Posted: 02 January 2011 at 11:08am | IP Logged
Recap:: Armaan ignores Riddhima completely but she thinks that he probably is just tired and imagines him helping her get ready.
Smiling she comes downstairs and touches Ananya(Armaan's mom's) and Billy'S(Armaan's dad) feet and goes and hugs Muskaan( his sister). THey go for the prayer and everyone is pretty impressed with how beautifully Riddhima sings. Once the aarti ends she starts to go around to give the aarti to everyone, and eventually reaches to Armaan who takes the thali but doesn't look at her at all. But just because he took the aarti while she was holding it makes her happy all the more.
Ananya comes near Riddhima and takes the thali from Riddhima and puts it on the mandir thaal. She says to Riddhima, " Beta, you sing very good. Aur hum itne khushnasib hain ki tum humare bete ki zindagi main aayi ho". Riddhima feels elated at this and thanks Anaya for saying such sweet things about her. However Armaan, just looks irritated at this point and goes to Billy and says, "Dad, I have to go to the hospital as I just received a page from the hospital as there is a board meeting and I have to be there because I am introducing the brief to all of them." Billy says, " I understand Armaan, but Ananya mentioned to me that today is a rasam according to which there will Riddhima's mooh dikhai and then she would go to her father's house and you would have to bring her back." Armaan says, " Dad, why do you have to include me in all this. You know how I feel about all this."
Billy stops him right there and says, " I understand Armaan, but you know why we all took this step and I hope you respect your mother's choice of action. Besides I don't see anything wrong with Riddhima. She is a good girl and I am sure she will turn out to be a good wife and a very good homemaker." Armaan says, "Dad, even Nikki would have been a good wife, a good homemaker, and with her I would have been genuinely happy." Billy pulls Armaan away from the family so that no one overhears them, " Look Armaan, what has happened has happened and you have to move on. There is no doubt Nikki would have been a good wife but you know why she has not entered this house and hence leave it at that. Now stop acting like a child and take up your responsibility. You can go to work but by evening you will have to go to Riddhima's house and bring her back. Do you understand that." Armaan looked at his Dad and said, " I completely do Mr. Billy Mallik." and saying that he leaves.
Billy sees him leaving and whispers to himself, 'Someday Armaan, someday you will understand why I supported your Mother's decision of not bringing Nikki in this house and then you will realise that this was not a wrong decision.' He heaves a sigh and goes to Ananya to talk about the funcion.
Billy and Ananaya's family come and give blessings to Riddhima. Everyone praises Ananya saying that she has had a beautiful daughter in law and she will surely be a good homemaker. After the mooh-dikhai ends Riddhima helps Ananya in the kitchen.
Ananya, "Riddhima, you are happy here naaaa..."
Riddhima smiles and says, "Ji maa, I am very happy here."
Ananya hesitates because what she was about to ask now was a little too personal even if it was about her son, " Riddhima, Armaan has been thorugh a lot this past month, so if he is a little upset or so give him some time to cope up and he will be good." Riddhim doesn't understand what Anaya is actually trying to say, she says, " Maa don't worry, I know he was tired and I am willling to give him all the time he requires." Ananya smiles and thinks to herself ,'I have not made a wrong decision' and then blesses Ridddhima and thengoes out of the kithcen. Riddhima along with the help of Muskaan, and gayatri (the maid) makes the food. Just as she finishes making the food, her mom(Padma) and dad(Shashank) come home. Ananya calls Riddhima and tells her that her mom and dad have arrived. Riddhima is very elated to see them and goes and hugs her mom and dad.
Shashank, "Riddhima, my my , my daughter has gelled so well with her inlaws in one day itself." A tear leaves his eye and Padma sees that and tries to console him by making the sitaution a little less emotional. Padma, "Shashank, of course, aakhir beti toh hamari hi hain na... aur phir maine use sab samjha bujha ke bheja tha na.. " Everyone laught at that point and then Shashank, Padma, Ananya, Billy, Muskaan and Riddhima eat the lunch. Shashank asks, " Billy Armaan kaha hain." Billy says, " Shashank, use aaj ek board meeting attend karni thi isiliye woh nahin aa saka but don't worry woh Riddhima koh shaam ko Padphero ki rasam ke liye pahuch jayega." Shashank smiles.
After lunch they talk for a few minutes and then Shashank and Padma ssk for their leave as they have to take Riddhima home now.
Ananya says to Riddhima," Jaldi aa jana Riddhima, tumhare bina aacha nahin lagega mujhe."
Riddhima hugs her and says, " Maa main bus yun gayi aur yun aayi " and smiles and then leaves.
Riddhima comes home and sees Nikki sitting on the sofa. She comes and hugs her. Shashank and Padma look on worried as the sisters hug each other. Nikki doesn't say anything but just goes along with the flow.
Riddhima says, " Nikki I missed you so much and it is so good to see you back." Nikki just pretends to smile at her. Padma says, "Riddhima Nikki ko aaram karne do. She is not well." Riddhima says, " Ji maa, I will escort her to the bedroom." sHE takes Nikki to her room and makes her sit and says, " Mujhe tumse bahut saari baatein karni hain... Armaan ke baaare main ( when Riddhima said Armaan's name... Nikki just closed her eyes as his name had so many memories attached to it that it hurt her to think that it was not her but her sister who was talking about HIm.)" Nikki just smiled weekly and then Riddhima leaves.
Nikki just lies down on her bed and keeps her hand on her belly. She think of the new year 3 years back in 2007.
It was her home and she had brought in Nikki, Muskaan, Armaan, and Rahul to her home for their annual family get together. Everyone was happy. But more than anyone else, she was happy because that night had changed everything for her and for ARMAAAN.
After the party had ended, Armaan was about to drive home along with Nikki, Muskaan, and Rahul as he was the one who had the car and he agreed to drop them off. He hugged everyone as he started to leave. Nikki told Shashank, "Dad, I will just leave them to the parkign lot and then I will be back." Shashank said, " Thik hain par Riddhima ko le jao cuz I dont want you coming alone all by yourself." Nikki agreed. So while everyone was saying goodnight and wishing New Year's Armaan and Nikki happened to skip away to the back of the garage where no one was there.
Nikki :Yeh kya hain Armaan. Tum sab koh jana hain and don't forget tumhe toh sabko ghar bhi chodna hain.
Armaan: Mujhe pata hain bossy ( she laughed) but yeh jyada jaruri hain.
Nikki: kya... yaha garage ke piche khade rehna.
Armaan: Nahin.. tumhare saath khade rehna..
Nikki smiled and asked: kya..??
Armaan: Tumne suna nahin ya sun kar bhi ansuna kar diya ..
Nikki: Armaan.. kuch bhi ... aab jaoooo.. go... I dont wont any drama.
At that point Muskaan comes there and Armaan and Nikki act as if they were looking for somthing that thye just lost on the ground.
Muskaan: Arre bhai, Nikki.. kya kuch kho gaya hain....
Armaan looked at Muskaan: Haa Muskaan aur dekh na yeh Nikki use dhundne main meri madad tak nahin kar rahi...( he winked at her)
Nikki was like: Nhain Muskaan main toh kitna help kar rahi hoon but mil hi nahin raha kuch...( she looked at him teasingly)
Muskaan: Arre bhai , Nikki ka hi toh ghar hain.. kal savare mil jayega toh Nikki call kar dena....( Nikki nods) aur ab chalooooooo hum sab ko ghar jana hain...
Armaan: haa par do minute to de..
Muskaan: Do minute kis liye.. challoooooo.. ( and saying so she pulls him)
They all reach his car and everyone sits in. Nikki and Riddhima are outside waving at them and then Armaan drives off.
Riddhima looks at Nikki: Kya baat hain Nikki.. tu badi hi khush khush lag rahi hain..
Nikki tries to hide it... and change the topic...
Nikki: main ya tu.. main dekh rahi thi... jabse mere friends aye the.. tere chehre se muskurahat ja hi nahin rahi thi....kyun Riddhi..... koi pasand aa gaya kya.....hehhe
Riddhima shies and says,,,... kya kuch bhi Nikki..... koi bhi nahin tha jo mujhe pasand aye aisa.. tu next time acche ladke leke aaana... ( n at that point they both start laughing ) chalo aab ghar jate hain....(to herself Riddhima thinks... Aab main tumhe kaise batao Nikki.. ki shayad mujhe pyaar hone hi laga hain...)
Nikki thinks toherself : Riddhima tujhe bahut hi jaldi pata chalega ki meri yeh khushi kiski vajah se hain... ( and saying that she hugs her sister Riddhima and they both go in the house and go to sleep)
Coming back to present Nikki thinks: So much has changed between me, you and Riddhima since that point Armaan. specifically between me and you Armaan. How I wish you were with me at this stage of my life but now all that I have is loneliness and dread. She silently started crying to herself.
Edited by AR4eve - 03 January 2011 at 10:45am