Continuation from Episode 11:
Anika’s operation is going on.Outside,Shivaay falls into deep thoughts-
“Why I did not correct sister when she referred Anika as my wife?I had the time still I could not!What had happened to me then?What sister assumed was a downright lie!Still I was not feeling any uneasiness that time.Even now thinking about it,neither my heart is in conflicts nor asking any question.Looks like whatever happened,happened as something good and well expected!Since Anika came into my life,this is the first time when I was not confused at all.Am I thinking too much on a simple misunderstanding or matter is something else?Whatever it is,I will clear everything once operation gets over.Yes,this is the only way”….He checks the time.It’s 10:15 p.m.Two hours have passed since operation has started.Waiting seems endless outside OT.Around 12:30 a.m.green light of the OT turns on and doctor comes out.Shivaay rushes to him-
Shivaay:Doctor,how is A..Anika?And operation?
Doctor:Operation is successful but…
Shivaay:But?But what doctor?Shivaay is panicked!
Doctor:Mr.Oberoi,we have managed to stop the bleeding and treated her outer level damage for the time being.But the main concern is her inner damage as she got injured in the head.To know the exact problem,we have to wait for the latest report.Bleeding was heavy so patient’s condition was more critical.Now our prime target and priority will be getting back her consciousness.Once patient gets her consciousness back,she will be out of danger.And provided with all the reports,we will be able to decide what needs to be done next.But it will tough for the patient to remain stable in that condition.Pray to God that she remains stable by any means.We are shifting her to the ICU.She will be under observation next 48 hours.Anything can happen in these hours.Stay strong Mr.Oberoi.We will try our level best.Rest is in the hands of God.Doctor leaves.
Shivaay turns silent hearing doctor’s words.OT’s door gets opened and nurses come out taking Anika with them.Anika is shifted to the ICU.Shivaay follows them like a lifeless being.Standing outside the glass wall of ICU,he tries to touch Anika.Her eye’s are shut but looking like she is dreaming peacefully.Tears welled up in Shivaay’s eyes.He says in his mind-
“Anika,I had brought you here in the hope of bringing happiness in your life.Never thought in my wildest dream that you have to face such a day!It was my decision to make you meet your family.Whatever has happened today,only I am responsible for that.I am responsible for your present condition,yes.You are fighting for your life because of me.I should not have brought you here,no!I have made many decisions till today.All of them resulted in success.I was so confident when I made that specific decision as to you.I ignored minor risks expecting huge profits,for sure.For the first time my decision went totally wrong.It costed me hugely!If something happens to you na Anika,I will not be able to forgive myself-never,ever.”Shivaay closes his eyes.Tears are running down like rivers!
Hospital becomes busy as usual in the morning.Shakti and Omkara have reached Delhi and now they are in the hospital.They inquire about Shivaay at the reception then moves forward.Om notices Shivaay at a distance and calls him out.Shivaay is seen sitting.Hearing Om’s voice he stands up.Om comes running to him and hugs-
Omkara:Look at you!What have you done to yourself?Go and look in the mirror.You yourself will get frightened!
Shakti:Shivaay dear,Om told us everything.We were so worried for you.Your Mom created big ruckus in the home.She was adamant to come with us.Thank God that Ma stopped her.
Omkara:And only I know how I managed Rudra.15 calls in last one hour.By the way,why are you not answering phone?I was trying since long.
Shivaay:Sorry I did not notice.It’s battery was down and I forgot to charge.I made you all worked up.He looks down.
Shakti:It’s okay dear.Everything will be fine by the grace of God.How is Anika dear?
Shivaay:She is under the observation of 48 hours.Until she gets consciousness,nothing can be told.Anika’s condition is very critical Papa!
Shakti:May God protect her from all the danger.Ma prayed for Anika and arranged a special puja for her recovery.Removing something from the pocket-She gave this thread and told to tie it in Anika’s hand.She will recover soon by the grace of God.Shivaay takes the thread from his hand.With doctor’s permission,he enters into the ICU room and ties the thread in Anika’s hand,very carefully.Shivaay holds Anika’s hand in his hand and says in his mind-
Shivaay:”Nothing will happen to you.You will be alright.My heart is saying that.I won’t let anything happen to you.For that I will do anything.You just wake up.I will never leave you alone,I promise.Just open your eyes Anika!”Shivaay cries.Omkara is watching Shivaay from outside.Shivaay puts down Anika’s hand very slowly on the bed.He comes out from the room.
Omkara:I am sure you have not slept for a second and eaten as well.I have booked a room for you in the motel Purple Orchid.Our Delhi guest house is little far from here otherwise everything could be arranged there.Go and get yourself tidy first.Looking at you no one will be able to recognize that you are Shivaay Singh Oberoi!Om tries to laugh.
Shakti:Om is right Shivaay dear.If you will fall sick,your Mom won’t spare me.Go and take some rest.We are here to look after Anika.Shivaay glances through the wall into ICU.Doctor and Nurses are around her.He leaves for the motel.Shakti and Om are waiting outside ICU then suddenly Om’s phone rings.He takes the call-
Omkara:Who is it?Gauri is on the call.
Gauri:Can I speak to Mr.Shivaay Singh Oberoi?It’s urgent.His phone is unreachable so I have been given this number to contact him.
Omkara:Okay but who are you?May I know that?
Gauri:Sorry I forgot to introduce myself.I am Gauri-Anika di is my sister.I want to meet her.Mr.Oberoi perhaps can tell me her whereabouts.
Omkara:I understood.But listen to me very carefully what I am going to say right now…….Om explains all the incidents to Gauri.He hangs up finishing telling everything to Gauri.
Shakti:Who was on the call Om dear?
Omkara:It’s Anika’s sister Gauri,Chote Papa.She is coming here.Omkara looks into the ICU……….
Precap:Shivaay meets Gauri.He requests her to tell everything she knows about Anika and Mr.Trivedi’s differences!