Viren woke up feeling rested but as he opened his eyes, everything was pink; he moved his head so he was facing up but everything was still pink. He blinked fuzzily and then smiled when he realised where he was; he reached up and moved Nivi's scarf away from his face and blinked up at her. 'Good afternoon sleepyhead!' Nivi smiled down at him and Viren felt his heart skip a beat, 'I'm not still dreaming am I...?' he asked softly and then couldn't help himself from reaching up and tugging on her hair lightly, 'Nope...I'm really here with you!'
'Viren! We're grown ups now, you can't keep pulling my hair whenever you feel like it!' Nivi laughed but then her laugh turned into a gasp when Viren suddenly twisted his fingers in her hair and pulled her face down to his. Her hair fell around them like a curtain and she couldn't breathe as she looked into Viren's eyes which were only inches from hers. 'You should have woken me up Moti...now look, we wasted almost the whole day...'
Viren rubbed his nose against hers as Nivi tried to think clearly, 'You were tired...' he brushed kisses across her cheek and Nivi forgot what she'd started to say and she held onto Viren's jacket collar tightly because it felt like she was falling. 'There's something I have to tell you Nivi...' Viren spoke against her lips softly and Nivi somehow managed to lift her head a little so that she could look at him properly but she could still feel his breath on her cheeks as he spoke softly, 'After Sid's wedding I'm going to speak to Dadaji...about us.'
Nivi blinked in surprise at Viren's words, they hadn't talked about it much before and she wasn't expecting it. Viren's hand was still in her hair and when she didn't say anything he stroked the back of her neck and she shivered. 'That's ok right? You're ok with that?' Viren looked a little worried and Nivi smiled as she nodded a little shyly; thanks to the pundit Divya and Sid's wedding was just next month so it was perfect really. Viren gave a relieved laugh and pulled Nivi's face down to his again, this time giving her no time to steady herself as he kissed her like he'd wanted to all day.
'Viren..!' Nivi pulled away a few moments, trying to catch her breath and Viren sat up and closed his eyes, feeling dazed and breathless. 'Maybe I should speak to them sooner...' Viren's voice was unsteady as he looked at her but Nivi shook her head, 'Nahi Viren, let Di and Sid have their moment, we can wait a little can't we?' Viren sighed; he'd known she'd say that which was why he'd said after Sid's wedding in the first place but he still gave her a pained look and Nivi went red as he said 'Teek hai Moti...but we'll have a reeeally short engagement, ek do din kaafi hai!'
'Umm I think we should talk about all that later...' Nivi found Viren's impatience really cute but it embarrassed her too. She said they should be going and went to get up but Viren pulled her back down and hugged her from behind and whispered in her ear, 'I know you're just as impatient as I am Nivi...mujhse kya chupana?!' Nivi felt herself blush even more at his teasing tone. 'Viren...kya keh rahe ho?! Do you ever think before you...' before Nivi could finish her sentence Viren started to tickle her and she couldn't help laughing, 'Viren!! Stop it..!' she managed to grab his hands and then turned to look at him, still gasping with laughter,
'We're already late Viren, please let's just go?' Nivi looked at him pleadingly and Viren felt himself almost give in before he leaned back and smiled suddenly shaking his head, 'Make it worth my while and we'll go...!' He winked and Nivi's mouth fell open at his cheeky request; she hit him on the shoulder and Viren laughed, 'That's not helping Moti!' Nivi shook her head, 'You're awful...' Viren leaned forward and rested his arms on her shoulders, 'Maybe I'm awful...but you still love me.'
He smiled into her eyes sweetly and Nivi felt herself melt. She sighed and rolled her eyes exaggeratedly before leaning forward and giving him a soft kiss on the cheek, 'Ho gaya?! Ab chale please?' Viren nodded and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek too before shrugging, 'Haan toh phir chalo naa, maine kab manaa kiya tha?!' He looked totally innocent all of a sudden and Nivi gave him a look of disbelief as he laughed and got up quickly before she could hit him again.
As they walked to his bike Nivi wondered if Viren had considered what they'd do if the families didn't agree... the thought scared her and she missed what Viren was saying as they reached his bike. 'What's wrong Moti? Are you annoyed...? I'm sorry, you're just too cute!' Viren held his ears and tilted his head to one side cutely and Nivi felt a sharp pain at the thought of losing him. 'I'm not mad Viren...it's just, what if...' she couldn't even bring herself to say it; she swallowed and tried again, 'What will we do if they don't...' before she could finish Viren took her hands in his and cut her off.
'It doesn't matter what they say Nivi...I love you and I promise I'll do whatever it takes. We can't keep quiet forever because we're worried they might not agree!' Nivi knew Viren was right but she still felt uneasy till he hugged her and she felt a little better. 'You're with me right?' he asked softly into her hair and she nodded, 'Haan Viren...always.' Viren pulled away and kissed her on the forehead, 'Good! Now why are we worrying, there's still a whole months worth of celebrations to get through!' Nivi smiled back and nodded and felt some of the anxiety leave her as they made their way home; she knew she'd be fine as long as Viren was with her.
Edited by anjaani07 - 18 July 2011 at 11:47am