Soul Mate (Rakshit’s past) Part 8

It’s morning. Drishti comes at sleeping Rakshit and tries to wake him up.

Drishti: Sir, Rakshit sir. Uthie. Subah ho gaye. Mujhe ghar jana hai iske pehle koi mujhe yaha dekhe ya papa ko pata chal jai ki main ghar pe nehi hu. Fer mujhe wapas bhi ana hai. Rakshit sir uthie. Rakshit sir?
Sir, Rakshit sir. Get up. It’s morning. I have to go back home before anyone realises I’m here and dad finds out I’m not at home. Then I have to come back here too. Rakshit sir wake up. Rakshit sir?

But Rakshit doesn’t wake up.

Drishti: Ab kya karun? Ye agar nehi uthege to kaise chalega? Jor se bhi dak nehi parehu, Pari uth jaigi. Aisa konsa gahri nid mein hai ki mera auaj hi sun nehi para hai. Pakka koi sapna dekh raha hai. Main bhi to dekhu kya sapna dekh raha hai ki uthne ka naam hi nehi leraha hai.
Now what should I do? If he doesn’t wake up then what will happen? I can’t even call him loudly, Pari might wake up. What sort of deep sleep he is in that he can’t even hear my voice. He must be seeing a dream. Let me see too which dream is he seeing that he is not bothering to wake up.

Drishti does a magic. A screen displays over Rakshit’s head like a comic book. In it, Rakshit is dancing with Drishti. Drishti eyes gets big seeing this.

Drishti: Accha, to isliye uth nehi raha hai. Thik hai main bhi dekhti hu kaise nehi uthete. Abhi aisa magic karungi ki iss dreamwali drishti dance karte karte vampire k tara jorse inke ghar pe……Nehi. Inko uthane k chakkar mein main apna image kiyun kharap karun? Valei sapna ho, par mera image kharap nehi kar sakti. To fer? Idea.
Oo, that’s why he is not waking up. Alright, let me see how he doesn’t wake up. I’ll do such a magic that this Drishti from dream will attack him like a vampire……No. Why should I ruin my image in oreder to wake him up? Even though it’s just a dream, I can’t ruin my image. Then? Idea.

Drishti smiles mischievously. She does a magic. Suddenly the background of the dream changes into a jungle. Rakshit in his dream, becomes surprised seeing the jungle. A lion comes from behind and roars. Rakshit gets scared and wakes up. He sees Drishti standing before him.

Drishti: Darr gaye? Itni asani se? Ap to coward bhi hai.
Got scared? That easily? You are a coward too.

Rakshit: Kya?
What?

Drishti: Ek baat baliye, ap is sofa pe kiyun soya? Pari ka paas bed pe bhi to so sakte the.
Tell me something, why are you sleeping in this sofa? You could have slept beside Pari in the bed.

Rakshit doesn’t answer. He remebers sitting in the sofa last night while looking at Drishti. He couldn’t remember when he had fallen asleep.

Drishti: Chorie. Ab jab uth gaya to kuch der k liye Pari pe nazar rakhie. Main ghar jarahi hu. Wapas ane mein isbar thora jada time lagega, kiyun ki papa to mujhe itne jaldi ane nehi denge.
Let it go. When you have already woke up then look after Pari for sometime. I’m going to home. I’ll take a little more time coming back this time, cause Papa won’t let me come so early.

Rakshit stands up to tell her something but sees the room empty. He sighs.

Rakshit gets downstair with Pari. Pari hurriedly comes down and says good morning to everyone, then starts playing around. Rakshit slowly comes, smiles seeing a cheerful Pari. He comes down and sees Romi and Rashi sitting close to Mahima, both steal a glance at Rakshit and then at each other and smiles. Rakshit sighs. He goes and sits beside them. He picks up a newspaper and start reading. Drishti enters, Rakshit doesn’t notice her, she looks at him for once and gets busy with Pari. Rashi and Romi looks at Drishti once and then at Rakshit. Then they wink at each other.

Romi: Bari mom, wo jo main bol raha tha, mera ek girlfriend hai. Wo keh reh the ki agar main shadi k liye ha nehi kiya to mujhse break up kar legi.
Bari mom, I was saying that, I have girlfriend. She is saying that she will break up with me if I don’t agree for marriage.

Mahima: To accha hai na, main Ojaswini se baat kar rahi hoo agar tujhe dar lagta hai to. Par ye to bata larki hai kon, kaise dekhte hai, kya karti hai.
It’s ok, if you are afraid then I’ll talk to Ojaswini. But first tell me who is the girl, how does she look, what does she do.

Romi: Wo to main bata dungi, par wo main problem nehi hai. Main to usko hai nehi bol paya.
I’ll tell that , but that’s not the main problem. I still haven’t said yes to her.

Rashi questions dramatically: Kiyun?
Why?

Romi: Main aise kaise ha bolu? Abhi tak Rakshit bhai, Daksh k shadi nehi hui, aur main sabse chota hokar bhi pehle shadi kaise karun? Ap hi bataye bari mom, accha lagta hai kya? Ap jaldi jaldi inke shadi kar dijiye na. Rakshit bhai sei suru kijiye, dheere dheere hum sabka number bhi ayi jayega.
How can I say so? Till now Rakshit bhai and Daksh haven’t got married, how can I get married when I’m the youngest? You tell me bari mom, will it look good? You please get them married fast. At least start with Rakshit bhai, our turn will too come slowly slowly.

Rakshit puts down the paper, he looks at Romi and Rashi angrily. They hide their smiles. But Mahima gets excited.

Mahima: Ye Romi ne sahi kaha. Rakshit beta, tujhe ab shadi kar lena chaihie.
Romi is right about this. Rakshit beta, you should get married.

Rakshit: Mom please, fer se maat suru ho jana. Aur dheere boliye, agar Pari ne sun li to wo bhi zid karne lag jayegi.
Mom please, don’t start again. And please speak slowly, if Pari hears you then she too will start asking for the same.

Romi: To sahi hai na. Pari ko to bhi ek mom ki jarurat hai. Aur apko shadi karne mein dikkat kya hai? Kahin ap kisiko pasand to nehi karte? Isiliye bar bar mana karte jarahe hai.
But it’s fine. Even Pari deserves love of a mother. And what’s your problem in getting married? Do you like someone? Maybe that’s why you kept denying to get married.

Rakshit murmurs to Romi.

Rakshit: Abhi chup kar ja, nehi to baad mein bahut bura hoga tere sath.
You better shut up now, otherwise it will be really bad for you later.

Romi also says to him in a low tone.

Romi: Jo bomb fatna tha, fat gaya. Ab ap khud ko samval liye, mujhe baad mein dekh lena.
Whatever was supposed to happen has already happened. You take care of yourself first, you can handle me later.

Mahima: Rakshit, kya sach mein tu kisiko pasand karta hai? Kaun hai bata. Main baat karungi.
Rakshit, is this true? Do you really like someone? Who is it, tell me. I’ll talk to her myself.

Drishti hears their conversation while playing with Pari. She looks at Rakshit hearing the question.

Rakshit: Mom, aisa kuch bhi nehi hai.
Mom, there is nothing like that.

Romi: Come on bhai, ab humse kya chupana. Kya pata wo larki sayed humari aspas ho.
Come on bhai, why are you hiding it from us. Who knows, maybe that girl is very close to us.

Rakshit gives Romi a very scary glance which he totally ignores.

Mahima: Tu ye Romi k baat chor, agar tujhe koi pasand nehi hai to, ek larki hai…..
You let go of Romi, if you don’t like someone then, there is a girl……

Rakshit stands up suddenly. He speaks angrily.

Rakhsit: Mom apko pata hai mujhe shadi nehi karna hai, ap fer bhi kiyun ye sab bol rahe hai?
Mom you know that I don’t want to get married, why are you still forcing me?

Rakshit turns and sees Drishti, he stops seeing her. Drishti looks at Rakshit too. Pari questions her something, Drishti looks at her. Rakshit still looks at her. Romi and Rashi notices this. They smiles. Both of them coughs. Rakshit looks at them and goes from there. Both of them again starts laughing.

Mahima: Ek gussa kark chala gaya, aur ye dono bewaja hase jaraha hai. Is ghar mein kya chal raha hai mujhe samjh mein nehi araha hai.
One go away being angry, other two is laughing for no reason. I don’t understand what’s happening in this house.

Mahima also stands up and goes from there. Drishti looks at Rakshit’s going. Then she looks at Pari and smiles at her. She leaves with Pari.

Drishti is making something in the kitchen. Rakshit comes there to take water. He stops seeing Drishti. He sees Drishti working for sometimes.

Rakshit: Kya kar rahe ho?
What are you doing?

Drishti looks at Rakshit hearing his voice. She gets a bit surprised.

Drishti: Main kya koi eye specialist se appointment karun apke liye? Mujhe pata nehi tha ki apke ankho mein bhi problem hai. Apko dikhai nehi derahe ki main Pari k liye cook kar rahi hu? Fer puch kiyun rahe hain?
Should I take an appointment of some eye specialist? I didn’t know you have problems in your eyes too. Can’t you see I’m cooking for Pari? Then why are you asking?

Rakshit: Agar tum yaha kaam kar rahi ho to Pari pe nazar kaun rakh raha hai?
If you are working here then who is keeping an eye on Pari.

Drishti answers while cooking.

Drishti: Aur kaun, main hi kar rahi hu.
Who else, I’m doing it.

Rakshit: Kaise? Koi jadui mirror hai kya?
How? Is there any magical mirror?

Drishti: Ji ha, mere sar pe hai, dekh lijiye. Matlab kaha se lekar ate hai ap ye sab batein. Rakshit sir ye modern era hai. Magic ka kya jarurat hai jab camera se kaam chalta hai. Maine bahut pehlei camera k order kar di thi, aur wo pari k room mein fit bhi kar dia. Ye dekhie mere phone pe live feed mein dikh raha hain, Pari abhi parai kar raha hai apni room mein.
Yeah, it’s fit on my head, come and see for yourself. I mean from where do you get these ideas. Rakshit sir this is the modern era. Why you need magic when you can have your work done with camera. I had ordered camera a long ago, and fited it on Pari’s room. See, I can see it on live feed in my phone, Pari is right now reading in her room.

Rakshit sees the footage, his face showed that he is impressed. Drishti again concentrate on cooking.

Drishti: Waise ap tension maat lijiye, maine camera k bill aur uske sath jo kuch bhi liya iss kaam k liye uss sabkuchka bill apko bhej dungi. Don’t worry.
Well you don’t have to take tension, I will sent you the bill of the camera and bill of everything else I bought with the camera to you. Don’t worry.

Rakshit: Nehi wo baat nehi. Main actually kuch aur soch raha tha.
No, that’s not the matter. Actually I was thinking about something else.

Drishti: Kya?
What?

Rakshit: Tumhe ya kitchen pe ake khana banane k kya jarurat hai? Tum room sei apne magic se….you know.
Why do you need to come to kitchen and work like this? You can do this from room by magic…..you know.

Drishti keeps down the bowl and looks at Rakshit.

Drishti: Kar di na beukuf wali baat.
There you go, you talked like an idiot.

Rakshit: Hey.

Drishti: Nehi nehi, main aur kya bulau apko. Bolne se pehle soch k to dekhie. Agar main sare kaam room se magic kark kiya to kisiko sak nehi hoga? Kya sabko ye nehi lagega ki chakkar kya hai, Drishti pura din Pari k sath kamre baitha hai, khana lene na aya, koi staff khana deke nehi gaya, tab? Kabhi kabhi kaam kar rahi hoon ye dikhana bhi parta hai.
No no, what should I tell you. You should think before you speak. If I do everything from room with magic then won’t everyone be suspicious? Won’t everyone think that what’s going on, Drishti is with Pari in the room the whole time, she didn’t came out to take food, no staff went to give food, then? Sometimes you need to show that you are working.

Rakshit: Oh, sorry. Mera dimag se nikal gaya.
Oh, sorry. I forgot.

Drishti again concentrate on cooking.

Drishti: Waise ap ab tak yaha kya kar raha hai? Apko to office mein hona chaihie.
Well what are you doing here now? You should have been in office.

Rakshit: Ha, actually main ye bolnei aya tha. Aj ghar mein ek party hai, humare nayi deal k celebration k liye. Actually kafi important hai. So main to aj ghar pei hu. Aur tum ghar pe phone kark boldo, I mean message kar do ki tumhari ane mein late hogi.
Yeah, actually I had came here to tell this. There is party in the house today, to celebrate our new deal. It’s very important actually. That’s why I will be on home today. And you should call I mean meassage in your home that you will be late today.

Drishti gets surprised.

Drishti: Aise achanok? Bina notice k?
So suddenly? Without any notice?

Rakshit: Party agar sudden fix hoga to main sudden hi inform karunga na?
If the party is fixed suddenly then aren’t I supposed to inform you suddenly?

Rakshit turns to leave the kitchen.

Drishti: Accha apko shadi karne mein kya problem hai?
What is your problem in getting married?

Rakshit closes his eyes as he doesn’t wanted to hear this question. Then he turned at Drishti.

Rakshit: Matlab?
What do you mean?

Drishti: Matlab main aj subah k barien mein puch raha tha. Jab Mahima ma’am ne apko shadi k barein mein pucha ap ekdam se bharak gaye. Akher problem kya hai apko shadi karne mein?
I mean I am asking you about this morning. When Mahima ma’am asked you to get married you got angry all of a sudden. What is your problem in getting married after all?

Rakshit: Tum karoge mujhse shadi?
Will you marry me?

Drishti gets shocked hearing his questions and couldn’t answer for a while. She just keeps looking at him, and so does Rakshit. A few moments later Drishti could gather up courage to speak. She speaks in a slow voice.

Drishti: Kya?
What?

Rakshit comes into senses hearing Drishti’s voice and starts talking casually.

Rakshit: Mera matlab hai kaun karega mujshe shadi. Tum bhi to ek larki ho, kya tum manogi? Koi nehi manega.
I mean who will get married to me. You are girl too, will you agree? No one will.

Drishti tries to smile.

Drishti: Wo aise bol rahe. Par ap ye kya bol rahe hai. Business tycoon Rakshit Shergil ko shadi karne liye larki nehi mil rahe hai! Apke piche to larkio ki line pari hogi. Kaun apse shadi nehi karna chahega?
Oo, you are saying it like that. But what are you saying. Business tycoon Rakshit Shergil is unable to find a girl for marriage! There supposed to be line of girls behind you. Who wouldn’t want to get married to you?

Rakshit smiles poorly.

Rakshit: Tumne sahi kaha. The business tycoon Rakshit Shergil ko shadi karne k liye larkio ki kami nehi. Par ek bacchi ko pita ko shadi karne k liye koi taiyar nehi hai.
You are right. There is no problem in getting a girl for marriage with the business tycoon Rakshit Shergil. But there is no girl for mariage with a father of a girl.

Drishti: Ap ne shayed mauka diai nehi. Koi na koi jarur hoga jo apko aur Pari ko, dono ko khus rakhegi aur ek din apko wo jarur milegi.
You might have not given a chance. There must be someone who will keep you and Pari both happy and one day you will sure meet her.

Rakshit: Accha hota agar ye sach hota. Kiyuki jo bhi larki mujshe shadi karna chate hai wo bas mera naam, status, property dekhte hai. Unmein se koi shayed Pari ka bhi kheyal rakhe, par dil se nehi. Aur mein Pari k liye koi compromise nehi karunga. Maine uska responsibility liya hai, mere liye sab kuch se pehle humesha Pari hai. Aur aisa koi nehi jo sref Pari k liye mujshe shadi karne k liye taiyar ho.
It would be nice if it was true. Cause whoever girl wants to marry me they only sees my name, status, property. Someone from them might even care Pari, but that won’t be heartfully. And I can’t compromise anything with Pari. I have taken her responsibility, for me Pari is importent before everything. And there is no one who will marry for the sake of Pari only.

Drishti: Hmm, samjhi. Par ek baat bolie, jab subah wo sab baat chal raha tha tab mujhe aisa kiyun laga ki apka koi intersting past hai, jiske barein ap baat karna nehi chate. Kya apka koi girlfriend thi kabhi, ya ap kisiko pasand karte the?
Hmm, understood. But tell me one thing, when that conversation was going on in the morning, why did I felt like there is an interesting past of yours, about which you don’t like to talk. Did you have any girlfriend, or did you used to like someone?

Rakshit looks at floor. Then again at Drishti.

Rakshit: Ha, tha mera ek girlfriend ek time pe. Aur main uske barien baat bhi nehi karta hu. Accha nehi lagta mujhe.
Yeah, I had a girlfriend once. And I don’t talk about her. I don’t like it.

Drishti:Kiyun?
Why?

Rakshit: Kiyuki jab maine Pari ka responsibility lene ka faisala liya tab wo mujhse break up karli. Ab kya tumhe uske naam pata sab chaihie ya tumhare sawal khatam hua.
Cause when I took the responsibility of Pari she broke up with me. Now do you want her name and address or you questions are done?

Drishti takes the food in a tray.

Drishti: Nehi, mujhe kiyun aisa larki k barien mein janna hai jis ke soch itna low hai.
No, why would I want to know about such a girl whose thought are so low.

Drishti goes out of the kitchen with the tray. Rakshit too leaves. While Rakshit comes out of the kitchen, he passes Romi. Then he comes back backwards and notices him properly. Romi was standing supporting a wall. Rakshit gives him a question look. Romi is looking elsewhere.

Romi: Ghar mein party hai, to aj tumhe late jana parega. Wah, first time ho rahe hai ki Pari k care taker ko office k party mein rukhna parega.
There is a party in the house, you have to go late today. Wow, for the first time Pari’s caretaker will have to join a office party.

Rakshit holds Romi’s shoulder.

Rakshit: Tu fer humare batein chup chup kar sun raha tha?
You were listening to our words again secretly?

Romi: Arey bhai ghar chodo. Mujhe koi sokh nehi hai ap dono ka batein sunne ke. Aur agar ap nehi chate ki koi apke batein sune to aise batein karte kiyun hai?
Bhai please let go of my shoulder. I have no interest in listening your conversation. And if you don’t want anyone to listen to your word then why do you even talk?

Rakshit holds him with more force.

Rakshit: Kya bola?
What did you say?

Romi: Kuch nehi, kuch nehi. Chor dijiye.
Nothing, nothing. Let me go.

Rakshit: Pehle bata tune suna kya?
First tell me what did you hear?

Romi: Kuch bhi nehi suna bhai. Main to fer se bas yaha se ja raha tha to dekha ap dono batein kar raha hai to isiliye pas aya. Aur suna ki..ap bol rahe hai… ki party hai. Late jana parega. Fer ap apke girlfriend k barien mein bolne laga, jiske barein baat karna hum sabke liye mana hai. Aur hum agar uski naam le leta hu to ap gussa ho jate hai. Par Drishti di k puchne pe ap casually bol dia.
I heard nothing. I was again just passing by and I saw you two talking. So I came close and heard you..were saying….there is a party. And she had to stay late. Then you started talking about your girlfriend, there is a ban to speak about whom for us. If we take her name you get angry. And when Drishti di asked you, you answered so casually.

Rakshit: Sach?
Really?

Romi: Arey bhai ap abhi bhi mujhe aise pakar kar khare hai, main kya pagal hu ki apko jhoot bolunga?
Bhai you are still holding me strongly, am I mad that I will lie to you?

Rakshit lets go of Romi.

Rakshit: To thik hai. Age se kisike baat chup chup kar sunega to tera jitne bhi girlfriends ka raaz mujhe pata hai sab jake chachi ko bata dunga.
Then it’s ok. If you again hear someones conversetion secretly then I will reveal about all of your girlfriends in front of chachi.

Rakshit goes from there. Romi gets puzzled.

Romi: Thik hai? Maine itna interesting baat sun liya, age jake pata nehi is baat bol bol k kitna chiraunga bhai ko, une us baat se kuch farak nehi parta kya? Agar ye wala baat maine suna hai ki nehi ye unko nehi janna tha to konsa aisa baat dono kar rahe the ki mujhe aise dhamkya? Kya inka romance mere soch se bhi age nikal gaya? Rashi ko batana parega.
It’s ok? I have heard such an interesting thing, we will disturb him for this for who knows how long, and he doesn’t even care. If he was not worried that I have heard these lines then what was exactly they were talking that he wanted to hide.? That he even threated me? Have their romance got to a whole new level which I don’t know? I have to tell Rashi.

Romi was about to leave but Rakshit comes back.

Rakshit: Office k party mein Drishti ko rukhna parega kiyun ki jis deal k celebration k liye party hai us deal main Drishti ne bhi mehnot kiya hai. Samjha?
Drishti have to stay in the office party because Drishti too have worked on the deal for which the party is. Understood?

Romi nods. Rakshit turns to leave but stops and looks at Romi.

Rakshit: Ek baat bol ye tera konsa girlfriend hai jisne tujhe shadi k liye bola? Mujhe to kuch nehi pata.
Tell me one thing, who is this girlfriend of yours who have asked you for marriage? I didn’t know anything about this.

Romi smiles mischieviously.

Romi: Agar girlfriend hoge to pata hoga na?
If there was a girlfriend then you will know, right?

Romi leaves from there laughing. Rakshit understands the matter and gets angry.

Rakshit: Romi rukh.
Romi stop.

Rakshit runs after him.

Next: Party is going on. Drishti and Rakshit dances.

So here is part 8. Do give me your feedback and tell me what do you think about it.

4 Comments
  1. Prabhigya

    Awesome epi.. And Drishtu is too good with magic… Looking forward for the moment when Rakshit will accept that he likes her and ogle her without hesitation.. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    1. Enoughshanti

      😊😊Thanks dear. Rakshit might accept soon. But will Drishti accept his love? 🀨

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