her grab her robe and head towards the bathroom
Don:And what shall I do here all alone, poor me?
Swara:I don’t know, read something
Don raised an eyebrow
Don:If I have to do it, then it’s no fun. I only read when I feel like reading
Swara:That’s pretty much your motto for everything you do
Don:It’s too risky to leave the apartment. I’ll go nuts in here
he widened his eyes and she burst into laughter
Swara:I’d like to see that.Aren’t you already crazy?
she then ran towards the bathroom as Don threw a pillow at her When she stepped out of the shower Don had already cooked breakfast for her
Swara:No no no, I’m 2 hours late already Don!
Don gestured for her to be silent and seated and she complied immediately He placed a cup of coffee next to her plate and sat opposite to her at the dining table
Don:Now do I need to run you through what you should and should not do today?
Swara:What’s that supposed to mean?
Swara asked irritated. She didn’t like being patronized Don pressed his lips into a straight line
Don:Swara, I’m serious. You need to be very careful
Swara:I’m well aware of that
Don:Keep in mind that even the slightest mistake can blow the whole thing off
Swara:Don. I got it. Would you drop it?
she placed her fork back on the table and grabbed her mug standing up
Don:Where do you think you’re going?
Swara:I’m leaving for work. Where you are sending me. I’m nervous enough as it is and here you are getting me all hyper.
He grabbed her by the elbow just as she was about to leave
DonWait… I’m sorry, alright?
he inhaled trying to calm down
Don:I’m worried, that’s all. Everything lies in your hands and I have to sit here and do nothing. It’s really hard for me to do that. I’m always the doer. I’ll grow gray hairs in these few hours
he chuckled She smiled faintly and hugged him
Swara:Don’t worry. It’ll be alright
she then winked at him
He kissed her and finally let her go She stopped the car in the headquarters’ parking lot and took in a deep breath. This was it. She entered the building and greeted everyone in her way. Suddenly it stroked her how she would miss it all. She tried to shake the thought off, and not become emotional.She knocked on detective Ram’s office door and he was surprised to see her
Ram: Swara! Finally you show your face. You’ve got us all worried. I didn’t want to disturb you on your vacation, but…
Swara:… But you made a few inquiries
Swara:Ragini and my neighbor told me. You needn’t have worried. I was fine
Ram smiled back
Ram:I’m sorry to have invaded your privacy like that.
Swara:Don’t mention it sir. I understand. And your worries are not unfounded. I have been trying to get over all that has happened and … it’s harder than ever. I was about to give it all up but thought I should give it one last shot…
He furrowed his eyebrows
Ram:You’re not thinking of leaving us, are you?
She shrugged and lowered her gaze
Swara;I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought about it. I have to think of my own welfare, sir… it’s been years since I’ve been struggling and I think I need a complete change of scenery…
Ram:Swara… I can’t say I wasn’t expecting this… I know how much of a toll this all has taken on you. But you’re my best officer and we need you here. So I’m kind of caught up in the middle. As your friend I support you, but as your boss I’d like you to stay. Maybe there’s something we could do for you?
Swara:Nahin sir, there’s nothing that could help. I’m here to finish any paperwork … I’ll give it a serious thought for a few days and if I really can’t go on, I’ll hand you in my resignation
He sighed again
Ram: Sara… I support your decision regardless
he gave her a reassuring smile
Swara:Thank you, sir
she smiled back and left his office
‘What’s this I’ve been hearing about you leaving us?’
Arjun came toher desk, hours later, as she was going through some files She sighed
Swara:The word spread fast…
he said as he grabbed a chair and sat next to her
Arjun:What are you doing? Where’s your ambition yaar? I really didn’t expect you to just give up like this!
Swara:Kya? Arjun, I’m not giving up anything. On the contrary, I’m tryingto get on with my life
she snapped back at him
Arjun:I can’t believe what that ba*te*d did to you.
he said between his teeth swara caught her tongue. She wanted to slap him but couldn’t(me too)
Swara:Let it go, Arjun
Arjun:If I were you I’d put all those feelings to good use and help us catch that son of a b*tch!
Arjun:I know why you stopped the search that day when we had the lead on him,
she furrowed her brows questioningly
Arjun:He was here, Swara. I’m 100% sure. He might still be here. But you stopped the search. And I know why!
She looked at him in shock, her heart was beating so fast it was about to break free from her chest
Arjun:Because you couldn’t handle seeing him again!
he finally said She managed not to sigh in relief and looked at him irritated
Swara:That is not true. I just thought about it and it made no sense
Arjun:Still, it wouldn’t have hurt to look, na?
he raised an eyebrow
Arjun:But you couldn’t do it. And now you’re running away!
he crossed his arms over his chest andstood up
Arjun:I don’t recognize you anymore, Swara. What happened to you, where’s your spirit? Did he break your spirit too, aside from your heart?
she stood up too and pointed her finger at him warningly
Swara:Don’t cross the line, Arjun! I may be quitting soon but that doesn’t give you any right to disrespect me like this! I have a life and a mind of my own to make decisions that do not concern you inany way, thank you very much!
Arjun:I’m sorry if I came across as disrespectful. Youknow how I look up to you … and how I care for you
he stepped closer and she immediately stepped back
Swara:You’re unbelievable! Here you go on and on about me acting foolishly because of a so-called broken heart. But what are you doing? The very same. Just stay away from me
she squinted at him and left the office angrily She finished off handling her files and left for the day. As she drove back home she couldn’t help but weep. It had turned out so much more difficult than she had expected. Tiredly, she opened the door to her apartment only to stare at it in shock.
How was the chapter guyz. Arjun is one of a colleague of Swara. How is Don’s plane. N lastly why Swara is shocked.
Credit to: IREENA