Shehnaaz woke up in the morning and found Sidharth, standing in front of the mirror in a black coat suit. He was wearing the watch around his wrist. It seemed like he was getting ready to go somewhere. Shehnaaz got up from the bed after removing the duvet and sauntered to him.
“Good morning, Sidharth.” She whispered and hugged him from behind, smiling. Sidharth closed his eyes to feel her touch. Her touch brought a huge smile on his face.
“Good morning, my star.” He wished her back and kissed her hand before turning toward her. Both gazed at each other, having a smile on their face.
“Are you going somewhere?” She asked, raising her eyebrows.
“I have an urgent meeting in the office and I have to go.” He spoke looking down and she immediately understood that he was lying.
“You can’t lie to me, Sidharth. Tell me where are you going?” She asked making him look at her after cupping his face. Sidharth was taken aback wondering how did she catch his lie.
“I am going to talk to Mukti and Cabir.” He sighed and told her the truth.
“I will also go with you. You said that we would fight it together.” She entwined her one hand with him and her eyes were looking at him.
This was the only reason that he had lied to her before, he didn’t want her to go with him. He didn’t want his star to bear their anger. She was not any a condition to handle them.
“Star, You need rest and you can’t take the stress. I promise you, I will handle them.” He assured her, putting his one hand on her face and he squeezed her other hand which she had entwined with him.
“I know, you will handle them, Sidharth. But this fight is both of us and I don’t want you to fight alone. I want to be with you in all this.”
“I can understand you, but now for me, your health is more important. You are not going with me because you need rest.” He led her toward bed by holding her hand. Shehnaaz didn’t argue with him.
“Okay baba, I will take rest but first, let me get fresh. Can I go to the washroom ?” She asked pointing her hand at the washroom when he was laying her down on the bed. He smiled and nodded his head. She chuckled getting up from the bed.
“Give me ten minutes, I’m just coming.” She spoke before going to the washroom. He smiled in response.
Sidnaaz were sitting on the dining table and they were having breakfast.
“I just hope they will understand. Tomorrow Shivansh is also coming back. I am so worried.” She uttered worriedly, staring straight.
“Don’t worry. Everything will be fine, Shehnaaz.” He reassured her and placed his hand on her hand which was kept on the table. He squeezed her hand slightly to assure her that everything will be fine. She looked at him and smiled faintly. He smiled back and then he fed her the oats with his hand.
“I wanted to go with you,” Shehnaaz spoke when Sidharth was covering her with the blanket.
“It’s okay. You just take care of yourself. I will be back in a few hours.” He kissed her forehead and she closed her eyes.
“Sidharth, I forgot to ask about Rahul. Has he been caught ?” She asked holding Sidharth’s arm and her eyes were filled with fear.
“Not yet but you don’t worry, my house is fully secured. If you are afraid then I won’t go.” Sidharth spoke, putting a hand on her face and blinked his eyes.
“I am fine now, Sidharth. You go and all the best.” She said after kissing his forehead.
“I love you my star.” He confessed touching his face with her.
“I love you more, Sidharth.” She confessed back and they closed their eyes. They both got lost in each other for a few minutes.
Then Sidharth left after instructing Sujata to take care of Shehnaaz and to give her medicine after one hour. He didn’t want to go leaving her alone but it was important. He had no other option.
Sidharth was twiddling his thumbs and stamping his feet, sitting in the hall nervously. His eyes were looking at the floor and he was waiting for Cabir. A maid had gone upstairs to call him.
“Sir asked you to go because he doesn’t want to meet you.” Sidharth stopped stamping his feet and closed his eyes dejectedly as he heard the words of the maid. He was hurt because his close friend didn’t want to meet him. He wanted him to listen to him for once.
He sighed dejectedly and stood up from the sofa after nodding his head at the maid.
“Sidharth, wait.” He was strolling to the door but stopped immediately as he heard the voice of Mukti from behind. He instantly turned around.
“Come with me to my room.” As she uttered, he nodded his head in response. She strolled to her room and he went behind her.
“Thank you so much for giving me a chance to explain my side story.” Sidharth hugged her tightly as they reached inside her room. Mukti didn’t hug him back because she was disappointed with him.
“Just one chance.” Sidharth broke the hug and Mukti said in a stern tone. Sidharth slightly nodded his head looking at her.
Sidharth took a deep breath and asked her. “Mukti, do you really think that I will hurt Shivansh intentionally?”
“No.” As she spoke while nodding her head, Sidharth sighed with relief.
“That’s the only reason, I am giving you a chance to explain. Because I know how much important Shivansh is for you.” She added.
“Mukti, Shehnaaz doesn’t love Shivansh and she never did. She didn’t tell him the truth because she didn’t want to hurt his feelings. She was thinking that one day she would love him, but that day never came but she started falling for me. Shivansh is just a good friend for her and nothing else…” Sidharth finally started telling the inside story to Mukti. First, he wanted to prove Shehnaaz innocent because Mukti was thinking wrong about his star.
“But then why she married Shivansh ?” Mukti asked, cutting Sidharth’s words in the middle.
“Because her family was forcing her for the marriage and she had no reason to say no to Shivansh for marriage because he was perfect. Shehnaaz thought that one day, she would fall in love with him.” Sidharth tried to explain her in the best way.
“This is what, Shehnaaz has told you, right?” Mukti asked and her eyes glinted with anger. Sidharth instantly nodded his head.
“She lied to you. She was so happy with Shivansh, I saw her. I never felt like she was not happy with him. Open your eyes, Sidharth and see, she has trapped you in her fake love. She is playing with both of your heart…” Mukti again started making him angry. How could she blame his star?
“Mukti, do you trust me ?” Sidharth asked suddenly making her quiet.
“I trust you, Sidharth and that’s why I am here with you.”
“Then, believe me, Shehnaaz is not that type of girl. I will explain to you everything.” Sidharth said, holding her arms.
“If you have come here to justify Shehnaaz only, then I am sorry, I don’t want to hear anything, you can just leave,” Mukti spoke angrily after removing his hands from her arms. Sidharth was shocked to see her reaction. She was hating Shehnaaz so much and it was hurting him a lot.
Will Mukti understand Sidharth?