Ram looked at Mahesh...it was obvious now that Mahesh
belonged to RAW and was an undercover agent...Sorry Mahesh...and
brilliant work my friend...
Mahesh: Well the
work is indeed brilliant but you are crediting the wrong person...the
entire credit should go to our mastermind, the best RAW agent and my
Mahesh looked back..Major Sengupta and Col Singh
stepped aside to reveal Priya standing there...Mahesh pointed out..Meet
Ram's mouth fell open for a second time.His eyes
stood transfixed at Priya...this delicate, average height and slender
built woman, she must not be even half his weight...a RAW agent...
Aditya: Major, can you please close that mouth of yours...you haven't really brushed since yesterday...
Ram quickly closed his mouth admist laughter...Priya...RAW agent...damn..you never told me about it...
Priya: Ram, i am an undercover agent...i am not supposed to claim it from rooftops, am i?
Ram: Yaa but ..Gosh i still can't believe it ...Priya Sharma...RAW agent...
Aditya: I guess if you remember the deadly punch that knocked you out things would be much more easier to believe?
Sengupta: Ram, you let me down...i had challenged Col Singh that you
were the best soldier in my unit but you were knocked out that too for
almost a day...
Col Singh: Major Sengupta...my under cover agent is
quite deadly...I had told you your Major Kapoor would stand no good
Major Sengupta: You are right Col Singh ..i lost
the bet..i owe you guys a dinner. The day after tomorrow , would that be
fine Doc Sinha for your patients to join or should i postpone?
Aditya: It should be fine Sir, no issues..
Ram: Sir, i am still not clear how did Nikhil get involved in all this?
Well Ram, we had our suspicions as the incidents were too frequent to
term it as co incidence. Ansari and his group were already scouting for a
weak link, someone who they could exploit. In your team the probable
targets were Parakram, Nikhil and Samir. Since you and Aditya belonged
to fairly well to do families you could not have possibly lured with
money. During his last vacation, Nikhil got into the habit of gambling
and he lost enormous amounts of money and the creditors started
harassing him. That's when Ansari zeroed in on him. He paid of all the
debts and just told Nikhil that he would only have to provide sub
standard information. In the beginning it was just like what is the
strength of the unit, what weapons are used etc information that even
Ansari could have gathered without Nikhil's help.
Mahesh: And the
amount paid for this informations were huge and after a time Nikhil got
so used to the money that he did not think twice before plunging into
something as dreadful as this. We had him on our radar for quite a
while, the moment we confirmed that it was him we planned the whole
thing along with Col Singh and the rest you are aware of.
Ram: Can i talk to him once?
Singh: I am afraid not Ram, he is into the RAW custody and they will
have their own investigations. Later he would be court marshaled
too..but none of us can speak to him right now. I understand what you
must be feeling but Batra is a closed chapter for us.
Ram remembered the night when Priya had gone out with Rajiv.
Ram: But Priya, where did you go with Rajiv that night?
Rajiv and me always wanted to open a girls school in the memory of
Nisha. We had initiated the process and Rajiv wanted the school to be
here in Ladakh itself ...so he had taken me to see the sight.
bit his tongue and looked at Priya sheepishly ...God what all had he
misunderstood...he remembered the moment he had almost pulled the
trigger on her...Ram gulped some air he shivered at the though that had
Mahesh not intervened he would have...No he closed his eyes...he had
almost lost Priya and that too by his own misjudgement and fault.
Aditya kept a hand on Ram's shoulder, he knew what he felt. He was glad that ram and Priya's love story had no hurdles now...
Ram looked at Priya and mouthed a Thank you. Priya acknowledged it with a nod.
Singh: Now Kapoor if you are done with all your questions for the day
can we take your leave, i have to report to the army general too..
Ram: Sure Sir...Ram slipped back into his bed...Hope that all surprises have ended here...Phew!!! what a day...
Col Singh smiled at Ram: Well son, just one thing i forgot to mention...
Ram sat bolt upright his pulse rate increasing...entire attention placed on Col Singh, what was it now?
Major Sengupta : We have fixed your marriage 5 days from now...
Ram's eyes widened with shock...before he could utter a single word Priya spoke up...
Priya: Pardon me Sir, but the marriage cannot happen..
put a hand to his heart to check if it was still working..he was sure
he would have an heart attack any time soon. He felt like watching a
tennis match..eyes darting from one player to another.
Major Sengupta: Priya, we have applied for the necessary permissions from RAW and the army as well, i assure you
winked at Major Sengupta who was quick to see that Priya was upto some
plan: Sorry to say Sir, but i am not sure Major Kapoor wants to marry
Major Sengupta decided to play along, he looked at Ram who
had a confused expression on his face.: And why is that so yong lady?
Sir you see, i was almost shot the other day, how can i be assured that
the person with whom you have fixed the marriage loves me and will
never harm me?
Major Sengupta: Fair enough young lady, Ram would you like to comment?
cleared his throat: Sir, this is ridiculous, i was the one who wanted
marriage in the first place and i do love her, it was just a
Priya rolled her eyes and shook her head.
Sengupta : In that case sorry lad, you have 5 days, i ll ask Priya on
the morning of the wedding, if she says yes the wedding happens.
Ram: But Sir...
Sengupta held the fingers of his hands indicating a 5...and gave Ram a
thumbs up sign...Priya i need you to sign some papers just come with
Priya walked away with Major Sengupta and Col Singh stifling a smile.
Aditya looked at Ram and laughed ...
Ram: What you laughing at?
Aditya: I was just thinking Ram, in future she would be called your better half...
Ram: So, whats so funny about it?
Aditya: Well you see it suits you'll among the two of you she is indeed better...
Parakram laughed out aloud ...Ram stared at him...
Ram : 5 days Priya...in 5 days you would be the one who would run after me for marriage...Ram thought and smiled to himself.
To be Continued