Tuesday, 1 August 2017

part 71 : dard ka rishta

                   
sahil took ice cream for khushi and uttered : “ab khush hai na humari khushi?”
khushi showed her tiny teeth and started eating ice cream,then looked at sahil and uttered in her kiddish voice : “naan,bad boy.”
sahil asked confusingly : ‘naan,koun?
khushi pointed at riddhima’s room and uttered : “mumma good,naan bad.”
in a while sahil understood the meaning and burst into laughing. dadi asked : “tu hans kyon raha hai aur yeh angrez mumma ki angrez ladki kaise ban rahi hai? hindi sikha na isey.”
sahil uttered smilingly : “khushi arman bhaiya ko naan kah rahi hai isliye hans raha hun aur dadi,aryan toh canada me rahta hai,mai agar isey hindi sikhaunga to isey wahan jakar problem hoga na isliye mai english sikhata hun.”

dadi : “par tujhe kaise pata ki aryan isey le jayega?”
sahil : “koi apne bachche ko chodkar kab tak rah sakta hai dadi? aur khushi hai hi itni pyari,sabko usse pyar ho jaye.”
dadi uttered sadly : “par yeh chali jayegi to ghar suna suna ho jayega na?”
sahil : “haan dadi,par arman bhaiya aur riddhima didi ke liye yahi thik hoga ki aryan isey le jaye.mai bahut miss karunga khushi ko.”saying he patted khushi’s cheeks and uttered : “chalo ab hum ghoda ghoda khelenge.”
khushi nodded happily and climbed on sahil’s back.
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somedays passed.one day when riddhima woke up ,got that khushi had high fever.she saw arman was getting ready for hospital.she addressed him : “arman,dekho toh,lag raha hai khushi ko fever hai.”
arman looked at her and replied : “tum doctor ho,tumhe dekhna aata hai na?”
riddhima was shocked hearing his answer.she couldn’t imagine how arman coulg avoid this little girl.how he became so inhuman.”
she didn’t reply to arman and saw khushi’s temparature than called dr. abhimanyu,who was a child specialist. arman heard she was talking with nikki. he took his file and before went from there uttered looking at riddhima : “thoda fever hua hai usme abhimanyu ko bulane ki kya jarurat hai?crocin de do kam ho jayega.”
riddhima gave him a piercing look and uttered angrily : “please arman,ab isse jyada kuch tumne kaha to mai kuch kar dalungi.”
arman shrugged shoulders and went from there.riddhima took khushi in arm and covered her with a blanket and called ananya. ananya heard riddhima was calling her from room so she asked arman,who was having breakfast: “riddhima kyon bula rahi hai beta?”
arman uttered sipping coffee : “nahi pata.”
ananya understood arman was in a not good mood so she stepped to riddhima’s room but heard arman’s voice from back : “usey kahna late ho raha hai,hospital jana hai.”
ananya nodded and came in riddhima’s room and saw she was sitting while keeping khushi in her lap.she asked : “kya hua riddhima?aur tu aaj hospital nahi jayegi?”
riddhima uttered with a worried voice : “dekho na mumma,khushi ko kitna jyada fever hai.”
ananya came there hurriedly and touched khushi’s forehead then replied : “iska body to jal raha hai beta. ab hum kya karenge?tune arman ko bataya?”
riddhima uttered : “aapke bete ko batakar koi faida nahi.uske liye khushi shayad exist hi nahi karti.anyways,maine abhimanyu ko call kiya hai,aata hi hoga.”
they heard arman’s car’s horn from outside.ananya looked at riddhima and uttered :” arman tera intzaar kar raha hai beta,tu hospital jayegi kya?”
riddhima uttered angrily : “mumma,mai isey chodkar kaise ja sakti hun?arman ne bhi dekha hai phir bhi...”she left her words incomplete as she didn’t want to talk about this topic.
annaya nodded and uttered slowly : “pata nahi arman kyon aisa kar raha hai.mai bata deti hun usey tu nahi jayegi.”
riddhima uttered angrily : “nahi mumma..aap usey kuch bhi nahi kahegi.apne aap chala jayega.”
ananya understood riddhima was very angry on arman.she also upset with arman’s behaviour so she kept quiet.after sometime they saw abhimanyu came inside and nikki also with him. abhimanyu checked khushi then assured them : “don’t worry,flu hai,kuch din me thik ho jayegi. mujhe yahi shaq tha isliye mai medicine sath lekar aaya hun,abhi pila do.”
riddhima nodded and gave medicine to khushi.ananya uttered: “thank you abhi beta.hum toh ghabra gaye the.”
abhi uttered smilingly : “no thanks aunty,bas ek garma garam coffee pila do.khushi ka fever kam hone par hi hum yahan se direct hospital chale jayenge.”
annaya nodded and went.just then sahil and dadi came and dadi asked with a tensed voice : “khushi thik to hai na riddhima?”
riddhima nodded.
they sat there.nikki asked : “arman nahi dikh raha hai?”
riddhima replied : “wo hospital gaya hai.”
nikki uttered slowly : “mood thik hua uska ki nahi?”
riddhima replied caressing khushi’s cheeks : “mujhe uske baare me baat nahi karna nikki,he is a inhuman.”
abhimanyu and nikki got surprised hearing it.they kept quiet.riddhima looked at them and uttered in a choked voice : “mujhe kabhi kabhi lagta hai mai is arman ko pahchanti hi nahi. thik hai agar mujhpar naraj hai,par is bachchi ne kya kiya hai batao? kya uski galti yeh hai ki ye aryan ki beti hai?”
nikki uttered holding her hand :”sab thik ho jayega riddhima.bas ab hum uske baare me baat nahi karenge.”
abhimanyu asked : “mai baat karun arman se?”
nikki uttered frowning him : “maine kah diya na ab hum uske baare me baat nahi karenge?”
abhi uttered smilingly: “ok baba,sorry.achcha dekho khushi ka fever utar raha hai.”
after sometime khushi opened her eyes and uttered looking at nikki : “mumma..
nikki kissed her cheeks and uttered : “haaye!tune phir mujhe mumma kaha?abhi chalo isey hum adopt kar lete hain,kitni pyari hai.”
sahil uttered smilingly : “nahi nikki di,hum apni khushi ko kisiko nahi denge,hai na khushi?”
khushi showed her tiny teeth and uttered : “biskit mumma.”
riddhima uttered smilingly : “meri khushi ko biscuit chahiye? bhukh lagi hai?”
khushi nodded and uttered : “chocos..
riddhima smiled and uttered : “ja sahil,khushi ke liye dudh aur choco wali biscuit le aa.”
sahil nodded and went from there. ananya came with coffee and some breakfast.
abhi : “arey aunty maine sirf coffee kaha tha.”
annaya uttered with a smile : “mujhe pata hai tum dono ne kuch nahi khaya aur yahan se hospital jana hai toh aise nahi jaoge na.”
nikki uttered grabbing the pav bhaji plate : “thank you aunty.bahut dino se dill kar raha tah pav bhaji khane ko.”
abhi uttered looking at riddhima : “abhi 3-4 din iska thoda khyal rakhna riddhima.mai kal phir aakar dekh jaunga.”
riddhima nodded and uttered : “dr.subhankar se bata dena nikki ki mai abhi 2 -3 din ghar par hi rahungi.”
nikki nodded.
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at evening arman back home but no one talked with him.he was surprised to see that annaya didn’t ask him anything only made busy herself in kitchen.sahil went to coaching and dadi was in her room.only riddhima was playing with khushi in their room.he kept his bag and asked normally : “iska fever utra ki nahi?”
but riddhima didn’t reply and engrossed herself showing khushi a kid’s video in her mobile.khushi was laughing and clapping while seeing the teddy dancing in the video. for a while arman also lost himself in this beautiful scene when riddhima was singing with the video song and khushi was shaking her head in rhythm. but suddenly he realized that khushi was aryan’s daughter and riddhima was ignoring him.he asked in a loud voice : “mai kuch puch raha hun riddhima..aajkal tum jawab dena bhi jaruri nahi samajhti kya?”
riddhima didn’t reply only addressed to khushi : “chalo khushi,ab hum dadi ke paas jayenge aur dikhayenge khushi abhi bilkul thik hai.wo sad hai na subah se aapke liye?
khushi nodded her head like she understood everything and showed her tiny teeth.riddhima moved down from the bed and went from there without looking at arman.arman gritted his teeth and mumbled : “yeh mere sath aisa kaise kar sakti hai?aaj riddhima sirf khushi ke wajah se mujhe ignore kar rahi hai..khushi ko is ghar se jana hoga.”
after sometime he came in annaya’s room and saw she was sitting there while holding khushi in her lap and talking to her. seeing arman she uttered : “beta,tujhe kuch khana hai to maine dining table par rakh diya hai,le lena .”
arman understood she was also angry on him.
he asked : “riddhima kahan hai?”
ananya replied : ‘wo zara market gayi hai.khushi ke liye fresh fruits lene the.”
arman uttered : “mujhe kah deti mai le aata,usey akele jane ki kya jarurat thi is haalat me?”
ananya looked at him and replied : “wo khushi ke liye aur kisiko takleef dena pasand nahi karti.waise bhi yeh bachchi sabke liye bojh banti ja rahi hai..”saying she wiped her tears and looked other side.
arman uttered : “maine aisa to nahi kaha mumma par aap janti ho mai kyon darta hun.”
annaya uttered : “jise darna chahiye usne to accept kar liya hai sach aur sab kuch bhulkar khushi khushi ji rahi hai.tujhse to jyada riddhima ko aryan se nafrat honi chahiye par usne usey maaf kar diya hai.”
arman didn’t reply only looked at khushi but seeing he was staring at her,khushi hid her face in ananya’s chest and started crying.ananya caressed her hairs and uttered : “log toh orphan ko bhi gale laga lete hain,yeh tere bhai ki beti hai,apne ma-baap se dur..kuch nahi samajhti ,kahan jayegi yeh?tujhse kitna darti hai dekh yeh.tu aisa to nahi tha arman?”
just then sahil came in room and asked ananya : “aunty,mai khushi ko le jaun?”
seeing sahil,khushi jumped in his arm and uttered in her sob : “naan..bad boy..”
arman was shocked hearing it! he heard khushi was saying : “mumma paas jana..”
sahil uttered : “haan chalo khushi,hum mumma paas jayenge.”
arman left the room silently and came in his room and sat on the chair while holding his head into palm.he didn’t want to hate this girl but he couldn’t tolerate aryan’s daughter addressed riddhima as mumma. he mumbled : “kahin khushi ke liye riddhima humare bachche ko neglect na karey..par wah khushi se itna pyar kaise kar sakti hai? apne aur aryan ke baare me sabkuch jaante hue bhi wah kaise usey maaf kar sakti hai?”
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after 2-3 days,khushi was now better. that day arman was at home and tried to talk with riddhima but riddhima was ignoring him from that day when khushi got sick. its afternoon,arman was busy in laptop ,riddhima was lying on the bed while khushi was sleeping beside her. after sometime riddhima got up,checked khushi was in a deep sleep or not and then moved down from bed and went out. arman was noticing khushi didn’t leave riddhima for a minute from that day. riddhima stopped to go to hospital also. arman heaved a long breathe and closed the laptop and lied on the couch closing his eyes and didn’t know when he was slept. suddenly he heard khushi was calling : “mumma..mumma..”
he looked at her and uttered : “so jao,abhi aa rahi hai.”
but khushi got scared hearing arman’s voice and tried to move down and in a while she fell from the bed. hearing the sound riddhima came in the room hurriedly and saw arman was trying to pick khushi but she was crying more and more while trying to free herself from arman’s grip. riddhima burst into anger : “leave her arman! and don’t dare to touch her !”
arman was shocked hearing it ! he felt that riddhima slapped him hard.he left khushi with a jerk and replied : “mujhe koi souk nahi hai isey hath lagane ka.aur please isey meri nazron se dur rakho.yeh mera room hai aur mai isey yahan nahi dekhna chahta.”
and at night he got that riddhima was shifted in the next room with khushi. he understood their relation started becoming more bitter and now khushi was the main reason.
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after that 3 months passed. riddhima was now 7 months pregnant but she continued to go to hospital.when ananya asked her she said :”bas mumma,yeh month complete hone dijiye,mai khud hi stop kar dungi.abhi mai thik hun,kuch jyada problem nahi hai to kyon ghar me baithi rahun.”
ananya : “thik hai beta,par thoda khyal rakhna apna.”
after that day,riddhima shifted in other room,she stopped fully to talk to arman.their friends tried to short out their problems but riddhima replied : “mai is arman ko nahi janti anjali aur khushi ko is ghar se out karne ke condition par mai arman se dosti nahi karungi.mujhe apnane ke liye usey pahle khushi ko apnana hoga.”
and arman was : “mai compromise karke nahi ji sakta.agar riddhima ki yahi shart hai to mai aise hi thik hun.
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now arman bought a vast land in pune highway and started working on that project again so he stayed the whole week in pune and came home for Saturday Sunday and again Monday he returned there. one day,after a meeting with his share holder doctors,when he checked the mobile,got surprised to see 15 missed calls from mumma.he got scared and called her immediately .ananya picked the call and uttered in a tensed voice : “arman,tu kya mumbai abhi wapas aa sakta hai?”
arman asked worriedly : “kya hua mumma?”
ananya uttered slowly : “riddhima ki tabiyat bahut kharab hai..abhi teri jarurat hai yahan.please jaldi aa ja.”
hearing it arman uttered hurriedly : “mai abhi nikalta hun mumma.”
he sat on his car and drove fast as he could reach there as soon as possible.
love u all
punam

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