Twinj: My Lifeline: Episode 53

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Twinj: My Lifeline: Episode 53

A quick recap: As Twinkle helps Chinki deal with her bridal anxiety, Kunj begins to realise more and more of his folly since he hadn’t cared one bit about their wedding when it was happening. They finally board their plane where Kunj reveals some more details about the trip.

Kunj felt a gentle tapping on his shoulder and opened his eyes slowly when he heard Twinkle calling out to him. But before his eyes had even got accustomed to the lights, she placed her hands on them, leaning closer to him and whispering, “Welcome to Greece, Mr. Sarna! Can’t believe one of your biggest dreams is finally coming true!” She then dropped her hands, presenting him a view of the beautiful city that the plane was descending over. “Not one, two.” His mind prompted, but he didn’t say anything aloud, he instead turned to her and smiled, grabbing her hand and responding, “It wouldn’t have been possible without you!” She looked unsure about that, but one insistent glance of his and she had to give in. “There’s something that I need to tell you.” He confessed when the landing announcement was made, and she threw him her standard sceptical look. “Shoot actually begins two days later. We flew in earlier because I wanted to visit some places that I’ve heard are really amazing, but we won’t be shooting there, so..” He admitted sheepishly, looking as though he had practised saying that over and over until he got it right, and she watched with widened eyes, beginning to wonder what he was up to. It took him his best puppy face to convince her and although she shook her head and murmured “You’re impossible!”, he had seen the small smile she tried to hide, and sunk back into his seat, grinning to himself. She knew him well enough to figure out by then that it wasn’t just sightseeing that was on his mind, but since she knew him, she was also aware that if he hadn’t disclosed it himself, he probably wouldn’t tell her even if she asked.

Twinkle giggled as Kunj’s phone wouldn’t stop pinging ever since they had reconnected to the internet, which seemed to annoy him more than ever. She followed him through the corridor of their hotel with a view of the majestic Acropolis, listening to his incessant complaints with a quick nod each time he asked her something, both of them worn out from the journey and barely making it into their suite. “All ok?” He asked when he had quietly observed her turning over restlessly in bed when they had decided to nap for a while. “Can’t sleep!” She complained with a frown and he chuckled, trying to keep his drooping eyes open. “You could, if you weren’t bubbling with excitement, you know?” He pointed out and she shrugged her shoulders, letting out a deep sigh. How could she not be excited? As she thought of it, she still couldn’t believe she was the one Kunj had chosen for the video. He snapped his fingers in front of her eyes to draw her attention to something he had just said. “Huh?” She asked, making him laugh some more before he repeated, “We have a balcony, must be that door.” She glanced over her shoulder at the door he was pointing towards and then smiled back at him, mentally appreciating him for how well he knew her. What she didn’t know was that he had refused the other room that had been offered to them, one which opened directly to a swimming pool, because it didn’t have a balcony and his wifey always looked forward to spending a couple of hours admiring the view from the balcony on every trip they had ever been to. Besides, he had wanted this one to be the most memorable for her; he had so much planned for her after all.

“Yes, Ma. I will wake him up right away.” Kunj heard Twinkle’s voice the first thing he woke up next morning, and decided to pretend to be asleep, just to see what happened next. “No, the flight was comfortable, must be the jet lag. Don’t bother yourself so much, Ma.” She was saying, and the tone made it evident that it was Usha on the other end. She sighed as she cut the call and walked towards the bed, at which Kunj quickly shut his eyes. “Kunj!” Twinkle called out softly, and he had to fight his heart’s will to just pull her close to himself. When had he fallen so hopelessly for her? When he hadn’t responded the next couple of attempts she made, she climbed onto the bed and sat down beside him, forwarding her hand towards him, so hesitantly that he could feel it even with his eyes shut. It took her every last bit of courage in her to let go of her inhibitions and place her hand gently on his hand, running her fingers through his hair, both of their hearts thudding wildly, when she felt him lean his head against her hand and relax into her touch, making her realise that she had given in to her heart. What was she even doing? What if he woke up? She had just begun to withdraw her hand when he grabbed it, opening his eyes lazily to find her frozen at her spot, making him grin. He raised his eyebrows at her and then looked at her hand in his, which reminded her that she had actually been getting away, but as if he had read her thoughts he tightened his hold, making her shut her eyes. He sat up and looked at her, leaning really close to her, making her look at him in surprise. Ever since he had told her they would be going to Greece, her mind had made up a hundred dreams, but she didn’t seem to be prepared to live even one of them, for his proximity, the raw look in his eyes alone were driving her crazy. “Get ready quickly; we need to leave in an hour.” He whispered with his breath fanning her cheek, making her gasp. Then suddenly he moved back and got off the bed, smiling to himself as he recalled the boggled look in her eyes, while she was staring at his back as he walked into the washroom until she heard him say, “I know you’re admiring me!”, making her blush.

“Kunj! I can read sign boards, you know?” Twinkle protested when they had been got into the back of a car that Kunj had hired over an hour ago, and he still refused to tell her where they were headed. “I know.” He answered, pretending to be too busy in clicking pictures on his phone to even turn to her. “Kunj!!” She called out sounding really annoyed, and he responded without much thought, “Aww, yes baby?” He stiffened when he saw her look at him, appearing more confused than surprised. He realised that he hadn’t said that in really long; it had been his regular term of endearment for Alisha, but he had never called Twinkle anything other than her own name. In fact, he had never realised any such need with her, he knew his love for her was true and that seemed to suffice for everything. As he brushed away his thoughts and looked at her though, he realised he would use it every now and then, not to show off anything, but to tease her. He really loved it when she would stare at him innocently, or when something he said would turn her cheeks crimson, after all. He chuckled when she quickly got out of the car when the driver announced that they had arrived. He knew she was trying to pretend nothing had just happened. “Mycenae!” He announced standing behind her, as they watched the excavated remains of the ancient city from the cliff they were standing at the top of, in a daze. When Twinkle had watched in amusement for a few minutes, she turned to Kunj, who was watching her, equally amused. “This is so beautiful!” She exclaimed, choosing to ignore his gaze on her, although at the back of her mind was an cyclone of questions, what, why, how, and her heart seemed to know all the answers, answers that she didn’t want to accept, fearing another heartbreak. “I know.” Kunj exhaled, his eyes still fixed on her. “Thank you for planning this!” She told him quickly before heading towards the path that would lead them to the city below. He smiled brightly and followed her, knowing that she would now spend all day exploring every corner of the city, but he had to stop from getting to that one place until his plans were fully ready for execution, right? Besides, he didn’t mind doing anything at all if it meant he would be with her.

Twinkle was worried she wouldn’t be able to hide her love for Kunj any longer, but why would he reciprocate those feeling for her? She was his best friend, his manager, his go to person for every single thing, but was she his love? The possibility seemed really bleak to her. She found solace in the enchanting charm the citadel from so long ago still held and when she found Kunj listening to her rant about how much she liked the place patiently, she couldn’t help helplessly drowning in his eyes. She had learnt to love every bit of him over the previous months, be it his reluctance, his hesitation, or his cheerfulness and excitement, but he always seemed to offer something new every single time, and needless to say, she almost instantly fell for that as well. It would be an understatement to say she was surprised when he had disappeared in the evening and had a little boy bring her a package with a note. She accepted it nevertheless, taken aback when she found her gown in it. When had he taken it from her suitcase and how had he hidden it so far? “I know you’ve been anxious to visit the Lion Gate all day and there’s a reason I made excuses to prevent you. You’ll know only if you change quickly (I’ve made arrangements, trust me! This boy will lead you) and get there without much of a fuss. a.k.a. I have a surprise for you! – Kunj.” She giggled at the note, but followed his instructions despite how strange she felt it was, for he had managed to make everything really special for her all day, she could ‘trust’ him with this as well. When she finally got to where the boy insisted Kunj was waiting for her, two rows of lanterns arranged to make a path to the ancient structure light up at once, producing a soft glow. It was almost the only light in the vicinity and she couldn’t still spot the one person her eyes were looking for, for really long now. She slowly walked down the path and turned around slowly to find him strolling towards her in a black suit, god, she was dead at just the sight of him, and the moment their eyes locked, he enacted being struck by her beauty, making her laugh. She slowly stepped towards him as well, and they met a few steps later.

After what seemed like an eternity of simply looking at each other, Kunj held Twinkle’s hands in his, realising that he didn’t really have to practise his confession for hours. Now that she was in front of him and the moment had finally come, his heart seemed to know exactly what to say and do and it just seemed better this way. He placed her left hand on his shoulder and closed the distance between them before placing his right hand on her cheek. She felt her heart raging, could this actually be the moment that she had waited for all her life? His eyes seemed to affirm her doubt before he confirmed it with, “You already know that you are the prettiest girl I know, and that you look just breathtaking today, and that’s something I’ll never get tired of telling you. Today however, I’ve finally found a befitting place to tell you what my heart has known for so long now. Twinkle Kunj Sarna, you’re already my wife, which is good, because there’s no way you’ll leave me when I tell you this, and a little weird as well, because this isn’t how it usually happens, but either way, it’s a win-win for me, because I love you! I really do! I know you must be finding it strange, I did too, but any amount of thinking only led me to realise that you taught me to love and to live, you taught me what it really means to be there for someone at each step. It was only when I feared losing you that I realised what the pangs of separation actually feel like. You redefined patience and selflessness for me, you accepted me at my lowest and seemingly effortlessly brought me back up again. Being in love with you brightened my days like never before, there was this constant charm about my life that was never there before. I know that I must be sounding like one of those heroes that I myself used to call cheesy, but there’s nothing I can do about it. I don’t mind it anymore either! I don’t mind declaring to the world that I’m hopelessly in love with you! I love you!” He watched Twinkle’s eyes glisten with unshed tears, and even though she had on the brightest smile he had ever seen her with, the tears frightened him. Was she going to reject him was the only thought on his mind.

Okay guys! That was the longest I’ve ever written, and this deserved it! I know we’ve waited with Twinkle, crying with her, rejoicing with her, and I hope this wait was worth it. I had originally intended to push the entire confession scene to the next episode, but then figured that we’ve waited for so long that more waiting should be a crime. Tell me what you guys thought about it! Also, Kunj isn’t done yet. 😉 Stay tuned! Lots of love!!

40 Comments
  1. Vibhu

    Ohhhh yaaaayyyyyy 🤩🥳💃💃💃💃
    The thing that we all were waiting for.!
    The love confession from KUNJ SARNA … And it was just BEAUTIFUL. ❤️
    EVERY SINGLE WORD FELT SO AMAZING 😊🌺
    And, ofcourse, twinkle’s tears….. The tears of extreme happiness…. The dream which she’s been seeing from so many days is coming true now. But, kunj’s fear is also right at this moment.
    Now that I’ve read this, Lolz ….. I’m so damn excited for next part. Its definitely going to be so amazing ❤️💃
    Loved this part.
    Also, the changes that kunj’s character has gone through after twinkle has come in his life are appreciable. Not that these are any major ones, but little things that he’s now started noticing is a good thing. 🙂🌼
    Loved that morning scene too. A cute one!
    Next update awaiting!!! 😊😘

    1. Presha

      Totally agreed !

    2. Vibhu

      Presha 😊✌️

    3. Ananya_DSK

      Hey Vibhu!! I know right! Yayyy, finally!! Thank you so much, I’m super glad that you liked it, I had been really nervous, there had been so much built up anticipation after all! I agree that Twinkle’s reaction was kinda obvious, but what else would the poor girl do! The next episode will be out in a while, it’s the one that I have my heart set on, it’s really special in so many ways! I hope you’ll enjoy it too! I’m also glad that you noted the changes in Kunj’s behaviour, they have been quite the challenge to depict. Stay tuned! Much love!!

    4. Ananya_DSK

      Also, Presh, you’re really sweet, I love you!

  2. Presha

    Om my god !
    Did it really happen !
    Though i knew it was suppose to come in this update but i never knew like this !
    This was so beautiful !
    But you just left it on cliffhanger , umm i can’t even say i hate you for leaving us at mid as i love you so much !
    But you wrote his feelings , his confession so beautifully , you know i literally imagined kunj telling her all this and also Twinkle’s reaction to it !
    Her one and only dream has come true !
    But i guess kunj took her tears of happiness into something else , poor boy ! * Chukles *
    Can’t wait for the next part !
    Update soonish !
    Lots of love ❤️

    1. Presha

      You won’t believe i had already read it like 5 times before commencing it was so beautiful and as you have written it , it felt different !
      Well i cried tears of happiness finally they would be known as a couple in love !
      Though everyone knows but still now they will know it too !
      I just can’t wait for twinkles reaction to it and how will kunj react when he will get to know about Twinkle’s love for him which she has always managed to hide !

      Plz plz plz
      Post this time super soonest !
      And i love you more , much more for this one ❤️😘

    2. Ananya_DSK

      Hey Presh! Oh my God! It did!! Haha, so glad you liked it so much. Like I’ve already told you, I’m really, really happy to listen from you all the time. You’re a total sweetheart! Thank you!! It isn’t really much of a cliffhanger though, right? We know our Twinkle after all, this is the one moment she’s waited for for so long! The next episode will be out in a while, stay tuned!! More love!!

    3. Ananya_DSK

      You actually did? That’s so freakishly loving!! I’m literally on cloud nine right now, and I just don’t know what else to say! It was really senti for me too, this story is so much for me after all! I know right, everyone else knew, but these two!! *facepalms 😛
      I had already told you I would take some time, but still got back sooner than I knew was possible, for all the love this received! Thanks again!! xx

  3. Beautiful update ….It was really worth the wait and expectation …
    Waiting for next update eagerly
    Post soonest

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Ritika! Means a lot!! Next episode out soon, stay tuned!!

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Haha, thanks Kia!

  4. Beautiful

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you Tiya!

  5. Aww
    Such a sweet confession

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Pragati!!

  6. I was juat speechless reading it
    So in love with Kunj over again

    1. Ananya_DSK

      That’s extremely sweet Arin! Thank you so much!!

    2. Ananya_DSK

      I guess we all could never get enough of Kunj!

  7. omgggg finally kunj confessed
    twinkle will be the happiest person her wait is worth and ya ours too
    loved it
    excited for next

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Melody!! I know right, finally! I’m so glad you appreciated it so much! Next episode out soon, stay tuned!!

  8. Love is in the air
    Waiting for twinkle’s reaction to it

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Yes it is!! I’m super excited too, stay tuned!!

  9. Amazing
    So beautiful
    Loved it ❤️

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Asmin!! Great to hear from you!!

  10. It was a lovely update
    Uh penned it beautifully

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Ashi, means a lot!!

  11. Omggggg😭😭😭😭 Finallyyy And the best Confession i have seen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ bro why u did this… Now we cant wait for nextt chapterrr.. waiting for twinkle’s answer 😭❤️🤧 Omg So happyyy I am
    Love love this story yr.. such a great writer you are and this confession is aesthtically beautiful

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much!! It’s so amazing to hear from you! The next episode will be out in a while, hope you’ll like it too! Stay tuned!! We’ll be seeing Twinkle’s response too. I’m so grateful for all that love, it’s surreal. Thank you!

  12. Oh my god what did I just read . That was so amazingly done I could literally imagine the thing . The place you chose was the best I still remember that place from my trip to Greece I loved it so much . I wish I could get a proposal like that . Kunj was so good when he did his confession. I just can’t stop myself from thinking of Twinkle’s reaction . I so loved it everything was just perfect especially the Part where Kunj woke up from sleep that was lovely . Kunj admires twinkle so much honestly I was in awe when kunj was admiring twinkle instead of the site. I would have most probably pointed out all the things in this episode describing how much I loved it. But I am facing a serious time crunch due the upcoming ipmat and Sujay moreover they have scheduled it on the same day so I have to work harder as I can appear only for one of them which Inturn drops the probability that I get an admission to half . So I am kind of worried . You are truly lovely I felt so light reading this.
    Loads of love ❤️❤️

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Woah. I read the first line of that and wondered if I had messed up in any way, I’m glad it wasn’t that. Whew! Thank you so much!! I’m so glad my hours of research paid off, I’ve never been to Greece, so it was more of a challenge than I had initially anticipated, but I’m so glad it worked well!! I’m also really, really happy with how you’ve noticed all the small details that mean so much to me! You’re really sweet, thanks again!! I understand your commitments, responsibilities and your situation though. I hope you find all that you need, a.k.a. peace of mind, concentration, etc. to make it through this. More love!!

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Got that! All the very best!!

  13. OMG you would make us all mad with this FF of urs….reallly what to tell it was ……….better not destroy the magical feeling with my words….
    Girl u have really nailed it…..

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Haha, really sweet of you, Piya!! Thank you so much!! This means so much to me!

  14. omg omg. omg…. finally….. now should wait for her response yaaarrr…. why do u make us wait so much
    :(…. anyway… finally will see whats awaiting for the couple in future… I am sure now their video will be super hit cze its no acting but its out of real love <3

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Shara!! Yes, you’ll have to wait a teensy bit more, stay tuned though. Hope this wait will be worth it for you too! That’s very true, now there’s so acting, it’s all true love!!

  15. Wow …such a beautiful update & confession too….
    Twinkle will be very happy..& ne too …finally our wait for this shot is worth it …waiting for next…..
    Post soon….

    1. Ananya_DSK

      Thank you so much Yashika!! Yes, I’m sure everyone’s really happy with this one, the love it received was tremendous! The next episode will be out soon, stay tuned!!

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