Posted: 17 March 2007 at 3:31pm | IP Logged
Harshini's wedding took place in grand manner. Kartik joined Angad after mehendi. Kripa was busy with the celebrations, relatives, and parents. Angad didn't get any chance to talk or meet Kripa as Kartik was always accompanied him.
Gayatri told Kripa to pack her bags as they were requested by Harshini's parents to accompany her for 'gruhapravesh' in Mumbai. Kripa reluctantly agreed and packed her luggage.
At Manek-Harshini's reception Khannas, Bose attended and met Sharmas. Prithvi introduced his mother, Damini Bose and sister, Misthy Bose to Sharmas.
Suryaban and Gayatri met Dilip, Naina and Kanan Khanna and Naina invited them home. Kanan informed Gayatri about the alliance and advised to bring Kripa home to show to Angad.
Kripa is not impressed by Naina as usual as she spent more time with Durga Khurana and Damini Bose than Gayatri.
The next morning Gayatri and Suryaban moved into a hotel as the formalities of Harshini's wedding are completed and they felt discomfort to stay in Khurana's house. Kripa insisted to go on India tour but Gayatri informed about Kanan's proposal and necessity of visiting Khannas house.
Kripa's heart started beating fast with a sort of fear and started thinking ways to escape the event. Her heart prays for Angad not to be proved as Khannas
"Maa! Mainey aap ko pehley hi bata diya tha key main uss khandan mein shadi nahin karungi?" Kripa irritated.
"Papa! "Didi keey ghar jana jaroori hai kya? Kyon na hum jijoo aur Bali ko yehin bula letey hain?"She asked Suryaban indirectly hinting him about her discomfort.
"Kripa! Main tumhey force nahin karoonga beta. Agar tumhey nahi jana hai tu theek hai magar Kanan ke barrein mein bhi socho. Wo bhi chaahti hai hum wahan jaaye aur unsey miley" Suryaban sounded convincing tone.
Gayatri came to Kripa "Mahi! Dekho agar ladka itna impressive nahin hoga tho hum inkaar kar sakthey hai. Kanan ne kahan tha keey ladka bahut sundar aur suseel hai."
Kripa knows it becomes a debate for her to take any decision if Angad is proved the Kanan's devar.
Three of them headed to Khannas house. Kripa is praying all the time that she should not see Angad as Khannas.
"Kahan jaa rahay ho bhaiyya?" Aaliyah came into Angad's room. Angad, who is tying his shoes replied "Bahar, kuch party hai doston key saath"
"Party? Mom ney nahin bataya? Aaj kuch guests aa rahey hai" Aaliyah said.
"Tu main kya karoon? Tum log tu ho na?" Angad got ready to leave.
"Guests tumsey milney aa rahay hai," Aaliyah smiled at Angad's surprise looks and continued "apney damaad ko dekhney." "Haan bhaiyya! Tumhey batana padega ki ladki tumhey pasand hai ke nahin" Aaliyah teased him.
Angad gave confused looks "Yeh kya ho raha hai? Kuch samjhaogi?"
Kanan entered the room "Humarey devar ko dekhney ladki aarahi hai." Angad is confused and Kanan updated him that Naina is looking for alliances for him and invited her parents along with her younger sister.
"Aapki behen" Angad questioned as if he is innocent. Angad immediately remembered Kripa and his heart started beating fast with thoughts on Kripa. Kanan nodded her head and both women left the room as Naina called them downstairs.
Angad took out Kripa's picture "To tum mujhey dekhney aarahi ho?" A smile came across his face and kissed the picture. He heard some noise downstairs and thought Kripa entered with her parents. His heart started jumping to run downstairs and meet Kripa immediately.
Everyone started conversation but Kripa sat silently in her thoughts and her heart is beating fast with some nervousness.
Aaliyah came and sat with her as she was impressed with Kripa at first sight. Anittah was sitting with Naina and Kanan. Dilip and Kartik sat across Suryaban.
"Aaliyah! Angad kya kar raha hai? Upar jakey dekho aur neechey bula kur lao" Naina ordered Aaliyah. Naina got a call and left all and went a side to answer the call.
Angad came along with Aaliyah and wished everyone. Kripa is silently sitting lowering her eyes. Angad walked to Kripa and sat besides her. Naina came after finishing her call and gestured Angad to sit with Kartik but Angad ignored. Aaliyah noticed Naina's fuming expression and walked other side of Kripa to support Angad. Angad thanked her with his eyes. Kripa is still lowered her eyes and her heart is beating faster as she could feel her flight Angad's presence.
"You can ask some questions if you want to, Angad!" Suryaban gave permission to him to talk with Kripa. Dilip seconded him.
Gayatri also supported them but Naina does not like the suggestion. "poochney ko kya hai bhai saab? Hum sab jaantey hai Kripa ki barrein mein"She tried to stop Angad.
"Aap sab key saamney? If you don't mind can I take her to upstairs?" Angad boldly asked permission from Suryaban for surprise of all and continued when Suryaban and Gayatri hesitating "Aaliyah bhi aayegi humarey saath" he directed Aaliyah with eyes.
He walked upstairs without waiting for anyone's reply as he is feeling embarrassing to sit in front of all and also couldn't control his mind to talk to Kripa immediately.
Naina's face clearly expressing her disagreement but couldn't help except asking Aaliyah to take Kripa upstairs. Kripa unwillingly followed Aaliyah but felt happy to escape Naina's looks.
When Kripa entered into Angad's room first time and her feet are shivering with unknown excitement.
Angad thanked Aaliyah with his eyes and asked to leave them alone. Aaliyah understood him and smiles after showing her left thumb up.
"Bhabhi! Aap yahin rahiye main abhi aati hoon" Aaliyah turned to leave and Kripa held her hand. "Aap kahan jaa rahey ho?" Kripa looked at her confusingly.
Aaliyah smiled at her fear "Bhabhi! Angad bhaiyya aap ko kha nahin jayiengey. Lagta hai unhon ney aapko pasand karliya hai. Nahin tu wo upar aaney ko nahin kehtey" she winked and left to the next room. Kripa stood lowering her eyes, and her heart is still beating faster and she is not trying to turn her face. She is tangling her fingers and stood silently. Angad slowly approached her from behind and closed the doors. Kripa lowered her eyes, slight shivering started from her spine as Angad is approaching her.
"Hi!" he whispered in her ears and she closed her eyes. She is debating between happiness and rejection. He stood close to her and silently watching her. She is stand still with lowered eyes, tied her hair into braid, light yellow plain chiffon sari with a thin gold necklace and one gold bangle on arm, simple golden ear studs.
"Kitni dair tak aisey hi khadi rahogi?" Angad asked with naughty tone bending his head slightly on her left side.
Kripa felt sad with disappointment and cursing for him being Khannas. He lifted her head placing his forefinger under her chin and stared into his eyes. Both looks locked for few seconds. She could see his love and passion in his looks.
"Mainey kaha tha na key humarey beech mein kuch tu hai? We met somewhere in the past?" Angad said with low and soft voice. She could feel his affection and love on her.
She wants to run away from there and at the same time she wants to forget everything in his arms. Before she could take some decision he put his arms on her shoulder "I saw your picture in Kanan bhabhi's room and longing to meet you. Shadi mein moukha hi nahin mila tumhey baataney ka, bus jaldi sey mere zindagi mein aajaao. I love you Kripa!" he softly kissed her eyes. She is shivering for his touch and closed her eyes. He hugged her passionately. Kripa's mind is rejecting him though her heart and body longing for his presence. Angad is surprised for not getting any response from her and moved away from her "Kya hua Kripa? Are you alright?" he paused for a moment and confused for her stand still response. At the same time a thought about Prithvi entered in his mind and her friendliness with him. "Do you love someone else?" his voice trembled with the thought. Kripa kept silence and Angad is irritated "Batao Kripa! I don't force you to love me."
Before Kripa replies him someone knocked the door. Angad left her and opened the doors to see Aaliyah at the door. Aaliyah enquired with her eyes and Angad shrugged his shoulders. Kripa lowered her eyes for Aaliyah's confusing looks. Angad gave side to Kripa to pass them. Kripa walked silently downstairs.
Aaliyah is confused and followed Kripa. Angad was disappointed and lied on the bed.
Everyone looked at Aaliyah and Kripa for the outcome but Kripa silently sat besides Gayatri and Aaliyah followed her. Naina felt happy for non positive signal and others disappointed. Kripa asked her parents to leave but Naina insisted to stay till dinner. Angad didn't come out for dinner and Kripa felt bad for the situation. After dinner Sharmas left and Dilip asked the reason for non pleasant outcome. Naina replied she didn't know as Angad also didn't express anything. But Naina informed Dilip that he invited Bose family next evening to approach Misthy for Angad. Dilip didn't like the idea but didn't refuse at the same time. Kanan showed her disappointment to Nishant who had no response for the things happening around him..
Angad and Kripa both had sleepless night.