“Good morning sir.
I am Ms. Samiksha Samuel.” She said with a mixture of emotions of nervousness, anxiety, and joy but with confidence too. With a knee-length midi dress, hair left loose with light makeup done, she stepped forward. Her beauty was naive and soulful, any man would yearn for it.
“Please take your seat”, Karan replied modestly. Hoping that his thumping heartbeats were not audible to Aarun and Samiksha, he set his eyes on her and barely could think.
“So it’s your first working experience?” asked Aarun.
“Yes sir. But be assured, I will not fall short of your expectations and my work will speak for me”.
Samiksha’s words impressed Aarun and of course Karan.
“What should be the one reason, we should appoint you for this post Samiksha?”
She replied with a smile, “Your heart is the best judge for this reply. I believe the following heart leads us to the right choices in life. And yes universe helps me to choose. You can also ask the universe am I the right choice for your company?”
Karan’s heart had already given him the reply. The universe had already answered his question. But he also sensed the effect she had on his system. Since the minute he dashed against her, then saw her strolling in his office, and now, when she was right in front of him, he knew for sure.
She is the right choice…
He wanted her in his life badly, no matter if it was professionally, for now.
“Thanks, Samiksha. We will get back to you”, he replied with a smile on his lips. But Aarun knew his choice already.
“Thank you, sir”. Saying this, Samiksha picked up her file and started to move towards the door.
She stopped and turned around. “Do you remember our brief encounter today, in the morning with my Duster?”
Karan asked finally…
“Of course yes sir. It wasn’t your fault but. I was in a hurry and took a wrong turn because I wanted to reach my destination on time.”
Samiksha replied with a smile.
“Sir, may I leave now?”
“Yes Samiksha, sure”.
Her lips, the upper lip had a slight pea-shaped bulge in the centre. Delicate full lips, so beautiful, thought Karan. Her eyes, with the innocence of a child and the charm of a woman. Her elegant height. She was his perfect match, sent by the Almighty Himself. He felt. So beautiful and pure, unadulterated.
Smiling never leaving his lips, Karan looked at Aarun.
“Shall I get the appointment letter typed?”
He asked looking at Karan’s face.
Karan knew his bestie had fathomed his heart as always, and he said, “Yes.”
Smiling, Aarun left the room leaving Karan lost in Samiksha’s thoughts, her feeling, and her innocence.
He knew. Karan had fallen for Samiksha, deep and true.
Samiksha called out after barging into her home.
Mrs Maria Samuel,
a calm and poised lady, who had brought up Samiksha into a beautiful human, a sensitive soul. Samiksha’s beauty was the reflection of her inner purity, her grace, inherited from her mother.
“I guess the interview went very well sweetheart”, said her mom with a smile.
“Hmm. Yes, I can say so. At least I felt like that. Sir liked my attitude, and am hoping to get this job Mom, I will get it right?”
“Why don’t you ask your best friend, the universe.”
“I already did.”
“And what was its reply, my baby?”
Mom was staring at her angel, waiting in anticipation.
“Positive”, Samiksha said with a giggle.
“I have made arrangements for sending the appointment letter to Samiksha, okay bestie”, Aarun informed his boss, and his friend, Karan. ” She will receive it tomorrow, alright. So tell me. What happened actually? Have you met her before? What is so special about this girl? You were looking at her with a different view my dear”.
Karan almost blushed.
Aarun was waiting for his answer.
“I met her in the morning today. I mean my car just dashed against her, luckily it was just a small collision. She didn’t get hurt. But since I saw her, I am not able to forget her child-like face Aarun, I mean you saw her face? So naive and innocent. She is so different from others. She is so kind, and also beautiful, so understanding, so confident.”
Karan could go on and on and on. But the knock on the door interrupted their convo.
“Sir I have mailed the appointment letter to Ms Samiksha, and a hard copy of it has been sent to her home.”.
“Thanks, Varsha.” Karan turned to Aarun who was waiting for the complete narration from Karan.
“She is a deserving candidate and will handle her duties well Aarun. I am sure. My heart says.”
“Do you still have it with you, my dear?”
A smile on Karan’s lips was his answer to Aarun.
“Mom, I did it”, screamed Samiksha after checking her mail. “I got this job, and I am so happy Mommy. I will give my best Mom. Got to rush into the kitchen to bake my favourite vanilla cake.” Saying this she hugged her dear mom.
“What’s this fragrance? Hmm, it’s Vanilla.” Karan was talking to himself. He got up and checked his kitchen. It smelt of vanilla flavour. He opened his fridge and found vanilla chocolate cake inside. “So Saru has made this for me, no doubt I could smell vanilla from my bedroom.”
He took a knife,
cut a piece of the delicious cake and tasted it. “Hmm, yummy.Thanks a lot, Saru. You know my taste for cake.”
“Umm. What a yummy cake.” Samiksha spoke to herself licking off the cake bits from her fingers.
“Thanks, universe for gifting me with this passion for baking. I wish I could share this yummy cake with someone of the same taste. Mom likes chocolate and Jummy likes mixed fruit. My dearest Universe, please send someone who I can share my vanilla cake with.”
Jummy was Samiksha’s diary, her best friend from school days.
The night was cold and breezy.
Samiksha smelled vanilla after making her favourite cake. Lying down on her bed, she was curious about the first day of her job. She turned to her left, then right, then again left, a smile never left her face.
Karan was not in a different condition from hers. He too was restless on his king-size bed. Thinking about the fact that She would be working in his office made him excited happy and impatient too.
The night seemed longer than usual, each of them thought. Samiksha was waiting for the first job opportunity she got in her dream company and Karan was counting the moments so that he could be near her.
“I wish I could share these feelings with you mom, I am really missing you at this moment.”
Dressed in her best,
Samiksha was super excited about her first venture of job.
“Hello Samiksha”, said Varsha to the newly appointed PS of her boss. “Hi.”
“Yup,” Samiksha said with a smile.
“Please come with me.”
Varsha led Samiksha to her cabin. “Vow, it’s beautiful.” She noticed two chairs.
“This is yours”, Varsha pointed at one and Samiksha wondered whose was the other. Before she could ask, Varsha spoke.
“Sir likes to choose every minute detail of his office himself.”
“Come, I will take you to him.”
were now a bit faster, as they proceeded towards his cabin.
“Sir, Samiksha is here”.
“Welcome to our company Samiksha, please have a seat”.
Varsha left the cabin full of Samiksha’s heartbeats and Karan’s hidden smiles.
For a few moments, there was silence in the cabin. An unknown restlessness and racing heartbeats filled the room.
“Did you like your cabin Samiksha?”, he asked looking at her with his intense look.
“Yes sir”, Samiksha replied with a smile mixed with unsaid nervousness.
“Are you ready for your new venture? This is your first job right.”
“Yes, and also a dream coming true for me.”
He was eager to know about the dream she just talked about.
“I have heard about how you established your business with your determination and persistence. You are an inspiration to many Sir. It will be a great learning experience for me.”
Samiksha was ready with her diary.
Karan explained her duties and briefed her about his clients and the tie-ups.
His gaze never left hers…
And she noticed his charm for the first time since they met.
His height was a perfect match with hers. The deep intense voice could touch the deepest feelings of a heart. Masculine features. His beard is the most attractive feature of his face. His ways of making a person comfortable. And the manly aura with a poise. A perfect man.
She thought, with a deep blush on her cheeks.
“You may go in your cabin and wait for me. I will join you in 5 min and we will be browsing through some important files. It will help you to know our company better.”
“Sure Sir, thanks for everything.”
She left his cabin.
As she came back to her cabin, she was smiling to herself. He certainly had an effect on her nervous system.
An everlasting effect.
“May I come in?”
Karan asked Samiksha after opening her cabin’s door.
She got up from her chair in a hustle.
“Sit. I will be showing you the information on the computer. So relax.
There was a huge cushioned chair next to hers. He came and sat on it. So it was meant for him. Huge enough to accommodate his persona.
“This computer is protected.
As we have confidential data in it. Sam . .”
And she looked at him in anticipation…
“Um. I meant, Samantha. My previous Secretary had all the records stored in this one. Its backup is with me on my laptop. One is here and the other at my home. So the data is safe in 3 places.”
“Is your nickname Sam too?”
“Yes,” she said with a giggle. “I have one more.”
“And that is?”
She said with her kiddo smile.
Karan looked at her with his killer smile.
“See these”, and he took her on a tour of his company’s achievements and futuristic plans.
And talking about the same….
“Sir, I know now that I am in a workplace which is going to bring out my best and I assure you, I won’t disappoint you.”
He was looking now at her face with the same feelings he felt when he saw her first.
“I know that Samiksha, welcome to the KV group of companies.”
He put forth his hand for a shake. She had an adrenaline rush when she lifted her hand from her lap and slowly, suddenly with a hesitance, returned his handshake.
was firm, yet assuring. He looked deep into her eyes and both were silent for that moment. A mixture of feelings was flowing through them both. She had handshakes before too with her other males. He too had done the same with countless ladies and girls. But this feeling was certain.
For him, he held a part of a world of upcoming joys in his hand.
For her, she could feel the firm and secure closure of his hand around hers.
Their worlds were not the same, any more.
Lying on her bed that night, Samiksha’s mind was flooded with Karan’s thoughts. She was missing him.
“Is it love at first sight?”
She asked herself.
No. Maybe I am thinking too deeply. He is good-looking. Um, very very good-looking. Charmer as well as a perfect gentleman. How caring and gentle he is.
Sami dear, control. What’s wrong with you? He is your new employer. First job, first work experience. Focus on your goal Sami.”
But she was still changing sides on her bed and her restless mind had a new tenant in it, Karan.
As she was getting ready the next day, her phone rang. It was Karan on the line.
“Good morning Sir”,
Samiksha spoke with a bright smile on her face.
“Good morning Samiksha. So all set for today?”
” Yes Sir. “
“Then get ready. I will pick you up from your home. We are going to meet our new client Mr Ketan Shah.”
“Um… ok Sir. I am almost ready. But please give me five minutes.”
She quickly did her make-up and ran down the stairs after bidding goodbye to her mom.
Karan was leaning against his car, checking his phone.
“Hello, sir. Where are we going?”
“Andheri, Lokhandwala complex. I told you about our new client Mr Ketan.”
“Ready sir. Shall we leave?”
Karan started his car. With Samiksha on his side, his day was already made.
“You like deep shades, don’t you?”
“I mean the shades you chose are intense, deep. The strawberry colour dress you wore yesterday, and this orange mixed with yellow.”
She was a bit surprised at his keen observation of her dresses since yesterday.
“Yes. I love these shades. I believe life should be like these colours, passionate, intense.”
Blinking her eyes Samiksha said to him.
“Which one is your favourite?”
“Pink, like the lipstick shade you wore just now.”
flushed on her cheeks and she was suddenly conscious about how he observed her.
She was seated next to him. His presence suddenly made her nervous.
“Say something, Sami, I hope you don’t mind me calling you by this name?”
“No sir, surely not.”
After the meeting, it was around 12.45 pm and they both headed towards the car..
And they drove to a nearby restaurant ‘Feelings’.
“This is my favourite place for food”, Karan said with a smile.
Samiksha returned the smile while wondering how comfortable they both felt in each other’s company.
“What will you have Sami?”
“Sandwich or pulaav.”
“Alright, sandwiches for me too. Soup?”
“Um, no. I am not much into healthy eating habits you know.” Grinned Sami.
“And something sweet for later.”
at each other at the coincidence of their choice and laughed it out.
“I just love vanilla flavour. Also, it’s just irresistible.”
“Me too. I also love that flavour.”
And they finished their lunch with talks, discussions and last but not least, their vanilla cake.
“Seems like they have added a tinge of lemon to this sir. It’s just heavenly.”
Karan smiled, and was happy he brought her to his favourite place of dining.
He noticed a small bit of the cream on her upper lip.
“Just a moment.” He took a tissue and wiped the bit of cream from her lip. His touch sent tingling sensations to her nerves throughout her body in the chilled ac dining room.
“Are you fine?”
He knew the effect he had on her.
“Yes, I am.”
Samiksha lied to him. Because her heartbeats raced like the fluttering wings of a bird.
She was lost in this newly found feeling. The comfort and ease she felt when he was next to her. The magical touch ignited several dormant yearnings in her . to feel him, touch him. Know more about this Man named, Karan.
While driving back to the office, each of the two was introspecting this newly found need. An urge to be with the other.
They fell for each other. hopelessly.
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