has a boyfriend Aarti."
Her mouth fell open, her eyes
widened, and she felt like she had just received the biggest shock of her life.
"What?" she instantly yelped.
Yash looked back towards the road, trying to avoid looking at her.
"It isn't like that. She... she's
trying to convince her parent's. It's a long story Aarti. She liked this guy a
year ago and he liked her too. She told her parent's about him... now the
bigger problem is to convince her parent's that she doesn't want to be with
him. They really like him," he said with difficulty.
Aarti's eyes got even wider. It was
hard to register what had just happened. She had been expecting Yash to say
that he didn't have the courage to ask her to be with him, but what just
happened was completely unexpected. Arpita had a boyfriend. This was more
complicated than she thought.
She could tell from the tone of his
voice that Arpita's situation really hurt him.
"And she likes you for sure?" Aarti
tried to confirm.
Yash nodded. "Yeah."
Aarti had a bewildered expression on
her face for a moment. "Okay... wait, so have you two done anything while she
was in this relationship?" she questioned curiously, remembering that he had a
condom in his wallet.
Yash looked annoyed that she would
ask such a thing, and then finally shook his head.
Aarti didn't believe him.
"You had a condom in your wallet,"
Aarti finally said, pestering him to confess.
Yash glanced at Aarti, clearly
shocked. "How do you know that?" he asked rudely.
Aarti looked away from him. She could
feel her cheeks burn. "I saw you give it to Prateek," she told him casually.
"Well then, it's none of your
business," he replied coldly.
Her vulnerable heart felt like his
ice cold words had pierced through it. She felt the tears return to her eyes.
Of course it wasn't her business. Nothing was. Prashant didn't think it was her
business that he had an affair going on with another girl either.
"Don't cry," he said softly, causing
her to turn around and face him again.
"You know what Yash, nobody thinks I'm
worth it. Nobody thinks I'm good enough to be told anything to. So why should
you be any different?" she asked him, the pain evident in her voice.
She knew that she was being dramatic,
but right now she really did feel worthless. She had nobody in this world. The
only close friends she had were Prashant, Mansi and Sunita. She couldn't tell
Mansi. Her best friend would just give her an "I told you so" lecture. Sunita wouldn't
even care, she loved her and Prashant's pairing so much that she'd definitely
blame Aarti somehow for not being able to get back together with Prashant. And
Prashant... she couldn't go to him and ask him to comfort her. She'd only want
him more. Here she had thought that she might find a friend in Yash, but she
was proven wrong once more. There really was nobody in her life, and there couldn't
"It isn't my duty to tell you," he
told her flatly. "I hope you understand that."
Aarti glared at Yash. And to think
she had softened up towards him. She almost forgot how rude he was being the
other day. No. All guys were assholes.
"Whatever," she said angrily, and
looked away from him. "I want to go home."
"Alright," Yash told her quietly.
She looked down at her phone and
stared at Prashant's number.
It had only been a few hours and she
already missed the warmth of his skin against hers, she already pined to have
his strong arms around her body once more. She craved his kisses, his touches.
She missed her Prashant. She wanted him back.
To make up for it, she decided to text Prashant.
They drove the rest of the way in
silence, and Prashant didn't reply to her text. Aarti wondered if he was with Nida? The thought
was painful. But she needed to hear from him, whether he was with Nida or not.
She bit her lip.
"Yash," she said nervously, looking
up at him. "Can we go to Nida's house?"
Yash looked at her angrily. "Are you
out of your mind? You're going home," he yelled, clearly annoyed.
"Why are you making my decisions for
me?" she snapped.
"Because I'm the one driving this
"Alright then, I'll get out!"
She was about to remove her seatbelt
when Yash placed his hand on top of hers to stop her.
"Aarti, just be quiet! I'm dropping
The rest of the way was quiet,
neither of them spoke to the other. Aarti just closed her eyes and leaned
against the window, lost in memories of Prashant.
Once he dropped her home, she left
the car silently, not bothering to thank him. She knew it was rude, but she could
care less right now
She tried dialing Prashant's number as soon as she entered her room,
but it reached voicemail. Depressed, she plopped down on her bed and cried
herself to sleep, ready to try again in the morning.
Precap: Three months later, in the new semester,
Aarti and Yash coincidentally get locked up in the same classroom for an entire night.
The last time they spoke to each other was that upsetting night in his car.
--It's shorter than the last one! I'm very, very sorry! I tried to make it up to you guys with a precap and super fast updates. I guess some things will need to be sacrificed for the sake of fast updates right? I'll try and make the next one longer! I'm also sorry that I haven't replied to your comments. I will get to them... in the meantime, enjoy the chapter and post more comments!
Edited by ilovepyaar - 29 January 2013 at 1:31am