Sheetal was still looking at the door, she knew that it must be something important as Sameer sounded tense as if there was something significant.
She turned to look at the book she was trying to read from past half an hour. Finally she saw him entering the library gates... she waved her hand...
Sameer smiled and ambled towards Sheetal...
"Yes Sameer, what's the matter" she enquired
"Well can't I see you without any matter, I like talking to you" he came closer and whispered in her ear...
She shy away "fine... Now tell me what the matter is"
"let's go out..." Sameer replied.
Sheetal nodded and picked up her books and walked towards the gate with him.
Kavita was still thinking about the prettiness sleeping peacefully. She was far away from any worries in the world... when yesterday she was crying on top her voice and today there was a slight smile on her face even when she was fast asleep.
Kavita was doubtful, she knew Aarti was clever and naughty. But at the same time she knew that Aarti had a beautiful heart and as far as she knew Aarti never hurt anyone.
Kirti walked in the room, saw her sister sleeping peacefully. "Wow, am I dreaming" she said making Kavita look at her...
Kirti went closer and pat on her shoulder "Aarti"
But Aarti did not wake up.
Kirti heard her phone ringing "yes Vikram, no cancel the tickets... she is sleeping"
Sheetal had her last sip of the lemonade "tell me what the matter is?"
"Well I am not sure what to ask, but I am in a doubt" he said softly
Sheetal waited for him to speak up
"Where was Aarti last night, I mean was she with you or."
"No she was not" she stopped him In between "I don't know where she was last night" she responded
Sameer was now curious "well even Veer was not in his room... but that's not very unusual because I have seen him going around for regular fights"
Sheetal was now thinking about Aarti. "Sameer, give me some time, I will find out"
Sameer smiled "so you will become a detective"
"Well not really, but what about Veer" she asked
"I saw Veer and Aarti sitting together at the caf in the morning" he said
Sheetal was now astounded and dazed "what?"
She was now sure that something was definitely devious...
After some time
Kirti was still talking to vikram when she saw Aarti waking up... "Ummm" she said tiredly
"Vikram, I will call you later" she said and walked towards Aarti "good morning sweet sister" Kirti touched her fair shoulder...
Aarti rubbed her eyes... "What?" then got up from the bed... she was still wearing last night's skirt and a loose top...
Kirti asked with a raised brow "where were you the whole night?"
Aarti scowled "why?"
"Just tell me" Kirti said indignantly
"Well I was with someone" Aarti said tying her long hair in a ponytail...
Kirti was now thinking at her stupid sister who thought she was the world's smartest person "May I please ask who you were with?"
Aarti ignored her sister's words and walked into the bathroom to have shower...
It was almost afternoon and most of the morning classes were finished.
Aarti only loved gymnastics, her class started in the evening...
While she was still getting ready for her class, Kirti queried again "Aarti, I am your sister and I have full right to know where you were last night"
"Were you with some boy?" Kirti asked astonishingly
Aarti observed her snooping sister with the broad smile "I won't tell you anything" and rushed out of the room...
Kirti kept yelling...
Veer was still thinking about last night. He wanted to talk to Aarti and explain everything about his life. He cannot involve himself with anyone.
He knew his life was full of danger and if he gets attached to any girl then he will put her life in danger as well. He knew he had a number of enemies who always kept an eye on him.
Aarti smiled and came walked towards the small lake outside the hostel. "This is the nice place to talk" she said softly while he was lost in his thoughts
He saw her smiling "Aarti, I wanted to talk to you, to explain everything about my life"
Aarti smiled and came closer "what?"
"Aarti, this is serious, my life is full of danger and I cannot involve you in my life. I cannot risk your life" he said
Aarti smiled then be held him and started crying "fine, you have spoilt my life and now you want to get rid of me. This is how you used me?"
Veer closed his fist in anger "why the hell don't you understand" he roared making Aarti quiet.
"I am persistently besieged with myself, over what I have done with you." He bellowed and hit his hand against the tree trunk.
Aarti stepped back, she was now horrified. Her one lie had made him hit himself. She shouldn't have done this. She thought to herself.
She was stunned to see the bruise on his hand. And immediately hold his hand... "Please don't do this"
Veer observed her while she tried to tie his bruised hand with her tissue. She looked so innocent and pure. His hand reached the small tear sitting near her eye when she looked up surprisingly.
"Aarti, I...I don't know how to like and how to love" he said
She smiled "don't worry, I will make you learn everything" she hold his hand
Veer was still not happy of getting into any relation with her. But he did not wanted to leave her at this stage when something happened because of him. He did hurt her and because of this he had to be with her.
He knew he had more enemies then friends, he would never want Aarti to come in front of the world and declaring any relation she has with him. "You have to promise me one thing" he asked firmly
"Yes, I promise" she replied instantly
"Let me at least complete first" he added
"You will never tell anyone about both of us" he demanded and she closed her eyes and agreed.
"Now let's go back" he commanded
"Wait" she said
He grimaced but she hold his hand and smiled making his glares disappear.
This was his first time in life when a girl dared to hold his hand and he did not rejected.
But he did not curl his fingers around hers.
Kavita was still searching for the book, it was now more than half an hour since she was struggling tp find it. Finally her eyes fell on the left side second last shelf... "Oh found it"
Her hands reached to grab the book when she saw Arjun pulling for the same book "leave"
Kavita was now annoyed, "it's mine"
"No its mine" he argued back
"Just give it to me" she said irately
"Get lost, you half-witted boy" she exclaimed
"Me!!! Half witted??? What on earth do you think of yourself, you witch" he replied back
"What????" she shouted back
Soon the whole library was able to hear them fighting
Librarian finally kept the book on a side "both of you, leave"
"But ma'am" Kavita tried to be polite
"Please both leave" Librarian demanded...
Kavita made a bad face at Arjun who least bothered and left in a different direction
Later during the day
Sheetal was still waiting for Sameer in the canteen when she saw Kavita coming to her angrily...
"What happened to you?" she asked eagerly to her friend who seems red in rage
"I hate him...he is now my biggest enemy" Kavita said loudly
"Hahaha who??" Sheetal laughed
"You are laughing, I will kill him" Kavita said throwing her books on the table
"Oh Kavita, stop it. Don't be angry" Sheetal said calmly
Kavita sat on the chair next to her and angrily looked around.
Sheetal asked her to drink something and relax.
In the meantime she saw Sameer coming towards her
She smiled "hi" she waved her hand
Sameer smiled back and approached the girls.
Kavita was still angry "I will go to the hostel,"
Sheetal knew Kavita doesn't like talking to boys "ok, I will see you later"
Sameer saw Kavita's unpleasant behaviour "what's the matter with her" he said softly after she walked away
"Nothing, she must have had a big fight with some boy in the library" Sheetal said
"Anyways, Veer seems to be normal now. He was peacefully sleeping last night" Said Sameer
"Hmmm, even Aarti seems to be normal, well she did not even talk about Veer... so maybe she wants to forget him" Sheetal added.
Later during the evening
Veer heard his phone ringing while he was still practising with his punching bags.
He saw the number "yes"
"Ok" he flung the phone away and packed his bag to walk outside.
Uday looked at Veer who seemed to be ready to go for a fight "Veer which party you are going to smash today"
Veer raise his brows "smash"
And walked outside
Few minutes later he was 1 km away from the college gates, near a huge forest sipping water.
Aarti came from behind "Veer"
He turned around "Aarti... why did you call me here and at this time"
"Why? Can't I call you?" she asked
"You can, but this place is dangerous... people say there is a lake in the middle of the forest and it is haunted" he tried to scare her
"I don't care as far as you are with me" she said softly