Monday, 3 September 2018

part 38 : Arrange Marriage - Backseat to dreams or the Driving seat


Armaan who was standing seeing her mono syllabically asking him questions had a smile on his face. This certainly have given her shock as well with the happiness what would reach in once the clouds of her shock will move away.



Her one question “Why” brought in the simple shrug from Armaan in reply. He turn around and settle himself on the bed, ridhima who was still wanting her answer moved up to him sitting beside him she kept the file in her laps and with both her hands turn Armaan towards her.
Once again she asked “Why Armaan”. He look into her eyes “Because I know you are self-made and always wanted to stand on your own feet. So this is just a small part of that start.”
Ridhima kept looking at him but then took file in her hand and was looking at it with lost eyes. Armaan smile “I have put in all the details in these documents from A to Z to just start off immediately. You can read the file and you will not need any other help out of it but it doesn’t mean I am banning you to ask my help in anyway it just that I have jotted down all the points and details that you might be needing.”
Still lost once again she asked “Why”.
Sigh at her same question with lost mind and eyes staring in his “Ridhima I have done nothing, I have got few things from here and there before finalized certain stuff I have just bagged the contract. It’s just that I have gotten you a project in hand and it’s on you now to complete it from its foundation to its solid roof top.”
“This was why you keep asking help from me for one or the other thing so can do things for me with my ideas involved” ridhima asked still staring into his eyes. To see him nod his head in yes smilingly.
‘Why Armaan” this was another why question she asked to which Armaan just chuckled when ridhima winced “Armaan” to which he tried to stop. Controlling his laugh he hold on to her face in his palms looking deep in his eyes “Because you were not joining back the office because dad was putting you a level higher in position due to your intelligence but as you suggested that no one will take it instead they will take it as family prestige for your promotion. So that day I thought to make you agree but then I sort of understand your point of view too, so without saying anything about it to others I just got this project. I know if u have told dad r bhaiya about it they would have done things to make it easily fall in our hands but then you might have not really have liked it. So here, I did it all and for that you can’t feel bad now as it’s just me who did it. I am your life partner, certainly not that better half but half a part in your life now that give me full permission to take all time, efforts and strength to do things for you.”
Ridhima have a tear in her eyes hearing him speaking his heart out, thought it was not the first time he is speaking his heart in front of her but this is way much higher on emotions, emotions that are hidden and emotions that are showing in past and present.
“I love you” ridhima confessed as he just made her shed emotional tears and he is also wiping them away from her face. She move ahead to embrace him in her eyes to feel the love but don’t know what took over her in that second of moment that she moved ahead, closing her eyes she just placed her lips on his.
The strong thunder just hit Armaan with her lips attaching to his. Gently she moved her hands in his hairs ever so slowly she just started kissing him. Armaan who was shocked felt his eyes closing with all the love and hormones arousing in him. His hand on its own accord fins their way one towards her cheek while other one moved around her waist. He pull her closer from her waist while she pulled him closed from his head as her hands were in his hairs with the pulls from both of them the fall back on the bed with ridhima under him. This is their first kiss like a real soul mate but the softness, care and love it hold in can’t be compared to another feeling in the world. After sometime she backed out still with close eyes she just rested her head on his chest lightly caressing his hairs.
This all was so sudden to Armaan that he was still lost in that touch he felt on his lips few second back but her gentle caressing on his hairs bring him out of his thundering emotions, with all those rushing sentiments he just pulled her closer to himself. With new small yet huge progress they both fall asleep in each other arms with smile on their face not leaving anywhere soon.
They haven’t talked about that small kiss they shared, Armaan had a thought that wording something related to this might have get awkward for ridhima which might not be good for their growing strengthen relations, as that might lead her to resist her to do something she wanted to or say to him.
Next day there was a function in the house for welcoming the baby.
Everyone was here enjoying themselves. People coming, giving blessing to the mother and the baby. Armaan shubhankar were getting bored with all the elderly people useless superstitious talks about what to be done and what not to be done by keerti so keep baby healthy.
 Even keerti and ridhima too were irritated with all the non-sense things people keep their faith on but they can’t say anything to anyone, as they have welcomed all of these people to bless the baby only.


Karan being a good host keep moving from one group to other to see if anyone need anything or not, if they are enjoying it or not. Keerti was busy with ladies as they pulled her with themselves away from girls to be on their own.
Suddenly Armaan who was standing with a glass of coke in his hand along shubhankar smiled before he could question Armaan, Armaan was vanished in thin air. Shaking his head at his baby brother craziness he took a sip of his coke. Keeping the glass back on counter he moved towards keerti as along with Armaan he saw ridhima to disappear.
Aashiyan – Barfi!
Suddenly they hear saxophone playing in background before full band play along matching the rhythm.
Turning around they saw Armaan playing the saxophone with his back towards the gathering. Soon the curtain raised revealing all other band members.
Followed which ridhima came out singing dancing towards keerti and baby.
Itti si hansi
Itti si khushi
Itta sa tukda chand ka
Khwabon ke tinkon se
Chal banayeinn aashiyaan
Ridhima came and hugged baby holding him in her arms.
Soon she was joined by nandani who came singing towards them caressing the baby head with all love.
Itti si hansi
Itti si khushi
Itta sa tukda chand ka
Nandani move to keerti to kiss her forehead with all affection.
Khwabon ke tinkon se
Chal banayeinn aashiyaan
Shubhankar came towards them and tickle baby on his feet that made baby smile while drawing his legs back.
Dabe dabe paaon se
Aaye haule haule zindagi
Seeing which he kept his finger on his lips as hushing and taking baby in his arms
Hothon pe kundi chadha ke
Hum taale laga ke chal
Gumsum tarane chupke chupke gaayein
Armaan sang looking at the baby then resting his head on ridhima’s shoulder he pointed towards the baby. Indicating soon they too will have this small family (aashiyan) of their own.
Aadhi aadhi baant le
Aaja dil ki ye zameen
Thoda sa tera sa hoga
Thoda mera bhi hoga apna ye aashiyan
Keerti sang along caressing baby in shubhanakr’s arm adoring his smile with so much affection, she never knew existed.
Itti si hansi
Itti si khushi
Itta sa tukda chand ka
Khwabon ke tinkon se
Chal banayeinn aashiyan
Nandani danced along with her kids wishing all the happiness to fall on her kids and family removing all the walls of sadness they had in past.
Naa ho chaar deewarein
Phir bhi jharokhe khule
Baadalon ke ho parde
Shaakhi hari pankha jhale
Ridhima moved away from Armaan making him pout but then her words just made him smile as she might be looking at the baby but he knew it was for him

Naa ho koi takraarein
Are masti thahaake chale
Pyaar ke sikkon se mahine ka kharcha chale
Boys came singing in dancing along all while.
Dabe dabe paaon se
Aaye haule haule zindagi
Hothon pe kundi chadha ke
Hum taale laga ke chal

Karan too joined the boys dancing singing to see ladies laughing with baby.
Gumsum tarane chupke chupke gaayein

Aadhi aadhi baant le
Aaja dil ki ye zameen
Thoda sa tera sa hoga
Thoda mera bhi hoga apna ye Aashiyan

Keerti sang rocking the baby to calm him down as he was getting a bit cranky seeing

Itti si hansi
Itti si khushi
Itta sa tukda chand ka
Khwabon ke tinkon se
Chal banayeinn Aashiyan

Shubhankar to join her in rocking the baby in arms of their love that instantly calm the baby.

Itti si hansi
Itti si khushi
Itta sa tukda chand ka
Khwabon ke tinkon se
Chal banayeinn Aashiyan

With the End of the song screen fades and when it fade back in it’s a leap of two year already.
With the fade in of the screen we see a couple sitting in a very romantic environment with candles lightening the area al around along with dim light just over the table with a romantic tune playing. A Champaign was kept in chiller along with two glasses filled.

“This toast for your success” he said raising his glass while the girl in front of him smiled raising her glass cheering for the toast her man called for.
“Thank you Mr. Husband It’s all because of you of where I am today. If I didn’t have you by my side I would have never made it this far in such small time. So this Toast is not just for my success but for our success” she said lightly striking her glass.

Smiling at her words he just placed his hand on hers which was resting on table. “Let’s order something” he said to her seeing her nod he just raise his hands seeing a waiter nearby.
“Yes Sir” waiter asked. “So Mrs. Wife What you want to have for dinner today” he asked her. “Hmm… One Crispy Corns, one Spring Rolls along with the Cold Coffee to go along for me and one Spinach cheese Balls, one cottage cheese lasagna along with mojito for the man.” She ordered full dinner for both of them perfectly knowing the taste of her man.

As waiter went taking their order man looked at her with smile this isn’t amaze to him as she placed his order as well they knew each other to well. “Treat is on me today” she said with finality in her tone to which he just bowed his head in front of her in defeat making her giggle.
They were talking random things awaiting the order which soon arrived. Soon both of them were having their dinner sometimes feeding each other small bites. It was like man was great fan of cheese so both his dishes contains lots of cheese but the lady was a fan of the spices so her dinner have all possible ingredient to match her taste. Talking laughing they both finned their dinner. “You want something more” he asked her.
Seeing her shake her head while sipping on her cold coffee he called in for the bill. As he called in for bill she just glare him hard to which he just raise his hand surrendering.
“Fine you pay I will be back in a minute need to freshen up.” Saying so he left. By the time he was back the bill was taken care off.
Getting up she just gave him his mobile with straight face which he have left on table a while back. He got confused as to what happened to her with few minutes behind his back “Kya Hua” he asked her but she dismissed it saying “They will talk about it reach home.” Understanding it he escort her to the car and soon they were on their way to home.
They have changed, getting into comfortable cloths they both sat on the bed ready to sleep but then she asked him “Armaan you got that Mr. Mittal’s Project” it was sudden so it took Armaan some time to process what she was asking. “haan I got that project I completely forgot to tell you about it before as I was so thrilled hearing you have been declared as one of the top 5 entrepreneur of the year. That I just slipped out of my mind” Armaan said all excited but dismissing about his project.
“Armaan how you got that project, Mein ne toh suna tha they were adamant on giving it to someone else.” Ridhima asked seriously looking at him trying to read his face “Mrs. Wife Tumhara husband ko koi mana nahi kar sakta” Armaan said dismissing.
“Armaan” he just called out his name, he look blankly at her with the seriousness in her voice “They give you project just because they got to know I am you wife. They said this on your face still you took that project. Why Armaan. Why haven’t you throw that project on his face”
‘Ridhima its okay. See it this way na, we wanted the project and we have it” Armaan asked calming her. “But Armaan” she sigh before continuing “Armaan I wanted to make name for myself not for making you look any smaller. You have an upper hand over my work you helped me out in each and every step of setting this company then who are they to say whatever they said”
“Ridhima its okay” shaking her head in no she said “I don’t want this Armaan, I am feeling so, so bad right now. I just want to shout at that idiot Mittal. He is just jackass, I aren’t doing that project and I will not even let that project see the initial stage” ridhima said determined.
Armaan tried to manipulate her mind in letting it all go but she was not ready to leave it. That Mittal have insulted her man so now he have to see the damage he have himself called for.

Aayushi

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