Spark & Spice: Bonus Chapter: The Surprise

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Nandini was humming a beautiful melody to match with the song on the radio, while preparing for a grand welcome for Manik. After a hectic schedule of 2 weeks at Berlin, he was returning back to Paris, to her!!!

That too, just a day before his birthday!!

It had been one year and four months since they were married and still, it felt as if they had met just yesterday. Their life had been nothing less than a roller coaster, though an extremely exciting and thrilling one. Flashes of last one year ran through her mind. So did their beautiful trips – Lucerne, Engelberg, Barcelona and the last one taken six months ago – a beautiful vacation at Bahamas.

Life with Manik might not be perfect, but it had it’s own sweet and not so sweet moments. All in all, it was just as it should be. Just as she had wanted and imagined.
It was life – after all!

It had been going smooth since a few months. 2 weeks ago, Manik had to leave suddenly to sort some discrepancies and work-force related issues at their Berlin office. No one in their group was experienced enough to handle such a delicate matter which had caused a crucial emergency. And Manik didn’t want to trust anyone else. Berlin was an important location.

Dadu was not really doing well, these days. He had some blood pressure issues. So, Nandini decided to stay back and take care of dadu as well as Paris Head Office!! While Manik left for Berlin.

What was supposed to be a job of a couple of days, took 14 days… 2 weeks…

This was the longest they had stayed away from each other, after marriage…and they were missing each other like crazy…

She didn’t call him or text him during office hours as work should not get disturbed, she believed. He was thankful as being a workaholic, he too could focus on his work and didn’t have to deal with a nagging wife.

After work, leisure time was for each other. So, they talked for hours on the phone, sent messages and professed how much they were missing each other.

He had promised her that somehow he was going to finish the work and be back before or on his birthday! She didn’t want to miss it and he didn’t want to spend the day alone.

The song at the radio changed and so did Nandini’s mood too. From peppy, sparkling to deeply romantic!! She stirred the ingredients of blueberry cheesecake and invariably smiled thinking about how the lyrics matched her perfect love story with Manik, The Malhotra, her husband.

She had never known that she could love someone, so much!!! But she did!! Loved him to the moon and back, with all her feelings focused on him… with every emotion, she had in her heart…

The phone rang… It was him…

“Hey Nandu, missing me??” He chuckled.

She grinned, “No wayyyyy!!!”

He laughed, “Yeahhh… yeahhh… I know how you are counting every second, of every minute, of every hour, of every day till I reach home… so stop lying, okay!!”

She leaned by the wall in the kitchen, sighed and whispered softly, “Come back, already!!”

He pursed his lips in glee at the way she had said that she wanted to see him soon. He replied, “I know, how difficult it has been. We have been away for the first time, after marriage…”

“And for so long….”

“I’ll reach by evening…”

“I’ll be waiting!! Err… Manik…” She blushed as she said.

“Hmm?” He hummed a small sound with an adoring smile.

“I have a surprise for you!”

“Surprise??!! What’s that??” He was suddenly excited about a birthday surprise.

“You’ll get it when you come here… but I am sure about one thing… it is definitely going to blow away your mind…” She blushed and disconnected the call as he had to board the flight from Berlin to Paris.

He was more than elated to hear about the birthday surprise, but once he started putting more thought into it, it drove his mind towards crazy territories…

Surprise???!!! 

What surprise is she talking about???  She spoke about something that will definitely blow my mind away???

Ohhh shittt!!!! Is it…??? Is she…??? Is Nandu pregnant???

Did she know that she was expecting before I left for Berlin?? Maybe, she got to know it now??  

Dadi has been going crazy about it since a few months. She was nagging Nandu before we left for Bahamas… I think, all they talked at home, these days was about comvincing me and Nandini to have a baby…

Has Nandini given up before her??

No…no…no…no… She had always maintained that she doesn’t want the responsibility of being a mom, so soon… even I am not ready for that… No way!!!  We are too young and immature for that… even now, we fight like kids…we take impulsive decisions… we are not ready to become parents!

But then, Nandu is crazy man… she can do anything…

And the wild time we spend with each other, sometimes… Did I miss using protection some day?? … Shitttt… Shittt… I should ask her…right now!!!

The more he thought about it, the more he was sure that ‘this’ was the only surprise a wife will give to her husband after marriage… He took out his phone to call her but was signaled to either switch off the phone or put it in ‘airplane mode’ as the flight was about to take off!!

Half-heartedly, he turned his phone off and spent the next few hours, wondering about the surprise!!!

………………………………………………….

Dadu, dadi and Maya chachi left for a dinner invite at Cabir and Niki’s new house. They asked Nandini to accompany them but she insisted to stay back. Everyone left after giving her some knowing, teasing smiles as they were aware that it was Manik’s birthday, just the next day and he was coming home tonight!!

Nandini had prepared an Indo-European feast for him – all his favourite Indian dishes as main course and European desserts, sweets, blueberry cheesecake. She checked the temperature of Champagne and set tall crystal glasses!!! She asked all the helpers and chefs to retire as he was coming late and she wanted to be alone with him, now that the family had left too.

It was already time…

As it was an Indian feast, quickly, she changed into a sexy lace saree, with silk blouse in muted red and burgundy, dual colour… their favourite shades merged into one… it was one of the pieces designed by her…

She applied subtle makeup and was back to the dining table as she had small nitty-gritty details to take care.

Hardly few minutes had passed when she was startled by two arms circling her from her back. She couldn’t mistake these arms, even in her sleep.

She jumped in joy, “Manikkkkk!!!” Turning to face him, still in his arms, she threw her arms around his neck and hugged him tightly. He lowered slightly to reach her level and hugged her back, in an equally warm embrace.

“Seems like someone missed me??”

“Big time!!!” She whispered as she almost had tears in her smiling eyes and upturned curve of lips, both of which she buried deep in his chest. Taking a deep breath over his shirt, she whispered, “I’ve missed your scent around me…”

“Just the scent?” He chuckled.

She gave him a light punch on his chest, blushed and buried her face more in him. He chuckled and drew her closer to him. “I missed the entire ‘you’ like hell…and all you can talk about is ‘scent’…”

She sighed, “Hmm… what to do… You fascinate me so much!!”

“And you scare me…so much!!”

She turned her face to him, “Scare you?? How??”

He rolled his eyes and they separated. “Ever since you said that there was a surprise, I was restless… now, tell me quick… what’s it??”

“Have patience, Malhotra!!” She turned him around to send him to their room. “Freshen up… get changed…”

“You know that I have no patience!! Then why do you ask for it again and again… now, let’s get to the point…” He was anxious and tapped his fingers on the chair impatiently.

She loved it and decided to tease him. “Okay…Let’s have dinner first!! See, I’ve prepared an Indian …lavish feast for you… you’ll end up over-eating, I promise!!”

He made a cute baby face and whined, “Come…on…yaar!!! You know how hopeless I am …how restless…  inside … deep inside… do you get it???” His frown made her laugh.

“You are so cute, Manik…aww… such a small thing troubled you???” She teased him, squeezing her eyes and turned away to get tall champagne glasses.

He huffed, “Listen… I really hope… it is …not…” He stammered before speaking the exact words.

She pressed her lips at the way he was getting impatient and was now jumping to conclusions. She giggled, and troubled him more, as she whispered with a red blush on her cheeks and lowered her eyes, “Hubby dear… It is your birthday gift!!”

He gawked at her with eyes wide opened, “Oh no!!! Shittt mannn… how did it happen??”

“How?? What do you mean by how?? I am a woman with rightly placed hormones, as you say about you, always… I am young, beautiful, hot… am I not??”

“Of course!!” He shrugged, rolling his eyes and walked away.

“And you are a handsome and sexy man… trust me, you are!! So, we are not doing something weird…”

“Not weird, Nandu…but it is…” He frowned and searched for a few words, with knots in his brows.

“It is… ???”

“Too early??!!!”

“It’s not early, Manik!! We are already late… it should have happened, just the next month after I came here…” She teasingly pressed her lips and looked around.

“Next month?? Gawddd… your views changed like anything after I left for Berlin! I shouldn’t have left you…”

Trying to be serious, she assured him, “No worries… I know that you are going to love it!!!”

“Love it??? Urgghhh… I’m scared like hell…”

“Don’t get scared, Manik… it’s nothing to be nervous about!!” She started laughing at his silly antics.

“Why not?? I am not even prepared for it!!! And look at you… you are laughing…!!!!”

“I’m laughing because you look so adorable!! I love you so much. But honestly, please don’t get nervous and go ahead…”

He frowned, “It’s a responsibility of a lifetime, sweetheart!”

“Lifetime??!! Are you kidding me…?? These days, a new set of lingerie doesn’t last even 3 months and it shouldn’t be continued for hygiene sake… and you are talking about lifetime???”

“What….wait… what, what, what???” He was once again staring on her face like an idiot, “What did you say?? Lingerie????”

“Yeah…” She nodded seductively and tilted her neck to smirk, “The new design in lingerie, a fusion of burgundy and red, our favourite colours!!”

He sighed in relief, opened his mouth to take a deep breath and turned away hiding a sheepish smile, knowing very well that she wasn’t going to spare him now! He had jumped to conclusions, behaved impulsive and dear wifey never leaves a chance to tease him and hold blunders against him!!

He was right!!

She rolled her eyes and rested her one hand on her waist, other on the table near her. leaning suspiciously to one side, she asked in a cute, serious voice, “What were you thinking, by the way???”

“Nothing!!” He shrugged with a chuckle.

“Nothing?? Oh really??” She stepped ahead to tickle him, but he caught her hands and turned her around to hold her tightly from behind, “You tell me… you knew what I was talking about and was confused … but you went on teasing me!??”

She giggled, “You looked so cute with that frown and worry on your face!!”

“I was really worried, you silly!!!”

She giggled more, “Won’t I talk to you before I give such heavy surprises?? It’s a BIG decision. It cannot be just mine…”

He became serious and turned her to face him, “I want to be prepared well both career-wise and emotionally before bringing our babies in this world… they need all the care and attention…”

“I know…” She touched his cheek affectionately.

“I hope you are not thinking about babies and angry with me for not making a decisions.”   He pulled her closer in a hug, with his hands around her.

“We’ve talked about it…You know that I think the same …”

“Thank God, you didn’t get carried away by Dadi’s push!!”

“But she keeps trying nevertheless…”

“I know!!” He tch-ed… “Thanks for dealing with her. You know you are amazing!! Right?”

She smiled, “I know that…”

“And we will make amazing babies too!!!”

“Yesssss!!!!” She nodded strongly, “Manik, I know that we will make beautiful, adorable babies together and we will love them like we were never loved in our childhood. It’s just a matter of time…”

He nodded and separated from her, feeling glad that they understood these aspects of their life. After a moment, he sniggered and bit his lower lip under his teeth when he stared at her face. She could notice that hint of tease in his eyes.

“What???” She whispered.

Teasingly, he whispered, “So what did you say the surprise was?? If not a baby??”

“Forget it!” She blushed and tried to move away.

He held her elbow and stopped her. Turning her to face him, he spoke in a sexy, compelling voice, “Now… Mrs. Malhotra… I would like to see that marvelous creation by you, that created all the confusion!!”

She squeezed her beautiful, kohl-lined eyes, held the lapels of his shirt with her pretty fingers, and pulled him closer to whisper in his ear. “For that…Mr. Malhotra…  you will have to undress me!!”

He grinned, obviously thrilled, “Now? Or after dinner?”

“Your choice!” She lifted her chin cutely.

He ran his finger over her nose and lips, “Do you have any idea how much I love you?”

“Hmm… not more than I love you.” She chirped.

He watched her satisfied, happy face. It warmed him up. “And I also love how you make every moment of my life so fascinating. How did I find you? By luck?? Or good Karma?”

“We found each other by a stroke of destiny! We were destined to be together. We were two parts of one soul, born in different countries, wandering in search of the other half to complete us. When we bumped into each other, we sort of connected. Despite all differences, fights, misunderstandings, contrasting personalities… we would breakaway, but find each other again and again… we stayed with each other, chose each other over everyone else…”

“Is this what we call…” He let his last words linger, for her to complete them.

She nodded to confirm and smiled gorgeously before she completed it.

“A soulmate!”

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This was the last part of Spark & Spice.

Writing Spark & Spice has been an emotional journey for me. It was exhilirating, thrilling, draining at times, mood-lifting at so many times but more than everything, an emotional experience. 

Every time, I end it, I feel low. It’s kind of separation anxiety. As if my baby has left me and I won’t write it again. It has grown up to leave me, to have a journey of it’s own.

Pardon me, if it appears silly and senseless.
I am like that.
Most of the times, I make no sense.

I didn’t write it this time. But I did read before posting it. The feeling is still the same.

Love you for pouring sooooo much love on this story. As I have said before, it was a star at wattpad with more than 1 million reads and thousands of votes and comments. We used to discuss every update and I loved reading readers’ responses, predictions and questions. I made most of my friends during this story. 

Love and gratitude are all I have for all of you. I will never be able to thank you enough. Each reader, each like, each comment is precious for me.

Take care. Lots of love. Stay blessed.

PS: The book will stay here for another week. Then, I will edit the first part and send it for publishing. 

 

 

 

 

105 Comments Add yours

  1. Aashna Jain says:

    hey …are u alright ???? u havnt uploaded anythin from so longgg…missing readin ur books…

  2. KUDRAT says:

    Didi
    Aap tik ho naa
    I pray sab tikk ho 🙏🙏

  3. chendubundu says:

    Hey all is well with you! Its been a while since you posted anything…usually you at least put up a note on the landing page!

    Take Care!!!

    1. chendubundu says:

      Oh BTW, I love the new layout!! its so amazing!

  4. singhsanskriti27 says:

    When will you update?? It’s been too long!

  5. Isha says:

    Plzzzz update tangles and ties or beyond every border… plzzzz

  6. Anonymous says:

    Di when will you update Tangles and Ties ☺️

  7. Kt says:

    Di when will you update tangles and ties??
    I m eagerly waiting 😘🙈

  8. riiaasingh050930 says:

    This is an amazing story… I have enjoyed each n every part of this story… U wrote it so nicely…luved the bonus chapter..thanks for sharing this story again with us on this festive season…. I m in love with your writing 😘🤗

  9. haripriyaax_ says:

    Hey manita di. I hope my mail reached you. Have been waiting for your reply since so many. If possible please check out my mail I’ve sent you. I’d be glad! :)) <3

    1. Manita V says:

      I’m not sure if you got my reply Priya… I replied to you on the same day that I got your mail…

      1. haripriyaax_ says:

        I checked di but I didn’t receive your mail.. :/

  10. gursheen says:

    Di, when would you update TT

    1. Manita V says:

      possibly tomorrow

  11. Prachi says:

    Can’t believe that this story came to an end. I feels like yesterday that i started reading this story and couldn’t wait for more chapters… 
    I have to say that i now understood y everybody was so mad about this story nd i sincerely feel bad for not reading it earlier on wattpad.iloved each and every moment of the story except last few where manik was kinda obsessed with harshad … but the last few chapters have been amazing. This bonus chapter was a cherry on the cake nd even i for a sec thought that she is pregnant 😆
    Surprised to see chachi being so typical even after living in paris for a long tym.😞harshad’s changed behaviour was terrific..nd manan were as usual manan 
    Can’t believe tomorrow this story would not show here…but seriously thank you for posting it once again .. I hope I could read this story again in the future..

  12. jnit02 says:

    Lovely story….’m already missing spark & spice🙍

  13. Muskan says:

    Belated happy birthday dii 💫💫God bless you with abundance of happiness and positivity . I feel lucky to share same zodiac sign with you . You are the best writer and a amazing soul I have came Lots of love 💖 

  14. kiran+arora(Ray_Sam) says:

    Hey❗️
    Wish you belated a very very happy 🎂 birthday
    I know I’m late 
    but then, wish amazing and healthy year. So that, we can get beautiful stories to read by an amazing writer. Which is you⁉️
     

  15. Salriz says:

    Happy birthday dear lots love ♥️

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you 🙂

  16. chendubundu says:

    Oh It was your Birthday!! A Very Very Belated Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a great and amazing day with friends and family! and lots of cake to eat! 

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you 🙂
      Yeah, I had an amazing day and had lots of cake too :))

  17. Tanvie Sharma says:

    Dear Manita di❣
    I actually didn’t have courage to read this last chapter. I ignored it for fewdays but then I know I have to complete it.Every story has to come to an end that too on a beautiful note.💟
    This story has taken my heart. it’s the first story of yours that I have read completely now.😄
    🌼It was such a delighting experience. I don’t know, I am so emotional about the endings. My heart gets heavy. I feel strange nervousness thinking no more of this. What would I do now.
    I am really going to miss MaNan and their amazing moments.💌😍😍
    💮It’s so strange we live in this world. . We live each and every moment of the story.We know everything is going to end well despite all the hardships. On the other hand in real life we have no idea how life is going to turn up. I wish it was same in real life that we would know endings would be happy.☺☺
    🌻Again, thank you for writing it and then again  uploading it inspite of your hectic schedules for us.. I am waiting for it to get publish, so that I can keep them with my self  forever.😍😅
    🍰. May lord bless you with infinite happiness,  happy life!

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for all the lovely words that you wrote for the story. May God bless you and gives you happiness of the world.
      I know, life is unpredictable and uncertain but stories are one respite that take us away to a world that keeps us smiling.
      That is why we don’t want them to end.

      We will write more stories and be together in this 🙂

      1. Tanvie Sharma says:

        Yeah, we will 😇☺♥

  18. Pratibha says:

    A very happy birthday dear Manita…. I think I’m late but I was not aware of it. And this is the first time I’m writing a reply but i really adore your works and they are soooooo wonderful…… 😍Even though I knew about Spark and Spice in wattpad but i read it only in wordpress. And I love your work Tangles and Ties also a lot. May God fulfill your wishes and may God protect you from all the negative and Plagiarists.Your works are so lovely and….i have no words  to explain what I feel…… I’ll try to write to you if possible. Once again Happy Birthday🎂🎉🎁 and be happy😙😙

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and words of encouragement.
      Stay blessed 🙂

  19. Shanayagold says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Dii….!!!!!!! Sorry for the late wishes.

    1. Manita V says:

      Please don’t say sorry. It’s really a small thing and it’s not like I announced and you didn’t wish. I was offline and very few people knew it. So it’s cool 🙂

      Thanks for wishing!

  20. Manvi says:

    A beautiful journey this was!!! ❤

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you

  21. Lahari says:

    Thank you for uploading the book since the time I saw your post on Wattpad that you have completely removed your books from Wattpad I felt so sad that I couldn’t read them because I just love your writings the way you describe the situations or the way you show the bond is just amazing ❤️ I have already read this story in wattpad but while reading Tangles and ties I got to know that your books are again again being copied Trust me even I felt sad for that because all this is your hardwork and just seeing it being copied is so heart breaking. Anyways I loved this book so so sooo muchhhh❤️❤️ Thank you for making us relive Manan again. It’s so damn beautiful ♥️ 
    Belated happie birthday di ❤️
    Sorry to ask but I m eagerly waiting for Tangle and Ties to get completed but that’s fine I will wait for that 💕💕

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for wishes. Thank you for liking my stories.
      I will start posting Tangles & Ties soon 💖

  22. Kt says:

    Happy birthday dii🎉
    may u live long and stay blessed 😇💖
    Apni bday pe plz hume gift dede bahot sari updates ka🙈😂

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for the wishes 💖💖💖

  23. Gursheen Chadha says:

    Happy birthday pyaari didi 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you dear 🤗🤗

  24. chandrasan says:

    Happy happy birthday di 😍❤ hope u had amazing working day ❤ i know I had already wished u in insta but this blog is so spl for me and I am more connected with u in this blog so i want to wish here as well!!! Just want to say u are spl for everyone over here, stay same always coz u are amazing the way u are 💕 sending lots of love ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you all over again 🤗🤗🤗

  25. gursheen says:

    Thank you so much for for giving all of us to read this beautiful beautiful story once again. I feel so fortunate to have come across you and your stories. This was the first story that I read from all that you have written and this shall always remain close to my heart. I can undoubtedly say that you make me fall in love with MANAN all over again. So much good wishes and love your way. You’re always in my prayers. And really sorry for being Mia, master’s started and I hardly get time 🙈
    Anyway, I would like you to continue with this story please please…. write some more parts about parenting, them with their kids. Please

    1. Manita V says:

      Don’t say sorry. Studies are always more important. Read the stories whenever you get time. Commenting is not important.
      Take care 💖💖

  26. Excited says:

    Happy birthday Didi Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you my writer didi
    bar bar din ye aaye baar baar mein likhati raho aur hamare liye bus yahi hai aarzoo
    Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday to you love you love you so much
    Happy birthday didi 🎉🎇
    Lots of love to you
    And really sorry let Ho gayi mujhe aapka birthday yad tha Mera exam tha is vajah se main let ho gai and lots of love to you you are one of wonderful writer aapki story padhne ke bad Meri English mein bahut help kari hai meri English bahut improve Hui hai and I just wanna say that I love you so much for regularly updating the stories and it’s not just a story it’s something I always crave to learn, addiction Ho Gaya to mere liye aap ki story padhna aur thank you so much aapane park and spices ke  parts inspite yahan is form per update kiye Banda mein kabhi hai itni pyari si story Kabhi nahin padh paati aur mafi mangna chahti Hun ki main comment kar paati hun, due to some reason
    aapse bahut kuch shikha hai you are responsible writer do apni chhoti badi chij ka dhyan rakhte ho ki unko padhte waqt koi problem na ho .
    Spark and spice bahut hi loving story hai many stories ke sare paath padh liye but but I am waiting for Manan kids  just like daddy and bua you know now we are same nagging fans aur ham bhi Manan ki tarah Kabhi change nahin hoge manik a word that we are never gonna change 😜😛
    But mujhe pata chal gaya tha that nandini not pregnant , isliye nandini ke character ko janti ho balki isiliye ki main apni writer didi manita Didi  ko janti Hoon 
    At the end just once a thank you so much ❤️
    And wish you all the years all the life happiness love smile and peace which is really important is a real life mein Shanti bahut jaruri hai.
    writer didi I am waiting for next ice wala aapka FanFiction fire and ice kyunki  mein nahi pada hai uske sir mein kuchh 10 chapters padhe hai to please aap Aage update kar do kyunki mujhe pata hai ki kyunki mujhe pata hai ki vah bhi aap ki tarikh fanfictions ki tarah blockbuster hi hoga
     
    So waiting for fire and ice 💕💕

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for all the lovely words. They mean a lot to me. Stay blessed and happy 🤗🤗💖💖

  27. Sanskriti Singh says:

    Hey…happy birthday to you!! Just realized its your birthday and came running to wish you. Lots and lots of to our writer sahiba!! Thank you so much for filling the gap in our lives with your heart warming stories!! Your stories have the capability of healing a wounded heart, trust me!!! Words aren’t enough to praise you!! You are a PHENOMENAL WRITER!!!! 
    As for spark & spice….. It took my heart away from me!!! It actually did!! I felt every damn emotion through this story of yours!! The only good thing that happened to me last month was Spark & Spice!! This is hands down the best story I’ve read!! You know, for someone like me who’s never been in love, you made me wonder how amazing it’ll be to experience this feeling. Emotions!! You understand them to some different depth!! And that’s what really connect us readers to you so strongly that we feel as if you’re a part of us! I feel as if you know me :-)) 
        Well…happy birthday again!! May you get whatever you wish for. Can’t gift you anything as of now…but some day whenever we’ll meet, I’ll gift you something special. Coz you’re special :-)) 

    1. Manita V says:

      Your words touched me. Thank you for making the day special for me. It really means a lot 💖💖🤗🤗

  28. ushgokarn says:

    Very very happy to read the book all over once again at a stretch… Thank you so much for this happiness. Sorry to ask you little more in the form of ” fire n ice ” once again…pls…

    1. Manita V says:

      I will do that soon 💖🤗

  29. ~Shiv~ says:

    This story is blissful!! First book I read of you.. Can’t express in words how close to heart this story is ❤️ Thank you for posting again 🤗

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you. Each word of love for this story makes me feel like a happy mommy :))

  30. Ruchi Garg says:

    It’s an amazing journey for the readers also… Getting a chance to read a beautifully written story and that too in one go. Every day there is a wait for next 4-5 chapters to get more into the story and now when the story is over there is mixed feelings of contentment and sadness… Contentment of the completeness of the story and sadness of missing something. Today I knew there will be no more updates from Spark and Spice but still kept on checking the mail for any other update as I am used to this routine of reading at least one update of your any story in a day. I knew as a writer it’s not possible to update daily but can’t help it because writers like you who write such amazing story and involve us in the journey of your story, makes us very greedy day by day. Thanks for Spark and Spice… Waiting for the next update of another story.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you Ruchi. This message touched my heart. If I could, I would have updated every day…
      That’s one of my favourite things to do and that is how I used to update during Fire & Ice and Spark & Spice days.
      I am going to do that now with my other stories as I love writing everyday and the daily connect with the readers 🙂

      Lots of love. Stay blessed 🙂

  31. Mohini Patil says:

    Hii diii!! Don’t know what to write now I’m speechless and emotional too. You are such an amazing writer. I’m addicted to your stories. You know this was my first manan ff which I come across randomly and when I started reading the story addicted to manan. Then I read F&I which was another blown to me like how someone write so accurate. Then for studies I take a break from reading in the hope that i will read it again, but when I come back I got know about your issue about copyright which was disheartening for me and then you start your new story T&T when I was going to quit wattpad because I was not getting proper story to read.Thank you dii for publishing this story again. Waiting for your next story and sorry i don’t comment on your every chapter. 

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much Mohini,
      This is such a sweet comment. I’m happy that so many people followed me.
      And commenting on every update is not a criteria to be with me. I would never ask people to comment or read as I know that people are busy.
      It feels great to me that amidst the busy life, all of you remember to log in here and read my story :))

      Stay blessed!

  32. Chendubundu says:

    There are so many emotions with the ending of the story. Glad that i was able to read it again. Sad that it was done.  The story never bores me how many ever times i have read it before. Always has same  the thrill, excitement, anxiousness, smile and all things mushy 😝😝. Loved it, love it and will always love it. 
    This was the first of your works that i ever read. Then went on to read F&I. I hope we get the privilege of reading that again soon. Not to forget The Masquerade too. 
    all the very best for publishing this story. 
    i may not have commented in every chapter. It’s only because i couldn’t stop reading in the middle😂😂

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for reading Saumya. Love you for writing so many beautiful words for the story.
      I will begin editing it soon as the novel format and will send it for publication.
      I always say that – commenting on every chapter is not how I view reader’s love for me or the story.
      You are special and will remain so. Thank you for being there with me 🙂
      Lots of love

  33. chandrasan says:

    It’s the end 😭 one of my favorite story of urs 😍 thank u so much for publishing here on our demands!! It was so refreshing and amazing feeling reading it all over again 💕 it seems like our day starts and ends with ur story❣ thank u once again di 💖💖

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for giving it sooooo much value and importance in your life. It means the world to me. Love you for being a strong support at all times.
      There are few people who I know will always be there, even when everyone leaves. You are one of those few.
      Stay blessed. Stay happy.
      Take care

      1. chandrasan says:

        Awww am there for U always ❤ and I know u will be there for me whenever I needed u. U never know how happy i feel after reading this comment of urs 💕❣ love u so much 💖💖

  34. Lavanya says:

    Hi Manita….I am so glad i discovered your stories. This is best ever …and i am so looking forward to read all of them. You are so blessed with words and putting real emotions there. I felt so connected….have read so many other manan ff but only in your stories i can find them real and true..how we know them. Looking forward to reading few more from your treasure. 

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you soooo much for choosing to spend time with my stories. It means a lot to me when someone decides to read and then tells me that she liked it.
      You have no idea how it makes my day.
      Lots of love. Hope to keep you entertained with more such stories.

  35. Kshitija says:

    Heyy dii
    thank u soo much for this mesmerisingly beautiful story💜
    it is clearly one of my most favourites!!
    though i would like to read it again and again forever but I understand that u need to safeguard your hardwork!
    but i hope u always know that there is a wellwisher in me for u not only because u write the best stuff but also because u have a beautiful soul😃💖
    so thank u for everything….
    i have not commented on each chapter but i really loved all of them and thoroughly enjoyed this journey of spark & spice😃

    1. Manita V says:

      I always tell everyone that commenting on my stories is not how I evaluate or validate my story.
      My book/story is precious to me and I write it for I love to write it and for all those who love to read it and it makes them smile.
      You will never see me asking people to vote or comment, as if you are busy, I understand. If you are reading and tell me once that you are reading and liking it, I feel happy 🙂 🙂

      Thank you for all the lovely words. They brought a huge smile on my lips :)))

  36. Apurva says:

    Lovely story. I am planning to start reading again. Hope it will remain for some time…..

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, it’s here for a week more 🙂

  37. PriyankaM11 says:

    No wonder why people are this crazy crazy for you and your stories Di. 💖 I still remember when I was new to wattpad then one of the writer has wrote on her wall that she wants to read a good Manan ff and anyone can suggest a good one to her. At that time most of the stories were yours which people suggested.Only T&T was present their in your profile and this stories were not their. But then too soo many readers had suggested this story. Now I got to know why everyone loves you soo much. 💖
    And today I am gonna miss the updates Di. You had that magic on us. Every night I used to read the updates and then sleep. But today I think i won’t be able to sleep.

    1. Manita V says:

      Aww… I will soon post other stories too 🙂

      1. PriyankaM11 says:

        Eagerly waiting.. 💃💃💃

    2. Priyanka says:

      That’s true I also so this story in Nivedita wall on Wattpad her Wattpad I’d is @mananxnandinii  she suggested this book who is looking for a good MaNan FF and I must say it’s really appreciate her that bcoz of her I got a real life experiences with every emotions you portrait is so marvelous it’s hard to know that it’s the end of this story with beautifully written ✍️✍️👌👌👌👌👌 by our very own beautiful writer thnku 😊 so much dear for this beautiful creation in the form of lovely story I’m very excited to read this story in novel form and plse I’m eagerly waiting for your others stories to read plse update soon T&T, fire and ice and post soon 

  38. ksarah200322 says:

    I do not read many wattpad Stories.Infact i hardly follow any ITV shows off late.But Manan was special.After i finished Yaariyan,I explored some wattpad stories but they could not hold my interest.I chanced upon some twitter accounts who would rave about your work.I think i started following your work when you just started with Tangles and Ties.I was mesmerized to say the least.The initial chapters had blown me away.I neve waited so impatiently for any update or story ever.Then i read people referring to your other works like SS and Fire and Ice and Twisted Minds.I wanted to read all of them even if it meant sacrificing my pesonal time for sleep and other things.Just as i started with SS,you deleted it from Wattpad owing to Copyright Issues and i was very sad.Then i started following your blog for Tangles and ties updates and came to know you will post the SS all chapters this month.Trust me,this month is the most hectic month for me workwise and my kid having his half yearly exams and with all the festivals lined up.But i would still keep track of your updates an dmake sure i finsh them even if it meant i was awake till 1 or sometimes may be till 2 A.M.Suddenly i felt like a teenager feeling all varied emotions with every update of SS.I had never been so enchanted by any book i read even though some were from best selling authors!.
    The reason i can read your works again and again and love them so much is because the characters are very strong,well written,and the ocnversations between them are very captivating.The characters are flawed but the justification provided is equally gratifying.I can write pages and pages praising your works but i will have to end this here.You are an awesome writer and the way you make your characters speak,converse and discuss every small detail is amazingIn fact conversations betweem MAnan in your works is very exciting and sometimes i feel it is better than the original show.
    Please keep writing and weaving wonderful conversations and stories around Manan and continue to make our lives enriching.

    1. Manita V says:

      Hey, You made me speechless there. I don’t know what to say. Thank you so much for investing your faith in me and giving my stories a try. I’m glad you liked them. I can imagine how busy you might be in the last month as I have 2 kids and had the festival too. Sorry to bother you so much and thank you for sticking by. I hope you will like my other stories too. And I will keep writing as long as people keep reading 🙂 So thanks for making me write! God bless you. Lots of love to you!

  39. Vaidehi Krishna says:

    This was my second time reading this and I am as speechless as I was after reading it on wattpad. Even during that period, I used to wait for every updates of yours and read it with great enthusiasm. This time,even though I was aware of what is gonna happen next, I used to wait for ur updates with same excitement. During last one week, I used to wake up in the morning and one of my initial thoughts were that I would get to read a few chapters of this story.
    I started reading your stories from the time when u used to update the initial chapters Fire and Ice and never failed to read any of your stories there on. I am absolutely in love with the characters as well as the character development in these stories. Falling in love with your characters and getting emotionally attached to them is really easy. And I can proudly say that I am one of those readers who used to and got the opportunity to read your stories from the Fire and Ice time and managed to get deeply into your all other stories.
    Thank you for being the amazing writer you are, for giving us these characters and May God bless you!!!

    1. Manita V says:

      It’s such a lovely feeling Vaidehi, to see people staying by me since the days of Fire & Ice.
      Thanks for being there through my thick and thin, good and bad moods, happy and not so happy days…
      To see you supporting me even now, after exactly 2 years ( Fire and Ice) started in October 2017… it gives me a support and motivation that cannot be described in words.

      Gratitude is all I have that I can give to all of you. Thank you. I’m here coz of readers like you. So take the credit.
      Lots of love to you.

      Stay blessed and stay happy :)))

  40. Shanayagold says:

    Ohhh Godddd……!!!!! Imissed it so so much. This was the story the led me to you in wattpad, can’t believe it already ended and is going to be published into books…😍😍😍 And trust me yours was the only notification I eagerly waited throughout the day. You just captivate me, just like manan are captivated under each other’s spell, with your writings. Hope you are shower with joy and keep writing like this. love you so so much…..!!!!!! 
    P.S. What happened to TM…???? Eagerly waiting to hear from you.(And excited to be your beta reader for the book. I just wish that i can become your beta reader for all the others too….) Don’t blame me its your falut you write such amazing stories😍. Just kidding though….

    1. Manita V says:

      Can I just hug you??
      You are so so sweet. Yes, I remember that you are one of the beta readers and I really thought that beta readers actually left me so I was wondering if I should issue another notification for the same or should I simply go ahead…

      TM is complete but as I was going through a lot of stuff for last few months, so I kept it apart for some time because I didn’t want the book to suffer in case I have mood swings.

      I will now be editing it for the last time and sending for publication.
      Shall Post a notification soon for beta readers… be prepared 🙂

      1. Shanayagold says:

        Yesssss…….I wish I could hug you too…!!!!! Yep I will be eagerly waiting for the notification from you…😍😍😍😍

        1. Manita V says:

          Very soon 🙂

          1. Shanayagold says:

            Di I could never leave your stories ……and it is sweet that you remember me😍😍😍

  41. Sandy sharma says:

    I am already missing this story . 😢😓 

    1. Manita V says:

      I miss it too…whenever I end it…
      I may someday, write about their future, their kids and them as parents 🙂

      1. gursheen says:

        Please do that 😍😍😍 I will be waiting

        1. Manita V says:

          Certainly 🙂

      2. anmolawasthi767 says:

        Will be waiting for that day❤

  42. Pooja says:

    I am sure there are mannnyyy like me who read this story again.. and given a chance wil keep re-reading 😍 this was the first story to begin my wattpad journey .. and it wil forever be special 🥰 there were times when I just wanted to load ur notifications with my messages .. that was the impact .. no matter how many times i read, I keep smiling to myself like a love stuck puppy 🐶 I have seen the updates coming up late at night and that leaves me speechless for ur love and dedication towards all of us as readers❤️

    U are my most fav writer … and only writer whose all works are just mind blowing and wil forever remain with me .. one of the very few writers who understands MaNan well and creates such beautiful stories .. not just MaNan the other non MaNan stories like Twisted Minds And Beyond every border are also the ones that keeps me wondering in awwww 🥰..

    Thank you 😘😘

    1. Manita V says:

      I should be the one saying ‘thank you’ Pooja.
      Thank you for giving me a chance to tell my stories, reading them, promoting them to your friends, appreciating them and motivating me to write more.

      I couldn’t have asked for more. This fandom and my readers have been precious to me and I love you all so much that I am not able to sleep unless I post coz I know that people must be waiting for updates. Hence, the late posts :)))

      Love you for always being there and supporting my work. Heartfelt gratitude.

      Stay blessed. Stay happy. Stay with me :)))

      PS: Your dp is gorgeous :))
      ‘nazar na lage’

      1. Pooja says:

        Hayeeeee thanks 🙈🙈

  43. Aastha says:

    O god I’m gonna miss reading this book sooo much. Such an amazing journey it was. Thank you for giving us this amazing book❤❤❤🙂

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for reading it dear! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  44. Angeleverr says:

    Love ya too di 
    Thanks a big one for this story..

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for being there and always being so motivating!
      Lots of love to you :))

  45. DBRSR1822 says:

    Speechless, spellbound..is what my condition is…even when I read this story on wattpad I was stupefied…..and my condition is no less now…I am sooooo much in love with this..if anybody asks me which is the best Manan book I have read…then for sure it is SPARK & SPICE…..I am really short of words di…I am thankful to God for this amazing talent of yours…to be honest this is the 3rd time I am reading it and I still feel those emotions portrayed each time I read…it makes me feel so connected to Manan..feels as though its happening in front of me…once again..Thanks a lotttttt…for this work di….All the best for the publication of this book too…Take care diii

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much Sweetheart… It’s the love of my readers that makes my books special and makes me write them.
      Stay blessed. Stay Happy.
      Lots of love to you 🙂

  46. Salriz says:

    One of my favorite book from Wattpad ♥️

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much. It means a lot when readers say that 🙂

  47. Tanu Shree says:

    MARVELOUS JOURNEY!!! GONNA BUY THE FIRST COPIESSSSS!! ALSO, are the characters going to be MaNan only? 
     
    NEVERTHELESS, THANK YOUU SO MUCH!! ❤❤❤ Also, your new profile picture looks very pretty!! ❤❤

    1. Manita V says:

      The characters have to be essentially MaNan as this is a Manan story. If I have to change for copyright issues, I will make only minor changes.

      Thank you sooooo much for liking it and writing back to me. Your love and appreciation means a lot.
      Thanks for liking the profile pic :))

  48. G says:

    And that’s why I call them love!

    1. Manita V says:

      Yes, these two are … My S&S Manan!

  49. Mspagal says:

    Awesome and too good and it’s so beautiful and  are you going to sell a book of this story 

    1. Manita V says:

      I will get it published and see what I can do about it. Making money has never been my objective. But I would love to safeguard it and keep it copyrighted under my name…

  50. anmolawasthi767 says:

    Thank you for posting this amazing book here as I have not read it earlier…Loved it ❤❤

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you for reading and liking it!

  51. weirdfascinations says:

    I was lucky enough to read the book twice without interruptions. It is amazing how you got us connected to two fictional characters. Somehow I had detached myself from the fandom but your books always keep me connected to them and I love that. MaNan is something which is really close to me and you have done full justice to them.

    1. Manita V says:

      Thank you so much dear. I remember you from wattpad and it feels so reassuring when old readers read again and tell you that you did fine.
      I will always be grateful.
      Lots of love to you 🙂

      1. weirdfascinations says:

        ❤️❤️❤️

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