Posted: 05 December 2007 at 1:31am | IP Logged
When wishes are fulfilled
Destiny awaits you
With an Iron Hand!
Angad and Kripa accepted their first prize for Best Dancing Couple and bowed to the cheering audience together, holding hands! Dilip frowned, Naina looked a little disturbed. Mishti was already backstage with her friends to greet them. As soon as Kripa came down, she hugged her….the two sisters did a little dance and squealed with joy! All the other friends congratulated both the winners.
Simone came up and hugged Kripa : "I knew you could do it….after all Angad had so much faith in you and I trust his choice" she winked at Kripa meaningfully. Kripa held Simone's hands and thanked her sincerely for her patience and belief in her.
Mishti congratulated Angad and then suddenly became serious: Tum dono Mama-Papa ko aaj raat hi bata do, she said.
Angad said: Yes, we will tell them after you all go back to your Suite….we will meet you there.
Kripa ran back to the greenroom and quickly changed her dance costume, wearing the black lace dress that Mishti had once bought for her.
As Kripa emerged out front , Naina and Dilip hugged and kissed their daughter with pride and joy!
Naina gushed ecstatically: Ohhh Kripa, we are so proud of you, Baby! You were absolutely gorgeous up there….she gushed happily!
Dilip: Kripa Betey, tumney aaj humey impress kar diya hai, tum itna achha naachti bhi ho yeh humney kabhi nahin socha tha……..then more seriously he said: Wo Angad kahan hai? Mujhey ussey kuchh baat karni hai…
Kripa looked nervously at her dad and said: Haan, wo abhi aata hi hoga….
Angad was busy talking to several young people who were big fans of his singing….he glanced at Kripa as if aware of her thoughts and grinned at her!
The Mehras came up to Kripa and praised her performance and congratulated her too…..Prithvi was nowhere in sight…..Kripa was relieved that he was missing.
Other guests who knew Kripa from her Morisco dinners came up to her to wish her…..as she stood there talking to them, a waiter came up to her and handed her a little chit, she opened it…it said in bold letters:
MEET ME IN THE GYM IN 10 MINUTES, I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU! ---ANGAD.
Kripa was thrilled at this invite to meet secretly.... another of their secret encounters, she smiled…..she looked at Angad! He glanced at her from where he was standing, talking to his friends…..he smiled and raised the glass in his hand, and then winked at her. She blushed and nodded her head.
Five minutes later, Kripa excused herself from her band of admirers and sneaked out of the side exit….it was almost full moon but the clouds covered the moon almost completely. But Kripa could still see the garden paths in the soft glimmer of the night! Her heart pounded with excitement as she walked rapidly to the Gym which was about a hundred yards away. Inside it was dark, only the hallways were lighted! Kripa was a little scared as she made her way to the dance studio as that was their regular place to meet in the mornings.
She called softly : Angad, kya tum aa gaye ho? A nervous quaver in her voice. She went inside the semi-dark dance studio. There was nobody there…..she was a little frightened now…
Angad, kahan ho tum?….she called a little louder.
She heard a sound behind her, the studio door closed…..PRITHVI WAS STANDING THERE!
She spun around: TUM? TUM YAHAN KYA KAR RAHEY HO? She asked in shocked surprise!
Prithvi slowly walked upto her, looking at her with a leering smile: Kyun? Tum kisi aur ko expect kar rahi thi? He came closer to her and said : Kahin Angad ko toh nahin? Too BAD, wo abhi yahan nahin hai, yahan sirf main hoon aur tum ho" he sniggered nastily.
Kripa became pale as she realized that it wasn't Angad who had sent her the note but Prithvi!
She didn't want to show her fear, she said: Aapko dance program kaisa laga? Aap toh wahan se chaley gaye the.. Trying to sound normal and unaffected.
Prithvi came nearer, breathing into her ears: You were awesome, Baby! You looked so HOT up there….he blew air into her neck!
She shuddered with revulsion and moved away: Please don't call me Baby, only my family can call me that!
Prithvi grabbed her hand suddenly: Yes, your family and …Angad…isnt it? Tell me ( he brought his face near her ears again) Tell me, does he call you Baby when he and you……he laughed in an ugly way!
Kripa twisted her hand, trying to wrench it from his : LET ME GO! YOU CREEP! How dare you talk to me like that?
Prithvi yanked at her hand and pulled her so hard, she fell on his body…. he twisted her arm behind her back and bent her over his arm, bending over her: Why, Baby? Why cant I talk like that to you? Come on, be a sport, give me a kiss! He brought his mouth close to hers, his other hand grabbing her face.
She twisted wildly in his grasp, really afraid now, her heart pounding: LET ME GO! CHHOD DO MUJHEY!!
Prithvi rasped: Kyun? Uss Angad mein kya hai jo mujh mein nahin? Come on, we can have a good time! Give me some of that honey that you have been giving him! We can have some fun, I can make you happy too..…..he laughed nastily again….I saw you with him last night at the beach…..you were having some fun…. you Indian girls are more sexy and fast than I had thought!… He was breathing hard now, excited at her softness and beauty!
Kripa felt like gagging at the thought that he had seen her and Angad on the beach last night!
Prithvi was trying to kiss her all this time, his mouth falling on her neck, her cheeks as she frantically moved her head from side to side, gasping with fear and disgust! She bent backwards to avoid his lips, they unbalanced and fell on the hard wooden floor, her body crushed under his heavy, muscular frame!
She felt suffocated by his weight….he was laughing wildly now, she was helpless under him, pinned by his weight…he had her exactly where he wanted! She struggled madly, frantically, yelling at him to stop, his hands were everywhere, touching her, feeling her, while she sobbed with anger, fear and revulsion.
As he couldn't get her lips, he bit her soft cheeks cruelly and his hand tugged violently at her dress, tearing the delicate lace off her shoulders; his mouth fell on her soft, creamy skin, biting her shoulder……Kripa screamed loudly, struggling wildly, mindless with fear now! His hard body was pushing her into the ground…. she struggled in vain to push him away but he was much bigger and stronger than her!
Her breath came in sobbing gasps as she felt his hands roughly pushing up her dress and touching her legs….She screamed wildly again…..her mind was numbing with the shock and horror of what he was going to do to her!
Suddenly his heavy weight was pulled off her…..Angad yanked Prithvi off her struggling frame and gave him a violent punch, knocking him to the ground far away! He shouted furiously: YOU B*****D! TUMHARI HIMMAT KAISEY HUI KRIPA KO HAATH LAGANEY KI?
Prithvi got up from the floor, looking murderously at Angad: YOU! HOW DARE U HIT ME? YOU BEGGAR! TUM JAANTEY HO MAIN KAUN HOON…PRITHVI MEHRA!!….main tumhey jail bhej doonga iskey liye….his nose was dripping blood!
Angad picked up a weeping Kripa from the floor….she was trembling with shock, totally traumatized….he opened his jacket and wrapped it around her convulsing shoulders, covering her torn dress.
Then he moved her aside, and went up to Prithvi and said: Kya kaha tuney? Tu mujhey jail bhejega? Aur tuney jo Kripa ke saath karna chaha, jaanta hai uskey liye main tujhey kya karoonga? He punched Prithvi really hard again, Angad was trembling with rage now, seeing Kripa's condition had made him see red….he was totally out of control now….he hit Prithvi again and again, pounding him with his fists!
Prithvi fought him back, both pulling massive punches on each other…..both were strong, muscular men and they gave each other bloody noses and lips in no time! Kripa stood in a corner, sobbing and shivering!
Then suddenly, Prithvi sprang back, he pulled out a little Swiss-Army knife from his pocket, flicked it open and waved it at Angad: Go Ahead! Make my Day…he taunted wildly!
Angad was unarmed, Prithvi had a knife, the battle was uneven now! Kripa gasped with fear when she saw the knife in Prithvi's hand, she knew he was capable of murdering Angad!
Angad cautiously moved in a circle, looking warily at the knife, not pulling any more punches….Prithvi's eyes gleamed with unholy light: Kyun Darr gaye, Superman? What did u think? Tu akeley hi Kripa ko enjoy karega aur main baitha dekhta rahunga? Sucking my thumbs, Huh?
Angad growled with rage at his ugly comment and tried to hit him again….Prithvi lunged at him with the knife, slashing his chest! Kripa cried out, her eyes widening with horror as she saw a large stain of blood appear on Angad's white shirt…..Prithvi had stabbed him!
Kripa lunged at Prithvi to stop him, he knocked her down with one hand…that made Angad even more furious …he punched Prithvi again who slashed Angad's cheek this time!
Kripa got up, looked at Angad's bleeding cheek and chest….she looked around wildly : I have to save Angad, I must save him from Prithvi, he will kill him…..her frantic eyes fell on a long iron curtain rod on the floor near the wall, she ran to it, picked it up in her hand, ran back to the two men who were still fighting violently! As she ran up, she saw Prithvi slash Angad's wrist this time drawing blood! She raised the iron rod and brought it down with all her strength on Prithvi's head….there was a loud CRACK!
Prithvi swivelled around, looked at Kripa in shock, then slowly crumpled to the ground, clutching his head as the knife in his hand clattered to the ground!
The iron rod fell from Kripa's nerveless fingers, making a loud clanging sound! She watched with horror as a large pool of blood appeared under Prithvi's head, spreading on the dance floor!
She shook violently in reaction….Angad ran to her and caught her, holding her as she collapsed in his arms: I killed him…I killed him……Angad, mainey usey maar dala….she said, hysterically sobbing!