Abhi waked up to the sounds of kids.
Kids: Puppa!! Puppa!
Abhi: Yes Kiddos!
Kids: Mumma! Mumma!
Abhi looked around and saw Pragya was not in the room.
He slowly get down from the bed and went near to the cradle where kids were.
Abhi shrieked: What are u doing Abhoo?
Abhigya was seen lying flat down on her stomach and was moving her hands and legs as if swimming.
Prabhi: Swoo! Swoo!
She said that and was doing the same actions as her sister but looking at Abhi.
Abhi: Amazing! So u two like Swimming!
Kids: Ya! Ya!
Abhi making Abhigya to lie facing him said: But it’s not good to do Swoo! Swoo in this way.
Kids blinked their eyes many times in surprise.
Abhi: Why you two looking like that?
Kids told something but he couldn’t understand.
Pragya by then came back and asked: Why did u wake up Boss? You could have called me na….
Abhi: Oh Pragya! I am fine now! It was just a slight injury. Don’t act as if it’s fracture!
Pragya: But still u need to take rest Boss…
Abhi: You have to be kidding me Boss…Today there is an important meeting with the shareholders. How can I not go?
Pragya: Cancel that meeting. Why not change it to some other day?
Abhi: It’s not that easy as u say. You very well know it will result in bad impression on me for cancelling the meeting in last minute.
Pragya in a low tone: I know…
Abhi: I will take care of myself Pragya….
Pragya: Okay Boss…do call me whenever u are free.
Abhi smiled and asked: Is my face ok? Why kiddos are looking at me in surprise?
Pragya: You shouldn’t get angry on me…Ok?
Abhi: Faster tell me! Now it’s making me scared!
Pragya held his hand and brought him near to the mirror there.
Abhi seeing his face shrieked: What have u done?
Pragya: Boss…It’s just a tilak!
Abhi tried to remove it from his forehead but Pragya stopped him.
Pragya: Please Boss…don’t do it in front of me. Anyways u are going to bath na…
Abhi: Alright…I don’t want to make u sad!
Pragya with a pleasant smile: Thanks…
Abhi: For this kiddos, were looking like that!
Abhi: Wait! I come and attack u Kiddos!
Kids chuckled hearing the word attack from Abhi.
Pragya smiled as Abhi played with the kids for a while before going to take his bath.
Pragya then brought the kids out of the room after freshening them up.
Kids came across Dadi and Dasi photos on one of the side table.
They missed not seeing them for a week now. Pragya saw that and hoped they will return soon for kiddos.
Abhi coming out of the room dressed up in formals asked: Is this my house???
Pragya: Why? Any doubts or you see this house different after one day?
Abhi: No! Why is it so silent? Why kiddos are silent again?
Pragya: They are missing Dadi and Dasi….
Pragya: Haan Boss, look there!
He saw kids looking at Dadi and Dasi photos and he felt bad for them.
Pragya: Sit here first! I will bring them for breakfast.
He sat at the dining area while kids came back with Pragya half-heartedly.
Abhi: Why so sad Kiddos?
Kids started to tell their worries in gibberish language and looked down.
Pragya: Sounds very sad…
Abhi: Why don’t u cheer them up?
Pragya: How can I when I myself is sad?
Abhi: You too?
Pragya nodded her head as yes and started to serve the food for Abhi.
Abhi: Enough! Are u serving me breakfast or some feast?
Pragya stopped and looked at his plate which was full of chapathis.
Abhi looked at kids and they were talking among themselves sounding worried too.
Abhi:Itna worries in my family and how can I go to work in peace?
Pragya: But u have to go right? As it is important…..
She said dejectedly with no hope of him cancelling his meeting.
Abhi: Haan but what if I tell that I asked Purab to attend the meeting instead of me and now I am thinking of go!go! time?
Pragya in excitement: Really?
Kids were also excited hearing go!go! And they started to scream loudly.
Abhi: Okok! Lower down the volume. Get ready and let’s go somewhere to chill out!
Pragya curiously: Where Boss?
Abhi: Somewhere Boss!
He said cheerfully.
Pragya: But u are injured na….
Abhi: Arrey it’s not painful now and let’s have some fun to forget about that! Isn’t it kiddos?
Pragya smiled seeing kiddos and said: Okay but you don’t drive Boss….
Abhi: Yes Boss!
Pragya: That’s better. I will feed them something and then we will leave.
Abhi: Oh sure! You feed them and I will feed you.
Pragya blushed and they all had their breakfast happily with the excitement for their go!go! time.
As this was happening, Purab was preparing for the meeting and at the back of his mind, he remembered new staff’s words.
Purab thought, I think she loves me but something is blocking her and that is making her to talk like that. But what is that something? I need to find that out. Let me find that out soon!
As for Mithra she was thinking how will she answer Jai. He looked genuine but she asked herself whether she was prepared for all this now! Again marriage drama but this time it is in a different way. It’s more direct and clear! After asking herself many questions, she came up with a final answer. She was ready to answer him.
Back to Abhi and Pragya who were holding onto Prabhi and Abhigya respectively and heading towards the car.
Pragya: Where are we going Boss?
Abhi: You will know that soon…
He said making Pragya restless of not knowing where they are going to.
Abhi grinned and he had already informed the driver of the location that they would be going.
The four of them settled down inside the car when kids: Bobby…Bobby….
Pragya: Oh god! You two still want Bobby now?
Abhi: Who is this Bobby? Their boyfriend ah?
He asked in a teasing tone.
Pragya: Boss! How could u talk like this? Please be like a father!
Abhi: Arrey…it’s not wrong to have boyfriend as they are pretty enough to have one! Isn’t it kiddos?
Kids as usual cheerfully said: Ya!ya!
Pragya: You two always say ya!ya! not understanding what he says. And Boss! Is this the age for them to be exposed to the way u talk? This is very bad!
Abhi: You know I was just kidding! Why are u so serious?
Kids looked at each other not knowing why Mumma looks angry.
Pragya remained silent and kids were keep on saying Bobby.
Abhi: I really want to know who is this Bobby before I ask the driver to drive!
Pragya shaking her head said: Their water bottles that u bought for them! The nick name is Bobby!
Abhi and the driver hearing that laughed loudly making kids to laugh together with them too.
Pragya looking at it: This is not funny!
She said sternly as all tried to lower down their laughter.
Pragya: They follow u Boss…It’s all your fault!
Abhi: Okok! Calm down! So where is Bobbies now?
Abhi: One bottle is called Bobby then two bottle is called Bobbies na…Plural Boss!
Pragya finally smiled and said: It’s here only in the bag that I carry for them with all their stuff.
She said and reached out for the bag and took out the water bottles.
Pragya: Here you go kiddos with your Bobbies!
Kids smiled and having the bottles on their lap were touching it and investigating it.
Abhi: Bobby the bottle friend!
Pragya frowned hearing that and then smiled looking away.
Abhi: Chalo Bhai! You can drive now!
He said to the driver and kids tried to hold their bottles carefully not letting it to fall.
Pragya: Look at them Boss! They are not even looking at us!
Abhi: Ya their Bobby the bottle friend is more attractive than us!
Prabhi was about to bring the bottle closer to her and kiss it but looked shy.
Abhi: Prabhoo! Are u going to kiss it?
Prabhi got aware of Abhi’s words and looked away.
As for Abhigya she was hugging the bottle and patting it and whispering something to it.
Pragya giggled at their love towards the bottle.
Pragya: Is there any magic in these bottles that attract them?
Abhi: It is just a normal bottle but ya it looks more attractive than others as it’s expensive for babies bottles.
Pragya: Oh…but kiddos are obsessed with the bottles!
Abhi: Because they love it so much as their Puppa had bought it for them! Isn’t it kiddos?
Kids never said anything and were busily playing with their bottles.
Abhi: This much of obsession until they can’t hear me?
Pragya: Yes! And u have to change their obsession now….
Abhi: Why always me?
Pragya: You started it first to make them forget something.
Abhi in shock: You know my plan?
Pragya: Was it a plan? It’s so obvious to me!
Abhi: Ok but please don’t tell that word.
Pragya: Which word Boss?
Abhi: That word that makes me have headache!
Pragya: Hmm…Oh that word ah? Then u have to listen to me!
Abhi: Definitely! But please please don’t tell that word!
Driver: What word is that Pragya mam?
Pragya: Some random word Bhaiyya…that Boss is scared of.
She said and smirked at tensed looking Abhi who again had visions of him being as butterfly!
Pragya: Enough of your imagination Boss! I think we are reaching as Bhaiyya is slowing down the car.
Abhi came back to senses and saw the kids still playing with the bottles.
Abhi: How long will they play with it?
Pragya: It depends Boss…It can be for few minutes if not few hours!
Abhi in shock: Few hours??? Are u serious?
Pragya: That’s what I observed for the past few days.
Pragya: Oh god! You bring us to Pitchu?
Kids hearing the word pitchu looked up leaving their bottles down.
Pragya, Now they forget their bottles!
She thought by picking up the bottles and kept it safely in the bag.
Kids yelled: Pitchu! Pitchu! Pitchu!
Abhi: Yes kiddos it’s Pitchu aka Park!
Kids couldn’t believe that very soon they are at a park again. This time this looks bigger than what they seen before.
Abhi: Arrey! Don’t jump like this then you all may fly!
They couldn’t control their excitement and they started to jump and Prabhi hit Pragya’s head while Abhigya hit Abhi’s face.
Abhi and Pragya at the same time: So violent!
Pragya: Oh Boss! Once we are out of the car it will be uncontrollable….
Abhi: It’s okay let them have some fresh air too…
Pragya nodded her head and the car stopped.
Letting a deep sigh, Abhi and Pragya carrying the kids came out of the car and the kids were protesting to let them down to walk.
Abhi: Shall we?
Pragya: Not here Boss…how about there? Where it is a small area to catch up with them!
Abhi smiled and nodded his head.
Both let them down but to their surprise they never walked.
Pragya: Oye kiddos! Not walking ah?
Kids looked scared of something and raised both their hands as if to carry them.
Abhi: I know what is happening here….
Abhi: First we have to carry them!
Now kiddos feel safe as they were carried by their parents and they closed their eyes seeing the most scary thing.
Pragya: Are u all going to sleep?
Abhi: Oh Pragya…there is a black cat over there and they are scared of it!
Kids gripped their parents as firm as they could. They didn’t want to fall and see the cat again.
Pragya: Acha…that’s why u two are scared ah?
She said by patting Abhigya’s back in a comfortable way.
Abhi: No worries Kiddos! Let’s go where there is no cat!
Pragya: Boss…are u also scared of cats?
She asked in mocking tone.
Abhi: Me? No! Why should I?
He said by trying to hide his fear.
Pragya: Really? Then why are u also looking away?
Abhi: It’s my eyes and I can see at any direction!
Pragya: Okok! Shall we move from here?
Pragya: Yes kiddos we are here in pitchu but now we go a bit far from the cat. Ok?
Kids didn’t know what to reply and just said: Ya!ya!
They walked where there was round shaped benches and tables.
They made the kids sit on the table and they looked around in amazement.
Abhi: Good that it is sheltered here too!
Pragya: Ya! If not they will whine for the heatness too!
Kids facing each other were talking among themselves by pointing at different directions.
Abhi: So Boss, they are busy in discussion now ah?
Pragya: Always they are discussing about something!
Abhi smiled and waved at someone and Pragya asked: Who are u waving at?
Abhi: Look behind!
Pragya turned behind and saw someone which made her shocked.
Pragya gulping her throat: Boss….
Abhi: Go Pragya….It’s been a very long time right?
Pragya stood up from where she was sitting while Abhi was holding onto the kids.
Pragya walked closely to the person by at times looking back at Abhi who smiled and asked her to go ahead.
Pragya with mixed emotions couldn’t continue and ran back towards Abhi’s direction by crying badly.
Kids looked shocked as Pragya was crying badly.
Abhi: Pragya…Look up!
Pragya: No…you shouldn’t have done this…
Abhi: Really? So u want me to redo what I have done?
Pragya never answered anything as she ran further away from there with uncontrollable tears.
Abhi gestured to the person looking emotional to take care of the kids for a while as he went to see Pragya.
Pragya crying heavily by leaning on a tree.
Abhi clearing his throat: Boss…how can u cry like this?
Pragya wiping her tears: You don’t know?
Abhi: I know….but I feel this is too much….
He said by caressing her head.
Pragya: I can’t believe u did like this!
Abhi: I believed that u will believe what I do and You know I always think about you…
Pragya: For that u will do like this?
Abhi hugging her told her against her ears:
Believing to believe you is as thinking to think about u. Do u know how many times I believe you that u had forgotten about the past but u couldn’t as it had huge impact on u! But this time I want u to face it and forget Pragya. I have seen u many times hiding that u had forgotten what had happened in the past but u didn’t.
Pragya trying to break his hug: I don’t want to see anyone!
Abhi: You won’t listen like this when I am telling u in a pleasing way….
Pragya remained silent and he swiftly carried her in his arms back to the place where their kids and person are. Pragya was shocked and was crying for help!
Abhi “ Let’s see Pragya, I am damn sure I will win!” Pragya “ I won’t lose Mr Abhi!” She said by hitting the table with her pen. Abhi “ You can only hit the table with a pen but me! Just see for yourself!” He said and hit the table with a vase and broke it into pieces.
Thank u for reading and who is the person and what’s happening in the past. Pls wait to know that! This is a very much focused ff so I won’t really take breaks if there is i will inform ahead mostly it could be due to my study schedules.
Thank u Mokshi sis and Cutie for the kind words . Ya trying to stay cool especially with all your cool and cheerful comments???