I present you with another chapter of this story.
Manik reached the office of the event manager.
The receptionist directed him to the cabin of her boss.
Manik followed the directions and reached the cabin of the manager.
He knocked the door and on getting permission entered inside.
Event Manager - Hello Mr. Manik... Aapke baare me bahut suna hai humne. It appears that you are the best bet for any modelling assignment. Tabhi to itne demand me ho.
Manik - Aisi koi baat nahi hai. Wo to bas I like to finish my work with full dedication.
Event Manager(E.M) - That's exactly why we want you to get some perfect snaps of a mega event being conducted by our company.
We would be glad to have you on board.
Manik - Sure sir... Could you let me know what sort of event is it?
There is a grand celebration going on in the this city. They have hired us to organise the event.
Saying this the manager handed over an envelope to Manik which had all the details of the event.
Manik looked at the details and a smile appeared on his face.
Manik - Ok. I am ready for this. So when do I leave?
E.M- You can leave by Tomorrow evening. The event is scheduled to take place day after tomorrow.
Manik - Ok . I am in.
E.M- That's great. Let's just finish the formalities.
With this the event manager summoned his assistant to get the contract papers ready.
Manik signed the papers and left after discussing some more details.
In the meantime,
In train -
Nandini sat quietly staring out of the window lost in the thoughts.
Swati - Kya hua Beta. Kaha khogayi?
Nandini - Kahi nahi Maa. Hum to bas soch rahi hai ki kaise hamari life achanak se badal gayi. Hum to sab se door jarahe the Par Bhagwaan ki marzi shayad Kuch aur hi thi isiliye Bhagwaan ne Manik ko hamare liye ek masiha banakar bhej diya.
Swati - Sach kaha tune . Manik ek masiha hi to hai. Aur Haan aisa jeevan saathi kismat walon ko hi milta hai. Wo tujhse bahut pyaar bhi karta hai.
Nandini - Aap sach keh rahi ho Maa. But kya hum us pyaar ke layak hai. Mera Matlab kya hum Manik ko wo Saari khushiya de paayenge Jo wo deserve karte hai. Kabhi kabhi to Hume dar Lagta hai Maa ki kahi hum ...
Swati didn't let Nandini to complete the sentence.
Swati - Chup hoja. Ekdum chup. Aisa kuch nahi hoga. Tujhe meri kasam Agar tune dobara koi aisi waisi baat apni zuban pe layi to. Mujhe Lagta hai... Balki yakeen hai mujhe ki tu aur Manik hamesha ek sath rahenge aur Khush rahenge . Tum dono ko koi juda nahi karpayega. Yahan tak Bhagwaan bhi aisa karne se Pehle sau baar sochega.
To ye sad face ko smiling face me convert kar aur Khush raha kar.
Nandini smiled and hugged Swati.
Nandini - I promise Maa. Hum hamesha Khush rahenge.
Swati - Ye Hui na baat. Meri Beti Bahut strong hai.
Saying this Swati kissed Nandini's forehead.
After few hours, Nandini and Swati reached Kota,Rajasthan (Nandini's home town)
Both of them got down the train and reached their home in a cab.
As soon as Nandini set her foot in the house, all the memories of her childhood flashed infront of her eyes.
She hadn't been to her home for a long time now.
Nandini looked around and a huge smile appeared on her face.
Swati saw this and said- Nandu kya dekh rahi hai aise? Tera hi to ghar hai yeh.
Nandini - Maa I feel so good today. Aisa Lagta hai ki fir se wahi purane din wapas aagaye hain.
Nandini ran upto the kitchen and said-Maa aapko yaad hai aap yahin se mujhe awaaz lagakar uthati thi Subah subah.
Swati nodded and smiled.
Then Nandini came to the drawing room and said- Aap yahin wait karti thi na jab bhi mai school se aane me deri kardeti thi.
Swati - Haan Beta.
Nandini then took Swati with her to their room and said- Maa apko yaad hai mai kitna tang karti thi apko yahan pe jab aap Kuch important kaam karte the aur mujhe TV dekhna hota tha.
Kitne carefree days the na wo. Na koi tension na koi responsibility. Bas apni marzi me Jo aata wahi karti thi.
Swati with tears in her eyes - Haan Nandini mujhe sab yaad hai.
Mai kaise bhool sakti hoon wo sab.
Din raat bas unhi yaadon me Jeeti thi mai.
Ab aisa lagraha hai ki is ghar ki raunak laut aayi hai.
Nandini - Maa... Aap mujhe sad hone se mana kar rahi ho aur Ab khud aansu bahana start kardiya. Very bad.
Nandini wiped her tears and gestured Swati to smile to which Swati obliged.
Both the mother daughter duo hugged each other.
Meanwhile at Manik's room-
Manik came back to his room after having dinner and checked his mobile to see if Nandini had called him but there was no call nor there was any message from her.
Manik - Nandini ne abtak call kyu nahi Kia. Abtak to wo pahunch gayi hogi apne ghar. I hope everything is ok.
As Manik was about to dial Nandini's number when he got a call from her.
Manik immediately received the call.
Manik - Hello Nandini... Tum pahuch gayi na theek se. Mai kabse tumhare call ka wait kar raha tha. Tumne call kyu nahi Kia. Is everything okay.
Nandini - Haan Manik sab theek hai. Hum theek se pahuch gaye. Wo actually hum Maa ke sath Mandir gaye the. Abhi laute hai aur aate hi aapko call Kia. Sorry aapko wait karane ke liye.
Manik - It's Ok Nandini. U don't have to be sorry.
Nandini - Apne dinner Kia?
Manik - Haan. Just had it ? What about you?
Nandini - Not yet. Wo mai aapse Kuch kehna chahti hoon.
Manik - Nandini tumne time Dekha hai??? Just go and have your dinner first. Baatein baad me karti rehna.
Nandini - It's Ok Manik. Hum thodi der baad khalenge.
Manik - Thodi der baad kyu??? Abhi jao .
Nandini - Ok.
Manik - Mai tumse baad me baat karta hoon. Jake khana khalo.Bye
Nandini - Bye Manik.
With this Manik disconnected the call.
Nandini selfthought - Manik hum apse baat karna chahte the . But aapne to Kuch suna hi nahi.
Nandini sighed and said- Koi baat nahi. Hum baad me baat karlenge. Chalo Nandini chalke khana khalo warna Manik gussa hojayenge aur daatenge. Pata nahi Manik gusse me kaise lagte honge?
Nandini giggled thinking about how Manik would look in his anger.
With this she went to have her dinner with Swati.
And in Manik's room-
Manik - I know Nandini tum mujhse baat karna chahti thi. Infact even I am dying to talk to you but have some patience.
Wo kehte hai na " Sabr ka fal meetha hota hai".
Isiliye Sabr karo. Bas do din aur.
Saying this Manik smirked and looked at the envelope which was given by the event manager.
Done with another update.
Hope you guys like it.
Ignore the typos if any.