These nights still haven’t learnt to come without a memory of you !!
Dammit Keerti.How could she even say such a thing at that time ?!!
No doubt she was drunk. I just felt so pissed off. I mean we were supposed to keep the truth away from Naira for a while. At least the truth that we were getting engaged !!
Naksh was still trying to get her down, while everyone just cheered on. I looked around and saw Naira, tears forming in her eyes. She kept on looking at the floor. I tried to say something, to think of some lie, but then she looked up at me, and again I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t lie to those eyes who were so innocently asking for the truth.
Before I could digest everything, Naira stormed outside. Seriously, what’s happening in my life ?!! I just followed her outside and decided to confront her.
‘Maybe this could change things.’ I thought.
“Naira !! stop !!” I said and she stopped immediately.
Her eyes were full of tears, confusion was written all over her face and I felt really bad for her. I couldn’t imagine myself in her shoes.
“Naira I’m really sorry about what happened in there. Keerti has the habit of talking rubbish at times.” I said laughing dryly so as to make the mood a little lighter.
“Was that true ?!!” She asked, her eyes not leaving mine even for a moment. It was impossible to lie to her, but at the same time, I didn’t want to put any kind of pressure on her.
“Was that true ?!!” She asked again, louder this time and my silence said everything. It was true. It is true.
She looked away. What have I done ?!! I had no clue about what was going to come next. How was she going to react ?!! Will she remember everything ?!!
“I don’t know what’s happening to me. I don’t remember anything !! I don’t know what to do and I feel so helpless !!” She cried. I felt broken. My heart ached at the site of her crying.
“I know. I understand…” I said, but she just cut me off.
“No, you don’t !! Nobody does !! It’s not easy to wake up one day and just forget who you are, your friends, your life, everything !! Everyday, every f**king day since I’ve come home, I’ve tried to remember things. But nothing comes to me. Everything is just blank !! And now bhabi tells me that a guy I hardly know is my fiancé ?!! How do you understand that ?!! Nobody can, because nobody here is in my shoes right now !!” She yelled.
I sighed as she broke down. I so wanted to go and hug her and comfort her and tell her that things are going to be okay. But at that time, staying away seemed like a right choice.
“It’s not your fault,Naira. I know you’re going through a lot and its hard for you to remember things, but I just want you to know that nobody’s going to force you into anything. If my staying away from you, makes you feel better, I’ll do that. I won’t come near you. Take all time you want, but I’ll always be there for you.” I said.
That was the best thing I could say at that time to make her feel better. She nodded a little, and wiped her tears.
“I need to go home,please.” She said.
“I’ll drive you home, alright ?!! Now c’mon !!” I said. She hesitated a bit at first but then started walking.
As I was driving her home she looked outside at the empty streets of Udaipur.
“Can I ask you something ?!!” She asked.
“Anything you want.” I replied with a smile. I felt a little relieved as she was at least on talking terms with me.
“How long,I mean how long we were like…you and me ?!!.” She asked and I understood what she meant. I wasn’t just sure was it the right time to tell her about us.
“Don’t worry. I’m okay. I just wanted to know.” She said, probably noticing my worried face.
I sighed. “Since we were eighteen.” I said and she gasped.
“What ?!! Eighteen ?!!” She asked, amused.
“Yup, in fact we were best friends before getting into a relationship.” I said as the conversation got a little lighter. I was no more worried about how would she react.
“Really ?!! I don’t remember anything.” She said.
“I want to know everything. What happened actually ?!!” She asked, curiously.
“We kinda started dating.” I said and stopped at that part. She looked confused as well as amused. Before she could ask me anymore questions, I stopped the car in front of her house.
“What are you thinking ?!!” I couldn’t help but just ask her.
“Nothing. It’s just that,I’m sorry for yelling at you earlier. I was just frustrated with everything going on and the engagement thing was a bonus.” She said.
“Don’t worry about anything. Just take care of yourself and don’t try to force yourself into remembering things. There’s no hurry.” I said. She nodded and gave a weak smile.
“So go home now, and take some rest, okay ?!!” I said.
“Yeah I will.” She said and paused.
“We’ll meet again, right ?!!” She added. I smiled and nodded.
“Ofcourse. Give me a call whenever you want to and I’ll be there.” I said, assuring her.
“Okay. Goodnight.” She said and got out. As she went inside, I sighed and thanked God for not making things worse. All I could do now, was hope for her to get better soon…….
Even if she doesn’t remember a thing and has forgotten me completely I’ll keep reminding her every day. Every single day I’ll tell her how much I love her, and I’ll never lose hope.
Precap : Naira asking Karthik for help so as to remember her past.Some romance.A hug. A kiss. A ‘I love you’ !!
So she knows about her engagement with Karthik now. I think she took it in pretty well !! What do you think ?!!
All I wanted to show in this Chapter is how mature and understanding Karthik is and no matter what happens he will always have Naira’s Back. Its really tough to find boys like him today !! Isn’t it ?!!
So next Chapter will be a fun one with some romance craved in it. Let’s wait and watch how karthik will help Naira in recollecting all their memories.
Do comment. Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh !!