It was their last exam and everyone was excited for the house party and upcoming Goa trip. Kiara, Rishaan and Diya are friends from last 3 years as they are college friends, now in final year. Rishaan and Kiara have been dating from last 2 years. Diya and Kiara were bestfriends from their school time. All of them were studying psycology at University of Delhi.
“Finally, exams over”, Kiara had no bounds to her happiness. All of them went to QDs to have something and they planned about the house party. After having their meal, they left for their home.
Kiara started looking for her best dress for tonight as she wanted to look the best. She was stubborn and a little obssessed. Rishaan was a big time flirt since his school days. He has a heartachingly beautiful smile and looks extremely handsome and so does Kiara. They were the cutest couple of college, kind off made-for-each-other. Moreover Kiara had a jawdropping personality, the way she looks; she was a proper fashionista and a perfect package as a girl. Diya was also pretty but as she always stood by Kiara’s side so she use to get less attention but it never bothered her. She was a simply amazing and way mature than Kiara. Diya use to have crush on Rishaan but after she got to know about Kiara and Rishaan, she drifted away from Rishaan. But being a flirt, Rishaan never left a chance to hit on Diya and she always took it as sarcasm, never bothered to tell Kiara.
Kiara and Rishaan reached Diya’s home quite late. They were already quite drunk. They had an awesome party that night. Everything was going fine, Kiara drank like a fish. Rishaan was enjoying the dizzyness after drinking. Almost everyone left and there were only a few people left so they decided to play Truth and Dare game. After a few rounds, it was Diya’s turn, she chose truth and Rishaan asked her the question, “Have you ever fantasized about me or had a crush on me?”, as they were playing a game, she said the truth and said “Yes, I had a crush on you but as soon as I got know about you and Kiara that thing just ended up”. But the words just stuck in Rishaan’s mind. After evryone left except Diya’s cousins, Kiara and Rishaan, Diya started organizing things. Rishaan went into room to make Kiara sleep comfortably but the thing Diya said was playing on repeat mode in his head. After everyone slept, Rishaan went into Diya’s room. Diya went to get bath and when she came out she found Rishaan on his bed.
She asked,”Hey, what are you doing here? Why aren’t you with Kiara?”
“Because I want you”, said Rishaan. He held her waist and continued, “Look at the mirror. You look just so incredibly sexy. I accept she is your best friend but can’t you just forget it for a night and let us have some fun tonight? And really honey, you don’t need to worry about anything. I will not utter even a word to Kiara and you know we can carry on our secret relation side-by-side. What do you say?”
She was awestruck. She couldn’t understand what and why is Rishaan saying all the stuff. “Are you kidding me? What the hell is wrong with you? Have you lost it? Just get out of here!” she yelled.
He came closer to her held her waist and said, “You know what you are no less than Kiara. You are equally beautiful, but the only thing that keeps you behind her is your maturity. Don’t be naïve. You better know you don’t have any option”, in the course, he landed his lips one her’s. She was furious as hell she pushed him and shouted, “Get the hell out of here. I always told Kiara that you are a fucking flirt and not meant to be trusted but she never trusted me, now I am surely gonna tell her. Get out now!”
He left the room without uttering a word and Diya was sleepless all night. She couldn’t gather the courage to tell Kiara about last night. She was confused, tired and helpless. She cried until she fell asleep.
Her sleep broke down with a ray of sun. The moment she opened her eyes the memories of last night ran down her eyes and again she started feeling helpless. She was distracted with a knock on her door, she asked,”Who is this?”
“It’s me Diya. Please open the door. Please” Rishaan replied.
“I told you last night also. Just go away. I don’t want to see you face.”
“Please Diya just for a second I swear I will not show you my face again.”
She got up and opened the door. “Diya I am really sorry for last night. I was drunk and out of senses. I didn’t realize what was happening. I am sorry. Please don’t tell Kiara about it.”
“Wow! You mean if a guy is drunk he can flirt around with anyone. Just because you were out of senses doesn’t mean you will cheat on your girl. Nothing gives you the right to cheat on a person who loves you with all the heart.”
He kept quiet and fell down on his knees and cried in front of Diya. “You think if you will cry, I will change my decision then I am sorry Rishaan I will not. Just go out.” She said. She threw him out of her room and went to shower directly. She was thinking about the last night and the entire dramatic scene happened just now. She felt sad and decided not to tell Kiara otherwise thing will get even worst.
Rishaan tried to contact Diya many times in whole week but she didn’t pick his call. But she anyway had to face him on their upcoming Goa trip. She and Kiara went for shopping and had number of meetings in that week but she decided not to share anything with her.
Next week, they were all set for Goa. They met at the airport and the obvious discomfort between Rishaan and Diya got Kiara’s attention and she asked many times what is actually wrong between them. Both of them denied and said there is nothing wrong.
In the middle of the flight, Kiara woke up to go to the washroom. When she returned, she was too lazy to push her way into the middle seat. And with Rishaan readily offering to shift seats, the seating arrangement changed. With 20 minutes still remaining for the flight to land, a sleep starved Kiara took another power nap, this time holding Rishaan’s right hand more firmly. Rishaan’s other hand, though, nervously moved to touch Diya’s. Her heart skipped a beat. Diya pulled her hand away. But a defiant Rishaan held her wrist again, this time firmly and more reassuringly. The changing behavioral dynamics between the three perhaps gave out a foreboding of what was to come in Goa.
When the flight landed at the Dabolim Airport, Rishaan felt uncanny…his excitement seemed replaced by an unknown fear that he found very difficult to decipher. The fear of not being trusted, the fear of losing someone which he actually nevr felt and yes it was his first time. He felt anxious. Suddenly, Kiara distracted him and asked him to get taxi. They all went to the hotel and prefered to take rest as they had plans for night. Kiara and Diya settled in one room and Rishaan with two other friends; Karana and Ishant; went to other room.
Diya and Kiara woke up with a knock on their door. Kiara opened the door, it was Rishaan, and she asked him to come inside at the same time Diya walked out and there was no doubt something was wrong between them. Kiara looked at Rishaan and asked him, “What happended Rish?”
“Oh come on Rish, I have been noticing this from last party you guys are behaving awkwardly with each other. Even Diya is not telling me anything. Either you are telling me now or this trip is going to be our last trip.”
“What the hell is wrong Kiara? How can you say that? Nothing is wrong and if you are so much curious about it then I guess you should ask your best friend.” Shouted Rishaan and left the room.
They were all set for the beautiful evening and the bonfire party. Kiara was looking beautiful as always but when Rishaan noticed Diya his heart almost dropped a beat. She was looking miraculously beautiful and he could not take off his eyes but what Karan and Ishant notied was that Kiara and Diya were not together. They asked them, what happened and why they are not together but both of them did not bother to tell them about the little fight over the awkward behaviour.
Rishaan asked, “What would you guys like to have?”
They told their choices and after a couple of drinks the awkwardness between them was over.
“Hey, what is the matter Rish? Why did you asked us to come here? We were having fun outside”, said Kiara.
“See, Kiara I can’t hurt you any more and I want to tell you the truth.” Kiara was struck and said, “What are you talking about Rish?”
“Kiara we have been together from last two years and trust me I never felt the way I am feeling now; I don’t think we should see each other anymore. Somethings are never meant to happen; I finally realised what I want, whom I actually want and you are not the one. You are a really nice girl and I owe you so much but taking our relationship anymore will end up with even more bitterness and I don’t want that.”
“Wow!! I am glad Rishaan Malik. You finally realised that you are not in love with me. So, who is the lucky bitch? And by the way, why did you bring Diya over here? To see all the drama?” she yelled “You know what, people around me always told me that you are a jerk but I never believed them and see what you turned out to be. I just cannot believe this.”
“Kiara, it is Diya. I am sorry, I realised with the passing time that she is the one I want, she is like the one with whom I always wanted to be, she defines what I want. You are just way to perfect for me even more than perfect. You deserve the best of all.” He narrated the whole post exam story to her. They did not notice that Diya has already left. “Diya is gone” Rishaan said.
Kiara wiping her tears said “I wish I would never see you again.”
And from there, their paths diverted for rest of lives, they thought so.
After 5 Years at college reunion:
They are again at the same place, the place where 5 years ago they met for the last time, same place where they spent the best time of their life or may be the time that taught them a lot more than anything else would. It was their college reunion. Diya and Kiara made an eye contact and could not resist each other, Kiara’s husband forced her to talk to her childhood best friend whom she missed so much in last 5 years and told her husband the story obviously not the whole story but a part of it.
“Hi Diya” said Kiara.
“Hi Kiara” replied Diya.
They hugged each other and sorted out all the misunderstanding. Kiara asked her about how she has been and what she is doing now. Diya told her about dating someone from her work, whom she is planning to marry. Diya asked Kiara about her husband. On the same time, Rishaan and Kabir entered to the party and as always Rishaan was all groomed up and looking handsome as always, Kiara and Diya saw him and Kiara was all shocked when she saw his boyfriend with Rishaan. Kabir walked directly toward Diya and Rishaan asked him why he is going there. He tells him about Diya then Rishaan realised, how awful situation it would be but rather than sitting back he told Diya about Kabir who was already dating one of his friend.
“You again came into our lives to ruin them. Don’t you have better things to do? Last time you screwed me up and this time Diya” Kiara yelled at him.
“Kiara, stop it please. It has been 5 years and you are still at that point. Please stop it, now you are married. I am sorry for whatever i did. I know only a sorry cannot give that time back but since then I never spent a minute of satisfaction. Do you know why? Because I always felt guilty about what i did with you, I always thought about Diya and wished if i could meet her for the last time and tell her the whole truth. I know it must have been hard for you but it was equally hard for me. Please forgive me for whatever I did.” said Rishaan in a very calm tone.
Diya couldn’t stop crying as she was all broken once again. First, when she got to know about her best friend being with someone she likes and now Kabir whom she decided to get marry. Rishaan wiped her tears and hugged her firmly and said, “Diya I never thought that we would ever meet again, i never tried to reach you in these years because i thought you must have found someone who actually deserves you. You should have someone who knows how to make you happy when you are not even in the mood to smile. You should be with someone who brings out the best in you. You should be with someone who accepts you for what you are, for all your flaws, all your imperfections and what you are. And Kabir is not the one.” She hugged him even tighter and couldn’t hold her tears.” He continued, “I don’t know if this the right time or not but i have already wasted last five years of my life without you and this time i will not let you go at any cost. I want to spend the rest of my life with you no matter how hard it would be because i know you will be there to make things right, to correct me, to love me and i will love you with all my heart for the rest of my life. I LOVE YOU. WILL BE MINE? ”, directly looking into her eyes.
“YES”, she replied.
And his lips pressed hers at the moment. It was the most beautiful moment for them.