arohi was mvng one corner 2 othr in worry in living room. dadi come dere"kya hua tu abhi tk soi nhi"
arohi: nhi sone ja rhi thi, wo ,umm mera mangalsutar ,subha drawer k sath atak kr tut gya.
dadi: han, ye bat tu mujhe subha se 8 bar bta chuki he.
arjun k lye preshan he.?
arohi puzzled" nhi, is se kya fark parta he,. . .arjun room men he. . .kal subha delhi ja rha he. . .shimla k project k lye. . .jana zruri to nhi he naa. . .2,3 din bad bhi to ja skta he,
dadi smiled: jis ki teri jesi biwi ho use kuch nhi hoskta, tu nhi chahti he wo na jay, to nhi jayga.
arohi inocently: aap roke gin usse ?
dadi: men rokun gi, ja kr dikhay tange tor dungi, ja ja kr so ja.
in morning, arohi cm 2 dining room,arjun dadi cnvo is gng on.
arjun shockd: us ka manglsutr tuta ,mera kya kasur ? mene to nhi tora naa?
dadi: bas keh dya naa, wo kal se preshan he,2,3 din bad chale jana.
arjun: kya?? ,lukd 2 arohi,"jao le kr aao men theek kradunga,"
dadi: to wo sb chor,nhi ja rha bs.
arjun: arey. . .abhi time nhi he,bad men nya ladunga, do(2) ladunga.
dadi slapd hm on back," do ka bacha, khota hi rhe ga" ruk yahi abhi apni bhari wali juti lati hun,she went.
arjun huriedly grab da coat,about 2 leave.bt arohi word stopped hm "mat jao. . .plzzz", arjun just 4got da whole world , her 3 words were full of emotions,feelings, care and... , he lukd her surprised . arohri lukd away, "dadi itna keh rhi hen, to ruk jao"
arjun: tum aaj bhi aesi stupid batun pr belve krti ho ? ok ,agar man lo in sb ka effect hota, bt hmara relation to dffrnt he naa, na to tum meri patni ho na men tumhara patti, so tumhare mangalsutr se mere jine,marne pr kya frak parta he"
ds bitter bt true wrds stab in her heart. she quietly went 2 hr room. while crying" ya he is right, mujhe kya frak prta he, jb is rishte men koi sch hi nhi to mujhe kyn tkleef ho rhi, mujhe kyun dar lag rha he. . .
aftr a hot argument wid arjun,she reached home,and found out dadu ws in hospital bcoz of heart attack. she ran dere,romit and hs brother rajver calm hr ,who took dadu 2 hospital. doctor askd hr money and "patient is askng about sanchit" arohi call snchit bt hs cell was off. arohi: romit sanchit kahan he? wo to hmesha tumhare sath hi hota he?
romit stood quietly wid lowerd eyes.
rajver: arohi men bta ta hun. snchit ko shety k aadmi le gay hen.
arohi: kya ? kun shetty? kyun?
rajver: wo gamblng men 10 lac rupees har gya he.
arohi fall on floor wid bent knees, hw god be so cruel 2 her ," ya my doubt was corect, sncht ws on wrng path,da flashbacks of " hs expnsve gfts, wedng cards. . .
rajver: arohi, hmat rkho
arohi: men,men kya krun. sb mumbai gai hen shadi men, dadu . . .mujhe sncht ko waps lana he. . .agar sncht ko kuch hogya...
rajver: dadu ki halt itni khrab he, mene koshish ki thi wo log paise lye bger use nhi chorenge. unhuno ne aaj rat ka time dya he
arohi: paise? men sncht ko dadu ko kuch nhi hone dungi.
she went all da bnks,financial offices 4 loan,bt no use. most of dm wr askng hr boss gurntee and da othr nt interstd. she cud try 2 ask chchu 4rnds bt she cnt tell dm da reson 4 money bcoz ddnt want 2 spoil sncht future.
arohi: aap to daddu k 4rnd hen, plz smjhe mujhe loan ki buht zrurat he.
manager: beta sorry,men aap ki koi help nhi kr skta.
she went out dsapointly ,losng hr last hope.
manager call: g arjun sir, aap bilkul fikar na kren,use loan nhi mile ga. . .
only 1 option left 4 her. . .arjun. . .she went 2 hs office,its evning pple wr leavng 4 dere home. she reachd 2 receptionist 2 ask about arjun.
rcptnst: ya ,arohi ,sir is waitng 4 u on 5th floor.
arohi: 5th floor?but.
rcptnst: nhi sir ne kaha tha,sirf tumhe 5th floor pr bhej dun.
i went dere. it was same as expected, desertd ,quite,. ..
arjun was standng near da window,slowly sipping 4rm hs wine glass.
arjun: hey arohi, come in.
she went inside wid lowerd eyes. she in pink suit,her hair was messd in da struggld whch she was doing 4rm da morning. she stand infrnt of hm wid lowerd eyes,
arjun: tum yahan ? i mean arohi aluwalia. .stubborn. . .smart. . .independnt, mujh se btamizi, mujhe bura bhla kehne k bad, resign krne k bad yahan kya kr rhi hen? mere jese sick , pagal k sath. . .log kya kahen ge ? ?
arohi try 2 hide her tears, she was ready about dis all b4,aftr all he is arjun singhania, whtevr u did,u hv 2 pay. . .
arohi sobbing: daddu. . .
arjun pretendng: kya hua daddu ko ?heart attack? cndtn buht serious he? damn tumhari to famly bhi yahan nhi he, aur sanchit ? sncht kahan he?
arohi: wo,crying, use shetty. . .
arjun: he was involvd in gamblng ? phew. . .shetty is so dangerous. . .hw much money?
arohi: 10 lac, she ws nt able 2 stop hr tears.
arjun restd hs head on hs spining chair: tumhe to loan bhi nhi mila hoga, aur paison ka intzam to aaj rat tk hi hona chahe, warna tumhare daddu aur sancht. . .
arohi cm near 2 hm,hold her hands ,crying " plz arjun, meri help krdo. mujh se galti ho gai , men sare paise wapis krdun gi ,men 24 hour kam krungi.
arjun calmly plyng wid pen : bt tum to resign kr chuki ho, ok agar men tumhe job pr wapis rkh bhi lun, to 6 hour ka rest to lazmi bnta he, left 18 hours only bt tumhari pay se cut krun to 5 yrs to lag jaenge amount puri hone men..tumhe tb tk jhelun. . .
arohi: plz arjun,men wapis krdungi , mere dadu ki zndgi ka sawal he, wo sncht ko mar denge. . .mere hal pr rehem kro...
arjun: ok ok tum rona bnd kro. he made her sit on couch, ye lo pani pyo. tumhe to pta he naa,men aisa busness nhi krta jis men lose ho, he bent hs knees and sit near 2 her, ek rasta he.
arohi: men, kuch bhi krun gi , plz
arjun: men tumhe 10 nhi 30 lac dunga. . .tumhari salary 12 se 40 krdunga,over time ki bhi zrurat nhi. . .zyada nhi,maybe 3 months r enough. . .
arohi was starng hm blankly
arjun: in return. . . .tumm
ds was her worst bad experience of her life. she just wantd 2 cry on her fate. just want 2 kill hm. . .hw dare he ? she raised hr hand in reply bt arjun hold her wrist.
arjun: nt again. . .4 da last one u r still paying,
arohi mv her hand and stood up " mujhe lagta tha,shayd men galt hun, lekin nhi, tum kaminey , ghatya , shetan ho...
arjun coldly: mind ur tongue, other wise u hv 2 pay 4 it.
arohi: u shutup, i just hate u. ..hateee u. . .tumhare jesa cheap aadmi mene apni life men nhi dekha, mujhe tumhari help nhi chahey, men tumhe apni majburi ka fayda uthane nhi dungi. she ran 4rm dere hurriedly, a loud sound brng arohi back 2 present. her eyes open wide by seeing arjun brokn photo frame on floor. . .
arohi call arjun bt his cell was cmng off. she asked all da family member "arjun se baat hui ?" and got da same answer "noo"
"plz god arjun ko kuch mt krna, wo jahan bhi ho theek ho", dn she recognized her own words " jis ki waja se mene apni life khtam krne ki koshish ki , us ki life ki mujhe itni fikar kyn ho rhi he ? ?"
arohi was sittng on a foot path,near a deserted road. sun has set, its night bt she was still thinkng "men kya krun ?". da flashback of her childhood , da care , da love of sanchit , dere miserable condition , da option of arjun , passed infrnt of her eyes.
" plz god meri help kro, dadu aur sanchit k pas zyada time nhi he , aur men. . . .kuch nhi kr skti , kya krun. . . .arjun ki bat manlun. . .nhi ye, ye mujh se nhi hoga. . .,tears fallng 4rm hr eyes cntnuosly. . .men apni famly k lye sb kuch kr skti hun. . .hr kimat de skti hun. . .lekin apni izzat. . .she cvrd hr mouth wid hand, 2 prevent da noise of crying. . . .aaj rat un ki zndgi bcha kr, mujhe hr raat mrna hoga. . .lekin. . . .
she reached office whch was closed wid heavy foots , watchman shout brough hm 2 senses. " arohi mam, ye arjun sir ne dya tha, aap ko dene k lye "
she 2k da small envelope wid shivrng hand, open it wid courage ". . .da "address of his farmhouse" ,whch was out side da city. in da last "waiting 4 u" was written on da paper. her heart bounce in her head " abhi bhi waqt he ruk jao, " bt she closed her fist. and mvd 2 unknwn way.
she reached at da gvn address. all quite and silent. even da sound of trees whch were swingng bcoz of wind was easily hearble. she reached at da main gate, watchman lukd her, open da gate widout askng a sngle question. she 2k 1st step inside , he closed da gate, took hs bike and went far and far. . .
her body bcm cold , her heart was beatng fast. da beautiful and huge cottage as expectd 4rm arjun singhania, its hs ow persnl cottage whr he spend his weekends alone. only 2 goldn lights were hardly open,whch wr bouncng wid da windw. it was all quite , she cud hear da sound of her fast breath. da step of hr heel was echoing. just dn she heard a loud splash , and a loud shout escape 4rm her mouth. . .
arjun: welcome arohi. . .
she lukd around 2 her sides , just dn she saw arjun in a grand swiming poll on hr left side. she went near 2 it ,2 cnfrm. she closed her eyes 2 calm herself, she was scared.
arjun reachd da bank of pool while swiming in his black shorts: dar gayyn ? ?
arohi lukd away, she just wanted 2 cry on her pathetic cndition. he cm out while talkng :kb se wait kr rha hun. . . address men prblm to nhi hui " no response , she was standng like a statue , wid lowerd eyes. arjun quckly run hs fnger in hs wet hairs , drops cm 2 arohi face , she lukd up in anger.
arjun: oops , chk kr rha tha. . .tum so to nhi rhi. . .well, ek bat to man ni pre gi,tum gusse men buht hot lagti ho .
arohi rolled her eyes in disgust. he wear hs white bath rob , start cmng near 2 her. hs evry frwrd step made hr 2 took backward step. da way hs eyes wr slipng 4rm her each curve, judgng her 4rm head 2 toe, made her heart beat fast. she 2k da last backward step , unawre of da fact she reached 2 da boundary of pool, about 2 fall bt arjun grab her waist wid strng arms. she was so closed 2 hm,she cud feel hs hot breath ,whch was cntnusly fallng on her lips. staring in her eyes, whch were full of fear, he mvd hairs 4rm her cheeks wid his finger. he cm more close 2 her ,creasd da outline of her lips , just den she pushd hm wid all hr effort.
arjun lukd hm wid blank expression, only "sancht " cm out of her mouth.
arjun: smart. . .
he hnd ovr hs cell phn 2 her " lo , jahan marzi call kr lo . dadu is out of danger, and snchi is also 4ree. he start mkng drink ," mene tumhare jate hi payment krdi thi "
she immediately call at snchit no.
arohi: kahan ho tum, kese ho?sncht: hello arohi , men theek hun ,sham (evning) se hospital men hun ,daddu theek hen , mumy papa bhi kal aa jaynge , arjun sir ne btaya tujhe important kam he, dnt worry men yahan smbhal lunga, tu apna khyal rkhna.
arohi cut da call bcoz she cudnt stop her cry any more."her bro is fine , his dadu. . .evrythng is ok"
arjun drinkng, lukng othr side: mene tumhare jate hi shety ko payment krdi, snchit ko tumhare dadu k pas bhej dya. . .mujhe pta tha tum zarur aaogi, is lye kyunki" arjun singhania ko sirf khud pr bhrosa he. . ." a loud splash, he turned back"arohi. . ."
Edited by AAKMH2 - 04 July 2012 at 8:56am