"Gud Morning Baba" greeted Ashi with a smile
"Hmm, seems like Rimi had told u all" said he
"About wat Baba?"
"That all is cleared between us and the Malhotra's"
"Ya, she had told me all, but I wanted to listen from u, that whether this can affect………….."
"No don't worry; I had talked about this with him, n he has assured me to keep this aside n start afresh"
"I can't tell u Baba that I'm feeling so relieved with this piece of news" she said nearing him
"I know beta, I hav myself been tensed about this from the day u broke that news to me…….." Ashi looked a bit glum
"I know Baba, I hav not dun it right by realizing it so late…….."
"Oh ho, all is fine now, no need to be sad about that nemore. I want my old Ashi back, is that clear?"
"Hmmm, I love u Baba" she said
"Love u too beta" he said n she left in a much happier mood
The Malhotra's were having their breakfast together, after a long time, n that too in a happy way, but one thing hasn't changed, Suhaan was still not there,
"Sameer how's the work going?" his Dad asked
"Its fine Dad, we hav a meeting with the Chopra's this afternoon, I hav delayed it as u were not here……….."
"But u cud hav handled it urself……"
"Off ho, is this a breakfast table or a boardroom?" asked Mrs.Malhotra, in a bit agitated tone
"Right" supported Snigs, "Plz atleast hav ur breakfast in peace"
"But I was jus asking him about the condition, wat's wrong in that?" he reasoned
"Do u discuss family matters when at office?" she asked, n the father son looked at each other helplessly, "I know u don't, so this is my home, n u hav to abide by sum rules here too" Mrs.Malhotra ordered
"Ok Mom, we wud" Sameer said in a defeating tone, "Right Dad?"
"Of course" he added
"But where is Suhaan? Is he still sleeping?" asked his mother
"I think so, if he was up then he wud hav been here for sure" said Snigs
"Let him be, don't woke him up" said Mr.Malhotra, n they all stared at him in surprise, "Wat?" he asked
"Are u alright?" his wife asked, "U saying this for him?"
"Yes, why not? I'm sure he hasn't slept well there, so let him do it here"
"I'm so happy Dad, seeing u say in his favor" Snigs said
"Wat do u think I dun know him well?"
"No no u surely do, jus that I havn't seen u like this before" she said smiling
After the breakfast, Sameer went up to check on Suhaan, but was surprised to see him awake…….standing by the window
"Suhaan u are up?" he looked bac n nodded, "So why weren't u there for breakfast?"
"I din't feel like it"
"Bhai, who was that girl?" he asked, as he was not able to forget the incident
"Which girl?" he asked, knowing it very well
"Don't act plz, u know it about whom I'm talking"
"N I'm sure she does hav a name, doesn't she?" he asked suspiciously, stressing on 'She'
"Of course she does, who doesn't?" he started roaming around the room,
"So wat's that?"
"What's the need now?" he asked going through a mag
"I need it" he said in a determined tone
"From when are u interested in girls?" he joked, "Well it's a gud sign"
"Will u plz stop this?"
"Ok fine, but why do u need it, atleast tell me that?"
"I wanna meet her n ask that………"
"I had told u all Suhaan, there's nothing else to it" he said holding him by his shoulders
"There is, may be there is sumthing more to it"
"So u don't believe me?"
"Did I say that for once?"
"But then why do u need it?"
"Bhai look, u had asked me not to tell the truth to nebody, I didn't, but why are u not even telling me her name?"
"Because I fear, u wud do sumthing wrong with her"
"Bhai, for god's sake plz, stop being so nice, n tell me her damn name" he asked in a raised voice
"Suhaan u are crossing ur limits" he warned, "N I won't take it"
"I havn't but I may do cross" he said, "No problem, I wud ask Dids about it. I thought to keep it a secret, but sorry bhai……….."
"U hav promised me to not to…….."
"I'm still saying that I won't, provided u tell me about her"
"Ok fine, but u hav to promise me that u won't do nething wrong to her" he nodded meekly
"Aayesha" he said
"Aayesha, ok" he said, "Wat else?"
"Wat?" he asked, "U as asked for her name only"
"Ya but there must be thousands of Aayeshas' in this city?"
"So how the hell I'm gonna find her?"
"That's not my problem, n u'll keep ur promise, remember"
"Ok no problem, I will find out this Aayesha very soon"
"Bye then, cya later in the evening" he said with a smile
"Whoever u r Ms.Aayesha, I'll find u out soon" he said to himself
Ashi seemed busier these days, with her college carnival round the corner, she was always an active participant, she wasn't taking part in any of the onstage performances earlier, but this being her last year in college, Nisha had made sum alternate arrangements for her frnd.
"I jus can't thank u enuf Nisha, for this thing" said Ashi
"Now if u wud say nething like this again, I wud cancel all" she warned
"But u had indeed done a very……"
"There's nothing more greater than friendship, always remember this, n don't bring these thank u's within us"
"Ok fine, I'll not repeat this again" she said hugging her
"So are u ready with ur dialogues?" she asked
"Yup I'm, jus need to rehearse it with all" she said, they were enacting a play penned by their very own professor Mr.Khanna, on the subject of Global Warming.
"Ok then we can arrange for that this evening" Said Nisha,
"Can u make it a bit early, u know Maa right?"
"Ok then we wud shift this one after the classical item"
"Hmm that'll be fine" she said, as her cell rang, it was Rahul
"Hi Ashi, how are u?"
"I'm ok, but why are u asking this all of a sudden? I mean………"
"Jus like that, where are u? There's so much sound behind "
"Ya I'm in the auditorium, me taking part in the play" she said cuming out
"But u had told me last that u are not taking part……."
"Ya but then Maa got convinced n I'm here" she said in a happy tone
"That's great, ok so can we meet today?"
"Ya but I can't tell u wen, as I don't know how much time will it take for my rehearsals to get over"
"Not a problem, I'll pick u up"
"Gud then I wud inform u the time" she said, "Oh by the way, u didn't inform me that Suhaan is back?" she said in a charging tone
"Oh ya" he replied, "But how do u know that?"
"I met him"
"U really missed him right?" he asked
"Why?" her eyebrow raised, she cudn't deny that
"No I told u na, that if he gets to know that sumone is missing him so much, he'll be back n see………"
"No kidding, did u really tell him?"
"Wat do u think?"
"Oh ho stop irritating me more, tell me na, are u serious?"
"I don't know, c u later bye"
"Rahul……….." but he had already hung up, "Uff he's so irritating" she said
Suhaan had been ready for the day, he didn't had ne major plans for the day, but before leaving he thought of meeting his Dids, getting sumthing out of her about this Aayesha…….
"Hi Dids" he greeted on entering
"Hello Mr.Suhaan" she said even in a more cheering tone
"Oh ho, may I know the secret of this wide smile?"
"Ya sure, its u"
"U know wat Dad said this morning?"
"That we shud not woke u up, n let u sleep more" she said excitedly, "This is the first time, I heard nething like this from him about u, I'm sure u hav impressed him very much"
"I know" he said raising his collar in utter pride
"So wat are ur plans these days?"
"Nothing much, freaking out with my friends, that's it" he declared, "N ya sumthing else too"
"Wat else?" she asked
"Searching sum Aayesha"
"Bhai didn't tell me nething else about her, only her name………"
"Oh u mean that Aayesha?"
"Can u plz tell me nething else about her, I mean where does she live, wat does she do, u know"
"Ok why do u need it?"
"I jus wanna meet her once n ask her that why did she do this to Bhai"
"But Suhaan all's over, wat's the use of digging it up all over again?"
"Plz Dids, tell me, nething will help"
"Ok fine, wat do u want to know?"
"U had been to their place right, where's it?"
"Oh that's very near"
"Where in Bandra itself?"
"Hmm………" n jus then her cell rang, "Jus a min" she was surprised to see Sameer's call
"Hello Di, did Suhaan cum to u?" her face's color changed
"Ya now only"
"Oh no! Don't tell him that I'm on the phone"
"Is he asking about Aayesha?"
"I knew it, he won't listen"
"I'll tell u all later, but please don't tell him nething about her, plz di"
"Ok I won't"
"Thanx, I'll talk to u later" he hung, "Suhaan, I don't know wat to do with u" he thought helplessly
"Dids, who was it?" he asked seeing her lost in thoughts
"Oh that, a friend of mine" she managed
"Is everything alright? U look tensed"
"No nothing wrong"
"Ohk, so she lives in Bandra itself right?"
"Did I say that? No she doesn't live in Bandra, we went to see them in Bandra, at sum relative's house" she proved better in this than she had thought
"So where do they live actually?"
"That I don't know"
"Hmmmm, ok thanx, no probs"
"Suhaan, plz I'll still suggest u to forget all these, n carry on with urself, there's nothing left"
"No Dids, I need to meet her jus once" he said, "Don't worry, I'll handle it bye" she let out a sigh of relief
"Uff these two will drive me crazy" she said sitting back
By the evening, Ashi had informed Rahul the time to pick her up, n he was already there, but she wasn't free yet, so he kept on trying her cell, every two mins, n at last she arrived,
"Off ho can't u wait a bit?" she asked on arriving
"U had urself asked me to pick u up, n now u are late" he complained
"I'm not, I was jus packing up all the things, look only 15mins" showing the watch to him
"Only 15 mins right" he sighed, "It looks so odd waiting here, the girls were looking at me in strange ways"
"Oh that's nice, u're getting their attention Mr.Rahul, I'm sorry for cuming so soon"
"Shut up, they might be thinking that I'm waiting for my girlfriend"
"Oh u mean no one will approach u for that reason" she asked teasingly
"No I din't mean that, n neither do I need their attention. If u had been late by another 10mins, I wud have left for sure"
"I know U won't do that because u are the sweetest" smiling at him,
"Ok ok stop buttering me" she giggled back at him
"But where are we going?" she asked
"Manish called me up to meet them up at Marios', Tamy will be reaching there too"
"Oh ho, u look concerned about her very much these days, wat's the matter?"
"Oh u girls, silly suspicisions"
"Is there any special thing that we are going to meet them today?"
"I don't know, we'll find out that once we are there, I'm sure u'll enjoy it whatever is it" he declared
"Suhaan will be there too" he said leaving her blushing with the mere thought of meeting him again
Well that ends my two long updates.
Will b bac after 27th with another