Geet was waiting for driver after classes, when a girl calls from back. It was empty campus leaving only few girls and boys were scattered here and there. Geet followed her and girl led her to some desert corridor. Girl stopped in middle of corridor.
“What happened Sara? Why you stopped here’’ Geet asked
“Oho!!! So you are Geet’’ Geet heard a male voice. She turned and shocked to see, two boys were standing there, stopping the only way of entrance of narrow corridor. She was hell confused and then, saw Naina, smirking viciously. Geet turned back and held Sara hand in fear. Her hand was sweating. “Lets’ go Sara’’ she said and started dragging Sara to leave but Sara, removed her hand from her. “I’m not going anywhere Geet and not you either’’
“Oyayy!!!! How dared you to insult my girlfriend ‘’ One boy shouted, making Geet jump in shock. She looked over his shoulder where Naina was stood, behind him. Geet got, she was in great danger.
“I-I didn’t say anything’’ Geet spoke meekly
“O really !!! And that’s why Naina not attending school from that same day? How Dare You’’ He was fuming. He would like kill her if get any chance. Geet was shivering badly that had not strength to scream even. The only wish she had to run away from here, anyhow possible. Fortunately she heard some footsteps, might of driver who was searching her, not to find her on gate. She tried to run but all four were stopping her every way of exit.
“Veeraj lets’ go yaar, someone is coming this direction. Lets’ go’’ Other boy tried to drag Veeraj who was threatening Geet but Veeraj was not ready to move from there. He was yelling that he doesn’t scare of any MSK .
“Oyayy!! Listen girl, if you think that I will leave you or run off hearing yours’ that Maan Singh name then you are doing biggest blunder of your life. I don’t scare of anyone and listen! Go and shed your tears in front of him, not mine because I aren’t going to leave you anyway out, Do Remember always , Got It!!’’ and they left, before anyone could see them. Geet composed herself and run out as soon as. She covered her face with hanky, not showing anyone about what happened and especially to driver. She said driver to get back Mansion as she doesn’t want to face Maan, in her vulnerable state. She reached mansion and called Maan that she won’t visit office due to have some assignments. Whole day she was in her room, remembering that terrifying incident and was not sure, should tell Maan or not.
At Night, Maan returned from office and went to see Geet, found her sleeping in room, peacefully. He satisfied seeing her and left his room for getting fresh. It was dinner time when he again knocked her door but she did not reply and so, he entered. “Geet !!’’ He called slowly. She didn’t move. He called twice but she was not replying and hence, Maan sat next to her and caressed her head, finding it was burning with extreme heat. He shocked. “Nakul!!’’ he called out. Nakul runs and Maan ordered him to bring hot water with cloth. He picks out his phone and dialled doctor number while Nakul came back. Maan put warm cloth on her forehead and was highly terrified seeing her in this condition. Within few minutes Doctor came and checked her. He prescribed some pills saying it was just fever due to stress, so nothing to worry about, but Maan was not satisfied. He asked for any test is required but doctor denied saying it’s not necessary at all. Maan nodded.
It was late night when Geet gained her conscious. She had severe pain in head. In very moment she could not guess where she was. She looked around with unknown eyes. She feared thinking “Am I alone? In Orphanage? ‘’ and then she heard a voice “Geet!’’ she heard a low but familiar voice and turned to see, who called. “How are you feeling now?’’ Maan touched her forehead to check fever, which had slid down. She relaxed recognising him and smiled back. She nodded that “I’m fine’’ but frown on her face was showing, in how much pain she was. Maan gave her pills and soup and sat beside. He took balm and massaged her forehead. She closed her eyes, saving warmth of his care. She kept her head on his lap and cuddled in duvet. Seeing her slept again Maan left room but didn’t go back upstairs but settled in hall, doing his work.
Next day, she was not ready to go school, also Maan didn’t allow her. She rested in room thinking she should tell Maan everything. Maan didn’t want go office but he had to attend important meeting so left for some time. Whole day, Geet was in dilemma how to tell him, knowing his anger she was terrified. She slept again. In evening Maan returned
“ So howz my doll feeling now?’’ He asked, sitting next to her, who was in hall, resting on couch.
She felt secure seeing him and gave sweet smile. Maan checked, her fever had fully vanished.
“Maan!’’ She called, tried to talk.
“Yes Geet ‘’
“Um!! I-I wanted.. Maan actually’’ She told him what happened
Maan stood up in rage. He was red with extreme anger and blaze was visible in his dark eyes. His nose was vibrating in fume and his whole body was like would explode at any near moment. He fisted his palm tightest and his knuckles became white. He did not utter a word. He picked out his phone and dialled some number in highest speed. He yelled on phone and hang on. Within few minutes, his phone sounded back. He smirked and rushed out, leaving shaking and alarmed Geet, behind.
Whole four hours were worst for her, till Maan came back. He was relaxed. She was confused what had he done but had not strength to ask. Hence, somehow she asked and in return, she got his calm smile..