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Prachi was waking up late the next morning after a long, relaxed sleep as
she slightly moved. Milind who was also waking up didn't want the
warmth to go away, he pulled her back into his chest. Prachi woke up with
that pull to feel immense satisfaction. She not only felt protected and
loved but also felt a new life inside her. It was not the first time she had
spent a night with her husband but this was something special. She felt
complete as a woman, as a person. She opened her eyes to see Milind
sleeping like a baby. She ran her fingers over his face very gently not to
wake him up. She couldn't believe that life has been so nice to her. One
year before, the same morning, she had woken up with fear, but she
thanked God for also giving her the faith in Milind and her marriage,
which allowed her to keep her strength till Milind turned around. She then
prayed to God not to take away the blissful happiness Milind and she are
sharing. She thought about the last 24 hours and all she couldn't believe
what she was going through was true. She pinched herself to come to
realization that Milind had indeed made their first anniversary so special.
Suddenly her sight went on to the clock on the wall and she screamed his
Milind woke up instantly "what's wrong Prachi dear?".
"Wake up Milind, it's almost 11".
"Oh my God, this is too bad, how could we sleep so late, I will get ready
quickly". saying that Milind called his office to inform that they will be
late and ran into the bathroom.
Taking a quick shower, Milind thought he had planned their wedding
anniversary and night but not the next day. He got ready quickly and left
for the office without eating breakfast properly. Driving through the
traffic jam he couldn't stop thinking about the beautiful night he spent
with Prachi. He wondered how he loses himself in front of her. He
imagined Prachi's beautiful body, her smile, her eyes. He couldn't help
taking out Prachi's picture from his wallet in a traffic signal and missed
her as if he hadn't seen her for years. He called her on her mobile and
she was about to pack her mobile into her purse when it vibrated. What
she heard on the phone made her blush. Milind had kissed over the
phone which sent vibrations through her body. He didn't say anything
else as it was not required for her to understand what he was trying to
Both Milind and Prachi noticed they had a lot of missed calls on their
mobiles. There were also text messages from Sukruti, Soumya and a
couple of friends to wish them a happy anniversary. There was another
text to both of them that took them by surprise which read "my dearest
Milind and Prachi, happy anniversary, I really wish you many many many
returns of the day, Ayesha". Milind didn't bother to reply to Ayesha's text
as he had thought Prachi would definitely reply and that would be
enough. Prachi had thanked Ayesha from both her and her husband's
Milind had found himself immersed in Prachi more than ever. He wanted
her to be in his proximity all the time. Particularly after their anniversary,
he was drawn to her that it didn't allow him to work in the office for a
strech of time. After everyone in the family was back from London, Milind
was missing her even more as Prachi was everyone's favorite person at
home and everyone wanted a share of her as bhabhi, sister, daughter or
daughter in law. Milind wanted to snatch her away from the world. He
cooked a plan in his mind to take off from work. He couldn't have told his
people that he is going for a honeymoon after one year of marriage. He
narrowed it down on a business trip for both of them as Prachi worked
for him at his office.
Milind didn't want to leave his idea of a honeymoon as a surprise to
Prachi as he thought she was very hurt before he revealed himself on
their anniversary. One evening when he was having coffee with Prachi, he
"hey Prachi, I had called my cousin who married in London two weeks
ago, he is in Hawaii with his wife."
"Obviously Milind, where else they will be? They just got married right".
"You are absolutely right Prachi. But did you ever think about us?" Milind
sat close to her with his arm around her and continued.. "I mean we never
went for a honeymoon after our wedding, may be we should, shouldn't
Prachi blushed and said "Milind, don't worry about it. The conditions in
which we married didn't allow that. Now you are very busy with work…"
"Prachi, let me be honest, I want to be with you, just with you.. with no
one else around. I am longing for you more and more everyday though
you are with me. You have to come with me to a place where it is just two
of us, no family, no office. I have made a plan, we are going to Venice. It's
too late to tell family that we are going for a honeymoon. But I can tell
them we are on a business trip. What do you think?".
"Milind, are you serious?"
"Yes I am, as long as you want to come with me". Milind walked out of the
room to make a phone call.
Prachi was in seventh heaven. She couldn't believe her dreams coming
true. Though she loved to be in a joint family, there were times she
thought she could be alone with just Milind at least for a day. She went
out behind Milind. Milind wasn't able to connect to the number he was
trying. "So, Mr. Mishra, please book two tickets in the name of Mr. and
Mrs. Mishra to Venice for two weeks,.. the couple are on their business
trip" saying that Prachi ran down blushing. Milind kept smiling inside and
called his travel agent.
Prachi and Milind left for Venice finally winding up stuff at work. For both
of them it was the first time in their lives that they were looking forward
to the next few days of their life so eagerly. They both felt so free, happy
Milind and Prachi roamed around in Venice like lovebirds. All that
occupied their world was each other. Milind would want to fill his eyes
with Prachi while Prachi wants to hide in Milind's chest away from the
world. Milind would sleep on Prachi's lap while she wants to read a book
and Prachi would bring sweet dreams in him by running her fingers
through his curly hair with love. They complemented each other
physically, mentally and emotionally. They were making memories worth
living for, in their world.
"Milind, I am not getting sleep tonight", said Prachi in Milind's arms.
"Me too, because of you I am not getting sleep, you made us drink that
bitter coffee that too double espresso". Milind complained.
They both tried to go to sleep. The effect of coffee was high on both of
them. And they chatted and chatted for hours. Prachi told him about her
childhood, her relations with parents, her little sister Soumya, her friends
and her college days. She also described her childhood friendship with
Neev and how events unfolded after she was to marry someone of her
father's choice etc. Milind visualized his wife's life only to see that how
Prachi had been sacrificing for everyone. He could feel the absolute
sincerity in her words. He also opened himself up in front of her like he
did with no one before. How he grew up with an inferiority complex, how
Ayesha was the only girl who spoke to him, how much important his
father and sukruti were to him etc. He confided in Prachi one of the
reasons he could be so rude is because he was not raised by his mother
who died right after Sukruti was born. He also expressed he had felt more
bad for Ayesha betraying him than losing Ayesha. He apologized to Prachi
for marrying her by forcing her in a way.
"Milind, I don't care about why you married me. It was all past situations.
I also married you that time not because I wanted to marry you but
because I wanted to save my family. But now here I am sleeping on your
chest with you in my heart. I know I have my place in your heart, which
no Ayesha or anyone can take away. What else I want in life Milind?"
Prachi raised her head to look at Milind as he didn't respond. She saw
that he had gone to sleep half way through her words. With a smile, she
slowly went to sleep.
Milind woke up the next morning to find Prachi feeling uncomfortable.
She told him that she was feeling like throwing up. Milind scolded Prachi
for espresso again while she ran into the bathroom and vomited out all
that was in her stomach. Milind got worried about what happened to her.
They were to go back to India the next day. He tried finding out a doctor
from the hotel reception. Prachi took a shower and came out of the
bathroom. She looked exhausted. Milind asked her to get ready to go to
the doctor. He himself went to bathroom to quickly freshen up.
When Milind came back from the shower, he still found Prachi in a
bathrobe resting on the bed. He got angry that she was not ready.
"Prachi, I told you to get ready. You should see the doctor as soon as
possible. I don't want you to be ill……." Milind went on and on.
"Milind Shh, it may not be what you are thinking.………come here" Prachi
extended her arms.
Milind couldn't resist the invitation of her arms. He ran to her and hugged
her tightly and asked her "what is it my love?"
"Milind I……" Prachi blushed.
"Prachi tell me properly. All I want is you be fine, not throwing up and
"Milind I might end up being like this for a while now, if what I am
thinking is true, you know I missed my periods this month"
"Tell me, what's wrong with you? Don't hide anything from me please".
Milind was more stupid in this matter than Prachi thought. She banged
her head with her hand and said "Milind why you don't understand what I
am trying to tell you. You brought me here to spend some private time
with me right. But I think there was someone between us all these days.
Probably from the day of our anniversary."
"Prachi why are you talking puzzles? Do you think I will let anyone come
in between us?".
Prachi laughed inside for her husband's foolishness. She faked to be
angry and shouted "Milind you are the one responsible for all this".
"Prachi enough, tell me straight words- what's the matter? All I know is I
love you and only love you and there is no third person between us".
Milind sounded angry and hurt.
Not wanting to irritate him anymore Prachi said "Milind, it's your gift of
love that has implanted in me". She placed his hand on her belly and said
"this person is not in between us Milind, it's a part of you and me".
It didn't take long for Milind to understand what Prachi was referring to
then. He kissed her belly first and all over her face and neck madly. When
he pulled back Prachi saw his eyes wet just as hers, with the joy that ran
through their souls.
Edited by michifanreal - 11 June 2008 at 10:04am