That's her, from the jewellery shop, who is she and who's with her, him, what
are they doing, hugging? He's holding her lovingly. NO! It can't be, I don't
believe this, No, no, no!
welled up in her eyes, they slid down her face now pale and down her saree,
with the horror of what she had just witnessed and she couldn't believe he could do something like that and on
top of that. It was the girl she never liked'.It can't be true whatever I saw. But the thoughts troubled her. She
wouldn't let it go easily, and she knew she had to find out whether it was true
Slowly she made her way toward where they were standing. It became
clearer to see who was there. It was her
no place in my life, do you understand? I don't love you, never have and never
will! Remember this I do not wish to repeat myself! I only loved Anita; you can
never take her place! You understand? Do
you realise that you have ruined my life". He shouted at Gopi with his back
facing her. "Ji, what"? Gopi looked questioningly at him. Did he just reject
her from his entire life? By the time he had turned around Gopi had started
crying badly. She had longed for someone to love her more than there self but
that did not happen. Even her husband did not love her! Who's Anita? Gopi had
asked. Ahem's nostrils flared, he pulled open the cupboard door and took out
his diary and shut the door so hard that it had made Gopi jump in fear. Roughly
he took out a photo and placed it into Gopi's palms and jabbed at the girl in
the photo. This is Anita, a thousand times better than you! And without another
word he had left Gopi standing in the middle of the room with a diary and the
photo. Proof of her shattered life! That had been at the beginning of their
marriage, they did not even know each other!
to steal my husband away from me? It has been nearly a year after our wedding,
why now? I won't let her, that's impossible'Gopi carried on walking towards them.
They did not even notice that she was heading towards them; they were so
engrossed in their own talks. Gopi thought that
this new kindness towards her was just and act? So that she would not suspect
him. That is why she never held her hopes high; she had learnt that lesson
Without a second thought she was about to rush towards them and
make her presence known and confront them as to what was going on. Her heart started to beat faster than it already was. Just say I am wrong and they are just
meeting as friends? I doubt that, and then what will he think of me it that is
right? But I need to find out. She
continued to go further, but then a voice stopped her.
'Gopi'!!! She heard a
male voice calling her, she jerked her head towards the left of her, she had no
time to stop and at this time she needed no obstruction. But to her surprise
she saw her old friend Vijay; he was waving at her with a lot of enthusiasm. He
wandered over to Gopi waiting for her to respond, but she didn't. Instead she
kept glancing behind her as if she were about to miss something. Coming very
close to her he hugged her tightly and then released her, he had a huge grin on
'Hi, how are you Gopi, it been a long time since we met' 'You forgot
your best friend'? Vijay said pleasantly. Although Gopi was a little surprised
by the hug she hugged him back half heartedly. Although she wanted to feel
thrilled at meeting her childhood closest friend but all she felt was sadness. She forced
herself to smile and plastered a smile on her face. 'Umm, yes Vijay it's been a
very long time. I am fine, how are you'? Gopi replied dryly. She quickly glanced
back and to her surprise saw him striding
towards them. Where is she? Why is he
walking towards us? She knew that he
had heard Vijay calling her; otherwise he wouldn't even have known that she was
here. 'Hello, I am Ahem, Ahem Modi, CEO of Modi industries'. He introduced himself. 'I am Gopi's
husband'. Ahem said with a stern expression on his face, a face which showed no
emotions. 'This is Vijay' Gopi said curtly, unable to look at him without tears
falling out of her eyes. Ahem and Vijay looked at each other, an awkward
silence filled the air around them. Realising the tension, Gopi smiled at Vijay
and quickly promised to meet him later at some other time. They were in a rush
and needed to go.
Vijay could sense the tension between the couple and decided
that it was not the time to talk to his best friend. She had changed a lot. Before
she was a lively girl, in school she was the happy one making everyone smile. Although
she was not bright, no one had hated her. The problems she had at home were
only told to Vijay by Gopi's sister Rashi. Rashi had trusted Vijay a lot because
Gopi and Vijay were very close, he tried to make her smile and laugh whenever
she was upset.
on. Let go and have some ice cream'.' No Vijay I am not in the mood, please
leave me' that day Gopi had been in trouble because she had not done any
homework because her Mami had made her clean the entire the house and stay awake the entire night as it was Rashi's
birthday and there was a party the next day. Rashi had helped her do some of
the work but her Mami had also shouted at Rashi for helping. Gopi being Gopi had
persuaded Rashi to leave. On top of that her teacher had sent her out of lesson
for not doing homework and sleeping in lesson. The sadness was very clear on Gopi's
face, outside the classroom tears had flowed out her eyes constantly, unable to
stop. 'Please Gopi don't be like that, if you don't come with me to eat ice
cream I will never talk to you' 'Vijay, you never listen, if you don't talk to
me then who will. I need a friend like you'? Oh I'm so sorry please don't cry more
and lets go for ice cream'. He pulled Gopi with him and went to eat ice cream. He
had bought her favourite pistachio and fed her with his hands. Gopi had refused
at first and then after she finished her ice cream she was happy again. She had
hugged him tightly and said that she would never forget the things he will do
for her', she loved him like a brother. He had always supported her.
Vijay felt that this was not the right time, he agreed with Gopi and
faintly smiled at Ahem and walked away. He hoped the best for the couple and
knew that if Gopi needed any help he would surely help.
Gopi turned towards him,
she was furious as it were with what she had witnessed. But she was shocked to
see him glaring at her. His nostrils
flared and the anger was clearly visible in his eyes, the stern expression on
his face had not faltered. 'Who was that'? He commanded more than questioned. Why should I answer, who is he to ask? When he
is cheating behind my back then why should I answer? She bravely stared into his eyes and
replied in a monotone 'why should I tell you? You have no right over me. If you
do not tell me who you meet then why shall I tell you? She blasted. He looked shocked, he never expected
this blow. He became angrier. 'What do you mean I have no right over you? I am
your husband, lawfully wedded husband; I don't need to tell you anything'. 'You
are wrong Mr Modi; I have every right to know why you were with that woman,
that woman who is ruining my life. Does she not realise that you are married? What
about me? Did you not even think of me once before you had done this? She shouted
at him. 'Gopi what are you'..' That's enough Ahemji, I have seen enough, I do
not need to hear anymore'..
Without another word Gopi turned on her heels not able to hear
anymore, walked straight ahead. Quickening her pace she started to run
slightly. She could hear ahem striding after her telling her to stop. But she
was in no mood to listen. She had had enough!
Fresh tears welled in her eyes blurring her vision and streamed
down her face. Next minute all she heard was GOPI!
is dark, completely dark; I can't see anything! What's this, my eyes fell to
heavy and I can't even open them! "Gopi, Gopi wake up!" why is he still near
me? Too many people around me, I don't like being centre of attention' take me
away from her. 'Call the ambulance quickly' she heard him shout.
But soon enough the voices faded out and Gopi drifted off into the
darkness; while the world around her continued their daily routines'.this was
not a normal day''and it was not over YET...
that's the end of part 2...
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