Posted: 07 May 2006 at 2:46am | IP Logged
Kripa woke up the next morning and to her utter surprise, she was alone in the room. Kripa looked towards the bathroom but noone was in there. She looked at the time and was a bit confused. It was only 7:30 a.m.
Kripa to herself: Angad kaha chala gaya?
Kripa quickly took a shower, got ready and went downstairs where everyone was having breakfast, except Angad.
Kripa: Good morning.
Everyone: Good morning.
Kripa: Mom, Angad kaha hai?
Naina: Beta, vo tho kab ka office chala gaya.
Kripa: Lekin itni jaldi...
Naina: Haan, vo koi important meeting thi aur usne kaha hai ke main tumko bata doon ke vo aaj raat ko late ho jayaga aur tum uski wait na karo.
Kripa (disappointed): Oh.
The whole day Kripa was a bit restless and when night finally came Kripa was waiting for Angad to return. It was 10:00 and Angad still hadn't returned so she decided to watch a movie to make time go by faster. Just then she got a call on her cell phone. The number was unknown and Kripa got a weird feeling inside.
Person: Hello Kripa bhabhi
Kripa: Bhabhi?...Ji kaun bol raha hai?
Person: Main, Angad ka dost, Suraj.
Kripa: Oh, acha acha. Ji kahiye.
Suraj: Vo kya main Angad se baat kar sakta hoon
Kripa: Agar aap ko Angad se baat karni hai to aap uske phone par phone kijiye.
Suraj: Maine try lekin vo switched off hai.
Kripa: Oh....lekin aap ke paas mera number kaise aaya?
Suraj: Angad ne ek baar aap ko mere phone se phone kiya tha...So can I talk to Angad?
Kripa: Acha...lekin Angad to yaha nahi...Main bhi ghar par usi ka intezaar kar rahi hoon.
Suraj: Lekin yeh kaise ho sakta hai...Maine abhi abhi aap dono ko Sheraton Hotel ke room number 203 mein jaate huye dekha hai. Maine Angad ko bolane ki bhi koshish ki lekin mujhe lagta hai ke use suniye nahi diya. Aur jab maine room par jaake knock karne ki koshish ki tho door par "Do Not Disturb" sign tha. Tab maine socha ke main uska phone try karta hoon lekin vo usne uthaya nahi to maine aap ko kiya.
Kripa (shocked, starting to get tears in her eyes): Are...Are you sure ke vo Angad aur main hi the?
Suraj: Arre bhabhiji, maine khud Angad ka chehra dekha lekin main aapko nahi dekh paya, aapki peet thi mere taraf. Anyways, rehne dijiye, main use dobara try karta hoon. Bye.
With that Suraj hung up and gave Angad a thumbs up.
Angad: Thanks yaar.
Suraj: Hey, don't say thanks. After all what are friends for.
With that Suraj left and Angad went into the hotel room.
Kripa was shocked and heart broken but then decided that she shouldn't believe what others say. She had to go see for herself what the truth was. Kripa reached the hotel and stood in front of room number 203. She had no way of getting in and didn't want to knock. Just then she saw a housekeeper.
Kripa: Excuse Me.
Kripa: I left my keys inside the room and I have no way of getting in.
Housekeeper: Here you can use this spare. When you are going to leave just leave it in the room.
Housekeeper: No problem.
With that Kripa made her way to the room and opened the door.
Kripa made her way to the room and opened the door. She quietly slipped into the room and closed the door behind her. All she heard was some soft romantic music. She couldn't see anything from there. There was a small hallway leading to the actual room. She very slowly tip toed towards there. She stopped dead in her tracks and had silent tears running down her cheeks. She was shocked at what she saw. Angad was passionately kissing some lady on the lips. Kripa took a step back and accidently knocked over a vase that was standing on a table nearby. Angad and the woman quickly got up to see who it was. Angad saw Kripa with tears in her eyes and gave an evil smirk to himself. Angad looked at Kripa who stood frozen on the spot for about a minute. Kripa then went up to Angad and gave him one tight slap, turned around and ran out of the room. Kripa ran out to the car and sat in there for a few minutes unable to control her tears and her pain. She had trusted Angad. She had loved Angad. She had thought that he had changed. After a bit she got a hold of herself and drove home, still thinking about what just happened. She went straight to her room. She locked the door and fell on the bed started to let out all the pain and heart ache.