Manik came out of the bathroom after taking shower at night. Smile was not going away from his face. Because His angel ‘Nandini’ was on his mind. All the songs which he had sang in his life , he wanted to dedicate her. He always used to ask one question from the god after meeting her that why she didn’t come in his life earlier. After meeting her , he came to know that his life was incomplete without her. Before meeting her , his life was good but after meeting her , his life became beautiful. After meeting her , he got the real motive of his life. The motive to bring back his angel’s happiness.
He laid down on the bed and called her. He just wanted to talk to her. Because he knew that without talking to her , he wouldn’t able to sleep whole night. He was early waiting for that time , when he would sleep in her arms and would wake up in her arms. After their marriage there would be no distance remain between them. He would able to spend more time with her and get to know more about her.
“Hello.. Manik.” His eyes glowed up and a big smile spread across his face , listening her sweet voice. Whenever she used to call his name , he used to fall in love with his own name.
“Hello Manik. Are you there ?” She asked when he didn’t respond to her hello. She didn’t know that her voice had mesmerised him and he got lost in her voice.
“I am here only. Actually i got lost in your sugary voice. Your voice is very soothing to my ear.” She became speechless, listening his words. Nobody had praised her before like Manik used to praise her. His words always used to touch her soul.
Her heart used to felt happy but her mind always used to doubt him.
“I am sorry, I forgot to tell you something at your home. I am a big idiot.” He paused for a second then continued, putting the phone on other side.
“The dinner was so tasty. I loved it a lot. “He said happily like a small baby. Nandini smiled , listening his cheerful voice.
“Uhmm.. I am feeling like to kiss your hands.”he said joyfully after licking his lower lip and she laughed.
“Why are you laughing ? I am not joking.” He asked while she was still laughing.
“I am laughing because you are behaving so cute. Like a small kid.” She said happily. He smiled, listening her words.
“I don’t know , what is happening to me. From the day , i met you , i feel.. happiest. Small small things are making me excited . I am so happy to get you , Nandini. My heart , my soul and my mind are so much happy that i can’t even describe in words.” He was sharing his all the feelings with her. She was smiling lightly. She very well knew that what was happening to him.
“I am happy that i am becoming the reason of someone’s happiness.” She just said this. They talked for sometime and fell asleep while talking to each other. This was becoming their daily routine.
Manik woke up , stretching his arms. As soon as he opened his eyes , he found Nandini , standing on the window. He was looking at her , widening his eyes. Like he saw a ghost. She was in blue saree. She was looking at him , having smile on her face. He rubbed his eyes to clear his doubt that she was his imagination or real.
He looked back after rubbing his eyes. His face hung down in sadness when she got disappeared. He got up from the bed sadly, removing the blanket. He wanted this dream to be get true soon. Because he wanted to start his every morning seeing her beautiful face. He was going crazy. That he even started to see dreams of her with open eyes.
Then he went to bathroom to get fresh. He came out after few minutes. He checked his phone. Then he did his most important work. He sent the good morning message to Nandini. After few seconds only , his phone rang up.
“I will reach there on time , Rita.” He hang up the call , saying this. Rita was his personal Secretary.
“Are you going somewhere, brother?” Cabir asked, walking inside the room. Manik turned around to look at him.
“Yup , for a song recording.” He replied, nodding his head. Cabir was smiling like there was something fishy.
“What happened? You are looking extra happy today.” Manik asked , walking toward him. He stood , wrapping his hand around on Cabir’s shoulder.
“Nothing. I just came here to tell you that Mom is calling you downstairs.” Cabir said and smiled again. Then he left , before Manik could ask something.
“Something, my brother behave so weird. Pata nhi iske dhimagh mein kya chalta rhaita hai. (I don’t know , what goes in his mind)” Manik walked out , saying this.
Manik reached downstairs and again he got shocked to see Nandini , sitting in the hall. He was looking at her , widening his eyes. Nandini smiled and waved her hand. But he didn’t respond.
“Manik seriously, you have gone mad. You are imagining her everywhere in the house.” Manik thought in his mind , still looking at Nandini. She was looking at him confusingly. She was not understanding that why he was behaving so weird.
“Mom , Cabir told me that you were calling me.” Manik said , walking toward her mother. She was talking to a maid at that time. Nandini felt hurt when he walked toward her mother. She thought that he was ignoring her. But she was confused also that why he ignored her.
“I was calling you to meet Nandini.” As soon as her mother said this , Manik immediately looked toward the sofa and found her , still sitting there. When he looked toward her , she immediately turned her face to another side , showing her anger.
“Idiot , Idiot , Idiot..” he scolded himself , closing his eyes.
Neyonika was telling him that she had called Nandini for her measurement and selecting the design of her engagement dress. Manik nodded his head , looking toward Neyonika. Then walked toward Nandini , taking slow step. She was looking everywhere except him. He understood that his ignorance made her angry and sad.
“Manik , you talk to her. I am just coming.” Neyonika left , saying this. Manik sat beside Nandini. She started looking the designs in the booklet , which was kept on her lap. She was just turning the pages .The real thing was that she was avoiding to not look at him. And he felt sorry.
“I am sorry. I know that you would be thinking that I ignored you. Really my intentions were not to ignore you. I really thought that i was imagining you.” As soon as he said last sentence , she looked toward him confusingly.
“I thought this because when I woke up in the morning , I imagined you , standing in front of my eyes in blue Saree. You were looking very beautiful.”As always, like a small kid tells everything to her mother , he told her everything.
Next moment, Nandini started laughing loudly on his cuteness. He was looking at her like a innocent baby. She was laughing crazily , covering her mouth with her hand. Seeing her laughing freely, his heart felt happy. He could see her laughing like this all his life. Her laugh was giving him peace. Her laugh was soothing to his ear. Resting his hand on his chin , he started admiring her every move. He felt like to kiss her at that moment. Only he knew that how he every time used to control his inner desire. He wanted to feel her lips on his lips. He never felt like this for any other girl before. She was the first the girl , who made her feel like this.
Nandini stopped laughing when she realised that he was staring her. She shyly looked down , tugging her hair behind her ear. He was madly in love with her. He was noticing her each and every move like a majnu. She looked toward him again and looked down immediately, when she found that he was still staring her.
“You look more beautiful when you laugh freely. Has anybody told you that your laugh is prettiest ? Haye.. , it took my heart away from me.” He said dramatically, putting his hand on his heart. Nandini chuckled , looking at him. He smiled.
“And has anybody told you that you can make anybody laugh with your cuteness?” She asked , pulling his cheeks. He felt so good when her soft hand touched his skin.
“Yes.” He said , nodding his head.
“Who ?” She narrowed her eyes and asked.
“You” he laughed, saying this. She also laughed with him.
“Bhai , Aren’t you going ?” Cabir asked from Manik , walking toward them. Now , he understood that why he was smiling like an idiot when he came in his room to call him.
“Where?” Nandini asked , looking at Manik and then looked toward Cabir for answer. Putting finger on his lips , in gesture, he asked Cabir to be quiet. Because he didn’t want Cabir should tell her that he had to go for song recording. He knew , if Nandini would come to know , he would ask him to go. But he wanted to be with her. Cabir understood this and he was enjoying in teasing his brother a lot.
“Bhai was going..” Cabir didn’t remain quiet, he started telling her while Manik was staring him angrily. Nandini looked toward Manik , he immediately smiled , looking at her.
“to take bath.” At last he saved her brother. Manik sighed relief, closing his eyes.
“Manik , you go , first take the bath. You can help me with this , later on.” She spoke , putting the booklet on the table. Then she looked toward him. He nodded his head , getting up from sofa.
“Yes bhai , you go. I will help bhabhi in this.” Cabir sat beside Nandini. He said , picking up the booklet from the table. Manik smiled looking at both of them and then left to take bath.
“Nandini see , this will look pretty on you.” Zoya said , showing her one design on laptop. She looked toward the design. Before she could say something , they heard Muskan’s voice.
“Mumma.. uhmm..” she was coming toward them , rubbing her eyes with her one hand and in other hand , she was holding the doll. She was wailing.
She passed by Nandini and her doll pushed Nandini’s hand. Nandini was sitting, holding the glass of juice in her hand and the juice fell down on her.She put the glass on table and then got up , cleaning her Kurti with her handkerchief.
“I am sorry on the behalf of Muskan , Nandini.” Zoya apologised, looking toward Nandini. Muskan was now lying in Zoya’s lap. Her eyes were closed , she was in half sleep.
“It’s Okay, bhabhi. You don’t need to apologise. I just come after cleaning this.” Nandini said politely and then went to clean her dress with water.
“Mumma , Musu ne bad wala dleam dekha. Mule bhut dar laga tha. Musu ne dekha ki aap aur daddy musu ko todh (chodh) kar chalegye and mein bhut roya. Aur fil jab mein abhi utha toh mein bhut dar gya.. , aap nhi thai na isliye. (Mumma , i saw a bad dream. I got scared a lot. In dream , you and daddy went leaving me alone. I cried a lot. And then in morning when i woke up , i got scared to not find you with me.)” Muskan cutely told Zoya about her bad dream. The dream made her really scared.
“Oh mela baby (oh my baby)” Zoya said after kissing her face for thousand time.
“That was only a dream. In real , daddy and mumma will never go leaving our Musu alone.” Zoya said , cubbing her face. Then she kissed her forehead.
“Mumma , Plomise kalo musu ko ( Mumma , do Promise to Musu.)” She asked Zoya to do promise.
“Pinky Promise , my Musu.” Zoya said , touching her smallest finger with her smallest finger. Finally a smile came on her face. Then Zoya hid her little doll in her arms.
Nandini walked inside Manik’s room and her eyes grew bigger in a shock when she found Manik half naked. He was only in towel. He just came out from the bathroom after taking shower. He smirked, looking at her. He was looking damn hot , the water was dripping down from his sexy muscular body. His wet hair were making him more hot.
Nandini just looked at him for few seconds and then she immediately turned around , covering her eyes with her palm.
“Please, wear something fast Manik.” She shouted and Manik was just smiling , looking at her. She was behaving like she saw him fully naked. But he found her very cute.
“Relax , Nandini. You are over reacting. You know , my fans die to see me like this. And you are lucky one.” He said , walking toward his cupboard.
“But I am not your fan.” She said immediately.
“No problem. After our marriage, you will become my biggest fan.” He said confidently, taking out his clothes from the cupboard.
“How ?” She asked and he started wearing his shirt.
“Are voh toh tumhai pata na , kyuki tum meri fan banogi. ( you will become my fan , so you will only know that how.)” he laughed saying this.
“Haha. Oh my god , Manik Malhotra is very funny.” She acted to laugh. Her words made him laugh louder.
“Madam , few seconds ago , even my cuteness was making you laugh.” He spoke , wearing his jeans.
“But let me tell you that you are very bad at joking.” She said and he walked toward her.
“Now , can i turn ?” She asked and he just hummed, standing behind her. She turned around and he was smiling, looking at her. The water was still dropping down from his Zet black hair. Like always her breath became uneven and her heartbeat became hard because he was standing so close to her. She didn’t look in his eyes because she knew if she would do , she would get lost in his eyes.
“I need to clean my dress.” Saying this , she walked toward washroom , passing him. Manik like always smiling like an idiot, standing on the doorstep of his room. The more time he was spending with her , the more she was making his heart and mind crazy. He forgot everything, when he talked to her. Even seeing her face only , he forgot about the whole world. He used to feel like there was some connection between them. He used to attract toward her like a magnet.