Something Called Love
Next morning, with a
drizzling and cloudy atmosphere she opened her eyes to witness the slow rain,
she was still unhappy and scared about her meeting with maya. She decided to tell
him the truth the same day but she was shocked to see him later night, all that
he tolerated and the rejection at such small age. She wanted to be with him, to
soothe him, to encourage him but she knew, at that time he needed his
grandmother more than her. She wanted to say him truth but still somehow in her
deep heart, she had a feeling that it was not the right time for it, as he was
already dishearten and broken but with the hope of releasing from her guilt she
entered the office and it was different atmosphere there. He was not there, he
had few meetings to attend; she knew it that he would hide himself from the
world, especially from her. She tried to contact him but it was of no use.
In between all other things
whirling around in her life, she almost forgot that it was her friend's
pinkey's marriage in few days and they were not there. As she was the maid of
honor, she had to help pinkey in all the preparation. She was on leave for few
days. Her days spent busy with marriage
preparations and shopping. She did not realize when the day of her marriage
arrived and she came to know about the fact that he was best man. She prepared
herself for confession, she decided to tell him the truth this time come what
She reached the venue on
the time as pinkey asked her to prepare her wedding vows. Basically, she was
misbelieved that geet could write much better and different vows than her. And,
geet did not get the time to prepare her vows that was the reason she reached
before the time, but she was shocked to see that she was not before the time
but she was on the time. She stood outside the hall and waited for him to come
as she was informed that he would bring the ring and adi's vows and basically
her idea was to copy adi's vows directly without any shame as she had no idea
which kind of vows they prepare for such occasion.
Though he did not wanted
to attend the marriage or just anything, he was forced to do this, as adi was
his true friend and loyal employee. After accepting the fact rather knowing it,
he was depressed and more than that, he found it all baseless and aimless. He
did worked hard and achieved everything for her so that she could accept him
but he learned few days back that it was useless and aimless. He was asking one
question why he was doing that, now. He felt like chasing nothing in
particular, without aim, everything seemed so fake and so aimless to him.
However, still he managed to attend the ceremony but he was fighting with his
lost confidence and self respect. He entered the hall and he was stunned by the
beauty of the lady standing near the door, he was amazed by her looks, she was
in light pink sari, leaving her long silky hair opened and perfect long diamond
earrings shining from the corner, making her look outstandingly gorgeous and
she checked her thumb whether she was wearing his ring or not and she was
wearing it - he smiled. The only person on the earth who could make him smile
or even react to something. He had never seen in her sari, he was purely
spellbound by her beauty. He did not realize when he reached there near her; he
did not remove his gaze from her for a single moment. As she saw him staring at
her continuously, she quickly check herself whether she was not looking like
fool. She broke the silence and interrupted his gaze,
'So you brought the ring
and vows?' she asked hastily.
'Er…I gave ring to him and
vows? I don't even know what to write…' he said emptily.
She immediately realized
that he was still in the same moment, he was still broken, his confidence was
shaken, she never found his eyes so discouraged and lifeless. She decided to
involve him in something that could help him in at least some way. As usual she
knew it, he would only react to her over drama and she started it.
'O.M.G. Maan, I was
counting on you. Even I don't know what to write. Oh my god…She will kill me
now…Ceremony will start in any moment now and look at me…I have no vows for my
best buddy…The marriage will cancel now…the world is ending…' she said it
'Hey relax…we can still
make it. Come here, come sit down.' He pulled her up on the bench outside the
place; they were under the tree in which purple and glowing lights were
'What are you doing?'
'Do you have a paper?'
'No. I just have this
stupid invitation card cum pass.' she smiled even in her worried state.
'Fine. Give it to me. 'He
She passed it to him and
he removed the cover and turned it back and started to write something.
'What are you doing?'
'Now suppose, if you want
to get married then what will be your vows?'
'Oh! I can't…because I'm
not marrying anyone now!' she snapped.
'I know…you just have to
assume. Pretend that you are in marriage hall, everybody has come to blessed
you and your partner, you are in bright white dress looking heavenly gorgeous
and in front you, your man is there in tuxedo, adoring you and loving you
through his eyes. The minister had just come and asked you to declare your
vows. What will you say?'
By then, she was in some
other world, like he said she was there in her own marriage, she was in bright
white dress and her man was standing in front of her in black suit with dark
purple collar and same dark tie with maintained and perfectly trimmed hair and
stubble. There was divine love and warmth in his deep soulful honey colored
eyes. He loved her, through his eyes, he adored her. They were together, holding
hands in hands. She was smiling through tears, and there was a shine of sweet
lone tear in his sparkling eyes. She observed him; the man in her imagination was
identical to the man sitting in front of her in real. She closed her eyes in
dismay, she was dreaming about him in front of him. Suddenly she found herself
lost in his presence.
'Okay…if I have to make
vows, I will make it like this. You can change if you want to' She said
'I will pen down. Say it.'
'First, He will love me
even when he will hate me.'
He started to pen it down.
will love each other, even when we will hate each other.
'Second, He will have to
love me even when I will be having Cancer or Alzheimer.'
will love each other, even when any of us will have Cancer or Alzheimer.
'Third, Come what may, he
will never run away, never, ever. He will fight and survive but not escape.'
will never run away from the situations, come what may, we will fight and
survive but we will never escape.
'These were some basic
vows, but in real, I have got so many conditions, if you want to write all of
'Oh! No…not at all. That
And he stood up and handed
him the card on which back he wrote the vows.
'You are not bad.' He
tried to smile but he failed miserably.
'You, too!' she smiled and
looked at him, but she was disappointed. The spark in his eyes was gone
And they were entered the
hall together, she found pinkey to hand her the vows. She came and gave it to
her but she refused.
'Oh! Geet, thank you but
adi made it. And I just loved it in his way, now it's of no use.'
And she left for ceremony.
'Kamal karti he…' She crushed the paper and handed it to him in
anger, and left.
The wedding ceremony
finished peacefully and it was dance party after that, she was sitting with her
friends on the corner of the bar and she saw him standing alone in the corner,
she found it correct opportunity to tell him the truth. She left from there and
went to him; she was shocked to see that he was drinking hard; his eyes were dark
'Have I told you that you
are looking heavenly gorgeous today?' he asked as he saw her.
'Well, then you are…'
'Thank you, Mr. Khurana.'
'My pleasure Miss Handa.'
'Maan…I wanted to tell you
'What?' she was taken aback.
'I know…you wanted to tell
me that you are sorry.'
'Why?' she asked in shock
'Because you came that
night and I was low and you are feeling guilty for that, right?'
'Maan…it's not that you…'
'…I know geet. It's not
your fault that I'm a street side random…'
'…don't ever say that
again or you will face the consequences.'
'Strange! Dadima also
warned me and now you…?'
'Because we lo…because she
loves you maan. You are her son, why are you hurting her now?'
'Am I? Am I hurting her?
No…Geet. It's my luck, my fate that is hurting her, just because of me she had
to bear all these things and…'
'…you are drunk! You don't
know what you are talking. All I know is that you are Mr. Maan Singh Khurana
and this kind of behavior does not suit you at all. You are a good, intelligent
and smart businessman, maan. You have done this on your own. You are the one
who made Khurana Construction top company of the country and now after one
fact, you are convinced that you are rejected? Are you trying to tell me that all
this happened without your effort, your brain, and your talent? Maan, I don't
know what you and anyone thinks about you, but for me, you are the greatest
creation of your dad and not mistake. And, you are insulting the greatest
creation of your dad and my boss and my only close friend. Don't ever say that
you do not belong to this…It's for you and created by you…Do you get me? Maan,
name can be given by someone but love…well, all I know is that you are Mr. Maan
Singh Khurana grandson of Savitridevi Khurana, and don't you dare hurt her or
me…That's it.' She said in one quick breath and sighed heavily.
There was a silence
between them; they both did not say anything then. As the music started in the
background, he asked her for dance.