Hello guys!! it’s Ashu back again! hope you remember me!! Thank you for the support on m previous os. I’m back with another one shot on Swasan. well, let’s say, it’s not actually a one shot, but more of a short story. Its a bit lengthy though,and the concept of this might be a very old one, but i just felt like writing this. i won’t be able to post the parts, so i uploaded everything, as a single part!!! Pls comment guys, and give your opinions. Pls Pls!
Hope u enjoy this! Please ignore Grammatical errors and typos!
So, here we go,
He is the Managing Director of Maheshwari Group of Industries, the youngest, rich, successful business tycoon. He is handsome and stylish with his cool look, for which girls go crazy over him. He is the most eligible bachelor in the town!! And here he is, least interested in girls…. He just loves two things in his life! First, his family and second, his company!! But there’s something which he loves more than anything in this world, and that is his brother, for whom he is ready to sacrifice his everything!! He is a workaholic, and is always into work!!
She belongs to a middle class family, who cares for her family, more than anything else in the world. She is crazy, yet beautiful and smart!! In short, a beauty with brains. She works for Him, in his company. She is reserved, and never socializes. She works for him, for like almost a year, yet they have hardly spoken anything but work… She never tried to know about him, nor did he try to know about her…but for her, it is a pleasure working under him, for he was never rude, neither with her, nor with any of the other employees. She knew her boss was a down to earth man, in spite of having everything, and she admired it. Her relation with her boss has always been formal.
A young man in mid twenties came there; his lips curved into a smile, seeing the board in front of him with the letters, ‘Maheshwari Industries’. He went straight into the office, and to the cabin, where he knew his life exists, where he knew there was someone waiting to meet him, and he was sure, this would be a great surprise!!
He pushed the door of the cabin, and entered, only to find him talking on the phone, while staring out of the window, having absolutely no idea of his arrival….
“Bhai!!” He shouted, spreading his arms wide open.
The person turned back, and there was a mixture of emotions seen in his eyes- love, happiness, surprise…“Lucky??” He called out slowly, and engulfed him in a hug.
“Laksh? How are you? And when did you come from London? Why didn’t you tell me that you are coming?” he broke the hug and started firing him with questions.
Laksh held his brother’s shoulders “Bhai, chill!! Relax! I just came back from London, in fact I came here directly from the airport, and I didn’t inform you coz I wanted to surprise you!!”
“You know, how much I missed my little brother? Its been two years, Lucky.” He said, caressing his face.
“I know Bhai!! I too missed you so much, that is why I came here directly from the airport.” Laksh replied.
Both the brothers went and sat talking, as they had a lot to catch-up. Just then there was a knock on the door of the cabin, and a girl entered. “Sir, aapne mujhe bulaya?” She asked. Laksh was sitting with his back facing her.
“Haan…Ms.Gadodia! I wanted to ask you if the presentation for tomorrow’s meeting is ready.” Her boss asked.
Laksh found the name familiar and turned to see, and he was hell shocked to find his best friend in front of him.
”Shona?” Laksh whispered.
“Laksh! You here? What….” Laksh engulfed her in a hug before she could say or ask something.
“Laksh!! What are you doing here?” She asked.
“Shona!! That’s my question.. What are you doing here?” Laksh asked, surprised.
“I work here Laksh.” She replied.
“What? You work here? In Bhai’s office?”Laksh asked, still unable to believe that his best friend is in front of him.
“Bhai?” She looked up at Laksh, confused.
“Haan Shona!! You remember, I used to tell you about my Bhai, I always said that he is the best brother one could ever get, who loves me more than anyone or anything in the world.” She nodded.
Laksh went to his brother and placed his arm around his brother’s shoulder, ”He is the one!! The one and only Sanskaar Maheshwari! You know Shona, he is everything to me, my brother, my dad, my guide, my friend, and my life!!“
Laksh turned to Sanskaar, “Bhai, you never told me Shona works here!!”
Sanskaar looked at him confused. Laksh sensed his confusion, “Bhai, I used to tell you about Shona, my best friend, when I was studying in Delhi.”
Sanskaar nodded. Laksh went to her giving her a side hug. “She is the one! Swara Gadodia, my pyaari Shona. My all time best friend!” Swara gave a slight smile looking from Sanskaar to Laksh and back to Sanskaar.
Sanskaar looked at Swara amused, “Ohh…so you are that Shona? Lucky’s best friend who used to complete all his assignments and you are the one, because of whom this idiot passed all the exams!!!”
Laksh glared at Sanskaar, while he ignored his looks. Swara nodded, looking at laksh from the corner of her eye, “Um..yes sir.”
“ Bhaad mein gaya sir!! Lucky ka dosth, matlab mera bhi dosth.” Sanskaar forwarded his hand.
“But sir…” She hesitated.
“I told you…sir ko jane do bhaad mein, okay? Call me Sanskaar!! And don’t hesitate. I’m not gonna eat you up!!” Sanskaar mocked.
“Okay sir…I mean…Sanskaar” She replied giving her hand in his.
“But Shona!! Where were you? Where did you go after our college? I tried finding you!” Laksh asked, frowning.
“Actually Laksh, Dida was not well, so we had shifted back here to Kolkata! And I even lost all the contacts.” Swara answered.
“Its okay, Shona!! We’ll be together now!!” Laksh said. Sanskaar admired their bonding.
“Swara!! Now you have to tell me about this idiot!! What all he used to do in college? His girlfriends, how many girls he flirted with, and so many other things…we’ve to talk a lot, chalo!” Sanskaar grabbed her by her hand, looking at laksh and smirking.
“Bhai!! This is not fair! You can’t do this! She is my bestie, and you are taking her on your side!! ” Laksh complained. Swara found the fight between the brothers very cute.
Sanskaar ignored his whines, and dragged swara to the couch, and both sat together talking, while laksh glared at them. Swara enjoyed their fights; she could see their love for each other, behind their fights…
Laksh went to Swara, “Chalo Shona!! We’ll go out, have a coffee and a good talk.” He looked at Sanskaar from the corner of his eye.
“Swara, you can’t go anywhere. I’m your boss and its my order.” Sanskaar ordered, glaring at Laksh.
“Shona! You are coming with me.” Laksh said. “Swara, you are staying here with me.” Sanskaar ordered.
Swara looked at both the brothers with puppy dog eyes, “I don’t want to come with you Lucky.” Sanskaar grinned and gave a victory smile. “And I’m not staying here as well, Sanskaar.” Swara said, looking angrily at the two brothers.
“I’ve lot of work to do, and I’m going. Bye.” Swara got up to leave, when Laksh spoke, holding her by her hand, “arey Shona, don’t get angry. All three of us will go out. What say, bhai?” He turned to Sanskaar for his answer.
“Haan, okay. Swara, abhi to aa jao.” Sanskaar requested her, and Swara agreed to them.
All three of them went to have a coffee, and soon Sanskaar and Swara too bonded and became friends.
Soon, all the three started spending their time together. Laksh, too has joined his brother’s office, and the three of them started sharing a special bond.
Swara was surprised to see a completely different shade of Sanskaar, especially when he is with Laksh. He was different from what she knew of him. He was not her boss anymore, instead he was her best friend, just as Laksh is. She enjoyed their fights and admired their bond.
Sanskaar too amired Swara and Laksh’s friendship. He loved his brother very much, but then Swara who was always his employee, had turned out to be the best of his friends.
Sanskaar was in his cabin, thinking deeply about something, when Laksh and Swara entered his cabin and saw him lost in thoughts. He hadn’t even noticed their presence.
“Sanskaar?” Swara called out. But she didn’t get any response from him, which confused them even more, as they knew Sanskaar was not the kind of person, to think about something else at work.
“Bhai?” Laksh almost shouted, bringing him back to his senses.
“Laksh! Why the hell are you shouting?” Sanskaar asked, irritated.
“Bhai! Where are you lost?” Laksh asked confused.
“Haan Sanskaar, I’ve been calling you since long, and you didn’t even respond. What are you thinking about?” Swara asked.
Sanskaar handed them a folded piece of colour paper. It was more like a letter. “What is this?” Swara asked frowning, taking the letter in her hands.
“Bhai! Love letter and all, huh? Who is that lucky girl, bhai, with whom you are in love?” Laksh teased Sanskaar.
“Lucky!! Stop using your stupid brain. I know, tere bheje mein kuch nahi hain. You don’t need to prove it again and again.” Sanskaar said, patting Laksh’s cheek.
Laksh glared at Sanskaar, while Swara asked curiously, “What is this note, Sanskaar?”
“Open it and see for yourself.” Sanskaar said, while Swara opened and read the content. She didn’t know how to react, and finally ended up laughing loudly.
“Cute and Handsome? Seriously Sanskaar?” Swara said in between her laughs. Laksh, who was even more curious now, snatched the letter from her hands , and read it.
“Secret Admirer, Bhai? Who is that?” Laksh asked laughing.
Sanskaar pulled on his best puppy dog face, while the duo couldn’t stop laughing. “actually what happened is…..”
The previous day,
Evening, after office hours,
Sanskaar was leaving for home, when he found a note, along with a red rose, kept on the windshield, attached to the windshield wiper. He opened it to see what it was.
“HELLO MR. HANDSOME!” Sanskaar looked around in confusion, and then back at the note. “DON’T LOOK AROUND. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU.” ‘Me?’thought Sanskaar, pointing a finger towards himself. “HAAN HAAN, MR. SANSKAAR MAHESHWARI, THIS NOTE IS FOR YOU ONLY. JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU, THAT YOU ARE VERY CUTE AND HANDSOME!! – YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
Sanskaar looked up in confusion. ‘Secret admirer, huh?’ wondered Sanskaar, amused at the thought. He looked around, but couldn’t find anyone.
Swara and Laksh were still laughing, and Sanskaar made his best puppy dog face, telling about the incident.
“Waise…your secret admirer is right, you look really cute, right now.” Swara said, pulling his cheeks.
“Stop it Swara. Stop teasing me!” Sanskaar said pouting.
“C’mon Bhai, we hardly get a chance like this.” Laksh teased.
“Laksh! You don’t have any idea of Sanskaar’s following in the office. All the girls in the Office are mad for him.” Swara said, looking at Sanskaar.
“Bhai?” Laksh raised his eyebrows, with a question mark expression on his face, while Sanskaar made an innocent face.
“I don’t understand one thing! That your brother actually doesn’t know about his following in the office, or he pretends like he doesn’t know!!” Swara said to Laksh, looking at Sanskaar suspiciously.
“Bhai acts so innocent. I’m sure, he knows it!” Laksh said.
“Arey, shut up both of you! Stop pulling my leg, and help me in finding the girl.” Sanskaar tried diverting the topic from him.
“Haan, okay!! So what shoud we do?” Laksh asked trying to be serious, but ended up laughing. Swara too joined him.
“It’s my fault to tell u both, about this letter.” Sanskaar cursed himself for doing so. “I’ll find it out myself. I don’t need your help!” Sanskaar said irritated.
“Arey arey, bhai, don’t get angry, we’ll think of something.” Laksh said.
Same day evng,
Sanskaar found another note in the same place. He was surprised seeing it, he took the note and read it…
“HELLO MR. MAHESHWARI, IT’S ME AGAIN! DON’T BE SURPRISED, YOU’LL BE GETTING THESE NOTES EVERYDAY FROM NOW. SO, TODAY’S MESSAGE FOR YOU:
YAADEIN MITHAI KI DIBBE KI TARAH HOTI HAIN…EK BAAR KHOLA TOH EK HI TUKDA NAHI KHA PAOGE!!
I KNOW IT’S FILMY!! BUT KYA KAREIN? AAP KO YAAD DILANA JO THA. SOMEDAY, ALL THESE THINGS MIGHT JUST BECOME MEMORIES. SO JUST MAKE EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE SPECIAL!
OKAY, NOW ENOUGH OF TODAY’S LECTURE! I’LL END IT HERE. KAL MILTE HAIN!! -YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
‘Strange girl’ thought Sanskaar, folding the letter. He smiled, thinking about the words, and kept the letter in his pocket.
Next day, Sanskaar showed it to Laksh and Swara, who looked at each other, amused.
“Bhai, do one thing! Take these letters, and keep them safe, somewhere in the bank locker.” Laksh winked at Swara, while Swara laughed.
Sanskaar gave a tough glare to Laksh. “Kya bhai? Don’t look at me like that! It’s your secret admirer’s advice, after all. And someday, you need to show your children, all these letters, and tell them that you too have a secret admirer.” Laksh teased.
Swara laughed holding her stomach, until her cheeks were hurting, while Sanskaar glared at Laksh. “I don’t know why I’m telling you all this, but you two are seriously good for nothing.” Sanskaar snapped.
“Sanskaar, Laksh ko chodo!” Swara said, “But you know what? She is right. Every moment counts, and you need to make them special.”
“Jai ho Swara maata ji ki!” Laksh said mocking.
“Shut up Laksh!” Swara warned.
In the evening, Sanskaar left the office a little early in the hope of finding his secret admirer, but to his surprise, there was a note already kept. He opened to read it.
“KEHTE HAIN DUNIYA MEIN SABSE KHAAS RISHTA DOSTHI KA HOTA HAIN! IT’S APTLY SAID THAT IF FRIENDSHIP IS YOUR WEAKEST POINT, THEN YOU ARE THE STRONGEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
YOU DON’T HAVE ANY BLOOD RELATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, BUT YOU DO HAVE A RELATION BY HEART. NEAR OR FAR, RICH OR POOR, FRIENDS ARE FRIENDS!
SO MR. MAHESHWARI, I WAS THINKING, IF WE COULD BE FRIENDS? YOU MUST BE THINKING I’M MAD RIGHT? MAY BE I AM! FOR YOU!!
ENOUGH OF MY BAKWAAS TODAY, BYE BYE SANSKAAR!! -YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
Sanskaar was confused, impressed, and astonished, with her letter. ‘This girl is really mad!’ thought Sanskaar.
Next day, Laksh came storming into Sanskaar’s cabin, closely followed by Swara. “Bhai?” Laksh forwarded his hand, towards Sanskaar.
“What?” asked Sanskaar.
“The letter!” Laksh said excited.
“Which letter?” asked Sanskaar.
“Don’t act so innocent Sanskaar. You know what we are talking about.” Swara said.
Sanskaar tried to act like he is clueless, but Swara and Laksh, are not going to let Sanskaar escape, and finally Sanskaar handed them the letter. Laksh and Swara read it.
“Wow Bhai! She is mad for you!” Laksh exclaimed, raising his eyebrows.
“Laksh!! Don’t tease him. Bechara, she just want to be friends with him. She must be really mad for him.” Swara said,her voice filled with humor.
“Swara! You too?” Sanskaar asked, pouting.
“Arey! How can I leave this golden opportunity of teasing my friend, and most importantly, my boss?” Swara grinned.
Before Sanskaar could say something, laksh went towards the couch and sat there depressed.
“Now what’s your problem?”Sanskaar asked, confused. Laksh doesn’t answer, instead keeps looking down, at the floor, with his face rested on his palm, and his mood off.
“Laksh! What happened to you all of a sudden?” Swara asked sitting beside him.
“Dekho na Shona! Bhai has a secret admirer, she wants to be his friend, she admires him, she is mad for him. Bhai never talks with any girl, but still, they run behind him. And, look at me, I talk to them, but I don’t have any secret admirers like bhai has. Kaash, mera bhi koi secret admirer hota!” Laksh said sadly.
Swara rolled her eyes, and hit his head playfully. Sanskaar gave him a you-are-unbelievable look. “Laksh! Dramebazz! Nautanki bandh kar apna. You’ll also get one someday.” Swara said.
“When? When I grow old, and have kids?” Laksh groaned.
“Tum kaho, toh mein tumhara secret admirer ban jaun?” Swara asked sarcastically.
“Secret admirer and you? Oh please, haan!!” Laksh said disgusted, with her idea.
Swara glared at him, while Laksh continued, “Look at this” he showed the note, “you need to write such awesome quotes and sweet sweet words for that, which is not your cup of tea. So, drop this idea, okay?”
Swara shoots daggers at him, and warned him with her eyes, “Laksh! I hate you!!!”
“Shut up both of you! Laksh! Why the hell are we discussing, about your imaginary secret admirer now?” Sanskaar snapped at both of them.
Laksh and Swara looked at each other, and Laksh spoke up, “Haan haan bhai, I know, we are here to discuss about your real secret admirer! So, now tell me, what do you want to say?”
Swara started laughing, while Sanskaar glared at Laksh. “Ignore him, Sanskaar!” Swara said looking at Laksh.
“I’m very curious, now, to know about her! I mean like…I want to know who she is, she seems sweet, and I want to find her.” Sanskaar said determined, and excited.
“Don’t worry, we’ll find her.” Swara said assuring Sanskaar, who was thinking of all the possible ways of finding his secret admirer.
In the evening, as usual, Sanskaar found another letter, with a rose.
“GOOD EVENING SANSKAAR! TODAY FOR A CHANGE, I’M NOT GONNA GIVE YOU ANY LECTURE, BUT I WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT SOMETHING, I REALLY ADMIRE IN YOU. CONFUSED? OKAY, DON,T BE!!
IT’S ACTUALLY THE BOND WITH YOUR BROTHER. I CAN SEE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR BROTHER. AND I REALLY REALLY ADMIRE THE BONDING BETWEEN YOU MAHESHWARI BROTHERS. I KNOW THAT YOUR BROTHER MEANS EVERYTHING TO YOU, MORE THAN ANYTHING AND ANYONE. YOUR LIFE EXSISTS IN HIS HAPPINESS. AND THAT LOVE IS WHAT I ADMIRE. IN FACT, THE REAL SANSKAAR MAHESHWARI CAN BE SEEN ONLY WITH HIS BROTHER! – YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.
P.S.- DON’T BE SO EAGER TO KNOW ABOUT ME! STOP TRYING TO FIND ME, YOU’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO! AND I’LL SURELY COME IN FRONT OF YOU AT THE RIGHT TIME.”
Sanskaar frowned, reading the last two lines. He was happy that she loved his bond with his brother, and he was surprised that she knew his love for his brother. But the line ‘you’ll never be able to’ hurt his ego.’ And he wanted to find out about her at any cost.
Next morning, just as Laksh read the letter, he immediately hugged Sanskaar, with lots of love. This was not something which Laksh didn’t know. He knew, how much Sankaar loves him. But this letter just showed his love once again. Laksh often wondered, why his brother loved him so much, little does he know, that there need not be any reason to love someone. There were lots of silent emotions getting exchanged between the brothers. Swara also smiled seeing the brothers. She was falling short of words to describe their bond, what she was seeing right now, here in Sanskaar’s cabin.
“Thank you, bhai!!” Laksh said softly. “For what?” Asked Sanskaar.
“You know very well! You always were the one who supported me, in everything; you always believed in me, even when everyone thought me to be useless. And above all, for the love you showered on me. Who does all this for an orphan?” Laksh said, with unshed tears in his eyes.
“Orphan?” Swara asked confused.
“Yes Swara, I’m actually an orphan. Maa and papa adopted me when I was 8, after I lost my parents in an accident, and bhai loved me, just like his own brother, he pampered me and guided me. How can I ever repay him?” Laksh said, looking at Sanskaar, while Swara was taken aback.
The next thing what happened was something what Laksh had not expected but Swara has expected. Sanskaar slapped Laksh, “Don’t you dare say that again!! First thing, you! Are not an orphan, you are Laksh Maheshwari, the son of Maheshwaris, and Sanskaar maheshwari’s younger brother, got it? And second, you want to repay your brother’s love? I think you don’t consider me as your family. You still think of me as an outsider.” Sanskaar spat out at Laksh.
“Bhai? Please, don’t say that! You are the only family I have. I’m sorry. I’ll not repeat it again.” Laksh hugged Sanskaar, and Sanskaar patted Laksh’s back.
Swara was impressed with Sanskaar. She always thought them to be own brothers by seeing their bond. She was smiling, admiring their love.
“Why are you smiling, Shona?” Laksh asked, breaking the hug.
“Nothing. I’m just watching you two and your bond. I must thank your secret admirer Sanskaar, otherwise, I’d have never seen you both like this!! Tum dono bhai ko kisi ki nazar na lage!!” Swara said.
Laksh and Sanskaar looked at each other and smiled. “Haan!! All thanks to her, because of whom, you saw us crying too!!” Sanskaar said, while Swara chuckled.
Days passed, and Sanskaar got letters almost everyday, on the name of his secret admirer. The content of the letters was mostly about why and what she admired in him, or about giving him advices, may be related to life, or related to work. Sanskaar too started waiting for her letters. He didn’t bother to find out about her, though he wanted to know about her. In the evenings, he just rushed from the office, just to get her letters. He kind of considered her as his friend, and well-wisher.
Sanskaar was sitting in his cabin, thinking about the letter he got, the previous day. He didn,t know whether to be happy, seeing her concern, or to be sad, for getting scolded by her. Laksh and Swara, asked him what the matter was, and why he was upset, to which Sanskaar just showed them the letter.
“MR. SANSKAAR MAHESHWARI! HOW CAN YOU BE SO CARELESS? WHY DO YOU ACT SO STUPID AT TIMES? YOU ARE NOT WELL, YOU HAVE HIGH FEVER, AND YOU STILL WANT TO WORK. ARE YOU MAD?
I KNOW YOU MUST BE WONDERING, HOW I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. TRUST ME, I HAVE MY SOURCES, AND, THAT’S NOT THE MATTER AT PRESENT! IT’S ABOUT YOU!! CAN’T YOU REST FOR A DAY? I KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR WORK AND YOUR COMPANY SO MUCH, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE GOING TO NEGLECT YOUR HEALTH FOR THAT. TAKING REST FOR ONE DAY IS NOT GOING TO HARM YOU. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR OFFICE WHO CAN VERY WELL LOOK AFTER YOUR WORK.
SO, NOW GO HOME AND TAKE REST. AND IF I GET TO KNOW THAT YOU COME TOMORROW TO OFFICE, WITH FEVER, WITHOUT GETTING CURED, THEN TRUST ME, THE CONSEQUENCES ARE GOING TO BE BAD! -YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.
P.S.- GO HOME, AND TAKE THE MEDICINE, AND SLEEP. STOP WORKING AT HOME TOO! IT’S AN ORDER.”
Laksh and Swara giggled seeing the letter. This letter was clearly a warning to Sanskaar.
“Oh my god, bhai!! Finally! Finally, there is someone who can control you, scold you, threaten you, and warn you. I just can’t believe this! No one even dares to talk to you, and this girl, whoever she is, is scolding you, THE SANSKAAR MAHESHWARI. Now I’m curious to meet her.” Laksh said excited.
“Sanskaar? You had fever yesterday, and you didn’t even tell us?” Swara asked.
“Then how did she get to know, when we didn’t know?” Laksh asked.
“Laksh! Didn’t u see, she said she has her sources? So don’t worry about her.” Swara said giggling, to which Sanskaar frowned.
“Bhai! Why did you come to office today? If she gets to know?” Laksh asked, raising his eyebrows.
“Sanskaar, are you fine now?” Swara asked ignoring Laksh. Sanskaar nodded, “I’m perfectly fine!”
“Waise, Swara, I’ve a meeting with the Kapoors at 3pm, and I’ll be leaving in half an hour. So, is the presentation for the meeting ready?” Sanskaar asked.
“yes Sanskaar! It’s ready, and I already forwarded it to you.” Swara said handling him the file with the details.
“I’m so tensed with this project. And I need to get this somehow.” Sanskaar said anxiously.
“Sanskaar! Don’t worry! You’ll get it.” Swara assured him.
“Bhai? If you leave early, then what about your secret admirer? What about today’s letter?” Laksh asked smirking. Sanskaar glared at Laksh, and Laksh immediately shut his mouth.
“Laksh! I need to talk to you, about the other project which you are handling. I need some information about that.” Sanskaar said to Laksh.
“Okay, then, I’ll leave. I’ve work.” Swara said.
Swara left and Laksh gave all the details which Sanskaar asked for. “Bhai! I’ll leave now. I need to meet my friend.” Laksh said getting up to leave.
Laksh left the office, and was going towards his car in the parking lot, when he noticed Swara, there in the parking lot, near Sanskaar’s car.
‘Swara? What is she doing here?’ thought Laksh. He was about to call out her name, but noticed that she was busy doing something. He silently tip toed towards her, to see what she was doing. He stood behind her, so that she won’t notice him. His eyes popped out of the sockets, seeing Swara. He was shocked, surprised, and couldn’t believe what his eyes are seeing. She was the one!! The one who is writing letters to his brother, on the name of his Secret admirer. She was the one all throughout, yet acted like she was unaware of everything.
“So, you are Bhai’s Secret admirer!” Laksh said, slowly from behind. Swara was startled, she turned back, and was shocked to see Laksh standing there with his hands folded across his chest. She couldn’t speak out a single word. She didn’t expect to get caught, especially by Laksh.
‘Why is Laksh here at this time? And what should I say now? How will he react? And most important, what if he says this to Sanskaar?’ Swara’s mind was full of questions.
“Swara, I’m asking you something.” He said a little seriously, when he didn’t get any reply from her.
“Uh…um..yes…actually…”Swara started to say, when Laksh hugged her, “Oh my god!! I’m so happy.”
“So, you love Bhai?” Laksh asked. Swara nodded.
“But Laksh, aren’t you angry with me?” Swara asked. “Why would I be? In fact I’m the happiest. Bhai and you are perfect for each other. Trust me, I myself thought about this many times.” Laksh said, while Swara was surprised.
‘Shona, let’s go. And we’ll tell everything to Bhai.” Laksh said holding her hand.
“No Laksh. Not now. I don’t know how he will react, and what if he doesn’t love me back. I can’t lose his friendship too. I’ll tell him, when he himself will love me back. I want him to know me as me, and not as your friend.” Swara said.
“But, Shona…” Laksh started to speak, but Swara cut him off, “Please laksh! And promise me you won’t say anything to Sanskaar.”
Laksh stared at her, but finally agreed to her, looking at her pleading face. “waise, tum acting bahut achi kar leti ho!! In fact you should get an Oscar for this. I must say, Bhai is very lucky to get you.” Laksh said teasing her. Swara blushed. Now this guy is not gonna leave a single chance of teasing her.
“Let’s go from here. Your bhai will be coming at any moment now. He has a meeting.” Swara said trying to escape from Laksh. They left the place.
After some time Sanskaar was leaving, when he saw the letter again. He opened it with a huge smile, on his face.
“HELLO MR. MAHESHWARI! SURPRISED? OKAY, I KNOW YOU HAVE A MEETING NOW, AND I’M NOT GONNA TAKE MUCH OF YOUR TIME. I KNOW YOU ARE WORRIED FOR THE PROJECT, BUT DON’T WORRY, YOU’LL GET IT! SANSKAAR MAHESHWARI CAN NEVER LOSE!! NOW STOP WORRYING, AND LEAVE, ELSE YOU’LL BE LATE FOR THE MEETING. ALL THE BEST!!!! -YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
Sanskaar couldn’t help, but smile seeing the letter. He was confident now, that he would get the project. He got into his car, and left.
Laksh and Swara were looking at Sanskaar all this time, hiding behind the pillar. As soon as Sanskaar left the place, Laksh started tesing Swara.
Next morning, as usual all the three were discussing about the letter and Sanskaar’s secret admirer. Swara started her acting aain, and Laksh started giggling.
“Lucky? Why are you giggling like an idiot?” Sanskaar asked him. Swara stamped Laksh’s foot under the table.
“Ouch!!” Laksh shouted. “What happened laksh?” Swara asked innocently.
“Nothing!” Laksh said, gritting his teeth
“Bhai! Let’s have our lunch first. We can talk about your secret admirer while eating. I’m really hungry.” Laksh said.
Swara and Sanskaar rolled their eyes. “Bhukkad!!” Both of them said together.
The three of them went to the canteen, and Swara and Sanskaar talked while Laksh was busy eating.
“Swara, you know what? Actually, yesterday, I got a weird call, saying that my secret admirer is someone from our office, and someone very close to me, and before I could ask something else, he hung up.” Sanskaar said confused.
Swara glared at Laksh, while Laksh tried to act innocent.
“Sanskaar! Obviously, it would be someone from our office only, coz who would know so many things about you.” Swara tried reasoning. Sanskaar nodded in agreement.
“Bhai? Kya aap apne Secret admirer se pyaar karte hain?” Laksh asked smirking, looking at Swara from the corner of his eyes, who practically dropped the spoon in her hands and choked on her food, and started coughing.
“Swara? What happened?” Sanskaar gave her a glass of water, and patted her back soothingly, while Swara glared at a smirking Laksh.
“Nothing!” Swara said.
“So bhai?” Laksh asked. “Laksh!! Love and me? Have you gone mad? I don’t believe in all this love and all. There’s nothing called as love, and whoever that girl is, she is just a friend, nothing more.” Sanskaar stated as a matter of fact.
Swara who heard this, was upset with his words. She was disappointed. She never thought that Sanskaar would actually say something like this. She decided she would do whatever it takes to change his opinion about love.
“Sanskaar, you can’t say that! You love your brother, your family, then how can you say that there is nothing called as love.” Swara asked him.
“C’mon Swara, that is different.” Sanskaar started to say, but was cut off by Swara, “No Sanskaar, it’s the same. Can you imagine how it feels when someone makes you feel so special, with their little gestures? Do you know what it feels to love someone? Do you know how it feels to be loved by someone? And when I’m saying this, I mean someone other than your family.” Swara asked.
Sanskaar and Laksh were just staring at her. “Sanskaar, do you know how it feels when that person cares for you? And can you imagine what it feels like when someone proposes you, by the side of a lake, on a full moon night, under the starry sky, the place decorated with shimmering lights, and fragrance of lovely flowers all round you? It’s amazing Sanskaar. It’s really amazing. It’s just the magic of love.” Swara was saying with so much of intensity, imagining herself in her dreamland with her prince.
“Sanskaar, you’ll not understand it now. You will feel the magic of love, only when you are in love. You might think all this is nonsense, but believe me,there will be a day, when you will fall in love with someone, who will change your views about it.” Swara said, looking at Sanskaar, who was staring back at her.
“Swara! Looks like you are having so much experience in love?” Laksh asked teasing.
“I don’t need to have any experience, Laksh. I just believe in love, that’s all!!”
The same day evening, Sanskaar found a letter from his secret admirer, with a rose.
“AFSOS NA KAR, ZINDAGI BAHUT BADI HAIN,
MOHABBAT KI MEHFIL TERE LIYE HI BANI HAIN.
BAS EK BAAR MOHABBAT KAR KE TOH DEKH,
TAQDEER KHUD TUJHSE MILNE BEKARAR HO JAYEGI.
SANSKAAR, LOVE EXSISTS, AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHAT REAL LOVE IS, ONCE YOU FIND YOUR SOULMATE, WHO IS JUST PERFECT FOR YOU. –YOUR SECRET ADMIRER. ”
Next day, Sanskaar called Laksh and Swara to his cabin.
“What happened, bhai?” Laksh asked, wondering what the matter would be.
“Nothing Lucky. Actually, yesterday someone was listening to our conversation in the canteen.” Sanskaar said.
“Why are you thinking so, Sanskaar?” Swara asked. “Read this.” Sanskaar said handling them the letter. Swara and Laksh read it, and Laksh gave a naughty smile to Swara, while Swara tried to act like she is innocent.
“What this has got to do, Sanskaar?” Swara asked.
“Swara, yesterday, we were talking about the same topic in canteen, and in the evening, I got the letter. Don’t you think it’s too much of a coincidence? Surely that girl was present in the canteen, and she heard our talks.” Sanskaar said thinking, while Swara tried to control her laugh.
Laksh rolled his eyes, and looked at Swara. ‘Ye Bhai bhi na! ek number ke bewkoof insaan hain. Can’t he understand such a simple thing.’ Laksh thought.
“So what Sanskaar? She must have been there. And see even she has the same thoughts like me, about love. So, we are not wrong.” Swara said convincing him, and Sanskaar got thinking.
‘Waah!! Kya acting kar leti hain? And my dumb headed brother can’t even get it.’ Thought Laksh
Days passed, and Sanskaar was getting letters daily, and the content of the letters mostly was about love and life. In most of the letters, it was love quotes, stating about the magic of love. Swara tried her best to convey Sanskaar about her love for him, through her letters. Sanskaar too started believing in love, but he never thought about his love, or if he is in love with his secret admirer. He developed a close bond with her, which is something more than friendship. Though they were one sided conversations for Sanskaar, he became close to her, with her letters.
Laksh tried his best to drop hints to his brother, without letting Swara know, but Sanskaar never got them. And he never left one chance, to tease his best friend too.
It was Sanskaar’s birthday, and he was waiting for his special gift, from his secret admirer. He wanted to see if she knows about his birthday. And as he was sitting in his cabin thinking, a man came, and delivered him a packet, with a letter and a boquet of roses. He asked him, who sent these, but sadly, he didn’t get any answer from him. All that he knew was some girl ordered them online, and she personally asked them to deliver it to the M.D. of Maheshwari Industries. He opened the gifts one by one, there was a beautiful watch. Then, there was a sketch of Sanskaar, with Laksh. And the third was a box of chocolates. And the fourth was a set of shades.
Sanskaar finally opened the letter.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANSKAAR!! I KNOW YOU WERE WAITING TO SEE IF I KNEW YOUR BIRTHDAY, AND IF I WOULD WISH YOU. AND SEE HERE I AM, WISHING YOU.
DID YOU LIKE THE GIFTS? FIRST, THE ROSES, I WISH YOU HAVE THE FRAGRANCE OF THESE ROSES IN YOUR LIFE. ROSES ALWAYS HAVE THORNS, YET THEY ARE LOVELY, THE SAME WAY, YOUR LIFE WIL HAVE HAPPY SAD AND BITTER MOMENTS, AND YET IT IS BEAUTIFUL, LIKE THESE ROSES.
NEXT IS THE WATCH. I KNOW YOU ARE SO BUSY WITH YOUR WORK THAT YOU FORGET EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. THIS WATCH IS TO REMIND YOU TO HAVE YOUR LUNCH AND DINNER ON TIME AND ALSO TO REMIND YOU TOTAKE A LITTLE TIME OFF FOR YOUR FAMILY.
NEXT IS YOUR SKETCH, WITH YOUR BROTHER. I KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR BROTHER SO MUCH, SO I THOUGHT WHY NOT INCLUDE YOUR LOVE ALONG WITH YOU.
AND THE NEXT A BOX OF CHOCOLATES. CHOCOLATES ARE THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE ANY MOMENT. ABB KHUSHI KA MAUKA HAIN, TOH MUH TOH MITHA KARNA PADTA HAIN.
AND LAST, BUT NOT THE LEAST, THE SHADES. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD LOOK SO COOL AND HANDSOME WITH THOSE. SO, JUST THOUGHT OF GIFTING THEM TO YOU.
HOPE YOU LIKED THE GIFTS. ONCE AGAIN, A HAPPY WALA BIRTHDAY! -YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
Laksh and Swara came into the cabin, and Laksh was shocked to see Sanskaar’s table filled with all the gifts.
“Whoaaa!! Bhai, what’s all this?” Laksh asked.
“My birthday gifts!!” Sanskaar said excited, and handed the letter to laksh. Laksh read the letter and turned to Swara and narrowed his eyes, while Swara smiled sheepishly. Sanskaar was too busy in his thoughts to notice them.
“I didn’t knew you love my brother so much. Why don’t you tell him?” Laksh whispered to Swara. “Not yet. I’ll tell him soon.” Swara replied back.
“Tell him soon. Kahin aisa na ho, mera bhai kisi aur se pyaar kar bhaithe.” Laksh said.
Few Days later, Sanskaar got the contract, for which he was working hard since days, and it was his dream project. So he threw a business party, for his staff and business associates. Sanskaar arranged it as a sort of couple party, and asked everyone to come with their partners. Laksh on knowing this immediately rushed to Swara.
“Shona, have you heard of the party?”Laksh asked. Swara nodded.
“So with whom are you going?” Laksh asked.
“Single!” Swara answered. “what? What do you mean by single? You know it’s a couple party, right?” Laksh asked.
“Single means single Laksh! Anyways, Sanskaar will also go alone.” Swara said, looking into one of the files.
“Shona! You are mad. Do one thing, why don’t you come as my partner?” Laksh suggested. Swara looked at him bewildered. “Arey! I can’t go alone, when it’s a couple party. I want my partner. You are anyways single, so accompany me, as a friend.” Laksh requested, and Swara agreed.
@ the party,
As decided, Laksh and Swara go together. They were standing in one corner talking, when Sanskaar approached them. Laksh and Swara were shocked to see Sanskaar coming towards them, with a girl. They expected him to come alone. What shocked them even more was, they were walking hand in hand and Sanskaar was whispering something in her ear, and the girl was laughing.
Swara felt bad, seeing the two of them so close. Laksh turned to have a look at her, and he sensed her upset. She gave him a forced smile. Meanwhile, Sanskaar came there,with the girl.
“ Laksh, Swara! She is RAGINI, MY GIRLFRIEND. And I love her.” Sanskaar said, pulling her by her waist. This was it, for Swara. She felt the world around her collapsing. Laksh was too shocked to react.
“Ragini, this is Laksh, my brother; and this is Swara, my best friend.” He said, addressing them. Ragini gave a warm smile to them, “Hello.” Swara gave a forced smile.
“Swara, you remember, you said about love, and it’s magic?” Sanskaar asked. Swara nodded, while he continued, “You are right. I got to know about true love. You said there will be someone who will change my views about love, and you were right, I found the perfect girl for me.” Sanskaar said looking at Ragini.
Swara was controlling hard to not let the tears come out of her eyes, Laksh squeezed her hand, assuring that he is there with her.
“See, I told you. You’ll believe it when you love someone.” Swara managed to put on a fake smile.
“Yes. Thank you Swara, for making me realize it, and I must thank my secret admirer too, whoever she is, she taught me what love is, through her letter. I think it’s because of her, we both are together.” Sanskaar said.
Swara was hurt more listening to this. She excused herself and left the place. Laksh too left after her, to see if she is okay. He went back of her, and she was sitting alone on one of the benches, a little away from the party chaos, and she was crying. Laksh felt bad seeing his best friend hurt.
He went to her, and sat beside her, “Shona!! Please don’t cry. You know, I can’t see tears in your eyes.” Laksh said consoling her.
“Laksh! I didn’t expect this to happen. Sanskaar loves someone else.” Swara said in between her sobs.
“Swara, why don’t you tell bhai, that you love him? That you are his secret admirer? Why don’t you try talking to him once?” Laksh said wiping her tears.
“No Laksh. I can’t do that. I can’t be selfish. Yes, I love him, but that doesn’t mean he should love me. He loves Ragini, and I’m happy for him. He found his true love.” Swara’s voice cracked at the end.
“But Shona, what about you and your love. I know how much you love him. If you can’t, then I’m going to talk to him.” Laksh said standing up.
Swara caught his hand, “No Laksh. You are not going to do anything like that. You won’t tell him about my love. Please. I only want Sanskaar’s happiness, and see he is happy with Ragini.” Swara pleaded.
Laksh agreed after much pleading from Swara. “Let’s go inside.” Swara said standing up.
“Are you sure, you want to go inside?” Laksh asked. Swara nodded.
They both went inside, and Laksh didn’t leave her side. All the couples were called for a couple dance. Sanskaar also went to the centre, with Ragini. Laksh took Swara with him. Swara danced with Laksh, but her entire concentration was on Sanskaar and Ragini, who were dancing to the tune, and Ragini was smiling to what Sanskaar was saying. Laksh was hurt, seeing his best friend hurt. And the person, who is hurting her, is none other than his brother.
After the dance, Sanskaar went to the centre of the hall, and he grabbed the mike. “Ladies and Gentleman! Thank you for your lovely presence today. As you all know this party is organized to celebrate the success of Maheshwari Industries, as we got the International project which we have been working for days. So please enjoy the evening.”
“But but but, before I leave I want to say something for someone special.
NA JAANE KAB VO RISHTA BAN GAYA,
KOI ANJANA NA JANE KAB APNA BAN GAYA.
HUME EHSAAS BHI NA HUA,
AUR KOI HAMARI ZINDAGI KI ZAROORAT BAN GAYI.
And this is for MY LOVE!!!!”
Swara got more upset. This was why she loved Sanskaar. He was sweet, he cares for his loved ones. If she is not in love with Sanskaar at present, she would have surely get impressed with his shayari for his love. But this was the very thing that’s hurting her. Laksh was looking at Swara all the while, to check if she was okay. She couldn’t take it anymore, and she left the place immediately.
That night, all she could do, was think about Sanskaar. She cried herself to sleep, thinking about him.
Next morning, when Sanskaar entered his cabin, he found a bouquet of red roses with a letter, on his table. He was confused seeing them, on his table. He opened the letter and read it.
“CONGRATULATIONS SANSKAAR! FINALLY YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR TRUE LOVE. I’M HAPPY FOR YOU AND RAGINI. YOU BOTH ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER, AND I SAW YOUR LOVE FOR HER IN THE PARTY, YESTERDAY. FINALLY, I’M GLAD TO SEE YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE.
LAMHE YE SUHAANE SAATH HO NA HO,
KAL ME AAJ JAISI KOI BAAT HO NA HO,
AAP KE LIYE PYAAR HAMESHA IS DIL MEIN RAHEGA,
CHAHE POORI UMAR MULAQAT HO NA HO.
AND THIS IS MY LAST LETTER FOR YOU SANSKAAR. BUT REMEMBER, I WAS AND I’M GLAD TO GET YOU AS MY FRIEND. I’D FOREVER BE YOUR FRIEND!!! – WITH BEST WISHES, YOUR SECRET ADMIRER.”
Sanskaar was happy to get the letter, surprised, seeing it on his table, upset and sad, knowing it was the last letter. He immediately called Laksh and Swara, and showed it to them. Laksh on reading it, turned towards Swara, with a question mark expression. He was feeling bad for her. He could see her pain, in the letter. Swara was looking down. She couldn’t face either Sanskaar or Laksh. She was controlling all her emotions from coming out.
“Swara, I want to propose my girlfriend for marriage, tonight. Why don’t you give me some nice ideas? Please tell me, what should I do?” Sanskaar asked Swara, sounding excited.
“How would I know, Sanskaar? You know about Ragini’s likes and dislikes, so you can plan it well.” Swara answered sounding low. Laksh held her hand, supporting her.
“Sanskaar, now if you excuse me, I have lot of work to do.” Swara excused herself and left the place. Laksh followed her.
In the evening, Swara was in her room, thinking about Sanskaar, when Sanskaar called her. Swara had taken the afternoon off, with the excuse of her illhealth. She couldn’t face Sanskaar, atleast she needed a break to clear her mind of things. But that seemed impossible for her, with Sanskaar’s call. She could neither ignore his call, nor lift his call. After giving a lot of thought, she finally answered it..
“Hello Sanskaar.” Swara answered the call. “Heyy Swara!” Sanskaar greeted her, with excitement.
“What happened?” Swara asked him. “Nothing much. Actually, I told you I want to propose the love of my life today. So, I did all the arrangements, but I just want to you to come and check if everything is perfect. I don’t want to miss out on anything, you know? I want this day to be special for her.” Sanskaar asked her.
Swara bit her lip, and held herself from breaking down. “But Sanskaar…” she started to say, when he cut her off, “No buts Swara! You are my best friend. Can’t you do this little help for me?” Sanskaar requested her. Swara could neither agree, nor deny him. She could do anything for him, but this was something which she couldn’t do either.
“Swara, please. For me!” Sanskaar requested again, when he got no reply from her. Swara agreed. “Okay then! Get ready. I’ll pick you up in 15 minutes.” Sanskaar informed her.
Swara got off the bed, unwillingly though. She went to her cupboard, rummaging through her clothes, when her eyes fell on the lovely blue dress which Sanskaar had gifted her, on her birthday. A wide smile crept up her face, seeing the dress, and she held it lovingly. She decided she would wear that, though she was least interested in getting ready.
She didn’t bother to put on any makeup. She was not in a mood for any of it. She adjusted her hairs, and left them open. She managed to look simple, yet elegant, without even trying to beautify herself.
She went out off the house, to see Sanskaar already waiting for her, leaning against the car door. He was looking handsome, in white. He was wearing a white shirt with a white blazer, and was looking hot. Swara just couldn’t take her eyes off him. She was lost in him, when his voice brought her back to the reality.
“Shall we go? We are getting late.” Sanskaar asked her. Swara realized the situation, and nodded. They got into the car, and Sanskaar drove off. The ride was quiet for sometime. Sankaar was all excited, while Swara managed to look out of the window. She was still confused as why she agreed to go with him.
“Swara, are you okay?” Sanskaar asked her, breaking the silence. “Haan…what will happen to me?” Swara asked him casually.
“Nothing. You speak so much, but today you are absolutely silent. Is there something wrong?” Sanskaar asked concerned.
“No. I’m fine. It’s just that I’m feeling a little tired today.” Swara answered, trying to avoid further questions from him.
“I’m so sorry Swara, for forcing you to come, but you are my only best friend.” Sanskaar apologized.
“No Sanskaar. It’s okay. By the way, where is Ragini? You were supposed to propose her?” Swara asked him.
“I didn’t tell her anything. I just asked her to get ready, and sent the driver, to bring her.” Sanskaar replied, all excited.
“Sanskaar! Looks like someone has planned something really great for his girlfriend.” Swara teased him.
“Hmm. Yes. I planned everything according to her likes. Now I just hope she likes this, and she agrees to my proposal.” Sanskaar said, a little tensed.
“Sanskaar!! Don’t get tensed. Why will she reject you? wo koi pagal hi hogi jo tumhe reject karegi.” Swara calmed him.
After some time, they reached their destination. Sanskaar held Swara’s hand and guided her to the place, where he made all the arrangements. Swara was just awestruck, seeing everything. They were standing by the side of a lake. They were surrounded by shimmering lights everywhere, with all the lovely flowers around, their fragrance spread in the air. At a little distance from where they were standing, there was a small tent like decoration, decorated in white and blue, and the path to the tent was decorated with rose petals. She didn’t have words to speak out.
“So, Swara, how is it?” Sanskaar asked, from behind her. Swara immediately remembered that all this was done by Sanskaar, for Ragini. She imagined herself in place of Ragini.
“Sanskaar! It’s just awesome!! Ragini would surely love this. This is the best, one could do for his love.” Swara replied. Sanskaar frowned a little listening to her words.
Sanskaar held a bouquet of roses, and got on his knees, in front of Swara. “Sanskaar! What are you doing? Ragini would be coming, get down on your knees in front of her, not me.” Swara said, shocked.
“Swara, I’m a little nervous. Let me practice it with you.” Sanskaar said. “Sanskaar! Are you mad? Which guy Practices before proposing his love.” Swara said giving him an unbelievable look.
“Please Swara.” Sanskaar requested. Swara agreed, seeing his cute and tensed face.
“We were Strangers at first, and then became friends. But,I didn’t even know when I started loving you. May be it was when you taught me what is love, or may be, when you made me feel your love towards me. I didn’t realize that you were the one for me, when you first entered into my life. But then, I started knowing you, but still I didn’t get to know the real you. I think I really took a lot of time, in knowing that we both are made for each other. But, better late than never, I finally found the perfect life partner in you. I love you! I really really love you. Will you marry me, Sweetheart?” Sanskaar asked, with so much of love in his eyes.
Swara was speechless. If she stayed there for a minute more, she would cry, for sure, and do something, for which she may regret in the future. So, she turned back, and left the place running. Sanskaar was too numb to react.
Nevertheless, he followed her, and found her standing at a little distance, from all these decorations, staring far into the distance, with her back facing him. He went to her, and placed a hand on her shoulder. Swara wiped the tears in her eyes, and turned back, and hugged him.
“Swara, what happened? Why did u come here running? And how was my proposal? Is it not good?” Sanskaar asked her, frowning, and holding her in his embrace.
“It’s perfect Sanskaar! It’s perfect!” Swara replied. She realized their position, and immediately freed herself from him.
“Sanskaar, I should leave now. Ragini must be coming any moment now. And she might misunderstand everything.” Swara turned to leave. Sanskaar held her by the wrist and stopped her.
“Swara! Shall we forget about Ragini for a moment now? Why don’t you understand me?” Sanskaar asked her.
“What do you mean Sanskaar?” Swara asked confused.
“Swara, you love me, right?” Sanskaar asked her softly, which shocked Swara. “And don’t dare to lie to me.” Sanskaar warned her. Swara bowed her head down, and tears flowed down her eyes. She nodded. Sanskaar immediately hugged her, and comforted her.
“When were you planning to tell this to me?” He asked her. “But, you love Ragini.” Swara said,fighting back her tears.
“Swara, I thought you knew me too well. I thought you could see the love for you, in my eyes.” Sanskaar said. Swara looked at him confused.
“Swara! I LOVE YOU!! And as for Ragini, she is just my friend, and nothing more.” Sanskaar said, letting out a sigh. Swara was blank. She was sure, this is a dream.
“Swara!! I thought you would confess everything, when I bring Ragini, but, I realized, you are not gonna do that! So I had to continue this. What all I said, a few minutes ago, it was meant for you.” Swara recalled Sanskaar’s words, and realized that he had not taken Ragini’s name anywhere, he just said the words girlfriend, or love.
“Infact, do you even realize, why I selected this place? It’s because you loved this.” Swara remembered her saying this to Sanskaar. She looked around, lake, full moon night, starry sky, lights and flowers, everything as she has wished. She was beyond words, she was happy, that he actually listens to what she likes and dislikes. She looked at him for a moment, and gave him a tight hug, “Thank you so much, Sanskaar.”
“So, is my Secret admirer happy?” Sanskaar asked, still hugging her.
“Yes! Very much!…wait, what?” She realized what he just said. “How did you know? And when?” She asked.
“A week ago.” Sanskaar said grinning. “But how?” Swara asked, confused. Sanskaar chuckled, seeing her expressions.
“Aweek ago, u remember, my meeting with Singhanias?” Sanskaar asked, and Swara nodded. “Well, the project file of the meeting, I left it in the car. So I went back, to get it, and Guess what?” Swara’s eyes widened. “I saw you standing near my car, and you left the place, before I could stop you. And I saw the letter at that moment. So I had a doubt on you. and then I recalled the letter on my birthday, saying that ‘chocolates are the best way to celebrate any moment’. You always say this. My suspicions got stronger. And the finale, when I knew the truth was….”
Sanskaar was excited, he goes straight to Laksh to tell his suspicions. He sees Laksh very busy with his mobile. “Laksh, you know what?” Sanskaar said excited. “Kya bhai?” Laksh asked not lifting his head up from the mobile.
“Laksh! I got to know about my Secret admirer. You know, she is very sweet, and cute….” He was about to say, what he saw, when Laksh’s statement shocked him. “I know about her, bhai. Do you have anything else to say?” Laksh, said immersed in his mobile.
‘Wait! What does he mean by he knows about her? Laksh knows it’s Swara?’ Sanskaar thought. He decided to extract the truth from Laksh.
“Laksh, you know she is very good, and we both know her very well.” Sanskaar said cautiously. “I know, bhai.” Laksh said half listening to Sanskaar’s words.
“Laksh! And she loves chocolates so much.” Sanskaar said. “I know Bhai! Shona loves chocolates so much. Tell me something, which I don’t know.” Laksh said. Sanskaar’s eyes widened listening to this. That means, he was right all along.
“But, I didn’t mention Shona.” Sanskaar said smirking. Laksh realized his mistake. “Bhai! Wo…” Laksh started to say, only to get cut off in the middle, “So, you knew it? and you didn’t tell me?” Sanskaar asked, holding Laksh’s ear.
“Sorry bhai. Leave me, pls… I promised Swara. But you are a tubelight. I was giving hints all along, you didn’t even know it.” Laksh complained. Sanskaar glared at Laksh.
**flash back ends**
“I’m not gonna leave Laksh!! I’ll kill him for sure.” Swara cursed him, under her breath. “But then why didn’t he tell me, you got to know everything?” Swara asked. “That’s because I threatened him, not to say anything.” Sanskaar said chuckling.
“That means, he knows about this stupid plan of yours, with Ragini.” Swara started yelling. “No, I didn’t tell him anything about this. He is clueless.” Sanskaar said hugging her.
“Swara, I don’t know, when I started loving you, but, every letter of yours, made me fall for you. I literally waited for the end of the day, to read your letters. Your letters made my day. Slowly, I realized, I was in love with my Secret admirer. I was determined to find her at any cost. But, I didn’t want you and Lucky to know, I know, you would pull my legs, so I kept quiet.” Sanskaar confessed everthing.
Swara was happy listening to him. “So, Swara, will you marry me?” Sanskaar asked her.
Swara thought for a moment, “No!!” Sanskaar was shocked, “What?” he shouted.
“Listen to me, first.” Swara said. Sanskaar was hell confused.
“I’ll marry you only, if you propose me, in a way, I can never reject!” Swara said with a naughty smile. Sanskaar was relieved.
Sanskaar bent down on his knees, “SWARA, YOU ARE MY LIFE. I DIDN’T KNOW, HOW, WHEN, AND WHY I HAD FALLEN FOR YOU. BUT TRUTH IS THAT, I’M HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH YOU. THE NEXT GIRL, FOR WHOM I’LL BE BENDING ON MY KNEES, WOULD BE OUR DAUGHTER, AND THAT TOO FOR TYING HER SHOE LACES. SO WILL YOU BE THE PRINCESS IN THE CASTLE OF MY HEART? WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
Swara was speechless. She was awestruck by this proposal from Sanskaar, “Awww!!! Sanskaar, how cute? Yes, I’ll marry you.” Saying this, Swara hugged him tight.
“I LOVE YOU SANSKAAR!!!” Swara said, hugging him.
“I LOVE YOU TOO SWARA!!” Sanskaar said.
So guys, how was it? Hope you liked it. Was it worth reading? Or was this a mere waste of time to read this? I knw this is really really long. And I guess, most of you might have got bored, with such a lengthy one, but I didn’t want to miss out anything.
Please do comment guys! Doesn’t matter good or bad! But pls comment, it’s a request. It encourages me to write.
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