Posted: 13 November 2008 at 10:44pm | IP Logged
Yudi knew his father must be angry, If not angry, then extremely
agitated at his actions. He did not want to drag Rani into this battle,
yet, he knew that this situation called for both their physical
presence, and their mental. He heaved a heavy sigh, and slowly walked
towards the palace doors, Rani a scant foot behind him.
"Rani, keep your head held high, looking down makes you look like you
are at fault, no matter what is said, you keep you saar ucha..."
She let his words slowly sink in, and every syllable was true...she slowly brought her head up, and stood tall.
She had him by her side, she had nothing to fear, nor nothing to be ashamed of.
Yudisther said in a calm and buoyant voice, he was not a man prone to lackluster voice pitches, nor a man who would let his emotion seep through his voice when facing his father. His father required the utmost detachement, and he made sure to deliver.
"Tho, aap dono aagaye.."
Rani stood, behind Yudi, shielding herself with his shadow. She kept her head high, yet she wished the ground would split open and swallow her up.
"Pita jee, hum jaante hai, kay aap humse bohot naraz hai..."
Rudr and his mother stood on the sidelines watching the show unfold, Rudr's palms were sweating with anticipation..
"App jaante hai, aap nai kya kiya!"
Yudisther looked downward, an unvoiced plea to his father...a plea to spare both him and Rani...
"Look at me when I talk to you Kunwar..."
Yudisther looked up..
"Do you see these papers, these are the buisniss papers, in which you only own 25% of the shares..."
Yudi gave his father a confused look, Rani also could not comprehend what was going on...
"Your actions today, they have told me alot..." Raja Sahab continued..
"not just about you, but about Rudr as well..."
Rudr ereased the smile on his face, in case someone notice his elation....and replaced it with a stoic look.
"App, aap....naukrani...come here"
"App chup rahiye" Raja interupted Yudisther before he could utter another word...
Rani edged closer to Raja Sahab, his figure towered over her...she did not look up, fearing that it might be a sigh of disrespect.
Yudi wanted to grab her and tuck her within the sheild of his arms, he saw her grip her hand together, yet she stood still and erect. He was proud of her courage, and felt himself fall deeper into the spell she weaved with her fearful courage and sweet inocence...
"Answer me this, yes or no answers....Did Kunwar find you in a...shall I say..inconvenient situation?"
Rani nodded a yes.
"Did he make sure you reach safety?"
She nodded a yes.
"Was Rudr around.."
She nodded a no.
"Are you thankful to Yudisther for his assistance?"
She could not help her self, her eyes watered, and she slowly looked up at Raja Sahab and slowly nodded a heartfelt 'yes'
Raja Sahab's expression did not alter, he nodded "Theek Hai, aap jaiye.app ki kamre main"
Rani didn't dare look at Kunwar jee...
She walked to her room, still unknowing of what had happened, and what would take place..
Yudi followed her with his eyes...her tension was clearly visible on her face, and her stiff posture displayed her fear.
"Rudr come here..."
Rudr smiled inside...
"Yudisther come here..."
Yudisher winced inside.
"Rudr, I am giving 15% of your share to Yudisther, because today he has demonstrated that he is the epitome of Princedom, and you the epitome of cowardice."
Both brothers stared at Raja Sahab...
Choti Rani fumed..