Pati Patni Aur Boss – Epilogue

 


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Epilogue

 

Geet continued with her work and slowly even her work load was reduced by Maan, though Geet wanted to support more but her health wasn’t helping her to take much of work. Off late she would get tired very soon; intake of food in regular interval also took her time. There were times when she couldn’t even sit for a few minutes peacefully forget about standing and drawing the designs.

 

One incident which frightened Maan to no end and put a restraining order on Geet’s entry to office was on the day when Maan had to present the final presentation to the new investors. Geet had come out of Maan’s cabin after handing him few of the work related papers of the project however she suddenly felt the pace of her heart sprinting on a 100 meters track and very soon would break Usain Bolt’s record. But then the heart took pity on Usain Bolt & reduced its pace gradually, thereby consuming most of her energy which led her to stumble in her steps which made way to the most dreadful event i.e she was about to collapse but invariably before any slip an underneath support stabilised her. As in sheer luck Maan had turned to witnessed her through his glass partition.

 

Though the nasty fall was averted but there was a deep impact on Maan of this incident. Rather than Geet it was Maan who was more shaken up as that was all new to him. And at the same moment when all these were happening Adi came to inform Maan “Boss, investors are here; waiting for you in the conference room.”

 

Geet who was back to her normal state spoke before Maan “Great, I will get the reports circulated.”

 

To which Maan clearly objected “Geet, you are not attending this.”

 

“Why shouldn’t I? I need to know what investors have to say about it only then can I proceed with next design works.” Geet said quite confused about the sudden restriction.

 

“You aren’t working on it anymore.” Maan said and addressed the next person in charge “Call Sasha, let her attended it as she would take over from Geet going forward.” Saying so Maan left in a hurry to look after the investors.

 

Maan noticed Minal entering the elevator with some reports to the meeting so he said “Minal…give this papers to me and be with Geet.” 

Maan whose attention was required at both ends let Minal take care of his wife for a while as he dealt with the investors. He also asked to keep his car ready as he would leave in a while.

***

Geet was yet to come in terms of the fact “How could you do this to me.” Geet complained as she felt a hand on her shoulder.

 

But to her dismay it wasn’t of Maan’s but Minal’s which led to the fall of that one drop of tear which was on the brisk of her eye.

 

“Geet calm down…” Minal said and before she could continue Geet had walked into her cubicle to pack her bag.

 

Minal who came running behind was shocked to see that in a blink of an eye Geet was ready to leave “Geet…” she said but before she could say a thing more Geet replied “I was anyways on the brisk of handing over my jobs, there are few more work left which I would complete it and send them over.”

 

“But…” Minal said but then Geet just gave a final look at her place before moving out of her workstation.

 

***

 

Maan introduced Sasha to the investors as the new lead to work on the project and said due to some family emergency he would want to postpone the meeting to the next day.  Though investors were not happy with the abrupt change in the plan but then understood as every other details of the project were laid out in front of them.

 

In few minutes Maan took leave only to meet Geet in the elevator who was ready to slip away from him but then who was she kidding. And as the elevator door closed behind them Maan spoke first shedding away the brave face “Geet are you fine…are you experiencing any pain. And what are you doing alone? This Minal can’t do a thing properly; she was supposed to be with you. I was about to call you we are going home. You need to take rest. I have told you thousand times to take rest properly but why would you listen to me? Haah…”

 

Rather than answering his question Geet bombarded him with questions “First tell me what you are doing here? You are supposed to handle my project right?”

 

“First reply me then I would answer” Maan got annoyed.

 

“No… first answer me…” Geet showed who is more annoyed.

 

But then the fight would have continued if not the doors of the elevator opened leaving them out of their privacy. Quitely both climbed into the car and as Maan led the car out of the gates of KC the arguements started to flow like water. After few turns and signals both had let their frustration cool down and started answering the other clearing misunderstandings air between them.

 

Maan stopped the car infront of their home when he said “Geet…it is time you take proper rest and care. I am more worried about the baby. I can take care of the office tensions but not a scuff on you two.”

 

“But it is just few more days as we had planned earlier then anyways I would be off of your office.” Geet said quite disappointed.

 

“For me…”Maan said.

 

“Anything for you…” Geet said agreeing to him and continued “Nevertheless any help, you know where to look for…”

 

“Offcourse…come I will give you a ride to the bed…” Maan said while passing a loop side smile to her as he picked her up in his arms.

 

“Only a ride…”Geet said as her fingers started to loosen the tie around his neck and slowly tipping off the buttons to unravel the afternoon delight all for her self. Needless to say what followed rest…

 

***

 

Minal was left to wonder what was really happening and only conclusion she deduced was Maan loved Geet but she rejected his offer (both love & promotion) and also left the job to have peace in her marital life. And even after that he has some soft corner towards Geet as he asked Minal to take care of her. Personally Minal didn’t like Maan because he was the reason for which Geet had to leave this office. In all these things she lost a wonderful colleague, senior and also a friend.

 

She wanted to speak to Geet and keep in touch with her but alas the work load with which her boss gave made it difficult to be in constant touch. Better late than never she finally got a chance on a day after about 2-3 months and was delighted to know that she gave birth to a baby boy a week ego. And now she wanted to meet the mother and the baby but how was they to ask for off or even to leave office early. As boss was nowadays very very rare to appear from past 2 weeks but wanted the work to be perfect. It was only through mails did he correspond even he was not reachable through phone. The previlege to speak was there only with the Arjun, Sasha & Adi and leave was approved by Maan himself at crucial times. He missing in office only left her wishes in abeyance.

 

But then she was not going to stop trying. Finding a way Minal went to Sasha and news spread like a fire about Geet and her boy. Many who were close to Geet wanted to visit but again the question was who would tie the bell around the cat’s neck. Luckily on the same day afternoon Maan came to office and Sasha took the lead for asking the permission.

 

Sasha was about to knock the door when Minal stopped her “Ma’m…”

 

“Yes…Minal” Sasha asked.

 

“Please don’t mention Geet’s name…boss would get angry and might not let us leave early.” Minal said.

 

“Hmm…” Sasha responded but then anyways she knew how to tackle the issue too.

 

Once inside the cabin…

 

“Boss…” Sasha said “Some of us wanted to leave office today 2 hours early. Actually we all are planning to go to visit Geet and baby.”

 

Maan was serious till now got a smile on his face remembering the cute buddle of joy.

 

Minal who was also present thought “Looks like boss still has interest in Geet.”

 

Hearing no response from Maan, Sasha offered “Boss… why don’t you accompany us?”

 

And next second the smile vanished as he remembered how Geet had threatened him to leave them and to visit office as Maan was not ready to leave his son. But then Sasha’s offer was so alluring, he can be with his son again…  And about Geet…. he can always explain his side to her easily.

 

Minal thought “may be Boss is scared to face her now.”

 

“Okay… I will come along?” Maan said and then continued to question about the projects going on.

 

Minal who was watching Maan’s reaction intently was shocked at the acceptance of Sasha’s proposal.

 

Geet had messaged the address to Minal of her parent’s guest house which was a bit far from the office.  After travelling around for 2 hrs they reached the place, Maan was driving alone in his car while others were coming in Arjun’s car. Everyone thought that Maan would follow Arjun’s car but to be on the safer side Minal messaged Maan the address which Maan didn’t bothered to even check as it was a message from an unknown number.

 

Both left the car outside the guest house. Everyone gathered at the entrance and waited for Maan to join them so that everyone can enter at once. And also they had to give some importance to boss right.

 

The door was opened and they were asked to wait in the hall as the servants would call up the Mehra’s. But at the same time Maan’s mobile rang and he excused himself to attend the call and went out towards the lawn to finish it whereas others settled themselves in the hall waiting for someone to show up.

 

In a few minutes Mr. Mehra, Geet’s father came to greet everyone as bit later Geet to joined all with the little one.  Minal was the first one to approach Geet to take the baby from her. Each one of them had one or the other thing to say when they saw the baby. Some enquired about the health of the mother & baby while some were advising them about the precautions to be taken.

 

For few moments everything seemed to be fine until Sasha who was cuddling the baby asked “Where is your Papa baby???”

 

In a jiffy Geet replied “Don’t take his name. I had to literally push him out of this home today”

Everyone was dumbfolded ‘Did she just push her prem, her hubby out?’

 

Adi gave his signature laugh and brought everyone else to reality. Sasha asked “Geet, you are a mother now, how can you do such a thing with your husband.”

 

For which Geet clarified “He wasn’t even ready to leave him for a second, he hadn’t touched any of his office work.”

 

Adi said “Its okay Geet, you don’t have to get mad. He is the Boss and he has made sure his subordinates are adept enough to handle situations like this.”

 

“Adi Sir, You will say like this but I know how everyone needs his attention, I can’t let anyone point their finger at him.” Geet said.

 

The conversation would have continued if the baby had not interrupted everyone and gained their attention.

 

“Geet, looks like he is hungry.” Minal said.

 

“No, he might need a change” said someone else.

 

“Or, he must be sleepy” said another.

 

“Let me have a look” said Geet as she took the baby inside.

 

That’s when Minal asked “Where did Boss go, he didn’t come in to see the baby?”

 

“He must be busy with the call, better I will check it once” Arjun said as he walked out.

 

“I think we should leave now, it is getting late too” Sasha said.

 

“But Boss” Minal said as she didn’t want to leave Boss alone here as she couldn’t deduce what all can happen here.

 

“Neither is he outside nor his car and even his cell his busy so must be on call too.” Arjun said.

 

Taking the cue all decided to leave but as Geet was busy with the kid, they informed her parents and took leave.

 

Minal had a relief as their boss had left without meeting them.

***

Geet put her baby to sleep and came back after a while only to know that all her friends have left. She thought to take a walk around in the mean time as she had to wait for her prem to show up. She wanted to tell him about the visitors who came today. As she strolled in the garden she heard a little murmuring voice. Since it was dark she hesitated to go further but then suddenly she saw some light and a tapping sound on laptop, that’s when she realised her husband was busy on the swing with his laptop.

 

“I thought you went to office” Geet said breaking his concentration.

 

“Well I was but came back soon and what are you doing here? It is time for your dinner right then why are you still strolling around?” Maan replied.

 

“Oh… I got late as Arjun sir, Sasha maam, Adi Sir, Minal and others had come to see us.” Geet said.

 

“Come to see us means, they left already.” Maan asked.

 

“Yes, even I didn’t get to say bye to them, it was getting late so left without informing me.” Geet replied. “Wait a second you knew they were here.”

 

“Yes, I came with them itself, but as I got a call from the client got busy with the work.”  Maan responded.

 

“Uff prem, they were our guests you should be the one to receive them.” Geet cribbed. “this is how you take care of guests?” she continued to question.

 

“Geet, I didn’t even want to leave you. I would have anyways left it on them to handle this project. It was you, who pushed me into the work and now that I have got involved I can’t get back out in the middle of the discussion with the client.” Maan said.

 

“That doesn’t mean you ignore your guests.” Geet said.

 

“Okay, next time I would keep in mind. And for your kind information our staff does understand my position and wouldn’t have minded anything.” Maan replied.

 

“Yes, Adi sir did mentioned that they will co-operate.” Geet said.

 

“See, I told you.” Maan said for which Geet could only agree while he continued “Geet, can I ask you something today.”

 

“You don’t have to think once.” Geet replied.

 

“Well, I wouldn’t say until you promise on our baby that you will do as I say.” Maan said it as he laid his trap.

 

“Now, where did that come from? You know I wouldn’t say no to you.” Geet said while she was sceptical about where was he leading this to.

 

“Okay then you are ready to hear me.” Maan enquired.

 

“Now, will you stop scaring me, prem” Geet said.

 

“There you go, you will call me by my name only.” Maan said and before she could answer he continued “You just promised on our baby.”

 

“You are not supposed to trap me like this.” Geet cribbed but knew there was no escape now but to agree to her husband demand.

****

 

Days rolled on and the baby was getting all the love and attention from everyone. But as the time passed the work pressure also increased for Maan. New projects pressure and absence of his better half in office was clearly visible to him but he couldn’t have asked Geet to work when their baby needed her all attention and rest is what more required to Geet than the stress of work.

 

One day it so happened that a project of two residential complex came up for intial presentation and both designs draft sketch were to be prepared overnight as the client was taking holiday for a month long & was in a hurry to kick start their work beforehand itself thereby amplifying the toil on Maan’s shoulder.  Though the competent staffs were present in his company last minute evaluation had to be done and also he being the one presenting it should know its content to its minute level. Continous strain to his eyes led him to a deep slumber in a jiffy.

 

Maan had no idea till what time he slept until he heard Geet saying “Shhh… don’t make too much of sound. Your dad would wake up, he rarely gets rest nowadays. So don’t make too much of noise.”

As if he would follow Geets words. His Dad name itself bought so much happiness to him that he started to giggle and call his dad in his own language.

There couldn’t have been any better way than waking up to the laugh of his kid. Maan looked at him and slowly made his son to rest on his chest. The small kid was more than happy to be on his dad. It was very less time that Maan spent with his son but still the very little time was a memorable one.

Geet tried to intervene as Maan was still sleepy but she didn’t have a say when the father and son duo were together.

 

Maan always lost track of time while he was with his baby’s but his both baby’s knew how to help him come back on track. Small one cried out as he had to be cleaned and the big one asked him to freshen up as the clock is not going to stop if you are playing with baby.

 

Maan sighed with his wife comment and his eyes fell on the laptop kept on the side table which bought him to reality that he was supposed to review two reports where as he fell asleep in mid itself. Time gone is gone, he started to hurry up with the things to obtain some time to analyse the reports.

 

He was in on his way to office when he opened the laptop to look at the reports only to get a sweet surprise. There was a file which had summarized the whole report to help him understand them very fast. Well he didn’t have to think twice to understand who was behind this. In no time his mind started working on present situation as well as future. What beholds for them was quite clear for him. May be time is right to take steps to higher levels.

 

That day the wait till evening felt like a far affair for him. He had so much in his mind that had to be shared with his wife that every second took hours to pass by. Finally his patience worned out as he made his way out towards his home. It was not just the success of these projects he had to share but also the long awaited dream of his would be true soon.

 

Geet was waiting for a call from Maan for a long time. She was trying to make her son sleep while she had lot to complain about. Heavens above was thanking their stars as Geet wasn’t complaining anymore to Babaji but the new ear was her own son. He must be thinking its better to sleep without a fuse than to here those complains.

 

“Don’t know what would have happened? Neither did he call me nor picking my call to explain him about the work I did for him. See Prajwal, your dad had to run away to office before I could tell him and now I am left wondering what happened? Did my efforts paid off. Let him come home we will not talk to him.” These were the last words Baby heard from his mother as he dozed off. But who was to stop Geet, her trail of thoughts was on & on until a hand covered that mouth.

 

“Enough Geet” Said Maan “Prajwal has slept long back. Whom are you talking to?”

 

“Really” whispered Geet against Maan’s hand as he gave a little space for her. But that little space was not given for her to speak but to let him cover hers with his lips.

 

Geet was taken by surprise but that’s not something she could ever resist and she responded with the equal valour. They wouldn’t have left that moment had they not required a little breathe to survive.

 

***

Three years had passed and she had not seen this building but today she was standing infront of the same premises where she had started her new life, her carrer, her work. She was an amateur at that time and now with the help of her husband, her Maan she will today take over charge officially as Co-MD of KC and MD of Keerti Designs.

 

She would have been lost in her thoughts when someone tapped on her shoulders. She without looking said “What took you so long?”

 

“I should ask you that, what took you so long??” said Minal. She was first surprised to see Geet in front of her then happy to have seen her old friend.

 

“Hey Minal, How are you? I could keep in touch with you. I was so occupied with my life that I could not get time to call up personally anyone.” Geet said feeling little bad.

 

“Well, I should say sorry to you. I always wanted to be in touch but life became too busy after you left. It is only from past few months that MB has made us relieved. You know how bad the situation was. He was loaded with so much of work and we all had to cope up with his extra anger which used to surface for ever small small things.” Minal said while she left a sigh of relief.

 

“Really, Then now there isn’t any overload of work?” enquired Geet as she was surprised to hear the repercussions of her Maan’s work.

 

“Work load and that too less is not a good sign for the business, Geet” exclaimed Minal and continued “New senior people are on board now to fill the gap between the top and lower level people.

 

“Meaning?” Geet didn’t get what exactly Minal was saying.

 

“Okay, let me tell you straight, after you resigned, MB couldn’t appoint anyone to fill the gap and the problem started to arise as we used to wait for his time. We used to send the digital versions of the designs and reports to him through mail, but MB had not got time to see them also. With his entire busy schedule we were finally left with no other option but last moment and late evening reviews, needless to say that they killed us mercilessly. But thank god, he showed some pity on us and appointed new Co-MD.” Minal said and continued without giving Geet a chance to speak. “You know few months back, we all started getting replies to our work. Some GK, who is a co-MD to KD. Actually we all are getting officially introduced to her.”

 Looking at Geet raised eyebrows Minal continued presuming what may be her next set of questions “Yes it’s her, first we thought it was a guy but later when MB addressed in one of his mail as her, only then we all understood it was her. We are yet to know why she had chosen to stay up behind the screen position till now. Whatever may be the reason we are glad that she came and things sounded better for all of us.” 

 

Geet understood that Minal doesn’t know and now she got a chance to know what they think about her when she is their Co-MD. Though she had known every official thing happening inside, yet there was that small curiosity to know what they thought about her. Did they think that she has gotten this position due to her ability or just because she was Mrs. MSK. So Geet probed Minal a little more. Anyways she just needed to poke a little and Minal was already to share, she forgot her world as she had found her lost friend.

“But Minal I heard that, GK is MB’s wife and that’s why she got this position.” Geet probed further.

“Whatever it may be I only know that she is good her work. I couldn’t get a chance to speak with her but all communications were through mail only. And what I learnt was she is way too professional, when it comes to work. Just like our MB. Sometimes I am reminded of your work style in hers. But more improvised version of yours and also MB’s. I am so excited to meet her too, actually we all are.” Replied Minal as they entered their office.
Geet remembered how her day used to go in a blink in this place, she would have gone more in flashback but she was greeted by m
any old and new faces in office.
Sasha, Arjun, Jenny, Adi & many others who knew her welcomed her and were catching up with how her life was.

 
That’s when Jenny asked “How is your son?”

The other one asked “how many years now?”
Yet other person asked “Where is he? Is he here too?”
Before she could answer someone said “Must be busy with Geet’s prem.”
Finally she spoke, “Yes, so true. They both hardly used get time together. Both of them one another and moreover I felt bad because of that too. But now that I am helping him in his office, things have been shaping well between them. I didn’t want him to regret that he wasn’t their when Prajwal grew up.” 
“Prajwal, what a nice name…”said the other one. “You should have brought him too.”

 

“Offcourse he is here too, how can I leave him today? He is with his dad, should be here in a while.” Geet said.
That’s when they heard the laughter of Maan & his son, as they entered the office. Few minutes before Maan was having a great time laughing & playing with his son. But as he entered his office he became all serious and was in his professional mode. To his surprise his son started to imitate his facial expressions. That brought out the laughter from him and yet again his son too started to imitate him.
That’s how everyone saw the father and son duo enter into the office. While everyone was busy at the 7th wonder sight. Little boy Prajwal was busy getting down from his father’s hold as he saw his maa there. 
Prajwal ran and tugged Geet to pick him up “Maa, where were you? We were searching you downstairs. We both missed you.” 
Geet smiled at her kid as he came running to her “I met your Minal Aunty and didn’t know when we both came up.”
“Ok, next time you take me also with you.” Prajwal said.
“Why, you didn’t like being with your dad?” Geet said speculating what could be his reason.
“No, I enjoy with him too but you will go missing and I will remind you what we are supposed to do.” Prajwal said sweetly for which Geet could only nod her head.
As the mother and son duo were in their own world, Maan reached the podium to introduce his wife as the Co-MD of the organisation who will officially take charge from today. Many who knew Geet before were shocked to know that Maan and Geet were husband and wife. As none could forget how hard he used to be on Geet. She had been their saviour from Maan’s anger from the day she had joined. But what amazed them was how they were unknown of this fact, though they were professional but rumours had made its way till their ears about the undercurrent they shared. 
Well the issue was for old known people itself as Geet had been under them before and now she would lead them. Though from past so many months that were done, it didn’t matter as they didn’t know it was Geet.
Sasha, Arjun, Minal, Jenny were all rooted to their places while the Geet took charge in her new cabin. Adi was getting all the official papers signed. All the process was finished and Geet excused from there to meet her old bosses & colleagues. She had to explain her part.
They all had sat in canteen but none were mentally present. Everyone out there was trying recollect how they could miss recognising Geet as Mrs. MSK. But none could actually remember their wedding as they had spent more time roaming around than to pay attention towards the bride or the wedding itself.

“So how was the surprise guys.” Adi said as he passed tea to everyone.

“You knew before itself?” Questioned Minal

“Well, he was the one who prepared all the official documents. So obviously he would know it” told Sasha.

“Actually much before that” Adi said while taking a sip from his cup and continued “You all remember that trip we all had went. That’s when I had got to know the truth.”

“Then why didn’t you share it with all of us Adi sir.” Enquired Jenny.

“To tell you the truth, I had thought it was only me who didn’t remember Geet as MB’s bride. But later realised that all of us were sailing in the same boat.” Adi replied.

“So if MB had not made this announcement, you would have never told us?” Questioned Arjun.

“You guys need to know who I am. My name is Sharma…Aditya Sharma. We don’t announce things unless we are asked for.” Adi said.

“Oh, the James bond great grandson is here. We had forgotten about it” mocked Arjun.

“For your kind information this James bond itself knew this before any one of you.” Replied Adi proudly. ” I know why you all are upset, because she will become your senior from today.”

“What rubbish Adi” said Sasha. ” I had seconded MB’s decision previously too. And this time too I know she will not let Our Company down”

“Then you all must be happy.” Said Adi. “Why keep this hung face”

“She isn’t right in hiding things with us” replied Sasha. “We are her friend’s not just colleagues”

“Well then, when did she hid it? According to her we all attended her wedding. So she didn’t ever had to be introduced as Mrs. MSK. And don’t you remember how kiddish she used to behave with her husband. Sasha, you yourself have advised her to grow up and start understanding in her relationship. Maybe she never clarified our ignorance but what’s wrong in it. She should be loved as a friend for what she is and not because of whose wife she is” Explained Adi.

Geet had come to the cafeteria almost the same time when Adi was serving tea to everyone. Hearing to there talks she realised that they didn’t even know about she being Maan’s wife. She would have been so lost in her world that never did she bothered about what all they would have understood about her. Well though it was a blessing in disguise. Imagine how people would have reacted if they knew she was complaining about her boss to their boss itself. That too about how cruel he is. But she owed an apology for being lost in her own world to both her colleagues cum friends and also to her boss cum husband.

“OK at least now let’s welcome our Geet our new Co-MD.” Said Arjun as he got up from his seat along with everyone else.

As the turned towards the entrance Geet stood holding her ears with apologetic face and said “Sorry guys I hurted your feelings with my ignorance”

“Well then we are also sorry Geet. You are not the only one ignorant” said Minal.

With all difference sorted out the celebration took a new zeal as now everyone were free from the burden of ignorance.

Prajwal was busy exploring his family office, while his grand parents held the duty of watching him.

Geet slowly slipped out of the celebration by her gang to see what her prem sorry her Maan was doing.

The moment she came into his cabin, she was hit back with all those memories with him in this cubical. Some were good some weren’t but now time was not to remember what had happened but to go on with present.

If you are done with the getting lost in the interiors, you can spare a look at your poor husband.” Maan said bringing her out of her revive. “You will anyways get too busy my Co-MD.”

She smiled hearing to his rattle. Nowadays both father and son won’t stop their sweet complains. Both of them need my attention at the same time and none are ready to give up until they have my full attention both physically and mentally.

Maan got up from his seat as he said “Come here, you can share this chair now.”

Geet declined that saying “No, I will still take little more time for that chair”

She pulled him towards the window to view the reddish orange sky indicating the impending sunset.

He stood right behind her resting is chin on her shoulder as his hands caged her “Thank you Geet”

“Why are you thanking me” she asked.

“You are coming back to office when you still have to give your time to home and Prajwal. I am going to burden you more when your hands are already full just to fulfill my dream.” He replied.

“What to do when I am sandwiched between two perfectionists who are there to turn me also into perfectionist. I should not disappoint them.” She replied

“Two perfectionist” he asked as he couldn’t understand what his wife was saying

“Yes on my left I have my ever loving Pati and on my right I have my strict Boss. Both helps me to be what I am today and in future too.” She replied. “People must be seeing the sunset but I am actually seeing this as an end of one chapter with a promising bright new chapter of our life. Thank you Maan for everything.” She said as she locked herself into him.

THE END

Jeevana.

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Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 20

 

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Part 20

Maan was in his call for a long time, he wanted to get through it as fast as possible but then this client was not letting him and he was definitely not in the mood of business today. He wanted to spend his time with Geet rather than with his mobile. One statement from Geet has already changed his addictive nature towards work; as the minutes ticked his patience was running out. But being the client he had to be polite; at this moment he decided to take the serious action and cut short his clients’ words and ends it sooner.

 

Next what he had to do was to book a place very they could have their own sweet time for a while. He wanted to say so much to her but then words were at short for expressing his happiness today. He didn’t have to think twice before arranging for a small dinner outing for the night. Booking, arrangements & menu was all fixed in seconds; he wanted all the things perfect and should be comfortable too.

 

He thought to call her over phone to pack her bag so that they can leave but then why to waste time in calling he would pick her up on the way and leave. Today he was in a hurry but that was unknown to others so if someone came by mistake also infront of him with some issue, they were sure to get fired by him.

 

Unfortunately today it was Arjun, just outside the cabin Maan was stopped by him.

“Boss…” Arjun called out.

 

“Not now Arjun…” Maan said.

 

“But Boss … in the xyz project we have come across a small hitch and tomorrow afternoon we have to present the designs to the clients.” Arjun framed his sentence quite well getting the hint of temper in boss’s voice but didn’t know his luck was not with him today. 

 

“I said not now…handle it however you can or else postpone the meeting.” Maan said rather should be termed as his verdict.

 

“Geet… come with me now.” Maan said it firmly but the staff felt that today their boss was up for something. They could only pray for Geet’s safety.

 

Geet understood the reason behind the frustration poured out on Arjun followed silently behind him. She knew he was not or to say never could get anger on her. Once out alone away from the confines of the interference he would be normal.

****

 

Maaneet made their way out and the gossip mill started to run in full swing inside the office. Everyone had their bit of information to share with.

 

One said “Geet got a letter of promotion.”

 

“She rejected it.” said another.

 

“Why did she do so?” someother asked.

 

“It isn’t easy to handle things here. Even Geet couldn’t handle it, did you miss to see the tears which she wiped when she came out of the boss cabin. I am sure something serious must have happened.” Added a person.

 

“Why was she crying?” Someone questioned.

 

“Offcourse Boss would have been unhappy because she rejected his offer.” replied the one who was questioned.

 

Speculations, debates and different conclusions were being drawn by each and everyone present in the office. Some did it openly but some had it with themself. But out there away from these ridicule discussion Maaneet were having their moments.

***

They entered the lift and in that moment did Geet try to calm Maan as she rubbed her palm against his strong arms. “You didn’t have to be rude to him. And from when did MSK started putting your work behind. This is your first baby right.” Geet said sweetly.

 

“Yes, that is but I even know it can flourish without much of my intervention. People out there are being paid to take care of it and they are trust worthy enough for me to handle this new life.” Maan said as he slowly cornered her to a side of the life.

 

“So atleast now I get your whole attention.” Geet said smiling at his acceptance.

 

Maan pushed away the strands as he rested one hand at the wall behind her and the other moved to feel the life inside her and whispered “I Love You” but then he didn’t exepct silence at those words.

 

There was ding sound of the lift heard to break the silence and then Maan repeated again those words thinking she wants to hear it again “I Love you” but Geet replied pointing her finger towards him and slightly pushing him away “I hate you” and walked away from the lift.

 

Here Maan stood wondering why Geet reacted in such a way but rather than wondering he thought to check with her and he followed her. Unaware that Minal had witnessed their little exchange of words and needless to say that she was shocked to no extent. Geet was waiting next to his car; actually she was even cutier with that little anger on her face. He unlocked the car as she gladly occupied the place ignoring Maan royally.

 

Maan was contemplating how to make her speak out as she was not responding to any questions now.

“Geet … how about I get you an ice cream and you tell me why you are angry” Maan thought atleast now she will spill it.

 

“See Babaji; he only got the news today and today itself he doesn’t even understand why I am angry. What will happen when our baby will be in our hands? I am sure he would forget even my existence.” Geet cribbed loudly enough to convey her reason.

 

Maan instantly stopped the car hearing her explanation. Was she the same women who took such a mature decision a while ago? She thought it was just for baby and not for her as his one hand was on her stomach. Well he didn’t have any other option but to clarify her unnecessary doubt. He stepped out and bought some ice creams which as expected did melt her anger. And now she was back to herself, the issue was forgotten as the ice cream dissolved.

 

“Where are we going?” Geet asked in mid of her ice cream massacre.

 

“We are going to celebrate at the abc place; a candle light dinner.” Maan said smiling. 

 

“Dinner this early?” Geet said as it was still 2 in the afternoon.

 

“Yes, that is what I have planned, till dinner time your driver is ready to take you to any place you wish for.” Maan said.

 

With the cue Geet weaved a long list of things which has to be done till dinner “First we will visit a temple, then we will take sweets to home or else even better I would make some yummy delicious sweet myself and will share it with our parents, next we will have to pay a visit to the doctor also; actually it is too early to visit one but its okay no harm in paying one or two extra visit to doctor. You know at this time of the day at beach there will be no crowd so we can walk rather play in the water for a while.” Geet said giving a small chuckle whilst Maan kept on looking at her list. “Then…”Geet continued only to be interrupted by Maan

 

“Geet, slow down we have only few hours not a week that you are going on and on.” Maan said.

 

“I know we can’t cover entire things in half day but those are a part of the list of things which needs to be done. And I wanted you to know and now you do multi tasking drive us towards the temple and also hear the rest of my list.” Geet said.

 

“Temple…you should have told it before itself. Next to our office itself there is one.” Maan said.

 

“There I can’t go” Geet denied it outrightly. “Not until my delivery.”

 

Maan gave a confused look knowing her weird thinking. “Care to explain.”

 

“I want my first baby to be a boy. So I can’t climb the mountain, then how will I reach the shrine. Elders say when a woman in her pregnancy climbs a mountain she will have a girl baby.” Geet concluded.

 

“Geet, how can you depend on such things?” Maan questioned her. “How can your climbing mountain decide the gender of our baby?”

 

“I don’t know whether these things are true or false. Never ever had I got a chance to try before.” Geet said smiling sheepishly. “I don’t want to take any chances.”

 

“What if we have a baby girl itself even after this?” Maan asked her. “Would you not love her?”

 

“What are you saying? I would definitely treat her equally but somewhere I want a baby boy first. For next we can go for a girl, at that time I am ready to climb any number of mountains be it an Everest too but I have only one condition, you must accompany me there too.” Geet said as she rested her head over his shoulder.

 

Maan obliged her wishes as even he wanted a baby boy, with whom he could relive his life again.


 

 

 

Jeevana. 

 

 

Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 19

PPAB

Part 19

 

 

All staff members who went together at the beginning as a team but when they were back many had displeasure written on their face. On top were Sasha, Arjun & Adi as with so many people with them controlling become hard and they couldn’t actually spend quality time with their family members.

 

After a lot of thought Sasha came up with an idea “Why don’t we just let the families enjoy on there on and even we can concentrate on our own family. Less the number the trip would be more joyous.” 

 

“But many don’t know what is there to visit and how to go to each place.” Adi commented.

 

“We can do one thing, lets share our plan with everyone they can choose to cover them on their own in any order they may want to. With that we don’t have to wonder where they are and when all will assemble. Only thing is at the end they have to reach here and after 2 days we will leave which we can’t delay at any cost.” Arjun concluded.

 

“We can always have KC time in bus.” Sasha added.

 

So decided by the managers and also agreed by the remaining staff as it would help them itself. They can be free from some restrictions of managers along with that they can agree to family wishes and still abide by the managers words.

 

On the way back itself everything was set and also discussed what would be next days plan. As it was too late Maaneet had moved to their room and hence none noticed which room they were in.

 

***

Maaneet had reached early from the outing as they started late they didn’t venture into far away places. Needless to say Maaneet had their quality time and unknown to everyone the staff were giving more opportunity to be together away from anyone known eyes for coming days too. Today away from all the stress and loads of work Maaneet had a jovial time outside and inside in their room too. Many unsaid words and actions before were said and shared; there were neither any call which Maan had to attend urgently nor Geet had any household matters or deadlines to meet.

Morning couldn’t have been any more blissful than it was. Maan and Geet had snuggled into the other beloved. After having a contended sleep they freshened up and ready for the days trip. Geet was the first to move out and check, she found the manager trio chatting when she came to the reception and wished morning to them.

 

“Maam… Can we go to the near by xyz water falls, that is magnificent at this time of the year.” Geet asked.

 

“That’s a good idea Geet.” Maan said as he joined them in the conversation.

 

Maaneet missed to notice the looks which were exchanged by the trio. They also had planned for the same but when boss himself was accompanying then all their fun was at stake. And none were ready to let go of the chance to be free from order from boss. That was a different matter when the same were felt by their juniors.

 

Arjun was the first to react and say “We had been there yesterday and we are planning to cover the other side of the area today.” Sasha left a sigh while Adi chuckled in his style.

 

“Oh…” Geet made a gloomy face at missing out opportunity.

 

“No problem, we will go on our own then.” Maan declared his decision.

 

In a second Geet’s face was just the opposite ie cheerful and she said “Then I will get the bag backed.”

 

 She stood up to go when Maan interfered. “Geet…”

 

“Hmm” Geet responded as he stopped to hear him out.

 

“Pack some food too.”  Maan said and just went out to meet Shekar who just entered the reception area.

 

***

“You changed the plan very smartly.” Adi said.

 

“We wouldn’t have been so comfortable in his company.” Arjun replied.

 

“Come let’s tell the revised schedule to others too. I am sure those who had planned for the waterfalls would change their course too.” Sasha said smiling.

 

***

 

Maan did understand that his trio managers didn’t want boss to interfere in their fun when next day same thing was recreated. He was actually pleased as managers planned effectively as to avoid the site where boss was to go and his plan used to be on Geet’s wishes. He took her to the place she wanted to visit; it was actually Geet who would show the places once they reach any spot. She had visited these places before her marriage and she was being the guide for Maan. Those were the initial marriage days of her sister; she even disclosed the hide outs her jiju would take her sister for some pleasant talks whilst Geet would have been busy looking at the surroundings. She usually used to get hold when they left her alone for a long time and tease them till no end.

 

Now it was her time to experience that phase of the life. And she was glad that Maan didn’t mind fulfilling these small wishes; which though were small but left a lasting effect on their relation. Love and understanding are the base which they were strengthening on.

 

Two days rolled just in a blink of an eye. The trip ended on a happy note. And things became monotonous as the days passed by. With the heavy work load Maan started to assign Geet big projects and left her to take decisions on it. After the initial snags things become easier for Geet and any issues which she came up were only directed to Maan. Not only juniors many a times even the Arjun & Sasha would come up with loads of work issues for Geet to solve it.

 

***

Everything was running well until one fine day Geet opened her mail box in the morning to get a surprise of her life. It was her promotion e-mail elevating her to the post of Managing Director of Keerthi Designs. Attached also was the performance appraisal by all the seniors. The proposal first started with Sasha being transferred to Rajnish Creations to support Arjun on the new big venture which they acquire and then Arjun suggesting Geet’s name as the new face of Keerthi Design later Sasha seconding it.

Geet knew why Maan attached the whole appraisal mail trail; it was to make her believe that she deserved the position and the decision was not influenced by her being Mrs. Maan Singh Khurana. Recognition which she always wanted. Today not only she proved herself worth but also could fulfil Maan’s dreams to see her along with him as a MD. But then unfortunately things were not easy as it seems as today she had to choose in between the two happiness of her husband. Yes, she had to make a choice whether to accept this happiness or the other one which was also way to important for both of them.

 

However the decision wasn’t that difficult either as she chooses to give the other happiness over and above this one. And she replied through mail displaying her gratitude and also regret in not accepting the post along with it went the resignation letter of her. Reason which she didn’t want to disclose and just kept it as personal.

 

***

 

Maan waited anxiously to for his wife’s response but was shocked beyond doubt on reading the content of it. The next second whole staff got scared as their boss was roaring at Geet. Nevertheless Geet was anticipating the same; even the managers were shocked at Geet’s reply. The news was already spread that Geet rejected the offer of being MD of KD but on what grounds she choose to leave this big opportunity was still under covers.

 

Once Geet entered the cabin whilst Maan pounce on her “Why Geet you don’t trust on me or my decision?” he asked pushing her to the wall.

 

“Ouch… don’t push me and also keep distance atleast there must be a gap of my finger’s length.” Geet said poking him with her finger on his chest. 

 

Maan looked confused at her statement and looking at her silent husband Geet thought to continue “I thought to accept your proposal but then I had more alluring one in my hand and also this much pressure is not good. So I choose to reject it.”

 

Now Maan wanted to pull his hairs out at the puzzle she was waving around. “First you don’t accept what is told to you and now you are arguing back at me.”

 

“Okay… let me put it in more clear words… In one hand I had the promotion letter which is your dream and in other hand also I had your other dream. Now the question was which one should I give more importance? I could take up both for few days but later on it is highly impossible to manage both. And in that tenure where I will have to choose the company or my… I mean our bundle of joy is what I want to avoid now itself. Obviously we both want to be with the baby. But in that time I don’t want your first baby to suffer.” Geet said elaborately.

 

Baby, the word was enough to making him bring the sky down to earth. They were on the path of next level happiness. He could only take her in his arms silently expressing his joy to her. The two most precious gems of his life were cocooned in his arms.

 

Geet had tears of joy in her eyes they would have been in there world itself had it not been the ring on his mobile.

 

Geet took leave and came out of his closed cabin wiping of the left over tears of her cheeks which were the only thing others noticed.

Jeevana. 

 

 

Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 18

PPAB

Part 18

 

Geet was in still blabbering something to her sister when her cell rang. She would have ignored it but then thought against it and attended it thinking Maan might need something. Before she could say hello she heard his meek voice “Geet… do you have any tablet for fever?”

 

“What happened? You are not feeling well?” Geet asked anxiously.

 

“Geet… I am fine, we were there in the water park in the evening time so may be a bit tired and body ache. I don’t want that to turn into a fever. So if you have a tablet then let me know where it is. I would take it; you need not worry about it.” Maan played with his words as he exactly knew his wife’s reaction. She wouldn’t wait for a minute and would be at his door step. And in next second there was a knock on the door.

“Now who is knocking at the door. Can’t a sick man rest peacefully?” Maan added though he knew who it was.

 

“I am knocking. Why have you locked it? How was I supposed to come in? What’s taking so long to open one door?” She cribbed as she was unaware of the deliberate delay.

 

“Geet… it is you… wait for a minute I will open?” Maan made sure she waited anxiously.

 

As the door opened Geet barged in to check on her hubby dear who stood taking the support of the door and lazily made his way towards the bed after making sure he bolted the door to avoid any disturbance.

 

“Geet what are you searching in the bags… come here” Maan called her to bed. “Even you played in water park, you must also rest or else you will be in the same state as I am. Come here let me check you…”

 

“I am not feeling any tiredness. Let me give you medicine, I have it in my kit.” Geet said while Maan thought wickedly “Good that she isn’t tired.”

 

“Here have this medicine, you will get deep sleep and then all your pain will vanish.” Geet said still not getting his play. But when she touched his hands to handover a glass of water, she jolted with the chillness as Maan had washed his hands in cold water. “You are already cold let me get you another comforter.” Geet said and tried to rush to get it but Maan pulled her before that.

 

“I want my special comforter…” He demanded that’s when Geet looked into his eyes and understood his plan. But still she felt what if it was just her overworking minds imagination. While she contemplated about what to say or do he switched the places and he was now over her.

 

Geet was now sure her prem was all fine and it was a plan to call her. He started his assault and now her mind was not in a position to think anything else but to feel the emotions which he awoke. They were both drifting to such a state where mind had no work but to rest. Both had missed each other for a quite a few days and today it was time for unleashing the captive beast in them.  The world got restricted to the one other.

***

Outside Rajani unknown to the things happening between her sister and brother in law was getting worried for Maan and his health and was also ready to barge in to help her little sister. This worry was actually trouble her husband.

 

“Rajani… Where are you going?” Shekar, her husband asked.

 

“I will go and give these medicines to Maan. Or else you go and give by that time I will get some soup for him.” Rajani said.

 

“But…” He was ready to explain it to her over caring wife about Geet not being a little girl anymore. But Rajani had flown from there in next second.

 

He was about to knock on the door but something in him said against it. The feeble sounds were heard making him realise that he was right and should not interfere. So he quickly made way towards kitchen where he had to make her understand.

 

“Rajani… there is no need of all these. They have slept off so let not disturb them. They need rest. Geet is big enough to handle these situation and they don’t require our interference.” He said.

 

Though bit dissatisfied Rajani didn’t oppose him and kept quite to check on them first early in the morning. 

 

***

At the first sound of the birds chirping Rajani used to be awake everyday but the restlessness for her little baby sister made her sleep only the wee hours of morning. So as a caring husband it was Shekar who was taking care of all the responsibilities of the guests.

 

Arjun was the incharge for today’s sight seeing plan. So he was making sure that everyone would be ready. He knew his boss wouldn’t join today because Maan had to be with his relatives. But when Geet wasn’t there he thought to enquiry her BIL or sister. But when he was unable to find anyone he tried Geet’s cell but it was unanswered as Geet had left that where she and Rajani were chatting last night. Shekar was the one who noticed Geet’s mobile and kept it safely.

 

Tired of trying Arjun was ready to leave her and move out for the day as he recalled Shekar’s statement when both sisters had met. “These two sisters would forget the time and keep on chatting. Today night these two would be busy in their own world of gossips.”

 

To confirm his doubt he saw Shekar & Rajani speaking to one another.

 

“Rajani… You woke up?”Shekar

 

“Yes…” Rajani said “Did Geet wake up? Or she was still sleeping.”

 

“She must be still in her bed.” Shekar said.

 

Hearing to those words, Arjun and other staff made their way out leaving Maan and Geet for different reasons.

***

 

Maaneet came out late in the morning to have their breakfast or say brunch as they had slept late after long night. On enquiry of illness both just said that he was fine but there eyes did had the spark of last night. To avoid being more interrogated, Maan asked for some nearby place to visit.

 

So all the four planned to visit some nearby place, after leaving the place they thought to go to an ancient temple which was nearby. There was a custom which was followed in that temple wherein women were supposed to cover their head with their paloo while men attire should be dhoti & shawl but when they are in shirt and pant they could enter if they removed their upper garments. (Note: there are temples which follow these customs in south India so don’t be surprised)

 

None had any problem until Geet realised some young college girls who were there for darshan. They were giggling at themselves; she ignored that initially as girls would usually do that but then when they were often looking at her husband. Her anger was at its peak, being in temple she was supposed to be having peace of mind but here there was unrest in her.

 

She thought of all the different ways to keep her husband safe from these evil eyes. Finally she thought to stand in between her husband and those girls but who was she kidding. They also shifted place to have an uninterrupted view. Her husband was irresistible with those any attire on and now he would be the end of it.

 

Geet was supposed to go round the temple but instead she was going round her husband. Which was being noticed by many now? And they were giving weird looks at her.

 

Rajani who looked at Geet warned her “Geet, look in the front it is not the time to play stand still Aarthi is going to start now.”

 

Geet made a face but then she followed as told anyways she was glad as Maan made way so that she could stand in front of him and see the Aarthi. Not to forget the glares which she gave to those girls.

 

All came out and then Rajani started to shout at Geet for what she was doing inside the temple. Unable to accept the reason behind it Geet silently kept listening to her. Where as her BIL Shekar who came behind with Maan after collecting the prasadam couldn’t control more at his SIL state but laugh out. While Rajani looked a bit surprised at her husband but then Maan kinda of guessed that it was something related to the thing which Geet was doing.

 

“Jiju… you are not telling anything.” Geet warned but he was not ready to leave a very good chance to corner Geet thought which she gave it on her own.

 

“You never leave a chance to corner anyone then how can I leave this golden chance?” He said while explaining the reason behind Geet’s behaviour.

 

Geet got embarrassed but then she couldn’t hide what she felt or did at that time was something not in her control. After a bit time everything stabilised and everyone were back in the jolly mood with pulling each others leg for the rest of the day.

 

Jeevana. 

 

Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 17

PPAB

Part 17

Minal though pulled Geet next to her & it was more than an hour now still she was unable to form proper words to question her; what was that which was happening back in the park. Slowly Geet came to the topic of park, the rides she took. How much she enjoyed and how much she got scared at those certain turns and drops. Taking the cue Minal final asked “Geet, you were fine after that xyz ride. I was really at the verge of fainting.”

 

“I thought it was only me who felt like that and at that time Boss came in handy.” Geet said feeling a bit revealed.

 

“Geet… I actually heard Boss say about you ditching prem.” Minal said mildly still hesitant of the response she would receive.

 

On reminded of that situation Geet’s anger just rose to an upper notch and she warned “I don’t want to remember that. How dare he say some thing like that? What does he think of himself? He will order me something and I would just meekly follow him. I will do what I want. I am the Boss not him, atleast here. I can adjust with many things but not ditching and all. Doesn’t he know what prem is for me that he is just mentioning it and hurting me? How could he try to take advantage of the situation? I don’t want to see even him now.”

 

On hearing to Geet’s words Minal came to the conclusion that it is Boss who is atleast tad bit interested in Geet but why would he was also a question which was lurking in her mind? As per her understanding Boss’s wife is expecting and on that day when she had heard his talks with his wife. Boss was quite worried and also caring too towards his wife. Then why would he try to mess with any other women. That too Geet, who could spend all her day with only one word prem & only prem. Only option left is to keep him at bay just as Geet is doing now. But how can I not keep a watch on our Boss.

 

Wait a second what did I just do now. My two niece are sitting beside him. What if he try trouble them too. Poor girls can’t understand the dark side of this world. On getting that doubt she now wanted both her niece next to her. All her precaution towards Geet just flew out of the window and now it was only Anjali and Anitha whom she cared for. She wanted to push Geet back to her seat. Anyways she is a grownup girl and can manage boss. She has already shown that attitude towards boss and will continue too going forward if he tries to mess with her.

 

“Geet… you get back to your seat. Anjali & Anitha would want to sleep next to me as both would get scared.” She blabbered whatever reason she could frame in her mind. But to her disappointment Geet had slept off and that was when she noticed the time which showed she had been thinking about from past an hour or two.

 

Minal made way towards her niece to look for them. Nevertheless she was astonished at the sight; that was her Boss reciting a tale to them. Both her niece loved hearing to them before they went to bed.  This was a new facet of her boss. He can’t be that bad thought Minal and to form a bad opinion. May be there was more what Boss had to say which I didn’t understand. To think about Geet’s prem, Minal had always felt he is too good to be true as Geet say. He hears her every word without any complaints so understanding…No it can’t be real. Geet would be making it up.

 

Minal was still in her thoughts when the bus stopped abruptly declaring their arrival of the lodge. Slowly many got up and they woke the remaining people. Maan descended down first to check at the reception their reservation; after all it was he who had booked the place for everyone. But not before checking at Geet’s direction. Minal was trying to wake her up. As he spoke to the receptionist and disbursing his employees to their rooms he waited for Geet but even as many got settled she was nowhere to descend from the bus. He thought to check on Geet and his legs moved faster as he wanted to known the reward he would get once Geet came to know his surprise. He entered only to witness Minal trying to wake her both niece at one end and at the other end she was trying to wake Geet up. And both were giving competition to one another in troubling Minal.

 

He moved towards Geet and spoke in his firm voice “Get up Geet or else…” he left the words in middle intentionally. She knew that tone of his that had more hidden meaning and that’s why Geet made a pouting face but opened her eyes to find her prems naughty smile. But Geet saw Minal behind Maan, who was looking at them curiously. So she quietly followed Maan making a face anyways she couldn’t form anywords with her sleepy head to answer him back.

 

Now that Geet was up, Maan moved towards girls and took Anitha in his arms and asked Minal to take Anjali in hers while Geet followed them with their handy bags. Maan and Minal were in front but Geet was left behind as she dragged her legs along side the bag. She didn’t even know where she was heading to. How many times she was on the verge of falling but some how she managed it.

***

 

She was very sleepy and the husband of hers was hell-bent on not listening to her. The only bright side she could see was the comfy bed she could dig into in few seconds. But when did luck favour her when it came to her sleep. In these thoughts she didn’t know when she crashed into something hard as usually she waited for the pair of arms which would engulf her and all her troubles would cease to exist from that instance. But then she was blest with a weird mocking laugh.

 

“You proved me right Geet. The marriage didn’t change a thing. You are the same as you were.” Geet heard him comment while her heart leapt in surprising agility.

 

Geet stared at the person infront of her with wide eyes and wondered whether she landed at the right place or was she still dreaming in her sleep. But a slight pinch on her hand was enough to make her sleep to vanish in thin air. She jumped in her happiness and ran to hug her even squash the lady who just stood next to the person who laughed.

Arjun just came back after settling his family to check on Geet. Did she get settled with Minal or was just left wondering out was surprised and relieved to see that Geet was in safe hands. Now he need not interfere as she is in the best hands of her sister Rajani. He left back thinking he can have his family time without any worry now. As Geet’s untimely entry had kept him occupied.

 

***

 

Maan had not thought that his night’s plan can get affected with this surprise. He had left Minal’s room after settling the twins there. Once he was back at the reception; the over enthusiastic wife of his sat along with her sister & brother-in-law. Geet’s BIL did involve in ladies talks but his disappointment was also shown on his face which the ladies royally ignored. The reason was unknown to Maan, as it was the first time these sisters are meeting after his marriage. But time thoughts everything so was this as he understood that once these sisters get together they wouldn’t remember anything. Not even their husband.

 

Looking at the plight of Maan, Geet’s BIL took pity and said “Maan… These ladies won’t break for the night. Let’s give them the privacy to crib about us while we can sleep peacefully today.”

 

Maan didn’t know what to reply and only smiled but he knew he wouldn’t get any peace once he is alone. Nevertheless he got up and wished good night to the ladies in a gentleman way or say he let them believe it so. His clever mind had already made a backup plan to capture his wife for the night.

Jeevana. 

 

Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 16

PPAB

Part 16

“How come Geet become normal suddenly?” Arjun asked Sasha getting confused about Geet’s behaviour.

 

“All credits goes to me, I advised her and see the result.” Sasha said blowing air at her left fingers as if drying her nail polish and raising her invisible collar.

 

“What did you suggest her?” Arjun asked.

“Well, to solve a fight one has to bow down and i just asked her to do so there by ending the fight. Guess she took my advice to put an end to her fight with her Prem.” Sasha said.

 

“Okay, then let’s get back to the game. Who has to take the next cue?” Arjun questioned and didn’t bother argue with Sasha as she was supporting the husband.

 

***

Here Geet tried to remember the way and was quite surprised herself that she still remembered it. She was briskly walking ahead as she didn’t want to mislead and get them self lost in this isolated place. A bright sun was dancing on them but that didn’t dampen her spirits. After walking a stretch she turned back feeling really happy as they would reach the park very soon that too before their friends while Maan who had a bag pack on his back was walking leisurely as his legs had still cramps but his eyes were on Geet to make sure she didn’t run away in her childish excitement.

 

Here she was so excited & look at her husband away from all the fun. He was dragging himself into this place. If he didn’t want to enjoy then why to get her here she thought but she was not going to let him go so easily. She ran back to him in a second but didn’t say a thing but silently followed a step behind him and Maan guessed she is definitely upto something.

 

 When Maan reached the spot till Geet had gone before running back to him, he stopped waiting for her to take the lead again but Geet was lost in something else so she collided with Maan.

 

“Geet, where are you looking and walking??” Maan asked in his stern voice.

 

“I was searching for a white hair on your head. Don’t disturb me.” Geet said seriously looking in his hairs.

 

“Geet… show me the way.” Maan said as he stood in front of the big tree and two pathways on either side was there.

 

“How boring you are… that’s why I was searching some white hairs. Uff babaji what did I do for this. Main kya karoon raam mujhe buddha mil gaya haay haay buddha mil gaya” Geet cribbed looking up shocking Maan even more but soon recovered and thought “How the hell did he get this lady as his? Looks like he has to show this buddhi what her buddha can do”

 

Rather than getting angry Maan came behind her and questioned “So you think I am your Buddha??”

 

“Yes” she said and turned around slightly disappointed for not getting required reaction of his but to her surprise next second she was swept away in his arms. “You know, this is an isolated place.” Geet said.

 

“So what are you suggesting… you want me to complete what we were doing in bus?” Maan questioned innocently.

 

She made a face does she has to remind him and pulled him closer to finish off what they had started. He had pushed her against the tree as he took her lips into his. While his hands which were keeping her steady at her waist started to move upwards as her hands had already roamed in his hairs to pull him more into her if any left earlier though. A little space was given only when Maan felt they were out of breath but then his attention was now had been taken by the milky cream skin of hers over the jaw line. They would have gone ahead if not the zooming trucks horn brought them back and Maan stepped a bit away to control his urges to stop. They weren’t that far from the highway nor was this a place to do things which they were heading towards.

 

“You always have to leave things half way??” She complained pouting but clearly knew they had to stop but it was easy to blame it on him.

 

“Why do you provoke me at the wrong time? We can’t do it here but tonight I promise you I wouldn’t leave you for a second.” Maan said as he corrected his hairs which were ruffled by her while she calmed her erotic heart.

 

“Tonight is ours, until then let’s concentrate on reaching the park first.” Maan said taking the bag pack which was waiting for their attention.

 

With no other interruption Maan & Geet reached the park. And first thing which Geet did was to call up Arjun and tease his decision to not follow her.

 

“Hello Arjun Sir” Geet said “Where are you? Did you cross the toll gate or not?

 

By now Arjun had realised his mistake and said “No Geet we are still struck in the traffic. Did you reach the park?”

 

“Oh Yes we are. Boss is already at the tickets counter. He asked me to check with you how many we need to buy.” Geet said trying to hide her giggle which is all set escape from her mouth.

 

Arjun counted and gave the number of tickets which had to be purchased which Geet conveyed it to Maan.

 

“How much more time would take for the bus to reach Sir?” Geet asked as she was eager to enter the park and play.

 

“I just enquired it with the driver, he said approximately in an hour we will be in front of our destination.” Arjun said and realised Geet had already lost her patience to wait that too when she was infront of the park moreover she was already not in her best moods but this win over some trivial issue has made her happy as she is in her crispy self so he suggested “Geet, why don’t you guys start with the rides. Once we are there we will call you then you can come to the entrance gate to hand us over the tickets.”

 

“Thank you Sir. Call Boss once you are here rather than me I would forget mobile once I am in the park. Boss has already got the tickets.” Geet cut the call even before Arjun could reply.

 

Geet led Maan towards the entrance while she told about their current plan. Maan could only smile at her childish excitement.

 

More than an hour passed Maaneet were enjoying the rides after ride while the bus just stopped infront of the park and Maan came out to hand over the tickets as Geet was busy in the ride and was not in the mood to come out that early.

 

As Maan handed over the tickets all the office staff along with family spread over the park as per rides they wished to ride first. None wanted to question where Geet was as they thought how to ask Boss about it. Minal who wanted to accompany Geet as her nieces were already in their world she was alone just like Geet was. So she set out to search Geet in the park. No use of calling on her mobile. And when she finally found Geet, the ground underneath her foot slipped.

 

Maan’s hand was on Geet’s waist as she leaned on his shoulder to walk straight. He handed a bottle of water to her as he said “Maan is the one next to you so better get yourself accustomed to it and ditch that prem, it doesn’t suit.”

 

Some moments earlier Maan & Geet were in a roller coster ride and the speed & height made Geet little uncomfortable but as Maan was beside her and he insisted to go for the ride she agreed but as the turns & drops got faster & scary she couldn’t her scream and out of habit she called out prem aloud and grabbed his arm for support. At the end when they came out she was still bit dizzy. Maan held her and took to the near by seat and to divert her mind he spoke  “Maan is the one next to you so better get yourself accustomed to it and ditch that prem, it doesn’t suit.”

 

Needless to say Minal was lost in her new-found secret that she couldn’t even enjoy the holiday. But she wasn’t the one who was going to give soon. If Geet is in trouble be it boss she will pitch in and help her out of it. By the time everyone finished the rides it was already night and so they finished their dinner and got themself ready to travel again. As everyone guided themselves to their respective seats all tired Minal pushed her two niece into front seat next to her Boss and pulled Geet next to her. 

 

Geet couldn’t say no to her friend and Maan knew their next destination isn’t far so he let her enjoy with her friends. And he was getting the company of two girls which was enough to bring the smile on his lips.

Jeevana. 

 

Pati Patni Aur Boss – Part 15

PPAB

Part 15

Geet stood a step away from the seat to know what prem was doing and the sight wasn’t any welcoming for her. The seat had been inclined as a reclining chair and he had stretched himself as if resting but she knew that peace was not anywhere near him. His legs were crossed and hands resting behind his head and eyes on the view outside but was he noticing even a thing out there was all she could wonder. Looking at him a small idea clicked in her mind. She thanked he hadn’t straighten the seats as now it gave them the privacy hiding behind more than the couple of empty seats and away from the noise of her friends play.

 

Geet poked on his shoulder gaining his attention towards her. Maan raised his eyebrow as if asking what now? Geet said showing the window seat on which Maan had sat “That’s my seat.” Without any word Maan uncrossed his leg to get up when Geet settled comfortable on his lap & rested her head on his chest. “This is my seat, where were you planning to go.” Geet said slightly raising her head while her hands were didn’t stop but started to play with the buttons of his shirt.

 

He held her securely to make sure she didn’t slip away with the jerks of the bus but didn’t respond to any of her talks or antics. It was just a start he knew and was waiting for the whole play to unfold. And as anticipated she continued “I won’t call you by name.” He wondered now what new reason she has come up to justify her theory. “You don’t want to ask me why? Oh I forgot you are not talking with me, then how will you ask me. Don’t worry I will tell you myself.”

 

Maan made a face as if telling her that’s so grateful of you. “Every time I call your name I remember the stringent, rigid, tough and not to forget the big-headed boss of mine.” She slowly looked at him if he was giving any reaction to it but by now he was used to her these silly names but that didn’t stop her from not irritating him. “And remembering some 3rd person in between husband & wife is not right so now onwards you are one and only my prem.”

 

She definitely saw a slight flicker in his action showing his displeasure in it. But then he was still stubborn and not speaking to her. She was little cautious in her acts too as they were out in bus and their privacy can any time be lost. It was time to take the fun little higher, “Still not ready to give in?” She whispered into his ears and his silence gave her the required challenge as she went ahead inching closer to him. Their faces were just an inch away but eyes were on each other. One was waiting to know how far she could take it while the other deliberately was taking it slow to know if he would give up now.

 

Geet closed the distance pecking slightly then when he didn’t react to it. She continued to do that again and again as if it was her favourite ice cream sometimes pecking, sometimes licking and sometimes sucking. Even then when he didn’t respond but gave a weird look to Geet clearly stating what is she upto. She smiled, winked at him and replied “I have kissed away my anger from your nose now you can smile and talk to me peacefully.”

 

Her words did the magic but then still there was a little curiosity to know what else she would do if he is still did not budge. But the question was is he ready to experiment now, he looked out to know where exactly they were and the destination wasn’t too far. His thinking process came to halt when she made him look at her by turning his face towards her. “What are still thinking???” Geet asked.

 

Rather than answering he turned her so that he was on top of her & whispered “I would have gladly answered you but right now the problem is we are at the nick of reaching the destination abc amusement park. So you need to wait for the answers Geet.” With that he slightly pecked her lips before he got up to meet his staff and remind they are close to the destination.

 

The moment Maan said did she realise that till now she hadn’t even thought to enquiry where they were heading too. Now here attention went towards the placard, posters displayed to attract the public. This was on of the parks which she had visited before too and how can she forget how they were struck for hours in toll gate. She looked out to know exactly how many kilometres they were away from the toll, it said around 20 kms they still had to drive. Apparently she still has time to warn everyone and not waste time in toll gates.

 

Here Maan was happy that she was finally come back to him and things were sorted out but they can settle the score afterwards. He met all his staff & their family, he was surprised to see two girls next to Minal they were look-alike. “What are your name girls?” Maan questioned. One girl said extending her hand “Hi…I am Anjali and she is Anitha my sister.” “Sweet name girls” Minal who was just sat there watching her boss sweetly smiling said “Boss, they are my two niece, they had holidays so they are accompanying me.” Maan liked chatting with these twins both were opposite to each other one carefree & the other bit introvert.

 

“Arjun… wish Minal hadn’t got these two kids with them. Geet could have sat next to Minal and both Boss & Geet wouldn’t have to get into any embarrass moments.” Sasha said to Arjun so that only he could hear.

 

“Can’t help it either these two twins are magnet to Minal. I requested both of them to shift in front so that Geet could settle next to Minal & all problems could have been solved but none were ready to leave Minal alone.” Arjun said.

 

There were quite a few number of kids too who were enjoying this little trip. Finally after that he said to get ready for the amusement park which was just few kms away. Kids or elders both would enjoy there and that was the reason why they had chosen this destination too.

 

Geet came all smiling and happy back to her real self and announced to everyone. “I know a path way which would come in another few kms from here from there let’s walk.” Everyone gave a weird look to her as almost everyone had kids along with them and getting them agreed to walk in an isolated place was not a good idea.

 

Arjun finally spoke up “Geet… we can reach the park easily in this bus. We will anyways have to walk so much inside also let’s not get tired before we enter the park. See the sun out there, it is so hot.”

 

“Exactly we will get tired if we go through this route as…” Geet was saying when Arjun cut her and said.

 

“Okay, who ever want to join in for a walk, let them go and who ever want to reach in bus, let them stay.” Arjun decided and everyone agreed.

 

But to Geet’s dismay none agreed to take the short cut path way, finally she turned to her prem as till now he had stood silent and was watching the whole drama.

 

“I am having cramps as I sat for a long time so I need a little walk to get them out. So I am ready to walk the short cut would you like join me Geet.” Maan said with a slight smile.

 

Geet was on the cloud nine as she heard his words. Wanting to hug him but then more important thing was to collect her bag as the path way was just a mile away. She collected her purse while Maan arranged what was necessary to carry inside the park and asked the driver to stop near the place.

 

“Geet… meet you at the entrance. We would buy tickets for both of you, that would save your time and we can enjoy the rides instantly.” Arjun said.

 

“Before you buy the tickets for us, give me a call Arjun sir. Who knows we may be inside enjoying the rides. It would get late you guys should move fast. Bye bye” Geet said while smiling.

 

Here Maan was noticing Geet asked “Geet, why are you so keen at taking this path?”

 

“You don’t know?” Geet questioned back but then continued “There is a highway toll gate where there would be huge traffic of about 1 km minimum. We would have gone mad in that snail pace moving traffic. It would take no less than an hour to cross that toll then they have to take a deviation towards the park which is around 15 miles. Last time when I had come along with my friends we had gone mad waiting. And we had heard few of localities talking about this route so we had tried this one while going back. This time it came in handy. Come I still know the way.” While Maan just followed her.

 

Jeevana.