Immediately she ceased her wailing, though she couldn’t stop her sobs. Phew……..what a relief – the Handa couple wiped the sweat from their forehead!
Now Sweetu’s sobbing stopped! A cute smile touched her face!
Avantika and Yash sighed in relief seeing their champ finally in a good mood! Maan sat on his bed with the phone talking to seetu. Then he heard some announcements being made and Mr. Handa saying something!
People again stared suspiciously at a couple who were already much embarrassed. Mr. Handa carried his chubby geet in his arms. She warpped her arms round his neck and was crying endlessly. Poor poor Handa couple…….they wanted to hide somewhere once again!
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PLACE: KHURANA MANSION
Maan sat in his room quietly. Everything seemed so empty….so dull! Suddenly the day had become very silent, very peaceful….too very peaceful! He felt so lonely….solitary….
The other side had another photo with MK standing in his prince Richard attire and Sweetu holding a tray with chocolates and orange juice in a glass serving him!!! Ohh how could he forget that day….it was post the annual function. They reached home and he had ordered Sweetu to get him chocolates and something to drink!!!
Then his eyes fell on another tiny packed that he had failed to notice earlier! It was securely packed and tucked carefully in the same box which contained the photo frame! He tore open the packet and a tiny note fell down on his hands with something written……….no no….scribbled in a clumsy handwriting.
“yes….one day she’ll come back! And I will wait for that one day to come!!” he vowed.
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PLACE: HANDA HAVELI
Geet lay on her bed thinking……what would MK be doing??? It was yesterday when she arrived in India and not a single second was there when she had not missed her MK! she wanted to call him yesterday itself but she was kept so busy with her relatives and cousins that she didn’t eeven get time to call him! Moreover…..jet lag!!!!
She really felt miserable. Tears rolled out of her eyes……then she remembered! She had forgotten to open MK’s gift!!!
“To My Sweetu” – it read! Ohh…how could she forget his beautiful handwriting….unlike her illegible ones! There was something shiny inside.she took it out carefully………it was a beautiful golden colored music box!!! She loved music and getting a beautiful music box…that too from her MK…..it was like heaven!!!
A music box without a key??? How is one supposed to play it??? She again searched the whole packet to check if it was inside! But she was surprised when a beautiful chain with a flower shaped pendant fell off!!!
Her eyes twinkled in joy!!! It was very beautiful. But she needed to find the key….she tried to open it without the key….but it didn’t!!! they key must be there somewhere! She held the pendant on one hand and the music box in another. She turned then up and down, left and right…..she searched the packet again and again but found no key. Oh dear….how is she supposed to open the box???
Kawaii *confused* oye….do any of you guys know how to open it??? Kawaii doesn’t have any idea either!
Geet turned the music box upside down, left and right! Hmm..where was the key???? Then her eyes fell on a tiny hole on the box…it was flower shaped! She wondered what was that for!!! She thought and thought and thought……and BINGO!!!! May be the pendant was he key!!! She tried to insert the pendant in the tiny hole……..well it was just a wild guess of hers!!!!
But it did fit in…..PERFECTLY!!! she has found the key!!! She was overjoyed at her achievement! She turned the pendant and there it was!!!! The music box opened and a dancing couple emerged………turning round and round with the music!!!! Ohh how beautiful it was!!!! And the music…….she just loved it more than anything else!!!
She played it again and again and again till late into night. And finally when she was tired enough, she wore the chain along with the pendant round her neck, placed the music box, the torn packet and his hankie carefully in her cupboard and slept off!!! She even smiled in her sleep!!!!
“HER MK….” Ohh what a beautiful phrase it was!!!