We kept talking for a few more minutes but I felt that she avoided the topic of her crush. She asked me another question and asked me about my profession. Why was she avoiding that?
We shared more information like our birthdays. List of favourites, movies, actors, food, songs etc. I didn't even realise but we were talking for more than an hour. I loved every minute of it.
We exchanged information about each other. He asked me if I ever had a crush on someone? I was dreading that he would ask it... I couldn't tell him that I had a huge crush on him... So I avoided the question and changed the topic. We talked for hours and I loved every minute of it.
Then he asked me, " So tell me about your first kiss. "
" What? Seriously? " my eyes were about to bulge out.
" Now what does that mean Maurvi? "
" Are you all right? I mean are you really asking me that? "
" So what is the problem? Oh ... You have.. never..? " He realised it but I got embarrassed.
" Have you never been in a relationship, Maurvi? " I just shook my head.
" Have you been? " I asked him
" Never been in a serious one... Light flirting only. I can tell you about my first kiss. She was my classmate when I was in the first year. " I smiled at him but could not look into his eyes. I didn't want to know about it.
" I think we must go home now? I have to do a lot of work. As it is I will have to work for the whole night to complete everything. "
" Oh ok, let's go, my girlfriend." He grinned at me. I smiled shyly.
" Get used to it, beautiful, as my friends are going to ask and say teasing things. They will tease you even more if you blush like this. "
" What are you talking about? I am not blushing. "
" Just take a look in the mirror." He was smiling at me.
We reached home and as I was going to unlock the door, he asked me. " So what are you going to tell Prachi about us? We have not decided on our story."
" I don't know... "
" I think you should say that I proposed to you and you couldn't resist my charm and fell in love with me. " He said with a smirk. Oh, this is going to be more difficult than I thought. What would happen if I really fell in love?
" Ok.. bye good night " I unlocked the door and went inside. I was lying on my bed thinking about today's events. It was an eventful day. So many things changed today. I need to be strong or I will fall for him. I will not take anything he says or does seriously. He is just feigning it. I am supposed to do the same.
I came into my house and changed into my night suit. I was happy that I found a solution to my problem. I was hating the awkwardness between Mehul and me. I still remember the day when I saw Megha for the first time at Rahul's party and then at the restaurant with Priya.
Mehul was behaving in a weird way around Megha... He was being over-possessive about her.
" Are you sure, You are not interested in her? " Sagar asked Mehul calmly.
" I am NOT interested in her... She is staying at our place and my dad is overprotective towards her as she is his best friend's daughter. "
" Oh... Ok, so you don't have any problems if someone else is interested in her." I asked, smiling.
He clenched his teeth but didn't say anything.
" She seems to be a very good girl. Very Beautiful, smart, talented, innocent yet feisty. A perfect combination... A kind of girl one can take home to meet his parents. Don't you think so Sagar ?" I asked Sagar and he nodded
"You don't know anything about her, just leave her alone." Mehul retorted
" But I would like to know about her. Why don't you tell us what you know about her." I asked again.
" That's it.....enough of this discussion. I don't want to talk about her and listen to one thing and once for all ... Just. Stay. Away. From. Her. " I must have been stupid, he was so possessive over her.
Then when he invited all of us to his place. His house was redesigned by Megha, I was very impressed with her hence I wanted to talk to her.
" Megha, can I talk to you for a minute, please. " She looked confused and nodded.
" Yes please?"
" No, can you come here, I need to talk to you?" I asked her. Mehul was glaring at me, but I couldn't understand his problem. He was not interested in her and was not letting me talk to her.
She walked with me aside.
" Megha, do you have anyone special in your life? I mean are you single?" I asked hesitantly.
" What ??? No...I..... "
" No. She. Is. Not..... Just stay away from her....." Mehul said, glaring at me... His teeth were clenched and before any one of us could say anything, Mehul grabbed her hand and started walking where everyone was.
" I invited all of you here because I wanted you to meet someone. So friends please meet Megha. I mean... Mrs Megha Mehul Shah..... My wife." I looked at Megha and she was looking at Mehul with a shocked expression.
" What???? What do you mean ....your wife?" Sagar asked.
" Wife means a girl with whom a person is supposed to spend his whole life. She is my wife. We are married. " Mehul was still holding her hand.
I was totally shocked and embarrassed at what I did. Though it was not my fault as I did not know that they were married.
" I am sorry Mehul... I didn't know that otherwise, I would have never said that. I am sorry Megha." I said in an embarrassed tone. He accepted the apology but awkwardness has always been there. Thankfully now it will go as when I would introduce Maurvi as my girlfriend, Mehul will be assured that I am not interested in Megha. I really hope that everything goes back to normal. I miss our normal fun time together. Thanks to Maurvi, everything would be back on track.
I am glad that I could find a solution to mine as well as her problems.
Her sweet innocent face was not going away from my mind. She was so cute, and shy. I could see a beautiful blush creeping into her cheeks when I asked her about her first kiss. She was looking gorgeous with that delicate pink colour on her face.
I wanted to beat that Naman for holding her hand so tightly that it bruised.
I have known her for the last 5 years... She is a very witty and intelligent girl with an amazing sense of humour. She is very bubbly, confident and feisty. But she is very innocent, just like a child at the same time. She looked very uncomfortable when I talked about kissing.
Somehow I felt bad when she said she has had a crush on someone. He must be a very lucky man. I felt a relief when she said that she has never been in any relationship and never been kissed. I don't know what I am feeling right away, but I am excited about this situation.
If I be very honest, I have felt a tug towards her but I ignored it as she was approximately 6 years younger than me. I felt my mind drifting towards her many times, during our family get-togethers and all the festivals which we celebrated together. Somehow this difference of 6 years has started to look normal as all my friends were getting married to girls who were 4 or 5 years younger than them and they all were happy. I feel I am going to have a tough time dealing with her.