hey huys...!!! maddy is back...!!! well sorry for dis much late update but recently my elder sis gave birth to a cute little son so i was busy in changin nappies n all tat and office n all tat. but m very happy...well apologies for my mistakes....do comment....dis one is probably long one...:) for payback....again sorry for any kind of mistakes....:)
sat there for a while - unmoving.
out of nowhere, she felt a warm touch on her shoulder, she slowly looked up; it
was him, and she was surprised, again.She felt relief, she smiled, with the irresistible
emotion; she stood up instantly and hugged him, tight and cried more. He had no
idea why she was crying, but he let her, he himself was in awe.
happened, geet?' he asked after sometime.
didn't reply, sobbed.
held her shoulders and look into her eyes, they were red rimmed and little bit
swollen because of crying, he worried.
at me, what happened?' he asked the same question.
didn't say anything, she just stepped back and switch on the TV, and put on the
there's a fire in the hotel.'
same hotel where you're staying'
Oh my god!' he sat on the chair, shocked, suddenly he thought something.
did you know I'm staying there?' he added.
I'm fine, geet. Thank god, I've all my important papers with me.' He tried to
minute, you left everything behind just to make sure that I'm well, didn't
you?' he added.
he said, surprisingly. He was overwhelmed, that was all he could say.
geet and I'm really very sorry for today, I should not have talked to you like
that, it was way too rude.' he added.
need. I know you did not mean that.' she muttered under her breath.
to find new hotel, now. Only for one night' he said stretching his arms with a
raining' she said while looking out of the window.
now'' she added.
can stay somewhere else too' she said, fumbling. She wanted to take him with
her, at her flat; she didn't even know why she uttered those words. She regretted
the words then.
there are many hotels in this city, you don't bother, geet' he said.
fine, geet. I'll be fine now' he smiled a little.
can come to my flat' she uttered, and immediately realized what she just said.
'Why I'm doing this?' she thought. But the deep down in her heart, she wanted
him to see her, she wanted her to feel his presence, but given the
circumstances, she was not able to accept it.
You want me to stay with you?' he said intentionally.
was silence for a moment, both of them stood quietly, he thought something and
he said yes.
then, let's go. I think there will be heavy rain tonight.' He added and they
left the office.
the way, both of them were silent, she drove carefully, but she just could not
feel normal, on the other side, maan was awestruck, watching his old, innocent, sweet geet from a
small town, was driving a car in megacity, perfectly. They reached the flat, she
entered the flat, he felt hesitated a bit, but then he followed her, she saw
annie watching tv, she got up, and saw both of them, stood there for a second,
looked him. She, then headed towards kitchen, geet asked him to make himself
comfortable and followed annie in the kitchen.
he'' annie asked curiously but cut off by geet.
even try to ask' she said.
Who am I? Why would you tell me?' she replied, acting carelessly.
I'll tell you the whole story tomorrow, now you may leave.'
Are you sure? What about meher? '
and I'm here now. So don't worry. Go!'
Good night!' she left, smiling.
saw the flat interestingly, he immediately got the idea that it was pari's flat. He was curious; it seemed
that he was searching for something or someone.
He opened the balcony to watch rain, he stood there, getting wet and he felt
her calling out her name. They both were feeling uncomfortable.
inside, it's raining heavily' she said, loudly.
think you should change your cloths, you are all wet. Who asked you to stand
there in the balcony? It's a stormy night, maan' she said showing concern and
authority, and then she realized and softens a bit.
this way, you may use that room, pari
is not here.' She added.
What do you want in dinner?' she stopped him.
Nothing! And yes if you don't remember then I should remind you, my luggage is
gone, turned into ash.' he smiled lightly.
I'm making my food. You may join me later' she did not insist him.
they both had no idea how to put into words their emotions, it was almost after
two years, they had not even seen each other in those years and all of a
sudden, they both were together under the same roof. He left for the room for
shower. He was passing by the geet's room and he saw something, he entered the
room quietly, it was dark but a soft yellow light was switched on near the
table, he saw cradle in the middle of the room, but it was empty, he saw few
soft toys around the corner, he walked on and saw so many pillows on the bed,
and in the middle of that he saw a little angel sleeping peacefully in pink
baby suit, fully covering her little body. He stared at her adoringly, she was
just like her mother, and he thought, same color, same nose, and same features.
He stood there in amazement. He recalled the moment when he last saw her, on
her birth, the very first day of her life with her mom; though it was a
photograph sent by pari, he felt like
he was on the top of the world. He never mentioned it to anybody, not even geet
knew about this. It was pari who gave him a chance to watch her, when she was in delhi for some work, she met him
accidently and came to know about the fact why they were not together, she
assured him that geet was with her and her baby was safe, she made maan a
promise that the day when geet would give birth, she would send him a
photograph. She tried to convince maan for patch up, but he never listened, the
only thing he told pari was, 'It was her
wish, not to follow her, nor to find her. He doesn't want me pari. So leave it,
I will never force her, I made a promise to her' pari was helpless, because geet never talked about it to her, and
she warned pari about it that if she would try to do something about it, she
would left the home, so she was unable to help, and she decided not to mention
this to geet.
a she jerked a little and maan came
out from the chain of thoughts, and saw her worriedly, but she was still fast
asleep, he stood there for a moment, he felt like the world stopped, he was stunned
by her daughter's beauty. He bent a little 'hello, meher! I had to come' he whispered in her tiny ear. He felt his
eyes getting moist, he did not stop it, and he smiled. 'Look, what I've you
done? No one in this world could make me cry, except for your mom!' he said in
little voice. He tried to touch her, but did not. She was so fragile; maan
feared that he would harm her.
He sat there quietly, careful, not making sound,
he stared at her and suddenly she slowly opened her eyes, he worried a little
because he had no experience with a child before, he tried to get up and call
out for geet, but he saw her eyes and he froze, they were light brown or hazel,
he could not decide. She saw him, she saw him in wonder, she did not cry, maan felt better, he
smiled, she smiled and maan was
bowled over, her smile stole his
heart, he was once again in love with the most beautiful girl on the earth, he
then touched her little nose with his
index finger, he said, 'hello!' he tried to catch her tiny hands, and said, 'This is called a finger shake, meher!' he forgot that geet was waiting
in the kitchen, he forgot everything, he just wanted to be there with his
daughter, he was spellbound, he continued his chat with his little girl, he talked about his life, his
two years without her mother, how he missed her, how he reacted first on her
photo, he cried through smile, he said, 'It's our little secret, don't tell
your mom or anyone that I cry, okay? By the way, I admit that I once again fell
in love, but still, I love your mom, she is the one and she will be the one,
but I promise I'll love you more than anything else in the world.' she saw him
through her big brown ' hazel eyes, he continued to talk more and more. All
that he was not aware of that, geet was silently shedding tears listening to
the father-daughter chat by the
entrance, hiding behind the wall.
decided to enter the room; she swallowed hard. Maan saw her and suddenly stood
up, taken aback. He could not say anything, probably the first time in his life
he was searching for words. He tried to say something but she stopped him.
she awake?' she tried to act normally.
Come here my baby. It's not her "wake up honey" or "eat honey" time yet, I wonder
how she got up, nobody made sound, too. I think she will sleep again.' she said
and bent a little and tried to carry her in her arms, but stopped.
you like to take her?' she asked him.
Oh! No! No! I will harm her, no.' he hesitated, and stepped back in fear.
will happen, maan. You just try it once, you could never harm her' she said firmly.
I mean she is so fragile, so delicate. I can't'
can! Wait!' she said and pulled up a chair and made him sat there and gave him
a pillow with a little blanket.
here she is' with that she gave slipped her
in his arms.
held her, protectively and carefully.
He was so scared for her. His hands were shaking, he was mesmerized. Geet asked
him to just relax, but he could not. He felt all the emotions, every moment of
his life with geet, emerged in his mind; he didn't realize the streams of tears
rolling down his cheeks and he did not even care then. He kissed gently on her forehead.
he managed to say but cut off by her.
just don't say anything, just feel her!'
she said tearfully. She was so glad to see the father-daughter union, she felt guilty for once, to not let her feel the presence of the man who
protected her, who saved her, who accepted her without any single doubt or question, who loved her as if she
was his own baby, he cared for her,
even though she was not born. And she left him. She felt exhausted, she could
not think much, she just stood there silently crying, watching her baby, happy
with his dad, the man who always
managed to surprise her, even today. She never felt that it was two long years,
they did not see each other, and he was still the same, she was still the same - just world changed. As if they never separated.
his father's protective and strong arms, she
slept again, serenely; maan slowly got up and put her on the bed very cautiously. They both watched their daughter, lovingly. They stood
there for some time and left the room. They sat on the floor, near the window,
it was huge window, the view from there was incredible, they saw raining
peacefully, geet left for the kitchen and came after few minutes with cups of
coffee in her hands.
is the coffee' she gave him a cup of coffee, she made for them.
I didn't tell you to make it' he surprised. She sat there, they were in
opposite direction, and they could clearly see their faces.
I did. Now take it'
when you started drinking coffee?' he asked.
was silence in the room for a while; they both did not look at each other.
very happy, you know geet?' he broke the silence.
you here in this metropolis, being a single mother, I'm very glad that you've
done it so well, I'm amazed. You've proved yourself well. I've always knew the
fact that you have potential, I can't tell you how much I feel proud that
you've managed everything so well, your position in the company, I saw the
records, too. And your boss was also telling me about your talent that you're
an excellent event manager, and great in administration. I feel so proud. But
one thing I still need to tell you is that, I hate you.'
hate you, geet.' He said it hardheartedly, again.
did not reply, instead of that she saw him in doubt.
hate you, for not letting me see my own daughter, for not letting me witness
the two precious years of my baby, for not letting me witness his first ever
laugh or first cry, I hate you. How can you be so mean to me, geet?' he asked
in croaky voice.
so sorry.' She could utter that only.
didn't say anything then, he just drank his coffee silently and watched her, he
could clearly see the pain in her eyes, it was unbearable for him, he wanted to
take her in his arms, and he wanted to know the reason why she left him. But it
was not of use, because she was determined, he decided not to ask her.
is dadima?' this time she broke the silence.
is no more.' he said in plain blank voice.
Edited by mdmsk - 10 January 2011 at 10:18am