The soothing aura of the scenic beauty of Mayem Lake in addition to the presence of the lovers was just breath taking. Angels arrived there in the disguise of butterflies to witness this view.
“Samiksha, I wonder sometimes how we arrived here. We barely knew each other. And now, we are bonded, forever. Isn’t it magical?”
“Yes Karan. When I saw you at Benny’s office the other day, it did surprise me. How fate brought us together, co incidentally.”
“Hmm. I agree. But Samiksha isn’t it strange that your mom is a claimant of the same ring which my dad claims as his?”
Samiksha lifted her head from Karan’s shoulder and eyed him curiously.
“I never gave this thing a thought Karan. How can a thing belong to two people?”
“Um unless they are related.”
Karan and Samiksha dwelled on the words they uttered just now and pondered.
“Karan, what proofs do your dad have? For the ring I mean.”
“I haven’t seen yet. In fact after returning home we both were supposed to look in this matter.”
“What about your mom?
Did she show you the proofs for the same?”
“Yes she did show me her old photo in which she has wore the ring. Its quite visible that its the same ring as shown in the TV.”
“Then I am rushing back to my home Samiksha. I don’t know why, there is some mystery about this ring. I mean related to our parents. Don’t you think so?”
“Even I have started getting butterflies in my stomach now. You go home and ask your dad the details. Its 5 pm now. We will meet later or call alright.”
“Alright. Done then. See you later.” He hugged her tight and both left from there in car.
As soon as Karan reached home, he made his dad sit down.
“What is it son?”
“Dad, what proof do we have that the ring belongs to us?”
“Hmm. There is a concrete receipt, of the shop from where I purchased it. Here it is.”
His dad handed over a paper to him, which Karan saw keenly.
“So you gifted it to . . her?”
Karan had a smile on his lips when he enquired.
“Yes son. to my soul mate, who unfortunately was not your mom though. After I gave this ring, as I told you things tooks a wrong turn. After promising her to meet at our usual destination, I failed to do so. She must have thought I betrayed her. My heart further sank into a sea of guilt and grief when I got the sad news.”
Karan could not control his anxiety.
“Which news dad?”
“I tried to reach her after that night, when we decided to elope and marry. But got the information that she left the place permanently. It was not the end of my despair. Another news reached me, which changed my life.” He paused and continued,
“That the ship in which she was sailing with her father sank due to a storm. Inspite of my efforts to find her whereabouts, I failed. I assumed she also became the victim among the people who got drowned in that accident. That is it.”
After a silent pause, Karan asked him,
“Do you know the name of the ship in which she was sailing?”
He replied after few seconds, “Maria.”
Karan started accumulating the facts and tried to figure out the co incidences that occured in series.
“Dad, what if she survived that accident?”
“What? How can you say this? No one knew her whereabouts. Why did you say this Karan?”
“Because there is one more claimant for the Lover’s Stone.
“Who? Tell me Karan.”
“One woman. She is my friend’s mother, and has claimed that the ring is hers.”
Karan could hear the thudding of his father’s heart in the large living room. He placed his hand on his father’s.
“Dad, what are you thinking?”
“Karan, what if she is my . . No I don’t think this is true. Maybe I am overthinking due to anxiety.”
“Dad, relax. Do you want to see her?”
Without a second thought his dad answered, “Yes dear. Now.”
Back in Sirigao, after returning home Samiksha had barged in to meet her mom. She made her sit on the sofa and looked curiously at her.
“What is it Princess?”
“Mom, what if you found the love of your life again?”
“What are you talking about?”
“I mean the first love of your life.”
“Samiksha what stupidity is this?”
“Its not stupidity. Its a simple question.”
“He had betrayed me Sam.
I will never forgive him for what he did to me.”
“But do you know why he did not turn up that night?”
“What are you trying to say?”
“Why could he not make it mom? Are you aware of the reason?”
“What was his name mom?”
“Samiksha I need to finish the house works”, saying this she tried to get up but Samiksha stopped her.
“Tell me his name mom, please.”
“Samar. Samar Khanna.”
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Amazing story. Very anxious to read further. Eager waiting for the further story…god bless youdear sis ❤😘😘
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