Just For You (Ar-dhika)SS, Chapter 2

Marriage Day,
There was not many relatives present in Arjun’s place. It was dadi’s instruction to invite only the close ones. First all the members of Arjun’s family suggested Registry marriage, but as Radhika is the only child of her parents and they have some expectation in their daughter marriage, so all agreed for traditional wedding. From morning , Arjun was sitting alone in his room closing the door from inside. He was never very comfortable around relatives plus he don’t want anybody come inside his room and talk useless. Neil was busy in arrangements. Dadi skipped almost all the rituals, but haldi ceremony was important. Aparna knocked on the door of Arjun’s room.
“Aru, Open the door.”
Hearing Aparna’s voice, Arjun opened the door and let her in.

“Yes, Choti Maa.”
Aparna put a small ‘tika’ of haldi on Arjun’s forehead and murmured “this ceremony is important Aru, we can’t skip. Now, go and take bath and take rest in your room, but no sleeping pills okay.”
Arjun nodded his head.
Arjun- Where is dadi?
Aparna- She is in her room.
Arjun ( in a low tone) – Is she not going to apply haldi on me?
Aparna ( with a smile)- No Aru, widows don’t take part in marriage rituals.
Arjun- But dadi never believes in these kinds of stupid society norms.
Aparna- She turn superstitious and extra cautious when it comes to you Aru.
Arjun sighed and took the bowl full of haldi and went towards dadi’s room. Aparna followed him. He entered into the room and sat infront of dadi. Kalpana was surprised to see Arjun in her room now, and that too with haldi.
Arjun- Dadi you don’t want to apply haldi on me ? Don’t worry about any inauspiciousness. Here nothing is more ominous than me.
Dadi closed his mouth with her hand. Both the ladies are in tears.
Dadi- I already warned you Aru, never say this kind of thing about yourself.
She took haldi from the bowl and lovingly applied it on his cheeks and at last pulled his nose. A small smile crept on Arjun’s lips seeing all of them happy.
Suddenly Neil came in the room and emptied the whole haldi on Arjun and gestured the photographer to take a picture. Arjun gave him an irritated look and the photographer clicked a pic.
Neil ( with a smile)- Now you can go Arjun and take bath.
Arjun gave him a look and left the room. Aparna came near Neil and pulled his ear playfully.
In Evening,
Arjun was busy in reading a book when he heard impatient knocking on his door. He got up and open the door. Neil came inside and rolled his eyes looking at Arjun, who was wearing reading glasses and wearing his black track pants and white tee.
Neil- let me remind you that today is your wedding . Now go and fresh up.
Neil almost pushed Arjun in washroom.
Arjun- Neil, give me the pajama.
Neil- pajama?? No no, today you are gonna to wear dhoti.
Arjun was horrified.

Arjun- what the hell, No Neil, I am not going to wear dhoti. I am not at all comfortable and most importantly, I don’t know how to wear it.
Neil- So, what?? You don’t know, but I know and don’t worry, I am always staying with you there. I will catch your dhoti if you feel it slipping away.
Neil draped a silk dhoti on Arjun, and made him wore a white designer silk Punjabi. Combed his hair with gel.
Arjun- Over???
Neil- No, wait. Till not over.
A cousin of them came and handed over Neil sandalwood paste. Neil hold Arjun’s face tightly and put some plain white dots on his forehead just above his eyebrows with a small stick.
Neil gave a satisfied look and called dadi and his mom to look at his great work. Arjun only sighed.

Radhika Sanyal sat on her bed completely dressed up in bridal attire. Her all friends and relatives went downstairs to receive the bridegroom. She is feeling sad that after the rituals she has to leave her parents. But she was also very happy to start her new life. It’s an arrange marriage and she only saw her would be husband photograph and heard the tragic incident in his life. But still she agreed to get married to him. Yes, one reason is definitely, her parents. They were in hurry as her father is suffering from cancer. Except the tragic incident in Arjun’s life, he is a good man and the family is also nice. So, her parents agreed and the other secret is she liked Arjun just watching his picture.

She is a mature girl, love at first sight, that too seeing in picture is teenager stuff, but she can’t help herself.
Her all cousins came in her room and told her to sit in “Piri”. Radhika hold the betel leaves in her hand and hide her face. They all carried her to mandap. Arjun was standing in the middle and the cousins are carrying the bride and took seven rounds around the bridegroom. The mood was cheerful. Soon they were brought face to face. A cousin whispered in Radhika ears. “Remove the leaves and look at your husband.”There was shyness. She slowly removed the betel leaves and looked at Arjun.

“He looked more handsome than picture. Fair complexion. Majestic face.Thin Lips.” He was not smiling. He looked at her just for a second and she saw his eyes. She is dead. The lotus shaped black eyes. Mysterious and intense. But there was sadness in his eyes. Soon, they garlanded each other. The priest put both their hands together and chills ran through Radhika’s spins just the slightest touch of his. Both completed the rituals. At last, when Arjun slightly lean towards her and filled her hair parting with vermillion, and someone covers her face with a saree from behind, she tightly closed her eyes and her heart beating faster. That’s a completely different feelings. Now, they are tied together for life.

UPDATED, but no proof reading. Waiting for responses. Loads of Love.

32 comments

  1. KK(Krishna)

    very nice…Radhika is so cute and innocent. she is looking forward to her new life with her love..but what scares me is the Arjun’s behavior towards her…what would be? all are nice and even him….let’s see… i am already waiting on next one..thanks

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks Krishna for your lovely comment. Glad that you liked it. Radhika is excited like any other girl. And Arjun, lets see, how he reacts. Will update soon.

  2. Jewel

    |Registered Member

    Superb chapter madhumita… Radhika is happy to start a new life bt Arjun… Hope he will not hurt her…. Waiting for next one

  3. Jessie

    |Registered Member

    Madhu…this is cool…I loved a lot…..Arjun demands haldi from dadi…sweet..and dont want dhoti…Rads saw his eyes n gets a glimpse abt him..Super….!! U portrayed the characters so well…..love this good boy Arjun n am sure gonna love Radz here more than him….wonderful.job.dear…
    The betel leaves part is jus fab…where she sees him.first..admires him but looks his eyes.dot.!!!! Rocking one that was…
    waiting 4 nxt one…TC n loads of love

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks Jessie for your lovely comment. Glad that you liked it. Thanks for liking Arjun’s scenes with his family members and the character sketches. Writing Love Story, not my genre, still trying. Lets see how it comes out. Will continue soon. Loads of Love to you too.

  4. S.v

    |Registered Member

    God she is flat when she saw him for tge first time yaar arjun see her she knew u and still she accepted u . Just kike neil im saying give a chance I giess she will not break the heart of urs and madhu this was awesome begali style wedding wow and arjun asking his dadi ma to put haldi that was cute and tip of the nose haldi lol that was realistic. Waiting for the next part curiosity to the max. Lovely

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks S.v for your lovely comment. Glad that you liked it. Arjun character is complex. Let see, how he cope up in this new relation. Thanks again for liking the wedding part. Will update soon. Loads of Love.

  5. Myra

    |Registered Member

    gosh, that was a quick update….great job madhu…..radhika is flat seeing Arjun and I am flat reading this!..
    good job! 🙂
    update soon

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks Myra for your lovely comment. Glad that you liked it. Was free, so wrote the quick update and posted it. ha ha ha, thanks for the flat reaction 😛 will update soon. Loads of love.

  6. Sweetie

    |Registered Member

    Finally read both the chapters now,lovely story Madhu..I was shocked to see you and love story,hehe,can’t help it,you are too good in mysteries.. 😀 Waiting for the next..Love you loads and take care.. 🙂

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks Sweetie for your lovely comment. Glad that you liked it. I know its shocking. But cant help to stop myself from taking the risk please forgive me for mistakes. Next Part, coming up soon. Loads of Love to you too.

  7. Aadia

    Madhu…really nice concept and very well written.. Wanna see how this complex Arjun melts for our sweet Rads..please update asap..

  8. Roma

    Awesome, marvellous episode. …madhu my lovely friend. ..it’s really very interesting n unique lovely story. …..all the rituals of bangladeshi wedding was incresibly explained…haldi n wedding ceremony. ..arjun’s dress n ardhika face to face… was beautiful scene….arjun trying his best hide his restlessness….but rads noticed arjun’s sadness filled eyes in just one glimpse. ….awwww she start loving him at first sight. ..n now she is feelung all new things I hope she make him fall for her soon….keep it up honeyyy. Love you loads. muaaaaahhhhhh Bear hug …..♡♡♡♡♡♡ 😉 🙂

    • Madhumita

      |Author

      Thanks Roma di for your lovely comment. Your comments always inspires me to write more. Glad that you are liking the story. Yes, the characters are Bengali, I am Bengali, so Bengali wedding rituals. I don’t know much about others. For Radhika, its love at first sight. Thanks again di. Loads of Love to you too.

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