Continuation from Episode 69:
Shivaay is calling out Anika to come and have breakfast.She comes near dinning table and gets surprised:
-Wow,so many items?East,west,north,south,whole country is present on the table.
-Did you like the surprise?
-Absolutely.After all my husband cooked,for me.Thank you so much Shivaay.
-Let’s sit and eat then?
-I can’t wait.
They sit down to have breakfast.Shivaay says while eating:
-Our wedding preparation is going to start from next week.You have to be shifted in Trivedi Villa as I know Dadi won’t let us stay together until the wedding gets solemnized.They are going to come in two,three days.Anika laughs.
-It’s a ritual you know.Bride and Groom have to stay away.But I am sure you will figure out something to deal with this problem,without breaking the rules!She laughs again.
-Only you can laugh on my misery Anika.
-Our family members are going to arrive soon.Sunflower Petals will be your in-law.Barat will go out from here.
-You could have chosen Mumbai too.I can travel now as doctor finally gave permission.Why you decided to get married in Delhi Shivaay?
-I want to give you a grand welcome in Oberoi Mansion.When you will put the first step inside the house being the eldest daughter-in-law of Oberoi khandan and my wife,that moment should be wonderful and memorable and I will make sure of it.
-I really don’t know what you are going to do Shivaay.
-Just wait and watch.Shivaay does his hair flick.They both laugh.He says again-
-I have a meeting today.Finishing that I will come and pick you up from your office.
-Are you planning a day out of ours?
-Something like that.
-There is something I want you to know.We are going to start a new life and I don’t want to start it on the basis of some manipulated facts.And…….Shivaay could not finish as a house staff comes and informs that a courier boy has come.
Anika’s phone rings and she leaves to receive it.Shivaay comes in the hall.Courier boy departs taking the sign from him.
A big flower bouquet has been sent.An envelop is stuck in it.Opening it Shivaay finds a note.He starts reading:
I know you are done with me.Don’t worry,won’t take much time.
You and Anika are going to get married and I am really happy for both of you.
All I want to say that don’t forget she has lost her memory.Before that she had a different life and you did not belong there.
So,before moving ahead,do take a look at the past and clear those unsolved issues for you and Anika’s sake.
I think Anika deserves that.
Congratulations to both of you.Have a happy married life.
Shivaay takes another look at the note in his hand then says in his mind:
“I must appreciate your timing Sagar.Well done.But you don’t know Shivaay Singh Oberoi yet.He knows what he needs to do….”
Anika comes there and asks:
-What happened?Why are you smiling that SSO special smile?
-Just like that.
-One of your friends has sent.
-Sagar…..That person whom you asked me about?
-Mm…Have to meet him.
-He is invited by the way.
-Are you ready to leave for the office?
-Yes..One second,you wanted to tell something.
-Will tell you when you and me meet,again.Anika leans on Shivaay’s shoulder and says:
-I am not feeling like going Shivaay.
-Even me too is not interested in sending you to office.But you have to wind up your work na,before our marriage?You won’t be able to work for a long time because I am going to keep you busy in many other different things.I have a long list of that!
-Is it so?
-Hmm….Yes.Now go before I change my mind.
Smiling Anika puts a cute peck on Shivaay’s cheek then takes his leave.
ANIKA’S PRIDE & DREAM
Anika is in her cabin.Busy in checking ongoing and lined-up projects.Her P.A. comes and informs that someone has come to visit her.Anika turns up at the door of the guest room:
-Sorry for making you wait.Was busy actually…..How can I help you?That person inside the room turns and he is none other than Sagar.Coming towards Anika he says:
-Hello,I am Dr.Sagar Shekhawat.
-I guess so.
-I could not recognize you…..
-It’s okay.I know everything.Um…Can I have a talk with you?
-Of course.Plz sit down.They both sit face to face.Sagar starts:
-Mr.Shivaay Singh Oberoi and you are going to marry again.Our families are business partners so got the invitation.
-I am expecting you and your family in our marriage Mr.Shekhawat.
-My pleasure.But I am here to tell you something else.
-Plz go on.
-Have your husband ever told you how you two met and came into each other’s life?Before your accident specifically?
-Have you ever asked?Anika is little irritated still says normally:
-There was no necessity of asking.We were newlyweds and came on a trip to Delhi then I met with the accident.Why are you asking like that?
Sagar stands up then turns his back on Anika.He says:
-It’s true that you met with the accident in Delhi but you were not married at that time!Anika too stands up getting shocked:
-What are you saying?Are you mad?Sagar turns to her side:
-Three months ago you were to marry someone else.But you left your marriage to meet that person whom you loved,in Mumbai.You two were in love………………………………..Shivaay took great care of you and now you two are going to get married.I am sure he has not told you anything of that missing part of your memory for your betterment of course.
But I thought you deserved to know all those before starting a new life.
Sagar finishes then looks into Anika’s eyes.Anika,who is under the spell of total disbelief,says in a firm voice:
-Why should I believe you?You can be a business rival of Shivaay or our family who wants to create rift between us deliberately.But listen to me very carefully,I trust Shivaay more than my life.You can’t fool me.So thank you so much for entertaining me with the invented,imaginary story of my own life.
You can leave now.She points at the door.
Sagar laughs a little then says:
-I knew it that you would not believe my words.That’s why I am compelled to give you proof.He makes a call.Anika says in an extreme angry voice:
-Don’t test my patience anymore.I have had enough.Just get lost!
Turning a deaf to Anika’s words Sagar puts the phone on speaker.He asks the opposite person:
-Anika is not believing what I have said to her about her and Shivaay’s relation.Can you verify my words?A woman’s voice speaks:
-“Whatever Dr.Shekhawat said are true and I can vouch for it”
Anika,who is seething in anger says:
-Who are you?You want me to believe that you know Shivaay more than me?I don’t trust your words.
-You will when I will tell you who I am and who am I to Shivaay.
-Who are you?
-I am Pinky Shakti Singh Oberoi,mother of Shivaay Singh Oberoi!
“Mother of Shivaay Singh Oberoi” gets echoed in her ears.Anika feels there is no strength left in her body as an acute numbness overpowers it.Her gaze turns blank and she stands unmoved.There Pinky continues:
-“I don’t know what magic you have got that my son is not ready to hear me out.I told him many times to put aside this obsession but he never listened.
Till you were his responsibility I told nothing.But now he wants to bring you in my house making you my daughter-in-law?
I won’t let that happen at any cost.My son will marry the girl I choose.
I did not want to do this but had to because I had no other option.I am requesting you,plz,spare my son.
ven after knowing everything if you want to go with this alliance,I have nothing to say……….”
Phone gets disconnected.Looking at Anika,Sagar could not utter anything.He leaves the room in silence.
After a long time someone knocks at the door and she gets her senses back.She was unaware that she was crying all these time holding her nuptial chain,silently.
Anika pulls herself together and comes outside the office then gets in the car.
Driver comes but she refuses him.Taking a deep breath she takes the steering wheel in her hands.
Anika catches a look of herself in the inside mirror of the car.She says in her mind:
“Let’s see,who is going to win today.Anika Vardhan Trivedi yeah Anika Shivaay Singh Oberoi.No matter what happens,one has to lose,once and for all…..”
Car moves on.
I am here to inform you all something important.The routine of my final exam has been published so I am kinda busy in sorting out my messy syllabus.Reading,writing,taking notes etc.are going on in full swing.The thing is,until my exams finish,I will not be able to update.So,bear with my absence plz.
Will meet again in the end of July.Don’t know about you guys and I am going to miss you all,very much.
So,take care everyone.Be happy and keep smiling.God bless you.
Wishing everyone “Eid Mubarak” in advance.
“Au Revoir Tout Le Monde”