Hi ? Guys. “YOU, NOT YOUR NAME COMPLETES ME…” Is a one shot on the current track of IB, Here the story proceeds after the part when Shivaay tells everyone that Anika is not T.V. Bajaj’s granddaughter and Anika hears everything.
I hope so I give this O.S. Justice with my work, please do tell me how it is via your comments.
@SHIVAAY SINGH OBEROI’S P.O.V.
IS BEING AN ORPHAN AN OFFENCE? WHY CAN’T YOU ACCEPT ME THE WAY I AM? WHEN I SAID I AM, WHAT I AM WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THAT? WILL MY NAME CHANGE ME? WILL IT CHANGE MY PAST? WILL IT GET ME MY LOST CHILDHOOD BACK? WILL IT FILL MY SISTER’S PLACE BACK IN MY LIFE? WILL IT FILL MY STOMACH ON THE DAYS WHEN I SLEPT EMPTY STOMACH? WILL IT MAKE MY PAST EASIER? NO, RIGHT! THEN WHY DO YOU WANT TO DIG THE GRAVE OF MY PAST? MY LIFE IS WHAT IT IS YOU, THIS FAMILY OR I NONE CAN CHANGE IT. AND THAT’S THE ONLY TRUTH NOW IT IS UPTO YOU WHETHER YOU CAN ACCEPT IT OR NOT. BECAUSE AT THE END ONLY I AM GOING TO BE AT LOSS. SO THINK WISELY SHIVAAY. AND FOR NOW I THINK IT’S BETTER THAT WE PART OUR WAYS. MAYBE OUR TOGETHERNESS WAS JUST TILL NOW. I KNOW FOR YOU IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET OVER YOUR THINKING AND FOR ME IT IS DIFFICULT TO FACE MY PAST. SO IT WOULD BE BETTER IF WE ADJUST IN THIS WAY ONLY. BYE SHIVAAY.
Echoed the last words of my wife, before she left me and our house forever. It has been two long years since I am trying to search her and finally today I am going to meet her. I am not sure how she will react on seeing me. Well since that day I never tried to search about her past, it’s true that the question often rose in my head but seeing Anika’s absence in my life that question got hidden in the void that were created when she left me.
Presently I am in her favourite jamuni suit or what I call it in my style yup! Wine colour. Today I am going to meet her in a meeting, if somebody thinks that I chased her, it won’t be wrong but this meet is just a coincidence and how can I call it a coincidence is the fact that I have just seen her pic in the manual of the hotel as an event manager and not met her face to face. So yes this could be known as a planed coincidence by me or by our destiny I really don’t know.
The one question that I have been trying to find an answer for since the moment she exited from my life is “IS BEING AN ORPHAN AN OFFENCE?” And yes if she asks me today, then I have an answer for her question. The answer that I failed to give to her on the day she really needed an answer. I wish I would have answered her that very day maybe she wouldn’t have left me.
Who the heck’s hand is this?
I said looking at a blur image of a hand in front of me, it was too close to my eyes to visualise a clear picture of it. So I looked at the owner of the hand there he is trying to snap me out of my thoughts, my little baby brother.
“Stop dreaming about Anika Bhabhi.” Came the words from the other side, I looked up to meet the most intense eyes of my brother, who said these words with a pinch of teasing. By now I am totally out of my day dreaming. I straightening myself, ignoring Om’s words and started correcting my look, looking in the mirror.
“Not bad Bhaiya, we know you want to look dashing in front of Bhabhi, but don’t try to give competition to me.” Rudra said in his all time cool dude attitude and received a smack on his head from Om and I looked at Om thankfully but how can he let me be thankful he is my lovely brother who is hell bent to make me blush with his words “Duffer, Shivaay is getting ready for his lady love for whom he is waiting since two years, now when he has got a chance why will he leave any stone un turned to impress Bhabhi. Right Shivaay?” He asked patting my back.
This was it in no way I was supposed to turn red in front of my brothers, if this happens I am sure they won’t leave a single chance to tease me throughout my life and especially in front of Anika, she and her darling devar’s (brother-in-law’s) often get on my nerves. So composing myself, in SSO style I spoke “Come on we are getting late.”
“Oh chill Bhaiya, Bhabhi won’t run away.” Why doesn’t this Rudra stop for a while, one thing is very clear that if I stay here these two will keep pulling my leg, so it’s better that I leave.
As soon as I came out of my room I could clearly hear my two fellow brothers chucking at me.
@HOTEL GOLDEN TULIP
@AFTER AN HOUR
OmRu and I reached here ten minutes back and right now three of us are sitting in front of the manager who is busy briefing us about the event but somebody please tell him that I am not even a little bit interested in his stupid on going lecture. Please spear me you fool. But no this idiot is going on blabbering what will I do with the fact that how good his hotel is. I am here just to meet my wife and not to hear his stupid nonsense talks.
@END OF SHIVAAY’S P.O.V.
@BACK OF SHIVOMRU
A girl (G) dashed into a waiter (W) and now she is shouting at him.
G: Hye you can’t see and walk, you have spoilt my dress. Yesterday only I got it from chavdi bazaar (name of an area).
W: Sorry ma’am.
G: Aare what sorry haan, because of you my dress got spoiled and now I have a meeting, how will I attend it.
W: Ma’am it’s just water.
G: Shut up! You will now argue with me.
Their conversation gets halted by someone.
Man: Few things never change.
When that stupid manager was busy giving details to us, we herd a girl fighting as soon as we shifted our face in her direction, yes there she was my ‘jhansi ki rani’ in her avatar.
“BEAUTIFUL” as soon as the word left my mouth, OmRu’s eyes got widen and both passed each other a teasing smile but who cares, when my beautiful wife is in front of me. She is looking ravishing in her red crop top and ling floral print grey skirt as always the charm bracelet adorning her hand, sizzling eye makeup and bright red lipstick looks perfect on her. Voluntarily I got up from seat and moved to her and spoke
“Few things never change.”
This is the first time she is looking up at me, her angry and irritated eyes become emotion less. Oh man! This vulnerability in her eyes, this is killing me. I just moved forward to hold her but she ran away. Oh Jesus! Why always she runs away is trying to become P.T. Usha. Without being left with any option I ran behind her.
@END OF SHIVAAY’S P.O.V.
Shivaay is banging the door of the room in which Anika just entered.
Shivaay: ANIKA, ANIKA OPEN THE DOOR.
Anika: No response.
Shivaay: OPEN THE DOOR ANIKA.
Anika: No response.
Shivaay: ANIKA I WON’T EVEN MOVE AN INCH IF YOU DON’T OPEN THE DOOR.
Anika opens the door.
Anika: What? What do you want?
Anika: Sorry, Mr. Oberoi but I don’t have any surname and according to your theory people without a surname are road side trash and I am not ready to be one so kindly leave me.
Anika closes the door but Shivaay inserts his hand between the door and the wall, so she is not able to do so, Anika tries to close it with more power but due to that Shivaay winces and she backs off.
Anika: Please go from here Mr. Oberoi this is my work place not your house and I don’t want any drama from you.
Shivaay: Wait Anika listen to me once.
Anika: Just shut up! I am not in a good mood better you leave otherwise I will throw water on you or say some rubbish.
Shivaay: You can do whatever you want to but listen to me.
Anika: You won’t listen so easily right?
She takes a jug full of water and throws on him.
Shivaay: Okay now relax, calm down.
Anika: You are very stubborn.
Shivaay: Pati kis ka hun.
(Whose husband am I ?)
He says winking at her.
Anika: Aap mera saath yeh chipdi two rupees harkatain maat kijiya.
(Don’t do these cheap antics with me.)
Shivaay: Oh so now shall I find a new wife for that?
He says passing a sheepish smile to her.
Anika being a little angry: This is too much. You are here to say something say that and get going.
Shivaay: I won’t go without my wife.
Anika being angry and jealous: Yes, the other one right.
Shivaay: No my Jhansi ki rani.
Anika: Stop all this right now and come to the point.
Shivaay: Let’s go home and discuss.
Anika: No I am not interested in going anywhere, whatever you want to say, say that here only other wise get lost.
Shivaay: Okay, calm down.
He holds her shoulder and makes her sit and then holding her hand sits on his knees in front of her and with lots of love and care says
Shivaay: Anika since the day you have left my life, I have realised your value. You know I am so incomplete without you. I really need you.
Anika mocking at him in a sarcastic way speaks: WOW Mr. Oberoi now also you are concerned about yourself, great. But I am not ready to bear more tantrums from your family and you. So please leave me alone.
Shivaay: It’s not like you are thinking Anika, no one will speak anything about you trust me.
Anika: Oh really. Then can you accept this in front of everyone that your wife is an orphan, she has no family name after her name, can you say that there is no khoon, khandaan (family and blood lineage) of your wife and that too without any shame. You know what you are really a very shallow man, who has zero sense, you only know how to use people. I hate you Shivaay. I hate you.
Shivaay in broken tone questioningly: You think I have used you?
Anika in rage without thinking: Yes, yes I think you have used me.
Saying so she faces other side, while Shivaay leaves the place with tears brimming down his eyes.
After a while when Anika calms down and begins to think about what she said to Shivaay, she let’s her words settle in her mind when OmRu enter.
Anika looks at him.
Om: You know I thought that Shivaay can never change, but in past two years he has seriously changed. In these two years after you left I had never seen Shivaay breaking down, he always kept finding you, he had a faith that you love him and that faith never let him break down. But today for the first time I saw my brother breaking down, all thanks to you. Thank you for showing him his right place in your life at least now he won’t be living in that fake hope ever. Thank you so much.
By now Anika had realised that what she had said and what Om meant, she was feeling guilty for saying something unnecessary to Shivaay and that too those words that she never meant by heart they were just an outburst of her anger.
Rudra: Bhabhi you are my super girl then how can you hurt my super man.
Both OmRu leave her room disheartened.
They both were standing outside near the car, when Anika comes running to them.
Anika while huffing: Where is he?
Anika: Baggad billa.
Both OmRu smile.
Om: He left.
Anika: Then please take me to him.
Rudra: Wait I will call and ask where he is.
Anika: Do you think that tadibaz (Mr. Attitude) will tell you anything.
Om: Call at home and office.
Rudra: He neither at home nor at office.
Anika: Then where is he?
OmRu begin to think.
Om: I get it.
Rudra: Me too.
OmRu: Where he always goes to cheer himself in past two years.
OmRu sitting in car: Just come we will take you.
Anika was confused but obliged.
@AFTER HALF AN HOUR
All of them reach outside a building.
Anika gets down the car and looks at the name of the building. On the red coloured building were the words inscribed in golden huge letters “PARADISE HOME”.
Anika in shock: Which place is this OmRu.
OmRu smiled and said
Om: Let’s go in you will get to know.
Anika being confused went inside.
As soon as she steps in the scenario in front of her shocks her out of her wits, she stands rooted and numb at the entrance only, Om smiles seeing her and speaks
Om: Get in Anika, this home is for everyone.
Anika: What is this Om.
Om: Shivaay’s way to repent and correct his mistake. You know in past two years he has spent his maximum time here only. When he was searching about your past at that time he met Mr. T. V. Bajaj, who told him about your past and how he had sent you to an orphanage. He even got to know about the ruthlessness you went through in the orphanage. The day you left his life he started feeling ashamed of himself and his thoughts. He didn’t know what he should do to get over his guilt, so one day dadi took him to the same orphanage and over there he spent his entire day with kids after you went that was the first time he smiled, he actually felt the magic of those kids. That was the day he decided that he will open an orphanage-cum-old age home. Since that day kids and old people stay here together with Shivaay, his day is incomplete without all of them.
Anika who was listening to him silently asked: orphanage-cum-old age home?
Om: Ya, you see he is a businessman and will always make profit only. Kids who dis own there parents and parent who dis own there kids are welcomed here. In short all people from around the world who have been disowned are welcomed here. But there is a unique thought behind this, Shivaay thought that all the kids will always miss parents love and all elders will miss their kids, so he got them all together so that they can miss less. You know this has become more advantageous as all the elder teach kids about ethics, life, religion and even help them, while all the children help the elders to learn new technology and all the things these kids learn in school, none of them is alone here.
Anika smiled while tears brimmed down her eyes.
Anika: Where is Shivaay?
Rudra: Bhabhi getting you here was our work now searching Bhaiya is your work.
OmRu together: ALL THE BEST BHABHI.
Anika smiled and started to find Shivaay, she searched each and every room, corridor, parking and finally landed in the garden, there she sees a man sitting on the grass, cufflinks of his shirt folded half up his hand. She went there and getting on her knees kept her hand on his shoulder, the man turned to see who the person was.
Anika sees in his eyes which were filled with tears and his cheeks had traces of tears as well.
Anika hugged him without a word.
Anika: I am sorry Shivaay, I never meant those words.
Shivaay parting her from him.
Anika holding her ears: I am sorry I just spoke that in anger, please forgive me.
Shivaay: Will you come with me.
Anika nods: First you forgive me.
Shivaay: It’s ok I understand.
Anika smiled and hugged him again this time he too reciprocates.
Anika: Shivaay surname really doesn’t matters to you any more.
Shivaay: ANIKA, YOU, NOT YOUR NAME COMPLETES ME.
Anika smiled widely.
Shivaay: And ya being an orphan is no offence.
OmRu from back: Ummmhmmmhmm.
Both look at them and then get up.
Shivaay: So you got her here.
Rudra: Of course Bhaiya who else can be so smart rather then me.
Saumya from back: S.M.R.T. smart right?
All chuckle as they know Saumya is taunting Rudra.
Rudra making faces: Whatever Saumya.
Gauri: Namaste bhujai. (Hello! Sister-in-law.)
Anika looking at Shivaay: Who is she?
Om encircling his hand around Gauri: My wife, my friend Chulbul and your sister.
Anika gets shocked and her eyes get widen, she looks at Shivaay again.
Shivaay: After you went, I got to know about your sister, so I started to search her and then we found her in Chulbul avatar.
Anika became emotional and hugged Gauri.
Anika: My chuttki how are you.
Gauri with tears in her eyes: After meeting you I am perfect didi.
Anika smiled and kissed her.
Anika to Shivaay: Thank you.
Shivaay: I think so somebody told me that there is no thank you and no sorry between husband and wife.
Anika teasingly: But wasn’t the dialogue something else.
~~~~~~~~TOGETHER EVER AFTER~~~~~~~
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