Posted: 16 March 2007 at 10:16am | IP Logged
US Airways Flight to London, night around 6 PM:
Kripa places her roller bag up in the cabin and sits in the window seat and starts watching outside. She is excited to visit India after so many years. She is remembering all her childhood and Harshini, many other things and is planning her trip in India.
"Hi Sweety!" Kripa surprises to see Angad sitting besides her seat.
"Aap yahan?" Kripa asks him. Angad removes the middle arm rest and leaned to her crossing his legs on top each other.
Kripa sighed "Phir shuru hogayi aap? Kahan they? no see for long time." Kripa smils and pushes him away.
Angad settles "Haan Boston aya tha for a short trip from Dubai and going back home thru London. Tum kaho, ek bar bhi phone kyon nahin kiya? Kaisey ho? Looks put on little wait" checking her from head to toe with cheerful smile on face.
Kripa is in blue jeans and short sleeve black T-shirt, tied hip long hair with a black clip.
Kripa smiles and nods her head. "I'm fine. Thanks"
"Kahan tak jaa rahey ho? Today as passenger kuch ajeebsa lag raha hai" Angad softly asks again leans against her.
"Haan chutti mananey India jaa rahi hoon" she bits her tongue inside her mouth for slipping her mind.
"Wow! Then we can be together. I show you the whole India. Kabb tak rahogey?" Angad seems excited.
Kripa smiles "nahin bathaoongi. Bahut bother karthey hai aap" She pretends angry.
Angad pushes close her holding her left hand and staring at her eyes"Such bathao. Am I really bothering you? Arey thodasa friendly rehna chaahtha hoon. Humaray deshi ho. Khubsurat ho." He winks at her with naughty smile on face.
Kripa is searching words to reply to him and Angad continues "Chalo main tung nahin karoonga" he turns his face leaving her hand.
Kripa is trying to hide her laugh and mischievously looking at him. Angad gives side glances and couldn't stop himself to talk to her. "Nahi bathana chahthey tho mathbathao. Main abhi sey terey saath hi rahoonga.. Even you don't wanna friends with me, atleast India tak tho saath rehthey ho" sounded she cannot escape from him and leans again towards her.
The flight attendant asks both to fasten belts and drop the arm rest down. Kripa smiles at Angad and drops down the arm rest and both fastens seat belts.
Angad takes her left palm in his right and pressed gently. Kripa tries to pull her hand but stopped when he tightens his grip.
Kripa requests with eyes to leave her hand but Angad refuses "Bathao India mein milogi ya nahin? Kahan rehthey ho. Then I'll leave you". Kripa knows him enough in these last few meetings and keeps silent.
Angad presses her palm softly and leaves. Kripa relieved for sometime.
The flight took off and all passengers are served snacks. Kripa takes out a book from her back pack and started reading. Angad starts bugging Kripa again.
"Itna mota books kaisey padh lethey ho. Kuch baathey karona main bore ho raha hoon".
Kripa sighs and smiles.
"Har baar main tho aap ke saath nahin rehthe they. Phir kaisey time pass karlethey they aap" Kripa showed her curiosity.
"Main kissi aur ko tang kartha tha" Angad answered innocently. Both laughed.
"Tumharey barrein mein bathao. Kahan rahogey India mein?" Angad asked pulling book from her hand.
Kripa ties her hands "Angad! Yeh kya jabardasti hain? Kyon satha rahey hai. I don't feel like talking, let me read my book" She requests in low tone as most of the people are silently watching video and taking naps.
Angad moves his head from left to right "No, you are already accused me that I bother you so why not I really bother you" he tries to hide his smile. Kripa rolled her eyes.
Angad slowly leans on Kripa after removing the middle arm rest. Kripa pushes him but could not succeed as Angad is also equally pushed back her. When the third person in the row starts observing them fighting Kripa stops and leaves Angad to continue harassing her.
"Shall I thank that guy?" Angad about to bend to say something to the third person Kripa stops him by holding his right shoulder. Angad takes her hand and kisses softly and holds in his left hand near his right shoulder. Now Kripa's both hands are stuck in Angad hands one with his right hand in his lap and other in his left hand near his right shoulder. Both are facing each other closely.
Angad stares at her eyes "Bathao Kripa! Why can't we be friends? Tum kuch bathao apney barrein mein aur main kuch". Kripa lowers her eyes without replying him. After a moment she asks "Aap bathaiye aapkey barrein mein".
Angad nods his head "Pehley yeh 'aap' nikalo aur 'tum' kaho. Aaj sey hum donon friends." Kripa smiles as she agrees with him.
Angad starts telling about his family, "I have both parents. Father is big industrialist. Two older brothers, one is married and other is single. Two younger sisters, both married. All stay together in Mumbai. You know me. I'm a singer bus aisey hi ghumtha rahtha hoon most of the time. I spend more time with friends than family. I love my dadi, she is adorable, lovely, affectionate. Now you tell me about you"
Kripa's hands are still in Angad's hands and he is not thinking of leaving them any time. Kripa changes her looks at him and hands and Angad understands her. "jab tak tumharey barrein mein bathaogi main yeh haath nahi chodoonga"
"Jab main such batha doonga na tum kabhi chodney ki naam bhi nahin logey" Kripa is thinking in her mind suspecting him as Kanan's devar.
Angad shakes her hands and rubbed her right hand against his cheeks "Kya soch rahey ho?"
"Yahi, what makes you to touch my hands like this" Kripa seriously answered sounding little anger.
Angad smiles "Main bhi wahi soch raha hoon. Tujhmey aisi kya baath hai main tumhey apna samjtha hoon. Nahin, mehsoos bhi kartha hoon ki tum merey ho. Jabsey tumhey dekha I'm wondering about this feeling."
Kripa lowered her eyes for his statements. Angad releases her hands and folded his hands and staring at her. Kripa took her hands close to her heart and turned to window to hide her . She didn't turn for few minutes as she is feeling his looks touching her body.
Angad doesn't notice how long he kept staring at her and Kripa doesn't notice how long she is in her own dream world. Kripa slowly fell into sleep and leaning forward in sleep. Angad slowly moves her head on his right shoulder. Kripa takes nice nap until the dinner served. Angad spends the whole time watching her cute face, her big eyes closed innocently, thin lips stretched with a cheerful smile, expressing enjoying her dreams, her warm breathe touching his neck and giggling his spine, giving him a wonderful experience. Angad prays that this moment stays with him forever.
The flight attendant asks softly if she can serve Kripa's food later but Angad asks to serve him also later.
Kripa broke her sleep for the sounds of the serving plates and lights on. She blushes noticing she rested on Angad's shoulder. Angad reciprocated her with soft smile.
After dinner both fell asleep for 2-3 hours resting each heads together.
When flight is about to land in London airport both broke their sleep. Both kept silent till they came out of flight.
When Angad is heading to his gate Kripa says "Bye Angad! Mujhey uss taraf jaana hai"
Angad surprised "Why? Tum bathaya nahin kahan jaa rahey ho" sounds disappointed.
Kripa smiles "Aisey baath nahin hai. Main Delhi jaa rahi hoon."
Kripa again says after seeing his disappointment "Phir milengey. Main waqt milthey hi jarror iss baar phone karoongi."
Angad nods his head "I don't trust you. You are avoiding me, I can feel it. Chalo kahin kuch coffee pilethey hai" He starts walking without waiting for her consent.
Kripa smiles and follows him. Angad tries to take her roller bag but Kripa warns and stops him. Angad buys coffee for both and sits in front of the coffee shop.
"So, kaun hai Delhi mein?" Angad asks sipping his coffee.
"Meri didi. Mein meri cousin ki shadi pe jaarahi hoon" Kripa frees herself after seeing his disappointment.
"Chalo abb kuch baath tho batha diya. Mein itna bura bhi nahin hoon Kripa! Unless you call I don't meet you in Delhi" Angad put his face innocently but sounding he is hurt.
Kripa is looking at him unbelievingly and Angad laughs "I'll try". Both laughed.
"Mein dhoondloonga tujhey kahin pe bhi chup jaao." He winked at her.
After finishing coffee Angad drops Kripa at her gate "See you soon." Kripa smiles and thanks him for coffee. "I thank you for bearing with me. Remember me if you need help"Angad smiles back and leaves for his gate.