kunal was the one who came first to hotel sunshine and waited at the desk which he booked in advance.soon joined ritcha but siddhi was yet to come.kunal had a feeling that siddhi may not come...he doubted siddhi joining them for the same reason...she will not like to have lunch with him together with ritcha.
around 2:30pm.they were still awaiting for siddhi restlessly.finally ritcha lost her patient.
ritcha:' what append to siddhi?...kunu...call and check...' she said to kunal. kunal:'me! i don't have her number...'he said bluntly.
ritcha:' true...why would you have her number?...after all she is one of your student...' she found the reason on her own.
kunal:...he smiled as a sign of agreeing with what ritcha said , internally wished to have her number. ritcha:' let me get it from rohit.for sure he will be having...har waqt siddhi siddhi kaheta raheta hai...patha nahi uss ladki mai issa kya hai jo doosri ladkiyan mai nahi hai...idiot boy...' she called rohit. ritcha:' note down...'she dictated the number one by one hearing from rohit.soon after they got the number , kunal called her from his cell.for their surprise they heard her cell ringing near by. they turned in the direction in which they heard the ring and found siddhi at a distance of few tables.she was approaching their table with a pleasing smile. kunal: ...there and then his eyes grew wide and hooked on her...looked at her with surprise! she was in black semi-sheer long skirt with layers of ruffles at the bottom and wide elastic waistband proving how thin her waist is.over that short sleeve , high neck zara leopard print top trying hard to reach her waistband...a fancy long brown scarf around her neck...layered straight hair with short front bangs on her fore head...small red bindi in between her thin trimmed eyebrows, few thin brown bangles in her right hand matching to her top and a tiny titan watch in her left wrist, slight make up, accessorized with single stoned stud ...it was her college day get up!...looks as if she wore it intentionally to woo him! her look took him to a fairyland ... ritcha:' wow...isn't she look gorgeous ?...' she could not stop herself admiring siddhi and asked kunal. kunal:...he was pulled back in to his real life. ritcha:' now i understood why rohit is behind her...'she whispered to kunal as if saying a new secret to him. siddhi:' sorry...held up in the traffic...' her lips curled up into a soft smile.without hesitation she took a seat beside ritcha facing kunal.as per the suggestion of ritcha they started with cream of mushroom soup as a appetizer. even though siddhi and kunal acted very normal in front of ritcha he secretly looked at siddhi with a gleam in his eyes. he could not resist himself in doing so.her presence made him feel overjoyed. ritcha: siddhi...i am sure kunu would have been a khadoos pro while he was teaching...' unintentionally she accelerated his college days thoughts.he could picture it as it was yesterday.they stared glances at each other with hidden meaning. siddhi:'ouch!...'her question chocked her and she spilled the soup from the scoop. ritcha: he was... isn't it?...i knew it...' she enjoyed criticizing him. kunal:
while they were enjoying...
'all of you evacuate the hotel , this building is under the attack of political gundas...QUICK...QUICK...'suddenly there was a loud intercom announcement.the announcement went on and on repeatedly.in no time tension spread every were...
every one in the hotel got panic...siddhi, ritcha and kunal left the table,left their food ...pushed the chairs and ran towards the exit door randomly...within seconds they managed to reach the emergency exit...ritcha grabbed kunal's hand and ran towards the parking, aiming her car leaving behind siddhi. it took few seconds for kunal to realize that siddhi was not with them.
'where is siddhi???...'he quickly scanned the surroundings. she was missing.ritcha pulled him with her.in haste he looked around to find siddhi but he could not.
ritcha:' what are you searching? come fast...' she dragged him and tried hard to run fast.
kunal: ...suddenly he stop cooperating with her , pulled back his hand from her hold and ran in other direction. ritcha:' kunu...don't go in that direction...wahan pe khatra hai...' he ignored her.he did not care her warning.
without wasting further time he ran to the main road.the whole road was messed up , people were running in haphazard...rushing here and there in panic.the clash between two different parties erupted a violence and tension in the public.innocent people were got injured by the extremists. traffic was stunned.crazy people started damaging public property and burnt a vehicle
look at the vehicle set fired by the extremist!public were terror-stricken and ran randomly yelling ,screaming and pushing others trying to save their own life.they were in helter skelter.from distance kunal found siddhi running along the crowd.
kunal :'siddhiii...iii... 'he screamed loudly and ran behind her and reached her in no time.
kunal :'siddhi...' he caught hold of her hand and ran fast.but siddhi cannot cope up with his speed.
siddhi :'...aap jaaye yeh...chodo mujay...'she pulled her hand from his hand.kunal did not stop running , left her hand either.he dragged her along with him.both were drenched in sweat with fear and tension... struggled hard to breath.they were not sure that what will be their next moment...any thing can happen...fear and tension made them weak.kunal tried to take her away from the crowd to the side walk.in his try the sandal slipped out from her right foot.she ran without sandal in one leg which made her more difficult to run.she kicked out the left foot sandal and ran with bear feet .without seeing or caring any thing she blankly ran with kunal.
soon police arrived to control the situation.police used lathi charge and tear gas shells to control the situation and disperse the crowd.agitated crowed pelted stones at police. some threw the stones randomly.the road was covered with stones and broken glass pieces.media people took the risk to do the coverage!
look at the agitation!
siddhi :'Aaahhh!...' she stamped on a big glass piece ,the sharp glass edge pierced in to her heel , her heel tore and started bleeding...she stopped instantly.could not put a step forward.
kunal :'..god!...'he quickly bend down to help.siddhi could not stand.she hold his shoulder for support.he quickly plugged out the glass piece from her heel without the concern of her.while he was bending and removing the glass piece from her heel , a stone flew from no where, came and hit left side of his fore head.
kunal :'Hhhaa!...'he yelled with pain pressing his fore head. in no time his palm became wet with lukewarm blood.fresh red blood dripped in between his fingers.
siddhi :.........' she felt a shiver travel down from her chest in to her legs. she was about to faint looking at him bleeding. neglecting his hurt and pain kunal gathered all his guts and pulled siddhi forward.he saw a near by shop whose shutter was partially closed. kunal ran aiming towards the shop dragging siddhi.with lot of struggle and pain both reached the shop,bend down and some how got in to it.it was a small press looted by the extremist.the shop was dark...he quickly switched on the light keeping in mind siddhi's phobia for dark.no one was inside.the things were scattered all around, every thing was messed up. kunal and siddhi were completely exhausted both physically and mentally, don't even had the strength to stand.they took deep breath and tried to calm themselves first. siddhi :'ahhh...'she could not stand on her one leg, fall down and manage to sat flat on the floor.her right heel was bleeding constantly. she sat stretching that leg.
kunal:'i think this is safer place...thodi der kay leye hi sahi...'he said supporting his fore head with his open palm trying to control the bleeding...moved back and sat leaning his back on the wall.he stretched his right leg straight ,kept the left leg folding his knee up and placing the foot flat on the floor.siddhi too dragged her leg and sat beside to him, next to his stretched leg.both were dead tired. it took few minutes for them to regulate their breath.
siddhi wiped her face with her scarf and looked at kunal. he was bleeding near the temple...with his fingers he tried to clean the blood dripping above his left eye brow. siddhi wanted to say sorry to him for abusing him ' stone hearten ' . as she knew it was not the right time for that she could not had the guts to speak a word.kunal's head pounded with pain.holding his head he looked at siddhi.she was looking dim.he could not see her properly,he felt as if he was losing his consciousness... he struggled hard to keep himself strong.
siddhi :'maine baar baar kahana mera peecha maat karo...par...'her voiced laced with concern . kunal: ...a smile crept across his face as if he has no regret for that. in fact he was glad that he is with her when she is in pain.he turned towards her and looked at her with that satisfaction...she stared back into his unwavering gaze...without breaking her eye contact he gently pulled her scarf from her shoulder... she realized that he is trying to take off her scarf .even though his behavior was not encourage able she did not stop him because had she had full faith in him at the same time had no strength to stop him .
siddhi :'meri wajaise...'she remorse looking at him bleeding...she was more bothered about his hurt than hers. gazing her he took off the scarf from the shoulder and uncovered her chest...she looked absolutely stunning in her high neck and short sleeve zara leopard print top! in her sitting posturing her fair waistline along with the belly button tried to peep in between the top and the skirt! she was glamorous and seductive! made his heart throb!
kunal:' tch! ...it is all because of me...i should not have invited you people here...'he distracted his attention from her ,leaned forward to her feet...slightly pushed her skirt's ruffle up...gently hold her ankle...tried to tie around her heel with the scarf ,to stop the bleeding and to make her feel better. siddhi:' ouch! kunal..' she yelled with pain which radiated from her heel to head and pulled back her leg...she moved more close to him and hold his shoulder tightly to tolerate the pain.
kunal:' bare with me for few seconds...' he placed his palm on her hand with which she was holding her shoulder to sooth her.
siddhi:' bahut dard ho raha hai...' she literally cried looking at her bleeding heel. kunal:'...let me do the first aid, otherwise it will become worst...we don't know when we are going to get out of this place...' he waited for her to permit him. mean while tore the scarf in to two pieces as he felt it was too long to tie on her small heel. siddhi:...she tightly closed her eyes and buried her face on his shoulder holding his upper arm securely as a sigh of obliging for him. kunal:' good......'with a smile he looked at his shoulder and siddhi's face on it...the face which he always wanted to hold close to his chest!.she was like a kid who has fear for injections,rubbing her nose on his shoulder, trying to look at her feet from the corner of her eyes. kunal:' ...shilpa kay alawa aur kun kun rahete hai tumara ghar mai...' he asked her to divert her concentration while he was tying her heel. siddhi:' kapli bhiya...' she said immediately looking at him with a sly smile. kunal:'oh!...' he put a knot tying the edges of the scarf and took out his hand from her heel as he was done tying it. siddhi:' thanks...' she said looking at her leg .as he assured she felt much better. she moved away from him and sat without his support. kunal: siddhi:' give me that...' before he could give she took the left out scarf piece from his hand. kunal:' it is ok...i am fine...' he understood her intention of dressing his wound and moved his head away from her. siddhi:' aap kitne fine ho i can see that...' she said looking at the blood strain on his fore head and the blood was still oozing from the cut. again she moved closed to him and tried to tie the scarf around his head covering the hurt.she twisted the scarf over his fore head more than once. kunal:' ...' he loved her gesture and giggled looking at her. siddhi:' kya?...' she stopped tying it. kunal:' looks as if you are tying a turban on my head...' he laughed teasingly. siddhi:' jab aap dulha banege...pagdi tho aap ko mai hi bandungi...uss ki practice abhi karleti thi hun...' she understood that he is in a good mood ,best time for her to say sorry. siddhi:' sorry...' she said bluntly. kunal:' you are most welcome... i deserve your sorry...'he laughed heart fully. siddhi:' ...'with a blissful smile she tried to raise on her knees to reach his forehead and leaned more towards him for convenient to tie the scarf edges.now he could see her dazzling face in close up...very close to his face...her sharp little nose tempted him to pinch...rosy cheeks allured him to caress her ...wet thin lips provoked him to meet with his lips...mesmerizing eyes made him drown in it...he eyed her from all possible angles...the marvellous blend of her face is drool worthy.the whole bunch of pleasure was few centimeter apart from his face ...' kaash mai dil se nahi dimag se sochta ...kaash mai mere dil ki baat keh paata... this bundle of pleasure will me mine...' he stared with a glint in his eyes.
because of the hurt on her heel she could not stand on her knee for a long time.her knee started wobbling.
siddhi:'ouch...' she left the scarf,slipped on her knee and glide on his wide chest. kunal: ' siddhi...' to stop her gliding on him he quickly held her around her shoulder and pressed her against him. he succeeded in his attempt.she could not slide on him further at the same time she was stuck to his chest...heart to heart...they could hear one another's heart beat ...their heart raced furiously!...she could feel warmth of his arm on her back...she was ecstatic and started melting in the warmth of his arm ...her breath on his face tickled him...gazing in to their eyes...looking at their images in one another's pupil...they were like opposite poles of a magnet attracting each other...all of a sudden siddhi felt some vibration between them...it was kunal's cell vibrated from his shirt pocket as if some one wanted to separate them but kunal did not care about it.
siddhi:' aap ka cell...' she told him trying to come out of his hug.kunal remained deaf. he was like under black magic...gluing in to her eyes. she moved from him and sat down.
siddhi:' pick up you cell...' as he was not responding neither to her not to the cell she slide her hand in to his shirt pocket and picked up the phone.
it was ritcha!
ritcha :'kunu ...tum kahan ho?...tum teek tho hona?...'she was worried. she called them as soon as she reached her home safely.
siddhi :...she looked at kunal.he drifted out of his thought and back to his sense.
ritcha:'kunu...kunal..tum teek tho ho na?...'
kunal:' who is it?...' he asked narrowing his eyes and eyebrows.
siddhi:'ritcha ji ...'
ritcha :' ...siddhi tum! kunal ka cell tumare paas! ...kunal kider hai?...'she asked continuously.
siddhi :'...' kunal grabbed the cell from her hand.
kunal:' ritchu...we got hurt and we are bleeding ...'
ritcha :'god!...tum log kahan ho?...'he said the location and press name.
ritcha :'i will be right there...'she did not care to end the call formally.
when ritcha reached there the situation was brought under control.all the extremist were got arrested, roads were cleared,the traffic was resumed.with the help of ritcha kunal and siddhi came out of the press and they were taken to the near by hospital.
the causality ward were over flowing by victims.it was echoed by painful yelling and screaming of patients.doctors and nurses has no time to breath.more doctors from other hospitals came and joined them to serve the injured.
ritcha took kunal and siddhi for treatment .luckily ritcha's family doctor attended them.
ritcha:'doctor...kunal ko head injury hua hai,he is feeling giddy too...is scanning necessary...?'
doctor:'i don't think so.it is only an external injury.no internal bleeding...giddiness because of tension and weakness...both of them need rest...'
ritcha:'thank you ...'
they came out of the hospital with the support of ritcha.as ritcha opened the front door for kunal, siddhi went to back seat.
while ritcha was driving...
kunal:'thanks...'he said to ritcha.
ritcha:'thanks!......say your thanks to siddhi madam...'
ritcha:'...yeh sab siddhi kay wajai se hua hai...na wo hoti, na tum uss ka peechay jaate ...na tumara sir toot tha....'she intentionally blamed siddhi.
kunal: siddhi: she realized the truth in her saying. ritcha :' why the hell you went behind her and put yourself in trouble. i told you not to go that side... in spite of that...' her concern over him came out as anger and frustration. kunal:' ritcha...you know very well that i would have done the same if you would have caught in that political roit...' he tried to explain her.
tears brimmed in her eyes.
:' come on kunu...tumai andaza bhi hai tum ne kya kiya?...you put your life in risk...you are such a talented lawyer... do you want to die for this hopeless girl?
...tears shed on her cheeks.kunal
:' ritcha please
...better for me to get down...
' he undone his seat belt to get out of her car.
' without stopping her car she drew towards siddhi's apartment to drop her first.
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