So many of you wanted fast updates, right? I have an idea, I’ll give two episode in one go….. Maha-episode
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“What the heck is wrong with her? Swara ……”, Sanskar screamed.
“Yes”, Swara came out of the kitchen, holding her head.
“What is this?”, Sanskar furiously showed the crumbled paper in front of her.
“I don’t know, Sanskar”.
“Sanskar, she is lying. I saw her searching it in your bag for something. She clearly took out the paper, crumbled it and dropped it in the trash. I saw it.”, Uttara narrated.
“What do you have to say for this?”, Sanskar demanded.
“No. I don’t know anything about this.”, Swara cried helplessly.
Ragini was feeling great. Her plan worked out well. The innocent Swara was now being confronted and interrogated.
“That weak piece of pain will now cry. It will irritate my Sanskar. He is going to blast her”, Ragini thought. She also felt a little sad for Swara, for being accused for her mistakes. It made no sense. But Ragini was happy. She did not like anybody around her, except her Sanskar.
“Don’t try to fool me”, Sanskar snarled.
Swara was in tears. ”Why are you embarrassing me in front of everybody?”, Swara asked.
“Do you really know what this paper means to me? It is a 2 million dollar business I have signed for my company. You spoilt my life, you spoilt my happiness, now you are trying to ruin my career, aren’t you?”, Sanskar’s fury was at its peak.
“Your life is mine, your happiness is mine, and your career growth is mine. You are my life, you are my love. Why would I ever ruin your life?”, Swara was in tears.
Uttara felt bad for Swara. She was so miserable to look at.
“Anyways , Sanskar. The paper is now with you, right? Leave it.”, Uttara spoke, in an attempt to stop Sanskar.
‘Stupid Uttara. What bothers you? Let him scold her a little more.’ Ragini gritted her teeth.
Sanskar was silent for few moments. He stared at Swara and moved on to get ready.
Uttara approached Swara. She held her close.
“Swara, why did you do like this”
“No Uttara,I did not. This is not the first time. Such incidents are happening. I am being accused for things that I am never committing “, Swara wept.
‘Yes, you will be accused for all that I do. The more innocent and ignorant you are, the easier for me.’ Ragini thought.
“Ok Swara. Don’t worry. Everything will be fine soon.”, Uttara assured. “I am moving up and will pack the things up. I have a flight at 12.30. I will inform Sanskar. We will leave ourselves”, Uttara continued.
Swara felt lost. Her life was not taking her anywhere. She covered her face. She did not want to cry. She wanted to send off Uttara first.
It was 11 AM when Uttara and family had brunch and left for airport.
Sanskar was returning from office as the series of incidents at home had been continuously disturbing him. He had no mood to concentrate on his work. He was waiting in a signal for a long time, awaiting the light to turn green. He was just few minutes away from home.
He was just staring at random things on the road, thoughts struck somewhere. Something in front of him suddenly caught his eyes. He blinked few times before he could get a clear picture.
He saw Swara walking into a shop which was for mortgaging gold jewelry. He was shocked. He was confused. Before he could understand what was happening, he was startled by the series of loud honks. The signal was now green. He immediately started his car, moved few meters, stopped the car and slowly watched the shop. There was no sign of Swara. After a few minutes, she walked away, stuffing her wallet into her bag. Sanskar rushed into the shop.
The shop was small. There were few other customers, who were attended by the people working there. Owner was seated in the cash counter, scrutinizing some bills with his half glasses.
“Excuse me , Sir. I am Sanskar”, Sanskar offered a hand.
The shop owner looked at him in a weird way. Probably the hand shake was too much for him, Sanskar thought.
“Yes, what can I do for you?”, asked the shop keeper.
“A lady, who just walked out of your shop, I need to know why she was here”, Sanskar struggled to gather words.
“Sorry, I cannot reveal about my customers”, the shop owner folded his hands.
“She is my wife”, Sanskar showed his mobile. ”We had to mortgage her jewelry for a personal need for money. I am now financially better. I just want to gift her back the jewelry we mortgaged here”, Sanskar lied.
“No, I cannot give my customers jewels to any other personnel”, the shop keeper was strict.
Sanskar now made it clear that Swara had been here to mortgage her jewelry. He remembered her telling that her most favorite one was missing. He made a wild guess. He described a jewelry, which Sanskar once gifted to her.
“Sir, please listen. We had to mortgage a jewelry, few days back. It is a thin knotted chain with a small sunflower pendant. The pendant has amethyst stones inscribed in it. There would be few beads hanging”, Sanskar completed his description.
The shop keeper was stunned by the Accuracy; he was not sure even if the girl who mortgaged would remember.
He went in and came out with a box. He took out the chain from it, handed it over to Sanskar.Sanskar studied it for a moment. It was his gift. It was the exact thing he was talking about. He peeped into the box. There were lot more jewelries, most of them was gifted by him.
“Excuse me, Mr. I showed you just because you were able to tell about it perfectly.”, the shop keeper broke his chain of thoughts. “What do you want to know now?”, he demanded.
“I am taking this. Please tell me how much to pay”, asked Sanskar. The shop keeper gave him the details.
He took the jewelry along with him. He was back in his car to home. He was confused. Had she been mortgaging for a long time? If yes, what was the reason? Though he had not been in a good relationship with her, he had always been transferring a decent sum to her Account for her usage. He did not want her to ask him for her personal needs. ’ Then why should she do it? Strange’, Sanskar thought.
He tried to knock the door. He saw that the door was not locked. He slowly stepped in. The clothes she had worn to the shop were thrown on the couch. He slowly moved.
“Sanskar, you are home? ”, Swara exclaimed. Her eyes showed so much happiness. His presence gave her immense pleasure.
After every fight or argument, Swara never brooded on it. Once she saw Sanskar , all her fear, confusion and agony vanished. She spoke to him as if nothing had happened in the morning.
“The door was not locked?”, Sanskar asked.
“Oops. Sorry. Uttara left around 11. I had severe headache. I slept for a while. Just woke up and unlocked the door as the laundry guy came.”
“So you were just sleeping, you did not go out anywhere?”
“No. No. I was here the whole time”.
Sanskar lost his patience. She was lying. It was coming so natural.
He took out the jewelry and placed it on the table. She was happy to see it. But she looked puzzled. Sanskar expected a shock from her. She was puzzled instead. “This was the missing one that I told you about. How did you get it?”, she inquired in excitement of getting her chain back.
“From the shop where you had mortgaged it”, Sanskar replied.
“What? I mortgaged? Why should I? What is the need Sanskar? I have enough money for my personal expense. Plus you know, this my favorite one. Why would I ever do it?” Swara was confused.
“Just because you asked the same questions that had been running in my mind, it is not that you are innocent. Tell me. Answer me now”, Sanskar demanded.
“I don’t know Sanskar. Even this appears to me like few of the previous incidents. Someone is trying to fool me. I am being accused for things I have never been doing”, Swara’s tone saddened.
“Ignore the past two incidents. But this one, you cannot deny. I saw you with my own eyes.”, Sanskar shouted.
“Sanskar what are you trying to tell”, Swara’s voice broke.
“Don’t try to cheat me”
“Why should I cheat you? Don’t you know me?”
“I do not want to talk about the past. Nothing hurts me more than my past.”
“But my current life itself is hurting me more”
“That’s because of you. It’s your problem”.
“Don’t be so rude. It hurts”.
“I am being extremely kind and polite to you. You ruined my life”, Sanskar was shouting on top of his lungs.
Swara broke into terrible tears.
“You are the one who ruined my life. You are punishing me without even letting me know my mistake. I don’t deserve this from you”, Swara spoke in between her tears.
Driven by anger and heat of the moment, Sanskar gave a tight slap on Swara’s cheek.
“You are the one who ruined my life. You killed all my emotions and love I had for you. You are trying to fool me by acting innocent. Go to hell”, he shouted, slammed the door behind him walked out.
Swara stood there with a hand on her face, in utter shock.
Sanskar started walking towards the lawn. He never knew where to go. He felt he was lost. He was staring at the bright sky. A tennis ball hit his legs, which brought him to the present. What has he been thinking about? How long had it been? He was not sure.
“Anna, ball”, the small boy called out. Sanskar threw the ball at him. Swara’s thoughts struck him. He was not sure what she would be doing. He did not even wait for her to react. He strode away. He was suddenly panicked. He wanted to go back and check on her.
He walked fast. As he reached his home, he found the door was not latched again.
“Swara”, he called out as he entered. There was no response.
As he walked into bedroom, study room to find her, he heard few mumbles from the kitchen. He was shocked. His mind built up so many assumptions. He shook everything and walked towards the place from where the sound was coming.
His body turned cold and he almost froze as he saw Swara lying down in a small pool of blood dripping from her left wrist. She had cut herself deep. Sanskar held his fist tight. He was not sure what to do. His mind did not work. He was panicked as whom he would call for help. His mind raced. Doctor, yes, he thought. He immediately ran to his opposite house. To his luck, the doctor had come again to check on some finishing.
“Doctor, doctor”, Sanskar called him.
Manik sensed the panic in his voice. He patted him to calm him down.
“What happened”, Manik asked Sanskar.
“My wife, my wife, she cut herself”, Sanskar was still under shock.
Manik and Sanskar rushed in.
Manik immediately lifted her and checked her pulse. He let out a sigh of relief.
“Her pulse rate is good. This means she need not be hospitalized. But she needs first aid.” He pulled out a box and started applying something on her wrist.
Sanskar was still under shock. Is Swara safe? Will he be penalized under law for her suicide attempt? There were million things running in his mind.
The doctor sensed something strange in her, as he completed his first aid.
The oozing of blood now reduced. As he gave her an antiseptic injection, he spoke to Sanskar.
“Can we take her to a room and make her rest on a comfortable place?”, Manik asked Sanskar.
“Sure “, Sanskar pointed to her bedroom.
Sanskar carried her to her bed. He laid her straight. He got a closer look at her face for a moment. Her breathe felt warm against his arms. He had never seen her or felt her so close since their wedding.
“Sanskar, I need to check your wife. Trust me and stay out for few minutes”, Manik ordered. Sanskar hesitated for a moment and then made his move.
Sanskar waited impatiently for more than half an hour. It was then, Manik came out. He peeped through the door to check on Swara. She was sleeping peacefully.
“Doctor, is there any problem?”
“Sanskar, the wound in her hand would get cured in another couple of days. I have now given her an injection to sleep. But …” , Manik was not sure how he would tell it.
“Yes doc..”, Sanskar was interrupted by Manik. “Call me Manik”, he said.
“Ok Manik. Tell me”, Sanskar felt comfortable addressing him by name.
“Your wife…”, Manik fumbled. ”Your wife was attacked by Ragini. Ragini forced her to die. Ragini cut her hand. Not just this. The previous incident, in which my mom was told about the mystery in the house, it was Ragini. She had been a silent listener of all the conversation and incidents happening in your house “, Manik tried to put the words together.
“Ragini? Who is she? Why is she trying to kill Swara? She is nowhere here. How can she talk to your mom? I am going to file a complaint against her for creating the chaos.” Sanskar spoke in haste.
“You can’t do that. You can’t file a complaint against Ragini. Your wife will get caught”, warned Manik.
“What?” , Sanskar was completely lost.
Sanskar tried to speak something. Manik took out his card and handed over to Sanskar. Though he was addressed doctor in general, he was a psychiatrist.
“Your wife is suffering from a Mental trauma.”, Manik explained.
“What?”, Sanskar asked in confusion.
“I can explain you everything. But before that I demand an explanation. Why did your life change upside down after your wedding?”, Manik put forth the most sensitive question. “You might think why you should share your personal details to a stranger like me. Trust me. We have to cure Swara’s mental trauma. We have to stop Ragini from hurting Swara further. Being a psychiatrist, I can help you with all of this.” Manik spoke.
Sanskar sensed truth in his words.
“I promise I will tell you everything. But what is the Trauma she is undergoing. Why can’t I complain about Ragini?”
“You cannot file a complaint against Ragini or harm her because it will harm your wife only…”Manik pasued. “…because Swara and Ragini are the same person. Your wife is suffering from dissociative identity disorder; in common terms, split personality disorder”.
Sanskar was shocked. His confused and terrified mind drifted eight years back.
Precap-flashback sequence starts… reason why sanskar hates swara starts to unfold!!!