Jab Lurve Hua

Jab Lurve Hua

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Special Promo

~Double Promo~

On one side,

Bharti:Hello??

Armaan:Hi Bharti..

Bharti:Yes photowaale...what do you want??

Armaan:What's wrong??

Bharti:Kuch nahin yaar...Any important matter to discuss??

Armaan:Nah..Actually i just called to ask if you were free to lunch with me??

Bharti:Arre Armaan actually i was thinking of going to Hotel Imperial..Mahi said the food there is pretty good...Well,i thought of having lunch there instead of always having the food from MU...

And on the other side,
Shreya:Oh hi..

Raj:Hi,have you already had your lunch??

Shreya:Yeah i did...

Raj:Ohh i thought maybe we could go to Hotel Imperial for lunch...

Shreya:I'm just kidding Raj..I haven't had my lunch as of yet but since it's such a great offer,I don't mind accepting it after all...


~Jab Lurve Hua Part 101~

Bharti:Oh goodness,i totally forgot about Naina..Chal,talk to you later..Bye,bye,bye!!(hung up)

Armaan:(got amused)Such an absent-minded girl..Bharti!!(shook his head and went off to Jiya's place)

Bharti woke up and refreshed herself.She turned on the radio to listen to Shaz and the lovely dance numbers being aired whilst making lunch with Naina's assistance.

Naina:Mama,what are we making?

Bharti:Naina,we're making Chicken Pulao,your Payal aunty's favourite dish and after this,let's call her up and ask her to come over..

Naina:Yayy!!

Bharti:Great,the pulao is ready..Thank you,my assistant..

Naina:You're welcome,mama!!

Bharti called Payal up and pretended to be formal with her.

Payal:Hello?

Bharti:Mrs Payal Bhaskar,this is from Casa de Bharti and Naina..Both of us cordially invite you to join us right away for this delicious lunch prepared by both of us.Well if yuo don't wish to come,it is 100% loss on your side aas we shall taste this yummilicious Chicken Pulao on our own..(hung up)

Payal:Huh??Hello..hello??(felt quite confused but left promptly without informing Bhaskar of her whereabouts)

Raj just pulled out his casual wear and headed to meet Shreya next door.Shreya was all smiles to meet Raj and invited him inside.

Raj:Beautiful home..I really thought i would never be able to enter this place..Mrs Tanuja,being the sole reason..

Shreya:Well,here's a glass of juice for you..

Raj:Actually i was hoping that you could take care of the baby for the day..I've got important work to attend to..

Shreya:Hhmm shall I charge you?

Raj:Hhmm...

Shreya:I'm just kidding Raj..Just chill!!(smiled)

Raj:Thanks a lot Shreya!!!You're such a great help!!Ok i'll get going first..

Shreya:I'm feeling awful that you've come over and there's no food..Erm,if you don't mind, can we have dinner together?Tonight?

Raj:Shreya,you don't have to be so formal..Anyways,are you sure about dinner?

Shreya:Yes Raj..

Raj:I'm cool with it..

Shreya:Waise if you need my help anytime,here's my number..

Raj:You're just next door Shreya..Why would I need your..

Shreya:Interesting but anyways i was hoping to get your number just in case if i need your help..

Raj:Well,in that case,it's cool...Here's my number..

Shreya:So,i hope to meet you for dinner then..

Raj:Sure Shreya,bye..

Shreya:Bye..

Raj felt so strange that Shreya was moving forward in asking for his number first and it must be probably the first time that a girl directly asked him first before he could have asked her for this was usually his forte of doing so with girls. He headed off to Jiya's place in his car and reached half an hour later than Armaan.

Raj:Hey dude..Hi Jiya..

Jiya:Thers no food for you..

Raj:Great..thanks a lot Jiya..

Jiya:Go and get it..it's in the kitchen,don't expect me to feed you..

Raj:Main koi bacha nahin hoon,Jiya..

Armaan:Stop it,guys..Raj go and help yourself..

Jiya:Just look at him..He came so late and all of us haven't eaten since someone suggested that we wait..

Raj:Are you serious Armaan??How very nice of you..(sounded sarcastic)I'm indeed touched!!

Armaan:Uffo,please...Let's eat in peace!!

Jiya:Hhmm.waise...

Raj:By the way,the food is really good,Jiya..

Jiya:Hhmm,thanks...

Raj:It will be much better if you appreciated what I've just said with a smile...

Jiya:(gave him a fake smile)Happy??

Raj:Ahhh..kya baat hai???Raj bohat khush hua!!

Payal rang the doorbell.Naina opened the door and Bharti stood at the side and brought a spoon with her and a plate filled with Chicken Pulao and and fed her first before Payal could even say anything.

Payal:Kya hua tumhe??

Bharti:How is it??It's my first attempt...

Payal:It's superb..

Bharti:Mujhe kuch nahin hua hai..I'm feeling so refreshed today...And tumhare liye ek khush khabri hain...

Payal:OMG Bharti....We're finally talking!!

Bharti:Uffo tum itni tube-light kyun hoti ho kabhi kabhi....Yes,I'm talking to you...

Payal:Aur koi khush khabar hai kya??

Bharti:Guess karo...

Payal:Naina,do you know about it??(Naina shook her head)

Bharti:Usse kuch nahin bata...

Payal:Acha agar tumne mujhe maaf kar diya hai...tumne Armaan ko bhi maaf kiya???

Bharti:What do you think??

Payal:Hhmm tum itni achi mood mein ho...Toh baat definitely pakki...You've forgiven Armaan,haven't you??

Bharti:(winked at her)Yepzz...And you won't believe what happened last night...

Payal:What,what???

Bharti:I can't believe he actually got himself drenched outside for at least 3 to 4 hours in the heavy rains last night....

Payal:What???

Bharti:Yeahh...and i had to get him inside and i didn't know when or how..But i just started talking to him and both of us had coffee...

Payal:OMG....Both of you had coffee???OMG...This is such awesome news yaar....I mean,both of you finally had coffee..Together..at night in such a romantic weather...Awww!!!!!

Bharti:Tum phir se shuru ho gayi???

Payal:Ok baba i'm sorry....I won't repeat my mistake ever again,ok??

Bharti:That's so much better!!!Waise,we talked for pretty long and didn't realize how time flew....But both of them made a deal that we'll pretend as if nothing happened between us and shock the rest at MU tomorrow...That'll be real fun!!!

Payal:Haha...totally!!!Hhmm...the lunch is perfect by the way....

Bharti:Thank you to the lovely assistant of mine,Naina....

Payal:Awww,Naina helped you??That's so cute of her....

Bharti:And now for the special surprise for Payal aunty....A make-over session!!!!Get ready...Naina,bring your Payal aunty to our bedroom...

Naina:Yes,mama...

Payal:OMG..what's happening yaar??

Bharti:Well,you often bring me out for makeovers and all...Now,presenting you with a special session with Bharti and Naina....Your hair makeover as well as getting pampered with the special manicure and pedicure sessions..So shall we get started??

Payal:OMG...That's so sweet of you yaar...

Bharti:Baatein kam,kaam zyaada...Shuru kare!!!

A few hours later,Armaan was editing the photographs on Jiya's laptop while Raj and Jiya were looking at the photographs scattered on the table.Jiya joined him from the kitchen.

Jiya:(whispered to Raj)Hi...

Raj:(whispered back)Yes Jiya..

Jiya:Tumne kuch naya notice kiya hai??

Raj:Nah...Actually haan...

Jiya:Tumne bhi notice kiya??

Raj:Haan,in saari photographs mein yeh ajeeb sa banda aise pose kyun kar raha hai??

Jiya:Kya??

Raj:Haan,tum khud dekho na...Yeh aat foot ka banda...in saari photographs mein yeh banda bandar ke tarha pose kyun kar raha hai??

Jiya:Uffo Raj...tumhe inn photographs ki padi hai..Main toh Armaan ke baare mein baat kar rahi hoon...

Raj:Armaan??Ek baat batao mujhe..Yeh Armaan hamesha meri aur tumhari beech mein kyun aata rehta hai??

Jiya:Uffo woh sab chodo na..Actually kuch dino pehle yeh banda itna udhas tha...Kaam mein koi interest nahin dikha raha tha aur aaj dekho...

Raj:Well he must have decided to finally concentrate and relieve us of our burden...That's all...

Jiya:Uffo Raj..I'm pretty sure zarror kuch toh baat hai!!

Raj:Oh darlin' Jiya...kyun apna dimaag ko overload dete rehte ho???Just chill,gurl!!

Jiya:Main keh rahi hoon na...kuch toh baat hai...Anyways baby kaha hai??

Raj:Kaunsa baby??

Jiya:Arre idiot..baby!!

Raj:Ohh..woh Shreya ke paas hai..

Jiya:Shreya??

Raj:Babysitter...Neighbour next door...Shreya...Remember??

Jiya:Waise you haven't introduced me to her...

Raj:Kyun??Itni bekarar ho usse milne ke liye??

Jiya:Nahin toh..woh main...

Raj:Woh main...kya??

Jiya:Kuch nahin...(felt irritated)

Raj:Waise i'm having dinner with her tonight..so i'll be leaving soon..

Jiya:Par..We haven;t even started...

Raj:Uffo Jiya, tum ho na..Anyways,i just came to accompany you,that's all..It's your department,na???You've created the fashion website for Sunny and you've uploaded all the pics and now Armaan's editing the pics and he's there for you as always...So what do you need me here for??

Jiya:Uffo Raj..

Raj:Do you really need me here??

Jiya:Yes..please!!

Raj:Ok fine..Main ruk tha hoon,happy??

Jiya:Yes of course!!!Thanks yaar...

Raj:Excuse me..got a call...Oh it's Shreya...

Jiya felt a little irritated upon hearing Shreya's name but she was more concerned about Armaan's change of mood and behaviour which she found as strange.She went to talk to him.

Raj:Hi Shreya...

Shreya:Hey Raj..am I disturbing you??

Raj:Not exactly...but i was about to call you to actually cancel the dinner plan...

Shreya:Hhmm...

Raj:I'm extremely sorry for my friend needs me here with her..I'm so sorry that i'm backing out at the last minute..You must have made dinner and I'm..

Shreya:It's ok Raj...Actually i just called to ask if you've taken the baby to the doctor yet??

Raj:What for??

Shreya:I guess that you've not brought her yet..I don't know but i believe that this baby might need to get some sort of vaccinations too,if I'm not wrong???

Raj:Oh my...I didn't think about that...Uffo I've got no knowledge about it Shreya..

Shreya:Hhmm i don't know much either but i'll find it out for you,k??And no worries about the dinner for i've made excess but i'll have it anyways..We can have dinner some other time...k??

Raj:Thanks Shreya...Actually where are you right now??

Shreya:Why??

Raj:I gave you my house keys,didn't I??You can just bring the baby to sleep at my place..and..

Shreya:Raj,I'm actually at your place since she has fallen asleep..

Raj:Wow...Thanks Shreya..I hope to be back soon!!

Shreya:Take your time..bye!!

Meanwhile,Jiya was trying to get to know what was going on in Armaan's mind.

Armaan:Jiya,how is this photo for Sunny's show??We can actually promote his show using this photograph..I think..Jiya,what's wrong??

Jiya:Kuch toh ghadbad hai..

Armaan:Iss tasveer mein??

Jiya:Tumhe ho kya gaya hai Armu??Kya hua hai??

Armaan:What's wrong with me??Mujhe kuch bhi toh nahin hua hai...

Jiya:Nahin..are you hiding something from me???

Armaan:Arre...main tumse kuch kyun chupaonga??

Jiya:Par...lo,tumhara mobile bhi baj raha hai...Uthaao...

Armaan:Haan..(wondered what happened to Jiya all of a sudden but excused himself to answer his call)hello??

Bharti:Hello...

Armaan:Kya baat hai???

Bharti:Tumhe kya hua hai...Kaafi irritated ho??

Armaan:Actually woh kuch nahin hai...But you sound super happy by the way...

Bharti:(turned on the loudspeaker mode)Well,apparently you're missing out a lot here...All the fun and masti moments that I'm having with Naina and Payal....

Armaan:You've patched up with Payal??OMG...That's awesome,yaar...

Bharti:Hain na???Lo,usse baat karo...

Payal:Hi Armaan...You won't believe what this girl and her assistant did to me..Her assistant,being Naina..Both of them prepared chicken pulao for me and after that,they provided me with an awesome royal treatment..

Armaan:Royal treatment??

Payal:Yeahh...Usually I will drag Bharti to accompany me to go for spa treatments and all...You won't believe it,lollz i actually got a free treatment of hair makeover plus pedicure and manicure..Now just how awesome is that when it's your friends doing it just for you free of charge...

Armaan:Wow...you are really happy!!I'm happy for you both...I just hope nothing comes in the way of your friendship ever again...

Payal:Nothing will and nothing shall!!Armaan,(turned off the loudspeaker)actually i'm sorry for ruining your friendship..Meri waje se..

Armaan:Payal,it's not your fault...In fact,it was me and only me...I've decided to forget her actually for i realized that it was the one that's coming in the way of my friendship with her...And i won't want to bring this up in front of her ever again...

Payal:Armaan,you know that this is wrong...I know you're doing this to make sure that your friendship remains intact but...

Armaan:No buts,Payal...i don't wish to lose her..I'm really afraid to do so...

Payal: But Armaan..Ok,ok i won't stop you but can I ask you something??

Armaan:Yeahh...

Payal:Will you really forget your love entirely??


Fwd: ~Jab Lurve Hua Part 100~



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jassie S. <jsulaima@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM
Subject: ~Jab Lurve Hua Part 100~
To: jsulaima@gmail.com


Armaan:Hhmm...and how come i'm getting to know all these??

Bharti:Well,if you don't want to listen to me bugging you all night with my crap,then you can shut your ears...

Armaan:I wouldn't want to do that...For i love spending time with you and listening to you..

Bharti:Really,Armaan??

Armaan:Unless i don't have anything better to do???

Bharti:You're really an idiot!!!(hit him with her cushion)

Armaan:Ouch,that hurts Bharti...

Bharti:Yeah,right...And you expect me to believe that,don't you??

Armaan:Yeah Bharti...

Bharti:Fat hope...I didn't hit you as hard as how I would have hit Bhaskar!!

Armaan:Girl,you're so violent!!

Bharti:Hehe..thanks!!

Armaan:Anyways,stop for now!!

Bharti:If you insist,sure...

Armaan:Thanks!!Well,i need a promise from you...

Bharti:Promise??Kaisa promise??

Armaan:That you'll promptly talk to Payal as soon as possible and patch up...

Bharti:You don't have to say anything Armaan...For that's between me and her and it'll be solved by tomorrow!!

Armaan:I'm ever so glad to hear that!!!!Well,you know...I'm really glad that I had this coffee..

Bharti:Me too...I missed this!!

Armaan:I wonder what the rest will say when they see us talking on Monday..

Bharti:Haha that'll be a surprise to look forward to...They'll be totally shocked!!

Armaan:Let's do a thing...Let's not tell anyone about it and just pretend as if nothing had happened...

Bharti:Deal!!(smiled widely at Armaan and a Hi-5 moment with him)Hhmm,don't you think it's late already??

Armaan:Yeahh..i better leave..I didn't even inform Maa about the fact that i'm headed here...

Bharti:I'm sure she'll know..Do you remeber how we sneaked out of home for ice-cream??

Armaan:I really miss all of that..We should catch up on all of that!!!

Bharti:Sure,in due time!!

Armaan:Ok i better leave or else i won't be letting you sleep since we'll end up talking the whole night....

Bharti:I will lurve that...

Armaan:Not tonight..Since i've got plenty of work the next day and if i don't get at least 4 hours of sleep,my day's gonna be heavy for both Raj and Jiya.

Bharti:Oh yeah Sunny's fashion show is up this coming week,na??

Armaan:yeah,it is..Thank God the date is fixed...He's been so worked up lately...

Bharti:Sunny,huh??You seem so interested in him...

Armaan:Not in him but in his work..He's damn talented,by the way..

Bharti:I totally agree...I really loved his previous collection..am so looking forward to his designs..Should ask him to design some clothes for Naina too...

Armaan:I shall recommend your thoughts to him...

Bharti:That sure means positive then..

Armaan:Why??

Bharti:Well apparently because he's always showering praises of you...Since he's so into you...

Armaan:Bharti..stop it,will you??

Bharti:Hehe,i missed all of that..So don't mind me doing that on overdose for the next few days or weeks...(raised her eyebrows)

Armaan:Just make sure it is only days for i don't think i can tolerate that for weeks....I better go right now...Bye!!

Bharti:Ek minute...Yeh lo...

Armaan:Chathri??

Bharti:Yes..you're already sneezing and I don't think i would want to risk you having a cold because of me...So take this along with you...

Armaan:Thanks Bharti..bye..

Bharti:Good night..

Armaan:Nitezz...

Armaan was practically skipping his way for a few moments but he realized what he just did and hit his head and rushed back home.Bharti couldn't believe what she just saw.She didn't know that it was because of her that he was so affected and now he's so happy becuase now he's got his friendship back. Even Bharti was really happy that she's gotten her friendship back for good and she kept smiling,thinking of the wonderful coffee which she has had with Armaan.

KK:Arre wah..kya baat hai!!

Bharti:Haan KK..

KK:Tum toh sach much bohat khush ho...

Bharti:Is mein tumhe koi shaque hai??

KK:Not at all...Woh toh tumhari chehre mein saaf saaf dikhaayi de raha hain..

Bharti:I've got my friendship back...

KK:And Armaan too got his friend back!!

Bharti:But why are you happy about it??In fact,I should have placed a bet with you...See,I've talked to Armaan without any fear...

KK:Ok..par yeh dialogue toh suni hogi...

Bharti:Kaunsi??

KK:Har kar jeetne ko baazigar kehte hain...

Bharti:Seriously what are you trying to tell me??

KK:Remember I told you before...Someone's gonna Armaan's life real soon...and so is someone who's about to enter your life too...

Bharti:Like I care...

KK:Yeah you won't care since Armaan's already fitted in your life...

Bharti:I'll seriously hit you...

KK:Pehle pakdo toh sahi uske baad maar na mujhe...(vanished from Bharti's sight)

Bharti:Itna acha mood thi,is KK ko toh main ek din pakdungi zaroor!!!Sun rahe ho na,KK??Koi bhi aaye,mujhe kya...

KK:(watched her from afar and thought to himself)Shayad tumhe kuch ho ya na ho par kisi aur ko toh zaroor kuch toh hoga!!!Yeh main tumhe guarantee deta hoon,Bharti!!!Enjoy!!!

Armaan reached home to see Sudha opening the door for him.He realzied that Bharti was so right about his mum.He smiled and went to his room and Sudha followed him.

Sudha:So what did she say?

Armaan:Who,Maa?

Sudha:Wohi jiske ghar tum iss raat ko gaya tha...

Armaan:Maa...

Sudha:What Maa??Don't pretend anything inf ront of me..What did Bharti say??

Armaan:Bharti??

Sudha:Kaan keechoo??

Armaan:(grinned sheepishly)Kuch nahin Maa...

Sudha:Kuch nahin se kaam nahin chalega..You've got to tell me everything for I've lost a few hours of my sleep just to know!!

Armaan:Ok fine..humare beech sab kuch theekh ho chuka hain...

Sudha:Sachhi??

Armaan:Mucchhi!!!And we had coffee at her place and that's why I'm late...We ended up talking for long hours...Bata nahin ki waqt kaise..

Sudha:Haan haan..tumhe toh kuch bhi nahin bata chalta na jab woh tumhare saamne hoti hai toh...(Armaan blushed a lil)..Awww hayye meri jaan Armu...You look too cute!!Kisi ki nazar na lage tum par!!!

Armaan:Uffo Maa stop it will you!!

Sudha:Ok ok fine....Chal so jaa..Good night!!

Armaan:Good night!!

~Next Day~

Bharti had been sleeping beside Naina longer than she usually would have slept.The rainy weather is probably the element repsonsible for the 10-hour beauty sleep of her's.If this was occuring at Bharti's place,it was no less at Armaan's place.He too practically slept till 12 noon;he must have forgotten when was the last time he had slept this long.When he woke up,he yawned and headed out of his room and saw Sudha reading the papers.He went to her and laid his head on her shoulder.

Sudha:Good morning Armu..

Armaan:Good morning Maa..(yawns)

Sudha:Hhmm it's a long,refreshing sleep,isn't it?

Armaan:After a long time...

Sudha:The weather works wonders at times...

Armaan:(yawns)Yeah,indeed...

Sudha:Stop yawning,will you??It's so contagious..(yawns and hits Armaan's shoulder)

Armaan:Sorry Maa...it's such a perfect day todya..

Sudha:(stopped reading and looked over to Armaan)Acha??What's so special about today?

Armaan:I don't know but it's just so special..

Sudha:Let me tell you why it's a special day...(Armaan got up from her shoulder)Well,apparently,someone special is surrounding your every tohught ...You've attained Bharti's friendship which makes your day extremely special..(winked at Armaan)

Armaan:Yeah,that's a reason..

Sudha:You're talking as if there are so many various other reasons for yuor day to be special..As far as I'm concerned,I believe Bharti is the first and only reason for you to feel so much happier than you could have ever been in your life..

Armaan:(blushed a lil)Ok fine..She's the one who's making my day special...

Sudha:(smiled widely at Armaan)Awww!!!Acha,are you going out anywhere today?

Armaan:YEs Maa;going to Jiya's place to meet her and Raj..Thoda kaam aur Jiya ki language mein kahu toh thoda gupshup...

Sudha:Acha sunn,i won't be around for dinner as i'm going to meet my friend..I'll prepare something for you before i leave..

Armaan:thanks Maa..i'll go and get ready..

Armaan headed to get changed after bathing. He combed his hair and just then,he recived a call but he heard no one. He checked his call list amd realized that the call was from Bharti.He wondered why she hadn't spoken to him and he called her up. Meanwhile,Bhartiw as still sleeping cozily.She was searching for her mobile while tossing in bed.She reluctantly opened her eyes and realized that her mobile had fallen on the floor and reached for it.

Bharti:(yawned)Hello...

Armaan:Bharti,Armaan here..You called?

Bharti:I did?But i thought i was sleeping...

Armaan:Bharti,you're still sleeping?It's 1:30 pm for God's sake..

Bharti:Oh come on armaan..it's a Sunday..Jitna sona chahthe ho,utna so sakte ho..No worries!!(yawns)

Armaan:Bharti,have you talked to Payal?

Bharti:Payal..will talk to her soon..

Armaan:You promised..

Bharti:Yes Mr Armaan Sinha I promised..I'll tell you when I've fulfilled the promise..Happy??

Armaan:Very..Now get off the cozy bed of your's and send my love to Naina...

Bharti:Oh goodness,i totally forgot about Naina..Chal,talk to you later..Bye,bye,bye!!(hung up)

Armaan:(got amused)Such an absent-minded girl..Bharti!!(shook his head and went off to Jiya's place)


Special Promo

~Special Promo~

Armaan:Wow...you are really happy!!I'm happy for you both...I just hope nothing comes in the way of your friendship ever again...

Payal:Nothing will and nothing shall!!Armaan,(turned off the loudspeaker)actually i'm sorry for ruining your friendship..Meri waje se..

Armaan:Payal,it's not your fault...In fact,it was me and only me...I've decided to forget her actually for i realized that it was the one that's coming in the way of my friendship with her...And i won't want to bring this up in front of her ever again...

Payal:Armaan,you know that this is wrong...I know you're doing this to make sure that your friendship remains intact but...

Armaan:No buts,Payal...i don't wish to lose her..I'm really afraid to do so...

Payal: But Armaan..Ok,ok i won't stop you but can I ask you something??

Armaan:Yeahh...

Payal:Will you really forget your love entirely??



~Jab Lurve Hua Part 99~

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 96~

Bharti just got out after her bath and she went to the balcony to just enjoy some fresh air and the same time, to dry her hair as well.She smiled,seeing the beautiful stars in the sky.Just then, there was a strong wind blowing and Bharti's hair came in the way.She was placing her hair behind her.Just then,she saw Armaan standing downstairs.She shook her head and thought that she must be having an illusion.She pinched herself and she did saw Armaan standing downstairs.Bharti turned away and wondered what the heavens Armaan was actually doing there.Just then,it began to rain heavily and Bharti went inside,hoping that Armaan would have gone from there.After a few hours,Bharti realized that the rains were getting even heavier.She opened the door of her home and saw that Armaan was still standing there,getting drenched in the rains.She was totally shocked to see that Armaan hasn't left despite the heavy rains.Much as she felt like closing the door and ignoring Armaan,she couldn't do so for an unknown reason.She gradually walked closer to Armaan in the open air,filled with rapid splattering of the rain drops.She went closer to Armaan and looked at him intently,not knowing what she should do with him.

Tere jazbaaton mein mehki si saason mein
Yeh jo mehek sandali si hai
Dil ki panahon mein bikhri si aahon mein
Sone ki khwasish jagi si hai
Chehre se chehra chupao
Seene ki dhadkan sunaao
Dekhlo khud ko tum
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein

Bharti:What are you doing here??

Armaan:Bharti,I'm really sorry...

Bharti turned to go but Armaan stopped her.

Armaan:Bharti,please mujhse baat karo...I just can't stand the distance growing between us..It's really killing me every minute..Tumse doori seh nahi jaata Bharti..Main jaanta hoon ki maine galti ki hai par tum mujhe maaf kardo na please...Jab tumse baat nahin karta hoon toh aisa lagta hai jaise maine kuch..(held her hand and made her turn towards him)Maine kuch..keemthi cheez khoya ho hamesha,hamesha ke liye..Maine galat kiya hai..Tumhe jo naaraaz kiya tha..Par har ek pal main marr raha hoon,Bharti..Please Bharti...Mujhse baat karo warna bata nahin ki kisi aur se baat kar paonga ya bhi nahin...Bharti,you're very special in my life..I don't wish to lose you at any cost,Bharti!!Mujhe darr lag raha hai Bharti...Tumhe khona ka darr hamesha dil mein rehta hai...

Bharti:Armaan,tum yeh...

Armaan:Sshh..(placed a finger on her lips)Aaj mujhe bolne do...Tumhe poora haqq hain mujhse naaraz hone ki par..

Bharti:Armaan,andhar chaloge...Chalo mere saath....

Bharti brought Armaan inside and wiped his hair with her towel.Just then she realized that she was standing too close to him and she handed the towel to Armaan to wipe for himself but her chain got stuck to the button on his shirt.Bharti took her chain from the button and turned to go but Armaan still held her hand.

Bharti:Arrgghh Armaan tum jaante ho ki tum kitna paagal ho???Dekho kaise bheeg chuke ho tum....

Just then,Armaan sneezed.

Bharti:Lo,shuru ho gayi...Kya zaroorat hai tumhe yeh sab karne ki??

Armaan:Agar tum pehle hi mujhse baat karti hoti,toh shayad yeh naubat hi nahin aata...

Bharti shook her head and went to the kitchen to boil some water to make some coffee for both of them.Armaan slowly walked to the kitchen to see her murmuring to herself and adding the coffee powder.He gently went behind Bharti and while Bharti was stirring the coffee rapidly,Armaan went closer to her ears and whispered to her,"Itne gusse kyun kar rahe ho,hhmm??".Bharti jerked for a second and turned to face him.

Bharti:Tum..yaha??

Armaan:Tumhari baal ab bhi geele hai...Towel ke liye thanks!!

Bharti:You're welcome...

Armaan:I'll do the stirring...

Bharti:It's ok Armaan...

Armaan:Bharti,pehle jaa kar baitho...I'll come with the mugs..

Bharti went to her room to hang her towel to dry and when she came out,she saw Armaan waiting for her with her coffee mug in his hand.

Armaan:Here you go..

Bharti:Thanks..

Armaan:Waise tumne ek baat notice ki??

Bharti:We're having coffee together...

Armaan:And you're talking to me...Just perfect!!!

Bharti smiled and shook her head.

Bharti:Armaan,look i'm..

Armaan:Bharti,I'm sorry for everything..For ruining our friendship and making a mess of everything..

Bharti:What had happened between us Armaan??Why did things change so much???

Armaan:I know Bharti..I just feel so ashamed..

Bharti:It's not your fault,Armaan..

Armaan:It is,Bharti..I got so carried away that for a second,I didn't turn back to see how you must have felt..I'm really sorry!!!(held her hand)

Bharti:(took her hand from his grip gently)Armaan,it's ok...Maybe everything happens at a time and look,your wish is finally fulfilled..We're having coffee...

Armaan:Yeah,and I believe that this is the perfect moment for both of us..In fact,this was what I've been wanting to have when we're having coffee...The fact that there's no one to disturb us,our friendship..But..

Bharti:What??But Raj told me that..

Armaan:Raj??(felt a little irritated)

Bharti:Ahhh nothing Armaan...he told me that guys will only ask girls for coffee only if they're interested..And that's why I..

Armaan:That's why you didn't want to have coffee with me??Come on Bharti...

Bharti:What??

Armaan:Bharti,I miss our friendship days...That's what i love about you..The friendship that we've had had vanished all of a sudden..And i just wanted to revive those moments..That's all!!

Bharti:Let's start afresh..what say??

Armaan and Bharti finished their coffee and both of them sat on the sofa beside each other.

Armaan:Yea you're right...We should start afresh!!

Bharti:Well,hi...I'm Bharti Sinha..

Armaan:And I'm Armaan Sinha..

Bharti:Oh wow..We've got the same names at the end..Hain na??

Armaan and Bharti bursted out laughing.

Bharti:I"m so glad that we're finally talking...

Armaan:Yesh I'm glad of it as well!!!And i seriously don't want anything to break our friendship apart..Anymore,Bharti..It's seriously annoying!!!

Bharti:Tell me about it yaar...I just hate it too!!Everytime we're having an awesome time together,something is bound to happen and it really..(pauses for a while)But hey,we're back together..And that's what that's important??(smiled)

Armaan:I really missed us...You,in fact!!Your beautiful smile..It really makes your face glow!!

Bharti:Flattery??

Armaan:Nope,it's a natural compliment from me to you...

Bharti:Thanks a lot!!

Armaan:All of our friends were affected too,na??

Bharti:Tell me about it, Armaan...Especially Raj!!

Armaan:Raj??

Bharti:Yeah he told me to forgive me quite a lot..but you know me..

Armaan:Yes of course,the adamant girl,Bharti...

Bharti:Payal and Bhaskar know me really well...And they just hate it whenever i'm adamant...

Armaan:But there's a good thing about it...

Bharti:There is??

Armaan:You're not fickle-minded in that aspect..You know the kind to keep changing her decisions...and that makes you trustworthy!!And it also shows how determined you become in the worst of circumstances,standing by your decision at any cost!!

Bharti:Wow,that was profound,Mr Armaan Sinha....you're very reflective and i didn't think that it oculd have come from a very talented photographer like yourself...

Armaan:Ahhh thanks a lot!!!It's very hard to actually get compliments from you....So i truly cherish and appreciate it Bharti...

Bharti:How sweet of you...Waise,i just want to tell you something Armaan..

Armaan:Haan bolo....

Bharti:I have lots of friends..

Armaan:Aha yeahh i know that..

Bharti:Who think that I'm this party freak...This social elite who just loves meeting people..

Armaan:Oh-kay..(not quite sure of what Bharti is about to say)

Bharti:But there's a whole lot of difference between that Bharti and the Bharti who is in origin..

Armaan:Matlab??

Bharti:That Bharti is only a virtual image,the image which I wanted to convey to the world..But ultimately i'm not her at all....No one cares about the Bharti who's alone,weird,clumpsy and totally strange...The girl who's totally alone despite being surrounded by so many people..Sometimes it's just so strange...I've met some of the really sweet people in Men's Universe and only they know me but perhaps not as well as how Payal and Bhaskar know me...I'm just glad that I've met them but more than anything,I'm so glad that I've met you...Someone whom I can always bug and fight with...

Armaan:Bharti!!!!You see me as that??How mean is that but anyways I'm touched by your gesture...

Bharti:You better be,haha!!

Armaan:And you're totally different from what you want the world to perceive you to be...

Bharti:Pretty much...

Armaan:Why do you do this Bharti??So that no one will be able to get close to you??

Bharti:I don't know Armaan..Maybe i'm just used to being alone in life and i didn't want to create a moment in my life where i depend on anyone and let them come close to me and only to get my life shattered if anything were to happen....

Armaan:Hhmm...and how come i'm getting to know all these??

Bharti:Well,if you don't want to listen to me bugging you all night with my crap,then you can shut your ears...

Armaan:I wouldn't want to do that...For i love spending time with you and listening to you..

Bharti:Really,Armaan??

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 98~

~ArBi in the Rains~

Just then,Bhaskar received Sudha's phone call.

Bhaskar:Hi aunty..kaise ho??

Sudha:I'm fine...where are you??

Bhaskar:Out shopping with Naina and Payal...

Sudha:Hhmm could you drop by for a while..Bharti told me that she would ask you to drop by for a while...

Bhaskar:We would love to...Actually aunty,can you do me a favour??

Sudha:Kya baat hai??

Bhaskar:Actually Payal bohati upset hai..Main kuch bhi kar ke usse khush dekhna chahthi hoon..Par...

Sudha:Hhmm...she hasn't talked to Bharti yet??

Bhaskar:Aap ko bhi yehi lagti hai na??Bharti hasn't called her yet...

Sudha:Uffo yaha bhi aise hi hai..Yeh Armaan bhi kuch aise hi hai..But he had gone out today and it's already evening now...And he hasn't returned yet!!

Bhaskar:Ok,i'll drop by there for early dinner...If you don't mind...

Sudha:Not at all Bhaskar..I'll be waiting for you...

Bhaskar:Ok bye aunty....

Bharti:Lo,we are done!!Can you believe it??

Mahi:Seriously Bharti..you seem really energetic today...

Bharti:All thanks to...

Sonali:To??

Mahi:To??

Bharti:(paused for a while as she saw Mahi and Sonali watching her closely)Well,it's all thanks to Raj,actually...

Sonali:Raajj??(had an unexpected,weird expression on her's and Mahi's face)

Bharti:Yeahh...Raj is a great friend who has helped me a lot so far....If i've been here in MU so far, seriously it's a major part on Raj's side..He actually helped me feel better quite a lot of times and he's helped me to actually share my feelings with him easily..

Mahi:Aur Armaan??

Bharti:(was drinking water)What about him??

Mahi:Tum uske baare mein...

Bharti:Excuse me Mahi..got a phone call..

Sonali:Just chill,yaar...

Mahi:Bata nahin yeh kab Armaan ke baare mein sochegi..Anyways,let's forward this finalized work to Raj first...

Sonali:Good idea...

Bharti:Yes Bhaskar..how's Naina??

Bhaskar:She's doing great..ice-cream khaa rahi hai...

Bharti:Waise where are you??

Bhaskar:Sudha aunty ki phone aaya tha...So i'm at her place actually but there's a problem right now...

Bharti:What's wrong now??

Bhaskar:Actually i need to rush off since Amarjeet called for me...

Bharti:Ok so just drop her at my place then..

Bhaskar:I'll have to leave immediately Bharti so i can't drop her home...Will you please pick her up from here??

Bharti:Par Bhask..

Bhaskar:Amarjeet's here..Gotta go..Bye!!!!

Bharti:Bhask..(the phone line went dead)Iss idiot ka main kya karoo!!!Gurlzz,i've gotta go....gotta go and pick Naina up...

Sonali:Ok,you take care...will see you on Monday!!

Bharti:Sure,and i hope your problem is solved soon...Bye,Mahi...

Mahi:Bye...cya!!

Bharti headed to Armaan's place in an auto,hoping that Armaan is not at home.She knew she hasn't forgiven Armaan yet and the least she wanted right now is a confrontation with Armaan.She didn't want to talk to him.

KK:But why don't you want to talk to him Bharti??

Bharti:Tum??

KK:Haan,main..This time,not as the auto driver, but as a passenger with you to Armaan's place....

Bharti:What now??

KK:You said that you don't care about anything...So why are you so afraid of going to his place??

Bharti:I'm not afraid...

KK:Then why are you so hesitant to meet him,thinking what if he's there??

Bharti:Ok i'm not going...

KK:I'm exactly asking the same question...You said you are not going to worry about all these crap so why are you hesitant??

Bharti:Look,I'm only going there because Bhaskar couldn't drop Naina home as he's in a rush..

KK:Well...you shouldn't be afraid of Armaan,Bharti...

Bharti:What??I'm not afraid of him...

KK:Hhmm...ok!!Ok,prove to me that you are cool about everything and if Armaan appears at home,then go and talk to him...

Bharti:Why should I??

KK:(shook his head)Someone's literally so hesitant and scared of meeting her lover after all...

Bharti:Dekho tum...Armaan meri lover nahin nahin hai...

KK:Nahin hai toh saabit karo...Hhmm,Bharti..tumhara kuch nahin ho sakta...

Bharti:Arrgghhh...Kitni baar samjhaao ki..

KK:Baar baar kehne se tumhari yeh darr kam nahin hoga...(smiled widely and got out of the auto after reaching Armaan's place)

Bharti:(practically shouted)Mujhe kisi se saabit karne ki koi zaroorat nahin hai...Samjhe???(pauses for a while)Why the hell am I even shouting???Ok Bharti,KK ke baaton mein aane ki koi zaroorat nahin hai..Woh tumhe sirf aur sirf badkhaane ki koshish mein lage huwe hai....Just chill,as always!!

Bharti rang the doorbell and Sudha opened the door.

Sudha:Heyy Bharti..come in!!!

Bharti:Mom,Naina hai ghar par??

Sudha:Haan hain...andhar aao na...

Bharti:Mom,actually i'm in a rush...

Sudha:Main kuch nahin sunoongi...Andhar chalo..

Bharti:Mom,par...

Sudha brought her inside and called for Naina and informed her that her mama has come.Sudha brought a glass of juice for Bharti to drink.Just then Armaan came back home.He was quite surprised to see both Bharti and Naina at home.Bharti sipped the glass of juice and recalled KK's irksome comments.Bharti quickly gulped down the juice and Sudha wondered what happened to Bharti all of a sudden.Bharti bid goodbye to Sudha and held Naina's hand to go.However,Armaan held on to Bharti's other hand which had her handbag sliding down her shoulders.Armaan looked intently into her eyes but Bharti was annoyed with that look and took his hand off her wrist and left from there.

Bharti got into an auto with Naina and left back home.Bharti realized that she didn't talk to Armaan at all and felt even more disturbed,thinking of what KK had said.She was immersed in her thoughts while caressing Naina's hair.

"Could KK's words be true??Am I hesitant to meet Armaan...And is the reason that KK had stated true??That i could be possibly fall...Nah!!!Par...Ok i didn't talk to Armaan for he did wrong..Yes,he did wrong...Yeah,that's it and nothing else!!!But if he were the one who did wrong,why am I feeling hesitant to meet him???I did right by not talking to him..Yeah!!!Maine sahi kiya na..Haan haan..main itni kyun soch rahi hoon..Just shut up,Bharti!!!Ghar bhi pohanch gayi hai...Chalo!!!"

Meanwhile,Armaan was racing to and fro in his room.He just hated the distance increasing between him and Bharti.He decided to do something about it since the ball is in his court and decided that if Bharti's adamant about not forgiving him,then he's adamant as well in getting her to forgive him.He took his coat and headed to Bharti's place without informing Sudha about it.Sudha realized that Armaan had left for somewhere and wondered where he could have gone to, at this time without informing her.

Bharti just got out after her bath and she went to the balcony to just enjoy some fresh air and the same time, to dry her hair as well.She smiled,seeing the beautiful stars in the sky.Just then, there was a strong wind blowing and Bharti's hair came in the way.She was placing her hair behind her.Just then,she saw Armaan standing downstairs.She shook her head and thought that she must be having an illusion.She pinched herself and she did saw Armaan standing downstairs.Bharti turned away and wondered what the heavens Armaan was actually doing there.Just then,it began to rain heavily and Bharti went inside,hoping that Armaan would have gone from there.After a few hours,Bharti realized that the rains were getting even heavier.She opened the door of her home and saw that Armaan was still standing there,getting drenched in the rains.She was totally shocked to see that Armaan hasn't left despite the heavy rains.Much as she felt like closing the door and ignoring Armaan,she couldn't do so for an unknown reason.She gradually walked closer to Armaan in the open air,filled with rapid splattering of the rain drops.She went closer to Armaan and looked at him intently,not knowing what she should do with him.

Tere jazbaaton mein mehki si saason mein
Yeh jo mehek sandali si hai
Dil ki panahon mein bikhri si aahon mein
Sone ki khwasish jagi si hai
Chehre se chehra chupao
Seene ki dhadkan sunaao
Dekhlo khud ko tum
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein meri
Ankhon mein


~Jab Lurve Hua Part 97~

Bharti left from there and Sanjana drove them back home while Naina slept as soon as she entered the car and while listening to some romantic tunes from Alisha's choice of songs.Armaan too left from there with Sudha back home.

Armaan:Maa,Payal called me just now...She was pretty upset for Bharti has not talked to her as of yet...

Sudha:Why is she calling you??

Armaan:Maa...Why do you always ask me such questions??

Sudha:Because I seriously don't understand...That's why...Waise...

Armaan:Payal just wanted to know if Bharti has talked to me or not...

Sudha:Hhmm..are you having plans for tomorrow??

Armaan:Not really..but i can't say for sure...

Sudha:Hhmm..

Armaan:Kyun??

Sudha:Kuch nahin...

Armaan:Maa...

Sudha:Shut up Armu..Good night!!

Armaan:(thought to himself)I'm sure Maa has something up in her head..But I'm sure that she's gonna make me do something..I'll go out tomorrow for sure..

Bhaskar just got home after a meeting with a client.He gently unlocked the door and left his bag on the sofa,tiptoing to embrace Payal from behind. He covered Payal's eyes from behind and promptly turned Payal to face him.He wiped Payal's tears away amd looked intently into her eyes.Payal couldn't face Bhaskar and she lowered her head. Bhaskar held Payal's face in his palms and instantly hugged Payal intimately.

Payal:Bhaskar...

Bhaskar:Sshh..yeh choti bachi jaisi kyun ro rahe ho??Chup..bilkul chup!!Have you eaten?

Payal:Nope,not yet..

Bhaskar:Uffo Payal..tum bhi na..sofa par baitho,main yun gaya aur yun aaya..

Bhaskar brought a plate with dinner served on it and sat on the table in front of the sofa and looked at Payal who was surprised.

Bhaskar:Kya hua?

Payal:Yeh raita kaha se?

Bhaskar:Your favourite kebab store..I went there before returning ho,e..Let's have it with yoour chappati..

Payal:Aww you're the sweetest..

Bhaskar:(raises the collar of his shirt)Thank you madame..Mu kholo..

Payal:Have you eaten?

Bhaskar:What do you think?

Payal:You must have probably eaten with that female client of your's..

Bhgaskar:For your kind info,I've not eaten yet..Arre yaar kya bataoo;woh itni khaati hai..mujhe toh ek pal ke liye Bharti ki yaad aagaya..(pauses for a while)Khaana khatam kar lo filhaal main kapde badal kar aata hoon..

Payal ate a bit and covered the plate on the dining table.She went to sleep before Bhaskar got out of the bathroom.When he got out,he saw Payal having already slept and he caressed her hair and got himself immersed in thoughts.

"This is really terrible;i'll have to do something before Paayu does something to herself..Kuch toh soch,Bhaskar..Arre dude kahin baar Bharti ne toh khud tumhara aur Payal ki kahin jagde khatam kar diya tha na..Mujhe kuch na kuch toh karna hi padega!!Uffo Bhaskar,where's your thinking cap??Ahhh...(went to the kitchen to get himself a drink)Hhmm..Ek idea hai par agar Payal ko bata chal gayi toh woh mujhe maaregi...But she don't have to know...But ek problem hai..I'm bringing Naina out tomorrow..Hhmm maybe i'll work on this plan on Monday..God,it's just between the two of us so please make it work..At any cost!!"

~Next Day~

Bhaskar woke up and refreshed himself,heaidng to Bharti's place to bring Naina out.Naina was extremely elated when Bharti told her of how Bhaskar wished to bring her out today.Bhaskar brought Naina to his place first for he hasn't had breakfast as of yet.Payal had a beautiful smile on her face upon seeing Naina at home and she played with her while Bhaskar had his breakfast.

Payal:Naina,how's your mama??

Naina:She's good,i think..

Payal:You think??

Naina:I don't know..Mama kehti hai woh sad nahin hai par Mama aaj kal bohat chup chaap rehti hai..

Payal:Uffo yeh maine kya kar diya...

Bhaskar:Naina...come here...Let's see, where would you like to go today??

Naina:Anywhere Bhaskar mamu..

Bhaskar:You're not helping me Naina...

Naina:Mama said you were bringing me out...

Bhaskar:Yeahh ok..how about a movie??

Naina:Movie??We can actually watch it at home,can't we??

Bhaskar:You have not gone to the theatres before??

Naina:Theatre??

Bhaskar:Ahh we'll go for movies today then...and we'll go shopping with your dearest Payal aunty...So Payal-ji get ready...

Payal:Bhaskar,meri mann nahin hai...

Bhaskar:I don't care..I'm not hearing anything....Sshh...go and change,go!!(pushes her into her bedroom)

Payal didn't feel like changing at all or going out but since Bhaskar had practically been banging on the door real hard,she had no choice but to go and change.She hoped that her mood would get better after going out.

Payal,Naina and Bhaskar had lunch before heading to PVR Cinema to catch an animated movie.Meanwhile,Bharti reached Mahi's place with Mahi and Sonali having a heated discussion at the rooftop.

Bharti:Kya ho raha hai??

Mahi:Well,nothing much yaar...How are you??

Bharti:Mujhe kya hua hai jo tum yeh sawaal kar rahi ho??

Sonali:God..tum do no bhi na..Chup!!

Bharti:Arre isse kya hua hai??

Mahi:Iski mood bohat kharab hai...

Bharti:Aur uski waja kya hai??

Mahi:Mere saath aise harkat karoge toh aisa hi hogi na...

Bharti:Kya??

Mahi:Her dearest Pushpak got her into trouble!!!

Bharti:What??

Sonali:Thanks Mahi,i'll rather do the explaining...

Mahi:I was waiting for you to take over...Anyways i'll get you something to drink..

Bharti:Thanks Mahi..Sonali,is everything ok??

Sonali:Nahin yaar...So far,no one from mine or Pushpak's family knew about our live-in status..But stupidly this Pushpak was talking to his sis and he accidentally blurted out that he's staying with me...

Bharti:You mean to say that this sis actually knew about your love??

Sonali:Yeah she did but not the fact that we live together right now...But this mistake had occured...

Bharti:And now she knows...

Sonali:Pushpak tried to stop her from informing his mum at the moment but his mum barged in and started chatting and Pushpak didn't know that he was actually talking to his mum instead of his sis...Aur sab kuch haath se nikhal gayi...

Bharti:So how did he know that he was actually talking to his mum??

Sonali:His sis secretly messaged him promptly about the fact that he's actually talking to his mum...

Bharti:(tried to suppress her laughter)OMG...(covered her mouth)I'm sorry,yaar...But it's good na..Now you don't have to worry about anything...Kabhi na kabhi toh jaanna hi hai na...

Sonali:Now that's where you are really wrong...

Mahi:Exactly Bharti...(passes Bharti a cup of hot coffee)..Coffee peeyoge na??

Bharti:Mahi!!Sonali,batao..Ab problem kya hai??

Sonali:She has not really favoured me as her ideal bahu..

Bharti:You mean you've talked to her and met her before??

Sonali:Well i've talked to her before...

Mahi:And the great news is that iski saas jald hi aa rahi hai usse milne ke liye...

Bharti:Oh boy...that sounds awful!!

Sonali:Hain na???(felt really intimidated)

Mahi:Well you so deserve it Sonu!!

Bharti:Mahi,stop it yaar...She needs our help..If we can't help,we should at least give her some moral support....

Sonali:Thanks Bharti...

Bharti:Hhmm...so shall we get started??I'll show you Raj's email first...

Mahi:Ok cool come...

Mahi,Bharti and Sonali were working on their articles and tried to finalize their combined article and ideas to submit to Amarjeet on Monday itself,the deadline for the writing contest.Meanwhile,Bhaskar brought Naina and Payal to shop.He just didn't know how to cheer Payal up for he was trying to indirectly flirt with her through Naina but it didn't bring any fruitful results on Payal's face.Payal tried to indulge herself in getting nice clothes for Naina and got her to go to the dressing room and try them.

Just then,Bhaskar received Sudha's phone call.

Bhaskar:Hi aunty..kaise ho??

Sudha:I'm fine...where are you??

Bhaskar:Out shopping with Naina and Payal...

Sudha:Hhmm could you drop by for a while..Bharti told me that she would ask you to drop by for a while...

Bhaskar:We would love to...Actually aunty,can you do me a favour??

Sudha:Kya baat hai??

Bhaskar:Actually Payal bohati upset hai..Main kuch bhi kar ke usse khush dekhna chahthi hoon..Par...

Sudha:Hhmm...she hasn't talked to Bharti yet??

Bhaskar:Aap ko bhi yehi lagti hai na??Bharti hasn't called her yet...

Sudha:Uffo yaha bhi aise hi hai..Yeh Armaan bhi kuch aise hi hai..But he had gone out today and it's already evening now...And he hasn't returned yet!!

Bhaskar:Ok,i'll drop by there for early dinner...If you don't mind...

Sudha:Not at all Bhaskar..I'll be waiting for you...

Bhaskar:Ok bye aunty....


~Jab Lurve Hua Part 96~

Sudha:Arre wah...Kya choice hai!!

Armaan:Choice??Maa,aap yeh kaha..Bharti!!

Sudha:Usse yeh restaurant pasand hai aur tumhe bhi...That's why..What a selection!!!

Armaan:Maa,stop it!!!

Sudha:Hayye...kaash woh yaha baith thi mere saath....Armu,seriously yaar...I miss my bahu!!!

Armaan:Toh jaayiye na..jaa kar kaho aapke bete ko maaf kare...

Sudha:Maafi??Main kuch samjhi nahin...

Armaan:Kuchh nahin!!

Sudha:Maafi???

Armaan:Maa,maine kaha na kuch nahin!!

Sudha:Kuch toh hua hai..

Armaan:(murmured to himself)"Apna mu bandh rakho warne Maa ke saath sach ka saamna khelna padega..."(grinned sheepishly) Maa,khaana khaaye??

Sudha:(thought to herself)"Is waiter ko abi aana tha.."..Waise Armu..

Armaan:Maa..

Sudha:What?

Armaan:Aapko koi table manners nahin hai kya?Khaathe waqt baat nahin karna chahiye..

Sudha:(felt irritated)Oye,table manners ke baap!!Chup raho..Main tumhare tarkeeb achi tarha se samajh chuki hoon..

Armaan:Tarkeeb?Kaisa tarkeeb?

Sudha:Bano matt!!

Naina:Hi Armaan uncle..

Bharti saw Naina rushing to the table where Armaan was seated and looked away.

Bharti:So this was what you guys were trying to hide..

Sanjana:Well..

Alisha:Apparently..for if we did tell you earlier,you would have requested to go to another restaurant and we are already so hungry..Aur waise bhi we only saw him after we've ordered..

Bharti looked towards the table where Armaan and Sudha were seated.

Sudha:Hi Naina..you look very nice..

Naina:Thanks aunty..

Sudha:Having dinner with your mama?

Naina:Yes aunty..Mama brought me to the beach today..

Sudha:Really??Wow..did you enjoy yourself??

Naina:Yes,a lot but Mama but sad..Sanju did brought us here to make Mama happy..

Sudha:Your Armaan uncle is also a little sad..Never mind;i think your mama's calling you..

Alisha:Hi armaan..Hi aunty..Naina come, your food's ready..

Armaan:Hi Alisha,received your note..Thanks for that!!

Alisha:Ahh you're welcome..If i don't go right now,someone might kill me..Will talk to you later,k??Bye..

Armaan:Bye..

Naina went back with Alisha and they started to eat.

Naina:Mama..

Bharti:Yes sweetie..

Naina:Armaan uncle was looking sad..and so do you!!

Bharti:(frozen with shock as she looked at Naina)No..No dear..I'm not sad!!Come,let's eat..

Bharti looked around but she couldn't stop looking at Armaan's table.She didn't expect Armaan to actually look at her as well and she promptly turned away and continued eating.

Armaan:Who told you that I'm sad?

Sudha:You aren't?

Armaan:No,i'm not..

Sudha:Main subah se notice kar rahi hoon..Aur tum..Why didn't you invite Bharti over?

Armaan:Why should I,Maa?She came with her friends..

Sudha:Ok fine,but what's with Alisha writing you a note?

Armaan:It was written by Alisha and Sanjana..

Sudha:But what?

Armaan:I was in a bad mood and they just tried to cheer me up,that's all..

Sudha:Hah..I knew it!!Jaldi bol ki baat kya hai..

Armaan:Maa..

Sudha:Look Armu,I've had enough of distractions..Just tell me..Don't worry;your secret's sealed with me..

Armaan:Ok fine..Bharti and I are not on talking terms..

Sudha:Okay..What was it about this time round?

Armaan:A cup of coffee..

Sudha:You asked her for a cup of coffee??

Armaan:I did,a few days back but she either said she was busy or she was running late..

Sudha:Okay..I actually can't see a problem here,Armu..

Armaan:I sought Payal's help..(narrated whatever that happened between them at MU yesterday)

Sudha:Desperate!!

Armaan:And now Bharti isn't talking to me or Payal..

Sudha:Hhmm..I don't understand why you need to ask for help from anyone to help you succeed in your love..Can't you just deal with it yourself??I mean,it's ok if you needed suggestions or ideas but it should be you who's ultimately implementing them..As far as this plan was concerned....Achi hai par it backfired for it has crossed the limits!!

Armaan:Haan Maa..

Sudha:Hhmm so what are you going to do about it?

Armaan:I seriously have no clue..I'm still thinking..

Sudha:Didn't yuor friends give you any ideas..Ahh Jiya...didn't she??

Armaan:Yeah she did..

Sudha:Do you mind telling me?

Armaan:To convince Bharti that I no longer love her and perhaps divert my attention to some other girl..

Sudha:Is ladki ka main kya karoo!!

Armaan:Maa, I'm not in favour of her plan..

Sudha:Arre wah,when did my son get his brains back??

Armaan:Maa..

Sudha:What?

Armaan:But if Bharti isn't happy with this "love", then I intend to forget this entire chapter and perhaps just be friends with her..I don't wish to put up a pretense in front of her..

Sudha:(pinched his cheek)So sweet!!How I wish Bharti had heard all of it..

Armaan:Waise, aapko yeh nahin lagta ki aapki bahu kuch zyaada hi over-react kar rahi thi??It was just a cup of coffee..

Sudha:Woh toh mujhe tumse poochna hai..Agar tum ek coffee ko le kar itna zyaada drama kar sakte ho,toh meri bahu over-react kyun nahin kar sakti??(looked intently at Armaan)Bura lag raha ai?

Armaan:Bohat zyaada..

Sudha:Aww..idhar aao..(went over to Armaan and hugged him)

Just then,Armaan's mobile rang.

Sudha:Who is the one ruining the perfect moment??Chal baat kar;main washroom ho ker aati hoon...

Armaan:Ok Maa...

Sudha pushed the door of the washroom and she was pleasantly surprised to see Bharti washing her hands.Sudha smiled widely and went inside.

Sudha:Hi Bharti..

Bharti:Mom,hi...

Sudha:Naina came over to talk to me but you didn't..What's wrong??

Bharti:Nothing,Mom...

Sudha:Acha??Toh tumne waha kyun nahin aayi Naina ke saath??

Bharti:Woh main..

Sudha:Mujhse naaraaz ho??

Bharti:Nahin Mom..aisi koi baat nahin hai...Main aapse kyun naaraaz rahungi??

Sudha:Toh phir kal tum ghar aa rahe ho..

Bharti:Mom,main kal nahin aa paaongi..

Sudha:Oh come on Bharti,kitne din ho gayi hai tumhe dekh kar...

Bharti:Mom,kal main Mahi ke ghar jaa rahi hoon ek project ke silsile mein...Aur Naina Bhaskar ke saath bahar jaa rahi hain..Maybe i can ask Bhaskar to drop by to see you...Ok??

Sudha:Ok that's great..but that doesn't mean that you'v eescaped....You better make it to home soon to meet me or else you will have to have an appointment to meet me....Waise kaise ho tum???Theekh toh ho??

Bharti:Main...er..(pauses for a while)Haan Mom,main theekh hoon...

Sudha:Acha??Mujhe toh aisa nahin lagta....Dekho...I know how hard it is being a single parent juggling between work,studies and now Naina...Please take good care of yourself,will you??

Bharti:Mom,aap bewaja chinta kar rahe ho...I'm fine..

Sudha:Ok..i'll see you soon,k??

Bharti:Sure,Mom...Aap apna khayal rakhiye..theekh hai??(Sudha nodded in agreement and left from there)

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 95~

~ArBi Dinner~

Alisha and Sanjana had come to MU with Naina. Naina had run to Bharti who was talking to Raj outside her cabin.

Naina:Shall we go,mama?

Raj:Aww,where are you going Naina??

Naina:To the beach..

Raj:Will you bring me along?

Naina:Okay..

Raj:So sweet..Hhmm i can't come as i am busy..But i'll come to your house soon to meet you,ok?

Naina:Okay Raj uncle..

Raj:Call me Raj..no uncle,ok??

Naina:Okay,Raj..

Raj:Ahh that's so much soothing to hear...

Bharti:Ok Raj,i'll get going first..Don't forget to email me,k?

Raj:Woh sab chod..No worries..Goa nd enjoy yourself!!Bye..

Bharti:Bye..

It was an hour since Bharti had left from Men's Universe. Jiya and Raj just got back after getting the date of Sunny's fashion show fixed without any problems left unsolved in the technical department.Raj went to his cabin to take a look at Bharti's file while Jiya went to meet Armaan before leaving.

Meanwhile,Armaan was reading a letter which Alisha had left for him before she had left with Bharti and Naina.

"Hey Armaan,

It's us,Alisha and Sanjana..Don't mind us if we're interfering but we did get to know of what had happened from Raj last night.We're jsut speechless..In fact,we really,especially Sanju,didn't expect to see a bold,romantic side in you..Compliments apart,Bharti is really ignorant at times(Armaan wondered if she isn't ignorant all the time or not)And people say that ignorance is bliss..Well it isn't so,definitely in your case..Bharti must be ignoring you right now but she'll come around,not to worry..Alisha's gyaan aka words of wisdom for you is to first earn her friendship back for that is the first,special bond that binds two strangers together and just love her with all your heart without letting her know about it..She hates guys who go behind her;we've seen so many cases where she had practically thrashed them real hard at university..And here we're looking for guys to come after us..Lollz,talk about desperation..We just wanted to lighten your mood so don't mind us,k??To tell you something frankly,you're the best guy in the planet right now who's actually wanting to tolerate Bharti's ridiculous nature at times..Ahh don't inform this to Bharti or else we'll be thrashed,that's for sure..(Armaan smiled widely at them and shook his head)We wish you all the luck always and forever..Ever need our help,do contact us...Lots of well wishes from both of us..

xx Alisha & Sanjana xx"

Jiya:Hey dude..

Armaan:Hi..

Jiya:So..

Armaan:So?

Jiya:Have you thought about it?

Armaan:thought about??What??

Jiya:My plan..Yaad dilaadoo??

Armaan:I'm not going to folllow your plan..

Jiya:Par kyun?

Armaan:First,I'm going to say sorry to her..

Jiya:You already tried doing that but you failed,remember??

Armaan:And tell her that I'll fulfill her wish..and only if she wants,then we'll be friends..I hope to earn my friendship back first!!

Jiya:Nice thought..

Armaan:Thanks..And be a sincere friend first..

Jiya:Arre wah..and you're really going to forget your love??

Armaan:I intend to,if that's what she wants..

Jiya:What a great sacrifice..Seriously?

Armaan:Yes Jiya,seriously..

Jiya:May you attain failure in doing so..

Armaan:Jiya!!(she pretended to look elsewhere but looked at Armaan after some time)

Jiya:What?

Armaan:Please..

Jiya:What are you trying to do?

Armaan:Make Bharti happy..And no more discussions on this!!

Jiya:Your phone's vibrating..Ok yaar,I'll leave first,k?

Armaan:I'll drop you off??It's a message from Maa..

Jiya:Ok..Raj's still working..

Armaan:I"m meeting Maa for dinner outside..Don't know why she had this weird idea of having a candle-lit dinner with me..

Jiya:Awww Sudha aunty is so,so cute!!!

Armaan:I'll pass her your compliments..

Jiya:Good and do tell her that I miss her awesome samosas especially int he rainy weather..

Armaan:Chal..

Bharti changed her clothes into her casual wear,a green T-shirt and jeans and spent a wonderful time with Naina building sandcastles.They were having a competition on making the best sandcastle while Alisha and Sanjana were the judges.Both Alisha and Sanjana noticed Bharti.

Sanjana:Do you notice something,Alisha??

Alisha:That the day is alomst coming to an end?

Sanjana:Uffo,not that..

Alisha:Bharti becomes a child herself when she's with Naina..Just look at her in the cometitive spirit..

Sanjana:It's as if Bharti isn't 23 years but rather a 4- or 5-year old...

Alisha:We've always seen her happy but not as excited and joyous as this..

Sanjana:Oh Alisha..why are we sounding like..

Alisha:Parents??(both of them bursted out laughing)

Sanjana:Ok,time's up gurlzz!!

Alisha:Very good competition by the way..

Bharti:Thank you,and the winner is..

Sanjana:Let the drums roll..

Naina:But Sanju didi,there are no drums here..

Alisha:You're absolutely right Naina..so,let the sands fall from our hands..and the winner is..

Sanjana:Before that,whoever who loses,she shouldn't be sad;she should be a sport and congratulate the winner..Cool??

Bharti:Cool..and the winner is..

Alisha:Undoubtedly..Naina!!!!

Bharti pretended to be sad in front of Naina who went over to Bharti.Bharti almost shocked her for she hugged Naina instantly and kissed her forehead.

Bharti:You're the best,Naina..If only my castle hadn't collapsed..

Naina:That's called luck,mama..

Bharti:Arre..who taught you this?

Alisha:Of course,the very talented Sanjana..

Sanjana:And ALsiha@

Bharti:Hhmm..I've got a brill idea..Why don't we make a huge sandcastle??

Naina:Yay!!

Sanjana:Awesome,come on..

Alisha:And then we'll capture the moments and head for dinner!!

In the midst of making the sandcastle,Mahi dropped by and Bharti excused herself while Sanjana,Alisha and Naina continued.

Bharti:Mahi??I tohught we were meeting in an hour's time..

Mahi:Well i met Raj who told me where exactly you were headed off to..And since I was done with my work,i'm here..You seem to be having lots of fun..

Bharti:For the sake of Naina..I want her to be happy always..Always!!

Mahi:Naina's very lucky to have you as her mom..

Bharti:I feel luckier for she gives me a direction in my life..She makes me smile..

Mahi:Aur Armaan?

Bharti:(looked at Mahi and slowly turned her face towards the setting sun)What about him?

Mahi:Bharti,he jsut..

Bharti:Mahi please,I just don't wish to get my mood spoilt by talking about him..I wiush to be happy..

Mahi:Sorry for interfering..

Bharti:You're not,Mahi!!Hhmm??You know perhaps everything happened for a reason and God is granting a big wish of mine..

Mahi:What?

Bharti:excuse me for a while..Naina's calling for me..

Mahi:Yeah,sure..

Mahi watched the intensity in the crimson colour of the sky slowly fading away and within seconds,the sky turned on a shade of magenta.She watched how God was simultaneously controlling the world. She looked at the sands and knelt down;grabbing hold of sand in her right hand.She held the sand grains tightly and it just got out from her hands at a rapid rate.She did so repeatedly.For a change,she held the sands gently which lasted for a longer time before she voluntarily let the sands fall from her hand.She thought about it deeply and all fo a sudden,she felt something.

"OMG!!(smiled widely)Ok i do not know what i just felt..I just realzied the problem between bharti and armaan..I really hope my interpretation is right.Armaan was trying to be close to Bharti and she's running fron his grip.Ok seriously that sounds pretty awful..But if he were to actually be gentle and patient..If he actually waits for her to realize his love for her,things could actually work between them...Now,isn;t that a natural and beautiful process???Okay,i don't know what God has in store for both of them but i surely want to include both of them in my prayers..They are very special friends of mine..Armaan's love is true and he totally deserves Bharti..Please make this work for both Armaan and Bharti..Pretty please,God..Ple-assee!!!"

Bharti:Mahi,shall we go??

Mahi:Sure,let's go..You've changed already?

Bharti:Yep and so did the rest..Sanju,let's get going..

Sanjana:Sure,i'm super hungry...

All of them headed to Gazebo Oriental for dinner. Bharti headed to the washroom. Meanwhile,Sanjana,Alisha,Naina and Mahi sat down.They were looking at the menu and thought about what to order.All of them ordered what they wanted and ordered something for Bharti as well.They were just chatting randomly and playing with Naina too.Naina wanted a glass of water to drink and Mahi called for the waiter.Sanjana told the waitress to bring a glass of water.Just then,Alisha and Sanjana saw familiar faces having seated a little distant from their table.

Sanjana:OMG!!

Mahi:What happened??

Bharti:Hi girls..have your ordered??

Mahi:Yeah Bharti..we've ordered..

Alisha:(whispered to Sanjana)Bilkul chup rehna warna kahi aur khaane ke liye jaane padega..

Sanjana:(whispered back)Uffo...ok ok..what a choice by the way...

Bharti:What are you two whispering about?

Alisha:Hehe..nothing!!

Bharti:Whatever....

Mahi:Sanjana,you were saying something,didn't you??

Sanjana:Haan,actually na....Ouchhh!!!!!!Alisha!!!!

Bharti:What now??

Alisha:Kuchh nahin....

Meanwhile,Sudha and Armaan were seated at the other table.Sudha turned around to hear a scream and she was totally surprised to see Bharti and Naina accompanied by her friends.

Sudha:Arre wah...Kya choice hai!!

Armaan:Choice??Maa,aap yeh kaha..Bharti!!

Sudha:Usse yeh restaurant pasand hai aur tumhe bhi...That's why..What a selection!!!

Armaan:Maa,stop it!!!

Sudha:Hayye...kaash woh yaha baith thi mere saath....Armu,seriously yaar...I miss my bahu!!!

Armaan:Toh jaayiye na..jaa kar kaho aapke bete ko maaf kare...

Sudha:Maafi??Main kuch samjhi nahin...