Hey everyone!! This is Riti presenting an OS with a complete different story line …
The beach, hotels facing the sea & all the near-by tourist spots were being evacuated by the army. Goa had never seen such an evening before. The army was trying its level best to reduce the number of causalities. The air was filled with the noise coming from the siren of the ambulances.
Beyond all this, near the sea shore stood ACP Devrath Dixit. He was facing a terrorist all alone on the beach. All of the terrorists were killed or arrested. Only this last one was left. He held a gun in his hand & determination on his face. He was ready to shoot, his fingers were stationed at the trigger. He knew that he must get hold of the terrorist at any cost, alive or dead, his mind asked him to shoot now but the sea that periodically washed his feet stopped his heart every time by splashing water on him. When any calamity occurs nature responds accordingly but today the sea was appearing playful.
Opposite to him,stood the terrorist. Her face was covered by a scarf. Only her big black eyes could be seen. Lined beautifully with a kajal, her eyes were teary. She too held a gun in her hand but beneath the scarf her face clearly reflected the pain she was feeling inside to face her love, today, in this way. Her mind told her to remove her scarf & take advantage of his weakness, Sonakshi Bose. The only person on Earth whom he loved but her heart was revolting. She tightened her grip on her revolver but her hands didn’t stop shaking. She looked at him, with love, with guilt.
The sea roared. It washed their feet again making both of them go weak in their hearts but their mind didn’t stop telling them to shoot. The sea tried again with even more force. This time it disturbed their balance. The two of them fell down. The mask covering the terrorist’s face came off.
“Sonakshi…” Dev finally saw her.
Both of them saw each other. The officers stationed near them shouted & ordered Dev to pick up his gun but Dev was sitting lifeless like a statue.
An arrested terrorist ordered Sonakshi to shoot him but she didn’t pay heed to him. The clouds roared with all their might & fell on Earth as if to destroy everything. The same rain had once witnessed their love blossom …
*** MANY DAYS BACK … AT THE BACKSIDE OF THE OLD GOA CHURCH***
Dev’s POV: ACP Devrath Dixit … Sounds too good na? I have achieved all I wanted … Then why is there a void that I constantly feel inside me? Is it the need of a companion in my life resurfacing inside me? A feeling that I had numbed long ago … This church is the only place I find comfort in off duty.
He saw a girl on the other side of the road. She was buying all the balloons of a balloon vendor. He went closer. Who was she?
He followed her. She kept on walking & went near some kids who got elated at her side. Dev hid behind a tree. She gave all the balloons to the children.
She saw them run & play with them for a while & went back near the tree where Dev was hiding.
She patted on his back. He knew he was caught & made a puppy dog face.
“I have eyes of an eagle” she said
“I’m caught” Dev replied “What’s my punishment”
“Following a girl is a crime, isn’t it ACP Dixit?” She asked
“You know me?” He asked
“The ACP of Goa… jaanana padta hai” She replied
“ You seem to have interest in the police department Miss?”
“ Miss Sonakshi Bose”
It began raining. Dev stepped out of the shade of the tree & opened his arms to welcome the rain.
Sona looked at him in amazement. This meeting was planned but the effect that this boy was happening on her was unexpected. She felt that the rain was filling on the holes in her. Dev pulled Sona by her hand & drew her out of the shade into the rain. His touch made all her pains vanish.
Apni aankhein khali kar de,
Kaash tu meri aankhein bhar de
Kaash tu meri aankhein bhar de
Mere yaara tere gum agar paayenge
Humein teri hai kasam hum sawar jaayenge
Do ye saugat tum to zamane ki hum
Do ye saugat tum to zamane ki hum
Har Khushi se mukar jaayenge
Hum Mar jaayenge …
They grew into best of friends. On beaches, sometimes on duty, in the casino … By coincidence Dev always met Sona. Brief conversations occurred initially which developed into long late night chats. Both of them were getting dissolved into each other completely. Unknowing love knocked on their hearts but realization was yet to occur.
Dev had not been calling Sonakshi for a few days. She was worried about him & was getting irritated by this ignorance of his. One day she landed at his residence at Asagaon. A servant opened the door. She asked for Dev, the servant led her in. What she saw made her heart bleed. Dev was lying down on bed. She went near his bed & checked him.He had fever. She sat down near the bed & hugged him tightly. When Dev felt some weight over his body, he opened his eyes & saw Sona sobbing near his bedside
“Why are you crying?” He asked
“You’re not well.” She replied
“Acccha chalo smile.”
“ I have to say something. Hope you’ll smile at this … Don’t kick me if you don’t agree to me” He said with a weird smile.Sonakshi … answer me okay?”
“Knock. Knock,” Dev said
“Who’s there?” She asked
“Who love?” She asked with innocence
“Duffer … I love you” Dev said
“Oh! Is the game over?” She had still not got it.
“ Ms Sonakshi Bose. I love you.”
Sona jumped at this. She hadn’t expected such a thing at all. She again landed on Dev & hugged him even more tightly.
From then on the two of them became inseperable. Sona behaved as a typical wife, well she had become half-wife of Dev. Dev & Sona both had a big void inside them. They became missing pieces of each other. Dev had no one for him in the world, now Sona became his world. Sona lived in some sort of darkness, Dev brought her back to light.
*********COMING BACK TO THE PRESENT******************
They looked at each other for a long while. Dev moved towards Sonakshi. There were innumerable questions in his eyes. He moved towards her.
“ I don’t know why have you done this to me but …”
Sona cut him in between, “ I love you Dev … I have only loved you … Take me out of this mess.”
Dev was in a dilemma. The girl standing in front of him is a terrorist, he should shoot her, for his nation but she is no ordinary girl she is Sonakshi Bose, his world, his love & when she told him that she loves him he knew she was not lying.
The sea could understand that both of them could not take the decision on their own. So it rose, rose to great heights till its waves became Tsunami & drowned Devakshi with them.
Below the sea, beyond this world, are Devakshi resting together. There is no difference between Dev, the martyr & Sonakshi, the terrorist… They are Devakshi moulded into each other, TOGETHER
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