Twinkle stared at the exterior of the luxurious hotel which was in front of her. The driver held the door open waiting for Twinkle to exit but she was caught up in the beautiful sight before her.
Twinkle, come fast- Kunj said and waited for her at the entrance of the hotel. Twinkle moved out of the car and joined Kunj. She took a deep breath and followed Kunj inside. The lobby of the hotel was like anything Twinkle had seen before. The decor was pure Victorian that could never be found in India. She mindlessly followed Kunj as she was continuously looking at the beauty around her. Kunj paused in front of an entrance of a ballroom.
Kunj- Twinkle, I don’t know whether you have ever been in any of this type of party of or not. Just do whatever everyone else is doing. If they laugh, you too laugh, if they’re drinking then you too drink. Be polite even if someone says something stupid to. You might have to fake it over there. If others wives are not getting involved in any kind of conversation, then please you too don’t get involve. Please twinkle just get through this for me. He warned and was nervous just as Twinkle was.
Twinkle- Don’t worry. I will be fine. She said with a smile.
Kunj gave Twinkle a small smile before taking her hands in his. He led her through the doors. As soon as they entered, many guests turned their attention toward them. Twinkle was well aware that Kunj was a well-known businessman in the community, but she was not aware that he is this famous. Kunj squeezed Twinkle’s hand to let her know that everything will be fine. He led her to large group of men and their wives. They were an older crowd, much older than Kunj and Twinkle.
Kunj, how are you? Long time no see! A man with greyish hair came forward and shake hands with Kunj.
Kunj returning the favor- Hey Elie! Am absolutely fine. How are you?
Elie- Am good too.
Kunj- I’d like you to introduce my wife Twinkle.
Elie looked on surprised- What man, you went to Indian and got married without informing us?
The others turned towards Kunj looking at him in surprise. Twinkle who was watching everyone’s expression was trying to understand whether all these people here are his friends or just his colleagues? Elie was quite friendly amongst all of them who introduced Twinkle with others.
Elie- Nice meeting you Twinkle, shaking hands with her. He continued- Twinkle, this is Tom, that’s Andrew and Nicole, Sean and Christina, Mat and Jessy, and this beautiful lady here is my wife Maria. An the couple coming this side are Sid and Roshni. He finished introducing each and every person in the group while pointing to each and every one. Twinkle noticed that all other couples were quite elder to them except Sid and Roshni who were almost their age and Indian too.
Maria- Twinkle you outfit is gorgeous.
Twinkle- Thank you. She was not sure whether she complimented her seriously or not.
The men started with their normal chatting whereas ladies were quiet and sipping champagne from their glasses. Twinkle remembered that Kunj told her that if others were silent so she should remain silent too. Twinkle gazed at Roshni who was of same age as Twinkle but she was looking gorgeous and modern. She opted to wear a burgundy one strap shoulder gown. Roshni noticed Twinkle watching her and walked towards her.
Roshni- Hey Twinkle, God I just loved your saree. I wish I could handle wearing one.
Roshni was about to say something more but before that a man interrupted and joined the group.
Hey Kunj, how are you man and how was your trip to India? – asked that man. He was a tall man with blonde hair and hugged Kunj.
Kunj- Hey Ronan, Trip was good. Please meet my wife Twinkle. Kunj gestured towards Twinkle.
Ronan- Pleasure to meet you Twinkle. Ronan scanned Twinkle from top to toe and goofy smile played on his lips.
Roshni- Sid! Please let’s dance. Roshni grabbed Sid’s arm and took him to the dance floor where a romantic tune was being played and couple were dancing romantically. Couples who were with Kunj and Twinkle also moved further to dance whereas Kunj who was busy chatting with some men present and was ignoring Twinkle. Twinkle was observing all the couple on dance floor and they were dancing with their partners and look like they were so much in love. She saw Sid and Roshni too who were passionately looking at each other. Twinkle again saw Kunj who was busy in his own conversation with the people present. She wondered if Kunj will ask her for dance.
Ronan- Kunj, would you mind, if I ask your wife for a dance? He asked suddenly stood beside Twinkle.
Kunj expression hardened a bit but then he said- No I don’t mind, you can. He said coldly.
Ronan- Great! May I have the pleasure to dance with you?
Twinkle looked at Kunj again. He continued to stare at her but the expression on his face was blank. Twinkle placed her hand in Ronan’s hand and both moved towards the dance floor. Kunj was watching them till they disappeared in the crowd.
Ronan placed his hand on Twinkle’s waist and took her other hand. He pulled her close and started dancing as per the beats.
Ronan- So Twinkle, how long you and Kunj know each other? He asked just to start a conversation.
Twinkle- Few days.
Ronan- What? Just few days!!
Twinkle- We had an arrange marriage in India.
Ronan- Oh that’s why. I never thought that Kunj will settle down like this.
Twinkle was confused and looked at Ronan like what he wanted to say but thought not to ask him and keep her curiosity to herself only.
Ronan- So, you both love each other? I hope you don’t love him?
Twinkle looked at him shocked to what he said.
Ronan- I mean (laughed) think you don’t love him as you both don’t know each other.
Twinkle couldn’t understand what to response so she looked down, as she herself was not sure if she loves him or not but had great respect for Kunj. She just replied looking down- I do love him.
Ronan- Lucky Bas**d. He said in a very low voice but Twinkle heard him and gave a shocking look to him and her eyes too grew wide.
Ronan who saw her expression and cleared her- No No! I just mean that he is quite lucky to have you as a wife who is so pretty and beautiful.
Twinkle smiled. She thought Ronan to be a humble man. They continued dancing till the song ended. Twinkle turned to leave when Ronan held her wrist and said- One more song Twinkle, please (emphasizing the word Please). Twinkle happily obliged. She was enjoying Ronan’s company but her eyes were continuously finding Kunj only.
Ronan- How rude Twinkle? Twinkle again gave him a puzzled look.
Ronan- Kunj didn’t even ask you to dance even once. You are so beautiful.
Twinkle- Thank you Ronan.
Ronan- Kunj should pay more attention on you. He should appreciate you more. Look he didn’t even ask you to dance but I am happy as it was a good luck for me. He said with a cunning smile on his face.
Twinkle- Ummm……I…..actually he…..- before Twinkle could reply anything further Ronan shushed her by placing a finger on her lips.
Ronan- Shhh Twinkle. If you want I can tell you how to make a man happy. His smile grew wider and pulled Twinkle closer to him. Now Twinkle started feeling uncomfortable in his arms as he tightened his grip on her waist and was pulling her closer. With that another shock came to Twinkle when his hands started caressing her bare back and touching her bare skin between sari and blouse.
Twinkle- Ronan, Leave me. What are doing? She requested him while her eyes were moist by now, but Ronan only tightened the grip. Twinkle stopped struggling waiting for a moment when Ronan will loosen his grip. He continued to caress her bare skin which made Twinkle more uncomfortable. She pushed Ronan hard which made Ronan lose his balance a bit, which Twinkle took it as an advantage and freed herself. She immediately got off the dance floor and started searching for Kunj. She was not able to spot Kunj anywhere in the crowd. She then began searching for Roshni as she thought her burgundy colored gown can be spotted rather than Kunj’ black Tuxedo, but she couldn’t locate Roshni either.
Twinkle was feeling suffocated. She needed some air. She just wanted to be away from that crowded place as she thought that Ronan must be searching her for sure. She rushed through the big doors where she finally found Kunj who was busy in some serious official communication. She found him in an irritated mood. She quickly rushed to his side and called him but he was engrossed in his own conversation.
Kunj talking in loud voice- No No No, please the customers you are targeting is not right. The market strategies you have planned are all wrong. Please target the correct customers and spend some on branding, also switch advertisers and you will evade the loss from this project.
There was one man with him who was not very happy with the suggestion just said- It’s not as simple what you are thinking. I don’t have much funds left that I could spend on this project. I can’t bear more losses on this project anymore. He said with a frown on a face.
Twinkle spoke in between to get his Kunj’s attention- Kunj
Kunj- Well what you are saying is correct but things can be improved if you try to plan things properly and handle you resources properly too. He also answered the man being quite frustrated.
Kunj- Twinkle spoke a little louder.
Kunj turned and saw twinkle standing- Excuse me please. Kunj excused the man and walked towards Twinkle a little far so as to have some privacy.
Kunj asked while taking a sip from his drink- So how’s your party going?
Twinkle- Can we leave?
Kunj – Leave? But why? Is everything fine? – He looked at her a little worried.
Twinkle- Hmm….everything is fine…. just I am not feeling well. Twinkle spoke while looking down as she was not willing to tell Kunj what Ronan did with her. She was not willing to get in the way of their friendship or professional life.
Kunj- Twinkle, you didn’t enjoyed dancing with Ronan?
Hey Twinkle. Where did you run off to? Ronan stood behind Kunj with a smile on his face.
Kunj turned and replied Ronan- She is not feeling well.
Ronan- Oh well that’s too bad. I was about to ask you for another dance. Come on Twinkle. Kunj you don’t worry I’ll take care of her.
Ronan said, his eyes bore into Twinkle’s. She turned her face and looked away. Kunj saw Twinkle’s expression and then saw Ronan. He saw that Twinkle is not comfortable near Ronan. He understood that Ronan had done something to upset her and he was sure of it.
Ronan- You can’t leave now Twinkle. Come on let’s dance.
Ronan was about to hold her hand to take her for dancing but Ronan’s hand could never reach Twinkle’s because Kunj held his hand and said- He is right Twinkle, we can’t leave right now.
Twinkle looked at Kunj almost pleading with her eyes.
Will you dance with me Twinkle- Kunj asked with a smirk on his face?
Kunj- What happened Ronan? Can’t a man ask his wife for a dance. Why you are reacting so shocked? Kunj said with a hint of spite. Without wasting any more time Kunj held Twinkle’s hand and pulled her to the dance floor.
Kunj took Twinkle’s hand and kept around his neck and placed his hands around her waist and pulled her towards him and started dancing. Twinkle who was not looking at Kunj but down with sad face as she doesn’t want Kunj to know anything. Kunj continued to dance with Twinkle in silence. He admired Twinkle’s beauty. This was the first time he was seeing her so closely.
Kunj- Twinkle, now tell me what’s wrong?
Twinkle looked up at Kunj. She hesitated before answering but finally said- Nothing, I told you that am not feeling well.
Kunj- Come on Twinkle. Tell me what really wrong? Did Ronan do something?
Twinkle- No. She lied to him and looked away. Now Kunj was confident that she was hiding something and Ronan has done something to upset her.
Kunj- What did he do? Kunj angrily asked her gritting his teeth. He himself was unable to understand why he was angry but he was angry.
Twinkle- He……he didn’t……I mean I was just……I mean dancing with other man is wrong na that’s why. She said what first came in her mind. Kunj’s expression softened, he was not convinced with the reason what Twinkle gave. He also felt bad that he did not ask her for dance before.
Kunj- Don’t worry Twinkle, I won’t let another man dance with you Twinkle. You are only mine. He said and looked deeply in Twinkle’s eyes as he spoke. She blushed and quickly lowered her gaze.
The song came to an end, but Kunj didn’t stop dancing with Twinkle. He was lost in her. He pulled her closer as the next song started indicating that he wants to dance more with her. Twinkle also didn’t object and they continued dancing and chatting the whole evening. Being with Twinkle, Kunj had forgotten all the business deals that he had planned that evening, but all his attention was on Twinkle.
Like that the party came to an end. Kunj was relieved. The evening was quite long and he now wanted to leave for home and relax. He bid good bye to everyone and started to leave when Ronan came to Kunj and Twinkle.
Ronan- Huh…was that seriously a party? I have never been so bored in my life. Kunj, the highlight of the evening for me was dancing with your wife Twinkle. He said while eyeing Twinkle. Kunj took a step to the side obstructing Ronan’s view.
Kunj- Yeah mine too
Kunj limo came and stopped in front of the hotel. He protectively placed a hand around Twinkle and walked up to the car and helped Twinkle in. He climbed in his car but turned back and came to Ronan.
Kunj – Ronan, I hope you enjoyed dancing with my wife tonight because you will never touch her again. Kunj said in an angry tone and walked in the car. Ronan was shocked after listening Kunj’s words as Kunj’s car pulled away from the hotel.
Twinkle smiled listening to what Kunj said to Ronan. Kunj was unaware about the same. Kunj yelled at her as she reflected upon the events of the evening, he ignored her at the beginning of the party but then danced with her till the end of the party and now he threatened a man who misbehaved with her. She was no doubt happy but confused too. At times it seems that Kunj dislike her but sometimes they were like friends, few minutes before he treated her like his wife and these were the time Twinkle enjoyed the most.
Phew finally done with my writing.
Thank you all for liking it so much.
I have decided that I will post one chapter of Pyaar lafzon mein kahan and one chapter of Jisne pyaar karna sikha diya so like this I will be able to write both.
You can imagine Roshni and Sid as Nia Sharma and Ravi Dubey.
Please ignore grammatical mistakes