Manan : Jeene Laga Hoon Pehle Se Zyaada by Crystal : Chapter 2
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Recap : Rishabh informed Nandini about the meeting in his school
(Nandini’s POV) Next day morning Rishabh had come along with me to school. His school was run by Malhotra Group of Schools. We were getting late and Rishabh was running fast over stairs carelessly.
Nandini: Rishabh stop you might bang into someone and there………..BANG.
He banged a young man who was mid 20’s . Nandini thought it was very unusual to find such a man who was a total misfit for this place. The reason being he was very young and he wore a business suit (who the hell wears that in a school) but nonetheless, he looked smart and dashing. I would have instantly fallen for him but I didn’t like his attitude. But since we were getting late I handed over my hand to Rishabh and pulled him up and started scolding Rishabh. I then turned around apologized him on behalf of Rishabh and offered my help to the young man but he refused to take it.
Nandini (in her mind): Such an arrogant bastard. But his eyes were just gorgeous, a nice sea blue coloured eyes.
When Rishabh and I were leaving suddenly Rishabh turned back and went to the man.
(Rishabh) “Excuse Me Sir, Your Ferrari miniature has fallen”.
So the man stopped immediately and took it from him.
(Then Rishabh exclaimed) “ Sir your miniature is very good.”
(Man) “Your sister is such a tyrant isn’t she. She scolded you badly in front of me. Didn’t you feel awkward.”
(Rishabh) “Don’t call my sister a tyrant. She was right and since she scolded me I know i would not repeat this mistake.”
The man was impressed by his talks and so he asked him to choose one of the miniatures. He chose the same Ferrari miniature that had fallen from his pocket earlier. The man was a lil hesitant but gave it to him.
Rishabh was a lil hesitant, he told the man to give him the place from where he purchased and he would ask his sister to buy the same. The man told Rishabh that it is exclusive and told who knows it might come handy in future.
Rishabh agreed even though he was a little hesitant. Nandini was calling out Rishabh. So Rishabh thanked the man for the miniature and told him his regards and ran to Nandini.
Nandini along with Rishabh were then greeted by Mr.Anthony who was an English but he always had helped me out. He was the Principal of the school where Rishabh is studying
(Mr.Anthony) “Ms.Murthy, Please have a seat, Mr Malhotra would be reaching here any moment”
(Nandini’s POV) As soon as he completed the sentence, on the other side the door opened and I was shocked to see the same man who Rishabh had run into. He was closing his suit button.
(Mr.Anthony) “Good morning Sir”
(Nandini’s POV) After Wishing Mr.Malhotra, Mr.Anthony had introduced us.
(Mr.Anthony) “Sir, they are Ms Nandini Murthy and Rishabh Murthy whom were speaking about the other day. Ms. Nandini, this is chairman of Malhotra group of schools, Mr. Manik Malhotra”
Manik seeing Nandini felt she was a very ordinary looking girl, who has a biscuit color skin and her height was not more than 5ft 3inches but there was something about her eyes that was a hazelnut color, he felt a spark seeing her, but keeping all his thoughts aside he was here to do business.
(Nandini’s POV) Mr. Malhotra had then signed Mr.Anthony and he understood. Mr.Anthony took Rishabh to his class. When Rishabh was telling BYE to me I understood he was worried though he looked strong I could feel his pain.
Once they left.
(Manik) “Hello Ms.Murthy, I am Manik Malhotra, kindly have a seat. I took the seat instantly and came straight to the point as I had some business meeting that was scheduled for the evening.”
(Nandini) “So Mr. Malhotra, I hear that you wanted to talk about Rishabh’s guardianship and our residence. I have already explained everything to Mr.Anthony and I don’t think Rishabh is that troublesome. He is a good bright and scholarship student. Then what’s the reason for this meeting today.”
(Manik) “Straight to the point Ms Murthy. I am impressed. Ok the reason is Rishabh being a scholarship student, has a lot of enemies and many family here are loaded with cash and hence they had ran a background check on Rishabh. The outcomes were very strange. So the first question based on the results were when your parents are alive how can you be the guardian? We have also heard that your father had married someone else and your mother had married someone else. In short you have two fathers and two mothers and yet you are the guardian?”
(Nandini Shocked) “How did you know that? Does Rishabh know all this?”
(Manik Understanding her) “No he doesn’t know and before we asked him we wanted it to be confirmed and what better source than you.”
Nandini could sense a mockery and told in a very arrogant yet composed voice.
(Then feeling irked, Nandini spoke) “Yes my parents are alive but none of them wanted us. We were brought by our Dadaji and Bhuaji and Fufaji. For us as far as we know both our parents are dead. After my grandfather’s death, Mr.Venkatesh and Mrs.Shanoo Iyer became our guardian. At the age of 21 when I became independent, I became my brother’s guardian. And from the way I can see it’s not a problem”
(Manik got angry by her arrogance but then he calmed himself and told) “You can’t keep killing your parents when they are alive. Because of all this confusion it will affect your brother’s future and he will not get admission in good university.”
(Nandini) “If you want you can throw him out of your school. I wouldn’t budge. He will get admission in another schools though its his last year. You can give your damn school scholarship to someone else.”
As she was getting up with full anger, Manik told something and she was stunned to hear.
(Manik) “Second question what good work you do that has to be done from a hotel?”
(Nandini told him directly) “Do you think I am a pr*stitute or sl*t and I sleep with my clients. I am sorry that I have disappointed you (angry tone) because I am none of these. Even I do not like working from hotels but since the owner from whom I was gonna buy the house ditched me in last moment, I had no other option but to stay back.”
(Manik again calmed down himself sensing the tension and spoke) “Stop Ms.Murthy. I have a proposal for you. This way Rishabh need not change his school and all the problem will be solved.”
(Manik’s POV) She was patiently hearing as soon as I told I had a proposal and seeing her interest he continued.
(Manik again spoke to Nandu) “I have lot of apartments in London and there is one that is close to Rishabh’s school also. I will send my driver and the car to your hotel today and you can move in immediately.”
(Nandini) “How does this make my position better? Will you say the board that I slept with you and that’s why I got a place to make Rishabh stay?”
(Manik In mind – that girl is too adamant and arrogant..Very politely he again spoke) “No Ms Murthy. I will charge a good rent from you. So will that be fine. Around 6.00pm I will send my driver. And one more thing. Your brother had got into fight with few boys of his class because they bad mouthed you. That is all the more I am telling you to shift.”
(Third Person’s POV) Nandini didn’t know how to react, so she just thanked Manik and ran away. She had two emotions in her at that point of time, “Anger and Confusion”. She felt like someone stabbed her because her brother hid the fact that he fought with boys in his school. This very thought angered her. She was confused because she didn’t understand why people had bad mouthed Nandini.
On the other side as soon as Nandini left, Mr Anthony came from behind and chuckled and said
(Mr.Anthony)“I didn’t know sir that you would be the one who would compromise. I must tell Mrs Singh about this”
(Manik) “I did all this for the boy because I really liked him and Mr.Anthony please do not tell anything to mom. As such she is behind me for my wedding.”
Anthony laughs and Manik leaves from there.
Precap: At the club