Kyun - Chapter 5
"Tum?" Priyanca said, horrified to see the man she had accidently injured was Sakshham.
"Maam, please stop talking in your wacko language and take this poor man to the hospital." said an angered old lady.
"Umm, yes of course." Priyanca mumbled.
Priyanca called for a taxi, and with the help of a mind man, rushed to the nearest hospital with Sakshham's bleeding head resting on her lap. Priyanca gently stroked his hair on the way to the hospital, and prayed to herself that everything will be ok for her and the newly aquainted stranger. As the taxi pulled up the the hospital's main entrance, Priyanca gulped. How would she pay the expense of Sakshham's treatment? The kind taxi driver helped Priyanca take Sakshham on a gurney, to be taken to a hospital bed where he would get stitches. A nearby nurse called for Priyanca, and took her away to sign some forms.
"Maam, do you know if this young man has any relatives near by?" the nurse asked patiently.
"No, I don't." was Priyanca's reply.
"Then I'm afraid that you will have to pay for the man's treatment. It's the law."
"Um, yeah... sure I will." Priyanca grumbled.
"Lets see, it'll be 350 Pounds Maam." the nurse said.
"Oh gosh, I was going to use that money to rent an apartment. Oh well, here." Priyanca said with a sigh.
She slowly rummaged through her purse and took out her wallet.
"Here you are madam. All 350 pounds - in cash." Priyanca said some-what sarcastically.
"Maam, you can sit in the waiting room while we operate on the man. We'll inform you when you can see him."
Priyanca slowly walked to the waiting room and slumped down in a rough armchair. She flipped through a couple of magazines, and tried to read a book, but nothing.
"What a great day in London Priyanca. First that insolent man yelled at me, and now I'm here - paying hundreds of dollars I had saved, and converted into pounds, on that very man. What a great day indeed." "Why did I have to come here, why couldn't I just have___"
Silent snores filled the room, as an exhausted Priyanca fell asleep. Minutes passed, then hours, and before Priyanca knew it, she was awaken by;
"Maam, you can go see him now."
"Huh, what? Oh him... I'll be right there..." Priyanca said after yawning.
Priyanca rushed to the ladies room, washed her face and combed her hair with her hands. As she walked to the room where Sakshham was, she felt nervous.
"What am I going to say to him? He will probably think I did it on purpose, to get back at him... Hai Bhagwaan!"
Priyanca pushed open the the door to room 307, and put on her best smile. Sakshham was not impressed.
"Tum? What the heck are you doing here? You did this to me? You idiot. I could have you sued! Do you even know who I am? If I could, I'd__" Sakshham said angrily.
"Look, I'm sorry. It was an accident, really. I was dancing around in my hotel room, and was gazing outside my window. A staff-member startled me, and out of clumsiness I knocked down the vase. If I wanted to, I could have left you there to rot, but I didn't. I did it for the sake of humanity. If you have any respect for me after what I did, you will tell me the name and number of one of your family members so they can take you home." Priyanca said defensively.
"Yeah, sure. Whatever. Like I'll believe you. Just call my dad and get the the heck out of here. My home number is 5891712." Sakshham said, with in a slightly calmer tone.
"Alright. Just stay here and keep quiet." Priyanca said with a sigh.
Priyanca dialed the number, and the phone was answered by a familiar voice.
"Hello, Abhinav Oberoi speaking. Who is this?"
"Dada Ji, Aap?"
"What?" Sakshham said from the bed. "You know my grandfather?"
"Ek Minute Dadu Ji. Priyanca said hastily.
"Yes, I know your grandther. I met him on the plane. He's a really nice man"
"Oh God, so your that girl who my grandfather was praising. Who knows what kind of spell you cast over him, your a witch."
"Oh Shut Up, I'm on the phone." Priyanca said with a smile.
"Haamn Dadu Ji, your grandson..."
"What's your name?" Priyanca asked Sakshham.
"Sakshham met with an accident, and I took him to the hospital. Please come and get him immediatley, he wants to go home." Priyanca said.
"Kya? Don't worry Beta, I'll inform the rest of the family, and we'll be over soon. You go home, you must be very tired."
"Accha, Bye Dadu."
"Bye Priyanca Beti."
"What Rubbish? An accident? Yeah right! Wait till I tell my grandfather about what really happend." Saskshham said with a smile.
"I'll be gone by then." Priyanca said giggling.
"What? No, you can't just leave!" Sakshham said with a frown.
It was too late. Priyanca left the hospital, and went back to her hotel room. 2 months had passed by since the event, and Priyanca had settled into a cozy apartment. She was on her way to the first day of her Journalism Course. If only she knew what she would face on the very next day, or maybe - who she would meet.
-End of Chapter 5-
Edited by -Nikasha- - 12 July 2009 at 5:11pm