Shivaay looked at her, her eyes had that in fire in them.
It was hard to explain to her but what his reasons… why he did all that.
Why he tricked her in signing a marriage contract without her knowing.
But he was Shivaay Singh Oberoi, if he wanted something he made it happen, with the help of Mishra of course.
“Anika” Shivaay said his hands shake a bit as he reached out for her.
“Just tell me Shivaay, why you did all this?” She said as her tears started again without sound.
“Why” she could almost hear the rhythm her heart pounding.
“And using Dadi to persuade me……. you knew I couldn’t say no to her” She said as his smile slowly faded from his face.
He had admit, she was right, Shivaay tightened his hands into fists.
“Really Shivaay using Dadi” he thought to himself as he let out a harsh breath.
“But if that wasn’t bad enough how on earth did you get me to sign a marriage contract!” Shivaay jerked his head in the direction of her in shock.
Never in a million years did he expect her to find that out.
“Ani….” Shivaay opened his mouth trying to explain but again Anika interrupted.
“When I was busy packing back all your clothes back, some files fell out and to my surprise,it was a marriage contract.
At first I thought it was the one you had drawn up for Tia, but no…….”
Anika walked towards the counter to steady herself.
“No……there my name was.
Anika………Shivaay Singh Oberoi.
All this was done a week before you was suppose to get married to Tia.
And to top it off, my signature is there too,”Anika’s voice trailed off a bit.
Shivaay walked over to her, he reached out to her hand, but she withdrew hers.
“I told you then, that this……….this will never work.”
“You weren’t there when the doctors called me as your wife.
I’m a simple middle class girl who fell in love with the wrong man.
And I tried to distance myself from you, but every time I do, you come and ……….”Anika stopped mid-sentence as she wiped away her tears.
Seeing her like this was hard for Shivaay, but what she said was true.
He even had people tracking her whereabouts.
And the whole accidental meeting in Goa was no coincidence.
No, he knew that she worked there.
He has known for months now but he had to distance himself from her.
But what was he supposed to do?
Tia vowed to harm Anika and he had to make sure that she was safe.
Shivaay looked in the rearview mirror again.
His suspicions were correct the car have been following him for a few blocks now.
So he decided to go to his meeting anyways just to make sure his mind wasn’t playing tricks on him.
As he parked his car, he noticed the same white Chevrolet pull up in parking the bay at the end of the parking lot.
This was the fifth time this week he had seen it and was certain he was being followed.
He put on his sunglasses and flicked his fingers through his hair as he walked towards the entrance.
This was just one of many things that he had noticed and felt to be out of place.
Khanna had dropped the ball many times before with security, one time too many for his liking.
The one thing he actually di right was getting him a secret second phone…..
He took out his second phone and ordered the Security Team to check the number plate of the car.
He didn’t want to risk his primary phone number to be tapped.
Shivaay had an idea of who it could be…….Tia.
Flash back End
“Anika, I did it for you” Shivaay said, his sudden tone of voice had so much conviction, it made her jump up of shock.
“Yes, everything you said is true.
There things that I had to do…… that I had no control over.
But what I could control…….I did.
I have never loved anyone like I love you, Anika.
Anika when your life’s in danger, I will do everything in my power to protect you.”
Anika looked over at Shivaay who have walked off to the edge of the table.
“Do you that my skin crawled at just the thought of another’s touch.”
“And whenever our eyes connected, our souls spoke.”
“It’s strange but my body yearn only for your touch.”
“To you …I was never yours although for me, you were always mine.”
She knew that he was telling the truth, his words numbed all her heartache.
“Shivaay……”she whispered as her eyes flooded with tears.
“No, Anika you need to hear this……
Tell me, what would you have done?” Shivaay said as he lifted an eyebrow questioning her.
If you knew that the person you care the most about was in danger?
Wouldn’t you do anything to protect them?
Everything I did was for you.
I was fine in letting you live your life, Anika because I knew you were safe in Goa.
Or so I thought.” he said as he turned around and walked over to where she was.
“What do you mean, I was safe in Goa?” Anika probed.
“Well, I was tracking you ever since you left Mumbai.” Shivaay confessed.
Anika didn’t need to say anything; the look on her face was enough for him to know what she wanted to know.
“I put an app on your phone, remember when you lost your phone and it was under my bed?” He explained.
Her eyes bored into him, taking in the sight of him.
Her Billu ji
She so wanted to be mad at him but after hearing what he had to say …….Anika had a change of mind.
As they looked into each other’s eyes, she fell in love with him all over again.
What she saw in her eyes was respect yet something told him that this was just the calm before the storm.