Posted: 10 April 2011 at 4:29am | IP Logged
After finishing up in the kitchen, Nivi went up to the roof to take down clothes that had been hung up to dry; she didn't see Viren on the way and part of her was disappointed although she knew she needed to get a few more things done before she would be free to go with him on his picnic. She smiled as she thought how nice it would be to be able to spend some time with him with no distractions and how happy he would be to be with her. She still found it so hard to believe that Viren loved her as much as he did but she knew it was true, she felt it in his every word and saw it in his every glance. As she thought of him, she looked back suddenly, expecting him to be there and then laughed at herself when he wasn't. She put a few dry tops into the basket she'd left on the floor and reached up to get a sheet when she heard Viren say 'mujhe dhoond rahi thi?!' from behind her.
Viren had tried to leave Nivi alone, thinking she'd get her work done quicker but after looking at a couple of magazines without knowing what he was reading, he gave up and decided to find her. They had the whole house to themselves, how could he just leave her alone?! And besides, he didnt think Nivi wanted to be left alone either, no matter what she said...he thought of the kiss they'd shared in the kitchen and wished he'd taken more time but he'd wanted to see what her reaction would be; he smiled as he remembered the look on her face and he went up to the roof because she'd told him she needed to bring in clothes. He stood just outside the doors leading onto the terrace and watched Nivi as she took down a top and then all of a sudden she turned towards the doors even though she couldn't see him. He heard her laugh lightly as she went back to what she was doing and he went forward asking if it was him she was looking for, feeling like the luckiest guy on earth because he knew she had been looking for him and no-one else.
Nivi jumped at Viren's voice and dropped the end of the sheet she was still holding and Viren came forward to help her fold it and she put it into the basket, not looking at him or answering his question. She felt oddly shy after their kiss earlier and was finding it hard to look at him for more than a second even though at the same time, it was all she wanted to do! Viren didn't say anything either as he silently watched her and helped her with a saree; after a minute though, he suddenly he took the end of the saree in his hand and wrapped it around her twice and pulled her towards him.
She was tangled up with only one arm out and the other under the saree as Viren pulled her into his arms and hugged burying his face in her hair without saying anything. Nivi didn't try to move away, she didn't want to, so she reached up with her free right hand and put it on the back of his head, running her fingers through his hair; she felt him shaking against her slightly and smiled into his shoulder. They stood like that for a while, neither of them saying anything, just listening to each other's hearts beating as if they were one. After a few minutes, Viren brushed Nivi's hair to one side and whispered in her ear 'mujhe ab bhi yakeen nahi hota ke tum meri ho Nivedita' He moved his face back a little so he could look at her and said seriously 'yeh sab ek khwaab toh nahi?!' He suddenly had the feeling that he'd wake up any second and be back sleeping outside ' or worse at home on the sofa while Nivi was at the Sharma house. He was still frowning slightly when Nivi broke into his thoughts by saying 'mujhe bhi aisa lagta hai Viren, lekin yeh koi khwaab nahi...koi khwaab itna paagal kese ho sakta hai?!' She brushed the tip of his nose with hers and laughed a small laugh which made Viren's breath catch in his throat.
She smiled up at him and Viren looked at her wondering how someone could be so beautiful. He kissed the tip of her nose and then her closed eyelids as he felt her heartbeat quicken along with his own. His arms were still around her and one hand was tangled in her hair. He kissed forehead and her cheek slowly before tilting her face up. He waited a few seconds till she opened her eyes and looked him; her hand was on the back of his neck and as she looked at him, she stroked his neck with her fingers and he closed his eyes and brushed his lips over hers lightly. He kissed her softly at first and then more deeply as he felt her responding to him. They lost themselves in each other until Viren broke the kiss and rested his cheek against hers, trying to catch his breath. He could feel Nivi's heart beating like crazy and he knew his must sound the same to her. They stood like that for a few moments until Nivi said 'Viren..' in a breathless voice. Suddenly Viren came back to the present and sighed, resting his forehead against hers before saying 'haan Nivedita, mujhe yaad hai...tumhe kaam hai aur yeh sab baad mein, yahi kehna chahti ho na?'
This wasn't what Nivi had been been about to say at all - she didn't know what she'd been about to say because she couldn't think straight; her mind was blank except for Viren. She could still feel Viren's lips on hers and the way they'd been holding on to each other had been like two drowning people. And she had felt like she was drowning in Viren, there had been nothing else in the world except for him. As his words broke into her thoughts she remembered all the day's events leading up to now and stepped away from Viren slightly as he looked at her and began untangling her from the saree that was still wrapped around her. As he did he muttered 'par yeh 'baad mein' aayege kab?!' under his breath and Nivi couldn't help the laugh bubbling up at his words.
Viren looked at her with a little frown and Nivi laughed again at his expression and lightly ruffled his hair, still feeling breathless and giddy but oddly a little calmer. His mouth was turned down again in that cute way and he moved his head away without looking at her as she picked up the basket full of clothes, so she leaned closer to him and whispered 'bas thoda aur kaam baaki hai Viren, aur phir...' At her words, Viren turned to look at her and before he could say a word, Nivi quickly reached up and gave him a light kiss on the corner of his mouth like she'd wanted to earlier and laughed at his dazed expression before leaving him standing there as she went back into the house.
Edited by anjaani07 - 29 April 2011 at 8:38am