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Piya ke Rang, Rang Deeni Odhani: One shot Devakshi (Part 26)

Hi guys!!! So sorry for the delay!!! Laptop issues! Finally, bought my new laptop…. Out of my savings!!!
I am dedicating this episode to all my awesome readers!!!
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Recap:
~Outside the venue~
X stands and watches the wedding venue… Reads “Dr. Sonakshi weds Devrath Dikshit” board
X: Are you happy Mr. Dev Dikshit? Good… I want you to be happy… Enjoy these moments Dev Dikshit… Soon, they will be snatched away…
X laughs crazily; starts humming Gumnaam hai koi tune… and starts to walk away…

~Wedding venue~
Bejoy: Ishwariji, hope you felt satisfied with the arrangements… Did you people eat well?
Ishwari nods…
Mamaji: Yes, Bejoyji… The food was really amazing… We ate full stomach… We are very happy and peaceful…
Devakshi come out of the dining hall; gazing at each other…
Bejoy: Ishwariji, bidaai usually happens from the bride’s house na… I would like to take Sona beti home… The house is closeby… Can you all come over there? After bidaai, Dev babu can take her for grah pravesh…
Ishwariji: Teek hai Bejoyji…
Sona: ~listens to this~ Dev… Wait…
Dev: ~nods~ Will take you soon, Mrs. Dikshit… ~smiles~
Sona nods; feeling slightly emotional…
~Bride’s room~
Sona collects her things; feels her throat choking…. Slowly she’s about to leave…
“I need to talk to you”
Sona turns slowly

~Sona’s home/Maayka~
The bidaai rasam starts…
Sona tries very hard not to cry; but finally breaks down…
~Sona’s pov~ Why is it so damn difficult? I feel too painful… How will I stay away from my coolest Dadi? How will I go away from my ma and baba? What will I do without Sourav bhai? How will I go away from my best friend and sister, Elena?
Asha: ~placing hand on Sona’s head~ Be happy always… Let your smile brighten your home… ~hugs Sona~
Bejoy: I am so proud of you Sona… Never forget that… ~pulls Sona into his hug~
Dadi: Keep in touch… Okay? We love you a real lot… More than Sourav… ~caresses Sona’s cheek~
Sourav: ~with tears in his eyes~ I will never miss you… Never… I won’t follow your diet! ~turns away~
Sona: ~trying to smile through tears~ Dada! Then you won’t get a bride!
Sourav smiles and hugs Sona tight…
Elena watches them; feels emotional…
Sona: Elena! Should I give you invitation????
Elena: ~smiles and hugs Sona~ Sona, I’ll miss you so much… I’ll tell jiju… Every weekend, I need minimum two hours with our lovely Shona!
Sona: Two hours??? They should be comfortable with me going out like that!
Rabi: Not fair… We shifted here to spend more time with you all….
Sona: Awww… Sorry…
Sharan: I never knew that our Shona will lose all the freedom! Will they trouble you if you spend time with us?
Sidhanto: Don’t worry Sona di… If anyone troubles you there, just tell us… ~Sidhanto’s pov~ We are always there for you my dear Shona di!
Sona: Tum log bhi na… Ek dum pagol!
All laugh…
Soon it’s time for Sona to leave…
Asha and Elena bring Sona out; and make her sit inside Dev’s car… Sona wipes her tears and starts waving to Asha…
Sourav and Elena; Sharan and Rabi sit in Dev’s other car along with gifts and follow them…
~Dev’s car~
Sona still keeps gazing out…
Dev: Sona… ~Dev’s pov~ Guess my Sona’s very sad… I should make her smile somehow~
Dev: I never knew khargosh cry…
Sona stays silent…
Dev: Sona… Do you want to cry and ease your heart? Go ahead…
Sona feels like crying; but unable to…
Sona: ~slowly turns~ Dev!!! Now I am unable to cry…
Dev: ~smiles softly~ Well, I had heard somewhere that when you suggest someone to cry, it never works…
Sona: Dev!!
Dev: ~pulls Sona close; cups her face and wipes her tears with his thumbs~ Mrs. Khargosh… These tears are extremely precious… Don’t let them flow like this… Remember, I promised! I may not be able to replace your family… But I’ll ensure that me and my family will take care of you as they did… Okay? ~leans his forehead against hers~
Sona: ~smiles~ Correction… Our family Dev!
Dev: ~smiles brightly~ Our family…
Devakshi gaze at each other…. Dev slowly leans to kiss Sona… Sona gulps slightly; feeling nervous…
Driver: Saab, we have reached home…
Devakshi pull away
Dev: ~sighs~ Why do they always ruin our moment!
Sona: Dev!!! It’s our gruhapraveh… Chalo!
Dev shakes his head and smiles…

~Outside Dev’s home~
Sona slowly opens the car door and steps out; watches the decorated house and smiles…
Dev steps beside her and grabs her hand; slowly Devakshi walk toward the house; gazing at each other…
~Sona’s pov~ Finally, I am home… ~starts thinking about meeting Dev for the first time, moments spent as nutritionist, gradually falling in love with each other, then the fight and now husband and wife~ ~I came here as a nutritionist; left as Dev’s ex-girlfriend and now… I am back as Dev’s dulhan and will stay as his wife… So many different colours in short span of time… I don’t know how many more colours my life will be filled with~
Dev: Sona… Mrs. Khargosh! You there?
Sona: ~coming out of her thoughts~ Ya Dev… Sorry…
Dev: I know you are lost in my dashing looks…
Sona: Aisa kuch nahi hai!
Devakshi glance at each other as Ishwari comes and takes aarti of them…
Ishwari: Sona, step in after pushing that kalash with your right foot…
Sona: ~gazing away from Dev~ Ji ma… ~gently she pushes the kalash with her right foot~
Dev follows Sona and enters home…
Sourav and Elena; Sharan and Rabi enter with the gifts…
Ishwari: Sona, place your feet in this thaal and walk…
Sona: Ji ma… ~steps into the the thaal of kumkum water; walks slowly~
Dev looks mesmerized at Sona
GKB (Radha Rani): ~looking at Sourav and Elena~ You both keep the gifts here ~GKB’s pov~ Can’t wait to see these gifts… ~looking at Sharan and Rabi~ And you both, here…
All four nod and keep the gifts…
Elena: ~whispers to Sourav~ We didn’t give fish as shagun… Is it okay?
Sourav: ~whispers back~ Yes… Dev babu and family are Brahmins… We shouldn’t offend their sentiments…
Elena nods…

GKB (Radha Rani): ~listening to their convo~ ~GKB’s pov~ Fish as shagun? Who gives fish as shagun? ~suddenly gets an idea~ I have a perfect idea now… ~looks at Sona and smiles~
Sharan gazes at Ria and smiles… Ria notices Sharan’s gaze and returns the smile…
Nikki turns away slightly… But notices Rabi from her eye corner… Rabi smiles at her… Nikki, starts walking away and smiles to herself…
~Rabi’s pov~ Ladki hasee toh phase… ~smiles to himself~
Ishwari: ~ takes Devakshi to Pooja room/ mandir~ Dev… Sona… Take blessings from God…
Sona nods and goes to prostrate before the idol…
Dev too nods; about to follow Sona…
Nikki: Bhaiyya! You are going inside mandir? Unbelievable!!!
Dev: Yes, Nikki… I thought there’s no harm in taking blessings… ~goes inside and prostrates along with Sona~ ~Dev’s pov~ I know; I have always turned away from you… And never liked bending in front of you… But today, I have come here with only one wish… Fulfil every wish of my wife…
~Sona’s pov~ Hey Bhagwanji… Please give me strength and patience to hand every responsibility….
Slowly they come out smiling…
GKB (Radha Rani): Dekha jiji… Dev, who never used to step inside mandir; today he did… He used to tell mom is his God… Now? Sab badal raha hai jiji…
Ishwari: ~looking uncomfortable~ Aisa nahi hai Bhabhi… He did because today he has to… I have given him good sanskar… ~Ishwari’s pov~ Is my son really changing; did I make a mistake by marrying a person of his choice? ~
Sourav: I think we should leave now…
Elena: Haan…
Sona: ~glances at them emotionally~ Okay…
Sourav and Elena hug Sona…
Elena: Dev jiju… Please take care of our Shona… And let us meet her every now and then…
Dev: ~smiles~ Don’t worry Elena… You can come here anytime… Besides, it’s your turn next… We will all dance in your wedding!
All laugh… Sourav and Elena; Sharan and Rabi leave…

Ria: ~grabs Sona’s hand~ Chaliye Sona Bhabhi… We have arranged a fun game for you and bhaiyya!!!
Dev smiles and follows them…
There’s a huge bowl full of milk…
Nikki: Bhaiyya, give your ring please!!!
Dev hands over the ring… Nikki drops it in the bowl…
Ria: Awesome! Now, bhaiyya and Bhabhi, find the ring! Whoever finds the ring first, will be the person who will rule in this relationship!
Devakshi smile and start searching…
Dev grabs Sona’s hand under the milk; Sona signs with her eyes to let go off her hand… Dev smiles mischievously and let go…
Dev feels the ring; but doesn’t grab it and pushes towards Sona…
Sona: ~finding the ring~ Aha!!! I got the ring! ~gives it to Ria~
Neha: Wow!!!!
Nikki: Bhaiyya, that means you are going to dance to Bhabhi’s ishaare!!!
Ishwari looks shocked…
Ria: ~handing washed ring to Sona~ Haan bhaiyya!! Bhabhi, put this in bhaiyya’s finger yourself!
Sona smiles and puts the ring back into Dev’s finger…
Dev: ~gazing intense at Sona~ I wouldn’t mind being ruled by your Bhabhi…
Sona blushes
Ishwari smiles uncomfortably…

GKB (Radha Rani): ~whispers to Ishwari~ Dekha jiji… Our Dev is so much lost in his love for that Bengalan…
Nikki: Ooooohhhh!!! See! Our bhaiyya is so much romantic!!! You are the true King of Romance!!!
Ria: Haan!!! Even SRK is nothing compared to our bhaiyya!!!
Mamaji: Well, who’s nephew is he? ~pulls his collar up~
Neha: ~smiles at Mamaji; watches Ishwari’s reaction~ You are right… Our bhai is truly a romantic hero… Hai na ma?
Ishwari: ~smiling uncomfortable~ Haan…
Neha: I think we should take Bhabhi to the room now…
Ria: Haan… Bhaiyya… You have to wait!!!
Neha Ria and Nikki take Sona to the room; make her sit on the bed and covers her with ghoongat…
Ria: Now, we can get good collection from bhaiyya!!!
Nikki jumps happily!!!
Ria and Nikki stand at bedroom entrance… Dev comes to the room!
Ria: Stop!!! You can’t go in!!!
Dev: Why? It’s my room?
Nikki: ~checks in Google~ It’s Bashorghor!! Right Bhabhi? Did I pronounce correctly?
Sona: ~laughing loudly~ Haan!!
Dev: Bashorwhat? ~looks confused~
Nikki: It’s a small ritual where the groom has to give nice amount to bride’s sisters for entering the room…
Dev: Excuse me… Bride’s sisters? But you are my sisters!!! How can you claim?
Ria: Well right now we are Sona di’s sisters!! And it doesn’t matter!!! We have promised Elena that we will share with her… So bhaiyya, the bigger the amount; the sooner you can go in!!
Nikki: Soch lo bhaiyya!!!
Dev: ~shakes his head; opens his purse and pulls out notes~ Right now I’ve 6k with me… ~hands Nikki~
Ria and Nikki exchange glances…
Ria: Not enough… 4 girls… 6k? Nope…
Dev: But my other purse is inside!!!
Neha and Sona laugh…
Ria comes inside the room; takes Dev’s purse on the stand and gives it to him…
Nikki: Now khush?
Dev: ~shakes his head again~ Here… 6k more… Now that’s all!!! You girls would leave me kangaal someday!!!
Nikki: ~ignoring Dev’s comment~ Perfect!!! 12k!!! Now you may go… Neha di! Come on!!! Let’s leave them alone… Bye Bhaiyya!!!
Neha, Ria and Nikki leave happily…
Dev enters his room

~Hall~
Neha, Ria and Nikki come down happily…
Ria: Mamaji!!! See our collection for the night!!! It’s 12k!!!
Mamaji: 12k??? All for yourself?
Nikki: No!!! We have to share… Me, Ria di, Neha di and Elena di… Guess bhaiyya really wants to spend time with Bhabhi!
Ishwari looks on uncomfortable…
Ria: Ya…. It’s so late now… Let’s sleep…
Ishwari goes to kitchen; grabs a glass to pour water… ~Ishwari’s pov~ ~thinks of GKB’s words~ “See Dev… Already has bent his head in front of her…” ~then thinks of Nikki’s words~ “Guess bhaiyya really wants to spend time with Bhabhi!”
The words keep repeating in her mind… Is my Dev not concerned about me at all? Does he care only about Sona? How to find out? ~thinks of something and drops the glass on the floor~
Mamaji and GKB listen to this and rush to the kitchen… Neha, Ria and Nikki follow them…
Ishwari has fallen down…
Neha, Ria and Nikki: Ma!!!
They sprinkle water; try to wake her up…
GKB (Radha Rani): Haye jiji!!! I’ll go call Dev!
Mamaji: Arey ruko… It’s not correct to disturb them…
GKB (Radha Rani): Aise kaise? Jiji has fallen down… If we don’t tell Dev, he’ll get angry… Is his suhagraat more important than jiji’s life?
GKB rushes to Dev’s room…
~Dev’s room~
Dev slowly walks towards Sona; sits beside her and lifts her ghoonghat…
Sona: ~opens her eyes wide; talks like Manjulika~ “Tui aamke bondho kore rakhbi?”
Dev: ~looks shocked~ Sona!!! What happened to you?
Sona: ~starts laughing~ Look at your face!!!! God your expression!!!
Dev: ~holds his heart~ My God!!! You gave me such a shock!!!! What was that?
Sona: ~trying to control her laughter~ I told you na… I am a sherni in khargosh costume!!! ~smiles mischievous~
Dev: ~shakes his head~ Mrs. Sonakshi Bose Dikshit… That was very bad!!! I wanted to give you a gift… Now… I am not going to…
Sona: ~holding her ears~ Awww… Sorry!!!
Dev: ~smiles; hands her a gift~ Here…
Sona: ~curiously opens~ What is it Dev? ~finds a beautiful necklace and a ring~
Dev: ~shows one more ring in his hand~ That’s a platinum love band… See… This is a pair… ~takes ring from Sona’s hands and puts in her finger~ Now your turn…
Sona puts the ring in his finger
Dev: ~placing his finger near hers~ See, it looks connected… Like our hearts and souls… ~smiling softly~ See, being with you, I am learning to become more and more romantic and poetic…
Sona: ~looks emotional~ Dev… It’s beautiful… Dev…
Dev: ~pulls her close; hugs her tight~ Haan Sona…
Sona: Did you really mean? That promise, during sampradan… I mean kanyadaan…
Dev: Do you doubt it? ~cups her face~ Sona, I know that I can’t take your family’s place… But I promise, I will always be there for you… ~kisses her forehead~
Sona closes her eyes; smiling
Just then door knocks; GKB shouting…
Dev: What happened now? ~releases Sona reluctantly; goes and opens the door~
GKB (Radha Rani): Dev beta!!! Jiji… Jiji…
Dev: Kya hua ma ko? ~looks tensed~
Sona: ~rushes to GKB’s other side~ What happened mami?
GKB (Radha Rani): She fell in kitchen; behosh hai…
Dev rushes down; Sona searches her bag and collects her BP machine and stethoscope…
~Kitchen~
Ishwari wakes up slowly…
Nikki: Ma… Are you alright?
Mamaji: Chalo, let me help you… We will make her sit on the sofa… Ria beta, get water… Neha… Call the doctor…
Ria rushes to get water…
Ishwari: Ya… I am alright… Neha… Don’t call doctor now… It’s so late… Bhaiyya… I am fine.. Don’t take tension… ~looks around to see Dev~ ~Ishwari’s pov~ Dev isn’t here… Maybe they didn’t tell him… What if he knew and didn’t come?
Mamaji helps Ishwari; brings her to the hall and makes her sit on the sofa… Ria makes Ishwari drink water…
Devakshi come down along with GKB…
Dev: Ma!!! What happened? Are you alright? Sona, please check her…
Ishwari: ~looking tired~ I am fine Dev… Kuch nahi hua… What are you doing here? You should be inside…
Sona: ~checks her BP~ BP is slightly varied… At her age, slight fluctuations are normal… But I think she has been pushing herself a real lot… Stress… Knowing ma, I know she had the marriage tension… Taking care of every little thing… That has affected her health… She needs rest…
Ria, any fruits in the kitchen? Come with me…
Sona and Ria go inside…
Dev: Ma… I told you na… No taking tension… See!!!
Sona: ~bringing her fruit juice~ Drink this ma… Right now… No complaints! Okay?
Ishwari: ~nods her head~ Teek hai.. ~drinks slowly~
Sona: Good! ~Sona’s pov~ Ma… She didn’t faint… Her BP is normal… Why did she do this? Is it because…

~Past~
Sona collects her things; feels her throat choking…. Slowly she’s about to leave…
“I need to talk to you”
Sona turns slowly
Sona: Neha? What is it?
Neha: Bhabhi… I want to tell you something…
Sona: What is it?
Neha: My ma… She agreed to this marriage… Agreed to bring you as bahu… But only for Bhai’s happiness… She…
Sona: Which means, she hasn’t accepted me as her bahu… Or worthy enough for Dev… ~sits down sad~
Neha: I am sorry… I wanted to tell… So that, you know what is the reality… I don’t know why I wanted to share… Growing up, I never understood ma… She always has been so protective and possessive of Bhai… Even when I get angry and want to fight with Bhai as siblings, she’ll become his shield…
Sona: But I am not going there to steal Dev from her… I want to share Dev’s love with her…
Neha: Everybody understands you Sona Bhabhi…. But ma… ~sits beside her~ That’s why I used to resent Bhai… I used to be all stubborn and quarrelsome, to get some attention from ma… Even if it’s 2% it’s okay…. Bhabhi, funny thing is… I don’t feel like being stubborn and quarrelsome at my sasural…
Now, I understand… It’s maybe because I feel more secure there… Like Ranvir and mummyji are there for me… Nothing bad will happen…
Sona: ~placing her hand on Neha’s~ I am happy for you Neha… Thank you for letting me know about ma’s real feelings… I promise you that I will keep your family united…
Neha: Thank you Bhabhi…
Dev: Sona… Sona? Shall I take ma to her room? What else do you suggest?
Sona: ~jerking out of those thoughts~ Haan Dev… You can take her to her room… I suggest a good night’s sleep without any thoughts and worries… If she takes rest, she will be fine – both physically and mentally ~gazes at Ishwari~
Dev: Okay Sona… Come ma… ~Dev holds Ishwari and takes her to her room~
Everyone slowly retire to their bedrooms…
Sona: ~gazes at them~ Dev… I will get a jug of water for ma…
Dev: Okay Sona… Bring it to ma’s room…
Sona goes into kitchen and fills water in the jug… ~Sona’s pov~ Ma is fine physically… Nothing happened to her… Yet today… Did ma do this to test Dev? In that case, Neha was right… Ma is still insecure about my presence in Dev’s life… Though she agreed for marriage and brought me here as bahu, she’s not ready to accept it…
But ma… I am also a sherni… I won’t give up easily… One day, you will accept me as your bahu and you will feel proud of the same… I won’t snatch Dev from you… Yet, I won’t let him be snatched from me too… As a boyfriend-girlfriend, it was different… Now, he’s my husband…
~Ishwari’s room~
Dev makes Ishwari sit on the bed…
Dev: How many times I told not to strain? I asked Tina to take care of everything… She did it wonderfully… And Sona’s side too managed it… Why did you overwork? See your state now!
Ishwari: ~feeling pleased seeing Dev’s concern~ Dev… Now don’t get angry… It was my only son’s wedding… How could I relax? If I take rest, I’ll be fine…
Sona enters the room and places the water jug on the table…
Ishwari feels uncomfortable seeing Sona… Her thoughts keep fluctuating – ~Ishwari’s pov~ Why she has to follow Dev? Can’t I spend some time with my son? Ishwari… Today is their suhagraat… So what… Dev is my son… I can spend time with him when I wish to…
Sona: Ma… he’s right… There was no need to strain… Now sleep! No more straining… Dev, if you are feeling worried about ma… We can spend the night here… Taking care of her… I don’t mind…
Dev: Really Sona? Are you sure?
Sona: Of course Dev… There are no second thoughts about that… But my only condition is that ma should sleep…
Dev: ~smiling~ Ma will sleep… But we must leave…
Ishwari: ~looks mildly shocked~ Leave?
Dev: Haan ma… See, we both can’t sleep here… How will 3 of us sleep on the bed? Moreover, Sona told you should sleep… If we both are here, you will feel like talking… You won’t sleep… Do you know Sona, once when I was a kid, I was studying for exams, but was feeling very sleepy… I had to finish studying… Yet, I wanted to sleep… Ma was very tired and was about to sleep… I went and sat beside her and told that I have to study, but feeling sleepy… You know what ma did? She sat with me the whole night and didn’t sleep… Ensured that I studied…
That’s why… I know my ma very well… She knows that I am worried and won’t sleep… She will sit to remove my worry… Rather than sleeping… ~makes Ishwari rest on the bed~ Now sleep… Sona, you check her BP in the morning again… Based on that, I’ll call Dr. Sinha…
Sona nods

Dev: Come Sona, ma needs rest… ~Devakshi go out~
Ishwari tries sleeping… ~Ishwari’s pov~ My son cares for me… But…
~Dev’s room~
Devakshi enter the room; Dev locks the door…
Sona keeps away the BP machine and stethoscope…
Dev sits worried…
Sona: ~gazes at him~ Dev… I will go and change my saree… ~starts removing her jewellery~ ~Sona’s pov~ Ma… Once again, you have hurt him… You were pretending… Yet for Dev, it was all real… I can’t tell him the truth… Anyway, he won’t trust me on that… I need to gain his confidence first…
Then slowly take his help to make ma feel secure about us… ~turns away; placing the jewellery in a box~
Dev: ~slowly comes and hugs her from behind~ How about I help you in removing these jewellery and then… ~gets slightly nervous~ then…
Sona: ~blushes~ Dev…
Dev: ~slowly turns her towards him; lifts her face~ Tonight, we shall become Devakshi forever…
Dev leans in…

Tada!!! A cliff-hanger!!!!
Next part is going to be full of romance, masti and what not!!!!
Will post the next part soon!!!!
Comments please!!!

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