If I know what love is, its only because of you !!
I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock 10:45 a.m. it showed. How much did I sleep ?!!
The events of last night came flooded into my mind. The more I thought about her, the more I suffered.Deciding that I should go out, I got out of my bed to change.
I got changed to an old pair of jeans and a T- shirt, my usual attire and drove to my favourite coffee shop. It was afternoon, which means it was lunch time so, I concluded there was going to be a good number of customers.
There was a time when this particular café used to be the most popular place in the whole of Udaipur.Naira had brought me here. Every Saturday of ours was spent here romantically. Even the owners knew about us. However her sudden disappearance had caused me to stop visiting this cafe.
I went to the counter and ordered my favourite cup of black coffee as I was heading back to a table to take seat, I bumped right into someone making the coffee spill all over my t-shirt.
“Heck. Shit don’t you have eyes ?!!” I muttered, looking up. If I say, the familiar face didn’t surprise me, then, I would be lying. Because it did. It was Naira.
“I m so sorry.” She gasped. I rolled my eyes. The disaster queen that she was. No matter where she goes or what she does, acciedents are her best friends.
She grabbed a handful of tissues from a box and handed it to me. My t-shirt was partially soaked in coffee. How were those tissues going to help me anyway ?!!
“You want me to fix your shirt ?!!” Naira asked. How is she going to fix the stain ?!!
“I mean I ll wash it at my house.You can come along. That’s only if you are comfortable.” She added.
Somehow I was stupid enough to agree immediately. “Oh. Okay.” I said.
We drove to her house in two seperate cars as she had brought her’s to the coffee shop.We got into her house and I observed that there was no one home. She told me how everyone had gone out due to one or the other reason.As we entered her room. She opened her wardrobe and rummaged through the clothes and I noticed her room too was still the same.
An ugly pink wall. A bed with bunnies. A huge book shelf with lots of books. It looked as if she had not removed a thing from its place. I had been to her house in the past two years but this was the first time I had been to her room !!
“Here, wear this till I wash your shirt.” Naira said tossing me a shirt in my hands. It wasn’t another shirt. It was my shirt which I think I had forgotten sometime.
“Why do you still have this ?!!” I asked.
“I uh didn’t remove any junk from here, that’s why, I think so. Anyways that’s the only thing that can fit you right now. So take off your shirt and wear it.” I nodded and pulled off my shirt. I could see naira stealing little glances at me from corner of her eyes.
Ofcourse, my physique had changed drastically. I had a fitter, muscular body than before. Thanks to the gym and heavy work otherwise I was very lean before.
Seeing her still staring, I smirked “Like what you see ?!!” I was still shirtless.
“Just hand me that stained shirt.” She ordered. I tossed my stained shirt to her. I was still shirtless in front of her. Of course ‘on purpose.’
“Are you even going to put that shirt on ?!!” She asked.
“I won’t if you don’t want me to.” I said.
She snickered, “Shut up and put that on. I have had enough view of those new abs which you have developed recently.” She said and I followed her wearing my shirt.
We were in the kitchen. She asked me for coffee since I had spilled my coffee on my shirt. She made some coffee in the kitchen while I blankly stared at the newly painted blue wall.
“What are you staring at ?!!” Naira asked walking in with two mugs of coffee in her hands.
“Nothing. The color actually suits the place.” I said. She nodded and took a sip of coffee from the mug. That’s when I remembered, her utter hatred and dislike towards coffee. She used to love tea. Or rather her chai from the tapri !!
“Since when are you a coffee lover ?!!” I asked.
“Rithvik made me try it out on, uh, our first date. Since then I started liking it.” She replied.
Somehow Rithvik’s name coming in between our conversation didn’t appeal to me.
“What brings you here after two years ?!!” I asked.
“Rithvik.” She replied and again I cringed at that name.
Why did everything in Naira’s life had to be related with him ?!! I wondered.
“Well I have vacations going around as well. So I thought about spending some time with the family.” She added.
“So you are going to stick around here for a while, right ?!!” I questioned. I didn’t want her to leave. She nodded which made me smile.
“Yes. Rithvik is staying for a while too. So we both might go back together. He wants me to stay.” She said. SCREW Rithvik, REALLY.
“So you want to stay here just because he wants you to stay ?!!” I asked slightly annoyed by how Rithvik was poking his nose in everything.
“No its just not him. I want to stay myself. And I wanted to see you as well.” She said probably noticing my discomfort on mentioning of Rithvik’s name. I smiled.
Half an hour passed by. We were chatting on how our lives were. I told her how my work had become my second life and she told me how excited she is about being a Professional dancer and how it had been living in London. We were back in Naira’s room where she handed me my shirt back. It was all dry and stain was all gone.
“You do wash well.” I said.
“Its not me. Washing powder Nirma ka kamaal hai.” She beamed as I burst into laughter. Thankfully her sense of humour was one thing that hadn’t changed.
I took my shirt off and noticed her gaping at me again. I could only smirk as she couldn’t believe it was my body.
“Staring at other people’s body is not good.” I said.
She snapped out. “Oh god. Don’t ever change in front of me.” She said and walked out of the room with her hands waving in the air.
I walked downstairs after changing into my own clothes. Naira was pacing around near window, talking to someone. Talking seems a little inappropriate. She was yelling, and by her tone, it was not hard to guess that she was pretty much pissed off.
I plopped down on the sofa fuddling with my phone.
“You will never understand. I m not coming to any of your stupid parties. Bye.” She said and hung up. It was evident whom she was talking to. It had to be Rithvik.
“What’s up angry bird ?!! ” I asked. I knew Naira as the person who when raises her voice then It was hard to save oneself.
“Nothing.” She muttered angrily crossing her arms across her chest. She looked cute whatever her expressions would be like that.
“C’mon you can tell. I m sure I can keep up.” I said. She sighed and took a seat beside me on the couch. Our legs touched. So did our arms. It sent chills down my body. Yet, I ignored the feeling.
“It’s Rithvik. He wants me to attend some silly party of his. These parties never end. I dont know any of his friends. I m sick of this now !!” She complained.
“There is only one solution – do what your heart says. Dont depend on him or anyone else for your happiness. Try and make your own decisions. Its your life in the end.” I said.
She sighed and rubbed her face with her hands. She stared into the Blank space like there was something very interesting going on that wall.
“I should leave now. See you later.” I said. Naira didnt bother to look at me even once. This girl really confused me sometimes. One moment she is laughing around cracking jokes. The other moment she is sulking on the couch looking upset.
“What is going on in that stupid head of yours ?!!” I asked. I couldn’t leave her like that.
“I m debating okay ?!! Dont disturb.” She said. I chuckled knowing that she wasn’t sulking after all. As I was about to leave she caught hold of my hand.
“Where are you going ?!!” She asked.
“Home ?!! I got stuff to do.” I replied. She rolled her eyes and let go off my hand. Something was really bugging her. I didnt know what. I chose to take a seat again.
“What’s bugging you ?!!” I asked.
“Go do you stuff yaar. I m not in the mood to talk right now.” She whined. I sighed and placed my hands on hers. Yes it was a bold move from my side. Yet I didn’t hesitate before taking it.
Surprisingly she held me back. Our fingers locked together. Her hand was tiny compared to mine. But nevertheless we fit like two perfect puzzles. I nuzzled my face into her soft hair. It smelled like strawberries. She placed her hand on my cheek gently caressing it. I didn’t even realise we were heading towards something that was going to change everything all over again.
She shifted her place and now turned to face me. Her hand was now ruffling my hair. Our foreheads touched and I could feel her hitched breaths. I knew where all of this was heading to. An image of Rithvik flashed into my mind before either of us made the move.
“Naira what are you —” I was cut off by her lips against mine. She didn’t let me talk. I was stunned for a moment. I noticed a lone tear rolling down her face and wiped it off quickly. I couldn’t hold back. She was like a magnet pulling me towards her.
I gave in and kissed her back. A soft peck on lips turned into something more. I craved for her. It was the kiss I badly missed, all the time. It was as if we were making up for those two years. It only made me realized how much I had missed this girl and she also felt the same for me.
It was a heavenly moment for me. But not all good moments last long. Soon we were interrupted by someone’s phone ringing on the couch. Naira was startled and moved back. I realized that it was my phone ringing. Before I could answer the call had disconnected. Both of us were panting like we just had run a marathon.
“I should go.” I said or rather concluded.
“Yeah.” She nodded.
I was sure that things were going to be damn awkward between the two of us. She didn’t come to see me off at the door. I just left as soon as I could. Only one person came into my mind as I drove away. Rithvik…….
Precap : Naira remembering how karthik proposed her. Awkward situation for kaira post the kiss. Naksh talks to naira about karthik. Naksh talks to karthik about naira and gets him drunk. And when karthik is drunk……..
So people I want you all to tell me which actor would you like to play the role of Rithvik. But let me tell you that soon he would be turning a villan !!
Do comment people. It takes a lot of effort in writing a chapter and if there are less comments than it feels bad. So do tell me how you thought the chapter was. Keep smiling and watching Yrkkh. Kaira wedding coming soon !!