Posted: 23 May 2016 at 10:59pm | IP Logged
Well, I know this review was long overdue, but well, I'm here now. So let's getting rolling before I get into side-talks and completely get distracted from the point because this review requires just as much finesse as much as you have written this chapter with.
Being someone who's known every single emotion that you've been through when writing this and knowing how mortally afraid you've been with regards to this chapter, I knew that this chapter would certainly be one of your best ones, especially since the entirely crux of the story lies here. Being a purveyor and appreciator of angst and intense emotions, you've passed this with flying colours because you've made my bones feel that jitter.
And I must have terrified you with the high expectations that I had from this, but I can easily say that you've given me no chance of a disappointment. Because this chapter is just sheer beauty mingled with a simplicity that I associate with you, which I've also come to love and admire a lot over the time. And not just that, because you've evoked every single emotion that Ishaani has been going through in this chapter with such brilliance that this is hands down one of my favourites from this FF.
The chapter starts with the contradictory emotions that Ishaani's going through in the car as Puneet is driving her to the hospital. Oh, he's trying to delay the dreaded moment for as long as he can but it was inevitable. If not now, then ten minutes later, it was certain. She would find him and reach out to him from any part of the world. She was a woman madly in love and whose life depended upon him.
And finally, they reach the hospital. Her heart is going to explode from the array of emotions she's been feeling with an intensity that scorching her inside out. A hospital could only mean something ominous. And as she's directed to the ICU, she can feel her heart go colder and colder. And then there's the moment when she comes to know what's wrong with him.
And this is more than enough to dismantle Ishaani into pieces. She loses all restraint upon herself as her knees buckle, the weight of the truth too much for her to take. How could she, when she knows how he'd sacrificed his life for her well-being and ultimate happiness? But where was the happiness if there was no him? She'd been told that two of the minor surgeries have been a success but the doctors aren't too positive about the third because Ranveer has lost the will to fight.
And she manages to fight her way and convince the nurse grudgingly to let her spend time with Ranveer for just ten minutes. And she gets them. She can't bear seeing him like a broken doll surviving on machines and drips, not when he was her life. She sits beside him and takes his hand in her own, and there's promises being made.
She knows that she has to be the strongest for him now when he needs her the most and there was no place for emotions or weakness. She so mad at him for leaving her like this after evoking love for him in her heart, but she knows that he has to fight back for his life. Because there was still a lot to be said and a lot to be done. This was not the end. This was the beginning.
And from here start the books of confessions and revelations. Even Puneet can see how madly she's in love with Ranveer and now that she voices her love, she feels bitter and reproachful at herself for why she couldn't see her feelings for him before.
We're taken back to how it all began right from the symptoms that were treated as a part of stress and their gradual worsening until it got to this point. And then, we fall in love with Ranveer all over again. He reached a point where he had a choice - his life or her's. And without a second thought, he chose hers. Even if he didn't make it, her life had to be safe and secure from Chirag. She had to have her life and freedom back.
How could he fail when his intentions were this pure? He succeeded but at the cost of his own deteriorating health. His condition got out of hand on his birthday and what happened with Ishaani that night was enough for him to take along with him to his grave as a fond memory, if not his last. He knew it deep down that she always loved him and their first kiss was proof, but he was too afraid... too afraid to hope that the moon could ever be his.
And then the impossible happens.
Amba gives her the shoulder of a mother - a mother who knows that her son's happiness matters above all, even her own personal choice. She may have her differences with Ishaani, but she knows that she's the only one who can pull him back from the arms of Death now. Hasn't she been the one tethering him to life from all those years?
Puneet, Kailash and Ishaani remain in the hospital as Amba now cannot see her son this way anymore. And just when things seem to have no end, there's a phone from Sharman. Thank God he's sensible in your FF. He tells Ishaani about how Falguni has gone into a shell ever since she's returned from London and after an argument in Disha. Well, it was bound to happen once she found out about the truth.
Ishaani's too tired to fight battles any more and calls Sharman over for support and he's on his way now. This is certainly going to be interesting. There's so much going on and so much is at stake. Lifes, emotions, hearts, relationships... everything. It's all a race against time and destiny now, and so far, the odds don't look good. What's to happen though, only you can unfold now.
Exceptional job on the updates, love! Keep doing such a smashing job and I'm waiting for the next update!
Loads of love,
PS. Sorry for the emo-less review, this got rather long again.