Posted: 12 January 2011 at 2:22pm | IP Logged
Anurag opened his eyes. He could hear shouting outside his room. He knew it was the doctor but who was he arguing with? It sounded like.. It seemed like it was that lady who visited him..
"To aapko kya lagta hai madam? Vo yahi rahe? Aur hum bas unko khilaate pilaate rahe?" the doctor began to get annoyed
"Dekhiye, aap meri baat to suniye" Taani tried to get a word in acfion "
Taani tried her best to remain calm.
"Kya sunoon?" he asked "vo aapke saath inte dinon se hai, kohi fark para"
"Farak para hai!" she told them
"Nahi!" she interrupted. She had enough. "ab aap meri baat sunen. Onu yahan rehke bhi theek hosakta hai. Main paise dene ke liye tayaar hoon. Bolo, kitne paise chaye?" she asked taking her bag out.
"Madam, aap hamari baat samajne ki koshish to kariye. Hum ab unko yahaan nahi raksakte!"
"To theek hai!" she closed her bag. "main unko apne saath leke jaoonghi" she said turning to them.
"Madam, aap aisa nahi karsakte" he stood in her way.
"Karsakti hoon! Kyun nahi karsakti hoon! Pati hai vo mere. Main nahi karoonghi to kaun karegha?" she exclaimed and Anurag's head shot up. "aap mere raste se hatjaaye. Main Onu ko yahaan se lejarahi hoon".
Anurag sat there, looking up at the door as he replayed what she just said. Husband? He was her...? He shook his head and thought for a second. That meant that she was..
Taani opened the door and sighed. "chal Onu, hum yahaan se jaarahe" she said and looked up to see Anurag slowly get up. He looked up at her and she saw tears in his eyes. "Onu?" she reached his cheek. "Kya hua? Tu roh kyun raha hai?" she asked and he held her hand on his cheek. She wiped his eyes for him. "chal. Abhi yahaan se chalna hai" she took his hand and put the black shawl over his shoulders. "chal" she told him, resting her hand on his back as she led him to the door.
He looked up and glanced at her, making her stop. "kya hua Onu?" she asked, seeing the emotions in his eyes. He shook his head and so she continued out of the room, where the nurse, two security guards and the doctor was waiting.
"Madam! Aap aise nahi jaasakte!"
"Main yahaan se jaarahi hoon!" she told them "aur main Onu ko apne saath lekar jaarahi hoon"
"Lekin madam, vo papers.."
"Vo papers meri hotel ke kamre main behjdena. Main sign karloonghi. Mrs. Taani Ganguly. Room 274 in the Dehli Continental hotel" she told them and Anurag looked up at her as she gave the doctor a glare before walking off with him. They approached the gates and Taani turned to Anurag. "chal. Taxi hamara intazaar kar raha hai" she told him and she was about to lead him out when he took her wrist and stopped her.
Taani saw him grab her wrist.
"Taani?" he whispered, his voice was hoarse but she could just make out her name from his lips. Taani turned to him in shock and smiled, through the tears that had gathered in her eyes. How long she had waited to hear him speak? To say her name?
"Haan Onu!" she half laughed. "main, teri Taani!" she told him and for the first time since she had been back, he smiled. A genuinely happy smile. She cupped his cheeks in her hands as he held onto them.
"Haan Onu!" she smiled
"Madam?" the taxi driver called and she signalled to let him know that they were coming. "ab chal. Humme yahaan se nikalna hai"
Taani opened the door for Anurag to get into the back of the taxi first and she closed the door before getting in the other side herself.
"Kahaan jaana hai?"
"Dehli International" she told him and sat back, looking at Anurag, who was sat next to her, looking out of the car window.
Edited by Lubz.TaAnu - 12 January 2011 at 3:23pm