Manu did not know that it would be the biggest and worst turning point of her life. That day changed her life totally.. Dev came with a mangalsutra and tied it around Manu’s neck. Everyone was shell shocked at this while Rithu was smirking. Karthik holded with collar and shouted, “what the hell did you do idiot? Do you know the meaning of marriage, love, sentiments and respect? I am feeling ashamed that i had been your friends when your family left you.. i am pretty sure they left you because of your possessive sickness… how dare you?” saying this Karthik started to beat Dev black and blue. Riya was trying to stop them. Manu was about to fall down while Ashwin holded her. When Manu opened her eyes, she could see herself surrounded by Ashwin, Karthik, Rithu and Riya in a hospital. Ashwin said, “i am sorry for what happened da.. don’t worry.. you are my chota bheem nah? You should be as strong as him.. i am here for you.. i won’t let any injustice to happen with you.. we will make a complaint.. you just say the cops what happened as this happened against your wish and you are not major yet hence this will be considered as child marriage.. shall i call them?” The word which came from Manu was, “where is my husband?” All were shocked at her insensible question.
Ashwin shouted, “who is your husband Manu? Marriage should happen with elder’s blessings and it has many procedures and rituals.. you just had completed your 12th standard.. i had seen your aspiring dreams of becoming doctor in your burning eyes.. please don’t give up like this and don’t take wrong decisions.. i know you value the relationship more than us.. but this is not the one you deserve… this mangalsutra in your neck has no meaning.. remove it away and make your next step of studying medicine.. come on get up..”
Manu said, “no achu..though dev did wrong with me, his intentions are not wrong.. i respect this mangalsutra.. i know he will allow me to study further.. i will talk to him..”
Now Riya said, “Manu.. please try to understand us.. it is not the way you should get married.. i know how you wished to get married since your childhood.. he can’t fill the empty space in your heart.. please Manu open your eyes and see what has happened with you… Dev has married you without even your concern.. he has not done right.. we are feeling ashamed to be his friend.. we did not know when he turned so wild.. please forget this for god’s sake.. we are here for you and we will support you..”
Manu replied, “why don’t you understand Riya? I am married.. how can i throw away my mangalsutra? This is my life and i have to accept it..”
Karthik shouted ENOUGH!!!!
A deep silence occured..
Karthik said, “if my lambu is strong with her decision, then i will support her.. don’t worry da i will support you… i have promised you that whatever may the situation be, i will be on your side.. and now i should keep my promise up.. i will support your decision.. come on lambu.. get ready..”
Ashwin shouted, “Karthik.. are you mad? You have promised her and thats fine.. but you are showing her a wrong path..”
Karthik said, “i will travel along with her in her pathway.. i won’t let anything to affect her.. and listen dev has a very big family of his brothers and sister in laws.. they will take care of her.. my lambu knows how to manage with her bittu’s support… you just can’t tell her to remove off the mangalsutra which is so auspicious..” Manu looked at him blankly and said, “thanks for understanding me bittu… i will make dev understand..” Ashwin and Riya had no words to speak the just wished her.. Rithu who was standing far thought how she instigated Dev from day 1 that Karthik and Manu’s friendship would make him to loose Manu forever. She also thought how she manipulated Manu to accept Dev for Karthik’s sake. She gave a dirty victory look. Just then dev came to visit Manu after nursing his wounds. He holded Manu’s hand to take her to his home. No one stopped them. Before going she just hugged Karthik and cried silently. Rithu was pissed off seeing this but dev took it normally.
When Manu entered Dev’s home, she could see guests there. They both went in and they got noticed by them. A middle aged lady came to Manu and said, “i am so sorry for what happened with you.. it was all dev’s fault and i am also happy that you accepted this relationship.. i am sure you will make dev good.. and we request you to complete your studies.. it is not necessary to drop your studies.. dev is away from his family so i think you will get him up soon..” manu just faked her smile and nodded. Back to back everyone came to her and apologized her for dev’s behaviour. Manu was touched with this. She decided to accept this relationship not only for Karthik’s sake but also for her newly found relationship. They showed her the room where she was supposed to stay. When she entered, dev smiled at her and she smiled back. He politely said, “Manu i am really sorry.. actually i am obsessed with you.. i desparately wanted you.. thats why i was forced to take such a step.. i know you would have hurt.. but don’t worry i will give you enough freedom and time..” Manu did not know how to react so she just nodded her head.
Day by day Manu started to like her new caring family though she did not accept dev. It was a week before Manu’s entrance examination, when she was preparing for it,,,,,,,,,,,,
Precap: end of the flashback…
Actually I am very sorry dearzz… yesterday while submitting the previous episode, i was bit sad… out of frustration, i thought of ending it.. i am really really sorry everyone… and today is my elder bro’s bday so i am back to my happy mood wandering around the streets… and thank you so much everyone who encouraged me to continue my ff… love you alllllllllllll……………… feeling blessed……………………..
Credit to: Ishu