Sunday, 26 January 2020

Part 3 : Being Together


"Nhi maine aisa nhi kaha, matlab us tarah se jaise,,,,,,” Padma was saying when Ananya interrupt her.

“Matlab agar ham us tarah se Riddhima ko le aaye ghar me to?” she asked.

“Matlab?” Padma was confused and getting her point she said “Armaan” and Ananya nodded “Kya kahu, abhi to uske bare me kuch socha nhi, padhai khatam hui hai, dekhte hain use kya karna hai, agar uske papa bolenge to shayad maan jayegi, lekin ham kuch time baat ye sab baatein karenge, abhi nhi. Abhi unhe thoda apni zindagi me cheejon ko samajhane ka time dete hain” 

Both were agreed to this and decided not to talk infront of anyone. But these mothers start assuming them as her daughter-in-law and son-in-law.

Riddhima was done with mehandi, she was not aware that someone’s gaze was fixed on her sitting in his room. She feels intense gaze and looks around but didn’t find anyone, Armaan chuckled as he was observing her sitting inside his room from the window, this girl was affecting him somehow.

He remember their encounter in his room, how he went so close to her and her nervous expression, again her words was making him smile, infact he didn’t felt odd or uncomfortable being with her.

Removing her thoughts away he again shifted his gaze towards the garden and found them all set for dance or something. Being amused by the commotion he went down when Ananya stopped him as he was not allowed there. 

Riddhima totally ignored his look as she don’t wanna show her nervousness, in reality from inside her heart was thundering like anything.

He went back when ladies start their mehandi dance, out of curiosity Armaan again went to his room as no one will come to know if he’ll watch them from his room due to its glass. Ananya didn’t noticed that their function was taking place just infront of Armaan’s room at first floor.

Riddhima look at Anjali then move forward when mehandi girl tied her dupatta lying from shoulder and knotted at waist. She mumble thanku to her tried hard to protect her mehandi and start her dance.

Hatho mein in hatho mein
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam…

She move towards Anjali and winked at her while she blushed hard on her words, Riddhima went behind her and hugged protecting the mehandi of both.

Hatho mein in hatho mein
Jeese padhti hoon main subaho sham
Jeese padhti hoon main subaho sham
Hatho mein in hatho mein
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam..

She danced around the garden making everyone smile, they were smitten by her performance as her dance moves were so amazing. She move near Anjali singing the lyrics while nudging her lightly. Pointing towards the picture of Atul on her phone.

Yaad mujhe jab unki aaye
Haay re haaye bada sataye
Yaad mujhe jab aa aa unki aaye
Haay re haaye bada sataye
Dekhu soorat mein unki subaho sham
Dekhu soorat mein unki subaho sham
Hatho mein in hatho mein
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam….

She move towards Ananya and Padma and danced around them while they kissed her forehead. Armaan was all lost in her dance and expressions, he even forget to blink his eyes, not even once.

Ab uske bin laage na mann
Woh jogi hain main hoon jogan
Ab uske bin laage na mann
Woh jogi hain main hoon jogan
Sapane dekhu saajan ke subaho sham
Sapane dekhu saajan ke subaho sham
Hatho mein in hatho mein
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam…

She bring everyone in center and they danced happily enjoying the mehandi ceremony, Anjali was so happy as Riddhima make her wedding really special.

Hatho mein in hatho mein
Jeese padhti hoon main subaho sham
Jeese padhti hoon main subaho sham
Hatho mein in hatho mein
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam
Likh ke mehndi se sajna ka naam.

Armaan got a phone call and came back to reality. He went to receive the call shaking his head while smiling.

Soon the mehandi ceremony came to an end and Riddhima went up with Anjali, she make her sit properly on bed straighten her hands asking her to sleep for sometime.

“You also come here and rest dear” Anjali was really tired.

“Ha bhabhi, mai bas Aunty ko dekh k aati hu” Riddhima tried to get up.

“Riddhima, can’t you consider yourself as a human being, just lay down” Anjali glared her and she pouted.

“Ok, fine, but I want to drink water so I’ll just come” Riddhima said and Anjali nodded.

She went downstairs hurriedly to get some water as after dance she was feeling thirsty. Armaan was going somewhere when saw her struggling with glass as her hands were covered with henna. 

He smile and came towards her, folding his hand on chest he smile and said “Need some help?” 

Riddhima shockingly look at him and glass fell down, she remembered their encounter in kitchen and become nervous, her eyes struck on his dimpled smile when he asked her.

Armaan stepped towards her and she looks everywhere but not at him to distract herself.

Armaan look at her from the corner of his eyes and smile, this girl was really something as he can’t control his thoughts, after all now they were going to bind in a teasing and bickering relation kind of love hate as she was Atul’s sister and he was Anjali’s brother.

He poured out the water in glass and forward towards her, she look at him surprisingly as he was ready to make her drink water with his own hand. 

“You will not like to smudge your mehandi, won’t you?” he said raising his eye brows up.

She nodded in NO and Armaan lifted the glass up, sighing away and she drink.

“Thanku” she mubbled and was about to wipe the water from her lips but before that she felt Armaan’s hand, he just wipped it off using her dupatta and she closed her eyes making Armaan observe her face so closely.

Hearing some noise outside she open her eyes and ran away from there. Armaan smile on whatever happened when Rahul enters.

“Bhai tu kitchen me kya kar raha hai?” he asked.

“Pani pilane aaya tha” Armaan murmured under his breath.

“Ohooo, kya baat hai kisko pani pila raha tha Armaan?” Rahul teased him and he shook his head neglecting his feelings.

“Khud ko, chal ab” He dragged Rahul out as he wanted to get some gift for Anjali and Atul.

In evening, they get ready for sangeet, Riddhima was helping Anjali to get ready and she herself was lost thinking about Atul.

“Riddhima kya hua?” Anjali asked.

“Don’t know Bhai ready hue honge ya nhi” Riddhima utter.

“Aww, sweetie meri abhi baat hui thi Atul is ready, he’ll reach here soon” Anjali hugged her and she smiled.

“Wow,, meri bahu to bahut sundar lag rahi hai” Padma enter inside and Anjali smiled.

“Mai kya soch rahi thi ham Anjali ko bhej rahe hain to kyu na Riddhima ko yaha bula le” Ananya utter in excitement when Padma nudged her “Mera matlab hai Riddhima to waise v aati rahegi na yaha pe” 

“Ha Aunty, wo to hamesha aati rahungi” she smiled “Abhi to apni Bhabhi ko le jaungi yaha se”

“Riddhima beta, tum v ready ho jao, neeche sab log aana shuru ho gaye hain” Ananya said and she nodded.

“Tum ready hoke aa jana, ham Anjali ko neeche le chalte hain” she informed her.

“Ok M’om I’ll be there in 20 minutes” Riddhima replied.

She soon changed into a beautiful peach colour lehanga which was quite light yet attractive, since it was a sangeet function thus she tried to keep it light as she had to dance happily in her Bhai’s wedding functions. 

She was trying to tie the dori of her blouse at her back but continuously fail in her attempts.

“O God, bandh ja yar please”she said being frustrated.

Armaan get ready and passing through Anjali’s room, he thought to check her once. But as he entered inside he was rooted on his spot, as the scene infront make him gulped down his saliva. The more he was trying to be away from this girl, he always ended up being with her in such conditions. 

Her irritated expressions with closed eyes make him smile, his foots already start moving towards her, he hold her hand and she jerked open her eyes and turn towards him being shocked.

“Aa,,,,” before she could say anything.

Armaan looked back at the mirror, her back was openly revealed and he can’t allow her to go down like that. Thus he stretched his hand behind her back as if he was hugging her, Riddhima closed her eyes on this proximity, his breath on her bare shoulder was creating havoc turning everything upside down inside her.

“I don’t want you to get late for the function as everyone was waiting for you” Armaan said before she could asked him.

“But why you?,,,,,You could have asked someone else or I should go and call anyone” Riddhima somehow gather courage.

He came deadly close to her crashing her back to mirror and she gasped for the air to breath due to his proximity “And what more you want from others to ogle on your bare back and I just kill them by my own hands”

Riddhima’s mind took some time to register what he said and when she opened her eyes, he was no where near her.

“Wha,,,,ttt does he meant by that” Riddhima murmured in herself.

She look back at mirror, he tied her dori in such a way that her central back was covered. She blushed a bit, not getting why that smile adore her face although he was a bit arrogant towards her but he mostly ended up helping her.

She did her make-up pretty fast and came down, others were all set for the sangeet and Armaan saw her coming down, his eyes were fixed on her, her every step was making him observe her intensely, she was looking so beautiful in that lehanga that Armaan can’t even look away from her for a second.

Rahul came and saw him all lost, his gaze trace the path and he smile at him, he intentionally came infront of Armaan, but Armaan shove him away keeping his palm over Rahul’s face.

Rahul knew he was all lost and tried to bring him back to reality “jake bol de use”

“K,,,kya?” Armaan snapped back to real world.

“That you,,,,” Rahul stopped in middle.

“That I have nothing for her ok,,,, now just enjoy the function” Armaan greeted his teeth and Rahul left the matter to inquire later.

“Chalein Riddhima, shuru kare” Atul look at her and she nodded.

Looking at the audience her eyes met with his and she hurriedly looks away, being conscious about her back. Armaan grinned on her act, this girl was driving him crazy and he enjoyed those moments for the time.

Soon sangeet ceremony starts and everybody enjoyed happily the functions, Riddhima start the dance without thinking much as she wants his brother and Bhabhi to enjoy and everyone was smitten by her act. Ananya nudged Padma when Armaan was all lost in her dance without blinking his eyes.

Ve tu laung main elaachi
Tere pichhe haanji haanji
Ve tu laung main elaachi
Tere pichhe haanji haanji

Armaan took a seat and fixed his gaze on her, while she feels his intense look but smile somehow, where Anjali and Atul were enjoying the most.

Tere ishqe ne maari
Kachi kali ae kanwari
Tere ishqe ne maari
Kachi kali ae kanwari
Hoon main chambe de pahadon
Wali shaam sajna

She brings Anjali also with herself who danced with her happily making everyone smile.

Sandli sandli nainon mein
Tera naam sajna
Sandli sandli nainon mein
Tera naam sajna
Sandli sandli nainon mein
Tera naam sajna

Anjali danced around Atul and he was all lost in his would be wife who dancing happily, her happiness was reaching upto her eyes and Riddhima smile looking at them.

Mere khaali khaali pair
Jaata rehta hai tu shehar
Tujhse maangu na main zyada
Laa de payaliya oh raja
JO bikti bazaron mein sareaam sajna
Sandli sandli nainon mein
Tera naam sajna
Sandli sandli nainon mein
Tera naam sajna

Soon the finished and everyone clapped for her, Armaan look at her without any expression and she wonder whether he liked it or not. What the hell, she was thinking about it, how could it matters to her whether he liked it or not.

“Hanji, ladke walo ka dance to gaya, ab bataiye kaun aayega” one person said.

“Ab ladki wale aayenge” Rahul said from behind and everyone look at them.

“Armaan chal bhai, izzat ka sawal hai” Rahul murmured in his ears.

“Abe pagal hai kya?” Armaan shove his hand away.

“Achha haldi wale din to bada dance kar raha tha, aaj kya ho gaya, tu chal raha hai ya mai Anjali se bolu tere dimag me kaun chal rahi hai is time” Rahul threatened him.

“Is it necessary?” he raised his brows up.

“C’mon Armaan it’s your sister’s wedding mann” Rahul said and he move towards the stage with Rahul.

“Yooo bro” Anjali hooted and he smile looking at her.

Riddhima was observing him, he was searching for something, when his eyes found her he again shift his gaze to Anjali.

“Ek minute, song mai play karungi afterall I want to test my brother skills” Anjali said and gave a CD to DJ player, Armaas shook his head as Anjali would never change her act of poking her nose everytime at crucial moments.

She wish him luck and Armaan had to dance well to show her sister also. He whisper something Rahul’s ear and they start.

They move on beat and Armaan was dancing enthusiastically after a long time with Rahul.

Suno kal raat ki kahaani,
Peeli red wine maine purani,
Lakh roka tha yaaron ne,
Ke na kar tu manmaani, 
Mili mujhe ek apsara,
Kehndi mere kol aa zara,
Mujhko yeh tu bata,
Kya tera dil hai laapata
Hoye..
Dil chori sada ho gaya,
Oye ki kariye, ki kariye,
Hoye..
Dil chori sada ho gaya,
Oye ki kariye, ki kariye,
Hoye..
Naino mein kisi ke kho gaya,
Oye ki kariye, ki kariye,
Hoye..
O madam teri chaal,
Tere silky silky baal,
Ab main isse zyada kya kahun,
Hoye..
Main nashe mein talli hogaya,
Oye ki kariye ki kariye,
Hoye..
Dil chori saada ho gaya,
Oye ki kariye, ki kariye,
Hoye..

He stopped for a moment looking at Anjali who shows thumbs up with Atul making them smile, she was clapping happily when another song starts. Armaan look at Riddhima who was smiling beautifully looking at them and shifted her gaze away when Armaan look at her.

Do Nain Sitaare Hai Chand Sa Mukhda
Kya Kahna Uska Afreen
Dawat Mai Jaise ho Sahi Tukda
Uske Jaisi Na Koi Nazneen
Shahi Joda Pahan Ke
Aai Jo Banthan Ke
Wahi Toh Meri
SWEETHEART Hai….

Sharmayi Si Bagal Mai
Jo Baithi Hai Dulhan Ke
Wahi Toh Meri
SWEETHEART Hai….

Rahul whisper something in Armaan’s ear and he smile while dancing then they move according to the beat.

Shahi Joda Pahan Ke
Aai Jo Banthan Ke
Wahi Toh Meri
SWEETHEART Hai
Sharmayi Si Bagal Mai
Jo Baithi Hai Dulhan Ke
Wahi Toh Meri
SWEETHEART Hai

Armaan went down and bring Anjali Atul on stage along with him while Anjali hold Riddhima’s hand also. Soon they gather on stage dancing happily enjoying the sangeet to fullest.

Soon everyone start going back to home and Riddhima alongwith other family members see off them. Armaan was coming back from ground when noticed few boys were watching something so tenderly. He follow their gaze and a sharp anger boiled inside him. He went towards them and stand infront of Riddhima intentionally. They saw Armaan and stood straight yet trying to see her back which was quite revealing.

As soon as elders left the place and talk with each other, he hold Riddhima’s wrist and dragged her to a corner, pinning her hard near a wall he came close almost upto her lips and utter in most dangerous tone “Atleast try to cover yourself properly when you are hell bend to wear such revealing dress. Next time if I’ll see someone ogling on you like that I’m gonna kill them for sure, so better watch out before exposing infront of someone else”.

Riddhima was having tears in her eyes on his harsh words, she was not exposing, it’s just that while dancing she didn’t pay attention and her dress become a bit loose.

“It wasn’t intentionally” Riddhima tried to clear him.

“Whatever, I can’t bear” Armaan left her hand went inside in anger.

“Are Armaan, suno kaha ja rahe ho?” Rahul was coming towards him when he stopped him.

“Not now Rahul” he said and left.

Rahul saw Riddhima over there and came to her.

“Hi” 

Riddhima: Hi (clearing her tears)

Rahul: See, uski baat ka bura mat manna actually sometimes, he can’t control his anger and I think abhi v aisa hi hua hai.

Riddhima: It’s okay, I have to leave.

She went away with her family and was astonished by his act, she didn’t said a word to anyone and tried to be normal.

Next day everyone get ready for marriage and Riddhima reached Mallik Mansion in evening before baraat for Anjali. Riddhima was wearing a beautiful lehanga which was quite heavy and covered this time, she thanked God while wearing that otherwise don’t know what will be the reaction of Armaan. Wait a minute, why she was thinking about Armaan’s reaction, leave it.
She went upwards to see Anjali.

“OMG! You are looking so ravishing Bhabhi, I don’t know how Bhai is going to hold himself back” Riddhima said which was heard by Armaan and he smirk.

“Anjali Di, you are ready na” he purposely enter inside and Riddhima become stiff for a moment.

“Yeah Ammy, how am I looking?” she asked.

“Beautiful” Armaan said and look at Riddhima after passing a smile to his sister.

“You can get your most awaited gift in my room” Armaan said and Anjali flew away.

Riddhima was trying to move away when Armaan blocked her way, she was really looking so beautiful in that dress and so innocent that Armaan thought to leave her without teasing but don’t know why his heart was hell bend to tease her as she always react to his teasing and touches.

He move forward looking at her “Ravishing ha” he utter and Riddhima look at him being shocked as he heard what she was talking to Anjali.

He slowly held her hand and trace his knuckles on her bare arms, upto her shoulder and tracing her neckline he turn her around facing to him,,,,, Riddhima closed her eyes as his touch was doing something to her which was new. He slowly traced her cheek and rubbed his thumbs over her lips softly “How to hold myself back” he whisper almost on her lips making her open her eyes and he left after watching his effect on her with a mischievous smile.

Riddhima was controlling her racing heartbeat to normalize it before Anjali comes back.


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