Like in CCBM, the main people in this story are the Sharma's and the Sood's who live in Shimla in India but there is no enmity between them as such, sometimes there are tensions but it's nothing out of the ordinary and the two families get along smoothly. The family members are also the same but their characters may be a little different than you're used to.
The central story revolves around Viren, Nivedita, Siddarth and Divya who were all childhood friends at one point and about how the bonds between them change and strengthen when they all meet again. It's about them realising that something that was meant to be always falls into place eventually, no matter how long it takes.
Siddarth Sood is the responsible son, grandson & older brother who has taken over the Sood family business since leaving university and is making a name for himself there. His main focus is on business more than on his personal life as he feels there will be time for that later. He loves his family deeply and would do anything for them; his father died when he was still a child but he never felt the loss as he had his mother and grandparents to take care of him.
He loves his younger cousin brother Viren and sees him as his own brother; he's always tried to get Viren to be more responsible and interested in the family business but he also admires Viren's care free nature and doesn't want to force anything on him till he's ready. Sid has been away from home for a year or so, overseas on business. He is good friends with both Nivi and Divya but hasn't spent much time with either of them recently.
Viren Sood is a fun loving, happy go lucky guy who knows instantly how to make people laugh and seems to understand what they need before they do themselves. He's a person of extremes and lives life to the full and in the moment; stubborn and headstrong, quick witted with just as quick a temper and if you set him off then be willing to accept the consequences! He's just as quick to apologise though, and when he's in the wrong he'll be the first to admit it and surprise you with the sweetest of gestures. He loves his family and is a very loyal person who loves deeply and would do anything for a friend or loved one without thinking twice.
He doesn't know what he wants in life right now besides having fun, playing his flute and catching up with his friends and family; he's been away from home for so long and is only just coming back after completing his university studies. He has a mother and father and although he loves them, he understands their faults as well. His favourite is his Tayiji who spoils him whenever he's home and he loves it.
He loves Sid as an older brother and admires him for being so focused but thinks he needs to lighten up and have fun too sometimes. He's used to getting a lot of girl attention but mostly ignores it as he hasn't met anyone that's made him stop and think or stayed on his mind any longer than when he's with them. He was friends with Nivi and Divya in childhood but hasn't seen either since they were children.
Nivedita Sharma (Nivi)
Nivedita Sharma, or Nivi as everyone calls her, is a happy, optimistic girl who loves her family more than anything in the world and would do anything for them. She's confident in herself but can be quiet and shy when she doesn't know someone. Once she does, she opens up and loves to have deep conversations as well as a laugh and is a loyal friend to the core. She has a stubborn streak in her and can lose her temper spectacularly if pushed although she's mostly quite calm in nature so not many get to see that side of her.
Her mother died when she was younger and both her and her younger brother Yash, have been looked after by their grandmother. Her father works for an insurance firm and works long hours but Nivi has never felt his absence due to her grandmothers love. She is close to her cousin Divya, they get on like sisters and often fight but always make up too. Nivi has recently finished her studies and is hoping to get a job soon; she's a simple and musical person who loves singing and creating things and isn't as interested in numbers and figures. She's not really bothered with guys and doesn't notice them much which Divya always teases her about; she was friends with both Sid and Viren during their childhood but hasn't seen Viren since he left home as a child.
Divya Sharma is a sweet girl who loves her family and her cousin sister Nivi; she's fun loving and outgoing and always thinks the best of people. She doesn't hold a grudge and is always the first to apologise when she and Nivi have an arugument. She has also finished her studies but isn't really looking to get a job; she'd much rather fall in love with a handsome stranger, have an epic romance and get married! Her mother has high hopes and big dreams of getting her married to a rich guy but Divya is more interested in love than money. She hasn't seen Viren since they were kids but has kept in touch with Sid while he's been abroad.
Viren was on his way back to Shimla with mixed feelings; he was excited to be back, looking forward to seeing his family and old friends again but at the same time he felt a little nervous at the thought of having to live up to his families expectations of him. His mother had told him that he didn't need to come back if he didn't want to, she'd said he could remain in Delhi and join the office there. But he didn't want to join the office; he didn't know what he wanted at all except that he felt an odd pull to come home so that was what he was doing. He stopped his bike at a red light and realized he was in Shimla.
Nivi was rushing around the house at full speed, picking up papers and shoes and cursing Yash under her breath. 'Yash! Where are you?! Idhar aa ABHI!!' She saw Yash's head poke out of his room and threw a shoe at it but she missed and his head disappeared. 'Di!! What are you doing?! Maine kuch nahi kiya, promise!' Nivi ignored him and told him to come out again.
Yash was trying to think of what he could have done to get Nivi so mad at him! Suddenly he remembered their conversation last night and he smacked himself on the forehead. He peeked out and saw Dadi had come out hearing all the yelling. 'Kya hua Nivi? Itna shor... tera toh aaj interview tha naa? Yahaan kya kar rahi hai?!' Yash made a face as he heard Nivi tell Dadi in a slightly panicky tone that she was running late for her interview because first he had forgotten to clean up the breakfast dishes AND had left the living room looking like a tip even though he'd promised to clear it all up last night. He went out of his room quickly and hid behind Dadi and looked out at Nivi.
Nivi saw Yash sneak out of his room and felt her anger vanishing as quickly as it had come as she saw his guilty face peek out from behind Dadi. She was annoyed because it had taken her so long to get a job interview and now it looked like she might be late! She felt nervous and knew she was over-reacting about the mess but she couldn't help it. Dadi gave her a knowing look as she told Yash off behind her and he looked at Nivi and said 'Sorry Di, main bhool gaya...I'll clean everything now!' Nivi folded her arms and said 'fine!' in an annoyed tone even though she was no longer angry and Yash suddenly laughed as he picked up some papers off the table. 'Di, you always throw things when you're angry...but you never manage to hit anything!' When Nivi looked like she'd yell again he said quickly 'don't worry I'll teach you how to aim properly for next time!' and ran into his room before she could throw something else.
Nivi didn't know what was wrong with her this morning; she'd woken up feeling odd because she hadn't slept and she'd thought it was because she was nervous but there was another feeling she couldn't quite put her finger on and it made her anxious. She didn't usually get that angry unless Yash did something especially annoying but today such a little thing had set her off! She tried to shake off the weird feeling and realized suddenly that Dadi was watching her with an odd look on her face. She remembered she was already late so she picked up her bag and the file with all her papers for the interview and went to get Dadi's ashirwaad before giving her a hug and leaving the house hurriedly.
Viren was almost home; it hadn't taken that long and he hadn't even had to ask for directions because the roads seemed familiar to him even though he hadn't been here in so long. He'd come home for a few odd weekends when he was younger but someone had always picked him up. As he reached the road that would take him home, he took the sharp turn too fast with his bike and almost ran over someone!
It was a girl and she was walking really fast with her head bent down and a file in her arms. Viren couldn't see her face properly through his helmet visor because she was looking down but she had really long hair and was wearing a pale pink salwar suit. He took all this in in just a few seconds without fully registering it because his heart was in his mouth as he almost hit her and she looked up too late. He just managed to see a pair of big frightened eyes looking at him as he swerved the bike out of the way just in time, barely keeping control of it. His heart was racing as he skidded to a stop a few metres away, turning the bike around before pulling off his helmet angrily. He opened his mouth to yell at the girl to watch where she was going but all he saw was a glimpse of her pink scarf as she disappeared around the corner!
Edited by anjaani07 - 04 October 2011 at 6:43am