Around 10am Riya was getting ready when she got a call from Neil’s
Riya: Hey Neil’s what up
Neil: Riya Ali! He said worryingly
Riya stopped doing her hair her eyes were wide
Riya: What Ali Neil?
Neil: Riya Ali needs u just come to the cafe quickly please. Riya started panicking.
Riya: ok ok I’m coming she said not letting the tears come out she quickly ran out when hetal stopped her.
Hetal: beta what happened y r u crying
Riya: mom Neil called he was saying Ali needs me and told me to reach the cafe quickly she didn’t wait for hetal response and left from there.
Soon Riya reached to the cafe she started searching for Ali but he was nowhere
Riya: god where is Ali he is nowhere to be seen and even Neil isn’t here she tried to call Neil but he didn’t answer suddenly she heard a voice from behind. She turned around to see Ali standing in front of her looking at her seriously
Riya: Ali she whispered
Ali looked at riya who was smiling as nothing was wrong with him
Ali: I know we never got along when we were young…then we became friends but not the best of friends. And now we r lovers but I don’t want to be your boyfriend anymore he said all this seriously which made Riya look at him pleadingly
Riya: Ali I’m sorry if i did anything wrong but please don’t say that you don’t want to be my boyfriend anymore I love u a lot. She said cupping his face
Ali: Riya ..but Riya didn’t let him complete
Riya: no listen to me we will sort out whatever problems we have but please don’t leave me at least tell me y r u saying all this so suddenly she said holding on to his shirt collar.
Ali: Yaar don’t u get it I don’t want to be your boyfriend because I want u to be called my fianc then my wife.
Riya:. No Ali please but she stopped registering what Ali said she looked at him wiping away her tears and saw a small smile on his face
Riya: u what? she whispered ali went on his knees holding both of Riya hand
Ali: miss Riya metha will u marry me and allow me to call u my wife.
Riya looked at Ali she pulled him up and gave him a big hug with tears of joy
Riya: yes. Ali took out the ring and he was about to put it on Riya ring finger when she stopped him
Ali: what happened Riya he said getting confused to see Riya stopping him
Riya: Ali I want u to put this ring on my finger when we get engaged. So that whenever I look at it I remember it’s the proposal and engagement ring
Ali: 2in1 I see
Riya: of course riya metha always does things in a different way
Ali: ok then look like this ring will have to wait for a while
Avni and Neil were standing opposite to each other looking at Ali and Riya with a smile on their face
Ali: but yaar Riya my effort went in waste
Riya: what effort
Ali: look around u… Riya looked around to see the decoration and gasped:
Riya: I’m sorry I was so tensed that I didn’t notice it.
Avni went towards Riya
Avni: happy ?
Riya: totally babes so u knew about this
Avni: haan Ali told me last night
Riya: and u mr Neil Khanna the way u spoke on the phone made me worry as hell she said looking at Neil who standing next to ali and both had their hand on each other shoulders smiling at riya
Neil: sorry But congrats he said moving toward Riya and hugged her.
Riya: so let’s celebrate us 5 go on a dinner at night
Avni: with him no way she said as she didn’t want to go with Neil
Riya: come on Avni.
Ali: exactly u nearly spent a whole day with this guy at the jungle a few hours of dinner won’t be a harm
Riya: wait what stuck in a forest when did this happen
Ali: baby I will fill u in a bit
Neil: let it by guys miss ajooba is scared to come along.
Avni: Scared of what?
Neil: me who else
Avni: please don’t even think like that
Neil : then prove it
Avni: fine I will come along
Riya: Cool I also inform aman.
Avni: no he would actually be going to his friends
Ali: so that makes it the four of us
Riya: cool then me and avni will see u boys at the xyz restaurant around 7
Riya: anyways I’m going to go I have an important meeting.
Riya hugged them 3 and left with Ali as he went to drop her to the car and also started telling her about what happened with avneil the other day
Avni: what happened don’t u need to go police station? Or r u on a strike
Neil: I don’t feel like going got a problem?
Avni: nope no problem just have a problem with u she was about to leave when Neil spoke
Neil : tough luck u will have to deal with me for the sake of Riya and Ali and also because both of our moms r friend not to forget my bebe and your dadi and nani
Avni: really? Thanks for letting me know I didn’t even know that. She said rolling her eyes at him and went to get on with her work
Neil was leaving the cafe when he met Ali on the way
Ali: yaar where r u going now
Neil: need to go the police station just have some work pending
Ali: ok but don’t forget tonight’s plan. Neil nodded and left from there.
At the khanna mansion
Shweta had told Bebe about what dd told her last night.
Bebe: that’s a good news now we just need to start our plan soon
Shweta: ji Bebe I’m so excited
Bebe: same here but keep your excitement in control nobody should doubt us. Shweta nodded
Suddenly Bebe got a call from Maddy
Bebe: haan maddy puttar how is everything? Shweta made a face its not like she didn’t like maddy she did but she just hated it when maddy would get over dramatic sometimes and try to put her down in front of bebe
After few mins Bebe cut the call
Shweta: yes Bebe
Bebe: maddy and kareena will be coming here to stay for few days
Shweta: when r they coming Bebe
Bebe: in two days so make sure their rooms r ready shweta nodded while Bebe left from there.
Shweta called Neela
Neela: hey I have something to tell u
Shweta: same here it’s about Avni and Neil. Neela understood that shweta must have found out about avneil stuck at the jungle
Neela: about them stuck at the jungle
Shweta: yes I was so happy to know that they were together
Neela: same but I didn’t notice any difference in Avni emotion. She seemed normal.
Shweta: oh donts u worry once We starts our plan they would haves no choice others than to stay together
Neela: hmm hope so she said looking at a photo frame where little Avni was hugging Ayesha smiling like an angel
Shweta: what happened she said realising Neela going silent
Neela: nothing was just thinking hope my daughter gets happiness in her life like before .
Shweta: Neela that time won’t be far when they will take each other pain away we just have to wait for a while
Bebe who heard shweta speak like this smiled.
Both Neela and shweta ended the call lost on thoughts thinking about their kids
Bebe went to shweta and touched her shoulders. Shweta looked at Bebe
Shweta: Bebe u needs anything she said hiding the emotional mother inside her
Bebe: y can’t I come to u just like that.
Shweta: no its not like that
Bebe: leave it u probably think I’m one of those mother in law who give Their Bahu to do things every time
Shweta: Ofho Bebe it’s nothing like that
Bebe: leave it I know u very well. By the way I’m going to one of my friend’s house as she is ill so I will be back till dinner time.
Shweta: ok Bebe what shall I make for dinner
Bebe: u r going to cook ?
Shweta of course Bebe I do cook well
Bebe: really ?
Shweta : Haan remember I cooked when Neela and her family came over u even came to the kitchen that time
Bebe: ohhh I thought it was the maid who cooked? Ok then u probably cooked well since we all survived she said jokingly while shweta pouted..
Shweta: come on Bebe I am not that bad at cooking besides everyone loved it
Bebe: ok fine stop making this sad face and make whatever u want to I will leave now
Shweta: ok Bebe
Once Bebe was gone shweta decided to call Neil and finally he answered when she called him the second time
Neil: hey mom
Shweta: tillu forgot about the hi and hellos and tells me what shalls I make for dinner tonights
Neil: mom u called me to ask this?
Shweta: haan what’s wrong in that
Neil: nothing he said laughing
Shweta: so tells what shall I make
Neil: u can make whatever u want as I will have dinner outside
Shweta: outsides? When did u plans this tillu
Neil: at Ali’s cafe we all r going
Shweta: alls as in?
Neil: as in me ali Riya and avni
Shweta: even Avni is coming she said getting happy
Neil: haan y?
Shweta: nothing tillu u guys enjoys and no need to comes homes early take your times. Neil got suspicious about shweta behaviours
Neil: mom y r u saying that? U normally don’t say this when I normally got out…shweta bit her lounge and quickly thought of an excuse
Shweta: tillu u and your police minds I just said it like that sinces u r always busy with your cases that’s y…Anyways I have so much works I’ll talks to u laters
Neil: ok mom bye. He cut the call and started to look at case file but his kind kept going back to the jungle scene he didn’t know y he was thinking about Avni but the thing that kept coming into his mind was how Avni reacted When he asked her about her father
Neil: there surely is something. Miss ajooba surely is a mystery the more i try to get to know about her the more she becomes a mystery .
Dd: who sir jee? Dd heard Neil speaking when he came to Neil
Neil looked at Dd
Dd: nobody? Then.y did u say she becomes a mystery.
Neil: Dd y did u come here?
Dd: to work sir. Neil rubbed his forehead
Neil: thanks for telling me now can u please tell my y did u come to my cabin
Dd: oh I came to tell u that the murder case which u r investigating has a witness.
Neil: what? Who is it
Dd: its the dead girl mother.
Neil: call her in. Dd nodded while the lady came in and Neil started asking her question. While dd was recording the statement
Meanwhile. Riya had come back to the cafe
Riya: baby where is Avni
Ali: she probably is in the cabin
Riya: ok Riya was about to go when Ali held her hand and bought her closer
Ali: where do u think u r going
Riya: to see my sister
Ali: really and what about your fianc
Riya: baby u did propose but technically u will be called my fianc once u ask for my hand in front of my family and when we get engaged
Ali: well at least I can get a kiss
Riya: absolutely not …now move… she said pushing him and went to the cabin while ali stared at Riya going with a smile.
Avni was looking at something on her laptop when she suddenly saw Riya pop in
Riya: hey babes
Avni: hello again … she said concentrating on her work.
Riya shook her head and went towards Avni and closed her laptop
Avni: Riya I was working on something y did u have to do this?
Riya: babes u don’t have a deadline that u r worried about finishing your
Avni: what do u want Riya
Riya: some girly time. Avni closed her eyes
Avni: Riya do I have to
Riya: of course u do
Avni: but I can’t leave as for the past Few days something keeps happening where i haven’t spent time at the cafe properly and ali has to manage everything. Alone
Ali: so? I had been away for a couple of times and u had managed the cafe alone so y can’t I? said ali who came inside
Riya: bad manners ali… but he also right Avni. Please na come
Ali : Avni go and enjoy
Avni: wait first tell me u had a meeting right how did u come back suddenly
Riya: well I did have a meeting but it got cancelled and since I was up to date with my work I was allowed to leave … now if your questioning is done can we please go
Avni : ok ok fine she got her bag and both the girls left
Diksha was busy at her salon and was talking to one of her customers when she heard the salon door open she casually turned to see Riya and avni walking in.
Riya and avni sat down on the couch while waiting for diksha to finish talking to one of her customers once she finished she went up to her two nieces and sat down next to them
Diksha: what a pleasant surprise. She said giving Avni a side hug and then Riya
Riya: thanks I had to force Avni to come along with me.
Diksha: so what can I do for my two beautiful girls.
Avni: nothing bua we just came to see u
Riya:nooo we didn’t come to see u in fact we came here so that we can have a haircut and also get manicure and pedicure done and… she was about to continue when diksha stopped her
Diksha: in short u want everything done
Riya: yeah kind of
Avni: but I don’t need to get anything done In fact I’m fine. Riya u continue and i will sit here. She said about to sit on the couch. Riya was about to protest when diksha spoke
Diksha: not done darling. If u think u can sit here without getting anything done then u r wrong.
Avni: but bua
Diksha: don’t bua me. U seriously need a haircut and don’t worry I know how u prefer to get it cut she said quickly as Avni was about To speak
Riya: Babes u just be quiet and just do what we tell u To do instead of making it complicated.
Avni: erghhg fine do whatever u want to do.
Diksha: so what do u both wat to get done first
Riya: hair… Avni rolled her eyes
Diksha: ok then Sheetal u do Riyas hair and I will do Avni
Both sat down on the chair Riya was looking at hair style magazines while diksha was looking at avni hair so she could cut it the way Avni would prefer it.
After about 3-4 hours they had got everything done. Avni didn’t want to but Riya and diksha forced her too.
Riya: so how much is the total bua
Diksha: I’ll slap u one if u say that again
Avni: but we can’t just go without paying for anything
Diksha: do u also want a slap? Did I say u have to pay me no right
Diksha: just consider it a treat from My side. Avni and Riya smiled and both hugged diksha together and the left from there
Riya :Babe it’s about 3pm let’s get something to eat.
They both went to get something quick to eat from McDonalds
Roy: now only one thing is left
Avni: come on Riya u have so many outfits where one of that for dinner
Riya: no way babes I’m not going to wear something i have worn before for a special occasion like this
Avni: Riya we r only Going for dinner
Riya: exactly. This dinner is special for me and Ali… Avni smiled
Avni: fine left go.. Riya got happy and hugged Avni and both left from there
Time went by quickly and it was around 6:30pm
Avni and Riya were at the metha house. Avni applied light make up while she got ready she looked at her dinner outfit and for the first time she smiled seen herself look in the mirror like that. Riya who came out of the washroom saw Avni adoring herself
Riya: awww my babes looks so beautiful. Avni got alert and looked at Riya as if she got caught doing something wrong
Avni: Riya I actually was no I mean… she didn’t know what to say. Riya placed her hand on Avni shoulder
Riya: babe relax y r u panicking
Avni: no I just…she said giving a weak smile
Riya: it’s not a crime to look at yourself in the mirror like that
Avni: come on hurry up and get ready we don’t want to be late right she said changing the topic.
Riya: yeah… Riya was lost in thoughts while looking at avni.
Riya and avni came down.
Dayawanti, diksha, hetal and ketan who were sitting downstairs talking saw the girls walking down.
Diksha: wow u both look hot. Riya gave *I know I am* look while avni smiled
Ketan: enjoy and make sure when u r on your way then do give us a call
Riya: don’t worry dad we will now we r going Ali and Neil r waiting.
The girls said their bye and left.
Around 6:40 Neil reached to the restaurant and started searching for 3 familiar faces when he spotted one of them. He went up to ali and tapped him on his shoulders who was busy on his phones
Ali: finally u came I was getting bored over here he said looking at Neil who sat opposite him.
Neil: y? Hasn’t the girls come yet
Ali: no yaar besides they r girls so they will probably come late as they would be busy with their make up
and looks. Neil smiled seen the way Ali was Moaning.
Around 6:50 Avni and Riya entered the restaurants Neil casually looked toward the entrance and stopped talking to ali … his eyes wasn’t able move from the sight in front of him.
Ali who was talking to Neil saw him looking somewhere else. He followed Neil’s gaze and saw Riya and avni there . He waved at the girls which caught their attention and both started to walk towards the table where Neil and Ali wee sitting
Ali slightly turned his head to look at Neil who was still staring at avni. Ali smiled and spoke abbot Loudly
Ali: Neil..Neil..Neil… neil came out his staring mode and looked at Ali
Ali: what were u thinking about? He said pretending as if he didn’t see him staring at avni
Neil: nothing I was thinking about a case
Ali. Well the girls r finally here. Neil looked at avni and Riya and then looked away.
Neil. What the hell neil what’s wrong with u he said in his mind.
Ali and Riya hugged. While avni hugged Ali Riya hugged Neil and then sat down next to Ali who also sat down along with Neil while avni was the only person standing
She cursed ali and Riya in their mind as she had to sit next to Neil… Neil looked at her face and smirked knowing what she must be thinking. Avni looked at Neil who was smirking at her and without arguing she went and sat down next to him
Ok guys chapter 12 is finally up. I hope u r liking the story
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