Rain drops and his love had drenched Samiksha while she was returning back. As Samiksha returned, Maria gave her a towel to wipe away the water drops which had wettened her. She probably knew where Samiksha had been so she quietly went inside the room. After a while, Samiksha held her from behind and asked,
“Mom, had your dinner?”
“Was waiting for you my baby. We shall have it now ok. How is Karan?”
Samiksha was first taken aback by the confidence with which her mom ashed her.
“He is fine mom. He loves me a lot.”
“I know it Miksha. Certainly I am not at peace because of the strain in your relationship with him. I had not thought in my dreams also that my past will affect your life this way. Presently, let me talk to Rose . . .”
“Certainly not mom. She might probably say anything which might not be pleasant. If universe wants, I and Karan will be together, forever. I know mom, it will listen to me, my prayers.”
But Maria had already decided to meet Rose for the happiness of the lovers.
Karan was comparatively relaxed now after the turmoil he went through in the past few days. He wanted to spend some quality time with his beloved, Samiksha. However right now he tried to check the quality of his mother’s mood.
“Mom, what is for dinner?”
“By and large, how was the meet with your client?”, Rose asked without delay.
Accordingly Karan answered,
“Notably fine, all sorted. Don’t want to miss this deal mom, at any cost. Its very very precious and . . .”
“Yes”. And the businessman realised the trap of his mother’s words.
you know for your happiness I can go to any extent. But this matter is such . . . For the rest of my life, will I like to see the face of a woman who deprived me of the moments with my husband? Will you be able to see your mom go through this suffering?”
He caught his mom by shoulders gently and made her sit.
“Mom, I agree to every word that you say. But will keeping bitterness in mind be fruitful? Will it make all happy? By and large, I cannot live without Samiksha. Please, don’t take it as a threatening or something ok. Its just that I love her and she makes me happy. In the long run, we both will continue to live, but our lives would be devoid of happiness, and the will to live. Please think over your decision again mom. Sometimes letting go solves many problems in the present situation, and its the most difficult thing to do as wel.l.
He kissed her on the forehead and left the room.
Karan : Missing me?
Karan texted Samiksha at 1 am in the night. She had just lied down after finishing the daily chores.
Samiksha : Um . . . No, she replied with a smile.
Karan : Hmm . . In that case, bye.
Samiksha : Will you be angry like this on petty things after I become your wife also.
And a broad smirky smile was back on Karan’s lips. Ultimately Samiksha knew the key to his smile, in the spur of any moment.
Karan : You will get many benefits of becoming my wifey sweetheart. One of them is . . .
Samiksha : Stop it.
Karan : What? You don’t like jewellery?
Samiksha : You meant jewellery?
What did you assume?
Samiksha : I . . . nothing. You are a cheat. You always manage to take words out of my mouth which you want to speak right?
Karan was smilng at the other end.
Karan : Tell tell. What did you think?
Samiksha : Am sleepy now.
Karan : Get a sound sleep baby. Listen, when you come tomorrow can you bring the necklace mom gave you?
Samiksha : Why? I will get it.
Karan : Just get it ok. And listen, how is aunty?
Samiksha : She is in her shell. Moreover she keeps blaming herself for what happened to us two in these days.
Karan : Don’t worry ok. Things are not pretty good for all four of us right now. But trust me, everything will be fine ok baby. Love you.
Samiksha : I love you too. Good night.
Karan : Sleep tight baby.
Karan had his breakfast. Quickly after a word with his mom, he left for his work. He was eager to meet Samiksha. She had already reached office. When he entered her cabin, he promptly asked,
“Where is that necklace?”
“Here”, she handed over the box wondering why he must have told her to get it.
“Wear it”, he persuaded her.
She shrugged and looked at him.
“Baby, just want to see how it looks on you. After all its my choice. Me and mom had shopped it together. She wanted to give it to her daughter-in-law. When she gifted you this, I wanted to see you wearing it since then. Please wear it.”
She smiled and turned around. He grinned and took the sparkling piece out of the box and kept the box aside.
Gently he removed it
from the case and put it around her neck. Turning her around, he looked at it with admiration.
“It looks beautiful now.”
She lifted her toes and hugged him with all her might.
“I have missed you like hell Karan”.
He showered kisses on her. She relished this moment forgetting the world.
Her phone rang and their moment was suspended in between.
Karan answered the call. It was Varsha.
“Sir, you have left your phone in your cabin. Your mom is calling on it”.
“Wait, I am coming there”, he replied and was about to leave.
“Karan, please remove it before you go”, Samiksha pointed towards the piece of jewellery she had worn.
The necklace had strings to tie it around unlike a normal hook, and the knot got stuck while removing.
Karan tried to slowly detangle the knot, but was unable to do so.
“Karan who was on the line?”, Samiksha asked him.
“Varsha. Mom had called up. I left my phone in cabin.”
He continued the trial but it was badly entangled.
I am not able to remove it. Let it be there”.
“What are you saying. It is so costly. How can I wear it in the office? Please remove it.”
“Its just not happening. I can use a sharp object like pen tip or upin, but I am scared you will get hurt.”
“Karan You can try atleast”, Samiksha spoke.
“You know any technique to get this off?”
“Yes, um . . the knot can be removed with teeth. I have done it once, for mom. It worked. It usually works for knots.”
Samiksha’s hesitated just by the thought.
When she looked at him, the sparkle in his eyes was as expected. In that delicate moment he forgot about his phone and what Varsha had told him.
He made her sit on the chair.
On the other hand, the reason for Maria’s call was Rose’s visit to her place. Not to mention she had not expected this and rang Karan to ask about the same. Maria’s humble attitude and poised nature made Rose take her in.