Love is an Adventure : Part -18

Love is an Adventure : Part -18

And today, I am an adult….well, that’s not me. That’s what the claim is from the story. Started as an idea to wrap up it within 10-12 chapters and publish it as novelette, the story is already moving ahead to become a fiction novel. But that’s how it works when it comes to writing fiction….Hope you have enjoyed the journey till now.

Again long post ahead so grab your coffee 🙂

Previous parts of the story are available at – 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, Part-14, Part-15, Part-16 and Part-17.

Read on….

While responding to inquiries about Kids’ library, Keya forgot about the pain of not single message from Ankur for whole evening. She was still waiting for his feedback because he was the one who encouraged her to do something. Suddenly, that second meeting in the super market and that ice-cream (date) came alive to her.

What a time it was!! Just few months back, I did not know this man and now he is my life. Love must be working that way, she smiled to herself.

Nimit came back and Keya shared her idea about starting Kids’ library with him. As usual, he was positive and said the same words- go ahead. I am with you.

Silently Keya compared Nimit’s response with Ankur’s would be response. Ankur would have asked for details, he would have suggested better ideas and finally he would have used encouraging words. Not sure why Nimit is always at short of words, she thought to herself.

By the time, Nimit finished dinner and Keya wrapped up kitchen, school group had total 15 unread messages. Nimit was still busy on call and Vihan was already asleep. Keya started reading messages. She was expecting the usual inquiries about school work but was surprised. Revati had posted family picture with a caption, one more memorable evening. Keya stared at Ankur’s smiling face.

After couple of messages from people praising her for maintaining a picture perfect family, she saw Ankur’s message in reply of Revati’s picture. That message said,

Thanks for getting us ready for the evening Revati. You always know how to make best of it. Love your charm.

And she was taken aback.

Wow…..just today, he told me that he never says I love you to her and now he is praising her in public. Without love, how can one do it?

Tears rolled down. In fraction of second, the happiness and excitement of creating something new vanished out and that “being used” feeling took over again.

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Why is he playing with me like this? While silently talking with herself she wiped out tears. After putting her phone aside, she just sat and series of events came alive….

If I have some family time, it’s not acceptable and it’s a matter of aggressive arguments because I was not available for chat but on the name of family time, he can disappear for 4 hours and with all guts in the world, he comes back and praises his wife in group but does not have time to respond my messages.

If I mistakenly kept the messenger open for whole night, I have an affair with someone else too. And even after knowing almost whole history of mine, he does not trust me. But at the same time, I never ever thought on that track even if he was alone with his female colleagues.

If I feel used and be mute, he will never ask whats wrong. But if he has some problem or negative assumption, I am supposed to ask. And the worst is, he will not share the pain point directly. I will have to hear/read whole “true love” theory coming from him (as if I don’t know what is true love), will have to agree upon it and will have to keep asking whats wrong with him.

Why am I into this? Keya held her head and literally pulled her hair. Never felt so imbalanced emotionally. For her, Ankur was the world. She did many things out of her personality, just to make him happy but he was never happy with the efforts she was putting in. He always had some problems.

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When negativity takes over, it leads you to observe everything with that red lens and succeeds in making you feel more negative.

It was almost half an hour, Keya had seen Ankur’s message in group. Unconsciously, she waited for that special notification but she did not hear it.

Strange!! Even after all those experiences, I am waiting for his message,  silent talk again.

Emotionally drained, she could not keep the eyes open. She decided to wish Good night to Ankur.

In love, there is no space for attitude. He must be tired or might have slept. Tomorrow is another day. I do not want to spoil the beauty of this unique connection, I have with him, her weak heart argued.

Good night Dear 🙂. Seems you had a great evening. Glad you enjoyed, she typed and pressed Send button.

The next moment, that special notification was there.

Ankur : Good night. Sleep well.

Keya : Oh wow….you are awake. I thought you must be asleep. Had been waiting for your message for whole evening

Keya tried to maintain normal tone but somehow could not resist sharing the disappointment.

Ankur : How can someone sleep peacefully when one after another incidents shake you up?

Keya : What happened? I thought you were happy. Saw your message in group chat. Happy for you that you have a perfect wife who knows how to keep everything perfect.

Even after trying to suppress the negative emotions, she could not hold on being sarcastic.

Ankur : Keya, I have to do it. Revati likes all those kind of immature things.

Keya : Oh really? You will do something publically knowing it’s immature, just because she likes it? In that case, Ankur, I want you to write I love you message to me in that group chat. I would love it.

And there was a silence. She stared at screen and tears were in flow again.

Is this the man I loved? He is saying that he had to say he loves his wife because she just loves those kinds of gestures but at the same time, he wants to have sex with me in back seat of his car. What a contradictory personality. He is not of my type……Keya struggled between mind and heart.

Finally, phone buzzed after 10 minutes. She thought, Ankur must be guilty. But…..

Ankur : Sorry, I dozed off.  Well, I would not prefer to tell you I love you in that group chat. Not because I do not have guts but I am thinking about long term effects of it. This connection of ours is beautiful and let’s keep it under wrap. I would not like the world to see it.

Haah, master of words, Keya’s mind denied the explanation.

Ankur : Actually, true love is all about sharing. When someone feels resistance, it feels like a glass wall. I don’t know why it happens again and again but I am tired of it.

That surprised Keya.

Keya : I am sorry, I did not get it. From where that sharing thing came into picture?

Ankur : The way you posted about kiids’ library in group chat……I know, it was not an instant idea, you had work on. It cannot be. Some thought process must have been going on in your mind since long but you never shared about the idea. Not sure why you want to keep everything secret.

Keya re-read for thrice.

What? Now, he has one more doubt/problem? Am I keeping everything secret? Keya was furious now.

Keya : So right. I keep secrets but I don’t manipulate things at least.

Ankur : Keya, no one is manipulating anything. Why you have to stretch the matter? Why don’t you accept your weakness? It really hurts.

Keya : Ankur, I never said, I don’t say I love you to my husband and did exactly opposite in pubnlic….that too, just in few hours of statement. Thats called MANIPULATION…

That blocked letter part agitated Ankur.

Ankur : Keya, I told you, I had to do it to make her happy. That’s not the truth.

Keya : Ankur, how can I believe you? Actually, I have nothing to do with that matter. Whether you love her or not, its completely your life. The only thing that hurt me was, you manipulated words with me.

Ankur : And what did you do? I am sure, there must be many things going on in your life but you never want to share anything.

Keya : lets stay on track and conclude one point.

Ankur : I am tired and need to sleep. Good night.

And before Keya could type anything, he was offline. Keya suddenly felt a deep wound in heart. She hid her face in her palms and cried.

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Here I am talking about why I am upset and he does not have that sensitivity to conclude the point and make it at least happy ending? Can’t believe, I felt so close to him just before 12 hours. Can’t believe…..

And her mind was on ride again. For the first time since she met Ankur, her mind did reverse comparison.

I do not share even 50% of compatibility with Nimit, compare to Ankur. With Nimit, I always feel like an alien. With Ankur, I always felt perfect. But Nimit never manipulated anything. With him, I never felt conscious about sharing/not sharing something. With Ankur, I always have to be conscious because I never know, how he will interrogate and analyze the matter and what assumption he will build up in his mind. What am I doing with myself? Going away from straight and smooth relationship to experience the high of high and low of low? Am I doing right thing?

But before the arguments between her mind and heart would have continued, she fell asleep…..

So what do you think readers? Is Keya doing right thing?

Do you think this kind of relationship has future?

What do you think? Is it true love or just a lust?

Keep sending me feedback and yes, stay tuned for next chapter 🙂

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Love is an Adventure : Part – 16

Love is an Adventure : Part – 16

Past episodes of this love story are – 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, Part-14 and Part-15.

While struggling to be normal, Keya could not stop thinking how easily Ankur conveyed his thoughts about her character and how she can be with someone else too.

How can he even think so? Why at a time he gets so edgy and possessive? Did not I feel pain when I saw his picture with family, all smiling and happy? She thought to herself.

Do you know which moment I miss the most rightnow? Phone beeped with special notification tone. She read and smiled painfully.

I will never be able to understand this guy. At one moment, he is all lovey dovey and at second moment, he is doubting me, she struggled again whether to respond or not.

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Keya : ??

Ankur : That moment, when we were melting into each other…..your soft, pinky and wet lips were brushing mine and I loved that alien feeling.

Unknowingly Keya found herself biting her lower lip.

Keya : Ankur, you are an idiot…at one moment, you love me so much and at other moment, you are not ready to trust any of my statement.

Ankur : in that case, you are an idiot too….

Keya : what? How?

Ankur : Well, consider first part of your statement. You too are madly in love. I am just trying to find out who is that lucky one J

Keya smiled at his smartness to switch the track.

Keya : And you are monkey too…

Ankur : OK, as far as you are my partner, I am ready to do all monekygiri J

Keya : Means?

Ankur : Let’s do some monekygiri together…..are you up?

She took a second before responding…

Keya : Sure, why not?

Ankur : I love your spirit….you are always ready to do something new.

Keya : yeah, learning from you J. What are we planning to do?

Ankur : How do you like golgappa?

Keya : My all-time favorite.

Ankur : Wow….we are similar J. Lets meet rightnow at Pangat Golgappa. Every golgappa lover likes him. Let’s see how many we can gobble down while looking at each other…..ready?

Keya : ummmm…..

Ankur : come on…be sporty. I will see you @Pangat in 20 minutes. Love you and your smile.

Keya : ok 🙂

Hurriedly she changed to peach colored cap sleeve shirt and navy blue pant. When briefed in mirror, she smiled at herself.

Ankur winked at her the moment they both faced each other. Despite noon time, Pangat was crowded and they waited for their turn. There was no chance to talk but both were feeling each other’s presence. Ankur kept staring Keya and whistled. Keya was surprised with widened eyes. She smiled at him and he winked again.

Finally, it was their turn. They faced each other and the waiter started serving golgappa to both of them.

10, 20, 25….Keya was not able to take it more but she did not want to lose. She winked at Ankur and Ankur almost lost his balance. The plate fell down from his hands and before he could react, Keya jumped – Yay, I won.

You cheated, he claimed while getting down from Pangat.

I don’t think so. If you cannot take my wink, not sure what else can you do, Keya said playfully.

Oh, so you want to see what I can do, Ankur looked into her eyes and smiled.

Sure only if you can do something, Keya was still playful.

OK, let’s show you what I can do, Ankur smiled mischievously.

Sure, I am eager to know. But please consider time. I have only an hour before I will have to pick up Vivaan, Keya smiled.

Really depends….but let’s try, he whispered in her ears and asked her to follow.

But idiot, we are not going to do anything wrong, Keya was concerned but in masti mood.

My idiot, we will define that wrong word later on. Follow me please, Ankur’s voice was commanding.

They walked almost half kilometer and Ankur opened the back door of his Rover, parked in a corner of street.

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Without question but with rapid heartbeats, Keya got in the back seat and at other moment, Ankur jumped in. Suddenly that uncomfortable silence took over. Ankur was sitting almost a centimeter away from her. She tried to keep her thoughts straight but….

So you want me to show what I can do, right? Ankur took her hand in his.

Well, I told you…we do not want to do anything wrong, she looked into his eyes but suddenly stole the sight just like a lady who surrenders.

Do you really think there is anything wrong in love? Ankur’s hand was now in her hair.

Ankur……Keya could not speak much.

Ankur cupped her face in his hands and pulled her nearer. His lips started brushing hers and both of them suddenly felt at loss of breathe. Suddenly the back seat felt like a bed of roses. Suddenly both of them were in sync – breathing and talking with eyes.

Ankur’s hand started working on her body. Some mountains, some flat land and finally valley….Each touch was electrifying and Keya was out of control. When Ankur’s hand reached to check the index of wetness, he was amazed.

Oh my God, you are already ready, he winked at her.

She opened the tightly closed eyes and those eyes and heavy breathe of hers begged him to satisfy her.

Ankur removed his pant hurriedly while constantly kissing her. And in between all doubts, playfulness, fun, arguments and thoughts, when the Adam-Eve touch happened, they felt heaven on earth. Both were amazed the way they felt so close to each other and how passionately they made love. At heart, both of them silently compared this love session with real life partner and knew that even 1% of this passion was not present there. Keya kept responding and Ankur kept driving and finally when both of them reached climax, Keya cried loud, out of happiness and satisfaction. Climax for female is underrated or ignored for long. Keya was never aware or never cared about climax. But today, when she felt that mountain peak under feet, she could not stop smiling.

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They lied down in same position for 10 minutes, without speaking a word and Ankur constantly kissing her. Keya loved that killer smile of him and those deep eyes of him were saying how happy he was. She smiled and looked at him. He smooched her for one more time.

And suddenly that villain phone rang.

What do you think? Who must have called up at that time?

Did keya run away?

What happened to them? When did they meet next and what was the agenda?

Stay tuned for all the answers :-).

Love is an Adventure : Part -15

Love is an Adventure : Part -15

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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

Want answers?

Stay tuned 🙂

 

Love is an Adventure : Part – 14

Love is an Adventure : Part – 14

With a promise to grow this adolescent story into adult, here is another chapter. Previous chapters are –  Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7, Part-8, Part-9, part-10, Part-11, Part-12 and Part-13.

After entering into her cove, the kitchen, first thing Keya did was checking Ankur’s messages rather than switching on the coffee pot. She saw almost 6-7 long messages from Ankur. While holding her breathe, she started reading….

Ankur : I love you Keya.

Ankur : I know, at a time, we both will feel guilty about finding the love of life while looking at our social status and responsibilities. But do you know what? We have been programmed like that…since childhood. And the algorithm is, never be happy when its about you.

Ankur : Keya, tell me the last time, you ate your favorite ice-cream alone and were happy? Tell me the last time, you spent time on your hobby and did not feel guilty about not giving that time to your kid?

Ankur : Dear, not all the people in world find true love. 80% of those, who found have lost it due to one or the reason, and are in pain. We are lucky to have found each other. And before those never experienced feelings blossom, you want me to stop.

Ankur : Just ask yourself, will it be easier for you to get over the feeling?

Ankur : Not sure what you will decide for future and for us but I know, I love you and I will love you forever.

Keya re-read the messages 10 times before Nimit entered in kitchen, looking for coffee. She slid the phone in her pant pocket and started preparing coffee. But her mind was already on a long journey. Within moments, it felt like the struggle between mind and heart was over.

I have all the rights to be happy and I do want to see the life beyond this house and housewife things, she spoke to herself. After handing cup of coffee to Nimit and holding one for herself, when she came out of kitchen, Vivan came running to her and sat in her lap. Within a moment, thought train started again,

How will Vivan feel if he comes to know that I love someone else?

How will everyone think about me when they come to know that a married and settled female like me and a mother in addition has an extra marital affair?

But before her mind could put more stress, she heard another notification and could not resist the urge to read it.

Ankur : I know you have read my messages for multiple times by now and your no response is killing me. Please respond, my love.

Not knowing what to respond to those long statements, She typed fast when Nimit and Vivaan started another game of home cricket.

Keya : I love you….In you, I have found best friend and love of life.

And the second moment, phone buzzed for multiple times.

Ankur : Thank you my Love.

Ankur :  I wanted to tell you something but before I could, you ran away…

Ankur : Do you know, you are like a butterfly? Colorful, chirpy, happy flying and light 🙂

That made Keya smile.

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The chat went on and on until late afternoon. Lots of sharing about likes/dislikes, wishes, desires, leg pulling, philosophy and fun happened. Keya kept reading his messages and kept responding while Nimit was away or was not watching her. Secretly she felt so fortunate to have someone compatible in terms of thoughts, passion and taking fun in right way with clever response. She loved Ankur more for the way he intelligently responded her playful statements and showing affection at the same time. Every time, unconsciously her mind compared Ankur and Nimit.

Nimit would have never understood forget about responding the clever statements, she thought. Nimit was never a person of words. He would always speak less, would be busy with himself and his little projects. Although he had been a supportive husband, Keya never felt the warmth she had felt with Ankur. As an adult, you want to talk with someone who understands the sentence after you speak first word, you love hanging out with a person who has multiple stories to tell, you wish to be with one who possesses same interests or atleast encourages you.

At one point, she wondered, how Ankur must be managing the situation at home, while constantly responding her messages, as she knew Revati was used to love being around her husband all the time, as she had mentioned once in female gossiping session while waiting for kids outside school. She thought to ask but controlled herself. I should not get into details, as far as he is responding. And I know, he loves only me, she thought to herself.

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From where that “only me” came to my mind? she wondered but before she could think much about it, that notification tone was again there.

Ankur : Hey Keya, I will connect back later. Heading out with Revati and kids. They love going out, especially on Sunday I will miss you. Wish we were together.

For a moment, keya felt jealous for Revati. The way, Ankur wrote that Revati loved to be out, she did not like it. She felt angry and upset and low at the same time.

Although she did not respond, Ankur did not ping again and that made her more upset.

Seriously, he does not care what I am thinking and how I am feeling at the moment. He must be busy enjoying with his family. And what am I doing here? I bluntly denied Nimit’s proposal to go out as I was expecting Ankur to be available for chat. I am foolish, she talked to herself. Few moments and sudden mood change.

She went to Nimit and asked him if they can go out as Vivaan would love it. Nimit, as usual, did not say no. Three of them headed to fun fair and enjoyed the evening. For a moment, she forgot Ankur and loved being childish with Vivaan. Nimit was happy seeing her happy.

On the way back, they stopped by at restaurant for dinner. And while they were waiting for dinner to be served and were chatting happily, that notification was there. For a moment, she decided to not look at phone but the next moment, her heart helped in changing that decision. She looked at phone screen.

Ankur : Hi love. Busy evening? You have not responded previous messages too. Hope you are enjoying evening.

And her anger tested the limit now. She checked time. Almost 4 hours, after he realizes that I have not responded? Now as he is back, he has noticed my no response, she thought and promptly responded.

Keya : Out with family as they love to. Yes, enjoying fully. Will connect back later.

She pushed the back button harder to get out of the chat app asap and literally threw the phone in her purse. She heard multiple notifications but was not in mood to attend them. If he has dedicated family time, so should I, she thought with irritation. At one end, she wanted to read all those messages, wanted to chat with Ankur and on other end, she was extremely disappointed the way Ankur disappeared for few hours on the name of family time. Struggle continued between mind and heart and she was cranky.

After reaching home, she just wanted to throw herself in bed but preparation for next day kept her busy. With each special notification, her irritation grew. She wanted to read those messages but she wanted to control herself by not reading them. She wanted Ankur to know that she was upset.

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Finally, when she entered in bedroom, Nimit was already asleep. She looked at him in lamp light and suddenly felt guilty. How can I cheat this man? He gave me life and position in society, she thought to herself.

In bed, she could not sleep for long and finally gave in to the demand of heart. She looked at the messages….

What the messages read?

Was everything fine between Ankur and Keya?

Was Ankur available to respond?

 

Wait to read 🙂

Love is an Adventure : Part – 13

Love is an Adventure : Part – 13

When you write a fiction, it’s a different feeling. Sometimes words flow constantly and sometimes you struggle to write a 20 words paragraph. Its been almost a month, latest part of the story published. But as I said, I felt mind blockage and took quite a bit of time for me to get out of it. This story is becoming teenager today as it has completed 13 episodes. Previous parts of the story can be read at  Part-1, part-2, Part-3, Part-4, Part-5, Part-6, Part-7, Part-8, Part-9, part-10, Part-11 and Part-12.  I hope you will be patient enough until this story becomes adult and gets a hard cover :-).

Read on…..

While the love birds – Ankur and Keya were busy exploring wettest body part of each other, Keya’s phone rang and that brought both of them to real world. Ankur’s hands were still around her waist but Keya got conscious. She started looking for phone in her purse, while trying to avoid Ankur’s stare. Phone ring was getting louder and so were Keya’s heartbeats. When she saw Nimit’s name on screen, she shivered. One glance at Ankur and she clicked the green button to talk…

Nimit : Madam, if you are done with your friend, can you please come back? We have been waiting. Its been 4 hours now. You said, you will be back in 2 hours.

And that made Keya realized that as usual, she completely lost track of time, while being with Ankur. With little hesitation mixed guilt, she handled the communication.

Keya : Yeah Nimit, actually couple of more friends join and we did not realize time. I will be home soon. I hope both of you are OK.

Nimit : Hey, no problem. Take your time. I was just worried.

Keya : No, I was about to leave from here. Will be home in about 25 minutes. She committed time out of guilty.

Nimit : Sure Keya, No problem. We will wait.

Keya : Bye.

The next moment, she clicked the red button for twice to make sure the call was off now and looked at Ankur. He was still staring her. She softly freed herself from his hands and smiled wryly.

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Ankur : Everything ok?

Keya : Oh yeah, I need to leave now.

She started collecting her purse and glasses. Ankur stood behind her and when she turned around, he literally lifted her again, without notice. Keya was shocked, anxious and giggling at the same time. Within a minute, Keya was at ease and they were smiled together. Ankur put her down carefully and looked straight into her eyes. And before she could respond, he put his lips again on hers and briefly brushed them.

Keya, I love you, Ankur said.

She smiled, looked down and bit her lower lip. Again, Ankur noticed it and pulled her in his arms.

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Keya surrendered happily but her monkey mind was already counting seconds.

Must be almost 7 minutes, I talked with Nimit. He must be waiting. Not sure what I will tell him, if he asks for details of meeting with friends. I have to leave now, she talked with herself.

Ankur, I will have to leave now, she said softly.

I do not want you to, his hands were still locking her.

Keya looked into Ankur’s eyes and said, Ankur, this will not lead us anywhere. Let’s stop here.

And before Ankur could speak anything, she unlocked herself from his hand lock and started leaving. Mixed feeling of much more guilt and excitement of newly found love took over. She so wanted to run back to give a last hug to him but controlled herself and left the hotel room, even without looking at Ankur.

And while she was still passing through hotel lobby, her phone buzzed with special notification. Keya so wanted to read the message but continued walking towards car. On the way back, she heard almost 10 notifications and with every notification, her curiosity grew high.

What he has to say when I have clearly told him that I do not want to get into this? She thought to herself.

At home, Nimit was playing with Vivaan. She entered with fake smile and before Nimit could notice, she slipped into bedroom. Looking herself in the mirror, she felt teary eyes.

Why did I do it?

Anyone can claim to love me but that does not mean I should forget my values.

I am never going to meet him again.

What people will think of me if they would find that I met another man in the hotel room?

Her mind was thinking at a fast pace and was constantly asking answers from that little heart, who was still pondering that feeling of “never experienced” love or lust.

Its not my fault that I found someone after being married.

We have not done anything wrong. That kiss was just expression of feelings.

Why should I feel guilty about anything? Did Nimit ever care how do I feel when he leaves me alone in bed after doing whatever he wants to, with my body?

Ankur will never cheat on me. After all, he is taking same risk.

Her heart fought back with mind, with stronger arguments.

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After changing into cotton pant and shirt, she came out but could not match eyes with Nimit. Still that internal struggle was going on between mind and heart.

So Kyea, how was your meeting with friends? Nimit asked casually.

Oh it was good. Actually, I was meeting them after a long, so was nervous. They all are doing so well in different fields and settled so well in life. Sometimes I think, I need to do something too. We talked and laughed on past memories. All of them have multiple kids and still they are doing well in life, Keya kept talking without Nimit asking for any details. Her uncontrolled words were a mixture of guilt and fear.

At that very moment, phone buzzed again with special notification. Keya grabbed her purse and took out her phone.

Nimit, I will prepare coffee for me. Will you join? She said

And without waiting for Nimit’s answer, she headed to kitchen hurriedly, holding the phone tight.

What do you think was waiting for her?

Did Ankur accept the proposal of her about not getting into “this”?

Or did he try to convince her that they were not doing anything wrong?

Stay tuned 🙂

 

 

Hidden Honeymoon Treasures in Photos

Hidden Honeymoon Treasures in Photos

Honeymoon is a lifetime memory and everyone wants to make it happy memory. Gone are the days when one was visiting any overrated location as part of honeymoon. Now a days, people seek adventure, some nature, some peaceful time with each other but of course, at a photogenic location. Here are the 3 international destinations, I have visited and felt like they are hidden treasure for honeymoon. Have a look!!

  1. The Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

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2. Bambu Indah Resort, Bali

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3. Boracay beach, Philippines

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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 🙂