Manik entered the room from balcony and found Nandini , standing in front of mirror. She was applying lipgloss. He strolled toward her. She passed him a smile , looking at him through mirror.
“Are you going somewhere ?”He asked snaking his arms around her from behind.
She shivered with his touch. “Yup, NGO. Back to the work.”
“That’s great. I’m happy to see you so positive, my star. Just always stay like this.” Both were looking at each other through mirror.
“I love you.”He confessed and gave a kiss on her neck , just below her ear. She closed her eyes and felt so good when his lips touched her skin.
She turned toward him and cupped his face. “You made me look at the positive sides , Manik. Thank you.” She murmured before kissing his cheek.
“Never say thank you to me.” He scolded her.
“Then what ?” She asked raising her eyebrows.
“Just kiss me here.” He smirked and pointed his finger toward his lips. She flushed and her eyelashes moved down. He chuckled softly.
“Okay ?” He asked pulling her chin upward with his index finger. She smiled shyly, nodding her head.
“Now , you get ready. I’m going to office and I’ll drop you.” He said after kissing her forehead. She smiled and nodded her head.
Manik stopped the car in front of the gate of NGO. She opened her seatbelt.
“Take care of yourself.” He murmured, stroking her cheeks. He was worried for her because after that worst incident, for the first time, he was leaving her alone.
“Don’t worry , I’ll.” She blinked her eyes and put her hand on his hand.
He smiled and moved forward to kiss her forehead. “I love you.” He whispered, looking at her.
“I love you too , Manik.” She whispered, moving her fingers over the dark stubble on his cheeks.
He held her hand and kissed her knuckles after bringing close to his lips. She smiled and hugged him before climbing out of the car.
“Bye, Manik.” She waved to him , smiling at him , standing outside. He smiled , waving back and she went inside.
He rolled the key to start the car , then only his phone started ringing which was inside his pocket. He slid his hand into the pocket and took out the phone. Shivansh’s name was flashing on screen and he closed his eyes dejectedly.
“Hi.” He sighed deeply before answering the call.
“I wanna meet you,Manik.”
“I’m coming to meet you only.”
“How.. how are you , Shivansh?” Manik was stammered because of his guilt.
“I’m fine , don’t worry. Just wanna meet you.”
Manik sighed. “I’m just coming.” They hang up the call.
“I just hope , he is really fine.” He murmured to himself before starting the car.
Manik was waiting for Shivansh, sitting in the living area , on couch. He was twiddling his thumbs and his eyes were looking down on floor. For the first time , he was afraid to meet him because he was guilty for breaking his marriage.
He heard his footsteps and sighed deeply , closing his eyes. He raised his head to look at him and stood up.
“Hi.. “ Shivansh hugged him warmly.
Shivansh broke the hug and Manik was staring at him unbelievably because he was behaving like nothing had happened.
“Sit..” Shivansh asked him to sit. Both settled down on couch.
“Are you really fine , Shivansh?” Manik asked concernedly.
He smiled slightly.”I’m happy.”
Manik was staring at him surprisingly. He was shocked and happy both at the same time , seeing him fine utterly.
“I know , you are shocked to see me like this. But I’m really happy for you and Nandini. I have always wished to see you both happy and why would I be sad when finally you both are happy ? I really love you and Nandini. I just want both of your happiness.”
Manik hugged him tightly getting speechless. Shivansh hugged him back having smile on his face.
“I was so scared to face you. But now I’m so relieved after seeing you like this. You are a great person , Shivansh and I’m so glad to have a friend like you.” Manik said happily after breaking the hug.
“Nobody can come in between our friendship, Manik. You were my best friend , you are my friend and you will always remain my best friend. Our friendship is unbearable.” Shivansh said placing his hands on his shoulder. Manik nodded his head , having tears in his eyes.
“I’m so happy.” Manik smiled broadly.
“By the way, how is Nandini ?” Shivansh asked concernedly.
“Better but I don’t know when she would be recovered completely from that incidence.” Manik said tensely.
“Don’t worry , she will be fine with time. I am coming for dinner tonight. I wanna talk to her too.” Shivansh put her hand on his shoulder.
Manik smiled slightly. “Nandini would be so happy after seeing you like this.”
Manik came to office after visiting Shivansh. He happily called Nandini after getting free , sitting in his cabin. He was so happy and relieved after meeting Shivansh.
“Hi..” he smiled broadly, listening his star’s sweet voice.
“Hi , my star. I have a surprise for you.” He happily told her.
“What ?” Nandini asked excitedly.
“Come back home , you will come to know.”
“But , I want to know now.”
“It’s a surprise, Nandini. You tell me that how’s your day going?” He tried to changed the topic.
“My day is going well. I’m happy to back at work. But I’m missing you a lot.”
He smiled cheerfully. “I am missing you too , my star.”
“Okay bye , Manik. I’ll meet you tonight. I have some work. And I love you a lot.”
“I love you more and take care.” He cut the call having smile on his face.
“Finally, everything is getting normal.” Manik sighed, resting his head on the chair.