Nupur was at her house. She was lying on the bed. She was very
happy that her first show was a super hit. She wanted to share her happiness
with her dear ones. But she had none! When she was kid, her parents died in a
car accident and none of her relatives wanted to take care of her. So, she
landed at the orphanage. She never had any qualms about it. She was very happy.
She found happiness in small things. She made friends easily. She was a vibrant
young gal. But one incident changed her completely, making her a vulnerable
Today she didn't wanted to peak into her past. It'd been two
years that she met Gunjan at a mutual friend's party. And today, only because
of her, she was leading a happy life. She could now proudly say that she's a
self made woman.
She remembered what happened that morning at Bistro. Gunjan
invited her to join her and Samrat on the cruise. She never saw cruise even
from a distance. And she did want to go. But something was stopping her. She
was very confused. She knew all about Gunjan and Samrat. She also knew that
they'd happily receive her if she joined them rather than feel her as an
Amidst her thought, the phone rang. And she quickly picked, saw
the caller id and a smile spread across her face.
Gunjan! How come you called me up at this hour? Is everything alright?" she asked
course! Everything is absolutely fine. I called to ask you if you have decided
to come or not along with us" said Gunjan.
"I don't know Gunjan! I'm so confused!" she whispered.
need not be Nups! Please come along with us. Samrat would be very happy. So
would I" Gunjan said trying her best to persuade Nupur.
Nupur was quiet.
right. It's high time that I forget the past and move on. May be, this journey
might bring something good for me" thought Nupur.
You don't have all the time in the world to think dear! You are coming and
that's final! No more arguments" ordered Gunjan.
I'll come" she said with a small smile while Gunjan jumped with excitement.
That's like my gal! I'm super happy now! Thanks gal! I'll tell Samrat about it
and he'd be equally happy" she said excited.
Nupur just smiled. Gunjan's happiness mattered a lot to her and
she could go to any length to see her happy.
still not sure if this is a good decision, Gunji" said Nupur.
a wonderful decision. No further discussion about this one. You hit the bed
right now and drift into a deep slumber. I'll see you tomorrow in your
boutique" said Gunjan.
you wish ma'm! Good night!" said Nupur chuckling.
said Gunjan grinning and cut the call.
* * * * * * * *
Samrat was working on his laptop when Gunjan excitedly entered
into the bedroom. She rushed to him and hugged him. Samrat was taken aback.
My wifey seems to be in a very good mood. What's the matter Shona?" he said
making her sit properly on his lap.
there's wonderful news" she said grinning.
what's it?" he asked looking at her.
know my friend, Nupur?" she asked.
He nodded his head.
asked her to come along with us on the cruise for our anniversary" she said.
coming along with us! YAY!! I'm so happy! I guess our plan is working!" she
said looking into his eyes.
indeed wonderful news" he said patting her cheek.
always seen the lonely look in her eyes whenever I talk of relationships. And
that's so similar to Mayank's" she said in a sad tone.
worry, Shona. If they both are destined to be with each other, they'll
definitely be" he said smiling.
hope they are destined to be together" she said and put her head on his chest
while he caressed her hairs.
* * * * * * * *
*One week later*
Everyone was busy packing their stuff. The cruise trip was for
one month and that was enough to make them run on their toes. Gunjan made sure
that everything was perfect. Samrat and Mayank were giving the last minute
instructions to their staff. Their clients were all informed about the holiday
and they made sure that their clients don't face any problem when they were on
the holiday. Nupur on the other hand, tried to finish all the assignments she
was given. Although it was hectic, she tried hard. Her career just started and
she didn't want it to get affected in any way.
The trip would
start off from Monaco, France from there to Vatican City, Italy from there to
Venice, and then to Sicily and finally to Athens, Greece. It was a Europe tour
and all the four where eagerly looking forward to it.
The cruise was to
take off from Monaco, France. They're all supposed to catch a flight and go
there. Gunjan, Samrat and Mayank were leaving together from Mumbai while Nupur
would go separately and join them there as she's in Delhi for a Fashion Meet.
* * * * * * * *
The cruise was a little away from the dock yard. To reach it,
one has to go in a motor boat.
how long will you talk on the phone?" asked Gunjan frustrated as Mayank was on
the phone from the past 15 minutes.
He mouthed two minutes and got back to his phone.
the boats are leaving. Why don't we both go? He'll come in another boat" said
guess you're right, Sam" she said slowly.
went near Mayank, pulled his shirt sleeve and said in his other ear, "We're
leaving in the boat. Finish off the call soon. That'd be the last call for the
whole month. And join us soon"
He nodded his head and waved his hand at them.
Gunjan and Samrat sat in the motor boat and it zoomed off.
* * * * * * * *
Nupur walked into the dockyard and gave her luggage to the porter.
Mayank was still on the phone when he heard a sweet voice asking the boat
driver if that was the boat which would take her to the cruise. The boat driver
nodded and helped her get into the boat.
Mayank saw her. She was wearing a blue long skirt and a white top
with a stole and was climbing into the boat. He couldn't see her face.
leave or are we waiting for someone?" Nupur asked the boat driver.
waiting for that sir who was on the phone for the past half an hour. Once he
comes back, I'll take you both to the cruise" said the boat driver pointing
towards Mayank with a smile.
Mayank finally finished his call and looked at the dockyard. Only
one boat was left and apart from him, only one passenger was left. In quick
strides, he reached the boat.
Nupur was standing in the boat as Mayank still didn't come and was
looking at her reflection in the water and softly smiled. She didn't notice Mayank's
arrival and was still standing when the boat driver started the boat all of
sudden and due to the jerk, she lost her balance and was about the fall into
the sea ...
Mayank saw that the girl was standing on the edge
of the boat. She was about to fall from the corner. He rushed to save her from
He held her by the waist, when her stole flew due
to the gust of air and blocked his vision.
Mayank's POV - "Ugh, how do these girls manage
these things?!" He pulled her stole from his face and saw a beautiful face and
perfect features before him. But due to the sheer indifference he had developed
towards woman from the past five years, he simply ignored her beauty.
"Ahem ahem" he cleared his
The girl who had closed her eyes, due to the fear
of falling, slowly opened them. And all he saw were a pair of large doe-shaped
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That's all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading it!! Next
update, hopefully soon. Can't promise you when. Till then, keep smiling! Take
Edited by -Sindhu- - 27 January 2011 at 10:05am