AN: Hi guys, this is my twist to the last episode of EKDV. But before you proceed, I want you to imagine that Suman did not leave Malhotra house before the truth came out, meaning imagine that the last episode happens in Malhotra house rather than Tiwari Killa.
Happy reading! 😀
BTW this is based on another one of my OSs (on another couple of course!); so in case you have a deja vu feeling while reading this then most probably you have read the other one! :p
Rating: General Audience
PAL PAL DIL KE PAAS TUM REHTHI HO
There was a wretched back suitcase lying on their bed… Well their bed technically but not in the true sense of the word as from yesterday night he was couch bound. And the sight of the suitcase reminded him why he was and would always be miles apart from her… His heart was breaking silently and the only outward sign were the tears shining in his soulful orbs…
Kal tujhko dekha tha maine apne aangan mein
Jaise keh rahi thi tum mujhe baandh lo bandhan mein
ye kaisa rishta hai
yeh kaise sapne hai
begane hokar bhi
kyu lagte apne hai
main socch main rehta hoon
dar dar ke kehta hun
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho
His dad’s truth was out finally in front of the whole family and so was the truth about their forced relationship… It wasn’t a fake marriage but the truth was that it wasn’t a real one either… He knew she wouldn’t forgive him so easily for all the things he said and did to her. His Sumo was a stubborn girl. She had said that she was married to him only for her nanaji’s sake and now since he too is fully cognizant of the truth, looks like she had decided to make true her promise of leaving him after the truth came out.
And the best evidence supporting his thought was that moronic suitcase lying on the bed waiting to be filled with all her clothes… depriving him of all her memories so that she could end this tirade once and forever… He wanted to destroy the stupid thing… He had never hated an object as much as he hated that black suitcase…
Suman entered the room and saw a troubled Shravan sitting on their bed and staring forlornly at the suitcase… She was immediately worried about him and asked him what the matter was.
He just looked at her with eyes shining with unshed tears but did not respond. She then kept her hand on his shoulders and asked a little more forcefully this time thinking something bad had happened.
Shravan again gave her a sad look and turned his gaze towards the suitcase and said “Tum wapas ghar jaa rahi ho nah…” But what he actually wanted to ask was,” tum meri jaan ko iss suitcase mein daal ke le ja rahi ho nah? ”
Suman was shocked to hear the amount of pain in his voice and it felt as if someone was wringing her heart dry…
She touched his chin and turned his face so that he would face her and asked,” Tumse kisse ne kaha ki ghar jaa rahi hoon?”
Shravan was irritated by her question and pushed her hand off his face and got up from the bed saying, ” Main koi bewakoof nahi hoon Sumo! Jab koi suitcase pack kartha hai mujhe pata hai ki woh kahin jaane ke liye hi pack kartha hai!”
Suman smiled hearing this and casually commented, ” You know Shravan I really doubt whether you love me… Because for a person who claims to know me and be a man of the world and all, you really don’t get me…”
Shravan was furious to hear her insulting his love for her again! He had been furious when she had laughed at him last night when he confessed his love, saying she did not believe him as his actions spoke differently than his words. And then on his insistence she had said that she needs some more time to believe him and his love. So now he turned towards her and caught her arms and said in no uncertain terms, “Sumo this is the last time you will ever insult my love, OK..? The very last! I can understand I may have done things in the past which may tell otherwise but trust me when I say there is no one in this world I loved more than you… no one! You accept my love or not, that is your choice but even you have no rights to insult my love for you! Get that straight into your head Sumo!”
Tum Sochogi Kyon Itna
Main Tumse Pyaar Karoon
Tum Samjhogi Deewana
Mein Bhi Iqraar Karoon
Dewaanon Ki Yeh Baatein
Deewane Jaante Hain
Jalne Mein Kya Mazaa Hai
Parwane Jaante Hain
Tum Yunhi Jalate Rehna
Aa Aakar Khabon Mein
Pal Pal dil ke pass
tum rahti ho
jeevan meethi pyaas
yeh kehthi ho
Pal Pal dil ke pass
tum rahti ho
Shravan was still holding her angrily and trying to gauge her reactions but instead of the expected reaction he got a bright smile in response to his emotional outburst! He was bewildered at her reaction and looked intensely into her eyes to judge whether she was trying to mock him or something…
But instead Suman said in the most playful voice he had heard of her’s after a very long time ,”Mr.Shravan Malhotra, seriously I guess you would be the only person in this whole world who shouts at your lady love saying not to doubt your love for her! Don’t you think it’s a little too ironic, hmm?”
Shravan was stunned for a moment and had turned his face away pondering over what she had just said. After what seemed like a stretched silence, he mumbled a soft but adamant,”Main aisa hi hoon”
He then heard the most beautiful sound he had heard… he heard his favourite sound again after a long time… he heard her musical laughter. And before he could turn to face her, she herself had moved towards him and in the most shocking deed of the day, she playfully pulled both his cheeks and said, “And Mr Hubby your wifey, Mrs. Suman Shravan Malhotra wouldn’t like you any other way!”
Shravan could neither believe his eyes nor ears… He just stood there in stunned silence wondering whether he is asleep and all this is a pleasant dream his cruel mind is conjuring up to cope up with his sordid miserable reality…
But looks like his wife knew him better than he did her and said, ” Shravan hosh mein tho ho? Yeh dream nahi hai Shravan, real hai! Kya main tum pe fir se paani dalun jaise uss din kiya tha, huh?” And started laughing again!
Shravan hearing the word paani’ came back to his senses immediately and caught her arms again. He stared intensely into her eyes trying to pry out the truth behind this unexpected behavior of hers. He had been hurt too much in the past that it was hard to accept that happiness was finally knocking at his door… He was wary…
Suman then gently held his gaze and said, ” Main kahin nahi jaa rahi hoon. Mujhe pata hai ki maine kaha tha ki mein yeh rishtha tod dungi jab sach saamne aa jayega but I know ki tum mujhse se sach mein pyar karthe ho Shravan, I trust you. (She looks resolutely into his eyes conveying her trust on his love.) Main iss shaadi ko ek chance dena chahthi hoon kyonki we owe to our teenage selves who fell in love innocently. ” She looked faraway knowing that he too his reminiscing the old days.
She then continued, ” Un donon ko apna pyar milna chahiye. Why should they suffer due to the complications created by the older people? Their love was pure…” She looked again straight into his eyes and said,” Our love was… is pure. It should win.”
She gave him a moment for all the things she said to sink in. And then she gently moved away from him and added in her newly returned playful mood, ” Waise yeh suitcase main mere purane kapde rak rahi thi, so that I can give them to charity later. And you know why?” She naughtily added at his blank face, ” It’s because you all dress like it’s Lakme fashion week every day in this house! Especially you, Mr.Hubby, looking all sauve and hot everytime! Toh maine socha ki main bhi apna wardrobe upgrade kar doon, tumhare jaise nahi magar phir bhi thoda bahut stylish kapde le loon, Sumo ki style you know is always unique, right! And yeah tumhara credit card hi bill barne wala hai, ok?” She added gleefuly. It’s high time she claimed her wifey rights, after all?!
He was stunned to hear her openly call him ‘Hot’! And before he could recover, she added this as an afterthought…” Iss sab ke baad haan yeh math sochna ki tumhe couch se promotion mil gaya hai! Uske liye tumhe mujhe patana padega aur meri poori koshish karung ki mein jaldi se pat jaaon, ok?!” Saying which she blushed profusely and it would not be false to say that it was truly a sight to behold.
She was referring to the couch situation to acknowledge the new development which happened after yesterday night’s Big truth revelation. Suman had thrown a pillow and blanket onto the couch indicating that it was Shravan’s place till she decided otherwise as she needed time to move forward and it was of course not possible when both were sharing the same bed.
Well it may seem childish but it was anything but that and both of them understood that unsaid fact. The fact was that they both very well knew they could resist each other’s charms earlier because they were angry on the each other but it would now certainly be a herculean task to resist each other when anger was the last emotion they felt for each other! And since they both knew that she needed some more time to take the next step in their marriage, the unsaid silent pact was made. They knew that the next step would cement their relationship for posterity and there was no need to rush into it as now they both knew they were truly made ek duje ke vaaste…Forevermore was there for them…
Shravan was so happy on hearing her words that he knew words could suffice or justify his happiness! So he simply pulled her towards him into a tight, heart crushing, soul melding hug conveying all his emotions through his joyously galloping heartbeats to his lovely Sumo!
And after what felt like years and at the same time a few milli seconds… he said, ” So you want to get pataofied jaldi , huh?” And tried to pull her away from him a little so he could see her blushing face and she didn’t disappoint, she was looking like a freshly plucked gorgeous crimson tomato! He wanted to kiss her senseless but he knew, like she said, he needed to do some ground work before he could take those liberties… Till then he decided to place a gentle kiss on her forehead and continue hugging her.
After some time she became restless and started wriggling in his arms, he mumbled irritatedly and tightened his hold again. She mumbled something like ” nanaji phone” onto his chest. And he thought to himself frustrated that her nanaji, mamaji, mamiji’ chant would take his life one day! He wanted his wife for himself now, it was high time, for God-sake! He possessively growled to himself that very soon he would steal her away from everyone to some faraway place for a 2-3 month long honeymoon!
But since he knew that his darling wifey wouldn’t accept so soon to his extra long honeymoon plan he let her go reluctantly for now and she happily hurried away towards the balcony taking her phone with her. He then noticed that stupid suitcase still lying on the bed and some untold hatred came over him; he really hated that object so he walked casually closer towards it and knocked it over a little too gleefully! Somehow this childish act made him quite free from his unreasonable thoughts and left the room humming an old Hindi song joyfully!
Har Shaam Aankhon Par
Tera Aanchal Lehraye
Har Raat Yaadon Ki
Baarat Le Aaye
Main Saans Leta Hoon
Teri Khushboo Aati Hai
Ek Mehka Mehka Sa
Paigaam Laati Hai
Mere Dil Ki Dhadkan Bhi
Tere Geet Gaati Hai
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho
Suman was on hold on the phone had noticed her husband’s childish behavior in the mirror! She laughed in a low tone at his antics and after he left, she smiled and touched his photo which was kept on the table and said to it, ” Hmm so Mr. Shravan Malhotra you are one complex conundrum aren’t you? One moment you are a brainy lawyer and the next you are an intense lover (she blushed) and then you are sometimes this (looking at the fallen suitcase) a silly little child! I wonder what all other things you are? But no matter what, I promise you I will be there with you throughout this journey, where we have all the time in this world to discover and rediscover our new facets and decode each other. I’m sure this journey will be one hell of an interesting ride!” saying so she gently kissed the photo and held it to her heart.
Pal pal dil ke paas tum rethe ho
Jeevan bhar ke aas tum dete ho
pal pal dil ke paas tum rehthe ho…
A lovely new beginning…
THE SONG – PAL PAL DIL KE PAAS TUM REHTHI HO – BLACKMAIL MOVIE
AN: I’m really eager to know what you guys thought of this. So do share your feedback freely. 🙂
My other EK DUJE KE VAASTE stories :
1) PRIDE & PREJUDICE – A SHRAMAN TWO SHOT