Saturday, 23 May 2020

part 82 : Haatho Ki Lakeeron mein



“Mai abhi aati hu” she whispered slowly lowering her eyes and looked at her being dumbstruck.
Riddhima moved towards the washroom and he was just watching her till she disappear inside.
He looks around feeling the chilly wind and decided to change his dress also. Moving towards the closet he changed into a lower and vest and wiping his wet hairs came out sitting on bed but his thought was only centered on Riddhima.
Riddhima open the packate with shivering hands. She agreed to Armaan that she will change into it but now her heart was beating not just beating it was crashing inside just by imaging herself in that dress.
She changed into it and looked at her reflection in mirror, it was beautiful yet revealing night suit which covered her at exact places, the top ends above her waist exposing it a bit. Riddhima smile as she can reveal her surprise to him, she wanted to see his reaction when he will notice it. She put overall over it and tying the knot at her belly she did a bit for her hairs and putting a lip gloss on her already red lips she composed herself taking deep breath and open the knob.

Part 35 & 36 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 35

5:30 : Beep Beep

Atul jumped out of bed; feeling fresh and ready for a bright day ahead. He put on his trainers and ran out of the house quickly before he could come face to face with his dad. This was his daily routine; now he had decided not to bother about his dad, just ignore him and carry on with life, he left the house before his dad was awake, went for a jog and made sure he reached home after his dad had left for his office. He liked it that way; this thought came to him after treating his patient Somil. There was so many similarities between the two, Atul had become very fond of him and cared for him like an elder brother as well as a father figure which he needed most of all.

He jogged through the empty park; it was still very early and peaceful, he listened to his music as he carried on jogging. He turned the corner and up ahead he noticed a small figure sitting on the bench, he kept staring at it and as he neared he saw it was a young girl, he kept admiring her. She wore a pink jogging suit and a pink band in her hair, which was open and she sat back drinking from a bottle. As he got closer the girl looked up and he stopped suddenly. He was shocked to see this familiar face.

part 63 & 64: Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Part 63

Riddhima closed her eyes and tried to sleep but a while later her phone rang and she eagerly picked up.

Ridz: Hello...Armaan...

Armaan: Hi what's up...why did you call?

Ridz: Kya? – confused - ...Armaan...we haven't spoken in a while so I thought I would see how you were...where are you?

Armaan: Ridz...why are you getting so worked up...you know I've been busy at the office...and why are you asking where I am...I mean...you're not my mum or dad...then why should it bother you were I am...

Ridz: But Armaan...I'm just as...

Armaan: - cutting her off – Ridz please...ease off a bit...you need to calm down...

Friday, 22 May 2020

Part 33 & 34 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 33

*Boys Apartment*

My dearest jaanu...

Lol I still can't stop laughing...you two are a handful...I still dunno how I've manage to keep up with you guys...you'll never change will you?...always too quick in judging people...Sohan only said that he's so sly and there you are thinking that he's some kind of spy...it was more like you were the spy...sneaking up on him...poor guy you almost gave him a heart attack...but seriously Armaan...don't be so judgmental about people...give them some time to prove themselves...

Anyways...moving on...Armaan...the point I want to make in this letter is...I hope you move on...and while moving on I hope you lose your bad habits...mainly judging others...and...live your life to the fullest... Armaan...I love you...and I want you to be happy...always happy...with me or without me...because I live in your heart...I can never go away from you...

part 61 & 62 : Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

part 61

Riddhima settled down in the car silently while Armaan drove off, a while later he turned to look at her but unexpectedly she had a small smile as she looked out of the window. He smiled knowing that she was okay while she carried on looking out of the window as her mind wandered down its own path of thought.

Ridz: Well...that's another chapter closed in my life...time to go back to reality...taking small steps at a time...

 Two hours later they arrived in London and Riddhima smiled as she looked out to the familiar settings of her home town. They drove silently around the well known roads until they finally made it to the Gupta house. Armaan parked the car and turned to look at her as she stayed seated smiling happily in her own world of thoughts, he moved his hand over to touch hers gently making her look around suddenly.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Part 31 & 32 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 31

Ridz: Is this some kind of joke? ' angrily

Sohan shook his head and looked down into his lap. She bent down and picked up the wallet then sat there in disbelief looking from Sohan to the photo and back several times. Sohan had shown her a photo of himself, Riddhima and Armaan all dressed formally on the Graduation Night. Armaan was standing on the right with his arm around Riddhima's waist and Sohan was standing on the left with his arm around Riddhima's shoulder. Riddhima stood in the middle staring at the camera with a bright smile on her face and a slight twinkle in her eyes.

Ridz stared at the photo as if she was waiting for it to give her some explanation. It was as though a shock wave had passed through her and she just did not know what to do or say or feel. She flipped over the wallet to find another photograph; Armaan and Riddhima in a rib-crashing hug, they both were facing the camera with silly grins on their faces, Riddhima was wearing a plain blue salwar kameez and her arms at her side as Armaan hugged her like there was no tomorrow. Ridz did not understand what this was all about; she needed some explanation, some answers to her million questions. She looked up suddenly but before she could say anything Sohan started to speak.

part 60 : Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Once everyone had received their mini awards the host then spoke a little about the judge panel before he handed over to them to announce the winners of the show. Each of the group members held hands as they shared their nervousness, their hearts thumping in rhythm as they waited impatiently for the names to be called out. Armaan looked down at Riddhima and gave her hand an encouraging squeeze reassuring her through his eyes...

Judge: And the winner...of the Wild Life Theme is...Sharon Desmond...

 Everyone cheered happily for her as she stood there in shock, Tia and Rachel pushed her onto the stage making her smile as she made her way to the judges to collect her award, shaking hands with each judge and saying a quick thank you while the audience applauded her then she rushed back off of the stage happily.

Ridz: Congrats Sharon...

Sharon: Thanks Ridz...I can't believe this...

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Part 29 & 30 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 29

*Outside Gupta house*

Sachin (Dr Sharma) had pulled up his car in front of the Gupta House. He blew the horn of the car and then got out. He looked very handsome in smart black jeans and a black jacket; very different from his usual suit and tie. He leaned against his car waiting for Anjali and was almost bowled over when he saw her walking out of the house is a baby pink knee-height dress, her hair was open and fell over her shoulders neatly and there were silver ear rings dangling from her ears. She walked over to him carrying a small silver coloured handbag and a big smile on her face.

Sachin: Hi'you're looking very beautiful'

Anjali: Thanks' - blushing madly

part 58 & 59: Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Part 58

The following morning had arrived with a ray of sunshine beaming through the curtains and onto the love birds who were still fast asleep, their fingers still entwined as they had done last night and both smiled soundly as they slept until a few moments later when there were several knocks on the door making them both frown and shuffle.

*KNOCK KNOCK*

Shashank: Riddhima?

Armaan and Riddhima both shot up as they heard her name and looked at each other in shock at the sound of Shashank's voice...

 *KNOCK KNOCK*

Ridz: - mouth in shock to Armaan – Papa... – panicking she jumps off of the bed

Armaan: Calm down... - whisper

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Part 27& 28 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 27

Anjali: Hey, Ridzi, Rahul...come in...

Sohan who heard the name stopped laughing, he turned around quickly and was shocked to see who was standing in front of him. It had taken him a few seconds to grab hold of himself and he slowly turned back to face Armaan who did not meet his eyes but instead looked down at the floor'



Rahul and Ridz walk into the locker room and sit down on the benches with the other interns. As Armaan stayed mum Abhi decided to introduce them to Sohan.

Abhi: Guys'this is Sohan'Armaan's best friend'

Rahul: Yeh'I met him last night' - clapping his hand onto Sohan's shoulder ' how are you doing?

part 56 & 57 : Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Part 56 

She let herself into the room and placed her bag carefully on the chair by the worktop table and lay on her bed looking up at the ceiling. She closed her eyes and a picture of Armaan flashed into her mind, she felt a pang in her chest once again as his voice filled her ears...

*Armaan: Mum...I'm going...I need to get back to the office...I'll see you later...*

Her eyes were closed and she pained to see him, tears rolled out of her eyes and down her cheeks as she wish he could be here with her...

Ridz: I miss you Armaan...I miss you so much... – crying silently into her pillow

Monday, 18 May 2020

Part 25& 26 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 25

Sohan: And where do you think you're going? ' smiling at him

Armaan dropped his bag from his shoulder and just stood there staring at him in shock and surprise. They stood there in silence for some time then Armaan just walked forward and pulled him into a tight embrace, tears rolling down his cheeks but he did not bother to wipe them away, after a very long time he actually needed to see his friend and just by looking at him once all his tensions vanished. He pulled back after sometime, Sohan understanding his state allowed him to pull himself together and finally smiled as he saw Armaan turn to a side and wiped his face then turned back to him with a smile on his face.

Sohan: You came to Mumbai and forgot all your manners? ' angrily

Armaan: What? ' confused

Sohan: Won't you let me?...Or are you planning on keeping me on the door step all night? ' laughed

Armaan: Sorry yaar'come in'

part 55 : Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Armaan: Now cheer up or I'm going to change my mind and take you back with me...or better...stay here with you... – smiling

Riddhima wiped her cheeks and smiled at him; he kissed her forehead then stood back and looked down at her with a big smile. Riddhima mouthed bye as he walked away to his car, he got in and looked at her as she waved to him then he drove off; Riddhima watched as he disappeared through the gates before turning and walking back into the reception...



Walking back through the slightly unfamiliar setting Riddhima looked around taking in the small details of the cosy lounge area and the coffee bar which was now empty. She smiled slowly as she moved through the corridors taking it in as her new home for the next three weeks.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

part 81 : Haatho Ki Lakeeron mein



“Don’t go like that anywhere, It killed me several death just to travel from food court to here in search of you” he kissed her forehead and she smiled.

“I’m sorry” her eye welled up by the love and care of her husband.

“Its okay, I was just scared” Armaan murmured over her head.

Riddhima closed her eye as she was about to wet his shirt by tears but controlled herself somehow.

She looked at him coming out of hug and nodded her head in No which make him sigh as he don’t have any control over his emotions specially for her.

“Armaan, mujhe bhook lagi hai” Riddhima said getting no point to deviate his mind.

Part 23& 24 : Anjaan Rishtey

part 23

The lift doors opened and there stood Dr Keerti in shock to see her two interns lying on the floor unconscious. She shouted for a ward boy who ran there with a stretcher, he placed Ridz onto it and wheeled it away. She walked over to where Armaan was and shook him a few times, then shouted for a nurse.

Dr Keerti: Dr Armaan? - slaps him slightly on the face - Nurse! Nurse! Please get a stretcher quickly'Dr Armaan ' he stirred a little - Are you ok? What happened?

Armaan: Huh? ' his eyes focused on Dr. Keerti in front of him, and then he looked around ' Riddhima! Riddhima? Is she ok? - in a rush

Dr Keerti: It's ok Dr. Armaan'she's fine, she's being taken care of'but what happened to you?? Are you ok?

part 54 : Arman aur Riddhima ka safar

Riddhima stared out of the window at the green fields flashing by; the sky was cloudless and she took in the scenery with a smile on her face. But suddenly she felt the awkward silence in the atmosphere and her smile vanished. She turned to her right to see Armaan in deep concentration as he drove on the motorway; she watched him silently for some time and sighed then turned back to her left to look out of the window at the beautiful scenery once more as her mind buzzed with the events of the past week.

She thought back to the evening she had decided to talk to her parents about permission to go to the country club to participate in the Fashion Show...

As she reached the living room she heard voices coming from the kitchen, she stood there to listen for a minute.

Padma: Calm down...