~Drown in Love~ part-52

~Drown in Love~

He put the duppatta on her shoulder while he took another edge and covered her head with dupatta, covering her properly, and then he held her shoulder, , she looked at him but shyness was oozing out from her face, maan can feel that….. he held her chin and made her to him…. You are looking beautiful..!!.” he praised her holding her cheek in his palm and she blushed seeing his sweet gesture,,, soon her cheeks went red and maan loved this red color on her cheeks….. he loved his effect on her though he loved her effect on his…. ….. but soon they heard someone is coughing behind them…. Both stood apart at once like they caught red handed doing mischief by someone…. Both are red due to embarrassment, specially geet, though maan tried to put his stern look on his face but he failed in front of his dadi…..

Maan blushed seeing a naughty smirk on dadi’s face….. geet bit her cheek from inside stopping herself from blushing but she failed…. She looked down knotting the edge of her duppataa, , dadi come forward, , “beta ji, , why are you feeling shy? ” asked dadi raising her brows…. “woh dadi, woh mai… ” maan tried to defend themselves but dadi laughed and patted their cheeks lovingly….

“come with me..” dadi told them….. both followed dadi and they sat in garden …..she looked at both of them and she held their hand in hers….maan & geet looked at each other , both are really nervous, , they caught red handed, they are feeling like they have committed any crime…. But inside of their stomach, butterflies are running……. .“ek baat kahein beta…… tum dono kyu itna Sharma rahe ho…. Yahi to waqt hota hai shaadi se pehle ka… when we can make some unforgettable moments which we can remember after marriage, , kuch meethi-2 yaadein, jinhe yaad karke face par ek badi si smile aa jaaye…. Kuch naughty-2 pal jinhe yaad karke chehra red ho jaaye sharm se…. ” dadi told them with a great emotion on her face while maan and geet looked at her without blinking…… every word which come out from dadi’s mouth left a great effect on their mind…..

Both are smiling looking at dadi….. dadi smiled knowing what they are thinking….. she put geet’s hand in maan’s and told them….. “shaadi se pehle thoda-2 romance health ke liye achha hota hai…” and then she winked at them…. “dadi please….stop it…” maan told her back feeling embarrass in front of geet ,,,,,, Geet’s mouth wide open seeing dadi so open up while maan shook his head knowing his dadi, who always behind him giving little-2 tips , how to set a girl but he never gave any thought on that topic but Vicky, he always listened to her…… at last dadi listen her favorite program on radio which tells the love stories and she got ideas from there……..

“arey tum logo ke romance ke chakkar , jo kehne aayi thi wo to bhool hi gayi….” Dadi told them…. Maas raised his brows but he has a shy smile on his face while geet was red in embarrassment, , dadi was loving this shy-2 smile on their face, and she felt so calm, so light hearted seeing her grand son being in love, , she felt so happy….. he is the same grand son who used to run away hearing the name of marriage but today he is the same but he is in love today….

“what is it dadi?” asked maan bringing her back from her thoughts….. she snapped her thoughts and looked at maan & geet, , dadi gave them her sugary smile….. “today , I have called 3 choreographers…. For your sangeet…. ” dadi told them, maan tried to interrupt her but she stopped him…… “the best one for both of you…. When you all the function are organized together then you should make your sangeet unforgettable…. And other 2 choreographers for others…. And yes, one more thing….. they will be here , ” she looked at her watch….. “umm…around 4,… so be ready !” and she winked at them, , geet again opened her mouth and quickly closed it,,,, smiled shyly while maan just chuckled at his dadi…. Sometime she behaved like an old women , so thoughtful, so mature, gave him needed advise while sometime she behave like a teenager who tease others………… Maan really love his dadi from the bottom of his heart…..

And then she left them alone, , geet’s hand still in maan’s, both didn’t realize it when dadi removed hers from their hand and he was holding her hand until now….. there was some other pair of eyes who were watching them curiously…. They grinned, they over-heard dadi’s statement about the choreographer , they all cheered, at once all made their presence in front of maan & geet… both at once stood up, leaving each other hands….. maan made his face stern and glared at everyone……..all chuckled at his move, Armaan came forward and hugged his buddy , maan reciprocated also while ridzy and Sonia pulled geet from there…. “let us also spend some time with geet…. Maan jija ji..” Sonia spoke emphasizing the word ‘jija ji’…..

Maan nodded in acceptance,,, all girls went inside taking geet with them while all the boys remain outside in garden, chatting, joking and laughing….. ripu and arjun mingled with maan, armaan & Vicky so easily…. While inside of the house, the environment they are having like it is in garden…. Chatting, gossiping, joking and laughing…… they are preparing themselves for tonight function…. It’s just a get together, some friends & relatives are coming over there from both families for maan & geet’s wedding….. it’ll be great fun at tonight….. soon the table was filled with the variety of cuisines ………..
Ripu excused himself as he promised to everyone that he’ll prepare a delicious lunch for them….. he went inside and engrossed himself in cooking, his love, his cooking…….. soon the smell of delicious food came out from the kitchen and entered in the nostrils of everyone who was present in the hall………… they inhaled sharply and soon they licked their lips…… “yummy….” Annie and ridzy spoke relishing the smell of food ,,,, other laughed at them….. bot made up a team and both went inside for checking what ripu is preparing….. both tried to peep inside but failed as ripu closed the door at their face…..

Both girls frowned …….. after some time, everybody called out for the lunch and everyone is heading to see what is in lunch……….. it was large dinning table… around 30 seats are there, everyone settles…. Geet came at last…. She looked at the seats… some seats are completely empty, everybody is sitting at one corner and she has to also sit there, , but the main problem is where to sit? I though because one seat is vacant between maan & annie and one is vacant near armaan…..

“geet bête, kya soch rahi ho… armaan ke pass wali seat ripu ke liye reserved hai.. so…you have to sit near maan..” saying so she chuckled loudly, , she felt embarrassed but didn’t said anything…. Sat near maan, , while maan also smiled in his head…. ‘stop it maan’ he scolded himself in his head while ‘geet, stop blushing, what everyone will think about you?’ she also scolded herself in her mind….. two sould who are passing from the same phase while everyone was enjoying of their futile attempts……….

“Tadaaaaaa………… here I have present special meal in front of you in the occasion of the wedding cooked by Chef Ripudaman Handa… ” he introduced his food and himself to everyone……… “yay…!!!!!” everyone cheered and clapped for him………… he bowed a little in a china style and showed his humbleness….. everyone again cheered….. “but, , promise me, no one will open that last one container…. I’ll open that in last..there is a surprise so all of you…. You can start your meal….”,,, all again clapped , , today children took the responsibility and served everyone……….


~Drown in Love~ part-51

~Drown in Love~


“bahut sundar resort hai..” mohinder spoke while sipping his tea….. “aur papa, see the decoration… how beautiful and romantic too..” ridzy spoke looking at maan and geet, giving them her naughty smile…. “ridzy, you know… yeh jo roses wali decoration hai, ye sirf maan bhai ne karayi hai..”

Annie told looking at maan, everyone laughed heartly at her comment while maan glared at annie , , she showed her tongue to him, , maan smiled at her childishness , , he looked at geet and found that she is looking at him, without blinking but as soon as their eyes met, she lowered her gaze at once, she blushed….. she knotted the edge of her duppattta, , maan smiled seeing his effect on her….. everyone looking at them keenly but ignored, , after all they are going to be life partner soon…..

“arey maan, , won’t you show the resort to geet?” dadi told maan…. She want that maan & geet spend some quality with each other before marriage…. And when their function will start , both can’t see each other according to the tradition….. so they have one and half day…. “haan..haan…. maan chal mujhe bhi resort dekhna hai…” armaan spoke at once standing and pulling maan….. dadi’s eyes widen seeing armaan, , ..

Dadi laughed fake little…… “armaan bête…. Vicky, you go and show the resort to armaan, ridhima, ripu,, actually do one thing, , take everyone and take them on a tour of the resort…” dadi told to Vicky…. Vicky nodded…. They got the clue that let maan and geet alone for some time….. everyone behaved like they are innocent….. but maan & geet, both are getting what other are talking, , signaling each other to leave them alone….. she turned red little thinking about that….. thinking about spending time with him before maan……

Slowly-2 everyone stood up from there and scattered everywhere leaving maan & geet alone…. She was gazing at her feet while maan was staring at her…. Suddenly she looked upward and their eyes met…. Her stomach flipped at once feeling his burning gaze on her, , a shiver ran through her spines, , “chalien?” asked maan while standing ….. she looked upward and then at his hand which he forward towards her standing beside of her….. that means held my hand…. Her petal like lips curved in a smile, ,

Both felt a sudden spark in their bodies with a slight interaction of their skin…… he firmly held her hand and both took their way while other adults were hiding behind the curtains, walls and doors peeping out and entertaining themselves, , they will tease the love birds later but for now, let them enjoy , let them enjoy some moments in privacy…… both were walking side by side holding hand while maan put his other hand in his pocket while geet was adjusting her hairs….. “I am glad that you all are here before marriage..” suddenly maan spoke disturbing the perfect silence….. silence was like they can hear the sound of falling needle….. “me too..” she replied back…..

Maan tighten his hold around her hand, , both are walking in the lobby and moving towards other halls where all there function to be held…… “geet, , in this hall, ,we’ll have the mehndi function…”….he pause for a moment….. “aur waha?” geet asked pointing towards other hall where two little cabinet made, ,like it has only roof but it is covered by the curtain from the sides and front are open…….

“ohh, that….” Maan spoke….. he held her hand and both went there….. “yaha par hmare haldi function hoga.. this one is mine…” maan said pointing towards one cabinet….. and then he point to another one,…. “aur ismein tumhara…” said maan….. “but why these….? Haldi function to open area mein ho sakta hai na” asked geet….. “haan ho to sakta hai, but yeh dadi ka idea hai…. She said when all the function are going together then why not haldi…. Haldi bhi ek jagah hi hogi bas dulha and dulhan ek dusre ko nahi dekh sakte hai…. That’s y these cabinets are here…” maan replied to her question………….

“ohh..!” she exclaimed back… both went from there and moved towards the garden….. suddenly she tripped in something, , she closed her eyes in fear of hitting the land and she was about to fall but she didn’t touch the garden, , she felt two arms around her waist , she snapped open her eyes at once , , and her eyes locked with maan,,,, his strong arms held her safely in embrace, saving her from falling down…..

There is something in his eyes, , some kind of emotions she felt in his eyes, , his eyes are soft, like some kind of fear or care??? Or is it love for her? He care for her, he love her? Or this is the starting of his love? , , the same popped up in their mind but soon it escaped from there as maan brought her up making her stand on her feet but he didn’t leave her…still her was holding her from her waist while she snaked her arms around his neck….. she closed her eyes inhaling his intoxicating scent , her mind stopped working, and she smiled……

Maan could see his effect on her but he was not less, , her flowery fragrance making his heart jump….he never felt like before, , well he encountered with girls before so how could he feel like this….. sometimes he forgot the fact, , he pulled her more closer, her upper part collided with his toned chest making her heart jumped in shyness, , suddenly she looked down not able to meet his intense eyes, , maan smiled , , maan freed her, she looked at his face , , he bend a little and took her duppata which was lying on the floor, , she didn’t realize that she is not wearing her duppatta, , she was about to cross her arms on her upper part but maan stopped her by his eyes…..

He put the duppatta on her shoulder while he took another edge and covered her head with dupatta, covering her properly, and then he held her shoulder, , she looked at him but shyness was oozing out from her face, maan can feel that….. he held her chin and made her to him…. You are looking beautiful..!!.” he praised her holding her cheek in his palm and she blushed seeing his sweet gesture,,, soon her cheeks went red and maan loved this red color on her cheeks….. he loved his effect on her though he loved her effect on his…. ….. but soon they heard someone is coughing behind them…. Both stood apart at once like they caught red handed doing mischief by someone…. Both are red due to embarrassment, specially geet, though maan tried to put his stern look on his face but he failed in front of his dadi…..

~Drown in Love~ part-50

still my eyes are burning with tears but somehow I controlled myself for the sake of my family, I looked outside of the glass, , seeing this city last time, these roads where I used to play, from where I used to go to school, college, slowly-2 everything is leaving behind , like sand slipped from the hand, same feeling I am having right now…. Everything is slipping from my hold, ,from my fist, I am not able to hold back anything, my house, my blood relations, my city everything is left behind….
I kept my head at my maa’s shoulder, , and she caressed my face softly, , and again a tear escaped from my eye…… I wiped it without noticing from anyone but I know everyone is looking at me at the corner of their eyes but none is saying anything…….

We got a call from maan’s father….. he was asking about what time we are flying from the airport….. papa talked with him for a while and I got to know maan will come there to pick….. I don’t know why I didn’t feel happy hearing his name….. the pain I am feeling right now is bigger than that I am getting married….. I have to leave my parents, my family…. We reached at the airport, , soon all the formalities completed and now we are sitting in the plane…. My seat is near the window….. I looked outside…. Everyone is having fun…talking, joking doing so many other things but I…..??? I am sad still….

My mama caressed my head softly … “don’t be sad beta” she told me in her motherly voice…. I nodded slightly…. “I am fine mamma” I replied back giving her my sweet smile….. seeing my smile, all smiled, like all get their life back……. I looked outside of the window, , looking at the clouds, , I can see myself n maan in these clouds…. I am imagining cloud’s shape as maan’s face……. And suddenly forgetting all the pain, a sweet smile appeared on my face….. may be that’s called love…. Pyaar mein insaan sab bhool jata hai, and I think the same is happening with me….

Maan’s POV…..

“hell ya…” these words escaped from my mouth when I found out so much work and I am not able to do…. I sighed deeply, , pulled my drawer out and looked at the photo which I kept below the papers…… and soon a smiled appeared on my face looking at the angelic face of that girl who is going to be my life partner….. “geet, , aap bahut achhi hai lekin mai aapke sath aisa nahi kar sakta hai….”, I talked with her picture softly…… “I don’t know why ?” I question from myself….. “geet, bas 3 days more…. Then you’ll be mine aur fir today you are coming here…” … I put the picture again in the drawer , just then I got a knock on my cabin, , “come in!” my secretary came inside and informed me to that clients came and I have to attend the meeting….i just nodded and she went away leaving me alone, ,

I again ponder my thought over the issue which is bugging me from last two days…. I didn’t share anything about this with anyone, I know if I tell to anybody then they’ll get tense and will give me really long lecture and that one I don’t want….. I don’t want to ruin anyone’s mood in the happiest occasion …… I went in meeting, , the meeting went really long, , actually it’s about my new venture ….. it’s around 5 in the evening, that means the meeting went around 3 hours….. uff…..

I entered in my cabin, , just then my cell buzzed “yes mom…” I said….. “maan, what is this….?” She just get angry on me….now what did I do? I asked from myself….. “kya hua mom?” I asked lazily…. “maan, , Handa’s are about to reach delhi…. You have to go there , welcome them…” she told me… hearing that I don’t know where my laziness went….. “okay mom… flight kab ki hai?” I asked….. “5:30 pm” she replied me back…. “what mom, now you are telling me..” I asked her in my irritating tone….. the airport is around half an hour away from here but if we didn’t get any traffic….. “maan…” she emphasized my name….

“I have called you so many time but ur cell was switched off and your reception told that you are in very important meeting…..” she replied back….. “okay mom.. talk to you later….i am going there….. ” I replied back coming out from my cabin….. “cancel my next meeting and fix it tomorrow morning early … I am going….i won’t come back..” I informed my secretary…. “yes sir..!” she replied back…. I hurriedly went towards the elevator but found it, it’s on the ground floor….. if I wait for the elevator, my time will waste, I just ran towards the stairs and skipped 2-3 stairs at a time so that I can reach ground floor soon….

I reached basement soon and grabbed the keys from my pocket…… soon I am running my car on the road ….. “reach to the XYZ airport soon…” I told to vicky….. I know I am going to picking them but we need another car….. so many emotions going through in my head, , soon I’ll get married, , but what after that? I mean when I’ll give this news to my family, geet then how they will react? I wondered, even I am little no , no I am too much scared….. I know you are thinking that MSK is scared from some one but that is the truth, I am scared from reaction which is my family going to give me……

“dammnnn” I punched on the steering wheel when I got stuck in traffic jam , , I came out from the car and looked at the traffic jam, it’s long… oh gosh…. Now how I’ll reach at the airport….. just then my cell buzzed, , I looked at the screen….. it’s Armaan….. I took out a deep breath….. “hi buddy..” I spoke over the phone…. “kya hua? Why are you saying hi in so dull voice… shaadi hai teri kuch to josh dikha….” Armaan spoke excitedly….. “kya shaadi… geet ki family ko airport lene ja raha hu but this traffic…” maan replied back rubbing his head and looking out from the car…….

“oho..toh geet se milne ke liye mare ja rahe hai dulhe raja..” armaan teased me, hearing that i smiled a little, actually blushed little…… “nothing is like that… you know me.. achha why you called me…” I asked to him calmly….. now my mood became little sober and my car is moving ahead slowly-2 as traffic is opening……I put the call on my bluetooth device as now I am driving, , I inhaled sharply and moved ahead…… “arey yaar….. iss time I am standing on the delhi airport…. Come and pick me..” armaan spoke and I literally shocked hearing that, ,

“which airport?” I asked from him….. “XYZ airport..” he replied me back…. Oh gosh that’s the same airport, and the same flight….. that means geet & her family arrived here…..now I am so dead …… but how can a flight arrive early….. “do one thing armaan…. Geet and her family also there.. please search them and be with them…. I am coming… just 15 mins more…” I literally begged……

“okay okay….. pyaar mein begger ban gaya maan singh khurana” armaan again teased….. “shut up!” I told him….. “ ok , ok….. come soon.. ” armaan told me….. I sighed again , , increased the speed of my car….. hope vicky reached there…..

All sat in car, , armaan, geet and ridzy and ripu are with maan and mohinder, rano, arjun n Sonia are in vicky’s car….. armaan on passenger’s sear while geet is sitting behind maan, , he adjusted the rear mirror , , he glanced at her face, , their eyes met, and geet blushed at once realizing that he is looking at her…… armaan cleared his throat, , maan felt embarrassed , armaan and ridzy teased them saying kahin par nigaahein kahin par nishana…. But maan didn’t said anything, he knew that if he spoke a single word that means again he has to bear the teasing thought slowly-2 he is loving this teasing because it’s giving him new-2 emotions….

In no time they reached at resort…, because all the function will held in the resort, handa’s and khurana’s both will live there for 3 days….. both car arrived together….. all the family members standing there…. Geet came out and she took the blessings from the elders, , mohinder and param hugged each other, the same rano n rajni did….. ridzy n annie , both girls jumped in happiness as both became good friends….. now both will do some naughtiness against maan and geet….. simmi, raj and children were also there…..

and ansh, he ran hugged geet’s leg…. Seeing a wide smile spread on everyone’s face…. Geet too smiled…. She bend down and pecked on his cheek….. “hows my ansh?” she asked in her babyish tone….. “theek mami.. aur aap?” he replied back….. “mami bhi achhi hai…”

All went inside of the resort…. The resort is very beautifully decorated…. The purple, n white orchids, , matching purple n white curtains everywhere, , along with there is a golden touch at some places,,,,, somewhere they had put the red and white roses together….. for this one maan specially ordered to the workers,,,, there are so many rooms in the resort, swimming pool, a big garden, and 2-3 big halls for the functions…… actually this resort is of khurana’s but they have a partner in this resort……

“bahut sundar resort hai..” mohinder spoke while sipping his tea….. “aur papa, see the decoration… how beautiful and romantic too..” ridzy spoke looking at maan and geet, giving them her naughty smile…. “ridzy, you know… ye jo roses wali decoration hai, ye sirf maan bhai ne karayi hai..”


Wow…. We have reached to part-50…..awesome…… love u all………. again a very happy new year to all of you…

~Drown in Love~ part-49

Wishing you a very Happy New year 2014 to all of you from bottom of my heart…….. I hope , this year bring lots of happiness, joy, prosperity and peace in your life…… May God bless you….. Love you all…..

~Drown in Love~


“okay, okay bahut hua ye sab…. First let me put this wedding card in front of god…” rajni told… “haan rajni… ye sabse pehla kaam hai… maan, ye card rajni ko de do…” dadi told him… maan nodded and gave that card to his mother,….. “mom, wait… let me make a video of this..” said Vicky…. “Vicky, iski video ki kya jarurat hai?” asked dadi…. “dadi…. I want a video of every ceremony whether it is small or big…. Har rasam ki yaad honi chahiye na apne paas…, hai na papa…!” said Vicky…. “haan, vicky is saying correct…” rajni sighed…. She took the card, , while Vicky hurriedly went in his room, grabbed his handycam and soon he was standing with his mom in the temple, , he started the recording as rajni put a kumkum tilak on the card , and then make a swastik on the card, ,and the kept the wedding card in the feet of Ganesh ji….

After some time, , param called at Handa villa, all gathered in the hall when param called there, , they wanted to talk about this issue very badly as wedding is coming nearer…… while in dehradun,, all were sipping their morning tea and discussing about the preparations, how’s the preparation going on? How much left? Ripu, arjun both were looking in the accounts though ripu was not in the field but he knows about the accounts as earlier he studied in BBA….. geet & ridzy both were writing the names of the guests on the wedding cards….. the card was simple yet so beautiful, so elegant just like geet wanted though it was not same as geet wanted but she kept it simple as she doesn’t want over-budget……. Just then mohinder’s cell rang, it broke everyone’s concentration……

Mohinder- hello, namaskar ji!

Param- namastey mohinder ji…. Kya haal hai?

Mohinder- ji everything is fine….. how’s preparation going on? Asked mohinder in his sweet melodious voice…..

Param- ji, sab theek chal raha hai…. Yahi puchne ke liye maine call kiya tha….. replied param back…..

Mohinder- ji, yaha bhi sab theek chal raha hai…. Bas cards par naam likhey ja raha hai….

Param laughed hearing that as same work is going in khurana mansion…..

Param- yahi kaam yaha chal raha hai….. now mohinder laughed …..

Param- mohinder ji, actually I called you for asking about the wedding…. I mean pehle bhi humne baat ki hai…. Wedding to delhi me ho hi rahi hai….. other functions like mehndi, haldi and sangeet bhi yahi ho…. Actually main eek resort book kiya hai jahan par dono family ke functions together ho…. Dono families ek sath hogi to raunak aur increase ho jayegi…..

Mohinder-ji…. You are saying correct….. param felt little bit hesitation in his voice…..

Param-if you don’t want then it’s ok…. Koi pressure nahi hai…

Mohinder-nahi….nahi….. nothing is like that param ji….. actually I want to discuss with my family….

Param-okay….. take your time….. agar aisa hua to bahut achha hoga….

Mohinder- ji bilkul….. after talking little bit more, they hung up…… after then when mohinder explained everything to his family…. First they got little shock but afterwards they agreed as it will be really great fun having the same function with khuranas…. Joy will be double, excitement and the sangeet too…… just then ridzy whispered something in geet’s ear “aur waha jiju ke sath ishq mushq karne ka mauka milega” and giggled afterwards…… geet’s face went red hearing that…… geet showed her big-2 eyes to her and shook her neck telling her to stop teasing me otherwise I won’t leave you…….

After discussing further , mohinder call back to param and agreed to having functions there in delhi itself…… in Delhi, everyone cheered hearing the news and they had started making plans, what they will do when the handa family will land here in delhi…..


After 3 days…..

Geet’s POV

Finally the day came when we are going to delhi….. I felt somersault in my stomach…. How the things will go? I mean I am little bit scared as I’ll meet with maan after so many days….. yeah, we talk with each other but not that much , we just talk on what’s app or in msg….. but seeing him in real will be different…… having function together will be something different, as he’ll be near me…. May be or may be not….. I blushed little bit thinking about him……

We have packed our bags….. and now standing at the gate of our house….. just then maa came there with bhabhi, , there is one blank paper in her hand and bhabhi was holding a thaal which is filled with dilute paste of haldi, , I felt my view blurred because of my teary eyes…….. I looked at her, then bhabhi then all my family, , there is a sadness on their face, , maa nodded, , “geet beta, , apne hatho ko iss haldi me rakho aur fir apne hatho ke nishaan iss blank paper par laga do…. ” I nodded….. and I did as my mother told me……..

then ridzy was holding a thaal of rice….. I turned towards the road and filled my hands with rice and I throw them above my head and my mother, arjun veer ji, ripu and papa collect them in a cloth….. I did it three times…. once my mother told me about the truth behind this ritual….. kehte hai jab beti ghar se vida hoti hai to ghar se laxmi chali jati hai….. so when girl throw the rice above her head that means laxmi is going out from the house…… maa went inside the house and kept the things at a safe place…..

suddenly I felt some pain in my heart and I felt a burning sensation in my eyes, my hands turned in a fist and I clutched the side of my suit very tightly, my nails digging in my palm through the cloth, , and suddenly a sob came out from my mouth and I broke down in tears, , I am continuously looking at my house, though my view blurred because of my filled eyes with tears, , I am looking at my house, where I got birth, it’s the place where I first time I held the finger of my mother & my father, , it’s the same place where first time I spoke, and you know what’s the first word I spoke , , it was papa……

sab kehte hai baby jab pehla word bolta hai toh wo hota hai maa…… but mere case mein ye different that,,,,,, ridzy ne bhi papa hi bola tha….. we both sisters are same, , I laughed a little remembering her fight with me on every single thing but I never mind…… just then again another sob came out from my mouth and I broke down completely bending down on the floor clutching my heart and with another hand I covered my mouth for stopping myself from crying but then I felt my mother embracing me in her arms, , I can feel her tears on my face, , I know she too is crying, after all she is my mother, , she was continuously telling me some soothing words but nothing is working…….

Last time I cried like this when I went school for the first time….. I cried a lot and you know what my papa did, , he took me back in home ….. m home, safe home…. But today I am leaving my home forever, , it’s the same place where I took my first step holding a finger of my papa and mama….. ek ladki ko hi apna ghar kyon chhodna padta hai…. Why not boys? You know I used to ask about this issue from my mother but she gave silly answers….. like traditions all that….. but why this tradition….

Ladki hi kyon? I don’t want to leave my home, , please koi mujhe andar le chalo , , I literally begged in my mind, in my heart, , slowly I felt I am in my papa’s arms…. He was consoling me in his soothing voice but nothing is going in my ears….. I was continuously sobbing, crying, tears trailing down on my cheeks, , I looked upward and saw all the faces….. everyone is crying…. Arjun bhaiya holding my mother, , ridzy n ripu were crying together, , Sonia bhabhi holding me and my papa too….

“papa, mujhe nahi jana…” I said in my meek voice, , it was mere whisper, “ssshhh,,, chup hoja..” papa told me in his soothing voice….. “aisa nahi kehte…” he told me again…. “mujhe apna ghar nahi chhodna…. Mujhe aapse dur nahi jana..” I said again, , he shook his head slightly , “nahi beta aisa nahi kehte.. why are you thinking that you are leaving this house..” he cupped my face in his hands, I looked at his face….. tears were trailing down on his cheeks too…. He was sobbing also but tried to control also….

“beta, , jahan tu ja rahi hai wo bhi to tera ghar hi hoga na…. naye rishtey honge, maan jaisa humsafar hoga, ek naya parivaar hoga, dekhna hamari yaad bhi nahi aayegi…. Aur phir ye to tera hi ghar hai na… aise nahi rotey bache…” he told me and wiped my tears…. I again looked at my house…. Usually ek ladki ki vidaai uske ghar se hoti hai but maan’s parents wanted the function together…. Then it’s ok…. I don’t know so many emotion going in my mind, my heart……

I looked at my father again pouting my lips, , I was making baby face, , he chuckled seeing my face….. he knew that when I pout my lip while crying that means I am convinced….. he again shook his head and wiped my tears, , telling me indirectly that don’t cry…. I nodded, tried to subside my tears, my sobs are still coming out….. I looked at my bhabhi, , she knew that what I am feeling right now as she had already went through this pain….. she shook her head , wiping my tears and hers too….

“chup hoja geet…. Aise nahi rotey…. Haan mujhe pata hai iss dard ka, jo apne ghar ko chhodne ka hota hai, apne parivaar ko chhodne ka hota hai” I nodded hearing her words…. “lekin geet ye bhi toh sach hai na, shaadi ke baad ek naya parivaar milta hai, ek humsafar milta hai jiske sath hum apni nayi zindagi ke sapne buntey hai…. ” bhabhi again wiped my tears and smiled…. Me too smiled seeing her…. Her words are correct but still the pain is there of leaving my family, my house behind…..

“yeh to har ladki ko karna padta hai…. Agar mummy apna ghar nahi chhodti to aaj hum sab yaha nahi hote… na mai aur na hi tum… geet sambhal apne aap ko… ” she hugged me…. “cha lab chup hoja…. ” I nodded, , we all stood up, I hugged arjun veer ji tightly, he caressed my head lovingly, I felt tears marks on his cheeks…. I wiped them and gave my teary smile to him…. Then I hugged ripu, who was crying like a child, worst than me….

I laughed seeing him but soon a tear fell down from my eye and he wiped it….. I wiped his tears and cracked a joke for him…. Then ridzy hugged me so tight…. She was sobbing badly… “ab mera room tera ” I told her, she shook her head…. “mujhe nahi chahiye, mujhe bas aap chahiye” she told wiping my tears and held me tightly ….. we all sat in our cars, veer ji kept the luggage in the car and we all headed towards our destination……