Friday, 29 March 2013

P-13


THE PURSUIT-13
THE MIRAGE-II


Pic Credit: SS NAIR

Khushi did not know how to react! Her confusion made Arnav bolder as he stroked her waist which was bare to his touch and said,
"Ok! Later!!! But Khushi I want you to be with me for this one week before your check up! I won't do anything that you don't want me to! But I want you to trust me! I won't fail you this time!" he said with difficulty!

Khushi realised for the first time how much it meant to him to stand up for her! The last time he promised she ended up taking the blows on his behalf! Why did it not occur to her that he being a man, might have felt very inadequate and failed at what had happened at the Darshi!

Khushi realised that he was not even living up to her! He was trying to live up to himself! To live up to his word! According to him,last time he failed and she was put to danger because of him! It was not about her... it was about him!...Oh!!! GOD!!!!

She immediately put both her hands on his shoulders and said very earnestly looking deep into his eyes!,
" Arnavji humey aap pey poora bharosa hain! Yeh hum aapsey tabhi keh chukey, jab hum Shanthivan mein pehli bar kadam rakhein they! Rahi bath sath rehneki hum... aapsey kaisey kahein?...
...er...
( I Trust you and I told you that when I stepped into Shanthivan for the first time! And about staying together... how can I tell you ....)

"Bolo"( tell me) Khushi Arnav prompted...

"...Hum yahi chahthey hain ki hum bhi aur ladkiyonki tarah apney pathi key sath rahein! Per humey baar baar yaad dilaaya jaatha hain ki hum unsey alag kismath liqwaakey layein hain! Aapko kuch ho gaya tho humaara koi nahi hoga ... is duniya mein! Yahi soch key ... hum... aisa... "she could not finish the sentence!
( I too want to live like any other married woman with my husband.But I get to be reminded that destiny has different plans for me!If something happens to you, I won't have anyone in this world...whenever I think of that.. I step back).

5 comments:

tanmay said...

whn i started with mirage... i was in awe of khushi... i still am... she is one strong dignified lady..
who knws exactly hw to come out of any dirty situation without actually letting the dirt fall on her :)

she has faced way too much in life.. mayb tht got her all those attributes..

repeated loss in life... i feel... can do either of the 2 thgs to a person.. either they become fiercely protective of whtever they still hold... or they learn to live life by the day.. enjoy it while it lasts... instead of letting any other factor take away tht small sunshine they managed to steal..

khushi i feel is doing the first.. i knw its easier said than done... bt arnav i seems to hv quite a bit of loss himself in life... bt doesnt still fall in the first category... n fr tht i respect him more.. but a tad bit more than khushi.. coz though his means r wrong.. he still choses to hold hte positive of life than letting the negative effect him.

i might b terribly wrong in this assessment of mine.. bt this is hw i see them fr nw..

his situation is far more frustrating rt nw.. coz he is helpless.. while khushi always has a choice of offloading her worries to her husband.. who is more than willing to share her entire life.. with all the probs n burdens in it...
he has nw said it openly tht he considers her more than a responsibility or gratitude case... more than one time at tht...
bt khushi seems to b soo held back by her negative experiences tht she doesnt seem to find it easy to hold on to the hope tht her husband is offering her.. the support tht he seeks to b fr her..

he is so rt... fighting the enemy is easy... bt fighting ur family.. someone u care for.. it drains... n he is nt frustrated... he is drained.. n so shutting himself off might just b his way of handling thgs...

i still admire the lady tht khushi is.. bt with her jid to protect all without anyones help... seems to tk away pts frm her as a wife, as a partner, as a frnd...

move on khushi.. u need to learn to work in teams..

n hold on arnav.. for i knw u wud.. plus our darling writer maam wont let u go off ;)
bt hold on man... each passing conversation mks me relate more to u :) let me knw.. i m willing to fight with khushi fr u btw ;)

waiting fr next di.. lets see hw khushi tks her revenge :) :)

Lakshmi said...

Good one...thanks for this update amidst all ur busy works...Me liking this ASR a lot....though not all...Khushi has started to share her fears ....looking forward....

dhakkan said...

hi anukat.....
since i am commenting first time i'll start with my introduction ....i am anukriti ....

read your story a few days back.....loved it

starting with mirage......mirage is a beautiful word in itself......and as your introductry lines go.....life is but a mirage....
the usp of your story is the grandeur and the colors of rajput culture you have shown.....
and pursuit is a beautiful sequel to a fantastic prequel.....my dear lady where is thakur deeptimaan.....pls introduce a girl for him ......

love and hugs
anukriti

Disha said...

I swear my brain is going to pop out of my head with these two big time screw ups!!!!

Saare sunset ke dhajeeya uda di dono ne .......

The story has picked up pace now,,,
However the good thing is they both are communicating much more than before ...

But the ending was dam cute... lets see kaun kise revenge lega !!

jyothi parsi said...

Good play Arnav...making khushi feed him...putting her in a fix in front of all her family members