Thursday, May 14, 2015

The affair...


“Hey Sarika…” shouted Ranveer, waving at her.

Sarika had been enjoying her coffee break at the CCD, in the street across her office. She waved back, beckoning for him to come over, an instant smile lighting up her face.

He crossed over and walked to her table, and sat himself across her.

“What are you doing near my office? she asked, nursing the cup of coffee in her hands. “I am sure you didn’t just come by to see me,” she said with a questioning look.

“Had a meeting at Navratan,” he replied,  “And yes, seeing you…that was part of the plan. I was just about to head to your office when I saw you here,” he said, signaling for the waiter. “One espresso,” he ordered.

“Ummm…don’t give me these surprises; they’ll make me fall in love with you.” 

She remembered how he had whisked her off to a movie in the middle of last week.  "Who watches movies on Tuesdays at 4 pm?" she had giggled.  

"Crazy people like us," he had replied. 

They had felt like college sweethearts, bunking college to watch a movie! And the week before that he took her to a retreat where they got adventurous and had a lovely time soaking up the sun.

“That’s part of the grander plan, madam,” he said almost in a whisper, placing his palm on hers, winking his eye and they both burst out laughing.

As they finished their coffee, he inched closer to her, “Listen… how about if we take half a day off and go home? I am almost done for the day,” he said make patterns on the smooth skin of her arm.”It’s a beautiful day. A day like this must not be wasted.”

“A day like this is to be spent in the arms of your beloved?” she asked raising one eyebrow like only she could, making her look so adorable. “I guess I could leave early today,” she said. Then she widened her eyes and creased her forehead, a worried looked creeping on her face, “What if my husband comes back early?”

“He won’t.”

“And what will you tell your wife?”

“Nothing. She won’t suspect a thing,” he whispered, putting a finger to his lip.

“Wicked you,” she said, a naughty expression on her face.

“Beautiful you,” he replied, moving a finger across her cheeks and puckering his lips and blowing her an air- kiss.

He paid the bill and they made some calls to their respective office before heading home.

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She fumbled with the keys and he waited impatiently for her to open the door.

“Looks like madam is nervous,” he teased.

“Why would I be? This isn’t our first time,” she said still fumbling.

He held her slender waist from behind, nuzzling her neck with his nose, breathing in her fragrance, as she giggled.

“Shhh…wait till we get inside, you don’t want the neighbours to see, do you? What if they tell my husband?” she said making an innocent face.

“I don’t care. That husband of yours is a fool,” he said, continuing to nuzzle.

The lock opened and they went in locking the door behind them.

“Don’t say that, I love him,” she said giving him a light slap on his head.

“Ah! You do? So what are you doing with me?”

“Let me tell you what I am doing,” she said, a mischievous smile beginning to form on her lips. She put her arms around his neck and stood on his feet, while he held her firmly around her waist. As they kissed wildly, he walked to the bedroom, their feet walking together in unison.

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“You were aa-mai-zingg,” she said resting her head on his shoulders, and he enveloped her in his arms.

He smiled, placing a kiss on her forehead. They lay together for some time, caressing and breathing in each other’s scents and listening to each other’s heartbeats.

“I love you, Sarika,” he said, holding her closer.

“I do too,” she said. There was nothing more satisfying than lying in the arms of your beloved, knowing you are loved and mean the world to him.

Just then the doorbell rang, sending them scurrying for their clothes. Sarika opened the door, while Ranveer, trudged out behind, buttoning his shirt.

“Mamma…” screamed Disha, putting her little arms around Sarika’s neck. “You know what happened at school today…” she started, the bundle of energy that she was! Then her eyes fell on Ranveer.

“Pappa…” she squealed running to him, jumping up as he caught her and swung her into his arms, and they rubbed their noses together like they always did. “You are back home so soon?”









18 comments:

  1. Loved the construct of the write up...simple yet impactful. Great read for sure !!

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  2. Wow! Didn't see the end coming! Beautiful and clever writing :D

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  3. I love reading about such beautiful chemistry :D Wonderful narration.

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  4. The ending was so beautiful! :)

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  5. Ah! I did guess the end but then I suppose I do know you well enough to know that you were not going to rhapsodize about an illicit affair :)

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  6. Hahahah! Loved this. Too clever. I was on my toe. Unexpected ending.

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  7. What have u done? I was expecting something too filmy and u sati savitri hi nikli. Clever clever. Loved it. I was on my toes. I did not understand for a fraction of second the reason why the kid called him father.

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  8. Aah! Keeping the romance alive after being married for a few years.... beautiful. I kind of guessed that they were husband and wife. lovely little story Littleprincess Titli :D

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  9. Aha! You caught me here. That's pure romance weaved so well in this tale of love comes alive. Simply superb:)

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  10. Wicked You!! :D Lovely twist and this is indeed a great way to keep the romance alive in marriage! :)

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  11. Woah! The ending was really unexpected! Loved it :)

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  12. I knew what was coming in the end and isn't there a movie where his happens? Yeah, 'Shaadi ke side effects' is the movie where they do this.

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  13. That was lovely and so clever. You had me there, all they way till the end, Titli. :)

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  14. A stormy romance was leading the readers to expect some thing different. It is a great story! Very well written, Titi.

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  15. ooooh :) NICEeeeeeeeeee

    Thats the way to go.. keep the love coming even after marriage and yearsssssssss :)


    Bikram's

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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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