Part 12

Savithri Devi Kurrana… was a woman in her late 70s…. but mentally she was over 100…. Every time she sees her grandson, she aged quickly…. The life which he led, the loneliness that surrounded him, the pain that he gives himself was making her hate that girl and herself… how she wished she never gave him that envelope… how she wished she burned it off that min she received it.. She signed as she sat down…. Her grandson had not come home last night… she looked at the table that she sat all alone for lunch… she pushed down the morsels of food into her throat as she needed to live on in this world for him….
The sound of the alarm woke up everyone in the office and they stood up straight… the sound was followed by a man with a serious face, but dressed in a crisp 3 piece suit.. tailor made for his body… he walked so fast that other people following him had to run behind…. He entered his cabin and Adhi his trusted hand entered it… Pinky the secretary followed with his coffee which was thrown on the floor followed by his voice and her dashing out of the room crying… Adhi signed.. This was how it was always….
Adhi…. Have the candidates come??? I want a good designer… I don’t want crap like last time he growled…
Ji…. Sssir… the interview is done with and the second stage interview will be done by you….
So who are left out now???
There are only 3 sir… 2 men and one woman….
Dismiss the woman and send in the men… woman are worthless.. he spat in disgust…
Ssssiirr…. Wo.. she seems good for the job sir… she is married and has a kid too sir… but…
Adhi… I told you.. I
But sir just once…. Adhi pleaded showing him the file of the woman…
He was irritated but still knew that Adhi had good judgment… he took the file and his eyes fell on the photo.. and the whole world stopped…. The only person who held such power in the world to make his breath stop… it was her.. Geet he whispered…..
Sssir??? What happened??? Adhi’s voice brought him back
Send the men off…. Just bring her into this cabin and give her the job…also make sure she is my secretary also… shift Pinky back to her job as your secretary… he told Adhi but his eyes were still stuck on the photo…
But siirr??
Just do what you are told.. but before… make sure she sign the contract… he said with a smirk and looked at him understood….
Yes sssirr… Adhi said and left the room.. The man got up and opened the curtains that hid the one side glass. He could see who enters inside his cabin much before they actually do….he waited there for 3 whole minutes when he saw her walking in… his heart skipped a beat when he saw her in that baby pink sari…. His eyes roamed all over her… but stopped when he saw her stop… she turned and stood facing him… if not for that glass, they would be standing opposite to each other… he placed his hand on the glass just to feel her… and she too did the same… she seemed confused…. He dint know what he was doing… he just kept on staring at her… his eyes moved all over her face… she did look much mature than before.. He was seeing her after 6 or 7 years now… but still she looked so beautiful… his eyes stopped on the sindoor that decorated her parting…. That is when he came back to the real world… his eyes moved to her neck and his breath hitched…. He could see someone else’s claim on her…. Those black beads…. It burned him… he fisted and to his luck, he saw a mark on her shoulder.. a light one.. as thought someone had scratched her… he flinched when he realized what it could have been.. of course.. he was her husband… he might have touched her everywhere…. He removed his hand from the glass and closed the curtain, unable to think of all this anymore… he opened another door and entered it, not wanting her to see him… at least for now…
Anjali entered the office on time… she had concealed all the marks that her husband had given her and had worn her sari… she was selected in the first selection interview and now she was called in… she was nervous… and there was something calling her.. Her heart was alive after so many years… as she entered the corridor… she could feel someone call her…. She turned only to see her self on the mirror.. The whole wall was a mirror and she saw herself.. she placed her hand on it.. when she felt the warmth… of him… she shook her head to get rid of these thoughts… why was she thinking of all this after so many years… she clutched at the area where her heart beats were high and tried to calm down… she was so confused and above all this, she was scared… she calmed herself and entered the room, only to find it empty… after 2 mins, Adhi entered the room and smiled at her….
So Mrs Jha…. You have got the job… but one more thing… apart from being the designer, you have to be MSK’s secretary also…. He added placing the contract on the table..
Secretary?? But why?? I thought…
Don’t worry maam… you’ll be paid for that too…. but you need to do so only for 6 months… pls read this contract properly and then sign it…
Ok but.. Before she could continue, Adhi’s phone rang…
Yes sirrr…..
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Now??? Bbbuutttt…
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Ok sir….where???
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Ok hotel Sahara…. Room no 704… sure sir… tonight I’ll do so.. saying Adhi cut the call…
Ok Mrs Jha… pls sign and give it to Pinky…. Today itself.. saying he left her… Anjali dint know what to do… she needed to be back home by 6 at least… she thought abt this and decided that she will talk to the boss directly… she had heard Adhi sir say that the boss was in hotel Sahara and in room no 704… so may be she could talk to him directly.. making up her mind, she signed the contract and left the office…

Arnav walked into Kushi’s room… she was awake.. or to say was awake….. he looked at her innocent sleeping form… he couldn’t believe this was the same girl who was trying to take his Jiju away from his Di… but irrespective of what he thought, he couldn’t hate her… his heart was somewhat not listening to his explanation… signing, he left the room, not before ordering Pritvi to stay put and inform him. He left to his penthouse…. Today he just wanted to be alone, alone with his thought, alone with his titli…. Arnav drew towards his adobe and locked himself in.. He found the house to be a bit strange… but dint think much, taking a bottle of his liquor, he entered the pool area… the moon reflected on the waters making the scene so pure and serene…. He gulped down few mouth fulls and rested his back on the pillar… he knew that he had to go back tomorrow to see her.. not that he had to.. but he couldn’t stop himself.. he gulped the whole bottle and fell into a very disturbed sleep…

It was nearly 5 when Anjali entered the hotel…. She went to the reception and enquired abt MSK she was immediately shown to the room… what she missed was the disgusting look that the receptionist was throwing her … Anjali got into the lift and stopped at the 7th floor… she got out and headed towards the said room with the card that was given at the reception. She opened the room and entered… the room was dimly lit. She moved forward and jerked when she heard the door lock… she moved forwards Sir?? She called out…. As she moved on…. Suddenly she felt someone hold her from behind… she felt warm lips on her nape.. This felt so familiar… her heart felt it… she shuddered. And she could feel him smirk at her reaction…. His hand held onto her waist under her pallu.. she was frozen.. she felt him kiss her and suck at her skin….. She tried to say something but nothing came out of her lips…. She felt that she was melting.. and she would have melted in it.. if not for the poke she felt behind…. Stop it.. she yelled out…. Removing his hand from her.. she turned around…. Yeh kya batameese hai??? She shouted at him… but stopped when she saw his face… it was him…. Maan she whispered… eyes glued on his face…
Maan was confused by what he was feeling.. Never in these whole years away from her, did he feel this belonging… this urge… why was this girl able to give him all this…. He dint want to leave her…. At first he had hugged her cos he needed release after seeing her… those marks of love on her skin only increased his burning inside him…but after touching her, he felt so in peace… he just dint want to leave her… but now he was furious at her rejection… but froze when he saw Geet….his Geet standing there glaring at him…
Batameese??? I have to ask you that Mrs Jha… what the hell are you doing here??? Alone …in a man’s room…..he asked her smirking….
Kya??? It..it…
What it??? Huh??? I’m just thinking… what is a married woman, doing in this room, alone letting another man touch her??? He mocked her…. Not that this is new but still he taunted her….
Tum ho??? Maan.. Anjali whispered… she was lost in her own world.. and his taunts dint even reach her brain properly..
Tum nahi.. Aap.aur Maan nahi MSK… and for you it is Sir.. got it Mrs Jha???? He yelled at her….
MSK??? That means….. she was bought back with this one word…
Yes.. I’m your boss…. He said smirking… that very moment there was a knock and a girl wearing mini skirt entered…..
Hi beautiful.. don’t waste time and strip… he told her….the girl nodded and did as told… but her eyes were on Anjali who was looking at Maan all shocked..
Come here he cooed forget this lady here….he told her and kissed her on her lips directly…. Anjali stood there staring at all this…. Her body was numb, her heart broken al over again… if it was possible and her leg pained…. She just stared at the duo who were making out shamelessly in front of her… Maan carried the girl and threw her on the bed and the girl giggled to this.. he jumped on her after stripping completely… Anjali closed her eyes… she couldn’t see this… he was behaving like an animal… she shook herself.. this is not Maan… her Maan was not like this… the Maan she loved, worshiped, who had a permanent place in her heart was not this monster….. this … this… disgusting creature… she thought as she saw him lick and bit the girl.. She shuddered and came out of her thoughts….. Bringing herself under control she moved out of the room.. as fast as her limping legs could take her…
Maan heard the door close.. he dint want to see her…. He couldn’t believe she just saw him with this girl…. As the room was dimly lit, he couldn’t see the pain in her eyes… he liked what he did.. he wanted her to know that he was not a love sick puppy to be still thinking of her… in all this, the beast inside him rose and he ravaged the girl below him… all her cries fell on deaf ears and he just did what he did best for the past 7 years… destroy…..
Hello??? Ayush ji??? Payal called
Han… Payal ji…hum aap hi ko call karne wale they… Ayush said.. she could feel the happiness in his voice….(oh Payal ji I was just gonna call you)
Kya hua?? Kam hua ya…. She dragged…(what happened? is the work done or???)
Arrey.. kam ho hi gaya… aapko sirf interview attend karna hai… jo parso hai…. He said…(yes the work is almost over.. you need to attend an interview the day after tomorrow)
Accha.. bohot acchi news di hai appne… Payal said as tears of happiness clouded her vision..(really?? You have given such a good news)
Payal ji.. wo.. kya hai na.. me tho godown ki supervisor hun.. par aapko interview main office me, boss ke secretary ka mila hai….. is position me, aapkeliye ek flat bhi allotted hai.. kya khayal hai aapke?? He asked as he dint know what she wanted…(Payal ji.. wo actually I’m a supervisor in the godown and you have got the interview in the main office as the bosse’s secretary… for this position you are allotted a house also.. what do you think abt this?)
Aap phikar math kariye… koi bhi job chalega.. hume Kushi ko dundna hai.. uskeliye rahne ka ghar or paise chahiye isliye… shukriya Ayush ji… she said sincerely..(don’t worry..any job wil do… I have to look for Kushi… for that I need a house and money.. that is all… thank you Ayush ji)
Aap na sharminda kar rahe ho….. Kushi bhi meri dost hai.. hume bhi uski fikar hai Payal ji.. shukriya ki bath hi nahi hai… he chided her…..(you are making me ashamed… Kushi is my frd also.. I am also worried for her.. there is no need for thank you….)
Ji teek hai…. Apse kal mulakath hogi.. she said and cut the call ….(ok.. we wil meet tomorrow)
She pressed in some other no.. and heard a hello…
Ji hum Payal…
Arrey Payal beta…bohot acche time me phone kiya… Grahak milgaya hai.. aur kal subha hi wo pese dene keliye razi hai… pure 30 lakh rupees… the man said in a cheerful tone…(oh Payal??? You have called in a very good time.. I have got a client… he is ready to give money tomorrow itself.. totally 30 lakhs rupees)
Shukriya kaka… ap nahi hote tho…. Payal thanked the man heart fully…(thank you kaka.. if you weren’t there then…)
Arrey…. Kya bath kar rahe ho.. Shashi.. mere bhai ki tarah hai… aur tum mere beti… subha 9 bhaje mere ghar pohonch jana ghar ke khagaz ke sath.. pese mil jayenge… he said…(oho what are you talking abt.. Shashi was like my brother and you are my daughter… come to my house by 9 tomorrow morning.. with the house papers…..)
Ji shukriya.. saying she cut the call…..
30lakhs.. I just hope this amount would be enough for looking for her.. she thought as she descended the stairs to go into Kushi’s room… that was the place she slept in from the day she had left….
Hum jaldhi a rahen hai Kushi.. she whispered as she closed her eyes to get sleep….(I’m coming there soon Kushi)
Kushi opened her eyes… to look at the white ceiling and the white walls…. She dint know where she was.. her body was paining.. and that burning feeling was back again… she tried getting up… but the needle that was pierced in her skin was troubling her…. She tried to call someone but no one was there…. After waiting for another 10 min, she herself removed the needle and moved out of the room.. only to be stopped by a strong grip on her wrist… she turned to look at a man holding her.. His face was hard, but his eyes were filled with concern…
Bhaiya.. hum chodo.. hume…. Dard ho raha hai.. Kushi told the man in a really soft voice… (bro pls leave me.. it is paining)
The man loosened his grip.. He dint expect her to call him Bhaiya.. no one except Anjali madam had called him Bhaiya till date….
Choti… pls aap under jao..me doctor ko bulaunga.. he said caressing her cheek….(choti go inside… I’ll call the doctor) He liked her.. She was like a cute girl.. a sister may be… he thought…. She nodded her head and entered her room… Pritvi made a call to Arnav.. but his phone was ringing.. he dint know what to do he sent him a message and… he called the doctors… and was shocked to hear the doctor say that she was asking for drugs… he felt sorry for the little girl… he entered the room behind the nurse who had an injection in her hand…
Dhukega.. she cried..hume na injection se dar lagtha hai.. she cried more….(it will hurt…) (I am scared of injections) Pritvi came closer to her…
Aap na.. mere hath pakadlo.. he said holding her hand… aur dekho mere pas kya hai… he said showing her his Ipad… he put on a video.. it was from Ready.. the song started jinkh chika jinkh chika.. and he smiled seeing the happiness in her face… it glowed like a lamp… (you hold onto my hand….) (and see what I have got)
Hume Salman khan bohot pasand hai.. she screamed in happiness..(I like Salman Khan a lot) Pritivi nodded his head to the nurse to put the injection and in her excitement to see her hero.. she dint even feel the pain… the song ended and Pritvi could see that she was getting drowsy…
Tho.. aapke name kya hai.. he asked her softly..(so what is your name??)
Kushi.. she replied.. as she yawned… aur aap…
Pritvi.. par aap na mujhe Bhaiya hi bulana… he said kissing her forehead….(Pritvi.. but you call me Bhaiya itself)
Hmmm teek hai.. she said holding his hand… kya aap bhi mere sath sojao ge… hume na nayi jagha me need nahi ati… she asked pouting… (hmm ok…) (will you sleep with me here?? I cannot sleep in new places)
Pritvi smiled and made her lie on his arm… and patted her head….
Gana gao na…. humari jiji gana gathi hai.. she said in a soft sleep redden voice….(sing for me no… my sister sings for me)
Par… mujhe nahi ati… aap yese so jao pls.. he pleaded her dreading the day he had to sing for someone…(but I don’t know… you pls sleep like that)
Kushi smiled and closed her eyes sleeping… Pritvi tried to remove his hand but thought he would do so later… he also, for the first time slept off on duty……..

Precap: first day of Anjali in office…… Arnav seeing Pritvi and Kushi like this… and Payal in Delhi…..

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