a new wind was blowing..cold and freezing...the birds chirped delightfully welcoming a new day...a day of new beginning...Feeling her husband's arms wrapped tighter around her then the blanket rashi stirred awake from a beautiful dream... Noticing the warmth of her body neatly curved around his and two of his fingers curled around her thumb rashi felt flushed... She had tears in her eyes.. he had treated her and shown her so much love and care so much warmth and tenderness that she would have never felt with someone else...smilingly she very carefully got out of bed..
Rubbing her hairs against the towel rashi had an unknown glow light up her face.. seating herself on the dressing table's chair she got ready..noticing sahil still sleeping peacefully she sighed and stood..walking towards the bed she sat beside him.."good morning sahil.." she whispered..Her voice was lower than a whisper but still it touched his heart making him to wake up from his sleep... As he opened his eyes he saw her sitting beside him with the most adorable smile on her face... Her face fresh and glowing... her eyes shiny and captive... her wet curls sticking on the sides of her cheeks..her sight was acting as a stimulant for his brain..for his heart... That was the best good morning he can ever get...smilingly he rubbed his eyes and yawned stretching his body.."good morning rashi..tum theek ho?.." he asked with concern..rashi smiled in reply lowering her eyes..sahil smiled and sat on bed.."thankyou rashi.." he whispered capturing her lips..
"chalo bhai pooja shoru karo bhook lag rahi hai mjhe.." said salil coming in the pooja room..rashi turned back to see him and smilingly she nodded..amrit looked around.."arohi nahi uthi kia abhi tak.." she asked..purvi too looked around.."are arohi tu ayi nahi..ruku rashi arohi ko ane do.." she said..rashi stopped.."mein bula k lati hun bhabhi ko" she said and walked towards the hall..leaving behind amrit and purvi thinking confusingly as to why arohi is not awake yet..
"arohi.." called rashi knocking the door of arohi's room..having no reply she opened the door and her eyes fell on the empty bed..looking around she walked towards the washroom.."arohi neeche pooja shoru ho rahi hai jaldi ajao.." she said knocking the door..and waited for her reply..on having no reply she again knocked the door.."arohi.." she called again..but again no reply..holding the knob she tried to open the door and it opened and she found the washroom empty..walking out of the room she made her way downstairs thinking.."subha subha kahan chale gayein.." she thought..
"bhabhi tu room mein nahi hain.." she said coming downstairs..everyone looked at her.."kamre mein nahi hai matlab.." asked sahil..rashi looked at him.."upar room mein mene dekha washroom mein bhi dekha bhabhi nahi hain.." she said.."subha subha kahan ja skti hai..bata k bhi nahi gayi.." said amrit confusingly..everyone was confused..sanchit taking out his mobile dialed her number..but no one was answering.."ye phone kyun nahi utha rahi.." he said redialing the number.."kisi ko bhi nahi bata k gaye kia?..aisa tu nahi ho skta na ab..kisi ko tu bataya ho ga.." asked sudhir looking at everyone but no one was aware of this.."hey bhagwan mjhe tu tension ho rahi hai..phone bhi nahi utha rahi..kahin us ki tabiat..wo kahin doctor k pass tu nahi gayi.." said amrit.."mjhe kal raat hi dekh lena chahye tha..kitni dard mein thi meri bachi..sudhir ap doctor se pochiye na kia pata udhar hi ho'" she said worriedly..sudhir nodded and taking out his mobile dialed arohi's doctor's number..talking to him he came to know that arohi didn't visit him which increased everyone's worry and confusion.."mein bahar guard se poch k ata hun k arohi kab gayi.." said sanchit rushing out of the house with sahil and salil following him..
"shankar.." called out sanchit ..the guard turned'"jee sahab.." he said.."arohi bahar kab gayi..mera matlab kitni dair ho gai hai..?.." asked sanchit..shankar looked at him confusingly.."sahab arohi madam tu kal baraat k saath hi bahar gayein theen us k baad meine unhe lotte hue nahi dekha.." he said looking at all three of them.."nahi dekha matlab'?..kal raat arohi wapis ayi tu thi ghar hum se pehle..ankhein khol k duty nahi karte kia.." said sahil in anger..sanchit held his shoulder to make him control his anger.."sahab mein such keh raha hun kal raat arohi madam ko mene ap logoun k saath hi nikalte dekha us k baad wo ghar nahi ayein..ap log jab aye tu arohi madam ko sath na dekh k mjhe tu yahi laga k wo shaed ghar nahi ayengi.." he said..sahil salil and sanchit looked at each other shockingly..
Morning rays hit his room making him open his eyes..rubbing them he looked at the time..it was too early for him to wake up but it was good as he wanted the morning to come soon...last night he didnt call arohi thinking her to be busy or resting..but he knew she must be awake now and wanted to be sure that she is alright..picking up his mobile he sat on the bed and dialed arohi's number..the bell rang but no one answered.."so rahi ho gi.." he said to himself..keeping the mobile he sighed and jumping out of bed taking out his clothes he went to freshen up..
Coming out of washroom rubbing his hairs with towel he threw the shirt on bed as the button was not stiched..opening his cupboard to search for another shirt his eyes fell on the diary kept there which was opened..confusingly picking up the diary he looked at it.."yeh kese khuli.." he thought confusingly..staring at it he shook his head thinking it to be his mistake..keeping it back he took out his shirt and got ready..
Walking back to the bed he picked up his phone and dialed arohi's number again and got confused when he again didnt get answer.."abhi tak nahi uthi?..par mobile ki bell se tu ankh khul skti hai.." he thought redialing the number.."silent pe tu nahi kahin.." he said on again not getting answer..and his confusion coverted into worry as soon as he realised that may be she is not fine..rushing out of the room he went out of the house..
"arohi ghar nahi ayi...tu phr kahan gayi..?.." asked sudhir in louder voice ...sanchit salil and sahil walked inside the house and told everything to the family which made every one tensed..looking at karan he walked towards him.."tum tu kal keh rahe the arohi so rahi hai..yahi kaha tha na?...phr kahan hai aorhi?.." he asked angrily scaring karan..karan lowered his eyes in fear..sahil walked towards them.."dad relax aram se wo dar raha hai.." said sahil.."mein tum se kuch poch raha hun karan.." asked sudhir ignoring sahil.."wo dad mene knock kia tha koi awaz ...awaz nahi ayi mjhe..laga k di so rahi hain..mjhe games dekhni theen neeche is liye meine darwaza khol k nahi dekha aur neeche agaya.." said karan in a shaky voice...sudhir closed his eyes controlling his anger..sahil sighed and everyone looked each other surprisingly..tensed and worried were everyone.."meri bachi raat bhar ghar nahi thi aur hum mein se kisi ko pata hi nahi hai...arohi ja kahan skti hai..salil kuch karo beta pata karo..us ki kisi dost ko phone karo..shefali..shefali se pocho .." said amrit cryingly.."shefali tu bidai k baad hi ghar gayi thi aur bhabhi tu dinner se bhi pehle chale gayen theen..tu shefali k yahan tu nahi houn gi.." said rashi...
everyone was sitting in the hall with sanchit and salil calling arohi's frnds to know whether she came there or not but no one knew about arohi..sahil was continuously trying arohi's number wishing to get any answer but he also faced disappointment..dj and amrit worried for their daughter started crying where as purvi and sudhir consoled them..karan was scared but was praying for arohi's safety..rashi on looking at everyone's disappointed faces on their failed attempts ended up in crying not able to control herself any more..."plz kisi bhi tarha bhabhi ko laye ap log..pata nahi kis haal mein hungi.." she said cryingly..purvi walked towards her.."relax rashi sab theek hoga mil jaye gi..tum rona band karo.." she said wiping her tears.."mein kese na roun..bhabhi arjun ko pata chale ga tu..wo age hi bht tota hua hai..kuch smjh nahi araha.." she said..purvi sighed and looked at everyone..whose worries increased on hearing the name of arjun..sahil walked towards rashi.."dont worry rashi kuch nahi hoga..hum pata kar rahe hain na..arohi wapis ajaye gi.." he said.." kab sahil..wo pori raat se ghar pe nahi hain..abhi bhi kuch pata nahi chal raha keh wo..." she said but was interupted by a voice..."kia nahi pata chal raha..?.." asked arjun entering the hall..
Everyone looked at him shockingly and arjun smilingly at everyone..rashi looking at him rushed to him and hugged him cryingly..arjun smiled hugging her back.."rashi bidai ka scene ho gaya hai.." he said jokingly.. rashi didnt reply but cried which confused arjun..looking at everyone's shocked faces
He lightly pushed back rashi from the hug.."kia hua rashi tum itna kyun ro rahi ho.." he asked worriedly..rashi looked at him.."bolo na kia hua..ap sab itne ..kia hua.." he asked irritatedly on getting no reply.."arjun..bhabhi.." said rashi cryingly..arjun shockingly looked at rashi and sudden fear gripped his heart.."kia hua arohi ko?.." he asked staring her..his heartbeats accelerated and he prayed not to get any worst reply.."kia hua bolo na.." he asked again..but no one replied and was just staring at arjun silently..which increased arjun's fear.."rashi plz bolo kia hua mjhe dar lag raha hai..arohi theek hai na?.." he asked nodding her..rashi closed her eyes.."arjun bhabhi ka kuch pata nahi chal raha wo kal raat se ghar pe nahi ayein aur abhi bhi wo kahan hain kisi ko nahi pata.." she cryingly said throwing herself in his arms..she knew this news will again be the hard one for arjun ..arjun's eyes widened in shock and he stood straight.."bhabhi is missing arjun.." said rashi..arjun was shocked..all his fears..his nightmare are taking the face of the reality..standing still he took in every word of rashi...anger..fear..hurt..pain..everything rised up in him..pushing rashi away he angrily looked at everyone.."kahan hai arohi??.." he asked in a louder tone.."wo kal raat se ghar pe nahi hai aur ap mein se kisi ko pata nahi chala?..." he asked in the same tone..sahil walked towards rashi and wiped her tears .."sab theek ho jaye ga.." he said hugging her.."kia theek ho jaye ga haan?..kese theek hoga?...kahan hai arohi?..." asked arjun turning around to face sahil and rashi..sahil leaving rashi turned.."relax arjun hum koshish kr rahe hein..kuch nahi hoga ..shaed wapis ati hogi .." said sahil ..arjun closed his eyes controlling his anger..taking out his mobile he dialed arohi's number but got shocked hearing.."the number you are trying to call is powered off.."..staring at the phone with widened eyes he whispered.."powered off?.." ..everyone looked at him..scared all were..worried they were..praying for arohi's safety..."shefali.." said arjun instantly.."shefali ko call karta hun shaed us k saath ho.." he said dialing shefali's number..his body trembling his heart beating fast and was waiting impatiently for shefali to answer the call.."kia arjun sone de na.." said shefali answering the call in sleepy voice.."shefali..arohi tere haan hai kia?.." asked arjun instantly..shefali's eyes snapped open hearing arjun's tensed voice..sitting up on bed.."kia hua arjun sab thek tu hai na?..kia hua arohi ko?.." she asked worriedly..arjun sighed in disappointment.."matlab tumhe bhi nahi pata arohi kahan hai.." he said..shefali shocked.."matlab?..arohi kahan hai arjun.." she asked shockingly..arjun closed his eyes and a tear rolled down his cheek.."shefali arohi is missing yaar.." said arjun cryingly..
Arjun and jay showing arohi's picture to everyone on the road asking about whether they have seen her or not..where as sahil and sanchit were doing the same in other end of the city..salil, sudhir and rudra was in police station ..purvi shefaliand rashi went to their neighbours' houses to ask If they saw arohi last night in the area..amrit kumud dj dadi and karan were in the house praying for the positive news..but everyone had to face disappointment as no one was able to get any clue..or any sign of arohi..the police team also started their work to search arohi..
"kuch pata nahi chal raha..kuch nahi kar pa raha houn mein.." said arjun angrily hitting his hand on the steering wheel..jay looked at him..he too was confused and worried 'if she went somewhere by her own then she must have told everyone by now but no..no call from her side..and now the day is almost ending but still there is no sign of arohi..
Reaching home disappointedly arjun looked at teary and hopeful eyes of amrit who was waiting for her daughter..walking towards her he kneeled down in front of her .."hum koshish kar rahe hain mom..arohi ko kuch nahi ho ga..bhagwan har baar ki tarha is baar mere saath kuch galat nahi kar skte.." he said answering the question which was in her eyes..hearing this her speed of shedding tears increased and her heartbeats accelerated..the day has ended and here her daughter is still not at home and she doesn't even know whether she is alright or not..crying hard she hugged arjun.."meri bachi ko dhond k lao kisi bhi tarha..mein kuch nahi janti mujhe meri bachi chahye..arjun plz meri bachi le ao.." she screamed cryingly..helpless arjun who too was broken from inside on not having his arohi around him..not knowing where she is..not knowing if she is safe or not..didnot know how to control the situation..how to console everyone when he too badly needed a shoulder to cry on at this time..the rest of the men entered the house with the same disappointment ..rashi and purvi consoled amrit bringing her out of arjun's embrace..kumud looked at arjun with moist eyes..she knew what her son must be going through..god has given very hard times to him to test his patience but was all those difficulties were less that god gave this also..keeping her hand on his shoulder she caressed his face.."sab theek ho jaye ga arjun..tumhari arohi hamari arohi theek ho gi.." she said bringing him in her protective cage..where a child can definitely forget all his worries..hugging his mom hard arjun closed his eyes weeping silently praying to god to keep his aorhi safe and healthy.."police bhi apna kaam kar rahi hai..pore chandigarh ko chan rahi hai..umeed hai jald hi koi achi khabar mil jaye gi.." said rudra looking at everyone..he knew that the chances of good news are very low but his words can definitely make his family a bit relaxed..
walking away from the family sahil stood beside the window shedding silent tears 'a helpless brother who couldnot even protect his sister..his only family ..not knowing how his sister would be..where she would be..was she alright..did anything happen to her?...several questions but answers to none..feeling a hand above his hand he looked at his side to find rashi looking at him.."kuch nahi ho ga bhabhi ko.." she said assuring him and to herself..nodding his head he looked outside the window.."mein meri behan ko kuch nahi hone doun ga..bhagwan ne mujhse bht kuch cheena hai..mein unhe apne mom dad ki akhri nishani nahi cheenne dounga.." he said wiping his tears.."mein bhi bhagwan ko apne bhai ki jeene ki waja nahi cheenne doun gi.." she said resting her head on his shoulder..
3 days later..
"kia matlab hai ap koshish kar rahe hain?...3 din hogaye hain god damnit aur abhi tak arohi ka kuch pata nahi chala?...kesi team hai apki.." screamed arjun angrily over the phone talking to the commisoner.."mein kuch nahi janta mjhe results chahye'chandigarh ka chappa chappa chaano arohi ko dhondo..mjhe meri arohi chahye..har jaga dhondu kahin se bhi lao use.." he said and threw the phone away..three days have passed and all their attempts to find arohi got failed..they didn't receive any call demanding for ransom so It was confirmed that she has not been kidnapped ..but if not kidnapped then where is she'the last 3 days have been very difficult for everyone..the day started with everyone trying their best to search arohi and the day ended with the same disappointment..even the police team failed to bring his arohi back to him..feeling completely helpless he didn't know how everything will get alright..Frustrated with the whirlpool of emotions...with his failed attempts..with his disappointment and confused to the core.. he smacked a hand across the dressing table, knocking off anything and everything on it..."kahan ho tum arohi.." he screamed letting out all his anger and fell on his knees cryingly..
A dark area..with so many broken cars around..seemed like a garrage..three men were sitting and playing cards.."tujhe kia zarurat thi itni zor ka maarne ki.." said one man whose name was zakir.."han yaar madam jee ne tu mana kia tha k larki ko zada takleef nahi pohanchni chahye par tune tu itni zor se rod mar di..abhi tak behosh hai..hosh na aya tu hum tu gaye.." said the another whose name was rana.."abey yaar meine jaan bojh k tu zor se nahi mara'wo tu galti se haath zara tez ho gaya mjhe laga kahin koi aa na jaye is liye jaldi kaam kar lun..aur wese bhi madam jee is baat se hi khush hain k hum ne apna kaam pora kia.." said ravi, the third one picking up his cards..
"hosh aya larki ko.." a voice from behind them made them stopped ..turning around seeing the person standing whose face was not clearly visible due to darkness..standing up instantly they looked at each other.."wo madam jee.." said ravi.."nahi abhi tak nahi aya'" said zakir interupting ravi..the girl sighed.."3 din ho gaye hain aur use hosh nahi aya..agar use kuch hogaya tu mera sara plan barbaad ho jaye ga..kuch bhi karo use hosh mein lao warna apni kher manana tum log.." said the girl in anger scaring the three men in front of her.."hum doctor ko bula lein kia?.." asked zakir walking towards her.."zakir tum se mein aisi bewaqufi ki umeed nahi rakhti.." she said staring at him..zakir lowered his eyes.."wo log pore chandigarh mein ise dhondte phir rahe hain aur mein doctor ko bulaun apna plan chopat karne k lie..jail jaane k lie?.." she asked gritting her teeth.."par yar wo takleef mein hai..use doctor ki zarurat hai..tum ne hi tu kaha tha k us k sir ki chot ki waja se us ki yadasht gayi hui hai..aur is bewaquf ne tu use sir pe mara hai wo bhi zor se'kahin koi khatre wali baat na ho..aur wese bhi konsa hum chandigarh mein hain jo koi garbar ho jaye gi.." he said..the girl looked at him surprisingly.."tumhe zada fiqar karne ki zarurat nahi hai..us ki fiqar mujhe bhi hai..aj ki raat intezar karte hain phr dekhte hain kia karna hai'" she said and turned around'"aur yaad rahe agar use aj raat tak hosh na aya tu tum logoun ko apne hosh gawane parein ge.." she said walking away leaving the three of them staring at each other..
coming out the girl took out the picture from her purse.."chandigarh ka chappa chappa chaan maro arjun par haath kuch nahi aye ga,,is baar sari bazi mere haath mein hai..is baar mjhe koi nahi hara sakta..tum bhi nahi..i love you arjun..i love you.." she said smirkingly staring at the picture..