Grief does not change you, It reveals you
It had been a long night. But it did bring with it a bright day. The doctors had ended the agony of those waiting outside during the early hours of that morning. She was responding well, all her vitals were normal now. She had a few broken bones in her left leg, and left hand where the vehicle had made initial contact, but the rest were bruises. She also had some head injury, but they were mostly superficial. There were no internal organ damages, and she would recover completely in a few days. Her broken bones would take a few months to mend though. She was still unconscious and weak because of all the blood loss, but she would regain her consciousness in a few hours.
They all went in to the room into which Swadheenta had been shifted. It was overwhelming to see a young, spirited and vivacious girl covered in so many needles and tubes. Almost everyone had tears in their eyes, but they knew she would recover well. Although no one wanted to leave, in the interest of letting her rest without any disturbance, the Sinha's decided to go home and get some much needed rest themselves before they could come back to check upon Swadheenta. Maamu had also asked maami to go home with Asad and get some rest. Adarsh had decided to stay with Prof Gilani for sometime to make sure he was not alone. He reasoned with them that prof Ginali might need some help, but even he knew that he couldn't leave till he saw that Swadheenta was awake and alright. He intended to give her a piece of his mind when she awoke. She had scared the living daylights out of him.
Abhay who had driven in his own car offered to drop Mrs Gilani and Asad home. They took their leave. Once they were by themselves, Adarsh offered to get some coffee for prof Gilani and himself while prof Gilani sat down on a chair next to Swadheenta. Maamu held her hand, and rubbed his thumb on her palm. It was overwhelming for him to see his daughter like this. It broke him to even imagine that some harm could come her way. But to see it visually was devastating. As hard as it was for him to see her like this, he realized that Adarsh needed his support now. He had seen how shattered Adarsh had been a few hours ago. His experienced eyes could see that the both of them adored each other, but were holding back their feelings. If there was anything he could do to ease their confusion and help them get together, he would do it. Silently holding her hand, he promised himself and her and he would always be with her.
Adarsh came in with 2 cups of coffee to see prof Gilani holding Swadheenta's hands and looking at her dearly. Knowing how close they were to each other, Adarsh could only guess what he was going through and promised to do anything and everything to ease his pain.
Accident ke baad uska face kuch bigad gaya hai na?
Kya? Kaha? Kya keh rahe ho tum?
Nahi, aap itni concentration se uska chehra dhek rahe the, mujhe laga ki dhek rahe hai ki kitna bigad gaya hai..
Shut-up. meri beti accident ke baad bhi itni khoobsurat lag rahi hai. Aur phir, woh kehte hai na, bandar kya jaane aadrak ka swaad
Acha? Mein bandar? Bandariya toh aapki beti lag rahi hai.
Toh acha hai na? Tum bandar, aur woh bandariya. Khoob jodi banegi tum dono ki
Adarsh could not continue this conversation anymore. He was taken aback to those moments when he had assumed that he had lost her. He had felt at the moment that he could die a thousand deaths to see her alright again. And prof Gilani's sudden words had made him realize how he had thought he almost lost her when in reality she didn't even belong to him. To hide his emotions, he looked away and put one cup of coffee next to prof Gilani, on the side table.
Maamu noticed how Adarsh had gone quiet all of a sudden, and smiled.
Tumhe yaad hai Adarsh, uss din jab tum hamare ghar breakfast pe aaye the, tab maine tumse poocha tha, do you know what you guys feel about each other? Mujhe pata tha ki uss din tumhare paas uss sawaal ka jawaab nahi tha., Lekin aaj lag raha hai ki tumhe pata chal gaya hai. Haina?
Adarsh looked at prof Gilani with tears in his eyes. Haan, mein usko khone ki khaayal se itna darr gaya tha. Mein inta toh samaj gaya hu ki main usse kho nahi sakta. I still don't know if this is love, but I have to take care of her. Main, mein kuch kar hi nahi paaya... main
Adarsh... maine apne dono bachon ko yahi shikaya hai ki har situation mein kitna bhi kyon na negative ho, positives bhi zaroor hote hai. It is up to everyone to either contemplate on the negatives, or focus on the positives and move on. Tum bhi mere apne ban gaye ho abhi. Isi liye tumhe bhi keh raha hu... maana Swadheenta ki itna bura accident hua. Humne usse almost kho diya. Lekin iss incident ke hone se tumhe toh clarity mil gayi na ki tum uske liye kya feel karte ho? Bhool jaaoo baaki sab. Just focus on this positive, and move on. Uss accident ke baare mein sochte rahoge, toh usi phal mein phase reh jaaooge. Haina?
Aap sahi keh rahe hai. Lekin, Jeevan?
Kya yaar, Adarsh Sinha, ek IAS office, young accomplisher darr raha hai? Apne feelings ki izhaar karne se pehle chod raha hai? Che che. Yeh ummed toh nahi thi hame tumse.
Maamu, aap bhi na
Maamu? Sir ya Prof Gilani se maamu ban gaya mein?
Shy as he was, Adarsh couldn't help but blush. Maamu couldn't help the laughter that escaped his mouth upon seeing these 2 cute children. They were meant to be together. To make the situation a little less awkward, he raised his coffee mug to toast a long and happy life for the both of them. Adarsh smiled, looked at Swadheenta sleeping form, and raised his own mug to touch maamu's - Cheers!
Edited by Soapoperasrfun - 19 May 2016 at 4:47am