Soul Mate ff (A proposal?) Part 16

Rakshit is in his office. His PA comes in his cabin.

PA: Sir, ap jisko bulaye the, wo agaye hai. Bahar intezar kar rahi hai.
Sir, whom you had called is here. She is waiting outside.

Rakshit: Finally. Send her inside.

The PA nods and goes out. A few seconds later a girl comes in. Rakshit stands up.

Rakshit: Ap Disha hai, right? Drishti Sharma ka friend? I’m Rakshit Shergil. Mainei apko phone karke bulaya tha. Ayie, baithie yaha.
You are Disha, right? Drishti Sharma’s friend? I’m Rakshit Shergil. I was the one who called you and asked you to come.

Disha sits down in front of Rakshit. He too sits down.

Disha: Mr. Rakshit main thik samjh nehi parehi hu ki ap mujhe yaha kiyun bulaiya hai. Aur ap Drishti ko kaise jante hai?
Mr. Rakshit I’m not able to understand why did you called me here. And how do you know Drishti?

Rakshit: Well, Drishti… you can say she is a close friend of mine.

Disha: Kamal hai, mujhe to kabhi kuch nehi bola. Jahatak main Drishti ko janti hu uske koi khas male friend to hai nehi. Par ab kuch din hogaye Drishti se baat nehi ho raha hai mera, kiyun pata nehi. Ap kabse jante hai usko?
It’s strange, she never told me anything. As far as I know Drishti, she doesn’t have any special male friends. But since last few days I’m not in contact with Drishti, why I’ve no idea. Since when you know her?

Rakshit: Bas kuch hi din hue. Isiliye mujhe ap se Drishti k barein mein kuch puch na tha. Kiunki ap use mujhse jada samay se jante hai.
Just since a few days. That’s why I wanted to ask you something about Drishti. Cause you know her from much longer then me.

Rakshit takes his phone and brings out a picture. It’s the picture of that tree where Drishti had took him a few hours ago. Rakshit shows the picture to Disha. Disha gets shocked seeing the picture. She looks at Rakshit.

Rakshit: Kya ap mujhe iss tree k barein mein kuch bol sakte hai? Apko dekhkar lag raha ki ap iss tree k barein mein jante hai.
Can you tell me something about this tree? By seeing you it seems that you know about this tree.

Disha: Ye tree kaha hai?
Where is this tree?

Rakshit: Humare ghar k pas ek park mein hai, Drishti ne isko decorate kia hai.
It is in a park close to our house, Drishti had decorated it.

Disha: Drishti ne decorate kia hai?
Drishti decorated it?

Disha seems really surprised. Rakshit gets a bit surprised seeing her reaction.

Rakshit: Yeah, Drishti ne sapne mein ye tree ko dekha, use accha lagi, to wohi decorate karegi. Aur kaun karega?
Yeah, Drishti saw this tree in her dream, she liked it, so she is the one who decorated it. Who else would do this?

Disha: Apko sapne k barein mein bhi pata hai?
You know about the dream too?

Rakshit: Yeah

Disha: Apko exactly kya pata hai. Matlab Drishti kya bola apko?
What exactly do you know? I mean what did Drishti told you?

Rakshit: Maine apko yaha mere khud k sawal k jawab k liye bulaiya tha. Ap to khud hi mujhse sawal kar rahi hai.
I had called you here for answer of my questions. But you are asking questions yourself.

Disha: Agar ap apke sawal k jawab chate hai to ap pehle mere sawalo k jawab dijiye. Agar pura mamla mere samajh mein nehi ati hai to main apko kya bolungi.
If you want answer of your question then first answer mine. If I don’t understand the whole matter properly then how will I give you any answer.

Rakshit sighs and describes the earlier happenings. How Drishti took him to the tree and told him about it, about how special that place is to her. After saying everything Rakshit looks at Disha.

Rakshit: Par last moment pe usne tree ko lekar kuch bolne wali thi par achanok rukh gayi. Maine bahut bar pucha par har bar baat ghuma deti hai. Mujhe pakka ekin hai ki us tree ka kuch aur raaz bhi hai jo wo mujhe nehi batana chati hai. Par ap uski dost hai. I’m sure apko us tree k secret k barein mein pata hoga.
But at the last moment she was supposed to say something about the tree but stopped suddenly. I asked her a lot of time but she always changes the topic. I am sure there is some secret about that tree and she doesn’t want to share it with me. You are her friend. I’m sure you know about the secret of that tree.

Disha keeps looking at him, doesn’t answer his question. Then all of a sudden she asks such a question for which Rakshit wasn’t prepared at all.

Disha: Kya ap Drishti ko pasand karte hai?
Do you like Drishti?

Rakshit doesn’t understand what to say in this sudden attack and Disha doesn’t stop at all.

Disha: Kya apke mann mein Drishti k liye feelings hai? Kya Drishti ko ye baat pata hai?
Do you have feelings for Drishti in your heart? Does Drishti know about this?

Rakshit: Ye sab baat kaha se agaya beech mein?
From where did all this came suddenly?

Disha: Dekhiye, ye jo tree hai, ye tree Drishti k liye bahut khas hai, ek baar dream mein ye tree dekhne k baad wo us tree ko vul nehi payi. Par ye uski dil ki bahut hi secret baat hai, wo sref aur sref close log k sath hi ye baat share karegi. Usne apke sath share kia. Iska matlab main ye samjh sakti hu ki ap dono sach mein bahut acche dost hai ki Drishti ne apni ek personal thought apke sath share ki. Par Drishti ne apko puri baat nehi boli. Uska to ek hi matlab ho sakta hai.
Listen, this tree, it’s really important to Drishti, she saw it in her dream once and she couldn’t forget it. But this is a deep secret of her heart, she only shares it with the people she is very close with. She shared it with you. So I can understand from this that you are a close friend of Drishti that’s why she shared her personal thought with you. But Drishti didn’t tell you the whole thing. That means only one thing.

Rakshit gets impatient.

Rakshit: Wohi to main kab se janna charaha hu. Kya hai puri baat? Kya Drishti ne mujhe nehi bataya? Apka sare sawalo ka jawab dia, mere ek sawal ka bas jawab dijiye.
That’s what I’m asking you from a long time. What is the whole matter? What is that thing that Drishti didn’t told me? I’ve answered all your questions, now answer only one question of mine.

Disha: Par Drishti ne mujhe trust karke ye baat batayi thi, main aise kaise apko bol du. Upar se ap k mann mein to Drishti k liye feelings bhi hai. It’s not right.
But Drishti told this by trusting me, how can I say it like this. Over that you have feelings for Drishti. It’s not right.

Rakshit: Main apke koi bhi baat samajh nehi paraha hu. Please ab to bol dijiye.
I’m not able to understand a single thing you are saying. Please tell what the matter is now.

Disha looks at the picture of the tree.

Disha: Par… ab shayed us baat ka koi maine nehi hai.
But… maybe that thing doesn’t have any value now.

Rakshit looks at her puzzled. Disha looks at him.

Disha: Drishti ne jab us tree ko apni sapne mein dekha tab usko wo tree bahut romantic lagi thi. Isiliye us tree ko wo nehi vul paya. Aise to uska kabhi bhi koi boyfriend nehi thi, na usko liaise pyar karne ki koi sokh tha. Par wo sapna dekhne baad usne mujhe bola tha ki agar kabhi kisi larke ne uske liye waise ek tree decorate kare, aur fer uske samne usko propose kare to ye uske liye bahut bara romantic gesture hoga. Agar larka uski pasand ka ho to wo shayad ha bhi bol de.
When Drishti saw this tree in her dream she found it really romantic. That’s why she couldn’t forget it. She never had any boyfriend or she never tried to fall in love or anything. But after seeing that dream she had said that if any boy ever decorate a tree like that and propose her before that tree then it will be a big romantic gesture for her. And if she likes the boy she might even say yes.

A smile comes over Rakshit’s face. He remembers how Drishti suddenly stopped while talking about the tree and looked at him. He understood how Disha guessed so easily that he has indeed feelings for Drishti. He connected the dots.

Rakshit’s Pov

To ye wo baat tha jo Drishti, tum mujhe bolna nehi chate the. To tumhe laga tha agar mujhe ye baat pata chal gaya to main tumhe us jaga pe le jake………… actually not a bad idea.
So this was that thing Drishti, which you didn’t want to tell me. You thought if I get to know about this then I’ll take you to that place and………..actually not a bad idea.

The grin over Rakshit’s face becomes even larger. But Disha seems a bit sad, she looks at the photo of the tree.

Disha: Par Drishti ka sapna tha koi uske liye aisa place taiyar karega. Par usne ab khud hi ye jaga taiyar kia hai. Matlab usne apne sapne se give up kar dia hai. Shayed isiliye usne apko puri baat nehi boli, taki apko koi galat hope na mile.
But Drishti’s dream was someone will make a place like this for her. But now she have prepared it herself. It means she have given up on her dream. Maybe that’s why she didn’t tell you the whole thing, so you don’t have any wrong hopes.

Rakshit’s smile disappers hearing this, as he understand that what Disha is saying is true.

Disha: Pehle sabkuch thik hi tha, hum roz milte the, baat karte the. We used to be best friend. Fer ek din achanok se kya hua samajh mein nehi aya, Drishti se ab milna to dur baat bhi nehi hota. Mera phone nehi uthata, baas msg kardeta hai kabhi kabhi. Drishti bahut change ho gayi hai.
Earlier everything was fine, we used meet daily, we used chat a lot. We used to be best friend. But suddenly one day everything changed, Drishti stopped talking, meeting each other became long forgotten. She doesn’t even pick up my phone, just msg me sometimes. Drishti have changed a lot.

Disha stands up and goes to the door to leave.

Disha: Best of luck.

Disha leaves. Rakshit stands up from his chair and roam around his cabin. He remembers his encounters with Drishti, first time in the accident, then at office. He remembers Drishti telling her truth to him. The first night when Drishti stayed in Pari’s room, he was with her too then, their moments together. He remembers dancing with her in the party. He remembers when Drishti took him to the tree and told him about it, what Disha had told him about the tree a few moments ago. About his feelings toward Drishti, about how Drishti knows about it. He remembers when he tried to say sorry to Drishti at office with roses, she had magically made them files. Then she had disappeared the movie tickets too. Rakshit sighs. His phone rings. He looks at it and sees it’s Drishti who is calling him. He picks the phone.

Rakshit: Hello.

But no sound comes  from the other side. Rakshit checks the phone again and tries to hear again, but still he couldn’t hear anything. Then he suddenly understands the matter.

Rakshit: Drishti, jab pata hai ki tumhara awaj phone mein nehi ata hai to phone karte kiyun ho?
Drishti, when you know your voice doesn’t come over phone then why do you even bother to call?

The call gets disconnected that very moment. Rakshit looks at the phone and imagines that right now Drishti might be again talking to herself in anger because she forgot this thing. Rakshit smiles a bit thinking this. A message comes in his phone. He checks, it’s from Drishti. It says, “Something is weird going on in the house. You better come fast.” Rakshit gets tensed and leaves.

Shergil House

Rakshit comes to his house. He sees Drishti standing at a side, a bit tensed. Pari is playing video games, sitting in a sofa. Rakshit comes to Drishti.

Rakshit: Kya hua? Aise kiyun bulaiya mujhe ghar pe? Sabkuch thik hai?
What happened? Why did you called me like this in the house? Is everything ok?

Drishti: Kuch thik nehi hai. Apko pata bhi hai yaha kya ho raha hai. Sare gharwale milkar apki shadi ki planning kar raha hai.
Nothing is ok. Do you even know what’s going on here. All the family members are planning your marriage here.

Rakshit: Usme naya kya hai. Maine mana kar kar k thak gaya.
What is new in that. I’ve become tired asking them to stop.

Drishti: Ap samjh nehi rahe. Wo log koi larkiyon ki pic nehi select kar raha hai. Wo log pandit bulakar mahorot fix kar raha hai. Shadi k liye ghar k decoration final kar raha hai. Apne to kaha tha date pe kya hua wo sab ghar walon ko pata hai. Mujhe to aisa kuch nehi lag raha hai. Ap jake sabko boliye aur clear kariye ye matter, ki Divi aur Shikhar ek dusre se pyar karte hai. Apka shadi nehi ho raha hai. Kya hua ap abhi bhi khare kiyun hai? Jaiye.
You are not getting it. They are not selecting girl’s pic for you. They are calling the priest and fixing time for your marriage. They are planning what will be the decoration for marriage. You had said that your family members know what have happened at the date. But it doesn’t seem like that to me at all. You go and clear out everything to them, that Divi and Shikhar love each other. You are not getting married. What happened why are you still standing here? Go.

Rakshit has a mischievous smile over his face.

Rakshit: Mujhe aisa kiyun lag raha hai ki tum jealous feel kar rahi ho. Nehi, actually possessive, yeah possessive ho rahi ho.
Why I’m feeling that you are being jealous. No, actually possessive, you are being possessive.

Drishti: Kya? Jealous? Possessive? Aur main? Kiyun? Kaha se ata hai apke dimag mein ye sare batein? Samajhte kya hai ap kudko? Sab larkiya sref apke barein mein din raat sochte hai? Let me clear your confusion. Main baas Divi k liye pareshan ho rahi hu, wo bahut embarrass ho jayegi. Samjhe ap?
What? Jealous? Possessive? And me? Why? From where do you get these ideas? What do you think of yourself? That all the girls always think of you? Let me clear you confusion. I’m just thinking about Divi, she will be really embarrassed. Do you understand?

Rakshit: Maine to bas ek sawal kia, aur tumne jawab mein itne sare sawal ki. Kab log sawal k jawab sawal se dete hai pata hai? Jab wo sach nehi bolna chate hai.
I just asked you a question, and you answered it with lots of question. When people answer question with question do you know? When they don’t want to tell the truth.

Drishti: Baat ko ghumana sabko ap se sikhna chaihie. Apne mujhe ek sawal nehi kiya, do word bola hai. Do word hi bahut galat hai.
You are really expert in talking in puzzle. You didn’t asked me a question but said two words. Those two words were very wrong.

Rakshit: Kaunsa do word?
Which two word?

Drishti: Apko acche se pata hai kaunsa do word. Ap baas mere mukh se sunna chate hai.
You know very well what two words. You just want to hear it from my mouth.

Rakshit: To bol do.
Then say it.

Drishti: Ap na…….
You are…..

Rakshit: Dekho, shayed ghar walo ko koi galat faimy ho gayi hai. Main samval lunga. Is baat k liye itna larneki koi matlab nehi hai.
Listen, maybe there is some misunderstanding with the family members. I’ll handle it. You don’t have to fight with me for this.

Drishti: To jaiye na, samval liye. Kaun rokh raha hai apko. Par nehi, apko to yaha khare rehna hai, taki mere sath aur bhi acche se jhagra kar sake. Main jhagra nehi kar rahi hu, ap make sure kar rahe hai ki jhagra ho.
Then go ahead, and handle everything. No one is stopping you. But no, you have to stand here, so that you can fight with me more properly. I’m not the one who is fighting, you are making sure that a fight happens.

Mahima: Tum dono fer se larai kar rahe ho kya?
Are you two fighting again?

None of them noticed when Mahima had came there, she has a smile over her face. Rakshit was about to give an answer to Drishti but controls himself seeing Mahima.

Mahima: Bacche ho kya tum dono? Jab dekho larte rehte ho, koi larne ka baat ho to bhi, nehi ho to bhi. Larne k liye abhi puri zindagi pari hai, ab larna band karo. Ajk liye kafi hua. Rakshit mujhe tere sath baat karni hai tere shadi k barein mein.
Are you two kid? Whenever you two get a chance, you start fighting, if there is a topic to fight or not. You have your whole life to fight, stop fighting for now. It’s enough for today. Rakshit I’ve to talk with you about your marriage.

Rakshit: Mom, iske pehle ap kuch bole,uske pehle mere baat sun lijiye. Aj main jab bahar D k sath ghumne gaya tha, tab pata chala mujhe ki D Shikhar naam ka ek larke se pyar karti hai, wo larka bhi usse pyar karta hai. So apka jo plan tha wo nehi ho raha hai.
Mom, before you say anything let me speak. When I went with D today, I got to know that D loves a guy named Shikhar and he too loves her. So the plan you had is not going to work.

Mahima: Pata hai mujhe. D k mom ka phone aya tha mujhe. Udhar to D aur Shikhar ka engagement k tarikh bhi fixed ho gaya aur hum sabko bulaiya bhi hai. Aur humne mana bhi kar di hai.
I know. D’s mom called me. They have already fixed the date of D and Shikhar’s engagement and invited us all. We have even decline.

Drishti: Ma’am, mana kiyun kia?
Ma’am, why did you say no?

Mahima smiles at Drishti.

Mahima: Agar hum uha chale jayenge to ghar mein jo shadi hai wo kaise hoga?
If we had gone there then the marriage that is in our house how will that happen?

Rakshit: Main kuch samjha nehi. Ghar mein kiski shadi hai?
I didn’t understand anything. Whose marriage is in the house?

Mahima: Tum dono ki, aur kiski?
You two’s, whose else?

Drishti&Rakshit: What?

Mahima: Aur natak karne ki jarurat nehi hai. Hume sabkuch pata chal gaya hai. Tum dono ek dusre se pyar karte ho aur aj Rakshit tune to Drishti ko proposes bhi kiya hai. Main itna accha mauka haat se nehi jane dungi. Tum dono ki shadi karakar hi rahunga.
You two don’t have to pretend anymore. We got to know about everything. You two love each other and today Rakshit, you have even proposed Drishti. I’m not gonna let go of such a good chance. I’ll get you two married for sure.

Rakshit and Drishti looks at each other,  worried.
Next: Rakshit tells Drishti he thinks this is a plan of the person they are after.

So this is part 16 guys. I think you didn’t see this coming, did you? Do give me your feedback about this part.

4 Comments
  1. krithi poojary

    a lot of applause to you from me. what an episode..whattt an episode. I am spellbound reading this episode seriously yaar. pleas tell your name dear.

    1. Enoughshanti

      My name is Enough Shanti 😉😁. I want to keep my name a secret dear, cause that has nothing to do with my story. I’m glad you liked this part. I’ll try to keep up the good work……..

  2. krithi poojary

    a lot of applause to you from me. what an episode..whattt an episode. I am spellbound reading this episode seriously yaar. please tell me your name dear.

  3. Enoughshanti

    Sorry guys. Right now I am a bit busy as my little sister’s 15 birthday is coming up. So I will be a bit late to post the next part then usual. I will still try to complete writing it whenever I get time.

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