Something Called Love
'You lied to me.' She
screamed at full volume in AC soundproof cabin of her.
'What are you saying?'
Maya gujral was still calm and composed.
'That you are his mother.'
'Oh! Did he tell you?'
'That is none of your
interest. All I know is that you lied to me.'
'…No! Now, you listen to
me Mrs. Maya Gujral…I'm no more part of it. Please, this is between you and
your son. Don't make me pawn and try to use me. I'm not in it. And, this is
your cheque. All the sums of money you deposited in my account.' She said
'Are you backing out,
'Yes.' She was still firm.
'Are you sure?'
'Okay. It's your wish. Don't
complain me later'
'Okay then, it was nice to
work with you.'
'Same here.' She lied,
And she left the cabin in
one quick move. After she left, maya stood up, filled up the glass of champagne
and grabbed the nearest statue of some random girl, made from glass. She smiled
evilly, rubbed its back gently and then in one stroke she throw it away from
the window in anger and saw it from the top, millions pieces of the statue and
again smiled. And she called someone.
Unaware of future consequences,
she felt from there with a great feeling as if she was relieved and free from
prison. The same dried and dead flower was enlivened by blissful miracle. The
burden of the guilt on her soul and heart was removed. She was far happier, as
she did not expect that she would get free from her trap this much easily.
Still there were questions in her mind about her and him. Why they had never
spoken publicly about their relationship and why he told her that he lost his
mother? It was confusing for her. But, all she was happy about that she was no
more part of it and she would work for him, honestly this time. She decided to
tell him the truth about her deal and reveal everything to him but given the
fact that he was busy and his bizarre declaration about his mother, she was not
sure whether to disclose the fact to him or not. She decided to put it on hold
until the project ends. She knew which data she gave to her, and then it was her
time to ratify her mistakes; she was definitely smart enough to alter the same
data which she leaked once, if she could betray maan, she could betray maya,
too. And, she did not feel guilty when she was determined to change data for
maya, because she knew maya was not an angel at all. She thought something and
smiled and moved on.
As she reached office with
great amount of encouragement and joy, walking by the corridor singing a song
in a low voice, completely lost in her trance, she entered the elevator and saw
him, she smiled and kept humming the song in low voice,
'When you bless the day, I just drift away…All…I just drift
stopped as she forgot the next wordings, she tried to remember it but she
failed and she dropped the idea, and out of the blue she heard him saying those
'All my worries die, I'm glad that I'm alive…'
he completed the line by saying it instead of singing it.
alive…Celine Dion, nice one!' he added while working in his cell.
Working machine has got music player, too?' she smirked and then laughed on her
and as elevator stopped, she was about to get out and stopped by him.
'Is anything special? Got
new job? Looking so happy?'
'Oh! Do not start like a
question paper! I'm just happy and unlike you I don't need reason to be happy.'
She tried to hide the real reason for happiness.
He did not argue further
and they started the work again and the entire week spent in work, work and more
work and she changed the original arrangement on which basis they prepared for
the project, she successfully managed to make maan believe that she had another
great idea, but only she knew herself that why she was changing everything. She
wanted him to get this contract at any cost, it was then her time to set the
things up which she messed up. She worked hard along with him but of course
when it came to the competition 'who-is-machine' maan managed to win it
effortlessly, the result of which they achieved at the end of the day. They got
the same contract. The day when it has been declared that he again did it like
every year, he was far happier than ever. She has never seen him smile like
this, the smile which was more of a victorious than satisfied. He was happy as
he had proved something to someone. But, as he was joyful, she found it his
happiness somewhat mysterious. She was standing around the corner, watching him
adoringly; he was talking with someone on phone, anxiously. But soon, he cut
the phone and smiled a little and came to her.
Handa! We did it!' he wished her with a great mysterious look ever.
She stopped for a moment;
it was much strange for her, because he was looking at her with some kind of
satisfaction which was not more than a mystery to her.
'I said something to you…'
he shook her. And she came out from her trance.
to you too! You are the one who did it! It's purely your victory and your
partner…Without you and adi, I don't know what would I do?'
She did not said anything,
she just stared at him, there was something different in his eyes, he was happy
but something disturbing her more and more was his mysterious look.
They announced party for
the huge success of the company. She found the party to be the perfect and
suitable reason for disclosing the fact to him and tell her about her previous
job as she knew that he trusted adi and hired her, he never asked adi from
where she came. He just knew it that she was not satisfied with previous job.
Just for once in his life, he trusted adi and geet blindly, may be it was to be
blamed on his fate or her destiny or their combined destiny, that brought them
together and bound them in an invisible bond. Before announcement of the party,
there was something special she had to announce for her near and dear friends,
pinkey and adi, as they were getting married by the end of month, and she was
being maid of honor of the bride.
As she entered the hall,
she was stunned by the beauty of the hall and the crowd. There were bunch of
peoples from all over the place, their rivals, friends, relatives and half of
the city, she concluded in mind. She stood alone in the corner as she was
waiting for pinkey. She chose to wear off-white knee length one side shoulder
dress for the dazzling evening. As she clutched the drink in her delicate
hands, and gulped the drink, she choked as soon as she saw him coming in, in
black attire - his signature style. But, what shocked him was not the attire of
him, but the person next to him walking by him. He was - Nik.
'What the hell is he doing
here?' she muttered.
As she thought that her
plan would back fire, to avoid him as possible as she could. But, she could
not. In fact, he came directly to her and embraced her casually. She smiled at
'Hey…look at you! I must
tell you geets, you are looking so nice.' He grinned.
She did not try to talk
much, she stood there and looked out for someone - just someone who would come
and drag her away. She was uncomfortable with him, as their last meeting was
not so well. She recalled their meeting in the mall.
I know you. You are my family friend. We know each other from our childhood. I
know you are no more with us as in gujrals. But, geets from last few weeks, I
realized that you are the one. I think, I love you, we will have wonderful life
listen to me. I have better plan. You see, I know why you left from gujrals.
She will pay you more and geet no one except you and me knows that what is the
real need of money? I'm with gujrals, she is paying me reasonable, but I know
after we'll get married, she will have to pay us more as I know, she counts on
you. You are one of her favorites. I know. She confessed it to me.'
nik…I don't think…'
think much geets…we will get married and that is what my family wants. I asked
them, they are agreed and your family too. Your mother is ready and your
father…well he will agree.'
You did all this and you never felt like to even tell me? Are you insane?
Nik…marriage is not about some future financial and social settlement. I know
you love me, but I just don't know…I don't know…you are my very good friend and
as a friend you are lovely, but I don't know whether I love you or not…so just
hold it…I cant…'
I thought you feel the same for me.'
Take your time, I will wait for you. I know, you are confused geets, you love
me but you have to realize that.'
nik…I have no more to talk' she was frustrated.
She felt totally
embarrassed and uncomfortable with him, after she rejected him and his
financial proposal in disguise of 'Marriage'. She was about to leave but he
'I know geets, you are
still angry with me, but its fine. I have moved on. Just stay with me, for old
'Nik…I'm so sorry…'
'…trust me geets, I assure
you. We were friends and we will be friends, right?'
She hesitated a bit and
then finally agreed. They sat there and had a talk about their old town days
and shared a fun time together. She completely forgot about maan who was
standing in the other corner with clients and constantly staring at them. He
did not felt well at all, looking her mingling with someone was unbearable for
him. He was getting angry by then but he could not do anything. As soon as the
music started he caught them together on the dance floor, she was close to him,
smiling and the same enchanting smile of her which he used to love was then no
more enchanting as he noticed that her smile was not reaching her eyes. She was
just laughing for him; she was dancing happily with him. He glared at her, she
saw him out of sudden and smiled, he darted away the gaze, with that she
immediately got it that something was wrong with him, his eyes were speaking a
She was listening to
something nik was muttering but her eyes were searching for him, she did not
find him anywhere. He was nowhere to be found - nowhere. And, she decided to
leave the place, she was about to leave the dance floor and her silky hands
were grabbed by strong pair of hands from behind, before she could turn round
and reacted, she was pulled up closer by the hands. As she turned around to see
who that was, she was forcefully pulled up more closely and she almost hugged
him, she felt her hands sliding on his broad chest. She looked at him, few
inches away, his angelic face from her pretty face; his thick eye lashes and
deep honey colored eyes were reflecting anger, jealousy and passion. She forced
more to free her hands but he tightened his grip further. She did not like it
at all; it was way too much rude and bad-mannered.
'What is this?' she
blurted out in anger.
He did not say anything
but held her more tightly.
'Leave me…it's hurting
me!' she flinched.
As he saw the pain in her
eyes, he loosened his grip and left her hands. And about to leave but it was
late, as they were under the spotlight. She held his hand tightly.
'Thanks to you, we can't
leave the floor now.' She said angrily.
And, in the background the
ki yeh kahani suno…Ek Ladka tha, ek ladki thi
Hoti kya hai jawaani suno… Ek ladka tha, ek
They both stood on the
floor for a fraction of a second. And then, she took his hand and placed it on
her hip and she put her hands on shoulder.
Woh bhi ek daur tha…Waqt hi aur tha
Jab woh the ajnabi… Dono tanaha se the
Par woh kehte kise…Baat jo dil mein thi
'Now! Pay for it.' She
He still was keeping
silence, he was still angry. They started to move, matching their steps on the
tune, he held as tight and close from hip, she twirled around and there they
were doing salsa. She could not believe more. She was dancing with him - him
and salsa? She thought.
She was embarrassed, there
were media people and everyone, and she was doing salsa with him - her 'M' The
Monster Singh Khurana. She looked at him, there was passion in his eyes which
made her look away, and she could not handle the way he was looking at her. He
touched her, he lifted her, and she felt the warm breaths of him, tickling in
her neck. As the song finished, it was for the entire public in the party, they
did not realized when it finished, and they were lost in each other, they were
lost in trance, hugging each other. She saw the strange feeling in his eyes,
she closed her eyes and enjoyed it, enjoyed her embrace. She slowly opened her
eyes and saw him carrying her in his arms. She quickly realized where they were
and what they were doing. They looked at each other for a moment until they
were interrupted by the cheers and applause of the crowd.
He sensed her awkwardness
immediately and left her. She adjusted her self and looked him trailing off
outside. She was soon accompanied by pinkey.
'I never knew you are good
at salsa.' She jumped with joy.
'I never knew he was good
at it…' she said while leaving from there and following him.
Pinkey saw her leaving the
place with puzzled look on her face.
She ran after him in the
parking. She wanted the answers; she had so many questions, why he behaved
strange in the party. She screamed out loud his name but he did not stop. She
called his name again and again but he did not stopped, instead he went to his car
and about to start the engine and she came in front of the car.
'What was that?' she
He did not say anything,
he start the engine.
'I need my answer. What
'I won't let you go. I
need to know why you behaved like this.'
He immediately came out
from the car and went to her, held her from the shoulder, pulled her up on the
other side. He took a deep breath and came closer to her, and whispered in her
'Because…I can't see you
with anyone else…'
And he left in fraction of
section, in full speed, leaving her behind in the cloud of dirt caused by air.
She stood there amazed, stunned by his innocent confession. She did not realize
when his car disappeared in the air, and her vision became blurred by tears
formed in her eyes. She smiled through tears. And, she felt the water on her
hands, it began with one tiny drop and then, several tiny drops and then, she
was drenching in the rain - the very first rain of the season. The rain -
season of love, romance had begin. She kept soaking in the first rain for a
while. She smiled and danced in the rain - like the opening rain of the season
and first love of her life was showering happiness in her life. It was her
favorite season - the rainy season.
Rain kept drenching her
and she allowed it to. She jumped with joy as she realized that, even though
she was not allowed, she crossed the limits, she stopped herself for falling
for him, she prohibited herself, she avoided him, she ignored him and after all
that, there she was. He simply said it in one simple sentence, he as usual,
managed to charm her and shocked her, but that was pleasant surprise. He, in
mere one simple line, confessed his feelings for her, innocently and unknowingly.
She cried in joy, her life was heading in the path which she never wanted to
walk on. But still she had to tell him the truth, she decided to tell him the
truth first and then, whatever he would decide for their future that would be binding
on her. What she did, she had only one right, to apologize and not more than
that, she thought. Even if he would forgive her but she was not able to face
her own eyes and soul in the mirror as somewhere deep from her heart, mind and
soul, she knew that she had betrayed him even after she ratified her mistakes
because she knew that the crack in mirror was made, she could fix it but she
could never get rid of the mark of cracks. For her, it matter the most, she did
not care what others would think, only maan mattered and her own soul and
If not for any other
person in the world but she wanted to confess it for her – as she always
believed, the person in the mirror. She smiled once again as she realized that
in the short period, he knowingly or unknowingly taught her so many things for
her life, he was simply being her teacher, and she realized that she could
never avoid the connection they shared, the bond they had. Suddenly, everything
was so much clear as water to her, their first meeting, her job everything was
making sense, till the date she never believed in luck or fate, but today, as
raindrops were drenching her soul, she was convinced to believe in fate more
than reality. If that was some magical dream, she never wanted to wake up and watch
that dream snatching away from her hand. In the middle of road, as her life,
she was stuck between her life divided into the two parts, a part of her was
falling for him and a part of her was trying to stop herself as the feeling of
betrayed was eating up her soul and burning her heart. Till the date, she
planned everything for her life, her education, her job, her career and
everything but she never thought the one fine day, someone named 'M' - The
Monster - Maan Singh Khurana would come and ruined her plan. He simply came and
changed everything for her. She stood there in between the road, drenching in
road, in the dilemma, she thought, probably she was the only girl on the earth
who was crying at realization of her love and smiling for the new transformation
in herself and her life.
Song : Pyar ki Yeh Kahani