Sunday, 6 May 2018

part 58 :Aradhana - Anmol Bandhan


 "Kripa! Jaldi aao, beti! Papa is waiting for you." Gayatri yelled fourth time from prayer room. She decided to do Ganesh puja first in the next morning to start the wedding preparations. Kripa refused for all these formalities from the beginning. "Mama! Yeh meri pehla shadi nahin hai. Why do you trouble yourself with all these preparations?" But Gayatri ignored her warnings and continued with her plans.



Angad had told Gayatri last night that all weddings will be lined up one after other. As per horoscopes, Arman and Ridhima were getting married in four days. This time for a change, may be to prolong the date of Angad's marriage, Naina wanted Kartik married before Angad. Angad thought it might be her sentiment as his first marriage was failed.

Gayatri and Suryaban insisted for some more time for preparations, "Humey kuch waqt do, beta! Itna jaldi yeh sab hogaya tha. Sagai ki taiyyariyan bhi tumney khud karliya tha. Thode shadi ke  preparations humey bhi toh karnay do."

Angad refused straight away, "Maami! Aur waqt? Agar chance dee gayi toh, main abhi issi waqt Kripa se shadi kardaalta. Magar aisa nahi horaha hai. Mujh par Ridhima ki jimmedari  hai.  Main pehla ussey settle karana chahta hoon. Muhurat ki hisaab se Ridhima ki shadi ke liye char din rukna pad raha hai. Aur Mom bhi iss samay Kartik ki shadi mujhse pehla karana chahti hain.  Toh obviously mujhey kareeban dus din rukna pad raha hai." Angad shamelessly expressed his eagerness to get married to Kripa.

Gayatri and Suryaban chuckled at his eagerness and exchanged looks. Kartik slapped his back playfully. Kripa furiously looked at him, "Khaash yeh initiative pehla liya hota!!" she thought in her mind and walked away.

Kripa irritatingly entered the prayer room after Gayatri called 6th time. "Chalo, Shuru karo. Main puja khatam kartey hi phir soney jaoongi." Kripa hardly had 4hrs sleep. They reached home last night from the venue at 2 and her mind was filled with Angad- his behavior, naughtiness, pleadings, love and affectionate looks.

Gayatri chuckled and caressed her cheeks, "Kyon raat bhar neend nahi aayi? Shadi ko lekar tension hai kya?" Suryaban giggled as he also got ready for puja. Kripa furiously looked at them, "this is not my first marriage. Okay? Mujhey koyi kushi nahi hai inn sab ko lekar." She angrily lit the lamps when Gayatri warned her not to utter negative statements. "Gussa kiss pur nikal rahi ho? Shub kaam pur shub bolna seekho." Gayatri started chanting mantras while Kripa finished her puja with Surya's little help.

"Hai, Aunty! Hai Uncle! Hai, Dulhan!" Sapna barged at right moment. Kripa forgot her anger, irritation and excited to see her all of sudden, "Sapna! Kab aayi tu? Wait'Wait..You did come yesterday for my engagement right?" She turned to Gayatri without taking breath and without allowing Sapna to speak out. "See, Maa! I told you. I have seen her. Tum meri baton pur yakein nahi kiya thi na?" She reminded last night's incident when she felt Sapna in the function along with her aunt and uncle.

Kripa continued to enquire Sapna, "Kahan Gayi thi kal raat mujhse miley bina? Ek jhalak dekar aisey hi gayab hogayi thi? Tum such mein aayi thi na? Phir mujhey mili kyon nahi? Main toh tumhari aunty ke liye bhi dhoonda magar aap sab saat mein hi gayab hogeye they. So, Tum bhi mujhey bhul gayi na? Do You know how much I missed you? Tuney shadi honey ke baad ek khabar bhi nahi rakhi." Kripa blamed her non-stop.

Sapna closed Kripa's mouth forcefully, "abb tum buss karogi toh main kuch jawab doongi na?"

Kripa broke into laughter and made her sit near them. "Tum yahi bhaitjao, Sapna! Puja khatam hotey hi tum donon saheliyan khub batein kar sakti ho," Gayatri told Sapna and continued the puja.

"Hm, yeh lo coffee. Itni subah subah kaisey aagayi tu? Kab aayi thi London se? Kripa ki barein mein suna? Hum bahut kush hai ki Naina ney aakhir iski shadi Angad se karney ko taiyyar hogayi hai," Gayatri leisurely started conversation after completed puja.

Kripa settled beside Sapna as heaved a sigh out, "haan haan, taiyyar hogayi hai. Dekha nahin wo kitni gur gur kar dekh rahi thi? Ek baar bhi mujhse baat ki? Mera shagun bhi usney nahin diya. Aaliyah ke hathoan se diya gaya tha" Kripa complained.

Sapna took first sip of coffee. "Hmm, kya kushboo hai, Aunty! I miss your morning coffee." "I agree with you, Kripa! Pata hai Naina aunty kaise iss shadi ke liye razi hogayi thi?"

Kripa frowned, "Angad ney kuch na kuch kardiya hoga. Jo bhi ho it didn't happen in the way I wanted." She sipped her coffee.  "Wo baat chodo, pehla yeh batao tum aayi kab?"

Sapna smiled and explained her travel after long break. "I started my residency immediately I joined my husband. Issi liye tumhey khabar bhi nahi de saki. Magar meri aunty se tumhara news toh milti thi. Uncle ke barein mein aur Naina aunty ki rejection ki barein mein news mila tha. Aap yeh ghar chodkar chaley gaye they, tab se unhey aur mujhey bhi kuch khabar nahin mila. I felt very sad for you all. Kuch mahine ke pehla meri saas ki tabiyat achanak kharab honey ke wajah se hum yahan aaye they. Ussi silisiley main Ridhima aur Angad ko hospital mein mili thi. I was really shocked to know about your marriages. Tum kissi aur se aur wo kissi aur se." She sighed to take breath and continued, "I noticed the distance between Angad and Ridhima on the spot. I met Angad later just a day after you met him on Misthy's alliance. He was very upset to know about Arman. I explained him about your worship. Shayad, tumhari shadi ko tudvaney ki jurrat Angad ne issi liye leliya tha. Sorry for my interference but I gave the idea to get you back." Sapna held her ears asking for forgiveness.  All four remained silent after heard the information from Sapna. Kripa's eyes moistened and lowered her eyes silently.

Gayatri recovered first of all and sighed aloud to bring everyone out of pain. "Yeh Sab itni jaldi hogaya tha kuchpata hi nahi chala. Sab Bhagwan ki marzi hai. Kahan Ridhima, kahan Angad, kahan hum aur kahan Arman. Inn charon ko kaisey milwaya aur kaisa tudwaya. Bus abb main yehi umeed karti hoon ki yeh shadiyan jaldi se hojaye aur sab bachey kush rahey."

Kripa was still silent as played forefinger on the rim of the cup. Sapna checked her and consoled her by pressing her hand. "Pata hai, Kripa! Angad kaisey Naina aunty ko manaliya tha? You should see Naina aunty's face" Sapna chuckled as tried to bring smile on kripa's face.

Kripa faintly twitched her lips, "kya farak padta hai, Sapna! Jo ho raha hai wo mere haaton mein toh nahin hai. Pata nahin main kyon inn sabkey haaton mein ek katputli ki tarah bangayi hoon. Koyi mera bhawnaon ka kadr nahin karta, na koyi meri icha poochta. Main kya chahti hoon kya karna chahti hoon, kissi ko fikar nahi hai. Sab apni apni manmani kar rahey hai." Sapna understood she was blaming Angad. She pressed kripa's hands in hers after Gayatri removed empty cups. "Meri baat suno tub tumhey pata hojayegi kaun kiskey haton mein kutputli bangayi hai." Kripa confusingly looked at her.

Sapna continued with a smile, " Tum jab Misthy ki baat Kartik se karney aaye thay tub main Mumbai mein hi thi. Bus uss din mulakat nahi hopayi kyon ki main hospital mein meri saas ke saat busy thi. Mere muh se tumhari pyar ki barein mein sunkar Angad ko bahut chain mila tha. Bus usne tumhey wapas paney ki pratigya le liya tha. Naina aunty toh saaf saaf inkar kar rahi thi. Tab Angad ney apna decision suna diya . But you know what he said to her? Agar Naina aunty sweekar karey ya inkaar wo toh tumse shadi karkey hi rahega. Inkar kiya toh tumhari ghar ka 'ghar jamai' banker. He warned her not to expect him back into Khanna house. Bus Naina ko aur koyi chala nahi tha. She had to agree to keep her son with her. Kya karti, tumpur nafrat se beta zyada pasand toh hai!!"

Kripa sighed as recollecting Sapna's words. Gayatri wondered at the news, "toh yeh hai Naina ko theek karaney ka solution!! Dekha, aapney suna hai na Sapna ney kya batayi thi!"She wanted to confirm the news with Surya. He smiled and nodded his head as understood.

Kripa faintly smiled, "phir wahi natak. 'Ghar jamai'!! Naina aunty kabhi sudregi nahi. Angad bhi kab tak unhey aisey manata rahega?"

Sapna consoled her, "janey do wo jo bhi kahey, humey kya. We need the result. Angad toh tumsey behud pyar karta hai. Tumhey ussey matlab rakhna hai. Samjhi?"

 "Sapna! Aaj khana humarey saaat hi khana. Bahut dinon ke baad ayi ho. Aaj pura din yahi rehjao." Gayatri affectionately offered and diverted the topic from Naina.

Sapna agreed and walked away with Kripa into her room to share their past. "Khaney ke baad donon saat mein shopping ke liye chaley jana. Shadi ke liye jo bhi khareedna hai abhi se khareedlo zyada din nahi bacha hai," Gayatri yelled from behind.

Kripa paused and turned to her to refuse her offer, "maa! Main koyi shopping wopping nahi karoongi. Mere paas saat bahut sarey saadiyan hai. Aur yeh meri pehli shadi nahi hai aur main koyi kushi nahi manoongi. Don't force me to spend unnecessarily." She stomped into her room while Sapna reassured Gayatri with her eyes to convince Kripa.

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"AWW!! Kya subh din hai aaj!! Am I dreaming? Yeh such hai ya sapna??" Arman rolled and rubbed his eyes, and touched Ridhima from head to waist as if confirmed she stood at the door in real. He sighed aloud resting his hands at his chest, "Tum such much mere samney khadi ho. Iss abhagi pur itna taras kyon hogaya tha?" He softly asked and cupped her face. His eyes fell on his son in her hands before she replied. She stared at him with a cheer as observing both father and son. Arman bent on sleeping chotoo and kissed his cheek aloud. Chotoo woke at startle and pouted his lips as about to cry for the loud sound on his cheek. But he composed himself as stopped his tears at the edge of big eyes and stared at Arman surprisingly. He checked the new surroundings and wondered how the place changed in his sleep!! Arman caressed his chubby cheeks and played finger on his lips, "Kyon rey chotoo! Papa ki yaad itni subah agayi?" chotoo made funny sounds and flapped his hands on him. Arman was excited and kissed his cheeks again and took a quick peck on Ridhima's cheek. Ridhima's cheeks turned red at his seductive eyes. He moved forward to kiss on her lips. Ridhima's heart beat rose at his closeness. She stopped him as put forefinger on his lips.  He kissed her finger and tied it between his lips. She blushed at his naughty sucking. Both startled when Misthy suddenly settled her throat from behind.

"Hi, Misthy!" Ridhima pulled her hand and stepped inside as Arman pulled his son from her hands. He played with him by throwing him in the air, tickling his stomach with his lips. Both Ridhima and Misthy adorably watched them when Kartik entered, "Humey bhi koyi yaad karey." Ridhima nudged Misthy and played her eyebrows as Kartik's comments were meant for her.

Misthy shyly walked to him and held hands for him, "Aao, Kartik! Kaisey aana pada itni subah?" Kartik stroked his hair craft, "kyon hum aapsey mileny aisey hi nahi aa saktey?" his wink made Misthy blush deeper. "Hi, Kartik! Sorry, I didn't notice you behind Ridhima." Arman shook his hand with him. "Haan, bhai! Kyon dekhengey. Humey pata hai tumhey Ridz ke samney kuch nahi dikhayi dega. Waisey hum Misthy ke liye aaye they." Kartik teased him.

"Kartik wanted to do some shopping with you," Ridhima explained immediately. Arman dramatically heaved a sigh out, "mainey socha Angad ney Kartik ko tumharey escort banakar bheja tha." Ridhima and Misthy mocked him while Kartik patted Arman's back as consoling him.

"Ridz! Ek coffee milegi tumhari haaton se?" Armaan requested when Misthy went inside to get ready while Kartik explained to Arman about the plans for next few days. Ridhima walked into kitchen with Chotoo.  Misthy left in fifteen minutes after Kartik and Armaan finished their discussions.

"Abb hum chaley humari duniya mein?" Armaan hugged Ridhima from behind after locking the door behind Kartik and Misthy. "Kya paka rahi ho?" he bent over her shoulder to check her work.

"Misthy ki cooking ko final touches de rahi hoon." He sighed and turned her removing the spatula from her hand, "whatever is there we will eat. Abb chalo." Arman lifted Ridhima after shutting of the stove.

She screamed at sudden lift, "sambhalkey, Chotoo ko kya karoge?" She showed chotoo on table between some utensils.  Arman checked him once, "apni godh mein uthalo, donon ko sambhaloonga," he proudly ordered.

She chuckled, "donon ko? Ghiraogey toh nahi?"

He kissed her stomach, "nahi, ek baar gira hi toh diya, kismut se tum wapas milgayi ho, abb kabhi kahi kissi haal mein nahi chodoonga."

She proudly smiled and kissed his forehead and took chotoo in her hands. He carried them together into bedroom. He dropped them on bed and settled besides them. "Aaj kitna acha lag raha hai tum donon ko inta kareeb dekh kar." He placed his head in her lap and pulled chotoo on his chest.  She stroked his hair and kissed his forehead, "mujhey bhi. Subah jab Kartik ne yahan aaney ki plan bataya tha main toh kushi se itna excite hogayi thi. I have no boundaries for my happiness."

Arman held her head on top of his face, "I can feel it." He kissed her forehead and slowly moved down to nose, eyelids, and upper lip. He paused at her lips and looked deep into her reddened eyes. Her one hand was softly caressing his head while other stroked at his chest. Chotoo slipped side of Arman and started playing with Ridhima's sari ends. Arman's eyes fell on Ridhima's opened cleavage. He couldn't hold his temptations and pulled her over him. Whoever took the initiative, soon both were tangled into each other. They forgot the world around them and soothed their long separation in each other warm craving arms.

Chotoo's cry woke them up from the passionate deep slumber. Ridhima immediately took chotoo in her hands and calmed him. "Is he okay?" Arman asked anxiously over her shoulder.  Ridhima nodded her head, "bhuk lagi hai." She started nursing him without looking at Arman. Arman sighed relief once chotoo was satisfied with his feeding. He stroked her hair and kissed her shoulder, "Main apne aapko roke nahi paya." His voice filled with apologies. Ridhima secured chotoo in one hand and pressed Arman's head to hers, "no apologies, Arman! Hum koyi galati nahi kiya. Ismein sharminda honey ki koyi jaroorat nahi hai. Hum donon ek dooserey ke liye hi baney huvey hai. Aur main jaangaya hoon mujhey kissey pehla importance dena hai. I'm proud of our relation. Hum shadi issi liye kar rahey hai ki humey duniya ko batana hai ki hum ek dooserey ko belong kartey hai. And no one can separate us." Armaan nodded as agreed and kissed her lips, "I love you." He enjoyed watching her nursing Chotoo for the first time.

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Kripa went along with Sapna to her home in the evening and spent some time with her aunt and family. By the time she returned home Angad was showing some saris to Gayatri and Suryaban. She wrinkled her brows and silently walked to her room without greeting Angad. Gayatri noticed her and called her to come close. "Kripa! Dekho, Angad ney kuch saris kharidliya tha tere liye. Dekho pasand aaya ki nahi."

Kripa paused as no option, "Saris? Mere liye? Kyon? Mujhey kuch nahi chahiye. I don't need them. Kisney poocha issey mere liye khareedney ko? Tell him to take away." She disappeared quickly before Gayatri could catch her.

Angad signaled Gayatri to calm down and walked to Kripa's room.  "What's your problem? Kripa!" Kripa turned in haste, "Tum kyon humesha meri barein mein interfere kartey ho. Tumhey kya jaroorat thi yeh sab khareedney ko? I don't want your kindness. Mujhey nahi chahiye tumhara meherbaani."

Angad folded his arms at elbow and adorably watched Kripa's expressions when she busted out her anger. Kripa paused and stared at him for his nonchalant behavior. He laughed softly, "Yeh shadi bhi tum apni marzi se nahi kar rahi ho. So, kya farak padta hai tum yeh kapadey apni marzi se pehno ya mere marzi se pehno. Waisey tum apni pehla shadi bhi kissi aur ko kush karney ke liye hi ki thi na. Tum tab bhi apni pati ko door rakhi thi. Abb bhi wahi hoga na? Then why do you worry about all this? Chup chap shadi tak mera baat sunlo, samjhi? Anyway I'm not worried if you listen to me or not, main toh tumse shadi karkey hi rahoonga."

 She lost words and stared at him shockingly for his non-stop lecture. She wondered at his oppression on her.

He checked her eyes to read her mind. Both stuck eyes into each other for a while. He cupped her face all of sudden and brought close to him. "Kripa! Yeh zidd chodo aur hum donon ke barein mein socho. Ek saal toh aisa hi barbaad hogaya tha. Aagey ki zindagi bhi apni murkhatwe se barbaad mut karo. I know you like my domination on you. Bus kuch attitude dikhana chahti ho. And I like it. Acha lagta hai mujhey bhi tum apna gussa mujhpur iss huq se nikaali toh. Magar kabhi darr bhi lagta hai kahi tumhey phir se kho jaoon." Kripa was still in dazed condition and he brought his lips close to hers. He wanted to kiss her strongly but wanted to wait for equal response from her side. He slowly released her face. He took leave with eyes and stepped forward to the door. He paused suddenly and turned to see her stood still.

He stepped back with mischievous looks. Kripa fearfully looked at him, "abb kya karega!!" she thought at his sudden turn.

His naughty looks caressed her from head to toe. "Mujhey tumhara measurements ke barein mein pata nahi hai. Otherwise I would have given the blouses to the tailor there in the shop itself. Maami se kehdiya tha iskey barein mein. I wish you too go with her for it." Kripa's nostrils flared and cheeks reddened at his mischievous explanation. She turned her face to hide her expressions. He winked with smile and walked away while she was still in anger mode.


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