saying that, he barged out of the room. without giving me any chance to speak!! i followed him. it was important to stop the turmoil inside him. we both went downstairs. rk, in an angry stance, me running behind him like a mother does to her child to make him eat food!!!! . the kids downstairs were busy with the wedding prep. i saw misti was measuring her brother's shoulders for the sherwani, with scientist's attentions!!!!!!!! they both looked at us and our state too. arjun as usual looked as us as if we had landed straight from mars!!. and misti? well...she looked totally biwildered at the situation!!
'papaiya...' she called out to her father.
'pls continue. i'll be back', rk said to her, rather grumpily.
'maiyya what...'she asked me.
'later ' i said.
i saw she was rather pissed off by our reaction to her.
arjun diverted her mind and asked her to continue the measurements.
i saw rk sitting beside the swimming pool side, legs dangling in the water, water streaming out of his eyes, silenty.
'rk...' i said, while keeping a hand on his shoulder. he jerked it away.
i kept it again, he jerked it away again.
this went on for full 5 minutes. i knew what i had to do.
'rk, look at me...' i said as i cupped his face with both my hands.
at this point, i eyes started stinging too!!!!
'am so so so sorry...pls rk...' i said.
that did it. he burst into tears. suddenly he all of a sudden hugged me. tightly. slightly choking me. not that i minded. i was hungry for this hug for the past 20 years...!!!!!!!i started crying too.
all those troubles of the past 20 years washed away with those tears.
'we'll start afresh...again. togeher.' he stated.
'forever' i finished.
we stayed in that position for 10 minutes.
but then suddenly, he jerked away from me.
'btw, u can't get arjun married' he said, a hint of confusion in his face.
'err...why??' i said.
'u'll get urself behind the bars' he said in a shocked tone!!
'why?' i asked again. lamely.
'duh!!!!! madhu, he's only 20. boys can't get married before 21!!!!!! its illegal!!!!!!!!!!! are u mad????!!!!!!' he shouted.
oh no! he's back to his usual self again!!
i looked at him for a few secs...and then burst out laughting...
'what's there to laugh??' he said seriously.
'the weddings 2 weeks away dears' i said.
'the kids both will get 21 tommorow...u see its their birthday...so there's no issue in getting the wedding done...' i said.
a few seconds of silence...and then...
'FREAKING HELL!!!!!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU MADHU...WHY HAVE U NOT INFORMED ME OF THERE BIRTHDAY...OH GOD...GOD WILL SURELY PUNISH ME FO THIS...' he ranted on...
i had a rare job to pacify him...which i succeded!!!!!!!!!!!!
we had given them a huge birthday surprise!!!!! it pleased them both. their was a surprise party. however arjun grumbled a little cause he felt like a kid...havind a birthday party !!!!!! misti however was on cloud 9...!!!!!!!!!arjun's fiancee nakshatra had flewed down from us for the wedding. she attended it too surprising him. she was about to come 2 days later.
rk was pleased with his son's choice.
i sweetly reminded him that it is actually nakshatra who chose arjun, and i was grate ful for that to her. she is a sweet child, and i knew she would manage to keep arjun straught and proper. i wanted that.
rk had gifted arjun the latest DSLR camera and to misti, the latest tab.along with many other gift. even ma had gifted nakshatra, a family kanggan. i had a pair. one went to nakshatra, the other to misti. equal divide.no partiality.
the whole kundra mansion went mad with the weddind prep. misti herself flew down to US twice for some urgent errands and came back again.
the enjoyment was full on...
how was it??
waiting eagerly for reviews...
promo- secrets to reveal...troubles to arise...bloodlust and revenge...(no rk madhu revenge!!)...faces to reveal...
to be continued!!!! have a nice day