The 'Not' So Perfect Date
Book cover Credit to Koeli di
"Ram, ye kaisi non-happening date hai?," Brinda greeted her jaw.
Ram replied back, "I am neither experienced nor I am an event manager," and taunted fake.
She narrowed her eyes, "No no no, ek to mera idea date plan karne ka aur taunt bhi mujhe ho padh rahi hai," and put her hands on the waist.
"Yaar jaan, ek to bina experience ke date plan kari Priya ke liye aur tu hai ki kami nikaale hi ja rahi hai," he scratched his beard.
She smiled fake, "Ab tum kaam hi aisa karte ho"
She came near to the flowers and said, "Roses are too old fashioned, orchids lagayenge hum," and smiled.
"But I think wo use pasand honge," he denied.
"Priya is a smart girl, she likes good things and I am the best in planning dates," she patted her back.
"Jo agyaa mata ji," joining his hands said he.
"So, coming to the cushions and balloons. Keep the heart shaped. Jo tumne rakhe hi nahi," she glared him heard. He snapped his head and replied, "I don't think Priya will like balloons and all"
She smiled, "Ram, Chup karo aur follow to the food"
"This light food isn't for dates, keep heavy one, your favourite is also good," she ordered to the servants and asked for Champagne also.
"No Champagne!!," He exclaimed to continue, "Mujhe nahi lagta Priya jaisi ladki...," But she intervene, "Har ladki ko aisi hi date chahiye Ram"
"But, Priya is different," he smiled thinking about her.
"Yes she is. But date aisi hi hoti hai," she scolded him and left after all the 'mis'arrangements.
After few minutes, Brinda left and the same time chauffeur dropped Priya, the lady of the day.
A smile creep on the face of Ram's when he noticed her in a white suit. He was co-incidentally dressed in a black suit and white shirt. His pocket was stuffed with a red handkerchief and a rose was pinned on the coat, which Brinda has forgotten to change.
Priya looked around, "Kuch jyada hi kharcha nahi kar diya apne? Itne phool aur balloons ke paison me to hum ek poori trip chale jate," while biting her smile.
"I knew it, Bri ka ye idea mujhe le doobega," he thought.
"Mr. Kapoor, I am talking to you. Waise bhi aapse ye hi expect kar sakte hain," she taunted him hard when he offered the rose which was pinned in his shirt.
He didn't kneel down and smiled lightly, "I think kneel down karne ka idea thoda purana ho gaya hai," while giving her rose.
She happily accepted it and said, "And also boring"
He comforted on the chair and she sat on it, when the waiter came with the champagne, "Mr. Kapoor, who planned this date?"
"Me who else would," he hid Brinda's name.
She kept her hand on his, "Tell me'. I will not tell Brinda"
"How do you know?," He frowned while asking.
She smiled while eyeing on the champagne, "Kyuki ye aapka idea nahi ho sakta"
He nodded his head and requested to not tell Brinda about the whole matter at which she agreed with a smile.
Ram ordered to the waiter to take back the old food and juice. He asked Priya, "How do you know that, that wouldn't be my idea"
"Because you drink I know, but you respect me and the one who respects, can never do this to me. Aur aap to kabhi nahi," she smiled when his eyes glittered and looked her constantly with love.
She immediately clicked the fingers on his face, "Music, to change nahi hua na," with a pout.
He nodded negatively, when the same time ordered the harmonica player to play it.
The music started and the 'not' so perfect date of PriRa became their memorable date.
"Bade Acche lagte hain, ye dharti...ye nadiya aur...tum"
7 months ago
He knew just what she wanted. And that made all the difference.