Sorryâ¦.. am I late??? Please forgive me. my health gave up after some tensions. So please tell me how you felt about this. This is not that good though. But please review.
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Seven years beforeâ¦â¦â¦ Londonâ¦â¦
Abhi had finished his classes and was driving back home with his friend, emmet. Emmet was the only one he trusted in this country. He was studying in one of the popular college of the country, the Imperial college school of medicine. They were immersed in their boyish conversation. Soon reached home. As soon as he reached his house, his phone beeped with a message. Emmet growled.
âeveryday your father messages you to call him exactly after reaching home. And there is my father or whom I should say the dean of imperial donât even turn to me. Wish I would have got a father like yours.â Said emmet.
âmy father thinks you as his second son. And I donât guess that it would be a problem to consider him you father figure.â
âsureâ¦.. you continue. You have all the time in the world to listen to my rantingâ¦â¦ get on talking until I get something to hog onâ¦..â
Abhi smiled a known one. This is what always happened.
Em went to kitchen and started preparing something. He would resist anything but hunger. I left him for himself to curse his dad while I called my baba.
âhey sonâ¦..â he greeted. Something changed in his voice.
âwhatâs up baba? Tension? Business?â
âyou get that soon sonâ¦â he said his voice astonishing.
âblood babaâ¦.. it made me soâ¦.â
I could feel him smilingâ¦â¦
âyesâ¦. Abhi would you mind if I dump someone in your house?â
Was that something to ask? Ofcourse I wouldnât mind. But who was the person?
âof course notâ¦â¦ but who is the oneâ¦.. you are planning to dump into the little castle of mine?â
I tried being dramaticâ¦â¦
âa brunetteâ¦â he said instantly as I gaped. A brunette, a girl in a bachelors houseâ¦â¦ was he serious?
âbabaâ¦â¦â I was trailed offâ¦â¦
âjust kiddingâ¦.. she wonât stay with you but in the house next to yours with her friends. You will have to take care of her in all the sense. I decided that she would be something special of our house.â
âseriously baba, you are asking me to take care of a girlâ¦.. that wouldnât doâ¦â¦ usually girls are stickyâ¦â¦.. and I wonât like the crapâ¦.. Iâm notâ¦â¦â
âI said something specialâ¦â¦ then you have to take care of thatâ¦.. but waitâ¦.. if I receive a complaint from her, youâll be her slave working in her house for your expensesâ¦.â
âMr. Rajiv sharmaâ¦â¦ Iâm neither taking care of her nor working for herâ¦â
âthen dieâ¦.. byeâ¦..â he hung up.
Really? Is he my dad? Seriouslyâ¦.. I wonder sometimesâ¦. What the hell does he think of me? Iâm not a care taker to take care of girlsâ¦â¦.
âbaba didnât speak to me todayâ¦.â I heard em complainingâ¦..
âare your fees paid for the next sem?â he asked and that was when I remembered the crapâ¦.. three days were left and baba told me yesterday that he would send moneyâ¦â¦ I checked my phone for a bank statement of money transfer but there was noneâ¦. Now Iâm stuckâ¦â¦ I gripped my fist and finally convinced myself to do the thingsâ¦.. still I would try convincing himâ¦â¦ I decided and called him upâ¦.
âdeaf idiotâ¦.. am I speaking to walls?â em asked more like scolded.
âwait em, speaking to babaâ¦.. donât you want to?â
He agreedâ¦. He loved speaking to himâ¦..
âdad, three days leftâ¦..â I said as soon as he attended the callâ¦..
âdo me the favour and the money is yoursâ¦.â
âokayâ¦.â I reluctantly agreedâ¦.. I could make out that he danced madly as ii heard my mumma complainingâ¦..
âno commets childâ¦.. sheâs specialâ¦â¦â she said cutting me offâ¦..
âwhoâs special aunty?â em asked grabbing my phone turning the speaker onâ¦â¦
âyouâll se that in two days em. How are you?â she asked in her motherly toneâ¦.
âbetter than the bro hereâ¦..â he said and I showed him all my teeth mocking a smileâ¦.. he chuckledâ¦ so did my parentsâ¦..
âhow would I identify her? Send some photos atleastâ¦.â I askedâ¦.
âyou donât really need oneâ¦. Youâll recognise her as soon as you see herâ¦â¦â she said. After humiliating me in every sense they held the call. em was still teasing me and I threw a pillow at him before marching back to my bedroomâ¦..
Who is that girl and why is she special to mom dad? She cant be â the something specialâ for baba as he is marriedâ¦. And mummaâ¦. It would sound more of lesbianâ¦â¦ then it should be meâ¦.. what kind of special is she for me? my godâ¦.. let it not be what I thoughtâ¦.. I wont get marriedâ¦.. not after seeing one of my friend struggling after losing his girlfriendâ¦. Such things are far away from meâ¦..
Em opened the door of the room and peeked his little head inâ¦
âcan I disturb you abhi..?â
âas if you wouldnât if I say noâ¦â
âmaybeâ¦.. okay Iâll see you laterâ¦..â he said and tried walking past when I stopped himâ¦. He was never soâ¦.
âem, sorry, was just kiddingâ¦.. as you said I have all the time in the world for your rantingâ¦.. get inâ¦.â
I said smilingâ¦â¦ he smiled a faint one.
âwhats wrong?â I askedâ¦.
âits 12th tomorrowâ¦..â he said, his eyes filled. I remembered that tomorrow was his sisterâs and brotherâs death anniversary.
âohâ¦. Iâll come alongâ¦.â I said.
âthank you but little early. I have to work for a while in the morningâ¦..â
âyou donât really have toâ¦â
âno more speaking about this matter. you know my answer.â He said before leaving the room.
It was difficult to win over him. He lost his sister three years back along with his brother in an accident. His parents divorced after that and that caused him hate them more. I have never seen them. Just heard about them from him. He always felt relaxed when he spoke about them. Wish I had a siblingâ¦â¦.
Early in the morning we went to the graveyard. The grave had their name carved on it. em broke down before entering and I held him by his arms motioning him towards the grave. I saw a person as tall as em who was as tall as I. I made his face out. It was dean of the imperial. Mr. John Whitlock. He was at the verge of breaking down. And soon a lady entered. Our neurology lecturer. Mrs. Whitlock. Emâs parents. I did make out that em did not notice them as he was just staring at the grave. It pained to see my friend inn pain. But I wonât console him. I backed out of the grave. It was high time for the Whitlock family to reconsider their thoughts. And as I thought, it worked. Being the strong man dean sir was, he tried standing without shedding tears until his eyes glanced his wife and his child. Their family was the best if all the distance were covered. I saw both the parents walking towards their son. Em would be shocked to see them as he thinks that they never loved their children. As soon as sir placed his hands over emâs shoulder, he hugged him tight thinking it to be me. he did hug me cry his heart out in the past two years. I could see that relaxed expression on his sirâs face. I could make out he was waiting for the day. He even motioned his wife to come to him and soon the whitlockâs were hugging. Em, as if sensed something moved back and stared at them shocked. They argued a lot which of course I couldnât hear, but finally hugged each other and finally I saw their family uniting.
âyay!!!!!â I shouted causing them look at me. I mentally slapped myself for ruining their family moment.
âsorry, em, I would meet you in the class.â I said and ran out from there. I sat in my vanquish and took the wheel towards my dorm. Just in the middle of my way to my dorm, my car broke. Urghhhhâ¦â¦ there is no one on the road. I would mss my classes. And even I couldnât walk simply around 10 kms. It wasnât easy. My stupid mind asked me to call my god angel and ask his help. As if he would come from india and help me over here. But I called him explaining.
âI would send your angel soon son,â said my baba. I wonder how would he do thatâ¦.
Soon a yellow porshe was behind me. I sped up not knowing who was that. The car seemed to follow me. was the driver crazyâ¦..? am I looking like a girl so that he stakes at me. I turned around and saw three girls in it.
âget inâ¦.. rajiv babaâs sonâ¦â the girl in the driver seat ordered.
âwho are you? how do you know baba?â
ânone of your concernâ¦. Just get inâ¦.â
Then it hit me. the girlâ¦â¦ baba spoke about. I recognised her. She was the girl who always took my chocolate bar and ran awayâ¦â¦ ANVITHA MEHRAâ¦..
âgood. You remember me bar chocolateâ¦â
âdonât call me that, gobi ki parataâ¦..â
âyou donât call me that, bar chocolateâ¦.â We quarrelled until the girl in the passenger seat stopped us. Finally after reaching house
âmeet you in the collegeâ¦â¦. Bar chocolateâ¦.â
She said and went as I glared at her. Her house was the very next one to mineâ¦.. I soon got ready and went to collegeâ¦..
The peon came and told me that dean wants to talk to me. once I entered his chamber I saw him sitting with his hands on his head and this anvitha standing there giggling speaking to Mrs. Whitlock.
âsirâ¦â I called him to mention my presence. Everyone turned to me. em was also there.
âcome in abhinaveâ¦â¦â he called me. man call my name properly.
âits abhi sir, please tell me what was the matter.?â
âdo we need a wrestler in our college?â
âsir..?â I asked confusedâ¦.
âanvithaâ¦.. she broke many things in the labâ¦..â he said calling her name a way tooo weirdly that I had to hold back my laughter. I glared at her and she rolled her eyes.
I asked her to come outside and went out after informing the dean.
âwhat have you done?â I asked as soon as we were out.
ânothing muchâ¦. My backpack was stuckâ¦. While getting it back and stumbled while few things broke.â She said lamely.
I called dad immediately and told him what happened.
âwhat exactly did you do child?â
He asked and she repeated.
âbaba, please ask your son to behave. He is arrogant.â She said and I glared at her.
âbehave man.â Dad sid
âremember what I told you yesterdayâ¦..â
âokay baba.â I said helplessly. She would suck my blood up.
âmy sister was the same.â Said from behind while she turned and smiled at him. That was the only good part I saw in her till nowâ¦..
âthen from now you are my bro,â she said I felt the change in her voice. But couldnât understand.
He agreed and then they officially called themselves bro-sis with a hug.
Then came her friend. She looked simple. And em eyes stuck at her. The blonde was absolutely a British. She matched em with her beauty and I would definitely tease him with this. Maybe the fire was on both the sides. Even she had her eyes locked with him. Ahhhâ¦. Now I will create a love storyâ¦.. well not createâ¦. But would definitely sort it. my friend was not that strong to express his feelingsâ¦..
âroseâ¦.â She introduced herself to us.
15 days passed and we four became close. I would always tease anu while she did the same with me. we had good time together. I and anvitha planned to tell the rose and em about the feeling of the other today respectively. We all sat in porch of my house with coffee cups.
ârose you know somethingâ¦â I started but soon my witch friend stopped me.
âI will tellâ¦.. em, rose loves youâ¦â
She spilled the beans. I slapped my head. The other two were staring her. Em, with a blank face and rose, shooting daggers at her. She continued her ranting until I closed her mouth and brought her in.
âidiotâ¦ is this the way to tell someoneâ¦. He would have got a heart attackâ¦â I said pointing towards emmet, who was already cuddling rose. M jaws dropped.
âare you fine mister? Is that you who got heart attack.? Chocolate barâ¦â
âdonât call me thatâ¦.â I shouted as I just touched her arm. I mean just a touchâ¦.
âhow dare you beat meâ¦?
She started beating me badly and held her hair to save myself. And my stupid behaviour caused more pain as she pulled my hair. We fought until the other two separated usâ¦.
The next two days she didnât show up. I was worried. We realise somethings when we are losing them. And thatâs when I realised my feelings for her. I ran to her house after my classes to see her sleeping on the bed shivering.
âwhats wrong anuâ¦?â
She turned her face without responding.
âokay Iâm sorryâ¦â
âyou better beâ¦â¦â
ânow tell me why are you shivering?â
âjust feverâ¦. Nothing elseâ¦.â
âokayââ¦ I felt sad to see the girl who always mocked me sleeping like a patient.
âso yourâs is a love marriageâ¦.â Radhika asked interrupting meâ¦..
âif you say soâ¦â I said as I laughed.
They reached Delhi soon and soon the Sharma mansion too. Everyone were sitting in the hall discussing something important. None of them had known about Anand getting his conscious. As soon as they arrived, sadhana brought the arthi tali and welcomed everyone. Anu was in abhiâs arms as she was sleeping and he didnât want to wake her up. Without even glancing sideways he carried her to his room and made her sleep on the bed. He sat next to her caressing her hair.
In the hallway:
Neil smiled at advaith who invited him for a hug. He then hugged poornima. He then glanced to see preena but to his utter shock there sat anand looking at him with lot of love and affection in his eyes. He was shocked. Literally shook. Sam who stood there was also shocked. Ardhika were just reading the expressions of their face. Arjun figured that this may be the one anu and neil called their dad. He did feel solace in his heart after seeing him. His heart danced, he felt immensely happy but the reason was unaware. He smiled whole heartedly.
Anand got up and went to neil. He hugged him tight. Neil responded too.
âhow are you, nikki?â he asked in his choking voice.
Something flashed neilâs mind and he moved back.
âyou shouldnât believe me dad. Iâm bad. Literally very badâ¦. Please dad forgive meâ¦â
âthereâs nothing wrong from your side nikki, it just happened. Let it goâ¦. Pleaseâ¦.. I have only you to call as my son. Please one hug.â He asked more like begging. Neil gave in and they both hugged for minutes until their hearts were calm.
âeveryone forgot meâ¦. Iâm going backâ¦â snorted sam. Everyone smiled and poornima and advaith hugged her. Anand hugged her too. Neil introduced Arjun and radhika to everyone. The father instinct always works like the motherly instinct does. Poornima and anand ot the feeling of him being their Arjun but they were not ready for another heartbreak, so didnât tell anything. Advaith did have that gut feeling from the day he met him in the hospital.
âhi everyoneâ¦.â Chirped anu who was now fresh after her beauty sleep. She had her head rested on abhiâs shoulder. His arm around her. Everyone there was now throwing a sad look at her which was masked by a happy look. She was best in getting the feelings of people around her.
âplease guysâ¦.. cheer upâ¦. See Iâmâ¦..â she stopped as soon as her eyes landed on her dad who was waiting for the moment. He ran to her like a child and hugged her shocking both abhi and anu.
âdadâ¦â anu whispered after partingâ¦.
âanu, how are you my child?â he asked caressing her hair.
âdad,â¦â¦ you did tell me youâre up?â
âI just wanted to surpriseâ¦â
She just hugged him once again feeling the fatherly warmth.
âit would have been nice if we had got arjunâ¦.â She said.
Neil seemed annoyed by the situation. No one there pointed his mistake but he knew he was the reason for all the miseries. He tried moving away but abhi and sam held him there. He stood there with emotion less face.
âsoâ¦. Hello dadâ¦. Iâm abhinavâ¦.. you one and only son in law.â Started abhi to lighten the situation.
âyeahâ¦.. advaith told meâ¦.. chocolate barâ¦..â
âpapaâ¦.. why donât you just leave the nameâ¦..â he snapped.
âahâ¦ my daughter named you rightâ¦. How would I?â
He made a face and turned to pornima.
âmaâ¦ atleast youâ¦â
âsorry chocoâ¦â¦ sorry son couldnât helpâ¦..â she said.
They spent some family time together. Neil and anu sat next to anand, making their heart believe that he was alright while anand was happy to have his kids by him. Everyone were aware of anuâs state but none dared to speak about it. anand and Arjun along with advaith had good conversation. Everyone there wants Arjun to be their son and Arjun wants his family back.
It was around 7p.m. Arjun was sitting in the garden area behind their house. Neil and abhi sat next to him laughing seeing his state.
ânow, shut up guysâ¦. Give me a solution.â He pleaded.
âthe great Arjun mehra is asking for a solution to talk to his wife.â
âmy wife isnât as good as samâ¦.. how will it be if I give a chocolate and apologise to her?â
âas if she is a kid of 5 years, as soon as she gets to know chocolate sheâll come to you runningâ¦â abhi mocked.
âbut girls do love chocolateâ¦.â Arjun pouted.
âhow about a date tomorrow?â neil suggested.
âI said I want to speak to her now.â Arjun said.
âokay how about a candle light dinner?â abhi suggested.
âand where?â Arjun asked.
âofcourse in your balcony.â Neil said being obvious.
âweâll help you..â neil said. The trio went to do the arrangements after asking anu not to let radhika go to her room until they call her.
Anu sam and radhika sat around in the porch talking about some old childhood memories. Radhika bound really well with anu. Their relation had a different weightage. They werenât friends before, they hadnât seen each other since years. But still they had a good relation. The trio were very busy speaking about neilâs mischievousness. Thatâs when anu felt something. She thought she would discuss that with abhi first before telling someone. Soon neil messaged her to send radhika to her room and she compiled. She gave some nonsense reason for her to go inside and then resumed her talk with sam and soon abhi and neil joined them.
Precap: candle light dinner. Nesam engagement. Send off to anuâ¦â¦..
So here I complete. I know this part was really a nonsense. But after so many days i just wrote something bear with me. so please do give me your reviewsâ¦â¦.. tc everyoneâ¦â¦.