Love In No Smoking Times
Going down on his knees, a rose in hand, he proposed shyly, "Will you marry me, Radhika?
"Yes, i will!" She replied with an equally shy peck on his cheek.
"Oh my my! This is your first gift to me in one year of our togetherness.....i am honored!"
"Thank you, thank you, the pleasure is all mine!" Recovering quickly from a sudden burst of emotions, Radhika bantered lightly," But where is my first gift?"
He just smiled, enigmatically, "You will get it soon!"
What Radhika had not noticed was an unopened pack of Marlboro, discarded in the wastebin beside his study table.