Mohan stood speechless and kept on staring Megha in astonishment after she confessed what he meant to her. His gaze was full of love and admiration for her.
"Chup kyun h..ho?" Megha confusedly asked.
Mohan, unable to say anything, cupped her face and gently kissed her forehead, making her close her eyes in bliss. As Mohan moved apart, he smiled affectionately. "Tumhe kahi le jaana hai!" He walked fast to the parking lot.
Megha chuckled and thought, "Kya ajeeb jodi hai humari! Maine usko keh diya ki woh mere liye kitna matter karta hai, aur woh sharmaake chala gaya!" Just then, she remembered the moment of Mohan kissing her forehead for the first time. She blushed. "Mr. Bhatnagar, samajh mein a..aa gaya ki a..aap k..ke mann mein k..kya hai.."
"Kaha jaa rahe hai?" Megha asked confusedly.
Mohan kept his focus on driving. "Apne ek dost se milwaane!"
Megha was baffled. She thought, "Mohan ke saare dosto se main shaadi mein mil chuki hoon toh ab kaunse dost se milna hai..."
"Aa gaya!" Mohan gleefully said, and got down from the car. He walked around it and opened the door of Megha's side. "Aao!" he politely and tenderly said.
"Yeh hai mera best friend, Karan!"
Mohan and Megha were standing in front of a classroom and seeing Karan teaching the students. The next moment, Megha found out something that made her shocked.
"Karan s..stammer k..karta hai?" Megha asked in disbelief.
Mohan nodded. He had tears in his eyes yet he was smiling. "Mujhe mere best friend pe naaz hai! Isne apne stammering problem ki vajah se khud ko kabhi kam nahi samjha. Haan pehele darr ta zaroor tha, lekin baad mein uska ambition, uski chaahat bachcho ko parhaane ki..." He paused, "..uske darr ke upar haavi ho gaya!"
Mohan turned to glance at Megha, but was surprised to see her not there. "Megha!" "Megha!" he called out her name, and began to search her.
"Megha, tum yaha kyun chali aayi?" Mohan asked, confused, while he saw her sitting on a bench in the park of the orphanage. He sat beside her.
"Megha!" Mohan called out to her as she was silent. Megha looked at him, and tears flowed from her eyes. "Thank you!" She was overwhelmed with a variety of emotions - happiness, gratefulness, joy and so on.
"Kyun?" Mohan asked, baffled, and while she stared at him in awe, he wiped off her tears.
Megha smiled slightly. "Main j..jaanti hoon tum k..kya kehne ki koshish kar rahe ho, mujhe apne dost se milwaake, aur issi liye.. thank you v..very much!"
Mohan touched her cheek gently, and stared in her eyes with all the love of the world. He was quiet as he waited for her to speak.
"Main kal zarur jaaungi interview pe!" Megha sounded determined while saying so, making Mohan smile contently. He pulled her in a hug, and kissed her forehead. Megha closed her eyes and embraced him tighter.
Mohan opened his eyes as the rays of the sun entered his room. In his sleepiness, he turned around to look at the wall clock, and was shocked out of his wits to see that it was 9AM! "10 baje toh Megha ka interview hai!" He thought and became worried.
Just then he saw Megha innocently sleeping while clutching his t-shirt and cuddling up to him. A loving smile crept on his lips. He kissed her forehead. "Tumhe uthaane ka mann toh nahi kar raha lekin... Majburi hai!" He sighed as he thought that destiny was being cruel to him that morning. He wished if he could adore this beautiful view of his wife sleeping in his arms so contently and peacefully, while gazing her, and wished if he could never let her go, but sadly reality was something else for the moment. He sighed and kissed her forehead again. "Megha, utho! Interview hai naa aaj!"
Megha yawned and opened her eyes and a moment later, she smiled in bliss, finding herself in Mohan's arms. "Interview ke liye ready hona hai tumhe!" Mohan told her in a caring voice. She nodded obediently, and got up from bed. Mohan too somehow pushed himself out of the bed to get ready.
A tensed Mohan played with his key chain, while sitting on the sofa in the reception of Awaaz India office. Megha walked to him with a plain expression, and he stood up curiously. "Kya hua?" he asked worriedly.
"Unhone kaha ki... Mujhe... Mujhe naukri m..mil g..gayi!" Megha broadly smiled and hugged Mohan in happiness, while Mohan smiled as well with tears of joy in his eyes.
Preview of Ch #9:
"Bhaiyaa, tum Megha bhabhi ko officially boldo ki tum unse pyaar karte ho!" Guru suggested, and Mohan made an expression as if he thought of an idea to confess his feelings to Megha.
Edited by -MohanKiMeera- - 16 June 2013 at 3:46pm