PART 21


I snuggled closer towards a warm body beside me trying to block the sun rays directly falling on me. Feeling satisfied by blocking them I tried falling back to sleep until a warm hand pulled me closer. Goosebumps appeared all over my body by its own making my sleep fly somewhere else.

I tried freeing myself from his hold but failed miserably as the hold was too strong. Its not that I can’t remove his hand but its just that I dont feel like freeing myself. It felt really great to be in his strong protective arms.

We sleep everyday watching the stars on the bedroom ceiling which was a gift to me by my Husband and wake up everyday snuggled to each other.

Wait! Did I really address him as my husband? Well yes, and I dont really mind it. 

I looked at his sleeping form beside me lifting my lashes. My mouth got dried looking at the Greek god in the form of my husband.

I must agree, he is handsome. 

Okay he is damn hot! My mind screamed.

Sushing my mind I raised my finger to touch his thick soft hair which was distracting my mind. As soon as I touched it I felt an sudden urge to run my fingers into them. And I obeyed.

My urge to touch him became more as I found myself tracing his broad forehead and next his nose while passing his expressive eyes which were now closed. 

A sudden bell rang in my heart when my finger touched his lips. They were rough yet soft and were so juicy that I loved to taste it.

I blushed thinking what it feels to be kissed by him.

Damn! Did I just think of kissing him,huh? My goosebumps got increased by every passing second. 

“Its very bad to stare when people sleep, life.‚Ķ” He said.

Well he calls me Life and I like this name. But wait is he awake while I am drooling over him? Shit! I am embarrassed.

Within a blink of an eye he flipped our position and I am lying under him and he on top of me.

“Am I that handsome that you are not ready to leave my face for a second?” He asked in a teasing tone.

I cared less about what he said as all I care now is our close proximity. His arms wounded around me, his breath fanning over me and his lips were so close to me that I doubt if any of us make a move it touches. 

With all this thoughts running in my mind my cheeks heated up which I am sure must be turned into red by now and down casted my eyelashes.

He bent closing the remaining gap between us and Finally his lips met mine.

Yes, it happened finally. We kissed.

I immediately pulled him closer to feel more of him but it DIDNT last for long he just pulled away.

Seriously, it was just a peck not a kiss. I pouted with disappointment. I expected something more.

“Remember my promise to give you space, so I will not be touching you until you get comfortable. Okay.” He said and moved to the washroom.
He loves me a lot and I still remember that day when I accused him to be insane. He even got ready to take treatment next day but I stopped saying its not needed. 
Remembering those days it struck me that I need to meet Dev today as he came back to delhi from chennai yesterday. I need to speak with him.

…………………………………..

“Are you going somewhere?” Maan asked standing in front of me as I stood staring at the floor.

“Ummm…. Ya I forget to say you. I am going to meet doctor. Actually I have got appointment today!” I lied.

I really didn’t want to lie but….. It happened. I thought not be at home this time and I will be back when he returns. But his meeting got postponed.

“What? Are you okay,life?” He asked with a scared tone.

“Ofcourse I am fine. Its just a routine checkup.” I said trying to calm him. 

“Okay,let me come with you.” 

“What? No need Maan. I will go by myself, anyways i am going to Dr Anjelina.” I said his family doctor name to make him agree.

“Okay then let me drop you. No arguments.” He said and marched out taking his keys and I followed him with no choice.

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“Okay Maan, bye.” I said standing in front of the gates and left to his office.

As soon as he left the place I took a cab and went to Dev’s house which was a twenty minutes away.

I knocked his door reaching his house and he opened it with a smile.

“What happened that you want to meet me? Did you prove him insane? Well here are the divorce papers and transfer of property papers. Just make him sign on the property papers and we will apply for divorce in court. After divorce we can ask huge ammount as maintainance from him. Finally he will be proved as insane, impotent, with no money and power….! Hahahahaha” Dev laughed out loud making my heart to wince in pain.
” We are not doing anything of that sort, Dev.” I said.

I doubt if he heard or not as he didnt respond for few seconds.

“What did you say?” He asked with wide eyes.

“I dont want any revenge” I said in a no fuss tone.

” But why? Are you scared? Look we are in our final stage in our plan. You can not back off at this moment. And how can you forget that he killed your parents and friends?” He asked me while pulling his hairs. 

” I didn’t forget Dev. I still remember that day how my world was brutally shaken. I forgive him for all this.” I said with strong voice.

“What’s the difference?” He asked.

“I forgive his deeds but can never forget them. I agree he is a criminal who needs punishment. But he has totally changed. He loves me now and I can’t hurt him in the name of revenge.” I said remembering all the times i have hurt him.

“But you said…” He started but i cut him off.

“Yes, I said I hate him and I dont love Maan. I said that I want to see him get destroyed. I said that I will make him fall on his knees and beg on my feet. I said I married him to kill him. I said all that shit.” I fell on my knees feeling week.

“I said all those that time. But everything has changed now. He changed. I changed. The situations changed. And I feel suffocation EVERYTIME I hurt him.” I cried out loud and Dev helped me to stand up.

“Okay Geet as you wish. But do you think Maan has changed? Dont you know he is a womanizer? Maybe he stopped flying with dowry as he successfully earned a lot of amount but what about his physical needs? As far as I know him he will never change. You are risking yourself and all your friends life by trusting him Geet.” He said on a warning tone.

“I can feel his behaviour changed. I can see it in his eyes. And Dev you also forget about all this revenge. You are a good friend so dont spoil your life by revenge games.” I suggested him as he is a really good person.

“Just leave now. I need time to think.” He said holding his face in his palms while sitting.

“Okay.” I said giving him as much time he wants and left his house.

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As soon as I came out from his house I felt a huge weight removed from my shoulder. Finally I can stay peacefully with no heart and mind battles. I can again live the way I live. Even if my parents were alive they would never be happy seeing me trying to hurt someone in the name of revenge. 

Maan didnt have a peaceful childhood so this might be the reason he became today. Whatever maybe his past he has changed now and that’s enough for me to forgive him. 

I came out of my thoughts when my phone rang. Shuffling through my bag I found it and saw Maan calling.

“Hello”

“Life,what did the doctor say? Maa said you were not home so are you okay?”

“Uhhh….yes I am great. Nothing to worry. I am already in the cab and I will be reaching in five minutes.”

“Okay. Let’s go to a dinner date! What say?”

“Dinner date? But why so sudden?”

“Just like that. Its okay if you dont want.”

“No. Its not like that. I mean I will come.”

“Great! Come home soon we can get refreshed and go.”

“Okay….bye.”

Wow! Dinner date! I clapped my hands in excitement.

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“You are looking so beautiful!” He said looking intently at me.

“Uffff… This the hundrenth time you spoke this line. Now stop.” I said feeling butterflies in my stomach.

“So what its the truth right? I can repeat this in my entire life.” He said sincerely.

I felt so overwhelmed. So I excused myself and went to the restroom to calm my nerves.

After splashing a number of times on my face I came out and saw a most heart breaking scene.

He was hugging a woman who is about to touch his feet along with a kid who is around two to three years. Now the kids age isn’t important. It is the man who is hugging and it is my HUSBAND.

He looked at me and widened his eyes looking at my teary face. I couldn’t hold this anymore and burst out into tears and ran away from that place as far as my legs can run.

“Life……wait…. Life..!” I heard him scream my name but I DIDNT stop and ran.

But it was for short time as he is faster than me and caught me before I make any moves.

“What happened life? Why are you running? And what are these tears for,huh.” He asked wiping my tears.

“Are you asking me Mr innocent? You can go have your entertainment with your lover or whatever! Who am I even to disturb you?” I said trying to sound calm but failed miserably.

“So…. Jealous?” He asked with a smirk and my anger rose to no bounds.

“Stop smirking at me got it. And yes I am jealous because you are mine and only I have rights on you. Remember one thing I love you.” I screamed at him all the while pushing him and hitting on his chest.

“What did you say? Repeat again?” He asked in disbelief and I cupped his cheeks.

“I dont know when and how I fell for you but I LOVE YOU and I CAN’T IMAGINE A SECOND WITHOUT YOU. It hurts to see you with someone else. I feel like I am dyiiiiii……” My words were interrupted as his lips came over mine.

I equally participated in this kiss as if I am speaking my unsaid words in this kiss. Time started passing and it started raining but we didn’t stop. Because our force is stronger than anything else.
PRECAP
Two souls becoming one. ūüėÄ 
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PART 20


Hola buddies! I hope you people are doing great! I am seeing that you people are hating Anika due to her stupidity but what can she do she has seen her parents, friends and relatives getting destroyed by Shivay with her own eyes. Okay at least she thinks so! The problem with her is she falling hard for Shivay (I doubt who wont) when she needs to hurt him. And about that lizard Daksh, he is just playing cards and Anika is not completely dependent on him. But she feels thankful to him as he is helping her in revenging Shivay.

Okay now, Let us have a little fun! If you are given a chance to rename the FF The Brutal Beast what will it be? Do mention in comments its just for fun. ;D

 


 

“Chote you can not go without having your break fast! It affects your health son. Look I made parathas for you.” She said while running down the kitchen.

“No Maa, I cant eat now. There is a lot of work pressure nowadays and I asked you to take rest. Whats the need to make all this nonsense.” He screamed with anger.

“Chote, how many times should I say never mask your care with anger. People will see your anger not the care hidden.” Dadi said pulling a chair for herself.

“Well said Maa ji, now chote no more excuses you must eat the parathas. And I am completely alright its been a month since I got discharged and you were there when doctor said that I am recovering from my illness.” She said comforting him.

“That’s it Mom you are not completely recovered you are just recovering and you already started running here and there.” He said sternly making Shivay’s mother to gasp.

“Never try to use this tone in our home and especially with me. This is not your office so we are not afraid of you. Remember in our house we three woman are the boss. What say ladies?” Shivay’s mother asked and immediately Dadi and Anika agreed.

“Uff okay.” He agreed and looked at his watch. “Damn it! I am late now. All thanks to the crazy women in my house” He sulked his face making them to laugh in a union.

“Chote why dont you give a video conference as you are late.” Dadi suggested.

“Do I have any other chance. And ha I am going to eat my breakfast in my room so send it by some worker upstairs.” Shivay immediately added seeing his mother ready to climb up the two floors to give him his breakfast.

“Maa I will give his breakfast” Anika said and went inside the kitchen.

“Prerna (Shivay’s mother) sit down and have your breakfast. You must not neglect your health.” Dadi said and immediately both of them started eating while Dadi got lost thinking what happened when Shivay found his mother.


 

FLASHBACK

“Chote I did this for your wellbeing. I dont want you to get hurt…

“Well congrats Dadi I AM HURT now. Till today I have been thinking that my mother hates me but all the time she is suffering for her life with guilt

“Chote try to understand she left you when you were just a kid… Dadi said but Shivay end the call not bothering to hear her.

“I hate hiding things from me. He said aloud.

“Chote…” She whispered holding the phone tight.

Her old heart could not hold the feeling that she hurt her beloved grandson while trying to save him from pain. She waited for his return to apologize as she cant live with out her only family.

Yes, she didnt let Prerna to meet Shivay because she was the reason for all the destruction. After praying for her family safety in a holy temple she witnessed a most traumatic scene. Her daughter in law left for another all the while having an extra marital affair, her son was alcoholic and dead, and the innocent 5-year-old kid is living dead.

She tried bringing Shivay out of his shell but he used to just stare with no emotion. It took many years to make him speak with her but she could not bring him out of his shell.

She woke up next morning hearing some sounds and saw Shivay and Anika coming inside from hospital.

“Chote..” Dadi called him and he ignored her.

“I always wanted you to be happy chote since you were born ….. and I couldn’t see you sitting lifeless so I thought that if she enters your life again she will hurt you…… I can not hurt you chote… Please dont be angry with me ….” She said sobbing and leaned on the nearby sofa.

Shivay came immediately beside her and helped her sit on the sofa and said ” I am not angry dadi…. It’s just that I am hurt ….. you knew me very well than my parents and that time I needed them ….. and … ¬†hmmm… and no problem I will get used to it. Everything will be fine..” He said with a small smile.

Slowly he started speaking normally and after his mother came into the house he thanked Anika alot as he thinks Anika is an Angel to stay beside him to bring happiness.

At first Dadi could not get herself to speak with Prerna but one day Prerna came to speak with her and asked forgiveness. Her motherly instincts warmed up and immediately accepted her as family.

Finally she is happy that they are a happy family now.

FLASHBACK ENDS

 


 

Dadi came out of her thoughts remembering about Shivay’s breakfast.

“Prerna did Anika give Shivay’s breakfast?” She asked

“Haan yes ” She giggled.


 

“Shivay here is your breakfast.” Anika said giving egg omelette to his hands.

“What omelette? But Maa said she prepared parathas?” Shivay asked confused.

“What? No Shivay! Did you forget we eat only egg omelette in the morning, then why are you asking about parathas?” She asked with confusion written on her face.

“Oh! I must have heard wrong! Anyways feed me na, I need to check some mails.” He asked her and she accepted without making fuss.

After feeding him she left the room while Shivay completed his work and came out to leave to his office. He stopped on the way seeing his mother and greeted her.

“As I completed my breakfast I am going to my office. Maa thank you for the omelette It is delicious.” He said with a smile.

“What omelette chote? My paratha tasted like a omelette?” She said with a pout.

“Paratha? Maa but you cooked egg omelette right?” He said with shock.

“Shivay …wait ¬†here wear this shirt.” Anika came running after him.

“What shirt?” He again asked with confusion.

“Arrey the paratha ¬†curry fell on your shirt and you asked me to bring a new shirt to change but before I brought you started running for your office. Not fair!” Anika exclaimed.

“What?” He saw the curry stains on his shirt and got shocked as he ate only egg omelets and not this curry. He did’nt even know that his shirt was stained and asking Anika for new shirt is far away.

“Anika did I really ask for the shirt? I mean you fed me the omelette right then how did the shirt got stained.” He asked unsure.

“No I ate off your breakfast! What is this Shivay you ate with your own hands and as you were hurry you spill the curry. Oh I got it you are saying this so that you can escape that you stained your shirt right?” Anika said with fake anger and his mother immediately laughed with their silly fight.

“Some one is getting naughty nowadays.” His mother said and left the place to give the couple of privacy.

“Anika are you really saying the truth? Did I really eat paratha?” He again asked her with scared tone.

“Shivay what is wrong with you nowadays? You are behaving differently!” She said with worried tone.

“Dont worry dear. I am just joking hahaaha. Give me the shirt I will change and Go to my office.” He went to his bedroom to change his clothes.

He still cant believe what is happening to him nowadays. Whenever he asks for coffee he gets tea and when he asks about the same it is coffee filled in his cup. As soon as he comes home he sees Anika giving him a glass of water. And as soon as he drinks it and sits on sofa she comes running to him asking if he needs water as he must be tired. He wakes up in the midnight and gets ready to his office seeing the alarm but when his family questions he checks it to see it is set for morning.

All these started making him feel scared. ‘What if I am suffering from any disease? What will happen to Anika… Dadi and Maa.’ He thought to himself.

Downstairs Anika smirked evilly seeing him going with confused face. Yes, it was all her doings.

She fed him egg omelette and spill some curry with him noticing. She has been doing this everyday since they came back from hospital. She served him tea when everyone are drinking coffee and again replaced with coffee. She set the alarm to early mornings and set back right when he came to check. She  made sure that he cannot configure the difference between truth and lie.

“Okay Anika I am going now. Get ready by 8 at night remember we are going to dinner party?” He said and pecked her cheeks making her blush.

‘Damn why am I blushing! I need to make plans for today’ Saying to herself she brushed away the rapid heartbeat.

 


 

Shivay, can you please buy apples when you are coming.

Anika

He smiled reading her text again and again. This was the first time she asked something from him and he will surely bring it for her by himself.

He for the first time went to a supermarket to buy apples but they were out of stock as it was not the season. But still he didnt back off. He tried in various shops and finally ordered online from different city for her. At last she asked something for him.

He smiled to himself seeing the apples and started going to the house as realized the time is 7 pm.

As usual it was regular sight for him seeing Anika twice. So he accepted with no fuss and said to both the Anika’s to check out the bags while gets ready for the party.

After having a shower and getting ready in a suit he came out to see Anika already waiting for him.

“Shivay why do we need apples now? We already have many fruits in home right?” She acted.

“Hmmm but you asked me right, so I bought them.” He said smiling.

“But when did I ask? I dont remember.”

“You messaged me right!”

“What NO! If you want check my phone.” She said opening her inbox which showed nothing like that.

He immediately checked his phone to see the same. His inbox too didnt have any messages from her.

“You behaving weird.” She said and left to sit in the car.

He sighed and followed her while he opened the address and connected to his car GPS.

After few minutes drive, they arrived to a lavish hotel. They showed their passes to the reception but she denied them to enter the place.

“Check again. Mr and Mrs Oberoi.” He said with frustration.

“Sir you are wasting our valuable time. Please leave there is no passes booked on your name. And I am sorry to say this if you wont leave this place we need to call the security.” The receptionist said as she doesn’t want to disturb the customers.

“How dare you?” Shivay screamed but stopped seeing his rival coming towards him with a taunting smile.

“What is this SSO? You came at my party! But it’s very bad to see that you dont have passes to get in and the party finished so I can throw some morsel left at the meal.” He laughed out loud.

Shivay was about to retort but stopped looking at the board it was his rival party and not the place he need to attend. He immediately checked his address book which was showing this place.

‘How can I make such mistake by noting wrong address’ He screamed to himself and left the place with Anika not uttering a single word.

He started cursing himself in his mind as his pride got hurt today. He never thought he would get insulted like this.

Anika smirked to herself seeing Shivay loosing control. She deleted the message in both the phones and edited the address of his rival so that Shivay can get insulted and his Ego breaks. Then it would be easier to prove him insane to the world.

As soon as they reached their home Anika started her drama with fake tears.

“Are you happy now? We got insulted with your INSANE behavior.” She screamed at him.

“Anika look it was a mistake….. I did not know what is happening ..” ¬†He trailed off.

“I know you are lunatic and half wit…. you have lost your mind…” She shouted at him making him to stand with dumbfounded.

“Anika…” He started only be cutoff by her.

“Do not Anika me… I am fed up of your mad behavior. I cant live with you any more go and get treatment. You are UNSOUND PERSON.” she said and shut the bedroom door on his face while Shivay sat on his knees asking her to open the door.

Anika started jumping as her plan worked. But immediately touched her cheeks to see it drenched with tears. She didnt know why is crying seeing him sad instead of feeling happy.

“It hurts me to hurt you Shivay. Why must you do that mistake? Why?” She questioned to herself crying into the pillow. Tiredness took over her and she slept.

She woke up in the morning to feel her neck paining and remembered previous night events. She immediately rushed to open the door to see Shivay on his knees while he hung his head down in defeat.

It brought a throbbing pain to her heart. She felt as if her heart is carrying thousands of elephants weight at once. She felt suffocated seeing him in pain. She immediately ran towards him and hugged his kneeling form.

She heard him speak something continuously and heard it with interest.

“Anika dont leave me, if you want I will take treatment. But dont leave me. I can’t live…” Shivay kept on repeating the same words the entire night in same position.

“I am sorry Shivay…. For everything. I promise everything will be fine. I will make them fine.” She said slightly pecking him on his cheek.

“What happened has happened. I cant change the past and she cant hurt them both in the name of revenge. Though he has made mistake but he is changing now. I can feel it he is like a good person now. I know I am being selfish by not revenging for my close ones destruction but it is all in the past. And I will never bring it to my present nor future. I will start a new beginning as I can not see him hurt.”Anika said to herself hugging Shivay tighter.

 


 

PRECAP

Anika sees Shivay hugging a woman who is about to fall on his feet along her son and runs away crying.

Any guesses who the woman is…? It is Shushma choudhary, Daksh’s first wife. She is back.

 

Just realized man, I had written 2.6k+ Words update. Wow yaar I am improving…(Pats shoulder) Now comment fast and make me happy. (Smiles)

PART 20


Hola buddies! I hope you people are doing great! I am seeing that you people are hating Geet due to her stupidity but what can she do she has seen her parents, friends and relatives getting destroyed by Maan with her own eyes. Okay at least she thinks so! The problem with her is she falling hard for Maan (I doubt who wont) when she needs to hurt him. And about that lizard Dev, he is just playing cards and Geet is not completely dependent on him. But she feels thankful to him as he is helping her in revenging Maan.

Okay now, Let us have a little fun! If you are given a chance to rename the FF The Brutal Beast what will it be? Do mention in comments its just for fun. ;D

 


 

“Chote you can not go without having your break fast! It affects your health son. Look I made parathas for you.” She said while running down the kitchen.

“No Maa, I cant eat now. There is a lot of work pressure nowadays and I asked you to take rest. Whats the need to make all this nonsense.” He screamed with anger.

“Chote, how many times should I say never mask your care with anger. People will see your anger not the care hidden.” Dadi said pulling a chair for herself.

“Well said Maa ji, now chote no more excuses you must eat the parathas. And I am completely alright its been a month since I got discharged and you were there when doctor said that I am recovering from my illness.” She said comforting him.

“That’s it Mom you are not completely recovered you are just recovering and you already started running here and there.” He said sternly making Maan’s mother to gasp.

“Never try to use this tone in our home and especially with me. This is not your office so we are not afraid of you. Remember in our house we three woman are the boss. What say ladies?” Maan’s mother asked and immediately Dadi and Geet agreed.

“Uff okay.” He agreed and looked at his watch. “Damn it! I am late now. All thanks to the crazy women in my house” He sulked his face making them to laugh in a union.

“Chote why dont you give a video conference as you are late.” Dadi suggested.

“Do I have any other chance. And ha I am going to eat my breakfast in my room so send it by some worker upstairs.” Maan immediately added seeing his mother ready to climb up the two floors to give him his breakfast.

“Maa I will give his breakfast” Geet said and went inside the kitchen.

“Prerna (Maan’s mother) sit down and have your breakfast. You must not neglect your health.” Dadi said and immediately both of them started eating while Dadi got lost thinking what happened when Maan found his mother.

 

FLASHBACK

“Chote I did this for your wellbeing. I dont want you to get hurt…

“Well congrats Dadi I AM HURT now. Till today I have been thinking that my mother hates me but all the time she is suffering for her life with guilt

“Chote try to understand she left you when you were just a kid… Dadi said but Maan end the call not bothering to hear her.

“I hate hiding things from me. He said aloud.

“Chote…” She whispered holding the phone tight.

Her old heart could not hold the feeling that she hurt her beloved grandson while trying to save him from pain. She waited for his return to apologize as she cant live with out her only family.

Yes, she didnt let Prerna to meet Maan because she was the reason for all the destruction. After praying for her family safety in a holy temple she witnessed a most traumatic scene. Her daughter in law left for another all the while having an extra marital affair, her son was alcoholic and dead, and the innocent 5-year-old kid is living dead.

She tried bringing Maan out of his shell but he used to just stare with no emotion. It took many years to make him speak with her but she could not bring him out of his shell.

She woke up next morning hearing some sounds and saw Maan and Geet coming inside from hospital.

“Chote..” Dadi called him and he ignored her.

“I always wanted you to be happy chote since you were born ….. and I couldn’t see you sitting lifeless so I thought that if she enters your life again she will hurt you…… I can not hurt you chote… Please dont be angry with me ….” She said sobbing and leaned on the nearby sofa.

Maan came immediately beside her and helped her sit on the sofa and said ” I am not angry dadi…. It’s just that I am hurt ….. you knew me very well than my parents and that time I needed them ….. and … ¬†hmmm… and no problem I will get used to it. Everything will be fine..” He said with a small smile.

Slowly he started speaking normally and after his mother came into the house he thanked Geet alot as he thinks Geet is an Angel to stay beside him to bring happiness.

At first Dadi could not get herself to speak with Prerna but one day Prerna came to speak with her and asked forgiveness. Her motherly instincts warmed up and immediately accepted her as family.

Finally she is happy that they are a happy family now.

FLASHBACK ENDS

Dadi came out of her thoughts remembering about Maan’s breakfast.

“Prerna did Geet give Maan’s breakfast?” She asked

“Haan yes ” She giggled.

 


“Maan here is your breakfast.” Geet said giving egg omelette to his hands.

“What omelette? But Maa said she prepared parathas?” Maan asked confused.

“What? No Maan! Did you forget we eat only egg omelette in the morning, then why are you asking about parathas?” She asked with confusion written on her face.

“Oh! I must have heard wrong! Anyways feed me na, I need to check some mails.” He asked her and she accepted without making fuss.

After feeding him she left the room while Maan completed his work and came out to leave to his office. He stopped on the way seeing his mother and greeted her.

“As I completed my breakfast I am going to my office. Maa thank you for the omelette It is delicious.” He said with a smile.

“What omelette chote? My paratha tasted like a omelette?” She said with a pout.

“Paratha? Maa but you cooked egg omelette right?” He said with shock.

“Maan …wait ¬†here wear this shirt.” Geet came running after him.

“What shirt?” He again asked with confusion.

“Arrey the paratha ¬†curry fell on your shirt and you asked me to bring a new shirt to change but before I brought you started running for your office. Not fair!” Geet exclaimed.

“What?” He saw the curry stains on his shirt and got shocked as he ate only egg omelets and not this curry. He did’nt even know that his shirt was stained and asking Geet for new shirt is far away.

“Geet did I really ask for the shirt? I mean you fed me the omelette right then how did the shirt got stained.” He asked unsure.

“No I ate off your breakfast! What is this Maan you ate with your own hands and as you were hurry you spill the curry. Oh I got it you are saying this so that you can escape that you stained your shirt right?” Geet said with fake anger and his mother immediately laughed with their silly fight.

“Some one is getting naughty nowadays.” His mother said and left the place to give the couple of privacy.

“Geet are you really saying the truth? Did I really eat paratha?” He again asked her with scared tone.

“Maan what is wrong with you nowadays? You are behaving differently!” She said with worried tone.

“Dont worry dear. I am just joking hahaaha. Give me the shirt I will change and Go to my office.” He went to his bedroom to change his clothes.

He still cant believe what is happening to him nowadays. Whenever he asks for coffee he gets tea and when he asks about the same it is coffee filled in his cup. As soon as he comes home he sees Geet giving him a glass of water. And as soon as he drinks it and sits on sofa she comes running to him asking if he needs water as he must be tired. He wakes up in the midnight and gets ready to his office seeing the alarm but when his family questions he checks it to see it is set for morning.

All these started making him feel scared. ‘What if I am suffering from any disease? What will happen to Geet… Dadi and Maa.’ He thought to himself.

Downstairs Geet smirked evilly seeing him going with confused face. Yes, it was all her doings.

She fed him egg omelette and spill some curry with him noticing. She has been doing this everyday since they came back from hospital. She served him tea when everyone are drinking coffee and again replaced with coffee. She set the alarm to early mornings and set back right when he came to check. She  made sure that he cannot configure the difference between truth and lie.

“Okay Geet I am going now. Get ready by 8 at night remember we are going to dinner party?” He said and pecked her cheeks making her blush.

‘Damn why am I blushing! I need to make plans for today’ Saying to herself she brushed away the rapid heartbeat.

 


Maan, can you please buy apples when you are coming.

Geet

He smiled reading her text again and again. This was the first time she asked something from him and he will surely bring it for her by himself.

He for the first time went to a supermarket to buy apples but they were out of stock as it was not the season. But still he didnt back off. He tried in various shops and finally ordered online from different city for her. At last she asked something for him.

He smiled to himself seeing the apples and started going to the house as realized the time is 7 pm.


As usual it was regular sight for him seeing Geet twice. So he accepted with no fuss and said to both the Geet’s to check out the bags while gets ready for the party.

After having a shower and getting ready in a suit he came out to see Geet already waiting for him.

“Maan why do we need apples now? We already have many fruits in home right?” She acted.

“Hmmm but you asked me right, so I bought them.” He said smiling.

“But when did I ask? I dont remember.”

“You messaged me right!”

“What NO! If you want check my phone.” She said opening her inbox which showed nothing like that.

He immediately checked his phone to see the same. His inbox too didnt have any messages from her.

“You behaving weird.” She said and left to sit in the car.

He sighed and followed her while he opened the address and connected to his car GPS.

After few minutes drive, they arrived to a lavish hotel. They showed their passes to the reception but she denied them to enter the place.

“Check again. Mr and Mrs Khurana.” He said with frustration.

“Sir you are wasting our valuable time. Please leave there is no passes booked on your name. And I am sorry to say this if you wont leave this place we need to call the security.” The receptionist said as she doesn’t want to disturb the customers.

“How dare you?” Maan screamed but stopped seeing his rival coming towards him with a taunting smile.

“What is this MSK? You came at my party! But it’s very bad to see that you dont have passes to get in and the party finished so I can throw some morsel left at the meal.” He laughed out loud.

Maan was about to retort but stopped looking at the board it was his rival party and not the place he need to attend. He immediately checked his address book which was showing this place.

‘How can I make such mistake by noting wrong address’ He screamed to himself and left the place with geet not uttering a single word.

He started cursing himself in his mind as his pride got hurt today. He never thought he would get insulted like this.

Geet smirked to herself seeing Maan loosing control. She deleted the message in both the phones and edited the address of his rival so that Maan can get insulted and his Ego breaks. Then it would be easier to prove him insane to the world.

As soon as they reached their home Geet started her drama with fake tears.

“Are you happy now? We got insulted with your INSANE behavior.” She screamed at him.

“Geet look it was a mistake….. I did not know what is happening ..” ¬†He trailed off.

“I know you are lunatic and half wit…. you have lost your mind…” She shouted at him making him to stand with dumbfounded.

“Geet…” He started only be cutoff by her.

“Do not Geet me… I am fed up of your mad behavior. I cant live with you any more go and get treatment. You are UNSOUND PERSON.” she said and shut the bedroom door on his face while Maan sat on his knees asking her to open the door.

Geet started jumping as her plan worked. But immediately touched her cheeks to see it drenched with tears. She didnt know why is crying seeing him sad instead of feeling happy.

“It hurts me to hurt you Maan. Why must you do that mistake? Why?” She questioned to herself crying into the pillow. Tiredness took over her and she slept.

She woke up in the morning to feel her neck paining and remembered previous night events. She immediately rushed to open the door to see Maan on his knees while he hung his head down in defeat.

It brought a throbbing pain to her heart. She felt as if her heart is carrying thousands of elephants weight at once. She felt suffocated seeing him in pain. She immediately ran towards him and hugged his kneeling form.

She heard him speak something continuously and heard it with interest.

“Geet dont leave me, if you want I will take treatment. But dont leave me. I can’t live…” Maan kept on repeating the same words the entire night in same position.

“I am sorry Maan…. For everything. I promise everything will be fine. I will make them fine.” She said slightly pecking him on his cheek.

“What happened has happened. I cant change the past and she cant hurt them both in the name of revenge. Though he has made mistake but he is changing now. I can feel it he is like a good person now. I know I am being selfish by not revenging for my close ones destruction but it is all in the past. And I will never bring it to my present nor future. I will start a new beginning as I can not see him hurt.”Geet said to herself hugging Maan tighter.


PRECAP

Geet sees Maan hugging a woman who is about to fall on his feet along her son and runs away crying.

Any guesses who the woman is…? It is Shushma choudhary, Dev’s first wife. She is back.

 

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PART 19


“Maa!” He screamed and ran towards the woman drenched in blood.

“Shivay! What happened?” Anika ran after him seeing him running out of the house in mad speed.

“Maa! Maa! Wake up.” He pulled his mother’s limp and lifeless body onto his lap and tapped her cheeks to wake her up.

Getting no response from her made his eyes get teared up. She isn’t looking like earlier but she looked pale and limp. All her glorious skin was now replaced with wrinkles which is abnormal for a mid forties woman.

“Shivay?” Anika placed her palm on his shoulder making him to land back from his thoughts. Looking at his teared eyes she assured him and called the ambulance.

The ambulance arrived in 30 minutes due to the heavy rains.  Though Shivay Anika are seated inside the ambulance both of them are lost in their own world.

“Oxygen level is low! Put on the mask soon!” ¬†One of the doctor said inside the operation theater which can be seen through the transparent glass.

“Pump the oxygen level” Another doctor said.

“She lost a huge amount of blood arrange the blood soon.!!!” Another one screamed.

Though the doctors were on their toes his mother laid their lifelessly with no motion. This pinched Shivay’s heart.

Oh! How he wished everyday that his mother would come back and hug him like always. But seeing her lifeless made him suffocate.

A soothing voice calmed his throbbing nerves.

“Don’t worry Shivay she will be fine.” Anika said with a small smile.

“I dont want to lose her again Anika. I miss her alot.” He said with a broken voice making Anika sad.

“Stay strong. She will be fine.” Anika said and hugged him.

Even she knows how much it hurts seeing your mother fighting for her life. She closed her eyes remembering her mother.


 

NEXT DAY, AFTERNOON

After a full night and half day of hard work the doctors came out towards Shivay and Anika who were waiting with a bated breath and without battling their eyelash.

“Well we have saved her for now. But sorry to say that her internal organs got spoiled to 70 percent due to excessive dehydration ¬†and inadequate care. We have tended her external wounds but taking care of internal wounds is in your hands.” The doctor spoke to them.

“Ummm………… Is she awake?” Anika asked as Shivay was too lost to speak.

“No! She will gain her conscious in two hours or so…” The doctor trailed off.

As soon as the doctor left Shivay walked inside absent-mindedly and sat beside the hospital bed and held her weak wrinkled palm in his.

“Maa! I came Maa! Open your eyes! ¬†I missed you alot! Speak with me! I would never let you see this day Maa battling for your life. I will treat you like a queen ……like a good son.” He started mumbling.

“Shivay, She will wake up soon. We can speak then.” She said trying to control him.

“I thought she was happy where ever she is,Anika but look how weak she is looking. I would have treaed her like queen but look how devastated she is looking. It hurts Anika, ……very much.. to see her in pain.” Shivay said still holding his mother’s palm fearing to lose her.

Anika was literally shocked. No, shocked would be a small word as she was more than that. After listening Shivay’s past she thought he would never forgive his parents for their deeds but now he is pleading for her life promising her to treat like a queen! Seriously anyone in his place would just admit them to hospital and leave but he is different. How can someone love to this extent.

After few hours Shivay’s mother woke up and her eyes glistened in happiness seeing Shivay in front of her.

“Chote” She tried to caress his cheek but fell limp due to her weakness so he came near her palm.

“Sorry son for leaving you all alone….” She tried to speak but Shivay stopped her from speaking further.

“Please rest. You are weak now.” He said and was about to go but she held his hand stopping him to ¬†move anywhere.

“Please stay here son. I missed you so much.” She said making him to wide his tearful eyes and immediately turned behind.

“Did you really miss me? He questioned her to hear her again.

“More than you can imagine son. At a moment I even lost my hope of seeing you due to my health but only God knows how I am breathing today.” She whispered.

“Then why did’nt you come to meet me?” He questioned.

“What? No dear I came back for you after a month as soon as I realized my mistake. But…..” Shivay didnt allow her to speak more.

“You missed me too…… oh you missed me….” He cried into his palms.” Its ¬†enough to hear Maa I am so happy to know that you missed me too…. I dont want to hear anything else.”

“It is your pure heart chote that accepted me but as a mother who left you alone all these years I need to speak with you.” She said and tried to sit up but failed miserably. “I loved you then and now chote but that time I was young and tried to become a business woman. I wanted to be an independent woman but then I got married to your father. At first I was very suppressed ¬†but then accepted my married life. We were so happy and I asked him about working after marriage but he believed that there is no need to work for a woman. Later, you were born my happiness got doubled seeing you. As time passed your father started distancing himself from me. I thought that I was no longer beautiful that he started going after some other woman. All thanks to that Rajesh Khanna.”

Shivay closed his eyes hearing that name. He was the same person with whom his mother left leaving behind.

“He was your father’s business partner. He used to visit our house regularly on work purpose. ¬†And I got impressed with his gentleman behaviour so I started believing whatever he said. He started speaking about how woman needs to stand on their own feet and how one must not trust others blindly. He even showed me some pics of your father cheating on me so I got devastated and he supported me. That day when your father screamed at me I lost my cool so we argued until our egos got satisfied and then I left the house to stand on my feet. But trust me I didnt hate you even at that time. I started missing you as soon as I left the house so I thought to bring you with me so that you me and rajesh would live like a happy family. He agreed to this and kept on postponing with some issues. One day I asked him straight on his face that day he took my jewellery and kicked me out of his house. I was devastated.” She completed sobbing remembering the past.

“Why didnt you come to meet me after that?” Shivay asked her.

“I came dear. I understood that I made a huge mistake so came back the day he kicked me out but your Dadi said you do not want to look at me as you hate me so she asked me to never show me my face to you. I didnt have any place to go so I stayed in the temple nearby and used to visit our house everyday but one day I came to know that you went to abroad and I waited for your return here.”

“But chote, please dont hate me I was helpless that time ¬†I always loved you” She said looking at Shivay who was looking lost.

“I can never hate you Maa. I am not that strong to deal with hatred. Take care now.” He said and stood up and left the room.

He took out his phone which was now with full signals and called Dadi “Hello, Dadi. Did you ¬†stop Maa from meeting me?”

“Shivay what are..” She tried speaking but he cut off.

“Dadi I am asking something! Did you? Yes or No!” He said in a go.

“Yes chote. She was the reason for your sadness so I stopped her from meeting you…”

“How can you Dadi? Whatever it is, she is my Mom and she has every right to meet me. You know what dadi if you had allowed her inside for once our lives would be different. She had come for many times didnt you feel at least once to inform me.”

“Chote I did this for your wellbeing. I dont want you to get hurt….”

“Well congrats Dadi I AM HURT now. Till today I have been thinking that my mother hates me but all the time she is suffering for her life with guilt”

“Chote try to understand she left you when you were just a kid…….” Dadi said but Shivay end the call not bothering to hear her.

“I hate hiding things from me.” He said aloud and left Anika alone in her own thoughts who is a silent spectator all the while.


 

PRECAP

Anika proving Shivay insane….


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PART 19


“Maa!” He screamed and ran towards the woman drenched in blood.

“Maan! What happened?” Geet ran after him seeing him running out of the house in mad speed.

“Maa! Maa! Wake up.” He pulled his mother’s limp and lifeless body onto his lap and tapped her cheeks to wake her up.

Getting no response from her made his eyes get teared up. She isn’t looking like earlier but she looked pale and limp. All her glorious skin was now replaced with wrinkles which is abnormal for a mid forties woman.

“Maan?” Geet placed her palm on his shoulder making him to land back from his thoughts. Looking at his teared eyes she assured him and called the ambulance.

The ambulance arrived in 30 minutes due to the heavy rains.  Though Maan Geet are seated inside the ambulance both of them are lost in their own world.


“Oxygen level is low! Put on the mask soon!” ¬†One of the doctor said inside the operation theater which can be seen through the transparent glass.

“Pump the oxygen level” Another doctor said.

“She lost a huge amount of blood arrange the blood soon.!!!” Another one screamed.

Though the doctors were on their toes his mother laid their lifelessly with no motion. This pinched Maan’s heart.

Oh! How he wished everyday that his mother would come back and hug him like always. But seeing her lifeless made him suffocate.

A soothing voice calmed his throbbing nerves.

“Don’t worry Maan she will be fine.” Geet said with a small smile.

“I dont want to lose her again Geet. I miss her alot.” He said with a broken voice making Geet sad.

“Stay strong. She will be fine.” Geet said and hugged him.

Even she knows how much it hurts seeing your mother fighting for her life. She closed her eyes remembering her mother.


NEXT DAY, AFTERNOON

After a full night and half day of hard work the doctors came out towards Maan and Geet who were waiting with a bated breath and without battling their eyelash.

“Well we have saved her for now. But sorry to say that her internal organs got spoiled to 70 percent due to excessive dehydration ¬†and inadequate care. We have tended her external wounds but taking care of internal wounds is in your hands.” The doctor spoke to them.

“Ummm………… Is she awake?” Geet asked as Maan was too lost to speak.

“No! She will gain her conscious in two hours or so…” The doctor trailed off.

As soon as the doctor left Maan walked inside absent-mindedly and sat beside the hospital bed and held her weak wrinkled palm in his.

“Maa! I came Maa! Open your eyes! ¬†I missed you alot! Speak with me! I would never let you see this day Maa battling for your life. I will treat you like a queen ……like a good son.” He started mumbling.

“Maan, She will wake up soon. We can speak then.” She said trying to control him.

“I thought she was happy where ever she is,Geet but look how weak she is looking. I would have treaed her like queen but look how devastated she is looking. It hurts Geet, ……very much.. to see her in pain.” Maan said still holding his mother’s palm fearing to lose her.

Geet was literally shocked. No, shocked would be a small word as she was more than that. After listening Maan’s past she thought he would never forgive his parents for their deeds but now he is pleading for her life promising her to treat like a queen! Seriously anyone in his place would just admit them to hospital and leave but he is different. How can someone love to this extent.


After few hours Maan’s mother woke up and her eyes glistened in happiness seeing Maan in front of her.

“Chote” She tried to caress his cheek but fell limp due to her weakness so he came near her palm.

“Sorry son for leaving you all alone….” She tried to speak but Maan stopped her from speaking further.

“Please rest. You are weak now.” He said and was about to go but she held his hand stopping him to ¬†move anywhere.

“Please stay here son. I missed you so much.” She said making him to wide his tearful eyes and immediately turned behind.

“Did you really miss me? He questioned her to hear her again.

“More than you can imagine son. At a moment I even lost my hope of seeing you due to my health but only God knows how I am breathing today.” She whispered.

“Then why did’nt you come to meet me?” He questioned.

“What? No dear I came back for you after a month as soon as I realized my mistake. But…..” Maan didnt allow her to speak more.

“You missed me too…… oh you missed me….” He cried into his palms.” Its ¬†enough to hear Maa I am so happy to know that you missed me too…. I dont want to hear anything else.”

“It is your pure heart chote that accepted me but as a mother who left you alone all these years I need to speak with you.” She said and tried to sit up but failed miserably. “I loved you then and now chote but that time I was young and tried to become a business woman. I wanted to be an independent woman but then I got married to your father. At first I was very suppressed ¬†but then accepted my married life. We were so happy and I asked him about working after marriage but he believed that there is no need to work for a woman. Later, you were born my happiness got doubled seeing you. As time passed your father started distancing himself from me. I thought that I was no longer beautiful that he started going after some other woman. All thanks to that Rajesh Khanna.”

Maan closed his eyes hearing that name. He was the same person with whom his mother left leaving behind.

“He was your father’s business partner. He used to visit our house regularly on work purpose. ¬†And I got impressed with his gentleman behaviour so I started believing whatever he said. He started speaking about how woman needs to stand on their own feet and how one must not trust others blindly. He even showed me some pics of your father cheating on me so I got devastated and he supported me. That day when your father screamed at me I lost my cool so we argued until our egos got satisfied and then I left the house to stand on my feet. But trust me I didnt hate you even at that time. I started missing you as soon as I left the house so I thought to bring you with me so that you me and rajesh would live like a happy family. He agreed to this and kept on postponing with some issues. One day I asked him straight on his face that day he took my jewellery and kicked me out of his house. I was devastated.” She completed sobbing remembering the past.

“Why didnt you come to meet me after that?” Maan asked her.

“I came dear. I understood that I made a huge mistake so came back the day he kicked me out but your Dadi said you do not want to look at me as you hate me so she asked me to never show me my face to you. I didnt have any place to go so I stayed in the temple nearby and used to visit our house everyday but one day I came to know that you went to abroad and I waited for your return here.”

“But chote, please dont hate me I was helpless that time ¬†I always loved you” She said looking at Maan who was looking lost.

“I can never hate you Maa. I am not that strong to deal with hatred. Take care now.” He said and stood up and left the room.

He took out his phone which was now with full signals and called Dadi “Hello, Dadi. Did you ¬†stop Maa from meeting me?”

“Maan what are..” She tried speaking but he cut off.

“Dadi I am asking something! Did you? Yes or No!” He said in a go.

“Yes chote. She was the reason for your sadness so I stopped her from meeting you…”

“How can you Dadi? Whatever it is, she is my Mom and she has every right to meet me. You know what dadi if you had allowed her inside for once our lives would be different. She had come for many times didnt you feel at least once to inform me.”

“Chote I did this for your wellbeing. I dont want you to get hurt….”

“Well congrats Dadi I AM HURT now. Till today I have been thinking that my mother hates me but all the time she is suffering for her life with guilt”

“Chote try to understand she left you when you were just a kid…….” Dadi said but Maan end the call not bothering to hear her.

“I hate hiding things from me.” He said aloud and left Geet alone in her own thoughts who is a silent spectator all the while.


PRECAP

Geet proving Maan insane….

 

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PART 18


I never wanted to step in this home again, sorry its just a house with four walls. But I brushed away my hatred on this house for Anika as she is shivering in the cold and I cant take any risks regarding her health.

With thudding heart I started taking steps towards the house as the memories kept playing in my mind. As I reached the living room filled with portraits my breath hitched and I felt my palms sweating. Wasting no second I immediately tried to find signal on my phone to escape from this place like I have been doing since 23 years after those incidents.

Anika suddenly asked me tracing the portrait.

“Shivay do you know who this beautiful family is? Are they your relatives? Wow they looked so happy as if the world is lying in front of their feet.”

“Anika don’t touch them. Lets get outta here as soon as possible.” I said pulling her away.

“No I wish to stay here my entire life.”she said freeing herself from me and again stood in front of the portrait.

“Why do you always defy my words Anika.” I tried to calm my anger.

“Because you are ALWAYS WRONG.” She taunted me ¬†and I threw a flower vase on the floor which shattered into pieces.

“Just shut up. Are you questioning the Multi millionaire, huh? Do you know I am the most eligible bachelor before marrying you? Did you know people die to have a coffee with me just to listen my valuable words. And YOU are saying that I am wrong?Any ways leave it whom am I explaining to, huh?” I screamed at her and left the house and closed the door with a bang.

I ran away from that haunted place as far as I can and stopped when my feet hurt. I turned back only to see that house is still visible to my eyes just like the nightmares which is following me since years. I shut my eyes and closed my ears to stop these thoughts coming into my mind.

“Anika” I unknowingly whispered and this did magic. My heart-felt light and a smile rose on my lips even in this situation. She is a miracle in my life.

Thinking about her I remembered how I bursted upon her minutes back. I stood up and ran back towards her not caring my laboured breath which started increasing as I neared the house.

I opened the door only to see my princess sobbing while leaning against the wall. I instantly regretted my actions.

What is her mistake that I shouted at her? I am a messed up shit and she is paying for my anger.

I walked towards her and lied in her lap while holding her palm close to my heart. She shifted immediately but relaxed after seconds. None of us spoke a word but our hearts did.

She stroked my forehead with other palm and it gave me confidence to speak.

“I was just four years old kid. Even I have a family like every kid of that age had a caring father a loving mother a mature grand mother and occasional visits of relatives and friends. It was really a colorful life-like you said we were so happy as if the world is laid in front of our feet. Until that day……” I trailed off.

“Do you remember the hotel which I took you to propose you for our marriage?” I questioned her and she nodded in yes.”That was the last time we laughed together.” I started narrating my past to her.

FLASHBACK

A four-year old Shivay was sitting in between his parents having a hearty laugh.

“Ufff my tummy full.” little Shivay said while his parents agreed and stood up to pay the bills.

“Ooops I will just go to the washroom and come back until then you both get the car.” Shivay’s mother said and they left to the car.

While in the car Shivay’s father saw something which changed their entire lives. Shivay’s mother is kissing someone smilingly. Without wasting a second he dragged her and made her sit forcefully in the car. As soon as they arrived their home both of them started screaming at each not bothering to wake up sleeping Shivay in the car. After few minutes he woke by himself and entered the house to see his parents quarrelling. At first he didnt understand why they are fighting but slowly he started crying as their fight became big.

“You are characterless!” His father said to her.

“Just get lost! You didnt satisfy me that is why I have to go to other man. My career my dreams everything is lost after marrying you and having this usesless child.” She said pointing towards Shivay who was crying by then.

“You shameless b****. I have given all the luxury to you and you have been stabbing me in my back.” He hissed.

“Life is not always money it is about dreams career and much more. And why do you ¬†understand I have married a machine with no feelings. And this kid gave a full stop for my career.” She cried.

“Now who is stopping you ? Just get lost to hell. Oh I am sorry you must be having many men to satisfy your dreams right!” He taunted her.

“I dont need your permission. He will accept me with open arms unlike you, chauvinist.” Saying that she packed her clothes, jewellery and started walking away.

“Wait! Take this useless son of yours from here and never come back.” He stated.

“You only said he is useless then why will I take him with me. Keep it with yourself.” She said and stepped out from their lives forever.

“Aaaah” Shivay’s father screamed in anger and left the house leaving Shivay crying alone.

“Ma…. papa..” Shivay cried curling into a ball.

***********

“Oye wake up. How can you sleep when you have destroyed our lives.” His father kicked Shivay with his boots.

“Papa…” He woke up shocked seeing his father drunk.

“Dont call me papa you son of a b****. Dont know whose blood is running in your body.” Saying that he pushed him.

“Ammaaa….” He cried in pain.

“Aaah dare you utter that woman name in my house… let me lock you in the room.” His father dragged him to the bedroom and locked Shivay and himself in same room as he was too drunk to realise what he is doing.

“What have I not done for her? The money, name, fame,royalty love family every damn ¬†thing. How much we loved each other but everything destroyed in seconds.” He drank another sip of alcohol.

“Yes everything destroyed because of your existence. If you were not born then we used to be happy. Your birth is a huge mistake useless fellow.” He started cursing him and drank uncontrollably.

Due to excessive alcohol consumption he choked his own breath and succumbed to death in  his sleep.

Little Shivay was unaware of everything and was crying in the corner and drifted to sleep with tiredness. Next morning he woke up to see his father still sleeping and the room was stinking with alcohol smell.

“Papa …. papa” He woke him but he didnt budge. So Shivay walked towards the door and tried to open it but it was out of his reach so he pulled a chair and stood to the height to reach but unfortunately he fell down.

And he stood up for the first time in his life on his own. His knees and elbows were scrapped but there was no one to care nor tend them.

He started feeling lonely and slowly his mind started playing the words his parents uttered to him.

You are useless.

You are unwanted.

Your birth is a mistake.

You are a sin for us.

Though he didnt understand the meaning he started feeling pain for unknown reason. Seconds passed, minutes passed, hours passed and days passed but nothing changed he was still locked inside the room and sat there unmoved looking into the empty space.

After few days Dadi returned from her trip from holy place to find the house in a mess. The watchman said Shivay’s parents fought with each other and Shivay’s father asked not to call him until he say so he was standing out of the gates and didnt allow any worker into the house.

She immediately ran into the house and found none. She ran upstairs where the bedroom is locked and asked the watchman to break the door. After few attempts they opened the door to see her son dead and her grandson sitting cold. She touched Shivay but he was too cold and was still looking into the hollow space and after few minutes he fainted in his dadi’s arms.

And of course not to forget the neighbours and society who can easily add tons of ghee to already raging fire. All these effected the poor soul who turned to be the cold-hearted business man. He understood once a person gets money the world just bows their heads. He started hating his parents as he grew up and started hating himself more. He thought every person either sells themselves or just blame the helpless to show their upper hand. As the time started passing he started caring less towards the damn world. All he knew is to be unreachable from the world so they cant hurt him…..

FLASHBACK ENDS

When I completed telling her my past I felt her eyes tearing along with me. It hurted. It hurts to get hurt.

“I was alone Anika. My mother, my father, my relatives, neighbours ,friends everyone left me and turned their backs when I was in need. They taunted me hurted me in a most painful method. You know I even didnt cry infront of them because I was scared that they will see me as helpless and again hurt me. I even didnt trust dadi for so long but it took few years for me to trust her.” I said now sitting straight.

“But with you everything is different I fell in love with you instantly and the first ¬†time I hurted is the first time I promised myself to not hurt you. I let myself open only infront of you. You are special you are my cure, my life, my breath, every damn thing. ¬†My life without you is like a thirsty man in desert. Please dont leave me nor break my trust because I may not breath the next the moment.” I said cupping her face.

I trust her and I know she wont leave me like others but still I wanted to hear her voice to comfort my thudding heart.

“I will not leave you Shivay, Never. I promise.” She sounded like a music in my heart and I felt peace.

“You know Anika even after mom dad leaving me I still even today crave for their love. I feel will they be proud of me if they are with me. Every year when I take best businessman award I feel if they really think me as useless and unwanted. Do you think my mom missed me at least once?” I asked her and she wiped my tears hugging me.

“Yes, you are a diamond they really misses you not once but their entire life.” She said trying to smile.

“Really?” I asked innocently as these words felt serene.

“Really!” She smiled and we hugged each other.

We stayed like that for a while and I stood up hearing some voices outside. I walked towards the window to see a woman covered in a shawl requesting the watchman while he just pushed her away not allowing her inside. My legs were rooted to the spot looking at the scene infront of me. The woman slumped down in weakness and stood up to walk again but before she takes any further step a speeding car hit her and she fell on the ground while blood pooled  around her.

“Maaaa!” I screamed in horror.

PRECAP

Shivay’s mother in Shivika life.

PART 18


I never wanted to step in this home again, sorry its just a house with four walls. But I brushed away my hatred on this house for Geet as she is shivering in the cold and I cant take any risks regarding her health.

With thudding heart I started taking steps towards the house as the memories kept playing in my mind. As I reached the living room filled with portraits my breath hitched and I felt my palms sweating. Wasting no second I immediately tried to find signal on my phone to escape from this place like I have been doing since 23 years after those incidents.

Geet suddenly asked me tracing the portrait.

“Maan do you know who this beautiful family is? Are they your relatives? Wow they looked so happy as if the world is lying in front of their feet.”

“Anika don’t touch them. Lets get outta here as soon as possible.” I said pulling her away.

“No I wish to stay here my entire life.”she said freeing herself from me and again stood in front of the portrait.

“Why do you always defy my words Geet.” I tried to calm my anger.

“Because you are ALWAYS WRONG.” She taunted me ¬†and I threw a flower vase on the floor which shattered into pieces.

“Just shut up. Are you questioning the Multi millionaire, huh? Do you know I am the most eligible bachelor before marrying you? Did you know people die to have a coffee with me just to listen my valuable words. And YOU are saying that I am wrong?Any ways leave it whom am I explaining to, huh?” I screamed at her and left the house and closed the door with a bang.

I ran away from that haunted place as far as I can and stopped when my feet hurt. I turned back only to see that house is still visible to my eyes just like the nightmares which is following me since years. I shut my eyes and closed my ears to stop these thoughts coming into my mind.

“Geet” I unknowingly whispered and this did magic. My heart-felt light and a smile rose on my lips even in this situation. She is a miracle in my life.

Thinking about her I remembered how I bursted upon her minutes back. I stood up and ran back towards her not caring my laboured breath which started increasing as I neared the house.

I opened the door only to see my princess sobbing while leaning against the wall. I instantly regretted my actions.

What is her mistake that I shouted at her? I am a messed up shit and she is paying for my anger.

I walked towards her and lied in her lap while holding her palm close to my heart. She shifted immediately but relaxed after seconds. None of us spoke a word but our hearts did.

She stroked my forehead with other palm and it gave me confidence to speak.

“I was just four years old kid. Even I have a family like every kid of that age had a caring father a loving mother a mature grand mother and occasional visits of relatives and friends. It was really a colorful life-like you said we were so happy as if the world is laid in front of our feet. Until that day……” I trailed off.

“Do you remember the hotel which I took you to propose you for our marriage?” I questioned her and she nodded in yes.”That was the last time we laughed together.” I started narrating my past to her.

FLASHBACK

A four-year old Maan was sitting in between his parents having a hearty laugh.

“Ufff my tummy full.” little Maan said while his parents agreed and stood up to pay the bills.

“Ooops I will just go to the washroom and come back until then you both get the car.” Maan’s mother said and they left to the car.

While in the car Maan’s father saw something which changed their entire lives. Maan’s mother is kissing someone smilingly. Without wasting a second he dragged her and made her sit forcefully in the car. As soon as they arrived their home both of them started screaming at each not bothering to wake up sleeping Maan in the car. After few minutes he woke by himself and entered the house to see his parents quarrelling. At first he didnt understand why they are fighting but slowly he started crying as their fight became big.

“You are characterless!” His father said to her.

“Just get lost! You didnt satisfy me that is why I have to go to other man. My career my dreams everything is lost after marrying you and having this usesless child.” She said pointing towards Maan who was crying by then.

“You shameless b****. I have given all the luxury to you and you have been stabbing me in my back.” He hissed.

“Life is not always money it is about dreams career and much more. And why do you ¬†understand I have married a machine with no feelings. And this kid gave a full stop for my career.” She cried.

“Now who is stopping you ? Just get lost to hell. Oh I am sorry you must be having many men to satisfy your dreams right!” He taunted her.

“I dont need your permission. He will accept me with open arms unlike you, chauvinist.” Saying that she packed her clothes, jewellery and started walking away.

“Wait! Take this useless son of yours from here and never come back.” He stated.

“You only said he is useless then why will I take him with me. Keep it with yourself.” She said and stepped out from their lives forever.

“Aaaah” Maan’s father screamed in anger and left the house leaving Maan crying alone.

“Ma…. papa..” Maan cried curling into a ball.

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“Oye wake up. How can you sleep when you have destroyed our lives.” His father kicked Maan with his boots.

“Papa…” He woke up shocked seeing his father drunk.

“Dont call me papa you son of a b****. Dont know whose blood is running in your body.” Saying that he pushed him.

“Ammaaa….” He cried in pain.

“Aaah dare you utter that woman name in my house… let me lock you in the room.” His father dragged him to the bedroom and locked Maan and himself in same room as he was too drunk to realise what he is doing.

“What have I not done for her? The money, name, fame,royalty love family every damn ¬†thing. How much we loved each other but everything destroyed in seconds.” He drank another sip of alcohol.

“Yes everything destroyed because of your existence. If you were not born then we used to be happy. Your birth is a huge mistake useless fellow.” He started cursing him and drank uncontrollably.

Due to excessive alcohol consumption he choked his own breath and succumbed to death in  his sleep.

Little Maan was unaware of everything and was crying in the corner and drifted to sleep with tiredness. Next morning he woke up to see his father still sleeping and the room was stinking with alcohol smell.

“Papa …. papa” He woke him but he didnt budge. So Maan walked towards the door and tried to open it but it was out of his reach so he pulled a chair and stood to the height to reach but unfortunately he fell down.

And he stood up for the first time in his life on his own. His knees and elbows were scrapped but there was no one to care nor tend them.

He started feeling lonely and slowly his mind started playing the words his parents uttered to him.

You are useless.

You are unwanted.

Your birth is a mistake.

You are a sin for us.

Though he didnt understand the meaning he started feeling pain for unknown reason. Seconds passed, minutes passed, hours passed and days passed but nothing changed he was still locked inside the room and sat there unmoved looking into the empty space.

After few days Dadi returned from her trip from holy place to find the house in a mess. The watchman said Maan’s parents fought with each other and Maan’s father asked not to call him until he say so he was standing out of the gates and didnt allow any worker into the house.

She immediately ran into the house and found none. She ran upstairs where the bedroom is locked and asked the watchman to break the door. After few attempts they opened the door to see her son dead and her grandson sitting cold. She touched Maan but he was too cold and was still looking into the hollow space and after few minutes he fainted in his dadi’s arms.

And of course not to forget the neighbours and society who can easily add tons of ghee to already raging fire. All these effected the poor soul who turned to be the cold-hearted business man. He understood once a person gets money the world just bows their heads. He started hating his parents as he grew up and started hating himself more. He thought every person either sells themselves or just blame the helpless to show their upper hand. As the time started passing he started caring less towards the damn world. All he knew is to be unreachable from the world so they cant hurt him…..

FLASHBACK ENDS

When I completed telling her my past I felt her eyes tearing along with me. It hurted. It hurts to get hurt.

“I was alone Geet. My mother, my father, my relatives, neighbours ,friends everyone left me and turned their backs when I was in need. They taunted me hurted me in a most painful method. You know I even didnt cry infront of them because I was scared that they will see me as helpless and again hurt me. I even didnt trust dadi for so long but it took few years for me to trust her.” I said now sitting straight.

“But with you everything is different I fell in love with you instantly and the first ¬†time I hurted is the first time I promised myself to not hurt you. I let myself open only infront of you. You are special you are my cure, my life, my breath, every damn thing. ¬†My life without you is like a thirsty man in desert. Please dont leave me nor break my trust because I may not breath the next the moment.” I said cupping her face.

I trust her and I know she wont leave me like others but still I wanted to hear her voice to comfort my thudding heart.

“I will not leave you Maan, Never. I promise.” She sounded like a music in my heart and I felt peace.

“You know Geet even after mom dad leaving me I still even today crave for their love. I feel will they be proud of me if they are with me. Every year when I take best businessman award I feel if they really think me as useless and unwanted. Do you think my mom missed me at least once?” I asked her and she wiped my tears hugging me.

“Yes, you are a diamond they really misses you not once but their entire life.” She said trying to smile.

“Really?” I asked innocently as these words felt serene.

“Really!” She smiled and we hugged each other.

We stayed like that for a while and I stood up hearing some voices outside. I walked towards the window to see a woman covered in a shawl requesting the watchman while he just pushed her away not allowing her inside. My legs were rooted to the spot looking at the scene infront of me. The woman slumped down in weakness and stood up to walk again but before she takes any further step a speeding car hit her and she fell on the ground while blood pooled  around her.

“Maaaa!” I screamed in horror.

PRECAP

Maan’s mother in Maaneet life.