Joined: 22 April 2011
(This Story Is Wholly My Imagination. The Characters Are Taken From the Serial Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil)
She glanced at the clock. The clock showed 11.30. He was late again like he had been for the past few days. The company he worked for had recently begged a new project. And he being the head of department and the Computer Engineer for his company had to stay back to finish off the work. The work-load had increased and it had started showing effects on his health. But he didn't complain being the hard working and sincere employee that he was. He started early in the morning and it ended late at night. And being his wife she tried making things simpler by helping him but anyhow failed miserably.
He had been an ideal husband, a husband which every girl would dream of, and she was lucky enough to be married to him, however she had never been a good wife and he definitely deserved someone better. But she was selfish, and now that she had fallen in love with him and wanted to start from square one, she couldn't bring her heart to let him go, when she knew that he loved her immensely. Till today he had taken the first step towards their relationship and now it was her turn.
She Heer Maan was married to Prem Juneja for the past 7 months. And these 7 months had taught her a lot. She came from the heart of India, Delhi. Born and brought up there, in the house of Balraj Maan a university professor and Teji Maan, a house wife. She had a naughty sister who was her life, Meher Maan. Theirs was a small and happy family. She had completed her Masters in Fine Arts. She had been searching for a job when her Mum's friend had approached them with a proposal for her.
The boy was a computer engineer working at Mumbai. His family stayed at Delhi. His father was running their family business and mom was a house wife. He had a brother who was pursuing Bachelor of Arts at Delhi University. They were one among the most respected family and were known to be very good.
She had always believed in a fairy-tale love marriage. She didn't find the idea of arrange marriage really appealing. She wanted to refuse the proposal at first instance, but then had no valid reason to do so. After a few days she had agreed. All the dates for the wedding and its ceremonies were fixed. She had met Prem and his family a few times. They were really good people with a kind heart. Preet, Prem's younger brother reminded her of Meher and she was sure with him being around she wouldn't miss Meher much. Gayatri Maa and his Dad lalit already treated her like their own daughter. Prem was someone who was calm and composed and loved his family a lot. Actually he loved just everyone around him and people couldn't help themselves but love him back.
For their first meet he had asked her about her opinion on their marriage, and she had told him the truth. He had then sincerely told her
"Don't worry Heer no body is forcing you in this marriage. If you want I'll refuse for the prosopal. No one will say a word against you."
However at that instant she had refused,
" No Prem, its just that I need time to come around all the things. And I am sure it will work. I have no problems with the proposal."
And he had just smiled and told her
" You can take as much time as you want Heer. No one will force you into anything. Just be happy."
Her Happiness was what, was his first PRIORITY.
The remaining meet had ended with questions about her comfort level when they'll shift to Mumbai and what she wanted to do about a job and other small things. About job she had informed him that she would love to work but not before settling in her marital life.
And the days after that had passed in blur. With all the excitement level around her, shopping for marriage, ceremonies she had not realized when the wedding day had approached and when she was married to Prem Juneja. The first 3 days had gone in post marriage ceremonies and then since Prem had to join back to his office he had flown back to Mumbai telling her that she could wait with her family for few days before coming to Mumbai. And she had followed the same pattern. After Prem had flown to Mumbai, she had reached Mumbai 8 days later.
Prem stayed in an apartment in Mumbai, with the Arabian sea greeting them with its view right in front. She had taken few days to settle in and then everything had had gone well. Not really actually!
Their relationship had started with Friendship.
"Heer I know all this must be too much for you. I want us to start slow. So if not anything can be start with friendship? Will you be my friend?"
And she had shook hands with him accepting his friendship.
The same evening he had given her a yellow rose as a beginning to their friendship.
He was a great FRIEND.
The first day had been disaster. She had woken up late and upon reaching the dining room she had found a small note implying he had already left.
The note read
"Mrs. Juneja breakfast is ready. Hope you had a good-night sleep. Will see you in the evening."
He was LOVING
In the afternoon she had cooked noodles for herself and at night they had been out for dinner.
The next day she had woken up early to prepare breakfast for him. The only problem being she didn't know how to cook. But she wanted to prepare something for him. And had ended up preparing POHE', the Mumbai special. She had seen her mother preparing many times and had put her knowledge to practice. She dint know how it had turned up. She had wanted to taste but he had turned up for breakfast and asked,
"Hey Heer good morning. Why did u have to wake up so early?"
"Prem I just wanted to prepare something for you. I mean you work the whole day and then even prepare breakfast and go. I wouldn't want that so.."
"Heer you didn't have to do that. I'm use to cooking, and I like cooking basically especially now that its is for you. But now that you have cooked something, let's taste. I know will be mouth watering."
He had quietly eaten the breakfast and before leaving had said,
" Heer like I had said it was mouth watering. It couldn't have been better. Thank you for a wonderful start."
It was only later that she herself had tasted it and had realized that it had turned up bad. Bad was not even a word. It was horrible, with a burnt taste, lots of salt and a bit bitter because of the overdose of turmeric.
However he had not COMPLAINED.
He had placed a home delivery order for her in the afternoon and later that night again they had been out for dinner.
When back from dinner she had wanted to know why he hadn't said anything about the breakfast tasting bad,
" Prem I am sorry about the morning."
" For what?" he had asked looking clueless.
She was feeling embarrassed.
" Errmmm for that horrible breakfast. I'm really sorry. I've never cooked before."
"Heer when in morning I had said it was good I meant it. You had cooked it with love and that was special." And he had given her a smile and had excused himself.
She had asked him later if he could teach her to cook and he had willingly agreed.
"Heer you are a great cook. Just need a little bit of guidance. I bet you'd cook the most delicious food and give tough competition to maa."
She had taken her cooking lessons from him and had over a few weeks perfected the art of cooking.
He was ENCOURAGING
Her day would start with his Good morning. He would call her atleast thrice a day to ask her about her meals and it had always followed till date.
"Heer did you have breakfast?"
"Heer did u have lunch?"
And if he was ever late
"Heer please dinner and sleep. Don't wait for me. I'll be late."
And if reached early, they would both have dinner together and then sit in the balcony and talk about random stuff. This happened everyday.
He was CARING.
Initially when she missed her parents and used to be sad he use to easily make her smile just like that even without having to do something.
" Have u seen Heer what I am searching for?"
" what exactly are you searching for Prem?"
"Its missing and its really special."
"What is it Prem?"
"Wahi, which makes my day and makes you look more beautiful."
" but what is it?"
"Your Smile.. I know you are missing your parents. But I am not a bad company now m i?"
And she would smile and even laugh.
He was CHARMING
On weekends he made sure he spent time with her and showed her around the city. Even though he was busy, he never let it affect their weekend-tours.
"Heer let's go for shopping today. I've heard ladies love shopping."
"let's go to eat chat today. I bet you'd even forget Delhi's chat if u eat from here."
"Heer, let's go for a movie today. The one of your favorite star."
" You must be bored cooking. Let's eat out today."
He was a GREAT COMPANION
When her parents had flown to Mumbai to meet her, he had taken days off from his work.
She had seen him at home and had known that he had taken a day off.
"Prem aren't you going for office today?"
"No Heer, Maa and Papa are coming. Now I cant let them sit at home for the whole day. I love spending time with my Father-in-Law , bechara will be bored with the mother-daughter talk and he needs some good company like that of mine. And then going out without me is not even an option. How can I let my loving In-laws go out with my Zero-knowledge tour guide who herself still doesn't know much about Mumbai."
"Okay okay thank you for appreciating my knowledge about Mumbai."
"You are welcome."
" Now I wonder whose parents they actually are. Everytime its just "Prem Prem and Prem for them."
" you see no one can keep away from my charm." He had winked at her and left to do the "Welcome-ing" Preparations.
He was AFFECTIONATE
When he had asked her again when she wanted to start working, she had said she needed a little more time. And he had understood.
"Like I had said you can start working anytime you want. Its just that I don't wont you to give up your dreams or get bored at home."
He was UNDERSTANDING.
Her Father had suffered a minor heart attack and he had immediately taken her to Delhi. He was there by her side throughout, lending her a shoulder to cry on, saying sweet nothings. He had been her pillar of strength.
"Don't worry Heer, nothing is going to happen to Papa. He is strong and his daughter is very strong. He will kill me if he sees that I had let his daughter cry. Stop crying Heer. I am here. Trust me nothing is going to happen. "
He was SUPPORTIVE.
He gave his hundred percent to whatever he did.
He was HARDWORKING
Many a times she had seen girls eyeing him whenever they went out. They would stare at him shamelessly but his eyes would always be on her. Sometimesd she wished she could hang a board in neck stating
"Keep your eyes away. I am already taken"
He was devilishly HANDSOSME.
It was always him who had taken the first initiatives for everything. He shared the special bond with Meher, which may be she and Meher didn't share. He was an obedient son, an ideal son-in-law, a caring brother, a protective brother-in-law, the best husband and above all a great human being.
He had never expected anything in return from her. He was always the one giving and she had selfishly taken everything.
He was SELFLESS.
He had made her to fall in love with him. He had always been patient, never complaining about anything. And now it was her turn to take things forward. And she had wanted to tell him from many days. If not tell, atleast take a step forward. But he had been busy for the past few weeks and there hadn't been a day where she could tell him anything.
She woke up with the rays of the sun falling on her face and disturbing her sleep. Slowly opening her eyes she found herself looking around and her eyes fell on the wall clock.
It was 10 o clock.
Prem must have already left for office. The last thing she remembered was waiting for Prem and she had not realized when she had fallen asleep. May be on the couch, while waiting for him. And he must have brought her here on the bed.
She checked her cell. There was one message.
"Good Morning Heer. I've already reached office. Today is the final day of the project. And it's a Saturday today. Shall meet you at our favorite beach. See you at 5.30"
Finally ! Today's day had started great and it was Saturday indeed.
The whole day just passed by, with cleaning the house, talking to Prem, talking to Preet who was telling her about his new crush and how he and meher were now friends after fighting for months. He had also told her about his and Dad's latest leg pulling. And she had laughed.
By the time it was evening, she had decided to get ready and go to the beach. Prem must be reaching there soon.
She had worn a saree of his favorite color today. She had taken extra efforts in getting ready and hoped she looked nice.
Reaching at the said place, she found that Prem had not yet arrived. She must have been too early. With all the excitement she couldn't wait to be here.
Exactly at 5.30 Prem had arrived. Even after working for whole day, he still managed to make her heart flutter with his looks.
" Someone is looking beautiful today." He had said.
"Thank you if that "Someone" you are talking about is me. And someone is himself looking really good."
They had developed this playful tone of speaking over the past few months.
" Well that "Someone" I was talking about is definitely you but I hope the "someone" you are talking about is me."
"Sorry to break your heart but I was talking about some other "Someone""
"Ouch! That hurts." he said with mock hurt.
"let's go to eat gol gappe. I am up for a competition today."
" Same here. Be ready to Lose Mr. Juneja"
" Wish you the same my darling wife."
The competition had gone on and she had won, rather he had let her win. He always did it, just to make her happy.
After roaming some more and having dinner she had suggested they go for a walk.
And he had agreed.
" Preet had called today." Said Heer walking along with him.
"You complain about me stealing your family and what have you done to my family? My own brother doesn't share anything with me. Kya jamana aa gaya hai?"
" We have gone over this so many time before Prem. And its equal. Mehere never calls me too now that she has got her Prem Jiju."
" You are such a jealous sister Heer"
"I guess it was you who was complaing few minutes back. Anyways the thing is Preet has some new crush."
" I've heard this before many times. Something new."
" That he and Meher are now friends."
" and you'll hear a news tomorrow that they have fought again." He said laughing and Heer joined him.
They walked silently along the coastline.
She was confused as to how to bring up the topic. She didn't have any clue. After battling with various options and thinking about his reaction she finally mustered up courage, and walked to him and held his hand. She took him along with her. Leaving his hand she went ahead. Stopping for a moment, she started to write on the sand.
Prem was waiting for her to finish and when she did, looking at the thing she had written she felt him freeze for a moment. She saw his facial expressions changing from shock to understanding and he finally smiled.
She had written
"I LOVE YOU PREM" on the sand.
She walked towards him and said,
"I wanted to say it since a long time didn't have courage though. I don't know from when and how. All I know is that I love you." And she looked down.
" Main janta hoon.."
She looked up at him. " Tum jante hon?"
"Han main janta hoon. Janta hoon ki tum mujhse pyar karti hon. I just wanted you to realize it. And I Love you too.."
"Lekin kaise jante hon?"
"Bas aise hi.. Jaise tum janti hon ki main tumse pyar karta hoon.."
And the tears which she was holding from so long made its way down her cheeks.
"Ab kya ho gaya?"
"Kuch nahi bus khushi ke ansoo hai.."
"Lekin Mujhe tumhari ankhon mein ek bhi ansoo nahi chahiye.."
"Waise hi jaise tum jante hon ki main tumse pyar karti hoon."
And they both started laughing.
He held her hand tighter, placing a kiss pulled her with him to continue their walk.
They had walked hand in hand basking in the beauty of sun set. Their relationship had come a long way in their married life, and now words were not important.
The remaining journey of their marriage they could cross HOLDING HANDS.
Arrange marriages were not that bad after all.
A/N- hi guys! A short story. Just wanted to write something like this. I don't know how it is. *VERY NERVOUS* kindly excuse me if it was bad.
Love You All.
PS- please ignore all the typos.
I'll see you guys in May. J reason : Tomorrow onwards my college Fest which is called "LEX NOVITAS" with teams all over India participating. And I guess working there from morning 8 till eveing 6 I'll directly drop dead on bed. Adding to it is the formal shoes which I've to wear from tomorrow. *I hate them*
This goes on till Monday. Then m going for a National competition to manglore which has like 9 competitions for 4 days, so have to start preparing from Tuesday. So I'll reach home like everyday at 7 in the evening.. + I've 3 seminars remaing. 2 group projects, 11 cases to be reviewed, one sale deed to be prepared, 4 tests, one state level quiz on eve of POLITICAL SCIENCE day, 2 state level essay writing competitions one topic being "HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX" , one bail petition to be typed... and then if I still survive all this I've my internship once a week i.e Wednesday and then I've legal aid on Saturday. I've to finish everything before 15th march as that's the last working day for our college after that I'll have study vacation and trust me there is lots to study. And competition is from 6th march to 9th march. So I'll be leaving on 5th march and then will be returning on 10th march. Just have 5 days to finish off everything. So in case if I survive all this and get time I'll try and write an os for anniversary which I wanted to actually but L
So I see you all in May. J Miss me till then.
If m not commenting on your work that's solely because I'vent read it. Not because m ignoring it..
Love u all..., tc!!! And Haapy anniversary in advance.. J
Loads of Love.
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your ending was flawless and yet a beginning
one of the finest pieces of writing i have ever read
5/5 for you
CLAP for your OS and best of luck for all the things you are looking forward to
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