Hi guys!!! So sorry for the delayâ¦ Had a writerâs block; then juggling office and house workâ¦ Finally, could type the next partâ¦
I am dedicating this episode to all my awesome readers!!! Especially to Juhi (Get well soon my sweetie)
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Rabi comes out of his thoughtsâ¦ ~Rabiâs pov~ Ms. Teekhi mirchi remembered meâ¦ This getup is worth itâ¦
Rabi smiles brightlyâ¦
GKB enters house; feeling very confused; looks around and searches the tableâ¦ ~GKBâs pov~ I did keep the parcel hereâ¦ Where did it go? I think this must be Sonaâs workâ¦ But how did the fish seller come? ~
Nikki: ~watching GKB; smiling to herself~ Mamiâ¦ Are you searching for something? Shall I help in searching?
GKB (Radha Rani): ~jerking shocked~ Kuch nahiâ¦ Bas aise hiâ¦ I was just checking if the table is cleaned properlyâ¦ Why are you asking so many questions? I can do anything that I wantâ¦ ~goes away huffing~
Nikki: Mamiâ¦ main tohâ¦ ~Nikkiâs pov~ So I was rightâ¦ It was mamiâs doingâ¦ Sona Bhabhi must be more careful nowâ¦ ~thinking of Rabi~ Waiseâ¦ Chipku Bose isnât so bad after allâ¦ ~smiles to herself~
Sona hums to herself; keeps ironed clothes into Devâs wardrobeâ¦ Sona takes a shirt and frownsâ¦ ~Sonaâs pov~ Yeh Mr. Obodhro bhi naâ¦ He has wardrobe full of clothesâ¦ How come he has only dull and boring colours? I should take him out for shoppingâ¦ ~looks around the room~ Maybe even change the bedroom colourâ¦ ~picks phone~ Mr. Obodhro told that he will callâ¦ No call yetâ¦. Very badâ¦ ~pouts and keeps the shirt inside~
Sona slowly takes Devâs photo frame on the bed side tableâ¦ ~Sonaâs pov~ Here I am waiting for your call; and you are laughingâ¦. ~smiles suddenly~ Why do I love you so much? I donât even feel like getting miffed with youâ¦
Sona is lost in Devâs thoughtsâ¦.
Somebody coughs from behindâ¦
Sona jerks and turnsâ¦
Dev sits in his cabin after finishing first meeting for the dayâ¦
Tina enters the cabinâ¦
Tina: Sir, this is the agenda for the rest of the dayâ¦ Mr. Malhotra is waiting to meet youâ¦ There are three meetings after the next meetingâ¦
Dev: ~blinks his eyes~ So many meetings??? When will I go out with my Sona?
Tina: ~coughs slightly~ Sorry sirâ¦
Dev: ~realizing what he said; composing himself~ Tina, please reschedule all the meetingsâ¦ I will tell you when I can meet them allâ¦ Please noteâ¦
Tina: ~nods~ Okay sirâ¦
~Devakshi home â Devakshi room~
Sona: ~turns slowly~ Ma? You need anything? You could have called me naâ¦
Ishwari: Itâs okayâ¦ I wanted to tell that today evening is your mooh dikhayiâ¦ Please get ready well before timeâ¦ And I want donât any goof upsâ¦ ~gives her jewellery box~ Wear this and comeâ¦
Sona: ~taking the box~ Okay maâ¦ Donât worryâ¦ It will go on smoothlyâ¦
Just then, Sonaâs mobile rings; sees Dev calling and by mistake presses answer instead of rejectâ¦ Sona doesnât notice itâ¦
Ishwari: ~nods~ And Sonaâ¦. Tomorrowâs karwachauthâ¦ Bhabhi will be fastingâ¦ I wish that you do tooâ¦
Sona: Okay maâ¦ This is my first karwachauth after marriageâ¦ I never fasted beforeâ¦ If you guide me, I will do it tooâ¦
Ishwari: If you never fasted before; then you donât have to â¦ Itâs okayâ¦ I wished that you doâ¦ for my sonâs long lifeâ¦ But itâs okayâ¦
Sona: Nahi maâ¦ If thatâs your wish, I am readyâ¦ After all, I should learn the customs and practices of this house naâ¦ And if itâs for Dev, Iâll definitely do it with full dedicationâ¦
Ishwari: Are you sure? Because, early morning you will get to eat a little and then all day you canât eat or drink anythingâ¦. Only after seeing moon, you canâ¦ Will you be able to do it?
Sona: I will… For my Devâ¦ I willâ¦
Ishwari: ~slightly taken aback at âmy Devâ ~ Teek haiâ¦ And stay away from Dev till you break the fastâ¦ ~Ishwariâs pov~ Let me see if you can control your hungerâ¦
Sona: Okay maâ¦ Maâ¦ I understand that you wished to get a Brahmin bahu for Devâ¦ And I also understand that you are still adjusting with meâ¦ I promise that I will try my best to fulfil my dutiesâ¦
Ishwari: ~looks shockedâ composes~ Okayâ¦ Get ready on the timeâ¦ ~Ishwariâs pov~ Itâs not going to be easy Sonaâ¦ Try all you wantâ¦ My Dev is perfectâ¦ There is nobody like him in this entire universeâ¦ You will never be perfect enough for himâ¦
Ishwari leaves the room
Sona takes the phone and realizes that Dev was listening to everythingâ¦
Sona: Hello? Dev? Sorryâ¦ Sorryâ¦ Ma had comeâ¦ I thought I had cut the callâ¦ Looks like I didnâtâ¦ Sorryâ¦
Dev: Sona what was that? Karwachauth? We both donât believe in Godâ¦ why should you fast?
Sona: Devâ¦ Itâs not always about what we want and we believeâ¦ Ma wishes that I fastâ¦. I need to learn the customs of this house naâ¦ See Dev, she would have wished for a Brahmin bahuâ¦ Sheâs adjusting with meâ¦ Shouldnât I make it easy for her to accept me? Besides, itâs for the lambi aayu of my pati dev! Arenât you excited?
Dev: But whatâs the need Sonaâ¦ I thought ma accepted youâ¦. Even if you wish to win maâs heart, whatâs the need for fasting? Lambi aayuâ¦ How is it even possible? And we both have to stay away from each other as wellâ¦
Sona: Ohhhhâ¦ Thatâs why my pati dev is objectingâ¦ Mr. Obodhro, if I donât learn all these rituals; what will I do in future? As the bahu, I need to carry forward the customsâ¦
Dev: You are right my Shonaâ¦. Once our choti Sona arrives; grows old, she needs to learn all these thingsâ¦.
Sona: ~smiles softly~ What if chotu Mr. Obodhro arrives?
Dev: No problem, you can impart the same to our bahuâ¦.
Sona: Dev!!!! I just became the bahu!!! And you are thinking about our bahu???? I thought you wanted only choti Sona?
Dev: Kyun nahiâ¦ I want to plan everythingâ¦ I want a choti Sonaâ¦ But if chotu Mr. Obodhro follows, I have no problemâ¦
Sona: Dev! Tum bhi naâ¦ Shochi pagolâ¦ Dev, then shall I go ahead with fast?
Dev: ~laughs~ Sureâ¦. Sona, please be readyâ¦ I am booking couple of seats at our favourite restaurant…. We will have dinner outâ¦
Sona: Devâ¦. Not possibleâ¦
Dev: Why??? Karwachauth is tomorrowâ¦
Sona: Todayâs my mooh dikhayiâ¦
Dev: Oh noâ¦ I totally forgotâ¦ I will leave early Mrs. Khargoshâ¦
Sona: ~smiles brightly~ Okay Mr. Obodhroâ¦
Sona cuts the call; places the mobile on the tableâ¦ ~Sonaâs pov~ Dev bhi naâ¦ ~thinks of his words~ But if chotu Mr. Obodhro follows, I have no problemâ¦ Ek dum pagolâ¦ ~blushes suddenly~
Dev keeps away the phoneâ¦ ~Devâs pov~ Karwachauthâ¦. I never liked ma fastingâ¦ Now, Sona following the stepsâ¦ Ma didnât force herâ¦ Yet she wants toâ¦ Why should only ladies fast? ~thinks of their conversation on choti Sona and chotu Obodhro~ I wouldnât mind at allâ¦ But I really want a beautiful and gorgeous baby girlâ¦ My baby Sonaâ¦ ~smiles to himself~
Sona gets ready; feels slightly nervousâ¦
Ishwari: ~comes in~ Please cover your head well with the ghoonghatâ¦. Make sure that it doesnât slip easilyâ¦
Sona: ~covering the ghoonghat~ Ji maâ¦ ~Sonaâs pov~ Oh godâ¦ Ab kya kya sambalun? I hope everything goes smoothlyâ¦ ~walks slowly; gripping ghoonghat in one hand and pleats in the other~
Ishwari and Sona come downâ¦ All the ladies, mami, Mamaji, Nikki and Ria watch Sonaâ¦. Nikki and Ria rush to Sonaâs side; help her get downâ¦
Sona is made to sit downâ¦
Slowly, mooh dikhayi rasam beginsâ¦. Dev comes home, right when they lift Sonaâs ghoonghatâ¦
Sona lifts her head; sees Dev smiling at herâ¦ Sona smiles brightlyâ¦
Lady 1: ~to Lady 2; slightly loudly~ Itâs so strangeâ¦ Ishwari is so carefully in selecting everything; especially for her son shravan Kumar, Devâ¦ How come she selected a Bengalan as bahu?
Lady 2: ~to Lady 1~ It wasnât in her handsâ¦ Remember? Dev decided itâ¦
Lady 1: Phir bhi Bengalan?
Dev clenches his fistâ¦. Ishwari looks uncomfortableâ¦
Mamaji: So what? Our bahurani is well educated and independentâ¦ We are so proud of herâ¦
Sona: ~smiling softly~ Bengalanâ¦ I want to tell something todayâ¦. Shri Rabindranath Tagoreji; who wrote our national anthem was a Bengaliâ¦. Shri Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay; who wrote our national song, Vande Mataram was also a Bengali and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who lead our entire nation during our independence, was a Bengali tooâ¦. If I continue like this, you will find a huge list of Bengalis in many fieldsâ¦ You know whatâs common in all of them? Their love for their country and their respective workâ¦. They always told country firstâ¦. I am a firm believer of the sameâ¦ I am an Indian firstâ¦ Then Bengaliâ¦ A proud Bengaliâ¦
Everyone look on silentlyâ¦
Sona: ~continues~ All of you are Brahminsâ¦ I know that Brahmins value education above anythingâ¦ My baba has ensured that I am educated wellâ¦ And that I am financially independentâ¦ And you know, I had heard somewhere that Brahmins are good only in providing education and canât be good businessmenâ¦ But my husband broke that myth by becoming one of the top industrialists of the countryâ¦ I am extremely proud of himâ¦ ~gazes at Dev~ When he can break the myth, I can also do the sameâ¦ I am not a Brahmin bahu; maybe I am not as perfect as ma isâ¦ But I will give my best to become oneâ¦
Dev: ~smiles~ And I will be there with youâ¦ In every stepâ¦
Ishwari looks on silently
Mamaji: ~claps~ Wah baiâ¦ Wahâ¦ See, our bahurani is so specialâ¦ Now I can see why our Dev fell in love with our Sonaâ¦
The ladies smileâ¦
Lady 1 and Lady 2: We are sorry betiâ¦ We shouldnât have spoken that wayâ¦ Hereâs our nekâ¦
Sona smiles and acceptsâ¦
Mamaji: Radha, shall I give you proper muhurat? Go aheadâ¦ Give Sona our nekâ¦
GKB: Hmphâ¦ ~gives nek~
Soon everyone leavesâ¦.
Sona removes her jewellery; looks at herself in the mirrorâ¦
Dev: ~hugs from behind~ Howâs my sweet khargosh? How was your day?
Sona: It was goodâ¦ How was your yours?
Dev: Uffâ¦ So many meetings in a dayâ¦
Sona: Ooohhâ¦ Dev, I am excited and worried about tomorrowâ¦
Dev: Why my darling wife?
Sona: I have to wake up early and eat foodâ¦ After that, I should remember not to eat or drink anythingâ¦
Dev: Trueâ¦ Thatâs difficultâ¦But you donât have toâ¦
Sona: Devâ¦ ~turns towards him~ I want to do itâ¦ Out of my willâ¦
Dev: Then, I know my Sona can do itâ¦ ~lifts her chin~ Because, once my khargosh decides, she will do itâ¦ I have faithâ¦
Sona smiles brightlyâ¦.
Dev kisses her forehead and hugs tightâ¦. ~Devâs pov~ I am so proud of you my Sonaâ¦ Tomorrow, I have a surprise for youâ¦ Hope sheâll like itâ¦
Whatâs the surprise?
Will Sona be able to complete her fast successfully?
Next part/ episode will be extra special!!!!
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