Here is an effort to keep you busy during this quarantine period and keep your minds away from crisis taking you to the land of love and romance.
Short stories will be posted episode wise. Keep reading and keep romance alive in your life.
Let your heart skip a bit… By Mousumi Kalita Sachdeva
Manish had a restless night. He was not able to sleep as the thought of his tinder match kept tickling his brain. He woke up in the middle of the night and searched for a bottle of water. He walked aimlessly to the kitchen still with the thoughts of Sumi.
“What does she want?”
“Why is she so different than the others?”
“Is it just sex she is looking for? But why?”
“She is so beautiful. She must be sought after by many! Then, why Tinder?”
Manish suddenly kicked the leg of a dining chair hurting his right foot while walking and talking to himself.
“Am I falling in love with her? But, this is not what she is looking for…”
He immediately sent a text to her.
“Hi, are you awake?”
And she gets an instant reply,
“Yes, I am.”
“What are you doing at this hour and why are you awake?” he asked her.
“Oh! I was just about to go for shopping.” She sent these words with an emoji of a face with eyes rolling upwards.
Was it her sense of humour at 1 am? Manish wondered.
“Good sense of humour!”
There was no response from Sumi to this.
He typed again,
“Can I see you?”
Sumi got a jolt to read his desire. She replied,
“How can you see me?”
“C’mon we are in a high technological world. Everything is possible. You can send me a selfie or we can have a video call.” Manish’s heart skipped a bit as he sent this message. He had the sudden urge to see her.
After a silence there appears a picture of Sumi with her hair falling on her bare shoulder with the slightest visibility of her cleavage.
Manish stood awestruck for a minute. His eyes couldn’t believe and his mind was in trouble as to how could she accept his request without the slightest hesitation. She was beautiful. He couldn’t move his eyes from her picture. His could feel his heart pacing fast. He typed,
“Sumi…you are beautiful.”
“Thank you. By the way what are you doing at this hour? Don’t tell me that you were waiting to ask my photograph at this hour…”
Manish laughed out loud. He talked to himself,
‘Damn she is sweet,”
“I don’t know why…but I feel like seeing you more Sumi.”
Sumi was confused again and she typed,
“Seeing me more! How can you see me more? I have already sent you my selfie.”
“I want see you without your pink top. I’m sorry Sumi. I think I am wrong in asking you for something you won’t show. Yet, tonight I want to speak what my mind and heart direct. And, I don’t know why, I want to feel your beauty and would want you to drop your pink top.”
A silence continued for few seconds.
Sumi’s heart skipped a lot. She had not been in touch with any friend since long. She was away from her family and was alone confined in her room with her overloaded projects. She needed a break; she wanted to share her suppressed feelings, but had none to open her heart to.Her heart paced fast and she could feel goosebumpsin her skin. She typed,
“How do I trust you?”
“Sumi, if you have the slightest doubt in your mind that I will be misusing your photograph, please do not send it. Or I will feel guilty. I need you for me, just for me. And, yes, I am possessive too. Oh yes, I know that you do not want to begin any love story. Don’t worry for that. But, to be honest, I have started liking you and I want to see you for my happiness.”
After few seconds, an image reaches Manish. His fingers shiver to open. He was surprised at his own behaviour. He was not hungry to taste her skin, but wanted to feel her. He typed again,
“Sumi, are you sure? I haven’t opened it yet. If it is your picture, you can still delete.”
Sumi couldn’t understand what kind of a person was he. She typed,
The black bra added beauty to her bare body. She looked pure and innocent. Manish could feel some hidden pain in her eyes. He adored her. He kept staring at her face for long. There was an urge in his body, to touch her, feel her and free her from all pain she had been hiding. He typed,
“Thank you, Sumi. You are really pure and innocent. I want to kill your frustration.”
“How will you kill my frustration?”
Manish had his words ready for her,
“By letting you forget all about the world and hiding you in my arms. Will you let me hold you tight tonight? I want to explore you.”
(Will Sumi fall for him? Will they cross their boundaries to explore each other? To know more – catch the next episode.)