|Dolls created by Jayashree Karthik|
If Chanda’s intention had been to raise his blood pressure, then she had succeeded tremendously. Ranveer was quite amazed and pleased that she responded to his flirting so beautifully. He had been a bit unsure as she was quite young. But the young lady appeared to be as much attracted to him as he was to her.
Ranveer dragged her closer to his torso as he explored her face with his lips. As he nuzzled her right ear, he was quite disgusted with her earring that got in the way. “Can you get that one off?” he asked, his voice slurred. Chanda obliged him by removing both her earrings. She was not even aware that they fell out of her hand when Ranveer’s tongue touched her ear.
It felt as if all the nerves in her body ended right at that point as Chanda felt a powerful jolt of electricity as Ranveer traced the shell-like pattern of her ear with his lips and tongue. A sigh shuddered through her as he gently bit her ear lobe.
While Chanda became quite breathless with the sensations that hit her, Ranveer moved on to her lips. His tongue traced the upper lip that was shaped like a cupid’s bow. Unable to stop herself, Chanda’s tongue peeped out to meet Ranveer’s and she was lost as he accepted the invitation with alacrity and kissed her deeply.
Silence reigned in the hall as Ranveer and Chanda explored each other, their lips clinging together while their hands moved freely over one another. They were wearing too many layers of clothing. Not that that stopped Chanda from feeling Ranveer’s touches searing through to her skin.
Ranveer was slowly losing control over himself. He was sure that Chanda was not the type who was into a casual affair. He dragged his lips away from hers with great reluctance. Chanda protested loudly, not even aware of what she was doing. Ranveer grinned as he pressed her head to his shoulder and hugged her tight.
It took a few minutes for their breathing to return to normal. Ranveer gently lifted Chanda off his lap and sat her beside him on the sofa. He held her close to his side when she protested, a protective arm around her waist. He looked at her. She looked so lovely, innocent and thoroughly kissed. Her eyes were shining bright as she looked at him with a wide smile. Her luscious lips were swollen from the attention he had been giving them. She looked excited.
Chanda felt as if it was celebration time. While she had imagined Ranveer kissing her in many different ways over the past few days, the reality far exceeded the thoughts. In her mind, she had visualized his kisses. In reality, her body thrummed with excitement and her blood zinged as he kissed her. She looked at his lips, all her shyness forgotten. She raised a hand to trace his lips. God, he was delicious!
“Chanda”, said Ranveer, his lips moving against her seeking fingers, intent on calling a halt to her enthusiasm, but not having the heart to do so. Her exploring touch was not helping either.
“Hmm,” responded Chanda, not interested in talking. She reached up to place her lips on his, her tongue tracing his lips. Ranveer groaned in surrender as her tongue slid into his mouth, continuing her quest.
The next time they came up for air, Ranveer removed Chanda’s arms from around his neck and got up from the sofa, having decided to put some distance between them. He went to switch on the heater. They had not even been aware of the chill in the entrance hall.
Chanda was startled to see Ranveer so far away from her. One minute, she had been having the time of her life, discovering the delights of kissing him and the next, Ranveer had left her on the sofa and moved away to stand at the window. Had she been too forward in kissing him like that? Maybe it was up to the man to approach the woman and not the other way round. Chanda felt rather stupid as she did not know the rules. A shadow passed on her features and Ranveer turned around just in time to catch her expression.
He walked back to her in a hurry and sat on the single sofa that was placed adjacent to the long one she was sitting in. He held her hands in his as he looked at her. Her gaze was lowered while her cheeks flamed with shameful colour. “Chanda,” said Ranveer, his voice soft. She refused to look up at him. Guessing the reason for the sad look on her face, Ranveer said, “I moved away because I was losing control. Not because I did not want your kisses.”
Chanda raised her eyes to look up at him, her gaze sharp as she checked his face. She wanted to know for sure that he was speaking the truth. His intense brown eyes were open and honest. He was not lying to her. A small shy smile broke out on Chanda’s face as she nodded her head slightly.
They spent the rest of the evening in complete harmony. They had dinner and later watched a Hollywood comedy on the DVD. All the time, while they spoke with each other, their hands and eyes were holding a dialogue at a different level altogether.
It crossed Chanda’s mind that maybe she should tell him that she had been married as a kid. But then, that might be presuming too much. Their relationship was too new, time enough to talk about it at a later date. Chanda was quite confident that Ranveer was as much interested in her as she was in him and was quite thrilled with the thought.
Ranveer looked at Chanda’s young face and was totally enamoured. He enjoyed being with her. She was beautiful, honest and loving. And more than all that was their physical chemistry – it was mind-blowing. It appeared that she was probably the one for him. He thought of the wedding ceremony that he had undergone with a child fourteen years ago and finally realized that it was time to bring closure to that chapter of his life before going ahead with a serious relationship. He decided not to talk to Chanda about it just then.
RANVEER TOOK CHANDA BACK TO HER HOSTEL BY 10.30 PM. He stopped the car outside the gate and turned towards her as she removed her seat belt. He lifted her right hand and placed a gentle kiss on her palm. “Goodnight, Sweetheart!”
Chanda reached out to place a kiss on his cheek and said, “Goodnight!” before getting out of the car. She waved to him as she reversed the car and drove away.
Chanda was thoroughly excited as she went up to her room, not able to stop smiling. She quickly turned her expression serious when she saw that a couple of her roommates were awake. They greeted her and Chanda’s reply was quite distracted. She quickly changed and went to bed, planning to dream of a wonderful future with Ranveer, not aware of what was awaiting her in the morning to come.