Episode – 7
Viplav : (next to Dhaani’s bed) Dhaani! (holds her shoulders) Dhaani!
But Dhaani was not hearing him.
Viplav : (louder tone) Dhaani! What happened ? Dhaani!
Suddenly, she wakes up from her sleep looking terrified with widely opened eyes and, sit on the bed, her hands holding tightly her hair, starts crying by fear. Viplav looks at her tensed.
Viplav : Dha…
She doesn’t let him finish say her name and suddenly holds his shirt, which makes him getting pulled towards her. He was quite surprised of her gesture when she circles his body with her arms and hugs him. He was looking around unable to move while she was tightening her grip.
Dhaani : Mah, I am really scared mah. Please don’t leave me alone here.
Viplav : Dhaani! It’s… It’s me, Viplav.
He hesitantly puts his hand on her back and slowly caresses trying to console her.
Viplav : Nothing happened to you Dhaani. None will harm you. Everything is fine. Relax.
The magic of his words make her calm down and slowly she gets quiet. Loosened of her grip, he gets off her and lays her on the bed. He then takes a glass and fills it with water.
Viplav : (inner voice) Poor girl, she doesn’t even get peace when sleeping.
He puts the carafe on the table and then looks at Dhaani, the glass of water in his hand.
Viplav : Dhaani! Drink some water, and sleep peacefully. I am here.
Dhaani : (in her sleep) I didn’t do any…
Viplav : Yes of course, you have done nothing. It’s not your fault at all.
He slowly makes her stand up not waking her up and makes her drink water. Suddenly she coughs which makes him take the glass off her.
Viplav : Slowly Dhaani!
Putting the glass of water on the side table, he then slowly makes her lay in the bed again. He suddenly notices her face sweating.
Viplav : Oh God, (looks up) she is sweating a lot. (looks at her) I need to do something.
He goes to the bathroom, takes a towel and comes to her. He slowly wipes off her sweat looking at her sleeping. He then goes to switch on the room fan and then sits on the sofa. Unconsciously, his eyes get closed sending Viplav into a deep sleep.
(female voice singing) “baatein yeh kabhi na tu bhulna koi tere khaatir hai jee raha”
Sun rays suddenly attack Viplav’s eyes which get open slowly. Viplav looks in front of him and falls on a dark figure standing in front of the window, brightness of that sun bypassing those features.
“jaaye tu kahin, bhi ye sochna
koi tere khatir hai jee raha
tu jahaan jaaye mehfooz ho
tu jahaan jaaye mehfooz ho
dil mera maange bas ye duaa”
Viplav was clueless from where the voice was coming and sits properly on the sofa to look around. But unwillingly, his head gets hit on the wall which made him hold his back head and his wrist chain, on its contact with the wall, makes a sound. Hearing the noise, the singing voice stops while Viplav sits on the sofa with a tired face. Suddenly that figure turns back to look behind and Viplav realizes Dhaani was not in the bed. He looks at the figure and confirms his guess, while Dhaani was looking at him.
Viplav : Hmm … (stretching his arms ) Already awake ?
Dhaani : And you still here?
Viplav : Why ? Is there any problem ?
Dhaani slowly turns her head and looks at the outside through the window again while Viplav goes to the bathroom to freshen up. He then comes out of it and joins her.
Viplav : The state you were in yesterday night ..
Dhaani turns her head to look at Viplav.
Viplav : … after seeing it, I felt that I have done a good job staying here last night.
Dhaani looks at him confused.
Dhaani : Why ? What happened last night ?
Viplav tells her everything while she looks on tensed.
Viplav : I was really tensed. I feared something might happen to yo…
He suddenly stops telling those words and looks at Dhaani who was looking at him shocked.
Viplav : I mean that…
Dhaani : Why are you doing all this Mr. Viplav?
Viplav : What ?
Dhaani : What do you want to prove or show taking such care of me?
Viplav : I…
Suddenly, the door getting open, both look behind getting interrupted.
Nurse : Good morning Dhaaniji! Good morning sir.
Both smile at her.
Viplav : Good morning.
Nurse : Sir, the doctor will come in a while for check-ups.
Viplav : Alright, thanks.
She goes away from there leaving them alone once again.
Viplav : (looks at Dhaani) Anyways, you just wait here, I will bring something to eat from hospital canteen. I will be back soon.
Dhaani nods her head and Viplav smiles at her. He then goes from there while she looks at him.
Dhaani : (thinks) He is taking so much care of me even after knowing I am inauspicious. He is not even a relative or a friend. But still he thinks so much about others. But I can’t believe anyone. God, why such a fate?
Viplav, waiting to order something in the canteen, keeps thinking.
“People call me inauspicious … And by days, I even got used to it”
“No one has remained for me in this unfair world.”
Dhaani’s sudden bad situation in her sleep…
That hug of fear …
“Why are you doing all this Mr. Viplav? … What do you want to prove or show taking such care of me?”
Viplav : She said it right na. Who am I for her, and who is she … for me? What is that reason that makes me think so much about her? She is just …
He suddenly remembers their meeting, the way she was going to fall and he went to catch her hand and saved her ; yesterday night’s incident.
… : Sir! Sir!
He gets awake from his thoughts by the canteen staff.
Canteen staff : Sir !
Viplav : Huuh ?
Canteen staff : What do you want in order sir ?
Viplav : Haan.
He then orders some food for Dhaani and him and some coffee along with it.
Viplav : (takes the food parcel and the coffee gourde) Thank you. (goes from there)
Dhaani was sit on the bed.
Dhaani : If only they could give me my dresses back. This hospital suit just irritates me so much. Just making me feel like I was in a serious ill case. (looks around) Who will like life in a hospital ? Get well very soon Dhaani, so that you can go from here as fast as possible.
… : Dont worry, nothing happened to you, miss Dhaani! (laughs)
She turns her head to see who it was.
Precap – Viplav asks Dhaani if she will accept his friendship and she looks at him shocked.
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