Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge- Chapter 12- Lie low

I'll Be There Beside You 

Chapter 12

Today’s Idiom – Lie low

Meaning- If someone lies low, they try not to be found or caught.

The weekdays passed with great difficulty for me. Karthik and Santhosh kept pestering me with their insane jokes about the state of my heart. While Karthik took to singing love songs loudly in office whenever I was near, Santhosh would call me from other’s phones, pretending to be Lalitha. I knew that their pranks would fizzle out in due time, but I decided to lie low till then and avoid them as much as possible.

So it was with great relief, I walked out of my office on Friday evening. Lalitha and I spoke daily on the phone and our conversation continued into late nights. Lalitha and her mother were staying at Rashmi’s house in Bangalore and we decided to meet in the morning at Rashmi’s place. I could hardly control my excitement. I hoped that the day would go well. I wanted everything to be perfect but life rarely moves the way we expect it to, right?

The next day when I saw the dark ominous clouds in the sky, my heart sank and my hopes for a perfect day came crashing down. When I reached Rashmi’s house I saw Lalitha waiting for me. She was wearing a pink salwar kameez and I felt my heart skip a beat. I don’t think that I have ever seen a more beautiful woman and I considered myself lucky because Lalitha was not just gorgeous but she was the perfect companion for me.

“Hope you are comfortable sitting on my bike. Sorry, I don’t drive a car here since a two-wheeler is best for Bangalore traffic.” I apologized as Lalitha looked uneasily at my Pulsar bike.

“If you’d prefer we can take an auto rickshaw”, I offered as Lalitha still hesitated.

Then she looked at me and made up her mind. As she sat behind me on the bike, maintaining a safe and respectful distance, I smiled and hoped that I could bridge that small gap between us before the day ends.

You can read the previous chapters here-
Chapter 1                                     Chapter 8                
Chapter 2                                     Chapter 9
Chapter 3                                     Chapter 10
Chapter 4                                     Chapter 11


  1. you just seem to love writing...keep going

  2. Wondering if M will turn up the volume on their romance :) This brought out the reserved side of Lalitha nicely.

  3. Lovely :)
    You are welcome to check my A-Z posts here: http://sundarivenkatraman.blogspot.in/

  4. This is getting cuter by the day :)

  5. Aha ! a bike ride! how romantic!

    The romance between my hubby and me blossomed on his bike..those days he had a Samurai.....and how I miss that bike now!

  6. I expect a twist by the end of the day! Waiting :)

  7. This is going so well. Curious to find out how this day goes.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  8. So lovely Prasanna :) I hope the gap will be gone soon ;)

    Like It Happened Yesterdy

  9. Love is in the air. Beautiful one! Did I miss the post on letter K?

  10. Sweet cute romance brewing up! Hope they have a great day!

  11. That was cute... He is so in love and yes, kind of hope his feelings are returned. maybe the romantic bike ride will win her over:-)

  12. So cute! And very very very reminiscent of my own courtship too, this post :D