I couldn't wait for the plane to land as it hovered over Pune. Ishaan was supposed to receive me at the airport.I ran towards the exit as soon an I had collected my luggage,I looked around and spotted him waving at me. He had a broad smile on his and he was with a girl!She looked familiar though. I slowed my pace and walked towards him trying to figure out her identity.It suddenly struck me. She was Saanchi his sister. My heart was already fluttering, now it was hammering at a breakneck speed.He never told me his sister would also be visiting. Saanchi was beautiful.Both brother and sister had inherited their good looks from their parents. She was tall with a model figure.He has told me they were twins so she would be 25 years old. She was carrying a Chanel bag and I could tell her jeans was Armani. I was sure the rest of her clothes and accessories would be high-end brands as well.She gave me a polite smile as I approached them."Hey!" He took me a hug.I wanted to kiss him but
Things were going on smoothly again. Though the frequency of Ishaan's Mumbai visits had increased. Sometimes he used to disappear for the weeks then pop in again. He said he was extremely busy in handling businesses. I believed him.Months passed. It was October. Almost 1 year since we had been together. It was my Birthday, and we were celebrating in a club. Ishaan had arranged everything.The party was in full swing. I was sitting on the couch with Swati. Taking a break unconsciously touching the diamond bracelet which Ishaan had gifted me. It matched my diamond pendant which was always around my neck. My eyes automatically glanced in his direction. He was engaged in an intense discussion with other guys.As if on cue he turned to look at me and winked. I blushed and smiled back. He had been hovering around me like a month since he laid eyes on me this evening.For the party, I had worn a silver dress which was simple from the front but had a daring low cut back.His eyes had popped
"Have you heard back from Ishaan?" Swati asked as I took a sip of apple juice.It had been a month since he had left for Mumbai. His father was critical but now he was better and recuperating.Ishaan's calls had reduced and he used to be curt whenever we spoke or chatted. I assumed it was due to work pressure."He called me 3 days back. He is under a lot of pressure. His dad is unable to work and Ishaan has to manage everything on his own. This juice tastes disgusting! " I said."Tastes fine to me," Swati said finishing up her glass of juice.I walked into the kitchen and emptied my glass into the sink.I missed Ishaan terribly but I tried to keep myself busy in my work. "I am feeling tired Swati. I am going to bed." I said."What's wrong with you? You hardly eat anything and you are always tired." Swati said."I don't know maybe some vitamin deficiency," I replied."Visit a doctor," she said.I nodded."Are you going home for the new year?" She called as I left the living room"I hav
When my eyes opened I was looking up at an unfamiliar ceiling. My head was still hurting.I turned sideways to see Swati dozing off on a chair. I realized I was in a hospital.I tried sitting up which woke Swati. She rushed to me."Aarya! Wait" she supported."Keep laying down. You are still very weak.""What happened Swati?" I asked.She looked disturbed."You fainted Aarya. Thank God you are fine now." "How long was I knocked out. Did you inform my parents?""Shhhh, don't worry. You fainted just this morning. Your parents don't know anything yet.""What happened to me Swati?" I asked.She bit her lips "I will tell you everything. Just relax. Let me call the doctor. Ok?" She left while I recalled the series of events. I remembered seeing Ishaan's engagement picture and a fresh spate of tears welled in my eyes."Glad to see you are awake" a pretty doctor walked in followed by Swati."Hi, I am a doctor Smita. I am your gynaecologist."I looked puzzled at her then Swati.Swati interrup
5 years later -Ishaan Shekhawat closed his laptop and leaned back in his chair. His eyes closed.The reports were again missing. He was fed up with his incompetent staff. He was seated in his swanky New York Office Manhattan skyline stretched beneath him.He had everything. A fortune 500 dollars company, Power, prestige.......everything but Happiness.All he had in his heart was suffocation. To quench that suffocation he used to work harder. He impatiently called his PA.A rather wiry looking man came in trembling "Y. Yes Sir""Where is the MOM of yesterday's meeting??"He stammered " It must be here somewhere".Ishaan narrowed his eyes "what do you mean somewhere?""Sorry. Sir I. I will get it now.""Why wasn't it here in the first place?""I forgot Sir. It was a mistake.""You know I hate mistakes. One mistake can destroy everything. I have no sympathy or place for people who make mistakes. you are fired.""But Sir.""Leave now."The PA scuttled out disappointed. His 5th PA in a ro
Aarya picked up her phone sleepily as it buzzed."Hello" she spoke into it.There was no response.She cut the call and snuggled into her pillow again. These prank calls were annoying. Even more annoying than those offering bank loans or credit cards.She checked her mobile it was 5:30 am.She still had time to catch a few more minutes of sleep. Instead, she tossed and turned for several minutes then gave up.Yawning she stretched her tired body, pinned her shoulder-length curls into a messy bun, and got off the bed.Her therapist had recommended yoga to calm her anxiety. She had the time to do that now. Her 1 bedroom flat was parsley furnished as she rarely had visitors. She hated Bangalore when she had initially arrived but eventually, she had grown to love it.Staying in Delhi was out of the question especially after her divorce 4 years ago. Things were messy and complicated. Shashank and Aarya had parted mutually and they were still good friends but that didn't stop the wagging to
Aarya clutched the door for support. She felt the colour draining from her face.For the next few moments, they simply stared at each other. A multitude of emotions played across his face. The room fell completely silent as few people looked to and fro.Then he blinked his eye as if coming out of the trance and somehow managed to say "Pease come in Ms Aarya Mathur".She felt a jolt on hearing his voice after so many years. He was dressed in a charcoal suit. The years had added some maturity which somehow made him even more handsome.He still had his boyish charm though.She averted her eyes and quickly walked towards the empty seat.Ishaan followed her with his eyes and then proceeded with his speech as if nothing happened.Mary's manager whispered to her "Aarya you are in real trouble"."You have no idea what a mess I have got into". She thought.Her manager said again "you know he is very strict'.""Well, then I hope he fires me".She replied.Her manager looked at her puzzled but did
It was almost 7 Aarya who was still in office. She was supposed to meet him at 7, which she very much wanted to skip. She went into the washroom and splashed cold water on her face. She looked tired and harassed. She had braved curious questions from her colleagues all day regarding Ishaan and she was pissed off.She brushed her hair and tied them in a tight ponytail. "Why should I meet him?" She thought.Many years had passed but the memories were still fresh. Showing up would mean ripping an old wound. But there was something in his eyes which was calling out to her.Sadness....there was a strange sadness in them.Ishaan was waiting in the hotel's lounge area. It was 7:30. He sighed but he was sure that she would arrive.At 8 Aarya arrived. She was dressed the same as the office.He immediately got up and offered her his hand. She didn't take it and said "Ok so what do you want to say?""Whoa, Aarya relax. Shall we sit and talk. Are you coming straight from the office?""Yes""God!!