“Actually Angel , I was trying to convince him for something. I can’t tell you because it’s a surprise for you. If you still have doubt on me , you can check my phone records.” He said taking out phone from his jeans pocket. He forwarded his phone in front of her and she was just looking at him , having guilt in her eyes. She was feeling like to kill herself. She was angry from herself for doubting him. She could have talk to him first.Tears were still falling down from her eyes which were now of guilt.
“Now why are you crying Angel ? I can’t see tears in your eyes. Please stop crying. If I knew that my small joke would bring tears my angel’s eyes, I would have never joked. I am sorry.” He said , holding her face while his thumb was wiping her tears. She was looking at him unbelievably. It was her fault , she doubted him but still he was apologising from her without any fault. He was making her feel more guilty by doing this.
“How are you so good ? Why… ? How.. how can someone be so nice ? I doubted you , you should be angry with me. But Instead of getting angry , you are apologising from me. Why ?” She asked unbelievably , holding his shirt’s collars. She was still crying and her tears were breaking his heart.
“Because I am not angry with you. I am just a bit disappointed because you could have came to me and asked me about all this. But it’s fine because I know from next time , you will not repeat this , Right?” He asked , raising his eyebrows. She nodded her in yes , still crying in guilt. She murmured I am sorry. She cried silently, resting her head on his chest. He let her cry for few minutes , wrapping her in his arms. She felt better in his protective arms and stopped crying with in a minute. She felt safe in his arms like she was in her home. She wanted to make his arms , her permanent home.
“Now feeling better?” He broke the hug and asked , holding her face. She just nodded her head in yes.
“I think you should change. You are shivering. Change it fast or else you will catch cold.” He said concernedly and she again just nodded her head. At that moment , nothing was coming out of her mouth. She was still feeling guilty and not understanding that what she should say except sorry.
“Come , I will help you.” He said , holding her hand and turned to leave but she stopped him. She held his hand from her other hand. He turned his face and looked toward her confusingly.
“I am sorry..” she apologised again , looking at him and then immediately looked down in guilt. He was sad because she was still thinking about all this.
“It’s okay baba. It wasn’t your fault.” He said putting his hand on her face and his other hand was still entwined with her hand. She looked toward him through her eyelashes. He smiled and she gave him small smile. His heart felt better , seeing his angel’s smile.Then they both walked outside.
After putting her bag on bed , he was opening it. Nandini was just looking at him. She should be thankful to god for blessing her with the person like Manik. He cared for her a lot. He opened the bag and didn’t understand what he should take out.
“Angel , tell me what do you want to wear ?” He asked turning his face toward her. Listening his words , she came on the earth back. He raised his eyebrows.
“Manik.. I will do this. You should go and take some rest. You must be tired.” She walked toward him and said. He immediately denied to go.
“I am not going anywhere , leaving you alone. Whatever you have to do , do in front of me.” Manik said , sitting down on the bed comfortably. Nandini eyes popped up in a shock.
” I mean , take out your cloth and change inside the washroom. I will wait for you here.” He said and she sighed.
“What you were thinking Angel ?” He asked , raising his eyebrows and again getting up. Nandini looked down shyly , tugging her hair behind her. He loved the way how her eyelashes moved down shyly when he teased her.
“Hmm ?” He pulled her chin upward, holding it with his thumb and his forefinger. She looked toward him shyly and he was smirking. She again looked down. She went to take out her clothes, pushing him away. He chuckled, looking at her. Last time glancing at him , she went to washroom.
Muskan was sitting on floor , opening her all bags of toys. Adiya were sitting on bed , resting their back on the headboard and admiring their little princess.
“Daddy.. mein Tinku ko toh bhul hi gye lana. Bichala ghal pal akele bole ho lha hoga.” She sadly came toward them. After bringing five bags of toys , still she was sad. Adiya made O shape mouth , listening her big problem. Adi picked her up and made her sit on his tummy.
“Don’t worry princess, Daddy will call Raju Uncle and asked him to take care of your toy Tinu.” He said , cubbing her face. Muskan giggled , putting her tiny hand on her mouth. He looked toward him confusingly.
“Daddy , Tinu nhi , Tinku. Tinu ko toh mein lekal aya hoon.” She corrected him and Adi again made O shape mouth. Zoya was smiling , seeing them.
“Toh aap call kal dena vana mela pyala tinku dal jaega akele , haina mumma ?” She asked , looking at Zoya. She nodded head agreeing with her. Adi smiled and kissed his princess cheeks. Zoya kissed her hand. They always felt blessed to have a daughter like Muskan in their life. She made their life more beautiful. She completed them.
Manik was sitting on bed and twiddling his thumbs . Nandini came out of bathroom, changing her wet clothes. Manik looked upward toward her. She was looking beautiful in black Kurti , the falling water droplets from her wet hair was turning him on. She gave him small , walking toward him. But he didn’t smile. He was looking serious. She sat down beside him.
“I spoiled your mood, right ?” She asked , looking at him. He nodded his head in yes , having anger in his eyes. She sadly looked down.
“What is this Nandini ?” He asked showing her the small bottle. Nandini eyes bulged out , looking at it. She forwarded her hand to snatch it but Manik moved away his hand. She looked toward him. He was looking at her , having anger in his eyes. She again looked down.
“You take Anti depressions pills ?” He asked in serious tone. She looked toward him and nodded her head in no.
“I used to take it earlier, before meeting you. After meeting you , they became useless.” She told him , playing with fingers. Manik held her both hands and squeezed them and blinked his eyes to assure her that he is with her. She gave him small smile. He knew , she was lying. She still used to take them that’s why she had brought them here.
“Manik.. I am scared. I am very scared.” She said in serious tone, looking at him. He looked toward her confusingly.
“Scared of what princess?” He immediately asked concernedly . He put his one hand on her face.
She looked down and then again toward him. “Scared of happiness. Today whatever happened , it happened because of my fear. When Everything was going perfectly and my mind was constantly just thinking that.. now something bad would happen..” She told him , getting crazy. She held his head. Manik was looking at her worriedly.
“Relax.. angel. You don’t need to think about all this. One day , your mind will stop thinking all these things. Just you need to move forward , forgetting the past and keep trying.” He said , cubbing her face and made her look at him.
“I promise you Angel. I will fill your life with lots of happiness that you will forget the word pain.” He promised her through his eyes.
“Manik , it’s looking impossible. You are not understanding. I am scared of happiness. More than pain , I am scared of happiness. I am scared that one day you will get change and you will also live me. One day I will be again left alone.” She said disheartenedly , looking down. Manik closed his eyes disappointedly because she was still thinking the same thing which she was thinking on their first meet. Nothing was changed.
“Angel.. then you need to share everything with me . May be after sharing your pain and fear with me , you will feel better and may be I will able to find out solution of your problem. If you want , there is no pressure. I just want to see your happy.” He said while his thumbs were caressing her soft cheeks. She was looking into his eyes which were filled with love. Every time she looked into his eyes , she felt guilty.
“I don’t want to make you more upset by telling my past to you. It will hurt you more than me. I really don’t want to hurt you more.” She said , putting her hand on his hand which was on her face. Her word made him little scared.
“Don’t worry about me. My happiness lies in your happiness. I can bear any pain for your happiness. Please share with me. Please…” he requested her and she looked down , thinking that she should share or not.
“Okay but promise me you won’t cry.” She said , forwarding her hand in front of him. He got shocked a bit. He stared her hand and then toward her. She pointed her eyes toward her hand , asking him to promise her. He gulped the lumps in throat and promised her , putting his hand on her hand.
She took a deep breath , closing her eyes then started telling him. ” I was 18 year old when I met him in college . His name was Arjun. I never knew that falling in love with him would be my biggest mistake. I was a carefree girl and he made me the girl whose mind is filled with negative today. In few months of college day only we came in relationship and passed five years happily.” She chuckled sadly. Her voice was filled with pain. Manik again squeezed her hand. She looked toward him and blinked her eyes , telling him that she is fine.
“Manik You know everything was perfect and beautiful. I never felt like he will.. he will leave me one day. He used to say that he will take care of me until his last breath. He will protect me. I don’t understand that Why I never felt..”
Muskan was sleeping on bed , hugging her teddy while Zoya was arranging her toys which she had scattered in whole room. Adi came out of bathroom and slipped down on the floor because of her toy. Zoya laughed, palming her mouth. Adi glared her , lying on floor.
“Aww.. poor boy.” Zoya said , walking toward him.
“It’s your fault only Mr. Aditya Malhotra. You brought all her toys here.” Zoya taunted him, leaning down toward him and he was just glaring her. Wife’s never leave a single chance taunt to their husband.
Suddenly he pulled her down , holding her wrist and she fell on him.
“Adi.. Are you crazy ? Muskan is sleeping in this room only.” She freaked out and tried to get up. But he held her tightly in his arms and wasn’t letting her go.
“I think , you forgot about your punishment.” She said raising her eyebrows and he averted his face to another side to show his anger. She smiled on his cuteness.
“Aww.. cutie baby.” Zoya said pulling his cheeks. Adi smiled , looking at him.
“I want to tell you something.” He said, tugging her hair behind her ear.
“Can I ?” He asked , she nodded her head immediately.
“You have become so heavy. Tum bhut bhari hogye hogye ho Zoya.” He said teasingly and she started punching on his chest angrily. Adi was laughing.
“And more beautiful, more pretty, more intelligent, more lovely, more cute. Hayee.. ” he said , holding her both hands and started coming close to her lips. Both forgot that their little villain , Muskan was also presented in their room only.
“aap dono niche ka kale ho ?” They both startled , listening Muskan’s words. Adi immediately left her and Zoya got up. Muskan was sitting on the bed , holding her teddy. She was waiting for the explanation , looking them like their teacher.
I know , little boring update.
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Next part will be of Nandini past only. Excited?
Few words for Nandini’s pain.