They were having an argument and she was upset.
Being a pillion rider it was her habit to keep her hand on his shoulders, but not that day. She wantedly maintained a distance to *tell* him silently that she was upset and he was supposed to soothe her, compose her, pacify her. In short, utter some cute words about her..
They both loved ice creams and it was the perfect time for having one. They neared an ice-cream parlour and he said that he wanted to have one and asked her what would she want to have ?
She said that she wasn’t interested in having anything and that she wanted to reach home as soon as possible.
He said still he would like to have an ice cream.
But she was adamant and insisted on reaching home as soon as possible.
Dejected, he had no other option but to take her home.
After reaching home and staying quite for a while, both of them, waiting for the other to start, were just staring at each other.
Finally he smiled. She tagged along. (How much ever upset she would ever be, she cannot stop her smile when he stares at her. Her eyes especially. That serene look. That loving look in his eyes and she would fall in love with him all over again.)
She knew that he would always come up with something new to make her happy and so she would always pretend that she was upset even when she was not really upset.
She again made a face and asked what was he smiling for.
He knew that she was pretending, yet he loved to make her smile.
People get “highs” out of cocaine/smoke/drinks, but for him, “high” meant her smile. Her beautiful cute smile. It meant the world to him.
He played around and said that the world’s cutest girl was staring into his eyes, so he couldn’t help but smile 🙂
He was literally hitting on her and she was completely swept off her feet. Yet again. Even after being with him for so many years, his one sentence could make her weak in her knees.