Posted: 20 January 2011 at 5:58am | IP Logged
Thaaank You Nikita...Here's a loooong addie for you. Hope you enjoy iiit.
"Tune khaaliya na Taani?" Laboni asked her daughter at the table the next morning.
"Haan maa" she nodded "Onu?" she called but recieved no reply "Onu??"
"Ek minute Taani" he called
"Jaldi kar!" she told him
"Aaraha hoon!" he called back
"Yeh Onu bhi na!" she muttered to herself.
"Maa, baba to shaam ko bulaarahe the na?"
"To phir subha kyun bulaaya?"
"Pata nahi" she shrugged "un-no ne mujhe phone kiya aur kaha ke Onu ko behjde abhi"
"Aagaya" he walked out of their room
"Onu.." Taani began
"Vo mujhe nahi lagta hai ke mujhe jaana chaahiye"
"Onu dekh, baba ne tujhe bulaaya na? Vo mujhe drkh ke..."
"Mujhe kohi farak nahi partha Taani" he told her "tu mere saath
chalrahi hai, to matlab chalrahi hai" he said taking her hand. "Maa,
hum aate hain" he told Laboni
"Acha, tum dono diyaan se jaana" she warned them both and Anurag nodded before they both left.
"Onu. Tu meri baat diyaan se sun" Taani told him as they crossed the road
"Taani.." he sighed walking into the gates. He knew what she was about to say.
"Nahi Onu" she stopped him and he turned to her "Jo baba ko kehna hai, unhe kehne de. Tu shuru math hona. Unko bolnedena"
"Acha." he replied "Theek hai. Ab chale?" He asked and Taani nodded before following him into the house.
They walked into the house to see Anurag's mother and father sat at the breakfast table. Robbie was nowhere to be seen.
"Baba? Aapne bulaaya?" Anurag asked, making his presence known. Nilanjana looked up, smiling as Shekhar got up.
"Haan, vo..." he said turning around and saw Taani stood a few feet
behind Anurag. He followed his father's gaze to see his wife stood
there uncomfortably, looking down, knowing that she wasn't welcome.
"yeh yahaan kya kar-rahi hai?"
"Maine usse apne saath leke aaya" he said taking Taani's hand and pulled her forward slowly to stand beside him.
"Onu, humne sirf tujhe bulaaya tha" Nilanjana told him.
"Maa, Taani meri patni hai. Main jahaan pe hoonga, vo mere saath hogi" he said and Shekhar sighed, frustrated.
Anurag looked up to see Nupur walk over to them. "Anu!!" she exclaimed
excitedly and was about to run up to him when he held out his hand in
front of her. "Anu?" she asked confused as he looked at her with pure
"Baba, ek savaal poochoon?" he ignored Nupur and turned to his father,
not waiting for permission. "Nupur yahaan kyun vaapas aayi hai baba?"
he asked his father. Shekhar turned to face his son.
"Matlab kya hai tumhaara?" he asked "Mere dost ki beti hai" he told his son "Kyun nahi rehsakti?"
"Aur Taani?" he challenged him. "vo to aapke sabse ache dost, Bimulendu Kaka ki beti hai na?"
"Dekh Anurag.." he began but Anurag hadn't finished.
"Agar aap ek dost ki beti ko izzat dehsakte hain to phir doosre dost ki
beti ko izzat nahi dehsakte?" he asked "khaaskar jab vo tere bete ki
"Anurag, main is baare meh baat nahi karna chahta"
"Theek hai to main Nupur se baat karta hoon" he said walking up to her "kyun?"
"Mujhse kya baat karni hai Anu?"
"Tujhe jalan hoti hai, hai na?" he asked her
"Jalan? Kis baat ki Anu?"
"Ke maine Taani se shaadi ki jab tu kitni koshish kar rahi hi thi ke vo tu ho. Kyun?" he asked
"Anurag!" Shekhar exclaimed
"Nahi baba. Mujhe kehnedeejiye" he told him.
"Anu, tu yeh kya kehrahe ho? Main.." Nupur began
"Bilkul theek kehraha hoon!"
"Onu.." Taani protested. She couldn't let him go too far, she knew his
stubborness. He turned to look at her as she shook her head.
"Taani. Ek minute" he told her looking into her eyes, his eyes pleading
with her to give him a chance to do what he came to. She nodded at him
to continue. He was going to anyway.
"Dekh Anurag, Taani ne jo kiya.." Shekhar began
"Taani ne kuch nahi kiya" he told his father sternly, sick of the
accusations that his wife was recieving. "kiya to kisi aur ne aur
ilzaam meri Taani pe lagaadiya" he said glaring at Nupur, who looked
"Kyun Nupur? Sahi kaha na maine?" he asked
"Anurag! Tu had se paar hotajaaraha hai!" Shekhar bellowed.
"Kya ghalat kaha maine?" he insisted "Taani ki bholaapan thi ke usne
kuch nahi kaha lekin main usse is ilzam zindagi bar nahi sehne dehsakta"
"Onu tu yeh kya bol raha hai?" Nilanjana asked helplessly
"Bilkul sahi bolraha hoon Maa" he said turning to her and made his way
over to his mother, his hand still entwined with Taani's as he gently
tugged her to follow him and she did. "Aap to jaanthe ho na Taani ko?
Aap kaise soch sakte ke vo aisa kuch karsakti hai?"
"Nahi Maa. Jab sab ne usse ilzam lagaya ke usne Di ki goliyan badaldi
main chup raha, kuch nahi kaha. Lekin aaj" he said sternly "aaj main
chup nahi rehsakta" he said.
"Onu, tu to aisa bolraha hai jaise Taani kuch ghalat kar hi nahi sakti" Shekhar told him
"Haan" he said confidently "nahi karsakti. Kyunke..." he tried to speak but was interrupted.
"Yeh sab kya horaha hai?" Robbie asked as he walked upto them. "aap dono yahaan kya kar-rahe hain?" he asked Anurag and Taani.
"Dekho na Robbie" Nupur approached him. "Taani ne Onu se kaha ke maine Ananya Di ko maara aur Onu mujhpe ilzam lagaraha hai"
"Kya?!" he exclaimed
"Nahi Robbie!" Taani tried to exclaim but Anurag gently squeezed her
hand in order for her not to bother. He gave her a look as if to say:
'don't worry, I've got it under control'.
"Robbie, tu is maamle meh mat bol. Tu jaantha nahi hai ke is aurat kya karsakti hai" he said givimg Nupur a look.
"Main sab jaantha hoon dada" he told him ignorantly. "main jaantha hoon
ke isne zaroor kuch kaha" he said giving Taani a look as she stood
"Taani ne kuch nahi kiya!" he exclaimed angrily. "bas" he snarled. "bohat hogaya"
"Onu. Nahi" Taani pleaded
"Ab had se paar hochukha Taani" he told her and turned to his brother.
"teri ghalti thi ke tune Mauli ko nahi bathaaya! Balke tu to idhar
baytke intazaar kar-raha tha ke Mauli kabhi sachaayi ka na pata chala"
"Dada!" he became angry
"Main bolraha hoon!" he exclaimed angrily. "jo bhi ilzaam tune Taani
par lagaaye na, main unhe abhi mitaakar rahoongha" he vowed "Mauli ne
Taani ki baat ghalti se sunli aur vo aayi yahaan. Lekin vo teri ghalti
thi!" he told him "Tu khud jaake Mauli se sachaayi kehta. Lekin nahi,
tu to rone laga. To phir apni ghalti Taani ke sar par daaldiya" he said
"jaise sab is ghar meh karthe hain" he said looking around at his
family members and Nupur. "lekin main yeh kahoongha aur baar baar kehte
rahoongha" he told them all. "ke meri Taani kabhi ghalat ho hi nahi
sakti!" he said confidently.
Taani looked up at him. She knew he trusted her. He had always said it.
But when he was saying it now. It felt different. It felt as if he had
been wanting to say it for ages.
Anurag turned to Taani and took her hand. "Taani, ab chal"
"Lekin Onu.." she tried to protest, tearfully.
"Maine kaha chal Taani" he said wiping her eyes. "Humare liye kohi nahi hai yahaan"
"Taani" he said softly and their eyes met before she nodded and followed him out.
Anurag stopped in his tracks, remembering something. Taani looked at
him, confused. He turned back to face his family and Nupur. "ek aur
baat" he said "main poora ek saal se ghayab raha aur kohi mujhe doondne
ki koshish bhi nahi ki?" He asked
"Humne ki Onu!" Nilanjana insisted "bohat koshish ki!"
"To phir main mila kyun nahi?" he asked "sirf Taani ne mujhse kyun
mili?" he asked and everyone stayed quiet. "Ab pata chalta hai ke kaun
apna hai" he said looking at Taani then turned back to the others. "aur
kaun paraaya" he said "chal Taani" he said and they began to leave.
"Rukhjaa Onu!" a voice ordered and Taani stopped near the gates,
pulling Anurag to a stop with. He turned to see Taani give him a look
before he sighed and turned back to see Nilanjana stood there.
"Jee Maa?" he said
"Tune jo abhi kaha?"
"Bilkul sach kaha" he told her "aap khud sochiye, jo kuch bhi huwa, vo
Nupur ke is ghar main aane ke baad hua na?" he said "Taani ne jo kuch
kiya, vo sirf mere liye aur is ghar ke liye apne aap ko dau par lagadi.
Aap to jaanthe ho na?" he asked
"Par vo sab.."
"Maa, aap khud sochkar mujhe bataye" he said "Di ko kyun mareghi Taani? Vo to Di ko bachpan se apni behen maanthi thi na?"
"Haan par baaki sab.."
"Baaki sab jo sochna chahte hai, vo sochle" he said turning to his
wife. "Lekin main Taani par poora barosa karta tha, kartha hoon, aur
kartha rahoongha" he said and Taani looked up at him with tears in her
eyes. He wiped her eyes again. "humme chalna chaahiye. Laboni maa
hamara intazaar kar-rahi hogi" he said and walked off with Taani.
Taani looked up at him as he walked out of the gates of Ganguly house. "Onu.." Taani said tearfully
"Ab yeh mat kehna ke maine ghalat kiya Taani" he told her and she wiped her eyes.
"Nahi, lekin aisa nahi bolna chahiye tha unse"
"Taani..." he sighed
"Acha" she told him "chal, andar chal" she said wiping her eyes and walking into the house.
Edited by Lubz.TaAnu - 20 January 2011 at 5:58am