@all i hope you'll don't have to think this time ki itna bada update kyun diya, we got bored
Nupur arrived at Bhushan's House in the morning and surprised her Bauji. Shashi Bhushan was used to get up early in the morning just as today, but today was a bit surprising morning because he was not used to seeing Nupur so early up as she was today but what amazed him was the fact that Nupur was at home so early in the morning.
He saw that Nupur's smile was trying to shrink back time and again. He knew it was usually effortless for her to smile and she didn't have to put up a smile to someone, specially to those close to her. He asked, not being able to hold himself back while Nupur hugged him and came inside he asked, "Nupur...tum theek toh ho naa...yun achanak iss tarah se itna bada suitcase lekar...matlab sab theek toh hai naa?...Mayank se jhagda toh nahi hua naa?"
Nupur felt her emotions surfacing up again at Bauji's question...he thought Nupur had fought with Mayank and come home...no, it was a total opposite here...she had come home because she loved him and he would never love her back...maybe...and this moment was the most difficult she had ever faced in her life...she had actually come away from him coz she didn't know how to stay away from him now...and how to deal with her growing affection and feelings towards him...she would have to learn it since she was married to him now...this marriage, as the situation posed to her, had no meaning left now...but in her heart, she knew it, that it meant everything to her, everything...but she was not ready to go back to him all strong hearted just yet...she didn't knew how she would be able to make herself strong enough for this, since he was the only one who's one glance may make her heart go weak in a single second...but she would have to do it and without anyone knowing...
She tried to supress her emotions deep inside and smiled back to her Bauji saying, "Arrey nahi, Kyun Bauji ab main yahaan rehne bhi nahi aa sakti..apne Bauji aur Gunjan ke paas...kuch din ke liye?" she asked cutely turning her head sideways...but her eyes surely had more than one question...it held a storm inside it seemed...
Bauji smiled to her way of asking and said, "Arrey nahi Nupur, bilkul aa sakti ho...kyun nahi...par sab theek hai naa?"
Nupur again said smiling, "Haan Bauji...aur jo theek na ho...usse aapki beti theek karna achchi tarah se jaanti hai...ab mujhe kuch khane ko milega...bahut bhook lagi hai..." Nupur diverted the topic and her mind while her words gave strength to herself and she wished and hoped theat she could actually make things alright...she went in the house trying to be atmost pleasant as she could manage...
When Gunjan got up, Nupur tried to surprise her pleasantly but Gunjan looked at her confused but smiled and hugged her...
After listening to Nupur's random talks, which she did to avoid the most obvious questio, Gunjan finally couldn't ignore and asked, "Di...tum jeeju ko ghar mein akele chod kar yahaan aayi ho...woh bhi tab jab uncle aur aunty bhi ghar mein nahi hain?"
Nupur felt bad now listening to Gunjan, she didn't think in those lines...it did sound a bit irresponsible from her side...but all this was necessary for her...otherwise it would have worsened the situation between Mayank and Nupur for absolutely no fault of Mayank or Nupur either...but she still tried to justify to Gunjan while now starting to worry about Mayank, Nupur replied showing off her anger,"Mayank...woh chota bachcha nahi hai...woh akele reh sakta hai...khaas kar ke meri zaroorat toh usse bilkul bhi nahi hai, ByGod" saying this she looked away in her fake anger but with true hurt that her own words made her feel...
Gunjan asked a bit taken aback, "Di...yun achanak...jeeju ne kuch kaha kya aapko...ya rude behave kiya phir se?"
Nupur laughed in mind at Gunjan's words and the irony of the situation...rude...he was far from rude to her...rather totally opposite now and it affected her even more than his earlier rudeness...it made her fall for his growing sweetness towards her more and more with every passing second...
Gunjan shaked Nupur and asked, "Di, kya hua...bolo toh?"
Nupur replied blocking hr brain and heart to proceed further and replied, "Nahi Gunjan...woh Sadu itna bura bhi nahi hai...par maine hi usse chota sa argument karke usse bada bana diya...kuch din usse dur rehkar, dimaag ko shaant kar loon, phir jaaoungi ek aur nayi jung ladne usse" and patting her cheeks she said in irritation, "sab theek hai meri Maa..." and then smiling said, "ab chal taiyaar ho jaa...college nahi jaana kya?...mujhe toh office jaana hai...chal time nahi hai itni baatein karne ka...kitna bulwati hai mujhse" saying this Nupur went away to get ready for her office with a heavy heart...
Mayank was very unsure what to and how to ask about the whereabouts of Nupur...still he had to, it was not something he could let go...so the first thing he did after reaching the office was to go to Shashi Bhushan and after a somewhat smiling greeting to Bauji, he nervously asked, "Umm...Bauji...woh Nupur..."
Shashi Bhushan said smiling, "Haan, Nupur ghar par theek se pahoonch gayi hai..." then after thinking for a while he said, "Koi maane ya nahi...par main jaanta hoon ki tum sabka kitna khayal rakhte ho"he was glad to see his concern for Nupur..."par achanak se yeh program kaise ban gaya...woh bhi itni subah ka...Nupur se poocha toh usne toh baaton ko ghuma diya aur kaha ke sab theek hai...par tum keh doge toh mujhe tasalli ho jaayegi...sab theek hai naa?"he asked with a questioned look
Mayank was relieved for the moment that she was safely at home but his relief was short lived when new questions arrived in his brain...
Nupur had convinced them that all was fine and not shared it with even them...then why did leave all of a sudden to them...leaving him all alone...yes, alone he felt at the moment and his heart was for the first time making its presence felt more than necessary...it pained...but the point was- what had affected her so..,and by now he knew she was good at hiding her thoughts, he had seen it the other day when she missed Bauji and Gunjan and tried to make some other excuse at the breakfast in order to cover it all up...But now, there was no point in worrying Bauji over it when he himself didn't seem to know it...then actually what..
His thoughts were broken by Shashi Bhushan when he asked, "Mayank...Mayank..sab theek hai naa?"
Mayank tried to smile and said, "Haan Bauji...woh bas usse aap logo ki yaad aa rahi thi" he was assured that atleast she must be a bit happy at home with Bauji and Gunjan...what he didn't realize was that she could only be happy now with him...
Apart from being assured for her happiness, he coveted the reason for her sudden disappearance from his sight and her tears...
Shshi Bhushan smiled and said, "Yaad toh hamein bhi uski bahut aati hai...woh hai hi aisi...jahaan bhi ho, centre stage uska hota hai..."
Mayank thought, "ya...that was so true...who wouldn't miss her" and right now he missed her like hell
Shashi Bhushan contnnued speaking keeping a hand on Mayank's shoulders, "Mayank...tum ghar mein akele manage kar loge naa...mera matlab hai...agar tum kaho toh main Nupur ko keh doon wapas jaane ke liye..."
Mayank so wanted to say, 'yes..please..send her back immediately...' but impatience never got the better of Mayank so said smiling, "Nahi Bauji...main manage kar loonga..."
Shashi Bhushan went away for his work ahead while Mayank stood there watching in the direction that lead to his cabin...he so didn't want to go there...
One of the friends of Nupur wanted her to renovate her house in Pune and Nupur had proposed the site to her boss which he had agreed to today and when he asked if she would be going to Pune for the same reason, Nupur had agreed coz she felt that she had no reason to say NO and every reason to say YES..
She thought that maybe this would make it easier for her to stay away from him...though she knew in her heart that nothing could ever make it easier for her now to stay away from him...she wondered how so soon her heart was completely his...
Mayank called Gunjan in the afternoon to ask about Nupur but he was not sure how he would ask her and how much and what...still he did...
Gunjan picked up the phone and seeing Mayank's name flash, she smilingly replied after picking up the phone, "Jeeju...aapne galat number lagaya hai...Di ko manaane ke liye, aapko Di ko phone lagaane chahiye..."
Mayank asked bewildered, "Manaane ke liye?"
Gunjan smiled and said, "Haan...main jaanti hoon ki aap dodno ki choti si ladai hui hai...Di bhi jaanti hai ki aapki jyaada galti nahi hai...par, woh thodi si aapse aur shayad khudse naraaz hai...isliye aapko unhe manaana chahiye aur Di ka saara gussa pal mein gayab ho jaayega..."
Mayank was startled to hear this from Gunjan and couldn't figure out Nupur's reasoning and explaination...they had fought...when...she knows he is not wrong...she was upset with him and heself...why?
Mayank spoke totally confused, "Ladai?"
Gunjan laughed and said,"Jeeju...mujhe toh laga tha aap topper hain toh aapki memory achchi hogi...par lagta hai aap bhul gaye ki aapki Di ke saath ladaai hui thi.."
Mayank asked now to the point since he knew the only where his answers lay...only with Nupur, "Nupur kahaan hai?"
Gunjan said, "Di...office gayi hai...aap unse hi baat kar lijiye"
Mayank didn't want to mention that she was not picking up her phone so he just said, "Okay Gunjan...Thanks...main Nupur se baat kar loonga" then added to sound convincing, "aur usse manna bhi loonga" which made Gunjan very happy
Mayank kept the phone saying bye to Gunjan and was thinking about how should he talk to her now..go to her office or later at night at her home...whatever it was, he wanted to know it soon and settle it too...
Sorry for the mistakes, if any
Another update following
Edited by Payal-15 - 23 May 2011 at 2:50am