Love Story (Part : 9 Coming Close)
Next Morning (Day1)
Manik woke up early in the morning, stretching his arms. He picked up his phone from side table and started his morning by seeing her picture. He smiled broadly, seeing their yesterday pictures again.
“Haye.. , we are looking so cute together”He said , closing his eyes and putting the phone near his heart. Then after sending good morning message to Nandini , he went to take shower. He was smiling crazily all the time in the shower , thinking about her. Nandini didn’t even know that what she was doing . She was unknowingly making the normal person crazy.
Nandini was sleeping till late in the morning. It was 11am and her father was shocked because usually she used to wake up early in the morning. He walked inside the room to check her. He sat beside her and stared his princess who was sleeping peacefully.
“Nandu , wake up bacha”he said lovingly, caressing her hair.
“Daddy, good morning”she spoke cutely, hugging her father. His father hugged her back , having smile on his face. Then they broke the hug and Ram kissed her forehead , cubbing her face.
“What ? today i woke up so late”Her eyes popped up , seeing the time and she shouted shockingly. Seeing her reaction, her father chuckled.
“Chill bacha , sometime it happens”he said , putting his hand on her face. She nodded her head , looking at him.
“Now , take shower and come for breakfast.”he said , getting up from bed.
“I love you daddy” like a small baby , she hugged her father tightly , jumping out of the bed when he was about to leave.
” I love you too bacha..” he said , hugging his princess and kissed her hair lovingly.
Nandini came out from her room after taking shower. She checked her phone and smiled seeing Manik’s good morning message . She was about to reply him back by typing good morning but she didn’t send the message, seeing the time.
“Who say good morning at 12 , Nandini. Thank god I haven’t send this message.”She thought in her mind and called herself stupid. Then she just sent “hi”.
“Why my message is not getting delivered” She said to herself , becoming sad when her message didn’t get delivered to him. She walked outside of her room sadly , staring the phone and constantly trying to send him the message but it was not delivering.
“Nandu , Nandu… , What i am listening that you are going to marry Manik Malhotra and you haven’t even told me” A girl said excitedly , walking toward Nandini.
“I was just gone out of Mumbai for few days, that’s mean you will forget your friend. This is very wrong, Nandu…” She said disappointedly , looking toward Nandini.
“I thought, you would be busy , Navya. I really didn’t want to disturb you” Nandini told her the reason of not calling her and not telling her about Manik. Navya was her one and only friend. Nandini used to share everything with Navya. Nothing about Nandini had remained hidden from Navya. She knew everything about Nandini and nobody knew Nandini better than her.
“Haye.. , Manik Malhotra is going to marry my friend. This is like a dream. Nandu tell me about him and please ask him to follow me also. I want to meet him yaar.” She said crazily. Nandini was trying to speak but Navya was not letting her speak.
“Are Nandu tell me something about him” she said , holding her hand. Nandini shook her head , looking at Navya.
“Navya , if you will let me speak then only i can able to tell you about him” Nandini said , holding her both arms. Navya bit her tongue , realising her mistake. Nandini smiled , looking at her. Ram was smiling , seeing them , sitting on sofa.
“So now tell me , how is he ?” Navya asked excitedly , looking at her. Nandini got lost for a moment, thinking about him.
“He is really a good person” saying this , she walked , passing by her. Navya made weird faces , listening her so boring and one word answer.
“Wait , wait. Just a good person and nothing else ?”she asked , coming in front of her. Nandini nodded her head positively, looking at her. Nandini went to Kitchen and Navya went ran behind her.
“Nandu , you are so boring” Navya said entering inside the Kitchen when Nandini was turning on the gas stove to reheat the breakfast.
“Will you please ask him to follow me on Instagram ? ” she stood beside her and requested , looking at her.
“Off course. Anything for you” Nandini said , cubbing her face and she smiled happily , showing her teeth.
On the other side , Manik was busy in shooting of his song . He was going crazy because he was imagining Nandini in his co star and in make up Artist. The saddest thing was that he couldn’t able to contact her in break time also because of the network problem. He was going crazy, he really wanted to talk with her. In break time , he was sadly , sitting in his vanity van and passing his time , by seeing her pictures. He was really missing her a lot and even his family. His sad face was the proof of how badly he was missing her and his family.
Nandini didn’t go to Art gallery because it was Sunday. On Sunday , Art gallery remained close and she used to spend time with her father. When her father was busy in writing book. She was sitting in her room and waiting for his message. But sadly , she didn’t get his any message and her message also didn’t get delivered.
“What is happening to me ? Why i am feeling sad if i am not getting his messages ? Why this thing is bothering me so much ?” She thought confusingly . She was not understanding that she was missing him badly.
She opened her phone gallery and thought to pass her time by watching videos. She started watching videos and her eyes pooped up surprisingly when she saw her and Manik video. The video was just of 30 seconds but her heart stopped beating for a moment, seeing the video. It was made by kids only when She fell down in Manik’s lap. She got crazy , seeing that. The way , they both were looking into each other eyes. She lost her mind seeing that. Her heart started beating fast once again like before when his body touched her. She watched the video 10 times on repeat. Then she kept the phone on side. She rested her head on bed post , closing her eyes. She got lost in that moment when she fell down on him and how god she had felt at that time.
(I made a gif on high demand on previous update 😂 of seeing the picture)
Zoya was making her daughter eat lunch, sitting in dining room. She was showing tantrums in eating food also like sleeping. In everything, she used to show tantrums to her mother. But Zoya was her mother , she also knew every ways and trick to handle her.
“Look , what has daddy brought for her princess” Adi said , walking there. Muskan stood up immediately and ran toward her father. He picked her up in his arms , putting the shopping bags on floor. He kissed her face. Zoya smiled , walking toward them.
“Daddy , Musu te liye ka lae ? (what has daddy brought for Musu)”she asked cutely , looking at him.
“Wait daddy will show you” he said , putting her down on floor and he himself also sat on the floor in front of her. He took out the doll from bag and gave it to her.
“Wow , Musu loved this doll a lot” she said happily. Adi and Zoya smiled , looking at her.
“Thank you , daddy”she said , kissing her father cheeks. She started dancing cutely, holding the doll. Zoya and Adi laughed , seeing their daughter dancing crazily.
“Musu , yeh doll daadi ko ditha tar (dikha kar) ati hai” she ran upstairs to show her doll to her granny.
“And this is for my beautiful wife” he got up and said , giving the packet to Zoya. She looked at him confusingly, taking it. She asked in gesture , moving her eyebrows up that what was in the packet.
“See yourself ” he said and she took out beautiful red saree from it.
“This is really beautiful , Adi. Thank you”she thanked him with the hug. He hugged her back , having smile on his face.
“Now i want a thank you kiss” he said , holding her hand and pulled her toward himself. She looked at him, widening her eyes.
“I haven’t asked you to open your eyes widely. I have asked for a kiss” he spoke , putting her hair behind her ear , looking at her.
“Adi , not now. Anybody can come”she spoke , looking at him.
“Let them come”He said , looking at her. Like he got fully lost in her.
“Muskan will come”She spoke.
“Let her come”he said , coming close to her lips.
“Adi , Muskan”She shouted seeing behind him shockingly and He immediately left her. He turned around and got shocked to not find Muskan there. Zoya laughed and ran upstairs.
“Zoya” Shouting her name , he ran upstairs , following her.
Finally, in the evening. His shoot got finished. He sighed. He was getting desperate to talk with her. Sitting in car , he took out his phone to check the network. As soon as the network came after few minutes, he immediately called her. He was sitting at the car backseat and driver was driving the car.
On the hand , Nandini still didn’t get over that video. She tried to read novels , watch movies and spend time with her father but nothing was helping her out. Whatever she was doing , she was thinking about him. She was thinking about the video and she was also thinking that why he didn’t message her. She was sitting in the balcony and enjoying the sunset. As soon as her phone rang up , she immediately ran inside her room. This clearly showed that how desperately she was waiting for his call. She smiled broadly, seeing the caller id ‘Manik’.
“I was so worried for you , Manik. My messages were not even delivering and you also didn’t even message me. Where were you ?”Nandini asked in concerned tone , picking up the phone. Manik got surprised , listening her words. Her words were unexpected for him. He didn’t think that she would be worried for him. Nandini bit her lips and closed her eyes ,realising that what she had said to him.
“Someone was missing me a lot. Am i right or wrong? ” Manik asked with the smile and She stayed silent. Her silent gave him the answer that she had missed him and he was happy to know this.
“On the shoot site , there was network problem that’s why I couldn’t able to message you” he told her the reason and she opened her mouth making O shape.
“Before , i was sad that why there was network problem because in break i couldn’t able to contact you. But now i am thanking to god for this problem. Because of this , today i got to know that you care for me. And i am happy to know this.”he told her everything, whatever was going in his mind. Nandini was just silently listening him.
“I think , i should change the topic. Or else you will remain silent” he said and chuckled. She smiled , listening his words.
“So tell me , what you did whole day ?”he asked , changing the topic.
“Don’t say that you missed me , that i know”he laughed saying this and she also smiled broadly. He was enjoying a lot , teasing her.
“That’s true , I missed you. In small period of time , i think that i have got habitual of your messages .”she spoke accepting the truth , making him silent. She sat on the bed , holding the pillow. Her words were again unexpected for him.
“Manik , i know. I am little weird. May be in future, you will regret for marrying me because for me trusting you , trusting anybody is really difficult. You are understanding me , you are behaving so good with me. But still , I can’t able to trust you. I am still doubting you. My mind is not ready to accept that how can someone be so good” she spoke , whatever was going in her mind. He became little sad , listening her words.
“It’s Okay , Nandini. It’s just only few days passed. I am happy that you are sharing everything with me. I am not saying you to trust me , i am saying to give a chance to me. I am again promising you that I will never let you regret for your decision. With time , i am sure that you will trust me and your all doubts about me will be get cleared because i am not that type of person , whom you are fearing. I will never break your heart.” Like always he said , understanding her. Nandini felt little relief, listening his words.
“Thank you Manik , for understanding me”she said with the small smile. He also smiled , listening her words.
“Manik , i will call you at night. I have to prepare dinner”she said , looking at the wall clock.
“Okay. then bye” he spoke and she immediately corrected him.
“Please don’t say bye. Say that i will see you”she said
“Oops , sorry. I forgot. Okay then i will see you later.” He said and then they both hang up the call , having smile on their faces.
“Should i send that video to Manik or not” she was confused that she should send the video or not. But at last , she sent him the video. Then she went to prepare dinner.
Manik on the other hand , fell on the bed as soon as he reached in his room. Closing his eyes , he started thinking about their conversation. After their this conversation, he started doubting that there was something which was stopping her from trusting him.
“I think , i am thinking a lot about her that’s why i am doubting. It’s so natural for any girl to not trust anyone these days easily.” He chucked his doubt in dustbin, thinking this.
He came out his thoughts when his phone beeped up. He opened his eyes and took out the phone from his pocket. He was just about to open her message but before he could , his phone started ringing. He smiled , seeing the caller id ‘Mom’.
“Hi , Mom” He spoke with the big smile , picking up the call.
“How are you , my bacha.”Neyonika spoke from other side.
“I am fine but I missing you all a lot..” Manik said like a small baby. Then talking with his mother for few minutes, he hang up the call. She asked him to take dinner on time and also asked him to take care of him.
“Moms are the best. She never stop caring about me. She cares for me like i am still his school going kid.” Manik thought in his mind after cutting the call.
“So now , i should check what message, Nandini has sent to me.” He said , opening her message. He excitedly looked at the phone screen when video was loading. His eyes pooped up , seeing the video. Like Nandini , he also started watching the video on repeat. Like her , he also got lost in that video.
“We are looking so damn perfect together”he said happily and thanked those kids for capturing their beautiful moment. He laid on the bed comfortably, keeping his both hand under his head. His eyes were closed.He smiled broadly, thinking about her and their video.
“Hi” After taking dinner , he called Nandini and smiled listening her voice.
“Hey.. , what you were doing?” He asked
“I was reading novel.” She said , closing the novel and kept it on the side table of bed.
“Oh.. , what type of novel you like to read ?” He asked excitedly.
“Love stories. But i think this type of love , we can only read in novels and can see in movie. In real life , these days , nobody can love anyone like in novel , protagonists love each other.” She spoke in disappointing tone. Manik sensed some kind of pain in her voice.
“But i think you are wrong. Because i have seen live example of true love in front of my eyes. My bhai and bhabhi. I have seen them supporting each other every time and in every phase of life.” He said , giving the example of Zoya and Aditya.
“That’s Good but still I think that true love don’t exist in real life”she said sadly. He also became sad , listening her words.
“In future, i just hope that our love will able to prove you wrong ” he thought in his mind.
“I am sorry, if i have hurt you with my words.” She apologised , thinking that she had hurt him.
“Chill , you didn’t hurt me. You said , what you think about love. So don’t be sorry.” He said like always understanding her. She smiled lightly, listening his words.
“I think , you should sleep Manik. You must be tired after today’s shoot.” She said in concerned tone. He smiled happily, listening her words. He always got happy when she used to care about him.
“But i am not feeling sleepy. I want to talk.. , with you. Please” he requested like a small baby and Nandini couldn’t able to deny him. Then they talked to each other till late night and they both didn’t come to know when they fell asleep , talking to each other. With each passing day , Nandini was opening up with Manik. With each passing minutes , they were coming close to each other.
But would Manik ever come to know about her real reason of not trusting anybody ?