Swasan : Destiny (Episode 31)

A long update which I wrote on Sunday :)
This is all before the memory loss.

~~Dinner~~

Sanskar’s pov ~~

Hand in hand, we walked past the stores, as Swara kept blabbering about what kind of dress she wanted. Seriously, shopping with these women is a really tough task.
‘How do they manage to go through all the shops and pick only one dress at a time ?’ I thought.
We were roaming around in shops since last one hour, and Swara was being too choosy. She couldn’t even pick up one good dress for the occasion. What was the occasion ? A simple dinner party at our house, where only our families, along with Ragini and Laksh were going to be there.
“Swara, are you done ? I wanna go home….” I said as she pulled me into another store.
She showed me all kind of dresses, and all I did was, nod at everything.
She finally picked up a few dresses, and went inside the changing room. I sighed and sat on a little chair in front of the changing room. I switched on my phone and started doing random stuff on it.
Now, I knew what a guy goes through, when he takes out his girlfriend for shopping…
A few minutes passes, and the curtains opened revealing Swara in a simple yet elegant dress…’wait didn’t she try this out in the previous store ?’ I thought.
“How is it ?” She asked.
“You just tried out the same dress in the previous store, didn’t you ?” I asked, confusion written all over my face.
“No, silly! That dress was sleeveless, oh! And it also didn’t have the same kind of pattern….” She said, tracing her hand along the patterns on the dress.
“Okay! Okay! Its nice. Lets go..” I said. She just rolled her eyes and went back inside to change. ‘What have I gotten myself into ?’ I thought. But whatever it is…she did look good in all the dresses she tried out. Damn! She looked beautiful in anything she wore.
Everytime, I looked at her, I felt like I’d fallen in love with her all over again. No matter how much we fought, we always knew how to make up with each other. MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY FIND A BEST FRIEND IN THEIR SOUL MATE. BUT FOR ME, IT WAS DIFFERENT. I FOUND A SOUL MATE IN MY BEST FRIEND.
Suddenly, I was snapped out of my thoughts as Swara came out with all the dresses she just took in. Out of them, she selected the black one..finally..as we moved towards the counter.
After paying we left. Swara, ofcourse, was not willing to leave. I just had to drag her out, the reason being that, the mall was getting quite crowded as it was almost 6 pm…
I dropped Swara off her place, and drove to mine, were everything was almost set. Mom, bhai, bhabhi and Ashmit were getting ready. Ragini and Laksh had already arrived.
The reason that Ragini and Laksh were invited was that, they were almost like our family now. Swara and Ragini had become best friends, and were inseparable. Laksh, was my best mate, and the four of us got along very well. So that’s why we decided to have Ragini and Laksh with us while discussing about the engagement and stuff.
I entered the house and was greeted by Ragini and Laksh.
“Hey man! Ssup”
“Just dropped Swara off. These girls and their shopping, I tell you…” I said rolling my eyes, when I felt somebody smack my shoulder.
“Shut up! At least we girls look good in what we wear. Look at you guys…you have… like only two pairs of jeans.” Ragini said.
“Anyway, you guys chill. I’ll go and change.” I said and went upstairs to change.
The clock showed 8 pm, and Swara was here, along with her mom and dad. Oh, and Swara was looking super hot in that dress…yeah, the one she got today.
The moment she came, I swear, I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Her hair was set free and the dress fit her perfectly. That’s when I understood that two hours of tiring shopping wasn’t a waste…
Everybody was busy talking among themselves. Mom was talking to Swara’s parents, Adarsh bhai was trying to convince Ashmit to eat the food; Pari bhabhi was bust doing the same; Swara and Ragini were talking about something really boring while I and Laksh were aside talking about life and random stuff.
“Bro, can I ask you something ?” Laksh asked. His loud, high-pitched voice was suddenly low, and it was difficult to hear him in all the chaos; because trust me, a old family friends get together with lots of food and family is always this fun.

“Anything, Lucky. But a little louder.” I said.

“Yeah um… I just… I just wanted to ask you about…Ishaan.” He said. Ishaan…that name rung bells in my mind. After that incident at Swara’s house, where she broke up with Ishaan and I ended up punching his face, I’ve not been in touch with him. Neither has Swara…not that I expect her to.

“Lets hear it.” I said trying to sound normal. I was actually not even a bit interested in talking about somebody from my past and ruining my evening.

“Well, I met him yesterday…” Laksh said, while I kept looking at him as if it didn’t really matter to me. To be honest, it didn’t. But the thought of Ishaan back in my life…or Swara’s life…didn’t seem good.

“So he was like asking about you and Swara, and I told him that you guys are happy and all.” Laksh continued.

“And um…he said that he was really happy that you guys are back together. He just wants to meet you guys and…apologize, I guess… I mean, that’s what he said…”

Apologize? For what ? Hitting my girlfriend ?

But before I could say anything, I felt Swara’s arms wrapped around me.
“What’s up ?” She asked placing her lips on my cheeks.
“Jaan, not here.” I said pushing her away gently, as I realised we weren’t alone. She pouted and moved away. I smiled and looked at Laksh, who was talking to Ragini.

Now, even though Ishaan’s topic was closed, I couldn’t stop thinking about him. He was back in Mumbai. He was back to meet Swara, to apologise to her. No… I was glad that he had realized his fault, but then something inside me was constantly bugging me.

‘He was my best friend once… I should give him a chance.’ I thought. But I was not sure about it. I was still upset with him, I didn’t know about Swara, but I was. It seemed really difficult to trust him again…

“Sanks! What’s on your mind ? C’mon!” Swara’s voice rang in my mind, snapping me put of my thoughts. She was no longer next to me. She stood in front of me with a confused expression and behind her I could see everyone else in the table, ready for dinner.
“Yeah, sorry…yeah, come.” I said getting up and walking towards everyone.
We sat down with everybody, Swara across me. She was constantly smiling, and I couldn’t help but admire her beautiful smile. It made me forget about every freaking problem in the world…
“Swara, beta we’ve already decided the date for the engagement, which is exactly three weeks from now. I hope its okay with you ?” Mom asked.
“That’s okay. I already told you guys to plan everything. I’m okay with anything you decide.” Swara said.
With that my mom was overjoyed. So were Swara’s parents. From across the table, I could see Swara smiling and then, she winked at me. She gestured me something with her hands, something like look down or something. I didn’t get it, so I just gave her a blank look.
Soon, she got a little irritated as I didn’t understand what she was trying to say. I was about to ask her, when I felt a light kick on my left foot.
What’s going on ?
Confused enough, I looked under the table, but there was nothing. ‘Who kicked me ?’ I wondered, and looked back at Swara. An evil smile played on her lips…it didn’t take much time for me to realize who just kicked me. Ofcourse, it was her. I smiled and shook my head, trying to concentrate on what others were saying. But she wasn’t going to let go so easily…
The next thing I felt was, her soft skin brushing against mine. Her feet were near mine, and she kept on kicking them continuously. I couldn’t feel much because of the shoes I wore, but I decided to play along. This was getting quite fun…
I removed a shoe, as our feet touched. We kept playing like that, kicking each other, with those mischievous looks on our faces. Forget the dinner… I was more interested in this little under-the-table romance of ours.

After the dinner, I got up to wash my hands. Swara was done, so was everyone else. It was just me, who was eating like a turtle.

As I was walking towards the washroom, I felt something weird…f**k. I was wearing only one shoe! I looked down at the weird sight, and realized that everyone else was laughing behind my back.

“Hey Sanskar, where’s your other shoe ?” Bhabhi asked, as everyone laughed. I looked at Swara, who was laughing along. What am I…a joker ? I gave her an I’ll-deal-with-you-later look, and walked away, not wanting to get more embarrassed.

Swara left with her family and Laksh and Ragini after having the dinner. While everyone was busy saying goodbyes, Laksh walked upto me.

“Chal then, see you. Had fun.” He said, engulfing me in a bro-hug.
“Yeah, thanks for coming.” I said.

He smiled and then added hesitantly – “Look um…don’t think about Ishaan too much. That chapter is over now. Just forget him…” He looked really concerned this time. He was always this goofy, fun-to-be-around -with guy, but when it came to giving advice, he was the best.

“Yeah yeah. Don’t worry, I won’t. Just don’t tell Swara or Ragini about this. You know na, if Ragini comes to know, Swara will know automatically.” I said.

“I agree on that.” Laksh said with a little laugh and bid a goodbye one last time, before going out with Ragini.

Mom was still talking to Swara’s mom, while dad went out to get the car, I guess. Out of nowhere, Swara appeared in front of me.
“Hi.” I said.
“Hi nahi bye.” She said. I rolled my eyes as she wrapped her arms around me. I held her so close and tight, inhaling her scent. It felt so right, everytime I held her in my arms.
“Bye princess.” I said planting a kiss on the tip of her nose.
“Bye good night. Have sweet dreams about me!” She said waving from a distance and left along with her mom.

Sometimes you can’t stop thinking about how everything is perfect in your life. You’ve got a perfect family, perfect job, perfect friends and a perfect girlfriend. That’s what was happening… I was feeling complete…finally; and I hoped for this feeling never end.

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Next update : Birthday girl

Whose birthday you think it could be ? Lemme know ur guesses :)

Swasan : Destiny (Episode 31)

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Swasan : Destiny (Episode 31)

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