Posted: 29 July 2012 at 4:00pm | IP Logged
Back in the room later in the night, Anandi is recollecting the evening and is blushing seeing herself in the mirror. She doesn't seem to understand how she got so close to him but the closeness didn't seem to bother her. She was very comforatble and those moments didn't seem awkward but were very magical. She didn't know what had happened to her and why she felt attracted to him. Was it his looks that had taken over her ? or the kind of person he is or was it both or was it just the music and ambience that made her feel the way she felt ? She knew everyone in her family liked Shiv. She too respected him but love she wondered ? Whatever it was, she felt different that she had never felt for Shiv before.
Shiv too in his room thinking about the evening is still shocked at the way Anandi behaved with him. She had never been comfortable being physically so close to him. He was rather worried for her thinking is she ok and if he should go and check on her ? He let it be and then wondered maybe she has started to have feelings for him too ? The sudden thought of that sent a shiver down his spine thinking he would be happy if she accepted him whole heartedly like he had. But, he was not sure.
Both of them meet to leave next day, Shiv didn't know what behavior to expect from Anandi after yesterday's party. Anandi though within herself wasn't feeling awkward but she was still way too conservative to show any feelings on her own to Shiv. They travelled back to Jeitsar without much conversation.
Few days later, she gets a letter that she had been accepted in the university Shiv had asked her to apply for her M.A. She is very excited and calls Shiv to thank him.
Shiv : 'Ab tumhe apna work load zara kam karleni chahiye.'
Anandi: 'matlab ?'
Shiv: 'I mean, sab kuch Panchayat ki zimmendari, school mein teach karna, college work. akele sab kuch khud karte, kahi tum beemar pad na jao.'
Anandi: 'Nahin sab kuch mein sambhal sakthi hoon. Aap chinta mat kijiye.' She tells him and hangs up.
But, Shiv is worried about her work load and also he thinks she walks everywhere in the blazing sun by herself. He feels bad that he is not able to help her. He knows he can't keep dropping and picking her up amidst his duties but doesn't want her to walk in the hot sun either to all places and hence wants to do something but does not know what. He thinks he should get her a small car so that she can go wherever she wants whenever she wants without asking anybody. But, will she accept it he starts to wonder ? Knowing her, before marriage she would never accept anything of this sort from him.
Soon one day as Shiv had expected, Anandi falls sick and has fainted while working in CH. She had gone to CH to work on her lectures on Shiv's laptop since there was a problem on her home PC. As soon as Shiv returns home he sees Anandi on the floor and is shocked. He sees that she is burning with fever and immidately carries her to the bed and calls Lal Singh. Upon testing, he tells Shiv that it was due to stress along with current extreme heat conditions and not eating timely had resulted in dehydration, weakness and fever. Shiv calls Bharion to let him know of the situation but finds out that they are out of town that evening and were only returning next day. He gives her the meds that Lal Singh had asked to give and decides that she would stay with him that night till DS returned next day. He then calls his mom to find out what food needed to be given in such a condition. He writes down a recipe for a light soup that she explains. He sits by her bedside and looks at her lovingly caressing her face but is very angry with her. He talks to her while she is sleeping 'Meine kaha tha tumse itna sara kaam mat karo. Lekin tum meri baat kaha sunti ho ? Ab dekho kya huva ? Tum beemar ho aur mein parishaan'. He is wide awake the whole night as he wants to make sure she eats something as soon as she got up. Anandi regains consiousness by midnight and when asked he tells her what happened in the evening. He brings her the soup that he had made and feeds her and doesn't give in when she had insisted on drinking it herself seeing her weakness. She could sense that he seemed upset about something but does not ask anything and goes back to sleep.
Next morning, DS comes to pick up Anandi. She is worried and asks Shiv how Anandi was. Shiv looks very serious and tells 'Woh stress aur heat ki wajise yeh sab huva..' He does not look at Anandi and continues 'Kisi ki baat ki koi parav nahi aap ki chori ko. Sirf apni manmani karni hai jab dekho....' He says this leaving DS shocked. She signals Anandi and asks what the matter is. Shiv gets a call and he excuses himslef. Anandi realizes why Shiv is upset. She knew she had not taken care of herself and he had he warned her before but she had not listened to him. She tells DS 'Kuch nahi Dadisa.. Woh mein bemaar padgayi na, isiliye parishaan hai. Mein baat karungi unse. Aap chinta mat kijiye.'
Anandi gets ready and before leaving she tells Shiv 'thank you aapne meri itni acchi tarah kayal rakha..' Shiv just nods but does not say anything. Then she says 'Mein jaanthi hoon aap mujhse naraaz hai. Mein vada karti hoon ki aaj se main apni kayal rakhoongi aur aage se aisa nahi hoga. Aapki baat maanongi...pauses... She sees that there is no response from his side. So, she continues smiling teasing him 'varna aapki haath ka 'bland' soup phir se jo mujhe peena padega !' Shiv immidiately looks at her smiles and his anger almost instantly vanishes seeing her beautiful innocent smile.
Later in the day while talking to his mom, his mom figures that something is bothering him apart from Anandi being sick. He denies initially but later tells that he is thinking a solution for one of Anandi's problem.
Mom: 'Itni si baat.. Humare ghar se hi ek gadi bhejdenge usse. Waise bhi tumhari gadi koi use nahi kartha jab se tum Jeitsar mein ho. She could use it.'
Shiv: 'Nahi Mom woh nahi manegi. Bura na lagjay usse ya uske family ko.'
Mom: 'Hum pyar se bataenge toh samjege woh bhi. Main DS se baat karthi hoon. Tum chinta mat karo. Tumhari Anandi ko koi problem nahi hogi...'. Shiv blushes and just nods.
Shiv's mom then calls up DS and tells her Shiv's dilemma. DS as usual is super happy with her laadesar and she agrees with Mom and assures her that she would talk with Anandi. But, Shiv's mom wants to talk with Anandi herself. She convinces her by telling 'Yeh meri wish hai Anandi beta. Na mat kehna. Mein janti hoon tum meri iccha ka maan rakogi. Mein nahi chahti ki meri hone wali bahu ko kisi bhi tarah ki takleef ho . Mein jaanti hoon ki tum Jeitsar mein bachpan se rahi ho aur yeh dhoop mein jana tumhare liye badi baat nahi hai. Lekin ab tum choti nahi rahi. Umar aur kaam dono badrahi hai toh tumhari family se todi help lene mein kaisa sankoch ? Aur sabse badi baat agar tum yeh accept karogi toh Shiv ki mann ko bhi shanti milegi.' Anandi knew it. Shiv was behind this.But, this time she does not get mad at him and is very emotional seeing his concern for her. Not only did he take care of her the previous night but he had already made sure she wouldn't have problem in the future too. She was indeed very touched.
Edited by dixie123 - 29 July 2012 at 4:48pm