Juhi … I could not accommodate the lunch in this episode it was getting too long but I’ll post the next one tomorrow
CBSE Board results are out … I’ve got 92.5% … Aaj mai upar aasman neeche aaj mai aage zamana hai peeche
Sonakshi was staring at the ceiling, her eyes refused to blink. Completely bereft of sleep she looked around the room, this room was very different from her old house it wasn’t pink & girlish but it was white … The curtains, pillows & bed sheets were all white. The wall opposite to her bed had wooden tiles over it. Pictures from her life of almost all the important people in her life were hanging over it. Her eyes got fixed at a picture of her & Sourabh Dada, after Dev had called him & asked him to send Sona’s doll Charu to Delhi for her 17th birthday he had visited her …
Dev was so caring. I could find comfort & safety around him. An ideal friend he was … He never did big things, no expensive gifts, cheesy flirty dialogues … just those little things that would make me fall for him over & over again
Sona kept on thinking about all the good days spend with him until her eyes fell on a photo of her with her entire gang … Jatin, Vicky, Elena & Dev … The smile that had crept on her lips faded as she remembered the day she proposed him & the harsh way in which he rejected her …
In those two years of school you gave me a forever, Dev but why did you had to snatch my happiness like that… Maybe it’s my fault… Had I not poured my heart out to you I would live in that happy bubble of mine …
Her eyes were full of tears with these thoughts … Her vision blurred when she saw another pic of hers with her friends that was their last picture clicked in Varanasi
11 years … it has been almost 11 years since I decided to part ways with you all … Not because I started hating this Aubhodro but because had I stayed with you all for a minute more I would have suffocated not because of his presence but because of this thought that keeps haunting me that there was something he was hiding from me … I had no strength to connect the dots or the missing links … I didn’t want the entire group’s friendship to crash because of our awkwardness … I lost my everything … I should hate you na Dev! Why can’t I? Why is this small part of me shouting that there is something that is not catching my attention?
She noticed that her phone was ringing
Ritvik: Hello Sona … kitna time laga diya phone uthane me … We are not even engaged yet aur tum apne nakhre to dekho … I wonder shaadi ke baad iss nanhi si jaan ka kya hoga
Sona: Kuch kam hai?
Sona: Why have you called?
Ritvik: Wo … there is an emergency in the hospital … the patient has died but there is no oncologist in the hospital … so dad may get into trouble because of this … can you please come over?
Sona: What? The patient has died & now you are calling me! If there was some need of an oncologist you could have contacted me earlier … How can you be so irresponsible?
Ritvik: Relax! Relax! The patient was as it is not going to survive long
Sona: Argghhh!!! You don’t deserve to be called a doctor
Ritvik: Oh Jhansi ki Rani … it’s not a big deal … Are you coming?
Sonakshi took out her car keys & drove out of her house. In 45 minutes she reached the hospital. It was too late the patient’s family were taking her body away. As a doctor Sona was trained to stay detached from the sufferings of her patient but she could not stop feeling broken whenever a child died. She was about to go when Ritvik stopped her.
Ritvik: Hey Sonakshi
Sona: Seems you have handled the case
Ritvik: Yeah! The attendants didn’t create much of a fuss they just cried & took the body
Sona: What else do you expect them to do?
Ritvik: Will you have something … tea/coffee?
Sona: No thanks. I’ll take your leave now
Ritvik: Sona … wait … there is a case I wanted to discuss with you
Sona: Really? Why don’t we discuss it when the patient dies? What difference does it make to you?
Ritvik: Accha baba I’m sorry but tumhe pata hai na this is how the profession works
Sona: I’ll look into the case tomorrow when I come
Ritvik: I thought you’ll be interested in this case
Sona: What do you mean?
Ritvik: You took a lot of time in coming back from Pujo Pandal… Didn’t you?
Sona: You are questioning me?
Ritvik: I’m just curious.
Sona: My mother has never questioned me Ritvik & I expect the same from you too.
Saying so, an infuriated Sona started returning back when Ritvik’s words I THOUGHT YOU’LL BE INTERESTED IN THIS CASE hit her. She turned around & asked him
Sona: Wh.. Why will I be interested in that case?
Ritvik led her to his cabin & ordered to cups of coffee.
Ritvik: This patient came to dad when he was just about to turn 18… Blood cancer … There was no hope for him left … Dad even told his family that he won’t survive but
Her eyes had widened, breath had fastened. Her inhalation & exhalation could be seen clearly with the rapid movement of her chest.
Ritvik: His was a rare case … Both medically & emotionally … He used to say doctor mujhe theek kar do … One day I met him … I was in 1st year MBBS … I asked him that why did he wanted to hang on to life when it gave him so much pain
Sona: What did he say?
Ritvik: We were of the same age so we became friends quickly … He told me that once he came out of the clutches of cancer he had to answer someone’s unasked questions.
Sona gulped down the lump in her throat
Ritvik: He was O negative … we weren’t getting a suitable bone marrow donor … when some school friend of his … a girl of short height dark skinned short hair big black eyes came to his rescue … I remember that she cried bitterly … She apologized for not knowing his problems because had she known it before she could have handled the situation better
ELENA … Sona heard herself saying that unknowingly … She brushed away that thought
Ritvik: She knew someone who could be his donor … We weren’t expecting a recovery but he did it
Sona: Why are you discussing the case now?
Ritvik: His blood reports were sent by his Bua Maa fearing a relapse
Sona’s hands were trembling at this.
Ritvik: I’ve gone through the reports … I don’t think it’s a case of relapse but I wanted a second opinion will you please look at the reports
Sona nodded her head. Ritvik called a peon
Ritvik: Mishra wo file di thi na subah wo leke aa … Nahi wo wali nahi … are Dev ki file
Sona: K… Kaun Dev?
Ritvik: Dev … Devrath Dixit … The business tycoon … The guy who dropped you today … Don’t you read the newspaper?
Well nothing could be said about the newspaper but Sona’s face was clearly an open book, showcasing her inner turmoil. Her body was shaking. Sweat beads made their way on her face, her eyes were full & her mouth was left open in shock
Ritvik: Sona … Sonakshi are you listening to me
His words broke her trance … She got up wiped her tears & rushed out of his cabin. She went to her car & drove towards Dev’s house. Mishra came to Ritvik’s cabin but no one was there so he took the file back with him. Ritvik tried following Sonakshi but he couldn’t match with her speed.
Kabhi gardisho ka maara
Kabhi khwahishon se haara
Roothe chand ka hai chakor
Zaara se bhi samjho kaise
Ye pal hai zarakhta hai kyun
Maane na kabhi koi zor
Dunia jahan ki bandisho ki ye kaha parwa kare
Jab kheeche koi dor
Kheeche koi dor
Manchala Man Chala teri ore
Manchala Maan Chala teri ore
Khamoshiyon ki suraton me dhundhe tera shor
Dhundhe tera shor
Manchala Man Chala teri ore
Dev was sitting in the hall of his mansion busy doing something on his laptop. He heard frantic knocks on his door. There was no one in his home so he went to open the door. As soon as he unlocked it someone literally jumped on him. It took him some time to realize that it was Sonakshi. She was clutching tightly to his shirt. He didn’t know what had happened that she was crying profusely & hugging him tightly but he liked the feel of it so he also slipped his hands on her slender frame hugging her back, while his chin rested on her head. After some time Sona broke the hug still clutching his shirt with one hand while the other hand went & ruffled his hair. She was wondering that how would have Dev survived those days when his hair would have left him.
Dev: Sonakshi … Tum ro kyu rahi ho?
Sona: Why didn’t you tell me Dev?
Sona: Don’t act smart
Dev: Wo to mai hu
Sona: Nahi … Tumi eakdum impossible, aubhodro, boka … You are boka of the highest order
Dev took Sonakshi inside the house & locked the door.
Dev: Kisne bataya tumhe?
Sona: That’s not important … The point is I am getting to know all this from someone else
Dev: That Ritvik told you
Sona: He was just discussing your case
Dev: See Sonakshi
She was still crying, he pulled her back in his embrace & whispered
Dev: I didn’t want to hurt you … I can’t see you in pain
Sona: Really? Do you think that I am doing garba right now with happiness?
Dev: No … no … I was sure you would have not been able to bear all that pain
Sona: & you decided to face it all by yourself … I told you I loved you … that doesn’t mean that I would just stand by you in your sorrows
She gently cupped his face in her friends
Sona: If I love you … There is no your mess it is my mess … Our mess
Dev’s eyes were full of tears … His vision was blurred he gently pressed his forehead against hers. He held her hands in his & pressed them
Dev: I missed you Sonakshi …
His warm breath was fanning her face … New set of tears started flowing from her eyes … Seeing this he held her back in his embrace
Dev: I love you Sonakshi
PRECAP – LUNCH WITH JATIN & JUHI … BIJOY ANNOUNCES RITVIK & SONA’S ENGAGEMENT … DEV, JATIN & JUHI MAKE A PLAN TO SAVE SONA
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