The room is a total mess. Everything is scattered here & there. It’s now getting on his nerves. How can he be so careless? The bare minimum necessities, now he is unable to figure out. He knows with his one call everything can be sorted out but his ego pulls him back to make that move. Is her presence so badly required? Can’t I even proceed my life without her? Poor fellow, still searching for his wallet, watch & handkerchief… Hurray!! He finds out all those things on the corner of lower part of the shelf. What a victory?? Seems like he comes from a war & surrenders all his enemies.. It’s already 9 AM & he is hurried to get prepared for office. He moves in front of the mirror & starts combing his hairs & talks to himself..’ Look, Laksh Maheswari can never be defeated. I found out all those stuffs.’
But his mirage laughs at him…’Look, clearly Mr.Laksh Maheswari, this is not victory but a symbol of failure. Look back.. If for searching these 3 things you took half an hour then think about life, when you will need to take many important decisions. Then how much more time you will require? Take a bird’s eye view through out your room. You have changed the structure of the room upside down. Now you have to clean the mess & again you will be late for office. By laughing his mirage vanishes. Again he is standing on the middle of the road.. Between two extremes. Still confused about his thoughts. Restlessness is like a part & parcel of his life. The same question again beats in his eardrum,” have I really taken her for granted?” Did I really hurt her? But alas! He can only hear the echo of his questions.
‘I’m only human
Sometimes I make mistakes
If you forgive me
I’m gonna do what it takes
But now I know better
To hurt you was wrong
Girl’s it’s with you I belong’
All have already gathered in the dining room & occupied there respective seats. But she is still standing near the corner of the kitchen wall. Unable to move further as she doesn’t want to create another rift during morning hour.
DP: all have come.. Swara, Parineeta beta start serving breakfast.
But the eyes of AP are searching someone else.. Why she has not come yet? She thinks & then makes an excuse to go to kitchen to take some spices.. She foresees her standing there & sobbing like she is genuinely missing her family.
AP: Ragini, why are you standing here? Come, join us on breakfast.
Ragini: no maa!! You all eat.. I am not hungry & will eat after sometimes. Also maa, everyone is in happy mood now. After seeing me there, they all will be furious. So maa, you go. Don’t worry about me..
AP now looks at her angrily & instructs her like she is commanding her to come, not requesting her. Like a obedient student, she complies & follows her.
When they reach near dining area, everybody gives a cold eye stare to her. She notices this but continues a fake smile on her face to hide the bitter truth of being left alone.
Laksh notices this, feels guilty, wants to comfort her but doesn’t find the courage in front of family. He steps back.
All most everybody has finished their breakfast & about to leave, when she interrupts,
‘Papa’ she utters. This has broken the much prevalent silence of the room.
‘Han, ragini’ DP gives an acrid reply.
Ragini: ‘Papa, I want to ask your permission to do something.’
Sujata murmurs oh! You want permission now.. Look na jiji, how obediency she is portraying now? As if all work she had done earlier by taking bhaisa’s permission.
AP stops her from saying further by indicating a shh voice.
DP: continue ragini.
Ragini: papa, as all of us knew that I am a mere guest in MM now only for 3 months. The court proceedings can’t be started prior to that, due to date issues. So, I have to stay here.
DP: ragini, what do you want? Tell clearly. Don’t beat around the bush. All are already late for office.
Ragini: papa I stay back here as I can’t go back to badi. I don’t want my parents to face humiliation because of my deeds & I am not divorced yet. So I am staying here in MM now. But what will happen to me after 3 months?
DP: Are you trying to say that we are responsible for your very condition?
Ragini: No papa, I accepted my mistakes heartily & ready for repercussions. In no way you all are responsible. But I just want to be self dependent. This is the way I can control myself after departing from this family.
DP: oh!! I see.. Then what do you want from me to achieve your goal?
Ragini: just a permission. To allow me to do a job in school as music teacher.
DP: (angrily) do you know what are you asking for? You know the tradition of maheswari house. Their daughter in laws never go out to work.
Ragini: papa sorry to make you angry. But the ragini present here in front of you is neither gadodia nor maheswari. She is just ragini without surname( she utters politely)
DP: but you are maheswari now. You are not divorced yet.
Ragini: when I left badi, I left my maiden name.. Accepted maheswari. But after the revelation of truth we all fall apart. I am just legally bound but from heart I have gone far away from MM.I don’t want any surname further to be associated with my name to bring bad reputation to family.also don’t want to be a burden on you without having any cordial relationship.papa, I want to nourish my strength, to become confident, to face the difficulties of life, to be out of cocoon, to confront all the challenges with an open smile in my face & with a single name ‘RAGINI’ only.
DP is astonished. How come this girl has so much potential to logically prove her decisions & also being generous with talks. The hatred for ragini though present in his heart but is gradually tapering.
DP: OK, you have my permission. But still you are legally bound to this family, don’t let happen anything which will make our head bow down.
Ragini(with satisfaction): thank you papa & goes near to take blessings.
DP(though hesitant): just puts his hand on her head & leaves for office.
‘I’m searching through emptiness
And try to forget us in vain
The light of the dark setting sun
Will bring my sadness to an end.’
Sujata is surprised with the decision of DP. AP is happy. Swara is confused to believe this shade of ragini.
Laksh is in deep pain.. Why is it affecting him? It is exactly what he wanted before.. Then why is he saddened now when she revealed her as only ‘Ragini’ without any surname. Is it so that he lost his authority over her? So that’s why he is in deep pain.. Or matter is anything else.. Too much twisting strings are rotated in his heart.
The wind direction is changing. He can sense it. Is it the growing silence before the upcoming thunderstorm? The revolving wind direction wants to make everybody its pawn. It’s like the eye of the storm. The distant viewer can only notice the calmness but the central witness can judge the brewing thunder. This can wreak everything which comes in its path, even the creator as well. He is afraid to face the future. The genuine three relations of his life have gone out of track.. His brother hates him from core. His partner in crime, evil ragini is changing now but being left alone & his up most priority, his love shona!! How she will react to the situation when she will come to know….??? & a voice interrupts his thoughts.
‘Sanskar where are you?’ Look what I have brought for you? Swara comes running inside their room.
‘Swara. Just slow down your speed. Otherwise you will fall down’ comes his reply.
When you are with me then nothing can happen to me, a smiling swara replies him.
Sanskar: OK! OK! What you have made for me??
Swara: your favourite gajar ka halwa & black coffee.
Swara: wah!! Swara.. I am lucky to have you in my life. At least I can eat delicious home made food items.
Swara: oh!! Mr. Bossy.. You are lucky because I am in your life or because of these tasty food items.. Like you will give me orders & I will follow your instructions.
Sanskar(in a teasing tone): let me think!! Probably the second one.
Swara: you! Sanskar! I will not leave you now. I will eat all of them & nothing will be left for you.
Sanskar: don’t eat swara. Actually you have gained so much weight. When I lifted you to bed last night, I felt the pain in my back because of your weight.
Swara: sanskar, you are gone now.. I am overweight, that’s you are trying to say… Right??
Sanskar: yes! Are you deaf? Should I repeat it?
& they start running around the room. The chasing game begins. Swara is unable to catch him. So she acts like she gets hit due to furniture.
Sanskar: swara, what happened? & hurried rushes to her.
Swara: it is hurting sanskar( indicating to her leg )
Sanskar comes near her. Lifts her leg from ground & indicates his finger on her leg to mark the point of hurt.
Swara bursts out in laughter & sanskar comes to know that she is fooling him all along. He holds her tightly looks at her intensely.
Swara: why are you looking at me like this? I am sorry. Don’t scare me..
Sanskar(overwhelmed by her beauty & innocence) comes close to her & shifts her hairs behind her left ear. There is hardly any distance between them. She feels a constant shivering through her body & closes her eyes to sense it as she knows what is going to happen in next moment. Suddenly the phone ring disturbs them.
She opens her eyes & sanskar leaves her to attand the call. As the phone is placed on the table, she can only see the caller ID.. She is unable to believe what has she seen? The scene freezes on her face.
Precap: what is sanskar hiding from swara? What swara has seen? Will laksh accept ragini or let her go? How ragini will face the upcoming challenges?
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Credit to: Kashis