It was night time. Arohi was giving a treat of her homemade food to the gang today.
"They can be here any moment. Rey can be here any moment. Whats if he tells di everything? Di ko agar paata chala ki muje aaj bhi farak padta hai unhe bahut bura lagega" thought Taani to herself.
Arjun made his way towards Taani's room and sat beside her.
Arjun: It makes a difference to you right?
Taani: What? Aap kya bol rahe hai jeeju?
Arjun: Your past! Kuch cheeze kabhi bhula nai paate hum. Bhulni bhi nai chahiye kyunki ye chizze hi tumhe Arohi aur Swayam se zyaada joodti hai! Right?
Taani: Aap sahi keh rahe hai! Jo ho gaya usska mai kch nai kar sakti aage ka toh sambhal sakti hoon na? I have to be strong. Aur ye yaadein jaisi bhi gai unki vajah se aaj mai di aur bhai se itni close hoon.
Arjun: Badi jaldi samaj gayi?
Taani: Waise toh smart hoon mai!
Arjun: Oversmart hai tu.
With that they hugged each other.
Arjun: Chal ab teri toli aati hi hogi! Aur muh thik karle warna tere bhai behen tujpe khood padenge.
Taani: Sahi kaha! Aap jaiye, mai aati hoon!
Swayam had gone out to bring some deserts to have after dinner. Arohi had finally completed her cooking session.
The bell rang and Arohi opened the door. It was Sharon.
Arohi: Shaaroon!! Right on time huh?
Sharon: Yupp!! Aaj kal maine punctual hona shuru kiya hai!
Arohi: Thats awesome! Tum baitho mai tumhare liye paani laati hoon.
Sharon: No formalities Di! Mere saath kisi formalities ki zaaroorat nai hai!
Arohi: Aur vo kyun?
Sharon: Mera matlab hai hum sab friends hai right? So no formalities.
Arjun: Yeep!! She's right! Come i ll help you set the table.
Sharon: I ll help too!
"Ye Swayam kahaan hai? Kabki dhundh rai hoon! Muje hamari relationship ko publically accept karna chahiye tha. Maine bahut galat kiya par usski itni badi saaza?" Thought Sharon to herself.
Arohi: Kis ke kyaalo mein ho?
Aapke bhai ke!
Sharon: Uugghhh!! I mean aapke bhai Swayam aapki help nai kar raha?
Arohi: Umm.. Vo desert lene gaya hai!
The bell rang again and its was Rey this time. Sharon had opened the door.
Rey: Tum itni jaldi?
Sharon: Yaa i thought sab aane se pehle Swayam se ek baar mil loon par... Vo toh yahaan hai hi nai! Bahar gaya hai aata hoga abhi!
Rey: Koi baat nai aayega tab baat kar lena.
"Sharan can you help mee pleaaseee?" Arohi shouted a little desperate.
Taani made her way out of her bedroom and was putting her earring properly but it wasnt happening. Without watching she hit Rey.
"Sorry!" Taani said unaware.
"But i am glad hum takraye" Rey said smirking.
Rey: Haan Taani! Mai bhi invited hoon agar tumhe yaad ho toh!
Taani: Ji! Enjoy!
Taani started leaving.
"Mujse farak nai padta toh avoid kyun kar rai ho?" Said Rey
"Avoid? Bikul nai! Muje bahut kaam hai" replied Taani unsure.
"Yaa right issliye aaj tumne muje itne pyaar se hug kiye mere saath apni dil ki baat share ki aur jab tumhe hamari equation yaad aayi tum waha se bhaag gai" Said Rey frustated.
"Aisa kuch nai hai Rey! Aap toh pehle hi din itne frustated nazar aa rahe hai" replied Taani smartly.
Taani heard Arohi's voice nearby so she dragged Rey to her bedroom.
Taani: Chahiye kya aapko?
Rey: Tum nai jaanti?
Rey: Fine being frank.. Tum!
Taani: Oh common Rey! Hamare break up ko kitne mahine ho gaye!
Rey: Phir bhi tum meri aakhon mein kho jaati ho Taani.
Rey came close to her. He cupped her face.
Rey: Sachai maan lo! Tum mujse abhi bhi utna hi pyaar karti ho!
Taani: NAI NAI NAI! Mai aapko phirse apne dil ke saath trust nai kar sakti.
Fruatated, Taani left her own room metally deciding she ll ignore Rey now.
Rey sat on the bed feeling extremly sad. There he saw a letter. It was a letter written by Taani which seemed like written fews hours ago.
Rey's nose flared in anger thinking maybe its a love letter from Rahul to Taani. He opened it leaving the privacy factor.
"Maa...aap toh sab janti hai na! Mai kisi ko bura lage aisa nai karna chahti. Muje darr lag rha hai! Rey roz mere saamne aayenge ab, mujse baat karni ki koshish karte hai kabhi kabhi toh mera dil unki sunna chahta hai par mai kya karu maa? Muje darr lagta hai! Agar iss baar unhone mera dil toda toh iss baar shayad mai apne toote dil ko na sambhal pao! Mai toh sab bhoola na chahti thi phir yeh sab mere saath kyun ho rha hai? Rahul bhi paata nai kahaan gayab ho gaya hai? Jab muje apne dost ki zaroorat hai pata nai vo kahaan hai? Maa kya mai aaj bhi Rey se pyaar karti hoon? Log kehte hai ki maa apne bacche ke baare mein sab janti hai! Batao na please muje aapki zaroorat hai! Aap kyun mere saath nai hai? Aaj Di ka itna bada din tha aap aur papa hote toh kitna aacha hota! Bhai ki bhi life mein dance aur Sharon ke aane se roshni ho gayi hai! Meri bhi madat kardo pleasee! Bhagwanji se kahiye na ki muje koi raah dikhaayee! Pleesee!
Rey had tears in his eyes. In just one day Taani had gone through so many emotions. The worst part was he was mostly reponsible for this flow of emotions.
"Mai jaanta hoon tumhe muje apnane mein darr lag rha hai par mai tumhe sabit kar doonga ki mera pyaar saachaa hai! Maine tumhe badalna chaha ye meri galti thi aur ab isse mai hi sudharunga. Mai tumhe pyaar pe phir vishwas dila ke hi dum loonga." Said Rey in confidence.
"Tum?" Said Arohi
Rey quickly put the peice of paper in his pocket.
"Uugghh... Vo mai... Swayam ko dhudh raha tha..!" Stammered Rey
"Aur muje kyun lag rha hai ki tum jhooth bol rahe ho?" Asked Arohi
"Aisa nai hai aap achanak peeche se aayi toh mai darr gaya" reasoned Rey
"You know this is the lamest excuse i have ever heard! Like really" said Arohi yet unconvinced.
"Rey maine aapse kaha na ki Bhai gharpe nai hai! Meri baat sunte kyun mai aap?" Screamed Taani from behind.
"Huh?" Exclaimed Rey
"Di dekho na Rey ko mai kabse keh rai hoon ki bhai gharpe nai hai! Pura ghar chaan marr rahe hai" said Taani
"Ugghh.. Haan! Vo muje laga tun mazaak kar rai ho" replied Rey cheesily.
"Nai Rey Swayam deserts lene gaya hai" said a confused Arohi.
Rey: Mai bahaar wait karta hoon!
Arohi: Wait na tum dono please starters ke liye chaats leke aao na! I feel like having raste ka chaat!
Rey: Par muje nai pata kahaan hai yaahaan! Kyunki m not habitual of having chaats!
Arohi: Arree Taani loves chats! Itna time rahi hai yaahaan isse pata hoga! Leke jaa isse waise bhi koi kaam toh nai kar rai!
Taani: Kuch nai! Chale?
As Taani & Rey left Rahul came over. Behind Rahul Swayam joined. Swayam went to his room for sometime seeing the trio discuss some marraige preparations!
As Swayam entered Sharon was there.
Sharon: Finally you are here!
Swayam: Tum mere room mein?
Sharon: Kyun? Ye mera hone wala room hai! Dekh rai thi kya kya badal na hai yahaan!
Swayam: Kya bakwaas hai ye ab?
Sharon: Kyun? Tum khud believe karte ho ki Taani ko Rey ko ek second chance dena chahiye aur muje ek second nai de sakte? Is'nt this unfair?
Swayam: Fine! Chahiye na tumhe second chance? Diya tumhe! Par sabit karo koi bhi harkat se ki tum mujse pyar karti hoon! Baas itna karna hai tumhe!
Sharon: Okaayy!! If that is what you want!
Sharon left Swayam's room and joined the gang who had already arrived.
Taani & Rey had a extra silent ride. They didnt talk. They could not, yet it felt as if silence was screaming.
"Mai tumhe manake rahoonga" Rey told himself.
"Muje Rey se doori rakhni hogi" Taani said to herself.