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~ A Promise
Well Kept ~
mansion was decorated like a royal palace. Each room of every floor has been
decorated with multicolored lights. After all, khurana's were celebrating a
huge wedding. It was a marriage of, Miss Meher Khurana daughter of Geet Maan
Khurana. All the relatives, top business tycoons, politicians and celebrities
were invited from all over the India; it was the marriage of the daughter of
the chairman of Khurana Empire, Mrs.Geet Maan Singh Khurana. No one in the country
could miss the opportunity to miss this wedding. Everyone was glad and quite
busy with the marriage preparations at mansion.
was standing near the window, wearing off - white sari with golden broad
border, she was looking heavenly gorgeous, she stood there for a while - lost
in deep thoughts. Suddenly she was disturbed by a respectful voice; it was deep
and gentle voice.
you ready? It's time, she's also ready.' he asked.
instantly recognized the deep voice of his son ' twin elder brother of her
daughter. She turned around to see his son.
How can you look stunningly attractive, even at this age?' he asked teasingly.
That is because; I'm Geet Maan Singh Khurana.' She said with proud and they
left the room.
everything over, there was a peace in the mansion. Her daughter left with her
man, she was finally safe in his man's arms. Geet was standing in their room - in front of him. She was thinking about how it all
went with peace. And someone knocked on the door.
I'm fine now.'
called me, she was asking about you'
just left and she called you, I tell you this girl, she's so silly.'
mom, she cares for you.'
know beta, but she has new life now.'
know. I already explained her. She is also fine now.'
Armaan daddy...' she laughed.
funny mom, she is my little sister and baby. Okay?'
five minutes before time and you are bossing her. Not for today, always.'
mom, I'm leaving. You sleep now, must be tired' he added.
Good night. Have a nice chat with kia.'
She's just a good friend' he rolled his eyes.
Please beta, I'm your mother, I can obviously see that, you love her like
anything, and by the way. I observed her in entire wedding, she's kind and loving,
she can bring stability in you and she can definitely manage Khurana Empire
with you. I approve her. Go now.' She ordered harmoniously.
Mom... I can't tell you...thank you so much.' armaan was overwhelmed and
surprised at her mother's judging power and care.
out, now.' she ordered artificially.
he came again.
turned around and asked what was then.
are missing dad too much, na..?'
never seen you missing dad this much in my life. I saw you in marriage
ceremonies; you were missing dad like anything. Are you sure, you okay?' he
once again asked with concern and care in his voice.
I'm perfectly fine beta. I, now no more worried about meher or you or business
or my family, because my son has took that place.' She said with pride and
strange peace in her voice.
are you saying, mom?' he asked in confusion.
nothing...armaan. I'm fine. You go now.' She said and kissed his forehead.
was a strange silence between the mother and the son, as if they knew each
other well, what was going on their mind.
he left the room, and she again stood there in front of him. A single drop of tear rolled down from her cheek. She stood
there - watching him without even
blinking. All the memories of past 22 years came across through her eyes like a
whirlwind. How she met him, how she
fell in love with him, they got
married and how they enjoyed the golden period of their life, how she united his family, how they managed to make KC
a big company. Geet could not believe her luck more, how her life changed, she
transformed into a top executive chairman and a strong woman from innocent girl
from a small town. All thanks to him - her guardian angel. And then she remembered the dreadful night - the night
that tool it all away from her, that took him
away from her. The more she thought, the more she cried, how he saved her life and their kids from
her evil brother. She sat on the bed, took his adorable picture in her hands
and looked at him, with tears rolling
down her cheeks. She remembered the horrible night at the hospital.
Before 22 years
Geet could not believe her eyes, what she
saw before half an hour.
Before half an hour, everything was just
right, so blissful just like a living dream. It was their anniversary and they
were having a huge party for both celebration and announcement of her expecting
twins. Suddenly out of nowhere, she heard the sound of bullets, but before she
could understand anything, she was saved. Once again, her knight saved her - saved them. As soon as she realized that she was safe in his arms, she felt
something wet on her back. She opened her eyes in fear ' only to see her angel
giving him a smile through pain, and then, lying with him in pool of his own
'You are fine, geet.' He said in painful
She screamed out loud, calling his name.
On the way to hospital, she held his hands
firmly and kept asking him to open his eyes and talk to him. She waited three
long hours outside the operation theatre just to see the glimpse of him,
sitting hopelessly on the floor; she looked at her hands - covered with his
blood. Her white sari with dark purple border was covered with his blood. She
looked at it, thoughtlessly. She touched her stomach and she didn't feel
anything ' she touched it again and whispered 'Your father saved both of you.'
she stared at nothing in particular then and She overheard the talk ' the talk
between the doctor and his younger brother.
'Please sameer, do something, save my
brother' Vicky pleaded.
'I know, I'm trying, we all are trying. But
the thing is that, he lost too much blood and there are six bullets in his
body. It's not a joke. We are trying.'
'Please, you are my friend. You know,
without him, she will die'
'Listen, I never give wrong hope, which is
why, I'm telling you. I think he would not make it. Sometimes, doctors are also
helpless. There is no hope, Vicky. I'm really very sorry'
'How much time he has?'
'Well, he is on ventilator, may be 4 or 5
hours' with that he left.
She heard that, and she got up immediately,
Vicky tried to stop her, but then he stopped. She needed it.
She entered the room, she saw his big metal
bed, there were too many machines attached with him, she did not get it, she
avoided it. She looked at him. His face was pale and white, like there was no
blood left in him. She saw him in pain ' a stream of tears started to roll down
her cheeks. She went ahead and sat on the bed, next to him. She bent forward
and kissed his forehead and his cheeks. She saw him for a while and then slowly
he opened his eyes just to see his beautiful wife shedding tears
uncontrollably. He gave her a weak smile. She could not help but smile in
return through her tears.
'Maan...' she gently touched his cheek,
carefully, not to hurt him anymore. Her voice was hoarse from all the tears.
'Hey...' he managed to say that but she
stopped him from talking.
'You are going to be fine, okay? You will be
just fine and we'll go home together' she said firmly.
'Geet...I know...I would not make it. It's not a
movie.' he said. Somehow, in that condition, he managed to pass a joke.
Geet took his hands in hers.
'No! You are coming with me' she said, she
was uncomfortable now, at the thought of losing him forever.
He kept his hand on her stomach and looked
into her eyes deeply and said 'I'm coming with you.'
And geet shattered. She broke down, sadness sweeping over
her. He tightened his grip
on her hands.
'Listen to me, geet. Please let me speak' he
said in painful voice.
She nodded through tearful eyes.
'I know I don't have much time. So I want
you to give me a promise and I want you to keep it.'
'Please geet, please...' he pleaded.
Geet could not help but agree to him.
'I want you to keep going on. I know you
love me more than anything else in the world, and trust me geet, I love you so
much, if I can ever explain in words, then words would never end. I love you so
much geet. I know you are a strong woman and you will get along with it. You
will keep the life go on, you will show the whole world that the geet maan
singh khurana is the woman of substance. You will prove yourself. Geet, I don't
want anyone to look at you in pity or sympathy. I want the whole world to
respect you as a powerful woman, wife and a great mother. I know you can do
this, you have it in you.'
He stopped for a while.
'Geet, promise me that, you will be a
wonderful mother to my kids. You have to, you promise me that you will carry on
with it, promise me that you will fulfill all my and all our dreams. What we
saw, you will create it. You will live all our dreams, you will do it, for
yourself, and you will stand on your own. Love never let anyone down, once you
told me remember? You will never let me down, will you?'
She could not say anything but stared at him
'Geet, please tell me that you will heal
yourself and you will never let me down. Promise me, geet.'
'Yes' she could hardly say that and burst
out in more tears.
'It's all because of me...'she added.
'No...geet...no...it's the way it used to be. God
sent me on earth to protect you, to save you and I did that, and now it's your
turn to make it last forever. I saved my kids and now you will have to nurture
them, you will have to protect them. You know something, I never believed in
god until I met you, but then I believed in him, after I saved you. I firmly
believed that I was your knight, god trusted me with that. And now, he knows
that my geet is strong and confident enough...'
'...don't say that, I need you, maan'
'I am here, I'm coming with you' he smiled a
little and put his hands on her stomach again.
'Don't do this to me...'she cried.
They didn't say anything much then. They
just looked at each other for a while and maan broke the silence again.
'Can you hold me?'
Geet held him from arms tightly but maan
'Can you hold me in your arms?'
And she leaned forward and slept next to
him, holding him in her weak arms; she slowly took his head on her shoulders
and made him sleep peacefully.
'Now what else someone wants in life?' he
said in utmost peace.
'Now, I'm fine geet. I'm at peace. Thank you
so much for loving me this much.'
Geet did not say anything and she just ran
fingers in his dark hairs.
They both slept peacefully then. In between,
it was time when they remembered some funny incidents and laughed together and
talked about that. What geet did not noticed that, a single drop of tear
rolling down his cheek in her arms and absorbed into emptiness. And his silent
crying and screaming to god, for giving him one last chance, blaming god for
taking him away. What she did not noticed that his countless requests to god
for her and for him. But none of them were answered.
They slept peacefully in each other's arms
for wonderful and fresh morning but only geet could see that morning which was
no fresher for her.
She lost him. All that remained was a bundle
She lost her husband, she lost her knight in
shining armor, she lost her angel - she just lost her very identity.
After three months
After he left, everything came back to
normal in the mansion in one month. Nobody could take his place but everyone
moved on - either unwillingly or by force, except for geet. Her life just
stopped. She did not even moved out from the mansion once in the three months.
Everyone tried to cheer her up, dadima also tried to convince her for joining
office but she just could not. She was way too harmed. She was devastated and
distressed. She lost her charm; she knew she was to take care of their children,
which she did well. She took care of herself, she ate well, she took her meds
regularly but the thing that kept her glowing was missing and everyone knew the
fact that it was not something - it was someone who was missing.
It was another regular night, when she was
done with her dinner and meds. She was sitting blank on the floor, watching
nothing in particular. She was lost in his memories, their blissful memories
and suddenly she felt someone watching her, she could not see that but what she
observed that it was white radiance focusing towards her. And then suddenly she
She saw her angel in white angelic face
smiling divinely to her.
'Maan...' that was all she could say. She was lost
in the radiance.
'Are you here?' she leaned forward and tried
to touch him but she could not.
'Please tell me, it was a nightmare. You are
here, aren't you?' she asked in hurry and fear, as if he would disappear.
'Yes' geet. I'm here. I'm there with you
always and I'll be there for you. I can never leave you alone. But you are not
keeping my promise well. Don't you love me?'
'Of course I love you...'
'...then why are you not keeping my promise.
Get up geet, for me, for our kids and for yourself. They are our children geet,
we saw dreams for them, we created them, and they need you. I wanted you to
stand on your own but you are not doing it, geet. Maan's geet would never do
'I can't...I need you maan, I want you.'
'I'm here for you and I promise in return
that I'll be there for you with each and every step. I'll always watch you;
I'll always look for you. I'm and I'll be there with you forever'
'I love you, maan'
'I love you, geet' he said in his angelic
voice and disappeared again. But this time, he left her with a reason and a
desire. She was encouraged then. She understood what her angel was trying to
do. She realized that her guardian angel was there with her and she no more had
to reserve herself, what she needed to do is to fly, To fly with him, to fly
for him. She needed to be brave.
And next morning, with a pleasant good
morning wish to her husband, she wore her wedding ring again and headed towards
office with a great pride and confidence, and she never looked back.
Each morning started with him and each night
ended with him
They went on and on.
And then she
was the woman with a million happy memories, a woman who was preparing for her
life and was ready to experience more in life - of course with him. She was a
woman who promised a man she loved, to live a life and to keep going on. When
he was alive she had lived through him, and he was dead and she was still
living through him. She could see that now. It made her feel safe, but now she
was out on her own - on her own feet, ready to fly with him.
Only one thing she understood
well was that, love lives on even after we're gone.
was lost in her thoughts and suddenly she felt the same white light focusing
her, exactly like twenty two years ago. She smiled.
'So...are you happy?'
'Have I done well?'
'Saying only well would be an
understatement. I can't tell you how much happy I'm today'
'So...I kept my promise, didn't I?'
'Oh...yes! It was a promise well kept.'
She leaned on her back on the bed and stretched
her arms wide for him.
'Take me to a ride, maan. Take me with you. Hold
me in your arms.'
And he came forward and held her in his
strong arms and beatific existence. They were in the same position when they
were before twenty two years. She slept in his arms.
'Now what else someone wants in life?' she
said in the same peace.
'Now, I'm at peace. Let's go maan. Let's
have a life.'
With that, they both slept together, found
solace in each other's arms.
They were together, they were at peace.
morning, meher was crying over her mother's dead - lifeless body. And armaan
came and consoled her.
don't cry. Mom is satisfied now, she is at peace, and she got what she wanted.
Mom is now with dad, she is with her angel, they are at peace and they
certainly would not like us to be sad for them. They are watching us; they are
our guardian angels and we can't make them sad, right?'
they got up and finished the rituals and sat together and watched their guardian angels marriage album,
smiling through tears.
Edited by maanddy - 08 January 2012 at 10:41pm