Next morning, Kunal wakes up with a splitting headache. Raising himself on one elbow, he sees Siddhi sleeping in a sitting position .Her head resting on the bed, her hand resting lightly on his, and a lock of hair falling diagonally across her face. Kunal moves his hand forward to tuck her wayward hair when the events of previous night come rushing back.
Remembering his drunken declaration of love, he pulls his hand back and ever so slowly pulls his hand away from under Siddhi's and gazes at her, his mind in a turmoil thinking about his past love Ritcha, Anand and the circumstances of their wedding. Not wanting to confront Siddhi, Kunal hurriedly gets ready and leaves.
His mind troubled by his drunken confession, Kunal is unable to concentrate in office and finally gives up and goes to Powai Lake, the one place which gives him peace. Taking in the serenity of the area, Kunal wonders " Do I love her? When did this happen? I never was attracted to her... or is it that I was but never realized. Or maybe sub consciously I am in love with her? How do I know" Not able to find an answer to his questions, Kunal returns home, only to find his bedroom devoid of all Siddhi-ism.. her stuff was missing from their bedroom. Worried Kunal seeks Seema, who tells him that Siddhi left for Kapil's house. "Bhaiyya aapke aur Siddhi ke beech mein jhagdra hua hai kya?" Seema asks, but Kunal promises to explain everything to her once he has had a chance to talk to Siddhi first and leaves for Kapil's house.
At Kapil's house, he is warmly welcomed by Shilpa and Kapil, who tease him about not being able to stay away from his wife for even a few hours. After exchanging social niceties with the duo, Kunal excuses to talk to Siddhi. He finds Siddhi in her room, sitting by the window, lost in thoughts.
"Siddhi..." Kunal begins...Siddhi turns her head towards him with a questioning look "AAp yahan" "Haan woh Siddhi mujhe tumse baat karni thi.." "Mujhe aapse koi baat nahin karni Kunal. Maine aapka ghar chod diya hai, aap azaad hai Ritcha se shaadi karne ke liye" and saying so Siddhi turns away her face.
Kunal quickly walks over to her side and sits down beside her. "Siddhi tumne jo kal dekha.. woh sirf aadha sach hai.. " "Poora sach dekne ki mere mein himmat nahin hai Kunal... par aapko aapki aazadi mubarak" "Siddhi jaisa tum soch rahi ho waise kuch nahin hua... " "Kunal maine aapko Ritcha ki baaho me dekha... aur kya dekhna baaki hai bataye?" Siddhi questions. Kunal in frustration, runs his hands through his hair, thinking of a way to convince her.. ."Siddhi..." he tries again... " Mujhe nahin pata ki main tumhe kaise vishwas dilaon.. par main itna hi kahoonga.. ki tum apne dil se ek baar pooch ke batao, ki main kya aisa kar sakta hoon. Che (6) mahine ho gaye hai hamari shaadi ko... kya tum mujhe itna hi jaan payi ho?"
"Kunal, mera dil aapki baat maana chahta hai par mera dimaag nahin manta... " Siddhi turns to him with tears in her eyes. Kunal looks at her at a loss of words and nods his head. On his way out of her room, he turns towards her at the door and says "Siddhi log kehte hain.. ki rishton mein akele dil ki sunni chahiye.. dimaag ki nahin..." and saying so he leaves...
To be continued...
Edited by nancy1996 - 19 November 2012 at 4:45am