Ansika was in her own thoughts. She was behaving rude to him as if this all was the play of him as this pick up line was common and moreover that a guy can express anything comparing with moon, loves her like her mother bla bla. So, she decided not to move more and to hurt any party. Though her mind wanted to graduate from her heart but her heart was still sticking on to this chapter of her life.
Suddenly, his message came though she was happy she put on the mask of hide and seek. She pretended to be a statue. Arjun messaged her and this time she was more awkward.
Hey adorable girl I happened to see the place of Nepal when I was praying in front of Lord Shiva here in India. See, my facial structure resembles a sage with long hair and beard. It might frighten you. But try to understand when I was asking my way of life about future happiness and love of my life in a true sense; I got the picture of Lord Pashupatinath picture. Suddenly, I happened to saw your picture on my Facebook wall. I saw your face in front of me on that temple. You were taking a kid on your lap, your curly hair, that smile and that spectacle on your face makes my heart thump. I happened to like you at that time. But I was confused so I didn’t bother likely because it was just an attraction or love. So, I remained quiet.
“See, I became neutral and I went to one place which I strongly believe in. I asked my highly esteemed Guru to solve my mystery. I was wandering around and I really couldn’t grasp my things you know. And see this might be a shock for you as it was for me; he shows your picture of red sari and told that you were the girl. And he even stated that we both are going into the same condition so you both will get your answer after knowing each other.”
“You know I was afraid to chat with you when my imagination meets with Guruji. So, I was not properly chatting with you because I had a fear that what you will react, will you listen to me and how I will take you here? Still I couldn’t hide this with you. As you know Hindi it was an obvious happiness for me. Take care dear; I am not fine I will message you soon.”
Now, what was this? This language! Is this filmy? Ansika was totally into her red face. What was this guy up to? She felt like slapping him for making this story. She was in her frenzy state.
She typed incessantly, “What are you up to? Message me on Imo messenger. I want to chat with you personally.”
His reply was as cool,” I am in hospital right now. I will message you after nine pm.”
She replied, “Okay.”
She was not in her mood. For her, every second of his message was important to detect whether he was lying or not. She had gone to heavy trauma after losing her parents and she no longer wanted to be in more nasty melodrama. And that was it.
Messages beeped into her wall after nine pm. The message was “Hi.” When she was about to message he was offline.
Fury raged in her and more questions started to bubbles in. She waited for his message and he came after twelve pm with a sorry gesture. But he was unknown because she had been waiting for her for three hours.
He messaged again, “Hi dear and am sorry I was discussing with my friends about some temple program. And I am sending you my audio messages as I am exhausted, thank you for waiting for me.”
He started sending his voice messages and she started generalizing the things. His voice sounds his intellectuality and purity. His style of dealing was enchanting as ever. He melted and erased things like fake sages pretended.
She was mesmerized but still she was hidden in her own shell of emotions. Though she was bold but her shyness was still there hidden inside. She tells Arjun that she needs time and when you are in love be prepared for heart make or heart break. She told him to be prepared for this and said goodnight to him Goodnight.
But in actuality, she felt him in her heart. She felt as if her locked doors are opened, and her spontaneous reactions started to energize her soul. And she touched herself like she had been prepared to be gold, so she was getting hits from the gold miner.
Why not give him a chance? Why not? She did not fall in love, but she was in love. Yes, Ansika felt loved, and somehow cupid manages to strike his bow in her heart.
But this naughty girl wanted him to be tested because she adores him to be tested. So, her inquisitive nature blooms under her bosom. She was yet so patient to deal with him. She waited his message to come over after that ecstatic night and to no wonder,
And here comes Arjun, waving a big hello, with good morning messages and his selfie.
Grey cladded shirt, shiny forehead with a sandalwood color of tilak (tika nepali word), long silky straight hair, long beard and an innocent smile spread over his face. His smile brings thousands of butterflies in her belly. Ouch!
She adored his picture but her brain started to give her antennae like instruction, “Control Ansika! Control”
This is the man Ansika! Her heart chatted! That long hair, sage like a man in her life and thought and that shuttle warmth in his feather. She blush her pinky face too much and her skin felt that tingled goosebumps.
“She just let her treasure box open which was inside her graveyard like heart”.
Ansika pondered that she was a radical boy marriage hater. She hated the touch of affairs in her life. She was not a great worshipper of god like doing rites arati or burning incense in front of god. She never chanted mantras and loved to help people. As she believes helping is worship.
And as the dual opposite of her, she encountered an ardent devotee who loves to travel temples, read holy books, and love to spend his half of the day in front of temple praying. They were North and South Pole. But where was the equatorial line that connects them, connecting a sage and a radical feminist practitioner.