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“Everyone has their definition for perfect and she fits in my definition” "Do I know you?" The question lingered in Vivan's mind when he first met Heer because she is not an easy-to-forget girl. Heer never wanted to see that face in her life again but what happens when she has to work with him. Will their past will pave way for future together or make things worse?

Romance / Drama
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Chapter 1

Tears shed through her eyes. Pages of notebook had wet spots. Heer Singhania cried in rare situations and this became one of the special moment of her life. She looked up and saw a middle-aged woman with round spectacles smiling. The lady was suited in formal wear with her small hair tied in a tight high ponytail. She remarked, “He is special….because in this age this kind of maturity is rarely seen. This piece is one of his best.”

Heer nodded and wiped her tears. Fortunately, she had waterproof eye make-up but her brown eyes were shining with happiness. She asked “Where is he?”

She replied, “He was in his class but I have called for him”

Suddenly, there was a knock on door. The teacher said, “Come in”. The door opened. A young boy of eight entered. Heer rushed to hug him. He asked, “Am I in trouble? Did Miss Martha complain about the fight? Because I swear Richie started it.”

She replied, “No honey. Mrs. Wilson here just showed me your essay on ‘my family’. I heard you got the first prize. Sammy isn’t it nice?”

Samar jumped, “Really. I got first. It is so good.”

She nodded. Mrs. Wilson got up and said, “Samar you have done an excellent job and you deserved to win.”

Samar bowed and said, “Thank you”

“Thank you Mrs. Wilson for your time.”

Mrs. Wilson said, “Well Miss Singhania it was lovely meeting you. Now I have to go to check on something. If you like you can talk to him for some time. I am sure he would love that”

He replied, “Yes ma’am”

Mrs. Wilson exited the room. Samar hugged Heer. She asked, “What were you talking about the fight?”

He was looking down at the floor. She said, “Samar… Look me in eyes and say the truth. You know I don’t like you telling any lie. Samar….did you start the fight? Were you hurt?”

He was now staring at the wall. She said, “Sam… I am asking you something”

“Mom you need to take a chill pill. I am a big boy. I can handle my fights. You don’t need to interfere in that.”

She held his hand and said, “Sam you are my life. I am just asking this because I love you and I care about you. You know you are the only thing that is most precious to me. And I am asking this because I don’t want you to get into any trouble.”

He gave her a peck on his cheek and said, “I am responsible boy. I was just talking to him but then he said something about my dad. I got angry so I couldn’t keep control. You know I am a good boy.”

She rushed her fingers through his hair, “I know you are good boy, Sam. But you have to control your anger. People will say things but you have to ignore them. Every time we can’t react to silly things like that”

He said, “I love you, mom. I just don’t like when people say things….bad things about you or my dad. I want them to stop. You are so nice…why people say things about you. I…. just wanted to protect you… mom.”

Samar began to weep. Heer wiped his tears, kissing him on his forehead said, “I know you want to protect me from people’s words but Samar you are not here to fight. You should be calm and patient. Samar it is not your age to protect me. Parents protect kids not vice versa. Ok, now stop crying. Mrs. Wilson will be coming soon and she will think that you were scolded”

He sniffed and wiped his tears with a smile. She kissed him again on his head and rubbed off the lipstick marks from his face. He said, “But you know what….you rarely scold me”

She smilingly said, “I know that…and that is the reason you are a naughty kid.”

He tilted his neck and said, “No I’m not”

She said, “Yes you are”

He hugged her, “I love you”.

She hugged him back saying, “I love you, too”

Mrs. Wilson entered the room with some papers. She adjusted her specs saying, “You should better get back to your class before you miss the lessons.”

He sighed, “No, it is history and I hate history.”

Heer hushed him and said, “You should not say that. You should love all your subjects”

Samar hung his head down. While going out, he said, “See you on weekend”

Mrs. Wilson said, “I wanted to call you earlier and talk to you about something. Samar is really a nice boy but….”

Heer asked, “But what is something wrong?”

Mrs. Wilson went though some papers and said, “Samar is really happy. He is life of this school. He has won many competitions but……. one day, Mrs. Fletcher found him crying in the locker room. He said that nothing is wrong but I think he misses his family.”

Heer replied abruptly, “He has family. He has his mom and his grandparents. I think he has enough family.”

Mrs. Wilson said, “I know this is your personal matter and I have no right to have say in this. But I think he needs his dad too. Don’t you think he should be getting involved in his life more often?”

She nodded, “Yes, you are right”.

She paused. Then, continued, “You are right. This is none of your business. It is our family matter”

She grabbed her bag saying, “I know you are his teacher but I never gave anyone right to say anything in our family matters. It was nice meeting you. Thank you for everything.”

She went out slamming the door.


“She said that?” Nikki asked. Heer took a sip of her coffee and nodding said, “I know she is his teacher and all but she has no right to say that. Why can’t a single mother take care of her child? Why can’t they stop?”

Nikki and Heer started walking across the hallway. Nikki said, “Have Sam said anything about his?”

Heer said, “No. He always says he does not need a dad. But sometimes, I think, if he had dad, he would have been happier.”

Nikki said, “Oh please, you did a right thing. He never deserved an angel like Sam. You know he would have never cared about him.”

Heer took another sip, asked, “Are you sure? Do you think I did a right thing?”

Nikki nodded. She hugged her and said, “You know I and your family are always there for you and Sam.”

Heer smiled, “Family…right…you are also my family.”

Nikki hugged her tightly. Heer smilingly said, “Now let’s focus on work or else Derek will fire us.”

“Yeah, then you’ll not have money as fees for your son’s school and I will never have my magazine”

Nikki laughed wiping fake tears. Heer checked her phone when it beeped. She said, “Mom again checking on me. I am not a kid anymore. She is just so….over protective.”

Nikki said, “I think she thinks of you that 16-year old who was just full of life and didn’t cared about any mistake.”

Heer kept her phone in her pocket and kept on walking. Nikki said, “You used to be so happy”

Heer said, “I am happy now also. But earlier, I used to be a simple girl. I was not at all popular. I used to be perfect. I had perfect plan. But…”

Nikki said, “You know everything happens for a reason. Well you went to your favorite college. You are perfect now too. You went to be the boss’s girlfriend and you are designer for the one of the famous magazine of London.”

Heer said, “Boss’s ex-girlfriend”

Nikki took coffee from Heer’s hand and took a sip. She said, “This is good. Yeah ex-girlfriend, but he still wants you. And Sam likes him, right?”

Heer shook her head, “No, he liked him as my friend but he will have never accepted him as his dad.”

Nikki raised her brows nodding, “Yeah, he thought you were spending more time with Derek and less time with him”

Heer nodded, “I know. I should have been more careful”

Nikki went to sit in her cubicle while Heer went in the studio ahead. Heer looked at the papers lying on her desk. She got a little tensed. She sat on her seat and started designing the outfit.

Suddenly there was a knock on the translucent door. A young and handsome guy entered the room. Heer stood up. He said, “I just wanted to ask if the designs for the next issue are ready or not?”

Heer answered, “Yeah just last one. You will get that by tomorrow”

He said, “Okay, that will work for me”

He was about to leave when Heer said, “Umm… Derek I wanted to ask…”

Derek was listening eagerly. She asked, “How is Emily?”

Derek said, “Yeah she is good.”

He came close to her and said, “Look Heer, I know there is supposed to be an awkward situation between us. But you don’t have to be formal with me. I am your friend.”

She replied, “I know but working for you is really…”

He completed, “Uncomfortable??”

She bit her lip. He moved her hair back of her ear. He said, “I will always care for you. You know you were that best thing that happened to me. You will always have a special place in my heart.”

Heer took a step back. She said, “Everything has ended Derek. Please control yourself”

Derek said, “Okay. I’ll go but if you ever need a friend I’ll always be here.”

She nodded. He exited the room. She sat on her chair and buried her face in her hands, “I don’t need anyone. Why can’t people understand that? This is getting out of hand now”

She went back to her work.

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