Posted: 25 September 2012 at 11:06pm | IP Logged
Ashu and Mallika got busy with their research...Nidhi's lonely heart found solace in her studies. Ashu hadn't even emailed her once...perhaps she wasn't important to him, but she longed to be in touch and created a fb account just to know more about his life in UK. Her heart shrank every time she saw a pic of Ashu and Mallika having fun...were they in love? how far have they gone???
After 6 years in the UK, Ashu and Mallika were to visit Lucknow ...DB had made all arrangements for a warm welcome...Pleasing Ashu was important to her because she wanted to bring up the topic of his marriage to Nidhi...Nidhi was almost a doc now, just her internship was left and DB was anxious to get her married...and moreover Ashu was 34 now, it was high time that he got married..The threat in the form of Mallika always scared DB.
Ashu came home, but not before spending an hour with the Trehans. Baba, CV,DB and Nidhi got worried...was it a sample of things to come...or did Mallika drag him there?.
Nidhi was dressed in a sleeveless light pink salwar with zardozi work..she was looking angelic in it and hoped to catch Ashu's eye.
Ashu was the man for whom she took up medicine...he was her world...she was in awe of him before and now she worshipped him, CV knew that half of the feeling arose because of the things DB was feeding into her head...
Ashu exchanged pleasantries with the elders and went to freshen up. They chatted after that...Nidhi didn't utter a single word, all she did was to admire Ashu. He had the body of a Greek god and a fine chiselled face...masculinity seem to ooze from every pore of his body. She was woken from her reverie when Ashu came and hit her head with a chocolate box and said - "these are for you kiddo, don't eat all of them at once as they are bad for your teeth"
Ashu went away smiling...Nidhi battled to hide her tears...of course he had bought a gift for her..but what did he call her ?kiddo?? so he thinks that she is a kid? Doesn't he see her as a woman??? He even advised her regarding dental health... Nidhi stayed there for a few minutes and then crept away silently...she wanted to be cry her heart out in front of Angie...the man she loved didn't even see her as a woman...all her dreams started to fade away.
Angie took it upon herself to cheer Nidhi... as a part of her plan, they were to watch a movie...all went well and Nidhi enjoyed the movie...but her peace of mind wasn't destined to last long, for she saw Ashu and Mallika walk out of the theatre...they were all smiles...Nidhi let out a sigh and returned home. More pain was in store for her when she came to know that both Ashu and Mallika had joined KGH...Why KGH? Why? '...now even her internship will be painful...there,she can't avoid interacting with Mallika- her rival..and the conqueror of the kingdom of Ashu's love.
Nidhi felt small every time she saw Mallika. Her rival was a diva- she had an impeccable taste in fashion and had a slender figure. The joy of accomplishment shone in her eyes and her peaches and cream complexion was simply irresistable. Mallika was a sophisticated woman who had everything a woman would pray for..."everything...including my Ashu" thought Nidhi.
Nidhi found carrying on with her internship really difficult. The chemistry between Ashu and Mallika was palpable. Even though they worked in diff departments,they were the favourite topic of gossip among the interns...It wasn't as if Ashu didn't talk to Nidhi in KGH...infact he did...but Mallika was around most of the time...and they advised her like teachers..Nidhi hated that...she wasn't a child anymore.
Ashu and Mallika ate lunch together. The sight of them laughing and sharing a private conversation irked Nidhi but there was little she could do.Ashu and Mallika shared a strong relationship on both personal and professional front...but what Nidhi didn't know was that it was much deeper than what she believed.
Ashu and Mallika had a live-in relationship while they were abroad...and they kept their intimate relation a secret from the elders. Ashu had already proposed marriage to her and was waiting for the right time to break the news to Baba. Ashu longed for those moments he had with Mallika in London but he didn't dare to even hold her hand in public- they were in Lucknow and all pda is frowned upon by the locals. He consoled himself by thinking that they'll recreate the magic on their wedding night.
Edited by Vidishaa - 25 September 2012 at 11:08pm
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