“Maan what’re you doing? Why are you dragging me out?’’ Geet spoke while following him, with her hand, trapped between his fingers, securely. He didn’t feel, need to answer her back, they disappeared in cabin. “Maan!!’’ she was irritated now, “Why did you bring me here. I was studying na’’
“Ahh! I was seeing how well you are studying there Geet. Don’t tell me you didn’t feel hurt, they all were laughing on you”
“Maan really I was not. They all are not understanding how they destroying their time in all this nonsense, but I can’t become like them no, to do same, fight n all. And you only had taught me to ignore this and that, I was doing. Okay now leave this . let’s go for lunch. I’m hungry’’ She pouted, made face to cheer him up.
“Hm, okay’’ Maan said , still was not fully convinced.
“Maan, please smile na! By the way, what were you doing with those stupid girls’’ She asked, keeping hand on her waist, looking him with gritted teeth, like could eat him any moment.
“Nothing Geet, I was just teaching them’’ he smirked. “By the way, did you feel something’’ whispered, mischievously
“Why would I?’’ She became straight, not wanting to show him, her fluttering heartbeats, listening his husky voice.
“Really!.. you didnt feel anything? Don’t lie Geet, I could see your eyes. Dont try to hide with me’’ His warm breath was touching her face, very close, made her to lose her sense, was becoming jelly , arousing inside.
“I’no-not lying..’’ she breathed, spoke voicelessly. Her sense was drowning somewhere, roaming far away from her own body. He looked her flushed face, smiled then smirked. How easily she could surrender her entire self , to him , he was amused. And respected for this trust on him, could do anything to keep maintain her faith on him, on his love, on their love. He cupped her face “Geet.. ‘’ whispered, kissed her eyes, then forehead. She opened her eyes, witnessed the most beautiful eyes, filled with love and purity, before her. she presented herself in his embrace, keeping head on his heart, heard his calm beats which was singing only one song, song of their love, Song Of their Soul.
“Aren’t you hungry Geet?’’ he spoke, after a while. She nodded, looked up to him and left, to have something from pantry.
“May I come in sir’’
Maan heard a meek voice and some faded footsteps, taking entries inside, coming toward his. He looked up from files and saw, few of trines were standing there, folding hands in diffident pose and looking down.
“Yes’’ Maan asked, not stooping his work.
“Wo.. actually sir, we’re very sorry for what happened. We should not make fun of Geet. Please don’t stop this training as its really very important for all of us’’ One said sincerely.
“Who said I’m discontinuing it, but now, I’m not going to instruct you all. And about your sorry, so I’m not the person who have right for it. It’s only Geet whom you should ask your apology. Now you can leave’’
All left . Sara was feeling very dejected, finding all eyes on her only. All was blaming her for every reason of all events. She was fuming in revenge.
“What happened Geet’’ Pinky was concerned looking her gloom.
“Geet ek baat kahu’’
Geet looked her, nodded. “Why don’t you guys think for marriage. Look Geet, please don’t misunderstand me. I know you and Maan Sir love each other than why don’t you both this relation a name? I don’t like when people speak bad about you both. “
Geet didn’t reply. Seeing her quite Pinky resumed further “If Maan Sir doesn’t take any step then you should Geet, it’s for your both good. Just think about it hmm! ”
Geet nodded slightly, left taking food for Maan, half lost in thoughts. She was passing from training hall when Sara located her. she in anger, collided with Geet, made her tremble but at last moment, she balanced herself but food, fell down, with a loud sound.
“Can’t you walk properly Geet!!’’ Sara shouted. Hearing her shout people gathered around. “Sorry Sara, could not see you were coming from front’’ Geet said politely. She bend down to pick shattered pieces.
“Look Geet where your real place is’’ she was going out of mind in anger. “On floor, Under Maan feet. What did you think girl, you would trap him easily that nobody will come to know what you do inside closed door haan! Can you tell me Geet with what relation you are living with him, ha! By the way really, you are very smart. First that old rich businessman and now Maan Singh Khurana.. Not bad.. You know what Ge….’’
Everyone there, quaked with Maan roar and when they saw, his raised arm near her face, everyone’s voice got stuck in throat. Scrambling, they left out their caught breathes and looked Maan, with wide opened eyes. Maan glared his lifted hand which had been griped, stopped by Geet, in mid. His eyes were spitting fire, was enough to put to death, anyone. “Leave my hand Geet’’ he spoke, keeping his raged eyes on Sara, who was already, half dead.
“No Maan Sir’’ Geet was stopping, gripping his hand, which was tight enough, even to move a bit. “Please, don’t’’
Maan pulled down his hand, unwantedly. “ What did you say, repeat it!’’ He ordered. Sara was sweating, dying every second. “I Said repeat it girl!!!’’
Sara jumped back with his yell, shout. It was very tough for her to be stand there, in front of him, beneath his burning gaze. She held Geet arm, in term of making herself not to fell down and collapse. Her entire body was shaking badly. She hides behind Geet, “I’m sorry’’ whispered meekly, crying.
“Didn’t you hear? I want to listen what you all think about me and Geet? what you all have thought about our relation? What the hell you all gossip about her? I want to know everything today. I want to know why the hell you all need to think about our personal life? What the need you all have to talk about what we do or not? What the hell damnit tell me!!!’’ He had been immensely pissed off with all these. He wanted to ruin everything just now, which was causing them not to live in peace, not letting them to be happy and relax in their own life. Why can’t people leave them alone, he was wandering.
“Why can’t she live in peace, tell me. Why everyone is hell bent on ruining her very life which she had gathered with all hardships. Why you people can’t understand she is too, a human who could ask for a happy life but no.. NO you will not let her live alive. You all want to kill her, make her dead so you, can take her place. Am I right Sara? You wanted to take her place, which she keeps in my life but you forgot, you are not her, you are not like Geet.’’
All were astounded with Maan outburst. It had been very rare anyone could have got any glimpse of his mysterious heart but today, they were engrossed to see, his own hidden emotions which, was only for her, for Geet, who was too, looking him with tears in her eyes.
“Maan’’ a whisper came out, inaudible to all. It was only for Maan and he heard very easily. His eyes captive with hers. A ocean of emotion was curling inside their paining hearts. They knew what, other was feeling and thinking. Maan moved near her. not for a second he left her sight, rather could not blink, only was stepping to her. after reaching for a secure distance he held her hand. Her heart started pacing more fast. She was amazed how it didn’t explode yet. She, was looking him, without moving, like she was lifeless.
“Geet I want to Marr… ‘’
His words caught in mid when stopped by her hand, covered his mouth, not to speak further. She shook her head. Maan frowned, got highly confused with her strange act.
She removed her hand. “ I want to say something’’ she spoke, looked Maan for permission. He nodded.
“ Maan I know, what you want to say. Perhaps, you have forgotten but not me, You had said once, that you want me to accept you in front of this entire world. Didn’t you?’’ Maan smiled, nodded, somewhere thrilled inside with prevision.
“Sara, you wanted to know, with what relation I am stying with him. Hai na. Then listen. When I had no one, I had been sold out to a man, When I was running to save my dignity, he was the only who saved me, gave place in his home, with uttermost respect. That day I found a relation with him. He was my savior. The day, he came to know I had dream of study., wanted to fly in open sky, he came before me, being my guider, my adviser who organised school not for me only but for you all, where today, you can dream your future. He became my teacher when I was gloom, didnt have courage to face this scholarship but he, made me understand. He been awake whole night to made me learn, taught me each and every problem, which I was facing. He became my protector when I had been kidnapped. He was my friend whenever I needed any support. You know Sara, he was the only who had got warden arrested and after, provided for all facilities in orphanage. Was it only for me , just think Sara. I am not even living there but he did. And in all these, I started loving him. What wrong I did if I wanted to live my whole life with him, with my only one who was there for me everytime whenever I needed him. What wrong I did Sara tell me, tell me if I dreamed to be with Maan. What wrong I did if, I did live him him, in his house. I had no place, where could I go. When I was his maid you all had no any problem, you never raised your words on me but when, we started sharing most emotional relation between us, you all, took it wrong. Can you tell why? ‘’
She looked all, were quite. “ I tell you. Because you, wanted to be in my place. Right Sara! You and your all so called friends were accusing me with no reason because you, wanted to become me. You were desiring a life like mine has . yahi sach hai na!! ‘’ She looked Sara and all her classmates with accusing eyes. She remembered how they used to acuse her, make fun of her, on back. Sara could not face her. She was feeling extreamly timid in fron of her.
Geet turned to Maan, who was admiring her, with utmost love. He could not know when she came near him and said “ I want to marry you Maan, Will you let me live my life, with you, forever? ‘’
Maan gasped, forgot to breath, forgot he was living or dead. He was feeling her eyes, on him, waiting, eagerly for something. “What?’’ he thought. He could not speak nor could blink. He moved his numb head up to down, thinking, may this will give her, her desiring want, her answer.