Just then the doorbell rang! She was about to go when he pulled her to sit down!
Maan: tum baitho…I’m seeing!
Rahul stood on the door dumbstruck…hawww the great MSK was in an apron..OMG that too a pink one!!!! His jaws dropped down…unable to believe his own eyes! Maan waited for him to come in but he didn’t move! He rolled his eyes and went back to geet..and as we all know..MKS was a man of few words and he really didn’t care about what people thought!
Geet (shoving spoon after spoon in her mouth): who’s it?
Maan (sarcastically): no one..ignore!!!
After a few minutes Dan came and saw Rahul’s condition at the doorstep! He pushed his jaws up, “hey snap out fella…did u see a ghost?“
Rahul (in trance): you bet…I’ve seen more than a ghost!
Even Dan was shocked to see Maan like that but oh well…love can do wonders! And this was just the beginning! More was yet to come.
They joined Maan and geet at the dining table. They talked here and there.
Rahul: dude….you are not going today?
Geet was still completing her food!
Maan: ohhh shit!!!! How can I forget?? And I have to get back home….and Dadima..
He rose to leave and turned to leave, “geet finish your food and go to college with these two okay!”
And he rushed out like a whirlwind! Geet looked down at her plate and it struck her!
“ohh shitt!!!!” she blurted out!
Dan and Rahul looked at her surprised…woah so prez also uses words han!!!
Like she understood. She gave a naughty smile, “hey am not prez here okay!“
Dan: yeah right!
Geet: but guys I have to rush to college.
She got up and took her plate to the sink!
Rahul: hey finish your food!
Geet: sorry Rahul but we need to get to college fast….college fest..remember!
Rahul: ohh Shit!!!! Preparations starts today..lets rush!
They reached college and all rushed to work. The council room was stuffed with teachers and office bearers! And after much discussion the final schedule was prepared. Fest was 3 days long…the 1st day would be the opening ceremony, 2nd day would see carnival by the students with stalls and games and dance and fun…students from other colleges would also visit the college! And the final 3rd day will be dedicated to the students of XIBM for all their hard work..The closing ceremony with the ritual theme party!
Less time and more work! Geet being the council president was super busy the whole day…approving the themes and looking out for volunteers! Ohh god she had been rushing the whole time…but still somewhere deep in her heart she wanted to see him in college!!
She had no time to breathe. She was walking through the corridors browsing through the posters and notices to be put up! Suddenly she felt someone pulling her by her elbow. She tried to struggle but before she could, she found herself surrounded by a very soothing a familiar warmth…she smiled even without looking at his face!
“you had lunch?” his husly voice in her ears send a shiver down her spine! She stiffened immediately…forgetting everything around…even the fact that they were squeezed between two pillars or she was trapped between a pillar and him!
Ohh how much she missed him since morning and sahabzade is giving his darshan now!!!
He caressed her cheeks with his fingers creating goose bumps on her! she immediately closed her eyes giving into the moment…this new found feeling after “ages” of separation…there was no moment more beautiful than being with him! She had almost forgotten her own self…probably the same self that she showed in that trial room face-off!
“did you have lunch?” he asked again! Ahh…what was happening to her? her knees felt so weak…like all her energy had been drained out of her legs…but she was just loving each and every moment there!
“umm..” she didn’t even open her eyes…his hands squeezed her waist and her almost stopped breathing! She just didn’t have any knowledge about what was happening around!
And he knew his geet really well! He backed off and pulled her out! She came back to reality with this sudden pull and opened her eyes…..and then she actually saw him! He was in his grey jeans and skin fit black shirt with a top few buttons open…his trademark style! He looked really handsome….a slight blush crept on her cheeks as he dragged her out holding her tight!
Geet: Maan… where are you taking me?
She protested even not wanting to!
Maan: we are going out for lunch!
Geet; bu..but others are waiting Maan…I have to arrange…
He stopped and turned to look at her.
Maan: Ms president your so-called volunteers are all out for lunch! Do you even have any knowledge? Just look! Do you see anyone here?
She looked here and there! There were indeed very few people around!
Geet (cutely): no!
Maan: ab chalein? Ya aur bhi proof chahiye? Waise bhi classes are suspended till the fest…so theres no hurry!
Both walked and Maan led her to his bike! She just smiled and followed his lead!
Geet (excited): wow….ye aapki bike hain?
Maan (proudly): yeps!
Geet: woah…its awesome!
She went closer and checked it all over! He stood curiously, “you…know about bikes?“
Geet: yeah..i have some knowledge about them!
Maan (taking out his bike): hey that’s cool..so you know how to ride?
Geet: umm..yeah but not very well. I was doing my P.U in India when I learnt but am not very good!
Maan: you wanna try?
Geet: what me?? No..no..no…ujhse nahi hoga! Its been a long time Maan!
Maan: ohh that’s okay!
He sat on the bike, “hey hop on!“
But she stood there thinking something!
Geet: umm Maan..
Geet: erm…would you mind if I try?
He rolled his eyes!
Maan (st): uff this girl..itna mann hai..but her nakhre! What will I do with her?!
Geet: umm…but am not very good and..
Maan: yeah geet..i got it! I’ll be right behind you okay!
He slid back to the pillion seat and she hopped on to the rider’s seat…both unaware of the trouble they had landed themselves on! (Kawaii wink wink)
She started the ignition and slowly pulled out of the college gates. And his hands swiftly went around her waist holding her tight! She almost forgot to breathe! Oh man..now that was a trouble indeed!
He was riding slowly but her hands shivered! She cursed herself for asking him to let her ride! His touch was enough to make her lose focus..and now his hold..they were creating jitters all over her body!!!
She was on the verge of losing herself when she felt his hand leave her waist…she sighed in relief and tried to concentrate on the road but..ohh no!!! he noticed her hands shivering..in turn unbalancing the handle! His hands just slid on hers and reached the handles! He slid closer and his head almost rested on her shoulders! And the biggest problem—he didn’t have any idea about what was he doing to her!
His fingers curled over hers as he helped her control the accelerator!
“You nervous shona?” he mocked!
Oh dear…does he even realize what was happening to her? her fingers felt weak and her grip went lose on the accelerator. It was him who was now doing the actual riding!
She just went blank…as his chest touched her back..a heat wave just emerged in her with that touch….and she was again losing herself completely! Her breathing came out ragged and shallow and she just didn’t have energy to fight anymore! She completely leaned back on his!
His hot breath fell on her nape…and his head rested between her neck and shoulder!
Ahh that sweet aroma of hers..Wasn’t the morning enough…he had to lose focus now out of all times! Her slender neckline was visible to his eyes…. His cheek brushed her neck…so smooth was her skin…how badly he wanted to kiss her there and then!!! Really…being with her is gonna be the death of him! He needs to snap out warna they are definitely gonna meet with an accident!
There was a red signal…he thanked his starts for saving them!
She was in a place where she had never been..a bliss!!
It actually came out as a moan…he took a deep breath in!
Maan; just lemme ride okay! Turn around!
They couldn’t have parked at the signal so she just took a 180 degree turn facing him as he took over the controls!
Maan: hold me tight okay!
And he sped up soon as the signal turned green! She sat there clutching his shirt…and her head touching his bare chest through the shirt! Ohh goodness…why her out of all people?
The smell of his colonge was spinning her head! Morning…she had controlled but now..there was no chance of running away! And the positing they were in…glued to each other…she finally hugged him tight unable to hold back the ripples in her…and her whole body jolted with an unknown sensation! He somehow managed to reach a cafe and helped her down.
Too much to talk yet no words to say! They had missed each other but after that breath taking ride they just couldn’t breathe properly, let alone speak!
They quietly finished their lunch and got back! This time she sat as a pillion and held him lightly! She was in a hurry to get get back to college and get out of the spell that he just casts over her every time he is around!
She found jess waiting for her! the moment she reached the council room, jess pulled her in!
Jess: geet..where were you? I was waiting for you! Any ways…you have to help me now!
Geet understood what she was talking about!
Geet: but jess…the college fest..
Jess (cutting in): listen geet…we don’t have classes now so this is the best time! Pease please please pretty please!!!
Geet (sighed): if I say no..you won’t listen to me now would you?
Jess gave a wide smile and nodded!
Geet: so what do I do to help you out?
Jess hugged her tightly and made her sit.
Jess: okay..so heres the thing! I will propose to him if that jerk doesn’t but before that I want to make sure he is not mingled with any other chick!
Geet (innocently): but jess…what if he LIKES some other girl?
Jess (evilly): then what…I’ll just go and kick that girl out of his life and have him for myself!!!
Geet’s eyes widened at that…ladki khatarnaak hai..she made a mental note!
Geet: so..what do we do now?
Jess: the best and the simplest of all and foolproof plan…that’s being used since time immemorial in the battle of love…
Geet curiously looked at the Jess in front of her….gosh this is one new jess she had never met with! She felt somewhat scared at her evil side!
Geet: and..w..whats that?
Jess’ eveil look vanished and a sweet smile decorated her face, “MISSION JEALOUSY sweetheart…you are so naive!“
Geet: you think that’s going to work?
Jess: yeah of course!
She explained geet all about being jealous in love….of course poor Sweetu didn’t know something called Jealousy! So everyting was new to her! Whoa you feel J when you are in love!!! That was so funny for her! jess explained her the whole plan to be executed the next day and both got back home!
The whole night jess’ words played in her mind! She laid on her bed with her blankie and looked at the couch where he had slept the previous night! It was empty today!
Geet (cutely): why are you doing this to me han? Ek to jab aap mujhse door hote ho I miss you so much and want to tell you so many things…and when you are near I just forget what I want to say! And upar se jess bolti hai that when you are in love you get jealous! Mujhe to uski baatien hi samajh nahi aati! Uff stupid jess… (she made a face) and even you are stupid! Dono milkar mujhe pagal kardoge!! Arrgh..
She just pulled her blankie on her face and slept off!
As per jess’ plan geet madam joined her gang during lunch time! And she sat opposite to Rahul deliberately! They talked here and there and when geet knew it was time to execute their plan, she started her work!
Geet: guys…you know..am sooo happy today!!! So very happy!!
Dan: woah..prez and happy..wonder who dared that!
Geet smacked Dan and continued, “ahh shut up..its not about me..its jess!“
And immediately Rahul’s ears shot up and he looked at geet intently! Now this was something geet had never expected! It was so funny to see Rahul like that…she was actually enjoying it already!
Rahul: jess..what happened to her?
Now Dan and Maan looked at rhaul curiously!
Geet (pretending to daydream): ahh you don’t know??
Geet: ohh…she has got someone in her like you know and she likes him so very much!!!!
Rahul stiffened for a moment..a fear lurked in his heart, “what???“
His face turned pale and his color faded!
Geet was so much enjoying that look on his face! And she just gave a missed call to jess’ cell under the table…well it was time for jess to show up!!!