Geet stood a step away from the seat to know what prem was doing and the sight wasn’t any welcoming for her. The seat had been inclined as a reclining chair and he had stretched himself as if resting but she knew that peace was not anywhere near him. His legs were crossed and hands resting behind his head and eyes on the view outside but was he noticing even a thing out there was all she could wonder. Looking at him a small idea clicked in her mind. She thanked he hadn’t straighten the seats as now it gave them the privacy hiding behind more than the couple of empty seats and away from the noise of her friends play.
Geet poked on his shoulder gaining his attention towards her. Maan raised his eyebrow as if asking what now? Geet said showing the window seat on which Maan had sat “That’s my seat.” Without any word Maan uncrossed his leg to get up when Geet settled comfortable on his lap & rested her head on his chest. “This is my seat, where were you planning to go.” Geet said slightly raising her head while her hands were didn’t stop but started to play with the buttons of his shirt.
He held her securely to make sure she didn’t slip away with the jerks of the bus but didn’t respond to any of her talks or antics. It was just a start he knew and was waiting for the whole play to unfold. And as anticipated she continued “I won’t call you by name.” He wondered now what new reason she has come up to justify her theory. “You don’t want to ask me why? Oh I forgot you are not talking with me, then how will you ask me. Don’t worry I will tell you myself.”
Maan made a face as if telling her that’s so grateful of you. “Every time I call your name I remember the stringent, rigid, tough and not to forget the big-headed boss of mine.” She slowly looked at him if he was giving any reaction to it but by now he was used to her these silly names but that didn’t stop her from not irritating him. “And remembering some 3rd person in between husband & wife is not right so now onwards you are one and only my prem.”
She definitely saw a slight flicker in his action showing his displeasure in it. But then he was still stubborn and not speaking to her. She was little cautious in her acts too as they were out in bus and their privacy can any time be lost. It was time to take the fun little higher, “Still not ready to give in?” She whispered into his ears and his silence gave her the required challenge as she went ahead inching closer to him. Their faces were just an inch away but eyes were on each other. One was waiting to know how far she could take it while the other deliberately was taking it slow to know if he would give up now.
Geet closed the distance pecking slightly then when he didn’t react to it. She continued to do that again and again as if it was her favourite ice cream sometimes pecking, sometimes licking and sometimes sucking. Even then when he didn’t respond but gave a weird look to Geet clearly stating what is she upto. She smiled, winked at him and replied “I have kissed away my anger from your nose now you can smile and talk to me peacefully.”
Her words did the magic but then still there was a little curiosity to know what else she would do if he is still did not budge. But the question was is he ready to experiment now, he looked out to know where exactly they were and the destination wasn’t too far. His thinking process came to halt when she made him look at her by turning his face towards her. “What are still thinking???” Geet asked.
Rather than answering he turned her so that he was on top of her & whispered “I would have gladly answered you but right now the problem is we are at the nick of reaching the destination abc amusement park. So you need to wait for the answers Geet.” With that he slightly pecked her lips before he got up to meet his staff and remind they are close to the destination.
The moment Maan said did she realise that till now she hadn’t even thought to enquiry where they were heading too. Now here attention went towards the placard, posters displayed to attract the public. This was on of the parks which she had visited before too and how can she forget how they were struck for hours in toll gate. She looked out to know exactly how many kilometres they were away from the toll, it said around 20 kms they still had to drive. Apparently she still has time to warn everyone and not waste time in toll gates.
Here Maan was happy that she was finally come back to him and things were sorted out but they can settle the score afterwards. He met all his staff & their family, he was surprised to see two girls next to Minal they were look-alike. “What are your name girls?” Maan questioned. One girl said extending her hand “Hi…I am Anjali and she is Anitha my sister.” “Sweet name girls” Minal who was just sat there watching her boss sweetly smiling said “Boss, they are my two niece, they had holidays so they are accompanying me.” Maan liked chatting with these twins both were opposite to each other one carefree & the other bit introvert.
“Arjun… wish Minal hadn’t got these two kids with them. Geet could have sat next to Minal and both Boss & Geet wouldn’t have to get into any embarrass moments.” Sasha said to Arjun so that only he could hear.
“Can’t help it either these two twins are magnet to Minal. I requested both of them to shift in front so that Geet could settle next to Minal & all problems could have been solved but none were ready to leave Minal alone.” Arjun said.
There were quite a few number of kids too who were enjoying this little trip. Finally after that he said to get ready for the amusement park which was just few kms away. Kids or elders both would enjoy there and that was the reason why they had chosen this destination too.
Geet came all smiling and happy back to her real self and announced to everyone. “I know a path way which would come in another few kms from here from there let’s walk.” Everyone gave a weird look to her as almost everyone had kids along with them and getting them agreed to walk in an isolated place was not a good idea.
Arjun finally spoke up “Geet… we can reach the park easily in this bus. We will anyways have to walk so much inside also let’s not get tired before we enter the park. See the sun out there, it is so hot.”
“Exactly we will get tired if we go through this route as…” Geet was saying when Arjun cut her and said.
“Okay, who ever want to join in for a walk, let them go and who ever want to reach in bus, let them stay.” Arjun decided and everyone agreed.
But to Geet’s dismay none agreed to take the short cut path way, finally she turned to her prem as till now he had stood silent and was watching the whole drama.
“I am having cramps as I sat for a long time so I need a little walk to get them out. So I am ready to walk the short cut would you like join me Geet.” Maan said with a slight smile.
Geet was on the cloud nine as she heard his words. Wanting to hug him but then more important thing was to collect her bag as the path way was just a mile away. She collected her purse while Maan arranged what was necessary to carry inside the park and asked the driver to stop near the place.
“Geet… meet you at the entrance. We would buy tickets for both of you, that would save your time and we can enjoy the rides instantly.” Arjun said.
“Before you buy the tickets for us, give me a call Arjun sir. Who knows we may be inside enjoying the rides. It would get late you guys should move fast. Bye bye” Geet said while smiling.
Here Maan was noticing Geet asked “Geet, why are you so keen at taking this path?”
“You don’t know?” Geet questioned back but then continued “There is a highway toll gate where there would be huge traffic of about 1 km minimum. We would have gone mad in that snail pace moving traffic. It would take no less than an hour to cross that toll then they have to take a deviation towards the park which is around 15 miles. Last time when I had come along with my friends we had gone mad waiting. And we had heard few of localities talking about this route so we had tried this one while going back. This time it came in handy. Come I still know the way.” While Maan just followed her.