It was new morning. New day. New start. Maan and Geet who had habit of waking early , were sleeping till 6. both were having peaceful sleep after dreadful night. Seems, enjoying their sweet dreams, behind closed doors of eyes.
Nakul came and saw his Maan Sir and new found sister Geet were sleeping, at same place, lost in deep sleep.. with two empty cups of tea and coffee on table.. he confused. “ Maan Sir aur yaha ” he thought. He was not sure to wake Maan or not but it was necessary as wont be good if any other servants see Maaneet sleeping at same place. He went to Maan and called very slowly “ Maan Sir !! ” Maan stirred in his one call. He woke up and adjusted his eyes in morning light. He looked around, where he was as it was not his room. Then he saw Geet and remembered whole incident of last night. He looked time. It was late. He stood up and left saying “ nakul.. tell Geet, she would be living in guest room from today ”. nakul looked his retreating figure and then tried to understand what Maan said. “ guest room for Geet ” he repeated. “ aaj tak Maan Sir ne kisi ko km me rahne nahi diya.. but for Geet he broke his rule ” he was happy for Maan as he felt, Maan is changing .. thora hi sahi .. but its starting after all ” he went to Geet and called her. She too woke up and hurriedly stood up. She said sorry to nakul for sleeping till this late. He Politely responded and left to work.
Geet was making breakfast and thinking about night. How Maan accused her. How much angry he was. I dint do anything wrong. Only kept flowers and changed his room and he became so angry to say those harsh words to me ” how she wanted to run from this house. Then she remembered Maan concern. How He talked her ,made her feel good and comfortable.
“ fir maine bhi to unko kitna kuch kaha .. and Geet , you changed his room without his permission. You know na how possessive he his for his every small thing.. to fir galti teri bhi thi na” she thought. “ he always helped me. He threw his servants out because of me. He gave me money to buy new dress so no one could look me in those exposed state and what I said!! I blamed him for lusting over me .. agar wo0 chate to he could have ruin me at same night I came here.. but instead, he saved me.” she was feeling guilt because of all what happened. She knew it was all just misunderstanding and now her heart was clean fro him.
She was lost when nakul came and informed that Maan had already left km and there is no need to make breakfast for him. She nodded. “Geet .. aajse tum guest room me rahogi ” nakul informed.
“guest room ?? ” she did not get
“haa Maansir had told that now you dont have to sleep in kitchen. He given you to stay in guest room. ” nakul said happily.
“per nakul bhaiya..mai guest room me kase.. ” she was not willing to take any room for her , specially in km as all servants stayed out of km
“Geet ye sab tum Maan Sir se kahna .. I told you what he told me to inform you ..”
Geet nodded. Nakul showed her guest room. She got stunned seeing a big, majestic, grand room in front of her eyes. She could not stepped inside, it was like she had no position to enter in this royal room. She was standing on door when makul called her inside. She was hesitating but he made her easy to come . She saw the room was very big, not like Maan’s but still not less then any kingly place. A big king size bed, big portrait, heavy furniture, grand decorations were giving her nervous heartbeats. She did not felt right to live here. She decided to talk Maan.
Maan was in his cabin. Seemed, coming back from long went meeting. Badly tired and blown. He didnt have a single food from tomorrow night. He dint have proper sleep from tomorrow. His mind was mess. His body was mess, but he was getting ready for next meeting.
This little time he found to rest. He closed his eyes and thought about Geet. All what happened last night , was wandering inside his drowsy mind. He was seeing her childhood, her life.. she had suffered in her small life , in this small age still she never got tired from life. She was happy in her small job, she was happy sleeping in kitchen, she had no complain toward anyone, not even me. How much I accused her, how I blamed her to seduce me but she dint say a word. And when she said, I could not even imagine how much it pricked my heart.. he knew he did wrong and wanted to do something, which would give her a small happiness, in term of saying sorry. He knew, saying sorry would not lessen his mistake so he decided, a surprise for her.
It was 8 At Night
Maan came back to km. His condition was not well. He was feeling pain in whole body, due to starve and heavy schedule. nakul went to inform for dinner when Maan said he dont want to eat. Nakul came back and informed Geet . Geet wanted to talk Maan so she went to his room, nervously. She knocked.
“kon hai? ” Maan asked, working on laptop
“Maanji ” she said meekly..
“Geet !! .. anadr aajao ”
She entered, looking down, composing her dress and duppatta. She always feel conscious in front of him.
“Geet..kuch kahna hai ” Maan asked seeing her discomfort. She nodded. “ wo.. Maanji.. I dont need separate room .. ”’
“wo.. it wont be look good. I am maid here.. I cant have separate room in mansion. ”
“but Geet, all servants have their separates rooms in quarters .. its not any big issue ” he was amazed as all would die to stay in km and here, this poor girl, don’t want living in this mansion..
“ yes they have but not in km .. ” she said. Maan got angry. Here he was trying to do something for her and she was denying. He stood up from bed and went to her.
“ Geet.. what you want just tell me .. I dont have whole night to hear you, samjhi ” he was feeling insulted.
She moved back , looked him “ nahi wo.. mujhe itna bara room nahi chaiye .. wo I would take that store room near hall .. agar aap permission de to” she was stammering.
“ so you want to stay in store room , instead of guest room !!” Maan was again amazed on her thought. He agreed. She said thank and turned to leave. Maan resumed his work. She reached to door, turned back “ Maanji ..” she called ..
“hmm” Maan raised his head from laptop.
“woh.. aap khana time pe khaya kijiye.. warna bimaar pad jaayenge ” saying she left, actually almost run, thinking again he would get angry.. but to her surprise Maan smiled, from heart, after so long..