Have you ever witnessed the dense, obscure & esoteric earth’s core? Oh!! Don’t think much.. As it’s impossible to reach the dense & inconspicuous core which consists of poisonous gases, from which the volcanic magma begets. The hot, burning magma,which is one of the causes for eruption of volcano, is a source of destruction.. devastation. It’s like a darkness which engulfs everything that comes on it’s way like a black hole. But wait… Once destruction completes, the volcano settles & forms scenic landforms. These landforms can be depicted, envisaged & beautifully portrayed. How to handle the after effects occurring on the landforms, that is the responsibility of humans with care. All these thoughts are some what related to her life cycle. The day he entered in her life, made her his pawn, the destruction began from the very moment. But once his wreak cooled off and settled, a beautiful phase started in her life. A phase totally filled with tranquillity, bliss & affection. As the external factors can cause catastrophic effects on landforms likewise breach of truth can shake the very foundation of relationship & she doesn’t desire that unnecessary effects in her kinship.
Just then a hand pats on her shoulder & she comes to senses.
Swara, what happened? Why have you become so mum?, he yells.
Swara: (Due to guilt & irresistible emotions) hugs him back & falls down in his arms by saying sorry.
Sanskar: (in shock) why are you saying sorry shona?
Swara:(doesn’t want to spoil the atmosphere in payal’s presence) for all my misdeeds sanskar! for doubting you sanskar, for doubting your love! I had earlier given you a lot of pain.
Sanskar consoles her & also says sorry for using her earlier to fulfill his revenge. Their irresistible emotions are connected by hearts. The warmth, solace & safety, they find in each others arms are unable to be separated. They don’t desire to break their unison hug. Just then a coughing sound makes them to turn back to senses.
Payal: I am also present here Bhai. Can’t you stop romancing now.
Swara blushes & they break the hug.
Sanskar(searching for words to say): Now you have become so mature to tease me na & pulls her ear gently.
Payal: By the way Bhai, bhabi loves you very much. Oops!! Sorry swara(indicating to her), Can I call you bhabi?
Swara: off course payal! You are included in our family. Don’t ever dare to think that you are an orphan again. Till we are there, we will protect you from all malevolent acts & fulfill all your desires.
Sanskar is happy & thanks his fortune for having swara as his wife. Her acceptance of Payal & caring nature make him fall for her even more. He stares glances at her while she is talking to payal. Payal notices this & is about to tease sanskar, just then swara’s phone starts ringing.. Sanskar comes back to his senses & thinks it’s too late. Why swara’s phone is ringing? Is everything OK at home? His inner soul says to him,”don’t worry sanskar! Everything is fine. Don’t think too much.”
Swara is also disturbed due to her phone’s ringing & goes towards it to pick up. She looks at the caller ID & it is reflecting as private number.
Sanskar: who is it shona?
Swara: some private number is calling.
Sanskar: private number!!
Swara: Yes! Nothing has reflected apart from private number.
Sanskar: OK ! Take the call.
Swara(receives the call): Hello!! Who is this?
A girl’s voice from other side greets her happy birthday.
Girl: happy birthday dear!don’t you remember me.don’t tell me that you have forgotten me after marriage due to your loving husband.
Swara:(thinks) who is she? & yells, sorry dear. Still I am unable to recognize you. Can you please tell your name?
Girl: swara! I am sneha. How could you forget me yaar?
Swara:Sneha! You.. After so long time.. But you still have remembered my birthday. Thank you.
Sneha: yes! I never forget my best buddies & important days of their lives. But for you, my existence doesn’t matter anymore.
Swara: I am sorry sneha! But you know I still don’t get your voice. I have remembered your voice & way of talk. But something is different in your tone today.
Sneha: oh!! It’s because I have caught cold since morning & till now I am coughing & sneezing in some intervals. So, that must be the cause of my different way of sounding.
Swara:(satisfied with her explanation) Take care of your health.
Sneha: OK! Now I am hanging up the call. Otherwise your husband will not spare me..!! Bye.
Swara also cuts the call & jumps over sanskar cheerfully & shouts, Sanskar! Sneha is our common friend. Ragini, sneha & me enjoyed a lot during childhood. Just then swara’s face fades. Sanskar understands this & says, swara! Why don’t you talk to ragini today?”
But swara still has not forgiven ragini. So she ignores sanskar’s request by avoiding him to utter further about ragini.
Swara(showing her fake angry face): when are you going to wish me sanskar? It’s already 12AM.
Sanskar offers her to take a seat on the sofa & he goes towards refrigerator & brings a square box. That box is beautifully decorated with various colourful ribbons. He keeps the box on the table placed next to sofa. Payal indicates him to seat near her & asks both of them to open it together. They open the box. It is a black forest cake with cherries & walnuts are filled on it & in the central part happy birthday shona is written in italicized dialect. Sanskar places a candle on the cake & i
Sanskar:’Go ahead & make a wish! Shona’
Swara:’May our family be united soon & may you love me like today forever & bends to blow the candle. Just then sanskar stops her & says the first part of your wish is correct but the second part can never be fulfilled.
Swara is surprised to hear this & slowly asks,”Why is it so, sanskar?”
Sanskar moves more closer to her & places his hand around her shoulder & utters,”it’s because shona! with each passing day, I am falling for you more & more. My love for you is growing day by day. It can’t remain constant forever. So amend your wish.
Swara enthralls by his answer.
Swara:Well, in that case may our family be united soon & may your love for me will grow for years to come & blows the candle.
She cuts the cake & extends a piece to sanskar to feed him. He holds her hand & takes a bite & again forwards the remaining cake towards her to make her eat.. Swara gives a cake to payal. She takes it & some remaining parts of the cake apply on her nose. Swara smiles & the trio hug each other.
On the terrace of MM
Caterpillar & butterfly are carrying same blood. But still butterflies are only protected. They are gentle, soft, harmless & having scenic beauty. They never harm their protectors, the flowers. On the other hand, caterpillars are harsh & ruthless. They don’t even spare their protectors, the green grasses & pitilessly eat them all. So, they are demolished. But have you ever thought that each butterfly has gone through a phase of being caterpillar before turning into this beautiful view? If each caterpillar is thrown away & eliminated, then how a beautiful creature will come out of it? He thinks it deeply while she is going away from his sight. A sudden breeze distracts his thinking.
‘It’s so true laksh’- His inner voice echoes. You have mistreated her a lot. It’s the situation which played the twist in their lives, which had made her a caterpillar. But think, if you will throw her out of your life, how will you come across this beautiful, soft spoken ragini, like a butterfly. He smiles by remembering her cheerful face a while ago, as if he has now found out answers to his every question, no confusion has present anymore..
The flashback waves in his thoughts that how innocent smile she has possessed when their plan executed properly. How happy did she seem after wishing her sister..
Laksh: Ragini, did you both have any common best friend?
Ragini: No laksh. You knew na from childhood we both had maintained a different lifestyle.
Laksh: ‘Take a deep breath & think ragini’, one common friend. You both were studying in same college, right?
Ragini(concentrated more deeply): Ya! Laksh.. It was sneha. Who helped a lot to bring us closer & her face paled.
Laksh(observed this): Didn’t take any stress ragini, you both would become swaragini again.
Ragini(in a sorrowful tone): that I didn’t know. But I desperately wanted to wish swara. For that what would you do?
Laksh: look ragini! I had a number. Which showed only ‘private number calling’ whenever you dialed to anyone. I had taken it to handle important business meetings.
Ragini: so what? In which way it would benefit me?
Laksh: oh! Ragini.. Didn’t interrupt me & continued. I had also an app installed in my phone, which could modify anybody’s voice. Like you wanted to talk like a boy then by this app your voice could be heard like a boy to the receiver of the call.
Ragini: oh!! Laksh, I got you. You meant to say, I would call swara in another one’s voice & as it was private number, she couldn’t trace us.
Laksh: Smart girl! Look in our first meeting after so many days how you had improved..
Ragini: didn’t praise yourself too much. Explain properly, how to execute the plan?
Laksh: you would call swara as sneha & as I had already changed the voice to any other girl’s voice, she won’t recognize you as ragini. Then you could wish her & plan was executed.
Ragini: but laksh, that voice was not of sneha’s voice. Swara knew her personally. She could identify it.
Laksh: poor innocent ragini, then made a plea that you were suffering from cold, so the voice had changed.
Ragini: OK! I got it. But why did you want a common friend? I meant, I could have wished her by taking her any friend’s name.
Laksh(hesitantly): oh! Actually I knew that you were missing her badly & also unable to wish her by taking your own name. But if you would wish her by taking sneha’s name, she would definitely remember your moments spent together. But if you would call her by taking her any friend’s name then you would be out of swara’s sight. I just wanted to make your presence felt in her heart.
Ragini was overwhelmed by seeing this sight of laksh. The plan was executed properly. Her happiness crossed all the boundaries & she jumped over laksh to hug him. Laksh still couldn’t believe his eyes. Just then she came to senses, composed herself & went from there with a smile by saying thanks.
‘You the one that I’m feeling
You the one that I’m loving
Cause you know how to give me that
You know how to pull me back
When I go runnin, runnin
Tryin’ to get away from loving ya
You know how to love me hard
I won’t lie, I’m falling hard
Yep, I’m falling for ya but there’s nothin wrong with that’
Credit to: Kashis