*** PART 28***
Next day afternoon, Manvi was riding up the elevator on Virat's new office. She walks by a conference room where there was a meeting going on. Virat's secretary tried to tell her that her husband was in an important meeting. But Manvi being Manvi, peeks in and waves to Virat.
Rahul notices her and taps Virat's shoulder to alert him of a certain intruder. Virat puts his hands on his hips and shakes his head looking at her disapprovingly.
She makes a sad face and retreats back and goes to his office. She presses the intercom and a female voice answers " Yes Sir?"
"Preity?" she calls her to his office.
"So what's new in the technology circle?"
"Um..I have no idea. I am just a secretary Manvi." Preity replies.
"Yeah. But, you should pick up this stuff. Is Virat being nice to you?"
"Um. yeah. It is just that with the company growing so much, the hours have been extending everyday ma'm. My husband does not understand why I come late everyday. He thinks I am having an affair."
"Oh, you stay here, with Virat, while he is working?"
"Yes. I have to. I am his secretary."
"Who else stays with you both."
"Rahul Sir used to stay but now he leaves by 5 PM."
"So, it is only you and Virat, staying in the office till midnight, every day." Manvi summarizes.
"Um. Yes. Sometimes, I ask him permission and I leave at a few hours early."
"Interesting." she scratches her chin.
"What are you doing here Mannu?" Virat barges in the office.
"Lovely to see you too, husband. I brought Lunch." Manvi shows him a picnic basket, with childish excitement.
Virat squints at her and then looks at Priety. "What are you doing here?"
"Talking with Mrs. Vadera, Sir."
"Yes Sir." Preity leaves silently, with her head down.
Manvi looks at him curiously but opens her basket and puts up boxes in front of him.
He starts eating readily. "I got to go in a few min. Thanks for this. I was starving."
"Preity is nice." Manvi comments.
"She has work to do. She is not paid to chit chat with you." he scolds her.
"She has thrown light on some interesting issues. " she begins while Virat was gobbling up the food.
"She told me that she gives you company every night while you are away from you legally wedded wife."
Virat raises his eye brows.
Manvi gets up and walks up and down the room, like a lawyer in a courtroom. "Your honor, It is to be strongly noted that her husband thinks she is having an affair." She turns around and points her finger at Virat. " Is she?" she asks him dramatically. "If she is, who are the probable men in her close circle?"
Virat stops eating and looks at her making a funny face.
But Manvi continues without paying him any attention "Is it her boss, who for the same amount of time as she is, is missing from his wife's side."
Virat opens his mouth to say something then closes it. "What is wrong with your brain?" he finally asks.
"I am bored." she goes and sits in Virat's chair at his desk.
"Manvi, incidentally, my ex-wife was a doctor too. She did not even have 10 free minutes in her day. I do not understand how you have so much time to make up all this crappy stories." he puts away his food, gulps down a glass of water and walks to Manvi, pecking her cheek. "Thanks for lunch, got to go."
"Wait Virat...I have to ask you something.."
"..you know my friend Rohan?"
"Yes. Met him at our anniversary party. What about him?"
"Well, what do you think of him? Nice guy?"
"He is okay. Where is this going?" he looks at her suspiciously.
"I am thinking of setting up Simmy with him. What do you think?"
"I think you have way too much free time on your hands and you are not taking your job seriously."
"Mannuu. I got to go. And I would really appreciate it if you can keep matters related to Simmy to yourself. I have nothing against your sister but I don't want to be a part of her life either."
"Oh..I am sorry." she looks down guiltily.
"It's okay." he walks to her and leans on the desk in front of her. "I got the tickets to Fiji. We can go as soon as can I can set aside a week. It will probably be about two months from now."
"Okay." Manvi replies, still looking down.
He leans forward with both his hands on the arms of the chair and kisses her forehead. "Mannu, me and Simmy have history. I had loved her at a point. Please understand that it is weird for me to hear about her love troubles and anything about her, for that matter. I only tolerate her in my life, for you and Mom, Dad. I do not want anything more."
"Okay..." Manvi looks up at him. "I did not realize, she still affects you."
"She doesn't. I do not want to see or hear about her. As simple as that."
"She is my sister. I want her to be in my life."
"And that is fine with me."
She looks at him and senses that this is a really touchy subject for him. "Okay. This is stupid." "How about that affair with your secretary?" she raises her voice, accusingly.
"Affair?" he looks down at her shaking his head. "It is like you want me to have an affair so that you can fight with me."
"Yes, I am having an affair with her. Do what you want. " he tickles her.
"Teri affair ki toh main..." he continues to tickle her and she curls in his chair, laughing.
"Virat?" Rahul opens the door. He sees Virat huddling over Manvi and Manvi holding her tummy laughing. "You guys have weird fetishes."
Virat moves away and makes a face. "Look who is talking. Mr. Rub your wife's feet all night husband."
"You are needed in the conference room Virat Vadhera." Rahul tells Virat angrily.
"Aw! You rub Bhabhi's feet all night?" Manvi asks Rahul.
"Feet hurt during pregnancy."
"Awww!!" Manvi teases.
"Shut up!" Rahul bangs the door close behind him.
Edited by bluebolt - 11 August 2014 at 8:31pm