Friends, I am posting the 3rd part of my ff. I think due to the fact that this story starts after the separation, not many readers. I will continue this ff if I get some encouragement, or would not bore you further. Thank you for reading.
Baba : "Nidhi there is an ad in the paper for an intern in SV hospital. Why don't you apply beta?" " Nidhi looks at him
with pained eyes and says " I don't know if I would be able to do a good job Baba, I have lost confidence in myself." Baba
gulps with sad eyes and looks at Dadi Bua helpelssly, while she looks at him with assured eyes and turns to Nidhi " What is
my dear Nidhi saying? Is there any other girl in lucknow who stood 14th all over India in MBBS? So only Nidhi can be suitable
for any such job. Come on, get up, you quickly get ready, I am serving your favorite breakfast, and then you see how it
will give you all the confidence and luck you need for the job". Nidhi looked unsure, but Dadi Bua seemed determined, and waited
patiently till Nidhi went to get ready.
While going in the car with Anjie, Nidhi said " You know Anjie, in the last few days, whatever I went through, never thought
I could work in a hospital again. Those surroundings, the OT, the patients everything would remind me of Kotnis and him.
How would I ever get over it", her eyes started getting moist. Anjie, patted her shoulder softly, " Time is the best healer
Nidhi, helps you out of your biggest sorrows. And then think of those patients, who are missing out on such a wonderful doctor.
You're lucky you will always have a purpose in life Nidhi, being a doctor you always have your patients to take care of
and share their pain. Few get this opportunity to forget their own pain while helping others." As they looked out, they had reached
SV hospital. After meeting the dean and staff there, Nidhi warmed up to the place. Sarita, the admin manager was a friendly
middle aged lady and offered Nidhi to show around the hospital. Though not as big as Kotnis, the hospital seemed good with
cheerful staff and Nidhi hoped it would help her to be a good doctor, at the same time keep herself busy and forget her pain.
"You look around Dr. Nidhi, I will be back soon", said sarita as she got a call. Nidhi took a peek at her favorite ward, the
children's ward, and suddenly remember the kids in Kotnis. You get so attached to kids, she was wondering the kids there also must be
missing her like she misses them. As she tiptoed in the ward, she saw some kids were sleeping, some were reading books, one little boy
boy was looking here and there, sometimes at the ceiling with a look of fear, sometimes sadness in his eyes. Nidhi went up to him,
"Hi, whats your name, I am Nidhi", she got her hand forward for a handshake. The boy ignored her and sat staring at the walls now.
"You know I also like to look at the walls and ceiling when I am sad", this time the boy looked at her. " Do you like to make
pictures? of the sky, the trees, the sun outside?" The boy nodded yes. Nidhi grabbed a paper and a pencil and said, "Draw whatever
u like and next time I will get markers so you can color your pictures, ok? " the boy smiled a little. Just then, Sarita came
looking for Nidhi " Oh here you are Dr. Nidhi, I was looking for you. Come let me introduce to the rest of the staff", and
they met a bunch of doctors, interns,nurses. " Welcome to SV hospital Dr. Nidhi, I hope you will like working as a team here'
and we will scare the diseases away together", said the dean Mr Kadam smiling, who was an old bearded man in his late fifties probably, but
seemed good humored and calm. Then they all went to work. sarita told Nidhi, her duty was in the Gynecology ward, where she would assist
Dr. Lata. Nidhi went to the Gynaec ward and went through some case files.She didn't realise it was lunchtime till Sarita told her
about the cafeteria and showed her. Nidhi took her purse and went with some interns. Though she didn't feel much hunger these
days, still she thought her body would need it now that she is working, and a burger on the menu caught her eyes, so she
decided to give it a try. Nidhi got to talk with the other interns Asha, Ritu, Sanya, Jiya while at lunch. It seemed as if
it had been so long, she did all this talking. While going back to her ward, she passed by the children's ward again and
saw the boy who was drawing. He had finished his drawing and playing with a balloon, which had got a smile on his face now.
Nidhi couldn't help going in, and said " You look lovely with the smile, who gave you this balloon?", Sarita aunty did, its my
favorite color blue, look, he excitedly showed Nidhi, as soon as Nidhi tried to hold it, the balloon flew away, "my balloon,
my balloon," cried the boy, Nidhi tried running after the balloon, it went a little higher, she got a stool and tried to reach it
, she almost got it, but she needed to inch up a little, "There, got your balloon", said she, but her foot was at the edge of the
stool and she closed her eyes in anticipation of a fall, when a pair of strong arms, caught her before she reached the floor.