Manik and Nandini's conversation was heard by someone who was standing at the door of Manik's room.
That person fumed in anger and said-
Manik you can't do this to me.
All these days you have been avoiding me.
You weren't picking up my calls.
(The person was none other than Soha)
But now you get a call from Nandini and you are ready to meet her.
I won't let Nandini steal you away from me.
I am sorry Manik. But I have to do this.
Saying this she went away from there.
Manik got ready and looked at himself in the mirror.
Manik thought for sometime what he was going to say to Nandini .
He rehearsed in front of the mirror .
Manik self thought-
Today I am going to tell the complete truth to Nandini and apologise.
I hope she forgives me.
Will she forgive me?
She has to forgive me.
Yes. Coz I can't imagine my life without Nandini.
She has become my habit now.
Manik's phone beeped and he got a message from Nandini about the location where they would be meeting.
Manik replied that he would be on time and left for the place.
Manik's car was followed by another car.
In the meantime ,
Nandini got ready quickly and left for her destination.
Nandini reached the place where she had called Manik.
She decorated the place with candles and waited for Manik.
Nandini was really excited and nervous at the same time as she was going to propose her love to Manik.
Usually,a guy does all these special things for the girl. And always a guy proposes first but in Nandini's case it was different.
Nandini felt that Manik has done so much for her.So now it was her turn to do something which will bring a smile on Manik's face.
Nandini selfthought -
Oh God... I am so nervous.
Maine Manik ko bula toh lia hai but mai usko bolungi kya?
I don't even know what he feels for me.
Agar usne sab sunkar mujhse friendship Tod Di toh...
No no no. Wo aisa nahi karega.
Nandini was lost in her thoughts when she felt a tap on her shoulder.
She turned back and saw Manik standing there .
Manik - Hi Nandini... How are you?
Nandini smiled and said - Hi Manik. Mai bilkul theek hoon . Tum kaise ho?
Manik - I am fine...
Nandini mujhe tumse Kuch baat karni hai...
Nandini shushed him by placing her index finger on his mouth.
Nandini - Shhh... Don't say anything. Aaj you are not allowed to say anything. Mujhe tumse bahut important baat karni hai.
Manik - Ok. Go ahead.
Nandini turned towards the other side and said- Mujhe baatein ghuma firake karni nahi aati...
So I will come straight to the point.
Manik I know we have been friends since a long time.
We have spent so much of time with each other.
During that time I didn't realise what you actually meant for me.
But when I was away from you for few days,thats when I realised my feelings for you.
I don't know what you feel for me but I have immense love in my heart for you.
I love you Manik...
Yes I do love you...
And I would like to add that if you don't feel the same for me, it's completely Ok.
I just wanted to confess my love for you.
Agar tumhara jawab naa hai to tum jaa sakte ho.
I can't see you walking away from me so till I turn back you are free to go.
After a couple of minutes, Nandini turned towards the direction where Manik was standing.
Her eyes were closed.
Nandini - Manik are you there????
There was no answer.
Slowly slowly opened her eyes and she was surprised to see...
That Manik was still standing there.
Nandini - Manik... Does it mean that you love me?????
Manik - Yes I do...
Nandini got really happy that Manik feels the same for her.
She ran to Manik and hugged him tightly.
Manik slightly lifted Nandini and twirled her around .
Nandini - Manik please ek baar bolo na ke you love me...
Manik - I love you Nandini. I really love you from the bottom of my heart.
These few days were very difficult for me as well.
I missed you each and every second.
Both of them broke the hug.
Nandini and Manik were sitting by the lake .
Manik self thought-
I know that I should tell Nandini everything about the bet.
But I don't want to spoil this moment.
Mai kal hi sabko bata doonga ki I am not going to continue with the stupid bet .
The matter will be finished by then and Nandini will never know about it.
I love her and I can't see her getting hurt by such things.
Jab bet hi nahi rahegi to She won't come to know of it.
Nandini - Manik kaha kho gaye tum? Kabse mai Tumhe bula rahi hoon.
Mai bas ye view dekh raha tha.
You know something, I have always dreamt about this place but I never thought that this place actually existed.
(Author Note- Manik always had the same dream. I had mentioned it in the introduction of Manik)
Nandini - Hmm... It's my favourite place.
Saying this Nandini got up and walked towards the lake and said- Mai hamesha yaha aati hoon whenever I want to spend some alone time.
This place is so peaceful and calm.
Manik - Hmm...
Nandini - Waise Manik tum apne dream ke baare me kuch bol rahe the...
Manik got up and came towards Nandini.
Manik -Yes . Everytime I get the same dream that I am at this place with a girl. I hug her from behind just like this.
Saying this he hugged Nandini from behind.
Then I turn her and kiss her forehead, cheeks and then eveytime I try to kiss her, something or the other happens and my sleep is distributed mostly by Cabir.
I never thought that the girl would be you...
(Manik concealed the fact that he always used to think that the girl was Soha)
Manik - Nandini today my dream came true.
You are the one for me.
Nandini - Manik...
Manik - Hmm...
Nandini - Don't you want to complete your dream...
Manik - Matlab????
Nandini snaked her arms around Manik's neck, closed her eyes and said- Manik Please Kiss me...
Manik was surprised with the bold request of Nandini.
Manik looked at Nandini's face for a couple of seconds and then slowly reduce the gap between their lips and sealed his lips with Nandini's lips for a kiss.
The kiss was slow and passionate one.
Manik poured in all his love in the kiss.
They broke the kiss and joined their foreheads.
Nandini - MANIK . Promise me that you will never leave me.
Manik - I promise Nandini. Chahe Kuch bhi hojaye, I will always love you and will never leave you.
Nandini hugged Manik tightly.
All this was heard by Soha who had tears in her eyes.
Soha- Jitna Khush hona hai hojao Nandini.
Tumhe kya Lagta hai ye sab karke Manik tumhara hojayega.
Silly girl... Manik just loves me. He is just playing with you. But ab bahut hogaya. I can't tolerate all this.
Manik you have to come back to me one day.
And I will make sure that tomorrow is the day.
Saying this Soha went away from there.
Done with another update.
Hope you guys like it.(fingers crossed)
Ignore the typos if any.