Five months later:
Tarika is walking alone on the beach. Cold breeze is blowing. She suddenly stops & sits on the wet sand. Closing her eyes she tries to feel the atmosphere's purity. She & Abhijit are no longer a couple, not even friends. In fact, she has no contact with him. Now all she wants is to move on. It is surely quite difficult for her to forget all the horrible incidents she had faced in last few years but she is trying her best. Now she works at the Central Forensic Laboratory & has applied for transfer in Delhi. She has opened a new chapter of her life where there is no pains from her past. She opens her eyes & finds the sun drowning. She looks at the vast sea. All of a sudden this scene reminds her of Adi. Tear rolls down her face which looked like glittering pearls when the ray of drowning sun fall on them. She wipes her tears & looks at the sky.
"Adi, mamma misses you. Ap agar aaj mamma ki sath hote toh shayet apki mamma itni sad nahi hoti. Beta I miss you & I really love you", she sighs. "Per pata hai kya, accha hua ki aap nahi ho, warna ye jō sab kuch hua aur ho raha hai uski aap per bohot gehra asar padhta. Aap zindegi bhar mujhse sawal kiye jaate aur main koi jawab nahi de pata. Haan shayet mujhe jeene main itni takleef nahi hoti. Kaash mujhe tum wapas mil jao", she thinks to herself & closes her eyes again. After a while he feels a hand on her shoulder. To see who it is she turns back & finds Mohit standing. He sits beside her leaving some space.
"Phir se yahan aa gayi?" he smiles at her.
"Hmm..", she says looking at the sun. "Accha lagta hai yahan pe", she adds.
"Waise aaj tum kaafi jaldi aa gayi", he asks.
This time Tarika looks at him. "Kaam jaldi khatam ho gayi thi toh socha ki ghar jaldi chali jaati hoon. Raaste main khayal aya thodi der beach se ho kar jaati hoon, toh chali ayi", she explaines."Tum meri itni fikar maat karo Mohit. Main apni ateet ko bhula chuki hoon".
"Ateet ko bhulana itna asaan nahi hota. Tum kuch bhi kaho lekin main jaanta hoon tumhari liya ye kitna mushkil hai", she sighs.
"Agar jaante ho toh baar baar yaad kyun dilate ho?" she says.
"Kyun ki agar tum face nahi karogi toh ye bhulana tumhare liye mumkin nahi hai", he replies.
"Thak chuki hoon main Mohit. Pareshaan ho chuki hoon. Ab mujse nahi hota", she says.
Both looks at the sea. Then after sometimes they leaves the beach & goes to their homes.
Tarika was reading a book while the doorbell rang. She opened the door & it was Kartik standing outside. He came in & Tarika again got busy in reading the book. After sometimes Kartik got annoyed.
"Mood kharap hai kya tumhara?" he asked.
"Kya?" she asked absently, not taking her eyes off her book. Kartik made an impatient noise, crossed the room and lifted the book clean out of her hands, holding it out of her jumped to her feet indignantly, trying to snatch it back from him.
"Kartik, yaar please. Kya hai?"
"Kya? Phir se tum unn baaton ko yaad kar rahi ho ! You're impossible", he said.
"Main apni ateet ko bhula chuki hoon baar baar yaad dilane ki jarurat nahi hai tum logon ko", she said raising her voice.
"Dikhta hai humain. Koi aur samjhe ya na samjhe main jaroor samajhta hoon. Tum ye kitab padh rahi ho? Sach batao itni der se tum padh rahi thi ya bas kitab khol ke baithi hui thi?" Kartik said in calm voice.
Tarika's face fell faster than blinking, and she sank slowly back down into the chair. "Tumhe kaise pata chalta hai?" she asked, her voice tiny, and he knelt beside her.
"Main tumhara dost hoon. Best friend hain hum. Bachpan se jaanta hoon tumhe. Tum kab kyun kya karti ho uska andaza hai mujhe", He reached up to turn her face towards him, but she pushed his hand away & looked outside through the window.
"Main thik hoon, aur ...", she couldn't finish.
"Tum mujhe samjha rahi ho ya khud ko?" he asked, his voice barely above a whisper.
"Main kya karoon? Iss sher ki har ek jagah ki sath meri itni saari yaadein juri hai, aur unn sab yaadon main Abhijit meri saath hai. Kartik main jahan bhi jaati hoon wahi mujhe kuch na kuch yaad ata rehta hai. Main koushish toh kar rahi hoon na. Bolo ! tumhe toh pata hai na", she said, sitting curled up in her chair like a cat. She was hugging her book to her chest he knew this was something she did when she felt alone. Just like he knew everything else about her. He thought to give her a pleasant surprise which would drive away all her disturbance, sadness & make her smile again. After having dinner together Kartik left Tarika's house. Before leaving he gave her a huge lecture on how to forget the horrible past & be happy .
Next morning a meeting took place in Paridhi's house. Mohit, Paridhi, Kartik & Rajat were there. They were discussing about Tarika's problem.
"Mujhe lagta hai ushe kahi duuuur leke jana chahia", Paridhi suggested. Everyone laughed on how she said 'duuuur'.
"Mujhe bhi aisa hi lagta hai", Kartik agreed.
"Lekin wo kyun jayegi? Pehla sawal ye karegi ki 'Achanak kyun jaa rahi hai'"? Mohit said.
"Baat main dum hai", Paridhi said. "Lekin mujhse ab Tarika ki ye halat dekhi nahi jaati. Kitna kuch kiya hai usne humari liye aur usi saath ye sab mujhse nahi dekha jaa raha", she added.
Mohit, Kartik & Paridhi were discussing the matter & Rajat was sitting quite & was thinking something. He let them discuss & argue for a while & then suddenly said, "Mujhe lagta hai Dr Tarika ki transfer kahin aur karwa dena chahia. Jahan unki koi ateet ki yadein nahi ho. Specially Abhijit sir aur Aditya ki".
"Abhijit ko toh wo bhool jayegi lekin Aditya uska beta hai. Rajt tum samjh te bhi ho ek maa apne bacche ko kabhi bhi nahi bhool sacta. Chahe yadein ho ya na ho", Paridhi said, she got emotional.
Tum thik keh rahi ho magar humain unki liye ek partner dhundni hogi. Jo unki humesha saath de, unse pyaar kare aur sabse important baat, unpe bishwaas kare".
"Unlike your Abhijit sir", Paridhi mocked at him.
"Jo bhi ho, point ye hai Tarika ko jeene ki ek waja deni hogi. Uski liye sahi life partner dhundni hogi", Rajat suggested & everyone agreed.
"Tarika ki zindegi ka faisla ushe hi karna chahia", Mohit interrupted.
"Mohit, dekho Tarika abhi bohot disturbed hai. Wo apne aap se kuch soch nahi paa raha. Ushe humari help ki jarurat hai. In fact ushe toh abhi ek aisipartner ki jarurat hai jō ushe samhal sake", Rajat explained. "Aur Paridhi tum kya keh rahi thi? Vacation, right? Haan ye idea bhi bohot accha hai. Vacation main jaake wo thoda stable ho jayegi", he added.
So they had decided to visit 'Goa' first but suddenly Rajat remembered about "Mission Goa", then they chose 'Kerala' but then Paridhi remembered Tarika & Abhijit went to Kerala for their honeymoon. They thought & thought & at last Mohit suggested 'Agra' & they decided that they would take Tarika to 'Agra' for a change.