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Episode 13: Precious
SHIVAAY’S POINT OF VIEW
OmRu had managed the situation downstairs very well, except the part where Rudy asked if I had proposed to Anika! We had come to my room and I steeled myself for the inquisition. Om asked, “Shivaay, what’s going on?” I was quick to deny it, but Om just wouldn’t let it go! So I told them all that had happened, and the reaction was as expected. Om assumed the worst of our Dads in the beginning, but I put him in the right. Rudy was worried about Anika or me getting hurt. After clearing their doubts, I lay back and said, “You know what? You guys should learn from her. She never once doubted them, whereas even I started thinking that it could be true! She never questioned their integrity, or even thought that we should prepare for the worst. That’s how she was so confident and cool when we were sitting by the pool.”
OmRu who were listening quietly till now, were suddenly over-excited about the last few words. I calmed them down with a lot of effort.
Our conversation drifted from Anika to the details of all that had happened, and back to Anika and her little brother, Sahil. I truly felt OmRu’s eagerness to meet him. They were planning to go to her place and surprise her one day, and meet the little celeb too! It was already getting late, and I thought of going around the house for a bit. As I went downstairs, the sight that met me was beyond words. She had managed to transform the regular huge hall into heaven! Now I understood why she was so happy in the afternoon! This must be what she had imagined long before it was completed.
I walked up to her and trying to be strict, I scolded her. “What are you doing? Shouldn’t you be heading home? Who asked you to work with that hand of yours?”
“Hold on a minute! How do you think everything will be completed for tomorrow, if I ‘head home’? There’s so much to be done!” Why did she have to act so tough all the time?
“Can’t you just sit quietly and ask them to do it? Why are you jumping around with an injured arm?” It was a rather lame defense, but I hoped she would just follow it; which of course she wouldn’t! I gave up after some time and decided to drop her home myself. She didn’t even refuse at first, which put me on an alert.
ANIKA’S POINT OF VIEW
“What exactly are you so happy about?” I asked at long last. “What do you mean?” he feigned ignorance. It was clear in his smiling eyes how happy he had been all day. “What part of ‘why are you happy’ don’t you understand?” I was getting really annoyed by this brainteaser. He deliberated for a bit and then half turned to look at me with the ‘let’s talk business’ look on his face! “I’ll make you deal”, he stated.
“Oh no!” I groaned. He looked at me as if I had killed his cat. “You didn’t even listen to what I was proposing!”
“I’m sure it won’t do me any good. Why should I waste my time and your energy?” I asked, confident that he cannot up to any good.
“What if it’s a win-win situation for both of us? You might feel bad later for not listening to me”, he said with a smirk. “Okay, fine. Get it over with!” I said, exasperated at his superior way of talking. His lips curved at that and he gave me a wicked look. I was scared now.
“I’ll tell you why I’m happy and you must bring Sahil for the Diwali celebrations tomorrow. Deal?” My suspicion turned to confusion. “Why?” It didn’t make sense. “I want to meet him”, he said simply. Then his eyes tightened as if he had said something he didn’t mean to. “Why should I bring him to the Oberoi Mansion?” I repeated my question. He looked at me as if I was mad. “Everyone would like to meet him, especially OmRu. And he’ll enjoy so much with us. And you’ll get to enjoy Diwali with him, although you’ll be busy with work.” The last part was said so softly that I would’ve missed it if I weren’t watching him closely. Well, he did have a point. Damn! He negotiated really well.
I asked, “What do you get in return?” I could tell that he was impressed by my smart brain! “You’ll know” was his short reply. We had reached my home and he turned off the engine. “So, do we have a deal?” I looked at the security guys patrolling around my house and decided. “You will let these guys go home, and tell me the great secret of your happiness and I’ll bring Sahil to the Oberoi Mansion for Diwali. Right?”
I could see it on his face that he wouldn’t agree to the first one. “They are here for your protection, Anika. I know we caught Swetlana, but we have other enemies too. I can’t take a chance. You can’t be sure that it won’t happen again, so you have to bear it for now. Anyways, you give them such tasty food that they don’t want to come back to me!” I could see how hard he was trying to keep it light, and I was making it more difficult. I tried one more time. “You could decrease the number of guards and let them get some rest, right?”
He thought about it for a second and then smiled slightly. “I was right! You wouldn’t ask anything for yourself. Okay, I’ll send some of them back to the mansion. Happy?” I smiled widely in return and forwarded my hand. “Deal done.” He glanced at my hand briefly and shook it once. I can’t wait to know the key to that million dollars smile, which had brightened my whole day! There was one thing I was absolutely positive about. Same wavelength or not, Billuji was confusing as hell! But he was amazing too. The thought made me smile unconsciously.
PRECAP: Sahil in Oberoi Mansion. Anika is shocked to see something. Shivaay explains to Anika why he was ‘exceptionally happy’ at the news.
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