Hours had passed, still no sign of Mukti. What to do? I have been waiting for hours pacing inside this f**king room, staring at the wall clock.
I started thinking when my eyes snapped towards the door. As far as I remember, Mukti hadn't locked it.
Should I escape? Hell no! Mukti said not even think about it. But there has to be some way to escape. Come on, think!
Fine! I will go...
I silently went towards the door not making a single noise. The door screeched when I opened it.
I saw a long corridor. It was beautifully furnished. Chandeliers hanging on the ceiling, a red carpet lodged over the path. It was freaking amazing. These guys were f**king rich!
Shelves bursting with books and only books could be found left and right like a tiny library.
There were various pictures hanging on the wall. I saw one of Mukti's and Manik. They were looking so happy. Manik looked so innocent and nave. I wonder, why was there no picture of his parents. All the pictures were of Manik or Mukti's or both.
I was looking at the pictures when unknowingly I bumped into someone. I closed my eyes rightly as I could, waiting for the hit, but then I realised I would not be touching the ground anytime soon, as warm arms wrapped my waist securely, holding me in a vulnerable position.
"Hey, are you okay?" An unfamiliar but a sweet voice entered my ears. Probably from the one who was holding me. I nodded slowly, opening eyes only to meet two dark brown eyes.
"I am fine." I said looking at him and he nodded in response. He was extremely handsome. He was wearing a simple shirt, still he was looking so leering. How on earth all the handsome men are involved in this f**king Mafia?
I realised that I had been staring at him for minutes and forced myself out of his grip and took a few steps back.
"Uh yeah...and who are you?" I asked hesitantly.
"Hi, I am Dhruv." He said offering me his hand. He seemed cheerful and nothing like Manik.
"I am Nandini." I smiled shaking his hand.
"I know. What are you doing here?"
Oh god! Why was I even telling him my name? He obviously knew, as he was with Manik.
"Are you trying to escape?" He looked at me suspiciously.
"What? No..no. Not at all. I just...Mu...Mukti told me that she would give me a tour of this area, but she hasn't come yet." I told him genuinely.
"Okay. Okay. Come on. Let me give you this tour. Mukti is doing some work. She will be meeting you later." He offered.
"No. It's okay. I will go back to the room then. I will be fine." I said.
"Nandini. I am serious. Trust me. I will give you the tour. I would feel honoured to give my services to a beautiful lady like you." He flirted with me and chuckled.
I blushed. He found me beautiful? Oh my god! He was so adorable. That seemed different.
But should I go with him? Should I trust this guy or wait for Mukti? He was totally opposite of Manik. He was so cold.
"Nandini? What are you thinking? Come let's go." He said offering his arm.
"Really?" I asked.
"Yes. Really. Now, let's go."
I smiled at him and entwined my hand around his arm and started walking.
He was giving me the tour for almost an hour now. I was almost familiar with each and every corner of this mansion. I was extremely tired. This house was so damn big. Also, I got the biggest shock of my life. He told me that he was Manik's childhood best friend! Holy f**k! Seriously?
"How do you handle him?" I asked.
"I don't know. Because he is my best friend? He can be sometimes a pain in the ass. You know, he is an idiot but he has a heart. He can do anything for his closed ones." He said and I rolled my eyes.
"You are an asshole!" I remarked.
"And you are cute..." he muttered under his breath.
"I heard that!" I said and smacked his shoulder. Now it was his turn to roll his eyes.
"It was meant to be heard." he winked at me.
After sometime, we both ended up laughing.
"What the hell are you two doing here?" A familiar deep voice entered our ears from behind and we immediately stopped our giggles.
I looked at Dhruv and slowly turned around. I opened my mouth to say something but no sound came out.
Manik's face was expressionless. He was looking at me as if he would kill me this instant.
"I was just showing Nandini around the house." Dhruv said. Manik's eyes snapped towards him and I sighed in relief.
Dhruv held my hand tightly and whispered, "Don't worry. I am here." I just nodded at him.
"And who gave you the permission?" I saw Manik's gaze on our hands and his hands turning into fists.
"Mukti was busy. That's why..."
He couldn't complete his sentence as Manik came towards me and grabbed my arm. He was about to pull me when Dhruv's hold on my hand tightened, preventing him from pulling me.
"She's not going anywhere with you." Dhruv said, sternly.
"And why do you think I would listen to you?" His grip on my arm became tighter and I gasped in pain.
"Because I am your best friend. What has happened to you? Why do you always act like an asshole?"
"I don't need to tell you anything. Now, leave or you know what will be the consequences." He said.
"Manik, I am not going to leave--"
"Dhruv, leave!" He shouted and I closed my eyes at the intensity of his voice. Dhruv reluctantly left my hand, looking at me with defeated eyes. No, Dhruv, no. Please, don't leave me. I signalled him not to leave me.
"Dhruv, no. Please, don't leave me!" I begged him but he ignored me. I glanced at his retreating figure. I tried to go after him but Manik's hold on me never loosened.
He jerked me and started dragging me I don't know where.
"Hey! Leave me you asshole." I struggled against his grip.
"Dhruv! Dhruv! Help me!" I screamed like hell.
"Let me go! Where are you taking me?" I shouted. I scratched his hand and did all sorts of things to get rid of his iron grip, but I failed. He didn't knew how much I wanted to punch him.
He ignored my pleas and continued to drag me. After sometime, he stopped in front of a large door.
He kicked it open and pushed me to the floor, causing me to land on all fours.
I sat up and frowned at him.
"What is your f**king problem?" I shouted. He closed the door with a loud thud.
"What is my problem, huh?" He scoffed. "What is your problem? Who gave you the permission to go out of your room?"
"Mukti told me--"
"You don't listen to Mukti! Everyone here including Mukti obey my orders! And this goes for you too!" He snarls pointing his finger at me.
Why does he has to shout all the the time? f**king dumbhead!
"I don't want to see you again with Dhruv. Am I clear?" He said towering over me.
"Will you stop shouting? I am tired of your scoldings. I am having a f**king headache because of you! And also, you cannot order me. I will do whatever I want. I listen to no one!"
Then we went silent for a few minutes. He sighed in frustration and was about to leave when I opened my mouth again. Damn! Nandini! Damn your mouth!
"At least Dhruv is better than you. He didn't try to kill me."
He growled loudly, connecting his fist with the adjoining wall. He slammed the door shut and he left.
I think, I was a little harsh on him this time. I should not have said that.
I think he isn't that bad. Should I apologise? f**k! He doesn't even deserve it.
Nonetheless, there was no denying that I was still undoubtedly infatuated with him.
I sighed. How long is this going to be? I was seriously feeling claustrophobic. I had to leave by any means. But before this, I had to find the cause behind David's murder. And no one was going to stop me now.
I looked around the room. It was more beautiful than the previous one. It had a large wardrobe, a king size bed, a luxurious bathroom and a balcony.
I dropped into the bed, wrapping myself with comforters and I don't know, when I fell asleep.
Plz tell me if I should continue this or not. Tum log comment hi nai kerte...meri story itni acchi nai hai kya? Plz bataayo, Verna mai discontinue ker deti hun..:-(
Edited by farcry - 17 June 2016 at 10:54am