Part 9

Recap: Arnav sends Shyam with his security chief back home. He takes Kushi to his place and behaves brutally with her as he sees his past in her….
Ab age…….
Shyam was furious. He stormed into Shantivan shaking its residents who were sitting in the dinner table…
Damad ji…? Sabh kairiyath hai na??? asked nani who was worried seeing her ever calm son in law like this….(son in law all is fine right?)
Shyam bought his temper down in front of his in laws… ji Nani ji sab teek hai… toda sir me dard hai…. Saying he left to his room…..( yes Nani ji I have head ache)
Anjali betiya go and see if he needs anything we will handle all here said Nani…
Anjali went inside the room to find Shyam lying on the bed with his hand on his forehead…..
Shyam ji? Shall I press your head…? I’ll just give you some medicines…
Yes sure why don’t you press my neck instead….. He taunted… he was angry with Arnav and Anjali was an easy target……
Shyam ji….. I.. she started… when Shyam furiously got up and walked towards her… he held her hand and pulled her towards him… Anjali hit his chest and flinched with this contact…. She felt disgusted….
Kyu itni gin ati hai? He asked sadistically…. I’m your husband… I have at least this rights on you? (why are u so disgusted)
Shyam ji you know the limitations of the relationship we are in….. and…..
Oh come on Anjali… I too have needs and you can at least try to provide it…
Leave me….. I know you take care of your needs outside the house… so Pls stop all this… saying she pushed him and moved back
How dare you…. I save you from being ridiculed in the society, give your bastard daughter a name and what do you give in return? Attitude? He spat…
Shut up my daughter is not a bastard… it’s a result of love and I love him till date… and for giving you in return, my brother has given you lot and me keeping quiet of all your activities is more return than required….
Shyam had just enough… he raised his hand to hit her
Papa? What are you doing came the voice of Sakshi….
Showing your mother her place… and I’m not your father…. He said staring intentionally into Anjali’s eyes.
SHYAM yelled Anjali… dare you… I’ll lose all patience if you utter those words from your mouth in front of my daughter….. she said and turned to face Sakshi…. Bete… go to the dining hall… I’ll come
Momma… what is papa saying? She asked with innocence of a child….
Beta papa is stressed… just leave it…
Oh ok saying the kid left the room…..
Shyam ji… how could you… she asked as tears fell down her eyes…
Exactly… remember what I can do…. And don’t you dare raise your voice in front of me…. Saying Shyam left the room angry……
Monodrama Raizada stood pressing her back on the wall unable to bear what she had heard… she knew all abt Anjali…. She was the only one who knew abt Anjali and her love… but she couldn’t do anything to help the child… now her Anjali was facing all this alone and she was a silent spectator to this…. She placed the cup of tea on the side table and left to her room to shed helpless tears as she did for the past few years…..
A man stood all alone on the terrace staring at nothing particular… the rain poured down but it was unable to wipe out the pain he felt at this time….
How many years will I have to take this… he whispered…. All was a lie…. She just left me… he closed his eye and bent his head back ways letting the rain drop fall on his face…. He ran his fingers through his hair as he turned around going into the house. He reached his room and opened a drawer; he took out a picture of a girl smiling…..
All this is a lie… your smile your tears, your love your words he said as he tore it into pieces and threw it in the dustbin…
Miss Raizada… or shd I say Mrs. Jha… hope you suffer as much as I… hope this rain pricks you as much as it does to me, hope this breeze burns you as much as it scorches me… I hate you…… he said aloud as thought reminding himself…
Arnav came hope after leaving that girl…. It was late at night and he dint bother eating… he just went into his room, when he saw his sister sitting on his bed and looking out thought the glass door…..
Di? Why are you up so late? Are you alright? He asked concerned…
I’m fine chotey… go and freshen up… I’ll get you dinner….
No di… I’m not in the mood to eat… he said as he moved towards the wash room…..
Oh… that is sad… then I have to sleep all hungry then, saying she got up from the bed…
What you have not eaten? Why do you do this…? Ok get the food… I’ll come down….
No chotey I’ll get it here…. We will eat like we used to before…. Moreover I need to talk to you…..
Hmmm ok di… saying he left to the washroom. When he came out, he saw the food arranged near the pool area and Anjali sitting there and looking at the reflection of the moon in the pool….
Di why are you sitting there.. you’ll get all wet.. he said as he went near her…
I love this rain Chotey…. It reminds me of the past… the beautiful moments I have lived….. She said dreamingly…
Hmmmm… so what did you want to talk abt?
Lets eat first… she said as she gave the plate of food to Arnav… the siblings ate quietly for the next 20 mins… after cleaning up, Arnav questioned again… Di what is worrying you? Anjali took a packet and gave it to Arnav… what is this chotey?
Di this is my medicine for insomnia… he replied recognizing it immediately…
Ok but why does your jiju have it????
He sometimes buys them for me di as I forget… may be this is one of them…. He said not concentrating too much into the matter….
Hmmmm… one more thing chotey…. I … I want to work she said sitting down on the bed…
What? Why di… after all these years?
Wo… I’m bored… Sakshi too has started going to full time school so I thought of working… Pls chotey…
Hmmm ok di… you can join our office tomorrow too… it would be good as I need to go to Lucknow again…
No Chotey…. I want to work in some other place… Pls don’t refuse…
Are you sure? What did jiju say?
He is ok with this….
Hmmm then I’m ok too… just take care di…. He said still thinking why his sister wants to work….
When are you coming back from Lucknow? And are you again gonna stay in that hell hole?
Di we cannot forget out past…
Chotey it is time… I know you were the one to take the pain but still …. Why don’t you sell it off…?
No di… I cannot… It might have lot of bad memories but I also have good memories in it…
Yes… that Kamya had destroyed your memories chotey… I just wish I could have helped…. She said as tears welled up…
Di…. Its in the past and let it be there…
It may be in the past but it still affects my chotey…. She said with a sad smile… she had destroyed you for anyone to remake… unknowingly Anjali’s words had made Arnav remember what he had done to that poor girl….
Yes di… I’m unable to forget… every time I get in close proximity to a girl…. I remember those 2 years of slavery which I served for Kamya and her friends… he said lost in his thoughts….
Chotey…. Pls…. just sleep…. She said handing over those tabs to him… she patted his head and left the room… Arnav sat there still lost in the memories of the past
Arnav was 14 when his mother had committed suicide. His father had insulted, abused and humiliated her for the past 10 years and she had completely broken down by that time. It was only 5 months from her death that he again married Kamya his secretary and mistress…. Arnav dint know how to take all this… he going by his experience, thought Kamya was also bought into the house like his mother… he somewhere felt sorry for her…. Kamya at first behaved nicely towards him, but things got a bit weird when she started getting too friendly with Arnav. She sometimes touched him and caressed him in places making him uneasy…
One night when he was loitering around in the house, he heard moans from the study…. He decided to peek in and was shocked to see the sight…. His father and Kamya were f**king each other… being 16 years now, he knew what they were doing and being that age he got curious…. He stood there for the whole time and ran from the place after they had finished…. This first sight into the adult world had bought changes in his body also…. This continued like this for the next month. He had viewed them getting intimate many times and each time he had hid and seen them… he had thought that no one knew abt him hiding and watching them. Little did he know that Kamya was well aware of the little guest who came in for free show… and she did give him a good show…
It was almost one month and Arnav continued his little hid and see shows…. One night he came back to his room after such show… he was aroused as usual and was in pain.. He lay on the bed not knowing what to do when he saw Kamya coming in… she was covered only with the bed spread and she sat beside him. That night what she did to a young boy destroyed his innocence…. Arnav dint know what it was, but being his age liked it… such nights continued when Kamya after finishing with his father would come to him and relieve him either by hand or mouth…. And Arnav looked forward for this…. He was becoming a slave to this pleasure unknowingly…. He himself dint know when things got out of hand. From fondling to proper s**…. First Kamya blackmailed him and then on it happened when ever she wanted… after few months, Kamya and her friends joined in. All this did irreparable damage to Arnav. He was really young to understand his doing, and when he did, guilt ate him up. He couldn’t tell anyone abt what he was going through… he was stuck.
Things went worse when his father had gone for 3 months for business trip…. Arnav was used daily by Kamya and her friends so much that the boy broke down completely…. He had hardened and accepted his fate… he dint fight anymore… he dint want to fight also…. He had become cruel to others outside his home. He had pushed off one and only friend he had too… his titli….. But he couldn’t help it as he was afraid for her…. From that day onwards till the next year ie from him being 16 to 17, Arnav was a sex slave to his step mom and he friends…. He listened to their dirty talk and did what they wanted him to do… they taught him to please them in ways he dint know exist….. Arnav changed from being an innocent boy to a hard man…. When he was 17 he hardly felt any guilt or pain…. All that was in his mind was to study and get his father and his step mom out of this house, to punish them for what they have done to him and his family (mother and sister) this was the only mantra that kept him going….
Payal was worried…. She had absolutely had no news abt Kushi… this worried her sick… she dint trust Shyam a bit… she knew her sister was in trouble… last night she felt restless…. When ever she closed her eyes, all she saw was Kushi crying… she felt like running to Delhi and checking on Kushi but she knew that was not possible. Especially now, that her Amma and Buaji were excited abt a marriage proposal for her…. Payal dint even see who the boy was… all she thought was abt Kushi and the cheap look Shyam had given her….
Payal ji she heard some one call… she turned around and saw Ayush calling her…
Aree Ayush ji? Aap? Payal was quiet surprised…
Han… wo hum aapko aur Kushi ji ko kuch batane aye hai… he said with a smile…(yes, I have come to say something to you and Kushi)
Ji kya bath hai? (yes what is the matter?)
Hume Delhi me job mila hai aur hum aaj rath ko nikal rahe hai…. Socha ke aap dono ko yeh bath bathade…. (I have got a job in Delhi and moving there tonight… I thought of informing you and Kushi)
Aree yeh tho bohot acchi bath hai…. Congratulation…. Ab tho ap bohot Kushi honge… Payal said giving him a big smile…. (This is a good news… congratulations you must be very happy)
Ji Payal ji… bohot… sapna sakar hua humara…. Han… Kushi ji kahan hai? (yes Payal ji very… I have got my wish… ok where is Kushi ji?)
Kushi tho….. payal stopped when she realized something…. Ayush ji…. Kya aap humare liye ek madad karsakthe hai? (will you do one help for me?)
Han Payal ji…. (yes)
Wo… ek min… saying Payal ran inside the house and took out a diary… she noted a address and gave it to Ayush…
Payal ji yeh kya hai? Kiska address hai? (what is this? Whose address is this?)
Kushi ka….. pls aap jake use humare liye dhekh ayiye ga….. She pleaded…. Ayush was shocked… (its Kushi’s .. pls check on her for me..)
par Payal ji wo Delhi me kya kar rahi hai? He asked her…(but what is she doing in Delhi?)
Wo… uski shadi hogayi aur wo Delhi me apne pati ke sath rahti hai.. par 2 din se uska phone nahi aya issliye….. pls Ayush ji humari madad kardejiye… she requested….(she is married and stays with her husband in Delhi.. but for the past 2 days I have not received any phone calls from her… pls go and see her for me)
Ji… ho jayegi… kal he dhekh aoonga… saying he left…. He liked Kushi and hearing this new was nothing but a shock to him…. He couldn’t stand there listen more so he left… he had decided to check on Kushi as soon as he reached Delhi partially for Payal and the rest to assure himself…… (ok.. I’ll go and see her tomorrow itself)
It was 8 in the morning when Kushi got up…. She dint know what had happened. She remembered only bits and pieces of last night… the pain in her body was another story… she added all the points and decided that she had done something bad so the strange man had punished her as Buaji would…. She didn’t understand why Shyam ji had left her here with this man…. she was very confused and disoriented… her body pain was making her irritated…. She saw that she was sleeping on the floor and slowly got up… she moved towards one door and opened it…. It was a washroom… she staggered into it and cleaned herself…. She thanked her Devi maiyya for the hot water that poured down the shower as she stood below it…. The water soothed her aching body…. Kushi freshen up, but now she realized she dint have any clothes…. She moved out of the wash room looking into the cupboards for clothes, when she found shirts… she took out one of them and wore it… the shirt came down below her knee…. It was loose but not very….. She searched the cupboard to find something to tie around her waist…. That is when her eyes fell on a neatly hung ties… she took one and tied it around her waist on the shirt… wearing only the shirt made her feel bare. But now this arrangement gave her a better feeling… she made her way out of the room and searched for the kitchen. Once she was in, she put together some thing to eat and had her breakfast…..
Kushi was not in her best of moods…. She felt unpleasant through out the day…..and adding to it was fatigue…. She would have slept through the day if it was not for the restlessness she felt…. On top of all this was being alone… somehow today she wanted her sister to be near her…. She sat on the bed, bringing her knees close to her chest…. She rested her head on her knees and rocked to and fro trying to comfort herself….
Arnav had a very restless sleep…. His mind was occupied by that girl in his house… he dint feel sorry for her… but there was something else… he still couldn’t understand why he had bought her to that house… but one thing he knew was that he was attracted towards her… this was what he felt, just attraction and he wished it would be over in few days…. Moreover he had no time to think abt all this as he needed to go to Lucknow for the fashion show… he packed his bags and left the house bidding his byes to his loved ones….
Arnav reached Lucknow and headed to Sheesh Mahal… on his way inside, his eyes fell on a small house… he got down the car and went towards the house…
Raja ji… he heard a voice calling… he looked around and saw a small girl of 5 running towards him… she had a warm smile dancing on her innocent face, her big hazel eyes were gleaming in happiness….. She ran towards Arnav when she tripped….
Titli careful he yelled stretching his hand as though stopping her… but then he realized she was not there… no girl no stone no nothing…. He closed his eyes, controlled himself and then looked at the house…. He went closer and dusted an old name board which had KUMARS written in a childish manner… he smiled as he ran his fingers on the inscription…..
Where are you titli? He whispered as he took the board in his hand and headed towards the Mahal…
It was getting dark and so was Kushi… her withdrawal symptoms were gaining control on her…. It first started by her feeling the tremors….. Then was hit by nausea which made her cry out…. But what really messed her up were the cramps in her stomach…. She yelled and cried out loud for help but to her dismay no one heard her…. She banged the front door to be opened but Arnav had locked it up…. She ransacked the whole house to find something to help her but found nothing…. Her body was burning and the cramps were painfully….. She moaned and cried for the next 2 hours breaking and tearing anything she found in front of her… at last she reached one room which had a bar… she saw a bottle containing a transparent liquid…. She though it was water and drank it down… she was already in a mess to realize the taste…. But the liquid did its trick…. The alcohol in it was so strong to make her collapse on the floor after few minutes…….

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