Annie sat in the OT, ready for her abortion, tears streaming down her face at the loss that she was going to bear, and the ache she'll have to carry in her heart forever.
But this was her and Arjun's punishment.
Everything was set, the operation was about to begin when a loud voice sounded...
Annie looked up to see Geet rush into the OT.
"No abortion is going to take place here!!
Put that despicable equipment away!
Mere saath chalo!"
and with this said, she dragged Annie out of the OT, and pushing her into a private room in the hospital screamed at her.
"Tumhara dimaag to kharaab nahi ho gaya hai!
Yeh kya karne jaa rahi thi tum!
Akhir is maasoom ki kya galti hai jo duniya mein aane se pehle hi tum iske jaan lena chaahti ho!"
Tumhe kya lagta hai, ki itni aasaan saza honi chahiye tumhaari!
Ki bas itna hi karke tum apni galti sudhaar logi!
Tum meri gunyagaar ho! To sazaa bhi tumko main hi dungi!
Aur tumhari sazaa yeh hai, ki tumhe KM chod kar jaana hoga!
Main tumhe KM se nikaal rahi hoon!"
Annie looked at Geet with tearful eyes.
She knew she deserved this.
"Jaisa tum chahti ho, waisa hi hoga..."
"MERI BAAT ABHI PURI NAHIN HUI HAI!!!
Tumhe wapas apne ghar jaana hoga!
Tumhe Arjun ko maaf karna hoga!!
Yahi tumhari sazaa hai!Tumhe is bacche ko bhi janam dena hoga, taaki tumhe bhi to pata chale ki baccha sambhalna kitna mushkil kaam hai!!
Aur tumhe ek acchi bua hone ke saare farz nibhaane honge, jiska matlab hai ki tumhe mere bacchon ko khoob bigaad na hoga, unhe khoob ice-creams aur chocolates khilaani hongi, khoob shopping karwani hogi, aur jab woh bade ho jaayen aur girlfriends ya boyfriends banaaye, to tumhe unka saath dena hoga aur unhe mujhse aur tumhaare bhai se bhi bachana hoga!
Aur agar tum yeh sab nahin kar sakti, to main tumhe maaf nahin karoongi!!"
and with this said Geet turned her face away in mock anger.
She then felt two arms around her, clutching her tight, and found Annie crying into her bitterly.
Arjun reached KM.
He had recieved a call from Geet.
She had asked him to come over.
And he had no idea why.
His heart was already sore with whatever had been happening lately.
Swallowing the lump in his throat he entered the house...
Maan was descending the stairs when he saw Arjun walk in through the front door.
His blood boiled on seeing him.
He had still not forgiven Annie, but had let her stay since she had left Arjun after she had learnt the truth.
But how dare this man walk in here!!
How dare you set foot in my house!!
"I've called him here!", came Geet's stern voice from behind him.
Both men looked at Geet in awe, as she descended the stairs and came to stand before Arjun.
Everyone was sitting around the dining table, completely mum.
Apparently Geet had invited Arjun over for dinner, and no one, absolutely no one had the courage to ask her why.
They were all eating in silence.
No one had spoken to anybody else.
That was when Roshni spoke up and broke the silence.
"Mumma, who is this uncle?"
All the five pairs of hands stopped in mid air as they turned to gaze at the little Roshni perched besides dadi.
"Baby this is your phoofa, Annie bua's phoofa."
exclaimed Roshni, excited at the new relative she had just discovered. She was discovering lots of them lately.
"And you know what's the better news baby?"
"You're soon going to have a very cute little baby brother or sister to play with!"
You're going to give it to me!!"
That's not the one I'm talking about!
I'm talking about the one Annie bua's going to give you!"
All heads shot up at this.
Dadi and Maan did not know that Annie was pregnant, and Arjun did not know that she hadn't gone through with the abortion.
While the first two were shocked, the third had tears in his eyes.
And that was when he got up and pulled Annie into his embrace, holding her by her belly protectively, sobbing into her hair while she sobbed back...
Annie and Arjun had left for their house after thanking Geet over and over again, and sobbing all the while.
Geet had very graciously forgiven them and assured them that all was well, she wanted everything to be normal between them again.
She had even pacified dadi, who had fainted due to all the emotional turmoil, and assured her that she too longed for a mother and grandmother, not just a great-grandmother for her kids.
Dadi had cried so much after this that it had taken Geet two hours to calm her down and put her to sleep.
And though Maan did not approve of Annie going back to Arjun and his inclusion in the family again, he had no say in the matter.
This was entirely Geet's decision, and there wasn't a thing in hell that anybody could do about it.
Maan though, was still not forgiven, and things were the same between them...
that was PART 40
Hope you enjoyed
Edited by mirnalini - 31 May 2011 at 1:39pm