2. The journey
As soon as they sat back on their seats,Priya introduced herself while quickly glimpsing at him only to find him staring back at her.She blushed and started looking out of the window.The train had caught speed now and out she could see green pastures passing by.Somehow the sight of lonely fields made her heart sad and suddenly she remembered she had carried a novel to read for the journey.
Priya stood up to get the book out of her bag which she had kept on the berth above.As she got up,her mobile in her lap fell and Vikrant quickly bent and picked it up for her.Again their hands touched each other as he passed the mobile to her and again that electric current feeling passed through her body!"Thanks"she just managed to say as her hands were trembling with fear and excitement.Finally she had the book she wanted to read from the bag and once again she settled on her seat.It was Chetan Bhagat's book titled Two States.As she flipped through the pages to get her book mark,Vikrant remarked,"I too am an ardent lover of this author's novels.Almost read all so far,not missed any,I think.He is very imaginative,and his descriptions are very deep and enterprising"Vikrant was going on as though trying to catch her attention not being very pleased to see her reading.She looked up once,nodded her head with a smile and the dimple on her cheeks which appeared with the smile,almost had Vikrant fall head over heels in love with this stranger girl,beautiful but unknown!
Once again to get her attention,he asked,"Where are you going,Delhi,I suppose!"
"Yes,going to Lajpath Nagar to my friend's place.He's getting engaged and so we all friends are meeting up at his place."Priya answered,closing the flap of the book and looking straight at him.
"Ohh!"there was a despair in his voice as he said this and then quickly covered up his tone saying that he was going to Connaught Place to attend a business meeting and had put up in La Meridian hotel there."I will stay for five days here in Delhi and then return by same train to Bangalore" Vikrant expected her to state her plan but she only was nodding her head.
Now the train was approaching a station as its speed seemed to reduce and brakes seemed to be applied.