You + Me = Forever.
It had been a tiring day as my dance academy was to be set up in the next couple of weeks. I had been busy the whole day with the officials. I rarely got time to eat something. After yesterday’s anniversary celebration today was quite a dull day. I entered my room and got surprised by what I saw !!
Who writes letter these days ?!! I thought as I looked at the pink colored paper lying on my bed along with a rose. I knew who was behind this, it had to be Karthik !! He was always this kind of guy but I found it cute.
‘Hi Jaan, I know you must be disappointed that we didn’t get to talk properly yesterday, but I promise I’ll make it up to you this evening. Wondering what’s so special today ?!! I won’t tell you, it’s a surprise. So be ready by 6:30 p.m. sharp, Ill be there to pick you up. I love you.’
I turned like a red tomato as I read that letter. He had a surprise planned for me !! All the tiredness, had disappeared. Tonight is going to be something special.
6:30 and the doorbell rang. Karthik was exactly on time. I looked at myself in the mirror one last time. The pink flowy dress that Karthik had got for me, fit me perfectly. And my hair,well I couldn’t do much with that. So I just let them free.
Grabbing my phone and purse, I headed downstairs. I walked downstairs and watched him stand alone. He wore a tuxedo. I wondered what was so special. Also, a feeling of backwardness emerged inside me. He looked amazing in the tux and I looked nothing compared to him.
“You look beautiful.” He said not taking his eyes off my dress.
“Thank you !! You don’t look bad either.” I said. His compliment suddenly made me feel good about myself.
“Shall we ?!!”He asked and stretched his hand forward. I giggled stupidly, and held his hand.
“We shall.” I said as we left my house.
We walked outside, towards the car. I was about to open the door for myself, but Karthik stopped me from doing so.
“Allow me, jaan.” He said with a smile.
I wondered why is he acting like a gentleman all of a sudden. But I didn’t ask him. I was enjoying every bit of the evening which had just begun.
“Where are we going ?!!” I asked even though I knew he wouldn’t tell me.
“What’s the surprise if I tell you ?!!” He smirked. I shook my head and looked out of the window.
Half an hour he was driving, and I was dying to see my surprise.Finally the car came to a halt. It was pitch dark outside.i could only see border of the trees. The only light which was there, was starlight. The dark sky was lit up with infinite stars.
“Where are we ?!!” I asked as Karthik opened the door for me.
“Have patience ma’am.” He said and chuckled.
He held my hand as we walked ahead straight, God knows where. Suddenly, he stopped and left my hand.
“Stay here, aright ?!! I’ll be back.” He said and before I could say anything he had left my side,leaving me all alone in the dark.
Being the very impatient person I’m, I started counting numbers in my head. One.two.three.four.five. and before I could say six, the lights were lit up. I could see the floating lamps in the air. I looked at my surroundings but I knew nothing about such a place in Udaipur.Maybe we were not in the city. I thought. By now, there were hundreds of floating lamps flying in the air. It was like a fairy tale.
Just as I was about to go and look back for Karthik , I heard someone behind me.
“Naira.” The voice said. That comforting voice.it was him. I smiled and turned around, I could clearly see him, since it wasn’t dark anymore.
“Mendhak,you did this ?!!” I asked.
“I did. Naira, I wanted to say something. I’ve been waiting for what seems like a long time .” He said. I nodded and told him to go on.
He held my hand, which was cold due to the cold weather outside. His hands were still warm enough. Our fingers locked and he pulled me a little closer.
“Naira, we were best friends first. Honestly, I never even had a thought that you’ll ever be my girlfriend… my love, my life and my everything. But then, when we started spending most our time together, I started falling for you. At first, I thought this was only infatuation, but my feelings grew towards you as time passed and I realized I was in love with you.” He said. My heart was beating louder but I didn’t want it to stop.
“When you said that you also had the same feelings I felt like the happiest person alive. We did everything together. You don’t know, also I’ve not really told you this before, but today, whatever I’m, is all because of you. You kept me strong and told me never to give up in life. Everything was perfect in life until that accident.” He said those last two words almost in a whisper.
I still felt extremely bad when I thought about everything. But then, he quickly continued as he saw my expression change.
“You left, and I felt like somebody had taken away my heart from my body. Everyday, I tried to hate you, but everytime I failed. It was impossible to hate you. I knew somewhere in my heart that you’ll come back and you came. But you weren’t alone and again that broke me. Didn’t matter how much I tried to avoid you, something always got us together.” He continued and I ran out of words.
“When you broke up with Rithvik I felt bad for you, but also I knew I had a chance. When you said, you were going to leave, all I wanted to do was spend the remaining time with you. And then came the happiest moment of my life, that night was the best night of my existence.” I smiled as he said that.
“Honestly, I was pretty much pissed off, when you told me the reason for your leaving. I didnt know what to say, but I knew somewhere deep inside, that you won’t leave me like that. You’ll stay.but,again, we fought, you left.” He said.
“As I had almost lost my last hope, I saw you. You hadn’t left. I’d forgiven you the moment I saw you standing in front of me.” He said.
I wondered if he could hear my heart beating like a drum. And the next thing I saw, was Karthik. He went down on his knee and pulled out something from his pocket.
I knew what it would be. I just couldn’t react. I was frozen and my face was blank. “What are you –” I managed to say but he cut me off.
“I’m doing what I’ve been dying to do since a long time.” He said and he opened the little velvet, red colored box he had in his hand. The ring in the box was a crown shaped ring studded with diamonds. It wasn’t extravagant infact it was just sweet and simple. Like our relationship.
“Naira singhania, you make me complete. Without you, I’m nothing.And today I’m not afraid to tell you that I want to grow old with you. I want to wake up next to you everyday. I want to have lots of babies with you.” He said and I noticed him going crimson red at the last part. Karthik Goenka can blush !! I thought, but even I was in the same state.
“Most importantly, I want you by my side always. I promise to support you, protect you, and love you till my last breath.” He said as I felt heat rushing up my cheeks.
“Will you, Naira singhania, do the honour of being Mrs. Naira Karthik Goenka ?!!” He asked and my hands automatically went upto my face.
“Marry me Naira !!” He said and finished his great proposal.
I couldn’t say anything but nod. I stretched out my left hand, and he held it gently. He took out the ring from the box and slid it into my ring finger.
“I love you.” He said.
“I love you too.” I said looking into his beautiful eyes.
Without thinking anything I just wrapped my arms around his neck and he grabbed my waist pulling me closer. I connected my lips with his, as we kissed…
Precap : Kaira shopping date. A family dinner for deciding the engagement date. Some fun and some seriousness. A mention of an unwanted person.
Finally done with the grand proposal. How was it peeps ?!! I hope I have lived upto your expectations.
Also thank you for all your ‘Get well soon’ wishes in the previous Chapter. Overwhelmed by such love that you showered. But since I still have high fever and a bit of cold, I am on complete bed rest. So some long and interesting chapters coming your way.
Ohkay bye for now as I am too tired due to all the pain killers that I have been taking. Also some times when you sleep for long time you feel more sleepy. Lolzzz !!
Do comment.Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh.