Manik came to Padma who was relaxing on the couch with her eyes closed in the hall after seeing off the guests of the groom's family.
Padma opened her eyes and said- Arey Manik Beta, baitho na.
Manik went and sat beside her.
Amma aapse kitni baar kaha hai ke itna kaam mat kijiye .
Hum log hai na yeh sab dekhne ke liye. Aapko tension lene ki kya zarurat hai.
Padma smiled seeing Manik's concern.
She felt blessed to have a son in law like Manik.
Padma - Kya karu Beta ladki ki shaadi hai. Kuch oonch neech hogayi to... Bolne walon ko to bas bolne ka bahana chahiye hota hai.
Manik - Amma aap dusron ki fikar kyun karte ho. Log to kuch bhi bolenge. Iska Matlab ye to nahi hota ki aap apni health ke sath compromise karein
Padma - Haan Par mai saare kaam ka bojh(burden) tum Par to nahi dalsakti na. Log kya kahenge.
Manik - Amma aap bhi na. Pal me apna kehti ho aur pal me paraya kar deti ho. Mujhe to Lagta hai ki aap mujhe ghar(stranger) samajhti ho.
Padma - Arey nahi Beta aisi baat nahi hai . Tum galat samajh rahe ho. Tum toh apno se bhi badhkar ho.
While they were talking, Nandini came down after putting the kids to sleep.
Manik saw her and remembered their dance together. Nandini lowered her head as soon as her eyes met with Manik's eyes.
Padma - Nandu Beta tu soyi nahi abhi tak.
Nandini - Amma mai wo Aarav-Khushi ke sath thi.
Padma - Bachche sogaye na.
Nandini - Haan Amma abhi abhi soye hai.
Padma - Acha theek hai. Waise tere hath kaisa hai. Zyada dard to nahi horaha hai na.
Manik and Nandini looked at each other.
Nandini - H...Haan Ab th... theek hai.
Padma - Kya hua tu aise kyu baat kar rahi hai .
Nandini - Kuch nahi hua... Amma mai sone jaarahi hoon.
Nandini was about to go to her room when Padma stopped her.
Padma- Nandu woh tera dost Aryaman kaha hai . Bulakar la usey. Abhi uski khabar leti hu mai.
Nandini - Amma wo toh Shayad sogaya hai guestroom me.
Manik took it as an excellent opportunity for a face-off between Padma and Aryaman .
Manik - Amma Maine to Aryaman ko bahar Dekha tha abhi abhi.
Nandini's eyes widened on hearing this.
Padma- Jaa Nandu use bulakar le aa.
Nandini - Amma Rehne do na. Bechara dar jayega. Aap baar baar kyu daant ti rehti ho usey ek hi baat Par. Wo mera friend hai ...
Padma- Tu mujhe mat sikha. Jaa bulakar le aa usey.
Nandini's face fell and she said - Ok Amma abhi bulakar lati hu.
Nandini went from there.
Manik saw Nandini's face and said to Padma - Amma aap baithiye. Mai abhi aaya.
Saying this he went behind Nandini.
Nandini was talking to Aryaman who had a scary expression on his face.
Manik went near them and asked - Nandini kya baat hai. Sab theek to hai na. Pareshan lag rahi ho.
Nandini - Kuch bhi theek nahi hai Jiju.
Manik - Kyu kya hua.
Nandini excused herself and Manik from Aryaman and took him to a distance away from Aryaman.
Nandini - Jiju Aryaman is gay.
Manik - WHAT?????
Nandini - Haan. Aur Amma ne usey ek baar Uske boyfriend ke sath dekh liya tha. Aur tabse Uske peeche padi hai usey sudharne ke liye.
Manik looked at Aryaman who was biting his nails nervously.
Nandini - Jiju plz Kuch bhi kijiye but usey Amma ki daant se bachaiye.
Manik - Nandini relax. Mai Kuch karta hu.
Both of them came to Aryaman who said - Kya baatein kar rahe hi tum dono. Plz bachao mujhe Aunty se.
Mai Yaha aaya hi kyu. Mujhe to pata bhi nahi tha ki Nandini ki behen ki marriage hai . Pata nahi Kiska phone aaya tha aur usne bataya sab kuch mujhe.
Manik - What ? Tumhe Nandini ne nahi bulaya...
Nandini - Nahi Jiju Maine nahi bulaya. Mai khud surprised hu use yahan dekhkar .
Aryaman - Ye dekho ye number se phone aaya tha mujhe.
He showed the number to Manik.
Manik saw the number and recognised it immediately.
Manik - Acha Ok . Ye sab Janedo. Tum dono Chalo mere sath Amma ke paas.
Aryaman - No way... nai.. mai nahi jaunga Aunty ke samne.
Manik - Aryaman chupne se Acha hai tum sabko face karo. Trust me for once.
Nandini - Haan Aryaman Chalo...
Nandini and Aryaman went inside.
Manik to himself - Cabir . Bahut smart samajhta hai na tu apne apko. Mai janta hu tu mujhe jealous feel karane ke liye Aryaman ko tune phone karke bulaya tha. Mai sare tricks janta hu. But tu bhoolgaya ki is baar tune Manik Malhotra ko apni smartness dikhani chahi.
Manik smirked and said- CABIR... You are so dead man... Ab tujhe koi nahi bacha sakta mujhse.
Saying this he went inside.
Nandini to Padma - Amma...
Padma who was still sitting on the couch saw Aryaman and got up.
Padma - Nalayak tu yahan bhi pahuch gaya. Kaha hai wo tera dost(Padma referred to his boyfriend) Tum dono ki khabar leti hi aaj mai.
Manik - Amma kaisi baatein kar rahi ho aap.
Padma- Manik Beta tum jante nahi ho ye...
Manik - Gay hai...
Padma's eyes widened to hear this.
Padma - Tumhe kaise pata.
Amma mai sab janta hu.
Aap mujhe ye batayiye ke isme iski kya galti hai.
Gay hina koi gunah to nahi hai.
Ye to uparwala ki marzi hai.
It's not something that a person chooses but it's something with which he is born.
Ye baaki logo se alag hai iska Matlab ye nahi ki Hum aur aap iski insult kare ya usey Dante. Kya ise log apna nahi sakte. Doesn't he deserve our love and care.
Padma was silent all this while.
Padma - Shayad tum sahi keh rahe ho. Mai hi galat thi. Isme Aryaman ki koi galti nahi hai. Yahan aao Aryaman.
Aryaman looked at Manik who asked him to go to Padma with his eyes.
Aryaman went to Padma.
Padma blessed him by placing her hand on his head.
Aryaman was so touched by Padma's gesture that he hugged her and cried.
Padma - Beta to mat. Mujhse galti hogayi. Mujhe naaf kardo.
Aryaman broke the hug and said - Aunty please aisa mat boliye. Aap mujhse bade ho. Apka pura haq banta hai mujhe dantne ka.
Padma - Khush raho Beta.
Padma to Manik - Manik tumhara kitna Shukriya ada karu kam hai. Tumne aaj meri aankhein khol Di.
Manik - Amma please.
Padma - Acha Chalo bachcho bahut raat hogayi hai. Jake sojao. Subah jaldi uthna hai. Morning 10 a.m ka muhurat hai shadi ka. So thoda rest karlo Jake.
With this Aryaman went to the guestroom and Padma to her room.
Nandini and Manik were left.
Nandini - Jiju apne Amma ko itni achi tarah se samjhaya. I m really impressed.
Manik - Nandini Ab tum start mat kardena ye thanks and all.
Nandini was really happy that Manik handled the situation very well
and said in excitement- No but seriously... As I always say you are a superhero. You can do anything and everything. Nothing is impossible for you.
Nandini - Jiju yahan aaiye...
Manik - What.
Nandini - Aaiye na.
Manik bent his head a little.
Nandini - You are the BEST.
Saying this she kissed his cheek .
Then she realised what she did and bit her tongue.
Nandini very cutely said - SORRY...
and ran away to her room.
Manik held his cheek were Nandini had kissed and stood there smiling like an idiot.
He went to his room , changed his clothes and lied down on the bed on his stomach and fell asleep thinking about the kiss.
Done with another update.
Hope you guys like it.
And one more thing ... please give your opinion about the Aryaman topic... How many of you support my views.
I am not perfect in words and expression like other writers but I hope I have succeeded in getting the point across.