Two young men, one in a black waistcoat and the other in blue
were in a board meeting. They both were discussing a project with their clients
which could give them a huge profit. After an hour's discussion, they decided
to sign the deal. And soon, the news was out.
Group of Companies sign their fifth deal in a week."
"Congratulations Samrat!" said Mayank smiling and shook Samrat's
"Congratulations to you too dude!" said Samrat grinning and
pulled Mayank into a hug.
Mayank Sharma and
Samrat Shergill are the country's Young Business Tycoons. They owned the
Sharma-Shergill Group of Companies. They were two successful businessmen. They
both were best friends since their school days and as years rolled, their
friendship turned into a business partnership. They were thorough professionals
when business was concerned. Otherwise, they become two friends who know how to
enjoy life. They were the best of friends.
"I'm leaving now. See you in the evening. Gunjan called you and
Shilpa aunty for dinner. I got to rush before my wifey calls me another time"
said Samrat packing his stuff in haste.
"Why are you so afraid of your dear wife?" asked Mayank
chuckling at his friend's state.
"You will understand that when you get married" said Samrat.
"I'm not getting married!!" said Mayank glaring.
"Of course you're! If you don't remember, Gunjan fixed a date
for you. You're going to meet Roshni for lunch. Talk about all the things and
get ready for your marriage. Gunjan simply loved her" said Samrat grinning
while Mayank was shell shocked.
Gunjan did tell him
about her. And he was least interested in her. Well, he never liked any girl
for that instance. And this girl is the 13th one he was going to
meet. He met all of them just for the happiness of Gunjan.
"Fine! I'll go and meet this Roshni. But I can't assure you
whether I'll like her or not!" he said in a not-so-interested tone.
"Whatever happens, you'll definitely get married. If not this
gal, we'll search for another! What's the big deal?" he asked moving out of the
"It's no use talking you, Sam. I'll deal with Roshni myself" he
"Bye Mayank! See you in the evening, hopefully with good news!"
he said winking at him and rushed before Mayank kills him.
"Damn it! Just for the sake of Gunjan's happiness, I'm meeting
girls. Otherwise, I'd have never even seen them" he thought to himself and
starting packing his stuff.
Samrat Shergill is
happily married to Gunjan Arora for 5 years. Gunjan is from a middle class
family. Samrat has always appreciated arts. He loved anyone who possessed an
interest in any kind of art form. In one such incident, he met Gunjan. Gunjan's
paintings were being displayed at an Art Exhibition. Samrat went there by
chance and was immediately drawn towards her. Gunjan was equally blown over by
Samrat's simplicity. And before long, they were madly in love! Mayank was more
than happy when he got to know that his best friend was in love. He was
impressed by his friend's choice and helped Samrat and Gunjan by convincing
their parents for their wedding.
Samrat reached the Art Gallery and parked his car.
"Hey Shona! I'm sorry for being late. I was convincing Mayank to
go and meet Roshni" he said walking towards Gunjan.
"That's alright Sam!" she said walking towards him. "I just hope
Mayank likes this gal. I can no longer see him suffer" she said sitting in the
passenger seat while Samrat adjusted himself in the driver's seat.
"That's true! It's high time that he moves on" he said.
"Don't worry Sam. Everything will be fine" she placed her hand
on his and smiled.
"I hope the same" he said entwining his hand with hers and
The rest of the
journey they discussed about the new project they got.
"By the way, I called Mayank for dinner along with Shilpa aunty"
he said while they were entering the house.
"Good. I'll go and freshen up. You too go to the guest room and
freshen up" she said and moved towards their bedroom while he went to the guest
* * * * * * * * *
Mayank reached the restaurant where he was supposed to meet his
13th suitor. He asked the receptionist about the table booking. She
showed him the table where a girl was already sitting and applying nail polish.
She wore a blue sundress with all matching accessories including her heels. As
soon as her saw her, he was frustrated yet he kept his cool.
"For the sake of Gunjan. For the sake of Gunjan" he chanted this
mantra and moved towards the table.
"Hey! I'm Mayank Sharma" he said forwarding his hand for a hand
"Oh my God, The Mayank Sharma is here!! I can't believe it!!"
she said and clung onto him.
Mayank choked for air.
"This gal will definitely kill me" he thought to himself and
tried to loosen her grip on him.
She pulled out of the hug and said, "I'm so sorry! I just got
She was blushing while he was hell embarrassed as all the eyes
were on them.
"Do you mind if we sit and talk?" he asked trying to control his
"Of course not!" she said and sat down. Mayank also sat down.
"Hi, I'm Roshni Khanna" she said sticking her hand out.
"Hi" he said shaking her hand.
"I'm so happy to see you. I've never thought that I'd meet you
in my life. You're the country's most eligible bachelor. When I told all my
friends that I'm going to get married to you, they didn't believe me at all.
But now, they'll definitely believe me. We look so perfect with each other. As
if we are made for each other" she said it all at once and shocked Mayank.
He gulped a glass of water in one go.
"Let's order something. I'm hungry" he said.
"Sure!" she said blushing.
He called the
"Orange juice for me
and. . ." he looked questioningly at Roshni saying this.
"Orange juice? Even I
loooovvee orange juice" replied Roshni stressing too much on the word Love which infuriated Mayank beyond words. But he kept his
cool repeating that all this was only for Gunjan and his mom, to himself.
"Then two orange
juices" ordered Mayank and the waiter left with a polite nod.
Mayank didn't know
what to say and started fiddling with his mobile, when Roshni placed a hand over
his and asked "So jaanu, where shall we go for
our honeymoon? Mauritius or Paris?"
This question shocked
Mayank beyond words and he loosened his tie a bit and replied "Err. . . Roshni"
"Ah, my name sounds so
melodious when you spell it" she interrupted.
"Wait! Let me say
something. I actually don't want to marry right now! I've come to meet you
only because my mom asked me to!" he clarified her.
Hearing this, Roshni stood up and started crying like a
melodramatic queen and all the people around started giving Mayank dirty
"Please stop all
this right now Roshni. It's not like we've broken up!" said Mayank in a stern
voice and added "I've no idea how Gunjan chose you, but I really can't stay here
any longer. I'm sorry!"
He left from there, went to the counter, paid the bill and
left even before Roshni could realize what just happened. He got into the car
and rested his head on the steering wheel and was lost in deep thought when
he realized that his mom will be waiting for him at home.
* * * * * * *
Mayank and his mother, Shilpa reached the Shergills.
Mayank parked the car and walked into the house with a scowl.
After what had happened in the afternoon at the restaurant, he decided that
he'd never meet any gal again even if Gunjan wanted. He walked inside to see
his mother, Samrat and Gunjan laughing holding their stomach. He sighed and sat
on the couch.
"How's the gal Mayank?" asked Gunjan.
"Don't you dare show me anymore gals Gunjan. Till date, I've
seen and met gals only for your happiness. But not anymore! I'm done with them"
he said sternly shocking all the three.
Gunjan was hurt.
And Mayank realized it.
"I'm so sorry, Gunjan. I didn't mean to hurt you. But I don't
want to meet any gals. I'm so tired and sick of them" he said apologetically.
"I understand, Mayank" she said and got up to leave.
Mayank held her
"So, did you forgive me?" he asked cutely melting her heart.
"Yes, I did!" she said smiling.
Mayank left her
hand. Gunjan and his mother went to set the dinner table while he and Samrat discussed
* * * * * * * *
All the four sat
for dinner and none was talking. After a while, Gunjan spoke up.
"Samrat, our 5th Wedding Anniversary is coming up. I
want you to take me to Paris and Bahamas Islands" she said looking at him.
"Sure sweetheart! Anything for you!" he said while the others
"I wanna go in a cruise!" she said smiling.
"Cruise?" he asked looking at her intently.
"Yeah, cruise! You heard it right!" she said grinning at him.
"As you wish sweetheart!" he said passing her a smile.
"Can I ask for another thing?" she asked with a little
"What is it, Gunjan?" asked Shilpa aunty.
"I want Mayank also to join us!" she said shocking Mayank.
"Why me?" he asked baffled.
"I just want you also to come along with us" she said looking
"That's a nice idea, Gunjan" said Samrat.
"Are you both sure?" asked Shilpa aunty.
"Of course, Aunty! That's a very nice idea. What would be the
happiness if only we both went?" he asked.
"But it's YOUR Wedding Anniversary!" Mayank said emphasizing on
"So what? You're our friend and it'd be really nice if you
joined us both on our special occasion" he said smiling.
"But, what will I do? I'll just become the kebab mein haddi between the two of you!!" he said.
"Oh, c'mon bud! You can join us. It would be a pleasure to take
you along with us" said Samrat trying to persuade him.
"No ways! I'm not coming with you both!!" said Mayank
"Who knows? You might find someone on the cruise, you'll fall in
love with!" said Samrat playfully.
Mayank's face turned red due to anger and sadness.
"No, Sam! I won't fall in love. Not after what has happened last
time!" he said pushing the plate and left the room in a rush while the other
three stared at his retreating figure.
* * * * * * * *
That's all for
today! I hope you enjoyed reading it!! Next update, hopefully by the end of
this week. Till then, keep smiling! Take care!!
Shar and Cindy
Edited by -Sindhu- - 06 January 2011 at 10:19am