Posted: 08 January 2013 at 5:55am | IP Logged
Rajvaidya was supposed to reach Rajpur in the morning but he didn't reach even in the evening..and he was the only one who knew about the sanjivani pusp of hindukush..the other vaids of Rajpur know nothing about this..so there was none to support Shashank and his friends..and when Rajvaid didn't reach to rajmahal after sun sets all of the friends had doubt on Ambhik..they were sure something Ambhik had done so that Rajvaid couldn't come..that's why Subhadra asked Kalyani to follow Ambhik..as only Kalyani being princess of powerful kingdom Panchnad and daughter of mighty Puru was the only one who was not caged in the palace like others cause Avisara king doesn't want to get into a fight with Panchnad..
so Kalyani was following Ambhik in disguise of a warrior..with covered face..as a dancer she knows the art of walking or running in silence..so Ambhik couldn't know someone is following him..
by following Ambhik she reached the place which was the backward entrance of Rajpur..so the place was lonely and not crowded ..Ambhik stopped in front of a small house surrounded by some soldiers dressed like Gandhar's soldiers..Kalyani hided in a bush and as noticed what is going on..
Ambhik reached there and everyone saluted
"Gandhar Naresh Ki Jai ho"
Kalyani (in mind) : hey iswar ye to Gandhar sena k shibir hai..kintu Ambhik to Kamboj mein atithi hai..use apne sena shibir lane ka avashyakta kya tha??kahin koi shadyantra to nahin kar raha hai?? bharatvarsh k pratham deshdrohi jo apne pita k mrityu k karan ho usse aur apeksha bhi kya kiya ja sakta hai..pitashree iske karan sada chintit rehte hai..Panchnad aur Gandhar k bich yugo se chale a rahe shatruta ko yavan k sahayata mein Ambhik na jane kis disha mein le jayega...
Ambhik to soldiers : Rajvaid ko chetna aya??
Soldiers : nhi maharaj ..aapke adesh mein jabse hum rajvaid ko achetan karke laye tabse vo ek kshan k liye bhi chetna mein nhi aya..
Ambhik : uttam..Rajvaid ko gyat na hone paye iske piche hamare bhoomika hai..
soldiers : kintu maharaj ..hum unhe kabtak aise achetan rakhenge..
Ambhik : jabtak Digvijay Chandragupt k samast mitro ko kathor se kathortar dand na de de..tabtak Rajvaid mahal nhi pohuchna chahiye..aur tum log Hindukush k path pr dristi rakh rahe hona
Soldiers : ji maharaj..jaisehi Chandragupt aur rajkumari Durdhara hamein dikhe hum unhe vandi bana lenge..
Ambhik : dhyan rakhna.kisi bhi sthiti mein Chandragupt prasad na pohuch paye..Durdhara ko prasad tak hum pohuchayenge..Kamboj pr apna pravab pratistha karne k yehi upay hai...acha ab hum chalte hai..kintu gyat rahe..koi bhul na hone paye..anyatha
Soldiers : nahin maharaj aisa kuch nhi hoga..
Ambhik : aur suno hamare gurudev Shukdev Gandhar se mahatyapurn sambad preran karnewale hai..dhyan rakhna patravahak kisi bhi samay pohuch sakte hai..hamare liye vo sambad gyat hona ati avashyak hai.
Soldiers : aap nischint rahe maharaj..aisa hi hoga..
Kalyani (in mind.horrified ) : hey iswar to yeh shadyantra racha hai Ambhik ne...hey iswar ab hum kya kare??akele kaise sahayata kare Chandragupt aur Dhara ki??hamare sare mitro to prasad mein vandi hai..untak suchna kaise pohuchaye?? heiy iswr sahayata karna meri..
In Greek Tents of Hindukush
Durdhara's eyes almost got teary out of tension..Chandragupt's face is also pale...both sat on the bed..Cornelia tensely was walking around
Durdhara : ab kya hoga Chandragupt..in yavan k ankho se banchke hum palayan nhi kar sakte..
Chandragupt : aur yadi yudh kare to samay nasht hoga..kadachit tab tak senapati Seleucus bhi aur sena leke pohuch jaye..
suddenly Cornelia's friend got brightened with a ray of hope..she comes closer to Chandragupt..
Cornelia : hey Sandras i have an idea..
Chandragupta : oh no not Sandras again
Cornelia : whatever..just listen to it..can you make senseless at least two soldiers at a time..
Chandragupta : only two?? its not a great deal..
Cornelia : good..right now there is only four guards in front of my tent..you have to trick two of them..so that they are compelled to go from here..you have to take them into the forest and make them senseless..and then you will get opportunity to flee..
Chandragupta : but what about Durdhara..
Cornelia : leave it to me..i will deal with rest two guards ..you have to wait for Durdhara in the forest..
Chandragupta : but how Durdhara will manage to flee??Greeks will never let her go..
Cornelia (with a mysterious smile) : Greeks will not let Diodara go..but they will let me go..
Chandragupta : what?? i can't get you
Durdhara (annoyed by not understanding the conversation of Chandragupta and Cornelia) : are tum dono hamein bhi batane ka kasht karoge kya kis vishay pr charcha h raha hai??
Chandragupta : are Helen hamari sahayata karne ke chesta kar rahi hai..kuch to dhairya rakho..
Durdhara stopped..but was not convinced..
Cornelia : Sandras go another corner of the tent so that you can't see us..
Chandragupta : but why??
Cornelia : if you want to know how i will help Diodara to flee then you have to listen my words..
Chandragupta confusedly went to the corner..Durdhara was about to follow him..but Cornelia stopped her..she made her sit on the bed..and removed Dhara's dupatta..
Durdhara (confused and annoyed) : Helen yeh kya kar rahi ho??
Cornelia smiled and put Dhara's hand on her heart
Helen : trust me sister.
though Durdhara didn't understand her words but her assuring smile and innocent eyes made her keeping faith on Cornelia..she didn't ask anything else..Cornelia started undressing her...generally as a princess Durdhara is habituated with her attendants specially Subhadra and other sakhis changing her dress..but still she feels awkward as the Cornelia is not only unknown or foreigner but also carries a high position..not much lesser than a princess..
Durdhara (in mind) : hey iswar.. hamei nirvastra karke na jane yeh yavan kanya hamari kaunsi sahayata karna chahti hai...
Cornelia now brought a pink gown of her and dressed Durdhara with that..Durdhara was so confused and astonished that she couldn't say anything and let Cornelia do whatever she wants...
Cornelia decorated Durdhara with her Greek ornaments and gave her crown of olive leaves from her head..
Chandragupta from the corner (impatiently) : may i come in..
Cornelia : ya you can
Chandragupta comes to them and as soon as he looked at Durdhara he got absolutely speechless..in that pink gown she was looking absolutely like the fairy about whom his mother used tell him in childhood..Durdhara is a bit taller and bulky than Helen so the gown was tight fittings on her and ended before reaching to her ankles so her fair soft skinned bare parts of legs were being seen..Durdhara just touched her puberty recently so process of the change from a girl to lady HAD started in her body..this tight gown revealed the visibility of the change..all the lines of her figure was visible in this attire..and a large portion of her hands and one side's shoulder were kept bare in this dress..she was looking absolutely appealing..Chandragupta just couldn't remove his eyes from her..he now could realize what beauty means..the thing which he couldn't understand why his senior friends discussed about women and pulled leg of Shashank mentioning Dakshita's name..and why Sukant was so lost to see Subhadra and Airavat's thinking about his wife he somehow started to understand..the very feelings started blooming in his heart but still he remained unable to recognize it..that what he actually feels...this was a completely new and nameless feelings..to see him speechless standing like this..Durdhara questioningly looked at his eyes..and found those big innocent eyes are full of some unknown expression..she never saw such expressions before in anyone's eyes and not even Chandragupta's eyes..what was it??..she couldn't understand the expression was what for but felt so uncomfortable that she kept her eyes down...
Cornelia couldn't understand what make Chandragupta so speechless and Durdhara so uncomfortable.she was only nine years old..so its natural for her not to understand anything..
Cornelia : hey why are you so silent Sandras?? is not Diodara looking good in my dress??
Chandragupta (still lost) : absolutely beautiful...
Cornelia : yes Diodara is most beautiful girl i ever met..
Durdhara (again annoyed) : tum dono punah videshi bhasha vyabhar karne lage??hamein bhi samjhane ka kasht karoge??
Chandragupta (being conscious and with a bit awkwardness) : Helen keh rahi hai tum sundar ho..
Durdhara (smiles) : use bhi keh do k vo bhi atyant sundar hai..na keval tan k roop se .uski man bhi utnihi sundar aur pavitra hai..
Chandragupta (to Cornelia) : she is saying you are beautiful too..not only from outside but also from inside..
Cornelia (smiles) : thank you...now listen to me..after you take the two guards i will manage other two and make Diodara go out ..tell her to cover her face with this pink fine piece of cloth..i use to do it whenever i go outside at night..no soldiers will follow or stop her cause emperor Alexandar gave me the right to visit Greek tents even at night..in the north side of the tent..the horses are kept..ask her to choose a horse and reach to the place where you will hide..and then before my father comes and soldiers become aware ..reach to your home
Chandragupta explained the plan to Durdhara ..and was about to go..Cornelia stopped him by holding hands.."stop Sandras"
she took a ring from her hand and gave it to him
Cornelia : take this ring..its given by emperor Alexander..if Greek soldiers will attack your kingdom this ring can help you..
Chandragupta felt really grateful to this tiny angel..he took the ring..
Chandragupta : thank you..
then he comes outside of tent and indicated the soldiers that he is getting nature's call..two soldiers accompanied him to the forest..and according to plan he heat them..and made them senseless.and then he ran and hided in the forest and kept waiting for Durdhara..
here in tent soon after Chandragupta left Cornelia came outside and used to interact nicely with two girls..
Cornelia : are not you all feeling tired ??you are on duty since long
Guards : your highness we are ordered to do our duty..we can't take rest ..no matters how much tired we are..
Cornelia : i really feel sorry for you..but i have something which can resolve your tiredness
Guards : what is it??
Cornelia take out a bottle of wine..which she brought for her father..in their country carrying wine is not wrong even for children..
Cornelia : this is the fine Iranian wine which emperor's most favorite..do you want to taste??
the proposal was too provoking to refuse..so after some hesitation the guards agreed..they don't get to drink such quality drink..Cornelia served them the wine..but she actualy added some powered of sleeping pill there..so after drinking the wine soldiers started feeling a bit drowsy..they never could imagine some small children could trick them..so they keep drinking wine doubtlessly..after sometimes they fell asleep...
Cornelia : now go Diodara..run away sister..
she hugs Durdhara tightly and kissed her on her cheeks..this warmth melt Durdhara..she actually felt bad to bid adieu Helen..but she had no time to waste..
She covered her face with cloth and ran towards the place where the horses were kept..some Greek soldiers noticed her but considering her Cornelia none stopped her..Durdhara surprisingly found her horses Rangini standing there..she lovingly touched her..Rangini recognized her lady and expressed her pleasure..then she rided on Rangini and ran towards the direction where Chandragupta asked her to go..
the soldier who had bad intention to Durdhara found the whole thing fishy..why Cornelia is going to forest at night??and that too afer the prisoner boy went with two soldiers and didn't return back yet..he went in front of the tent of cornelia and found two guards sleeping there..he now understood the whole matter..he noticed Durdhara deeply..so he understood it was Durdhara in Cornelia's attire..so he followed Durdhara on his horse i thought of revenge..
here Durdhara was searching Channdragupta..she found the lifeless body of the two guards but couldn't find Chandragupta..and suddenly she realized
someone is following her ..she looked back and found the same soldier
who entered into her tent and tried to touch her..she fumed into
anger..and took out her knife..she found the forest is much deeper ..so
its not easy to go on horse back..she jumped from horse..the soldiers
also jumped and stepped towards her..Durdhara stepped
back..but before she becomes prepared to attack..her feel slipped ..she
fell down and her knife fell from her hand..the soldier gave a lustfull
smile to her..Durdhara threw a stone to him but he escaped from it and
came closer..Durdhara was not getting enough place to stand up as the
soldier came too closer to her..she tried to go back with the help of her hands but at last stopped by a tree..she had no place to move now..she couldn't recognize the intention of the soldier but felt too much disgusted with greedy look and lustful smile of that soldier..it seems to her its not a human but a beast..the soldier gave a victorious smile as he thought that he succeed to trap her..he came more closer and bent on her to fulfill his desire ..but before he could touch Durdhara someone jumped on him from the tree...
Durdhara stood up and got amazed to see the soldier lying and Chandragupta sitting on his chest..she collected her knife and ran towards the soldier
Chandragupta : Durdhara tum thik ho??
Durdhara : humein kya hoga Chandragupt..kintu is yavan sena ko hamare hathon chod do..iska shiksha asamapt reh gaya tha..
Chandragupt : han Durdhara is samay hum tumhe nhi rokenge..is yavan ko kanyayon k samman nahin karna ata..aur aise vyakti ko jeene ka koi adhikar nhi hai..
he left the sword to Durdhara's hand and stepped back..the soldier stood and understood he has no choice except fighting with Durdhara..he took the sword..but he was sure that he will easily managed to defeat and take her with him..so he again gave the lustful smile..which made Durdhara blind in anger..she furiously attacked the soldier..the soldier attacked back..but the sword fighting ended within couple of minutes and the soldier found lying under Durdhara's feet.. dead..
Chandragupta : naari k samman na karne walo ko mrityu hi prapt hona chahiye..nari ek shakti hai koi vastu nahin...
and then he gave a respectful look to Durdhara
kash har ghar mein tum jaisi kanyaon k janam ho..to koi nari se durvyavhar karne k sahas nahin karenge..
Durdhara : nari purush se durval nahin unke samkaksh hai..jo yeh sweekar nhi karta uska yehi dasha hona chahiye..kintu Chandragupt humein ye samajh mein nahin aya vo kis uddeshya se hamein sparsh karne ke chesta kar raha tha??
Chandragupt felt really awkward to answer this and Durdhara's innocent queston reminded him that she is only 12 years old small girl till now..even in this 14 years of age he came to know about many aspects of life from acharya and sometimes for situation..but still he has yet to learn the complicated aspects of men-women relationship..
before he could say anything suddenly some sounds were heard...they turned and found some Greek soldiers are coming in this direction..Chandragupt immediately dragged Durdhara and climbed on a tree..
out of shock Durdhara was about to scream but Chandragupt kept his hand on her mouth..
Chandragupt (whispering) : ssshhh awaz mat karo..un yavan senao ko chale jane do..
the Greek found the dead body of the three soldiers and one horse..as Durdhara hided her Rangini in bush so they didn't found Rangini..but they keep searching for the two around the place..so both Chandragupt and Durdhara had to stay on the tree for quiet a long time..after sometimes they left..Chandragupt got relaxed and was about to climb down..but was unable ..because he found Durdhara has fallen asleep keeping head on his chest ..her silky head cover has got loosen and her fair soft yet wide shoulder had been revealed ..Chandragupt shivered..he never felt like that ever..it seems some butterflies glittering within him..the smell from Durdhara's open hair was making him numbed..but he didn't lose his hold on her..and keep seeing the sleeping beauty by forgetting everything..and then he doesn't know what happened to him..he touched Durdhara's face ..his finger started playing on her face touching from forehead to her nose to her cheeks and stopped on her lips..he carressed her red rose petal like lips with finger.
Durdhara felt disturbed and gave an expression of discomfort in sleep ...this made Chandragupt regaining his consciousness and being ashamed of his deeds..what was he doing with that girl who trusts him??..what's the difference remains then between him and that soldier who had dirty eye on Durdhara??..he begged apology from acharya..his eyes got teary..
Durdhara woke up with a feeling of discomfort..and then felt awkward and embarrassed to find herself sleeping on Chandragupt's chest..
Durdhara : are hum aise kaise nidrit ho gaye the??tumne humein jagaya kyun nahin
Chandragupt couldn't look at her eyes..
"Vo tumhe vishram k avashyakta the isi karan ..."
Durdhara : ..vo yavan chale gaye na..
Chandragupt : han..chalo ab hamein bhi jana hai..
they climbed down from tree and ride on Rangini ..Chandragupt gave the piece of cloth to Durdhara
Chandragupt : Durdhara ye lo...apne aapko abrit karlo nahin to prasad mein pohuchne se purv yadi koi tumhe dekh le to samasya ho sakte hai..
Durdhara : han tum satya keh rahe ho
and she covered herself..
Chandragupt didn't say anything to her in the whole way..he was feeling guilty..
at midnight they reached Rajpur..and as soon as they reached there they got stopped by Ambhik's soldiers...
Edited by FairyDreams - 11 January 2013 at 10:09am
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