Links to previous one shots in the Diwali series:
Bhaidooj OS: A Day of Promises
About 15 minutes after Arnav & Akash wished each other goodnight..
Arnav got up & switched on the bedside lamp.
Arnav: Akash,naa toh tumhe neend aa rahi hai aur naa hi mujhe... There's no point lying awake like this.. We need to do something!
Akash: Kya bhai?
Arnav thinks for a minute or so before answering his question with a question.
Arnav: Tumhe kya lagta hai,Paayal ne room ka darwaza andar se lock kiya hoga?
Akash: I.. dont know..
Arnav: Come,we'll find out!
Arnav: Agar darwaza andar se locked hoga toh hum dono yahaan wapis aa jayenge.Aur agar nahi hua,toh u'll get to sleep in ur room with ur wife & I'll get to sleep in my room with mine!
Akash: Nice idea par.. aapko lagta hai Khushiji maan jayengi?
Arnav: Dont worry.Agar nahi maani toh manvaa lunga! Use uthaakar le aaunga!
Arnav: Tum baaki sab mujh par chhod do,bas chalo.
Akash: As u say,bhai!
To say that they were disappointed to find the door locked from inside would clearly be an understatement.
As they came back to ArHi's bedroom,Arnav directed the anger,meant for Khushi, at Akash.
Arnav: Damn!I dont know Khushi ne tumlogon se aisa kya kaha ki tum dono is useless sleeping arrangement k liye ready ho gaye?!
Akash: Bhai unhone bas itna kaha ki humare liye aap aaj ki raat alag-alag so jaiyye.Kuch poochhta usse pehle Paayal ne ha keh diya..
Arnav: Agli baar agar Khushi tumse aisa kuch kahe toh promise me,Akash,tum agree nahi karoge!
Akash: I promise bhai:na main agree karunga na Paayal ko karne dunga!
Arnav(pats his shoulder): That's the spirit!
Akash asked the million dollar question: Ab?..
Arnav(shrugs): I dont know.. Sone ki koshish?
Akash nodded & they made another unsuccessful attempt to catch some sleep.
Arnav rubbed his eyes as a bright light flashed on his face.
Arnav: Khushi,what the hell!?
Anjali: Khushiji nahi,yeh hum hain!
Arnav opened his eyes to see Anjali opening the curtains.
Arnav: Di,Khushi kahan hai?
Anjali: Khushiji aur Paayalji unke kamre me taiyyar ho rahe hain.Aap dono bhi jaldi se uthkar taiyyar ho jaiyye.
Anjali pointed to the other side of the bed.
Arnav turned to see Akash sleeping on his front with a pillow covering his face.
Anjali: Aap dono k kapde hum yaheen lekar aaye hain.
Arnav swore under his breath as he saw the embroidered kurta-pyjama.
Arnav: Sorry! Di,aap chaliye,humlog thodi der me aa rahe hain.
Anjali: Theek hai,magar jaldi aana.Sab aap dono ka intezar kar rahe hain.NK bhai, bichare,kab se taiyyar hokar ghoom rahe hain!
Arnav(mutters): Uski toh shaadi nahi hui hai toh use kya karna hai? Aaram se poori raat soya hoga aur subha jaldi uthkar ready bhi ho gaya!
Anjali: Kuch kaha aapne?
Arnav: Nahi di..
Anjali: Theek hai.Hum chalte hain,humein rasoi me kaam hai.Aap Akash ko jaga dena.
Half an hour later..
Nani: Chhotey,hiyaan aaiyye..
Arnav went towards nani's room.
Arnav: Ji nani?
Nani: Humein aapse ek jaruri baat karni hai.Andar aaiyye..
Arnav: Ek minute nani,main Khushi se milkar aata hoon.
Nani: Oose aap baad maa mil lijiyega.Filhaal aap humre saath aaiyye.Humka ek bahutai jaruri baat karni hai..
He half heartedly followed nani inside her room.
Later at the mandir area of shantivan..
Anjali: Aao Chhotey,hum sabse pehle tumhari pooja karenge!
Arnav: Di,Khushi kahaan hai?
Anjali: Hum tumhara gift kamre me bhool gaye the.Khushiji use laane gayi hain,abhi aa jayengi.
Khushi(from behind Arnav): Hum aa gaye,di!
Arnav turned around even before she finished her sentence.
The sight in front of him took his breath away.
Khushi was looking every bit like an enchantress in a red & black lacy,see through saree & a miniscule red lace blouse.
To rub salt on his painful wounds,she'd curled her hair & left it open & smeared her delicious pout with red lipstick.
Arnav gulped several times as his eyes scanned her from top to toe.
He thought of a poem he'd read when he was in high school.
He could'nt remember the whole poem but he clearly remembered the title- La Belle Dame Sans Merci.
The title was perfect for his wife!
If torturing him throughout the night by keeping herself away from him wasnt enough,she tortured him further by dressing up like a nymph.
To top it all up,the third torture came into his mind-Shart-ae-Diwali.
He himself had signed up for it two days ago!
How he wished he could go back in time & undo his major wrong doing!
Anjali had to clear her throat to catch her Chhotey's attention.
Anjali: Agar tumne Khushiji ko jee bhar k nihaar liya ho toh kya hum pooja shuru kar sakte hain?
Arnav hardly payed any attention to what his di said.
His eyes were on Khushi's face.
She'd blushed & lowered her gaze.
Anjali was shocked to see Arnav's response.Rather the lack of response from him.
Anjali(kept a hand on his shoulder): Chhotey!?
Arnav(turned to her): Ha di?
Anjali giggled at her clueless brother.
Arnav looked around & saw the family,barring Khushi,PaYash smiling/laughing.
Arnav: Kya hua?Aap sab..
Anjali: Kuch nahi.Ab yahaan dekho,humein tumhari pooja karni hai!
After she gave the gift she'd got for Arnav,she extended her hand towards him.
Anjali: Ab humari baari hai! Lao humara tohfa!
Arnav kept his hand in hers.
Anjali(confused): Chhotey...yeh kya hai?
Arnav: Promise hai di-main aapko duniya ki saari khushiyaan dunga! Aur har dukh se bachaaunga!
Anjali smiled through her tears.
Arnav: Main nani ki baat se agree karta hoon di-aapko dusri baar settle hone k baare me sochna chahiye..
Anjali looked at nani with a "why did u tell him?" expression.
Arnav: Di,aapko ek life partner ki zaroorat hai..
Anjali: Humein kisi ki zaroorat nahi hai,Chhotey.Humare paas tum ho,humare baaki dono bhai hai,itna achchha parivaar hai! Hum is hi me khush hain. Teesri baar hum.. apneaap ko.. (shakes her head)Nahi Chhotey! Hum yeh nahi kar payenge..
Arnav: Kyun di? Do baar aapka experience achchha nahi raha toh iska matlab yeh nahi hai ki teesri baar bhi aisa hi hoga? I can understand.. aapke man ka dar samajh sakta hoon main.. Par teesri baar aisa nahi hoga,di.I promise! Main aapke liye sabse achchha rishta dhundh k launga! (squeezes her hand)Aapko apne Chhotey par bharosa hai naa,di?
Anjali placed her hand lovingly on his head.
Anjali: Humein tum par poora bharosa hai,Chhotey.. Par hum us anjaan insaan par bharosa kaise kar le,batao? Kahin phir se koi.. Shyam jaisa insaan hua toh? Jo humein tumhari property tak pahuchne ka zariya banana chahta ho..
Arnav noticed a tear rolling down her face & immediately wiped it.
Arnav: Di.. plz mat roiyye..
Anjali: Do baar toh humne sehen kar liya.Teesri baar aisa kuch hua toh.. hum sehen nahi payenge!
Arnav hugged her.
The whole family came towards them.
Arnav: Di,main aap ka dar samajh raha hoon.. Main is baar koi galti nahi karunga, I assure u.Main kisi aise-waise insaan k saath aapki shaadi nahi karvaaunga. Aap mujh par bharosa rakhiye aur.. ek baar koshish kariye. Koi aapko force nahi karega! Agar aapka man nahi maana,toh koi baat nahi!
Nani: Ee kaa kahat hain aap,Chhotey?Bina shaadi k..
Arnav: Nani,shaadi karna jeene k liye mandatory nahi hai. Aise bahut log hote hain jo shaadi nahi karte hain.Aisa nahi hai ki woh khush nahi hote!
Nani: Hum aapan anubhav se ee kah sakat hain ki akele rahna aasan naahi hovat hai!
Arnav: I know,nani! Main aap ki baat se agree karta hoon. Isiliye main bhi chahta hoon ki di akeli naa rahein. Plus,di deserves a loving husband! Meri di itni achchhi hai ki jo bhi unse shaadi karega woh duniya ka sabse lucky insaan hoga!
Anjali gave a tiny smile.
Arnav: Main chahta hoon ki di shaadi baat ko consider karen.Aur sirf isiliye ki unke past experiences bure rahe hain shaadi karne se mana na karen.. Lekin main unhe shaadi karne k liye force kabhi nahi karunga! Yeh ghar utna hi di ka hai,jitna ki mera hai! Mujhe unke humare saath rehne se koi problem nahi hai! (to Anjali)Di,I'm nt trying to drive u away..
Anjali: Hum jaante hain,Chhotey.. Tum yeh humare liye keh rahe ho,humare bhale k liye! Par.. humein thoda waqt chahiye..
Arnav: Sure di! Aapko jitna waqt chahiye aap utna waqt lijiye! No hurry!
Anjali: Ab chalo,pooja ka samay nikle usse pehle humein Akash aur NKbhai ki pooja karne do.Yeh baatein hum baad me bhi kar saktein hain.
Arnav: Ek minute di..
He gave her a huge,wrapped box.
Arnav: Aapka doosra gift!
Anjali smiled & hugged him.
Khushi sat next to Arnav for breakfast.
Arnav focused all his attention on his plate.
Never before had he admired the roundness of a puri or noticed the extra oil in the dum aaloo!
Just when he thought he was doing a good job,his wife did something she'd never done,in public.
She placed a hand,rather seductively,on his thigh.
Arnav nearly jumped at the touch.
Nani: Kaa hua Chhotey?
NK: Nannav,mere bhai,what happened?Tum uble kyun?
Khushi: Uble nahi,uchhle Nanheji!
NK(held his ear): Sorry,sorry! Ya,so.. tum uchhle kyun?
Arnav: a.. nothing..
Khushi(feigning ignorance): Aap theek toh hain?
Arnav: Of course! Tum.. kuch.. kar rahi thi? I mean,kuch.. keh rahi thi?
Khushi(smiles): Ji! Hum keh rahe the ki gaajar ka halwa sugarfree hai.Zaroor khaiyyega!
He gulped down a glass of water.
Mamiji: Hello hi bye bye! Arnav bitwa,aal ij bell aar naat? (all is well or not?)
Arnav: It is,mamiji!
Mamiji: Dekh k tau naahi laagat hai!
Arnav: I'm fine! Aaplog plz.. khana khaiyye..
The family turned their faces to their respective plates.
Arnav(thinks): Focus Arnav,focus!
When Arnav came back to his bedroom post breakfast,he found Khushi standing in front of the mirror,reapplying her lipstick.
Khushi(without turning to him): Ji?
Arnav: Y r u doing this to me?
Khushi(looks at him): Humne kya kiya?! Hum toh bas apni lipstick theek kar rahe the. Khana khane se kharaab ho gayi thi naa..
She went back to applying her lipstick.
Arnav: Khushi,stop the nonsense! tumhe achchhe se pata hai main kya keh raha hoon!
Khushi closed the lid of the lipstick & then threw it on the dresser.
Arnav was clearly not expecting that.
Khushi: Pehle humein bataiyye ki aapko jab pata tha ki Diwali ki party chal rahi hai, jisme hum dono ka rehna zaroori hai,toh aapne apneaap ko roka kyun nahi? Jab aapko pata tha ki safaai karne se hum thake huye hain tab bhi aapne.. us raat.. bathroom me.. woh sab kyun kiya? Kya aap khane k baad humare kamre me aane tak intezar nahi kar sakte the?
Arnav(takes a step towards her): Look Khushi..
Khushi(shows her hand): Nahi! Aaj humein sirf itna pata hai ki humein yeh shart har haal me jitni hai! Aur humein pata hai ki hum hi yeh shart jeetenge! Kyunki aap apneaap ko zyada der tak rok nahi payenge! Aap me woh.. cheez hai hi nahi!
That said,she stomped out of the room,right in front of Arnav's eyes.
He didnt stop her.
After she left,he went & plopped down on the recliner.
Arnav(thinks):Agar Khushi yeh shart jeet gayi toh pata nahi woh karvaayegi mujhse? Kahin.. sex par ban..?
He brushes away that thought.
Arnav: Nahi! Woh aisa nahi karegi!
But when the thought resurfaced,he felt worried..
Arnav: Temporary ban toh.. laga hi sakti hai! Kya pata uske dimaag me kya chal raha hoga? Ab toh naraaz bhi ho gayi hai..
He came to a decision.
Arnav: I have to win this bet! Shart k hisaab se jeetnewala agli Diwali haarnewale k hisaab se manayega. Diwali toh saal me ek hi baar aati hai,woh main Khushi k terms par easily mana lunga! Lekin agar woh yeh shart jeet gayi,toh who knows, mujhse kya-kya manvaayegi? Main itna bada risk nahi le sakta. Woh mujhe tempt karegi,lekin mujhe resist karna hoga! Chahe jo kuch bhi ho jaay,main hi shart jeetunga!
After lunch,Khushi came back to the room to find Arnav busy with his laptop.
She went up to him and cleared her throat.
Arnav(looks up): Kya hua?
Khushi: Humein kuch.. kehna tha..
Arnav: I'm listening.
Khushi: Kya aap thodi der k liye apna laptop band karenge?
Arnav: As u wish!
He shut down his laptop and waited for her to continue.
Khushi went & sat on his lap.
Arnav,instinctively,put an arm around her waist.
Arnav: What is the matter?
Khushi: Humein maaf kar dijiye! Humein aaj subha aapse waise baat nahi karni chahiye thi..
Arnav: Its okay. I'm sorry too! Mujhe.. I should've controlled myself..
Khushi: Koi baat nahi!(holds his hands)Aap humse naaraaz toh nahi hain naa?
Arnav: Nope! Aur tum?
She puts his arms around his neck.
Khushi: Aapne di se jo bhi kaha aaj.. woh sunkar humein bahut achchha laga! Hum.. aapki baat se sehmat hain! Faisla di ko lena chahiye! Aur woh jo bhi faisla lengi,us me hum dono unka saath denge!
Arnav: I know! Khushi.. mujhe thoda kaam hai,so if u'll excuse me now?
She got up from his lap & lay down on the bed.
Khushi: Ek ghante baad humein jaga dijiyega. Humein rasoi me kaam hai.
Arnav felt heat rising in his body as he looked at Khushi's sleeping form from a distance.
His hungry eyes roamed all over her body.
His hands itched to touch & caress her.
He licked his dry lips,which were dying to taste her sweetness.
Arnav(thinks): Control Arnav,control! Mujhe shart jeetni hai! Aur uske liye mujhe apneaap ko Khushi se door rakhna hi hoga!
His body refused to listen to his mind.
His legs carried him to the bed,where he sat down next to Khushi.
His fingers tucked her hair behind her ear.
It was perhaps his touch that woke Khushi from slumber.
She opened her eyes & smiled.
Khushi: aap bhi let jaiyye naa..
Arnav obeyed as though he were hypnotised.
A sharp knock on the door broke Arnav's spell.
Arnav immediately sat up and Khushi followed suit.
There had been several moments when Arnav & Khushi had been interrupted by Anjali.
Never before had Khushi felt angry like she felt now.
Khushi(thinks): Di ko is hi waqt aana tha?
Arnav on the other hand,was thankful that his sister had brought him back to reality and saved him from loosing the bet.
Getting the perfect opportunity,Arnav excused himself and went out of the room.
Khushi(Called after him):Kahan jaa rahe hain?
Arnav: Mamaji k liye gift laane...! I'll b back in an hour..!
Khushi: Gayi bhains paani me!
Khushi: Kuch nahi di.. aaiyye..
In the kitchen..
SP: Bhabhiji,hum bana dete hain..
Khushi: Nahi SPji,aap rehne dijiye.Aaj raat ko mamaji wapis jaa rahe hain naa. Unhone humse kaha ki jaane se pehle hum unke liye unki pasand ka khana banaaye. Toh yeh toh hum hi banaayenge! Aap jaakar koi aur kaam kar lijiye.
SP: Achchha bhabhiji.Hum naniji se poochhkar aate hain ki kya kaam hai?
Arnav entered the house at about 5 in the evening.
He was welcomed by appetising aroma coming from the kitchen.
He didnt even need to enter the kitchen to tell that his wife was inside,cooking up delicacies.
Arnav longed to catch a glimpse of her.
Arnav(thinks): Kitchen k andar nahi jaunga.Baahar se hi dekh leta hoon!
He went and stood outside the kitchen to find Khushi busy frying something.
His eyes rested on her waist,where she had tucked the pallu of her saree inside her saree skirt.
Arnav(thinks): agar is goddamn shart ne mujhe roka nahi hota naa toh I swear.. ab tak toh humlog room me..
He closed his eyes.
Arnav(thinks): Dont think about her,Arnav! Yeh socho ki Khushi ko.. periods huye hain! Sex is strictly forbidden!Think like that! Think!
His heart asked a valid question.
Arnav: Assuming she's having her period... So what?! Kiss toh kar hi sakta hoon!
And besides,shart yeh thi ki main Khushi k kehne se ruk paunga ya nahi.. Toh Khushi ko chance dena hoga,mujhe rokne k liye!
His eyes roamed around the kitchen.
Arnav(thinks): Is waqt yahan koi nahi hai.This is my best chance to win Sharta-ae- Diwali!Grab it,Arnav! Just grab it!
Khushi gasped when she felt the Lard governer's breath on the crook of her neck.
Arnav(in his husky voice): Kya kar rahi ho?
Khushi: Mm..mal.. malai.. kofta..
Arnav: I see! Kofte fry kar rahi ho?
Khushi managed to nod.
Arnav shifted her hair to the front of her right shoulder.
Arnav: Need any help?
Khushi: nn.. nahi..
He kissed the crook of her neck.
Khushi shuddered and the ladle fell from her hand.
Khushi: Kya.. kar rahe.. hain?
Arnav: Tumne kaha tumhe meri help nahi chahiye so I thought main kuch aur kar leta hoon!But.. it seems ki tumhe meri help ki zaroorat hai. So..
He held her hand and made her hold the ladle.
Then he helped her shifting the koftas from the pan to the plate.
Khushi mechanically did whatever he made her do.
Arnav: Gas off kar do..
Khushi barely managed to do that.
Arnav: Kaam khatam?
Khushi shook her head.
Arnav enveloped his arms around her waist.
Khushi shivered as his warm fingers brushed her cold waist.
Arnav: Kya karna baaki hai?
Khushi: Ko..kofton ko.. gravy me.. daalna..
Arnav: Baad me daal dena!
He nuzzled the crook of her neck.
Khushi closed her eyes & placed her hands on Arnav's hands,which were resting on her waist.
Arnav: I missed u,Khushi!
He whispered in her ear.
Arnav: Tumne mujhe miss nahi kiya?
Arnav smiled as he heard what he was waiting to hear.
Arnav: Toh chalo!
Before Khushi could react,he dipped his fingers inside her saree skirt and took out the pallu which she'd tucked there.
Khushi gasped louder.
Next,he turned her around and pinned her to the platform.
He pulled Khushi closer by her neck.
Khushi: Arr... navv..jjji...
Khushi could feel his breath on her lips.
She wanted him to kiss her.
But what if somene saw them?
They were,afterall,standing in the kitchen.
and it was close to tea time.
Her mind warned her & she felt it was best to stop Arnav,or atleast,direct him to the bedroom.
Khushi: Arr.. navv..jjji...
Arnav was about to capture her lips when she pushed him.
Khushi: Nn.. nahi..
Arnav pulled her even closer.
Khushi: Kkk koi.. aa gaya toh..?
Arnav: I dont care!
He again attempted to kiss her.
He let go of her & coolly walked out of the kitchen.
Khushi watched him leave with her mouth hung open.
Arnav(smirks): Tumhare rokne se main ruk gaya,Khushi.Which means.. main shart jeet gaya!
Khushi's eyes widened in shock & surprise as she realized that it was all a ploy of her shaatir husband.
Khushi(grits her teeth): Lard governer!!!
Arnav(smiles): Room me chalo,now!
She had to follow him,since she had lost the bet.
And she did that,muttering all the way from the kitchen to their room about her stupidity & his shaatir dimaag.
Arnav: So,Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada?Tum shart haar gayi!
Khushi(with her head held high): Hum haar kar bhi jeete hain! Kyunki agli Diwali aapko humare hisaab se manaani hogi!
Arnav: Agreed! Lekin main jo chahta hoon,woh tumhe abhi karna hoga!
Khushi(makes a face): Kya karna hoga humein?
Arnav: Promise karna hoga..
Khushi was shocked to hear that.
Arnav: Promise karo k tum aage se aisa kuch nahi karogi jo tumhe mujhse door rakhe,chahe woh koi shart ho ya phir mujhe party me avoid karna ho!
He walked up to her.
Arnav: U were right-is shart ne tumhe mujhse door kar diya.. Naa toh main kal raat so paya hoon aur naa hi tum!
Khushi(shocked): Aapko kaise pata..?
Arnav: Tumhare chehre se pata chal raha hai.Tumhe kya laga,tum room ko andar se band kark,lights off kar k pretend karogi ki tum so rahi ho aur main believe kar lunga?
Khushi turned her gaze to the floor.
Arnav: Tumhari wajah se sirf hum dono ko hi nahi,Akash aur Paayal ko bhi ek dusre se door rehna pada!
Khushi realizes her fault.
Khushi: Humein maaf kar dijiye! Hum wada karte hain,aayinda aisa kuch nahi karenge jo humare beechh dooriyaan paida kar den!
Arnav(kissed her forehead): Thank u!
Khushi: Aur.. kya karna hoga humein?
Arnav: Kuch nahi! Jao,jaakar kofton ko gravy me daal do!
Arnav: U heard me!
She threw her arms around him & hugged him.
Arnav wrapped his arms around her waist and buried his face in her hair.
They both sighed deeply.
Khushi: Bahut sataaya naa humne aapko?
Arnav: bahut zyada sataaya! Dont worry,uski sazaa toh main baad me dunga tumhe! Abhi jao,apna kaam kar lo! Main tumhe nahi rokunga!
Khushi: Lekin hum rukenge! Aapko choom ne k baad hi jayenge!
To Arnav's utter surprise,she pulled him closer and kissed him.
The kiss was probably the longest kiss of their lives,or so thought Arnav!
Later that night,the family bid a tearful goodbye to mamaji at the airport.
Mamaji: Chalte hain,amma. Mannu ka dhyan rakhna.. Oo ko jyaada daantna naahi..
Nani: Chinta naahi karo,bitwa. Manorama humri jimmedari hai.Hum oo ka achchhe se dhyan rakhenge!
Mamaji hugged Arnav and placed a hand on his head.
Mamaji: Thank u,Arnav bitwa!Hum tumhri wajah se Diwali aapan parivaar k saath mana paayen!
Arnav: U dont need to thank me,mamaji! Maine aapko isiliye bulvaaya kyunki main aapk bina Diwali nahi manaana chahta tha!
Mamaji: Khush raho! Khushi bitiya ka khayaal rakhna! Aur Akash bitwa ka bhi! Humri gairhaajri maa tum ee k liye baap jaisan ho,bitwa!
Arnav: Dont worry mamaji.. I promise,Main Khushi,Akash,mami,nani,di,Paayal,NK sab ka dhyan rakhunga!
Mamaji(smiles): Aur Lakshmi ka?
Arnav(smiles): Uska dhyan rakhne k liye kal Hari Prakash aa raha hai!
Mamaji smiled and patted his back.
Mamaji: Aaj jiji hoti tau... oo ko tum par bahut garv hota,bitwa! Hamesha khush raho!
Khushi noticed the change in Arnav's expressions.
Mamaji: Aur dinan ko tau hum jiji ko yaad karat hi hai par.. aaj bhaiyya dooj hai tau..
He wiped his eyes.
Mamaji: Humne ek saal bhaiyya dooj ko didi ko vachan diya tha ki hum hamesa oo ka aur oo k bachchhan ka khayaal rakhenge!Aaj dekho ,amma,humra Arnav bitwa humra khayaal rakh raha hai!
Naniji comforted him by placing a hand on his shoulder.
She hugged both Arnav & mamaji together.
Nani: Ratna bitiya jahaan kaheen bhi hongi,oo aap dono se bahutai khush hongi!
Mamaji(breaking the hug): Ab humka chali ki chahi..
Nani: Khayaal rakhna bitwa! Samay-samay par phone karte rehna..
Khushi held Arnav's hand as the family waved their goodbyes.
Arnav held her hand tightly as he held back his tears.
When Khushi came out of the bathroom after changing into her night dress, she found Arnav at the poolside,looking at the sky.
She hugged him from behind.
He turned around & cupped her face.
Arnav: Tum.. ho naa mere paas?
She kissed his hands.
Khushi: Koi aur bhi hai jo hamesha aap k saath hain(points to the sky)Mamma..
Arnav looked towards the sky.His eyes fell on the brightest star.
Arnav(points to the star): Woh rahi..
Khushi: Hmm.Woh pehle bhi aapke saath thi,aaj bhi hain aur hamesha rahengi! Jab baadalon se aasmaan ghira rehta hai,tab chand aur taare nazar nahi aate.Lekin woh hote toh hamesha aasmaaan me hi hain!(sighs)Mamma aaj.. humare beechh nahi hain,lekin unki aatmaa yaheen hain-apne bachchon k,apne parivaar k saath.
Khushi: Arnavji,ab andar chalein?Thandi hawa chal rahi hai.Zyada der tak yahaan ruke toh sardi lag jayegi.Aur waise bhi,aapko aaraam karne ki zaroorat hai.
Arnav(holds her hand): Mujhe tumhe zaroorat hai!
Khushi: Hum toh yaheen hain,aur hamesha rahenge,aap k paas! Lekin aaj aapko neend ki zaroorat hai! Chaliye,so jaiyye..
Khushi: Nahi! Bhale hi hum shart haar gaye ho,is maamle me hum aapki ek nahi sunenge! Chaliye..
Arnav: Lady governess!
Khushi(smiles): Achchha naam hai! Humein pasand aaya! Ab chalkar so jaiyye..
She pulls Arnav inside the room & closes the poolside French windows.
Arnav: Kal subha jaldi toh nahi uthna hai naa?
Khushi: Nahi. Hum.. di se kehkar aaye hain ki hum neeche der se aayenge..
Khushi(imitates him): U heard me!
Arnav: Wow! R u sure tum Khushi Kumari Gupta Singh Raizada ho?
Khushi: Jilebiyaan talkar saabit karen?
Arnav: Koi zaroorat nahi hai! So jao!
Khushi: Hum bhi toh tab se yeh hi keh rahe hain,so jaiyye!
Khushi lies down on her back & extends her arms towards him.
Arnav rests his head on her chest & wraps his arms around her waist.
Arnav(sighs): The torture is over,finally!
Khushi(caresses his cheek): Aayinda kabhi aapko aisa torture nahi jhelna padega!
Khushi: Pakka wala promise!
Arnav: Great! Yaad rakhna ki tumne kya promise kiya hai,kyunki main nahi bhoolunga!
Khushi: Pata hai! Ab soyenge aap ya lori gaakar sunaaye?
Khushi: Suniye: (sings) Jiji,tere jethji deewane!
Yeh sona bhi na jane!
Arnav smiles and closes his eyes.
By the time Khushi's song ends,Arnav is fast asleep.
Khushi: Devi Maiyya,humein maaf kar dena! Humne inhe jaan-bhooj kar bahut sataaya! Aur humein.. aisa karte waqt maza bhi aaya! Par ab hum aisa kabhi naikarenge! Aur aap yeh dhyan rakhna ki yeh bhi humein zyada na sataaye.. (kisses his hair) Yeh toh duniya k sabse achchhe pati hain hi,ab hum bhi duniya ki sabse achchhi patni bankar dikhayenge! Yeh humara wada hain inse aur aapse!
She closes her eyes & drifts off to sleep in the next minute.
Kindly ignore typos & mistakes.
P.S.I'm extremely sorry for writing this OS so late!
Translation page 4.
Edited by Smita.M - 09 December 2012 at 4:37am