Arjun reached the airport and took the
first flight to Bangalore. He was happy to know about Arohi but also worried
because Pawan had called him to the hospital. He ignored the second part saying
that at least he knows where Arohi is. He reached City Hospital and asked about
Pawan. He ran towards Pawan's cabin and barged in without knocking the door.
Pawan looked at Arjun who was breathing
heavily because of all the running. Pawan signaled him to sit on the chair and
offered him water. He looked at Arjun's hand which had a white bandage and
blood spots could be seen on the bandage. He was also looking thin and Pawan
immediately made out that Arjun has not eaten anything from a long time.
Arjun shook his head when Pawan was giving
him the glass of water and said "I don't want anything just tell me where is
Pawan kept the glass down and sat straight.
He didn't know how to tell Arjun about Arohi's disease but he has to tell him. "Ummm"
"Pawan, Just tell me where is Arohi I don't
have whole day" Arjun said when Pawan didn't say anything.
"Arjun, Arohi is suffering from a major
Heart Disease" Pawan paused and looked at Arjun's shocked
expression. He gave Arjun a minute and then continued when Arjun's expression
changed "There is no cure for the disease and I cannot do anything."
Arjun leaned back on the chair trying to
register what Pawan just said. Arohi is suffering from a heart disease and is
not going to survive. It took few minutes for Arjun to register it. He looked
up at Pawan with his watery eyes and asked "How much time does she have?"
"Huh?" said Pawan and recollected what
Arjun had just said. "Umm... It depends on the person's immunity. Mostly
patients survive for a year with the help of regular medications. If the
medications are working then she can survive for 9 to 12 months." he
said in a low voice.
Arjun nodded. 'A year' he thought. "I want to meet her, where is she?"
asked Arjun after a silence of few minutes.
"She's here in the hospital" said
Pawan. He wanted to tell Arjun about what he had heard Arohi say but then
thought it will be better if Arjun talks to Arohi himself.
Arjun and Pawan stood up and walked towards
Arohi's room. All the while Arjun was silent. He didn't utter a word. Pawan
wanted to talk to Arjun but he didn't know what to tell, he was also confused
about how Arjun has taken the news. Pawan pointed towards a room which was
Arohi's room. Arjun stood rooted at the place for few moments and kept on
looking at the door. He wiped the tears which came out of his eyes and walked
towards the door followed by Pawan. He turned the door knob and opened the
door. He walked in and saw Arohi talking to her parents and her brother. Arjun
caught his breathe when he saw Arohi's pale face.
Arohi sensed his presence and looked at the
door to see him standing there along with Pawan. Her eyes fell on his hand
which had the bandage wrapped. "Arjun" she whispered breathlessly.
Arjun let out the breath when he heard
Arohi say his name. Everyone present in the room was now looking at Arjun.
Sanchit signaled his parents to walk out of the room leaving the two to
themselves and Pawan followed them outside. Arjun walked towards Arohi in a
said again when Arjun reached near the bed. She then saw Arjun's expression
changing to anger.
"Why Arohi?" he
said and paused "Why did you leave me and come, why didn't you tell about your sickness
huh? Tell me... Did you think that my love for you is so weak that I'll not be
able to handle this? Or did you think that I'll leave you alone in all the
suffering? Tell me Arohi" he said angrily and then added "Do
you know how I have spent this one month without seeing you? I would just get
to hear your voice twice a day and in the last week we didn't even get to talk
and when I get back I get this letter saying that you are leaving and asking me
to move on." he took out the letter from his pocket and threw it on the
bed in front of Arohi and continued "You don't understand anything, you are very
selfish Arohi, you just thought about yourself."
Arohi looked at Arjun who was now very
angry on her. Tears were flowing from both their eyes. "It's not like that Arjun. I
didn't want you to go through all this. You don't deserve this, you don't
deserve to stay with a person who is going to die. I can't ruin your life and it's
good for you to stay away from me and move on in life."
Arjun cut her off in between and snapped "You
cannot decide what is good for me or what is bad for me. It is me who will
decide that... It is me..."Arjun trailed off. He then sat on the edge of
the bed and said looking straight into Arohi eyes "My Love for you is not weak
Arohi, I cannot leave you alone in this situation to suffer all alone, I don't
want to leave you, I want to be with you."
"No Arjun, I'll not let you ruin your life;
I'm going to die Arjun. You don't deserve this" Arohi
said trying to explain Arjun.
Arjun took Arohi's hand intertwining it and
kept in on his chest near his heart and Arohi could feel his heartbeat. "This
beats for you Arohi, only you and it will beat till the day this beats"
he kept the intertwined hand on Arohi heart saying the last bit. "My
each and every breath has written your name on it... Do you really think that
I'll be able to live without you?" Arjun cupped her face "Tell
me Arohi, do you think that I'll be able to stay away from you and move on in
life... You know me more than myself, you know the answer." Arjun wiped
Arohi's tears with his thumb and said "The day you'll die will also be the day
I'll die. The moment you'll take the last breathe will be the same moment I'll
take my last breathe... After staying away from you for the last few days, my
heart is still beating, I'm still breathing because your heart is still beating
because you are still breathing Arohi. I cannot live in the world in which you
don't live. And if I would have been in your place would you have leaved me
"I would not leave you alone Arjun" Arohi
said immediately. She then closed her eyes and thought for a moment. She didn't
argue with Arjun now, she didn't even want to argue. Arjun's words had touched
her, she always knew that Arjun loves her a lot but she didn't know the depth
of his love for her but now by hearing all these words from Arjun she got to
know that what she had decided was wrong for both of them. "I would have done the same thing
as you if you would have been in my place."
Arjun smiled and said "So from now we are going to be
together till our last brethe." Arjun paused. He left Arohi's face and
took his hand behind his neck near the hook of the gold chain he was wearing.
He opened the hook and took out the ring which he had hanged in his chain as a
locket. It belonged to his Dadi and she had given it to Arjun for his bride
before she died. He closed back the hook and held the ring between his
forefinger and thumb.
Arohi looked at the ring in Arjun's hand
and knew what was going to come. She also knew that the ring belong to his
Dadi. Her vision became blur because of the tears which had formed.
"Ms. Arohi Ahluwalia, will you spend the
rest of your life with me who is hopelessly in love with you, by becoming Arohi
Arjun Singhania?" asked Arjun.
Arohi gave a teary laugh and said "Do
you need to ask that?"
"I'm trying to be a gentleman" Arjun
said shrugging his shoulder. "Now don't spoil the moment and answer. Will
you marry me Ms. Arohi Ahluwalia?" Arjun asked again.
Arohi just nodded her head and let the
tears flow from her eyes. Arjun took her left hand and placed the ring in her
ring finger. Arjun then cupped her face and kissed her giving her a promise.
Arohi kissed him back doing the same. The kiss first was a gentle one but then
it became a passionate one. They realized how much they have missed this, how
much they have missed being with each other. Arjun left Arohi's lips when they
both were breathless. Arjun leaned his head on Arohi's head still cupping her
face. Both were breathing heavily. Arohi then hugged Arjun keeping her head on
his chest near his heart and snaking her arms around his waist. Arjun hugged
her back kissing her forehead every now and then. Arohi closed her eyes
listening to his heartbeat which was beating only for her. She hugged him tight
and said "I'm Sorry Arjun" she let the tears flow from her eyes making
Arjun's shit wet.
"Hush baby, you don't have to apologize, I
would have done the same thing you did." He paused and then
continued "I'm sorry for being angry and shouting at you earlier."
"I would have done the same" said
Arohi making both of the laugh.
Arjun took a deep breath inhaling Arohi's
fragrance. Both of them were still hugging each other and there was a complete
silence between them. They just wanted to be like this, being in each other's
said breaking the silence.
all Arjun said.
"I Love You" said
Arjun squeezed Arohi between his arms and
Love You More."
They stayed in the same position for God
know how long. Their moment was broken when Arohi's parents along with Sanchit
and Pawan came back into the room. They left each other immediately. Sachit who
had seen them hugging started teasing them.
"I guess we broke a Romantic moment. I'm
sorry" said Sanchit making both Arjun and Arohi embarrassed. Arohi
gave Sanchit a glare but Sanchit just showed her his tongue.
Arjun chuckled looking at Arohi's face. He
was now standing by Arohi's bed; he looked at Pawan and said "Pawan...
Thank You for calling me up and telling about Arohi"
"No Problem" Pawan
said giving him an assuring smile.
Arohi who had forgotten about how Arjun
knew about where she was was now shocked. She looked at Arjun and then at Pawan
and then back at Arjun. "You know him?" she asked Arjun.
"Yeah, He's my friend, we met at London
Airport and we were in the same flight. And I'm glad that I met him or else I
would have not known that you have come to Bangalore" Arjun answered Arohi's
question. He then looked at Arohi's parents and walked towards them. He stood
in front of Arohi's father and said confidently "Uncle... Aunty... I want to get
married to Arohi, I love her a lot. We want both of yours permission and
"You have our permission Son" said
Arohi's father. Arohi's parents didn't knew about Arjun before but now before
coming back in the room Sanchit and Pawan told them about Arjun and Arohi's
relationship. Both her parents for happy for their daughter to have Arjun, who
loved her so much and now by hearing about marriage from Arjun they were
feeling really blessed.
Arjun touched both their feet taking their
blessing. Arohi's Mom cupped Arjun's face and kissed him on his forehead. Tears
were flowing from her eyes. Arjun smiled at her gesture and held her had
lovingly. He walked towards Sanchit and hugged him and finally he hugged Pawan
thanking him again. "Do you have a problem if we shift to Mumbai?" Arjun asked to
"Not at all, it will be better for me I can
see Arohi at Mumbai's branch. I practice there only"
Arjun looked at Arohi's parents and said "Even
you will come and stay with us in Mumbai"
"We'll go back to Delhi, we know Arohi will
be fine with you and that we don't have to worry about her" said
tried to protest.
"We'll keep on visiting Arjun"
Arohi's father cut off Arjun in between.
Arjun didn't say anything, he just nodded
They all moved to Mumbai after few days. Arohi
along with her family, was now staying at Pawan's place. Arjun called up his
parents and told them that he wants to get married to Arohi. His parents said
Arjun not to marry Arohi and also said that how can he get married to a girl
who is going to die. Arjun got furious listening to his parents and had said
them that he was telling them and was not asking their permission. Arjun and
his parents never had a good bonding they were always busy with their work and
had left Arjun with a nanny. Arjun said Arohi's parents that his parents are
not coming because they are busy in their work; he lied. Then with the help of his
best friend Jai and Arohi's brother Sanchit, he arranged a wedding in a nearby
The wedding took place after few days.
There were only few people like Arohi's parents, Sanchit, Pawan, Jai, they also
invited Sushma and obviously the bride and the groom. After performing all the
rituals, Arjun and Arohi got married. Arohi's parents and Sanchit left for
Delhi soon after the wedding, giving blessing and praying for both of them,
they were also proud to have a son-in-law like Arjun but were also sad for
their daughter. No one can imagine their feeling, their emotions, knowing that
their daughter is going to die... all the parents give their children blessing
that they have a long life but knowing that this is not going to work for their
daughter was heartbreaking for them, but still they prayed for her and Arjun's
both have a long life hoping that God will listen to them. Jai and Pawan also
left for their home after dropping Arjun and Arohi to their home.
Arjun took Arohi in his arms at the
threshold and entered their home. He closed the door behind him with his leg
and then walked towards their room. Both of them were looking at each other's
face lovingly. Arjun then kept Arohi on the bed and sat beside her. Arohi
leaned her head on his shoulder and sighed. Arjun sensed that she is might be
tired after all the rituals.
"You tired?" Arjun
asked caressing her back.
Arohi nodded her head and snuggled close to
"Come I'll help you with these" he
pointed towards the jewelry "and then you can sleep for some time"
he said and saw Arohi nodding her head.
Arjun then helped Arohi in taking off the
jewelry and also helped her in changing her clothes. He again picked her up in
his arms and made her lay down on the bed. Then he changed his clothes and lay
down besides Arohi kissing her forehead. Arohi snuggled close to him keeping
her head on his chest and was soon asleep with Arjun caressing her hair and her
back. Even Arjun fell asleep after he was sure that Arohi is asleep.
It's been 10 months since Arjun and Arohi
are married. Their love for each other only grew after each passing moment. Arjun
had promised himself that he'll make each and every moment of their lives
special for Arohi and had fulfilled the promise. Arjun would wake up before
Arohi every morning and would make breakfast for them. After making the breakfast
he would wake Arohi up by kissing her forehead and giving her a rose and then
both of them would have their breakfast with Arjun feeding Arohi and Arohi
loved it when Arjun did this for her. They would then sit and watch T.V. or would
watch a movie. After that Arjun would cook lunch and Arohi would sit on the
counter and watch him, she would also help him few times and would also give
instruction to cook when Arjun would not know how to cook that particular dish.
They then would have lunch but this time Arohi would feed Arjun. Arjun then
would give Arohi her medications and Arohi would take a nap in the afternoon. She
would keep her head on Arjun's lap and Arjun would caress her hair till she
fell asleep. He would carefully place her head on the pillow and then would
complete his work. After coming back to Mumbai he had resigned from his job as
he only wanted to stay with Arohi. But when his boss came to know about Arohi
he didn't accept Arjun's resignation. Instead he shifted Arjun to other
department saying that he has to work from home and just have to check the
entries which will only take an hour or 2. Arjun agreed when his boss insisted
but he said to his boss that if he is not comfortable with it he will not do
the work. His work would often get completed in an hour and he had made sure
that Arohi at least sleeps for 3 hrs. He would then go and lay down besides
Arohi and would just look at her lovingly. He loved watching Arohi in her
sleep. He would see her expressions changing and would wonder what she is
dreaming about. She would also tell "I Love You Arjun" in her sleep and
Arjun would caress her cheek lovingly with a smile playing on his lips and
would whisper "I Love You Too, more than anything else in the world."
After waking up Arohi and giving her a
light snack they would first go to the nearby temple and then would either go
to the park or to the beach to spend their evening. They would take a walk in
the park or would watch sunset at the beach. Often in the park or the beach
girls would envy Arohi for having Arjun with her and Arohi would love to see
their jealous expression. After spending their evening at either of the places
they would go back home and would cook dinner the same way they cook lunch and
then would feed each other. After dinner they would watch T.V for a while and
then would talk to each other laying on the bed. Arjun would then give Arohi
her medications and then both would go to sleep with Arohi snuggling close to
Arjun keeping her head on Arjun's chest hearing his heartbeat, she loved to
hear his heartbeat it was really blissful and Arjun would kiss her head and would
sing a song for her caressing her hair and then would sleep after making sure
that Arohi had slept.
With these they would also go to the
hospital regularly for Arohi's check-up. Arohi's parents along with Sanchit
would come to visit Arohi and Arjun every 2 weeks and would stay for a day or
2. Even Jai would come and meet them whenever he would get time. After their
marriage Arjun had also taken Arohi to Goa for their honeymoon and they had had
a wonderful time out there. They would never forget the time they spent there.
Whenever Arohi and Arjun would talk about their honeymoon Arohi was always left
blushing as it was the time when Arohi belong to Arjun and Arjun belong to
Arohi in all the senses; and Arjun was very gentle while making love to her he
had made sure that he doesn't hurt Arohi and they never forget this moment of
their lives even after their death.
In last few weeks Arohi had gotten really
weak. She was on complete bed rest and she would just want be with Arjun
snuggling close to him. Both of them knew that the time is not far and they
were both ready for it. Even now Arohi was sleeping snuggling close to Arjun.
She was having a pain in her chest since few days but now the pain got
unbearable and she was breathing heavily. Arjun called for the Ambulance and
also called up Pawan and told about Arohi's condition. Arjun gave Arohi water
and rubbed her back trying to control her breathing but there was no effect.
Arjun picked Arohi up in his arms and took her out when he heard the siren of
Ambulance. The oxygen mask was placed and the doctor in the ambulance was
checking Arohi's blood pressure and pulse. Arohi held Arjun's hand tightly
whilst Arjun was caressing her head and was trying to calm her by talking to
her and also saying "I Love You" every now and then which was giving strength to
Arjun was now sitting on the bench outside
the ICU where Arohi was admitted and Pawan was checking Arohi who had left for
the hospital immediately after Arjun had called him up. Arjun looked up and saw
Pawan coming out of the room. He stood up and Pawan came and stood in front of
"She's stable now, I have given her the
injection" Pawan said and saw Arjun nodding his head. He paused
for few moments and then added "I think we should keep her in the hospital
from now and you should also call up her parents."
This was enough for Arjun to understand
that Arohi does not have much time now. "I'll call them up" said Arjun and
then asked "Can I go inside and meet her?"
Pawan nodded his head and Arjun walked
inside the room after giving Pawan a smile.
Arohi's parents and Sanchit came to Mumbai
after Arjun called them up and told about Arohi's condition. They cried seeing
Arohi's pale body laying on the hospital bed with number of wires connected to her.
By now even they had got to know that Arohi does not have much time. They were
very sad seeing Arohi's condition but were worried about Arjun. Whenever they
would look at Arjun they would see a smile on his face. They had seen Arjun
sitting besides Arohi and caressing her hair lovingly and a smile on his lips.
Even when Arohi would sleep snuggling close to Arjun, Arjun would just smile
looking at her. They had not seen him cry even for once which made them worry. Whenever
they would cry and Arjun would see them, he would give them a smile and console
them. They were really worried about Arjun, they could not make out how Arjun
was feeling, they just prayed for him.
whispered looking at Arjun who was sitting besides her, holding her hand and
was caressing her hair. Sanchit and her parents had gone to the canteen to eat
Arjun and saw Arohi signaling him to lie down besides her.
Arjun lay down besides Arohi and Arohi
snuggled close to him keeping her head on his chest listening to his heartbeat.
She hugged him tightly and closed her eyes. Arjun hugged her back and caressed
"Sing that song for me" said
Arohi in a low voice asking Arjun to sing the song which he had written for her
and was also her favorite song.
Arjun kissed her forehead and started
Saanson Se Hi Meri Saasein Chale...
Hi Dikhe Jab Bhi Aankhein Khule...
Se Hi Meri Saasein Chale...
Hi Dikhe Jab Bhi Aankhein Khule...
Falak... Dekhi Zameein...
Nahi... Tum Sa Haseen...
Tujhe Khud Main Mein Iss Tarah Loon Chupa...
Khuda Bhi Humein... Kar Na Paye Juda...
Kahein Humein Kitani Mohabbat Hai...
Kahein Humein Kitani Mohabbat Hai...
Kitani Mohabbat Hai..." his
voice trailed off. There was complete silence. Both Arjun and Arohi could only
here their breathing and the beep of the monitor.
"I Love You Arjun" said
"I Love You Too" said
Arohi heard Arjun, she closed her eyes and
took her last breathe. Arjun felt Arohi loosen her grip and closed his eyes.
Pawan rushed towards Arohi's room after he
got the message from the nurse. He barged in the room and saw Arjun and Arohi
laying on the bed hugging each other and smiling. His eyes fell on the monitor
which now showed a straight line. He walked towards Arohi and held her wrist to
check her pulse. Her hand was ice cold and he could not find the pulse point
which only said one thing that Arohi is no more, she's dead. Pawan stood rooted
at the spot, Arohi's hand still in his hand and tears came out of his eyes. He
controlled himself and walked to the other side.
said shaking Arjun but got no response. He again shook him but nothing
happened. He held his wrist to check the pulse, his own hands were shaking now.
Even Arjun's hand was ice cold and he could not find the pulse point. Pawan was
shocked; he left Arjun's hand and stood at the same position... "You
see this? This beats only for her. Every beat, every breath of mine has her
name written on it; she's everything to me; my love, my life, my Heartbeat." Arjun's
these words were echoing in his ears. He came out of the shock and looked at
Arjun and Arohi. "Your love story is not an ordinary love story my friend... yes I said 'is'
because you both will always be in our heart and your love story will be an
example for everyone, Arjun's and Arohi's Love Story... Come back soon"
Pawan said and kissed Arjun's and Arohi's forehead and then left from there to