“I forgot to tell you that the receipt I found of the ring is very old, and hence lettering is not clear.”
Samar announced leaving all in a little dismay.
“Don’t worry dad, we will figure out something.”
“I hope we get the ring back, as I wish that it is back again on the finger of its rightful owner.”
Samar looked at Suniti with deep love filled eyes as he said these words.
Karan and Samiksha exchanged a glance, naughty and filled with commitment at the same time.
“So let us get ready to go back to Panjim. I have to resume at my job and Samiksha too will have to get back at her cake shop.”
“Yes. But I wish to see the dream wedding of these soulmates first, that too at their dream destination. Mayem Lake. Right ma?”
Suniti blushed in response and rested her head on Samar’s shoulder.
“In that case I will talk to my boss and get everything worked out. Now let us get ready.”
Everyone started packing to go back to Panjim.
All of them
entered Benny’s office in the morning with excitement and joy.
“Oh ya Karan. Am glad to see you all. Please have a seat.”
“Hello Benny. Same feelings. Meet my dad, Mr. Samar Khanna and my mom Mrs. Suniti Khanna.”
Samiksha and Suniti were startled at this introduction. Needless to say it made them happiest people in the world at that moment.
Samar spoke, “Hello Benny, without waste of time I would like to show you the proof you need from the owner of the Lover’s Ring. Here is the receipt and Suniti”, he looked at her and continued, “show him your photos with the ring on.”
She gave him the photos and they all waited for Benny’s verdict. He scrutinised all the papers and photos and thought for a while.
“Hmm. I agree this photo shows the ring on her hand, um but duplicates are easily available you know of such, rare precious ornaments. I have seen this ring. Its one of its kind and, era.
The diamonds embedded, the pearls placed and gold used in it are so precious, we have to ensure that the claimants are real, and not fake.”
On this statement, Samar gave a stern look and tried to speak, but Karan stopped him.
“Did you see this receipt?”, Karan pointed at the paper on the desk.
“I did see. But the letters are so blurry you know. I think even you can notice it.”
They all looked at each other
and Karan spoke ultimately.
“Sorry to say Benny but its understood that after so many years the paper will be not in its original condition. And there was a storm few years ago in Bikholim. Unfortunately water splashed on a part of our house and it damaged the things inside cupboard. The paper got damaged in the very mishap. Regarding the photo, its clearly visible that its the same ring.
“Finally, there is a virtue called faith. Do you really think this man is lying? Making false claims?”
“Karan relax. You know world doesn’t work on the basis of emotions and feelings. It works on grounds of solid proofs and witnesses. These pictures and paper are not enough to prove that this ring belongs to Mr. Samar.”
There was a silence in the room.
Samar let a sigh and spoke.
“Can you describe the ring? I mean if you have seen it keenly, you should be able to do this without any hesitation.”
Benny let out a laugh and continued,
“But of course sir. As I said before, the diamonds, pearls and gold used are rare and costly.”
He turned around the ring and looked confidently at Samar.
“That is all? Any other details of it?”
Benny turned the ring around and scrutinised it with his magnifying glass.
“Sir I think you are trying to confuse me with your words. I described it as it is.”
Samar smiled and looked at Benny with a strange calm and resilience.
The silence in the room mystified even more.
“Dad, what are you talking about?”, Karan could not hide his agitation.
Samar smiled and spoke further after keeping his hand on Suniti, who was panicked by the series of questions and doubts.
“The ring has a secret opening”, he announced.
Benny looked once again at the ring and laughed, but nervously this time.
Samar asked positively to Benny.
“May I see my ring?”
Benny was even more nervous now and handed over the ring to Samar.
Every pair of eyes were focussed on Samar as he acquired the ring from Benny.
Samar looked at the ring and twirled it around with a twinkling smile.
He carefully handed it over to Benny again.
“I would like you to see it yourself.”
Benny straightened his tie and asked, “What?”
“The unique feature of this ring which only I and the maker of this ring know.”
All were anxious for this exciting revelation made.
“And what is that?” Benny asked with anticipation.
Samiksha gave a curious look to Karan.
Samar said firmly, “See the centre of the ring from beneath. It has a opening. Go on, open it.”
Benny fidgeted with his fingers and somehow managed to find the opening of that ring. It did exist.
“Open it. You will find a note inside.”
Benny did as asked and was shocked to find one inside. Samar continued,
“The note reads
. . um but that is for the owner of the ring. Only she has the right to see those words.”
He gave a romantic look to Suniti, “Isn’t it love?”
Karan and Samiksha smiled at each other romantically on the intensity of the situation. Samiksha gestured Karan as if to signal him that he should take tips of romance from his father. Karan nodded as if he read her thoughts.
“Will you hand over the ring to its rightful owner?”
Without a word Benny did as asked.
“The note is for you love. Go ahead. Read it.”
Suniti carefully removed the note and unfolded it. It read,
‘I belong to you
My Dear Suniti’
Suniti’s eyes filled with tears of joy as she read the heartfelt note by Samar.
“Well. Benny, if you need another proof, I can bring the maker of this ring here. In fact I had planned to do so, but I thought this is a matter of people and hearts, and not mere a lost found treasure.”
“No sir, that won’t be needed. The ring definitely belongs to you. Here is its case.”
Samar shaked hands
with Benny like a true gentleman and they left the office with relief and joy in their hearts.
They headed back to Bikholim. After proper planned preparations, took place the dream wedding of Samar and Suniti at their dream destination, Mayem Lake.
Karan and Samiksha entwined their fingers and saw their parents unite in the blissful atmosphere blessed by Almighty Himself.
“Hmm, what is your dream destination wifey?”
“I am not yet ok, your wifey”, giggling Samiksha replied.
“I too wish to marry here Karan.”
“You could have told me this, and we would be standing next to our parents, exchanging vows my love.”
“No Karan. I wanted this moment to be just theirs. Look at them. Soulmates do exist. And they look like these”, Samiksha spoke wiping of her tear of joy.
“I love you so much, Samiksha.”
“I love you too Karan.”
The lovers embraced in the back drop of two soulmates, who were united eternally just before few minutes. Fighting against the odds of fortune and destiny, they had re discovered their love. Destiny plays. But soulmates find each other, no matter what. The four souls were drenched in the bliss of happiness and love in the serene place, their hearts echoing . . True love triumphs.
Coming soon . . Her Abductor. Stay tuned.
3 thoughts on “Concluding Part – Woven Fates”
Beautiful story. Interesting. Eye catching. Waiting for yet another beautiful story. God bless you. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for such a beautiful story. 😘😘😘❤
Thanks a lot sis❤