~~Sleepover and Pillow Fight~~
Sanskar’s pov ~~
The sun was shining bright outside. It was difficult to say that it had rained cats and dogs last night. Last nights was probably one of the best night I’d spent with Swara, but also it brought back the horrible nightmare which was haunting me since the morning.
It was terribly a long and tiring day, and the clock seemed to hate me now. I had nothing to do, but sit and wait for the day to pass.
As I sat in my room, taking out my anger, on anything and everything, my phone rang. I wasn’t in a mood to talk to anyone.
I picked up, only to be greeted by a cheerful voice.
“Hello! What’s up?” It was Swara.
“Nothing much. What’s up with you?” I asked, trying not to be rude it anything. And she sounded happy and I didn’t want to make her feel bad by telling her I wasn’t in a mood to talk.
“What’s up is that, you have to come to my place tonight. Raglak are going to be there too. It’s kind of a …sleepover. But no excuses, haan. You’ve to come.” She said.
Sleepover? Isn’t it what kids do? I smiled at the way she directly ordered me to come. She sounded like MY Swara now – feisty.
“Sleepover, huh? What’s so special tonight?” I asked.
“You’ll see. But for that, you’ve to come.”
“Okay, I’ll be there.” I said and I could picture her going a happy dance. After that, she hung up in a hurry.
It’s funny, how irritated I was a few minutes ago, and how better I was feeling right now. Sometimes, just hearing someone’s voice can make you feel better, and here I was getting a ray of hope. Actually we all were. . .
Swara may not be remembering anything, but at least she was trying to make new memories. I hadn’t seen such a strong girl in my life. She was very different from others and that’s what I loved about her.
All the memories we had, she had may have left her. But the positivity inside her, her strength, her perspective about living life…had not left her and it’ll never leave her.
Swara’s pov ~~
“I’ve a huge collection of movies. Go, help yourself there, buddy.” I said to Laksh, while he begged me to pick out some good movie to watch. Ragini was making popcorn in the kitchen, and Sanskar hadn’t arrived yet. He was late… … …
I don’t know why, but I was starting to feel nervous. What if he doesn’t come? What if he’s really upset with whatever nightmare he had? Will he be okay? I started overthinking and didn’t even realize that I was pacing around the room in a very weird manner.
“Swara, stop worrying about him, okay? He said, he’ll come, right? So he will.” Ragini said grabbing ke by shoulders. I stopped pacing around and gave her a weak smile. But that didn’t seem to convince her that I was fine, because even she knew I wasn’t fine.
“Okay, so you don’t know how happy you made him when you called him over for tonight. Trust me Swara, he’s going to be here soon.” She said, assuring me, when suddenly, the bell rang. He’s here…
“Told you.” Ragini mumbled and I walked away to open the door.
There he was, standing at the doorway, in his tracks and t-shirt along with a hoodie. How did he even manage to look so good in such simple clothes?
“You’re late. I thought you’d never show up.” I said, leaning against the door.
He smiled. “But I did.”
“I’m glad that you did. I didn’t really want to become the third wheel between Raglak.” I said. I hadn’t really told him about the actual reason behind this so-called sleepover. I just told him that my parents were out of town, which they were, and I really didn’t want to sleep alone.
“I think they are going to be the third wheel between us.” He said and winked before walking inside, leaving me dumbstruck there. I laughed and followed him in.
Raglak were now fighting and yapping each other’s ears off about which movie to watch. Ragini suggested ‘The Notebook’, and Laksh ofcourse denied.
“Do they fight like that, always?” I asked Sanskar who acted as if it was no big deal.
“All the time.” He replied. Uh oh. Raglak Raglak Raglak. . .stupid couple. . .
Ragini’s head shot up as she heard Sanskar’s voice. She got up to greet him, and Laksh didn’t bother to look up from the collection of movies in his hand. Right now, I was surrounded by two cute boys and a mad girl!
“Finally you showed up! Swara was so nervous before you came. She must’ve asked me a hundred times – Woh aa jayega na? Batao na, will he come?” Ragini said in a over dramatic tone. b***c! You weren’t supposed to say that!
I sighed and looked around the room and everywhere but Sanskar. I knew he was already looking at me, making me more and more nervous. He laughed once and asked,
“Really? Was I missed that much?” I flushed red and punched his arm playfully.
“Missed? Dude she planned this whole sleepover thing only for you. Only so that you won’t be anymore stressed out because if that whatever nightmare you had.” She said waving her hand in air. Sanskar’s eyes widened and his jaw practically dropped after hearing that. I just wanted to go and hide myself underground!
Ragini, who was obviously unaware of whatever was going on, went back to Laksh. I guess I knew this was gonna happen!
“So you did all this for me?” He asked. For no reason, my heart started thumping. I had nothing to say now.
Yes, I did it for him. But I didn’t have courage to speak up.
“Thank you.” He spoke, probably understanding my condition. The corners of his lips turned upwards, and he gave me the sweetest smile ever.
“N-no that’s fine! I mean, you were there for me when I needed you last night, so I couldn’t really let you be alone when you needed someone.” I managed to say after gaining my voice back.
He nodded and just pulled me into a hug. A really warm, cosy and friendly hug. I could hold onto him forever, but that’s just impossible.
As soon as he released me, we heard loud noises. I rolled my eyes to look at the oh-so-perfect-couple Raglak, fighting.
“You don’t want to see ‘The Notebook’ because you know, Laksh you cry like a girl!” Ragini said. Laksh, who was so confident some time ago hesitated for a moment.
“I-I dont. It’s just a really….stupid film.” He said. Ragini smirked and snatched the DVD from him. Sanskar and I sat on the sofa, waiting for the argument to end, as he put an arm around my shoulder. I smiled and snuggled up to him. We were clearly not interested in taking part in the conversation…or the argument going on. But Ragini wasn’t going to let go so easily, was she?
“Swara, you tell me which one’s better – The Notebook or this rubbish!” She said pointing at the two DVDs. One was The Notebook, and the other was Rocky 4.
Rocky 4? Seriously….no way!
“Rocky? No way! I better get Notebooked.” I said.
On that, Laksh snapped.
“How boring. What about you, bhai?” He asked, looking at Sanskar, who seemed least interested in the conversation. But now, I was kinda involved. I didn’t want to see Rocky at any cost!
Sanskar looked at Laksh, then Ragini and then at me. I don’t know what he saw but I was practically begging him with my eyes for him to say ‘The Notebook.’
He stared at me for a good five seconds and then looked back at Laksh.
“I think Rocky has become quite boring. I vote The Notebook.” He said. He looked at me at the last part and winked.
I blushed, as Laksh made a gagging sound. Ragini did a little happy dance or weird dance I should say, and put the movie on.
Two hours…two hours and none of us had moved from our seats. I was snuggled up on the couch with Sanskar, while Raglak sat in the same position on the beanbag. I could hear faint sobs from there. No doubt it was Laksh. . . He was so adorable sometimes! Well only SOMETIMES. . .
As soon as the movie got over and the screen turned black, I sighed. We sat there in silence for another five minutes. Yes, the movie was really touching. . .
Eventually, we got over it, and were back to normal – joking around and stuff. I came out of the washroom and ducked suddenly, as I saw a small cushion being thrown at my face. Thankfully, I ducked, but it hit Ragini at her face… oops! And the person who threw it was Laksh.
I laughed as Ragini looked at Laksh with a what-the-hell expression. She picked up a pillow lying nearby, and aimed it at Laksh. Sanskar was nowhere around as Raglak continued with their pillow-fight. It was fun. . .
I sat aside, enjoying every bit of the fight. Laksh was continuously attacking Ragini with a pillow while Ragini guarded herself with three little cushions.
Suddenly my eyes fell on a big fluffy pillow lying beside me. ‘Why not have some more fun?’ I thought and picked up the pillow.
I aimed it at Ragini and threw it at her, but to my bad luck she didn’t even notice. How could she? The pillow didn’t even hit her!
Yes, it didn’t. In fact, it hit somebody else; and that was none other than Sanskar. He was standing in between Ragini and I with his back facing towards me. I gasped as soon as I realized what had happened.
He turned around and I actually froze on the spot. He was walking towards me slowly as he picked up a pillow and smirked.
“Oh no. No…listen Sanskar… I didn’t mean to hit you…Sanskar…” I tried convincing him to stop, but he just walked closer.
I took a step backwards and kept walking away from him, but he was only coming close.
“Arrey! Suno na! Dekho, I’m sorry!” I said walking backward until I felt something crash against my back – a wall.
Great. I’m dead. . .
Before I could say anything else, he stopped. He stopped a few feet away from me. I sighed with relied…but how wrong was I?
He smirked, as I looked away and them suddenly threw a pillow right at my face.
What. The. Hell.
“Hawww!! You’re so dead.” I said grabbing a pillow and throwing it at him. Well, he caught it. But I wasn’t giving up. . .
“Waise. I used to play for my college cricket team and main fielding bhi main theek thak kar leta hoon.” He said.
“Oh really? Dekhte hain..” I said and threw another pillow at him. Poor Sanskar…failed to catch it and got hit on the face. I laughed harder as he almost jumped on me with a pillow.
Soon we were not only throwing pillow at each other but we’d also created a big mess in the house.
I don’t know for how long the pillow fight went on, but undoubtedly, I was having the time of my life. I felt alive and, hopeful. All was going to be okay soon or so I thought. . .
Laksh, Swasan and Raglak lovers. I hope you liked them in this episode 🙂
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Credit to: Anu