Hello and namaste to everyone on the blog.. I am a silent reader of the blog who used to come on the blog almost everyday and read the FFs.. I would very happy whenever Lovy would post MKRM or JDM.. I am still reading all the FFs and will not read them.. I has completely become a family for me.. THE ONLY FAMILY WHICH I HAVE.. Though I have a family.. which have a MOM ..a DAD but I am really alone!!
Friends I would like to share my experiences..my happiness.. my sadness and in one word.. i would like to share my LIFE with you guys! Please allow me to do so.. I cant tell it to anyone because neither my mom.. nor my dad is friendly with me.. And nor do I have a brother or Sister.. I hope you people help me come out of this tensioned life and find happy moments for ever.. Please allow me to tell about my life and make me go about it.. Please..!!!
I have a name.. but could not enclose it.. I will be happy if you guys give me a name.. Please.. treat me as a family.. please!
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Saturday, August 8
Hello and namaste to everyone on the blog.. I am a silent reader of the blog who used to come on the blog almost everyday and read the FFs.. I would very happy whenever Lovy would post MKRM or JDM.. I am still reading all the FFs and will not read them.. I has completely become a family for me.. THE ONLY FAMILY WHICH I HAVE.. Though I have a family.. which have a MOM ..a DAD but I am really alone!!
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One Shot Story: 'My Cruel Fate'
This is the first time i've ever written a story...n i thought of posting it on this blog so plz do read n comment.....
note:This is a complete story and it has no link to the serial DMG!n i'll post it in 2 parts
It was a dark winter night.clouds gathered in the sky,hiding the stars. cold winds made me shiver as i sat on my bed near the window,thinking!
Thinking abt wht was going on!Thinking abt whr life was taking me!Thinking abt wht decision to take even though it was nt in my hands......i could do nothing abt it!
I am 19 years of age and hav completd my 2nd year......my name is ADITI.....ADITI SHARMA.and this is my story....i've always had a dream of becoming a doctor!i used to tell everyone abt how determined i was to fulfill this dream of mine!whnever i had a fight wid any kid in our town,as everyone knows kids are always so inocent,i used to say tht kid 'JAB MEN DOCTOR BANU GI TO SAB SE PEHLE TUMHE INJECTION LAGAON GI!!we kids used to visit each other's house and play daily...and the only game i'd love to play was DOCTER DOCTER,in wch i would be the docter along wid some more gals.the others used to be nurses,wardboys,receptionist and patients....i used to enjoy this game alot.this game always made me even more determined to become a doctor.it was my one and only dream!
Life has always been wonderful for me until my 19th birthday,when i came to know about the circumstances i'd hav to face in the coming days!!'It was my 19th birthday i woke up early in the morning.i was very happy.my mother was as usual the 1st one 2 wish me.she had made my favourite 'KHEER' for breakfast.every one in our area knew me very well each one wished and praised me alot! i was xtra polite to everyone as i had decided tht i wud nt hav a fight wid anyone today!the day went on smoothly and in the evening everyone came to my house for celebrating the event!it was nt a big party just a small celebration!i cut the cake n v all ate it wid some other eatables prepared by my mother.they wr all my favourites.i got many presents from everyone all ths fun made me very happy soon the party was over along wid my happiness,everyone had left whn my mom suddenly hugged me and started crying leaving me completely shocked
Me: kya hua ma?ap ro kyun rahi hain?ye achanak.....abhi to aap itni khush thi to fir?....
Mom:(holding my face she kissed my forehead)Kitni badi ho gai meri bachchi!!.....abhi to itni si thi.......kuch he dino men mujhe chor kar...........(suddenly stops)
Mom: kuch nai!tum thak gai hogi ja ke aaram karlo!
Me: nai ma main theek hoon..........ap boliye na kya keh rai thi ap?..........men ap ko chor kar kahan jaon gi?
Mom: wo main..........tum wo......(suddenly my father called her)
Mom:AAYI!......dekho beti tum ja kar aaram karo men chalti hoon.......
Me: lekin ma!(but she left ignoring me)Masi ma kya kehrai thi?apko kuch pata hai iss bare men?
Masi who was standing there throughout,came to me and said
Masi: Aditi beti...sab tumse ye baat kab se chupa rahe hain kyunki tumhare papa ne abhi tumhe kuch bhi batane se mana kiya tha!............lekin mujhe nai lagta ke ye baat tumse chupani chahiye........balke men samajhti hoon ke tumhen ye pata hona chahiye ke.......
''KUCH DINO MEN TUMHARI SHAADI HONE WAALI HAI ADITI!!''
Me: KYA????.......par aisa kaise ho sakta hai?'SHAADI' itni jaldi.....aj he to men 19 saal ki hui hoon abhi to mujhe parhai puri karni hai, DOCTOR banna hai meri shaadi itni jaldi kaise ho sakti hai?......papa aisa kaise kar sakte hain?unhen to pata haina ke mujhe doctor banna hai.....phir wo...!!??
Masi: main janti hoon beti par tumhare papa thode purane khayalat ke hain wo ye nai samajhte......wo kehte hain ke tum ab badi ho gai ho is liye jitna jaldi shaadi karwa di jaye utna acha hai!!
Me: par kyun?(almost at tears)
Masi: wo darte hain ke kahin tum......wo.....beti ye umar he aisi hai jis men kadam phisalte der nai hoti.......iss umar men pyaar hojana aam baat hai!!!waise bhi kafi dafa logon se ye baaten suni hain......ladkiyan aire gaire ladkon ke saath bhag kar shaadi karke apni zindagi to barbaad kar hi deti hain aur saath he parivaar ki bhi buht badnami hoti hai!!isliye tumhare papa tumhari jaldi shaadi karwa rahe hain!!
Me: (already in tears but now in complete shock) KYA? papa mujhe aisa samajhte hain?
kya wo nai jaante ke men unse kitna pyaar karti hoon......masi men kabhi koi aisa kaam nai karoongi jis se hamaare parivaar ki badnami ho....aj mujhe pata chala ke papa ko mujhpe kitna bharosa hai...!!
Fully heart-broken, i ran to my room before Masi could say anything!
i layed on my bed and started crying.
Me: papa aisa kyun kar rahe hain?wo jante hain na ke mujhe doctor banne ka kitna shauk hai.....kya unhe mujhpe zara bhi yakeen nai hai?.......men to khud pyaar se door bhagti hoon..aj tak kisi ladke se baat bhi nai ki maine........wo mere baare men aisa soch bhi kaise sakte hain....wo mere saath aisa kaise kar sakte hain??............NAI! men aisa nahi hone doongi.....men shaadi nai karoongi.........par men kya karoon....papa ko kya boloon aur kaise?unhe to lagta hai ke mujhe iss baare men kuch nai pata!!
For some time i said nothing.just wept...
but soon i started consoling myself
Me: To kya hua agar papa tumhari shaadi karwa rahe hain?waise bhi ek na ek din to shaadi honi hi haina!!Aditi......dekh itna upset mat ho..papa ne decision liya hai to soch samajh kar he liya hoga na....waise bhi doctor to tu issliye banna chahti thi ta ke apni family ka naam roshan karsake..........naam roshan nai karsaki to kya hua kam se kam badnaam karne se to bach jayegi na.......aur....aur....hosakta hai ke future men aisa kuch hone bhi waala tha jis se God tujhe bacha rahe hain......kyunki ma ne kaha tha na ke 'God jo bhi karte hain hamare bhale ke liye he karte hain jo hamen baad men pata chalta hai'.dekhna iss men bhi kuch na kuch acha zaroor hoga!(wiping my tears)ab rona band kar aur so jao!
i said all this to convince myself but i knew i was'nt satisfied.I closed my eyes trying to forget all of ths and hav some sleep but could'nt.I tried hard but it seemed tht my sleep was far away from me....soon my eyes started itching, i rubbed thm hard.I felt as if my eyes were punishing me to ever dream of something n tht too regarding my future,my career,the dream wch i had been dreaming from soo long.Whnever i closed my eyes i culd see my dream being shattered into tiny pieces in front of me.It was a restless night.....however i managed to sleep till 3:00.
In the morning, my sleep was disturbed by mother
Mom:Aditi beti utho.......dekho to zara kaun aya hai?
I woke up hesitantly to find Reem!
Me: Reem tum!? itni subah subah kaise aana hua?
Reem: 'subah subah'? madam zara uth kar time to dekhlo 12 baje hain.Tumhari subah 12 baje hoti hai?
Me: nai wo actually....kal raat ko buht der se soyi thi to........
Me: yaar neend hi nai aarahi thi!
Mom: Reem beta tum kuch lo gi chai...coffee?
Me: ma mere liye bhi!
Mom: acha tum dono batein karo men abhi lati hoon!(she leaves the room closing the door behind her)
Reem: kya baat hai Aditi tumhari aankhen kyun itni num hain?
Now this Reem is my BEST FRIEND! whom i share my thoughts n feelings with.....we know everything abt each other.she always helps me in all my troubles n i help her in hers.....i always feel alot better whn sharing my thoughts with her coz i know i can always rely on her.she belongs to a rich family and wants to serve it by becoming an interior designer.she has been with me since i was in 8th class and has all the qualities one would like a best friend to hav like sweet caring sharing etc....
Reem: bolo na Aditi chup kyun ho......tell me whts the problem maybe i can help!
Me: no Reem i guess u cant! not ths time.
Reem: par hua kya?
I told her everything without any hesitation....
Reem: WHAT!!!uncle aisa kaise kar sakte hain?
Me: kal tak men bhi yehi sawaal kar rahi thi....
Reem:Aditi....!!(in a low tune showing sympathy) IDEA!!(suddenly brightening up)men Uncle se baat karoon?
Me: nai yaar! ab tak to unhe ye bhi nai pata ke men ye sab jaanti hoon!
Reem: To ab tu ne kya socha hai?
Me: sochna kya hai karna to wahi parega jo papa chahte hain.
Reem:KYA? to tum shaadi karlogi?
Me:han! aur kya kar sakti hoon.
Reem: lekin tumhara sapna.....to become a doctor?
Me: DOCTOR? wo kya hota hai?(in a sad voice indicating something wch she clearly understood)
Reem: OH ADITI!!! i feel so sorry for u!tum kaise apne dad ke liye apna itna bada sapna bhulane ko tayar ho.......Its not gud to be tht sweet......kyunki bhale hi tumhare dad tumse khush honge but tum khush nai reh paogi.....
Me: dad mujhse khush honge to mere liye wahi kafi hai!wese bhi iss dunya men buht logon ki arrange marriages hoti hai mein pehli nai hoon!!
Reem: u r soo nice Aditi! pata hai agar men hoti to apne career ke saath kabhi compramise nai karti!NEVER!
Me: ya!Aditi aur Reem men kuch to farak hona chahiye na!
Just thn mother came with our cups of coffee
Mom: ye lo beta tumhari coffee(handing a cup to Reem)
I moved my hand forward to take my cup.
Mom: nai Aditi pehle ja kar mu dho lo....
Reem: acha aunty ab men chalti hoon!
Mom: arey Reem beta itni jaldi! thodi der ruk jao na.
Reem: nai aunty mujhe coaching classes ke liye der ho rahi hai....main chalti hoon.......bye ADITI!(whispering to me) take care han!
Me: bye Reem!(she left)
For the nxt few days i remained in my own world,in my own thoughts.
3 days later.
Mom: er...Aditi wo tumhe tumhare papa bularahe hain.
Me: ji men mu dhokar jati hoon.
After washing my face n brushing my teeth i went downstairs for breakfast.
It was mutton curry for breakfast.I was sitting next to my father.every1 was present at the table mom,dad,me n masi.Thr was silence for some time,i was completely lost in my thoughts as usual,thn finally father spoke up.
Dad: Aditi beti tumhe Nikhil yaad hai?
Me: NIKHIL.........er kaun....papa?(trying to remember)
Dad: arey tum Nikhil ko bhool gai!tumhara bachpan ka dost Nikhil mere dost Ramesh ka beta!
Me: OH! WOH! par papa aj achanak uski yaad kaise aagai apko?
Dad: woh london se wapas aagaya hai.parhayi poori karke....ab wo yahaan apne papa ka business sambhale ga.....aur pata hai shehar ke sabse bade automobile company MEHRA automobiles ka maalik hai Ramesh aur ab wahi business Nikhil sambhale ga!(trying to sound very interesting)
Me:(roughly) acha! to?
Dad: tumhe buht khush rakhega!
By now i completely understood wht he was talking abt.but i remained silent,staring at him like a dummy!
Dad: maine rishte ki baat karli hai aur wo kal ghar aarahe hain!
He got up from his chair and left the dining room.
I went to my room and laid on the bed and started weeping,wid his words rolling all over my head!
The whole day i kept thinking abt wht i would do?
''Wht would i say to him? HEY! wht if i tell him to reject me? he could help me!he was my friend anyway!but it would be wrong!wht reason would i give him? HEY!!! W8 a second...jab mein 3 saal ki thi tab woh 1st std men tha tht means abhi woh....HEYYY....Abhi woh mujhse "4 SAAL BARA HOGA!!" Matlab 24!! aur men 19??
oh shit!!papa ye ap kya kar rahe ho??(i wept)mere paas koi choice nai hai......men papa ko mana nai kar sakti...agar unhe lagta hai ke men aur Nikhil saath khush rahenge to ho sakta hai aisa hi ho....aur Nikhil aur men bachpan se saath hain.wo mera dost bhi hai....(awkwardly)thoda bada hai.....er... par kya farq pardta hai?its ok na!!''
I was in these thoughts the whole day and slept late in the night AGAIN!
Dad: ''ADITI BETI ZARA DEKHO TO KAUN AAYA HAI''
Me: AAYI PAPA!
I went downstairs to the living room to find a handsome young guy in a red high-neck with a jacket made of blue 'jeans cloth' and a blue jeans,sitting on the sofa with a glass of cold drink in his hands wch was served by my mother...and his parents sitting nxt to him.......they all looked at me but i blankly stared at the guy!thn looking at my parents who were sitting on the other sofa with my masi...
Me: papa apne mujhe bulaya!
Dad: han beti. aao betho...
I went n sat next to my masi n kept staring at the guy n his parents.
Dad: Ramesh ye hai meri beti.......ADITI!
I now came to know who these people were.......
''to ye hai Nikhil!''i said to myself.Nikhil looked at me and smiled.i suddenly got nervous and moved my eyes from him to elsewhr!
Dad: Aditi ye Ramesh hai mera dost,unki biwi aur unka beta Nikhil.wese tum dono ko ek doosre se introduce karwaane ki zaroorat to hai nai(now talking to both of us)bhai bachpan se jaante ho ek doosre ko.......kyu Ramesh?
Ra: Han bilkul!
Me: Ap log kya lenge chai coffee?Ramesh uncle....Swati aunty....errr....Nikhil?
Ra: beti garma garam chai bana lao.......bhala hum bhi dekhen hamari hone wali bahu chai kaisi banati hai!
I smiled awkwardly hearing the words ''HONE WALI BAHU'' and went towards the kitchen.i checked throughly whether the tea was perfect in everything.Frankly i dint want to marry b4 but now tht i could'nt do anything abt THAT,i wanted to impress my-would-be-in-laws!
I took the tea and served it to thm.thn quitely sat next to Masi.Suddenly everyone turned quite.Me and Nikhil were both absent-minded and failed to notice the silent eye conversation going on between the others.thn suddenly:
Dad: Aditi beti tum Nikhil ko apna ghar nai dikhao gi?
Ra: han han Nikhil beta jao jao Aditi ke saath ghar dekh kar aao....jao!
We got up nd i led him out of the living room and showed him around.He was silent for along time until we went to my room
Me: aur ye mera bedroom hai!
Nik: Tumhara room to buht acha hai!
This was the 1st place in the house tht he had commented on!
Me: Thanks!Isse mene khud decorate kiya hai!(proudly wid a smile)
Nik: oh wow!aur ye pics?(pointing on the walls wid more thn a dozen pics on each wall!)
Me: ye sab bhi meri he pics hain...bachpan se lekar aj tak ki khubsurat yaaden!
Nik: Ek baat kahoon!
Nik: UR BEAUTIFUL!
Me:(nervous n shy)Thnx!
Nik: hmm...to men bet jeet gaya......han?
Nik: yaad hai jab men parhai ke liye london ja raha tha to mene tumse kaha tha ke tum mujhe bhool jaogi......par tumne bade confidence se kaha tha ke 'NAHI NIKHIL MEN TUMHE KABHI NAI BHOOLUN GI!!' mujhe to kya tum to bet ke bare men bhi bhool gai(laughs)
Me: tumse kisne kaha ke men tumhe bhool gai thi?
Nik: jis tarha tum neche aakar ITNI der tak mujhe strangers ki tarha ghoor rahi thi men tabhi samajh gaya tha ke men bet jeet gaya hoon!(slightly slapping my cheek)
Me:Ya ur rite! Tum jeet gaye.
Nik: hmm......toh humari shaadi hone wali hai(a long pause thn lukin at me seriously)Tum khush ho?
Nik:(laughs)shaadi se pehle har ladki ka yahi confusion hota hai.dun worry agar shaadi nai karni to boldo.i wont mind!
Me:(thinking deeply)er...nai Nikhil aisi koi baat nai hai!
Nik:to tumne parhai kahan tak ki?
I was shocked at ths question coz tht meant father dint tell him abt it!
I felt ashamed and even more nervous n confused as to wht reply should i give now..........only 2nd year!!!thts it?? i dint wanna talk abt it but i had to say something.
Fortunately father came to my rescue he had overheard ths last bit of our conversation.
Dad: er...Nikhil beta aao khana tayar hai......
Nik: ji uncle(he went straight outside the room widout a word)
Me: papa aap ne Nikhil........
Father went out of the room ignoring me widout even letting me complete my question.this made me a bit angry but my hunger took over it and i went out to feed myself.....
OUTSIDE MY HOUSE after lunch
My mother and father were talking to Nikhil's parents.while he kept glancing right into my eyes making me nervous and i looked down.
Ra: bhai sharma ab Aditi tumhare paas hamari amanat hai!jald hi muhrat nikalwakar ise tumse le jayenge......
Dad:han han bilkul.
As they were talking Nikhil came to me to talk.I hoped he does'nt ask abt my studies again so i kept looking down.
Me:(confused i looked up at him)Wht?
Nik: mera number!
I noted it in my mobile wch was at the moment in my hands.
Nik: aur tumhara?
he did the same.
Ra: to ab ijazat hai?
Dad: je je zaroor! ab to ise apna he ghar samjh lijiye aate rahiye ga!
Ra: Nikhil! agar aap dono ki batein khatam hogayi ho to chalen?(everyone laughs)
Nik: han dad lets go!
As they were walking towards the car Nikhil turned back and winked at me.I smiled in return!
Days pased Nikhil did'nt call me much but whnever he did it was mostly at night and we used to talk for a long time......
I was still much away from my family,usually being absent-minded.No matter how hard i try i couldn't forget abt my dream of becoming a doctor or you can say my fate dd'nt want me to! as a matter of fact whrever i went i would meet people who were mostly Doctors and ths would remind me of my own desire!
A few days later Nikhil called up in the evening wch he never dd b4.As he would usually call late in the night.
Nik: Hi kaisi ho?
Me: men to theek hoon par Nik aj itni jaldi call kiya kaam se jaldi fursat mil gayi kya?
Nik: not really!actually men iss waqt office men he hoon!
Me: office se fone?
Nik: yeah actually tumhe ek news deni thi.agar abhi fone nai karta to koi aur tumhe ye news mujhse pehle de deta!
Me: aisi bhi kya baat hai?
Nik: Abhi dad ka fone aaya tha.....aur......hamari shaadi ki date fix ho gai hai!
Me: KYA?(nt pleased at all)
Nik: is tht a bad news 4 u?
I felt as if he had read my mind!
Me: nai to! aisi koi baat nai hai....kab hai shaadi?
Nik: do hafte baad!Wednessday ko!
Me:Oh gr8! eh...congratulations!
Nik:same to u! Aditi....tum khush nai lag rahi!
Me: kyun? tum mujhe dekh rahe ho?
Nik:nai but tumhari awaaz se guess kiya!
Me: acha? aise to jis tarha se tum mujhse baat kar rahe ho usse mujhe bhi nai lagta ke tum office men ho!
suddenly i heard a phone ringing from his side.
Nik: er Aditi ab men.....
Me: han han suna mene.tumhara fone baj raha hai?
Nik:han i'll have to go!
Nik:take care han!
Me: yeah!u too. bye!(he hangs up)
That night i was completely restless!I tried my best to sleep but couldnt.I kept moving 4m 1 side of the bed to the other.Giving up finally,i got up and sat in a position in wch my legs were folded in a way tht my knees could come upto my face,i folded my arms over the legs as if holding thm,and rested my chin on the knees.so thr i was.........
Now cumin bak to present....as i said...
It was a dark winter night.clouds gathered in the sky,hiding the stars. cold winds made me shiver as i sat on my bed near the window,thinking!
Thinking abt wht was going on!Thinking abt whr life was taking me!Thinking abt wht decision to take even though it was nt in my hands......i could do nothing abt it!
my heart was filling up!I tried to control my feelings but it was just tht i was'nt able to accept the reality of my broken dream yet.
Atlast my heart was over-burdened and i burst into tears!
For the next few days everyone was busy in the marriage preperations.
They were all very xcited abt ths event,all except me...it was nt actually an event for me...it was just........something else.....i dint know wht......!?But i dint share my feelings wid anyone.I dint even want to!
2 weeks later
Finally the 2 weeks are gone...Its the day of my marriage.I woke up early in the morning by the shouts of Reem......she had stayed for the night at my house and woke up earlier thn me.
Re:Uth na Aditi.......kabse so rahi hai.....aj tumhari iss ghar men aakhri subah hai agar kal bhi aise hi der tak soti rahegi to Nikhil tumhe lazy gal samjhega(laughs)
Me:(sleepily)to?(putting the fat,smooth quilt upon myself to sleep more comfortably)
Re:arey! to kya?...chal uth!(removing the blanket voilently)
Me:kya hai yaar?(irritated)
Re:(softly)iss ghar men apna aakhri din tu so kar guzaregi?
I suddenly came bck to my senses got up from the bed and looked at Reem sadly wid moist eyes.she hugged me saying 'plz dont cry Aditi.....i can understand ur feelings'
I dint stop crying on these words so she tried to lighten the situation by saying funny stuff.
Re:yaar Nikhil ke baare men ek baat bataon......uski aakhen kabhi kabhi kuch tedhi si lagti hain bikul aisi(making a dummy face showing how he looked)
Me:(laughing at ths)ahan!nai Reem wo aisa nai dikhta aur nahi uski aankhen tedhi hai(now in a jolly mood)
Re:(teasingly)Acha?tune to buht CLOSELY dekha hai uski aankhon ko?
I just laughed at this.
Re: anyways!pata hai aj kaun kaun aane waala hai?
Me: nai mujhe bas itna pata hai ke mujhe yahan se jaana padega......whether i like it or nt!!
Re:(trying to avoid wht i just said and also to cheer me up)Arey yaar...tujhe to kuch bhi nai pata.....anyways hamare 2nd year ki friends bhi aarahi hain....
Me:(suddenly jumping wid joy)Acha! kaun kaun aarahi hain?
Re:Almost sab hongi.Tia, Amna, Zoya, Warda, Farheen, Bushra, Vish, Lovy, Nishi, Khushboo, Neha, Dipika, Riza, Mithila, Pradeepthi, simi aur pata hai Cathy bhi aarahi hai!
Me:Oh my God!!mujhe to yakeen hi nai ho raha..mujhe laga mere parhai chodne ke baad sab mujhe bhool jayenge!
A voice from the door:
"Arey aise kaise bhool jayenge?"
Me:TIA!!!(wid my voice full of xcitement)
In less thn a minute three gals emerged through the door......Tia,Farheen and Bushra!
Farheen:Tumne ye kaise soch liya ke hum tumhe bhool jayenge!?
Bush:sache dosto ko bhala koi bhoolta hai kya?
Me: Hey Farheen Hi bush!(by now i forgot all my worries being wid my friends)
Re: Hi gals kaisi ho?
Farheen Tia n Bush:Hi n We're fine!
Tia: but Reem tum itni subah subah yahan kya kar rahi ho?
Re: men kal raat se yahan hoon!
Farheen:thts nt fair Reem!
Bush:han Reem tumne cheating ki hai!
Me:hold on hold on!koi mujhe batayega ke yahan kya horaha hai?
Bush:Let me tell Reem!Aditi actually humne bet lagai thi ke sabse pehle tumse milne kaun ayega!
Tia: aur Reem ne cheating ki!
Far: Hamesha ki tarha!
Just thn sounds of sandels are heard as if the ground is being beaten by thm.In a few moments two gals appear near the door and start fighting.
Amna:Men pehle pahunchi thi!
Zoya:nai men pehle aayi thi!
Amna:nai men aayi thi!
Zoya: jhoot mat bolo!
Me: stop it gals!
Bush:Yeah tum log already haar chuki ho!
Re:Yups!kyunki men sabse pehle aayi thi(laughs)
Farheen: Cheating kar ke rite Reem?
Re: iss men koi cheating nai thi!
Tia: Ha u mean hum galat hain aur tum sahi?
Me: Stop it gals tum log yahaan ladne aaye ho?
Just thn warda comes from the door.
Amna:poor warda tum to sabse late ho!
Warda:So wht! atleast men tumhari tarha nai hoon jo race jeetne aayi ho friends se milne nai!
Amna's face grows serious and she stops talking.
Me:Hey warda tum itni subah subah!
Tia:Yeah tumse utha kaise gaya?(laughs)
Warda:Uthoongi to tab jab soun gi...raat bhar xcitement men neend hi nai aai!
I suddenly remembered tht today was my marriage....and felt a bit uneasy!
Farheen:U know wht mujhe bhi neend nai aayi!
Zoya: Aakhir hamare gang ki sabse sweet friend ki shaadi hai aaj!
Reem kept looking at me.and Amna remained silent!
Re:aaj to hamari saari friends hamare saath hongi!
Tia: Every1's gona come!
Bush: today's gona be alot of Fun!
Just thn my mom entered the room to wake me up.
Mom: Arey Aditi beta uthgai!Arey tum sab log itni subah subah yahaan!
Zoya:Ji aunty...wo hum Aditi se milne aaye the!
Mom: Acha?to chalo ab bahar chal kar Breakfast karlo!
Me: er Ma hum room men breakfast karenge!
I stayed in my room for the rest of the day.while my friends helped my family members in decorating the house and some other work!
In between, i was accompanied by someone or the other from time to time.Bt i,myself wanted to be left alone!All the memories of the house were running in my mind.My first day at skul whn i was 4 years old! The day whn i had a high fever n my mom dint leave me alone for nt evn 2 mins.My doctor who came for my check up everyday,the whole week who made me dream abt myself,becoming a doctor!My father asking me questions abt why i wanted to become a doctor and wht would i do after becoming one,My masi reading me bedtime stories every night,My promises to my parents tht i would never disobey thm,the whole scene i created scolding our servent for accidently breaking my toy stethoscope,The doll house my father gifted me for gaining 1st rank in class 5,the pink gown he gifted me for gaining A1 grade in my first board xams in 9th,the way i cried and my parents consoled me for i had burned tht pink gown while ironing it,How i used to be the first one to show up wid a first aid box in my hand,everytime someone got a small cut or wound And thn finally my 19th birthday whn i saw my very own dream being shattered to pieces whn i was told tht i would have to end my studies!
By now my eyes were flooding wid tears.....Whn my mother entered the room
Mom:Arey Aditi kya baat hai beta?itna ro kyu rai ho?
Me: Ma mujhe shaadi nai karni!
Mom:(shocked)Kya? kyu beta kyu nai karni?
Me: men aapko chor kar nai jana chahti.
Mom:Arey beta ye to har ladki ko karna hi parta hai.......aur waise bhi aj nai to kal tujhe hum sab ko chorkar jana hi padega na?
Me: Lekin mujhe nai jana......(in a childish but sad voice)
Mom:(trying to console me wid a hug but getting emotional herself)Nai Aditi.....aisa nai kehte beta...tum to meri brave bachi hona.....aise nai rote beta.....(breaking from the hug)chalo aansoo pocho......aur tayar ho jao....baraat aati hi hogi.....(she wiped her tears and left the room)
Her words dint help me at all.....but i stopped crying anyway and went to the toilet to wash my face.....
After sometime i had changed my dress and found myself surrounded wid all my gang along wid some other friends......Vish, Lovy, Khushboo, Pradeepthi, Nishi, Dipika and Neha.....
The room was crowded as it had 13 gals in it......Reem, Lovy, Vish and Tia were dressing me while the others were thr just for chit chat!
Warda: Hey Aditi.....shaadi ke baad hamen bhool to nai jayegi na?
Me: Aisa kabhi ho sakta hai ke men apni doston ko bhool jaoon?
Dipi: chal chal abhi to aise hi keh rahi hai par shaadi ki pehli raat men hi tu sab kuch bhool jayegi!!(everyone laughs heartily xcept me)
I was silent....suddenly a thought struck me.....SHAADI KI PEHLI RAAT.....OH NO!!
Farheen: Nikhil jiju se kuch baat hui?
Nishi: Kaise hogi tum sab jo subah se isske peeche peeche ghoom rahi ho!(indicating Reem,Tia,Bush,Farheen,Warda,Zoya And Amna)
Lovy:(doing my eye make up)Aww......bechaari Aditi ne Nikhil se pura din baat nai ki...!
Vish:(dressing my hairs)Kitna bechain hogi na uski awaaz sunne ke liye....
Pradeepthi(deepu):wo bhi to kitna tadap raha hoga na!!
Nishi:koi baat nai Aditi.....aaj hi ka to din mila hai doston ke saath rehne ka.....
Khushboo:Han uske baad to sirf tum aur tumhara Nikhil.....
Tia: Aur aaj ki raat to tum logon ko koi disturb karne waala nai hoga....(laughs...ths made me more tensed)
Soon i was ready!
Neha: wow.....Aditi tu to buht hi cute lagrahi hai......
Zoya:Nikhil dekhe ga to wahin pe hosh kho bethega!
Neha:mujhe to dar hai kahin kuch kar na bethe bina soche samjhe.....(everyone laughs xcept me and Reem as she thought it was getting too much coz only she knew abt my problem)
Re:Stop it guys Aditi ko kuch mat bolo okay!
Lovy: haan! Aditi ko kuch mat bolo okay(imitating her)
Tia:Listen Reem Aditi sirf tumhari friend nai hai.....
Dipi: yeah!hum to sirf mazak kar rahe the...
Vish: As friends itna to haq haina humara....
Neha:We hope u dont mind Aditi!
Me: Nai neha issme mind karne wali kya baat hai......but em gona take my revenge....bass tum logon ki shaadi hone do....(everyone laughs.....i only smiled a bit)
Giving Reem an 'Its ok...but thanks for trying to help' look,I asked
'Baraat aagayi kya?' without thinking once....giving thm another chance!
Khush: Kyu raha nai jaraha kya?(everyone laughs ths time Reem also joins thm)
Re:kiska zyada intezaar hai Aditi Nikhil ka ya aaj raat ka?(laughs again)
I gave a rare smile...
Neha:Acha wait....men check karke aati hoon!
As she left simi, cathy, riza and mithila entered the room.
Riza:Sorry for late guys!Hi Aditi!
Me:Hey gals...its ok but late kaise hui?
Cathy:Actually sab already tayar the par jab hum Mithila ko pick karne gaye to wo 'dill mill gayye' dekhne men busy thi.......as always Mithi waja se late hui!
Me: Acha mithi tumhare liye DMG mujhse zyada important hai?
Mithi: Arey nai yaar its nt tht....actually men fully ready thi aane ke liye bas in logon ka wait kar rahi thi....tab tak dmg ka tym hogaya to socha k ab dekh hi leti hoon!
Riza: chalo acha hai tumne dekhliya ab shaadi men tumhe bechaini nai rahegi!!
Me: Cathy tum to australia jane wali thi na fir kua hua?
Cathy: Arey men apni friend ki marriage attend kiye bagair kaise ja sakti hoon!
Me: oh how sweet tumne mere liye apna program cancel kardiya!
Just thn Neha returns..
Neha:(shouting wid xcitement)BARAAT AA GAI!
Re:(holding my shoulders wid both hands,resting her chin on one of thm) ab se kuch der men tumhari zindagi kisi aur ke haathon men hogi!
I was silent!
Riza:Chalo gals chal kar hamare hone waale jiju ka suagat karte hain!
Nishi:han han lets go!
Everyone leaves and whn Reem is abt to go i stoped her by holding her hand 4m behind she turned bck to see me in tears...
Re: Ab rone ka kya fayeda?jo hona tha wo to hogaya aur baki ka UNDER CONSTRUCTION samajh le!tujhe pehle bola tha per tu nai mani na!
Me:to men kya karti?(crying by now)
Re: ek to tere parents ne tujhe koi choice bhi nai di...i mean they dint even ask ki tujhe shaadi karni hai ya nai.......aur tumne bhi kuch nai kia.....to ab ro bhi mat........
Me: Tum sai kehrahi ho.........ab rone ka kya fayda....
Re:Dekh Aditi iss waqt tujhe best suggestion yehi de sakti hoon ke ab jo ho raha hai usi men khushi dhoond le kyunki aur kuch nai hosakta.........xcept for......
Me:xcept for?kya tere paas koi idea hai?
Re: nai rehne de tu wo kabhi nai karegi aur aisa karne ki himat bhi nai hai tere paas..!!
Me:kya Reem bolto ho sakta hai ki me karbhi loon!
Re: Acha?!...tu bhaag sakti hai?
Me:KYA????? pagal hai kya.......tu apne suggestions apne paas hi rakh....aisa tu kar sakti hogi but nt me....
Re: jaanti hoon tabhi to kehrahi hoon ke ab jo hai ussi men khush reh samjhi....?
I just nodded!Just thn Bushra , Lovy and Angel enter
Angel: HIII Aditi! my my tum to buht hi cute lag rahi ho!!
Lovy: pata hai Niks bhi buht handsome lag raha hai!
Bush: han Aditi hosh sambhal kar chalna kahin behosh na ho jao!
They all laugh and this time i smiled as well...
Farheen and Warda enter the room.
Far:Chalo Aditi!!sab tumhe neeche bula rahe hain!
I got up from the chair and walked out of the room wid my friends
Reem was on my right hand side and Bushra was on my left...they both were holding my lehenga....the others were all walking behind us.we went down the stairs.I could feel Nikhil looking at me.... I kept looking down. I sat inside the mandap soon all the rasams took place Nikhil kept looking at me from time to time.After ths we had dinner I was already in tears by now and soon we got up for the Bidaai ceremony whn Nikhil suddenly realised tht his shoes were no whr to be seen....I looked at him questioningly and he pointed at his feet as a reply.I broke into a teary smile and looked at Reem she smiled as well.I asked her who took his shoes raising my eye brows a little high as an answer she pointed towards the other friends and everyone started laughing but i just smiled.
Nik:(understanding everything)okay lets get this over wid.....Kitne chahiye?
Vish: 10 lakh...
Neha:nai vish zyada hogaye!
Far: zyada kya huye hamari Aditi ke liye to ye bhi kam hai!
Lovy:Aapko jitne dene hain dedo!
Cathy: are u ok lovy wht if he gives just Rs.1?
Riza: ya Cathy is right.
Mithi:Chalo jaldi decide karo!
simi: 5 lakh!
Reem: Nai aur kam karo....
Tia:to tum kya chahti ho Reem hum use Aditi muft men de de?
Warda: 4 lakh!
Zoya: Nai yaar aur kam karo.
Khush: to kya usey aise hi chod de?
As the Girls are fighting Nikhil slips his hand into mine and starts walking out of the mandap stealthily.....but he gets caught by Dipika...
Dipi: Bhaag rahe ho?
Deepu also notices this...
Deepu: Hey gals! look at this!
Amna: tum log wahaan ladte raho yahaan ye dil wala dulhaniyan lekar ja raha hai....!
Angel: arey aise kaise ja raha hai?
Bushra: haan hum ise bina paise diye nahi jaane denge!
Nik(innocently in a kid's voice)To tum log bata hi nai rahe ki kitne paise chahiye.
Cathy(imitating his voice in childish way)To tum wait karo na hum decide karke batate hain.....
Vish: men to pehle hi kehrahi thi 10 lakh lete hain...
Lovy:(getting irritated)nai vish....
Simi: 3 lakh....
Re:let me tell 1 thousand le lo kafi hai!
Tia: no way Reem thr's lots of us....
Nik:(wispers to me)Tumhari sari friends men se Reem sab se achi hai..
khushboo: ok gals decide hogaya ab aage koi kuch nai kahega!
Everyone was xcited tht after such a quirrel wht was the final decision...
Bush: Nikhil jiju hum aapse itna zyada nai lenge so we decided tht we'd take only 8 thousand.....
Angel: ab ye mat kehna ke aur kam karo warna nange paon ghar jana pade ga!
Neha: wo bhi bina Aditi ke!
Nik: nai nai 8 hazar theek hai!(he gave the money and got his shoes)
Soon the Bidaai ceremony took place and thn i entered my new home!
Hope u guys liked it!
Labels: My Cruel Fate
Which way to go?
Some times you don’t know which way to go. Your head say’s to go left but your heart wants you to go right. There you will be left hanging alone with nobody there to tell you which way to go. You feel like just living in your own world where these problems don’t come?
Have you ever felt like this person, where there are two way’s for you to go. Both of the destinations are different so you are stuck in a dilemma? If yes then you will know how this person’s feeling right now.
If you don’t know then you will know after reading the next paragraph. Right now this person has closed himself in a room and all of his family is downstairs and they think he is doing his work. No-one in the house except the person himself has a clue what’s going up stairs in his room and in his life.
This person feels all alone as if he is the only person left on Earth and there is no-one else beside him. He feels like trying to attempt suicide.Yet he now’s that running away is not the answer of a problem and that is what a coward would do.
If you want to know what he does then please read my new FF of Which Way To Go and find out all about what’s going on and who this person is.
Labels: Writers Corner
Friday, August 7
here i m wid my new ff!I decided tht i'd post it in parts!
So here's the 1st part!Thnx alot for ur tremendous response and support! Hope u enjoy this part!!
Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai
Yeh na ho to kya phir
Bolo yeh zindagi hai
Koi to ho raazdaar
Begaraj tera ho yaar
Yaaron mohabbat hi to bandagi hai
Yeh na ho to kya phir bolo yeh zindagi hai
Koi to dilbar ho yaar
Jisko tujhse ho pyaar
Teri har ek buraai pe daante woh dost
Gam ki ho dhoop to saaya bane tera woh dost
Naache bhi woh teri khushi main
Tan mann kar tujhpe fida
Palkon pe jo rakhe tujhe
Jiski vafa tere liye ho
Arey Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai
Yeh na ho to kya phir
Bolo yeh zindagi hai
Koi to ho raazdaar
Begaraj tera ho yaar
Arey Yaaron mohabbat hi to bandagi hai
Yeh na ho to kya phir
Bolo yeh zindgi hai
Koi to dilbar ho yaar
Jisko tujhse ho pyaar
Early morning.The sun rose up in the sky shining its rays on her face through her bedroom window,Disturbing her sleep.Irritated,the gal pulls the blanket upto her face defending it against the sunlight.Soon she moves it away 4m her face,opens her eyes to look at the time.Its 7:00 am.seeing this she swings up on the bed.
Gal:Ooooooh....7 baj gaye!
She gets up n quickly runs towards the washroom!
After sometime she comes out dressed in a sports dress wid a band on her head.She goes outta the bedroom,down the stairs n into the dining room.She finds every adult of the family seated there.
Gal:Gud morning All!Morning mom morning dad!
Mom(padma):Lo!Shilpa bhi aagai!(now looking at her dad)Ab aap khana kha sakte hain.Shilpa beta aao betho!
Shilpa:Mom pata hai kal raat ko men theek se so bhi nai payi.Xcitement ke maare neend hi nai aai!Kal raat tak to sirf Xcitement thi....ab to darr bhi lag raha hai!
Dad(shashank):Arey beta darr kis baat ka?....Have confidence on urself.....men janta hoon meri beti ek buht achi doctor ban sakti hai....just keep 1 thing in ur mind k tum sabse behtar ho....fir dekhna saara darr khatam ho jayega!
Shilpa:(smiled)Thanks dad!(now talking to her chachi...Sumitra)Chachi Mayank kahan hai?Abhi tak so raha hai kya?
Sumi:Pata nai beta...wo hai to apne kamre men hi....jakar dekho zara!
Its a big room wid less furniture n more paintings.All of thm are so lively showing that they r all made by a gr8 artist,wid such bold use of colour.most paintings r on different aspects of nature.On the left-end of the room there is a big book shelf wid tons of books on medical science.on the right-end there is a long word-robe.In the middle of the room a young handsome guy is sleeping on a round bed facing one of the windows!
He is smiling in his sleep as he dreams something very pleasant.
he's sitting under the shade of a huge mango tree,enjoying his favourite fruit (mangoes).In the dream,he is in a place in wch he've always wantd to go!high mountains,cool breeze blowing around,its greenery all over n there is a sea too!but suddenly the sea starts to move 4wd,the land starts to flood!
He wakes up wid a jerk.n finds himself all wet the next thing he sees is Shilpa holding a jug,half-filled wid water.He is dumbstrucked!
seeing him in such a state she starts laughing!
Mayank:(Angrily)Tum....Tum...Tum yahan kyu aai ho?aur mere upar paani kyu phenka?
Shilpa(gigling)Ans no.1 men yahan tumhe jagane aai hoon n Ans no.2 (loudly)Kabse tumpe chilla rahi hoon aur tum ho ke uth hi nai rahe!
Mayank:U...U...(sighs)kher kyu utha rahi thi?
Shilpa:2 reasons....1st:tumhe chachi bula rahi hain sab breakfast pe wait kar rahe hain n 2nd:k jaldi tayar hokar niklo warna tum late hojaoge..bhul gaye aj hamari internship ka pehla din hai....
Mayank:OH YEA!(suddenly gettin all xcited)mujhe to dhyan hi nai raha!
Shilpa:to ab jaldi se ready hojao...aur han poore time par ajana!
Mayank:Ajana?kyu tum nai arahi!
Shilpa:ofcourse arahi hoon silly.but men suks ke sath aaongi....(suddenly remembers)OH SHIT!men to bhool hi gayi!...
Ma:Kyu kya hua?
Sh:I..i..i gotta go mujhe basketball court jana hai!bye!
She woke up hearing the alarm.dressed up as fast as she could....she was all worried...she dressed in her sports dress n had a band on her head.And went to the dining room...
Mom(Anita):Morning Suki my princess!aao breakfast karlo..
Suk:No time mom...gota go...Shilpa wait kar rahi hogi...
Ani:Koi wait nai kar rahi hogi....your friend is gona b late.......Again!aur men tumhe breakfast kiye bagair kahin nai jaane doongi....
Suk:(in a low sad tone...as if will cry any moment)plz mom...i gota go!
Ani:Oley ley(as if talking 2 a baby) meri princess ko kya hua?
Suk:Kkkuch nai!i gtg mom....will see u later!
Ani:Ek mint baat to suno....
Suk:Kya hai ma...mujhe late ho raha hai!
Sukriti goes to her mom n recieves a kiss on her forehead 4m her
Ani:God bless u my Princess!dont worry sab theek hoga....(puting her hand on her cheek)Best of luck!
she left the house n heads straight for the basketball court.
For a long time she found herself alone outside the court waiting 4 Shilpa to come.
Suk:Ufho!ye shilpa kahan reh gayi!Mom theek hi kehrahi thi...men bhi na...Janti hoon ke Shilpa kabhi time par nai aati fir bhi breakfast nai kiya.....MAN!!
Just thn Shilpa comes running to her.
Shilpa: Sorry yaar late hogai...
Suk:(Sarcasticaly)Huh!As if i dun kno!pata hai tumhare chakkar men mene breakfast bhi nai kiya!
Shilpa:Han to men kaunsa 10 omlette khakar ai hoon?!mene bhi kuch nai khaya!
Suk:To kya meri galti hai?
Shilpa(Softly)Nai yaar!...acha chalo pehle chal kar kuch kha lete hain..my treat!
Suk:(rolling her eyes)Like always!hamesha late karti ho aur hamesha mujhe treat milti hai... :)
They both laugh...thn move towards a nearby resturant whn a ball passes frm the middle of thm in full speed like a run-away fire ball!They get real angry n turn back to find:
A Dashing young guy,wearing Green shirt n shorts n a matching bandana on his head
standing in front of thm in full confidence wid not evn 1% of apology looks on his face.they looked at him angrily,while he smiled in return...
Sukriti stood there judging him while Shilpa couldnt take it!
Shilpa:Andhe ho!dikhayi nai deta tumhe?
Guy:Hello madam...mind ur tongue missy!
Suk:Aey!ek toh ball phenka hamari taraf upar se apologize karne ke bajaye zaban chala rahe ho?
Guy:APOLOGIZE?kahan ka apologize?! Apologize to tumhe karna chahiye...!
Shilpa:huh?hume?hum kyu apologize karen...ball tumne phenka ya humne?!
Guy:Oh Hello....agar tum bhool rahi ho to i'd like to remind u ke ye basketball court hai yahan log basketball khelne aate hain...tum ise ladies park samajhkar faltu men khade hokar chit chat karogi to aisa hi hoga na!
Suk:Aha!ek to chori fir seenazori! Its ur mistake tum ise hum par nai daal sakte!jab tumne dekha ke hum yahan khade hain to couldnt u hav jus waited 4 us to leave!
Guy:Oh!wat dya think of urself...jhansi ki rani!
Shilpa:Ball humme se kisi ko lag bhi sakta tha...aur agar lag jata to....
Guy:Han...infact buht acha hota...!
Shilpa:Buht smart samajhte ho apne aapko?
Guy:Mujhe samajhne ki kya zaroorat hai...men smart hoon!
Suk:chalo theek hai..hum tumhari ye galat fehmi door kar hi dete hain Mr.......
Suk:okay Karan...lets have a match!
Ka:(laughs)no ways....men ladkiyon ke sath nai khelta!
Shilpa:Kyu?Ladkiyon se darr lagta hai?
Ka:Na'uh...actualy kya hai na...ladkiyan mujhse haarne ke baad babies ki tarah rone lagti hain!n i dun relle like gals cryin u kno!
Suk:(gettin relle very angry)Woh to game ke baad pata chale ga!
Shilpa:OK thn bring a partner 4 urself n we'll decide who's better!
Ka:BETTER? nah!agar better hona hai to tum hi hojao...coz i m THE BEST!!
Shilpa:(now getting very angry)Just shutup n bring a partner 4 urself!
Ka:nops!mujhe partner ki zaroorat nai...tum jaisi gals ke liye to men akela hi kafi hoon!
Suk:chal yaar...lagta hai ye kuch zada hi dara hua hai...lets go!(both of thm turned to leave)
THey turned bck to him completely burning wid anger!
Ka:Yups...dumy heads!ek baat yaad rakhna...men kabhi darta nai hoon n i cn prove it in everyway...
Suk:ok thn!itna confidence hai to apne liye koi partner dhoondkar lao!
VOICE:''Hey...mere hote huye mere best friend ko partner ki zaroorat hai?!''
They turn to find a hot looking gal wearing a sleeveless pink shirt n white shorts... her hair tied in a high pony tail n her lips carried a very cute smile....
Ka:(Wid joy)Hey Shweta!(hugs her thn turning towards the gals) she is my partner!
Shweta:hi!m shweta Karan ki Best friend!
Shilpa:v dint ask!nyways lets jus start up now hame late horahi hai!
They started up n had a wonderful game.Both the teams were a gud match for each other!but finally the winner team was:
After making the last basket.
Shilpa:(mocking)HAH!ON UR FACE!!!yay v won!!(shouts wid joy)
both of thm huged each other.
Suk:Agli baar jab kisi ladki k sath badtameezi karne ka mann kare to ye match zaroor yaad karlena!
Shilpa:Chal Suks v'r getin late!
After they left.
Shweta:Chalo Karan.V'r ALSO gettin late!
Ka:yea lets go!
David:Carol...!!whr's my breakfast?
David:Dint li'l Jen wake up yet?
Carol:David she's nt li'l anymore!
David:well my baby will always be li'l 4 me.....btw whr is she?
Carol:Up in her room.......JENIFER!!
Nt much later,a gorgeous young gal gets downstairs.wearing a white frock,her open hair freely touching her chubby cheeks!
jeni:Hey sweetest people on earth!gud morning!
David:Gud morning Darling!
Carol:breakfast is ready sweety!
David:So....how r u feeling pumpkin?!
Jeni:Weird ! (rolling her eyes)i mean its the 1st day....i du kno i jus feel soooo wierd!
Carol:Chill baby..em sure u'll get over it!
David:Yea..relax and hv ur breakfast!
Its nt a very crowded area evn though it is the busiest part of the day.....tht is MORNING! The area being mentioned is the Taxi Stand.A young punjabi gal,wearing a beautiful kurta-pyjama dress.her curls tied in a high pony wid a matching ribbon on thm,is standing wid an irritated expression on her face,waiting for the taxi since half an hour now!
Gal:Abey yaar...itni jaldi men hoon aur koi taxi bhi nai arahi....aur..aur upar se ye log bhi na(talkin abt a nearby group of people who are gossiping n laughing loudly) subah subah kachar kachar kar rahe hain.......is jaga ko taxi stand ki jaga na hanging garden hona chahiye tha.....taxi to ek bhi nai dikhti...aur log kehke laga laga kar hasse jarahe hain!hmf!(in a very disgusted tone)
Just thn A young guy appeared at the spot.he was wearing a white half-sleeve shirt and a pink shirt having shorter sleeves wch he wore over the white one and a dark blue jeans.
Guy:Han yaar!yahan ka to roz ka hai....Buht mushkil se Taxi milti hai....Ab bolo...Taxi stand pe taxi na mile to bhala koi bus stop pe jaye kya......taxi ke liye?!
Gal:Haina!lekin in taxi waalo ko kuch bolo to badtameezi karte hain....tarah tarah ki baten suna dete hain...men to kehti hoon ek ek ko line men khada karke goli mar deni chahiye!.....waise tum kaun ho?aur kahan jana hai tumhe?
Guy:Main...mera naam Pankit Hai......mujhe na Sanjeevani hospital jana hai...
Pan:Han...aj meri internship ka pehla din hai....aur dekho yahan abhi tak koi taxi hi nai aai....mujhe late horahi hai....
Gal:Kya kaha tumne.....Sanjeevani Hospital?!(in a surprised tone)
Pan:Han baba....tu itna chauk kyu gai....Sanjeevani ke head se teri koi dushmani hai kya?
Gal:Arey nai yaar.....em Drushti..men bhi Sanjeevani hi jarahi hoon mera bhi pehla din hai...internship ka!(finally smiles)
Pan:Acha....arey wah!pata hai..mere horoscope men likha hai ke aj meri ek khoobsurat ladki se mulakat hone wali hai....!
Dru:Aey....tu mujhpe line maar raha hai?!(getting angry again)
Pan:(Afraid)Nai Nai.....likha sirf ye tha ke khoobsurat ladki se MULAKAT hone wali hai....dosti ya pyar jaisi kisicheez ka koi zikir nai tha...!
Just thn a taxi comes.
Pan/Dru:(shout)TAXI!!!(showing their thumbs in order to make it stop)
Dru:Err...Ab hum dono ko ek hi jaga jana hai..to sath men chalte hain..warna dono ko late ho jayega!(moves 4wd to sit in the taxi)
Pan:ek mint ek mint!hum is tarah sath sath chalenge to ye taxi driver galat samjhega..
Dru:Aur agar sath nai chalenge to late ho jayenge...faltu ki baten mat kar...
Taxi dri:Ap logo ko ana hai ke nai?
Pan:hum abhi iske samne dosti karte hain...fir ye kuch galat nai samjhega!.....FRIENDS?(moving his hand 4wd 4 a shake)
Dru:(iritation turns into smile)FRIENDS!(shaking hands)
A Handsome young guy is jogging wid his 12 yr old brother.
Bro:Amit bhaiya aj aapki internship ka pehla din hai....apko dar nai lagta?
Amit:Nai Arjun...dar ki kya baat hai?!
Arj:Haina!jab mera new skul men 1st day tha tab mujhe to buht darr laga tha...apko nai lagta?
Amit:Ahan!mujhe nai lagta....u shud b confident....Always!nyways ab ghar chalte hain fir mujhe tayar hokar jana bhi to hai....
Arj:Bhaiya pehle mujhe ice-cream khani hai!
Amit:Nai Arjun Ice-cream ka tym nai hai....bhaiya late ho rahe hain!
Arj:Bhaiya plz....plz Bhaiya....
Amit:Nai Arjun!(Arjun made a puppy face wch melted Amit)ok...ok!lets go!
They go to the ice-cream parlour n buy an ice-cream.
Arjun:Bhaiya....lets race home!
Amit:Nai Arjun...no need!
Arjun:Kyun Bhaiya dar gayye kya?
Amit:darr aur tumse...hmm...bacho ko harne ka bada shauk hota hai.
Arjun:Wo to race ke baad hi pata chalega!
Amit:Okay thn...on ur marks...get set.........n GO!!
They started running in full speed across the joggers park.
Arjun:Aj to men har hal men apse jeet kar rahoonga!
Amit:Acha beta....we'll see!
As he said so,he dint notice the young gal jogging in front n in full speed he bumps into her n both of thm fall down.
He helps her get to her feet.
Gal:Andhe ho?!dikhta nai tumhe!
Amit:Em relle sorry wo men thoda jaldi men tha!
Gal:Mujhe to nai lagta ke ye THODA jaldi tha!!(sarcastically)
Amit:I kno...Wo actually...
Gal:Never Mind!!(she turns to leave)
Arjun:Suniye!(She turns back)Ap aise nai jasakti
Arjun:Bhaiya ne aapko giraya na...to err.....to aap badle men ...er...ye meri ice-cream lelo!
Gal:No thanks....keep it for urself!i need to go...mujhe late horaha hai!
Arjun:Kahan ja rahi ho aap?
Gal:Tumse matlab!! Hmmpf..! (she leaves)
Amit:(cumz to him) Chal..chor usse..Late horaha hai!
They head towards their home..
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Precap:Interns At SanjeevaniI!!
Okay guys!this was the 1st part!hope u liked it! Do watch the video! Its nt made by me but i liked it alot so i thought of putting it! Enjoy!
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Serial: Dil Mil Gaye (Dill Mill Gayye)
Channel : Star One
Labels: episode video
DISCLAIMER: The characters, events, places, medical procedures and/or treatments depicted in this series are purely fictitious. Readers' discretion advised.
Dost ban jaate hain dill ki aawaazon me,
Dost ban jaate hain dillon ke armaanon me,
Dost ban jaate hain muhabbat ki muskaanon me,
Dost ban jaate hain muhabbaton ke jazbaaton me,
Dost ban jaate hain Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Rishta jud jaata hai ek pal ki saugaaton me,
Rishta jud jaata hai kuch palon ke ikraaron me,
Rishta jud jaata hai ek gam ki parchhaiyon me,
Rishta jud jaata hai kuch gamon ke lamhaaton me,
Rishta jud jaata hai Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
Dill mill jaate hain dushman ki nigaahon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dushmani ki sadaaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dost ki duaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain dosti ki fizaaon me,
Dill mill jaate hain Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me!
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!
Armaan separated Ridhimaa from himself and gazed intently at her.
Armaan: Tumhe nahi lagta aaj ka din bahut khoobsurat hai?
Ridhimaa: (blushing hard) Armaan!
Armaan: Mera naam bhi bahut khoobsurat lag raha hai aaj...
Ridhimaa: (dropping her gaze) Armaan!
Ridhimaa sensed the seriousness in Armaan's tone and looked up. Armaan looked as if he did not know how to speak out his mind.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tum... tumne...
Ridhimaa: Kya hua Armaan?
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tumne... I mean... kya tumne sirf mere liye...
He lost courage to speak.
Armaan: Nahi... mera matlab...
Ridhimaa: Armaan please... meri taraf dekho...
Armaan looked at Ridhimaa.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... tumhe sach me is sawaal ka jawaab nahi pata?
Armaan: Wo... tum... tumhe to ye sab... I mean... tumhe achha nahi lagta tha to fir...
Ridhimaa: (holding Armaan's face in her hands) Armaan... sach bataana... tumhe bura lagta agar... agar main...
She paused, embarrassed, but then, continued.
Ridhimaa: Agar main tumhe kiss karne se mana kar deti?
Armaan: Mujhe? Mujhe kyun bura lagta? I know tumhe ye sab...
Ridhimaa: To fir Armaan... tum khud socho... agar maine ye sab tumhare liye nahi kiya to fir kiske liye kiya?
Armaan: (stupidly) Kiske liye kiya?
Ridhimaa: (leaving Armaan's face, incredulously) Armaan... main maarungi...
Armaan: OK... sorry... mujhe samajh me aa gaya tumne kiske liye kiya...
Ridhimaa: Achha? To batao... kiske liye kiya?
Armaan: (stepping closer) Bata doon?
Ridhimaa stepped back. Armaan kept coming near.
Armaan: Bata doon na?
She opened the door and tried to run but bumped into someone who had been listening at the door.
Armaan: GS! Tum yahaan kya kar rahi thi?
Gazal: Kuch nahi...
Armaan: Humari baatein sun rahi thi na?
Gazal: (winking) Sirf sun hi rahi thi... dekh thode hi rahi thi... maine nahi dekha ki aap dono kya-kya kar rahe the...
Armaan: Tumhe to main...
Ridhimaa: (holding Armaan's hand) Armaan!
Armaan: (rudely) Kya hai?
Ridhimaa: (taken aback) Kuch... kuch nahi...
Armaan: (to Gazal) Tum jaogi yahaan se?
Gazal: Haan... Ridhimaa ko sab log bula rahe hain...
Armaan: Wo baad me aayegi... tum jao...
Ridhimaa: Nahi... main chalti hoon...
Armaan: I'm sorry Ridhimaa... mujhe tumse is tarah baat nahi karni chahiye thi...
Ridhimaa: Aur Gazal se bhi...
Armaan: Haan... I'm sorry GS...
Gazal: Arrey waah... Ridhimaa ke ek baar kehne par sorry bol diya... kya pyar hai!
Gazal: Haan of course...
Armaan: (to Ridhimaa) Ridhimaa... chalein?
Gazal started to go. Ridhimaa too started to follow her when Armaan held her hand. Ridhimaa looked back at him. Armaan put his steps along with her. Ridhimaa rested her head on his shoulder. They both left the fire-escape, hand in hand.
Gazal: (turning back) Waise aap dono yahaan kar kya...
She stopped. Armaan and Ridhimaa were lost in each other's eyes. Holding each other’s hands, both looked so happy and peaceful that Gazal did not have the heart to disturb them. She turned to face the front again. Someone had crossed her mind while seeing the pair. She wanted to get that person out of her thoughts before anyone should know.
The three of them entered the cafeteria where the others were still sitting an planning. As Armaan raised Ridhimaa's hand to caress it with his lips, his gaze fell on Shashank, who was looking in his direction only. Armaan's expressions hardened and he quickly left Ridhimaa's hand and pushed her away from himself a little too hard.
Gazal had sat down amongst the interns. Armaan too went and sat beside Rahul. All were gazing at him incredulously.
Muskaan: Tujhe hua kya hai?
Armaan: Kisey? Mujhe?
Anjali: Haan... Ridzi se ladaayi hui hai kya?
Armaan: Nahi to...
Rahul: Tu kar kya raha hai? Wo dekh... Ridhimaa ko...
Armaan looked back. Ridhimaa was still standing at the same spot where Armaan had left her. She had not moved an inch. She was gazing at her hand which had been left by Armaan. Armaan thought he could feel her tears. He immediately stood up from his place and so did Shashank. They all thought that Shashank was going towards Ridhimaa to comfort her. But Shashank just passed an angry glare towards Ridhimaa and went away from the Cafeteria. Ridhimaa broke down at this double attack. Both Armaan and Shashank seemed to have left her. Her sobs heightened. Armaan rushed towards her and quickly took her into his arms.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... please... I'm sorry...
Ridhimaa: (looking at Armaan's face) Tumne mujhe...
Armaan: Sorry Ridhimaa... main tumhe kabhi nahi chhodunga... I promise... I'm so sorry.
Ridhimaa: (sobbing) Tumne... aur... Papa... wo bhi...
Armaan: (trying to make her stop crying) Bas... shhh... Ridhimaa please... koi tumhe chhodkar nahi jayega... bas Ridhimaa... mujhe tumhare aansuon se...
Atul, Anjali, Rahul, Muskaan, Gazal: (together) Takleef hoti hai!
Ridhimaa rose her head and smiled.
Armaan: Tum... yahaan baitho... main bas abhi aata hoon... OK?
Ridhimaa nodded obediently. Armaan went out of the Canteen. He almost ran and stood in front of Shashank, facing him, obstinately. Shashank stopped in his tracks on seeing Armaan.
Armaan: (without looking at Shashank) Mujhe aapse kuch baat karni thi...
Armaan: Aap Ridhimaa ke saath aise kyun behave kar rahe hain?
Shashank: (taken aback at this question) Kya?
Armaan took a deep breath. He had to talk to Shashank to not to do this to Ridhimaa, that too, for him.
Shashank: Kaise behave kar raha hoon?
Armaan: (before he could think what he was saying) Waise... jaise itne din se mere saath kar rahe the.
Shashank stared at Armaan.
Armaan shook his face.
Shashank: (a little softly) Armaan tum...
Armaan: (cutting him short) Har kisi ke pass muhabbat ke jawaab me nafrat seh paane ki taakat nahi hoti... Dr.Shashank Gupta.
Armaan did not look at Shashank while saying this all.
Armaan: Ridhimaa aapse bahut pyar karti hai... Dr. Sha...
He lost courage.
Armaan: (continuing) Ridhimaa aapse bahut pyar karti hai Sir...
Armaan: To aap is tarah ussey... gussa hoke... usey ignore nahi kar sakte. Uski galti kya hai?
Shashank: Jab maine tumhare saath aisa kiya tha to tumhari galti kya thi?
Shashank: Jo us samay tumhari galti thi, wahi Ridhimaa ki bhi hai...
Armaan: Meri... meri galti kya thi? Aapne khud bina poochhe, bina soche-samjhe...
He stopped and looked at Shashank who was looking quite relieved.
Shashank: (seeing that Armaan was unable to continue) Bas yahi galti thi tumhari...
Armaan's face showed that he could not understand what Shashank was saying.
Shashank: Tumhe pata tha ki main bina soche-samjhe, bina tumse poochhe, tum par galat ilzaam laga raha hoon... to tumne kuch kaha kyun nahi?
Armaan: Main kya kehta?
Shashank: Kyun? Ridhimaa ke liye mujhse aakar lad sakte ho... apne liye ek shabd bhi nahi keh sakte the? Mujhe meri galti nahi bata sakte the?
Shashank looked at Armaan for some time, who was looking stunned.
Shashank: (confessing) Main jaanta hoon main galat tha... shaayad Ridhimaa ke liye... mujhe aisa nahi karna chahiye tha... agar ho sake to mujhe maaf kar dena. Ek aisa insaan samajhkar... jisne apni beti ke muhabbat me us insaan ko khud se door kar diya jo uski beti se beintahaa muhabbat karta hai... meri beti... meri Ridhimaa mujhse door chali gayi thi.... lekin main bhool gaya tha... ki mera beta mere pass hai... mujhe maaf kar do.
Shashank joined his hands. Armaan was staring resolutely at his own shoes. He didn't raise his head even a single inch.
Armaan: Main aapko maaf nahi kar sakta... I'm sorry.
Shashank kept his hands joined in front of him.
Armaan: Main aapko kitni baar maaf karun... humesha meri hi muhabbat me aapko kami dikhti hai... main aapko maaf karke sab kuch bhool jaata hoon... aur aap fir se... mujhe meri hi nazron me gira dete hain... aapne poochha na... maine aapse kuch kyun nahi kaha? Aap khud bataiye... main aapse kuch kehta to aap vishwas kar lete? Jab aapko meri muhabbat par vishwas nahi... to meri baaton par kaise hota?
Shashank: I'm sorry...
Armaan: (looking up) You should...
He could not go on further. The man standing before him could not be Dr.Shashank Gupta. Watery eyes, joined hands and head bowed in shame. Armaan, who was extremely angry with Shashank could not see him in this state. He quickly rushed forwards, held Shashank's hands in his and brought them down.
Armaan: Aap ye kya... I'm sorry... I'm sorry Daddy...
Shashank looked up, startled.
Shashank: (stammering) Kya... kya bola tumne?
Armaan: (earnestly) I'm very sorry... mujhe please maaf kar dijiye...
Shashank: Nahi... ye nahi...
Armaan stopped and then his face lit up into a smile. He pulled Shashank into a tight embrace.
Armaan: (his voice getting constricted) I'm sorry Daddy! I'm really very sorry!
He hugged Shashank tighter, not able to control his emotions anymore. Shashank patted Armaan's back.
Shashank: Bas beta...
He separated Armaan from himself and cleared off his tears.
Shashank: Mera beta rote hue achha nahi lagta... gussa hote hue zyada achha lagta hai...
Armaan: Lekin Daddy... aap gussa hote hue bilkul achhe nahi lagte...
Shashank: To fir kaise achha lagta hoon?
Armaan: Aise hi... hanste hue... pyar karte hue...
Shashank smiled too. Ridhimaa, who had been listening to this conversation, retreated back to the canteen with a happy heart and teary smile.
Armaan: Meri ek baat maanenge aap?
Shashank: Haan bilkul...
Armaan: Aap Ridhimaa...
Shashank: (before Armaan could complete) Tum kis mitti ke bane ho Armaan?
Shashank: Itna sab ho jaane ke baad bhi tum Ridhimaa ko...
Armaan: Aap meri baat maan rahe hain ya nahi?
Shashank: Lekin... lekin Ridhimaa kis liye hum sabko chhodkar gayi thi? Aisa kya kaam tha jo...
Armaan: Ridhimaa aapko bata degi...
Shashank: Lekin kab?
Armaan: Main nahi jaanta... mujhe lagta hai ki usey aap sabko bata dena chahiye... lekin usey lagta hai ki aap log uski baat nahi samjhenge...
Shashank: Kyun nahi samjhenge? Hum uske mata-pita hain... humara haq hai jaanney ka...
Armaan had no answer to that.
Armaan: Daddy... agar Ridhimaa abhi nahi bataana chaahti to...
Shashank: Tumhe sirf Ridhimaa ki waqaalat karni aati hai na?
Armaan: Lekin Ridhimaa...
Shashank: Ridhimaa agar waapas nahi aayi to?
Shashank: Tab tum kya karoge?
Armaan: (in a small voice) Aapko abhi tak meri muhabbat pe vishwaas nahi hua na?
Shashank: Maine aisa kab kaha?
Armaan: Agar aapko meri muhabbat pe vishwaas hota to aap aisa kabhi nahi kehte. Ridhimaa meri muhabbat hai... agar aapko us par vishwaas nahi to...
Shashank: (defeated) Achha... main kuch nahi poochhunga...
Armaan: (excited) Aapne Ridhimaa ko maaf kar diya?
Shashank: (smiling) Tumhe isi baat se khushi milti hai... to haan... kar diya...
Armaan: Thank you... thank you so much Daddy! Main abhi Ridhimaa ko bataata hoon...
Shashank: Ek minute... tum pehle jaakar apne kapde change karo...
Armaan: Kapde? Kyun?
He glanced at his trousers and jacket.
Armaan: Oh... theek hai... ab main aapki itni baat to maan hi sakta hoon... aap Ridhimaa ko bata dijiyega ki aapne usey maaf kar diya... wo bahut khush ho jaayegi.
He sprinted off in the direction of the locker room.
Shashank: (to himself) Ye ladka na jaaney kis mitti ka bana hai...
He started to go back to the canteen.
Shashank: (to himself) Haan... shaayad sirf aur sirf muhabbat ki mitti ka...
He entered the canteen, where the interns and senior doctors were still sitting, smiling to himself.
Shashank made his way straight towards Ridhimaa. Ridhimaa looked up. Shashank placed his hand lovingly on her head. Ridhimaa smiled.
Shashank: Tum... maine...
Ridhimaa: Thank you Papa! Aapne Armaan ko...
Shashank: Tum sun rahi thi?
Shashank: To fir jo Armaan ne tumhari waqaalat ki... wo nahi suna?
Ridhimaa: Meri waqaalat?
Shashank: (settling down beside her) Haan... maine tumhe maaf kar diya. Main tumse tab tak kuch nahi poochhunga jab tak tum khud mujhe na bataana chaaho...
Ridhimaa: (hugging him sideways) Thank you Papa... thank you so much!
In her enthusiasm, Ridhimaa knocked her coffee over herself.
Ridhimaa: Oh no!
Shashank: (worried) Chot to nahi lagi?
Others: (together) chot? Coffee mug se?
Ridhimaa smiled at her father's concern.
Ridhimaa: Nahi lagi Papa...
Anjali: Ridzi... tum jaakar apni dress saaf kar lo...
Ridhimaa: (getting up) Haan... OK... main abhi aati hoon...
She went away.
Shashank: Good Anjali...
All looked at Shashank enquiringly to ask why he was looking so happy.
In the changing room, Armaan was about to wear his shirt when Ridhimaa entered the changing room in hurry, oblivious to Armaan's presence. She got knocked into Armaan, who held her. Ridhimaa, startled, gazed into Armaan's face and then seeing him bare-chested, started to go away. Armaan held her hand and pulled her towards himself. Ridhimaa got jammed into Armaan's chest. Ridhimaa could not look into Armaan's eyes for even a second more. She nervously dropped her gaze, resolutely not looking at Armaan. Armaan held Ridhimaa in his arms and brought his face closer to hers. Ridhimaa bowed her face even more. Her gaze flitted over Armaan's well carved body and got stuck on something on his chest. Armaan sensed that Ridhimaa was not comfortable and he left her. But now, Ridhimaa was not trying to seperate herself from Armaan.
Armaan: (uncertainly) Ridhimaa?
Ridhimaa's shocked face emerged.
Armaan: Ridhimaa kya hua?
Ridhimaa turned her gaze back at Armaan's chest. There, next to the "FRIENDS" locket, below the heart shaped tatto emblazoned with the initials "AR", was another word engraved on Armaan's heart, in curly, black font... "Ridhimaa". Armaan saw Ridhimaa looking at the tattoo and sighed.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... wo...
Ridhimaa raised her hand to touch the tattoo, but felt afraid of causing Armaan pain by touching it. She looked back at Armaan, her eyes full of questions.
Ridhimaa: Ye tumne... kyun...
Armaan: Wo... aise hi... bas khaali time me...
Ridhimaa: (hitting Armaan's chest with her fist) Jhooth mat bolo!
Her voice was strained with the amount of control she was having on her emotions.
Ridhimaa: Mujhe pata hai tumne ye kyun kaarwaaya... tumhe lagta tha na ki main kabhi waapas nahi aaungi... tumhe yahi laga tha na ki tumne mujhe humesha ke liye kho diya hai?
Armaan hung his face. Ridhimaa gazed for a second or two at Armaan's bowed face, and then switched her gaze back to the tattoo. She removed her fist from Armaan's chest and caressed his heart very gently with her fingers. Then she wrapped her arms around Armaan and engulfed him into a hug, kissing the tattoo several times, trying to take away all Armaan's pains.
Armaan hugged her back, knowing that Ridhimaa was trying very hard, not to cry, just for him. They both stood like that for several minutes.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tum ro rahi ho?
Ridhimaa shook her head in refusal, without looking at him.
Armaan: Gussa ho mujhse?
Ridhimaa again shook her head in a "no".
Armaan: Kuch bologi nahi?
Ridhimaa shook her head for the third time.
Armaan: (smiling at Ridhimaa's behaviour) Din bhar pakde rehne ka iraada hai?
Armaan: Aise hi... bina kapdon ke?
Ridhimaa nodded again.
Armaan: Kyun? Bahut pyar aa raha hai kya mujhpar?
Ridhimaa nodded but did not look up.
Armaan: (a naughty glint in his eyes) Achha? To fir jo main maangunga... mujhe dogi?
Ridhimaa gave her assent again with a nod.
Armaan: Agar main tumse kahun ki mujhe kiss karo... to karogi?
Ridhimaa's head shook up and down in agreement, wordlessly.
Armaan: To karo...
Ridhimaa raised her face and held the back of Armaan's head lightly. To Armaan's amazement, Ridhimaa tenderly kissed Armaan's both cheeks, his eyelids and forehead. Sliding her head back onto Armaan's chest, she kissed at the center of his chest and then his heart too.
Armaan: (still not giving up) Agar main kahun ki mujhe wo "special" kiss chahiye to... to tum mujhe dogi?
Ridhimaa went still. She looked up and gazed into Armaan's eyes. Her head shook into a nod. She tried to bring her face near, but Armaan held her face in his hands.
Ridhimaa closed her eyes, to prevent herself from looking at Armaan.
Armaan: Kya hua Ridhimaa?
Ridhimaa did not speak. Armaan took her right hand and put it on his heart.
Armaan: Bolo Ridhimaa... naaraaz ho to batao... gussa ho to lado... kuch to bolo... please...
Ridhimaa: (opening her eyes and revealing her tears) I love you Armaan!
Ridhimaa: I love you Armaan...
Tears started rolling down her cheeks. Armaan stopped them with his fingertips.
Armaan: Ridhimaa please...
Ridhimaa: (squeezing herself into Armaan's chest, again hugging him) I love you Armaan... I love you!
Armaan: (stroking her hair) I love you too Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa had stopped crying, but she was still not leaving Armaan.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tum kapde change kar lo... OK?
He prised her away from himself and wiped off her tears. Ridhimaa nodded.
Armaan: Aur ab rona nahi... theek hai?
Ridhimaa nodded again and smiled slightly to convince him.
Armaan: Tum hansti achhi lagti ho...
Ridhimaa's smile deepened. armaan took his shirt and made his way out of the changing room, where he bumped into Rahul, who bumped into Muskaan, Atul, Anjali and Gazal, all of whom had been eavesdropping on him and Ridhimaa.
Anjali and Muskaan quickly covered their eyes with their hands. Gazal stared admiringly at Armaan’s body.
Armaan wore his shirt quickly and did up the buttons.
Rahul: Achha lag raha hai in kapdon me...
Armaan smiled, rather forcefully.
Armaan: Tum log kya kar rahe the?
He was asking them, though he already knew the answer.
Muskaan: Kuch nahi...
Anjali: Hum to bas...
Atul: Locker room dekhne aaye the...
The others glared at Atul.
Armaan: Locker room dekhne aaye the? Pehle kabhi dekha nahi kya?
Gazal: (not able to stop herself) To Ridhimaa ne aapko wo "special" kiss diya?
Armaan, who was going to say something, stopped, embarrassed. He looked at the others, all of whom were watching him, expectantly.
Armaan: Tum logon se matlab?
He went and sat on the bench.
Rahul: Bata na...
Anjali: Waise I know... Ridzi in sab matters me bahut awkward feel karti hai...
Gazal: Really? Lekin Ridhimaa mujhe to bahut modern khayaalon ki lagi...
Muskaan: Ridhimaa... aur modern khayaalon ki... rehne de... is joke par to hansi bhi nahi aayegi...
Atul: Haan... Ridz to bahut...
Armaan turned to look at Atul, daring him to speak. Atul shut his mouth.
Gazal: Bahut kya?
Rahul: (glancing towards the changing room door) Bahut achhi lag rahi hai...
Armaan turned his attention towards Ridhimaa, who was coming towards them. She was wearing a red coloured suit and was looking more beautiful than ever Armaan had ever seen her. He stood up automatically from his bench.
Anjali, Atul, Muskaan: (together) Wow!
Gazal: Aap to bahut sundar lag rahi hain is suit me...
She came and stood before Armaan, who wasted no more time and pulled her into a deep hug.
Armaan: (words falling out at random) Tum... tum... tumhe aaj kitne dinon baad... I love you so much!
Ridhimaa, quite taken aback, blushed.
Anjali: (to her fellow interns) Aise kaise... it's time for a group hug!
Muskaan, Rahul, Atul and Anjali joined in the hug. All were happy to have their Armaan and Ridhimaa back amongst them. Gazal was left alone, standing in the corner. She knew she did not deserve that hug. She was still an outsider, an alien to them all. A person, who had taken Ridhimaa's place at Sanjeevani. But she knew fully well that however hard she tried, she could never replace Ridhimaa, neither in Sanjeevani, nor in anyone's heart. Ridhimaa fully deserved much more than the love they all showered on her. Gazal made up her mind and noiselessly, rushed out of the locker room. She had a lot to think, decide and do.
All others seperated, except Armaan from Ridhimaa.
Anjali: Aaj tum lag rahi ho...
Anjali, Rahul, Atul, Muskaan: (together) Humari Ridhimaa...
Armaan: (cupping Ridhimaa's face in his hands) Meri Ridhimaa... sirf meri Ridhimaa...
He kissed Ridhimaa's forehead, her nose and proceeded to her lips when the others gasped aloud. Both armaana nd Ridhimaa jumped.
Anjali: OK.. OK... sirf tumhari Ridhimaa...
Muskaan: Lekin kum se kum sabke saamne ye prove to na kar...
They all laughed while Armaan and Ridhimaa both grew red in the face.
Armaan: (to Ridhimaa) Maine Daddy se baat ki...
Ridhimaa: Mujhe pata hai...
Armaan: Unhone tumhe bata diya?
Anjali: Haan... unhone hi to bataaya ki tum yahaan ho...
Rahul: Waise tum dono changing room me kar kya rahe the?
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan, shocked.
Armaan: Aise kya dekh rahi ho? Ye sab khud hi humari baatein sun rahe the...
Atul: Lekin Ridz... tumne Armaan ko "special" kiss nahi diya...
Armaan glared at Atul.
Ridhimaa: (to Armaan) To ab de doon?
Armaan: (surprised) Yahaan? Sabke saamne?
Ridhimaa: (simply) Haan... nahi chahiye?
Armaan started coming closer.
Ridhimaa: Pehle aankhein band karo...
Armaan closed his eyes obediently. Ridhimaa came forwards and tickled his stomach.
Ridhimaa: (running away) Baad me dungi...
Armaan ran behind her.
Rahul: Shuru ho gayi World War...
Muskaan: Chal... Hitler wait kar rahi hongi...
They both move out. As Atul started to follow Rahul out of the locker room, Anjali held his hand.
Anjali: Atul... wait... mujhe tumse baat karni hai.
Anjali: Are you OK?
Anjali: Are you sure?
Atul: Haan Anjali... main bilkul theek hoon...
Anjali: Maine jo kal kaha tha...
Atul: (cutting her short) Dr.Kirti humara wait kar rahi hongi...
He left the locker room immediately after saying this, leaving Anjali to follow him.
Ridhimaa was running without looking back. Armaan was at her heels. Ridhimaa deliberately made her way towards the Nurse Station where Kirti was waiting for the interns. Ridhimaa halted to a stop behind Kirti. Armaan too came there running and nearly bumped into Kirti.
Armaan: (panting) Sorry... sorry Mam.
Kirti: Ye sab kya ho raha hai?
Armaan: Kuch... kuch nahi... wo to Ridhimaa...
Kirti looked back and Ridhimaa and then at Armaan.
Kirti: Aap dono ko in kapdon me dekhkar achha laga. Dr.Armaan aapki duty Path Lab me hai. Baaki interns se keh dijiyega ki wo apni duties Duty-Chart se check kar lein.
She left. Ridhimaa was not ready for Kirti to leave so easily. she started running again.
Armaan: Ridhimaa... tumhe to main chhodunga nahi... wait...
Ridhimaa entered a lift and pushed the "close" button. But Armaan squeezed inside before the door could close.
Armaan: Ab mujhse bachkar kahaan jaogi? Haan?
Ridhimaa: (holding Armaan's shirt and pulling him closer to herself) Mujhe tumse door kahin ajaana bhi nahi hai.
Armaan was surprised at Ridhimaa's actions and her tone. They both were very close to each other and Ridhimaa was making no attempt to push Armaan away.
Ridhimaa: (in an unusually romantic voice) Mujhe tumse kitna kuch kehna hai Armaan...
Armaan: (slightly smiling) Kya?
Ridhimaa: Main... maine...
Armaan: (getting lost in Ridhimaa's eyes) Tumne?
Ridhimaa: Maine tumhe... tumhe...
Armaan: Haan Ridhimaa... bolo...
Ridhimaa: (pushing Armaan way hard and making her way out of the lift) Maine tumhe fir se bewkoof bana diya...
Armaan rushed behind her. Trying to escape from Armaan, in the hurry, Ridhimaa lost her balance and was about to fall when a pair of strong arms caught her. Armaan straightened up and so did Ridhimaa. Armaan did not loosen his hold. Ridhimaa, now totally, trapped, started to try and free herself.
Ridhimaa: Armaan... please... jaaney do na...
Armaan: Kyun jaaney doon? Tumhe to mujhse door kahin bhi nahi jaana...
Ridhimaa: Armaan... please...
Armaan: tumhe to mujhse bahut kuch kehna tha na... ab kya hua?
Ridhimaa: (squeaking) Wo to... main tumhe...
Armaan: Bewkoof bana rahi thi?
Ridhimaa nodded guiltily.
Armaan: To tumhe iski punishment milegi...
He held her face and parted her lips using his thumb. Ridhimaa closed her eyes. She could feel Armaan's breath on her face. Armaan kissed her forehead and left her. Ridhimaa opened her eyes.
Ridhimaa: Main... main jaun?
Armaan: Haan... jao... issey pehle ki mera mood change ho jaaye...
Ridhimaa started to leave in haste. But then, she stopped and turned around.
Ridhimaa: (coming back towards Armaan) Armaan... wo mujhe ek baat bolni thi...
Ridhimaa came forwards and kissed his cheek and then ran away blushing, leaving Armaan smiling behind her back.
At RIDHIMAAN, Armaan was welcoming the guests. There was a small exhibition of Maan's paintings. Armaan wanted to make it all very successful for Maan.
Maan: Bas Armaan... aur kitna kaam karoge? Abhi tumhe show bhi karna hai... relax!
Armaan: Haan... bas ho gaya... aap jaakar wahaan logon se baat kijiye... wo sab aapse milna chaahte hain...
Maan: (nervously) Main... mujhse... kyun?
Armaan: Maan... mujhe ab pakka yakeen ho gaya hai ki aap Ridhimaa ke bhai hain.
Armaan: Haan... itna to Ridhimaa bhi nahi darrti, jitna aap darrte hain. Aapki paintings ko sab log appreciate kar rahe hain... aap kum se kum unhe thanks to keh hi sakte hain na?
Maan: Haan... tum chaloge mere saath?
Armaan: Abhi to aapne mujhe relax karne ko kaha.... achha chaliye...
Armaan: Thanks aap baaki sab ko kahiyega... mere liye no sorry, no thank you
Maan smiled. They both move towards the exhibition circle. Maan started interacting with the viewers. rmaan strolled around with him for a while and then seeing that Maan was gradually getting comfortable, moved out towards the auditorium.
Gazal: (tapping Maan's shoulder) Hye!
Maan turned around and was quite surprised to see Gazal.
Gazal: Ji main. Aap kaise hain?
Maan: I'm good and you?
Gazal: Achhi hoon.
Maan smiled. Gazal was wearing a salwar-suit.
Maan: Aap aaj bahut achhi lag rahi hain.
Gazal: (gloating and speaking in a sing-song voice) Tell me something I don't know!
Maan smiled. Gazal moved around, scanning the paintings. Maan accompanied her.
Gazal: (frowning) Aapne jo bhi paintings banaayi hain... wo sab kisi ladki ke upar based hain... right?
Maan: (shocked) Aapne kaise... I mean... aisa nahi hai. Wo dekhiye... us painting me koi ladki nahi hai... aur ye waali to ek landscape hai...
Gazal: (knowingly) Lekin har painting me aapne ek soft touch diya hai... aur...
She went and stood near a painting which was composed of nothing, but a pair of beautiful eyes, which had a shade of rainbow in them.
Gazal: Aur ye aankhein... ye aankhein maine kahin dekhi hui hain...
Maan: (excitedly) Kahaan?
Gazal: Pata nahi... yaad nahi aa raha... ye kiski aankhein hain?
Maan: (shrugging his shoulders) Don't know... shaayad maine bhi inhe kahin dekha ho... shaayad kabhi kisi khwaab me...
His voice trailed off.
Gazal: Aapne kabhi in aankhon ko kisi ka chehra dene ki koshish nahi ki?
Maan: Nahi... jab mujhe ye hi nahi pata ki ye kiski aankhein hain... to fir main...
Gazal: (thinking) Ye saari painting isi ladki se related hai na?
Maan: (admitting) Haan...
Gazal: Aapne ye paintings kab banaayi?
Maan: Bas... abhi pichhle week me...
Gazal: Itni jaldi? Bahut hardworking hain aap!
They both started to move towards the auditorium, where the show had already started. Armaan's voice was audible from there too...
"Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me,
Kabhi Dill Bichhadte Hain.
Kabhi ehsaas sulagte hain,
Kabhi aansun umadte hain,
Kabhi khiza me chalte hain.
Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me,
Kabhi Dill Bichhadte Hain..."
Gazal turned to look at Maan. Maan who had been looking at Gazal, a second before, dropped his gaze.
Gazal: Aapne kabhi kisi se muhabbat ki hai?
Maan: Haan ki hai...
Maan: Apni paintings se...
Gazal: Oh.... inme se aapki favourite kaun si hai?
Maan: Wahi... jiska anjaam mujhe nahi pata...
Armaan had started singing the next phrase...
"Kabhi parvaane jalte hain,
Kabhi aahsiq tadapte hain,
Kabhi kehne se darrte hain.
Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me,
Kabhi Dill Bichhadte Hain..."
Maan: (as the phrase ended) Meri wahi... adhoori... tanha painting... ye mujhe meri yaad dilaati hai... jis tarah main adhoora hoon, tanha hoon... usi tarah ye painting bhi...
Maan paused. He looked apologetically at Gazal. Maybe he had disclosed much more than he had ever intended. Armaan's voice floated across the distance...
"Kabhi khwaab sisakte hain,
Kabhi toofaan guzarte hain,
Kabhi tanha hi marrte hain.
Muhabbat Ki Raahon Me,
Kabhi Dill Bichhadte Hain."
There was a round of applause as the song ended. Gazal and Maan took their seats in the auditorium. There was an awkward silence between them. Armaan had started on another song.
Armaan: (still with his eyes closed)
"Chaand tanha hai, aasmaan tanha...
Dill miley hain kahaan-kahaan tanha...
Bujh gayi aas, chhup gaya taara...
Thartharaata raha dhuan tanha...
Zindagi kya isi ko kehte hain...
Jism tanha hai aur Jaan tanha...
Humsafar koi agar miley kahin...
Dono chalte rahe yahaan tanha...
Jalti-bujhti si roshni ke taley...
Simta-simta sa ek makaan tanha...
Raah dekha kargea sadiyon tak...
Chhod jaayenge ye jahaan tanha."
Gazal: (trying to change the subject matter) Aapki paintings bahut achhi hain...
Maan was about to say thank you, when he remembered something and smiled.
Maan: Tell me something I don't know!
Gazal: (abruptly) I love you.
Maan: (shocked out of his senses) Ji?
Gazal: (simply repeating) I love you...
Maan: Aap... aap kya keh rahi hain?
Gazal: Main wahi keh rahi hoon jo aa sun rahe hain...
Maan: (stammering) Mera... mera matlab aap...
Gazal: Ji main... main aapse pyar karti hoon... aur aapke saath rehna chaahti hoon.
Armaan had again took over and was thanking the audience.
Armaan: Aaj ke show me aane ke liye aur mera saath dene ke liye... thank you so much! Ab hum next week...
Ridhimaa: (running across the auditorium) Nahi... abhi ruko!
Shashank too entered behind her. All turned their heads to look at the source of the voice. Ridhimaa ran and stood in front of the stage. Armaan looked dazed. He came down from the stage, went upto Shashank and touched his feet. Shashank blessed him.
Armaan: Aap log...
Shashank: Ridhimaa ne bahut zidd ki aane ki...
Armaan: Main poochh raha tha aap log late kyun aaye?
Ridhimaa: (quickly, half panting) Hum log paintings dekh rahe the... fir tumne bola ki show khatm kar rahe ho to...
Armaan: Show khatm...
Ridhimaa: Aise kaise? Mujhe bhi gaane sunne hain...
Armaan: To pehle aana chahiye tha...
Ridhimaa: Armaan please... bas ek...
He went back to the stage.
Ridhimaa: Please... please... please... please... please?
Armaan: Haan to main keh raha tha ki...
Ridhimaa: Please Armaan!
Audience: (altogether, imitating Ridhimaa) Please Armaan!
Ridhimaa looked around. everyone was watching her only. She was embarrassed.
Armaan: (smiling) Well... OK... Daddy aap baith jaaiye...
Shashank went and sat beside Maan.
Armaan: (to Ridhimaa) Aur Ridhimaa... tum...
Ridhimaa: Main... main bhi baith jaati hoon...
She went and sat beside Shashank. Armaan looked dubious.
Armaan: Ye gaana aaj ki ek latecomer ko dedicated hai...
Armaan: Aur agar wo latecomer next time late aayi to...
Armaan: To next time late aane waale ko entry nahi milegi.
Ridhimaa looked furious. Armaan started humming.
Armaan: Aaa aa….
Gazal: (taking the chance) Mera matlab... aapka saath dena chaahti hoon...
Gazal: Aap Ridhimaa ko apne saath mat le jaaiye... main chalungi aapke saath... aap tanha nahi honge... main har kadam par aapka saath dungi... lekin please Armaan aur Ridhimaa ko alag mat kijiye.
Maan: (understanding) Main khud bhi Riddhi ko nahi le jaana chaahta... main kuch...
Gazal: Nahi... ye baat nahi hai... main aapse...
Armaan: (singing, looking directly at Ridhimaa)
Sajde mein yoon hi jhukta hoon...
Tum pe hi aa ke rukta hoon...
Kya ye sab ko hota hai...
Sajde mein yoon hi jhukta hoon...
Tum pe hi aa ke rukta hoon...
Kya ye sab ko hota hai...
Armaan: Ab is gaane ko Ridhimaa poori karegi.
All stared at Armaan and then at Ridhimaa, who looked baffled.
Shashank: Jao Ridhimaa...
Maan: (smiling) Jao na Riddhi...
Shashank looked at Maan enquiringly.
Maan: Wo main...
Shashank: Aap Ridhimaa ko kaise jaante hain?
Maan: Main... actually... main Riddhi... I mean... main...
Gazal: Ye Armaan ke friend hain.
Maan heaved a sigh of utmost relief.
Shashank: Armaan ke friend?
Maan: Ji... I'm Maan Saraswat...
Ridhimaa: Wo baahar inhi ki paintings ki exhibition hai...
Shashank: Oh... nice to meet you! The paintings are wonderful!
Gazal: (reminding) Ridhimaa... Armaan aapko bula rahe hain...
Ridhimaa: Mujhe kahin nahi jaana...
Armaan had taken a guitar and closed his eyes.
Armaan: To fir theek hai...
He plucked the strings of the guitar.
Armaan: Ye gaana adhoora hi rahega...
Armaan was playing the guitar very fast. Tune after tune. His fingers were getting numb. The others looked at each other. Ridhimaa came up to the stage. Armaan did not notice.
Ridhimaa: (singing shyly) Hum ko kya lena hai sab se... Tum se hi sab baatein ab se...
Armaan opened his eyes. Ridhimaa looked at him and smiled.
Ridhimaa: (singing) Ban gaye ho tum meri dua...
Armaan flung the guitar away and spread his hands wide.
Armaan: (singing) Khuda Jaane ke main fida hoon... (bringing his hands down) Khuda Jaane main mit gaya... (offering his hand to Ridhimaa for a dance) Khuda jaane yeh kyun hua hai... (Ridhimaa placed her hand on his) Ki ban gaye ho tum mere Khuda...
Gazal: (not deterring from her point and whispering to Maan) Main sirf Ridhimaa ke liye nahi... main aapse...
Maan: Enough Gazal!
Gazal went silent.
Maan: Aap mera saath dena chaahti hain?
Maan: Aap mujhse pyar karti hain?
Gazal nodded again.
Gazal remained silent.
Maan: Abhi aap mujhe jaanti hi kitna hain?
Gazal: (slowly) Ye sach hai ki mere liye kisi bhi baat ke nateeje par pahunchne ke liye sirf ek lamha kaafi hota hai. Magar main jaanti hoon aise faisle lamhon me nahi hote. Isiliye maine pehli baar apne is faisle par kaafi gaur kiya hai aur mera khayaal hai aapko bhi soch lena chahiye. Main aapse sirf aapki opinion maang rahi hoon. Aur main Monday ko Sanjeevani se Delhi transfer ke liye apply kar rahi hoon.
Maan: Aap paagal to nahi ho gayi? Chaar baar aapne mujhe dekha, do baar baat ki to aapko lagne laga ki aapne ye faisla bahut soch samajh kar kiya hai? Sorry... lekin love aur infatuation me kaafi fark hota hai. Chaar din aap mujhse na milein to shaayad paanchve din main aapko yaad bhi na aaun. Pyar ek din me nahi hota aur na hi sochne-samajhne se khatm hota hai.
Meanwhile, Armaan and Ridhimaa were still dancing.
Ridhimaa: (putting her steps in tune with Armaan) Tu kahe to tere hi kadam ke main nishanon pe... Chaloon, rukoon ishaare pe...
Armaan rolled her onto him and held her from back.
Ridhimaa: (singing, getting lost with Armaan's each touch) Tu kahe to khwaabon ka, bana ke main bahana sa...
Ridhimaa turned and looked into Armaan's eyes.
Ridhimaa: (caressing Armaan's cheek) Mila karun sirhaane pe...
Armaan: (putting his hands on Ridhimaa's waist and dancing very close with her)
Tum se dil ki baatein seekhi...
Tum se hi ye raahein seekhi...
Tum pe marr ke mein to... jee gaya...
Ridhimaa was getting red, with each passing second. She was melting in Armaan's arms.
Gazal: Maine aapko apni feelings bata di hain... faisla aapke haath me hai... mujhe lagta hai aap bhi mujhse...
Maan: Excuse me!
Gazal: Aapke pass sochne ke liye Monday tak ka time hai. Main aapke saath Delhi chalungi, chaahe kuch bhi ho jaaye... chaahe sirf aur sirf dost bankar.
Maan stared at Gazal. She looked determined.
Gazal: Aur meri muhabbat itni jaldi khatm hone waali nahi... aazma ke dekh lijiyega.
Gazal looked at him and Maan lost courage to speak.
Gazal: Main jaanti hoon aap mujhe pasand karte hain... aur aapke adhoorepan ko meri muhabbat poora kargei... aapko aur aapki painting ko meri muhabbat ki zaroorat hai... us chehre ko poora karke dekhiyega... agar usme mera chehra nahi nazar aaya to...
Armaan pulled the blushing Ridhimaa close to himself.
Armaan: Dil kahe ke aaj to, chhupa lo tum panaahon mein... (holding Ridhimaa's face in his hands) Ki darr hai tum ko kho doonga... (Ridhimaa looked into Armaan's eyes) Dil kahe sambhal zara, khushi ko na nazar laga... (Armaan bowed his face) Ki darr hai mein to ro doonga...
Maan: (demanding) To?
Ridhimaa: (raising Armaan's face by placing her hands on either side of the face) Hooo... Karti hoon sau waade tum se... (Armaan gazed deeply into Ridhimaa's eyes) Bandhe dil ke dhaage tum se... (pulling Armaan towards herself) Ye tumhe na jaane kya hua...
Armaan and Ridhimaa hugged each other. Both were feeling afraid of losing each other and thus, did not try and separate. Armaan's recorded voice was floating in the background.
"Khuda Jaane ki main fida hun...
Khuda Jaane main mit gaya...
Khuda jaane ye kyun hua hai...
Ki ban gaye ho tum mere Khuda..."
She shrugged her shoulders.
Gazal: Main fir bhi aapka saath nahi chhodungi...
Maan: Agar main aapka saath na chaahun to?
Gazal looked at Maan with hurt eyes, got up and left, leaving Maan in deep thoughts. There was a deafening roar of applause as the song ended. Armaan and Ridhimaa looked at each other. Armaan stepped back and clapped fir Ridhimaa. Ridhimaa, blushing, indicated him to come with her. Both went down the stage and the audience started departing.
Shashank: (coming forwards) Bahut achha gaaya... tum dono ne...
Ridhimaa was looking towards Maan. Maan, who now wanted to go after Gazal, stood up from his seat and started to move away.
Ridhimaa: (shrieking) Maani bhaiyya!
Maan stumbled at the shriek and hit a temporary pillar, which was standing in his way. The pillar started to fall on Maan. Ridhimaa ran towards him.
He too rushed forwards, pulled both Maan and Ridhimaa out of the way of harm. The pillar hit Armaan's head and rolled away.
Armaan fell down on the ground, holding his head which was bleeding profusely.
Ridhimaa: (kneeling on the ground beside Armaan) Armaan... Armaan...
Armaan could not hear Ridhimaa. He lost consciousness and Ridhimaa's voice ebbed away. Shashank and Maan lifted Armaan and ran towards Shashank's car.
At Armaan's house. Shashank had treated to Armaan's wounds. Ridhimaa was crying. Maan was looking worried.
Ridhimaa: Ji Papa?
Shashank: Armaan ko abhi thodi der me hosh aa jaayega...
Ridhimaa: (again gazing at Armaan's still form) Ji...
Shashank: Ridhimaa... tum Maan ko kaise jaanti ho?
Ridhimaa: Wo... main... Maani... I mean... Maan... wo Armaan ke...
Shashank: Jhooth bolne ki zaroorat nahi hai Ridhimaa... tum mujhe bata sakti ho... main tumhara pita hoon... kaun hai ye... jisey tum Maani Bhaiyya keh rahi thi?
Ridhimaa knew she would have to tell her father. She was going to tell him a few days later anyways, why not today?
Ridhimaa: Papa... wo... ye... ye Maani Bhaiyya hain...
Shashank came near Ridhimaa and placed her hand on her head.
Shashank: Kaun? Main jaanta hoon inhe?
Ridhimaa: Wo... jab main yahaan se gayi thi... to... to main Maani Bhaiyya ke pass thi...
Shashank looked appalled.
Ridhimaa: Wo... actually...
Maan: Mummy ki condition critical thi. Unhone Riddhi ko bulaaya tha... mere Papa ka naam...
He looked at Ridhimaa, who was shaking her head.
Maan: Mere Papa ka naam Mr. Prakash Saraswat hai.
Shashank stepped back, alarmed.
Maan: Ji... meri Mummy ki kidney problem thi... aur mujhe... mujhe painting me apna career banaana tha... is sab me Riddhi ne humari bahut help ki. Mummy ki death ke baad bhi... Mumbai me meri paintings ki ek exhibition honi hai... isiliye hum log Mumbai aaye the... Riddhi...
Shashank: Mat lo meri beti ka naam!
Maan stopped. He had anticipated Shashank's anger. Ridhimaa was gazing at Shashank with wide, teary eyes.
Ridhimaa: Papa... Maani Bhaiyya...
Shashank: Tum chup raho... mujhe vishwaas nahi ho raha... tum iske saath itne din tak thi... aur ab iske liye hum sabko chhod kar jaana chaahti ho...
Shashank took Maan by hand and dragged him out of the room with him. Ridhimaa dropped herself on the chair beside Armaan's bed. Her tears were wetting Armaan's chest. She kept her hand on Armaan, not to hold him, but just to make sure that at least he was there with her, a person who trusted her and loved her in every condition. Armaan's hand gripped Ridhimaa's and brought it next to his heart.
Ridhimaa: (crying out with relief) Armaan!
Armaan slowly opened his eyes. Tears fell fast from Ridhimaa's eyes.
Armaan: (trying to raise his hand and speaking in a very weak tone) Riddhi... Ridhimaa... tum... tum theek ho?
Ridhimaa did not answer. She bent and kissed Armaan's forehead and forgot to straighten up. She was still crying, her lips caressing Armaan's forehead. Armaan knew something was wrong.
Armaan: (with difficulty) Ridhimaa... kya... kya hua?
Ridhimaa remained silent. Only her tears were doing the talking. Shashank and Maan had heard Ridhimaa's cry and they both rushed inside the room.
Shashank, Maan: (together) Armaan!
Ridhimaa straightened up. Armaan looked towards Shashank and Maan. He tried to get up. Shashank quickly came forwards and placed a hand on Armaan's shoulder to prevent him from getting up.
Shashank: Lete raho... aaraam se...
He spared Ridhimaa an angry glare and then turned hi attention back towards Armaan.
Shashank: Ab kaise ho?
Maan: Zyada dard to nahi ho raha na?
Armaan smiled and shook his head.
Armaan: Nahi... aaah... nahi... aap... aap theek hain na?
Shashank: (indicating Maan) Ye kaun hai Armaan?
Armaan: Ye... ye... ye mere friend hain... Maan...
Shashank: Maine poochha... ye kaun hai? Iska tumse kya rishta hai jo ye is ghar me rah raha hai?
Shashank: Tumhe pata hai ye kiska beta hai?
Armaan looked towards Ridhimaa. She had her head bowed. But armaan could still feel he tears.
Shashank: Ridhimaa... tum jao yahaan se...
Ridhimaa was getting up when Armaan put his arm aross her waist, holding her there.
Armaan: Nahi... tum yahin ruko...
Shashank: Usey jaaney do Armaan... uske aansuon se tum kamzor pad jaate ho...
Armaan: Ridhimaa meri zindagi hai Daddy... meri kamzori nahi...
Ridhimaa looked at Armaan and Armaan turned to look at Shashank.
Armaan: Haan... main jaanta hoon Maan kiske bete hain.
Shashank looked stumped. He looked as if he could not understand the joke going around.
Shashank: Tum... tum jaante ho?
Shashank: Tum jaante ho ye Prakash ka beta hai?
Shashank: Us Prakash ka beta jisne tumhe...
Armaan: Please Daddy... wo sab...
Shashank: (continuing) Jisne tumhe jaan se maarne ki koshish ki thi?
Ridhimaa tried not to look at Maan now, whose face had gone paper white.
Shashank: (to Maan, hard-heartedly) Kyun? tumhare Papa ne apne gunaah tumhare saat share nahi kiye? Aur tum... tumhe sharm nahi aayi us insaan ke ghar me rehte hue, jisey tumhare Papa kitni baar maarne ki koshish kar chuke hain?
Armaan: Daddy... wo sab bhool jaaiye...
Shashank: Armaan... wo sab tum bhool sakte ho... main nahi... aur tum bhi kaise bhool sakte ho? Tumne isey apne ghar me panaah di... iske saath meri beti ko waapas bhejne ko tayyar ho? Iske saath?
Armaan: Maan bahut achhe hain... wo...
Shashank: Ye Prakash ka beta hai Armaan...
Shashank: Us Prakash ka beta jo...
Armaan: (shouting) Main bhi Salmaan Mallik ka beta hoon!
Armaan's voice had cracked with the strain of shouting. Ridhimaa kept her hand on Armaan's chest to relax him. Armaan held her hand tightly.
Shashank: (softly) Hume pata hai Armaan...
Armaan: (continuing in a heavy tone) Unhone bhi mujhe jaan se maarne ki koshish ki thi... mere apne Abi Jaaan ne... unhi Salmaan Mallik ne... main us Salmaan Mallik ka beta hoon...
There was immense pain hidden in his voice.
Shashank: (placing a comforting hand on his forehead) Armaan...
Ridhimaa removed her hand from Armaan's forehead.
Armaan: Us Salmaan Mallik ka beta Daddy... jisne aap sabko mujhse door kar diya...
He looked at Ridhimaa. Shashank kept mum.
Armaan: Us Salmaan Mallik ka beta jisne meri zindagi ki sabse badi khushi mujhse chheen li... meri Ridhimaa ko mujhse alag kar diya... mujhse sabki muhabbat ganwaane ko majboor kar diya... us Salmaan Mallik ka beta...
There was a silence after this in which only Ridhimaa's sobs could be heard.
Armaan: (now looking in Shashank's direction) Aapko lagta hai ki main Ridhimaa ke saath kuch galat kar sakta hoon?
Shashank: Bilkul nahi...
Armaan: Ya fir main Tamanna ke saath?
Shashank: Kabhi nahi... lekin isme Tamanna ki baat kahaan se...
Armaan: Ridhimaa Maan ki behen hai...
Shashank opened his mouth to speak.
Armaan: (before Shashank could protest) Theek usi tarah... jis tarah Tamanna meri.
Shashank closed his mouth on hearing Tamanna's name.
Armaan: Maan Ridhimaa se bahut pyar karte hain... usey kabhi koi takleef nahi denge...
Shashank: Lekin agar kabhi isne Ridhimaa ko... tum sach me Ridhimaa ko iske saath jaaney doge? Agar kabhi Prakash...
Armaan: Kisiko bhi Ridhimaa ko koi bhi takleef dene se pehle mera saamna karna hoga...
Shashank: Tum Ridhimaa ke liye kab tak takleef uthaoge?
Armaan: Apne marrte dum tak... mere jeeteji Ridhimaa ko kabhi koi...
Ridhimaa's sniffed softly so that she couldn't be heard.
Shashank: (cutting across armaan) Armaan! Tumhe kya lagta hai? Mujhe sirf Ridhimaa ki fikr hai? Tumhari fikr nahi hai? Mujhe pata hai ki tumhare rehte hue Ridhimaa ko kabhi kuch nahi hoga... lekin tum? Tum mere bete ho Armaan... mujhe tumhari...
Armaan: Mujhe Maan par poora vishwaas hai Daddy...
Armaan: Aapko mujhpar vishwaas hai?
Armaan removed Shashank's hand from his forehead and held it in both his hands.
Armaan: To fir ek baar... sirf ek baar mere vishwaas par vishwaas karke dekhiye... jaaney dijiye Ridhimaa ko Maan ke saath... Maan ko ek parivaar ki zaroorat hai... Ridhimaa ke saath ki zaroorat hai... meri wajah se Maan apne Papa se door hai... ab meri hi wajah se wo Ridhimaa se bhi door ho jaaye... ye main kabhi nahi chaahunga.
Shashank: (voicing his fear) Agar Ridhimaa waapas nahi aayi to? Tum reh sakoge uske bina?
Ridhimaa looked up.
Armaan: Nahi... main Ridhimaa ke bina nahi reh sakta... lekin... mujhe humari muhabbat par poora vishwaas hai... aur ye vishwaas itna kamzor nahi hai ki kuch din ki dooriyan na bardaasht kar sake... hai na Ridhimaa?
Ridhimaa did not answer. She was not looking at him. She was thinking about what had happened earlier that day when she had discovered Armaan's new tattoo. Was Armaan speaking the truth? Did he really trusted their love? Ridhimaa switched her gaze back to Armaan and their eyes met for a second. What all was not there in those bright blue eyes? Love, trust, everything that Ridhimaa could ever desire. She nodded.
Shashank pressed Armaan's hand a little, indicating his support.
Shashank: Main tumhari muhabbat aur tumhare vishwaas par vishwaas kar sakta hoon...
He stood up.
Shashank: Main baahar intzaar karta hoon... tum apna khayaal rakhna...
Armaan: (smiling) Ji...
Shashank went out. Armaan looked at Maan who was teetering at the edge of saying something.
Maan: I'm sorry Armaan... mujhe nahi pata tha ki wo tum ho jisko Papa ne... I'm really very sorry Armaan.
Armaan: Maan... it's OK.
Maan: It's not OK. Mujhe sach me kuch nahi pata tha... pata nahi tumne kaise mujhe apne ghar me rehne ke liye keh diya... tumhe to mujhse nafrat honi chahiye thi... mere Papa... I mean... Prakash ne...
Armaan: Maan! Wo aapke Papa hain!
Maan: Unhone tumhe... main unse nafrat... nafrat...
Armaan: Maan... aapko mere liye apne Papa se nafrat karne ki koi zaroorat nahi hai.
Maan: Lekin unhone tumhe...
Armaan: Unhone jo kiya, mere saath kiya. Aur aap chaahein to main unhe maaf kar sakta hoon... aap unke bete hain... apne Papa se nafrat mat kijiyega...
Maan: Tumhare Papa bhi to...
Armaan: Mujhe unke baare me koi baat nahi karni. Wo jab tak zinda the... tab tak maine unse nafrat ki... lekin ab... ab main chaah kar bhi unse nafrat nahi kar sakta. Ab shaayad wo aur Ma saath honge... khush honge... maine unhe maaf kar diya hai...
Maan: Tum bahut achhe ho Armaan.
Armaan: Thanks! Mujhe pata hai...
Maan: Main bhi kuch der baahar jaata hoon... tab tak tum dono...
He left the sentence incomplete and walked out of the room. Armaan now turned his attention towards Ridhimaa, who was still silently shedding tears.
Meanwhile, Shashank had confronted Maan in the living room.
Shashank: Maine sirf Armaan ki wajah se tumhe...
Maan: Main jaanta hoon Dr.Gupta. Mujhe aapse kuch bahut important baat karni hai.
Shashank: Kya baat karni hai?
Maan: Main Riddhi... I mean Ridhimaa aur Armaan ko alag nahi karna chaahta.
Maan: Main Riddhi... Ridhimaa ko apne saath nahi le jaunga. Chaahe kuch bhi ho jaaye.
Shashank: Lekin Ridhimaa to...
Maan: (speaking very carefully) Ridhimaa bahut achhi hai. Usne har kadam par meri aur Mummy ki help ki. Apni salary se humara ghar chalaaya... mujhe meri hobby ko as a career pursue karne me help ki... wo to Mummy ko apni kidney tak donate karne ke liye ready thi...
Shashank was taken aback.
Maan: Lekin maine humesha ussey nafrat ki... mujhe lagta tha ki uski wajah se mere Papa mujhse door hue hain... lekin Ridhimaa ne kabhi mera saath nahi chhoda. Mummy ki death ke baad... sir wo hi meri apni hai. I'm sorry meri wajah se Ridhimaa itne din tak aap logon se door rahi... is baat ke liye shaayad main kabhi khud ko maaf nahi kar paunga. Aur main jaanta hoon... aap sabse door hokar Ridhimaa kitni takleef me rahi... ab main Riddhi ko aur takleef nahi dena chaahta... I mean Ridhimaa ko...
Shashank: (after a brief pause) Ridhimaa tumhari behen hai... tum usey Riddhi keh kar bula sakte ho. I'm sorry maine tumhe galat samjha. Tum apne pita ki tarah nahi ho.
Maan did not know whether he should accept this compliment ot not.
Shashank: Ridhimaa tumhare saath jaayegi... mujhe ab koi fikr nahi hai... tum uske bhai ho... tum uska achhe se khayaal rakhoge...
Maan: Nahi... main Riddhi ko nahi lekar jaunga apne saath...
Shashank: Beta... tumhe kisi ke saath ki zaroorat hai... aise akele...
Maan: Main akela nahi hoon. Mere saath... Gazal mere saath jaayengi.
Shashank: Dr.Gazal Saxena?
Maan: Wo... unhone kaha tha ki... ki wo mujhse...
Shashank: (completing for him) Pyar karti hain?
Shashank: Aur tum?
Maan: Pata nahi...
Shashank: Maan... agar tum Dr.Gazal se pyar nahi karte to tumhe unko apne saath le jaane ka koi haq nahi hai. Ye ek bahut selfish baat hogi... Dr.Gazal tumhare liye apni job sacrifice karne ko tayyar hain aur tum unka faayda...
Maan: (revolted) Nahi... main unka faayda uthaane ke baare me soch bhi nahi sakta... main to unse...
Shashank: Unse kya?
Maan did not speak. He was amazed at his own thoughts.
Shashank: (smiling) Tumhe is baare me soch lena chahiye Maan. Agar jo shabd tum kehte-kehte ruk gaye, wo "pyar" hai to... to Ridhimaa ko tumhare saath jaaney ki zaroorat shaayad nahi padegi.
Maan: (asking like a child) Gazal to mujhse gussa hongi na Dr.Gupta? Maine pata nahi unse kya-kya keh diya...
Shashank: Gussa hongi to manaana bhi tumhari zimmedaari hai. Aur ye Dr.Gupta kya hota hai? Main Ridhimaa ka pita hoon... to tum mujhe...
Maan: Main aapko Papa keh sakta hoon?
Shashank: Bilkul keh sakte ho.
Maan: Papa... aap Ridhimaa aur Armaan ki shaadi kara dijiye...
Maan: Jissey wo ab kabhi alag na ho... wo chaahein tab bhi nahi...
Shashank: (thinking) Hmm...
In Armaan's room. Armaan raised his hand and wiped off Ridhimaa's tears tenderly. He then tried to raise his face to kiss her eyes, but was left groaning.
She herself brought her face near Armaan's. Armaan kissed her eyes gently and then proceeded towards her lips. Ridhimaa blushed and drew her head back. Armaan forgot about his wound and again tried to raise his head. He had lifted his head only a few inches off the pillow, when he lost courage. Pain seared in his wound. Ridhimaa placed Armaan's head carefully back on the pillow and brought her lips near Armaan's allowing him to kiss her. She closed her eyes, anticipating the kiss. Armaan smiled at Ridhimaa's behaviour and concern. He kissed her forehead. Ridhimaa opened her eyes. A tear rolled down on her cheeks.
Ridhimaa: (keeping her head on Armaan's chest, hugging him) Tum bahut achhe ho Armaan... tum bahut...
Ridhimaa: Tum bahut achhe ho Armaan...
Armaan: Ridhimaa... rona nahi... mujhe tumhare aansuon se...
Ridhimaa: Takleef hoti hai... I know... main tumhe aur takleef nahi dungi...
Armaan: Ridhimaa.... tumne mujhe...
Ridhimaa: Humesha takleef di hai... sirf takleef...
Armaan: Nahi Ridhimaa...
Ridhimaa: Haan Armaan...
She raised her head.
Ridhimaa: Dekho... aaj bhi meri wajah se tumhe...
Before she could complete her sentence, Armaan held her head, brought it nearer and kissed her forehead. Ridhimaa was left staring at Armaan.
Armaan: Ab agar ek bhi shabd bola to...
Armaan proceeded to kiss her lips. Ridhimaa quickly hid her head in Armaan's chest, smiling. Armaan planted a kiss on her hair and started stroking her long, beautiful hair. Ridhimaa fell in love with Armaan all over again.
Ridhimaa: (again raising her face) I love...
She could not go on further. Armaan had pulled her in and planted a quick, tender kiss on her honey-sweet lips. Ridhimaa blushed.
Ridhimaa: Lekin main to sirf...
She did not miss the mischievous glint in Armaan's eyes and rested her head back on his chest. Armaan again started stroking her hair. A little while later, Armaan stopped stroking Ridhimaa's hair. He was just left gazing at her. ridhimaa felt that Armaan might have gone to sleep. She raised her head for the third time and found Armaan looking at her steadily. Ridhimaa's black eyes found the blue ones and their gaze locked. Armaan brushed Ridhimaa's hair aside. Ridhimaa too leaned forwards. Their lips connected and all their worries ebbed away. Both kissed each other for a very long time. When they parted, Armaan was still gazing at Ridhimaa. Ridhimaa realised something.
Ridhimaa: (in fake anger) Lekin maine to kuch nahi kaha...
Armaan: Mujhe kuch kehna tha...
Ridhimaa: (frowning) Kya?
Armaan: I love you!
Ridhimaa's fake anger melted away from her face. Armaan kissed her cheek and snuggled his head into her hair. He made Ridhimaa rest her head on his heart again and closed his eyes. A few minutes later, he had drifted off in the world of his dreams.
Shashank and Maan had till, now reached Armaan's room. As Maan made to enter, Shashank held his hand and stopped him. He wanted to give Armaan and Ridhimaa some time on their own.
Ridhimaa lifted her head off Armaan's chest and gazed at his face for a few seconds. Her eyes welled up with tears. She bent forwards and kissed Armaan on his closed lips. Maan and Shashank hurriedly turned their faces away.
Ridhimaa: (in a voice muffled with tears) I love you too Armaan! I love you too! I love you so much!
All her pent up tears and concerns were now flowing out.
Ridhimaa: I'm sorry Armaan... main tumhe takleef nahi dena chaahti... kabhi nahi dena chaahti... lekin main kya karun Armaan? Main tumse door nahi hona chaahti... lekin main Maani bhaiyya ko akela nahi chhod sakti Armaan... I'm sorry Armaan... I'm really sorry! I'm really sorry.
She fumbled inside Armaan's pocket and drew out a crumpled bit of paper. She wrote seven words on it and laid it, neatly folded, beneath Armaan's hands, on his chest. She got up and ran towards the door.
Ridhimaa: Chaliye Papa! Please!
Shashank nodded to Maan and took Ridhimaa away. As soon as they entered the Gupta House, Ridhimaa ran straight to her room.
Padma: Isey kya hua?
Shashank: Main tumhe sab bataata hoon.
They both went to their room too. Next morning, Armaan woke up and found the paper resting on his chest. He opened it. It was the same letter which Ridhimaa had left for him, before leaving in December. But now, there was an addition on it.
Letter: "I love you Armaan... Sirf tumhari, Ridhimaa."
Armaan smiled and kissed the letter, not knowing that the hands which had written the letter had spent the last night, wiping Ridhimaa's tears.
“Armaan: (confused) Kya hua? Aap sab mujhe is tarah se kyun dekh rahe hain?
Shashank: (smiling) Humne socha hai ki ab tum dono ek humesha ke liye ek kar diya jaaye…
Armaan: (stupidly) Matlab?
Ridhimaa was blushing hard.
Padma: Matlab… tumhari aur Ridhimaa ki shaadi kar di jaaye…
Armaan looked at Ridhimaa, whose head was bowed. He jumped to his feet.
Armaan: Mujhse shaadi nahi karni!
Ridhimaa’s face, which had been ensconced in confidence a second before, grew pale.
Anjali: Armaan… tum kya…
Armaan: (angrily) Maine kaha ki mujhe Ridhimaa se shaadi nahi karunga… and that’s final!”
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