Kyun - Chapter 9
After finding out the directions to Priyanca's house, Sakshham dropped her home. They exchanged awkward "Good-Bye's," and parted. To that day, Priyanca and Sakshham's friendship had blossomed, and months later, they had became unseperablely close friends. They did everything together; do work together in the campus library, go out for coffee after that, and Sakshham always dropped Priyanca straight home after the coffee. Priyanca's life became a kind of routine; go to college, hangout with Isha, Sameer, and Sakshham, do homework, eat dinner, watch tv, sleep. But now, he had other plans.
As the two piled into the car, Sakshham smiled at Priyanca. She smiled at him.
"I'm going to drop you home Priyanca, but after that put something nice on. Maybe a dress or something." Sakshham said with a sly smile.
"But why?"Priyanca said, confused.
"You'll see - now go." Sakshham said.
Though incredibly confused, Priyanca ran up to her room and went to her closet. She pulled out a bright pink dress, and a sequined blue shawl. She took out a pair of dangling turqouise earrings, and a matching bracelet. Next, she ran to her shoe rack, and picked out a pair of her favorite shoes - strappy blue high heels. Priyanca undressed and put on her outfit. She combed her hair, and looked in the mirror. She smiled at herself briefly, and rushed out the door.
"Ready?" Sakshham said.
"Yup, now tell me - what's going on?" Priyanca said with a sly smile, knowing something special was going on.
"Oh nothing, you'll see." Sakshham said with a grin.
The two drove through an upscale part of London, until they reached a beautiful house. Made of brick and sandstone, Priyanca saw a huge front yard at the front, with a huge birdbath in the middle of everything. Flowers were at every window ledge, and as Priyanca walked up the front steps to the main entrance, she saw rangoli adorned the floor. Sakshham led the way, and rang the doorbell. A well maintained man answered the door, and smiled immediatley.
"Dadu?" Priyanca said, shocked.
"Hi Beta! I knew we'd meet again. Please, do come in." Abhinav said, graciously welcoming Priyanca into the house.
Before entering, Priyanca pulled Sakshham aside, and said, "Sakshham, you should have told me we were coming to your house. I would have worn something more traditonal... Tum Bhi Na!"
"Kya Khusar Phusar Ho Rahi Hai Vahaan Pe? Andaar Aao Na!" Abhinav said.
Though words cannot describe the house's beautiful insides, Priyanca was shocked. The house was perfect, like a dream house for her. A woman stood atop the staircase, wearing a bright yellow sari, with silvery embroidery. A man stood behind her, wearing a striped tuxedo and thick-rimmed rectangular glasses. They both gracefully walked down the steps, hand in hand. The sound of Lata's 3-inch high heels filled the room, with a sharp click-clack with every step she took.
"Please come in beta. It's so nice to finally meet you." Lata Oberoi said with a large grin, showing off her pearly white teeth.
"I'm sorry aunty, I didn't know where Sakshham was taking me, otherwise I would have worn something a bit more Indian... you know." Priyanca said with a sigh.
"It's alright Beta, now come, lets eat."
The dinner presented to Priyanca at the dinner table was astounding; Buttery Garlic Naan, Fluffy Jeera Rice, Chicken Makhani, Palak Paneer, Tadka Daal, Aloo Baingan, Chicken Tikka, Rasmalai, Moong Dal Halwa, and Kheer. Everyone ate until their stomachs were content, and chit-chatted for a while.
"So Priyanca, when did you and Shamu decided to get married?" Lata said with a sweet smile.
"Sorry?" Priyanca said, shocked.
-End of Chapter 9-