‘I missed you’
Yeah after all these years, you come up to me and say that... hahhaha Manav .. she thought to herself, and just let her smile fill the silence and awkwardness they shared.
‘So how’s life treating you Gauri’
Oh can’t you see am happy, all smiles, since you left me , a smile escaped her lips and she said ‘All well, Manav, its going really well’
‘So , Are you seeing someone?’
‘No, but am not looking either, have left that decision for my Parents, I realized really late, that I have a bad choice in MEN’ , she completed that with a smile, and looked away .
How he wished to feel that silken hair of hers, he was particularly annoyed by a particular section of her hair, which clamored for her attention by not staying in place, even after her millionth effort in placing them behind her ears.
‘Hmm, yea, I’m sure parents definitely do a good background search, and will find you the best’, he couldn’t stop himself from looking at those kohl eyed eyes of hers. He loved them, those were the same reason he wanted her to be around, her eyes were magical, it eased out all his worries.
‘So, how’s your direction coming along??, I saw your earlier movie, the short film, good story-line’.
She so wanted to hug him, pull him close, and plant a kiss on his lips. She had seen him walk towards her earlier , and couldn’t help noticing that he still looked handsome, and managed to grab attention of the opposite sex, without much effort.
The wind played with his hair, looking at which got her memories which made her blush, she straightened her gaze towards him. He looked like a greek God, in a white shirt, and blue denims. His shirt revealed his love for workouts, her heart almost skipped a beat, as she forced her eyes to look elsewhere so as to divert her feelings. He smelled rugged , she loved it, like old times.
‘Yea, it is almost done……..post production and….’
She looked at him till she couldn’t hear him anymore, and she knew ‘This was it’, she shushed him with her fingers, and jerked her head towards the exit..
She took his hands in hers, and walked out towards the parking lot…
‘Is there a problem , Gauri?’ , She did not say anything till they entered the car ..
She knew that expression of his, she went closer towards him . He wanted to push her away …
She had no idea what her proximity did to him …
She pulled him closer and kissed him , leaving no room for words….the car’s windows steamed up with their passionate exchange … she could feel him ..
"Hey Gauri, long time, How are you?"
She was brought back to reality to a pot bellied, almost balding Manav standing in front of him , with a boyish grin.
One look at him and she laughed Hysterically, much to Manav’s embarrassment.