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After her meetup with Ahana was achieved, Riddhima returned to VR Mansion and was in for a pleasing shock. She noticed an excited Reyansh chattering away on the telephone.
“Papa, you realize what, I received the primary prize in extempore speech competitors. All my lecturers praised me and all of the folks clapped for me.”
Rhea fortunately hopped in direction of her mom.
“Mumma, I spoke to Papa and he stated he’ll come again quickly! And he additionally stated that he’ll convey my favorite toys alongside.”
“Wow, that’s nice,” stated Riddhima making an attempt her greatest to feign curiosity. “Did Dadi and Bua get an opportunity to talk to him?”
“Sure, they did. However don’t know why, Dadi began crying in between,” puzzled Rhea.
Riddhima gave her daughter a damaged smile. She was too younger to grasp what a mom when by means of when her son goes away from her. And within the final one yr, Anupriya had misplaced not one, however two of her sons – first Aryan who had been jailed, and subsequent Vansh.
“Mumma, received’t you converse to Papa? You additionally miss him, proper?” Rhea’s sudden query broke her from her reverie.
“I’ll speak to him later,” stated Riddhima. With that excuse, she went upstairs to her bed room.
After making certain that the door was tightly locked from inside, she fell upon the mattress and began crying.
Each month, Angre would use a voice changer app and make a telephone name on their residence’s landline utilizing a distinct quantity. Anupriya, Sia and the twins would fortunately chat and pour out their emotions on the telephone assuming it to be Vansh on the opposite aspect.
However in fact, Riddhima knew of this. And each month she’d should pretend her happiness and bury her sorrows deep inside.
Her eyes ran throughout the room. In Vansh’s absence, Riddhima had made certain that each wall of the room be coated along with his images. She gently caressed her favorite image, the one the place Vansh was sitting on prime of a horse. He appeared so elegant, so regal in it that she might simply spend hours admiring it.
She remembered jow Vansh had taken her and the kids to his private secure. He insisted that horse using was an vital talent and took it upon himself to show the kids.
Regardless that, that they had spent only a few moments collectively as a pair and as a household, however nonetheless Riddhima might vouch that these have been the very best moments of her life.
Wiping away the little droplets rising from her eyes, she stepped out of the bed room into the verandah to search out solace within the mild night breeze. She noticed Angre sitting there, quietly sniffing.
“Whose talks made you emotional right now? Was it Mummyji, Sia or the youngsters?” she joked.
He appeared up at her and barely smiled. “It was all of them. Everybody misses Boss and need him to come back again. They really feel that they’re talking to him and don’t know that it’s really me making an attempt to converse with them in Boss’s voice. Typically, it simply will get an excessive amount of for me…” His phrases trailed off as he began getting too emotional.
Riddhima patted his arm. “You’re doing all this as a result of Vansh had instructed you to take action earlier than leaving for his mission. And if a pretend ten-minute telephone name can convey a lot happiness on all people’s faces, so be it.”
Angre slowly turned in direction of her. “And what about your happiness?”
With a faraway look in her eyes, she spoke, “I’ll get my happiness again solely after I see my Vansh absoutely secure and sound in entrance of me.”
Blinking again tears, she continued, “It has been 9 months, 9 freaking months, and but he hasn’t returned. The place is he? Is he even alive or…”
Angre eyed her sympathetically. The Riddhima that the enterprise world knew was a robust, inflexible and strict girl. However nobody knew of the ache that she hid inside her. Not even her circle of relatives.
“Riddhima, please relax. All the things’s going to be okay.”
“I’m wonderful, Angre. You don’t want to fret about me.” Regardless that she assured him, however her face had a damaged look. “I do know he’s engaged on an vital and confidential mission. I don’t need to learn about his whereabouts and something remotely associated to the mission. I simply need to know if he’s wonderful or not. Even when he’s not alive….” She paused to stifle a sob. “I nonetheless should learn about it. Nothing can break me down and I’m mentally ready for even the worst information. However I NEED TO KNOW. I can’t be dwelling on this fixed dread.”
“I perceive your emotions. However even I do know nothing in regards to the mission this time. I’m assuming it’s got to be one thing actually delicate and that’s why such strict confidentiality is being maintained,” stated Angre.
“However Goel Sir, the Chief of RAW, have to be having details about him, proper?” Her eyes glowed up. “Angre, why don’t you ask him about Vansh? He was the one who appointed you as Vansh’s assistant, so clearly he can belief you. Goel Sir needn’t inform the place Vansh is, he can simply inform us if he’s doing wonderful or not, that’s all I ask for.”
He defined, “However this isn’t as simple as you expect it to be. To begin with, I don’t even know if Goel Sir will inform me something. And even when I request him, I must take a previous appointment with him, which in itself is such an enormous activity.”
Riddhima pleaded to him, “Yeah, however you may give it a strive, can’t you? Please Angre, for the sake of my psychological peace at the very least. Simply discover out if Vansh is ok or not wherever he’s, after which I promise you that I received’t bug you once more.”
Angre sighed. “Alright. I’ll see what might be achieved. However for that, I’ll should go to Delhi.”
She stated, “Simply full all of the official work tomorrow and go away for Delhi the day after that. What say?”
“Carried out,” got here his instant reply.
His blood-curdling shrieks echoed throughout. His palms have been held in shackles above his head, and he was being constantly whipped with a belt. Blood and sweat dripped from his face, his arms and remainder of the physique. His already tattered garments have been getting ready to being lowered to actually nothing.
“Inform us the title of your partner-in-crime. Or else you received’t be capable of watch the subsequent dawn!”
“No, I received’t inform. Do no matter you need with me,” he stated weakly.
One of many captors grabbed his chin roughly and warned him. “You higher open that damned mouth of your’s. Or you don’t have any thought what we will do with you.”
“Okay. Convey you ear near me. I’ll let you know every part,” he whispered.
The captor did as he was instructed to. He instantly felt an excruciating ache in his ear and screamed on the prime of his voice.
The chief of the gang barged inside to see what all of the commotion was about.
“This bastard bit my ear!”
The chief beckoned his different minions to deal with his injured assistant.
When the gang chief noticed the chained man smirking at him, he understood that he’d have to make use of his personal option to discover out in regards to the different impostor who was maybe dwelling proper amidst them.
As soon as outdoors the room, the gang chief ushered his different males.
“Tomorrow night time, the work have to be achieved.”
The following day as anticipated, Riddhima discovered Sharma ready for her at her workplace. He was determined to get the deal again along with her. However she knew higher. She didn’t need to give in to him so simply, and as a substitute wished him to plead some extra.
Riddhima additionally made certain to investigate cross-check Ahana, and fortunately she was doing a lot better. She lastly had a brand new maid who appeared to be doing job at taking good care of the family in addition to child Payal.
Additionally, Ahana appeared fairly cheerful than yesterday. Maybe it was the supposed ‘letter’ that she obtained from Kabir this morning which was the explanation behind her good temper.
It appeared fairly unimaginable that Kabir was ready to ship letters to Ahana regardless of being busy in his mission. Riddhima was certain that identical to how Vansh had appointed Angre to make pretend telephone calls to his household, equally Kabir may need appointed his personal assistant, Mishra, to ship pretend letters in his title to Ahana.
Riddhima’s work didn’t finish with workplace. When she returned house, she made certain to continuously maintain a tab on Anupriya and Sia, and deal with her youngsters. She had promised Vansh that she’d handle every part properly in his absence. And he or she wished to stay to it at any price.
After pushing aside Rhea and Reyansh to sleep, Riddhima stood beside the window peeping outdoors. The comfortable pitter-patter of the rain and the earthy odor of the monsoon, drove her thoughts again to these occasions….
She had been searching for Rhea and Reyansh in all places, however when she couldn’t discover them she headed into the backyard.
She was shocked to see each the kids dancing within the rain like loopy together with the mischief-maker himself, Vansh.
“What are you each doing there? Come inside proper now or else you’ll catch a chilly. And Vansh, you additionally grew to become a baby together with them? Do you even have any sense or not?” she began scolding them.
A very drenched Vansh turned in direction of her and was fairly amused.
“Don’t be such a bore Riddhima! We’ve solely few days left to stay and we should take pleasure in them to the fullest. Even when they do catch a chilly, what’s the massive deal? I’m certain there’s not a single particular person on this worl who hasn’t suffered from a viral flu in his life!”
Riddhima gave him a defeated look. Profitable towards Vansh in an argument, was an unimaginable feat for her.
“Mumma, you additionally come and be a part of us. It’s a lot enjoyable!” chirped the equally drenched twins.
“No, I’m wonderful right here,” she huffed crossing her arms.
Vansh took lengthy strides in direction of her and pulled her away from the shelter. She squealed when she felt the chilly drops fall over her head.
“You realize that I endure from hypothyroidism and can’t tolerate coldness…”
Vansh didn’t even let her full her sentence. He gave her a pointy tug inflicting her to fall in his arms with a jerk.
“My steaming hotness can be sufficient to maintain you heat, sweetheart,” he winked.
“That was such an inexpensive joke,” she stated making a face. However from inside, she was really gushing over him.
When he spinned her round in circles, it felt like your complete universe was celebrating their dance, their love. When he moved the hair away from her face, it felt just like the time had come to an entire halt.
He tightened his grip round his waist and leaned in nearer. Whereas she however, closed her eyes in anticipation utterly forgetting her environment…
“I’m not so shameless to to kiss you in entrance of the youngsters. However if you’d like, we will proceed this in our bed room,” he shot his lovely, signature smirk that made her even weaker in her knees…
A loud clap of thunder introduced Riddhima again to the current with a jolt. Typically, dwelling in recollections appeared a lot simpler than dwelling in the true world…
Riddhima was in deep sleep when her telephone started to buzz. Stretching her arms, she appeared on the clock. It was 1AM. Who was calling her at such odd time?
It was Ahana and he or she appeared to be talking in a hushed voice.
“Hiya Riddhima, it’s me.”
“What’s the matter? Don’t inform me that Payal is troubling you once more…” yawned Riddhima.
“Some males broke into my home. I-I’m hiding inside the cabinet with Payal. I don’t know what to do!” Regardless that it was a whisper, the phobia from her voice was discernible.
Riddhima sat up with a jerk. “However what in regards to the safety round your own home?”
“I-I don’t know something about that. What I do know is that my and Payal’s lives are at risk,” cried Ahana.
Riddhima was panicking from inside like hell however she knew that she’d should maintain a cool manner in an effort to calm Ahana down.
“Don’t fear. I’m coming straight away. I received’t let something to occur to you and Payal. That’s a promise.”
Riddhima shut the telephone down and jumped out of her mattress. She ran in direction of Angre’s room and slammed upon his door.
“Ahana wants our assist. Few goons broke into her home!”
Angre’s reflexes have been very fast, not like these of Riddhima. He took his his gun and knife and instructed Riddhima to do the identical. He began racing the automobile at full velocity. The roads have been comparatively empty at the moment, but it surely was raining closely and this was posing an issue to them. The windscreen wipers whipped backward and forward however the highway forward nonetheless appeared hazy.
Your complete drive Riddhima’s coronary heart saved racing as all types of depressing ideas ran by means of her thoughts. She prevented calling Ahana up for the concern that the ringing sound of the telephone may alert the goons. She as a substitute tried to message her, however received no reply again. This added to her worries.
Angre was driver and so they reached the stated vacation spot inside a brief interval of ten minutes. Had the storm not created an impediment, they’d have reached earlier.
Riddhima hurriedly tried to get out of the automobile however Angre held her hand and handed her a muffler.
“We have to cowl our faces,” he stated grimly.
She obeyed his command and opened the massive gate in entrance of the home. Often there’d be a heavy safety round, however proper now there was none. Additionally all of the lights have been off and the home was comparatively in darkness.
After they stepped somewhat nearer they have been shocked to see the scene. The safety guards have been all mendacity on the bottom with froth close to their mouths.
“Shit! They’re lifeless!” Riddhima mumbled in terror.
Taking her revolver in her hand, she together with Angre tiptoed inside the home. At the same time as she did that, she silently prayed that Ahana and the infant have been secure.
The principle door was unlocked and a slight push opened it vast. Regardless that there wasn’t any electrical energy, some quantity of sunshine got here by means of the home windows. The lounge appeared like a large number. Chairs appeared overthrown, toys and garments lay scattered on the ground.
Riddhima and Angre break up up, each heading in several instructions of the home.
“Ahana, are you there?” requested Riddhima in a loud and crisp voice.
All her senses have been on excessive alert, weary of any undesirable intruder pouncing upon her. However she heard nothing.
“Ahana?” she known as once more.
A loud thud made her nearly bounce in startle. Clutching on the gun much more tightly, she walked in direction of the room. Her coronary heart was beating so quick that she anticipated it to leap out of her chest any second.
With one swift blow, she pushed open the door. She heaved a sigh of aid when she noticed Ahana crouched up uncomfortably on the mattress.
Riddhima ran as much as her and took her right into a hug. “Ahana! Are you okay? I’m so glad to see you alright. The place is Payal…”
She broke in the course of the sentence, when she noticed blood on her palms.
“Ahanaaa!” Riddhima screamed when she noticed a big gaping wound on her abdomen.
“Nothing will occur to you! I’ll take you to a physician…”
“I hid Payal… below…. the b-bed… in order that they…don’t discover h-her…” stammered Ahana, her phrases barely audible. “P-promise me…that you just’ll take c-care…of-f…her…”
“Noooo, don’t lose hope Ahana. Don’t…”
“T-tell Okay-kabir that I l-loved him…” With that, Ahana breathed her final whereas Riddhima gaped at her in horror.
“Noooo! No you can’t die! Get up!” She tried to shake her violently. “You possibly can’t do that. How will Payal stay with out you? What is going to I inform Kabir when he comes again?”
Listening to her shouting, Angre entered the scene. He shut his eyes tight when he noticed Riddhima crying over Ahana’s lifeless physique.
“Riddhima, please get a grip over your self. I’ve knowledgeable the police however due to the storm, it would take a while for them to succeed in right here. It’s not secure for us to remain right here. There’s a excessive chance that the perpetrators is perhaps lurking someplace on this space solely. And the place is Payal?”
However Riddhima hadn’t even heard a single phrase of what he had stated. She was utterly paralysed from head to toe.
Angre grabbed her shoulders. “Riddhima! I requested the place is Payal?”
“She stated she hid her below the mattress,” she replied along with her eyes nonetheless fastened upon the lifeless Ahana in her lap.
Angre went on all his fours and peeped below the mattress. He thanked God when he discovered the infant all swaddled up, sleeping peacefully and conpletely unaware of the havoc that occurred in her life.
With one hand rigorously carrying the infant, he dragged a immobile Riddhima outdoors with the opposite.
The solar had risen and the clouds had disappeared. The storm was over from the town, however not from some folks’s lives, the place it had simply begun to indicate it’s impact little by little.
Riddhima was making an attempt exhausting to place the infant to sleep, however she saved crying incessantly. Riddhima herself had tears flowing down her cheeks as recollections from the earlier night time have been nonetheless rampant in her thoughts.
Anupriya and Sia entered the room and seen the depressing state she was in.
“Right here Bhabhi, give Payal to me. I’ll attempt to quieten her,” supplied Sia.
As quickly as Sia took the infant in her arms, she stopped crying.
“I feel she already appears to love me loads,” giggled Sia.
Anupriya stated, “Infants are very good. When the particular person holding them is tensed, they instantly sense that and turn out to be tensed themselves. And also you Riddhima, are very pressured proper now.”
Riddhima sadly remembered how these have been the precise phrases she had stated to Ahana a couple of days again. And now, she was no extra.
Anupriya puzzled, “What I don’t perceive is why would anybody attempt to hurt Ahana? She’s the sweetest lady I’ve ever met and so far as I do know, she shouldn’t be having any enemies in any respect.”
With the excuse of permitting Riddhima to take some relaxation, each Anupriya and Sia left.
Seeing that Riddhima was lastly alone by herself, Angre got here as much as her.
He cleared his throat to realize her consideration. “The forensic experiences have come. In response to them, all of the six safety guards died because of the poison that was cleverly combined of their tea. They have been already lifeless effectively upfront earlier than the intruders broke into the home.”
Her eyebrows knitted collectively as she had a sudden epiphany.
“It’s the brand new maid.”
“What?” he couldn’t perceive what she meant.
“Ahana had instructed me that on account of some emergency, her outdated maid needed to go to her village. She employed this new maid rather than her simply yesterday. She will need to have been the mole. She might have simply poisoned the tea ready for the guards and even might have let the intruders inside.”
“That’s why there was no maid on the scene yesterday,” Angre added.
“Sure. She clearly ran away.”
“That makes a lot sense. As a result of there isn’t any CCTV footage too. The maid have to be the one to tamper with it,” stated Angre. “There’s additionally one thing else I discovered. Actually each drawer and each cabinet appears completely scattered. Indicating that they have been looking for one thing vital.”
“However what might that be?” she requested.
“You’re good. You’ll know the reply,” he stated softly.
Riddhima contemplated for some time. “Wait….is it by any likelihood associated to the mission Kabir has been despatched on?”
Angre exhaled sharply. “Undoubtedly appears prefer it. I don’t need to say this however I really feel that some folks may need gotten a grasp about Kabir’s actual id. And that’s the reason they got here right here to gather any additional evidences.”
Riddhima turned completely shocked.
“Kabir’s actual id could have been out? What do you imply by that? Oh my God, does that imply that Kabir’s life is at risk?”
“May very well be doable. Both he’s already caught by his enemies, or is making an attempt exhausting to cover from them,” acknowledged Angre.
Riddhima began getting much more disturbed by this piece of data. Kabir was her shut pal and was like household to her. She wouldn’t need something to occur to him even in her worst desires.
She considered Payal. That child had already misplaced her mom at such a young age, wouldn’t it be befitting for her to lose her father, too?
Out of the blue, one other thought struck Riddhima that made each inch of her physique shudder.
“I’ve been wanting to debate this with you since many days. It can’t be a mere coincidence that each Vansh and Kabir left for his or her mission on the identical day. Each of them are supposedly caught in networkless areas and each of them haven’t returned but. I’ve a sense that….” She paused to catch her breath. “That each Vansh and Kabir are engaged on the identical mission.”
“Even I’ve the identical feeling,” he stated grimly.
Riddhima began to really feel lightheaded with black spots showing in entrance of her eyes and obscuring her imaginative and prescient.
Angre got here to her rescue and helped her sit on the mattress. Subsequent, he gave her some water to drink.
“Calm down, every part can be alright…”
“Kabir is seemingly caught by the enemies. Vansh is engaged on the identical mission and there’s a excessive likelihood that his life is at risk too! Poor Ahana who had nothing to do with all that is lifeless! And also you exlect me to calm down?” Her voice had each anger and concern in it.
Angre tried to consolation her. “I’ll up the safety round VR Mansion. Nothing will occur to anybody in our household.”
“And what about Kabir and Vansh? What if one thing occurs to them?” Riddhima was getting frantic. “No, earlier than one thing inominable occurs, we should do one thing. The very first thing you’ll do tomorrow morning is to go to Delhi and meet Goel Sir informing him about all this.”
Angre objected, “I’d have gone however proper now, I don’t discover it secure sufficient to depart you and the household alone.”
Nonetheless, Riddhima was agency. “No, Angre. My determination is closing. You’ll be heading to Delhi tomorrow itself. In Vansh’s absence, I’m your Boss so it’s however honest that you just observe my command. And so far as our household is worried, I received’t let any enemy to even prowl about within the neighborhood.”
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