Hi everyone. ð I know that the last episode wasnât all that important to the current track. But I hope you still enjoyed it. I donât think this episode will be important to the current storyline, but this will give a more detailed character sketch of the protagonists. I might use this as a reference in later episode, and till then I hope you enjoy it ð Also Iâm glad no one murdered me for the last one ð letâs begin with the episode.
RECAP: Shivaay and Anika come to know about Swetlanaâs story. Anika consoles and cheers up Shivaay when he was worried about how he would protect his family. Shivaay dreams of Anika. Continuingâ¦
Episode 11: Precious
SHIVAAYâS POINT OF VIEW
Anika had left long ago, and yet the same thing was going on in my mind. How could I be dreaming of her? The soft hands around me and her voice as she sang âMy Billujiâ was etched clearly in my brain, as if it was real. And that made it scarier! I was still standing in front of the mirror, thinking what it could possibly mean. And thatâs the view Om saw when he came back from his morning walk. He walked casually and plopped down on the bed.
âYou look as if youâve seen a ghost!â he commented. âNopeâ, I denied almost reflexively. He smiled and shook his head, confident in his theory, and at the same time he knew I wonât say it. We went down together and after breakfast he went to his studio. I went down to check on Swetlana and get the updates. There wasnât any solid proof against Bade Papa and Dad yet, but there were some hints that he could have done something wrong. No one knew what it was, nor was there any evidence about it. I instructed them to keep looking into it until something comes up. If they had done something wrong, they would have covered it up well. And if I probe into it, theyâll know. And theyâll definitely try talking me out of it.
That was my plan for now. I also asked Khanna to do a background check on Tia, something that I had never thought of doing. For some reason Swetlanaâs words had planted a doubt in my head. Trying to not think much about it, I left for the office after sometime. As I was leaving, I saw her saying something to Dadi and Rudra with a serious face, and then she burst out laughing! Dadi and Rudra also laughed listening to her talk. I was suddenly curious about it, but then I remembered the dream and hurried away. Little did I know that they were talking about me!
ANIKAâS POINT OF VIEW
There was so much to be done! Afternoons were always quiet at the Oberoi Mansion. Thatâs why they were the best time to get everything done. âThis yearâs Diwali will be a memorable oneâ, I thought to myself. I never knew how true it was! I checked off the list in my head. The lights were done, the ceiling decoration was done, the sweets were ordered in advance, and just a few more things were left to be done. I switched on the lights and the hall shone brightly. The golden theme looked magical. There were a few lights which werenât working, so I checked them. The beauty made me want to sing! I was humming to myself as I thought no one was watching.
âHeer heer na akho odiyo,
Main te Sahibaan hoye,
Ghodi leke aaye le jaayeâ¦ Ghodi leke aaye le jaayeâ¦
Mainu le jaaye Mirza koi, le jaaye Mirza koi, le jaaye Mirza koiâ¦â
This was one of my favourite songs. It was not that I wanted someone to take me away; it was just that the thought felt so lovely! I couldnât stop myself and skipped and turned, half-dancing in a way, while checking if everything was perfect. The next stanza of the song reminded me of Billuji. But I ignored that weird feeling and continued in my happy mood.
âOhde je hi main, te oh mere warga,
Hansda ae sajra sawere warga,
Ankha band lae te thande hanere wargaâ¦
Ohde je hi main te o Mirza mere wargaâ¦â
All this while, I thought how perfectly this song fit him. He had laughed out loud and danced at the party when both of us were drunk. And he looked so peaceful, almost cute, when he had rested his head on my lap after having painkillers. And the look he had on his face when I was unconscious from the poisonous gas and he had saved me. I halted the train in my brain which was stopping only at Billujiâs station. âFocus Anika!â I said to myself and then continued with my work, still humming to myself!
SHIVAAYâS POINT OF VIEW
âIs there a male version of that song?â I found myself wondering. Anika was so different! I donât think anyone would do that, but Anika wasnât anyone else. She was singing and dancing with such happiness that even I felt it from afar. Leaning against the door, I had seen the craziest and yet the sweetest form of Anika. I was still shocked with myself that I could find her sweet! I went to see Om, the feelings expert. He was working and I talked about random things for some time. After some time I asked him. âOm, if something happened and you didnât know whether it was good or bad, how would you decide?â He smiled knowingly. âIf you are happy, then itâs good. If not, then itâs badâ, he said simply.
âYeah, I felt happy, but it definitely cannot be good! No matter how I see it, it canât be!â I felt as if my head would explode because of this.
Om calmly explained, âIf you know youâre happy, you shouldnât think so much. Shivaay, you shouldnât miss out on what is because of what should be.â Yes, he was right. I wouldnât think about it much. I nodded and he raised his eyebrows at me. âWhat?â I asked. âYou tell meâ, he countered.
âI was just wondering, you know. It was a hypothetical question anyway!â I gave some vague excuse and made my escape. As soon as I reached my room, Khanna called. I picked it up and the news surprised me. I rushed out to find Anika. I asked everyone but no one knew. I started getting worried for her, but then I saw her through the window in her office-room. I was so overjoyed to see her! I went in and just stood there looking at her for a few seconds.
âDo you know how amazing you are?â Her increased confusion reflected on her face, and yet she answered, âYeah. Why?â
I laughed inwardly and shook my head at her. Then I pulled her in for a hug.
PRECAP: Shivaay was saying something and pulled Anika with him as the family was watching them in shock. They stopped and looked at each other, thinking what to do.
Thatâs it for today guys ð I know itâs quite a cliffhanger. But everything will be cleared in the next episode. I hope you liked todayâs episode more than the last one at least ð Please drop in your comments and guesses on what the news could be.