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NOTE: 1) For those who have already read ORP on the wedding anniversary thread, the fresh updates will be up from PART 7 onwards...will update PART 6 by tomorrow and PART 7 is almost done...Meantime, I am reposting here with edits, pictures and new dialogues here and there. I want to make this SS more exciting for the new readers and hence. please bare with me. 2) Maaneet not meeting in this chapter. Before that I wanted to give Geet's POV and this chapter and majority of the next chapter focus on Geet. Hope you all are with me.
Some more introduction about Geet's family and friends to avoid confusion: Daarji: Geet's Grandfather. Father of Rajinder, Mohinder. Rajinder-Manjeet: Elder son and daughter in law of the Handa Family. (Geet's Taya and Tayiji) Tejinder: Elder son of Rajinder and Manjeet (Geet's cousin 27 years old) Simran: Wife of Tejinder Nandini: Daughter of Rajinder-Manjeet. Over 1 year younger to Geet. Mohinder-Rano: Geet's parents Rajini Urf Rajji: Geet's younger sister. Tito:
8 year old son of Rano's younger sister who lives nearby. i.e, he is
maternal cousin of Geet. and all the time he is in Handa Haveli as he is
close to Mohinder-Rano-Geet and Rajji.
Ridhima (Ridzi): Geet's best friend Armaan: Fiance of Ridzi. Doctor by profession. More about him later
Meri Geet ko jald se jald le aayiye maan..bohuth soona soona sa lag raha hain us ke bina.. (Please bring back Geet...Her absence is giving such a deserted
feeling) Its very strange that Maan too agrees to Daadi and he gives in
to her hug assuring her that he will bring back Geet...his wife.
___________ At the Same time in Hoshiyarpur... Geet
cuts the call with Shantima. And she is all lost in her thoughts that
had happened 2 days ago...she was so despirate to ask Shantima about
Maan...how is he? Has he even for once enquired Shantima about me? why
would he ever? He would have not even known that I am not present in KM
at the moment. Tears rolls down her cheeks...she doesnt even have any
right to enquire about Maan and he too never cared if she is living or
dead.. .."That's the fate of my married life" She sighs and wipes her
tears and walks out of her room in the first floor of the Handa
Haveli...Her maternal home..
All the time she has been praising
about Maan being a loving and caring husband, Daadi has been showering
all her motherly love and Prem & Anvesha have been in constant
touch with her. Everyone in the Handa family are having high
expectations for Maan and Daadi to attend Nandni's wedding and Geet has
given a strong assurance. But she knows the actual truth and hence
decides to apologize on behalf of her in laws at the later stage...To
live peacefully here and in order to successfully give her exams, she
has to take each and every day as it comes... She walks down and some of
the neighboring women and Manjit have gathered for their morning get
together and Rano and simran are serving Tea and some snaks for them.
They see Geet and they call out to her as they get to see her after
almost one year.
Lady 1: Arre Geet...when did you come?
Geet: Ji...I came here yesterday morning
2: Your wedding happened all of a sudden...and we couldnt make it...But
we have heard that you have got married into richie rich family of
Geet just smiles at them weakly where as Manjit turns away her face with an angry pout.
Lady 3: so, how are things? How is your husband and his family? before she could answer...the other lady comes up with a question and they also start talking among themselves.
Lady 4: Acha...you have come too early for Nandni's wedding na?
Lady 1: Haan...I guess another 3 weeks to go..and your inlaws gave you permission to come here so early?
Geet: Ji..I have also got my BA final year exams which will get over Just before Nandini's wedding.
All woman give such shocking look to each other...and then a disapproving look to Geet... Lady
2: Arre kya geet beta...you are married now...you need to concentrate
in your family and having children..woh sab chodke tum apne sasural main
padayi kar rahi thi?
Lady 3: Our daughters have passed high
schooling and that itself is a higher education as per our
standards...and you are here to give your BA exams without even caring
for your family? Yeh kya baath huvi beta?
Manjit sighs as if she
is so sad with Geet's behaviour...Ab Dhekiye na because of this she
couldnt even concentrate on family...Ek saal hone ko aaya hain is ki
shaadi ko. Khush kabri tho door...Lagtha hain is ne abhi tak us family
ko teek se samhala bhi nahin hain ...Aur rahe Bacche? how is it possible
when she is so busy with her studies and not giving enough time to her
Lady 2: Arre beta... shadi ke ek saal hone ko
aaye...Tumhare aur tumhare pathi ke beech main sab tik hain na? Doctor
se mile kya?
Geet is feeling like banging her head somewhere...
Manjit: Arre Doctor se milke kya fayda..Is ladki ko pehle samaj aajaye tho sab tik ho jaayega.
Manjit continues by taunting Rano..."Aur padao apni beti ko...Haan!!" Just then Simran, (Tejinder's wife / Manjit's daughter in law) comes and serves something to these ladies...
the best example for a good daughter in law is Simran..ab dekho..kitne
ache se samhal rahi hain is ghar ko. She got married into this family and
within one year I am blessd with a grand son.. and now we are expecting
the second one soon..
Geet runs and hugs Simran...Arre Bhabhi...you didnt tell me...how many months now?
Simran gives a weak smile and maintains a tight lip when manjit is around..
Main batathi hoon...she is now 2 months pregnant. And coming to my
daughter Nandni, I stopped her education with her 12th std and I trained
her in and out about home management...
Manjit tells so very proudly at the same time, another pointer she gets on Geet..
Manjit: Main tho kahoon, Geet ke sasural walon ko na, mujh se training lena chahiye ki kaise apni bahu ko samhale.
is really loosing i but she cannot voice it out. Its understandable
that Hoshiyarpur is a small town and here its natural for people to talk
like this. But at least she was expecting some understanding from her
maternal family...her Darji and Tayaji go more by Manjit's words as she
has ruled this family taking full benefits of an elder daughter in law.
Geet's daarji and Tayaji have been indirectly questioning her
relationship with Maan...all she could tell them is everything is
fine..and she is busy with her studies and he is busy with business and
travel and geet has assured them they will hear good news soon just in
order to avoid any further embaresment and put a stop on this
discussion. But Manjit has been really hitting her nerves. Manjit doesnt
leave any chances to taunt Geet and she talks even more when her
friends Gather. The only people who understand her is
Mohinder-Rano-Rajji and also Nandni.
Geet pulls Rano aside and talks to her...
Maa..what's up with this Tayiji? (Manjit?) Why is she behaving like this
wtih me and no body including you, papa, Daarji is voicing it out? What
have I ever done Ma? I have been doing all what my elders have asked me
to do. I am coming here almost after a year and I am getting welcomed
Rano: Geet...you know Manjit...she is one hell of a
jealous woman. First of all she is jealous of you as Nandini is not as
beautiful as you...and to add more fuel to the fire, you have got
married into a richie rich family and the Aliance for Nandini is from a
middle class family. Tumhare tayaji bohuth ache hain...he is really
caring and understanding...but he too is helpless in front of Manjit...
Being the elder daughter in law, Manjit takes more liberty in talking
and we cannot object to her talks and if you do, our personal culture
and discipline is questioned...especially yours as you are a daughter in
law of another famiy now.
Geet: Par Ma, isint she degrading her
own daughter? And Nandini is also upset with her mom's (Manjit's)
behaviour...Whenever that guy comes to meet Nandini, Manjit keeps
taunting him about his class and background...and that guy has been
baring all this because he has began to love Nandini. And by the way,
what's between me and my husband and my family is something personal to
me...why is she interfearing in that matter? Also, she giving me all
lectures about being good or bad...par unko is tarah baath karna kya
shoba detha hain?
Geet takes a frustating sigh and continues...
And she praises Simran so much in front of others..but you know about
the truth..that poor girl is really suffering here because of Manjit.
Her son is just 15 months old aur akeli apne bete ko samhalthi hain aur
ghar ke kitne kaam karthi hain...she looks so weak and worn out...and
topping all her problems, she is pregnant again.
Rano: Geet beta,
that's what they expect an ideal daughter in law to be...Anyways, dont
break your head with all these things...me, papa and Rajji are
supporting you strongly with regard to your studies or any personal
support., ignore all this...you had some work right? Just go ahead and
Geet: Haan ma...I have a lot to do in these 3 weeks because of my exams. And its a must for me to clear these exams. Rano: Main ne kaha na beta...we three are always there to support you. Geet pecks on Rano's cheeks..Thank you ma..
There is a huge horn sound from outside home...Manjit closes her ears... Manjit: Aagayi...wo amir baap ki bigdi huvi ladki...RIDHIMA... Manji'ts talks are still on and her friends are her good listeners... Manjit: Geet's friends have also greatly contributed in spoiling her...you see...
back to Geet - Rano... Geet:
Eello...ab inko Ridzi se bhi problem hain? Why is Tayiji dragging
everyone whom I am associated with...CHADDO...Maa..ab mujhe chalna
before Geet leaves from there...Rano holds her hand.. Rano also has her own share of lectures from Manjit with regard to Geet-Maan relationship. She keeps taunting Rano that rich guys from Delhi get married to girls from smaller towns and they use them and throw them out of their home and life one day.
Geet beta...there's no one around...sach sach batao..you are happy in
your inlaws place na? Maan is taking good care of you na beta? Geet: Haan...Haan ma..I bet you..he is the best person you would ever get to meet. Rano: I didnt get to interact with Maan during that wedding...I am so eager to meet him during Nandini's wedding. Geet:
He will be here at that time for sure. Fir jitna chahiye...khoob
baathen karlena apne damad ji se...hmm? And she kisses Rano's cheeks and
rushes from there adding more burden to her heart with each and every
lies she has been telling her family. ___________ Ridzy-Geet Both friends hug and greet each other and Ridzy gives her a warm welcome... Ridzy: Your Driver at your service Ma'm Geet giggles at her and takes her seat and wears her seat belt.. While Ridzy drives the car. Geet: Ridzy...tum bhi na...bil kul nahi badli Ridzy:
Par tum tho bohot badal gayi ho Geet...Ridzy scans Geet for a brief
second...Maang main Sindoor...gale main Mangal sootra...Wah Wah...ek dam
traditional bhartiya naari bangayi ho tum Geet gives a weak smile while Ridzy was expecting her to blush... Ridzy: Kya baat hain Geet? seriously yaar...you have changed a lot...what happened to you? Geet: Arre baba nothing like that...I am all fine and I am same same..again giving a weak smile. Ridzy:
Oh C'mon..its been more than 30 mins since we left your home and if you
were YOU one year back, you would talk talk and talk without a
fulstop...aur ab dekho...tera pura ka pura FULL - STOP hi hogaya hain Geet: Ridzy...I have just come back yesterday na...give me some time to get back to normal. Ridzy: Oh..is ka matlab, you didnt have a normal life in Delhi hain na? Geet: Ridzy...please...dont talk rubbish...Geet takes a sigh...Dekho, your life changes after marriage you see... Ridzy: But such a big change yaar? Geet sighs as she knows that Ridzy would never understand all this... Geet:
Oh Ridzy..you have been asking only about me...what about you? Howz
Arman? I am so very glad that your dad has shown green flag to your
relationship. Ridzy: Ha...Kaise nahin dikhathe green flag? Papa is so
happy you know...un ki beti doctor nahin bani...par hone wale Damad
Doctor hain...and she winks. Geet: I am so happy for you dear...so, what next? Ridzy: Hmm...me and Arman will get engaged Geet: That's so nice to hear.. Ridzy:
Haan...haan...it definetly sounds nice na? then dont miss to make it
for the engagement and wedding along with your hubby. Geet again gives a weak smile. Ridzy has been silently observing her Geet: Acha, yeh batao...we are collecting our hall ticket tomorrow na? Ridzy:
Haan...tomorrow...and a good news...I mean...its a good news for you
not for me.. our eco and statistics faculties have agreed to sit down
with both of us for special classes and hence we are busy for the entire
day tomorrow...further they will arrange for more classes based on the
requirement. Geet: Oh...Acha...tho tum bhi mere saath class attend kar rahi ho? that's great... Ridzy:
Gya great haan? Without you being around I didnt feel like even coming
to college and used to bunk classes...Woh Economics faculty hain
na...wohi...wo MOTI...She is also our head of the department from this
year...she called my papa and complained him ... Aur mere papa...us se
bhi aage.. He started emotionally blackmailing that MOTI...in typical
olden days hero Guru dutt style holding his back of his palm on his
forehead..."Main apni beti ko doctor tho nahi bana paaya...atleast BA
degree holder tho banne dijiye Mam" .
Ridzy cutely mimics her papa and glad to see finally Geet bursting out to laugh...and Ridzy still continues...
And she agreed on one condition that I have to attend these special
classes. Thank god you are here otherwise, Baap Re...mujse mujse na, yeh
padai vadai nahin hotha...Just imagine if I had to become a doctor I
have to study for 5 years and that too Medical...Eeeh...Meri PAPA ki
Geet: hold on ... hold on ...take a breath before you
continue... Geet pulls her cheeks cutely...baap re...kitni bolthi hain
Ridzi: And you...you are talking as if you have given
only few words and out of which you are framing sentances with
Geet again nods her head for a no...
Geet: rehne do na ridzi...acha chal..please drop me in that corner.. Ridzy: Tik hain mam...and just call me once you are done with all your work for today. Will pick you and drop home.. Geet: I will let you know dear...thank you. Ridzy:
Arre... bohuth THANK YOU bolne lagi ho tum. From when you became so
formal with me haan? Tumhari to achi class leni padegi... Geet: Lelena...I am all yours for 3 weeks...Geet giggles... The car stops and Geet was about to leave...just then Ridzy holds her hand... Ridzy: Geet...Is all fine with you? Geet: Yeah Kya ho raha hain tumhen? ...You see by yourself na...main bil kul tik hoon. Geet fakes a smile and Ridzy is not atall convinced. Geet: challo...bye.. Ridzy: Bye dear Ridzy
is really tensed for Geet now. She could very well guess the
artificialness in Geet's smile. She is no where near the Geet whom she
knew one year ago. ______ Geet is really disturbed with the
atmosphere here in Hoshiyarpur as well...She came here with some hope of
peace in her life and again...its getting even more challenging as
every single second passes. She is fighting with so many things in her
life at a time...
Now, Geet makes her way to the same Gurudwara
where she got married almost a year ago...She goes to a lonely place
within this Gurudwara and cries her heart out yet with a silent talk
with her babaji...
Hey babaji...Do you remember me? I am your
Geet...Your adorable devotee who has never missed to chant your name
during the good and the bad phases of life..Everything happening in my
life is all with your wish only na babaji? Now, tell me...why all this
is happening in my life? What's my fault? Tell me one area where I
failed to keep up my responsibility as a daughter, as a daughter in law,
as a wife? WIFE? Was I really? This one year, forget the rights of a
wife, but I have never got the right of a human being from him...Ours
was a forced marriage..YES..more than me, he was forced into it... and
he hates ME for that. What shall I do? tell me?
I wanted to tell him
about my helpless situation but he never allowed me to even come near
him and would cut me off whenever I want to talk to him...Eise main mein
kya karthi? I know very well that he loves someone else...and he hates
me so much as because of me, he had to sacrifice his love...Haan...woh
kisi aur se pyar karthe hain...PARI Se...
Tears shed down her eyes
remembering that day when he had taken her name in his drunken
unconciousness just a day before leaving for his long business trip to
london and that was a month ago. __________ (A mini flashback... showing both Geet and Maan's point of views)
was a lavish party arranged by all business partners before Maan was
leaving on his long business trip to london and by the time he reached
home, it was nearly 1 AM. This was the rarest of the events where he got
drunk to the level he got unconcious.
Seeing his condition, his
driver and the security guy decides to call Geet on her intercom
extention and they inform her about Maan's condition...
and saab's driver can support him to walk but we are worried that we
cant help in taking him to his room which is in the first floor of the
manscion. What to do?
Geet: Aap...Aap unhe outhouse main le aayiye..I
will bring the outhouse key..
Geet is going restless...she knows Maan is a
social drinker. but what happened today? Outhouse will be the right
option as she doesnt want Daadi to know about all this.. She rushes to
the Outhouse where she stands still for a moment seeing maan's condition
and the security and the driver are holding and supporting him on
either side or else he will colapse down.
At outhouse, Geet
switches on the lights and table lamps and sets the bed quickly and Maan
is allowed to rest on the bed and she requests both driver and the
security guys to leave from the place.
Geet helps in removing Maan's shoes
and socks, and covers him with a duvet and she happen to accidently
brush her hand on Maan's broad chest and he holds Geet's hand with a
tight grip...and Geet is terrified with this act...and she tries to come
out of his hard grip but fails. He slowly blink opens his eyes whilst
in his unconcious state but he could see his pari's (Geet's) face
clearly as she is standing close to the table lamp that's near the cot.
the same time, Geet gets nervous to see him looking at her like
that...as she is strictly following his rules to not to cross his parth
but today, she is forced to do so.
(Author Note: Before going
further, would like to clarify that Maan is talking to GEET who is
actually his PARI...did you all get it? )
Maan: Tum Aagayi? Where were you? What took so long to come to me? Maan talks slowly but clearly...and Geet is really not able to understand...is he really referring to her?
Geet: Sunye...please leave my hand...you need to take rest... he doesnt care.. and he continues his talk whilst holding on with his grip
Maan: Purple colour suits you too ...but I love you more in Pink colour..
is really amused to hear him talk like this. She looks at herself and
YES...she is wearing a purple colour dress now...an innocent blush
touches her lips with what he says...but still she has to maintain her
He strengthens his hold on her hand and he is all
staring at Geet (His PARI) ...And Geet is really getting tensed now as
she knows he hates her mere presense and can never accept her to be
arround him...then what happened to him now...
Geet: Please..leave me... Maan: No...I will not...Tum ne mujhe bohuth tadpaya hain...Is baar main tumhen jaane nahin doonga... For
a second, Geet melts and feels for him assuming all what he is talking
is for her.. This is the first time she gets to see deep into his eyes
and that too its all glittering with emotions and without her knowledge ,
a tear drops from her eyes.. Now, She innocently try to answer his
Geet: Main ne? Main tho bas...she gulps...Main aap ke paas hi hoon...
is still having his strong hold on her hand and Geet caress his
forehead gently with her other hand in order to calm him down and he
closes his eyes to feel her touch. But what she hears further litterally
shooks her up.
Maan: I am not prepared to loose you again...PARI..
Geet misses a heartbeat hearing some other girl's name from his lips...
Geet: PARI?? Maan: Haan...tum meri PARI ho...sirf meri...meri PARI... and I will never allow you to go now..
self talk: Hey Babaji...yeh Pari koun hain? Daadima ya Shanthima ne ya
kisi ne bhi aaj tak is ke bare main koi zikar nahin ki..
still holding her hand with a strong grip...and murmurring..."TUM...SIRF
AUR SIRF MERI HO..SIRF MERI..." Geet waits patiently for sometime till
he calms down and drifts into a sleep and she manages to slowly escape
from his grip.
And from this moment, a new confusion adds to her mind..."Is ka matlab..Maan is in love with someone else and ..."
turns to look at Maan for one time with her teary eyes ...He had so
much love reflecting in his eyes but it was for someone else...She sighs
and leaves from the room
morning, maan opens his eyes with a heavy head and he scans the place.
It took him a while to realise he is actually not in his room but in his
Maan self talk: I really got drunk yesterday...maybe
the driver helped in shifting me here..he gets some flashes of all what
had happened in the night...he remembers seeing his PARI...MERI PARI??
WAS SHE HERE IN THIS ROOM and that too at that time? He remembers she
was wearing some purplish colour dress and her face was glowing under
the table lamp...And above all, his hold on her hand..and she brushes
her hand over his forehead and doesnt recall what happened after that.
again searches everywhere in the outhouse and then his head is really
heavy that makes him realize that it must be a dream for sure...but it
was all so very real. Maan holds his head to calm the heavyness...I am
really going crazy...how the hell I will see her and that too in this
outhouse at an odd time? MAAN...you are really loosing it. No...No way, I
will not loose it..I will find her at any cost.
Maan just helps
himself with a glass of warm lemon water to reduce his heavyness on his
head and he doesnt give any serious thought about the questions that his
mind is raising for the previous day's events as he has to arrange lot
of things before going on a long business tour today.
on his business trip. Geet is all lost in the previous day's event. He
looked straight into her eyes hold her hand for the very first time
thinking she is some PARI. Now who is this PARI? In contrary to
yesterday evening, today, he didnt even care to say a Goodbye to
her...he has never ever done that and this time she is feeling the pinch
stronger as he is going on a long trip . By now, Geet has somehow got
used to his absence but, this time its going to be for a month. She used
to crave for his one look and would never miss to have one glimpse of
him during morning when he leaves to office and evening hours when he
comes back apart from the days he is on business trips...but that now,
its going to be for one long month now...And all this is not enough and a
new fury is added to her plight in name of PARI. She did tried to find
out from Daadi, Shantima and Nakul whilst creating a fun filled
Geet: Daadima, Shantima, Nakulkaka...I want to ask
you something...and who ever will give me the right answer will get a
gift from me... They all look at each other smiling within, expecting another kiddish creativity from her side.. Geet: Now tell me...who is PARI? They
all giggle and Daadi too smiles at another silly question of hers. Geet
could sense they dont look tensed hearing the name PARI and that
indicates they dont know anything about her. But still she continues the
questioning session in a fun filled way Daadi: koun hain ye pari? Geet:
"Wohi tho..main bhi poochna chahthi hoon"... and she cutely tells this
with all actions and big big eyes... "kya aap logon ne PARI ko kabhi
dekha hain? ya us ke baare main sunna hain?" Daadi and all the servants around starts gigling ... Daadi: Haan Beta...infact..DEKH RAHI HOON...AUR SUN BHI RAHI HOON...
Everyone is laughing while Geet is all lost and not able to follow her...while Daadi pulls Geet's cheeks..
Daadi: MERI PARI MERE SAMNE HAIN...AUR ITNI BADI BADI BAATHEN KARTHI HAIN...AUR HUM SAB US KE BAATHEN SUN SUN KE THAKTHE NAHIN.. (My PARI i.e my angel is right in front of me. and we are never tired of listening to her long talks)
Geet: DAADIMA...Ab mazak chodiye...Please answer me... and she makes a cute baby face..
Daadi: Dhekho...You are our PARI...And that answers your question..doesnt it? Now, I need my gift...
hands over a big bar of chocolate (Gift) to Daadi making an angry baby face and
she looks at Daadi from corner of her eyes...and enjoys looking at her
relishing the chocolate like a kid without sharing it with people around
and without even caring for her own health condition... Another fun
filled atmosphere which clearly answers her that no body knows anything
about the PARI whom Maan is in love with...Again, Geet is sad at
heart..She too really wish that PARI is a fictitious charector but the
way Maan narrated to her about PARI...it seems so true that PARI is in
real and Maan is in love with her. (Flashback Ends) __________ A
smile touches Geet's face remembering some of the sweet memories of the
past one year...and all contributed by Daadi, Shantima, Nakul kaka and
all others...and she comes to think about Maan...she really goes blank
and a kind of emptyness fills in her.