got back to the hotel, where Maan and Pinky were already waiting for her. Pinky
ran to Geet and hugged her. 'Kahan gayi thi?' she asked, breaking the hug. 'To
get some fresh air,' Geet replied. 'Ok, ab ghar chal. Papa Dinner ke liye wait
kar rahe hai. You promised Geet!' Pinky made a face. Maan, who was watching the
exchange between the two girls, cleared his throat.
Maan, hum to kal milne wale the na,' Geet remarked. 'Haan tumhare liye kuch
laaya tha,' he said, handing her a shopping tote. Maan's original plan was to
take Geet out for Dinner so he could get to know her better but on learning of
her plans with her family, he let it go. Geet was already doing him a favour
and he didn't want her to feel like he owned her, although he very much would
like to, but in a good sense of the word. 'I'll call you later Geet. Please
apna phone charge karo, I called you many times but switched off aa raha tha.'
'Me too,' Pinky chimed in. 'Ok then, bye Geet,' Maan said and left from there.
girls headed to the penthouse so Geet could get changed. Geet let them both in
and headed straight for the bathroom. Pinky looked around in awe, 'teri to
kismet khul gayi Geet,' she said, taking the room in. Everything was so
elegant. The room was minimalistic chic at its best. 'Kuch bhi Pinks,' Geet
said from the bathroom. 'Waise... I think Maan likes you.' That statement caught Geet off guard. She
thought about it for a while and remembered the kiss and blushed. 'Couldn't
be,' she thought but Pinks always could see ahead. She had the gift while Geet
was what Pinky called 'needed directions to get to a point'. After what seemed
an age, Geet replied 'what makes you think that Pinks?' 'Jab tu nahi thi, to
unhone kam se kam 20 baar reception se poocha if you were back. Main wahin
bethi thi.' Geet went back into thought and coming out of the bathroom, she
said 'to? Unhe woh parcel dena tha.' Agar parcel hi dena tha to hotel staff ko
bhi de sakte the. Itne bade empire ke maalik wait kyun karte,' Pinky
de na Pinks. Bade logo ki baatien.' Geet was ready now and sat next to Pinky on
the king sized bed. 'Waise kahan gayi thi?' 'I told you, to get some fresh
air.' 'Geet,' Pinky held her by the shoulders lightly 'I have been waiting for
an hour and why do you need to go outdoors when you have this,' she pointed to
the balcony, which boasted the most awesome view of cultural Delhi. That's
right, Pinky never missed things. 'I think you know Pinks, to kyun pooch rahi
hai. Let's go, I don't wait to talk about it.' Pinky knew where she'd been and
her heart went out to Geet. They hugged for a while, before Pinky said, 'Chal
ab, before Papa files a missing persons report.'
rest of the evening was spent catching up, deciding Geet and Pinky's future
plans (leaving the Maan bit out) and Dad lecturing Geet on how thin she'd
become, while the girls rolled their eyes. After Dinner, Geet helped Pinky
clear up and the girls headed to their childhood room, which was now Pinky's
room, for a little more chit chat. They finally fell asleep at around midnight.
the other side of town, Maan entered the Mansion and found his family sitting
in the drawing room having dessert and coffee. There was no way he could go
upstairs now but Maan tried anyway. He was halfway up the stairs when his
Mother's voice called out to him. Maan ignored her and continued up the stairs,
feeling like a four year old kid, all that was needed for him to look the part
was him crawling up on his hands and feet. Now he heard two other voices
calling out to him, two voices he couldn't ignore- his Dad's and Dadima's. Maan
gave up and made his way back down.
beter aaj badi jaldi aa gaye,' Dadima started. Maan was thinking of an answer
when he felt four pairs of eyes scrutinising him (Dadima's, his Dad's, His Mom
and Dev.) In the past two years, since he took over KC, Maan never came home
before eleven and always left the house before eight. 'I decided to join you
guys for Dinner!' Maan said with an enthusiastic smile. 'Are you sure? Kyunki
hume lag raha tha ki aapko upar jaane ki badi jaldi thi,' Pammi said in a mock
voice. Maan frowned and mumbled a sorry and sat down with them.
real reason Maan wanted to go upstairs wasn't to avoid the family but so he
could call Geet, but there was a fat chance of that happening, with his family
questioning, no probing him. He didn't blame them, as he was never around but
he wanted to speak to Geet too. Dadima had noticed Maan shifting nervously in
his seat but put it down to Pammi's presence in the room. Not wanting any
confrontations tonight, for Dev's sake, she asked Dev to come to her room so
she could talk about a new Project idea. When Maan's parents finally retired,
it was too late so he decided against it but he did send her a message, asking
her to meet him at his office tomorrow.
didn't know where Maan's office was, so she had asked Pinky to drop her there.
Pinky knew the place too well as she, like many other Delhi girls had stalked
these premises to no end, just to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous MSK. She was
happy for Geet as she saw a connection between MSK and her.
the other hand, Geet who was oblivious to this just stared outside the window.
She just couldn't shake off the images of yesterday, at the Mansion. Behind the
Gate, was the life she longed for... She had Pinky, Dad, Sahil, Meera and Maan
then why wasn't it enough? Maan? She didn't know why but she knew Maan would be
there for her when it came down to it.
were there and Geet who was deep in thought hadn't realised this. Pinky brought
her back by clicking her fingers in front of her. Geet got out and said bye to
Pinky as she drove away.
found Maan's cabin and knocked. Two minutes later, when Maan hadn't opened the
door, she turned around to leave and ran into someone whose glasses she managed
to knock off. She bent down to pick it up when a familiar voice made her smile
'the first since last evening. 'Sau putra bhava,' Dev said with a grin.
'Aashiwaad de rahe hai ya aur kuch,' Geet asked with a frown on her face.
'Geet! Ashirwaard. Of course. Think of it this way, 100 Maan Bhai that can work
here. MB ki worker crisis solver ho jayegi, since Mini Maan's will be just as
efficient, and I won't have to come here and solve the staff shortage crisis.'
Geet blushed when she heard mini Maan's and managed to say 'ha ha ha' with
tears in her eyes.
are you here?' Dev finally asked. 'Woh Maan ne bulaya tha, par woh ab darwaaza
hi nahi khol rahe.' Geet said with a cute smile. 'Are to aapko knock karne ki
kya zarurat hai? This is your office too,' Dev said with a wink. Geet blushed
at the thought and opened the door 'Aap nahin aa rahe hai?' 'nahin, you guys
have some alone time.' Dev winked again and left.
opened the door slightly and saw Maan, working away, there were files all over
the table and Maan was staring at his desktop with a frown on his face. He
didn't have his suit on, just a gray shirt and his waistcoat. He was a sight to
Geet's eyes. 'So that's why he hadn't
opened the door,' Geet thought as she looked at him adoringly. Geet opened the
door wider and saw that Maan wasn't alone. At the far end of the sofa, was a
girl in the smallest dress she'd seen, staring away at Maan.
tightened her grip on the knob and wondered who this girl was. She knocked
again, a little louder this time. Maan slowly brought his head away from the
Desktop and the frowned instantly turned upside down. 'Geet tum!' he said,
getting up with a big smile on his face. The girl got up too and was now
looking at Geet with a surprised/angry expression which Geet noticed from the
corner of her eye. 'Haa woh aap ne bulaya tha. I hope I haven't disturbed
anything,' Geet said turning to look in the girl's direction. 'No, you
haven't.' Maan said. 'I mean we were just working,' He added, in case Geet had
any other ideas. 'Sasha, come here,' Maan beckoned. Sasha instantly came over
and stood with her hands to her side. 'This is Geet, Geet meet Sasha, our chief
engineer here at KC.' Sasha just stared at Geet, who had extended a hand
forward to greet Sasha. 'Sasha!,' Maan said, pointing to Geet's outstretched
hand. Sasha smiled a polite hello but did not shake Geet's hand and left from
come sit,' Maan said leading her to his desk. 'kuch logi?' 'Ji nahin Maan, main
breakfast kar k aayi hoon,' Geet smiled politely. 'Ok. The reason I called is, the party has
been preponed. To ab party kal hai. Do you remember the plan? This is where
I'll introduce you to my family.' Geet nodded. Maan was telling Geet about his
family and their likes and dislikes. Geet felt she was marrying his or
something. Maan was just about to get to his parents when the door opened and
in walked Dev. Geet smiled at him and Maan who saw this felt awkward but didn't
know why. 'Bhai who's this?' Dev decided to tease him. Maan was caught on the
spot and didn't know what to tell him because if he did, Dev might tell the
family before time and his plan would be ruined but at the same time Dev was
really good with secrets. 'My new secretary,' Maan finally said in a low voice.
Geet turned her head to look at him with a confused look and he looked at her
with an apologetic look. Dev feigned surprised and he and started laughing
really loudly the next minute. Geet joined in, except she was more giggling
then laughing. 'MB I know who she is.' Maan thought Dev knew the truth and was
about to apologise for not letting him in on the secret when Dev said 'We met
at the hotel.' Maan breathed a sigh of relief and Geet smiled. 'Just came to
give you these files and now I'll leave you two lovebirds alone.' He walked
towards the door when he finally remembered something. 'Oh Geet I have a
meeting tomorrow morning at the penthouse. I'll try not to disturb you while
you're getting ready for the party. I know how long you girls take,' he laughed
and with this, Dev left the two alone.
1: 'You can call me Papa.'
2: 'I can't do this Sahil.'