Hey guys, came up this one while travelling back from work! Hope its not too bad!
Its an OS, as of now.. But I would love to continue it as an SS, maybe a couple more parts.. But that's only if you guys like it.. Coz trust me, this one was really difficult for me to pen down.. You'll know why! As always, do leave your feedback below.. Would love to read from you guys..
She had been sitting at her desk all morning, flipping through
files, managing data records and re-working on the statistics.. She felt the
onset of a migraine-like-headache creep in.. She needed a cup of steaming hot
coffee to soothe her nerves.. She felt as if her head would explode any minute!
She looked around the
office and found people busy with their own tasks, but then again, there was no
point cribbing.. Today wasn't just any normal day!
Riya bent over her desk and rested her head on the hard
surface, once again for the umpteenth time since morning to let fresh tears
escape once more.
She had walked into the office, this morning, as always,
chattering away with Shree, when she saw him! And as it had been happening for
the past 10 months, her breath hitched in her throat!
Why did he have to be
devastatingly handsome! The crisp white cotton shirt, with his sleeves rolled
up to reveal his strong wrists and arms, did little to slow down her rising
heartbeat. She glanced at him from a corner of the eye once again; he stood
there leaning against the open door of his cabin, as if he owned the place!
took a sip of his favourite beverage, the cutting chai and held the glass away.
Her eyes scanned his face this time, his coal-black eyes, which were otherwise
blank and emotionless held pain, a lot of it! She turned her gaze an
inch upwards and saw his creased forehead.. How she wished to move her fingers
tenderly over his face and calm him down; take away his pain, reassure him that
things were just going to be fine! And that
is when, Riya Mukherjee, the newly appointed Research Specialist of ETF, was
jolted back to reality..
This is what had kept her away from him! Her heart yearned
to be close to him all day and night. Ever since, he had walked into her life,
not a single day had passed without Riya having prayed for this man!
been terribly heartbroken when she found out about his wife's brutal murder! Witnessing
that kind of an incident could drive anyone insane! People turn psychopathic, here
Arjun Sir was living atleast.. Nope! She corrected herself, he wasn't living,
he was merely breathing.
She hadn't seemed him smile even once in the last few months
that she had spent with him. Rathore's snide remarks and Chottu-Shree's mischief
had been often graced with a smirk or two, but never a smile!
What was with
this man! She had tried researching into his past, often, being a natural at
it, but had always quickly reprimanded herself. She still remembered the rage
in his eyes and his quivering lips, when he had asked her to stop interfering
in his personal life, Aakhri baar bol
raha hoon, door raho mujhse!
Her eyes snapped open, only to find him still
in his previous position, only the chai having been done with and had been
replaced with a file. The ETF Legal Head, stood in front of him with a
mortified expression on her otherwise pretty face!
Riya tried to observe his facial features, a bit more
closely, hoping they would reveal a bit about the silent heated conversation
going on between them. She sighed and was about to turn back, when she saw it!
But did she really see it? What was that? A blend of anger, pain and regret, on
his face? She moved a little closer to the scene and well, it wasn't really a
smart move! The ever-so-vigilant cop, felt her gaze on himself and walked away
from the spot, not before shooting a look her way. And that's when she saw it
again! The same expression on his otherwise blank and emotionless face!
She took a couple of steps hastily and greeted the woman,
who had just had an argument with Arjun.
Mrs. D'souza, Good Morning! Why do you look so upset this early into the
morning? Did he say something?"
Mrs. D'souza, an elderly lady in her
mid-forties, slightly nodded her head in negative, "That's what bothers me Riya, he hasn't said a word!
Riya was slightly surprised and concerned, the very next
moment, "Is everything alright?"
She saw the lady nod again, "Arjun Sir is leaving the ETF. He has just handed in his resignation!"
Riya felt the earth slip away from beneath her feet, her
breath caught again in her throat, every muscle in her body became paralysed
with shock, even as her brain tried to register the situation.
turned on her heel and looked back, he stood next to the black ETF Skoda Yeti,
barking at someone over the phone.
Riya turned back to face Mrs. D'souza, while
her gaze still alternated between the two.
She jumped as she heard chinaware fall to the ground and
shatter into pieces.. She looked back at Arjun, who still had his back towards
her. How ironic! Her heart had similarly shattered into innumerable pieces a
Why was he leaving?
What happened overnight? Things were just fine yesterday. She tried to
recollect, even as her eyes brimmed with tears; they had busted a renowned
criminal last night, raided his hideout and confiscated a large shipment of
Arjun had been pleased with the team's efforts, he had even complimented
Rathore and the team; something he had never done before. Then he had calmly
dropped Riya to her apartment as always.
Everything had been going on just fine.. Why then, was he
leaving? She needed to know. She had even taken a few steps in his direction,
when she heard a familiar voice at the back of her head,
'Stop right there Ri! What are you going to ask him? Why he's
leaving the ETF? Why he's leaving you alone? You have no right to ask him that.
Remember, he's your boss!'
'He was here for a reason and now when he's leaving, there
has to be a reason behind it.. He can't leave, just like that.. Without even
informing anyone, without informing me.'
'Get a grip Riya! Arjun Rawte doesn't owe you an explanation..
He never did and he never will!'
She spun around and clutched the collar of her shirt with
her right hand, as if to try and calm the erratic beating of her heart, which
had suddenly decided to thump even louder against her chest.
She took the
stairs and sprinted towards her cabin. Swinging the door open, she threw her
bag on the desk and slumped on her chair. Her head hit the desk involuntarily
and hot tears escaped down her cheeks..
She raised her head about an hour later and sniffed. Riya,
you're at work.. Get a grip! What if someone walks in, what would your answer
be then? That you were nursing a broken heart?
You knew this since day one, you and him, were just not
meant to be!
You're a carefree, free-spirited soul, whereas he, he has a tragic
past, he is a broken man!
You would give anything in the world just to see him
smile, but he, has he ever returned back even a simple Good Night wish to you?
You may have always loved him unconditionally, but you were
just another team-member for him, his sub-ordinate!
You've spent sleepless nights turning and tossing in your
bed, with his handsome face being the last thing on your mind, but he has always
tormented your heart..
Don't let his memories haunt you anymore.. Let him go!
this is how it was meant to be.. You two were never meant to be together,
She sighed and rested her head back on the desk,
Hai dil ko teri aarzoo.. par main tujhe na paa sakoon..
Hai dil ko teri justajoo, par main tujhe na paa sakoon..
Main hoon shab tu subah.. dono judke juda..
Main hoon lab tu dua..
Madno... Mashuko... Dilbaro...
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Edited by mohabbatgirl - 14 September 2012 at 11:01am