Manik was checking few comments on his Instagram post , lying in the blanket after waking up. Then his phone rang up. He smiled broadly when he saw his angel name which was flashing on his screen. Only her name used to bring smile on his face. He grinned picking up the call.
“Hello.. Miss beautiful.” He said sweetly putting the phone on his ear and sat up on the bed. On the other side she blushed listening his compliment , sitting on bed.
“Stop blushing and go to balcony.” He said making her confused that Why he was asking her to go in balcony.
“What happened Manik ?” She asked confusingly getting up from bed.
“First go..” He was not ready to tell her anything. She went in balcony.
“Now tell me.. , I am in balcony.” She asked looking all around.
“Ek bari dekhna ki aaj suraj kha se nikala hai..” Manik asked making Nandini hell angry. Manik tried to control his laugh pressing his lips together.
“Manik.. What happened to you ? What are you saying ?” She clutched the railing from her free hand and asked losing his temper because he was behaving so weird.
“Nandini you called me up today yourself. I thought may be today sun rises in the west.” He said and laughed loudly covering his mouth with his hand. Nandini became confused that she should laugh or she should shout on him for this joke.
His laugh brought smile on her face.
“You are crazy Manik.” She said and shook her head in a disbelief.
“Actually It made me happy. This shows that you are trying.. trying to move on.” He said now becoming serious but the smile didn’t leave his face. She was trying to move on forgetting about her past , this was her first step towards him.
“You know Manik , I am feeling fresh today. It feels so good.. good to be positive. After such a long time today I am seriously happy and you are the reason of my happiness. Thank you..” She thanked him from her heart. Her words made his heart happy. He wanted to become the reason of her happiness and he became.
“I don’t want your thank you. I want reward.” He said again teasingly. His words made her quiet.
“What reward ?” She bit her lower lip and asked tugging her hair behind her ear which were coming in her eyes again and again.
“You know that what type of reward I am talking about Nandini.” He said and she again blushed shutting her eyes tightly.
“Haye.. I wish I would be there with you to see your blushing face.” He said closing like he was imagining her face in his face. She was shocked that Every time how he came to know when she blushed.
“Manik tomorrow is Holi and I love holi. What’s your plan ?” She asked changing the topic smartly.
“She loves holi. How should I tell her now that I hate holi.” Manik thought while Nandini got confused when he didn’t answer her. He never played holi. He hated those chemical filled colours. He hated the wastage of water.
“Every year Dad throws a party on holi. This year you are also invited. So will you come ?” He invited her for the party and didn’t tell her that he hated holi.
“If you love holi then this year I will also celebrate holi. Mein iss holi par tumhai apne pyaar ke rang mein rang dunga Nandini.” He thought having smile on his face. He even got ready to play holi for her. He could do anything for her because he loved her.
“That’s great. I will surely come Manik because I love holi.” Nandini said like a excited kid. Manik just smiled. He was happy because she was happy. Her happiness , her positive attitude, her words and her excitement , all these things were giving peace to his heart.
Manik walked out of the bathroom getting ready after taking shower. Muskan shocked him.
“Happy Holi Manik Chachu..” she shouted splashing the water on Manik from her water gun. Manik glared him and she giggled cutely covering her mouth with her hand.
“Musu today is not holi , Holi is tomorrow. You spoiled your Chachu’s cloth. He was going out for the important work. ” Manik said in calm tone kneeling down in front of her.
“Now what Chachu will do ?” He asked raising his eyebrows and putting hand on her face. Muskan was still grinning naughtily.
“Musu ko ka pata.” She said cutely and shrugged her shoulder.
“Aaj toh choti wali holi hai. Aul chachu bula na mano holi hai.” She said pulling her chachu’s cheek with her one hand and from other hand she was holding the water gun. Manik was angry because he was getting late for the recording. But seeing her cuteness , his all anger vanished away.
“Chachu kal toh mein apko lang wali pichkari malunga. Voh kya khete hai..” she paused and tried to remember a word. Manik was confused that what she was thinking.
“Tailer..” she yelled after few seconds remembering the word. Manik became more confused with her word.
“Yeh toh sirf tailer tha picture toh abhi baki hai.” She said and winked blinking her both the eyes cutely. Manik chuckled on her word tailer and on her cute wink.
Manik came out from his room after changing his cloth and now Cabir came with bucket of water. He splashed the water on him shouting “Happy Holi” Manik glared him angrily.
“Cabir..” He yelled angrily. His eyes were spitting fire. First Muskan then his brother. That was the only , he hated holi.
“Now don’t.. don’t you dare to say that bura na mano holi hai. You know that I hate holi.” Cabir had just opened his mouth to speak something but before him Manik shouted angrily pointing his index finger toward him. Cabir closed his mouth and put the finger on his lips. Manik walked inside and slammed the door angrily on his face. Cabir was laughing holding his stomach.
“Now it’s time to play holi with big brother Aditya Malhotra.” He left from there saying this. Cabir was funniest member of the family. He was like kid.
This time before stepping out of his room , Manik was checking the danger properly. He opened the door slightly and he was peeping out cutely. Then his eyes fell on the angelic feminine figure who was approaching toward his room. She was his angel Nandini. He rubbed his both eyes because he thought he was dreaming with opened eyes. Manik opened the door having smile on his face because she was in real . Nandini also saw him and passed him a warm smile.
Then she reached toward him.
“Happy Holi Manik..” She said applying the red colour ‘the colour of love’ on his cheeks and Manik was looking at her shockingly. This danger was unexpected for him. Nandini was laughing looking at him.
“So do you like my reward ?” She asked raising her eyebrows and laughed loudly. First Manik was shocked but then he got lost in her laugh. His heart was going crazy seeing her happy. He forgot about everything looking at her. He wished that the time should stop in this moment and he kept staring her till infinity. It was so peaceful to see her like this for him.
“You took my heart away with your laugh.” He said pulling her toward himself holding her both the arms. She stopped laughing and looked toward him shockingly. His touch started making her weak like always. Her heart started beating rapidly and her breath became uneven. He started taking his hand upward from her elbow to shoulder. She closed her eyes taking a deep breath. His touch was heaven for her. His touch burned his body. His touch took her into the another world , the world where nobody was there except them. Manik was smirking seeing her reaction of his touch. He loved the way how his touch used to make her crazy.
Somebody coughed and they both pulled away from each other. Nandini was looking down embarrassingly while Manik was looking at the person who was approaching toward them.
That person was this time Aditya Malhotra. Manik’s big brother.
“Itna openly toh Zoya aur mein bhi romance nhi karte mere bhai.. tu toh humshe bhi aage nikla..” Aditya said in fun tone and Chuckled. Nandini was feeling so embarrassed. Manik was also looking at his brother shyly.
“Just chill guyz. I was just kidding. For the first time I have caught someone while romancing. Vese sabh mujhe aur zoya ko pakadhte hai. I didn’t want to spoil but I want to experience this.”Aditya laughed saying this. Manik and Nandini looked toward him shockingly opening their eyes wide.
“I am going. You continue..” Aditya said winking at Manik and left patting his shoulder.
“My family is little crazy.” Manik said looking at Nandini.
“Bhut achi hai. Everyone are so fun loving and nice. I admire everyone in your family. Specially that chota packet badha dhamal , Muskan. She is so adorable.” Nandini said happily. Manik was feeling glad to get a girl like Nandini who would love his family like her own family.
“Can we go inside ? I need to wash my hands.” She said showing her hands to him on which red colour was applied. Manik nodded his head. Then they both walked inside the room.
Nandini was waiting for Manik sitting on the bed. He was changing his clothes for the third time inside the bathroom. He walked outside pulling the sleeves of his shirt upto his elbow. Nandini got up looking at him. He passed her a smile and walked toward him. She smiled back.
“Manik , I should go now. I am getting late.” She said when he reached toward her. He became sad. Whenever she talked about going away from him , he used to become sad. He just nodded his head and didn’t stop her because the thing was that he was also getting late. Then they together left the house.
“Tomorrow is holi. Musu is super excited. Musu kal sabko colour lagaegi dher sara. Yippee..” Muskan was jumping on the bed , clapping her hands excitedly. She was super excited for the holi. Zoya and Adi were lying and admiring their daughter. She was jumping in between them.
“I will colour you in the colour of my love tomorrow” He sent the message to Nandini before sleeping. For the first time the person who hated holi that person was excited like anything for holi. This was the effect of Nandini’s love.
On the other side Nandini smiled reading his message. She was also lying inside the blanket and seeing the pictures of them which Manik had posted on Instagram. She was not getting over that beautiful picture.
“Can’t wait for that. I really want you to colour me your colours tomorrow. I want to forget everything tomorrow.” She replied him back and sent the message having big smile on her face. Manik felt like to dance crazily after reading her reply. Her message increased his excitement.