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Hi Annie thats was wondeful scenes.I loved it.Abhi is always good when is angry becuase of jealousy.
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Joined: 23 September 2009
Joined: 28 September 2009
At 5 in the evening she walked into Sid's cabin. Surprised to find him, with his legs crossed and placed on the table. He was lounging back in his chair, deeply engrossed in a file. As soon as he heard her walking in, he looked up from his file and said with a long sad face.
'Nikita, where have you been? I was waiting for you to go for a cup of coffee. I was so lonely, there was no one to talk to for the whole of the afternoon. On top of it all these numbers and figures are giving me such a headache ', he expressed dramatically, pressing his temples with his fingers. 'Wish someone would be nice enough to get me a coffee and give me a head massage.'
Nikita could not hold back her laughter at seeing him dramatizing the situation and making a sad puppy face.
'How about calling your mom? I am sure she will be very glad to do the needful?' she replied jokingly.
Sid straightened up immediately, pushed his legs down and sat up straight,
'You got to be joking !!! Anyway, why don't u take pity on me and atleast have a cup of coffee with me before we start work'. Sid replied pleadingly.
Nikki could not refuse him and agreed to go for the coffee. To her luck, Abhi saw them while they were returning. He caught them when Sid was making fun of her and they both were laughing. But as soon as she sensed that someone was looking at her, she looked around and saw Abhi. He gave her a cold stare before proceeding towards the exit.
So he was leaving for the day.... she was relieved ... and gave a sigh of relief. He can no longer get angry at her or give her any more duty till 6:00 am tomorrow morning.... she thought.
How the next couple of hours flew, Nikki didnot realize. It was so much fun working with Sid. He was easy going, always so light hearted and making jokes all the time. But at the same time he grasped things very fast. He was very sharp, excellent with numbers and understood how business was run ... he asked the right questions ... and put things in the right perspective. They covered a lot of distance in a couple of hours.
It was different to work with Sid compared to Abhi. Around Abhi she was always tense. Getting distracted by his closeness. She was nervous that she would make some mistake. But at the same time she loved working with him. She was always amazed at his intelligence, vision and eye for details. All the time she worked with him she was learning something new. She just could not understand, why she was so reluctant to work with him in the beginning. She had thought it would be so boring to work on the New Sanjeevani project. She rather spend time with her patients. But now she was so glad that Abhi had decided to have her on this project.
She realized that it was 7:30 pm and her stomach was growling. She was feeling really hungry, so told Sid that they should wind up for the day since she also had an early duty tomorrow morning. So left his cabin and walked towards the exit, Sid offering her to drop her off, but she thanked him and told him that she had her own car. As she passed Sister Lovely, telling her a 'goodnight', Sister Lovely stopped her and asked her where she was going.
'Why Sister, I am headed home. My duty is over at 5.00 pm itself. Will be back at 6:00 in the morning for a meeting with Dr. Modi", replied Nikki.
'Oh Dr. Nikita ! I am sorry ! I did not realize that Dr. Modi had not informed you that he had put you on the night duty. He had changed it in the afternoon.'
Nikki was shocked to hear this. Suddenly, tears welled up in her eyes. She was tired after the whole days work. Her stomach was growling, she was so hungry. And she wanted to sleep. She had not slept at all the previous night after the horrendous meeting with Abhi. She had already used up all her reserves. Where will she find strength to carry on for one more whole night and a day - tomorrow? She was on the verge of a breakdown, but suddenly checked herself realizing Sister Lovely and Sid were watching her closely.
She smacked her for head with her palm and said, 'Oh, yes Sister, how stupid of me, I completely forgot about it. Dr. Modi did send me a message. There was a critical patient in the ICU today, and he wanted to make sure that I was here to keep a close eye on him, and incase of any emergency call him too'. Saying that covered up with a lie.
She told Sid to go ahead and leave, she will be fine here in the hospital and proceeded to the cafeteria to grab some food before her duty started at 8:00 pm.
She sat at the table, sadly thinking about Abhi. She did not know she had this coming. She knew that Abhi was angry with her, but could not imagine that he would become so inhumane towards her. Didn't he realize how difficult a night she would have had after their fight. Did he think that she would have been able to sleep a wink after what had transpired between them? She looked up, closed her eyes, joined her hands and prayed to God to give her strength to take all this and more. She did not want anything to go wrong when she was on duty, least her patients would be ones to suffer.
She headed to her favourite place. Children's ward .... whenever she was down, she would find herself here. As soon as she came here she forgot all her worries and enjoyed playing with the kids. They were such a happy lot, playing and singing happily inspite of all the pain they had to bear.
As she walked in, all the kids chorused, 'nikki didi .....'. They were so happy to see her. Each one wanted her to go to them. She started moving from bed to bed, completing each ones wish. Someone wanted her to give them medicine, someone wanted her to play a game with her, and someone wanted her to tell them a story. She made each of them happy. As she reached her favourite patient, Aysha! She had noticed Ayesha's eyes had followed her, how she had patiently waited for Nikki to come to her. She had known that Nikki will come to her last, but spend the maximum time with her. As soon as Nikki reached her bed, Aysha, sat up, hugged Nikki tightly, and said,
'I have been waiting for you for so long, Nikki did, where were you? Nurse had informed us that, it was your night duty today, and that you will soon be coming for the rounds. I was so sleepy, but didnot want to go to sleep without seeing you.'
Nikki's eyes were brimming with love, as she looked at Aysha. She pinched her nose, tickled her, and said,
'Sorry, princess. I know I am late and it is way beyond your bedtime. But now I will be with you till you go off to your fairy land, ok?'
Aysha gave her a big smile, held her hand and asked, 'Promise?'
Nikki said, 'Pinky promise!!!' crossing her heart. She slowly lowered Aysha on the bed, started stroking her on her head with one hand. Aysha held on tightly on to her other hand as if she would never let her go. Nikki told her a couple of her favourite stories. Nikki talked to her about her day and told her about Sid. She told Aysha, that she will bring Sid around tomorrow.
'And Boyfriend? I did not see him for the whole day today !!! He didn't even come once! Did u see him?' asked Aysha curiously.
Nikki suddenly felt her heart start to beat fast, and was lost in her thought of Abhi, remembering how angry he was today with her. Aysha call Abhi 'Boyfriend' and Abhi called her 'Girlfriend'. She had never seen Abhi so relaxed with anyone. Aysha brought out a softer side of him, which surprised her everytime. He was completely opposite of that with her. She brought out the toughest side of him. He was always on the offensive with her. She knew that she deserved his anger .... but was not sure for how long she will be able to take it. She didnot want to break down before him. Suddenly she heard Aysha's voice,
'Nikki, what happened? Did you two fight again? Was he angry at u?' Aysha asked worriedly.
'Oh no, Aysha. We did not fight.' She lied to Aysha. Nikki knew that Aysha will be very upset if she came to know how Abhi and Nikki were always fighting. Aysha hated it if two of her favourite docs were fighting. 'Infact, I too did not see him much today except for a few minutes. He was very busy thru the day. Maybe thats why he did not come to see his girlfriend. Ok sweety, now be a good girl and go to sleep, ok?'
Saying that Nikki kissed Aysha's forehead and her eye lids, indicating her to closed her eyes now.
It was a long time before Aysha was sleeping properly. It has taken her a long time today to settle down. As soon as her eyes drooped close, she would wake up startled, looking for Nikki, thinking that Nikki had left her. Nikki was not sure what had put Aysha in such a fretful state. She started going thru her medical records. After looking at them, she was worried about some of the parameters, which had changed drastically in just one day. She will have to talk to the senior doctors tomorrow about it.
Even in her sleep, Aysha, refused to let her hand go. So Nikki decided to be there, holding her hand as the child slept. She told the duty nurse to inform everyone that she was in the children's ward, incase there was an emergency or if anyone needed her.
Sometime during the early hours, Nikki dozed off in the most awkward position, holding Aysha's hand. And this is how Abhi found Nikki in the morning for his morning meeting with her. He was passing thru the corridor, when he looked inside the children's ward. He was mesmerized by the sight. Both of them holding on to each other. They made a picture of pure innocence and beauty. Both of them looked so amazing together ... they had long dark hair, soft white skin, beautiful pink lips, and the most expressive eyes that he had seen ' which to his relief were closed right now, letting him to see them to his hearts content. He just couldn't get his fill, looking at them, their long dark hair partially covering their faces, and a sense of peace on their face. He had a hard time holding himself back, from moving the stray hair from Nikki's face. He did not want to move or disturb either of them. But he knew that he had to wake Nikki up.
He walked upto Nikki, and placed his hand on her shoulder. Giving her a slight shake ... Nikki moved a bit and mumbled something in her sleep and went back to sleep again. Abhi again gave her a gentle shake ... trying to wake her up. This time she opened her eyes, saw him, gave him a smile in her sleep and said,' Abhi, pura din to pareshan karte ho, abhi raat koh toh mujhe sone do! Kya mujhe neend mein bhi dantoge aab?' saying this she went back to sleep.
Abhi could not believe what he just heard. Even in her sleep, Nikki was thinking about him. So did that mean that she was not immune to him, that she actually cared about him? He kept looking at her for some time, staring at her face trying to find an answer. But suddenly the past broke the bank and crashed into the present. It reminded him, of her betrayal, how she had tried to use him, and how she cannot be trusted. Behind this innocent face, there was a scheming mind. He was not going to let her make a fool of him once again.
He went to the duty nurse at the nurse station, told her to wake Nikki up and tell her that he was waiting for her in his cabin.
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