How Saagar and Rhia look this evening:
The evening of the diwali party was bustling with life. As soon as Rhia arrived at Saagar's front gate, she knew she was late, because the parking was already filled with arrivers. When she managed to squeeze her way to the front door, Saagar tapped her shoulder from behind.
Saagar: Ur late!
She turned around and let out a deep breath.
Rhia: You scared me
Saagar (grins): Sorry, but might I add, (gazing at her intently) you're looking beautiful.
She shuddered and felt a tingling sensation in the pit of her stomach. Saagar always managed to do that. He called her beautiful but somehow the word carried twice the impact coming from his lips, causing a bright blush to appear on her cheeks. He didnt notice her blushing though. He was tongue-tied with her overall persona that evening. Her sari was a dark shade of red with a mixture of black that matched her sleeveless black blouse. Rhia was also checking him out in his classy black jacket and half button shirt. Her eyes paused momentarily on his built chest and she felt her breath catch in her throat. The spell was broken when Saagar spoke up.
Saagar: You were supposed to be here an hour ago, CO-HOST!
Rhia (grimacing): I'm sorry, but I'm here now. Tell me what to do.
Saagar: Well just go inside and check if the food's ok, and then just check up on the kids.
She nodded and made her way inside the tightly packed main room that was swarming with people. After checking up on the food, she was about to scan around for the kids when someone grabbed her hand. Looking down, she saw little Aryan with a grin on his face.
Rhia: Hey! (bends down and gives him a hug)
Aryan: Hey Rhia! I was waiting for you, I finally figured out how to work that car you gave me. Remember we were having problems?
Rhia (unknowingly fixing his hair): That's great Aryan, and here, I have something for you.
She reached into her bag and pulled out a chocolate bar, which Aryan quickly snatched and ran off with, yelling a "thank you" as he went. She turned around and walked in farther into the grand room. She finally caught sight of Neha surrounded by a few other girls and smiled when she saw her straightened hair falling around her shoulders and the new glasses perched on her nose. Neha seemed to take notice of Rhia for the first time and waved from far with an excited grin. She excused herself and ran towards her. Upon reaching Rhia, she embraced her tightly and pulled away in all her excitement.
Rhia: Hey sweetheart, you're looking gorgeous tonight.
Neha (blushing): Thanks, its all coz of you.
Rhia: Aww, thank you, I see your friends are here.
Neha (looking behind): Oh yeah, I cant believe they actually talked to me. It must be coz of the way I look now
Rhia: Actually, I think its the way you act now. You're acting like urself, and being very confident, and it certainly shows.
Neha: You know, they were asking me where I got my new glasses from.
Rhia: Great, did you tell em?
Neha (with a naughty grin): No
Rhia (laughing): Fine, lets just keep that between you and me
With one final hug, Neha ran back to her friends, leaving Rhia standing feeling a strange pleasure. Saagar came up behind her and took her by the waist.
Saagar (whispering in her ear): Come, I want you to meet some colleagues of mine.
He lead her to his circle of friends, all the while keeping his arm around her waist. She was semi conscience of his gesture, and felt guilty by how much she enjoyed being this close to him. As the party progressed, Rhia had completely forgotten her past and submerged herself into a new identity. She was Rhia, Saagar's co-host, manager of his household, guardian of his kids, and his shadow for the night.
Edited by desigal90 - 28 May 2008 at 3:57pm