“How could you treat a kid like this, if she is poor.” Nandini shouted ,showing her index to a young man , who was standing in front of her. He was wearing business suit. He was hitting a girl who was begging money from him and Nandini ran to save her from him . The little girl was standing scared behind Nandini.
“The girls like you don’t fight like this. They just only make the boy’s wet.” He said shamelessly having smirk on his face. His words rose her anger. She raised her hand in the air to slap him but he held her hand before she could slap him. He chuckled evilly. She gave him disgusting looks and tried to take out her hands.
She opened her mouth to shout on him again but her mouth stayed open in a shock when somebody punched that monster directly on his face. That somebody was non other than her hero , Manik. Before that person could react , he got another punch from Manik. He punched his face five times without any pause. His eyes were spitting fire. He was boiling in anger.
“How dare you touch my girl like this. And who gave you permission to talk like this with my girl.” He shouted angrily , holding the collars of his shirt. The person was not in a condition to respond. His face was bleeding.
Nandini was just looking at him shockingly and surprisingly . For the first time, she was seeing Manik’s this side. She had never seen him even talking to anyone in a loud voice before . That’s why she was hell shocked after seeing him shouting like this. She was little happy also. As for the first time , somebody was fighting for her. When he called her ‘my girl’ , her heart felt happy.
A small crowd gathered around them. Manik was continuously punching him with his one hand and from his other hand , he held him straight by holding his collar. It was clearly visible that Manik was not in his senses. Nandini realised that she needs to stop him now. The person had already became half unconscious.
“Manik , you need to stop. Or else he will die.” Nandini said , holding his shoulder from behind. Listening her words , Manik came back to his senses. He left the collar of his shirt in a shock. He looked toward Nandini. He was giving her looks like he himself was shocked by his act. Nandini blinked her eyes.
“Let’s go.” Saying this , she started taking her toward the opposite side of the road , where their car was there. Nandini was crossing the road, holding him from shoulder. People stared them for a moment, then left.
“I am sorry. I shouldn’t have reacted like this.” When they reached toward their car , He apologised for his act , looking at Nandini. Nandini stayed silent and let him complete his words.
“I don’t know what had happened to me when that bastard held your hand and said those disgusting words to you. I became crazy” He tried to justify his act. It was clearly visible that he was also shocked with his act.
“I felt like to kill him at that moment. How dare he used those words for you. He even touched you with his dirty hands.” He continued. He said again becoming angry as the scene of that monster touching his angel came in front of his eyes.
“I am really sorry , Nandini. That you have to see all this. “He again apologised , holding her hand with his both hands. He even came little close to her. She was just staring him silently.
“You did nothing wrong. That person deserves what you did. Even he deserves the worst. So you don’t need to feel sorry. In fact i want to say that Thank you for doing this.” She said with a small smile. Manik felt like his heart became lighter , listening her words. He thought that she would shout on him for beating him like this. But it happened opposite, she was happy with his acts.
“You know. Until today , I had never beaten anyone. I used to shout to take my anger out. Beating , fighting and all this was not cup of my tea.” He told her and she was shocked to hear this.
“Then why you did this today ?” She asked instantly when he completed his words.
“For you. Seeing that bastard misbehaving with you. My anger reached upto it’s highest peak. I couldn’t able to control my anger. All that happened automatically. Nothing was in my hand. I myself was shocked.” He answered her question. Listening his words , she got lost in a deep thoughts.
“Hey.. Nandini” he called her waving his hand in front of her. She came on the earth back and looked toward him.
“Where you get lost ?” He asked moving his eyebrows upward.
“Nowhere.” She answered immediately, nodding her head.
“I think we should go , now.” She said before he could ask her anything further. He nodded his head. Then they both settled down in the car.
“You know what , i am feeling happy.” She said , looking at him , having smile on her face. Manik was starting the engine of car , then he looked toward Nandini confusingly.
“It’s great that you are happy. But can I know the reason of your happiness?” He asked still looking at her. She was just smiling, looking at him.
“The way you fought for me. Before you nobody had fought for me like this. The way you beat that bastard, it was amazing. Thanks again.” Her words were showing that how much happy she was. Manik smiled broadly, listening her words. Seeing her happiness , he was also happy to beat that Man.
“It was nothing. In fact I can fight for you from the whole world. “He said , looking deeply into her black eyes. She was amazed, listening those heavy words.
“Really?” She asked unbelievably.
“Yes really but only if you will let me to fight. I will never do the things which you don’t like. Because I really don’t want to lose you. You are really a girl , for whom , i have waited all my life. You are different. You are amazing. You are perfect for me.” He said , putting his both hand on her face and came close to her face. Nandini was really happy, listening those beautiful words from him.
“But how i am perfect for you ? As I still don’t trust you completely. And.. sometimes I behaved so weird. ” she asked , looking at him and waited for the answer.
“It doesn’t matter. Because one day you will trust me. And that day will come very soon.” He said confidently, looking directly into her eyes. She got amazed, seeing his confident.
All the time when they were talking , his both the thumb were caressing her cheeks. Which was making Nandini feel so good. His touch was making her feel alive as always.
“How can you be sure ?” She asked another question.
“I know , you will , Nandini. Just wait and watch.” He said and came close to her face. He gently kissed her forehead. She closed her eyes in response , putting her hand on his hand. She felt amazing when his lips touched her skin. Just a small kiss made her feel so good , she thought what would happen when his lips would touch all over her skin. The kiss was a promise that he would surely make her trust him one day.
They moved away from each other , having light smile on their faces. Then Manik started the engine of the car again. Nandini was just looking at him. She was still thinking that how could a man like Manik , was ready to do anything for a silly girl like her.
“Thank you so much Adi for coming.” Zoya said , sitting in the car beside Aditya. He was driving the car. They were heading back home after the breakfast. Muskan was cutely sleeping on her lap , hiding her face in her mumma chest.
“Just a Thank won’t work. I want reward.” He said as always being naughty. Zoya shook her head , listening his words.
“What type of reward you are talking about. I don’t understand.” She said , looking at him innocently. She very well know that what type of reward he was talking about but she enjoyed to tease her husband.
“Mrs. Zoya Malhotra, i know that you are teasing me.”He said and chuckled. She made a sad pout , looking at him.
“So i want my reward at night. I will come early for it.” He said looking at her having smile on his face. She blushed looking down.
“And most important thing. It’s your first day of your periods , so take proper rest. No need to any work today. You don’t show that it’s hurt. But i know it’s hurt badly in these days.” He said strictly being a caring husband. Zoya was looking at him confusingly.
“How do you know that it’s hurt.” She asked immediately.
“I have read somewhere.” He looked at her first and then replied, again concentrating on the driving the car.
“Mumma , Musu toh ice cleam kani hai. (Mumma , Muskan wants to eat Ice Cream)”she woke up , rubbing her eyes. She spoke cutely and it made them laugh loudly.
“Which Ice cream my daughter wants to eat ?” Adi asked , looking toward his daughter for a second. Zoya making her sit properly on her lap and also setting her messed up hair.
“Vanilla, Chocolate and Mango.” She counted the Ice cream on her fingers.
“Daddy , three Ice Cream”at last she showed her three fingers to him. Adi smiled , looking at her.
Nandini was in Art gallery. Few minutes ago, Manik had dropped her there. She was sitting on the counter and lost in deep thoughts. She was thinking after today incident that she should tell him about her ex boyfriend. Seeing him the way he was fighting for her ,she thought to tell him.
But still she was not completely sure that he would understand her or he would also judge her wrongly. Her mind was still stopping her from trusting him. Her mind was still doubting that he was really a good person or he was just doing all this to get marry with her. Her heart was screaming loudly to trust him , to tell him everything and to move on from the past. But her mind was still thinking about the past happenings. She was listening to his mind instead of her heart and still doubting Manik. Because she was regretting before only after listening to her heart. From childhood , she was the girl , who used to listen to her heart and used to do what her heart used to say . But after that incident , she started listening to her mind. Because she didn’t want to be get fooled again , listening to her heart.
Her phone beeped up and she came on the earth back. The phone was in her hand only. She saw the notification and got to know that Manik messaged her on Instagram. She opened his message and a smile spread across her face , reading his message. He was the only one , who used to make her smile at any situation. His just one message brought a smile on her face.
“Hey beautiful. It’s just only few minutes passed and I have already started missing you. What you are doing to me , Angel. I just can’t wait to make you my wife.” She loved the way , he was calling her angel and beautiful. His each and every word made her feel special. She just send a smiley emoji in reply. Then after a few second, he called her up.
She was about to pick up the call but stopped when she saw someone on the doorstep of Art gallery.
“You..” she asked surprisingly.