Karan rang the door bell with anxiety. Samiksha had entwined her fingers in Karan’s as usual, to assure him all is well. “Why is she taking so long?”, Karan questioned her.
“Relax, we are here. She might be busy”. Karan smiled at Samiksha, ensuring himself, all might be well.
And the door opened. Karan first estimated his mom’s mood by seeing her facial expressions. He couldn’t figure out much.
Why had you called? Are you fine?”, Karan bombarded her with a series of questions.
“I am fine Karan. Why you didn’t take my call? What were doing?”, Rose asked him with a sense of authority.
Her query made Samiksha blush, remembering the heated moment they just spent sometime ago.
“Samiksha, you came early from office today?”, Rose asked her.
Samiksha was stunned to see the normal tone of her speech.
“No mom, I mean aunty. Actually, Karan was tensed why you might have called, so I came along with him. I am sorry . . .”,
Samiksha did not know what else to say.
“Mom, I was busy. What happened but?”.
“Nothing. I have a surprise for you”, Rose answered with a hidden smile.
Now it was becoming difficult for him to guess the suspense.
Maria came out of the inner room.
Karan and Samiksha were out of words to figure out what was happenning.
“Mom . . . How come you are here? Why did you come here?”, Samiksha was now woried about the whole scenario.
“You both have a seat first, then we can talk”, Rose told them with a grin.
“We both have decided something for you two”, she informed them, leaving them with increased anticipation. Karan and samiksha looked at each other. Their heartbeats were clearly audible in that silent room. In the spur of moment, a thought crossed their minds – are we together for the last time?
Maria looked at Rose and finally said,
“You both will have to take a break from your work. Wedding rituals have to be performed in a proper manner, that’s why.”
“But aunty . . .”, Karan swallowed his words and realised what he had just heard. A smile appeared on Karan’s lips and Samiksha just got up and hugged her mom. She was in tears, of joy and thankfulness, to her universe. Karan also embraced his mom with wet eyes, as he had got the biggest happiness of his life, Samiksha.
they all had lunch and Karan went back to the office along with Samiksha. Rose was very excited about her son’s marriage and didn’t want to leave any stone unturned while preparing for the same. Maria was equally excited for the same. Both sat down and talked their hearts out. It was a miracle that two ladies who weren’t in talking terms till yesterday, where chatting quite cordially, today.
Back at the office, Karan and Samiksha gave this good news to Aarun. He hugged Karan and congratulated both of them for the same. After he left the cabin, Karan smiled at Samiksha, and pulled her close to him.
“Can we do some work now, Mr. Employer?”
“Hmm, I have employed people for the same”, a wicked smile escaped his lips as he said this.
“In that case, I have to leave at once. I am your employee, sir.”
He had a wide smile while saying, “Not anymore. Now you are Mrs. Karan Valenti.”
Samiksha pushed him slightly away and teased him.
“Madam, I am going to be a very demanding husband, mind it.”
“My first one is . . . you know I have a vast business to look after. I need minimum . . .”, he counted with fingers and finally spoke,
“Five children, to look after it.”
Samiksha burst out into laughter and he was wondering why.
“May I know the reason for this giggle baby.”
“Sir, you know how much pain a woman has to go through during childbirth? Back to back, five . . . In that case, after our fifth kid, I will have to say bye bye to you, forever, mister”.
Karan kept his palm on her lips and hugged her tight.
“Don’t you again say those words Samiksha. I don’t want any kids.”
“Karan, I was just joking. Nothing is going to happen to me ok. Don’t worry”, and she hugged him tighter.
Their marriage took place with few people, and their friends.
“Good catch Sammu”, teased Jummy. Karan and Samiksha were looking heavenly in their wedding attire.
Rose and Maria blessed their kids and thanked the Almighty for all the happiness they had in their lives. Karan and Samiksha were ready to enjoy their wedding bliss, and to start a new chapter of their life.
(After 8 Months. Present Day)
Karan rushed to the hospital, as he got a call from Rose. On the way, his restless mind could not refrain from calling her.
“Mom is Sami alright? When did the labour pains start? She was alright in the morning. Is she . . .”
“Relax Karan. She is absolutely fine. Maria is here. Jummy also is with us. Don’t worry at all. And most important, we have already admitted her here a day before. So no worries at all. Relax and come safely”, Rose assured him.
Samiksha had conceived already when they got married and hence, just after the span of 8 months, a new joy was going to enter their already beautiful lives. Karan was unmanageable and super excited when he got the news of her pregnancy. He took utmost care of Samiksha during these months. He made sure her most minute wish was also fulfilled. Getting her ice creams, tamarind, jaggery and what ever she demanded due to her pregnancy cravings, had become Karan’s priority. He did not allow Samiksha to disappear from his sight at all.
After sonography it was discovered that, Samiksha was carrying a triplet. Three beautiful symbols of their pure love were growing in Samiksha’s body. Karan became the most caring husband ever and made sure Samiksha gets what she wants even before the wish was on her lips.
As she had three lives within her now, her smallest wish had become his command.
One night, she woke him at 3 am
The 9th month had started, and due date was nearing. Karan happened to get the best deal of his life till date, but he had to travel abroad for the formalities. First he was reluctant for going but Samiksha persuaded him not to miss this golden chance. With lot of convincing from her side, he finally agreed to go. But when he was about to return, Rose gave him a call and informed that Samiksha was admitted in hospital as per Doctor’s instructions, just for safety measures. And the time since he heard it, Karan was restless and took the first flight back to Mumbai.
The day for which
Karan and Samiksha had awaited since 9 months had finally arrived.
As he reached hospital, he rushed to the required floor.
“Mom, how is she? Did doctor say anything?”, Karan was worried for Samiksha.
“Relax Karan, she is in best hands. You know Dr. Angel. She has made sure our Samiksha is relaxed and safe. Don’t worry. The good news will be out anytime”, Rose told her son.
He hugged her and Maria.
“Don’t worry aunty, Sami will be fine”, Karan told Maria.
“My dear, I am not at all worried for her. She is fine. You relax ok. We two have seen how you have treasured my Miksha in these past months”, Maria told proudly to Karan.
“Karan, you have been the most caring husband I have ever seen. Don’t worry, Sammu is absolutely fine”, Jummy hugged him pacifying his disturbed mind.
Finally Dr.Angel appeared from the Operation Theatre. And Karan ran to her.
“How is my Samiksha?”
“Relax Karan. And triple congratulations to you and to you also Rose, Maria”, Angel looked at the women and told.
They were eager to hear the good news.
“Samiksha has delivered two babies already and one is on the way. Its a miracle that she had such a safe and almost painless delivery. I believe, when you have an extra ordinary caring husband, these miracles do occur”, she informed them all.
Karan’s eyes overflowed out of tears of happiness. He thanked God and Dr.Angel.
“Doctor please. I want to be in with her. I can get this permission right?”, Karan requested Angel.
“Well it is possible. Um . . . come here”, Angel took him with her.
“Mom, I . . .”
“Go dear. Be with her”, Rose told Karan.
Karan was fully sanitised
and was given a sterilised uniform to be wore in the OPD. After completing the formalities, he was ready to go in.
When he entered the OPD, he was in tears to see his Samiksha bearing the pain on the Operation table. Even after Angel assured him that Samiksha has much lesser pain, he was worried like hell for her.
The moment he saw her face, he went near her. As she was conscious, Samiksha was also relieved to see her husband next to her in this crucial time of her life. They communicated with eyes, as usual, and each conveyed to the other the same message,
‘I am there for you’.