Passion... The Buried Secret

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Mar 12

Character sketch (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 2 times)

Hey,

I hope there's still someone to read the story. Do please respond or else it get difficult for me to update.


As demanded I am giving character sketch not exactly character sketch but who's who type outlining of characters.


Piya/Priya Azaad - she is my favorite character with layers. She is seen bubbly but will have layers in her character. She is the daughter of Rishab and Madhubala. You can imagine Sukirti kandpal playing as Piya.

Mahi/Mahira Azaad - She is the daughter of Asad and Zoya. She silently observes and have good understanding. Plus mature too. Surbhi jyoti is Mahi and Zoya both.

Arav Azaad - He is son of Arnav and Khushi. You'll understand him through story. 

Abhay Raichand - Played by Vivian d sena means look a like of Rishab. His is son of Raichands.

Armaan Malik - I like writing this character. He has layers like Piya. You have to read story to know about his character. Karan singh grover is Armaan malik and Asad both.

You might think why i gave same faces then this is because I am actually recreating the old pairs since as a parents they won't ve much in screen. Besides you can imagine the older with beard and old look so let the new generation recreate their magic.

More characters will be added but just for short period these are just to clear confusion.


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Mar 12

Chapter 9 - New turn (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 4 times)

Chapter 9 - New Turn



It was a new morning, the trauma of last night was long gone especially for Piya. The fact was, Piya wasn't even affected by accident, as others were, she was all cool about it particularly happy, for she thought she met her Prince charming. 



Everyone was having their breakfast, Piya was the most spirited one. Madhu looked at Rishab gesturing him to talk to Piya but he just shrugged. Madhu glared him but he showed ignorance. Madhu felt helpless, she looked at Khushi for help. Khushi gestured her towards Arav. Madhu eyes lit up at Khushi idea and she turned to Arav but then she remember how would she communicate to him when he blocked all the powers.



"Piya... I think you shouldn't go college." Madhu said herself finally



Piya looked at her startled. She wasn't ready for it. 



"No mom I want to go, I have to go" Piya replied desperately



Arav watched Piya and then looked at Madhu who gestured him to talk to Piya.



"Piya... I think mum is right, you should rest today." Arav looked at Piya



"I don't need any rest. Am perfectly fine. I am going today, that's it" Piya replied stubbornly



"Mum why are you troubling yourself with this stupid. She'll be fine, don't worry" Mahira looked at Madhu



"Whom did you call stupid?" Piya looked at Mahira angrily



"You, who else. I don't think any sane person will try to kill herself" Mahira shrugged



"You.... I didn't try to kill myself, you idiot" Piya rebuked



"Yeah, that's why we couldn't reach you eh?" Mahi replied sarcastically



"That wasn't my fault. You were not finding me properly" Piya shrugged



"Awesome!" Mahi rolled her eyes on Piya allegations



"That's it, guys, let's go" Arav stopped the two and stood up



"But Arav.." Madhu looked at him worriedly



Arav gave a nod gesturing that he'll take care of Piya.



"Kiddo, Mahi, you both are coming with me in my car" Arav said looking at the two seriously



"What but why?" Mahi and Piya whined



"Because Piya car is damaged and I want we go together, I can't trust you two, not anymore" Arav replied



"But that's not my fault! I drive yesterday too remember when we were finding her" Mahi tried to justify



"That was because only you can locate, I don't have those powers and we couldn't have reached her on time" Arav shrugged



Mahi heart sank, she wanted to drive herself, driving was Azaad's passion.



"I can drive safely, my car is not damaged and am not drunk like her so why should I get this punishment?" Mahi whined



Arav sighed, shaking his head.



"Mahi, it's the matter of day. What's problem if we go together?" Arav asked this time calmly



"Fine! But I'll drive back to home, okay?" Mahi asked with hope



"Don't even think!" Arav replied walking away leaving two sulking sisters



"Just for today, Mahi" Zoya looked at Mahi who was most sulking one, Piya was silent as she knew her car was damaged and she can't do anything but to obey her elders though she didn't liked it a bit



"Fine!" Mahi stood up



"Let's go, crying baby" Piya said sighing



"Yeah drama queen" Mahi retorted back



Both glared each other but then sighed and walked out together.



Khushi smiled watching them going.



"I wonder when will they grow up?" Khushi said



"I think, never" Madhu sighed



"But it's pleasing to see their bickerings, something we all forgot" Zoya replied with a tinge of sadness, so much had changed they forgot to fight, they forgot their fun after Arnav death



Khushi was reminded of something, she looked at the four and thought about the matter revolving in her mind. She wanted to tell them but then she decided otherwise. She stood up silently and left for her room.



Zoya and Madhu eyed her going, they exchanged glances. Both stood up and walked to Khushi room, Asad and Rishab noticed something amiss and decided to follow the girls.







Piya smirked seeing T standing at distance with her friends. She called Misha and discussed her plan with her.



"You'll pay for what you did Tanushree Anbolkar" Piya smirked evily



"Hey T" Piya called



T looked at Piya in horror. She wasn't expecting to see her in college, at least not today. She gulped as she knew Misha must've told her about her plan.



"What happened, T? Did you saw some ghost you are all pale" Piya said innocently, touching her cheek



T jerked in reality and pushed Piya hand in reflex.



"Why are you so angry?" Piya asked confusedly



"Anyways, I came to thank you" Piya said smiling



T was confused, she narrowed her eyes.



"Thanks why?" T asked



"You helped me yesterday, that's why" Piya saw T was confused and was giving weird looks, she smiled inwardly



"Just because of you I could race and I just enjoyed it fully, thank you so much" Piya said hugging T surprising T to core



T composed herself, hiding her surprise, and started to show off.



"You know Piya I really liked to help people" T smiled looking at the students watching them



"That's great! Ahh, I remember I got a gift for you, for helping me, I think I forgot in corridor can you come with me so I can give it to you?" Piya said smilingly



"Sure!" T beamed with attitude



Piya smirked and walked with T towards corridor. T was all lost in her attitude and didn't notice Piya using her phone and messaging Misha that they were coming.



Piya outpaced T and gave Misha signal standing at side. As soon T stepped in a particular corner of corridor something sticky fall on her and she was all drenched with some stinky material.



T whined and shouted for help. Her friends came running with other students watching the show. 



Misha and Piya laughed at her condition and hi fived.



"I hope you love my gift stinky T" Piya laughed



"You.... I'll not leave you" T gritted



"First clean yourself. By the way, this thing you know it also has gum mixed so it will take some days to come out and sadly you won't be able to change your clothes too" Piya laughed and told T



T was distressed, she looked at the laughing students and then at Piya.



"Why did you do it?" T whined



"I should ask you that, T? What did you thought I'll forgive you for planning my accident? I thought you are mean but I never thought you'll fall so low, T. For now be thankful that I didn't police complaint and yeah never mess with me again" Piya said dangerously



T looked down ashamed and humiliated. She ran away from there.



Piya shook her head watching her going. 



Armaan was amused watching the scene. He thrust his hands in his pocket and smiled.



"So, that was why angry princess was in rush yesterday! Running for this smart girl, eh" Armaan said in mind thinking about Mahira, and Piya revealing about accident



"Hello, move mister" Armaan heared and looked at the girl, it was Piya he raised eyebrow



"You are standing in my way, move" Piya said with attitude



"You know, you are smart but it was a dumb attempt of talking to me kid" Armaan said



Piya chuckled amused. She looked at him tauntingly.



"You know you are handsome but it was dumb thinking that I want to talk to you, uncle" Piya retorted back in same tone



Armaan raised his eyebrow, surprised and impressed.



"Now move, you are blocking my way" Piya said annoyed



Armaan moved in side, giving her way, and watched her going. He smiled, impressed. Girls run behind him and here these two sisters they aren't even effected by his aura such a phenomenon.







Zoya and Madhu looked at each other seeing tense figure of Khushi pacing in her room. They stepped inside but Khushi didn't noticed them, she was lost in her own.



"Khushi" Zoya called softly



Khushi jerked from her thoughts and looked at them startled.



"Do you want to tell us something?" Madhu asked touching her shoulder



Khushi looked down, biting her lower lip in nervousness. She looked at Zoya and her eyes met with Zoya scrutinizing gaze. She nodded, they would know anyway.



"I believe, Arnav is alive" Khushi said slowly, looking at their reaction



"I know I'm saying this from years but this time, this time I felt him. He is somewhere I don't know why he isn't coming but...." Khushi stopped she looked at them and sighed



"Remember, Madhu, Rishab said you 'I let you kill me' I felt at that right instant he can't kill himself. Why will he kill himself? He would've cried, been sad for killing his father but he won't have killed himself, there was something in his eyes when he had smiled at me and left my hand. He killed his father for us then why will he leave us when he know I can't live without me. He wouldn't have done that with himself, with me. There was something that made him to do it. We should know what it is?" Khushi said making them all think about her words



"Do you, both, do you think he was that weak to kill himself? No, he was strong of all of us and he loved us lot more than himself that's why, that's why he killed his own father, for us" Khushi said, pain was evident on her face and eyed



Zoya felt like someone shook her. She could feel every word Khushi said and it made her think of their own decision. She looked at Madhu and saw same expressions.



"We didn't find his body, why? Why there was no body of his found? The whole place had crashed but there wasn't a sign of Arnav, why? Why was his existence removed like he never exist?" Khushi said again, desperate and despair



Khushi wiped the tears that fall from her eyes.



"I have felt him lot of time, Zoya Madhu. But I thought it's my imagination but no he talked to me, he told me about danger just the night before accident, it can't be coincidence. Dark world, it isn't removed completely, and it is the thing stopping Arnav. I have felt someone watching us just like those days when Demonio was on our hunt and then this Arnav warning... he is connecting to us... Dark world still exist.... I have to find him, I have to find where he is, I have to know what happened to him.... I don't care if you guys help me or not but I'll search, search for him, search for the evidences" Khushi said determined



Zoya and Madhu were thoughtful. They realized Khushi was right. They looked at each other and then turned to Khushi.



"Khushi, we are with you. We believe you. You are right, we should know what happened to Arnav, why he did what he did and where he is? And if you felt someone watching you just like those days then Arnav did warned you, danger is reaching us and I think this time it's our kids in trouble" Zoya said solemnly



Khushi smiled, tensedly. She was happy they agreed to her but the mention of their kids in trouble made her feel restless and scared.



"We are also with you, Khushi" 



Khushi looked up to see Rishab and Asad standing at door, heared everything probably. They entered.



"We are with you" this time Rishab said



Khushi smiled tearfully and hugged him. He hugged her back with tears in his eyes. He couldn't deny his brother love, not anymore, he was tired of denial.







Laughters and giggles as Piya told the story of her revenge on T, sitting with Arav and Mahi in a corner.



"You should've told us, Piya. We missed the show!" Mahi pouted



Piya giggled. She was proud of her revenge.



Arav watched her with admiration. He smiled lightly.



"I don't wanted to spoil my plan by telling you, I mean what if she would've noticed you" Piya replied proudly



"We aren't clumsy like you" Mahi replied



"I'm not monkey like you" Piya stick out the tongue teasing her



Mahi sighed rolling her eyes, no one can win from Piya.



"Hey Piya...." 



Piya turned to see Misha calling her. She smiled gleefully and gestured her to come.



Misha shook her head and ran to her. She stood at some distance showing her back to Arav.



Arav looked up to see Misha standing with her back to him. He was... disappointed.



"Let's go to canteen" Misha said



"Canteen! Why?" Piya asked confused



"To get something for you." Misha replied rolling her eyes



"Me!" Piya raised her eyebrow



"Of course you stupid. And am hungry too" Misha said dragging Piya with herself



Misha dragged Piya with her without looking at Arav even for second. Arav was sighed, he never thought Misha would ignore him and he would feel sad like this.



"See, she ain't that bad, she takes care of our brat so much" Mahi spoke, watching him



Arav glared her. He was tired of Mahi rants about Misha, he was already feeling guilty and Mahi words were like a salt on his wound. He stood up.



"Stop telling me she's nice. I don't care about her!" Arav gritted trying to control his rage arisen from the mixture of sadness and guilt



Mahi was surprised. She could see more than just fury in Arav, that was surprising for her. She watched him going, with scrutinizing gaze.



"Something is terribly wrong!" Mahi sighed, standing up and left from there



Piya was talking with Misha when she noticed sudden change of atmosphere. She looked around to see everyone murmuring and whispering. She narrowed her eyes.



"Something is going on..." Piya claimed



Misha shook her head, not again, something was wrong with this Azaad family, she mused. 



"What now?" Misha exclaimed



Piya eyed her sharply. She didn't like when someone doubt her abilities or shows disapproval.



"You don't trust me, eh?" Piya crossed her arms



Misha sighed.



"I trust you but your sometime strange behavior, it spooks me" Misha clarified



Piya eyes showed glint. She liked it.



"Wow! Misha Dobriyal and scared, something pleasing to hear" Piya laughed



Misha jaws dropped. She was never ready for Piya that reaction. Piya is really unpredictable, Misha concluded.



"Now, let's go and see what is gaining so much attention of college" Piya said standing up



Misha nodded and the two left canteen to see what was happening.



Black, shining, luxury car moved passively in parking lot of Mount College, gaining the students attention. It had became a tradition, every new entry in college and the whole college will be onlooker.



A young boy walked out with glasses as his mask. He walked with a sinuous grace making every girl drool on him and every boy jealous of his unmatched attraction.



Piya came there with Misha and was thrilled at the sight of everyone's eyecatcher. Her face beamed as she held Misha hand tightly and almost screamed in excitement.



"OMG!!! I just can't believe my stars!" Piya said speechlessly



Misha gave her weird looks. She had a feeling that Piya had lost her mind. 



"Are you fine?" Misha asked concerned



"Never before! Mish, he is my savior!" Piya turned to her happily



"Are you sure? I mean he's face is alnost mask, how can you be sure that it's him besides you met your savior for a few minutes to remember his face so clearly and identify him" Misha spoke her doubt



"I don't fall in love to forget him, Misha" Piya snapped



"Okay." Misha gave up muttering something under her breath



Piya thought to follow him, Misha too thought she would do that, but then seeing everyone following him Piya decided otherwise. Much to Misha surprise, Piya stepped back and leaned on the wall, carelessly.



"You aren't going to follow him?" Misha asked observing her



"Nope! I'm not like those sick girls to follow him, c'mon I love him so I have some dignity. I'll wait for him to finish his work, am sure he must be going to principal office, after that I'll meet him. I shouldn't made him feel uncomfortable by doing such dirty acts of following" Piya shrugged and replied with attitude.



Misha was amazed by her answer. She smiled.



"That's like my friend." Misha said patting her own shoulder



Piya raised her eyebrow, amused.





Mahi was standing in a corner, checking her phone. There wasn't anyone around and she didn't bothered why though she had almost guessed it, there must be some gossip going on where everyone must be present, and she was right too.



Armaan was strolling, observing the surrounding when his eyes fall on Mahi. He was amused and surprised at same time. He had saw everyone whispering of some new guy and rushing to watch him. He thought everyone must be there but he was surprised by Azaad's. None of them was caring for who the new guy was, something different.



He watched her standing at sone distance until he saw her narrowing her eyes, sensing his presence, and looking straight at him. He realized she had became aware of his eyes on her. He smirked. 



Mahi was infuriated on seeing Armaan. She didn't knew the reason, maybe her failures was inducing fury. She walked away almost passing by him when she felt a tug on her wrist stopping her from going. She turned to see Armaan holding her hand. She narrowed her eyes and looked at him. 



There was a different feeling as Armaan stood holding her wrist.



"Excuse me?" Her voice was accusing as she moved her hand and he left her too



She turned to go again when she heared him speaking to her.



"Its quite surprising!"



She was confused on his words and turned to see him with confusion in her eyes.



"Initially, you find ways to talk to me and then yesterday you bumped on me in attempt to talk to be probably. And today you are ignoring me, isn't it surprising?" Armaan asked with a loopsided smile, he was teasing her, it was all lie he knew



Mahira flamed up. She didn't liked his allegations.



"Don't give yourself that much importance because you aren't that important. I don't find any need to talk to you or ignore you so you better stay away" Mahira retorted back



Armaan laughed and looked at her amused.



"Do you think I want to come near you?" Armaan said standing close to her where there breaths fanned their faces



"You are absolutely wrong. I just wanted to tell you stop playing your games on me" Armaan replied looking directly in her eyes



"I think it's not me, playing games on you but other way round. Holding hand and coming so close, I don't think it was me who did it" Mahi retorted



Armaan was caught off guard. He watched her with amaze as she stepped back and turned away.



As Mahi stepped to go she saw Arav standing at some distance with his murderous look for Armaan.



"Is there any problem, Mahi?" Arav asked holding her hand, looking over her shoulder towards Armaan



"Everything is fine, don't worry." Mahira smiled



Arav passed a smile to Mahi while his eyes were showing danger that Armaan saw and knew was for him.



"Let's go" Arav eyed Armaan and walked with Mahira



Armaan stood thinking about the matter. He wasn't able to understand his own actions, why was he doing all this. Why was he so attractive to this girl, Mahi, who's name he just got to know. And now who was the new guy. He was unaware of Arav so it surprised him to see Mahi with Arav, there wasn't any jealousy just curiosity, curiosity who the guy was.





Piya was walking and thinking a way to meet her saviour and to know his name but nothing was coming in her mind.



"I shall bump him and then start the conversation" Piya muttered



"But that's not a nice idea. Bumping and talking? So boring and dull" Piya rejected her own idea scrunching her nose



"I shall slip near him, he is my savior so he will help me." Piya murmured again



"But that's so old trick and so filmy. I can't pull such stunts, I'll fail badly" Piya shook her head in disappointment



She wasn't aware of her surrounding and was walking without noticing anything. Suddenly, she bumped with someone and was about to fall when someone held her from waist preventing her from falling. She had closed her eyes in reflex. 



The touch was familiar unlike last time. She knew it was him like last time, her saviour. Her heart danced in happiness. She opened her eyes to drown herself in his icy grey eyes. 



Abhay was surprised to see her again but he didn't showed it. He noticed she wasn't drooling on him like last time but was lost, he didn't knew where. He made her stand gingerly and looked at her softly.



"Are you fine?" Abhay asked tentatively



Piya smiled at the softness in his voice. She never thought someone's voice, she will like this much.



"I'm fine, thank you" Piya said softly, she didn't knew how could she sound so calm when there was a tumult in her heart



Abhay smiled in return and stepped to go.



"Your name, Mr?" Piya asked hastily



"Abhay, Abhay Raichand" Abhay replied after a moment



"Nice name!" Piya beamed



"Thanks!" Abhay smiled as a gesture and walked away



Piya sighed watching him going with a smile.



"Abhay!" She whispered "always in hurry" She shook her head and turned to see Misha standing with her hands crossed over her chest



"What?" Piya asked



"So he was your Saviour?" Misha said



Piya nodded smilingly.



"He looks like your father" Misha claimed



Piya frowned at her words.



"He isn't that old" Piya replied



"Stupid am talking about looks not of age" Misha said



"Uff.... he doesn't look like my father! He is so different, Mish. My father is a perfect man and he, he is a prefect boy" Piya replied



"What difference does it make? He still give your father glimpse" Misha said



"So should I consider him as my father? Idiot! Can't you see how different they both are? Abhay is poles apart." Piya rolled her eyes irked of Misha words



Misha didn't replied. Her mind told her Piya was right.


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Mar 13

Chapter 10 - Search for the truth (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 3 times)

Chapter 10 - Search for the truth



Arav, Piya and Mahi entered their home and were surprised by its silence. They exchanged glances and looked around to see if anyone was around but didn't saw anyone.



"Where's everyone?" Piya sighed loudly, slumping on coach



"No idea!" Mahi sat beside her



"Oh! Everyone abandon us! How can they do it, so heartaching" Piya said dramatically



Arav slapped her on head lightly.



"What? I was just joking!" Piya made face



"Drama queen!" Mahi mumbled



"I heared that!" Piya looked at her



"So? Do you think I care?" Mahi raised her eyebrow



"Yes! Because you'll not get your toffee if you'll mess up with me" Piya replied



Piya laughed at her. Mahi was angry but looked away she knew Piya tricks, she always teased her on toffee name because they once had a fight for toffees when they were kids.



"You keep that toffee to yourself, I'll get some food for me." Mahi stood up wiping the smile from Piya face who looked at her annoyed



"I'm also coming" Piya shouted from back and rushed behind her in kitchen



Arav sat helplessly. He looked around and decided to follow the girls, he couldn't leave them alone after all they fought mostly.





There wasn't any light around, cobwebs were spreaded everywhere and dust ruled on shelves. The place seemed untouched from quite a time.



Khushi stepped back instinctively as something crumpled from a self. She looked at the book laying on floor, covered with dust, something about it attracted her and she didn't thought before bending and taking it. 



Madhu stepped forward to check what Khushi was looking at when she felt a tug on her wrist and before she could make out what it was she went crashing on someone. A hand held her from waist and she realized her husband mischief.



"Rishab" Madhu glared struggling in his arms to come out



"Yes?" Rishab said teasingly, pulling her more closer



"Khushi is waiting for us what if she saw us like this?" Madhu said annoyed at her husband romance at odd time



"So what?" Rishab shrugged



"What will she think? We have not came here for this, remember?" Madhu tried to put some sense in her hopeless husband



Suddenly they heared fake cough and Rishab left Madhu instantly. They looked up to see smiling Khushi.



"I found some books, I think they are enough we should go back now." Khushi smiled



Rishab was embarrassed, he nodded looking away while Madhu was blushing.



"Let's go" Khushi walked ahead giving them time to follow her



Khushi was walking to car and her mind was wandering in past remembering an old incident so fresh in her mind.





She tried to move but his grip was tight on her. She struggled looking towards gate while his gaze was hooked on her.



"Arnav" she muttered



He hummed watching her intently.



"Arnav, anyone can come here." Khushi looked at him this time



"They won't!" Arnav said confidently



"They are waiting for us and if you didn't stop anyone can come for sure." Khushi said annoyed



"Am telling you no one will come here" Arnav replied caressing her face



"Why?" Khushi asked disinterested



"Because we boys love to be with our love and they know what we are doing so they won't interrupt us" Arnav said



Khushi looked at him open mouthed, shocked at his response.



"You all are so shameless" Khushi remarked



"Nope! We are loving, baby" Arnav smiled widely





Khushi smiled, blinking away the tears, forming in her eyes. Her Arnav was always right then how could he take such a worst decision of killing himself no she couldn't believe he could do it and she promised to prove her point.







Armaan looked out the window watching the darkness prevailing. His mind lost in morning incident and was in tumult. His past was overshadowing him again and again but he tried to shut it in back of his mind. 



Today in morning when he saw the one who destroyed everything and him, he couldn't stop himself remembering all that happened to him. All the pain rushed back to him and he felt the urge to scream it out. 



He controlled himself reminding himself those people doesn't deserve his attention but the memories were playing in his mind like a film in a theater. 



He closed his eyes taking deep breath, in an attempt to calm his troubled mind. He took the glass from the side and sip the drink giving his demons their feast. 



He felt peace, tasting the revenge, and his mind calmed a bit. He distracted himself from his enemies to something different, Azaad sisters.



A smirk curved his lips as he thought about the two girls he encountered. He was amazed at their guts, the attitude they showed and the strength they had to withstand his aura. He knew he had extremely attractive aura that no one could ever resist then how did this happened that two little girls stood against it so easily. 



And then there was Mahi, the girl who was making him do things he never did. He couldn't believe he held her hand and the feeling he went through correction not the feelings, it was something different like an electric shock that didn't let him held her for so long and it surprised him. He never planned to talk to her and then holding her hand it was something he would never thought of, but don't know what happened to him then and he did everything he was against of.



And the guy who was ready to kill him in a second if Mahi wouldn't have took him with her. He saw the anger for him when he was glaring him and the love and care that quickly came in his eyes when he eyed Mahi. He saw the guy cared for Mahi a lot and wouldn't think twice before killing anyone for her and even Mahi knew this, he saw when Mahi smiled deliberately just to calm him like she knew what he was thinking and what he was capable of. Now thinking about all of this he realized Mahi share some close bond with the guy, she knew the guy too well to understand his silent words and is comfortable around him too that's why she didn't push that guy hand when he held her but flamed up when he held her hand. He realized she got some silent issues with him too and somewhere he would like to clear her anger for him because somewhere she succeeded in attracting him and when he finds something attractive, he don't let it go so easily.



He smirked throwing the empty glass.







They gazed out snuggling in each other arms sitting in the balcony of their room. Cool wind was fanning their faces and they enjoyed it. 



"It's so peaceful" Zoya mumbled



Asad smiled caressing her head. He eyed her lovingly.



"It's so good to be alone after a long time" Asad said



Zoya chuckled.



"We are always alone here" Zoya replied



"But you are mostly worried about my fighter daughter" Asad complained



"She is our daughter and we should worry about her." Zoya frowned



"Not again" Asad rolled his eyes



"It's late! They must be home now" Zoya said suddenly



"They? Who?" Asad shrugged



"Kids!" Zoya looked at him with wide eyes



Asad realized. He looked at her shocked.



"They must be hungry, poor they." Asad exclaimed



"Stupid! My kitchen will be in disaster!" Zoya said



"Why are you always worried about your kitchen?" Asad made face



Zoya didn't care to reply and stood up just then they heared a loud voice startling them. They looked at each other.



"I think we should check" Asad muttered standing beside her



They both ran to kitchen and stood shocked at the door.



Everything was messed up, nothing was at right place. Piya was throwing edibles on Mahi and Mahi was doing same while Arav was trying to stop the two messed up heads.



Asad and Zoya looked at each other shocked.



"Stop it!" Zoya shouted sternly



Everything was halted. 



Mahi and Piya stood frozed whilr Arav sighed in relief.



"Mom" Mahi looked at Zoya



"Mumma" Piya muttered seeing angry Zoya



"Thank God, you came mother, your daughters have gone mad" Arav said sighing



"I can see that, Arav" Zoya gritted eyeing Mahi and Piya who were now standing worriedly



"Mom please listen to me it's all her fault I didn't do anything" Mahi rushed to her



"No mumma she is at fault, I was just eating" Piya said innocently



Mahi and Piya started to fight, again, on who's fault it is.



"Just shut up!" Zoya growled



Asad suppressed his smile seeing daughters mother while Arav watched with worry.



"You both start cleaning this mess you created and I don't want another fight! Five minutes, and this kitchen should be clean" Zoya ordered



"But mom.." Mahi tried to argue but Zoya angry glares shut her up



Mahi and Piya looked at each other angrily and started to clean the kitchen silently.



Arav smiled watching them working silently.



"Mother, where's mom and others?" Arav asked suddenly



Asad and Zoya looked at each other. They didn't knew what to answer him. Arav hated his father and if they would tell him his mother is trying to find him he would be angry and hurt.



"Umm.. Arav, they went for some office work" Asad smiled, Zoya too forced a smile



Arav nodded, though, he felt something fishy, he didn't question.





Khushi with Madhu and Rishab entered the house and looked at the kids and Asad Zoya present in hall. They looked at each other and then walked inside. Khushi tried to move in her room directly but Arav stopped her.



"Mom, where were you?" Arav asked



Zoya and Asad tensed up thinking what will she answer remembering how they had lied to Arav.



Khushi looked at Asad Zoya being tensed and realized Arav had already got some fake answers from them. She knew her son well to understand he didn't bought Asad Zoya lies.



"We had some work, Arav. I'll be just back, give me a minute." Khushi excuses and rushed to her room



She locked her room and took out the book she was hiding. She looked at its worn out cover. She hid it in a safe and then rushed to freshen up before her son reached till here.



Arav had realized something was really cooking between his elders but he couldn't understand why were they lying to them. He didn't knew why but it made him angry that his mother was shutting him out when he can hel her too in whatever they were doing. He looked at everyone sitting and left from the place to his room, to calm his mind.





Just as Arav left, Piya started her blabbering seeing her parents back.



"Dad, you remember the guy who saved him? He took admission in our college just today." Piya squealed



Mahi looked at her quickly.



"Are you sure he exist?" Mahi asked



Piya glared her angrily. She knew Mahi doubt her state of mind when she was saved.



"Yes you idiot. I met him too and you know I got to know his name too. Abhay, Abhay Raichand!" Piya grinned with attitude



"Isn't it a royal name? Abhay Raichand! I just love it! His name is cool just like him and he is so sweet" Piya smiled



Rishab was amused at his daughter. He knew his daughter behave a little mad but she has enough sense to know right and wrong and with her powers he don't feel to stop her from doing anything she liked to even if it is to date a guy.



"Piya, you should stay away from him." Madhu said



Madhu knew Piya had powers to understand what's wrong and what's not but she don't fully trust her because for her Piya was still immature and weren't someone to be trusted.



"But why mom? I like him and he's really nice" Piya argued



"Piya they are new on town and we don't know who they are?" Madhu admonished her



"I can take care of that mom." Piya said determined



"And believe me he is really an awesome guy." She told her



"And how do you know that?" Mahi asked



"When you'll meet him na you'll know too" Piya snapped her



"Yeah I'll see I meet him for sure." Mahi mumbled



"Don't you dare to say him something rubbish or else I'll smack your head" Piya warned her



"Piya is that way to talk to your elder. She is your sister and she won't do something stupid like you." Madhu chided her



"Mom, I can take care of myself. None of you should worry for me" Piya stood up angrily and left from there



"Piya baby..." Rishab called but she left



"See, you angered her once again, Madhu. Why do you scold her so much?" Rishab looked at Madhu



"Rishab, she's kid and I don't want she messed up her life by being with guys at this stage" Madhu said



"Madhu, she has brains to know what's wrong just trust her and we should support her in whatever she does and check from behind, instead of stopping her, and if there's anything wrong we can tell her. we just can't stop her without knowing" Rishab said



Madhu sighed. She realized Rishab was right. She just couldn't stop her from everything she does that too without knowing if it's wrong or not.



Asad and Zoya sat silently. They looked at each other listening to the two. Their eyes fell on Mahi and they remembered about Armaan. They were thinking to stop Mahira but listening to Rishab they thought they shouldn't trouble her without reason particularly when she's not showing any interest in him.


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I think its enough for now. Will put up the next update if I'll get enough reviews like I said before. If I'll get satisfying response then next update will be here in day or two.


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Mar 14

Chapter 11 - A new path (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 2 times)

Chapter 11 - A New Path



Mahira walked in the corridor of college. She wasn't feeling well. She was feeling sick. She knew it wasn't her body but her senses feeling all the sickness. She was with Arav when she started to feel this strange sickness and she decided to have a walk and stood aloof or else she knew Arav, he would be going mad to see her state and will try to do everything to make her feel better but she didn't wanted to trouble him when she herself didn't knew the reason.



She paced in empty corridor of college, breathing the fresh air trying to sooth her fastening nerves. Fog was increasing, she noticed but didn't cared. Suddenly she started to feel suffocated of densing fog and heaving air. 



Her mind turned dizzy, she was losing herself but she tried to get a grip on herself. She couldn't let herself fall so easily.



Armaan was as usual strolling all over the college watching everything happening and amusing himself. He stopped as his eyes fall on an empty corridor. He felt something weird about it and decided to check on. 



As he neared he noticed some movements and that's when he noticed Mahi pacing. He scrutinized as he noticed her worried face. He realized she was restless about something. It was for the first time he was seeing her in this state and it seemed weird.



He was still thinking what to do when he noticed her holding wall and her eyes half opened. He saw her gasping for breath and realized she would faint any moment. His instincts took over him and he ran to her. 



She lost her conscious and was going to hit floor any moment when in her half conscious state she felt someone holding her. She gasped for breath and struggled to open her eyes.



Armaan looked at her closed eyes but saw she was struggling to wake up. He sat on floor laying her head on his lap and touching her cheeks slowly.



"Mahi" she heared the voice calling her, she knew it was familiar but she wasn't able to recognise it her mind wasn't working it felt freezed



Armaan was worried to see Mahi state. His own mind stopped working. He didn't knew what to do until he saw Arav rushing to them in wind speed. 



Slowly, she realized she was feeling better and that's when someone pulled her from her savior lap and she gasped for breath again. She was losing again.



"Mahi!" Arav shouted pulling her im her lap



"What have you done to her?" Arav yelled at Armaan who's eyes were stuck on breathless Mahi



He looked at him shocked. He was accused for something he hinself didn't knew and was worried about. He didn't knew what to say when Mahi mumbled something.



"Hold me, please." Mahi held Armaan hand in half conscious state



Arav and Armaan was shocked. They looked at each other, one with fury and other with confusion.



"Please..." she muttered again



Arav looked away, hurt. He couldn't believe his own sister was pushing him away and was saying a stranger to hold her. What wrong he did for Mahi to say this?



Armaan didn't wait for any more second and scooped up Mahi in his arms. All he wanted was to see her safe even if it hurts her boyfriend, for him Arav was Mahi boyfriend.



After fifteen minutes, Mahi started to regain her conscious. Everything was haze in start but soon her gaze cleared and she noticed her surrounding. She was laying on a table and Armaan was sitting beside her while Arav was standing at distance looking at her. She sat up immediately and remembered all that happened.



"Arav!" Mahi called



Arav rushed to her and held her. He was hell worried for her. He didn't knew what happen to her and on all this was her moving away from him making him think what wrong he did.



"How are you feeling now? And what happened to you? Did he...." Arav stepped to Armaan with anger but Mahi held his hand



"Bhai!" Mahi called quickly knowing it will be difficult to stop Arav and he needs a sister reassurance too since she had moved to Armaan in her unconscious state



Arav stopped and calmed a bit. He knew whenever Mahi called him 'Bhai' it means he is doing something wrong.



"Mahira!" Arav sighed seeing her fine



He hugged her in relief. Only he knew what he went through when he saw his sister in pain and wasn't even able to touch her or heal her from whatever was hurting her so much. The horrible thoughts that came in his mind when Mahi was asking for Armaan help, he was so hell dying to see his sister in a stranger arms who, according to him, was the reason behind her state.



"Am fine!" Mahi whispered in his arms



Armaan was watching the scene silently. He couldn't believe Arav was Mahi brother and the amount of emotions and care they had for each other it started to make him feel uncomfortable. 



Arav wiped the tear that spilled from his eyes and straightening himself broke the hug.



"But what was he doing with you?" Arav asked eyeing Armaan



Armaan looked away uninterested. He saw Arav eyeing him with uncertainty. Personally, he didn't liked the guy, Arav, always eyeing him with accusation c'mon he wasn't any culprit but victim. The thought brought another pair of accusing eyes flashing in his mind and he flinched angrily. Accusation. He hate it. 



"I don't know but... he saved me." Mahi replied with a sigh



Arav head shot towards Mahi. He couldn't believe the guy he was thinking to be villain will turn out to be hero.



Armaan watched amused. He raised his eyebrow. Did he really saved her? In his mind he just held her when she was falling technically saving her from falling down and breaking her head or bone so eventually he saved her, yeah he did save the girl.



"Saved you?" Arav questioned



Armaan grimaced. Why can't this guy trust him? So much trust issue!



"Yeah! I don't know what happened to me but bhai when he held me I started to feel better and when you pulled me I was losing it again that's why I asked him to held me again, his touch, it was healing, it was healing me bhai." Mahira told him



Arav was shocked, he looked at Armaan.



Armaan looked away immediately. He was shocked himself and now uncomfortable. How was it possible at first place, his touch and healing?



"Are you sure, Mahira?" Arav asked



Mahira nodded and Arav looked at Armaan confused. He couldn't argue Mahira too because he knew she was serious and hundred percent sure it was clear from her tone and 'bhai' because she called him bhai in very serious times and when she need someone badly. 



Armaan shook his head. It wasn't happening. He looked at Arav and Mahi seeming too serious that indicated they were sure and believe whatever happened.



"Is it a joke? If you wanted to be with me and couldn't get a nice excuse you shouldn't speak bull****. It's ridiculous! First your brother allege me of something happened to you and then you asked for my help and now instead of thanking me you are saying my touch was healing like am some... some angel who healed you but I'm sorry to tell you it isn't a fairy tale so keep your stories to yourself. I don't know what's wrong with you people so much of problems." Armaan bursted angrily and left the place in a blink



Mahira was shocked at Armaan outburst. She never thought he would accuse them like this. Her eyes welled up with tears unknowingly. She was hurt by Armaan words.



Arav saw tears in Mahi eyes and he understood her state of mind. He hugged her from side giving her comfort.



"It's alright, Mahi. He is a simple human he won't believe our words even if it is related to him. And I think he doesn't know about his powers or maybe it was something else" Arav said comforting her



Mahi looked at him.



"What do you mean, Bhai?" Mahi asked



"Either he has powers which he don't know or there is something else we don't know." Arav replied thoughtfully



"First tell me what happened to you?" Arav asked remembering her sudden sickness



"I don't know, Bhai. It wasn't sickness I'm sure about that. It was something else. Something suffocating. And there was something different, my mind was freezing I wasn't able to understand anything and I couldn't even recognise Armaan or your touch. It was later when I woke up I remembered it all." Mahi told in a trance her mind reliving the moment and she didn't knew how to put it in words but she said what she could



Arav was surprised to know all that happened. Suddenly he realized. His eyes widened in shock.



"Armaan was right, Mahi. It wasn't his touch healing you because you wasn't ill. There was someone around you who did something with you." Arav declared much to Mahi shock



"Mahira, we have to find out." Arav looked at her solemnly



"What do you mean, Bhai?" Mahi asked



"All of this is increasing day by day, we have to take step and I know from where we have to start." Arav replied with determination



~*~



Piya was excited and nervous. She wanted to meet Abhay but seeing every girl running behind him, she didn't wanted to become like those bimbos. She never knew it would be so difficult to talk to a guy that too for her, Priya Azaad.



Piya eyed Misha enjoying her chips. She thought for sometime and a plan came in her mind.



"Mishu" Piya called sweetly



Misha looked at her, making faces. She knew there was something not so good for her.



"I think I should be leaving" Misha tried to run but Piya was fast enough to hold her



"Misha Dobriyal is afraid?" Piya smirked



This did the trick. 



"No, I'm not." Misha replied



"Then you have to do my work." Piya grinned



"Go to Arav and tell him to take my car home as it is punctured and I'll come home in my way" Piya told Misha



"What? To Arav? And what are you planning?" Misha asked



"Just do what am saying" Piya replied



"Am not doing it" Misha looked away



"Mishu please" Piya tried her emotional blackmailing seeing Misha wasn't agreeing



"First tell me why." Misha looked at her



"I can't tell you right now or Arav will get to know. I'll tell you later. I promise." Piya said desperately



"Arav will not get to know tell me now." Misha said stubbornly



"Stupid, Mahi can read minds and she'll know everything in second I can't tell you." Piya blurted out in anger, she wanted Misha to listen to her but she wasn't understanding



Misha looked at her shocked. She didn't knew whether she was joking or was it true but she chose to believe it to be a joke.



"Stop your jokes, Piya. If you don't want to tell it's okay but don't talk rubbish." Misha rolled her eyes



"Am not joking, Misha. I know you won't believe me but it's true. Anyways, I don't have time to argue so please do my work and I'll tell you everything tonight only, okay?" Piya exasperated



"Okay fine!" Misha replied mumbling something inaudible



Piya smiled brightly. She was happy to see her agreeing.



"You are my true friend. Thank you so much." She hugged her tightly and then leaving her left quickly leaving a boggled Misha



"Sometimes I wonder if she's mad?" Misha mumbled watching her running away



~*~



Piya entered in parking lot. She looked around making sure no one was watching her and walked to her car stealthily. Taking out the pin from her curls she punctured the two tyres of her car. She smirked watching the punctured tyres. 



"Mission accomplished!" Piya grinned



She quickly left from the place so not to be seen or else her plan will be failed.



~*~



Misha looked at Arav standing at distance and looking extremely serious. She gulped. She didn't knew why but after that day she was afraid of facing him or maybe it was unwillingness of seeing the same thing in his eyes. She couldn't believe she saw so much in his eyes and it scared her, scared her to understand someone.



She walked to Arav and opened her mouth to speak when her eyes fall on Mahi and she knew she can get her help.



"Mahira" Misha called completely ignoring Arav who turned to her immediately



Mahi looked at her and smiled.



"Misha, what are you doing here and where's Piya?" Mahira asked



"I don't know!" Misha shrugged



Mahi narrowed her eyes and looked at Arav but he was eyeing Misha. Her jaws dropped. She didn't knew what was happening to her siblings on one side there was crazy Piya and then other side Arav was becoming confusing.



"She told me to meet... you and tell you to take her car home as it is punctured and she will come home by her own way." Misha told reminiscing Piya exact words but for different person



"She told you to ask me or... Arav?" Mahi asked smiling inwardly, she heared her thinking Piya told her to speak to Arav



Misha looked at her shocked. She turned to Arav looking at her but she looked away quickly not wanting to see in his eyes again. 



"No, she told me to speak to you." Misha hissed and looked at Mahira



"Are you sure?" Mahira raised her eyes while eyeing the expressions of two it was becoming fun for her



"Yes!" Misha gritted and ran from there quickly



Mahi suppressed her laugh watching Arav disappointed face. 



"Looking like she hates you." Mahi said



Arav looked at her with jerk.



"She doesn't hate me!" Arav said hastily



"How do you know?" Mahi asked



"Why would she hate me?" Arav asked instead



"Because she still has those marks." Mahi answered



"She doesn't have any marks." Arav denied



"She has marks on her mind. You won't understand it." Mahi replied



"Mark on mind?" Arav asked now concerned



"I think we should check on Piya." Mahira deliberately changed the topic and moved from Arav leaving him in the pool of thoughts



~*~



Piya waited for Abhay in parking lot. She was elated to see him coming there. She quickly turned and started her acting.



"So stupid! I don't know what's wrong with my fate nowadays. Ahh, I'll kill someone today. How can be it punctured? Now how will I go home. Damn you!" Piya kicked the car tyre and fussed in frustration just to show Abhay and gain his attention



Abhay was passing by her when he heared her rants and smile came on his face. He never thought a girl would rant like this. It was fascinating!



Piya turned deliberately and was surprised to see him smiling but manifested it to be due to his presence.



"Hey, you here?" Piya asked with superior surprise



"Ah, yeah going home." Abhay told as a matter of fact



"So lucky. And here I am, stuck with my stupid car." She muttered loudly so he heared her



Abhay was amused at her rantings. Though he would've ignore if any other girl would've been ranting but he found her fascinating so decided to ask.



"What's the matter?" He asked like he didn't know



"Nothing just.... my car is punctured." Piya answered with a sigh



"Don't you have a spare tyre?" Abhay asked



Piya eyes widened. She didn't thought about that but she composed herself soon.



"No!" She pouted to hide her nervousness



"I think I might have one..." Abhay turned to check



"But I don't need it" Piya said hastily



Abhay turned to her surprised. He narrowed his eyes.



"I..I mean I don't need one, I need two!" Piya smiled nervously, showing her both punctured tyres



She thanked to her stars silently for puncturing two instead of one.



"Ohh..." Abhay went silent, he didn't knew what to say



Piya waited for him to say something more or to offer her help but he didn't instead she saw him planning to go. She felt she would cry any moment and that's where the trick came in his mind.



"Now how should I go home? I think I have to walk" She muttered sadly and loudly walking in side but making sure Abhay is hearing him



"How will I walk to home. Ahhhhh..." She spoke while walking taking baby steps



Abhay felt bad to hear her cries. He didn't knew what to do. 



"Hey wait!" Abhay called out



Piya grinned victoriously. She turned making sad faces.



"If you don't mind I can drop you" Abhay said hesitantly



Piya was elated. That was what she was waiting for. Her heart was jumping in happiness.



"Are you sure?" Piya asked masking her excitement quite well



"Yeah!" Abhay nodded



Piya smiled brightly.



~*~



Armaan was thinking about all that Mahira said. He was frustrated. He didn't knew what was wrong for them to say it all and even to believe such thing. For he knew it wasn't possible that his mere touch was healing. He grimaced thinking how could humans believe such thing so easily. 



"It ain't possible. But why did she said so?" Armaan muttered looking at his hand



He looked away angrily. The only thought of the incident was enough to make him restless. He decided to move from college.



As he entered parking lot he was shocked to see Piya with Abhay. He narrowed his eyes to see them talking freely. 



"What's the scene here? " Armaan mumbled



Suddenly something came in his mind and he smirked. 



He stepped beside them.



Piya saw him first and was confused to see him.



"You know it's dangerous to be with stranger near forest." Armaan spoke to Piya



Abhay flinched hearing the voice. Piya didn't noticed his change of expressions.



"Lot of crimes are taking place. Yesterday night there was a news of death of a girl in forest and roaming with a new guy in city near forest... who knows he's killer." Armaan said eyeing Abhay in a taunting tone



Abhay closed his eyes controlling the fury burning inside him.



To say Piya was shocked to hear Armaan would be wrong because she was angered to its peak hearing Armaan talking against Abhay. She wasn't someone to stay silent or control her anger so she lashed out at him.



"I don't think Abhay is stranger to me. I know him too well maybe better than you. And Mr Armaan Malik I think you are new in city too and a stranger to me for sure so I have a doubt what if you are behind all those new crimes? Moreover, I don't think we know each other so well for you to interfere in my matter. Stay away from Abhay and me." Piya spoke in authoritative tone that boggled Armaan who wasn't hoping for such a response from her



Armaan looked at her shocked. He realized he forgot what a fierce girl she was seeing her revenge from T but his target right now wasn't her but him.



Abhay was surprised by Piya too. He never knew her this fierce side and it was surprising for him to see a girl who was crying for her punctured car to reply so strongly to a guy.



"Abhay, I think we should leave. Some people doesn't seem safe anymore." Piya tugged on his shoulder 



Abhay looked at Armaan and then moved with Piya.



Armaan stood frustrated at his failure. Everything was happening wrong and it wasn't something he enjoyed.



Piya on the other side couldn't believe she spoke all that in front of Abhay. She had been efforting so much to behave decently and not like all those girls but all of it was in open now. She blushed thinking what would he think. 



"I'm sorry!" Piya spoke after a moment of eerie silence



Abhay looked at her surprise.



"Why?"



"I shouldn't have said it all but I couldn't stop myself hearing him speaking against you. He had no right to speak against you. He was being rude and I couldn't stand it. I just..... I'm sorry... I can't lie anymore, I love you actually." Piya ended hiding her face in her palm and sighing



Abhay stopped the car with jerk. He looked at her shocked. Till now he was enjoying her rants but her last sentence shocked him.



"I know you won't believe me and it will sound weird but Abhay.... I couldn't forget you after that night and I actually fall for you. I know you don't love me it's alright but we can be friends, at least." She looked at him with hope



He didn't spoke anything and heared her silently.



She sighed maybe she did it all wrong.



"I think I should leave now. I'll go by myself. It's alright." She opened the door to go out



"I'll drop you." He spoke dryly



She looked at him with hope but it was crushed seeing him all blank. She wanted to cry for behaving so stupid at times. It was unnatural to fall in love with someone at first sight and realize at same instant but wasn't her world unnatural too and love wasn't unnatural, it was natures most beautiful gift, anyone who fall in love will say the same. But she did mistake, mistake of faking herself, mistake of hiding her true self and mistake of confessing him on their first rational meeting when they were finally talking to each other.



She looked out of the window letting the cool breeze caresse her face. She closed her eyes gulping her tears. She never felt so hurt than today. She was going to the one she was finding and it was worst feeling she ever felt. 



She came out of her thoughts as she realized Abhay had stopped the car. She had already told him about her address and he understood it quite well. She stepped out of the car and looked at him. 



He drove away without looking at her.



She turned to look at Azaad mansion. She sighed. She couldn't go inside right now. Her mind was messed up and she needed to have some refreshments. She turned her back to mansion and walked away from it.



Abhay was driving the car thinking about Piya and her words. His chest was heavy like there was a huge weight on it. He couldn't couldn't believe any girl would just confessed her love so soon and at this age that too love at first sight but he saw she was genuine, she really had feelings for him and that's why he didn't denied her, he didn't wanted to hurt her. He couldn't do anything for her because he don't feel anything for her and never will moreover he can't be with her even if he wants because his destination was something else, his motive was too dangerous for her.



He sighed helplessly. Suddenly his eyes fall on the seat. He was surprised to see a phone placed there. He stopped the car and took the phone. It wasn't his. He remembered Piya sitting there and realized she forgot to take it.



"Such a clumsy girl!" He shook his head and reversed the car to her mansion



The door bell was ringed. Khushi opened the door with a smile. She was surprised to see a guy standing at door. She realized how much he resembled Rishab and that's when she remembered Piya blabbering about this very guy and she realized how true Piya was about his every detail of similarities and differences. She was confused on why was he here.



"You are... Abhay Raichand?" Khushi asked narrowing her eyes, she wanted to confirm



"how do you know?" Abhay asked surprised



"Just guessed!" Khushi suppressed her smile remembering Piya detailing him



"You here?" Khushi asked



"I wanted to return Piya phone. Where's she?" Abhay asked fetching out her phone



"She didn't came home yet. You can give it to me." Khushi replied, observing him closely



"What?" Abhay exclaimed



Piya looked at him confusedly.



"How is it possible? I... I just dropped her here. It has been some minutes. She forgot her phone in my car so I came back to return her." Abhay informed



Khushi was surprised and shocked.



"You dropped him? But why? I mean she has her car and there were Arav Mahi too." Khushi asked



"Her car punctured and she was quite worried so I gave her lift I don't know anything else." He shrugged



"It's alright." Khushi sighed realizing it to be one of Piya plan



"Should I help you in finding her? I mean she was my responsibility so I shall help you" Abhay asked concerned, he was worried thinking about her state after her confession 



"No it's alright. She must be here somewhere I'll call her" Khushi replied hastily



"But her phone is here" Abhay replied showing it



"Ah, she has another one." Khushi smiled taking Piya phone from him



"Okay!" Abhay nodded



"I shall leave now." Abhay faked a smile and left



Khushi shook her head eyeing Piya phone.



~*~



Greenery and fresh breeze, a blend of nature and a gift for her to sooth her mind. Strolling in forest for hour had calmed her mind a lot and now a smile was playing on her face. 



She realized her mistakes and knew where she went wrong. She wasn't like other girls serious or composed she had madness for everything she loved and everything she wants and that was her nature that she shouldn't have tried to change or hide. She was She, Priya Azaad not some random girl. There was no need to apologise to Abhay for protecting him in fact the apologise was never for protecting him but to save her mask from being fallen she didn't wanted him to think about all she said of knowing him well etc etc but as her nature was she never apologised to anyone so she fell badly and showed her true self and she shouldn't regret it, she realized. That was her and she shouldn't regret herself. 



So what he didn't replied and became blank after her confession that was natural for him after all she faked but she won't stop herself here. She loves him and she just can't sit silent even if he don't she'll do her best to be with him and if she failed it would be her fate but she won't give up without fighting. She wasn't an ordinary girl to wait for her love to come to her, she is Piya who will go to whatever she wants instead of waiting yes that's her and she won't fake herself this time.



She looked at the time at her watch and decided to go back before her family came hunting for her. Just after she entered in forest her Khushi mum had connected to her asking her whereabouts and ordering to come back though she was confused why she didn't called her instead she had replied back that she'll come after an hour or so and surprisingly her mum agreed not that she mind but she thought she would forced her like they all does thinking she'll do something foolish well she had already done something foolish so there wasn't any chance of another such act of her. 



She sighed and turned to her home.



~*~



Khushi sat in hall. She was worried about the decision that she had taken. It wasn't that it was something wrong but she was worried for her son reaction. She didn't knew how would he react in fact she never knows because he was unpredictable, reacting on small issues and calm on big problems. It wasn't that she don't understand him but whenever it comes to her, he always surprised her.



She had already talked to Asad Zoya and Madhu Rishab. They didn't agreed first but she knew how to handle them so they agreed in last now there was this last step for the execution of her plan, telling the kids that was most difficult one. 



Khushi sighed tiredly. Her gaze fall on the phone. It was Piya's. She recalled Abhay returning her and a smile came on her face. 



Just then Khushi saw Piya entering cheerfully and smiled knowingly.



"So our little brat is home, eh?" Khushi smiled standing by her



"And so much happy, great!" Khushi smiled teasingly



"What's the matter mum?" Piya narrowed her eyes sensing something fishy



"Well, I know the reason behind your happiness." Khushi answered with a glint



"You knows!?" Piya was shocked "How?"



Piya looked away thinking what she knows. 



"Abhay came!" Khushi smirked scaring Piya



Piya was confused now. Because, Khushi was smiling that was telling the different story of what happened.



"Why?" Piya asked straightly



"To give back your phone that she forgot in his car." Khushi replied shortly increasing the anxiousness of Piya



"And?" Piya asked masking her worry



"And he was worried for you not being in home. He suggested to help me since you didn't phone with you too but I managed somehow." Khushi told with a genuine smile



"He was worried for me?" Piya was elated, she asked for confirmation if she heared it right not



"Yes, my child!" Khushi pulled her chin with affection



"And I liked him." Khushi blinked with assurance



Piya looked at her with infinite happiness. Thousands of stars twinkled in her eyes.



"Thank you so much mum" Piya hugged her tight with a wide smile on her face



"Calm down or else your brother will come here and you know him well" Khushi said softly



Piya broke the hug and nodded with a smile. She took her phone from Khushi.



"Go, fresh up everyone will be in hall in sometime." Khushi nudged her



"Why?" Piya frowned



"You'll know soon." Khushi sighed



Piya nodded and ran from there.



Khushi watched her going and smiled. She knew her too well and believed her every decision. She knew about her a way more than anyone does and trust her every decision like she trusted her love for Abhay. She saw the deep love in Piya eyes for Abhay maybe Piya herself doesn't know it's depth but she saw it. It was too clear in her eyes. And she saw the Abhay, Piya told, soft and innocent.





Shocked and surprised, they looked at each other. They weren't prepared to hear anything but this, they never thought their elders will decide such thing.



"Mum are you sure?" Mahi stepped to Khushi



Khushi nodded while eyeing Arav she wantec to know his opinion but he was standing silently.



"It's done then!" Arav shrugged



Khushi was surprised. She looked at him confused. 



"We should start the preparations then. Just a day is left for it." Arav added calmly



"Ok, then, mom I need some cards too I'll give them to my friends" Piya said cheerfully



"Sure, sweetheart but they aren't printed yet we decided it today only. So tomorrow, alright?" Madhu said softly



"Cool" Piya said briskly



"I have to do something" Khushi said giving a knowing look to her friends



They gave a nod.



Khushi eyed Arav and left for her room.



Arav watched her going with a thought in his mind.



"Arav" Mahi called Arav in an empty corridor



Arav turned to her and noticed she wss worried.



"You remember what ww have to do na?"


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Will wait for you guys reviews.


Thanks Ami and Arshisarunmoon.



Mar 23

Chapter 12 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 3 times)

Chapter 12 - A Start of New Journey



Arav saw Mahira leaning on wall standing in corridor. He wasn't expecting her and was quite surprised but didn't said anything. He noticed the unsaid worried on her face and her distant gaze, perhaps, she was thinking something.



Arav knew the reason so he braced himself and walked to her.



"Mahi" Arav called her



Mahira wasn't startled even if she was lost. She simply turned her head to him and looked at him with hollow gaze. She sighed and then straightened herself.



"You remember what we have to do, right?" Arav said slowly



"Of course I do! That's why I'm here." Mahira replied softly



Arav nodded. His mind was lost about the conversation in hall. He stood looking down thinking about sometime back and stood completely unaware of Mahira's scrutinizing gaze directed to him.



"Arav, library is in mum's room and if we'll go together mum might doubt so.... You go and check for now, I'll come when mum and others will get busy with preparations." Mahira said after thinking something with a nervous smile



Arav was glad at her proposition. It was something he wanted.



"You are right!" Arav said not looking at her trying to hide the relief on his face from her



Mahira passed a weak smile and eyed him going.



As Arav left Mahi stood watching where he left, thinking sadly.



Mahira knew the reason behind his lostness and his silence. She knew very well what he wanted to do and what he was planning that's why she let him go alone so he could have a talk with his mother and feel relax. He must have been worried for her knowing her decision of celebrating marriage anniversary.



Somewhere, she too, in fact all of them wanted Arav talk to Khushi regarding this matter as more than anyone else only Arav could find what actually Khushi's feelings are, about the whole celebration.



Mahira sighed and walked to her room. 





Arav entered Khushi's room. Khushi wasn't present there. Arav looked around. His eyes stopped at moved bookshelf and he was surprised to realize where his mother was.



"What is mum doing in there?" Arav talked to himself eyeing the shelf



Arav walked to the bookshelf and sighed. They could be moved either by powers or button system that was installed when kids were small. For Arav using power was something like death so he chose to push the button that was hidden behind books. 



The shelf moved in side showing the door to the hidden library.



Arav hesitated to open the door. He didn't wanted to disturb Khushi. Suddenly it stuck him why Khushi went inside hidden library. He frowned. 



Arav opened the door and entered inside.



Thousands of books piled on shelves and covering the walls. The air was heavy with pleasant scent of books. A big table placed in the middle with some books piled and chairs surrounding it.



Arav saw his mother sitting on one of the chair, startled by the sudden intrusion. He thought he saw her hiding something though he tried to see what it was but remained silent about it.



"Arav!" Khushi breathed with trembling voice, scared of getting caught



Arav narrowed his eyes as his gaze scrutinizing his mother's averting gazes. His mother was hiding something, he was sure about that now but the question was what was she hiding from him this time.



Arav was lost in his thoughts of investigation when he heared his mother's? voice once again.



"Is everything alright, son?" Khushi stood beside him inquiring in composed voice



Arav shook his head and looked at her.



"Everything's.... fine!" Arav shrugged



Arav saw his mother questioning gaze asking him then why he is in here when everything's fine.



"I wanted to talk to you...." Arav hesitated, he never had been one to hesitate. He would simply blast the bitter truth without caring, it wasn't that he didn't cared but he did it so to bring out his mother from her cocoon of hope regarding her husband, he didn't wanted to see her crying over him but today he wanted to have a smooth conversation than usual crying over the bygone.



"About what?" Khushi asked cautiously though she knew what it could be but she was surprised by the stammering of her son so decided to be ignorant and play along, smoothly.



Arav looked down. He didn't knew how to ask her. He had always been a person to told his mother stop crying than asking what she was feeling about the past.



"About what you said downstairs!" Arav shrugged and tried to overcome the sudden hesitation



Khushi knew it but now she understood the reason behind his sudden hesitation. She decided to help her son out of his little misery and answer him the required reply without delaying further.



"Arav" Khushi started, she gulped and then looked at him with sheer determination "I truly want to do this."



Arav was surprised by his mother strength. But he felt there was more to it.



"I have realized it was wrong to stop them from celebrating such a great occasion just because of whatever happened to me." Khushi felt the lump in her throat on the remembrance of what happened nevertheless she continued "this day, it means a lot to all of us. It was a huge day for us and not celebrating it, it is kind of injustice to all the happy days. So what your father is not between us today? I should celebrate the marriage anniversary because it happened, because it is still a beautiful day for me and am glad it happened." Khushi looked at Arav with ao much emotions that Arav kept on watching her, surprised to see his mother like this for the first time with that smile on her face but tears wetting her eyes



Khushi looked away wiping her tears that dared to escape from her eyes. She looked back at her son.



"Besides, everyone has sacrificed enough for me no more. I can't let some bad accidents to overshadow the happy moments." There was no more sadness amd happiness lingering on her face but a calmness, calmness and determination for those whom she love and for the one she has? to fight



Arav watched her for don't know how long like trying to understand this new face of his mother or the reason behind this sudden change. He tore his gaze from his mother's face and nodded.



"You are right!" Arav passed a light smile to his mother before moving out of the secret library.



Khushi watched him going with a wistful smile. She was glad to have such an understanding and loving son but was sad too, for he was so alone in the cold world not letting anyone to peek in his heart all because of one misfortune.



Arav, on the other hand, was glad for his mother. He always wanted her to be happy and stop shedding those silent tears in night and maybe now his wish was going to be fulfilled but then there was the word 'maybe' because he had felt something else too in his mother's eyes that he couldn't understand and gave him some chilly feelings.



Arav walked to Mahira's room. He knocked the door and then entered inside.



Mahira was expecting him. So wasn't much surprised. She looked at him encouraging him to speak.



"Mahi... Mother was in that library so I couldn't do anything. We'll check it later." Arav shrugged



Mahira sighed. She knew they won't get anything tonight not after Khushi's declaration. She gave a nod to Arav.



"That's fine!" Mahi passed a smile



~*~



It was a lovely day. Piya was extremely happy. She was floating around in college with a huge smile. Her curls were dancing in air.



"It is going to be awesome!" Misha grinned beside her



"I know!" Piya replied back with a dreamy look as she passed the invitation to one of her friend



"It's so awesome. Three anniversaries together! I wonder why you guys didn't celebrated before?" Misha questioned



Piya stopped. She looked at her thinking.



"Aha!" She shook her head confusing Misha "we better not talk about this. Arav will not like." Piya passed the grim look



Misha silenced. She looked away feeling something different. She didn't knew what happened to her on hearing Arav's name. She bit her lower lip trying to get back her thoughts away from that day and concentrate on what they were talking about. Her thoughts, stubbornly, wandered on when he looked at her with his dark eyes.



"Why is he so strange!" Misha exasperated, she didn't realized saying it aloud



Piya frowned. She eyed her giving strange looks. She saw her distracted and it was kind of confusing.



Misha realized her mistake and composed herself. She looked at Piya thinking to cover her words.



"I mean he is so short temper and do not hang with other boys. So weird, no?" Misha said as a matter of fact



Piya sighed. She looked at Misha, sadly.



"Don't go on his behavior he's really good from heart just...." Piya exhaled thinking the right words "..Went through a lot" her shoulders slumped as she looked down



Misha was startled by the confession. She wasn't hoping to Piya say that. She looked away because maybe somewhere she had felt, what Piya told, before.



"Let's go we have to give the invitation cards to other, too" Misha said forcing a smile trying to cheer up Piya



"Oh yes!" Piya smiled cheerfully, back to herself



As they walked, Misha nudged to Piya. Piya looked at her. She followed her gaze to see her looking at Abhay Raichand. Her eyes lit up seeing him.



"Aren't? you going to him, too?" Misha asked teasingly



"Well.... Yes! Him too. But not now" Piya smiled thoughtfully



Misha furrowed her brow gazing her with scrutiny. On getting no response from Piya, Misha folded her arms over her chest and questioned her.



"Can I know what's cooking in your head?"



Piya looked at her with grin.



"Of course you can! After all, you will be helping me in it." Piya smiled widely



Misha threw her hands in air.



"I'm not going to be your cupid." Misha gritted and started to walk away



"Haw, who is telling you to play cupid for me, am just asking for your help." Piya replied following her, almost running to keep the pace with her



"Why should I help you? You should go and help yourself, instead." Misha rebuked as she kept on walking



"You are my best friend and best friend?s help each other." Piya complained



"Ahhh" Misha groaned not liking it bit "why do you need my help?" Misha stopped and turned to her, frustrated



Piya smiled victoriously.



"I want to give him invitation at his home and I can't go alone so just come with me that's it." Piya smiled



"That's it?" Misha growled



Piya passed an innocent look.



"Why at his home? Why not here?" Misha asked suppressing her annoyance for stupid stuff called love



"Because he won't come if I'll ask him here. At his place, I can talk to his parents to make sure he come." Piya explained



"Brilliant!" Misha clenched her teeth "I don't know why are you planning to lose your mind by going for this love thing." Misha sighed



Piya laughed at her remark.



"When you'll fall in love you'll realize" Piya replied, amused



"Never in my life!" Misha looked away with attitude



"By the way what about your Siblings?" Misha stressed on 'siblings' as her mind went back to Arav



"Oh well, they said they will be busy with some stuff so they left early for home." Piya frowned as she replied, thinking what they actually meant



"Ok. So when?" Misha asked sighing



"Evening!" Piya grinned



~*~



Making sure everyone was busy in preparations, Arav and Mahira sneaked in Khushi's room. Mahira walked to bookshelf hiding the secret door. She closed her eyes and gathered her power. Sbe opened her eyes and looked at bookshelf, it started to move in side slowly. 



"You could have use the button." Arav said from behind, annoyed little bit



Mahira sighed? and entered without replying. Arav followed her.



Mahira sniffed the air heavied with book' scent. It was always pleasant to smell the distinct aroma of books.



Arav let her take her own time in refreshing herself and himself started to check the books. Mahira joined him after a minute or so.



They went through different books. The books they thought would contain the information for them, they started to pile them on table. After making sure they have checked every book on each shelf they turned to the pile of the books they collected on table. 



Both busied themselves rummaging through the each page of every book. It was almost an hour since they started to read the books and they still couldn't find anything.



Arav closed another book and pressed his forehead with his fingers, exhausted of the work. Mahira noticed his tired face and sat beside him.



"Arav, I think it's futile to check these books. We can surf internet it will be more easy." Mahira said softly, she couldn't see her brother troubled



"No. These books.... They are rare with rare information. No internet can help us." Arav shook his head



"Fine, we'll come later. For now let's go and have something you didn't ate anything from morning." Mahira spoke



"Am fine, Mahi. This is more important than anything else. Maybe we won't get the chance to check them later, we can't be lazy regarding so important." Arav said solmnly, he looked at her with hollow gaze having depth that couldn't be comprehended



Mahira sighed helplessly. Arav had always been seriously serious regarding the issues having powers involved.



They buried themselves in their work and forgot the count of time.



Downstairs, Piya entered the mansion, quite cheerfully. She looked around all the arrangements going on and grinned.



"Last time, the house was so busy on my birthday, no?" Piya smiled as she stood with her Zoya mother.



Zoya smiled at her and nodded while giving the instructions to workers.



"I think it will be going to great fun, I mean see na all my parents, ahh three parents, marriage anniversary. Other people have only one parents to celebrate their anniversary but see I have three three" Piya chirped dreamily



Zoya laughed at Piya remark and slapped her head lightly.



"I think you are my daughter only, your other parents aren't that fun loving as you." Zoya winked



Piya giggled.



"Mother is little boring but I think father is naughty, no? Even Khushi mother seems fun loving" Piya spoke with giggles



Zoya smiled thinking about Khushi, a sad smile, for losing the once fun loving Khushi of their.



"Anyway, where's your sober daughter and her oh so loving brother?" Piya asked thinking about them



Zoya chuckled and running her fingers in Piya hair with affection she replied softly.



"They are up somewhere from quite some time. Now am going need to do a lot of work." Zoya smiled and left Piya in thoughts.



'up! From quite a some time?' Piya replayed the answer in her mind. She gazes upwards thinking about the reason for their sudden change of behavior. 



Lost in thoughts, Piya stepped on first stair and halted.



"Should I... Should I check on them?" Piya questioned to no one



She looked around to see everyone busy and rushed upstairs. She stepped in corridor but then nodding in no she turned to her room, shutting the door behind her as she stepped inside her room.





On the other hand, Arav frozed as he peered his eyes on the pages of the last book left behind.



"Mahira"Arav called without looking at her



Mahira stopped checking the book she was looking at and turned to him. She noticed his stiff body and frozen gaze. Realizing he found something, she rushed to him in a jiff.



Arav's? finger was tracing the text on page. Mahira read the lines that he was tracing.



It was written - "It can weaken anyone's power causing suffocation for them but it will work only when that person isn't near to someone else particularly a human or another specie with different powers"



Mahira and Arav exchanged glances. They were socked at revelation. Their doubt was right: someone who meant them harm, someone who was aware of their powers and belonged to the opposite world of their, Dark world.



They sat for a moment digesting the fact. It wasn't like they didn't knew, they knew it all along but now they were more than sure, this content had confirmed it. Though they were hoping against hope that they were wrong and the Dark world was finished with that unfortunate event but perhaps fate had something else stored for them.



Mahira sighed and shook her head.



"At least now we know why Armaan touch was healing." Mahira shrugged turning to the positive side



Arav looked at her, blankly. He was too occupied with confirmation to understand what she was speaking of. He blinked.



"He is human!" Mahira nodded



Arav shook his head coming nack to reality. He gave Mahira a nod.



" But now we have to be more than careful about everyone and everything." Arav said solmnly



Mahira nodded.



"You are right!"



~*~



Piya stirred as her phone, placed on table, rang. She stepped down from sofa and running away from the open window she rushed to the phone and grinned seeing Misha's name flashing on the screen. Sliding the receive option she pressed the phone on her ear.



"Oh Misha, I'm coming just tell me where are you?" Piya asked excitedly



"Wow! So much excitement, already. Am not coming, anyway. I got some work, you can go alone" Misha's voice came from other side



Piya frowned. There was a silence for a moment.



"Are you dumping me?" Piya furrowed her brow



"What?!" Misha asked clueless



Piya rolled her eyes and took the key from table. 



"You are pulling my leg, right? C'mon tell me where are you fast." Piya said impatiently



"I really have work"



"What work? Study? Misha Dobriyal never takes study seriously and Dobriyals never take Misha so now be serious." Piya retorted, rolling her eyes



"Haww, how mean Piya! Go am not coming with you bye" Misha replied dramatically



"That's the truth that you too know. Now you will be coming here so we go together, am not coming to pick you take it as a punishment for messing with me, drama queen. Byeeee" Piya spoke



"Piya listen....." Misha tried to speak from other side but Piya cut the call with a smirk



"Fun unending!" Piya giggled thinking about Misha's state



Piya relaxed on her bed though she was impatient to meet Abhay. She eyed the clock counting every second waiting for Misha to show up when suddenly a lump formed in her throat as she feared Misha might backfire her plan by not coming at all knowing well she would be begging to her to come with her. She shook her head and gulped the lump.



"It was just a leg pull she will not trouble me. She knows it will hurt me and she's my best friend, she will come for sure." Piya told herself shrugging off the fear



Piya felt lot better and she knew now Misha would come for sure though she'll trouble her later for making her do something she didn't wanted to. She smiled at the thought. How good it was to be with Misha, she was best after all.



A knock raised from the door. Piya turned to door and grinned. She opened the door, knowing very well Misha had arrived. 



A servant was standing at door. Piya looked at him and raised her one eyebrow encouraging him to speak.



"Piya Madam your friend it's waiting for you downstairs." Servant told



Piya face lit up with smile. Servant left the place.



Misha was nervous as she sat on one of the sofa in Hall. She looked around to see everyone busy with work. Her eyes wandered like trying to find someone.



"I hope he isn't here" Misha muttered while her heart screamed opposite of what she was saying but she didn't cared to listen what her heart wanted



She sighed in relief seeing Piya rushing down the stairs. She smiled to see how her friend was actually floating down, just too much excited to meet her lover. She shook her head hopelessly on the unpredictability? of love.



"So finally you are here" Piya chirped with a grin as she stood in front of her



"Yeah have to... After all I got the craziest friend" Misha replied grimly



"Ha stop complaining now. You are being somber nowadays" Piya taunted



"Me or you?" Misha raised her eyebrow in challenging notion



Piya was tongue tied. Misha smirked.



Just when the two were busy in taunting each other Arav and Mahira? came to them.



"What's happening here?" Arav asked eyeing Misha from the periphery of his eyes like wanting to ask what she was doing there



Misha, on the other hand, was startled. She looked at Mahira and Arav with shock. Her eyes stopped on Arav. She felt an irresistible desire to gaze him but she quickly overcame it and looked away though she felt his gaze on her.



"Why do you care? You both didn't came to me whole day not in college and not even here doing don't know what now it's my time do what I want and am not willing to tell my plans to both of you" Piya breathed angrily



"Piya we..." Arav tried to defend himself



"Tit for tat!" Piya stuck out her tongue and gripping Misha from shoulder she almost ran from there



"She's angry!" Arav sighed



"Who? Misha or Piya?" Mahi asked casually



Arav gazed her for moment, reseeing in his mind Misha ignoring him. He shook his head clearing his mind.



"Piya, of course" Arav replied looking away



"I don't think any of them is angry. They are just ignoring is for some other reason." Mahira shrugged as she expressed her view that was hundred percent true but unknown to them



"Reason?! What reason?" Arav asked curiously



Mahira shrugged with don't know look.



"Don't assume things then" Arav rolled his eyes



"Am not assuming am just telling what I felt and saw. And don't forget I am a girl who can understand girls better than you" Mahira retorted pointing at him with her index finger



"Yeah, girlss" Arav muttered looking away



Mahi felt a strong urge to reply back but pursued her lips stopping herself.





Piya breathed in relief leaving Misha as they stood near her car. She saw Misha gazing her for answers as she folded her arms over her chest.



"What was that?" Misha asked



"A trick to escape from them. They would have known the truth in seconds and then.... Ah leave it let's just leave." Piya said as eyed the twilight spreading on sky



"So you wasn't actually angry on them for ignoring you whole day." Misha asked thinking about Arav as she opened the car door and sat inside



"Nope! I know them too well to understand when they ignore everyone they have some strong reasons" Piya answered as she started the car



"Ah okay" Misha thought about what she said



Was he ignoring her for some reasons too?, Misha asked herself in mind.



Piya pushed the brakes suddenly. Misha looked around to see if they reached their destination but was disappointed to see them in the middle of deserted road surrounded by forest.



"Damn it!" Piya punched the steering wheel in frustration



"Has car stopped itself?" Misha asked opening the car door but before she could step outside Piya replied



"Much worse than that"



Misha narrowed her eyes trying to find what she meant.



"I don't know where his house is" Piya exhaled exasperated



Misha widened her eyes in shock but soon she started to laugh much to Piya annoyance.



"Wonderful! love do wonders no?" Misha asked tauntingly



"Shut up and let me think" Piya rolled her eyes



Misha chuckled earning a glare from Piya. She pursued her lips too suppress her smile and eyed Piya from periphery of her eyes.



Piya smiled brightly confusing Misha.



Has she gone mad? Misha thought eyeing her skeptically.



"I don't need to worry about something so trivial" Piya talked to no one particular



"Trivial!" Misha exclaimed raising her eyebrow she was sure that Piya had lost her mind



Piya pressed a particular button in car after which the roof of car was moved away. She smiled brightly looking at sky. After a moment of gazing the sky she started the car.



Misha kept on giving her strange looks, she wanted to question but chose not to knowing somewhere that the replies will be mind boggling - kind of maddening.



Misha rolled her eyes and focused her attention outside the window as Piya drove the car and looked up time to time.



Arav's eyes lingered in Misha mind. How much she would try to shook it off they would return with more than before remembrance.



"He is arrogant and ill mannered moron!" Frustrated Misha told herself in heart in a hope that thinking about how negative side she might forget about him but her own heart betrayed her and a soft thought wandered in her mind



"He might have reasons!"



But what type of reasons gave him permission to manhandle others, she rebuked her own self thought. Somehow she managed to keeping her mind on the forest long trees and the soft breeze blowing but again her mind went back to Arav.



"I was being rude to him, too" she thought softly



She realized what she was thinking and exhaling exasperated she told herself one last time that he didn't have right to manhandle her. Before her own mind and heart came up with another excuse to defend Arav or think about him she turned to her side and pressed on the radio in car. Some random news, she switched changed the channel to a song and relaxed on car seat, closed her eyes and mind from the world around her.



~*~



It was a beautiful card of tri color - red, white and black. The background was of black with white and red flowers imprinted on sides. It was elegant and beautiful.



His lips twitched into a smile as Armaan gazed the invitation received. He liked the choice of colors particularly black and red something he liked most in his world. He smiled amusedly taking the glass from the side and taking a sip from it.



"Someone of my mind! I like it!" Armaan whispered with a smirk



He turned his eyes to the names and words imprinted in yellow against black background.



Armaan raised his eyebrow in surprise. He looked away and smiled : three anniversaries together, quite intriguing! His mind lost it's track and went to the time of once fun.



"Armi, we will marry together." A voice from past whispered in his mind "it will be so fun, no? We will have anniversaries together and lot of more fun." The grin of boy flashed in his mind



He looked away as he remembered how he had laughed at the boy.



"You are such a stupid! I won't marry the day you will, c'mon who'll prepare for my marriage if you too will be getting married the same day and then the fight of who's choice in preparation" He remembered replying with taunts



"I'll manage" the boy had grimaced not liking him not agreeing



"Forget it!" He had laughed it off and walked from there knowing that the little guy must've became sad but he just smiled without looking back and left from there



Returning back to the harsh reality Armaan crumbled the card in his hand and threw it away with anger all over his face. He was gripping himself from breaking anything because the anger was too difficult to control. He leaned on the chair back holding it so tightly like he'll break the wood in a second.



He gritted his teeth, his knuckles went white due to the tight hold and his eyes showed fire.



~*~



Misha jerked from her peaceful thoughts as the car stopped with screech - looked like Piya was driving quite fast. She saw the car stopped in front of a huge mansion and turned to Piya.



"Let's go!" Piya grinned pushing open the car door



"You said you don't know about his place, you lied?!" Misha stood outside the car gazing the name board with Raichand written on it



"I didn't lied!" Piya frowned at the accusation



"Then how are we here?" Misha asked remembering she never slept to not know her asking someone



"Sky told me" Piya shrugged



Misha gazed her in disbelief. 



"Will you stop talking rubbish?" Misha threw her hands in air exasperated



"Am speaking the truth!" Piya whined not liking the lack of trust on her



"So can you explain it?" Misha folded her arms over her chest



"Later!" Piya waved her hand



Misha stared her. Piya sighed knowing that look.



"I'm saying na later, it's not the right time now" Piya said eyeing the Raichand mansion



Misha sighed knowingly. They were right in front of someone's house and it was better to go inside than to stand outside and know some facts.



Both walked to the door and rang the bell.



Piya turned her head around. She looked at the forest all around the Raichand territory. She kind of liked it, it was too close to nature. She smiled unknowingly.



"Excuse me?" 



Piya turned with jerk, surprised at the sudden female voice. She composed herself seeing a beautiful lady standing at door gazing her. She eyed Misha from periphery to see her standing silent not caring to reply and she knew she wouldn't because she must be thinking to let her deal with her issues. She sighed exasperated.



"Hello, aunty, how are you?" Piya started with sweet smile



Haseena smiled impressively and intrigued.



"Am fine" Haseena replied narrowing her eyes curiously like asking why she was here while a smile adored her face



"Am Priya Azaad, youngest daughter of Azaad family you know about Azaad Enterprise, right? That same one. And she is Misha Dobriyal my friend. We came to meet Abhay." Piya chirped happily with a childlike behavior that could make anyone smile



"You must be Abhay mother right? I mean you are so gorgeous and beautiful you must be the owner of this beautiful mansion" Piya smiled sheepishly



Haseena smiled.



"That's right am Abhay mother and thanks for compliment but I think you are much more pretty." Haseena replied with flattery smile



"No aunty not more than you!" Piya grinned



Misha shook her head, suppressing her smile.



"Smart move, Piya. Nice way to reach her son" Misha said in mind



"Come inside!" Haseena said remembering they were still at door



Piya and Misha entered gleefully following Haseena.



Haseena entered in Hall where Chand was sitting. Chand looked at Haseena and then Piya and Misha.



"Who are these young ladies, Haseena?" Chand asked



Piya almost blushed at their politeness or flattery whatever you say.



"They are Abhay friends, Priya Azaad and Misha Dobriyal." Haseena told eyeing the two with smile



"Oh, Azaad Enterprise and Dobriyal industry?" Chand asked



Haseena nodded sitting beside him giving him a knowing look.



"Come sit why are you two standing?" Haseena said pointing to the sofa



"Ah no aunty no time for that. We just came to give you this invitation" Piya said taking out the invitation card from her bag and forwarding to them



"Invitation?" Haseena asked taking the card



"Yeah from Azaad Enterprise to Raichand Industry for the anniversary party of my parents" Piya told



"Nice combination" Haseena smiled eyeing the card color combination



"Isn't it? I know! You know it has all the colors of everyone's choice. Though we have invited everyone in city but we got the cards too you know for special peoples " Piya grinned



"Impressive!" Chand smiled amused at the little girl chirpness



"By the way, uncle aunty, where's Abhay? Actually I wanted to give him invitation card too" Piya said finally "I gave to all my friends" Piya added li'll nervously



"He must be on terrace, let me call him" Haseena said trying to stand up but stopped on Piya saying



"It's okay aunty, I'll go and check on him myself. I'm sure I'll find my way to terrace, quite easily" Piya said wanting to get some personal time with him remembering their last meeting that didn't ended well



"But..." Haseena hesitated and eyed Chand nervously " how will you..."



"Am saying na aunty I'll be fine. I know all stairs take to terrace so it won't be that difficult" Piya insisted



Haseena looked at Chand. Chand gave a nod. Haseena agreed.



"Mish, I'll be just back" Piya turned to Misha and quickly ran after few words



"Wonderful" Misha rolled her eyes



It couldn't be more worse for Misha.



Dark sky filled with numerous tinkling stars with the moon crowning it looked beautiful and serene. It was the most favorite time of Abhay, most sad time too. It was the time which he hated and loved at same time.



He gazed farthest at sky like trying to reach the depth of moon in order to find his answers.



He wanted to remove the pain but it was getting difficult everyday. He wanted to prove them wrong but everyday he was proved wrong; no clue ; no lead; no nothing to find the truth. Was the truth really in front of them: like his father said? No! He didn't wanted to believe everyone.



Soft gust of wind. Abhay closed his eyes feeling it. He could feel the ocean of pain, deep inside him, clamoring in the gust of wind. A footstep, not too far, echoed but Abhay didn't cared about it.



Piya stepped on terrace as soft breeze welcomed her. She smiled looking around the huge place stopping her eyes on the serene scene; standing by railing with his eyes closed and moonlight showering on him, Abhay looked a guy every girl would dream.



"So cute!" Piya exclaimed



Bewildered by sudden intrusion, Abhay opened his eyes and turned to her quickly.



"I mean moon! Isn't it absolutely breathtaking?" Piya asked with smiling eyes "And... You was looking charming too." Piya added after a moment of hesitation



"What are you..." Abhay tried to questioned but she was too fast



"I wonder how can a guy be so charming? Do you possess some powers? Like that of attraction or what?" Piya asked with a huge smile



Abhay widened his eyes in shock. Soon, he composed himself and answered her.



"I think you believe in fairy tales too much" Abhay shook his head



"I do! They are amazing, isn't it? I believe they exist what do you say?" Piya chirped like a kid



Abhay was amused at her blaberring. She was just like a kid so different from other girls who would behave so awfully, seductively actually, with him.



"Yeah of course just like monsters do, no?" Abhay replied sarcastically



"Yes, yes! Monsters too." Piya nodded without caring for the sarcasm in his tone she replied with utmost sincerity "But, I love fairy tales more why to worry about monsters? I mean we should concentrate on beautiful side, no? Like in the 'Beauty and the beast' how good was the beautiful side of beast." Piya talked animatedly like she was already lost in fairy tales but still not unaware of her own prince



Abhay just gazed her silently. Her animated talks and sparking eyes with deep words were stirring something in him. He gazed her without blinking. Her every word was just so pure, so full of life that he couldn't believe a person like her still exists. Wasn't the world too harsh for such innocent souls to exist.



"By the way did you ever watched it? I highly doubt." Piya asked thoughtfully



"Not really but I heared about it." Abhay shrugged



"See, I knew it!" Piya became excited on how guess being right "but you should watch it, you know it's really awesome." Piya frowned and then advised him



"Yeah, whatever!" Abhay rolled his eyes on the suggestion of watching fairy tales he wasn't a kid and moreover he doesn't believe such thing



"Anyway, I came to give you invitation card. You have to come tomorrow at our place." Piya said in authorative tone while taking out the card



Abhay raised his eyebrow not believing how quickly this girl changed her mood. A second before she was being a kid and now she just turned into a mature adult.



"....Please!" Piya added after a moment with a puppy dog face



Abhay chuckled. 'back to herself' he said in mind.



Piya waited for him to take the card. After, he took it a minute later she smiled.



"You will come na?" She asked with hope



Abhay looked at her. He could see the hope in her eyes and remembered her confession not many days before. He felt helpless and bad for the girl so lively to fall for him. He braced himself to do something that might break her hope but at least she would try to forget about him, at least he thought that.



Piya mouth remain open as Abhay tossed the card down the terrace on the floor of mansion gate. She quickly rushed to railing and looked at the card safely placed on the floor.



"No! Let me jump down from here and I'll take it back. Let me do it please" Piya faked weeping, leaning on railing



Abhay gazed her strangely, not understanding.



"No one is stopping you first of all and secondly you can't jump down from terrace not safe and sound at least" Abhay said



Piya turned to him and straightened herself.



"True!" Piya nodded "but I was just having fun, you know?" Piya grinned



"About the card, then you have to take it yourself and you will, I know." Piya said with confidence while playing with her curls that looked so cute that Abhay almost smiled



"Why do you think I'll take it when I have myself threw it down?" Abhay crossed her arms over her shoulder



"Beauty and the beast' remember? I look at the positive side, I hope you got that!" Piya said in riddle confusing Abhay



Just then Piya phone rang and she gasped seeing her mother name flashing.



"Oh God! Why did I bring this thing with me?" Piya mumbled and rushed from terrace



"I'll meet you tomorrow, bye till then." Piya shouted from terrace door before disappearing behind it



Abhay gazed where she left. He was amazed at the different sides of her.



"What is she?" He chuckled in disbelief





With the phone ringing in her hand, Piya rushed downstairs in hall to Misha. Passing an apologetic look to Abhay parents she held Misha hand.



"Am sorry uncle aunty, am in rush. Mother is calling." She clarified and almost ran in the middle while dragging Misha but stopped and turned to two



" Aunty, please make sure Abhay comes tomorrow. Actually I just annoyed him a little and even invitation card fell from me, from terrace. I would've apologised myself but need to rush now so please..." Piya made innocent face



Haseena nodded with a smile.



"No problem, he'll be there" Haseena promised



"Thank you aunty. Bye uncle, bye aunty" Piya waved with one hand while dragging Misha with other



They both came out of the Raichand mansion. Misha eyes fall on the fallen card.



"Aren't you going to take it?" Misha asked with disinterest



"No, he'll take it himself." Piya replied eyeing the terrace



They left from there.



Abhay eyed them going as he took the card in his hand.



"Will you stop manhandling me?" Misha growled as she jerked away her hand from Piya grip



"I wasn't manhandling you." Piya shook her hand



"Yeah right that's why you literally dragged me outside" Misha rolled her eyes



"I'm sorry! Actually we need to rush, I got some invitation card to give mother and I'm getting late" Piya told meekly



"I forgive you for one last time" Misha glared



"Thank you"Piya grinned as she started the car



"I have to be quick!" Piya mumbled, she had to reach fast because their was going to be a ritual in some minutes where all the family had to be present. They always did that ritual before organising a party at place just to keep their powers hidden because in the presence of number of people there are high chances they or their enchanted mansion would be exposed.



For the second time in day, Piya decided to use powers that too in front of Misha. The car teleported near Misha's house.



Misha eyes widened as she realized the forest road suddenly changed into the nearest road of her place. She gasped to see her house and looked at Piya.



"How did you.... How this..." She was speechless



"I teleported!" Piya told solemnly keeping her gaze hooked on road



Misha opened her mouth to protest the reality but closed it. She gulped and composed herself.



"You need to tell me this, now, Piya" Misha said seriously



"After tomorrow, please" averting her gaze from road Piya looked at her



"I'll make sure then, after tomorrow" Misha said got out of the car



As soon Misha stepped out, Piya teleported back to her own house.



Misha turned back to see her but was surprised to see her car gone. She looked around, bewildered, found nothing but fog.



"It must be some trick" Misha comforted herself and eyeing the road with uncertainty she walked inside



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Thanks Ami and Arshisarunmoon. You have to read to know more.



Thanks for waiting patiently. I'll update on weekends for sure. But other days I can't promise due to my tests.



Love,

Asshi


Mar 24

Chapter 13 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 7 times)

Chapter 13 - Party



Azaad mansion was brightly decorated with flowers and light. It looked beautiful and elegant in its own glory.



Khushi came in hall decked in a beautiful red finery. Her face was glowing with ever new hope. She looked as beautiful as princess.



To welcome the guests, she walked to the door.



Piya looked at herself in mirror. She was wearing a black and silver gown. It was simple yet elegant. She didn't had put any makeup on herself in fact she hated makeup. She let her hair open as usual, the way she liked them most. Now she was busy checking if she was looking fine or not.



"Hmm, I think I should move more" Piya grinned and taking her phone from dressing table ran out of room



She leaned on railing from upstairs gazing the guests that had arrived. She pouted on not finding Raichand family but then sighed and rushed to Misha.



"Hey, dude wassup huh?" Piya grinned elbowing her



"Not much just a chill drink" Misha smirked taking the glass from bar



Piya gasped stealing a glance at liquor.



"Already?" Piya asked with wide eyes " being bad huh" Piya added with wink



"Not really. I don't want to be locked away" Misha replied emptying the glass in flower pot



"Huh, from when did Miss Misha Dobriyal started to get scared?"Piya asked folding her arms over her chest



"Am not scared!" Misha denied strongly "I just lost taste for it. You know likes change" Misha shrugged gazing the people arriving at party



Piya narrowed her eyes. She felt different, Misha was hiding something perhaps, but she chose to remain silent.



"Anyway, how am looking?" Piya asked taking a step backward to give Misha a clear view of herself



Misha raised her eyebrow and eyed her from top to bottom. She grinned.



"A mannequin of shopping malls!" Misha laughed



Piya mouth dropped in shock, she fumed and then slapped her on shoulder.



"How dare you!" Piya gritted



"What? You asked me and I'm telling you. You should've told me you want to hear 'nice' thingy only" Misha replied shrugging



"I don't want fake compliments but I know that was just you teasing" Piya stood straight and glared her



"Oh yeah! But wait let me see are you T or Piya? I'm having a doubt" Misha teased further



"Eek, how can you compare me to that makeup factory? I wonder how she breathes without makeup?" Piya squirted



Misha laughed.



"By the way, where's she? Didn't saw her from quite time. Looking like my revenge was a great success" Piya giggled



"That's my friend" Misha giggled with her, happy to have teasing back in their routine or else few days were just filled with love stuff, too sweet for Misha



Suddenly the atmosphere changed. Piya felt coldness surrounding her. She felt different. It was for the first time but it was pleasent too. Her sudden silence didn't go unnoticed by Misha. Piya turned sideways and her gaze turned to door by itself. A smile spread on her face as she saw Raichands entering.



"Finally" she grinned



Misha looked away uninterested. She saw Arav talking with someone at some distance. She didn't realize she was gazing him from long until Arav looked towards her. She was caught off guard and was embarrassed. Misha quickly looked away. She felt the heat surging on her cheeks. Was she blushing, she questioned herself and touched her cheeks.



Arav smiled unknowingly. The red tinge on Misha face was adorable. He didn't knew what he was feeling but he knew he was liking it. Misha Dobriyal and blushing, it was surely a breaking news.



Khushi welcomed Raichands with a beautiful smile.



"Glad to meet you finally" Khushi said sweetly



"We were also looking forward to meet you and I must say I'm impressed" Chand Raichand reciprocated with his signature smile as he gave a look around the mansion



"Thank you, Mr Raichand." Khushi smiled "Come please" Khushi added



Chand gave a nod and walked with Haseena. Abhay followed them silently looking around.



"Abhay, am glad you came. It's nice to meet you again." Khushi looked at him



Chand was surprised to realize Khushi already met him. He passed a look at Haseena, who looked back at him.



"I'm surprised you know each other? Abhay never told me" Chand said curiously



Abhay looked away from Chand pointy look.



"Ahh that was just by chance." Khushi shrugged eyeing Abhay knowing well how they met was not something to tell



"But I must say your son is really nice guy" Khushi looked at Chand and Haseena



Before Chand and Haseena could say anything they saw Armaan entering. They exchanged glances.



Khushi noticed their change of behavior she was confused. She looked at Abhay to see him stiffened. A pain that reflected for a second, she was quick to observe it. She followed his gaze and gasped to see Armaan, a copy of Asad. Her mind analyzed the situation and she remembered Piya talking about a guy looking exactly like Asad but with lot of attitude. She realized it was him Armaan Malik.



Armaan eyed Raichands darkly. The coldness surrounding them was telling about the enmity between them.



"Armaan Malik, right?" Khushi composed herself and started with her normal behavior while deep inside she knew something was wrong



"I never knew I am so popular" Armaan smiled cooly while from the corner he eyed Abhay



"Well it's small city, you know. Also it will be a shame if you don't know the new business men in town" Khushi said eyeing him and Raichands "by the way, Khushi Raizada Azaad" Khushi forward her hand



"Oh, nice to meet you ma'am." Armaan bow his head as respect and shook hand with her



"Please come inside" Khushi said



Armaan gave a nod to her and walked to Raichands.



"Mr and Mrs Raichand!" Armaan hissed "oh Abhay, the nice guy!" Armaan said mockingly "never nice to meet you" he whispered audible to them and left glaring them with a dark look



"Ignore him!" Chand commanded Haseena and Abhay while looking at Armaan leaving figure



'Rivals' Khushi concluded. Their wasn't any enmity but rivalty between them, but even her sharp senses couldn't tell how deep and close this rivalty was.



Armaan stood in corner. He seemed composed, no more anger on his face. He was looking around with amused look instead. Just then Mahira descended the stairs with an unmatched grace. Armaan, on seeing her, was left open mouth.



"Beautiful!" He muttered enticed



Mahira looked around the party and felt many eyes on herself. She smiled shyly and softly. Among all the gazes she felt one was really strong, strong enough to make her shudder. Instinctively, her gaze turned sideways and she saw Armaan looking at her. Like a magic in the air, she couldn't look away from him like frozen on her place she couldn't move either. Something in her chest twisted as she looked at Armaan. It was different. She never felt like that before.



It wasn't until Arav came by her that she realized she was staring a guy. She was embarrassed and surprised.



"Hey, where are you lost? Aren't you planning to join us?" Arav nudged her



Arav came to her when he noticed his sister was stopped at one spot, near the stairs, that seemed odd.



"Yeah let's go" Mahira mumbled nervously moving the hair strand behind her ear



Almost all the guests have arrived but the hosts and the reason of the party were missing, even guests started to questioned about that. 



Khushi shook her head with a soft smile playing on her lips. It was time now after all. 



"They will never change" she laughed in her mind happily



"Romeo and juliet, your presence is required in the party!" Khushi telepathed to four and the nervous reply of their together in 'yes' made Khushi head buzzed but she composed herself soon enough



Rishab and Madhu rushed out of room with Madhu chiding Rishab for making them late. When they were closed to staircase they saw the similar situation with Asad and Zoya. The couples looked at each other and laughed at being late together. They all were similar yet different in their own way.



The two pair make their way downstairs gaining everyone's attention. They had a beautiful smiles on their faces that spreaded smile all in hall but somewhere in there some people lost their smiles...



Chand was talking to a man when the man told him the arrival of RishBala and AsYa. Chand like everyone else looked towards stairs to get a glimpse of the pair that was talk of town. The smile from his face vanished as he saw Asad and Rishab. More than shocked about Rishab having same looks as Abhay, he was paled on seeing Asad. He turned his head to Haseena and Abhay. And the Raichands trio exchanged same shocked and worried glances. 'It was going to be dangerous'.



Khushi walked to the couples. She gave them naughty smile.



"Finally, lads here!" Khushi giggled softly making the four embarrassed



"Khushi" Madhu tried to find words " you know na your brother is such a bully" Madhu said quickly and stood beside Khushi giving Rishab strange looks



"What bully?!" Rishab looked at Madhu with wide eyes



"Guys guys.... No time to fight. Continue this later, alright?" Khushi interrupted



The four nodded.



"Later" Rishab whispered to Madhu with dangerous look and left to meet people



Madhu shuddered but then shrugged off it. It won't matter later will it?



"Ok, ladies and gentlemen let's gather for cake" Arav announced standing on stairs



As soon Arav made the announcement, Mahira came with cake. The kids get to their parents and brought them in center. 



Asad Zoya, Rishab Madhu and Khushi looked at each other work smile. They held the knife together and work a promising smile to each other, cut the cake.



The light layer of tears in Khushi eyes and the feeling of nostalgia didn't went unnoticed but the promise friends made to each other became their strong support.



The absence of Khushi husband became the gossip all around after cake cutting even then Khushi held herself strong and replied them that he wasn't around due to some business issues clearly hiding the fact of his death that didn't went unnoticed by Arav but he kept quiet on that matter. 



Misha was around when Khushi faced constant questions. She noticed change of expression on Arav face. Pained!? Or was it disgust? Misha was pondering over when Arav made his way to stairs and made the announcement of dance. 



Lights were switched off and the centre of hall was dimly lit. With lights closed and music turned on the gossips of people were hushed. 



Misha thought she knew why Arav announced it. She felt like it was connected to his father and he was actually pained. She was more surprised and felt immense respect for Arav being such a great son when Arav walked to Khushi and offered to dance with her. The look of support in Arav's eyes, was seen by her and she felt respect increasing for Arav in her heart.



Mahira watched with smile as her parents danced lost in each other's eyes. The way her father held her mother, so securely and so lovingly, she always adored it and somewhere wished for a partner like her father. 



Mahira gasped, being startled, as Armaan stood in front of her with a smug smile. She narrowed her eyes. It was surprisingly confusing to see him.



"Did I scared you?" Armaan asked slowly with that smile still plastered on his face



Mahira frowned not able to understand his sudden cordiality or was it another trick to trouble her?



"Sorry about that." Armaan shrugged



Mahira opened her mouth to say something but deciding otherwise, she looked away.



"Are you still angry about all that I did?" Armaan asked



"What do you want?" Mahira asked sharply



"I was thinking..... Can I have a dance with you?" Armaan forwarded his hand



Mahira looked at him skeptically. To say she was shock would be an understatement.



"As a start of nice relationship!" Armaan added



Mahira eyes widened. She turned to go but he was quick to stop his way.



"You are taking me wrong. I didn't mean it in... That way, you know. I mean we can be friends." Armaan elucidated



Mahira looked around. They were between lot of people and she didn't wanted to make a scene so scrupling she gave her hand in his.



Armaan smiled widely and took her on dance floor.



They didn't knew Piya was watching them but maybe they didn't cared either, somewhere when their hands touched their hearts synched in a single hormoney.



Piya giggled. She knew somewhere this would happen but so fast... It wasn't her prediction. 



"Armaahiiiiiii" Piya sang in low tone giggling to herself



Suddenly, she stopped giggling and remembered something. A frown appeared on her face.



"What about me?" She whined



Piya looked around searching for someone. She stopped on seeing Abhay standing in other corner of room. She smiled gleefully.



"Abhay" Piya called standing beside him



Abhay looked at her. He was taken aback. It was first time he realized how beautiful she looked and how charming her smile was.



"Am so happy you came" Piya said softly, from the depth of her heart



Abhay saw her eyes twinkling in happiness and he was glad that he was the reason behind someone's happiness.



Piya looked down nervously. It was new to her, feeling nervous and all that but it was pleasent too. She smiled and looked at him again. Her throat dried to see him studying her.



"Abhay..." Piya started slowly "can I.... Can I have a dance with you.... Please?" Piya looked at him with hope and fear mingled, she was scared what if he put it down but had a hope too that he will not



Abhay was surprised. It was the first time he was meeting a girl like her, fierce and strong yet pure at heart and innocent. She proposed him herself and now offering dance..... No girl will ever do that until or unless she is madly and helplessly in love with that guy and she was both... Madly and helplessly in love with a guy from the first sight.



He knew he shouldn't give hope to such a pure hearted girl but he couldn't help accepting after all he still had emotions that didn't let him to disappoint a girl who was hoping so much from him. He didn't knew whether it was right or wrong, all he knew, it was right at that moment.



Piya heart jumped in happiness when Abhay agreed and they walked to dance floor. She felt something different when their hand touched, it was like an electric current. She kept on looking at him trying to know him. 



Piya placed her hand on his shoulder while he held her from waist making butterfly dance in her stomach. They moved slowly with beats, looking into each other eyes. Everything had fell silent, only their eyes speaking. 



His eyes, crying helplessness and her eyes showering love like a fire and snow gazing each other or a sun and moon calling each other... They looked tragically beautiful.



He spun her around but she didn't let the eye contact break. He held her again softly and lovingly. Her hand brushed his chest and he felt his heart beating for the first time.... After a long time.



He was startled and she saw in his eyes the person calling her for life. He realized she was life... A life giver and that brought the dull ache. Life and death can be never together.......



He wanted her, he needed her, she could feel it but as he softly left her, she gazed him with confusion like questioning a sun why is it burning in fire or a moon why is it so alone in a sky full of stars.



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londoner: thanks dear. Yes I am back. I'll look forward to your views on story. Do tell me how you find it on completing reading. Criticism will be welcomed too.

Ami : thanks dear. Have replied you in comment section.


Love,

Asshi

Mar 25

Chapter 14 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 7 times)

Chapter 14 - Flickering circumstances



Misha was sitting in a corner, away from everyone. She was lost in thoughts. How much she tried but she wasn't able to forget about Arav and last night. She had never saw so many emotions in someone's eyes.



Misha shook her head and tried to get out of the thoughts. She didn't wanted to think about Arav but it seemed her mind wasn't in her control. She was frustrated but at the same time she wanted to think about him and know about him.



"Who's he? No one, right! Why am I thinking about him so much then?" Standing up, angrily, Misha questioned herself



Her thoughts came to stop when her eyes met with Arav's.



Arav was passing by when he saw her worried about something. He smiled thinking how cute she looked even with worry. 



"But what is troubling her so much?" Arav questioned himself with a frown



Suddenly Misha looked towards him and he realized he was caught off guard staring her. He looked away after a moment and left the place quickly feeling the frown on Misha face.



~*~



Piya entered the college in a jolly mood. She was really happy after last night. She thought her relationship with Abhay was becoming better but a thought was troubling her too. She had seen Abhay reluctance even when he wanted to be with her. She wanted to know the reason but knew it that Abhay won't tell her not now at least. But that unknown reason was scaring her though she hid it well in her heart not wanting to think about something bad.



Her life was beautiful and love was adding more beauty in it but she had no idea on what path she had stepped. 



Piya saw Abhay passing by. Her face lit up instantly. She waved towards him happily.



Abhay stopped seeing her. The smile on her face stirred something in him. He felt a dull ache.



Piya frowned as Abhay walked away ignoring her. She remembered the last night and bit her lower lip feeling low. She shook her head and smiled finding an accuse for Abhay behavior she walked for her class.



Abhay was sure about his decision. He had to stay away from Piya! He felt bad for her but decided not to think about her. He had a thing to do. Worse was on its way else.



Abhay was walking. His mind was lost in some thoughts. He stopped realizing someone was standing in his way. He looked up to see Armaan. He fisted his hands to control himself.



Armaan grinned. He hummed moving round him much to Abhay irritation.



"ONCE AGAIN TOGETHER!" Armaan said happily



Abhay looked away displeased.



"Looking away from me. ME! Not bad! Finally, dropping the masquerade of goodness eh?" Armaan smiled looking around to make sure no one was noticing them



Abhay looked at him trying to read his face like trying to see something, something he knew well but wasn't able to see.



"What happened?" Armaan asked feigning concern "feeling angry?" A mocking smile crept on his face



Abhay closed his eyes and looked away.



Armaan laughed.



"Don't worry...." Armaan straightened himself and continued "I don't have time for you, right now. I have really important work to do." Armaan smiled deviously



Abhay looked at him. He knew that smile. He knew what it meant. Panic crept in his veins.



"No Armaan you can't do it. Don't do it." Abhay started but Armaan walked away smiling leaving Abhay in his despair



Abhay moved his fingers in his hair. He closed his eyes in frustration.



"I have to stop him." Abhay thought with worry



~*~*



Khushi lit the last candle in the circle. She looked at it with hope and determination. It was going to decide whether she's right about Arnav or not.



Khushi closed her eyes sitting in between the candles and focused in her mind to reach Arnav. There was darkness all around except for the little candles flickering.



Her lips moved, whispering some arcane words while candlelight danced around.



"Khushi" a voice echoed in her brain



Hearing the voice she was yearning, Khushi was about to lose her concentration and open her eyes but she controlled her emotions and calmed her veins even though it was impossible, she managed.



"Arnav" she called in mind with so many emotions crawling on her face.



"Khushi...." another painful voice came



"Arnav where are you? Do you even know......" Khushi was saying in mind when Arnav voice came strongly



"Khushi listen to me carefully.... Or else he'll get to know.... Khushi be careful... He is... He is after you and Arav. Protect him and yourself..... and.... sa..ve" Arnav voice started to die out



 "save me" he completed and then silence prevailed



"Arnav... Arnav what happened? Please answer me. Where are you Arnav?" Khushi asked back, her concentration slipping with the sudden silence



There was no reply from other side and a sudden force was pulling her out of her concentration though she had felt that her connection was already broken and she was no more in contact with Arnav.



Khushi opened her eyes with heavy breath. Tears slipped from her eyes and then a smile started to brighten her face. Her faith was pure. Whatever the danger was she didn't care, right now she was happy to know her Arnav was alive.



Khushi quickly stood up and rushed to Asad Zoya and Rishab Madhu in hall. They were sitting in hall anxious but seeing her stood up.



"He... He is alive!" Khushi told with teary smile



Asad Zoya and Rishab Madhu looked at each other with happiness. They circled Khushi.



"What really happen?" Rishab voiced all of their question



"I talked to him and...." Khushi started "he told me to take care of Arav and....." Khushi stopped as Asad interrupt



"He told you to take care of Arav?" Asad asked in disbelief



Khushi nodded.



"But how's that possible?" Asad looked at Zoya and others and then towards Khushi



Khushi looked at him confused.



"I mean... how do Arnav know about his son? How do he know his son's name is Arav? " Asad asked



Everyone became thoughtful.



"But... He.. told me" Khushi said skeptical



"What else he told you? Tell us everything." Madhu said



"He told me that He is behind me and Arav, I don't know who He! " Khushi told remembering his words



"Anything else?" Rishab asked



Khushi thought for sometime trying to remember each and every bit of his words.



"He said 'save me'. After that I couldn't get to him. It was like there was some type of force. I felt like the connection was brutally torn by something." Khushi explained



Khushi looked at them for any type of reaction. Everyone's aghast face made the silence scary.



"That means....." Asad trailed off



"There's some dark force...." Zoya said



"And the dark world is still there" Madhu looked at all of them as she completed everyone's unsaid words



Silence. Hearts thumping rapidly. Aghast!



~*~



Class was over and everyone was moving out talking to each other. Mahira was busy collecting her books. She didn't realize when Armaan came and stood by her until she heared him talking to her.



"Do you need any help?"



Mahira was startled. She looked at him. She furrowed her brow thinking what he was upto.



"From when did you become so good?" Mahira taunted



Armaan smiled.



"Actually, I was just trying to get your forgiveness but I think I just overdo everything." Armaan said smiling sheepishly



"Huh, Armaan Malik and wanting forgiveness?!" Mahira smirked "But yes you really overdo everything because just 'I'm sorry' would've do." 



"Okkk" Armaan bit his lower lip looking down, he looked at her and then straightened himself



"I am sorry!" Armaan said



Mahira mouth remained open. She wasn't expecting him to apologize.



Mahira kept on looking at him trying to understand him but all she could see was a smile that was saying a lot yet was veiled.



Mahira looked away as she realized she was losing herself in his strong aura. She gulped and pretended to be busied in collecting her books.



"I.... I forgive you." Mahira said without looking at him



"Really?" Armaan asked happily



"Yes." Mahira nodded



"Fantastic! A cup of coffee after college, what say?" Armaan said



Mahira frowned. She looked at him.



"Why?" Mahi asked suspiciously



"Just.... as you forgave me so.. umm like a seal of forgiveness and ahh start of friendship." Armaan shrugged but didn't look at her, he was nervous



Mahira observed him. She felt like he was trying to hide something. His excitement of before, perhaps.



"When did we become friends?" Mahira asked, she was teasing her this time, liking his nervousness



"Yesterday or maybe today... you forgave me so we are friends now, right?" Armaan feigned a smile to cover his nervousness



 "Fine! But I wonder where this guilt is coming from?" Mahira scrutinised



"Ahh... I'll tell you.... someday..." Armaan scratched the back of his head feeling embarrassed



Mahira felt fishy but shrugging took her books and got ready to go.



"Will see you later.." Mahira looked at him "after college?" Mahi raised her eyebrow



Armaan nodded happily.



Mahira smiled seeing him happy. She left the classroom.



~*~



Arav was looking far away. Mahira was sitting beside him. They were in canteen.



"You remembered what we found right?" Arav asked slowly, without looking at her



Mahira nodded.



"I remember!" Mahi said



"We have to be careful Mahira. I can feel the same danger coming closer. Its not just you and me but we.... We all." Arav looked at her this time



"But what should we do, Arav? And we can't do anything alone! If we have to protect everyone we have to tell everyone." Mahira said



"No!" Arav said strongly "we won't tell anyone."



"How will we handle all this then? We can't keep eye on everyone. And you know how clumsy Piya is." Mahira said



"I have a plan" Arav said seriously



"What?" Mahira asked



Arav looked at her. He thought for sometime.



"Not here!" Arav said looking around



Mahira looked at the people around them. She understood Arav plan involve powers. She gave a nod to Arav.



~*~



Abhay was standing alone. He was really worried. He was troubled by everything.



On one side there was Piya and on other side there was Armaan then there was his motive. Piya, Armaan, Asad, his motive, danger and everything was muddled into each other. It was all becoming same and one. He didn't know how to handle it. Where to focus.



Abhay punched the near by tree in frustration. He knew he need to do something fast. He need to find the way.



Abhay sighed. He took out a picture from his pocket. His facial expression changed into pain from worry as he watched the picture with yearning.



"I have to do it. I have to do it for you! For us!" Abhay whispered



Life wasn't going to be as easy as it was. Storms were on its way.

Apr 12

Chapter 15 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 11 times)

Chapter 15 - Secret unveiling



Asad Zoya, Rishab Madhu and Khushi assembled in hall. They nodded at each other and walked to gate when Khushi stopped suddenly.



"What about kids?" Khushi asked "if we all will leave who will look after kids?"



"They will be not coming any soon." Madhu answered and explained further, "Arav went to buy shoes, Mahira went with her friend and our Piya...(she sighed)... She don't need any reason to go out." Madhu shook her head



"Hmm.. good then. We can search easily." Khushi nodded



Rishab smiled in response.



They all leave in their SUV together.



Asad was driving car with Zoya sitting beside him and Rishab Madhu behind them with Khushi. Asad looked at Khushi from rearview while driving car.



"What do you think where should we start from?" Asad asked



"Demonio's castle?" Khushi said biting her lower lip nervously



Asad pulled brakes and looked at her shock with others sharing same expression.



"What?" 



Khushi closed her eyes for brief moment and then faced them.



"I read in a book; if an evil's castle break without evil death then a golden wood with some essential message inscribed will appear at that place." Khushi explained



"But we can't go there in car" Zoya said as a matter of fact



"Yes! I told to go by car so kids don't know anything." Khushi replied "now, Asad, drive to that cave, we all know, and then from there we'll teleport to that place."



Asad nodded.



Cave was well hidden near the forest. It was their secret hideout and very sacred. It held a lot of their secrets even some of really dangerous books on deep secrets of magic and powers were hidden inside it. It was also linked with their secret library at home.



They all came out of car and looked around. They didn't came here from ages. In fact the first time they came at this place, when they created it, was also the last time they visited it.



It was still safe. Safe and hidden.



"Let's move" Zoya looked at all of them



They all held each other hands and teleported to the place from where all of it started.



Khushi looked at the plain area in between the forest. Her eyes filled with pain as her mind played the time when her life stopped breathing at this very place.



The castle and its ruins both were erased from the place where once they stood. The place was so clear that it felt like a huge castle never existed on its ground.



But Khushi could still see that castle crumbling and falling with her Arnav inside it with a smile so veiled.



Khushi gasped for breath, gulping her tears as Rishab placed a comforting hand on her shoulder. 



"Le... Lets look around." Khushi said gaining the courage



~*~



Arav was inside a shoe shop. He was looking for some nice pair of shoes though it seemed more like moseying around.



It happened so that Mahira, after discussing their plan, leave him in hurry and he had himself left Piya alone in college so there was no chance to get back to anyone and he wasn't in mood to go home either. So after thinking for sometime he decided to check out the newly opened shoe shop and here he is now.



"Should I leave now?" A thought popped suddenly but Arav shook it off



"Maybe I should go somewhere else" Arav sighed stopping in his tracks



Before he could agree with himself his eyes fall on the girl standing at little dance. Her curls and jeans top made him realize who she was.



"Misha! Here!" Arav whispered and smiled without realizing



Arav looked around thinking how to interact. He smiled knowing what to do.



Misha was busy looking for shoes when someone collid with her, hitting her on shoulder. She turned to see the person with anger.



"Can't you ....." Misha mouth remained open on seeing Arav, she wasn't expecting to see him



"You!" Arav said loudly feigning shock



Misha was speechless. She didn't knew what to say or talk with him. They never interacted much particularly after Arav intense warning and the way her thoughts changed about him after that and the things she realized about him she didn't knew why but she wasn't able to talk to him. She simply looked away nervously.



Arav frowned seeing no reaction from Misha side. He wanted to talk with her and that's what he was feeling without realizing his own emotions. 



"Can't you see huh? Are you following me?" Arav spoke



"What? I and following you? Have you seen your face? Why will I follow a monkey like you?" Misha countered with full energy



Arav suppressed his smile. That was what he wanted.



"Oh really? am monkey?" Arav gritted walking closer to her while she move backward half remembering his anger "what are you then huh? Lizard?" Arav smirked



Misha looked around. She was trapped with wall behind her and Arav in front of her.



"Really funny huh! You are lizard yourself. I don't know what's your problem always sticking with me like lizard" Misha said hiding her fear she stepped forward shortening the distance between them there was no way she was going to show her fear so she decided to be strong even when her heart was beating faster than ever



"But the situation seems different here." Arav smirked



Misha looked at him confused. It was minute later she realized he was pointing towards there closeness that she increased by coming closerr to him. She looked at him with wide eyes while he looked at her with smirk. 



Misha closed her eyes and looking away moved away from him.



"Arrogant idiot!" Misha said in mind to vent out her nervousness



Arav leaned on her from behind and whispered in her ear - "you too!" 



Misha was startled by his voice. She turned to him anf furrowed her brow in confusion.



"Huh?"



"Arrogant idiot!" Arav replied with smile and left from there



Misha was shocked. She stood rooted to ground.



"How did he know what I was thinking?" Misha muttered in confusion



All the odd things from some time came in her mind and then Piya strange words. She remembered Piya promising to tell her everything.



Misha realized it was the time to be serious and find what was hidden but.... Will she be able to believe what is unnatural?



Misha called Piya. She was nervous. She had an innate feeling of knowing something that might change a lot of things.



"Hey Mish" she heared the cheerful voice of Piya from the phone



"I want to know everything, right now." Misha said strongly, breathing heavily



There was silence for a minute from other side.



"Look Piya you promised me and I want to know everything now." Misha said again



"Hey relax. When I'm denying you hmm? Ok tell me where are you?" Piya replied



"Ah the shoe shop that recently opened here. I forgot the name" Misha replied sheepishly while looking around to see if she can find the name of shop anywhere labeled



"Perfect. I'll be there in minute!" Misha heared Piya answer and then the beep indicating call was disconnected



Misha sighed. Determined to know the reason behind the strange occurences in Azaad's she walked out of the shop. She was still thinking about everything when her eyes fall on Piya standing at other side of road and waving at her. She was startled to see her so quickly nevertheless waved back at her and crossed the road.



"How come you reached here so soon?" Misha asked as she reached her



Piya laughed at her question.



"Are you planning to get all your answers here?" Piya smiled "come with me!" Piya held her hand and nudged her to follow her



Misha thought they were going to her car but after a minute she realized they were entering forest. She was confused and couldn't stop herself from questioning.



"Why are we going in Forest?"



"To kill you!" Piya rolled her eyes "stupid girl, will you just wait for a while?" Piya added



Misha silenced. She thought to wait as Piya was saying.



After walking for a while Misha felt like path was changed. She closely noticed her surrounding while following Piya when they entered a vast circle of plain right in the centre of forest perhaps. There was a platform made of woods with table in centre and small chairs surrounding it. There was a huge tree shadowing the platform. The place was utterly beautiful, natural beauty.



"Wow!" Words escaped from Misha mouth



Piya smiled hearing her. She looked at the place and then towards Misha.



"Let's go!" Piya said sitting on one of the three little chair



Misha followed the suit. 



"This place...?" Misha looked at her confused



"It all started from our grandparents, at least that's what our parents told us and I believe that's true too." Piya looked at her with weak smile



Misha was confused but knew she is going to get all her answers so remained silent.



"They went to magic school to learn magic." Piya smiled "Charmcaster, I guess the guy was, learning magic with my grandparents. It was on graduation day everyone get to know he was cheating. He was a spy from enemy and unfortunately he got the secrets of magic and everything was destroyed by them. Magic was destroyed and its existence was wiped off except that some still had. To save the world from evils it was said some children will be born who will not be normal but will have powers." Piya stopped and looked at Misha



"Filmy no?" Piya smiled wistfully



"Our family! Azaad family got the powers! With the birth of children their parents got killed. Years later when they were all grown up and got to know everything they fought to get rid of the evil and eventually won before our birth but in the journey they lost lot even Arav father." Piya stopped



Misha was shocked to know about Arav father.



"As our parents had powers they passed these as gift to us. We three have powers much stronger than our parents but we don't use it except at some occasions like during my accident" Piya passed her a smile as she sat in shock



"And this place...." Piya looked around happily, her eyes shining "I created it with my powers. I love nature and this place is peaceful. Whenever I feel alone I come here."



"I can't believe it. Magic and powers!" Misha said skeptical



"But after those incidents, I think I believe it." Misha said still in shock by the revelation



Piya smiled hearing her.



"I always wanted to tell someone all this. Someone not like us." Piya turned sorrowful " I wish he was here to listen" her voice break into mere whisper as tears chocked her



"Who? What?" Misha asked confused



"You know Mish everyone thinks Im..." Piya stopped as Misha phone rang and she started to check out



Piya gulped her tears realising she was going to speak out her biggest secret, her biggest secret. Her thoughts came to stop as she heared Misha speaking to her.



"Mumma is really angry and wants me to reach home immediately!"



"Not a big deal, let's do some magic!" Piya winked



Misha laughed trying to lighten the atmosphere after the revelation.



Piya high fived. 



They hold hands and soon reached in front if Dobriyal mansion.



"Awesome! No need for bike" Misha laughed and then bidding audie left



Piya smiled thinking how only Misha would react so jolly after such revelation. She turned around and was shocked to see Arav standing behind her. 



"How could you Piya?" Arav asked "why do you always behave so immature? How can you tell her about our secret?"



Piya looked at him blankly.



"I don't need to tell you everything, Arav. What I do shouldn't be your business like what you do isn't my business, eh?" Piya stopped and then continued rudely " And like I'm not questioning what you are doing here hm?"



Arav was surprised. He didn't know what to answer.



"I... I just came for work here." Arav looked around " But Piya how can you...." Arav stopped as Piya gave her long look before moving away without replying



"What's wrong with her?" Arav muttered surprised by sudden rudeness... Piya never behaved rudely....



Arav eyed the Dobriyal mansion remembering the danger that might lurk for knowing their secret on the girl, who managed to fascinate him.



~*~



Mahi enjoyed as she sipped the hot coffee with Armaan.



"By the way I never meant that" Armaan grinned sheepishly



"Yeah sure only that waitress took it wrong" Mahira laughed at the funny incident that took place minute before



"What's my fault if I am handsome?!" Armaan bragged



"True, handsome!" Mahira agreed with taunting smile



"Don't you find me handsome?" Armaan asked huskily looking in her eyes



Mahira was surprised by the question and sudden seriousness. She tried to look away but his eyes held her gaze.



"Ah... Why do you think you are handsome?" Mahira asked forcing a smile trying to control the different feeling surging in her heart



"Am I not?" Armaan asked again trying to get his answer



"No" Mahira looked away with playful smile



"Ouch..." Armaan touched his chest, Mahira turned to him confused "you broke my heart!" Armaan winked, Mahira laughed at his antics



"I think I should leave!" Mahira said



"Sure let's go" Armaan said standing up



Mahira raised her eyebrow. Armaan got confused.



"What?" Armaan asked not understanding her silent gesture



"I can go myself, thank you!" Mahira smiled standing up



"Well, I know but we can go together you know." Armaan said



Mahira shrugged. As they move forward Armaan collid with waitress and the juice held by her spilled on Armaan dress.



"Oh.." Armaan mourned



Mahira hid her smile behind her palm.



"Am so sorry sir.. sorry" Waitress apologized almost crying



"It's okay" Armaan said worrying for his spoilt dress



Mahira gestured the scared waitress to go and turned to Armaan.



"Let me help you" Mahira said taking out her scarf and cleaning his dress



"That girl is really smitten by you" Mahira smiled while cleaning his dress



"Really? Why do you think so?" Armaan asked smirking



"You are not handsome its just that.... " Mahira stood straight and smiled teasingly "she has bad choice!" Mahira pressed her lips to hide her laughter



"Huh? What?" Armaan was shocked "am bad choice?" Armaan asked



Mahira looked at him thinking something. Armaan was confused.



"You shouldn't think you are handsome when you are not." Mahira grinned and walked



Armaan followed her.



"Okay let it be. Am not handsome." Armaan shrugged



Mahira smiled as they walked.



"Though... You are good looking" Mahira said as she stopped near her car



"And... You are beautiful!" Armaan complimented



Mahira smile vanished as she looked at his smiling face. Composing herself after a minute she looked away smiling.



"Nice way to get own praise"Mahira rolled her eyes



"No am serious! I never saw someone beautiful like you....." Armaan said with intensity "with beautiful brown eyes!" 



Mahira was surprised. He observed her so closely shocked her. Maybe he was saying genuinely?



"You are flirting!" Mahira exclaimed



"No not flirting am just saying reality." Armaan saud shocked by her allegations



"Whatever! I have to leave!" Mahira said opening her car door, she was feeling something, something she never experienced before and it was scaring her



"Bye!" She forced a smile and sitting in car drive off



Armaan smiled seeing her car speeding away.



~*~





Khushi was looking around the forest with others. They were trying to find a clue that should lead them to Arnav whereabouts.



Khushi felt depressed and teary when she was unable to find anything even after an hour search. She touched her forehead and pressed her lips trying to control her tears. Suddenly, something shining blured her eyes as sun rays fall in front of her.



She looked at the thing. It was a wood with something engraved on it.



Khushi couldn't control her smile with happiness tears as she realized she found the clue she was searching.



"Rishu.... Asad... Madhu... Zoya.... Here.. come here..." Khushi called everyone happily



They rushed to her. Surrounding her they read  the wooden words.



'As long powers exist, evil follows..... moon of darkness revives evil...

On the top, it hides while eyeing.' they read the words and then looked at each other shocked and confused



Cold wind hissed in the loneliness of the forest.



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Apr 15

Chapter 16 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 4 times)

Chapter 16 - Medley of Emotions







Piya was sitting on her usual place, in the back garden of her home with the foggy night. Her eyes were gazing the sky like they always do for peace but tonight they were lost, lost in deep thoughts and in a memory so fresh. Her heart filled with saddness but her face blank, void of any feeling.



Life is unpredictable so are humans. No one can ever understand the real turmoil in human heart nor anyone can realize the real reason behind their each behavior. Mostly people fail to see the unshed tears and infinite concern in the person who hides it all time with a smile or silence. No one can understands anyone until or unless they expose their emotions themselves.



Piya sighed, her heart ached and her eyes filled up.



It hurts! It always does. Is the age difference such a sin that you will be pushed to side in important matters? Doesn't her love mean anything? Why does her involvement is not considered?



She wiped her tears and looked up as fresh tears made their way.



She remembered her times with Arav and Mahi. How beautiful they were! The teasings, the leg pullings and the immense love.



 She sighed!



She isn't blind in her new found feelings to see the secret brewing in her siblings. The distance that is increasing between them due to the secret mission they are on and think she might do something stupid or isn't capable of being part of their secret.



It hurts to know they think she can't handle things and is too immature. If only they will understand that all the funny remarks she make is just to light the situation and hide her hurt. It has been always her attempt to lend her helping hand secretly even when she don't know the problem that is troubling them.



How much she try to help them they don't let her. What's the use of her if she can be any use to her own family.



There was something going on. Everyone was hiding something but why from her? Doesn't she tell them everything about her? Then why can't they tell her? Why can't she stand with them? Why only her?



Piya closed her eyes letting go off all the pain. She need to be strong, she reminded herself. She pushed her thoughts to Abhay but her heart instead of lightening up ached more. What she saw today morning was giving her eery feelings.



"C'mon Piya let this go... Breath..." Piya tried to calm herself taking deep breaths



"Look around its so beautiful. The night is so beautiful..." Piya said looking around and forcing a smile



Somewhere all the burdens started to fall and she was able to get out of the dark side of herself.



~*~



Khushi looked through the books. Her heart was restless to know the reason behind the words that were engraved on golden wood. She was restless to find her love.



There was no translator of those words. She fall on chair sighing. Arnav face lingered in the back of her head.



"Khushi" his husky voice echoed in her ears from the past "I love you" his continuous showering of love



A lone tear escaped from her eyes. 



"Save me" 



Khushi sat with jerk. She can't lose hope. She had to save him, she reminded herself. She looked at the golden world and took it in her hand.



Khushi read the words again and again trying to decode the mystery or get some hint but all in vain. She punched the table in frustration that's when her eyes fall on the last line.



Khushi smiled as she knew what she had to do now.



~*~



Piya entered the college. She looked around to find Abhay. She was determined to talk with him. She stepped forward to see further.



 Her jaws dropped. She was shocked.



"Mahira with Armaan?" Piya whispered in shock



Soon a smile crept on her face. She already knew this will happen no? Oh, she already had hinted everyone!



Suddenly, Piya saw Abhay. Her smiled vanished slowly seeing him walking away ignoring her like she doesn't exist.



"Its alright Piya! Its you who love him not other way round so why would he care?" Piya told herself shrugging away the hurt that pierced her heart



Piya stepped forward to follow Abhay but suddenly strange hesitation stopped her. She was scared of being pushed away. Scared to be rejected.



She closed her eyes gathering the courage reminding herself that she can't dwindle between what if and what if not.





Abhay was feeling something different. A medley of emotions! He was frustrated and sad at the same time. Helplessness was hurting him. He didn't knew the way to get out of the quagmire he was trapped in. 



He was fighting with himself and his destiny. His every plan was failing even before he could put it to practice. Time was getting out of his hand like a sand in fist and he wasn't able to do anything.



"What.... What should I do?" Abhay questioned himself as he stood in a corner



Suddenly he felt it. He closed his eyes in helplessness. 



"Abhay" her voice reached his ears and he felt the same feeling once again



He didn't move nor turned to her. He stood there with his closed eyes holding the wall with lowered head.



Piya waited for his response but when their come none she gulped getting the tensed vibes. She still continued



"Abhay I know you must be annoyed at me for all that in car but can't we start afresh? can we forget everything and just be... friends?" Piya looked at him hopefully



Piya watched as Abhay turned. Her hearts was beating faster indicating her there was something amiss.



"Why don't you understand I'm not interested! we can be never together nor as friends neither as lover get that thing in your mind!" Abhay gritted, he was controlling his inner self that was getting hurt by his own behavior but wasn't he helpless?



Piya looked at him wide eyes. She never expected such an outburst. She looked down composing herself and then looked at him. She passed a smile.



"Its okay Abhay, I understand. What I feel is my problem not yours and I never you either." Piya said softly and left immediately



Abhay was guilty and ashamed for hurting the pure soul. He never imagined such a reaction from her and it increased his guilt. 



Abhay was surprised, too, to see how easily she masked her emotions so well that no one can ever think that she is hurt but he felt it, he could feel the pain in her heart. Her eyes were well masked too but he saw deep in them, the tears that they were shedding. 



It was like she has been doing that from long time, hiding her pain from everyone. And he hurt her too, his inner self chided him. But what is it that has been there always, that she is hiding from everyone from long? Abhay suddenly felt the urge to know her pain and take it away from her heart. He didn't knew why was he so worried for her maybe he met someone so pure after a long and her smile is beautiful?



"Am sorry!" Abhay whispered with heavy voice, he wanted to do a lot for her but in the state he is, he can only do one thing for her and that is too keep her far from him as much possible



"Hey did you just sid sorry.... To me?" Abhay jerked from his thoughts hearing the voice



Armaan smirked at him making Abhay clenched his fist and looked away.



"Did you get your brains back? You are apologising to me!" Armaan beamed



"That wasn't for you!" Abhay gritted



"Ouch that hurts!" Armaan faked hurt actually mimicking Abhay pain "for that little girl eh? Poor girl have to suffer due to you." Armaan smirked



Abhay looked at him sharply.



"Don't you dare Armaan!" Abhay pointed at him angrily



"I can little one!" Armaan said slowly holding his finger and looking at him with a glint in his eyes that scared Abhay



Armaan walked away smirking leaving a restless Abhay. Abhay watched him going with shock. He didn't knew what to do.



"Piya..." Abhay thought to go and find Piya but then he thought something and looked where Armaan left, he flared in anger



"Armaan Malik!" Abhay smiled "I won't fall for your stupid tactics. I know you are distracting me and what you want, am well aware of." Abhay smirked understanding the Armaan plan quite well





The whole day Piya wasn't seen. It increased Abhay guilt to see her no where or in any class. He realized he was right in understanding her feelings abd she was really hurt. But then Abhay consoled himself telling its the right thing for Piya.



~*~



Mahira was opening her car door when someone called her from behind. She turned around in confusion.



Armaan passed a smile to her and with long strides reached near her.



"Can you come with me?" Armaan asked slowly showing his hesitation



"Where?" Mahira narrowed her eyes



"At my place!" Armaan scratched the back of his head



Mahira was confused. She thought to ask for the reason but understanding the situation Armaan explained it before she could ask.



"Actually I need your help. As you know about my business and all so it's a formality to arrange a party since I'm new in town. It will be really helpful if you'll come and help me around" Armaan said politely



Mahira smiled impressively. She gave a nod to him. 



"Ok but let me first inform Arav. I'll be just back" Mahira said



Armaan nodded.



Mahira left to inform Arav while Armaan stood watching her going with smile.



~*~



Arav was looking around finding something or someone he didn't knew himself. He was having a strange feeling that he wasn't able to understand. Maybe something was going to happen and his senses were alerting him? Or was someone following him?



He turned around and was surprised to see Mahira standing behind him.



"Mahi..?" Arav was startled and his voice manifested his feelings too well



"Whom are you finding?" Mahira asked with naughty smile 



"Finding someone, What?" Arav asked not understanding from where did Mahira got such idea



Mahira rolled her eyes thinking he was hiding something intentionally.



"Leave it! I won't be coming home so don't worry for me." Mahira informed



"Where are you going?" Arav asked



"Am going with my friend" Mahira was feeling shy to tell his brother about her male friend, it was first time she was befriending someone



"Armaan?" Arav asked after a moment



Mahira nodded.



"Mahi, not today..." Arav said, his protective instinct returned



Mahira looked at Arav trying to understand him.



"Arav I'll be fine. Trust me!" Mahira thought he was disturbed about the danger lurking



Arav remained silent. Mahira passed her smile and left the place.



"Our defences are breaking Mahira.... Our plan didn't work as we thought!" Arav whispered as he watched her going



~*~



Mahira looked around the house. Admiration adored her eyes as she watched the interior with enthusiasm. She was highly impressed by different combo of colors and classic style of house.



She turned to Armaan who stood gazing her.



"Your house is wonderful" Mahira walked to him



"Not more than you" Armaan said softly



Mahira looked at him surprised. It felt so genuine. She looked at him for moment and then smiled.



"You won't leave a second to flirt huh?" Mahira said



"And you won't take a second to tag me a flirty huh?" Armaan retorted back feigning hurt



Mahira looked away smiling. Not finding words to defend herself she got a new question to ask.



"Where's your parents, Armaan? Don't they live with you?" Mahira asked looking around to see not even a sign of their existence



Armaan face darkened. Mahira noticed the change in his expression. For the first time Mahira saw something in his eyes that made her shiver.



"Ar..maan..?" Mahira asked slowly, the air around then had turned cold



Armaan closed his eyes getting a grip on himself, he looked away and smiled slowly.



"My parents died..." Armaan stopped his words were calculated ".... Long time back" 



Mahira felt a curiosity raising. She felt bad for him but there was something about his expression something about his words and feelings that she wanted to know.



"You don't have anyone else? Brother, sister or relative?" Mahira asked feeling bad for his loneliness



Armaan jaws tigethened. He fisted his hand. Memories from the past laughed at him... The laugh of someone like mocking his state was infuriating him and some faces from the ghost of past was blurring his sanity.



"No!" Armaan said strongly, his eyes darkened



"Am sorry..." Mahira bit her lower lips, and touched his shoulder to give him support



Armaan looked at her hand and then looked at her.



"Don't be sorry.... Mahira. I'm happy that am free" Armaan smiled



Mahira looked at her quizzical.



"Armaan?" 



Armaan walked away from her and stood by the table. His back facing her.



"They were not my parents but a fake family who just used me to slave them. They even snatched my brother from me." Armaan gripped table corner, his eyes reddened



Flashes from the fateful night danced in front of his eyes.



"It was a well planned accident and I lost everything due to their cruelty" Armaan gritted, his nails leaving a mark on table



The hurt, the accusations and the pool of blood was maddening Armaan. He wanted to burn everything in his fury. If it wasn't Mahira presence he might have done something that he would never regret but ravish. He smirked at his own thoughts.



Mahira was shocked. She couldn't believe someone do something to someone. She thought Armaan was broken. She was touched by his past, the stains on table went completely unnoticed by her.



"Are you fine?" Mahira asked not getting words to sympathize with him



Armaan turned to her this time.



"Am fine" he smiled forcibly



Mahira felt immemse respect for the guy even after going through so much. She couldn't even imagine such a miserable life in her worst nightmare and here he was living it with a..... Smile?



Mahira eyes filled up at the strength and the pain for the guy standing in front of her.



"You are really a strong guy." Mahira smiled at him



"Thank you but I think you turned too Senti" Armaan laughed "shall we start the preparation?" Armaan raised his eyebrow



Mahira nodded with smile as she watched him with admiration.



~*~



Khushi called everyone in hall. As everyone gathered in hall and asked her for the reason. 



Khushi looked at all of her friends and then closed eyes for sometime. After a moment she closed her eyes.



"I got the clue!" Khushi told them



"What's it?" Asad and Rishab looked at each other as Asad voiced his thoughts



"We don't need to search for Arnav, we can easily reach him" Khushi was confident and this confused everyone



"How?" Zoya asked



Khushi showed them the wood and pointed at last line.



"Eyeing..." Khushi looked at them and smirked



"Do you want to say they are keeping an eye on us?" Madhu asked "but how would that help?"



"Yes Madhu thet are keeping an eye on us. Arnav is in their captive and that's what he tried to tell us, we all are under the evil eye and he is planning something maybe." Khushi became thoughtful at last line



"If it is so then he know by now that we got his plan and he'll know every future plans too by this way. How will we save Arnav then?" Rishab asked frustrated



Khushi smiled at him.



"Rishab, I'm not a fool!" Khushi said "the time is stopped beyond our boundary and we can discuss everything right now without the evil knowing" Khushi then explained how she learned the tactic to stop time and did the job when they all were within certain boundary



"He is evil Khushi! Do you think that our plan will be working on him?" Zoya felt doubtful about Khushi plan



"Don't worry I have done the research on it since the evil is waiting to regain its powers it don't have much strength right now so it can't defy in front of our powers. That's why it's the best time to attack and finish it" Khushi explained



"But how will we reach him and Arnav and why the hell is he keeping Arnav with himself?" Asad asked feeling his friend



"I don't know. I couldn't find much on why." Khushi looked down, remembering Arnav her heart filled with sorrow



"but I know how to reach him" Khushi looked at them with determination



______________________________________



So that was what you will call Piya secret. I won't say it's something big but it's not something small too. Its a reality that we sometime fail to notice. Not every smile is happiness. If we'll observe our surrounding more and people around us then we'll find many such people who are depressed by heart but put up a smile and instead of helping them we just hurt them.


Its a damn REALITY!


By the way thank you all for your comments. I thought to just update today seeing your guys comment.


Love,

Asshi

Apr 19

Chapter 17 (By Starmuski) (Thanked: 4 times)

Chapter 17 - Step ahead?





Arav watched the Dobriyal mansion from diatance. He looked around suspiciously. He had a feeling of danger on Misha from the time Piya told Misha about their secret. 



He was keeping an eye on Misha from that time only.



He checked the time on his watch assuming her to be sleeping, he walked to the window of her room. He saw her sleeping from the window.



A smile appeared on his lip to see her sleeping peacefully.



"Always fighting but look at her now sleeping like a baby" Arav smiled shaking his head



Assuring that she is fine, he turned around to go. He had just taken a step when he's shield activated alerting him of an intruder. His eyes widened in shock. He looked in Misha room and then looked around. On finding no one but still getting the alarm he decided to use his powers for the first time. 



Arav shielded his presence and turned invisible. He kept a watch around trying to see if anyone was around.



After some minute passed, he thought that powers betrayed him again and there wasn't anything wrong. He was dropping his shield of invisibility when he noticed the strange happenings in Misha room.



"Something is wrong" his mind told him



He peeped inside Misha room and looked around. 



Suddenly, a man appeared in Misha room. His lips moved murmuring some arcane words.



Arav eyes widened as he realized how intentions weren't right. He quickly extended his hand radiating the powers at the man and breaking his own invisibility.



The man winced and looked at Arav in shock. He looked at Misha who woke up and gasped seeing two men in her room at the night. The man smirked and extending his hand let the black beam radiate out towards her.



Arav tried to stop his power as he pushed his hand with a quick ball of fire.



Though the attack of man was distracted but it hurt Misha on her hand as she cried out in pain. Arav turned to her in shock. He ran to her but then turned to the man who smirked in his victory.



Arav used his powers, extending his right hand from where a beam of light glittered, capturing the man in big yellow ball. He fisted his hand making the man wince as the crystal hurt him.



"Who send you?" Arav gritted angrily, his eyes were turned yellow as he used his full power



The man trapped in Arav powers laughed.



"Boss was right about you and.... Her" the man said



Ball of crystal formed by Arav powers broke, as he was distracted in confusion, and it hurts his right hand. He held his hand in pain and looked at man who disappeared.



Arav was boggled. He then turned to Misha who was losing her conscious due to the wound.



"Oh damn! How can I forget she can't stand the powers" Arav rushed to her forgetting about his own hand



"Misha" Arav held her



Arav closed his eyes and gathering his dormant powers, gifted by his father, he swiped his hand over her shoulder making the deep black wound disappear in thin air.



Misha was fine in a second. She looked at Arav. 



"What was it Arav?" Misha asked



"Am sorry because of us you are facing this!" Arav looked away in guilt



"Who was he?" Misha asked



"You already know a lot for this to happen, I can't tell you anymore!" Arav stood up without looking at her, he was feeling guilty for being the reason behind someone pain



"Arav..." Misha called



Arav looked at her. Misha found something different in his fiery eyes for the first time. Concern and.... Fear..? Misha looked at him in confusion.



"Don't worry, I'll be around you to protect you." Arav said and left the place without listening anything or saying anymore



Misha sat on her bed with utter confusion and shock.



"Was he afraid for me?" Misha whispered



~*~



Piya was sitting in classroom lost in thoughts. Misha came there. She looked at Piya lost state and was confused. Sitting beside her she called her.



"Piya?" Misha called confused she thought she saw sadness in her that she never saw before



Piya jerked out from her thoughts, she looked on other side composing herself and then turned to Misha.



"Hey, Misha when did you came?" Piya asked with a smile "are you trying to learn the tricks? Appearing out of no where?" Piya giggled



Misha watched her with surprise. She thought she was sad about something but she was back to herself. She wonder how could someone change their mood so easily or was it her misunderstanding?



"Hey Mishu is lost? Hawww who's the lucky guy?" Piya asked teasing Misha



Misha looked at her wide eyes.



"Shut up you jerk! That's not my habit ok?" Misha retorted



"Ay, that's not habit that's natural okay?" Piya said



"Yeah yeah, you and your love" Misha said rolling her eyes



Piya smiled and looked away. 



Misha was surprised that she didn't rant about love today. She felt the change in her behavior and was confused on what happened.



That's when Abhay entered the classroom. Misha looked at Abhay and smirked. She thought now Piya will return to herself but when she looked at Piya, she was boggled.



Piya, as soon seeing Abhay entering, turned her attention to desk. She gripped her pen tightly and started to scribble on desk ignoring Abhay presence.



Abhay saw her looking away, he noticed the change in her expression and felt guilty of his behavior. He watched with pain as she kept on looking down. Her curls were hiding her face but it couldn't hide her hurt that was clear by her behavior. Abhay looked away and sat at far end of classroom so Piya couldn't see her.



Misha, who witnessed both of their behavior and change of expression, was surprised and shocked.



"Did they fight? But then why is there role reversal here?" Misha thought "what's up with this 360 degree turn in both of their behavior?"



~*~



Misha was checking some stuff in her bag. She wasn't paying attention to her surrounding that's when she slipped and was about to fall but Arav came and held her in his arms.



She looked at Arav with surprise. The concern in his eyes was still evident. Somewhere it was giving her happy feelings but she wasn't able to realize the reason behind all of it.



Arav made her stand straight and looked at her with unmasked worry.



"Are you fine?" Arav asked



"Yes, I am!" Misha said looking at him with confusion



Arav sighed. He was thinking about the man who attacked her yesterday night.



Misha, who was confused at how come he reached to save her suddenly, remembered his words from yesterday night. Her eyes widened in shock.



"You were following me?" Misha asked in bewilderment



"Uh, no why do you think so?" Arav asked looking away



"You was!" Misha fumed "look Arav am not a kid. I can take care of myself so stop tailing me its so awkward!" 



Arav smiled looking at her.



"Now I know how you and Piya are friends. Just like her!" Arav smiled



Misha closed her eyes and sighed. Here she was stopping him and he was busy in other things.



"Why are you so worried for me? I can take care of myself!" Misha said this time little bit calmly not wanting to hurt his sentiment suddenly



"Look, Misha, I accepted you are just like Piya but you don't have the same powers as her and us. Now after you know our reality, about this power's world, your life is in danger and you can't save yourself without our help." Arav said slowly



Misha watched him with admiration. She thought him to be rude but here he was caring for a stranger without reason.



"But why do you care if something happen to me or not?" Misha asked



"Because...." Arav stopped suddenly he was confused and lost of words, he himself didn't knew his sudden concern for her



Misha waited for her answer. She observed his expression and was confused to see the confusion.



"Because... It was Piya mistake! Now it's my responsibility to correct it as I'm her brother." Arav said stammering



Misha looked away annoyed. The answer was kind of irking. Who in the world tail a girl for her sister mistake? Too irritating!



"I don't care! You should stop following me. I have a privacy damn it!" Misha said in frustration and left from there



Reality dawn om Arav. He looked where she left with wide eyes. Yes, she was right she had privacy and he can't always intrude it. Damn it saving her was quite a task. Arav punched the wall and that's when it came in his mind that her privacy must be intruded by those man too who follow everywhere.



"I have to use powers to protect her" Arav sighed painfully, using powers he never like but was forced to, Everytime



~*~



Zoya Asad and Khushi was standing at hall. Rishab and Madhu came downstairs too.



"Where's kids?" Khushi asked seeing no one around



"Am here!" Arav said rushing in hall



Khushi smiled at him.



"And your sisters?" Khushi asked



Arav looked away not knowing what to answer because he himself didn't knew.



"Don't ask, Khushi" Zoya said shaking her head



"Why?" Khushi narrowed her eyes



Rishab laughed and answered before Zoya.



"Mothers are in worry that their daughters are falling in love like that didn't fall in love themselves!" 



Khushi looked at Zoya and Asad.



"Mahi too?" Khushi asked



"No, Mom, he is just friend!" Arav said quickly in Mahira defend



"That's why she's spending so much time with him" Zoya said exasperated



"Will someone tell me who's the guy?" Khushi asked



"Armaan Malik" Zoya gritted



Khushi stopped. She was reminded of enmity between Armaan and Abhay that she witnessed during party. She got worried thinking how will it affect Mahira and Piyashree bonding since Piya loves Abhay.



Khushi looked at Madhu.



"Where's Piya?" Khushi asked slowly



"I don't know. She never tell you know na" Madhu said frustrated



"I'll contact her" Arav said taking out her phone he was himself confused on Piya change of behavior



"Let it be Arav." Rishab said "she informed me that she'll come on her own" Rishab said



"But where's she?" Asad asked this time



"She said that she is busy with some work" Rishab shrugged



"Ok, let's go we are getting late" Asad said thinking something



"But kids?" Khushi said



"Mom, you all go na" Arav said



Khushi tried to say something but Zoya interfered



"They are mature now let them come on their own" Zoya said



Khushi nodded.



Arav watched as his elders left for the party at Malik's. He was thoughtful about his siblings.



~*~



Piya looked at the Malik mansion, not bigger than their mansion. Piya closed her eyes and sighed painfully.



"C'mon Piya get over it! Why are you being so effected by everything this time" Piya told herself



She braced herself to overcome the turmoil of emotions she was going through.



Piya entered the party. Hall was filled with dark lights. Her eyes searched for him but then she reminded herself of his dislike and thought yo just let it go.



She saw every businessmen around and wonder why she even decided to come at business formality party. Sighing she strolled around and finally seeing Misha was elated. She rushed to her.



"Hey, Mishu" Piya called



Misha looked at her surprised.



"Piya, you and here! I thought you'll be ignoring this boring party." Misha said making faces



Piya giggled understanding Misha was forced by her parents to attend the party.



"What to do Mishu sometimes have to accept parents orders" Piya winked at her



"Thank God at least you are back to yourself or else I was going to die by suffocation in this boredom" Misha shook her head



That's when Piya saw Abhay standing at distance looking at her. Piya smile faltered, she looked away and quickly regain her composure.



"Nothing can happen to me alright?" Piya smiled



"Yeah sure huh" Misha said with mocking smile



Piya eyes fall on Misha shoulder, she narrowed her eyes observing it. Misha noticed her but found nothing for her to be so lost. Piya eyes widened in shock. She looked at Misha with shock.



"Mish..." Piya whispered



"What happened?" Misha asked sighing thinking now what got into her



Piya looked around. There were lot of people around them though they weren't looking at her but Abhay was. Piya stomped her foot on floor in exasperation. She couldn't ask her or do something in front of everyone and Abhay nor she could go anywhere since she don't the mansion places but she couldn't even ignore the thing she saw.



Piya held Misha hand and pulling her in one corner away from Abhay eyes particularly.



"Just stay silent for a minute" Piya said to Misha much to her confusion



Piya turned her head towards wall with closed eyes while holding confused Misha hand.



After sometime Piya opened her eyes with shock evident on her face. She muttered something in frustration inaudible to Misha.



"Piya what's the matter, girl?" Misha asked annoyed



"I'll be just back" Piya left in hurry



Misha was confused and annoyed too. She was tired of strange behavior of Azaad but even then she considered Piya to be her best friend that's what hold her back with Azaad. Friendship comes first, for her.



Piya returned after minute with two drinks. She gave one to Misha and started to drink one herself.



"I didn't ask for it" Misha said narrowing her eyes



"You need it!" Piya, who was looking around, turned to her and said seriously



"I'll explain everything to you later, its not the right place to discuss it." Piya looked around indicating her something was awful



Misha sighed and drank the liquid making faces.



"It was awful" Misha stuck her tongue out



Piya smiled.



"Perfect!" Piya said making Misha glare at her



~*~



Arav was driving the car to party. He was lost in thoughts. Attack on Misha, Piya behavior and Mahira new found friend. Even though Mahira situation doesn't bother him much since she's mature enough to know right or wrong but as a brother he fears for her sister heartbreak. Love maybe a blessing but it is worst than nightmare when become betrayal and he know it too well after all he has seen his mother condition.



A guy came running backward out of the forest just in front of his car startling Arav out of his thoughts. He quickly pushed the brakes and looked outside.



Arav was widened to see the beam of magic fire being exerted out of the boy palm.



"How's this possible?" Arav muttered



He quickly unbuckled the seat belt and got out of car. He looked at the boy trying to get up.



A girl ran outside from forest to the boy, helping him stand up and questioning or asking something inaudibly.



Arav was confused. He walked to the two.



"Are you both fine?" Arav asked slowly



The boy and girl looked at each other shocked. They seemed nervous and Arav knew the reason.



"Ye..yeah yeah..... We are fine!" Boy said holding girl



Boy looked at girl and pointing something both started to walk.



"What was that fire?" Arav asked, he got the strange feeling even the aura of two was something different he never felt before, something was amiss about it



Both turned to Arav.



"What.. what are you saying?" Girl asked eyeing boy



Arav narrowed his eyes.



"You two have powers?!" Arav said walking towards them "who are you?"



Girl looked at Boy with unsurity. Both were talking in eyes that made Arav suspicious of them.



"What was happening here?" Arav Alex strongly



"Who are you?" Boy asked this time stepping towards him



"I think that's what I asked you!" Arav said



"Look forget whatever happened. Forget you even saw is" boy said and holding girl hand was walking away



Arav though to stop them but then thinking them to be stranger, he dropped the idea. Arav started to walk towards his car when he saw glittering eyes from the forest with a ball of dark fire forming at the creature hand. 



Arav turned to the two walking away. He then looked at the creature ready to throw fire ball towards two.



"Watch out" Arav shouted to the two



When the two failed to guard themself, Arav ran forward letting the yellow wall guard them. The dark fire pushing Arav magic wall made it difficult for him to hold on his powers. He used his whole power to make the magical wall powerful and then push the fire back to its source. 



The loud shout made him sigh in relief and he absorbed his powers back. 



Arav looked at the two strangers and saw them looking at him in shock. He decided to walk away.



"He has enormous power!" Girl whispered that Arav heared



Arav turned to them in confusion. Somewhere he felt like they were just shocked by his power strength and it didn't effect them knowing he has power like they already knew it?



The boy looked at girl making her looked down then walked towards Arav who was observing them closely.



"Thanks for saving us, dude" boy said in tired tone



Arav juat nodded still looking at them with suspicion.



"Am surprised you have powers as us. We thought we are the only left!" Boy said looking down



"Left?" Arav asked narrowing his eyes



"Yes! They destroyed every of us. Our parents.... friends.... Family... Everyone was killed by them" the guy looked down "now only she and I am left. That's why they are behind us too" 



"There were other too?" Arav asked surprised that there live people with powers when he knew that its just his family



"Yes. Many of us! A whole tribe in countryside but we were attacked month back and since then me and my sister is running in forests hiding ourselves from them" Boy said with painful voice "our parents......."



"Its alright. You aren't alone now am with you. Whenever you need me just remember me I'll be there" Arav said giving him support, parents and family was his weak point



"You?" Boy asked



"Arav Azaad" Arav introduced himself



"Ansh Khanna and she, my sister, Arushi Khanna" boy introduced himself and his sister



"Nice to meet you, Ansh." Arav smiled "I'll meet you tomorrow in Mount college, come there okay?" Arav said



"Mount college?" Ansh asked



"You be there rest I'll take care of" Arav said



Ansh nodded.



"I must leave now" Arav said touching his shoulder, he looked at Ansh quizzical as he felt something different but then shrugged it off



"Thank you" Ansh said



"Should I drop you somewhere?" Arav asked



"No, we will teleport!" Ansh told



Arav nodded and left in his car.



Ansh and Arushi looked at each other as Arav car speed away.

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