Posted: 20 July 2015 at 6:36am | IP Logged
Hi guys! This chapter's layout might be a little wierd, but I don't know why I changed the layout in the middle!
"Dadi, have you seen Ragini anywhere?" Swara asked, and Dadi looked up.
"She's in the mandir," She replied.
Swara smiled and rushed towards the mandir, where she spotted Ragini, praying.
She smiled and stood behind, deciding not to disturb her.
"Thank you God, for making father much better. Thank you alot. Everything is going so well now in my life, Father is better, I'm getting married to my true love, Laksh ji, and I live with my sister, Swara and Ma. They both supported me, especially Swara, she told me that Laksh ji loves me back. I couldn't be more happier! I have the best sister in the world!" Ragini prayed, unknown that Swara had heard every single word.
She couldn't break her sister's heart, and Sharmishta was right, Laksh wouldn't return the love.
'I need to talk to Laksh,' She thought, and she walked off, without making another sound.
Laksh arrived home solemnly, his heart crushed to pieces.
He knew Swara would be feeling the same, and he knew she wouldn't budge from her decision.
He quietly went up the stairs and into his room, ignoring his brother's sight, and silently crying.
When his phone started ringing, he jumped up as he saw "Shona's" name clearly written.
L: Hello, Swara?
S: Hi Laksh, woh... tum se kuch baat karni thi
S: Hain! Tumse!
L: Accha, thikhe phir mein tumhe Shiv Mandir ke bhahar milta hoon
S: Okay, Bye
And with that he hung up the phone, confused with what Swara wanted to talk to him about.
Of course, she wouldn't take back what she said, but...
He rushed towards his car, again ignoring his brother's sight.
*At the temple*
Swara looked to where Laksh was and went upto him.
S: Laksh! Tum aagaye!
L: Ab tumne boliya tha na?
S: Thikhe, thikhe, ab suno, after our talk, mein Ma ke pas gaye, Ma be Mujhe bola ki woh sab sunsaki thi, and Mujhe samjhaya. Mujhe bola ki Ragini tumhare saath kabhi bhi khush nahi rahesakti, and so meine socha ki Ragini ko ja ke puri Sach batateti hoon, par jab mein uther pochi, toh mein nahi kar paye. Aur isliye tumhe Mujhe se one promise karna hoga
Laksh stared in surprise at Swara.
Immediately, Swara grabbed his hand and placed it on top of her head.
S: Laksh, please, tum Ragini pura pyaar doge, tumhare kids hoge, tum usse har khushi doge! Please promise me Laksh, please!
Swara began crying, and Laksh felt sharp needles stab into his broken heart, every teardrop killed him, and he couldn't bare to look at Swara in such a state.
L: Swara please, don't make me do this
S: Please Laksh, please promise me
He pulled his hand away from Swara's grasp.
L: Mein tumhe promise nahi karsakta Swara, par... mein apne puri koshish karunga, please don't cry
He went in and wiped Swara's tears.
S: Thank You Laksh
She hugged him, accidently, but both drowned into each other's affection to notice. After a while, Swara noticed and blushed, pulling away.
She smiled at him and wiped the remains of her tears.
S: Woh, baba ke pas...
Laksh nodded and Swara went down the steps, slowly putting leg down at a time, but her vision was becoming blurry due to the tears.
She slipped and luckily, Laksh had caught her, both staring deeply into each other's eyes.
Laksh, coming back to his senses, gently brought Swara back to her feet, and helped her down.
S: Laksh, I think I'll manage
L: Nahi Swara, tumhe thori weakness hogyi Hain
S: But, mein theek hoon
L: Thikhe, mein tumhe hospital chore deta hoon
S: Nahi, Tum ghar jao, waise bhi Adarsh bhai tumhara wait kare hoge
L: Haan, par mein-
Laksh smiled as Swara got into the Auto.
He got into his car and pulled out his phone, he turned it on, and his eyes got caught on his Lock Screen wallpaper.
It was the perfect pose of Swara dancing during the Bengali New Year.
He smiled at her innocent laugh, the sparkling eyes and the loving look.
He could never forget Swara, and never move on with Ragini.
Ragini had finished praying when her ears caught some faint footsteps leaving. She turned around to find Swara take a sharp turn, she smiled and decided to follow her.
She hid behind the wall as Swara dialled Laksh's number and began speaking to him.
R: Swara Laksh ji ko Shiv Mandir kyun bolarahi hein?
She decided to follow Swara and head towards the mandir, where she spotted Laksh and Swara speaking.
The roaring noises made it quite impossible to catch the words.
She slid in closer, and caught a few words.
'Laksh... Please... promise... Ragini... pyaar?'.
Now that made her even more confused.
Why was Swara talking to Laksh about her?
She was lost in her thoughts, when she saw Swara hug Laksh.
Her eyes widened, and a little gasp escaped her lips.
Was Swara in love with Laksh.
She had to find out what was really cooking...
The night had fallen pretty quickly, and Swara was gazing out of her window, sitting on it comfortably, her mind running in circles with what had happened.
She had realised her feelings at the wrong time, if only she had never met Laksh, if only she didn't fall for him, if only...
Her hands were writing away her thoughts in her beautiful diary, her eyes blinking back tears.
R: Swara? Tum Kya karahi ho?
S: Woh bas diary mein likrahi thi
R: Accha, woh hum tumhe dhun rahe the
S: Haan, mein Lak- I mean mein Shiv Mandir gaye thi
R: Challo Swara, aaj sona nahi hain? Waise bhi, humhe toh bohut neend aarahi hai!
S: Okay meri maa! Bas mein jaake brush karke aati hoon
And she shut the bathroom door tightly.
Ragini, who took the chance, quickly grabbed Swara's diary, and flipped through the pages until the date read
She began reading the diary quietly in her head.
Life has been so strange and different lately. I never understood love, I mean, sure I loved Ma, Dida, Ragini, Baba etc.
But I never knew there was one more person in my life, someone I'd never expect. His name is-'
S: Ragini, challo
Swara interrupted, and Ragini immediately placed the book onto the railing.
Life was really hell.
She smiled and climbed onto the bed, pulling the sheets over her and thinking about who thar person could be. In her mind, the person that popped in her head was Laksh, but she shook it off, knowing her sister could never backstab her.
Then their was Sanskaar or that Ricky in school who was always flirting with her.
She didn't know.
But she needed to know!
Eventually, she cleared the thoughts and wondered deep into dreamland, where Laksh was waiting for her on a horse. Afterall, this dream would come true, since her marriage with Laksh was in two weeks, and her heart thudded every time she thought of it. It would be sooner or later, the marriage will happen, right?
To Be Continued...