Hate to Love (Part 4)
oh god. suddenly I jumped over him and pulled him to my cupboard. he shouted but before that I closed his mouth with my shawl and requested him to be quiet.
I opened the door, my mom said that my in-laws wanted to fix my engagement soon so they are coming with panditji. she handed me a brown cover saying that it contains the groom’s pic. I said OK and closed the door. what? my engagement? I m stuck.
I heard some noise from the cupboard. and then I realised that my cupboard is airtight. I quickly opened the door. he fell over me. he was unconscious. why this man always fall over me? I tried to lift him but I couldn’t. I sprinkled water and made him conscious. he stood up.
he: hey? what’s wrong with you? why do you want to kill me? already I lost my mom and sister. I don’t know who you are, why do you trouble me?
me; what? I am troubling you? I saved you… even I don’t know your name. I don’t know anything about you… I wanted to save you but u are blaming me?
he: who the hell are u to save me? r u my friend? r u my relation? say me… who r u?
me: I m a girl Mr.moustache. I have humanity. not like u, yelling at others.
he: oh… humanity…of .. what kind? arresting someone? let me go home and dont call me Mr. moustache.
me: fine… tell me your address. I’ll drop u.
he: why can’t I? I live in.. in… what? I forgot my address?
he again fainted. I m fed up with his actions. I just made him conscious and asked him to take rest. we will fight later.
I took some a week old newspapers to clean my shelves. I placed them near bed and swept my room. I brushed my teeth as usual watching the sky in balcony. I turned back and I was shocked to see him like that. he was holding the newspaper and tears rolled down from his eyes.
I saw the news. it was about a car accident happened before a week. the two persons, a lady in late 50 and young girl in early 20 were died on the spot. I saw him. he with teary eyes said that they are his mom and sister.
tears rolled down from my eyes. I said him what happened that night and why I took him home. he thanked me but I said I can do anything for my new brother.
he said that his sister used to call him Mr. moustache.
me: by the way, what’s your name bro?
he: I think my name is veer.
me: so, you are a north Indian.
he: what’s your name?
me: my official name is Aruna. but everyone call me my pet name kousi.
he: so will you keep me here arrested?
I just smiled at him. I called all my friends to meet me. I informed them about veer. oh god … my in-laws!!! I got ready and made veer to sit in the cupboard half closed. I got down. I couldn’t see my to be husband. they fixed the date. my engagement in three days and marriage after 3 months. I just shook my head. then I called my friends to my room.
now I sat with my friends opposite to veer. my friends asked me what does he remember. I said only his name. my friends shouted,” are you mad?”