I finally found the time, mood, patience and an idea to write a story on Aarya. Hope you like it.
A special mention to Pearl (for the desired kick i needed to post this), Indu,Kat,Kadeen and Sam for inspiring me with their work.
It's been a year since we got married.
I still remember the reluctance i had to enter matrimony a second time over.
My experience with Prashanth had left me wary of trusting any other man with my emotions.
Love was a taboo word for me.And then he came into my life...
"Aarti this has got to stop, how long are you going to punish yourself with what Prashanth has done to
"I am not doing any such thing maa, i have moved on and i am quite happy with the life i have here with
you, Bauji and Ansh. So please for the nth time stop trying to get me married again"
But i buckled under pressure. I had to do this for Ansh. Had to put myself through the grind just so
that he could get to know what fatherly love meant.I trusted Maa and Bauji's judgement this time and
settled for the match they found for me.It was how he came into my life...
I remember our suhaag raat, we had not gotten an opportunity to talk much with each other before that. He was a widower, he had lost his wife but unlike me where as Prashanth died after the love i felt for him died i could sense that that was not the case for my... i mean for Yashji.
"Yashji... this is awkward but i have to tell you, i .. i married you ... just for Ansh's sake. I
wanted him to have a father.I have no expectations from you as a husband. Please do not have any from me as a wife.I beg of you... i dont have anything left in me to give you... I am sorry.But that's how
it is with me..."
And all he said was "I understand"
"Hush everyone we don't want bhaiya and bhabi to hear our conversation" Pratik said in muted tone.
"Pratik Chachu its OK, Papa has gone for a jog while mama is busy going over things with Dadi so we can have this meeting here in the kitchen with out any problems" said Ansh.
"As you know i have set up a dinner date for our love-brids at hotel blue-lagoon. And i am going to
invite them as if they are inviting one another. All i need is their mobiles so that i can sms each
from the other's mobile" Pratik proceeded to elaborate his plan.
"That is very sweet of you, considering it is also your anniversary, you still had time to think about
Yash and Aarti" Vidhi could not help but comment.
"Its OK bhabhi we don't need help to celebrate our anniversary. And i do have certain things planned
already" replied Pari.
"Is that so ??? Hmm.. interesting... But anyway we are doing this because i know Yash bhaiya will not
do it anyway, and they do deserve something special for their anniversary."
"OK Palak and Payal when papa goes to take bath after coming from the jog i want you to quickly get his mobile from the room, Pratik you can send the message from it fast and we can keep it back again before Yash bhaiya returns" said Pari.
"Yes and i know how forgetful Aarti is with her mobile, so i will sneak it from the kitchen later on
and send a message back to Yash bhaiya. I know Aarti would not have sms-ed Yash bhaiya herself so i can safely respond on her behalf and she will not know any better."
"I just hope all this works out as per plan" Pratik said keeping his fingers crossed.
Our anniversary,and he sends me an SMS.
That's a first!!!
Even sitting here getting ready to go to the hotel is giving me goosebumps.
"Meet me at hotel blue-lagoon at 7 pm.
PS:Come alone and don't tell anyone"
What could it mean ??? Does he finally understand how i am feeling ???
Uff.. i have to stop doing this i have read and re-read the same message over and over again.And i don't know what to make of this.I am just so excited ... so happy.
Later that night
"Pratik , Pratik where are you ?? Come here right this minute." Yash started yelling just after coming
home with Aarti.
Oh! Yashji is angry, Pratik bhaiya should not have done this. There was no need , thought Aarti.
"Bhaiya, bhabhi you are back early,we did not expect you back so soon from the hotel..."
"So you knew,which means you planned this...how could you ???? What were you thinking Pratik???"
"But Bhaiya what happened, why are you so angry ?" Pari intervened.
"You keep out of this Pari, what was the need for setting us up like this Pratik? You very well know
myself and Aartiji do not have a normal marriage. There is no scope for us to be anything other than co-parents.I have had it with everyone's interference. So for the last time stop this, JUST STOP." with that he left the hall.
TO BE CONTINUED...