Posted: 06 March 2007 at 9:15pm | IP Logged
Kripa was the only daughter of Suryabhan's older brother Prithvi. When Kripa was around 4 yrs old, her parents were driving home from a party. But they never made it home because they got hit by another car on the way. They were both rushed to the near by hospital where Simon (Prithvi's wife) died of intensive bleeding while Prithvi was near death but had few minutes left and wanted to talk to his brother. Suryabhan saw the condition his brother was in and it brought tears to his eyes to see him all bandaged up and hooked on to various machines. So he sat next his bed and Prithvi opened his eyes to see his brother.
Suryabhan: "Bhaiya I m sorry to tell you but Simon bhabi is no longer with us"
Prithvi: "I know the doctors have informed me about it but I need to ask you for a favor"
Suryabhan: "We can talk about that later, you need to rest……."
Prithvi: "No I only have few minutes left before I will too be gone from this world and leave my kripa all alone in this world. I need you to take in kripa as your own daughter and never let her feel alone."
Suryabhan: "I promise you that I will never let kripa feel lonely." Soon as he spoke those words the heart monitor stopped beating and his brother was no more
So from that day onward Suryabhan took in Kripa like his elder daughter because Aaliya was younger, but Gayatri always thought ill of her and never treated her as a daughter. Aaliya adored kripa like an elder sister, always having fun with her or teasing her. All the care a mother would give a child Kripa never got. But despite all of the negligence kripa would do anything for her chachi just to get close to her. Whether it was helping around the house or putting balm on her knees when they would hurt. Since Suryabhan worked late nights and was never home to see whether kripa was taken care off like he had promised his brother. Until one night when he came home early and saw Kripa sleeping on the couch and he realized that she was indeed a motherless child.
So he decided to create a better home for Kripa by taking her to work everyday with him and she would help him run the business. And when there were no customers he would play games and play piano with her. A single smile from his face would make that girl giggle. She started taking care of his regular need whether it was bringing him his medicines to his shawl, whenever he was going to the temple on the cold night because he always forgot. Even though the girls now have grown up Suryabhan still has worries on his hand. Because like all fathers he as to think about getting both his daughter married off one by one. But he wants a good family for kripa to go into where she can get the love a mother could give because she never got it growing up, and doesn't want anyone to ridicule her because she has no parents.