Princess of my life

She willed herself to not check her phone to see if he had replied. It had been about three days now. She hated that she was constantly checking his ‘last seen at’ status and yes, he had logged in just five minutes ago. Yet she couldn’t stop herself. This sinking feeling to find absolutely no communication from him was becoming unbearable, almost torturous.

And then, just as she sat down in her chair, her phone vibrated. With her heart thudding in her ear, she unlocked her phone and stared at the screen. Finally! It was his message.

But when she opened it and read it, she nearly stopped breathing. She didn’t know if he was joking or not. What was this?

The message was – “I met a Princess. Do you want to talk to her?”

The memories came flooding in her mind. She had never thought that her marriage decision would happen just with ten minutes of conversation with a guy she hardly knew! She never thought that she would be loved and celebrated by husband.

But all these happened, though hers was an arranged marriage. He was a kind of a man, who wanted to treat his wife as a queen. Her marriage was an elegant one, completely arranged by him. He had carefully decided their honeymoon spot and discovered few romantic spots which only few could know. He wanted to surprise her every second of their honeymoon. He wanted to see her big eyes, becoming even bigger as the surprises get revealed one by one.

 

During their honeymoon:

 

She was excited on seeing that he had booked a large cosy cottage, which she had always dreamt of. She felt shy that she was going to be alone with a guy for the first time. He held her hands and took her inside, she felt electric. As soon as he closed the door, he held her face “You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen” and gave her a neat kiss. She blushed and ran away.

She took bath and started cooking their breakfast. As soon as he entered the kitchen, she blushed. He immediately assured her “Hey Reethi darling, am not here to kiss you, but to help you with your cooking. Give me all those vegetables, I will cut them. We will finish the breakfast soon and then have fun ;).”

Once they were done with their breakfast, they went to the beach.

In the beach:

They played in the water. First he took water in his hands and splashed on her face gently.

They looked at each other brimming with love!!!!!!

He wrote “I love you” in the sand.

She wrote “I am crazy about you darling.” And it went on till there was no space in the sand to write…

In the evening:

He took her with her eyes tied with a scarf. Once he opened her eyes, she saw the most romantic place ever seen. They got into a boat. While they were riding, she saw that it was a river which was between Mangroves forest where the fireflies had settled on the trees like stars in the Earth. It was a mesmerizing ride.  When they were mid-way, he took her hand and kissed it. She smiled. He gave two rings to her, they exchanged the rings.

He held her hands and told “Listen Reethi, this is quite serious.  I was not interested in love before marriage. But I had always wanted ever-flowing love in my marriage life. If you do anything that hurts you, let me know immediately, instead of keeping things in your mind and in turn hating me. I will do my best to keep you happy”

She replied “Kishore, I do not want gifts like this, expensive hotel stays, tours, car or bungalow. I just want you completely for me.”

He replied “Reethi, don’t worry. I am always for you”.

At night, when he was sitting in the lawn,

She went near him, hugged him tightly and gave him a kiss on his cheeks…

He bit her cheeks and made her sit on his lap and they spent time happily enjoying the beauty of the moon.

Their love for each other started growing day by day.

One day, she came back early from office and was searching for one of her novels when she found his diary. She eagerly checked the contents, it had the following line in it – I am the wealthiest man on earth because “A good wife and health is a man’s wealth”.

She got a silent tear of happiness. But she never knew that all this would come to an end because of the arrival of a new character in her life.

After two months of her married life:

One day, she suddenly fainted when she got up from the sofa. He got nervous and immediately rushed to the clinic. The doctor smiled on seeing his anxious face. Once the urine test results came, she informed him that “He was going to become a father soon”. His joy knew no bounds.

He called and informed his parents. His father asked him immediately “Is it a boy child? It has always been a boy child in our family. I won’t be happy if it is a girl child my boy.”

He replied “Don’t worry dad. If it had always been a boy child in our family, how would I give birth to a girl child?”

He started behaving as though he was the first person in the world to become a father. He started thinking about which school his kid would study, which shop he should look for his kid’s clothes and toys.

Every day, he massaged her to ease her pain. He gently caressed her with a flower to make her sleep. Prepared nutritious dishes for her and ensured that she had every bit of the food he prepared.

Whenever she got a craving for a particular type of food, the food would be there for her within an hour. Even her mom would not have taken care of her like that. She was in a blissful state.

Three months after she had got conceived:

He excitedly told her “We will soon find out the gender of our baby”

She gleefully told him “Dear, I would like to have a girl baby who would unconditionally love us”

He replied back seriously “No, I do not want a girl child. Let it be boy child or no child”

She was taken aback by his reply. She started getting stressed out worrying about the gender of her child.

At the scan centre:

The nurse shouted “Reethi’s attendant, Reethi’s attendant”

Kishore jumped from his seat in excitement and anxiety to know about his child’s gender.

Doctor “Reethi and Kishore, you are going to have a lovely girl child”

She was terrified and he was devastated.

He told “Reethi, I do not want this child. Abort it.”

She retorted “No I can’t. I want my first child.”

“Do you want me or your child”, he was adamant in his stance.

She begged “I need both of you”

He decided and shouted in a firm voice “You have only one option. Tell me it is either me or your child”

She voiced “I cannot kill my child for sure”

He hysterically shouted back “So, you do not want me. Ok am leaving, bye.”

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The door closed with a loud thud, as he furiously came out of his home. On his way, suddenly something dashed on him and he fell down. Then only he realized that a small girl had dashed on him.

The girl’s head was bleeding severely. The girl was murmuring “Daddy daddy daddy, it is paining a lot, please help me”. He could not bear seeing the small girl’s anguish. He immediately called the ambulance and rushed her to the hospital.

Before she became unconscious, she lifted her arm but since she did not have strength, it fell straight on his hands. She clutched his hand and cried “Daddyyyyyyyyy”. He felt as though his unborn child was pleading “Daddy please save me”. He sensed tears flowing down his cheeks.

He saw that the kid had several bruises on her body. He could not see her condition and turned away with tears-filled eyes. He felt guilty that God has punished this innocent girl to make him realize the significance of life, be it a girl or a boy.

He snivelled to God with anger “Why do you have to punish this little princess, why can’t you just hurt me. After all, I had done all the misdeeds. I do not know how you do it, but save this girl, please.”

He lost track of hours and days, and kept on praying for the girl to recover. He had nothing other than saving the girl as his goal.

As an answer to his prayers, she opened her eyes after three days of silent struggle. She meekly called out “Daddy, daddyyy”. He gently patted on her hands and assured her that she is safe. He silently thanked God for saving her. She innocuously smiled at him. At that moment, he realized that he never wants to miss such a smile in his life. He instantly pulled out his mobile and messaged her – “I met a Princess. Do you want to talk to her?”

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Devastated

I stepped inside my once beautiful house. I was shattered on looking at the scattered valuables. One of my treasured gifts given by my love Sri was tattered and shapeless. I could not control my emotions when I touched the gift.
I was drifted to the past when she had surprised me with this gift. It was my 23rd birthday. I was the kind of guy who rarely used to remember my birthday. It was about to end like any other normal day, I little knew that it was going to be life-changing day.
I was sitting under my favourite neem tree enjoying the graceful breeze and reading Digital Signal Processing (DSP – Degree Stopping Paper). I was sincerely taking notes in the attempt of maintaining my status to be “without any history of arrears”.
I suddenly felt as though someone was blowing hot air on my neck. When I turned my head, I saw my best friend Srividhya, a cute innocent girl with chubby cheeks, dimple chin and rosy lips, standing behind me. She looked at me in a way which I could not decipher. She asked me to close my eyes for ten minutes. I could sense that she was clearing the books from my lap. She then placed something on my lap. She closed my eyes with her hand, when I started opening my mouth to ask her what she was doing, she gave me a neat smooch.
I could not understand what was happening around me. She had not even sat near me till now, now she has smooched me. I did not know how to react. What did she mean by kissing me? She opened my eyes, took her lips from mine and ran inside my home with a shy smile which I have never seen before.
Before me, was a birthday greeting card with the text “Happy birthday to my love Sudhakar” which gave a clear indication that she did love me. Do I love her? I was not sure. She was always with me right from my 1st standard. I had always felt special when I was with her, but had never got a feeling that I love her. Below the greeting card, there was an album. I was shocked to see the contents. She had taken pics of me without my knowledge, it had photos with all my emotions. It also had photos where we had given several cool poses. Another shock for me – there was another album with whatever things I had given to her, including a band aid which I had applied when she had got hurt!
What else will a guy do after seeing all this? Obviously I feel in love with her after seeing her being so crazy about me. I went inside my home in search of her, she was sitting in my room looking nervous waiting for my answer. I sat near her and turned her face towards me. She was still shy and did not look at my face. I snapped my fingers to invite her attention. She looked at me for a second and immediately turned her face.
“Sri, I want to give you my reply, please turn and look at my face”
“Sudha, I cannot bear if you are going to say that we can just be friends and that you are not interested in love”
“No dear, I love you, would you be by my side till I die?”
“Shut up, I will be by your side till I die”
I kissed on her cheeks and she laid down on my shoulders for few seconds.
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Now on seeing the frayed album, I thought about my frantic efforts in reaching her mobile phone. Because of the network failure, I was not able to call anyone. Leave alone Sri, not even the emergency contact numbers for getting food. I still remember each and every dreaded second of the past three days.
I was having a lovable chat with Sri, she was on her way from her office. Suddenly, she cut the call as it had started raining heavily. That was the last call I could make on that day. I tried calling her again after an hour, when the network was not available. I kept the mobile in a place where the network strength would be maximum. Still there was no trace of mobile signal. So I tried calling from my landline, landline connection was dead.
Having no other option other than waiting for her to call, I started watching television. I was watching my favourite song “Munbe va en munbe va”, thinking how lovely it would be if she comes before me at that moment. Suddenly there was a power cut. I got vexed with all communication to the outside world cut. I could not even go out, as it was raining heavily. I was wondering she reached home safely, when there was an announcement “The nearby lake is going to overflow now. Please take your valuables and shift to a safer location”.
My family was shocked. Before we could react, water started coming inside our home. It came with such a force that we were unable to collect things and had to immediately shift to the first floor. The only valuable that I had picked was my mobile as I wanted to check Sri’s status.
In the first floor, we did not have any facilities for cooking. We spent the entire night without food. We were unable to sleep without power. Suddenly water level started rising and water started coming inside the first floor also. We had to immediately shift to the second floor. The next two days our life was a hell, we were terrified that the water level might increase till the second floor. Without food, my parents started feeling giddy. I felt terrible as I was not able to help them in this crucial moment. The network connectivity was still not available. I started shouting from balcony for help, when my neighbour helped me out with a biscuit packet and water bottle. We thanked them from the bottom of our heart.
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After the water level got restored, I was the first one to enter our home. I felt devastated on looking at the condition of my home. But on seeing the shattered gift of Sri, I totally lost track of things around me and had concern on nothing other than Sri.
My network connectivity was not yet restored. I checked the landline, it was in a terrible condition. So I decided to surprise her by visiting her home. On the way, I was dreaming about the shock on her face, on seeing me after a month.
When I reached her home, a huge crowd was standing outside. I wondered what function was happening inside! When I went inside and saw her body on the floor, I could not believe my eyes. I did not want to believe what was in front of my eyes. I wish all this was a dream.
I tried pinching me to come back to the real world. But unfortunately, I was standing in her house to witness the most tragic moment of my life. She was electrocuted on her way to her home. I went and hugged her and cried ignoring the crowd that was gathered around her. My future had crashed before my eyes. The loss that happened in my home was nothing when compared to what I was facing here.

Rahul and Sana

“Rahul, my dear Rahul, why are you such a lovable darl”, Sana was wondering…

It had been 6 months since she had started loving Rahul, every moment her love for him was increasing more than she had expected… She had always felt that love was only pain when her friends had come up with their love less love story.. But Rahul had proved it wrong, he had made her feel blissful in love.. He showered her with love.. Entire college envied the pair.. Sana could clearly feel the jealousy in her friends’ eyes when Rahul looked at her with love filled eyes… Sana did not feel bad, in fact she felt proud…

She did not want to be like the typical lovers.. She loved him to the core but always maintained a distance and wanted to do so till their marriage.. Rahul was quite understanding.. She never went to park, beach or movies with him, they met only at the college and even while chatting they were decent, that is what she loved about Rahul.. Had it been for any other guy who she had previously met, they had immediately started flirting with her…

It was her birthday… She wondered if he remembered her birthday… She did not get any message from him till she reached her college, she was quite worried as to what happened to him… When she was about to enter her classroom, suddenly flowers started falling on her head, it was such a pleasant feeling… She closed her eyes and enjoyed, forgetting her worries about Rahul for a second.. Suddenly she opened her eyes in panic as to what happened to her Rahul, when he was standing in front of her with her favourite cake and wishing her “Happy birthday my love…”

She was flying on cloud nine.. She had never been so happy in her lifetime… She wanted to hug him but she controlled her feelings… He enjoyed seeing her happiness… He gifted her, a Samsung S2 phone with her pic as the wallpaper… She was shocked to see her pic.. He had never taken a pic of her nor had she shared him, her pic… How did he get it?

She got angry and questioned him as to how he had got her picture…  He replied that he was never let to take a pic of hers, and that he wanted to give a special gift on her birthday, for that he wanted to surprise her with this wonderful pic of hers.. That day she was looking like an angel and he wanted to treasure that moment so he had taken this photo…

He angrily replied that he was sorry for thinking that he had the rights at least to take her pic for giving her a surprise…

She felt bad and replied that she was sorry and that she would accept whatever punishment he would give her for hurting him…

He replied that he had one special punishment and the punishment was that she had to come to his home and meet his mom…

She replied with a sad face that she can’t do that…

He replied in an angry tone that if she was not ready for the punishment, then it meant that he is still hurt and that he can’t talk to her hereafter..

She begged him to understand her feelings, that she cannot come to his home before their marriage..

He replied back in total rage that he was just calling her to meet his mom.. What was wrong in that?

She was still reluctant and replied back that she did not mean that whatever he was asking was something wrong, but she wanted to come and feel the environment of his home for the first time after marriage.. That had been her dream till now…

He said with a sad face “Ok, then I won’t insist you…”

She was unable to bear seeing him sad and she replied positively that she would come to his home but specifically mentioned that this would be the first and last time she would be coming before marriage..

He replied back that this would be the first and last time she would be coming to his home… Though she was reluctant, she also had a sense of excitement on the prospect of seeing her mother-in-law..

He had told her that he would come and pick her from the bus stop near her house but she had insisted on coming by auto… He had left to her choice, lest she cancels the plan.. He had given clear instructions to her as to how she can reach his home..

He was waiting at the entrance right from the second she had told that she had started from her home though he knew that it would take at least twenty minutes from her home… As soon as she reached his home, he jumped with joy and pulled her with enthusiasm upstairs ignoring her questions as to why they were going upstairs…

As soon as he opened the door of the room upstairs, she found five guys looking at her in different angles.. She immediately wanted to run downstairs and meet his mom and leave from the place.. She was quite sure that he was going to kill those bastards for looking at her in that way… But on turning and seeing him, she found that he was looking at her worse than his friends…

She immediately pushed him and started to run, but she was no match for the six guys… They took her upstairs and forcefully tore her dress and started plunging into her… She had never even dreamt of such animals in her life.. She felt the darkness pulling her in, she tried to fight it but it was too strong and she had to finally give in…

When she woke up, she lay naked in the bus stop near her home with bruised body… All she could do was to cry.. She did not want to go home and face her parents in this condition… Her brother who was returning from his night shift, was dumb-found to see his sister in such a bad state… He immediately took off his clothes and covered her and took her home. Her parents were waiting for her to return…

On seeing her condition, her mom Sara started to shout, when her dad held her hand to stop her… Sara immediately understood and took Sana in her arms to their bedroom. The entire night, Sara did not even blink once lest Sana tried to take some stupid decision.. The next day, Sara took Sana to a gynecologist to check her condition. The doc dressed her wounds and gave her pain killers and had a counseling session with Sana…

Sana’s parents got shifted to a different location for diverting Sana’s mind.. Slowly Sana recovered from the horrible incident but vowed never to believe any guy in her life except her dad and her brother…

Minnie, her school friend came into her life and made her life beautiful.. She dragged Sana out of her depressed world and turned her into the lively Sana that she had been previously… The first day when Sana entered her new college classroom heart-broken, Minnie was the one who had come running and hugged her… Minnie had understood that she had some serious problem and she took a resolve to somehow find and solve it if she can…Slowly Sana poured out her entire love life and the tragic end to it..

Minnie felt her blood rise when she heard the torture that her sweet friend had faced… Minnie’s parents started looking out for alliance.. Sana rejected the idea of marrying anyone and decided to live her life as a spinster.

Minnie called her one day to tell her that her parents found her the perfect match and that they were coming to see her that day, Sana had jumped out of joy.. She was so happy for her friend.. She wanted to see who that lucky guy was..

They were eagerly waiting for the guy, when a gigantic BMW car halted before her home… Minnie felt shy and she covered her face… Sana started teasing her… Sana suddenly felt sick and left home immediately..

Minnie’s mom Rita called Minnie to have a chat with Virat.. They went upstairs.. Virat was a very decent guy.. He asked her what she expected from her husband and explained how he had dreamt about his wife.. Minnie liked whatever Virat spoke… He was like a Prince from the fairy tale.. “If only he also likes me” – she thought lovingly…

Virat did like Minnie… He was not like the typical guy, he immediately announced that he was willing to marry Minnie and that he would like to marry none other than Minnie in his life… Minnie immediately blushed and covered her face, from which Rita understood that she also liked him… The engagement was decided to happen the next month…

As soon as Virat left her home, Minnie called Sana to enquire how she was doing.. Sana replied that she was having fever and planning to consult a doctor… “I know it is not the right time to tell this to you dear, but can’t help myself from getting excited by the way he spoke to me dear… He is so lovely… I have accepted to marry Virat… He told that he won’t marry any girl other than me… I am feeling blessed…He has asked me to come to Starbucks café tomorrow at 8 pm, I am extremely excited to go out with him for the first time..”

This jerk was enough to make Sana fall down from her bed… Sana’s thoughts were drifted to her horrible past… She never thought that she would see that bastard Rahul again in her life that too as the person going to marry her best friend Minnie.. She started thinking “I can’t let this happen to my dearest friend… She surely deserves a better life… He loves every girl in this world.. I can’t let this happen again Rahul especially to a sweet girl like Minnie…”

It was 8 pm.. She sat in the Starbucks cafe, sipping her coffee and staring out of the window. The blood stained knife lay next to her handbag, covered with her blue silk scarf. On entering the café, Minnie was surprised to see Sana…

LOVE I(N) ARRANGED MARRIAGE – PART 10

Anju was shocked and her heart was feeling heavy when she heard about his travel to onsite..

Anju: But you did not discuss with me before…

Aravind: Yes, even I din’t know that this opportunity will come so soon..Will miss you a lot.

Anju: But… I am really disappointed a lot, to be frank..

Anju’s face was soooo sad and her eyes were filled with tears and her heart longed for him.

Aravind: Hey my little angel,,,I simply said to check your reaction…Sorryyyyyyy da chellu!!!! I could clearly see how much love you have on me!!!! Wowww…. I am really lucky..(He was blushing)

Anju was feeling soooo happy…Then he gifted her a new mobile with a CUG SIM FOR HER…Both became close to each other day by day

On Anju’s Birthday:

Aravind called her at 12 ‘0 clock in the morning..

Anju: Hello!!!!

Aravind: Wish u many more happy returns of the day dear!!! Have a happy day..

Anju:Thanks a lot for your wish. I am very very happy to get the first call from you

Aravind: Since I may come home late from office today,, I am sorry that I could not meet you..Shall we meet tomorrow dear?

Anju: Ok… No problem..

Anju longed to see Aravind becoz it was her first birthday after his entry into her life…

Aravind called Anju in the evening::::

Aravind: Started from the office Anju??

Anju: Yes ..Am starting from my desk..

Aravind: Ok dear… go home safe and message me

Anju was leaving out of her office…. Aravind was waiting for her in the reception!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Anju saw Aravind and was jumping in joy..

Aravind: Happy Birthday my sweet angel:).. and he gave a present to her
Anju: Thanks a lot ….Anju opened carefully and was curious to know what it is!!!
Anju saw chappatis and paneer butter masala:).. She saw Aravind confused!!!

Aravind: Hey why do you look confused… I learnt it from my mom today and made it for you, as u had said that it is your favourite dish…

Anju: Thanks a lottttttttttttttttttttttttttttt…You are chooooooooooo sweet..

She came near Aravind… Held his hands

and said Thank you so much for coming into my life..I was feeling bad as if why my parents compelled for marriage so soon,, but now I realize what a wonderful wise decision they have taken to bring you into my life … You are the best husband one could get in life…… I cannot bear the happiness that our engagement is going to happen in a week…..

Both of them were full of enthusiasm as the engagement was nearing… Both the families were gearing up for the function.

Everything was totally new to Anju…

Her friend Pooja: Hey stupid girl do a facial before engagement. I have never seen a girl like you who is earning but not spending even a single paise for herself… Also have an oil massage for your hair….

Anju never knew that it would be a wonderful experience and was reluctant to do it as she had gone to beauty parlour only for trimming her hair and all these ideas were totally new to her: O….

Anju was totally different by nature.

Of course she dressed well, wore matching ornaments etc still she was not interested in beautifying herself by going to a beauty parlour. Leave alone beauty parlour, she was not even interested in applying powder or cream on her face. Yet she was bright and beautiful .

Dresses of all colours and also all types of dresses would suit her. So she did not bother about doing a facial or choosing a different hair style…

Pooja: Experience the magical feeling you would get in a beauty parlour de. If you don’t go to the beauty parlour, I won come to your engagement .

So she went to the beauty parlour half hearted.

In the beauty parlour:

Anju: I want to do a facial and oil massage for my hair.

Receptionist: Maam, please find the list of facials available in our parlour.

She was surprised to see these many facials. So she called Pooja to ask which facial she should do…

Pooja: Hey do “Fruit facial” because that would not affect your skin.

Anju: Ok I would like to do a Fruit Facial, she said to the receptionist…

The facial was simply a wonderful experience and she was feeling warm and happy, she forgot the present and drifted to the thoughts about the engagement saree purchase day…..

Anju wanted to gift something special for him as she was sooooooooooo moved by his love…. She wanted to express her love for him….

She had taken both their photos to the Kodak and had imprinted the photos on a mug and a keychain…

She had bought a Fast track watch and had packed all these gifts herself …

Anju was looking extraordinarily cute on that day…. She had taken a hair bath and had worn a bright dress which added to her beauty and she had come with free hair.

Aravind was mesmerized on seeing her beauty….

He wanted to hug her, but controlled himself.

He went close to her and whispered in her ears “You are gorgeous dear. I can’t wait to marry you”.

Anju blushed and then gave him the gifts…

He opened one by one by and was shocked to see so many gifts!!!!! He was moved on seeing the mug and the key chain. He immediately wore the watch she gave him.

Anju: Just like how I am thinking about you every second, you need to think about me every second, that’s why I have gifted you a watch…

Then they started the saree purchase. When she kept the saree and saw whether it suited her, he was enjoying the beauty of his wife …

He was imagining how she would be if she wore the saree and even when he was standing near her, he drifted to a dream as though he was putting his arms around her shoulders and that she was wearing the same saree after their marriage, when Anju brought him back to reality by tapping on his shoulders. Then they selected the saree together. It was greenish blue with light green border colour saree…

Lets how the engagement goes in the next part…

Love I(N) Arranged Marriage – Part 9

A week later(ON FEB 14):

Anju was expecting a message from Aravind and so did Aravind.. Both were eager to express their feelings for each other..

Suddenly a messaged beeped in Anju’s mobile:

Yes it was Aravind!!!!! She opened with full enthu..

Aravind’s Message : Hi Chellu.. Good Morning.:) Have a nice day!!!!

Anju was driven away by his affectionate word..But she expected the most important message from him and was a bit disappointed for not getting it.

Anju replied: Have a great day .:)

She din’t want to express her feelings until he does.

Aravind:Dear..What are your plans for today??

Anju: I am going out to Citi Center..Will message you once I reach there..

Aravind: Oh ok dear take care…I am getting ready for meeting my cousin who has come from onsite today. Will call you later. Bye for now..Be safe..

Anju: Do you what day today is????

Aravind: Ya its Saturday.

She was pissed off….

Anju : Ok… Take care. Bye …

Anju was irritated to the core for he did not express his feelings and he had forgotten that it was valentine’s day…. She started thinking that he had changed after she accepted the marriage proposal….

She felt so sad….

At Citi Center:

Anju got a call from Aravind..

Anju : Hello

Aravind:Hello Anju..

Anju heard Aravind voice over phone and an echo of his voice near her. Suddenly someone tapped Anju’s head… She turned around…

Yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was Aravind..

Anju blushed and she couldn’t control her happiness.

He came near Anju and said..

“I Love You Anju.. I dint want to express it, for the first time in message cause I wanted to express it to you directly and wanted to see your happiness and take a photo of your smiling face 🙂

I love you soooooooooooooooo much”.. He said and gave a bunch of red roses and gulab jamoon sweets to her.

Anjana: I love you so much!!!!! Thank you so much, it was a sweet surprise!!!!!!

He took a photo of her with the roses

Anju’s friend told them: Take care guys, we will leave.. Day is all urs..Enjoy!!!

Anju blushed!!!!!!

Anju: I have something for u..

She gifted a wallet……

Aravind: Hey thanks a lot de sweetie pie.. I just wanted to give you your birthday present now.. Shall we go for shopping?

Anju: But my birthday is only next month. You got confused??

Aravind: No Anju..how will I? I am going to onsite next month dear..I am sorry that I couldn’t be there with you on your birthday 😦

Love I(N) Arranged Marriage – Part 8

Aravind called Anju immediately…

Anju left the room blushing and rushed upstairs….

Aravind: Thank you for accepting my proposal Anju… If I had not got you in my life, I would not have married anyone in this world….

Anju: Really????? I know it’s not the case … she giggles…

Aravind: I promise dear… When I saw you blushing when I entered your house, I was blown away…. Then each and every gesture and move of yours, attracted me towards you…. I have never ever seen a girl as childish and sweet like you… I feel gifted for having got you as my wife!!!!

Anju: Thank you (blushing, her cheeks were blood red )… [She was not sure whether she can call him with his name]… I never felt that I would decide about my life within twenty minutes :O…. And also that I would become mad about a person in just three days….

Aravind: Are you really mad about me??? I can’t believe my ears!!!!!!

Anju: Yes I feel that I have become mad about u…. Every second, I was staring at my mobile after your mom got my number…. I have never been like this… Do you know one thing???? I was keeping my mobile under my pillow, even while sleeping…. And I used to wake up in the night often to see if I had got any messages or calls ….

Aravind: Oh am sorry da… I went on a tour and my mom wanted to confirm with your parents before we speak, so was eagerly waiting to come back and speak to you… Why did you not call me?

Anju: Girls never call guys first … I was sure my parents would not agree for me calling you first….

Aravind: That’s ok no problem da… You are forgiven … Ok tell me what all you like????

Anju: Now I would say I like you …. I generally like Milky bar, gulab jamoon, all sweets.. north Indian dishes, especially paneer butter masala, Nav Rathna kurma…. I like solving puzzles…. Writing codes to provide solutions to problems… And I get the satisfaction, once I am able to solve the puzzle or come up with the logic … In colour, I like Red and honey…. In flowers, I like red rose…. I like teddy bears… I like watching movies…. I always keep listening to music, I love it sooooooooooooo much… Even during work, I always have my handsfree plugged to my ears….

She kept on listing her likes and then asked him his likes:

Aravind: I don’t have any preferences like you….. Anything is fine for me… Till now I have not had any big likes or dislikes… I accept life as it comes…. But you are the only one whom I badly wanted to marry…. Thank you once again for accepting me…. With so many likes and dislikes preferences, you have chosen me, that’s a very greatttt thing!!!!!!

Anju: There is nothing great in that!!!!! I liked you very much and my parents also liked you and your family very much. They thought that I would be happy in your home…

Aravind: Great that they have a thought like that… I will do my level best to ensure that you are happy throughout our life…. I will make you feel as how you were in your home…. Don’t worry, I will take care of you like my kid… Ok dear my mom is calling me…. Will call you later….

Love I(N) Arranged Marriage – Part 7

It was Anju who opened the door.

She was spell bound on seeing the gifts… She liked him even more for making her feel sooo special . She wished him to be near to celebrate this moment of joy. Her mind came up with a special plan for him for making him feel special.

Here, Aravind kept on singing the song “Azhaipaaya Azhaipaaya” meaning “Will you call, Will you call”… He was very dull and disappointed as the day ended in vain. As a mother Sudha, who could understand his every move, planned to help him.

She called Anju’s home and conveyed to her that Aravind’s grandmother likes to speak to her. “Anju, if you are okay, shall I give your number to his grandmother?”

Anju was okay for that, after all she was very respectful and gave her mobile number to her.

Even Anju’s mind was behind Aravind. She thought, why not Aravind accidentally get her number from his mother and call her, as she also wanted to speak to him. She started longing for his call, and what a coincidence! She was also singing the same song!

Anju felt different, as she had first time fallen in love. She felt Love as a magic which turned her life, thinking and behavior upside down just by being with him for few moments.

Here, Aravind was overjoyed as his Mom had got her number. But both went on thinking as how far Anju’s family would take this matter if Aravind rings her before engagement.

Aravind’s family had already planned for a trip to visit few temples and they packed for their trip. The trip went on for two days and both of them started longing to talk to each other.

She expected at least a text from him and kept on staring at her mobile screen, but in vain.

Looking at Aravind, Sudha decided to talk to Anju and called her. After exchanging the formalities,

Sudha: Hi Anju, Aravind likes to speak to you. I would like to speak to your parents to understand if they would mind, him talking to you before Engagement. Beforehand I would like to know your opinion dear..

Anju: Aunty, I will ask my parents and let you know

Sudha: Ok dear take care… Will that be okay for you if I call you by 6 in the evening?

Anju: Ok Aunty..

Anju was too shy to tell her parents but as clock was running as like in a running competition, she at last decided to tell her father. She went to her mother and conveyed the message to her.

Kodhai discussed with Anju’s father who was a bit hesitant first. Kodhai made him understand that it is natural and convinced him for that matter. Kodhai was a forward thinking personality and not reluctant to accept the wishes of the younger generation. For her, parents have to understand the fast growing world and people should adapt accordingly for a peaceful survival.

Even Kodhai wanted Anju to spend some time talking to Aravind for her to understand if the relationship would work before they trap into the marriage bond! She waved a green signal for Anju and encouraged her to speak to Aravind. Anju started feeling restless and was looking forward for the clock to tick 6′.

Sudha was quite busy with her relatives at home. By then Anju was too tensed and her mind started thinking what went wrong and why aunt did not call her yet.

Time was 6:45′. Waving a goodbye to her relatives, Sudha came to the phone and called Anju immediately as Aravind was restless from the time clock ticked 6′

Tring Tring.. Tring Tring.. As Anju was carrying her mobile all the time with her.. she immediately attended the call.

Sudha: Anju, this is Sudha dear..
Anju: Good evening Aunty!

Sudha: Good Evening dear, How was your day?
Anju: It was good aunty. so how was yours?

Sudha: Good ma.. I had few unexpected relatives at home by evening and had to spend some time with them till they started off from home..
Anju: oh ok.. Aunty..

Sudha: Is there anything special from your side?
Anju blushed for few seconds and responded to her: Mom and Dad are okay with it

Sudha: Good to hear Anju, let me first tell this to Aravind. Take care..Convey my regards to your parents. Good night dear!
Anju: Good night Aunty, take care!

Anju was in cloud nine and she was unable to believe what was happening..

Her mobile started ringing.. It was a call from a number which she had stored in her heart(note not even mind ).. Its none other than Aravind!!!

And whats next.. lets see in the next part

Love I(N) Arranged Marriage – Part 6

Aravind admired her each and every gestures. Every gesture reinforced her sweet and childish nature as informed by his best friend Srinath(the guy who proposed Anju)!!!!!

Then he saw Chetan Bhagat’s novel “Two States” book on her desk.

He took the book and and asked her have u completed this novel?
Anju: Not completely. I will finish within today.

At that time, Anju went out and got him a cup of coffee.

In the mean time, Aravind saw the page where she had kept the bookmark. He took his pen and he started writing in that page.

Anju came inside and both din’t know what topic to speak.

Aravind: I have always wished for marrying a career oriented girl and wanted to prove that behind a woman’s success, a man could be there :).. As always, the vice versa is prominently talked about everywhere..

Anju thought in her mind “Wowww he is exactly the type of guy, I wish to marry.. But I do not know any other thing about him till now… Let’s see..”

Aravind : what are your plus points?

Anju: I will grasp things easily when told to me rather than reading it myself..

Aravind: oh.. is that so???? sounds good..let me check out ur grasping power!!! I will tell u some mixed numbers,, u must repeat correctly after I say!!!

Anju: I M READY

Aravind: 0123456

Anju: oh its so easy and even the kids will repeat this.(she repeated  the numbers what he told)

Aravind:well now I will say the numbers fast..listen carefully….” 8056672139”

Anju: 8056672139 … am I right?

Aravind: yes and for your kind information, its my number. Hope you won’t forget as u have great grasping.

Anju blushed

Aravind: what are your likes and dislikes?

Anju: I like Milky bar, gulab jamoon, all sweets.. north Indian dishes…. what are your likes and dislikes?

Aravind: If you are asking at this moment,, then my answer is “I like you”

Aravind said this at a stretch and came out of the room..

Both parents were happy with each other and they left the decision to Anju and Aravind.

Aravind sighed a thumbs-up gesture to his parents and their parents too told that they were happy and their son likes Anju.

After they left Anju’s Home..

Kodhai: Anju, we liked the boy and his family, did u like him? Anyways u take ur own time and say ur opinion soon!!!

Anju: Dad, do you think that the boy does not have any bad habits?

Krishna: Yes ma, as far as I saw him, the way he interacted, I felt that he is a good boy.. Now I leave it to you, to decide ma..

She liked him but she din’t know how to convey her message to her parents immediately. She went inside her room and saw the novel. Opened the bookmark page and saw the wordings “You are the only one I’ll ask WILL YOU MARRY ME??”

Yes.. she liked him too. She went to her parents and said “I will marry him, since you like this alliance”

Anju’s Parents were very happy.. Anju’s mom called Aravind’s mom to convey this information. When Aravind heard the news, he jumped out with joy.

He went out and bought a box of milky bar and rushed to her home.

Kept the chocolates and a thank you note, rang the calling bell and he started off to his home without meeting her or her parents.

He hoped that her memory power will not be in vain!!!!

Love I(N) Arranged Marriage – Part 5

On the day of Aravind’s arrival,

At Anju’s office:

Anju was not enthusiastic about the marriage plan …

Suddenly she got a mail alert…..

She opened her mail box and saw the rating mail… And WOWWWWWWWWWW she had got the first rating……. Not only that, her manager had written an entire page of appreciation about her….

She just jumped with joy and was on cloud nine. At last I have got the recognition that I deserve!!!!!!!!!!!

She worked with even more rigor and enthusiasm…

Suddenly she got another email alert…..

She opened her mail box and bang came the mail of the winners in the singing competition which she had participated with full josh for the first time a few days back …. To her astonishment,

She had got the first prize……. She checked her mail 2 -3 times to see if it was true…..

Then suddenly she remembered that Aravind would be coming to see her that day… She thought “Probably he is lucky for me”..

At Anju’s Home:
Kodhai was busy preparing dishes for Aravind’s family…
The dishes were rasagulla, gulab jamoon and other milk sweets, mixture, samosa…

Anju was in her normal chudidhar which she had worn to office that day since she had come home late due to work.

She started feeling nervous as she had not spoken much to guys… She was about to go to a room and hide there, but before she could, Aravind entered with a smile on his face….

She blushed without knowing what to do…. Her heart was beating soooooooooooooo fast……

Her hands and legs learnt the art of break dance involuntarily

As usual, their parents started speaking about their family, when Aravind’s mother asked Aravind to speak to Anju in a room separately….

Lets see the conversation they had in the next post…….