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"ruko armaan " and there she was on the threshold of meeting his close
one to share her grief and losing a close one. as much as he was at the
verge of breaking thinking that what if she comes to know about him as
the doctor who was attending her husband.
shud she or shudnt she was the dilemma of the moment, what if he is not
would she lose a friend as well ? millions of questions like this occupied her
Gathering all her courage she finallly spoke" are you dr.malik who attended
capt khanna ? " finishing her words she looked at his head lowered.
Just like a combinatioin of hurricane and earthquake striked his feet, what
was he supposed to say to her and even if he says anything would she be
able to understand his side of it or she will drowned away from her own
emotions. Was it safe to slid through the door? But then how about he loses her
friendship as well .
Without giving any thought to his trail of thoughts, he put his left foot
outside the lobby door and taking his steps backwards he found himself
reached the main gate from where the little heaven with residence of two angels
called "jannat" was clearly visible.
Unmoved by the incident and his reaction , she stood there with her hand
extended towards him. what was it for ? an extension to have her questions
answered or was it asking for a friend to share her emotions .
In seconds he disppeared from his so called "crime scene" just like a witness
or convict disappears from the fear of being caught., unfortunately he was
already caught by her eyes.
Few seconds later , she saw another figure walking through the doors ,but
this time in a different attire, almost like Amir , her lost world .
Through the shadows of sunset, a familiar caricature appeared in
front of her.
"Ridhima , yeh Dr. Mallik yahan kya kar raha tha ? " the words of evidence
she was looking for till now finally found their existence in reality and
pierced her ears with the unwanted truth to be known. The very next
second she was on the floor , with her dupatta covering her face,
broken like a fragile vase,which had taken in lot of effort to compile
from the previous smash,and yet once
again another blow on it .
Slowly and gradually she opened her eyes after a lil splash of fresh
water to bring her back to the reality . " Captain Joshi aap kab aye ?"
" Ridhima main abhi aya tha , anjali was getting worried for you ,so
i came to check if everything was fine ", was a voice with essence of
care and affection .
"Thanks Atul " she helped herself to sit on the couch .
"Ridhima yeh Dr. Mallik yahan kyun aye thea ? How you know him ? "
atul was little surprised to see the doctor who left the Army Hospital
after the war .
" Atul yeh wohi doctor hai kya jisne mere Amir ko maar daala ? jisne
mere amir ki jaan nahi bachayi ? " for some reasons she was trying
to validate the truth with another truth .
Atul just nodded his head and before he could give her any explanations
and any further details , she came up with another truth of her life
" we were best friends, par ab sab kuch khatam ho gya hai , he killed my amir "
and another set of fresh tears started rolling her eyes.
"Ridhima tum galat samjh rahi ho , Armaan ne Amir ji jaan bachane ki
bahut koshish ki par ghav hi itne gehre thea ki usse bachaa paana kise ke
bas mein nahi tha . Aur Amir ke jaane ke baad Armaan ne hospital hi
chod diya . He was under trauma himself that he couldnt save a soldier
who was his close friend , a friend he found on the battlefield .
He is innocent ridhima " atul finished with consoling his friend
and colleague's wife . Amir and Atul were more than best friends .
" Atul maine aj ek dost kho diya aaj , woh mera dard baantne aaya tha
aur maine usse dard de diya " a sudden guilty took over her mind. She
blamed herself for accusing Armaan for a murder ,despite of knowing him
from college days and she used to read his mind . How could she think
he wud have killed someone deliberately ?
"I need to find him Atul , i didnt even ask where he was staying in this
new city " Once again she regretted her false predictions .
She took jannat in her lap and started wondering where to find him ......
Edited by kanut - 10 October 2008 at 11:44am