It's been long since I updated this story.
So here I am with a new chapter.
Manik and Nandini were sitting in the car near Nandini's hostel.
Both Manik and Nandini were chatting I random things when Manik looked at her and asked -
Nandini Ek baat puchu ...
Nandini - Pucho...
Manik - Do u believe in love at first sight?
Nandini - Manik... R u fine? Y this sudden question?
Manik - Haan I m fine. Just answer my question. Do you believe in it?
Nandini - No...
Manik - No???? But why?
Nandini - Love cannot happen all of a sudden. It takes time to understand a person. It happens gradually. But ek baar Agar pyaar hojaye to duniya ki koi taakat usey nahi mita sakti.
Suddenly Nandini's phone started to ring.
She picked up the call and got busy in the conversation.
Manik bit his lower lip and rested his head on the car seat.
Manik self thought-
Manik tu Pagal hogaya hai kya?
Ye kya soch raha hai tu.
No this can't be true.
It's not right man.
But how do I control myself?
I m loosing myself bit by bit.
But you have to control.
All this is wrong.
Comeon Manik you can do this.
You have to do this...
Nandini broke his thoughts by tapping on his shoulder.
Nandini - Manik I have to go now warna mujhe hostel me entry nahi milegi.
Manik didn't want her to go.
He wanted to spend more and more time with her.
He wanted to share his feelings with her or to say share his feelings for her.
Manik half-heartedly - Ok.
Nandini - Kya hua Manik... sab theek hai na???
Manik - Kuch theek nahi hai.
Nandini - Huhh????
Manik - N... nothing. Tum jao.
Nandini - Ok.Bye. Good night.
Manik - Bye...
With this Nandini went towards the gate of the hostel.
Manik saw her going away.
He got out of the car and stopped Nandini.
Manik - Nandini wait...
Nandini turned back and asked - Kya hua Manik?
Manik didn't know what to say.
Manik - Uhhh... woh..
Nandini - Bolo na Manik. Tum kabse itna sochne lage Kuch bolne se Pehle.
Manik took a deep breath and said- Wo... Kuch nahi. Bas yehi kehna tha ki ...
Nandini - Kya Manik?
Manik - Good Night.
Nandini - Huh???? Tumne mujhe good night kehne ke liye roka.
Manik - Haan. Ab jao. See you in the morning.
Saying this he got in his car and drove away.
Nandini got confused as to why Manik was behaving like that.
But she chucked her thoughts and went inside the hostel.
Manik reached his home and went straight to his room and locked it from inside.
He turned to see Soha sitting on his bed.
Manik was surprised to see her at this time.
Manik - Soha tum yahan???? Wo bhi is waqt...
Soha- Tum bhool gaye na...
Manik - What?
Aaj hamari kiss anniversary hai.
How can you forget Manik?
I am so disappointed...
Manik - Soha... Mai woh...
Soha- Ok forget it... Dekho I have got something for you. Let's celebrate.
Soha gave the champagne bottle to Manik.
Manik kept the bottle aside and said -
Soha I don't feel like celebrating.
Meri tabiyat Kuch theek nahi hai.
I need some rest. Can we do this celebration thing later on?
Soha got dejected and said-
Manik what is this yaar?
Tum aise kyu behave kar rahe ho.
Ok fine. Hum baad me celebrate karenge.
Saying this Soha came close to Manik.
Soha traced her hand seductively on Manik's face.
Manik closed his eyes and Nandini's face flashed in front of his eyes.
Soha came dangerously close to Manik.
Her lips were just inches apart from Manik's lips when she said - I love you Manik.
Manik in his trance said - I love you too... Nandini...
Soha stopped hearing Nandini's name.
Manik realized what he said and opened his eyes.
Soha- What??? What did you just say?
Manik - Soha... wo... mai...
Soha- Tumne abhi Nandini kaha...
Manik - No. Soha... let me explain.
Kya explain karoge tum Manik. I heard it very clearly.
You took Nandini's name.
Now I get it. Tum mujhe avoid kyu kar rahe the.
Soha it's nothing like that.
Tum galat samajh rahi ho.
It's just that ke I am spending so much time with her so galti se Maine Nandini boldiya.
Soha - Ok. But please try to stay away from her. Bus 1 week ki baat hai then you will be all mine.
Manik - Soha I think tumhe jaana chahiye. It's quite late now.
Soha went away after saying goodnight.
Manik closed the door and said to himself - Am I seriously in love with her?
He lied on his bed and ruffled his hair.
Manik self thought-
No Manik tum sahi nahi kar rahe ho Nandini ke sath.
She is so naive so innocent.
I will tell her everything ke Maine usse friendship sirf bet ke liye ki thi.
But now I truly care for her as a friend.
She was always by my side when I needed her and I... I was just playing with her emotions.
I think this is the right thing to do.
Mai sab kuch bata dunga Nandini ko bet ke baare me phir uska Jo faisla hoga mujhe manzoor hoga.
But what if she breaks all her ties with me. What if she stops talking to me?
Manik kya tum reh paaoge Uske bina?
Wo aadat ban chuki hai meri. I can't just let her go. I will apologise and she will understand me.
So Manik decided to tell everything to Nandini after the performance the next day.
Manik changed his clothes and lied on the bed.
Sleep was far away from him.
He kept tossing on the bed thinking about Nandini.
Manik to himself -
Is it just friendship ?
Agar aisa hi hai to why am I missing Nandini so much right now.
Manik took out his phone and opened the contacts list and dialled Nandini's number.
But he disconnected the call immediately.
I think she must be sleeping.
It's not correct to call at this time.
But what about me?
Why am I not able to sleep?
Manik kept staring at Nandini's pics in his mobile till sleep overtook him.
Done with another update.
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