Before posting this chapter I REPEAT that ITS NOT MY STORY.. All credit goes to @lazyblues:)
I sat on the deck, smiling to myself as I enjoined the feel of water against my feet, a glass of wine in my hand. The dinner had been embarrassing but my drunkn self had let it loose and I hadn't given a jack about anything and still danced till my feet were sore.
3 hours of dancing, eating and drinking with Arjun had been fun to my drunken self and now that I had sobered up after coming back to my suite I was sitting here basking the moonlight in my embarrassment. I looked across the infinity pool where my feet were burrowed in, to the ocean and saw something beautiful swimming there.
My eyes winded as I realized it was a whale swimming there just outside a few feet away. Excited I got up with the glass still in my hand I ran outsied, grabbing my keys and phone in the process before locking the door behind me. I walked on a wooden path that connected the villas and ended up at Arjun's villa.
I didn't know why I ended up here, or the fact that I even came here I knocked impatiently on Arjun's door. We had just been back for half and hour, surely he couldn't have fallen asleep just yet.
"what's wrong?" Arjun asked as he opened the door. I pushed him aside and walked to the deck "Come here" I said excitedly and switched on the flood lights. Thankfully his villa had the same facing view as mine or this would have been awkward.
"Are you okay?" he asked once again when I pulled him close to the edge "Look" I said pointing to the whale, "It's so pretty" I said in awww of the nature. The thing that was one of biggest dangers to mankind was also one of the most beautiful sights in the world. "Wow, you know? that's an orcas or the killer whale" Arjun exclaimed. I turned to looked at him with surprise. "You got that just form a look?" I asked him. "Yes, I love water life and I'm a certified scuba diver" Arjun told me as he shuffled and then walked out before returning with a camera. "Hey, I didn't think of this" I told him as I sipped the wine. "Because only wise minds work fast" he winked at me.
I took two calming breaths before I stomped on his foot once again in the same day. "Aha, what's wrong with you? Why do you have to try to amputate me all the time?" Arjun glared at me and I glared back at him.
"What's wrong with you? Why do you have to insult me always?" I crossed my hands over my chest. "I was kidding" he justified ad I saw him wince and I shrugged. Yeah I knew that but somehow Arjun's words had a way of touching my nerves and hitting the right spot.
"Arohi look" his voice was full of surprise and I turned to look at where he was pointing. "That's beautiful" I looked at the ocean with aww. There was a herd of whales that was jumping and swimming right there. "Here, give me the camera!" I exclaimed and took it from his hands and started snapping photos.
"Nature is so beautiful Arjun" I sat down at the edge of the deck with my feet in the pool, this time Arjun's pool. "Yes it is" I had a feeling that when he said that we weren't talking about the same thing.
"I'll be right back" Arjun said and I shrugged not caring as I looked at the mammals having fun, jumping.in and out.of the water and whistling out the water they inhaled. I took a couple more pictures while Arjun returned form whereever he was.
I didn't want to ponder on any feeling or questions. I didn't know what this was, holy shit I didn't even know if it was a thing. I was just wanted ignor every feeling in the book because anything would only complicate things. Plus we just met a week ago, surely a week wasn't enough to get to know somebody!
Rolling eyes at myself I checked my phone and saw it was around 1 am. Damn time files fast. "So. Since you bought your half full wine glass with you, I thought I'd join you. Something different form our regular drinking routine" Arjun laughed and I cracked a smile, it was true though. "Yeah, we've developed a habbit haven't we?" I looked at him to find him staring back at me.
"We certainly have and I can't say it hasn't been fun" he was staring at me intently and I could sense something was about the happen. I knew it and subconsciously I wanted to let it happen, so I did one thing I could. I stared back at him and his eyes had turned into the draker shade of blue, I could see the desire burning in them and I bit my lip to stop the whimper that threatened to escape.
"Oh, you shouldn't have done that" his voice was deep and sexy that made me shiver in anticipation. He took both our glasses and set them aside and in next instant his lips were on mine.
I knew I should've pulled away, I knew I should've stopped it but I couldn't. I felt him grab my waist and pull me flush against him and I threaded my fingers in his hair trying to grasp as much as possible. I felt fireworks exploded on my body as his mouth moved against mine. A small whimper escaped and that had him groaning and pulling me even closer, if possible. I hadn't every felt like that with just one kiss and what was happening was scaring me.
The last drop of sanity that was left in me had me pulling away. "That shouldn't have happened." I whispered and got up before grabbing my phone keys and practically running away. I could hear Arjun calling me but I didn't stop till I reached my villa and locked the door.
Even though I like it, it was wrong on so many levels. I heard my phone ring when I was cursing that moment I decided to go to his villa. At first I ignored the phone thinking it may be Arjun but when I didn't stop ringing it had me reaching for it. "Hi mom, everything okay?" I asked when I saw it was my mom calling me and that's when I heard her sob. I knew it would have been important when mom called me at this time of the night. "You have to come here right away. It's not okay. I don't think it's gona be okay. We don't have much time left" as said sobbing, I felt a sob wreck through me as I panicked. "I'll be there next flight out mom. Stay strong. It's going to be okay" I repeated as I moved around the room to pack. I assured my mom I would be there as soon as possible before I hung up.
Taking deep breaths I called Rosie and quickly explained her everything. She booked a ticket form Maldives to London while I packed and got dressed. The best part about that was the flight was in 2 hours. I called the reception desk.to book a transport for island to.international airport in 20 minutes and even though they told me nothing could happen I got them to take me to the airport in the owner's private helicopter. The manager agreed when I explained to him how important it was.
I wrote a note for Kruti saying that something very important had come up and I would be back by Wednesday. I told her to keep in touch with Rosie because everything would be done by her in my absence and asked for an apology to ditch them like that and the travel form island to the international airport was also arranged for them after breakfast.
Rushing outside with my bag, phones and the letter I arrived at the front desk where I left the letter and the manager helped me to the private helipad. I must have thanked him a million times before we took off.
Praying was the only way I saw and I did just that. I walked through the customs and provided them with my passport and boarding pass. Tears threatened to fall as I walked to the business class lounge to wait till the flight took of. I called my mom form the airport telling her I would be there in 7 hours and assuring her that I would make everything right.
Trying to calm myself I tried not to think of Ria, Maya and my mom. I hoped everything was okay. I couldn't loose her, I couldn't loose my niece after everything she had been through the past 2 years.
I wiped the silent tears that had fallen as they called for boarding. I smiled at the elderly lady that sat beside me.
"Are you okay dear?" an elderly lady asked "Yes, yes. I'm going to be okay" I murmured and she patted my hand. I tried to smile at her as much and possible and the held my hadbefore whispering "Staying strong always doesn't help. Sometimes it's crying that helps better" and that's when I cried. I hugged her close as the pilot said we were allowed to take off our seatbelts and the take off was successful.
I Cried because life wasn't fair and God wasn't fair. I cried because I didn't know what would happen after I went there and I cried because I felt guilty of leaving Maldives without talking it out with Arjun.
I wiped my face with a tissue and she kissed the top of my head "Its going to be okay, love, in the end everything is always okay." I nodded my head at her and rested my head back on the head rest
I felt guilty because, Even though we fought, bickered and insulted each other, I felt like I had found a friend in these 7 days and somehow I felt safe with him. The moment my mom called me was the moment I realized that my heart clenched because I was leaving without talking and I knew I was going to regret it but if he couldn't understand then I didn't want him at all and the end I sat through the flight thinking of Arjun and me to keep my mind off Ria and I was clear on the fact that even though I liked him nothing could happen between us and if he listened to me I would tell him just that. I hope he didn't jump to any conceited conclusions.and I prayed to give me strength to face everything that was to come my way because it wasn't going to be easy!
I some where internally knew it was a rash decisions to tell him we had to stay friends but I was working for him and even if I liked him nothing could happen.
Eventually I gave up on thinking about anything as I dozed off to sleep hoping that when I wake up this all should just be a nightmare and that I hadn't kissed Arjun and left without an explanation and thay my niece was on her death bed and there wasn't much I could do.
So what do you think?
Edited by --Anjali-- - 01 September 2015 at 4:46am