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PARINEETA PART 1

NIT Delhi


Maan….. Maan…. Maan…

 

The crowd cheered and clapped as Maan positioned himself for a 3-pointer. Everyone held their breath. It was just a casual match between the 3rd and the 4th year (final year) students… and Maan…he was the best in 3rd year! There was also a cold war running between the supporters of the 3rd year and the 4th year among the audience!

 

 

 

       Maan was drenched in sweat. He was in his vest and jeans, panting furiously. His eyes focused on the basket. So one basket and the victory was theirs.

 

   

 


        She stood at one corner, near the court, with her girlfriends, clutching her intricately embroidered dupatta in her beautifully soft hands, holding her breath. Her eyes were restless, her heart beat soaring high. One of her friends commented, “ahh he looks damn hot on the court!

 

She shot her a glare…her red plump lips trembling in anger. The girl instantly shut up! If looks could kill, then she’d probably have been incinerated by now! How dare she talk about her Maan like this? Her big deer eyes clearly showed her anger. Laden with a thick coat of kohl, they couldn’t hide that fury in them.

 


        A strong wind gushed past her and her silky locks left no stone unturned in kissing her extraordinarily beautiful face…caressing those lips and soft cheeks!

 

ANISHAAA……

 

She turned towards the voice, fighting with her hair that barred her vision. It was another of her friends!

 

dekho…he is going to shoot!

 

 

       She bit her lips, nervously. He was ;looking a bit disturbed today, she had noticed. Something was bothering him, she didn’t know what! Or else, Maan Singh Khurana missing any of his shots—that was out of question.

 


     Maan tried to concentrate again. He took a deep breath in and gambled with his shot…and closed his eyes! He was not able to concentrate today!

 


          And her heart sunk. The ball missed the basket by a cm. and there went a chain of sighs and “aahs”. The 3rd years lost the match today. The seniors jumped and screamed merrily, having defeated one of the strongest teams of the college…more of defeating the great Maan Singh Khurana!

 

 

     The bell rang and all headed to their respective classes. Maan stood still at the centre of the court…lost in his thoughts.

 

anishaa..chalo class ka time ho gaya hain!

 

nahi…tum sab jaao, ” she looked at Maan. Standing there alone, “hum thodi der baad aate hain!

 

 

       Silence surrounded them. She slowly yet gracefully walked towards him…her payal singing a sweet note. She stood behind him quietly. Non moved an inch. He could sense her behind him…a smile crept on his lips!

 

she is coming back…

 

 

        Anisha looked up…he had turned to face her. their eyes met… there was a twinkle in his eyes. Even she smiled back…there was something in this man that always held her captivated!

 


        She could see that happiness on his face…he was not at all sad about the match. She felt much better now. She turned to leave when he held her hand. She blushed instantly. She slowly turned to look at him, her lashes falling down in shyness.

 

He was so awed by that beautiful face in front of him.

 

 

Maan…” she wriggled her wrist, “hume chodiye na…

 

He heard her soft voice, breaking his concentration from her face. He smiled naughtily and held it even tighter. She wriggled her hand and pouted cutely. He instantly let her go…but today his mind drifted away from anisha! “SHE” was coming back. he couldn’t wait to go home. Uff this anxiety!!!!

 

Anisha had run away long back! he pushed his hair back, smiling and walked off.

 

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mumma….Mumma…

 

He ran upstairs to jasmeet’s room. He found her in the study, lost in her files. He pulled away the file from her and made her sit on the couch and himself sat on the floor and held her hands.

 

Jasmeet: aaj itna khush lag raha hai Maan…kya baat hain? Anisha ne kuch kaha kya?

 

And she winked at him. He blushed a bit and shook his head!

 

 

nahi mumma…wo baat nahi hai!” he placed his head on her lap. She caressed his hair, gently massaging his head, “phir kya baat hain beta?

 

He smiled, “wo kal waapis aa rahi hai na!

 

Jasmeet felt the corner of her eyes burn.

 

 

usne bataya aapko when is she reaching here? I wan’t to go and pick her up!

 

Jasmeet sighed sadly, “usne mujhe kuch nahi bataya..shayad aaj tak thodi naraz hai mujhse…

 

phir aapne usse wahan boarding school kyun bheja?” he complained. He remembered how much he had cried the day she had left!

 

Jasmeet; acha…use yahan se nahi bhejti to tujhe pagal kar deti wo…keh rahi hun Maan…uss gundi se dur rehna!

 

Maan laughed at this.

 

 

acha mumma..she has completed her P.U na… has she applied for any college?”

 

Jasmeet went thoughtful, “kaha to tha usne ke she wanted to do B.Tech…phir…she never told me anything

 

 

Maan was elated. Wow…that was sooo cool. He was also doing his B.Tech and just entered his 3rd year in the reputed National institute of technology, Delhi! Getting into it was a tough job!

 

He straightened himself, all excited about ‘her” doing B. tech. Jasmeet saw his excitement.

 

maa se pooch le..she knows things about her, more than me! She must have told her already about her arrival!

 

 

Dadima???

 

yeah…teri Dadima ko sab bataya hoga usne,,,now rush!

 

Maan just rushed out like a whirlwind and drove off to Khurana mansion as fast as possible.

 

 

Jasmeet looked at her table. There was a photo of Mohinder and hers, holding a year old little geet in their arm. She caressed the fame over their faces as tears rolled down her eyes.

 

she is the best thing you have ever given me… and she is the 1st and last thing that you ever left with me…

 

 

 


         Anisha got off her car right in front of her mansion…more like a palace it was, gracefully and elegantly carrying herself. She couldn’t stop smiling. She slowly went in and headed towards her room!

 

ANISHAAA….”

 

She stopped right in her tracks, biting her tongue. She looked at her watch. Oops…she was a bit late! She slowly turned around, “Ji..Maa..

 

A lady in her early forties, walked in front of her, dressed in heavily embroidered saaree and laden with jewelleries. She had an aura of her own…the servants stood still. Yes, she was Gayatri Thaku, the queen.

 

Gayatri: why are you late?

 

Anisha looked down fumbling with her words, “wo..maa..hum….wo…

 

Gayatri smiled, “aap Maan ke saath thi right?

 

Anisha blushed, “ji…wo..aaj unka basketball match tha..hum wa..wahin the..

 

 

Gayatri caressed her daughter’s hair, tucking them behind her ears!

 

aap preincess hain beta…Maan ke saath rehna galat nahi hain..par aapko samaye ka bhi khayal rakhna chahiye..hum koi bhi laparwahi bardasht nahi karenge!

 

It was a bit stern. Anisha sighed, “ji maa aage se aisa nahi hoga!

 

jaiye..freshen up. Hum nashta bhijwate hain aapke kamre mein!

 

 

 

She just fell on her bed as soon as she reached her room and took a relieved breath. She looked at her wrist where Maan had held her…and couldn’t hide that smile.

 

tho geet..aap waapis aa rahi hain! Ab to hum bhi aapse milna chahte hain..maan is so happy that you are coming back!

 

She hid her face in the pillow and rolled on her bed!

 

 

 


        Maan reached Khurana mansion and was surprised to see all the decorations being done. He rushed in, bumping into servants, busy in decorating the whole mansion.

 

dadimaaa..: he screamed, “dadimaa….

 

She came hurriedly to the hall.

 

kya hain Maan?

 

Dadima..ye sab kya ho raha hain?

 

Dadima had a wode smile on her face, “as if you don’t know!

 

He looked blank!

 

arrey aap bhool gaye Maan..she is coming tomorrow! Ye sab unke liye hi to hain!

 

 

that’s strange…mumma ke ghar to kuch bhi nahi ho raha hain…

 

Dadima kinda preferred not to answer that!

 

khair chodiye..waise aapke liye ek surprise hain Maan…

 

and whats that?

 

she is joining NIT Delhi..

 

He went frozen for a moment…OMG his eyes widened in surprise!

 

Dadima..she qualified for NIT…ohh god..i can’t believe it..dadima..am sooo happy…! Orientation ceremony is just day after tomorrow…

 

He held Dadima’s arms and twirled her around…wow….he is finally going to see her the next day!

 

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NEXT DAY

 

SHIMLA

 

Roops opened her eyes yawning. It was 7am and she was a late riser! But somehow managed to wake up early today! After all, they’d be going back home today!

 

She started packing her stuffs when she got her call!

 

Prem: hey roops…yaar am so excited. Can you believe it…we made it to the NIT…OMG all three of us…

 

Roops bit back, “yeah right..tu padhne thode jaa raha hai..tu tho un stupid girls ko check out karne jaa raha hai!!

 

Prem: ahh…jealous han…Maan bhi jaa roops that you like me…in fact you had a crush on me since std 7th!

 

Roops: ha ha itna sada hua PJ tha! By the way tu itni subah kaise uth gaya aaj?

 

 

Prem: ohh teri…bhool gaya…geet uthi ke nahi? She has all my certificates and forms I need them!

 

Roops: saale…aaj tak apni cheezein khud nahi rakh sakta? Hold kar 2 min…I need to wake her up!

 

She put the phone little away from her and shouted, “GEET….uth ja…aaj waapis nahi jaana kya? Maan bechara would be waiting for you…..”

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Fairy…Tail???!!! #87

There were people shouting.. screaming, police announcing something sirens blaring loud and he could hardly make out words something like alone…i hate you…spare me please…. And the call was disconnected. He wondered why she was this mad…may be because he couldn’t make it to her birthday…! Nonetheless, he’d call her back later. People were shouting and screaming…police was around too…..and he was stuck!!!

It was around 11:30 at night when finally the traffic cleared. He needs to call up Sweetu. She might be mad at him. His cell beeped mercilessly. It was geet.

Maan: hello…geet??

She stiffened a bit hearing his voice. So familiar….No No…she pushed back the Sweetu inside..no more MK now!

Geet: Maan…mujhe aapse abhi milna hai..

Maan: but geet..its so late…

She cut hin in between and screamed, “mujhe abhi milna hai Maan..

He could hear her voice tense.

kya baat hain geet…itni pareshaan kyun ho?

Her voice cracked, “Maan…p..please..”

okay tell me where are you…am coming!”

no..Maan..meet me near Lodhi garden..

in 15 mintues sweet heart!

He took a sharp turn and headed towards his destination.


He paced up and down worried as to what could have made her this disturbed. It’s already 15 minutes and she was still not there. A few seconds later he saw a faint figure running towards him and the next moment she was in his arms, hugging him tight, panting. He held her close to his chest. It’s been a week since he had seen her…she looked so pale!

His arms were so soothing…so warm…she instantly forgot her anger.

Maan: geet..kya baat hain..itni pareshaan kyun ho?

She wrapped her arms round his wait tight and tucked herself closer.

Geet: Maan… why do people expect something when they know those expectations won’t be fulfilled?

There was so much depth in those words. He caressed her hair softly.

umm…may be because it teaches you to get stronger and stand on your feet each time!

She smiled closing her eyes, feeling soothed, “you’re the best you know that!

of course…wo to mein hun hi na..! koi shaq?

She giggled. Maan checked his watch. Umm 5 minute to 0000.

He parted a bit and held her hands. She looked like an angel in that moonlight. He kissed her hands, “happy birthday geet!

She had a wide smile on her face…but then geet madam had her tantrums. She immediately faked anger.

 “itna late kyun wish kiya?

Maan: am sooo sorry geet…but I’ve been keeping busy a lot lately…don’t know why but am just getting busier…i…

She tiptoed and pulled him into a deep kiss. He smiled. His hands snaked around her waist while he reciprocated to her kiss with an equal intensity.

She pulled back after a while, making a baby face. He arched his brows.

Geet (cutely): mujhe bhookh lagi hain!

Maan rolled his eyes…this girl has strangest thoughts at the strangest times.

Maan:tumne dinner nahi kiya ab tak?

She cutely shook her head for a no.

Maan: are you mad?

She sweetly nodded her head for a yes and when he glared at her, she immediately shook her head!

Maan: chalo lets go for dinner. Mujhe bhi bhook lagi hain.

He drove her to a nearby food junction. Both sat there eating their food quietly while Maan had gone thoughtful.

Maan: by the way geet, ye Dan ka kya chakkar hai?

She chocked her food. He immediately passed her a glass of water.

Geet: matlab??

Maan: pata nahi geet…that night after your birthday party, he had called up. You had already slept off by then.

Geet was surprised, “he did? Why didn’t you tell me?

Maan: you were already sleeping shona…I didn’t want to disturb you!

Geet: umm..he is just trying to enjoy his time Maan. Rahul is always busy with jess…so he gets bored. So he calls me out whenever he gets time.

Maan trusted her but still didn’t like the whole thing. Something was wrong here…something amiss. He didn’t want to bother her so he left the conversation right there.

Maan: just be careful okay,

Geet: umm…am flying back tomorrow Maan.

Maan: what? Itni jaldi?

Geet laughed, “its been a week here Maan…college will reopen in 3 days..i need to go!

    He wanted her to drop her at her place but she insisted on lodhi garden. Her car was parked there. She had sneaked out of her house. Before leaving, she placed a quick peck on his lips.

Geet: when are you coming to London?

Maan smiled, “most probably next week sweetheart!

Geet: I’ll be waiting.

And she drove off. She was feeling so light…so good. And the best part was Sweetu learned a new thing today—if MK doesn’t care…then why should she?

Maan fell on his bed, lost in deep thought. He remembered his talk with Rahul a few days before he had left for London. It was then he had got to know about Dan spending time with geet. Not that he’d mind that…of course he was not so narrow minded..she had her own freedom. But Rahul had also said that may be Dan had a liking towards geet. Whenever he was with geet, he’d never invite Rahul or jess and geet did say that Dan told her that the other two were busy.

And then Geet’s birthday—he did notice that look on Dan’s face when he was with geet and then his withdrawing back at the end. And then late night calls—he had called up 5-6 times. Geet was fast asleep by then. Initially Maan had rejected his calls and later switched off her cell phone.

The next day geet was super busy in getting her things ready for her departure. Jasmeet was getting emotional. But then she’d be back after 5-6 more months at max.

Maan was in his office. Umm may be he could call up Sweetu. After all she was mad at him for missing her birthday. He smiled—she hasn’t changed a bit.

Geet was running helter-skelter to get her things when Jasmeet handed over a phone to her saying it was MK…ahh she was least interested. Jasmeet went to the office for an important meeting. Geet thanked her stars. She didn’t even want to talk to him now but still she did.

Geet: hello

Maan: Sweetu…

Both went numb for a moment. Their voices sounded so familiar to each other. Geet felt lump in her throat but then she pushed back all the thoughts.

Geet: thanks for calling mk…BUT I DON’T THINK YOU’VE ANYMORE REASONS TO TALK TO ME..

Maan was surprised to hear that. why was she behaving so rudely since yesterday?

Maan: what are you talking about Sweetu…why are you behaving like this?

Geet bit out spitefully, “as if you don’t know..

Maan tried to reason with her anger, “I really don’t…and sorry I couldn’t make it yesterday…I was stuck in the traffic…

Geet: exactly! You never have anything except excuses…hai na…back then and even today! What do you think of yourself han?

Geet was blinded by anger…fury. But Maan was shocked and then she was accusing him for god knows what! How dare she? Did she forget that she was dealing with the Maan Singh Khurana?

Maan shouted, “enough Sweetu! Here am trying to make things better between us and look at you….what has gotten into you han?

Geet: better between us? There was no US MK….it was always YOU! And there is nothing between us samjhe! You were never there for me…not that day and not even today!

Maan roared, “ohh really…is it? It was you…let me be clear Sweetu, it was YOU who had disconnected the call that night…not me…

Geet was nowhere near listening.

Geet: aur kitna jhooth bologe han…tang aa gayi hon ye jhoothi tasalli sun sun kar…meri zindagi mein ab tumhare liye koi jagah nahi hai..get that clear!

Maan: samajhti kya ho apne aap ko? Tumhe kya lagta hai…tum mujhe apni zindagi se nikal dogi and I’ll come back to you crying and begging? You don’t know whom are you dealing with! tumhare jo mann mein aaya tumne bol diya…not even listening to me for once and you think after that I’ll go behind you?

Geet: I don’t need you..

Maan: so do I! you are not my old Sweetu anymore…

Geet: yeah you’re right…am not!

And both disconnected the call. Geet threw away the phone angrily and get back to her work. She’d be leaving in the next one hour.

Maan sat in the office…fuming. She just accused him for no apparent reason. It did hurt his ego big time. Not even listening to him…who the hell does she think herself han! But then his mind drifted towards her voice!

is that you geet?” he mumbled!

no…you can’t be geet! My geet is not conceited and arrogant like you Sweetu! You can never reach her standard!

Geet was so darn angry…frustrated and the most important thing—she never regretted their fight. For her it was meant to be. He deserved it. She was so blinded by her anger…the helplessness she had felt years back…she failed to listen to her own heart!

It was a month since she was back in London. Dan had been so worried about her. she had gone away without informing her friends. And when she had reached her flat, he was already there, asking her neighbors about her whereabouts. Soon as he saw her, he ran and hugged her tight, slowly realizing the feelings that were brewing up inside him.    

She was too lost to understand and reciprocate anything. And it so happened that Geet’s most of the time was spent with Dan.

Maaneet’s calls had dipped to almost nil. Both were so disturbed with that day’s fight. Moreover, Maan was slowly stepping towards success and his workload had increased 10 folds while geet…she immersed herself in studies and also started helping Jasmeet in her work. Jasmeet would mail her data and project related stuffs while she’d giver her inferences and send her feedback. That way Jasmeet thought, she could learn about their business.

Maan did call her once or twice and every time he asked where she was, the reply was…either she was busy with her assignments or out with Dan. This was something Maan didn’t like. He told her to be careful around Dan and not involve herself too much with him. But geet had other thoughts—come on..dan is just a friend right and he was getting bored without Rahul and so was she without Maan. So meeting up with him to pass her time was not a bad idea. Maan worries for nothing. And the best part—she never lied to him if she was with Dan. Maan would snap angrily but she knew how to pacify him. And this transparency was what Maan liked the best in her. he just hoped this trust  didn’t break. Distance can create a lot of problems…just as it did with Sweetu and him!

Days went like that. Maan hadn’t been able to visit her due to his hectic schedule. He had to postpone his meeting in London to a later date. Geet was lost in her own world. Life sure moves fast. Maan was slowly making is presence obvious in the corporate world.

It was a weekend and Dan had taken her to the disc. Rahul was there too and even jess. Geet felt quite good to see them. They enjoyed a lot with a little twist—geet got drunk! Geet preferred to stay away from drinks and this was purely accidental. She even hated the smell of those stuffs. And drunk geet—it’s a bad bad idea.

Dan somehow managed to make her sit in the car while Rahul took to the steering. They dropped jess at her place and reached Geet’s place. Dan supported her and took her in while Rahul waited in the car.

She was giggling away. She opened her bedroom door and went in running. Dan followed her, lest she needed help. He was shocked to see the walls decorated with her and Maan’s pics, all round. Some contained his, Rahul’s and jess’ but most of it had maaneet together. He felt so out of place….he burnt and he couldn’t help it either….for him, it came out so natural!!!!

He looked for her. she stood by one of hers and Maan’s pic, running his hand on it. She was missing him badly! She looked so pristine…so beautiful…he couldn’t hold himself back.

He held her hand and pulled her towards him. She was already tipsy. She fell on him and he balanced her holding her by her waist.

Dan: I wanted to say you something…

She giggled and looked away and he couldn’t even look into her eyes. He pulled her harder to straighten her…she wriggled. He tried again and  she snapped this time. He held her chin and made her look at him forcibly and lowered his lips to hers.

She went numb… her entire body repulsed the touch…it was not Maan. NO… even in that drunk state she felt the difference…it was so darn disgusted. He bit her lips hard to get in…he sealed them even tighter, trying to get out of his hold. She pushed him with all her might..hit his chest…the only thing she knew was that this was not the touch that she craves for….! Dan was frustrated to find her not responding. He pulled back only to see tears rolling down those beautiful eyes. She pushed him back gathering all her energy. She stumbled and fell back on her bed!

Fresh tears rolled down, “Maan…where a…are y..you?

Dan heard that..he just walked out unable to bear the pain in his heart…hearing someone’s else’s name from her mouth, banging the door shut.

She lied there…unable to get up…unable to get rid of that disgusting feeling…

Maan..” and another drop of tear trickled down!

 
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