I wasn’t upset with Ansh. He must be thinking that I’m upset but now it’s a fact that both of us need to accept.

The sooner we do the more easier it would be for us. I was lost in thoughts. I was exhausted and my tears were dried up.

As soon as I entered Dad and grandad were sitting in the living itself.

” Hey! Ahana…. We were waiting for you guys only for dinner.” Dad said.


” Where is Ansh?” Grandad queried.
As I sat beside him. I glanced at the door. I wonder why did he take so long to come.
” He was behind me only…” My cell beeped.

‘ Have Urgent Work… Gotta go to the office. Will be late. Have Dinner and sleep. Don’t wait for me. Please don’t be upset, I’m sorry. Love you…’

It was Ansh’s text. I think he needs some time to gather himself and so do I.
” Ahana… What happened? ” Dad spoke.

” Huh! Nothing. Ansh has some urgent work and went to the office. He’ll be late and he has asked us to have dinner.”
” Oh!! But he ought to stay with you. What did the doctor say?” Dad asked.

” He didn’t go to the office since long hence some urgent work must be pending. Doctor said that everything is fine. There is nothing to worry about. ” I lied.
I didn’t have any option now.

” Okk… Come quickly for dinner we’re waiting. ” Grandad said.


After I changed into my night dress I went downstairs to have dinner. After dinner, I called Ansh but he wasn’t answering.

Is he upset with me? But why?
I picked up a light hearted novel to read but then I couldn’t concentrate like always as my mind was occupied with something else. I switched on the TV but it was all the same. Boring.

I tried calling Ansh again but he wasn’t answering. I don’t know why he was doing this to me again. I thought we had sorted out things. Perhaps, he wants some time alone.

I just hope he comes home soon. I miss him so much already. Actually it’s because he was with me all the time since a month and his absence was killing me now.

When I open my eyes, there was a beautifully wrapped box beside me. I opened it clumsily and it had the most gorgeous white off shoulder long dress.

A note was pinned on the cover.
‘ Get Ready and meet me quickly at the corner of our cross roads.
Be Beautiful…
Love You.

It was still dark around.
But I was excited and quickly got in the dress. Putting a light makeup and made my way through the deserted road.

I was looking for Ansh but I didn’t find him around. I reached the cross roads in 5 minutes. It was equally creepy there.

The cool breeze was blowing my hair and I wished I had carried my jacket along with me.

” Hey!! Sweetheart…” I heard that familiar husky deep voice. I turned around and saw Ansh standing about 20 steps away.

He had a beautiful bouquet of roses and lilies in his hand. He was constantly waving his hand to me. He was in a tuxedo. Elegant and flamboyant like always.

As I was about to go towards him a loud screeching sound of a car was heard. A few Masked men got down from behind. Ansh was still looking at me.

How can he not notice that deafening noise?
” Ansh….” I shouted.

He looked startled towards me. I covered my tummy with my hands. I sprinted towards him.
” Look behind…” As soon as I said that, one of the men had already pvnched Ansh as he turned to face them.

” Ansh…” I was shouting as well as running towards him. They were about 4 to 5 in number.

The bouquet of flowers flew in the air, disintegrating its contents on the ground. It was dramatic. There were tears in my eyes as those 20 steps felt like infinity.

I tried to remove my cell phone to call the cops.
” Ahana… Run home…” He shouted.

But I was oblivious to the shouts. Ansh was putting up a good fight but they had weapons in their hand. I was terrified.

” Leave him at once…” I shouted, dialing 100. But before the call could be transferred one of the men held me and threw my cell away.

He pulled my hands behind my back as I fell on my knees. The dress was compromised as I felt jitters of pain through my knees till my abdomen.

” Leave her at once…” Ansh was struggling hard to free himself.
” Give us what you got…” One of them shouted.

” Yes… I will give whatever you want… Let us go…” I said. They set me free. I took out all the cash from my wallet.

” Give us that too…” He demanded pointing at the rings that Ansh had given me and the necklace.

I looked at Ansh. He looked so helpless as two of them had held him on the tip of the knife. I could see the Ansh’s blood at the tip of the knife.
” Ahana..

What the hell are you doing?” He screamed still trying to get free.

One of the men came towards me while I was moving backwards.
” Give me or else you die… ” He said.

” Ahana!! Your life is more important…” Ansh shouted.
” Help Help… ” I shouted but they stuffed some cloth in my mouth.

I looked at him. As soon as that masked man held my hand I saw that Ansh was already furious.

He pvnched him strongly in his stomach. We heard a loud scream. The man looked behind and let my hand loose. I kicked the one holding me in his groin. He screamed.

Ansh was coming towards me. Another man came in front of him. Ansh held his hand with one of his hand and slapped him so hard such that he fell.
” Ahana…”

” Ansh… Look behind….”
But before he could a man hit him with a wooden log on his back and he fell on his head.
” ANSH!!” I shouted running to him but that man held me. I was crying incessantly.

At once I removed the all the jewellery I was wearing. God! I should have done it instead of acting smart. I ran towards Ansh, my swollen belly was making it difficult.

” Hey! Take their car keys… Let’s go..” I heard one of them shout and they fled.

I sat beside Ansh taking his head in my lap.
” Ansh… Open your eyes.. C’mon…” I was sobbing badly. My hand was under his head.
” A-Ahana… I-I am sorry…” He whispered trying to open his eyes slowly.

” Ansh… Look at me… I will call for help… Please….” I took his face in my palms.
I noticed that they were covered in bI.ood.
” B-Blood…” My entire white dress was drenching in blood. So, was his tuxedo.

” I Love You… ” He said.
Noooo…. This isn’t happening.
” Ansh… Ansh… Wake up… Open your eyes… Ansh…” I cried more. I kept on sobbing.
” Ahana…. Ahana… What happened sweetheart?”

At once my eyes burst open. I couldn’t see anything. My vision was blurred.
” Ansh… ” I saw him near me, with my hand in his.
Oh! God…
It was a nightmare..


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