PART - 3
"Hey! How are you?" Rk asked madhu who was deep in thought.
"Uh..huh...what?" Madhu asked him sitting up straight on the swing.
"How are you?" Rk smiled.
"Good, Thanks. You?"
"Fine" he said & both remained silent.
Finally Rk broke the silence & asked "Do u know where is Sultan?"
"I haven't seen him"
"Only after Trishna's death I could see the world. I searched for that bas***d everywhere but he got escaped. Trishna only told me, he lived one street next to ur house, after I got discharged I went & asked about him to everyone but no one knows anything about him. I couldn't even bring justice to my friend's death. I couldn't punish him." she said gritting her teeth & holding the chain of the swing tightly.
"Hey Relax. I just want to know who he is so that... I CAN KILL HIM" he said in a chilling tone which made madhu jump from her seat.
"I'm going. Bye" she said softly.
"Please, sit with me some time, let me look at ur eyes"
"I'm not ur sister"
"I know. But I feel close to u, I feel like i'm talking someone who lived so close with my sister, please" he said & she couldn't argue much with him. He missed her sister all his life being away from her & finally the day he came to India to her sister he lost her once & for all so he needs the need to talk with someone close to her. She reason & sat with him though not looking at him but she was aware his gaze was on her.
"I need to thank you" Madhu spoke softly.
"For making me feel better the other day. For convincing me that I didnt kill my friend"
"You didnt. That's the truth. Stop feeling guilty about it"
"Also Thanks for taking initiative to help the visually impaired kids. I'm sure 'Mission Vision' will lit up many peoples life"
"So far 60 surgeries were over & ur school kids & parents are happy about that. We will work more & help many more kids. Thanks for ur contribution, Madhu"
"I have been in those kids place. I know the pain so this is the least I can do to help them"
"We should really try to spread awareness Madhu. You know 50% of the eye donations are going waste every year due to delay in operation or due to some disease. If we could reduce that then our blind population can also be reduced"
"I will try to help ur eye foundation in anyway I can, Doctor"
Suddenly a lady & a small girl came towards Madhu & said "Madhu Madam, see ur student Shruthi, my daughter got her vision, she could see the world, we are not rich enough to do a surgery but ur help means a lot me. My family will always be grateful to u. Shruthi, say hi to ur Miss"
"Shruthi came forward & took madhu's hands in hers, feeling it she confirmed it was her teacher Madhu, madhu smiled at her & Shruthi took her hands to lips & kissed them & thanked Madhu.
"No, baby. I didnt do anything. You see that uncle" she pointed to Rishab who was sitting next to her with a smile "he is ur Doctor, who cured u so thank him. Ma'am u too please feel grateful to him, I didnt do anything" she smiled & walked away leaving them to talk with Rk while Rk's gaze followed Madhu's path.
"Why u are caressing the book with ur fingers??" Rk asked & took a seat opposite to Madhu. Madhu was reading a book in a book cafe.
"Hey" she smiled.
"Habit, I guess" she said & he frowned.
"You are forgetting I was visually challenged for 22 yrs, I used to read Braille scripts by touching with fingers, in that habit even now i'm reading the book by caressing it with my fingers"
"Oh! I'm sorry" she just smiled at him & continued reading. Its been an habit for them to meet in the cafe after the days work.
Suddenly Madhu felt paranoid. She could feel someone staring at her. She looked around but everyone in the cafe where busy in their own world.
"What's wrong?" Rk asked seeing her discomfort.
"Nothing" she said & started reading.
"Madhubala, I'm back" Sultan smirked seeing Madhu in the cafe far away from his table.
"Let me have some fun. Last time u ruined everything & tagged me as killer, this time I wont let u go that easy." he said.
"Sultan, what if she finds it was u who hit Trishna with ur car?" Asked his friend Mukkund
"Mukkund, I'm not a fool to not think about that. But u know she is blind then how come she will know me? Only Trishna saw I was driving the car but she is gone, no proof nothing."
"What if she finds ur voice?" Mukkund asked him again as he felt his friend was doing something terribly wrong which will land him in trouble.
"I can change my voice & talk... damn!! I want her. She is too sexy. I want to f**k her hard & kill her & send her to her friend" he banged his table & stood up.
"Sultan, don't take this risk of going in front of her?" Mukkund warned him.
"You just watch the show man" he winked & walked towards Madhu's table.
"I'll keep this book & come Rk, then we will go" Madhu told & walked with both hers & his books to place it in the racks. Then someone bumped on her forcefully, making her drop all her books & she staggered back but Rk held her on time from falling down.
"You okay?" Rk asked
"Yeah..i'm fine" she said & stood up to look at the person.
"I'm sorry, Ma'am" the man said politely.
"SULTAN" she shouted at him.
"What?" Rk asked madhu in shock & looked at the man standing opposite to them. All the blood drained from Sultan's face hearing madhu call his name. How the hell she could see him?? he wondered. Then he felt a hard blow on his nose & he started bleeding. Madhu had punched him hard on his nose & he raised his hand to hit her back but Rk held him strongly & started punching him hard on his face. Then swiftly kicked on his stomach making him howl in pain. Then they both had a fight, sultan was knocked down by Rk & he kept on kicking him on his ribs, they could hear the breaking sound of his bones, then Mukkund run from no where & pushed Rk, with the sudden attact Rk lost his balance & fell on the floor & madhu ran towards him helped him but Sultan with the help of Mukkund stood up & ran out of the cafe only to get hit by a truck & he was spot out. Finally peace to Trishna!!
"Hello" Madhu said picking Rk call on second ring.
"Hi. Shall we meet in park?" Rk asked.
"Hmm... okay" madhu agreed.
"Thanks. I will be there in 15 minutes"
"Hmm..." she said & hanged up the phone.
"I'm happy, Madhu. So I thought to see u & talk to u so I called u"
"To me or to my eyes?" she asked.
"When u talk to me where u look madhu? U look at my eyes only right?? everyone talk to other person looking at their eyes if they want to make an honest conversation"
"I'm sorry. I had the feeling that u call me just to see my eyes, to see ur sister in it"
"That was true. before I wanted to see u only to see your eyes but not anymore. Now u r my friend too. I really want to talk to u, share my feelings with u..." he said genuinely.
"but before that I m curious to know how u found out Sultan yesterday?? u said u haven't seen him then how?" this one question was plaguing his mind all night.
"Sultan has blue eyes, he is a dragon freak, he got tattooed both his arms with dragon image & he wears a dragon ring... Trishna had told me all the details. When I saw a man with all this identities I uttered the word 'Sultan' & all the color drained from his face made me sure that he was the one who killed my friend so punched him"
"That was a nice punch" Rk chuckled.
"Why u called me?" she asked ignoring his comment.
"Yesterday I was so happy that finally Trishna's killed got punished...i couldn't sleep but only think about Trish so I went to her room & I found this" he said & showed Madhu a pink diary.
"Can I see that?" Mdhu asked eagerly wanting to read what was written in it.
"Sure. But I guess u know all the incidents because she has written today Madhu & I did this..did that... madhu...madhu...madhu... for a minute I got the doubt whether u both were lesbians" rk chuckled. Madhu laughed hearing that.
"Trishna used to say if any of us were in opposite gender then surely she would have married me & I said I would love that" madhu giggled thinking how crazy they were & her giggle halts in mid air when Rk goes on his knees & asked "Will u marry me?"
You have a good sense of humor, Rishab. Get up all r seeing u" she said & looked around to see few people in the park staring at them.
"Madhu, i'm serious. I love u"
"No, Rishab, it's not possible. I have ur sister's eyes. I remind u of ur sister"
"I know, Madhu. Even at first I cant see u like that. In fact I never looked at u but only ur eyes because it is my sister's but madhu, my sister is no more, all her organs are donated to various people, all of them cannot be my sister, she is gone, I had to agree the fact. Then I started knowing u, the real u, ur pure heart, ur true love for my sister, ur kindness towards people, ur brave nature, everything... I love everything about u. I was never close with Trishna... u were too close with her... now I want u to be close with me... I want u to be my wife"
"Rk please. I'm sorry" she stood up to walk & turned her face to wipe her tears.
"Madhubala, Wait!! "U are so beautiful madhu...inside & outside. I love u." Rk said the same words Trishna had told her years back.
"So u are, Rishu!! I love u too much that it hurts" she said & ran towards him & hugged him hard. Rk smiled happily
"Sorry, I called u 'Rishu'...only Trishna can call u like that right? " Madhu mumbled still hugging him.
"You are my trishna's bestie so u can call me Rishu from now on" he said smiling.
"So that "you are beautiful..." line was written in Trish's diary huh?"
"Yes. But its true so I said it" Rk walked her back to the swing.
"Then what else were written in it?" Madhu asked.
"Diary is with u, just read it by yourself" Rk smirked.
"Oh come on, tell nah"
"She has written about you...you...only you... u made my sister forgot that she has a brother too"
"You left her" Madhu blurted out & looked at Rk to see him sad.
"I'm sorry. I didnt mean it... its not ur fault"
"Yeah...It's my parents fault, because of them I lost being with my sister atleast for the shortest time she had lived" Rk said pressing his eyes to stop his tears. Madhu gently rubbed his shoulders to soothe him.
"Madhu, I want u to make me a promise?" he asked suddenly getting serious.
"Madhu, I want u to promise that u will never leave me, u'll be with me till I die...please promise me? Husband & wife can divorce but father & mother should think thousand times before getting divorced... it will not only affect their lives but their kids too..see how I & Trishna had suffered without one of our parent's love & no brother sister bonding... we missed our childhood... I dont want that to our kids madhu... we should live together as long as we could... will you??"
"I promise Rishu, i'll live with u & die with u... I love u" she pressed his hands assuringly.
"Rishu" madhu called him soflty.
"Yeah" he looked at her with a smile.
"I know u read Trishna's diary... I want to know that, are you marrying me to satisfy trishna's wish??"
"What wish?" Rk asked puzzled.
"Trishna always wished to get me married to u... she ofter said my brother will cure u & will fall in love with u & marry u"
"That's true" he agreed.
"So it's because of Trishna?" she asked sadly.
"I mean I cured u because I did ur eye surgery, I fell in love with u & I mm going to marry u... all that are true but I don't know it was Trishna's wish too. If its her wish then i'm ecstatic with my decision to marry u"
"She didnt write about our marriage?" Madhu asked shocked.
"No, Madhu. If u have doubt check it. As I said she had written only about u & occasionally about ur parents & of course about me, how much she loves me but no where she had mention about our marriage" he said clearly. She nodded.
"But at the end of the page she has written something like this "If u r destined to be together then u will be together till eternity"... may be that goes for us" Rk said smiling. Madhu too smiled.
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Edited by madhurish - 14 May 2015 at 5:10pm