Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Part 4 : Shikayat 2 - An AR SS -

part 1-3
Armaan and Riddhima trace was broke when someone knock, Armaan stay on the bed while Riddhima stood up to check who it was... When Riddhima open the door, Nikki turn facing her as she stood with her back to the door... Nikki try to peep inside the room to check on Armaan but she wasn't sure that she should move inside or not...
'Kiya huva Niks, kuch kaam ta...' Riddhima asked...
'Nehi bhabs, woh khana tayyar hogayi hai... Dad ne kaha aap dono koh bhula loh, bhai tik haina bhabs...' Nikki asked being worried for her brother...
'Khud aakar dekhlo...' Riddhima said moving side to let her inside...
'Nehi bhabs, kiya pata bhai ka mood abhi kaisa hoga... Bhai chahte hai toh, bhai koh lekar neeche aajana... Nehi toh Dad ne kaha khana upar kamre mein bhijwa denge...' Nikki said...
'Its okey, hum dono sabke saath khana kaenge... Waise I m sorry, mujhe khana bana na chahiyeh ti but...' Riddhima was cut by Nikki...

'Koi baat nehi bhabs, don't think maine bana ya hai... Bhai wasn't joking actually meri haat ke khana hamesha jhal hi jaate hai... Khana aap banaye ya Aunty, ek hi baat haina bhabs...' Nikki said...
'Kiya, matlab khana ma ne banaya...' Riddhima asked not believing her ears...
'Haan bhabs, waise bhi aaj aap dono koh aapke maike mein dinner karna ta na... Bhai koh apne haaton se khana bana kar khilana chahti ti Aunty, issiliyeh woh khud bana aur mujhe help karne tak nehi diya...' Nikki said...
'Chalo ab hum zarur neeche jaakar hi sabke saath khana khaunga...' Riddhima said...
'Bhabs, bhai koh force mat karna... Aap jaante haina, bhai ka mood aur kharab hojaenge... Aunty samajhenge aur woh khush hogi bhai khana khaye, saath mein ya akele...' Nikki said...
'Don't worry Niks, main usse le aata hoon...' Riddhima said...

Giving time to them, Nikki left to let Riddhima handle Armaan... Riddhima move inside to see Armaan was laying on his back with his hand resting on his forehead with eyes closed... She look at the time and know she has to make him agree to go downstairs to have dinner with others as she don't want her mother to feel bad seeing Armaan mood when she has cook food for him with so much love...

Hearing Riddhima footsteps, Armaan move his hand off from his forehead... His eyes move to Riddhima who stood next to the bed looking at him as if she was waiting for him to come out from bed... When Armaan didn't move, Riddhima put her hand forward... Armaan look at her hand and then slowly hold it as he sit on the bed still half laying...
'Chalo Armaan, dinner pe sab wait kar rahi hai...' Riddhima said pulling his hand...
'Riddhima, main...' Armaan was hesitating about something, Riddhima understood hearing his broken words...

Somehow, she know that something was bothering which is related to her family... Riddhima knows Armaan didn't want her parents to see this side of him as somewhere he always feel that Padma didn't accept him first because of his condition... How much Riddhima has make him understand, Armaan always end up feeling guilty thinking he don't deserve to be love by Riddhima, Riddhima don't deserve to have someone like him in her life but he also know that Riddhima was determine to married only him, no one else...

Riddhima knows she has to make him understand once again and she didn't mind to do it knowing at the end, Armaan would always trust and believe her... Riddhima sit next to him and as soon as she sit, Armaan move close to her hiding his face on her belly as he move his head on her lap and put his free hand around her waist... Riddhima smile seeing how like a small kid, Armaan was trying to hide himself in her...

Riddhima care Armaan hair with her free hand letting him relax as she understood he must be trying to believe she was with him, no matter what happen... When Armaan didn't move and laid like that, Riddhima knows she had to make him agree to go down to have dinner with others forgetting what just has happen few hours ago...
'Armaan, main jaanti hoon aap kiya soch rahe ho... Jo bhi huva, hum woh badhal nehi sakte... Aur ab main aapke saath hoon, hamesha ke liye... Koi kuch bhi kahe, mujhe usse koi fark nehi padta na aage padega kyunki mujhe aapka saath chahiyeh...' Riddhima said...
'Lekin Riddhima, yeh sahi nehi hai...' Armaan said looking at her still resting his head on her lap...
'Kiya sahi nehi hai Armaan... Aapke liye meri pyar ya mere liye aapka pyar...???' Riddhima asked looking at him...
'Mera yeh pagal...' Armaan was cut by Riddhima who kept her finger on his lips without letting him complete it...
'Armaan, maine aapse kitni baar kaha hai aap pagal...' Riddhima stop as she couldn't complete that word, she closed her eyes as tears form in them hearing what Armaan think about himself...

Armaan hold her hand which was on close to his lips, kissing her hand Armaan kept her hand close to his heart letting Riddhima feel his heartbeat which was beating for her... Riddhima open her eyes looking at Armaan when she felt he kept her hand near his heart, she could clearly feel his heart pumping inside his body...
'I m sorry Riddhima...' Armaan said knowing it hurt her to hear him calling himself mental...
'Armaan, I don't want you to leave me again just because thinking you aren't good enough to be my husband... We can't change what other think about you but truth is I only love you and I can't think my life without you... Aap jaante hona, meri kiya haalat huvi ti jab aap mujhe chodke chala gaya... Main jaanti hoon kuch din ke liye ta lekin phir bhi jab aap chala gaya toh main zinda hi rehna nehi chahti ti... Main jaanti hoon aapne meri mom ke wajahse mujhe chodke gaya, shayad woh galat nehi ta lekin hum bhi toh galat nehi ti Armaan...' Riddhima said as she try to control her tears not letting it fall from her eyes...
'I know Riddhima but I didn't want you to come to me making your mother angry or upset... Riddhima, I have accept the fact that my mother isn't with me but I don't want you to make your mother angry just because u love me... A mother is very important in our life because no one can love us like a mother do...' Armaan said...
'I know Armaan, lekin yeh aap bhi jaante ho mom se zyada hamesha papa meri close ti... Mom hamesha apne baare mein pehle sochti ti uske baad meri ya papa ke baare mein... Usne jo imagine apne friends ke saamne banaya, use bana ke rakhna ta issiliyeh woh shuru se humhare rishte se khush nehi ti... I know after seeing how deep our love is for each other and after dad talk to her, she agree on it just because you are son of Mallik...' Riddhima said...
'Riddhima tum aise...' Armaan was cut by Riddhima...
'Shayad aap bhul sakte ho us baat koh Armaan lekin aaj bhi woh baat meri dil mein taza hai... Mujhe hamesha yeh dar hai ki aap phirse mujhe chodke na jaae kyunki main aapke bina ek pal bhi nehi rehpaungi...' Riddhima said bending over him as she rest her forehead against Armaan forehead closing her eyes...


FLASH BACK START


Riddhima came home to see Padma and Shashank sitting in the hall talking about something, when they saw Riddhima they stop talking as Shashank welcome Riddhima with a hug while Padma just sit with some photo's in front of her on the coffee table...
'Ma, yeh sab kiya hai...' Riddhima asked as she sit next to Shashank...
'Tumhare liye ladka dekh raha hoon...' Padma says as if it was most normal thing to do in life...
'Kyun...' Riddhima asked not liking the idea...
'Kyunki ab tumhari umar hogayi hai, tumhe shaadi karlena chahiyeh... Tumhe koi pasand hai toh bata doh nehi toh ismein se kissi koh pasand karlo...' Padma said as she continue looking the pictures...

Riddhima look at Shashank who wasn't interest as he believes that Riddhima has the right to choose with whom she wants to spend her life in future... When Padma wasn't ready to listen to him, Shashank thought to let the mother and daughter talk over it... Some where Shashank felt that Riddhima like, or love someone and it was none other than Armaan... Shashank was happy about it but he thought to let Riddhima speak what she wants in her life...
'Ma, you don't need to find any guy for me...' Riddhima said resting her back on the couch...
'Tumhe koi pasand hai...' Padma ask looking at her...
'Haan aur main sirf ussi se shaadi karna chahti hoon...' Riddhima said...
'Koan hai woh...' Padma ask...
'Armaan...' Riddhima said...

Riddhima wait to see how both her parent reacts to this news, Riddhima knows Shashank wouldn't have any objection as he was good friends with Armaan's father and would be happy with her choice... If anyone Riddhima's wasn't sure about than it was how Padma would react...
'Armaan Mallik...' Padma asked to make sure...
'Haan, Armaan Mallik..' Riddhima said...
'Nehi...' Padma said standing facing her...
'Kyun nehi...' Riddhima asked as she also stood up...
'Riddhima, yeh tum puch rahe ho... Tum acche tarah jaante ho na uska dhimag sahi nehi hai...' Padma said...
'Sahi nehi ta lekin ab woh tik hai...' Riddhima said reply back to her mother...
'Phir bhi, log kiya sochenge... Sab jaante hai woh mentally disable ta...' Padma said...
'Mujhe logon ki parwa nehi hai Ma, I love him and I will only marry him...' Riddhima said...
'Main tumhe usse shaadi karne nehi dunga...' Padma said...
'Kyun nehi denge ma, maybe he loves me... I know he wasn't well before but now he is more than fine...' Riddhima said...
'Riddhima, kiya guarantee hai tumhe woh puri tik huva hai...' Padma asked...
'Shayad aap bhul rahe ho ma, main uska doctor hoon...' Riddhima said...
'Aur ab tum apne patient se shaadi karnege...' Padma asked...
'Woh sirf meri patient nehi hai ma, woh meri dost bhi hai... Haan abhi main nehi jaanti woh mere baare mein kiya sochti hai but I love him... Aur main sirf aur sirf Armaan se shaadi karungi, nehi toh kissi se nehi...' Riddhima said...
'Main tumhe us paagal se shaadi karne nehi dungi Riddhima...' Padma said...
'Aaj aapne kehdiya, lekin phirse aapne aisa kaha toh main bhul jaungi aap meri ma ho...' Riddhima said and move to leave for her room as she don't wish to fight with her mother...
'Dekha aapne Shashank, aap kuch bolte kyun nehi...' Padma said seeing how Riddhima left without letting Padma say any more word...
'Padma, humhari bacchi badi hogayi hai... Jo bhi Riddhima ne kaha, mujhe galat nehi laga kyunki woh uski life hai... Usse apni zindagi apne pasand ke saath jeene ka pura hak hai Padma... At least we should give a chance to her to experience her life with the one she loves...' Shashank said...
'Aap yeh keh rahe ho Shashank, aap jaante ho na Armaan...' Padma was cut by Shashank...
'Jaanta hoon lekin jo Riddhima ne kaha woh bhi galat nehi hai Padma... I m sure even Armaan have feelings for her , humein dono koh ek chance dena chahiyeh...' Shashank said...
'I don't believe it, aapko toh log kiya kahe uska parwa nehi hai...' Padma said...
'Haan Padma, mujhe log kiya kahe uska parwa nehi hai... Kyunki main sirf yehi chahta hoon mera bacchi khush rahe aur woh jo bhi apne life mein choose kare, main uski saath hoon... Padma, tumhe bhi logo ke baat koh important nehi dena chahiyeh... Humhari bacchi ki khushi kisme hai us baat pe importance dena chahiyeh humein na ki log kiya kahe, kiya sochenge us baat se nehi...' Shashank said as he also left knowing it was end of the topic as Riddhima has already tell them what she wants...


RIDDHIMA'S ROOM


Riddhima was in a bad mood so she ignore Armaan's call, she didn't feel to let Armaan knows what has happen in her house... Riddhima knows Armaan would understand hearing her voice so to keep herself calm, she left to fresh up thinking she would reply him once she come after taking a shower... Only she didn't know Armaan would come to see why she wasn't answering his call...

After taking a long shower, Riddhima came out and check her mobile to see several miss call from Armaan... Also she has recevied a msg from Armaan, Riddhima check it quickly hoping that Armaan was fine... As soon as she read the msg, her eyes got wide realizing he must have reach already... Riddhima check the time as she drop the towel which she was holding to dry her hair, she move out from her room hoping that Padma didn't meet him...

Riddhima knows Padma must be very angry because of her decision and also she knows, Padma wouldn't care if her words hurt the other person... Riddhima curse herself for not answering his calls, she thought at least she should have send a msg to him letting him know she was going to have a shower and would call him back but she never thought Armaan would reach when she didn't answer his calls...


DOWN IN THE HALL


When both father and daughter left without listening to Padma further about the matter, Padma felt her anger boil thinking she has no importance in their life anymore... While Riddhima wanted to do what she feel right, Shashank was supporting her without caring what Padma think about it... Padma felt it was happening just because of Armaan, she was very angry on him for coming in her daughter life...

Unaware of Padma temper at the moment, Armaan came with a smile on his face... As Armaan has seen Riddhima car outside the house, he knows Riddhima was safe... Armaan thought to meet Padma and Shashank as he has come all the way to there just to make sure Riddhima was fine... Still thinking why Riddhima wasn't answering his calls, Armaan move inside to see Padma already in the hall...

It wasn't the first time Armaan has come but he hasn't meet Padma much as she wouldn't be in home or he would just greet them whenever he comes to take Riddhima out with him... Shashank would gladly allow them to go out while Padma didn't like it from starting but thinking they are just doctor and patient, Padma didn't say anything till now...
'Namaste Aunty...' Armaan greet her joining his hand...
'Tum yaha...' Padma asked...
'Haan woh Riddhima...' Armaan was cut by Padma...
'Of course, Riddhima ne bhulaya hoga... Pata nehi kiya jaadu kiya hai tumne uspe...' Padma said...
'Aunty yeh aap...' Armaan was cut by Padma...
'Sahi toh keh rahi hoon... Tumhari wajahse woh pehli baar apne ma ke baat samajhne ki koshish nehi ki... Tumhare aage use kuch dikhti nehi hai... Kiya sahi hai, kiya galat...' Padma said...
'Aunty, aap naraz...' Again Armaan was cut by Padma...
'Ab mujhe naraz hone ka bhi hak nehi haina... Ek baat khaan kholke sunlo Armaan, main kabhi tum dono ke shaadi ke liye manzuri nehi dungi...' Padma said...
'Humhari shaadi...???' Armaan asked not understanding what Padma was talking about...
'Oh toh Riddhima ne batayi nehi tumhe woh tumse pyar karta hai aur sirf tumse shaadi karenge...' Padma asked...

It was like a shocked to Armaan to know Riddhima was in love with him... Armaan knows their friendship had been very strong but never know when Riddhima started to fall in love with him... Armaan thought it was only from him side but when finally he get to know even Riddhima loves him, he felt alive to know there is someone who loves him... Padma stood looking at Armaan to see his shocked expression, she understood that Armaan wasn't aware of the fact that Riddhima was in love with him...

Padma was hoping that Armaan would himself deny but seeing a small dreamy smile on his face, Padma was confused thinking what must be going in Armaan's brain... While Armaan stood trying to believe what he has just heard, Riddhima came out from her room to see Padma still in the hall... That too with Armaan who was lost somewhere, Riddhima came down hoping that Padma didn't say anything to him as she hasn't tell him that she loves him...

Riddhima don't want him to know from her mother or anyone else as she herself don't know how Armaan would react to know this... Hearing someone footsteps, Padma turn around to see Riddhima coming... Seeing Padma expression, Riddhima understood that she must have said something...
'Armaan...' Riddhima call him...
'Haan tumhari Armaan...' Padma said...
'Ma please...' Riddhima said as she don't want to fight with her infront of Armaan...
'Kyun, Armaan koh bhi toh pata chale uske wajahse aaj ma beti ke beech pehli baar behes huva...' Padma said...
'Ma please, hum is baare mein baad mein baat karenge...' Riddhima said taking Armaan hand and moving out...
'Baad mein baat karne ke liye kuch bacha hai kiya Riddhima, tumne toh already tumhari faisla suna diya... Ab Armaan koh bhi pata chale tumhari kiya faisla hai...' Padma said...
'Ma, maine kaha na abhi nehi...' Riddhima said...
'Abhi kyun nehi Riddhima, Armaan koh pata chalgaya hai tum usse pyar karte ho aur shaadi bhi sirf usse karenge...' Padma said...

Riddhima stop hearing this, all this time Armaan didn't say anything but kept looking at Riddhima... When finally Padma said she has already tell him about Riddhima love him and her decision, Riddhima look at Armaan before turning to face Padma...
'Yeh aapne kiya kardiya ma...' Riddhima said...
'Kyun, jab tum usse pyar karte ho aur shaadi bhi usse karna chahte toh main usse kyun nhi bata sakte...' Padma said...
'Ma, main sahi waqt pe usse batana chahti ti...' Riddhima said...
'Isse zyada sahi waqt kiya ho sakte hai Riddhima, isse toh pata chalna chahiyeh main kabhi tum dono ke shaadi ke liye haan nehi kahungi...' Padma said...
'Ma, aap haan kahe ya na kahe mujhe usse koi fark nehi padta... Mujhe sirf Armaan ka manzuri chahiyeh aur uske pariwar ka...' Riddhima said...
'Of course, woh log toh haan hi kahenge na... Apne pagal bete ke liye tum jaisi ladki milenge toh haan kyun nehi kahenge...' Padma said as her voice raise...

Armaan who was staring at Riddhima look towards Padma hearing her words... Riddhima felt anger boil in her hearing Padma words for Armaan, she felt the hold lose as Armaan palm slowly move out from her hold... Riddhima look at him before turning her gaze back to Padma...
'Ma, maine aapse pehle bhi kaha...' Riddhima raise her voice but was cut by Padma...
'Aur maine bhi suna lekin yeh sach nehi badlenge Armaan pagal ta aur shayad paagal hi rahenge... Aur main kabhi is shaadi ke liye haan nehi kahungi yeh baat tum jitni jaldi samajhlo utna accha hogi Riddhima...' Padma said as her voice was equally high matching to Riddhima voice...

Shashank who was in room came out hearing Padma and Riddhima voice getting increase... Shashank didn't know Armaan has come, he was wondering why again Padma and Riddhima was arguing... Hoping to make it end for better, Shashank move out from room but was surprise to see Armaan standing with Riddhima while Padma stood in front of them... Shashank heard what Padma said and he was very upset with her seeing how she was still thinking about what others might think about Armaan marrying their daughter...

Knowing he needs to take the matter in his hand, he move forwards hoping Armaan didn't take any words Padma just said about him to his heart... Shashank knows Armaan wouldn't agree with Riddhima if it makes any of her parents unhappy but Riddhima happiness only matter to him at the moment...
'Padma...' Shashank call her making them aware of his present...
'Ma, maine aapse pehle bhi kaha dubara aise mat kehna...' Riddhima said as she shake with anger...
'Mujhe chup karane se sacchai nehi badlenge Riddhima...' Padma said...
'Chup hojao Padma, yeh sahi waqt nehi hai yeh baat karne ki...' Shashank said...
'Nehi uncle, shayad yehi sahi waqt hai...' Armaan said speaking for the first time...

Everyone look towards Armaan who move forward and stood in front of Padma folding his hands together... Whatever Padma has said just now, he believe that it was true being the mother of the girl... It's true he has feelings for Riddhima but he would never thought to be in any relation making her parents unhappy...
'Aunty, mujhe nehi pata ta Riddhima mujhse pyar karta hai... Aur main usko aisa kuch bhi karne nehi dungi jismein aapki ya uncle ka manzuri na ho... Aaj se, balki abhi se main uske zindagi se dur chala jaunga... Please aap usse naraz mat rahiye Aunty...' Armaan said with his head lower in front of Padma as he joint his hands...
'Armaan yeh aap...' Riddhima said but Armaan didn't let her complete as he left from there...

They kept looking at Armaan figure which left from the house, Riddhima look at Padma who just stood as if she hasn't done anything wrong... Shashank was very unhappy with Padma as she didn't once listen what Riddhima has said before...
'Ab aap khush hona ma, sirf aapki wajahse aaj Armaan mujhse dur chala gaya... Main aapko kabhi maaf nhi karungi ma, kabhi nehi...' Riddhima said...
'Riddhima, tum jaakhe Armaan se baat karo...' Shashank said...
'Woh meri baat nehi sunenge papa...' Riddhima said as tears fall from her eyes...
'If he loves you, he will definitely listen to you...' Shashank said...
'Shashank, aap yeh...' Padma said but was cut by Shashank...
'Sahi bol raha hoon Padma... Maine pehle bhi aapse kaha mujhe logo ke parwa nehi hai... Parwa hai toh sirf meri baccchi ki khushi ki... Aur uske saath koi bhi galat ho, main aisa hone nehi dunga... Yeh baat aapko accha lage ya na lage, mujhe usse koi fark nehi padta...' Shashank said facing Padma...
'Ab aap bhi mujhse Armaan ke wajahse behes karenge Shashank...' Padma asked...
'Jab aap behes kar sakte hai toh main kyun nehi Padma... In behes ka koi matlab nehi hai kyunki main khud jaanta hoon Armaan kitna accha ladka hai aur usse jaisa koi nehi milenge humhari Riddhima ke liye...' Shashank said...
'Lekin Shashank Armaan..' Again Padma was cut by Shashank...
'Armaan ab bilkul tik hai aur puri tarah sirf humhari beti tik kar sakte hai Padma yeh aap samajhlo toh aapke liye aur humhare liye accha hoga... Ab isbaare mein koi baat nehi hogi, Armaan aur Riddhima ek dusre koh pasand karte hai toh main dono koh ek hone se nehi rokhunga na aap rokhenge...' Shashank said...

Padma knows now Shashank wouldn't listen to her single word, still not being satisfied Padma let the matter hoping that Armaan keep his words... That is the only way now she could keep them away and make Riddhima to move on if he didn't come in front of her... Shashank look around to see Riddhima still standing, crying not understanding what she should do...

Shashank move close to her hugging her who broke down in his arms, Shashank rubbed her back to make her calm but she kept weeping as Armaan left from her life and she knows Armaan wouldn't let her come anywhere near him knowing Padma isn't happy with their relation what if it was friendship...
'Jao Riddhima, Armaan se baat karo...' Shashank said looking at her face...
'Papa, woh nehi maanenge...' Riddhima said...
'Ek baar baat karke toh dekho bacchi...' Shashank said...

Seeing how Shashank was on her side, Riddhima clean her tears and left to her room to get her keys... As she has come out from the shower, she hasn't comb her hair as it was left like that... So she quickly got ready and left hoping that Armaan would listen to her once... Riddhima kept calling his mobile but he didn't answer as it keeps going to his voice mail...


MALLIK MANSION


Nikki was watching the television as Armaan march in and move towards his room... Nikki saw his face expression and she thought what must has happen to him... Nikki call him but without answering, he just left making Nikki confused with his behavior... Nikki went behind him but before she could catch up, Armaan went inside his room and closed the door locking it...
'Bhai...' Nikki call but she didn't got any answer from him...

Nikki stood calling Armaan but when he didn't reply or she heard any noise from inside, Nikki thought to let him be alone for sometimes hoping that he would come out later... So leaving him, Nikki move down but was surprise to see Riddhima coming inside as worried lines were on her forehead...
'Di...' Nikki move towards her...
'Kido, Armaan kaha hai...' Riddhima asked...
'Bhai toh kamre mein hai, lekin aap iswaqt...' Nikki asked...

Without answering Riddhima move to the stairs to go Armaan's room, Nikki thought to follow but than let it thinking Riddhima must have come due to some work as she used to come to meet Armaan before too... Riddhima look her back to see if Nikki was coming with her but seeing Nikki went to hall area, she was glad that as she don't want them to know yet what has happen back in her house unless she try and talk to Armaan...

So Riddhima quickly move to Armaan room but seeing it was closed, she hold the knob to see it was locked from inside... Riddhima knock two three times but when she didn't get any answer from inside, she calls Armaan but he didn't reply her... Riddhima knows Armaan must be very hurt and she wasn't ready to leave him unless she talk to him...

Riddhima kept pleading him but Armaan didn't answer or neither open the door... Riddhima knows Armaan would keep his word no matter how much it hurts him because he wouldn't care about his feelings but others feelings matter to him...
'Armaan, aap darwaza nehi khola toh main khud koh kuch kardungi...' At last Riddhima said knowing he wouldn't let her hurt herself...

Till then when Riddhima didn't hear a word from Armaan, Riddhima thought to leave... All this while Riddhima had been crying but seeing how determine Armaan was about his decision which he has took in front of Padma, Riddhima thought to follow her heart knowing Armaan wouldn't be able to keep himself away from her for long or let her suffer due to his decision...

Riddhima stood up and clear her tears as she control her tears, very well knowing Nikki was down in the hall she didn't want her to know something has gone wrong between them... Riddhima knows how much NIkki and even Karan love her, also they would talk to Armaan if they come to know about the matter between them... So controlling herself, Riddhima got ready to leave but heard the door knob click open unlocking it...

Riddhima stood for a while hoping Armaan would open it but when he didn't open, she move inside as it was unlocked now... Riddhima look around to see everything neatly arrange, she saw Armaan standing near the window with his back towards her...
'Armaan...' Riddhima call him...
'Riddhima, mujhe pata hai aap mujhe samjhane ke liye aaye ho... Jo bhi Aunty ne kaha, woh sab sahi hai... Aur mujhe khud aapke saath nehi chahiyeh toh aapko mujhe bhulke aage badna chahiyeh...' Armaan said not looking at her...

Riddhima very well understood that Armaan was lying, if he wasn't he would have face her and said this looking at her eyes but not meeting his eyes with hers, it proves he was clearly lying... Riddhima move forward and turn him around but still he stood without looking at her...
'Yeh baat aap meri aankho mein dekh ke kaho Armaan...' Riddhima said...

Riddhima wait for Armaan to look at her and say those words but seeing Armaan just looking at the floor not daring to look at her knowing he can't hide the truth which both knows... Riddhima smile as tears were in her eyes, she knows why he was doing it and she can't blame him for it... It was his decision but he needs to hear her decision too...
'Aapne toh apna faisla mujhe aur meri parents koh suna diya... Ab aap meri faisla sunlo Armaan, main aapse pyar kiya hai... Aur hamesha karta rahunga, koi mujhe nehi rokh sakti... Na aap, na meri ma... Aapko meri saath nehi chahiyeh na Armaan, aap mujhe milenge bhi nehi na... Tik hai, main aapki saamne nehi aaungi... Lekin aap yeh mat sochna main kissi aur se shaadi karungi kyunki woh kabhi nehi hoga... Marjaungi, lekin kissi aur ki patni nehi banungi... Aap mujhse pyar nehi karti na, tik hai main chali jaungi aapke zindagi se...' Riddhima said as it was the best to do for now as Armaan wouldn't listen to her or understand what she was saying at the moment...

When Armaan didn't speak or look at her, Riddhima started to move backwards as her eyes fixed on him... Seeing Armaan wasn't going to make any move to stop her, Riddhima thought to leave giving him time and space... Riddhima run out from the room, she didn't care if anyone see her like that this time... As she came down, she bumped to someone but without daring to look who it was Riddhima left whispering a sorry...
'Riddhima...' Karan call her as she bumped to him but seeing her face, he understood Armaan must have not listen to her...

Karan was in his room when he got a call from Shashank, hearing his tense voice Karan understood something must have happen... When Shashank told him everything that happen, Karan felt bad that Padma wasn't ready to accept Armaan but he understood what Padma must be thinking if she has deny... Karan knows how much stubborn Armaan is, he wouldn't change his decision for anyone what if his happiness laid in it or not...

So as soon as Shashank cut the call, he came out to see Riddhima coming down from the stairs crying as she try to control her sob... When Riddhima didn't stop, Karan move towards Armaan room hoping to talk with him and make him think about his decision one more time before he take any step... Karan knows it would be a hard task as Armaan never be comfortable to share his feelings and emotions with him...

Karan came to Armaan room to see Armaan standing near the window looking out... Karan move towards him and stood behind him to see Armaan looking outside to the blank place as only one thing was going in his mind... Karan knows how much he must be hurt but Karan thought it was time to have some serious talk with him...
'Armaan...' Karan called him to get his attention...
'Dad, aap yaha... Koi kaam ta...' Armaan asked wiping his tears before turning to face Karan...
'Son, don't try to hide it because I know what happen... Shashank ka call aaya ta...' Karan told him why he has come there...
'Toh aapko pata hoga mera kiya decision hai...' Armaan said...
'You love her Son...' Karan said...
'I love her a lot Dad, I love her a lot...' Armaan whisper as he closed his eyes letting the tears fall as Riddhima face flash in front of his eyes...
'Phir kyun usko rola rahi ho...' Karan asked...
'Dad, main Aunty ke khilaf jaakhe usse rishta nehi jhod sakta...' Armaan said...
'Padma se zyada tumhe Riddhima ki feelings ki parwa karna chahiyeh Armaan...' Karan said...
'Lekin dad...' Armaan was cut by Karan...
'Armaan, Son I know what u must be thinking but we can't make everyone happy... Whatever Padma think about you, its her thought which we can't change... Not everyone get their true love in their life Armaan and when your love has come to accept you as the way you are, why you are letting it go... Armaan, Riddhima would never complain about your health because she very well understand your condition... Yeh baat sahi hai, koi aur ladki aapse shaadi karne ke liye raazi ho skte hai lekin issiliyeh nehi hoga kyunki usse tumse pyar ho balki issiliye kyunki you are well known person the business industry...' Karan said...
'But Dad, this is not good...' Armaan said...
'Son, if she has decide to spend her rest of life with you... No one can change her decision, not even you or god... She has accepted you from her heart and we can't make her change it Armaan... If you are stubborn, she is stubborn too because when a girl who truly love someone she wouldn't take her word back for anyone... When she don't care about what others must be thinking, why it's bothering to you Armaan... Armaan, if u want to know if Riddhima could do anything just to be with you... Than ok, take her test by keeping your words but don't make it too late Armaan... Don't let her suffer too long that she lose hopes to get her true love which make her take a decision that you regret later... I m sure, if today she left you it's because she wanted to give you space and time to think about it... I know u wouldn't take a wrong decision, think once again Son...' Karan said...

Karan left Armaan knowing he would need time to think over it.. Armaan kept looking outside as his mind was busy trying to understand what his father has just said... Armaan knows, he wasn't doing justice with Riddhima... It wasn't her fault that she loves him and her mother is not ready to accept him... Armaan was thinking if he was doing right or wrong as it wasn't in Riddhima hand that she lost her heart to him...


THREE MONTHS LATER


As Riddhima and Armaan decided, they didn't cross their path but both check through Nikki if the other is well or not... Armaan got a new project and he got a chance to leave the country for two months... Both were feeling bad as Armaan wasn't willing to change his decision and because of it Riddhima wasn't also trying to contact him... While Armaan try to be normal with his family, things has change in Riddhima family...

From that day Riddhima return from Armaan house, she has stop talking with Padma... Riddhima spends most of her time in hospital and even nights without going home as she don't want to be under same roof with her mother who didn't care about her feelings... Riddhima knows due to her behavior, Shashank was hurt a lot but she didn't feel to enter the house as she don't want another fight with Padma...

Shashank didn't force Riddhima for anything and let her deal with her emotions... Slowly, Padma was breaking not to see Riddhima in the house most of the days and nights... Padma try to show it wasn't effecting her but she was breaking from inside thinking just because of her one decision her only child was going away from her...

Padma got to know from Shashank that Armaan has left the country for two months, Padma knows it would keep Riddhima out from the house thinking because Padma is the reason to any decision Armaan take in his life... Neither Shashank or Karan try to talk their children giving them time, Nikki also got to know about it the very same day when she saw Riddhima left from the house crying so she was willing to give information to each other whenever they want to know about the other...

As the days past after Armaan left, Riddhima didn't come home for two months... Padma totally broke seeing how her daughter has shut her completely as she knows Shashank would meet her in hospital where Padma didn't go much as she was always busy in her own life... Padma understood that she needs to take the first step to make things right in her daughter's life so she wait for Shashank to come as she can't pretend anymore that she don't care about her daughter absent...

It was around 11 pm when Shashank has come and seeing Padma awake, he thought to ask her as he has seen how she had been restless from last few days... Shashank knows it was due to Riddhima but he didn't say a single word because he wants Padma to understand in whom their daughter's happiness laid and accept it for the sake of her...
'Aap soyi nehi...' Shashank asked...
'Shashank, Riddhima nehi aayi...' Padma asked...

It was the first time from last three months that Padma took Riddhima's name... Shashank knew, she wouldn't be able to hold herself... How can a mother be angry or upset with her child just because she isn't willing to follow her decision... When Shashank didn't respond her, Padma shake him bringing him out from his trace...
'Haan woh hospital pe hai...' Shashank said...
'Aap chaliye...' Padma said...
'Is waqt...??? Kaha...???' Shashank asked...
'Humhari Riddhima koh lene... Ab bohot hogaya Shashank, main apni beti koh waapas lekar aaungi...' Padma said...
'Padma...' Shashank was cut by Padma...
'Nehi Shashank, maanti hoon maine galat kiya uske aur Armaan ke saath... Lekin woh aise kaise ghar chodke hospital pe rahengi... Aur aap bhi mujhse itni din tak kuch nehi kaha...' Padma said...
'Padma, kiya kehti main... Main chahta ta aap khud yeh baat samajhe... Aapki ek decision ke wajahse, aap khud apne beti koh aapse dur kardiya... Aap koh dusron ki nehi balki apni beti ki fikar karna chahiyeh ti Padma... Aapko pata hai, aapse zyada woh mujhse close kyun hai... Padma, main yeh complain karne ke liye nehi kehrahi hoon... Maine aapko aazadi diya hai, lekin aapne apne azaadi mein yeh bhul gayi aapki beti hai jisko aapki zarurat hai har kadam mein... Aap chahte toh aap abhi bhi sab kuch tik kar sakte hai Padma, apni beti koh waapas lao aur uske life mein khushi lana hai toh uski Armaan koh uske zindagi mein waapas lao...' Shashank said...
'Pehle main apni bacchi se mil lun... Uske baad main sab kuch tik kardungi Shashank...' Padma said...
'Mujhe pata ta aap samjhenge... Chalo hum apni beti koh ghar waapas le aati hai...' Shashank said...


HOSPITAL,
RIDDHIMA'S CABIN


Riddhima was trying to keep her eyes open but due to lack of sleep from last few months, she was having difficulty to keep herself awake... From the day Armaan left the country, Riddhima has stop entering her own house... It has been days that she spend her days and nights in hospital but she used to go so she could change and rest before coming back to resume her duty...

Riddhima knows she was hurting not only her father but her mother too with her behavior but she wants her mother to understand how much she needs Armaan in her life, not any other guy... Just because he has a past, how can a mother let it effect on their future... How much she miss her mother, wanted to see her mother she didn't want to go back home unless her mother didn't realize how wrong she has done with Armaan...

Yes, Riddhima believe that Padma has done very wrong with Armaan but not with her... Riddhima believes that Padma would react like that being the girl's mother but how can she not think about another person emotions before hurting them so deeply... So Riddhima decide that, unless Padma didn't understand them, their love for each other, she wouldn't go in front of her like she promise Armaan she wouldn't go in front of him...

Not caring that Padma would be waiting for her or Shashank would wait for her back in home, she started to live in hospital... She used her cabin washroom to get fresh up while she has got some extra cloths so she could change everyday without going home... Riddhima eat foods in cafe' but hardly she eats. she keep herself in alive most of the time with strong coffee or hot chocolate which she loves but now a days, she force those down in her throat... She sleeps most the time in her cabin or use the room where doctors could rest when they are on calls...

Riddhima don't want anyone to feel pitty on her seeing her condition, she has been always a strong person in front of others... Only her close friend and Shashank knows how much emotional person Riddhima is from inside when anything happen to her love ones but today, Riddhima was just hiding all the emotions in her heart without showing it to her close friend or her own father...

As Riddhima try to keeps her eyes open, her mind was on Armaan and the happening in her life... She still not believe that her mother hasn't come to talk her, take her back in home... Somewhere, Riddhima has a little hope because she knows in her mother life she wasn't so much important atleast not before her mother's own happiness...

Riddhima was happy that at least Shashank try to take her home but Riddhima like always manage to make him not force her for long knowing she would end up agreeing him but at the moment, Riddhima felt that it was important for Padma to realized Riddhima has all the right to choose and decide what she wants in her life... At the moment, so much was going in Riddhima heart and mind... Everything which comes in her mind was related to Armaan, it start with him and it end on him...


RIDDHIMA POV START


It's been almost three months that I haven't seen Armaan, Armaan has stop coming for his monthly check up after the incident... Knowing he needs to continue his treatment, I ask Nikki to take him to another doctor who work with me... As decide, we didn't come in front of each other and when I got to know that he is leaving the country for two months I felt my heart totally broke...

It's not Armaan hasn't go out of country before but after I had met him and due to his health, Karan uncle hasn't send him out but this time Armaan was determine to take the project on his hands so he could keep himself busy and I knew why he was doing it...

Tears form in my eyes when it remind me of the day I left Mallik Mansion... I couldn't help but always keep imagine Armaan expression of the day when he heard what my mother think about him and blame him for his health which is not in his hand or which he don't do purposely...

I know how much painful that day was, for few days I haven't slept proper but kept myself busy in work ignoring everything else around me, if there was anything I couldn't ignore than it was only Armaan... His expression, his eyes which shows how much pain was in his heart to hurt me the moment he said he don't wish to have me in his life... I knew it was pure lie because it was shown in his eyes which speak the truth emotions of his heart...

How much my heart was bleeding that time and still now, I know his heart much be bleeding too maybe more than mine... After his mother death, I know somehow my present make him believe that there are people who he should live for accepting the bitter truth of his life... Neither him or I think something like this would happen in our life but I wasn't surprise at all to know my own mother didn't want to accept my love to him or him as my partner...

I don't care and I really mean it when I say this, agree she is my mother but she isn't the one who would be starting a new life with someone... I know how difficult it would be for me to meet another person as I have already lost my heart to Armaan seeing how much love he has in his heart for his family and specially to his mother...

I always believe, before Armaan come in my life that a guy who loves his mother and sister would be the best person for any girl... I always wanted someone like my father, as he is a gem of a person who loves his family and give the space, right and freedom to do anything because he has the trust between him and every single person who is close to his heart...

Armaan was just like my father, a kind and good person from heart who think about others before his own happiness... It wasn't the first time that Armaan has proven that his feelings or emotions aren't important because he can do anything to keep the other person happy and if he has to leave from that particular person life or hurt them while hurting himself, he wouldn't step back...

I know Armaan would be thinking I might forget about him but he was so wrong to think like that... Armaan might think I would try to live normally as if nothing happen but again he was wrong because I had to leave everything because it reminds me of him, no one else... I know Armaan wouldn't in his widest dream would think that I would stop talking to my mother but again he was wrong thinking I might forgive my mother just because she is a mother, who gave birth to me to bring me in this world...

How can Armaan even think that I would just let things goes easily when he has become my life... He very well knows I have never get the love a child should get from her/his mother... From the beginning, my mother has been always busy in her own life and when the time come for me to choose my life partner, how can I let her decide it just because she is my mother...

What if she is my mother, she just can't blame someone because she thinks what the world would think about him... When there is nothing wrong with Armaan, why she has to blame him just because he has suffer from mental trauma... Why don't she understand that it can make him right with love and care when the person like Armaan needs...

I know Armaan was hell bend not to try and understand me or my feelings but what's wrong with my mother... Why she was letting me suffer along with Armaan... Don't she really love me, does only the others people matter to her more than her own daughter, her own blood... If she is hell bend on not to accepting the truth, than I wouldn't forgive her too unless she try and understand me...

Yes, I have decided long before that if I marry anyone than it would be only Armaan... If my mother isn't willing to accept him, than I wouldn't forgive her for making my life difficult to live away from my love... If I can't have my love in my life than my mother has to forget me as well than only she will understand what true love means if she truely love me being her daughter...


RIDDHIMA POV END


Forgetting she has to read the file, Riddhima mind was busy thinking about her life which has take an unexpected turn... Riddhima knows she was acting childish by leaving her own house like that but wasn't Padma behaving immature being the mother of her... Riddhima was ready to change her decision of not going home if Padma comes to her and agree to bring back her Armaan in her life but she didn't have hope Padma would be coming any sooner...

Soon Riddhima was sleeping resting her head on the table in sitting position as she couldn't keep her eyes open for long... Due to lack of sleep and food, Riddhima health has started to go down but without caring about her health, she kept herself busy all these days but she let enough food go inside her system so she could keep herself on her feet... Being unaware that soon her wait would come to an end, Riddhima slept with a hope that soon her mother and Armaan would understand her pain...


OUTSIDE RIDDHIMA'S CABIN


Shashank lead Padma to Riddhima's cabin as he ask nurse in the front desk where she is at the moment... Shashank knows Riddhima's duty has finished four hours ago but he don't know after that if she would be in her cabin or cafe'... From last few days Shashank has spot Riddhima in fire escape several times in duty hours or after duty, crying silently thinking about her life which wasn't easy for her at the moment...

So Shashank wants to make sure if she is in any emergency or not, hoping that he would find her in her cabin at this hour not if he would go and look for her at cafe' or fire escape leaving Padma in her cabin... To their luck, Riddhima was in her cabin and both stop outside as they saw Riddhima sleeping in sitting position with her head on the table over the file...

Shashank felt bad to see his princess sleeping in uncomfortable position, he look towards Padma to see trying to understand the colors showing on her face... For the first time from few days, Shashank saw sorrow in Padma face and tears in her eyes which ressemble their daughter eyes... Both mother and daughter has same color eyes which attractive many people, even Shashank was a die hard one for their eyes and he was the happiest person when he first time saw Riddhima eyes were matching Padma's eyes...

Moving close to Padma, putting his arm around her shoulder pulling her close to him Shashank rubbed her arms knowing she needs it badly at the moment... Shashank was glad to see slowly Padma was breaking seeing their daughter suffering due to her one decision... Shashank knows, Padma wouldn't be able to hold herself for long after all she is a mother before being a friend of some people who she don't have any relation in blood...

Padma look at Shashank as she felt how she had been hurting her daughter all these days, she has realized the day Riddhima has stop coming home that it was her fault to separate her from the person she loves most after her parents... It was her ego and stubbornness that she didn't want to agree what Riddhima wants as it was first time that Riddhima didn't agree with her in any decision she took for her...

Padma hardly take any decision in Riddhima's life because she was too busy in her own life impressing her friends... It was always Shashank who stood by Riddhima and Padma agree she has ignore Riddhima still now for her happiness knowing Shashank would take good care of their daughter... When Riddhima first time deny to follow her request, Padma felt betray and it hurt her ego badly...

After few days not seeing Riddhima, Padma realized it was her fault that Riddhima isn't close to her... Many times she ask Shashank about Riddhima well being and whereabouts because she has always been busy ignoring their daughter when she needs her most, more than she needs her father...
'Padma...' Shashank call her seeing her lost, looking at their daughter...
'I make a big mistake Shashank, how can I never see how much our daughter loves Armaan...' Padma said...
'Nehi Padma, jo bhi huva anjaane mein huva... Aur sirf Riddhima nehi, Armaan bhi usse utna pyar karta hai Padma...' Shashank said...
'Haan Shashank, shayad main galat ti maine Armaan koh Riddhima ke zindagi se jaane pe majboor kiya... Riddhima mujhe kabhi maaf nehi karenge...' Padma said letting the tears finally fall from her eyes...
'Woh zarur maaf karenge tumhe Padma, woh jitna mujhse pyar karta hai utna aapse bhi pyar karti hai...' Shashank said...
'Pyar karti toh woh itni din tak ghar kyun nehi aayi Shashank, jo ghar sirf humhara nehi balki uska bhi hai..' Padma said...
'Jaise aapke paas reason ti Armaan koh tukra ne ka, uske paas bhi reason hogi Padma... Main chahta toh main bohot pehle Riddhima koh ghar la sakti ti lekin baat aapki aur uske beech huva ta... Toh aap dono mein se kissi ek koh pehle gadam lena hoga Padma... Aap uske ma hai, bacche kitna bhi rut kyun na hojae woh apni ma ke baat zarur maante... Aur hum apni beti ki baat kar rahi hoon Padma, jo beti humhare khushi ke liye kuch bhi kar sakte hai lekin if she feels its right thing to do...' Shashank said...
'Yeh aapne tik kaha Shashank lekin meri jaise ma ke baat kyun maannenge Riddhima, jiske zindagi mein first priority uski beti nehi balki apni khushi ti...' Padma said...
'Aapne realized kiya yeh baat Padma, its enough for us... Aap sab kuch tik karna chahte toh ek koshish karke dekho Padma, aise haar mat maano bina koshish kare... Sab tik hoga, main hamesha aapke saath hoon...' Shashank said...
'Kiya Riddhima meri baat sunengi...' Padma asked...
'Jaise maine kaha, koshish karke dekho... Woh zarur apni ma ki baat sunenge aur aapko uski zindagi mein khushi laana hai toh pehla gadam abhi se uske taraf badao Padma... Uske haat pakadke, usse uski khushiyon ke taraf lejao... Kyunki uske khushi, humhari khushi hai...' Shashank said...

Shashank move towards the door and open it for Padma as he wait for her to enter Riddhima's cabin... Clearing her tears,  Padma slowly move inside still not moving her eyes from Riddhima's face which was hiding with some of her hair... For a second, Padma stop not being sure if she should do it or not... Shashank touch his hand one Padma back making her look towards him, Shashank blink his eyes as if saying everything would be back to normal soon but she needs to take the first step...

Letting a deep breath, Padma move close to Riddhima caring her hair with her shaking hand... Riddhima sleep was disturb with Padma touch, she slowly open her eyes close it back as her eyes were filled with sleep... Padma look towards Shashank who gave a small smile to her nodding his head as if asking her to go on...  Padma look back at her, moving the hairs off from her face knowing it must be disturbing her...
'Sone doh na ma...' Riddhima said in sleepy tone making both Padma and Shashank smile...

Padma look at Shashank who move towards them knowing how Padma must be feeling the moment because Riddhima could feel her present in her sleep... It's not every time that Padma would wake her or check if she has gone to bed after a busy day but sometimes she do check if she didn't see her whole day after all she is a mother and how can she not check on her daughter...

Padma and Shashank look back at Riddhima who try to go back to sleep but they know she was in uncomfortable position and it wouldn't let her sleep... When Padma continue caring her hair, Riddhima hold it putting it close to her cheek as she try to go back to sleep...
'Ghar chalo beti...' Padma call her...

Hearing someone speaking, Riddhima look towards her... It took sometimes for Riddhima to realized Padma was standing in front of her... Riddhima look at the hand she was holding and when she saw it was Padma hand, Riddhima let it go as if her hand got burn touching something hot... Padma felt bad to see Riddhima reaction but she hold herself thinking Riddhima might be shock seeing her there...

Riddhima stood up seeing Padma, feeling someone touch her shoulder Riddhima look her other side to see Shashank standing with them... Riddhima gave a small smile to him as Shashank hugs her, Padma stood watching how closed Riddhima was with her father...
'Ghar chalo princess...' Shashank said...
'Papa...' Riddhima try to deny but Padma speak cutting her...
'Mujhe maaf kardo Riddhima...' Padma said...

Riddhima look towards Padma to see her standing not looking at them as she stood looking at her palm, hearing Padma voice after days and the shake in her voice Riddhima understood she must be crying... When Riddhima didn't say anything, Padma look towards her... Seeing Riddhima blank expression as she try to understand if Padma has really ask for forgiveness, Padma joint her hand again lowering her head...
'Main jaanti hoon meri wajahse tumhe aur Armaan koh bohot takleef sehna pada... Ek moka doh is ma koh Riddhima, main sab kuch tik karna chahti hoon... Lekin pehle tum ghar chalo beti, phir main Armaan se khud baat karke usko shaadi ke liye manaunga...' Padma said as tears started to fall from her eyes...
'Aapne Armaan koh bohot hurt kiya hai...' Riddhima said...
'Jaanti hoon aur main ab usse maafi maang ke sab kuch tik kardungi beti, please tum ghar chalo...' Padma said looking at her...

Riddhima knows Padma was feeling guilty for hurting her and Armaan, but Riddhima heart wasn't willing to forget whatever Padma has done making them suffer for all these days... Riddhima knows she can't ignore her for long, one day she has to go back home so Riddhima thought to let the ego side and agree to go home...
'Papa, main ghar chalungi... Lekin mujhe tohda waqt chahiyeh normal ho ne ke liye... Main chaahkar bhi yeh baat nehi bhul paungi meri ma ki wajahse mujhe itna dard mila, aur Armaan koh bhi... Armaan maangaye toh main aage badungi lekin Armaan na maane toh mujhe khud pata nehi main kiya kar beitun...' Riddhima said collecting her purse and mobile...
'Riddhima yeh aap...' Shashank was cut by Riddhima...
'Sahi bol rahi hoon Papa, ek baar phir Armaan ne mujhe tukraya toh main jee nehi paungi...' Riddhima said...
'Main sab kuch tik kardungi Riddhima, meri wajahse yeh sab huva toh ab yeh meri zimmedaari hai...' Padma said...

Without saying anything, Riddhima move out from her cabin letting Shashank and Padma follow her... As Riddhima has her car, she left in her car alone... Shashank and Padma follow Riddhima car in Shashank car as they want to make sure Riddhima reach home safely seeing how weak she was looking... Both were happy when Riddhima finally came home and went to her room...


CANADA,
ARMAAN POV START


I look around the unfamiliar room where I had been staying from last two months, nothing seems interest around me after I left Riddhima because her mother wasn't happy with our relation... I wasn't aware that Riddhima was in love with me unless that day but sadly, it turn out to be the another sad day of my life after death of my mother...

My happiness was crash down under the ground when I got to know her mother wasn't happy about it knowing Riddhima loves someone like me... I don't blame Padma Aunty for that because she has all the right to think about Riddhima's future being her mother... I know, Riddhima must have known that I have feelings for her... I m very bad lie to her when I m in front of her...

Remembering about Riddhima, I saw her imagine in front of my eyes, the day she left from my house when I told her that I don't wish to have her in my life... I know she didn't believe me but also I know she wouldn't do anything which may hurt her parents... How much I want to hug her that day, Padma Aunty words make me hurt her so that she try to move on and forget about me...

It was the reason that I took this project but now it has been complete, it was time for me to return back home... Where my father and sister would be waiting for me, I know if things were like before between me and Riddhima, she would also be there to welcome me but sadly things didn't turn the way we wish...

I let my body fall on the bed without changing cloths, I had keep myself busy so I wouldn't get time to think about Riddhima but seems like my mind and heart wasn't in my control anymore... My day start thinking about Riddhima and end thinking about her... I got to know from Nikki that she has been spending much time in hospital, she hardly enter her house after that day...

I was hoping that Riddhima would soon be back to normal but how wrong I was... Dad was right when he try to make me understand how strong Riddhima's feelings were for me, he was right that no one can make Riddhima forget me and move on as if nothing happen... Seems like things are hell bend to happen the way neither I or Riddhima think because I heard from Nikki few days before that Riddhima has stop going home totally from last two months...

I know Riddhima would be blaming Padma Aunty for separating us but I believe, Padma Aunty was right in her place... How can any mother agree to give her child to someone like me, there is no guaranty that I would be in sense for much time... How Am I support to take care of Riddhima if anything happen with me that makes me behave like a child again...

I wanted to talk Riddhima but I can't do it because I can't go against the words I have given to a mother... I know Riddhima wouldn't believe me but I thought, Riddhima will soon forgive her mother but she cares about me so much that she isn't willing to forgive her own mother for hurting me because she deeply love me... I never thought, things will go so wrong if I leave the country...

I wanted to give Riddhima time to accept that we can't be together and she should move on... I was wrong, so wrong that Riddhima would move on like another girl... It didn't happen, because Riddhima loves me not my wealth... Riddhima was determine to be in my life and if she can't than she was willing to leave everything what if she has to leave her own parent...

I close my eyes as Riddhima face came in front of my eyes again, I felt a sharp pain in my heart thinking what Riddhima must be doing or thinking to do with her life... Till know, she seems not willing to forgot anything or forgive Padma Aunty... I thought I should talk to Nikki and make her talk Riddhima for once so Riddhima will think about it once again because we have our whole life ahead and we can't just let it go thinking about something which may not happen...

Hoping that Riddhima would soon accept the truth and move on, I close my eyes to get some sleep before I get ready to go back home... How I wish to meet Riddhima but I know, it can't happen... Not unless, Padma Aunty think I m the right guy for Riddhima... Not right to be her life partner or maybe not her friend either...


ARMAAN POV END


THREE DAYS LATER,
MALLIK MANSION


Nikki was in home waiting for Armaan, she was very happy to have Armaan back after two whole months... Nikki miss her brother a lot as Karan would be in office most of the time and Armaan hardly call her through skype as he kept himself busy in the project saying he needs to concentrate on work rather talking with her... Nikki knows why Armaan was keeping himself busy in work, she felt really bad to see how her two favorite people are not happy in their life anymore...

Nikki was lost thinking about Armaan and Riddhima when she heard a car pulling in front of the main door... Thinking it must be Karan with Armaan, she went to welcome her brother but was surprise to see Shashank and Padma there...
'Aap dono, namaste...' Nikki said greeting them as she was surprise to see them, specially Padma...
'Jeete raho beti, kyun hum log koh aana mana hai...' Shashank asked giving bless to her...
'Nehi woh, Dad ghar par nehi hai toh...' Nikki stop feeling awkward as she never met them alone, Armaan or Karan always would be with her...
'Haan humein pata hai Karan, Armaan koh lene gaye hai... Hum Armaan se toh milne aaya hoon...' Shashank said...
'Oh, andar aao uncle... Aunty, kaise ho aap...' Nikki asked...
'Tik hoon, tum kaise ho...' Padma asked...
'Main bhi tik hoon, aap log kiya lenge...' Nikki asked as she took them to the hall...
'Arey formality kyun beti, humein kuch nehi chahiyeh...' Shashank said...
'Woh Uncle, aap log itni din baad aayi na issiliye... Waise Riddhima didi kaisi hai...' Nikki asked...

Padma look at Shashank who look towards her, true Riddhima has come back home but her behavior was still same towards Padma... It seems like Riddhima has forgot to smile or live her life and it make Padma feel guilty more for ruining her happiness...

Seeing their expression, Nikki felt it wasn't a good question to ask but what can she do... She was missing Riddhima so much as she didn't come home and Nikki can't go to meet her because Riddhima stay in hospital most of the time... Nikki didn't want to disturb Riddhima by going her work place so she avoid going hospital thinking one day Riddhima would come to meet her or make plan to meet outside like they do before she stop coming to Mallik Mansion...

Before anyone could say anything, they heard Karan and Armaan coming inside talking... Karan was happy to have his son back in home while Armaan try to smile trying not to think about Riddhima... Unaware of Shashank and Padma present, Armaan came forward calling Nikki... Armaan stop seeing Shashank and Padma as his smile fade which didn't reach his eyes...

Nikki move towards Armaan, welcoming him with a hug... Karan was surprise to see Padma there but he was already aware that Shashank would be coming to meet them as Shashank has inform before... Karan told Shashank, Armaan was coming back today and Shashank was happy that he would be able to meet him... Only Karan wasn't aware that Padma would be coming along Shashank but he thought not to say anything as he don't know why Padma has come...

Shashank move to Armaan congratulating him for completing the project which was a success, he got to know this from Karan as he call him to inform he would be coming to meet them... Actually Padma wants to talk with Karan before she talk to Armaan about Riddhima and accepting her in his life if he loves her...
'Kaise ho Armaan...' Padma asked seeing Armaan still staring at her...
'Tik hoon Aunty, aap kaise ho...' Armaan asked not to make things awkward between them...
'Kuch bhi tik nehi hai...' Padma said...
'Kyun...' Armaan asked...
'Jabse maine kaha tumse main tumhara aur Riddhima ki rishte ke liye kabhi nehi maanungi, tabse Riddhima badhal gayi hai... Usne jeena chod diya Armaan, sirf tum ho jo phirse usse jeena sikha sakte ho...' Padma said...
'Nehi Aunty, main uske liye sahi nehi hoon... I m sorry, main usse accept nehi kar sakti...' Armaan said...
'Aisa mat kaho Armaan, Riddhima tumhari bina nehi reh paenge...' Padma said...
'Armaan, ab Padma bhabhi bol rahi hai toh maanjao...' Karan said...
'Nehi Dad, main sahi nehi hoon Riddhima ke liye... Uske liye mujhse acche ladka miljaenge...' Armaan said...
'Lekin Riddhima koh sirf tum chahiyeh apni zindagi mein Armaan, woh kissi aur ke baare mein sochne ke liye tayyar nehi hai...' Shashank said...
'Kab tak woh mana karenge uncle, kuch din mein sab tik hoga...' Armaan said...
'Woh zindagi bar dard sehne ke liye tayyar hai Armaan, lekin woh kabhi kissi aur koh apne zindagi mein aane nehi denge tumhari siwa...' Padma said...

Armaan didn't say anything, he knows he can't say anything about it suddenly... Maybe today Padma came asking for Riddhima happiness from him but what if she again blame him in future... Armaan can't take anyone hateness towards him because he can't see anyone upset or hate him... Without answering, Armaan left making Padma helpless as tears fall from her eyes seeing today Armaan reject her daughter just like she has reject him...


GUPTA MANSION


Riddhima was sitting in the hall waiting for Shashank and Padma, she got to know from a servant that they has gone to Mallik Mansion to meet Armaan who return from Canada today... Riddhima knows Padma must have gone to talk Armaan but she has a feeling that Armaan wouldn't accept her easily... Not when once Padma has reject him to be life partner of Riddhima...

After an hour, Riddhima saw Padma and Shahank coming... Seeing Padma expression, Riddhima understood that Armaan didn't agree to their proposal... Not wanting to ask or talk about the matter, Riddhima stood up to leave... Shashank stop her seeing she was making her way out, Padma also look at her helplessly...
'Kaha jaa rahe ho princess...' Shashank asked...
'Papa, maine kaha ta main yaha nehi reh sakti...' Riddhima said...
'Riddhi...' Padma was cut by Riddhima...
'Please Ma, main yaha rahungi toh jee nehi paungi... Maine aapse pehle bhi kaha ta, main Armaan ke bina nehi reh sakti...' Riddhima said shouting at them before leaving the house...

Shashank and Padma move behind her but Riddhima left in her car without listening to them... Padma fell down on her knee seeing her daughter left the house once again, Shashank stood not understanding what to do... Seeing Padma break down, Shashank couldn't leave her and go behind Riddhima... Shashank thought, he would go and check on her later thinking she would go back to hospital because its her second home and she would have no other place to go other than hospital...


MID NIGHT


Armaan was trying to sleep when Nikki came inside with a bang making Armaan startled, Armaan was surprise to see Nikki at this time as it was past 12... Armaan was wondering why Nikki has bang in his room at this hour as she very well know he sleep earlier but for some reason he wasn't able to sleep tonight...
'Kiya huva Niks, tum iswaqt...' Armaan asked...
'Woh bhai, Riddhima Didi...' Nikki was cut by Armaan...
'Riddhima...??? Kiya huva usko...' Armaan asked moving out from the bed...
'Woh abhi tak ghar nehi pocha, uncle ka phone aaya ta Dad koh... Woh afternoon mein gussa hokar nikli kyunki...' Nikki stop knowing Armaan would feel bad hearing because of him she left her family...
'Kyunki maine mana kardiya...' Armaan asked being surprise with this information...

Nikki nod her head answering Armaan, Armaan quickly move to the wardrobe taking a t.shirt as he wore a short which ends up to his knee... Before Nikki could ask anything, Armaan left from room making Nikki run after him...
'Arey bhai, aap kaha jaa rahe ho...' Nikki asked...
'Riddhima koh dhundne...' Armaan said...
'Kaha dhundenge usse Armaan...' Karan asked as he was already in the hall as it was him who send Nikki to inform Armaan about Riddhima being missing...
'Pata nehi...' Armaan said as only one thing was going in his mind at the moment...
'Bhai, Didi ki phone bhi off hai... Itni raat koh aap...' Nikki stop seeing Armaan left without letting her continue...

Nikki look at Karan who just sit looking at them, Nikki move inside sitting next to him... Karan look at his mobile as he type a msg to someone and Nikki understood to whom Karan was msging at this time... Nikki rest her head closing her eyes,  Karan patted her head...
'Tum jaakhe sojao..' Karan said...
'Lekin Dad...' Nikki was cut by Karan...
'Tumhari bhai, Riddhima koh dhundke sahi salaamat uske ghar chod denge...' Karan said...
'Kiya bhai maanenge...' Nikki asked...
'Riddhima mana lenge...' Karan said...


CLIFF


Riddhima was sitting on the end of the cliff with her legs hanging down, she wasn't scared that she might fall any moment if she get unbalance... Riddhima was looking at the sky which has no moon and stars... It was just darkness around everywhere, just like the darkness in her life... Tears were continuously falling from her eyes as she remember Armaan rejecting her...

Riddhima knows no one would find her there as it was her and Armaan spot, Riddhima knows Armaan wouldn't come and maybe her parent wouldn't inform them... At the moment, Riddhima didn't wish to live another day without Armaan but thinking what might happen to Armaan if she hurt herself because she knows what if Armaan deny to accept her, he still loves her like she do...

So thinking to spend sometimes alone and go back to home, Riddhima sit thinking about her life which has no happiness left... She never thought, she would be going against her own mother but she was not liking the fact that whatever was happening between her and Armaan, it was because of her own mother...

Riddhima was lost in her trace when she felt someone present, she was wondering who it might be because other than Armaan and her, no one else knows about this place... Riddhima look around to see a figure moving towards her, she try to see the person face...
'Armaan...' his name escape from Riddhima mouth...
'Riddhima, waha kyun beite ho... Uto waha se...' Armaan ask coming holding out his hand to her...
'Kyun aaye ho yaha aap...' Riddhima asked turning her face and looking back to the sky...
'Tumhari Papa aur ma...' Armaan was cut by Riddhima...
'Kissi koh meri parwa karne ki zarurat nehi hai...' Riddhima said...
'Riddhima...' Armaan was cut by Riddhima...
'Mujhe akela chod do Armaan, mujhe kissi se na tumse baat karni hai...' Riddhima said...

Armaan knows Riddhima wouldn't listen to him so he pull Riddhima making her stand close to him... Riddhima try to move out from Armaan hold but Armaan hold her close to him as he kept looking at her face which Riddhima try not to show him...
'Leave me Armaan, aapko meri saamne aana nehi chahiyeh...' Riddhima said...
'Kyun...' Armaan asked as he look at her face which was pale...

It's been more than three months that he hasn't seen her face and that too this close... Armaan felt how much weak she has got, how wrong he was thinking Riddhima would take care of herself but seeing her, Armaan understood she hasn't be taking care...
'Kyunki aapko main apni life mein chahiyeh nehi... Aapko meri saath nehi chahiyeh toh kyun aaye ho dekhne main zinda hoon ya margayi...' Riddhima said screaming pushing Armaan away...

Armaan stood rooted on his spot hearing Riddhima words, he could feel the pain in her voice... Armaan understood that he has hurt her to no limit... Riddhima stood looking at Armaan as she was also seeing him after three long months... Riddhima don't know if she should be happy or angry because she miss him but was very upset with him for not trying to meet or talk her all this days...

Tears were falling from Riddhima eyes, she was feeling so helpless at the moment seeing Armaan in front of her... Riddhima don't want to break down but she couldn't be strong for much time knowing only her break down can make Armaan think about her...
'Chali jao Armaan, please mujhe akela chod do...' Riddhima said falling down on her knee...
'Riddhima main...' Armaan was helpless to see Riddhima breaking down badly...
'Armaan, maine aapse kaha main aapke bina nehi rehpaungi... Aapko meri saath nehi rehna toh aap please mujhe akele chod doh... Please Armaan, main aur pretend nehi kar sakti hoon... Main tut chuki hoon, mujh mein aur himmat nehi hai... Khud koh khatam nehi karpaungi main, kyunki main aapko dukh nehi de sakte...' Riddhima said hiding her face in palm...
'I m sorry Riddhima...' Armaan said sitting in front of her on his knee...
'Aap kyun sorry bol rahe ho Armaan, shayad aapko main pasand nehi hoon ismein aapko mujhe maafi maang ne ki zarurat nehi hai... Aapko pura hak hai apne liye kissi koh bhi pasand karne ka... I m sorry, maine itni din aapke liye inthizaar kiya... Yeh socha aapko main pasand hoon, aap mujhse pyar karti hai jaise main aapse pyar karta hoon... Lekin kitni galat ti na main... Aap sahi ho, main hi galat hoon... Ab hum dono ke liye accha yehi hoga, hum kabhi na mile... I m sorry...' Riddhima said standing up wiping her tears...
'Riddhima, meri baat toh suno...' Armaan said seeing Riddhima move to leave...
'Ab kuch nehi bacha kehne sunne ke liye Armaan... Mere liye yeh mushkil mat karo aap, main koshish karungi jeene ki kyunki mere liye yeh aasaan nehi hoga... Lekin main aapko force karke apne saath nehi baand sakte Armaan jab aapke dil mein mere liye aisa koi ehsaas nehi hai...' Riddhima said moving ahead...
'Ehsaas hai Riddhima...' Armaan said making Riddhima stop on the spot...

Riddhima felt herself froze on the stop hearing those words, from three months she has been waiting to hear this but Armaan deny saying he don't wish to have her in his life... Riddhima know he was lying and today, Riddhima knows Armaan would confess if she make him realized he will loose her if he didn't speak out his heart in front of her...

Small smile on her lips realizing it was time, finally Armaan would confess his feelings for her... Riddhima knows Armaan must be thinking what the same happen in future after they got married... Maybe that's why Armaan didn't agree on the proposal but how long will he pretend that he has no feelings towards her...
'Bohot pyar hai Riddhima, lekin main nehi chahta tumhari ma mujhe blame kare future mein... Mujhe pata hai maine tumhe dukh diya tumhe tukra ke jab ki tumhari koi galati nehi ti... Lekin mujhe darta isbaat ka kahin tum bhi regret na kare...' Armaan said...
'Aap mujhe itna hi jaan gaya ta Armaan, aapne aisa socha bhi kaise Armaan main kabhi regret karungi... Aapko meri aankhon mein dikhti nehi kiya main aapse kitna pyar karti hoon...' Riddhima ask looking towards him...
'Khud par yakeen nehi ta Riddhima, I don't know when I may lose my mind again...' Armaan said...
'Issiliye aap mujhe khud se dur karenge jab ki aapko pata hai main aapko kuch hone nehi dunga... Jab aapko pata hai mujhe aapse koi shikayat nehi hai, aap jaise ho waise mujhe aap pasand hai... Aapko mujhpar tohda bhi barosa nehi hai...' Riddhima said...

Armaan sit with his head lower, still on his knee... Seeing Armaan silently crying, Riddhima couldn't hold herself... Next moment, Riddhima was sitting in front of him hugging him as she cry with him... Armaan understood that he can't let go off Riddhima, he was so wrong to think that Riddhima would live without him...

Seeing how much Riddhima loves him, she is willing to accept him the way he is not caring what others or her own mother would think Armaan felt the luckiest person in the world to have Riddhima in his life... Riddhima keeps hugging him but when Armaan didn't hug her back, Riddhima move out looking at Armaan face...
'Armaan, do you want me to live like this... Crying my whole life, craving for your love... You very well know how much I miss my mother love from childhood... It was always my father who gave love of two parents... Armaan, I m willing to forgive ma if you stay with me rest of my life or else... I wouldn't ever forgive her thinking because of her, I lost you... The one I love most after my parents and I can't give your place to anyone...' Riddhima said...
'Kyun karte ho mujhse itna pyar...' Armaan asked...
'Yeh baat aapko meri dil nikal ke usse puchna hoga Armaan...' Riddhima said...
'Tum apni baat bhulengi nehi na...' Armaan asked...
'Kabhi nehi, marte...' Riddhima was cut by Armaan who put his hand on her lips...
'Aajke baad marne ki baat kabhi mat karna please... Main tumhare bina nehi jeepaunga...' Armaan said hugging her...
'Jab tak aap saath ho, main kabhi sochungi bhi nehi...' Riddhima said hugging him hiding herself in his arms as it was the safest place in the world...


FLASH BACK END


Armaan trace was broke feeling Riddhima tears, he move his head out from Riddhima lap, pulling her in his arms... Armaan knows how much it hurts to her to remember those days of separation... Armaan knows from that day, till know Padma never mention about his health...

It's not the first time Armaan got the nightmare and every time Riddhima would be by his side as soon as she could and Padma was aware of it but didn't say anything till now... Armaan wasn't comfortable to go infront of Padma after that day, specially when he got those nightmare...
'I promise Riddhima, I will try to fight this fear for you... I wouldn't let it effect our future or think what others would think about me...' Armaan said hiding his face on Riddhima hair...
'I love you Armaan...' Riddhima care Armaan back very well understanding Armaan got her point what she was trying to make him understand...
'I love you too, I love you a lot...' Armaan said kissing Riddhima shoulder making Riddhima hold tight around his body...

Riddhima move out from the hug after sometimes, she kiss Armaan forehead lingering her lips before moving out looking at his eyes... Armaan look back in her eyes to see unconditional love in her eyes for him... Armaan just wanted to make sure she is with him, he move forwards sealing her lips while Riddhima kiss him back promising she will love him no matter what happen...



Finally, I m back :D
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Oh yes, I forgot...
I like to dedicate my crazy reader of this story...
Previous season along with this one...
Sami uff Kido...
No sorry for the late update, I m sure it was worth to wait hehehe...
Hope u enjoy and yes Kido, I want your comment ok...
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