Posted: 02 December 2012 at 11:40am
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Ok. So since I couldn't stop the ideas for coming into my head here's another update.
Breakfast table, Royal Hotel, Mumbai.
"Nikhil dada can we go to aai's house, please? I want to see aaji and azuba."
"Purvi your going to have to ask Jay. I'm busy." Nikhil continued tapping away at his macbook.
"Dada, your not still angry that they let me go, right? It was my decision dada. Stop blaming them, please. Purvi said with her puppy dog eyes.
Nikhil groaned. "Fine purvi but I have actually got some work to do. So we're only going to be there for around 30 minutes, ok?"
"I'm going to go ask Jay if he wants to come too. Wait here."
"Yes sir." Purvi saluted with her hand.
Outside, deshmukh's Chawl
Nikhil's eyes absorbed his new surroundings.
"They live here. I thought Manav Deshmukh was a famous business man."
"He is dada but aai and baba like to live here."
"Nice place to live." Jay muttered. Before purvi could scold Jay for his unwanted comment. A voice called purvi.
"Arrey purvi beta. Kaisi ho tum? Aur yeh khush khabri tum ne hume kyu nahi batai?"
Purvi smiled shyly.
"Actually aunty I've moved to Dubai and have just come to visit aai-"
"Archana? Lekin wo yaha ab nahi rehti."
"What? Where has she moved to?"
The neighbour gave purvi the address to the where her family now lives. They all walked back to the car and set off to find the location of their next stop.
"It's nice but not as beautiful as our house."
"Give up both of you. Come on let's go."
Purvi started walking to large mahogany door, she pressed the white doorbell. A loud chime sounded throughout the mansion. Not soon after a smart man in a butler suit ushered them into a magnificent cream room that looked more like a ballroom.
"Raju kaka, who is it?" Archana walked towards the sitting room.
Archana's face lit up.
"Purvi. How are you?"
"I'm fine aai."
"Lets go find the rest of our family. You know aai and baba were so happy to hear that your back. I haven't told them that your pregnant yet. So lets go tell them about his good news."
The four of them walked towards another room further down the corridor. In that room savita aaji and damodar azuba had started their usual banter, unaware they had an audience. Teju, sachin and soham sat between their grandparent amused by their way of argument. Whilst, manav tried to stop their growing argument.
"Aai! Aai purvi's here. Baba! Purvi's here."
Both arguing heads looked up.
"Arey purvi. Look at you. You look beatiful." She turned to archana and happiness turned to sadness. "What kind of daughter-in-law are you? You didn't even tell me purvi was pregnant?"
"Arey! Stop already. Not everything revolves around you. Lekin archana how could you hide this from me?" Damodar questioned his dear daughter-in-law.
Before they could start arguing again archana spoke up.
"Aai! Baba! We all wanted to surprise you. So please calm down. I know how upset you've recently. So here's your happiness."
"Archana it's fine. Purvi come here." She walked toward her savita aaji.
"Sit." she ordered.
"Don't even bother. How could you? When I excepted you I knew there was no way you could ever let me down. I trusted you more that teju-"
"Aaji how come you don't trust me that much." Teju said with a grin.
"Chup hoja, nalaik larki! Savita aaji told teju.
"Aaji, I'm really sorry. And I won't beg because I know your going to forgive me anyway. Sorry." She said whilst holding her ears.
"Ok fine. But not because you said I was going to forgive you but because I missed you."
"I miss you too." She hugged her aaji.
"And azuba dont worry I didn't forget you. How are you? "
"I'm fine beta. I just hope you missed me more than this old woman."
"Who are you calling old woman, old man."
"Damodar." she mimicked.
"Aaji, azuba I'd like to introduce you to two people."
She walked back towards the door.
"Aaji, this is Mr. Nikhil Kapoor also my brother. Nikhil dada, this is my savita aaji."
Nikhil gave a timid smile to savita, whereas she hugged him. She felt the urge to hug this young man. A young who may be a famous and shrewd businessman but being a broken and hurt child at heart.
"And this is Dr. Jayraj Malhotra, my husband."
"Your husband?" Savita and damodar said simultaneously.
"Aaji considering she is pregnant with a child. The child has to have a father, you know." Teju interrupted.
"Be quiet, smart aleck and Purvi, I'm happy for you even if we just found out."
Again savita hugged the other young man. To her they already felt like they were part of the family.
"Soham, Sachin go get some sweets our purvi has returned."
Nikhil phone suddenly went off. He went out and returned within a few minutes.
"Jay, Purvi I've got to go to to meet some client immediately. Would you like me to drop both of you off at the hotel or send a car for you later."
"Nikhil beta there is no need for that. You could all stay here if you wish."
"No aunty, you see we are here on business. Once that has finished we will return to Dubai." Although nikhil spoke in calm manner his eyes were spitting fire.
All the faces in the room fell.
"Aaji, azuba,aai, baba, teju could we stay for supper today. I've missed aai's cooking." She gave daggers to her brother whilst saying this.
"Of course. I'll go prepare all your favourite dishes." Archana said.
"And I'll help you." Teju said.
"Purvi, jay I'm going to see those clients I will see you later. Bye."
With that he walked out.
"Uncle," Jay spoke to manav. "I apologize for the disrespectful way nikhil talked to all of you."
"It's ok beta." Manav gave a weak smile. They spent the nwxt half an hour talking about what purvi did for the past 6 months. Although she spoke of happiness, manav could read the pain in her voice and eyes.
The doorbell rang. A man wearing a Georgia Armani suit with Ray Ban aviators stood in the entrance of the door.
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