Posted: 17 September 2011 at 12:44pm | IP Logged
Identity and love
Ahem was a husband who failed to see his innocent wife Gopi's pure
heart.He did'nt see her good side.For him she was only an Illiterate.He
has always dreamt of a modern wife who speaks good English.But in that
aspect Gopi was a complete failure.She was always clad in traditional
sarees and was never able to utter a word in English.But to save Modi
Parivar's reputation he took the responsibility to teach her.Modi family
should not have a daughter in law who is an illiterate.It is a shame
for them.So he took the trouble to teach her.During that process
unknowingly he started feeling for her.But unfortunately before
revealing his feelings to her,with a shock he realized that he has
become too late in moving ahead with his married life.Because an
accident snatched her from him.He could'nt even see her dead body.She
fell off the cliff.Everyone in their family except Gopi was saved by
Days passed.Months passed.It's been one year..but still Gopi's
memories have not been erased from his heart.In order to kill his
painful memories she arranged a party on his birthday.Before the
celebration,there came a modern girl with a sweet face.
"Happy Birthday Ahemji.."
Everyone looked at her with a shock.Ahem could not believe his eyes.He was really shocked.
That was Gopi.
can't be Gopi.Gopi can't wear such modern dresses even in her
dreams.Gopi can't speak English with a good accent.But the way she
called me...Ahemji..Oh!I'm confused".
Gopi kept smiling at him.
"That innocent smile belongs to only Gopi".Ahem is sure about that.
Kokila spoke,"Don't be confused Ahem.She is your Gopi only".
Ahem is shocked,"Mom?"
revealed the truth,"Yes Ahem.Gopi is not dead.She is alive.We thought
that she is no more.But later i got an information that she was not
dead.She was deeply injured and unconscious.You all thought that i went
to Kashi for one month.Actually for one month i was with my Gopi
bahu.She needed me that time.She was cured completely.But i felt that
before she comes back she should be prepared enough to be your wife.So i
entrusted some trustworthy people to give her a make over.That is how
she became modern and learnt spoken English.Now i'm sure that you likes
her.She has become someone you desire for".
Ahem looked at Gopi.She looked emotional.She was waiting to know his reaction about her change.
"Yes,i liked your new look Gopi.You are looking lovely.I'm happy to hear you speak English".
Everyone including Gopi was very happy.Tears dwelled in Gopi's eyes due to happiness.Finally her Ahemji has accepted her.
looked at Kokika and said,"Mom..i never thought that you would fail to
understand me.You thought i will accept Gopi only if changes herself?"
Kokila became upset.
He continued,"You know..even if she had'nt changed herself also i would have accepted her".
Gopi and Kokika could'nt believe it.
don't know when and how..i had fallen in love with Gopi.But before i
could confess my love to her,she met with the accident and..."
They were surprised.Gopi was even more happy to know that Ahem has accepted her as she was.
He went closer to her.
don't have to change yourself to win my heart.You are good as you
are.I'm totally attracted to your personality.You don't have to hide
your identity to get loved by me.Because you have already won my heart".
Gopi did not know how to express her happiness.She felt that she was in a beautuful dream world.
"Now it is time to start the celebration.Ahem..come and cut the cake".
Ahem cut the cake and gave the first piece to Kokila.
"This is for you mom.You are the best.You gave me the wonderful birthday gift..Gopi.."
He took the second piece and stood steady for a moment.Kokila smiles,"Ahem..do what your heart says".
Slowly he smiled and moved towards Gopi.Her face glowed.He fed her the cake.
"Thank you Gopi for making my birthday so special".
She smiled,"Actually it is Maaji who made this occasion special.She only brought me here".
She looked at Kokila with wet eyes.Kokila smiled.
Ahem and Gopi touched Kokila's feet for blessings.
She blessed them,"I wish you a happy married life".