AUTHOR’S POV: -
Sakshi approached them and crouched near the boy. The boy was not able to breathe properly. His pulse rate was going down and breathe rate was also falling. She called out for the ward boys and ordered them to carry the boy directly to the operation theatre. And she started to operate on him. She knew that she has wrath of certain someone to face but right now the only thing that clouded her mind was just the life of the boy who was lying in front of her.
After the stressful and hard going 3 hours she came out of the O.T. and found the family outside who ran to her as soon as they saw her coming out of O.T. and asked, “how is he?? He is out danger, right??? Nothing would happen to him, right???” and she nodded with a smile and said,” yes auntie. He is totally fine but still weak. Please take care of him.” And the lady blessed her, “god bless you child. Your parents must be blessed to have you as their child.” And with that Sakshi’s smile faltered but she still managed to give a fake smile which was exactly like her real smile but behind the family stood her best friend, Preethi, who can see through her and read her like an open book. She instructed the nurse to shift the boy to the ward and she’ll see him afterwards and walked past by them, excusing herself. She ran past Preethi and entered her cabin. She sat on the floor and started crying. There was this one quality she possesses that she can cry without letting a sound out. But that was becoming a threat to her own life. She was crying when she was hugged by someone and she very well knew who she was. She hugged her back and cried hysterically.
Half an hour passed she somewhat calmed down and Preethi made her look at herself. She wiped her tear-filled face and said, “why don’t you try to go back??? I am sure they must be wanting your presence as much as you need their presence. And we both know that they are craving for you. For their only daughter. You can’t possibly punish them for whole of their lives for something that happened years ago.” And Sakshi separated herself and lashed out, “I know they basically crave for me. Their only daughter. But the loss that I had gone through is not something I could ever forget. I am still not ready to let that go. Not ready to face them.” And before she could further say something the door burst open and in came Mr. Rudra Malhotra in all his glory. He had this angry look plastered on his face that clearly said ‘you better not mess with me’ and approached Sakshi with his predatory gaze fixed on her.
Sakshi motioned Preethi to move out for now. But Preethi knew better not to leave her alone when she is sensitive to her emotions and any hurtful words would break the dam she had built around her heart and moreover she very well knew what impact would Rudra’s words have on her. She moved out but still stood near the door so that whenever she feels her bestie is losing her control, she could always confront Rudra for her..
Leaving the two alone she moved out and Rudra approached Sakshi and stood just a cm away from her. He started, “What do you think you did in the board meeting room??? Who are you to oppose my decision???WHO GAVE YOU THE AUTHORITY TO OPPOSE MY DESCISION???”
And Sakshi just stared at him and said, “If you are forgetting let me remind you Mr. Malhotra, I am a surgeon whose patients reside in your very own hospital. Last time I checked I have total control on my patients and decisions regarding their health and you will not be in any authority to speak in the matters concerning the health of my patients.”
Rudra lost his patience that was hanging on loose strands and lashed out, “THEN MAY I ASK WHO IN THE NAME OF GOD WILL PAY FOR THE LOSSES THAT THE HOSPITAL IS GOING THROUGH??? YOUR PARENTS??” and Sakshi lost it…
Pointing her finger to him she lashed out, “DON’T YOU DARE TO GO TO MY PARENTS…!!!! I ALREADY MADE IT CLEAR THAT I WILL NOT TAKE A SINGLE PENNY FOR THE OPERATIONS AND TREATMENTS I DO…. AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU UTTERED WORDS WITH SUCH TONE FOR MY PARENTS AND CONCERNING YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT VIP ROOMS…. THIS IS A FREAKING HOSPITAL FOR GOD’S SAKE AND NOT SOME 7 STAR RESORT OR HOTEL THAT THEY SHOULD BE PROVIDED FACILITIES… in this whole world only hospitals are the place where every single being; either rich or poor; are treated with same respect; given same treatment, just please don’t mess with it… I request u for it…” and rushed out from the cabin towards the garden of hospital with Preethi hot on her heels behind her, and Rudra was rendered speechless by seeing this side of the silent girl who would always remain quiet whenever he confronted her in alone.
CONTINUATION…… Sakshi ran out of the hospital premises, finding it hard for herself to talk further about the topic related to her family and background. The constant question ringing in her mind was just that why couldn’t she bear when Rudra said so much concerning her family?? Why couldn’t she cope up with just some words concerning her family???? She was constantly pinching her own hand when Preethi reached her and held her hand to prevent further pinching her hand. She took a seat beside her and said, “When I confronted u for going to your family back… reaching them out you said you are not ready which can only happen when you have not forgiven them… but then why just now you defended them when Rudra tried to say something about them??? Just accept that they affect you…”. Sakshi looked away and said, “Why would you think like that?? I am surely not affected by them.”. Preethi cupped her face and said, “Then why were you pinching your hands??? You
Continuation: - Rudra entered his cabin, after the fight he just had with Sakshi, only to come across the face, he never wanted to come across and run away from for whole of his life… “What do you want Kiara??? Don’t you have some other work or better patients to treat, rather than tailing behind me the whole time?” he snapped at her feeling totally frustrated on seeing her behind him the whole time. Yup, that was Kiara, his so-called fiancée, whom he despises with everything he has in himself. Kiara came near him and circled her arms around his neck and stood close to him. “o baby… it’s just that I was missing you and wanted to spend some time with you. As for what you said earlier, let me remind you not to use such a tone with me next time. And as for my patients, that can be handled by that Sakshi- “ “Don’t you dare to use such a tone and words for Sakshi. (Glared at her and jerked her hands away) a
Author's POV:- Sakshi was pacing in the cabin and was continuosly playing with the pen in her hand... It would not be difficult for one to guess that she was tensed... Since the time Mr. Malhotra came to talk with her she has been this tense and was continuously pacing... She was alone in her cabin... Preethi so wanted to accompany her through this tense period but couldn't just do it as she was needed for an important surgery... Preethi was also one of the most renowned surgeon specialised in neurology... Preethi was bound to leave her alone for the moment but not before she warned her best friend to not to do anything stupid and not worry too much about it... But Sakshi was not the one who would not worry... The only thing she was most perfect at was worrying.... She can do this one thing at any time, any where, no matter what the place is
Continuation.... Sakshi was stunned looking at him and her face did nothing to hide her surprised look and clearly said she wasn't at all expecting to see him there at any circumstances. She was openly gaping at him and opening and closing her mouth like a water deprived fish who wanted to take in as much of life as she could... Rudra do wanted to laugh and pinch her cheeks on seeing her this cute expression. But he do better knew that he need to keep up with this cold man attitude towards her .. Ahh.... How much he wanted to show his love openly for her.... He wanted to show her how much he loved her.... He wanted to take her on romantic dinners and fulfill all her demands like her prince on white horse.... He wanted to propose her for marriage.. marry her... Have children with her... Oooo there kids would look so cute.... They would be p
Author's POV:- Next morning came sooner than expected for Sakshi... Sleeping peacefully in her bed, Sakshi was cradling her Big Blue teddy to her chest, as her habit of sleeping while hugging. The sun was beaming through her blinds causing the woman, who still wanted and prayed to God Sun to go back to his abode and let the night extend for her to sleep more, to stir. Usually, waking up was Never a simple task for Sakshi; afterall she was never a morning person after all. She groaned when the first beam of sunlight hit her face. Her only need and want right now was to float in the ocean of dreams filled with just one person, and it wouldn't even cost a nerve cell to guess that the person was none other than Rudra, but seems like the time never goes according to her wish and God hates her sleep a lot, only for her sleep to be disturbed by her annoying alarm clock, gifted by her best friend.
Sakshi's POV:- Bidding a bye to my first love, my comfy bed, who was still calling me and inviting me to the whole another level of comfort and escape from this cruel and selfish world to the world of sleep, where I could dive in the ocean of dreams in which I could do whatever I wished, worry about someone being hurt or finding out my identity never crossed my mind for even once.... This is what I wanted and still want... Well, Preethi always said that I should quit being childish, but whenever I think of the fun and enjoyment I get from being silly and sometimes stubborn too, I think I should continue being childish... Moreover who listens to best friend until and unless some problem arises... Putting a full stop to my thinking, I went inside the washroom, washed up and did my morning routine.... I didn't put any makeup for obvious reasons, as i have surgeries to do and just went with a light cream and a lipstick of light pink shade.... It's actually one of my favourites... Altho