“That girl is none other than Samiksha.”
Karan was speechless and his brain gave up on thinking. Several thoughts flooded his mind. Samiksha and my father is the same person? Ultimately it means Samiksha is my biological —– No. How would Samiksha react on knowing this? Will she be able to handle this truth? Would her mother also have disclosed the truth to her?
He went to his bedroom and rang Samiksha. But she did not answer.
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seated in chair, all blank and devastated. Because Maria told her also about the relationship she had with Karan’s father.
“I am sorry my baby. Your life is in a mess due to me.” Her sobs paused the further words and Samiksha enclosed Rose in her embrace.
“Mom, you first stop crying. And don’t ever blame yourself for anything”.
Samiksha consoled her mom, but she was broken inside by this devastating truth.
The night was long, silent and enclosed tears and sobs of many people.
Maria, since she felt Karan and Samiksha can never be together because Rose will not allow it.
Rose, as the turmoil of facing her past in this manner had opened several closets of memories.
Karan, as he was struggling to make amends with himself, not knowing what to do, except that he will not be able to live without Samiksha.
Samiksha, because she was shattered by the thought of Karan being the son of her father and this truth humiliated her every second.
All of a sudden she realised she had not checked her phone for past several hours. Finally after locating it, she searched for one name in the missed calls and messages list- Karan’s.
There were nearly 40 missed calls and messages enquiring her whereabouts. She did not know what to do. Apparently the phone rang again. It was him.
Samiksha was in a conflict what to do. She kept the phone and tried her best to close her eyes. But Karan’s face, his eyes, their relation, their moments flashed in front of her whenever she tried to do so.
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Karan underwent the same.
When Samiksha did not take his call, he badly wanted to visit her and see how is she battling all of this. But, he stopped. For fear that, what if she refuses to see him or meet or even talk? Karan was speechless and his brain gave up on analysing.
Time slipped at an unusual slow pace and finally it was morning. Samiksha had decided to go to work. With the hope that she can see him and it will help her to divert attention for some time.
As she entered her cabin and sat on her chair, Karan entered.
Without delay, he came to her slowly and stood next to the chair. She looked at him once and tears started falling from her beautiful eyes. Karan made Samiksha get up. He looked into her eyes and said,
“Look at me. First of all you will not blame yourself for anything. I mean anything. Sometimes things happen, and we are helpless. Aunty must have told you what my mom disclosed to me yesterday, right?”
“Yes”, Samiksha spoke between the sobs.
“You stop crying first. We will see.”
And she freed herself from his embrace.
“What shall we see Karan? How is this possible? We both have same father Karan. It is not possible for me to continue our relationship.”
Karan knew her very well, and also that no explanations or logic will pacify her at this moment.
He calmly left from there.
It was evening.
Samiksha was cooking in the kitchen and Maria came there.
“Did you meet Karan? How is he? I have messed up everything between you two.”
The guilt Maria was going through was noticed by Samiksha. “Don’t blame yourself for anything mom. Everything is not in our hands. We are helpless in the hands of destiny.”
Later at night, the two were seated in the room.
“Miksha, when I was with your father, that was the most beautiful period in my entire life. I was alone in this world. Inspite of knowing that he was married, we were drawn to each other. Circumstances brought us together and we were happy . He took very good care of me. He wanted to bring our child into this world. Your father always used to say, if anything happened to him in the course of time, that child would become my support. Unfortunately, that did not happen and we could not have a child of our own.”
Samiksha was listening to every word.
“Then he said we would adopt a child, who will be my support and caretaker in his absence, and we adopted,
Samiksha looked at her mom, not knowing how to react. She got up and Maria took her in her arms.
“Mom? What did you say? I am . . “
Samiksha held her by shoulders and asked,
“Mom, did you adopt me? Am I not your child? Am I an orphan? Please tell me this all is just a bad dream. Its not true.”
Maria stood still.
This was another blow to her since yesterday.
She was unable to comprehend what was going on and why.
Though a part of her heart calmed down, as Karan was not related to her as a sibling anymore. But the truth that she was adopted was painful and she suddenly felt alone in the world.
Her mom and his mother can never have a cordial relation ever. Will she be able to have a relation with her mother like before?
These thoughts like wild horses were speeding through her brain and it was disturbing her.
knowing how deeply Maria and Karan loved her, she was in tears. She finally uttered,
“So I am an orphan. Who were my parents ma?”
Maria was hurt by these words and she said to her angel,
“We don’t know Miksha. When we went to the orphanage, your face pulled us at first glance . You became the apple of our eye and he loved you a lot Samiksha. I don’t know why this all had to happen with a sweet God’s child like you. But, please keep in mind, you are my only daughter and reason to live. You have Karan with you. I have no one else Miksha.”
Saying this, Maria lost her balance and was about to collapse. Samiksha caught her.
“I am sorry mom.” She made her sit on the sofa and quickly brought water for her. She sprinkled few drops on her face.
” Mom. . “, Samiksha felt bad that she called herself an orphan in front of Maria. Later, when her mom slept after a long time, she stared at the sky.
In the silence of
the dark night, she uttered, “Why Universe? Why did you do this?”
Karan was staring at the same sky and prayed for Samiksha. All he wanted was her to be happy and at peace. They both missed each other like hell. Each yearned to be near the other. But circumstances were not favouring this wish. May be they had to undergo all this pain to know the importance of each other in their lives.
Next day, Samiksha wanted to tell Karan about the fact he was unaware of, but not on phone. The matter was very delicate.
Karan’s mom was lost in her thoughts and he started talking.
“Mom, when I met Samiksha we were strangers. We fell in love like any two people do. Now, with some truth popping out of the past, I don’t understand why I should stay away from her. I . . “
“Stop it Karan. First that lady separated me from my husband and her daughter is. . “
Karan got up and was serious.
“Don’t involve Samiksha in this all please. She is innocent.”
He left from there.
When he saw Samiksha’s missed call on his phone, he called her back.
“How are you?”, he sounded dry and hurt.
“Can we meet? Now?”, Samiksha asked Karan.
2 thoughts on “Part 11 – The Lovers”
Thank God,they are not siblings….continue soon
Good story. Relieved by reading. ☺