arohi got up with the early rays of the sun to find herself cuddled up with arjun while he slept peacefully breathing in her sweet scent.. his face resting in the nape of her neck...The warm feeling of a body pressed against her own was something that now was part of her..and it was something she always crave for in the morning... The light snoring that was always in her ear was something she found adorable... The way his body would cling to her at night.. holding her tight.. made her realize there was no other way she would want to wake up... There was no other person she would rather have cuddling into the side of her body either...smilingly she stirred a little.. adjusting the falling strap of her tank-top she slowly got out of bed...
streching her arms smilingly arohi took a long look out her window.. the sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon... She smiled at the dawn of a new day...With a deep breath, she stepped out onto her balcony to take in the first few precious rays of sunshine...one of the best thing of this city..mumbai...
Arjun arohi came to mumbai one month back because of his business issues..."dad mujhe har dosre din mumbai jana pare ga tu mein soch raha hun mein ek maheena waheen reh lun..arohi k saath.." and then the typical emotional scene continued when the time came for their good bye..arjun brought arohi mumbai and they stayed in their own house in mumbai..though arjun got busy in his work..meetings..etc but he made sure to give as much time to arohi as he was giving to his work.. as she too was alone there..longdrives..dinners..shopping..movies etc for everything he used to give time to her..but since the last week he got more busy and was not able to give much time to arohi..In this last one and half month many things changed...shefali and jay got the good news for which they were dying.."arohi can u believe it mein ...maa banne wali hun.." shefali's cheerful and excited voice expressed all her happiness.."arjun mujhe tu yaqeen hi nahi araha k mein...god i am so happy.." jay too expressed his happiness..at the time when shefali got the news she was already two months pregnant by then but unfortunately their happiness didnt last longer and they both lost the baby...sadness..tears and sorrows spread in their lives from which arjun arohi rashi sahil salil purvi and everyone tried to bring them out and were succeeded..and they didnt lose hope and were still waiting for another miracle..arohi too was hopeful on her part for having her baby but she didnt talk to arjun about it as she promised herself to not to talk to him until his project gets over..and now she was waiting impatiently for his project to finish so that her wish may be granted..and arjun on the other hand thought that arohi is forgetting about her wish as the time is passing by and so he didint think about it any more.. The time just flew away making an addition to the beautiful memories of their life..and now its time to go back..back to home...
arohi sighed turning around and looked at her husband who was sleeping peacefully.."happy anniversery arjun.." she whispered smilingly...still couldnot believe that one year has almost passed.. .in this one year her life had taken a beautiful turn with so many fascinating memories of love... respect... happiness...she felt like she was in the most beautiful fantasy world where only true love and happiness are allowed to exist...she couldn't thank the one above enough to gift her the wonderful family where everyone loves her..support her..cares for her...along with the family she felt fortunate to be a part of his life...thinking of him she smiled to herself as his various ways of excuses flashed in her mind...his excuses of expressing love... his excuses of teasing her... his excuses of being with her...his excuses for showing his concern..for ruling her...pampering her...it was true that God was never unfair to anyone ... if he has taken away her parents from her then has also blessed her with the love of two sets of parents..and finally made her lucky to have the unconditional and everlasting love of her man..her arjun..The vibrating buzz of her mobile brought her out of her thoughts..walking towards the dresser she picked up her mobile and smiled seeing the name flashing on the screen..glancing back at arjun she silently walked out of the room..
"hello.." she said answering the call..."hey arohi..happy wedding anniversery..ek saal hogaya tum arjun ko jhel rahi ho.." jay said smilingly..arohi smiled.."thanks jay..par kis ne kaha mein jhel rahi hun..mein tu.." she said but was interupted by jay.."han han tum tu jee rahi ho etc etc..by the way kal arahe ho na tum log so we want a big treat..a big party smjhi.." jay said.."han haan zarur.." she said..."arjun kahan hai mein use bhi wish kr dun.." jay asked..arohi smiled.."nahi jay abhi mat karna..pehle mein karun gi..meine arjun k liye surprise plan kia hai is lie abhi koi bhi wish na kare.." she said..."oho kia baat hai surprise wurprise plan ho rahe hein..chalo koi nahi hum baad mein kar lenge..u guys have fun.." he said smilingly.."shefali kaisi hai jay.." she asked..jay sighed.."theek hai..ab tu she is normal..kabhi kabhi bht upset hojati hai par what to do..u dont worry mein hun na..mein zada dair udas nahi rehne deta use.." he said smilingly.."i know tum us se bht pyar krte ho..bas jay use apna pora time dena..she needs it now.." arohi said..jay nodded.."i know..chalo mein rakhta hun..u guys have fun..take care.." he said.."u too take care..bye.." she said...
with the first rays of sun falling on her face shefali opened her eyes..The first thing she saw was the deep red color and later it turned to be a red rose..."good morning sleeping beauty.." jay wished shefali smilingly stretching the rose out to her...shefali smiled faintly and sat on the bed..taking the rose from his hands she looked at him.."good morning.." she replied..jay smiled seeing her artificial smile..but promised himself to turn the smile into a real heartful smile.."chalo chalo no dheela parna bas jaldi se uthna and fresh hona..chef jay ne ap k lie breakfast banaya hai afterall.." he said pulling her out of the bed.."jay plz mera mood nahi hai..mujhe bhook nahi hai.." said shefali freeing her hand from his grip..jay shook his head ignoring her and pushed her inside the washroom.."10 minutes..i am waiting for you outside..come soon.." he said and shefali unwillingly shut the door..
After freshening up she came to the dining hall and saw him standing near the dining table to welcome her with his charming smile..she looked at him from top to the bottom... He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans with an apron over it and a chef's cap on the head..."aye madam banda khidmat mein hazir hai.." he welcomed her by pulling out the chair for her and indicating her to sit down..shefali smiled fakely and sat down.."jay is sab ki kia zarurat.." she said but was interupted by jay.."shefali subha subha itna nahi bolte bas khate hain..tum apna fav kaam karo khane ka aur mein tumhe dekhne ka.." he said filling her glass with a juice.."tu bataye madam what would you like to have first..?" he asked smilingly..shefali sighed and looked at the items in front of her..almost everything was present on the table..each and everything on the table was her favourite..from where to start...jay sensed her confusion and smiled.."chalo choro hum sab kuch try karenge.." he said and started serving her all the items one by one..
"and ye last..french tomato omellete..seriously shefali yeh banana sab se mushkil kaam tha.." he said taking a small piece of the omellete in his hands..."nahi jay bas..aur nahi.." said shefali shaking her head in denial.."ye last shefali plz.." he said making a puppy dog face..shefali sighed and opened her mouth and he fed her.."kaisa laga mera haath ka banaya hua nashta..?" he asked smilingly..shefali looked at him.."jay u dont have to do this..mere lie itna sab mat karo jab mein tumhare lie kuch nahi kar sakti.." she said sadly..jay's smile faded and he sighed.."kis ne kaha tum mere lie kuch nahi kar sakti...tum mere jeene ka sahara ho shefali..mere jeene ki waja..ye kafi nahi kia.." he asked staring at her eyes..shefali turned her face away as her eyes become wet on remembering the loss she suffered.."shefali plz dont do this..mein tumhe aise nahi dekh sakta.." he said making her to face him but she again turned her face away.."shefali tum aise achi nahi lagti..mujhe meri pehle jaisi shefali chahye..ye shefali achi nahi hai.." he said caressing her hands.."achi nahi hai tu chor do..wese bhi dia hi kia hai isne tumhe.." she said bitterly..and jay clenched his fist in anger.."ho kia gaya hai shefali tumhe.." he said pulling her towards him angrily.."kuch nahi hua.." she said jerking her hand out of his grip..jay sighed seeing her and drank his anger.."meri taraf dekho shefali..just look at me.." he said making her face him and she collapsed in his arms.. uncontrollably weeping ...pouring out all her anger...all her helpness..all her frustrations... securely gathering her in his arms he tried to comfort her ... clutching onto his shirt she pressed herself into him "... I .. i am...i am sorry jay..i am really sorry" she managed to say through her broken voice ... he remained quiet as he wanted her to let all her pains out of her heart ... "i am sorry jay i didnt make it ...i didnt...hamara baby..jay i am sorry" she said sobbingly... gently cupping her wet face in between his palms he made her look at him ...Very tenderly with his thumbs, he removed those tears away from her face..shefali looked at him "... I am so ..." he didn't let her finish as he captured her lips with his ... her left hand slowly moved up to caress his thick hair at the back of his neck pulling him closer to give him what he deserved ... sucking in all the pain to himself he poured out all his love in his kiss..
breaking a part he rested his forehead against hers.."bas shefali bas bht hogaya.." he said breathlessly..shefali opened her eyes and jay wiped her tears.."jo hogaya wo hamari kismat thi shefali use hum badal nahi skte..par ab us ek baat ka ghum bhi tu hum sari zindagi nahi mana skte na..shefali abhi tu wo hamari zindagi mein aya bhi nahi tha agar ane k baad jata tab kia kar lete hum..kuch bhi nahi..par abhi hum kar skte hain..hum use dobara lane ki koshish kar skte hain..bhagwan ka shuker hai k hamare pas ye umeed hai..tum theek ho mein theek hun..tu ye khushi hamare pas dobara aye gi..aur mein tumse wada karta hun k mein tumhe ye khushi dunga..zarur dunga.." he said kissing her forehead..shefali looked at him with all her love.."bas shefali tum mujhse wada karo k ab tum nahi ro gi..socho gi bhi nahi is bare mein..sab theek ho jaye ga..par waqt lage ga..aur ye waqt bhi guzar jaye ga..par mein ye waqt apni shefali k saath guzarna chahta hun..apni nautanki shefali k saath..ye dukhi athma k saath nahi.." he said teasingly..shefali hit him on his arms wiping her tears.."khud hoge tum dukhi athma aur nautanki.." she saidwith a pout on her face.."oh sorry nautanki nahi apni fighter shefali k saath.." he said laughingly.."jay stop it..ye sab tum ho mein nahi.." she said hitting him again and laughed looking at his face...jay smiled bringing her closer.."bas shefali aise hi hasti raho muskrati raho..isi mein meri khushi hai.." he said..shefali smiled and kissed him on his cheeks.."i promise jay ab mein tumse tumhari khushi nahi cheenun gi..jab tak tum mere saath ho mujhe kisi cheez ka ghum nahi ...i love you jay.." she said hugging him..jay smiled.."luv u too..." he said dropping a kiss on her head..
"are aj tu arjun arohi ka wedding anniversery hai..mein abhi wish krti hun unhe.." she said coming out of the hug..picking up the mobile she looked at jay.."tum bhi kar lo.." she said.."mene kar lia hai..arohi keh rahi thi arjun ko mat karna..us ne use surprise dena hai.." he said.."surprise!.." shefali said raising her eyebrow and jay nodded.."pagal hai kia..surprise tab deti jab arjun ko ye din yaad na hota..aur arjun ye din bhool jaye aisa ho nahi skta.." she said shaking her head.."ho sakta hai ajrun bhi arohi ko surprise de is lie aise show kar raha ho jaise use yaad nahi tabhi arohi ne surprise plan kia hoga.." jay said thoughtfully..."arjun ne definitely surprise plan kia hoga.." shefali said confidently.."well lets see ..mein hun na sari khabrein lungi arohi se.." she said smilingly..jay smiled looking at shefali and sighed thanking god for making shefali normal and prayed to keep her normal..
Arjun shut his eyes tight as the sun rays hit him..stretching his arms he turned to the other side of the bed only to found it empty..opening his eyes he rubbed them yawning and his eyes snapped open widely as they fell on the clock.."oh shit 8 baj gaye.." he said jumping out of the bed..rushing towards the washroom he picked his clothes which were already kept on the bed and went to freshen up..
Coming out of the washroom rubbing his hairs from the towel he threw it on the chair and brushing his hair rushed downstairs taking his things with him..
"morning arohi.." he said giving a quick peck on her lips..arohi who was arranging the table for breakfast smiled on a sudden quick peck.."good morning arjun.." she said smilingly.."happ.." she said but stopped smilingly waiting for him to wish first but arjun sat on the chair and started reading the newspaper.."jaldi se nashta de do mjhe wese hi dair hogayi hai.." he said completely engrossed in his reading..arohi looked at him confusingly and then smiled.."oh tu janab acting kar rahe hain.." she thought.."par me b abhi wish nahi karungi arjun.." she said..she has also texted everyone to not to wish arjun before she give him his surprise..and when arjun didnt wish her and acted as being unaware she smiled.."so is dafa bhi koi surprise hai yaqeenan.." she thought..arjun looked at arohi who was standing beside him smiling in her thoughts.."arohi nashta.." he said bringing her out of her thoughts..arohi shook her head and nodded.."haan.." she said and started serving him..but arjun again looked at time..today was their last day in mumbai and he has to complete all his pending tasks and wants to come home early so that he can spend some time with arohi but now he is already late.."jaldi jaun ga tabhi tu jaldi aounga.." he said to himself..and stood picking up a slice from the plate.."rehne do arohi mujhe late ho raha hai mein chalta hun.." he said.."arjun par nashta.." arohi said.."hogaya...shaam mein milte hain jaldi aounga phr dinner saath mei karenge.." he said and rushed out of the house.. arohi stood smilingly.."arjun tumhe tu acting bhi nahi karni ati.." she said shaking her head..
the entire day passed with arohi busy in arrangement of a surprise party for her husband..a surprise romantic party..just him and her..all the preparations were done..she cooked all his favourite dishes and a special cake for their special day..decorated the house according to his taste...
arjun was busy in his work in office..completing all the tasks before leaving for chandigarh tomorrow was his main motive today...he just wanted to complete all the work so that he can go home early to spend some quality time with arohi on their last day and also to help her in packing the stuff...but unfortunately the list of tasks was not coming to an end..
arohi is busy in lighting the candles one by one which is the only work left... She has finished decorating the whole house... and now is eagerly waiting for his arrival... A cute smile is playing on her lips throughout the day...he didnt call her whole day which she thought was the part of his surprise..and so she did the same and didnt call him...and all his acting of unawareness was increasing her curiousity and excitement of the surprise which he has planned for her...arohi looked around the room when she completed lighting all the candles... The whole room is now lighted with love...and now along with her the entire candles and flowers too were waiting for him...
the clock struck 8 and arohi's lips curved into a smile...all dressed she was waiting for him...though she expected him to come home early but doesnot matter..it was now 8...and it means in a second or two he will be here...but seconds and minutes passed and now it was 8:30 and he still had not come..which became the cause of her worry.."roz tu 8 baje hi ate hain..aj kia hogaya.." she thought...not able to control herself she worriedly dialed his number but got no answer..
arjun who was busy in completing the files received a call from his clients to have an urgent meeting...and now he was leaving for the meeting..mobile was on silent and so he missed the call..but soon his eyes caught the flashing screen of his mobile indicating the message from arohi...starting his car he read the message.."arjun kahan ho..itni dair hogayi hai..tum theek ho na?.." he read..arjun tying his seat belt typed back a message in reply to her and drove off..
arohi was walking in tension waiting for the reply..and as soon as her mobile beeped she immediately read the text.."an hour and i will be there.." it read..she sighed in relief and now turning back looked at the decorations.."ek ghanta intezar aur karna pare ga..mein bhi kar rahi hun..tum bhi karo.." she said shrugging her shoulders..
10' o clock it is..as per his message he should have been home half an hour before but still no sign of him..tired of waiting and waiting arohi now looked at the decorations..like her excitement the beauty and charm of the decorations too were fading away and still he is not here..sighing deeply she rested her head on the table.."inteha hogayi intezar ki..ayi na kuch khabar mere yar ki..." she sang the two lines of the song dramatically and sighed shaking her head...and now the continuous wait is finally making its way to tiredness and she was having a great struggle with her eyes to let them keep open...
10:45 pm it was...arjun parked the car and sighed looking at the time.."chalo kaam tu hogaye sare..par arohi ko bht intezar karna para.." he thought..walking towards the house he rang the bell and waited for the door to open but it didnt open.."so gayi hogi.." he thought shaking his head and turned around and walked back towards the car and took out the keys from the dashboard..
shutting the door behind he cursed himself for being late..but was shocked and surprised seeing a fully decorated hall in front of him..The candles.. lights..the red and white roses... the orchids...aroma of delicious food..he loved everything and the sight and decorations brought smile on his lips..but a confusing smile..roaming his eyes all around he searched for arohi and there she was..with her head resting on the table..an angel in white shining in darkness..smilingly he walked towards her and stood beside her...mesmerized at the beauty in front of him...dressed in white net sari with diamond studs in her ear and diamond bangles caressing her wrist and the red colour ..the mark of his shining proudly in her parting...sleeping peacefully.. the sight of her took his breath away..and he understood she was waiting for him and now had slept..smilingly he just stood there observing her angelic face..her sleeping position..gently keeping his laptop and mobile on the other side of the table and sat down on his knees..slightly removing those long locks of hair from her face he amdired his wife...unable to control himself from looking away from her face he softly placed a kiss on her forehead and then moving down he left a quick peck on her lips and got up...while getting up the chair behind him moved making a creeching sound waking her from her sleep..rubbing her eyes she looked around confusingly.."arjun.." she said as his face became clearer..
"i am sorry arohi wo galti se...i didnt mean to wake you up.." he said apologetically..arohi shaking her head stood.."itni dair kyun ho gai arjun..pata hai mein kab se intezar kar rahi hun..aj tu jaldi ana tha na.." she said crossing her hands across her chest complainingly..arjun sighed.."i am sorry arohi i know aj mujhe jaldi ana chahye tha..aur mein ana bhi chahta tha par last moment ki meeting...sara time us mein lag gaya.." he said stepping towards her..but arohi stood there showing her fake anger with a cute pout on her face.."i am sorry.." he said holding his ears..arohi smiled.."is ki saza mile gi.." she said .."kia.." he asked immediately..arohi scratching her forehead thought for a while.."push ups?.." she asked pointing her finger and arjun raised his eyebrow.."nahi tu.." he said and arohi smiled.."haa tu.." she said.."what..arohi is waqt pushups!.." he asked in disbelief..arohi nodded smirkingly.."and wo bhi 50.." she said smiling wickedly.."arohi yaar thora discount.." he said to which he received her glare.."ok..ok kar raha hun.." he said surrenderingly...
"33...34..arohi ab bas bhi bol do.." said arjun who was doing pushups but arohi shaking her head in denial enjoyed the punishment..her smile soon faded when her eyes fell on the clock.."11:10!!!!..arjun time dekha hai tumne..pora din guzar gaya.." she said loudly and a sudden disappointment and sadness gripped her heart.."49..50..done.." he said and stood immediately.."haan g pora din nikal gaya aur meri punishment bhi pori hui.." he said but arohi's fallen face caught his attention.."sorry keh tu raha hun..mein jaan bojh k late nahi hua.." he said making a puppy dog face..arohi looked at him sadly..arjun sighed and caressed her face.."sorry.." he said and smiled.."acha ye btau ye sab decorations kis lie.." he asked looking around..arohi looked at him surprisingly.."bas bht hogayi tumhari acting..lao mera gift do.." she said shaking her head..arjun looked at her confusingly.."ab gift kis khushi mein.." he asked pulling out a chair for himself..arohi smiled impatiently and sat beside him.."arjun mazaq mat karo na..btau na kia surprise hai.." she asked happily..arjun looked at her .."arohi mazaq..confuse mat karo..pehle ye batau ye decorations kis lie aur konsa surprise.." he asked irritatedly..arohi glared him angrily.."what??.." asked a confused arjun..."stop it arjun..time guzar raha hai.." arohi said irritatedly.."kia?.." he asked again..arohi sighed closing her eyes.."ok fine mat batau..atleast wish tu kar do.." she said opening her eyes and arjun stared her confusingly with questioning eyes.."kia?.." he asked hesitantly expecting a punch from her now cuz of his continuous questions asking what only..arohi shook her head and bringing her face close to him kissed his cheeks.."happy anniversery.." she said smilingly making his eyes widened in shock..
staring at her smiling face shockingly arjun cursed himself on forgetting the most important day of his life...how could he forget...it just slipped out of his mind..why?..how?...her hopefull..excited eyes were expecting a return wish from him..and this was making him feel ashamed of himself..how could he now wish her when he simply forgot the day.."arohi.." he whispered..."ab tu bol do.." she said impatiently..and arjun closed his eyes in regret..in guilt..today on the most important and beautiful day of his life..of their life he is breaking her heart...but he cant lie to her...his eyes become wet seeing her hopeful eyes and a wave of guilt rushed in his body..arohi's smile faded seeing the glistening in his eyes and she got worried and cupped his face.."arjun kia hua..tum theek tu ho..kia hua tumhari ankhun mein .." she said and stopped atonce as realisation hit her..the shocked face...the guilty expression..the wetness in his eyes were enough to made her understand.."u forgot?.." she asked in a sad and broken voice and her hands fell down leaving his face when he lowered his eyes in reply to her question..
Arjun forgot their anniversery...she didnt expect this from him...Arohi's eyes become wet..was she hurt..or is it because she had expectations.."arohi..i am.." he said in a shaky voice but arohi closing her eyes hold back her tears.."tum ne khana khaya.." she asked looking at him pasting a smile on her face..and arjun remained silent staring at her face.."nahi khaya..chalo khana khate hain mjhe bhi bht bhook lag rahi hai.." she said and was about to get up but arjun held her hand and was about to speak but arohi smiled .."la rahi hun sabar tu karo.." she said and removing his hand got up but arjun holding the edge of her sari stopped her.."arohi mujhe danto par plz dont behave like this.." he said pulling her back to him but arohi removing his hand walked towards the kitchen...