“Nandini you gained 800k followers on Instagram with in few days.” Navya entered inside Nandini’s room , shouting crazily. Nandini was lost in deep thoughts and she came on the earth back , listening her voice.
“Please please, Ask Manik to follow me also.” She requested, sitting beside Nandini.
“Why don’t you ask him to follow you yourself. I will what’s app his number to you.” She said and Navya hugged her , getting super happy.
“And don’t irritate him with your silly talks.” She added after breaking the hug. Navya frowned.
“Do you mean to say that I irritate you?” Navya asked angrily. Nandini nodded her head. Navya picked up the pillow which was kept on the bed and started beating her with the pillow.
“Okay , I am sorry. Please stop.” Nandini was laughing loudly and asking her to stop but Navya was beating her crazily. Then they started the pillow fight. After getting tired , both laid on the bed , holding the pillows in their hands. They were catching their breath back. Then they both laughed loudly, looking at each other.
“Yaar Nandini , What I should wear on your engagement ? I am so confused.” Navya said after their laughing session.
“Let’s go for shopping then..” Nandini said and Navya immediately got ready. ” let’s go.” She said , getting up from the bed.
“Chachu , ka hai Musu ti chotlates ?( where is my chocolates ?” When Manik walked inside the house , Muskan came running toward him , asking about her chocolates. Manik was having no answer because he forgot about the deal which he had made to her.
“Chachu forgot to bring chocolate.” Manik said , picking her in his arms.
“Chachu , Musu ko tlee zelo thirty minutes mein chocolates chayie vana deal cancel. (Muskan wants chocolates in thirty minutes or else forget about our deal)” She blackmailed him and Manik opened his mouth , making 0 shape.
“Manik , no more chocolates for her. Just now She has eaten two chocolates. All the time , she wants to eat chocolate. ” Zoya said strictly, coming there. Muskan made angry pout.
“And mumma aap all the time shouting on musu. Musu toh itna pyaara bacha phil bhi. Haina chachu.” She said super cutely and Manik kissed her cheeks. Her words brought smile on Zoya’s face.
“Musu mera pyaara baby toh hai but voh bhut jada naughty aur jidi bhi hai. Jo ki Kabhi mumma ki bat nhi sunti. ( Musu is cute but she is very naughty and stubborn. Who never listen to her mumma.)” Zoya said , taking Muskan in her arms.
“Manik , Which deal she was talking about to you ?” Zoya asked from Manik , moving her eyebrows upward. Muskan giggled , covering her mouth with her hands cutely . Manik rubbed his forehead , having no answer of her question.
“Nothing Important bhabhi. Muskan was not eating chapati yesterday . So we made a deal that if she will eat chapati then I will give her chocolate.” Manik lied smartly and Muskan was laughing crazily. Zoya looked toward Muskan suspiciously.
“Bhabhi, I need to get fresh.”Manik said and ran from there like a kid before Zoya could ask him more questions.
“Uff.. lying is not cup of my tea. It needs so much of strength.” Manik cutely said to himself, closing the door of his room. He was too nice and this was his biggest weakness.
Then he went to washroom to get fresh. After coming back, he did first work to send message to Nandini ‘missing me ?’
Nandini came home at night after the shopping. She was preparing dinner , lost in the thoughts of Manik. Her heart was feeling like to call him and talk to him but her mind was stopping her. Like always, she was listening to her mind. She didn’t even check her phone since evening.
“Why are you thinking about him ? Again , your heart is becoming fool in love and you are doing nothing . You need to control yourself or else, this time you will lose everything.” Her mind warned her when she thought to message him and she backed off.
On the other hand, Manik was desperately waiting for her reply of his message since evening. But sadly she hadn’t even seen his message yet. This was making him upset. He wanted to call her but decided to wait.
“Musu ko aap sabko kuch batana hai.. (musu what wants to tell something.” Muskan said when the Malhotra’s were taking dinner. Manik was just rolling the spoon in the bowl , lost in thinking about Nandini’s words. Listening Muskan’s word, he looked toward her , coming on the earth back.
“Aaj Chachu aul chachi ne ek dusle ko kissi ki , here. (Today , Chachi and Chachu kissed each other here)” She said , putting her hand on her lips. Manik was staring her when she was telling about the kiss then he immediately looked downward embarrassingly because he knew that now everyone were gonna stare him. As he expected, Everyone were really staring him.
“Solly chachu , mele tummy mein ue ho lhi thi. Mein control hi nhi kal pae. (Sorry , Chachu , I couldn’t able to digest the secret)” She cutely apologised, holding her ears.
“Oh.. now I understand that Muskan was trying to tell me this before and you were stopping her. Tusi toh cha gye..” Cabir laughed loudly , saying this and then all started laughing. Manik finally looked toward them smiling shyly.
“Tu bhada hi tej nikla mere bhai.. matlab kiss bhi hogye.” Adi said teasingly.
“It happened because of your daughter. She asked us to kiss her together and when we came to kiss her , she moved behind.” Manik told them how the accidental kiss happened. Everybody laughed more loudly to know this.
“Oh , Tabhi mein socho bhaiya kabse itne romantic hogye , kyuki voh toh romance mein ek dam zero hai. poor bhabhi. ( oh , so this is the real matter and i was thinking that when he became so romantic because he is zero in romance.)” Cabir said and laughed loudly on his words himself. Manik just shook his head in a disbelief, listening his words. He used to avoid talking to him whenever he used to tease him. Then this teasing session lasted until the dinner ended.
After the dinner, coming back to room , Nandini finally checked her phone. Her finger automatically opened the message of Manik.
“No” she thought for a moment then sent the reply of his message that she didn’t miss him. She also knew that it was a big fat lie but his mind forced her to send this message. On the other side Manik who was desperately waiting for her message, felt hurt reading her reply.
“I mean to say that I didn’t get time to miss you. I went for shopping with Navya.” He read her next message with sad expressions . Indirectly she was hurting Manik by not accepting her feelings. He started loving her and in return he was getting nothing.
“I missed you a lot. I was waiting for your message since evening. I won’t lie that I am not sad after knowing that you didn’t miss me” She closed her eyes sadly , reading his message. She was also feeling pain in her heart by hurting him. Because her heart wanted to see him happy but she was not ready to accept it.
“I missed you a lot , Manik.” Her fingers automatically typed this message.
“Oh shit, I shouldn’t give any wrong signal to him that I have feelings for him or else he will start expecting something which I can’t give to him.” She was just about to tap the button of send but stopped herself while saying this. She immediately erased the message and took a deep breath.
“Okay , Manik. I am feeling so sleepy, today. We can talk tomorrow.” She sent this message unwillingly. She wanted to talk but her mind was asking her to talk less with him.
“I know that you are trying to run away from your feelings now. But Nandini , I will never give upon you because I know , one day you will accept your feelings.” Nandini became statue after reading his message because whatever he said it was right. He was showing her the reality. She put the phone on side table and laid down on the bed , covering herself with the blanket. Tears started falling down from her eyes automatically. She was wiping them constantly but they were not stopping. She started to sniffle. She was having no idea that why she was crying. She was crying because her heart was crying. She wanted him but she was hurting her heart and Manik too by not accepting her feelings.
Next day also , Nandini ignored him. Whenever he was calling her, she was cutting his calls , giving excuses. Manik was understanding that why she was doing this. She was running away from him because she was afraid to fall in love with him. They were going to be get engaged with in a day and before that only she started her ignoring game. Manik was not understanding that what she would get by ignoring him. She was just testing his patience. He kept calling her all the day and whenever she was pressing the decline button, she was feeling like she was stabbing the sharp knife directly into her heart again and again. By listening to her mind , she was unknowingly breaking her heart more and also Manik’s heart.
At night she was trying to sleep , closing her eyes but couldn’t able to sleep. Suddenly, she sat up the bed because she sensed him near to her. She put her hand on her chest and she could feel that her heart was beating fast. She jumped out of her bed when she heard the sound from her balcony.
She got hell scared but still she walked toward the door of balcony, taking slow steps. With her shivering hands , she opened the lock of the door. She got scared to see a person standing in balcony. His face was not visible to her because of darkness. She was just about to scream loudly but before that the person pinned her on the wall , closing her mouth with his hand. She shut her eyes tightly , getting scared.
But before even opening her eyes , she got to know with his touch that the person was Manik. She opened her eyes slowly. Her eyes widened and her chest moved up and down faster as her breath quickened. He was staring her , having anger in his eyes. His one hand was on her mouth and his other hand was on her waist. He removed his hand from her mouth slowly and let the breath escaped out from her mouth. The breath directly touched his face. Both were staring each other without even blinking their eyes. Her heartbeat and breath became more faster when he started coming close to her. Her mind asked her to push him away but this time she was out of her mind. She was getting weak in front of her desire.
“Do you have any idea that you are making me angry by ignoring me , Angel ?” He said seductively after leaning toward her ear. Her heart stopped beating for a moment when his hot breath touched her skin. She closed her eyes and her hands automatically clutched his shirt. Only he was having the power to make her heartbeat stop and next moment only make her heartbeat fast. He looked toward her , standing straight. She was looking at him , breathing heavily.
“What happened? Why are you not saying anything, now?” He asked , moving away from her , leaving her waist. She felt irritated because she wanted more. Her desires were at peak.
“Manik you should go. You shouldn’t have came here at this time.” She said after catching her breath back. And she was looking everywhere except in his eyes because she knew that if she would look into his eyes , she would again get lost in his black eyes.
“And are you doing right by ignoring me?” He chuckled first then asked in serious tone. She closed her eyes , getting disappointed from herself.
“I am giving you complete space and time. Then what’s the problem? What I did wrong that you have started to ignore me?” He was questioning her and her eyes were looking down because she was wrong. And He knew the answer but he wanted to hear the answer from her.
“You should go Manik. We can talk tomorrow.” Saying this , she about to leave but he stopped her , holding her hand. Her heartbeat again became fast.
“Not this time , Angel.” He said pulling her toward himself. Her back collided with his front. Her whole body started burning with his touch. She closed her eyes tightly. Manik touch was something which she couldn’t resist. His touch used to turn her on and at same time used make her feel alive. Her breath became uneven and she felt so good when he nuzzled his face in her hair. He loved the smell of her hair a lot. Even he was losing control on himself but he knew that he needed to stop there only for now. Before all this , he needed to win her trust and he had to make her realise her feeling also.
“In two days before our engagement , I will make you realise that you have feelings for me. That’s my promise to you , Angel” He left her , saying this. She stood there like a statue. He could hear his footsteps going away from her but she didn’t turn. Her mind started scolding her for losing control on herself. She collided down on the floor , covering her ears with her hands.