Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Whispers of Spring.....Chapter 19

Chapter 19

Dr Amar Raina was a longtime friend of Raj. They had trekked together many times in the mountains when Raj would come for his vacations. He had recently shifted back to his hometown after a stint in a hospital in London. His son had taken admission in Naina’s school, so he knew Naina well. He nodded at Raj and smiled gently as he took Naina’s wrist, “How are you feeling Mrs Bhatia?”
Naina grimaced painfully, “Fine, I guess. Though, I ache all over, mostly in my ch…chest. Every breath is a pain.” She felt Raj’s hand on her head, his thumb softly caressing her temple down her cheek. Her eyes stung but she refused to look at him.

Dr Amar left her wrist and picked up her chart, writing something before looking up, “That’s because of the ribs.” He sat down on the bedside chair before looking grimly at Naina who waited for the verdict, “Ma’am, you have a couple of broken ribs and many bruised ones.”
“Yes. I guessed as much. He kicked me…quite a number of times.”
“You also have a concussion and a sprained left wrist.”

As he hesitated, Naina asked, “Go on doctor, what else? Tell me all…the unadulterated version. Don’t worry about how I’ll take it. I have experienced worse injuries than these.” She felt rather than heard a sharp intake of breath above her as Raj’s thumb paused a beat before resuming its soothing motion.

Amar glanced at Raj and noted his friend’s clinched jaw and controlled anger reflected on the clenched fist that was almost white as it rested on the bedpost. The minute he had seen Raj’s traumatized state the previous night he had understood what this lady meant to him. He had silently blessed Naina for making Raj find himself and be open about his feelings. Ever since he had known Raj, there was always a part of him that was shadowed and closeted…a part where he never let anyone in. Not anymore. His caged heart seemed to have found its key in Naina. Last night he had a had a long conversation with his friend, in which Raj had all but bared his heart. He had not budged from Naina’s side ever since she was brought in last night. Amar just hoped that she also reciprocated Raj’s feelings. He would hate to see his buddy getting hurt.

Now he raised a brow in query at Raj, who nodded to him. Amar cleared his throat, faced Naina, and laid down her injuries candidly, “Well, there is swelling and some nasty bruising on your face and multiple lacerations on your legs, feet, arms, and body. Thankfully, apart from the ribs nothing else is broken. The X-rays and CT scan are clean. All you have to do is take plenty of rest, get those wounds taken care of, and take the medicines regularly. I am prescribing you painkillers for the ribs. Feel free to breathe deeply and cough if you want to…Don’t hold back. The medicines will ease out your pain, and the ribs should heal in a few weeks….so will all the cuts and bruises.  The only hitch with broken ribs is that one is at high risk for pneumonia. Stay warm. If you feel feverish or experience weakness and tizzy spells, call me. The swellings will be down in a couple of days.”

Naina lifted her hand to check her face and winced as a sharp pain shot through her chest due to the sudden motion. Raj immediately dropped down beside her and stopped her exploring hand. He turned her face gently and forced her to look at him. Their gazes met and locked. The depth of love in his eyes sucked her in as he whispered, unmindful of his friend, “Don’t. Nothing has changed. You have no idea how incredibly beautiful you are, sweetheart.”

Naina tried to roll her eyes but ended up flinching, “Don’t patronize me, Raj. I know how I must look after the way he hit me.”
Raj brought her fingers to his lips, “Please don’t. I am so sorry. I wish I could have prevented this. Dammit, I should have been there. I should have preempted his move and sensed that the fire was a tactical ploy.”

Naina stared at him as a single tear rolled down his left cheek. That single tear did her in and she had a complete meltdown of her resolve. She was already guilty of blocking him from her heart and hurting him, but she would fry in hell if she allowed him to feel guilty of something he could not have prevented. She reached out her hand and wiped it away, lifting her lips in a bid to smile and lighten the mood, “Now that’s surely a first one for me…a soldier who cries. Don’t let Adi see you like this, Colonel. He will never forgive me for making his soldier hero cry.”
His eyes red due to a sleepless night and stress, Raj blinked at her unexpected teasing, and slowly smiled, “Who says soldiers don’t cry? Mind what you say, Ma’am. I can sue you for being sexist.”
He grinned even as Amar chuckled aloud before getting up, “I am with you on that pal. I’ll testify if required.”
“Bah! What’s this? Display of buddy bonding? You scratch my back and I scratch yours!”
Amar laughed, “Beware my friend! The lady is spirited.” Then sobering down, he said, “I salute you Ma’am. Not many women…hell, not many men could have done what you did last night. I am so happy that my son is under your tutelage. And now, I have to go. Anything else you want to know?”
“Naina. Please call me Naina. Just one thing. My head feels as if a ton of bricks are resting on it.”
“That’s because of the sedatives. You must sleep now. And oh! The police were here for your statement. I told them to come later in the evening. OK?” He smiled before rushing off.
“He is a good doctor.” Naina said drowsily.
“He is a good friend.” Raj got up and sat on the chair Amar had vacated. He held her hand, rubbing her wrist just where the crepe bandage ended.
“Go home Raj.”
 “No chance. Sleep Naina. I am not going anywhere.”
He thought she was drifting off when she spoke.
“Raj.” Her eyes fluttered as they got heavy.
“When the children come, don’t let them inside the room.”
“Tanu will get scared if she sees my face.”
“She won’t. She has already been here and has kissed you.”
“What?” She pried her eyes open with difficulty, “She was not upset?”
“Initially she was. I told her that you fell down when the bad man was chasing you. Adi did the rest. He picked her hand and made her stroke your face and kiss you, telling her that if she did that often, your hurt will go away faster. She must have done that four to five times before they left.”
“Adi did that?” Her eyes spilled over.
Raj leaned forward and wiped her cheeks, “Don’t cry, sweetheart. You should be proud of him. That’s one hell of a boy we have there. He was so poised, proud, and controlled, all the time talking with beeji and nanisa, and playing with Tanu, keeping them busy and distracted. He cried only once, when he saw you last night. He has been OK after that.”
“I am guessing you have something to do with him calming down.”
“Well! I had a man-to-man talk with him on our way to the hospital. That’s about it.”
“Mmm! Raj?”
“Sleep Naina.” He cupped her cheek.
“Yeah…just one more thing.” Her voice tapered to a slurry whisper as her eyes closed, “Don’t blame yourself. It wasn’t your fault……You saved me….My hero. I lo….” She couldn’t fight the drugs anymore and fell into a deep sleep.

Raj smiled as he caressed her face, “I love you too, my stubborn brave Naina.”

Naina awoke to gentle strokes of hair. Before she opened her eyes, she knew who the hand belonged to. She would recognize the soothing, maternal touch anywhere. She fluttered open her eyes to find beeji looking at her moist eyed.
“Oh Naina! You gave us such a scare. Never do that to me again beta. I don’t know what to do without you. For a moment this old woman saw complete darkness.” Beeji sniffed lightly.
“I am fine beeji. Your love and blessings always surround me like a shield. Even God would think twice before separating me from my mother a second time,” Naina smiled. “Your daughter is a tough girl beeji. I can take a few knocks. You should not worry about me so much.”
“You cannot take that privilege from me. How are you really feeling?”
“Like I have been hit by a canon and still survived a war.”
“You have indeed won the war Naina. I am so proud of you.” She bent and kissed Naina’s forehead. Placing a hand on Naina’s heart, she said, “Now all you have to do is fight that final battle with this little thing that’s beating here. Listen to what it says. Maybe what you are thinking will happen is all your fear. Maybe your fear is completely unfounded. Have faith.”
“Beeji, what are you…” Naina’s breathing hitched as she realized what beeji meant. But then beeji didn’t know. Her chest constricted with emotional pain, which had nothing to do with the broken ribs.

The door opened bringing to a stop whatever Beeji was going to say. Raj walked in, looking fresh after having shaved and bathed and put on a fresh white shirt and jeans, “I am sorry. Did I interrupt? I’ll come later then. Naina I wanted you to know that the hospital had a call from the police station. They will be here in half an hour.”

Beeji straightened up and walked to him, “It’s OK Raj. I was about to go down and get the kids. Ranima has taken them to the park next to the children’s ward.”
“Beeji, get them after the police leave.” Naina called out.
“Raj you need to go home and rest for awhile. I’ll stay with Naina tonight.”
“Absolutely not beeji. I am fine. You have been under a lot of pressure and need a proper rest. Moreover, with Naina here, Adi needs you to be with him, even though he is being all brave.”
After beeji left, Raj moved closer, “Hey Gorgeous! Slept well?”
“Yes. Did you go home?” Raj smiled inwardly. She might be all vocal about sending him away, but her face clearly betrayed the disappointment at the thought of his leaving her.
“No, I didn’t. I freshened up here only. Nanisa brought me a change of clothes.” Then suddenly serious, he said, “I did say I won’t leave. There’s no other place I want to be.”

Naina’s eyes clouded over and she shook her head, “This cannot carry on Raj. I respect your feelings for me. I value your friendship so much that I cannot even begin to quantify it. I won’t risk it by giving you false hopes. You need to step back. I wish I could love you back. But I can’t.”
“Can’t or won’t?”
“Same thing.”
“No Naina. It’s not the same thing. Do you know what nanisa told me the other day?”

He bent down and kissed her forehead before sitting down. It took every ounce of self-control for Naina not to throw herself into his arms and cling to him, feeling his arms around her, making all those memories go away. She knew she needed to discourage him when he kissed her or held her hand, as he did now, but she savored this touch knowing she would not have even this for long. Maybe a few minutes more…just a few.   

Her eyes took him in greedily as he spoke, his eyes on her…always on her, “Nanisa has a pulse on my emotions where you are concerned. A few days back she came to me after dinner. We were chatting when she said, “Raj, a lot of good things happen to us in this life, of which very few are what we call the best things. And the best things in life are worth the risk. Finding your true love and your soul mate is one such thing that is worth fighting for. Are you likely to get hurt? Sure. Are you scared to take the plunge, fearing you will break into pieces when you hit the ground?  Absolutely. Yet, let me tell you something Raj: You still take that fall, because you believe. Within you somewhere you hold the belief that before you hit the ground you will fly.” ”
“I don’t understand.” Naina frowned. Where was this going?
“Even I didn’t get her initially. But when she explained, I realized she was spot on.” He played with her fingers while speaking, “Naina, you remember that day when we went to the zoo, we saw this baby parrot being pushed out of the nest by its mother?”
“Yes, that was so it could fly. The mother birds often have to do that.”
“Right. Sometimes we are like those baby birds…afraid to risk a flight because we are scared of falling. But then those birds almost always find their wings and fly before hitting the ground. We will fly too, sweetheart. We should not be scared to take the plunge. Sometimes taking the risk begets the greatest reward.”

Naina’s eyes welled up. He had such faith that “they” will happen. It broke her to see him so buoyant about their future, “Raj, don’t waste your emotions on me. They are too precious.”
He turned her hand and dropped a kiss on her palm, “Sooner than later you will fly my sweet, I promise you. Just let go. I won’t let you fall.”
Naina stared at him…saw the love in his eyes and felt it in her heart. This wonderful man…who had captured her soul and her very being. She didn’t deserve him….No, he deserved someone who was not contaminated by her past….who didn’t carry a baggage of images that were hard to erase. They will hover over him like a dark cloud till one day he would stifle and break through to reach for a little sunlight. He would be revolted. He would leave. She was that sure.

He saw the doubts gathering in her expression, and said, “Don’t think too much, Naina. Accepting love is often scarier and more threatening than giving it is. Whatever is stopping you will cease to exist when you realize that what is between us is far more potent and pure than our fears. This connection will inspire us to become more fully who we are. It will happen Naina…as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow. Just have faith. I shall wait for that day. And yes, one more thing.”
 “What?” She whispered, his words resonating in her heart and mind.
“I love you,” He smiled brightly, and her world burst into colors. She couldn’t help but feel the warm glow of his positivity and was beginning to smile back when there was a knock. Amar came in with two policemen.

The police officers looked too stiff and intimidating to Naina in her vulnerable condition. They stood staring at her for awhile, as Amar instructed the peons to arrange chairs for them. Raj had helped her sit up after arranging pillows behind her. One policeman had absolutely no expression on his face and had cold, icy eyes, which he directed at her; the other had a habit of shifting his eyes all the time, first on her, then at Raj, then at Amar. Naina immediately dubbed them Icicle and Shifty. After taking her statement, they said they have to put few questions to her. Naina nodded and submitted to their questioning.
“What was your relationship with the deceased?”  Icicle queried.
“I was married to him seven years back. I was his second wife.”
“When did you last see him?”
Naina gaped at him. Was he serious? “Last night, of course.”
“What Sir meant was before last night.” It was Shifty.
“Then be specific please. I saw him after seven years.”
“Did he molest you, ma’am?” Icicle’s tone never changed.
“What the hell? What kind of question is that?” Raj was furious and had jumped up from his chair.
“It’s a pertinent question Sir, given her apparent injuries.”
“You people forget I was there. And I have already given my statement.  Nothing of that sort happened.”
“But you reached there after a few minutes Sir. Anything could have…”
“No.”  Shifty stopped as all eyes turned to Naina. “No, I was not molested. I was not raped. I was not sexually harassed. I was only beaten like an animal.”
Amar stepped in beside Naina on the other side, “I can confirm that. Anything else? My patient needs rest.”
Icicle looked at Shifty, “Did you take it down? She was not raped.” Shifty nodded and scribbled on his pad. By this time Naina was livid. They looked as if everything else she went through was less in suffering quotient just because her body was not sexually violated.
“If you are done, please leave.” Raj had had enough of the two. He slipped in his hand into Naina’s. Shifty raised his brow. Raj stared right back.
“Just a moment Sir. We are only doing our job. I still have a couple of questions left.” Icicle said without looking at Raj.
Raj nodded, “Keep them short.”
Icicle turned to Naina, “If you were estranged, what did he want from you so urgently that he was ready to kill for it.”
“He wanted to take my son away from me.”
“His son, you mean.”
That did it. Naina’s eyes blazed, “Are you deaf? I said My Son. That man was not the father.”
“But why would he want to take your son if he was also not his son?”
“You are the detectives, right? Go do some detecting of your own. I shot that monster in self-defence, and I don’t regret it.”
“Is that all, Ma’am?”
Naina gripped Raj’s hand tightly before saying in a saccharine-sweet tone, “Well, let’s see. I was slapped, punched, shoved, dragged, pushed, kicked, and almost beheaded. I guess that just about covers the whole incident. Good day Gentlemen! I would have loved to say it was nice meeting you, but I’d be lying.”
Shifty shifted his eyes to his pad. Icicle cleared his throat, “We are just doing our duty, Ma’am. Didn’t mean any offense.”
Naina sighed, “Yes. I know.”
Amar showed them the door, “No more questions officers. You have agitated my patient enough. She needs rest.”
Amar closed the door and whistled, “Whoa! What a pair of idiots. I am going to have a talk with the Commissioner. No way am I going to allow such badgering of my patients by the police department.”
“They were irritating chauvinists. How come the forces have such biased people like Icicle and Shifty?” Naina huffed .
“Icicle and Shifty?” Both parroted in unison as they stared at her.
Naina looked sheepish, “Yeah, that’s what came into my mind as I saw them.” She smiled as Raj and Amar guffawed.
Amar looked at Naina with admiration, “You handled them well, Naina.”
Raj smiled, “That’s my girl. Those jokers didn’t know what hit them in the end. I am with you in that talk with the Commissioner, Amar.”
Just then the door burst open and Adi and Tanu burst in. Beeji was right behind with nanisa, “Slow down you two. You shouldn't run in a hospital.”

As Raj watched Adi hug Naina gently mindful of her injury, followed by Tanu who stroked Naina’s face and gingerly planted two pecks on her cheeks, he felt a tug. It was Amar, who was signaling Raj to follow him out.
In the corridor, Raj turned, “What is it Amar?”
Amar looked speculative, “Raj, I was watching the monitors when the police questioned Naina regarding Adi. Her BP shot up like crazy.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean Naina was visibly agitated over that line of query, but she was definitely more shaken within. That question shook her.”
“It’s understandable. Naina was always scared that Manmeet will stake a claim over Adi, and she may lose him.”
“Maybe. Nonetheless, call it a doctor’s instinct. Naina is hiding something that is causing her grave mental anguish.”
Raj looked over at the end of the corridor for a few seconds and then back at Amar, “Naina has been seeing a visiting psychiatrist here, Dr Sujata Sinha. Do you think I should talk to her?”
“I think you should. She is due here in a couple of days. I’ll set up an appointment for you. Naina’s good mental condition is imperative for a speedy physical recovery.” Amar stepped up and gave Raj a quick hug, “I have to go. You stay with her. She needs you.”
“Not as much as I need her.” Raj whispered to himself as he saw Amar stride away.
To be continued………..  



  1. Hey another great update. It was worth waiting. I loved every bit of it.
    I feel Naina is hiding something big which prevent her from admitting her love for Raj.
    Amar is a good doctor and a friend.
    Those kids they are really adorable.
    Naina how much you try Raj won't take the defeat in the battle of love.

    1. Hey Kate....Thanks. I was worried that the break may have diluted the tempo of the story, but you guys are wonderful. You have been so gracious about my disappearance. Thanks a ton.

      Naina is a wonderfully strong person, yet there is something from her past that she thinks has tainted her so much that it has left her unworthy of Raj. She thinks she is protecting Raj, but is she? She is basing her thinking on lot of assumptions.

  2. Indu that was one amazing update that was totally worth the wait. I love the way that Raj does not get disheartened when Naina tries to distance herself from him but instead he shows her that he is for the long run. I also love that despite resolving to push him away, Naina can't seem to complete that task. Amar and Raj's friendship was a nice touch along with Naina's response to the police. Absolutely loved the kids in this scene especially Naina refusing to let them see her only for Raj to assure her that they have and they still see her as the beautiful woman she is. Fantastic job on this one and can't wait to see what is in store next.

    1. Thanks Saf....It took me a few days to settle down after the long break (the first long one in 7 years). But it was worth it. Thank you for waiting up and welcoming me back with such amazing feedback.
      We are on our final leg of the story. Naina is in a dilemma. She cannot let him go, yet she cannot let go of her fear regarding his expected reaction. She can't do without him, and her sense of righteousness won't let her pull down the final barrier. Here fears have convinced her that once that barrier is down, and she is completely exposed, Raj won't even look at her.

  3. Aww such an awesome update Pal.....Welcome back from your vacay Dear, hope u had a great time *hugs*

    Love every bit of this chapter, Raj the very optimist who believes in a future now that he has gotten over his demons knows what Naina is going through and isn't letting her push him away even though he knows her true feelings :-):-):-)

    Yes Naina has got some real scars on her soul that only Raj can help heal if she opens up to him, i'm glad that Amar picked up on the fact that Naina's demons are so huge that they still frightens her just by the mere mention of a word and asked Raj to look into the matter..

    Raj whispering to himself was the best "Not as much as I need her" <3<3<3

    Can't wait for the next installment....Keep rocking Love! :) xo

    1. Aww thanks pal *Bear hugs back to you*....The much-needed vacation was super. Had a fab time. Six not-so-young couples and longtime friends got together and had a blast. :)

      Raj and Naina are at a stalemate at the moment. Raj won't give up, and Naina won't stop pushing him away. She thinks she will be able to compartmentalize her feelings for Raj, allowing friendship but turning a blind eye to the deep connection that goes much beyond mere friendship.

      So far Raj has let the matter be, hoping that Naina would herself open up. However, she is not revealing anything. Considering her physical as well as emotional vulnerability at the moment Raj has decided to take matters into his own hands, and dig for more info.

      Love you back. :)

  4. oh that was another spectacular update indu di ..........just u r way too best at ur writings di ............
    i just cant imagine how strong women naina is......just kudos to her will power....and raj as i already said he can be the bestest patner soulmate naina can ever get.........but i m so aware now that there r many issues naina has to seetle down to herself to the society......and but she had to pour her heart out to raj now he deserves to know her and help her ............

    just envisioning their eternal love............god had created them for be as nainaraj both r incomplete without each other.......

    and amar i see a doctor at his best and friend at his best in him......so glad that all r nice people around naina raj.......

    and beeji she is truly a motherly figure to naina in all ways.........and yup naina was right god cant seperate them and cant betray naina yet again......

    lovely children...........loving the innoncence of tanu and mature nature of ypung boy adi......just fell for him totally today how bravely he handled the whole situation and with wt naina had to go through.....i m so proud of naina s upbringing......

    and yes fun part in this entire update is the names u choosed for polis icicle and shifty......hehe.........
    but yes i disgusted with their questions too to some extent.......

    and yes i too feel like amar that naina is hiding something something very big and i completely accept her saying that manmeet was not adi s father i think i have guessed by now that who is actually adi s father.......but still waiting to see whether that was the disgusting fact or not .......

    and waiting for more di as always.........

    amazing fantastic and excellent update indu di /.....
    love u

    1. Rosey, you are such a generous sweetheart. Love to read your reviews. Thanks my dear.

      Naina is definitely a strong girl; unfortunately, she is also very strong with her convictions, howsoever misled they may be. In this case, she may be completely misjudging Raj's depth of feelings for her. She has taken for granted that whatever has happened to her in the past has the ability to make Raj turn away from her. She is scared she will lose even his friendship and so cannot let him in and tell him all. Gosh! She is being selfish and unselfish at the same time. What a dichotomy?

      Glad you liked Icicle/Shifty part. That's a throwback to my teenage years. My friends and I would always end up providing nicknames for the buswallahs, the shopkeepers, the college staff/others, or anyone we interacted with whose name we didn't know. :)

      Love you back Rosey. Stay smiling.

  5. Great update. Usually in stories after the bad guy is killed, there is a happy ending will an happily ever after. But it rarely happens in real life. Cause there are always after effects.
    Though Maneet is dead the misgivings and doubts in Naina's mind is not dead. I think for Raj this battle to make Naina accept his love is more important.
    Nice name icicle and shifty.

    1. Thanks Bharathi.

      I have always respected the way you get what I really try to express. Indeed Manmeet being alive or dead was never the major issue. Naina could have handled both, and she had. She never allowed Manmeet to have too much power on her and so her inner strength never wavered when he was concerned...and she gave him a fight till the end. But Raj is another matter. The very though that he might reject her altogether once he comes to know everything is making her push him away in a bid to prevent a heartbreak from which she could never recover. She knows that she won't be able to handle revulsion in Raj's eyes.

      Remember it's all about bringing back Spring in Naina's life. She keeps hearing the whispers, but the dark winter still engulfs her so much that she is unable to she is unable to break out of the shadows and welcome the beautiful sounds and colors of Spring.

  6. AMAZING! yet another beautiful update.. definitely worth the wait.. the injuries sound gruesome and painful.. depicted the whole thing well.. felt so real.. the gentleness of raj and the kids.. wonderful.. raj is so possessive and in love it is awesome.. love amar's character..
    omg.. the police officers were a bunch of losers.. loved loved loved the way naina handled them.. strong woman she is..

    definitely super curious about what she is hiding and why she keeps pushing raj away.. what has she gone thru that she is so sure that he would leave her if he knew about it? I cant imagine.. I hope you reveal that to us soon.. it definitely has to do with adi and her in laws as a whole.. not only manmeet..

    anyway.. hope you are all settled back into your routine.. getting back from vacation is always tough.. thanks for the update.. will eagerly await the next part..

    take care..
    Ruchi (princess4120)

    1. Hey Ruchi...Sorry for the delayed response pal.

      Thanks a ton. Naina is thinking from her point of view, based on the kind of men she has come across, that is why she is pretty sure that Raj will be disgusted with her once he comes to know about her.

      I have settled back. The vacation was as refreshing as it was meant to be. See ya. Take care. :)

  7. Amazing update Indu, it was worth the wait. Manmeet really damaged Naina. :( Naina is one strong lady and deserves a salute as Amar said. Aww Raj loves Naina so much. Adi is very sensible love that scene with him, tanu and Naina.

    Waiting for the next chapter! :-)

    1. Thanks Abie. Indeed Naina is a strong person, yet she is insecure about Raj's feelings, taking for granted that his love will fly out of the window once he knows what happened to her.

  8. Wonderful update i ndu ,,,it was worth the wait,,,loved every bit of it
    Naina is really a strong lady ,,she is still hiding some thig big from raj
    Raj love naina so much,,wow
    great job dear,,waiting for the next part

    1. Thanks pal.

      Raj's love is for keeps. Naina just has to trust him on that.

  9. Phenomenal Indu! Since Manmeet wasn't Adi's father, was he a product of incest or another scoundrel? I think that Raj is unable to see clearly pieces of Niana's hidden fantasies and unshared longings woven into every fibre of her being due to myopic astigmatism. Once detected,by using a wavefront analyzer during a comprehensive eye examination, he'll be able to rectify the situation.

    1. Hi Surish....Thanks hun. That's a lovely analogy, as always. Yup, Raj just needs a clarity of the situation, then only he'll be able to deal with allaying Naina's insecurities.

  10. *SIGH, Don't know if u can still read this and forgive me for always commenting late on ur update..

    My mind is not working, pls bear with my use of words (my English in short)..

    It was fabulous dear, worth the wait!
    Naina was slightly healed physically but not mentally and emotionally.
    She haven't escape yet the huge fears that was penetrated on her.
    Forcing her to keep distance w/ Raj!

    But Raj don't give up easily.
    Thanks to Amar for letting him know that Naina was hiding something.
    Wonder what was it, I bet this has something to do with Adi!
    Who is his real father?
    Is she raped by someone related to Manmeet?!
    Let's see..

    Btw, you made me grin reading about Icicle and Shifty. Kinda weird duo!
    And I love the part of Naina's convo w/ Beeji and Raj telling about the kids..

    Shall await for the next update..

    Take Care, MizYah! :) ♥

    1. Hey Barbie. Loved the post. Sorry for the delayed acknowledgment. *Indu holds ears*

  11. di u didnt still approve my comment ..:(

    1. Oh dear ! I am so sorry. I hope I have not upset you too much. Forgive me (**Di holds ears**). I was waiting for the weekend to get through all the responses.

  12. a man supporting his friend wants best for his buddy who has lost a lot or you can say faced a lot in his life another who is supporting his life his love who had faced lot of troubles still come up as fighter and lady she admires and conquered his heart and soul
    Well that what i can describe from amar and raj
    Naina well woman i can say hats off now words will spell her aura
    and then raj did fab job with adi n he with tanu i must say its difficult for a soft hearted princess too see her angel so distraught but i guess they have been brought up so well that they taken it wisely
    my saviour my hero my lo... well beautiful one
    in beeji and naina conversation best part i like as true mother knows her part she indicated naina too listen her heart beats for n here he is
    well love this stubborn man and betrayed
    Si your wise word may be here raj for naina but somewhere for me to i too have try may be even i will fall but to move with more pace .. hopefully amen
    well this tw cops were really a piece haan wat are they really just doing their duty man but aahan as raj said thats my gal she kiched them out woooowwww good one hmm
    amar said i guess right now lot of more things to be concluded picture abhi baaki hai mere dost hmm so will cu soon di tc ..love ya..


    1. Hey Riya...Another spectacular review by you. I have run out of words to thank you. I so love reading the chapter from your unique perspective. Thanks pal.