Hi This is VHM aka Harika coming up with a new story / Fanfiction on Ishqbaaz. This will involve all the three couples . A subtle romance, thrill, accusations, support and family bonding. Get on a new ride with me and do support me.
Please ignore the grammatical and spelling mistakes…….Hope the readers would support me the same way as they have supported me till date…
Author’s Note : I am very much disappointed with the sort of response that i am getting for the episodes. I know i have said , precisely requested the silent readers many times to just vote and post not a lengthy at-least a one word opinion , which is just a matter of few seconds , but all in vain. So decided to end this book very soon. May be I am at fault for not giving a content in the way you all are expecting ( or) May be i am at fault for not setting up targets and giving the updates almost regularly and informing my absence prior to being so So this decision seems appropriate at this point.Just disappointed with the way things are going on.
To all the loyal readers and Voters i know am hurting you , but my disappointment has reached a threshold and am not able to help it. Sorry and many many apologies for taking such decision.
‘’Annika listen to me’’ he still cupped her face
‘’What…what are you saying? This ..this can’t be true’’ she mumbled looking at his eyes
‘’Shiv ..please don’t joke…how can you know me , when I have met you just few months back..no..you are kidding right…tell me you are kidding right’’ she said holding his hands that were cupping her face
‘’No..i am not…I am not kidding Annika , this is the truth…’’
‘’But..how ..how can this be true?’’
‘’This is the only truth Annika , you and I grew up together ,Studied in the same school till you were 8 years , you were my ONLY BEST FRIEND , MY STUPID then..and now you are my only Lo’’ he stopped midway
‘’This is impossible…don’t do this to me Shiv…’’ she still couldn’t digest what he said
‘’Annika…I know this is difficult for you to believe and I know the reason why you can’t believe…but this is the truth, the only truth that kept me alive till today and may be further…’’
She looked pale his words made her think her life being a big mystery. If it was someone else who spoke this she would have laughed it off…but the man who said this, who was standing infront of her is her LOVE ….she could see honesty in his eyes , she could see the pain he had in his eyes, she could see the care and concern for her in his eyes ….she could see the fear of losing her in his eyes…
‘’Annika I wouldn’t force you to believe me, I know if someone comes to you suddenly and says you are not what who you are thinking to be yourselves then ‘’
‘’I want to believe you Shivaay…I donno why, but I want to believe you, I agree , I agree it is difficult but I can’t ignore the fact that you would never lie to me on such a big thing for no reason. But ..’’
‘’I know you have many questions going on your head, but Annika please…please don’t stress yourself…just forget this…forget everything that I said and that happened…let’s start everything afresh’’
‘’No Shivaay…this isn’t easy….to say not possible…’’ she got off his hold
‘’I know…but let’s leave this…atleast for now’’
‘’Shiv..i want to know everything…every reason and fact beyond your such statement..’’ she spoke determined
‘’Are you sure Annika…because this might change everything between us…and …’’
‘’nothing will change Shiv… nothing will change’’ She spoke calm looking into his eyes
‘’Fine..if you want to know…today I will not want to stop myself…I will vent out everything that I had kept within myself and I ..I..’’ he looked almost vulnerable to her
She pulled him into a hug ‘’I will be with you’’ she didn’t know why she said but these words came out giving him the much required boost.
Breaking the hug , he looked at her for a while and taking steps back he sniffed and scratched his forehead, rubbing his fingers against his palms he was trying to get ready for the revelation which he had to do it sooner or later…it was important for both of them
‘’I can wait for somemore time but I would want you to let me know everything Shivaay…every damn thing…’’ she tried to keep her calm
‘’you need not …I will say everything….’’ Saying he settled in the sofa and she followed the suite…
‘’Promise me Shiv you wouldn’t hide even the smallest detail…’’
‘’you can trust me on this because , I would not only tell you but take you to those times where you would see all by yourself’’
‘’you are kiddingme Shiv’’
‘’I am not…sit here …’’ saying he went into his room and came after 5 minutes with some files and a hard disc
Being silent he connected the hard disk to his laptop and through chrome cast connected it to the large TV screen before them.
‘’What’s all this Shiv?’’
‘’your and ours truth’’ holding her hands he slowly rubbed them…
‘’Annika…whatever you will be going to listen and see will or to say can have adverse effects , so promise me, you will remain calm and try to adopt …you would not panic …because I ..’’
‘’I promise you Shiv…I promise you…because I know no matter whatever I go through , you wouldn’t not leave me unattended’’
‘’Fine…so let me start with the first jolt to you ‘’
She looked on while he held her hands tight
‘’Annika you are not Annika Chaturvedi, you are Annika Harshavardhan Trivedi’’ Saying he looked at her and could clearly see the statement effect her tremendously.
‘’I said you Annika , you need to relax, this is just the beginning…’’
‘’How can I relax Shivaay, you are altering my identity with which I grew up’’ her voice shivered
‘’thh..thhat means Sahil …Sahil isn’t ..isn’t my brother..my real brother…does that mean so?’’ she trembled
‘’Annika…sshh..sshhh…Sahil was , is and always be your brother , no matter real or not …you both are siblings and me or anyone else can never wipe this truth….’’
She looked at him with teary eyes
‘’we can back off…and ignore everything…you know I can’t see you’’
‘’Fff..fine…I will not panic , but I don’t want to back off’’
Sighing he continued
‘’Your parents were Mr.Harshavardhan Trivedi and Mrs Meghana Harshavardhan Trivedi…the best uncle and aunty I had ever had…’’
‘’Were? What do you mean by ‘’were’’? Aren’t they’’
‘’Annika…they…they are no’’
‘’Stop…stop…stop there , don’t complete it …I don’t want to listen…I don’t and I can’t ‘’ she closed her eyes while tears flooded
He sat in a way where he could do nothing…he hated her tears, hated it the most…he could give up his life but cannot see her tears and here he was the one getting her into the worst possible state.
‘’Annika…please…please listen to me…please…’’ he said bringing her hands off her ears and making her look into his eyes
‘’I know uncle and aunty are no more , but your sister, your own sister is there to compensate their absence…’’ he spoke trying to soothe her
She was again startled with what he said
‘’My sister..my sister …who…who is she and where is she?’’ she held his collar this time
‘’Gauri…Gauri is your sister’’ he held her hands
Her hands dropped down and she couldn’t believe what she heard ‘’Gauri…Gauri who has been staying with me is my Sister, my own blood..how do you know, how to believe you?’’
‘’yes…and that’s the exact reason why yours and her’s bone marrow matched …wait, wait here’’ he went upto the table and picked the file and pulled out a paper specifically the DNA report
‘’Annika when Gauri was in hospital you remember we went to search for her bag in OM and we saw yours and hers childhood pic in the bag, we understood you both were sisters but to be sure enough we had gotten your primary DNA tests done and then the bone marrow transplantation took place later on the complete DNA tests were performed and then we were sure’’ he spoke letting her see the DNA reports.
‘’why didn’t you say me then and there itself Shiv…why did you hide..how could you all do this to me..you…you are all cheaters…you cheated me and deprived me of meeting my own sister despite knowing everything….and Gauri…Gauri did know this?’’
Shivaay hung his head down
‘’Tell me Shiv..did Gauri know this too?’’
‘’Yes’’ he spoke almost inaudible
‘’She knew it but she didn’t even think of letting me know…why? What was my mistake? Why did you all do this. answer me Shiv..you knew everything and kept me in dark…I trusted you …trusted you to the fact that you will never lie and you played …you played your game…what wrong did I do?’’ she screamed all her questions holding his collars
‘’I hate you Shiv…I hate you for doing this to me’’ she shouted
‘’no Annika…you cannot hate me …because ‘’
‘’because what? Because what?’’ he shouted again at top of her voice
‘’because you are a patient of ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA and any sudden shocks can be harmful for your life…I can do or hide anything when it is about you, your life …Understand and remember this Damn it…’’
He replied almost screaming making her take her steps back….
‘’You are lying…you are just lying everything…I am not a patient…I am healthy…I have any memory issues …you are lying’’ she took steps back
‘’I am not Annika…if you don’t believe me call Dr.Nikhil and get it confirmed’’
‘’How is he related with all this? what are you trying to say , Shiv I need all the answers …now’’ ‘’now’’ this word she screamed
‘’That’s what I started but seeing you in this state I don’t think I can continue any further’’
‘’What do you mean by you can’t continue further?’’
‘’Annika….listen…I want to tell you every damn thing but if you react with every statement and fact I pass, do you think I can continue any further…does it seem all this is easy for me….no…I know how difficult it is getting me to do all this…and without your support I can’t do anything Annika…you…you just need to be calm and trust me….why would I ‘’ he sat bending his head down trying to control his emotions
‘’I…I am sorry…I would try not to react..but …’’
‘’Annika let me start from the beginning, wait I will show you ’’ he played the video by pressing the play button in laptop which got played on the TV Screen. It was an old tape so audio was distorted , so he muted it and gave a sort of live commentary regarding the Video playing
‘’they are you parents…Harsh uncle and Meghana aunty and that is little you days girl in aunty’s lap…this video was taken when there was a celebration in our house I guess for breaking some major deal..and there they are my mom and Dad ..Mr.Shakthi Singh Oberoi and Mrs. Pinky Shakthi Singh Oberoi…Bade papa and badi mom ..Mr. Tej Singh Oberoi and Mrs.Jhanvi Tej Singh Oberoi and then My dadi Mrs.Kalyani Prithiviraj Singh Oberoi and there with her am in …Shivaay, Shivaay Singh Oberoi’’
She looked at him with wide eyes filled with shock…he held her hand…
‘’Now you believe I know you since you were born’’
She looked at him
‘’Annika, we all used to live in Oberoi Villa in Mumbai , Harsh uncle , Meghana aunty used to live in the outhouse of our villa…Harsh Uncle used to work for us , for Oberoi Industries , he was the most honest and trustworthy employee and used to be like a shadow to Papa and Bade papa. Meghana aunty was the same in our home. Dadi used to treat Harsh uncle and Meghana aunty as her son and DIL…Dadi used to say that it was Meghana aunty who took care of my mom when she was carrying me, after I was born , she had fed me and took care of me and trust me I have seen her doing the same for Om and Prinku too’’
Then the next video played
‘’This is during Om’s naamkaran Pooja…you in the hands of Harsh Uncle and I in my dad’s lap….while I was trying to pull your thumb out of your mouth and you were resisting’’
A small smile crept her face…he relaxed a bit…..
Then a slideshow played with Pics and Videos…
‘’Slowly we were growing up and you see here in the pic, You, Me and Little Om…you know at one stage we used to fight for Om…and Dadi used to hold her head and used to settle the matter’’
‘’This video, where Gauri was born, that little girl sleeping peacefully all in glory and you seeing her with love and pride , the same way I looked when Om was born…holding her hand , you in that frock was absolutely adorable.’’
‘’See this Video, I think now you can recognise yourself much better…I holding your hair and you holding my collar…’’
‘’This is me Shiv…this is me….that means’’ she looked at him
‘’yes Annika, that means what you are thinking is right….i never lied’’
He switched off the Tv for a while
‘’Annika , you always asked me why I call you Stupid isn’t it?’’
She looked on
‘’Stupid…this is what I grew up calling you, I hated to call you Annika…you were always my stupid…and you never called me Shivaay or Shiv, you always used to call me khadoos or khadoos singh Oberoi ‘’.
‘’this ..this can’t be’’
‘’you don’t believe….then see this ‘’ he switched on the Tv and played the next vedio
‘’‘’Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday to you…Happy Birthday dear Khadoos…Happy birthday to you’’ a little girl was singing feeding a boy the cake while Dadi behind was asking them to look towards her …they both smiled , while the boy took cream and rubbed on the girls cheeks…’’Stupid he he he he’’ ‘’Khadoos I will kill you for doing this…Stupid you can’t ‘’ the girl and boy were running while Dadi voice was heard calling them out ‘’
‘’That were you and me…’’ she spoke
‘’yess…that were what we were actually…the worst of enemies the best of friends then’’ he looked at her, switching off the TV
Tears brimmed her eyes, he held her close and pecked her forehead….
‘’i had never made any friends outside and you were my only best friend …we used to fight a lot infront of everyone…a lot in the sense a lot where none could imagine we could be best of friends behind , except for Dadi who knew what we were really….you used to put me in tough situations and I used to do the same, but end of the day, we used to hug and let everything go….i never ever apologised to anyone except you apart from my family and never bent to anyone except you apart from my family…we made many memories ….so many memories…if I start listing them then my whole life would n’t be enough…we were small, I mean still kids but we were special for each other, our bond was something beyond anyone else’s understanding.’’
She looked at him and involuntarily hugged him, wetting up his shirt over his shoulders.
‘’ shiv I mean Khadoos’’
He brought her face towards her and leaned towards her face….she held his hands closing her eyes, letting off her tears ….he moved back and wiped her tears….
‘’We can talk about our memories later…but I want you to see these pics for now’’
He played a slide show which got projected on the TV Screen as soon as he switched it on…
Annika’s pics with her family played one after the other, Shivaay explained when they were taken…Annika couldn’t believe what she was seeing…Shivaay was practically showing her , her forgotten life and she was struggling hard to recollect if not all atleast some of them but she wasn’t able to…
He switched off the TV finally and looked at her….her expressions were changing and she was feeling heaviness in her brain…as if someone was hitting it with a sharp stick…everything he showed and said were replaying and she was breaking down slowly ….she wanted to control…control everything running on in her brain at that moment….control every damn emotion that is and would be breaking her up…because she wanted to still know what happened later….how she ended up having Anterograde Amnesia…she wanted to know many unanswered questions and unquestioned answers…….
Precap : the saga continues and some ahem ahem (probably) …..to know more stay tuned !!!!
This is the Fifty Fifth episode…..please do let me know , how you felt after reading this…any opinions good or bad is welcome…i would reply as soon as possible……….do press the like button and post your opinion without fail…..Thank you so much !!!