Posted: 30 May 2008 at 3:12pm | IP Logged
Saagar: Are you ok?
She was surprised to see Saagar's face leaning in close to hers, watching her intently and somewhat concerned. She put her hand lightly on her forehead, feeling spells of dizziness pass through her body. Her guilty realization had shook her to the core, and she felt unstable on her feet.
Saagar (concerned): Rhia you dont look so good, what's wrong?
Rhia: Nothing (blinking hard trying to shake that feeling off), nothing, I'm fine, really (smiles)
Saagar (unsure): K, if you're sure...
He moved away and watched her with keen eyes as she wearily made her way to the couch. Within a minute, he had joined her as well and was reaching underneath the couch for something.
Saagar: Btw, its a happy occasion, and I just thought, why not share the joys.
Russling paper was heard, and then Saagar brought up his hand, which held a neatly wrapped present in the palm of his hand. She gasped with surprise causing him to smile at her reaction.
Saagar: I thought you'd react that way, haha.
Rhia: Oh my...Saagar, no. You didnt! You didnt! *he grinned* Omg, you did! You idiot, now you ruined my surprise, I thought I would finally be able to make it up to you for all you've done for me these past few months, but you go ahead and pile on these favors!
Saagar (confused): Huh? What are you talking about?
While he watched in puzzlement, Rhia reached inside her purse and pulled out a wrapped present. After a moment of being expressionless, Saagar's eyes softened with bliss and he held her hand delicately.
Saagar (whispering): What am I gonna do with you?
Rhia: Well, you can make me very happy by accepting the gift and opening it.
Saagar: K, you open urs and I'll open mine at the same time, got it?
With a wink, they exchanged their gifts and then looked back for a signal.
Paper tore off in strips off of both packages; with excited hands, both cases were pulled open, and a gasp on both sides. Rhia stared at the diamond bracelet in her hand, while Saagar was at loss for words at the exquisite watch placed in the case. They looked back simultaneously, and reached out to embrace each other. The gifts were placed in the side while they held each other securely.
Saagar (while hugging): Thank you, so much. For everything.
Rhia (while in a hug): I should be the one thanking you.
They pulled apart and for a fleeting instant, Saagar's expressions changed drastically. The smile vanished off his lips, and his eyes were replaced with a deeper, more intense gaze as his face moved closer to hers. She didnt know how to react. This had happened before, something warned her, this had happened before, and it was happening again. "Stop it before its too late," some deep part of her screamed in protest, but she couldnt hear that part anymore. Instead, her eyes closed, and she felt the first contact of his lips against hers. Very brief, but significant, this first touch scorched her to the core of her soul, and she felt her heart soar in bliss. Almost as soon as it had started, the soft kiss ended as Saagar pulled back slowly and opened his eyes. His fingers gently framed her face as and sent shivers racing down her spine.
Saagar (whispering): Damn...
A moment of uncertainly passes where he moved in once more, as if for a second kiss, then pulled back before contact. He turned away and stood up.
Saagar: Damn...god damn, Rhia.
Rhia, unable to help herself, followed him and touched his shoulder from behind, causing him to turn back towards her.
Rhia (confused): Saagar?
Saagar (with a nervous smile): I should be saying I'm sorry, but the truth is...I'm not.
This time it was her hand cuping his cheek, holding him steadily close. She didnt hesitate at their proximity, nor at the way his arm wrapped around her waist. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she had known that this would happen. And now that she was living the moment, it felt oddly familiar and relaxing, almost as if it were meant to be.
Rhia: Then what is the truth?
Saagar let out a chocked laugh, hoping to relieve the tension he felt inside.
Saagar (feeling slightly stable): The truth is something which I've been trying to avoid all this time.
She waited silently for him to continue.
Saagar: The truth is...(pauses, then sighs) the truth is...
She tensed up, awaiting him to say what she had known he would say, that she had yearned for him to say.
Saagar (reaches out a hand and touches her cheek, then whispers): I'm in love with you Rhia
Silence. He looked on helplessly, his soft brown eyes a river of emotions, intensity, passion, all for her. She felt emotions welling up inside of her, ready to erupt, and began to tremble. Her vision blurred as a few tears escaped the barriers of her eyes and crept down her cheeks. His hands were instantly upon her, pulling her close, holding her possessively in his embrace.
Saagar: I'm so sorry, plz dont cry. I didnt mean to hurt you. Trust me, it was the last thing I wanted to do...god damn, why did I have to speak. I wish I'd never said anything.
Rhia: No! *she pulls out of his embrace and looks deep into his eyes* no, its not you Saagar. Its just...I'm so confused. I feel so torn, so lost.
Saagar: Why? (wipes her tears)
Rhia: I think I'm falling in love with you too...
He held her face in both hands and rested his forehead against hers. Seconds later, she pulled back a few inches and captured his lips with hers. The kiss that followed was so full of passion and intensity that Rhia felt her knees giving out from beneath her. Saagar caught her right when she felt she would fall and pulled her up into him as he continued the ravaging kiss. They moved till the dropped on the couch. He laid her out and then moved on top of her till she was pinned underneath.
Saagar (whispering): Stop me now, stop me now while you still can. I swear Rhia, if you dont stop me now, no one will.
She moaned and pulled at his shirt. Her arms went around his neck as he nipped at her ear and then moved down the length of her neck. She shivered with delight as he pulled the strap of her blouse aside. When he moved up slightly to kiss her, her eyes opened momentarily and focused on the staircase. A thought struggled to shine through her clouded mind, and she gasped and pushed at his chest.
Rhia (whispering): Saagar, saagar stop!
He couldnt understand at first, and continued to kiss her. She grasped his face firmly and shook his gently.
Rhia: Saagar, your kids! Your kids are home!
Saagar (squinging his eyes): Huh?
Rhia (repeating): Your kids, they might see...
He finally understood and looked back at the empty staircase.
Saagar (pulling her slightly disheveled blouse in place): Come with me
He took her hand and took her up the stairs. When they reached his room, he paused outside holding her hand.
Saagar (looking sideways whispers intensely): I'm giving you one more chance Rhia. Once I have you inside, God damn it, I cant be held accountable for my actions.
In response, she reached out and kissed him again. That was enough incentive for him to scoop her up in his arms and enter his bedroom for a night that would forever remain in their memory