Expressions Unfettered-Chapter15-byDiyaa

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Chapter 15

Rudra took a quick shower to freshen up and clear his mind. As he put on his comfortable pair of sweatpants and a fresh T-shirt, his mind kept going back to the stricken look in Soumya’s eyes. ‘What has happened? It’s my fault for sending her confusing signals and not saying anything clearly. With our past, right from its beginning, it would be so easy for her to come to wrong conclusions. I know she cares about me…” he ran a hairbrush through his hair and went to Soumya’s room, only to find her gone. Rudra looked at the empty room for a couple seconds. “Running away…just nervousness or something bigger? Khair, bakre ki amma kab tak khair manaayegi, Rudra se bach ke Sumo aakhir kahaa jaayegi!” Pleased with his rhyming, Rudra went downstairs expecting to find her having taken shelter in someone. Sure enough, she sat next to her mother leaning against her.Rudra smiled and went and sat next to her surprising her completely.

“Yahaa ho tum? I went to look for you in your room. I told you I was coming to talk to you. Why did you run away?”

Soumya was taken aback at his openness.For some reason, she had thought that if she took refuge in company, he would avoid addressing her. She was completely unaware of the fact that his confidence had received a major boost from her own Aai.

“Uh, haan. I had been in the room for so long so I thought I would come downstairs.” Soumya clarified weakly. All of her lunch having been evicted and her entire system having undergone stress, she looked pale and tired.

“Isko huaa Kya hai?” Rudra asked sliding a little closer towards her. “Aai, doesn’t she look sick?” Rudra asked surprising Ranjana and Jhanvi and sending Soumya in complete shock.

“Aai? Since when does he call Aai, Aai. And she is not reacting to it. Surely, I have gone crazy.” Soumya thought bewildered. “I am just hungry but I don’t feel like eating anything.” she said aloud.

“Oh! I know the cure for that.” Rudra said confidently and left for the kitchen. When he came back ten minutes later, he had a freshly prepared glass of lemonade. ” This will make you feel better.”

“Thanks Rudra. That was nice of you.” Soumya said taking the glass from him. She looked at its contents thoughtfully. Then seeming to come to a resolution, she sipped from the glass. “This is wonderful​.” she said as she turned to look at Rudra who was watching her reactions carefully.

Before long everyone from various corners of the house and from outside, started to pour in. Soon the room was bustling with conversation on various topics.

“How was your day Simmi? Enjoyed with Prinkoo? Best friends already?” Pinky asked laughing.

Simran gave Pinky a good stare while Pammi looked on nervously. “I had a great day Aunty. I got to see Priyanka’s hard work and had the fortune of helping her. I met Shikhar and got to know about his wonderful NGO. I also came to know in greater detail, the noble work Om bhaiya’s gallery is doing. I don’t think I have respected another girl as much as I respect Priyanka. But no, we are not best friends. We have known each other for a day and it would be illogical to say that.”

Pinky looked miffed at the curtness of Simran’s response and became quiet while Pammi looked daggers at her daughter. Simran looked away with a bored expression.

“Soumya, how was your day? All set for your new job?” Simran asked casually.

“Yes, it was ok. I am almost prepared. Just need to sort clothes for ease of getting ready in the mornings.”

Simran beamed at that. ” Please let me help you. I am good at that.”

“She has actually proven that today Soumya.” Priyanka said quietly. ” Let her help you.”

Soumya just nodded looking at Simran’s radiant face. “Why couldn’t she be a little evil so that I could hate her for looking so perfect after a day of obvious hard work. There is no sign of tiredness​ on her face. Maybe that’s because she is pure hearted and not a burnt toast like me.” Soumya thought sullenly.

“Somamaasi, Aanoo also help.”

Soumya was brought out of her reverie by tiny hands patting her arm. She smiled widely and nodded. “If Anya helps then all work will be finished in two minutes.”

Anya smiled and looked at Simran. “Ok, Sim Run?”

“Ok boss.” Simran said laughing as she pulled Anya into her lap and tickled her lightly sending her into peals of laughter.

By dinner time Soumya was in even a greater awe of Simran. That girl had almost single-handedly, with Anya’s intermittent assistance, organized her closet, her dressing table, and even her study desk. “Are you sure you are human Simran? Who has so much energy?” Soumya asked looking completely defeated.

“My hyper energy used to be a problem Soumya. I have been trained to utilize it productively. My Papa taught me to harness it and it became my strength.” Simran said sitting down next to her. ” Besides, once I like someone genuinely, I’d do anything for them. And I like you.”

“I laayik you.” Anya repeated playing with Simran’s long hair.

Simran delicately pressed the tip of her index finger on the top of Anya’s nose. ” But I don’t like you.” she said playfully.

Before Anya’s face could become crestfallen she hugged her. “I don’t JUST like you Anya boss, I love you.” she said smiling.

“I laav you. Boss.” Anya repeated with a grin.

Soumya looked at them and sighed. ” It’s impossible. Whatever the case may be, I can’t hate her. I’ll just have to come up with a better strategy.”

Everyone had dinner in batches and Soumya stuck with the last batch that included Pinky, Jhanvi,Ranjana, and Pammi. She was still feeling a revulsion to all food and that became her excuse to eat later.

Rudra looked at her as he left the dining room. There had been no chance to remind her of their “appointment” for that night. He left with Om, Shivaay, and Saahil to go upstairs, talking to Saahil about his school.

Om said goodnight to others and went to his room trying to hide his impatience. Aashi had given him a nod and his insides had been fluttering ever since. He paced his room waiting​ for her. She arrived in about twenty five minutes.

“Oh God! What were you doing?” he said in a half shriek. Then looking at her tired face he rushed to her and gathered up in his arms. “Where is it? Show me.”

Aashi smiled. “I’ll show you if you let go of me ”

“Oh yeah!” Om sai, letting go.

Aashi walked over to her dresser, opened the handbag lying on it, took out a sheet of paper from it, and handed it to him.

Om took the paper with quivering hands and looked for the relevant box. “Positive.” he said reading it out loud.

Setting the paper aside he gathered her in his arms again and without any warning kissed her. They remained in an embrace for a couple of minutes reliving their past, starting from the evening of Shivaay and Anika’s reception when Om had found her sitting on Soumya’s bed, right to the night they had started to share their room and their life.

When Om pulled away, he saw that her cheeks were wet. “Silent tears. Her specialty.” he thought. “So it’s official now. The blood test report is final and conclusive right?” he asked.

Aashi nodded smiling and looking at him through the thin film of moisture layering her eyes. She had not realized that after being with him for three years, it was still possible to fall in love with him a little more, but it had just happened.

“Seven months left. Now ? When do we tell the family? And how?” he asked her as well as himself.

“I have already thought about it.” Aashi said with a mischievous smile. She walked back to the dresser and took out a little T-shirt from her handbag and held it up to display it.

Om grinned. “I love you. You really are the best. I am going to call Shikhar for breakfast tomorrow. He really should be the first to know but getting to know with the rest of the family is also ok.”

Hearing her brother’s name Aashi felt a fresh surge of emotions. Through a steady stream of tears, she watched Om call and talk to Shikhar.

In his room, Rudra flipped through channels restlessly. When the clock went past eleven thirty, Rudra was convinced that the house must have become quiet. He walked out of his room softly. “I’ll first go there and wait for her. She really did look sick.” he thought as he went down the staircase. ” Maybe, I can delay it for a day. Or should I go and call her from her room. Let me wait there for some time, then, I’ll call her.” he told himself as he entered the long verandah. Unable to even think about sitting, he started to go to the lawn to walk while he waited.

“Oh good you came. I was about to leave thinking you had forgotten all about me.”

Rudra turned around sharply and found Soumya, dressed in her printed cotton pyjamas, sitting on the sofa, her legs up and criss-crossed on the couch. She held a book in her hand loosely while she looked at him.

“Soumya. You are here!” he said in a whisper.

“You said, if I didn’t come, you’d come and get me. So I thought it best to be here.”

Rudra went and sat next to her on the couch and looked at her in amazement.

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Thanks for reading Everyone. Sorry about stopping the chapter at such a moment. It was either this or wait for a day or two to post as writing out their conversation needs a lot of time and energy. Eventually I decided to upload this installment for now. Hope you will like it. Please comment you can.?

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38 Comments
  1. Nicely written….pls post prikhar scenes…longing to see them

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Shraddha. Hope you are enjoying the Prikhar scenes in the recent updates. Sorry about the late response.

  2. That was so cute. ❤ ❤ ❤ Anya and her cute and adorable antics. Hmmm… What Saumya said is true… Can’t hate Sim run can we?
    So the news of Anya’s cousin’s arrival is confirmed. Looking forward to family reaction for it
    Also looking forward to RumYa conversation…

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks so much Fffan.

  3. Kehkasha

    Superb…..amazing…
    U know what…its been quite long….i have turned up on tu page for reading any article……..and about urs then I have missed a lot……
    But after reading this part….. I felt it isn’t that much that I missed…..
    And all the credit goes to ur writing skills Diyaa…..
    U r amazing…..as I told u earlier as well…….ur writing reminds me of Sammie…..but now let me tell…..u…..it getting its own shape……and moulding into ur essence……

    Tomorrow is my last exam…..so hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be back on tu as with my normal schedule……and then will continue to be ur reader…..
    Till then I can wait…
    And hope that u will post the next part soon……. As I and all ur other readers will be waiting eagerly….
    Till then take care….
    See u…
    And ya if u get time…..then plz do check the last part of O Saathiya that I had posted a long time back ……and forgot to inform u….
    See u..

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Kehkasha. It was lovely to see your comment again. And so sorry about this late response. Glad you are liking this story. Will try to catch up your recent updates too.☺

  4. amazing..
    eagerly waiting for rumya conversation

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Charitha ☺

  5. Samm

    too too short! but still just as good as always 🙂 post next soon 🙂

    1. Diyaa

      I know this is super duper late, but still, Thanks Samm!

  6. too good

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Nikita. Sorry about the late response.

  7. Awesome….superb….Anya is too adorable…..

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Lilly ☺

  8. Jerry_36

    Hey Diyaa di. Its wonderful. So descriptive. Loved Saumya in today’s chapter. I will be waiting for more❤

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Jerry ☺

  9. Awwwwwwww. I just want to say a big extended Awwwwwwww. As Shivaay said on show Awwwwww signifies expression which can’t be expressed as they are unfettered 😉
    Rudra’s support and concern for Soumya, Simran’s helpful nature, Pinky’s over excitement regarding Rudran :p (Rudra + Simran) or Simru :p :p , their “appointment” time, Soumya’s coming to meet Rudra fearing his cute threat – all was just awwwwwwwwesome.
    Yay Aanya will soon get a cousin but she’s already a boss for many.
    Thanks for uploading irrespective of your hectic schedule.
    PS I would love if you would write something about Om’s drug addiction of past. Aashi’s past was well described in Serendipity. Please write something regarding Om’s. I know he’s mature enough now to forget it but I’m curious too.(I did not follow Road to Redemption so if that explains Om’s characterisation then please specify the episodes which do so. I’d love to read about Om but I just don’t like Shivika due to the over the top behavior of Shivaay for Anika neglecting others in the show)

    1. And keep rocking with your delectable drug

    2. Diyaa

      Hey Sanjukta. A big sorry for not responding to this earlier. I am so thankful for the appreciation I am receiving. You have given me a good idea. I will try to think about and come up with a short story about Om’s past. No Road to Redemption did not talk about Om’s past much it had his reconciliation with Tej and some intense scenes between him and Anika where they realized their special bond which was akin to a sibling bond. Anika was instrumental in bringing On and Tej back together in that FF and Tej recognized and appreciated that fact. Since each story of mine has picked up where the previous one left off, you might enjoy reading that FF. It is relatively short too. I’ll keep thinking about Om’s background.?

  10. Niriha

    Awesome…anya was so cute??waiting for next

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Niriha ?

  11. Aarti32

    It was amazing Diyaa!!

    Sim run!! Anya is unique ??

    Woohoo..Good news for Om n Aashi!!

    Rumya were also awesome today..

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Aarti ?

  12. His is not fair u stopped at an cliffhanger no ways……..do post soon di…

    1. *this sry typos……

    2. Diyaa

      Thanks Arthi?

  13. Gayathri.visu

    Hi di. Imagining Sumo’s confused face, when Rudra’s normal and comfortable behaviour towards Jhanvi n Aai is so cute! Anya….such a baby doll! Soooooo cute n sweet doll. Wow! The result is POSITIVE….. Anya is going to get her partner very son. Rumya’s convo….. Eagerly waiting for next part.

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Gayathri ?

  14. wel,its never the usual but as expected the chapter was amazing.its now like a drug to us,we’r so used to it that it always seems short,however long chapter u write.
    Rudra seemed so collected at first but by the end he turned to be more nervous than Somya who seems to wait paitently for whichever turn her life takes (seems the effect of positive vibes drawn from her mother)
    Its true that I cant muster up the courage to hate Simran though she is meddling in our Soma’s thought & Prinku’s love life
    through out the dinner,jittriness could be felt in the air but I almost forgot Om-Aashi and their new addition to their own small world
    I literally am jumping in excitement to see how they tell rest of the family
    I’ve been noticing u’r intentonally deyaling the confession part,letting us simmer in the expectation,I guess
    well cant wait enough for the following chapters & yes,I’m counting on u to start the next story just after u cmplete this
    luved Anya today guessing epilouge inPrinku’s boutique opning
    plz,update soon

    1. Diyaa

      Hey Aashi deeyar? Just wanted to say thanks for this comment, even though it’s a belated response. Your support means a lot to me☺

  15. Sanjanagarg

    awesome….what soumya said is totally true…we cant hate simran..she is not like vamp…..i love aanoo very much…..rudra care…i was laughing like hell during rudra’s shayari…aashi-om scenes aewsome….all in all awesome……do update soon

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks so much Sanjana ? That shayari just popped into my head and wouldn’t go away?Sorry about this late response.

  16. Tanz

    Simran is definitely a packet of energy just like our chota packet bada dhamaka Aanoo. But the bad thing is, she doesn’t have a match for her till now, Rudra is in love with Some and Shikhar in love with Prinku.Am I forgetting someone?….No I don’t think.
    Feeling really happy for Om and Saahil and excited too for Rumya’s conversation.

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks so much Tanz. ☺

  17. Superb update…

    1. Diyaa

      Thanks Ankita ☺

  18. Neha_Pheonix

    Great Diyaa! Fantastic, Awesome, superb. Its because of your train of thoughts and perfect English, I am getting this wonderful update. It feels like to know more about story and about you too! U r a perfect example of posting timely and managing long, sweet and superb update. Love you my dear mentor.

    1. Diyaa

      Oh Neha, that was so sweet of you! Thanks for such lovely appreciation. It’s amazing that I am so inspired by all the interesting plots some of the writers including you, write. And yet, my observations of behavior and it’s description manages to get some appreciation. This has nurtured a love of writing in me and removed my fear of failure. Really appreciate it ☺

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