Kiss the 'Knight' Goodbye
Geet! Welcome maan, have a sit!' Dr. Samir invited them in his cabin. They took
a sit and clasped each other's hand tightly.
I...I don't know...! How to...' maan fumbled for words, probably for the first time
in his entire life.
maan! Relax! And trust me. Let me talk to geet now' he smiled. As a good
doctor, he tried to make them as normal and relax as he could.
geet...how are you? You look stunning by the way! Last I saw you in your
anniversary party, and there is no change, you look more beautiful than ever.'
He encouraged geet.
you!' she was hesitated a bit. She herself was scared, scared for him - for her
- for them.
geet! Let me explain you in simple way, in order to look into the matter, I
need you to tell me everything, each and everything of your life. It will take
five or six sessions. You don't need to worry, consider me as your friend. You
can trust me, geet!' he explained her in simplest way.
in order to do that, maan you will have to leave us alone. She is my patient,
she has to be alone and balanced and comfortable, so maan you will have to
leave. I'm sorry!' he said.
before maan could complete geet interrupted.
can I do it without him?' she asked in worry.
Trust me; you will have to comfort yourself in every step. You understand that,
aren't you?' samir asked with a request in his tone.
I will leave.' Maan said getting up from the chair.
Relax! It is fine. You will be fine, okay. I love you.' he held her hands
tightly and gave her encouraging smile and a soft kiss on her forehand, And
have been few sessions between geet and sam, but there was nothing wrong with
her, it all went smooth. Geet mentioned everything about her life and journey
till now. How he met maan and how was her life before he met him. They did not
found anything wrong with her. On the strict instructions of maan, geet was not
allowed to take any meds. He hardly agreed to do this session workout only for
her sake. They concluded that everything was fine with her; it was just because
of extreme stress and tension. But they were proved wrong once again when
another night, geet became violent and had same horrified dream, it reached to
the limits when she hit him, violently. Honestly, it was scaring the hell out
of maan, but he was helpless, he had to hide his fears to make her feel usual,
but inside, he was dying each and every minute watching her wife suffering
along with their baby. Sam again insisted maan for more trial, he agreed after
thousands requests, they tried again, geet's situation was being worst day by
day, her nightmares, she was becoming more and more aloof, constantly trying to
remember something - anything from her dreams.
kept herself away from everyone; she screamed sometimes for help, she kept
watching over something - which was nothing but a plain white wall. Maan
noticed sometime that she was hiding something, later that he found out that it
was a full bottle of sleeping pills. He only realized that what made him weak
and frighten was geet, she was his life, his love, his luck, his power and his
weakness. He became more carful the, he instructed every servant of the masion
to keep an eye on her, when he was not home, he reduced his working hours, and
most of all, he started working for home only, except for some urgent site
work. On the other hand, She kept remembering something but she failed every
day. She hardly talked to maan. After few days, they decided to try once again,
maan was literally fuming and annoyed at the thought, but geet and their baby
was his weakness, somehow he agreed for it.
one ill-fated day, he was waiting for geet to come out from the cabin and lost
in his thoughts, he was lost in his beautiful, golden days with her, how they
had fun, how she made him irritated most by her nonstop chat about any point of
the world, how she managed to make him smile even in extreme anger. He was
missing his old, lively and sparkling geet. A single drop of tear slipped down
from his cheek and he quickly wiped it away. And suddenly he found himself
hearing the voice of sam, he was calling him inside.
entered the cabin and saw his beautiful wife sleeping on the bed; he tried to
go there but stopped by sam.
will take some time, let her sleep. I need you to come with me.' He said in
serious voice. Maan was petrified, his saw mixed emotion of concern and worry
in sam's eye. He decided not to speak and follow him. He took a sit without
Here is something I want you to hear, it's a tape. My each and every session is
recorded in it. Listen to it. Take your time' he handed the tape to him.
started it. It started with a good talk between sam and geet. She mentioned how
she met him and how she liked him in first sight only, which surprised maan,
her life at the hostel and in khurana office - just everything. That was
everything that she told him before marriage, how she had came Delhi and she
had only seen his father, she have not seen her mother at all. She was informed
that her mother was dead, giving birth to her. He listened to it all, patiently
and in between he smiled at her wife's honest confession about him, like she
used to say him 'Mr. akadu' under her breath always when she entered her cabin.
that came the part which shook maan. He held his hand tightly on his taaviz and
'Where are you?'
'What are you doing?'
'I came from school.'
'In which standard are you?'
'Sixth. I am home, came from school and my
dad is with his friend.'
'So...what are you doing now?'
'He is coming to me, watching me all over.
I'm not feeling comfortable. I don't like him'
'What is he doing? Where is your father?'
'He is gone, somewhere. I don't know.'
'What is he doing?'
'He gave me a toy, it's beautiful, and it
has a melodious tune. I like it. I have never listened, this much sweet melodic
tune in my life, I love it. I switched it on, it's playing and I love it, I
want to dance.'
'Is that the same tune that you hear in your
'What is he doing now?'
'Touching me, He gave me a shot in my hand'
'It hurt a bit, he is coming to me, taking
my clothes off, I can't see now, and it's becoming blurred.'
'He tied my hands with the bed frame, I want
to scream, but I can't. My voice...I can't...oh...god...!'
'No...! No...Leave me...! Stop it...! Stop the
'That is it...I can't fight now...! I...I can't...! It's
'Okay, geet! Relax! Try to remember what
happened then? Just relax. What happened then?'
'I am not in my home, I think it's been a
two days, my whole body aches...I'm in orphanage. Everyone seems nice here. I like
that nun. She treats me like a daughter. I love her.'
'Do you remember his face?'
'Yes! I want to kill him...I want to kill
that...I hate him... I will kill him...! Kill him...Ahhh...!'
he heard the voice of breaking chair and glass and everything, her loud screaming,
sam's every attempt to calm her down and her wild and violent acts, sounds.
Finally, it was silent, he guessed, sam might had give her a shot, might be
sleeping pills or shot. It stopped, the tape stopped and everything was silent
then. He was shocked, more than shocked. He sat there in disbelief; he didn't
even realize when the stream of tears rolled down his cheeks. He was shivering
from pain, trembling in fury and rage.
Are you okay...?' sam asked with a worried voice.
did not say anything. He just looked at him with a blank expression. Sam shook
I...I want to talk to her.'
her take some time, you need to understand her, you are one who can heal her,
right? In her subconscious mind, she never forgot what happened twenty two
years back, she was just a child in sixth grade, she might forgot with the
time, but her mental state was imbalanced, she never mentioned it to anyone,
she was drugged, maan. I think we found the reason, why she does not like that
music and her nightmares, everything is making sense now, she is sick maan, she
needs proper medication, she just needs you and your love and support, her mind
is set, she is suffering each and every minute, from the time when that
incident happened, a part of her mind is becoming more and more occupied in
this, and she is fighting with it only, moreover, she confessed me that, she
sees him everywhere, she heard the voice of him, maan, I think this is not good
sign, she is hallucinating, I think it's a case of schizophrenia. That incident
changed her whole life, she was a victim but it cost her entire life.'
take her home, she needs you. I hope you understand, take care of yourself,
Thank you. Bye.' With that he immediately stood up from the chair and took his
weak wife in his arms and headed towards the home. He was still in trance.
he left, sam called his secretary and asked her to cancel all his appointment
for the day, and he cut the call, and relaxed in his chair with a single drop
of tear rolling down his cheek. He prayed to god for his friend.