I was sleeping peacefully when my sleep was disturbed by the constant buzzing of my phone alarm.
I got up and went to the washroom, had a shower and wore a T-shirt and blue jeans and went down to have breakfast.
Mom and Dad were already seated on the breakfast table.
And as usual Bua and Nandini were serving.
I rolled my eyes and said - Aap dono sudhroge nahi na. Kitni baar kaha hai ki ye sab kaam karne ke liye servants hai. Par aap log meri baat sunte kaha ho.
Bua said - Nahi beta aisa nahi hai...
Nai nai aisa hi hai... meri baat kyu sunoge aap log. Hum aapke hai kaun?
Bua laughed at my filmy dialogue and ruffled my hair and said - Theek hai Nautanki baithti hoon mai .
Saying this she sat beside me.
I looked at Nandini. She was still serving Mom.
Bua said - Nandini Beta tum bhi baitho na.
Nandini said - Nai Buaji aap log khaoye mai baad me khalungi.
Saying this she was about to go to the kitchen.
I found only one way to make her eat.
So I said - Theek hai Bua jaane do Nandini ko.
Aur Haan Nandini Ek aur baat Agar I want all the family members to be present for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sab sath me khayenge aur Agar ek bhi member missing raha to mai bhi nahi khaunga. Sab dhyan se sunlo.
And ye rule abse start hota hai.
I looked at her and said all this.
She was in a dilemma.
I said - Nandini soch kya rahi ho. Aake baitho chup chap.
Ab aarahi ho ya mai uth jau khana chodke.
She looked at me and said - Nai Aap mat utho. Mai aati hu.
Saying this she came and sat beside Bua.
I smiled at my small victory.
All of us finished eating peacefully as Miss.Trouble maker was out of town for two days.
After breakfast,Dad left to office.
I asked Mom to be ready by afternoon as I had planned a treat for the ladies of the house because I had got my dream assignment.
Nandini tried to make excuses but I eventually convinced her.
Mom went to attend a call and Bua and Nandini went to their rooms.
I thought it as a perfect time to ask Nandini about the designs.
Abhimanyu had said that Nandini has a collection of designs which she used to make as she was interested in Fashion designing and she always keeps the book with her.
So I went to her room and knocked at the door.
She opened the door slightly and got surprised seeing me and said - Aap yahan... Kuch kaam tha kya?
I said - Haan kaam toh tha but yahin darwaze Par hi sab puch logi.
Hearing this she opened the door completely and I went inside.
I saw that she was hiding something behind her so I asked her - Nandini kya chupa rahi ho. Dikhao mujhe.
She didn't show me what was in her hand.
I got curious as to what she might be hiding.
So I held her hand and brought it forward.
She was holding a book in her hand.
I asked her about the book but she avoided.
But I am Manik, how can I accept defeat so easily.
So I tried to snatchthe book from her hand.
But she was equally stubborn.
She didn't leave the book.
In all this, Nandini lost balance and fell on me.
Both of us landed on the floor with Nandini above me.
Taking this opportunity i took the book from her hand and held it out of her reach.
I said- Nandini aisa bhi kya bada secret hai is book me Jo tum mujhe dekhne nahi de rahi ho. Ab to mai ye book dekhkar hi rahunga.
Nandini tried to get hold of the book.
She said - Manik hamari book wapas kardo please. Kisiki personal book Dekhna achi baat nahi hai.
I looked into her eyes and saw that tears were about to come out so I handed the book to her.
Then we realised the position we were in at that time.
Nandini immediately took the diary and got up from me.
Even I got up and said - Nandini I am sorry for this. Mujhe nahi pata tha ki tum itna bura maan jaogi mere chote se mazak se. Mujhe laga ki you consider me as your friend but I am sorry if I exceeded my limit.
Saying this I was about to go out when Nandini said-
I turned back and saw that she had held the book in front of me.
I said - It's Ok Nandini, aisa zaruri to nahi ki tum mujhse har cheez share karo.
She said - Manik aisi baat nahi hai. Wo bas ...
She stopped midway.
I wondered what she was going to say.
But then chucked it and took the book as till now I had understood that it was her fashion designing book.
I gave a look at all the designs and was impressed with her talent.
I said- Nandini these designs are just awesome. Tum to bahut hi badi chupi rustum nikli. But apna talent sabse chupake kyu rakha tha.
She said - Manik wo to bahut purani baat thi when this was my passion but with time it has faded away.
I borrowed that book from her for one day as I wanted to show these designs to Mom Dad.
I made an excuse to Nandini that I wanted to have a proper look at all the designs.
She agreed and gave me the book.
Then I left her room and went to my room and kept the book on my writing table.
I got busy in preparing for my assignment/ Project as I didn't want to be lagging behind in any aspect the next day which was my first day of job.
Few hours passed by and I was ready with the presentation which was to be submitted on the first day.
It was lunch time now.
So I got ready and went down.
Mom, Nandini and Bua were already waiting for me.
All three of us sat in my car. Mom sat in the passenger seat, Nandini and Bua in the backseat and I sat in the driver's seat.
Mom said - Manik Beta i am so proud of you. You have atlast achieved what you wanted. Mujhe nahi pata tha ki mera Manik Jo itni careless tha wo jaldi apne dream ko pura karlega. Aur itni jaldi itna responsible hojayega.
Saying this she ruffled my hair.
Ye Mom bhi na. She still thinks i am a small baby.
I smiled and looked in the mirror to set my hair.
I saw Nandini looking at me.
As soon as our eyes met she immediately looked away.
We reached the restaurant in 15 min.
All four of us occupied the table and I placed the order for all of them as the treat was on me.
As we were having our lunch, I heard a bunch of girls laughing among themselves.
They were sitting on a table just in front of our table.
I saw a girl whose back was facing me.
She was the one cracking the jokes and the other were laughing.
I had heard that voice somewhere but couldn't remember where.
I wasn't able to see her face.
Suddenly she got a call and she got up to attend it .
May be the signal was not proper so she went out.
As she passed our table , then I realised that it was Aliya.
Oh my God I couldn't believe my eyes. I was actually seeing her in front of me.
The Aliya Saxena, the fashion Diva. The top most model of the country.
I have a huge crush on her. But never got a chance to talk or meet her face to face.
And now, I was so close to meeting her.
I can't let this opportunity pass by. I have to meet her somehow.
So I excused myself and went in the direction where Aliya went.
Done with another update.
Sorry sorry I know I am late but was stuck up with something important.
Anyways guys I know that I suck at writing P.O.Vs .
But still I have attempted it.
Hope you guys like it.
Please ignore the typos if any.
I am ready for your criticism as well.