Raman was like a mad man.
Running in the hotel he immediately checked at the front desk.
Is there a room booked for Raman Bhalla?he said out of breath.
What’s it today with the Raman Bhalla room request? The clerk said.
Room number 204
Raman dashed to the elevator and arrived just as the door closed he threw his hands in the air.
Mr impatient himself pressed the button of the elevator as if the machine didn’t receive his first request.
Why is this thing taking so long? Raman said as he tapped his foot
After a few seconds he ran to the stairs.
So Shagun, Ishita said as she walked out of the bathroom with folded her arms and lightly and drumming her fingers on her arm.
Expecting someone else?
Ishita surveyed Shagun……
From top to bottom.
She took in the sight of…the woman who tried to ruin her marriage
Tilted her head and gave her fake a smile.
A flush crept up Shagun face……
Ishita ……she said her voice was shaky and uncertain.
I……she started but Ishita didn’t even give her a chance to reply.
This was ishita Raman Bhalla at her best…..
Yes everyone’s favourite bahu had a dark side …..
So you think Raman still loves you?
You think you can just come here and ruin my marriage?
I guess you were surprised to see that our marriage lasted……
Shagun turned around to walk to the door but Ishita blocked the passage.
Have a seat, dear Shagun, Ishita said as her word burned like fire.
Finding me behind the door was probably very disappointing, now was it Shagun.
Shagun sat on the bed….
She was in total shock ….
Who was this woman.
She looked like Ishita and sounded like her but……
No, this couldn’t be the same Ishita.
Ok so let me get one thing clear to you Shagun.
Raman is MINE.
I am Ishita Raman Bhalla.
You had your chance ….and you through it away.
I on the other hand ….know a good man when I see him.
You know what I’m talking about right, she said as she wiggled her eyebrows
Shagun’s eyes widened, she just couldn’t believe what Ishita just said.
Ishita looked ready to fight.
Shagun fidgeted on the bed as Ishita moved closer and closer.
Oh don’t worry ….
I’m not going to fight you; I just want to have a conversation with you.
You know ……..mother to mother.
Raman has obligations to your son and daughter, that’s something he will never forget or neglect.
Shagun I know that even after Raman asked you at the school to stop with your nonsense you didn’t stop trying .
I don’t trust you Shagun, I’m just being honest.
You know a mother would try her best to stop any fight she has with the father of her child as it’s not good for parents to be fighting all the time.
Aditya is a good boy and Ruhi is so sweet.
I know you tried to poison Adi against me, Ishita boldly said.
I want to let you know that I know and all this drama that you are trying to bring in my home is unnecessary as it won’t work.
Raman loves me, the children love me and I love them.
They are my family.
Let me tell you something that you might not know.
One night I was at the market and as I went to cross the street I saw a puppy.
In the middle of the road.
Ruhi the innocent girl ….went and without thinking about herself or the danger around her .
Walked into the traffic to pick up her puppy.
She and I met that night. ……
What does this have to do with me? Shagun abruptly said.
I’m not finished ……
Well ……. a car didn’t see them and came speeding towards them….
And I saved her.
I was willing to give my life for this stranger.
That girl is my daughter Ruhi.
I believe it was fate that we met that day at the market.
The decision I made that day to save her, change my life.
It was a decision made by God.
She gave my life new meaning.
I didn’t even wanted to marry Raman at first you know, but your daughter won my heart.
Raman took me as a mother for his daughter.
By marring him he made me a mother by default.
And for that I will forever be grateful to him.
And I really, really, want to make this clear to you.
We can stay in touch Shagun and go out for a coffee you know……hang out.
Greet and share pleasantries, like I have been doing since I met you.
We could just stay out of each other’s way.
The second one sound so inviting but the thing is it will make the kids feel uncomfortable.
Don’t call him up about anything other than Aditya.
You aren’t his lover, or wife, so there is no need to call Raman “baby”.
Find someone that you can call your own cause if you do something like this again you will be in the danger zone.
And if you even attempt to touch Raman.
You will find out why he calls me “Jhansi ki Rani”.
Messing with Raman could be bad for your health.
It’s not that serious? No.
Ishita was an enigma, she gave a lopsided grin but her eyes burned with rage.
It’s simple if you had any morals, you would understand.
Don’t mess with my man.
Find your own and leave mine alone.
That was just little advice for you.
Use it, don’t use it…
Frankly I could care less; she said with a plastered a smile on his face.
Just know I’m watching you, Shagun.
Shagun just sat there open-mouth at her unable to say anything in reply.