Everyone staring at them. A dark big room, lightly lit with rose scented candles.
It's the middle of the room where he was on his knees, holding a three day old rose, about to propose her.
"Hey! I love you. I truly do.
Will you be my girlfriend?"
"Wait! What? No. You were
supposed to say 'No', remember!!"
"Yes!! Right.. right.. I am sorry.. really..sorry. let's start it again. Sorry", she felt little embarrassed. "You are ok, right? We can stop practicing if you want. We still have like 4 weeks to present this drama at our College fest", he said trying to calm her down. "No, yeah!! I am fine. It's just.. i am messing up the line", a nervous smile is all she had. It didn't help up in anyway but still a smile is all you need to fool the world you know. "But let's take a half an hour break, please". She came out of the practice hall. She needed a cup of coffee to set her mind straight. She was walking towards the cafeteria and was thinking about all what is happening with her. "You need not to do this. Just to be around him, you need not to mess his play. You should quit. Yeah, I should quit. I will quit", she said to herself.
She texted the girl responsible for casting not to count her in anymore. She had her cup of coffee. Her hands around the cup, feeling the warmth. Somehow, felt the warmth flowing through the corner of her eyes too. She tried to wipe that away. "It's better this way silly girl", mind tried to invoke the strong girl program. "Hey!!", A sound and she was bound to turn around and look at the familiar face. "Just heard from Rashmi that you are dropping the play. Why? Didn't like your co-actor?", He said with a smile, resembling to one she had earlier. Yes, the "nervous, trying to hide everything under it" kind. "No, nothing like that."
"It's nothing. Let it go. You will get another girl to play the role."
"Yeah! But still why are you opting out?"
"Because it takes me immense courage to say 'No' when you propose me. I already did it for like 36 fucking time. It hurts like thousands needles. Every fucking time. I can't say no anymore. I fucking love you! You dumb ass. *(Jump to comment section. Small part there)*