love or religion? — chapter 7 om-hira….

at the end of that day:

kaira: gauri, where were you all day?

gauri in mind: think of something gauri…(talking) I was at the nurse. you see felt a bit sick so I was resting in the nurse’s office all day.

kaira: oh, well I hope that you are feeling better.

gauri: now I am thankfully.

as she was talking to kaira, she couldn’t move her leg. she looked down and saw hira hugging her leg.

gauri: meri hira baby is here!

she picks her up and says: did you miss mama?

hira nods smiling.

kaira: gauri, I am going to adopt your daughter, she is just too cute.

gauri: nah! I am keeping her!

kaira: not fair.

gauri giggles and say to hira: so now should we go for brownies and ice cream?

hira nods.

gauri: ok then. bye kaira.

kaira: bye.

they go their separate ways.

somu was waiting outside of the college for hira and gauri. om went out and somu saw the long hair and ponytail. but that was all she saw.

somu: is this the man gauri’s been telling me about? no, no it can’t be. besides why would he be here? hasn’t he done enough to gauri already?

gauri and hira came.

gauri: hello di.

somu: hi. so hira has finally found you. now should we go for sweets?

hira and gauri nods happily.


om checked his watch and said: great, I can spend another hour to myself without that kiya trying to poke her nose in my business.

he continues walking.




chum chum café:

somri (Somu and gauri) and hira reached the café and found a table.

gauri: I will order. di, what would you like?

somu: what we always have, red velvet brownies and vanilla ice cream.

gauri: sounds good hira?

hira nods.

gauri: ok i’ll go and get it.

she goes and joins the long queue.

om enters chum chum café.

as he entered, both gauri and om felt weird.

gauri in mind: now why do I feel weird here as well? it’s like the hate is building up in me.

om in mind: first the college and now here. it’s like insu is everywhere in this city.

gauri in mind: maybe my past is haunting me more?


hira was playing with somu’s keys when her friend, Ayaan called her.

Ayaan: hira!

hira turns and smiles. she taps somu’s arm and points to Ayaan.

somu: oh so my baby wants to play with Ayaan?

hira nods.

somu: ok, but do not get out of my sight.

hira gives somu a tight hug and goes to Ayaan with his green ball.

as om joined the queue, the green little ball reached his foot, he bent over and picked it up. as he stood up, he saw hira in front of him, pouting.

Naina.. jo saanjhe khwab dekhte the
Naina.. bichad ke aaj ro diye hain yun
Naina.. jo milke raat jaagte the

Naina.. sehar mein palken meechte hain yun
Juda huve kadam
Jinhone li thi ye kasam
Milke chalenge hardum
Ab baant’te hain ye gham
Bheege naina.. jo khidkhiyon se jhankte the
Naina.. ghutan mein band ho gaye hai yun
Saans hairaan hai
Mann pareshaan hai
Ho rahi si kyun ruaansa ye meri jaan hai

om in mind: those eyes? those eyes look very similar.

om: what happened beta?

hira points to the ball but om was confused

Ayaan goes to hira and says: uncle, ball. she wants the ball. actually she can’t speak.

om: oh ok. here you go.

he gives the ball to hira who jumps in happiness. as she smiled, something felt weird for om.

om in mind: same eyes, same smile?

Kyun nirasha se hai
Aas haari huyi
Kyun sawaalon ka utha sa
Dil mein toofaan hai
Naina.. thhe aasmaan ke sitaare
Naina.. grahan mein aaj toot’te hain yun
Naina.. kabhi jo dhoop senkte thhe
Naina.. thehar ke chhaaon dhoondhte hain yun

hira hugs om’s leg and om, for some reason, felt weird.

Juda huye kadam
Jinhone li thi ye kasam
Milke chalenge hardum
Ab baant’te hain ye gham
Bheege naina.. jo sanjhe khwab dekhte the
Naina.. bichhad ke aaj ro diye hain yun

hira opened her mouth and…….

precap: ‘daddy’

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1 Comment
  1. Jasminerahul

    Rikara feeling each others presence was lovely. Om hira scene was lovely. Waiting for rikara meeting

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