Posted: 26 November 2012 at 1:48pm | IP Logged
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Arnav was stunned. But the
next instant, he didn't care about the how's and why's. He huggd back Arshi. "I
missed you too Arshi!" He saw the papers clutched in her hands, and realized
that they were photos. He gently unclenched her fingers and looked at the
photos; photos of his and Khushi's wedding. She was looking beautiful in her
green-pink bridal-attire and was laughing as Arnav had lifted her off the
ground, and another where he was filling her partition with vermillion. He
hugged Arshi again, crying with her this time.
Arshi looked in her
mother's drawer, but found no colors there. She frowned, and looked around the
room. Her eyes fell on the top of the cupboard, where there was a medium sized
box, covered with a cloth. "Got it!" she thought, her eyes twinkling.
She took the chair by the
dresser, and climbed up. Still unable to reach it, she put her foot on the ledge
of the cupboard shelf and thrust herself up. She caught hold of the box, and
pulled it down. It crashed onto the floor as its contents spilled out.
"PHOTOS!" Arshi thought,
delightedly and forgot about the colors.
She got off the chair and
ran to her room and settled onto to the floor. The first photo consisted of
Payal Mausi and Akash Mausa smiling at each other. The other one was of Nanhe
Uncle. Then she found a photo with her Mom next, dressed like a bride, smiling.
"Mom's wedding photos!" Arshi realized. Then she also realized the picture of
her Dad might be in there. She searched a bit more and finally saw a photo.
Mamma was in arms of a man, laughing. Arshi smiled, realizing that she hadn't
seen Mamma laugh so much. Then her eyes went to the man holding Mamma. She
gasped. "Frisbee-Waale-Uncle!" She searched and searched and found many picture
of her Mom and Frisbee-Waale-Uncle. She was crying by now. Papa had come! FOr
her, for Navi and for Mom! He had finally come!!! BUt...Why hadn't Mamma said
that Papa had come. She didn't care...Papa had finally come! She was so happy!
SHe had to tell Navi! She was about to go, when she saw Mamma running to her
room and shutting herself in the room. She saw the floor and realized that Mamma
had been dripping wet. Soon, everyone ran up, trying to ask her to come out.
Forgetting about her Papa for a moment, Arshi cried again, worried for her
Mamma. She saw everyone give up, and go downstairs. Few moments later, she heard
the main door below open again. There seemed to be some kind of commotion down.
Next instant, Frisbee-Waale-Un-...No! Papa! She admonished herself, flew
upstairs, followed by Anand Mamu.
When she had gone out, she
saw Mama walk out Mamma's room and tip-toed to Mamma's room. She saw Papa
sitting next to Mamma and he turned to look at her. "Don't worry
Mamma will be fine..."
That did it, and she flew
in to his arms.
"Why didn't Mamma tell us
that-" Arshi started to ask.
Arnav cut her off. He
decided to tell the child the truth, in the simplest way possible. "Mamma forgot
"She is not well na?"
She thought about it...
Hmm...Tom had forgotten he was cat when that lady hit him on the head hadn't he?
And Karan also had forgotten that Abha was his wife in that serial Nani
Arshi knew her Mom wasn't
well. She nodded. Arnav continued. "But you won't tell this to anybody..."
"Not to Navi also?" she
Arnav thought for a moment.
"No. It will be our little secret."
Arshi giggled and hugged
Arnav. "But...if Mamma forgot, how do we...? she trailed off.
"Well, you need to do me a
small favor!" Arnav said, his mind beginning to hatch new plans, now that his
daughter was on his side along with his family. He had so much to do...Track
down that other girl first, cuz after Khushi's reaction on seeing Shyam, he
realized there was something more about this...
"Hello Payal? I need your
help..." Arnav whispered into the phone, looking at Arshi for assurance that
Khushi had not woken up.
Okay, guys. No chappals. I mean, I know you are probably wondering how come the
child digested the news of memory loss so fast... Actually, IN MY STORY, the
logic I used is memory losses in cartoons due to head injuries... According to
Arshi ( a child ) it is possible because she has seen it a lot on TV. I did not
want Arnav to use that 'cartoon' analogy in the story, because that would be big
time lame coming from Arnav Singh Raizada, a.k.a, ASR. So I posted it here
instead... So, IDK about you guys, but I think this logic is fine enough for a
SIX YEAR OLD...'LOT OF MEMORY LOSSES IN CARTOONS AND SERIALS DURE TO VARIOUS
Edited by Dynamix215 - 01 January 2013 at 1:50pm