Posted: 24 December 2014 at 4:17am | IP Logged
As he enters the headquarters,all his juniors stand up and salutes him with respect.He strodes off to his office and sits on his chair and plunges into a pile of files to read them.
A knock disturbs his concentration.
''May I come in,Sir?''
His peon comes in,bringing in his hot,steaming cup of coffee.He keeps it on his table and says, ''Sir,ghar se aapke Bebe ki phone aaya thha.. Kehrahi thi ki aapko nashta de du kyunki aaj apne nashta kiye bagaer office chale aaye.''
''Haan,Ramu kaka.. Ghar se nashta agar aaye toh yahaan de dijiyega... Aapko toh pata hai na ki..''
''Aapko bahar ka khana pasand nahi hai.. Thik hai.. Ghar se aate hi aapka nashta de dunga yahan pe. Waise,aaj aap Orphanage nahi jayenge kya?'' Ramu Kaka asked.
''Haan,, aaj jaunga,warna Chotu mujhe nahi chorega. Aaj uska birthday hai na,isiliye..'' Aakash said with a smile.
The day goes on as he completes his work on time and reports it to Comissioner and leaves his office for the Orphanage.
''Beta,aap cake toh katlo. Apke Aakash bhaiya aate hi honge.'' Mother said.
''Haan re,Chotu. Cake katle na. Hum logo ke pet mein chuhe dour rahe hai.'' Binnie replied.
''Nahi katunga.. Aakash bhaiya aajayenge phir katunga...'' Chotu replies and sits far away.
''Ey Kanta,chal apne Didi ko bulake laate hai..'' Aslam said.
''Chalo Aslam bhaiya. Didi ko leke aate hai.''
Soon,Aslam and Kanta brought Ananya and told them about Chotu. Ananya smiles sweetly and goes to manaofy Chotu.
''Kya baat hai,Chotu? Aap cake kyun nahi kat rahe ho?'' Ananya asked.
''Aakash bhaiya nahi aaye na,isiliye. Aap hi batao,Didi. Aise koi late karta hai kya?'' Chotu asked.
''Aww.. Chinta mat karo. Tumhare Aakash bhaiya aajayenge.. Tum cake toh katlo.. Warna,baki sab kya sochenge?'' Ananya replied,carressing Chotu's head fondly.
''Aap jao,main thori der baad aata hu..'' Chotu replied.
''That's like my good boy.. Jaldi aana.'' Ananya replied.
That was Ananya,who loved her orphanage kids so much,specially,the batch of Chotu,Kanta,Binnie,Aslam and others. Kids love her caring,loving and bubbly nature.
''Didi,mujhe lagta hai ki Chotu bhaiya ka mood abhi tak off hai.. Hum kuch kare kya?'' Binnie asked.
All the kids except,Chotu,went towards the centre and started dancing with Ananya.
O Mannwa laage,
Laage re saawre,
Laage re saawre,
Le tera hua jiya ka jiya ka jiya ka yeh gawre,
As Aakash enters the premises,he sees all the kids dancing and trying to persuade Chotu to cut the cake. As he entered,he was astonished to see such a beautiful sight infront of him. A girl in pink and silver anarkali,dancing merrily with the kids. The sounds,around him stopped for a moment. His eyes were glued as he saw Ananya dancing so beautifully with the kids.
Musaafir hu main dhup ka,
Deewana hu main roop ka,
Mujhe na bhaaye,na bhaaye,
Na bhaaye chaanv ree...
Everyone stopped and looked towards Aakash who was standing with many packets in his hands. The kids ran towards Aakash,hugged him and making him fall. Ananya smiled and blushed a little.
Aakash then distributed the gifts to other children,meanwhile,he went to Chotu who was miffed with him. He had to try a lot to persuade him. At last,Chotu relented and was happy to see his Aakash bhaiya. Aakash wished him Happy Birthday and later on,everyone celebrated Chotu's birthday.
Aakash stood beside the window as cool breeze hit him. He thought about today. How he spent his day with those adorable kids who addressed hi as Aakash bhaiya. He feels happy when he is with them,spending time with them,playing with them,etc etc.
But,today,his concentration was on Ananya. He was lost in her beauty and the love she has for the kids.
''Woh larki bohut khoobsurat lag rahi thi... Kitna pyaar karti hai baccho se... Uski hasi.. Uski innocence mujhe bhaa gaya hai.. Main itna kyun soch raha hu uske baare mein? Kyun uske naam lene se mera dil dharak uthta hai? Is it love at first sight? Shayad. (he shrugs off these thoughts) ab sab chhor aur sone chal.. Kal bohut kaam hai..'' Aakash smiled and went to sleep.
Precap: Aakash meets Ananya.