'Main saray papers sign kernay aa jaungi.
Teek hai.....Teekh hai....
'Niveditha kahan jana hai?'
looked up startled and saw vandana standing behind her. She knew that
it would be hard for her to take calls. Especially now that Viren had
started to suspect her so she decided to go to the store room.
'K.kahin nahi chachi ji' she stammered
teek hai. Acha hai ki thum yahin mil gayi. Mujhe uper sey kuch crockery
chahiye thi, Meri madad ker do please' said vandana
Niveditha and Vandana returned to the kitchen.
'inko saaf bhi kerna hai' said vandana holding the plates up to the light
'Nivi.. NIVI.. kya hua?' asked vandana
kab sey dekh rahi hun ki thum khoyi khoyi si lag rahi ho. Kuch hua hai
kya? Viren nay kuch kaha thumhay? asked vandana concerned
'Nahi chachiji main bilkul teek hun. Chachiji mujhe kahin jana hai-
'Kahan?' asked Vandana
'Aur voh bhi shaam ko?'
Niveditha became quiet. She did not wish to make up excuses or lie to vandana
'Acha teek hai. Thum jaao. Lekin jaldi aa jana' said vandana
'Hello, han. Teek hai mujhe jaldi sey cafe main milo' said niveditha as she drove off in the car.
Vishay was standing in front of the cafe waiting for niveditha.
Maine saray papers tayyar ker diye hain. Bus thumhari signatures baki
hai. Agar kal tak intezaar kerthay tho bohot dair ho jathi.' he said
hurriedly as they arrived at the table that he had reserved for them
'Kahan sign kerna hai?' asked niveditha
'Pehlay padh tho lo?'
'Don't worry I trust you. Waise main kafi kam logon per vishwas kerthi hun aur unmay sey thum ek ho' she said laughing
'Acha. Wow I should consider myself lucky'
'of course!' joked niveditha
'Acha vishay main chalthi hun. abh thumay pata hai na ki kya kerna hai?' she asked
phone main thumharay saath contact rakhungi. Aur jab thak humara haat
uper na ho jaye. saamnay anay ka sochna bhi math' said niveditha with a
small hint of warning in her tone
'Don't worry nivi. I will take care of everything. Ithna tho ker hi saktha hun thumharay liye' smiled vishay
'aur han usey kan-o-kan khabar bhi nahi honi chahiye' said niveditha as she got up
'Not to worry. Our secret is safe with us. bye'
'Niveditha nazar nahi aa rahi' asked dadaji
'JI voh bahar gayi hai' answered Vandana
'Aaj kal voh bahar zyada rehthi hai aur ghar per kam' said chanchal mockingly
Dadaji looked at Chanchal and turned his face once again towards Vandana
Just then viren walked in swirling the car keys in his index finger.
Viren stopped but he did not look at Bhupat. His face became constricted with annoyance
'Kya niveditha thumharay saat gayi thi bahar?' he asked
Viren looked confused at his question. Had niveditha gone somewhere again? to the hotel, at this hour?
'Viren maine thumsey kuch pucha hai' asked dadaji
'lo Niveditha aa gayi' said Vandana
'Beta kahan reh gayi thi thum?' asked Dadaji
'Voh mera purse viren ki car main reh gaya tha vohi lenay gayi thi wapis. Hai na viren?she said
Viren looked at her confused. Never had he seen her lie and especially to dadaji. What is she up to?
'dadaji humain maaf karain thori dair ho gayi. Main abhi aathi hun' said Niveditha
'Teekh hai beta' said Dadaji.
could see the hidden smile on dadaji's face. He must have been glad
that viren is trying to have some company from the family.
'This would certainly calm him further' thought bhupat to himself
Niveditha proceeded towards her room leaving behind an utterly confused Viren.
aur niveditha. Vah thum tho bohot sachai ka saath dethi thi. Abh kya
hua. mera bura asar padh gaya hai kya?' said Viren in a mocking manner
They were back in their room. Viren stood in front blocking her way.
'Han, ismay koi shaq hai? replied back niveditha
' Dadaji sey jhoot bolna. Kya yahi sanskar miley hai thumhay thumharay ghar walon sey? asked Viren
face changed in color. She glared at him with such anger that for a
moment viren had forgotten that it was indeed niveditha who was standing
in front of him
' meray sanskaron ka gala tho kab ka ghut chuka hai viren sood. abh thum logon ki baari hai' she replied with a gritted teeth
'Thum logon ki?' asked viren
Niveditha smiled at him
'dadaji intezaar ker rahe hain'
And she left him once again standing and in thoughts
who cares about Niveditha and what she is up to. It must be something
really stupid and pointless' he thought to himself. But as soon as the
thought had occurred to him he realized that never had niveditha done
anything that was pointless or stupid.
'Regardless. Its their problem not mine' He thought and left towards the dining hall.
Edited by Suchi-NivReniac - 12 February 2011 at 10:27pm