Rajni saw Geet. She knew that Geet would definitely come. It had happened many times before. whenever they fought and Rajni left home without breakfast, Geet had to come with her lunchbox. But today was worst. She did not even want to see her face.
Rajni was studying in government school. But she did not like this school at all. She wanted to go back to her old convent school. She wanted to go back to her old life where rich kids were her friend. She wanted a luxurious surrounding like before, but not this poverty. But now everything seemed impossible to gain back.
“And all these happened because of that Geet alone,” She angrily said. “Just because of you Geet, we are in this state and I will never forgive you”. She runs and hid behind a wall. Geet comes and ask about Rajni to few of her classmates but nobody could say where she went.
Her troubles were mounting up. Not having Rajani Geet understood, today her younger sister was in more anger mood. After waiting a while, she returned.
Few tears of anger and hunger began to flow from the Rajni’s eyes. She sat in shadow of the wall and started crying. She began to remember her mother when suddenly someone touched her shoulder. Rajni panicked. But her eyes brightened when she found standing Bindiya there.
“Bindiya? You here?” she asked in surprise. “How come you are here?”
Bindiya smiled. “How can I leave my dear Rajni to cry alone?” She said, wiping Rajni’s eyes. “Even if, I am nobody to you, but, I love you so much, like a little sister. I could not see you crying like that. That is why i am here here, to show you that I am here, to take care of you.” She consoled. Saying it Bindiya gave her something to eat.
Rajni was relief to hear her words. She was very happy by having food. After many months, it seemed She had eaten some rich food. Billion times better than her home cooking.
“But Bindiya, how did you know that I did not eat?”
Bindiya smiled. “ Actually, I had heard talk of you guys and seen you angry. I got it, you you did not eat anything”
Rajni wanted to thank Bindiya but before she could do, Bindiya put some money in her hands.
“what is this?” Rajni looked surprised. There were five hundred bucks on her palm.
“All this is for you dear” Bindiya said. “I know you’ll need money to meet your needs. This is your pocket money. Please keep it”
“But how I can take money from you?”
“But why not. If you can take money from Geet, then why not me? Could you refuse her? Yes I know that she is your real sister. But I love you as my sister too. Will you let me feel sad Rajni?” Bindiya said with sorrow.
Hearing Geet name, Rajni was reminded again of all things. “She will not let me so much money.” She said angrily.
“So I am giving. So you always be happy. Do not push any of your needs away due to poverty. Whenever you’re in need of money, feel free to ask me. But do not tell Geet. Otherwise she will take away you from me. I do not know why she hates me?”
“I know she dislikes you. But that does not matter to me, because I do not like her at all” Rajni spoke of hatred.
Bindiya smiled. “Always be happy Rajni. You have every right to be happy my dear” She caressed her cheek.
“But I’m alone..” Rajni said sadden.
“Do not say like this” Bindiya cut her off in middle. “Then who I am? Cant you see me here Rajni? I’ll be with you always dear and please, never repeat again that you’re alone. How can you when I’m here!”
Bindiya’s words were like magic. Rajni heart smiled. She hugged her in happiness. “You are too good. Million times better than my own sister. Thank you so much!”
“Then keep the money. You do not have to ask anybody. As your mind says, just do it. Only then you can be happy. like I do. I live alone but always happy. If you want fun in life, then I will tell you the way”
“Really?” Rajni was listening to Bindiya without blinking. She nodded yes without thinking. Bindiya gave crooked smile. Rajni did not remember much in her arbitrary, that the lunch time was already over. As long as she remembered, it was too late. “Lunch time is over. I have to go in class” She said in hurry.
“OK Go. But promise me, anytime you need for anything, feel free to come over me”.
Rajni nodded. She happily left. Holding tightly to her money, she looked back and waved toward Bindiya.