Manan : Jeene Laga Hoon Pehle Se Zyaada by Crystal : Chapter 15
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Recap : Manan have some fun time and they go for house hunting
Then Nandini suddenly asked Manik: “Is that man in blue checkers crossing the road gone?”
(Manik) “There is no one on the road. Why do you ask?”
(Nandini’s POV) I immediately separated from him. I started walking to the car. Just when I was starting to feel better.
(Nandini) “Thanks. Just so you don’t misunderstand, he is a person who I never want meet in this life and since he knows my face, I didn’t want him to see me. Can I drive the car?”
(Nandini’s POV) He looked baffled, but I can’t help it. I don’t want to tell him about my personal problems.
(Manik) “Sure. Here you go.”
(MANIK’ POV) She followed the man to a hotel. He was met by a woman and two children. He was laughing merrily as he went in. She switched seats with me. She seemed too upset to what she was few minutes ago. She asked me drive to a place, giving the address. She just silently sat till we reached the place. Who could he be? A client she didn’t like? I didn’t know what to tell. It is better to be quiet than cheer her without knowing anything. Once we reached there, Nandu simply went up and stood there. She didn’t do anything. I got out of the car. She looked at me. Maybe, I was also supposed to go with her. I went up to her. She kept standing quietly besides me. She didn’t tell anything. She stood there with her head down. What is she doing? I rang the doorbell and a middle-aged man in his mid-forties, opened the door. He was around 5’8” feet tall while I was 5’10” and Nandu was 5’3”. He was well built and you can say he maintains his form well for the age he looked. Light brown skin like Nandu’s and brown hair unlike black hair of Nandu’s.
(Venkatesh) “Nandini Beta! How are you, sweetheart? How long it has been since you came here? Your aunty has been nagging me to bring you here, oh, and you are?”
At least talk now, Nandu. She kept silent and went in. If you were going in without even bothering to introduce me, why did you call me up here? To knock the door? Man! This is so awkward. He looked at her go in and at me. That Girl!
(Manik) “Hello, sir. I am Manik Malhotra. A friend of Nandu’s. Just came here to drop her. I will be leaving now.”
(Venkatesh) “A friend of Nandu, eh? You mean Nandini, right? Oh, no no no. You are not leaving yet. Come right in, Manik. It is rare to have her friends come here. They come only to the main house. I am Nandini’s uncle Venkatesh Iyer .Call me Uncle. Come on in, Manik.”
(Manik’s POV) Before I could decline the invitation, he dragged me inside. “Thank you” was all I could say. I don’t know if I am supposed to be here. Nandu was standing inside. She just looked at me, blankly. No reaction. It was like she has been shut off. Is she even conscious? Her uncle nudged her inside.
(Venkatesh) “Shanooji, look who is here.”
(Manik’s POV) He was pushing her to speak something till a woman in her late thirties came out. Petite and serene, unlike Nandu, who was petite and full of energy. She was a bit taller than Nandu, black hair like her that went down almost till her knees and with very sharp and proportionate features.
(Shanoo) “Nandini Beta. How are you? You look terrible. Are you sleeping properly? You look pale. Are you sick? Come right in with me. Your uncle always hogs you. Today is my turn. What do you want? Cookies, cakes.”
(Manik thinks) Without even turning back, Nandu went with her aunt, while I was shown to the living room by her uncle.
(Venkatesh) “I am sorry for her behaviour today. She almost never behaves like this. She is always composed and hospitable. Also, Nandini rarely comes here. I always go and visit her. Her aunt barely leaves home. So, what do you want, Manik?”
(Manik thinks) I guess he was having his tea when we came in. Before I could say anything, he poured me a cup of it and offered.
(Venkatesh) “Manik, what do you do?”
(Manik’s POV) I told him that I look after the business established by my Nanaji, which is looked after by my mother currently and slowly taking over her work. I was quiet surprised by the familiarity he feels towards Nandini because even Nandini had taken over from her Dadaji and then Venkatesh told that he is her Fufaji (Uncle). I am not very close with my uncle or aunt but with my cousins, it’s a different story. But seeing Nandini, I guess they are very close.
(Manik again) “I am sorry to intrude in your personal space, but from what I understand, Nandini doesn’t have any relatives, right? They are orphans?”
(Manik’s POV) I don’t think I need to tell him that I know Nandu’s parents are alive. Then Fufaji/ Uncle started explaining that he is her fufa and son-in-law of Late Ram Murthy. Then he explained about the entire family who stays here. He also mentioned that he is their lawyer also. When Manik felt relaxed he told Uncle the events that took place. Listening to it he went to Nandu and just patted her and came back in few minutes to give me company.
(Manik) “So, you were the one who took care of whenever Rishabh and Nandini got into a fight.”
(Venkatesh) “Who told you that?”
(Manik’s mind) He looked quite surprised. I could understand the reason for his surprise. If I knew about their fights in school, then obviously I should have known about what he said previously.
(Manik spoke) “Rishabh did. I doubt Nandu even considers me as a friend.”
Then Slowly Manik got to know a little about Rishabh and Nandini’s past. Uncle told him that their real names are not Nandini and Rishabh but Priya Kumar and Rishabh was called Ved Kumar. Since he didn’t want anyone to trouble them from the past, he changed their name along with the surname of Dadaji.
On the other side. Nandini asked her Bhua whether Shekhar Kumar (Nandini and Rishabh’s father and Shanoo Iyer’s own brother) was in town.
(Shanoo Bhua) “No Beta I have no idea about it.”
(Third Person’s POV) Then Nandini told her that she had seen that man from far and she just hated him that he was enjoying with some other woman and those children. If he loved them so much why he never loved us. Aunty told her to stay calm and forget about it. She asked Nandini whether the scar in her leg still hurts.
Nandini in a sarcastic tone “Thanks to your brother, the gift that he has given me on my leg is very clearly visible, and I can never wear short clothes in my life. Whenever I recall those moments I feel an unbearable pain on my leg in the scar area.”
Shanoo felt sorry for Nandini and she immediately changed the topic and they started talking about random things.
Back to Manik
(Third Person’s POV) Uncle was talking about the various properties that his papaji has left in Nandini and Rishabh’s name. Manik was shocked because the place where he took Nandini, the other properties and mansion surrounding his property belonged to Nandini, Rishabh and uncle.
(Manik’s POV) He thought, she having so much money and properties, why does she work like a maniac. But he didn’t want to ask the same about uncle as he wanted to know few things from Nandini also. Then Nandini’s Bhua and Fufaji, made me stay back for dinner. They were very lively family. I had liked being with them.
After a nice dinner, we headed back to club. On the way Nandini from nowhere asked “Don’t you want to know who the man was”
(Manik) “I guess, he is your father whom you don’t want to see because of the pain he has given you in the past. Am I right?”
(Nandini) “Full points to Mr.Malhotra, and sorry for dragging you all the way to Uncle’s house”
(Manik )“If your father stays here, would you go back?”
(Nandini) “ Yes, because I don’t want to face that man and I don’t want Rishabh to know all the truth at least not till he has become 18. In that case (giggling) I will have to revoke the contract and pay the revocation fees to your company”
He felt bad for Nandini’s mood and so he said “Sorry for asking about past and hurting you” and they drove silently back to the Club.
Precap: Manik meets his mom and Nandini explores the club. Nyonika helps Manik in clearing his confusion by giving a solution.