Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dewdrops- Chapter 20

The engagement function was grand. Arnav had insisted Aman that everything should be perfect for his Bhai and it had been. Payal's parents were happy and proud of their daughter. Even though initially they were worried about the difference in social status, soon they understood Raizada family gave much more importance than social outlook to their son's happiness. Akash is a gentleman and a loving human being; they could see how much he was in love with their daughter. The whole Raizada family was in for celebration. The ring exchange function was a lovely ceremony where the love birds both shy, looked at each other with a shy smile exchanged the rings with a promised to be married soon.

There was a party following the ceremony, it was during that time Nk finally got Anu alone. He had seen her earlier arriving with Payal. They both had exchanged a look, hers a concern filled one searching him and she gave a small smile of relief while Nk was delighted to see her. He hadn't seen her after their farm house trip. He had wished to see her many times in the past days and in fact had almost dialed her number but then stopped himself. He didnt know what she thought about him, what is her opinion about him or whether she feels something special for him.  For the first time in his life Nanda Kishore Singh Raizada didn't want a girl to think that he was a flirt and was trying to get her attention. He wanted her to be the special girl in his life, the one whose face he could see in the moon.

 On the other hand, Anu had been greatly relieved to see Nk. When Payal  had mentioned to her about NK's accident, Anu had insisted that they go to hospital to meet him then. Payal had informed a terrified Anu that NK is fine and is at home, not hospital and that Payal can't visit Raizada Palace now since her engagement is near, it won't look nice if she visited them now. However, Payal had assured Anu that NK is perfectly fine and not in danger but she was quite surprised by Anu's strange behavior but she didn't comment on it. Payal knew past few days Anu had been itching to ask about NK. She didn't know what was brewing between them and what shocked her more was Anu never cared for any guy in her life but then why was she so much concerned about NK's welfare. Yes, it was true! Anu had never cared for a guy in her life, after her father had deserted her mom, she had no high opinion about men. In her teens she had seen how much her mom suffered the society whims about being a single mother, a divorcee and her hatred towards men sky rocketed. She had been a tough nut for guys. However, she didn't know why NK mattered to her, she was distraught with worry thinking about him. It's true they met only few times but those times he had been able to get through her, able to revive the young girl full of dreams within her, he had been able to make her smile and laugh. She had seen his genuine care for his sister, his easy manners and charming smile had made her heartbeats go a little bit faster than their normal rate. But she was on her guard, her resolution- "never fall for a guy" was still on but she cared for NK. 

"I thought you would call on me, to check whether I am fine" NK told her as he came to her side.

" I heard you were in no danger, but was asked to rest properly. Hence thought not to disturb you. Though I had texted you" she replied with a friendly smile.

" yup! I did receive a "get well soon" but we being friends I expected...." he didn't complete the sentence. He hid his disappointment behind his smile and continued " yes as you see, I am fine and doing great, I should add that it's only once in a while I get Khushi to do my biddings. Hence I enjoyed the royal treatment and pampering". He finished with a smile but Anu understood the words unsaid and her heart accused her. 
Arnav called out to NK and as he turned to leave, Anu on a impulse caught his right hand. NK was surprised, he looked at his hand which was held by Anu and looked up at her face, she looked like struggling to form words. 
NK let out a small laugh and said "you look like having a constipation problem with words like my dear Naanav! Is it so hard to say a sorry?"
 Anu was shocked and embarrassed " how did this guy read her mind?" she wondered but she quickly let go of his hand and rearranged her face to a haughty expression and said "sorry? Why should I be sorry? And I got no problem of forming a sentence. I can do that perfectly".

NK smiled and while walking towards Arnav's side he turned back and said " yes I can see that, you can lie perfectly" and he winked at her with a heart melting handsome smile. As he was walking backward facing Anu he didn't see that he was crashing into Viren who in turn stumbled into his wife Anjali upon the unexpected collision with NK. 

Anjali lost her balance when her husband suddenly and unexpectedly tumbled over her and they both fell but Viren turned her suddenly so that she was saved from hitting the floor. Since they fell over the plush Arabian carpet, viren's back was saved, he could see Anjali was still in her shocked surprise and hadnt realized they were the object every eyes in the room was watching. He teased her " Anju, I wouldn't mind getting lost in those beautiful black eyes of yours, but I prefer the privacy of our room". His words brought Anjali's face looking around and she suddenly realized their awkward position.

NK helped her and Viren back to feet while mumbling " Di, Jeeju I am terribly sorry I didn't see you." but then he smiled and continued little loudly "But you guys got to thank me! Because of me you got a romantic moment in public". Anjali to get over her embarrassment caught Nk's right ear "behave!" she was flushed but then smiled fondly at her cousin when all began laughing including her husband at the funny accident.

Khushi was laughing at her twin's comment which made her Di blush. She hadn't noticed Arnav coming close to her. He stood next to her and was trying hard to find the exact word and voice it to her. She turned suddenly and saw Arnav standing next to her, having a battle with his mind which caused her eyes widen in surprise.

" hey!" she called out to get his attention and waved her heavily bangle cladded hand in front of him. "hi!" he replied and smiled at her. After Pavan arrived, khushi was really happy and had even forgotten that she was at cross with Arnav. "Di and Jeeju stole the show tonight from Akash and Payal by their accidental falling on each other. Di is still blushing" khushi was chatting away to him looking in Di's direction". When he didn't reply she turned to look at him and caught him staring at her.

When he saw she was looking at him he said " you..u ..are.." he throat went dry. Arnav Singh Raizada never complimented on his models looks or beauty. A curt nod from him is the highest compliment they can ever get. Hence when such a man is trying to voice out a sincere remark to a lady he always cherished, he didn't know how to do it plus he was at loss of words. " I am what Naanav?" her question with that curious eyes made his confusion worse. She was so many things to him, most importantly his oxygen, his life but what he intended to say to her now was that she was radiant as sun and that he couldn't keep his eyes off her. But the words which jumbled out of his mouth didn't made any sense, though khushi caught a malformed word which almost sounded like "beautiful". Arnav was furious with himself for not being able to stay a word straight and Khushi's amused staring at him was making him slightly nervous. He turned around to stalk of to his room and regain his confidence to pronounce loudly what he wanted to convey to her. But her soft voice stopped him and made him turn out " are you trying to tell me that I look beautiful? " she asked him with her twinkling eyes. He was relieved as well as surprised, she understood what he wanted to tell her but he wished he spoke that neatly and clearly to her than blurting it out incoherently and she trying to clarify it. When he didn't reply but stood there deciding whether to agree or not, khushi smiled widely and crossed the distance between them on a impulse and on tip-toe placed a quick kiss on his right cheek leaving him stunned as if lightening striked him. she moved away still looking at him with her mischievous as well as lovely smile while he stood looking at her, a handsome smirk forming on his face.

On the other side of the hall, Pavan just finished talking to a business associate and turned abruptly bumping into someone who crossed his path. He reached out and caught the arm of the person to prevent the fall.

He looked up to see the face and he felt stunned. A pair of sparkling black eyes with thick lashes surrounding them peered at him equally surprised. Who is this new entry? Wait and watch...

Author note : Sorry guys...I will update the pictures later..I wrote this during a 4 hour journey, have not proof read..kindly bear with the mistakes..last two paragraphs were written in hurry hence the full impact of arnav-khushi, pavan- ....?? :-) will be continued in the next chapter..with pictures..no idea about the next update when it will..kindly excuse...put forward your suggestions and opinions..


  1. it was an awssum update....one f d best i had say...today mirning only i was stalking ur link fr updates...thanksss fr d pm...cont soon....falling hard in love wit dem its amazing...hw u have given each character its screen space....

    bdw m massu91 frm if

  2. Looks lik love is in teh Air
    Sabko pyaar ho raha hai n koi na koi mil raha hai hehehe

  3. Thanks alot Maya. Enjoyed reading it. Appreciate that despite your busy schedule you updated. Eagerly waiting and hoping that the next update would clear some of the questions like who did Pavan meet and all :) Great Effort Overall :)

  4. thanks for the PM

    nice update

    love is definitely in the air for all the couples

  5. wow the new char entry was sperb.wat a meeting.i was remembered abt 'aniyathipravu'.*wink*

    arshi scene was pretty.loved it.it wasnt much but yet i liked it.also anku was also good.actually arshi's left us toe curling.anku's was realistic n i felt a bit sad for nk.but loved anu n her confusion.u r giving their track imp for the first time.
    also anvi scene was pretty.i mean it was an unnecessary fall but u cud create charm out of it.good job.

    loved viren's cute dialogue to his wifey,kushi interpreting arnav's dialogue n arnav's curt nod to model*wink*,anvi scene,anku scene.

    hey even if u said it was a short one it was food.u brought four pairs almost well.

    in substance i loved anku scene.for entertainment i loved anvi.for love loved arshi scene.n heart beat raising loved pavan-ahem scene.

    u've pulled all well.cant say wich is my fav.really wen i decide it is anku i think wat abt arshi,then wat abt pavan-ahem.so im confused.so all r good.n im impressed once again fully.

    n on spl note loved anu.can understand her n her sitation well.thanks for giving her n anku relation something.


  6. Maya - even minus the pics a great read !!!
    Well done ... smashitupsobti x

  7. Amazing chapter Maya, you have a nice way of putting forward your thought. Loving it <3

  8. thanks for pm
    it was osm
    arnav give complement to khusi

  9. Maya, thanks for the update! :)

    I have a doubt- dint Arnav announce his engagement with lavanya as well?? if yes then why aren't they getting engaged?? Separate function maybe?

    Khushi and Arnav are way too comfortable with each other! She actually kissed him! ! That was beautiful!

    So loving the NK- Anu scenes!! <3
    They new entry is for Pawan?? It'll be good to see him living his life after living it for his family for so long!!

    Great update man! Thanks for it, despite your busy schedule! Really appreciate it! :-)

    Jameelah52- IF

  10. did you make Pavan bump into Lavanya?? that would be awesome.. they would make a great pair.. she is lovely girl and deserves to be loved by someone like Pavan..

    loved the part..

    NK has a female version of Nannav as his future girlfriend.. that makes sense both the twins having Nannavs heheheheh.. NK is so cute; so is the struggling Anu.

    Arnav-khushi's lil scene was super cute; oh on-impulse kiss.. what is khushi trying to do? kill the guy.. he is struggling with just complementing her.. how is he gonna take that? bacche ki jaan legi kya???

  11. love is in d air !!
    akash-payal...anjali-viren....nk-anu....khushi-arnav...n now pavan too !!
    i wonder if its lavanya...

  12. Loved the update!!!! I can't wait to read about who the girl is!!!
    nazibah (I-F)

  13. Fantastic Update!!!

    Really like that ur focussing on all the characters!
    Who is d new entry? Could hav left a few more hints!

    NK-Anu & Arnav & Khushi! <3

  14. thanks you! Khushi kissed him hehe


  15. OO...so nice of you maya di...to take out time inspite of ur busy day!!! Its made the day...!!!
    to say i just loved the update...
    Understanding...that's wat ur update today was of ...
    nk for Anu's words and Kushi for Arnav's words...
    oh my...waiting to know who s that new entry

  16. Already read and commented on this one. I seemed to have had missed the update before this one and hence asked you about the engagement! Now it's clear because Arnav and Lavanya have already discussed about this.
    I am
    overwhelmed to be back! :)

  17. hey maya amazing story but i cant access to chapter 23 and 24 yaar.this is one of my favourite story.pls give access.

  18. haha that was an amazing update... NK is just too good :D him n anu are good together
    loved the scene btw Anjali n Viren and Arshi :D