Hey everyone! Pakka sirr nahi khaungi...just give this OS a read! I guess, I won't end up disappointing u guys! ArMeer OS : Sacrifices
"Sikandar!!!!!" he shouted.
"Arjun, sambhalo apne aap ko..."
"Kaise sambhalu Aayesha? Kaise...pehle Roshni aur ab..."
"Sambhalna hoga...tum uske piche jao...mein inhein...hospital lekar jaati hunn..."
"Koi faayda nahi Aayesha, tum yahin ruko iske saath...mein Sikandar ke piche jaata hunn..."
Arjun entered the same lane, which 'he' told him.
She sat there on the ground, wondering why Arjun didn't let her, take 'him' to the hospital. She checked 'his' pulse. Now she realized, why he asked her, not to take 'him' to hospital.
Suddenly, the duo of Shree n Chotu reached the spot,
"Aayesha, Arjun Sir...yeh kya? Rathore Sir ko kya huya?"
"He's no more..."
"Mazak kar rahi ho na? Rathore Sir ko kuch nahi ho sakta..."
She moved a bit, as the duo of Shree and Chotu, noticed 3 bullets in 'his' chest. He laid there, lifeless.
"Chotu, iss waqt tumhein Arjun ke saath jaana hoga...woh...uss gali mein gaye hain..." she said, as she pointed towards the lane, where Arjun entered few minutes back.
The duo had tears in their eyes. But she was correct too. The duo too entered the same lane.Few minutes back,
"Rathore kahan gaya hai woh?"
Arjun looked at 'him' suspiciously.
"Zindagi bhar tumne mujh par trust nahi kiya Arjun, lekin iss baar karlo..."
'He' knew that Sikandar wasn't there, where he was pointing, but was at some distance, in some other lane. All his men were dead, and he was trying to find a place where he could hide himself, because he was pretty sure, that Arjun would reach him any moment. Why was 'he' pointing towards the wrong side? Because 'he' knew that Sikandar was aiming his gun at Arjun, and 'he' wanted Arjun to be safe. All 'his' life, 'he' sacrificed everything, just for him to be happy. Him? Arjun. 'He' could even 'Sacrifice''his' life for him.
'He' noticed Sikandar. Arjun didn't.
Sikandar fired 3 shots, towards them. 'He' pushed Arjun away, as those 3 bullets hit his chest.
Arjun didn't see Sikandar running away.
"Rathore! Utho Rathore..." he said, as he patted his face.
"Arju...Arj...Arjun...woh...woh...uss ga...gali mein...bhaga hai...go now..." this time, he didn't lie.
"Nahi, mein tumhein aise chodke nahi jaa sakta..." he said, as he placed Sam's head in his lap.
Rathore held Arjun's hand closer to his chest, "nah...nahi...marna toh sabko...hota hai...ik din...shayad...meri kismat mein...maut aaj...ke hi din...likhi hai..." he said, as he closed his eyes.
"Nahi...Sam!!!" he shouted.Now,
He was running behind Sikandar. Earlier, the only reason of killing Sikandar for him was to avenge Roshni's death.
But now, he had to avenge Sameer's death too. His whole life, he had hated Sameer. But now, he realized that he was wrong. Sameer always sacrificed 'his' happiness for him [Arjun] to be happy.
After a long chase, in those lanes of the 'chawls', Arjun finally grabbed Sikandar. He grabbed him by the collar of his long kurta, and kicked him hard in his stomach. He kept on beating him, until, Sikandar was almost unconscious. Minutes later, the duo with some back up force reached the spot.
"Kutte, teri wajah se kitni zindgiyan kharab huyi...iska andaaza bhi hai tujhe? Jinn ladkiyon ko tu apne human trafficking racket ke liye bhejta tha...unki aur unki families ki zindagi...woh bache...joh tere drugs ki wajah se...nashe ki latt mein choor ho chuke they...aur na jaane kitni zindgiyan...tunhe mujhse meri Roshni ko cheena...jaanta bhi hai kitna pyaar karta tha mein uss se...pyaar...tu toh shayad iss lafz k matlab tak nahi jaanta..."
"Arjun...mujhe maar kar kya milega tujhe? Dekh...mere pass...bahut paisa hai...jaane de mujhe...mein tujhe malamal kar dunga..."
"Sikandar, galat aadmi ko paise dene ki koshish ki hai tunhe...mein unn officers mein se nahi hunn...jo paise lekar apna imaan bech de...Sikandar, har officer bikau nahi hota..."
Before Sikandar could speak up anything else, Arjun shot the remaining 4 bullets of his pistol, in his chest. He picked up the swiss knife, which was lying at a distance, as he slit Sikandar's throat.
He finally avenged the death of his wife, Roshni. He stood there, as he looked at Sikandar's body being taken away.
"Aakhir tumne Roshni ki maut ka badla le hi liya Arjun..." the commissioner said, as he placed his hand on Arjun's shoulder.
"Par Sameer ki maut ka nahi..." Arjun replied.
"Kya? Sameer..." he asked Arjun, as he wasn't aware of the fact that Sameer was no more.
"Yes Sir, Woh mar chuka hai..." he said, as he lowered his face.
"Arjun.." a voice came from behind.
He turned around to find Aayesha standing at a distance.
He walked towards her and hugged her tightly. For a fraction of seconds, she didn't knew what to do. Seconds later, she placed her one hand on his back, and the other, caressed his hairs.
While the duo of Shree and Chotu, were standing at a distance, sobbing, mourning the death of their senior.
"Arjun...sambhalo...sambhalo apne aap ko..."
"Nahi sambhal sakta mein apne aap ko Aayesha..."
"Sambhalna hoga Arjun..."
"Kyun sambhalun mein apne aap ko? Aur kis ke liye sambhalu?"
"Mere liye...apne parents ke liye...aur khas kar Roshni ke liye..."
He looked at her. Yes, she was correct. He had to be the attitude king Arjun and not the one, he was at the present moment.
"Chotu...aisa nahi ho sakta..."
"Par aisa ho gaya Shree..."
"Nahi...Rathore Sir humein aise akele chod ke nahi jaa sakte..."
"Sambhal apne aap ko Shree...jo hona tha...woh ho chuka hai.." Chotu said, as he wiped his tears, and placed his hand on Shree's back.Few hours later,
In the evening,
Arjun rang the doorbell. A lady, in her late-50's opened the door.
The lady didn't reply.
"Vasundhra ji, kaun aaya hai?"
"Arjun aaya hai..."
Mr.Suryakant Rawte, hurriedly walked towards the door.
"Ab kis liye aaya hai tu yahaan? Chala jaa..."
"Baba, ik baar meri baat sun lijiye..."
"Sunn ne layak reh hi kya gaya hai? Phir se Sameer ke baare mein kuch kehne aaya hoga? Kab tak uske baare mein humein jhooth bolega? Humare ilawa uska hai hi kaun? Bechare ka hai hi kaun iss duniya mein humare ilawa. Kyun tu humein usse dur karne ki koshish karta hai humesha?"
Arjun was silent. He looked at Aayesha, expecting her to handle the situation.
"Aayesha beta, aap pehle meri baat suniye...iss ladke ki baaton mein mat aayega...bahut jhooth bola hai isne humse...bahut..."
"Uncle ik baar humari baat sun lijiye..."
Mr.Rawte looked at Mrs.Rawte. She nodded in positive.
Mrs.Rawte spoke in between, "Kya huya usse? Woh theek toh hai?"
"Aunty woh...Sameer ab iss duniye mein nahi rahe..."
"Kya mazak hai yeh? Aayesha beta, humein aise mazak bilkul bhi nahi pasand..."
"Baba, yeh mazak nahi hai...Sameer sach mein marr chuka hai..."
The parents had tears in their eyes. Mrs.Rawte almost fainted. Aayesha grabbed Mrs.Rawte. Arjun tried to step inside the house, but,
"Rukiye, shayad aap bhul gaye hain ki iss ghar mein aapka aana mana hai...Aayesha beta, Vasundhra ko chod dijiye...mein unhein khud le jaunga..." said Mr.Rawte, as he called out for the servants. The servants took Mrs.Rawte in the room, while Mr.Rawte,
"Aaj ke baad yahan mat aana Arjun, tumhare liye iss ghar ke darwaaze humesha ke liye band ho chuke hain...humesha ke liye..." saying this Mr.Rawte shut the door.
"Baba..." he said, but he was too late to say these words.
"Chalo Arjun, hum log chalte hain..."
"Aayesha, ik baar baba ko kehdo ki woh mujhse baat karlein...sirf ik baar.."
"Don't worry Arjun, dekhna, ik din woh khud tumse baat karenge...Abhi ke liye chalo..."Few minutes later,
No one in the office was working, no one. Everyone was sad, hearing the news of their Chief's death.
Arisha walked into the office. Everyone looked at them. Even Arjun's eyes looked from right to left, and vice versa.
They entered the conference room. It was such a lonely feeling. It was lonely, from the moment when Riya died, and now this loneliness hurted even more. They found Choree sitting next to each other, crying.
"Chotu, Shree, sambhalo apne aap ko..."
They wiped their tears. Shree stood up from his place and handed Arjun, an envelope.
"Rathore Sir ke baad aap ETF ke new Chief hai...Arjun Sir...aur Aayesha, Second-In-Command"
Arisha looked at each other. Shree handed him 2 more envelopes.
"Aur Sir ye..."
"Yeh kya hai Shree?"
Shree looked at Chotu, as Chotu spoke up, "Sir, yeh...hum dono ke resignations hai..."
Aa : "Kya? Tum log resign kyun kar rahe ho?"
Sh : "Kyunki hum log yahaan aur kam nahi kar sakte..."
Ch : "Haan, Shree sahi keh raha hai...hum dono yahan kam nahi kar sakte..."
Before Arjun could speak up, the duo said Sorry and left the office.
He always did sarcasms on Rathore, made fun of his leading capabilities. But now he realized his mistake. It was Rathore who made ETF a more successful team and not ACP Mehta who headed ETF 4 years back. Only now, he realized that why the duo resigned. They didn't have any problem working under him, but they can't forget Rathore as their Chief. The 4 people : Rathore, Riya, Chotu and Shree, shared a beautiful bond b/w them. 2 n a half years back, they lost Riya, n now, Rathore. It was difficult for the duo, to work under any other Chief now. Even if it was Arjun. From the start till now, none of the 4, got themselves transferred. Why? Rathore loved his team. Yes! 'His Team.' Riya saw Rathore as a big brother, and the Choree were her besties. Choree, too saw a caring chief in Rathore, and how could they leave Riya? their bestie!
Aayesha placed her hand on Arjun's shoulder.
"Kya soch rahe ho Arjun?"
"Yehi ki meine aaj tak Sameer ke saath kitna bura behave kiya hai..."
"Kyun...aisa kya kiya tumne uske saath aaj tak?"
"Usse kabhi zindagi mein khush hone ka mauka nahi diya...balki tumhein bhi usse durr kar diya..."
She removed her hand off his shoulder and moved away.
He walked towards her and placed his hand on her, as they looked at each other,
"Kya meine yeh galat kiya Aayesha?"
She didn't knew what to say. Yes? Because he took her away from the guy she was getting married to? or No? Because she was now standing next to her love, Arjun.
"Shayad haan, shayad na..."
He understood what she meant. [Reserving next few posts, so that I can complete the OS Later Scroll down for more. Jootis n tamatars are welcomed. ]
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Edited by MriduB - 21 February 2013 at 2:21am