D&L branch office….
Guddu was busy with some files, looking all worked up. Rhunjun shot him an occasional glance talking away on the phone all the while.
"Kukkan you should have called at least one day after right?" Rhunjun chided her brother-in-law gently "Or are we so much strange to you that you can't place a phone call"
"Bhabhi believe me it was nothing, the police got all worked up about absolutely nothing…..yes they did manhandle me a bit but once the doubts cleared out they apologized profusely….so now all the matters are sorted….and with Kavitha darling by my side it's all the more easier to deal with things"
Something heavy clanged down on Kukkan's side and Rhunjun giggled.
"Looks like your Kavitha daaarling is a lil upset" Rhunjun said in a questioning tone
"Women I say…..sometimes it takes just a rose to please you and at others….sone ke pahad bhi la kar dhoon tab bhi nahin manenge" Kukkan said in whisper.
Rhunjun let out a soft laugh.
"Women are for sure difficult to understand devarji….but we aren't impossible you know…..humein bas zyaadha fikar karne ki aur tension lene ki adath hain kabhi kabhi….we can bear the strongest pain inflicted on us….par humaare chahne waalon ko zara si bhi dardh hon yeh humsein nahin sahi jaathi….lekin yeh batao hua kya?"
"Nothing much bhabhi….Kavitha had gone on a two day outing with her friends….ussi samay mujhe bukhaar aa gaya….issi wajah se mautharma naraaz hain ki meine usse turanth waapis nahin bulaya" Kukkan explained glancing towards his glaring wife.
Rhunjun chuckled at this.
"Chalo mana lo apni mautharma ko….mein phone rakhthi hu tumhare bhaiyya ko manana hain na" she said and cut the call.
She went cautiously near Guddu and sat on the handle of his chair. Carefully she kept a hand on his shoulder and pressed gently.
"It's all water under the bridge dear….Kukkan seems fine to me….if you want we can go to Spain ourselves and check this out" she said softly to soothe him down.
Guddu kept down the file he was glaring at and sighed. He turned with a smile to look at his wife who always knew how to calm him down.
"I am not going to blow a gasket don't worry….you know me dear…..I get tensed fast about my family….I checked with the managing head in Spain…he told me everything was fine." he placed a kiss on her hand to assure her he was okay.
Rhunjun placed a kiss on his head.
"Wifey dear, I have a dhamakedhaar plan for this weekend?" Guddu said with a mischievous glint in his coal black eyes.
Rhunjun frowned at him.
"We are going for a short London trip….meeting up with a few friends….roaming, shopping and off course" Guddu pulls Rhunjun into his lap and claims her lip in soft kiss. Breaking away he said "Dher saara romance"
Rhunjun giggled blushing.
"Anything to be with you my love" she replied.
"Cool" Guddu said standing up with Rhunjun still in his arms.
Abhi was waiting impatiently outside the shopping complex. His eyes were darting from one female to other in the crowd milling around him.
"Come on Shikha, show up" he muttered tapping his fingers nervously on his car's hood.
For past one year tracing Shikha had become an obsession for him. He himself couldn't figure out for a while why he was so taken by her until one fine day he realized that he loved her. The realization was quiet shocking but he knew that it could be the only reason he was searching for her so frantically. All the days he had spent with her trying to cure her depression, trying to resolve her pain, he was happy to be of help, happy to see her smile. With her he was always himself. With her he had enjoyed. He knew that he could never have fallen for the obnoxious self-centered Shikha Sinha. But he also knew that, the real Shikha was the one who surfaced after the incidence with Rhunjun. The real Shikha only wished for genuine love and care rather than the lustful attention she always got. He was sure now that he could give her that genuine love. He was almost going into despair when he got the call from an agency he had placed to track Shikha that they might have found her. Though her looks didn't match his description wholly they had a strong hunch it was Shikha. Without wasting much time he flew to London and on instruction from the agency he was waiting here where she was slated to visit.
A tall svelte beauty with long curls framing her heart shaped face descended down the escalator. Everyone in the main entrance hall of the complex turned to look at her. A few young girls ran up to her.
"Please ma'am, will you sign our autograph" one of them said jumping up and down on her feet.
"Sure thing sweets" the lady said with a smile
After signing few more autograph she walked out, putting on her goggles.
Abhi noticed the disturbance in the crowd and looked at the door of the mall. He saw a very beautiful young lady walking out while many in the crowd gawked and whispered at her. Her description matched that of the one given by the agency. Before he could look carefully at her face she sat in her car and drove away.
"Damn!" Abhi muttered and hurried into his car. The white Mercedes swerved out of the parking and within 10 minutes he was following the girl's car.
Guddu stepped out of the arrival terminal with Rhunjun following close behind.
"All set wifey" he asked her leaning on the trolley with a smirk.
Rhunjun smiled and playfully hit him.
Abhi's car stopped a short distance away from the girl's BMW at the arrival terminal of Heathrow Airport. He saw her stepping out removing her goggles and pulling her curls into a pony tail.
Abhi stepped out of the car and walked slowly towards her as the girl started towards the arrival terminal.
Guddu picked up two bags and walked forward with Rhunjun following him with a bag. She looked up to see a familiar face walking towards them.
She frowned and nudged Guddu who looked at her first and then looked in the direction she was looking.
He looked at the lady carefully and his eyes widened in surprise.
"Shikha" he called out without thinking.
The lady looked up and her eyes showed surprise. For a few moments her face was still but then it broke into a smile.
She walked up to them.
"Hey Guddu, Hi Rhunjun" Shikha said giving them both a warm smile.
"I knew it" a triumphant voice came from behind them.
Guddu, Rhunjun and Shikha turned to look at Abhi smiling smugly.
The details regarding the airport are my imagination, please forgive me if something is wrong.