As promised, update is ready.
"Look u little
muddehead, dis is my last warning, listen to me or face my wrath!"
Anya's rants since 1
hour felt on deaf ears as the concerned owner of the ears was busy engrossed in
replacing tiny soldiers and vehicles from one place to another, doing post
mortem of the tiny fury animals arnd him.
"Ahaan! Am talking to
u! Khana hai na nahi?..urgh!"
Again it was not payed
heed though the pair of eyes did bothered to look up at the voice owner, not
after lashing out his tongue, making Anya more irked.
"Ok fine, if u r
stubborn, then am no less than u, do u get that"
Saying so, she takes a
spoonful of rice and stuffs inside the poor little mouth.
In less than a second,
the food comes back spatting on Anya's face as the little mouth rejects the
food and instead spits it away.
Shocked and irked, Anya
stands upright. However she could say anything, the door bell rings.
Its her friends.
"Ewww!! WTH r u?"
One of the girl visitor
screams cng d person opening the door.
"umm..chill yaar, its
me, Anya" Anya reveals her identity
"OMG! Whats up with u?"
Another girl exclaims
cng Anya, while entering the house.
"Nothing, am just
sulking, dat too on holiday..I bet week day shld never come as holidays"
Anya's complain was
listened by two of the girls, while the third was busy surveying the living
room, until something caught her attention.
"Aww!! Who is he? Such
a cute fluffy little baby?"
Picking up little Ahaan, she started cajoling him.
" No1 related to me, He
is bhabs' frnd's son"
"U mean dat lady, the
one staying at ur home, her son?"
"Yaa..and 2day I am his
Anya said with a frown
on her face.
"aww poor babe! Neways,
we actually came to invite u for our 'only girls' shopping trip, but u seem to
Saying so, the girls
were about to go away, but Anya stops them..
"Hey wait! Count me
"Not possible honey,
what abt this kid?"
"Its okay yaar, Anya
can come wid us along wid dis kid"
"Yaa, I 'l place him in
his pram along with his toys, he won't be a nuisance"
Finally as decided the
girls went to explore north delhi markets along with little Ahaan.
At one of d malls, while Anya and one of her frnds are busy in
surfing arnd one section of the store, little Ahaan is busy surveying the mall
and d visitors, on his pram.
"OMG!! Girls! U won't
believe who has visited dis mall"
One of other girls
exclaimed in excitement making Anya confused, shrugging her shoulders.
The name was enough for
Anya's senses to go hayware.
"Really!! Then what r v
Soon, almost the whole
floor was empty, wid d girls rushing downstairs to have a glimpse, meet their
heartthrob. But, only one importment person was left behind, sitting on his
Later, in the car, while Anya was busy gushing with the girls, one of the girl
"Hey Ani, don't u think u r 4getting something?"
It din took much time
for Anya to remember what, infact whom she actually forgot.
They rushed back to the
mall, only to find every1 except that one person!
"Shit! I am gone, bro
is gonna kill me"
Anya panicked, not
being able to find little Ahaan.
"Hey, don't worry, v
will find him" Girl 1 tries to reassure
"But how can v, v
searched d whole mall" Girl 2 expresses
As a matter of fact,
Anya's main concern was not about the baby missing, but rather the fear to face
the wrath of her brother.
While the girls are
busy wacking their minds to come up with a solution, one of girl gives an idea
"I think Ani, u shld
come wid me to my farmhouse. Infact, all
of us shld go there. We can stay there
for the whole day and if ne1 asks, we can spread our rumour of getting
kidnapped along wid d kid"
"Hey, not a bad idea,
but whose gonna report?"
"My boyfriend, he can
"Thank u so much girls,
u all are my life savers.. God forbid me, I have got no other option"
As decided, Anya along
with the girls move to the farm house, as part of the well hatched plan, to
escape being caught.
Somewhere along a busy
" I can't belive Ashi,
u visited me, and dat too in such a short span of time. Its just not done
Shan expressed his
angst while droving his sister back to the airport, as Ashi had to catch d
flight to New York.
"aww! I wish, I could
stay..if Chandigarh trip wasn't there, toh jarur rukti..n u know na Mom is alone.."
"hmm.." His face became gloomy hearing abt his mom.
"I wish I was there
with mom Ashi"
Ashka could see her
brother was getting emotional. She din wanted to c him sad.
"Hey! And now I wish
this traffic gets cleared soon"
Ashi's sudden declaration
brought Shan out of his brief emotional turmoil as he turned around to see his
car being amng d hundreds of vehicles, stuck in the traffic jam under the
floodlights. There was nothing unusual
in the jam to catch his attention – same street hawkers and beggars occupying d
sahib, khane ke liye kuch dedo sahib"
Like any other day, Shan would have ignored
the beggar, but there was something which caught his attention, infact alerted
him as he instantly opened the door, ran behind d man, leaving behind a
bewildered Ashka at the passenger's seat.
Shan strode behind the
beggar, trying to catch up with his speed.
Finally after some almost quick running, Shan finally succeded in
catching up the man, not before reaching the next signal.
"Yeh..yeh bacha kiska
hai?" Shan almost panted asking the man.
"mm..mera, mera bacha
hai" Alerted, the beggar tried to clutch
away the baby in his arms
"phir yeh itna gora
kaise hai?" Shan's voice was full of
gori hai..woh" The man was stammering,
clearly indicating the lie and deception in his statement.
pata hai yeh tumhara bacha nahi hai. Chupchap, mujhe yeh bacha do, warna…"
"warna kya?" Shan's threatening was interrupted by sudden
arrival of almost a dozen of guys, some resembling the beggar, some looking
like goons, henchmen.
Looking around him,
Shan knew that though he had the capability to get the kid through authority,
that could also result in the kid getting harmed, which Shan never wanted to
"ah..main is bache ko
kharidna chahta hoon"
declaration left the grp in surprise.
They started discussing among themselves.
He took out his watch and few cash and offered
to give in exchange. It was accepted,
but refused to be enough.
"Yeh, yeh kaada
lo..sone ki hain" Shan showed the golden
kaada to one of d men, who gave a strange look at the glittering thing.
It was taken, but still
Finally he had no other
That was enough. The bargaining stopped there. The exchange was over!
Finally the moment
came, for which Shantanu Khandelwal has been waiting since months, ever since
he came to know about the arrival of a new member in his life. His eyes were oblivious of d strange eyes
gazing at him, all they could c wid tears, was only the baby in his arms. His
ears were deaf to the sound of the vehicles passing by, all they could only
listen to , was the giggle and wriggling of the baby. Shantanu Khandelwal was oblivious of
everything around him. All he could see, hear and feel was the 8 month year old
toddler in his arms. He perhaps would have lost count of the number of times,
he kissed the baby, caressed it, ruffled his hair, as the toddler reciprocated
in approval, throwing up his hands.
The father and son
could have continued their greeting, had it not been for the BMW which came to
a screeching halt, just a feet away from Shan, thus succeeding in breaking the
father-son from their trance.
"Shan! Get inside!"
Before Shan could
understand, Ashi had opened the passenger door and dragged him inside.
Inside the car, Ashka
din paid initial attention to the baby in Shan's arms.
"WTH got wrong with you Shan? Have u gone
"Ashi, look at this
kid" He said with a proud glow on his
"And do u realize what
trouble, u would have inflicted upon urself, u would have been mobbed..kuch bhi
ho sakta tha" Ashi reprimanded him ,
ignoring his statement.
"Ashi! My sister! Just
look at him.."
Alas! It was again
"My God! Shan! Where is
ur ring, ur watch..n woh kaada jo maine gift kiya tha tumhe…U..u lost your
Ashi looked at him in
shock, in anger.
"I got my most
priceless possession Ashi"
The happiness, the
content in his voice, the pride in his eyes finally made Ashi divert her
attention towards the baby.
"Exactly Ashi! Look at
him and try to guess who is he?"
Amused by her brother's
excitement, Ashi slowly took the rather reluctant Kid in her arms.
Minutely scanning the
tiny face for a few minutes..
"Shan!..he looks like
some1 I know"
"hmm..isn't that some1
right beside you?"
Surprised, she looks at
Shan, then at the baby.
"Yes! He looks like
you!..wait a second!..is..is he.."
"Junior Shan!" He finally unveils the suspense.
"OMG! Really! My..my
little brother's son!"
"yup Ashi! Finally I
got to c my son!"
" wait!..how did u
"comeon! M his
father..i don't need any court case or DNA to prove that."
"Shan!" Ashi smacked him for his joke.
"ah..on a serious
note, thanks to Meghna, I got to know
about him, the day he was born"
" Really? Y din you
approached Khanak then only?"
"I could have..but
neither I wanted to disturb Khanak's peace of mind nor I had the guts to face
her. Ashi, perhaps I can't tell you, but becoz of my stupidity, my selfish, I
stole Khanak's right to live a happy, contentful life..and pata hai jab mujhe
bache ke hone ki khabar mili toh, the husband in me thanked God for sending
some1 in Khanak's life, with whom her relation can never even pause, who will
bring a smile on face every morning she gets up, which perhaps her father
failed to do."
"Shan…" Ashka couldn't help, placing pressing his
hand in reassurance.
" Par pata hai Ashi, d
father in me refused to give up. Since d
day, he was born to this day, I have been collecting his pics, trying to store
each and everything which reminds me of him. I dunno if me and Khanak can ever
give him parents' love 2gether, but I will never fail to give him the father's
love he deserves"
"How sweet Shan..I
never knew my rather immature kid brother has grown up so much"
Ashi ruffled his hair,
with a pride feeling in her eyes.
It wasn't only Shan's
eyes which were moist, even Ashka's eyes were.
"btw whats his name?"
Ashka looked at Shan in
"what? I know yaar,
this was my fav name..pata hai Khanak will baptize him with this name only."
"and you still feel she
doesn't loves you anymore?"
"no..i dunno if she
considers me worth deserving her love.."
Ashi knew it was a
waste, arguing with Shan.
"oye! I think v shld
stop here, here's d end of our journey."
"what? Ahaan! Dekho!
Itni jaldi airport aagaya..bua bhag rahi hai"
Cajoling little Ahaan,
Shan said in mock anger.
"Shut up Shan and get
out of the car" Ashi smacked Shan.
Little Ahaan gave a
happy smiling seeoff to his bua, as his father looked at him with love and pride
in his eyes. The father in Shan,
wanted to keep the kid with him only, the husband in him decided it was better
to give back the kid to his mother.
decided. After making the rather
reluctant little Ahaan sit comfortably on the passenger seat, Shan started the
car, not be4 giving a mock warning..
"I hope you are papa's
obedient son and being your perfect mother's shadow, so you are going to behave
urself through out the journey"
There came a gurgle
along with an attempt to get freedom from the clutches of the belt.
Alas! The attempt was
Khanak came back home
after a long tiring day at work. All she
wanted was to take rest and spend the whole evening at home with Ahaan. However she was for a surprise, for the door
was locked as she entered.
" Where's every1?" She thought to herself.
By the time, she
freshened herself, the doorbell rang. It
The ladies greeted each
bewildered at the question.
"No! he isn't at
home..i thought he must have been with you"
"umm..Khanak, I had to
go to pick up ------- , so I told Anya to look after him"
Worried Khanak glanced
at the clock
Meghna could understand
Khanak's concern. After knowing from Ansh about Anya's program with the girls,
the first thing she did was calling her husband.
At the farm house.
"Hey! Come on! Ani!
Babes..y don't just stay calm and enjoy the movie"
One of Anya's friends lashed
out at her for creating ruckus in the room.
"Are you nuts? Tujhe
pata bhi hain, in what state of mind am in" Anya said in a brooding tone.
The friend gave a
glowering look to Anya, in return.
"Hey guys! Something
terrible has happened!"
The sudden declaration
by another friend makes the girls confused as they give quizzical looks to each
"what? Anay bhaiya is
at my house! Rick told me"
Alarmed, the girls
looked at each other perplexed.
"Hey! I got an
One of the girls
declared and passed on the idea to the concerned girl, who then after some
discussion, left for her home.
At the girl's home,
Anay was waiting for Anya's friend,
discussing with her parents, when the bell rings.
It's the girl. To Anay's bewilderment and shock, she looked
jaded, hair ruffled, panic prominent on
her face. A condition cng which any parents would get scared to wits.
" beta, yeh kya ho gaya
The girl started her
cooked up story
"hum charo gaye the,
but..but Rick agaya toh I went him and jab v went back to the mall, toh they
were missing along with the baby."
"What?" Anay looked at the girl in shock!
"bhaiya, v searched
everywhere..but they were nowhere"
The girl's fake
expressions and tears couldn't escape Anay's eyes, but at the moment, all he
was concerned was about Ahaan's safety and whereabouts.
All he could do at the
moment was call and inform Meghna about everything.
"Meghna, I don't know
how much truth the girl is saying, but the thing is Ahaan is our responsibity and
he is missing."
Anay expressed his
concern on phone, to Meghna.
" hmm..aap chinta mat
kijiye, everything will be okay"
"ok..do 1 thing, get
Anya's id from her room and mail me d id number..i think I need to go to police
As said, Meghna went to
search for Anya's id card, not be4 placing the cell on d sofa, unknowingly.
The phone rang again.
It was picked up. Anay narrated the
happenings, about their unability to still get back the kid, about their
trials, on the other line. But..there
was no response from the other side.
Meghna came back to the
living room, only to find Khanak in a
shocked, pertrified state. It din took
her long to understand dat Khanak had picked up Anay's call and got to know
about everything. She went near Khanak,
and after taking the cell from her, sat near Khanak.
"I don't want to, I don't
want to face any more dejection..I don't want to ..I can't afford to loose my
son..I can't live w/o him, I don want to die…"
complete her sentence as she broke down, tears flowing from her eyes. However, it din continued for long, as Khanak
Khandelwal wasn't a weak person, rather a strong person who had the courage to
face any difficulties, any kind of situation in her life.
Composing herself, she
called back Anay.
"Anay bhaiya, where are
you? Mujhe bhi jaana hai, to search for Ahaan"
"nahi Khanak, u stay at
home..take care of yourself, ur brother is here..I promise, I will get back
Ahaan 2day only."
stopped Khanak from going out, but still couldn't stop her from being tensed
It was a atmosphere of
concern and tension at the farm house also as the girls almost panicked after
knowing about Anay registering an FIR at the police station.
"How can they register
FIR 24 hrs be4 hand" Girl1 expressed her
"Comeon! U don't know
my bro, he can get anything done..He is frnds with the DIG" Anya explained the reason.
Anya's phone blinked,
causing more panic among the girls.
But the moment it was
seen, rather the message read, Anya jumped in ecstacy.
"Oh My God! I can't
Before the girls could
get reason for the sudden change of emotion, Anya was busy texting back some
"Hey girls, Its
Shantanu Khandelwal! He msged me asking for my address" Anya expressed her excitement.
"Wow! SK! He seems to
have a soft corner for you girl" One of
the other girl flattered Anya who now seemed to be in completely different
dreamland, 4getting about reality.
"btw, is he coming
"oh! Crap! I send my
home address! ..n girls, I can't afford to loose such Golden opportunity"
After few arguments,
Anya managed to muster up courage and guts to go back to her home.
At Mittal house, Khanak
kept pacing here and there in the living room, sometimes calling Anay,
sometimes praying to God.
The bell rang. Her
prayers were answered. It was the security guard with the little kid sleeping
happily on his arms.
Nothing in the world
could have perhaps given Khanak the happiness, the content, other than the
sight of her baby . No words were enough to express the joy on her face. Taking the baby in her arms,she din knew for
how much long, she held the baby, clutched to her heart.
After sometime, it occurred
to Khanak's mind to thank the gentleman, the savior who gave her son back. It wasn't much late, as the guy was still
there when she came out of the house.
But..as she approached
him, she could sense something wrong!
Meanwhile Anya reached
home in an autorickshaw, though making sure to not get caught. Carefully
draping the dupatta around her head, she crept slowly inside, opening the
Shan was about to go
back to his car, when he sensed something, rather some1 approaching him. The
fragrance seemed similar, he could recognize the breathe, the steps as they
approached him. He din wanted to face the
person. He turned back, facing the car.
The person reached him
finally, he could sense a terrified shaking hand on his shoulder. He turned
Shantanu Khandelwal and
Khanak stared at each other in shock.
Shan was perplexed, while Khanak filled with anguish. Her hands raised,
not to get folded, rather…….
"u stood by my
expectation Shantanu Khandelwal!"
Before Shan could
realize, she was gone, leaving him behind devasted and deeply hurt.
The whole incident,
Shan and Khanak's strange and shocking interaction was seen by none except the
shining moon and the glittering stars and…….
The pair of eyes,
hidden behind the dupatta, belonging to none other than Anya Mittal who stood
their awestruck and shocked!!