"Doctor Farooqi report to CCU number 6 immediately,
emergency patient." Zoya looked up from her clipboard on which she was
furiously writing away a prescription, nodded and followed the ward boy.
"Doctor the patient is suffering from Cardiac Dysrhythmia; he
just got a cardiac arrest." Doctor Humeira informed Zoya while her gaze was
still at the hear-rate monitor.
Zoya took the file the nurse handed her and started reading
it. The patient was Asad Ahmed Khan a photographer for Cosmopolitan magazine,
his medical records reported of just a few chest pains and some spasms but no
cardiac arrest till date. He was suffering from tachycardia of which he was
diagnosed a few weeks before when he suddenly fainted during a photo shoot.
She kept the file down and went towards the bed; the man
lying there looked barely in his late twenties or early thirties and had a very
calm expression on his face. She sat on one of the stools beside the bed and
studied the handsome man infront of her. He had long-ish hair which were shaggy
and fell on his forehead like a fringe but still looked like silk and even
reflected the room's lights. He had pointed eyebrows, high cheek bones and a
well defined jaw with a cute mole just below his eye.
"I know I'm quite the looker." The man suddenly said and
Zoya blushed and looked the other way.
"Cocky much?" She said and Asad laughed, and then suddenly
winced Zoya got up and checked his vitals.
"You know what tachycardia is?" She asked him and suddenly
felt stupid; of course he would know that!
"Yes Doctor'Farooqi I've been diagnosed with it." He said
and chuckled again.
"Uhh'what I meant was that have you been taking your
medicines regularly? Because there a few blood clots in your heart which can
lead to sudden cardiac death." She said and gave him a meaningful look.
"Quite a nice way to tell that I'm going to die in a few
weeks'you could've been a bit sweeter you know?" He said.
"Can't help it, I'm told that I'm quite blunt." She said and
smiled at him.
"I like the blunt ones better." He said and smiled, showing
a cute dimple, her heart did an involuntary flutter.
Zoya never thought her heart would ever do that, until
After two weeks
"Doctor Zoya! You're late today." Asad said and smirked at
her she blushed in return. Boy that girl did drive him crazy with these little
"I have other patients too, Mr. Khan." She said and checked
his vitals and then took the reading from heart-rate monitor and sat beside
"Open your shirt, I need to check your heartbeats." She said
and fished out her stethoscope from the pocket of her lab coat.
"Sheesh'you could've just said that you wanted a view of my
abs no need to give any excuses Doctor." He said and smirked, Zoya just shook
She lightly pressed the stethoscope to his chest and
concentrated on his heartbeats, which were now matching her racing ones. She
looked up at him and saw him looking at her his eyes held an alien expression
which sent shudders down her spine. She was going to remove her hand from his
chest when Asad suddenly grabbed her wrist and pulled her close almost making
Zoya fall on top of him in the process.
"Shh'" He said and placed her palm on his chest.
"I may suffer from tachycardia but these heartbeats that are
too fast are not because of that'" He said and gently tucked a stray strand of
her hair behind her ear. His breath fanned her cheek and she almost melted then
"Asad please leave me you know we cannot have it'" She said
and tried to hold back the tears that were threatening to spill over.
"Why not? Because I'm going to die in a few weeks?" He said
and grabbed her other wrist and looked earnestly in her eyes.
"No'yes'I mean'" She said and she could not hold it any
longer the tears came pouring down her cheeks.
"I need you to be'" He said.
"Be what?" Zoya snapped at him and looked the other way
trying to calm herself down.
"Not sad'is it too much to ask for? Can't we just enjoy the
moment Zoya'just the two of us?" He asked her again, she looked at him and
"You are really very persuasive." She said.
"Oh c'mon! Don't be such a spoil-sport! I won't die if I go
out of this hospital for like a few hours!" Asad said and Zoya shook her head
"You at any cost are not leaving the hospital grounds, even
if you want to go out with me." She said.
"See! You yourself said, 'go out' c'mon Zoya! Just two hours
is all I'm asking!" He said and threw his hands up in exasperation.
"No, and stop getting hyper it will just worsen your
condition even more." She said and looked the other way and hastily wiped her
tears. Asad had grown weak, the spasms were frequent and the heartbeats even
more irregular. He had grown pale, there were purple bags under his eyes and he
had lost oodles of weight. And still all he cared about was going on a date
Trust Asad to come up with these insane ideas.
"Ok then, if not out then we'll still have a date right here
in the hospital in my room right after midnight when all the patients are
asleep and then we can do the deed." He said and wiggled his eyebrows at Zoya,
"You are delusional." She said and lightly ruffled his hair.
"And you love me." He said and kissed her forehead.
"How did you get this?" Zoya said and looked at the food
around her, even the room had been transformed with dim lighting and some
candles were lit in the corner.
"Well I have some really good connections." He said and
smirked and got up from the bed, in a second Zoya was at his side.
"Sit down! You can't get up you're still weak!" She said her
eyes filled with panic.
"Easy, girl easy! I can stand you know? And c'mon I'm on a
date with the most beautiful girl on the planet! I can bear some pain." He said
and winked at her. He wrapped his arms around her slender waist and pulled her
close. She wrapped her arms around his neck and rested her head on his chest
and he rested his chin on top of her head.
"You know I've been dreaming of this moment since the day
you finally accepted to go out with me." Asad said and Zoya looked up. She
smiled and wondered how on earth she landed up with an angel like him.
After food was over Zoya and Asad lay down on the couch and
cuddled under the blanket. She was resting her head on his chest very carefully
trying not to put any of her weight on him while he wrapped his arms around her
and kissed her forehead.
"Zoya'I love you so much that it hurts sometimes. And
sometimes I wonder why hadn't I met you earlier'this would've lasted longer.
Everyday all I think about is how much I wish I was not suffering from tachycardia;
I wish I could spend some more time with you. I wish that I'that I could've loved
you longer, could've loved you more." He said and his eyes brimmed up with
tears, it broke Zoya's heart to see him like this.
"Shh'" She said and placed her finger over his lips. "Just
enjoy the moment." She said and Asad smiled.
She positioned herself so that now she was at his eye level;
she wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him close he wrapped his arms
around her waist. Slowly she placed her lips on top of his and kissed him with
all that she had, all the love, the anger, the frustration, the
passion'everything she had. He pulled her close and kissed her back fiercely,
their lips moving in sync hungry for more.
"I wish'I could've continued'but your slightest touch makes
my heart go haywire'and the kiss'well my heart is fluttering faster than a
hummingbird's wing'" Asad said and panted slightly, there were sweat beads
forming on his forehead and suddenly his breathing grew erratic, and he
clutched Zoya's arm tightly; he was panting heavily and then he fainted.
"Asad!" Zoya shouted.
'Veins once filled with blood run hollow; you are the
missing part of me'
Cardiac dysrhythmia- is any of a large and heterogeneous group of conditions in which there is abnormal electrical activity in the heart.
Tachycardia- A heartbeat that is too fast.
A/N: Hola people! I'm back with another (sad) OS Can't help it I just love writing depressing stories (jk ) I know in this OS Asad is not the way he typically is but after watching yesterday's episode I think that I would really like to see a cocky and full-of-himself Asad Hope y'all liked it!