It had hardly been a month since Daniel had seen Lavina for the first time in the office Cafeteria. He had fallen for her cute smile and why not? She had the most beautiful smile that his eyes had ever witnessed. It was not that he had never seen a girl more beautiful than her ever. But she was special and nothing on earth could explain his feelings he closely guarded within the boundaries of his heart.
Both exchanged those curious gazes the first time their eyes met in the sparse crowd of the Cafeteria. Lavina's black kohled eyes seemed to question Daniel's dark eyes. His eyes had so much to ask yet nothing to answer. The time appeared to stand still and then both were rudely jolted back to reality by a guy in low waist washed out jeans and extra large T-Shirt hollering to his gang of 5 guys and 2 gals that it was getting late. He seemed to be in a hurry to rush home and had already stuffed his mouth with one chunk of Samosa and one more in other hand.
Damn!!! thought Daniel. "Had it not been for this guy, I would have atleast given her a smile." He glanced at his watch. It was 6:00 in the morning and the sun had already risen in Daniel's heart for Lavina. Daniel's eyes followed Lavina to the end of the alley where the alley ended into a pale clean whitewashed wall and he could see her no more.
There was something mesmerizing about Lavina that attracted Daniel towards her like a moth to a flame. A moth that flies into the heart of the flame unaware of the aftermath. By this time Daniel had been through a whirlwind of emotions and was all blank just like a volatile person led out of a hypnotism room.
He walked out of the cafeteria towards his bay. Was he dreaming??? There he saw Lavina standing outside his bay. Daniel's strength left him and went weak in the knees unable to carry his legs any further. Dragging himself and eyes inspecting the carpet floor, avoiding any further eye contact he reached the entrance to his bay. "Hi there!", he heard a faint voice.
To be Contd...