Destiny- you guys blame me for making your life complicated …but the truth is your heart and mind makes everything complicated…Sam thinks her heart is with Arjun but she cannot tolerate Neil with anyone…not even with her bestie…and to add Arjun will know of his dancing swan
Nandini was having breakfast with Arnav when a man in his late 20s greeted her…she gave one nod and asked him to sit…Arnav smiled he knew old Nandini was coming back.
Nandini; ‘’Rana…what update do you have’’
Rana; ‘’Radhika Mishra is off to US for a 1 yr exchange programme…she is in NYU…Arjun already met her… could not recognise her but likes her ’’
Arnav and Nandini’s face brightened up…Rana spoke again; ‘’Jai Khanna is madly in love with Radhika…they are planning their alliance once she is back’’
Nandini’s expression hardened; ‘’Jai Khanna will never get Radhika….she will become my Arjun’s bride by hook or by crook…and this time I will see to it…get Hudson on line…I want all the details on Arjun-Radhika while they are in US’’ Nandini spoke with so much command that Rana jumped he was already on his toes … Arnav was little surprised…this Nandini was the old Nandini a smart and hardcore business women…and he knew she will bring Radhika in Arjun’s life.
Nandini’s POV; ’I never refused my baby anything in this world… I will do anything for my brother’s welfare …he likes you…you will be my Arjun’s bride Radhika…Jai khanna will only watch’ Nandini turned to the butler; ‘’Ask the driver to get the car ready…I am joining Bird Song today’’
Arnav was little surprised; ‘’Beta are you sure…take your time there is no hurry’’
Nandini; ‘’No Chachu…its time…I need control in my hands…I know Arjun has come to like Radhika and once he knows her completely…he won’t be able to resist her… I believe your word…she is best for him and I don’t want to lose her to Khanna’s ‘’ Arnav nodded he himself wanted Radhika to be Arjun’s partner…after meeting Radhika first time 3-4 yrs back… he had made the arrangements to get all the details on her …and whatever he got impressed him more…he had decided once Radhika was of marriageable age he would himself request her parents for her hand…and now even Nandini supported him…he knew she was hard to defeat if she used her brain…Nandini quickly dressed up and came down…Arnav joined Nandini to full fill the formalities.
NYU Campus USA
Radhika was waiting in the discussion room for her mentor mentee discussion….Arjun leisurely walked towards the table sat opposite to her and spoke; ‘’Hi Bunny…how is it going’’
Radhika fumed at the name; ‘’My name is Radhika…will you please call me by my name’’
Arjun; ‘’Only if you say sorry for bluffing me that day…that to by holding both the ears’’
Radhika; ‘’I said sorry that day itself…no more now…call me whatever you like…and by the way I have completed the case studies…here are the solutions you can question me now’’ Arjun started cross questioning Radhika…the more he questioned he concluded that she was extremely brainy and that impressed him more…he watched her speak…Radhika at times would blush due to Arjun’s unblinking stare at her…Arjun enjoyed her discomfort. Arjun praised her work and gave her the new assignment for the week. She made a face and left…Arjun chuckled
Radhika had started making her mark on her professors by her hard work…they motivated her to do her best. After finishing her classes she went to library to do her job…she was standing on the ladder arranging some books when Arjun came to that section…he looked at her and fumed…she had lifted her hands up to arrange the books on the shelf which had made her short t-shirt go up…giving a tantalizing view of her naval and back…guys standing there seemed to have got glued to that section …Arjun gave one angry glare to each one of them and they dispersed…Arjun gave a kick to ladder…making Radhika lose her balance Arjun caught her before she could fall…he whispered; ‘’Come out… now’’ Radhika blinked…but ignored …he again gestured her but she ignored…Arjun went mad at that…he thought ’after today you will never dare to defy me’
The head called Radhika and told her to sort the books out from the boxes kept in the adjoining store room and arrange them before leaving…she went inside the store , opened the boxes and started….Arjun knew she is inside…he quietly went and locked the door of the store…and switched off the lights…he thought; ‘’you will never ever defy me bunny’’. Radhika panicked she had fear of closed and dark places…she wanted to scream but voice seemed to be caught in her throat…she was breathless…after fighting the fear for 15-20 min she collapsed.
Neil and Hanna’s friendship was burning Sam…she found Neil working on his assignment and quietly went to him; ‘’Neil can we go out just for a drive’’
Neil without looking at her replied; ‘’tell me where you want to go I will ask the driver to take you…I am waiting for Hanna…we have a group assignment and she is my partner’’
Sam was furious; ‘’Why is she coming to my house…I won’t allow this’’
Neil’s fingers stopped on the keyboard; ‘’she is coming to my house…she won’t step in your area…so don’t worry…and I have to supervise one of the Bird Song shoot here in Singapore…so I am very busy right now’’
Sam felt hurt she softly asked; ‘’How will you feel if I call any male friend of mine to our house and take him to my room’’
Neil smiled; ‘’I will feel nothing…its your life…I never interfered …I am your friend and I know my limits’’
Sam felt like slapping him…she stomped her foot and left…next Neil heard the sound Sam’ room door which was closed with a bang
Neil smiled ..POV; ‘I will stay in my limits from here on…Radhika was right I made myself too available for you’’
Hanna came and Neil greeted her with a hug…all the time they worked…the door of Neil’s room was closed…Sam was restless…she would here their giggles and discussion…but was more puzzled when they both were quite…she could not handle more…she quickly made 2 cups of coffee and on pretext of giving them coffee and snacks…she barged into Neil’s room…which left Hanna and Neil little shocked…but Neil covered up; ‘’Thanks Sam…I needed coffee desperately…by the way she is
Hanna…and Hanna this is Sam my childhood friend’’
Hanna teasingly asked; ‘’Friend or girl friend’’
Neil smiled and replied; ‘’Only friend…I don’t believe in love anymore’’ That sentence left Sam shocked…she quickly excused herself …Sam couldn’t understand why it hurt so much…she should be happy that Neil is moving on…and since she loved Arjun she should not feel bad… she dialled Radhika… but she received no response…she went back to her room picked her things and went to college…she was not having any classes today but decided to do her project at the library.
Anna’s Dorm USA
Anna had tried Radhika 5th time…but she was not answering…it was 9:30 PM …she did not go to the bakery…she was not in library where the hell was she…finally Anna decided to check herself…Anna reached the campus and dialled Radhika’s no. she heard a vibrating sound near the lockers…that meant Radhika was not having her phone…she panicked more…she called all her friends everybody expressed ignorance…Steve called Arjun and asked him …Arjun realized he forgot that he had locked her…he called Anna and told her everything…she disconnected the call angrily and ran to the library with the guards… Arjun reached campus in other 15 minutes…when they opened the door they found her on the floor curled up…exhausted …here lips were parted indicating her struggle to catch breath…Anna asked them to open all windows…she rubbed Radhika’s palm…but she did not respond…she quickly called ambulance…once in hospital, Arjun came close to Radhika to touch her forehead but
Anna held his hand; ‘’don’t you dare’’
Arjun; ‘’Anna I am sorry…I never expected this’’
Anna ; ‘’Arjun she has fear of dark and closed places…she never shuts her room when she sleeps…why did you do this…just to make her bend down… your ego couldn’t handle a girl better than you’’
Arjun kept quite…he felt miserable…doctors informed Anna Radhika was fine but she needs to rest for 2 days …Anna helped her change and walked her to the car…Arjun was standing there all the time but Radhika didn’t give him a glance…yet she smiled at her other friends. Anna along with Cheryl and Cole took Radhika home…Arjun went back to his apartment…he ransacked his room…he was angry he could not handle Radhika avoiding him…but he didn’t knew the reason for the same ’Bunny I know I did wrong… but you will not ignore me…
I will not back down till you accept me as a part of your life’ . Arjun received a message from Rana…’attached is the picture of the girl you are looking for and mailed you her previous and current years RYTHYM performances ’ Arjun downloaded the picture and the videos…and to his surprise… Radhika was his dancing swan…he watched all her videos…Arjun’s heart was hammering in his chest …he touched the screen moving his fingers down her body ….his thoughts were going wild…blood in his veins seemed to have started boiling …he laughed danced and fell on the bed on his back laughing… then whispered; ‘’Now I know why you felt so familiar…why you avoiding me…hurt that bad Bunny…You were right in front of me for so many day…Neil tried to hide you…but destiny sent you to me… Neil…my friend sorry…but now she is mine…I will not let her go anywhere…I will win her …come what may’’
Arjun moved his finger on Radhika’s picture and stopped on her lips….he zoomed it and kissed it passionately whispering again; ‘’one day I will kiss you the same way bunny…you cannot escape me…now you are mine…and no one will come between us not even Neil’’ Arjun went and stood under cold shower…he had to calm his nerves…he stood there breathing heavily supporting himself by placing his palms on the wall… she had completely captured his heart and mind…and he just wanted her nothing else.
Neil called Radhika…it had been a week since they last spoke…she answered; ‘’Hi Neil…how are you’’
Neil; ‘’I am good…but you are not…you never call me Neil…you call me buddy or handsome…speak up what’s wrong’’
Radhika smiled he knew her completely, but she decided to keep Neil away from the matter; ‘’I am absolutely fine…just overworked myself so bit tired…you tell me…. Has your love story come on track’’
Neil took a deep breath; ‘’I don’t care anymore’’
Radhika understood; ‘’Good…now concentrate on you studies and work…be happy’’
Neil was busy with Radhika on call…Sam new it was Radhika…but somehow she burned inside…because Neil had gone in the balcony to speak to Radhika privately …Sam wondered what was the need for that sometimes their bond was beyond her understanding…On the other side Arjun dialled Radhika a couple of times… wanted to apologize…he was desperate to hear her voice but her no. was busy he …he thought for a minute and dialled Neil…when he got the same response on the call…he
banged his phone on the floor; ‘’I know you are talking to Neil….soon…I will take you away from everyone…you will only talk to me’’
Hi there its me destiny again- So the Beast is completely aware of Beauty’s identity…and has gone head on heals mad for her…for Neil Sam was his first priority but now he seem to have backed out being hurt by her again and again…Radhika and Neil find solace in talking to each other about their troubles…but little did the beauty know that Beast had already marked her as his…and she was incapable of escaping him.
Credit to: Gauri