Saturday, 28 June 2014

ENTWINED FATES




I have never believed in arranged marriages. I ‘m quite afraid of relationships too. But now I am going to have to experience all those, thanks to my parents.

“Come on Nidhi, you have to hurry,” mom shouted behind my ear bringing me back to my senses. “Have you packed your luggage? Have you taken your brush? Tongue cleaner? Phone charger…?”She just went on and on. Firstly, I am not a kid and I can take care of myself. Secondly, if mom and dad are really worried about me then they should not accept this marriage proposal from that farmer. How can I adjust with him and what about my dreams!?!

Today we were going to meet that village farmer boy. I hate it; I don’t even know why I am going there.


After six hours of train journey we finally reached there. Nayak uncle and aunty were in the station to greet us. I am aware of the real reason we were meeting the family. “Can I take your luggage?” I heard someone say, and before I could answer, that someone had already taken my luggage. I recognized him in an instant, it’s him! The farmer boy! He looked good, far beyond my expectation. So what!!! I won’t judge a person based on his looks, and I still don’t know his mentality!


We arrived at their house, finally. It looks gorgeous- a villa surrounded by nature. And the scenery is breathtaking.


We got our separate rooms and I was too exhausted for chats. So after taking a shower, I stayed to take an afternoon nap.

After dinner, I was trying to read a book when I heard a knock at the door. “May I come in?” I responded a yes. Here he was, “what happened?” I asked eagerly. “If you need anything, then inform me,” he said and I nodded.


He was about to leave then suddenly turned and asked, “What are you reading and where did you get that?” “It’s a book. I got it from your shelf.” “Do you love to read?” was his next shot. “Hmm… I love reading and what do you like to do” “I also love reading and, harvesting,” came his prompt reply. I frown at this. Who in the world loves harvesting?.....The silence lingers in the air. I realize I still didn't know his name and this was embarrassing, so I turned the first page of the book to see his name. “Ankush” I read it loud without realizing it. I paused, our gaze met for a brief moment, making me blush a little. “Good night, Nidhi,” he wished me and disappeared from my sight. I spend that night twisting and turning in the bed and blushing stupidly.


The next morning we all were going to visit their grape vineyard- I and my mom went with Ankush. “What have you studied, son?” mom started breaking the awkward silence. “Aunty I have completed my MBA and I am a scientist at the Indian Institute of Agricultural sciences.” Oh…my jaw drops.

“So why are you harvesting,” I asked with curiosity. “Because I love to,” he grins at me. “So you need a housewife?” I asked nervously. “Of course I need a wife but not definitely a housewife. If my wife wants to work, I’m ok with it,” he continued, “What more do you want to know about me, Nidhi?” My expression softened at this question. “Err...Nothing,” is all I managed to say.


The vineyard was beautiful; I had never seen anything like this in my life. Mrs. Nayak came to me and started explaining about the vineyard. “Do you like it? It’s where I implement my energy and time,” Ankush whispered. “Yes, I like it. In fact, I love this place,” I replied meeting his eyes, and our eye contact lasting more than the expected seconds.


While returning, I and Ankush went in a separate car. He took me to another farm. “Let’s go”, he said taking my hand and we moved towards the farm. I could see a small pond on the other side of that farm and the cold breeze blew my hair over my face. Everything was beautiful- picture perfect.
“Can I ask you something?” Ankush asked me after a while. I don’t know why, but I became nervous and started to tremble a bit. “Hmm,” I managed. “Don’t you like me?” I stared at him. “Yes, I like you,” I uttered.

“Then marry me,” he said, without hesitation. I was dumbstruck. Is he asking me to marry him? Is he proposing? “Yes,” I replied innocently. I couldn't help it. I couldn't read his expression. Is he happy? Why is there no reaction? Is he thrilled? He slid his hand on mine and planted a soft kiss on my palm. We looked into each other’s eyes. And that was the beginning of our love, our happy ending, our own “Happily ever after”.


WRITTEN BY ARPITA DASH (ME)
EDITED BY PRATIKSHYA MISHRA 

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24 comments:

  1. The title is really praise worthy appy and u did justice to the phrase"small and simple story always touches the heart"...

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    1. Thank you sagar for sharing your thoughts with me

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    1. Thanks Anwesa, you have always inspired me...

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  3. such a nice story appy...well written!!! keep it up...:)

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    1. Thank you Rajat for encouraging me.

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  4. Lovely work dearoo...Actually the thought of hero being a farmer didn't bother me because he has got a good lot of farms ,he is quite rich :),much educated and also handsome right.....:P.But i didn't get how come the girl fell in love with him so abruptly but the thoughts were really sweet and nice..
    keep going baby..<3<3

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    1. Saswati you are always honest with me and I appreciate it dear.

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  5. finally i get to see the ideas turn into words... hope there shall be many more chapters to it....

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    1. It's really thanks to you Mishra.....

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  6. cute story....Nice write up..i wanted to read more but it ended too soon :P

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    1. Thank you Saima, next time i will make sure to elaborate more.........

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  7. As cute n jolly as u moty.. :)

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  8. I really appreciate u appy !!!
    Go on dis way
    A short n simple story
    Thought was good
    But as saswati sed some kind of masalas missing in it...

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    1. Thanks dear for being honest with me.......

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  9. This is a cute story. I like the setting of the vineyard as well!!

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  10. Thanks Ruchi, actually I also like vineyard.....:)

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  11. Cute love story. I likes the setting of the story. Way to go.
    :D

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  12. Thank you Manogna and welcome to my blog...

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  13. Hi Arpita, I have shared this story in this week's 'A Sneak From The Past' post. Check it out here: https://vinithadileep.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/a-sneak-from-the-past-8/ Happy Blogging. :)

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  14. Thanks Vinitha for sharing my post :)

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  15. Great story and sorry that it ended so soon, rather abruptly. I was hoping for a long tale! ;) <3

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  16. Thanks elly, next time I will try to write a long tale :) Welcome to my blog... :)

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