Continuation: Week of Raveena's Wedding
Mehndi & Sangeet Night
Raveena comes back to her room once the mehndi and Sangeet ceremony is over.. a small satisfied smile on her face. "Kal meri shaadi hai... mere sabse ache dost ke saath'" she thinks to herself...when suddenly she is roughly pushed against the wall and a hand is clamped on her mouth.
She looks up and sees its Rohit. "Shh bilkul shor mat karna Raveena'" and saying so he removes his hand. "Tum yahan kya kar rahe ho.. " Raveena asks angrily. "Tumhe ek baari mein baat samjh nahin aati... meri shaadi ho rahi hai'" " Nahin... nahin aati tumhari koi bhi baat samjh mujhe.. kyunki main jaanta hoon ki tum yeh sab apni khushi se nahin kar rahi ho! Tum yeh apne parivaar ki khushi ke liye kar rahi ho! Raveena main sach mein tumse bahut pyaar karta hoon... please meri baat mano.. mat karo yeh shaadi.."
"Rohit.." Raveena pushes Rohit away from her and continues "tumhari koi bhi baat ka mujh pe koi asar nahi hone wala... main yeh shaadi apni khushi se karr rahi hoon.. tumhe maan-na hai.. toh theek hai varna mat maanoo..." "Yeh jhooth hai Raveena... mai janta hoon tum mujhse pyaar karti ho!" "Rohit tum yahan se jaate ho ya phir main chilaaon?" "Raveena please meri baat suno.. "
"Rohit tum jaate ho ke nahin" Raveena threatens again. "Theek hai.. par yeh baat abhi khatam nahin hui... main vapas aaonga..." and saying so Rohit leaves. Raveena sits on her bed, confused and scared not sure what to do next'..
Week of Raveena's wedding (Day 6: The wedding day)
It was the day of Raveena's wedding and there was much to be done. The shubh muharat of the wedding was in the afternoon around 1 pm and everyone was busy getting things set up at the hall. Kunal and Gaurav were running around ensuring that the caterers were set up and all arrangements to welcome guests were made. Siddhi, who was already done with her part of supervising the hall decorations as decided, was now busy working with the stylist to help Raveena look her best for her big day!
Once Raveena is all dressed up, Siddhi and the stylist leave as Badi Maa, Pooja, Veena and Siddhi all needed to get ready too. Raveena was busy admiring herself in the mirror when she sees Rohit standing right behind her .
Scared she turns around, "Tum, Rohit tum yahan kya kar rahe ho?" "Main tumhe lene aaya hoon Raveena, tum chalo mere saath!" "Tumhe ek baari mein baat samjh nahi aati.. main shaadi kar rahi hoon Vikram ke saath.. apni marzi se."
Rohit grabs her hand, and says "Tum sirf meri ho, aur main jaanta hoon ki tum mujhse ab bhi pyaar karti ho!" "Nahin Rohit main tumse pyaar karti thi, ab nahin!" "Yeh jhooth hai Raveena' mujhe tumhari aankhon mein ab bhi pyaar dikhta hai.. chalo hum dono bhag chale yahan se... hum aaj hi shaadi kar lenge" "Rohit chodo mujhe..." Raveena tries to get away from Rohit.
Suddenly the door to Raveena's room (at the marriage hall) opens and Richa walks in. She walks over to them and says "Raveena...Rohit sach keh raha hai.. yeh tumse bahut pyaar karta hai...tum dono bhag jao yahan se... main sab sambhal loongi." "Richa tum yeh keh rahi ho!" "Haan Raveena main yeh tumse keh rahi hoon! Apne pyaar ko kho ke jeena kaisa hota hai koi mujhse pooche...main nahin chahati ki tumhe aur Rohit ko iss dard ka samna karna pade..."
"Richa tum mujhe yeh sab keh rahi ho? Yeh jaante hue ki Rohit Nisha ka gunnhegar hai?" "Nahin Raveena yeh koi badi saazish hai.. Rohit ko jhoothe case mein fasaya gaya hai... Rohit sach mein bekasoor hai... aur tum dono ki shaadi ki saakshi main khud hoongi. Main toh bas itna chahti hoon, ki tum dono mil jao'" Rohit turns to Raveena, with tears in his eyes and says "Please Raveena, please chalo.. main sach mein tumse bahut pyaar karta hoon!"
"Rohit... " Raveena, Rohit and Richa all turn towards the new voice and recoil seeing Gaurav and Kunal standing at the door. Kunal storms into the room, pries Rohit's fingers from Raveena's arm and shouts "Tumhari himmat kaise hui yahan pe aane ki... aur meri behan ko yeh kehne ki woh apni hi shaadi se bhage?" Kunal shouts.
"Kunal bhaiyya woh..." Rohit stammers but Richa steps in and says "Kunal dekho yeh dono kya karne jaa rahe the...main toh inhe samjha rahi thi.. ki aisa koi kadam na uthaen.. jo bhi baat hai woh hum sab aapas mein suljha sakte hain..."
"Par Rohit Raveena ko bhagne ke liye kyun keh raha hai... " Gaurav questions innocently. "Yeh dono ek doosre se pyaar karte hain.." Richa answers. "Kya?" Kunal asks shocked. "Haan Kunal, mujhe bhi aaj abhi hi pata chala ki yeh dono ek doosre se bahut pyaar karte hain.. Main toh bas inhe samjha rahi thi.. Ki inhe yeh baat hume pehle hi batani chahiye thi.. taki baat itni aage na badti.. aur yeh nobat na aati ki yeh dono bhagne ka sochte..." Richa finishes.
Kunal takes a few steps towards Richa and says... "Richa tum jaisi dost'" and slaps her. Richa is flabbergasted and she stares at Kunal'"Kunal tumne mujhe thappad mara.. main tumhare ghar ki izzat ke liye in dono ko galat kaam karne se rok rahi thi.. aur tumne..."
Kunal drags Richa over to the TV in the room and turns it on.. and shows Richa the video of all that transpired in the make-up room before Kunal and Gaurva's entry. Richa looks at the video shocked... Kunal turns to her and says "Tum meri dost ho Richa? Sabse achi dost.. haina... toh yeh hai tumhari dosti?"
Richa fumbles trying to come up with an excuse.. "Main batata hoon Richa tum kaisi dost ho...tum aisi dost ho.. jo meri hi behan ko kehti hai.. ki woh apne hi ghar mein chori kare taaki tum apne bhai ko bacha sako... Tum aisi dost ho jo ki jaanti thi ki meri behan aur tumhara bhai ek doosre se pyaar karte the.. aur phir bhi tumne yeh baat mujhe bata zaroori nahin samjha..tum aisi dost ho jo mujhe itna pyaar karti hai.. ...ki woh unn sabko dukh deti hai jinse main pyaar karta hoon!"
Richa listens to all this and starts crying... she falls at Kunal's feet and says "Please Kunal maine yeh sab tumhare liye kiya... please Kunal" Kunal looks at her and says "Main yakeen nahin kar sakta ki maine apni zindagi ke 5 saal tumhare liye barbad kiye.. tum ho hi nahin mere layak...Inspector " Kunal shouts at the top of his voice.
In walks a police inspector with few constables. "Inspector, aapne saari baatein to sun hi li hai.. aur saboot" Kunal quickly goes over to the TV and removes the DVD "ye raha... Baki ki formalities main kal aake poori kar doonga'" "Theek hai Mr. Chopra" the inspector says and asks the constables to handcuff Richa and Rohit. "Kunal please meri baat toh suno.." Richa pleads but Kunal gives her a dirty look as she is dragged out of the room.
Kunal walks over to Raveena, puts his hand on her head and asks'"Tu theek hai Raveena?" "Ji bhaiyya... thank you.." and she hugs him. "Arey thank you kis baat ka... tere ko kaha tha naa'... ki hum sab tere saath hain... Bas kabhi humse koi problem chupana mat... Yeh bhi acha kiya tune.. jo hume Rohit ki chithi aur phir uska tere kamre main aane ke baare mein tune bata diya varna..."
"Varna kya bhaiyya..." Gaurav interjects"Aap bhi negative kyun sochte ho...sab theek ho gaya ab'" and saying so the three of them share are hug! "Acha bahut ho gaya.. kaafi kaam rehta hai abhi. Gaurav tu abhi Raveena ke paas ruk, Main aaya.. mujhe Siddhi se baat karni hai" and Kunal leaves.
Kunal walks over to the room where Siddhi is busy getting ready. He knocks on the door "Kaun hai.." Siddhi shouts..."Siddhi main hoon, tumse zaroori baat karni hai..." "Kunal aajaye.. maine darwaaza lock nahin kiya hai."
Kunal walks into the room and sees that Siddhi is wearing the dark navy blue colored lehanga..and smiles "Tum achi lag rahi ho!" "Thank you Kunal...vaise mujhe yeh lehgna bahut pasand hai'."
Kunal clears his throat and says "Umm Siddhi'..tumhe yaad hai.. hum uss din jab cards khel rahe the..." "Ji.. aur aap jeet gaye the..." "Haan.. aur shart thi ki..." "Jeetne wala haarne waale se kuch bhi maang sakta hai.. aur harne wala naa nahin kar sakta... haan Kunal mujhe yaad hai.. par aap abhi kyun yeh sab keh rahi hain...kal yeh baat nahin ho sakti" Siddhi questions, while trying to put on her earrings.
Kunal walks over to her, takes both her hands in his and says' "Siddhi mujhe tumse kuch maangna hai..." "Kunal aap kal maang lijiye ga... abhi main late ho rahi hoon'"
"Siddhi" he says, looking into her eyes. "Theek hai maangiye.. kya chahiye aapko?" Siddhi says.. finally giving up!
"Kya tum mujhse aaj abhi doobara shaadi karogi?"
"Kya ?" Siddhi questions, shocked!.
"Siddhi kya tum mujhse aaj isis mandap mein shaadi karogi?" Kunal asks her again.
"Kunal hamari shaadi ho chuki hai...aap bhool gaye kya?"
"Nahin bhoola nahin... par tab jin halaat mein hamari shaadi hui thi hum dono jaante hai... humne yeh shaadi ki thi maa ki khatir, anand ki aakhri ichcha ki khatir aur issliye kyunki main sochta tha.. ki maine apna pyaar kho diya.. aur tumne apna...ek samjhota kiya tha hum dono ne. Par ab main yeh shaadi karna chahta hoon sirf isliye kyunki main apni baki ki zindagi tumhare saat bitana chahta... aage badna chahta hoon... par agar tumhe yeh theek lage tab hi"
Siddhi looks at Kunal with tears in her eyes.. and says "Shilpa theek kehti hai.. Koi kisi ki jagah nahi leta.. har koi apni jagah banata hai hamare dil mein"
"Matlab" Kunal asks all confused and Siddhi throws her arms around him and hugs him'"Matlab haan Kunal main aapse shaadi karoongi.. aaj hi " and Kunal hugs her back...both in their hearts thanking Anand for bringing them together...
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