[He has to remember🎻]
Meenah writes ✍️
I sat still on a stool as Anushka applied henna on my palm. She’s very good at drawing and I think she’d be really successful if she begins her career as an artist.
The maids packed my hair for me adding Diamond stones to it.
Our ride to the next kingdom was ready.
“Am done Ranu. Do you like it?” Anushka asked.
I stared at my hands and smiled.
“You did a great job Anu” I replied.
“That’s good, now pay me” she said bringing out her palm.
“I have to pay?”
I asked not believing this crazy friend of mine.
“I want to buy some fresh fruits there at Bavana kingdom. They sell the best mangoes” she said putting her stuff away.
“Must you always think of food?”.
“Food is life” she beamed.
No wonder she’s so plump and chubby.
I rolled my eyes and stood up.
There were so many jewelries and rare gems on me.
It sparkles and glitters.
“Wow…Ranu, you look so pretty. The prince will be a fool not to like you” she said and winked at me.
I just smiled wyly
Am so nervous.
I was in my room fixing my clothe.
Of course I’ll say ‘no’.
No matter how good looking a girl is, I can’t possibly like her in a day.
Mom and dad will see they’re wrong after today’s event.
I can’t get married.
Am not ready.
The door burst open and I wonder who it was.
Nobody dare enter my room like that,
“Where’s that cute chicken of mine?” Lakshmi asked walking into the room.
She climbed on my bed and folded her legs together like a Chinese monk.
Lakshmi, my best friend since childhood.
“Hey Javan. Ready to see princess Ranu?” She asked in a teasing manner.
“Isn’t it too early to be sticking your nose into my private business?” I asked coldly and she chuckled.
“You’re still angry, aren’t you?…” She asked enthusiastically.
“Why shouldn’t I be???!!
I hate being controlled or forced into something. I don’t know this girl and I really don’t want to. No matter what, am deading this marriage!!!” I yelled furiously.
“Javan…” She called as I stormed out of the room.
I was about to get to the mom’s room when I felt Lakshmi hold my wrist stopping me.
“You have to be humble Javan. Think of your mom’s health.
For the first time in her life, she’s asking you for a Favour. Do it for her Bro” she said calmly and I exhaled sharply.
That’s why she’s my best friend.
She just knows how to talk to me.
I turned from mom’s door and turned to face her.
“Escort me to the dinning” I said non chalantly.
She smiled and held me by arm as we left.
Oh lord shiva.
Save me from this…
We had arrived at Bavana kingdom.
Ranu and I were in our ride.
We were passing the market place.
All those fruits were tempting.
I have to buy them now or I will faint.
“Ranu,Actually, I’ll meet you all at the palace later. I need to quickly buy some cherries” I said taking my phone from where it was.
I told you we are in this together” she said looking quite nervous.
“Ranu…pity my tummy” I grouse.
“You’re unbelievable Anu, just go” she jibed.
“Driver, stop here!” I yelled.
He stopped the car and I alit waving at Ranu as they drove off.
I’m sure as hell happy now.
I walked back to where I saw the fruits.
I was on the look out for the trader when I bumped into someone.
Am so plump so I lost balance almost falling but he held me by my waist pulling me back on my feet.
He held me on my waist?!!
I landed a hot slap on his dazzling cheeks.
He held it in shock.
“What? Why would you hit me after I saved your a-s from hitting the floor?” He asked abacked.
“You pervert! You intentionally walked into me and held my waist. You still have the guts to speak?!” I rapsed.
He rolled his eyes.
“I don’t blame you, you desperate fat cow?” He muttered.
My eyes widened.
Someone’s gonna die today.
I slapped him again and grabbed him by his collar.
People gathered to separate us while I pounced on him mercilessly.
We arrived at Bavana kingdom’s palace and I couldn’t be more ‘awkward’.
Am so not ready for this.
And Anushka had left me.
The royal family welcomed us warmly and we were taken to an exquisite dinning hall.
There was so much delectables and scrumptious looking meal aligned on the fancy table.
Mom and dad took their seats close to king Charan and queen Freya.
I sat on my seat.
Where’s the prince?
“Ranu, as our custom have it.
The maid will take you to the garden where you’ll be alone with Javan. You both have enough time for yourselves. To signify you both are okay with the marriage, you must return to this table with him by your side” Queen Freya stated with her calm voice.
Oh lord shiva,
What a task!
How do I do this?
Alone with Javan in a garden.
The maid approached us and signaled me to follow her.
Mom gave me an assuring look so I stood up my feet feeling wobbly…
What if he doesn’t even look at me?