Naina looked into his eyes as he said, “I love you too.”
She couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe that he has accepted her relation even after being in a relationship with Jayshree for three years.
Moving forward, Nandan was about to kiss her when Naina woke up. She could only feel the Sun’s kiss and beside her was Nanda asleep. Sitting up on the bed, Naina wondered, “Why is he getting late every day?”
It was about 4 a.m. when she fell asleep after waiting for him for hours. Walking to the kitchen, Naina made coffee and settled on the couch.
Sipping her warm black coffee, Naina recalled Jayshree shouting, “I trusted you! You slut!” and Naina just stood before her in silence while her friends held Jayshree back.
As she was reliving her past, the alarm in the bedroom beeped walking her Nandan. Forcing himself out of bed, Nandan took his mobile and reached the common room.
Looking at his wife, he asked, “Could you make me some coffee? I have to rush to the office.”
Looking at him, Naina questioned, “Where were you yesterday night?”
Without a second thought, Nandan replied, “Finding peace elsewhere. If you’re done with your interrogation. Can I get some coffee?”
With his response, Naina sat in stunned silence gawking at him. Hating himself for speaking so recklessly, Nandan walked towards her as he said, “I’m sorry! I truly am! Didn’t get enough sleep…”
Naina didn’t believe him even for a moment. After he hugged and kissed her, she made him coffee and lunch. The day was pretty much boring as it always is for her, Naina wrote her diary as always hoping to let go of her fears by expressing them.
When the clock ticked at midnight. Naina messaged Nandan but didn’t get a response. At 2 a.m. when she called him, he was just busy and at 4 a.m. she couldn’t help but recall Jayshree shouting at her, “Someday a prettier slut shall overtake him from you! Just wait and watch!” as she slid on the bed.
There wouldn’t be a day she doesn’t recall Jayshree’s words and without eating her dinner, Naina shuts her eyes before tears slid.