Maya wasn’t different. Maya was just like any other girl, simple and hardworking. She never realized her late-night chats with Z were being extended longer and longer. They almost spoke through the whole night.
But then Maya usually had to work in the mornings so she had to leave. She normally took naps in the afternoon. She didn’t realize her studies and work were getting affected, she didn’t realize that she was losing her balance.
One night around 3 am, suddenly in the midst of their chats, Z wanted to meet her up. Maya knew Z was drunk, so she said she won’t meet him, but he wouldn’t give up. He was not ready to give up. Maya could understand that there was something beyond friendship between them, but then she was hesitant. She knew that she couldn’t afford to take a risk so she somehow finally convinced him not to come down to her house that night.
Previously on Chronicles of Maya: Co-incidence or Fate
Next-Day at 6 pm in the evening there was a knock on Maya’s door. She opened the door and saw Z standing there with a bouquet of pink roses, exactly the ones she loved. She gestured for him to come in but there were butterflies in her stomach. As their eyes met Maya started feeling a sense of attraction towards him.
That evening Maya cooked for him, and they had a lovely dinner. As time was approaching for Z to leave, Maya just wanted him to stay. Z was telling her about his childhood, his college days… as he spoke there was a sparkle in his eyes which intrigued Maya, she was in a trance. Suddenly Z pulled her in his warm embrace and kissed her. It was short but as they broke apart Maya pulled him again and this time they kissed. It was soft yet passionate. It was a cold night too, one thing led to another and they finally made out.
The next morning Maya was the first one to wake up. As her eyes opened she saw Z sleeping beside her. She smiled to herself, she was happy but then a realization hit her. Was it a just one-night stand for Z?
to be continued…
Edited by Kuntala Bhattacharya from Travelogue of Kuntala