The new day began so was Geet’s plans, she was nervous but with a different thoughts as she didn’t want her parents to know about her disapproval with marriage nor she wanted the other family to find out about her acts and defame her family.
She maintained her naïve look and dressed as simple as she could look. Reason behind it was if they didn’t like this simplicity they would not go ahead. First came looks then next came talks she made sure she appeared nervous, her shaking hands while handing them the coffee or shattering with words when spoken with was strictly followed only to prove her innocence. And then last strike was made when the boy and girl was left alone to talk.
And the first relevant question making Geet anxious came which was “Do you want to tell something” the boy enquired as till now she had sat silently hearing him.
Actually there is “She fumbled nervously playing with the end of her veil, would you mind if I work even after.” she questioned.
“Of course, you can work” he replied confidently
“Would you have any problems with me doing night shifts?” Geet added more nervously as she wanted to reasons to break it.
He thought for a while then said “Will that be regular.”
“Quite often actually, though it depends on the circumstances and we get many emergency calls, when we will leave everything and rush to attend them.” She went on explaining how important it is for her to work, how much she wants to travel to different places where she could serve people and heal them. She went on until she could make him believe that she is not one of them whom they could keep in a cage. And that did work as he replied ” Geet… I think we should drop this here itself as I need a wife who could be with me and my family take care of them but you may not be able to do that with so much in your hand.”
She wanted to jump and dance but kept a sad look than meekly added “As you wish.” And there broke the first attempt of binding her into a new relation.
Once this was broken and the reason for it was known to her parents, they decided to look for only doctors so they will be able to stand for one another. It took more than a few days to search a suitable and dedicated doctor but they are her parents so they did find one.
Now she used to hear and gather as much as possible only for the reason that more she knew their requirement she would end up crack a plan against them.
But this time her plans were not working as her naïve and simplicity was liked by them. Her fumbling shattering everything went against her. The more she failed the more determined she was to end this too. Finally came a time when she had to speak to the boy. This time her ambitions spoken directly would definitely be a problem for her as the guy also wished the same. And when he spoke it was like her dream painted in front of her eyes but then she shouldn’t have under-estimate her parents either, they had always fulfilled all her wishes then what was different this time.
Her mind was now working at an alternative solution to escape from this trouble. That’s when he called “Geet Geet … What do you have to say on this Geet.”
“No… I can’t …” she replied quite shocked then looking at him she composed and stated in rather harsh tone “I mean…I can only work when I want. When I am free from my sleep only at that time I can try to work and I have so many other things of importance to finish, I cannot leave them for staying beside you every second. I can’t be a puppet of others hand.” Geet went on speaking clearing indicating her dissent in this relation. “And I am not interested in getting married to you.”
The hurt was evident in his face but being a doctor she knew the importance of each life. And she had taken the pledge to save people; cure them from every disease, take due precautionary measures to protect. And she was doing the same now too. How could she take a life of that person who is termed as equal as God?
When they came back, she was back to herself but he definitely looked heart-broken. She felt bad for taking away the brightness from his face, those eyes looked lost some where but that was the only way she could help him achieve his dream.
Once the guest left her parents enquired her about the proposal. She bit her lips but then said “I don’t want to marry him.”
“But why” Keertana asked.
“Our thoughts differ they won’t match.” Geet said.
“But…” Keertana again tried to probe. But Geet was faster.
“Papa… Not him na please. He could be a guardian not a life partner. 4 years difference is too much. No Papa please.” She cutely pouted and that always worked on her parents. And there ended another proposal.
And then again after some more months Geet was struck with same round of questions but this time before calling the boy & his parents to their home, Keerthana & Ravindar decided to speak to Geet.
“Geet… look he is the guy whom we have selected this time for you.” Keertana informed Geet passing the photo to her.
“He is just 2 years elder to you, he is also a doctor and from a very good family. He is the only son that means no responsibility or obligation towards any siblings.” Ravindar went on explaining while Geet like an obedient student heard everything.
“Papa… what does he do?” Geet asked.
“He is planning to work in one of the hospital as a doctor.” Ravindar replied earnestly.
“But then what was he doing for last two years Papa.” Geet asked as he had completed his degree two years before itself
“He had started his practice but then he couldn’t manage it so now he is planning to change.” Ravindar replied.
“If he can’t decide his profession properly, how can he be reliable Papa.” That one statement from Geet was enough for her parents to stop the talks with this new relation.