“Mumma endagement kab hogi.. Musu ko nini ae hai. Chachu.. chachi ka chale gye. Mein subha se wait kal lha hoon. ( Mumma when will be engagement happened ? Musu is feeling sleepy. Where did chachu.. Chachi go ? I am waiting since morning.)” Muskan said sadly rubbing her both the eyes with her tiny hands.
Zoya was about to answer Muskan but stopped when she saw Manan. They were walking out from the room.
“Muskan , they came back.” Zoya said pointing her index finger toward them. Muskan looked them and her eyes started twinkling . She ran toward them.
Nandini was looking down embarrassingly because everybody were staring her and giving her doubtful looks. Manik noticed this. He entwined his hand with her. She looked toward him. He blinked his eyes squeezing her hand lightly. He said in gesture that he is with her. Nandini gave him small smile in response. She felt strong and looked straight into everybody eyes. Manik’s love became his strength.
“Talo ab dalti se endagement kalo. Musu aul intzal ni kal sakti. ( Now come on , do the engagement fast. Musu can’t wait more.) Muskan said strictly coming in front of them like grandmother. Manan smiled looking down at her. Before they could speak something, she started dragging them toward the stage holding their hands. Manan looked at each other having smile on their face.
They reached on stage. Nandini gave everybody sorry looks because she was blaming herself that the whole function got spoiled because of her.
“Are you feeling better now , Nandini ?” Ram was about to ask this from her daughter but before him , Neyonika went to her. She asked cubbing Nandini’s face having concern in her eyes for Nandini. Nandini looked toward her unbelievably. She was feeling blessed to get a mother like Neyonika. Nandini just hugged her making her surprised. Neyoinka hugged her back and kissed her hair.
“Now I am feeling better.” Nandini said happily after breaking the hug. Neyonika smiled broadly in response. Ram was feeling so happy to see this. After that Manan stood in front of each other. Nandini was smiling happily. After today incident , she came to know that Manik’s family trusted her so much. Manik was super happy to see her smile.
He gave his hand to Nandini. She held his hand and slide the ring on his finger and there was a huge round of applause. Manan were looking at each other having smile on their face. Then Manik slide the ring on Nandini’s finger. He leaned down toward her hand and gently kissed her knuckle. Nandini blushed looking down. Then he looked toward her and grinned after seeing her blushing. Manik was happy because finally they got engaged. After two weeks they would be get married also. With this engagement Manik made a promise to Nandini that he would never leave her and always support her. Nandini made a promise to Manik that she would try to trust him.
Photographers were clicking Manan pictures for the album on the terrace. Manik was enjoying a lot this photo session. He was standing behind her , wrapping his hand around her waist and resting his chin on her shoulder. Nandini was feeling good to be in his arms. She was also enjoying this photo session. They both smiled and photographers took their perfect pictures.
After the photo session got wrapped up. Manik walked toward the door to leave. Nandini was also coming behind him. But she stopped as something clicked her mind.
“Manik.. wait. ” She asked Manik to wait and he got stopped on the doorstep listening her voice. He turned around looking at her confusingly.
“I want to give you something.” She said in low voice , playing with her hands.
“What?” He asked walking toward her.
“Reward.” She said and looked down while blushing. Manik was surprised to hear the word reward and the blush on her face made him suspicious.
“What type of reward you are talking about Nandini ?” Manik asked grinning. She looked toward him still blushing. Next moment Nandini palmed his eyes with her one hand . She stood on her toes and gave a quick kiss on his cheek. She stood back on her feet , removing her hand from his eyes. Manik was looking at her surprisingly. She just kissed him. It was quick cheek kiss but it was more than enough for him. Because the Nandini who was running away from her feeling a day before , she kissed him. Manik was smiling like a fool and looking at her unbelievably.
“Say something Manik.” She said holding his hand. He came on the earth back listening her words. He rubbed his forehead and she smiled. He wasn’t understanding that what to say. He was just speechless at that moment.
“Between Can I ask ? Why I get this beautiful and surprising reward ?” He asked raising her eyebrows and wrapping his hand around his chest.
“Because I love the way how you stood for me in front of everybody and how you gave me strength when i became weak in front of the crowd. This kiss is nothing in front of what you are doing for me Manik.” She said looking at him having respect in her eyes for him. Manik smiled in response.
“This means.. I am going to get so many rewards in future.” He said and smirked. She gave him confused looks.
“Because I will always fight for you. I can fight for you from the whole world.” He said putting hand on her face. Nandini felt good when his hand touched her cheek and his words were just blissful for her.
“Won’t I get reward then ?” He asked like a excited kid raising his eyebrows. Nandini again blushed looking down.
“You look adorable when you blush.” He said raising her chin upward by holding it with his thumb and index finger. She became completely red like tomatoes after his this compliment. Manik was just smiling looking at her. She closed her eyes shyly. Manik was getting crazy seeing her cuteness.
“Will you please stop ?” Suddenly he shouted and she looked toward him confusingly after opening her eyes.
“Stop making me crazy with your cuteness or else I won’t be able to control myself.” He warned her , touching her lower lip with his thumb. When his hands touched her lip , she instantly closed her eyes in response. He started brushing her lower lip and now he was making her crazy with his touch. He was smirking , looking at her.
“What’s going on here ?” They both took few steps away from each other listening someone’s voice from the door of terrace. Nandini looked toward the person and the person was non other Cabir Malhotra. She immediately looked down embarrassingly. Manik put his hand on his forehead recognising the voice. He was standing facing his back to Cabir.
“Half of the time , you both remained missing from the party. I mean bro , i used to think that you are zero in romance but you are Romance guru. Can’t you both wait till marriage ? Or you both want to make babies before marriage.” He walked toward them and said in fun tone and laughed loudly. Nandini looked toward him widening her eyes and ran from there getting embarrassed.
“Cabir are you crazy. You seriously speak nonsense every time.” Manik shouted on Cabir and he also left from there. Cabir was standing there having smile on his face. He enjoyed a lot to tease others.
Nandini came back home with her father after the party. Her father didn’t talk about the incident which happened in party because he didn’t want to make her upset. He just said that he is happy for her. After the short conversation, they both walked to their respective rooms. The smile was not leaving from her face. The smile was the proof of her happiness. She sat in front of dressing table. She started taking out earrings from her ears , looking at her reflection in the mirror. She was lost in Manik’s thoughts. His blissful words were echoing in her ear and making her heart happy. She touched her lips remembering about his magical touch. She touched her cheek where he had kissed her.
“Again you are becoming fool in love.” His mind said to her suddenly and her smile vanished away from her face instantly.
“I am not becoming fool. I am just trying to move on. I got tired of fighting alone. It’s better to try then doing nothing. I have decided that I will only think positive from now and will not listen to my mind. Manik is doing so much for me , so it’s my duty to do something for him too. He just wants one thing from me that I should try to move on. It’s time to say bye bye to negative thoughts and say hi to positive thoughts.” She said to herself having smile on her face. She stood up from the stool taking a deep breath.
Zoya was making Muskan sleep. She was caressing her forehead. Muskan fell asleep with in few minutes. Zoya got up after kissing her forehead. She went to take out her nightdress from the cupboard. Adi walked out from the washroom wearing vest and lower. He walked toward her and hugged her tightly from behind wrapping his hands around her chest and started placing kisses on her bare back. Zoya clutched her nightdress tightly and closed her eyes in response. He turned her toward himself and captured her lips cubbing her face. They started kissing each other crazily. Her hands clutched his vest and his hands pulled her toward himself grabbing her hips. He pressed her hips and she moaned in his mouth.
“Adi we need to go outside.” When Adi attacked toward her neck , Zoya said after catching her breath back when her eyes fell on Muskan. Adi looked toward her. He sucked her lips and picked her in his arms.
“You know that today I am going to make you scream a lot that’s why you suggested us to go outside , right?” He asked raising his eyebrows. She hid her face in his chest getting shy. Then he took her in their private swimming pool area which was attached to his room. They spent half of the night there only in each other arms.
A new beginning for Nandini. From today , she would only think positive. She woke up stretching her arms and having beautiful smile on her face. She was feeling fresh this morning. She got up yawning. She went outside. Her father was sitting in drawing, holding newspaper in his hand. She hugged him from behind wrapping her hands around his neck and wished him good morning. Her father also wished her kissing her temple. She sat down beside him. He showed her newspaper. On front page , there was collage of engagement pictures of Manan with headline ‘The Royal engagement of Manik Malhotra’. They were looking so beautiful together. Nandini kept staring the newspaper for few minutes. She wasn’t able to believe on her eyes because they were looking perfect together in those pictures. She clicked the image of the newspaper immediately and sent to Manik.
Howz it ?
She came on the earth back listening the doorbell. She kept the newspaper on table and went to open the door.
“Wow My friends is everywhere today.” Navya said happily as Nandini opened the door. Nandini gave him confused looks.
“Newspaper, magazine ,Facebook , Instagram.. everywhere.” She said and Nandini opened her mouth in 0 shape understanding her words.
“Did you see Manik’s post on Instagram ? It’s trending everywhere. Wait let me show you.” She said taking out phone from her pocket. Nandini also got excited to see picture after listening Navya’s words. She showed her that picture. Now she kept staring that picture. She wasn’t able to believe that how they were looking so beautiful together. Then she read the status and a broad smile spread across her face.