hey ! I am BACK as I promised ! Exams are over, don't ask how it was ! It was not good not bad, kinda average ! Well, this one is only SS I can write as of now ! And, I can't promise regular updates as I have so many works, shoppings and movies to watch ! But, I will finish this ! So, How many missed me ? Those who did not, I am with you ALL ! It's good to be back !
Some love stories continue just being
He was in deep sleep when his
phone rang, he did not move. Phone rang again, he remained still and after
third ring, he got up and took his cell, looked at the display picture in the
cell, and smiled even in sleep, in his groggy yet husky voice he said,
On the other side, a sweet, tired
but exciting voice responded,
'No...Geet! I am sleeping damn it!
It's 2 am in the night. Let
'Fifteen minutes. I will see you'
and she cut the call.
Even after he knew that line was
dead, he said angrily,
'I am not coming.'
After Fifteen Minutes
When he entered the house, it
took no longer for him to realize that it was mess, and as always, he was again
right that she was painting and something was wrong. Geet and Maan were friends
from last year of college, it was quite strange that even after three years of
same college, they did not knew each other, and when they met, it was farewell
party for Maan, and she was volunteering for her seniors, they met and they
knew, they were friends, one meeting and another, few more coffees, few more
parties, few more movies, few street shopping, some college admissions issues,
further study tensions, one day picnic's, exams and they knew, they had each
other. It was not at all strange for any of them to feel awkward because of
their age difference, as she was junior and Maan was her senior. Even after his
college, and further study in Delhi and London for Architecture, they knew they
were together, calls, messages, chats, mails, social networking played
important role in their difference, and when he would come back home, he would
meet her and they would discuss same problems about life and movie flaws, Delhi
traffics, latest iphones, fights about parties and almost everything. Geet was
interested in arts, she was a talented and gifted painter and from her very
first official painting to last, she would always show it first to Maan and
Maan, as usual, would complete the paintings by suggesting her something just
something, which she would never realized. It was just a connection which
neither of them knew.
He saw her sitting in the middle
of the floor with incomplete painting, her hairs were undone, and there was red
color from the paint on her cheeks and forehead. He stood there and took the
sip of the coffee from her mug by the side of the table.
'Hmmm...good. This is perfect. Why
did you call?'
'I know it's good. I called for
Maan was taken aback little
because he was used to this by then, for perfect finishing to her painting, she
would call anytime, but it was not the reason. And, it was fairly a surprise
for him. The reason to worry for him was justified because she came back this
evening only after one month from Mumbai for her workshop and exhibition. When
he called her, she did not even ask to meet him. And, after that, at midnight,
there she was, Clueless.
'What is it?' he directly said
and took a sit on the couch.
'Maan...I have to tell you
'I know. Now, spit it out!'
Geet was equally nervous, uneasy
and thrilled too. She knew it was impossible for her to hide anything from
Maan. She got up and sat beside him, and ever so slowly, she said,
'I am getting married.'
There was a silence for few
seconds, and then, he could found voice in his throat.
She nodded with an electrifying smile.
'If that was not a joke then you
better start explaining me.' He said in shock. He was obviously upset.
And, she started how she met
Aditya in Mumbai, in her exhibition and workshop. Though there was not even
remote connection between their professions, she was a painter and he was a
pilot, but they met and they fell in love.
'It's stupid. This is not movie,
Geet. What is this? One month and you are sure? Have you recently watched too
many movies? This is crazy. Do you hear me?' he shouted.
'Shhh...shut up! Listen to me,
Maan.' She yelled out in loud voice and held his hands tight and looked into
'Maan I know its little crazy...'
but she was cut off by him.
'...little?' he again shouted.
'Let me complete first.'
'Okay...Whatever.' He was undoubtedly
displeased but most importantly angry.
'Look. I know its all of a sudden
for you and trust me, for me too it's the same. When I went Mumbai, I was not
even thinking about anything like this but this happened. Aditya happened to
me. I love him and the interesting thing is that he loves me too. I am being
loved. I know this is just crap for you, but I do believe in this. I love him
and I know he is the one.'
'But you just spend a month
and...god knows...what's gotten into you?' he tried to get up, total disappointed.
'Maan...' she held him again and
'Maan...I know its just a month but
you know sometimes one look that takes it all and sometimes you spend all your
life and you know he is not the one. I know Aditya is the one, because when I
met him, I felt it never before, I was secure. I know he is there. Love at
first sight happens.' She smiled.
But he just looked at her as he
did not believe any single word she said. For few seconds, they did not say
anything, he just looked at her with his big, anger stricken eyes and she knew
he needed time to absorb this fact. After all, she did shock him. And, when she
felt he was calm a bit, she again broke the silence.
'Say something. I know you are
angry but Maan, you are my best buddy, and if you can not accept this, I can
not do it. I want you to accept this, you matter to me. I want your approval. I
can't do it without you.'
She knew Maan was her only friend
on the earth with whom she shared everything, for her, Maan was next to
'I reject the guy. Now what?' he
'Then I will fight and fight and
fight until you accept him.' she smiled.
With that Maan smiled a little,
he could not hide his smile anymore, on her innocent, pure and honest reply.
'Does your brother knows?' he
'Hmmm...No. You are the first. I
will tell Vikramlater.'
Geet had only one elder brother
in her family. When she was seven her parents died in an accident and from
then, their uncle raised them in a village and her brother raised her and took
care of her and when he thought he was able to take care of himself and his
sister independently, he moved to Delhi and they created their whole new little
world, his brother was ambitious, honest and hard working guy, in no time he
established himself in business. They were happy in their small world. He was
possessive and protective for his sister like Maan but surprisingly he bonded
well with Maan and they became friends, too. It was strange but they had their
little world in each other.
'Geet, I hope you know what you
are doing.' He added.
'Don't worry. I know. I have you,
too. And I know you will love him, too.'
'No chance, I am not the one who
you think. You keep your pilot with you; I am good on earth with my hot
chicks.' He smiled again.
She was relieved at least Maan
was involving in the talk, but she knew that next morning, in few hours, from
Aditya's birth certificate to his last residence and entire history would be on
his table. She knew he was Maan. She knew he would leave no probability; he
would do everything to make sure that he was the right guy.
'What's the name again?' Maan
'He is not a criminal. I love
Aditya, and you better start respecting my future husband.' She said trying to
clear the air.
Maan rolled his eyes and said,
'After I approve him.'
'You will' she said, confidently.
'Can I have coffee? You just blew
my mind in the middle of the night and I have to go early for my new hotel
launch. You are messing with my professional life, Miss Geet!' he smiled.
'I don't care, Mr. Maan Singh
Khurana. I don't care what you do, you and your thousand hotels and franchises,
I just know my friend Maan. That's it. And,
I can call him anytime.'
Maan was established businessman
by then, after his education, he inherited his father's same business but
extended to the whole world, Khurana's were worldwide famous for their five star
hotel chains and then, Maan extended his wings by opening the same brand and
franchises in other countries, too. Maan doubled what his father created and it
was just a start. He was powerful, rich, dynamic and a smart businessman. He
made his way from no one could ever think. Maan's professional achievements
were increasing day by day, but none of them affected Maan and Geet's
friendship. They did not changed even after four years, they were still the
same, fighting with each other for silly reasons, and she was still his same
friend of college who was authorized to call him anytime or to enter the
Khurana's any time, any day. And, Maan was the same for Geet, he was still the
same guy for her who was her friend in college, who made her food on Sundays,
who helped her in paintings, who fight with her for not picking up his call and
then again, fighting with her for apologizing. They were best friends, forever
friends as they said.
'Okay. But you have to approve
him, Maan. I love him.'
'Will you just shut up and bring
coffee?' And, she smiled. She knew he was calm but still he needed time to
absorb this shock she had given to his system.
And as she thought, in next few
days, Maan approved him, after million questions and inquiries. Aditya was a
nice, charming, smart and caring guy unlike Maan who was angry, egoistic, rude
and aloof, except for Geet and his little sister, Aditi. Maan was their hero,
Aditi and Maan was probably the best brother-sister in the world, Aditi was
younger than Maan but still she was mature, kind, responsible and sweet again,
unlike Maan. She was peaceful and steady, Aditi was Maan's family, never it did
happen that he ever spend time with his father, after his mother's death, Maan
became aloof, he only cared for his sister and for most of the time, he was at
Geet's home as he disliked the idea of living his father chose. Maan had a
strange relationship with his father. He loved him so much that only he could
leave him. Geet always believed that Maan loved his father more than anything
else, but he avoided the topic successfully all these years.
Maan was the elder brother and
son of the Khurana's and he knew well, he knew what his responsibilities were.
He took over the business from his father but never in those years, had he even
a breakfast with his dad. Aditi, on the other hand, was aware of the fact that
her father needed someone, she was nice about it, but she knew Maan loved him
as well but after one fight before years, she stopped talking discussing about
this issue to either of them as she knew well that it would give pain to Maan
only. After Aditi got married before two years, there was nothing more to say
between father and son. They hardly spent time, the last time he even saw his
dad was probably before weeks, when by chance he came early from office and he
was there with some women. The only thing he did not like about his father was
that, after his mother's death, he started dating another woman who was just
two years elder than him and then another and another and it continued which
Maan hated. The only pain relief for Maan was to be with his closest, dear,
near, sweet, cute and best friend, Geet.
Edited by maanddy - 03 December 2011 at 11:06pm