Afterward, whole training programme went very well. All did very good and was ready for assignment. KC environment became quite friendly. Sara wanted to quit but, all made her understand not to. She was in real guilt, was not able to face Maan and Geet. Maan was still angry on her but Geet, handled everything smoothly. Maan had declared strictly, not to disclose this marriage news out of this office as he dint want any media interference into their life before Geet exam. And obviously, they had to listen his threat.
At Night, In Mansion
“What happened Geet” Maan looked up from laptop screen, to beside, where Geet, was sitting, doing her studies. “What happened?”
“Actually I was thinking about Naina. Why did she do this? She was good in studies but now, will not even come out from jail, could never, live her life normally”
Maan kept laptop aside, took her hand in his, made his gesture to face her. “Geet, why are you thinking about this again”
“Did she tell anything to you Maan, why she did? Any reason for all these?”
“Hm, yesterday only I had gone to meet her”
“Why you didnt tell me” she looked him, curious
“Because I didn’t want you to take stress again Geet. You should concentrate on your exams rather then all these
“I wont but I really want to know why she did this”
“Because she wanted to live life like you Geet, she wanted all lavishnesses of life what you have and she wanted to ruin you, take revenge from you. Uncle had promised her for money and a luxuries life. Geet dont think much okay. She got punishment what she deserved”
She nodded. Somewhere she was feeling bad for her. But could not wanted to spoil Maan mood to discuss further, she resumed her studies.
“Maan where are you !!!” five days before exam, a very beginning of morning, Geet was searching Maan, in entire Mansion. “Maan!!!” she was shouting, holding a Puja Thaal in hand, wanting to see him as soon as, was getting late to reach somewhere. Her voice was not reaching to a far corner of house, where Maan, was doing his morning exercise. He was very tired and relaxing, was about to drink his juice when “ Ahhh Maan dont drink!!! ” she shouted from door, stood there, was looking him in hurry. Maan looked his glass, confused. He smelled it “ Thik toh lag raha hai ” he thought
“Geet, its fresh. Don’t worry” he spoke
“Uff !! I know its fresh but you will not drink it. You will go and get fresh and coming with me. Now go and hurry up” she haste to him, snatched glass from his hand and kept aside on table along with her Thaal. She turned to see Him, standing like statue, didn’t move a bit.
“Why are you standing here like statue? I said go and get ready. We are going Gurudwaare now”
“Yes Maan Gurudwaare. Now be a good boy and get ready fast”
“But why , and by the way, I dont go temple You know very well” he denied and was going to start his exercise when she dragged him literally, holding his towel which , was hanging on his, around neck. He was shocked to see, her bossy side. “Geet.. Geet what are you doing. Leave me”. He stopped in mid, pulled her toward him, held her close. She shivered with this closeness, looked in his eyes. He smirked, started to come nearer, tried to close this little gap. She gasped, closed her eyes. She had to compose herself, her mind shouted. She moved back in a jerk, came back in sense. She had to control herself. She shouted.
“No.. No way, if I leave you will not take me Gurudwaare. And you.. you will make some excuse” She dragged him fast, was looking like she was to catch some train. Poor Maan was balancing somehow, holding wall sometime and sometime railing of corridor, where she was dragging him toward his room. She reached there, pushed him inside and closed door from front. “Now be fast Maan, you have only ten minutes” she walked back and fro, guarding before door.
Maan came back before time, she had given. She smiled. “Now come”
They settled in car, Maan started driving and was glimpse to her now and then. He was first confused with her behaviour but then remembered “Ohh so after five days she has her exam. Hm!! So madam is nervous”
“Geet you don’t need to be nervous Mishty, You have prepared very well”
“No I didn’t. Mujhe bahut tension ho rahi hai. So I have decided will go Gurudwaare every day till exam. Maine mannat maangi hai” She pouted, showing her genuine worry for exam. He smiled, nodded and took her Gurudwaare where they, did Puja and after a hour, came back to Mansion.
Now Geet had stopped, going KC. Maan told her to take rest and study at home. He used to call her now and then to ask is she fine, studying or not, is she feeling low due to stress, did she take milk. He pampered her like a baby, wanted to take care of her, in every possible way. Everyday went to Gurudwaara and till mid night, their studies. After their confession, they became more open to express themselves. Rather it be with talks or with acts, they always used to show how much they love , need and care for each other. They both, were meant little world to them.
she heard him from out of her room. “Ji” she came out, only to find him, standing smiling, crossing his arm across chest. She frowned not getting why he was there, at mid of night. “Kya hua Maan?” she asked. He dint reply, took slow steps to her, looking straight in her eyes. He came near, held her shoulder, touched it and turned her to back. He picks out a cloth from pocket and tied her eyes. “What are you doing?” she touched cloth and asked, got confused.
“shhh!!” he whispered, turned her back again, made her face him. He slides his hand, to her, held in his. He made her way to a direction, a stairway which led to terrace. “Maan where are you taking me away?”
“Bas chalo Geet” he said, lifted her in his arms. She surprised with his sudden act. Clutched his collar for support, with one hand and touched his face with other. She did not ask further, only tried to guess where they were heading to. When a cold wind hit her face she came to know, she was on terrace.
“Where we are here?” she asked, shivering with wind. Crossed her arm across chest, caressed it with other hand. “Maan its cold” she said.
“Two minutes Geet” he replied. She nodded and waited for his two minutes and when it been over, she felt warm. She could not guess now, where she was. She could smell something different, beautiful like flower. “Are we in garden?” she asked and then replied of her own “ but we are on terrace na. Yaha garden kaha se aayegi. Maan please tell na where we are” She was being impatience now.
He put her down. She trembled and balanced, on her feet. She tried to open her blind when a voice covered her ears with trail of warm breaths “ Happy Birthday love” she been frozen.