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Khushi shut her
laptop and locked her room after her mom left'.she sat on her bed hugging her
teddy tight and recollected what all happened today'.thinking about what her
amma said about the twins brought smile on her face'.she really has the task of
convincing her sisters with only 2 more days to go before they start for
lucknow'she made up her mind to resolve this matter at the earliest and
snuggled on her pillow and under the comforter'when there was nothing else to
think she felt herself drown in two chocolaty brown eyes'.the eyes which is
haunting since 2 years'.she remembered the owner of the eyes and sighed she
could never forget the eyes nor the person'. She dreamt of the person as sleep
The next morning'.
"Mano get ready
fast'we need to make other arrangements and then go for shopping'."Devyani
spoke while Mano was in the kitchen preparing the breakfast for everyone with
JP helping her.
"haan saasuma' let
me finish preparing the breakfast, then we can go to the temple, make necessary
arrangements and then we can go for shopping after our breakfast'.once we start
shopping then whole day will not be enough'let us have our lunch in any
restaurant" mano planned their agenda for the day.
"teek hai wahi
sahi rehega'., JP aap sabko khan eke liye bulakar baros do'.ham mandir jaa rahe
hai'" she ordered JP, took her pooja thal and sat in the car waiting for mano
to join her'.
Soon they left for
the temple'.thinking about the hectic day ahead. Only a day was left'. The day
after her chote would arrive with his parivaar'. So manorama and Devyani are
busy in making arrangements along with managing to buy gifts for her
Kavitha came after a busy day at her school as
soon as she entered her two darlings started throwing tantrums' they didn't
even allow her to freshen up.
"maa' are you
going to give into our demands or not" asked kriti.
"mumma, you know
that we are not comfortable in wearing traditional outfits, then why are you
forcing us" said kruti.
Kavitha looked at
her two daughters who were modeling, showing her how awful and weird they look
in salwar suits and lehengas. But kavitha was admiring her daughters. Both
looked beautiful in traditional dresses. They however didn't consider
themselves beautiful'they considered themselves as someone belonging to 17th
century in these dresses.
"maa if you are
not going to support us then we will behave worse"
"and remember papa
said that there is a pool in his mansion, and we are going to roam in bikini if
you are not going to allow us wear western outfits" threatened the twins.
Kavitha instantly snapped out of her trance of admiring her beauties.
"You don't mean what
you say, do you really?" asked kavitha worriedly.
"don't worry amma
they never will wear such things for they themselves do not like them" came the voice of khushi returning from a
tiring day at the office...she consoled her mother while placing her laptop on
The twins glared
at her "you too Brutus'!!!! How dare you share our secret with mumma. We were
on the verge of victory'.you ruined our plan" pouted the twins.
"Hey Devi Maiyya,
are you two angels or my devil sisters'?" exclaimed Khushi. "You two look as if
pari has descended from heaven to our home" she continued buttering her naughty
sisters. The twins had a habit of listening to khushi and agreeing to
everything she says. She is their dear sister after all.
"you are the
eldest pari jiji' we are nothing compared to you" kriti said.
"yes jiji.., any
man will fall flat for you" winked kruti.
became pale for a second but immediately she showed mock anger'"Now stop you
little devils'..and listen to me' you are my darlings aren't you? You will
listen to me'won't u...?" pouted khushi.
"you want any
"are you tired
jiji?" worried the twins seeing a little dejected expression on their beloved
jiji' they surely will go to any extent for
their jiji and won't bear if anyone says any word against her.
"No my dears, I am
fine'but' you know papa don't you? You know how much he misses his amma and
bhai and his family... Isn't it our duty to see our papa happily united with
his family'.that too for a father who does everything for us'.?"
"Ok jiji..., we
will listen to you but you have to make us jalebi's to eat now. It has been
nearly 2 years since you made them. Will you please'?" the twins waited eagerly
for their jiji's reply. They saw a tinge of sadness creep her face but she
immediately managed to smile and nodded a yes.
"Anything for my
two angels", saying that she took her laptop and moved towards her room. The
twins too dispersed for their rooms.
silently watching the conversation between her daughters... she sat there
unmoved watching khushi disappearing into her room. She saw how gracefully she
walks . Her hazel eyes can charm anyone. She wondered if this is the same
khushi who 2 years ago would break down the house along with the twins. She was
quite a chatterbox and made jalebi's whenever she was extremely happy'!!! But
her chattering and throwing tantrums, reduced 2 years ago when she returned
from training and took up the job in their school as a fashion designer and
stopped altogether since the time her papa opened a fashion house and made her
the director. She became more matured & reserved.
immersed in some thoughts. She didn't notice her papa enter the kitchen. She
was busy mixing the batter for jalebi.
"titli.., what are
you thinking beta". Khushi jerked hearing her papa's voice.
Maiyya.., papa I didn't see you. You wanted something'?"
your amma told me you convinced your sisters' you don't know how much that
means to me. Thank you bitiya". Hearing the emotional words of her papa she
smiled and replied "papa don't thank me... you came just now from office. Go
and take rest I will send your tea through Mohan."
Moving out of the
kitchen shashi remembered his amma, in fact he does whenever khushi calls to
Devi Maiyya or prepares jalebis. She has inherited these qualities from her
grandma, Devyani. He remembered how his mother calls to Devi Maiyya even for
small things, and how she used to make and eat jalebis whenever she is happy.
The entire family
of Shashi sat in the living room and was busy chatting away. Only one night is
left' and by tomorrow 6pm they would start for Lucknow.
"Papa why don't you
share your love story with us, it would be fun" giggled kriti, naughtier of the
"Haan papa please
say papa" asked kruti cutely while munching jalebis.
Khushi looked at
her parents with a far off look.
to tell their story
"It was first day
of my college at fashion designing college. I was tensed. I was walking alone.
I was immersed in thoughts of how to present myself and was damn afraid of
ragging. My thoughts were disturbed by a sweet angelic voice. I looked at the
owner of the voice. The angelic face and hazel eyes left me baffled. Later I
came out of the trance when I felt her staring at me. Then I realized she was
waiting for me to reply she had asked me for directions to our class. My heart
leaped in joy. The angel and I walked
together to our class. We became good friends. I knew that day itself I had
fallen badly for the angel, kavitha, my life"
As shashank gave a
break to their story the girls cheered the lovely couple infront. Kavitha
blushed a little. Shashank looked at her with love and pride. Khushi looked in
awe at her parents. She wished she gets the love of her life. An unexpected
sigh escapes her mouth''
"So you became
friends papa'. Then who proposed first'?" Asked the twins eagerly
"we used to talk
normally, but deep in heart I knew she too has feelings for me. I used to
admire her. Then during the second year of college we began to go out together.
Aanchal di caught me blushing in my room'.day dreaming about your mom' she knew
me well. She came to me and asked who the girl was'I could not hide anymore and
told everything about kavitha, she said that I should stop dating your mom. She
was abandoned by her family and grew up with us, she is our maasi's daughter.
She knew my babuji too well and thus thought of saving the family from
breaking. She advised both of us. But neither of us listened to her pleas. Our
love was strong. We didn't break up.
I accused Aanchal
di as narrow minded, she tried to make me understand that babuji would even go
to the extent of killing either one of us for the sake of status. I didn't
budge. Aanchal di stopped speaking with me, she was pregnant at that time and
my nephew arnie was 2 years old. We graduated and two years later one fine
morning, we got married without informing our family as kavi grew up alone at
her aunt's place' she too passed away after our graduation leaving no one to
look after kavi. But babuji didn't accept us he threw us out of the house. He
had a strong feeling that kavi trapped me for my money. We moved out and rented
a house and started our living. I already had a job from a fashion house as a
designer and thus with hard work and saving we are able to reach this position
within 15 years.
Later one day I
came to know that Aanchal di has helped us incognito by her husband in getting
a foot hold in the society. Even after we achieved a lot we couldn't go
back'though we missed their love and care'somewhere my ego had been hurt.
Babuji was a
strict man, but amma is loving , she poured out her love for us and brought us
up. Mayank bhaiyya is very reserved type and doesn't talk much. Manorama bhabhi
is very jovial. She is a child at heart. I miss her pampering me. She and amma
share a nice bond. I always wanted to
give your mother a nice sasuraal and wanted my amma to treat kavi as she treats
mano bhabhi." Shashank drew a deep breath.
Khushi assured her
papa that everything will be alright soon.
The little family
dispersed to their rooms as it was past their bedtime'..
Khushi sat on her
bed with her back to the head board... she gently looked around the room. She
stared at the posters of Hannah Montana and Taylor Swift adoring the lavender
colored walls'. Her mind replayed the words of her papa'
How she wished she
could get the love of her life' how she wished she could say her love story in
a fairy tale way to her children'.but she knew that it is not possible'she
opened her wardrobe took out a diary and read few pages which she had written
brown eyes occupied her thoughts once again as sleep engulfed her'
introduction of arnav'.. but it is not arshi meeting'I am afraid they are not
going to meet for three more updates'..
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