The Abyss – Ishqbaaz FF by Aashi (chapter-9)

The Abyss-Ishqbaaz FF by Aashi


Omkara’s art exhibition was held on that Saturday. In spite of his busy schedule, his art works, managing his family and Shivaay and all his problems, he had managed to formulate a full-fledged plan with the help of Anika and Saahil. He had planned the execution of its first step on Sunday evening. It is a really needful step and he had worked hard for it. Shivaay was confined at home after his heart attack and Rudra was hardly at home, partying the whole nights and slept in days. It was a sudden change and he hated it. Roaming down his exhibition-gallery, he glanced around uninterestedly, nodding at some known artists, smiling at business associates, he weaved through the crowd. Despite of the rough weather outside, there was quite a big crowd at the center. Om sensed a wave of satisfaction as he watched biddings going on and purchases being made, he had achieved something at last. Tired with the day’s work Om slept as soon as his head the pillow.
The next morning Gauri woke up feeling refreshed. All these nights, she had been thinking intently on Anika’s proposal and had decided to take the offer.

Best of it was she had a chance to make friends with Anika and her children would be safe too. Gauri weighted all the possibilities in her consciences and decided what she thought the best for her children. She made up her mind to drop by Anika’s canteen to inform her before going to office, rather, going to the OM. These days at OM had been rather interesting as she had been able to see Ms. Oberoi and had conversed with her twice, heard the story of his boss’ dadi’s ishqbaazi and managed to hear about his broken engagement, which was presumably a hush-hush topic. So, other than the work load, she was amused. Another thing that made her long to go to the OM was a beautiful painting of rising sun, emerging from amongst the clouds and darkness. Somehow the painting made her hopeful in midst of all trouble at work. In the right hand corner, a small scribble was present, neatly in beautiful calligraphy-Omkara.

Anika was delighted to receive a positive reply from Gauri but anticipated the end of the day. Om and Soumya were to meet at her place & Om’s reply-whether positive or negative, decided their further course of action. During the afternoon, Anika went for Saahil’s physiotherapy session and completed the paperwork at the hospital as Saahil was to be operated on the next Tuesday.

Gauri ripped the hard copy of the presentation and bond out of the file, frustrated, and began creating another without noticing her boss at the door. “Ms. Sharma, can you please explain this behavior of yours?” he inquired tauntingly. “Well, according to me, if something goes wrong but not wholly and you can rectify it, then doing another mistake, we can make everything all right again” she said without looking up, arranging the sheets according to need this time, underlining some lines at intervals, cutting some on other. Shivaay suddenly had a double take; it completely fitted the situation he and Anika were in. Praying silently for forgiveness, he left the room without another word.

When Rudra returned home from morning gym, he was surprised to see ‘O’ sitting on his bed. It was a rare sight to see O in his room. “Hi O, you here? Any problem? You need something?” he asked in his casual manner. “Nah yaar, come lets have our lunch together” seeing the astounded look at his brother’s face, he added “what? Why are you looking as if I have grown two heads?” “Om, mere bhai, aaj tujhe ho kya gya hai? Matlab daura to bhaiya ko parta tha na, Anika di ke according, lekin aaj tu….” “Dumbbell Singh Oberoi, maine tujhe lunch pe invite kiya hai, jung (war) par nhi. Isme tujhe kya pagalpan lag rha hai? Chal ab jaldi tyyar ho jaa.” “Okay” Rudra replied, dazed at this sudden change. Once Rudra showered and changed, he and Om went together in Om’s car to the lunch destination which was unknown to Rudra.

In the car they talked about various topics-their old days, O’Bro moments, Anika’s entry and the billu-billi moments. Om deliberately talked about love angel which he had learnt Soumya was. A glance at his brother’s face told him that he was uncomfortable with the topic but he chattered animatedly about the night of Shivaay’s kal-aaj aur kal and about Soumya throwing water on Rudra. He sensed Rudra’s discomfort but pursued the topic as he needed some answers but didn’t wanted to force his brother openly but once he stated Soumya was back in the town did Ru opened his mouth telling him to stop the car. With a confused façade, Om stopped the car. The road was a connecting one and was rather lonely; other than trees on both side and a speeding vehicle once a while not a soul was present. Om clearly recognized the devastated look on his brother’s face but he steeled his heart to know what was in his brother’s heart. In all these months, he had come to know that all truth has two sides, so he wanted to know the complete truth as well as his brother’s feelings.

“Ru, you okay?” he asked. Rudra looked at the concerned face of his brother and he knew he needed to tell the secret he had been guarding the last seven months. “O, I need to tell you something. It’s….umm…..a secret.”

“Dumbbell, I know about all your girlfriends so that’s not a secret. And I….” Om managed to keep a teasing tone though his heart beat irregularly against his chest. “O, it’s serious.” Rudra bit his bottom lip in order to formulate the words for his confession. “Ru, you and serious in one sentence…..well, this is new.” Om tried his best; a last attempt. “I’m married to Soumya…….” Rudra declared in a broken whisper. “And….” Om probed his brother lightly. Rudra was stunned at his calmness but managed to tell “for her it’s a mistake which she doesn’t want to remember. O, I have fallen in love with her…..” he told with stark reality, looking directly in his brother’s eyes. “Come on Ru, you fall in love every second day; you can’t be serious ever”. “Yeah, that’s why I didn’t go on a date in the last seven months, that’s why I began taking my studies seriously, that’s why I became Rudra and not Rudy.”

“Come, let’s have our dinner first.” Rudra tried to look understand what was in O’s mind but the latter avoided eye-contact. “O, you knew. Right?” he inquired, a sense of dread overcoming him. “O?”

“I met Soumya some days before. I forced her to tell me” he answered simply, starting the car. “Do you really love her Rudra? ‘Cause I won’t tolerate if you turn into something like Mr. Oberoi. I know I’m being harsh but please answer me truthfully.”

Taking a deep breath, Rudra said “O, since the time I came to know what a father was I understood he is what Bhaiya is for us but somehow I always craved for papa to love us; Prinku got some of his attention but I always turned to Bhaiya or you for that. All your love, care & attention made me a cry baby and I always thought if anything goes wrong you or Bhaiya will manage it. When I married Soumya I wished to reverse it not only because she was fat and unattractive in my terms then but also because I was commitment phobic all thanks to the closest marriages to us. I always had a day or two-girlfriends as I was afraid they will make place in my heart and leave me so I left them before they could do that to me. Soumya left as I hurled insults at her or avoided her. It used to hurt me as well but I decided to ignore the fact that I had fallen for her. After Anika di left, I told her she was the reason for every wrong thing in my life when she tried comfort me; I told her she and the marriage was the biggest mistake I ever committed. Next day when I went to apologize to her she had left. After her departure, I understood the place she held in my life and heart but I respected her decision and her need of some space so didn’t persuade her to come back. O but you need to understand that I can’t force her to stay in this relation as I have committed many mistakes already and I too know she’s back” he concluded. Om digested everything his brother said.

“You won’t hurt her but will you trust always? I don’t know but I think you should give this marriage a chance” stopping his car outside an eatery “Let’s go and eat before I faint; I’m famished” laughing they made their way inside.

Om’s call made Anika relived and they decided to meet on Friday that week and not on that very day. She left her canteen open in hands of her efficient and trustworthy friend Chanda and went to have her lunch along with Saahil before taking him for his physiotherapy session. She went in to find the house strangely quiet and lights switched off. Despite of it, the room was well lit by the windows thrown open. Scanning the room Anika found Saahil was missing-and so were his crutches.

“…….YES Khanna I’m totally sure but is the work complete……. Do you need a slap to understand it….I guessed so…….stop pestering me now and bring it home.” Shivaay hung up with a frustrated sigh. Rubbing his hands over his temples, calming himself down, he pressed another button for call but this time with a victorious smirk.

Anika almost jumped at the ringtone of her own phone. Distractedly, she pressed the answer button and put the device against her ears. “GOOD AFTERNOON, ANIKA” Anika shivered at the tone of bagar billa “searching for something or better say, someone, are you?” she froze. “Meet me at my office in an hour sharp” his voice came through the cell “be fast Paanika, I’m waiting.” Anika felt fear grip his throat and it became hard for her to breathe. She recalled the twenty four hour challenge and how she had almost failed in it. Saahil was her everything and she couldn’t afford to lose him. Springing into action, she took her Champa to meet the devil.
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Hi everyone, it’s me Aashi back with another chapter. I have no idea of what I’m writing so please the crap which I call a story. Please leave your reviews. Thank you all for supporting and encouraging me.
Thank you, Everyone.
By Aashi.
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  1. ShailajaBanthia

    suoerb yaar I am excited for rikara

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you Shailaja. I’LL try updating soon

  2. Shraddha-DBO

    Very much interesting yaar… waiting for upcoming updates…?

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so very much Shraddha di
      Plz keep reading and commenting

  3. Fenil

    Speechless Ashiji.

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so very much Fenil
      Plz keep reading and commenting

  4. Niriha

    Awesome…waiting for next part update soon

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you Niriha di for reading and commenting. I’ll try updating in week’s continue reading

  5. Dinu

    I really loved dis epi dr.I love ur writing. It’s heart touching. Ur style of writing make us feel d story. I’m over excited 4 rikara meeting. When will it happen? I know the met before
    Bt only 4 few seconds. I want them 2 meet & know about each other. At least their names. Plz make them meet soon n plz post d nxt epi soon too.bye dr

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so much Dinu for your approval. I had no idea that someone will like my writing so much. I promise to make RiKara meet in the next chapter. I’ll update the next chapter by next Friday. Keep reading and commenting.

  6. Ruby_MarNy

    It’s awesome…. Post next one soon…

    1. Aashi9

      hey Ishana I’m so very sorry for not wishing you on you birthday
      happy belated birthday
      thanks for reading and commenting. please continue doing so. It really means a lot to me.

    2. Ruby_MarNy

      Hey, it’s ok… Thank you very much, dear… Don’t worry… I will read and comment on your ff… Take care…

  7. Nikita_jai29

    It is nice one dear… Every pair has equal space

    1. Aashi9

      thank you Nikita di for reading and commenting. please continue reading. your appreciation means a lot to me.

  8. It’s good

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you Nati.keep reading and commenting


    Dear Aashi
    The Chapter Is Awesome????OmRu Talk Is Nice?

    Take Care And Stay Safe?

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so much Uf.
      I was eagerly waiting for your comment. Plz keep reading and commenting

  10. Oh Aashi u r late?? no prblm darling ….Ur writing is worth waiting for?

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you Sadia.glad u liked it.i’ll update in a week’s time. Plz don’t b angry.keep reading and commenting

  11. Chanya

    Hi..I read all the parts today..I must say that i really like your ff..hope rikara will meet soon..waiting for the next epi…

    1. Aashi9

      Thanks Chantal for taking the pain to read the story.I know its not so good but I am glad liked it and commented.plz keep reading and commenting

  12. Hii dear , You are my inspiration for writing. You are really awesome. I didn’t get words to describe your ff. Please post soon because i am addicted of your ff.

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so much Niyati di for your comment. Your comment made my day. I promise to update in a week’s time.plz keep reading and commenting.

  13. Alekhika20

    Superb update

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so very much for your comment Alekhika di. Plz keep reading and commenting.

  14. Logesh.M

    Really liked it to the core aashi…Yes you are right..Reallyin serial too rudy is commitment phobic..From your story it is proved that You have analysed his character well..Rudy’s characterisation is very perfect???Hats offdear…Keep rocking..Really enjoyed it to the core…Please make rikara meet soin…please dont say it is a crap…Dont ever think like that…The story is progressing well….Your English is very nice…Very very sorry for late comment..Whenever i ask u to read my ff you will read and comment within two or three hours…But i commented late after 8 hours…very sorry??Please update next part soon….

    1. Aashi9

      Logesh,thank you so much for your appreciation. It really means a lot to me. Rudy’s character is defined but not highlighted in the show as I feel. RiKara will meet in the next chapter. And it’s all right to comment late as long as u comment. Thanks again your comment. Keep reading and commenting. ???

    2. Logesh.M

      Sure aashi…But only one request…I cant be able to identify particularly any ff’s…As there are many ff’s…So please send me the links as soon as u update ,send me the links in private dear..plsss????

    3. Aashi9

      i’ll surely do that Logesh

  15. Aashi26

    hi di sorry for being late , read all the episodes amazingly deep , I love these kinds of stories , superb usage of words loved the composition truly awestrucked by your writing . I love you and your writings. waiting for the next

    1. Aashi9

      thank you, thank you so much Aashi. I so missed your lovely comments. I’ll try updating by next friday. thanks for reading and commenting. love you.

  16. Aastha_Reddy

    Thanks for sharing link with me. I have to catch the previous chapter to know it better. Stay blessed.

    1. Aashi9

      thanks Aastha for reading and commenting. hope you’ll like it

  17. Jerry_36

    Aashi di ! Thank you so much for such a beautiful update. I am sorry for commenting late as nowadays k am not using TU. The update was perfect and soulful❤❤

    1. Aashi9

      thanks Vedika- see I came to know your name, for reading and commenting. I’ll update the next chapter on Friday. keep reading and commenting. I’ll look forward to your comment and review.

  18. Ashlyn.G

    Wow…what a fab writer you are Aashi…Just amazing…all the updates were too good…and this one is amazing…Thanks for sharing the link for this with me….loved it…each and every chapter is just so beautifully written…hats off to you..keep doing good work…???❤

    1. Aashi9

      Thank you so much Ashlyn for your appreciation. I am really thankful to you for reading and giving your reviews. thanks once again. please keep reading.

  19. Yashu

    It was so nyc….i loved it….eagerly waiting for nxt episode….post soon….

    1. Aashi9

      thank you so very much Yashu. I’m glad you liked it. next chapter will be updated this Friday hopefully.

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