“Anika here is the poison. Mix the entire quantity so that the poison will slowly kill him suffocating him to death.” Daksh said with epitome of hate.
“Thank you Daksh. You dont know how good you are. SSO is a beast who spoiled many lives and I dont care dirtying my hands in killing him but why must you spoil. You dont deserve this. ” Anika said while mixing the poison in SSO coffee.
“Anika I love you and I am ready to do anything just to see your happiness. Your happiness lies in killing SSO and mine in your happiness. So I will always be with you dont worry.” Daksh lied and stroked her cheeks which made Anika uncomfortable.
She immediately stepped back causing Daksh to close his fist in frustration as he couldnt touch Anika.
“Okay Anika let me go from here now before anyone sees me. All the best. If there is anything wrong dont hesitate to call me.” Daksh said and left to his cabin.
After few minutes Anika’s mobile rang and she picked up without noticing the caller ID.
“Where is my coffee?” SSO said looking from his glass door to see if Dadi is coming back after looking around the office.
“So now you remembered about my coffee. I thought you must be busy.” Anika said as he didnt call her for coffee even after two hours of his arrival.
“So my tigress is angry with me. Okay let me woe her. But for that you need to come to my cabin in 2 minutes with my coffee.” SSO said smiling.
He came two hours back with dadi but was excited and nervous to show Anika to dadi and understanding him dadi gave him space in pretense of looking around the office. As soon as dadi left SSO immediately called Anika.
He was waiting for her to come inside when he heard a sudden knock. He immediately stood on his feet and opened the door to welcome Anika while bowing his head down.
“Welcome my Princess.” He said welcoming her in a royal style.
“Thank you my grandson but I think your princess hasnt arrived.” His dadi smiled making SSO to look up.
“Dadi you? I thought its Anika. But you went to roam around the office na then how come you arrived so early.” SSO said in a go.
“Am I dreaming SSO is speaking non stop. Now I need to look at the Princess.” Dadi said smirking making the SSO blush.
Before they can speak further they heard a soft knock and SSO instantly knew it was Anika. His hearts wont lie. He opened the door and stood staring at her without moving.
“Ahem Ahem Chote will you move aside so that I can meet her. And I promise the balance eye lock session can be done afterwards.” Dadi said causing SSO to embarrass and Anika to shock as she didnt expect others at this time.
“Come on dadi I am not staring its just that I am feeling full after the heavy breakfast so I am taking fresh air.” Maan lied and sat on his chair while hiding his face under the file pretending to engross in work.
“Okay then let me have the coffee as you are feeling heavy and busy.” Dadi said and took the coffee from Anika’s hand and started sipping it while hiding her smile seeing their fallen faces.
“Oh how I wish it was me who will be drinking Anika’s handmade coffee but no I need to use the business brain.” SSO started cursing himself.
Here Anika was shocked as everything went wrong her tongue got tied she came to her sense only when she heard Dadi coughing holding her heart.
“Dadi what happened? Are you Okay?” SSO tried patting her back but of no use.
The poison started showing its effect and started coughing for breath holding her chest. Blood started oozing from dadi’s mouth which made SSO scream for help.
Hearing his screams Daksh and Jeevika came running and was shocked to see the situation. Jeevika immediately called the ambulance.
Anika and Daksh were happy with the situation. She was happy seeing SSO sad and destroyed. What if he didnt drink the poisoned coffee and destroyed physically he is emotionally getting weak. She smiled in happiness but suddenly something in her heart stirred seeing SSO numb eyes. He is slowly numbing off and didnt settle her seeing dadi fighting for life.
“Anika your target is SSO then why are you killing an innocent soul?”Anika said to herself and made a run to the pantry.
She dissolved a handful of salt into a jar of water and ran towards dadi. She made dadi to drink the salt water continously without giving her a break. Due to excessive of salt water dadi immediately vomited all the contents from her stomach. Anika made sure that dadi vomited everything until she passed out and at the same time ambulance arrived taking Dadi and Anika along with them. SSO followed them absent-mindedly while Daksh immediately sat down on the floor and started clearing the coffee vomiting etc on the floor. (Jadhu Pocha lol suits you Daksh)
Jeevika saw Daksh washing the floor and felt it fishy and secretly took the coffee cup without his notice as she felt Daksh is somewhere related with Dadi’s attack.
After cleaning everything so that there is no evidence against this act he moved to the hospital where dadi was admitted and saw SSO sitting alone and Anika was standing afar from him so he slowly tip toed towards Anika and asked her.
“Who asked you to save that old woman. If she would have died our route would have cleared.” Daksh blurted in anger.
“No Daksh she is innocent our revenge is with SSO not his dadi. If we kill his dadi then there is no difference between us and that SSO.” Anika explained him.
“Enough Anika I am fed up with your mahaan avathar. If that old woman died SSO would get emotionally weak and we can easily kill him. But no you need to spoil at the very last moment. I think you have started having feelings for him.” Daksh shouted at her and left the place in anger leaving Anika alone in her thoughts.
She saw SSO sitting alone and staring into the hollow space like a lost kid. This was not the SSO she knew. He is different and she didnt like it. She didnt know which force made her to move towards SSO but she sat beside him and kept her palm on his shoulder and uttered
“Dont worry Dadi will be okay.”
As soon as SSO saw dadi coughing blood he went numb. All his strength vanished and slowly a dark hallow pit started pulling him to consume him entirely. He couldnt hear his own heartbeat and heck with the surroundings. All he could hear is the evil demons with whom he is trying to fight since his childhood.
“Hahaha what happened chote? Didnt I say you are unwanted and deserved any love? Now look your Dadi is also leaving you. What will you do now,huh?” His Mother’s voice echoed in his ears.
“Your mother is right Chote why dont you except that you are unwanted and coward? Accept you are coward Accept it!” His father started laughing.
A childhood image of SSO stood in front of him kneeling and curling into a ball with fear and met his eyes.
“I am tired of fighting. I am hungry I think I will die out of thirst. I have no strength everything is scaring me.” His childhood image cried.
SSO was already losing himself into darkness until he felt a palm on his shoulder and heard a supporting voice “Dont worry Dadi will be okay.”
The entire scene disappeared and SSO came to his senses. Thats when he realized his strength is sitting beside him and he immediately slumped on her resting his entire weight on her shoulder.
SSO felt all the troubles vanished in a second and slowly drowsed off without realization.
Anika came to the workers quarters at late night leaving assuring SSO in the hospital. She tried stopping her erratic heartbeat which is thumping in her chest since the time she saw SSO numb.
“You are falling for him.” She remembered Daksh words.
“No I still Hate him.” She screamed.
“Then prove it.” Her heart answered.
“Only way to prove is accepting Daksh’s love proposal.” Her mind answered and she immediately decided to call Daksh.
“Hello Daksh I am accepting your proposal.” Anika said in a go.
“What Anika are you serious. I cant believe my ears You love me. Yaay…” Daksh was faking his happiness.
“Yes. Okay Bye.” Anika replied in a monosyllables and end the phone.
She didn’t know why she is feeling so heavy in her heart as if something is going wrong. Brushing all the thoughts aside she called the night off.
“Your Dadi is fine SSO. It’s good that she vomited all the contents in her stomach. Its food poisoning. She will be alright by tomorrow morning.” Doctor said and left .
SSO thanked the doctor and sat outside thinking about Anika. His life is very beautiful when she is beside him. He gets all the energy to fight against the world. He decided to start the marriage before he loses his strength not knowing that he would be in a situation where he could leave nor hold her.
SSO Anika wedding preparations, Jhor Ka Jhatka for Daksh