Part 6 people, Part 6 :
Geet had been in the hospital for a week now. Though the doctors said that she could be taken home, Rahul did not want to take any risk with his friend's well being. She had not uttered a single word since she had regained conciousness. The doctor said that she was in shock. Rahul had read in the paper that Maan Singh Khurana's marriage had not concluded, for a reason unknown to all.
No one knew where Geet was, and Rahul decided to keep it that way. He did not want nagging reporters to add to her woes. What ever had happened at the wedding was the reason behind Geet's current state. They had to wait for her to snap out of this trance before they could say anything.
A psychiatrist examined Geet, and said "She's obviously in shock. She hasn't expressed herself. She hasn't even cried about whatever misfortune has struck her. We need her to react. And the reaction may come for something very close to her heart, something that is more important to her than whatever or whoever is the cause of her state."
"Her baby!!", yelped Rahul "She's pregnant doc, if she feels her child, she'll probably be pulled back to reality!"
"That's a good idea.", and saying this, the doctor connected Geet to a sonography machine.
A strange yet beautiful sound fell on her ears, she felt a weird sensation. She looked up, only to see an image that touched her heart. There, right in front of her, on a black screen, she could see the life growing inside her. Could hear its heartbeat. It was echoing in the room, the most melodious sound her ears had ever heard, the most soothing image her eyes had ever seen. It was her baby, her baby, her baby.
Geet's eyes welled up with tears at this. And after seven days' incessant trials of all the doctors and her friend, she cried, cried like she had never cried before. All that had been bottled up inside her came to the front, and she let it out, sobbing very hard. The man she had tursted the most, given herself completely to, had broken her in the worst way possible. He was her life, her soul, her everything, but he had severed all the threads tieing them that day, that day when he had hurled those baseless accusations at her one after the other. He had destroyed everything, their relationship, and hence ,her. How could he be so heartless, how could he do something like that?
Why, she was such an abominable fool! Crying over someone who neither cared about her nor respected her. Who had absolutely no faith in her, someone whose trust could be shaken by mere proofs and words was not worth her tears.
But what right did she have to blame Maan for her grievances, or anybody else for that matter. It was her own fault. Everything wrong that had happened to her was her own fault. She had been weak all her life. All her life she had sought external protection and comfort. Putting her trust and herself in the hands of her benefactors. First her family, then her husband Dev, and then Maan. Hadn't she promised herself to be independent after she had left Hoshiarpur! But no, she had then come under Maan's care. Why had she never taken her own responsibility, been her own strength, supported herself on her own? Why? Even now, it was her friend suppoting her, she was still not taking care of herself. She gently looked up at her baby. She was not alone now, she had a responsibility. Did she want this same life for her child? A life of dependence, helplessness, an inferior life, a cursed life. What right did she have to bring her child into existence if she could not support it. Could she afford to repeat her mistakes now? She had made the same mistakes over and over again all her life and had suffered their consequences. But now her baby will also have to suffer, And she could not let that happen! She could not put the welfare of her child in someone else's hands. She had to take it in her own hands. She had to become the pillar of strength that her child could rely upon. She had no right to inflict pain upon an innocent who had still not come into this world.
Geet lifted her hands, wiped her tears off her face, and placed them gently on her womb, "I'll protect you", she whispered to her bump. "I'll shield you from all that goes around in this unfair world, I'll be the haven that you can seek in distress, one that I looked for, but never found. But I cannot look for it now, 'cause I myself have to be someone's haven, yours." And saying this she planted a kiss on her stomach.
She looked up to see a relieved Rahul. "I'm fine. How have you been?", and saying this she got up and hugged him. She had put everything behind her, and for now was just very glad at seeing her old friend back.
So that was the 6th part
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Edited by mirnalini - 20 May 2011 at 2:33pm