Monday, 4 May 2020

Part 3 & 4 : Anjaan Rishtey

 Armaan, Riddhima and Sohan aged 11

The three best friends sat in the fields, their usual hangout, on the last day of primary school.

Sohan: I'm so happy that school is over now…6 weeks of holiday…yes!

Riddhima: Sohan! All you can think about is holidays?...Won't you miss our primary school days? I know I will…

Armaan: Yep…I'm going to miss it…but not so much – he throws a stone into the pond and looks at Riddhima – because I know that we will always be together – smiles

The relationship between Armaan and Riddhima had now grown to be more than just friends. Even though the two of them had not been able to understand what it really was but they had become very fond of each other in the past three years.

Sohan: Yep...we'll always be together…and Riddhima will always be there for us…



Riddhima: Huh?

Sohan: To do our homework for us

Riddhima: You wish…

Sohan: You know you enjoy doing our homework for us…

Riddhima: whatever…but from now on you will do your homework on your own…and I'll make sure of it…

Sohan: That's not fair…you'll make sure I do my homework but no matter what you'll always do Armaan's homework for him…

Riddhima slightly blushed and threw a stone into the pond copying Armaan and changing the subject.

Riddhima: Armaan…why are you so quiet? Say something…

Armaan: As usual you two won't stop blabbering…when do I have time to speak… - the two of them shut up and he carries on – but now that you mentioned it Riddhima…promise that you will always help us with our homework

Riddhima: Uh-huh…only if you promise that you will try and do it yourself first!

Armaan: smiled – Promise

Riddhima and Armaan smiled at each other silently as usual.

Sohan: I promise too… - bringing Armaan and Riddhima out of their trance - Ok…ok, what should we talk about? And please Riddhima…don't say school…I've had enough of school…I don't want to hear that word for the next 6 weeks…

Riddhima: Fine…umm…Armaan? What do you want to be when you're older…what's your dreams?

Armaan: Umm…I...

Sohan: cuts him off – Why do you always ask him first? – looking at Riddhima and sulking

Armaan: Will you shut up – throwing a stone at him

Sohan replies by throwing a stone back at him.

Riddhima: Guys…please stop fighting! – they stop immediately after looking at her angry expression – Go on Sohan…you tell us…what do you want to be?

Sohan: No…go on Armaan

Armaan: That's more like it – smiling at the understanding between his best friend and himself – I'm going to be a doctor! – sitting up properly and smiling to himself

Riddhima: That's good…but you have to study hard…

Armaan: What are you there for? – winking at her, she shies away and talks about her dreams

Riddhima: I'm going to stay at home…I'm going to have my little house right in here in beautiful Sumurpur…with my beautiful family – she starts to drift off into her dream world until Sohan said…

Sohan: Ok…ok Riddhima…we know that was always your dream…now my turn

Armaan: Go on… - rolling his eyes

Sohan: I'm going to be a business man…I will have a big building and have lots of money and I'm going to be the boss…

Armaan: Hahaha…

Riddhima and Sohan both look at him bewildered.

Riddhima: What's wrong?

Sohan: Yeah…what's so funny? – throwing another stone at him

Armaan: Haha…you don't…don't even know how to do…simple maths and…haha you're going to be a business man… - throws another stone at Sohan

He stands up and starts running away as Sohan throws stones at him. They chased each other around the field with Riddhima sitting there looking at the two friends and their childishness.

(sorry if ur a bit bored with Armaan, Riddhima and Sohan's part as its not very interesting but...its just that they are children and children's lives are much simpler than adults...they are very carefree that is why we are not going into detail...hopefully in the next part you will be in for some surprises)




Part 4 - Anjali and Niki

One year has passed since Abhi left, the two girls are now 10 years old and they have become more close to each other than they were before. In the area they were known as twin sisters rather than best friends.

Sonia: Nikkita where are you going?

Nikki: I am going out to play mamma

Sonia: Yes but first finish your food then you can go. Ok!

Nikki: Ok

A car came past there door and Sonia looked out of the window Nikkita jumped up to see who had come and saw Anji's dad coming out of the car and going into Anji's Uncles house.

Sonia: What is Dr Shashank doing here? - concerned

Nikki carried on eating quickly as she wanted to go and play.

Nikki: wow he's a doctor? – amazed

Sonia: yes he's a big doctor…he owns Sanjeevani the biggest hospital in Mumbai.

Nikki: But why is he here in Shimla mamma?

Sonia: I do not know but he is Anjali's dad so he probably just came to meet her

Nikki: I did not know that was Anji's dad!

Sonia: ok quickly finish up your food so you can play with Anjali.

Nikki: Ok Mamma!!

Nikki finishes up her food and went outside and down on the wooden swing waiting for Anji as usual...

After a while Anji come out running towards Nikki.

Nikki: Anji you took so...

But she was cut off before saying anything else as Anji was crying and as soon as she reached her best friend she hugged her, leaving Nikki shocked.

Nikki: Anji what's wrong?

Anji: Nikki...I have...to go... – she tried to talk through her sobs – I'm leaving...papa wants...wants me...to go...back...with him...

Nikki stares at Anji in utter shock and then starts to cry.

Nikki: No you can not leave - hugging her even tighter - …you can't

Anji: I have to and I have to leave today!

Nikki: no Anji I don't want you to go

Anji: I don't want to but I have to

They both stop talking and just look at each other, completely speechless the try to understand the situation silently. They let their tears flow from their eyes without drying them. At the same time Shashank and Puneet walk out of the house, both carrying bags. Puneet put the bags in the car and Shashank called out for Anjali.

Shashank: ANJALI!!

Anji: Ok papa! – but doesn't get up

The two girls carry on looking at each other and Shashank comes, takes Anji by the hand…

Anji: Bye Nikki – whispers

Nikki: Bye – is not able to say it out loud

Still holding hands they finally let go and Anji is taken away. She hugs her Puneet Uncle tightly and then sits in the car. Nikki is left standing by the swing all on her own still crying to herself.

Nikki: First…Abhi and…and now Anji too – sobbing silently to herself - I have no one now – she drops down onto the swing hugging herself tightly and letting her tears flow uncontrollably...

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