Sagar thanks the skies and the moon for standing beside him in his moment of celestial happiness as his heart yearns to meet Nita and confess his love to her, behold the expression on her beautiful face and hear her say, “I love you too”. Sagar is awake all night giving company to the bright moon and admiring the twinkling stars that have made a graceful appearance in the sky with the clouds moving away to another land.
It is a memorable night for Sagar, the night that has changed his life, swaying him into a world of joy, the supreme feeling of love pouring from the heavens in an overflow of exuberance in this night of heavenly bliss!
Sagar reaches her office early next morning and waits in the parking lot for Nita to arrive with his heart lost in her thoughts and his mind rehearsing the lines he has to say to her to confess his love to her. It is an endless wait as the sun takes extra hours to appear on the horizon as it is the guest of honour today, bringing the most important day for Sagar in its wake.
Nita arrives after a wait of few hours, her black tresses flowing behind her, her pretty dark brown eyes gazing at the signboard of her office, her feet moving gracefully on the pavement of Sagar’s heart as she enters her office.
Sagar is relieved to see her, relieved to be able to open his heart to her and admire her beautiful eyes and tresses as she looks at him in surprise, and behold her beautiful smile as she accepts her love for him. Sagar follows Nita into her office and surprises her, making her jump literally from shock to see him in her office, unannounced at nine thirty in the morning.
Excerpt from my novel “Out of Their Shadows”, first published by Partridge India on 22nd July 2014.