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.
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.
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 🙂.
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 🙂