Unfortunately it was a Sunday. Had it been a working day, they would have met and talked their hearts out. Meanwhile he texted her and asked the reason for her restlessness. But she wanted to meet and talk.
As soon as Karan went towards the door, his mom questioned.
“Where are you going Karan?”. He didn’t want to lie in this situation, as a single wrong step would put him as well as her in trouble. His silence gave Rose her answer.
I want you to stay away from Samiksha.”
He didn’t want to argue or justify. And under those circumstances, he felt it was best to succumb to what she said and not to instigate her further.
Consequently, he went back to his room and in the mean time, Aarun called.
“Hey bro! Where are you? Guess an outing with her on this beautiful Sunday?”, Aarun asked as he was back from an outdoor business meeting.
“Am at home”, Karan replied.
“What’s the matter?”
Aarun knew every pitch and tone of Karan’s voice and he quickly found out something was wrong.
“Can’t speak on phone. Some things happened here in your absence.”
“And the things are?”, Aarun was gradually losing his patience.
“We will meet and talk ok. I wont be able to explain on phone.”
Without delay, Aarun was at his door. Rose opened the door and seeing her face, Aarun was sure something unpleasant has happened.
She forced a smile and gave him way to Karan’s room.
The minute he entered, Karan hugged him tight.
What happened? Am sure, nothing of the sort which your friend cannot handle?”
When Karan told him everything , he was also shocked like the two of them. Eventually he calmed himself and spoke,
“Did you meet Samiksha today?”
“No. Mom isn’t allowing me to do so. She wanted to meet me Aarun, don’t know why. However I will meet her in evening. I don’t want to mess things up.”
“Don’t worry. There must be a solution. I will pray things will work out for you two.”
Karan looked at him with a hope. When everything fails, prayers work. Samiksha had told him once.
In the evening Karan got a call from one his clients. He left his home and was about to go to the place where the meet was planned. He got a call from Aarun.
“There’s no any meeting ok. The client called up on my intimation. You go and meet your Samiksha. She is waiting for you at . . . You know the place.”
As soon as he reached there,
in front of him, was his comfort, his solace.
The place was quiet, little far from the city and was their favourite hideout.
Likewise he tried to figure out first what was going on in her mind. Not to mention her angelic face was disturbed and sad as expected.
“What’s the matter?”, he cupped her face in his palms.
“Karan, I . .”
His strong embrace was the safest place for Samiksha. She felt the most peaceful and calm in his arms.He held her still for some time.
The sun was about to merge in the sea, and moon had already made its way to its calm sky. The colours of the sky were red, orange, grey . . . significantly like a mixture of all the emotions in their lives at present.
They sat on the rocks at the shore. He was desperate to know why Samiksha called him urgently like this.
“Karan, I am an adopted child”.
Karan was shocked and speechless. He looked at her and asked,
“My mom told me this today.”
She broke into tears and Karan took her close to himself, patting her head.
“What did she say Sami?”
“That I was adopted by mom and dad, from an orphanage. That means, I don’t know who my parents are Karan. I have no one in this whole world. I feel suddenly alone.”
“Shhh. Don’t ever say this when you have such a doted and loving mom ok. I told you before also, when you need someone besides you, just look up.
You will find me”.
“I love you”, she said and hugged him tighter.
“You have no idea Samiksha, ever since I came to know the truth about our parents, what hell I have been through. Every passing second snatched you away from me. I have never felt so helpless in my entire life. Thank God, you are not the biological child of my father. I don’t know what I would have done.”
His tears spoke the rest part. Samiksha realised she was not only the one who went through all the turmoil and pain, but Karan also experienced the same trauma in the past few hours.
They sat there in silence for some time.
Many incidents had occured in their lives in past two days. Both were thankful to the Universe that they were not siblings. Presently, each wanted to feel the other and forget everything for a while.
“Mom is alone. I must leave. Um. How is aunty?”
“She is fine. Don’t worry. In the mean time I will convince her. She is hurt right now Sami. The pain of the past has suddenly surfaced and she is not able to handle it. I will take care of all this. You don’t worry ok. Take care of aunty. Let us give both of them some time to come out of this. Eventually, the pain will subside, for our mothers.”
She looked at her solace with trust. With Karan alongside, everything seemed fine.
In the meantime, it started drizzling.
On the whole, Universe had answered her question. As to why had all this happened.
To make their bond more trustworthy, stronger, unbreakable in the long run.
They hugged each other and left from there with their fingers entwined in each other’s.
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Destiny had brought them together and Universe showered its blessings on them, drenching both in its unparalleled love and passion.
By and large, destiny had arranged things in their favour.
3 thoughts on “Part 12 – The Lovers”
Nice chaptter….Update soon….
👍very good story till now. I m sure you will keep the charm. Keep it up. God bless.