Posted: 24 December 2010 at 1:07am | IP Logged
This story is about pure and true love and we all know True Love Is Eternal
"Happy birthday sweetheart" he said while pecking on her forehead. Both were on their bed and covered with a sheet.
The woman opened her eyes with a moan yet with a smile and said "thank you"
"so what does want my princess today?" he asked while looked in her eyes
"I just want you in my life that's all" she replied back
Out of sudden, she was taken out from her old memories as a woman called her "Mrs Ridhima Saxena" even the mention of her surname 'saxena' pierced her heart.
Mrs Modi" Ridhima replied back with a weak voice, she was wearing a
plain yellow salwar kameez, she was looking thin and pale, her eyes
were bloodshot red. Her life had turned up and down just in matter of
few minutes. The guy who promised to love her forever, to never hurt
her, had thrown her out of his life and that too when she carrying his
"Well, Mrs Saxena, after studying your case, I looked out
for some comfortable and affordable accommodation for you" the woman
sitting behind her desk. Currently, Ridhima was in prefecture seeking
for some help concerning her accommodation.
continued with sincerity "I found a good apartment for you, the only
problem is that you'll have to share the apartment with a man but I can
assure you he won't be a problem for you as he is a really great friend
Ridhima smiled at least something was better than
nothing "thanks Mrs Modi" she was indeed really thankful to her as she
had no other place to go "when can I go there?"
you want, he might be at home" Mrs Modi replied with a smile and gave
Ridhima the address. Saying thanks Ridhima left the office and made her
way to her new apartment.
She entered in the building where she
was going to live. No doubt, the building was beautiful. As Mrs Modi
had told her on which floor she was, she took the lift and went on the
second floor. Reaching there, she looked for the number of the
apartment and when she found it, she rang the bell.
A soft voice came from the other side "Wait, I am coming"
waited till the person opened the door. As soon as he opened, she
couldn't control but burst out laughing, it felt that she hadn't
laughed since ages. But she soon controlled it not wanting to piss of
Meanwhile, the guys was confused "what happened?" he asked with a frown
"your face" she said while giggling again
guy turned and looked in the mirror now he knew why she was laughing,
his face was full with flour but was could he do, he was miserable in
cooking. He smiled sheepishly and wiped her face. He came back and
thought for now an introduction would be better. "hmm, well if I am not
mistaken you are my new roommate Ridhima, right?"
She nodded and
then He continued "come in" both entered and he closed the door. He led
her in the sitting room and both sat down "well, I am your roommate...
and my friend told me all about you and that you needed accommodation
so I said that you can leave here, by the way my name is..."
"hmm, well if I am not mistaken you are my new roommate Ridhima, right?"
nodded and then He continued "come in" both entered and he closed the
door. He led her in the sitting room and both sat down "well, I am your
roommate... and my friend told me all about you and that you needed
accommodation so I said that you can live here, by the way my name is
"nice to meet you Mr Mallik" she said politely
can call me Armaan, there is no need to be formal as we are going to
share the same apartment so it would be better if we live as friends,
so what say friends?" he asked with his charming smile, his million
dollars dimples and his blue eyes showing the deepness of his smile.
"Ok friends" they shook hand with a smile
"there is a thing I would like to warn you about me beforehanded" Armaan said quite seriously
Ridhima didn't know what to expect but she asked "and what is that?"
"well, sometimes I speak a lot and thus if I say too much don't mind and just stop me" he said sincerely
already liked her roommate thanks to his sincerity. Now she was sure
that what the precture lady Mrs Modi said was right, 'he was a indeed
"no problem, If I ever mind I'll stop you" she said
with a smile, she was feeling good and that day after so long she had
smiled and laughed.
"hmm can I ask you a question if you don't mind?" Armaan asked hesitantly
"Yeah of course. I won't mind" she replied casually
"how many months are you pregnant?" he questionned her
the thought of her being pregnant brought a grin on her face. She was
carrying her baby and there was no limit to her happiness. If she was
alive that was because of her baby. Her sorrow faded away just by the
fact that she had her baby with her. "5 months"
"Congrats Ridhima" he congratulated her genuinely
"Thank you" she replied with a smile and then asked in a serious tone "Hmm how much would I have to pay per month?"
till you don't deliver your baby and get healthy again, prefecture will
pay from your behalf so you don't have to worry" he said with a smile
and then he hit his head "how bad of me that I didn't even offered you
a drink" saying so he rushed in the kitchen and Ridhima was amazed to
He came back after a while, with a tray containing
pepsi, sprite, juices and glass. He placed it on the table and asked
"so what would you like to drink?"
"hmm, I would like to have water"
nodded and poured a glass with water for her. He then handed her off
the glass of water. "thank you" Ridhima said as she took the glass
they were done with drinks, Armaan said "come, I'll show you the
apartment". Ridhima stood up and followed him, he showed her the
kitchen, the bathroom, the toilet, his room, the sitting room, a guest
room and finally her room. The apartment was quite big and beautifully
If anyone would have come there, they wouldn't have guessed it was guy's house as it was clean.
"you have maintained brilliantly the house" she complimented him whole-heartily
"Thank you" he smiled and then asked "did you like your room?"
"yes, it's beautiful" she said while looking around and admiring the half-white color of the room and all the furniture.
"would you like to have some rest and have dinner or have dinner and then go to sleep?"
"what are you cooking?" she asked with a frown
roti" he replied matter-of-factly and then he added sheepishly
"actually that is the only dish I can make eatable apart from the fast
"what's your favorite dish?"
"hmm chicken but I don't know how to make it" he said sadly
"do you mind if I prepare the food?" she questionned while hoping a positive response
"no never, you are going to be mother and it's not good to exhaust yourself" he refused her plainly
Armaan, I had been eating from restaurants lately and had not cooked
anything by myself so I want to cook" she said with a pout
That somehow melted Armaan's heart, he gave in "ok" listening that Ridhima smiled but then he continued "but on one condition"
"what is the condition?" she asked whilst wrinkling her brow
"The condition is..." he tried to create some suspense ".. that I'll help you" he said with a smile
"ok" she replied with a biggest smile then before
They went in the kitchen and Ridhima asked "so do you have chicken at home?"
I bought it yesterday, you know I was reading the recipient book in
which they told how to cook chicken so I decided to try to cook it but
all in vain" he said with upset tone
Ridhima couldn't help but chuckle. He truly was a chatterbox but she didn't mind "ok then let's started"
the cooking, Armaan helped Ridhima in every way, he cut the onion,
tomato, green chillies and what not. Even though, Ridhima told him that
she'll do but he clearly refused saying 'I am already letting you cook
so no argument' listening that she sighed and did the cooking part.
"now go and sit I'll lay the food" she said while turning the stove off
you go and sit, I'll lay the food on the table" he literally dragged
her in the sitting room and made her sit on the sofa. He picked up the
remote control from the table and gave her "here, watch TV"
"I'll become useless if I keep watching TV all the time" she said sadly
shook his head and went in the kitchen. In the way, he was thinking
'she is a nice girl, I wonder what happend to her but I guess I can't
asked her well at least not right now as she would mind'
grumpily picked up the remote control and checked the channels. As
Armaan came out, he saw her watching the song 'Tum Mile' from Tum Mile,
then his eyes fall on the tear that had come out from her eyes.
didn't knew why but it hurt him. He never liked anyone crying but
seeing her crying made him sad. He softly put the dishes which were in
his hand on the table and then going to her, he sat beside her.
"Ridhima" Hearing her name, she quickly wiped her tear and looked toward him. "what happened?" Armaan asked her
she said while lowering her head, true she wanted someone to share her
feelings but she wasn't ready to share them with Armaan as they just
met a while ago. Moreover, after what happened to her caused her trust
people really slowly.
He gave a low sigh and said "ok. By the way, now come and eat. The table is set and moreover the smell is very attracting"
nodded with a smile and they both went to the dining table. "hmm, the
chicken smells yummy. You are an awesome cook" Armaan said while
closing his eyes and savoring the smell. Ridhima smiled that someone
actually liked her cooking.
Armaan let Ridhima to be served
first, although she protested but all in vain so she put the food in
her plate and then passed the bowl to Armaan who placed the chicken in
Not only the food but also the taste was delicious,
he just loved it. It felt like he hadn't eaten homefood from ages. He
praised her a lot.
While eating and in between praising her, he
noticed she wasn't eating much, her plate was almost untouched "Ridhima
why are you not eating?"
"I am not hungry"
and said "Ridhima it's not only a question of your health but your
baby's too. You have to eat for two persons so quietly finish your food"
"but.." she tried to protest
me tell, if you don't start eating on your own I would feed you" he
said treatingly, of course he knew he was going to that but he was sure
this tactic would work.
She exhaled and ate properly while
Armaan smiled looking at her. He knew something big happening in her
life, he could guess that clearly seeing her condition, her state of
mind. Even though they met just few hours ago but it felt like they
knew each other from ages.
"I think you should go and sleep, you both need rest" he said with a smile
"But the dishes?" she asked as she wasn't feeling sleepy yet
"you don't worry I'll clean them" he said while blinking his eyes reassuringly
knew there were not point to argue as she couldn't refuse but accept
that she was tired... Tired from all the emotional turmoil.
She was about to stand up when the home phone rang as it was next to Ridhima she picked it up "hello"
"hello, Ridhima right?" a sweet voice came from the other end
"yes and you?" Ridhima was quite surprised to hear her name as far as she knew no one knew that she was here
"I am Nikki, I mean Mrs Nikkita Modi"
Mrs Modi, hi, how are you?" she asked politely, she was confused to
receive a call from her but then she remembered that Mrs Modi was
"I am fine, what about you? and how did you find the apartment?"
am also fine and the apartment is very nice" she said and then looked
at Armaan, she smiled and added "here, talk to Armaan" she passed the
phone to Armaan.
She was about to pick up the dishes, Armaan softly held her wrist and shook his head. Ridhima sighed "ok then good night"
Armaan put his hand on the receiver "good night and if you need anything you can tell me"
that, Ridhima nodded and went in her room. Entering in her room, she
changed into a nighty and stood in front of the mirror, her stomach has
started showing off a bit. How she wished that her husband would have
been with her but no she didn't need to wish this anymore.
After that she laid down on the bed and then she actually realized how much she was tried as she dozed off in few seconds.
Meawhile, Armaan was talking to Nikkita "hey, how are you?"
"I am fine, you tell?" she replied with a smile, Armaan was her best friend and he meant a lot to her
am also fine and that new roommate of mine is really sweet but Nikki I
feel that she is in pain" he shared his feelings with Nikkita
Armaan, I too have guessed it and thanks for volunteering to let her
stay otherwise I'll would have a hard time searching more for a good
accommodation for her"
"Nikki, it was my duty. I mean any human
would have helped another human in need and plus she isn't alone, she
is carrying a baby so I knew she needed a comfortable place to stay" he
"you know that's one of the best quality in you" Nikkita said while praising Armaan
so sweet of you. By the way thanks to you as she cooked chicken you
know my favorite and it was SO TASTY" he completely had loved the food
she had made
"Good good. Ok now I am going as Abhimanyu is calling me" Nikkita said that as Abhimanyu called her in their room
"of course of course, he must be missing you in the bedroom" he teased Nikkita
She blushed and then said sternly "Armaan, you just shut up"
ok peace" he as well made the sign with his finger "now go before
Abhimanyu comes and chop me down in pieces" he said while chuckling and
then saying bye, he hung up the phone.
"Life is nothing without friendship"- by Marcus Tullius Cicero
"A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself."
had been a month that Ridhima had settled in Armaan's apartment as his
roommate. They were good friends but they never asked each other about
their past, just lived in the present. Ridhima got to know Armaan was a
businessman and Armaan got to know that Ridhima was a doctor.
was in her six month and her stomach had started showing off a little
more. That day, she had appointment fixed with the doctor and Armaan
was going to him.
After quiting her room, she entered in the
sitting room and sat on the table. Soon enough, Armaan appeared wearing
an apron and chef hat, with the breakfast.
Actually, Armaan had
allowed Ridhima to cook lunch and dinner if she wanted but with his
help whereas breakfast would be prepared by him and only him.
As Ridhima looked at the breakfast, she said with an approving nod "not bad not, you are improving"
growled at this because he burnt the bread a day before "Ridhima yaar,
it happens something" while Ridhima laughed seeing him. He pouted and
bent down on his knee before Ridhima "hey princess, tell your mom to
not tease your boyfriend"
"oww, what is this Armaan?" she was amused to see Armaan behaving like this.
"well, your baby is my girlfriend" he said while pretending to shy only to receive a punch on his shoulder from Ridhima
"You are impossible" She giggled and then asked with a frown "by the way who said that it's a girl?"
"bas, I just know." He so wanted it to be a girl, he had bonded so well with the little one in short span of time.
shook her head and started eating. They both discussed about daily
routine. "Armaan, you know I so want to join back hospital but this
health of mine doesn't let me" she said sadly. She wasn't in the
condition to work because as soon as she started working nausea started
so the hospital gave her leave till she delivered her baby and was fit
and fine to be back on her duties again.
As doctors had to be healthy themselves to treat someone else properly.
"Oh come on, you need rest and you shouldn't be thinking about working" he said strictly yet softly
"but I am bored at home" she said while pouting
took a breath and then said "I know Ridhima, I can understand but you
too have to understand that working is not good for you and are your
Listening that Ridhima nodded and then he said reminding
her what she had to do "ok now get ready, Nikki should be here any
minute then you both can go for shopping then I'll take you for your
Ridhima got knew Nikkita very closely as they met a
lot. Nikkita was Armaan's best friend. Once when Abhimanyu and Nikkita
came over the dinner at their home, Abhimanyu told her "you know
Ridhima, today if I and Nikki are married it's all thanks to Armaan
otherwise her parents would have never agreed"
I was confused so I had asked "but why were your parents not agreeing?"
"because my parents wanted me to get married to their friend's son but then Armaan made them understood" Nikkita replied.
day, she got to know how much Armaan loved his friends and trust them.
He was one of those type, who cared his friends a lot, like he cared
for Ridhima now. In fact, he cared more for Ridhima as she was not one
"Armaan I can go to the appointment by myself" she
tried to convince him but that was one of the few matter in which he
never gave up.
"I know you can but I want to accompany you. I
want to see the little baby. You know I never experienced this but now
that I am so close to your baby I want to know how it feels to see the
baby in ultrasound" he said dreamily.
"uff" she sighed and went
to her room to get ready. She wore a simple blue anarkali dress. When
she came out, she heard the door bell so she went to open it. It was
Nikkita, standing there with a shining smile.
"Hey Ridhima, how are you? and how is the little one?" Nikkita asked while giving a hug to Ridhima and then both entered.
"I am fine and we are going for baby's ultrasound today" she said with a smile that said how happy she was thanks to her baby
"good, where is Armaan?" Nikkita asked while looking around
"see you called me and here I am" he said while appearing from the corridor. He greeted Nikkita with a hug "how are you?"
am fine, what about you? so getting ready to go to work?" Nikkita asked
as she found him in his suit and he was also holding his briefcase
am fine and yeah, I have a very important meeting. Normally, it would
last an hour so I will join you guys in the mall and Nikkita take care
of Ridhima. Moreover don't let her walk too much" he said with concern
"Armaan I am not a baby" Ridhima said while defending herself
"oh you are worse than a baby" he teased while sticking his tongue
was amused to see them, she had never seen Armaan behaving like this
but then again she was liking her friend's in this new avatar. In fact,
she was liking both Armaan and Ridhima together.
apart, Ridhima do take care of yourself" he said her worriedly, he
didn't want her to go under any stress. He knew it could be proven
"I will Armaan don't worry" she said while blinking her eyes softly
"Good" he looked at his wrist watch and said "now I have to go so see you guys later" he left giving both of them a friendly hug
"come Ridhima" Nikkita told Ridhima and then both of them left the apartment after locking it
went to the mall and did lots of shopping, their bags were full.
Ridhima didn't shop anything for her but for her baby and for Armaan.
They were now in the women section as a fed up Nikkita dragged her there "chose something for you as well"
just followed Nikkita. Nikkita had chosen few dress for Ridhima which
she told her to check them. Ridhima told her "please Nikki, I am tired"
noticed that Ridhima was indeed really tired so they purchased the
dresses without trying. Then they went in a restaurant, where they were
going to have lunch.
In few minutes, Armaan joined them and
they all had fun during the lunch. After that, Nikkita left for her
office and Armaan took Ridhima for her appointment.
"Ridhima what's your doctor name?"
"Dr Kritika" she replied him back after glancing at her file
Armaan nodded and followed Ridhima. As they reached there, Armaan said "you go I'll wait for you outside"
She had her mouth wide open "then why did you came?"
"I want to come in Ridhima, but I don't want anyone to mistake our relation" he said honestly
nodded and entered in her doctor's cabin. Meanwhile, outside the cabin,
Armaan waited impatiently for Ridhima to come out.
wait was over as Ridhima came out with her biggest smile possible,
there was beautiful glow on her face. "let's go' she told Armaan and
both went in the car.
Ridhima took out the ultrasound and showed
him. Armaan was overwhelmed, he couldn't help but whisper "Wow"
unknowingly a tear leaked from his eyes which didn't go unnoticed by
"Armaan what happened why this tear?" she said while wiping his tear off.
"I don't know Ridhima, I just couldn't help" he said while looking at Ridhima "you know I am already in love with the baby"
was really touched, this guy knew her for a month and he loved her baby
but her husband whom she knew for two years just throw her out.
"by the way, is it a baby girl or baby boy?" he asked excitingly
"Let's keep it a surprise" she said with a smirk
"then let's make a bet, if it's a baby boy you get to name him if it's baby girl I'll name her" he said super excited about this
She thought for a while then said "ok done" they seal it with a hand shake and with a smile.
"I'll drop you at home where you are going to take rest as I was seeing how much you were tired while shopping"
Armaan, I want an ice cream first" Ridhima said innocently, nowadays
her mood swings were high yet she tried to control them as she didn't
want to be a burden on Armaan but she was never able to control herself
so as usually she told her wish.
"Ridhima, the weather is cold
so I don't thing ice cream's idea is good one" Armaan said carely.
Though he knew she was having mood swings yet he was worried for her
"Armaan please" she said while pouting.
As Armaan looked at her, he wasn't able to say anything but yes. Ridhima beamed happily. Armaan smiled looking at her.
both stopped at an ice cream shop, Ridhima had one double ice cream of
vanilla and chocolate flavor and Armaan took the same. Even though, it
was cold but both enjoyed their ice cream.
Then both made their
way at their home. Ridhima was truly amazed, he always cared for her.
Armaan parked the car in the parking, both came out while Armaan was
holding all her bags "Armaan do you need some help with the bags?"
shook his head and both made their way toward the apartment. As soon as
they entered, Armaan put all the stuff in Ridhima's room. After that,
he went in the kitchen and fulled the jug with water which he took in
Ridhima's room along a glass. He placed it on the bedside table.
"Thanks" she said while looking at him, she was really tired and at that moment she just wanted to have a nap.
welcome" he replied with a smile "listen, if you need anything do call
me, I'll be back. Take care, bye" After saying all that, he left.
locked the door with his key and made his way to his office. On the
other side, Ridhima slept for four-five hours but once she woke up, she
had no desire to sleep so she woke up and decided to arrange her baby's
Finally, Armaan was done for the day. He took his
briefcase and made his way toward the parking lot. So much happened in
his life, he had seen so much ups and downs, so much twists and turns.
Maybe, he would have never come here but then he had to come for a
reason which only destroyed him. Then, he started working here itself.
the day, he met Ridhima, he felt alive again, he felt like his pain was
nothing in front of hers. Her eyes spoke volumes even though now too
she smiled but her eyes contained pain so deep that he actually felt
his pain so little in front of hers.
In the last month, he had
bond so well with her and her baby, he even had started choosing
names for baby girl. He was certain that it would be a girl as sweet as
He thought to call Ridhima as to confirm that she
was alright so took out his mobile from his pocket and called her. The
ring was going but no answer. He tried for three more times and then he
got worried. He rushed toward his car and jumped in. He drove on the
maximum speed while driving he tried calling her again but still no
response, he was really worried.
He came out from his car and
quickly locked his car. He didn't care if the car was locked properly
or not. In full speed, he entered in the building and pushed the lift
button. It felt like lift was taking ages, so he decided to take the
He ran to stairs door, he opened it and ran toward the
second floor. He was now in his corridor, he opened the apartment with
his keys and...
ran to stairs door, in one swift movement he opened it and ran toward
the second flour. He was now in the corridor, he opened the apartment
with his keys and saw Ridhima sitting there. He sighed with relief and
bent down on his knees.
A while back, Ridhima put all clothes
neatly in her cupboard and as she was done with it, she thought to
watch TV for a while. Going through channels, suddenly she saw a
glimpse which made her freeze.
Her body was trembling and tears were leaking down from here eyes. She was unaware of her phone ringing in her room.
controlling his breath, he stood up and went to her. As he was near
her, he noticed she was siting there frozen, her face was pale, her
tears were flowing down, her eyes were red and puffy. Seeing Her gaze
was fixed on the television, he looked there but just saw a movie going
on. He looked back toward her and was truly concerned seeing her in
this state, he put his hand on her shoulder.
As Ridhima felt a
hand on her shoulder, she came out from her frozen state and looked at
Armaan. Looking at him, she couldn't control herself and hugged him
while sobbing badly.
"Ridhima what happened?" Armaan asked her, his even eyes were moist seeing her in this state.
She controlled herself but she was still not ready to share her grief "Armaan, nothing"
"that's why you were crying that badly" he said looking at her accusingly
know Armaan, you are concerned for me but I am not ready yet to share
it" she said while holding his hand and hoping that he won't any
"No problem Ridhima. But whenever you want to tell me anything then don't be afraid I am always there for you"
Ridhima nodded and left his hand "I'll definitely tell you but not now"
"I said na, no problem now go and get fresh" he said in an orderly tone
smiled at him, he truly was a nice friend. She stood up and went in the
bathroom to freshen up. She splashed the cold water on her face which
somehow gave her some solace.
Armaan changed into some casual
and went in the kitchen. He was thinking about what to prepare for
dinner, at the very same time Ridhima joined him.
"what are you thinking?"
"I was thinking about was to prepare for dinner" he told her what he was actually thinking to which Ridhima smiled
put stress on your tiny brain" she said while giggling meanwhile Armaan
glared at her but later joined her in giggling as he was happy to see
Ridhima out of her dull mood then both decided what to prepare.
was about to gather the stuff when Armaan hold her wrist gently and
made her sit on the chair "Listen and listen clearly" he said while
pointing at her
She nodded like a child do when getting order
from his parents or teachers "from now on, you will just sit here and
give me instructions"
"but then what will I do?" she asked innocently
thought while scratching his chin and said "you will tell me how
to cook, you'll watch TV and then in the morning and evening I'll take
you for a walk but nothing more than that"
"ok" she sat there
without arguing further as she knew their would be no effect on him so
she told him what to do. Soon enough the food was ready, they ate it,
Ridhima even praised him and then Armaan took her out for a walk.
"here" they both were walking when Ridhima felt thirsty and Armaan passed her a bottle of water
you" she replied with a smile. Armaan was really caring to her, he
always took care that she was alright and that she didn't need anything.
"anything for my girlfriend" he said with a big grin. She drank the water and then Armaan took back the bottle.
giggled looking at Armaan. He was such a baby and was so sweet at
heart. Actually it would be appropriate to say his heart was of gold as
she had noticed that he could never see anyone hurt, he was truly a
caring soul and she hadn't see herself anyone like him ever before in
"aww" she suddenly shouted and Armaan looked at her
with worry. He took hold of her arm softly and led her toward a bench.
Ridhima sat down quietly with Armaan's help.
"are you fine
Ridhima?" Armaan asked while opening the water bottle and putting the
bottle near her lips, she quietly drank it on the same time some tears
came out from her eyes. "Ridhima what happened? Why are you crying?"
the baby kicked" she said with a smile through her tears. Armaan was
stunned. "see" Ridhima took his hand and placed it on her stomach.
Armaan felt the movement too.
He was feeling overwhelmed "Oh my God, it feels so good" he said feeling the kick again. Both were happy beyond limits.
that, they went back home happily and both sat in the sitting room in
front of the TV. Armaan checked all the channels and stopped on a film
"do you mind if I watch '3 idiots'? you know it's one of my favorite
movie and I have watched like hundreds time"
She chuckled looking at Armaan "of course I don't mind, I still haven't watched it"
"oh then, it's good because this movie is not one to be missed" he said with confidence
of them watched the movie and looked like crazy. After a while, Armaan
felt some weight on his left shoulder so he looked toward there and
found Ridhima sleeping there like an angel. Seeing her sleeping, he
guessed that she was tired.
He gently picked her up in her arms
and led her in her room. He placed her on her bed as softly as
possible. After that he placed his hand on her stomach and then said
"good night girlfriend" at that moment he felt the kick again, he
smiled widely as he was happy to feel it again, it was one of the best
feeling in the world.
Yet he was amazed to see that but then
he thought maybe the baby was able to hear them. He covered her with
her blanket. Once he checked that everything that she needed was here,
he left her room and went in the sitting room to watch the rest of the
The next day, Armaan came home with many books in his
hands. When Ridhima saw him with so many books, she asked him with a
frown "why did you bring so many books?"
"wait" he put his
briefcase in a side and then went to her. He placed all the books in
front of her. She noticed that the books were about pregnancy which
included 'what to expect when you are expecting', 'the mother of all
Ridhima looked at him and asked confusedly "what is all this?"
you are going to be a mother for the first time. I am sure you don't
know much about all this and plus I too don't know anything about all
this so I wanted to know each and everything"
pleased seeing all this. It was true that she didn't know much so it
would add to her knowledge. Moreover, she didn't want to take any risk.
She picked one of the books and flipped the pages, they truly had
"And you know one more benefit of these
books?" he asked her while looking at her and as she shook her head
negatively, he replied with a smile "you won't get bored hopefully"
"you know you are very sweet" she said with a cute smile that actually made Armaan mesmerized
"Thank you. Oh by the way, you aren't having nausea, right?" he asked with concern as few days back she had had nausea
"yes, I am fine now"
good..." he then remembered something and then said "I even brought a
book for my baby girl". He brought his briefcase, he opened it and took
out 'scooby-doo' book. Seeing that Ridhima laugh "why are you
laughing?" He asked vaguely
"Armaan, how can the baby listen to your story?"
I read somewhere that in the end of the second semester and in third
semester, the baby can hear, taste, see and feel everything happening
around her" Armaan said proudly
Ridhima was sort of excited to hear this and then asked for confirmation "really?"
really, so now when in the evening I will read the story to my
girlfriend don't disturb me and my princess" he said cutely and while
sticking his tongue at her.
Ridhima shook her head at his
babyish behavior. She couldn't help but think how much her life has
changed from the last month, she was again happy, true that sometime
her past taunt her but still she was happy, in her new life.
most of the men that she had seen would try get intimate but Armaan was
a true gentleman, he never ever tried to be intimate with her. Yes, he
hugged her but it was friendly hug and she knew the difference between
a friendly and other type of hugs, she had experienced them.
thing that she never asked to Armaan was about her girlfriend, she knew
he had a past but that she never asked. How could she ask him when she
herself wasn't ready to share her past.
She noticed that Armaan was looking tired than other days "Armaan, you look tired why don't you go and sleep for a while"
Ridhima, I am not tired" he said in his defense as he wanted to read
the pregnancy books, he wanted to know each and everything.
glared at him "you know you can't lie to me then why do you try. Now go
in your room and take a nap for a while" she the last bit more like
He smiled sheepishly then said "ok ok, I am going, see you in while"
that, Armaan went in his room to take rest as per Ridhima's order. On
the other hand, Ridhima was in the sitting room with the pregnancy
books. She was reading one of them when she heard the phone ringing,
she picked it "hello"
"hello, Ridhima how are you and how is the little one?" Nikkita asked her from the other side
Nikki, we both are fine, how are you?" Ridhima got happy to hear
Nikkita's voice, they had become really good friends in short spam of
"I am fine" they talked for a while about Ridhima's baby
and then Nikkita said in a commanding tone "Acha, listen tomorrow there
is a party at my place where you and Armaan have to come. That's an
Ridhima giggled "ok chief, we'll be there but what's the occasion?" she asked the last bit with curiosity
"Well that's a surprise" Nikkita said with excitement
"Surprise? that's not fair, we would have to wait till tomorrow" Ridhima said while pouting
"hehe, stop your melo-drama" Nikkita said while laughing
"ok baba, I'll tell Armaan and we'll definitely come. I am really curious to know what the surprise actually is"
you'll know tomorrow. Ok I have to make few more calls so see you
tomorrow at 8 in my house. You take care of yourself and then little"
"no problem Nikki, see you tomorrow and you too take care" they said bye to each other and hung up the phone.
carried on with the book she was reading after an hour so, Armaan came
out with his messy hairs and rubbing his eyes. He entered in the
sitting room while yawning which caught Ridhima's attention and smiled
look at his face "hey Armaan, you are already up?"
"yeah, I am feeling hungry" he said while looking at her "let's prepare the dinner"
don't you go and freshen up, then we'll prepare the dinner" At this
Armaan nodded and he went in the bathroom. He joined Ridhima in the
kitchen after a while.
Armaan prepared the food, when he was
stirring the food Ridhima told him about Nikkita's invitation which he
agreed happily as he too wanted to know what the surprise was, plus the
next day was Sunday so means no work. But little did they knew along the surprise, something else was going to happen. Once the food was prepared, they both ate it. Ridhima completely loved the food and both went on walk as their routine.
What surprise Nikkita is going to give them? What is going to happen?
prepared the food, when he was stirring the food Ridhima told him about
Nikkita's invitation which he agreed happily as he too wanted to know
what the surprise was, plus the next was Sunday so means no work. But
little did they know along the surprise, something else was going to
happen that day. Once the food was prepared, they both ate it. Ridhima
completely loved the food and both went on walk as their routine.
following day, Ridhima and Armaan went together at Nikkita's house and
they arrived there at the exact time. They met Abhimanyu and Nikkita
while hugging them and Armaan asked them "Guys, what is the surprise? I
am dying out of curiosity"
"Armaan, Sabar ka phal meetha hota hai and you know 'patience is virtue' " Abhimanyu said testing their patience.
Armaan growled and said "you guys are impossible"
Ridhima noticed there weren't many guests but yet she didn't know so
she felt quite left out which didn't went unnoticed by Armaan, who said
"come Ridhima, I'll make you meet my friends"
He took her to her
friends, whom he met with a hug then said "Ridhima, she is Muskaan and
he is Rahul" he said pointing toward a couple "he is Atul and Anjali"
he said while pointing toward the other couple "both couples are
married" he finished there introduction with a smile "and guys, she is
Ridhima, I told you about her, remember?"
"oh yes, hi Ridhima
nice to meet you" Muskaan said and hugged Ridhima, followed by Anjali.
Ridhima was taken back first but then she felt at ease and smiled from
heart. All the guys met her one by one. Ridhima was happy to meet them
and she integrated in their group instantly.
"how come I never
met you before?" Ridhima asked as all of them sat down expect Abhimanyu
and Nikkita who were busy with some other guests.
"well me and
Atul are partners and we had a project in foreign where we had to spend
two months so along our wives we were there. We just came back today
itself and here we are" Rahul said with a smile.
"do you guys
want something to drink?" Atul asked everyone. All said yes so the guys
went to bring their drinks. They came back after a while with theirs
and girls drink. Armaan passed Ridhima her soft drink, Rahul gave to
Muskaan and Atul to Anjali.
They all were having their soft
drink and were discussing with each other when Muskaan asked Ridhima
excitingly "so Ridhima, how do you feel knowing that you will become a
mother in like three months?"
"It feels so good, I truly feel
over the moon" Ridhima replied with an exciting smile. Though it was
difficult for her sometime to sleep due to pregnancy but she was
waiting for the moment she will hold her baby.
wanted to answer this question and say that it felt heavenly, he was
waiting eagerly the day he would be able to hold the little one.
and gentleman, may I have your attention please?" a voice took their
attention, they noticed Abhimanyu and Nikkita in the middle with a mic
"first of all, thank you to all of you for coming here and secondly I
want to call Ridhima here"
Ridhima looked around her and then
toward Armaan, who blinked her eyes. Now she knew that Armaan knew all
along about this surprise but she still was unaware. She went there
with steady step, she was feeling everyone's eye on her.
"Today is one of the most beautiful girls's birthday" Nikkita said with a big smile and while side hugging Ridhima.
"happy birthday Ridhima" The whole hall wished Ridhima in unison.
stood there with tears in her eyes and her hand on her mouth, she was
really surprised so she hugged Nikkita. She was really touched and
thanked them. "Ridhima all this wasn't planned by us but by Armaan,
moreover he did all the preparations" Nikkita told her.
looked at Armaan and smiled at him who smiled back. She took the mic
and said "thank you guys for coming here. Thank you Armaan for making
this day special for me". After that, Armaan and the other friends
joined them. Armaan told her to cut the cake, she cut it and fed Armaan
at the first then the others. Armaan took another piece of cake and fed
Ridhima "happy birthday... I'll always pray to God that your life may
fulfill with happiness" he wishes her with his charming smile.
you guys" she replied back with a smile. Then she was showered with
loads of gifts. As per Muskaan's requests, Ridhima opened every gift
and she was really happy, she was behaving like a kid.
that, Abhimanyu helped Armaan loading the gifts in his trunk and the
back seat. Ridhima was still talking with Muskaan, Anjali and Nikkita.
"guys why don't you go and dance?" Ridhima asked everyone as boys joined them.
"but then you'll be alone" Muskaan replied her genuily concerned for her.
go guys, I'll be here with Ridhima" Armaan told them so all agreed and
went for dancing. "Ridhima, are you tired?" he asked Ridhima once
everyone were at a distance.
"No Armaan" she replied with a
smile "...but yeah I want to go to the bathroom" she said, and as
Armaan nodded with a smile, she went to the bathroom.
very same time, someone came toward him, seeing whom Armaan's blood
boiled. He couldn't stop himself but talk rudely "what are you doing
"well Abhimnayu invited his friend Manav and so how can he come without his girlfriend" she replied with a smile.
"whatever Sanjana, but stay away from me" he threatened her.
just came to wish the birthday girl as it seems like you are taking
care of all her needs. I mean I must say, such a lavishing birthday
surprise for her. I guess she must be pleasing you well in your bed"
with that Sanjana crossed all her limits and Armaan slapped her hard.
Sanjana stood there holding her cheek, she was really humiliated and she promised herself that he would pay.
you dare utter a word, how can you think so low but again about whom am
I talking to. You listen just stay away from me and my friends" he said
angrily and left from there.
Sanjane was full of rage, she was
so angry to know that Armaan slapped her because of that birthday girl.
She thanked God that due to loud music the slap voice wasn't heard
otherwise she would have been embarrassed to the core.
Ridhima came out, she saw Armaan slapping a girl. She was shocked
because Armaan wasn't that type of person who would hit a girl so she
decided to ask him what the matter was.
She walked toward
Armaan, who was standing angrily in a corner and was about to drink the
alcohol which he was holding "Armaan, what are you doing?". she was
surprised to see him drinking
However seeing Ridhima, his anger vanished so he put the glass on the table and asked her slowly "can we go home?"
at his condition, she knew he was stressed and he needed to be out of
here so she nodded. After that, they made their way to their friends
and said bye, who didn't say anything as they thought Ridhima must be
tired. It was only 10 PM, when they left the hall.
Armaan drove the car in silence so Ridhima decided to break the silence "what happened Armaan?"
wasn't replying, he just kept on driving then after a while he stopped
the car near a beach. As Ridhima saw Armaan coming out, she too
followed him. Armaan was walking slowly slowly.
numb, that day his past knocked on his door again, the past he was
trying to forget not that it mattered to him anymore but every time his
past hurt him, though lesser than before yet it did hurt. Moreover, the
instant Sanjana blurted those words, he knew now her words or her
presence could hurt him no more as what she said and did was the worst.
soft blowing of the wind was calming his nerves. Even though, he was
wearing shoes still he felt the gentleness of the sand. He knew Ridhima
was right behind him and it somehow reassured him that he wasn't alone
but at that moment he didn't know what to say her.
They kept on walking for a bit more but now Ridhima was tired so she held his hand and said "Armaan can we sit and talk?"
looked at her and noticed that she was already a bit tired from the
party and now that she had walked for God know how long, she was really
exhaust. "Ridhima, are you fine?" he asked fretfully looking at Ridhima
and then he looked at her belly with panic "are you ok girlfriend?".
couldn't help but just admire Armaan, he was in pain yet he was caring
for her and her baby as in his girlfriend. She nodded with smiled and
replied "I and your girlfriend am tired, so can we sit down?"
nodded with a sigh of relief that they are fine. Both sat down on the
sand "Armaan, not that I want to interfere in your life but you seem
really tensed and morever I never saw you that angry to slap a woman.
Is everything ok?" she asked apprehensively.
At that moment,
Armaan realized that Ridhima had seen him slapping Sanjana but he
couldn't tell her about that as she would be upset. Nevertheless, he
was going to share with her his past that he had shared with nobody but
today he felt like sharing it with Ridhima. He respired and said
"that's a long story"
"I am all hear Armaan" she said calmly holding his hand.
this started when I was in Delhi and I was in first year of my college
where I met her, Sanjana for the first time. She was a beautiful and a
nice girl.We instantly became friends, we hanged out a lot with friends
or even just the two of us, I really felt comfortable around her. We
went together for shopping, to walk, to cinema, we were like best
With time, I started loving her and she too gave me
hints that she loved me. Two years after I met her, on one fine day I
proposed her and she accepted my proposal. The whole college was aware
of it, we were the love birds of our college. We spent most of the time
together but still there was a lack in our relation. At that time I
didn't know what or maybe I wasn't trying to understand it.
was like only me who was trying to keep our relation on track as she
had started fighting wth me over every little thing but still I tried
my best to never let her any chance to complain, I took care of all her
needs, I had showered her with love and I fulfilled all of her wishes.
time kept on going like this but our relation was not the same as the
beggining. I mean, I know there are few changing when your relations
change but not that bigs. She was not the same person I had fallen in
love. As the girl I had fallen in love was just not beautiful from
outside, she was beautiful from inside too but the girl who was my
girlfriend was just beautiful from outside. As I spent more time with
her, I got to know more about her and it was truly disappointing yet I
didn't let down our relation as I believed the relations we made are to
be fulfilled till the last breath.
But There was just one
question in my mind 'is this love?' as normally both persons in love
try to balance their relation but there it was only I. Still I shrugged
that thought off.
Then one day, she left me without even
informing, I was broken. From her friends I got to know she was in
Mumbai and had been accepted in excel college. So I came here in
Mumbai, taking few days off from college. My main purpose to come there
was just to find her and ask why did she leave? was there anything
missing in my love?_______________________________________________________
that day came when I saw her in excel college but the next thing made
me shock as a guy came from behind and hugged her from waist. After
that he planted a kiss on her shoulder.
Sanjana, who had seen me behaved like I was stranger but as that guy left I went to her and asked "Sanjana what is all this?"
"what? and who are you to ask me this?" she said while rolling her eyes.
"For God sake, I am your boyfriend" I was aghast.
on Armaan, you were just a time pass for me. I was with you as I knew
you will fulfill all my wishes but no the most expensive gift you had
given me till date was that proposing ring"
At that moment, I
got to know she was with me just for money. I meant nothing to her. You
know I was so upset on myself knowing that I trusted a girl like her
but strangely I wasn't sad. I mean the way, a person is sad when
heartbroken. Yes I was upset but just because I didn't knew why she
left me and when I got to know that I didn't wanted to have any
relation with her.
And today, she insulted me and said stuff
which I can't even think of, I just couldn't stop myself so I slapped
her" there wasn't even a tear in his eyes but he looked at Ridhima and
found her crying "what happened, Ridhima?" he asked her with concern.
"just listening about your past made me cry" she said while wiping her tears.
"oww Ridhima" he said while hugging her "come one, let's go home"
both stood up and went back home. Entering in the sitting room both sat
down. "Armaan, for some reason even I want to share my past with you. I
had never shared it with anyone, you know because it always pains me to
think about that but I know that sharing my past with you would help me
to feel lighter"
Armaan was amazed to see that after a month she
was at least ready to share her past and he knew for sure that she
would feel really good. As he too was feeling good after sharing his
past with her. Sharing, his past with Ridhima made him so light and the
only traces left of his past faded away.
"Ridhima go on, you'll definitely feel better as I am feeling right now" he encouraged Ridhima while holding her hands.
smiled slyly and then closed her eyes, trying to remember the past
memories, the earlier no doubt were beautiful. As she recollected them
she opened her eyes.
Ridhima was born in Mumbai and was living with her parents Shashank and Padma, thus she was loved a lot by her parents.
Ridhima turned 22, her parents started the talk of her marriage so that
she get happily settled off. She wasn't ready yet but for her parents'
happiness she agreed to meet the guys they have chosen.
parents just told her that the guys who was coming to see her, was
Shashank's friend's son. His name was Samir Saxena, he was rich man and
he was coming back from UK just to see her. Ridhima wasn't really
thrilled with the idea to go and settled down in UK, she wanted to live
in India with her family but her parents happiness were way more
important for her, she could do anything to see them happy.
next week, Samir and his family landed at their home. Ridhima was
wearing a beautiful pink salwar kameez, she put minimum make up and
light earrings with a simple necklace. Ridhima's mom came in her room
and put a tikka near her ear as to save her from devil eyes. Once she
was done, she took Ridhima in the sitting room.
Ridhima's eyes were lowered, she didn't dare looked up, she was too nervous to do so. Padma made her sit next to Samir.
"I think we should leave both of them alone for a while" Samir's dad said with a smile and all agreed.
All left them in the sitting room and went in the garden. Ridhima was too shy to even say a word.
she heard her name so she shyly looked up and found him looking at her.
"I think we should introduce each other properly. Hi, I am Samir, 24
years old and came here in India after whole 9 years" he said with a
smile and then asked "what about you?"
"hi, my name is Ridhima, I am 22 and had been in India all my life" she said while looking down again.
talked a while, well Samir asked her questions and she replied. While
talking to each other, Ridhima felt really comfortable. After a while,
the elder joined them. Soon enough, Samir and his family left saying
that they will give their answer soon.
Somehow, Ridhima's parents were confident that it was a yes as they noticed a cute smile on both of their faces.
Padma took Ridhima back in the room and asked her "did you like Samir?"
smiled shyly and nodded her head. Padma hugged her with excitement, she
was happy that Ridhima would be married and settled down. Padma went
down happily and told Shashank, while Ridhima was blushing to the core.
very same evening, Samir's father called Shashank and said it was a yes
from Samir, shashank said it was a yes from their side too. All was
set, there wedding was going to take place in two weeks.
it was the D-day, Ridhima was really happy as in the last two weeks she
got to know to more about him, her liking toward him was getting
She got married and the next day they were flowing
back to England. Ridhima was sad to be away from her parents. She was
sad to go in a strange place where she knew no one but she knew Samir
would support her and would be with her always and that very fact
reassured her. That was why she was able to leave her homeland with a
happy heart and with good memories.
The following two years were
like heaven for her, Samir showered her with so much love. She still
remembered, the day of her birthday.
"Happy birthday sweetheart" Samir said while pecking on her forehead. Both were on their bed and covered with a sheet.
Ridhima opened her eyes with a moan yet with a smile and said "thank you"
"so what does my princess want today?" he asked while looking in her eyes lovingly.
just want you in my life that's all" she replied back, they both looked
in each other's eyes with so much love then Ridhima continued "I have a
surprise for you"
Samir frowned and asked "isn't it your birthday?"
but is there any difference between you and me?" she asked him
innocently, he shook his head cutely which made Ridhima smile. "You are
going to be a father" she said shyly
Samir looked at her, in dazed state. When he regained a bit of his composure he asked for confirmation "really?"
"really" she confirmed with blush.
Samir was so happy, he hugged her tightly and showered her with kisses.
months passed by, she was four months pregnant when his friend Ashwin,
Samir's friend came at their home. It was the first time she was
meeting him. He looked at her lustily and when she informed Samir, he
just told her that she was misunderstanding his friend so she dropped
off the topic.
But he didn't stop looking at her lustily or
touching her whenever he could. She was fed up but Samir didn't notice
this nor understand her.
After a week, Ridhima was alone at home
when she heard the bell. She opened the door and found Ashwin. Seeing
him there, she was sort of scared as she was alone at home, even her
servant had left due to some work.
"Samir isn't at home, come later" she was about to close the door but he put his hand in between.
came to meet Samir, I came to meet you, to make love to you" he said
seductively while pushing the door and then he closed the door.
She slapped him "leave" she said angrily.
never" he replied, with rage in his eyes, while walking toward her. He
was angry to be slapped by her, he wasn't going to leave her that
Ridhima moved back till she hit the wall, he pinned her
and tried to kiss her still she protested for some time but she wasn't
equal to him physically. Moreover her pregnancy wasn't helping her at
all as she was feeling really weak.
He forcefully threw her over
his shoulder and led her toward her room. In the way, Ridhima kicked
him, but even her hard kicks didn't affect him, she was so weak in from
of him. He threw her on the bed and jumped on her.
"stop, please leave me" she protested but to no avail he wasn't ready to stop. He didn't even care that she was pregnant.
Ridhima tried to push him. "I won't" he said and buried his head in the
crock of her neck, on the same time he tore her clothes from shoulder.
She shrieked painfully. He turned there position so now she was on the
top but still she couldn't do anything. Ridhima tears steamed down
Ridhima attempted to get rid of him but to no good.
Suddenly the door opened. She looked there and found Samir who was
standing there with shocked expressions.
At the same instant,
Ashwin left her, as he too had seen him, and sort of pushed her "what
are you doing Ridhima? you are my friend's wife" he said pretending to
be the one being forced here.
Samir couldn't believe his eyes,
his wife was in their bedroom all over his friend. He moved toward her
and slapped her. He didn't even noticed her tears or the nasty bites on
her neck or her clother torn up from her shoulder.
"I could have
understand that you agreed to marry me only to come to England. You
never loved me, you bit*h" he spatted angrily while grabbing her hairs
and jerking her away forcefully that she fall down on the bed.
she was mortified an was in pain but she had to defend herself "Samir
listen to me please, I hadn't done anything, he was forcing me"
He went to her and slapped her again "I myself have seen who was all over whom" he yelled angrily
can't do this Samir, I only love you. I am carrying the symbol of our
love, please believe me" she sobbed while holding his arm.
He jerked her arm away and shouted "I am sure that the children in your womb isn't even mine. Take your stuff and get out"
"Sam..." she was numbed to hear all that.
got interrupted by Samir "I said get out" he looked at her angrily.
When he didn't see her moving "you won't listen like this then just
wait" he took a suitcase and filled it with her stuff.
hold of her hand and dragged her toward the exit door. He opened it and
threw her out with her suitcase "just get out. I'll send you the
divorce paper soon as I can't live with you"
All this event made
her stunned, her husband didn't believe her, he didn't trust her, he
accused her of being a bit*h, he didn't even listen her. Where was she
to go now.
While holding the suitcase, she started walking aimlessly. She was thrown out from her house and that too when she was pregnant.
was still walking on the road when a car stopped on her level. As she
felt her arm being grabbed she looked up and found Ashwin "that's what
you get to slap me" he said while smirking.
Though, he did all
this but he wasn't satisfied. He was going to fulfill all his needs. He
dragged her toward his car but some nice man came there and saved her
from Ashwin, who left but with the promise that he will come back gain.
she was, she decided to leave England and go back to India. Before she
could reach at her parents' home, the news of her so called
'extramarital affair' reached at her home.
Her parents kicked
her out from the door of their house while cursing her and their faith.
The daughter they had always loved put them at shame. They too didn't
Now there was no place for her to stay. Luckily,
she had some money, thanks to which she got to stay in a hotel. She
knew she couldn't spend all her life like this so she applied in a
hospital where she got a job.
Hotel was expensive so she went to
prefecture who helped her getting a affordable place to stay and now
she was leaving with Armaan.
ended with her past she looked toward Armaan and found him in tears.
"hey Armaan what happened?" she too was in tears but she didn't know he
would also start crying.
Armaan thought his pain was big one but
today he truly got to know his pain was nothing compared to Ridhima's.
He just hugged her tightly, he couldn't say anything but just comfort
her at the moment.
Ridhima too couldn't help but sob loudly and
freely. After so long, she got a shoulder to lean on and cry her heart
out for her past. Finally, she had let the truth and she felt good.
That's was the beauty of their friendship, one was able to feel the pain of the other.__________________________________________________
See below for the following parts
Edited by kashishk - 27 July 2011 at 10:55am