Previous parts of story will give you better idea about the couple, I am talking about. Read them here – Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7, Part-8, Part-9, part-10, Part-11, Part-12, Part-13 and Part-14..
In dark, while facing the brightness of mobile phone, Keya started reading Ankur’s messages.
Ankur : I missed you so much today evening. Wish, you were with me.
After 4 hours of silence, he feels, he missed me, she smiled with sarcasm.
But before she could continue reading messages, pop-up of another message in school group got her attention. Keya opened the school group chat and saw Revati had posted a family picture with happy faces and with a caption, Evening well spent.
Keya was agitated now. He is telling me he missed me for evening but happiness on his face tells me different story, she spoke silently to herself. She felt tears on her cheeks.
Whats going on? She wondered.
She went back to Ankkur’s chat and resumed reading,
Ankur : I am missing you so much. Good that you are having fun evening.
Ankur : I wish you were here. Everyone in the home is sleeping and I am awake, thinking about you.
Ankur : I hope your real life fun will not overtake our bonding and our time.
Wow, he is thinking about me when he has no one around. I am the last priority or priority of the night, Keya felt worse about herself.
If he has fun evening, its family time. If I have some fun with my family, it’s a matter of doubt, she kept talking to herself.
Tired and exhausted, she dozed off with phone in hand. But could not sleep much. After being awake early in the morning, she checked Ankur’s message as first thing.
Ankur : Good morning !!No smile for the new day and no regret about what he did, she thought. But again thinking about the love she felt for Ankur swept off the negatives of last night. She responded…
Keya : Hi, Good morning 🙂
Keya : Hope you slept well…
Promptly Ankur responded,
Ankur : Yes.
Keya was taken aback with that short and blunt response.It should be me, who should be upset, she thought.
As she had still sometime before she had to start the routine day, she made herself coffee while waiting for Ankur’s message but she was disappointed.
Finally, she could not keep patience.
Keya : Hey, whats wrong? Didn’t you sleep well?
Ankur : Not sure why this is happening to me. Why I have to feel bad again and again.
Keya was dumbfounded. Whats happening to him again and again.
Keya : What happened?
Ankur : I don’t want to talk about it because I think I need to learn how to rest my mind.
Now, Keya was growing impatient, furious and confused.
Keya : But what happened?
Ankur : Keya, I could not sleep much last night and whenever I checked you, you were almost available online for whole night.
Keya : Ohhhh…..while reading your messages, I dozed off.
Ankur : Look Keya, I have nothing to do with it and I know I do not have any right to ask or suggest how you should live life but it hurts. I am OK if someone else is there in your life. But please be truthful.
Keya felt like someone had pushed her from 28th floor to the ground floor.
How in the world he can think of like that? Tears rolled down again.
He is the one I love and he feels that I am with someone else?
She promptly took a screenshot of chat app and sent it to Ankur (not knowing, which trap she was getting into) and wrote –
Look at it. I had been talking with you since last night. All of others are marked for Yesterday.
For a moment, when she did not see Ankur’s response, she thought, Ankur was convinced and everything will be normal soon. But after 5 minutes, she read the message….
Keya, technology can be altered and anyone can do it now a days. We have been talking for days now. I have never seen you online like yesterday night.
That hit Keya high.
What? I am presenting the proof and he is not ready to believe with stupid arguments, she thought.
Keya : Ankur, I am not techie as you know. I cannot alter something in minutes. Please trust me. I have loved you and only you.
But at the same time, a thought flashed in her mind, why I have to give him a proof or assure him for multiple times for the foolish thoughts of his mind. I know, Nimit is observing changes in me but still he has never spoke this kind of direct statement.
But again, before she could nurture the thought much, another message was there…
Ankur : Yes Keya, I do not have any option other than trusting you but I am hurt.
And his words made her feel guilty about not being able to clarify things. She kept asking herself if she could have done better in convincing Ankur.
Finally, after some resistance at both ends, things were normal between two by afternoon. But Keya did not know what she had done.
By providing proof, she had invited new problem for her life. True love never needs proof as words are trusted blindly and if it needs proof, its not true love.
Did she know that she will be asked or expected to provide proof every time while providing that proof innocently?
Did she know that she will be made feel bad and guilty for the proofs she would be presenting?
And most importantly, despite all the arguments for days, did Keya accepted Ankur’s proposal to meet again? If yes, what happened during that meeting?
Stay tuned 🙂