Recap: wildlife journey and confession
“Well, Rahul will keep you happy.” Neil jeered arching a brow to sam and moved his gaze to right to see the beautiful deer of the forest.
Sam crossed hee arms over her chest and passed a disgruntled look and growled.
“You started again Neil?”
“No I am finishing it.” he said while moving forward with the stick on his hand.
“Shut up.” she yelled and added.
“You just said you love me. Didnt you?”
“That was a joke. Dont tell me You took it seriously?” he turned while gruffling to see her screwed up face that was on verge of explosion.
“Oh no! Not again plz. This girly things ..noh no plzz.” he begged showing his palm in a quick impulse to wipe those tears off.
She snatched the stick and hit him with it. “Dont you dare talk to me now”
“Ya. I will send Rahul then.” he said coming back to the humour making a puppy face with a fake sadness.
“Very funny. You jerk!” she sputtered and hit him again on his leg.
They noticed some figures moving forward which were the members of the trip. Sam sighed a relief and smiled.
“Hey see that.” Neil screamed while pointing in front.
“Wow!” Sam mouth hung open and she bent down seeing the prowling panther.
” Click that sammy.” Neil vociferated whilst she did.
Sam reached up and tried to grab at his leg, trying to pull him down to her level. It did work and she started.
“He proposed me” she sighed.
Neil turned to see her brushing away his palms and entered the convo with a gesture of carry-on.
“When I was in Xth, he proposed me.”
“I rejected him on the spot cause….” she stopped in search of correct exact words to express her feelings.
He sensed it and put in
“Cause you love me.” he wrapped his left arm on her shoulder and pulled her close to comfort.
The uneasiness on her face dropped down to ground with a bear hug.
Sam smiled and rested her head.
It started raining after a while. It was not sudden, clouds were on the top since an hour. It was a blissful rain, no thunders, no lightnings. It would have last for a moment only.
Sam felt an arm over her shoulders and she raised her face to see Neil looking at the front with his right hand inside the jean clad. He wanted to say something. Was he?
“What happened?” Sam asked anxiously.
“You know Sam, you have got a lovely family.” he said almost a whisper.
Sam stared him curiously. Why suddenly was he talking about her family.
“Same with you Neil.” she dubiously replied.
He chuckled and pulled her closer.
“My dad.. We dnt share a good bond Sam”
Looking at the amused cute face infront he thought to leave the topic.
“Why?” she asked.
“some other day. Now lets just enjoy the rain.” he marked.
Sam didnt wanted to force so nodded positively.
They continued walking and meet the others after a tiresome period.
“Neil? Where were you beta?” Neil’s dad asked.
Neil ignored him and looked sideways. This was observed by two people, Prerna and Sam but both choosed to remain quiet. Prerna knew the reason but Sam wanted to confront it later. The time was just not right. She noticed the blackness capturing his eyes. She was scared for a moment till he didnt put his arms around her again. It was just so overwhelming. No one noticed them or it was that he just didnt care… Nor did she…
It was an assurance, her comfort zone.
But he didnt spoke for long time just walked alongwith her by her side.
They came out of the park all tired and everyone went to have lunch. The children finished it fastly and went out to the enjoyment area.
Neil had seen Sam observing his jeep. So he wanted to get her into a ride. But before that, Raghav came searching for him.
“Bro?” Raghav shouted from a distance.
Neil turned and waited.
“Isnt that red jeep yours?”
“alot.. Can I drive that?”
“Nooo brother! you cant. I am going for the ride.” Sam joined.
Sensing the upcoming sibling fight, Neil handed the key to Raghav and chimed in “Take Sam along.”
Sam jumped to the sideseat and Raghav took the driver’s.
“Hey, come back fast” Neil shot as Raghav started the engine.
“drive slow man!” Sam shrieked grabbing the seat struggling for stability in the middle of the highway.
“this is fun girl.” Raghav responded and retarded the speed.
“I will tell this to dad. You just wait.” Sam sputtered with flaring nose throwing glares to the person by her side.
“Hold on. We are going back. And I am driving slow FYI” he easily said.
“moreover, who will listen to you?” he added.
This engrossed some creepy feelings on her heart. But quickly she composed herself.
“oh!-scared are we?”
“Never!” Raghav shrugged asap.
Ofcourse he was. Samrat was a fun loving dad, the type of dad which one always wish to have. But, not to forget, he is an army officer, so fear follows by his name. He would never forgive him for driving so fast in yhe middle of the road with his chirpy sister by his side.
While the bickering, they missed the continuous horns and something hit the jeep with screeching sounds that forced the jeep at roadside. It was too late to be saved from that toyota truck. It rammed into the driver’s side. The jeep rolled over several times, breaking glasses and inflating the safety bag.
Sam’s head made contact with the cement not a moment later.
Currently, blood was pouring out of her noggin.All went quiet. After the crash there was a moment of silence, extreme silence like a piercing sound in ear silence. The crash itself was very disorienting. It was loud. Everything became still and quiet right after the impact.
Her eyes half opened in a subconscious state. The airbags were deployed , smoke arise from the dashboard so it seemed like the car might be on fire. The engine smelt of coolant as if the radiator had cracked.
Smell of fire and gasoline hit her nostrils and she coughed a little. Sam felt heavy head but forced to think what just happened. She didnt even felt her injuries at first because of the shock. Her head was badly hurt and legs and arm wounded.
She quickly turned and found an almost dead man with his head on the steering oozing out blood turning his face all red but can’t even tell where it was coming from.
Her heart stopped beating literally, she couldnt feel the world around. Her eyes just kept staring the man. It was her brother damn it!
She wanted to scream but it seemed that her tongue was tied. Her eyes never blinking turned wet. Sam didnt felt her legs and arm. After minutes, she quickly moved her hand and minced her way to him to pull the body out of the jeep and turned the lifeless body towards her.
“Bhai?” she shouted and patted but no response.
Fear was building. A good reason existed behind that fear. She was afraid of the fact that she is going to lose him. She looked down at the body, carefully examining the flesh that was slowly being covered by blood. This wasn’t what she wanted. Many things started running through her mind, the good and bad moments with him. Tears made their way, that was when she realised he was no more. Her breath hitched, nostrils filled up and tears endlessly coming out of her hazel eyes.
“Bhai?” she shouted again on the top of her lungs but in vain. His head under her palms. He was still that handsome with gelled up hair. She stared the face for long, with all the memories running like a movie. All their fights flashed and she hold him for maybe hours till she was pulled up by someone.
Sam wanted to refuse but her body was too weak to oppose. Her eyes remained glued to the body on the surface. Her vision went blurr due to the watery lashes. She could hear horns. Slowly, her senses were coming back but soon, it got detached from her body and she fainted not before she felt strong arms wrapping her.
Precap: Piyali’s coldness
Wait! Wait! I know it was a long gap. Did you missed me? I missed you all a lot but here I am back.
I wanted to write more but it would have
felt like incomplete. So next chapter coming… Dont be angry guyz.
So, this was my way of how ‘Jai’ in manmarziyan died. Hope you liked it!
And yup my results are good, I dnt want to reveal %age cause unknowingly, people start making opinions! Just my thinking. I am happy with my results 🙂 🙂 I hope you are as well. Congrats everyone! 🙂 and how is everyone hm?
Credit to: Roshni