It's been a month since I returned to India. Life has been, well, busy. In this one month, I was under the training of my father on how to be a perfect CEO. At first, I was like, okay, this work is not for me because I am not a workaholic like my father. I am more of fun and lazy person. So when my father started placing about 30 bulky files on my table on the first day, I almost passed out. But now, after a month, I became a mini version of my father. In the initial days, dad used to accompany me for meetings but after like two weeks, he was satisfied with my performance and since then I was on my own. Initial days were tough without dad's help but however, I succeeded. I also shifted to another house. It is about 30 minutes away from my parent's house.
Right now, I am getting ready in my house for a charity ball where most of the business men and other wealthy people are going to be present. Dad and mom are the ones who usually attends this but this time they asked for Iyla and I to tag along. I am not at all interested in this but what can I do, dad literally ordered me to go. After wearing my black suit, styling my hair and wearing my Rolex watch, I was ready to go. I entered my Grey Porche and the driver drove to the destination. The charity ball was being held in a very expensive hotel. As soon as, I got out of the car, the media threw a ton of questions at me. Mainly, asking when dad is going to retire and hand me the company. Why can't they just mind their own business?
Dad, mom and Iyla have already arrived, so my next task is to find them which is pretty hard as the hotel was filled with hundreds of people. I saw a lot of girls giving me those lust filled eyes but I didn't even bother to give them a second glance.
"Iyaan." I heard dad call. I turned around to see him and mom standing together. Mom was busy talking to someone while dad gestured his hand for me to go closer to him. I walked towards them and my mom looked at me.
"You look handsome, Iyaan." Mom said.
"Yeah, you do but not as much as me." Dad said clearly jealous of my looks.
"Adi, stop being jealous of him." Mom said.
"What I am jealous? I don't even know the meaning of jealous." Dad said. Mom narrowed her eyes at dad and dad nervously smiled at the look on mom's face.
"You are jealous. Just admit it." Mom said and I took that as my cue to leave. I don't want to be in between two old couples fighting. After talking to some of our business partners, I thought of escaping this party but I am sure that dad is going to hunt me down and kill me. So, I slowly moved away from the crowd and started walking in a random direction. Suddenly, someone bumped into me. All I heard was a 'ouch'. I quickly caught on the arm of that person to prevent her from falling.
"I am so sorry. I didn't mean to." The soft voice said. It was like she was afraid that I am going to do something. Her eyes were casted on the floor and small strands of her hair was fallen on her face. I had this weird urge to tuck them behind her ear. She was fidgeting with her fingers like she was nervous.
" No it's okay. I am sorry it was my fault. Are you okay?" I asked. She slowly lifted her face and her brown eyes met my black ones. She was beautiful. She seemed natural unlike other women here. She was not caked with makeup nor was her lips painted in red lipstick. Her hair was tied into a bun and she wore a simple dress that matched her light makeup.
"Yes, I am fine. Thank you." She stuttered nervously. I offered her a small smile and moved out of the way so she could walk to wherever she was going. An hour was spent by me, playing games on my phone then I decided to check on dad and mom.
"Mom, dad, can I go home,please? " I asked once I saw them.
"Hush, go talk to some business man or something. Once, Adi retires you have to come alone for all these function, you are aware of that right?" Mom asked and dad nodded. I almost want to elope from these responsibilities. Damn! Never knew this was hard. However after talking the conversation took a turn to the topic marriage. I am only 23, I wanted to be a bachelor and enjoy my life at least for the next 5 years. I am not ready to get married and start a family now.
"Iyaan, mom is calling you. She is over there." Iyla said pointing to the place mom is standing. I nodded and excused myself from the conversation. I walked over and saw my mom talking to the girl I bumped earlier.
"Hey mom, Iyla said you wanted to talk to me." I said.
"Yes, so this Amaira and Amaira this is my son, Iyaan. " Mom said introducing to each other. I smiled at her which she returned.
"She was my-" Mom was cut off by a very excited voice.
"Iyaan." The familiar voice said before I could say anything I was tackled into a unexpected hug.
"Damn, woman." I said and heard her giggling.
"So missed me?" She asked looking at me with a smile.
"Lucky, I don't wanna say it but I did miss you." I said.
"I knew it. I am so full awesomeness to not miss." She said flipping her hair. I tried to stifle my laughter but failed to do so.
"So, this is my mom, Roopitha and mom this Lekisha." I said introducing her to my mom. Mom smiled and hugged her. The girl that was standing next to my mom was now gone.
"So when did you return back?" I asked. Lekisha or Lucky as she like to be called is my best friend. Lucky, Charan and I studied together in college. We all met in Australia and immediately became friends. Charan decided to take a break from this busy life and is currently on a world tour.
"Today morning. I decided to settle down here."Lucky said.
" That's great. "I said. Atleast it won't be boring anymore.
What do you think of Lekisha? You think she is good or bad? Iyaan bumped into Amaira. What do you think is going to happen next? Don't forget to like and comment.