This OS is especially for Sabz, she had requested me a long time ago and I finally got time to write and post. Sorry for the delay Sabz!
Somewhere along the way
"Hey baby'missed you"
Shilpa went forward and hugged Armaan as he entered the room. His face looked
pale and he seemed exhausted.
"Shona'I missed you
too" He hugged her tight, burying his face in the crook of her neck. They stood
in each other's arms for a while.
"Armaan, are you
alright?" Shilpa asked stroking his hair.
"Am having a terrible
headache Shona" he mumbled closing his eyes.
"Awww" She pulled back
and kissed his forehead "Get fresh, I will get the dinner ready" She smiled
placing her hand on his cheek.
"I don't feel like
eating Shona" he pouted holding her hand.
"Thora sa toh khalo
Armaan and take a pain killer" she kissed his cheeks and went to get the dinner
ready. Armaan took a quick relaxing shower and headed downstairs for dinner. He
hugged Shilpa from behind and rested his chin on her shoulder as she was
preparing the salad. "How was the trip?" Shilpa asked.
"It sucked without you"
he said rolling his eyes "Next business trip will be with you, I don't care
what people think" he said kissing her neck.
"Armaan tum bhi na"
Shilpa laughed and pushed him away. They had their dinner while catching up on
things as they don't really get time for each other with their busy schedules.
Shilpa told him about her work and how she missed him every day. Armaan ate a
little and then Shilpa gave him pain killers so that his headache would go
"Come I'll massage your
head" Shilpa said shifting Armaan's head in her lap. She massaged his head and
then started stroking his hair with utter love and affection. She gasped as he
wrapped his hands around her stomach tightly and she wondered if this was a
good time to talk to him, but he seemed too tired so she thought to talk in the
morning. Armaan soon fell asleep and she stared at him sleeping; he looked like
a baby, sleeping so peacefully. She stared at him and realized how she misses
being with him every day, she misses spending time with him. Their professional
lives were so busy that they didn't get to spend much time together. She wants
the old days to be back when they had all the time in the world just for each
other. She fell asleep in the sitting position thinking about the old days.
Shilpa woke up hearing
her pager beep, there was an emergency at the hospital and so she had to leave.
Sometimes she hated her job as she hated leaving Armaan in the middle of the
night. And today he wasn't even feeling well. She carefully got out of his grip
making sure that he doesn't wake up and quickly got dressed and also wrote a
note for Armaan so he doesn't panic. Giving him a kiss on the forehead she left
Not finding Shilpa by
his side in the morning, he called out for her thinking she must be in the
bathroom, but not getting an answer he got up and looked around, he could still
feel the headache. "Where did she go?" he sighed as he saw the note on the side
table. He had already guessed that she left for work as he had seen similar
notes from her before. He anyway picked up the note and read it.
Armaan, I know we had plans for today but I had to leave. My patients need me.
I hope you're feeling better'love you loads 'Shilpa
' There is a good news for you! ;)"
"What about me Shona? I
need to you too" he threw the note on the floor and hid his face in his palms.
His headache was increasing. Just then his cell phone vibrated and it was
Shilpa calling. He was in no mood to talk with her right now so ignored her
call and turned off his cell phone. Yes, he was mad at her, because she was
never there when he needed her the most.
Taking a shower, Armaan
went to the kitchen to get something to eat. He didn't have work today as both
of them had plans and so he had taken a day off. But Shilpa as usual ruined all
his plans. He made himself a cup of strong coffee and settled down on the table
thinking about how their life had changed after they got married. Things were
not the same anymore as they were before. They used to make time for each other
no matter what, but now they got so busy with their careers that they only see
each other at nights. Armaan's chain of thoughts was interrupted by the phone.
The phone rang and he lazily got up to answer it.
"Hello?" He answered in
his low voice.
"Good morning" It was
Shilpa, his brain wanted to hang up on her but his heart wanted to talk with
"Morning" he replied
"Feeling better?" She
asked noticing his voice.
"Do you care?" He said
rolling his eyes.
"Armaan am sorry" She
said closing her eyes in tiredness. She had not slept from past 2 days due to
"Sorry won't work
anymore Shilpa'don't you realize that slowly'we're drifting apart?" he bit his
lower lip in fear of losing her.
"I'll get home and talk
about this" saying that she disconnected the call.
Shilpa headed home as
soon as she got free as they needed to solve this issue before something big,
something that shouldn't happen happens. When she reached home, she found him
sleeping on the couch. His face still looked pale. She touched his forehead to
see if he had any fever and unfortunately he did.
"Armaan'" She caressed
"Hmm, you finally got
time for me?" he asked sitting up straight.
"Why are you acting as
if it's my fault?" She asked getting tired of his sarcastic comments and
"Because it is your
fault'you never have time for me. All you care about is your patients!" he
"And what about you? Do
you ever have time for me? Even you are always busy with your business trips.
You leave me for weeks for your business trips but I don't complain do I?
Because I know how important work is and plus it was your dream to take your
father's business further." She said calmly as she knew yelling will only make
things worse. The tears in her eyes threaten to come out.
"You know what I am
tired of all this'" He said grabbing his car keys and slamming the door shut
before going away.
Shilpa panicked and
followed him with her car. It was pouring outside and he was sick. He could get
pneumonia if he gets soaked. She had been feeling weak but she had to go get
"Armaan" She yelled
before he drove off "Please come inside we can talk it out" She said placing
her hand on her stomach feeling sudden pain.
"I need some time
alone" He said noticing her hand clutching her stomach. It concerned him a
"Ok fine, I'll leave
from here but can you go back inside? You shouldn't'.you shouldn't be driving
with that headache n fever" She was getting soaked and the pain in her stomach
was increasing with every passing minute.
"What happened to you?"
He asked concernedly getting out of the car.
fine'tum'tum ander jao" She was even having trouble breathing, the breathing
caused more pain. Her voice was trembling as well.
"Come with me" He held
her hand and took her inside. He made her lay on the couch "Shilpa?" he patted
her cheeks as she closed her eyes. Armaan panicked not getting any response
from her "Shilpa get up'" he shook her hard but she still didn't respond.
called Muskaan, who was Shilpa's best friend and colleague. He had covered her
with a blanket as she was soaked. Armaan sat besides her holding her hand
whispering sorry till Muskaan came with her husband Rahul.
"What happened to her?"
Muskaan rushed towards Shilpa and started checking her.
"She just fainted I
don't know what happened" Armaan said moving away as Muskaan was checking her.
"Did she have any pain?
Or did she just faint?" Muskaan asked.
"Um she was clutching
her stomach before she fainted" Armaan informed.
"Oh god we need to take
her to the hospital right away'" Muskaan said worriedly.
"What's wrong Muskaan?"
Armaan asked holding her arm.
"I can't say anything
right now'lets go"
They rushed her to the
hospital immediately. Armaan was stopped outside of the emergency room with
"Don't worry she'll be
fine'" Rahul said patting his back.
"It's my fault. I was
blaming her for everything'She was right, more than her I used to leave her for
weeks." Armaan said running his hand through his damp hair.
"I think she just
fainted due to fatigue, Muskaan was telling me that she had been in the hospital
from past two nights'" Rahul said trying to make him feel better.
"Really? How come she
never told me about it?" Armaan sighed and waited to see Shilpa again.
"Maybe she didn't want
you to worry about her" Rahul shrugged.
Muskaan came out after
a while with her head hanging down.
"Is she okay?" Armaan
asked anxiously seeing Muskaan's expressionless face.
"She just had a
miscarriage'am sorry" Muskaan mumbled as tears ran down her cheeks.
"She was pregnant??"
Armaan was stunned. Shilpa never told him that she was pregnant. He wondered
why she never said anything "how many months?" he asked.
"She was 1 month
pregnant'" Muskaan informed "You can go see her'she needs you Armaan. And
please be strong" she added.
Armaan ran into the
room and saw her sobbing on the bed in the hospital gown. He took a deep breath
and tried to act strong in front of her. He had his questions but it wasn't the
right time to ask her. For now he hugged her tight and let her cry in his arms.
"Am sorry Armaan" She
spoke between her sobs.
"It's okay'shhh" He
rubbed her back with affection.
They went home after a
few hours, Armaan insisted her to take a few days off of work and so she did.
Muskaan had given him pills for him to get better as well. He was acting normal
in front of her but dying inside as they lost their first baby and the fact
that Shilpa hadn't told him about her pregnancy before. He strictly told her to
rest and all the cooking was done by him. Shilpa was too quiet and would only
talk when Armaan asked her something.
"I'll be home for the
next few days as well'" Armaan said and sat beside her on the bed. Not getting
any response from her he tried talking about other things but she remained
quiet. Then he asked the question which he waited to ask. "Why didn't you tell
me about it before?" he asked placing his hand on hers. She looked at him with
her teary eyes.
"I was going to tell
you'this morning. That's why I had called you but you'" Shilpa started sobbing
once again and he calmed her.
"I am sorry I shouldn't
have reacted that way'I was just worried about us. I don't want to lose you" He
said feeling tears in his own eyes. "But I promise that I won't go on any
business trips anymore, I won't leave you alone" he added and kissed her forehead.
"Even I hate it when I
have to leave u in the middle of the night and sometimes I feel like I should
just leave this job" She mumbled as her sobs subsided.
"No you can't leave
your dream job Shona. Am sure we can make things work some other way" he
"But we lost our baby
Armaan'It's my fault I should've been careful" She said resting her head on his
"God had given us the
baby and now he took it away, maybe because he thinks we should sort out things
first? He will give us our baby back soon'don't worry" He caressed her hair
lovingly trying to make her understand as if she was a baby herself.
Yes, they regretted
losing the baby but they also had new hopes. They enjoyed the days that they
had taken off and felt as if the good old days were coming back. Well that's
what happened when they made adjustments to their schedules and had more time
for each other now. From all this fiasco they learned one thing, that always
make time for you loved ones or else there will be misunderstanding and you
might end up losing your loved one.
After 3 months Shilpa
was pregnant again. Armaan made sure that she doesn't work too much and he used
to come home early from work and spend time with her. He would take her on
walks and buy her any type of food she wanted, but only if the food was
healthy. They even went on a mini vacation in Goa which made their relationship
even stronger. Soon they were blessed with an adorable baby boy.
Uh sorry this came out kinda boring.. :/
@Sabz...I will write a better one for you for sure ok...I don't know when but I will!
Edited by reemz.malik - 02 October 2011 at 8:48pm