(Part: 36) Mine (Manan)

“Manik, leave him right now,” Nandini shouted, hugging him tightly from behind. She was looking dam cute. Manik instantly stopped. He was about to punch him again but took back his hand. Arnav wiped the blood from the corner of his lips. Khushi was looking at him worriedly.

“Hubby, I am hell angry with you. How could you fight like this, beating someone is very wrong, and Arnav is your friend Manik.” As Nandini referred them as friends, Arnav and Manik glanced at each other.

“He is not my friend, Nandini,” Manik uttered, glaring at Arnav, his eyes filled with anger.

“Why? because Arnav distrusted you?” As Nandini asked, Manik looked at her and slightly nodded his head. Arnav was about to leave, but Khushi stopped him by holding his hand and nodded her head in no, asking him to don’t go.

“Manik, the same thing you have done today. You distrusted him, you thought he came here to take revenge from you.” Nandini was showing him the mirror and Manik was just listening to her words silently.

“No, he came here to meet his girlfriend Khushi and I stood here instead of Khushi to show you the reality to both of you,” Nandini explained them. Manik and Arnav looked at Nandini in utter shock.

“Yes, Nandini is right, it was her plan.” As Khushi said, Arnav looked at her.

“Arnav, Nandini has told me everything about you and Manik.” Khushi looked at Arnav and he looked down in guilt.

“Manik Sir, I’m not saying that you were at fault that day, you were hurt because Arnav didn’t trust you, but even Arnav was not at fault, because he believed on the thing, what he saw like today you have also believed what you saw.” As she explained Manik, Nandini nodded her head, agreeing with Khushi’s words.

“Arnav sir, I hope you have also understood your mistake. Today you weren’t come here to take revenge, but Manik misunderstood you like you had misunderstood Manik that day.” Nandini cleared their misunderstandings so easily. They both were staring down in guilt after realising their mistakes.

“That day, it was my mistake. I should have trusted Manik instead of Shreya. I don’t know what I saw in that greedy girl. I’m so sorry, Manik.” As Arnav apologised, Manik nodded his head in no.

“No, Arnav, it was my fault. I should have talked to you and explained to you, it was my mistake.” Manik also apologised. Nandini and Khushi glanced at each other having a blissful smile on their faces. They both were extremely happy because their plan succeeded. Finally, two best friends met again because of them.

“Now, no one will say sorry, because that day no one was at fault. It was written in destiny by god, now come on hug each other like a good boy.” As Nandini said, Arnav and Manik smiled at each other and hugged each other.

“I missed you so much, Bro,” Arnav uttered, smiling gleefully.

“I missed you too, buddy,” Manik said after breaking the hug. Nandini clapped her hands merrily like a baby. Khushi also took her in a warm hug.

“By the way how you both made this plan?” Manik asked, staring at them in confusion. They smiled at each other. Arnav was also waiting for the answer.

Flashback

“Khushi, let’s take selfies.” Nandini took the phone from Khushi’s hand. Before Khushi could stop her, Nandini pressed the power button and saw the wallpaper where she was kissing Arnav’s cheek. She widened her eyes in utter shock as she saw them together. It was unexpected for her.

“Todh do ( break it )” as Nandini shouted, Khushi narrowed her brows in confusion.

Khushi asked, “What break it, Nandu?”

“Your relationship with Arnav,” Nandini said because she was thinking that Arnav was not good.

“What are you saying, Nandini? I mean why?” Khushi asked, her heart was beating fast. She was scared that why her best friend was saying this.

“Because he is not good. He hurt my hubby.” She cried and spit out the truth. She bit her lower lip as the realisation hit her mind.

“Nandini, I’m not understanding anything. What are you saying? Please tell me everything.” Khushi asked in a serious tone and Nandini was biting her nails in tension.

“Khushi, I also have same secret as you. I’m the wife of Manik. Please, don’t tell this to anyone.” Nandini requested cutely, holding her hand.

“Relax, Nandu. I won’t share this with anyone. You can freely share anything with me.” Khushi reassured her, placing her hand on Nandini’s face. A broad smile flashed on her face and she told everything about Manik and Arnav to Khushi.

“Oh, that’s why Arnav was upset from few days.” She murmured to herself.

“Nandini, we should make them meet. It’s our time to fulfil the duty of true lover. We’ll make them meet again.” As Khushi said, Nandini nodded her head.

“You’re right, Khushi. We should to do something. I don’t like to see my hubby sad.” Nandini said sadly.

Suddenly her eyes shimmered with happiness as an idea came into her mind. “I have a superb idea, Khushi.”

Khushi asked instantly. “What?”

Nandini told her the plan.

“Nandini, what do you think, this plan will work?” Khushi asked worriedly.

“Khushi, never doubt my plans. If they fight also, I am here. I know how to control my hubby. You just be ready to watch a movie without tickets.” Nandini laughed on her words, and Khushi just smiled at her.

Flashback over

“Omg, baby tumhre ittu chote se mind ne itna sab kese soch liya. (How did this brilliant idea come into your small mind?)” Manik asked in disbelief. Nandini was just smiling cheerily at him.

“Hubby, my mind is not small, okay. I’m very intelligent and I’m expert in this type of planning and plotting from Childhood. When I was in the sixth standard, my teacher had scolded me badly and then I put the Fevicol in her hair.” As she told about her naughtiness so proudly, everybody laughed.

“Nandini, you’re seriously so cute. I’m glad that I got a friend like you. You’re pure like a crystal really.” Khushi said, holding her hand. Nandini was just smiling cheerfully at Khushi. Manik was feeling proud to be her husband.

“Thank you so much, Khushi, my best friend.” She hugged her.

“By the way isn’t this a big coincidence, Manik and me, we both are the professor and we both have a secret girlfriend. Now it will be more fun to play this hide and seek game.” Arnav smiled gleefully.

“Yes, Arnav jiju, it will be fun but,” she paused and narrowed her brows bemusedly.

“But, what?” Manik asked, raising his eyebrows.

“Nothing, Manik nothing, now let’s go back to the party. I want to win miss fresher title today.” She smartly changed the topic and led him to the party hall by grasping his hand. Arnav and Khushi also followed them.

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Arnav and Manik were standing in the corner. Arnav started the conversation first by asking, “Manik, why didn’t you come to me that day? Why you didn’t explain to me?”

“Because I was hurt, you didn’t trust me. I was utterly shattered that day. I was waiting for you, wondering you would come after realising that you have misunderstood me, but you never come to me.” As Manik uttered sadly, Arnav again apologised.

“I’m sorry, bro.” Manik shook his head.

“Arnav, forget about the past. Now we are friends again, this is important. Look, your Khushi is on stage and every boy’s eyes are at her.” As Manik said to tease him, he just smiled contentedly at Khushi.

“I don’t care who is seeing her, because I know my Khushi is only mine. I have full faith in my love.” Arnav said with full confidence. It seemed like he wasn’t possessive like Manik.

Nandini came on the stage and did the best and cute ram walk. In last she gave a flying kiss to everyone and this made Manik jealous and Arnav noticed this.

“Getting jealous, don’t get jealous because the flying kiss was for you only.” Arnav tried to explain possessive Manik, but it was not so easy.

At last, Nandini won the title of miss fresher. She was smiling widely and gleefully, receiving the gift. She looked at Manik who was proudly clapping for his baby. As he gave her a flying kiss, she smiled, moving her eyelashes down shyly.

Photographer was clicking the photo of Mr and Miss fresher. Manik again became jealous.

Manik: Meet me at the parking area.

He sent the message to Nandini because he was getting crazy because of jealousy. He just wanted her. Today Nandu is gone for sure.

After reading the message, she looked for Manik, but he was nowhere. Then Nandini left from there hurriedly.

“Manik, Manik.” She reached the parking area, calling him.

Before she could see Manik, she widened her eyes in shock as someone palmed her mouth from behind. On the other hand, Manik was still waiting for her.

So what do you think, who is the person at the end?

Love Mehak

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