Posted: 05 January 2011 at 3:58am | IP Logged
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Here's the next chapter. A long one, as promised Deeps =D ... enjoooy.
"Madam, ek savaal puchoon?" Shilpa asked as Taani continued to stare at Anurag as he inspected the chain in his hands.
"Pucho" she replied
"Kya aap jaante ho ke yeh paagal kaise hua?" she asked
"Haan" she replied "lekin yeh ek naya cheez nahi tha Onu ke liye. Yeh
to hamesha se aisa hi tha. Hain na Onu?" she went to step forward but
Anurag held out his hand to tell her to stop.
He didn't want this woman to come any closer. She seemed too familiar to him. He just couldn't put a name to her face.
"Haalat ne humme ek doosre se alag kardiya" she told Shilpa, turning to
face her as she went on. "Onu ko pata bhi nahi tha ke meh vahaan se
"To tumne usko chor ke chalegayi?" Had Shilpa not been right, Taani
could've taken her words to offence. But she was. Taani had left him.
Anurag sat down on the mattress on the floor. He was far too busy
staring at the wall beside him, where he had recently written his love's name. His Mishti. He was far too busy remembering his Mishti to listen to what this woman was talking about. He smiled to himself then looked back at the chain in his hand. If his Mishti could see it all now, then she would be so happy.
"Main kya karti?" Taani asked Shilpa "Jiju ne meri aur Onu ke beech ghalatfehmi jo paida kiya" she sighed "unno ne bhi hamara pyaar ko ek aisi badwaa di ke vo aakhir tak pura karna chahte the" she rested her back on the wall, able to turn her head to look at Anurag who was lost in his own world.
"Lekin kaisa ghalatfehmi?" Shilpa asked
"Jab Di ko Jiju ka sachaayi pata chala to Gulaabo na kaha ke maine usse paise diye bataane ke liye. Taake Di ko kuch hojaaye. Lekin maine aisa nahi kiya!" She assured Shilpa. "Kyun karti main aisa? Di se pyaar karti thi main. Lekin Jiju ne bata diya ke maine yeh sab kiya aur us waqt Onu bhi ghar nahi tha" she added somberly "jab Di ko complications hone lage to vo doctor ko lene gya tha" she said "Jab thak Onu doctor ko leke aaya, tab thak Di is duniya se chaligayi thi" she wiped her eyes and continued on. "phir Jiju ne mujhpe yeh bhi ilzaam lagaya ke Di ka maut zimidaar main hoon" she cried "Robbie ne mujhe bohat sunaaya, lekin Onu, Onu ne kuch nahi bola. Bas mujhe ek nazar dehkar vahan se chalagaya aur mujhe tab pata chalgaya tha ke usse bhi laga ke maine..." she sighed "Maine Onu se baat karne ki bohat koshish ki, lekin Onu to vohi tha. Ziddi" she said "Itni koshishon ke bavajood, vo meri baat sun-ne ke liye tayaar nahi tha" she told Shilpa "Aur Baba bhi chahte the ke main vahaan se jaoon. Unno ne Onu ke ghairhaazri main mujhe kahaa ke main chali jaoon. Kohi meri baat sunne ke liye tiyaar nahi tha. To kya karti main?" she cried "Tab maine socha ke iske bajaaya ke Onu mujhe khud us ghar se aur uski zindagi se nikaal de, main khud chalijaati hoon" she said "lekin mujhe pata chala ke Jiju ne usse
bataaya ke main sharam se apne aap ko ek train ke saamne kare hokar khudkhushi karli" she wiped her eyes and stood up straight.
"Acha..." Shilpa whispered, putting the pieces together. "to is liye vo itna chaungaya tha aapko dekh ke?"
"Haan" she said then sighed. "Phir mujhe aaj shaam ko pata chala ke yeh yahaan hai to main yahaan chali aayi"
Taani turned back to Anurag. He was happily playing with the chain in his hand. Throwing it up with one hand and catching it with the other then alternating as Taani wiped away yet another tear.
Anurag looked up and saw the woman watching him again. Why was she watching him like that? What did she want? Why did she come here?