Posted: 02 July 2016 at 1:58am | IP Logged
Suhasini and Jaya left for the hospital as soon as they heard what had happened. Simmi was impulsive and could be loud and insensitive, and they feared the damage that her words may have caused. They felt that as women of this house, they should go and try to settle things. Adarsh had also informed them of some important meeting in the morning and Suhasini did not want to wait till his return to fix the problem.
As soon as they reached the hospital, they saw an upset Swadheenta who looked to be in bad shape. Her eyes were red and swollen, and Suhasini's heart went out to see her like that. She quickly walked in to hold on to her but was rudely stopped by Swadheenta's father.
Please, there is no need for all this. Aap chale jaayiye yaha se
Shut-up Swadheenta. One more word, and I won't think twice before slapping you
Suhasini tried to talk to him Ramakrishnan ji, please listen to me.
Nahi. You listen to me. My daughter is engaged. Engaged to be married. She is not available. You were indecent enough to get an engaged girl to meet your son, and your daughter-in-law calls my daughter a home breaker? Wah!
Appa, you cannot talk to her like that appa. I am in love with Adarsh appa. Please *slap*
Swadheenta's father slapped her hard on her face. Adarsh who had just walked in to witness this was outraged. Yeh kya kar rahe hai aap? Stop it. Adarsh rushed towards Swadheenta and held on to her as she hugged him on the side and sobbed.
How dare you hug him? How dare you hug him in front of me?
Swadheenta's mother tried hard to stop her husband, but he was unstoppable. He pulled Swadheenta hard to keep her away from Adarsh. As Swadheenta winced in pain he yelled at Adarsh She is my daughter. She will listen to me. Please leave from here. Now
Suhasini questioned her judgement about coming to the hospital at this moment. Maybe she should have given it some time. She tried to hold Adarsh's hand and take him away before things got worse. But Adarsh was extremely angry at seeing her father behave in such an insensitive manner. Unable to control himself, he quipped She is over 18 years of age, and she will make decisions for herself. She may be your daughter, but she is also an individual. You cannot enforce your wishes on her
Oh, so now you are stop me from taking the right decisions in my own daughter's life?
Suhasini tried to stop him by holding his hand again, but he was also not in his senses Haan, woh mere alawa kisi aur se shaadi nahi karegi. You will have to agree to get her married to me!
Never, that is never going to happen. She will only marry a South Indian boy from our community. I will never allow her to marry anyone else.
Even if it is against her wishes?
Yes. We teach our children to follow our decisions. She will follow this decision of mine too.
Swadheenta? Both of them looked at her as she kept crying. She looked at the both of them with helplessness. Finally looking at appa, she started Appa, I really love... appa raised his hand to slap her again, but this time Adarsh caught his hand to stop him from hitting her.
Appa was outraged at this and pulled his hand from Adarsh's hold. He then walked up to Suhasini and looked at her with disgust Look at how you have brought up your son. He has no respect for elders and thinks it is acceptable to argue with elders in this manner. Even if my daughter was not engaged to anyone, I would not allow her to marry someone like your son. I don't blame him. With mother's that are busy like you with work and other priorities, how can you blame the child. It is a matter of bad upbringing. Che
Suhasini inhaled her breath. To say that she was shocked at hearing such accusations would be an understatement. She took great pride in her upbringing and the way all her children had turned out to be responsible kids. She had never expected to hear such demeaning words about her children and got extremely emotional at someone questioning her upbringing. Without being able to say anything, she walked out of the hospital room with tears in her eyes.
Adarsh who could never see anyone in tears was besides himself seeing his mom in tears. He was hurt, and he couldn't think anymore. In his anger and inability to do anything, he said to Swadheenta Aaj pehli baar mom ko maine rote hue dheka hai Swadheenta, aur woh bhi meri wajhe se. Hamari wajhe se royi hai. I cannot do anything that upsets my mother. Your father hurt her, insulted her. Until he fixes it now, I cannot be with you. Agar tum apne appa ko sambal nahi sakti, unhe samjha nahi sakti toh unhi ki sunlo. Chali jaao unke saath. Mom ki itni insult hone ke baad mein yaha nahi reh sakta. I am sorry. With that he went after Suhasini to console her while Abhay, Jaya, Jai and Asad looked on at how everything had been destroyed in a minute.
Swadheenta who was shocked at how bad things had gone could not withstand it anymore and passed out of exhaustion.