PART – 4
Geet returned in same drunken state. Not in senses. Thanks to Mr. Handa’s guards who brought her back safely, every night.
Next morning Sukhdev Lal Handa went to meet the person he called. He was tensed and scared for her future. Nothing going good with his only treasure,his grand daughter.
Ranjit Khurana’s jet lands. Porch was stood in his welcome. Arpita arranged everything for his comfort. “Good noon sir.” He greets him.
Chauffer welcome him and put his luggage in car. One guard opened the door for him. “Sir in 20 minutes we will be at your hotel.” He informed.
“No, first I visit my friend. So move the car to his mansion.” He instructed the chauffer as his heart felt restlessness and only get peace when he met with his friend.
“Alright sir.” He nodded and changed the route.
“It’s 12:35 pm and Geet still sleeping. Sukhdev just returned from his meeting when his servant informed him about friend’s arrival.
His long vanished smile returned to his dried lips. His eyes glitters after ages. His step paced to see his friend. Sukhdev Lal Handa walked in pace to meet. Both friends were happy to see each other after such a long time. He hug him and their eyes moistening together.
“How are you?” Both asked together and laugh. He took him for breakfast so they could talk with peace.
It’s 1 am in India. Dev and Meera were talking over phone. He shares everything with her. “Meera I am worried. What if bro find out where is Grandpa.” He sound so low.
“Yeah it’s a serious matter. I think aunt should tell him the truth. Because later if he find out from some other source. He will be angry and hurt both.” She was also thinking about Maan’s reaction. She was Dev’s close friend and know whole family since they were 5. She visit KM casually and now the behavior of his family members.
“Yeah.” He sighed.
“Dev don’t take stress. We will talk in a morning. It’s too late now.” She know he was tense so tried to change his mind. “Today we have a test. I hope you prepared?”
“Yes I do. And if I struck somewhere then you are there for me.” He laughed.
“Sorry but I am not gonna help you in cheating.” She denied.
“But you are my friend.” He start buttering her.
“Sorry. In exams no friendship. Because I don’t want you to depend on any one for any matter. Jo bhi karo apne basis pe karo. Now go and sleep. Good night.” She told him straight and same time boost him indirectly.
He laughed again. “Good night.”
Sun dawn. Maan glanced at his wrist watch and called his grandfather. He wants to hear about his health. “How are you grandpa?” He asked casually.
“I am good junior.” He replied formally.
“And your friend Mr. Handa.” He asked straight and left his mother who was stood next to him, and his grand father both at same time.
Arpita stole eyes from him and his grandfather shook his head. “He is fine now..” he replied in a cold voice,knowing there is no use of lying any more.
“Great. So when will you come back grandpa?” Maan wants to know how long he planned to stay there with his friend.
“Very soon son.”
“Alright.” He said and cut the call. Arpita tried to avoid him as she knew now its her turn to be questioned by him. “Wait a minute mom.” He stopped her and walked to confront her. “Next time when you think of lying or hiding something, then make sure you do your homework properly. Our old client who lived in Canterbury, died 5 years ago.” His voice was stern and jaw clenched hard.
“Wo actually…” Arpita felt ashamed. She felt small before her son as he caught her lie.
Maan was angry so he left without hearing any excuse of her. He reached to his office. Rahul knocked and asked for information.
“Yes Rahul.” he allowed him.
“Sir there is a problem in our U.S project.” He sound dull.
“What happened?” He asked staring at him.
“Sir the authorities there causing trouble. I think only you can handle them.” He told him.
“Hmm.” he hummed and Rahul left his cabin.
Maan was worried. “How can I left for U.S. if I stay there for whole 6 months who will be with them. All are like kids. No I can’t leave my family for this long. But if I not go there company face a big loss. Now what would I do?” Maan was in deep thought. Neither he want loss for his company nor he wants to leave his family who needs his protection.
Ranjit himself saw Geet and her ways. He understood what Sukhdev must be going through. “Sukhi what’s going on?” He asked straight.
He held his friends hand. “Ranjit trust me my princess is not bad as media showing her. I know she adapt some bad habits but there is a reason and you know that.” He said in a dull voice like his face.
Ranjit thought for a second. “Sukhi I think you should get her marry. I am sure she would leave all her bad habits after that.” He suggested her.
“You think i didn’t try. Its not easy. First my princess isn’t ready for marriage. Second no boy of good family will accept her as his bride. You know her image. If someone get ready then only for my money. Aise insaan k hath kaise saunp du apni bachhi ko?” His forehead squeezed and corner of his eyes turn moist again.
“Don’t loose hope my friend. You know when we started we have nothing in hand. Zero se hum yaha tak aaye hai. I know this problem is serious but not as much that we can’t handle. Main baat karu Geet se? Who know she like someone and if you find him good then we will go for it.” He wants to talk with Geet.
Sukhdev stared him in doubt. He wasn’t sure that if he get any success in this matter. “See I will not assured you for anything but if you want you can try.”
Geet was ready to leave for her night life. Fortunately both caught her before she lefts. “Geet puttar come here.” Sukhdev called her and formally introduced with his friend as Geet was so small when she met Khuranas and afterwards she never went back to India. Geet greets him.
“Dadu I am leaving.” She told him flat.
“NO. ” He roared. “You are not going anywhere. Sit here. He wants to talk with you.” He told her.
She stared him but he made her obey. Geet sat and he left. “It’s okay beta I am not going to bore you.” He trying to made her comfortable.
“I know apko kya baat karni hai. But I am not interested.” She told straigh on his face.
He smiled seeing her attitude similar to his junior. “Wow I am impressed. You already know what I am going to say. Okay now you tell me what I want to say?” He tackled her in his own way. Geet was silent. Not say word. So he insisted again.
“Uncle please spare me. I know you are going to talk about my image. But I don’t care what other thinks about me. I live my life in my own way and none has a right to judge me. If they want they can but I am not going to justify myself to anyone. Not even to you. So please stop wasting our both time. Good bye.” She blasted. She was frustrated and out of control. She doesn’t like if anyone poke in her personal space. Geet stood up and walked away.
Sukhdev who was hearing every thing from far away, appeared in the room again. “I told you.” His lashed was lowered out of guilty.
“Don’t be upset. I know how to handle her. I have one in my eye who can handle her and I am sure she will change. Surely change. She is not dumb Sukhi. She understands everything just need a one who tame her with every needed effort.” He gave his prediction after their conversation.
Sukhdev was scared. “Who?”
“My junior. My grandson Maan.” He said proudly.
“Will he…?” Sukhdev was scared and worried both at same time as he knew how is he.
Ranjit held his arms. “Don’t scared. Trust he will never do anything with her which gave her pain but yes he will put her on right track for sure.”
“But Geet is not going to ready and what if Maan rejects her?” He was doubtful…