Abhi left Fuggi with the sleeping twins and headed straight to their room, trying to fend off his wayward thoughts.
What the hell is wrong with me?! He wondered, sitting at the foot of the bed. Was he actually thinking about having a kid with Fuggi?
No doubt they would make beautiful children, with Fuggi’s beautiful eyes and adorable smile, her stubborn but cute personality…
Get a grip, Mehra! He scolded himself. This is not where your mind should be headed!
He had to control his thoughts before he did something stupid, like ask her to have his baby. He needed to re-direct his thinking.
Come on Abhi! You can do this!
Then he remembered their interview! All afternoon, he had been contemplating whether he should tell her about it or not. Questions tended to get a bit personal and seeing as their marriage didn’t happen in the most conventional way, things could get really awkward. They weren’t ready for this yet. Maybe he should postpone the interview.
But for how long? He asked himself.
The media were already getting suspicious, and no matter how long they took, they would never be prepared for each and every question these reporters tried to throw their way. But couldn’t keep hiding from them….and neither could Fuggi.
A lot of pretense and lies would be needed in order to pull through this. Both of them would be watched like a hawk and one simple slip up would be on display for the whole world to see. These reporters were only sweet on the outside, but in reality they could be extremely conniving.
While he had been a victim of their vicious ways, their stories linking him with women he hadn’t even met yet, Fuggi on the other hand had never really been exposed to much of the media. She had used any and every opportunity to stay hidden from them.
His mind was torn in two. To tell her…or not to tell her…that was the question.
If Fuggi was really pregnant with his child, he could always use the excuse that she wasn’t feeling well.
Back on the baby track, Abhi?
It wasn’t his fault! His mind seemed to wander there of its own accord. Besides, that excuse would create more trouble for them than they could handle.
Come on dude! Focus!
Abhi was so lost in his thoughts, he hadn’t even noticed Pragya was standing there looking at him.
What was he thinking so hard about? She wondered.
She walked closer and pinched him.
“Ouch.” Abhi jumped out of his thoughts as he felt the sting on his arm.
He looked up and saw Fuggi standing there.
“Why did you pinch me?” he asked.
“To bring you back to earth.” she replied.
“Nothing.” she replied. “What were you thinking about?”
That was his queue to bring up the topic of the interview…only he couldn’t.
“Umm” was all that came out.
After spending all day at work, then looking after the twins and completing her other tasks, she looked completely worn out. This was not the time to bring this up. He would let her rest and tell her in the morning, and then have her decide whether she wanted to go or not.
“Nothing important. Just thinking about things I have to do tomorrow.” he said.
“Ohh” was her only reply.
“You should go to bed.” he said to her. “You look worn out.”
“Yeah. It’s been a really busy day.” She said. “I’m gonna take a quick shower and then head to bed.”
But Abhi knew that was a lie. Most times, no matter how tired Fuggi claimed to be, she never went straight to bed. She always ended up with a book, reading till all hours of the morning.
“No reading plans tonight?” he asked.
“What? Ummm…no?” She replied.
“Are you asking me or telling me?”
Pragya had planned on doing little reading before she fell asleep, but knew Abhi would scold her again.
“Telling you?” She replied in an uncertain manner.
“You’ve had a long day. You need sleep, Fuggi.” He told her. “No reading till all hours of the morning.”
“Who said I was going to read till all hours of the morning?” she asked.
“You really wanna start that argument now?”
It’s not her fault the books were so engaging that she couldn’t care less about sleep!
“Ok. Fine. You win.” she conceded. “I won’t read tonight.”
“Good girl.” he responded.
“I’m going to take a shower.” she said and then left.
After she left, Abhi took his phone and went out on the balcony to call Purab.
“Hey Abhi! I was just about to call you.” Purab said.
“What’s up?” Abhi asked, deciding to hear what Purab had to say first.
“Just got a call from Ruhi. The interview has been set for tomorrow.”
“Is that okay?” Purab asked. “If it’s not, we can always re-schedule to a more convenient time.”
“No, it’s fine.” Abhi replied. “I didn’t think it would happen this early, even though we wanted to get this over with as soon as possible.”
“We thought it would be okay seeing as both you and Di would be free tomorrow. Have you told her yet?” Purab asked.
“Umm, about that, there’s something I need to tell you…”
Hi All! How are you? Happy New Year!
Yeah, I know, I’m the absolute worst when it comes to updating!
I know this is a bit short but the episode was too long so I had to cut it into two. So the interview will be in the next part.
To: Lopez, Suhani, Di, Reshma, Tajh, Mokshi and Saranya….you all are the best!
So you guys think Abhi will tell her or not? Let me know what you think in the comment section. Would love to know your views on this.
Till next epi…take care! Love you all!