Posted: 20 January 2011 at 3:09pm | IP Logged
Hey Peeps, I just started my first FF on Maneet. Hope you guys give it a read. Please do let me know if its good and if I should continue. Thanks :))
The whole room was decorated with flowers and candles. Sweet fragrance filled the dimly-lit room. The bed was decorated with a canopy of flowing white flowers and in the center of the bed sat the bride dressed in a red lengha. Her hands were adorned with henna and beautiful red bangles. She wore anklets that made a tinkling sound when she moved her feet a little. Maang tikka and large earrings on her ear she looked a perfect bride. With her ghooghat covering half her face and a big nose ring visible only made her lips seem more supple and kissable. But her eyes glistened with tears and fear. Fear to be married to the person she was. She didnot know what she had gotten into..how could her life have changed in just a matter of hours? She remembered the day Savitri Devi had come to her house for a marriage proposal for her grand son. Her parents were happy beyond words. Khuranas were a known entity in Delhi and they were more that happy to say yes to her. Savitri devi had brought her grandson along with her that day and everyone took an instant liking to him. He was a jolly, happy n always wore a smile on his face. And when he played with her brother tito, laughed n joked with Rajji, she knew her parents were taking a right decision for her. He was easy to talk to and she had just conversed with him once.
"Geet, are you sure you gonna go forward with his proposal? I mean, if u say no, I will understand and can talk to daddi"
She had just bowed her head and blushed. She was too shy to utter a word. And that was all they had talked. She didn't ask him anything and neither did he. Maybe he knew everything about her and understood her uneasiness, because he just stood and walked back to where the elders sitting. That was also the last time she saw him. After 2 weeks all was set and then came their wedding day.She was all ready to marry him...had dreamed about her married life but instead of marrying him, she was now married to his brother. What kind of joke life was playing with her? Her life which was going so smoothly up until few hours ago had changed its direction and now she didn't know what lied ahead. She hadn't even managed to get a glimpse of her husband for her eyes were clouded with tears, not that it mattered. She would sure get to see him soon, wouldn't she? she thought and shuddered as the door creaked open and she felt her toes curling on their own as she saw a shadow moving in the room and walking towards the bed.
He walked slowly up to his room with slow steps lost in thought. How could he have said yes to daddima? It was such a big decision which he took in a matter of seconds. "Khaandaan ki izzat" was what she had used to get him to do this. "dono parivaaron ki izzat mitti mei mil jaayegi, Beta agar aur koi raasta hota to hum aapko yeh karne ke liye kabhi na kehte, bechari us ladki ka to sochiye, uska isme kya dosh hai? uske ghar waalon ka isme kya dosh hai?, plz beta" She kept repeating the lines till she was too weak and collapsed on the nearby sofa. He was scared to see her this lifeless and couldnt say no to her .He had never said no to her and so he obliged and married the girl he had never seen before.
He opened the door to his bedroom and stood frozen. Was this his room? and then his eyes fell on the person sitting in the middle of the room and his mind screamed. Ofcourse it was his room. He glanced once towards the person sitting and thought she was shaking with his every step he took inside his room. He walked in anger towards the bedroom and banged the door shut.
She looked up and shook at the loud noise of the door banging shut and sighed and wondered. Wasn't he supposed to come near her, open her ghunghat and see her? Now what was she supposed to do? Sit and wait, she thought.
He came out after changing from his sherwani to his kurta and saw that she was still sitting where he saw her last. Wondering what he should say or do, he walked towards her.
She saw him coming closer and she froze. Was this the moment, she wondered as her hands shook and her ears burned with anxiety. His hand came near her head and went past her as he took hold of the pillow behind her and walked off towards the couch. She let go off the breath she didn't know she was holding when she saw his retreating figure. Confused as hell, she got up slowly and walked towards him.
"It's too late, you must be tired, change and go to sleep. Hum kal baat karenge" His words made her stop in her tracks. She turned towards the bathroom and walked slowly as tears flowed freely from her eyes..
P.S: I m still undecided about the title, let me know if u think of a better one..