He stopped her by holding her hands, dragged her to his side. She lost her balance and was on him in a jiff. She stuck to him like iron stuck to a magnet. Her heart raced. She was trembling with anxiety and fear, at the same time excited. On the other hand she could hear his heart beating with casual lab tab rhythm in normal pace. She moved aside in shyness. He never left her hand. He was slowly approaching her. She could feel him. Her face turned pink and she lost count of her heart beat. She turned away smiling and there he was, moving towards her. He was almost there. Now she could feel his breath on her cheeks. In few seconds, his lips will plant a playful kiss on her cheeks. 5..4…3..2..1
*THUD* She had a pillow thrown on her face. ‘Wake up Priya dear. It’s already ten past eight’ screamed Swetha. She opened her eyes and stared at her friend Swetha for yet again disturbing her dream. This was her second time. She had the same dream for two times and both the times she woke unfinished. ‘Don’t feel he is ever going to kiss you. He has other important things to do’ told Swetha winking her eyes. Priya responded with an angry face and with a sigh woke from her bed and started to brush. Yeah, Swetha was correct. I could not even get kissed in my dream by Ayush. How on earth will it really happen? Priya wondered to herself.
Ayush! The name itself excited her. She could never get rid of his thoughts of her mind. Swetha, Priya and Ayush belonged to the same team. He was a year senior to others in their team. Everyone respected him and always looked up to him. Priya, besides respect had a feeling towards him. Yet she never showed it to him. She always obeyed whatever he said and tried to be around him for she felt happy and safe. Unlike other team members, she hardly called him or spoke to him often in person. So she pretty well knew that, to him she hardly existed. She admired the way how he treated every one equally and the way he mingled with other people. Above all these, something in him attracted her right at the moment she saw him.
She always made it a point to attend all the outings just because it was arranged by him as it was the only time he called her. But today she had to say no. Her newly wed childhood friend was in town and she had promised to meet her on the same day. Many of her gang members were telling reasons and so was she, reasoning out to her friends in whatsApp while her phone began to ring. It was him! She picked it up in the first ring. He sounded angry. ‘ Tell me properly I won’t call you again. I will have to make arrangements and give proper head count’ he was explaining his situation while all she heard was ‘ Why are you not coming? Don’t you know I make these arrangements to meet you and to be with you? ‘ She managed to respond saying sorry this is kind of big and she tried to explain everything but all she could say was a sorry, don’t get angry in a pleading manner . He replied ‘Ok no problem Priya’ and the line went dead. She felt really sorry and awful. She felt as if she had let him down.
The following weekend that plan was cancelled and she was for once glad it happened this way. Yet she met him and apologized for having said no to him. She regretted as if she had rejected his proposal. But, on the other hand he was very cool and casual and replied with no emotions. Knowing he’s least bothered, she turned around to make a move.
He stopped her by holding her hands, dragged her to his side. She lost her balance and was on him in a jiff. She stuck to him like iron stuck to a magnet. Her heart raced. She was trembling with anxiety and fear, at the same time excited. On the other hand she could hear his heart beating with casual rhythm in normal pace. She moved aside in shyness. He never left her hand. He was slowing approaching her. She could feel him. Her face turned pink and she lost count of her heart beat. She turned away smiling and there he was, moving towards her. He was almost there. She shut her eyes and constantly reminded herself that she was dreaming. ‘You are not dreaming Priya’ he whispered into her ears. She opened her eyes in shock only to get more shocked. He was standing right in front of her and very close to her. Too close that she was breathing his breath. ‘And you never knew how it ended.’ he continued. Did he have my dreams too? wondered Priya. She looked at him with her eyes wide and open. Before she could open her mouth, he planted a gentle kiss on her lips. Very gentle and soft yet very deep! Her first Kiss! That too from Ayush !!! She was celebrating this unexpected moment!
‘You can thank me later!’ shouted Swetha from a distance. Priya and Ayush both smiled. Ayush wrapped his fingers around Priya’s and they both started walking to celebrate their love. Priya as she walked, leaned on Ayush shoulders and silently thanked Swetha for the unexpected love celebrations that she is about to get throughout her life !