Part 1

THE UNLUCKY GIRL

Oh my god… guys did you see RK in the promo of his new movie… wow… he looks smokin man… giggled pinky
Absolutely… oh how I wish I could see him in person… said Pari dreamingly…
Hmmm… He does look yummy yaar…. Said Meera gaping at the screen
Wonder why he doesn’t have a girl friend yet…. Thought Prachi aloud…
May be he is waiting for me… said Pari….
Ya ya dream girl… said pinky in a sarcastic voice
Look who is talking… fatso… teased Pari
Guys stop it…. What are you doing.. I though we were studying here… not discussing this half nude guy yaar… mourned Geet pulling the remote control out of pinky’s hand….
Yaar Geet don’t be a spoil sport now… cried Pari…
Enough… not now… after 3 days you can ogle at him all you want not today.. We have an exam day after… said Geet in a strict voice..
Han han… why will she see RK… she already has a bomb shell as a fiancé… teased Meera…
Han yaar… Dev is such a hot looking guy… added Pari
Stop it guys wo humare jeju hai… said Prachi
Hai nahi hone wale hai…. Said pinky… who knows one of us will steal him off before he marries Geet… she giggle raising her eyebrows teasingly towards Geet..
Tum sab pagal ho… saying she shook her head, but a small smile adorned her lips…ok guys now got to leave…
Yaar Geet…. So soon… it’s just 4 now… wined Meera…
You know I have to be home before dad and bhai comes… otherwise mom will be in trouble… said Geet… all could see sadness set in her eyes…
Ok yaar… wait… we all will come and drop you … aur aunty se bhi mil lenge… what say guys offered Prachi
Ok yaar…. Outing bhi ho jaye gi aur we can enjoy aunty’s samosas or pakoras… said pinky…
Can’t you think of anything apart from food yaar… teased Pari
Ok enough… can we leave now… saying Geet picked her bag, arranged her books into it and walked towards the door to leave…all the girls had scooters with them except for Geet… she always traveled with Prachi or pinky… they stopped near a chat store and got down to have some pani puri…
chal geet le…. Offered Meera
Nahi yaar… I don’t want it today… spoke Geet
Don’t fuss yaar… open up saying Pari placed one near her mouth…
I don’t want it pari… if I want I’ll get it myself… saying geet gently pushed her hand and moved away..
Chod usee… mood nahi hoga… saying Prachi placed a hand on Pari shoulder and comforted her…
She always does that yaar… may be she doesn’t like to be seen with us outside… thought Pari aloud
Shut up… kuch bhi bolthi hai… before pinky could say anything Prachi stopped her…

All this was seen by 3 boys sitting near by table of the chat shop…
Rich girl and their attitude… mumbled Prakash…
How do you know…. asked Adhi eyeing pinky with a shy smile
Can’t you see… moreover Pari is my sis yaar… I know many things abt her…
Who is she then the Handa princess or what… teased Adhi…
Actually yes… she is the great Brij handa’s sister Geet Handa…
Oh man… seriously… I have never seen her…. Just heard a lot… she is in 12th no… asked Adhi
Yaar maan you might know her… you stay next to her house right?? Asked Prakash
Maan had seen her a lot of times… his room’s window faced her balcony…. Hmmmm…
What hmmm… tell me no have you seen them making out??? Asked Prakash enthusiastically
What rubbish… said maan irritated… she is just 17 or 18 may be…
Which world do you belong your majesty… today, when you are in love they do every thing… these two are engaged… will get married… then what do you expect… He said raising his eyebrows. They might be doing a lot more advanced things yaar… saying he smirked in a knowing manner
What ever… why are we even talking abt these two… saying maan tried to shrug off the topic… But in his mind Prakash’s words kept on playing…
chall yaar… let leave.. Have college tomorrow… saying Adhi got up as he saw the girls leaving….
Hmmmm… bye guys… saying maan paid his share and left in his bike… more importantly he wanted to see where Geet was going…
Maan Singh Kurrana belonged to a upper middle class family… after his father’s death, his mother and grandmother were struggling to keep the business running… with low finance and even lower support, the family was hanging on till maan finished his studies… maan had one more year to finish his architecture degree… he was very obedient child who knew the family problem… he knew the responsibilities that he had to bear and was ready to do it… 2 years before maan had first laid his eyes on the beautiful Handa princess (as all thought) … it was Dev’s and her engagement and Kurrana family were also invited… it was weird, maan was smitten by Geet on her engagement… but after that.. he had stirred clear of her way… he had kept his mind busy always so that it never wandered towards Geet… though he did see her secretly… in the balcony at nights … but today something was different.. . Prakash’s words stung his heart…. He had never before thought of Geet that way… but may be he was right… Pari was his sister and she might have said something like this to him… moreover Prakash was much more aware of all these matter compared to him… he moved towards his house with all these things swimming around his mind….

It was almost 6 when the girls left from Geet’s house… she had prayed her babaji to somehow delay her father and brother… she knew if they come to know of her mother entertaining her friends or she going to their house for studying both of them will be in trouble… Geet’s father though was one among the wealthiest business men, was really narrow minded… her brother Brij had also inherited this from his father… according to them, girls were not given freedom for anything… they had to listen to the men of their family be it good bad or ugly… Rano and Geet had tolerated this from the beginning…
Rano had hopes for her daughter… she knew Dev’s parents were good people… and Dev was a fun loving and kind human being… though she knew neither Geet or dev loved each other but knew they respected and liked each other… she prayed tat this respect will grow into love after marriage…
Geet go inside and freshen up and come down… help me in cooking… your father and brother will be coming anytime now… said Rano moving towards the kitchen after cleaning the table..
Yes mom… saying Geet left… she came down and dinner preparations started… it was around 8 when the men came home… all was ready… and men came for dinner… Rano was arranging the plates when she saw Geet signaling her something showing her hand on her head…
Rano… have you forgotten your manners?? Yelled Mohinder
Ji…?? Rano blinked…
Why isn’t your head covered? Darji will be coming down any moment… if you don’t have such manners and respect where are you going to teach Geet??? She is going to spoil the Handa name in her in laws place… yelled Mohinder…
Rano quietly pulled her duppata over her head properly… it was always like this… Geet’s father would throw abuses at her mother in front of her and her brother all the time… cos of this, her brother had lost respect for his mother… according to him mother was the lady who cooked, served and cleaned for him before he got a wife… Geet also knew she was destined a life like this… she had made up her mind long before… but still somewhere there was hope.. Hope given by her mother…
Geet your exam is getting over day after right?? Questioned Mohinder
Ji… replied Geet….
Brij has gotten you into Dev’s college itself for the next year… said mohender
Par papaji… I don’t want to study business… said geet in a very soft voice
Tho what do you wish to study… said mohender… Rano could feel his anger rising… unfortunate for Geet who dint realize it…
Papaji.. I want to do fashion designing… I have even got the forms… will you sign it…?? She asked hopefully…
Bring it here… he said… Geet missed the rage in his voice… she cheerfully rushed to her room and brought down the forms and gave it to her father… she looked towards her mom to see if she was happy SSSrrrr…. she heard the sound of paper tearing… she saw her father tearing up her dreams and wishes…
Oops fhat gaya.. How careless of me… now you have only have to study business… Brij give her the forms and get signature… submit it off too… saying Mohinder left a shattered Geet and tearful Rano
Come to my room now… saying Brij left but something was different today… seeing the look in Geet’s eyes… his heart pained but the MCP in him shrugged the feeling off…
Bacchi… sambhal… a cringRano hugged Geet, who stood looking at the paper on the floor which were torn and scattered like her dreams… after sometime, Geet went to her brother’s room he gave her the paper and got signatures…
sabh teek ho gayega… shadi ke badh pad lena… said Brij before he shut the door on her face… Geet stood flabbergasted… this had never happened… she smiled weekly maybe veerji cared… she whispered to herself….

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