Geet wanted to go shopping today as she could not stop herself. She was very excited. She asked nakul about shops and nakul told her. But he suggested her not to go alone as she was unknown of place. “fir mai kiske sath jaau” Geet asked. Nakul wanted to come with her as being head staff, he could not go without permission of Maan. So he decided to send her with a maid. They left.
Maid looked her then her shawl. ” who gave this shawl.. Maan sahab gave ??” she asked. Geet nodded. Maid made face. ” and this money .. ye bhi sahab ne diya ?? ” Geet again nodded. ” you came yesterday night only na.. with sahab ?? ”
“hmm ” Geet nodded not getting what maid meant. ” are you alone?? anath ho na ” maid asked bluntly. Geet been sad , nodded.
” ye money sahab ne kab diya ?? ”
“wo .. when I went to his room then.. ” Geet said innocently, unknown to all , where their talk was heAding. Maid smirked. She took it all wrong. Also she was jealous to Geet that she got money and things from Maan, being a maid that too new. She wanted to get back from her. she stopped to a shop and said Geet to go inside while she had to busy some groceries.. Geet nodded and went to gate when guard stopped her. Intentionally maid sent her to a expensive shop. Geet saw a dress in show glass. It was beautiful yellow color suit. She smiled and came on gate. Guard stopped her.
” ye larki.. where are you going” he said rudely
“wo bhaiya.. I want to buy that suit” Geet said looking to dress
“kyaa.. you want to buy That suit.. are you mad”
but bhaiyaa… I have money.. ” she showed.
Guard looked her up to down then laughed. “you know whats price of that dress .. ” Geet shook no.. ” its more than 30.000.. you think you can afford this” Geet mouth wide opened. “30.000” she could not even imagine how 30000 looks like.. ” she left from there, once again looking behind, to dress. She stood out of shop, waited for maid, who was watching all from far and smirked ” bari aayi thi sahab ko fasaane” she thought and came to Geet.
Maid- what happened Geet?? dint you buy dress?
Geet- nahi wo .. ander nahi jaane diya
maid- ohh okk .. koi baat nahi. Chalo lets go to another shop. Then they went to a cheap market and went to a shop. Geet was looking some materials when maid been sad . Geet asked what happened. Maid said, today is her daughter birthday and she have no money to buy her any gift. Geet felt bad for her. She offered her to buy a dress for her daughter also. Maid took one dress for her daughter and Geet bought one for her. She also had to take some essential accessories for her. They did shopping and left to km.
It was night. Maan did his dinner and left to his room. All servants to left to servants quarters. Geet was in kitchen. Thinking what to do as nakul said her to sleep here only. He dint want her to sleep in quarters as there was no any separate room for maids. All maids of km used to come from their own house and left after evening. So she was alone girl there.
She was in her same dress, as dint get time and any Place to change. Now she decided to change. She closed door of kitchen ( not locked) and switched off lights. She was changing when heard a sound, like someone was coming there. She scared and hide behind fridge. She was not changed yet completely. She was clutching her dress and breathing heavily , when looked , door opened and light switched on.
She saw Maan was there. He was coming toward fridge and she was hiding more n more, moving back. Her movement made sound and Maan got alerted ” kon hai ” he shouted. Geet feared more by his tough sound. She gasped. Maan found , sound was coming from behind fridge. He stepped to there. He was about to peep when Geet called out ” yaha mat aaiye ”
“Geet ?? ” Maan shocked
“ji.. aap please yaha mat aaiye ” she said meekly, almost crying, due to fear
“but what you doing here Geet ?? ” Maan asked feeling her fear..
“wo .. I was changing .. aur aap achanak se aa gaye to mujhe laga …?? ” she shivered saying this
“but why dint you use washroom.. ??”
wo .. servant washroom is out of km .. mujhe waha dar lagta hai ”
‘hmm” saying he took out water bottle from fridge and left . He stopped at door. Turned back. At same time Geet peeped little from behind to look, he gone or not. She saw his looking back, she instantly hide again., leaving a small curve on Maan lips..
Geet put her shawl on floor and laid on it. Since she came here, her mind was engaged but now her mind went back to yesterday. She shivered thinking about what could have happened if her friend would not have come on time. That man had not even touched her but his mere thought made her scare once again. She cuddled and tried to sleep.
Maan was working on laptop as he had habit of working till late night. He had no reason to sleep soon. He was living with no aim, no purpose, no reason. He was living because he was breathing. Till his breath would accompany him, he would not die. This was simplification of his , toward life.
He got tired typing so he moved back and rested on bed rest. Before today, his closed eyes had been a blackness., a emptiness. No image used to appear, about whom , he could think. Today also, he thought same. He was closing eyes thinking about no one but suddenly, without his permission, a image appeared. Image of a crying , scared girl came in his black canvas, making him surprised. He opened his eyes in jitter. He started to think about Geet. She was alone in this whole world like him. But he had everything, except happiness. But she .. she was empty yet she had most dangerous thing, she was carrying with her self. It was her own body, her beauty was her biggest envy. But she was so naive to understand it. Maan thought went when his own servants were lusting over her. Yesterday also, he had guessed reason for her condition. He pitied her. How she was handling all these, by herself.
“pata nahi Geet ne kuch khaya bhi hoga ya nahi ” he unknowingly worried. He got up and decided to check her once. He went to kitchen and found light was on. He thought she was awake so he went without knock. But when he entered , she was sleeping peacefully, lost in her dream, without any disturbance. He looked her face with most concentration. How she could be this calm, even after baring so much suffer. He surprised. Her face was glowing in moon light. It was a beautiful sight, to be seen. He looked her dress. He guessed she bought it , with money he had given her. He felt proud, seeing his deed. He felt it was his achievement, to cover someone dignity and respect. He dint know, his money could do this wonder. He felt peace in heart and left, but not before, covering her with a blanket…