One day all of the pieces will come together and you will understand why you went through everything !!
Could life get more shitty and awkward ?!!
It sucked right now. Me squeezed in between bhai and Rithvik. Karthik sitting right in front of me. All he did, was to keep staring at me all the time, making me feel like an alien.
His eyes said “I’m betrayed and I’m not happy with your choice.”
But that smile on his face,it said, “I’m really happy and I’m proud of your choice.”
“Naira, where are you lost ?!!” Rithvik’s voice echoed in my ears as he tapped my shoulder. I was staring right at Karthik and he was staring back.
“Nowhere.” I muttered.
Rithvik looked at Karthik for a couple of seconds and then went back to whatever he was doing on his phone. There was an awkward silence between us, as nobody on the table spoke.
Until finally, Bhai started. “So you guys are like, together now ?!!” He asked looking back and forth at Rithvik and me.
“Yeah.” I replied. Bhai nodded, but I knew that he wasn’t happy with whatever was going on. Nobody was, I guess.
It was really getting hot in there. As I took sip of water from the glass, I felt an arm wrap around me. It was Rithvik.
Awkwardly, I smiled. Bhai seemed to be busy on a call, while Karthik was busy with his phone or at least he pretended to be.
“What does my baby want to do after lunch ?!!” Rithvik asked, giving me quite a shock. I didn’t really think that this ACTING was necessary right now.
“We can go home, right ?!!” I asked.
“Or we could go somewhere else. Maybe my place ?!!” He said, pulling me closer.
His grip around me tightened, almost making me choke. Karthik didn’t even bother to look up at me and that bothered me a lot. He wasn’t jealous ?!!
“No, not today.” I said, as sweetly as possible and gently pushed him away. Rithvik rolled his eyes.
“Then when ?!! All I want is you, baby.” He said rather cockily. Okay, now this was going a bit too far !!
“Some other day, but not today, Rithvik.” I said.
I looked at Karthik from the corner of my eyes. He seemed quite pissed off as he furiously typed something on his phone. I swear, if he would have done that more faster, his screen would have broken.
Rithvik turned my face, so that I was paying all my attention to him. I opened my mouth to say something but before I could,he pressed his lips on mine.
I was shocked, embarrassed, angry, confused, everything at once. Ofcourse, I was taken aback by sudden bold reaction of his. I felt two pairs of eyes on us. Bhai and Karthik !!
As I moved back,I tried to push Rithvik back, but he only held on to me tighter. His hands travelling down my back. I burnt under his touch as anger boiled up inside me.
At once, when I couldn’t take it anymore, I pushed him away harshly. He looked completely taken aback, and before he could react, my hand made contact with his face.
I slapped him. A tight one.
In front of people, which included bhai and Karthik, I insulted my so called boyfriend. But I didn’t care who looked. I didn’t like what Rithvik did.
“How dare you ?!!” I asked, with bitterness and anger in my voice.
“Naira baby, I…” He seemed to realize what he just did, but I cut him off.
“Excuse me.” I said turning to Bhai, who seemed shocked and angered. Before he becomes the possesive brother and breaks Rithvik’s bones I nedded to get out of here !!
I knew it very well that Rithvik would come running after me and he did. Grabbing my arm, he spun me around abruptly. Even his light touch hurt now.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you.” He said.
“Upset ?!! No, you didn’t upset me. You forced me !! How could you, Rithvik ?!!” I yelled.
“I know and I’m sorry, okay ?!! I won’t do it again. You said, you wanted me to pretend to be your boyfriend and so I did. But I guess I shouldn’t have got carried away like that. Its just that, I couldn’t control myself.” He said, shamelessly.
“Shut up, you jerk !! I told you that I’m not in love with you !! Why the hell don’t you understand such a simple thing !! Pretending to be my boyfriend is another thing. But kissing me in front of everyone ?!! Infront of my bhai ?!! How can you be so cheap ?!!” I said, really irritated with his actions. I also let out all my anger that was slowly boiling up inside me.
I thought we were alone. Nobody was even listening to us. Little did I know, that our small secret was no longer a secret.
As I showered Rithvik with abuses, I noticed his expression change. It was turning from calm, to angry, to rage, to lust, and that’s when he broke it !!
I had never seen Rithvik like that,ever.
“How dare you ?!!” He asked clenching his fists. Now, I was starting to feel something odd about him. Like he was not the Rithvik, I met few weeks ago. He was someone else.
Before I knew it, he pulled my hair, and closed the little gap between us. It pained. I winced.
“How dare you say that to me ?!! You b*t*h !! How dare you ?!!” He yelled throwing me to the floor.
I was shivering when I somehow managed to get back on my feet. I planned to run, but he pulled me back, slapping me hard. I tried to fight back, even punched his face, but all of a sudden, he was strong.
He pushed me hard as I hit the ground again. I laid there in pain, and looked up only to see someone I was hoping to see, Karthik and Bhai !!
Karthik looked really angry.
Bhai helped me up and examined my face. His hand then made its way to my cheek, which was blue and black. It stung.
Bhai looked hurt when he looked at me.I looked at Karthik and his eyes also had the same pain and sadness. But then, all that sadness in his eyes was suddenly gone as he looked at Rithvik. He was fuming !!
I sensed something terrible was going to happen.
Karthik came and stood in front of me while bhai held me close to his chest.
“Karthik, what are you doing here ?!!” Rithvik asked.
Instead of replying to him, Karthik stayed quiet. It looked like anger was boiling inside him. And Rithvik too, was not going to let go.
“Just go, Karthik. She’s my girlfriend. Let me handle it.” Rithvik said, trying to keep calm.
Karthik just rolled his eyes and chuckled. He changed his body language all of a sudden.
“Your girlfriend ?!! I’m sorry, when did that happen ?!!” He asked.
“Oh was it when I left and she asked you to pretend to be her boyfriend ?!!” He added.
That’s when all shit went down. He knew. He knew everything !!
I looked at him — shocked, confused, embarrassed and ashamed of myself. He was probably going to think that I’m insane to be lying to him like that.
He looked back at Rithvik. I could sense the tension in the air. I did not want the guys to start a fight. But I guess that wasn’t gonna happen !!
Before I could process everything happening around me, I realized that Karthik and Rithvik started biting each other’s heads off.
Rithvik on the floor, and Karthik punching the life out of him. I was too weak to even go and stop then, also bhai had been holding onto me tightly. He had completely covered me in his arms, like a kangaroo hides his baby in his pouch !!
“Karthik, stop it !!” Bhai tried to stop them from a distance, but none of them seemed to hear what he said. They just kept on hitting each other.
“Stay away from her.” Karthik said.
“Don’t tell me what to do. She’s mine.” Rithvik said, with the same anger in his voice.
“She’s not. You never loved her, Rithvik. You always used her.” Karthik spit out !!
“You left her alone, Karthik !! You didn’t care when I did. She’s mine.” Rithvik barked.
That’s enough !! It was all too much to take.
Was I some kind of property these guys were fighting over ?!!
I had to step in. I raised my head and looked at bhai. I conveyed him that I was fine through my eyes. He still kept holding onto me. But then probably he understood that I was strong enough to deal with this so he let go off me.I walked over to them and pushed them apart, while they were too busy destroying each other’s faces.
“Just stop it, just stop it !! What’s wrong with you guys ?!! Stop fighting like animals !!! I’m not a property that you would fight over !! Do you even understand what all I have been going through ?!!” I yelled, not wanting to cry in front of them. But eventually, I did.
Karthik opened his mouth to say something, but closed it again. Both of them stood dumbstruck in front of me, bruises covering their faces.
“Naira, I’m sorry.” Rithvik muttered, but his tone was still harsh.
“Don’t !! Don’t you dare say anything to me !! I trusted you Rithvik. I never thought that you could hurt me like that !!” I said.
He looked sorry for once as his hand made its way to contact my shoulder. But before he could, Karthik stopped him.
“I said stay away from her.” He said, his hands turning to fists again, ready to punch Rithvik anytime again.
“Stop it !! Who do you think you are ?!! Some rich, famous businessman girls are crazy for ?!! Nobody knows how you really are !! You can never love someone,Karthik !! You can only hurt them in the worst way possible. Just like you have hurt me before !!” I said, looking him in the eye.
I just looked at them, defeated. I had enough of this. I walked towards bhai and held his hand.
” I want to go home.” I said while sobbing.
He looked at me and then at Karthik. He nodded his head and wrapped his hand around my shoulders. I felt securred after a long time. At one point I thought that my legs would give up and I would fall down but then bhai held onto me. He supported me in the best way possible.
Once we were in the car I looked at bhai and he seemed hurt. I then realised that even though he must have been angry as hell, he considered supporting me and being with me more important than fighting with Rithvik.Also he let me handle my matter independently and didnt interfere even though his best friend was involved.
I was really glad that I had a brother like him. I love you Naksh singhania !!
Precap : Naksh and Keerti revealing one more misdeed of Rithvik to Karthik !! Now what wrong has Rithvik done again ?!! Naira getting a call from Rithvik, asking her to come to her dance academy or else he will harm Karthik.
So this was yet another long chapters for all of you. Only 4 more of such chapters to go !!
I don’t have much to say today. Thank you all of you for your love and support. Also peeps do comment as only four more chapters are left of this ff !!
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