Jul 3, 2010


"I want to get wet! I want to get wet!"

Then she giggles as I grab her hand and pull her into the rick. Comes close to me and nuzzles against my neck. Kisses me. Looks outside at the pouring rain again and starts grinning like a kid. Sticks her head outside the rickshaw as if there's something wondrous outside. Collects rainwater in her tiny hands and splashes water on me. The same kiddish playful smile writ large across her face. Then remembers that she's tired and settles back with her head on my shoulder, melting in my arms, letting me comfort her. 

Asks me what does that look on my face mean. It's a look of wonder and amazement, a look of "this woman swept her way into my life, captivated my heart, colonized my thoughts, how on earth did all these wonderful things happen to me", a look of trying to take in the pure joy of being there next to her and watching her smile and be happy and enjoy life. It's a look of "God, I love her so so much". And somewhere behind it is the permanent feeling of guilt and self-loathing for the tears I made her cry. I only smile. Pull her closer into my arms.

I love her so very much.


"Come back inside, you will fall sick"

That half amused, half worried look on his face when he tries unsuccessfully to pull me back into the rick. Watching me with a look I cant decipher, maybe its wonder, maybe its amusement, maybe it is something else. Feels I am cold and pulls me into his strong arms, warming me in an instant, making me feel safe and protected in an instant. Removes the strands of my wet hair so gently as if I was made of porcelain, kisses me so soft and so tender like it was a fairytale. Feels the passion building up and pulls me closer by the waist, his warm hands branding my bare skin, every touch telling me I am only his. Kisses me the way a man is supposed to kiss his woman. Leaving me breathless, lost and unaware of anyone, anything but the touch of him, the smell of him, the feeling of his lips on mine. Wraps me in that big hug, and pulls me closer to his chest, so close that I can feel his heartbeat beating in sync with mine. Looking up back at him, and he still has that look, that one look I don't understand.. but it doesn't matter, because those dimples deepen and it fills me up with so much happiness, that I made him smile, I made him happy after a long day at work.

Smile at him and think, he is the reason why everything happened to me before. Everything was planned, orchestrated perfectly by someone, some entity, just so I could end up with him. And that is enough for me to kiss him back and lose myself to him. All over again.

I love him much more than I will ever be able to put in words.

P.S: There is no cure for hopeless romantics... Sigh.
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Anwesa said...

**There is no cure for hopeless romantics...

sums up the tale,perfectly.

Meera Parameswaran said...

I agree with Anwesa; Thats the best line! :D

Shanu said...


The pouring rains, a cup of coffee and your little story..perfect combination.

Loved it. Perfect story for the perfect mausam!

Destiny's child... said...

Once a hopeless romantic, always a hopeless romantic! Beautifully written :)

Harini said...



Blunt Edges said...

hahaha...i found the PS funny :)

romance sure is in the air :)

Sangitha said...

reading u after a really long time.. guess i missed out on some wonderful posts.. :(

and this one.. it makes me want to fall in love.. again!! :):):)

Love sure is pure bliss..!! :)

IceMaiden said...

@Anwesa, Harini,
Thanks.. :)

@Shanu and Blunt Edges,
Love is in the air apparently huh? :) :) :D

@Destiny's child,
very true.. Thanks :)

@The (un)Common Woman,
Hi there, Welcome here and Thanks a lot! :)

Hey welcome back! :) It is bliss really.. Thanks for liking the little story..
And go check out the archives anytime for anything you missed! :)


The Double Inverted Commas said...

Nice read. And guess what even while I am reading, it's started raining!

buckingfastard said...

OMG ur alive!! yayy!! were u suffering amnesia or sumthing!!!

loved it!! loved it soo much!! but cant help adding a third part!!

"I want to get wet! I want to get wet"

I watched dem in my rearview..anoder hopeless couple of romantics...why dont they get it!! its just rain!! and if god and BMMC wants dey will be stuck in my auto for whole night swimming anyways!! look at the guy!! Hope they dont notice the extra wire in my meter!! OMG OMG they are about to kiss!! sigh!! aint we ppl hav the best job in world!!


Nisarg said...

Annie! Damn Girl, if you keep on writing so beautifully, I might just....

IceMaiden said...

@The Double Inverted Commas,
Thanks! :)

LOL!!!! What re... First you compliment me, and then u ruin it!!!!! I swear I could just strangle you! :P


Da Rodent said...

no cure at all.. :P

DeJaVu said...

you should really go pro author with romantic stories..

purple moonbeam said...

i love this, the descriptions make me feel all warm and mushy inside :)

IceMaiden said...

@Da Rodent,
True that :)

Nah re, I can manage no more than a blogpost :) But thanks for that! :)

@Purple Moonbeam,
Thanks! :) :)

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