Posted: 30 August 2009 at 8:52am | IP Logged
Sameer called up Mehr by the day really upset of how to tell her the news
"Sameer" her voice excited, "I was thinking of you know….how are you n how's he?"
"He isn't ready yet to forgive her right?"
"Well….we knew it wasn't that easy"
"But I don't know how to make him understand…."
"Don't be that upset, he'll realize it soon" she assured
"But he's ready to marry Ravina"
"What?" she jumped off her seat
"That's what I'm saying…..he's totally lost it"
"He likes her?"
"No…..in fact as much as I got from his words, he can't stand her"
"To prove that Aayesha 's out of his life"
"Does he know what does that mean….Mom was talking of his engagement"
"I know…..but he's not ready to listen to anybody, what can I do?"
"Sameer, his mind should be brought at the right place"
"Do anything….make him understand, scold him….anything will do, but you can't let him do whatever he wants to?"
"Hmm, I'll try to"
"Ok…..should I talk to Mom about Aayesha?"
"I don't think Mom will understand it if you say, she has heard all wrong things about her"
"I think you are right"
"Aayesha has messed it up enough…..I really feel bad about her"
"Don't worry, let's try again, if anything works out"
"Ok, I'll call you later"
"Hmm take care" she hung up n went to talk to Mom
She was a bit nervous after hearing about Suhaan's view on that, but she thought she should try once at least
"Arre Beta…..why are you standing there?" asked she finding her at the door
"Mom, I want to ask you something?"
"First you come n sit here; I want to show you something"
"You know we were thinking of a double celebration"
"Hmmm, we didn't throw a reception for your wedding na….." she stared on, "So your Dad n I was thinking of how about throwing it on the same day as Suhaan's engagement……but if he readies to then" she smiled
"Why are you marrying him off so quickly Mom?"
"Suhaan?" she nodded, "Ah......it's hard to believe for me that we are talking of his marriage" she smiled meekly, "You know I had thought it'll only remain a dream, but when Mr. n Mrs. Chopra said that….I don't know I felt good about it"
"But Mom don't you think he's too young for such a responsibility?"
"He's turning 25 this year….but then it's not too young n he's now quite settled in business n then we all are here to manage"
"Yes Mom, we are but still…..n more so what Sameer told me Suhaan doesn't likes Ravina that much"
"If he denies, we are not forcing him"
"N if he agrees?" she asked cautiously
"Then we'll get him married" she announced
"Don't worry marriage will have a year to wait but yes engagement will surely take place now" she was feeling restless to tell her all
"Mom….I want you to know something"
"Hmmm….Suhaan…… loves someone"
"Huh?" came a shocked one
"Ya I mean he loves you very much, n he'll do anything for your happiness" she managed it remembering Sameer's words
"But why are you so tensed about his marriage?"
"I know you must be worried that how's she or will she be able to adjust all here" she nodded meekly
"You do one thing, once Suhaan agrees, go n meet her at her place….may be I'll go too"
Sameer was in his room when Suhaan entered
"Bhai" his face sad
"I shouldn't have said those words to you" he stated nearing him, "I was angry….n you made me that"
"You still are"
"You know it's all your fault"
"If you had told me earlier that who that girl was, I wouldn't have been trapped like this"
"Are you saying sorry or accusing me?"
"Suhaan…..at least grow up now"
"How will I unless you stop treating me like a child?"
"Ohk fine….from now on, I'll try to" he said hugging him
"Suhaan we went to meet her"
"Hmm" as he faced him
"She loves you too much…..don't loose her"
"I think we have discussed enough about this" he turned
"Why are you so stubborn Suhaan?" he asked with a raised voice, "Why is it so important for you to oppose others….always?" Suhaan's arrogance was getting on his nerves
"I have a reason to that" his voice calm
"No you don't…..I have always taken that whatever you do is childish, n will get it right with age, but this is rubbish! You can't do such a thing out of stupidity" but he stared on, calming down "Suhaan…..I haven't told Mom anything yet….please think over it again"
"She called me….."
"You were not here"
"Did she say anything about that?"
"N what did you say?"
"What I had said to you….."
"You said that you are ready?" he nodded, "You are out of your senses"
"I can do whatever I want to….." he said, "It's my life" he shouted getting a slap in return
"Thanks Bhai" he uttered in a heavy voice before leaving
"Shit!" as he banged his fist on the wall
Suhaan, as usual had skipped his dinner, Sameer didn't say anything this time………Later in the night, when he peeped in, he found him sleeping, but knew he isn't sleeping, so went over to him……it was very rare that he had scolded him, n this was even more than that, he repented what he did but he couldn't help it either, sometimes it's needed. He sat beside him, trying to talk…….n then suddenly he turned
"Suhaan….." he stared at him for a moment, "I…." n Suhaan hugged him wrapping his arms around his waist while his head rested on his lap, Sameer smiled at him ruffling his hair, "See you still behave like a kid" he got a denying nod in return, as he bent over to hug him back
Mrs. Malhotra was happy hearing that Suhaan had given a nod for the proposal….but his voice sounded dull when he did that, this was worrying her the whole night. So she thought of meeting Ravina herself
"Mehr….I was thinking that as now Suhaan is ready, we should visit the Chopra's once"
"Hmm…..we need to" she said, though she wasn't in favor of that
"Ok then I'll call Mrs. Chopra n let her know that we are coming"
"That will be better"
"When are they coming back?" asked she for Sameer n Suhaan
"I'll ask him that Mom" she said n she went on to call Mrs. Chopra
Later in the day they went to meet Ravina at her place, Mrs. Malhotra was happy to get such a beautiful bride for her son, well she was indeed beautiful, but things which appear beautiful from out, are often uglier in,
"You are really very beautiful beta" she said holding her chin, unknown to the fact what her son really feels about her.
"Thanks Aunty" she replied cordially, as her mother signaled her to touch her feet, she wasn't too comfortable with the idea, but she had to. Mehr was making her herself look as normal as she could
Sometime later we see, Mrs. Malhotra n Mrs. Chopra sitting together sharing their views on the marriage, both appearing extremely happy with the idea….n Ravina took her would be sis-in-law to her living room. After some usual chit-chats, which Ravina did with utter pride….they sat discussing Suhaan
"So you know him from long, isn't it?" Mehr asked
"We were in the same college"
"Oh….but am sure he wasn't interested in you then" she stated, Ravs didn't took it nicely
"Hmmm……neither was I. We were in different groups then"
"N what makes you interested now?"
"Now I love him"
"Oh…." her brows rose, "But he doesn't….."
"But he likes me"
"Are you aware that he loves someone else?"
"Huh…..I have warned him about her long back, that she's not of our standard, but he didn't listen to me then"
"As far as I know, she's a nice girl"
"Nice, my foot…..damn liar" Mehr fist tightened, "Look what she's done to him?"
"Suhaan told me that someone helped him about the truth" Ravs got cautious at this, "Do you know who it was?"
"Ah…..how would I know?"
"Hmm……..but Ravina, will you be able to live with such a person who loves someone else?" she was trying each n every way
"Love? Ah….that was a mere infatuation, he got into her simplicity…..her almost middle class values" her face disgusted
"So you believe that Suhaan will forget her with time?"
"Of course he'll"
"Hmmm, that's good….." she smiled
"Can I ask you something?" she nodded, "Why is it sounding to me as you are not happy with this thing?"
"There's nothing like that Ravina….believe me, we are all happy if he is. I just want to clear out everything, before it actually happens, so as to avoid future complications"
"Well…..I think we are matured enough to handle our own problems rather than elders interfering in each n every matter"
"It's good to be matured, but maturity doesn't mean knocking out elders" she told her
"Different people have different opinions"
"Like Suhaan has a different one from yours….anyways you know him better isn't it?"
"I think we should leave now"
"Hmm" as they went to them, n after the formal goodbyes, we see Mother-Daughter-in-law duo heading back
"She's nice girl, isn't it?" Mehr nodded, "Mr. n Mrs. Chopra are very descent people"
"Mom…..I just hope Suhaan stays happy in this" Mehr sighted
"Why do you think he won't?"
"No I don't think he won't, but going by his nature…..am just worried"
"I know you love him as your brother, that's why you worry so much for him…..but trust me, when he's agreed to this I think he'll manage quite well"
"Hmmm" she smiled back to her, but she knew this isn't so easy for him, n that's what worried her