‘Cause If You Like It, Then…[ii]

18 Aug

Read the story so far here.

 

Peering into the darkness, her eyes fell on a figure crouched at her feet. He was on bended knee, holding out a dark velvet box with the unmistakable glimmer of polymorphed carbon.  Will you marry me, came the words from a galaxy far, far away, and echoed in the ether of that seaside town. Her eyes re-focused. Her ears nudged each other into soldier-like attention. Even her stomach stopped churning for the merest of moments.

Will you marry me, he repeated, as her brain tried to pinch her tongue into responding. Say something, it hissed. Anything!

So she did. Barf, she went, I’m going to throw up, and stumbled forward, bracing her body for projectile hurling. Miraculously, something else emerged. She heard a voice say yes. With an exclamation or two thrown in for good measure. And their eyes met as he rose at last.

The ring was simple and locally-bought. We’ll call it Thiffany’s, she giggled, as he slipped it on her finger, smiling and holding her gaze. But nothing in their lives was quick and painless, so why should an engagement be an exception? Remember the bright blue door she had stopped outside? At the precise moment that the ring went on, it opened, and a figure emerged.

 

(To be continued…)

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8 Responses to “‘Cause If You Like It, Then…[ii]”

  1. M... August 19, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    Gah. Stop with the suspense all the time woman! We want more 🙂

  2. chandni August 19, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Loving the story, hating the “to be continued” part.

    Out with the rest OJ!

  3. sukanya August 19, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    cant wait for the next part…dont end it there ok…keep going forever:-)

  4. rajni August 21, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    I echo the others.Get to the next part fast!!
    And belated wishes for Navroze.Hope ytou had a blast:)

  5. chroniclesofdee August 21, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Love, love, love 🙂

  6. Orange Jammies August 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    M…, Chandni: Sigh. That’s all I am to you folks. A story-churning machine.

    sukanya: Because my real name is Scheherazade? 😛

    rajni: Thanks! I did.

    chroniclesofdee: Thank you. 🙂

  7. Aunty G. October 20, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    And so, the love-story is revealed
    So glad that barf remained congealed
    Anticipated ‘Happily ever after’
    Dissolves into laughter
    As “bright blue doors” are remembered ad endings repealed!

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