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The war finally came to an end but it is always about the survivors who bear the scars, the scars of braveness yet the worst nightmares.
Ragini placed her mobile in back pocket after speaking to someone. The whole place was crowded with police men few hospital wardboys collecting samples and durga prasad’s dead body.
Ragini glanced at laksh who was still staring at his father with his eyes full of water. She placed a hand on his shoulder but he didn’t even respond to her. Laksh gulped hard with his eyes still on durga prasad.
Sighing, he walked out the room. Swara was able to compose herself finally. Wiping the tears from her face, she turned to sanskar who was still staring the floor beneath him. He didn’t even move an inch from the moment durga prasad shot himself.
Swara went near him and placed a hand on his shoulder but he remained the same. She frowned and wiped her teary eyes once more and cupped his cheek
” sanskar” she called him softly but he didn’t respond. Swara felt something wet on her palm
” sanskar” she called his name in horror. When sanskar refused to look at her, she took his face in her hands and made him look at her
A gasp left her lips when red puffy eyes met her. Sanskar’s cheeks were completely coveted with tears mixed with blood.
” sanskar” Swara yelled shaking him. That caught laksh’s attention. Even he gasped looking at sanskar.
Sanskar glanced at laksh with mournful eyes before looking at Swara. Out of blue, he hugged her placing his face in crook of her neck. Just as Swara opened her mouth to say something, a heart breaking sob erupted from sanskar which opened the gates of his years of pain and he too let them flow in the hope that at least it would wipe away the nightmare he was currently living
Swara held the fragile shaking body of sanskar with her own tears flowing down. After all what has happened that day, all he wished for was peace and he felt it, something pulling him into the depth of darkness, slowing embracing the peace along with it and he happily welcomed the darkness to consume him.
When sanskar opened his eyes, light was all he met with.
” sanskar” he heard someone calling him from distant. The voice was the very smart one which belonged to the person he loved most
” sanskar ” the voice choked. He wanted to say her that everything was fine and he was okay but there was still darkness surrounding him and he absolutely cannot meet her until he totally eradicates it.
Sanskar turned to Swara who was now crying her heart out.
” how are you feeling?” She asked him softly patting his head. He nodded and close his eyes. They both stayed in the sane position for few minutes. When Swara thought that he drifted back into the sleep, he spoke
” will you help me Swara?” She turned yo him with a small smile on her lips ” you don’t have to ask sanskar” he sighed and closed his eyes, leaning more into the head rest ” I have two mission left. One is..” A soft knock on the door interrupted them.
The rage started making its way into swara’s body as her eyes made contact with the most hateful person in her life.
Dean dayal gadodia made his way into the hospital room avoiding the piercing gaze of Swara.
” I don’t know whether it is appropriate or not but this is perfect timing for what I have to say” he started in a low voice.
” no one asked your presence” Swara yelled with bloodshot eyes. Dean dayal nodded and placed few papers on the near by table. Swara frowned.
” gadodia company involves in marketing of raw products and chemicals to the pharmaceutical industries Swara. It was your father business ” he gulped ” of course the project is still in partnership with maheswaries but this is the only thing I have to give you as your parents memory”
Swara’s eyes popped out of her sockets ” this is all yours now” he announced and turned back to leave the room. Swara opened and closed her mouth twice without uttering a word. She turned to sanskar who had a faint smoke on his lips. He squeezed her hand and nooded in agreement.
” Dada” Swara called which stopped dean dayal in his tracks. He turned to her with regretful look.
” I don’t want any money or business from you except the grandparent love that I missed” she said between her tears. He shook his head ” I have been really a bad parent Swara because of all the rules that we have in society. I was so blinded with pride that I really forgot what my child’s happiness was.”
” Dada please, stay with me. You don’t have anything now because everything is on my name” she said hugging him. He slowly patted her hair lovingly. ” you called me Dada Swara. That’s enough for me to live my entire life and after what I have done to you and your parents, I cannot stay with you. Your dad I loved benaras so I will stay there for the rest of my life”
Swara shook her head and was about yo say something but sanskar stopped her
” let him do what his heart says ” Swara blinked and turned yo her dada ” stay till my marriage at least please” she pleaded him and he nodded before leaving the room for the engaged couple.
Swara wiped her tears and turned to sanskar ” mission two accomplished ” he said with a smrik.
Swara frowned at his words but a smile made its way when the words sank.
” so mission number one” both of them said in unison.
FEW WEEKS LATER
Sanskar stretched his body listening to a beautiful voice singing prayer. The very same voice which echoed among the walls of manison 12 years ago. After getting fresh, he went down directly to the mandir.
” be happy” Annapurna blessed him when he leaned to take blessings from her. He smiled before hugging her to his dear life
” Didi ji” ramu kaka yelled approching them ” you did you will show me how to make…”
Sanskar rolled his eyes. Ramu kaka has got well with Annapurna from the moment she stepped into the manison and now they both became inseparable
” tsk..tsk..first of all give me the prasad ramu. I am running late here”
” one minute” Swara yelled from kitchen. Sanskar smirked and made his way to the love of his life.
Swara stilled when two strong arms wrapped around her waist. She immediately turned back with knife in her hand.
” hello mister! Don’t you dare to become all romantic on me now” she threatened him pointing the knife in his direction. Sanskar raised his hands innocently.
” husbands are treated equal to god in the country where to live!” He whined. Swara rolled her eyes and grabbed the bowl of kheer.
” oh! Sorry patidev but your mrs.maheswari doesn’t fall in that category. By the Way I have more important works in my life rather than listening to your ramble”
Sanskar opened his mouth in mock shock. Swara flipped her hair dramatically before walking out of him.
Though Swara really stopped giving attention to him, he became the most happiest person looking at the bond of his mother and wife. Anyone who didn’t know them would surely mistake them as mother and daughter and that was what he wanted, he wished for.
Just after bringing Annapurna to home as mission number 1, both of them married just as arranged. Even laksh was now drowning in the love of ragini who totally forgave him. Everything was now in place.
” what is this bhai?” Laksh shouted as he descended the stairs. Sanskar closed his eyes and sighed.
” why?” Laksh asked his dear brother when they both cane face to face. Sanskar glanced at the file before looking at laksh.
” that’s your birthday gift”
” what? I don’t want maheswari on my name” he yelled with tears in his eyes ” I never wanted this…I never wanted”
Sanskar smiled affectionately at his brother ” laksh, I am not doing this because you wanted laksh but because I know you are capable for it. Anyways,” he turned to Swara and winked ” in few years, we both will stand each other as rivals. After all I am taking up the gadodia..right?” Sanskar said in playful tone trying to lighten the atmosphere.
Laksh shook his head ” no…no more rivalry” he said before embracing his brother into bone crushing hug
” what about me?” The familiar voice from entrance made everyone to turn their heads. Ragini narrowed her eyes on laksh
” what about you dear..ma said she will come and talk to your parents” laksh said with a wink. Annapurna nodded in yes.
” everything ready for venice?” Ragini asked with a smirk.
Sanskar turned to Swara and laughed aloud seeing her red as tomato ” three weeks but sorry no one are welcome” he said with a wink.
” we are not desperate” laksh scoffed. Swara smacked her in law’s arm to which he shrieked. Sanskar and Swara bursted out laughing.
” you are really a woman laksh” sanskar said between his laughs which only resulted in doubling it.
Laksh pouted and turned to ragini ” they are stupids”
” and ha” Swara said while circling her arm around laksh ” you really need to check his gender before marrying” with that she smacked him again which let him scream like a lady
This time ragini too joined in laughter. ” am I right kaka?” Swara asked ramu who just entered the hall with a bowl of flour in his hand. He was seriously out of clue of the situation and the best answer to avoid any problem was only one word which he said as obedient servant.
Everyone including Annapurna and laksh also laughed aloud. Even ramu kaka started laughing along with them inspire of unaware of the situation because the happiness of the family was all it mattered to him.
The walls of maheswari house was once again filled with geninue laughter after 12 years. Acceptance is all about to accept what life has chosen for you without complaining. Swara had accepted the bitter truths of her life which didn’t make her regret. Sanskar also accepted the challenges and stood top.
Acceptance is also something to accept yourself and try to build a improvised version of it because unless one accept one’s life, they cannot step forward. Laksh accpeyed what he was and now he turned into a better person in the name of redemption.
Acceptance is the only way to lead the life because this ten letter word makes you learn forgiveness.
Everyone here accepted what they are and also what others are because everyone needed another chance to prove themselves
This is it..actually I really had great problem while typing this so please ignore if you have cone across any typos.
So guys, the whole acceptance is dedicated to every reader irrespective of silent and comment or and also to my ex readers of every fiction I wrote here.
This is not mine but our story. I will be available on TU. You can msg me anytime and I will surely reply.
I have started airing SWASAN fictions in wattpad with username ‘Sree_96’. Will start new ones if I really have time.
And finally I love you all. I am now really out of words to describe what I feel for you but the above says it.