Scene 1: Muskaan and Rahul..
Rahul is sitting in a relaxed position with his legs stretched cossed at the ankles...he has a thinking cap on, he analyses the whole situation which just happened a few minutes back... everyone has left ..Anjy stormed out giving Riddhima a cold look.. Riddhima too disappeared telling him that she has a couple of books to collect from the library ,therefore they would meet him at the parking lot...she has a sad dejected look .. he knew that she needed to be alone and think things through...And this new guy, Armaan !....he just didnt seem to care about anything around him and said what ever came to his mind irrespective what others felt..but off late a lot of thoughts were crossing his mind too ..he and Riddhima.. " NO WAY"...she was his best friend and ... and thats it, best friend ... !!!! nothing more... he didnt need his mind to go in that direction , not now....Anjy had been saying stuff like this forever but never had he thought about it and he was not about to start that now.....he just shakes his head and stops his chain of thoughts before they get the beter of him.....
well first things first... he needed a plan to patch the sisters ...a lot of un pleasantness was happeneing between them and he didnt like it one bit...he has to undo the damage...he just cant see Riddhima so down and upset.. he decides what he has to do and gets up as he has to meet Riddhima .. he picks his bag and is stuffing his registers in it when he notices that his science practical register is missing...he looks around and scratches his head trying to remember where he kept it last.. he checks is bag again exclaiming aloud" shit ! this cant be hapeneing now.."
A delicate , hesitant voice speaks up..." are you looking for this" stretching her hand out with a register...
Rahul turns suddenly and stares at the girl for a split second before glancing at her out stretched hand.. he takes the register and and heeves a sigh" Thank God !... " tumhe yeh kahan se mila".. he flips the pages while he speaks...
Mu:" woh , tum library mein chod aaye thy.." I just thought you might be looking for this as we have practicals tommorow.."...
Rahul looks up and gives a cool smile ..." thanks.., hey tum bhi hamari class mein ho? kabhi dekha nahi..."
Mu:" yeah.. ! i guess i'm not much of front bencher.." anyways ...
Ra:" oh no ! Riddhima ! she'l kill me.. cant afford to upset her more.. gotta go... ! "
Muskaan is about to introduce herself but as usual he is thinking about Riddhima..it has been a month and he hasnt even bothered to notice that she was in his class..she just sits 2 benches away from him but he had eyes always for Riddhima....well , its ok.. life doesnt get what ever you wish for.. but it would be nice if he asked my name...with this thought she turns and is about to step out when her payal makes a beautiful noise which makes Rahul say "hey.. tumhaara naam kya hai.." he comes closer and adjusts his bag on his shoulders ...
Muskaan turns back and is about to bump into him as he has approached her ...he was standing too close.. she immediatedly steps back ..she fiddles with her parandi and conciously says" Muskaan...!"
Rahul smiles and introduces himself ... once again he thanks her for getting the register.. .. Muskaan is delighted that he asked her , her name.. its very childish, but she feels good from within..she looks up to say something , but by that second Rahul is already walking away from her .. she just looks back a the retreating figure .. she knew where.he was heading...she takes a deep breadth and adjusts her books in her hand , she stands there for a second before leaving the same way she came ..
The morning passes...
Scene 2: Rahul is confused as he thinks about Riddhima differently- he tells himself its nothing....
Its not very late in the evening.., but cosidering the cloudy sky and dark winds blowing, it seems late... his watch shows 7.30 when it could be easily passed of as 9...since yesterday he was feeling weird.. as if something was not right..he shuts his book and thinks back to his day in college.. all was good... everything was normal.. Anjy was Anjy as usual...the new guy was not worth thinking... his lectures went fine.. and the new girl....what was her name..." oh yeah " Muskaan"..she was weird but helpful in a weird sort of way .. so what is it that was actually bothering him...he also had great time in cafe with Riddhima...he jerks up on his chair when he thinks of Riddhima... he places his book on his table and walks upto an open window where he can see the grey sky... he takes a deep breath and stretches his hands and places them above his head, interlocking them..." no way" ... Riddhima cannot be making him feel this way.. she was his best friend... HIS BEST FRIEND ! he runs his fingers through his hair ... he says it out loud again..
" its not possible... not Riddhima" !!!
Ri:" whats not possible.. " Rahul turns abrubtly knocking the vase near the window pane... he catches in time...he looks at her with curiosity..." huh" kya ???....."
Ri:" maine kahan..whats not possible...aur tum mera naam kyu le rahe thy ?.." wearing jeans and a loose sweat shirt , she walks in.. her hair is all messily tied up in a bun,with strands falling on her cheek...and as usual it is being held by a pencil which could come off any second...she didnt make any sound as her feet were covered in her favourite mickey mouse socks ...she is trying hard to balance loads of books as she approaches him ....he just dumbly stares at her , thinking how adorable she looks..and then the next minute..".WHAT !! no way Rahul , he says to himself..." yeh tu kya soch raha hai.." she is Riddhima.. your friend.." just keep it that way.. he dismisses the uncomfortable thought from his stupid mind and goes to her and takes the books from her..
Ra:" woh aise he... main..main yeh keh raha tha, ki Anjy tum se zyaade der tak naraaz nahi reh sakti..."thats whats not possible.." his voice now sounding relaxed .."
Ri:" i know.. par di iss bar kafi gussa hai.. hope woh yeh sab bhool jaye aur sab kuch pehle jaisa normal ho jaye.."
Ra:" dont worry Riddhima, sab theek ho jayega..." ab yeh batao, tum iss waqt in books ke saath yahan kya kar rahi ho:"?
Ri:" what Rahul, bhool gaye.. hum ne notes compare karke apne practicals assesments pure karne thy.." subah tum ne he toh kahan tha"
Rahul makes a sorry face and curses himself and his dum thoughts to make him forget that..." oh.. yeah.. yaad hai.. bas thoda distract ho gaya tha.."
They both go and plomp temselves on the carpet and spread out the books and notes... they discuss cases and treatment.. they also end up having a heated argument when they get stuck in a case.. but eventually come out of it when Rahul realises that the treatment procedure that Riddhima suggested has more survival chances...his treatment was definately better but would have been short lived... anyways 7.30 slips on to 10.30... they have been at this for 3 hours...and now Riddhima was yawning and rubbing her neck... Rahul feels bad that he lost track of time and now Riddhima would have a stiff neck tomorrow morning.. he knew that when ever she studied in this bending position, she always ended up with shooting pain behind her neck.. ...knowing that Riddhima had minor spondilitus, he should have been more careful...
He immediately gets up as Riddhima is still rubbing her neck, trying to ease the pain with her fngers..he goes to his medicine cabinet and gets a pain releif tube and a tablet..he comes and hovers over her while she has her eyes closed ..he observes her with a frown and and a faint smile...and then suddenly she snaps opens her eyes and and looks at Rahul ...Rahul just coughs and fumbles and pushes his hand out...he is actually concious of her being here...( " shit.. shit shit..")
Ra:"hmm.. yeh lelo...yeh dawai kha lo, aur yeh cream laga lene...you'l feel better... humne kaafi cover kar liya and this crunching, sitting position is not good for you..i'm really sorry, i didnt notice.."
Ri:" oh , c'mon, Rahul.. iss mein sorry bolne ki kya baat hai... i'm ok... mera spondilitus toh aata jaata rehta hai... please dont feel guilty... ok?
He justs nods at her... he is speechless as she slips the pencil out of her bun making her thick lusturous hair fall back...she held the pencil between her teeth and re makes her bun again before slipping the pencil in it again....Rahul just goes on to stare.. Riddhima stands and collects her books and looks at him..
She waves her hand in front of his face and then shakes him by his shoulders..." Rahul.. kya hua.." kahan kho gaye,,"
Rahul now is completely embarrased and just looks here and there.." kuch nahi.." i think i'm tired too.. i think we'l call it a night..."
Ri:" obviously Rahul, tabhi toh mein ja rahi thi.." jante ho, tum bohot ajeeb se behave kar rahe ho....." anyways... goodnight and thanks so much... she slips out of his room quietly leaving Rahul standing in the same spot for good 5 minutes there after... he sits on his bed with a baffeled look..he shakes his head and repeats the same line he did before the evening started......" no way.." its not possible..! not Riddhima...
well he better get sleep if he wants to be fresh for college tomorrow....
Scene 3...The Match !!
NEXT MORNING....Riddhima and Anjali walk into the college and, they see a crowd rushing towards the auditorium… they wonder what it is… Riddhima stops one of the class mates to ask her what it is… she is in a hurry and says
Girl: it's a match, a damn interesting one at that… that lad Armaan has some guts, he's challenged Champ to a table tennis match…. Can you believe it… I mean, how stupid can he be… anyway I am going, I wanna see this guy getting beaten to bits…. You also come… He pulls her…
Anjali: shit! Main toh bhool hi gayi thi…. Amy ne kaha tha…. He will kill me…. Come come… let go…
They walk into the college auditorium where, a huge crowd has gathered….. At the centre stage where generally plays and functions are held there is today a table tennis table, and there is a referee sitting in between as the players are practicing full swing….
The champion and Arman are exchanging revengeful looks that would be common between any two opponents before a match…. At first the guy hits two shots, and then the third one and the crowd cheers on… then most unexpectedly Armaan hits a shot… and the crowd goes silent…. 9-7 says the referee….
Ref: Arman to serve….. 7-9
Armaan looks at the champ…. Then he looks at the crowd, then he looks at the table, his racket, takes the ball, bounces it against the floor for two to three times… walks to centre of the table, rubs the toes of the shoe to water, so that he can get a grip and looks towards the left side of the court, and the opponent looks prepared, but as though wanting to play mind games, he serves to the right. He is thrilled he has done something smart, but before he can do anything, the ball comes smashing on his face…
Ref: 7-10, game point…..
Armaan looks still as casual as ever….. he doesn't wanna divert his attention…
In the crowd Anjali looks over confident, she says, "jeet jayega Armaan, I know he will win"
Rid: but, he is down by three points di… is baar bhi champ hi jeetega….
As they are still debating, Armaan and the champ exchange sides, and Armaan has lost his first game… " shit says Anjali"
She runs towards Armaan… " Amy are you okay- I mean…."
Arm: mujhe kya hona hai…. Relax beautiful, match ke baad, canteen main meri jeet celebrate karte hai " he winks at her, and shaking his head so that his sweat spills all over, he wipes his face with a towel and walks back to the court….
Everyone else in the crowd is wondering why Armaan has taken Panga's with the champion when he knew he was losing…
The second match till about the half also is no different…. Armaan is at 2 and the opponent at 8 and half the people get up to walk away from the court, but there is no change in Armaan's expression… he still looks as casual, and as determined as ever…
The match goes on, a huge rally, both the players doing their bit, Armaan hits, the guy hits, the same rally goes on for a good 5 minutes, and everyone is spell bound and tensed who will make the point, and finally Armaan makes the point, its 3-8.
Now Arman picks up and before you know its 7-8 and everyone is spellbound… this has never happened to the champ of the college, people wonder if he would actually win… Riddhima also sits down to pay attention… Rahul is no where to be seen, she looks all around but he is not around… Anjali is sweating…. She looks hopeful…. The champ serves… and he makes a point finally and the service changes at 9-7, two serves in favor of the champ…. But there is tension on his face also now.. as for the first time he thinks he will not win…. In tension he drops a ball and loses a point…. The second point, is again in favor of Armaan and he has evened the score….. now Armaan has the serves in his favor… after a grueling rally Armaan wins the points, and this game goes in his favor…. Its set score is 1-1….
The final game is neck to neck, with each of them trying to do out do the other and after a tough competition, the score comes to 10-1, deuce, the match point…. Armaan gets a point, the guy gets a point, Armaan gets a point, the guy gets a point and this happens for a good one hour, finally the referee tosses the coin and says, who ever gets this point is the winner!!!!
There is sweat and tension all over the auditorium, the crowd is now divded as most people have realized Arman is some sort of an equal contendor….
Amidst the crowd, a girl says…. Nahi… champ haar nahi sakta, wo haar nahi sakta… main ab tak chup thi, lekin ab nahi….. so in that tension … she screams…. " COME ON ATUL, you can do it!!!
Atul turns to his left, and looks at the voice that came from the crowd, he is annoyed and irritated…. To say the least distracted, as he hates women and he cant stand the fact that women come drooling all over him….. he tells himself.. no way.. no way.. " meri reputation ka sawaal hai, mujhe ye match jeetna hi padega, his hands are shivering, Armaan is looking at him with a fixed gaze… and Atul for the first time in his life looks intimidated…… Armaan also finally starts to look serious and tensed….its showing on his face… He serves, and Armaan hesitantly receives the ball…. The ball goes flying into the air and Atul thinks he has won… he drops his bat on the table, thrilled, lifts both his hands up in relief…. Saying " Yes….." but unknowing to him, the flying ball, comes right down, touching the edge of the table before it falls off somewhere…. " ARMAAN has won the match"
Everyone is in a shock… Armaan himself is surprised….. he is in a daze…. Anjali comes rushing from the crowd hugging him….. He hugs her back…. He is thrilled… he has actually won the match….
The referee declares Armaan the winner and that's when an embarrassed Anjy breaks apart from him…. Ridhima is standing behind her sister, she is impressed with the game and she has also come to congratulate Armaan…. Riddhima puts a step forward but Armaan is now thronged by a hoard of well wishers…. But Armaan remembers he has to shake hands with his opponent…. He walks to him and shakes hands which Atul coldly does and walks away in anger….. Armaan looks at Anjali from the crowd and winks at her, but Riddhima who is in front them thinks its her he is winking at… she makes a face…. But Anjali walks forward and goes to Armaan… who puts his arm around her shoulder, after giving her a five .. takes her ….
Anjy: I totally deserve a treat….
Arm: maine kaha mana kiya... chalo… we'll go right away….. par is treat ke badle mujhe bhi kuch chahiye….
Anjy ( looking at him suspiciously) : okayyyy.. what?
Arm: a date with the beautiful lady….
Anjy: ( blushes) dddattee? Sure.. why not….
Arm: alright then…. It's a date then…. I can see you are falling for me…
Anjy (trying hard not to blush) : shut up….. I so am not…
Arm: yes you are…
Anjy: No I am not….
Arm: okay no your not…. And u still wanna go out on a date with me… what would u call that….
Anjy: Armaan I am going… bye… ( goes away smiling to herself)…. Shit I cant believe I am actually falling for this guy… shit shit shit!!! No way Anjy…..
Walking she dashes into Riddhima, who wonders whats wrong with her sister, and why she is talking to herself…
Rid: Di aap theek toh ho na…
Anjy: No ( in a trance)… ( coming outta it) of.. offcourse…. I am… chal lets go….
Precap... Will Atul and Armaan make it as friends or remain rivals...
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Saturday, February 21
Scene 1: Muskaan and Rahul..
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Friday, February 20
Thanks a lot maham, salman, dipi, vj, aman, pankhuri, aleena, lovy, pooja, cathy, mayu, abdul.muntakim, yachu, sonia for reading these parts and for your lovely comments…. Always help me to write more… thanks for motivating me….
Maham thanks a lot for taking step and telling me that you are also the part of this story… thanks for commenting and welcum too…….
Pankhu good to see you here, atlast my sweet little sister ne blog join kar hi liya… I know acha hi feel ho raha hoga, saare bahut informal hai yaha par to adjust to tum bahut aaram se ho gai hogi wo bhi 1 hi din mai.. haina??? Thanks for ur comments and welcome too…
Aleena tumhe nnext 4 parts mai pata chal jayega ki AR ke beech mai secret admirer ki wajah se problem hogi ya nahi… just read them…. And thanks for your comments…
Lovy aapki shikayat dur karne ke liye hum phir aa gaye… thanks for your comments dear…. Read next parts and again tell me what you like the most and what you don’t like…
Mayu aapke saawalo ke jawaab
1: I’m from haryana
2: I’m persuing for graduation final year, that means doing studies, and my job is just to kpabhsh.. nothing else…
bas yehi 2 questions puche the, unka jawab de diya maine… and thanks for your comments dear…..
yachu tum yahan kahan se aa gai, aaj maine comments update karne the India-forums pe to socha ki puchungi itna regular rehne waali meri pyari si yachna kahan gayab ho gai… no comments 4 the last 4 parts, felt little strange but then I read your comment here, yaar tumhara id access kyun nahi ho raha??? Aur ab tum kya karogi, agar wo access nahi ho raha to new account bana lo…kyunki pata nahi ab access ho bhi payega ya nahi… waise tum jahan marji comment karo mujhe koi problem nahi hai, par wo kya hai na ab tumhara naam India-forums par dekhne ki aadat pad gai hai isliye thoda ajeeb laga.. anyways do tell me ki ab kya karogi…
vj don’t worry I’m not ending this ff… jab tak tum log padna chahte ho tab tak mai likhti rahungi. Okk… aur abhi bas 2-3 weeks aur 4 parts post karungi uske baad phirse 5-6 parts post karna shuru kar dungi.. happy dear??
Sonia it’s ok dear, jab bhi tumhe time mile tab comment kar diya karo, it’s enough for me that you all are reading this story, the thing I want is ki tum sab 2-3 weeks mai bata diya karo that you are reading this story taaki mujhe pata rahe ki kaun story pad raha hai aur kaun nahi.. that’s it…..
Aman first of all thanks for ur comments…. Tumhe pata hai tumhara comment padte hi first thing jo mere mind mai aai- ohh god, koi itna bhi pasand kar sakta hai iss story ko ki iske print outs tak nikalwa sakta hai.. That was really unbelievable for me… I’ll always try my best to live up to your expectations….aur seriously khushi hui mujhe ki kissi ka meri ff ke kaaran pyar par vishwas aur bhad gaya…. aur tumhe jab bhi time mile tab comment kar diya karo, koi boundation nahi hai ki comment karna hi karna hai… par bahut acha laga tumhara comment padkar…. Again thanks…
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Thanks a lot DIPI, SALMAN, ABDUL.MUNTAKIM, CATHY, POOJA for your lovely comments….
Now here goes next 4 parts……. Do read and tell me your views……
Armaan mumbled in his heart…
Dr. anjali shashank gupta bet haarne ke liye taiyar ho jao, aab aapke saamne phir wahi riddhima apni smile ke saath waapis aa rahi hai aur iss baar tumhari baatein uske confidence kea age bilkul nahi teek payegi.. jitni marji koshish karna usse rulane ki wo utna hi hass kar dikhayegi……… wait and watch…. We are coming dear….
He smiled and again hugged her tightly….
They both came down, settled on dinning table for breakfast… while eating armaan looked at riddhima who was little lost somewhere….
A: basket kya hua?? Kaha kho gai??
R: (coming in present) kahin nahi bas waise hi….. (looked at armaan whose eyes was saying that he’s not convinced at all) actually mai soch rahi thi ki mai di aur papa ko to face karne ke liye taiyar hun, par baaki sab…. I mean sabko pata chal gaya hai sanjeevani mai ki mai papa ki saggi beti nahi hun…. Aur ab sabki naajron mai koi na koi sawaal hota hai…. kuch aise sawaal jinhe samajhna bhi mushkil ho jaata hai….. aur agar ab bhi aisa hi hua to mai wahan kaam kaise karungi… kaise kissi se theek se baat kar paungi jab mujhe pata hoga ki unke dil mai kuch aur hai aur wo keh kuch aur rahein hai…. aur kya wo mujhe meri sachai jaan ne ke baad accept kar lenge….. bas yehi soch rahi thi…
A: ohhh to meri princess sanjeevani ke khayalo mai ghum hai, aur mai ye soch sochkar khush ho raha tha ki wo mere baare mai soch rahi hai…..
R: armmaaaannn…….. (with a sweet face)
A: okkkk now serious…… pehle tum mere ek question ka jawab do??? (riddhima nods)
Tumhe normally sanjeevani mai saare kya kehte hai, I mean koi message dena ho, koi baat karni ho to kis naam se bulate hai…
R: tum basket kehkar, baaki saare riddhima ya dr. riddhima…. (she looked him questionally)
A: kissi ne aaj tak tumhe ye kehkar bulaya hai ki dr. shashank ki beti idhar aao, ya koi tumse majak karne se darta ho kyunki tum dr. shashank ki beti ho… ya tumhe kabhi duties kam milti ho aur galati karne par daant bhi kam padti ho, after all dr. shashank ki beti ko daantne ki himmat kaun kar sakta hai…. bolo aisa kuch hua hai???
R: nahi armaan, aisa kuch nahi hua aaj tak….
A: tumhe pata hai aisa kyun nahi hua aaj tak??? Kyunki tumne sanjeevani mai enter dr. shashank ki beti ki hessiyat se nahi apni mehnat aur achievement ke basis par kiya tha…
Dr. ridhima shanshank gupta nahi, sirf dr. riddhima banke tum sanjeevani mai aayi thi.. aaj shayad hi koi tumhe unki beti ke naam se jaanta hoga, saare bas dr. riddhima ko jaante hai, jo ek bahut hi achi doctor hai, ek bahut hi achi dost hai, ek bahut achi colleague hai aur ek bahut achi insaan hai…..
tumhari riddhima sanjeevani mai independent pehchaan hai, na kabhi dr. shashank ka naam juda tha aur shaadi ke baad na kabhi mera naam juda hai…. sabke liye abhi bhi tum riddhima hi ho just because in sanjeevani you have independent identity… to mujhe lagta hai ki kissi ko koi farak nahi padega iss cheez ka ki tum unki saggi beti nahi ho, ab bhi saare normal hi honge…
aur agar tumhe phir bhi lagta hai ki samne waala kehna kuch aur chahta hai aur keh kuch aur raha hai, to directly uss se baat karo aur usse clear karo confidentaly… that’s it…. Ya phir ignore karo.. khud theek ho jayenge sab…. Riddhima tum jab tak normal rahogi, theek rahogi to sab tumhare saath normal behave karenge, kyunki aaj kal koi faaltu ki tension nahi lena chahta ya dena chahta except some special cases like anjali and dr. shashank….Anyways (he took a deep breathe….)
R: I think tum theek keh rahe ho, mai bekaar mai soch rahi hun, wahan sab theek hi hoga aur agar theek na hua to ho jayega…..
A: to Ab challein agar aapka doubt clear ho gaya ho to….. (riddhima smiled and nodded)
both proceed towards car, and after sometime they were in front of sanjeevani door… riddhima looked up the building, a little lost in the day when she first time entered in this hospital and how armaan had played prank on her, shayad hi usne socha tha ki jis se itni ladai hoti thi, jiski shakal dekhte hi uska chehra gusse se laal ho jaata tha, ek din uski ruh ka sarotaaj ban jayega, uski muskurahat aur jeene ki wajah ban jayega, itna pyar ho jayega ki uss se dur hona marne ke barabar lagne lagega…itna pyar ki sabka pyar feeka pad jayega uske aage……. She just smiled thinking about it…. Then slipped her hand in his and clutched it tightly.. armaan looked her…
R: I luv you armaan… (while entering in hospital….)
A: (he smiled) I luv you too… (reached near reception and did signatures, then goes towards locker room, took necessary things, then proceeded for briefing session)
Dr. keerti was assigning duties, AR also joined them, looked at rohit, nikita first they passed a very beautiful smile as if very happy to see them, then makes a face and start looking other side so as to make them realize that they are angry with AR….. where as rahul, muskaan, atul as usual passed a smile, didn’t have any reaction on their faces like they are very happy or angry with them… just did formality.. … riddhima turned her face to other side after looking anjie….
Dr. keerti assigned them duties and left.. AR wanted to talk with rohit, nikita but before that dr. shashank stopped them… all the other interns left…
A,R: gud morning sir….
Sh: (without replying) welcome doctors, aaj kaise aana hua yahan par, aap phone kar dete hum sanjeevani hi aapke ghar ke paas shift karwa dete, bekaar mai aapne yaha aane ki takleef ki… anyways aapka welcome to kiya na sabne pyar se, after all itne dino baad aapke shubh charan yaha par pade hai….(in a taunting way)
A: excuse me sir.. (giving him confused look)
Sh: look dr. armaan ye ek hospital hai aapka ghar nahi ki jab mann chaha aaye aur jab mann chaha challe gaye… agar aap intern of the month ban gaye to iska matlab ye nahi ki jo mann mai aayega karenge…(with an angry look)
A: sir kuch personal reason ki wajah se..
Sh: (cutting him) koi bhi personal reason aapke kaam se bada nahi ho sakta..(little loud)
R: (cutting him) ofcourse ho sakta hai sir,(armaan looked riddhima) infact personal life hi hamari professional life ko decide karti hai, kuch reasons kabhi kabhi hamari mental stability ko disturb kar dete hai, jo ki doctors ke liye bahut important hoti hai… and being a good doctor armaan could never think of playing with his patients health, that’s why he’d applied for leave….
Sh: (who was very surprised with her answer but still in that tone) apni professional aur personal life ko hamesha alag rakhna chahiye, waise problem dr. armaan ko thi to aapne leave kis khushi mai li riddhima..
R: (cutting him) dr. riddhima armaan malik sir…… (shashank looked her surprisingly) I mean mera pura naam dr. Riddhima armaan malik hai…(armaan was also surprised with her confidence that was over flowing on her face) Anyways to be very frank mentally stable mai nahi thi, mai bimaar thi… aur armaan ne leave sirf mere liye li thi…
dr. shashank was on the verge of speaking but….
R: ab iss se pehle aap koi aur question puche to mai khud hi bata deti hun, armaan ki stability sirf mujhse judi hai, agar mujhe jara sa bhi kuch ho jaata hai to pareshan armaan ho jaata hai, kya karun mujhse pyar hi itna karta hai, wo mujhe kissi bhi haalat mai akela nahi chod sakta, chahe saari duniya ko chodna pad jaye, to wo ab kaise chod deta jab ki usse pata tha ki mai bahut bimar hun… aur uske treatment ki mujhe bahut jarurat hai aur dekhiye na kitni achi tarah se mera dhyan rakha, lagta hi nahi ki mai kabhi bimar bhi hui thi… I must say he’s a very gud doctor… (looked him who was admiring her)
Sh: (who was fully shocked with riddhima, the girl who had never uttered a single word in front of him, was saying all this and that too without any hesitation…) ohh please stop all this nonsense, I’m not interested in hearing your stupid talks, mere paas aur bhi bahut kaam hai, mere liye ye hospital hai, koi time paas jagah nahi…. Aur yaad rakhiye
ab agar aapne apne kaam ke liye irresponsibility dikhayi to mujhe strict action lena padega, this is my warning to you…. Better stay regular….
R: sir iss warning ki koi jarurat nahi hai, kyunki leave lene ke liye reason chahiye hota hai, jo shayad ab hoga nahi….. haina armaan.. (she skipped her hand in his, and looked him… armaan just smiled and nodded…. Where as dr. shashank was boiling with anger)
R: sir hum jaye??? (shashank didn’t reply, so they left)
Armaan entered in general ward, where as riddhima’s duty was in special ward, she was walking and thinking kaash mai unhe armaan ke baare mai sab kuch bata sakti, abhi to kitna kuch tha uske baare mai kehne ke liye, unhe realize karwane ke liye, challo agli baar hi sahi… par bataungi jarur…. She entered in special ward…. There she saw sister lovely, after greeting her she asked her something to do…… she nodded and left…
Two hours passed, armaan was free now for the next 15 minutes, he thought to talk to riddhima as from the last 2 hours he’d not seen her…. While passing through the corridor.. he heard his name calling out by anjali… he turned back….
A: yes doctor anjali, kahiye kya baat hai???? kis tarah aapki madad kar sakta hun???
An: (without replying to his question) too dr. armaan aap waapis aa gaye, mujhe to laga tha ab tumhari shakal yahan kabhi najar nahi aayegi…. (armaan smiled and shaked his head)
On the other side riddhima was going towards path lab for giving blood samples, but stopped in between when she saw armaan whose back was facing her, she was not able to see anjali…
R: (from back ) armaan kya hua??? (going close to him, armaan turned back)
A: hey beautiful…. (passed his million dollar smile)
R: hiii… (with a wide smile) yahan kya kar rahe ho??? (then looked anjali) ohh sorry dr. anjali maine aapko dekha nahi… (again turned her face to armaan) batao bhi yahan kyun khade ho???? Duty nahi karni kya????
A: are baba tumhari wait kar raha tha, 15 min ki break thi to socha ki tumse mil lun, kitni det ho gai tumse baat kiye hue…. Dekh to lun meri jaan theek hai ya nahi..(riddhima little blushed and start looking down)
A: par beech mai dr. anjali ne rok liya, inke mann mai koi duvidha chal rahi thi hume lekar to wo clear karna chahti thi…
R: to clear ho gai???
A: nahi ab jab tum aa hi gayi ho to tum hi clear kar do….dr. anjali ne ek question pucha tha, kya tha.. haan inhe laaga hum yaha se bhaag gaye hai hamesha ke liye, ab inhe kabhi apni shakal nahi dikhayenge…. Right dr. gupta…(anjali makes a face and turned to go….)
R: armaan (anjali stopped) hum hospital mai shakal dekhne ke liye nahi, patients ko theek karne ke liye aate hai aur waise bhi bhaagte wo hai jinhone kuch galat kiya ho, jinhe apni galti par pachtawa ho, to mujhe nahi lagta hamare paas bhagne ka koi reason hai, I mean bhagne ke liye galti bhi to kari honi chahiye na… tumhe kya lagta hai????
A: yeahh…. Dekha kitni jaldi answer de diya…. (he looked at anjali winningly) That’s why I love you so much… (riddhima smiled)
R: ohh shit mujhe samples lekar jaane the lab mai, mai tumse lunch break mai milti hun, yaad se cafeteria mai aa jaana, bilkul time par….
A: kyun aisa kya hona hai wahan par???
R: wo wahin par pata chal jayega…. By the way I luv you…. (he smiled and hold her face in his hands and kissed her on forehead…) byeeeee… (she ran and anjali from back redden with anger after seeing her that much happy, her eyes were expressing her happiness… armaan also left whistling out loudly that annoyed anjali more…)
In lunch break…. Riddhima was eagerly waiting for armaan outside the cafeteria, when he came, she tightly clasped her hands in his and goes inside the cafeteria where almost all the staff members along with wardboys and nurses was waiting….
A: ye kya hai riddhima???
R: ssshhhh, abhi clear ho jayega, bas tum mere saath hi rehna aise hi haath thame hue… (armaan little confused, but nodded)
S.lo: ohh ji kahiye riddhima ji, aapne sabko bulane ke liye kyun kaha tha ji…
R: (first looked at armaan who was still confused but asked her with eyes to speak, he’s with her, she smiled, now confident) actually mujhe aap sab se kuch baat karni thi,(all looked her questionably)
R: mujhe pata hai ki aap sab jaante hai ki mujhe dr. shashank ne adopt kiya tha, mai unki saggi beti nahi hun…(all started looking each other) directly sirf itna puchna chahti hun ki meri adoption ki baat jaan ne ke baad bhi kaun kaun mujhe abhi bhi apna manta hai aur kaun mujhe apne se alag kar chukka hai… ye maine aap sab se isliye pucha kyunki mai aap logon ke saath kaam karti hun, sanjeevani ek family ki tarah hai aur apni family members ki aankhon mai kuch aur or hotton pe kuch aur dekh kar ajeeb lagta hai… isliye
socha ki aapse clearly hi baat kar lun… hope aap meri help kareinge… to bataiye ki kisse sirf aur sirf mujhse matlab hai meri adoption se nahi... kaun mere saath hai….
S.lo: ohji riddhima ji bas itni si baat… aapne to hume dara hi diya tha… aur riddhima ji hume sirf aapse matlab hai, aap adopted hai ya kuch bhi wo aapka personal matter hai, hamare liye to aap hamesha wohi raheingi jo aap thi,
And all others also start saying hum aapke saath hai dr. riddhima ji aur aapki personal life ke baare mai kuch nahi jaan na chahte… Hearing all the answers riddhima start smiling, she was not able to believe on her ears… she thanked to all of them… then looked at armaan who was prasing her with eyes…
R: maine socha ek ek ko alag alag reply karne se acha sabse ek saath hi puch lun… theek kiya na maine armaan????
A: bahut bahut acha kiya, I’m really proud of you, jo tumne kiya usse karne ke liye bhi himmat chahiye hoti hai riddhima, apni sachai ko sabke samne accept karna is not at all easy, har kissi mai itne guts nahi hote….. well done… (she smiled ) challo ab saari problems solve ho gai….
R: itni jaldi kahan ho sakti hai problem solve…
A: kya matlab???
R: udhar dekho…. (she asked him to look forward)
A: ohh inhe to mai bhul hi gaya…… (looking at rohit and nikita who was still giving an angry look)
Starts with rohit, nikita standing in front of AR with their hands on their hips, giving them an angry look….
A: (both goes near them) dekho yaar..
Ro: mat keh hume yaar, tere muh se ye shabd acha nahi lagta… yaar ka matlab bhi pata hai tujhe???
A: meri baat to sun lo…
Ro: hume tumhari koi baat nahi sun ni, tumne dikha hi diya ki hum tumhare kitne ache dost hai…
A: are yaar riddhima…
Ni: riddhima ko na laa beech mai, baat sirf hum 3 ki hai…. (in angry tone)
A: kyun (masking a face) ye to partiality kar rahe ho tum, riddhima bhi beech mai aayegi.. wo tumhari achi dost hai to iska matlab ye nahi kit um uski galtiyon ko naajar andaaj kar do, ye kis maha...maha (little thinking)
R: (from back mumbles) maha granth…
A: haan maha granth mai likha hai ki agar galti 2 insaano ne ki ho to 1 ko baijat bari kiya jaata hai aur dusre ko saaja.. ye to nainsaafi hui…
R: (nikita was on the verge of speaking but) armaan jara idhar muh karke baat karo (he turned ) ab batana ki maine kya galti ki hai????
A: kyun tum bhi to mere saath kasaulli gai thi….
R: too.. nahi jaana chahiye tha…
A: to tum bhi to bata sakti thi inko hamare program ke baare mai….
R: mai uss waqt nahi bata sakti thi armaan…
A: kyun kyun tumhari jubaan par kya mehndi lagi thi..
R: mehndi haatho mai lagti hai jubaan par nahi…
A: baat palatne ki koshish mat karo…
R: ho mai baat palat rahi hun….(making a face which she normally makes whenever she
Has controversy with armaan)
A: yes you are trying to change the topic coz you know you are wrong..
Rohit, nikita start looking each other faces then to AR…
Ro: are yaar stop it…
A: rohit tu ruk abhi hum baat kar rahe hai… haan to tum kya keh rahi thi…
R: nikita 1 min yaar, isse to mai abhi seedha karti hun, samajhta kya hai aapne aap ko…
Everything turned into mess, everyone was shouting and no one was able to understand what the next person was speaking… atlast…
Ro, Ni: (almost shouts) shut up guys.. (AR stood as if they were two little kids in school standing in front of their teacher after doing mistakes)
Ni: chup ho jao dono, tamasha hi bana diya hai, ghar par bhi saath hote hona dono, ghar jaakar lad lena… abhi to iss armaan se hume bat karne do.. aur tum ya to chup chap yahan par khadi raho ya jaakar duty kar lo…(she turned to armaan, who got little scared)
A: par riddhima…
Ni: tum to chup hi raho, riddhima ko chod uski to tab condition theek nahi thi to wo kya batati hume, par tu, tujhe kya hua tha, ek baar bhonk ke nahi ja sakta tha ki tum log 1 hafte ke liye bahar ja rahe ho….
A: mai kutta thodi na hun jo bhonkunga, insaan hun…. (looking down)
Ni: haan ek aisa insaan jisse bolna nahi aata aaltu faaltu baaton ke alava…..
A: ab jab bol raha hun to sun nahi rahe…
Ro: ab bolne se kya hota hai, ab kya teri baaton ka aachar daalna hai??? jo tune karna tha wo to tu kar chukka….
A: aisa kya blunder kar diya maine, tab se chak chak laga rakhi hai, ek baar baat to clear karo ki hua kya hai….
Ni: humse kyun puch rahe ho, khud apne aap se pucho ki bataya kyun nahi apne program ke baare mai….
A: to bolne to do mujhe…. Clarification de raha hun na mai….
Ro: agar uss time bata kar challa jaata to clarification dene ki jarurat na padti…
A: are yaar 1 time par 1 hi bola karo yaar, confusion ho jaati hai..
Ni: sharam kar armaan, tujhe har waqt bas maajak hi sujhta rehta hai na, koi farak nahi padta na ki hum tujhse naraj hai, yehi lagta hai na tujhe ki naaraj hai to kya ho gaya, koi naaya dost mil jaayega, teri life mai doston ki kami thodi na hogi jo tujhe hamari naarajgi se farak padega…. Hum hi pagal hai jo tere aage peeche ghum rahe hai, jo tujhse sab clear karne aa gaye aur naarajgi dikhai ye sochke ki itna to hamara hak banta hai.. par jab dosti nahi to kaisa hak aur kaisi naarajgi…..(she turned)
A: (now serious) ek baar baat to sunlo…. Pleaseeee…(both turned back and looked him, armaan took a deep breathe) thankyou, hamara program all of a sudden bana tha yaar, time hi nahi mila batane ka, tumhe to pata hi hai ki kya condition thi unn dino, pehle hi bahut pareshan the aur uss din tumhe bhi sachai pata chal gai to face karne ki himmat nahi hui,
riddhima ki haalat waise hi theek nahi thi aur uppar se tumhe samjhana…. To isliye tumhe bina bataye hi challe gaye…. Uss din sach mai itna dimag nahi chal raha tha ki kya karna chahiye kya nahi… sirf riddhima ko yahan se dur le jaana chahta tha… tumhara khayal aaya ki tumhe bata dun, par phir socha pata nahi kya reaction hoga tumhara, tum baat karne mai interested bhi honge ya nahi… isliye…
Ni: bahut hi bekaar reason tha jo marji keh lo…. Apne aap khud hi soch lo, apne aap hi conclusion nikal lo, bas sab kuch apne aap karlo, kehne ko hum dost hai aur dosti aise nibhate hote hai kya??? doston ki opinion lena jaruri nahi hota????
Ro: aur sochne waali baat hai ki tum hume kya samjhate, ye ki usse adopt kaise kiya?? To seriously hum wo jaan ne mai interested nahi the, riddhima adopted hai isme uski kya galti hai aur burai bhi kya hai… sabse badi baat uss baat ka hamari dosti se kya rishta tha.. bass uthe aur challe gaye, ek baar batana bhi jaruri nahi samjha…
Ni: ek baar socha bhi ki hum kitne pareshan honge yahan par, uppar se maharaj ji ne apna cell switch off kar diya… hum pagalo ki tarah yahan se tumhara number try karte reh gaye, kabhi tumhare ghar jaate ki kya pata tum mil jao….. ya tumhare baare mai kuch pata chal jaaye par nahi, itne ache se bhaage the tum log jaise koi chor chori karke bhaagta hai apni saari nishaniya mitta kar, taaki koi uss tak na pahunch jaaye… by the way cell kyun off kiya tha???
A: wo roaming pad rahi thi isliye new number le liya tha….
Ro: to agar ek phone karke bata deta to tera kuch challa jaata kya, itni bhi kya kanjusi ki 1 min ke liye call na kar saka, paise bachane the to miss bell de deta hum back call kar lete…
A: ho gaya na, ab aur kitna sunaoge, ek chup hota nahi ki dusra shuru ho jaata hai…
Ni: galti ki hai to sun na to padega hi, nahi bhagna tha bataye bina…
A: acha challo sorry… aage se aisa kabhi nahi hoga I promise….(rohit, nikita still giving attitude) ab agar tum log mujhe murga ban ne ke liye kahoge.. (taking a pause) to bhul jao.. mai murga nahi banuga… (Ro, ni gave him the look as if saying hume hassi nahi aayi) sorry yaar kaha na aage se aisa nahi hoga, dekho maine kaan bhi pakad liye, ab to maan jao… (saying like a baby)
Atlast after so many trials armaan was succeeded,
Ro: acha challo ab itna keh hi rahe ho to tum par taras khakar tumhe maaf kar deta hai,
Ni:par agar kabhi future mai aisa phir hua to bache ya to pankhe se ulta taang denge… ya 4th floor se tujhe Dhaka de denge…
A: yaar pankhe waala idea to sahi hai par dhakka dene se pehle tumhe riddhima se permission leni padegi, kahin aisa na ho dhakka mujhe do aur suffer tum dono ko karna pade, to jara soch samajhkar huh… (all start laughing, then hugged each other,)
Atlast everything was settled now, they spent some more time, AR told them about their kasaulli trip meeting their old friends, their misunderstandings, riddhima’s ice cream, Ro,Ni were laughing like hell, at the end they said we missed you much, please phir kabhi aise na karna… armaan promised them follwed by riddhima then they left for their duties…)
Around 11:30 they got free from their duties as from today they were asked to do overtime as per dr shashank notice, they were fully tired, it’s quiet hectic yet a pretty day, they were back to home… sitting on dinning table having dinner, while eating don’t know when riddhima was dead to the world, armaan tried to wake her but she didn’t respond, atlast he lift her and went towards room, settled her on bed, then changed his clothes and he too fell on bed, switched off the lights… and fast asleep…
Their alarm start ringing, riddhima took out her hand from blanket and switched off the alarm… opened her eyes slightly, then wondered how she came in her room, then turned towards armaan who was still sleeping and his arm was around her… a smiled played on her lips, she turned to him fully and put her arm round his waist and placed her face on his face, again closing her eyes as still she was in dreams though not fully, her hair scattred making a curtain around their faces…. Armaan felt little heat on his cheeks and opened his eyes slightly…. Then smiled again closed his eyes but embraced riddhima tightly, that much tight that even air could not paas from between….
A: (with closed eyes, instead of saying good morning) I love you riddhima….
R: love you too… (in dreams, again opening her eyes and little getting up)ek baat kahun???
R: jis tarah se tum mujhe pakadte ho, dekhna ek din tumhe cheer kar tumhare andar hi ghuss jaungi…. Itna tight pakadte ho saans lena bhi mushkil ho jaata hai… par…
R: par…. Par kuch nahi…(she lightly blushed, again closed her eyes)
A: jab tak bologi nahi chodunga nahi, ab sochlo aise hi rehna chahti ho din bhar…. Waise mujhe koi problem nahi hai par tum soch lo ek baar…
R: armaan let me go…
A: aur sab baad mai pehle par ke aage continue karo.. par what???
R: par secured bhi bahut lagta hai… khush, ab chodo mujhe…
A: abhi baat kahan complete hui hai, abhi to tumne aadhi baat batai hai, puri karo… (he looked her with his killing eyes, now how could she hide her feelings from him, she lost)
R: aur apne ladki hone par garv hota hai, lagta hai jaise inhi baahon mai bikharne ke liye bani thi, itna sukoon milta hai, saari duniya mai jaisa kahi na ho, mann karta hai hamesha aise hi rahun….(she stopped, still looking in his eyes)
armaan more tightened his grip, riddhima lightly mumbled aahhhh… then bent down and placed her head near his neck…. Her hair covered armaan’s face, armaan slightly tilt his neck and kissed on her temple… riddhima moved her arm round his neck…. They Remained like this for sometime, then got up from bed realizing that it’s late…. When riddhima turned towards bathroom, armaan hold her from both of her arms and again pulled her back, then planted a kiss on her neck shoulder joint, she shivered and closed her eyes, he again engulfed in his arms from back and start swinging left and right
A: tumhe pata hai kal 7th may hai… (kissed on her shoulder)
R: too…. Kuch hai kya kal??? (act as if she forgot)
A: (making a face) kyun tumhe nahi pata, kya hai??
R: nahi armaan mujhe nahi pata….(armaan left her) tumhi bata do kya hai???
A: sorry mai nahi bataunga 7th may ki raat 12 baje tak, jaise hi 12 bajenge bata dunga…(little making a face he left, riddhima also turned towards bathroom)
Both of them got ready for sanjeevani, and sharp at 9 they were standing for briefing
Session in front of dr. keerti… after giving duties she left, riddhima was talking to nikita when one ward boy came and gave one letter to armaan, first armaan didn’t understand but then remembering about his secret admirer he understood that who’s sent this letter to him, he looked riddhima with horror… but she was busy talking to nikita.. he quickly hides that letter in his pocket…. When….
R: (from back) armaan kya hua, wahan akele kyun khade ho??? Aur ye tumhari shakal ke 12 kyun baje hue hai
Both of them got ready for sanjeevani, and sharp at 9 they were standing for briefing
Session in front of dr. keerti… after giving duties she left, riddhima was talking to nikita when one ward boy came and gave one letter to armaan, first armaan didn’t understand but then remembering about his secret admirer he understood that who’s sent this letter to him, he looked riddhima with horror… but she was busy talking to nikita.. he quickly hides that letter in his pocket…. When….
R: (from back) armaan kya hua, wahan akele kyun khade ho??? Aur ye tumhari shakal ke 12 kyun baje hue hai????
A: ( jaise kissi ne uski chori pakad li ho) kuu.. kuch nahi… wo bas waise hi patient ke baare mai soch raha tha.. anyways challo.. warna hittler maar dalegi….
R: waise tumhari shakal se lag nahi raha ki tumhe kuch nahi hua, par agar tum keh rahe ho to…. Ab baad mai milti hun tumse…. Okkk byee… (armaan little smiled and said byeee)
As soon as she left, he took out the letter and start reading…
Mere jaan se pyare armaan….
Kitne dino baad tumhara chehra dikha, ek baar bata kar jaate ki kahan jaa rahe ho, meri to jaan hi sukh gai thi, har roj tumhara intejar karti ki shayad aaj tum dikh jao, aur atlast kal tumhara deedar ho hi gaya…. Bahut khush lag rahe the, aise hi khush raha karo bahut ache lagte ho…..
Bas yehi kehna chahte the ki kabhi phi raise bina bataye gayab na ho jaana, hamari jaan nikal jaati hai…. aapse bepanah pyar jo karte hai…. bas intejar hai uss pal ka jab aap hamare pyar ko sawikaar kar lenge….
THODA SA PYAR HUA HAI, THODA HAI BAAKI…
HUM TO DIL DE HI CHUKKE, BAS TERI HAAN HAI BAAKI…
Dekhiyega kahi aapki haan ke intejar mai hamari jaan na nikal jaaye….
Armaan was little scared after reading the letter, he quickly torn that letter in 2 pieces and throw it in dustbin and thinking agar isse meri pal pal ki khabar rehti hai to ise kya pata nahi ki mai riddhima se kitna pyar karta hun, phir bhi paglo ki tarah letters bhejti rehti hai, uska to pata nahi par mera sukun jaroor cheen gaya hai, pata nahi kaun pagal hai, agar riddhima ko pata chal gaya to…. Mujhe kuch na kuch to karna padega iska… (He left for I.C.U thinking all this )
after two hours, he again received one note…on which following lines were written..
KAUNSA MOD AAYA JINDAGI KE SAFFAR MAI,
BAS GAYA TU HI TU AB TO MERI NAAJAR MAI,
DIL KI HAR EK DHADKAN TUJHKO PEHCHANTI HAI,
MERI SAASEIN BHI AB TO TUJHKO HI MANGTI HAI….
MAI TUJHE PYAR KARUN, TUJHPE JAAN NISSAR KARUN
BAS YE TAMANNA HAI BAAKI…..
Mixture of emotions can be seen on armaan’s face, emotions of little anger, little horror, little irritation… he doesn’t have problem with letters but the main problem is riddhima… (he felt someone is waving hands in front of his eyes, he came in present and was shocked to see riddhima in front of him)
R: kya hai armaan, kab se bula rahi hun kahan ghum ho, aur ye kya hai??? (pointing at letter)
A: kuch nahi.. (quickly rolled that paper and fling it in dustbin) tumhare matlab ka nahi hai….
R: are ye kya kiya.. usse
A: (without letting her complete) uski sahi jagah tak pahuncha diya…. Acha tum isse chodo, batao tum yahan kaise aayi???
R: paeron se…(she smiled) mujhe laga itna to tumhe pata hi hoga…
A: hee hee hee very funny…. Hassun mai…
R: tumhara muh hai jo marji karo… (she again smiled, armaan looked her irritatedly) tumhe pata hai tumhara ye chehra dekh kar bada maaja aata hai… kitne sundar lagte ho tum aise……. Aur khud par proud bhi feel hota hai.. tumhare face par irritation dekhkar.. after all armaan malik ko irritate karna is not at all an easy job…. (armaan gave her THE look)
R: anyways tum pichle 2 ghanto se milne nahi aaye, to socha iss baar for a change mai chalti hun, free bhi thi aur bore bhi ho rahi thi…
A: ohh to aapke kehne ka matlab hai aap hume miss kar rahe the….
R: nahi mere kehne ka ye matlab hai ki mai free hun, mujhe bhuk bhi lag rahi hai, mere saath canteen challo… (he smiled and shaked his head thinking ki wo directly bol kyun nahi deti agar mujhe miss kar rahi hai to, uff ye ladkiyon ko samajhna impossible hai…. then said challo….)
Then they had coffee and sanwitches, while again that wardboy came searching for armaan, armaan mumbled ab to gaya mai, that wardboy stopped next to armaan...
W.B: dr. armaan ye aapke liye (giving him rose and one note)(he left after handling him and armaan start sweating….)
R: ye kisne bheja hai armaan… (looked him questionably)
Jis cheez se wo darr raha tha aakhir wohi hua, ab kya jawab dega usse… he came in present when he heard pager tone… riddhima was still looking at the letter that was in armaan’s hand
A: (little relaxed) riddhima tumhara pager baj raha hai..
R: armaan par ye.. (looking at letter)
A: are baad mai dekh lena, filhaal abhi to jao, nahi to gabbar aa jayegi aur dono ka kuchumber nikal degi… jaoo.. gud..
R: okk par batana jarur ki kya hai isme…
A: okkk jaan, ab jao… (she turned) acha suno… (she stopped, armaan lightly scratched his forehead) I luv you….
R: (smiled) I luv u too… (and she ran)
Armaan kept on looking her till she was vanished from his eyes, and his smile changed into anger when he saw letter.. he again settled on chair and ordered coffee…. After thinking so much, he came to the conclusion that today he’ll tell everything to her, whatever be the result…. He stood up with strong decision and goes in general ward and called riddhima….
R: kya hua armaan???
A: mujhe tumse kuch baat karni hai….
R: haaan bolo.. (very lovingly)
A: yahan nahi… fire escape mai…
R: par abhi to aana mushkil hai, 2-3 patients ka check up baaki hai…
A: please riddhima mujhe abhi baat karni hai, abhi nahi ki to kabhi nahi kar paunga…
R: aisi kya baat hai???
A: tum challo to sahi… (he pulled her in fire escape, then closed the door behind and settled down on stairs… armaan put his head in her lap..)
R: (caressing his hair) ab bolo kya baat hai???
A: pehle waada karo ki mujhe daantogi nahi aur na hi naaraj hoyogi…
R: batao to sahi ki hua kya hai???
A: pehle waada.. (he forwarded his hand)
R: agar tumne yuhi paheliyan bhujani hai to mujhe jaane do… (she tried to get up..)
A: acha… ( holds her) mai batata hun… wo actually and he narrated all the story to her…. then looked her for the first time with a slight fear in his heart, he tried to read her expressions…. First riddhima didn’t utter a word then..
A: kuch to bolo…
R: kya bollun, tumne bolne ke liye kahan kuch choda hai….(with a sad expression)
A: riddhimaa ab isme meri kya galti hai, wo ladki hi mujhe aise aise letters bhejti hai, mai kya kar sakta hun???
R: jarur tum iss ladki ko jaante honge, nahi to wo pagal thodi na hai jo tumhe letters bhejegi, bas tum mujhe batana nahi chahte, haina……(her expression all of a sudden changed in to anger)
A: riddhima tum pagal ho kya, mai tumse kyun kuch chupaunga, mai seriously isse nahi jaanta….
R: jhoot na bolo (in anger) mujhe pata hai ki tum iss ladki ko jaante ho…
A: mai nahi jaanta riddhima…I swear…. Don’t you trust me????
R: jab tak tum mujhe iss ladki ke baare mai nahi bataoge tab tak tumse baat nahi karungi…(saying this she left, and shut the door behind in anger…. Leaving him totally shocked, he pinched himself lightly to know if he’s not seeing a dream, but that was reality….)
A: (mumbled to himself) ye riddhima ko kya hua, rohit theek kehta tha… pata nahi kyun mujhe satyawaadi harishchandra ban ne ka bhoot sawaar hua, pagal tha mai jo socha ki wo samajh legi…. Ab dekh problem ho gai, isse kehte hai apne pare par khud kulhaadi maarna aur kal to…. Ab kya karun??? Kaise yakeen dilwaun usse ki mai jhoot nahi keh raha…..ek jhamela khatam hota nahi, dusra pehle aake khada ho jaata hai…. jab bhi sab kuch acha acha karne ki sochta hun sab bigad jaata hai…..
His pager start ringing, he didn’t want to go but it’s emergency case, so he left
Without knowing the fact that one image was following him, as soon as he left, that image mumbled to herself aage aage dekhte jao kya hota hai armaan ji… hum aapse bahut pyar karte hai….. itna ki aapko bata bhi nahi sakte,aapko iss baat ka yakeen jarur dilwaane ki koshish karenge….
Armaan tried to talk to riddhima several times but remained unsuccessful, in car also she remained silent throughout… armaan parked car, riddhima without waiting for him entered in house and after washing her hands settled on dining table for dinner…
A: riddhimaaa…. Aise kyun behave kar rahi ho??
R: armaan please khana kha lo chup chap, mai kuch baat nahi karna chahti…. (saying this she served him and then started eating…)
And then she changed her clothes and settled on bed with her back towards him, armaan took a deep breathe then switched off the lights mumbling aaj ke din hi hona tha ye sab kuch……
Around 12 o’clock at night, someone rang their doorbell… riddhima was totally lost in dreams so she didn’t respond, but on second bell armaan got up thinking itni raat ko kaun aaya hai, he somehow goes down and opened door but no one was standing….
Armaan felt little strange, he was on the verge of closing door when found one beautiful basket full of flowers with a note lying on ground…. He unbelievingly picked that basket and locked the door…….
Read that note, it was again from her secret admirer… armaan in anger tore that note in pieces mumbling apne aap to chain se rehti nahi aur meri bhi raaton ki neend udda rakhi hai….. he goes up and saw riddhima sleeping peacefully, as soon as he settled on bed riddhima turned and put her arms round his tummy and placed her face on his shoulder…
R: armaan kahan challe gaye the??
Armaan looked her and realized that she’s not conscious, he just kissed on her forehead and mumbled in her ears kahi nahi, tumhare pass hi hun hamesha ke liye…. She lightly smiled, armaan again kissed her and finally switched off the lights…
Next morning….. (7th may)
Armaan opened his eyes with excitement, and immediately got up from bed, looking for riddhima he goes down, she was standing near sofa, holding bunch of flowers, smile played on his lips thinking mujhe pata tha ki tum mujhse jayda der naaraj nahi reh sakti… he goes near her, tried to hug her but she little moved back and looked him angrily…
A: riddhima kya hua??? Subah subah itne gusse mai??? (riddhima gave him that flowers
on which it was written apni deewani ki taraf se ye 1 chotti si bhent sawikar karein….)
R: ab bhi yehi kahoge kit um isse nahi jaante???
A: riddhima tum mujhpar yakin kyun nahi kar rahi ho, mai seriously iss ladki ko nahi jaanta
R: phir usse iss ghar ka address kaise pata challa???
A: (tried to remain calm) riddhima atleast aaj to aisi baatein na karo…
R: (cutting him) kyun na karun?? ( a bit louder) ek to khud galti karo uppar se mujhe tumse puchne ka hak bhi nahi hai…
A: riddhima tum kyun itni chotti si baat ka issue bana rahi ho????
R: ye chotti si baat hai armaan???
A: haan riddhima… ab mai kya kar sakta hun agar mujhe koi notes bhej raha hai?? isme meri kya galti hai, mujhse kyun naaraj ho rahi ho???
R: you know what armaan I dunno want to talk to you… (saying this she left)
Armaan mumbled usse aaj yaad bhi nahi hai ki aaj kya hai, kaash aaj to na ladti mujhse.. his all excitement vanished…..
They reached sanjeevani not talking to each other, dr. keerti gave the duties, today armaan’s duty was very less, around 10 o’clock he got free and goes in canteen, ordered coffee…. His mood was off…. After few minutes rohit joined him….
Ro: (sitting next to him) kya hua aise muh kyun latka ke baitha hai????
A: kuch nahi bas waise hi…
Ro: are bata bhi kya hua???? (in between one ward boy came and gave one letter to armaan)
A: ye hua??? (pointing to letter) jeena mushkil kar rakha hai, riddhima se bhi ladai ho gai iske kaaran, pata nahi kyun usse bataya, usse lagta hai isme mera hi kasoor hai, kuch baat bhi sun n eke liye taiyar nahi hoti…..
Ro: saari ladkiyan hoti hi aisi hai, khaer tu tension na le sab theek ho jayega….
A: are kya khaak theek hoga, ye ladki peecha chode tab na…
Ro: par dekh to letter mai kya likha hai??
A: mujhe nahi padna… (on the verge of tearing that letter)
Ro: abe ek baar pad to le, phir phad diyo, 2 minute baad phad dega to kya ho jayega, kaunsa riddhima ko pata chal raha hai ki tu inn letters ko bina pade phad deta hai….
Atlast armaan opened the note on which it’s written….
Mere pyare armaan…
Bahut hua lukka chuppi ka khel, agar mujhse milna chahte ho to theek 11:30 baje mujhe green valley park mai milna, mai tumhara intejar karungi tumhari raah mai palkein bichaye hue…. Aaiyega jarur….
Tumhari prem deewani
Rohit also read that letter…
A: mai kabhi bhi wahan nahi jaunga… iss ladki ko pata chal jayega ki mujhe isske letters se koi farak nahi padta….
Ro: tu pagal hai armaan… mujhe lagta hai tujhe wahan jaana chahiye, aise mauke baar baar nahi milte, aaj tere pass bahut acha mauka hai usse pakadne ka, atleast pata to challe ki kaun pareshan kar raha hai???
A: (thinks a bit) haan waise tu sahi to keh raha hai, par riddhima???
Ro: are aaj to wo saara din busy hai, remember wo delivery case handle kar rahi hai, to wo to aaj free ho nahi sakti….
A: aur mujhe bhi jayda duties nahi milli…. great… to mai phir aaj iss ladki ka chakkar hi khatam kar deta hun, isski wajah se meri aur riddhima ki ladai ho gai, mera aaj ka din bhi spoil kar diya… (he stood up with determination and mumbled wait karna meri, mai aa raha hun ms secret…….. aaj tum nahi bachogi….)
Ro: gud gud…. Chal phir tu ja intejar kis baat ka???
A: tu kyun itna excited ho raha hai??
Ro: coz mai bhi jaan na chahta hun ki kaun hai ye jo tujhse itna pyar karti hai…
A: pyar huh.. (he laughed fakely) pshycho hai… chal abhi jaata hun, agar piche se kuch problem hui to call kar diyo….(saying this he goes near reception…… and from back rohit showed his thumb to nikita who was hiding behind the pillar, as if saying kaam ho gaya, ab hume bhi challna chahiye.. they both laughed mysteriously and nikita said thanks to rohit….)
A: pyar huh.. (he laughed fakely) pshycho hai… chal abhi jaata hun, agar piche se kuch problem hui to call kar diyo….(saying this he goes near reception……)
As soon as he did sign on register, he found one card, on it’s envelope it’s written janaab thoda muskuraiye, aapki muskaan par koi dilo jaan se fida hai… armaan makes a face… then took his car keys and goes out….
Opened his car and settled on seat, again found one red rose with a note…
Janaab apni deewani se milne ja rahe ho, thodi si to chehre pe khushi laiye…. I promise you aaj ka din aapke yaadgar dino mai se ek hoga… ab aap isse hi padte rahenge ya gaadi bhi start karenge….challiye jaldi aaiye… humse aur intejar nahi ho raha…….
Armaan looked here and there, thinking may be she’s around him that’s why she knew about his every reaction, but didn’t find anyone, he start driving and with in 15 minutes he was in front of park… and surprised to found no one around (common people), anyways he moved towards gate and stopped to see some children standing in his way holding flowers and wearing different color caps…
armaan mumbles ho na ho jarur kissi pagal khaane se bhagi hui hai… he again looked at children, this time little confused coz they were standing in a very specific order as though making something or want to convey something…. Armaan wants to cross them but stopped out of curiosity, he wants to know why they’re standing like this… like there were 6-7 steps and the children were standing heightwise, some on 1st,some on 2nd.. and so on till last step……. Armaan again stepped back from 1st stair and looked them confusingly… they’re standing like……
* * * * * (5th step)
* * * * * * (4th step)
* * * * * * * * (3rd step)
* * * * * * * * (2nd step)
* * * * * * (1st step)
somehow armaan concluded that they’re making 3 alphabets i.e HBA par ye hba ka matlab kya hai, kal raat se pata nahi kitni baar pad chukka tha hba, eeeeeeeee ye ladki mujhe pagal kar degi….. (irritatedly hold his head)
then paced up, as soon as he reached on last step, he at once forgot to blink his eyes…then came in present and shaked his head mumbled armaan ye kya kar raha hai, tu yaha uss ladki se picha chudwane aaya hai, naaki uske arrangements dekhkar kho jaane ke liye…
his mind saying: par yaar jo marji keh le bahut achi decoration kar rakhi hai wo bhi sirf tere liye….
He again shook his head ye mai kya soch raha hun, decoration se bhi koi impress hota hai bhalla, aur isme kaunsi badi baat hai koi bhi kar le ye to…. Par the question is that ki isse kaise pata challa ki mujhe comics pasand hai….. then again mumbled chal chod na kyun dimag challa raha hai jo kaam karne aaya hai kar aur kalti maar yahan se…..
Par he was little confused that why she did all the arrangements, she just want to meet him then why these arrangements, then again thinking mai kyun itna pareshan ho raha hun…
After the stairs one bridge kind path follows from which one single person can pass at one time followed by park… and from last stair you can get the over view of whole park… the whole bridge was decorated with comics, that too stylishly, as soon as armaan took one step forward i.e first step on bridge…. There was rain of multicolored and sparkled snowball, mixed with trimmers and stars, looking very graceful, armaan was again surprised, sometime looking above, sometime down wondering from where it’s falling.. all his way filled with sparkles …. And it continued till he reached at the second end of bridge, as soon as he stepped on ground, in sand it’s written followed by candles(*)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*jab jab aapke kadam hamari aur badhenge, *
* ap apni jindagi ko Aise hi jagmagata hua * payenge,
* chuu nahi sakta aapki jindagi ko koi bhi * andhera,*
* beshak roshni karne ke liye hum apne haatho* ko jalayenge *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
armaan for the first time felt little curious, pata to challe kaun hai ye, pata nahi kyun aisa lagta hai jaise bahut ache se jaanti hai mujhe, meri pasand, napasand sab pata hai…. lets see……
Right after this, his mystery gal had made a path whose boundary was defined by bucket of flowers that was placed on ground with little gaps and in between the boundary, whole path was covered with hand prints without gap as if some one had pressed his/her hands tightly on ground, that marks were till that point where his mystery gal was actually waiting for him….
He start moving forward, and was stunned… how could she love him that much, his mind kept on saying…Don’t know why par armaan ki himmat nahi hui unn haatho ke nishano par apne shoes rakhne ki, he opened his shoes, may be due to respect or may be coz he doesn’t want to insult her feelings….
his anger vanished, he decided to talk with her calmly and request her not to irritate him in future by sending these kind of notes….
he stopped in front of one sweet and eyecatchy place, that was like 4 pillar were arranged at 4 corners, making a square and from all the sides covered with curtains of pearls that were waving due to wind, producing a very sweet sound that was directly going to heart… and in between one girl was standing, obviously waiting for armaan, armaan couldn’t see her face as her back was facing…. She was wearing red top with white long skirt…..
Armaan slightly moved forward and entered in, that girl without looking said….
Hume pata tha aap yaha jarur aayenge, hamara pyar aapko yahan kheench ke le hi aayega…. Par aapne apne shoes kyun uttare, humne to aapki raahon mai apne haath bichaye taaki aapki jindagi hamesha phulon si khili rahe, aur agar kabhi koi kaanta aa bhi jaaye to uska dard aapko nahi hume ho…. taaki Jab jab koi bhi kaanta aaye hum haath rakhe aur aap unn par chalte jaayen…..
Armaan was first shocked that how she came to know about his shoes, but then ignoring her words…
A: (very sweetly and peacefully)aakhir aap kaun hai aur mujhse chahti kya hai?? kyun mujhe itna pareshan karti hai??
G: (smiled) har baar to batati hun ki aapki deewani hun, aisi deewani jisse aapke siwa kuch aur naajar hi nahi aata, aisi deewani jiska mann karta hai ki wo aapke liye kuch aisa kar gujre jaisa aaj tak kissi ne kissi ke liye na kiya ho, par samajh nahi aata ki aisa kya karun…. Kitna pyar karti hun kaise dikhaun mai….
A: dekhiye aap jo bhi hai please mujhe iss tarah pareshan karna band kijiye, mai riddhima ke alava kissi aur se na pyar karta tha na karta hun na kar sakunga..
G: aur hum bhi yehi kehna chahte hai ki hum sirf aapse pyar karte the, hai aur rahenge… jab se pyar ka matlab jaana hai tab se sirf aapko uss matlab mai paaya hai…aapke alava mai kissi aur ke baare mai soch nahi sakti….
A: to wo aapki problem hai, mujhe aapki baaton se koi effect nahi padta… aapne jo karna hai karti rahiye par please mujhe pareshan karna band karo…. Aapki wajah se meri aur riddhima ki bhi ladai ho gai, mai aur koi problem nahi chahta, so please kindly leave us alone….
G: meri jab tak saansein challegi tab tak aapka picha karna nahi chod sakti… aap to meri manjil hai, aur apni manjil ko bhala koi kaise chod sakta hai and about riddhima to usne aapse ladai ki kyunki usse aap par vishwas nahi hai..
A: (cutting her in between, and little loudly) riddhima ke baare mai bolne ka hak aapko kisne diya, she’s mine aur uske baare mai kissi ko bolne ka koi hak nahi hai… better mind your own business….
G: (turned towards him, hiding her face with burka) oops so sorry, mera aapko gussa dilwaane ka koi iraada nahi tha, bas jo laga wo bol diya…
A: mujhe aapki baatein sun ne mai koi interest nahi hai, just request karne aaya tha ki ho sake to mujhe pareshan karna band kijiye…
G: aur jo aap dusro ko pareshan karte firte hai wo?? (armaan felt as if he knew this voice, he tried to look her face but she turned back)
G: (as if trying to handle situation) matlab aap khud se hi puchiye…. Aapke kaaran hum kitna pareshan rehte hai, sochte hai ki kab aap hamara pyar accept karenge, kab apnayenge hume…. Bataiye iss se badi pareshani koi ho sakti hai???
A: (again irritated) aapko ek baar samjhane se samajh nahi aata kya, kaha na ki mai riddhima…
G: (cutting him) oh ho kya riddhima riddhima laga rakha hai, wo to tumse aaj ke din bhi ladke baith gai, kitna special din hai aaj tumhare liye, agar tumse pyar karti hoti to tumse kabhi na ladti…
A: haan shayad jayda hi pyar karti hai, tabhi bardash nahi kar payi tumhari letters ko… (girl hits her head…)
G: aapko pata hai ki aap duniya ke sabse bade budhu insaan hai…. jise kuch samajh nahi aata…
A: (first try to understand the meaning of her words, but then ignoring it) mujhe aapki bematlab ki baaton mai koi interest nahi hai, maine jo kehna tha keh diya, agar aap mujhe pareshan karna band kar degi to bahut aabhari rahunga aapka….
G: nahi pareshan karungi bilkul bhi pehle waada kijiye ki aap mujhe hamesha pyar karenge… (saying this she goes near him and put her head on his shoulder)
A: (moved forward) tum pagal ho gai hai kya???
G: ji aapke pyar mai…..
A: mera kaam ho gaya, ab mujhe chalna chahiye…(he turned)
G: abhi to aapka kaam shuru bhi nahi hua aur aap chalne ki baat kar rahein hai… jaan na
nahi chahenge ki mai kaun hun, kaisi dikhti hun…
A: jaan na chahta tha, par ab nahi, socha chehra dekh ke karunga bhi kya…
G: mai to suggest karungi ki aap ek baar chehra dekh lijiye, kya pata aap apni basket ko bhul hi jao…
A: basket ko bhulna.. (he laughed) majak kar rahi..(then stopped, getting something)
G: kya hua??? Ruk kyun gaye???
Armaan turned back and looked that girl deeply, she got little nervous and immediately turned back…
A: tumhe kaise pata riddhima ko mai basket kehta hun???
G: ( thinking acha tum itne samajhdaar ho ki cross questioning kar sako, anyways again tried to mislead him) ohh wo, ab tumhe itne ache se jaanti hun to ye bhi to pata hi hoga ki tum kisse kya kehte ho… (armaan thought ki point to hai iski baat mai, jab itna kuch jaanti hai mere baare mai to ye bhi jaanti ho hogi….. he again turned to go….. )
Where as girl from the other side shaked her head and smiled, she hold his hand…
G: kaha ja rahe ho??? (in her original voice)
A: (from back) leave my hand…
G: ji nahi tum mujhe cake khilaye bina nahi jaa sakte….
A: (again ignoring her wordings and in angry tone) maine kaha mera haath chodo, mujhe hospital jaana hai, riddhima meri wait kar rahi hogi….
G: aisa kaise ho sakta hai??
A: ji haan wo mera intejaar kar rahi hogi…
G: wohi to, wo tumhara intejar kar rahi hai.. aur tum phir usse chod ke ja rahe ho…
A: (not hearing her)maine kaha mera haath chodo, riddhima hospital mai…
G: (cutting him) riddhma hospital mai nahi hai, kyunki wo tumhare saamne khadi hai…(little loudly)
A: mujhe jaane do, uski surgery bhi khatam hone waali hogi… (this time riddhima removed burka from her face and again pulled his hand tightly, so that he could see her face….) maine kaha… (he stopped, his mouth remained opened with shocked look)
A: riddhima tum????
R: acha tumhe lagta hai ki mai riddhima hun, usse to hospital mai hona chahiye tha…tumhe galat fehmi hui hai mai riddhima nahi hun, uski duplicate hun….
A: riddhima.. (still in shock)
R: kab se chilla rahi thi tab to sunai nahi diya, jaane do, jaane do ki rat lagaye hue the, jaise tumhe iske alava kuch aur bolna na aata ho…
A: just stop it riddhima… (riddhima stopped) to ye kya sab tum..
R: (cutting him) ji haan mai hi aapki secret admirer hun, aur batao kaun tumhe itna pyar kar sakta hai, bolo bolo… koi hai iss duniya mai???
A: (cuming in senses) pyar ya pareshan… oh my god 3 mahine se tum mere piche padi ho haath dhoke….
R: nahi armaan, jaruri nahi hai hamesha haath dhoti thi, kabhi kabhi bina haath dhoye bhi tumhe letter likh deti thi…
A: it’s not funny riddhima, pata hai mai kitna pareshan tha… (little louder)
R: ohh calm down, kyun blood pressure bhada rahe ho apna, maana ma doctor hun, par aapne saath medicines lekar nahi ghumti…
A: riddhima tum na….
R: haan bolo mai na, mai na……..
A: riddhima tum bahut bu…
VO: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARMAAN…. (armaan stopped…)
Okk that’s it for today…
Soo aleena no worries dear, secret admirer to khud riddhima hi thi, to AR ki ladai to ho hi nahi sakti……
Coming up: celebrations of armaan b’day and some touching words from riddhima to armaan……
Will meet you next week
Lots of luv
Labels: Kya Pyar Aisa Bhi Ho Sakta Hai
Thursday, February 19
Guys... thanks for your comments and support. I've decided that I'll keep writing the story as it is. Hope you'll all like it.
Sorry yaar if I've hurt you in any which way! Please don't stop commenting! Sorry again!
Thanks. See... I'm continuing the FF
Thanks... you've always commented on my episodes. Thanks... keep reading, keep commenting!
Thanks 2 u 2. I'm gonna continue this FF. Keep enjoying. Love you. And yeah... you called me Ayu! Only Adi used to call me Ayu Baby... but now u 2! I love this name!
Thanks... and rest assured I'm not ending this epi. At least not yet!
Thanks... aur Jab AR honge... unka pyar hoga... to thodi gadbad to hogi hi na... and Karan ka main kuch nahi kar sakti... jo karega wo humara Ammy hi karega!
Thanks... and see... Friday aa gaya! Ab soho ki next Friday kab aayega!
Thanks a lot yaar! Thanks for the compliment. You wanna know how I manage these things? The answer is... I close my eyes and all the scenes come to my mind as if I'm seeing a film. Just try it... OK? Close ur eyes, concentrate on only and only AR... you too will know the secret.
Thanks... love u 2 yaar! Can't post on any other day except Friday! Modji gussa ho jaayenge!
Thanks... I too want AR to spread their love everywhere. Their romance is my weakness... but still... read and enjoy the story. And Armaan ko jaldi theek karne ki koshish kar rahi hoon...
Thanks... aur na baba na... ab to MKRM ko band karne ke baare me sochungi bhi nahi! Thanks for answering my questions. Keep on wid ur predictions.
Thanks... You are another one who has invented a name for me... lovly... it's a lovely name.
Love you Armaan,
Love you Armaan... sorry... Karan ki deewaani Mithila
Thanks... lekin itna chhota sa comment? Not fair! Is baar bada sa comment karna! Aur tum sab ek hi din me saare episodes kyun padh lete ho? Ek ek karke padha karo yaar! Aur yaar... ek baar tum bhi Mohit se sorry kar do. Shaayad bura maan gaya hai!
Thanks for liking MKRM... hope u'll comment regularly... I promise armaan ko jaldi theek karungi... ab to regular comment karogi na?
Pooja (Friends Forever)
Thanks... Nice to see u back! Keep reading... love you!
Hi:))))) and thanks for ur comment!
MUHABBAT KI RAAHON ME
DISCLAIMER: The characters, events, places, medical procedures and/or treatments depicted in this series are purely fictitious.
** TITLE SONG **
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Dost ban jaate hain dillon ke armaanon me,
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Dost ban jaate hain Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Rishta jud jaata hai ek pal ki saugaaton me,
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Muhabbat ho jaati hai doston ki ruswaiyon me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai rishton ke afsaanon me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai dill milne ki sard raaton me,
Muhabbat ho jaati hai aise ishq ke parvaanon me,
Muhabbat ho hi jaati hai Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
RECAP: Armaan kissed Ridhimaa on her forehead, saying he wouldn't do anything in which she'd be uncomfortable. They both go on their first date too. Ridhimaa receives a call form Karan, in which he warned her not to get engaged to Armaan or else he would not only publish her morphed photos but would also kill Armaan if she told him anything. On hearing Ridhimaa's refusal, Armaan goes away heartbroken. He meets with an accident and suffers a memory loss of nearly one year. After his revival, nobody tells him anything about his and Ridhimaa's relationship. Armaan feels that they are all hiding something from him and rebukes them all. Ridhimaa's slaps him for not believing his friends’ love for him. Armaan suffers a nervous breakdown. When he is treated, Ridhimaa does not have the courage to face him or talk to him.
As Ridhimaa opened the door to leave...
Armaan: (in a very weak voice) Ridhimaa! Ek minute. Yahan aao.
Ridhimaa freezed at the door. She turned and came quietly near his bed and sat down.
Ridhimaa did not speak, nor did she look up.
Armaan: Ridhimaa tum mujhse abhi bhi gussa ho?
Ridhimaa shook her head in disagreement.
Armaan: Nahi. Meri taraf dekho.
Ridhimaa looked in his face for a second. Then she again dropped her gaze.
Armaan: Tum kuch bol kyun nahi rahi?
Ridhimaa kept mum.
Armaan: Please Ridhimaa. I am very sorry. Mujhe wo sab nahi kehna chahiye tha.
Ridhimaa didn't answer.
Armaan: Ridhimaa kuch to bolo. Agar tum nahi bologi to mujhe lagega ki tumne abhi tak mujhe maaf nahi kiya.
He was getting restless when she didn't say anything. She was just fiddling with her hands.
Armaan: (holding her hand) Ridhimaa. Please mujhe daant lo, maar lo. Mujhe aur thappad mar lo. Main uff tak nahi karunga. Par tumhari khamoshi mujhe tod degi. Please Ridhimaa. Jitna gussa karna hai kar lo. Mujh par cheekho, chillao. Lekin is tarah chup mat baitho. Tum chup ho to pata nahi kyun mera... mera dil band hone lagta hai. Kuch to bolo. Mujhe jo saza deni hai do. Lekin itni badi saza mat do ki kahin tum mujhe bhi na kho do.
Ridhimaa gently freed her hand from his grip and looked up. Armaan's face was pale. He was looking very weak. She looked at her knees.
Ridhimaa: (without looking up) Armaan!
Armaan: Haan Ridhimaa bolo.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Main tumse gussa nahi hoon.
Armaan: Nahi tum mujhse gussa ho. Agar nahi ho to meri taraf dekh kar kyun nahi baat kar rahi? Tumne theek kaha tha. Main bilkul nahi badla. To tum mujhe badlo na. Tum mujhe daant ke, maar ke badlo. Bas mujhse naraaz mat ho. Pata hai, ye jo main apne itne din ki life bhool gaya hoon, usse mujhe fark padta hai. Mujhe fark padta hai ki maine apni zindagi ke itne haseen din bhula diye. Mujhe pata hai ki tum mujhse apne aur mere baare me kuch chhipa rahi ho. Mujhe pata hai ki hum sirf dost nahi ho sakte.
Ridhimaa looked up at him, terrified. A question was in her eyes:'Tumhe kaise pata?'
Armaan: Mujhe pata hai Ridhimaa. Chahe tum na batao. Us accident me kewal meri yaddasht hi gayi thi.
Ridhimaa: (pleading) Armaan!
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Main apne baare me itna to jaanta hoon ki Armaan Mallik kisi aisi ladki ko apne baare me itna kuch nahi bata sakta jo kewal uski ek dost ho. Zaroor humara rishta dosti se kuch zyada hi hai.
Armaan: Mujhe kehne do Ridhimaa. Tumhe chinta karne ki zaroorat nahi hai. Main na tumse kuch poochunga aur na hi kisi aur se. Mujhe ye khud hi karna hai. Mujhe khud apne jazbon ko pehchanna hai.
Ridhimaa: Armaan hum dono sirf bahut achhe dost hain.
Armaan: Haan Ridhimaa hum bahut achhe dost hain. Isiliye chaahe mera dimaag tumhe bhool gaya ho, lekin mera dil tumhe nahi bhoola. Use tum yaad ho. Jo log dil ke kareeb hote hain unhe ye dil hamesha yaad rakhta hai. Ho sakta hai ki hum sirf bahut achhe dost ho. Isiliye main chahta hoon ki tum mujhse naraaz na ho. After all achhe dost bahut mushkil se milte hain. Hai na?
Ridhimaa: (relieved) Haan. Aur Armaan tumhe sunai nahi deta? Main kitni der se keh rahi hoon ki main tumse naraaz nahi hoon. Tum yahi baat baar baar poochkar mujhe gussa kyun dila rahe ho?
Armaan: Wo kya hai na... tumhare ek thappad se mera ek kaan kharab ho gaya hai. Ab jab tum gussa hogi to shayad fir se thappad kha kar ho sakta hai ki balance theek ho jaye.
Ridhimaa: (laughing inspite of herself) Tum sach me pit jaoge.
Armaan: To madam kab aaun ye khidmat karwaane?
Ridhimaa: (giggling) Kabhi nahi. Jab zaroorat hogi, hum khud ye thappadon ka tohfa aapko pesh kar denge.
Armaan: Jo hukm mere aaka.
Ridhimaa laughed heartily.
Armaan: (staring at her) Tum hansti achhi lagti ho...
Ridhimaa stopped laughing.
Armaan: Kya hua? Kuch galat keh diya maine?
Ridhimaa: Tumne abhi jo kaha...
Armaan: To kya kahun? Tum roti hui achhi lagti ho? Tumhe bura nahi lagega?
Ridhimaa gave a sigh of relief.
Armaan: Pata hai tum bahut ajeeb ho.
Ridhimaa: Haan pata hai. Tumhare saath jo rahega wo aur kaisa hoga?
Armaan: Baat to sahi hai.
Just then Atul came inside.
Atul: Ridz. Anjali kabse tumhara wait kar rahi hai? Tum kar kya rahi ho?
Armaan: Doosra thappad maarne ki tayyari kar rahi hai tumhari Ridz.
Armaan was discharged after a few days. He was much better. That evening, as Ridhimaa was ready to leave, Karan called on Ridhimaa's mobile.
Karan: To jaaneman. Kaisi ho?
Ridhimaa: Dekho tumne jo kaha wo maine kiya. Ab please meri photos mujhe waapas kar do.
Karan: Haan haan. Main jaanta hoon. Mujhe pata chal gaya hai ki tum usse shaadi nahi kar rahi ho. Lekin itni jaldi bhi kya hai? Kal subah saadhe paanch baje main tumhe usi jagah miloonga. Fir aaram se baithkar baatein karenge.
Ridhimaa: Tum mujhe kal subah photos waapas kar doge na?
Karan: Haan. Ab waise bhi mujhe doosri ladki mil gayi hai. Tere se laakh guna better hai. Kal subah le lena aakar apni photos. Haan. Aur kisi ko batana mat. Warna...
Ridhimaa: Nahi main kisi ko nahi bataungi.
She ended the call and wiped the tears off her eyes. She would at last get her photos back. Just then someone tapped her shoulder. She revolved around and got rooted to the spot. Armaan was standing in front of her looking at her suspiciously.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum!
Armaan: Haan main. Tum mujhe dekhkar shocked kyun ho gayi. Arrey aaj to mujhe discharge kar diya gaya hai.
Ridhimaa: Haan wo...
Armaan: Waise tum phone par kisse baat kar rahi thi?
Ridhimaa: Wo main...
Armaan: Arrey main to aise hi pooch raha tha. Mujhe laga tha ki hume hospital me mobiles allowed nahi hain.
Ridhimaa: Duty hours ke baad allowed hain.
Armaan: Oh! Waise main tumse ek bahut important baat poochne aaya tha.
Ridhimaa: Kis baare me?
Armaan: Mere baare me.
Ridhimaa: Kya matlab?
Armaan: I mean main kahaan rehta hoon? Ab mujhe yaad nahi to main kya karun? Tumhe pata hai ya...
Ridhimaa: Pata hai.
She takes out a pen and paper and writes Armaan's address on it. And then she writes his mobile number.
Ridhimaa: Ye hai tumhare flat ka address. Aur ye hai tumhara mobile number. Tumhara purana mobile toot gaya tha. Haan ek baat aur. Bahut important.
Armaan: (coming closer till they both were nose to nose) Kya?
Ridhimaa felt her heart throbbing madly as if it wanted to go and meet the heart thumping next to hers.
Ridhimaa: (disturbed by this closeness and stepping back) Wo ye ki tumne jo apne mobile me ring tone laga rakhi hai wo change kar lo.
Ridhimaa: Khud suno fir pata chalega.
Armaan hears the tone. It was very funny.
Armaan: Arrey isme kya burai hai? It's so cool.
Armaan: Chalo tum kehti ho to badal dunga. Aur haan. Kya tumhe pata hai ki mera daily routine kya tha? I mean main subah Sanjeevani aane se pehle kya karta hoon aur ghar jaane ke baad kya karta hoon.
Ridhimaa: Haan. Tum subah chheh baje basketball ground me jaate ho. Wahan kuch bachchon ko basketball sikhate ho. Aur shaam ko tum ghar jakar hum sabko phone kar karke parehsaan karte ho fir shayad thodi exercise karte ho. Aur fir so jaate ho.
Armaan: (meaningfully) Oh tumhe to mere baare me sab pata hai. Thank you.
Ridhimaa: Tum ye bhi bhool gaye?
Armaan: Kya? Ki dosti me no sorry, no thank you?
Armaan: Mujhe yaad hai. Main to dosti me kya aise bhi kisiko thank you ya sorry bahut mushkil se bolta hoon. Haan lekin maine tum logon ko bahut pareshaan kiya hoga na? Main jab kisiko call karta hoon to time nahi dekhta hoon.
Ridhimaa: Haan kabhi subah subah jaga dete ho kabhi raat me barah baje phone karte ho.
Armaan: Haan wo main...
Ridhimaa: Isi wajah se ek baar papa ko tumne mujhe samajh kar sorry bol diya tha. Subah ek baje.
Armaan: What! Bahut gussa hue honge sir.
Ridhimaa: Nahi. Bahut hans rahe the. Tumne baat hi aise ki. Bina kuch sune, sorry sorry ki rat laga di.
Armaan: Kya karun? Main aisa hi hoon. Waise Basket. Ye basketball ground kahan hai?
Ridhimaa: Mere ghar ke pass me hi hai.
Armaan: Aur tumhara ghar kahan hai?
Ridhimaa: Chalo. Mujhe aaj ghar drop karo. Main dikhati hoon.
Armaan: Lekin meri car ka to accident...
Ridhimaa: Tum chalo to bahar.
She takes him by the hand and steers him outside the gate.
Armaan comes out to see his car standing outside in a perfect condition.
Ridhimaa: Ye humari taraf se tumhare liye get well soon gift.
Armaan: (looking at her and speaking very seriously) Ridhimaa. Mera haath chod do. Koi dekhega to kya kahega.
Ridhimaa left Armaan's hand as if burnt. Armaan smiled.
Armaan: Ab chalo. Mujhe ghar jaana hai. Ridhimaa tum kal aa rahi ho na ground me?
Ridhimaa: Haan lekin kal nahi. Wo kal mujhe ek bahut zaroori kaam hai.
Armaan: Subah subah kaun sa zaroori kaam hai? Seedhe seedhe kaho na ki tum mujhe lene nahi aana chahti.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Please. Try to understand. Kal main nahi aa sakti. Aur kal Friday hai. Kal duty ke baad main tumhare ghar aa jaungi aur fir jo poochna hai pooch lena.
Armaan: OK. Chalo.
They both go away. Ridhimaa shows Armaan her house and the basketball ground. After dropping Ridhimaa, Armaan went to his house. Ridhimaa was a bit afraid on thinking about the next morning. But she was determined not to tell anyone about it. What if Karan hurt any of them? No. She would go alone and plead to Karan to return her photos.
The next morning, Ridhimaa woke up at 4 o' clock. She got ready and quietly slipped outside the house. She was going steadily towards the restaurant. But the only thing was, she thought that someone was following her. She looked back but no one was visible. She reached the restaurant sharp at 5:30 a.m. Karan was sitting outside with two gangly looking men. Ridhimaa approached him cautiously.
Karan: (looking at his watch and exclaiming) Oho! Itni bekraar thi humse milne ke liye?
Ridhimaa: Meri photos waapas kar do.
Karan: Kewal photos waapas karne ke liye thode hi tumko itni jaldi bulaya hai. Pehli thodi der humare saath baitho. Humse meethi meethi baaten karo.
Ridhimaa: Please. Tumne kaha tha ki meri photos waapas kar doge.
Karan: Hume tumhari photos ka achaar thode hi daalna hai. Lekin tumhe hum kaise jaane de?
Ridhimaa: (terrified) Kya matlab? Please...
Karan: (smiling at his friends) Matlab ye ki jab itna badhiya maal humare paas khud chal kar aaya hai to hum aise kaise use jaane de? Ye humari reputation ke khilaaf hai.
Ridhimaa: Please aage mat aana.
The three men moved towards her. She kept stepping back.
Ridhimaa: (crying) Tumhe mujhse kya faayda hoga? Please. Mujhe jaaney do. Meri photos waapas kar do.
Karan: Kar denge.
They all moved dangerously towards her and caught hold of her. They took off her dupatta and it went flying away in the wind. Ridhimaa screamed. They were prowling upon her like hungry wolves. She somehow managed to free herself and started running back. She could not see where she was going because of her tears and bumped into someone.
A pair of strong hands caught hold of her. She struggled against them.
Ridhimaa: (crying hard) Please mujhe chod do. Mujhe jaane do.
Ridhimaa looked up and saw the divine face of Armaan. He was looking very worried. Anger and hatred was etched in his face too. Ridhimaa clutched him tight and cried on his chest.
Ridhimaa: (squeaked) Armaan. Please yahan se chalo. Jaldi.
Armaan separated her from him. Ridhimaa looked at him stupidly.
Armaan: Maine sab sun liya hai. Tum yahin ruko. Main un badmashon ko dekhta hoon.
He started to move forwards but Ridhimaa held him back.
Ridhimaa: Armaan please. Yahan se chalo. Unko chodo.
Armaan: Aise kaise chod doon. Unhone tumhare saath...
Anger was bubbling inside him. Just then the three men came running towards the pair and saw Ridhimaa holding Armaan's hands.
Karan: Tu ise bhi le aayi. Aur humse bhaag kar iske saath rang raliyan mana rahi hai. Humare saamne to badi sati savitri ban rahi thi aur iske saath... besharm... itne ladkon ke saath setting kar rakhi hai to ek raat humare saath nahi bita sakti thi?
Armaan sprang upon him. He kept battering Karan and his two friends. Even though Armaan was weak, they were no match for him. By the time Armaan left them, all three were groaning in pain and soon were unconscious. Armaan stood up and made his way towards Ridhimaa. She was sitting on the deserted road, crying hard. Armaan approached her.
Ridhimaa looked up with hurt eyes. Tears were falling fast from her face. Armaan made her get up. She removed his hand from hers. Armaan stared at her.
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Main abhi apni car lekar aata hoon. Tum chalo mere saath.
Ridhimaa went with him and sits in the front seat of his car. He drives and came near the three unconscious men. He steps down and deposits the three in the back seat of his car after gagging and binding them.
Ridhimaa: (surprised, inspite of herself) Ye kya kar rahe ho?
Armaan: (strictly) Tum chup chap utro car se aur mere saath chalo.
Ridhimaa was scared at the change of his tone. She also stepped down from the car. Armaan took her to the place where the three men had been sitting. A packet was kept there. Armaan hands the packet to Ridhimaa without opening it. Ridhimaa stared at him.
Armaan saw Ridhimaa looking at him, scared that he might burst out at her and felt sorry for having talked so rudely with her.
Armaan: (softly) Ridhimaa. Ye khol ke dekho. Photos aur negatives dono hain ki nahi.
Ridhimaa: Tum dekh lo.
Armaan: Maine kaha na tum dekho.
Ridhimaa opens the packet. There were at least ten photographs of her. She was deeply embarrassed at the photos. They were very crudely modified. Then she saw a camera and the negatives. All was in the packet. She knew that Karan was not going to give them to her. It was only there to lure her.
Ridhimaa: Sab hai.
Armaan: Lao mujhe do.
Ridhimaa hesitated in giving him the photographs. She didn't want anybody to see them.
Armaan: (ordering) Ridhimaa...
She hands him the photographs. Armaan pocketed them without even glancing once at the photographs. Ridhimaa's respect for Armaan increased. Armaan came near her and wiped her tears off her face.
Armaan: Chalo ab rona band karo. Kuch nahi hua.
Ridhimaa wanted to hug him to be reassured. Armaan understood her. He embraced her just like he used to do earlier before the accident. It was that hug which used to assure her that everything would get alright. That he was with her so there was nothing to fear.
Armaan: (without separating her) Tum akele yahan kyun aayi?
Ridhimaa: Karan ne dhamki di thi ki agar maine kisiko bataya to...
Armaan: To kisiko is baare me nahi pata ki usne tumhari photos...
Ridhimaa: Pata hai. Sabko. Tumhe bhi pata tha accident se pehle.
Armaan: Mujhe pata tha fir bhi maine unhe chod diya?
Ridhimaa: Nahi. Tumne aur papa ne unhe jail bhijwaaya tha. Lekin unhone wahan nakli camera dikhaya aur fir bail par waapas aa gaye.
Armaan: Chalo pehle tum ghar jaakar change kar lo. Fir hum police station chalenge.
Ridhimaa: Par agar inko hosh aa gaya to?
Armaan: (taking off his jacket and wrapping it around Ridhimaa) Don't worry basket. Jab ye dhai kilo ka haath kisi par padta hai na to wo kam se kam do ghante tak nahi uthta.
Ridhimaa smiled and they both get into the car.
They reach Ridhimaa's house. In the way Armaan told her that he had heard her coversation the day before and today, he had followed her from her house. Ridhimaa was elated on finding that even now, Armaan was so concerned about her. They ring the door bell. Nani opens the door.
Nani: Ridhimaa! Tum kahan chali gayi thi itni subah subah? Hum sab kitna pareshaan ho rahe the.
Ridhimaa hugged her. Armaan too came to the threshold.
Armaan: Basket jao change karo jaldi se.
Ridhimaa quickly went inside.
Nani: Armaan beta tum!
Armaan: Ji. Main andar aa jaun?
Nani: Haan aao na. Tumhara hi ghar hai.
Armaan stepped inside.
Nani: Jao living room me jakar baitho. Main zara kitchen se hokar aati hoon.
Nani goes off, leaving Armaan alone to find the living room all by himself. He saw a door to his right hand side and opened it. The room was covered in pink. Ridhimaa was standing in front of the mirror, ready to take her clothes off. Armaan was deeply embarrassed.
Armaan: (loudly to make himself heard) Basket!
Ridhimaa turned around.
Ridhimaa: (glaring at him) Tum! Tum yahan. Bina knock kiye kyun aaye?
Armaan: Sorry. Wo main kho gaya tha. Nani ne bola ki living room me jakar baitho. Main living room dhoondh raha tha. (adding) Maine kuch nahi dekha.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum isi waqt chale jao is kamre se.
Armaan: Kamaal hai. Ek to maine itni sharafat se tumhe apne saamne kapde change karne se roka aur tum mujhe daant rahi ho. Aur waise bhi galti tumhari hai. Sabke saamne kapde utaar rahi ho. Washroom nahi hai kya? Aaj to main tha agar koi aur hota to kya karti.
Ridhimaa: (scandalised) Achha dadaji. Ab se khayal rakhungi. Ab tum jaate ho ya bulaun papa ko?
Armaan: Main ja raha hoon. Par bata to do ki living room kahan hai. Kya pata wo dhundhte dhundhte main kisi aur ke bedroom me na pahuch jaun.
Ridhimaa: (closing the door on his face) Saamne jaakar left.
Armaan goes to the living room and sits down, looking around intrestedly. Nani, Padma and Shashank come in the room. Armaan stood up.
Armaan: Good morning sir. Good morning mam... I mean good morning Padma Aunty.
All: Good morning Armaan.
Padma: Tum itni subah subah.
Shashank: Ma bata rahi thi ki Ridhimaa...
Armaan: Ji wo... aaj Ridhimaa Karan se milne gayi thi.
Shashank: (fiercely) Karan se. Kyun?
Armaan: Wo sir... usne Ridhimaa se kaha tha ki wo aaj uski photos waapas kar dega. Aap jante hain na wo photos...
Shashank: Haan. Hum jaante hain.
Armaan: Maine kal Ridhimaa ki baat sun li thi. Jab maine usse poochha to wo taal gayi. Karan ne usko dhamki di thi kisi aur ko na batane ki.
Armaan: Aaj main basket ko follow karke wahan pahunch gaya. Wahan un logon ne Ridhimaa ke saath...
Nani: (fearfully) Kya?
Armaan: Ji wo... wo log uske saath badtamizi karne ki koshish karne lage aur Ridhimaa wahan se bhag kar aayi. Fir maine... wo mujhe gussa aa gaya to maine un teeno ko... wo teeno is samay behosh hain.
He completed awkwardly and got ready to be told off for fighting.
Padma: (hugging him) Tum theek to ho?
Armaan: (surprised) Ji main to bilkul theek hhon. Aap log mujhe daantenge nahi?
Shashank: Hum kyun daantenge? Tumne humari beti ki izzat bachayi hai... hume to tumko thank you bolna chahiye lekin kya karein tum to yahi kahoge ki ye tumhara farz tha.
Armaan: Ji bilkul. Ye to har insaan ka farz hai.
Shashank: Wo teeno abhi bhi wahi pade honge?
Armaan: Nahi. Main unko baandh kar apni car me le aaya police station le jaaney ke liye.
Shashank: What? Wo bhaag sakte hain. Tumhe nuksaan pahuncha sakte the.
Armaan: Wo abhi behosh hain aur kam se kam do ghante tak behosh rahenge. Main jaanta hoon kyunki...
Shashank: Haan bhai tumhe nahi to kise pata hoga? Aakhir boxing champion jo ho.
Padma: Lekin Armaan. Tum abhi abhi bimari se uthe ho. Tumhe itna stress nahi lena chahiye.
Armaan: To kya mujhe Ridhimaa ko akele chod dena chahiye tha? No. Main apne saamne aisa nahi hone de sakta. Chahe wahan Ridhimaa hoti ya koi aur jise main na jaanta hota.
Till then Ridhimaa came out. Shashank and Armaan got up. Nani and Padma escorted them to the door.
In the police station. Inspector Tiwari was there. He was very happy to see Armaan.
Tiwari: Arrey Dr.Armaan aap. Aiye. Bataiye main aapki kya sewa kar sakta hoon?
Armaan: Ji? Kya main aapko jaanta hoon?
Tiwari: Arrey aap mujhe bhool gaye. Abhi kuch din pehle jab aapko CM ne award diya tha tab to aap mujhse bahut baatein kar rahe the.
Armaan: (jumping up) Mujhe CM ne award diya tha?
Tiwari: Aap kaisi baat kar rahe hain?
Shashank: Darasal Tiwariji abhi ek hafte pehle Armaan ka accident ho gaya tha. Uski wajah se unhe temporary memory loss hua hai. Inki pichhle kuch mahino ki memory washout ho gayi hai.
Tiwari: Oh! I am very sorry. Aaj to Dr.Ridhimaa bhi aayi hui hain. Kaisi hain aap?
Ridhimaa: (trying to smile) I am fine.
Tiwari: To aapki engagement ho gayi?
Armaan: Engagement? Ridhimaa ki...
Shashank: Tiwariji aaj hum bahut important case ke liye aaye hain. Kuch din pehle maine Commissioner saahab se baat karke kuch ladkon ko pakadwaya tha na.
Tiwari: Wo photo waale?
Shashank: Ji wahi. Unhe bail mil gayi. Aur jo camera unhone hand over kiya tha wo bhi nakli tha. Ab wo fir se meri beti ko blackmail kar rahe hain.
Tiwari: Achha! To Dr.Ridhimaa. Aapne aakhiri baar unhe kab aur kahan dekha tha? Aap kuch batayengi to hum shayad unhe dhoondh nikalein.
Shashank: Uski koi zaroorat nahi hai. Dr.Armaan ne unhe pakad liya hai. Unhone Ridhimaa ke saath bahut badtamizi karne ki koshish bhi ki thi. Wo bahar car me hain. Aap please unhe giraftaar kar lijiye.
Tiwari called the hawaldaar, who went and brought the trio and locked them up in the jail.
Tiwari: Inki ye haalat...
Armaan: Wo maine... I could not stop myself.
Tiwari: (smiling) Dr.Armaan aapke rehte hum logon ko kuch kaam karne ki zaroorat hi nahi hai.
Armaan: Zaroorat kaise nahi hai. Aap logon ko insure karna hai ki ye log ab jail se bahar na nikal paayein aur unko kadi se kadi saza mile.
Tiwari: Ji bilkul. Waise Dr.Armaan. Aapne kabhi Police Force join karne ka nahi socha?
Armaan: (laughing) Nahi. Pehle apni doctari to kar loon. Agar sir ne mujhe Sanjeevani se nikaal diya to aapka hi darwaaza khatkaunga. Ek backup to hona hi chahiye.
Tiwari: You are most welcome.
Shashank: Main Dr.Armaan ko kahin jaane dunga tab na.
Tiwari: To Dr.Armaan. Aapne ek aur bahaduri ka kaam kiya hai. Kya kehte hain? Ek aur award ho jaaye?
Armaan: Mujhe pehle waala to theek se yaad nahi hai ab ek aur nahi. Haan ye teeno abhi hosh me aate honge.
Tiwari: Aap chinta mat kijiye. Inke khilaaf no-bail warrant jaari kiya hai maine. Jab tak inke case ki sunwaayi nahi ho jaati ye jail se bahar kadam nahi nikaal sakte. Aur Ridhimaa beta. Aapko fikr karne ki zaroorat nahi hai. Isme aapka naam nahi aayega.
Ridhimaa: Inspector uncle.
Tiwari: Haan beta ji.
Ridhimaa: Wo Karan ne kaha tha ki use ek aur ladki mil gayi hai. Kahin usne us ladki ke bhi photos...
Tiwari: Thank you jo aapne bata diya. Ab ye log kuch nahi kar sakte. Hum unki talaashi le lenge. Pata hai beta aapne ek aur masum ladki ko bachaya hai.
Ridhimaa: Lekin maine to kuch nahi kiya.
Tiwari: Aapne jo information di hai wahi kaafi hai.
Armaan: Inspector. Jo photos inhone modify ki thi wo photos negatives ke saath mere pass hain. Ab unka kya karna hai. Hum aise hi to wo photos nahi rakh sakte.
He shows the packet to Tiwari.
Tiwari: Aapne ye kisi ko dikhaya to nahi?
Armaan: Nahi. Maine to ye khola bhi nahi.
Tiwari: (suspiciously) Fir aapko kaise pata ki inke andar photos hain?
Ridhimaa: Wo Armaan ne mujhe ye packet dekar kaha tha ki main dekh loon. Isme photos, negatives aur ek camera bhi hai. Fir jab maine waapas diya to Armaan ne ye bina dekhe apne pass rakh liya.
Both Shashank and inspector looked at Armaan.
Armaan: (puzzled) Kya hua? Aap log aise kyun dekh rahe hain mujhe?
Tiwari: Dr.Armaan aap sirf bahadur hi nahi ek bahut achhe insaan bhi hain. You are a true gentleman. Aapko pata hai ki ek ladki ke liye uski izzat kya hoti hai. Mujhe fakr hai ki main aapke saamne baitha hoon.
Armaan: (blushing) Ab aap mujhe sharminda kar rahe hain. Meri jagah koi aur bhi hota to yahi karta.
Shashank: Nahi Armaan. Aisa bahut hi kam log karte. Log kewal faayda uthana jaante hain.
Just then there came a shout from behind them.
Karan: Meri baat yaad rakhna. Agar tune usse shaadi karne ki koshish ki to main use maar daalunga.
Ridhimaa's face whitened.
Armaan: Kya ho gaya hai isko? Shayad maine itni tez maara hai ki dimaag par asar kar gaya hai.
Tiwari requested them to leave. He came outside too. Inspector Tiwari shook hands with all of them. He groped Armaan twice.
Tiwari: To Ridhimaa beta. Apni shaadi me aur engagement me mujhe zaroor bulana.
Ridhimaa: (mumbling) Ji.
Tiwari: Main bhagwaan se prayer karunga ki aapki yaddasht jaldi se waapas aa jaaye.
Armaan: Thank you. Chalen?
Shashank: Haan chalo. Hum waise bhi late ho rahe hain. Yahan se seedhe Sanjeevani chalen?
Ridhimaa: Ji papa.
Shashank: Armaan tum chodo main drive kar leta hoon. Tum aur Ridhimaa thodi der peeche baith kar relax karo. Dono itni jaldi uth gaye the subah.
Shashank: It's my order.
They all get inside the car. Armaan and Ridhimaa sit at the back. Armaan rested his head at the back of his seat and closed his eyes. He was tired. Ridhimaa gazed at him lovingly. She was still determined not to tell anything about their relationship to Armaan due to Karan's warning. But she could not stop herself from loving him. Her eyes caressed Armaan's face, his eyes, his lips, his hands. Armaan realised that someone was eyeing him. He opened his eyes and looked around and found Ridhimaa averting her eyes from him just at the moment. She was embarrassed. Armaan shrugged his shoulder and again closed his eyes. But now his train of thoughts was about Ridhimaa. He knew her for only seven days but it seemed as if he knew her for years...
Just then the car halted in the parking area of Sanjeevani. The car door slammed and Ridhimaa shook Armaan.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... Armaan utho...
Although Armaan was not sleeping, he didn't open his eyes. He wanted Ridhimaa to keep shaking and calling him. Her voice was so sweet, just like jingle of small silver bells.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Utho warna... warna main tumhare upar paani daal dungi.
He did not stir. Next moment, he was bathed in water all over the face. He jumped up. Shashank was watching all this and was trying hard not to laugh.
Armaan: (furiously) Ye kya badtamizi hai?
Ridhimaa: Achha. Maine to tumhe warn kiya tha. Itni der se utha rahi thi. Par tumhe sunai de tab na.
Armaan: To tumhe paani daalne ki kya zaroorat thi? Dekho. Poori shirt gili kar di.
Ridhimaa: Tum sharafat se to uthne waale the nahi. Jangli logon ko aise hi uthaya jaata hai.
Armaan: Kya kaha? Ridhimaa ki bachhi. Ruko. Abhi batata hoon tumhe.
He got up but Ridhimaa ran inside, making faces at him. He ran after her.
Armaan came running behind Ridhimaa. She knew that he was coming after her. So she made her way towards the nurse station where Dr.Kirti was present along with the other interns. She halted to a stop beside Muskaan, who glared at her curiously.
Ridhimaa: Good Morning Mam.
Kirti: Good Morning. Dr.Ridhimaa you are late.
Ridhimaa: Mam ek bahut important kaam tha. Wo... papa... I mean Dr.Shashank ne kaha hai ki wo aapko bata denge. Isi wajah se Armaan bhi late hai.
Kirti: Oh! Dr.Shashank ne pager to kiya tha.
Armaan came running towards them and bumped into Rahul.
Armaan: Sorry Rahul. Basket ab mujhse bachkar kahan jaogi, haan?
Armaan: Oh sorry mam. I mean... Good morning mam.
Kirti: Good morning. Aur aap ye kis tarah bhag kar aa rahe the? Abhi abhi aapka accident ho chuka hai fir bhi... Koi problem hai?
Armaan: Wo mam. Basket ne... mera matlab Ridhimaa ne mujhe uthane ke liye mere upar paani daal diya. Isiliye...
The others were having problem in preventing themselves from laughing.
Kirti: (smiling) Oh! Dr.Ridhimaa. Aapki saza ye hai ki aaj poora din aap Dr.Armaan ke saath rahengi aur unhe jo help aur information chahiye hogi, unhe dengi. Understood?
Ridhimaa: (scared due to the mischiveous gleam in Armaan's eyes) Yes mam.
Kirti: Dr.Atul Path lab. Dr.Anjali aaj aap Dr.Shubhankar ko surgery me assist karengi. Dr.Rahul, Dr.Muskaan OPD. Dr.Armaan aur Dr.Ridhimaa...
Armaan: General Ward.
Kirti: (shocked) What did you just say?
Armaan: (surprised himself) Pata nahi mam magar mujhe laga ki jaise mujhe aur Ridhimaa ko yahi duty pehle bhi di ja chuki hai.
Kirti: Zyadatar aap dono ko General Ward me saath me duty di jaati thi. Aaj bhi aap dono ki duty General Ward me hi hai. Lagta hai aapki memory ke kuch flashes aapko aa rahe hain. Good progress I must say. Now get back to work. Mujhe Dr.Shashank se milne jaana hai.
They all leave.
Armaan and Ridhimaa were moving towards the locker room.
Armaan: Mujhse baat mat karo.
Armaan: Mujhe kuch nahi sunna. Aur tum ek jangli ke saath kyun aa rahi ho?
Ridhimaa: Armaan suno to.
Ridhimaa: Fine. Main ja rahi hoon.
She turned to leave.
Armaan: Haan jao. Meri kisiko kyun fikr hogi? Main sab bhool gaya hoon na to tum logon ko lagta hai meri feelings bhi mar gayi hain. Isiliye agar tum logon se koi galti bhi ho jaaye to sochte ho. 'Armaan hai. Bechara paagal ho gaya hai. Use kya fark padega.'
He also moved forwards, not knowing where he was supposed to go. Ridhimaa rushed and blocked his way.
Ridhimaa: (her voice quivering) Armaan! Please.
Armaan removed her from the way, quite rudely. She staggered and could have fallen if Armaan wouldn't have supported her. She was in Armaan's arms. Armaan was bent over her. Both were immersed in each other. Armaan was very disturbed on seeing tears in Ridhimaa's eyes. He straightened up and Ridhimaa separated herself from him. She was sobbing sullenly.
Armaan: Khud hi rone lagi. Tumhe to kisiko manana bhi nahi aata.
Ridhimaa: (innocently) To tum roothte hi kyun ho?
Armaan: Achha baba ab nahi roothunga. Ab to rona band karo.
He put his hands on both side of her face and gently swiped the tears off.
Armaan: (like a doctor) Chalo ab hans ke dikhao. Dekhun tumhare wo 32 intact hain ya nahi!
Ridhimaa smiled. They enter the locker room. Armaan made his way towards Ridhimaa's locker.
Armaan: Arrey ye to tumhara locker hai. Par mujhe laga ki...
Ridhimaa: (showing him his locker) Tumhara locker ye hai.
Armaan also came there. He opened it and took out a shirt. Something else was there. A treasure box and a photoframe. First he opened the treasure box. It was empty.
Armaan: Ye to khaali hai.
He shrugged and took the photograph. Ridhimaa and Armaan were looking very good together, playing dandiya.
Armaan: (smiling) Wow! Ye kab ki hai?
Ridhimaa: Pichhli Navratri ki.
Armaan: (reading) DMG!
Ridhimaa's heart was throbbing madly.
Armaan: (repeating) DMG? Ye DMG kya hai?
Ridhimaa: Wo... haan wo to company ka logo hai.
Armaan: (suspiciously) Achha?
Ridhimaa: (looking down) Haan. Ab jaldi se shirt change karo fir General ward me duty bhi to deni hai.
Armaan goes in the changing room. Ridhimaa closes his locker. Armaan calls her from inside the changing room.
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Ek minute yahan aana.
Ridhimaa comes near the changing room and asks from outside.
Ridhimaa: Kya hua Armaan?
Armaan: Arrey andar to aao.
Armaan pulls her inside. He was bare chested. Due to the force of the pull, Ridhimaa got knocked into Armaan's chest. They both stood there in that position for a few moments. Ridhimaa was remembering her past. Armaan it seemed, was mesmerised by this intimacy. Armaan's heart was thumping beside hers. Then Ridhimaa blinked and separated herself. Armaan too was looking embarrassed.
Ridhimaa: (not looking at him) Kya hua? Kisliye bulaya tha?
Armaan: Ridhimaa tumhe pata hai ye tattoo maine kab banwaya?
Ridhimaa had to look up to see Armaan indicating the tattoo emblazoned with the initials AR. She quickly dropped her gaze.
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Main kuch pooch raha hoon.
Ridhimaa: Wo main...
Armaan: (losing patience) Tumhe pata hai ki nahi?
Ridhimaa: Haan... nahi.
Ridhimaa: Nahi... nahi pata. Mujhe nahi pata ki tumne ye tattoo kab aur kiske liye karwaya. I am sorry. Main is baare me kuch nahi jaanti.
Armaan: (thundering) Tum is baare me kuch nahi jaanti?
Ridhimaa: (cowering) Na...Nahi
Armaan: Fir tumhe ye kaise pata ki maine ye tattoo kisike liye karwaya tha?
Ridhimaa was terrified of Armaan's anger. Just then her pager rung up.
Ridhimaa: (looking at the pager) General Ward me bulaya hai.
Armaan: (roaring) To?
Ridhimaa: (making a brave attempt) Armaan. Behave yourself. Tum ye kis tarah se baat kar rahe ho? General Ward me duty hai. Patients ko tumhari zaroorat hai. Chalo.
She moves outside. After a few seconds, Armaan emerges from the Changing Room, fully dressed up and follows Ridhimaa without a further word. They enter the General Ward. Armaan surveyed the ward. His gaze fell on Bi and he quickly made his way towards her. Ridhimaa followed him.
Armaan: (holding Bi's hands in his and touching them with his eyes) Bi. Aap yahan! Aap theek to hain na?
Bi: Haan Ammy. Tumhe dekh liya ab bilkul theek ho jaungi.
Ridhimaa had told Bi about Armaan's condition.
Armaan: Bi. Wo main... main bhool gaya hoon ki...
Bi: Koi baat nahi beta. Jab B se Bi yahaan hai to A se Ammy ko D se darrne ki zaroorat nahi. Chill!
Armaan: Bi. Aap to bilkul nahi badli. Aapko hua kya hai.
Ridhimaa: Ab inki condition bahut achhi hai.
Armaan: (glaring at her) Maine tumse nahi poocha. Aur Bi ki reports main khud dekh loonga. Mujhe tumhari baat par koi bharosa nahi.
Ridhimaa looked at him with hurt eyes. Armaan averted his eyes from her beautiful face and starts reading Bi's reports.
Bi: Tu uspar kyun bhadak raha hai?
Armaan: (ignoring her) Bi! Aapki reports to theek hain. Aap bahut jaldi achhi ho jayengi.
Bi: Wahi to ye bachchi keh rahi thi. Fir bhi tune use daant diya.
Nana: (calling) Aye bulbul!
Ridhimaa looked over at him.
Armaan: (mumbling) Bulbul! What?
Ridhimaa goes over to Nana.
Ridhimaa: Ji. Koi kaam tha?
Nana: Wo Apple ko bula. Mujhse bhi mila.
Ridhimaa: Nana. Maine aapko bataya tha na...
Nana: Oye Apple!
Armaan looked over his shoulder to find whom Nana was talking to. But he was surprised that he was the one. He approached him.
Armaan: I am sorry. Aapne mujhe bulaya?
Nana: To aur kya main deewaron ko bula raha tha?
Ridhimaa: Ye Mr.Deshpandey hain.
Armaan: Tumse kisine poocha?
Nana: Oye tu...
Ridhimaa: Nana please...
Nana: Tu chup kar bulbul. Apple tu bata.
Armaan: Ammm... Nana. Mera naam Armaan hai.
Nana: Oye. Mere liye to tu apple hi hai. Tu bata ki bulbul se teri fir se ladayi ho gayi?
Armaan: Bulbul se? Kaun?
Nana: (indicating Ridhimaa) Oye ye. Teri bulbul. Fir se tum dono me tu-tu main-main hone lagi?
Armaan: Meri bulbul. Huh! Aap bataiye aapki tabiyat ab kaisi hai?
Nana: Oye teri yaddasht chali gayi hai. Mujhe ek bahut achha formula pata hai yaddasht waapas laane ka.
Ridhimaa: Nana aap please rest kijiye.
Nana: (standing up on the bed, outraged) Chautis filmen, paintis naatak ka experience hai apun ke paas. Aur tu bolti hai rest karun. Oye bulbul tujhe apne apple ki fikr hai ki nahi?
Armaan: Nana. Control. Aap baithkar bataiye.
Nana: (sitting down) Haan. Ab aaye na line par. To main keh raha tha na ki jaise filmon me hota hai. Agar tujhe fir se sir par maara jaaye to teri yaddasht waapas aa sakti hai.
Ridhimaa: (loudly) Nana!
Nana: Arrey ye number 1 formula hai. Kaho to ye kaam main hi karun. Ek bada sa patthar la dena.
Armaan: (smiling) Waise plan to achha hai. Kab aaun khatir karwaane?
Ridhimaa: Armaan! Tum bhi? Armaan tum to doctor ho.
Armaan: Shut up basket! Main to mazaak kar raha tha.
Ridhimaa: Oh! Mazak! Very funny. Tumhe ye sab baaten mazaak lagti hain? Agar Nana ne kuch kar diya hota to?
Armaan: To? Tumhe to koi fark nahi padta. Bye Nana.
Armaan strode away from the place.
Nana: Bulbul tu usko kab batayegi ki...
Ridhimaa: In baaton ka ab koi matlab nahi hai nana. Aap aaram kijiye.
In the canteen. All the interns were there except Armaan and Ridhimaa. They both try to enter at the same time and bump into each other.
Armaan: Dekh ke nahi chal sakti kya?
Ridhimaa: Main dekh ke nahi chal rahi thi?
Armaan: Chalo apni galti to maani.
Ridhimaa: Tum bina dekhe chal rahe the. Aur ilzaam mujh par laga rahe ho.
Armaan: Ye ilzaam nahi hai Ridhimaa. Ye sach hai.
Ridhimaa: Main to apne raaste ja rahi thi. Tum hi beech me aa gaye.
Armaan: For your kind information, hum dono ke raaste ek hi hain.
Ridhimaa stared at him. She remembered saying the same to Armaan two weeks back. Armaan waved his hand infront of her eyes.
Armaan: Kya hua?
Ridhimaa shook herself. One look at Armaan and she again remembered the cause of their fight. She put her nose up in the air and went towards the others. Armaan too moves towards them, angrily.
Anjali: Tum dono fir ladne lage.
Rahul: Armaan tu to keh raha tha ki tu Ridhimaa se kabhi nahi ladega.
Ridhimaa: (piping up) Rahul. Ye to bechare ki puraani aadat hai. Kabhi ek baat par tik hi nahi sakta. Thaali ka baingan.
Armaan: Rahul. Maine to yahi socha tha lekin kya karun. Is ladki ki harkaten hi aisi hai ki na chaahte hue bhi ise tokna hi padta hai.
Atul: But guys...
Ridhimaa: Atul ise keh do ki meri nahi iski khud ki aadatein bigdi hui hain.
Atul: Armaan. Ridhimaa keh rahi hai ki...
Armaan: Atul. Ise keh do ki pehle khud ke andar jhaank le fir. Kisi se kuch kahe. Jangli billi.
Atul: Ridz. Armaan keh raha hai ki...
Ridhimaa: Atul. Isse keh do ki agar main jangli billi to ye bhi koi hero nahi hai. Humesha ladayi yahi shuru karta hai.
Armaan: Atul isse keh do ki ladayi main nahi ye shuru karti hai. Choti choti baaton ko bada issue banana ise bahut achha lagta hai.
Ridhimaa: Atul ise keh do ki jo baaten ise choti lagti hai wo darasal bahut important hoti hain. Lekin iske dimaag me ye baat nahi jaati. Bechara...
Atul: (desperately) Guys. Tum dono ladna band nahi kar sakte?
Armaan & Ridhimaa: (together) Shut up Atul!
They both kick off their chairs and leave. The others were left to weep on their fate.
Armaan was lying in his bed fully awake. He hadn't gone to sleep. Some thought were troubling his mind. He wasn't happy. He was disturbed on fighting with Ridhimaa. He was anxious to talk to her. But then he thought about the lie and he again became angry on her. He didn't knew what was happening to him. He wasn't satisfied either ways. In desperation he called on Ridhimaa's mobile but then terminated the call before she could pick it up. Later he got into an uneasy sleep.
Next morning, in the interns' locker room. Armaan was the last one to enter. He was not looking well. His face was not its usual, smiling one. He was also looking extremely tired like one who could not sleep properly. He silently made his way towards his locker. Ridhimaa had looked up at his entrance and had quickly turned the other way to show her anger.
Atul: Armaan. Tum theek to ho?
Ridhimaa looked up and saw Armaan's condition.
Armaan: (trying to smile) Of course Champ! I am fine.
Muskaan: Tu poori raat soya nahi kya?
Rahul: Arrey apni aankhen dekhi hain? Kaisi laal ho rahi hain. Ya to tu poori raat soya nahi hai ya fir poori raat rota raha hai.
Armaan: Main aur rounga? Huh!
Anjali: Armaan you're really not looking well. Tumhari tabiyat to theek hai?
Armaan: Yes Anjali.
Armaan: Drop it. Aur meri reports kahan hain? Dr.Kirti ne kaha tha ki unhone bhijawayin thi lekin yahan to nahi hain.
Ridhimaa: Haan wo reports mere locker me rakhi hui thi. Ye lo.
She hands him the reports which he takes without looking at her. Their hands touched for a fraction of second. Ridhimaa found his hand burning.
Armaan: (busy checking his reports) Hmm...
Ridhimaa: Armaan tumhe to bukhar ho raha hai.
Armaan: Nahi ho raha.
Ridhimaa: Ho raha hai.
Armaan: Tumne kya decide kar liya hai ki meri har baat ke opposite bolna hai?
Atul: (intervening) Guys stop. Main check karta hoon.
He places a hand on Armaan's forehead and quickly takes it off.
Atul: Tumhe to bahut tez fever hai. Tum Dr.Kirti ko keh kar aaj rest kar lo.
Armaan: Nahi. Main theek hoon.
He goes out, leaving the others staring at his back.
Armaan was to assist Dr.Shashank in the surgery. He did so, and assisted him well. After the surgery they came out and washed their hands. Armaan was now free.
Shashank: Well done Dr.Armaan.
Armaan: (smiling) Thank you sir.
Shashank: (beaming) Dr.Armaan I must say. Aap accident ke baad bhi itna mushkil operation kar sakte hain, ye to maine socha bhi nahi tha.
Armaan: Thanks again sir.
Shashank shook hands with him.
Shashank: (concerned) Armaan tumhara haath to bahut garam ho raha hai. Tumhe to high fever hai.
Armaan: (trying to flee from there) Wo sir...
Shashank: Tumne aaj rest kyun nahi kiya? Aur is haalat me hospital me... wo bhi surgery ke liye... jaante ho ye tumhare liye kitna fatal ho sakta hai? Fever me itna stress...
Armaan: (tentatively) Sir I am fine.
Shashank: Haan wo to dikh raha hai. Go. Get some medicine. Aur meri maano to ab tum ghar chale jao. Waise bhi ab free ho.
Armaan: Sir main medicine le leta hoon. Aap chinta mat kijiye.
He goes off.
Shashank: (mumbling to himself) Kamaal hai. Fever me bhi itna dedication...
Then he saw Ridhimaa running towards him.
Ridhimaa: (skidding to a halt beside her father) Papa!
Shashank: Kya hua? Tumhari duty khatm ho gayi?
Ridhimaa: Ji. Papa Armaan kahan hai?
Shashank: Wo to abhi surgery kar ke gaya hai.
Ridhimaa: Surgery! Papa use to bahut tez fever hai.
Shashank: Haan. Mujhe bhi operation khatm hone ke baad pata chala. Maine use medicine lene bhej diya hai. Ho sakta hai wo ghar chala gaya ho.
Ridhimaa turns to leave but Shashank called her.
Ridhimaa: Ji papa?
Shashank: Ridhimaa tum Armaan ko bataogi ya...
Ridhimaa: Papa kya faayda hoga batakar? Pyar zabardasti to nahi karwaya ja sakta na. Waise bhi ab main ye sab bhool jaana chahti hoon. Karan ne...
Shashank: Tum uski dhamki se mat daro. Wo kuch nahi kar sakta.
Ridhimaa: Papa. Main Armaan ke liye risk nahi le sakti. Aur ab to wo bhi bhool gaya hai...
She stopped as she saw Dr.Kirti coming towards them.
Kirti: Excuse me sir!
Ridhimaa: Main chalti hoon. Sab wait kar rahe honge.
She also goes off.
Ridhimaa was on her way to canteen to meet the others when she saw the door of the Fire Escape slightly open. She glanced inside and saw somebody sitting there with head on his knees. She had no difficulty in recognising who that person was. She came and sat near him. But he didn't look up. She was surprised.
Ridhimaa: (very slowly) Armaan!
There was no answer.
Ridhimaa: (louder) Armaan!
Yet Armaan didn't look up.
Ridhimaa: (shaking him) Armaan!
Armaan lifted his head with great effort. He was looking very weak. His eyes, which were swollen and red, widened on seeing Ridhimaa.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Tum theek to ho?
Armaan: (weakly) Haan.
Ridhimaa: (touching his forehead) Tumhe to abhi bhi high fever hai. Tumne dawai li?
Ridhimaa: Kyun? Ye lo dawai khao.
She gave him a tablet and a bottle of water.
Armaan: Mujhe nahi khani.
Ridhimaa: Kaise nahi khani?
She opens his mouth and forces the tablet in. Then she puts the bottle to his mouth and tips the water into his throat. Armaan was shocked and he gulped the water with difficulty.
Armaan: Ye kya badtamizi hai?
Ridhimaa: Jab kaam seedhi ungli se na ho to ungli tedhi karni padti hai.
Armaan: (scandalised) Very funny!
And he started looking towards the walls.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum mujhse gussa ho?
Armaan: Haan hoon. Any problem?
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum aisa kyun kar rahe ho? Apni haalat dekho. Itne bimaar ho fir bhi duty par aa gaye. Tum aise to nahi the Armaan.
Armaan: To kya tum aise thi? Mujhe nahi lagta ki Armaan Mallik ne ek aise insaan se dosti ki hogi jo usse jhooth bole. Tumhe to khud jhooth se nafrat thi, fir tumne mujhse jhooth kyun bola?
Ridhimaa: (surprised) Tumhe kaise pata mujhe jhooth se nafrat hai?
Armaan: Ye mere sawaal ka jawaab nahi. Tum batao tum mere saath aisa kyun kar rahi ho? Tumhe mujh par reham nahi aata? Tum baat baat par jhooth bol rahi ho ye jaante hue bhi ki tumhe jhooth bolna nahi aata. Har baar pakdi jaati ho. Fir bhi... Ridhimaa aisi kya baat hai jo tum mujhse chhupa rahi ho? Mujhe batao warna mera sir dard se phat jayega. Batao Ridhimaa. Please...
A strong man like Armaan was pleading before the delicate girl. Ridhimaa was not at all happy at seeing Armaan like this. She opened her mouth to say something.
Ridhimaa: (holding his burning hand into hers) Armaan. Tum jaanna chahte ho na ki maine tumse jhooth kyun bola? To suno. Aaj main tumhe sach batati hoon. Tumne theek socha Armaan. Main jaanti hoon ki tumne wo kangan kiske liye rakhe the. Mujhe ye bhi pata hai ki tumne wo tattoo kiske liye, kab aur kyun banwaya tha. Wo jo paayal thi wo bhi tumne kisi ke liye kharidi thi. Tum Kasauli bhi sirf ghoomne nahi gaye the.
Armaan: Wo to main tumhare kehne par...
Ridhimaa: Tumhe abhi bhi poori baat nahi pata hai. Infact poori baat tumhare aur mere alaawa aur koi nahi jaanta tha.
Armaan: (excitedly) To tum mujhe batao na...
Ridhimaa: Abhi nahi Armaan. Abhi tumhari tabiyat theek nahi hai.
Armaan: Tumne kaha tha ki tum mere ghar aaogi.
Ridhimaa: (calmly) Aaj nahi. Aaj tum ghar jaakar aaram karo. Kal Sunday hai. Kal main tumhare ghar aungi. Baaki baatein wahi hongi.
Ridhimaa: (smiling at him) Haan baba promise.
Armaan too smiled, though, weakly.
Ridhimaa: Armaan ab tum mujhse gussa to nahi ho na?
Armaan: (shrugging his shoulders) Pata nahi?
He looked at her and felt pity on her face which had drooped on his words.
Armaan: Nahi hoon main gussa. Waise basket main to sochta tha ki pata nahi kaise main tumse ladayi karta honga. Lekin ab mujhe pata chala ki tumse ladayi karne me to bahut maza aata hai.
Ridhimaa: Shut up!
Armaan: Sach Ridhimaa. Aur jab tum itne pyar se haath pakad kar manati ho to...
Ridhimaa: (with an angry glare and leaving his hand) Tum mujhse flirt karne ki koshish kar rahe ho?
Armaan: Koshish kahan? Main to flirt kar raha hoon.
Ridhimaa: To main bhi tumhe bata doon ki Ridhimaa Gupta itni asaani se haath me aane waali nahi hai.
Armaan: Haan tumse milne ke liye to Prime Minister se permission leni padegi na?
Ridhimaa: Prime Minister se to nahi lekin Papa se zaroor leni padegi.
Armaan: Mujhe maaf karo. Mujhme itni himmat nahi hai.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tum Papa se itna darrte kyun ho? Pata hai accident ke pehle bhi tum unse darte the. Tab to theek tha. Lekin ab to wo tumse kitne pyar se baat karte hain fir bhi...
Armaan: Pata nahi kyun mujhe kabhi kabhi unse bahut darr lagta hai.
Ridhimaa: Achha ab chalo. Sab log chale gaye honge. Aur tumhe manaane ki wajah se main bhi late ho gayi.
Armaan: Koi baat nahi main tumhe drop kar dunga. Ab kaafi better feel kar raha hoon.
Ridhimaa: Waise Armaan tum yahan aakar kyun baithe the?
Armaan: Pata nahi mujhe laga ki yahan koi nahi aata hoga.
Ridhimaa: Haan. Lekin mujhse bach ke rehna. Ye mera hideout hai... aur tumhara bhi tha.
In the car.
Armaan: Ridhimaa Friday ko tumhare ghar me maine ek photograph dekhi thi. Usme tumhari family thi aur tumhare mom-dad ki shaadi ho rahi thi. Dr.Shashank tumhare dad nahi hain na?
Ridhimaa stared at him.
Ridhimaa: Tumhe kaise pata chala?
Armaan: Wo jab main wo photo dekh raha tha to mujhe ek flash aaya. Shayad koi sapna. Jisme tum bahut ro rahi thi. Hum log Basketball ground me the. Tum mujhse keh rahi thi ki...
Ridhimaa: Ki wo mere papa nahi hain.
Armaan: Haan. Ye sach hai?
Ridhimaa: Haan. Aur ye baat meri family aur tumhare alaawa kisiko nahi pata.
Armaan: Mujhe kaise...
Ridhimaa: Pata nahi. Lekin jab mujhe pata chala tha tab tumne hi mujhe sambhala tha. Main mamma, papa dono se naaraaz thi. Tumne mujhe bataya tha ki papa se zyada mujhe aur kaun pyar kar paata. Fir abhi do mahine pehle hum sab ne mil kar mamma-papa ki shaadi kara di.
Armaan: Sach! Kitna maza aaya hoga na.
Ridhimaa: (smiling) Haan.
Armaan: Lo tumhara ghar aa gaya. Wo dekho tumhare pyare pyare papa yahan aa rahe hain. Agar unhone mujhe daanta to...
Ridhimaa: (laughing) Armaan!
They both step down from the car. Shashank rushed towards them.
Shashank: Ridhimaa! Tum aa gayi. Anjali ne kaha ki tum use Sanjeevani me kahin nahi mili to wo akele ghar aa gayi. Main bahut pareshaan ho raha tha.
Ridhimaa: (hugging him) Main to Sanjeevani me hi thi. Unhone mujhe pager kyun nahi kiya?
Shashank's gaze fell on Armaan.
Shashank: Armaan tum abhi tak ghar nahi gaye. Tumhari tabiyat bhi theek nahi hai aur tum is tarah... andar chalo dono log.
Armaan: Nahi sir. Main ghar jaunga.
Shashank: Armaan. Tum chalte ho ya...
Ridhimaa tugged at Armaan's sleeve.
Ridhimaa: Armaan chalo.
Armaan: (looking at her, scared) Par...
Shashank: (smiling) Armaan. Tumhe kisse darr lag raha hai?
Armaan: Aapse... I mean kisi se bhi nahi.
Ridhimaa giggled. Shashank held Armaan by his shoulders and brought him inside.
The others were sitting on the living room. Armaan, Ridhimaa and Shashank entered.
Anjali: Ridz. I am sorry. Main tumhe chodkar chali aayi.
Padma: Chalo koi baat nahi. Ridhimaa tum jakar fresh ho jao fir main khana lagati hoon.
Anjali: Armaan tum, yahan!
Armaan: Wo main...
Shashank: Armaan Ridhimaa ko chodne aaya tha aur bahar se hi ja raha tha. Main pakad ke le aaya.
Nani: Bahut achha kiya. Armaan beta ab tumhari tabiyat kaisi hai? Anjali bata rahi thi ki tumhe bukhar hai.
Armaan: (hugging her) Main theek hoon.
Anjali: Armaan tumhari aur Ridz ki ladayi khatm ho gayi?
Padma: Kya? Tum logon me fir se ladayi hui thi? Tum log aakhir kab sudhroge?
Anjali, Shashank: (together) Kabhi nahi.
Nani: Padma beta. Jaldi se khana lagao.
Armaan: Ab main chalta hoon.
Padma: Armaan! Tum khaana khaye bina nahi jaoge.
Armaan: Nahi aunty. Main ghar me kha lunga.
Anjali: Achha. Ab tum is haalat me waapas ghar jaakar khaana khaoge? Aur tumhe ho kya gaya hai? Hum sab se itne formal kaise ho gaye?
Nani: (calling from inside) Chalo bachchon. Khana lag gaya. Ridhimaa, Armaan, Anjali. Chalo jaldi aao.
Armaan gazed helplessly at the others, but they did not relent. They all went to the dining table. Ridhimaa was already sitting there. Armaan went and sat near her. All started eating.
Armaan: Wow! Aaloo ke parathe!
Nani: Tumhari favourite dish hai na?
Armaan: Haan. Aapko kaise pata?
Padma: Kyunki tum jab bhi yahan aate ho to aloo ka paratha zaroor khaate ho.
Armaan: Main aap logon ke yahan khana khata hoon?
Nani: Ye tumhara ghar nahi hai? Jab hum sab tumse Ridhimaa aur Anjali jitna pyar karte hain to ye bhi to tumhara ghar hi hua na.
Armaan: Haan bilkul. Waise ye banaye kisne hain?
Anjali: Aaj to mom ne banaye hain. Ridzi ne banaye hote to tum fauran pehchaan jaate. Ridz itne achhe parathe banati hai ki man karta hai khate jao.
Armaan: Achha... basket ko khana banana bhi aata hai?
Nani: Aur kya? Meri bachchi ko sab kuch aata hai.
Armaan: Mujhe bhi ek bahut achhi dish banani aati hai.
Ridhimaa: Haan. Pata hai. Besan ke laddoo. Lekin pata nahi unka shape kyun nahi aata tchh...tchh...
Armaan: Shape nahi to taste to aata hai. Kabhi banaunga to khilaunga...
Ridhimaa: Tum khila chuke ho. Sach me bahut achhe bane the.
Armaan: (happily) Sach? Tumhe achhe lage?
Ridhimaa: Bilkul. Duniya ka aathwan ajooba the. Achhe to lagne hi the.
Shashank: Ridhimaa. Bas karo warna ladayi fir se shuru ho jaayegi. Waise bhi tum log dining table par bahut ladte ho.
Ridhimaa: Sorry papa.
Next day at basketball court at 6:30 a.m. Armaan was alone there practising. The kids were not coming there as it was Sunday. He was enjoying totally and was feeling much better today. Ridhimaa came there jogging and sat down on the steps of the court, tired. She hadn't seen Armaan. Just then Armaan aimed a goal and the ball landed on Ridhimaa's head.
Armaan: Bull's eye!
Ridhimaa turned around and saw Armaan. Both were happy on seeing each other. Ridhimaa stood up and came towards him.
Ridhimaa: Hmm... tum kabhi nahi sudhroge.
Ridhimaa: Matlab tumhe mere sir par ball maarne me bahut maza aata hai na? Aaj tak teen baar maar chuke ho.
Armaan: To basket, ho jaaye ek match? One on One?
Ridhimaa: Done! Lekin soch lo. Tum aaj tak scores level nahi kar paaye ho.
Armaan: Let's see.
The match begun. Both scored twice each. Armaan was impressed with Ridhimaa. In his memory, this was the first time, he had found his equal, that too a girl. Just then Ridhimaa's mobile rung. The match stopped.
Ridhimaa: (panting) Hello! Ji Papa... Nahi wo match khel rahi thi... Armaan ke saath... ji bol dungi... ji abhi aa rahi hoon... Bye.
She looked up to find Armaan making faces like a disappointed child.
Armaan: Ye kya baat hui? Abhi to match chal raha tha.
Ridhimaa: (smiling) Armaan. Papa ne bulaya hai. Aaj waise bhi mujhe der ho gayi hai. Dekho saat baj rahe hain.
Armaan: Hmmm... Ridhimaa tum sach me bahut achha khelti ho.
Ridhimaa: (turning up fake collar) I know. Armaan papa ne kaha hai ki main tumhe bhi lekar aaun. Chalo.
Ridhimaa: Ghar aur kahan?
Armaan: Tumhare ghar, kyun?
Ridhimaa: Breakfast ke liye.
Armaan: Kyun main apne ghar par breakfast nahi kar sakta kya?
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Mom, papa, nani, di sab tumhari itni fikr karte hain fir bhi tum hume apna nahi samajhte. Pehle to tum aaram se hum sab ko apna parivaar samajh kar aa jaate the. Sab tumse itna pyar karte hain aur tum bahane banate rehte ho.
Armaan: Sach me sab mujhse itna pyar karte hain? Tum logon ko bura nahi lagega ki main itni baar tumhare ghar aata hoon?
Ridhimaa: Nahi Armaan. Tumhe kitni bar samjhana padega? Hum sabko khushi hoti hai jab tum hume apna samajh kar ghar aate ho. Pata hai kabhi kabhi mujhe lagta hai ki Nani to tumhe mujhse bhi zyada pyar karti hain.
Armaan: (smiling) Achha! Agar aisi baat hai to chalo.
During the breakfast.
Armaan: Pata hai. Mujhe koi idea hi nahi tha ki sab mujhse itna pyar karte honge. I am so grateful...
Padma: Armaan tum thappad khaoge?
Armaan: Agar aapne banaya hoga to zaroor khaunga.
Armaan: Arrey sach me. Agar Dr.Shashank aapse pyar na karte hote to main unki jagah khud hi aapse shaadi kar leta.
Shashank: (shocked) Tumhe... tumhe pata hai... ki main... tumhe kisne bataya?
Armaan: Wo Friday ko baahar aapki family photograph dekhte hue mujhe kuch flashes aaye the. Fir maine Ridhimaa se poochkar confirm kiya.
Shashank: (relieved) Oh! Lagta hai tumhari memory jaldi hi waapas aa jayegi.
Armaan: Kaash aisa ho jaaye.
Anjali: Armaan. Tumhe sach me kuch yaad nahi?
Armaan: Pata nahi. Raat me kuch flashes to aate hain. Pata nahi wo sapne hain ya fir meri zindagi ke bhoole hue pal?
Anjali: Achha kaise kaise flashes aate hain?
Armaan: (remembering) Kabhi dekhta hoon ki main apni jeep me ja raha hoon. Saamne ek bachha khelte hue aata hai. Main right side se mudkar nikal sakta tha... lekin... lekin pata nahi kyun main apni jeep left side me modkar road se utaar deta hoon. Shayad ye meri accident se pehle ki memory hai.
Nani: Haan. Ho sakta hai.
Armaan: Lekin mujhe samajh me nahi aaya ki main jaan boojhkar apna accident kyun karwaunga. Well... leave it. Waise kal ka flash bahut, bahut bura tha.
A shiver ran down his spine as he remembered it.
Anjali: Kyun? Tumne kya dekha?
Armaan: Maine dekha ki... ki...
He looked at Ridhimaa, who was trying hard to hide her emotions.
Padma: (holding Armaan's hand) Batao Armaan.
Armaan: Maine dekha ki... ki Ridhimaa hospital ke bed par leti hai... uski aankhen band hain. Neuro machines uske brain ke vibrations show kar rahi hain. Main uske pass baitha hoon aur use bula raha hoon. Lekin...
He shivered again. Then he looked at the others, all of whom had shocked faces.
Padma: Ye sach hai. Kuch hafton pehle Ridhimaa ka major nervous breakdown hua tha.
Armaan stared at Ridhimaa.
Armaan: (in a worried tone) Par... kaise... kyun? Aur tumne mujhe bataya bhi nahi.
Ridhimaa: (making her voice steady) Chodo na Armaan in choti choti baaton ko. Jo ho gaya wo ho gaya. Ab dekho. Main tuhare saamne hoon, ekdum fit and fine.
Armaan: Choti choti baaten? Ye choti choti baaten hain?
Ridhimaa: Nahi. Ye to itni badi baat hai jis par third world war ho jaaye. Hai na?
They all laugh.
Armaan: (standing up) Achha. Ab main chalta hoon. Thanks for the breakfast. Lekin agli baar jab main yahan par kuch khaunga to wo Ridhimaa-made hona chahiye. Main bhi to dekhun ise kuch banana wanana aata bhi hai ya nahi.
Armaan looks jokingly at Ridhimaa, who glares at him.
Armaan: To basket! Chal rahi ho?
Ridhimaa: Papa main jaun?
Shashank: Haan jao.
Ridhimaa: Di aap bhi chalo na.
Anjali: Main thodi der baad aa jaungi. Atul, Rahul aur Muskaan ko bhi bula loongi. Fir sab log kahin ghoomne chalenge.
Ridhimaa: Haan. Theek hai. Kyun Armaan?
Ridhimaa knew he was not happy. But she did not want to be alone with him, at his house.
Ridhimaa: Chalo Armaan.
Armaan hugged Padma, Nani and Anjali. Then he moved out with Ridhimaa.
In the car. Armaan was not talking to Ridhimaa.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Kya hua? Tum kuch bol kyun nahi rahe?
Armaan: Tumhe mujh par vishwas nahi hai na?
Ridhimaa: Tumne aisa kaise soch liya?
Armaan: Tumne Anjali ko kyun chalne ko kaha? Jab tum jaanti ho ki main akele me tumse baat karna chahta hoon?
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Main akele tumhare ghar jaati, kya achha lagta? Aur waise bhi itne din ho gaye. Hum sab kahin outing par nahi gaye. Maine socha ki aaj kahin chalte hain. Agar tumhe nahi jaana to main abhi Di ko phone kar deti hoon...
Armaan: Nahi. Aisi baat nahi hai. Mujhe to bas laga ki shayad tum mere saath akele aane se darr rahi ho. I thought you didn't trust me. Shayad tumhe mujhpar, mere character par vishwas na ho.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Agar aisa hota to main tumhare saath aati hi kyun? Mujhe pata hai tum bahut achhe insaan ho. Tumne kitni baar meri jaan bachai hai bina apni parwaah kiye hue. Aajkal aise log bahut kam hi hote hain. Mujhe tum par khud se zyada vishwas hai.
The words were out of her mouth before she could stop them. Armaan looked at her.
Armaan: Kya kaha tumne?
Ridhimaa: Maine... maine kya galat kaha? Dosti me vishwas aur bharosa hona bahut zaroori hai.
Armaan: Haan. Lekin pata hai, jahan vishwas hota hai wahin vishwasghaat bhi hota hai. Ye mera personal experience hai.
Ridhimaa: Mujhe pata hai. Lekin mujhe ye bhi pata hai ki tum kabhi kisi ko dhokha nahi doge. Aur waise bhi bina vishwaas ke koi rishta nahi ban sakta.
Armaan: Ye baat to hai.
He stopped his jeep in front of his flat. They both step down and Armaan opened the door of his house. They both enter and Armaan puts on the light.
Ridhimaa: (appreciating) Tumhara ghar to bahut sundar hai.
Armaan: Tum yahan pehle kabhi nahi aayi?
Armaan: Haan to kahan chalein? Living room me ya... ek kaam karo. Tum terrace par jao. Main tumhare liye coffee bana kar laata hoon.
Ridhimaa: Theek hai. Mere liye sugar: 1 teaspoon.
Armaan: OK. Terrace ke liye gym area se right side par jo stairs hain wahaan se rasta hai.
Ridhimaa goes and Armaan makes the coffee. Then he takes the two cups and moves up to the terrace. Ridhimaa was looking at the flowers. She too was looking like a flower herself in the midst of all those flowers.
Ridhimaa came up to him. They both sit at the boundary of the terrace.
Ridhimaa: Yahan se view kitna achha hai.
Armaan: Haan. Ridhimaa pata hai, waise to tum par saare colours suit karte hai lekin red suit me tum red rose ki tarah lagti ho.
Ridhimaa: (blushing) Thanks.
They both sip the coffee.
Ridhimaa: Armaan tumne apna bank account check kiya?
Armaan: Nahi to. Kyun?
Ridhimaa: Wo CM se jo tumhe cheque mila tha wo tumne bank me deposit karwaya tha.
Armaan: Achha kitne ka tha?
Ridhimaa: Shayad 5 lacs.
Armaan: What? Lekin main iska karunga kya? Mere paas to waise bhi bahut paise hain.
Ridhimaa: Ye to tum hi jaano.
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Tumne kaha tha ki tum mujhe sab sach sach bataogi. To batao na please!
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan's eager face and took a deep breath.
Ridhimaa: Haan Armaan maine kaha tha ki main sab bataungi. Lekin tum ye sab jaan kar kya karoge?
Armaan: Mujhe bhi jaanna hai ki meri zindagi me kya hua hai.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Agar tumhe koi baat nahi batayi ja rahi to ho sakta hai iske peeche koi reason ho. Wo tumhare bhale ke liye hi hai.
Armaan: Ridhimaa! Tumne promise kiya tha...
Ridhimaa: To suno. Armaan tumhe pata hai ki in pichle kuch mahino me tum kyun badal gaye? Kiski wajah se?
Armaan: Wo... wo main... I think ki shayad mujhe kisi se... I mean main itna to kewal usi insaan ke liye change ho sakta hoon jisse...
Ridhimaa: Haan Armaan. Tumhe kisi se pyar ho gaya tha.
Armaan jumped up.
Ridhimaa: Armaan wo kangan, wo payal, sab usi ladki ke liye tha. Infact, tum usi ki wajah se Sanjeevani chodkar chale gaye the. Usne tumhe bahut galat samjha. Wo tattoo bhi tumne usi ke liye karwaya tha. Tum usse bahut pyar karte the.
Armaan: Kaun... kisse? Kaun hai wo?
Ridhimaa: Tumhe sach me wo yaad nahi?
Armaan: Nahi. Mujhe to koi aur yaad nahi. Bas tumhare hi flashes aate hain.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... wo... wo ladki tumhare aur tumhare pyar ke layak nahi hai. Usne tumko bahut dukh diye.
Ridhimaa: Armaan meri baat suno. Wo kangan aur payal tumne us ladki ko diye the. Tum usse engagement bhi karna chahte the. Lekin jis din tumhara accident hua, usi din us ladki ne tumhara dil tod diya. Usne wo kangan aur payal tumhare muh par de maari. Wo tumse... wo tumse pyar nahi karti.
Armaan: Ridhimaa. Kaun hai wo? Kya mera pyar itna kamzor tha ki main use bhool gaya?
Ridhimaa: Armaan tumhara pyar kamzor nahi tha, balki wahi ladki tumhare pyar ke kaabil nahi thi. Usne tumse saare rishte tod liye. Ab wo nahi chahti ki tum uski life me dubara interfere karo. Wo jahan bhi hai khush hai.
Armaan: Usne mera dil tod diya? Pehli baar main kisi ladki ke liye itna serious hua aur usse bhi dhokha mila. Chalo achha hai ki mujhe kuch yaad nahi warna aaj main bilkul tootkar bikhar gaya hota.
Ridhimaa: Chalo tumhe samajh me to aaya. Ab tum apni life fir se shuru kar sakte ho. Tumhari kismat me zaroor usse better ladki hogi.
Armaan: Haan. Thanks Ridhimaa. Mujhe ye sab batane ke liye. Warna main pata nahi kya kya sochta rehta. Are you sure wo ladki ab mujhse pyar nahi karti?
Ridhimaa: Armaan maine kaha na. Tum meri baat nahi maanoge?
Armaan: Sorry. Lekin kya tum bata sakti ho uska naam kya tha?
Ridhimaa: K... k... kyun?
Armaan: Aise hi. Apni girlfriends ki list me likhunga.
Ridhimaa: Armaan. Main tumhe uska naam nahi bataungi. Bas itna jaan lo ki uska naam R se shuru hota tha.
Ridhimaa: (scared) Kya?
Armaan: Ridhimaa tum mujhe bewkoof samajhti ho? Itna to mujhe bhi pata hai. Jab tattoo me AR likha hai to it's obvious... Waise ek baat batao, wo ladki mujhse door hokar khush to hogi na?
Ridhimaa shivered. Due to this, she lost her balance and slipped from the boundary of the terrace. Armaan was quick enough to grab her hand before she could tumble down.
Armaan: (shouting) Ridhimaa!
He gave a great pull and Ridhimaa straightened, and due to the force of the pull, got jammed on Armaan's chest. Her heartbeats increased. She could feel Armaan's heart thumping loudly beside hers. She tried to remove herself but felt a tug at her hair. Some strands of her hair had got stuck in the button of Armaan's shirt.
He pulled her hair gently free from the button. Then he jumped down from the boundary and also helped Ridhimaa to come down.
Ridhimaa: (looking down from the terrace and shivering) Thank God!
Armaan: Thank God nahi thank Armaan. Bachaya to maine tha.
Ridhimaa: Achha baba. Thank you.
Armaan: Tum fir bhool gayi. No sorry and no thank you in friendship.
Ridhimaa: Achha ab neeche chalo. Baaki sab aate hi honge.
As they move downstairs, Ridhimaa glanced in a room. It was in total mess.
Ridhimaa: Ye store room hai?
Armaan: (affronted) Nahi ye mera bedroom hai.
Ridhimaa: Kya? Tumne isko kab se saaf nahi kiya?
Armaan: Pata nahi. Apni memory me to kabhi nahi.
Ridhimaa enters inside.
Ridhimaa: Chalo meri help karo ise saaf karne me.
They both tidy the room. After fifteen, hectic minutes, the room was cleaned up. Ridhimaa pointed to some articles which she had kept on the floor.
Ridhimaa: Ye basket ball aur dumb bells yahan kyun hain? Jao inhe gym area me rakh kar aao. Main thodi der living room me baithti hoon. Aur haan jab aana to apni shirt bhi change karte aana. Bahut gandi ho rahi hai.
Armaan: (bowing) Jo hukm.
And he leaves. Ridhimaa goes and sits in the living room. Ridhimaa was tired. She rested her back against the pouffe and closed her eyes. When Armaan came back after changing his shirt (now wearing a red one), he saw Ridhimaa, probably asleep on the pouffe. He came and sat infront of her and he too closed his eyes. Armaan could not understand his feelings towards Ridhimaa. She seemed so close to his heart as if he knew her for ages. He had never felt like this for anybody. He had now got to know that he had loved someone. Someone whom he didn't even remember. He was very confused. Ridhimaa was one person, who seemed to know him most in the world. He had never liked girls who were so homely, but, surprisingly, Ridhimaa had slowly made her way into his heart. Armaan dreft into a dream, where, he and Ridhimaa were alone on a small island, and he was proposing his love to her, in a truly filmi style.
Armaan ki zindagi me ek aur shakhs aayega...
Kya Armaan apne pehle pyar ko pehchaan paayega?
Muhabbt Ki Raahon Me kya milege Ridhimaa aur Armaan...
Jaanne ke liye padhte rahiye ye pyar bhari daastaan!
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