CHAPTER 3 : Another encounter
Khushi reaches the handicrafts exhibition and spots her jiji.
Khushi ; Jiji...
Payal : Khushi kaha thi tum.. tumhe patha hai hum kitna parishaan hogayethe.
Khushi: Oh god Jiji just relax.. Jiji its a long story now please come with me for dinner with anjaliji and her family.
Payal : Who is anjaliji nw?
Khushi : Jiji challo na please.
She drags Payal with her. Payal talks to her collegues and leaves with khushi to the SHEESH MAHAL.
In the mean time a small party along with dinner is arranged in the lawn of the Mahal for the guests. Arnav calls aman to make sure everything goes well and inturn aman takes personal care for the dinner.
Anjali tells the entire think to her family and now all are waitintg for Khushi and her sister for the dinner inside the mahal.
Payal and khushi enter the mahal and for a sec khushi stood rooted in her place seeing the decoration and interiors of the mahal.
Payal shakes khushi to bring her back to her senses.
Khushi: No wonder jiji anjaliji is so down to earth person. Look at the mahal. I dint think they are so rich.
Payal: Yes khushi u r right. but are you sure that they really invited us for dinner. Look at our dress. I know its good for us but now for them. What will they think.
Suddenly they hear a voice around them and both the sisters turn around to see who it is.
Person : Hello Hi Bye bye. Myself Manoramma. Arnav Bitwa's Maami.
Payal & Khushi : Namaste.
Manoramma : Welcomes to Sheesh Mahal.
Manoramma enters the main hall with khushi and payal to introduce them to the rest of the family.
Anjali : Are Khushi welcome.
Khushi : Anjaliji this is my Jiji Payal.
Payal : Namaste Anjaliji.
Anjali then introduces them to her naani.
Khushi & Payal bend down to take her blessings.
Khushi : I am sorry Naani, cuz of me the show got spoiled.
Naani : Its ok betiya.koie baath nahi.
Payal : What happened Khushi?
Khushi explains all twhat happend and payla is hsocked and angry with khushi.
Payal : I am so sorry. Khushi is always like this from her childhood. thodi Pagal hai.
Manoramma : Helli hi bye bye. If she is Paagal then y is she inbetween us.
Naani : Manoramma. and then gives her a cold stare which makes maani shut her mouth.
Naani : Anjali bitiya where is chotte.
By then Arnav, Shyam,akash arrive from their rooms to join for dinner.
Shyam is so happy to see khushi again and stares at her. arnav also does the same thing.Khushi is happy to see arnav and when they come down she asks arnav whether he spoke to ASR.
All the people start laughing.
Khushi: What did i do now? Y all of you are laughing. I dont mind asking sorry to ASR.
Suddenly she hears a voice behind her.
LA : Do you think that ASR will forgive you so easily? Do you even have any idea what loss have you caused for ASR.
Khushi and payal turns back to find Amna and Lavanya.
Khushi introduces Aman to Payal and inturn Aman introduces Lavanya to Payal.
Aman : Khushi this is Lavanya the model who had to wear the designer dress.
Khushi : Oh i am so sorry Lavanya,
Lavanya : Sorry!!! You almost spoilt my day and also the show you stupid girl and do you think i will forgive you so early. I have already spoken to ASR.
ASR : Enough Lavanya.. All of them turn to arnav.
Lavanya : ASR but...
Khushi is shocked when lavanya called that guy as ASR..
Anjali : Khushi this is my brother Chotte, Arnav and ASR ( Arnav Singh Raizada). This is Akash, my cousin and this is my husband Shyam.
Khushi is shocked so much that she just stands there with her eyes and mouth wide open.
Payal sees her and pinches her bringing her back to senses.
Khushi moves towards Arnav
Khushi : So you are ASR. I am so sorry and she goes on speaking
But Arnav is just staring at her without concentrating to what she is telling them.
Anjali : Come on dinner is ready.
All of them move towards the dinning area and take their respective seats.
Khushi is still in the hall and speaking with arnav.
Dinning Table :
The servants start serving the dinner.Aman and Lavanya too join the dinner since they were specially invited by Naani and anjali.
Naani : So Payal bitiya tell me what do you do? Are you and Khushi stay alone in Lucknow.
Payal : Nahi Naani. We stay with my parents and Buaji.
Just then Payal realises that she should inform her parents that they will be late and tells the same to all and leaves towards the hall to call her family. she realises that khushi is still taking with arnav.Shyam is observing khushi talking with arnav and is getting irritated little.
Payal : Khushi bas bhi karo. (Hitting her slightly on her head).
Khushi : Jiji..
Payal : I am sorry for the inconvience caused by this paagal ladki. she is always the same from her childhood.
Arnav : Its ok Payal. come lets go for dinner, and turns around.to see and shocked that all his family members are already seated in the dinning area and walk towards them.
Payal : Khushi call amma and tell that we will be late.
Khushi calls her home and tells the same and then returns to the dinning area with payal.
Khushi sits opposite to arnav. Payal sits next to Khushi. Akash sits next to shyam opposite to anjali.Akash is lightly drawn towards payal and he slowly starts glancing her.This is not been unnoticed by anjali who was sitting next to payal. shyam is sitting next to arnav and is staring at khushi.
Khushi saw that once and feels little awkward. arnav notices her sudden change in her face.
The rest of the dinner goes silent.After dinner desserts are served. After the peaceful dinner the entire family moved towards the hall.
Aman spoke to ASR and took his leave.
Lavanya was still wating for the gupta sisters to leave.
Payal : Khushi its gettng late i think we should leave now
Khushi ; Haa Jiji. Anjali ji , Naaniji its getting late we should leave now.
Anjali : Oh i dint know how time went. but anyway it was nice meeting you both.Wish we could spend some more time.
Shyam : Ha ha anjali... Wish they could stay here for some more time.. Kyu Khushiji?
Khushi was not feeling comfortable when shyam asked this and from the time she entered the Mahal his eyes were only on her.
Khushi : No no anjaliji.. Its already late and we really need to leave no. If not amma, buaji will be worried.
Anjali : Fine then.. actually we are planning to stay here for 2-3 days if possible do come and spend time with us. By the way where do you stay khushi?
Khushi : We stay in Indira Nagar Colony.
Khushi and Payal took the blessings of Naani again and walked towards the main door.
Arnav: Di i will go drop them to their home.
La : but ASR i wanna talk to you...
Aranv : Relax Lavanya.. You leave now we will talk tomorrow in office.
Lavanya just stares at khushi and leaves the place frustrated.
Akash : bhai can i too join you to drop them home
Anjali ( surprised ) : Ok chotte.
Arnav goes to the parking place and gets his SUV near the main door entrance.Khushi and payal sits in the back seat while akash takes the passenger seat.
Arnav adjust the rear view mirror so that he can see Khushi. Khushi sees this and blushes.The rest of the drive is silent.