2. The Night


Why does my life feel like some cheesy tamil flick?‘ Sanju thought as the aunties in the room kept giggling for no apparent reason.

She did not understand why they were so shy and hush-hush about something like this. Its not like this is going to be her first time or her first time WITH Krish. She had to stifle her laughter as that thought crossed her mind. 
Krish’s family knew that they dated briefly. But none knew that they were actually just friends with some extra benefits. 
Sanjana met Krish through a mutual friend at a party. They did go out on dates but more than romance they clicked in a different way. When things heated up between them, they decided to try out the novel idea of Friends With Benefits. Something everyone thought and still think is a myth. 
Well if not for this awkward marriage things were going pretty smooth between them as far as Sanjana was concerned. 
Moments later she found herself inside Krish’s bedroom. She has never been here. Her earlier visits to his house was restricted to the first floor living room and kitchen. She noticed that her bags were lying in the corner of the room and started rummaging through them to find a good enough sleep wear. She was sure as hell not going to sleep in silk saree. 
“Looking for something?” Krish’s voice startled her. 
“You scared me there idiot.” she got up holding a set of pajamas. 
And then it was silent. Both of them just stood there not knowing what to do next. 
“Uh…” Krish broke the thick fog of stillness. “Why don’t you get changed? The dressing room is over there.” he pointed at the door behind Sanju. 
Nodding she hurriedly left. 
Once safely behind the door she thought ‘Its not like he hasn’t seen me naked. Why in the world am I changing in here?‘ 
By the time she came back he had switched off most lights leaving the night lamp. 
Sitting on the other side of the bed Sanjana spoke. “What now?” 
“You mean right now? Or as in what-happens-next-in-our-lives now?” 
“The latter obviously. I just want to sleep tonight mister.” 
And there I thought marriage would mean more sex from day one.’ Krish sighed. 
“Sanz… Nothing changes according to me. You are just going to be living in a different house and share a roof with my family. That is all…” 
She was not convinced with his answer. But she knew they both did not have a better answer. 
“Oh! And don’t bother to wake up soon tomorrow. Mom mentioned some temple trip later in the day. So save up your energy.” He said pulling up the sheets. 
Awkward moment part two for Sanju came up now. She has never “slept” with anyone. Not after she turned 10. They have never been cuddle buddies or had the opportunity to sleep off after their rendezvous. 
Taking in a deep breathe she pulled the sheet over her and hoped she does not kick him off the bed.


Up Next- The First Date


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