Sunday, 18 January 2015

Part 52: We Belong Together

Riddhima: Ji, ab mujhe chalna chahiye... Riddhima spoke while she turned around to walk outside the cabin... Riddhima reached towards the door and stooped turning back she looked at a very shocked Shashank. She knew what she ll tell him now would clear all the air of misunderstanding between them, but he could take it in a wrong way even.... Riddhima had to tell him this and so she spoke..


Riddhima: Dr. Gupta, jaldhi main aur Dr.Armaan apke paas ayenge,.. Riddhima spoke with a smile while Shashank looked at her confused.. 

Riddhima: Bahoth jald main aur Armaan shaadi karne wale hai..... hamare shaadi ki pehali invitation card hum aap hi ko denge, socha tha jab yeh din ayega toh aap sabse zaada khush honge, lekin......... Saying so Riddhima walked outside, as tears flowed from her eyes.... while Shashank was shocked with this news, he looked at Riddhima's retreating back and sighted in disbelief...

One part of his mind was asking him to believe in Armaan and bless them and the other part of his mind was wonderinf what if it was all Armaan's game ?? Horror dawned on his face as he realised that Armaan had done all those suprises to Riddhima and no other girl.... Shashank felt bad for his bad behaviour... Helpless he sighted.....

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Riddhima towards the fire escape, She sat silently on the bench, hunched over and with a sense of loss so powerful that her muscles wouldn't respond to commands. Her gaze was into the far distance, unseeing but fixed on some imaginary future of a life......... She was missing Armaan, his comfort hug, his presence......A tightening of her throat and a short intake of breath forecast the explosion of emotion which to date, she had managed to keep buried deep inside....... Not any more though, that image of things shared with a love which were not to come, was too powerful and gut wrenching to be kept in check, the tearing at her soul was too compelling and energetic to be contained......... The vision she had, began to swim in front of her as tears welled from deep inside and coursed down her cheeks.....All the pent-up hysteria and dread of loss was let loose in a paroxysm of choking and sobbing, so powerful in it's intensity that it shook her body till she could barely breathe, Riddhima closed her in pain........

After 2 hours, Anjali was passing by in the corridoor when she saw the fire escape room opened, Anjali looked inside and saw Riddhima, who by now had closed her eyes, her face looked pale and she looked disturbed on her face.... Anjali immediately walked inside

Anjali : Ridzy : she called gently... Riddhima opened her eyes in a hush hearing Anjali, She didn' realise for how long she was sitting like that. 

Riddhima: Di ? Riddhima spoke

Anjali : Ridzy, tum yaha kya kar rahi ho ?? She spoke while she came n sat beside Riddhima on the bench.

Riddhima: Kuch nahi di, bas thoda thak gayi thi... Riddhima spoke while she tried to look cheerfull in front of her sister.

Anjali : Ridzy, kahi papa ne kuch kaha toh nahi ? Anjali asked worried

Riddhima: Nahi di, ayesa kuch nahi hua... She lied, she didn't wanted to mess the whole thing again and that's why Riddhima lied

Anjali: Ridzy, tu thik toh hai na....... Anjali spoke while she kept her hand on Riddhima's shoulder. 

Riddhima: Ha di main thik hu,.. Riddhima spoke and the two sisters hugged each other smiling.

Anjali: Ridzy, i miss you so much, ab ghar ghar jaisa nahi lagta hai tumhare bina..., Anjali spoke while they were still in each other's embrace.

Riddhima: I miss you too di.... Riddhima spoke her eyes welling up...

Anjali: chal, abhi ghar chalte hai, main tumhe drop karti hu, hmm... Anjali spoke while she came out of the hug, Riddhima looked smiling at her loving sister as Anjali wiped away Riddhima's tears.... Soon, the two sisters were off to Mallik's house.

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Mallik Mansion,

Armaan reached the Mallik Mansion, The family was in the hall, talking business..., Parag and Riya along with the kids had gone to a nearby park, since the kids had demanded it........ Armaan walked towards them looking around the house, Armaan was suprised to find the house silent today.
Armaan: Whoa.... How come this house is really silent..... Armaan spoke walking towards them and suprised to see the house half empty.

Billy: Armaan, your back..... He spoke looking behind..

Armaan: Yeah.. dad,.. Armaan spoke smiling

Billy: Armaan, where is Riddhima ? Billy spoke looking outside.

Armaan: Riddhima ? he asked back

Billy: Yeah.. Didn't she come along with you ?? Billy enquired worried

Armaan: What ? You mean Riddhima ghar abhi tak nahi ayi hai ?? Armaan asked shocked

Smeeta: Nahi Armaan, Riddhima abhi tak nahi ayi, Extra duty thi kya ?? Smeeta asked Armaan back...

Armaan: Riddhima abhi ghar nahi ayi kya ?? Armaan asked very shocked

Billy: No sonny, she didn't... He spoke

Armaan: Main abhi dekhta hu... Saying so Armaan turned around to pick Riddhima and before he could go, Riddhima walked inside along with Anjali , Armaan felt relieved watching Riddhima and his face turned into a smile when he saw Anjali, He walked towards Riddhima and Anjali. Riddhima looked up at him and smiled sightly..... Armaan walked inside happily...

Anjali: Hie, Armaan... Anjali spoke hugging Armaan.... Riddhima and the Mallik's smiled.

Armaan: Hey Anjy, howz you.... Armaan spoke hugging her back....

Anjali: As always perfect.... Anjali spoke happily while Armaan smiled at her and nodded his head...

Armaan: Riddhima, tum Sanjeevani se abhi laut rahi ho, itni late ?? Armaan enquired like a strict master while Anjali smiled at his caring nature.

Riddhima: Armaan..... wo..... extra duties thi..... Riddhima reasoned him, She tried her best to be normal.

Anjali: Ridzy, par tum.... Anjali tried to say it to Armaan.

Riddhima: Di, chodo na,..... Riddhima cut Anjali off, she looked at Anjali and shook her head in sideways, asking her not to say... Anjali looked suprised with Riddhima's action but she ignored it anyway.... Armaan watched the turn of events and he knew something was wrong here....

Armaan: Hmm........... Armaan spoke

Billy: Anjali beta. come join us for the dinner... Billy insisted...

Anjali: I am really sorry uncle, but i gotta go, Dad might be waiting for me at home....... Anjali spoke genuinely

Smeeta: Anjali beta, tum itne dino baad yaha ayi ho, toh come join us for the dinner....

Billy: Yes Anjali, join us kid... Billy spoke

Anjali: Umm,, Uncle next time i ll make myself completely free and come over here, i promise, but not today.... Anjali reasoned.

Billy: Okay if you say so.... Billy spoke smiling at her... 

Anjali: Ridzy, Armaan, Auncle, Aunty, main chalti hu..... Bye...... Anjali said rushing towards the exit... The Mallik's smiled at her happily...

Billy: Riddhima beta, get refreshed and we shall have our dinner alright..... Billyspoke while Riddhima nodded her head and walked inside... 

Riddhima unsually silent walked towards her room without much talkings, while Armaan looked at Riddhima's retreating back and wondered..... Armaan could clearly see Riddhima's lie when she said she had extra duty and how she stopped Anjali for blurring it out...... He knew by just watching her face that her day in Sanjeevani was not at all plesant.... Armaan ran his hand through his hairs wondering what might have really happened in Sanjeevani, why was she sad ?? ...... Riddhima walked towards her room, shutting the door behind her she sighted...... soon, she went to the washroom, and washed her face, The cold chills of water calmed her nerves and she felt better....

Smeeta: Billy, Armaan come on, Dinner ready hai... Smeeta anounced

Suddenly,

The house was wailing with Pari's cry... Billy and Smeeta turned back to see Parag and Riya along with the kids entering the house...... Varun seemed normal while Pari was crying in Riya's arms, Billy walked towards them and carried Pari.... Pari hugged her nanu and started to cry more soundly... Burying her head in his shoulder, more salty droplets seeped from her eyes.... Billy asked Riya throught eyes asking why was she crying, Riya smiled at him and shook her head...

Billy: Pari ? Baby kya hua ?? Billy spoke patting ber back... Crying pari looked at her nanu 

Pari: Mujhe puppy chaeyyye....... Pari spoke ever so innocently crying more and more, her small eyes poured a lot of tears... while the family smiled hearing her demand.

Billy: Puppy ?? 

Pari: Ha nanu, mujhe puppy chaeyyye, white wala.... She spoke more, crying loudly.... 

Smeeta: Pari ? Puppy kyu chahiye ? She asked as Billy and Smeeta tried to comfort her...

Pari: Mujhe uske saath khelna hai....... She spoke hugging Billy again. Billy patted her more calming her, but no she was adamant to get a puppy for herself..

Billy: But puppy toh gande hote hai na.... Billy spoke making her understand.... Pari looked up at him, she stopped crying and looked at him confused..

Pari: Nahi.... wo bahooth ache hote hai... She spoke crying again while she shook her head.... The Mallik's smiled with her cute antics

Armaan: Okay Okay..... Armaan spoke stopping everyone from talking and took Pari from Billy's arms....

Pari: Ammy, puppy....... she said crying more in his hold.... 

Armaan: meri princess ko puppy chahiye ?? Armaan spoke while she nodded her head several times.

Pari: ammy mujhe white wala puppy chaeeye... She spoke hucupping severely.... Armaan hugged her calming her..

Armaan: acha kal subah main jakar, hamari princess ke liye puppy layenge.... Armaan spoke happily while Pari's cries was transformed into a huge smile on her beautiful face....... Pari jumped in Armaan's arms happily chapping her hands in joy... The Mallik's were suprised as well as shocked with Armaan's words...

Pari: woh bhi white wala, promish ammy ?? Pari asked forwarding her tiny right hand in front of Armaan... Armaan smiled at her and gave kept his hand on her's... Pari looked all happy.......

Armaan: promish.... Armaan spoke happily pinching her little nose while Pari kissed his cheeks several times, showing how much happy she was.... 

Armaan kept Pari on her feet while she ran happily to Varun's room.... Armaan looked up at the Mallik's and looked suprised.... Starting from Billy to Smeeta to Parag and Riya... all looked at Armaan with mouth's open... They looked very shocked with getting a new puppy...... Armaan looked confused watching them all...

Armaan: what ?? Armaan spoke looking at all their faces....

Billy: Sonny, are you planning to get a dog ?? Billy asked shocked...

Armaan: Yeah dad, we ll get a retriever, sounds good ... isn't it ?? Armaan spoke more like a kid when he spoke about buying a new dog.. The family looked more suprised watching his enthusiasm...

Smeeta: Billy, hum kaise bhool sakte hai, yaad hai bachmain main Armaan bhi toh ayesa hi tha.... Smeeta spoke recalling Armaan's childhood days..

Riya: Right, esliye Pari ne puppy ka naam liya aur Armaan fatak se man gaya... Riya spoke unbelievably.... 

Billy: No No.. Armaan we are not getting any dog in the house and thats final... Billy spoke 

Armaan: Common dad, dogs are fun, and Pari will love it... Armaan spoke happily.

Billy : No no Armaan... No dogs in Mallik Mansion.... Billy spoke weirdly

The family kept discussing whether to buy a dog or not, Billy, Smeeta, and riya were against it while Armaan and Parag wanted to get a dog... The family kept discussing about the same when Riddhima walked down the stairs... She looked at all of them confused who looked no less than kid themselves, suprising Riddhima walked towards them... Armaan noticed Riddhima and before she could come towards them, Armaan ran towards her... 

Armaan: Riddhima decide karegi..... Armaan spoke while he walked towards her...Riddhima looked at him confused.... The family turned back and looked attentively towards Riddhima...

Armaan: Bolo na Riddhima, tumhara kya faisla hai ?? Armaan spoke while he kept nodded his head and pleading her to agree... 

Riddhima: Faisla ? She asked back

Armaan: Riddhima, tumhe dogs pasand hai na... Armaan spoke loudly while he signalled Riddhima to agree, He kept nodding his head asking her to agree... Riddhima's eyes popped open hearing the dog's name... 

Riddhima: Dog ?? She asked believered... while Armaan kept asking her to agree...

Armaan: Ha, dogs, tumhe pasand hai na.... Armaan pleaded her.... 

Riddhima looked at Armaan who tried his best to convience her, She looked behind Armaan where the family was standing, Parag was pleading the same to her while Billy, Smeeta and Riya shook their heads disagreeing... It seemed like both the parties wanted her to agree to them..

Armaan: Tum hamari team main ho na Riddhima... Armaan spoke ever so sweetly that even though Riddhima was not that comfortable with dog she couldn't disagree watching his cute pleas.... Riddhima smiled at him warmly 

Riddhima: Ha, um... mujhe bhi dogs pasand hai.... Riddhima declared whilt the oppositions looked dejected where as Armaan and Parag were extremely happy... Armaan winked at her, while Riddhima smiled happily watching him....

Armaan: Toh fir ter raha, doggy toh ab akar hi rahega.... Armaan spoke proudly while he walked towards the Mallik's holding Riddhima over her shoulder... Billy, Smeeta and Riya looked at them in disbelief..... while Armaan and Parag rejoiced along with Riddhima...

The dinner was completed happily with each other's presence, Varun and little Pari were on cloud9 hoping to get a new companion the next day... Riddhima was unsually silent all the dinner.... The Mallik's along with Armaan noticed Riddhima's silence... The family members looked at Armaan, who Armaan nodded his head slowly asking them all to behave as normal as possible...and they tried to cheer her up in everyway.... 

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Riddhima stood in the balcony her eyes staring at the moon before her..The moon glowed dimly, a cream disc suspended in the velvet sky. Moonlight trickled from the bleeding sky and played on the windowsill, leaching colour from all it touched.... It casts a silver organza veil over the room, shimmering, dancing.... Riddhima stood crying silently, Armaan walked inside the room, He knew that there was something bothering her all day and he wanted her to share her pain with him... walking slowly towards her... He stood beside her.... Riddhima looked sideways to see Armaan standing there.... Armaan seemed to stare at the moon..... Riddhima wiped her tears and looked at the moon again..

Armaan: Riddhima, is andhere ko dekh rahi ho... he spoke while Riddhima looked at him confused, not understanding what he was meaning to, while Armaan continued.

Armaan: jab suraj dhalta hai toh is duniya main andhera chah jata hai, lekin, har andhere ke baad, ek nayi subah hota hai, jo hamare saare gham ko bhulakar jeeneki ek nayi wajah deta hai, zindagi ka yahi matlab hai....... 

Armaan spoke still staring at the moon, Armaan indirectly meant that every problem in their life will soon be solved with just happiness around them..... Riddhima looked at him with twinkling eyes, She understood his real meaning in seconds, Riddhima was really touched with the way he made her understand, Armaan didn't force her here to speak up, but he made sure his message was sent to her without hurting her feelings........she hugged Armaan, her eyes welling up more knowing that without her words itself he understood so well, but she didn't cry she tried to supress her tears .... Armaan hugged her back, knowing that she understood his meaning..... Armaan held onto her as long as it took her to relax... He didn't really say anything. but just held her close to his heart, Riddhima kept her head on shoulder and closed her eyes.... All Armaan did was stroke her back and her hairs..... Riddhima kept silent for some time, she relaxed in his hold..... After a lot of time, Riddhima spoke.

Riddhima: Armaan yeh sab hamare saath hi kyu horaha hai...? She asked 

Armaan: Riddhima, sab kuch thik hojayega... Armaan assured

Riddhima: Armaan aaj papa... Riddhima spoke while Armaan came out of the hug, he raised his browns asking her to continue Armaan heard her calmly...

Riddhima: Armaan aaj papa se mili, wo....Armaan maine unhe hamari shaadi ke bare main kaha, par unki chehre main khushi nazar nahi ayi, kyu unhe khushi nahi hoye ?... Armaan main tumse shaadi karna chahti hu, aur main chahti thi sab hamari shaadi se, hamare rishte she khush ho jaye, humse zada woh is rishte se khush ho.. par.. papa kabhi nahi manenge.... Riddhima spoke keeping her head on Armaan's shoulder while Armaam listened to it carefully.

Armaan: Riddhima, please. sab kuch thik ho jayega....

Riddhima: Kaise thik hojayega Armaan ? nahi kuch nahi thik hojayega.... Riddhima spoke dejected.

Armaan: Riddhima, sab kuch thik hai hojayega... Armaan spoke looking deep into her eyes, while looking at Armaan's eyes Riddhima knew what he said would happen sooner..... Riddhima nodded her head while Armaan tried to soothe her pain and anguish... Armaan hugged Riddhima, while Riddhima hugged him hoping for the best in their future.....

All this while, Smeeta had watched and listened to Armaan and Riddhima throughly, She knew what Riddhima was going throught, She could see Armaan hurt with the turnoils and then by watching Riddhima's pain Smeeta decided that they had to do something, something quick that could solve all the problems.....

Deepak

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