Aruna"98°C", I mumbled, taking a look at the thermometer. Thank goodness the temperature decreased a little. I sighed. Sumit hummed while his eyes remained shut as he rested his head against the headboard, half sitting.
SumitBlack dots marred my vision as every objected become a blurred image as I sat on the floor of the dimly lit washroom. I panted as I felt my whole body trembling. I was sweating profusely. My chest constricted as I tried to calm myself. It was a miracle that I had managed to come here to suffer silently without waking up Aruna. I prayed that the walls muffled my voice.
ArunaSumit looked at me with disbelief. The food on the plate was long forgotten."You knew I had an anxiety attack yesterday and yet you pretended to remain oblivious about it?"
ArunaAn awkward silence dominated the atmosphere as we were on our way to my parents' house. All this was the result of the sudden hug that we shared or that I had initiated. I have never been so bold before as to initiate a hug moreover hug a guy. Not even Akash - my so-called ex. Where was all this bravado coming from? Trust me I have no idea.
ArunaI closed the second suitcase and put it away and walked out of the walk-in closet. It was quite late, and we had a morning flight tomorrow. W had left my parents' house with a teary goodbye. It wasn't easy knowing that I only get to see them, talk to them virtually as we would be miles apart. I had to repeatedly reassure ma that we would be okay, that I'd try to visit them once or twice a year. Somehow I had to convince myself about it as well.
ArunaSumit's chest was heaving up and down with aggravation. And I? I was looking at him with a mixture of shock and disbelief."What?" it came out as a whisper.
ArunaSumit did not explain his perpetual dislike for Ankush bhaiya any further, and neither did I prod him about it. Our fingers were still intertwined.He took a deep breath and ran his fingers through his hair before continuing,
ArunaI yawned and stretched before getting up from the bed. As soon as I left the warmth of the bed and plush blanket, my skin came in contact with the frostiness in the air. I hugged myself and rubbed my arms to gain some warmth. Even though the heater was on, I still shivered as soon as my feet touched the cold hardwood floor.I hurriedly slipped on my flip-flops and pulled on a cardigan.My gaze went to the digital clock on the bedside table.7:30 a.m.Shit.I will make both of us late for work.I rushed towards the door and no sooner did I swing it open than the strong aroma of coffee wafted into my nostrils. Curiously, I went to the kitchen. Was Sumit making coffee? That would be a first. I chuckled to myself. However, other than us, no one else would break-in. I mean the intruder would definitely not have breakfast with me or greet me casually, 'Oh hi there, just broke into your apartment but thought why not have some coffee before I leave'. Hah! I chuckled again at my stupidi