Posted: 06 January 2011 at 11:23am | IP Logged
Here's another chapter for today. Hope you enjoooy. =]
Taani followed Shilpa to his room and waited for her to unlock the door.
She walked into the room to see Anurag was sleeping peacefully. She
She walked over to him and bent down, touching his forehead. She saw he
had put her chain around his neck and smiled. He sat up like a shot. He
yelled and turned to see the strange woman was there.
"Onu? Kya hua? Main yahaan hoon" she said and he sat back, away from
her. Against the wall.
Why was this woman saying she was here? She wasn't his Taani, so why was
she saying that when at that moment he wanted his Taani? "kohi bura
sapna aaya tha kya?" she asked but he ignored her. He looked up at his
Taani decided not to press the matter. "acha, chor" she said inviting
herself to sit next to him, on his right as he sat close to the wall.
"Maine Dr se poocha aur unho ne kaha ke main tujhe thodi dehr ke liye
bahar lejaasakti hoon." she told him "tu chalegha na mere saath?" she
asked and he got up and walked upto the window.
He had longed to go out for so long. To escape the claustrophobia of the
four walls that enclosed him. To go where he and his Taani used to go
together like the waterfall. Here he was getting a chance. Taani got up
and stood with him. "tu chalegha?" she asked again and he nodded, still
looking out of the window. "theek hai" she smiled "to chal. Hum abhi
chalte hain" she said and he turned to her and followed her gaze to the
open door, where Shilpa, their chaperone was stood outside it. "chal"
she said and slowly walked towards the door, at his pace, as he walked
beside her. She walked out of the door and turned to Anurag.
"Chalo Anurag" Shilpa smiled. He stepped out of the room slowly and he
walked alongside the strange lady, who continued to walk with him, in
They walked out of the gates and Anurag admired the outdoors. He had
been locked up for so long that he hadn't realised how beautiful the
world really was.
Taani walked on as Anurag stood and stared then she came to a halt when
she saw a kulfi stand and smiled to herself before turning to see him
looking around: "Onu? Tu kayegha?" she asked and he looked at her,
shaking his head. She shrugged. "theek hai. Main khud kaathi hoon" she
said turning her back to him and asked for a kulfi from the vendor.
Anurag slowly approached her and saw the vendor hand her a kulfi. He
looked over her shoulder to see the kulfi in her hand and licked his
lips. It had been ages since he had last tasted a kulfi. He had
forgotten what they tasted like.
He slowly reached over Taani's shoulder to grab it, making Taani smile
to herself before turning to him. "tu to kehraha tha ke tujhe nahi kana"
she reminded him and he looked away. "theek hai" she said giving him
hers. He looked at the kulfi in Taani's hand. "lena hai to lele" she
said and he took it from her.
She smiled as she watched him eat it in one go. He turned to her for
more, holding his hand out. "aur?" she chuckled and he nodded, holding
his hand out. "agar tu aur kayegha to tu pehle jaisa motu hojayegha"
Again. The familiarity. How did she know he used to be chubby when he
was younger? There was something about this woman. He turned away.
"acha, yeh le" she said putting another one in front of him. "Lekin agar
tu bimaar hoga na, to yeh nahi kehna ke maine tujhe bataya nahi, acha?"
she asked and he nodded, half-listening to what was being said but
eating the kulfi that was in his hand before asking for more.
"Chal, ab vaapas chalte hain" Taani told him, putting her hand on his
back and leading him back towards the Asylum.
Usually, if someone even came near him, he'd push them away. Just like
he did with this woman the other day. Why was he beginning to enjoy her
company? Why did he feel as comfortable around her as he did with his
Taani. Who was this woman?
All of a sudden Anurag began sneezing.
"Mujhe pata tha!" she tutted and he looked up at her as they walked into
his room. "mujhe pata tha ke tu bimaar zaroor hoga. Kyunke tu apne
baare meh sochte kahaan ho?" she asked, shaking her head as she sat him
down on the mattress. She turned to Shilpa. "aapke paas kohi davai hai
"Main abhi dekhti hoon"
"Acha" she smiled and turned back to Anurag.
"Onu, tu jaldi se theek hoga na, to hum vaapas apne ghar jayenghe,
acha?" she told him and he looked up at her, confused. What was she talking about?
"Madam" Shilpa said walking back in with the bottle. Taani smiled before taking it off her. "Yeh le" she said showing Anurag the medicinal syrup.
She bent down to his level. "tu isse kayegha to cheekna bilkul band hoga
Onu. To kya kehta hai? Kayegha?" she asked and he took the bottle from
her. She was nice, but he couldn't let her get too close. He loved
Taani. Only Taani. And she wasn't her.
Taani got up and stood by the window, watching as Anurag struggled to
pour the syrup into the lid. He trembled and the syrup went everywhere.
"Main karoon?" she asked and he looked up at her. She waited for him to
call her over. And he did. He gave her a nod before she made her way
over, taking the bottle and it's lid off him.
"Yeh le" she said as Anurag watched her pouring the syrup into the cup
with perfection and a smug smile on her face. Anurag looked away. She
was showing off too much. Just like his... No, she wasn't like his
Taani. She wasn't. She was just this woman who kept visiting him for no
reason. He couldn't let her get too close to him.
Taani held the lid out in front of him, waiting for him to drink it. He
took it from her in both of his hands "theek hai, khud peele" she smiled
and he drank it.
"Madam?" Shilpa said and Taani looked up, nodding when Shilpa gestured
that it was time to leave.
"Acha" shr nodded. "ab Onu, tu sojaa. Main kal aoonghi tujhse milne,
acha?" she asked and he nodded. "chalti hoon" she got up and walked out,
again, turning to see him oncemore before leaving.
Edited by Lubz89 - 06 January 2011 at 11:33am