The Lockdown Love
The Lockdown Love
"Flight attendants, prepare for take-off please." "Cabin crew, please take your seats for take-off." commanded Alandra, the chief airhostess. The passengers fastened their seat belts. Some struggled to put on their belts and Andrew was one among them. Alandra stepped near him with a broad smile and continued, "Excuse me sir. May I help you?". Andrew with a glimpse on Alandra and slight hesitation smiled and she who understood this offered to fasten his belt. "Bon voyage sir. Feel free to call me for any help at any time", wished her.
Andrew looked like a young teenager even in his late twenties. Tender bristles of mouche and beard popping out of his child like face made him look so cute and handsome. He appeared to be a shy personality with his short and lean stature. The flight took off from the Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow around 10:00 pm. As the flight took off the passengers were served with Pelmeni and meat broth with salty Vegetables. Alandra took intense care of the passengers and attended everyone and served their food. Most of the passengers ordered for their tequila shot, but Andrew who doesn't booze relented liquor. After the supper most of the elders closed their eyelids to rest, while the youngsters put on their headsets to linger in the world of music.
The next morning the passengers woke up and made their way to the lavatory. That's the place where the tragedy took place. Andrew slipped in the restroom and harmed his leg. Unable to bear the pain he screamed at the top of his voice. The passengers were worried and marched towards the washroom where they found Andrew being slipped on the floor. Alandra shouted, "It's a medical emergency". Alandra with the help of her co-workers lifted him up and made him rest. Andrew had a mild scar on his forehead and his leg had severe cramps. Alandra helped him further to become normal. Andrew thanked Alandra for her timely help. Andrew felt so comfortable with Alandra. He started discussing about him with her. He expressed that he was going to Paris, in a transfer, where he is appointed in wine brewery as a quality control manager. He spoke about his past life, about his parents, his career and future goals. Alandra was all ears to him. Alandra shared about her life to him, but in precise and not much in detail.
It was time for the flight to land. The flight landed at Paris and Andrew thanked Alandra once again and handed down his visiting card to her. Alandra with a smile wished him all success in all his endeavours.Both bid bye. May be that day was meant for great surprises and miracles. Alandra was not issued her return ticket to Moscow as the the national and international flights were suspended in France due to new corona cases.
The passengers were checked and were advised to stay quarantined for the following two weeks. Alandra was helpless as she was unable to move back to Moscow. She stayed in the airport residency for a couple of days. That's the time when she contacted Andrew. Kind-hearted Andrew came there to help Alandra. He met her often and did her the needful.
They both texted everyday through messenger & shared their thoughts and feelings. That's the moment where they understood each other intimately which made them beyond friends.Due to her prolonged stay in the recidecy, Alandra felt homesick. She expressed her feelings with Andrew. Andrew thought of taking Alandra to his home for a day to make her feel better. On seeing Andrew she was thrilled to an extent as though she was going for an adventure. Andrew welcomed her home. Alandra on seeing Andrew's house drowned in it's beauty, which had a vintage glaze of love and antiqueness.
Andrew poured a tavern of white wine for Alandra. Alandra sat on the open window of his house and started feeling accomplished after being home sick for days. Alandra sneaked into the nook and corner of his house and payed attention to every beautiful artistic works renovated there. She went through his book collections and found his passion towards reading books.Andrew just admired the way she gazed at her house as her home. Alandra too felt so comfortable being there. She discussed with Andrew about his passion and interests. Conversation developed between them. They found that their interests had a sync. That was the serene moment where the magic took place. Alandra hugged Andrew tight and felt a warmth in it. She reached further to peck a kiss on his forehead and finally succeeded.
Andrew rode his hands on her hair and patted her. Alandra wished to stay in his house and make it 'home'. They both stayed there. Early morning cuddles and midnight foreplay satisfied the two. Wine on the glass , books on their hands and lips on the other one's lips became their daily habit.They hid themselves under the bedsheet covers without spelling the word 'love'. The started their live in relationship. Days appeared so bright and elegant. Both slept naked in bed with the moonlight falling on them. They enjoyed every inch of skin when the world around was fighting pandemic. Mask on faces is only for strangers and no laws for kissing hard on Lips was imposed. So they enjoyed them to a great extent.
Some lovable feelings and emotions being enjoyed without the bondage of love is still an heaven. Enjoyed each others physically, both developed the love for each other. Not every love story can find physical intimacy after marriage. Some love stories can begin even after physical relationships. Both shared romantic phrases. Both developed the urge of love in their hearts.
And finally Andrew wished to endup this relationship by adding a meaning called 'marriage'. The church doors were shut inspite of pandemic and both wished to join hands when the pandemic ended. Finally, the day arrived. The pandemic was banished and cases were nil. It was Alandra's flight about to take off after a long-awaited period. Alandra bit bye and kisses from Andrew. She went back to Moscow to bring her parents to their wedding in France. Lockdown isn't a curse. Instead, a blessing to ignite a new beginning