TwiNj: A Contract Marriage (One Shot)
The clock struck twelve and Kunj still didn’t return. It has been two hours he left from office. I picked up my phone and was about to call Jane, her personal assistant when the doorbell rang. I quickly ran and opened the door. I saw an exhausted Kunj standing at the doorstep. I widely opened the door letting him in. “Why are you so late?”, I asked. He threw his coat and relaxed himself on the sofa ignoring my question. I walked towards him and asked, “You left the office at 10 right? Why are you so late?” Kunj gave a fed up look and closed his eyes. “What’s wrong with you?”, I asked shaking him while he stood up. He was about to walk away when I held his hand and asked, “Can you for God’s sake answer my questions?” He jerked my hand away and said, “Can you for God’s sake stop acting like a typical wife.” “What do you mean? I’m your wife”, I replied. “Ms. Twinkle Taneja, I guess you forgot. Our marriage was a contract marriage”, he said. I stood there shocked as I never expected this topic to come back again while he continued, “We married only because you wanted to fulfill your mom’s last wish and now that she’s not here with us anymore we can end this contract marriage of ours.” “But, we promised to stay with each other always”, I said in a choked voice. “Stop your nonsense. I don’t believe in all this”, he replied. “What about the media?”, I asked trying my best to save the marriage. “Oh come on. Don’t tell me you can’t handle those bl**dy reporters”, he replied and climbed up the stairs. I followed him into our so-called room and took the pillow and blanket from the bed. “What are you doing?”, he asked. “We aren’t husband-and-wife so, we can’t share a bed. Good night!”, I said and walked away to the guest room slamming the door.
She slammed the door on my face and went away. I know I was very rude to her but, there’s nothing else I can do. She has to hate me so, that we can end this unwanted marriage soon. I know she doesn’t love me and she only wants to save the marriage for our reputation but, I can’t let her spoil her own life. I accept I love her but, I can’t be so selfish.
I went to the guest room following her and found the door locked. I knocked on the door saying, “Twinkle, open the door. Did you’ve dinner?” She didn’t reply anything. “Damn it. Answer my question. Did you’ve your dinner?”, I said. “Yes. If you want, you can go have it”, she lied shouting. I walked back to our room and fell down on the bed. I thought about all the moments we spend together as a broad smile crept over my face. I felt asleep soon thinking about our moments.
I woke up the next morning and found a cup of tea on the bed side table. I sat up on my bed and took the cup of coffee. I found a note lying beside it. I picked it up and read the note. It said: “Good morning! I’m leaving early today. I might be late at night so, don’t wait for me.” I found it strange as Twinkle doesn’t usually leave early morning to the hospital even though she’s a well-known gynaecologist by profession. After some time, I shooed away my thoughts and went to freshen up gulping in my coffee and later rushed to office.
I came back home pretty late though earlier than what I usually return. It was almost 11 at that time. I found the hall completely empty which was something very unusual. I rushed upstairs and checked our room. It was in the same state as it was in the morning when I had left. I checked the guest room and found Twinkle laying down on the bed. I walked inside and said, “Twinkle?” She turned around facing the other side and said, “Go, have your dinner.” “You had it?”, I asked. She nodded her head in a yes but, I knew she was lying. I went downstairs and brought the dinner for both us. “Twinkle, get up and have your dinner”, I said. “I had my dinner. Yo..You have it”, she replied. I turned her around and pulled her towards me making her sit. “What is your problem?”, she asked me. I fed her and said, “The problem is that you’re lying to me and the biggest one is that you don’t understand anything.” She laid down while I walked out of the room covering her with the blanket and switching off the lights.
I woke up early as I was doing since the past three-four days. I wanted to stay in the hospital all day long. I was trying to get used to of not staying in that house. Everyday I woke up early and returned as late as possible and ran away to the guest room as soon as I reached home. After two days, I started locking myself in the room for the night as I had to get used to staying away from Kunj.
This continued for around a week. I wanted to stay away from Kunj or else, I would again lose my heart and fall weak. The next Friday I returned home at around 9:30 and to my surprise I found Kunj at home waiting for me in the hall. I looked at him shockingly while he walked towards me. I came back to my senses and tried running upstairs but, it was too late. He held my wrist and pulled me back. I closed my eyes because I didn’t want to get lost in those dark brown eyes of his. I sensed him moving towards me and I walked back. I was walking back unless I got stuck by the wall. “Leave me”, I blurted out. He let out a faint laugh and asked, “Do you think I held your hand to leave you?” “You will leave me”, I replied. He rubbed his right cheek against my left cheek and whispered, “Never.” He was making me lose my senses. I tried to move away but he tightened his grip by holding me by my waist and pulling me towards himself. “Can’t we continue this marriage?”, he asked. I was so lost in his touch that I was least bothered to answer his question. He kissed my eyes as I opened them and saw him staring at me. I was lost in those dark brown eyes of his. It was for the first time that we both were so close to each other. “You didn’t answer me”, he said. I arched my eyebrows asking what. “Can’t we continue this marriage?”, he asked. I looked down thinking what to reply. He placed his forefinger on my chin and made me look at him. “No”, I said and tried moving away. He pulled me closer and before I could say anything he kissed me. I remained shocked for sometime but, later gave in. We kissed each other passionately and pulled back around 10 minutes later. I looked away in shyness as I could sense my cheeks turning completely crimson. Kunj smiled and sat down on his knees. I looked at him while he took out a ring from his pocket and pulled my left hand. He made me wear the ring and said, “I love you!” I smiled as my face turned completely red this time. “I love you too”, I replied. He stood up smiling and picked me up in his arms. He climbed up the stairs and entering our room gently placed me on the bed. He kissed my forehead and switching off the lights we took our relation to another level.
Hey all! I wrote an OS after a pretty long time. I was too bored of writing the same stories of my fan fictions everytime so, just thought of trying this story that came in my mind. I hope I didn’t bore you all with this as I guess it was a bit long and also, wasn’t that good.
Anyways, I don’t know how many of you actually read my previous fan fiction “I Love You” – A Twinj journey and my current one – Is everything really so perfect as it seems to be? If you do, then continue reading and supporting me.
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