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Khushi stood there transfixed,clutching the door handle firmly with her hands,for 15-20 minutes.
Had it not been for the raindrops that fell on her face,who knows,for how long she would have kept standing there,deeply lost in thoughts of her Lard Governer.
Fresh tears rolled down her face as she touched the raindrop that fell on her nose.
Khushi(thinks): Saal ki baarish me woh yahaan nahi the. Doosri baarish k waqt humse naraaz hokar poolside par baithe the. Aur ab toh... teesri baarish bhi.. gayi!
She leaned her head on the door.
Khushi(thinks): Na jaane kab humein mauka milega unke saath Dilli ki baarish ka maza uthaane ka!
She heard a voice from behind her which startled her.
Wiping her tears with her left hand & adjusting her hair,which were strewn all over her face,with her right,she turned around to find the TC looking at her with concern & worry.
He looked at her pale,crestfallen face & swollen eyes for a few seconds before he spoke.
TC: Aap.. theek toh hain?
Khushi managed a nod in reply.
TC: 2 tier AC coach me ek dr. hain. Agar aapki tabiyat theek na lag rahi ho toh..
Khushi(interrupts): Ji nahi.. Dhanyavaad! Woh.. andar humein.. ghutan si mehsus ho rahi thi toh.. hum tazi hawa khane.. yahaan aa gaye..
TC: Thats alright par aapko darwaaze k itne kareeb nahi khade rehna chahiye. Agar saath wale track par koi train aa gayi aur aapka dhyaan nahi raha toh aapko khatra ho sakta hai.Aap.. darwaaze se thodi doori par khadi rahein toh yeh aapke liye achchha hoga.
She took a few steps towards him,maintaining a respectable distance from the TC & a safe distance from the door.
TC: Thodi der me andhera ho jayega aur uske baad agar aapne darwaaza khula rakha toh machchar aur keede coach me aa jayenge. Toh.. aap..
Khushi: Ji,hum samajhte hain. Hum bas.. kuch hi der me andar chale jayenge.
The TC went inside the coach.
A minute or so after the TC left,Khushi realized something.
Khushi: Ticktein toh humare purse me hain. Humein andar jaana chahiye. Pata nahi amma aur buaji ko kya lag raha hoga?
Another thought crossed her mind.
Khushi: Kahin un dono ko yeh na lag raha ho ki Arnavji yaheen hain! Unhe batana toh padega ki.. woh..
She looks at the rain pouring outside one last time before closing the door & going inside.
Amma: Khusi,achchha hua tu aa gayi,bitiya! Ticktein dikha de TCsahab ko..
Khushi: Ji amma.
She took her purse n sat down next to amma,hoping they would not ask her about Arnav in front of the TC.
She looked sideways to find the TC checking the ticket of the girl on the side berth.
Khushi(thinks): Amma ne toh kuch nahi kaha par buaji.. woh ab tak chup kaise hain?
She looked at buaji to find her peering at her with a question in her eyes.
Buaji: Kaa hua Sanka devi? Ticket ghar par tau naahi bhul gayi?
Khushi: Nahi buaji,yeh rahein.
She showed her the tickets.
Buaji(sighs): Nandkisore ki kirpa hai!
Just then the TC came to them.
TC: Ji.. aaplogon ki tickets?
Khushi handed the tickets to him.
TC: Mrs. Garima Gupta?
Amma: Ji.. hum hain.
TC(nods): Raat ko aap wahaan chale jaiyyega..
He points to the lower side berth.
TC: Woh aapka berth hai.Yeh berth jinka hain woh Panipat se chadhne wali hain.
Buaji: Kaun hai oo? Humra matbal hai.. oo ki umar ka rahegi?
TC looked up the list in his hands before replying.
TC: Paisath.(65) Unka naam Mrs. Suresh Chandra hai.
Buaji(thinks): Haay re Nandkisore! Kauno jawaan ladki hoti taun hum oo se kahe dete ki humri upar wali seat lai le,par bujurg istree se kaise kahenge hum?
TC: Mr. Shashi Kumar Gupta?
Amma: Ji oo.. aapan mitr k saath hain,37 no. k berth par.
TC: Mrs. Khushi Singh Raizada toh yeh raheen aur.. Mrs. Madhumati Gupta?
Buaji: Hum hain..
TC: Ji. Lijiye..
He hands over the tickets to Khushi.
Khushi(thinks): ab yeh Arnavji ka naam lenge toh hum inhe kya jawaab denge?
TC: Mr. Harsh Verma?
He looked here n there.
TC: Unhone train board nahi ki?
He cancels his name in the list.
Khushi's heartbeats escalate as she prepares herself to hear the next name.
TC: Aur Mr. Raizada..
Khushi: Ji.. woh..
Arnav: Meri ticket toh aap hi ne mujhe di hai.
Khushi(shocked,thinks): Yeh awaaz kahaan se aayi?
The TC leaves to check the tickets of the other passengers.
Khushi looks up to find Arnav sitting on the topmost berth on her side.
Arnav cocks his eyebrows & smiles at her.
Arnav: Ha.. mm..main...!
Khushi blinks a few times to check whether she was dreaming or he was sitting there for real.
Then she looks at buaji n amma for confirmation.
When both of them smile at her,she realizes that it was her Arnavji indeed!
Arnav,meanwhile,climbs down n comes to stand right in front of her.
Arnav: Vishwas nahi ho raha ho toh.. (in a soft whisper) tumhe pinch karoon?
Khushi(shakes her head): Ho gaya vishwas!
She is about to hug him but checks herself.
Khushi: Aaiyye humare saath!
She holds his hand & takes him outside the coach.
Amma & buaji smile heartily at each other.
Amma: Jitni khusi humein Arnav bitwa ko andar aata hua dekhkar hui thi na jiji, oo se kayin guna jyaada khusi humein ab hui rahi hai!
Buaji: Hum dunno kitne ghabraye huye the jab babua bheetar aaye..
amma: Aapko kaa laagat hai jiji,bitwa honge ya naahi?
buaji: Kaa pata Garima? 5 minute hui gaye hain. Ab tak naa toh Sanka devi ka kauno pata hai naa hi Arnav babua ka.
She stood up & buaji stood up to see why amma stood up suddenly.
She was elated to see Arnav approaching them.
Buaji: Jay ho Nandkisore ki! Aao,aao babua! Baitho,baitho!
Amma looks past his shoulder at the door and is suprised on not finding Khushi there.
Amma: Bitwa... Khusi bitiya..?
Arnav: a.. use pata nahi hai ki main yaheen hoon.
Amma: Kaahe bitwa?Oo aapko baahar naahi mili kaa?
Arnav: Ji.. maine dekha use but usne mujhe nahi dekha. Woh.. apne thoughts me itni immersed.. I mean itni uljhi hui thi ki usne mujhe notice hi nahi kiya!
Buaji: Tau tumne oo ko bataaya kaahe naahi?
Arnav: Main chahta hoon ki jab woh andar aaye toh use surprise mile! Bas.. isiliye..
Buaji(smiles): o..! Samajh gaye!
Amma: Ek baat sach kahe,bitwa? Humein bahut khusi hui ki aap hiyaan tak aaye aur ruk gaye! Jab Khusi ko pata lagega naa.. taun oo bhi bahut khus hui jayegi!
Arnav: I know. But please.. aaplog use mat bataiyyega ki main yaheen hoon. Main.. oopar wale berth par jaakar let jata hoon. That way woh mujhe notice nahi karegi aur phir.. jab main neeche aunga toh..
His phone beeps.
Arnav: Di ka phone hai.. excuse me..
Buaji & amma nod.
Arnav: Ya di.. tell me.Hello?... Hello di?
He puts his phone on speaker mode.
Anjali: Chhotey?Tum humein sun sakte ho?
Arnav: Ya di.. tell me..
Anjali: Chhotey,tum theek ho naa?
Arnav: Ya di,I'm fine. Sorry,main.. aapko bataakar nahi gaya..
Anjali: Koi baat nahi! Ek baat poochhe?
Anjali: NKbhai bata rahe the ki tum kal subha wapis aa rahe ho?
Arnav: Ha di,kal.. London jana hai naa? So..
Anjali: Toh kya Amanji tumhari jagah nahi jaa sakte?
Arnav: Ja sakta hai,but agar main jaunga,toh it'll b better for AR designs,kyunki.. Ms. Shehnaz bhi wahaan nahi hongi so..
Anjali: Hum samajhte hain.. hum toh bas isiliye keh rahe the ki jab tum wahaan tak gaye hi ho toh wahaan ruk jaate toh tumhare aur Khushiji k liye achchha hota.
Arnav doesnt say anything in response.
Anjali: Humein toh laga tha ki tum aisa hi karoge.. Aur hum toh yeh soch rahe the ki hum Khushiji se kahenge ki woh Devi Maiyya k liye 21 nirjal vrat rakhkar paschyataap kar le,apni pratigya todne k liye... par..
Arnav: Come on di! Khushi 21 dino tak bina pani k kaise rahegi? R u...?
Anjali: 21 din se humara matlab tha 21 shukravar,Chhotey!
Amma(whispers): Pratigya todne par 21 Sukarvaar ka vrat rakha jata hai?
Buaji nods n gestures her to keep quiet.
Anjali: Hum toh hairaan the NK bhai ki baat sunkar! Waise Chhotey,jab tum train tak pahuch hi gaye aur Khushiji se mil bhi liye,uske baad bhi yeh waapis aane ka khayaal tumhare man me kaise aaya?
Arnav: Di main nahi chahta ki Khushi ko meri wajah se apni pratigya todni pade.
And all this paschyataap thing doesnt sit well with me! I mean,aap toh jaanti hai, Khushi waise hi kitni weak hai,anaemic hai. Uske liye ek din bhi bhookha ya pyaasa rehna theek nahi hai. Main nahi chahta ki meri wajah se use taqleef ho!
Buaji n amma look at him with proud smiles.
Arnav: Isiliye yeh hi better hoga ki main kal wapis aakar London chala jaoon aur Khushi.. sab k saath Vaishnodevi chali jaay.And waise bhi main toh..
He looks at buaji & amma.
Arnav: Di,let me talk to u later.
Anjali: Theek hai. Apna dhyan rakhna..
Arnav: Aap bhi.
Arnav ends the call.
Buaji: Ha,ha babua,jao,jaayke let jao! Sanka devi kisi bhi vakhat aaye sakti hai.
Buaji: Humri Sanka devi ka bahutai kismatwali hai jaun oo jaisi pagaliya ko itne suljhe huye Arnav babua mile!
Amma: So tau hai jiji!
Babuji comes there.
Babuji: Kaa baat rahi didi?Aap dunno bahutai khus lag rahi hain?
Buaji: Baitho babua. Hum bataate hain ki hum khus kaahe hain!
She narrates everything to babuji.
Khushi: Lekin humne toh toilet me dekha tha.. uska darwaza toh aadha khula tha.. Iska matlab aapne darwaza band... hey Devi Maiyya!
She covers her open mouth with her hand.
Arnav: Kaunsa wala check kiya tha tumne?Yahan toh passage k dono taraf lavatories hai.
Khushi: Areh haa!(realizes) Humne doosri wali toh dekhi hi nahi! Hum toh.. itna dukhi ho gaye yeh khula darwaza aur us khaali toilet ko dekhkar ki.. doosra wala toilet humare dhyaan me hi nahi aaya!
Arnav: waise tum.. is doorhandle ko pakad kar kyun khadi thi?
Kindly ignore typos n mistakes. Translation on page 5.
Next update on Thursday.
Edited by Smita.M - 01 October 2012 at 1:19am