It is never about the years that have passed,
but the heart that never stopped loving !!
Arriving a little early, I waited for her outside the park. All I did, was to pray, that everything would go well. I just wanted to make her realize how sorry I was for what I did.
Naira had arrived. She parked her car nearby,and got out. My eyes almost popped out of their eye sockets as soon as I saw her.
White shorts, black crop top, high heels and a cigarette in hand, she looked like a total spoilt brat from high school. I had no clue about what all stuff I had missed while I was away.
She snapped her fingers in front of me, dragging me back to reality.
“Earth to, Karthik ?!!” She asked.
“Huh ?!! I am really sorry.” I mumbled eying her from top to bottom. She smirked and crushed the cigarette under her heel.
“What happened to you ?!! Did you get sick or something ?!! ” I asked.
“Nah. Just living life. C’mon !! ” She said grabbing me by arm and leading me towards a cafe just opposite to the park !!
We sat at a table in a corner, sipping on our coffees. None of us had said anything, even though we had so much to talk about.
Finally, Naira cleared her throat “So ?!!”.
She trailed off and then stopped.
“So what ?!!” I asked.
“I guess we need to talk.” She concluded.
I nodded and looked at her for a moment, trying to figure her out. She seemed to be extremely cool about the whole situation, like she had nothing to do with me leaving.
“Yes, we do.” I replied, followed by a long pause.
“I’m sorry. That’s all I wanted to say to you. I know I should’ve told you about the trip in advance, but I didnt. I’m really sorry for that .” I added.
“Oh that’s okay !! You just leave one day all of a sudden, don’t even care to call for weeks and then show up again, saying you’re sorry,ain’t that completely normal ?!!” She said.
“No, its not. I guess I should’ve called, believe me, I wanted to. But I thought you were not going to pick up, so I guessed it was better to meet you and talk about everything.” I said.
“Oh. So you’re saying that its my fault ?!!.” she screched. Now she was getting into the sherni mode and I could feel it. When did I meant it that way ?!!
“I didn’t mean that.” I quickly added. She shook her head and laid back on the chair.
After a few moments of silence, even when I didn’t have anything to say, she pulled out her pack of cigarettes and lit one. I kept on looking at her in amusement and confusion.
“Since when did you start smoking ?!! You know it’s bad, right ?!! ” I asked.
“It’s not bad. You wanna try ?!!” She asked offering me one.
I sighed and refused. Just as I was about to say something, the lady behind the counter of the cafe approached us.
“I’m sorry ma’am. But smoking is not allowed in here.” She said, being extra sugary.
“Who are you to tell me what’s allowed and what’s not ?!!” Naira snapped.
“I’m sorry ma’am. Those are the rules. You can go out and smoke there, please.” She said and that was enough to piss off Naira.
“Don’t you dare tell me what to do. Mind your own business.” Naira said, rising up from seat. The cafe girl, was quite disturbed by whatever going on.
“Naira, what are you doing ?!!” I asked, not trying to create a scene in front of people.
“Listen to me, you poor girl. This is a free country, alright ?!! I can do whatever I want. You are nobody to stop me.” Naira snapped. This surely wasn’t going to have a good ending.
Realizing this, I had to stop Naira before she could do something stupid.
“Naira, don’t. Let’s go.” I said grabbing her arm, pulling her with me.
“I’m sorry.” I added before leaving the money on the counter and heading out with a frustrated Naira.
As much as I was worried about her, I was also shocked to see this side of hers.
“What the hell is wrong with you ?!!” I asked, trying to be as calm as possible, once we were outside.
“What ?!! What the hell is wrong with me ?!! You are blaming me for all this ?!!” She asked.
“Ofcourse I am. You were breaking the rules, which is wrong.” I stated.
“Oh shut it. Don’t talk to me about breaking rules and shit. I do it everyday, and I have been doing it everyday since you’ve been gone. So I’m not responsible for it, you are.” She said.
I seemed really confused now. But somewhere I knew, what she meant.
“What are you talking about ?!!” I asked anyway.
“You know exactly what I am talking about, you heartless promise-breaking boy friend !!” She snapped.
“I started smoking since the day you’ve gone. I started being so rude to everyone since the day you’ve gone. I started treating people like crap since the day you’ve gone.You know why ?!! Because it makes me feel good. I feel good when I have someone to put my anger on. So don’t even try to pretend that you don’t know what I’m talking about.” She said.
She was almost on verge of crying, but this time, she didn’t let her tears fall down. She hid them, while giving me an angry stare.
“I dont even know what to say. I swear if I had any idea that this was going to happen, I would’ve –” I said, but she cut me off.
“You would have stayed ?!! No.Not even then.” She said, followed by a long pause.
“You’re right. I wouldn’t have stayed or I should say that, I couldn’t have stayed. I mean, nothing was in my hands. Even I didn’t want to leave you, but I had to.” I said.
“Right.I understand.” She said, almost in a whisper.
My face immediately lit up, as I was starting to hope for everything to get back to normal.
“You do ?!! Now you know there’s nothing that can compare to you. You’ve always been the most important part of my life.” I said, taking her hand in mine, while she looked down at the ground.
“Karthik, can I say something ?!!” She asked with a blank look on her face.
“Anything. Just don’t say you haven’t forgiven me.” I said.
She took a deep breath, and looked at me straight in the eye.
“I don’t want to leave you but I have to…” She spoke.
“What ?!!” I asked, confusion written all over my face.
“I’m sorry I can’t be with you.” She said.
“Why ?!!” I asked.
“Because I am in a relationship with Rithvik and I love him !!” She said and my heart stopped beating…..
Precap : Karthik venting out his anger on Naira. Naksh and Keerti making Karthik understand the situation. A heart broken Karthik !!
Here goes another shock for all you people !!
She says she is in love but is she really in love ?!! Well that’s a question to think over for now.
Also many of you asked me about my new ff. Well I have written its first Chapter but I will post it after ” Yaha waha hai tu” ends. I can only concentrate on one ff at a time !!
Also since AnikaSaini made a request that I shoud atleast complete 50 chapters of “Yaha waha hai tu” I have decided to fulfill her request. I will be ending this ff at 51 chapters. So only 11 more chapters to go !! Bear with me and keep on supporting please.
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