She stood there gazing out of the window, as she scrubbed the dishes from the previous night. There it was, his plate stealthily placed under hers as if she wouldn’t notice. If he wants to be aloof, why can’t he wash his own plate, she grumbled.
A line of ants making way to the grapes she had soaked caught her eye. Each ant went and knocked its head against the one coming in the opposite direction. What do these ants do when they have a fight she wondered.. maybe knock the other ant extra hard on the head?! She bemused.
Suddenly she felt his arms wrap around her waist. She stiffened.
“Anu….” He murmured into her ears.
“Mm?” She replied
“Turn here.. look at me.. It’s no fun fighting with you darling” he said. She felt his hot breath on the nape of her neck.
“Fight? What fight? I’m not fighting”..she managed to say it before her voice croaked.
“I am sorry. I did not mean to hurt you …” he pleaded into her ears. “Look at me now”
Anu turned. Her eyes were moist
He stood there, so close ….smiling at her. She looked at him quizzically.
“Do you know what I want to do, right now?” he asked.
“Well, how would I ? Apparently, these days I don’t understand your mind space, your work pressure, things going on with you.. everything.. right? I am just being clingy and and emotionally demanding. Isn’t that what you told me yesterday, Varun?” Anu challenged. She felt a tear roll down her eye. Bloody hell. Stupid fucking tears, she thought. Why do you always betray me.
“Have you lost weight, dear?” Varun asks winking at her
“Yeah, I think you have. Earlier when I grab your hips I can feel some flesh. See ..right here..” He rubs the spot
Anu feels herself giving into his touch. He noticed she had lost weight. She is pleased and it immediately shows on her face.
“You are grinning, you know”, Varun remarks
“No. I am not. Now, leave me will you? I have got dirty paathrams to wash before we go”
“Dirty pathrams can wait. Cos, I have other plans. Let’s get dirty” his hands slide down her back.
“Ayyee. You wish” retorts Anu, struggles out of his grip and turns her back to focus on the dishes. Oh no… Anu… Don’t give in.. she says to herself knowing she will lose this round.
“Yes. It is my wish. Come here”.. He grabs her hard and pushes her against the wall. He pins her hands with his and his mouth finds her sweet spot in the neck. He gives a quick nibble and look back up at her in the eyes, smirking
“Ohh.. Anu.. I missed you baby” murmurs Varun kissing her softly.
Has she lost this round? Well, not really!