“ Geet! I won’t leave you. You clicked my snap also. arghh ! Now see what I do to you ” Maan was walking back n fro in his room, making serious faces. “I can’t leave you Geet like this. I will … aaachiiiii !! ” He sneezed. “I have to think something, something fast. She can’t win over m…. Acchhiii ” “ I won’t leave you Geet . I will.. ”
“Maan I know you are very busy cursing me now but first take this medicine. After then you can make plan to get back of me okk! ” She entered with tray, keeping milk and pills in it.
“ Geet I don’t want to talk you. You better go from here, otherwise.”
“Otherwise what haan! You will sneeze again Maan ” she chuckled.
“ Geettt ! ”
“ okk I’m sorry. Now take this pill ”
“I won’t ”
“ Maan please take this. Otherwise you will catch cold’’
“I said I won’t”
“Maan please !”
“ Geet I won’t take this until ” He stepped toward her
“Until what ‘‘She stepped back
“Until ” he husked
“What Maan” she whispered back, bit fearing
“Until you ” He locked her eyes with his
“Me..” she felt wall behind her. Looked him, gasping
There was silence. Silence of their proximity, silence of their closeness, silence even of their loud breathing. She closed her eyes feeling tough to keep it open, finding him nearer. Maan sees her all lost. He smirked. He saw behind her and lift a gum-tube from his desk, opened it and pressed on her bare part of shoulder screaming “ Oo Geeettt! look Chipkali ” and moved back
“Where? ” Geet jumped feeling something cold and sticky and then his shout. She starts jumping in fear and screaming. “Maan where is, tell please ” she was jerking her shoulder, jumping in entire room as of was feeling electric shock. Maan laugh had no bound. He could not control, clutched his stomach, even chocked, but did not stop.
Geet understood it was all joke. She was very angry. She made cry face and left room without saying a word, which Maan noticed but after her leaving. He was still laughing but knew, now again he had to manaofying her, which was biggest task but he knew, how to do it.
Entire dinner they were silent. Maan tried to talk her but she was very angry. After serving him Geet left to her room, without talking him. Maan felt guilt and left his room, hoping, his idea would work, for sure.
Geet went to bed and lied under duvet. She was still frowning when heard a Song. She stood up instantly recognizing it was not any song but her phone ring-tone which was set as her favourite song.
She located her phone which was on table and found a letter also, along with a red Rose. She smiled knowing who did this. She pick Rose and read letter which had written “I am Sorry Geet ” and a smiling smiley. She was happy. She giggled when her phone rung, again but she cut. It again rung, she cut again. They were started playing like kids. Play and cut game when Geet heard Maan sound “Geet! Will you please take my call ”. Geet chuckled and run. Opened door and saw Maan was there. “Are you still angry? “
Maan asked. Geet shook her head, shyly. “I am sorry Maan” she said, looking down, feeling little guilt that she made him, pacify her.
“And why so? ‘’
“Wo, I troubled you that’s why ‘’
“But it was interesting though!’’ Maan smirked. She looked his eyes which had some desire. She shivered, wanted to run away when Maan pulled her toward him and tightened in his arm, hugging. She struggled. “Don’t try Geet. Don’t even think to run’’ Maan whispered. She cuddled back in his, close to chest, listening his calm heartbeats.
“ By the way Geet, when did you pick my phone to take pic?’’
She giggled “when you were froze in kitchen’ she bit lips
He felt, her body was silent. “Feeling sleepy?’’
She lifted head and saw him with dizzy eyes. He removed some strands from her forehead, kissed there “ Go ‘’ she turned saying “Good Night’’. He wished her back and too, left.
Next Day In School
“Geet what are you writing here, in this category ” Naina, Geet classmate asked. Both were filling some form, sitting in campus. “By the way Geet, why you need to use this form? ” she asked.
“What you mean Naina ?” Geet asked casually
“I mean, you have already The great MSK beside you. You live with him. He is doing everything for you. Why you need of filling this scholarship form hmm! I mean you can use him whenever you want. Ain’t you? ”
“Shut Up !!! ” a roar resounded. Both girls jumped and saw, Maan was there, glaring Naina with grave red eyes. Seemed he had heard everything. Both shuddered. “ How dare you ! ” he yelled. Geet held his arm tried to drag him away from there otherwise God knows what he would do to Naina. “ Maan lets go ..Maan please ! ” she pleaded sensing situation was getting worst. But Maan was not ready to leave that girl. Somehow Geet dragged him outside and they left for KM. Naina was clutching her little sinking heart.
Maan was very angry during journey. “How could she insult Geet like this. How dare She ” he was furious. Geet was quite, scaring with his anger. They reached KM. Maan held her hand and almost dragged inside.
Maan picked his phone and dialed someone “ I want every possible detail of that girl ” He turned to Geet “ Whats her name ?” he demanded. Geet was stunned. “ What’s her name Geet ! Can’t you hear me ? ” Maan was not in sense. He was yelling madly. Geet was shocked not to know how to handle this situation.
“ I call you in a minute ” Maan hang up and turned to her. He was now furious on her, why Geet was saving that girl.
“ Maan please, pls try to understand she was just…”
“ Don’t Geet. Don’t ever try to defend her because I, am not going to leave her this easily”
“ Geet ! Tell me one thing why you are hell bent on protecting her? How can you leave or forget whatever she said you. She taunted you Geet how can you forgive her”
“ I’m not Maan but try to understand please. I can handle all this myself. “
“ That I could see. She was insulting you and you, were staring her without saying anything”
“But Maan its not any big issue. I regular listen this type of talks in school. Today what happened was just a misunderstading between us. I mean she is my friend and i will make her understand, what she is thinking, is not correct. But please you calm down Maan. I will handle all this tomorrow , i will “
“ Geet you are so innocent . You are not getting what they are thinhking about you and i really cant see this all silent sitting here only “ Maan cupped her face. “I am here to protect you always and no one can harm being me, around you geet. I can do antyhing that she will not have dare to come near you anymore. Just let me do one call I will ruin her life Geet I will not leave her..”
“ Why don’t you understand Maan” She shouted in frustration. “ I said i will handle this all. You please don’t need to do anything for me. I dont want you to be around me in my all small small issues. I can do myself ” She din’t realize what she saying. And when knew, Maan had left..