ShraMan TS- She Loves Me
It was a month into Shravan & Suman's wedding. Things were smother than they had imagined. Suman was his perfect wife and Shravan her perfect husband.
Shravan had accepted that now she was his wife and is going to be there forever. There was no point hating her and it is better if he just keeps fulfilling his duties as a good husband. He could not get over the fact the she had chosen Aditya over him but finally he understood that it was her choice and her right to choose. Whatever it was somewhere he was happy that in the end Sumo was his. Nothing could separate them now but they were not normal with each other anymore. There was a hesitation in their relationship which was never there before.
On the other hand, Suman also was a dutiful wife. She knew Shravan was a male chauvinist sometimes but she knew he respects her a lot too. Somethings can never change better not try. Suman was happy that atleast now Shravan had accepted their relationshipbut the hesitation in their relationship most of times got on her nerves. She loved the 'Husband Shravan' but she loved the 'Bestfriend Shravan' more.
Shravan had taken a lot. He tried a lot to forget everything and move on but he just couldn't maybe because he always claimed her as his and when she choose someone else his heart shattered. He just couldn't take this anymore. Drinking was becoming his daily habit before marriage but soon after marriage he understood that Sumo was uncomfortable thus he he stopped drinking on a regular basis.
Today Suman was supposed to stayover at the Tiwari Killa as it was Mama Mami's anniversary thus getting a good chance Shravan entered the bar.
The celebrations were done at the Tiwari Killa. Suman was in her room wondering about Shravan. She realised she was so habitual of him that she couldn't get sleep without looking at him. She hurried and picked up her bagpack which was not even opened and informed everyone that she was leaving. After a good amount of teasing session, she drove back home.
Suman hurried up the stairs to her room to find it empty. Surprised she looked here and there to find Shravan climbing up the stairs with difficulty. She ran to support him and bought him to their room.
This was not done. His drinking habits were bad! Real bad!
"Shravan!! Araam se." She said balancing him as went towards the washroom.
"Yahaan bhi aaogi kya?" He asked looking at her.
"Haalat dekhi hai apni?" She replied taking him in.
She turned around and he did his business. She silently bought him
back to the room and helped him change.
"Ek taraf mai hoon jisse Shravan ko dekhe bagair neend nai aati aur ek Shravan jisse koi farak hi ni padta." Thought Suman as she tucked him to bed.
Shravan all this while kept looking at her. She did not meet his eyes. Some tears fell off her eyes but she silently rubbed them off.
Suddenly Shravan held her hand firmly which made her fall on him partly.
"Shravan please so jao." She tried
"Ye parvah karne ka drama kyu karti ho Sumo?" He asked as a tear fell off his eye.
"Mai koi drama nai karti Shravan. Out of all I thought ki tum muje aache se jaante ho but I guess I was wrong." She answered bitterly.
"Nai jaanta mai tumhe. Beech mein toh yeh galatfaimi bhi hui thi shayad pyaar karti ho tum mujse." He said as he smiled sadly.
"Shayad beech ke waqt mein hi tum muje samajte the. Aaj kal toh lagta tum mere Shravan ho hi nai." She said letting the tears flow off.
"Kehna kya chahti ho?" He asked innocently.
She smiled. She wondered how could he possibly look so cute drunk like this asking silly questions. She realised maybe he wouldn't even remember this tomorrow morning thus playing along wasn't a bad idea. Atleast there was no hesitation right now. She could spend time with her Shravan after so long even if it was like this.
"Lawyer ki degree nakli hai kya?" She asked playfully leaning fully on him playing with his hair.
"Lawyer hoon issliye proof chahiye. Kanoon sabooth mangta hai." He said sheepishly.
She laughed at his bad attempt at a joke and gave a peck on his lips.
"Enough proof Mr Oxford graduate lawyer?" She asked smiling.
"I could never ever get enough of you Sumo." He said as tears fell of his tears. The next second he pulled her onto the bed and kissed her as if assuring himself that this was for real.
Few Minutes later, she realised he wasn't responding anymore thus she looked up to see him sleep peacefully with a smile on his face.
"How could a man possibly pass out while making out with his wife!" She wondered.
She just laughed seeing Shravan sleeping with open mouth. Without changing her position a lot she slept beside him this time as his rightful wife. She was loving this new feeling. She knew maybe tomorrow Shravan will be indifferent to her again but she will cherish this night forever.
The next morning Suman overslept due the late night adventures caused by Shravan. For the first time in the month, Shravan woke up before Suman only to find her fully on him with a smile on her face. How he wished they woke up everyday like this.
He wondered how they ended up like this. Last he remembered was Sumo was supposed to stay back at Tiwari Killa. He was shirtless and her clothes were not decently neat as they were always when she woke up. He tried hard to go back to previous nights memories but it was vain. Suddenly he felt Suman wake up. He immediately closed his eyes and acted as if he was still sleeping. She hurried and went towards the washroom. She had a smile on her face he noticed.
"Weird" he thought to himself.
He just got up and he saw Sumo come out and pass a smile to him. He awkwardly smiled back.
"Tum kab aayi Tiwari Killa se?" He asked and her smile suddenly faded.
"Umm..vo kal raat hi aa gai thi. Mai kuch bhool gai thi. I'll get you some lemon juice." She said quickly and went away.
"What had I even expected? He was totally high! How in the world was he suppose to recollect our previous night conversations" She thought to herself sadly and wiped off the tear which was about to fall.
Suman went to Shravan with the lemon water just to make sure he was alright.
"Kal raat bahut zyaada ho gai thi Shravan. Please don't do this again. I was so scared." She told him as he drank away all the lemon juice.
After a while as his hangover was going, the previous night became a lot more clear to him. He could remember them, their conversations and their little make out session.
"Shit" he thought to himself.
He looked at Suman who was looking at him through the mirror and as he looked back she started making her hair.
"Sumo mai vo..." He started as he went near her. A little scared she ran away down making a excuse.
"I just don't understand " he muttered to himself.
"Di aapka box gharpe reh gaya tha. Mummy usse kholne hi wali thi pata hai" saying Preeti entered the room.
"Suman abhi neeche gai hai." Shravan said.
"Achha mai unhe baadmein de dungi." Saying Preeti tried to leave.
"Muje de do. Mai de dunga." He said.
"Umm..vo koi baat nai mai baadmein de dungi." She tried again.
"Aisa kya hai iss box mein ki tum aise chup chupate layi ho?" He asked genuinely curious.
"Kuch bhi toh nai bas thoda purana saaman." She replied.
"Achha muje de do. Pati hoon uska hamare beech waise koi secrets nai hai." He said taking the box away.
"Shravan..par vo" she tried but was cut by Shravan.
"Chachi bula rai hai tumhe"
Preeti left unsatisfactorily.
Shravan closed the door and locked so Suman could not get in at the wrong moment like she always does.
He opened the box to find all his pictures in it. The box was full of their childhood photos and some recent ones too. In the inside part of the box, it was written 'Sumo ka Shravan aur Shravan ki Sumo'. He smiled looking at all the memories. She had indeed waited for him. She wasn't lying. He kissed their picture and kept everything back neatly.
"Shravan!! Darvaza kholo kya kar rahe ho?" Suman banged the door.
"Wrong timing" He smiled.
He opened the door slightly.
"Kya kar rahe ho? Aane do na." Saying she entered like she always does.
She saw the box on bed. She looked back at Shravan.
"Preeti aayi thi. Keh rai thi ki yeh box bhul gai thi tum. Kuch secret secret kar rai thi. Kya hai issmein Sumo? Last time bhi nai bataya tha tumne." Asked Shravan.
"Kuch nai. Bas thodi purani yaadein. Mummy Papa ke photos aur sab." She replied.
"Oh! I thought so. Dikhao na." He said.
"Kya" she almost shouted as he reached the box.
"Nai nai abhi nai. Baadmein." She almost snatched the box from him and put in the cupboard.
Shravan smiled. He had remembered every incident of the previous night after his hangover got over. He remembered everything but now he wanted to play with her.
"I can't remember much of the stuffs but some I do." Shravan started.
"What stuffs?" Asked Suman looking at him.
"Why did you kiss me the previous night Sumo?" He asked looking directly at her.
She was stunned by his question and didn't know how to answer it.
"Tumhe toh yaad hoga na kal kya hua tha, tumne thodi pee rakhi thi." He added.