"Where did we falter Geet? Tell us, where?", said Dadi looking at Geet with angry questioning eyes. Geet could not understand what she was saying."Is something wrong?", she again asked looking from one to another. Annie was giving her a haughty look, Dadi a dissapointed look and Arjun had a strange look of triumph diffused over his face.
She then looked at Maan again. Confused."what is it?"
"What is it! You tell us Geet. You tell us what is it!!!", thundered Annie.
"What's up with you guys?", said Geet, bewildered at everybody's remarks, unable to understand why Maan wouldn't say anything. "You..." Annie was about to say something more when she was silenced by Maan's raised hand. He walked towards Geet and spoke, "How much money do you want Geet, just tell me, How much?", and saying this he produced a blank check that he shoved into Geet's hands. Fill in your lust and get out of here!! I'll ask my lawyers to pacify all your demands and satisfy your avarice, your hunger for money and property, your insatiable craving for easy money, that you didn't have to work for but feel compelled to obtain by which ever means possible. Take whatever you want but never ever show me your face again.", and saying this he turned around and walked into the house.
Geet was completely taken aback by Maan's strange behaviour. She could just not understand what he had just said. Couldn't link together the several phrases he had just uttered. They hung around her, unconnected, not penetrating her mind. Half an hour ago Maan was squeezing her hand when she had settled herself beside him at the mandap, and now he was saying something completely insane.
Was this some sort of a joke, cuz if it was then it was a very bad one.
She had probably hallucinated all of this. The pregnancy hormones were as it is playing havoc with her mind. She should go and ask Maan what it was all about. She was sure he'd be able to explain. He always had all the answers. Hence decided, she marched after Maan into his room.
Maan had been climbing down the stairs when he saw Geet hugging NT. And then gleefully telling her how their plan had been successful. How they had managed to fool Maan. He could still not believe it. He did not want to believe it. But every word out of her mouth was a confirmation of it. Whether you want to believe something or not did not matter. WHat mattered was the truth. And it was scattered all around him. Only he was not ready to look it in the eyes. But he had to. He had to do what was to be done.
He heard someone come in. He was standing beside his bed. He turned around, and found the seductress herself there, "Drop this facade of innocence Geet", he said, venom dripping from his every word. How could he have been thus blinded. Blinded to such an extent. He had fallen so deeply in love with her that he could not punish her even if he wanted to. He just wanted her to leave. Leave him alone at peace. Take whatever, but just leave.
"The cat is out of the bag Geet, I have seen the truth behind that mask of yours. So no need to pretend. I'm sure you too must be tired of all this pretence by now, or is it soo deeply rooted into you that it comes forth effortlessly?", "I have no idea what you're talking about Maan?"
"Really..." and Maan narrated everything that he had heard in Annie's room. "But ofcourse that's not true!!!", Geet exclaimed. "How could you believe it" said Geet in a hurt voice.
"I did not believe it Geet, But you yourself admitted it. You know what, I don't have the time for this. You'll get what you want, so just leave. I'm sure you don't have the time to waste in such baseless discussions either. You must have many more men to catch, to engulf them in your trap of petite innocence. You should get going. And since I'm ready to give up all the money you want without any hassels, you don't need that baby anymore. So you can go and have it aborted. That way, you'd be free to get impregnated by another billionaire so that you can win over his money too."
Geet was feeling numb. What was Maan sayning? How could he say such things?What was happening?Every word out of his mouth was hitting her like a thorn. But he didn't seem to stop.
" It's a very time consuming business Geet. I mean not for you, cuz as long as the guy has a good bank balance you won't even look at him before you sleep with him, but the guy's falling in love with YOU will be gradual, right? I mean, he's under the impression that it's all real! Do one thing, come to my office tomorrow, I'll ask my secretary to pay you and give you a list of billionaires you can target. I'm sure that sleeping with me was also a part of your services, but I'm not all that fond of escorts, women who've already been touched by other men do not attract me. So plz leave before I have you thrown out of my house cuz I only entertain people with reputation here, NOT people like you."
Geet did not cry. She did not. Something broke inside her. Something had shattered. It was her heart, her soul had collapsed into tiny fragments, and its echo drowned everything around her. She quietly turned away and walked out of the house. She could still not completely apprehend what had happened, she was in shock, she did not see where she was going, she just kept wlaking, on and on aimlessly...
Now that was a sad one
But don't worry, our Geet's like the Phoenix, a new Geet will arise from her ashes.
Stay tuned for more
Edited by mirnalini - 20 May 2011 at 2:29pm