Part 5 -
Next Morning Diwan mansion:
Siddhi was not able to get proper sleep last night. She too didn't want to get married, glad mid-way Kunal stopped it. But she still has this feeling of uncertainty and was very worried. She was waiting for Kunal as he promised to be there. Door bell rang so Siddhi ran to open the doors.
It was of course Kunal with both Anands. Both Anands hugged Siddhi and she kissed both of them. Glad to see both safe and sound. She looked at Kunal, he was standing with no expression and still giving chills with his look.
Kunal, "I fulfilled my promise. Both of your sons are here, if you had to wait, well too bad."
Both Anands too were bit scared and decided it is better to leave the room.
Once kids were gone Kunal, "You sons will be with you for at least 2 days, depending on how things turn out. Day after tomorrow there is a grand party at Thakral house. Everyone will be there, want my both sons to be there. I can only ask you to come there, can not say you must as don't have that right anymore. If you decide to come, do bring your family, Trust me, it will be worth your while."
Kunal said that and about to leave Siddhi called him from back, "Kunal. Please listen. I know it was wrong to not say anything, but marriage did not take place. The minute you said you will bring Anand back, I believed you. Can't we just talk about this?"
Kunal, "Well really doesn't matter if it took place or not. I am sorry that I came in and interrupted good occasion. Whatever, not my business."
Siddhi, "Kunal just what happened to you? Where is the Kunal Chopra I knew?"
Kunal, "That man is distant history. He once told someone you are my life. If you leave, I will die. Well that person left and so did Kunal Chopra you knew. You searching for him is your problem, not mine. Now I have to go, enough questions. Go be happy your sons are here."
Kunal finished his sentence and again stormed out of there.
Kunal directly went to police station. He met his police inspector friend, they had some intense talk for 20 minutes. From there Kunal went to Bandra court. Last time it was when Anand compelled him to come here, more like black mailed him to go in there. Many memories of this place. If Kunal goes by last few, none good at all. But those times must be left behind. Kunal stared at the building for while, took deep breath and finally walked-in the court.
Day of the grand party at Thakral mansion:
Everyone from Chopra family was there, as they love such parties. Siddhi walked-in there with Anands and Diwans. She had talked to Anands and Seema as well to know what is going on with Kunal. Everyone was simply scared of Kunal these days. Forget about asking him anything, simply talking to him seem Agneepath these days. Seema had told Siddhi reason for this party and had urged her to come hoping her presence will have an effect on Kunal as she was always able to make an impact no one else could on Kunal.
Kunal was sitting at the bar, no drink nothing, just sitting there. He was in usual black suit, pink shirt. siddhi was wearing pink saree, she approached Kunal to talk but Richa came there to inter fear. Richa was way too happy today. She wanted to show Siddhi finally she has what she wanted and was about to hold Kunal and he stopped her, "How many times I need to say stay away woman. Keep your hands to yourself and stop bugging me like this. Just because Siddhi is here and you want to rub it on her face doesn't allow you to do whatever to me. You people have treated me like damn prop for quite long time."
Both Siddhi and Richa were stunned Kunal just said that.
Richa, shameless person she is still tried to look all bubbly says, "Kunal please don't get angry. Let's go in middle as dad is about to announce our engagement and we can exchange rings. Come on, come with me."
Kunal, "Why so much hurry? You waited what, some 14 years, little more time isn't going to kill you. So again don't nag me. Learn to stay quite as you are really annoying. Besides I have a gift coming for you. Just wait few more minutes, but till then just shut up."
Richa tries to smile after this insult in front of Siddhi. No one is able to understand what is going on. Thakral finally takes Richa to center of room and calls for everyone's attention. Just then police inspector with a lady constable walks in. He comes to Thakral and says, "Mr. Thakral sorry to bother you at this time. But we are here to take your daughter into custody for charges of murder of Rohit Thakral, conspiracy to frame and attempted murder of Anand Chopra."
Sudden shock takes over the party. Everyone starts chatting as what the just witnessed is nothing but shocker. Why is Richa being charged for something after 9 years? But before Thakral can react, police takes Richa away.
A grand lavish party suddenly turns into some market thanks to so much noise. Thakral not caring about anything runs after Richa. Kunal too accompanies him to police station.
Given it is Friday and second week, Richa will not be able to get bail till Monday.
Thakral to Richa, "Don't worry beta. I will get you out. Nothing will happen you but what are these charges? Murder, conspiracy, attempted murder; I don;t understand."
Richa, "This is all Siddhi dad. Now that she is with powerful Diwans, she is trying to get me separated from Kunal again. But I will not let her succeed. I am glad that Kunal is here with me. See I knew you will be there for me."
Kunal, "yeah whatever Richa. Now we know you are not coming out till Monday so let's juts go home. It's late, damn tired, haven't had dinner so enough of your chat. Now this whole nonsense, it is going to take some time for case hearing and media is going to have fun with this. You wanted people to know about party, well now people will sure know."
Thakral, "No. I will nto let this matter go out of hand. I will make sure I get earliest hearing and throw this case out in no time. Before people read about this, there will be news of my win."
Next part - first hearing after one week