Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Part 54: We Belong Together

On road,

A bus full of tired tourists who were returning back from char dham yatra, a two-lane highway that meanders through was slowly winding down the road from the highway, when it suddenly picked up speed... The
driver shouted a loud "Gaadi ki Breaks fail hogaye hai" from his driving seat, it looked like the brakes had failed in the bus.... Hearing the driver's words...As passengers frantically tried to get a cellphone signal, a group of teenage girls shrieked and prayed aloud as others cried and shielded their heads as the bus was running speedly.....The bus hit a sedan, swerved, flipped and slid on its side...... Everthing happened so fast.....When the bus spun, and then scrambling out of the wreckage, the bus dragged along for a few meters and then came to a halt.......The passengers cried in pain and grief....

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The duties of Sanjeevani were finished... Riddhima along with the interns left early that day while Armaan had extra duty, he had stayed in Sanjeevani till 2 am... Now that he finished the work as he walked towards the car... Sitting in the car he drove off towards the Mallik Mansion.... On the way Armaan saw the traffic jam, he wondered why.. Getting off from the car he walked further towards the road..... and then he saw the fatal accident.... An ambulance was already called in..... Armaan rushed towards the bus helping the passengers.... When Armaan climbed and went inside the bus...... The ground before him shook, Armaan was shocked to see the person, His face looked expressionless... Armaan stood rooted to the ground watching the person before him in disbelief..... "Nani"......Just one word escaped from his lips...... Armaan looked very shocked to find her in the bus and, Nani was unconcious at that time, her head was bleeding since she had hit her head on a broken window... Armaan ran towards her quickly calling " Nani Nani Ankhein kholiye" But she never responded his calls, Having no much time Armaan carried Nani and took her towards his car... He made her lie down on the back seat and tied a cloth to her head........

Wasting no time ahead, he sat on the the driver seat and rushed her to Sanjeevani... He took out his cell and called Sanjeevani

Armaan: Sister lovely, O.T ready rakhiye, ememrgency hai.... Quick.... Cutting the call he drove as fast as possible...

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Sanjeevani Hospital.

Armaan rushed Nani to operation theatre, Dr.Shubankar rushed towards them..

Dr.Shubankar: Armaan yeh nani ko kya hua ? He asked concerned

Armaan: Bus Accident sir..

Dr.Shubankar: Inhe jaldi se OT leke yaeye... He asked the nurses to do...

Armaan: Sir, OT ready hai sir,

Dr.Shubankar: Good, Ek kaam kariye Armaan aap Dr.Shashank ko inform kar dijiye... Hmm...

Armaan: Yes sir... Armaan spoke

Dr.Shubankar: Okay and aap mujhe es operation ke kiye asist karenge okay... he spoke and rushed to O.T

Armaan: Ji sir.... Armaan spoke and took out his cell...

Armaan stood in the corridoor, His hands were literally shaking watching Nani in that condition... He was more nervous as to how would he tell the same to The Gupta's... Armaan sighted in disbelief... when a nurse came rushing towards him...

Nurse: Sir, woh operation form... She spoke holding the papers...

Armaan was in a dilemma, Nani's operation had to be started as quick as possible and they couldn't wait more,... Armaan was wondering what to do.... His chain of thoughts were broken

Nurse: Sir, kaun kharega sign is papers main... She asked

Armaan: Main sign karunga........ Armaan declared without thinking much, Armaan signed the papers.... He knew he didn't had the right to fill the form, but they couldn't wait either.... since this was the best way out... Armaan signed it.... He wondered what would Dr.Shashank say when he gets to know about it... Forgetting all the clauses, he dialled Dr.Shashank's number....

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Gupta House,

*Beep Beep*

The silence of the house was broken a phone call, Shashank and Padma looked disturbed.... Shashanka got up from the bed and walked towards the side table and took his cell phone in his hands... Watching Armaan's name flashing on the screen... He was taken aback, .....He picked up the call with a frown on his face... while Padma sat on the bed with a disturbed look...

Dr.Shashank: Dr.Mallik ?? He asked

Armaan: Sir, main wo........ Armaan fought for words, he didn't know how to break this news to him....

Dr.Shashank: Dr. Mallik ? kahiye jo kehna hai ? aur raat ke 3 baje aap kyu call kar rahe hai.... He spoke with a little anger..

Armaan: Sir, wo... Sir woh Nani ka accident...... Armaan spoke closing his eyes...

Dr.Shashank: Kya ? Ma ka accident ??..... He stood rooted to the ground, Tears formed in his eyes hearing about his mother... Padma was shocked too sadly she walked towards him and stood beside him..

Armaan: Ji sir... Nani ab O.T main hai, jald se jaldh unka operation karna hoga, aap please jaldhi yaha ajaeye.... Armaan stated

Dr.Shashank: Main abhi arahu hu... Dr.Mallik please ma khayal rakhiye..... He spoke almost chochingly, Padma's eyes welled up too, she held his shoulder, supporting him...

Armaan: Ji Sir, aap please yaha ajaeye..... Armaan spoke softly

Dr.Shashank: Thik hai...... saying so Dr.Shashank, Padma and Anjali rushed towards Sanjeevnai, The family was very disturbed with the news, the ran towards Sanjeevani hoping everything to get normal...

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Armaan cut the call, tears flowing from his own eyes... "Riddhima" He whispered as he suddenly remembered that Riddhima had to be informed as well... Armaan was more nervous with it.... He dialled Riddhima's number... Riddhima turned around hearing her cell buzz, without opening her eyes she picked up the phone,

Armaan: Riddhima..... Armaan spoke softly... Riddhima's eyes opened quick hearing his voice, she could feel his sadness in his voice...

Riddhima: Armaan..... she asked worried...

Armaan: Riddhima, wo......Armaan blurred, ... Riddhima sat on the bed instantly hearing him, She was completely shocked hearing his chocking voice, she knew something was bothering him...

Riddhima: Armaan... kya hua ? Sab thik toh hai na ??... She spoke, praying to god that nothing wrong must happen..

Armaan: Riddhima woh.... He wasn't able to tell him, how much ever he tried couldn't say her...

Riddhima: Ha bolo Armaan.... she asked worried...

Armaan: Riddhima, tum bas Sanjeevani ajao... Armaan spoke, no he could say her that Nani was in serious condition, He knew she would literally break down and he didn't wanted that, without his presence atleast....

Riddhima: Armaan, Man bas abhi arahi hu, Hum... Riddhima spoke and cut the call, she changed her clothes and rushed towards Sanjeevani...Cutting the call Armaan rushed to O.T....
here, in O.T

The red lights of the O.T was turned on.... The operation began at 3:30am, Dr.Shubankar and Armaan had already started the surgery, and Armaan was assisting him in the surgery....

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The gupta's rushed towards the O.T.... They could see the operation was going on... Dr. Shashank was shocked to see the the operation going on, he wondered who had signed the O.T form.... The Gupta's were crying and praying, Dr.Shashank was shocked to such a extent that his tears never stopped... Padma was beside him consoling him throughly, Anjali tried to be strong hoping that everything will get back to normal and Nani would be all good...... Dr.Shashank tear's never stopped, his heart was crying with the mere thought of loosing his mother... No he couldn't affort that....

Padma: Shashank sambhaliye apne aap ko... She said trying to calm him..

Shashank: Kaise chup ho jaon main Padma, Ma ki yeh halat..... He spoke crying more....

Anjali: Dad, please himmat rakhiye, Nani ko kuch nahi hoga... She spoke sitting beside Shashank....

Riddhima walked inside Sanjeevani, She was worried really worried hearing Armaan's voice, Riddhima walked towards the reception.

Riddhima: Sister, Dr.Armaan kaha hai.... She asked

Sisiter: Mam wo Dr.Armaan O.T no 10 main hai, Dr.Shubankar ko surgery main assist kar rahe hai,... The nurse spoke casually.

Riddhima: Surgery ???... This confused Riddhima all the more...

Nurse: Ji Mam, she spoke gently..

Riddhima looked confused a lot.... Nevertheless she walked towards the O.T thinking what's going on.... Riddhima closed her eyes and joined her hands hoping for the best...... Riddhima reached the O.T and was shocked to see her family there, Riddhima's eyes popped out watching them crying.... Riddhima stood rooted to the ground... She didn't know why they were crying so much, Riddhima rushed towards towards her father, she sat infront of him...... Shashank looked up at her......

Riddhima: Papa, aap ayese ro kyu rahe hai, kya hua hai, Mom, di, kya hua hai ?? Riddhima spoke wiping his tears from his palms... Shashank looked up at her...

Padma: Riddhima, Ma ka accident ..... She spoke and cried more...

Riddhima: Nani...... she said softly,

Riddhima: Papa, aap bilkul bhi firar mat kariye Nani ko kuch nahi hoga, Riddhima spoke holding Shashank's hands... Shashank recalled his talk with Riddhima and he got angry.

Shashank: Riddhima, chale jao yaha se,.. He brushed her hands off angrily and spoke.

Riddhima: Papa.. she said shocked...

Riddhima was very shocked, her eyes welled up and tears started to flow unconditionally on her cheeck... Riddhima stood up and looked inside the O.T, she saw her Nani being operated in the O.T by Dr.Shashank and Armaan...... Watching Armaan she recalled how he wasn't able to tell her the truth.... Riddhima started to cry more when Anjali walked towards her and kept her hand on her shoulder...... Riddhima turned around and hugged Anjali......

The complete Gupta's were weeping and praying to the god for the betterment of Nani........ The Operation was still going on... while the rest were anticipating for a positive news....

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Mallik Mansion

It was 7am by now, Smeeta and Riya were in kitched assisted by some workers... Billy was reading the Newspaper while Parag was watching the business stats on the Televison...

Smeeta: Riya, Jao Armaan ko uthado, warna woh fir late hojayega... She spoke knowing her son.

Riya: Yeah, waise bhi, He might have returned late last night... Riya spoke washing her hands

Smeeta: Ek kaam kar riya, Armaan ko uthane jarahi hai, ayese hi Riddhima ko bhi dekh aa, Pata nahi woh bhi abhi apne kamre main hai...... She spoke wondering.

Riya: Abhi ayi mom.....

Riya walked towards Armaan's room, She found his room open, Peeping inside she couldn't see him, " Armaan Armaan" she called while there was no response, Riya walked towards his wash room and checked it, he was no where to be found.... Riya then looked in Riddhima's room and she was not there even....... Riya thought for a moment and smiled, thinking they might have gone outside..... She walked towards the kitchen smiling....

Riya: Mom, Armaan aur Riddhima dono nahi hai unke kamre main, I think woh dono saath main hai, she spoke winking at her...

Smeeta: dono apne apne kamre main nahi hai ?? Lekin dono kaha gaye ? woh bhi bina baaye.. she asked wondering

Riya: Oh common mom, Wo shayad ek dusre ke saath time spend kar rahe honge, Pyaar jo karte hai dono ek dusre se... She spoke carefreely.

Smeeta: Nahi, Armaan aur Riddhima etne careless nahi hai ki wo dono bina bataye kahi chale jaye... Smeeta knew both of them very well...

Riya: Offo mom... Riya spoke dramatically.

Smeeta: Main abhi call karke dekhti hu..........

Smeeta walked towards the the hall and called up Armaan, his cell was just ringing....... Smeeta sighted and called Riddhima... Riddhima picked up the call crying..

Smeeta: Riddhima, beta tum dono kaha ho ? aur tum log bina bataye kaha chale gaye ho ?? She asked like a worried mom, She indeed was worried for the both of them...

Riddhima: Aunty..... Riddhima spoke crying...

Smeeta: Riddhima, beta, kya hua ? tum thik toh hai na ? Armaan woh kaha hai ? tum ro kyu rahi ho beta ? Smeeta enquired at a strech, She was really worried hearing Riddhima crying, and as a mother ever bad thoughts started to run on her mind, stressing her completely.

Riddhima: Aunty, Armaan aur main dono thik hai,

Smeeta: Toh fir tum ro kyu rahi ho beta ? She asked confused.

Riddhima: Aunty... Nani hospital main hai, unka accident hogaya hai, Armaan andar surgery kar raha hai..... Riddhima blurred crying.

Smeeta: Kya ? Beta tum bilkul chinta mat karo, hum bas thodi der main waha arahe hai, Beta please apna dhyaan rakhna.. She spoke just like a worried mother...

Riddhima: Ji Aunty.. Riddhima spoke...

Smeeta soon said the Mallik's about Riddhima's Nani, and Soon Billy along with Smeeta rushed towards the hospital, The Mallik's actually ignored the harsh talks between both the families, how they had insulted them in their house, all they knew was they had to be there for Armaan and Riddhima....Specially Riddhima who was much close to her Nani......

Here in Hospital, Everyone waited eagerly for the operation to suceed, It was 3 hours since the operation commenced but still there was no reply.... The Gupta's kept praying, tears flowing from their eyes non-stop...

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The Mallik's arrived and when Riddhima saw them, Smeeta watched a crying Riddhima, Her eyes welled up watching Riddhima cry badly, Riddhima was no less than her own daughter to her..... she rushed towards Riddhima and hugged her in her embrace....

Smeeta: Bas Riddhima, sab kuch thik hojayega.... She spoke caressing her back.......Riddhima cried her heart out in her arms, she was no less than a mother to her......

Billy: Smeeta bilkul thik keh rahi hai Riddhima beta don't cry....Billy joined them and kept a hand on her head, saying they are all were with her.....

Shashank and Padma, and Anjali watched the trio, Shashank had no expressions on his face while Padma and Anjali had a small smile playing around their lips when they watched the trio........ Even if an outsider saw that scene, they would most probably think Riddhima was Mallik's daughter...

Billy: Mr.Gupta, please sambhaliye apne aap ko, dekhiyega, apki ma bilkul thik hojayenge....... He spoke walking towards them, Billy spoke with a small smile, he tried to lighten the mood, forgetting all the harsh words between them.... Shashank looked at him, but didn'y said a word, he was more engrossed praying for his mother..... Padma smiled at him with teary eyes....

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The Red light was turned off

Dr.Shubankar and Armaan walked out of O.T... Both the families rushed towards them, scared, hoping for the best.......

Dr.Shubankar: The operation was sucessfull... He spoke smiling to all of them...

Everyone present there had a huge smile when they heard him........ The Gupta's and The Mallik's sighted happily... Thanking god for this good news.... Armaan walked outside happy with the surgery, his eyes searching for Riddhima..... when he saw her, Riddhima had closed her eyes, hands joined together, thanking god, tears flowed from her eyes, but this time due to happiness... Armaan smiled watching her happy face....... Riddhima opened her twinkling eyes and looked directly at Armaan..... Armaan nodded his head smiling while Riddhima blinked her eyes happily at him, thanking him.......

Deepak

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