Continuation from Episode 31:
Shivaay and Anika come in their room.Anika is talking about Chanchan and Chanchal.Shivaay is little ahead of Anika in walking.Suddenly he stops without hearing anything from Anika.Shivaay turns and sees Anika is about to faint.He catches Anika-
Shivaay:Ani..Anika,are you okay?Open your eyes,Anika?She opens her eyes-
Anika:I..I am okay.Just feeling dizzy.Shivaay makes her sit on the bed and hands over a glass of water.Anika drinks that.
Shivaay:Should I call the doctor?
Anika:I am fine Shivaay.No need to call the doctor.
Shivaay:Are you sure?
Anika:Yes.Let’s see what Chanchan and Chanchal are doing.They come near the basket like little home of Chanchan and Chanchal.They are eating grass.Shivaay and Anika spend time with them.
Around 12:!5 pm
Anika is in the kitchen.
Anika:Today I will give Shivaay surprise.She starts arranging things near cook top.While doing so,water spills on the floor.Anika is looking for something to wipe away that water but that time Shivaay comes and slips in the water.Anika manages to hold him somehow.Standing straight Shivaay says-
Shivaay:How did water come here?You could slip like I did.One second,you are in the kitchen even before me?Late lateef ji sudhar gaye kya?
Anika:I thought to give you surprise by arranging things but water got spilled and you….
Shivaay:It’s okay Anika.Now I am here na I will handle everything.
Cooking starts while Anika observes Shivaay attentively.He tries to make Anika learn few basic of cooking.Later,they enjoy their lunch,together.Whole afternoon passes smoothly.
At Late Afternoon
Shivaay is talking with someone over phone-
Shivaay:Have you done what I asked you to do?I know he is out of town.Do inform me when he will return.It’s very urgent.He cuts the call.
Coming in the room he finds Anika in the middle of the bed with a lot of sketch papers,pencils,pen etc.She is drawing something on paper.Shivaay goes to her-
Shivaay:Anika,what are you doing with all these?Anika looks at Shivaay-
Anika:Come,sit here.He sits.
Anika:Well,I was just trying to renew my talent.She laughs.
Shivaay:Sorry,I did not understand.
Anika:When I was small,I used to love making sketches.As you know my Dad deals in diamonds and gold jewellery and for that,I have seen a lot of design books,catalogs on jewellery in our house.Watching those I tried to make some of my own.One day,Dad saw my imperfect designs and praised my effort and encouraged me.After that,it became my passion,gradually.
Anika:I took my bachelor degree on fashion designing and went to London to study further,to complete my MS.Now I don’t know whether I have finished it or not.Do you know Shivaay?
Shivaay:Yes,you have completed your MS with distinction.Anika smiles-What happened next?
Anika:While studying,apart from designing jewellery,bridal costume grabbed my attention.Dad told me to go with both jewellery designing and bridal dress,at the same time as it would be a perfect combination,if I wished to.Then,I started my work on both with all my dedication and love.
Shivaay recalls that room in Trivedi Villa where he talked with Mrs.Trivedi,going there for the first time which was full of cloths and design materials,decorated systematically.He starts listening to Anika’s words with rapt attention.There Anika continues-
Anika:I became one of the executive designers of Trivedi Jewels & Diamonds,especially for bridal collection branch.Dad launched my designs keeping my name hidden,as his daughter!
Anika:Because I wanted to.When Dad got to know the reason,he was really surprised.
“Even me too”
Shivaay says in his mind.
Anika:I wanted to create my own identity as Anika,not being the daughter of Harshvardhan Trivedi,the famous diamond merchant.I wanted people to know me through my work.
Shivaay:That’s excellent.What your Dad said?
Anika:Dad agreed with much happiness.He was so proud on my decision and of me.Very soon I started getting projects and my designs reached almost all the showrooms of Trivedi Jewels & Diamonds,across India.
But,I wanted to have my own fashion and jewellery house,in the money I was earning.Dad opened a separate bank account and all my monthly salary being the executive designer of Trivedi Jewels & Diamonds got deposited in it.Dad was very much excited even more than me on the prospect of my own showroom.Everything was set but……
Shivaay:But?But what Anika?
Anika:It was pre-decided that once I return India after completing my post graduation,my jewellery and fashion house would be inaugurated.But now….Anika stops.
Now I have forgotten where I left everything,my dream and all.Don’t know whether I will be able to relive my dream or not.Anika looks down getting sad.Shivaay moves close to Anika and takes her hand in his hands then says-
Shivaay:You know Anika,Dadi always says when it’s comes to fulfilling one’s dream,it’s never late.You can catch up anytime no matter what.Just you have to trust your heart and work accordingly.
And your dream will be a vivid reality,my heart is saying that.Shivaay smiles sweetly looking at Anika.
She hugs Shivaay while he too reciprocates Anika’s hug,caressing her hair.Anika says remaining in Shivaay’s arms-
Anika:Shivaay,I am missing Dad so very much.He has not called me even once nor he came to meet me.Shivaay gets shocked.
Shivaay:He will come to meet you Anika,very soon.He is not in India.Once he comes,he will meet you.
Anika:Really?Are you sure?
Shivaay:Pinky Promise.Where is your finger?Anika forwards her finger and they perform Pinky Promise!
Anika hugs Shivaay getting all excited and happy.
Some Time Later
Shivaay is seen sitting in the hall,in front of laptop,typing away something.Anika comes there tip-toeing from behind and covers Shivaay’s eyes with her hands.Shivaay touches Anika’s hands and says-
Anika:Are you sure that I am Anika?
Shivaay:Of course.My heart is saying,you are Anika and my heart never tells lies.Do you need proof?
Anika removes her fingers.Then,leaning ahead she captures Shivaay with both her hands,bringing her face close to him.She says-
Anika:How do you know without even seeing?Is there any secret?
Shivaay:Hai na ek secret.Shivaay brings Anika next to him holding her hands over the sofa-
I have an inbuilt Anika sensometer in me.So,it’s very easy.Anika laughs sitting next to Shivaay.
Shivaay:Do you need anything?
Anika:First tell me,are you busy?What are you doing?
Shivaay:Nothing.Just checking some official documents.Why?
Anika:Then come with me.
Anika takes Shivaay out of the house,in the lawn garden.Going there Shivaay finds house stuffs are placing net-stand,making court with chalk powder.Some are arranging table.
Shivaay:What is this Anika?
Anika:We will play badminton here,together.
Anika:Kya what Shivaay
?See,you keep yourself busy whole day in my works and invest your time only on me.In all these,you forget sparing time for you.You too deserve few minutes which will tension free,peaceful,at least.So,I have arranged it.Kaisa laga meri idea?
Anika:Pick up your racket bat then?
Shivaay takes one so does Anika.
Anika:Shivaay,are you ready to-Lose?
Anika:Don’t challenge me.You will lose very badly.
Shivaay:Shivaay Singh Oberoi ko harana mushkil hi nahi,na-mumkin hai!
Anika:Confidence is good but,not overconfidence.Don’t forget,you are going to play against Anika,Anika Shivaay Singh Oberoi and that’s me.She points at herself.”Lose”,this word does not exist in my dictionary.I make other include this specific word in their dictionary.Understand?
Shivaay fixes his gaze on Anika then throws the racket in the air.Anika looks up.Shivaay catches it without looking,with his one hand.
Shivaay:Are you challenging me?
Shivaay:Okay then,challenge accepted.
Saying that,Shivaay Singh Oberoi does his famous hair flick.
Game is totally on and on fire!