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Part Twenty- two
Sindoora smiled as she saw Divya finish drinking and placing the glass on a passing waiter's tray.
Soon the effect would take place. Either Divya would embarrass herself or she would admit the truth in her drugged state. Bharat noticed the glint in his mother's eyes and decided to tell her that he needed to leave on business very early the next day.
"Maa I have to leave very early in the morning. I was wondering if you would like to eat with me before I left," he stated.
"Theek hai beta. You have only been here for a few days. Can't you have your office shifted closer?" she inquired.
"I'll try but right now they may send me abroad for some project. Let's eat first. Once I get there I will inform you of what is going on," he assured her.
" Tum khana leker aao. I just need to take care of something," she stated.
Bharat was secretly enlightened. Now he could put sleeping pills in his mother's food.
While Sindoora was busy trying to watch Divya's reactions, Bharat went to get food.
A song came on called Jaaniye from Dus Kahaniyaan .
Amar gave her a wink. Divya started her acting.
She started swinging on the railings of the staircase while everyone watched appalled.
Sindoora smiled slightly but pretended to be upset when Bharat returned.
" Don't worry Mom, we'll take care of her. Why don't you go eat?," he encouraged her. Sindoora nodded and went to her seat to watch the show.
Divya acted woozy and stumbled off the railing. Amar caught her just in time. He gazed at her shocked. He really hoped she was pretending. She gave him a wink. She started to whine and told him to put her down.
" Let me go play Amar! That was so much fun!," she exclaimed.
After a few minutes, Divya quieted down saying she was feeling sleepy. Amar took her in his arms and they headed upstairs with Mahua and Rajeev following close behind.
Sindoora sat back in her chair satisfied as she ate the rest of her dinner.
Upstairs, Mahua grew concerned about Divya.
" Who gave her a drink, this is so awful," she said as Amar tried to wake Divya up.
Rajeev looked on with worry that somehow Divya had drank from wrong glass.
Suddenly she lurched awake after Mahua left to inform the guests that the ring ceremony would be delayed a bit.
Sindoora wanted to see how things were going upstairs but she suddenly felt really tired. She started to walk towards her room.
Chandra noticed her sister acting strange and went over and helped her to the room.
While Chandra dealt with Sindoora, Bharat went to tell the others that coast was clear.
They headed downstairs to exchange rings for show. Mahua was happy that Divya had snapped out of it. They exchanged rings and the DJ played music. While the entire guest partied away for a few more hours, Sindoora Pratap Singh fell into a deep sleep. Chandra came out to the hall to see the entire guest dancing. She saw no Amar and Divya.
She grew frantic and went inside to wake up Sindoora.
" Di wake up! They have disappeared!," she exclaimed.
Sindoora was motionless, she was in a deep sleep.
" What to do now? Sindoora Didi always plans everything! I can't do anything myself!," she thought to herself.
She rushed outside to see a car running and Amar pulling Divya inside of it.
She tried to yell but stood there dumbfounded. The car sped away. Chandra headed back into the house and tried to wake up Sindoora. She even called Chachi to make some ruckus. However nothing worked to wake her up this time!
Meanwhile Bharat drove them to the station and wished them well. They would have a nice close knit celebration in Beneras in a few days when Sindoora was defeated. Bharat handed them a tape.
" It was right where you two said it was. Dad brought it to me earlier. I have to get back to the house now. After everything is settled, I'll go take care of him," he stated.
" Wish him all the best from us," Divya said firmly.
Bharat bid them farewell.
Amar and Divya bought their tickets and then waited for their train.
Edited by adventure_gurl - 16 June 2008 at 8:55pm