed my reading..
I read a paragraph or two, but couldn’t focus. I was curious to check my phone again. And so I did though there was no new notification.
Arjun’s status appeared: Online…And that made me soooo happy…And I become even more happier when my phone showed he was typing again..
This simple status- typing…… felt nice to look at. There is so much hope embedded in it..i realized how much mystery there is in someone typing…..of course it depends on the person you are in convo…it sets some sort of curiosity that you would get to know it…its makes you joyful about the idea that person wants to talk to you and you are in his mind that moment…I don’t know why I thought all this when I was staring the phone.
Strangely, the next moment from typing….he went back to online..
He too would have seen me online..i realized..I think..should I write something?
Once again I saw him typing and then he again seconds later went to online…it was weird..Arjun never behaved this way erlier..i could sense that he wanted to talk, but could not figure out what to talk…
He was again typing Something!!
But this time I couldn’t hold myself back, before he could change his mind…..I quickly messaged “ Not sure about dinner yet!!”
Just then his messaged arrived “ what are you doing right now?”..he had sent the msg at the same time as me..
“Oh!! You can afford to have dessert after dinner…” he replied for my msg..
But then I hadn’t replied to his..
I wondered how to react this new way arjun reaching out to me…since when he did interested to know what I was doing at a particular point of the day?
At the same time, I thought why I was thinking so much as we always talk like this in gym..casually..though its our first time talking on Whatsapp privately..
There wasn’t anything wrong in what he had asked??? No..Not at all….
“what is about?”
“Its love story…” I replied back…even though I was actually reading mystery thriller,,,
“Okay “ he wrote back
I expected a longer response like he would asking about the book…
“Do you read?” I asked him
“Nothing beyond fitness magazine..” he answered and then “At a times newspaper…”
“Haha…Well if you are not reading books , you are missing something incredible in your life…”
“hmmm….” He wrote back
Just like smiley face, ‘hmm’ also indicate the end of the convo…but I didn’t want to end it..
“I like the book that I am reading..”
Damn it!! Ask me something about the love story…
He sent the next text “ here I am getting bored.. ”
I imagined his face..
“why so? Where are you?”
“at the gym..a client cancelled his session after I reached to the gym..Nothing to do…”
“well go home then…”
“I don’t have a family at home..its boring out there as well..besides I hv to collect supplimets from delivery boy who will come in an hour or so…”
Arjun’s family was in Delhi and he lived in a rented apartment in Bandra..he had told me long back.
I was about to type something but change my mind at last time…..” Call Sam to the gym…she is usually free on Sunday noons…”
“Of course, when you are busy enjoying reading….”
What!! Why was he being sarcastic?
“what do you mean?” I asked
“I would have enjoyed your company more than Sam’s..” he was even more direct than I was!!
This isn’t the Arjun who was training me!! Since when he did start feeling he needs me?? Is there someone else using his phone??
That he needed my company was a joyful realization..there was strange excitement in me made me even more happier..
“I’m not that busy reading….” I replied
“then come down here…” arjun wrote
“ Give Me 15 mins..”
I felt genuinely nice when I confirmed that I would meeting him…there was some kind of thrill to it that I had not experienced for many years in my life..everyday I crossed the road in front of my society to go gym but that day it felt different..like I was breaking the rules and ready to fly…
In short while I was with Arjun..we sat at our usual – the juice counter…it was perfect place to catch up..there were few people working out in the gym..Arjun placed an order for two pineapple shake…my mind was occupied with various thoughts..why he suddenly want to be close to me?
“cheers!!” he said raising the glass.
We smiled at each other and started devouring the taste of our shake..its my favorite…he ordered it without asking me…it felt nice that some one knew my likes and cared about it…I recalled how Saral always wanted me to do what he liked only…Never cared about what I wants…
“so?” he said as soon as he took big sip
“so?” I raised my eyebrows
He didn’t like my look and he asked “ why are you making this face?”
“nothing..” I replied
“but still?” he insisted
So I asked “All ‘s okay with you?”
“And why do you feel that its not?”
“because till date you have never asked me to join you…” I paused for a second and added “ not when I am not in gym…”
I knew I was putting him in a spot..but I enjoyed doing that..
Arjun kept looking into my eyes…
“Did I trouble you by asking you to come here?” he enquired
“No..” I said staring back into his eyes
And then after a silence moment…..” Even I was wondering about this…”
“wondering about what, Arjun?”
“why did I call you? I have never called any of my clients ever…” he confessed innocently
I looked at his face and could sense that he had more to add..so I kept silence..
He looked away from me, somewhere into the depth of his shake and said “ I felt like…like….i needed your company…so I asked for it…”
Then he looked back at me, his eyes boring into mine..i couldn’t say a thing. My heart was beating fast. I could almost hear it..
“initially , I was hesitant about asking you…” with the innocence of a schoolboy, he had charmingly admitted to everything..
“I could sense that…” I said
“you kept writing and deleting those messages,,,I could see that and make out…”
A hesitant smile appeared on his face and then vanished in a split second..he looked like he was thinking about something..
“you must have found it awkward?”
But I didn’t want him to overthink so I said “ but I liked that you reached out to me…you have called anyone…so chill!!”
That boosted his spirts..his face relaxed
“I wouldn’t have called anyone else….” He said with confident smile..
I laughed “ why?”
“hmmmm..i don’t know…..” he shrugged his broad shoulders “ I guess I find you more interesting than others…” he chuckled
“Arjun!! Are you flirting with me?”
He shook his head..we both laughed ..Wasn’t this flirting??
“If being honest is what you call flirting then….”
“Ummm….” I pretended to think
“It takes guts for a man to be this honest..i mean..openly honest…” he added
Now this convo taking different turn..it was beautiful, refreshing and funny!!
“hmm..i will take your words on face value…” I said..
I was feeling light and happy and something inside me wanted this to never end.
His eyes were still on me..there was something deep in them..why I couldn’t I just look away?
“by the way, if you had a girlfriend, you would have impressed her with this lines…”
“I said Girlfriend, Arjun”
“But you did impressed me..a bit….”I said with smile..it was fun to tease him as he took everything seriously what I said..i watched him as he again slipped to the thinking mode
“so why don’t you have a girlfriend ?” I asked inturppting his thoughts
I knew it was quite personal question.but I knew I could afford to be this straightforward with him..
“should I have one?”
“And what makes you think like that…”
“You are a good human being..A gentleman!! Handsome!! fit and attractive!! I’m sure lot of female population in gym would be interested in you…”
The praise didn’t move him even a bit.his expression didn’t changed.
“I had one when I was in college..i’m a software engineer by qualification…” he recalled
“ohhh really..what happened then?”
“she broke up…”
“she wanted to be with someone who aspired for a 9 to 5 white collar corporate job..i was more interested in fitness as my career..for her my job was that of keeping used dumbells back in the rack..”we are not fit for each other” she said..she moved on…I moved on…”
“was it difficult to move on?”
“Yess..at start…But later I changed the perspective and it helped..”
“what way was that…”
“Oh that..well…I realized that break up isn’t the end of the world. I am not only dealing with it..billions have had a break up..trillions are yet to have it.i had a life before she moved into it..now that she is gone, all I need to do is go find that life back…”
I couldn’t help but to clap for the Arjun’s way of motivating to himself..no wonders he motivate so many clients on the gym floor.
Then I asked him “ what about now? I am sure a lot of females here in the gym would be interested in you”
“it is also important that I should be interested in them…” he said and looked at me..he didn’t appeared arrogant..he was just being honest
Referring to his collegue , he mentioned “ on weekends my friends regularly visits the high end clubs here in Band stand…in those late night parties single women shows interest in them..that’s why they wore skin fit t-shirt….” He laughed
“you don’t go with them?”
“and the idea of dancing with those pretty ladies doesn’t excite you?”
He smiled. A momentary shyness twinkled in his eyes..and he looked here and there before resuming our eye contact.
“Aaaaa…not the unknown ones..not when they were too drunk that they wont even remember my name once they are out of their hangout…”
“Hmm….I see!! So what kind of woman would intrest you?”
I caught my breath..had he just said that?
I had heard it clearly..he had just said that…there wasn’t any hesitation in Arjun when he said that..he meant it..
In a single second he stole my all thoughts from me. I didn’t know how to react. I shifted my eyes to the glass which was rather emptied by now..how do I react? When I didn’t know what to say or feels exactly at that moment? I couldn’t identify whether it was something to worry about or to feel good as compliment?
Should I bothered about it or should I get happy??this definatly can’t be both…..
Our chat had went into dangerous territory…we could both sensed that..but neither of us wanted to back out these convo…
It was getting addictive…
He didn’t point to me exctly. He said my kind…he meant like me…not me….but what should be my response now???? Think radz!!
So I looked at him and ended up stating the obvious. “I will take that as compliment…..” I smiled
Arjun nodded his head slightly. Certain despair loomed in between the lines on his forehead. I sensed he was quite.
“and if I may ask, what exactly do you like about my kind?” I said to take convo forward
He smiled bit at the glass.Next moment he looked in my eyes…with seriousness…what had gotten into him today?
“Everything about you, Radhika….”
Radhika….. he made it sound sensuous…Arjun never called me this way!!! He called me by his heart….since I insisted him to call me by my name, he called me very rarely…
“…………..I mean your kind….”he corrected himself abruptly but the damage was done already..
I secretly enjoyed his mistake and continued with my questions…
“Alight..Point taken My lord” I chuckled “ so what way you will define my type….??”
“ I may not be able to define your kind…as I have rarely come across someone like you….i can tell you what I admire in you….”
There was no way I gonna deny..i would love to know “ which is ?”
“your simplicity..there is innocence in you…which is so attractive and rare to find these days….the grace with which you carry yourself doesn’t come across as attitude….”
“that’s it?? What more?” I laughed
“hmmm….you are not pretentious. You are not insecure..you don’t throw tantrum, you don’t b*t*h about the people behind their backs…these are common traits in most of the women and also in men I would say..you are good human being at heart..and of course you are beautiful…”
That afternoon, arjun opened up to me like never before..At times, he paused to frame his words to find the right words…I looked at the black deep eyes of his; how they frequently moved when talked…. I obsereved his facial expressions. The little smile on his lips played hide and seek on his lips…how unconsciously he ran his hand from his dark locks…which was hidden under his cap usually…At times I made the convo casual to make him enabled to speak…
I wasn’t sure if he needed me..but I know it was me who needed him…he was honest in being upfront about everything..Yet, he didn’t cross the lines….Perhaps he spoke his mind and not his heart…he didn’t want to change our status…he didn’t want put any expectations…but I could read between the lines in the way he said..
I thought if wouldn’t meet in these circumstances it would have been different scenario…after all I too was human, with his own mind and with heart of my own…
So how’s it guys??
satz u asked for longer one na… i hope it was that longer..hahaha…
hows newyear celebration guys??? mine was simple….with my family…
see you in next…
link for WOS next chapter on watty which i didnt post here….https://www.wattpad.com/352575156-written-on-the-stars-chapter-20-the-proposal
Read n let me know hows it….