The New Girl
Final Chapter- The Lost Diary
Today was Pavis final day of her audit assignment. But a bigger challenge was awating her. Before leaving the office she called Rashi on her cell..
"Hi Rashi..kaha par ho tum?"
"Pavi mai ghar pe hu..kaho"
"Yaar aaj mera aaj aakhiri din hai assignment kaa aur kal mai vaapas jaa rahi hu...to socha ki jaane se pehle ek party rakhte hai. Ahem, Gopi, tum, Jigar aur mai.."
"Arey wah Pavi..ye to bahut accha idea hai"
"To tum Jigar, Ahem aur Gopi ko bata dena hum sab saath chalenge."
Rashi told Jigar, Ahem and Gopi about Pavi's plan. But they already knew that, but still acted as if they are happy and surprised to hear this.
Gopi was really feeling uncomfortable, because she never went to a place like this before. There were bright neon light everywhere, loud music and was jam packed with people. Pavi ordered drinks for everyone. Gopi refused at first but Ahem forced her to drink it.
Pavi straight away asked Jigar to dance with her. Jigar agreed without hesitation. Ahem and Gopi both were looking at Rashi to see how she is reacting to it. She just gave a smile. All these days Pavi had created a really good impression on her, so she didn't take any wrong meaning of it.
Pavi and Jigar both went to dance floor and disappeared in crowd. Now it was Ahem and Gopis turn to take the plan forward. Ahem asked Gopi to dance with her. She first refused it but Ahem grabbed her hand and took her to the dance floor. Now Rashi was standing there alone.
She was trying to search for Jigar and Pavi but couldn't find them. But what she saw there was many couples dancing really close to each other. She thought Jigar and Pavi might be... Now she was eagerly trying to search for Pavi and Jigar. But she couldn't so she went to the other side of the dance floor and there she found Pavi and Jigar dancing with each other. Rashi didn't know how to react to it. She was confused.
But suddenly a thought came to her mind. Why did Pavi ask Jigar to dance with her not Ahem. She is a friend of Ahem then why she didn't ask him. Now she was getting worried about it. She started looking at their dance moves really carefully and the expression on their face. She noticed that they never lost the eye contact even for a second. She took her eyes of them quickly, for some reasons she couldn't watch them like this for long. She tried her best to divert her attention but it didn't work.
Suddenly the music changed and now it was a soft romantic number playing. Everyone changed their rhythm. Pavi and Jigar felt uncomfortable suddenly and they left the dance floor. Rashi felt a little relieved. Jigar searched for Rashi and saw her standing on the other side and called her. When she was walking towards then she saw Jigar saying something to Pavi. She joined them and Jigar ordered more drinks. Rashi saw how much they were enjoying this and then he saw Ahem and gopi dancing on romantic number. She suddenly felt alone there. She was the only one who was not enjoying this.
"Jigar jee...hum ghar chale kya?"
"Kyu hua Rashi abhi abhi to aaye hai"
"Nahi wo mai bas..."
Jigar interrupted her and asked Pavi
"Tumhe ye gana bahut pasand hai naa?"
"Haa bilkul...ye to mera favorite gana hai"
"Neki aur pooch pooch?"
And they both went to dance floor again.
Rashi was stunned. Her eyes were hooked on Pavi and Jigar once again. She couldn't hear the music or see anything else other than Jigar and Pavi.
What the heck was happening, she thought. Am i here or not? Can they see me? What happened to Jigar jee? What was Pavi thinking? Does she like Jigar jee? Or does Jigar jee...?
No it can't happen. She shunned the thought quickly. She was feeling furious with Jigar and Pavi. She felt like kicking Pavi into abyss and punching Jigar. Well thats the worst she could think of Jigar.
Rashi was not the kind of a girl who would just stand there and watch things going out of her hands. So she decided to jump in between Pavi and Jigar. She decided that she is going to do it and get her husband back from the devil.
Jigar was keeping an eye on Rashi all this time. He saw she was slowly getting angry with him and Pavi and now she was moving towards dance floor. He gave Pavi a hint that Rashi is coming towards them.
Before Rashi could say something Pavi made a excuse and left them alone. Jigar saw Rashi and asked
It all happened so quickly that Rashi didn't have time to react to Jigar's question. Jigar didn't waste any time and quickly held her by waist. Although looking at her mood he kept a little distance.
Rashi was not interested in dancing at all. All she wanted to do is kick Jigar and Pavi. But if dancing kept Pavi away from Jigar she was ready for it. So she joined Jigar and rested her hands on his shoulders. But she simply refused to look at Jigar.
"Kya hua Rashi? tumhara mood kharab lag raha hai?"
Rashi was surprised at this straight forward question.
"Nahi aise koi baat..nahi"
"Kaise nahi hai..maine dekha tumko. Pehle tum dance floor ke us side mai the phir tum waha aa chali gayee..kyu? mujhe dhund rahi thee kya?"
How come Jigar knows this...thought Rashi.
"Nahi Jigar jee..wo to mai bas aise he..."
"Aur phir tum gussa ho gayee mujhe aur Pavi ko dekh kar..hai naa?"
Rashi was feeling really embarrassed. She knew that Jigar had caught her red handed. She tried to leave the dance floor but Jigar caught her tightly.
"Kya hua Rashi...jaldi kya hai...jawab to do. Kya mehsoos kar rahi thi tum mujhe aur Pavi ko saath dekh kar?"
"Jigar jee kaisee baat kar rahe hai aap...mai kyu bhura manugi.."
"Bura? maine kab kaha ki tum bura man rahi thee...oh ek minute..to tumko bura laga mujhe aur Pavi ko dekh kar? "
Jigar pulled Rashi more close to her keeping her hands on her waist. Rashi put her hands on Jigar chest to resist him.
"Bolo Rashi...tumhe bura kyu laga?"
"Nahi Jigar jee..aisee baat nahi hai..wo mai waha akeli khadi bore ho rahi thee.."
"Tum to mujhse pyaar karti nahi to tumhe bura kyu laga?"
"Kisne kaha ki mai aapse Pyaar nahi karti..."
Rashi suddenly realized what just she said in an emotional outburst...She couldn't make eye contact with Jigar. First he embarrassed her by asking questions and now this, so she looked down..
"Meri taraf dekho Rashi"
Jigar removed his hands from her waist and hold her face and kissed her forehead.
"Mai bhi tumse bahut pyaar karta hu Rashi...bahut pyaar karta hu.."
Pavi was looking at them from distance. She couldn't hear them but she could understand what was happening. She fulfilled her promised that she made to Baa.
She saw Jigar got a phone and left the dance floor. Rashi followed him. Jigar quickly went to Ahem and told him something. Both were looking really worried and Rashi and Gopi were in shock.
They all came to Pavi..Jigar's, Gopi's and Rashi's eyes were already wet. Jigar said
Pavi saw Ahem, Gopi and Rashi all were looking at her. Ahem continued..
"hume abhi ghar chalna hoga"
Gopi and Rashi were crying really hard. Pavi tried to calm them..
They reached home. And the atmosphere was really blue. Parag and chirag were busy calling their relatives.. they quickly rushed to Baa's room. And there they saw Kokila and Hetal standing near Baa. some of the relatives and neighbors were already there. They were consoling Hetal and Kokila.
Rashi, Gopi and Jigar quickly went near Baa. They just couldn't believe what was happening. Pavi stood near the door looking at Baa. She couldn't take the courage to go near her.
Ahem, Chirag and Parag knew that in this time they have to handle everything. They knew they have to control themselves.
Every person present there gave sradhanjali to Baa. They touched her feet and prayed for a even better next life. They prepared arthi for her. Till then Kokila, Jigar had calmed down and were helping others with rituals. Gopi, Rashi and Hetal were still were unable to control themselves. And Pavi was trying her best to avoid everyone eyes. Kokila knew how much she was close to Baa. so she tried to talk with her..
"Beta..ab jo jaa rahe hai inko aise sukhsat mat karo..kuch to bolo"
And Pavi gave in. she cried so hard that for a second she couldn't even breath and then a loud scream escaped from her mouth. Kokila put her head on her shoulder.
"shant ho jao beta..shant"
All this time Ahem managed to control himself. But when he gave 'kandha' to Baa he remembered that just few hours ago he took her to Mandir and now he is taking her to...and then he broke down completely.
Chirag, Parag, Ahem and jigar gave 'mukhaagni' to Baa. All close relatives were standing there. Pavi was also there. Baa was everything to her. She was looking at Baa's chita and thinking that everything which she shared with Baa had gone with her. All her secretes, even those which she didn't even shared with her personal diary are gone now. Baa knew who was the man she loved, but she never told anyone. Pavi never mentioned his name even in her diary, because that was not her real diary. That was Baa, she used to share her every feeling with Baa and today she lost her. She lost her Diary.
After 'Uthvana' Pavi decided to leave the town. When she was packing bags Rashi came to her room. Rashi hugged her and apologized for misunderstanding her. Pavi smiled back and said its alright. She just wanted to see them happy.
Ahem and Jigar decided to drop her to the airposrt. On the way Ahem started convo..
"Pavi, wapas kab aaogi?"
"Pata nahi ahem, apne kaam se badi muskil se fursat milti hai"
"Phir bhi Pavi, tum thoda aur rukti to accha lagta"
Said Jigar. Pavi just gave a smile. They reached to the airport. Pavi requested them to not to come inside. She wished them goodbye and reached to the main gate. She looked back to take a final glimpse of the man she loved so much. But she was not sad, she was happy to see him happy. And she was happy that she spent so much time with Baa, which she'll cherish throughout her life. She left the city with a smile on her face.