When I was thinking the kiss was real heaven for me. Suddenly he broke the kiss and bit my neck by grasping my arms.
I knew after the kiss he was just trying to prove to me that he was a monster, he had no feeling for me. I also knew he wouldn’t kill me and I had decided I wouldn’t give up, therefore I didn’t push him away. I pursed my lips and squeezed my eyes to suppress my screams, tears were constantly streaming down my cheeks because it was hurting a lot, he was clenching my skin with his teeth and drinking my blood. I let him do what he was doing, I didn’t scream and didn’t even try to push him away, just stood there like a lifeless soul, taking the pain.
After thirty seconds which were like thirty hours for me, he groaned irritably and pushed me away, I held my neck which was bleeding, I was dying with pain and feeling dizzy. He stared at me and wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth, his eyes were filled with guilt. I was certain that he was in more pain than me at this moment because seeing your loved one in pain is the most painful thing and beyond that, he was the only reason for my pain.
“Why did you stop? Why did-didn’t you kill me? If you-you are a monster than kill me.” I shuttered, my lips were trembling because of the pain and weakness, I couldn’t even stand properly, my legs became like jelly. I was keeping my eyes open very difficultly. I was just about to fell on the floor.
Before I could fell, he caught me in his strong and cold arms and saved me from falling. I forced myself to open my eyes and look at him.
I smiled faintly at him. “Manik…” I tried to say something but I couldn’t. Everything was blurry around me, my head was spinning and my neck became numb with the pain.
As he scooped me into his arms, I mechanically wrapped my arms around his neck and rested my head on his chest, he was taking me downstairs. I found profound peace in his arms. For me, his touch was real heaven. I felt incredible in his arms. After coming into his arms, I always felt like I want nothing except the warmth of his arms.
“Thank god, he bit me.” Like an idiot, I thanked God because if he hadn’t bitten me then I wouldn’t be in his arms. His love was making me insane. I was in extreme pain given by him only and I was thanking him only for giving me pain. I was madly in love with him and even I didn’t know why. I always wonder, what type of connection was this? I had never felt such a strong connection before in my life. It was very powerful.
He directly took me to the guest room, he knew that mom was sleeping in my room. He knew each and everything about me. He laid me down on the bed and I again tried to open my eyes, it was very difficult, I was feeling weak because of blood loss and the neck pain was unbearable.
He leaned down and placed his wrist near to my mouth, I tasted his blood, his blood was cold.
“Drink it after this you will feel better.” As he uttered in his deep voice, I instantly started drinking his blood, grabbing his hands. I was feeling like the neck pain was fading away and I was gaining back my strength. It was so weird to drink his blood for me but to feel better, I was drinking it.
After getting better, I left his hand and took a deep breath. I opened my eyes and looked at him, he was still looking at me with guilt in his eyes like he was saying sorry through his eyes.
“Manik, for how long you will hide the truth and give me pain and to yourself? Please Manik, say something,” I implored and slowly lifted my hand to hold his hand. I’m staring at him pleadingly. I held his hand and sighed with relief because he didn’t jerk my hand. He just swept his eyes down at our hands and then darted them back at my face.
I closed his eyes and took a deep breath. “Nandini, I’m dangerous for you, you are not safe with me because I am a vampire.” He opened his eyes and finally spoke something. My eyes twinkled with joy, I was the happiest soul because at least he spoke up something.
“Manik, without you also I’m not safe and you have to understand this. I told you before also that I don’t care if you are a vampire, I still love you and I know this is not the real reason for your monster behaviour.” I said, he was staring at me having a lot of emotions in his eyes which I couldn’t describe in words.
As I placed my hand on his face, he closed his eyes in response, maybe to feel my touch. His lips parted as he breathed and I felt a sudden urge to feel his lips over mine, again.
“Nandini, I know you love me but you have to understand that if we come together, my enemies won’t leave you, they will kill you and I don’t want this, please, understand.” He tried to make me understand in his soft and pleasant voice. For the time, I was seeing him so calm.
I didn’t know who was his enemies, I just wanted him, I didn’t care about any danger because I was in deep love with him.
“Manik, do you love me ?” Before all this conversation, I just wanted to listen to those three magical words from his mouth which I was dying to hear.
He clasped my face and raised my head from the pillow to bring me close to his face. A shiver rushed down my spine as his breath caressed my face. We gazed into each other eyes deeply, so close to each other. Our proximity was burning my body with desire.
“I love you so much, you can’t even imagine how much I love you, I was so lonely before meeting you.”He finally confessed from the core of his heart, I closed my eyes in response and my lips curved into a contented smile. I felt immense peace after listening to his pure and true confession.
“Then forget about danger, if our love is strong, we will come out from all the danger together. We will fight back together. Living away from each other is not the solution to the problem, Manik and you have to understand this.” I was trying my best to make him understand my point of view. I didn’t want to lose him at any cost.
“I love you so much, Nandini. I just don’t want to put your life in danger, you will burn if you come close to me.” He warned me and I smiled fearlessly, gazing at him fondly.
“I’m not afraid of getting burnt, I’m only afraid of living without you with emptiness inside me. Please, this time just don’t go leaving me alone.” I pleaded and as I moved closer to him, he captured my lips and again our lips started moving in rhythm mechanically, I never thought that tonight Manik would kiss me two times, the kisses were unexpected and his confession was also unexpected. I felt like I was dreaming with my open eyes. We were kissing each other chastely, pouring our all love in the kiss, it was a pure kiss filled with immense love without any lust. Our love was pure, there was no lust in our love.
He came over me and straddled me without leaving my lips. He was kissing me like his life was dependent on this kiss. I was feeling like he was kissing my soul through this kiss. I was feeling incredible. He wasn’t just stealing the kiss, he was stealing my heart and soul from me.
After a few minutes, we broke the kiss. We both were breathing heavily, gazing at each other, I could vividly see immense love in his eyes. He was on top of me and we were just gazing at each other, panting. I was seeing my future in his eyes. These eyes had seen a lot of pain, I knew.
“Will you again go away from me, leaving me alone ?” I didn’t know why I asked this question but I wanted to know this.
“Never, because your love has melted me and now I have understood that if our love is strong, we will remain together till the end and living away from each other is not the solution, how much life is left we will spend it together and fight back with the all problems together.” I smiled gleefully and my eyes glinted with immense happiness. I threw my arms around him and hugged him tightly, pulling him closer to myself.
“You know Manik, today is the best day of my life, today I got my mom and my love, I never want this day comes to an end.” I uttered merrily, hugging him tightly and he hugged me tighter. His arms were like my home. I was feeling safe and secure.
“I’m happy to see you happy.” He said jovially after breaking the hug.
He lay beside me on his one side, facing me, his lips were drawn up to a beatific smile on his face, his smile was so precious and it touched my soul. He looked more tempting with the smile on his face.
“Your smile is beautiful, Manik and it is very precious for me, always keep smiling like this,” I whispered after lying facing him.
“Manik, when did you fall in love with me?” Suddenly I asked and he instantly closed his eyes as like he was recalling that day. I was eager to know when he fell in love with me.
“When you went to your beach house in summer vacation.” He answered after opening his eyes and gave me winsome smile.
“What, he saw me there and I didn’t know about this?” I wondered, staring at him in amazement.
“What, I just can’t believe that you saw me there. Was it love at first sight?” I asked in enthusiasm. I was so eager to know everything. My eyes were sparkling with excitement.
“No.” As he answered, I pouted sadly at him.
“It’s a long story when the right time comes, I will tell you the whole story but not today. I just want to enjoy this moment without thinking about the past.” I just nodded my head, understanding that if he doesn’t want to share something, there might be some reason and I didn’t want to force him for anything.
“What is your age ?” I asked excitedly.
“I’m one hundred and twenty-five years old.” I widened my eyes in amazement after knowing that he was more than a hundred years old.
“Vampires never die, it’s amazing.” I squealed and he was just smiling at me.
“Am I your first love?” As I asked, he again closed his eyes as like he was recalling something, which means I wasn’t his first love and it hurt me.
“Oh god, Nandini, tonight only you want to know everything about me? Have some patience, when the right time comes, I’ll tell you everything myself and one thing I want to tell you that there are so many things which you don’t know and you won’t able to digest the truth now. I promise I will tell you everything when you’re ready for it.” He promised me, gently caressing my hair with his hand, gazing into my eyes. I just smiled and slightly nodded my head at him. But he didn’t know how desperate I was to know each and everything about him.
“One last question, could I ask?” As I asked politely, he smiled and permitted me to ask the question by nodding his head.
“Did you join the college with any motive?” I asked out of curiosity.
He nodded. “Before you question why? I want to tell you that the reason was you. I got the news that my enemy is in your college.” As he told me, I made an O mouth.
So he had joined the college to protect me. My heart was dancing with joy inside me after knowing this.
“You know, Manik, from childhood, I used to feel like something was missing. I found myself lonely every time and when I met you, I came to know that you are that missing part of my life. When the first time I saw you, I fell in love with you. My heart told me the very first day that you’re that missing part of my life who would bring light into my dark life and who would complete me. I truly love you, Manik.” I confessed from the bottom of my heart, looking deeply into his eyes. He was also gazing at me having immense love in his eyes too. We both were stroking each other cheeks. As he touched our foreheads, we closed our eyes, getting lost in each other. There was so much peace at this moment, my all stress, the tension was fading away. Finally, I got him, my love, finally our love won.
So finally Manik confessed his love but I wanna say that this isn’t the end of secrets, there are many more to come.
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