You can’t force people to stay in your life,
No matter how much hard you try !!
His scent. His arms wrapped around me. His chin resting on my head. Our legs tangled under the blanket. I felt complete. It was him, not the blanket which kept me warm all night.
I had accepted the fact that I didn’t have the strength to stay away from him anymore. When I had decided to stay away from him, that was only because I didn’t want to hurt myself again. But staying away from him hurt the most.
After spending the night with him in my room. I couldn’t stop thinking about the night. Even though we didn’t talk much, I felt good in his presence.
One thing I worried about was Rithvik. He had gone missing all of a sudden and that too without informing me. How could he ?!!
I called him to make sure he was alright.
“Rithvik.Where the hell are you ?!!” I asked.
“I’m home. Why ?!! Is everything okay ?!!” He asked, as if nothing happened last night.
“I should be the one asking you that. Where did you disappear last night ?!!” I asked.
“I had some urgent work. So I just left. Everybody left early last night. Where were you ?!!” He asked.
“Long story. I kinda passed out in the middle of nowhere, and then he came and carried me back home.” I said, narrating the whole incident in short.
“Wait, by him, you mean Karthik ?!! He took you home ?!! And you guys what, slept together ?!!” He asked, raising his voice, which startled me.
“No, we didn’t sleep together, but yeah, we like slept together. You won’t understand.” I said causiously.
“How could you sleep with him !!” He yelled. Okay, now, I was worried. He never shouted on me like that. He sounded like a typical abusive boyfriend.
“I didn’t !! And what’s it to you ?!! You just promised me to stick around and left without even informing me !!” I snapped back.
There was a long silence before, he finally spoke up. “I’m sorry. I just feel very protective of you. I didn’t mean to shout.” He said, calmly.
I felt like I was talking to some different person altogether. He didn’t sound like a typical abusive boyfriend anymore.
“Its okay. I need to get my mind off everything. I guess, I’m going shopping. Wanna join ?!!” I asked.
Shopping for me was like a remedy for every problem in the world. I need to shop right now to get my mind off things !!
“Yeah. Sounds cool. I’ll pick you up by twelve. Okay ?!!” He asked. I muttered a quick yes and hung up.
I was relieved that at least I wouldn’t be thinking about Karthik for the next few hours.
“Dude, but I dont want to see this movie !!” I said what looked like a hundredth time.
But Naksh insisted on watching this movie. I didn’t even remember the name. He had practically kidnapped me from my home, and pulled me straight into the mall. He had emotionally blackmailed me stating that I didn’t give him enough time nowadays !!
I also knew that Keerti had basically gone to her parents house and Naira was busy somewhere. So this guy didnt want to be all alone thus he wanted me to tag along !!
“Trust me, you’re gonna love it.” Naksh said as we entered the theatre. I was in. I had no way to get out.
Two hours. Two whole hours of pure shit. The movie wasn’t even scary. Yeah, it was a horror film. But for a horror film, it sucked. Calling it scary would be an insult to all the good horror movies.
“Ohkay, I agree it sucked !!” Naksh concluded.
“I told you. Lets go home. I hate malls.” I said.
“You have been hating everything. So I figured out, that you need to spend some time out of that room of yours.You know what, lets just hang around here for a while. There’s not so much crowd as well.” Naksh said.
I shook my head in defeat, knowing that saying a no wouldn’t mean anything. He wasn’t going to let me go, plus, there was sense in what he said.
We sat in a café, on the top floor.
Suddenly, I felt the urge to use washroom. “I’ll be back.” I said to Naksh who was busy talking to Keerti on the phone.
I washed my hands and came out of the washroom. As I was walking towards the table, I ran into somebody.
She carried three to four shopping bags in her hands, and looked like she was in a hurry. As I bumped into her, her bags fell down on the floor. She gasped and sat down immediately, picking them up.
“I’m sorry.” I said.
“No, its okay.” She said and looked up.
Its funny how Naira Singhania and Karthik Goenka seem to run into each other all the time !!
She got up straightening her dress. “Hi,are you stalking me or something, now ?!!” She said, in a rather cheerful tone.
I laughed. “I could ask you the same thing. But no, I’m not. What are you doing here anyway ?!!”
She gestured to the bags in her hand, holding them up. I nodded. “What about you ?!!”
“Ah. Well, I was working peacefully in my house, when your brother literally kidnapped me and dragged me to watch some film. It sucked.” I said.
“Oh !! Yeah, since I and bhabi were out of the house he didn’t wanted to be alone !! Anyway, I gotta go now. Rithvik’s here too.” She said.
My heart sunk at the bottom of my stomach knowing that she was no more mine. A part of me was convinced that she loved someone else now, but the other part of me wanted to hold on. It didn’t believe what I saw. It wanted to believe what I thought. And I thought that, Naira still loved me.
“Oh, okay. See you around later, then.” I said. She nodded and turned around to leave. But something inside me wanted to stop her and so, I did.
“Naira ?!!” I called her out.
She stopped and turned around.
“You, you’re happy, right ?!!” I asked.
If she said yes, I would convince myself to leave. I would try to stay away from her and try to forget her. I won’t look back.
But if she said no, then I would stay back and wait till she realizes how much I love her.
I literally had my fingers crossed behind my back, as I prayed to hear a no. She looked at me for a minute, and walked a little closer.
“Yes !!” She said. And again, I felt like somebody had snatched my heart from my body. Suddenly, I was empty.
She said yes !!
She was happy. That meant only one thing — I was no longer needed in her life. If she didn’t love me like before, if she was happy with someone else, then it was the best if I left.
I would have left. Hell, I should have left. But I couldn’t. If she was happy, then why did her eyes tell that she wasn’t ?!! Was I assuming things ?!! Was she happy or just pretending ?!! I wanted to ask her again, but I was interrupted by someone.
“Naira ?!!” Someone called out. It was Naksh.
“Hey, why didn’t you tell me you are coming here ?!! You just left without telling me anything. We would have had come together !!” He asked.
“I am sorry. I didn’t know you were coming to the mall. I was in a bit of hurry at that time !!” She answered.
“Anyway. Join us. We were just heading out for lunch after sometime.” He added.
What ?!! No !! Why do things always turn against me ?!! Here I was trying to get over the Naira Singhania hangover, and there, this so called best buddy of mine was planning to ask her to join us for lunch. But then she was his sister so I couldnt do anything !!
She looked at me awkwardly, asking me for my opinion. Saying ‘No. Don’t join us’ would be rude. I had no option but to give in.
“Yeah. Join us.” I said.
“I would actually love to. But Rithvik is also here.” She said.
“Ask him too. The more the merrier.” Naksh said. I rolled my eyes. I so want to kill this boy.
“Okay. I’ll call him up.” She said and went away to call Rithvik.
Now here, I would have to have super self control.
Rithvik was the guy whom I was slaughtering in my dreams since a week and today I had to be friendly with him and have lunch. I had to smile in front of him pretending to be happy, instead of punching the hell out of him !!
Precap : The lunch. Rithvik forcing himself on Naira. Naira slapping him hard !! Rithvik being the bad guy again. Karthik and Naksh coming to know about the truth. Karthik beating the Shit out of Rithvik. Naira hurt and broken !!
So I have already written every thing in the precap and I think all of you have already guessed what will happen !!
So we are coming closer to Kaira reunion and also towards the end of this ff !! I will be posting long chapters from now on as I have already written them.
Also the final count down has begin, only 5 more chapters to go !! Please all of you do comment. All the silent readers and the people who don’t comment, please do comment as only 5 more chapters are left.
Do comment. Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh !!