Maan stared her blurring sight till she vanished. he stood and went again , next to same window and looked to sky. It was white and clean, no sign of any cloud there , not horrifying any little , small bird with their loud thunder. He saw sunshine beam came inside with dancing dirts and enlightened room, with shimmering yellowish gold tone… he inhaled , relaxed and re-opened his stressed nerves. He was feeling light and good after long…
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 moment 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 was feeling guilt knowing his distance from everything and bad mood, She was the reason and this made her concerned for him. Now she would make him eat properly and would give him every happiness and care, he needs. He had gone through 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 talk, her face started enlightening 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 will 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 start our studies again. ” Geet told crisply . Nakul accompanied 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 was so excited and in hurry , forgot her position in this house. She started fiddling Dupatta (Scarf) and paced up and down in anticipation. Her leg was on spring like, she was walking 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 it 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 “his ownership on her”, but in a progressing manner. His effect on her, in every small word of his, was making him fall for her more n more. She was stood before him, meek. When she had come here, in mansion, her hesitation was due to being maid , but 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. and 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 felt her nervousness and moved back little, to make her relax. ” bolo Geet.. why you came here??” he asked little stern, for 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 smile . 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 hatoge to jaaungi na ” 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 down stairs chuckling. He came back in room and dialed a number.
” ji dAdimaa.. she will go .. ”
” I did nothing dAdimaa. It was my duty. I am happy now all girls would be able to complete their education ”
And he hung on…
So it was decided, Geet would join school. She had so much excitement and nervousness both. 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 all she put salt in Maan black coffee..
Maan was in study, working on laptop. Geet knocked. ” hmm.. come in” Maan said and Geet entered, bringing his coffee. She kept on table and tuned to left. He moved his hand, raised coffee , took to mouth and spewed making sound ..
Geet , who had reached to door, turned back and shocked to see, Maan spewing. Tray fell from her hand and she run to him, thinking he is throwing out. She started patting his back for making him calm. ” kya hua Maanji.. aap thik hai na ” she asked with worry. Maan who was going to shout her for making salty coffee, went stunned, seeing her concern for him. He raised his eyes, looked up to her. tiny tension lines were very visible on her face. ” m ok Geet” Maan said, keeping his hand on his own cheek, where Geet palm was rested, giving him support of her tender care.. both looked each other. Geet eyes were still strained due to worry. ” Geet mujhe kuch nahi hua .. mai totally fine .. you do one thing. Make one more coffee for me hmm” Maan demanded. She nodded and left. Maan looked her. He had been knew, Maan Singh Khurana cant get emotional but today, he proved thoroughly wrong. His eyes had shimmer of joy and memory, remembered his precious childhood, care of his mother and security of his father.. today he found, one source for both emotions… one person he had , who could provide him, all his forbidden and missed moments of life..