"Opennn the doorrr Mohiiit!" sanaya shuddered, tapping her
feet in excited nervousness as she rang the doorbell of mohit's apartment, now
doing it the third time since she had arrived!! It was a real hectic yet an
enthralling day for Sanaya. One, She had been out for an audition for a very
promising role, n two, she was going to be off to Delhi with Mohit, for a weak,
the next morning! She was utterly excited. For sanaya, the entire day went by shopping
gifts for Mohit's family, she was so very thrilled! now she just cudn't wait to
meet them all. But at the same time she felt damn nervous as well! It was the
first time she wud be meeting mohit's parents!
"Ahhh that sounded soo scary" sanaya thought with tension on
"Mohit…What wud I do if they ask me something to cook???"
same question she had asked mohit nearly a hundred times in the past one week,
with the same silly expression on her face, biting her lower lip in nervousness!
Every time she did so, it made Mohit laugh out of his wits and tease her for
one reason or the other. At times she felt too irritated at his stupid mockery
but nevertheless-this was also something she equally adored abt him…" she is totally
smitten by his innocent stupidity!"
she know, which always make her giggle
whenever she thinks of him sitting all by herself.
Three bells yet no response! Sanaya felt a little
Mohit sounded a li'l sick last night" she thought out of worry. "But
it was just a sore throat. He must be doing fine now…he said he had taken the medicine
for it"…random thoughts kept hitting sanaya, as she tried to peak into the
apartment through the window on the right hand side of the door. She cudnt see
anything. Sanaya waited for a while, but, finally after seeing no movement from
the other side of the door, she decided to give mohit a call. She took out her
cell from the pocket of her jeans and quickly dialed his number without a
thought, as if she was robotically programmed to dial this number almost so effortlessly.
As sanaya waited for mohit to pick up the phone, she heard the pounding of some
feet flying towards the door. It was mohit. Mohit opened the door slowly. As
soon as sanaya saw Mohit's face behind the sliding door, she gave him a warm
"where have u been Mohit…I am waiting for so long you know"
sanaya complained as she greated him with a sideways hug. Mohit didn't address
her question with much of attention and rather just gave her a weak welcome
smile and slumped back into his couch lethargically pressing his fingers hard against
"What happened baby, aren't you feeling well?" sanaya asked
mohit with concern on her face.
"I am fine san, just a mild headache!" mohit said, this time
pressing his forehead even harder.
"anyways forget that! u tell, how was the audition?" in his heavy voice mohit enquired sanaya with a
"Ummm It was good I suppose, they said they will call me
again for a meeting once they discuss it with the channel. Let's see how it
shapes up" sanaya replied while keeping all her shopping bags on the bed and
stretching herself lazily.
"How has been the day , love?"sanaya mumbled to mohit as she
tied all her hair neatly into her black banana clip looking into the mirror.
"Em..the day!"mohit sighed. "whatever just forget it
san…lets talk something else ".
"why!? I mean is there anything wrong?" sanaya asked as she
made her way towards the kitchen to prepare herself a cup of coffee.
Mohit gave a thought to what sanaya asked. "Was anything wrong with him?…emm well everything sorta seemed wrong with him that day!"mohit shrugged.
"nothing san…just this stupid headache and sore throat
forced me to remain in the whole day. I feel queasy" mohit complained.
"Ohh! Don't worry baby u'll be alrite by tomorrow, after-all
you will be back home after so many days!" sanaya said joyfully.
"Sooo all set for tomorrow???" sanaya asked mohit in an
excited tone as she made her way out of the kitchen holding two mugs of hot
coffee and settled herself comfortably on the bed.
There was no response from mohit's side! It seemed as if he
didn't even hear what she said. He was lost in his own imagination. Sanaya was
surprised at his reaction, he looked really stressed out!
"Mohit is everything okay??" sanaya interrupted his thoughts
as she moved herself from the bed to near his couch keeping a gentle hand on
"Hunnn"..mohit shook out of his imagination.
"mohit are you okay?" sanaya reconfirmed more politely this
"hmmmmm…" mohit nodded to her slightly, giving a weak forced
"But baby you look so stressed out! what's the problem? Are
you feeling so ill?" sanaya asked worriedly while checking his forehead for
"Yupp I suppose…I have been feeling sick since yesterday…may
be that's why" mohit mumbled.
"So shud we go to see doc…amen just for a check-up?" sanaya
asked mohit very seriously.
"No san…no need of that. I'll be fine by tomorrow…well as u
said home n all" mohit smiled at her trying a bit too harder this time.
Sanaya felt confused n worried. Though mohit's forehead felt
a li'l warm n it seemed as if he had been keeping a slightly mild grade fever
but it really didn't seem that bad the way his face looked. It was surely
something else…sanaya could easily make out seeing his restlessness.
"was arjun here?" sanaya asked mohit as she saw the
condition of the place. It looked as if the boys really had a "night out" at
the place with wrappers of wafers, wine glasses, emptied coke tins, two large pizza
boxes and all the possible garbage they could produce lying everywhere in the
living room. Sanaya felt really stinky!
"When will men learn to stop behaving
like kids!" she thought to herself rolling her eyes in disbeleive.
All this while mohit still remained the same. It was
actually a very rare sight, that sanaya saw mohit so much tensed n upset…so it sort
of appeared too weird to her. It was something she cudn't handle. She had to
extract it out of him in any way.
Keeping all the other stuff aside, sanaya comfortably seated
herself, closely next to mohit on his couch. For a while silence settled in the
room as she carefully scanned his facial expressions and moves. So much of
stress dwelled in them. After a few minutes passing like that, sanaya tenderly took
mohit's hand into hers and intertwined her dainty fingers into his. She cleared
her throat, being extra cautious with her words.
"Mohit(she sucked in some saliva carefully proceeding
further)…Mohit it's okay if you don't wanna share with me what all you are
going through presently…n believe me its really okay!!" sanaya said in a caring
Mohit was left stunned…he looked at sanaya in disbelief. How
did she know that he was hiding something..?well she is his girlfriend after
all,,! "GIRLFRIEND" wowww that sounded sooo amazing!!"mohit thought.
"You know mohit, you have all the right to keep certain
things or some issues just by yourself if you really think that it's the better
option. n even you know that I will never compel you to divulge them, and that even
includes whatever u r thinking right now. But I just wanted to affirm that If
there is any confusion in your mind, anything that's troubling you, anything
you wish to confess or ask, abt anything…abt me, my career or even your career,
abt our families, our future, past or
any other most important or may be the most unimportant things of the world…u
just know that you have someone to do that with, to share anything and
everything…abt anyone…and that too whenever you wish! u just know mohit that
there's someone u can talk to…" sanaya spoke without a pause, with a few tears
now visibly flickering in her convincing eyes. As she paused for mohit to
react, It was the first time actually it seemed to sanaya as if mohit had
registered her words properly. He lifted his head and looked deep into her
eyes…his eyes turning scarlet red. Mohit felt an overwhelming pain knotting his
stomach and pulling at his heart. A lump built up in his throat and threatened
to choke him.
"Oh god she loves me so much!!" mohit sighed as she looked at
sanaya with a film of moisture building up in his eyes. A deep sense of panic
took over him as he saw the warm concerned smile that had lit up sanaya's face.
He shuddered in discomfort!
Sanaya thought that this was the verge of his outburst, but
much to her disbelief mohit sucked it in all in a trance in front of her.
"Ouch!!that actually did hurt!
Why was he doing this? What's
there going on in his head that's making him hurt like this! why cant he just
tell!!" sanaya thought to herself.
"I know san…I know you are there for me" mohit said pressing
her hand, giving her a fake smile.
Before sanaya could say anything further, her cell started
ringing. She felt irritated at whoever had called; the person had a real bad
timing!!" she sighed
. Whatsoever she slid the cover of her cell to check the
caller's number…it was from the ph of the show, she had given the audition for.
"Just a minute mohit, I will be right back" sanaya went on
to receive the call.
After a while, as sanaya made her way back to the living
room, she still found Mohit sitting at the same place where she had last seen
him…in the couch!
"Mohit some more coffee…what say??" sanaya asked mohit
trying to lighten the mood.
"Nope sanaya, I am really not feeling well today…I think I
will be off to my bed now" mohit said looking away from her. Sanaya understood
what he meant. She realized it wud be better to leave him alone for a while…may
be some time alone will help him snap out of it.
"Okkay then I will leave now. I too have lots to do n
prepare for tomorrow. I'll call you in the morning and yaa don't forget to pick
me on your way to the airport okkie!!"sanaya winked at him.
"Ofcourse, I wont" mohit assured.
"n ya don't forget to take your medicine before you go to
your bed…I will be really strict on you if you even dare to forget that!!"
Sanaya gave him a look. "U see I don't wanna spoil my vacation in company of a
coughing and sneezing man" sanaya joked.
"alrite mam…I'll remember that…anything else??" mohit said
escorting her to the door.
"YES! Just one, "Love you baby!"
sanaya whispered in his ear planting a goodnight peck on his
Mohit's heart skipped a beat!
Her gesture sorta made him too overwhelmed
with emotions. For a while, a soothing silence fell between the two of them and
their eyes locked at each other. They gradually found themselves melting into
the tenderness of the moment.
"I love you too sanaya"
mohit spoke with a noticeable pain
in his voice. Sanaya suddenly felt too worried for him. He wasn't fine, now she
was sure of that. But controlling herself n her emotions sanaya left his place
as mohit slammed the door behind her with disinterest. He felt a shooting pain
overpowering his senses as he sat down in his couch, thinking over what all
happened with him a few minutes ago.
Feedback is anticipated guys.n pls tell me if I shud continue or not...I mean pls tell me if its gud enough 2 be continued??