Every tear of mine spells your name !!
I walked into my dance academy. There were mirrors everywhere. Just a few dim lights lighted up the place. The only sound that was heard, was that of my heels hitting the wooden floor. Neither Rithvik, nor Karthik was present there.
“Rithvik ?!! Where are you ?!! I’m here !!” I called out, looking around.
My heart skipped a beat, as a sound of footsteps slowly approaching me was heard from my back. Abruptly, I turned around only to see Rithvik !!
“I knew you’d come.” He said, running a hand through his hair.
“Where is he ?!!” I asked straightway.
“It was pretty easy to convince you to come, wasn’t it ?!!” He asked.
I sighed and looked at him with all the hatred in my eyes, that could possible burn a person.
“You wanted me to come, I came. Now you’ve to let him go. He’s not a part of this.” I said, trying my best to not show my fear.
“He’s a part of it, Naira !! You see, I really love you. But my hatred for him is no less.” Rithvik said.
“What do you want ?!! Me ?!! Fine. I’m all yours. I’ll go wherever you take me. But you’ve to let Karthik go.” I literally begged in front of him.
“That didn’t take much. I mean, it was so easy to fool you, Naira.Again !!” He said.
Me,who had no clue what he was talking about, started to feel that something was wrong.
“What does he mean by he ‘fooled’ me ?!!” I thought.
“I lied. Karthik’s not here. And I don’t know, where he is, but I’m sure he’s gonna feel really bad when he comes to know that his precious Naira is dead.” He said.
I was shocked, angry, betrayed and hurt. I did not know whether I would get out of here, dead or alive.
“Why are you even doing this ?!! ” I asked.
Rithvik chuckled. “Because I want him to feel the pain I felt when I lost you three years ago. Only I know how I have survived. He took you away from me, and now, I’m gonna take you away from him. This time, it’s going to be for ever.”
To that, I just smiled. “I don’t think so. No matter what he did, I love him, and there is nobody, and I mean absolutely nobody who can separate us.” I said.
“That’s pretty intense. You are dying now. So let me tell you the truth !! Another truth.” He said.
“Karthik never cheated on you. I lied, only to turn you against him. I honestly thought that this plan would work out, but that guy has got his hooks deep inside you. You went back to him, and that’s what left me no option but to kill you.” Rithvik sneered at me.
After hearing that, I was shattered. I did not what to say. Suddenly, I was robbed out of my sense. I had been so rude and arrogant to a guy who had loved me so much. Who gave his entire life to me. I trusted a stranger blindly, and treated Karthik so badly.
A feeling of immense guilt washed over me, as tears slipped down my eyes.
“Oh, and one more thing. I tried to kill you that day. Remember that accident ?!! I planned on finishing this little game that day itself. But you survived that day. My bad !! ” Rithvik added shamelessly
On hearing that, I was practically fuming. I had never felt so betrayed, and so angry before. I could literally rip his head off.
“How dare you ?!!” I said, hating Rithvik with all my heart.
“Oh no. How dare you, baby ?!! How dare you leave me like that ?!! You insulted me enough with that slap of yours. But not anymore.” He said, as sound of his footsteps got louder, and faster.
Soon, Rithvik was inches away from me. I gave him a disgusted look, while he smirked.
“He’s gonna regret this, Naira. Every bit of this.” Rithvik said. His eyes darkened with lust and hatred. I I felt like I didn’t know who this man was anymore.
“You’re so cruel.” I said as he got closer to me. Pinning me against the wall, he ran his finger through my face.
I could feel anger boiling up inside me. With all my strength, I pushed him away. Rithvik stumbled backwards, losing his balance, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to run.
But I was not going to run,not this time. I knew if I would’ve ran away, Rithvik would’ve come back for me. I wanted to finish it off,right there and then.
Just as Rithvik regained his balance, I punched his face really hard, not giving him even a chance to speak. My patience level was at it’s peak, and all the anger and frustration, bottled up inside me was coming out.
“You’re gonna pay for this, b*t*h.” He said. His fist was about to make contact with my face but before anybody of us could realize, Rithvik was back on the floor.
I had my eyes squeezed shut, opened them to see Karthik. Many questions were in my mind – How did he come to know I was here ?!! Was he hurt ?!!
But right at that moment, I was the happiest person on the planet. Rithvik was half unconscious on the floor. Karthik turned to look at me, hurt. Before he could say anything, I jumped on him, engulfing him in a tight hug.
I was smiling, and he had no clue why. “I love you !!” I said.
“I love you too, but are you okay ?!!” He asked.
“Ofcourse, I am. I don’t know how to apologise to you, because I’m so ashamed of myself for treating you so bad. I’m sorry.You kept on saying sorry even when it wasn’t your fault, and I kept on thinking that you cheated on me before. I was stupid, idiot, foolish to not see your love. Our love !! but I promise, it’s going to be okay. I may not remember anything, but I just want you to know that I’m ready to make new memories with you, because I love you so much and I would be the most horrible girl in the world to let you go now.” I said, looking him in the eye.
He couldn’t believe his ears. Smiling ear to ear, all he could do was nod. No words came out of his mouth.
He wrapped his arms around me, but before I could hug him back, I noticed Rithvik standing back on his feet. He pointed a killer object towards Karthik – a gun.
Karthik, who had his back towards him, obviously didn’t see it coming. But I did !!
I remembered how Karthik had always been saving me. But this time, it was my turn to save him !!
“Watch out !!” I exclaimed pushing Karthik aside. I stood in front of him, taking the bullet on myself.
She collapsed down, losing her balance, as she was shot in her abdomen. I looked down in shock. I almost stopped breathing after seeing everything. Rithvik too, stood there, frozen, for his aim was not right.
His grip from the gun loosened as the gun fell on the floor. I immediately, scooped up Naira in my arms. She was cold and pale. I could see my NIGHTMARE coming true in front of my eyes.
“No, no please.no. You’ve to stay with me, babe. You can’t leave.Stay with me, okay ?!!” I cried.
I felt so weak and numb. But I knew she wasn’t dead yet. I could feel her heart beating and I had to bring her back anyhow.
Just then, I heard noises from outside. It was Keerti and Naksh, who rushed inside first.
They knew about this whole situation. I had already informed them. Behind them was a police force who ran to Rithvik and took him and the gun into custody.
“I’ll take care of it. You go, and take her to the hospital.” the police inspecter said, assuring Naksh. Naksh nodded and I carried Naira to the car. Keerti drove the car to the hospital as fast as she could, crying all the while !!
Precap : She’s Fine. He’s Fine. They are in love !!
So every misunderstanding is clear now. They have even confessed their love but then all of you need a proposal right ?!! So the proposal coming up in the next part ?!! Also you might be wondering how did Karthik come to know where Naira was ?!! So the answer to that question will also be revealed in the next part.
I know that the whole bullet sequence was not necessary but then I wanted to show how much Naira loves Karthik. As always its been Karthik who has to prove his love for her and stand up for her so I wanted to write how Naira loves him equally and can even risk her life for him.
Only 2 more Chapters left !!
I have posted the first Chapter of my new ff already. Hope you all have read it and liked it. Let me know how it is ?!!
Do comment. Keep smiling. Keep watching Yrkkh !!