Posted: 05 September 2009 at 7:13am | IP Logged
Suhaan had happily accompanied his Dad back home, informing Manish about it, who sounded more than happy for him. He knowingly didn't call up Ashi, thinking he would surprise her, n he had asked Manish not to pass on the news to anyone else.
On reaching, he enquired about his Mom, who was then in her room, unknown of the fact that Mr. Malhotra had gone to bring him back………as he entered, he saw her standing by the window, quite sad was her face, surely she was thinking of him only…..he tiptoed to her n before she could notice, he had flung his arms around her
"Suhaan" she turned surprisingly, instantly hugging him, "How are you?"
"I missed you Mom" he uttered, "I'm sorry for what I did"
"No Beta…..didn't I tell you I understand" he nodded, "But how are you here?"
"Dad went to me this morning"
"I don't believe this…….he didn't tell me anything?"
"Your Mr. Malhotra is not that bad after all" he interrupted from behind
"I know…..after all my choice never was"
"Ah…..you women always know how to turn words in your favor" he stated making both of them smile
"Thank you…..for bringing our Suhaan back" she said kissing Suhaan's temple caringly
"Mom….where's Bhai n Bhabhie?"
"Must be in their room" she sighted
"Cool….I'll see you later" he passed by his Dad smiling
"I think we should now sort things out" he said
"Hmm, we should"
Suhaan didn't care to knock as he reached Sameer's room, he wasn't that habituated still…..fortunately for them they weren't in any odd position. Mehr was seen adjusting Sameer's tie, while he stared at her lovingly
"Hello……can I have a spare moment please?" he asked
"Suhaan?" both looked at him delightfully, as Sameer came on to hug him tight
"It's so nice to see you here" she said, while Sameer looked on
"Thanks Bhabhie…..n before you too ask the same thing……" he said looking at him, "I should tell you myself that Dad went there to bring me back"
"That's great news indeed!" cheered Sameer
Suhaan wasn't taking her calls from the morning itself, she was feeling something wrong in it, n then she was asked to stay over at home in the evening……as some guests were coming over, making her even more restless
In the evening, Ashi got a pleasant shock when Rimi gladly took her down to meet the guests……it was none other than Mr. n Mrs. Malhotra, who had come home to fix up their wedding
"Mr. Bedi….I'm really sorry for whatever Suhaan did over here" this is what she heard when she arrived
"Don't say it like that….it's true that I didn't like it then, but now as I think over it, that was because he's young n restless" he explained
"Arre Ashi beta….come here" called her Maa, n she shyingly went on to sit beside Suhaan's Mom
"I must say Suhaan is really lucky to have you" she said
"Thanks" her tone a mere whisper n then her cell rang, it was his…as he had planned to meet her n surprise her by taking her home. As Rimi noticed it, she took from her, "Ah…."
"Wait…" saying she went aside, "Hello Suhaan"
"Can you please come over here now?" she said making a dull voice
"Is she alright?"
"Hmmm….she's, actually Baba wants to talk to you"
"May be he's realized that he was rough on you that day?" she sighted
"You are not kidding right?"
"Oh ho….would I joke on such a serious thing?"
"Ohk fine I'm almost there, am coming" he hung up, n Rimi went to stand beside Ashi winking at her
"Nothing….I'll just come" she went out to be in position so that she can be at the door when he arrives.
After sometime, he came n she went on to open it making a weary face
"Is he in the same bad mood?" he asked on entering
"N you called me now knowing that?" she nodded
"What can I do, he asked me"
"Oh ok" he followed her, thinking that may be he has to hear something more ridiculous this time. As they went near the room, voices were coming out n he stopped, "Who else is there?"
"Don't worry….all are family" he wasn't convinced but he followed, just to get a shock of his life, "N here comes the groom" announced Rimi
No one would have dared to give him such a thing to witness, except Rimi…..he saw his Mom-Dad in conversation with his Mom-Dad-in-law
"Suhaan" called his Mom seeing him, "Come beta" he went in, still not looking at Mr. Bedi…..Ashi wanted to look up to him but she was too shy to do that in front of all
"How are you here Mom?" he managed to ask finally
"We should ask you that instead?" his Dad said n he looked at Ashi instead, "Well we had some pending work to do" his Dad smiled looking at him,
"N that means now I can officially call you Jiju" Rimi announced making them blush as she looked at him, his gaze so sharp that she was finding it hard to resist herself not to look back
"Suhaan…..I hope you haven't said anything that bad when you were here last time?" his Dad asked
"No no Mr. Malhotra…..I told you it wasn't…." Suhaan's brows shot up instantly at his changed behavior, he smiled meekly at him
"Not at all Dad…..isn't it Uncle?"
"Exactly….now he's like my son" he gladly stated
"Uhh…..a single Dad is so commanding, how am I going to manage both?" he thought, yeah he could never change, but then who wants him to
Life couldn't have been more generous on them, all was well set…..their engagement was fixed n preparations had already started in both the houses…..but our cute couple didn't miss spending some moments together
"You know Suhaan……I still don't believe it" she said sitting beside him with his arms around her, "Doesn't it all seem like a dream?"
"No……I don't believe in dreams"
"Why do you always need to oppose me, can't you just carry on the feel?"
"Oh then you should have asked me to just nod in whatever you say, why did you ask me?"
"You are such a hopeless…"
"Lover?" he added smiling
"No you are not hopeless in that……quite hopeful there" stated she quickly planting a kiss on his cheek
"Have you planned anything where are we going for our honeymoon?"
"Do we need to plan that?"
"I mean what's the use to plan, when we are not going to step out at all"
"Why not? I want to see the world around with you, beautiful places n so many things…..it's going to be so exciting. Don't you?"
"Ummm…..no, I can't miss the most beautiful thing in the world for anything like that" he said caressing her face with his fingers making her blush at that
"No one will believe that once you almost hated girls" she laughed
"So what people do change, don't they?"
"Hmm, but when someone like Mr. Suhaan Malhotra changes, it creates history" she said spreading her hands out
"Hahaha very funny"
"You look so sweet when you make such a face" she said tickling him
"Hey….Stop it" but she was faster this time, as she ran n after her was he, to catch up with her, getting her finally, pushing her to the ground, he tickled her belly…..her throat, as she giggled breathing heavily
"Suhaan…." she gasped hitting him lightly, as he turned upon her holding up her arms so that she couldn't stop him, "No…..please" she pleaded but he was adamant, tickling her for a few more moments, he stopped to stare at her, both gasping. He had the sudden urge to kiss her, n when he did her eyes went round…..her hands lay loose on top of her head, too engrossed to notice that he had left them, n finally she took them around him, crushing his shirt, as the kiss deepened
N finally they were being engaged that day; he was dressed in a peacock blue shirt teamed up with a jet black suit while she stood beside him in a pretty lavender colored lehnga, but the looks which he threw at her, made her blush hard making her cheeks go redder
"Suhaan…..stop staring at her" Manish poked in
"You'll have plenty of time to do that after this"
"Ok but why not now?"
"You are impossible"
"Yup…..don't even try to make it possible" he stated
"Ashi……aren't you tired of standing here?" asked Rahul
"No, she isn't" before she could answer, he did it
"Suhaan….." she murmured rounding her eyes at him,
"Ohk go" he said leaving her hand
"No I do love it here" she said going for his hand again, as he looked back at her
Soon they were asked to exchange rings…..
"Hmmm…..take this…." his Bhabhie held up the delicate ring to him
"Are you sure you want this to happen?" he asked her
"Huh?" surprised was she
"Stop it…..Dad's staring at you" warned Sameer but he continued
"Think over it again Ashi…..there'll be no way back, you have to do whatever I want you to"
"I don't want any way back" she declared looking into his eyes
"Cool" saying he took the ring, he wasn't sure why he looked at her father before sliding it into her finger, may be he wanted to show it to him that no one can take her away from him, as he had said, he kissed it lightly thereafter, "I love you" he uttered, n she felt an adrenaline rush through her, he didn't say it quite often but when he did, she knew what it meant,
"You can repeat that to him now Di" teased Rimi, making her blush as she looked at him, "I mean the ring" n then she slid a ring through his finger
The rest of the evening was spent meeting the guests n attending them accordingly……though they managed to steal glances at each other when not together. Suhaan had the same old urge to run away from the party but he resisted it, not to offend his Dad this time.