Posted: 30 April 2006 at 1:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by ronitfan
Originally posted by ronitfan
Prerna and Rishabh are watching other presentations and Prerna starts feeling jittery and nervous. Prerna tries to hide it but Rishabh notices it and places his hand on her and tells her to relax-
Rishabh-"What's the matter? What happened?"
Prerna-"No..nothing. It's a very important tender right..I have to get this one."
Rishabh-"Oh Prerna! Winning and losing is a part of the game..relax!"
Prerna gives him an unsure smile. Rishabh gives her a naughty frown and encourages her to stay calm until she gets her chance. Before Prerna, C-Pharma Group of Industries is called upon to present their presentation. Prerna gets totally shocked when she looks at the person handling the presentation. It's Sheena- who had once been Prerna's best friend. Sheena and Prerna had a huge fight when Sheena married an old man just for his money. Rishabh had been unaware and he was still under the impression that they were still the bestest of friends as Prerna had not told him anything.
Prerna's mouth was left open as she looked on as Sheena did her presentation. When Sheena left the dias, she gave an ugly look to Prerna when Rishabh was not looking. Sheena sat down on her place and Prerna was feeling miserable. Prerna felt a hand on her shoulder and with it, immense love and care. She looked at it, it was Rishabh's. Prerna decided not to face him as she could not but lost it to him and faced him with all her courage...all her fears melted away when she saw the smile on Rishabh's face- wanting her to be two steps ahead of the world, with all the happiness...always..
To be contd..
Chalo folks, lemme continue-
Rishabh egged her on to go to the dias and continue with her presentation. Prerna nodded..Rishabh re-strengthened his hold on her hand and then let it go, smiling all the way.
Rishabh spotted someone familiar in the crowd and acknowledged him. Prerna made her way to the dias and started her presentation. It all went on smoothly and when she finished with it, she hurried back to her seat near Rishabh and he told her proudly that she had done a very good job indeed and he was very proud of her. Prerna smiled at him and they awaited the results.
As expected, Rishabh and Prerna won the contract. Rishabh was ecstatic and he bent over to kiss Prerna on her forehead. Prerna hugged him as well.A lot of people came to congratulate him and her and Rishabh was busy accepting their good wishes. Prerna once again spotted Sheena, who was giving her a most dangerous look. The crowd was draining away and Rishabh told Prerna to come with him and they need to celebrate this tender. Prerna nodded and told him to proceed whilst she caught up with Sheena.
Rishabh told her to come early. Prerna went to Sheena but was unable to strike a conversation. Sheena came up to her and snarled-"You are nothing without your husband, it would be better if you'd take a cue from me and sit at home cooking for your dear husband...no educational qualifications and just fooling him.."
Prerna was aghast by the comments and stood there rooted at the spot. Sheena gave her another nasty smirk and left the place. Prerna was alone in the hall..tears were flowing down her cheeks as she felt her ears go all red in self-realization..
"Was all that true?" she asked herself again and again..
To be Contd..
Prerna was left gasping for breath after Sheena's nasty remark. She looked at the presentation file in her hand and recalled the moment when Rishabh and her got the contract and were just so happy..
Suddenly she remembered what happened last night-"I wonder what makes you work so much" she had asked Rishabh- the truth was staring her hard in the face- she had negligible involvement in the tender and yet Rishabh was willing to let her take all the credit without even mentioning her efforts into it. She was shocked.
Slowly, she walked outside the venue- looking dejected. She was walking towards the car when she saw Rishabh catching up with his old friends and seeming very happy. Prerna forced a smile on her face as she walked up to Rishabh. Rishabh smiled at her and then bid his friends goodbye as he opened the door to the car out for Prerna with a big smile on his face.
Rishabh started the car and he was humming a song while driving the car. "Where are we going", Prerna asked him-
"Ofcourse you know where we are going.." he said, winking at her. Prerna gave him a small smile. They were going to the couple's favorite hangout- The Orchard. It was a resto belonging to Rishabh's dear friend- Rajesh. Rishabh dialled a number and snapped-"Rishabh Bajaj here..the usual for us please.."
The entire restaurant had been booked for her by Rishabh-
"Do you HAVE to do this each and everytime?"- she frowned and asked him-
"Yes it is- it has to be! For the most special person on Earth.." he smiled at her and pulled out a chair for her. There was a bottle of Champagne and Prerna's favorite pineapple cake. Rishabh was talking to Rajesh who welcomed the both of them. Prerna felt uneasy as she could not stop thinking of what Sheena said to her..Rishabh glanced at her and his face seemed grim..
To be contd!