Love is an Adventure – Part – 11

Love is an Adventure – Part – 11

The story has put behind 10 parts and you can read all of them here –  Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7, Part-8, Part-9 and part-10.

Despite anticipated lazy Sunday morning, Keya walked out of bed early and made herself coffee. Of course, her mind and heart were in sync rightnow to daydream the meeting with Ankur in few hours. She kept thinking about what to wear, what to talk, how to react and so on. She re-read the chat with Ankur since past 24 hours and smiled silently.  At heart, just like any other female, she liked Ankur being jealous and his reactions. But at the same time, she wished to not pass through the situation again where she had to justify her intentions.

After coffee round and reading Sunday Times, when she slipped in bed with Vihan, he was awake and innocently smiled at her. Keya kissed his cheeks. This little guy had become a hope and purpose of her life since last few years, when she lost her own identity. She loved being with or around Vihan. Being kid with this kiddo was used to be the best time for Keya. They both started singing a poem and danced. Vihan was visibly happy, seeing his source of energy happy.

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Nimit woke up and the three headed out for breakfast. This custom was followed since long. Nimit, being a perfect husband, had asked Keya to be out of kitchen on Sunday and Keya loved that free time once in a week.

Even while eating breakfast, Keya talked non-stop while stopping in between randomly to daydream about the meeting with Ankur, in few minutes. Nimit could sense that indefinable happiness of Keya but as usual, he controlled himself by not asking question. On the way back, Keya suggested both of them to visit the new sports center while she is away for couple of hours. Nimit and Vihan, both loved the idea. They dropped Keya at home and started for Sports center.

At home, Keya took quick shower as clock was already showing 11:45 am. Hotel  Platinum was about 20 minutes commute time from home and she did not wanted to be late. But again, female factor worked. One after other, she tried almost five different dresses but was not happy with any of it. Brown one was too revealing and purple had a big flowery design. Pink had cold shoulder and blue looked too short. She was in no mood to compromise but a special notification drew her to the real situation. It was almost 12:05 pm and Ankur had sent her reminder.

Ankur : Of course, you are not like other women, who forget about the special time. But just to remind you, someone is waiting for you eagerly. Come soon.

Keya was stressed now. She had just 5 minutes, if she wanted to reach on time. But she had not decided on dress yet. Finally, she convinced herself with that most promising, always worked trick of her own. She closed her eyes and took out a random dress. It was geometric patterned blue and white colored knee length dress. With a doubt, she put it on but when she looked at herself in that full size mirror, she was amazed. The dress brought out her perfect body structure while not exposing anything. Keya hurriedly matched the dress with diamond earrings and brushed long hair to leave them open.

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It was already 12:17 pm, when she started from home.

After facing typical Sunday traffic, when she reached hotel Platinum, it was almost 12:42. While driving, she heard couple of those special notifications but was too late to look at them. She just rushed into Beans café but she saw a crowd of black tied people there. With a confusion of what’s going on and a guilty of being late, finally she took out her phone to call Ankur but decided to have a look at his messages.

Ankur :  Keya, Beans Café has been occupied today by one of the small business as they have their meet and greet talk today. I was not aware about it. Came to know only after I was here….

That message was around 12:10 pm. That means, Ankur was here earlier than the scheduled time, Keya thought to herself and smiled. Crazy man, she said silently and read another message which was delivered to her around 12:30 pm.

Ankur : Keya, I believe you are on the way and therefore not checking your messages. I was looking for option here but restaurant is also full due to brunch time and therefore I have booked a room in hotel Platinum so that we can talk freel. I hope, you will not mind about it. I will wait for you in hotel lobby.

For a minute, Keya was frozen. She did not imagined to be in hotel room with Ankur and her so called orthodox mind denied being there. But that heart in love had already overtaken and was directing her body to move towards hotel lobby.

She saw Ankur waiting. In blue jeans and white sleeve folded shirt, he looked handsome. She smiled when both of their eyes met. Ankur too had a wide smile on his face. The moment Keya reached nearer, he started walking towards elevator, signing her to follow. That was an awkward moment for Keya as it made her felt like she was doing something wrong. She did not like the way Ankur asked her to follow, without making her comfortable. Her mood changed in a fraction of second and she wanted to run away but she was already in elevator with him.

In elevator, when Ankur wrapped her with his right hand, she felt better and secure. Why females need that kind of emotional assurance while doing something wrong? And actually, was she doing anything wrong? Well, being at any place, with anyone is a personal freedom as far as you are following rules of society J…..That’s what society has taught us.

The right thing to learn about personal freedom is – to live the only opportunity, called life, on your own terms and do not allow anyone to control you. Also…..fuck off those, who judge you. They do so because they do not have courage to live the life, you are living or they do not have anything to do in life other than formatting and following rules 🙂.

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BTW, while I was writing all those facts about personal freedom, Keya and Ankur were in hotel room – the most uneasy situation they would have imagined. But what followed is really an amazing story, exhibiting love and everything around it. Stay tuned 🙂

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Love is an Adventure : Part – 10

Love is an Adventure : Part – 10

Past episodes of this story are –  Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7, Part-8 and Part-9

The tight sleeper Keya, woke up for couple of times after mid-night to check phone, to look for Ankur’s message but there was none.  Finally, at the dawn, she could not control.

Keya : Good morning 🙂. Had been waiting for your message since last night but you must be busy. Hope you are sleeping well now.

Although at heart, she so wanted Ankur to not be sleeping and instead responds to her message immediately. But it did not happen.

She tried to sleep but could not. It was only 5 am and due to weekend, there was no urgency for anything. Suddenly she felt a hand on her waist. Before she could react or try to react, Nimit was kissing her all over. Keya felt strange but that’s how it had been since years. There was no foreplay or verbal communication, which could help her in getting mentally ready. Nimit started kissing her earlobes without caring for her response and she stayed static. Nimit’s hands were on her body and her heart was somewhere else. She was eager to listen to that special notification but today, someone had decided to make her wait, a long wait. By the time Nimit was into her, keya was completely irritated. She so wanted to run away but kept mum and silently participated with a hope to finish it as soon as possible. Finally, Nimit was done. He kissed her lips and whispered “I Love You” in her ear before falling asleep again and without caring for Keya’s status. Yes, most of the time, most of the males do not understand it but the most important part of any intercourse is to make sure that both participants feel the intimacy because its not a single player game.

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Keya, as usual, was used to with this “weekend” routine. She walked out of bed and cleaned herself.

A hot cup of coffee and a cold breeze in fresh morning helped her in being at peace. But as they say, when you think you are settled, life throws surprises and a surprise was on the way for Keya.

She heard that special notification and immediately opened the chat log…

Ankur : Good morning.

There was no smile and Keya could sense an odd feeling.

Keya : Hey, slept well?? 🙂

Keya intentionally appended smile.

Ankur: Yes and No.

Keya started getting impatient. She was still coming out from “weekend” routine and Ankur was not ready to talk clearly.

Keya : Ankur, everything OK?

Ankur : Does it matter to you?

Keya : How do you mean? If it would not have mattered, why I would have asked?

Ankur : I don’t think you have even time to think about us.

Now Keya was irritated with confusion.

Keya : Why are you saying so? I have been waiting for your response since last night. I thought, it was you, who was busy.

Ankur : And therefore you too got busy?

Keya : How do you mean? Where did I get busy?

Ankur : Keya, I do not want to stretch this.

This sentence, whenever used, proved to be effective. Keya was curious, confused and annoyed now.

What he does not want to stretch? She spoke silently.

Keya : Please tell me, whats bothering you?

Ankur : Nothing keya. I thought you will be available to meet over weekend and we will have good time chatting.

So he wants to meet again only within 12 hours of first meeting. Keya thought to herself. She thought about her weekend schedule and she could not see any chance for her to sneak out for an hour even.

Keya : Sorry Ankur. As Nimit will be home for whole weekend, it would be difficult for me to sneak out.

Ankur : See, I told you….

Keya : But I am available for chatting on phone.

Ankur : Keya, I don’t want options.

Keya was taken aback with that response. What he was upto?

Keya : What are you talking?

Ankur : Nothing. You just enjoy new movie and family function with your family.

Keya could not trust her eyes. Ankur had sent that response.

Keya : Ankur, I would have loved to meet you over weekend but not sure how to sneak out.

Ankur : keya, those who want to do something, will find a way out but I know, you love your family and time with family.

Now, keya’s head was spinning. What he was upto? Why he was talking all this?

Keya : It has nothing to do with my love for family. I don’t think even you would prefer to go out alone while family is available over weekend.

Ankur : Keya, I can do it and that’s why I proposed and was looking forward to spend my time with you.

Already guilty, Keya was more confused to handle this.

Keya : Sorry Ankur but I really do not see any opportunity for me to sneak out.

Ankur : Sure Keya. I can understand it. I am secondary.

Keya read it for multiple times. Just 48 hours of love acclamation and Ankur was blaming her to be not available. But you know what? In this kind of situation, when you are successful in making someone feel guilty, you have achieved your goal and Ankur did same thing.

Keya : Ankur, please give me sometime and let me see, if I can do something.

Ankur : Keya, I am not looking forward to meeting anymore. Please continue with your weekend routine.

That “weekend routine” word bunch refreshed the morning experience for Keya. She deep breathed.

Keya : Please don’t say that. I promise, I will try my best.

Ankur read the message but did not respond and of course, that was enough to push Keya to make meeting happen.

She thought of couple of strong excuses, which she can use to sneak out. But she did not want to confirm with Ankur before she could get permission from Nimit. She waited for Nimit to wake up.

On breakfast table, she asked Nimit if she can go and meet her old school friend, who has came back from Australia for few days. Nimit was ok with it. There was no long discussion on it and Nimit did not care even to ask her friend’s name. Although Keya was prepared with details like name and so called friend’s whereabouts.

She immediately sent a message to Ankur.

Keya : Ankur, can we meet today?

Ankur : I can see that. You movie plan must have been canceled and that is why you are filling up the space.

That response irritated Keya. Here, she was trying her best to sneak out and Ankur thought she was using him as an option.

Keya : Well, I tried my best to sneak out. Worked on an excuse, made it happen but I think you are taking all my efforts in wrong manner. Let’s cancel it. We will meet someday when you are in your right mind.

That made Ankur furious.

Ankur : Keya, I am in my right mind. When you said no and suddenly within couple of hours, your are coming up with a proposal to meet, who will believe you?

Keya : OK Ankur, don’t believe me. Thanks!!

She had tears.

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Yes, females are just like that and why not? When someone unknown about your situation doubts your intentions, you cannot hold it back.

She kept thinking about first meeting with Ankur and how he had encouraged her for pursuing her hobbies. Day passed by in thoughts and long wait for messages but it did not happen. One more sleepless night was there for Keya but it was painful. No communication. That silence was killer but both of them had their ego. The day, expected to be fun day, turned into unfortunate day.

Next morning, when Keya woke up and checked her phone as first thing, she saw the message.

Ankur : Sorry Keya. Let’s meet. @12:30 pm? Beans café, at the ground floor of Hotel Platinum?

Keya : Will see. Will try.

Of course, she was going because that fire was equally stinging at both ends. But Keya was hurt and sad the way Ankur commented on her intentions. Before Nimit could attack her for another “weekend routine”, Keya walked out of bed and with hot coffee in hand she started daydreaming about the meeting with her love.

And phone beeped.

Ankur : I love you Keya.

She smiled and responded…

Keya : Love you too.

One more sunny day after cloudy weather for almost 36 hours.

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But what do you think? That weekend meeting after a clash would have been limited till meeting only?

What these experienced lovers, who are so used to with “weekend routine” in their respective real life do when they meet?

Stay tuned 🙂

 

 

 

 

Love is an Adventure : Part – 9

Love is an Adventure : Part – 9

Previous part of this story are here –  Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7 and Part-8.

Will you meet me today?  For coffee?  Keya read it as first thing in morning when she was still in bed and had just opened her eyes from deep sleep.

She smiled and instantly replied…..Yes.

And the second moment, that custom notification was there. She turned the phone on silent mode as Nimit was still sleeping beside her and she did not want him to wake up so early. Keya looked at the message –

Love you Keya. Will see you @6 pm sharp, at Rock café, on M G Road. I will miss seeing you at school today as Revati is going to be there today.

And suddenly Keya felt upset. She was so looking forward to have a glimpse of Ankur @school. She responded,

Will miss you too @school.

Ankur : You will be there @cafe, right?

Keya : Will try. Not sure

Suddenly her mood changed. That instant yes altered to “will try”.

Ankur : I will wait for you. Have a good day 🙂

Keya : you too…have a good day.

She literally threw the phone on pillow and got out of bed. Somehow, she did not like the fact that she will not be able to see Ankur @school. Keya tried to focus on kitchen work but today was different. She felt irritated but controlled herself and kept sailing through morning routine of Vihan’s school, breakfast with Nimit and wrapping up kitchen. After shower, she got ready and when she looked herself in mirror, she took a deep breath.

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Ankur is not going to be @school. For whom I should get ready? She thought to herself.

She clipped long, silky hair behind face and did not care to put on earrings. By now, she had checked phone for 50 times but there was no message from Ankur. She was so so expecting Ankur to send his selfie but he seemed too busy today.

Not sure, what he is busy with? Can’t he send a message? Now, that irritation level was rising.

She kept looking at clock and finally @2 pm, she left with heavy heart and absolutely no expectation. At school, she was still waiting for Vihan to come out when she heard that husky voice again…

Hi Keya…Ankur  said, with a smile.

Her heart missed a beat. Within a second, all anger and upset feeling disappeared. She felt like she wanted to hug him tight. But she had to control knowing the surrounding. Although she could not hide that big and happy smile on her face, she tried her best to control her body language.

How come are you here? You were not going to be…..Keya left it incomplete.

And you are happy to see me, right?Surprise for you … Ankur looked into her eyes and said straight.

She could not take it anymore. She looked down, which covered her face with her hair and just nodded.

Suddenly she could feel a breath nearer and before she could look up, she heard in confident but lower tone….I love you, my life.

She felt blood rushing into her cheeks. Her eyes were widened and mouth remained open, the way Ankur said it in public. Before she could react, Vihan was there. She had to control herself again. She saw Ankur’s smiling face and suddenly she decided to respond.

While Ankur was still staring at her, she bent down and kissed Vihan on his right cheek and looked at Ankur with a smile. Ankur literally jumped and yes, all this happened in public. Love birds, as they say, do not care about anything or anyone when they are crazy :-).

Keya left immediately with Vihan and at home she kept thinking about evening meeting.  Finally once VIhan woke up after nap, she asked him to get ready for his drawing classes and she too started getting ready. She had chosen bottle green shirt with blue jeans and a light brown jacket. She did not want to send any wrong signal by putting on something specific.

After dropping Vihan at class, she rushed to café. Ankur was already waiting for her. After formal greeting, they settled on corner table. Some uncomfortable silence took over when Ankur kept staring her. Finally, she had to speak

So? Did you wanted to talk about anything specific?

Umm….no.  Just wanted to meet you beyond school ground, Ankur responded.

But why? She tried to hide the discomfort. Keya never knew that meeting Ankur would be this much uncomfortable.

Not sure Keya. Can we have something? Ankur tried to change track.

They both agreed upon Irish coffee and started talking. Within few minutes, both of them were talking like old friends and Keya was laughing on Ankur’s jokes.

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Coffee helped in breaking ice and the first step of any “love story” – to be great friends, was in progress. After an hour, when Keya stood up to leave, Ankur stood up and held her hand.

Keya, I Love you. Please never foster any misunderstanding about my intentions. I am really in love and believe me, I never felt this feeling with anyone else.

Keya nodded, not knowing how to respond and left with smile.

But before she could get into car, she heard that special notification tone. Even though she was getting late to pick Vihan, she could not resist the temptation of looking at the message.

Thanks for coming Keya. You have helped in giving me confidence that together, we have something in future.

Keya smiled wryly (knowing the reality) and drove to Vihan’s class. She was happy and chirpy. After years, she had found herself humming on Hollywood number and smiling at same time. At night, when she checked phone, Ankur’s messages were waiting.

Hi love, hope your evening is going well.

Have been missing you so much.

Any special plan for weekend?

She responded…..yes, will be watching new movie tomorrow evening and will be attending a family function on Sunday morning.

Within a second, she saw that Ankur had read her response. She kept waiting for his message but it did not. With some worry and lots of thoughts, she dozed off.

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But the next morning, which was supposed to be happy weekend morning, turned up a painful one for her.

Want to know, how?

Stay tuned 🙂

 

To be continued…

To be continued…

 

After breaking me, you asked…

Why are you disappointed?

I just smiled….with tears in eyes

And touched that half heart tattoo on my finger

 

I talked with myself silently

This too shall pass…”, I told to myself

 

Every day, every moment I repeated it

More disclosures, more facts, more realization

Unwanted and untimely….of course

I just wanted to survive

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But pain never went off

In one or the other way, it kept coming

And emotions started drifting

 

Today, while sitting alone at other ends of world,

We both are thinking same thoughts

Where all that beautiful time flew away?

Why we, who promised to be brave, weakened?

What made us great partners, split us

What encouraged us to be together, parted us

What prompted us for everything, changed us

 

And we…

We just stood there and allowed time to take action

We punished out souls but not self-importance

We tolerated silence but not an error of other one

 

And while the clock still says “to be continued….”

We know, for how long 🙂