Manik woke up early next morning and saw the most beautiful sight of the world.
Aarav-Khushi were sleeping peacefully with Nandini by holding her tightly by her waist.
Nandini had a slight smile on her face in her sleep.
Manik was happy that his kids would get mother's love from Nandini and she will go to any extent to protect them from the world.
There was a knock on the door.
Manik opened the door and found Nyonika standing there.
Manik - Mom aap...
Nyonika - Haan Beta tum logo ko jagane aayi thi. Thodi der me Muh dikhayi hai Nandini ki toh...
Saying this Nyonika came into the room to wake up Nandini when Manik stopped her.
Manik - Mom wo actually Nandini kal raat ko late soyi thi to thodi der sone do na usey.
Nyonika - Ohhh... to abhi se itni care apni wife ki. Not bad Beta...
Manik avoiding Nyonika's gaze - Mom... aap bhi na.
Nyonika - Acha theek hai mai jaati hu. But time se jaga dena usey. Sab relatives aate hi honge. Aur Haan usey yeh dress Aur jewellery de dena pehen ne ke liye.
Manik - Ji Mom.
Nyonika went from there.
Manik took out his clothes from the almirah and went to bathroom to freshen up and came out wearing a red kurta pajama.
Nandini got up by then and saw that Manik was already awake.
Nandini to herself -
Nandini tu sach me idiot hai.
Itni der tak bhi koi sota hai kya.
Ab sab kya sonchenge tere baare me.
Stupid, idiot kahi ki.
Abusing few curses to herself, she got up from the bed .
Manik - Nandini tum jaldi se ready hojao. Mom keh rahi thi Guests aate hi honge Muh dikhayi ke liye.
Nandini - Ji.
Manik - Tumhe ye sab weird lag raha hoga. These ceremonies and all. Maine Mom se kaha bhi tha ki yeh sab karne ki zarurat nahi hai but...
Nandini - Nai it's Ok. I am fine with all this.
Manik - Ok. Aur Haan Mom ne ye dress Aur jewellery di hai pehen ne ke liye. Mai Navya ko bhejta hu incase you need any help.
Saying this he went out closing the door behind.
Nandini nodded her head and went to the washroom to freshen up.
After a good 20 min she came out and
wore the dress and jewellery given by Nyonika.
Navya came and said- Nandini tum ready ho na.
Nandini - Ji .
Navya - Good. Chalo let's go. Sab wait kar rahe hai tumhara.
Saying this Navya put the veil over Nandini's face for the Muh dikhayi ceremony.
Both of them went down.
Navya made Nandini sit on the couch in the hall.
Nyonika came forward and lifted Nandini's veil and started the Muh dikhayi ceremony.
Nyonika gave Nandini a vintage gold necklace and earrings as a gift.
Nandini bent down and touched Nyonika's feet and took her Ashirwad.
Then all the relatives and guests came forward one by one and lifted Nandini's veil and praised her beauty and showered her with lot of gifts and blessings.
Nandini was getting uncomfortable with all the heavy jewellery she was wearing but she didn't show it as Nyonika had gifted her the jewellery with lot of love.
Some of the ladies even teased Manik and Nandini about their married life.
Manik observed this but thought that may be Nandini was not liking all the teasing .
So he asked Nyonika to wrap up the ceremony quickly.
Nyonika being the ever caring and understanding mother of Manik happily agreed.
She asked all the guests to come and have food.
Nyonika asked Nandini to go to her room and rest as she had to go to Murthy Mansion for the pag phere ki rasam.
Nandini went to the room and stood infront of the mirror while trying to remove the heavy jewellery.
Manik came inside the room for some work when he saw Nandini struggling to remove the necklace and making cute pouts.
Manik smiled seeing this and went towards her and asked -
Manik - Can I help?
Nandini looked at Manik through the mirror and allowed Manik to help her remove the necklace.
Manik opened the hook of the necklace and removed the necklace.
Then he saw Nandini's neck and was shocked.
Nandini took the necklace and kept it in the box and was about to go from there when Manik stopped her by holding her hand.
Nandini got confused and asked- Kya hua...
Manik turned Nandini and touched her neck.
Nandini hissed in pain as she had got rashes on her neck due to the heavy jewellery that she was wearing and this was the first time that she wore such heavy necklace.
Manik - Nandini tum kal se itni heavy jewellery pehni Hui ho. Agar problem ho rahi thi to Nikal deti na ye necklace and all. Kya zarurat thi itna tolerate karne ki.
Nandini - Nahi mujhe problem nahi ho rahi hai. I can wear it.
Manik - Stop acting stupid. Dekho kitne rashes aagaye hai neck pe.
Nandini - Nahi I am fine. Ye to normal si baat hai.
What normal si baat?
Can you see these rashes.
Nahi na To tumhe kaise pata chalega.
These are not normal.
You are not going to wear these things from now on.
Nandini - But...
Manik- Maine boldiya na. Now it's final.
Nandini innocently said- But ye to custom hai. Aur Amma daantegi Agar mai bina jewellery ke aise hi Agar waha gayi toh.
Manik - Then wear something of light weight not all these heavy stuff.
Nandini - But mere paas to yeh hi jewellery hai.
Manik thought of something and then said - Ok us baare me baad me Dekhenge but first let me apply any ointment to these rashes.
Nandini - Mai laga loongi. Aap Rehne dijiye.
Manik in a stern voice- Chup karke yaha baitho aur let me apply. I know tum nahi lagaogi ointment itna toh mai janta hu tumhe.
Nandini made an angry pout and turned towards the other side.
Manik realized that he had raise his voice on Nandini that's why she got angry.
He bit his lower lip and smiled seeing her childish behaviour.
He came infront of her and held his ear with his hand and said - Sorry...
Nandini turned to the opposite direction.
Manik again mouthed a sorry by coming infront of her.
Manik - Nandini I am sorry. Please maaf kardo.
Nandini- Ok maaf kiya. But this is the last time. Phirse Agar aapne mujhe daanta na toh...
Manik - Toh...
Nandini - Toh mai aapse baat nahi karungi.
Manik - Ok. Nahi daantunga. Happy.
Nandini smiled and said - Very happy.
Manik - Ab toh ointment lagane do.
Nandini - Ok.
Saying this she sat on table before the mirror and Manik applied the ointment.
Nandini was nonstop talking about various things and Manik was looking at her through the mirror completely lost in her.
He was brought back to reality when someone cleared their throat to gain his attention.
Manik immediately straightened and looked at Cabir and Navya who were having a mischievious smirk on their faces.
Navya - Ye kya horaha hai yahan.
Nandini - Wo actually mere neck pe rashes aagaye the to Ji...
Then she bit her tongue as Nyonika had asked her to call Manik by his name.
She then continued - To Manik mujhe ointment laga rahe the.
Manik suddenly looked at Nandini as she had referred him as Manik.
He felt overjoyed. His heart was jumping in joy as Nandini had taken his name for the first time.
His name never sounded so nice to him as it was sounding coming from Nandini's mouth.
Cabir looked at Manik and tried to read his mind.
Cabir gave Manik a 'Oh to Ab baat yaha tak pahuch gayi hai' look.
Both Cabir and Navya laughed seeing Manik's state.
Nandini being an innocent soul couldn't understand anything.
Manik inorder to avoid any further embarrassment left from there.
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