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The maid who knew Geet since she was a kid let her in. Geet knew Dad and Pinky would be having Dinner so she headed towards the Dining area but not before taking a look at all her childhood pictures that still graced the mantelpiece over their antique fireplace. There were pictures of Geet and Pinky on their first day of school and a picture of Geet and Pinky with fat tears in their eyes; the photo was taken when the Manchandas moved from HP to Delhi a few years ago. The last picture caught her eye; it wasn't too old and was of Geet, Pinky and Dad in Goa. The pictures brought a tear to her eye.
'Itni jaldi to budhe log khaate hai.' Geet said loudly. The only two occupants at the table turned around, the happiness on their face clearly visible. 'Geeeth!' Pinky screamed and took her into a bear hug. Once the girls were done squealing, Geet went over to her Dad who pretended to not notice her. She knelt down in front of him till they were at eye level. 'Main jaanti hoon aap kyun naraaz hai, thore dino ki baat hai phir to main yahi padi rahungi, aap logon pe boj banke,' Geet said. Mr Manchanda playfull slapped Geet on her cheek and said 'khabardaar agar aisi baat mooh se nikali bhi to!' and took her in a hug. Both their eyes welled up. Geet knew Dad never considered her a boj but she wanted him to talk to her. Pinky who was watching their exchange from her seat smiled.
The three of them caught up for a while and suddenly, Geet remembered Maan waiting outside and asked permission to leave. Pinky went to escort her to the door but before they reached the door, she caught Geet by the hand and made her sit on the Sofa. Pinky said 'Are you sure to jo kar rahi hai sahi hai?' 'Of course Pinky, I am merely helping him and who could no to that face?' Pinky was lost so Geet took her to the windows and opened the curtains slightly. It was then that Pinky saw him and her eyes widened in shock. 'Ye to MSK hai. Tu inki girlfriend ban ne ka natak kar rahi hai? Haaye! You lucky chick.' Said Pinky and patted her on the arm. 'Jo bhi,' said Geet and left with a huge smile on her face.
Geet was finally out. Maan didn't know if he was more conscious of her or she really had a spring in her step now. 'God, she's gorgeous' he thought 'Maan, control!,' He said to himself. Geet who was near the door thought he was talking to her and popped her head into the window and said 'kuch kaha aapne?' 'Huh, nahee, chalen?'
This time again, neither said anything during the journey. Geet hated not talking so she turned the radio on. After constant channel flicking she settled on a station that was playing Rihanna's California King Bed. Geet leaned back in her seat and closed her eyes. Maan was mesmerised at the sight of her. He knew he was staring but she looked so relaxed. Geet suddenly opened her eyes and caught him staring at her. He quickly started adjusting the mirror. 'Aap ghoorte bohot hain,' 'Kya?' Maan asked. 'Maine kahan aap hamesha hi itna kam baat karte hai?' Maan was relieved. Thank God she hadn't said what he thought she said. 'nahin, tum thak gayi hongi na flight se isliye. Hotel aa gaya.'
Maan checked all the reservations and came back with the key. 'Yeh hotel aapka hai?' 'Tumhe kaise pata,' Maan asked, wondering if she'd researched him thoroughly. She pointed to the pictures in the lounge. 'Yeah it belongs to my family. Tum penthouse suite mein rahogi. Wahan tumhe koi tang nahi karega as it's only used by my family. Is that okay?' Maan smiled. 'Ji bilkool. I'd love that,' Geet said, grateful.
Maan got Geet settled and asked her if she needed anything else. She shook her head as if to say no. 'Theek hai to main chalta hoon. We'll meet up tomorrow and discuss the rest. Tum kitne baje uth ti ho?' Geet never woke up before 12 but she was here on business so '7 AM,' she lied. 'Theek hai I'll pick you up at eight,' Maan said and he left. Geet fell on the bed thinking about today's events.
Geet liked Maan. Just this morning, she wondered what sort of man he was. She even regretted taking the job up and was about to ring him up and cancel but her heart wouldn't let her. Now she was glad she hadn't cancelled. She liked Maan's company but the questioned that plagued her all morning, cropped up in her mind, 'why did he choose her?' She made a mental note of asking him this tomorrow. She quickly unpacked and ordered something to eat. Once she was done eating, she took a long bath and decided to sleep but sleep couldn't come to her sooner. She kept thinking about Maan and imaging scenarios about their 'bf/gf act.' She finally fell asleep at 2 AM.
It was 6:30 and Geet's alarm went off. She decided to sleep a little longer and soon it was quarter to seven. Geet jumped to her feet and got dressed. She threw on a sundress with flip flops and rushed downstairs. Not finding Maan in the lounge, she breathed out in relief. A loud scream at the reception caught her attention. Normally Geet would go see what it was but today she was too tired so decided to stay put.
Naintara was at the reception and was furious once she knew she couldn't use the penthouse suite as it was already occupied by a guest of Maan's. 'How am I supposed to get dressed for tonight's party, main apna samaan bhi leke aayi hoon,' she said and pointed to the trolley full of clothes and make up. The Manager who knew Naintara and her tantrums well intervened but Naintara wasn't having any of it.
Geet was sat on the sofa, reading a magazine when a hand touched her bare back from behind the sofa. Geet jumped and noticed it was a scared waitress hiding behind the sofa. She looked terrified and Geet comforted her. Turns out she too was scared of the guest at the reception. 'Ab to dekhna hi padega,' Geet said to herself. The waitress tried to stop her but Geet wanted to look. She was about to go into reception when she felt a strong grip on her hand. She didn't need to turn around as she knew who the hand belonged to.
'Hi,' said Maan, his M shaped lips curving into a smile. He moved ahead and kissed Geet on the cheek. Geet was taken aback and found her voice after a while. 'Good morning Maan!' she said a little too enthusiastically. They both went red at their actions...
Precap: 'Why did you choose me?'
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