February 18, 2017

LOVE STORY-PART 10

Anahata – (Thinking to herself) What a day man. I desperately need a breath of fresh air (looks at her watch) Oh good………………. it’s time to go home. Enough excitement for a day! I can handle only so much. She looks around the office and everybody seems to have already left or must be busy else where. Anahata collects her bag from her desk and finds a message from Zorawar that he won’t be able to drop her today as he has urgent work. (Shrugging her shoulders) Good I can walk home today. (Smiling) A stroll on baga beach will do wonders for me .I love it when the wind blows through my hair and water flows beneath my feet . Nothing is more beautiful than that. And the sound of the ocean and the wavessssssssssssss. It’s all so delightful. (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) I am going to sit by the beach and watch the sunset. And let go of all the tension and stress of today (Anahata is already feeling so relaxed. A sense of calm washes over her.) 

As she  steps out of the academy. (With hand on her head ) Omg…………………………………. How could I forget ……………………….I have to call Kaya (her best friend in Delhi) and confirm with her when she is coming to Goa. As Anahata looks for her mobile  to call kaya…………………….. She is so focused on fishing out her mobile from her bag that she  is unaware that Ryan is standing next to her.

Ryan - (With hands folded around his chest and smile on his lips) What’s up

Anahata-(taken back and with both hands on her heart ) God………….Ryan, you scared the bejeezus out of me. Where did you suddenly conjure from? (Rolling her eyes at him) You gave me a heart attack!  Anyways I thought that everybody left. What are you still doing in the Academy?

Ryan-(Running his fingers through his hair) Yeah……………………………..I am just coming back from a meeting with a client.. (Teasingly) So ………………………. You want to update me about the highlights of your and Shawn’s meeting with Mr Fernandez?

Anahata-(Making a face at him) No I don’t……………..thank you for asking. I don’t want to think about it. I have much better things to do then talk about you know who.

Ryan-(looking at her) Really………………like what? (Clearing his throat and touching the back of his neck ) Listen(Slight hesitation)…………………I was thinking if you would like to go out for dinner with me tonight……………only if you are free. And it’s just a dinner. After all you have to eat and so do I. So……………………………………………..what do you feel.

Anahata-(With her mouth hanging open with surprise) You are asking me out for Dinner? (Biting her lip and suddenly remembering) Weren’t you supposed to go out for a coffee with Sanam in the evening today?

Ryan-(Looking surprised and raises his eyebrow) Who told you about that?

Anahata-(both hands on her hips) Who else but Sanam. What happened to that?

Ryan-(Mumbling to himself) Women………….can’t keep anything to themselves.(Shrugs his shoulders) Apparently, she is busy with something and can’t make it today.

Anahata-(sarcastically) Oh………………how nice. I feel so special , now that Sanam is not available. You are asking me out for dinner. Thank you, kind sir. But I will have to say no. I have no Inclination to fill someone else’s shoes!

Ryan-(Laughing) Come on ……………..Anahata. Do you have to be so melodramatic? It’s just a 
friendly dinner. You have to eat right. Might as well with me. You go out with Zorawar, Henna and Monty all the time. So what’ the big deal

Anahata-(touching her hair) That’s different………..they are all my friends.

Ryan-(Feigning hurt and hand on his heart) Are you saying that I am not your friend.

Anahata-(looking down at her feet) Of course you are.

Ryan-So…………………………………

Anahata-(Grudgingly) okay  fine.

To be continued.............................................................



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