A girl is walking all alone along the busy streets of Mumbai. She then stops near the seafront and stands along the pavement all lost in her thoughts. Cold winds were flowing throughout which was playing with her hair. The girl was even though was fit had lost all charm on her face. The girl was none other than anika. in her thoughts….
Anika was talking with one of her customer all angrily on the phone and was walking down the pavement of the temple where her current tender was ordered. She was saying all angrily.
A: arre how can you say like this. One time you tell that you need the tender urgently and now you are telling that you don’t need it. What do you think haan? a game which small kids play. acha now you only tell me what should I do with the order. (She was about to continue further but the customer cut the line. Anika on realizing it looked at her phone and said in an angry tone while she was continuing her walk. Murmuring) he cut the call… how dare he cut my call? Stupid, idiot…
She couldn’t complete as she bumped into a strong guy. Anika who was already angry got irritated with this that she without looking at him said in an irritated tone.
A: do you have eyes or button. Where do you look and walk? Can’t you see a big person like me walking? Haan. (she finally faced him)
Person: excuse me first you came and bumped into me and ruined all my documents and now you are blaming me.
A: (almost raising hand in anger and then taking back her hand) you mr… look I am already angry now don’t make me more angry… (bending down and picking up the fallen down papers and rashly giving it to him) and you are talking about this right, hold it and leave. (rubbing her forehead) arre why should you leave your ego will get hurt na and by that your already less height will again become less right so I will leave. (irritated) BYE.
She left from there making the person almost angry. He almost murmured to himself and the person was none other than shivay. he looking at the place where she was going murmured angrily.
S: is she a girl or a hurricane! (looking at the papers) damnit she ruined my documents.
In the mean-time omru came there and saw shivay and anika’s fight and were amused seeing anika’s behaviour. They came to him and said.
R: o looks like someone is angry after facing defeat for the first time.
O: yes, rudy you are right someone is really angry.
S: stop it you both I am not feeling anything like you are saying.
Omru: but shivay/bhaiya who told you that we are talking about you.
S: rudy stop it. And om when did your IQ become so low that you are also behaving like this cry baby.
R: (irritated) bhaiya I am not a cry baby. (almost on the urge of crying) look na o bhaiya is making fun of me. (Saying so he hugs om and mimics of crying. Om smiles and pats his back while shivay smiles and looks at om and then he too patting rudy’s back said mocking him.)
S: arre rudy I was not making fun of you I was just telling om to notice the way you laugh just like way you are doing now.
And this went on like this. Some months passed and fate had managed to bring anika and shivay back face to face again. But this time anika had come there to organise an event in mansion. Anika was busy running helter skelter arranging things. While all this she had not noticed, someone coming in her direction and she straightly went and hit him. The papers which anika was holding fell down and she getting irritated said without looking at me.
A: hey you look and walk. (looking at him and finding him to be shivay. smiling and making a mocking tone) oh, ho… ho… it’s you. so, tell me mr. kanji ankho wala bagad billa don’t you have any other work rather than bumping into me. (angrily) haan…
S: look first of all this is my house and I have all the right to walk wherever I want and however I want. And secondly you were walking blindly and bumped into me.
A: (folding her hands to her chest and smiling) really, I agree that this is your house but mr. absent minded oberoy you must also have a thought that there is a function happening in your house so you must be careful while walking.
S: look you don’t have any other work other than fighting with me or to be precise eating my head. You know what it is just a waste of time talking to you, now you get off from my way.
A: (looking at him in a crooked way) haan so go na… who is stopping you? am I standing on your head. (shivay was about to answer back but anika cut him in between by raising her hand and continued) you really are impossible. Anyways I don’t want to talk to you.
Shivay gave an irritated look and started to move from there but stopped the mid-way as he felt a jerk on his hand. He turned back to look at what it was and found anika’s bracelet stuck on his shirts button. Anika too looked at him surprised. Shivay said in an irritated tone.
S: god anika you are a very big hurricane for me and now your things. If you can’t handle a single thing then why do you wear it. (Saying so shivay roughly broke the bracelet and went away.)
A: (getting angry on his rough behaviour) this man has completely disrupted my living. (looking at her bracelet) my poor moon bracelet. He broke it off.
Anika after that came to mansion on some events either to organise or else on dadi’s instance. During this period anika and shivay though argued with each other but had developed a nice bond with each other. They had even started missing each other which was had not gone unnoticed by the family member close to both of them. Here sahil was the witness to find anika lost in her own thoughts and at times smiling, while shivay’s absent minded behaviour was very well noticed by omru and dadi. One day like usual shivay was preparing something in kitchen and was at times lost too. He instead of putting olive oil was using coconut oil. This didn’t go unnoticed by omru. Rudy tapping om said.
R: o don’t you think bhaiya is behaving weird these days.
O: haan rudy because instead of putting olive oil he is using coconut oil. I think he has forgotten his fitness rules.
D: (coming there and beating omru’s head) my billu is behaving weird these days because my billu has become an ishqbaaz.
R: but dadi how can anyone get lost like this when he is in love.
O: idiot because love can change anyone and anything. And your superman is not a super human that he will not get affected by this bug of ishqbaazi. After all, all will fall in love… but… (he stopped in the mid-way)
R: but what… o has your tape’s grease got finished that you tape has got stuck on the word but.
O: (caringly patting rudy’s shoulder) but rudy your case is different no one can guarantee that you will fall in love or not because these things are a game for you.
R: you long hair creature how dare you make fun of me… (holding om’s neck) I will kill you o. I will kill you.
D: (making them both aside) arre here I am talking about my billu being an ishqbaaz but now you both are fighting with each other. You 1st standard kids stop your brother else he will make a mess by preparing food using coconut oil.
They both nodded in like a little kid and dadi smiled and left from there. Omru saw that shivay was about to pour another spoon of coconut oil in another pan that they held his hand and this brought shivay out of his trance. He looked at them holding hand and asked confused.
S: what? Why have you held my hand?
O: that’s because shivay you were going to put coconut oil instead of olive oil.
R: haan bhaiya how can you do this. You know na that this will affect my fitness.
Shivay just looked at them amused and then at the mess that he had created. He just smiled sheepishly and scratched his hair. While anika also used to do some or the other crazy stuff which would irritate sahil a lot. Finally, after a lots of effort omru helped shivay and anika in realizing what were they missing and why were they doing weird behaviour in these days.
Om had convinced anika to at least talk to shivay but anika remembered shivay’s ideology that she just lost the smile which she had on face which was noticed by om. He asked concerned.
O: what happened anika are you okay?
A: look om I have already accepted that I love shivay earlier itself. But om what about shivay he still believes in name, blood and lineage(NKK). And as far as I know his mentality will never change so I am sorry to say if he rejects me just for that sake then I am happy to hide my feeling rather than facing rejection. So, sorry om I am helpless. (saying so anika left from there leaving om clueless)
He returned back to mansion and came to shivay’s room and saw him doing some work. He looked at him and asked.
S: hey what’s up?
O: nothing was just passing by and thought to come and meet you. (sitting down on the bed) so shivay what have you thought?
S: (raising an eyebrow he asked questioning) thought about what specifically.
O: about anika, and you want me to be specific right fine then shivay we all know that you do love anika but shivay she is not from a high standard so will you still accept her.
S: om I do feel for her but still the…
O: (cutting him off) still the NKK is very important for you. (shivay nodded in a positive. Om giving a frustrated look continued) you know what shivay all the things in world is not based on this NKK concept.
S: but still om…
O: shivay I am fed up by making you understand that NKK is not important at all. Fine then let me give you a live example shivay just imagine if you remove the extension name singh oberoy from your real name shivay then your status is also the same like anika’s. You will also become a normal human being nothing else.
S: but om why should I imagine that I am still having the name with me then there is no point in imagining it. And remaining truth is I am trying to find out about anika’s past.
O: (shocked) what? Shivay do you even realize what you are doing? If by any chance anika comes to know of this then shivay she will get hurt.
S: but om why don’t you understand I am not doing this just because of the NKK concept it is because of her good future.
A: (she had come there as she was called by dadi for some work that she heard this thing told by shivay and entered the room all angrily making Shivom shocked) my good future… really shivay. but you know what I am the biggest fool to expect something from you.
S: anika listen to me once then you…
A: shivay I had never thought that you will try to dig open my past and that too like this. And you have broken me today.
O: (trying to settle the situation) anika at least give shivay another chance.
A: om you better don’t interfere in it. This was what I had told you today. Anyways shivay all that is left for me to tell to you is if possible never come in front of me from now on. Forget me and I will forget you. Bye. (she had a fresh layer of tear formed in her eyes)
Saying so she left from room followed by om. While shivay was just trying to grasp the situation. Om tried to talk to her and make her understand the situation but was of no use. Anika left from there crying and om came to shivay’s room all angrily. He came and shook shivay vigorously and said making shivay come out of his trance of thoughts.
O: shivay at least try realizing it now. Before it becomes too late. I am fed up of making you understand and I know that it’s useless to talk to you. And the thing which you have done has made the situation more worse. So, handle this situation by your own now. I am telling again shivay anika is your life and she means everything to you. so, better get her back before she leaves forever.
Saying so om left from there while shivay still sat there thinking something. While a month passed and there was no contact between shivika. Om talked very rarely to shivay as he knew that shivay had not stopped the task of digging anika’s past. While anika had started working as an event organiser. Shivay at times used to meet some persons who came as clue while searching for anika’s past. But always ended up getting disappointed. Finally, after lots of search shivay finally got to know about anika’s family and learns that she had a very good and reputed family and she also had a sister. Due to some enmity in business anika’s parents got killed and the only person left was her sister. He also got to know the struggles and hardships anika faced which developed a soft corner inside him. At last one day with the help of rudy he managed to make up om’s mood and told them the truth and they helped in bringing anika to the place where shivay wanted. And anika coming there asked.
A: what’s going on rudy? Why did you both call me here in this garden?
R: it’s nothing didi… it has been a very long time since we met. So, thought to meet you.
A: really rudra was it my ghost whom you met two days earlier.
S: (coming from behind) they did this because I had asked them to do so. Because if I would have called you, you might had not come. (anika tried leaving from there but shivay held her back and said) you had requested me to never ever meet you and I did that. At least listen to what I want to say then you can leave.
A: I am sorry shivay but I don’t want to listen anything. I am leaving.
S: (But before she could go shivay somehow stopped her but when she was struggling to get free shivay slapped her which almost shocked anika and omru. Shivay finally getting angry said.) anika don’t create more mess and don’t force me to do what I don’t want to. Stay where you are and you have to listen what I want to tell. Then leave. Do you get it. (angrily) YES OR NO.
Anika nodded in agreement all scared and stood still. Shivay looked at omru and found them too standing shocked and then began his story of anika’s past. Each and every word which was told was making anika shocked even more. Finally, shivay said holding her.
S: you were always mad on me that I was digging into your past just for my NKK. But the truth is I was trying to give you back your own family. I am sorry to say that I can’t bring your parents back but I can return your sister. But it will take time to find her as she was adopted by some other person. And the most important thing is I always felt good when you were around but then I realised that I loved you and before I could confess it you asked me to forget you. Well it might be easy for you forget me but it is not that easy for me. (leaving anika and moving back a bit from his place and putting his hand in pocket) anyways all that I wanted to say is done. You can leave or stay or do whatever you want.
A: (Saying so shivay went from there and all anika could do was sit down crying while omru comforted her. she was continuous murmuring) he was trying to do something good for me and I was blaming him. Yaar I am the biggest fool in the world.
But in the mean time they heard a crashing sound of car and the three of them rushed to the place to find shivay lying in a pool of blood and a car standing crashed near the tree. Anika lost her balance seeing this and just sat there crying. Shivay was taken to hospital while om was consoling rudy and dadi was sitting near a lifeless anika. the dr came out and told that his condition was very serious and was taking anika’s name continuously. All made anika stable and asked her to go and meet shivay. Anika gathered courage and went in to find all kind of equipment’s attached to shivay’s body while he was looking all pale and bandaged. She somehow came close to him and called him softly while shivay with great difficulty looked at her and said with great difficulty.
S: anika will you do a promise… (anika nodded in a yes while she had almost started crying) I know that I don’t have much time left, I know that you will break down if I leave forever but make a promise that you will not leave to live your life like you used to live till now. Don’t cry after I leave and keep smiling always.
A: (crying) no shivay nothing will happen to you. dr told that you will get fine very soon. and I know that you will get fine for sure.
S: (smiling weakly) whom are you trying to fool anika, I have met with accident. Anyways promise me.
A: (wiping her tears) I… I… promise shivay. (but again crying) please don’t leave me shivay. I love you shivay…. please don’t leave me. (saying so she hugged him and cried.)
S: (Shivay patted her hair kissed her and smiled and said) I love you too anika… and will love you forever.
Saying so he closed his eyes and then slept forever. Anika on feeling that his heart was not beating looked at him and found his heart rate nil and called out his name loudly and cried. Omru and pinky were inconsolable. All anika could do was walk away from there lifeless and she remembered her promise of not to cry anymore. At that time, she realized the fact that in a person’s life true love never stays forever. But the lovely memories from them stays there forever. From then on anika daily walks along the road and used to stay at the same place for a long time looking at the water playing.
EVERYONE YERNS FOR A TRUE LOVE BUT SOMETIMES IT STAYS WITH US OR LEAVES A FRESH ALBUM OF MEMORIES. SO, ALWAYS FALL IN LOVE WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF ANYTHING.
That’s it for now. I hope you likes this os and if you like then do comment. This is priya signing off.