Nila jumped off the couch to grab the camcorder. But the next moment, like the rain clouds that got blown away in the wind before the storm began her mind froze slipping in to autopilot. She fell on her knees and positioned herself for the smoothest and the safest landing possible. Her son Nikhil’s cute tiny feet taking his first small steps amazed her. For a moment she wished if Ashok was next to her. No one knew more than her, how eagerly he waited for this moment; his little prince standing on his own feet making the first baby steps. Time was flying after Nikhil was born and he kept her busy, amusing her every moment.
After making the first step, Nikhil paused for a moment looked at her. Slanting his head in her direction smiled showing his two little teeth sprouting on those bare pink gums. His look and the joyous smile made Nila feel like seeing a thousand full moons in the beautiful diamond studded sky before her.
Like a toy car that lost control, Nikhil moved quickly to balance his body aiming for mom. Briskly in one breath she counted One.. Two.. Three.. and Four, he just… fell in to her bosom. Nila curled her upper body and hugged him to touch and feel Nikhil’s soft skin wherever possible with hers. She closed her eyes, clasping Nikhil, forgetting everything around her. ‘Aaah… you naughty boy’ She screamed loud pulling Nikhil away from her and laughed enjoying the sweet pain and then caressed the bite marks on her breast. She lifted the giggling Nikhil, looked in to his eyes kissed him on his forehead and smooched his nose with hers like a butterfly trying to sip nectar from a dancing flower in the wind.