Find me (Mahi and Shivaay) Episode 1

Heyyo people! 🙂 Please don’t kill me for being this late! Also, this episode is a kind of recap from Mahi’s point of view. So please bear with me and do let me know your thoughts on this. Now, without much ado, let’s begin.
Link to the prologue: Prologue

FIND ME: EPISODE 1
MAHO’S PERSPECTIVE

Why was all of this becoming so twisted up? I had clearly told her not to hurt Shivaay, but she had ignored my words as usual. “Don’t argue with me Mahi. Why is it bothering you? I’m warning you right now, don’t mess with my plans. Do you get it?” she had pushed me away when I had objected. I had quieted her down so that no one could find us scheming together, but I had never agreed to it. So she had taken it upon herself to get Shivaay out of her way, but failed miserably when Anika thwarted her designs. I wasn’t too shocked with the turn of events, but I was still awed by Mr. and Mrs. Kanji Aankh’s fearless love. But the question that was running through my head right now was for someone else entirely.

At first, I didn’t even know there was a person who had the same face as me but was living a completely different life. Then there was a time when having the same face as Shivaay Singh Oberoi was the worst thing that had happened to me, given the dramatic differences between our circumstances. Then I made it into an opportunity with some help from Mother and Ranveer. But now, this duplicate face was becoming a curse again as courtesy of my ambitious mother, there were a dozen people out on a hunt for me! I was practically on a non-house arrest with no escape from Mother’s constant accusations and scolding. Only for a minute though, I thought of the one person that distracted me enough to calm me down, “What is she doing now? Did she eat?”
“Mausi, I think we need to lie low for now. They won’t let it go so easily right now, but after some time, I’m sure we’ll stand a better chance”, Ranveer’s voice snapped me out of my daydreams. Leaning closer to the mobile on speaker, I asked, “Bhai, how long do you have to stay in there?”

Thanks to the corrupt police system, Ranveer had managed to get a phone for calling even inside the lock-up. Everyone knew his arrest was just for the sake of the Oberois, but he would be released in a day or two for lack of evidence or something lame like that; that is unless they pull out another trick. But I still worried for him and got another dose of scolding from Mother in return, “Do you even need to ask Mahi? The poor thing! He must be having such a hard time, and all because of your cowardice. Now I think it would have gone better if we had left you out of it. Except for this face of yours, there’s nothing else that helped us with this!”
Ouch! That hurt. I hung my head and waited for them to finish their conversation. As I listened to them, another plan started sketching itself in my head. Something that would let me have what I want and keep everyone safe too. A ghost of a smile crossed my features for once as I held myself back from sharing it with the other two. Maybe, there’s hope for me after all!

TWO DAYS LATER
Fury shook me as I burst into the room to confirm my worst fears. “Was it you?” I shouted in anger at Mother for the first time in my life. Unfortunately she couldn’t see my heart and didn’t register the difference in my tone, continuing with her irritated rant on my existence. It still hurt as usual but I cut her short and yelled, “Not him! I definitely warned you, do not hurt him! Why did you do this, Mother?” Without waiting for a reply, I ran out, praying for the first time in ages for someone else.

I reached just in time to see Shivaay tied to a chair and surrounded by a dozen of goons. Fists flew, kicks landed and after a trying round of getting bashed up, the goons ran for dear life and left me alone with my doppelganger. Crouching beside his limp body, I touched his arm and shook him lightly, fearing the worst already. “Shivaay, can you hear me?” Some of my blood had fallen on his cheek, staining his perfection with my impure red. I didn’t like that, so I took the cloth tied around my head and cleaned it up, combing his hair with my fingers and trying to make him look like my perception of the perfect Shivaay Singh Oberoi.

When I had watched his face to my fullest, comparing it with my shabby appearance and etching each detail of dissimilarity in my mind, I called Rudra from his phone and asked him to pick me up.

Hiding behind a forlorn jeep, I saw the Pahalwan lift him up and put him in the car with so much care. At least my decision of calling the Pahalwan was correct, I commended myself. The long haired guy didn’t look weak either, but I guess he would have been more observant to my presence as well as my now-partially-hidden striking fiery bike. I waited there for a while, trying to win a staring completion against the blank ground. Then I remembered I had to confront Mother and try to persuade her to give up again.

As it turns out, you can never get used to being abandoned. Mother had left without telling me anything and Ranveer had asked me to go into hiding. So I left my things by her place as a gift and went on my way like an aimless nomad. But it was worth being surprised over when I smiled at my deserted mobile and imagined her happy dance on getting a gift from me.

Later on, sitting on the cliff and playing my mouth organ into the night, I thought back to a comment by some random stupid stranger in our neighborhood, “Your condition right now is like a dog, so why don’t you try coming to terms with this fact?” Then, I had hit him across the mouth until his lips bled. But now that I think about it seriously, it was true after all. People like dogs based on their breeds, surroundings and owners. They treat high class dogs royally as compared to trashing the street dogs, even if they cannot tell one dog from the other! People just kick the street dogs away even though they feed them stale bread in a burst of generosity. But they feel irritated with the dog’s faithfulness when it follows them. The people in this planet have a crazy way of thinking without logic! And I have a crazier way of craving for these crazy people’s affection. I looked down at the piece of cloth around my hand which was keeping my bleeding wound company and wondered how my shiny new brother was doing in his palace…

Copyright to Samm

29 comments

  1. Kriti249

    Kriti249

    |Registered Member

    Di it has been written beautifully. Poor mahi. You have justified his character and feelings so well. Looking forward to the next one…. Continue soon

  2. Diyaa

    Diyaa

    |Registered Member

    Awesome work is all I can say. As usual, your writing flows effortlessly at the same time revealing how hard it would be to write like that. Mahi’s character is developing very well. Since I missed several episodes of the show, ( it was really getting on my nerves:( ), I don’t know if Shivaay and Mahi are actually related. If yes, who’s their birth mother. Anyhow, you will probably reveal that through your FF. So I’ll wait patiently for the next one 😊

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      thanks diyaa 🙂 even i watch a few episodes a little later than usual when mahi isn’t there. the story seems to be focusing on anika’s past now, but thanks to mahi’s intriguing and emotional story, i can’t find the interest in anika’s story. except for the cute shivika scenes that are few and far between, i don’t know why else am i watching the show. i’m glad you liked my portrayal of mahi. will try to include shivika soon, although i don’t know when 🙂 so, you’ll have to wait before their truth is revealed. have been busy for a few days, so i don’t know when i’ll be able to post next 🙂

  3. Vivikhta

    Hey ya, Sam di!
    I have been a silent reader at tu but have been a huge fan of your works.
    How can someone even write like this?
    I read precious and was absolutely spellbound. Precious is absolutely precious. Then there was lucky, another very very fine pieces of literature which I am lucky to have come across. But the best is Find me because it contains two out of my three favourite IB characters – Mahi and Shivaay.
    The same faces but absolutely different personae. Reminds me of the prince and the pauper. But u truly r amazing. The way u express your characters.Your writing is subtle yet impressive , satisfying yet unsatisfying because I have a natural urge to read more and more!
    Sometimes I feel u r some published author!
    But anyways, now that I have stopped my boring rant, I want to ask u the most important questions?
    When r u updating next?
    I won’t ask u to rush because I know it takes effort to create stories like these, especially when u write them in the middle of the night as I have read in your posts!
    A….will u like to b my friend?
    With lots of warmth and love,
    Vivikhta 💞

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      thanks vivikhta 🙂 i’m so glad you commented even if it’s after such a long time. i’m so happy that i’ve such wonderful readers who remember my work after such a long time too! it seems like forever ago that i started writing precious! thanks a lot for your appreciation, it means a lot to me. i’m no published author. if anything, i’m the amateur of amateurs! 😀
      i’m mostly a nocturnal person, so most of the work i do is at night, like studies and writing and everything. but i’e been busy nowadays, so i don’t know when i’ll post next. maybe today or tomorrow, if possible 🙂 thanks again, and i hope i won’t disappoint you guys 🙂

  4. Anu

    Wow! Nice yaar! But who is mahi referring to as did “she” eat.. is that someone else.. or am I missing something?

  5. Gayathri.visu

    Gayathri.visu

    |Registered Member

    Excellent…. Mahi! I am feeling very sad for him. He is not at fault but he pays for someone’s mistake!!! Eagerly waiting for next part dear….

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      yeah gayathri, he just has to battle bad luck for some time. i’m in love with mahi, so i won’t let him suffer for long. but it was important to show his current feelings and conditions, that’s why the depressing episode 🙂 thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Sofiya. S.

    That was really an amazing episode dear 👍. Your writing is really flawless and beautiful Samm. The way you portray Mahi’s emotions is so beautiful and heart-touching. Eagerly waiting for the next update dear. Post soon 😇😇…

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      thanks sofiya 🙂 i don’t know about flawless, but i’m glad you think it’s beautiful 🙂 i’ll try to post asap 🙂

  7. Chandini

    Samm awesome awesome awesome I have no words to say you slayed me with your writing girl….you know what actually I didnt like mahi as I like Shivaay but this ff I think will make me lov him….and sorry for being this late I searched in our grp for link but I think you have some issues in phone but I found now😊😊

    Lov you samm😙😙

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      thanks chandni 🙂 i like shivaay too, but mahi is just too adorably awesome next to shivaay’s set-in-stone character. i hope i can portray my thoughts on mahi well and convert you into a mahi fan as well! 😀 thanks for looking it up though. i’ll try to post next soon 🙂

  8. Renimarenju

    Renimarenju

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    Very well written by my brilliant author…..A big salute from me for this 2 u dear….Ok …..i think i must give appreciation thread in different style for this episode……So here it goes….

    U chose those words which are like stars 2 brighten the darkness
    U captures those moments which depicts the reality of life
    U brings characters as lively which drenches my eyes
    U portrays so many emotions in one which touches my heart
    U and ur ff are so precious and i always love 2 read it …..With lots of love renima

    • Samm

      Samm

      |Author

      your words always touch my heart renima 🙂 it makes me so happy to read such positive comments from you 🙂 thanks a lot 🙂

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