An official matter, Epilogue

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#Author: #RhituparnaChakraborty

#Disclaimer: This is an original work of fiction. Any relation to any person or organism living or dead is purely coincidental. This story cannot be published, copied or reproduced elsewhere without the consent of the author Rhituparna Chakraborty. This is a work of imagination with no intention to hurt anyone.

An official matter, Epilogue

‘ With this traffic menace, I am sure we will be late,’ she said irritatingly. He said coolly, ‘ Can you please relax? Trust me, we won’t be late. It’s just 6:00. We have to be there by 8:00.’ She said worried, ‘ You know Mehr. She will be so upset if we are late’. Taking his hand off the gear, he patted her hand lovingly and said, ‘ Sweetheart, I know Mehr will not be happy with us if we are late and we both hate to see her upset. Hence we started from our home way too early. Despite this traffic menace, we will reach on time. This is my promise to you.’ She put her other hand on his hand and said, ‘ You know what?’. He asked, ‘What?’ while focusing on the road ahead. She said ‘ I love you.’ He said, ‘ While driving, I can’t look at you, but when you say I love you, you know I can’t help kissing you. Hence, you are not supposed to say this when I am driving.’ She laughed and said, ‘ I know that.’ He then said, ‘ There is a box of dry fruits in the rear seat and some fresh juice without sugar in the bag.Will you able to reach it without effort?’. She said, ‘ Yes. I can. You did this after coming from office? I was so busy getting ready that I nearly forgot that I may feel hungry on the way.’ He said, ‘ Oh yes. Your lipstick shade is always more important than food. I had to help you.’ She pulled his cheeks and said, ‘ Cho Chweet. I love you.’ He said seriously, ‘ I told you, one more “I love you” and I will stop the car and we will be late, don’t blame me then.’ She laughed out loudly and said, ‘ Ouch.’ He said with concern, ‘ You okay?’ . She said, ‘ Yes I am perfectly fine. Just a slight backache.’

They reached the venue by 7:30. No one was there yet. She got out of the car and went ahead to the venue while he went ahead to park the car. A 4 year old little girl with curly hair, cute eyes, plump cheeks came running to her and hugged her tight. She hugged the little girl, kissed her, gave her the gift and said, ‘Happy Birthday Mehr.’ Just then Mehr’s mom came and said, ‘ Mehr. Easy! Be gentle.’ Mehr repeated in her adorable baby voice and accent‘ I will be gentle mommy.’ Ruhi then went ahead, brushed Mehr’s hair and said, ‘ It’s my turn to hug my friend now Mehr.’ Ruhi then went near Kirti, hugged her with warmth and touched Kirti’s protruded tummy and said, ‘Hey, I can feel the kicks. Seems the baby is happy to meet me.’ Just then Mohit came and said, ‘ Why just you? The baby is happy to meet me too.’ Mohit then went ahead and hugged Kirti. In a peach salwar suit, protruded pregnant tummy, burgundy tinted straight hair, light pink lipstick, sharp pointed nose, and hazel eyes, Kirti looked prettier than ever. Mohit then said, ‘ Where is that handsome husband of yours. I had told him to leave from office early today?’ Kirti laughed. Ruhi said, ‘ There he is.’ Mohit went, hugged Shobhit and said, ‘ Where is my bottle of wine? I had asked you to get one.’ Shobhit laughed and said, ‘ Here you go.’ Saying that, he gave Mohit the bottle of french Bordeaux wine he was holding. He then looked at Ruhi and said, ‘ My my, aren’t you looking gorgeous!’ Ruhi looked at Kirti, and said, ‘ See, your husband is flirting with me.’ Kirti giggled and said, ‘ Let him Ruhi. Had I been a boy, maybe I would have also flirted with you today. You look that beautiful.’ Ruhi laughed and said, ‘ Now come on in. You need to sit and enjoy the party.’ Mohit said, ‘ Now Shobhit, listen.’ Shobhit replied, ‘ What?’. ‘ Aren’t these ladies looking super pretty today?’. Shobhit looked at Mohit and said, ‘Aha? Don’t look at my Kirti okay?’ Everyone laughed out heartily. Theirs was a beautiful life blessed with the most beautiful, priceless bond of friendship………

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