Posted: 17 March 2011 at 8:46am | IP Logged
Chapter 4c: A Helluva Night contd..
closed my eyes for a second as I felt the rage charge against my chest.
I could feel their eyes boring into my head as the turmoil in my chest
got heavier - I needed to be alone. I needed some time to think. I let
go of Arohi's hand as I opened my eyes, looking straight I headed off
into one of the rooms.
"Let him go", I heard Arohi say to them.
I locked the
door behind me, leaning my head against it as I thought about everything
that had happened tonight. First Gauri and now Dad....who was next?
"He'll be back", I told them,"He just needs some time to think". Billu turned his attention to me then.
flight leaves at 4 am and it's 1 right now. I have Bhaiyya's stuff with
me, but we have to get your passport and stuff somehow Bhabhi....",
Billu sat down on the sofa then, wondering what to do.
I looked at the room's locked door, wishing he'd come out soon. I
didn't know what we were going to do or where we were going to go..the
future looked so bleak, but there was only one thing that was lighting
it up - Arjun. Without him, it seemed totally dark.
"What?! Why are you looking at me like that?!", Sanchit's frightened voice brought me out of my reverie.
Shefali was looking towards him with an amused expression on her face,"You're the only one that can do it", she simply replied.
"I know you're dumb, Sanchit, but you're not so dumb that you don't understand what I'm talking about", she replied pointedly.
Sanchit dropped his act.
"Look woman, just how do you expect me to get into her room?", he asked incredulously.
"You live in that house, it's not that impossible y'know", Shefali rolled her eyes at him.
"But my mum thinks I'm staying over at my friends house"
"So? Say you decided to come back"
"Why can't you?!"
"It's past midnight!"
"Fine then", Shefali fumed, "You're just going to have to steal
Aro's stuff from her room then if you can't go there like a shareef
"Are you crazy? You want me to steal....in a house
filled with police?! And that too, my own house?! Chachu aur daddu mil
ke mera encounter kar denge!"
"Either way, tumhe marna he parega Mr. Sanchit Ahluwalia....ya to
apni girlfriends se pitte huwe maroge ya phir apne chachu se! Tumhi
choose kar lo ke tumhe kaunsa option better lagta hai, pehle option mein
tumhari maut guaranteed hai, doosre option me sirf thora risk hai"
"Thora risk hai?! Thora?! Are you friggin crazy?"
Shefali decided she'd had enough. After all kehte hai na, laaton ke bhoot baaton se nahi maante.
She took out her cellphone and started texting at superfast speed.
I decided to play along.
"How long is it going to take?""Ek
ghanta, she said it with such confidence that anyone could have fallen
into the trap, "Ek ghante mein poore chandigarh ko pata chal jayenge iss
namune ke kartoot!"
"Aro, you're my sister, how can you do this to me?" Sanchit looked appalled.
"You're my brother, can't you do this much for me?", I said
turning serious. After all, it wasn't like it was the first time that
Sanchit was doing something against the family.
Sanchit's face turned sour.
"Look Aro, you're planning on
running away with Arjun Singhania! He friggin kidnapped you, damnit!
His dad wants to kill you and here you are all ready to go off with him?
How do you know he's not pretending? I've had enough with this s***!
How can you believe him? After everything he put our whole family under?
You need a reality check, damnit! Don't you get it? He wouldn't
hesitate to kill you!"
My hand connected with his face before I even realized what I was
doing. I'd had enough. He knew nothing about Arjun. Just then, Arjun
came out of the room.
"Arjun can kill me? Arjun? What do you
know about him!?," I shook Sanchit holding his collar, "He took a bullet
for me, damnit! A bullet! I don't need a reality check, you friggin
need a reality check!"
Sanchit's expression was one of shock and surprise when Arjun came up behind me."Arohi, let go of him," Arjun said, gently tugging away my fingers from his collar. I realized I was still holding on to him and so I let go of him.
"Nobody needs to do anything as we're not running away". Arjun's tone
had a ring of finality to it, which meant there'd be no more discussions
on the topic.
Finally done with this chappy. Tell me what you think please :)
Edited by butterfly_16 - 17 March 2011 at 9:07am