Jab Lurve Hua

Jab Lurve Hua

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 247~

Bhaskar:Sonali,what's the matter?What are you two hiding from me??
Raj:Actually Bhaskar,come to think of it,itz not a matter of just one issue..There are in fact,several issues which you do not know...Itz a real long story and perhaps this is not just the right time to discuss...
Bhaskar:I've been away from Mumbai for so long and you're...Spill it,Raj..
Raj:Sonu,just look around and see if Bharti's anywhere nearby while we go and have this conversation started over coffee..(Sonali nodded)
After quite some time,Bhaskar and Raj came back.
Raj:Any hopes,Sonu??(Sonali shook her head in despair)
Bhaskar:I'm still feeling light-headed from whatever you've just uttered to me,Raj..So much has happened and no one has bothered to even inform me about Bharti at all,not even herself??
Raj:Bhaskar,you should know her more than any of us yaar..
Bhaskar:Yeah Raj,that's the problem...Now i doubt it if i truly know her at all or not..Payal,too,didn't inform me about anything at all..(Raj and Sonali glanced at each other,feeling scared that their assumptions might turn out to be true)
Sonali:Bhaskar,does Bharti have any other number which we could gain access to??Actually we had planned a surprise farewell party at her place since the way Bharti left from MU wasn't too pretty!!However,right now,we've got no idea of where she is since her mobile is switched off!!
Bhaskar:Mahi??Jiya??
Raj:Mahi's with Naina at Bharti's place and if she were there,Mahi would have contacted us to inform us promptly..And Payal's..
Bhaskar:Doing her night shift..(paused for quite some time)
Raj:Asking Jiya is totally out of the question for she might prolly be at Armaan's place or with Armaan,trying to console him and i seriously hope that she's knocking sense into him to forget Bharti..
Bhaskar:Raj,you couldn't possibly deny the fact that if these didn't happen,there was still a chance that Armaan could win her heart...
Raj:Bhaskar,i can't believe that you're saying this...Bharti's your friend and it didn't matter to you at all that he had said all of these,hurting her so badly???
Bhaskar:I just don't know how to react right now,Raj....I'm in a mess in my personal life itself..(Sonali was shocked to see Bhaskar coming open but kept mum)Ohh wait,erm have you contacted her uni mates??Alisha and Sanjana??
Sonali:Bhaskar,we don't have their numbers yaar..
Bhaskar:Come,give me your mobile Sonu..(dialled Sanjana's number)Here,talk to Sanjana..
Sonali:Hhmm ok...(waited for Sanjana to take the call)Ermm hi,is this Sanjana??
Sanjana:Yeahh hi,who is this??
Sonali:Hiii,this is Sonali,Bharti's colleague from Men's Universe..
Sanjana:Yeahh hii...How can i help right now??
Sonali:Actually i wanted to know if i could talk to Bharti..Tried her mobile but it's switched off...
Sanjana:Ohhh dear she's not with me,Sonali...In fact if you could have called 2 hours back,i could easily give my mobile to her but she's not here at the moment...She headed out somewhere else...
Sonali:Any idea where she could be right now??
Sanjana:Maybe she's at home or...Or wait...She did mention something along the lines of wanting to meet Alisha..I'll SMS you Alisha's number in a bit,k??
Sonali:Thanks a lot Sanjana..It really means a lot!!
Sanjana:Sure!!Bye...(hung up)
~After some time~
Sonali received a text message from Sanjana.
xxxHeyy,tried Alisha's landline but she isn't picking it up so she's definitely not at home...Try Alisha's mobile--08453499321--xxx
Sonali instantly dialled Alisha's mobile number and Bhaskar and Raj were waiting eagerly,each of them standing beside her right and left shoulder respectively,trying to hear her out.
Sonali:Guyzz,stop it!!She hasn't even picked up the call yet...And you two are squeezing me!!!
Bhaskar:Oops!!
Raj:Sorry!!
Sonali:She's not picking up!!
Raj:Keep trying...For she's our only hope at the moment!!!(Sonali nodded)

Meanwhile....
Mahi called up Raj to check with him on Bharti's whereabouts.
Mahi:What??She's still not with you guyzz???
Raj:You heard me right Mahi...
Mahi:What now??
Raj:Sonali's trying Alisha's number while Bhaskar's trying Bharti's number simultaneously...Let's just pray that either of them is reachable!!!
Mahi:Damn it!!!It's all because of me...Arrgghh!!
Raj:Mahi,the last thing i want to hear from you is you blaming yourself entirely for this situation!!!Please yaar..Don't worry,we'll find Bharti...Where's Naina??
Mahi:She's with Payal..Payal just came back from her night shift..Naina's sleeping but we've gotta hurry for Payal said that she needs to leave soon..
Raj:Ok ok,let me think of something and i'll call,k??But please relax,hhmm??
Mahi:Ek minute Raj...
Raj:What is it,babe??
Mahi:Whenever Bharti's upset or mad or just down,she's at Rheo Pub,right??
Raj:Holy crap..Yeah!!!
Mahi:Check there..Maybe she's...
Raj:Ohh Mahi,i love you so much...
Mahi:Shuddup!!
Raj:Great..I'll check and call ya,k??And if she's there,i owe you BIG!!
Mahi:Yeah yeah,whatever!!Call me soon!!Bye..
Raj:Bye!!(hung up)Guyzz,any hope???
Sonali:Alisha did pick up once but i really couldn't hear her out...I..
Raj:Sonali,you're going to Bharti's place for Mahi might need you there...Bhaskar and i will head to Rheo Pub according to Mahi's suggestion of Bharti being there whenever she's really upset!!!Gosh,how could we have left that option out??
Sonali:Ohh yeahhh!!
Bhaskar:That's right...Ok,erm Sonu i might need a favour...Could you bring my suitcase to Bharti's place too??And just keep it there for the time being while Raj and i get there??
Sonali:Sure thing...
Raj:Let's get going..Come!!!
~1 Hour Later:Rheo Pub~
Bhaskar and Raj reached Rheo Pub,only to realize that it was totally packed with youngsters,destressing themselves with high pumped dance songs and hip-hop and street dance grooves.Both of them resisted the temptations to join these youngsters and headed to the bar to get themselves a drink each,in an attempt to just observe the place before questioning about Bharti.
Bhaskar:Hii,ermm..(showed Bharti's photo from his mobile)Seen her tonight??
Bartender:Yes,of course..She just left 5 minutes ago..
Raj:What??Where??
Bhaskar:What a stupid question,Raj??(looked at the bartender)Yeahh,was she with anyone??
Bartender:She was with 2 guyz and a girl..
Raj:2 guyzz??What is she doing with 2 guyzz??
Bhaskar:Main baat kar raha hoon na yaar...
Raj:Carry on...
Bartender:It seemed that your friend's friend was probably on a date..And the other guy mingled with your friend at the dance floor..
Bhaskar:How can you be so sure about that???
Bartender:The other guy was buying her drinks and she kept wanting more..And basically she's...Just totally in the party mood tonight!!Guess she's the most happiest tonight,after all...
Raj:Huh??Ermm,who was this guy after all??
Bartender:Not a regular though...As much as your friend,Bharti...
Raj:Ok so apparently,Alisha was on a date with a guy and Bharti had been mingling with Alisha's date's acquaintance...So she left with her friend,right??
Bartender:Actually,nope..
Bhaskar:On her own??
Bartender:With the guy she was mingling with,tonight...Isn't that obvious???
Bhaskar:WHAT??
Raj:WHAT??
Bartender:You heard me..Now get yourself excused since the queue is getting longer..(Raj and Bhaskar got out of Rheo Pub and into Raj's car;Raj resumed driving)
Raj:She actually left with some unknown guy??
Bhaskar:Alisha invited her on a double date...??
Raj:Well,i don't think so Bhaskar..I mean,Bharti's not interested,right??
Bhaskar:That's what i've known her for all these while but God only knows what's running in her mind these days..It's surely not in the right place tonight!!
Raj:Where do you want me to go now?
Bhaskar:Heyy,just pull over at the left..Sonu's calling??(Bhaskar answered the call)Haan Sonu,bol...What??Sanju called??What did she say??(paused and then looked at Raj)Ok,we're coming over..Bye!!(hung up)
Raj:What?
Bhaskar:Sanju had called to inform her that based on Alisha's call,Bharti's with her and there's nothing to worry about..
Raj:Okk,that doesn't even make any sense at all...So what??The bartender was lying??(Bhaskar parted his lips to say something but then shut his mouth as he pondered)
Bhaskar:Raj,Alisha's not lying either..Why would she??
Raj:The only possible way to find out is by going to her place..Bhaskar,i'll go to her place while you head to Bharti's place,k??You must be dead tired..
Bhaskar:Ok,drop me off first while i get this GPS system activated;i'll key in Alisha's address and it'll be easy for ya..
Raj:Just make up an excuse that i had an emergency,k??And i'll be back asap!!(Bhaskar nodded)
~Armaan's place~
Jiya:Armaan,i'm going to leave,k?But remember that we've got to fly to Goa tomorrow morning itself..
Armaan:Jiya,i don't think i can..
Jiya:Armaan,you can't ditch me at the last moment yaar..I've stuck by you till now and i'll always be there for you...
Armaan:Thanks Jiya..Hhmm ok,i'll try to make it...(Jiya decided not to compel him any further at the moment for he could possibly change his mind any moment)
Jiya:Good night,Armu...Don't worry about Aunty,k??Just give her some time,she'll be fine!!Hhmm??(Armaan nodded and locked the door after Jiya left from there towards her place)I wonder how Raj is;we didn't exactly leave things on a pretty note..But he had the right to be mad at me after all,since i've been increasing Armu's hopes via false promises...Darn it!!!!!Hate it when he's right!!(dialled Raj's number)
~Alisha's place~
Alisha had brought her date,Vedant,to her place.She had poured him and herself a glass of wine each and she had just sat on the sofa comfortably,creating the perfect ambience.It was after a long time that she dated someone who was worth her attention and she gazed at Vedant,who was sipping his drink.Just as she decided to sit a lil closer to him,the doorbell rang.
Alisha:(gritted her teeth in frustration and then opened her eyes to look at Vedant)I'm sorry..Just excuse me!!
Vedant:It's ok..Are you expecting anyone??
Alisha:None right now but it's just gonna take a minute,k?
Vedant:Sure..Just make it quick..
Alisha:Mm hhmm...(murmured rapidly out of frustration)I was about to make my move and there it had to go..Whoever it is,i am so gonna strangle him or her for almost ruining my date and my perfect moment!!(opened the door)Yes??(Raj turned around and smiled subtly)Raj,right??From Men's Universe???
Raj:You sure got that right,Alisha...You look stunning!!(Just then,Vedant voiced out to Alisha,asking for her washroom)
Alisha:(turned her face away from Raj)It's in my room,the first room you see from the dining table..Just turn right from there!!
Vedant:Got it...Thanks!!
Raj:Ooo...So you've brought your date to your place??
Alisha:What do you want,Raj??
Raj:Uff,chill Alisha..I'm not here to spoil your date in any way!!Just call Bharti out,i need to talk to her!!
Alisha:Raj,couldn't you have dialled her mobile number or checked her place instead??You needn't have come here...
Raj:FYI Alisha,i guess i had been doing that for the past few hours but her mobile's switched off!!!And you had called Sanjana to tell her she's with you...So,where is she??
Alisha:She's sleeping in my guest room..She's totally blanked out,hhmm??
Raj:I had gone to Rheo Pub just now and the bartender told me that she had left with your date's friend..So stop lying and tell me what's going on!!
Alisha:Ok fine...Bharti had left with Gaurav,Vedant's good friend and my mentor at work...He's a trustworthy person,Raj!!Actually Gaurav introduced me to Vedant and that's how things started...Knowing how atrociously awful day it had been for Bharti,i decided to let her have a blast when she came over to my place at around 6:30 pm..I brought her to Rheo Pub and introduced her to Gaurav and Vedant...I kinda made it a double date without Bharti's approval and since Gaurav has a liking for Bharti,i...I mean he....You do know what i mean,right???
Raj:WOW...So...Where is this Gaurav??
Alisha:I don't know...They left earlier than us...
Raj:Call him right now and ask where he is,right now and where Bharti is...Right Now!!!
Alisha:Raj,woh...
Raj:What??
Alisha:My mobile's inside...
Raj:How could you even let your best friend go off with some unknown guy??You may know him from work but does that mean you know him or his intentions personally??You let yourself get carried away in your date with who..Some Vedant and...God,what is so wrong with everyone today??You were my last hope,Alisha and now when i reach you,you tell me this??And may i know something...Why did you lie to Sanjana about Bharti??
Alisha:(gulped down her breath)Raj,Sanjana knows nothing about my date nor does she know anything about me bringing Bharti for a double date..If she got to know,i'd be totally screwed up!!Look,i had been so stressed out at work lately and i just wanted to go for a date and have some fun..When i told Gaurav about this,he introduced me to Vedant and i was really excited..I just wanted to make this a perfect night for me with no thoughts of whether it's going to be for a long term or not...It's been months since i actually went and had great fun on my date!!!Bharti was a lil mad initially but then she played along and agreed with me to have some fun just for the night,not thinking of anything at all...
Raj:I don't care Alisha...I can't believe that you would ditch your friend like that!!!
Alisha:I didn't ditch her,alright???In fact,i'm only thankful to Gaurav that he's attempting to mend my dear friend's world which was shattered,all thanks to your friend,Armaan!!!
Vedant:Alisha...What's...(tapped on Alisha's shoulder)Ermm...
Alisha:Vedant,actually this is my friend,Bharti's colleague..He was questioning about her...
Vedant:Alisha,i'm really sorry about tonight but i have an emergency..I've got to rush back to work for there's an important consignment that needs to sent instantly..Gotta get it delivered to an important client by tomorrow morning itself...
Alisha:Oh ok..(Vedant kissed her cheek)Nitezz..
Vedant:(whispered)I'll call you..(waved to her before looking at Raj,knowing that he had seen him somewhere but he just couldn't recall)
Raj:This is your date???
Alisha:Raj..Yeahh!!Thanks to you that my date got ruined...!!
Raj:You're totally welcome for that and now you're coming with me to find Bharti!!
Alisha:Let me get my mobile at least..
Raj:I'll be waiting for you in my car..Hurry up!!

~After Several Hours~
Raj:This is crazy!!!(stopped his car in the middle of a deserted road and got out,not knowing where he ought to go or what he ought to do)
Alisha:I'm...I'm sorry,Raj...
Raj:Why are you apologizing to me for??
Alisha:Cuz i created this mess!!!It was no need for me to go on a date tonight itself...I should have postponed it!!My friend needed me more than anything but i...
Raj:It's ok Alisha...I screw up most of the time..Mistakes happen,let it be...You wanted a night to yourself,without thinking about anything or letting anything come in the way..I get it and you acted on it and Bharti happily played along and perhaps even if i were in your shoes,i would have been happy for her,feeling so free and burdenless after whatever she had released from her heart at MU...She just needed a pair of wings to fly elsewhere,leaving everything behind...I know her and i can relate to her feeling but i would be more than happy if i got to know that she is in safe hands but right now i'm just so tensed...I'm having so much of missed calls but i can't answer any for i don't know where Bharti is...
Alisha:If it makes you any better..I'm...(pulled her ears and stood before Raj,gesturing him to forgive her)I'm truly sorry!!!She's my best friend,besides Sanjana and Rohan...And i shouldn't have done this at all!!It's all my fault..I should never have..(Raj hugged her and tried to console her)
Raj:It's ok Alisha...We'll figure something out...Come,let's keep searching!!!
~Next Morning~
The morning rays of the sun was directly hitting Bharti's eyes from the glass windows.She adjusted herself,having held the mattress with her and shifted to her right.She closed her eyes,vaguely feeling someone else's presence sleeping next to her.Just then,she opened her eyes instantly and shook her head,wondering if she was dreaming for a split second.She opened her eyes once again and saw someone.A Guy!!!!She abruptly got up despite the blinding sunlight and blinked her eyes in disbelief.By now,she was definitely confident that she wasn't dreaming.This was rather a nightmare!!!
"Gosh,i really shouldn't drink too much that i blank out completely,only to lie next to someone whom i don't even know...Damn it!!!I had spent the night with this guy??Whoever he is,i'm so screwed up!!!What the hell was i thinking last night??Drinking merrily in Alisha's happiness over finding a great date for her...Crap!!I should be sleeping next to my Naina and where do i find myself??God only knows!!!(took off the mattress away from her)Thank God i've got my dress on me..I'm sure nothing must have happened then...Well,i just hope so!!!Before he wakes up,i better grab my heels and leave...(scrammed from there and went outside,looking for an auto)
Just as she turned around,she saw a car.It probably belonged to the guy who brought her to his place.She was practically fuming with anger,just at the thought of the guy who brought her here.She felt as though the car was filled with unwanted,disgusting memories which were mocking at her right now.She instantly took a rock which was by her foot and aimed at the windscreen,crashing it into a million pieces before her very eyes.She looked around and dashed from there before getting caught.She ran further and thankfully,got into an auto,dialling Alisha's number.
Alisha was sleeping on her sofa when she heard her mobile ring.She was awakened by her mobile ringtone but as she stretched her arm,trying to locate her mobile with her eyes shut on the table next to the sofa,she fell off the sofa,hitting her head by the edge of the table.
Alisha:Oucchhh!!
Raj:You ok??
Alisha:Yeahh i'm...(opened her eyes instantly as she heard Raj)Raj,you didn't go off last night??
Raj:Sorry about that...You were totally berserk and i was way too tired to drive back home..So i just slept here,hope that didn't cause trouble for ya..(Alisha was rummaging through her handbag on the table and finally she found it)
Alisha:Oh,that's fine...Oh holy crap,Raj!!It's Bharti...Ok,sshh..I'll put her on loudspeaker mode..No noise,k??(Raj nodded)Bharti???
Bharti:Yes Alisha,it's me...Look,i'm coming over to your place...But before that,just go and pick Naina up for me while i'll change from your place...So,please leave your spare key around so that i can get inside...
Alisha:Ok,but where are you??I'll..
Bharti:Rehne do..Kal raat ke waje se main waise bhi bohat parishaan hoon...Gosh,i shouldn't have drunk in the first place and now i don't even know where i am,right now..I'm just thankful that i got an auto quick,right after i smashed the windscreen of his car...
Alisha:Whose car??(widened her eyes in shock as she realized that Bharti must prolly have freaked out and she looked at Raj who was glaring at her)Ermm Bharti,do you recall anything??
Bharti:Yes,of course...That my dear friend had a date last night and she must have had a super blast and she just can't wait to feed me the details but i'm so not interested at the point of time,alright Alisha???I can't believe i got drunk in your pursuit of happiness but little clue did i have that i would practically lose my own happiness in the process...
Alisha:So,you were with Gaurav last night,hhmm??
Bharti:Ahhh,your date's friend,am i right??
Alisha:Yeah,actually...
Bharti:Just shut up!!
Alisha:Arre,how am i supposed to know things would turn out this way??I expected him to be a gentleman enough to drop you home safe and sound...
Bharti:Ohh he very well did..Only that he was too much of a gentleman that he considered much safer for me to sleep next to him on his bed in his place...Arggghhh!!!
Alisha:Bharti,i'm really sorry yaar...You should have stopped me na???I mean..I just wish i could reverse this whole situation around...
Bharti:Ohh wow,that will be super terrific..If only you had a time travelling machine right now,Alisha...
Alisha:Ouchh,my head!!!It's already hurting Bharti..You don't have to rub salt to my head with the endless taunts....
Bharti:Anywayzz i'll be reaching your home soon...So please help me out and get my stuff as well from home...Just tell Payal that i had been at your place all along,k??And whatever that happened last night...It is only between you and me,alright??(Raj winked at Alisha and smiled)
Alisha:Yeahh,i'm gonna have to call you back,k??Bye!!(hung up)What's the smile for,Raj??
Raj:Nothing...Just at the thought of your promise to your friend about how last night's just between you and her!!
Alisha:You're not going to spill any of these to anyone,are you??To your close colleagues and all??
Raj:Ahh,what a lovely thought that must be but seriously,how can you even think so lowly of me,Alisha??
Alisha:Arghh,it's my head..(Raj smiled and patted her head)
Raj:I promise you..
Alisha:What?That you'll tell??
Raj:Shut up Alisha..I promise i won't tell a soul about any of this,not even to Bhaskar or Jiya...Hhmm??(Alisha smiled and gazed at Raj who looked at her as well;just then,both of them realized that Alisha should hurry)
Alisha:I better get going,excuse me...(headed to the washroom)
Raj:(just then,he heard his mobile ring)Think of the dear devil and here she's calling me...(picked up)Heyy Jiya,what's up??
Jiya:Shouldn't i be asking you that since you had not picked up any of my calls since last night???I was dead worried for you but i got even more frustrated when you were not picking up...What the hell's your prob??
Raj:Uff actually i..(bit his tongue as he was about to blabber about Bharti's absence)I was busy...And i just didn't want anyone to call me while i was busy...
Jiya:Not even me??
Raj:Yeahh,not even you...
Jiya:Raj,i just called because....Ok,it's just that i'm getting what you're trying to say or have been trying to convince me ever since Bharti and Armaan got married....
Raj:Aha,so??
Jiya:You're...You're right,ok??
Raj:I'm right??
Jiya:Yeahh,there i've said it!!
Raj:Why do i feel as though you don't feel it??
Jiya:Damn you Raj...Isn't it enough that i've admitted that you're right??Now you want me to feed your ego??
Raj:Heyy,it wasn't meant to feed my ego..I just want you to mean what you say...
Jiya:I mean it,ok??I won't coax Armaan into thinking about Bharti...I would want him to move on in his life now,alright??
Raj:That's much much better Jiya!!I'm really relieved to hear that from you...
Jiya:Have you heard anything from her as of yet??I mean,she wasn't really in the..You know,she wasn't supposed to leave MU like that...I just felt so pissed with myself in a way,actually...
Raj:Becuase you got drunk and you feel that you gave Armaan a chance to vent his anger on Bharti??
Jiya:Yeahh,isn't it so??
Raj:Not exactly,Jiya for if it weren't for you,it would be through some other reason that Armaan would vent out his frustration on Bharti...And by the way,aren't you supposed to be well-versed with his anger??
Jiya:Shut up Raj...
Raj:(smiled)Chill Jiya...!!And you don't worry about Bharti...She's going on a vacation with Alisha and Sanjana and as long as they are there for her,nothing's gonna break her down...It's a perfect time for her to take a break and have a good vacation!!
Jiya:That's real sweet of her uni mates...I just hope things get sorted out for her real soon....By the way,i'm also heading to Goa with Armaan..He almost ditched me at the last moment...
Raj:Where are you two going???
Jiya:Uff Raj,don't you remember??We were supposed to head to Goa for the exclusive photo shoot with the international models???With Mr Farhan assisting us??
Raj:Oh crap,i totally forgot about it...In the midst of all the tension,i had forgotten about it but i'm glad that Armaan's also having a break..Actually,it's not really a break,is it??
Jiya:Well,not really but it's definitely better than him staying locked up in his room...He was so gloomy and shattered ever since he got to know that Bharti had heard whatever he had shouted at her at the hospital...Who wouldn't???
Raj:What time's the flight??
Jiya:One more hour before the scheduled time for the plane to fly...
Raj:And you're giving me the details now??
Jiya:It's ok Raj...You don't have to head to the airport...I just need a small favour from you!!
Raj:Aha,and that will be...
Jiya:Could you check on Sudha aunty??She hasn't talked to Armaan ever since she got to know about the whole incident...
Raj:And i bet Armaan hasn't managed to talk to his mum out of guilt as well??
Jiya:Yepzz...
Raj:Don't worry,it'll be taken care of,by the time he gets back home from Goa!!!
Jiya:Pakka??Pakka ki tum bhool nahin jaaoge??
Raj:Pakka promise Jiya..Lo tumhaari tasalli ke liye,maine reminder bhi rakh diya hain,k??
Jiya:Ok,it's time to go...Send my love to Khushi and Niyati and our dear babe,Nidhi,hhmm??
Raj:(smiled)Sure,now don't miss the flight because of me...Go!!Take care...
Jiya:You too..Bye!!(hung up)
~Bharti's place~
Alisha:Good morning Payal...(entered as Payal stood by there,opening the door)Sorry,i should have called..You must have been sleeping na??
Payal:No ALisha,i was barely sleeping..I thought you'd bring Bharti along with you...
Alisha:She's getting ready..I'm actually here to pack some of her's and Naina's clothes for the weekends..
Payal:Weekend??But where are you suddenly whisking them off to,huh??
Alisha:Payal,you forgot??Uff!!!Rohan's wedding is this weekend,hunn..Does that ring any bells???
Payal:Oh crap,i totally forgot about it Alisha!!I'm so sorry...In fact,i had been so paranodi about Bharti these past few days that i...
AlishaForget it..Anywayzz,i'll start packing,k?
Payal:I'll make you breakfast...You haven't eaten,have you??
Alisha:Nope,but that is surely no compensation!!
Payal:There's more along the way,so no worries!!(Alisha smiled and as she turned around,she was extremely shocked)
Alisha:Bhaskar??OMG,is that you??(pinched him)
Bhaskar:Ouchh!!Thanks but i'm already awake,Alisha!!
Alisha:Oops,i'm sorry about that..I'm just in shock!!When did you come back??
Payal:Last night,11 plus from London..
Alisha:(thought to herself)Exactly around when Raj made me change and follow him search for Bharti..What a night it was!!
Payal:What are you thinking??
Alisha:Oh gurl,i'll be super late..Bharti must be waiting!!Let me pack her stuff!!Let me gues,you aren't coming either??
Bhaskar:(embraced Payal from behind)I'm really sorry Alisha..In fact,if i had returned earlier,i would have come and attended the cocktail parties,wedding and the reception but right now,my wifey needs me!!But if she's free,i'll bring her with me to Goa,hhmm??
Alisha:Ohho love birds..Alright,which means i can still be a lil hopeful,right??
Bhaskar:Absolutely!!
Alisha:If i keep talking,i'll forget why i had even come here in the first place..(headed to Bharti's room and closed the door)
Just at that instant,Payal let her anger and staunch irritation get the better of her,shoving Bhaskar away from her.
Bhaskar:Payal,what's wrong jaan??You've been avoiding my calls when i was in London and even last night,i left a message for you to pick me up at the airport but you didn't even turn up at all!!Just do me a favour by telling me what's wrong...
Payal:Let go of my hand,Bhaskar...I don't want anyone to know what's going on between us...And right now,i need to make breakfast..(Bhaskar let go of her wrist)
Bhaskar:From last night,i got to know how naturally you could act in front of so many people...But just so you know,you'll definitely have to talk to me openly about everything!!(headed to bathe)
After having had breakfast with Payal and Bhaskar,Alisha and Naina went to her place via Alisha's car after picking up Sanjana.Naina was very excited to go out with her mama,which she normally don't get to do these days as Bharti's extremely busy with work and studies.Therefore,whenver Bharti brings her out,she makes the most out of the trip and this time round,she was extremely elated and ecstatic.
~Mayank's place~
Niharika:Mornin' Mayu..Wake up!!(Mayank took another pillow,adjacent to him,and covered his face)Idiot Mayu!!
Mayank:(barely woke up)I'm not an idiot,Nihu...
Niharika:(took the pillow away from his face)Yes,you are and if you aren't,then wake up!!(pulled Mayu's hand and made him sit upright)
Mayank:You're such a pain, i tell ya..It's the weekend for God's sake!!Let me sleep na??
Niharika:No,you're not..You promised me you would accompany me to the mall to shop..
Mayank:Niharika,why are you bent on torturing me and my weekend??
Niharika:I'm so not,alright??In fact,i'm stocking up on ingredients for our dinner with Mahi..You've invited her for tomorrow,right??(Mayank blinked his eyes in disbelief and rubbed them)So,eat your breakfast and get ready,k??(left from there)
Mayank:Shux!!I thought i told Nihu about cancelling the dinner plans..(thought for a while)Ohhh right,i only suggested that it's not the right time to let Mahi come over for dinner but Nihu just ourightly turned down my suggestion..Today,i've got to somehow tell her that Mahi won't be coming!!(headed to the washroom)
~Alisha's place~
Sanjana was utterly shocked to hear from Raj that he had spent the night at Alisha's place and confronted her in her kitchen while Raj was talking to Bharti and Naina.
Sanjana:What do you mean by Raj sleeping here??
Alisha:Sanjee,it's just what you've heard..That's the exact meaning!!Bharti and i had a couple of drinks last night and we came back to my place..That's how we saw Raj waiting outside my place and since you had apparently Sonali that Bharti's here,she must have called Raj and informed him,hhmm??Plus he wanted to talk to Bharti too...
Sanjana:That still doesn't explain why he was sleeping here..Wait a sec,is there something going on between you two??
Alisha:(widened her eyes in shock)Geez!!No Sanjee!!!I had a date last night,alright??
Sanjana:What????(Alisha turned away instantly,feeling like such an idiot for blabbering)You had a date and what was Bharti..(Alisha interrupted Sanjana promptly with a thunderbolt excuse)
Alisha:Bharti's my date,hhm??
Sanjana:Really??
Alisha:Now,why are you looking at me as if you don't believe me??Come on,it was a long while since we've been on girl dates...
Bharti:Uffo,what's worng with you two??We're running late..Chalo!!(brought Sanjee with her)
Alisha:Phew!!Baal baal bach gayi!!
Raj:So..(startled Alisha)How many lies has it been??
Alisha:None..
Raj:Ass that to your list of lies!!
Alisha:I'm leaving..Bye!!Actually hold on,i'll SMS you the tale which i just told Sanjee,just in case she were to contact you,so please keep the story straight!!Can i trust you to do that??
Raj:Sure thing...I'll get going as well..Bye!!
Alisha:Bye!!
Raj:(went outside to meet Bharti and Naina who's already made themselves comfy in the Lexus car which was an open-type sports car)By the way,where is Rohan's wedidng??
Bharti:Goa..We're headed there for the weekend..Care to join us??
Raj:I'd lurve to Bharti,but right now i've got some personal stuff to sort out..Heyy,wait!!(Alisha was about to drive off)Where did you say you were going??
Bharti:Goa!!
Alisha:(turned up the jukebox)Letz go..Bye Raj!!!(Off they went and it just hit Raj then)Oh crap!!Jiya and Armaan are headed to Goa as well..And they'll be there for the weekendzz too..(slapped his forehead and shrugged)askar

Friday, March 16, 2012

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 246~

Sonali kept knocking on Mahi's cabin door but to no avail.
Sonali:Mahi,please meri baat suno na...Mujhe sach much inn sabke baarein mein koi khabar nahin thi aur agar mujhe khabar hoti,kya main tumse share nahin karti???
Mahi:Sonali,just leave me alone!!!And i mean it..Just GO!!!!
Sonali:Mahi,i'm not leaving you anywhere....Right now,both of us need each other and you very well know it!!!
MahI:(unlocked her cabin door and walked to her desk while Sonali quickly got inside and locked the cabin door)What do you want??
Sonali:(took Mahi's right hand and placed it on her head)Tumhaare kasam Mahi...Maine kuch bhi nahin kiya tha!!Yeh sab...(looked elsewhere)
Mahi:(looked at Sonali through her glistening tears)Yeh sab kya??Sonu,(raised Sonali's chin and turned it towards her)Kya,Sonu???
Sonali:Vinita aur Ash!!
Mahi:Kya??(Sonali nodded)Ash??
Sonali:Usne yeh sab kuch Shreya ke naukri ko khatre mein dhalne ke liye kiya tha aur apne naukri ko waapas lene ke liye kiya tha..Aur Vinita Mayank par vaar karna chahthi thi taaki woh directly Bharti par asar padhe..Yeh sab pata lagaane se pehle yeh sab kuch ho gaya..Maine aur Raj ne poori koshish kiya tha par...Mahi,i'm...
Mahi:Aur yeh photograph???
Sonali:Bataa nahin ki kis manoos ghadi mein mujhe yeh photograph Raj ne dikhaayi thi...Aur upar se usne yeh tasveer mujhse lena bhool gaya tha aur agar yeh sab kaafi nahin tha,toh mere pyaare boyfriend ko apna tiffin bhoolna tha aaj ke din hi aur mere saas...Arrgghh!!!I really don't know what her problem is but i know one thing for sure..She's trying to break me and Pushpak up...(Mahi smiled out of nowhere)Arre,tum hass rahe ho??Thank God,kam se kam mere saas kuch toh kaam aaya!!(Sonali wiped Mahi's tears)Mujhe apne dosti nahin khoni thi...Tumhaare dosti ke bina main kaise..
Mahi:Ab yeh melodrama band karogi??Tumhe waqay mein laga ki humaari dosti par asar ho sakti hain??Don't be an idiot,Sonu!!
Sonali:We're cool then,Mahi??
Mahi:No we are not,Sonu!!!Sirf tumhaare kaaran maine abhi tak Armaan kuch bhi nahin bataaya tha aur ab dekho??Sab kuch khul gayi hain aur ab bata nahin ki kya hona baaki hain...
Sonali:Mahi,trust me yaar...Mujhe sach much iski khabar bilkul nahin thi..In fact,maine Ketki ko bhi warn kiya tha..
Mahi:Ketki??
Sonali:Actually Mayank aaya tha na tumse baat karne uss din jab humaare presentation hua tha??
Mahi:Go on...
Sonali:Actually rumours phelne lag rahi thi..Maine Ketki ko dhamki di thi ki aisi ulti kahaani shuru nahin karne ke liye warna uss naukri gayi haath se..Aur uske baad aisa kuch nahin hua tha aur mujhe laga ki sab theekh tha jab tak maine Ash ko dekha tha..Aur woh photograph bhi aur maine Raj se kahaa tha thoda sa spy work karne ke liye...Par hum dono ko kuch exact nahin bata tha ki kya hona waala tha...
Mahi:FYI, yeh baatein sirf khabar nahin hain,bhalke humaare website par bhi hain...
Sonali:Kya???
Mahi:It's preposterous!!Just look at the edition...
Sonali:Mahi,i'm..(went towards Mahi after taking a look at the website which was opened on Mahi's laptop)I really didn't expect it...
Mahi:I don't know what to make of this,Sonu...Now,all anyone could possibly think of me is that i'm this sick,cheap,conniving colleague of Bharti's who's apparently slept with Bharti's fiance and am so cool with it...
Sonali:Mahi,it's not that bad na...
Mahi:Sonu,what could be so worse than losing one's dignity,trust to a bunch of media bent on making the most out of this kinda scoop???
Sonali:You're worried about your friendship with Bharti...If this is your state,have you thought about Mayank??What he must be going through??
Mahi:Why do you even care,Sonu??In fact,why should i care about him when it's all because of him??If he had told Bharti the truth in the first place that both of us aren't in love,this wouldn't have happened...First,Bharti misunderstood everything and now things got so worse that..That...Arrghhh,how am i even going to face Bharti???And Armaan??I ruined it for him!!!Sonu,i ruined everything..Damn!!!!(unlocked the door and stormed from there,only to be confronted by Armaan and Jiya;Sonali stood behind Mahi,frozen with shock)
~Trends~
Bharti and Raj entered Mayank's cabin,much to Shreya's shock.
Bharti:Mayank...
Mayank:Bharti,tum???
Raj:Ermm Bharti,main MU mein intezaar karunga,ok??(Bharti nodded;Raj left from there and bumped into Shreya who followed him to the lift lobby)What do you want,Shreya??
Shreya:Raj,is Bharti alright??
Raj:Now,what do you mean by that??
Shreya:You know the whole article,thingy??She must be so shattered after knowing what Mayank sir did behind...
Raj:Just stop,ok??(Shreya looked confused)How can you even think that of your very own boss??Or Mahi in that matter??Shreya,i know you are pretty new and naive in this industry but if you want to stick in this industry and especially in Trends,then you've really got to open your eyes and do something about trusting certain people who may ultimately sabotage you in the long run and may even rip you off your job!!!
Shreya:Raj..What??(The lift door closed just before she could clarify things with Raj)My job's in danger??
~Mayank's cabin~
Mayank:I'm...Bharti,i..
Bharti:Stop hesitating...I know that it's a really horrible situation to face right now..Mayank,just be calm,ok??
Mayank:You want me to be calm,Bharti???Are you out of your mind or something???Have you even noticed what's been written in the papers and all over the websites???
Bharti:Websites???(Mayank showed her some of the fashion websites,including Men's Universe's and Trends')Ohh crap!!
Mayank:I've put my informer into finding out about the publisher...Once i get hold of whoever who wrote this,i'm really going to tear him apart!!!I swear upon Radhika,Bharti!!!
Bharti:Mayank!!!!!STOP...Get a hold of yourself!!(paused for a while)You're not going to achieve anything by this...Even i got angry half an hour back when i read it but Raj explained to me that we've got to remain calm...
Mayank:This person,whoever he or she is,ruined my reputation in one go,Bharti and you're telling me..
Bharti:Yes,i'm telling you...Let it be!!!What do you think Mayank??That your anger is gonna impact the publisher??No Way!!In fact,they would love to see you in pain,cursing your own fate...Mayank,let's just say that now things are going to be much more easier...
Mayank:Excuse me??How exactly,Bharti??
Bharti:Well,that's because now i don't have to come in between you and Mahi any longer...Yeah,there's another point that now i've got to fake my anger at you for having betrayed my trust since you cheated behind my back...
Mayank:Bharti,i would never,in my wildest dreams,do such a thing to you...
Bharti:Uffo Mayank,i can't be happy for you right now,na??This is all a pretense,that's all...We'll give back what the media gave us...
Mayank:Huh??
Bharti:The media expects me to be mad at you..Well let's show it to them...And trust me,you go and find out who did this while i'll make sure that no one ever comes in between you or Mahi...(paused for a while)
Mayank:(thought to himself)Crap!!Ab yeh Mahi ka chapter hamesha ke liye khula hi rahega...Main yahaa khatam karne ki koshish kar raha hoon par woh chapter band hona ka naam hi nahin le raha hain...Ek second,yeh bahaana bhi toh main use kar sakta hoon na??Mahi se door rehne ke liye??
Bharti:Waise Mayank,have you talked to Mahi??Even yesterday,you were supposed to talk to her and invite her over for dinner...
Mayank:Bharti,i've not..And i don't think it's a good idea right now..
Bharti:I don't believe you,Mayank!!!You're such a spoiler,do you know that???Come with me..
Mayank:Huh??
Bharti:Just come with me...Right now!!!

While Sonali stood before Pushpak and his mum outside her cabin,her mind actually flitted through the thoughtd of what Mahi and Armaan could be talking about.
Pushpak:Are you even listening to me Sonali??(Sonali didn't respond;she looked to her sides and she stopped as she saw Mayank and Bharti together)
Sonali:Pushpak,i'm done with standing and hearing you go on about how i've so-called insulted your mum's upbringing..Seriously i don't care at the moment..
Pushpak:Now,when did i even bring up anything on upbringing??(saw Sonali walk off without saying anything)
Madhura:Pushpak,don't you realize what i've just said?She doesn't care about you..You are the last person she's worried about right now..
Pushpak:Maa,right now she's tensed about her best friend..Why don't you just go home for the time being,hhmm??
Madhura:Pushpak??
Pushpak:Maa,seriously just leave!!And thanks for the tiffin!!(Madhura left while Pushpak fell in deep thoughts)"Could Maa be right after all?It's only been some time since Sonu and i had come together..No..Maa must probably be having some sort of a misunderstanding.."(saw Sonali in conversation with Bharti and Mayank)
Bharti:Sonu,woh sab chod..Yeh bataao ki Mahi kahaa hai?
Sonali:Kyun?Kuch kaam tha??
Bharti:Sonuu..Mahi kahaa hai??
Sonali:Woh..actually,woh..
Jiya:Sonu,thank God ki tum yahaa..(stopped herself as she saw Bharti and Mayank)Ermm hi guyzz..
Bharti:Jiya,where is Mahi??(Sonali held Jiya's palm)Jiya,speak up...
Jiya:Armaan ke cabin mein..(Bharti widened her eyes and looked at Mayank)
Bharti:Mayank..Go and talk to her right now!!
Mayank:What??I can't go and talk to her alone!!
Bharti:Oh really??You expect me to believe that??After whatever you've done behind my back,you're feigning innocence??(Mayank was literally shocked to hear Bharti's words but as he looked intently at Bharti's eyes,he realized that she was actually gesturing him to play along with her and act)
Sonali:(murmured to Jiya)Jiya, one doubt..Why is Bharti actually mad at Mayank??I mean,she surely already knows from Mayank's stupidity at Nirvana Hall,that he and Mahi are in love..I mean,isn't it a bit too late in reacting now??
Jiya:(murmured back)Actually,i was thinking that she's mad at Mayank for betraying her trust but you just made your point and it is driving me nutzz too but not as much as what's happening in Armaan's cabin for he's really pissed with Mahi..
Sonali:What????(Jiya looked at Sonali who practically shouted at her,bringing the attention of several eyes around them and Sonali tried to manage the situation)Mayank,i'll bring you to Mahi..Come...
Jiya:Yeahh..Come with us,Mayank...(Mayank went with Jiya and Sonali while Bharti heaved a sigh of relief from within)
Bharti was about to go to her cabin when she was stopped by Ketki and Sunny.Raj,who had just reached MU went towards Bharti.
Bharti:Yes Ketki??
Ketki:Ermm i don't know how to say it to you...But we all feel really bad for you Bharti...Such a shocking news and that too on your farewell day...It's really...
Sunny:Shocking and disgusting,i tell you...Par kya kare??Kismat agar kharab ho toh hum laakh chaahe badalne ki..Badalte hi nahin hain na??
Raj:Ho gaya tum dono ka,huh??(Sunny and Ketki almost jerked)
Bharti:Raj,ek minute...Ermm Ketki aur Sunny,iss waqt mujhe tum dono ki jhooti hamdardi bilkul bhi nahin chaahiye,ok??(left from there to her cabin and Raj too followed her)
~A Few Hours Later~
Bharti rinsed her face with the chilly waters running from the tap in the washroom.However,despite repeated attempts,she couldn't stop herself from thinking of what she had spat out in anger at someone who had been a special friend,ever since she got to know him.Pondering over the allegations that he had blindly put before her,she looked at herself in the mirror and smiled,knowing that she did nothing wrong after all.
She walked out of the washroom and headed to her cabin where she began to empty her shelf comprising of her books.It didn't matter how messed up her hair seemed;she just wanted to leave the office for good.
~Armaan's cabin~
Mayank was super pissed after hearing Bharti and the allegations that she had listed.Mayank clenched his fist in staunch anger and was about to advance towards Armaan but Mahi held his wrist firmly.
Mayank:What do you think you're doing??
Mahi:Mayank,right now there is no point in getting angry...No one here had any clue of this...And it's better that you go to Bharti for she needs you right now!!(Mayank's anger mellowed down a lil as he realized the point in Mahi's words;he looked down at his wrist and Mahi let go of his hand)I'm...
Mayank:(looked at Armaan)You better stay away from Bharti for good or else i'll personally handle you!!Let this be my first and final warning to you!!!(stormed out from there)
Raj:Dude,what the hell were you thinking???
Jiya:Mahi,Sonu and Raj,is it ok if i ask you guyzz to just leave him for a while??
Raj:Unbelievable,Jiya..After all these,you're..Whatever!!!(left from there,and Mahi and Sonu rushed to follow Raj to the member's lounge)
Jiya:You ok??
Armaan was not responding to her at all.All Jiya could see was tears streaming down from his eyes.She knew that he might probably ask her to leave him alone but she knew that right now,he needs her the most and she sat beside him on the floor,leaning her head against his shoulder and mildly whispering to him,"Armu,i'm here for you,don't worry!!".
~Member's Lounge~
Raj:She heard it all along and she didn't even give a clue of it??
Sonali:Seriously that's a HUGE surprise to me...
Mahi:Shocking,to be exact...In fact,if i were in her place,i would have practically defended myself or even shouted at him that moment itself...I mean,Armaan seriously shouldn't have said all those...I know he gets mad at Bharti,really mad but heyy,is that something to accuse her???
Sonali:Jiya got really drunk and she's a super close friend of Armaan's,so...
Raj:Really??So,if i were to say something like that of Mahi,you wouldn't have a problem huh,Sonu??
Sonali:What??
Raj:Your reaction just explained everything...You know something,Sonu??No one's got the right to get this mad at someone that he makes it even more formidable to even get the allegations out of her head...She was in a brittle condition and all he cared about was to shout it out from his chest??So what if Jiya got drunk??Jiya got drunk only because Jiya wanted to get drunk...We can't compel anyone to get drunk,and what does he even know about Bharti??(sipped his coffee)Bharti had the right to shout back at him and she just did that...I totally support her in this matter!!!
Mahi:We all do,Raj but does that solve everything???Armaan..You know how he is??
Sonali:Mahi,Raj is absolutely right..Armaan can't react this way every time he gets mad!!I mean he gets mad at us too but he has never reacted this way with us...Why is it that he gets so aggressive wherever Bharti is concerned???
Mahi:Sonu,he loves her for God's sake!!Don't you get it??I mean...
Raj:No,he doesn't!!He doesn't,Mahi and if he does,he can bloody well forget it!!!I'm not at all going to let this happen...Pehle Jiya aur ab tum...What the hell's wrong with you girls??
Mahi:What do you mean??You mean to say we are at fault??IT is clearly so evident that Armaan still has feelings for Bharti which he is not being able to express it to her...
Raj:I don't care but i'm not going to let him express it and ruin everything...
Mahi:Raj,stop it!!Are you out of your mind???(shook her head)This is getting more and more ridiculous!!We are sitting here trying to mend and eradicate the gap between Armaan and Bharti and here you are furthering and furthering the distance between them...
Raj:Don't you think that it's the best thing to do especially when your dear friend can't even understand when to say what exactly...Just imagine if anything were to happen to her then,what would he do??
Sonali:Raj..Par..
Raj:You listen to me,Sonu..I'm seriously sick and tired of explaining this over and over again to Jiya..God knows what she's talking to him about,right now...But things don't work like in the movies,alright??This is life--real life,which we are talking about!!!Just move on,get it??Carrying the emotional baggage with you is not going to help you at all in any way!!!
Sonali:(huffed)Ok,fine!!Ok,just relax..Mahi,you too!!
Mahi:Damn it!!If only the misunderstanding of Bharti's had been cleared earlier about me and Mayank,this wouldn't have happened...
Sonali:Now,how the hell would i know that this would get leaked out??And that too,like this??I had warned Ketki and it did work but how are we supposed to know that Vi...Ok,keep it down...Vinita's coming!!(the three of them sipped their coffee and just looked around)Waise Raj,what do you think we ought to do with Mahi,now that her secret's out??(Mahi had not thought that Sonali would even start a conversation with her "love affair" in the first place and Sonali raised her eyebrow)
Raj:Yeahh,i mean we are your best mates..At least you should have given us a hint about it...All we could ever think of between you and Mayank is enmity and lots of hatred for each other...But Sonu,you do know now for sure that opposites do attract!!
Sonali:Fatal attraction,i must say!!(Vinita left from there,feeling quite confused)Damn her!!
Mahi:Arrgghh..Sonu,i would have closed the chapter of Mayank today by confiding in Armaan but you had to come right in with Mayank at that point of time,didn't ya??
Sonali:I'm no fortune teller or astrologist to know when something's about to happen..You should have informed me that you were gonna tell Armaan...Stop blaming me,will you??
Raj:Just shut it guyzz..The blaming game can go on and on without a stop but right now,we've got to think of something...This is surely not the way to let Bharti go...It's her farewell for God's sake...
Mahi:I don't think i can ever face her ever..Just look at what I've done...
Sonali:We can make it up to her!!Surprise party at her place??
Raj:Right..A surprise party for her,to tell her how much we love her and how much we're gonna miss her...And Mahi,you'll come and make it up to her..And sort everything out with her,tonight itself,hhmm??Come here and give me a hug!!(Mahi hugged Raj who rubbed his palm on her midline,assuring her that everything will be alright)
Mahi:Ok,i need to go and see Amarjeet sir..Meet you later...(left from there)
Sonali:Raj,we can get all the arrangements done and for that,we might need Payal's and Naina's help...
Raj:Yeahh and i'll invite Khushi and Niyati as well...
Sonali:Waise,were you joking about not letting Armaan express his love for Bharti??
Raj:Goshh,Sonu am i even smiling???
Sonali:Ok,i know itz a stupid question from my part but heyy,i was just being hopeful..
Raj:Seriously,for what Sonu??I just wish they both stay distant from each other..
Sonali:Raj!!!Ok,i agree that he went way overboard this time round but why are you throwing out such pessimistic wishes into the universe??
Raj:Just being hopefulSonu...That my wish gets accepted!!!
Sonali:(closed her eyes,shook the thought away before looking at Raj and explaining to him)Raj,he loves her!!He's quite possessive of her,i guess..
Raj:Sonu,Bharti deserves much more in life!!!Anywayzz,why are we even talking about this???
Sonali:Raj,you're only saying this cuz you aren't in love..
Raj:And according to you,this is love??
Sonali:Yeahh...In fact,from my perspective,Armaan's expressing himself openly,be it through his anger..And after having contemplated so much about his anger towards us and that towards Bharti,you can really feel his love for Bharti in his anger..It's special,Raj..It is different!!!Initially,it didn't make sense to me either but as i think of several incidents in their lives,I only see one thing which remains constant...
Raj:What?His anger???
Sonali:(shook her head)NO!!!His love for Bharti!!(Raj rolled his eyes)What do you know?You've never fallen in love,so how can i even expect you to feel anything??(Raj looked intently at Sonali)You simply satisfy your needs by flirting and sleeping with girls and what do you do after that??You dump them...
Raj:If you call Armaan's craziness and anger as love,then i'm so freakin' glad that i'm so far away from love..I'm not interested in converting my life into some convoluted piece of complicated crap!!What i'm doing is more of a social service--i satisfy my own needs and at the same time,girls enjoy the attention from me..It works in both ways,Sonu!!
Sonali:Well,that's easy enough for you to say..Now that i think of it,you're right in terming love as complicated crap..
Raj:Ok,what the heck is wrong with you now??You were full of praises for love,promoting it like the official guardian of love fluttering to and fro till a few seconds back..And look at you now,as though you're about to mourn over the loss of a loved one..
Sonali:Yaar Raj,Pushpak's mum had come here..
Raj:Ohhhh so that lady's Pushpak's mum??I caught a glimpse of her just now..Anywayzz,carry on..
Sonali:Yaar,i didn't manage to sleep well last night..God only knew how i had slept on the couch in the verandah and i had woken up late,only to realize that Pushpak was about to leave for MU,,Then i had not only snatched the entertainment segment of TOI but also locked myself in my room to read it..Pushpak's mum wanted to personally come over to MU to hand the tiffin to her dear son and i just wanted to rush here to meet you and Mahi..I tell you Raj,she's surely bent on breaking me and Pushpak up..
Raj:Gosh,i bet you watch way too many idiotic saas-bahu crappy soaps on your tube when you reach home..
Sonali:No,i don't!!!n fact,i'm sue she's dying to let her son know about how she had seen the two of us together last night...
Raj:She did??
Sonali:I expected a confrontation last night itself but she simply smiled subtly and went to sleep without saying anything..
Raj:Then it's just your illusion,Sonu!!Uffo Pushpak loves you and that's the only thing that ought to matter!!
Sonali:I don't know!!I didn't even talk to him properly just now..
Raj:No worries,i'm here as a back up for you if Pushpak were to leave you,k?(Sonali's mouth fell open in shock)
Sonali:You idiot!!!(almost poured the coffee onto Raj's shirt but Raj moved away and the coffee ultimately spilled on Pushpak's shirt)Oops!!!I'm so sorry Pushpak!!
Raj:(bursted out laughing)She surely is..(whispered to Sonali)You just wished it was his mum instead na??(Sonali his his elbow and gestured him to leave;Raj left,turning around and gesturing to her that he'll call her later and she nodded)
Sonali:Pushpak,i'm really sorry..(Pushpak just looked at her)I was annoyed with Raj!!Heyy,you should be glad that the coffee wasn't hot..Erm,hot cappuchino,hhmm??(tried to bring a smile on Pushpak's face but he just turned around and walked away)Arre!!(followed suit but just then,she saw Mayank having approached Mahi near the foyer)
Mayank:Hey..Just spare me a minute,will you?
Mahi:Erm,come with me...(went to her cabin and she locked the door after Mayank entered)How is Bharti??
Mayank:I don't know..She didn't say a word to me since she was busy packing her stuff..Just hold on a sec..(answered his call)Yeah??
Shreya:Sir,aapki meeting hai abhi aur kuch investors aaye huwe hain...
Mayank:Investors??Shreya,i'm in the middle of something right now...Please get Maria to reschedule all my meetings,you get me??I don't think i'll be back anytime soon...And no more calls!!(hung up)
Mahi:Mayank,i think you should..
Mayank:I think it all started with my mistake..I should have told Bharti everything instantly but it's not as if i didn't try..Now she's not talking to me and i don't know what i ought to do...Mahi,she has never hidden anything so huge from me..She kept all of this within herself and she didn't even let me know anything..I mean,i took her with me to Armaan's place last night for dinner..How could she even agree to it in the first place if all of these had happened???Why is she even letting Armaan shout at her in the first place??
Mahi:Mayank,ermm neither did i or anyone else had any clue of what had happened at the hospital..We had no idea of what exactly happened but Armaan grew mad for his close friend got drunk for the first time;she was in such an inebriated state...
Mayank:I don't care about that,Mahi...How dare he say anything about Bharti's upbringing or her parents' divorce??What does he know about her that makes him eligible to judge Bharti's character???if i had known this earlier,i wouldn't have even brought her to his place for dinner!!!If you hadn't stopped me then,i would have...
Mahi:Mayank,please...He...I apologize on his behalf but please just bury this whole incident away and forget it!!
Mayank:Really??You think it's that easy for me to do that??Or Bharti in this matter???What did he say??That Bharti's the root cause for her parents to get divorced???Who can ever tolerate such an accusation,Mahi??And who would shout at a patient who was in a delicate condition??FYI,there is just so much that no one really knows about Bharti,not even her colleagues here...I can't believe that i couldn't do anything to ease her pain,that i couldn't have known her pain earlier and take her away...From everything which brings her pain!!
Mahi:(placed her hand on Mayank's palm)Mayank...I'm..
Mayank:(took a step forward away from Mahi)I'm sorry..I shouldn't have said anything in the first place...Ermm,this is a letter..If you got the time,read it and let me know your answer...
Mahi:What is..(before she could complete what she intended to ask,Mayank had already unlocked the door and left from there)
Mahi unfolded the letter and began to read it.
"First of all,i ought to have said Sorry for barging into your cabin earlier..As i thought about it,i too felt it was wrong of me to do so,at least i wouldn't have expected you or anyone else in that matter to barge into my cabin like that but i simply wanted to put Nihu's request before you and leave asap!!In fact,i had rang your home doorbell with the hope of sorting everything out last night itself but i guess you were sleeping..Raj had come to my place to warn me of something dreadful that was about to happen to me and Bharti but who wouuld have thought that this would happen??I'm again not justifying for any of my actions now....
Coming to the point,Nihu actually would like you to come over for dinner over the weekends and this was what i had come,to talk to you about,the other day but you were just not ready to listen!!!But you know what??You don't have to come;i'll manage somehow and i'll try to break us up in front of Nihu!!
Mayank Sharma"
Mahi:If he could take care of everything,why did he bother telling me anything in the first place??(folded the letter and kept it in the small compartment of her bag and headed to meet Sonali at the carpark)
~Radio Station~
Payal:But is she ok??I've got to call her...
Mahi:No Payal,don't do that..She's busied herself in packing her stuff and even when Mayank went to talk to her,she didn't respond to him..And now i've got no idea how i'm ever going to face her!!
Payal:She hid it from me as well???Why????
Sonali:Payal,maybe she was really disturbed then,that's why she didn't prolly confide in anyone..Actually both of us are here,thinking of giving Bharti a special farewell surprise at he rplace tonight since MU is not a feasible venue at the moment...Just a small party,you think you can help us and Raj out??We don't want her to leave us and MU in a harsh and bitter way!!
Payal:That is really sweet of you guyzz...I would do anything to get her smile back!!Let me see if i can get the rest of the day off,from my boss...Just stay here,i'll be right back...
~After some time~
Sonali:What happened,Payal??
Payal:Sorry guyzz,i can't take the day off since Shaz had already taken the leave and i'm taking over her shifts for the day but i assure you i'll be by her place by 7 pm...So we can still make it...
Mahi:Wait a sec,have you guyzz thought about Bharti??How are we going to make it a surprise if Bharti's gonna be home??
Sonali:Raj can help us out here...He can keep her busy...(called up Raj and told him of the plan)
Raj:Hhmm,i'm still out...I'm not sure if Bharti has left or not..I can surely bring her out for a couple of drinks...To just make her feel better??
Sonali:Ok,but whatever it may be,you've gotta bring her to her place by 8:30 or the most,9 pm,k??
Raj:Ok,deal!!Chal,bye..(hung up)
Sonali:Ok,the deal's set...Payal,thanks for helping us out...Ermm,is it ok if we pick Naina up along the way too to help us??
Payal:She'll really love that..She'll be done in an hour's time..LEt me get you the address..
Mahi:Payal,i know her playschool..Remember,i had picked her up a few times???
Payal:Oh yes...Ok then!!See ya later..
Sonali:Bye!!(Payal's quite glad that Bharti had actually worked with such caring people and just hoped that everything would turn alright for the rest of the day)
~Evening Hours~
Raj had actually reached MU only around 3:30 pm but by then Bharti had already left from there and regardless of the number of times he tried her mobile,he could only feel his inner voice that he was trying a lil too late,as Bharti had her mobile switched off.
Raj:Great!!Fab,amazing!!!Now what??(called up Sonali)Ok,not a word but listen to me...Bharti's already left from MU and you've got no idea what actually happened!!!
Sonali:Raj,it's 4:30pm and i'm actually in the middle of a meeting with Ms D'Costa,here..Will you please..
Raj:Don't even think of hanging up on me...
Sonali:(held her receiver and addressed her client)I'm sorry but could you just excuse me for a few minutes,please??It's an urgent call...(excused herself to a corner and talked to Raj)This better be crucial,Raj...What happened at MU??
~Flashback:1 hour back~
Raj:Heyy Jiya..Any idea where Bharti is???(Jiya looked really gloomy and her eyes were welled up)What?What's wrong??
Jiya:Bharti...She's left!!!
Raj:What???But she wasn't supposed to leave till 5 pm,at least..
Jiya:She left with Mayank...She's..
Raj:What,Jiya??
Jiya:She packed all her stuff and Mayank and one of his staff came to assist him in bringing her stuff away...Armaan came in between and..
Raj:Will you stop with the cliffhangers already??Just continue..
Jiya:(gulped down her breath)He tried to apologize to her for whatever accusations he had placed on her..He didn't stop trying in stopping her but every hope has been flushed down the drain for she remained as stoic as ever,even after i had intervened on Armaan's behalf..
Raj:What did you exactly do??
Jiya:I asked her to forgive Armaan..Since i had no qualms or any complaints whatsoever,i requested her to not have any either against Armaan..But...Her questions left me speechless!!She had way too many questions and i..I had nothing to offer but a chance for my best friend to prove himself..
Raj:What did she say,Jiya??
Jiya:She was right in asking me if i was forced to get drunk..I cleared the matter instantly,for it was of my own will that i wanted to know and feel how freedom and a carefree life would taste like,at least for one night...But i had nothing in me when she asked me how would i feel if i were to be questioned on my upbringing of a child..She was right in saying that Armaan had no right in judging her upbringing for it is no child's play to raise a child..It needs courage to fulfill the responsibilities as a single mother to raise a child and much more..But she had asked me something which really shook me!!What if i was accused of being the reason of crushing my parents' worlds and tearing them apart??Of the divorce which took place??What should i do??
Raj:Jiya...
Jiya:I couldn't help Armaan,Raj...I just intervened for i wanted to see him happy..
Raj:Aren't you being a lil too selfish,here??You're just thinking of Armaan,your best friend but what about Bharti,who had heard all of these in a such a brittle condition??Your best friend didn't think of her condition when he spoke all of these and you're defending him??You think that's the right thing to do??
Jiya:Raj,i know..I'm being mean and selfish but that's only because i don't want him to lose hope in his love..He's totally shattered by the fact that Bharti had heard everything and had not mentioned any of it till today..
Raj:And just imagine how shattered Bharti is because of him??What about her,Jiya??You're merely looking at one side of the coin...Trying to give justice to one and injustice to another,Jiya??What the heck are you doing??
Jiya:Raj,don't you know what had happened with Armaan when Priyanka had broke it off with him??Do i have to reiterate??
Raj:Jiya,just because of the time then,where he almost fell prey to depression,that doesn't mean that you're going to protect him this time round too??This is definitely not the right thing to do,mind you!!
Jiya:Then what the hell should i do,Raj??Give in to him and tell him not to believe in love ever again???That he shouldn't give himself another chance??
Raj:No;in fact,i'm trying to correct you here...You're giving him false hopes that Bharti will love him one day or another and that's exactly where you're going wrong....He should fall in love and you should assure him of that but just not with Bharti!!!Bharti's never going to fall in love with Armaan...Ever!!!!
Jiya:Raj..
Raj:Yes Jiya and drill this into your head...Bharti is never ever going to fall in love with Armaan..Ever!!!(paused as he saw Armaan having stood behind Jiya and having heard everything especially the last few words he wished he hadn't said then)Hi Armaan...(Jiya's mouth was wide ajar in shock and gritted her teeth in annoyance as she glared at Raj,who was apparently confused on how to react)
~End Of Flashback~
Sonali:You said it and that too before Armaan??
Raj:Arre yaar,mujhe kahaa bata tha ki woh sab kuch sunn raha tha??Woh toh maine sab bol kar hi dekha tha ki Armaan wahaa khada hain...
Sonali:Great!!Aur..Uske baad kya hua??
Raj:Hona kya tha??Jiya gusse mein thi..Armaan toh bohat pale dikh raha tha aur Jiya ne usse ghar chod diya tha..
Sonali:Bas??I mean Bharti ne kuch bhi nahin kahaa??
Raj:Nothing to Armaan..Jiya tried to stop her but she wished Jiya well and left promptly with Mayank!!
Sonali:Damn it...What about our surprise farewell party for her at her place??I was expecting you to bring her out and then drop her home when i give you a call,informing that we're ready with the preparations...
Raj:Obviously she's not with me,hhmm??Maybe she's with Mayank
Sonali:I don't think so...Because i see Mayank in front of me with someone,perhaps one of his staff and he's looking for someone else..Ahh,he's here for a meeting!!!
Raj:If Bharti's not with him,where is she???
Sonali:Ok,don't panic...
Raj:I am not panicking,Sonu...You are!!!
Sonali:Don't panic,don't panic....Ermmm...(bit her fingernails)
Raj:Ok,call Payal and i'll call Mahi...Call me back once you're done!!
Sonali:Meeting's about to end..I'll call Payal after that and then i'll call you!!
Raj:Deal!!(hung up)
~After some time~
Sonali:Payal's at the radio station,Raj..With the night shift and i had to cut off my call real quick...
Raj:Mahi's with Naina at Bharti's place..Bharti isn't there and Bharti's mobile is still switched off!!
Sonali:Now what???
Raj:Ok,Plan B...Surprise party is still on,ok??Mahi and Naina are busy working on the decors..Let's see who she could prolly be with,at the moment...
Sonali:Erm Bhaskar's not here at the moment...
Raj:Wait a sec..Yaar,how could i have forgotten??Bhaskar's gonna be back tonight!!!Crap,we should see if Bharti's actually headed there or not...
Sonali:Raj,she could possibly have gone elsewhere too right??
Raj:Oh come on yaar...Itz her best buddy coming back from London...How could she miss this??And what even made you think so??
Sonali:Raj,Payal is his wife..She's apparently working on the night shift today...So,it doesn't really make any sense to me...(paused for a while before continuing)Unless...
Raj:Bhaskar's flight is delayed??
Sonali:Raj,that's not what i meant to say...
Raj:I know..I was just wishing her flight was really delayed but it surely seems..But ok,you're coming with me,right??
Sonali:It's much better than going back home now and coming face to face with someone whom i'd rather not meet at the moment..Before you even ask,i was supposed to go and get changed from home and reach Bharti's place...So,i'll meet you directly at the airport,k??
Raj:Make it fast for i've got no idea what time Bhaskar's flight is...
Sonali:Kk,in my car right now...Will call you once i reach there...Chal,bye!!
Raj:Bye...
~Bharti's place~
Meanwhile,Mahi and Naina were helping each other out.Naina apparently was trying too hard to blow the balloons but she couldn't blow it to the size of Mahi's balloons.As Mahi tapped on her shoulder and gestured to her that she could help,Naina refused and continued with her endless attempts to blow at least one balloon.
Mahi thought of Mayank's letter as she picked up the red and purple ribbons to stick on the balloons which were already stuck on the walls.She just felt that something wasn't right and kept thinking but Naina tugged on her salwaar and Mahi smiled widely,quickly dashing to her handbag to get her digital cam to take a photograph of Naina's first blown up balloon,to show it to Bharti.Mahi and Naina decorated their balloons by gently drawing lots of funny faces.
~Airport~
Sonali and Raj reached almost at the same time.They both met up at the arrival gates and looked for the timings of the flight from London to Mumbai.
Sonali:Can you actually believe this??We're actually early??
Raj:Yeah,surprisingly...We are usually too late or perhaps in the nick of time but we're early..Anyways,do you spot Bharti anywhere around??
Sonali:God knows..We'll prolly have to look around but if we're expecting her here,then we should just wait for Bhaskar to appear..In that case,i'm pretty sure that we can meet her and bring her at the right time...
Raj:Let's just cross our fingers...
Sonali:Can we do that while grabbing a cuppa coffee at the same time??
Raj:Chal,cuppaholic!!(Sonali smiled widely)
~Armaan's place~
Sudha had just returned from work and was surprised to see Jiya at her place while Armaan had actually went to shower.
Sudha:Jiya,good evening dear...
Jiya:(stood up)Hi Aunty...
Sudha:Baitho na..Khadee kyun ho??
Jiya:Bas aise hi Aunty...Woh...
Sudha:I've got loadzz to say Jiya..You should have been here last night...Bharti and Mayank were here last night for dinner!!
Jiya:Aunty,didn't you catch hold of today's papers??
Sudha:I did but i knew it all...
Jiya:What??What exactly did you know,Aunty??
Sudha:That my daughter was actually faking it all the while...But more importantly,i knew it as Mayank had come to Fortis Hospital today in the evening to meet me to explain everything...(Armaan came out of his room then)That there was never really anything ever between him or my daughter,Bharti...In fact,Bharti had been the one to discover the love that he and Mahi had and she had revealed it to his sister,Niharika but she couldn't say anything since he put her under his oath..But due to some rumours being passed,his secret got leaked out in today's papers!!
Jiya:(looked at Armaan, who grew even more remorseful and brought himself to smile weakly,and back at Sudha)Aunty,Bharti left MU today...
Sudha:Oh yes,itz her farewell today,right??How did it go??I'm sure you guyzz must have bid her farewell in the best possible manner,showering her with lotzz of gifts and flowers,hhmm??(Sudha noticed the skeptical look of Jiya who kept looking at Armaan)Why are you looking at Armaan repeatedly Jiya??Is there anything wrong???
Jiya:Aunty,i don't wish to lie or hide anything from you..
Sudha:Wh..What,Jiya?
Jiya:Bharti didn't leave in the best of ways...No showers of love in any way..(Sudha was completely blank)She..(tears began trickling down Jiya's face,instantly landing on her arms as Sudha shook her,in an attempt to know what had gone wrong)She left in tears and agony!!She was mad with me and Armaan..(elucidated on the accusations which Armaan had left on Bharti in the hospital and how Bharti had kept it bottled within her till today afternoon)
Sudha:Wow,i just had no idea that my son could inflict so much pain to Bharti..Wow!!(Jiya tried to calm Sudha down but Sudha took Jiya's hand off her)Don't!!Jiya,leave me alone!!(shook her head and went to her room,slamming her door shut and locked)
~Airport~
Sonali:Oooo there he is....(waved swiftly at Bhaskar who,after a while,saw both Raj and Sonali and waved back,heading his way outside at the arrival gate)
Raj:Heyy dude....(hugged Bhaskar)How are you??
Bhaskar:Great,as ever!!
Sonali:Wow,you seem to have more stuff than when you went to London...
Bhaskar:Well,it's nothing really...Actually,no one else came with you guyzz??
Sonali:Uh-uh...
Raj:Were you expecting someone???
Sonali:Uff Raj,he's apparently expecting his wife na??
Raj:Ohhhh...Sorry dude but she's got her night shift tonight...
Bhaskar:Night shift??How is that possible??I thought i personally checked with Shaz and she told me that she had put Payal off the night shift for at least 2 weeks for me...(Raj pretended that he didn't hear Bhaskar's murmurs and he held Sonali's palm,gesturing to her to not react)
Raj:Relax..Perhaps there might be some emergency or else Payal would have been here way before me or Sonu...But just to ask,were you actually expecting Bharti??
Bhaskar:Frankly,yes but where is she??I'm dying to meet her..
Raj:That's exactly what we need to figure too..
Bhaskar:What??
Sonali and Raj glanced at each other in doubt while Bhaskar waited for an explanation.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

~Jab Lurve Hua Part 245~

Raj:Damn it!!I think i left it at Niharika's room..She snatched my mobile from me when i was dialling the doc's number...Crap!!!(got inside his car and started to drive but just then,he stopped himself)Why am i even going there in the first place??But my phone...(pressed the accelerator pedal in anger and drove away till he reached a junction where he saw a P.C.O booth and parked his car)
Sonali:Hello??Raj???
Niharika:Hi Sonali..
Sonali:Who is this???
Niharika:Heyy,it's Niharika,Mayank's sister..
Sonali:Oh hi Niharika..I guess i called the wrong number but hey..Wait!!I called Raj..
Niharika:Yup you did...
Sonali:Why are you picking up my call then??What are you doing with Raj's mobile??Are you with Raj or something??Am i disturbing???
Niharika:Sonali..Sonali!!!Hold your breath...Let me speak!!
Sonali:(grinned)Oops!!Yeahh,i'm sorry!!
Niharika:I picked up your call because Raj had come to my place but he forgot about his mobile...And i'm neither with Raj nor are you disturbing me,hhmm??
Sonali:That means Raj is no longer there??
Niharika:That's right...
Sonali:What the...So,has he talked to Mayank??
Niharika:No..Mayank isn't here and hence Raj left from here...
Sonali:What?Shuckz!!
Niharika:Sonali,do you know what he wanted to Mayank about??
Sonali:Yeahh he..Ermm..(paused for a while)Actually Niharika, i can't really talk about it since it's Raj's personal matter..Sorry!!
Niharika:Nah,that's fine..I just asked cuz i could pass the message to Mayank but he just left without saying anything..
Sonali:Niharika,don't mind him but Raj and i are quite in the middle of some official matter,hhmm??Anywayzz thanks for informing me about Raj..Bye!!(hung up before Niharika could say anything,feeling hopeless)Ab main kya karoo??Kaise Raj ko contact karungi??Raj yaar..Why yaar???How could you forget your mobile yaar??Don't you know that i'm expecting your call???(stood up and started walking to and fro,while she waited for Raj's call)Nahin Sonu,he'll definitely call!!
~Outside Mahi's place~
Bharti:There you go...(Mayank was about to get out but Bharti pulled his elbow towards her)Hello,where do you think you're going??
Mayank:Bharti,i believe that for me to meet her,i need to go inside,hhmm??
Bharti:What are you going to say??Just..Erm,rehearse with me..Come on!!
Mayank:Uff Bharti!!!
Bharti:I'm waiting,sweetheart...You ring the doorbell and Mahi opens the door...Get started,come on!!
Mayank:Erm hi Mahi...(Mayank saw the cold stare in Bharti's eyes and smiled)Whoa,you can really do a perfect Mahi,Bharti...Way to go!!
Bharti:What the...Concentrate,Mr Mayank Sharma!!!
Mayank:Mahi,i know i was rude to you this afternoon..I shouldn't have barged inside your cabin just like that..In fact,when i thought about it,i wouldn't have preferred it either if you were to barge into my cabin,which you had done a couple of times during some of my most relevant meetings...
Bharti:(hit his head)What do you think you're doing??You're there to apologize,not to taunt her,alright??
Mayank:Ouchh!!Acha baba,one more time...
Bharti:Hhmm ok...
Mayank:Mahi,i'm sorry for ruining your day today for having barged inside your cabin especially when you were not around in the first place...I hope that you could forgive me...And i just wanted to invite you for dinner over at my place for Niharika wanted to meet you and talk to you..It's her special request so i was just hoping that you could just forget all our differences for a while,at least and come and join me and Niharika for dinner this weekend...Think about it and let me know!!Bye...(saw Bharti motionless and blank and nudged her)
Bharti:Huh??
Mayank:What??
Bharti:(smiled widely)Awesome yaar!!!!See,you can be such a gentleman if you really made the effort to do so...
Mayank:Yeahh,you're right Bharti!!
Bharti:So,get going..Come on!!(Mayank got out of the car)Mayu,all the best!!(Mayank went inside towards the door and rang the doorbell)

~At a P.C.O. somewhere~
Jiya:Raj??(got up from her bed with her tousled hair and messed up bedsheet and blanket)What the hell are you calling me at this hour for???
Raj:Jiya,heyy..Are you s..Sleeping???
Jiya:Ermm....(paused)Noo...It's just 12..
Raj:Did you watch a horror movie or something that you're sleeping so early??
Jiya:Raj,maine kahaa na i'm not sleeping...Par..Wait!!Yeh naahin tumhaare ghar ka number hain aur naahi tumhaara mobile number...
Raj:Yeahh..Waise Jiya,tumhaare dad ghar par hain kya??
Jiya:Kyun??
Raj:Nahin yaar,main soch raha tha ki kuch dher tumhaare ghar...
Jiya:Oh hello...Nahin haan,Raj...Dad ghar par nahin hain par tum yahaa nahin aaoge,ok??
Raj:Kyun??Koi aur hain kya tumhaare saath??
Jiya:Kyun??
Raj:Yeahh right,main bhi kisse pooch raha hoon...Tumhaare saath kaun ho sakta hain??(Jiya's mouth was wide open upon hearing the insulting remark from Raj;she closed her mouth and calmed herself)
Jiya:Raj,just shut up ok??Kya chaahiye tumhe??
Raj:Jiya,could you do me a big favour??Call up Sonu and tell her that i won't be able to call her since my battery's flat...Haan..Ek aur baat hain...Tell her that i'll be in MU doing the work and tell her to go and sleep without worrying about anything...
Jiya:Raj,what work??
Raj:Jiya,good night!!
Jiya:Raj,don't you dare hang up on me!!
Raj:Jiya,sweet dreamzz of your dream date,hhmm??Actually i don't think there's even anyone,na??Sweet dreamzz babe!!(hung up)
Jiya:Hel..Hel...Hello??(hung up,sighing deeply)Raj,how do you figure everything about me??Damn!!!!(Raj was seen driving to MU and sneaking inside,making sure that he wasn't seen by anyone)
~On the way home~
Bharti:Where could Mahi have gone to??
Mayank:How would i know??I rang the doorbell at least 5 times...She didn't open...Maybe she's sleeping...
Bharti:Maybe...
Mayank:Now,i've done what you've said and so you'll think about what i've said earlier on,hhmm??
Bharti:What did you say,Mayu???
Mayank:Bharti.....
Bharti:Hold on,i've got a call...(attended her call)Heyy Paayu..I'm just about to reach...10 minutes,k??Mayank made the delays,kya karoo??
Mayank:Jhoothi kahi ki!!
Bharti:(shoved Mayank's hand aside and hit him mildly)Acha chal bye...Naina so gayi na??Ohh ok thanks babe..Bas pohanch hi rahi hoon..Bye!!(hung up)Aur tum keh rahe the ki main badal gayi hoon??
Mayank:(rolled his eyes)Bharti,tum badal chuke ho aur mere observation bilkul bhi galat nahin hain...Think about it!!!
Bharti:Thanks for the amazing ride back home....(kissed his cheek before bidding goodbye)Heyy,meet me at MU tomorrow,k??Tomorrow is my my last day there..
Mayank:Sure,just call me up tomorrow and we'll meet...(Bharti nodded and went inside after Mayank drove off from there)
~Men's Universe~
Raj went over gingerly,looking around as he took each step upstairs to Vinita's cabin.He realized that Sonali was right for he leaned on the wall adjacent to Vinita's cabin and overheard her conversation.
Vinita:Ash,these are amazing...You know something??Tomorrow may just be the perfect day for both of us!!You are such a genius...These pics are just fantastic!!Uff,i just can't stop praising you enough yaar...
Ash:And what about my job??
Vinita:Your job at Trends is my promise and my gift to you!!
Ash:But Vini...
Vinita:Are you worried about Mayank??Even after seeing these pics??
Ash:(smiled)Actually,i don't think so!!
Vinita:That's my dear friend Ash!!These piczz are just enough to ruin Mayank Sharma...I'm not going to let go of this opportunity so easily...
Ash:What's with you and Mayank??
Vinita:Well,what should i say??He's firstly a close friend of Bharti's...
Ash:And you're doing this to ruin Bharti??Your rival??
Vinita:Precisely!!If Mayank's reputation is tarnished,ultimately the impact will reach Bharti and if aimed at the exact spot,we can both kiss goodbye to her career...And Mayank won't even have a doubt that you had helped me in this for apparently you're suspended,na??I can easily shift this blame to Shreya,who had caused your suspension..
Ash:Perfect!!Ok,we've done our bit..Let's get going...
Vinita:Ash,i just can't wait for tomorrow to see a crushed Bharti and Mayank!!!(Raj saw both Ash and Vinita and he quickly hid away from their sight;after Vinita and Ash left from there,he went to his cabin and locked himself up in his cabin,walking to and fro,apparently not knowing what to do for the damage had already been done)
Raj:God,sab kuch khatam ho chuka hain...Ab Mahi aur Mayank ka rishtha bhi official ho jaayega..Damn,damn!!!I promised Sonu that i'll take care of it but what the heck!!!Vini,how could you do this??What question was that,Raj??Of course,she's the conniving colleague of your's apart from Gyaan..Why would she leave any opportunities unseized???Arrgghhh!!!!!Aur upar se,mere phone...Mere saare ke saare contacts sab uss phone mein hi hain...No Raj,you're not going back at any cost!!(brushed his fingers through his hair and just let go of his hair in frustration)Agar mujhe Mahi ko bachaana padega toh mujhe jaana hi hoga...Aur waise bhi,mujhe Mayank se bhi toh baat karna tha...Woh ab tak toh aa chuka hoga...Right!!Main chala jaata hoon...Koshish toh jaari rakhna hoga na..!!(left from there and headed to Mayank's place)
Raj parked his car outside Mayank's place and much as his legs seemed heavy as though bound by chains,he simply dragged them towards the door and rang the doorbell,constantly hoping that it be Mayank who would open the door.Raj heaved a deep sigh of relief upon seeing Mayank.
Mayank:Raj??What are you doing here??
Raj:Heyy,i hope you weren't sleeping or something..I had come earlier but you weren't around...
Mayank:You came earlier on??(thought to himself)How come Nihu didn't say anything??
Raj:Yeahh i did,an hour or so back...I needed to talk to you urgently!!
Mayank:Come on inside...
~Bharti's place~
Payal:Heyy,Sanju called..
Bharti:She called??When did she leave?
Payal:Just a few hours back with Alisha..Both of them played with Naina and tucked her in bed before leaving....
Bharti:Hhmm i'll call her after a quick shower..Waise,did Bhaskar call??(Payal kept mum)Payal!!!
Payal:What??
Bharti:You're still mad at him,Payal??
Payal:Can we not talk about him or Jiya,please??
Bharti:Butt why not??I can't bear to see you like this,Payal!!
Payal:How was dinner at Armaan's place??
Bharti:(glared at her and Payal could sense the elevated irritation in Bharti's eyes but she didn't care)You're really gonna try me,Payal??Well,you know what?Mayank had a great deal of fun meeting Mom and getting to know of Shreya's love for her best friend..(Payal blinked in disbelief)Happy??(Payal was lost for words as Bharti closed her room door and headed to shower)
Payal:So,it's really official that Shreya and Armaan...Are in love???(shook her head in disbelief)

Mayank:What's the urgent matte,Raj?
Raj:Actually Mayank,it's about Khushi and her job..I really need you to sanction a few weeks' leave for her..
Mayank:What?But why??
Raj:This is regarding Niyati's safety..She's barely recovering and as far as i know,Gyaan will be freed from jail anytime soon and he could harm both Nidhi and Niyati..In fact,Khushi had only flown down here for her and my dear friend,Niyati..I don't even want to give another chance for Gyaan to inflict pain on Niyati!!Hence,both Khushi and i were discussing about possible options and we came to a conclusion that..(paused as he saw Niharika voicing out to Mayank)
Niharika:Mayu,kaun hain itni raat ko jo...(saw Raj who looked away instantly)Raj??
Mayank:Nihu,do cup coffee lekar aao na,please..
Raj:Nahin Mayank,it's ok..
Mayank:Just join me for company..(gestured Niharika to get the coffee)So,what have you two come up with?
Raj:Bringing Niyati and Nidhi elsewhere,where Gyaan can't find them..Khushi was thinking of going to London,since she's got a home there..But currently she's worried about her job as well...
Mayank:Don't mind me asking you Raj..(Niharika placed the tray with 2 mugs of coffee on the table)
Niharika:Ermm Raj,your mobile dropped on the carpet..(Raj looked down and noticed his mobile,realizing that Niharika must have subtly dropped it for him)
Raj:Thanks..Mayank,you were asking...
Mayank:Nihu,thanks..Thode official baatein ho rahe hain,so..
Niharika:Fine,i'm leaving...(looked at Raj and left,feeling disappointed as Raj didn't bother to look her in the eye)Nitezz,Mayu!!
Mayank:What does Khushi mean to you,Raj??
Raj:She's a dear friend..Actually,more than that!!Mayank,it's just indescribable,but all i'll say is that she's real close to me...
Mayank:Raj,i'm confused and i might need time to think..
Raj:Mayank,time is what i don't have..If i did,i wouldn't have disturbed you in the middle of the night..
Mayank:London is not an option,Raj and...And i can't afford to lose Khushi right now for she's becoming a part of Trends and i need her...(took a few sips from his coffee mug)Let me see...How about Vancouver??
Raj:Vancouver??
Mayank:I'm expanding my office there and she can help me there!!
Raj:I don't know..I'll have to ask her first,Mayank!!
Mayank:In that case,let me do the talking with her directly!!
Raj:Thanks for understanding,Mayank!!(stood up)Alright,i need to get going!!(Mayank nodded;Raj turned to go but stopped himself)
Mayank:Is there anything else,Raj??(saw Raj playing with his fingers,fidgeting and mumbling)Raj,you seem tensed!!
Raj:Ok,ermm i don't know how to put this before you..It's strictly confidential and i...
Mayank:Yeahh??
Raj:I'm not...(paused and inhaled deeply before continuing)Ok,the news isn't confirmed but there are chances of something ugly propping up in your's and Bharti's lives either tomorrow or the day after tomorrow..
Mayank:What??
Raj:(thought to himself)Oh holy crap,what the heck am i doing??I shouldn't have said anything in the first place!!(looked at Mayank)Look,i'm not sure but i'm just asking you to be mentally prepared..Ok,good night!!(rushed from there instantly)
Mayank:News??Ugly???What's going to happen to me and Bharti???Either he shouldn't have said anything or blurt it all out at once but he just left,leaving things in mid-air and wishing me good night??What the..........!!!!
~Bharti's place~
Bharti tried dialling Sanjana's number but she wasn't picking up.Bharti tossed her mobile on her desk and went out of her room,heading towards the kitchen to get herself something to drink.As she opened the refrigerator,Payal just popped up,startling Bhsrti who had gotten herself a bottle of Pepsi.
Bharti:What the hell,Payal!!You just..
Payal:Hah,scared you,didn't I??
Bharti:Whateva!!(sat on the sofa,bending her left leg,bringing her knee upwards while she rested her right leg on the sofa and Payal accompanied her)I thought you must have already slept by now..
Payal:Obvious i haven't,Bharti...(paused for a while before continuing)So,what happened during dinner?
Bharti:Nothing..Why??
Payal:If nothing had happened,why were you back in a salwaar??
Bharti:My red top got wet because of Shreya and thank God that one of my salwaars was in Mom's wardrobe..Hence i wore that!!
Payal:And where's your red top??
Bharti:Shuckzz!!I left it there in a rush..
Payal:What exactly did Shreya do??
Bharti:She spilled Pepsi all over me,thinking it to be her love who appeared at the door but to her misfortune,it was me and Mayank..And only i had to get soaked in Pepsi,not Mayank who only appeared at the door after having parked his car..Payal..Just laugh if you want to!!
Payal:(got amused as she wondered to herself)Gosh,she's not even mentioning Armaan's name at all...(took the remote control and switched off the TV)
Bharti:Arre Payal,thodi dher ke liye dekhne toh do na yaar!!
Payal:Ab bas bhi karo na Bharti...Just forgive him..
Bharti:(looked at Payal before taking the remote from Payal,switching on the TV)Forgive whom??
Payal:The guy whose place you had dinner tonight and the same guy whose name you're refusing to take..(Bharti was browsing through the various channels)Arre,tum meri baat sun rahe ho ke nahin???(took the remote from Bharti and switched off the TV for good)What's your problem yaar??Maaf kyun nahin kar rahe ho Armaan ko??
Bharti:You really wanna know the reason,Payal??Just look at today and you'll know why!!(placed the empty bottle of Pepsi on the table and turned to go)Saara mood kharaab karke rakha hai sab ke sab!!
Payal:MIL GAYIIII!!!!(Bharti stopped and Payal rushed over to her)You're jealous....
Bharti:WHAT???
Payal:Tum jealous ho...Tum Shreya se jal rahe ho yaar...
Bharti:Kya..Bak..bakwaas kar rahe ho tum??
Payal:Dekho,Armaan ne tumse kuch nahin kahaa uske aur Shreya ke baarein mein aur naturally tumhe bohat gussa aa rahi hain..(Bharti shook her head in disgust as Payal continued to work on her theory behind Bharti's anger)Aur ab tum Armaan ko maaf hi nahin karna chahthe ho..
Bharti:Ho gaya??Aur bhi kuch hai kehne ke liye,huh???
Payal:Naahi tum Armaan se gussa ho,bhal ke tum apna gussa Shreya par bhi...
Bharti:Just shut it,Payal...Do you even realize that you're not even making an inch of sense here??First you decide which of your theories is right,hhmm??I've got no time to waste on such petty issues and mind you,mujhe farqh nahin padtha ki Armaan ki zindagi mein kya hota hain and all,alright??(closed her room door and went to sleep)
Payal:Arre!!!Kam se kam apne mu se Armaan ka naam toh nikla!!Well done,Payal!!Par seriously,yeh doosri theory bohati bakwaas lag rahi thi...(shook her head)So officially Armaan and Shreya are in love..What the hell!!Par ek baat abhi tak samajh mein nahin aayi ki Bharti abhi tak Armaan se itni naaraaz kyun hai???
~Next Day~
Sonali was woken up by Pushpak and little did she realize that she had actually fallen asleep on the couch outside situated in the verandah.As she tried to wake up,she realized that she had sprained her neck in the process.
Sonali:Ouchh!!!
Pushpak:Sonu!!!Tum yahaa so gayi thi puri raat??
Sonali:Mujhe bhi bata nahin chala ki main kab yahaa so gayi thi...
Pushpak:Tum apna bilkul bhi dhyaan nahin dete ho,Sonu!!
Sonali:Sorry,Pushpak...
Pushpak:Chinta matt karo..Actually aaj Maa ne nashtha bana diya hain..Main bas nikal hi raha hoon..Tum bhi jaldi MU pohanch jaao,theekh hai??(Sonali nodded and Pushpak kissed her forehead before leaving)
Sonali:Love you!!(Pushpak threw a flying kiss before leaving from there)
For a few moments,Sonali massaged her neck.She constantly pressed down her neck with her thumb and index finger before she noticed her mother-in-law grabbing hold of the Times Of India.Sonali instantly sprang up,forgetting all about her pain and snatching the paper from her.
Sonali:(grinned sheepishly,having realized her mistake)Sorry Maa,i just needed the Entertainment section..So sorry to have bothered you this way!!
Before her mother-in-law could say anything,she quickly rushed to her room and locked her room door.She rummaged through the papers,scrutinizing every headline and subheadline found in the papers.Just then she realized that she had practically snatched the papers from her mother-in-law and messed the page numbers.She slapped her forehead and quickly arranged the papers in ascending order and took deep breaths before taking a good look at each section of the entertainment segment.Just as she had feared,she saw the very same photograph of Mahi and Mayank in the second page and that enlarged,having taken at least a quarter of the page.Sonali was shocked to read the gross details written in the papers about her best friend.She got the photograph out from her bag and found the exact resemblance to the photograph published in the papers.She read the article,mumbling to herself.

Love or Betrayal??

Who would have thought that a girl's best colleague cheat on her behind her back,sleeping with the love of her life??Truly,indeed,a girl can be her best friend's WORST ENEMY!!This is evident from the intimacy and love blooming between the creative director of the Men's Universe newsletter team,Ms Mahi Talwar and the CEO of Trends,Mr Mayank Sharma who's apparently meant to be in a relationship with Bharti Kapoor,an intern who has been working closely together with Mahi.Both Mr Mayank and Ms Bharti have only admitted to their relationship just recently at the grand success bash of Trends,having celebrated seven years of readership and emerged as the top fashion magazine in several cities,especially Mumbai. TOI questioned several close sources who revealed that there was much tension brewing between Mayank and Mahi for the past few days,who were very much in love way before Bharti had come into the picture.
The truth is yet to be revealed on how Bharti's going to react to this explosive news,which may shatter her dreams forever but one thing is for sure,that love has indeed come in between a deep friendship and working together may not be possible ever again!!(A small photograph of Bharti and Mahi rejoicing and laughing merrily while sipping their cocktails was shown)

Is this the end of Bharti's laughter??Well,all we can say is wait and watch!!

Sonali:Crap!!I'm so screwed up..Gotta rush to MU asap and meet Raj!!(headed to the washroom)
~After some time~
Sonali quickly fixed herself up,getting her essentials,mobile and car keys in her handbag.Just as she opened the door,Madhura called her.She closed her eyes and shook her head,for right now,she barely had the energy to talk to or confront her mother-in-law about anything.She gradually turned to face Madhura.
Sonali:Ji??
Madhura:Sonali,Pushpak ne apna tiffin toh yahaa bhool gaya hain..
Sonali:(murmured)Jaan booj kar yahaa bhool gaya hoga taaki..
Madhura:Kuch kahaa tumne??
Sonali:Nahin Maa,kuch nahin..Mujhe de deejiye,main Pushpak ko office mein de dungi..
Madhura:Nahin..(Sonali was quite confused)Mere kehna ka matlab hain ki aaj main bhi tumhaare saath chalungi..
Sonali:Par Maa,main khud dedungi..
Madhura:Kyun?Koi problem hain Sonali??(smiled subtly)
Sonali:(wondered what Madhura was thinking and thought to herself)Mujhe sach much kuch ghadbad lag rahi hain par filhaal mujhe MU jaldi pohanch ni hain aur yeh sab baatein aur confrontation bhi baad mein ho sakti hain..(Sonali smiled and nodded)Chaliye,Maa!!(drove to MU)
~Trends~
Mayank was infuriated by the article published in the entertainment segment of the papers.He called for Shreya,who just arrived and Ishaan quickly rushed her to meet Mayank.
Shreya:May i come in Sir?
Mayank:Hhmm,lock the door..
Shreya:Sir,are you ok?You seem very tensed!!
Mayank:Shreya,what time did you leave office yesterday??
Shreya:Sir,about 5:30 pm..Yeahh,i went off with Armaan..Why do you ask,Sir??
Mayank:Nothing..Just dial the TOI number,i need to find out who published the disgusting article..
Shreya:Which article,Sir??(Mayank pointed the article to Shreya,who was flabbergasted and speechless,thinking to herself)So,this is the juicy gossip which everyone's talking about from outside...But Mayank sir loves Bharti,na...(Mayank disrupted her chain of thoughts by shouting at her)
Mayank:(snatched the paper from her)Hurry up!!
Shreya:(gulped down her breath in fear and mustered a lil courage to ask)Sir,don't mind me asking you..(Maank glared at her and tried his best to suppress his anger)Sir,aren't you in love with Bharti??I mean,how could you do this to her??Behind her back with Mahi???
Mayank:JUST..SHUT....UP!!!Neither do you possess the right to ask or interfere in my personal affairs nor do i need to answer any of your ridiculous questions!!Now,go and contact the TOI and divert the call to my cabin!!
Shreya:Yes Sir!!(left from there towards her desk)I wonder what Bharti's going through right now!!
~Bharti's place~
Bharti was helping Naina pack her art materials in her bag.She tied Naina's hair into a ponytail before both of them joined Payal for breakfast.
Payal:Gurlzz,you are late...
Bharti:Here we are..Come on Naina,eat this cereal prepared for you by your Payal aunty while i...I shall eat this..
Payal:Heyy,that's my plate,Bharti..
Bharti:Uff chill yaar Paayu...You can have my plate,hhmm??I'll have this fresh fruit yoghurt for breakfast..And the brownie!!Thanks Payal,you want a bite??
Payal:Never mind..(shook her head)Ok,i'm gonna head off,k?(went to her room to get ger bag)
Bharti:Oh well,in that case Naina,mama shall drop you off at school,hhmm??(Naina smiled and nodded)Jaldi khaao!!
Payal:Ok..(got out of her room)Do you need the newspaper,Bharti??Haven't read it today..
Bharti:No yaar,no time right now..So just take it with ya!!
Payal:Okiezz,my darlin' Naina,i'll come and pick you up later,hmm??(Naina nodded and Payal turned to leave after kissing Naina's cheek)
Naina:Payal aunty,you look..
Payal:Is there anything wrong,Naina??On my face??
Bharti:(murmured)S-E-X-Y..
Naina:You look sexy!!(giggled)
Payal:(was totally shocked and surprised at the same time to hear such a compliment from Naina)Naina!!!Who taught you this??(diverted her attention to look at Bharti who had instantly looked elsewhere)Naina,thank you so much!!Just tell your mama that i've caught her!!
Bharti:(looked back at Payal and grinned sheepishly)Guilty as charged!!See you later..
Payal:(smiled)Byw!!(left off)
Bharti:Okie sweetie..Let's rush!!(waited outside her home for an auto)Gosh,i really do need to get a car or something,especially at this hour..There's just no auto wanting to stop!!
Just then,a car stopped in front of Bharti and Naina.
Bharti:Raj????
Raj:Heyy...Can i drop you two gorgeous ladies somewhere??Hop in...
Bharti:Come,Naina..(Naina sat on Bharti's lap and Raj resumed driving)It's a surprise..What brings you here so early in the morning??
Raj:Have you read the papers today??
Bharti?Nope..In fact,all three of us woke up late today and Payal took the paper with her today to her radio station...Why??
Raj:Nothing..(Bharti directed Raj to Naina's school and upon reaching her school,Naina waved to Bharti and Raj before walking with her friend to her classroom)Waise Bharti..(continued driving)How was dinner??
Bharti:Just as how any normal dinner would be..
Raj:I meant,at Armaan's place..
Bharti:How did you figure??
Raj:I went to Mayank's place last night and that's how i got to know..
Bharti:Ok..But what's wrong with Raj Malhotra today??He's up so early,huh??Nothing less of a miracle by the way..
Raj:(smiled weakly)Bharti,i'm...I just don't know how to break this to you..I had given a hint to Mayank last night too but i didn't expect it to come out in the open so soon!!
Bharti:Raj,stop beating around the bush and come to the point!!
Raj:Look at this page..(passed the TOI paper to Bharti)

Bharti held onto the paper firmly and her eyes widened in shock,being unable to grasp the obscene words used to judge two dear friends of her's.Her eyes were welled up and all of a sudden,she demanded Raj to stop the car.Raj was initially shocked but he did obey her,parking his car by the roadside.
Raj:Bharti,i know it's really difficult to take in but...
Bharti:You think???
Raj:Bharti,please calm down..
Bharti:If whoever who published this preposterous article comes before me,i;ll surely tear his life apart,break his limbs and strangle him to death...Just how dare he??
Raj:Heyyy,relax Bharti..You are freaking me out now!!Ok,ermm let's just think of it this way..Now,you won't have to put up with being Mayank's girlfriend,hhmm??
Bharti:RAJJ!!!(got really exasperated and got out of the car)Argghh!!!(Raj instantly got out of the car and rushed to Bharti who had crushed the newspaper in anger;he held her face and Bharti hugged him whi;e her tears streamed down)
Raj:Bharti,i'm sorry...I didn't mean it that way..
Bharti:(withdrew from the hug and mildly hit him)It's not you,Raj...Just think of the humiliation that Mayank and Mahi are going to suffer through this false news..Wait...Raj,you said that you gave a hint about this to Mayank last night,right??(Raj looked elsewhere,feeling awfully screwed up and almost wishing that he wasn't anywhere near Bharti right now)What do you know about this,Raj??
Raj:Bharti,aren't we like getting late for MU??
Bharti:We aren't going anywhere until i get everything out of you...
Raj:(closed his eyes and gritted his teeth)Damn it!!(turned to face Bharti)I wasn't exactly sure of what was going to happen but i overheard their conversation...And i tried to stop whoever i could but...
Bharti:Whose conversation,exactly??
Raj:Vinita and...Ashley!!
Bharti:Ash??(gasped)But..But..How is she involved in this??(Raj revealed every detail of his and Sonali's night at MU)I'm not going to spare them both..(turned to go but Raj stood in front of her,stopping her)
Raj:Where do you think you're going,Bharti??You can't achieve anything in anger for a great deal of damage has already occurred!!Just get in the car and we'll both think of something with a calm mind,along the way..Come!!
~Men's Universe~
Meanwhile in MU,everyone kept busying themselves in getting the latest updates on Mahi and Mayank and the news just simply continued spreading just like a spark having spread it's deep outrage into a wildfire.Initially Amarjeet had been proud of his employees for showing such keen interest in work.However,Jiya and Sonali had cleared his misunderstanding by showing the article published.Sonali excused herself as she saw Mahi.
Sonali:Mahi...Mujhe tumse..
Mahi:(tried her best to smile but couldn't think of the mocking eyes staring at her)Leave me alone,alright??I don't need to hear anything...
Madhura:Hi..Sonali,tum mujhe introduce nahin karwaaoge??
Sonali:Maa,please yeh waqt nahin hain..
Mahi:Namaste Aunty..(wiped her tear which she felt,forming on her eyelid)Aunty,please excuse me...
Madhura:Ek minute..Mahi hain na tumhaari naam??Woh akhbaar mein dekh liya tha..(Sonali glared at Madhura)
Sonali:Maa,aapko nahin lagta ki aapko abhi jaana chaahiye??
Madhura:Haan,zaroor...Par main toh bas yeh tasveer tumhe lautaane aayi thi...Jo tumhaare bag se ghir gayi thi,Sonali...
Mahi:Kaisi tasveer,Aunty??
Sonali:Aap yaha Pushpak ke khaana lekar aayi thi na??
Mahi:Sonali,let me see the photograph..
Sonali:Mahi,yeh kuch nahin hain...(Mahi snatched the photograph from her and realized the exact resemblance when compared to the photograph published in the article)
Mahi:Tumne yeh sab kiya tha Sonu???
Sonali:Mahi???Main aisa kyun karungi??I....
Mahi:Kyun nahin Sonu???Tumne hi mujhse yeh sab karwaaya tha aur tum hi mujhse pooch rahi ho??(wiped her tears)Mujhe nahin bata tha ki mere apne hi dost mere peet peeche khanjar lekar khadee rahegi aur mujhe...(left from there to her cabin)
Sonali:Mahi...Mahi!!!!!(thought to herself)Yeh kya ho gaya??Nahin nahin,Mahi yeh sab vishwaas nahin karegi..Woh bas apni gussa nikaal rahi thi aur kuch nahin...(glanced at Madhura who smiled at her and went towards her)
Madhura:I'm so sorry Sonali...Tum toh dosti ki bhi kaabil nahin ho,toh phir tum mere beta ka kya khaaq khayaal rak paayegi...!!
Sonali:Aapne yeh acha nahin kiya hain,Maa..
Madhura:Really??Aur tumhaare boyfriend ka kya??Agar ek baar main Pushpak ko khabar kardoo ki tumhaare aur kisi aur ladke ke beech kuch chal raha hain toh??
Sonali:Mujhe aapke yeh bakwaas sunne ke liye waqt bilkul bhi nahin hain kyunki iss waqt mere dost ko meri sabse zyaada zaroorat hain...Haan,aap agar Pushpak ko khabar karna chahthi hain,toh kariye...Mujhe koi farqh nahin padhtha!!
Madhura:Itna barosa hain apne pyaar par??
Sonali:Poora barosa hain apne aur Pushpak ke pyaar par...Aapko jo ukhaadna hain,ukhaad li jeeye...Cuz i don't care!!!(headed towards Mahi's cabin)
Pushpak:Maa??Aap aur yahaa???