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Ahmad Khan, the eldest son of Rashid and Dilshad, a successful businessman, the
most eligible bachelor of Bhopal, the proudest son anyone could have wished for,
loving and caring brother, an open book for everyone...
Farooqui, the only child of Anwar and Zeenat, well-educated and well-mannered,
full of life, little bit secretive regarding her feelings...
married to love of his life Humaira... Najma and Nikhat were also married, Nuzhat
being the youngest was studying in college, now Khan Family was on a mission of
marrying off Asad as soon as possible...
other hand, Farooquis were also searching for an ideal man for Zoya, they were
not in hurry like Khans but wanted their daughter to settle down as it was the
best age to get nuptial...
a function in Qureshi Family so the Khans were invited, Asad was out of town
for a meeting while his family attended the function... Farooquis were like a
family to Qureshis, so they were also invited, Zoya being Zoya enjoyed the
saw Zoya, immediately she liked her for Asad, without thinking twice she asked
about her family and background, Najma who already knew Zoya on family bases,
played the role of cupid and filled in her mother, moreover, she came to Zoya
and took a selfie with her... Zeenat too noticed how Khans were talking to Zoya
frankly, the best part was that she always liked Najma and Nikhat, the way they
behaved with everyone was clear that they belong to a reputed family...
expected, Khans asked for Zoya's hand for Asad, both the families were looking
forward for this alliance as it seemed a perfect match...
that he have to settle down, his family was on hell bent getting him married,
when his sister tried to show him Zoya's picture, he clearly refused saying he
will see the picture if the proposal proceeded, he believed in destiny so he
was waiting either the cards turn out in his favor or not...
wanted to be in love with her spouse only, she had crushes on lots of
celebrities, but never fell in love, neither she wanted nor she tried... she
wanted to marry with someone chosen by her parents, if Asad was that someone,
she was more than okay...
accepted the proposal and invited Khans for a dinner in order to make the
I don't know what's happening, mum and dad said yes to Asad's proposal, I
really don't know how to react, I'm more than okay with their choice, but don't
know why the stupid heart of mine beating so fast...
told my friends about "us" I mean about Asad and me, they were angry... yeah they
were angry because I hadn't seen Asad's picture yet, they scolded me like there
is no tomorrow... I stole his picture just to show my friends, let me clear haan,
just to show them, or else I was not interested seeing him, why should I be???
he looks good, maybe more than good, dad said we will make a "perfect couple"
and my friends... hmm everyone gave strange reviews, one said he looked mama's
boy, one said I should marry him at first meeting... I have two close friends,
actually all are close and good buddies, but these two matters a lot, one said
"finally" like she I was the only unmarried girl on the Earth while the other
said "yeh toh bacha lagta hai, show me his recent picture" and I laughed out
loud reading her message because it was his recent picture only... now I'm pretty
sure I have world's weirdest friends...
fine evening, Khans visited us, I knew Najma and her family but this meeting
was something new you know, I was little bit nervous, I tried to be as calm as
it was possible... Dilshad aunty was so nice, she hugged me and dropped a kiss on
my forehead, and then I met with others... Ayan was so damn cute, he deliberately
praised his brother and I concluded he really loves his "bhai" don't know why
my stupid heart picked up speed every time Ayan mentioned Asad, once Najma
spotted me blushing... ahhh blushing and me... Never!!!
aunty gave me a big amount of money as "shagun" and made me eat some sweets,
and then everyone started feeding me sweets which I have to oblige happily... I
only prefer "gulab jamun" in sweets, when Ayan picked up another sweet I
politely refused and told him to feed me my favorite one, mum glared at me,
before I can pout at her, Ayan jumped in saying "Zoya bhabhi from now you don't
need to hesitate, just word out anything and we will be at your service, specially
Asad bhai" everyone laughed at his cuteness but I looked down, the thought of
being called "bhabhi" reminded me that now I belong to Asad...
night, I didn't sleep, how I was supposed to sleep after all Najma was going to
forward my pictures to Asad as he didn't have seen me yet... I picked up my cell
phone from the side table, browsed the gallery section and stopped at Asad's
picture, I felt butterflies in my stomach as I looked at his picture intently,
I felt myself drowning in his eyes, the thought of drowning in his eyes for
real was enough to accelerate my heartbeat and my lips curve in a beautiful
smile... I logged-in to my Face-Book account, accepted the requests from Khans,
and then as expected Asad appeared in "people you may know" we have 4 mutual
friends, I went through his timeline and checked his posts, I saved some of his
that, my life take a new turn, I was no more single, okay I was not literally
engaged but I was committed to someone, and that was enough to give me a
thought of togetherness, my life was not only mine, now someone else's life was
attached with mine...
days and nights passed thinking about Asad only, I only knew his name and seen
his pictures, that's it, I had never met him, neither we met at any function
nor we met somewhere outside... but now things were different, we were committed
and I started feeling like I have a complete right to know him in person...
Najma tried to link me up with Asad, she gave me his contact number and give
him mine too, I saved his number and he appeared in my WhatsApp contact list, I
used to check his last seen every day but never mustered the courage to message
him... I wanted to talk to him so that I can know him but chatting wasn't my cup
of tea, also I thought he have my contact number too so he can take the first
feelings, my thoughts, my imaginations, my expectation started revolving around
Asad more and more as he contacted me, yes he did, and here I'm smiling like a
fool, acha don't think too much I have all the rights to smile, grin and blush
after all my would-be husband messaged me for the first time...
let me tell you what his message read, being a gentleman, he messaged me on
Face-Book, yeah don't look at me like that, I found it quite cool as he didn't
show up on my personal number, anyways let's put me and my weird thoughts aside
and concentrate on his message, so he said hi... Asad here, can we talk' I read
his message but didn't reply him, and it went on for one more time, I read his
message again and didn't bother to reply him back, don't what was I up to, I
didn't feel like replying, he again messaged "I know you are reading my
messages, I think you are not comfortable with all this, let's come straight to
the point, I just wanna ask are you happy with this proposal or not, either you
said yes to this or your parents forced this on you, I'm just curious to know
your answer that's why I'm asking, I may sound bit personal but hope you
understand, and yeah do reply this time"
reading his message, I felt goose bumps on the back of my neck, I read his
message again and again, and every time I read his message I felt mini cardiac
arrest, did he really asked me? I mean he just wanted to know either I'm happy
or not? I literally cried on his little gesture, I didn't know what was happening
to me, his one question made a special place for him in my heart, the respect
for him increased many folds and his sincerity and honesty soothed me and I
started trusting him...
replied him saying "I'm happy with the proposal and looking forward for it,
sorry for not getting back to you earlier, actually I don't like chatting stuff
and all, hope you understand" after that he replied "I do understand and thank
you for your honest reply" I smiled at his little attempt of talking and loved
the way he didn't make it difficult for me...
passed and I was still the same, thinking about Asad and Asad only, I started
wondering what he must be thinking, whether he liked me or not, whether he
wanted me in his life or not, what type of life partner he wanted, what will be
his favorite color, what he liked or disliked, what he loved to eat, Allah
Miyan I'm not a good cook, what I'll do now???
of my buddies gifted me an edit of "us" she took mine and Asad's picture and
edited it, she wrote AsYa on it, don't look at me like that, I agree I
was the one who came up with AsYa thing but editing and that siggy was her
mum, Najma and Ayan were my reliable sources who filled me in with each
possible detail regarding Asad, they told me about his daily routine, his
working hours, his favorite time pass, and all this made me crave for more and
think I'm the world's impatient creature, I just can't sit and wait, honestly I
tried to divert my mind and not to think about Asad but it was not going to
happen, at least not in my case...
started imagining my life with Asad, every girl dreamed about a man and I put
Asad on that place, I knew that it was too soon but me and my stupid logics...
to my friends I was falling for him, even I too thought the same, because once
I can stop breathing but can't forget Asad even for a second...
started imagining when and how we will meet, what I'll say to him, I think I
can't speak in front of him, but what about him, did he tried to talk, did he
too felt the same, did he too thinks about me, will he ever reciprocate my
Ahhh, I'll go mad, what's happening to me, why
he is so attractive, why I can't get rid off of his thoughts, I'm pretty sure
he must be busy with his work and here I am, thinking about him only... come on
Zoe, stop behaving like stupid love struck teenager... excuse me, love and me,
days, I can't believe I'm committed since 26 days, 26 days and 26 nights I
thought about Asad and Asad only, I know I'm crazy, maybe crazy about him too,
ahhh shut up Zoe... well mum told me that she and dad going at Khans place to
talk about marriage, yes marriage...
took some deeps breaths, marriage, what's the hurry??? I asked mum and she told
me Asad wanted a "Nikah" in a few days, my eyes grew wider hearing that, was he
for real, "Nikah" that too in a few days, either he is crazy than me or he had
lost his mind...
spent the next two days thinking about "Nikah" only, okay about Asad too, but I
didn't get it what's the hurry yaar, I talked to my friends and let out my
insecurities, after lots of debates I prepared myself for the thing called
and dad came back, being the bubbly one I jumped over mum in excitement and
asked her about their meeting with Khans, dad looked at me with little bit
irritation and left, don't know why I felt something was up with dad... I looked
towards mum and she faked a smile, my heart started beating fast as I was sure
something must had happened there, mum took my hands in hers and said "it's all
over Zoya, it's all over"
skipped a heartbeat, all over, what was that, how can it all came to an end,
mum and dad were supposed to finalize my "Nikah" then how can they ended it
like that, I felt tears in my eyes but didn't let out a single tear in front of
mum, she cupped my face and said "maybe Allah wanted something better for me"
and she left...
came in my room and closed the door, I took some heavy steps towards my bed and
sat at the edge, "all over" these were the only words that were ringing in my
ears, I don't know when and how I ended up crying but I cried and cried...
messaged my close friends about it, everyone asked the reason which I wasn't
aware of too, my friends kept saying "every things happens for good only, Allah
must have planned something better for me, stop crying Zoe, you guys were not
meant to be"
cried, not only on my fate, on my family and friends too, no one tried to
understand what exactly I must be thinking, no one bothered to think what
actually I wanted, being the obedient daughter I agreed for Asad, I was happy,
maybe more than happy, and everyone knew that I really like Asad, maybe more
than liking, then why Allah Miyan, why all this happened???
Aankhon mein tere saaye
Chahoon toh ho na paaye
Yaado'n se teri faasla haaye
night I cried, I cried and I cried, I so wanted to know the reason but I didn't
ask, I so wanted to talk to Asad to know that did he too felt the same pain or
not??? I so wanted to ask where the things went wrong??? I so wanted to do lots
of things but I can't...
Jaake bhi tu na jaaye
Thehra tu dil mein haaye
Hasrat sa banke kyun bhala
that, I tried to forget Asad, I tried not to think about him but every time I
ended up thinking about him only, according to a saying "it's possible to
forget people, but impossible to forget memories" so true na, I can try and
forget Asad, but what about the memories, what about my dreams, my wishes, my
plans, my expectations, my feelings, last but not the least, "us" me and Asad...
Kyun yaad karti hoon
Mit'ti hoon banti hoon
Mujhko tu laaya yeh kahaan
tried to be normal, I tried to be like I used to be, but I failed miserably, I
wanted not to hurt my parents and my friends, but the question was do they care
for me, NO, they don't... dare to defend them, how can u say they care, did you
not see how they said "it's all over" and then how everyone started with stupid
bookish rubbish, they did wrong, I'll never say all this to them but the truth
is they hurt me, I'm not saying they did bad to me, it's just that they just
announced their so called decision and didn't bother to ask me once what the
hell I wanted... and it was all because of Asad, yes him, he was the one who
spoiled my thoughts and see he didn't give a damn to it, he didn't have any
idea what I'm going through, hmm yes why would he care after all he is getting
married to someone else, yes he is... and that moment I realize I was in love
with him, yes I accepted my feelings finally but it was too late now...
Benaam rishta woh...
Benaam rishta woh, bechain karta jo
Ho na sake jo bayaan darmiyaan
can't be angry with my parents, they always did the best for me and I knew that
they wish the same in marriage thing, maybe Asad wasn't that good, or maybe I
wasn't that good for him, whatever, but the truth was there was something
between me and Asad which I felt with my each inhale while, on the other hand,
Asad was oblivious of that feeling...
Kuch toh tha tere mere darmiyaan
Asad, I maybe a random girl, a mere proposal, but for me, he was the first man,
with whom I had literally planned my whole life... Asad easily moved on, and one
day I'll to move on too, maybe he did the right thing and didn't fall in love
like I did, he will forget me, no actually he must have forgotten me, after all
he never went through such feelings, I think he never thought about me so there
is no question for forgetting in his case... but I, I can die but I can't forget
those beautiful 26 days of my life, okay as you all say "it was Allah's will"
so that is too Allah's will that I keep him remember till my last breath, after
all Asad is my first ever love, how can I be so cruel to forget my first ever
love, do I look that, okay okay stop giving such odd looks, I'll try but I know
Kuch toh tha tere mere darmiyaan!!!
Kuch toh tha tere mere darmiyaan!!!
I don't have any
expectation from life, but I trust Allah, He made me fall in love with Asad, so
what we aren't together, what if he is not mine, I'm happy with my feelings, at
least he is mine in my feelings, I know we aren't meant to be together but I
wanted to meet him for once and I'm sure one day Allah will bring "us" face to
NOTE: As I mentioned above it's a real story and in
real life there is not always a happy ending so please bear with this end only...
Arshu this was only for you, hope teko acha laga
My close buddies I know what you guys are thinking,
dare to say something here, but yes you can lash out in private... lol...
Sooo pack up for now, see you guys later with
updates, and hopefully soon, do leave your honest replies, till than TC...
Lots of Love, Ashii...
Edited by AkaiBara - 23 April 2016 at 6:43am