“ Maan what you did with them?’’
He came and cupped her face. Put some strands back of ear “Nothing to worry Geet. Don’t think much. They are safe. You just take some care of yourself.. okay!!’’ She nodded and smiled weakly. He made her eat dinner and medicines and tucked her in blanket. Kissed her head for good night and left.
After two days, Geet went school. She was still tensed and was looking everywhere with cornered eyes. She was feeling very conscious like everyone must be staring her only. She entered in classroom and sat. She was expecting, her friends would be coming to ask her health but no one came. Class started and she went engross, when she felt some gaze on her. She turned and found all were heading down, busy in books. She brushed off. It was last period when she heard some buzzes and again, someone staring her only, she felt. She turned back and found, some crooked eyes on her, that too, of her own friends. She wanted to talk them and after bell ring, she called them from behind.
“Hi Rajji’’ But Rajji dint reply, didn’t even smile.
“What happened?’’ Geet asked
“Why are you asking Geet like you don’t know anything? Don’t try to become innocent’’ Rajji spoke in frustration
“But what I did Rajji?’’
“You really want to know Geet what you did? Then listen. You complained about Naina and Sara and your Maan forcefully threw them out of school. He also threatened them not to get admission and job anywhere around here, even nowhere. Geet we are not rich like you, we don’t have any MSK to give us lots of money and facilities like you got. I really don’t know what relation you keep with him but I never believed anyone when heard ill-talk about you both, but I guess I was wrong Geet. You played with us. You showed your double face Geet. You took advantages of whatever God had given you.’’
Listening their argument some crowd encircled, them around.
“Geet what did you thought after what you and your that Maan did, we would accept you as friend. No way, never!! We didn’t know you will cheat us like this. If you can do this with Naina, what guarantee you have you won’t do same with us someday’’ Someone spoke
“But she had threatened me too. Y-You don’t know s-she had brought boys to insult m-me’’ Geet tried to speak, keeping her evidence.
“So what, that day also Maan insulted her. If your friend can have permission to shout on her why can’t her friends do the same?’’ Other answered
Geet was feeling so helpless. She even could not able to think properly. She never had been in same kind of arguments. She had been always a smooth hearted girl. It was all too much for her.
“ But You know Rajji what Naina had said that day about me and Maan, that I am using him’’
“So what wrong she said Geet!!’’
Geet looked Rajji shocked.
“So what wrong Naina said. If you are that innocent Geet what the hell you are doing in his house!!!! What relation you follow with him tell us if you can !!! ‘’ Rajji shouted
“H-he l-loves m..’’
Don’t tell me yaar that he loves you, hahh!!! You know what!! Its biggest joke that he loves you, causes No one, not any rich man can love a poor maid Geet. And if he does, then you know what intension he keeps haan!! It’s not love yaar and you know very well. You are not that innocent not to understand what we mean..!!! ‘’
Geet went numb. She never knew she would have to hear these dreadful words someday. She was shocked, she was crying, she had been killed inside. Her eyes turned in stone. Her body went unshaken. She startled back.
“And don’t think Geet we would leave that MSK this easily. Don’t think we are helpless or poor so can’t do anything. In every media, in every newspaper, everywhere on roads we will assault him. We will ruin his image, his reputation everywhere Geet and you would be sole reason for all.. for all Geet only you. I’m telling you Geet he can’t be in peace, never and you also can never be happy. Nor you and neither Maan!!!!!! ‘’’’
Geet jerked and sat up panting on bed. She was heavily sweating and puffing. She clutched her heart which was on highest speed, was ready to blast any moment. She looked around. It was her room and she was on her bed. She closed eyes. Calmed her, thinking it was a dream. She remembered, she was watching news on T.V. where a famous known celebrity had been arrested, in case of a girl abuse. Geet had terrified thinking about it and slept.
She became highly scared with, what she dreamed. Not in her any nightmare, she could be reason for Maan insult and his destruction. She decided not to tell now, as she would wait if anything happens again, and then will tell Maan everything.
Two days passed. Geet was completely fine. Her fear had also slipped down. She was all ready to go school. Despite of Maan disagreement, she attends class. Though everything was normal but her conscious mind, did not let her mingle with others. She was not talking anyone and after class she was sitting alone in campus when Meera came. Meera was sensing something had happened with her and after several assurances, Geet told her about those boys. Meera got very angry and advised her to tell Maan but Geet denied saying she will wait.
After class off Maan came to pick her up in place of driver. Geet was going to sit when her eyes caught same boys, who were standing, beside school gate, with their bike parked along with them. She shivered and dashed inside car. Maan got confused with her fast movement and then, he noticed her stare, on someone. He saw same boys
“Geet who are they?’’ He asked
“I don’t know them Maan’’ She answered very casually but her sound was shaking inward. Maan did not ask more, thinking she may feel sick again if he forces more. They left for mansion