Update for Friday 17/02 ' (starts from where yesterday's episode ends)
Ram and Priya finish their kala khatta. Priya keeps looking at Ram.
Ram : Kya hua? Aise kya dekh rahe ho?
Priya : Mujhe dikh raha hai, Mr. Kapoor, ki aapko yeh accha nahin lag raha hai. Phir bhi, zabardasti yeh khaane ke liye, thank you.
Ram : Arre, thank you kis liye? Haan, thik hai, utna accha nahin laga'..par..mazaa zaroor aaya. Shayad, I'll like it more the next time I have it.
Ram : Ek baat batao, tum aaj ka class bunk nahin kar sakte?
Priya : Kya? Mr. Kapoor, students bunk classes , not teachers !
Ram : Toh aaj mat jao.. take a holiday ' I'm feeling so light hearted..with no tension.. upar se tumne itna accha breakfast karva diya'..after such a long time'that now I don't feel like working any more !
Priya : Sahii mein? Koi kaam nahin hai? You can take a holiday?
Ram , thinks for a while and replies : Honestly, no. Tomorrow is Saturday so I definitely need to finish some work today. But I can wrap up my work in 2 -3 hours. Tum chhutti le lo!
Priya : Accha? Toh jab tak aap apna kaam khatam karenge, main kya karungi?
Ram : Tum mere cabin mein baithe rehna !
Priya remembers the last time she'd tried to sit in Ram's cabin. At that time, she was working for Kapoor Industries and really required some space to complete her notes for the lecture. Then, he had asked her to sit someplace else as he was getting disturbed. And today, '' Priya smiles.
Ram : Kya hua? Why are you smiling?
Priya : Kuch nahin. Aur mein bilkul chhutti nahin le sakti. And I'm going to meet Papa after my classes.
Ram, grumbles : Thik hai, I'll pick you up from there.
Ram leaves. Priya enters her classes.
Ram cannot concentrate on his work the whole day. He's very distracted and after every few minutes, his thoughts turn to Priya. He cannot help thanking God that his Priya was safe, out of danger. He thinks he should share this news with Vikram also and picks up the phone to make a call. Automatically, on remembering Vikram, his eyes turn to look at the cup and he looks blankly! The cup is not there ! He looks throughout the room but cannot see it anywhere. He gets agitated and calls his secretary.
Ram : There used to be an upturned cup on my table. Where is it?
Secy : Sir, I'm sorry but I don't know. I'll just speak to the peon and find out.
She leaves the room. Ram paces the room, suddenly very disturbed. He still doesn't believe in Vikram's theory but somehow that cup had come to represent Priya to him; in his office.
His secretary returns.
Ram : Did you find out?
Secy : Sorry Sir, the peon was dusting the room when it fell and broke.
Ram is about to ask about the coin but stops. He asks her to leave.
Ram checks the time. It's a liitle past 3.30. He does a quick mental calculation. Priya would have finished with her classes at 3, reached her parents' home by 3.30, and would finish talking to them by 4.
He decides to go immediately and pick her up.
He cancels a meeting scheduled for 5.30 and leaves.
Outside Sharma House
It's just after 4. Ram stops the car outside and decides to call up Priya. He doesn't really want to meet any of her family members now. Nor does he want to meet the tall lady who'd made him carry her shopping bags one day.
Priya : Hi
Ram : Tum niche aa jayo. I've reached.
Priya : Kahan?
Ram : Tumhare papa ke ghar. Aur kahan?
Priya : Itna jaldi? Ab toh mein class se bhi nikli!
Ram : Kya! But your classes are over by 3.
Priya : Yes, but I was preparing my lecture for tomorrow.
Ram : Tumne yeh thodi bataya tha subah !
Priya : Mr. Kapoor, even if I'd left right after my classes, it would have taken me at least an hour to get an auto and reach home. Phir Papa se baat karne ke liye 2-3 hours toh chahiye !
Ram : Hadh hoti hai. Tum itni der kya baat karogi? Milne jaa rahe ho .. bas mil lo ! Baaki baat toh tum phone pe bhi kar sakte ho na !
Priya is silent.
After some time she replies : Main kitne din baad jaa rahi hoon.. at least do ghanta toh baithungi na..
Ram is not happy : Ok ' then I'll meet you at home.
Priya : Ok.
Ram decides not to go back home alone and instead calls back his client and reschedules his 5.30 meeting for 6 and drives back to office. He's wondering how women can spend so much time talking !
Priya reaches Sharma House. Sudhir & Shipra are very happy to see her. On Sudhir's advice, Shipra decides not to tell anything about Natasha to Priya so that she is not worried unnecessarily.
Shipra goes in to make tea for Priya.
Priya sits chatting with her father and explains that she has to leave very soon.
Sudhir : Beta, you've just come. Why do you have to go so soon?
Priya : Nahin, woh Mr. Kapoor ghar pe wait kar rahe hai.
Sudhir smiles : Priya, ab tum comfortable ho na waha pe? Ram bahut accha insaan hai. I'm sure he takes full care of you.
Priya nods shyly : Haan Papa.
Sudhir : You are comfortable in your relationship, right?
Priya : Haan Papa.
Sudhir asks slowly : I know my daughter has fallen in love, Priya. And I'm very happy for you. I was so worried about you for all these years but now I wait why God made us wait till now. You couldn't have got a better person than Ram as your husband.
Priya , smiles : Haan Papa woh bahut accha insaan hain. Pata nahin Papa .. ki hamara rishta kya hai.. pyar ka hai, ya dosti ka hai .. ya kuch aur hai.. par jo bhi hai, bahut khoobsurat hai.
Shipra also overhears this. She comes and hugs her daughter with tears in her eyes : Bas, tu khush reh beta .. hum sirf itna chahte hai.
Priya finishes her tea and leaves for Kapoor Mansion. Shipra however makes her promise that she will come back soon and spend at least two nights with them.
Priya reaches home and runs to her room. But Mr. Kapoor is not there. She calls up Bansi Kaka who affirms that Mr. Kapoor has not yet returned home. Priya wonders where Ram is but is too shy to call up and ask. She decides to go and spend time with Daadi and Rishabh.
She's just about to enter Daadi's room when she meets Niharika.
Nih : Hello Priya, how was your day?
Priya : Thik tha.. aur aapka?
Nih : Very good. She gives a big smile.
Nih : Aur Ram kahan hai?
Priya : Pata nahin. Shayad office mein honge'.. mein Daadi se milke aati hoon.
Nih : Woh toh hai nahin.
Priya : Daadi nahin hai? Kahan gayee?
Nih : Ram's first cousin, Arjun is very unwell. Unke ghar se phone aaya tha. Toh Daadi Punjab wapas chalee gayee. Rishabh has also gone with her. They've just left '. Around 10 minutes back.
Priya : Ohh.. mujhe pata nahin tha. Rishabh ne bhi call nahin kiya.
Niharika : Rishabh ne Ram ko bata diya hoga.
She smiles and leaves.
Priya goes back to her room slowly.
She sits on the sofa and tries to read a book.
It's after 8 when Ram returns.
Ram : Hi ! kab aayee?
Priya : Long back. She pouts.
Ram : Bahut pehle kaise? I don't understand. Tum mujhe poora hisaab do. Kitne baje kahan gayee.
Priya : Woh maine auto ke liye wait nahin kiya .. taxi le liya.. and papa ke paas bhi sirf half an hour hi baithi.
Ram smiles : Yeh baat jab maine bola, toh tumne mujhe daant diya !
Priya also smiles : Par Mummy ne promise karvaya hai ki I have to go and stay for 2 days with them, very soon.
Ram : What???? Why?????
Priya : Mr. Kapoor, woh mera ghar hai. Main nahin jaa sakti?
Ram : Ja sakto ho .. par ' he scrateches his forehead and wonders what to say. He knows he doesn't have any logical explanation for this.
Priya waits for some time and continues.: Aur phir ghar aake Daadi bhi nahin mili. Pata nahin kitne din baad milungi '.. mujhe phone bhi nahin kiya kisine. Main Rishabh se bahut gussa hoon.
Niharika enters the room suddenly, with Mamaji. She has some papers which she wants Ram to sign.
Ram sits down and starts signing the documents. He looks towards Priya and continues their conversation.
Ram : Yeh kitne din baad matlab? They'll come back in 2 days !
Priya : Punjab se itni jaldi aa jayenge ?
Ram : Punjab ..? Who's gone to Punjab ?
Niharika : Ram, woh kisika phone aaya tha. Shayad Bansi Kaka ne uthaya tha. Arjun is very unwell and wanted to meet Daadi.
Ram : Haan, par Arjun shifted to Pune 2 years back ! Daadi aur Rishabh toh Pune gaye hai. Daadi ne mere se baat ki hai. She'll come back in 2 days.
Niharika is zapped. She quickly takes the papers and leaves the room, followed by her brother.
Shiney : Sweety, tera planning kuch kamzor ho gaya hai. Itna mehnet karke sirf Pune tak bheja?
Niharika is furious and resorts to her time tested methods of controlling her pressure and anger.
Crashhh'goes one expensive vase. Crashhh 'goes another.
Shiney hurriedly leaves the room.
Ram gets up to change his clothes. Priya is smiling, very happy now. Ram is also back and Daadi and Rishabh will also be back soon.
Ram comes back from the changing room.
Priya : Aapne change nahin kiya?
Ram : Kal tumhara chhutti hai ya kal bhi lecture dena hai?
Priya : Nahin, kal toh Saturday hai. Holiday.
Ram : Chalo phir, jaldi chalo.
Priya : Kahan?
Ram : Pune. It's just a 2 and half hour drive from here. You'll get to meet Arjun. We can stay till Sunday and drive back in the evening with Daadi and Rishabh.
Priya gets up immediately, happy : Haan. Par samaan kya pack karu?
Ram : I always have a suitcase packed with 2 sets of clothes. You should also be prepared and organized like me.
Priya : Mr. Kapoor, aap office ke kaam se jaate rehte hain. Main kahan jaati hoon?
Ram : Kyon, ab mere saath chalogi na?
Priya : Haan. woh toh'
Ram , interrupts : Chalo, ab kuch bhi pack kar lo. I'll arrange for some packed food. Meet me in the car in 10 minutes.
Priya, excited, hurriedly stuff some clothes in a small suitcase. She's down in 15 minutes.
Ram is already in the car, all set. He's selecting some CDs to play.
Priya gets in.
Ram : Not bad. You were down in 15 minutes. Chalo, ab seat belt laga lo.
Priya : Abhi nahin please. When we reach the highway, tab laga loongi.
Ram : No, now.
Priya shakes her head and doesn't listen.
Ram reaches across her and pulls the seat belt. His right hand softly brushes past her shoulder, her left hand, her stomach.
Priya closes her eyes and shivers at the contact. Ram's face is also very close and she can feel his warm breadth.
Ram fastens the seat belt slowly and then starts the car.
The car makes its way towards Pune.
Priya opens her eyes after some time and stares at her husband in the darkness. She realises, in embarassment, that she has to learn to control her emotions.
End of chapter 1Edited by lolita_lahiri - 2012-02-18T06:35:05Z
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