Hi friends. I can’t believe that i am posting 50th chapter of this ff. Really, i hadn’t thought that i will get this much positive response and love from you all. Thanks a lot for this. This chapter is extra long. Hope you enjoy reading this.
Ishanya and Omkara are in his car going to the art gallery of Omkara. They stopped at a signal just after exiting Oberoi mansion and then moved on.
Ishanya saw someone on the road when they are at the signal and became silent very silent, and somewhat lost. Omkara tried to start a conversation.
“Ishanya, would you like to go to lunch to the marati restaurant? Do you remember the first time we went there?” He asked her.
But he just got a reply in monosyllable “Hmm…..”
“Ishanya are you still angry with me for taking you our home without your permission?” He asked her directly.
She snapped out of her thoughts and asked him, “Ah…..aah, what?”
“Where are you lost Ishanya?” He asked looking into her eyes while she tried to avoid looking into his eyes.
“Nothing,” she said.
“Sure?” he asked.
“hmm…..” She replied.
“Now tell me why you are angry at me?” he asked.
“Me? Being angry at you? Why did you felt that?” she asked in confusion.
“I can feel it that you are angry at me, isn’t that why you are avoiding to talk to me?” he asked.
“See Omkara, I am not angry at you. And why would I be? I am just a guest to you, amn’t I?” she asked.
“Oh! So you are upset with that!! I am sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.” He apologized sincerely.
“Omkara, I told you that I amn’t angry at you, and now I am telling I am not upset at you either can you please stop imagining things and stop irritating me with your questions?” she snapped at him rudely.
“Sorry.” Omkara said and then concentrated on driving. Ishanya closed her eyes and rubbed her temples in frustration.
“I am sorry, I sounded very rude to you.” She apologized to him immediately.
“It’s ok. If you want, you can tell me what’s bothering you. I’ll try to solve it.” He asked expecting her to share her worry with him.
“Omkara, I said there is nothing. What should I tell you?” she said in irritation.
“Can we please stay silent, my head is aching badly.” She said to him.
“Oh! Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Just get back to home then, you should rest.” He said and was about to take a U turn.
“Omkara please……” She was trying to say something but stopped seeing someone following her on the bike in the front view mirror.
“Stop the car.” Ishanya said shocking Omkara.
“What, here? But why?” he asked applying breaks and looking around to know why she asked him to stop the car there.
“Dominos is just here in the right turn, I want to eat pizza. You leave for art gallery, I will go back home in taxi.” She said and get down from the car without letting him say anything.
He just looked at her in shock while she ran towards the right side.
It took a moment for him to come out of shock and understand what just happened and he too got down from the car and saw her disappearing in a turn.
He cursed under his breath and took his car to the turn she mentioned.
While he was searching for the domino’s Ishanya mentioned, there Ishanya went inside it hurriedly, she was being followed by the same biker and he just came and sat infront of her on her table.
Ishanya looked at him in teary eyes and yelled, “get up and leave, Mr. aadhishwar!!”
“Ishanya, please listen to me. I want to talk you about very important matter.” Aadhi said to her.
“We don’t have anything to talk, where does very important thing came from? Please leave from here without creating a scene.” She said to him in anger and tried to hide her tears.
It is then Omkara found Ishanya and came to her table.
“What’s this Ishanya? If you wanted to come here, I would have accompanied you, why do you just leave me like that?” He asked without noticing aadhi or the tears which are streaming in Ishanya’s eyes.
Ishanya composed herself and said, “sorry Omkara, let’s leave.”
They were about to leave aadhi held Ishanya’s hand from behind shocking her and making her turn to him struggling to take her hand back.
Omkara too turned and saw it, he was about to go near aadhi to slap him. He stopped listening him saying,
“Ishanya please, it took a lot of courage for me to face you, I tried to talk to you in phone but couldn’t muster up enough courage”
“Now that I finally mustered up courage and facing you directly I won’t leave without talking to you.” He said indicating the blank calls made by him.
Omkara remembered talking to him on phone when Ishanya was in hospital. While Ishanya was struggling to take her hand off from his hold.
“First leave my hand aadhi!” Ishanya ordered.
“Ok, but please listen to me. Ishanya, I am getting married next week.” He said shocking her.
Tears escaped from Ishanya’s eyes even after her trying a lot to stop them.
She finally took out her hand from his hold and said, “Oh congratulations. I wish you a very happy married life.” In tears and ran from there without hearing to aadhi’s calls.
He was about to follow her again but Omkara held his hand and asked,
“Look, dude. I don’t know who you are and what is your relation with her?! But following her like this and troubling her is not good. Try to convince her to meet you and then talk to her but don’t behave like a stalker.” Omkara said to him.
“And who are you to tell me all this?” aadhi asked him arrogantly taking his hand off.
“Her friend.” Omkara replied.
“And I am her fiancé.” He said shocking him.
“What?” Omkara exclaimed in shock.
“Ex-fiance.” He said looking down.
“Can we please sit and talk?” Omkara asked him trying to process what he just heard.
They both sat on the table and both were looking down not knowing what to ask or talk to each other.
“Actually…..” They both said in unison.
“First you.” Aadhi said.
“You are Ishanya’s ex-fiance?” he asked him.
“Yes.” He replied.
“Actually an incident happened which forced my family to break the engagement and I couldn’t do anything.” Aadhi said.
Omkara have an idea about which incident he was talking about, that is Ishanya’s rape. But he chose to not let him know it as he himself doesn’t want to tell him that.
“Was it an arranged alliance?” Omkara asked.
“No, no. we loved each other. From the college time.” He replied making Omkara upset. He isn’t upset because Ishanya had an ex. He is upset as she had to face a heart in a very delicate situation of her life. When she needed love and care to nurture her wounds he broke her heart by breaking engagement.
An engagement means a lot. She must have dreamed about marrying this guy and having a family a happy life but because of an incident which isn’t her fault, she had to go through pain of separation too along with humiliation.
All her dreams must have broken. Now that he think, her initial resistance to his friendship and being just professional and not getting attached to anyone made sense to him because she just hasn’t faced heart-break but faced betrayal too.
Yes, leaving the person you loved when they need the love most is betrayal and he know how can a betrayal effect a woman’s life and how can it destroy the person completely as he has been seeing his mother go through all this.
The man sitting infront of him just like his father, selfish very selfish. He thought.
“Ok, now why do you want to meet her?” Omkara asked keeping his calm as he was getting angry on him for hurting Ishanya and leaving her when she needed him.
“It took a lot of time for me to move on. My parents had fixed my marriage with another girl, it is on next week’s Friday. I still love Ishanya, I want her back.” He said making Omkara angry and upset.
Omkara got very scared and sad. ‘I don’t want to lose Ishanya. I love her a lot. This man definitely doesn’t deserve Ishanya. And I hadn’t thought about leaving her when I knew about her past like aadhi.’ He thought to himself.
He was about to warn aadhi to stay away from Ishanya, he remembered Ishanya’s teary face when aadhi said that he is going to get married next week.
He thought Ishanya may have feelings for him and decided not to interfere in this matter and let Ishanya decide what she wants.
“Look, this is not a correct way to do all this. You can not appear just like that suddenly and force her to get back to you. It’s wrong. Give her time and then talk with her about all this.” Omkara said trying to explain him not to trouble Ishanya like this and hurt her.
But aadhi is not in the condition to understand this, he is just desperate for Ishanya.
“See, I don’t have time. My marriage rituals will begin in the next 3 days. Please take me to her.” He requested Omkara.
Omkara thought about refusing him as he doesn’t want to hurt Ishanya. But then looking at aadhi’s face he realized how desperate he is and if he denies he may do anything which may hurt Ishanya. So, he agreed to take him to Ishanya.
Ishanya reached Oberoi Mansion she was going towards her room and trying hard to stop her tears.
As she was passing by tej and janvi’s room, she heard Janvi saying that, “it’s not easy tej, it’s not easy to forget betrayal, it’s not easy to mend broken heart. But I am trying I am trying to give us a chance because I loved you, tej. Just give me some time.”
She went to her room and thought on the words Janvi said.
‘It’s so true. It is not easy to forget betrayal or mend broken heart. But am I ready to give a chance to aadhi? Yes she loved him but does she want him back in her life? She is angry at him does that mean she hadn’t moved on from him? Why is she crying? Why is aadhi affecting her like this if their relation got over?’ she thought to herself and she got back to reality by the knocking of her door.
She turned to see Omkara at her door she was about to say something but got shocked seeing aadhi behind Omkara.
Suddenly she felt angry very angry on Omkara, she hadn’t expected that Omkara will bring him to meet her.
She is hurt that Omkara hadn’t respected her feelings or thought about her being hurt.
She was about to yell at him but got stopped hearing aadhi, “Please Ishanya just listen to me once and if you don’t want me near you after listening to me I’ll leave and never be back, just listen to me once.” He pleaded.
Ishanya nodded with teary eyes looking at Omkara. He felt that 1000 knives stabbed his heart at once and his eyes too got teary.
He gulped his tears and said, “I’ll leave” and went a few feet away from her room and took deep breaths trying to calm himself.
Just then he heard Ishanya yelling, “Why are you here? That too now?”
“Ishanya, I am sorry. I know I did mistake by leaving you alone at that time. I can understand how much you got hurt…”
He was saying but cut in middle by Ishanya saying,
“You understand? No you don’t!! You don’t have any idea what went through me. You left me as soon as the court proceedings started.”
“Your family’s pride mattered to you more than me. When court verdict came against me and dad died, then too you haven’t come to me. Not like a lover, you should have stayed with me as a friend but you couldn’t do that too.”
“What had I thought about you, about us? And what you did?”
“What happened to the dreams you showed me? You left everything, you broke every promise.”
“I loved you aadhi. I wanted to be with you all my life but you left me in the middle. Now why have you turned back?”
“Ishanya I know I did wrong. That time I had pressure from my father but I am not happy without you. I tried to move on, I tried a lot and gave my nod to this marriage, but now I realized that I can’t live without you.”
“Please accept me back Ishanya. I will handle everything else.” He pleaded.
“Get out!!” Ishanya yelled and aadhi came out of the room with teary eyes. He looked at Omkara before leaving from there.
Omkara too was about to go to his room but got stopped by hearing Ishanya’s cries. He went to her room and shocked to see her hurting herself with a pen there.
She is stabbing her left wrist with that pointed nib pen.
Omkara went to her and tried to hold her but she hadn’t given him any chance and yelled at him,
“This is my punishment for believing you and becoming friends with you. It’s nothing infront of the stab you gave me today. Just leave from here.”
Omkara left from there crying and cursing himself for being the cause of her pain.
Next day early morning, Omkara knocked Ishanya’s door and she opened the door indicating that she hasn’t slept.
Seeing Omkara Ishanya was about to close the door but Omkara didn’t let her and entered her room and before she can say anything he took her left wrist in his hand Ishanya just looked at him.
“Now I got to know, what was the mistake in statue of hand I made!” He said surprising her.
He tenderly started to apply the ointment. Ishanya got shocked at his tenderness and looked into his eyes. He too started to look into her eyes.
“I am sorry Ishanya, I didn’t wanted to hurt you.” He said and she can see the sincerity in his eyes but she couldn’t forgive him so easily, he kind of betrayed her by taking aadhi to meet her.
“I know, I shouldn’t have take aadhi here and I know that you won’t forgive me for this. Show all the anger you have on me, I won’t stop you. But please don’t hurt yourself not only in this situation, in all situations.”
“If you got angry on someone else and wants to hurt yourself to let it out, hurt me, I don’t mind. But please stop hurting yourself whatever may be the reason.” He said shocking her. Ishanya couldn’t say anything, she was speechless at his words and just continued to stare at him while he looked at her lovingly.
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