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Shravan stood just behind Sachi . His hands ruffled though her hair. He lifted two-three stands so that her white silky neck and and back were revealed. He unpinned her hair and put the gardenia clasping it with a hair clip to Sachis hair. He immesed his face into the black msytery of Sachis hair breathing in the mixed fragrance of gardenia and her hair .
"Shravan ji aap bhi na" Sachi said shyly .
They walked in sillence towards the Doctors cottage . Sometimes silence is more desirable than constant chatting.
Welcome back Mr, Shravan Jaiswal?," Hemant was on the steps .
"Hello Sachi - you must be very very happy!!!"
Sachi smiled and winked naughtily.
Shravan was feeling a bit uncomfortable witnessing hoe so close with Hemant.. He did not want to share Sachi 's laughter and smile with another person. Sachi should only laugh at his jokes.
"Shravanjo aap aankhken bandh ki jiye " Sachi quipped .
"Ki jiye na"
Shravan closed his eyelids as sachi held his hand and led him insode the house.
" Ab aap aankhen khuliye"
As shravan opened his eyes only one word came out from his mouth .
He closed his eyes tightly once again and reopend them . He thought it was an illusion but it was not .
Tara was in front of him sitting in a wheel-chair. She was much paler than before and there were dark shades beneath her eyes. But she looked beautiful in a pink dress and her smile was much softer.
"Tara tum yah..."
Shravan was interrupted by Hemant.
"Shravan , meet Mrs Hemant Ahuja "
Shravan was so much overwhelmed by this unexpected meeting that he could not speak . He looked back to see Sachi still smiling.
Shravan , as usual sought for Sachis help to face the situation.
" Shravanji , main jab Tara ji ko yahan pehli bar dekhi , main bhi aise chauk gayi thi "
She walked towards Tara and held her hands.
Tara looked up at Sachi thankfully and said ," Shravan , sach me sachi mujhe bahut help karti hai"
"Let us go to the dining room, dinner is ready ." Hemant announced.
All through the dinner time Shravan was quiet and hardly commented . Hemant was telling about how he had met Tara for the first time in medical school and fell in love. He was 2 years senior to her and helped her in her study. But he never told Tara that he loved her. so they did not keep any connection when he graduated and followed the career of psychiatrist in Delhi. As he came to Mussorie , his dad - a friend of Prataap Jaiswal wanted him to marry Sachi . So Hemant and Sachi met when Sachi told him about Shravan and how she would never leave Shravan . During that time Tara was also in Mussourie and they met once again . Within six months they got married but unfortunately pregnancy and child birth had left Tara traumatized and bedriddem . Since then Sachi had helped them to take care of the baby.
Soon the dinner was over . Sachi and Shravan said good-bye to the Ahujas. Shravan drove Sachi to her cottage. Before Sachi got down from the car, she patted Shravans hand and looked at him . She found Shravns eyes not looking at her but far away .
What was shravan thinking . Had not he forgotten Tara ?
Edited by sunaina02 - 07 January 2011 at 7:14am