Posted: 06 September 2008 at 3:19am
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This was the life of Prem and Mukti... two people who never gained much love from their family. One side Mukti was constantly ignored and on the other side Prem did not feel comfertable with his own family. That was the kind of life they lead, till they umm bumped into each other in collage.
The river was beautyful as it rushed down agaisnt the woods with a beautyful cottage on the side was set with rich furnitures and decorations on the inside with an artisitc beauty. Outside the back balcony was a young girl dressed in simple blue jeans and a casual top splashed with paint all over it. Her hair had been set up with in a clip as her hands worked on the art her brush strockes casually working away. Slowly her eyes come to view behind a set of simple glasses, some one calls from within, "Kripa beti..."
"Ji?" she turned around presenting her beautyful face filled with softness and innocence. Kripa Sharma, she was not someone who was extreemly beautyful nither was she what one could call a sight to see. She was simple but grasious holding an inner beauty that one could not deny. The servent handed her a glass of juice, "Aap ise peelijiye app ke segath ke liya acha hai."
"Ji." Kripa took the glass in her hand and gulped the grink down, "Done, aur haan aap aade gante mai khaana laga dijiye."
"Ji bitiya." the servent answered going inside the house once again, Kripa turned around and continued on her work. Set agaisnt a beautyful vibrant canvas with a mixture of orenge and red a sketch of a woman in black and white set agaisnt it beautyfully. She was placeing the final touches on the work of art with the white... Just as she set the paint brush down her mobile rang, "Chahu?"
"Kaisi ho beta?" he aksed, "Mai teek hoo aap kaise hai?"
"Mai bhi teek hoon tumhari us painting ka kaam kaise chal raha hai?" Kripa smiled, her chachu Yashwanth Sharma was the commisinor of police. He was also a wonderful husband and a loving father to his children as well as a very good friend to Kripa one of her few, who knew manny things about her. "Paintings tho hogaya, ek baar finishing touches dedu use tho wapas ghar."
"Wonderful aare haan beta, maine jis baath ke lie phone kia use bhool gaya. Mukti is going to collage today zara use phone karne wish kardo." he told her, Kripa smiled, "Meri choti si Mukti medical collage ja rahi hai? Yaakeen nahi hotha, kaal jaise lag raha hai jab maine use apni... hay bagwan chachu I'm speachless!"
"I know beta kafi badi hogayi vo ladki hamare aanko ke saamne." she nodded still in shcok, "Aur haan use phone tho zarur kardo bechari kafi akali hai."
"Sure chacu aab rakthi hoon." she replied cutting the line calling another number, "Hi sis!"
"Hay kahan ho tum?" she asked the girl on the other end, "I'm on the way to collage..."
"Acha tho tum all ready collage jane lagi ho?" she asked, "Ji haan ithni dhuur jo hai, collage."
"Teek hai baba man liya ke tu ek bahoth badi collage ke student ho, aur yeah bhi muje malum hai ke meri ladli kithni achi aur serious student hai. So best of luck and enjoy your collage expirience." Mukti smiled happily, "Thanks Kripa that means a lot to me and before you ask haan mai mandir gayi aur vahan ek aunty mili thi. Uski umaar bhi mama ke umar ke aas paas the use ashirwad leliya."
"Good job aab jao aur apni us duniya par kadam raklo jise tum hamesha apna samajthi thi." she replied, "Thank you so much sis aur agar agya hai tho kya main aab phone rakthi hoon."
"Teek hai baba phone raak lo aur please pahonchte the use phone tho karo." she added, "Ma'am yes ma'am."
"Aab chalo aur haan drive safe." she added, Mukti smiled wipping her tears as she always cried when some one showed her that much care and affection. The kind of affection she never... "Mukti beta."
"Ji dadi?" she turned around, "Yeah lo beta raaste mai kaane ke lia kuch cheez pack kar diya maine tumhare liye."
"Thanks luv packets wapas chahie ya mai use toss out kar sakti hoon?" Mukti asked putting them in her backpack along with other things, "Nahi beta toss out kardo aur haan zara pahonchkar..."
"Phone karo I know aab thak Kripa, Yash mamu, Rajev mamu aur Shashank uncle aur Padma aunty ne bhi kehediya." she replied, "Calthi hoon mai aab by dadi."
Mukti hugged her and tocuhed her feet before picking up her back pack, the few items she had left in dadi's place had also been taken with her, namely three medical C.D's and a pen drive. Dadi smiled sadly as the girl walked out nearly bumping into Karthick who was about to snap but seeing who it was stopped, "Sorry Karthick."
"That's all right, Angad aaj collage ja raha hai you'll be there to see him off right?" she shook her head, "Nahi waise use kya farak padega agar main vahan hoon ya nahi. I'll make a move waise bhi muje deer ho raha hai."
"Teek hai lekin at least Angad ko wish to karo he came in the top twenty of his class this year first se sirf 5.8 marks kam tha." he sighed for his brother, Mukti nodded, "Ji aab muje jaana hoga..."
"Haan sure." he added picking up his mobile, "Hi Richa.... nahi nahi... really how nice..."
Mukti wipped the tears that were forming in her eyes once again and went away. She hated comming over to Khanna house after all she hated comming to the home where not manny knew what happened in her life. The home mannager Teady walked up to her holding a small bowl of kheer, "Mukti ma'am Kalpana ne ise aap ke lia banayi thi."
"Kheer kis baath ki khushi main?" she asked takeing the bowl from him and having a spoon full, Teady waited till she swallowed from past expirience, "Aap ke medical collage seat milne ki kushi mai ma'am."
"Umm thanks aap Kalpana ko batha dijiye ke kheer bahoth achi hai." she replied going away and finishing the small bowl of kheer and handing it back to the man only to be, "Hi Mukti!"
"O hi Angad congradulations, first twenty mai aane ke liye." she replied, "Thanks brakefast?"
"Khaliya." she replied, "I've got to go now muje dheer..."
"Yeah yeah sure." he replied turning as a girl came over, Mukti rolled her eyes and went away with out saying a word. Had she stayed a few minutes longer she could have seen Teady call some one up and say, "Saab use kheer dediya... aur koi kaam? Ji, jaise aap kahe... ji saab raktha hoon."
In a dark room a man kept the mobile down his black coat of wonderful matterial with a white shirt peeking out of the end, his ring finger had a gold ring with a large diamong with two slightly smaller saphiers on each end. The dim light showed a white log book that he picked up and wrote something in it with a silver pen that flowed dark green ink. Another note, setting it aside he looked at the framed photograph of a girl who was very beautyful with a soft innocence that shone in her eyes. Her green strap dress that clung to her casually though it showed only half her profile was shown in the photograph... picking it up he looked at it, "Mukti beta kaab se mere aanken tumhe dekne ke lia tharas raha hai, kaab dek paunga tuje?"
Back at Khanna house Mukti got into the car and drove away once again listening to some of 'her' music. She loved going around in this brand new car of hers after all it was the birthday gift her dadi had got for her. This was the girl that was on the way to become a wonderful docter and something more. Something she did not know about as yet, smoothly driving into another house beautyful house with a garden with rare flowers with a small streem set within the house. The home was wonderful, the drive was also excelent Mukti parked the car and got out as a man came and opened the door for her. "Mami aur mami ghar par hai?"
"Ji ma'am vo ghar par hai." the servent replied, Mukti grabbed her bag and went inside swinging the bag over her shoulder and the puja tali in another hand going inside. Placeing the tali down she looked around for some one in the hall, "Mami... mami..."
"Yahan hoon beta." a lady called from inside, "O... aare aap yahan kya kar rahe hai?"
"Thoda sa files arange karni thi vohi kar rahi hoon." the lady replied, "Acha aaj office nahi hai kya?"
"Nahi hai, esi liya kuch files duund raha tha." she replied, Mukti sat down next to the lady dressed in brown jeans and a white shirt. "Aachi kaam hai kabhi kabhi aise kuch karna hi chahiye hai na mami?"
"Haan baba haan!" she smiled looking up with her loving eyes, "Tum sahi ho kuch?"
"Haan lekin Prunitha mami, Jai mama kahan hai?" she asked, "Kahan hai vo?"
"Tere mama thoda emotional hogaye aur peeche baite hai." Pronitha replied, Mukti looked into her eyes, "Aur aap files sambal rahe hai. Hai na mami?"
"Mukti..." she sighed putting the file down touching the girl slightly, "Ithne saalon se tum hamare saath ithna gehera rishtha judwa diya hai na esilie thoda sa... waise tuje tho patha hai na, tumhari ma meri..."
"Aap ki best friend the jaanthi hoon." Mukti replied looking down tears filling her eyes, "Waise aap he the jiske wajai se aap ma aur papa ke baare mai jaan payi thi."
"I know love... aab jao aur apna mama ko sambalo kafi bura hai unke haalath." she kissed Mukti on the forhead and sent her away, "Teek hai Praunitha mami."
Mukti jumped down from the table she was seated on, "Jai mama bhi na hamesha aise he kuch karthe rehethe hai. Aare sambalke aur dyan se kijiye."
"Ji ma'am." the lady replied and Mukti went inside, looking for Jai and found him in the balcony, "Mama aap aise kyun baite hai aur vo bhi yahan?"
"Kuch nahi beta baas... so tum aaj ja rahi ho collage?" she asked, "Haan ja tho rahi hoon lekin hamasha ke lia tho nahi."
"Mathlab?" Mukti looked down at her hands before answering, "Mama app ko yea baath patha hai na ke muje papa ke ghar par kabhi pyar nahi mila, na pariwar. Yea dhono muje sirf aap ke aur chote mamu ke ghar par. Aur yehi honge mere ghar kyunki koi aur ghar tho hai nahi mere paas hai na..."
"Your right beta, jao go on your way to become the medical student you always wanted to be." Mukti nodded smilling, "Aur haan beta ek baath yaad rakna..."
"Ji?" she looked on expectntly, "Apna kyal rakna wahan."
"Ji..." she laughed going away to pick up her bags...
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