She didn’t wake up at her usual time i.e. 7 AM. It was unlike of her to be late. I woke up & without disturbing her, went to the washroom to get fresh. After brushing my teeth, I was back again to our bedroom and I could see her cuddled up like a ball of wool. I snuggled up beside her and put my head on her flowing hair. She didn’t flinch. It was almost 8 and I was also getting late for work.
I hugged her from behind & whispered, ‘Babe? Hey, Aarushiii!’ She replied with a low & distant, ‘Hmm…’
I was concerned. I went to the other side of the bed and seeing her cute, innocent face, I knew the reason for her not being up yet. Her red nose said it all. She had this habit of catching a cold whenever she ate ice cream. And last night, she was on a roll.
We hosted a small gathering of our friends at our place for the successful completion of Aarushi’s graduation. Yes! She had to marry me because of some family problems & leave studies midway. The good news is she passed her graduation with ‘A’ grade. Now that’s something because she got better grades than me and I was so happy about it.
She was proud of her achievement & so was I. All our friends ate the chicken, puri, pulau & kheer made by her. She was more happy with the praises she received for her talent as a chef. I was smiling and so was my happy stomach.
After everybody left, we changed & were dreading for sleep because of tiredness. I had to work next day. I was on bed reading THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, she closed my eyes from behind and my face could feel a drop in the temperature. And then the smell of chocolate flavored ice cream made me smile again.
I hold her hand and took the bowl of ice cream from her. She came & sat on my lap, making me forget about the book. Aarushi was indeed a blessing to me. She could make me smile, anytime, anyplace. My romantic heart made me hold her waist & kiss her. She shied away. Her falling hair were covering her green eyes.
To make her feel normal, my naughty heart prompted me to tickle her. And I did. She jumped off on the bed as if she had seen a cockroach (she fears them like every other girl & I fear them too.) She was laughing at the top of her voice & swearing to stay away from me. But my mind had decided to forget decency that night.
She ran away from me but not for long. I got her in my arms and then fed her ice cream and had some of it from her lips too. And finally, the day ended in each other’s arms. Sleep, as usual, being the final destination of the day.
I was back to reality and got Vicks vapor rub & rubbed it on her nose. She was urging me to not do it but I insisted. She hugged me tight & slept. I texted my boss, ‘I am sick. Won’t go to work. Good day’ and now it was my time to make her smile just as she does to me, ALWAYS.
P.S.: Today’s pick is I knew this would be Love by Kina Grannis & Imaginary Future 🙂