misha and jeh stared shocked at Mr. raichand who smiled a bit unsure at them.
"Ahm...nice to meet you, Sir." jeh offered his hand to him.
"Nice to meet you too, jeh. I know that you and abhay used to be best friends. Im happy to finally meet you." he said with a warm smile.
misha still stared at him with cold eyes.
"Why do you help Rohan and piya?" she asked directly. I was suprised.
"misha, you cant..." began jeh, but Mr. raichand cut him of.
"No, its ok. As I see are you very much like your sister, misha. And its a good question why I help piya as it was my fault that she came into this situation..."
He sighed and looked at me.
"To tell the trust...Dr. Smith is a very good friend of mine and he has visited me a few days ago. We talked about old times and he told me about this little boy that is so ill. He said that his chances are not good at the moment and that he really need a person with the fitting marrow for him.
The way he told about Rohan made me courious and I decided to visit Dr. Smith here in the hospital..." I watched him with a blank expression on my face
"Dont worry, Dr. Smith told me nothing about Rohan. I even didnt know his name or who he is, but somehow I walked into his room by mistake and got to know him. I have to say, he is an amazing boy. So full of life and optimistic... And he has his mothers eyes...and his fathers look" I jumped.
"You know?" I asked shocked, he only nodded.
"Ok, but why do you help them? I mean, you hate piya and you did all to get abhay away from her..." got misha on, she seemed to be really unimpressed.
"I dont hate piya and I never hated her. Actually I liked her very much when I first met her, but the circumstances were difficult at this time, you know, my wife..."
"Does she know?" I asked now.
"No, she died 2 years ago." he answered.
"Oh, Im sorry." I said honest.
"Its ok, but she would be happy if she knew that Im able to help my grandson."
I shared a long look with Mr. raichand and I read in his eyes that he was really honest, he just wanted to help us. I smiled a bit and nodded.
"Thank you Mr. raichand."
"Oh, please call me chand." I nodded again.
"Thank you chand uncle."
I shot misha a look to tell her it was ok and she nodded.
"Well, then lets go to Rohan, ok?" said Dr. Smith and we started to leave the room, but I held the Dr back.
"Yes?" he looked confused at me.
"Thank you for telling Mr. raichand about Rohan and me, even though you told him who Rohan is..." I smiled knowingly.
"Well, I know chand very well and also abhay . When I saw Rohan the first time, I knew that he was abhays son." he apologized smiling.
"Where have you been, Mum? Ive been waiting for hours." called Rohan mad, he sat in his bed and looked much better. The operation was successful and Rohan felt better every day.
"Im so sorry, honey. But I had to work." I apologized.
"Hey Rohan." greeted chand uncle smiling as he entered the room
"Hey uncle, you came back to visit me." he said excited.
"Sure, as I promised to you." he answered.
"Mum? Where do you know chand uncle from?" asked Rohan courious. I hesitated to answer for a minute. What should I tell him? But then I decided to tell the truth.
"To tell the truth, honey... chand uncle is..." I sighed.
"Hes your grandfather." I didnt dare to look at my son, but then I heard him giggling.
"I know Mum. I just wondered when you will tell me." I looked suprised first at him, then at chand uncle, but he only shrugged.
"Dr. Smith told me as I asked him why our marrow was fitting." explained Rohan short. I was still suprised about my son. He was so adult.
"And what do you say?" I asked careful.
"Its cool. I like chand uncle very much! But what about my dad?" that question made me jump, I have been afraid of that question since Rohans birth.
"Well...um..." I stuttered and looked helpless at chand uncle.
"Thats very difficult to explain. Youre mum will tell you when shes ready." he answered for me.
"Ok." Rohan shrugged. I looked thankful at chand uncle.
"What about a walk?" he asked now. I looked at Rohan.
"Go, Ill play with Kathy." he grinned.
We walked through the hospital park in silence.
"I will never be able to tell you how much I thank you for saving my son." I said to break the silence.
"You dont have to thank me. Hes my grandson and Im so happy that I could help him..." again silence.
"May I ask you a question?" I said now.
"You want to know what we told abhay, right?" he looked at me and I nodded.
"Well, first of all I want you to know that he really loved you, with all his heart."
"Then why did he leave me?" I asked desperate.
"My wife was very ill, she knew she had to die and it was her last wish that abhay marries Sonya. He had to fullfil this last wish." He put his hand on my shoulder.
"But why? We were in love...why did she hate me so much? She never gave me the chance to get to know me?" My voice was only a whisper.
"piya, look at me." I looked with misty eyes at him.
"It had nothing to do with you, really. It was that this wedding had been arranged when abhay and Sonya had been kids and my wife didnt want to break her promise to Sonyas parents." A tear ran down my cheek.
"I met abhay in the park at the day when I got the call from Dr. Smith."
"I know, he has told me..." I jumped.
"Does he know about Rohan?"
"No, I havent told him. I think you should do it." I turned to the side and walked a few steps away from him.
"No, I cant. I cant tell him. abhay has his own life, he is married and surely has kids on his own. I cant tell him about Rohan."
chand uncle stopped me and took my hand.
"Dont you think he should know about his son?" he asked soft.
I didnt know what to anwer.
"piya!!!! Hey, piya!!!!" I jumped as I hear my name.
Sameer came running towards me with a big bunch of roses.
"Sameer?! What are you doing here?" I asked suprised as he had reached us.
"Im here to tell you Im sorry. I was such an idiot. Please, I hope you can forgive me." he handed me the bunch, I looked at it.
"Please piya, forgive me. I love you."
chand uncle shot me a shocked look.
"Oh, may I introduce, thats Sameer and thats Mr. raichand He saved Rohans life." They shook hands.
"Its so great that you saved Rohan!" called Sameer.
"So piya. Can you forgive me?" he asked now looking pleading at me.
I smiled and nodded.
"Its ok, Sameer. I forgive you." He lifted me up and whirled me around.
"Well, I dont want to disturb. piya, I go back to Rohan. Bye Sameer." said chand uncle and I dont know why but I had the feeling the expression on his face showed sadnes
"piya! Could you help me with the roses, please?!" called Emily, entering the shop with an arm full of white and red roses.
"Sure, give it to me. God, do we only sell roses or why did you buy so many?" I joked as I took the flowers from her.
"No, but Mrs. Taylor called..." she giggled.
"Oh no, please not. What does she want this time?" I rolled my eyes.
"Oh, only some bunches and arrangements." I sighed.
"Ok, and when does she want to have it?"
"Shell come to talk with you about the order today." explained Emily. Right then the door opened and Mrs. Taylor entered the room.
"Good morning Mrs. Taylor, how are you?" I greeted smiling.
"Oh my god, piya. Its so good to see you. How are you? And how is our little prince?!" she called in her singing voice. Sure, Mrs. Taylor was a bit too much, always grinning like mad and always this singing tone in her voice, but somehow I liked her. She was honest and she really liked Rohan and really felt sorry for him.
"Thank you Mrs. Taylor. Im fine and Rohan is getting better and better every day." I explained.
"Thats so wonderful! Im happy to hear that, my dear." She hugged me a bit too tight.
"Ok, now I need your help, you know you are my first choice florist and Im so happy that you are back. Nothing against you, Mrs. Brown, but our piya just knows exactly what I want." she smiled at Emily.
"Dont bother, Mrs. Taylor. I know how good piya is." snatched Emily with a sweet smile, I had to giggle.
"So, what can I do for you?" I asked now.
"Yes, my niece is getting married and I want the most beautiful arrangements in the world for her!" she called excited.
"Congratulations!" I answered.
"Thank you. So I need your help. Surely I want you to make the bridebunch and everything else, but first of all I want you to make the decoration for the engagement party...and thats the problem."
"Why will it be a problem?" I asked suprised.
"Well its tomorrow. I need,..."
"Phew, Mrs. Taylor. Its tough to get that in only one day." I sighed after I had written down the order.
"I know, but I also know that you can do that." she smiled hopeful at me.
"Ok, Mrs. Taylor. Itll be ready tomorrow afternoon." I said, but she shook her head.
"No, I need it tomorrow around midday." I sighed again, that meant a nightshift for me.
"It will be ready, Mrs. Taylor." She screamed and hugged me tight.
"Thank you, piya!" With that she left.
"Nightshift, ha?" asked Emily, handing me a cup of tea. I took it and nodded.
"Yes, Ill call misha and jeh to ask if they can look for Rohan today."
"Do you want me to help you?" But I shook my head.
"No, thank you, Emily. But, like Mrs. Taylor said...You dont know what she likes." I imitated her.
We burst into laughter.
"I go now, switch the light of when you are ready, ok?!" called Emily.
"Yes, have a nice evening. I see you tomorrow!" I answered.
I liked it to work in the shop when nobody was there, that was the time when I was on my own, able to think and to recover a bit.
The bunches were almost done and there were only another 20 arrangements to be done when there was a knock at the door. I jumped and looked at the door.
"We're closed!" I called but the knocking continued.
"I said, were..." I stormed to the door, but I froze as I saw abhay standing in there.
"Do you let me in?" he asked shy.
Slowly I reached for the keys and opened the door.
"Im sorry to disturb you so late, but I saw the light in the back and..." he began to explain.
"What do you want, abhay?" I asked looking at him.
He smiled nervous and scrached his left ear.
"I...I wanted to talk to you, piya...I..." I closed the door behind him and turned the keys around.
"Ok, abhay. If you want to talk to me, fine. But I have to work." I said and walked back to my arrangements. abhay followed me unsure.
"Nice shop." he said, I shot him a look, but he really just tried to be nice.
"Thank you. Who told you I was here?" I asked now.
"jeh has told me. He quitt our date for tonight as he had something important going on." I looked guilty at the flowers as jeh had to quitt the date to look for Rohan.
"Yes, but he told me that you are here and that you could need accompany."
I had to smile to myself.
"Was that a smile? Yes, it was. Wow, the first time I saw you smiling since we met again." he said joking.
"Shut up, abhay." I said still smiling.
"What kind of order is that?" he asked after he had watched me working for awhile.
"Its for an engagement party. The niece of one of our customers is getting married and the party is tomorrow." I explained.
"Wow, couldnt she have ordered earlier?" I giggled.
"No, not Mrs. Taylor. Shes always like that." abhay shot me a look I couldnt point.
"But you dont have to sit here all night long..." I said now to fill the silence.
"No, no. I like to sit here and watch you working. If you dont mind." I felt my heart beating faster, the way he looked me up and down, how he watched my every move etc made me blush.
"piya, may I ask you something?" I looked at him and nodded.
"Who is Rohan?"