Geet run to her room , clutching her speeding heart. She closed door and rested her head on it. Her eyes went close automatically thinking, first intimacy, first touch of her love. She never felt this bliss. She saved this bliss forever in her soul.
Maan came back in mansion, in happy mood. He had little smile on his face and eyes were wandering for her, whom he knew, must be in kitchen, making his fav. He smiled on his thought, so much has changed and how in these small days, he started knowing her better. He rushed his room and went to take shower. As Maan had guessed, Geet was in kitchen, making his fav. She was happy now he would eat properly. She felt bad after knowing his distance from everything and bad mood. She was the reason , this made her concerned. Now she would make him eat properly and would give him every happiness and care, he needs. He had went thought so much and that made her more , fond of Maan. Her little heart was filled with joy, thinking she had at least this opportunity to give him, his part of happiness, being with him , every time. .
She was busy when km phone rang. Nakul heard and called Geet, as it was from Orphanage. Geet took and talked. She was listening and with every minutes, her face started glowing and finally she said “ woww, its great news.. but I would have to ask Maanji . If he give permission then only I could join you all.. ”
“okk Geet .. then ask as I wil call you in 10 minutes” other side said and hung up. Geet was very excited. Nakul asked what the purpose was.
“wo nakul bhaiya.. dAdimaa has arranged re-education for all of us. I mean for Orphanage girls. Now we can resume our studies. ” Geet told smiling. Nakul accompany her in her happiness. And now Geet had to ask Maan for permission, she could join or not. “ nakul bhaiya where is Maanji” she asked. Nakul told in his room. Geet was so happy to wait , Maan to come down and also phone had to come again within 10 min so she rushed to his room but door was closed. She knocked.. again.. twice .. trice.. and more… but no response (as Maan was still in shower). She ws so excited and in hurry , forgot her position in in house. She started fiddling Dupatta (Scarf) and paced up and down in anticipation. He leg was on spring like, she was pacing before his room. She knocked again ” Maanji !!.. Maanji ..jaldi bahar aaiye na ” she called , little loud. She was making faces , looking down to phone, what if it rang again. Then looked door again hoping this time would be opened. She knocked again and this time, got reply “ what happened Geet ” from inside.
“Maanji please open door na.. I have to ask you something.. its very urgent, she said with childlike excitement. Maan opened door and let her come inside. “ how much time you take to open Maanji.. you know from when I was waiting outside ” she blabbered which surprised Maan. He instantly looked her in amusement and she bite her lip. “ sorry ..woh.. ” she said looking down. Maan looked her and smirked.
“ kya hua Geet” Maan husked. His voice made her shivering inside. She was finding word to ask but forgot what to say. Maan was watching her and somewhere , enjoying. Her every gesture was giving him a feel of ownership on her, but in a progressing manner. His effect on her, in every small word of his, was making him fall for her. She was stood before him, meek. Before , her hesitation was due to her being maid and his owner , bur now, it was her shyness. She always felt conscious near him cause she knew, she would definitely make any foolish mistake, if did not stop doing a single move. Nad always, became numb when he came close .
“ Geet !! ” Maan called “ kya hua.. bologi nahi ” he moved closer. She moved back and was lost in his scent. He had shampooed and that freshness of his presence, made her more nervous. She could not face him and Maan guessed it. He thought it was going more over her and moved back. “ bolo Geet.. why you came here??” he asked little stern, for her gaining her attention. She startled with his sudden change of tone and looked him. He was composed so she too, somehow managed to be in attention.
“ wo .. Maanji I had to ask .. that dAdi maa wants us to re start our study. She also arranged a school for us .. I mean for all Orphanage girl.. so can I too join them ?? ” she asked , with lots of hope in her eyes. Maan could look how eager she was for re joining school and he nodded. She smiled whole heartily. “thank you ” she said. Maan smiled. She loved his smiled . She wanted him, to smile like this for entire life.
“ kab se join karna hai Geet ?? ” Maan asked.
“ from tomorrow” she said.
“hmm thik hai ..”
Geet was still standing there, thinking he might ask some more. When he dint she asked “ ab mai jaau ” Maan nodded . Geet was still not moving. He frowned. She looked him and said
“ Maanji… aap raste me khare hai ” then he came to know, he was trapping her, between wall and him. He moved back in embarrassment and she left, smiling for nothing, yet everything. He went to door and peeked out, saw she was running on stairs in hurry.
So it was decided, Geet would re join adult school. She had so much excitement and nervousness as well. She was not sure, what to do. Mean would they take any test before take admission or what would she had to study there. What type of environment there would be n all more.. her anxiety was visible from her act. She was putting sugar in curry and water in dry chicken. And in this term she put milk in Maan black coffee..