Chapter Four: Seven Seconds In Heaven
After I hung up the call with Kabir, I just couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about the few seconds we talked over phone and about the rumor Ishita told me. Is it true that Kabir likes me? If he really did why didn’t he just tell me when he called me. I had so many questions on my mind. The answer to which only Kabir could give.
The next morning, I woke up to a text from Kabir. The text said “Good Morning Adhira! Meet you at lunch.” Can there be a better way to start your day than this? I don’t think so. I was super happy after I read that text. It was like I was the first thing on his mind when he woke up.
I got ready and left for college. After I reached college, there was only one thing on my mind and that was the lunch bell. I just waited for it to ring so that I can run to the canteen and meet him. And then I even wondered if I was getting too much involved? I mean I don’t know if he feels the same way for me yet. I was lost in these thoughts and I heard the lunch bell ring.
As I walked towards the canteen, everyone around me were staring at me. The rumor did it’s magic. I don’t even know why is everyone so much bothered about it. I reached the canteen and I saw Kabir was already waiting for me. I mean that’s so sweet. It also means that he was looking forward to meet me.
We both said each other ‘HI’. And as I was just about to speak to him, he interrupted me saying that he knew about the rumor going on around. I honestly wanted him to answer if the rumor was true or not, then and there. But instead he told me that he had never talked about me to anyone. And hence the rumor was fake. It was just a bunch of jobless people who started it. My heart was shattered. I just said ‘SURE’ and left.
I was in such a situation where I can’t even blame him. The only person to be blamed was me. I should have never expected so much from him. What was I even thinking, that he will fall for me on the first day itself? So immature of me. Do you guys know that feeling when you invest all of your time and efforts on one person and that person doesn’t even care? Well that’s how I felt at that exact moment.
I didn’t want to talk to anyone. Neither did I wanted to go to Ishita’s party. But she was my first friend in that college after all. So I had to go anyhow. I went home changed my clothes. I wore a blue body con dress. After I got ready my dad dropped me at Ishita’s home. I was pretty late to the party and they had already started to play ‘Seven Seconds In Heaven’
The game was such, that all the people need to sit in a circle and a bottle would be spun between them. The two people at whom the bottle points get to spend seven seconds in a room alone. I made it a point to ignore Kabir the whole time. We all started to play the game. The bottle first pointed at Ishita and Nicolas. She likes him so much. She was on cloud nine. They both went in the room and came out pretty happy. Only God knows what they did inside.
The bottle was spun for the second time and it ended up pointing at me and Kabir. I denied to go inside with him as that would just increase the chances of more rumors being spread against me and him. But everyone insisted to go as it was just a game. So I had to.
We both went inside the room.
‘Why are you ignoring me?’ Kabir asked me.
‘I am not ignoring you okay!’ I told him angrily.
‘Look Adhira, you just went in the middle of us having a conversation during lunch.’
‘What else was I supposed to do.’
‘I know I should have told you this before but I never had the courage to…’
Saying so he put one of his hands on my waist and the other below my ear on my neck. He leaned forward and kissed me on my lips. That right there was were I belonged. I knew I was angry at him but damn that kiss made me forget everything. He kissed me so passionately as if that was the only thing he wanted to at that moment. We were so into each other, that we forgot there was a seven second time frame.
I felt so peaceful at that exact moment. Words can’t describe what we felt. After the kiss we just gazed into each others eyes. He then kissed me on my forehead and said me ‘I hope you have got the answer to the question you wanted me to answer during lunch today. I didn’t have enough courage to tell you then. But I realized if I didn’t tell you now, I would be an idiot.’
Kabir and Adhira’s love story took a major turn. It turns out that the love and care Adhira had for Kabir, he also had it for her. Sounds like a fairy tale right? Tune in for the next chapter to find out what happens next.
– Harshini Chandrika