Contract Marriage (raglak) Part 1
The episode starts when Ragini breaks down completely. She was thinking about Laksh’s proposal, their marriage and now whatever right now. Why? Why Laksh? And what justification! You want to prove your mother wrong! Great! But even if I want to hate you I cannot! Maine tumse itna pyaar kar liya hai ki main tumse nafrat nahi karpaugi. She gets up like a lifeless body goes towards the washroom comes out in her night gown and sleeps.
Some days passed
Sunrays fall on Ragini. She wakes up like a lifeless body. With blackened eyes, pale face ans swollen eyes indicating she had been crying.
Ragini- This is more difficult than I thought. Why God? Why are you keeping me alive? To see Laksh waking up in somebody else’s arms. Making love to her? He never thought of me? She wipes her tears and says
Ragini-Forget it you yourself agreed to what he said. Now no need to regret over this.
She gets up and goes to the washroom to freshen up. She comes out wearing a red colour maxi dress and gets suprised to see the entire room decorated with flowers and a big heart singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She remembers that today is her birthday and smiles after many days. She sees Laksh standing in front of him holding a bouquet. Ragini – Tujhe yaad tha?!?
Laksh – Yes. Of course Ragini. You are doing so many things for me and you think that I won’t remember your birthday! Not fair Ragini.
Ragini suddenly hugs and Laksh also gives her a friendly hug when suddenly a girl dressed in black trousers and a white shirt with blue blazer comes in. Yes she is Kavya. She sees them hugging and gets a little insecure.
Kavya – If you are done wishing her then it’s my turn.
Seeing her raglak separated and the smile on Ragini’s face disappeared. Still managing herself she says
Ragini- Come Kavya give me my gift.
Kavya (sarcastically)- I think you already got your gift. (Indicating the hug)
Ragini (understanding what she meant)- Yes. I did.
Laksh not understanding anything says.
Laksh – What are you both girls talking about. Gift? Which gift? And did you receive it Ragini?
Ragini- Chor de tu nahi samjhega. Anyways you get ready. I’ll check the breakfast. Saying this she leaves.
Kavya then gets a little romantic and says
Kavya- Baby I’m hungry.
Laksh – Don’t worry I’ll fix it and kisses her passionately. When suddenly his phone rings. They break from the kiss and Laksh answers the call.
Laksh-Haan bolo. (The guy tells something)Achha. I’m coming.
Laksh -Baby I’m leaving. Please tell Ragini that Red chillies are coming today. She’ll understand what to do. Saying this she leaves.
Kavya- Bass abb mera drama khatam hone hi wala hai. Laksh will get the film and I’ll be his heroine then I’ll leave him. Laksh you are so cute and handsome but little dumb. You thought that I’ll love you. Never. You are the one always ragged me college. But now its my turn. She laughs evilly.
In the evening
Ragini comes out wearing a formal outfit. While Laksh was setting his hair. She smiles seeing Laksh. Laksh also looks at her and says
Laksh- You remember right what you have to do?
Ragini- Yes Laksh. I do. Don’t worry this film will be yours. She gives a assuring smile.
Laksh- Thank you. I’ll go and check the arrangements. Saying this leaves.
Ragini comes in front of the mirror. She has turned pale and mentally drained yet she looked beautiful. She was doing her hearing thinking about something.
One day after marriage Laksh was at home and Ragini was cooking when suddenly the door bell rings. Ragini goes and open the door when a man with full force enters the house shouting Laksh’s name.
Ragini – Excuse me! Who are you? And why are you shouting?
Man- You keep quite girl! You will know the reason soon. Laksh! Laksh! Come down you scoundrel!
Hearing the noise he comes down and gets stunned seeing the man.
Laksh- Mr.. MrVerma you?
Mr Verma -What is this Laksh! You got married?
Laksh gets scared first but then re-composing himself says
Laksh- No Mr Verma. This is just a rumour you know na what its like to be a star. This is just part parcel of life.
Mr Verma – Even I thought the same at first but after seeing this girl who was taking a stand for you. I’m sure that she is your wife.
Laksh gave a death glare to Ragini. Ragini who standing like a statue could not comprehend anything. She was shocked hearing Laksh’s reply. She knew the truth of their marriage but never thought that Laksh would hide this in the industry. Her thought process was broken when Laksh started speaking again.
Laksh- She is not my wife. Ragini is my PA. She is new here doesn’t know much. That’s why maybe she reacted. Saying this Laksh looks at Ragini signalling something.
Ragini- I’m sorry sir. I’m new here. I couldn’t understand so I shouted. Im really sorry. She started tearing.
Mr Verma -It’s okay. Be careful next time. Saying this he leaves.
As soon as he leaves. Laksh shouts at Ragini.
Laksh (shouting)- Are you completely mad?!? See Ragini I know that even if for six months you are my wife but DON’T YOU DARE TO IMPOSE YOUR RIGHT ON ME.
Ragini couldn’t hold on her anger any more.
Ragini- DON’T YOU DARE TALK TO ME LIKE THAT LAKSH. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE SAVED JUST BECAUSE OF ME. IF I WANTED I WOULD HAVE TOLD THE TRUTH. BUT DIDN’T SO BE GRATEFUL. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THE MOST SELFISH MAN I’VE EVER SEEN. YOU ARE LUCKY THAT I’M YOUR FRIEND. IN PLACE OF ME IF THERE WAS ANOTHER GIRL SHE WOULD HAVE RUINED YOU BY NOW! (Composing herself) And what would ypu do when you see a man entering your house and shouting? I did whatever a sane person would do. OKAY?
laksh was stunned to see Ragini’s reaction. He had never seen her in rage in the past ten years. He felt sorry for what he said and apologized. Ragini on the other side too felt sorry for what she said and also say. Sorry at the same. There a awkward silence in the room for sometime when they both burst out laughing.
Laksh- I’m sorry Ragini. Actually I got really scared.
Ragini – It’s okay Laksh. I understand. But what now?
Laksh – We have continue this drama of you being my PA. As he is a very powerful man. We have to be cautioned. I did not disclose our marriage because its not good that people come know our marriage as after six months when this marriage gets dissolved people woyld start questioning.
Ragini – I understand. You don’t need give any justification. We’ll continue this for six months. And don’t worry mujhe bhi thodi bohot acting aati hai.
Saying this they both laugh.
Ragini comes out of her thoughts when she hears the doorbell. She comes down signals the servants to be ready and opens the door and gets stunned.
Precap – Laksh comes to know about Kavya’s truth while Ragini comforts him. Ragini talks to Laksh about doing a job. Laksh getting insecure about Ragini’s proxmity with her friend.
Thank you guys for your lovely comments and support. Sorry could not reply you all. And hope that you like the update. Bela don’t worry I also don’t like Kavya so she’ll be out of this SS by the next update. Once again a big Thank you. Please comment both negative and positive and suggestion are truly welcomed.
Lavanya (pen name)