Days of Joy

At the family reunion

Early morning, Christmas Day

Vivaan was opening the gift from his father. A person with whom he didn’t have a close relationship, unlike his mother. When he finally got a peek of the front face of the gift, his hands started shaking, slowly he tore open the wrapper. Unable to control his happiness, he slumped down on the nearest sofa, his legs felt like jelly -O.

” Papa how did you know”? he couldn’t complete the sentence, his voice filled with raw emotion. He turned his face to watch his father, a man whose features had almost greyed with age.

His father smiled, making the wrinkles on his face clearly visible, an actor of the yester years, yet he managed to act as cool as his old days ” There’s someone who’s been observing you for the past few months”, he then sneaked a glance towards the kitchen where his daughter -in- law was preparing breakfast for them ” she knows a lot about you, has learnt much more than I could throughout these years”. He paused for a while and then in a heavier voice he said ” take care of her, she needs to know that you love her”.

Late at night, the same day

Vivaan slyly crept away from the party and walked toward the balcony where he could see a lonely silhouette of a woman.

He walked up to her and placed a kiss right on her cheeks.

She let out a squeak and then turned to berate him, but before she could do any of that he placed a hand over her lips ” let me say this, because I will not be able to repeat it. I felt great about the gift that you chose for me and the one that you suggested my father for me. I know it’s difficult to live with a stoic person, but you are doing a great job and I would like you to continue. I promise to be more open to you. I guess, there is a bit of love involved”, he finished looking terribly nervous and confused because this was the only time when his wife was expressionless and speechless at the same time.

He hadn’t noticed when during all his rambling she walked closer to him, and kissed his cheek, she said ” I guess there is love from this side as well.”

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Expressing yourself- snippets

In a shopping mall:-

” Vihaan don’t you think we should buy this, I bet it will look awesome in your study table”, Asha was trying to direct her husband’s attention towards a customized table lamp.

Vihaan chanced a glance at the lamp and replied “hmm”.

Asha took it as a signal to buy the lamp.

Later in their home :-

Vihaan was unpacking the gifts and necessities that had bought for Christmas when he saw the table lamp, he summoned his wife immediately.

” Asha, where are you”?

” coming” She arrived within a few minutes “Yes”?

” Why did you have to buy this”? He asked her showing the lamp.

She stood there for second trying to understand the situation. This man had agreed to her ” you acceded to my decision”.

” I didn’t actually, it was just a hmm”.

Asha looked baffled at him, what does he mean? “Well if that’s the situation, then at least speak a few words,” she sighed ” At least express yourself. We are newly married, we don’t know much about each other. So please say sentences in full, I’m not the best coder to understand what your codes of hmm represent in each situation”, she rattled, her voice rising gradually.

He looked at her bemused ” woman hush, you look murderous now, ” he chuckled ” will follow your advice ok”.

She knew that was his way of apologising and perhaps she had a lot to learn about him.

A ride

They were entering a restaurant when he met an old female friend . They chatted for a while and after she left he told his girlfriend ” I had to give her a ride most of the days during our way back home from college”.

She smiled and said “you might have been her driver for a few days, but you will be giving me a ride forever”.

I apologize for such a long break. I had my post graduation exams. They are over and the good news is I am postgraduate now.😀😀

Snippet

A snippet from my new story in Wattpad,

Entering the room Vikram was reminded of the day when for the first time his father had brought him here.”Viki my boy don’t think of this company as just an asset, think of it as your God, worship it and most importantly give it your time”.2

The young boy could see tears forming in his father’s eyes; he had never seen the old man crying. He hugged the person and proudly
said” Yes, dad I’ll always remember your advice and not for once will I think this place as my income source, I’ll cherish it just like you.”He couldn’t understand why suddenly these memories came to his mind which couldn’t lurk in since his father’s death.

A dilemma

Life seems to be unjust sometimes. These days it has brought upon me such a dilemma , the anxiety of which has led me to spend the past fortnight with sleeplessness. That’s the reason why I called upon Sooraiya my best friend. Well if you are thinking that she’s some sort of mind counsellor and stuff,  then… you are totally wrong. She’s a dietician,  but the only person in my life who will hear me out without any judgement.
I think I can hear the doorbell ring she’s here then.

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” Ah Soo come in “, as always she has a perfect smile tucked on her lips. With a figure and face so model perfect she could make very well pose as cover girl for fashion magazines.
” So what have been upto “, she asked me placing her purse on the table , sprawling on my sofa.  ” Don’t tell me It’s unlady-like “, she warned me,  is my grumpiness that obviously I twirked my brow.
“Seat as you wish and before I begin with my dilemma, let me get us some tea “, I went over to the kitchen while she flipped through the pages of OUTLOOK.
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” Now tell me what’s been bothering you for so long? ” she asked in between her sips.

I don’t know how to answer this, its the one million dollar question I’ve been asking myself “ Well.. Umm..it’s my neighbor “, I answered staring blankly at her.

” What about him “? She asked while munching on a Pakora .
” It’s only a month that I shifted here and within these few days I feel so close to him,  no don’t interrupt “, I warned her before she could start her interrogation regarding the guy.

” I know it’s not infatuation nor lust,  I just feel strongly for him “, I sighed.
” Are you having second thoughts on Rishabh “? she asked me, a look of anxiety washed over her face.
“Yes “. She didn’t look surprised with my answer ” For how long “?

” From the day we first met “.
She started to chuckle “I knew it,  that guy wasn’t much good for you anyways “.
I couldn’t contradict her,  she was right. ” So tell me more about the man in question “, I knew who she was referring to.

” He’s a good company,  I wish I could stop my ever traitorous heart which keeps on beating rapidly whenever he’s near. I can’t keep myself composed anymore “.

“But “? Soo always asked the right question.
“He isn’t interested in me “, I scowled ” doesn’t even count me as a friend,  Soo “.
She gave me a quick hug ” Look this guy wants you or not I don’t know,  What I know is you want him and already hinted him on that. So..the ball is on his court now. If he wants to act on it, he will. Otherwise my sweet friend we got a lot more options,  we aren’t 80 yet. Being twenty something we still have lot more chances “.

This made me giggle she really knows how to make me feel better.

Is it love?

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“Niya what are you staring at? “, Rehan asked her. ” Umm its nothing “, she no longer could hide her feelings for him.
They had been friends for more than year. In fact she has one of world’s most loving boyfriend,  yet she can’t understand the current situation of her traitorous heart, which seems to pull her towards Rehan. “Look at me Niya”, he raised her chin,  while she was trying to shy away from the question ” why were you staring at me for the past few minutes if its nothing? Tell me “.
Niya looked into his eyes with her big brown eyes.Whatever will she say him to stop questioning,  even she didn’t know the answer to this weird situation. Finally having given up on her body and mind,  she decided to tell him about her feelings perhaps he can help, she thought. ” From the past few months I have been attracted towards you,  not in the friends kinda way,  its more in the romantic side “.
Well now her confession was done but both her palm were dripping with sweat. When Rehan didn’t answer her she felt a blow to her chest,  the friendship which she maintained for a year without revealing her interests was about to crumble. ” How is it possible?  You have a boyfriend remember? ” he spoke bringing her out of the reverie.  ” I know,  that’s what has me confused,  I know I care for “, she stopped mid sentence when did love turn into care. ” I know I’m confused and I need your help here”, she pleaded.

Now readers it’s your turn to decided whether Niya is really in love with this guy,  if so then are her feelings for her boyfriend deceptive?  Please answer in your comments.