Posted: 03 June 2011 at 7:28am | IP Logged
Aham saved the day and this trip will definitely not go to waste like the Switzerland trip...
Here's Part 13!
Gopi forgot all her shyness as she hugged him, holding him tighter as the seconds passed. Aham was loving it and he hugged Gopi back. He thanked god that the problem was solved and his Gopi was happy again. Today was the first time Gopi opened up to him, trusted him enough to tell him of her problems. Another successful attempt of being the perfect husband. Suddenly still in the hug, Aham got a brainwave. He was reminded of the day Gopi took her vows back. Now was the best time to rectify it. Soon Gopi pulled away and looked down smiling and blushing. How much he missed that.
He then told her, "Gopi, i want to take you somewhere."
It was late already and she did not even look presentable and she told Aham that. Aham just got up and pulled her up with him. He then stood her in front of him and started combing his fingers through her hair. Gopi looked at Aham through her lashes and smiled a little. Her heart was jumping in excitement. She didn't know why but she was so happy that her husband was actually touching her hair, combing it with his fingers. How sweet! Meanwhile, Aham decided that he loved doing this, combing his fingers through her hair in an attempt to make her look better. Then he looked at Gopi's torn sleeves, yup, those look bad, she can't go into public looking like that. So without thinking, he tore away the whole sleeve making the shalwar kameez look sleeveless, only to have Gopi's hand shooting up to hold her shoulder where the sleeve was gone. He looked up to see Gopi's reaction and she was looking at him shocked and a little scared.
He just said,"Sorry Gopi! But you see now it doesn't look like it was torn!"
Gopi just looked at her completely bare arms. Yes it did look better now but she wasn't used to sleeveless. Again her Ahamji has shocked her. For a moment she was scared but after what Aham said, she loved the way he ripped it. It was so...sexy? Gopi quickly discarded her wandering thoughts. How could she think like that?! However her cheeks still felt hot and again she was blushing. Gopi was thankful for the fact that it was dark and he would not be able to see her crimson face. Gopi was pleasantly brought back to earth when she felt her Ahamji kiss her cheek. She did not know how to react to that.
He then said, "Now shall we go?"
Gopi just nodded and allowed Aham to lead her by her hand. They walked in a comfortable silence, occasionally glancing at each other and whenever their eyes would meet, aham would smile while a shy Gopi would smilingly look down, Gopi was fine walking on the road at night with Ahamji holding her hand, however, as soon as they entered the lit up mall Gopi felt self-conscious and tried to cover her arms. Aham sensed Gopi's discomfort and immediately put his arm around Gopi's shoulder holding her close. With the hand around Gopi's shoulder, he started carressing the bare area at the joint of her shoulder where the sleeve should have been. Gopi looked up at her husband who smiled down gently at her. Aham was expecting this. He knew she would be uncomfortable like this. Wasting no time, he brought her to his desired destination-the ladies section.
Gopi soon registered what was happening. She was too distracted and in a state of bliss to ask Aham where they were going. Now here she was, in front of a counter with her Ahamji beside her. She looked at Aham with a puzzled expression.
Aham then bent down and whispered in Gopi's ear,"Buy a dress Jaan, we are going to take our vows today."
Gopi looked at Aham in wonderment. At first she couldn't believe it, it was all so unbelievable! It was probably midnight right now, and here she was suppose to choose a dress because she was going to get married later. She then remembered that day, the day her hopes were shattered, the day she took her vows back. Now she was glad to be here, to get married again to someone who sincerely loved her and would take care of her.
With watery eyes, she looked up lovingly at her husband and asked him,"Which one do you like?"
Seeing Gopi's expression, he couldn't help himself. Ahem bent down and kissed her left temple. He then pointed out a beautiful dark red Kameez with Green shalwar and a shining Dupatta. It was beautiful, perfect for the occassion. Gopi readily agreed to try it on. She fell in love with it, after all, her Ahamji choose it! The sales lady brought down the dress and gave it to Gopi. She then pointed out the fitting room. After thanking the lady, a happy Aham and a smiling Gopi made their way there. Gopi got into the small fitting room while Aham waited ouside. It was already very late at night and the whole area was deserted.
After a while, Aham asked, "Gopi, have you worn it?"
Gopi then replied from the cubicle,"Not yet."
Aham then asked in a very naughty tone,"How do you look?" and chuckled.
Despite, being alone in the cubicle Gopi could not help but blush. She did not know how to repond to her husband's naughtiness. After wearing the dress, she observed herself in the mirror. She got so irritated by her eyes. They were sore due to all the crying. She felt so disappointed, she had wanted to look perfect for her husband. She just sighed and started fixing her hair, having flashbacks of their time beside the lake. She then straightened the suit, took a deep breath and unlocked the door. Aham was getting really impatient and had already taken out a coin to pick the lock when he heard the door unlock and Gopi stood there looking at him with question in her eyes. He brought both his hands forward and took both of Gopi's hands in his. He gave her a once over and was happy to know that she had made and effort with her appearance even though she couldn't do much. Once his gaze travelled from top to toe to top again, he slowly pulled her closer and tenderly pressed his lips on hers. Gopi's eyes fluttered close.
Once he pulled back, he looked at Gopi who was already blushing and looking everywhere else and told her gently, "You look beautiful."
His words and the way he said it made Gopi look at him. The sentence was a simple one, nothing poetic but it sounded so genuine. Aham gave Gopi a smile and then proceeded to the cashier and made payment. They then got out of the mall and started walking with Aham leading Gopi. At first they held hands lightly, soon their fingers were interwined. After a while it got chilly and Aham placed his arm around Gopi, hugging her close. By the time they reached their destination, a small temple, Aham had started carressing Gopi's arm. While walking, Aham had asked Gopi some questions about herself which Gopi promptly answered. Aham noticed that Gopi voice was a little louder now and more alive however she was still very bashful. Once they reached the temple's entrance, Aham himself placed the Dupatta on Gopi's head and they both entered the empty temple together. Aham then folded his hands in front of the sacred idol and Gopi did the same. Once they were done praying, Aham faced Gopi and started taking his vows again, God being their witness. Once Aham was done, Gopi was so overwhelmed with emotion that she could not stop her tears, but she still managed to smile at her husband. Aham knew that he had said enough and these were just tears of happiness. He then hugged his wife.
After a while, Gopi, with her head still resting on Aham's chest, whispered "Thank you Ahamji."
Aham gave Gopi a squeeze then pulled back and held her shoulders. He brought her close, kissed her forehead and then said,"Thank you for trusting me, i love you jaan"
Aham then placed his arm around Gopi's shoulder and walked her out of the temple. They was a beach just 3 minute walk away and Aham decided to spend some time there with his wife. They sat down on a bench in the dark and heard the soothing sound of waves. They were the only ones there, after all, no one would want to go to the beach in the middle of the night. Aham then layed down and placed his head on Gopi's lap who started running her hand through his hair. Aham took her free hand and placed it on his chest after kissing the palm. Aham was looking up at Gopi lovingly while Gopi traced her finger on Aham's facial features.
Her fingers travelled from his hair to his forehead down to his eyes which caused him to close them for a brief second. Her finger then slide down his nose towards his lips and suddenly shot back up and covered his eyes.
Her Ahamji had been staring at her since the time his head had been on her lap. She could not resist the temptation to touch his handsome face. However she got so shy when she reached his lips and seeing those wonderful brown eyes staring at her so lovingly was making her tingle all over and she quickly covered his eyes with her hands which had barely touched his lips. Almost immediately, those lips curved into a wide smile and he removed her hands with his. She looked away from him but she knew definitely did not miss her shy smile.
Aham removed her hand with his gently and saw that she had looked away and was blushing. He loved her so so much. Aham saw that his darling wife was stiffling a yawn. He knew she was tired from all the events that had happened in the last few hours. He decided to go back to their hotel so that she could rest. Even his back had started to hurt, probably due to the tension-filled drive. He got up and then holding Gopi protectively around her shoulder, brought her back to the hotel.
To be continued...
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