Posted: 02 November 2013 at 7:20pm | IP Logged
It was New Years
Anjali's in laws were supposed to come ...
She wanted To dress her best...
Muskaan was looking at her from her bed...
" nervous!?" She asked her
" nervous excited everything... Can't explain this feeling Muski" Anji said
Muskaan smiled she was happy for her sister...
Anjali prompted her to get ready too
Muskaan told her tht today was anjis day n she had to look the best n tht she would get ready in a jiffy...
was in the shower when she felt a sharp pain in her stomach she held
onto the railing in the bathroom,... Armaan she whispered ,... But
being in the bathroom he couldn't hear anything...
No no no
Please not today she pleaded
She made a promise tht she would go see the doctor but she did not want nything to happen today with anjis family coming in
The pain eased a little she composed herself n finished showering n came out
Armaan saw her as she came out she lookedd pale color washed off her face
" are u okay riddhima "
Riddhima turned towards him n muttered a weak yes...
He did not look convinced...
" riddhima" he came close to her n made her sit " u look weak... I hope all is well "...
She assured him tht all was indeed well n tht she was just feeling a little tired...
told her to forget everything abt yesterday n tht he had become a
little selfish thinking abt himself n not seeing riddhima n the stress
tht she was going thru everyday ...
Riddhima told him tht
there was nothing like stress it's just sometimes she would feel tired n
tht he doesn't hv to sorry he is her husband n she respects the truth
tht he mentions always no matter how bitter or sweet it is... She
smiled cupped his face n then got up he helped her n then went to change
the dress as he went to the shower
She looked at him lovingly n longingly as he left...n then went to ready herself
came downstairs Ananya n everyone was there... They had made the food
n then gone to freshen up as the family was coming by 10 am ...
Muskaan readied herself...too
The family came in n Ananya n
billy greeted them riddhima brought out some snack for them n Muskaan n
Armaan were later supposed to bring the gifts for them ...
Avinash was looking for Anjali but she was not visible anywhere.
All the elders started talking riddhima brought Anji downstairs n she touched her elders feet
N then after some time their family decided to leave as they had to visit their family too
They took the gifts tht Ananya gave them n thanking everyone they left
Everyone was happy at the moment n was by the door seeing off the guests
Riddhima was busy working trying to put away dishes
Another sharp pain erupted in her stomach
She had dishes in her hand n was walking towards the kitchen
turned n happened to see her in her state immediately he ran towards
her " riddhima" he screamed took the plates n left them in the sink
Hearing the scream everyone turned back
Riddhima was falling Armaan held her her one hand was on her stomach
" Armaan ... " she squealed
He lifted her into his arms n ran to the car to take her to the doctor
without answering anyone by the door... What was he going to answer
He himself did not know
He made her sit in the car put the seat belt in her n then drive
She was cribbing in pain his heart was aching seeing this
They reached the hospital n he immediately called someone for attention bringing riddhima s cond in front of them
The doctors took her did some tests n tried to ease her pain by giving her some pain reliever
After a while she fell into sleep
He was there with her all along
reports came in n the doctor came in too riddhima was still asleep he
showed him the reports n Armaan was surprised n happy at the same time
he asked the doctor y did the pain emerge
N he said tht he has seen cases wherein the pain appears but with proper care it won't happen again
He took note of tht n told him tht once she comes to consciousness she could be discharged
Armaan thanked the doctor
He put his hand around her forehead and caressed her
She gradually opened her eyes
" Armaan "
" riddhima how do u feel"
" I feel like I m dizzy" she said as she tried to get up
He made her lay down
" stay riddhima don't strain urself"
N then she remembered " Anjali ke in laws" she asked
they had already gone... Forget abt tht u r still worried abt other
things ... Do u know u had so much pain" he touched her cheeks " I
couldn't see u like that"
" what did the doctor say Armaan"
looked at her held her hand n said " riddhima u hv given me the best
news of my life today... U r pregnant riddhima ... " he touched
her belly with her hand in his " u n me we r going to be parents"
Hearing tht she was indeed very happy she gestured him towards a hug n he hugged her " thank u" she whispered into his ear
" no thank u riddhima " he said back
took the leave of the doctor n the doctor asked her to visit her
regular gynacologist oncea month n tk care of herself n the baby ... He
also mentioned that this was preliminary n tht her gynacologist would
be able to tell her her specific needs so she needs to see them
Riddhima nodded a yes n Armaan assured the doctor tht he will to her if she forgets
They then left
Riddhimas asked him to stop by a Mandir n they took the blessing of god n returned home
As soon as they saw them coming with a Thal in riddhima hand Ananya asked her Wht happened
mentioned tht she was going to become grandparent. Riddhima blushed
Ananyas happiness knew no bounds n she hugged riddhima
" u hv given us a wonderful news today both of u" this is indeed a good new year
She took the Thal from riddhima n went to offer it to her own temple in the house
Muskaan Anji everyone congratulated her n their bhai
Days passed by riddhima was all the more busy with studying household
chores n taking care of her health but Armaan would remind her to eat to
tk multivitamins Ananya hired someone to cook so tht riddhima could be
free from tht responsibility
Riddhima mentioned tht the cook was
not necessary but Armaan insisted but then she explained her point tht
she could do it ... She did not want them to spend money additionally n
burden Armaan as already his expenses were going to skyrocket with
anjis wedding n her n muskaans pregnancy
Muskaan was worried abt
herself too anjis engagement ceremony was coming soon... Her stomach
was out now... She couldn't hide it anymore she was avoiding eating
with everyone n would usually eat alone
Rahul was talking with
his lawyer to finish the deal ... He explained the urgency tht his
girlfriend was pregnant n tht hd needed this to be done soon...
explained her problem to rahul... He offered her the live in option
again until they get the land n then they could officially marry...
She had no choice she had to move out
One day she went up to Ananya. She saw her bulging stomach n asked her Wht was the meaning of that
She sat down
" ma I am 6 months pregnant"
Ananya looked at her and slapped her straight up
yes ma slap me all u want... But hear me out ... I loved
someone n I am sorry but I don't want to put u in a dilemma ... I
know anjis engagement is coming soon ... I want to move out with the
father of the baby"
Ananya wanted to slap her more what kind of a
way was this to talk to a mother... Muskaan of all people...
Since when did she become so big tht she could take such major decisions
on we own...
" did u not think once about the family before doing this sin" she said pointing towards her belly
" ma please don't ... It's my baby ...it hears"
She said protecting her baby
Muskaan Wht do u want me to do... U have been hiding this for 6
months n now u come up to me n tell me tht u want to go because u don't
want to ruin Anjali's moment... But u already have..."
" go do Wht u want... Just go "
She came to touch her feet
Ananya couldn't come up to bless her
She packed her bags said goodbye to everyone n left
Rahul was waiting for her outside
Tired she sat in his car n he drove to his place
Armaan immediately drove to muskkan n Rahul's address after work
He knocked on the door
Rahul came out
" where is Muskaan!?"
She came from behind
He came to hold her hand n take her but she stood there ...
" bhai listen to me..."
" Muskaan we will talk once we reach home for now u r coming with me" he said stressing on the pull
She resisted rahul came ahead of her...
" u cannot force her if she doesn't want to come"
" u stay out if this " Armaan said n pushed rahul n pulled Muskaan
She kept screaming telling him tht she did not want to go...
Rahul cm from the front n hit Armaan he loosed his grip on Muskaan
Rahul pulled Muskaan to her end
" why don't u listen to her atleast " he said
Armaan looked at her...
" he hit ur brother... U still want to be with this guy"
bhai " she said coming ahead " please listen to me... I will tell u
everything ... But I won't come back to tht house... "
Armaan had no choice but to wait n hear her...
listened to everything she said from the time they met to the time tht
they spent the night n the duration throughout the pregnancy...
He wanted to kill rahul for tormenting his sister in the months but he could see tht Muskaan really loved him...
" don't do this ... We will get u properly married par Abhi tum chalo"
" bhai we will get married but there are some problems tht need to be solved ... "
" Wht will the world say"
" bhai I m pregnant with his kid... If the world finds tht out tht could be more hurtful... To u to Bhabhi to anjis wedding"
" Muskaan we are there to fight for u"
I know bhai ... That's y I took this step... I don't want to come in
between anjis happiness ... Don't forget bhai u have two sisters..."
She walked up to him
n don't worry bhai... Rahul is with me... We had misunderstandings
but who doesn't... Look at u n Bhabhi ... But u came out thru...
He is a nice guy ... Just give him a chance"
He touched her head
as if blessing her " take care okay... If u ever need anything u know
all u hv to do is jut let me know... N I will be there for u"
looked at rahul " I never imagined tht my sister would go against me
ever... She loves u a lot I guess to do tht... I hope u can return
her love equally n tht u tk care of her... Because the day I find out
tht u are troubling her I will find u n kill u no matter how hard it
might be for her" he looked at her as he said
" it won't happen bhai... I trust him" she said n looked at him
meant a lot to rahul " u can believe me or not it's up to u but what I
share with ur sister is noones business... She knows Wht She means to
me... So u can be rest assured tht she is in safe hands " rahul said
Armaan looked at her a tear escaped his eyes n he left
Couldn't tk it nymore
had made her decision... There was nothing he could do because
ultimately he had wanted her happiness n if she was happy with rahul
then he couldn't say much
Riddhima was the only one who knew where Armaan had gone after work ,... She was worried
As soon as he came she got up n went to him n touched his arm... He looked at her n told her tht he was fine
He went upstairs to change...
Riddhima put out the dinner n hoped tht he would come to eat
He made her sit too n eat
Then anjali n Ananya helped riddhima clean out everything n then he went to his room...
She entered the room
He was quite... N trying to work
She closed the door n came up to him... " Armaan" she called out to him to catch his attention
"Hmm riddhima" he hummed still working
He didn't say anything
She didn't say nything either n started to leave to the shower
" I went there" he said
She stopped in her tracks
N turned to face him
" I went there riddhima... Muskaan is happy there..."
She came up to him n held his hand
He looked up at her " I never expected my own sister to back out on
me...riddhima ... I ..." He fumbled " I knew the day would come when
she would go but like this... Without a proper marriage ..."
" Armaan ... She is happy"
" I know riddhima... I m trying to understand this"
" Armaan " she said ...
N he hugged her by her stomach as she was standing...
" riddhima... Just stay... I just need to feel this" he said trying to hold on to her...
She hugged him n held him there... Trying to caress him make him calm down..
He kissed her belly n she hugged him more caressing his hair
touched the belly ... A tear escaped his eyes... He looked at her n
made her sit next to him ... " ridhu " tht was the first time he had
called her with tht name n he hugged her " please don't leave me ever
... Don't lie or hide anything either " he said n kissed her ear " I
won't be able to bear tht" she understood tht all this was coming from
his visit to Muskaan today...
She told him tht she won't ever...
He kissed her some more
"I love you riddhima" he said ...
She broke the embrace n kissed him on his lips ... This was the first time he has said it to her...
I love you" he said again " u r the only one with me right now" he said
n hugged her again ... " n u r the only one who has always stood
up with me ... Ridhu I love u..." N he made her lay down on the
bed ... N came up to her stomach n kissed it " n this tht u r giving
me ..." She put her hands in his hair ..." I can't thank u
He continued kissing her everywhere
" I love you too Armaan ... Love u more than anyone I ever could" she whispered to him
They made love that night again... It was as if with each passing tragedy... Their bond was growing stronger n stronger
He held onto her all throughout the night ... Him n her their hands entwined together holding on to her stomach
They woke up next morning...
kissed her a goodmorning she responded back n slowly n gradually they
woke up... She went downstairs to make breakfast n as he came down he
made sure she are her breakfast n her multivitamins n then took lunch n
left ... After giving her a quick peck on the cheeks
minded the peck it seemed because no one said anything maybe all of them
were still not out if grief of muskaans leaving ...
Riddhima finished her work n went to college
Anjali told avinash what had happened he helped her n told her if she wanted they could go n meet then
Anjali was hesistant at first n hence called up Muskaan to see how things were with her
Muskaan assured her tht she was good n apologized her for ruining things for her like tht
said tht a few days ago Anji was telling her tht the room was going to
be muskaans now she has left n the room is hers ...
Muskaan reminded her tht soon she was leaving too ...
It made her sad ...
The thought of leaving the house the family tht she grew up with
" yeah I guess" she said absent mindedky
Muskaan understood what Anji was feeling
She was feeling the same...
She knew her Bhabhi needed her too
After a while they hung up the phone
Rahul came up to Muskaan n hugged her from the back
She laughed " see I hv become so fat ur hands can't even reach together"
He turned her n kissed her
" I can still do this..." She blushed
Armaan went to pick riddhima up after class
She was surprised as they had just finished talking n tht he would usually return late from work
He mentioned tht he wanted to do this n he wanted to make sure she reaches home safely
She assured him tht it was not necessary... He told her it was his need...
So she smiled n sat in the car
He held his hand on hers in the gear all the time... Throughout the drive
They reached home n she started to get out if the car he asked her to wait n hugged her
She hugged him back
N then she left n he left fr work
She was starting to sense tht Armaan was very emotional after yesterday s meeting with Muskaan ...
Nikki was calling her
She picked up
" hello Di"
" riddhima hi... I called up ma today... She told me u r pregnant congratulations"
" thank you Di... I m sorry I was going to call u"
" Abhi left riddhima ... He left me" Nikki muttered
Riddhima was upset hearing this...
" Di. ... "
" I m fine riddhima I knew the day was coming ..."
" I m very sorry to hear tht Di I really am... Why don't u go visit ma for somedays u will feel better"
" riddhima ... This is abhis baby right" she asked
Riddhima was flabbergasted " no Di this is not... This is mine n Armaans baby,..."
" I want to meet u now" Nikki said
" I m at home I can't really come Di ..."
" Ridhima please come ... I need my sister today... Just outside the coffee shop by ur house"
Before riddhima could say nything Nikki mentioned tht she would there shortly n she would call her to come n hung up
She did not want to discuss this
She still had not visited her gynacologist
This could not be abhis baby
Her heart was not lying
She touched her belly
Anji came outside
" Bhabhi r u okay... U hv pain" she asked concerned
" no no I m fine" she said n they returned indoors
A while later Nikki called her n asked her to come out
Reluctantly she went...
" hello Di"
" come sit"
" no I hv work at home"
" em riddhima please sit"
She asked her Wht would she have
Riddhima told her that she was avoiding eating outside fr the baby
Nikki smiled n ordered something for herself
" Di I know this is my n Armaans baby n there is no way I want this discussion further"
" just tell me one thing did u ever feel dizzy before u n Armaans"
Riddhima thought back during karvachauth she had but she was fasting ...
" no never"
" u r lying riddhima I can tell"
" Nikki I understand u lost ur husband today... But tht does not mean..."
"Did u say this to Armaan tht u had gone invitro with abhi"
Riddhima was startin to scare out... She had not n yesterday Armaan made her promise tht she wouldn't hide anything frm him
" Di I m leaving ... I don't hv to say nything because this baby is mine"
" it is abhis riddhima because in invitros are not done without proper research"
" yes but u forget u just told me one day n the do for did it the same day"
" the doctor had ur reports from earlier on"
Riddhima was surprised
I had a talk with the doctor they had tod me tht a sisters womb is
better as the blood contents are from the same mother... So chances
of rejection are little"
"Riddhima I don't mean by harm to u... I
know the baby is abhis... Just go to the doctor n he can tell u how
pregnant u r n u cn figure out"
She said paid the bill n left
Riddhima was just left sitting there
A while later she left...
She couldn't seem to concentrate on her work Ananya sensed tht brook over te kitchen from her asking her to rest...
She went to the room n started to study... But her mind was going back to Wht Nikki said...
She made an appointment with the gynacologist immediately...
the evening when Armaan when thru all had dinner n then riddhima we t
back to study ... She wanted to go alone for her appointment n see Wht
the doctor has to sy...
A few days pAsses n her day for the appointment came...
She waited impatiently as the doctor took her samples n turn checked her
The doctor calculated an estimated due date based on the I citation she gave him
She did not hide the invitro but did not mention abhis name
doctor looked at everything n concluded tht she was a month n half
pregnant... Tht meant she had conceived with Abhi... She was
scared... She thanked the doctor n made the next appt n left
Everything playing in her mind
The invitro procedure
The karvachauth where the lady mentioned to tk care in her condition
Her ging with Armaan
The dizziness the pain...
She did not want this
Nikki called her
She did not want to talk to anyone at the moment...
Nikki texted her..." Riddhima r u okay... Please talk to me "
" not now Di"she texted back
She was walking so absentmindedly tht she was abt to be but off by a car when a bystander helped her
Armand car was passing by n he saw Wht happened. Immediately he parked his car n crossed the road to reach to her
" riddhima tu them ho" he asked she nodded he gugged her
He thanked the person who saved her n turn took her with him to the car
" riddhima dhyan se chale Karo ... Tumhe kuch ho jata toh..." He started driving towards home to drop her
" Wht were u thinking tht u did not see the car"he asked
" huh... Sorry Armaan"
He looked at her
She still was lost