Sometimes I wonder if love is worth the war but then I see your face and I am ready for it !!
I ran away. I stormed out of there and ran as far as my feet took me. I didn’t want to be there. I was a liar. A selfish liar.
The way he shouted on me, I felt there was a bit of truth somewhere in his words. But then again, all those things which Rithvik had told me,it was not possible to ignore them too.
I didn’t know what was the truth. I didn’t know whom to believe. The man who was there when Karthik wasn’t, or Karthik himself who claims to have loved me every second of his life.
I knew Karthik didn’t even want to see me again. But somehow, his words hit me hard. He called me a whore in front of everyone. He shouted at my face in front of all those people. Did I deserve it ?!!
Who’s fault was it ?!! Mine ?!! Because I lied to him about being in love with Rithvik ?!! I lied because I didn’t trust him. I wanted him to feel what I felt when I found out that he had cheated on me.
Or was it his fault ?!! Because he had completely blocked me out from his life ?!! Had it been anybody else, they wouldn’t have seen me again. But he did.
Or was it Rithvik’s fault ?!! Because he was always supportive and there for me when I needed a friend. When I needed somebody to tell me about my past, he was there.
So who’s fault was it ?!!
I didn’t know where I was. But I just ran away, and came across a small, dark alley. The rocky road, broken brick walls, it all seemed strangely familiar. Have I been here before ?!! I didn’t think so. I didn’t remember anything.
I don’t know what happened at that particular moment, but I closed my eyes and went back into the past……
”Don’t touch me.” I said.
“C’mon !! We just want to have some fun !!!” He said. I don’t know who he was. He pushed me back, pinning me against the wall. He was not alone. There was somebody else. But I couldn’t see their faces clearly.
The next thing I remember was that everything went black, and suddenly I saw a familiar person.
“Don’t dare touch any girl again.” He said, punching the hell out of the other two men.
I could only see his back. His veins popping out because of anger and he was breathing heavily. Before I knew, he turned around. Karthik !!
I shot my eyes open sweating heavily. Everything around me was spinning. I could hear multiple voices echoing in my ears.
I tried taking support of the wall, but before I could reach out for it, I lost my balance.
The next thing I remembered was that I was being carried away. I had no idea where, with whom, but I was in somebody’s arms. I was too weak to open my eyes and see.
Lost and tired I closed my eyes completely and gave up !!
She stormed off leaving everyone dumbfounded. What was I doing there ?!! The people have had enough of drama for the night. I ignored all the looks from then and walked out.
I didn’t bother to drive. It wasn’t even safe to drive in this condition. Instead, I just walked somewhere. Ofcourse, I planned on going back to get the car, but only after cooling down a bit.
As I walked down the road, I came across a small, dark alley. Not wanting to attract any problem, I decided it would be better to turn around and leave. Such places aren’t really safe.
Just as I was about to leave, my eyes fell on something,Or rather someone. A small figure, standing numb in between the alley. It was a girl and from what I saw, she didn’t seem so fine.
I couldn’t help but walk upto her. As the distance between us became shorter with each step, she was becoming oddly familiar to me.
It was until a couple of steps away from her, when I realized it was none other than Naira.
Seriously now ?!! What does destiny plan for us ?!! We were coming in front of each other again and again.
I walked upto her, only to see that she was sweating. She looked weak and tired. Like she had just run a marathon. She looked at me one last time and her eyes just rolled back into her head.
Before she could hit the ground, I caught her. Unconscious, she laid in my arms.
“Naira ?!! Naira, get up. Shit.” I said, shaking her, trying to wake her up. But she didn’t respond.
I couldn’t process what all just happened. One moment she was on her feet, and the next she just collapsed !! Having no other option left, I picked her up in my arms and carried her back to Singhania sadan.
It wasn’t a long way back. I walked as fast as I could, and while doing so, I took a look at her. She had her eyes half open, but she was still in that sleepy zone.
“You saved me !!” She said, almost in a whisper. I didn’t know what to say. I just wanted to get her back home.
“You’re always saving me,aren’t you ?!!” She asked in a low, weak tone.
I had no clue about what she was saying, but I knew the only way to keep her awake, was to talk to her.
“Somebody has got to.” I said. She smiled weakly and closed her eyes completely.
‘No, please don’t !!’ I prayed.
“Naira, babe just hold on for a while. Stay with me, jaan. We’re almost there.” I said, trying to keep her awake, but I couldn’t. She was cold, and wasn’t responding to anything I said.
I was there within ten minutes. Not to my surprise, Naksh was standing at the gate, pacing around impatiently. I expected him there after whatever happened inside.
“Dude !! Where did you disappear ?!! Are you nuts ?!!” He said, pissed off, but stopped midway as he looked at an unconscious Naira.
“What happened to her ?!! Is she okay ?!! Where were you guys ?!!” He bombarded me with his questions.
“I’ll tell you later. We need to get her in.” I said and he quickly nodded, walking inside followed by me.
As we went inside, I noticed that everybody was gone. Hardly an hour passed since all that drama and people had already left ?!! There was no single soul in there, except Keerti.
She was sitting on the chair, rocking back and forth, and got up as soon as we went in. Ofcourse, she was worried. Worried would be an understatement, because she was freaking out after seeing Naira.
“Naira ?!! Oh my god !! What happened to her ?!! Is she okay ?!! She’s not waking up, Karthik !! What happened ?!!” She asked.
“I don’t know. She passed out.” I said, as I walked into Naira’s room.
Carefully, I placed her on the bed. She wasn’t moving a bit, and that was starting to scare the hell out of me.
“I’ll get some water. She’ll be okay.” Naksh said, walking out.
I sighed and buried my face in my hands. I felt miserable. I felt like laughing at my own condition. How happy I was before this whole accident thing, and how life has changed now making me the most unlucky person on this planet.
I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I looked back to see Naksh. He sat beside me. I held on to his hand. Keerti sprinkled some water on Naira’s face, and all we could do, was to hope for her to wake up soon.
After a few seconds, she moved a little. She scrunched her eyebrows, making a weird face. Slowly, she fluttered her eyes open, looking around.
I sighed with relief as Naksh patted my back.
“You scared us.” I said. She looked really confused, obviously not aware of her surroundings, and tried to get up. I helped her sit up straight.
“What am I doing here ?!!” She asked.
“You passed out. Thank God, you are okay.” Keerti said, almost crushing Naira in her arms. I wish I could do that…..
“I passed out ?!! When ?!! Where ?!! How ?!! Why I don’t remember anything ?!!” She said, panicking.
“Hey, hey. Its okay. You are okay. Stuff like this happens to everyone and its normal. Don’t worry !!” Naksh said, calming her down.
Naira,who was almost ready to lunge on us, sunk back on the bed, holding on to her head.
“No !! Its not normal bhai !!” She said, barely in an audible voice. We just waited for her to continue.
“I don’t know what happened back at the alley. But I saw something.” She said, looking at her hands. She was on the verge of crying, and before we knew it, a few drops of tears rolled down her face. Somehow, I still dreaded seeing her crying.
“What did you see ?!! ” Naksh asked. All I did was staring her, trying to figure her out.
“I saw that, I was there. In that alley, and then these two guys, I don’t know who, but they just came and said something I don’t remember clearly, but the next thing I saw was Karthik. He was beating them up.” She said.
I heard her and I didn’t know what to say. She remembered,that night when she left her house and got into trouble. She may not remember it clearly, but at least she remembered something and that was more than enough.
“You should rest Naira.You’ll feel better.” I said. I surely didn’t want her to think about her past and torture herself more. She looked at me for a couple of seconds and then nodded.
As she laid back in the bed, Naksh and Keerti walked out of the room.
“I should go too. Take care.” I said and was about to leave when she stopped me. I wasn’t expecting it !!
“Karthik” She called out and it just felt so right. Hearing her calling me like that again. It felt like the old good times.
“Can you stay here with me ?!! I just don’t want to be alone !!” She added.
As much as I wanted to stay, I also knew it would probably be one of the biggest mistakes of my life, if I had stayed. I knew it for sure, that I wouldn’t be able to hold back, and I would fall for her more.
“I can’t. I’m sorry.” I said, regretting every word.
“Please, I need you.Please !!” She said, her voice cracking in between as tears welled up in her eyes. This was only getting more and more difficult for me. I couldn’t stand it when she cried.
I wiped those little tears before they could roll down further.
“What are you crying for ?!!” I asked, sitting beside her on her bed. She shook her head and move aside, giving me some space.
“Because I need you.” She said and after a long time, I saw truth in her eyes. I smiled and put an arm around her. She was still cold and weak.
“I’m always there for you. Don’t you know that ?!!” I asked.
A long comforting silence engulfed us. Sometimes even when you don’t say anything, you’re just able to understand what the other person wants to say. Suddenly, the words aren’t important. Only making sure, the person you need the most is right beside you can make you feel better.
She rested her head on my shoulder and started playing with my fingers and I don’t know for how long, we sat there without saying a word.
“You saved me ?!! Didn’t you ?!!” She asked, staring into the blank space.
“I did.” I said.
We spent the next couple of hours, cuddling. We didn’t even talk much. Just cuddled together. It was like the old times, the difference being that, that was the time when we were actually happy. We knew nothing could come between us and now, we weren’t sure about anything……..
Precap : Karthik and Naksh going to a mall. Naira and Rithvik going for shopping to the same mall. Bumping into each other. An impromptu lunch !!
Soo a long walla update as I have been posting short updates for the previous two days.
So this is what she got flashes about !! There is much more in store for all of you peeps so stay tuned.
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