It's My Turn
He entered in the grand office, the furniture and all the decoration was really expensive. He needed badly this job. He has less time but need to have huge quantity of money'
He sat on a seat as the receptionist told him to wait. After a while the receptionist said "Mr Mallik, you can go in"
Armaan stood up and went toward the cabin. He was in front fo the door, he prayed to god and entered. Entering in the room he got a shock, She was sitting there, It had been 6 years since he saw her for the last time. She was looking even more beautiful than before even tough she looks like a bit changed. Her dress was a bit too revealing that he felt like covering her but he shook his head and sat down.
After a while, "hmm...Age 28...You are experienced...good..." saying that a girl, sitting behind a desk, closed the file and looked at the guy sitting in front of her. Who was looking everywhere but not her.The girl seemes around 26-27 and the guys older than her, she continued "So Mr Armaan Mallik you are appointed as the manager of the company, this will be your duty for the day"
She put the file on the desk and stood up then went to him, he was sitting wile she was in front of her.
As she stood up, Armaan saw her in a mini skirt, her legs were all visible.
She put her finger on his chin and said "and your night duty is, whenever I need you in my bed, you'll be there and If you are ok with that you can sign the contract in the evening"
He looked at her and gulped, she for sure has changed, she never was like that. He knew he has to do that, he was helpless." I am ok with that Ms Rai" his voice was more like a whisper
Listening that she smirked and placed her lips on his which made him go freezy "this is the seal of our contract and the formality we'll be complete in the evening, so see you in the evening Mr Mallik"
He quickled stood up and was about to left but was stopped by her voice "oh and yeah, you are going to live in an apartment away from your family as I don't like to go at guy's house who live with his family and nor I like to call guys at my house. Whenever, I'll feel like having fun with you, I'll come there by myself"
"ok" he didn't how he managed to say that. Saying that he left. His breath was stuck, he felt a knote formed in his throat. Exiting the office, he went at beach and sat there. He still remember the day they met for the first time.
As he left, she called her secretary and told her "Suzy, I don't want any call till I tell you"
With that She hung up, she placed her back against the chair's back and she arched her head. Her eyes were closed. She still remember the day she met him
"Shit, Ridhima Rai, dad have told you to leave the house earlier, I don't want to get late on my first day at my job" she talked to herself while driving fastly
And BAAM, her cars collide with the car in front of her, as she braked at last second. They guys came out and knocked on the window of gilrs door. She too came out and gulped seeing him angry but he calmed a bit seeing her innocent face.
"can't you the car in front of you, huhh, you bang it right in my car. Why do you drive car when you don't how to drive, women just can't drive"
Oww that hurts, that was to much for Ridhima to hear. She hates when people tell her that women can't drive "hey hey mister stop right here, what do you think of yourself, agreed I should have braked on time but I was in hurry and my speed was over the speed allowed and that's why all this happened but don't say that women can't drive, they drive better than men at least" she took money out from her purse and put in the guys hand "here take money and make your car repaired"
Saying that she sat in her car and left, he was left with his mouth wide open 'spoilt brat'
As she started driving, she sighed 'God what have I done, I just burst out on him, we could have talked calmly' her nature didn't allowed her to go like this so she made her way back even tough it's her first day of job. And reaching there she saw him still there in a shocked state.
She came out and went to him "hmm actually I am sorry, I could have drive carefully and I am sorry to shout you, but what you said made me angry"
Gaining his sense, he looked at her and found her aplogizing, she was looking so innocent like this. He couldn't help but smile "It's ok, I am also sorry for saying women can't be drivers. Anyways, I am Armaan Mallik"
"I am Ridhima Rai"
He looked toward his hand and found the money "Oh and please here take your money, I'll repair the car on my own" he said giving her back the money
"no I insist to take the money. If you really have forgiven me then please take it" Her insisting and cute face made him accept it.
"ok, only if you come for a coffee with me"
"ok, but now I have to rush, it's my first day at job. How about at 6, at 'Chill Coffee shop'?" suggested Ridhima
"ok, then see at 6 and all the best for your first day at job"
She smiled and ran back into her car. Both were somehow happy with their meeting. They found an instant spark.
Armaan too sat in his car and left. He left his car in garage who told them to pick it up in two hours. After that he went to his job.
Ridhima changed into her working suit. She was appointed as an assistant manager. SHe knocked at his boss's door and as he said 'coming in' she entered in the office.
"good morning sir"
"good morning Ms Rai, you are 2 minutes late but I take it for today. From now on I want to see you on time" Saying that he took away the file from in front of his face
"hmm, by the way, I hope you know me, if not then I am Rahul Rai, the CEO of the company. I am really strict regarding my work and so I want everything perfect"
"you may leave now, I'll call you in a while"
Ridhima nodded and left. Coming out she sighed 'yeh Rahul bhai bhi na, ghar mein bechare bante hain aur office mein sher. Aa lene do zara inko ghar' she said to herself
AT 6 PM
Ridhima entered in the coffee shop and saw Armaan already sitting on one of the table. She went to him. He greeted her warmly and they had a coffee. In their converstation they talk about various think.
"well, I am Ridhima Rai, daughter of Shashank Rai, the famous industrialist and I am right now I am working as my brother's assistant"
"That's pretty cool, well I am from middle class, I work as photographer in a magazine company"
They kept on talking for some more time and then they made their own way.
She came out from her thought as she heard a knock, she made a bad face and said "coming in"
A girl, in her mid twenties came in and stood in front of her with her head lowered. Ridhima smirked seeing her.
"you little bi*** can't you get when I told Suzy to not give me any call meant, I don't want any disturbance"
"that's better" she stood up and went toward the couch, she sat down with her feet on the couch "Suvarna, I want a feet massage"
"ok ma'am" she too sat on the couch but was stopped even before she could
"W*H, sit down, I don't want to see my couch dirty" she said making a bad face
"sorry my foot, now do quick"
Archita sat down on her knee and started massaging Ridhima's feet. Ridhima didn't felt good doing this but she had to because the way she has chosen is hard for her but at the end everythig will be fine, she knew that.
Ridhima placed her head confortable on the couch side and closed her eyes.
Armaan opened his eyes as he got hit by a ball. He quickly opened his eyes and found a cute kid, she seemed around 5-6 years "sorry uncle, can I get the call, please"
Armaan smiled and gave her back the ball 'kids are so innocent to understand real life's problem', then he went back on thinking.
It has been two months since their first meeting, even tough, they didn't met face to face but they contacted through mobile phone as they had exchanged their number. They has become best friends and then they started to meet very often.
When their friendship transformed into love they didn't knew but yeah they loved each other a lot. It has been two years since they knew each other.
Armaan and Ridhima confessed their love and decided to get married. Ridhima introduced Armaan to his dad but he didn't accept their relation. So they get married without his consent.
Armaan's mom didn't knew to where Ridhima belong, she only knew that Armaan loves her.
Ridhima entered in Armaan house and found his mom looking at her angrily. She gulped seeing that.
"Armaan bacha, you stay here, we'll take Ridhima with us and We'll call you then" said Armaan's mom politely
"ok mom" he said quite impatiently as he wanted to join his wife soon
Armaan's mom took Ridhima in their room and she made her sat on the bed "Ridhima bahu, now do I have to ask you or you'll give me this jewellery by yourself" said Armaan's mom
She was shocked but she took out the little jewellery as for her this didn't mattered and moreover it didn't looked like she was wearing something, her jewellery was really light. She didn't gave her the ring Armaan gave her as their love symbol and the mangalsutr.
"Thank you, I'll send Armaan in while" said Armaan's mom and then she left.
Mainwhile Armaan was outside, waiting to be called in. He was unaware of all the was happening in the room. Armaan's mom came out and allowed hom to go in. He entered in the room and saw his princess sitting there.
Ridhima closed her eyes, as she heard the door click. She felt him sitting on the bed. He took the veil off and traced on her face. She gasped on the touch.
They spend the night as a husband and wife, it was a blissfull night for them.
A week of their marriage went away nicely, they were together most of the time as Armaan took a leave from his work and they went on their honeymoon in Goa.
Their lives turns ups and down when they came back.
The next day, Armaan went on work without waking Ridhima up as he knew she wake up late. As soon as he left, his mother came in, Ridhima was still sleeping.
"oye maharani ji, ab uth jao, ek to itna todha zevar lekar aayi aur abhi aram se so rahi hai, utho aur ghar saaf karo" His mom woke her up by shaking her and shouting
As Ridhima was shaken by her, she woke and found Armaan's mom Tara there "mama aap?"
"haan mein uth gaya maharani sab, ab jaldi karo. I want to see the house neat and clean"
Ridhima was somehow confused by this lady, she always behaved lovely in front of her son but behind she treats her like a shit.
"Mama, mein abhi uth ker kar deti houn" she stood up and was about to go and take a shower
"haan aur nahana pani kaam use karna aur jab ghar per sirf mein aur Suvarna houn to mujhe Aunty keh kar bulaya karo"
After she took a bath, she came out in the hall and saw Tara and Suvarna laying calmly on the couch and watching TV.
"woh Kanta behan idher aana" said Tara
"ji malkin" said the servant coming out
"isse farsh saaf karne ki cheezein dedo"
"lekin malkin woh to mera kaam..." she was interrupted by Tara
"do what I said" shouted Tara
"ji malkin" she lowered her head and went to bring the things for the cleaning of floor.
As she came, she was holding a bursh and a swepper. She handed it to Ridhima. Ridhima took it and started cleaning the floor. She was damn tired never in her life she has done all this.
As she thought she was done, Suvarna stood up and walked on the wet floor which left mark of her shoes. Ridhima looked there and made a bad face but she cleaned it.
She stood up and placed the stuff in the kitchen and went to sleep. By evening, Armaan came home.
"Mom, where is Ridhima?"
"she is sleeping Armaan"
"hmm, mom I'll check on her and join you guys" as he entered in the room, he saw her sleeping peacefully, he smiled and covered with the blanket. He touched her forehead but it was normal. He kissed on her forehead and joined everybody in the hall.
Days kept passing like this, his mom and sister made her work a lot and by the time armaan came home, she was sometome already slept. It has been two months to their marriage.
Ridhima was cleaning the floor when she felt like throwing up, she ran in the bathroom and throw up. 'what is happening to me? why am I feeling strange?' she came out from the trail of thought as she heard Tara
"Oye, kider gaye? jaldi aa aur kaam khatam kaar" she said in loud voice
"Ji, aayi" said Ridhima and went down, she proceed with the cleaning.
In the afternoon, when Armaan came home, he entered in his room and found Ridhima nowhere. 'where has Ridhima gone?' thought Armaan, "Ridhima"
He opened the bathroom door and found her throwing up, he rushed to her and asked worriedly "what happened Ridhima?"
"I don't know Armaan"
"come baby, I'll call the doctor"
She nodded, Armaan made her lay on the bed and called the doctor. His family also behaved like they are concerned for her.
Doctor checked her and said "don't worry Mr Mallik, there is good news, you are going to become father"
Armaan squealed in happiness, he hugged Ridhima and thanked her to come into his life. In all this, two people weren't happy, Tara and Suvarna. They thought if they got a children than Armaan will pay Ridhima and and their baby more attention and will forget them.
After a month, Armaan has pampered Ridhima a lot along his family when he was there but behind his back they mistreated her and Armaan didn't knew that.
Armaan came home in the evening, he was looking quiute tensed. Ridhima has noticed this so she asked "Armaan, what happened?"
"Ridhima, I have to go to Delhi for the new project but I don't want to go leaving you alone here"
She smiled and put her hand on his cheek "Armaan what you have to do, is important, hmm, and even if you are not by my side physically, you'll be still here, don't worry about me"
Armaan smiled and then Ridhima packed his stuff even tough Armaan told her, he will do it by himself but Ridhima didn't allowed him.
The next day, he went on his business trip, instructing her what she has to do and same goes for him. For Ridhima, a nightmare started. She was resting, when Suvarna entered in her room, she grabbed her by her hairs and led her in the hall. "yeh kiya tere naukar saaf kareinghe, chal saaf kaar" saying that she throw her on the floor.
Ridhima cried but clean the floor. Yes they mistreated her but never like this they only made her work a lot but today they crossed the limits. And she kept on obeying their order just for Armaan.
As she finished clean, she was tired and was half dead but it seems Suvarna and Tara weren't done with their task.
"take this" Tara handed her oil bottle "we both want, feet massage"
"yeah do first moms and then mine" with that she pushed her on the sofa. Her mother sat on the sofa and put her feet with force in her lap that it hurted her a lot. She closed her eyes in pain. She opened as Suvarna shook her "where are you lost sl**; come on start the massage"
She started doing the massage "arre thik se kar na" said Tara. Ridhima tried her best but her body wasn't ready to put on more force, she was feeling weakness due to her pregnancy and all the work.
Tara kicked on her thigh, Tears came out from Ridhima's eyes "can't you understand when I say to do it correctly" Ridhima cried without noise
She kept on massaging when she received a tight slap "why are you crying, huh? stop this drama and do what mom told you" said Suvarna
Ridhima cried but nobody was there to listen her, she massaged Tara's feet and then Suvarna. As she thought she is done, Tara proved her wrong "ja toilet saaf kar ghar ki"
Ridhima nodded, she was really weak, she went in the toilet and cleaned it. After that her body wasn't ready to do anything more. She entered in her room and fall on the bed.
That was the routine for two more days. but the third day was a horrible day for her, she was cleaning when Tara pushed her from stairs but Ridhima didn't knew that. Ridhima kept on rolling on the stairs and land down. Blood came out from her forehead and all her body was paining especially her stomach.
They took her in the hospital. The doctor checked and went in his cabin. Suvarna and Tara too went there. After a while, they came out and went into Ridhima's room. Ridhima opened her eyes.
"Ridhima, you lost your baby" they acted all sorry, at that moment Ridhima was still unaware of the fact that it was all done by Tara. She cried, she cried a lot.
Whenever, she was on the phone with Armaan, she talked for a minute, because after talking to him her pain became unbearable, she felt like she would break down. At that moment, she didn't wanted to tell him as he was in Delhi for his project and Tara hasn't allowed her to tell this to Armaan.
Even in this situation, they made her work. As Armaan came back home, he found Ridhima sleeping, he went to her and thought "she must be tired because of pregnancy" he was about to leave when she hold his hand. She hugged him and cried.
She told him "Armaan, we lost our baby" she cried in his arm ans told him that she slipped while clean the upper floor. Armaan too cried along her but he knew, she need his support and he has to confort her. After making her sleep, he came down, while going in the hall he stopped as he heard some voice.
"Mom, I think we should tell Armaan"
"no suvarna, just think how will he feel knowing Ridhima aborted their baby as she has started loving a rich guy, hmm tell me, he will be heart broken, I can't see him hurt"
"but mom, now she is playing with out brother's life. It was ok till she made us do the house chores and mistreated us but I can't let her do this with Armaan"
This shattered Armaan's life, his breath struck in him, he tried to breath "Ridhima...aborted...baby...loving...rich guy...mistreated us..."
Suvarna came out his room and acted like she is shocked seeing her brother stunned. "bhai???"
He gained his conscience and asked her "what were you talking about?"
"suvarna tell me honestly, did she really aborted?"
Suvarna nodded her head and went into Ridhima's room, she opened her room and looked into her files. As she came across a hospital file. She came out from her room and gave it to Armaan.
Armaan looked at it and his world came to the end. His anger was so much that his brain stopped working. He went out of the house in fury.
There was no way he was going to keep her with him anymore, he went to a lawyer who was also his friend and took divorce paper.
He came back at home and went into his room and grabbed Ridhima by her arm. She was still sleeping but woke due to be forcefully grabbed.
"Armaan, Armaan What are you doing?"
"what am I doing?...huh...doing what you deserve. I had been showering you with love and what I got in return, hmm, you cheated on me, you aborted our baby, how could you, huh?" he was near the door of the house "not only that, you also been behaving badly with my mom and sister, what do you think of yourself" he slapped her hard.
Her body was really weak, first the way his family treated with her, then her miscarriage and now this. As she looked back, she saw Tara and Suvarna smirking. Now it occured her that her falling wasn't an coincidence it was all planned to throw her out of the house.
Armaan opened the door and throw her out with the divorce paper on her face. After that Armaan closed the door.
She was thrown on the floor, out in the street. She went through so much from the day she got married to Armaan. Now she realized her dad was always right. She shouldn't have married him. She tried everything to adjust herself here but she realized that his family never wanted her to adjust here, they hated her. She took hold of the paper thrown at her and froze seeing 'divorce paper'.
She opened her eyes, there were no tear coming out, she was like emotionless. She looked at Suvarna, yeh Suvarna Mallik, she is working here to earn money because her mother, Tara Mallik is in the hospital. She still care for them but can never forgive them for what they did to her.
"enough for now bit**, no go and clean the bathroom, be quick bit**" As Suvarna went into her bathroom. Ridhima closed her eyes and sighed.
Armaan opened his eyes as he felt tears coming out, he still can't forget that day, she cheated on him and now he is back to her, he had no job and he needs lots money to save her mom. He would have never come here if he would have found job somewhere else but to his bad luck he didn't found. He has less time and lot of money to gather.
He looked at his wristwatch, it was time to go at the office to sign the contract paper. He stood up and walked back to the office.
"coming in" said Ridhima as she heard the knock, she smirked looking at the person who entered, it was none other than Armaan "come sit" Armaan came and sat down "here are the papers" Armaan signed the paper
"So your job start from today, I'll come at your apartment whenever I'll feel like to have physical pleasure and yeah it's one year contract so I don't want to see you with another female at that time." She stood up and went to him. Coming to him, she sat on his lap and kissed him hard making him all lost. She still has this effect on him.
"Ma'am, I cleaned the toilet" came a voice from behind Armaan, they both came from the kiss, he thought the voice is familiar. He turned and looked at the person, it was none other than his sister. Suvarna looked at her brother and lowered her eyes down, he too lowered his eyes, he was kissing a girl who happened to be his ex-wife. He knew that she is working somewhere but he didn't knew she is working in this condition. He closed his eyes to control his pain.
Ridhima stood up and went back to her seat.
They both looked toward Ridhima as she said "good, now clean the whole office and then you can leave"
Armaan looked at her with anger, she just chuckled and said "Armaan, this is my office not your house"
Armaan calmed himself, she smirked looking at him. She called her receptionist "Suzy, send Sid in"
In no time, Sid came in with style. He was wearing a very hot blue jean and a white shirt."Hey baby, you called me"
"Yeah, I was just waiting for you. Can you show Mr Mallik his apartment?"
"yeah, of course"
"here take the key"
"thank you sweety"
Even tough, they were divorced but Armaan hated when someone else call Ridhima 'love' 'sweety' 'honey' 'baby' '...'. Ridhima just smiled at Sid. Sid took Armaan to his apartment which was on the third floor of a building near to their office. "dude where are your bags"
"hmm I'll just bring my stuff in a while"
"ok, now I'll leave you, Ridhima must be here in a while"
"oh not here, in my apartment"
Armaan's blood boiled at this, he controled himself and told himself 'she is not your wife anymore', "where do you live?"
"at first floor, ok budy see you tomorrow" saying that he left her. Whatever he does, he can't forget nor forgive her.
He locked the door and went back to his little house to get his stuff. He came back and settled everything. He was still doing that when he heard a knock. He opened the door and saw Ridhima in blue short dress. It was sleeveless and it was way upto knee. It had a little cut on the bottom.
She entered and locked the door "I thought, to give you rest for a day, but seems like God hasn't decided like this. As Sid has some inportant work, he had to leave. And since he won't be there, I want someone to satisfy my physical needs and it's going to be you Mr Mallik"
Se wrapped her hand around his neck and kissed him, he was in daze. Before whenever, they made love, he was the one taking the initiative but she has changed. She kissed her and soon enough he too lost himself. She grabbed him into the room and in no time both were freed from there clothes.
Her kisses and her touch intoxicated her, he was in another world. He made love to her the whole night.
As he woke up the next morning, he found his side cold, he turned and was expecting to see Ridhima but she wasn't there. He sighed and thought 'why would be she here? I am just her current toy"
He stood up and after getting ready he went in the office. He was about to knock on the door when he heard a slap noise. He was about to enter but thought otherwise. He knocked and entered as he got the permission. As he entered, he saw his sister's cheek all red, and she was crying while cleaning the floor. He didn't got time to talk with her.
"Good Morning Mr Mallik, we are going for the sight seeing where my new hotel is going to be build" She took her purse and left with Armaan, who looked back at Suvarna before going.
For the next seven days, they spend their night together making love. Today again Armaan was waiting for her. He was dying to make love to her. He spend all the night waiting for her but she didn't come.
The next day, he went to the office and asked "Ma'am, you didn't come yesterday?"
"yeah and so?" asked Ridhima with a frown
She smirked and went to him "oww my poor baby missed me, but what can I do, I was busy with someone" she said with a wink.
He felt jealous and angry hearing this.
Two months later, Ridhima sometimes went to Armaana and sometimes not. As usually Armaan came into the office and the night before she hadn't came to him. He didn't like when she doesn't come to him. He spend his night awake, thinking that she is with other men.
After the office, he went to the hospital, he entered in the ward and saw his mother awake. On her side Suvarna was sitting. He was happy to see that. He went to her and said "hi mom, how are you?"
"I am fine" she replied tiredly
He hold her hand and carrassed her hair "mom get well soon"
By that time a doctor entered, "Mr Mallik, you don't need to worry, her operation is done and she is just feeling a bit weak due to that"
"but doctor, I still hadn't gave the money"
"The money is already paid and the operation had been successful"
"Dr, who paid?" asked Armaan
"If I can remember clearly then It was Ms Ridhima Rai" saying that the doctor left
"Ridhima Rai??? Ridhima??? why would she pay?" he asked himself. He turned toward his mother and found tears in her eyes "mom, what happened?"
"Armaan, I just want to die"
"yeh aap kaisi baatein kar rahi hain mom?" he was stunned to listen that and hugged going to her
"I can't leave with the guilt to have separate you and Ridhima" said His mom while crying, Armaan loved back and looked at her confused
"haan bhai, mom is right, we are the culprit, she hadn't done anything. She wasn't cheating on you and neither she aborted your baby"
Armaan stood up and he was all shocked, it seems like rock hit him. He has blamed, accused Ridhima for something she hasn't done. He has insulted her and throw her out of the house without being her fault. He had always believed his mom and his sister and what he got in return, he is cheated by them.
"Armaan, we treated her like she is slave of the house, I pushed her from the stairs....." his mom kept on speaking but hearing that, made his knee go weak. His mother has killed their baby, how can they do that. His sense went black. He wasn't able to hear anything. He took his step back and left the room with tears coming out.
"Ridhima was innocent, she hasn't done anything wrong, I punished her for something she hasn't done, I kicked her out of the house when she needed me the most, her health was really bad at that time. How can I do that? how will I face her?" he thought in his heart while sitting on the bench.
As his mobile rang, he took it out and looked at the caller 'Ms Rai'. He picked it up and said in low voice "hello"
"Hello Mr Mallik, well if you aren't aware of the time then it's 10 PM and I want to see you at your appartment right now" said Ridhima
"Yes Ma'am, I'll be there right now" He hung up the phone and thought. 'Ridhima, I have to ask apologize and that's what I am gonna do'
He stood up and wiping his tears, he went at his appartment. He opened the lock and entered. Entering in the apartment he locked the door and saw Ridhima sitting on the couch, looking extremely sexy in the black skirt and green top upto her belly.
Before she could stood up and came to him, he fall down on his knee and lowered his head. "I am sorry Ridhima, I never knew the truth and as I got to know the truth today, I can't face you"
She listened him calmly, patiently. Then she went to him and knelt in front of him "Armaan, I had no big expectation from your family, but from you I did have. You didn't give me any chance to prove myself, how can you do that? huh?" asked Ridhima angrily and this time her eyes were showing different emotions, they showed anger, hurt, pain....
"I am sorry Ridhima and I am willing to go through any punishment from you"
She stood up and talked to him "you know what Armaan, you unknowingly got your punishment. You were away from me for six years, you were put in darkness, you were away from our baby, our Ria. You missed six years of our lifes"
He looked at her with shock 'their baby', "Ridhima our baby?"
"yeah Armaan, our baby"
That day luckily, Rahul came at the house to meet Ridhima, as he wasn't there during their marriage and he just got informed right now, but was shocked to see her in this state. He went to her and hugged. She fainted in his arms. Rahul panicked and took him at home.
A doctor checked Ridhima and told Rahul "Mr Rai, you have to take care of her, she is three months pregnant and her health isn't well. It seems, she hasn't been treated well"
"don't worry doctor, I'll take care of her"
As Ridhima opened her eyes, she found Rahul in front of her. She couldn't help but broke down. She hugged him and cried her heart out, she told him everything.
"you didn't had miscarriage Ridhima, you still have your baby inside you. They lied to you" Ridhima loooked at Rahul stunned hearing what he told "...han Ridhima, the doctor who checked you told me this"
"bhai they cheated, they are also putting Armaan in darkness, how can they do that?"
"shhh bacha, don't take stress, now no one will be able to hurt you"
He hugged her.
"Ridhima I hate my family, they put in darkness all those years. I don't know if I deserve anymore to have you guys in my life"
She cupped his face and replied "are you willing to accept me knowing I slept with other guys?"
"yes Ridhima, I am willing too as long as you won't be with other guy from now on"
She kissed on his cheek " then I too accept you but I had never been with other guys, I was with our baby at that time. It was just to make you realize what you lost"
He looked at her and said "Ridhima, why do you love me so much"
"I don"t know, I just do. But let me clear. If you ever hurt me or throw me out of the house. I will never come back to you"
"I will never hurt you and never will dare you to throw you out of the house" saying that he hugged and she to hugged him back. While hugging, she told him everything from the beggining and both cried their heart out.
"let's go" said Ridhima while taking his hand
"shhh just come" she grabbed him to her car and made him sat.
After driving for few minutes, she stopped the car in the driveway of a beautiful mansion. "come"
Armaan obeyed her and followed her in. She rang the bell and as the door opened Armaan gasped saying the kid. She is the same kid he saw on the beach and as at that time he was lost he wasn't able to see her features but now as he saw her, he can notice, she has same eyes as Ridhima and as she smiled she got dimples like him.
Armaan smiled widely looking at her and went to her. Going to her he knelt down and hugged her while crying.
Ria looked at Ridhima confusingly. Ridhima mouthed her "your dad"
She shouted childishly "oh my god, you are my dady" she hugged him back. Armaan smiled at her childish acts
"yeah baby, I am your dady. I am sorry to be away from you for so long. Would you forgive me?" he asked her coming out from the hug
"yes, if you promise to never leave me and mama"
"I will never, pakka promise" he hugged her and stood up then he also hugged Ridhima. He planted few kissed on Ridhima's and Ria's face. Which made Ridhima blush and Ria giggle.
Then they entered in the house, as soon as they entered, they saw Rahul, Muskaan and Shashank. Armaan gulped and looked at Ridhima "bhai, Bhabhi and Dad, yeh Armaan hai"
They nodded and went to Armaan. Rahul put his hand on Armaan shoulder "I am giving you a second chance but if you ever hurt her again then you'll see the worst side of me. And I can only allow you guys to get together if you would leave here and not with you mother and sister. I can't trust them"
"Bhai...." said Armaan then looked at Rahul and asked "can I call you bhai?" as Rahul nodded, Armaan smiled and continue "I am willing to do anything Bhai to get Ridhima and our princess back into my life"
Rahul smiled "ok then I have no problem" he hugged Armaan as in welcoming him in the family, then he went to Shashank and took his blessing, he too seemes like he has forgiven her. Then he said 'hi' to Muskaan.
Shashank looked at Ridhima and told her "take Armaan in your room, I'll take Ria with us"
Armaan and Ridhima smiled knowing that he wants to give them privacy "no bhai, I want to spend my first day of my new life with my whole family"
Shashank nodded with a smile and went to their house, which wasn't so far away. Ria was still in Armaan arm. Ridhima hold Armaan's hand and led him in her room. The room was really simple but beautiful, there had Armaan and Ridhima's pics, Ria's pics and a lot more photos.
Ridhima quickly freshen up as she came out she saw Armaan making Ria sleep. She smiled looking at them.
He looked at Ridhima and smiled. As Ria was asleep, he went to Ridhima and picked her up and placed her on the bed. He went on the other side of Ria. Both slept in this position. Ria was in the middle, Armaan on the right and Ridhima on the left. Armaan arm was placed on Ria's tummy and his hand on Ridhima's waist.
Their other hand were entangled into each other.
As Armaan woke up the next morning, he saw Ridhima on his side. Her eyes were wide open and she was looking at him "aise kiya dekh rahi ho?" asked Armaan while encircling his hand around her waist
"tum budhe hogaye ho" she traced her finger in his jaw.
"kiya karoun jaan jo pass nahi thi" he kissed on her forehead
She smiled and said "ok now wake and get ready quickly, I too have have to get ready"
"ok jaan....Where is Ria?" he asked with a frown when he didn't found Ria.
"to her school"
He nodded and replied "oh ok... by the way...We have to hurry right?"
"ok then" he picked her up in his arms and took her in the bathroom.
He locked the door and put her down. While kissing they freed each other from their clothes and Armaan turn the shower on and hugged her. She too hugged him back.
"Ridhima, we have to get married again?"
"no" Armaan was shocked hearing 'no' but he got a smile hearing "we never got divorced" she replied him back while kissing him on chest. Both made love under the shower.
They came out in their towels, she went toward the wardrobe and opened it, Armaan hugged her from behind and kissed her shoulder. "wait, I'll chose a dress for you" he said placing his head on her shoulder and she placed her cheek against his.
He took a red sari out, she can still remember that sari. This was the same sari she wore on their wedding, seeing that she blushed but took it with a nod and went in bathroom to change. As she came out clad in the beautiful red sari, she saw Armaan sitting on the bed with the towel tied around his waist.
"Armaan why aren't you ready till now?"
"Ridhima mere kapre???" she understood that his clothes aren't there.
"wait" she went on the other side of the wardrobe and opened it. Armaan gasped seeing all the clothes. She took out blue jean with red shirt along denim jacket. "take this"
"Ridhima all this?" he said pointing toward the clothes.
"I kept bying them for you whenever I went abroad or here in malls"
He made her sit in his lap and hugged her "Can I ask you a question?" asked Armaan
"Armaan, from when you did need to ask this?"
"from never, I just lost the habit to talk with you openly, but it will be again on track in few days" he said kissing her cheek "yeah I was saying, Ridhima why did you paid the money for Mom's operation even after what she did?"
"Armaan, whatever they did, I can never forgive them for that but Armaan they are a part of you. I can never see you or your family in pain"
"even after they gave you so much pain, Ridhima they behaved with you like you were their slave. Why didn't you told me once, just once"
"I didn't wanted problem between you and your mother and sister. I just wanted to win their love."
"but, I will never forgive them"
"Armaan, your mom is in hospital, she needs you"
"you too needed me but what they made me do, they made me throw you out of the house."
"She gave you birth"
"Then Ridhima she got all back, the six years I was away from you was a repay to giving me birth and bringing me up"
"Jaan, don't keep so much grudges, she is your mom, even if you can't forgive her then just visit her at least once in a week"
He kissed back on her forehead, he can't understead of which stone she was made. She is telling him to forgive his mom.
"Ridhima only for you, I'll visit them one in a week but with you and Ria, my family"
"ok, now are you planing to sit there naked or getting dressed up"
"hmm I am planning to make love to you again and again but then we'll get late for work....here take" he gave the dress to Ridhima which made her frown "what??? dress me up" he said naughtily as he found her mouth opened he added mischievously "jaan, If I can undress you, you can at least dress me up, right?"
She shook her head and made him wear the dress. Then they had their breakfast and went to the office. As Armaan entered in the office, he was about to go in his usual place but was stopped by Ridhima.
"Good morning guys, I have to make an announcement" said Ridhima in a loud voice which attracter everybodies attention "meet Armaan Mallik, he is going to work from now on with me and he is my husband"
All congratulated Armaan, who was still in shock but smiled looking at Ridhima's smiling face. Then she took him in her office and made his sat on the desk next to hers which he knew was recently set as it wasn't there till yesterday. She then sat on his lap.
"Ridhima what is all this? I am happy working under you" said Armaan
"but I am not happy, I want you to work with me" she kissed on his cheek. They spend the whole day working and romancing. As it was time to pick Ria up both Armaan and Ridhima left the office, they picked Ria up and went home.
They then went to meet Armaan's mother who asked apologize along Suvarna. Armaan Ridhima did forgave them but not completely they told them, they will come to meet them regularly. Suvarna and Tara also said thanks to Ridhima. After that Armaan got to knew the truth nothing was the same. Question asked to Armaan by Tara or Suvarna were answered in monosyllabes and after some chat they left.
They regularly went to meet Rahul, Shashank, Muskaan and Sonali, Rahul an Muskaan's daughter. Sometimes they to pay a visit to Ridhima, Armaan and Ria.
As Ria got holidays after few days, Armaan, Ridhima and Ria went on Holidays to Goa and had loads of fun. They where in big room were they had one room in a side and one on the other. After making Ria sleep they had their passionate moments.
Armaan's mother was being selfish, she wasn't ready to share her son with anybody and she end up losing him.
Armaan and Ridhima's life was perfect, because now they didn't hide anything from each other even not a single thing.
When your wife and mother can't go along then it's better to stay in other house with you wife but do pay your mother a visit regularly. More the distance more it's better for few relations.
See next short stories in the below posts :)