Dadi n Armaan made their way to hospital n met Geet, Shilpa n Vidyan after finishing all the formalities they left for Khurana Mansionwith the baby.
As they reached home Dadi welcomed Vidya n the baby with aarti n then told Geet to take them to the guest room. After Geet n Shilpahelped Vidya settle down they sat in the room n Geet asked, “Bhabhi, baby ka koi naam socha hai aapne???“(Bhabhi have u thought of a name for the baby???)
Vidya, “Haan Geet, Gaurav ji aur maine ek do naam soche the lekin iss ka naam toh iss ki bua hi rakhegi. Kyu Geet rakhengi na aap???” (Yes Geet, Guarav ji n I have thought of a few names but her name will be kept by her aunt only. Geet u will keep the name right???)
Geet was very happy to keep the baby’s name but then remembered the naamkaran ceremony (Naming ceremony) which is celebrated very grandly in their house n then remembered yesterday night when she almost dropped the baby n said, “Naam toh main rakhungi lekin bhabhi humare ghar main toh sab se phele bache ka naamkaran toh mausi karti hai na toh phir main kaise???” (I will keep the name but bhabhi in our house the first baby’s name is kept by maternal aunt right then how can I???)
Vidya, “Haan mausi hi rakhti hai lekin meri toh koi behen hai nahi isiliye bua hi rakhegi naam” (Yes name is kept by maternal aunt only but since I dont have a sister so her aunt will only keep her name)
Geet, “Lekin hum GB ke aane ka toh wait karenge na naamkaran ke liye…” (But we will wait for GB for the naming cermony right…)
Vidya, “Haan unhone kaha hai ke woh ek week baad naamkaran ke liye arahe hai aur uske baad phir se unko jana hoga.” (Ya he told that he is coming the next week for the naming ceremony but he will have to retun after that)
Geet, “Oh acha ab aap araam kijye main jaati hu aur kuch chaiye toh mujhe bula lijyega.” (Oh ok, Now u rest for sometime n if u need anything do call me) n kissed the baby on her forehead n went out.
Geet then went to her room n thought of names for the baby but didnt find any good ones n so went to Armaan – Shilpa’s room n asked Shilpa’s help n they spent the whole afternoon listing names n then rejecting them. After lunch Geet went with Vidya to the doctor to show the baby as doctor had told that the baby needed to be checked everyday.
After coming back Geet saw Nakul rushing to Maan’s room n thenDadi rushing behind him. Geet helped Vidya settle in the living room n then went to Dadi n asked, “Kya baat hai Dadi aap itni jaldi main kyu hai??? Aur yeh Nakul kaka bhi kaha bhaag rahe hai???” (What is the matter Dadi why are u in such a hurry??? N where is Nakul Kaka running???)
Dadi, “Ah Geet acha huva aap agayi. Kya aap Nakul ki madat kar dengi Maan ki bag pack karne main woh actually Maan ko Italy jana hai urgently kuch project ke liye do hafto ke liye. Aap Nakul ko help kijye main tab tak yeh Vicky ko theek karti hu pata nahi kaha bhagta phir raha hai aaj kal.” (Ah Geet good that u came. Will u help Nakul to pack Maan’s bag actually Maan has to go to Italy urgently for 2 weeks for a project. U help Nakul till then I’ll straighten Vicky dont know where he keeps running now a days)
Geet’s face fell hearing that Maan was going to Italy but didnt show it n went n helped Nakul in packing Maan’s bag. After packing she went down n saw Maan entering the home loosening his tie. He looked tensed n was rubbing his forehead with his hands.
Nakul came n took his bag n Maan said, “Nakul meri bag pack hogayi kya???” (Nakul is my bag packed???)
Nakul, “Haan Maan baba hogaya hai. Main aapke liye abhi kuch leke aao???” (Yes Maan son its done. Shall I get anything for u now???)
Maan, “Haan Nakul ek black coffee mere room main leke aao. Mera sir bohut dukh raha hai aur abhi kuch kaam baaki pade hai toh main wohi khatam kar raha hu. Tum todha jaldi leke aao.” (Yes Nakul get a black coffee in my room. My head is aching a lot n still some work is left so Im completing it. U bring it a bit fast.)
Nakul, “Ji Maan baba.” (Ok Maan son) n left to Maan’s room to keep the bag.
Maan smiled seeing Vidya n baby n went n sat with them n asked, “Kaisi ho Vidya??? Aur baby kaisi hai???” (How are u Vidya???N how is the baby???)
Vidya smiled n said, “Hum dono theek hai Maan Bhaiji. Aap pareshaan dikh rahe hai kuch baat hai kya???” (We both are fine Maan bro. U seem troubled are u fine???”)
Maan, “Nahi Vidya kuch baat nahi hai. Acha kya main isse apni godh main le sakta hu???” (No Vidya there is nothing. Ok can I take her in my lap???)
Vidya, “Haan bhaiji aapko poochne ki zaroorat nahi hai. Yeh lijye” (Yes bro u dont need to ask permission. Here take her) n gave the baby to Maan.
Maan smiled seeing the small angel n all his worries vanished for the time being. He felt very peaceful to see the cute doll n the way she was smiling n pouting. After few mins he gave the baby back toVidya n said, “Vidya main apne room main ja raha hu kuch kaam baaki hai.“(Vidya Im going to my room some work is left)
Vidya, “Theek hai bhaiji” (Ok bro) n then Maan left to his room. Meanwhile Geet had gone to the kitchen to prepare black coffee for Maan n also to heat coconut oil.
She then told Nakul to do some other work n took Maan’s black coffee to his room. She knocked the door n Maan thinking that it was Nakul told him to come in n keep the coffee on the table.
Geet kept the coffee on the table n stood there waiting for Maan to close his files n relax a bit. Maan felt his head ache increase n said, “Nakul mujhe woh drawer se ek Aspirin do bohut sar dukh raha hai mera.” (Nakul give me a Aspirin from that drawer my head is aching more now)
Geet crossed her arms n was waiting for Maan to close his files.Maan wondering why wasnt Nakul giving him the medicine looked up n saw Geet standing there.
Maan, “Arre Geet tum kab aayi??? Aur yeh coffee tum kyu layi??? Nakul leke aane wala hi tha.” (Oh Geet when did u come???? N why did u bring the coffee??? Nakul was bringing it)
Geet, “Mujhe koi takleef nahi huvi aapki liye kaam karne main aur aap ab yeh files band kijye aur yaha iss chair par bethaye.” (It was no trouble for me to do ur work n now close ur files n sit on this chair.)
Maan was confused n asked, “Kya???” (What???)
Geet, “Uff aapko samjh main nahi aata hai kya??? yeh files band kijye” (Uff cant u understand??? Close these files) n closed the files n pulled him up n made him sit on the chair n said, “Aur yaha bethaiye araam se” (N sit here n relax)
Maan sat on the chair n then Geet took the oil n started massaging his head. After sometime Maan felt his head ache decreasing n said with his closed eyes, “Hmm. Ab bohut acha lag raha hai Geet. Thank u” (Hmm. Im feeling much better now Geet. Thank u)
Geet, “Thank u mat boliye aap. Waise bhi main hamesha Karan Veerji aur Armaan Bhai ko aise hi massage karti thi jab woh tension main hote the ya phir gusse main hote the toh. Aur pata hai aapko woh dono hamesha ladte rehte the ke phele kaun head massage karwayega mere haath se aur agar Maa unko kehti thi ke woh kar degi toh dono mana kar deti the aur mujhe bitha dete the ghanto ke liye unka massage karne” (Dont say thank u. Anyways I always massaged like this to Karan Veerji n Armaan Bro whenever they were in tension or in anger. N u know they both always used to fight to get massage done by me n if Maa offered to do they would deny her n make me sit n do massage to them for hours.) n smiled remembered those memories.
Maan held her hands n said, “Thank u Geet massage ke liye n aise hi muskurati raho achi lagti ho” (Thank u Geet for the massage n keep smiling like this only u look good) in a trance seeing her smile.
Geet smiled n then started frowning remembering him leaving for Italy n she was angry on him for not informing her.
Maan seeing the frown asked, “Kya huva Geet???” (What happened Geet???)
Geet jerked her hand n said,”Kuch nahi ab aap apna kaam kijye main chalti hu.” (Nothing now u do ur work Im going.) n turned to leave when she felt a tug on her wrist n as she turned she saw Maanholding her wrist.
Geet tried to free herself n said, “Mera haath chodiye Maan” (Leave my hand Maan) but he tightened his grip n pulled her n she landed on his lap. Maan held her in place n when Geet realised what he did she tried to get up but he didnt leave her. She then started hitting her tiny fists on his chest while Maan tightened his grip on her waist n said, “Mishty tum gussa kyu hogayi achanak???” (Mishty why did u get angry so suddenly???)
Geet, “Aap Italy ja rahe ho aur mujhe bataya tak nahi aur woh bhi do hafto ke liye. Baby ka naamkaran hai next week aur aap nahi honge tab…” (U are going to Italy n u didnt tell me n that too for two weeks. It is baby’s naming ceremony next week n u wont be there…)
Maan smiled seeing her cribbing to him n lifted her chin n made her look at him n said, “Urgent meeting agayi hai Mishty. Waha kuch problems chal rahi hai aur uske wajhe se KC ko bohut nuksan bhi ho sakta hai isiliye ja raha hu aur naamkaran main toh nahi rahunga lekin main jaldi anne ki koshish karunga.” (Urgent meeting has come Mishty. There some problems have occurred n it can damage KC’s image n so only Im going n I wont be here in the naming ceremony but I will try to come back soon.)
Geet forgetting everything hearing about the problem in KC asked, “Isiliye aap subah se pareshaan ho???” (Is that why u were worried from morning???)
Maan nodded n sighed in worry n said, “Yeh bohut important deal hai Mishty. agar yeh humare hatho se chala gaya toh KC ki reputation bigad jayegi.” (This is a very important deal Mishty. If we lose this deal then KC’s reputation will be at stake) n closed his eyes in worry.
Geet gently massaged his forehead n said, “Aisa kuch nahi hoga. Yeh mera vishwas hai aur mujhe yakeen hai ke aap yeh problem jald solve karn doge kyuki kitni saari families KC ke wajhe se hi apna din chala sakti hai toh unke liye aapko jaldi se yeh problem solve karna hoga aur agar kuch huva toh ghar pe phone kar ke bata dijyega.” (Nothing like that will happen. This is my belief n my trust that u will soon solve this problem bcoz many families are dependent on KC for their daily needs so u will surely solve this problem soon n if anything happens call at home n tell)
Maan sighed n said, “Thank u Mishty. Tumhare baat ne mujhe phir se himat di hai aur ab kuch galat nahi hoga.” (Thank u Mishty. Ur words having given me back my courage n now nothing will be wrong.)
Geet smiled n tried to get up when he stopped her again n said, “Todhi der aur betho na Mishty plz” (Plz sit for sometime more na Mishty)
Geet, “Maan aapko kaam karna hai aur main neeche ja rahi hu Dadima ke pass toh chodiye mujhe.” (Maan u have to finish ur work n Im going down to Dadima so leave me.)
Maan pleaded with his eyes but Geet nodded in no n removed his hand n ran away shouting, “Ab jaldi se apna kaam khatam kijye.” (Now finish ur work fast)
Maan smiled remembering how Geet soothed his pain n then got back to his work.
After sometime he finished his work n freshened up n went down to spend sometime with the family before going to the airport.
As he came down he saw Dadi scolding Vicky for his carelessness n saw Geet playing with the baby while Armaan,Shilpa n Vidya were discussing something. As Dadima saw Maan coming she smiled at him n said, “Aiye Maan himare pass bethaiye.” (Come Maan sit next to me)
Maan sat next to her n kept his head on her shoulder. Dadicarressed his hairs n said, “Aap waha apna khayal rakhna Maan aur kaam main itna main kho jana ke apne tabiyat ka khayal bhi na rakhe aap.” (Maan u take care of urself there n dont get lost in ur work so much that u dont take care of ur health at all.)
Maan nodded n said, “Main apna khayal rakhunga Dadi aur aap bhi apna khayal rakhna aur apni medicines time pe lena aur main yaha nahi hu kar ke aap apni manmani nahi chala sakti samjhi aap…” (I will take care of myself Dadi n u take care of urself n take medicines on time n If im not here dont think u can do what anything at ur will) n gave a stern look to her.
Dadi rolled her eyes n said dramatically, “Ek Geet kam thi ke aap bhi shuru hogaye. Uff Geet ke babaji hum inke dadi hai ya yeh humare hai???” (Was Geet less that even u started. Uff Geet’s babaji am I their Dadi or they are mine???)
Vicky started laughing hearing to Dadi while the others rolled their eyes seeing her over acting. Dadi got angry at Vicky for laughing at her n pulled his ears n said, “Bohut haasi arahi hai na tujhe rukh bata ti hu tujhe…” (U are laughing too much wait I’ll show u…) n started her lecture.
Maan then talked with Armaan,Shilpa n Vidya for sometime n after few mins noticed Geet going towards the garden with the baby n saw her covering a extra blanket on the baby.
After sometime he excused himself n came out in the garden n his lips curved into a smile seeing Geet sitting on the swing n talking something to the baby. He went near them n heard Geet saying, “Baby aapko kaunsa naam pasand aaya??? Pari ya phir Muskaan???” (Baby which name did u like??? Pari or Muskaan???)
As she said the baby yawned or wriggled a bit as if saying she liked all the names n Geet made a confused face n said, “Aapko bhi confusion ho raha hai na sab naam sun ke hume bhi ho raha hai par kaunsa naam rakhe hum aapke liye???” (Even u are in confusion right listening to all the names even Im confused to keep which name for u???)
Maan came from behind n whispered, “Main madat karu???” (Shall I help???)
Geet was startled for a moment but then calmed down n turned towards Maan n made a baby face n nodded her head in a yes. Maansmiled seeing her baby face n came n sat next to her in the swing n said, “Kuch aisa naam socho jo tumhare dimaag main aaye jab tum baby ko dekho…” (Think of such a name that comes to ur mind when u see the baby…)
Geet thought about it n got a name n turned to him with a wide smile n said, “Mil gaya. Thank u Maan” (Got it. Thank u Maan) n whispered the name in baby’s ear n saw her smiling a bit n said, “Baby ko apna naam pasand aaya na???“(Baby liked her name right???) n nuzzled her nose.
Maan, “Mishty mujhe bhi batao na baby ka name???” (Mishty tell me also na baby’s name???)
Geet, “Uh hu. Aapko tab hi pata chalega jab aap wapas aoge aur agar baby ke liye gift leke auoge toh hi warna nahi. Haina baby???” (Uh hu. U will get to know only after u come back n if baby gets a gift or else no. Right baby???) n as if the baby agreed she yawned.
Maan, “Yeh kya baat hai Mishty. Plz batao na main kisi ko nahi bataunga promise.” (Thia is not done Mishty, Plz tell na I wont tell anyone promise.)
Geet, “Nahi matlab nahi aur ab hum andar ja rahe hai hume bohut thand padh rahi hai.” (No means no n now we are going in as we are feeling cold) n left with a smirk on her face as she was enjoying teasing Maan. Maan made a baby face at their retreating form n followed them with a grumpy face.
After having dinner, Maan left for airport with Armaan n Vicky.
After checking in as he was waiting for the announcement of the flight he saw a gift shop n went there to see if he could find something nice n saw a cute anklet for small kids n liked it at first sight only n brought it for the baby. As he was going to the billing counter he saw another beautiful piece n immediately it reminded him of Geet n he brought it for her.
After paying the bill he kept the gifts in his laptop bag n as he was closing it he saw a note n took it out to read,
Im sure u must be wondering what is in this letter well it is to remind u that plz take care of urself n dont worry everything will be fine n plz do call if any problem is there. Going to miss u a lot. Bye have a safe journey n plz come back soon.
Will be waiting for u…
Maan smiled reading the letter n texted her, “Will miss u too n will surely take care of myself. But plz baby ka naam batao na…” (Will miss u too n will surely take care of myself. But plz tell baby’s name na…)
In 5 mins he got Geet’s reply, “Nahi batungi :p n bye have a safe journey n pooch ke call kar dena.” (Wont tell :p n bye have a safe journey n call after reaching there.)
After reading it he smiled n as he was about to reply when the announcement of the flight came n he had to leave to board his flight. After boarding he switched off his mobile n opened his laptop n began working but after fifteen mins closed it n looked at the wallpaper on his desktop n smiled.
He began thinking how he started feeling attracted towards Geetfrom the first time he saw her at the hospital itself n thinking about her a smile curved on his lips n he dozed off thinking about hisMishty, Geet.
Old precap – Maaneet missing each other
New precap – Naamkaran… Accident… Realisation… Confession.