Part 3

Months passes and Maan and Dev finished their college… when Maan joined his business, Dev left for US to complete his MBA… before he left… the family had decided upon the marriage on his arrival as Geet would also had completed her UG…
In this time, Maan had pushed Geet and his feeling deep into his heart…. He never saw her or wanted to hear abt her… he avoided Prakash and his gossip talk like plague… he hanged out with Adhi and surprisingly Adhi had not forced him to accompany him for his pinky staring sessions… for Maan, things were shaping up…
Yaar…. I told her… screamed Adhi as he dashed into his cabin…
What?? Whom??? Stuttered Maan
Pinky whom else??? I told her today… she said yes….. said a cheerfully Adhi…
Wow at last… end of your staring sessions I guess… Teased Maan
Arey yaar… chod.. We are official couple now… cheered Adhi
When did this all happen yaar?? Asked Maan
Around 2 months yaar…. started talking to her… and then today I just told her…. He said shyly…
Wooo woo… man don’t tell me you are blushing… teased Maan
Shut up yaar… I’ll get you jab tumhara time ayega…. Saying Adhi left feeling very happy….
The picture of Geet flashed through his mind hearing Adhi’s words… slamming the laptop shut… Maan decided hit the gym to get rid of these thought… the thoughts which he had suppressed for the past 2 years….

Geet was happy… Pinky had got Adhi… she had liked him…. he seemed to be nice and matured to handle a chirpy Pinky… the second reason for her happiness was Dev…he was coming today…. It was not like Geet had loved Dev… But again what was love… she never knew… she never saw love between her parents so how will she know…? but she respected and like Dev as a human and friend… he was her ticket out of the family… so Geet was happily humming as she moved towards the airport to receive Dev…
Geet had gone to the airport… she had waited for Dev to arrive… Dev had come… he looked the same… but along with him came another girl… Geet dint understand Dev’s nervousness… she took the girl to be his friend… All hell broke loose when they reached Dev’s house… Geet and Dev were surprised when they saw the house decorated for their wedding… Geet was shocked as she was also not told abt this… this explains the mehendi on her hand yesterday and her papaji giving permission to bring Dev alone today… she smiled but it faded when she saw the look of horror on Dev’s face… before she could ask anything she was whisked off by her mom and other girls, dressed and brought down… down in the mandap stood Dev handsome as ever in a sherwani but had a grim look on his face… Geet had started feeling jittery… Dev kept on staring at her as she came down… the look was not of what a groom would give his bride but was of a man in misery asking for forgiveness… both were given the garlands… Geet lowered her head waiting for Dev to place the garland around her… but it never came… she looked up as she heard murmurs around… she saw Dev standing as a statue… his eyes were moist and he stood looking at her defeated…
I’m sorry Geet… please forgive me… he whispered… Geet’s heart stopped beating for a min… he moved away from her and went towards the girl he bought along with him…. He pulled her making her stand near him…
This is nainthara… I love her… we were planning to marry… I’m sorry… I can’t marry Geet… I don’t love her… he said all this lowering his head… the girl next to him dint show any emotion at all..
I don’t blame her though… thought Geet…. all started blaming him and his family… I just wanted to run off… hide somewhere… disappear… but I know nothing would work… I knew if I kept quite… the family will force our marriage… thinking so. Geet took her garland and walked near nainthara… gave it to her… and asked her to continue the marriage…
She saw happiness in Dev’s parents face… his mom hugged her and cried… she apologized… and continued crying when Geet felt someone pulling her… she saw her furious father pull her out of the mansion… he had dragged her home and flung her where she had hit the couch and fell down… her father had yelled howled and hit her mercilessly… even Brij had felt sorry for his sister… but nothing worked… Rano had suffered few bruises when she tried to shield Geet…. but Geet felt nothing… she had become numb… her father had thrown her into her room and that was were she was from that day… none of her friends knew abt her… Geet Handa had disappeared from the face of earth….
It had been 5 months that maan had seen Geet… he had seen her in Adhi’s and Pinky’s wedding… she looked beautiful with a capital B… divine…was what came out when he had seen her…. But had controlled him when he remembered all that he saw…. Today Maan was a changed man… the calm man was replaced by a rude and arrogant man… his feeling and emotions were meant only for family… he felt nothing for anyone… he had brought up the Kurrana cons to heights….today this man was 25 and was considered a very ruthless and hard core business man… the only person worried abt this change was Dadi.. She knew all this… and was very worried… now that Adhi had moved to Mumbai… Maan had no friends also… his only duty and passion was work…. And he seems to be in love with it….

Maan bete…. Will you do one thing for me… asked dadi across the dining table…
Yes dadi???
Bete… I have seen a girl for you… I want you to get settled….
Dadi I’m not into all these things… if you want marriage… I guess you shd get Vicky married… he seems ready… he said with a smirk
Maan pls I’m serious… I like the girl… she will be good for you… said Dadi… Maan could see the hopefulness in her eyes… he never believed in love… he had never thought of marriage… neither did he have any girlfriends… so why not agree to make dadi happy… his mom would also be happy…
Hmmm… ok dadi… but one condition… I hate rituals… complete the wedding quickly… and I don’t want to see the girl as you like her so much… saying he got up and left…
Dadi was very happy… maan was gonna get his lady love…. She called up the handa’s and placed the proposal… dadi had come to know abt Geet’s marriage being cancelled…. She had felt sorry for the girl… but happy as now chances to get back her grandson was more… so she had decided upon this as quickly as possible… the marriage was fixed in a week… the engagement will follow the wedding… dadi and maan’s mom were into the marriage completely… the only person who was not interested was Maan….
Geet was brushed and cleaned with exotic scents and lotions…. But she felt nothing… she stood like a statue… she was dressed up for her so called engagement… Rano had told her… her father had threatened her not to do drama in front of anyone… Geet was wallowing in self pity… She had accepted her fate… yes fate which had damned her to this life of misery… Rano tried to instill hope into her broken daughter… but nothing worked… Geet got ready and came to the hall… all were there… she saw her would be husband stare dumb folded at her… she moved near him…. She could feel cold fingers hold her hand… tat is when she looked up into his eyes…
Maan was in trance… his angel… the girl he had adorned for years from his window… were standing near him…. She looked divine… she stood in front of him… his hand moved on its own accord holding her hand as he slipped the ring into her warm fingers… he felt her slip the ring into his…the night flew by like a dream… Rano had comforted Geet… Geet seeing the look in maan’s eyes let hope flutter in her heart once more… what if she dint know love… she had hoped this man would love her… his eyes had told her… she once again hoped….
The morning brought in the marriage hustle and bustle… the couple was soon seen sitting near the hawan with happiness in their eyes… Dadi was elated… she had seen the look Maan had given Geet when she had climbed down the stairs… she had giggled when she saw Maan visibly stopping himself from going near Geet and bringing her to the mandap… today she was sure her grandson will return… she saw with happiness as Maan took the pheres, applied the sindoor and tie the mangalsuthra around Geet’s neck making her his for ever….
Geet looked heavenly as she sat in the mid of the bed awaiting maan… her heart was restless… this unknown man… how would he be… what would he do… she was in her thought when she heard the door open and in came her husband… handsome and beautiful together… handsome with features but beautiful with eyes… eyes which were brown… and turned browner if possible… she looked on as he removed her veil from her head…

Maan was in complete trance… his heart was leading and minds… I don’t know gone I guess…. he saw her toes curl as he moved towards her… he felt her restlessness as he sat next to her… he saw uncertainty in her eyes as he removed her veil but saw peace before she closed her eyes as he kissed her… the kiss was beyond anything… he poured his pain, love, grief and need in it…
They broke the kiss and Geet could feel his hands removing her ornaments and his lips, where his hands were… shots of current flew through her body with each action…. Soon she found all her ornaments on the side table and felt his rough manly hands move up her arms and stop at her shoulders… she felt herself lie on the bed…. and get engulfed in warmth and security
Maan felt her shiver with every kiss and touch of his hands…this gave him the encouragement to continue… he made her lie down and proceed future… he wanted her to feel wat he felt for her… these years of longing… the wait.. Every bit… he wanted her to feel… he relieved himself and her of clothes… then he stopped to admire this angel… she was beautiful… and his… only his…
he saw her frown… he clucked and then he saw her open her eyes and grow red… she tried to turn and cover herself when he gently pinned her hands beside her and ducked his face kissing her will all his passion
Geet blushed as her eyes opened to see a naked Maan… oh she never in her wildest dreams had seen such a sight… she felt shy as his heated gaze passed thought-out her naked body… before she could hide, her husband held her and cover her with himself…placing his lips on parts which all of a sudden grew sensitive, giving her such pleasures which she dint know existed…
The night passes singing songs of moans and mumbling… Geet opened her eyes to see her husband cuddle up to her… she blushed as she remembered last night… every touch had sung volumes of love… every kiss had told her his longing…. His thrust though painful had promised her care and security ending it with a mind blasting sense of pleasure…all this had revived her fragile hope… hope to be loved to be needed…. the night had sung songs of her husbands untold love….she smiled as she kissed his forehead… not wanting to move from there she cuddled into her husband sleeping again… the darkness of the night vanished giving way to the rays of light into the room and into her life… or so she thought
Maan woke up to find his lady love sleeping on his chest… his wife… his love….. His Geet… his salvation… he removed the hair disturbing his view of her face… yes his Geet… from today Geet was his wife… only maan’s.. Hummed his heart…
Yes only maan’s as she belonged to Dev few months ago…. Yelled his mind… (Welcome back) with this thought maan was cruelly dragged down to reality.

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