Bringing Back The Light ~ A Twinj Story (Chapter 13)

Zee Tv

Back Home

 

“Finally!”

The group sighed at Akash’s exclamation, some of them happy to be back home after a long time. It had been a week since they decided to come back to Toronto, and now, they were finally there. The past week had been full of arguments between Twinkle and Kunj, some even including Sara because of her annoyance at Kunj’s stubborn attitude.

They all had tried to convince him to let Twinkle travel, but he didn’t budge. In the end when Twinkle had threatened him with filing a restraining order against him did he finally relent. But in exchange, he had ordered Twinkle to get some medical tests done, and surprisingly she also agreed without much of a fight. All in all, things were looking good for all of them.

“Now, how about we get back and rest ?” Sara suggested, while the others agreed and Kabir called his chauffeur. Two cars pulled up in a few minutes, and before they knew, they were on their way to the childhood home of Kunj and Kabir.

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They pulled up in front of a beautiful mansion, the brothers sighing as memories flooded their senses. And not that Kunj would ever admit it, but he had craved the soothing essence of his home. And now being back felt nothing but calming.

They quickly moved inside, their luggage being carried by the servants. Once inside, everyone flopped on the sofa in the living room tiredly, except for Twinkle who moved towards the lawns to attend some calls.

“Okay kids, I’m gonna go and rest. Let’s meet in the evening for dinner. William will show you your rooms,” Kabir announced, getting up, as William nodded and left.

Akash groaned, getting up and going behind the butler with Sara in tow, but suddenly halted as he watched Viti move upstairs behind Kabir.

“And where do you think you’re going, little sister ?” His tone was sharp, while the others looked at him as if he was the stupidest person on the face of the Earth.

“Where do you think, big brother ?” She bit back almost immediately, getting annoyed with her brother’s antics.

“Nope. You’re staying with Sara cause I don’t trust you with this Malhotra,” Akash spoke, shaking his head as if saying no to a five year old.

“But she’s my fiancé.” Kabir whined, getting a glare from Akash, while the others quietly chuckled.

“And she’s my sister. BOOM. End of discussion!” Akash smirked, loving how Kabir’s face was suddenly filled with horror.

“Kabir, calm down.” Sara laughed, the others, except Akash and Kabir joining in.

“Yes love, don’t worry. He’s just joking,” Viti whispered with giggles, leaning up to drop a kiss on his cheek to calm him down, which really seemed to work.

“Not the PDA!”

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Twinkle watched from a distance, her eyes filled with mild amusement at Akash and Sara’s comment which made Viti turn red. Deciding not to disturb them, she silently moved towards her room, which didn’t to unnoticed by someone.

Kabir turned away from the banter, looking at Twinkle who had just left the room without saying anything. His eyes drifted to his brother, noticing how his eyes would move around the room every now and then, as if waiting for someone. An inaudible sigh escaped his lips, before he turned his attention back to the others.

“Okay that’s enough. I need some rest now,” Sara grumbled, as others nodded and everyone moved to their respective rooms, Kunj being the last.

Before moving to his room, he took a quick detour to the kitchen, as a servant looked up at him in question. Sighing to himself, he moved towards the man and explained something to him in a low voice, as he nodded. Giving him a nod in return, Kunj turned and finally left for his room.

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Twinkle was sitting in her room, working on some presentations since she couldn’t go to sleep due to the jet lag. This was the only reason why she hated travelling, it always messed up with her sleep schedule. Sighing to herself, she leaned against the headboard, stretching her stiff neck, when she heard a soft knock on the door.

“Come in,” She said with a confused tone, frowning as a servant entered her room.

“Good evening ma’am. Viti ma’am asked me to send these for you.” The man placed a plate on the small coffee table beside the couch, as she moved to look at that the younger Singhania had sent. To her utter surprise, it was a really small chocolate cake and her favourite chocolate waffles.

“Ma’am, may I leave ?”

She was snapped out of her thoughts by the voice of the man standing near her, making her nod and he quickly left. A sigh escaped her lips, contemplating how Viti knew about her love for chocolate. Yes, it could’ve been a coincidence, but she found that hard to believe. Sighing yet again, she finally gave into the tempting chocolate delicacies sat in front of her and dug in. A small smile made way on her face, her mouth relishing the amazing food. She had to thank Viti for this for sure!

Her movements halted as she felt someone’s gaze on her, and looked up to see the door slightly ajar. Quickly getting up, she shut the door, before moving once again back to the food.

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Viti moved out of the washroom to see a large bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream sitting on her nightstand. A squeal of delight left her lips and she quickly jumped on Kabir’s back, who was sitting on the bed with his back towards her.

“Ouch.” Kabir groaned, not expecting to get suddenly tackled and squeezed by his love.

“I love you!” She almost shouted, peppering his face with small kisses, as he laughed.

“I love you too baby, but I wasn’t the one who brought the ice cream.”

“What ?!” She yelled, quickly moved away from him as if he was on fire, making him whine. Ignoring him, Viti picked up the bowl and stared at it, “Who brought it ?”

“William did, I just asked him to do it.” Kabir shrugged, as Viti settled beside him, ice cream still in hand. She stared at him with an annoyed look, while he tried his best to contain his laughter.

“Nevermind. Let’s enjoy this delicious thing.” Her eyes twinkles as Kabir chuckled, putting a movie on the television as decided. Both snuggled under the covers, enjoying the peaceful moments with the love of their lives.

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“Hey!”

Sara opened her eyes with a yawn, looking up to see Akash standing there grinning like an idiot. She groaned, not wanting her beauty sleep to be interrupted, but sat up nonetheless.

“Ever heard of knocking ?” She glared at him, trying to get the sleep out of her eyes.

Akash plopped down near her feet, and it was then that she noticed the bowl in his hands being full of strawberries. Quickly snatching it from him, she bit into one, loving the sweet berries.

“Did you just say ‘thanks’ ? Sorry, couldn’t hear it.” Sara raised an eyebrow at his statement, scoffing.

“That’s cause I didn’t say anything,” She replied with a sarcastic smile, making him pout like a puppy.

“What do you want ?” She asked with a sigh, watching as he laid down opposite to her, supporting his head on his elbow.

“Ouch.”

“Akash, what do you want ?” She gritted her teeth, getting irritated.

“Nothing. I- I’ll just leave,” He muttered, feeling a bit hurt, though he tried his best not to show it.

“Akash, listen-” Sara started, but he was already out of the door before she could even try to stop him.

Sighing, she put the strawberries on the nightstand, before burying her face under the duvet.

She had no idea why, but somehow, hurting him pained her heart.

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It had been a few hours since they arrived and now it was time for dinner. Kabir and Akash were playing video games on their phones, while Viti was reading a book nearby.

“Guys!” They all looked up to see Kunj standing there with an angry glare plastered on his face.

“What’s wrong, Kunj ?” Kabir asked, putting his phone aside as everyone stood up.

“I can’t find Twinkle.”

“What ?” Sara exclaimed, running down the stairs to reach her now worried friends.

“I don’t know where she is. I asked William, none of the staff has seen her and she’s not in her room.” Kunj ran a hand through his hair, his eyes full of concern.

“Wait I’ll call her,” Akash said, but before he could, a voice stopped him.

“No need. I’m here.”

They all turned around to see Twinkle standing there with her arms crossed, glaring at Kunj coldly.

“Where have you been ?” Kunj growled, anger quickly replacing the worry.

They all knew an argument was about to come up, especially looking at Kunj’s angry glares and Twinkle’s cold attitude.

“That’s none of your concern,” Twinkle replied dismissively, moving past Kunj. But before she could go, he grabbed her hand, spinning her around to face him.

“What are you doing ?”

Kunj had heard her, but didn’t reply. Instead, he leaned down towards her, making her squirm in his grasp. Heartbeats quickening, both stared at each other, Kunj still leaning slowly towards her face. His face was almost touching hers when he swiftly turned to her ear.

“I’m your doctor, and I’ve allowed you to come here on the condition that I should know where you’re going at all times, Ms. Taneja. Do not forget that,” He whispered lowly, his lips almost touching her ears, and then suddenly moved away as if nothing had happened.

“C’mon guys, time for dinner.”

Everyone stared at him in disbelief as Kunj moved to the dining room with a smile, all traces of what had happened just now gone. Shaking their heads, everyone followed, except Twinkle who continued to stare where he had been standing just now, her breathing still

What the hell just happened ?

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Akash Singhania was sitting in the garden of the Malhotra-Sarna manor, staring at nothing in particular. The place was almost dark, the moonlight being the only source of light in that part of the garden. He was so lost in his thoughts that he didn’t even notice someone coming and sitting beside him.

“What’s wrong ?” Twinkle asked almost quietly, her eyes focused on the sky, startling her friend.

“Huh ? Oh, Twinkle. Noth- nothing is wrong,” Akash stuttered, shocked to see her there.

“Stop lying.” Twinkle turned to look at him, her eyes slightly narrowed.

“Sara,” He whispered, looking at the ground in embarrassment.

“It’ll be okay. She’ll come around.” And that was all the reassurance he needed.

Both sat in a comfortable silence, staring at the crescent moon, enjoying the peace of the night. They knew what the other was feeling, words weren’t needed between them. That’s why they were friends. They could read each other.

After a while, Akash got up, making Twinkle look up at him in question.

“It’s okay to feel,” He said with a smile, before moving inside, leaving her alone to her thoughts.

Twinkle sat there, surrounded by the moonlight and her thoughts, silently pondering upon his words. Finally, she got up with a sigh, giving one last look to the moon which was slowly getting lost among the dark clouds.

“No, it’s not.”

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Word Count : 1950

 


Hello people!!

I know I disappeared without any warning a few months ago and I’m sorry. Some things came up so I had to focus on my life and other things. But, I’m back now.

Hope you all are doing good. Take care and stay safe guys.

Now, about the story. To be honest, I was feeling lost for a while and I had no idea what to do next but now I have planned somethings, though it’s all rough for now. So, do let me know if you guys want anything in particular to happen, maybe it’ll help me get some inspiration.

Hope this chapter was a little bit up to your expectations. Next one is halfway done, so I’ll try and update on the weekend.

Thank you so much for your feedback. Your love for this story means the world to me!

Lots of love,

Sapphire ❤️

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