Posted: 20 May 2008 at 5:02am | IP Logged
The next day, everyone woke up late in the morning as their previous day had been very tiring. By 11:00 am, they had finished with their breakfast after which Sameera, Navin and Naina went to the hospital to meet Gunny as they hadn't met him the day before. While Navin, Naina and Sameera left for the hospital, the others decided to go on packing their things before resting for the whole day. Abhimanyu and Rajveer went out for a while to get the tickets ready.
At the hospital, they met Dr. Dixit, who told them that Dr. Shalini was with Gunny in his room. So they went to meet both their friends.
"Knock knock… koi hai?" Navin asked as he entered Gunny's room.
"Hey… Navin, kaisa hai tu yaar?" Gunny asked.
"Main toh bikul theek hoon, magar tu kaisa hai?"
"Great, iska matlab hai ki tu shaadi par naach paayega…"
"Haan… ek minute, shaadi? Kiski shaadi ho rahi hai?"
"Haan Major, kiski shaadi ho rahi hai? Aur mujhe nahi lagta ki Gunny ek aur hafte tak naach paayega…" Dr. Shalini said.
"Koi baat nahi hai, Doc, shaadi mein abhi bhi time hai… after all, meri chuhiya ki shaadi ho rahi hai; itni jaldi sab kuch tayyar kaisa hoga?" Navin told them.
"What? Naina… tum shaadi kar rahi ho?" Shalini asked her.
"Haan…" she replied.
"Congrats Naina…" Gunny said.
"Naina, I'm so happy for you… congratulations."
"Thank you ma'am."
"Sameera, Naina, kyun na hum in doston ko thodi der ke liye akela chod de? Canteen mein chalte hai…"
"Okay ma'am." Sameera says.
Before the three girls leave, Sameera leaves the bouquet she had brought for Gunny by the bedside table and then follows Shalini and Naina to the canteen. Then, Navin takes a seat and smiles to himself as he catches Gunny staring at the door through which the girls had just left.
"Kyun bhai Gunny, udhar kyun ghoor rahe ho, I'm right here." Navin said to his friend.
"Huh? Kuch nahin Navin, bas soch raha tha…"
"Kya? Sameera ke baare mein?"
"Mujhe pehle lagta tha ki main Sameera ke liye kuch feel karta hoon…"
"Aur kya tum ab bhi….?" Navin asked.
"Nahin… main sirf Sameera ko kal protect kar raha tha; sirf usse guard kar raha tha, bas."
"Phir jab tumne Sameera ko goli se bacha liya tab…?"
"Tab bhi, main sirf apna duty kar raha tha, Navin. Main usse pyaar nahi karta… yeh ab main jaan gaya hoon." Gunny said.
"Theek hai yaar, agar tu yeh keh raha hai toh main manta hoon ki tujhe Sameera se pyaar nahi hai…"
"Haan… phir toh tumhe meri company mil gayi hai; hum dono akele jo hai…"
"Hmm… humein iss azaadi se khush hona chahiye; Raj ko hi dekho, Naina se shaadi karne jaa raha hai, bahut bada bhoj uthane jaa raha hai…" Navin said.
"Navin… Naina tumhaari behen hai, woh bhoj kaise ho sakti hai?"
"Main toh mazaak kar raha tha; Naina se pyaari behen is duniya mein shayad hoga… uske shaadi hone ke baad main phir se akela ho jaoonga…"
As he is talking, Navin doesn't realize when his eyes begin to water, but instead of going on about this topic, he changes it and becomes the happy Navin once again.