Manmarziyan : A Passion Project
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Years of friendship goes down the drain with one wrong action…..and when you realise its too late….
Relationships are like thread…..once broken…can only be mended with knots.
You can be friends with a person for years….but within the blink of an eye…you could find yourself to be strangers.
This is was the case with saral…..he was sorry for what he did…..but it too late…..he knew radhika could never trust him again….
Arjun’s blood was boiling…..he could have killed saral had it not been for the soft little hands Radhika had placed on his.
He angrily screamed at him, “how dare you…..”
Radhika rubbed her hand on his and calm him down…she spoke coldly…her voice had a certain frustration in it, “listen…saral…I am tried of this cat and mouse game….just tell me what do you want?”
Saral, “I just wanted to give you this.”
Saying so, he handed over the sorry card to Radhika…..but before radhika could take it….arjun grabbed it and tore it off throwing all the bits and pieces on saral’s face, “you don’t need to give her anything….your gifts and cards aren’t required.”
Radhika was a bit irritated at arjun’s behaviour….true, he cared but was it really necessary to be rude always….saral for a change was being the sensible guy.
But to be fair, she knew how Arjun cared….and she could understand it was his care which was driving him up the wall….
Saral looked at Radhika once and walked out without a word.
He cursed himself….he knew it was his deeds and his past which had forced Arjun to behave in such a manner…moreover, he felt that he deserved all of it and more.
Ardhika looked at his disappearing figure…..silence prevailed between them…..
Radhika wrapped her arm around arjun’s and took him inside…her touch sending warm sensations into his body.
He made a mental note to confess his love for her at the first available opportunity……he wasn’t willing to lose her at any cost.
All the three worked really hard the rest of the day….radhika walked in and out of arjun’s cabin….getting his signatures and approval for various documents.
They were tired to the bone when they finished. They went home all together…..having brought take out meal with them.
ardhika went to change while teji arranged the plates….
They had dinner teji bid his good bye and left.
After a while, Arjun and Radhika were on a video chat with nesam.
Sam was really excited to share the news with Radhika, “radz….you know…neil….today…naaa….he-he said.”
Sam was blushing herself and neil…..well, neil’s face could be mistaken for a tomato.
Arjun and Radhika looked at each other and smiled. They averted their eyes to look at the newly in relation couple.
Radhika slapped her forehead…they were still blushing…..she spoke in a teasing voice, “okay…that’s enough….i get a idea…”
Arjun, “congratulations bro…”
Neil smiled warmly.
Radhika continued, “Sammy….you have no idea babe….he had been wanting to do this since so so long….he has been eating our brains regarding the way he is going to propose…”
Sam was surprised…she looked at him and gave him a bewildered look, “this proposal was preplanned???!!”
Arjun and Radhika exchanged looks while neil looked down.
Radhika interrupted….she didn’t want those two to break up before they actually came together, “what?….sam didn’t he take you to a restaurant completely booked by him….decorated with red and white flowers….and didn’t he propose you on one knee with a ring you found in your cake………neilllll”
Radhika had just described a romantic scene…she saw in some random movie.
In actual reality….no conversation of this sort had ever taken place between them….she just said it to save neil’s skin.
Neil gave her a grateful look and spoke, “nope Radhika….it was a spontaneous gesture.”
Radhika gave me a mock glare, “you didn’t even give her a ring?”
Sam waved her fingers in front the screen, “no ring..”
They cut the call after a bit of chit chat…
As soon as sam cut the call…..neil wrapped his arm around her waist and grabbed her wrist with his other hand….he pulled sam towards him…
He kissed her earshell. Sam pushed him back and showered him with fake anger, “no ring….huh?”
Neil smiled and looked around…..he found a bowl of fruit loops…he picked one and slid it through her ring finger, “I’ll buy you a actual ring later.”
Sam looked at the fruit loop in her finger and then at him and smiled and whispered, “this is more precious than any ring will ever be.”
Saral waited at the same spot….and today, he mustered all his courage, deciding to ask bonnie out for coffee…
When she came near him, his first impulse was to run away but he resisted it.
Bonnie stopped on seeing him, “hey!”
Saral, “hi bonnie….so-so…”
Bonnie smiled his nervousness, she understood, “want to say something….rather wanna ask something?”
Saral looked at her and smiled……he took a deep breath and looked in her eyes, “yes..umm, actually, wanna go out for coffee this evening?”
His happiness knew no bounds when bonnie accepted his invitation…finally, he was one step ahead in achieving his true love…
Hundreds of kilometres away, nandini sat caressing Arjun and bonnie’s photograph…, “its all my fault…..i shouldn’t have used you….see what I did? You left me……..and your sister…she too left me after knowing the truth……If there is something I wish for…it always was and always will be my kids happiness….i just hope you are happy…..bonnie, I know arjun’s whereabouts….but have no idea about yours…..i just hope you are safe..”
A pearl like glistening drop of tear fell on the photograph….as nandini reminisced the happy memories of her family….the time when she still had Arjun and bonnie…
She was jerked to the present with her phone…..she picked up without checking the caller id knowing, who it would be, “whats the news?”
The caller, “ma’am, I entered her apartment….her roommate and sir’s have gone to London…she is currently with Arjun sir…..all the photograph and details have been sent to you.”
Nandini cut the call…..and a second later one of her house maids came with a packet…
She eagerly opened the packet…..all of radhika’s life was right in front of her….
Well, she was powerful…..powerful enough to bend the game according to her. Being the owner of the largest and the most successful company , “The Mehra Group Of Companies” which had its branches in almost all the fields, she could lay her hands on anything she wanted. Getting the details on Radhika was as easy as looking at the back of her hand.
She may have not met Arjun for years….she may not heard his voice…..but she was his mother…. she was aware of his feelings….
She studies the file carefully and was satisfied…Radhika was pretty…intelligent….creative…caring….was modern yet traditional…she was proud of his son’s choice and knew that there wasn’t a better girl for Arjun than Radhika…..
Saral was waiting at the coffee shop….he had booked a corner table for himself and bonnie….he wanted privacy……
He was busy in his thoughts…..as he was leaving his house, his eyes fell on a childhood picture of his and Radhika playing together……guilt instant entered his heart…..
He had wronged Radhika but was determined not to let bonnie suffer the same fate….he wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice.
He had decided to tell bonnie everything…..he wasn’t going to hide anything from her….and was going to leave the final decision to her….
He was brought out from his world by bonnie, who was waving her hands in front his eyes…
She laughed at his bewildered expression, “thinking about me….already?”
Saral smiled…he loved her playfulness….he pulled the chair out for her, “well, actually yeah….we need to talk.”
Bonnie sensed a seriousness in his voice and sobered up instantly, “go on..”
Saral took a deep breath and told her everything……
Bonnie was shocked….she had all reasons to be….
Looking in his eyes, she saw an earnestness and the fact that he was telling her everything which a normal guy would hidden, gave him further brownie points.
Saral looked at her and spoke in a gloomy voice, “the decision is yours…and if you wanna leave, its totally understandable.”
Bonnie looked at him for a couple of minutes….saral was getting restless with each passing seconds and the silence that prevailed between them was haunting him….
Finally, bonnie sighed, “you’re a good guy saral..”
Saral didn’t like the way the conversation was proceeding….he didn’t want to lose bonnie…but he didn’t really have a option, after all which girl would like to be with a guy like him.
Bonnie looked his changing expression and understood…..she cupped his cheeks and spoke, “saral, its okay….its nothing like you think…..you made a mistake….its normal….each one of us makes mistakes…..some big…some small… the important part is that you realised it and are willing to face the music…….the fact that you didn’t want to keep me dark, just proved how good of a guy are you…..Okay….yeah….i like you too…..and that’s the answer to your question…..but we are both going to radhika’s office tomorrow….and you are going to apologise….its only after that anything can happen between.”
Saral looked at her with insecurity in his eyes, “but what if she doesn’t forgive me?”
Bonnie smiled at him and spoke assuring him “she will….you just have to prove that you truly…honestly…regret what you did…..you have to assure her that you have changed and are happily willing to accept any punishment that she gives you…….she is an intelligent girl, I am sure she will understand.”
Saral knew this was the right thing to do….and he had to do it…….for his own self….and for bonnie…..
He was a little worried regarding Arjun….but he knew he deserved any sort of wrath that he may shower on
It was the day of nesam’s return.
Radhika was really excited…..she had prepared food enough to feed an entire army…..she was decorating the place….jumping up and down.
Arjun just sat smiling in a corner, observing her…
Radhika moved forward and slapped the back of his head….
Arjun asked irritated, “what was this for?”
Radhika grinned, “for not helping me…..and for observing me…plus I really wanted to know what it feels like to hit you.”
Radhika pulled her tongue out…
Arjun chuckled and starting running behind to catch her….he shouted, “I am so not gonna leave you today….”
Radhika replied, while running, “try catching me first.”
The entire place became a mess…..the cushions were on the floor…..the bedsheet was in a mess with the constant jumping it endured….the decorations were on the floor….
Radhika was still running with Arjun behind her.
Suddenly her foot got entangled In a ribbon thrown down carelessly on the floor…
She was about to fall….she had even closed her eyes expecting to hit the hard cold floor any second….
But instead, she felt two large warm hands wrapped around her……
Arjun gently whipered, “open your eyes, Radhika…”
Radhika whispered back, “what if you let go of me?”
Arjun, “I wont let you go…”
Radhika opened her eyes….and saw Arjun holding her up….with open hand wrapped around her waist and the other around her back…she had unconsciously lopped her arms around his neck.
Arjun looked in Radhika’s deep brown orbs and she reciprocated the gesture….
Arjun could see his reflection in her deep brown eyes….it was all his wanted…..having her in his arms gave his heart a unknown pleasure…
Arjun picked her up….in full bridal style and took her to his bedroom….
He laid her on the bed, never breaking the eye lock…..
Radhika looked down….and Arjun too averted his eyes…
His hand travelled to her foot and as soon as his fingers touched her skin….she winced in pain….
Arjun pressed his ankle a little…and cooed her, calming her down, “its okay Radhika….just a small sprain….”
Saying so he twisted her ankle a little and applied balm on it….
While Radhika couldn’t help but stare at him….astonished at his care.
Her ankle got fine within an hour and Arjun smiled satisfied when she entered the living room……he rebuked her for carelessly throwing things down on the floor…..he expected her to tear him off into pieces…but to his surprise, she just went up to him and hugged him tight.
Precap: Nesam return….bonnie and Arjun meet.
Guys, since the first chapter didn’t have any ardhika scene and was a bit too emotional….i added the second chapter……hope you enjoyed…let me know.
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