As the rain poured down ... Uday stood by his bedroom window. So much has changed in this few days , he thought to himself. But I'm back where I belong - THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS!
He turned to go to bed , he felt a sense of loneliness as he stared at the empty bed. Yet another night , that Manyata chose to stay away from him. But it was understandable ... in the 1 year that he was away from her ... she had made many adjustments. And now that he was back - she was finding a bit of difficulty in readjusting.
Or maybe , because of the year-long "seperation" , Uday had become a stranger to her. We'd have to get to know each other again ... before we can be 1 , once more , he concluded.
Through the baby-monitor , he heard his daughter cry , he raced to the nursery. He pushed the door & entered ; only to see Manyata breast-feeding their child. Megha's eyes rolled upwards and followed her father's movements , till he sat down beside her.
He just raised his hand to touch his baby's cheek , when Manyata pulled her shirt over ... covering her bosom and the child's head. Uday apologised and left the room , and Manyata cursed herself for doing what she did. But she , herself; was unsure of why she did it.
Talk to me Princess - what's wrong? What's changed between us?
The truth was , when Uday "DIED" ; Manyata mourned for him ... she longed for him to love her again ... she pined for him to return ... she ached for him to be by her side again! BUT , 1 STRONG EMOTION GOT SUPPRESSED. Now , that Uday was back ... that emotion had come to the surface. The ANGER that had built inside her ; was about to spurt out like a volcano.
I'm so angry with you Uday. I can't control it at all. I KNOW I SHOULDN'T BE ... as it was not your fault ... BUT I AM!!!
You left me Uday ... U left me ALL ALONE ... U left me to manage your empire by myself ... U left me to deal with our riyasat matters by my lonesome ... U left me ALONE AND PREGNANT ... U left me to raise our child by myself ... U left me , even after U PROMISED NOT TO LEAVE ME!!!
U were not there when DS was forcing me to remarry. U were not there when I misbalanced and nearly fell down the stairs when I was 8 months pregnant. U were not there when I felt like having chocolate-milkshake in the dead of the night. U were not there when our baby was born. U were not there when she cried in the middle of the night. U WERE NOT THERE WHEN I NEEDED U THE MOST!
I hate you for NOT BEING HERE FOR THE LAST YEAR! I hate Akash for TAKING YOU AWAY FROM ME! And finally; I hate myself for HAVING THESE NEGATIVE FEELINGS ABOUT YOU!
She broke down in tears and Uday enclosed her in his arms. He , too; cried silently with her. If I could redo the past , Princess ... I would! But I can't!!! But 1 thing I can do , is make a fresh start.
He got down on 1 knee , took Manyata's hands in his and kissed it. Princess - will u marry me? ... AGAIN?
That's it people! Do leave back your LIKEs and comments. I look forward to hearing from you'll.
BTW ... chapter 1 will pick-up from where book 2 ended.
Thanks for reading. Chapter 1 will be updated on Friday at midnight.
Edited by ...navina... - 13 March 2013 at 1:43pm