Some love stories have happy endings, some have sad but Ansh and Annanya’s love story had neither,
coz their’s was not an ordinary one, it was never destined to be just another story,
because they were not just an ordinary couple……..!!!!!
Chennai nov 2006,
Here is where it all started….
Ansh- the fresher , the dude, the hunk , the genius , the lover boy, the champ, the star performer,
the all rounder ….. Yes !!! these were the adjectives he was addressed by,
who joined the IT firm along with him.
In the batch of 40 new joinees he was the brightest and the smartest guy.
Boys would envy him and gals would crave to be in his company.
But he was a down to earth guy.
Day 1 – Induction day.
The batch of 40 new engineers were sitting in a training hall, with curious look on
their face and butterflies in their stomach; after all it was first day on the job.
Some who were already batch mates from college and others who had made friends were busy gossiping,
some were texting to their friends and some were lost in thoughts…suddenly the aura of
the room was broken and entered a gorgeous , beautiful lady in black formal suit. Her smile and perfume
had already filled the room; with gasps on the faces of boys and girls were as usual envy 😛 .
“Good morning and welcome to Sysofni technologies” the sweet melodious voice had a magical impact on all,
especially the male sapiens in the room. The voice entered through ears and was touching the strings of heart,
only a boy can understand that kind of feeling.
So here came Ananya, the HR of the company, spreading her charm across the room.
All eyes were glued to her as she introduced herself and spoke about the company profile, work culture, and other activities.
Time flew like a feather and soon it was lunchtime.
Ananya was spending time with each person, trying to befriend each of them.
After lunch they she organized few team games and other fun filled activities.
In the evening when all were packing to go back, Ananya came to Ansh “Hi Ansh , So how was your first day“.
Ansh felt as if he was dreaming, his heart was pounding as if he were a horse, after mustering courage he could
only say “…ittt was good…” Ananya broke into laughter hearing this, since she understood his state of mind.
“Don’t be nervous..ok …shall we go for a coffee ?? ”
Nodding his head , Ansh went with her to canteen.
The talks which started would not have stopped if she had not got a call from her roommate in PG.
“Oh God … i had to arrange for a bday party in PG…I have to leave now …will catch you later” and she was gone.
Ansh returned home and was dreaming all the while about Ananya, somehow he wished the night would pass
faster and he could see Ananya again in the morning.
As time passed by they became very good friends, in fact much more than friends.
Weekends, movies, walks on the beach, the drive along sea cost on East coast road, the ice cream parlor, all were
things which had contributed in their growing closeness for each other.
Soon Ansh got into project and pressures of IT life kept him busy and occupied.
Now they could spend less time together but whatever time they had together, they cherished each moment of it.
Each knew that they had “that special ” feeling for each other but somehow never expressed them .Eyes did all
14 Feb , 2007, A restaurant on ECR
Ananya was waiting impatiently for Ansh for the special lunch table he had booked.
Late by 15 minutes, Ansh entered with a bouquet of red roses in his hand.
The atmosphere was serene, music was playing in low volume, everything was so smooth and cool.
But here 2 hearts were thumping with fastest intensity ever.
Ansh came to the table. Both were looking in each other’s eye and spoke nothing. It’s a special feeling when
your eyes do the talking and you hear from your heart.
But sometimes you need to express your feelings in words, and this was the day which they both had waited for soooo long.
Ansh knelt on the knees in front of her and could say only this much even after hours of practice the nights before
“Ananya , ever since you have come into my life I have got a reason to live, to dream ,to be smile , to be happy..
Will you be my smile throughout my life ?? Will you marry me??”
Raising his left hand which had a golden ring…
Ananya’s eyes were filled with tears, she could not say anything.
She had waited for this moment like anything, and now here it was.
She hugged him, with tears flowing down her chin.
One month later…
Soon they were facing the reality of life.
Their real struggle was waiting for them.
Both had to convince their families, who were opposed to the marriage.
To keep the story short , I would say they didn’t do what Chetan bhagat did in The two states,
since their families were hell bent against the marriage. Against their parents’ wishes they married each other,
with an assumption that as time will pass their families will accept them and their love.
Happily they were enjoying their married life.
Some months later….
Life is full of crests and troughs…
For onsite assignment Ansh had to leave the country for 3 months, since Ananya was also working she could not accompany him.
Work pressure and time difference allowed very less time for each other to interact. What started with trivial disputes
soon started taking ugly fights. Things were changing very fast, and they were changing even faster.
By the time Ansh came back they both had developed lot of differences.
It took a while for each of them to sort out the differences, but the things were not as they were before.
Both were facing the challenges and reality of a married life, quite often their egos used to come as a reason of
tussle between the two.
Time was flying like anything and it was almost two years since they had married.
Though they loved each other but most of the time they were quarreling and fighting.
But from inside they wished things to turn out the way it was before; the love , the charm had faded.
Ansh was delighted to get an offer letter from GOOGLE , he was all delighted and elated
His plans of settling in north ,close to family and friends was soon to be realized.
He had to move to Gurgaon , but Ananya had stuck in dilemma, whether to quit job or look for transfer .
Either was difficult since recession had taken toll on market conditions.
She wanted Ansh to reject the offer but Ansh saw it as a golden opportunity.
This again led to a major fight amongst them , loosing temper Ansh said “You are jealous of my success,
You are selfish ” .And that was it. Ansh moved to Gurgaon
The way he reacted that night didn’t allow Ananya to tell Ansh that she was doing not for herself ,
but for the new life which was about to come to this world.
Yes she was pregnant, she wanted to disclose this news to him but before that came that offer letter.
She had wanted him to spend the time with her in the place where they had met and fell in love. ..
To make sure their child sees the light of day where their love blossomed.
It is said that distances are the real test of any relationship, and this couple was no exception.
They had frequent fights , things were getting ugly day by day.
Ananya used to cry all the time hating him and cursing why she had married this guy.
After 3 months after one such fight she said sobbily “You hurt me Ansh , you always make me cry ..
I feel like committing suicide ..If I die
then you will realize that you have lost not only me but the your child too..”
This is how she broke the news about the baby to Ansh.
Ansh was numbed and shocked to hear this.
Now he understood why Ananya insisted not leaving Chennai.
Ansh called back and asked her for pardon. He was almost begging with the guilt feeling which was insurmountable on his soul.
But Ananya was too broke to believe him.
Ansh said “Ananya i will quit this job and come back to you … to my child..I am sorry sweetheart. I
want to see you…I promise i will fly tonight to meet you… ”
Ananya hang the phone without saying a word.
As she sat there , the words of Ansh were still echoing in her mind .
Her heart said to forgive him but mind was refusing. Lost in thoughts and sobbing she had fallen asleep.
Ananya’s eyes opened with the noise of doorbell.
She was amazed who could be at this time. “Has Ansh really come ?” she
thought for a while as she moved towards the door.
Her heart was thumping harder than ever.
As she opened the door she couldn’t believe her eyes,
Ansh was standing there with bouquet of red roses in his hand and kneeling on the ground
in the same manner he had proposed Ananya.
Ananya forgot all grievances and hugged him…Tears were rolling on her cheeks…
After the chit chat Ananya went in the kitchen to make his favorite dish.
after all the bad times ,happiness had found the way in their lives again
Soon her cell phone was ringing with an unknown number , the STD code was of Gurgaon.
“Hello this is Inspector Lakhan Pal, can I know whom i am speaking to ??”
“This is Ananya…” with a fear in her voice.
“See yours was the last number dialed from the cellphone recovered from dead body of the person 2 hours ago. .He was trying to catch a bus in hurry and came under the truck…”
Hearing this, the phone slipped from her hand, she was shocked, her legs were shivering…mustering some courage she moved in the dining hall but didn’t find Ansh there.
She looked around the entire house but he was nowhere to be found.
Chill ran down her spine. She had only heard about these kind stories and lo now it happened with her.
Even death couldn’t stop Ansh from meeting her, his spirit had come to meet his true love for the last time.
Then suddenly the door bell rang.
Ananya was afraid to open the door but somehow she moved towards the door.
She opened to find Ansh standing there “Sorry I forgot to tell you . I had lost my cellphone while coming here so couldn’t inform my boss.
I went downstairs to make ISD call to US to inform him that I have resigned from the job. Ab chalo bhi aloo parathe khilao.. bhookh lagi hai”
N.B. All charactors in the story are fictitious and based on author’s imagination, Any resemblance with any living or dead-being would be considered as case of pure co-incident.