Manik woke up , stretching his arms. He picked up his phone from the side table. A smile came on his face when he saw the notification of her messages on Instagram. He immediately opened her messages. Seeing her messages, he completely forgot that he was angry because she didn’t message him before sleeping last night.
“Last night dad came and I couldn’t able to message you.”
“I am sorry.” These two messages gave him relief that there was a reason that’s why she didn’t message him. He didn’t feel like that she was giving excuse.
“It’s okay. ”
“I won’t lie that I wasn’t angry. I was angry yesterday. But now knowing your genuine reason. I am okay with it.” He send the messages. He saw that immediately the messages were seen by Nandini.
“Thank you for being so understanding always.” He smiled reading her reply.
“Can we meet somewhere for the breakfast ? I just want to spend time with you.” He sent the message, hoping her answer to be yes.
“I have no problem. Just tell me the place and time. I will reach.” He smiled broadly getting her answer yes. He messaged her the venue and the time. He happily jumped out from his bed to take shower. He couldn’t wait to meet her. He had met her yesterday only but he was getting excited like he was meeting her after a long time.
Aditya was getting ready for office. He was setting his hair with his hands , standing in front of mirror. Zoya hugged him from behind , wrapping her hands around him. Yesterday when their make out was disturbed by their daughter, they completed their make out in washroom like always. Adi turned toward her and both looked at each other with a smile. She set his tie properly. Their front collided with each other when he pulled her toward himself , holding her waist.
“Adi stop it , Muskan is sleeping in this room. If she wakes up.” Zoya said putting her both hands on his chest when he came close to kiss her lips.
“If she not then” he said coming close to her . She moved her face away from him and tried to push him.
“Musu uthi hi hue hai , mumma daddy (Muskan has already awaken)” she giggled after saying this , lying in the blanket. Listening her words , Adi and Zoya moved apart from each other immediately. They were so embarrassed as they had been caught by their little daughter while romancing. Adi walked out from the room without saying anything. And Zoya started setting the bed without even looking at Muskan. Muskan was just laughing.
Manik was driving the car happily. As he was going to meet her. It started raining outside making the atmosphere beautiful. He loved rain from childhood. He liked to be get drenched in rain. He even liked to dance in the rain. Rain made him more happy. He was smiling , thinking about her. He was imagining himself with Nandini. Walking in the rain , looking into each other eyes and holding each other hands.
Manik was sitting tensed in the restaurant alone. As Nandini didn’t even come after 1 hour of their decided time. He called her so many times but she was not even answering his calls. He wasn’t angry, he was worried for her. He was sure that there was something wrong that’s why she didn’t come and not even picking up his calls. He decided to wait for her Fifteen minutes more.
Fifteen minutes passed away..
But she didn’t come.
Getting up , he walked out from the restaurant worriedly.
Ram opened the door of his house and got surprised to see Manik on the door. Yes he reached Nandini house to check her.
Manik was worried for her. But he tried to hide it from Ram through his smile. He didn’t want to make him tensed that’s why.
“Hello Uncle” he greeted him with the smile.
“Hello beta , come inside.” Ram took him inside. They settled down in the drawing room.
“Uncle where is Nandini?” He asked about Nandini next moment because he was hell worried for her. That’s why he just couldn’t able to stop himself from asking about her. As he knew that something was wrong.
“Inside” Ram said getting up. Manik nodded his head. He was confused that why she didn’t come. If she was at home only.
“Uncle , can i just go inside to see her ?”he took permission like a true gentleman from Ram.
“Yeh sure. She is all yours.” Ram said and smiled. Manik smiled back , getting up. He walked toward her room. Ram was smiling, seeing him.
Room door was closed but was not locked. He knocked thrice but didn’t get answer. This made him more worried. He walked inside, opening the door immediately. His eyes
were scanning her in the whole room. He found her sitting on the floor with the support of bed in the middle. She was sitting holding her knees tightly. Her eyes were staring straight as like she was in some kind of shock. He walked close to her , taking slow step. He was shocked to see her like this. He was not getting that why she was sitting like this.
“Nandini.. ” Standing in front of her , he called her. Listening his words, her eye balls moved and she looked upward. For two seconds, she looked at him. Then she immediately stood up , taking support of bed. Manik was just looking at her confusingly.
“Manik… what.. are you doing here ? We had planned to meet in restaurant right ?” She asked , looking at him.
“Yes we had but you didn’t come. I waited for you for one hour.” He said and she got shocked to see the time in her wrist watch. She tensely rubbed her forehead, closing her eyes.
“When I entered in your room , you were completely. What happened? Is everything alright?” Manik asked worriedly ,walking few steps close to her. She opened her eyes and looked at him sadly. He found pain in her eyes.
“What happened? Tell me please” he asked , holding her hand with his both hands. She felt better and good when his hands touched her hand.
“I hate rain , that’s why i didn’t come. I use to stay in my room when it’s rain outside.” He was shocked , listening her answer. Her answer was completely unexpected for him. Few seconds ago , she didn’t even know that she was 1 hour late. Then she was saying that she didn’t come because she hated rain.
“You could have told me. I was waiting for you. You were not even picking my calls. I know there is something wrong.” He asked worriedly, looking at her. His hands were still holding her hand.
“I.. can’t tell you. Sorry.” She spoke taking her hand back. Manik was looking at her confusingly. He was not understanding that what was wrong with her. He just wanted that she should share with him everything.
“Okay , fine. Forgot about everything. I just want to know that why you hate rain. I toh love rain.” He said. He didn’t ask further that why didn’t come. Because he didn’t want to force her for anything. He just wanted her to trust him. He wanted that she should share her problems with him herself. He was sure that one day she would.
“I just hate rain. I don’t even want to talk about rain.” She spoke little loudly. Her words were showing her hatred for rain. Seeing her this reaction, he became more desperate to know the reason of her hatred toward rain.
“Calm down and sit here.” He made her sit on the bed , holding her both arms. Himself he sat beside her. They remained silent for few minutes. In those few minutes, she was playing with her fingers. He was just noticing her each and every action. She was becoming a mystery for him. First time when she told him that she couldn’t trust him. He thought that she couldn’t trust him because he was a rich stranger for her. But seeing all this , he was feeling like there was something else. Something very big.
“I am sorry , Manik. I know that i am sounding like a crazy person to you. I made you wait there for me and didn’t even inform you. And still you are being so nice to me. And i am shouting on you.” She said looking at him. He smiled because he was happy that she was behaving normal again.
“Why are you smiling ?”she stopped and asked confusingly.
“Because few minutes ago , you were really behaving like a psycho. But i am glad that you are behaving normal now.” He answered her and she smiled lightly in response.
“Now can we go to eat breakfast. The rain has also stopped. Rats are jumping in my stomach.” Manik said getting up. He moved his hand on his stomach cutely like a small baby while saying last sentence. His act made Nandini smiled broadly.
“Musu , stop making mumma’s cloth wet.” Zoya scolded Muskan. Naughty Muskan was taking bath in bathtub. She was laughing and throwing water on her mumma. After Listening her words also , she didn’t stop.
“Mumma please take bath with me.” She requested.
“Mumma can’t.” Zoya denied her request. She didn’t want to deny her. But she was having no other option as it was her first day of periods.
“Why Mumma ? Musu really wants to bath with her mumma.” She said stubbornly. Zoya was not understanding that how to explain her.
“Because today Musu , Mumma and daddy are planning to go out for breakfast. If Mumma will take bath with you. She will get late.” She said giving her fake reason.
“What really ? Then mumma , make me bath fast. Musu toh (ko) bhi late ni hona.” She said happily and Zoya smiled broadly seeing her happiness.
“Manik , I want to tell something you.” They completed their breakfast. After that Nandini said , playing with her fingers nervously. They were sitting in the restaurant. She was looking at him nervously. He was sitting opposite to her. He looked toward her and noticed her hands moment. He immediately held her hands tightly to make her feel better.
“Go ahead. Tell me. I promise that I will understand you.” He also tried to make her feel better with his words. But she was still looking at him nervously.
“I am not virgin.” She said in broken voice after taking a deep breath, looking at him. Manik in a shock left her hands.