Roothe Piya – Manaoon kaise Part 11 – Part 20

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Part 11
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First day of office , how is she supposed to know everything. But it was Maan Singh Khurana’s office where work have to be done, how , you have to figure out.

 

Geet took a deep breath, straightened herself and checked her files. She had so many times preceded such meetings but today she was nervous. Maan has given her such a big work and responsibility to her on her first day, though he said he did not trust her but was this not somewhere a little trust within that he called her in Meeting with client her very first day. Though she know how tough the hours have gone, since yesterday.

 

Somewhere she was worrying, if the client knew her then but chances were low but at present she have no option.

 

She opened the door “You are 2 mints late Miss Geet, khurana group does not make its client wait.”

 

He turned to his client from London “I am sorry mister McGrath, she is a new employee.”

 

It’s Ok Mr. Khurana, we blindly trust your work.”

 

Geet felt bad, first thing and she let him down. But it was just 2 mints why have he to emphasis, but it was Maan what else could she expect in this new Avatar of his.But Maan was in complete work mode now. He had promised himself, he will not let anything, any feeling, happy or sad, anger or calmness let interfere with his work.

 

Geet seeing his serious workaholic mode, immediately placed the copies of file in front of clients and Maan. She was more scared of placing it in front of Maan rather than clients.

 

Sir you all can go ahead with the details and data in file and I will then go over with everything one by one.” She said nervously, first looking at clients and then at Maan, who gave her just blank look.

 

As Maan opened the file, Geet clutched her sweaty hands and gulped her saliva.

 

God let everything be fine, let him know how much dedication I have put into it

 

While Maan and client were going thru the files Geet realized, how her efficient employees would be nervous to present their work in front of her and how she would blast off their all hard work of one small mistake.

 

Babaji, I know how hard my employees work. Don’t take their revenge with me.”

 

After a while Maan closed his files and looked at the clients “So, how do you all feel about the report and data

 

Ufff.. she shied in relief, he like the report. Every one was impressed by the report. Geet felt so relieved but it was short.

 

So Miss Geet, can we start with the presentation” “Presentation?? ” Ok Ok she knows that these kinds of meeting are accompanied with presentation but how could he expect her to create report on a very brand new project on her first day and also be ready with presentation and on the top of it she has realized, how big the projects of Khurana group were.

 

Presentation sir? ” she asked with fake smile “Yes go ahead, you said you will be going with details on everything, so now I think everyone is ready for your presentation.”

 

She shaked her head to signal Maan but he did not notice as he got busy with clients.

 

So Miss Geet, the report is so awesome and we know the presentation will be great as well.” Geet had been used to dealing with critical situation with client. She can handle them now, but her main worry was Maan after this meeting.

 

Off course, the presentation will be great and so we can meet with presentation in another meeting soon, right sir.” She looked at Maan

 

Maan kept his cool with client there but anger boiling in him “doesn’t she know that these meeting are accompanied with presentation. So Miss Geet, here you go with your plan to spoil my reputation.” He concluded.

 

He immediately turned to his clients “Do you all have any free time today later in after noon, I promise the presentation will be ready by then.”

 

He turned to Geet “Miss Geet, they will be leaving tomorrow early in morning and before that we were planning to finalize at least final stage.”

 

Then the 5pm time was fixed.

 

How can I know all the details in just one day, Brand new huge project, and then all his secretary’s job goes along with this one.” She cribbed in her mind

 

But Geet you should have discussed with him regarding project… hmmm…”

 

After client went, Maan called Geet with coffee.

 

Geet entered his office with coffee, she took one coffee for herself too. In pressure of work she had almost forgotten that she has not left the office for home since yesterday.

 

Sir, Coffee.” “hmm take a seat.”

 

 They sipped the coffee “do you think, your these silly tricks will anyway spoil my reputation. I very well know, how much it hurts you to see my success and how you had then done all to spoil my hard work and my image… but no more

 

No sir, its not like that, actually” “No excuses, I know you very well. And your one trick on me and you see what happen

 

She kept quiet, speaking will only fire his anger, she could only crib in mind “dhamki, bas dhamki. Does he have any idea that I have worked whole night in this office all alone  last night

 

Ok, Now coming to point, I want presentation ready by 4. I will review it first before meeting. You can get started now.”

 

She did not say anything just got up to go but again “and listen, after this meeting I will deal with you” she just nodded her head and left.

 

After she left “That was one of our first morning Geet when you had started crushing me within you. Better leave this place as soon as possible before my anger takes a different turn all together.”

 

Maan remembers their first morning;

 

Past

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 “From when I am asking her” “Maan” his Bauji stopped him in middle. Yes, Bauji, Maan knew he was the first person to believe that any mistake done will be of Maan. He considered Maan the most impractical person in whole world and according to him, this unpractical behavior was the cause of Geet’s anger.

 

Uncle, I have thought for whole night and though I don’t accept this marriage as I can’t bear that this level of person being my husband BUT

 

She did not realize blaming this on Maan was completely hurting them. How would parents feel to hear this about their son from their newly wed DIL but for Geet feelings of middle class people meant nothing?

 

It was her and her parents’ situation that was important as they have class and they were name in the society. Who knew these people but she did not realize that they have their own society too?

 

But?? ” Maan was feeling bad, his parents pain he could feel

 

Please uncle ask him to not interfere and let me finish my talk with you. “

 

She turned towards Maan “How many time do you need a reminder that I don’t even stand with people of your class. They are seniors let me talk to them.”

 

“Maan” his father indicated, his father who was too shocked with everything did not want the situation to go very worse. If Geet leaves and go, how will he face his society where he and his family is respected so much.

 

Uncle I have decided that till my HP project gets completed, i.e. 1.5 -2yrs, I will stay in this house, it will be good for all of us

 

 

Maan who did not thinking any twisted manner was confused with what was going in her mind. “Geet you can discuss with me and then we can talk to my parents. You don’t know them how can you

 

She turned to him “will you let me speak at least” His father signaled Maan to be quiet as he could not take his son’s insult any more.

 

He could not say anything to Geet too, with so much expectation his friend had handed Geet to them, without thinking of any status and class. How could he let his friend down?

 

Maan’s parent’s felt chocked between the situations.

 

Uncle, If I leave then it will not be good for you I know, this society is going to ask you so many questions and what will you answer my father

 

Maan could not bear to take this

 

Now why are my parents answerable to your father? Is your father not answerable to us?”

 

Maan this is not your culture to argue this way with your wife, that to on first day. You don’t have to leave your manner and I am here to make decision” Maan was still child for him but for Maan it was painful seeing his parents go thru so many things due to his marriage.

 

Aur galat kya keh rahee hai… how will we face everyone, this society and her father. You know I have given my words to him that Geet will be happy with us

 

Geet looked sternly at Maan, showing her superiority “for me, I don’t want my father to be sad and guilty for the reason he found wrong match for me.  So  I will stay here for these days and then slowly breaking tie after that will not be as shocking for him. He has always faced the world with his head high and I can’t bear his head down just for me.”

 

What? Your father will be hurt, what about my parents being hurt

 

She completely ignored him “And secondly Uncle, My project is running in HP and I will head it and this rumor can go against me and at the very beginning will spoil my and companies image coz this is small village and these things will be like fire here.” She said frankly why she wanted to stay and why they should confirm her decision.

 

You are doing it just for your reasons, right?” Maan questioned.

 

But it is good for you too, your reputation too. What will people here say if they know you were rejected by your wife on your first night itself?”

 

He felt like someone slapped him had on his face and quietly left the place. He was not wordly but he was educated and had great mind. And being insulted like that from his wife in front of his parents filled him with shame.

 

His mom wanted to explain Geet something but his Bauji just pulled her hand.

rehne do, baat badegee.. slowly slowly everything will be fine… thorda dheeraj rakhoo” he said slowly

 

 

Part 12
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Maan came back to present, not wanting to think past but Geet being near him was not helping. It was just making things worse

 

Maan you don’t have to be effected by her. Just keep an eye on her and treat her as a common employee

 

He looked at Geet who was immersed in making presentation. Then his eye went on envelope in his table, he opened the envelope. It was regarding another project which needed his immediate attention.

 

Geet you cannot divert me from my work… Gosh I was just going to miss this one

 

He dialed her, she picked the phone still immersed in her work “Come in my cabin soon

 

But sir presentation…” “No arguments come immediately.”

 

Geet knew she has to go to him as well as finish presentation, there was no option

 

yes sir” “Yes, take this dictation and draft it well and send it at address by today’s office outgoing mail

 

Dictation? “She is used to give the dictation not take it.

 

Sir I am busy with the presentation, can I send someone else if you don’t mind” Maan gave her a stern look and seeing that before he was about to start his lecture on her duties she picked the notebook and pen

 

Sir I am ready” Geet took the dictation, drafted and posted it and then again started working on presentation. It has to be great and on time, no mercy this time.

 

While Maan got busy with other work, aloof of the fact that GEEt was here working for him since her first day without having dinner or lunch as he has loaded her with so much work and kept adding work of PS on top of it.

 

Geet did not have even time to even charge her phone when it went dead, she had no idea, so when her father was calling worriedly, she did not pick it up.

 

Geet was completely exhausted when she was called by Maan sharp at 4. She showed him the presentation and he Okayed it.

 

When she was about to leave “You look too messed up. Geet Handa is not this I know so don’t try to act much. I want you well presentable in meeting, sharp at 5pm.”

 

Now when she thought she will take a break, he gave her the work to look presentable.

 

The meeting at five went well. After client went, Maan was about to talk to Geet when his phone rang .. “Handa construction” He looked suspiciously at Geet but without telling her picked the phone

 

Maan beta” he heard Mohinder handa’s shaking voice. Voice was shaking as he did not have guts to talk to Maan and he was also hell worried about GEET. With no option he had to call

 

Maan went far away from Geet “Ji Papa…” he had thought of calling uncle but that did not happen with Maan

 

Beta I am sorry to disturb you per Geet, I have no Idea of where she is

 

Maan looked at Geet. This girl cannot stop troubling anyone.

 

But before he could say anything “she has not come since yesterday .. she informed that she has to stay in office whole night but from morning I am calling, phone nahi utta rahee. I was worried.” Maan just pulled Geet and handed her the phone.

 

Maan then realized that she has been in office since yesterday. He closed his eyes with the though of realization but then soon gained his control

 

All this to gain sympathy, I am not buying this Geet Handa” and he left.

 

Geet after a while came with some other files to handle them to Maan

 

Listen, you had your lunch right? If you don’t know, there is office canteen in the bottom floor. You have to find everything on your own. Don’t expect me to give personalize tour to you.” There was a hidden concern but will he accept, never. She was nothing to him now is all he wanted to believe.

 

Thank you sir for asking. I will try to figure out everything soon. Can I leave now?”

 

Hmm” and Geet left the cabin and closed her eyes with slight tears in her eyes. He had concern; she could not miss to notice it. He is Maan and he can never be as hard as she had been, however hard he tries to prove it, she thought.

 

Her whole days’ pain was forgotten. His 10 pain will try to break her but his one concern will bounce her back. It was only he who will help her in her mission, she will have to look upto him and hold on to his smallest support and travel this tough route. No one else can help her in this rough emotional journey. This is how Geet has decided.

 

Geet was in car, back to home, happy at the thought of how he had at last made her day. And this small small hope will help her. But then she realized how she had been hard on him always.

 

Past

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She had decided to stay in their house for 1.5 or 2 yrs. But staying was not as simple as she had expected.

 

Geet had went to her father just to know in polite manner why he selected Maan.

 

Dad, just wanted to know, you must have found something special in Maan

 

Beta, don’t go by the status and simplicity of Maan, he is a gem. Tabhi to itne bhir me maine usse chuna tumhare liye.Trust your dad.”

 

Status do matter Dad but if you say so I go by your words” she did not say anything to hurt her dad but did not internally buy any of his words.

 

How will she make him meet her friends if they ask.

 

ohh no, I am not going to take side of that man. In fact my friend will know how this middle class man had dreamt of a rich girl. I will show him this down that he will think twice before standing in front of me.” She confirmed in her mind.

 

We can fix the status issue dear, why don’t we make him a board member in our company

 

Yes Dad, whatever you feel is correct

 

Very well, now I know this man will jump to this opportunity and once he has done this, I will show him his real color. All his chanting for his parents will go and at least for these 2 yrs he will do whatever I say and I can pass these years in peace.”

 

Geet’s father came to visit them and they were welcomed whole heartedly.

They had offered Maan the position as Board of member

 

But how can I be board member?” his father who wanted Maan to have practical approach at least literally banged his head at Maan’s question.

 

But Maan what’s wrong if you are being offered. You must have caliber.” His dad said

 

off course Maan deserves it” said her dad but Geet could not bear it. This Maan has hurt her ego my arguing with her, he will see the punishment.

 

Geet’s main anger on Maan was he was her husband and she was not able to digest this fact but she also knew that he was her husband and at present could do nothing about it. This led to more and more loathness for Maan in her heart. To calm her anger and to boast her ego she needed to do something and coz Maan was the core reason, he will have to suffer

 

Well Dad, why don’t I talk to Maan personally in room and tell him why he deserves this post.”

 

Maan was surprised to see this soft Geet, maybe meeting with dad, her POV has changed.

 

He left to room with Geet. She closed the door “So you want to know the reason, reason is simple. I can’t be seen associated with person of your status so you have to come up, at least somewhere to my position. And that’s why this post is being offered to you” She threw paper on his face

 

Now sign it? ” Maan who never gave any attention too his ego, actually felt his ego breaking down with this much insult.

 

“I am sorry, take care of your status in your way. I am not interested. I was about to sign but they way you think, I will never sign for this post.”

 

Wow, what an ego man, but don’t act pricy with me. I know your hungry eyes are dying to take this post. I very well know you middle class people.”

 

Maan knew her father was down, if he says something everyone will know of fights and he did not want her parents to know about all this. For him this was still internal matter between them.

 

After saying such pretty words, your heart must feel some peace, right. But as I said, you have to take care of your status your way” an he left the room

 

Khadoos” this was first time she labeled him Khadoos for showing his attitude.

 

Maan politely declined the offer to her parents to which his father did not approve. What was wrong in that, he was their Son –In-Law and he deserves such posts on merit too, then why not? And this would have calmed Geet to, but this boy is ready to spoil everything. What he did not know was, what happened behind the door.

 

Part 13
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Maan was somewhere not liking the fight. The ever light environment at home was loosing its charm. Everything seemed so serious and his parents were always in concern.

 

He decided to talk to Geet again and try to resolve issue and their fight.

 

She is my wife, Mishty mana hai maine usse, what does it matter if I bend a little in front of her and the liveliness of house returns back. Maybe this way things will sooth and she can also absorb the situation.”

 

Now I am married to her, in our family never have any marriage broke. I can at least try from my side.”

 

He knocked her door, she opened with pink night suit on. She was so beautiful, he could not deny. He again got little lost in her, his heart beating at different speed all together.

 

What’s up, come straight

 

Maan wanted to make things Ok, he smiled “I have something to talk, can I come in

 

wow’ where did all those attitude go away Mr.” he was prepared, knew harsh words would come. He has to be patient and talk to her. This was all going wrong and somehow needed to be fixed.

 

Anyways I don’t discuss anything with person like you, I have my class but what to do, am stuck here

 

See I know, your status is way beyond mine, but we both are stuck in this situation. Can we not discuss it and try to bring situation to some control

 

Yes my dad wanted to make things normal but you, you spoilt it all by not signing the post

 

Ok, if you want me to sign, I will but let’s try to make environment friendly

 

He was about to sign the paper when she snatched it away

 

chh chh chh’. Your dream is about to fulfilled and I snatched it away

 

What?I am doing this coz you want me to do.”

 

Hey,don’t show me any attitude, I very well know persons like you. First you showed attitude to sign but then when it didn’t work you came with your polite face and telling me that you are signing this for me.”

 

I know how middleclass people are, your greedy eyes on property on position, aur ho bhi kyun na’you have got a jackpot in form of marriage with me’. Now do one thing, Say sorry to me and then sign the paper. I know you will do it,just for one sorry you will not leave this opportunity and Money

 

I am sorry, if you think so I will not sign. Believe me I did not marry you coz of money, I can earn a lot than I am currently but I don’t want to run after it. See try to understand we are now married and so I just want to suggest we can at least try. “

 

Try with you, how can you even imagine and have guts to say it.”

 

See you are upset with everything, I know. But vent it out on me and please be calm in front of my parents

 

And why are you ready to take all my crap” He looked deeply into her eyes, kept looking into it, it was so intense that the hard Geet also shook for a second

 

Coz I love you and I had madly fallen in love with you way before our marraige. Tumhare yeh berukhee iss pyar ko aise mita nahi sakhi Geet. I have spent nights and days talking with you thru pictures’. Haan gusse me kuch jyada bol gaya main bhi

 

She immediately showed her fingers to him, how he can have guts to speak this rubbish in front of her. “Don’t even dare to say that again.”

 

Maan looked to other side and closed his eyes “And listen, OK I will not say anything to your parents but you need to see a proper place of where you belong or else Believe me I will make you hate me one day‘ “

 

Then Maan had no option but to stay working in Handa construction as Local Civil Engineer as Geet had challenged him to earn money for his family on own and he could not trust to leave his parents alone with her and move to different city for other opportunity. No better opportunity available in HP.

 

But however Maan tried to make things normal, Geet had decided to show him his place. He had guts to argue with her and then a middle class person like him, how he dare confess his feelings in front of her. She needed to satisfy her Ego.

 

Now the talks in village have started about Maan and Geet relation. People almost knew that Geet did not consider Maan as her husband .

 

She had declined the Muhdikhai function in which almost whole village was invited.They could not cancel the function as it would be a big talk in village but Geet not showing up for Muhdikhai had raised many questions.

 

Maan and his mother had tried to convince her. Maan, she had just rejected to even listen and his mother she politely had said’

 

Please Aunty, aap meri reputation ka soochiye’ these people and these level of people work way beyond me and I here I go and sit down to show them my face and Aunty try to understand, I don’t even accept this marriage then’ you should have cancelled this function at first place’ maine suggest kiya tha

Ok if you insist then I will ‘ I don’t know what elase I have to do for the marriage which I don’t even‘.”

 

Koi baat nahi beta, you don’t need to come if you are so uncomfortable’ you are more important to us. We will manage.”

 

They had somehow tried to manage the function but people had started to talk.

 

Maan tried to cover up things as his family had name in village, which was being tarnished but he have to save it. His father was being hurt hearing things but his frustration only came out on Maan as he could not say anything to Geet.

 

Maan one day was out going to bring vegetables when group of girls caught.

 

Kya Maan, hero of our village’ why have you to marry that girl. Did we not say, don’t go for these smart girls per nahi isse he shaukh hua tha” said harpreet

 

Bass karo tum log. Everything is shocking for her and that is why she is so troubled.”

 

Na.. now don’t even talk to your frinds’ did we not say, marry any of us. Itnee diwaniyoon ke beech hote, aisa haal kiya apna” said Nandu

 

Kya haal hua hai mera’ jaisa tha waisa hoon’ chodo mera peecha tumlog” and he went from there.

 

They were all friends and Girls always liked Maan for his looks, his body shody, his football and above all his simple nature’.

 

They always teasingly offered him their hands for marriage with which he used to get irritated but he knew they were his well wishers always.

 

Maan had taken two weeks of vacation for his misty but he had to spend whole two weeks managing things, which was actually not happening. Geet had left for Mumbai for 2-3 days before starting the project in HP.

 

He was sitting at home with his mother who was caressing his hair’

 

Maa today is my match, I am preparing my team for better opportunity. They will go beyond HP. I had been called for selection in state level

 

But your bauji” He turned towards her with fake angry face. He was sitting on ground while she on chair.

 

I missed going two years just coz of him.. please explain him

 

His father came to know and all his frustration of these days came up on Maan.

 

So now you want to tarnish whatever name is left for me. You could not handle your own life. Anyone in place of you would have seen a different life after being married to such girl but you Maan. When will you understand life.”

 

Just denied their offer for the great post you were getting and now instead of doing anything for your career, you are here asking for Footbal selection

 

bauji try to understand” “No You understand, you still don’t understand what we are going thru just becoz of you.”

 

After his father gave the lecture Maan was upset and with his mother. He was imitating his father’s anger when his mother had held his ears and running after him, when Geet was returning home. She had went to HP office directly from flight. And when she had seen the scene, that Maan was holding his ears and sitting on the groung near his mothers knee she had made a disgusting face at Maan.

 

In these two weeks Geet’s behaviour had hurt Maan’s ego too much. He was peace loving person but he had his limit too and it was not due to himself but his father’s and family name were being tarnished. Questions like how Khurana’s just married Maan for money, they were reputed name in HP and how could they do it.

Question that Maan will be working as employee under his own wife and khurana were just watching it, why.. everyone thought Money.
Part 14
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Present

 

Next day Maan called both Geet and Shasha in his cabin

 

Geet as you have prepared and presented the project so well, I will give the responsibility of this project to you

 

Geet could not believe her ears. Maan was giving her real credit for her hard work. Maan Singh Khurana was complete professional, she had heard, today she saw it. He did not bring personal grudges in between the office work.

 

There was so much difference, though she had then too always projected that they were professional, she had brought her personal anger on him in office nad his insult in office by her hand were many times influenced by her personal anger.

 

Shasha as Geet is a new employee we cannot trust her completely but, so I will ask you to supervise her and work will go under your eyes

 

Shasha was very happy that without an effort she was getting to lead such a big project but why was Maan giving such huge responsibility to a secretary was beyond her understanding.

 

Sure sir, I will keep complete eye on it and this new employee too” she looked at Geet

 

 “And I don’t want any unprofessional behavior; my eyes will be on both of you. Credits will be rewarded accordingly

 

Thank you sir” “before thanking me Miss Geet, you should put in habit of listening till I am completely done

 

Sorry sir” “So you both will work from client’s location for the work to go smooth” This was a bombshell.

 

Shasha had no issue but Geet had. She had to stay near Maan

 

But sir we can work efficiently from here too” “Did I ask your suggestion Miss Geet. I want best result and I want work to be handled from on location. If you have objection back out. Anyways you I heard you have problem coping with this worked along with secretary’s job. I am giving you promotion, you should be happy

 

Geet wanted to argue but Maan dismissed them, asking them to get their visas ready and leave by next week to London.

 

But Geet was restless, she in no case wanted to be away from him and he was finding ways to send her far away.

 

Geet had to talk to him but then Maan got busy. It was almost evening and most employee had left when Maan entered his office. But before he could gather Geet closed the door and blind.

 

She held his wrist “Maan” Maan turned  to find his Mishty alive in front of him, her looks and softenss in her face he closed his eyes. He needed to send her away before he fall into the illusion she was creating he thought.

 

Behave yourself Miss Geet” but Geet ignored his professionalism and came near him and was looking into his eyes.

 

Maan gulped his saliva, feeling her so close and such soft eyes and then she touched his cheeks softly with her soft hands. Ripple ran down Maan’s rib with such force that it almost shaked him. He immediately jerked himself.

 

Maan don’t fall in this trap. You cannot be this weak

 

Geet yeh kya batamizee hai” he said almost shaking “batamizee?? Haan to batamizee he sahi. What do I do, if my husband did not do with me, I have to do

 

But I was never your husband and you declared that, I should remind you if your memory is that short” pained with the feeling of how at each and every instance she had proved it to him with her words and acts.

 

Geet again knowing all his allegations were true, ignored it and hugged him tight from back’Feeling the peace at heart of being so close to her husband. Ohh what she had missed in her ego and same was Maan doing now. She will not let it happen again to them. And above al she wanted to wash away all his pain by giving him unconditional love. No Ego for him at all.

 

Maan stood like statue, feeling her so close to him’ trying hard to jerk away all she was stirring within him.. it was a trap and illusion.

 

Tell me you don’t feel anything with this closeness. Kuch nahi hota keh dijiye” this broke Maan’s thought and he jerked her away.

 

Yes, hota hai’ you want to know what’ when you touch me each and every cell of my body goes thru deep pain. Its only pain that happens when you touch me

 

Tears rolled down Geet’s  eyes’ ” don’t send me away from you Maan. I don’t want to go London. I promise I will do my best to make the project successful but don’t send me away from you. Please Maan

 

do you really expect me to believe you with all this drama of yours. It doesn’t suits you Geet. Come back to yourself

 

She again held his arm “Don’t send me to London please Maan

 

We will talk after this project. You are leaving for London next week or backing out from project. Let me know by tomorrow

 

Geet could not back out from project. She has promised to do all Maan asks her to do and she wanted to prove him by making the project successful.

 

Let him keep throwing her away from him but she come back’ Take all allegations but come back in life. If its called being shameless then be it, she cared for nothing now. She has lost her wonderful family and her loving husbands love due to all this and now no more.

 

At Night she called Maan’s mother “Maa Maan is sending me to London, I don’t want to go far from him. Trust me I want to come back in his life just as his wife.. unke sari sharte manjoor hai mujhe aur app logon kee bhi

 

Savitris’ soft heart melted and though Geet had been harsh but she could sense truth in her words now and she also knew Maan will not accept anyone as wife other than his Mishty.

 

She wanted family for her son and Geet was her only option.

 

If you are true by heart then I will help you beta’ mujhe bhi to meri bahu ghar me chahiye’ I can’t see Maan alone in pain anymore. I will talk to him

 

Maan was in huge ground of his mansion, crazily kicking the football here and there’

 

Why did her touch effect him, it should have been repelling but it was soothing, he could not digest that fact’It was stirring him with new feeling and desire which he hated’

 

How could he be so weak’ how could her touch not be repelling coz he hated her but why did it burn him in different way’ No this girl was trying to prove him how weak he is in front of her’ he cannot let her win’ no in no case.

 

How much he had tried to move ahead, frequently changing girlfriends, to prove himself that he was not longing for Mishty. Mishty was just an illusion.

 

But why, why had he hated any girl to even touch him. He had kept changing GFs, that any one of them will make him fall in love and he will love at least any one of theirs touch’ he had tried hard to prove to himself that he could move ahead and beyond Mishty but no, it had not happened.

 

Some of them have tried to even kiss him and he had jerked her away and broke with her.

 

And why today this Geet Handa’s touch had a different effect on him. Maan was going crazy, he was madly going around the ground and his mother was watching him, tears rolled down her eyes.

 

I am sorry son, only Geet can bring life in you and only she can have effect in you. I am sorry son but I will have to somewhere go against you to bring life in your life. Main tujhe aisa nahi dekh sakti.”

 

Part 15
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Tere pyaar mein yuon jal jayenge hum

humari raakh se tera dil dhadkne lage

 

Tujhe jo dard diye humne, uski sazaa khud hi nibhaynge hum

khuda ke samne tujhe uska hissedar na bana pade

– Ritzy

 {For Geet’s present condition}

Geet had to leave for London and Maan would not budge on that. Caliber wise he never had any question regarding Geet but there was a trust issue, he still did not know why Geet was here in his life and with 180 degree turned in her behavior. He in no case was ready to believe that she has fallen in love with him’ that was beyond imagination for him’ Geet was in love with Maan.. no, it can never be true.

 

Secondly, he did not want to boast her confidence too high and thus he placed Shasha on top of her.

 

Geet was packing to leave for London. Her dad though angry with her has seen how Geet after spoiling her family life have repented and how she has fallen in love with Maan and how she was struggling now to win his trust and love back.

 

HE in heart wished her all the best, he did not come in front as he too wanted her to fight and win this battle on her and alone.

 

Geet tried her best for getting the London trip cancelled. Being near him after so long, her heart was aching at the thought of going away from him. But it was his wish, she have to do it. Even after so much pain she had given him, he unlike her did recognize her work. He did not let the personal pain come in between profession, which she had failed to do in past. She will do her best and come back with success, never letting him down.

 

Geet went back to past when Maan used to work under her

 

Past

 

Maan had joined the office today and he had to face all the eyes on him. He quietly went and sat on his seat. Everyone in office knew he was head boss’ husband and Geet was already in office and had shown her dominance in the office.

 

People could not hold for long and one by one they started coming to Maan

 

wow Maan’ you got golden bird in your hand yaar’ beautiful and rich

 

Its good for me na, why are you being jealous

 

Other

Jealous’ haha Maan, yeh to dekh,
where you are setting and where your wife is

 

Other

iss se to achcha hota, you could handle home.. kaam kerne kee jaroorat kya hai, when you have a golden bird at hand

 

Maan held his coller “Apne kaam se kaam rakho, I am doing my job, she is doing hers but you will not understand this.”

 

But then Geet came there: “What is happening over here? disperse everyone and you Khurana, in my office immediatly

 

In front of everyone Geet, his wife called him like that; it openly showed what Maan’s status in front of his wife was. He could feel everyone laughing on him but he cared less. He walked behind Geet who walked in complete bossy style.

 

I will not tolerate this unprofessional behavior Khurana” Maan closed his eyes feeling the insult but he gulped the saliva and tightened his fist to keep himself in control

 

Geet, its not like that” She immediately got up and pointing finger at her “Mam, this is office and I am you boss, way above your level, get that well in your mind and heart

Maan took few seconds to utter that word.. how is he supposed to call his own wife as Mam

 

Now tell me what was all that. Don’t waste my time” “Mam Mam I was not at fault, they just gathered in my cabin, what I could do

 

don’t give me excuse Khuaran. what was that holding of collar. I will not tolerate such rustic behavior of yours in my office

 

Ok, it won’t happen again” Maan’s heart burned, what he had imagined about this marriage and how everything was being badly trashed

 

Say sorry for your mistake and leave my cabin” Maan closed his eyes, Geet could see his frustration and was enjoying, for her he was a man who just married her for her money and she will teach him the lesson for messing up with her life.

 

Sorry” “sorry Mam” he said on his own before she could say further.

 

When Maan turned he saw whole office almost looking at the cabin and he knew Geet facing this side knew it very well.

 

He quietly went to his cube to start with his work.

 

In the evening Maan went directly to the playground to take out his frustration, he was loosing his patience. He felt this girl would force him to change himself. He was boiling with anger now. What could he do?

 

But while he was on playground, words reached Rajendra’s ears. He could not say anything to Geet as if she say some harsh words to him then it would be a big insult, though she won’t, he had that much faith.

 

Rajendra when asked Geet “Uncle, we offered him the post of board of member, he himself denied and is working on this position on his will.. where am I at fault” she said politically and left.

 

When Maan has arrived, Rajendra stopped Maan, he was very upset and Geet was watching the scene from her room window.

 

This is the day I have brought you up right Maan. Just coz of your stubborn ness what else have I to hear more.. where were you till now

 

In the field” rajendra clapped his hands in anger and turned to his mother “wow now see your son,  he does not care of what happens to my respect, he has to go to field

 

Maan was himself in foul mood “Bauji, this was third and last chance and becoz you did not agree I have to deny my selection on state level .. aur kiya karoon main

 

Football football football is all you care. Give me my respect back and do whatever you want‘.”

 

Now what have I done, I am trying my best”  “No, you got a chance of good post but your ego, you declined and now working and misbehaving in your wife’s office. You have placed my head down Maan

 

Maan did not know what to say after long conversation, seeing his father feeling so humiliated

 

OK, I promise you today I will build up a big company, earn name, fame and money everything, if that will shut up peopl and will hold your head high

 

Geet clapped and came down “wow Good decision, this you had to do, you were just acting pricey, lo sign karo yeh paperpe  and get name of your father high

 

I will earn name for my father on my basis Geet Handa keep your position to yourself

 

Ohh really, do you think it’s a game, be practical, chalo maaf kiya tumhe’ sign karlo.” Geet badly wanted him to sign, he will then be forever indebted to her.

 

Maan.. Geet is being practical or else how could you do” “I will do and show you all. Bauji I will do anything for you.. just trust your son” and he left.

 

His father was again upset with Maan’s unpractical approach. Maan has decided something which seemed impossible and he feared his head is always going to be held down.

 

So you challenged me, Kardoos.. how dare he’ I will see how you can build up a company, as if it is a game.. and if he does which he never can I know, let him face the hurdles’ if this level of person can stand up a company then at every corner of India there will be a business empire…silly man” what she did not know was Maan’s caliber, on basis of which her father had selected Maan.

Part 16
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Maan was upset…he was in his room lost in deep thought.

 

Maan’s thought

 

How has things changed so much, I am chanching I feel myself.

 

I never shout at girls and today I almost fought with Geet and took challenge. I don’t like life like this. I have always loved to be care free but now why can’t I be.

 

Why did I promised Bauji that i will bring name ,fame and money to him. he have always asked me to do soo but I never cared… Bauji to aise he bolte hain, this is what I thought… but today I promised him.

 

Now if taken promise like this, i have to fulfill it.. and i know it will not let me be what i am…

 

he felt his dream… football almost slipping from his hand and he stood there helpless watching it slip

 

It was dark in Geet’s room which was near Maan’s. She was just relaxing in dark on the chair. It was only her room that was conditioned. She had offered to get whole house conditioned but Khurana’s didn’t needed it.

 

Maan came out in the lobby, he was lost in thought. Maan was in his half inner black vest and black track at bottom, his love for sports reflected in his dressings.

 

Geet’s eyes went on him and his perfectly built up body. Her eyes got stuck on him and his muscles as he moved a little. How perfect and handsome he looked. None of her rich friends have this in them that they will catch her eyes like this.

 

Maan was in light but Geet was in Dark, Geet could see him clearly but he could not. Also he was lost in his thought. He was tensed and in his tension he just poured the water in the glass he was holding on him and shook his hair.

 

Geet gulped the saliva seeing the vision in front of him. Something churned in her belly and she felt weak on her knees. Her dark desire, to drink those water falling down from his beautiful structure, made her feel thirsty.

 

It was dark and in darkness when you know no one is seeing you, you also sometimes let your mind not see you.. that’s what Geet was tempted to do. Seeing his handsome featured wet with water and water carelessly enjoying his body muscle, Geet almost forgot or just letting her guards down from herself in dark got lost in his beautiful structure. Everything was so perfect about him. There was a strong urge to touch him, feel him and more than that being crushed in his strong muscled arm. She was not herself and darkness was helping her nurture her dark forbidden desire which otherwise she will never approve.

 

Urge to be lost in him was strong; so many things were happening to her, her knees felt complete weak and belly was having weird sensation. How peaceful it will be to be lost in his arm, away from this whole world, just he and her.

 

This was Mishty, whom Maan had imagined, just seeing her picture. Something in that picture had showed his Mishty in her but Geet had crushed that Mishty deep within, not even ready to believe there was one within her.

 

Geet was completely lost being in his arm when suddenly Maan moved away from the lobby, lost in himself and closed his door.

 

Geet then came to sense and immediately switched on her light. She was shaking, her whole body felt weak.

 

She immediately went to the washroom and washed her face with cold water but her body was still shaking form the sensation.

 

Yuck, how could I, that too with this man. NO, how could I, chi. This man and me, stop Geet how could you even think.”

 

Geet somehow slept that night. But it was a chance that when , in morning, Geet came out of her room, Maan came out too an they hit each other, Geet stumbled and Maan strongly held her with his strong arm, Geet’s body shivered with the thought she had at night and she immediately jerked away.

 

How dare you hold me” “But you were falling so” “Falling so? I very well know your kind of person.”

 

Sorry” “Behave yourself “and she left

 

Both left  for the office from same place and reached same place. Geet in her black BMW while Maan on his khatara motor bike.

 

Now this also need to be fixed. Mechanic said it will cost 5000’now your turn will come on next month friend” he patted the bike and went inside the office.

 

Maan was quietly sitting in his cube. He has decided to put his bauji’s head high and he will now have to work to built up the company. This was not Maan’s interest but for his Bauji he had decided to subside his passion for football and forget about his career in FB. It will though always be his hobby. This was all Maan was lost whole night. Tough decision to take but it was decided now.

 

The work in office was nothing for him. His working caliber was way beyond what he was assigned and thus he handles them easily and thus would most of the time lazily sit in office completing his work and then leave early. But now he had planning to do and his mind started working in all directions.

 

Maan was about to leave when one of his colleague approached him.

 

Maan, this budget is not coming as it showed. I saw every way but could not figure out. Tum deklo na yaar

 

Maan whistled “why, yesterday you were saying so beautiful words to me abb karo apna kaam khud

 

Maan sorry yaar, now we will not say anything. Without your help its tough to handle work here’ we have got in habit of your help . Abb itna bhav kyun khaa raha hai..”

 

Maan took the file from his colleague, looked at it and immediately caught the issue and fixed it.

 

And he left from there. Even Man’s immediate boss didn’t say anything to Maan. Earlier coz he always was so efficient and always gave more than expected in minimal time and now he was Big Boss’ husband so he better did not want to come in between.

 

Maan had made some plan and now according to it went on tour of HP.

 

In mean while Geet just was taking round in the office and saw Maan’s cube empty

 

Where is Khurana” she asked his boss “Mam, he left for the day

 

why? Is office hours done?”

 

Mam he is too efficient for the work he handles. These works are just minimal for him

 

Geet did not like hearing positive words for Maan. She had made up her mind and now was bent on proving what she thought. She never even wanted to realize his positive points; he was just nothing she had decided.

 

Then for few days, Geet could not help but kept watch on Maan. He did finished his assigned work and used to leave early. However she tried to ignore him as nothing, she could not.

 

She checked the work he was doing and found he was working a little more than his profile expected him to. She could not digest it.

 

At home Maan used to quietly go in his room, coz he had to work on the plan he was working on for his own new work.

 

At day time, he would finish his work of office and go to different site of HP and nearby. He was working on map, empty lands, places that were inhibited in different ways’ he was seriously working on his work and his brain was running.

 

Now that he had promised to his Bauji, he have to keep upto it.

 

Only if Geet would have been a tiny bit of understanding and not insulted him in office this would not have been such a big issue”  he would thought but no backing out from promise.

 

Geet could not find what he was doing but she knew he was upto something. Then she just ignored,

 

why am I even thinking about this person, I am handling a big company why have I to think about a common employee of mine.”

 

She tried to jerk her thought and got busy with her work.

 

Then the other day in office, she saw Maan was leaving and could not digest. She called him in and in front of everyone

 

Khurana in my office immediately” “OK mam” It pained him every time he called his own wife mam. Yes she was his boss but for person like him, personal relation was above professional and that too in place like HP, everyone just looked at him mockingly. Well these things did not matter much to him, but his parents were getting humiliated too.

 

There are five files, three of design and 2 of accounts. I want you to review them and get back to me.”

 

But Mam I work only on engineering side” Though he checked accounts file for his colleagues to help them but it was not his profile.

 

 

Your educational profile says you can work on all these file. Get back to me after review

 

Maan took the file and left. He had to visit a site. But Geet knew less that Maan was now so much on research and hard wok and that to his immense caliber, these files were kind of basic work for him, though not for normal employees.

 

He worked intently and was done in 2hrs.

 

 

Precap: Past:Yes she was true, it is not a game to start a new company with nothing in hand but it was also true that exceptional people did this with mere a 100 rupee in hand,  just their brain and determination.

 

Part 17
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Maan took the file and left. He had to visit a site. But Geet knew less that Maan was now so much on research and hard wok and that to his immense caliber, these files were kind of basic work for him, though not for normal employees.

 

He worked intently and was done in 2hrs.

 

Geet was shocked and surprised to get all 5 files in 2 hrs. She was sure that he had just given superficial look to them and returned then back.

 

wait in you cube, I will look at them and get back to you” Maan needed to go to see a site, his plan needed to be executed but he quietly went back to his seat.

 

Geet when looked at first file, it was full of marks, circles and remarks. So many changes as per him, but all the remarks were to the point. This way she checks the four file. She could not believe the number of changes he have suggested in both design and accounts file and all his points were so valid.

 

These files were almost final and here he has a complete different outlook to them and they definitely were superior. Not wanting to accept but she had to. Now was the turn to check last file, Geet had intentionally given it to him, to make him see that not only she has her father’s money but she has great mind too.

 

But when she opened the file, it was full of correction. Geet got furious without looking into the detail, how dare he.

 

This show off, let me deal with him.” She immediately called him in

 

Yes Mam” “come in” She threw the file in front of him “How you dare make changes in this file

 

You asked me to do it, I did my job” “explain me all the changes in this file. IN DETAIL” she was so furious, how could this, mere employee of hers, made changes to her design.

 

Maan explained her all the changes he had done and his outlook was so different on simple things. Geet’s design on her own was great but Maan was from complete different angle, much better, approachable and economical too.

 

She did not say anything “Ok fine, this was your job and you did it.” Her ego could not accept his caliber nor praise him, but she had got first shock regarding him.

 

Can I leave for the day” “hmmm

 

This way days passed, Geet by now knew Maan’s caliber in work was exceptional and was knew he could go very high in career if he goes out of HP. But this was only hurting her ego. She had nurtured her anger on him. How could a common man imagine to marry her, she could not digest, when she wanted to show him his place, he unknowingly showed her how superior he was in work.

 

His working style made her little curious of, what he did when he left from office early almost everyday and reached home only after her. And then he would again get engrossed in something in his room.

 

why do I even care, just after HP project this man is completely out of my life.”

 

Present

 

One month has passed and Geet was working with full dedication. She had to not let him down. She knew his standard very well. How perfect he was in his work.

 

Shasha would sometimes come and say something to show superiority but Geet very well knew how to handle girls like Shasha. She handled 10 like her in one finger tip of hers.

 

Her only concern was Maan. Geet tried to call him, just making excuse of project status but he never picked her call. But she knew he had exactly correct information of what was going on in the project as client would keep mentioning Maan’s take on the work going ahead.

 

Geet had diligently worked and the project start was successful and client was very happy.

 

Geet’s assignment in London was complete after 2 months. Shasha was returning with her too, very frustrated that she could get to do nothing in the project as client wanted Geet to work on everything, her inputs and designs everything. Even she could not make false impression.

 

Geet was excited, she was going to Maan. Now she will make sure there is no separation like this. Also, she was excited to hear his comment on her work.

 

While Maan these days, was in peace with no Geet around to trouble his mind and senses, to make him confuse with her new avatar.

 

Shasha took two days break but Geet was dying to join office the next day.

 

Geet reached office at 8 am and could not wait for Maan to come. She felt like a teenager. Her eyes was only on Maan’s cubical and at 8:30, the moment he entered his cabin, Geet could not hold and went to meet him.

 

good morning Sir” she said with a big smile, smile that was show eager to come up on her face

 

He did not even look up “Did I call you miss Geet” “No sir, I just came to” he cut her in middle “When I need you, I will call you. Concentrate on your work” breaking her excited heart into pieces.

 

She somehow joined the heart which ached so much and left for her cabin.

 

But she could concentrate on nothing, her eyes just kept on going to Maan’s cube.She could not get enough of him, his perfect features, his body language as he was engrossed in work, his perfect body when he got up to take some file. She was just absorbed in him. She was not liking this distance but what to do, it was all her own created.

 

How earlier too, so many times she had been pulled up by his personality. Though he was simple but there was always something in him that pulled cord of desire in her which no one else have done. And how extreme she had gone, to prove herself it was not true. And how to prove her this, all she had done is hurt him and humiliate him.

 

It had been hours she sat in her cabin doing nothing and just being lost in him. She got a call on her office phone

 

Come to my office” “yes sir” and in no time she was there in his office.

She took her seat.

 

Client is very impressed by your work”  “Thanks sir and you?”

 

Client is what matters, if they are happy, that is what we want.”

 

But how do you like my work, I mean you must have seen the work.” Maan looked at her “I said client is happy, you should be happy with that

 

You are my boss, it matters for me how you think” but she knew, she is not going to get direct praise from him.

 

Listen, next week is party for your client and I want you to manage that party. Client will be impressed.”

and
I will do sir” both said together.

 

Maan closed his eyes in anger “why don’t you let me complete my sentences?”

 

sorry sir” she looked down

 

This is a two year project, and you yourself have seen how great result we got when you worked from client side. So one week after the party you will leave for London and work with client till the project ends.”

 

Geet’s eyes widened.

 Please read a beautiful words by Parinain

Maan’s word
Ab kis liye rooti ho tum apnay daman ko askoon se bhagooti ho tum tum ne he to kaha tha na mujh se aik din “tumhein yeh ghalt fehmi hy k  tum meri zindagi ka hasil ho tum meri zindagi mein shamil ho tumhein ghalt fehmi hy k mera dil sirf teray liye dhadkta hy meri ragoon mein laho ban k tu behta hy yeh tumhari ghalat fehmi hy” theeik teri har baat theik par jaana tum he chahti thi na mein iss dunia ki bheer mein kaheen kho jaoo tujh se itna door chala jaoon teri yaadon mein bhi na aaon so mein ne tera hukam maan lia judaai ko apna muqadar jaan lia par jaana tum kyun ab meray pichay bhagti hoo kyun har chahray mein mera aks tlasti ho tumhari aankon mein aansoon ka mustaqil daira kyun hy teray dehaan mein rehta har har dam mera chehra kyun hy batao na ab kis liye roti ho tum tum ne he kaha tha na k hammary darmayan bas nafrat ka rishta hy so ab kis mohabbat ka wasta de k  maana rahi ho mujhy baatao na jaana kyun apni oor phir se bula rahi ho mujhy ab kiss liye dukhi ho tum ab kis liye roti ho tum

Part 18

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This is a two year project, and you yourself have seen how great result we got when you worked from client side. So one week after the party you will leave for London and work with client till the project ends.”

 

Geet’s eyes widened.

 

2 yrs, no I can’t Maan, please

That means you are backing out of project, you may then leave this job as I will not tolerate any employee in my firm who backs out from project in between

 

Geet could not let this happen, she got up and went near Maan, he turned his chair towards her. Geet sat down on her knees and to Maan’s surprise took both his hands in hers. She was rubbing his hands in restless ness putting Maan in shock and surprise.

 

But tears came down her eyes “don’t do this to me Maan” she said looking down and then looked up to his eyes with her pleading eyes “don’t send me away from you, I can’t take it. Please Maan please, I am ready for any punishment for my fault but don’t do this

 

Maan was getting confused. She looked so soft and vulnerable ‘ his Mishty she looked so much and she was crying. To get hold of his emotion and letting his mind dominate he jerked his hand from hers

 

What fault? You did a great job and it is your prize. You are getting to directly work with such big client of KE

 

Geet went behind him, held his hand again in hers. She was restless, 2 more years NO

 

Maan believe me, I will give more than 100% to this project. I will never let you down, give me one chance” “ohh really, listen who is talking- she won’t let me down, is this not what you have enjoyed doing

 

Geet slid down and sat near his legs on her knees, still holding his hand. Maan’s heart was getting restless seeing this. His mind knew she was acting but he was still not able to see her like that.

 

Stop all this drama and get up, this drama won’t work on MSK” Geet got up and placed her face on his chest MSK Nahi, but Maan cannot see his Misty crying

 

What was she doing and saying to him, he got restless again and separated her from him and said sternly “Maan is dead and Mishty never existed” Geet immediately placed her hand on his lips’with this both froze.

 

Never have they been even a bit physically close’ both had just burned in the desire of other, one being denied to touch and ones ego had stopped her.

 

His lips were touching her hand, it was so heavenly, only he has this right and only he could stir this feeling on her.

 

How different it felt, just her hand on his lips’ none of the girls touch ever burned him like this. Then his mind screamed ‘ are you so fool Maan to get lost with her smallest touch. She will trap you, make fool of you in front of whole world and go away.

 

He jerked her away but before moving she said “don’t say anything about Maan, he has lost somewhere, I will find him one day

 

Ok fine, go to London and find your Maan there” Geet was losing her patience

 

Nahi jana aapko chorker kahin” she shouted, Maan got furious, held her hand and twisted it on her back and pointed his finger at her “Do not dare to shout at me in my office.” His eyes were big an red with anger “don’t dare to mess with me, you will burn I have warned you already

 

Geet’s hand was hurting, in anger he had held it too twisted and his fingers digging on her arm but she completely ignored it and looked at his face, which had pain, the pain she had placed on his care free face

 

She brought her other arm on his cheeks “I am ready to burn in pain, and if I get it from you, I will smile and take it but you are scared, scared of your own heart. That’s why you are sending me far, far from you so that you don’t fall for you Mishty again.”

 

He could look into her eyes, they looked so true and full of love, But no they weren’t he knew. He jerked her away.

 

Ok, you think I am scared of falling for you, No way. Ok you can stay here and work but remember, from now on regarding this office if you say no to any other decision of mine, you loose this job

 

Geet could not believe, she had convinced me ‘ “anything you say, at your service sir” she said in joy.

 

Next day:

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Geet happily arrive the office and is about to enter her cabin when she sees Shasha sitting there and cabin has all Shasha’s setup.

 

Shasha if you are mistaken, this is my office

 

Shasha gave her a big silly smile “sorry, but now this is my cabin, till boss’s new secretary joins.”

 

We all, in our project have been moved from this 10th floor to 4th floor. Our project team has been moved to 4th floor. Your cabin has been set up there.

 

She was first shocked but then she knew these were all Maan’s plan. How did she even think that things will be so easy?

 

Now he has clearly said, he agreed to her one big request and now she would not deny anything in office.

 

When she was returning, she saw Maan was coming, their eyes met. Geet knowing talking now will be of no use “Good morning sir” and she was about to leave.

 

listen, 4th floor has everything set up to the compatibility with London office, so as far as work is related you do not need to go to any floor

 

Ok sir” “and as you have promised to give more than your 100% in this project and as this project is very impt to KE, I hope you will mostly be there working.”

 

Sure sir.” “And remember next weeks party for this project, you are responsible for its success.”

 

I remember sir” “Good” and he left.

 

Geet knew all his long lectures were to make sure she does not come up on 10th floor.

 

Geet in her cabin:

 

Geet you should be happy he let you stay in Delhi office, if you say a word now he will transfer all work to London. Concentrate on party first. I have to prove him my dedication, only then will he even talk to me.”

 

Geet then got busy in preparation of the upcoming party. This will be her first party arrangement fro Maan and his company. She wanted it to be very impressive.

 

As Geet started preparations for Party, her mind frequently went back to past where Maan had started was working on his business.

 

Past

********

 

Few months had passed of their working together and Geet has marked change in look of Maan. His dressings have changed a little, from local HP tailor made to urban formals. Though not that high class, yet a little improvement was there.

 

She always pushed her curiosity regarding him behind her mind. Why should she be curious about him? But however she tried to prove it to herself; he was not completely unnoticed by her.

 

By now she knew in office that he had brilliant mind. Though she would never agree directly to even herself but when critical design or critical budget for tender was concerned, she would directly or indirectly get it reviewed by him.

 

 

Maan on other side when was ready with his plan and talks with locals he had approached some clients, his offers were lucrative but his own village type presentation of self did not give them confidence. He learnt it hard way that personal presentation was important in market.

 

So he got himself change a little and then his confidence was all he needed. He had started grabbing some business in local area. He was planning to establish himself a little more and then would leave Geet’s job. Maan, when he had killed his dream to enter the business world had decided this sacrifice would not go in vain and now he was hell bent on making it big. It was in his mind but still he kept low profile otherwise.

 

Still it was time for only investment and outflow was much larger than in flow. He had got loans for business and thus to support home, he have to keep his job intact now.

Part 19

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Maan was getting confident now. Even in office when sometimes Geet would go to extreme he would answer her back, explain her, his position in her company. Geet sometimes had to take it from him, coz she now knew he was an asset to her company.

She would then always curse him as “Khaddos

 

But soon she would come back to her own self with him and he would take all from her till his patience level allowed him.

 

At home and village too, no one knew that Maan was so deeply going into business as he kept low profile with people around him.

 

She had brought her own chef for her urban style fooding and her continental and Italian choice.

 

She would keep doing such small thing that would always bring Khurana’s name to question in front of village. Though Maan and his family did not mind her doing things for her own choice, they were getting used to it.

 

Geet had got a nice apartment ready for her friends and then she called them to HP to spend time with her.

 

Her friend’s had asked about her husband and with friend, she poured out all her frustration about marriage and with her husband.

 

I don’t believe in this marriage, he is not in any way my type or level. Its just because of dad and this project that I am carrying it but 1 yr or so more and I am free.”

 

Geet’s friend where so happy, most boys saw there options open and even girl supported coz they had to support all Geet said. Geet was surrounded with people who just supported what she said and if anyone said no she would break the friendship.

 

Geet I think this man married you coz of money and name you hold

off course, do you think I am fool to not understand such small thing.”

 

Later Geet’s friend planned to showdown Maan and thus they compelled Geet to bring her to a party with them.

 

Geet denied but they convinced her “he will see his position dear’just invite him” “Ok,if you all say so but I really don’t care about him.”

 

Then she remembers how he is superior in work zone and feels its better to show him his place.

 

Ok, will invite him

 

At home, Maan was busy with some files when Geet entered his room. Maan looked up at her and then got back to his file.

 

don’t you see I am here” “you can say whatever you have to” “is this how‘”

this is not your office nor you my boss here” he interrupted her.

 

Geet burned in anger, how dare this man can say this to her, nobody dares.

 

OK, I am here to tell you that you be ready to come to party with me on 24th of this month

 

I am busy on 24th ” “you should be glad, my friends invited you and you will be there as my husband and not a body guards like other party

 

Maan just burned at the name of party “I am busy that day

 

Geet then went to his parents and then with help of them made sure he will be coming. She could not bear him saying no to her.

 

Party Day:

 

Maa you know we have our company opening ceremony puja today and how can you commit to her

 

Beta, first time she is inviting you, may be she is changing. I want to help her accept this relation

 

Now see puttar, broken relation is not good, its ok if one bends down to bind the broken relation” “you know nothing maa, and what about our puja

 

That will finish early in evening and then you can get ready and go. Why don’t you call her in puja too.” “No, she has nothing to do with this company and puja, nor do I want her sarcastic comment on this day. Anyways, she will be leaving us soon

 

That day in Geet’s party she reached earlier to enjoy with friends while Maan only went there after Puja for his new company.

 

Maan had come in his formal, though not high class but he looked dashing and handsome due to his personality.

 

Geet’s friend Natasha “hey who’s this handsome in this small HP

wow sexy yaar” said Nina

 

Geet looked and it was Maan. She burned as first thing she heard was praise for him, though she herself had lost herself in him, while he too had also lost his sense on her sometimes.

 

he is my husband” “then why you are upset” “well if she is unhappy we can have him after she leaves him

 

shut up you gals

 

Maan’s eyes went on Geet, she was wearing an off shoulder bright red frock with frills on sleeves, just hanging and the frock was way up the knees with frills at bottom. Frill touching her beautiful skin making them more beautiful and wanting. She was looking awesomely beautiful but he could also see how her friends eyes, mainly men went on to her skin.

 

Their eyes met and for a while both got lost in each others personality. Geet could clearly feel, there was non in party who could meet the physique and look of this man who has entered the party as her husband. But she shoved off the thought, she has denied this marriage and there was no looking back. THIS MAN WAS NOT HER LEVEL.

 

Geet’s friends, especially men got jealous of Maan and as Geet was not into this marriage, they have to make sure she stays in her decision.

 

Some of them clapped as Maan “wow.. welcome welcome our guest of honour” Maan actually did not like the way they said, he looked at Geet who turned to other side.

 

Some friends came forward “have some drink our guest of honour. Husband of Geet Handa.”

 

I don’t drink

 

ohh guest of honour, husband of Geet Handa does not drink” few said loudly to get the attention of whole party.

 

There was sarcastic laugh Maan could hear, he cared none now

 

Maan went to Geet “you know I don’t drink, what is all this?”

 

They don’t know that you are such a orthodox” “I have allergy with drink, and yes I don’t prefer too” He said to Geet “what are you having, I will have that” She looked back tauntingly at her

 

This is Red wine” “you Drink!!! ” he made big eyes, villager that he was, he could not believe his wife could drink but soon he realized, she was from different world altogether.

 

Bu the Geet’s friend’s announced “hey how many know, our guest of honor, Husband of Geet was late in party for what reason.”

 

Geet who was now completely ignoring Maan raised her eyes even she did not know the reason.

 

He was in opening ceremony of his new company’clap clap clap

 

Maan and Geet both were shocked, Geet shocked with the news, while Maan was surprised how they knew it and why are they praising him.

 

Then other friends announced “Well, how about marrying a rich girl and with help of her starting a new business in your name

 

Maan looked at Geet with accusing eyes, she did not even had idea of what he was doing and Geet was confused too. She signaled her friends for no but he went near Geet, held her by arm and brought her in center.

 

Maan burned with the scene, but she did not consider him as her husband what is he supposed to say.

 

Well Geet we all know dear, you will do but not accept, he is your husband and you want his name high. But hum to friends hain, accept it yaar. Humse kya chupana.. what doston

 

Maan was looking at Geet, waiting eagerly for what she will say. Geet saw all around, everyone’s eyes was on her, there were not only her friends but some clients and high delegates too. Her friends have made her so high, if she says No, she will make Maan all great and her reputation and her friend’s word will all go washed away.  After all they did all for her, how she could let them down. She felt a little bad for Maan but then what does people like him count.

 

Geet really are you promoting your husband for new business” Geet smiled

Now why will my friends say wrong or why will they lie” and she moved from there, not even able to look a Maan.

 

Maan was all shocked but this was corporate world were many favor came with existing name and dirty games are needed to emerge as winner.

 

Then before Maan could recover, One of Geet’s friend came with soft drink glass to Maan. It had hard drink mixed in it “congratulation for a wonderful wife you have

 

Maan took the glass and drank it in a go, while Geet felt little uneasy with the bare lie she had to support today.

 

But soon the alcohol allergy acted on Maan and he started feeling sick. His head started spinning, he held his hand and ran outside.

 

Natasha who was now and then looking at Maan saw this “Geet your husband is feeling sick, he ran out holding his head

 

Kya ? ” “Geet go” Natasha said in urgency.

 

Geet ran out to see Maan struggling with Vomit, she held Maan’s shoulder “Maa-aan

 

Maan looked at her in anger and jerked her hand away. His head was so badly spinning and he was trying to get the auto

 

She pulled him “come I will drop you home” Maan looked at her in anger

 

Yes, for tomorrow’s new headline- Geet Handa helped her drunk husband home.” But he was so unstable, Geet held his arm and placed him in the car and drove him home.

 

Whole way, Geet was under some kind of guilt, however hard she was trying to shove away the guilt that corporate world is this but she could not wash away the guilt.

 

It was first time she felt bad for Maan.

Part 20

**********

Geet’s thought was broken by the phone ring.

 

She has been very busy these days to make party successful and that to upto Maan’s standard.

 

She laughed at her thought of how she would taunt him on his class and standard , that time he was aloof of this world and now that he was in this world, it was tough for anyone to match his class and standard.

 

These days Geet was so busy she did not get chance to go to 10th floor and Maan has placed her on 4th floor.

 

Only time she would see him, was thru her window which gave clear view of his elegant entry.

 

Seeing his style and attitude, Geet would get flirty and keep her hand on her heart “hai main mar jawan, itna intezaar mat kerwaoona”

 

Well she was happy that Maan allowed her to stay in this office and did not send her to London.

 

But phone was still ringing and Geet picked it. “Hello” “why don’t you pick phone in one time

 

Geet did not know what to say and in hurry “sir I was in washroom, how could I come in between” “bas stop it and come down immediatly

 

Ohh first time in so many days he have called her , Geet got big smile “washroom, I did not go but now need to

 

She went there, freshen her face, placed fresh lipgloss and khol. Did a light touch up.

She was on her way “I know he will lecture me for late coming, but what can I do, my darling hubby remembered me after so many days, a little touchup is needed.”

 

As Geet entered his cabin “come in” he exactly looked at her for lecturing , exactly according to her assumption but Geet indeed was looking out of world with little touch up, jhumka in ears, curled hair on her face, Maan’s eyes got stuck on her.

 

For few moments he got lost in Mishti’s world. But he soon came back to sense and got even more angry, how could he.

 

Why the hell were you so late” he roared. Geet smiled, knowing he was lost in her. She herself wanted to be lost in him, seeing him after so many days, so near.

 

now why are you smilling, I asked why are you so late” Geet got flirty

 

Just got little freshen up, you called me after so many days, aise kaise aa jatee

 

ohh really? Get to the point, how is party preparation going on” Geet was not in mood to talk professional so soon, end the talk and get out. She wanted to spend some time with him.

 

if you have asked me to do something, I will definitely give my hundred percent to it but

 

What BUT? ” Geet woke up and went near Maan not able to hold the distance,Maan got up from his seat to go far away but Geet held his wrist

 

Maan till when is this going to go on. I accept I did fault, all and everything was my fault and I was the cause of our relation breaking, but you broke it and Iknow it was needed that time and that’s why I accepted to go

 

Maan loosen her hand from his “Go get ready for party, tomorrow we have the party and I want you to be presentable as per our client and who knows better than you how to entertain the clients” There was bitter and painfull taunt in his words.

 

But Geet went in front of Maan, softely placed her both her hand on his suit near his chest  “I am your wife, you can’t deny that. You can punish me as much as possible but Maan we have already lost so much time coz of my foolishness and then your career but now

 

Maan’s eyes got fixed on her beautiful face which was completely decorated like his Mishty. He got weak whenever she came as Mishty in front of him and he cold not focus on anything, nor her words but he was man of control now. He just turned his face, removed her hand

 

out, before I take some drastic step” But Geet like a stubborn hugged him again, making things worst for Maan

 

Apne se dur kern eke alawa, do whatever you want to do. I am ready for all. I can’t take this distance anymore

 

Maan closedhis eyes tight and gather a lot of strength to separate her from himself, this was so tempting, she like Misty in his arm, but no he is not going to fall in trap.

 

He removed her and held her hand tight, looked angrily at her

 

What makes you think, with what happened, I must trust you even a bit. You did whatever you felt like, who am I to punish you. I never had right on you so how can I have now. Don’t push things in other direction, got it. Come to the point, what you want so that we can be done with it and you can just leave me in peace on my own

 

What can other reason be Maan, I love you, I am madly in love with you’trust me.”

 

Ohh I can, I can trust you. Today I have power, money, name and fame and I am on top of all this. Why will you not be in love with me. Come straight to point what you want in alimony, how much money, which factory of mine in your name,which bungalow of mine in your name. Do not play game. Come straight, I will give you and get me free

 

Geet could not take it, yes she had done mistake, but now her love was for him, just him.

She held his collar “I have done mistake,bt you have no right to insult me love, it is for Maan only Maan

 

Why only you have right to insult anyone’s love. I did a big mistake to not send you to London. I must have stuck to it then I would have seen your true colors

 

Geet laughed “you are scared you will fall for me if I come in front of you all the time

 

Maan gave her a taunting smile “Don’t challenge Maan Singh Khurana, Geet handa. Stay here, try whatever you can to make me fall for you but before that let me warn you,be ready for pain of defeat.”

 

True love can win any battle Mr Maan singh Khurana and it will help me win my battle

 

Maan smiled sarcastically and clapped his hand  “wow, nice dialogue, but remember, it says true love and not the show of love. Now leave and concentrate on your job.”

 

Ok I am leaving, Si-i-i-r” and she lingered her walk, then suddenly got on her tippy toes, placed a soft peck on Maan’s cheek and ran away before he could react.

 

It took a while for Maan to realize what she had done, but when he realized he got so furious

 

I am not coming in this trap Geet Handa.You will have to suffer this mistake

 

While Geet reaches her cabin and immediately called his mother

 

Maan I am so happy today” Savitri smile “I have never heard your voice like this

 

Maa I am so happy, Maan and I had a nice fight, a big fight today. It reminded me of old days. Maa Maan bilkl wohi hain, only he is having a mask. Maine dekha Maan ka jhalak unme aaj and today too, he will say no to everything but ultimately fall for my word and accept what I want. “

 

Beta it’s not so easy now. But seeing you like this, I really wish Maan trusts you and accept you soon. My blessings are with you

 

I know its not easy, he will go to extent I know that but I got some big confidence today.”

 

Maan’s all degrading words had no effect on her, as always she knows he is right but somewhere in fight she saw some light Or it was her love which was forcing confidence in her’ is really her path so easy, is it easy to crack Maan singh Khurana, only time will say.

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