Tu Mere Pass Toh Haina..
Tu mere pass toh haina, a tale of love and misery. “When silence speaks, it tells a tale; of greaves, of pains, of promises unkept, of dreams unfulfilled; louder than words it speaks, deeper than voice it sounds. When silence speaks, it tells a tale; of betrayal, of fear; of a heart heavy with burden, of a spirit broken and bruised; louder than words it speaks, deeper than voice it sounds.
When silence speaks, it tells a tale; of vengeance, of hate; furious and harmed as wind, dangerous and wild as fire; louder than words it speaks, deeper than voice it sounds.”
At a tender age of 17 she has been through hell. Father disowned her, mother died right after giving birth to her, step mother tortured her, step brother harassed her, but she kept quiet.
She every morning stood behind the pillar in the dining room just in the hope that someday her father will see her with affection and love and call her to join them at the table…
She was always told that she is a curse to the family and they would always hope that she may disappear from their lives someday….
This was not sufficient that a thing happened which turned her already shattered world upside down. She was SOLD for money to a ruthless monster that was even worse than her father….
Same things happened again and again. She was tortured to no extent, beaten, abused both physically as well as sexually but still she kept quiet why? What was the reason?
What was her fault? Why she had to go through so much? Why didn’t she speak? Why she kept quiet? What were her reasons?
Will her pain ever come to an end? Will she ever be at peace? Or she will suffer till her last breath?
WILL SHE EVER FIND HERSELF??!
A girl is sleeping on a king size bed. Rosy lips, silky brown tresses till her waist face filled with innocence she which clearly reflects what she actually is. When suddenly a full bucket of ice cold water is thrown on her and she gets up with a jerk panting heavily….
Man- o madam this isn’t your father’s house …!!!So wake up sleeping beauty…..look at the time ….its 6:30 am you are late…!!(she jumps on her place looking hell scared ) tumne mujhe samajh kya rakha hai tumne mujhe hand….I am not your father I am aryaman khurana and mujhe har cheez time pe pasand hai….now before my mood gets more spoiled now get up and get to work …!!You have 10 mins….
With this he leaves the room slamming the door behind making her jump on her place again. She sits their remembering her past….
As always with the sunlight entering the room it’s the beginning of a yet another day. A girl sleeping on the bed still in her yesterdays cloths. She is in the same position in which she had settled on the bed last night. She was so tired due to yesterdays work that she didn’t even change…she fell asleep as soon as she felt the mattress beneath her.
Suddenly a jug of cold water is poured on her face and she gets up with a jerk….only to find her step mother standing there with an angry look…
Step mother- oo maharani….tum kya yahan muft ki rotiyan todne ke liye ho….wahan mere bête ka college ka time ho raha hai aur dekho toh Taahira maharani ko kaise ghode beech ke soorahi hai….!!khana kaun banayega….han…?!!teri maa nahi ayege upar se tera kaam karne…chal uth aur jaake khana bana…!!
With these she leaves leaving a shattered Taara…a lone tear escapes her eyes…..she looks at the photo kept on the side table which is of her mother ,picks it up and hugs in and sobs inside her heart while tears make their way from her eyes….
She slowly gets up adjusting her saree then puts her feet down. As soon as her feet comes in contact with the ground a stinging pain shoots up her ankle making her gasp….she looks at her feet only to find it swollen and red with a light burn mark…tears make their way from her eyes…..
Aryaman- Taahira!!!! Beheri ho kya mere chai kahan hai…!!!(shouting like and animal)
Taahira scared to death instantly rushes to the study room where he was with a cup of tea…she enters the room and gives him his tea….still scared she stands their….as soon as he sips the tea he spits everything out and blasts furiously…
Aryaman- what the fuck…!!!!is this a tea…?!!(Making Taahira jump on her place with fear) rakho tumhari chari tumhare pass …!!!
With this he throws the cup of hot just prepared tea right on her feet making her slump to the ground holding her burning feet due to the hot liquid…..in the agony of pain tears begin to flow from her eyes making her vision blurry and eyes red as blood….
Aryaman grabs her by her hair making in wince in more pain while Taahiras hand reach to his hand trying to loosen his grip but in vain….
Aryaman- ek chai toh dhang se banana nahi ati…huh…!!paida hote hi aapni maa ko toh kha gayi ab kya mujhe bhi ye zeheer pilake marne ka irada hai ….han!!!(Shouts while Taahira shakes her head in a no) tu mar kyun nahi jati han..!!?pata nahi teri mane tujhe janam hi kyun diya…!!na tu janam leti na mere gale padti…!!
With that he pushes her and she falls on the floor with a thud….and then he leaves leaving a crying Taahira behind…
She realizes that she has already wasted 4 mins and now she has only 6 mins to get freshed as well as get ready …with lots of difficulties ignoring her bone crushing pain which is shooting through her feet she gets up somehow balancing herself….and goes inside the washroom and dropping off her clothes from her body she stands under the hot shower.
As soon as the warm water comes in contact with her injured feet a strong burning sensation wrecks her veins but still controlling herself she finishes her task them after getting ready goes to the dining area somehow dragging her one feet on the floor…
She stands at the entrance of the dining room watching him reading a newspaper…when he looks at her…
Aryaman- what..!!ab kya tumhare liye carpet bichaun ….tabhi madam padharengi…(sarcastically)now serve me fast…!!
Taahira instantly starts walking…and the servants present there hang their head low as for them it is almost impossible to see their memsaab in such a terrible condition….which worse than an animal.
She is the only one who actually cares for each one of them….and according to them what is actually happening with this kind hearted girl is utterly unfair….god needs to do justice…she doesn’t deserve this….at least not is ruthless monster…but as they are mere servants they have no right to voice their views.
She goes inside the kitchen in a hurry and in the hurry the plate slips off her hands….and shatters into pieces making a loud noise….her eyes become wide in horror…and she starts breathing heavily….
And at that instance aryaman enters the kitchen…..
Aryaman- what the fuck….!!!u bloody filthy piece of shit…!!
With that he slaps her leaving his finger prints on her sensitive skin….and blood streams down from the corner of her lips…and she looks down horrified while the salty water makes its way from her eyes….
Aryaman- do have any idea kitni mehengi thi ye cutlery !!?u wretch…!!
(griping her face between his thumb and index finger making her wince in pain)tere baap ke paise se nai kharida ki tu jab marzi chezzein todti rahe….(holding her hair) ab isske paise kaun bharega…?! Han….?!!.tera wo baap jisne tujhe mujhe beech diya….?!!paison ke badlemein ek full business deal ki mujhsee…!!don’t forget this marriage is just a deal…..u understand…!!and deal mein mujhe nuksan pasand nahi…!!!
With that he pushes her and she stumbles back a few steps…still in tears…while he leaves the house in anger….
As soon as he leaves a lady of mid 30s comes and hugs her while she cries in her neck hugging her…..
Lady- bus…bus….bête …bus…sab theek hojayega…shhh…..dekhna ek din tere sari taklefein khatam ho jangi…aur wo waqt jald anewala hai……mujhe pata hai….shhh….
In the bed room-
Taahira is sitting on the bed and sipping hot milk while the lady is dressing her wounds on her feet …
Lady- bête tu chinta mat kar …..hosla rakh….ishwar sab theek kar denge….(Taahira smiles faintly)tu aaram kar mein tera khana lekar aati hun…
With that she leaves….suddenly aryamans words echos in her ear.. ” tera wo baap jisne tujhe mujhe beech diya….paison ke badlemein ek full business deal ki mujhsee…!!don’t forget this marriage is just a deal…..”
Tears again makes their way from her tired eyes….
Taahira was passing by her parent’s room when she hears her step mother and fathers conversation….
Step mother- suniye na….mujhe lagta hai ki aapko iss deal ke liye hand bold ne chahiye….aur waise bhi jab se ye ladki paida hui hai…she has been a curse to our family pehele apni maa ko kha gayi…ab isski badkismati ki wajhese hamara pura business dubne ki kagar pe hai….!!(spiting words like poison)
Father- tum sahi keherahi ho…..that piece of shit has to be thrown out now it’s enough…..aur bardash nahi kar sakta mein usse…
Step mother- kisi aur cheez ke liye nahi toh at least iss deal ke liye wo humane much kaam aye…!!waise bhi jabs paida hui hai…darti pe bojh hai…..aakhir marti bhi toh nahi hai….issi bahane hum usse humesha humesha ke liye chutkana toh paahi sakte hai…!!
Father- yes u are right aur wise bhi ussjaise ladki se shaadi karega bhi kon…..and iss deal mein hamara hi faida hai…ek toh iss shrap se picha chutega uppar se humein business mein lagane ke liye paise bhi mil jayenge….buss aryaman ko humein company ke 60 % shares dene padenge…lekin humara guzara toh hojayega….aur wise phi the moment this girl is out of our lives tum dekhna….hamari kismet wapis chamak jayegi….
Taahira could not hold on anymore she ran up to her room and fell on her bed crying her heart out….
She comes out of her trance as the lady enters her room with her food….
Lady – le beta khana khale….phir hum bahar challenge kisi park mein….tera mood bhi achha ho jayega…
Taahira nods her and smiles faintly….
In the park-
Taahira was sitting on the bench in the park breathing in fresh air with closed eyes…when she hears soft sobs of a small girl of maybe 6-7 yrs old….immediately her eyes shifts towards its direction she sees…that the small girl has fallen down and hurt her knee and is crying wailing for her father…
Immediately her father rushes towards her….
Father- ale lee…..kya hogaya meri princess ko….achha usse chot lag gayi….(picking her up in his arms and wiping her tears while she sniffs)na na mera bachha….kuch nahi hua…my baby is a stong girl hai na…..shhhh…bus bus…kuch nahi hua…..(panting soft fatherly kisses on her temple)shhh…achha ok …chalo we will have an ice-cream…mere baby ka fav flavor…chocolate…!!(trying to pacify her)
And instantly the baby girl had a bright smile on her face…
Father- achha mere baby ko ice cream kahani hai ke nahi..(playing along with her)
Girl- hand..meko khani hai ice cleam…(excited)
Father- achha toh phir promise me my baby won’t cry now…
Girl- plomish….!!papa plomish mein nai lounge….(roungi)…
Father- that’s my baby….(kissing her cheek)now its ice cream time chalo chalo chalo…!!
And they leave…
Taahira just looks at them with teary eyes and a light smile on her face but it fades away immediately as she remembers her past….
She was 6 yrs old and her step brother rishab was 9 yrs old…. He always use to tease her of her weakness, make fun of her flaws…but as she is small she couldn’t do anything about it….he would always pull her hair….and slapped her whenever he felt like…vent his anger on the poor soul whenever he felt like…..but she can’t even say anything to him….one reason is because no one will support her or take her side and the second one is…..
She was playing in the garden alone as she didn’t have any friends….in fact no one ever wanted to be friends with her…..she glanced at her father who was talking on the phone….he never paid any heed to her…it didn’t even matter to him that whether she was even alive or not….
When rishab came and snatched her ball from her and in the process pushed her so hard that she fell on the floor with a thud and got a deep cut on her knee….and when rishab was running away he also fell down due to a stone on the path and got hurt and started crying…instantly her father ran towards him and helped him up wiped of his tears and sooth him with his fatherly affectionate words….while Taahira kept crying holding her knee just few steps away from them….
She kept looking at her father with teary eyes in a hope that may be, maybe he will for one glance at her and come to her ,and will pick her up in his arms and make her stop crying soothing her pain by panting fatherly pecks on her temple but that never happened….
In fact he didn’t even look at her…while she kept crying in her pain….instead he just picked his son up and went inside the house leaving her in her garden crying holding her knee….
Just as he left the old gardener chacha came running to her to help her….
Taahira had tears in her eyes and don’t know when they had started flowing from her naïve eyes…
Lady- kya hua bête…(concerned)
Taahira looks at her and shakes he head in negative…
Soon they left the park and went back to the mansion….
As soon as they entered the mansion…
Aryaman- oo look whose here…!!maharani Taahira..!!aagayi aap thel ke…han…!!!hum toh aapke naukar hain…aab kuch bhi bolna hoga toh humein toh aapka intezar hi karna padega na ki kab maharani Taahira padharengi aur kab mein unse baat karunga…..aaakhir unki permission ke bagair koi kaam thodi na ho gakta hai…..(with that he slammed his hand on the desk making Taahira jump on her place)
jao jake ke taiyaari karo sham ko mere bohot important client ghar aarahe hain……and I don’t want any mistake in it…..waise bhi tumhari badkismate ke wajhe se aaj kal mere company ghate mein chal rahi hai so I don’t want any mistake in this….agar ye deal mere hath se gayi toh soch lena ki mein tumhara kya hashra karunga…!!
With that he leaves the room…
In the evening-
(ps: now from here it will be in Madhav’ s provo then when time comes it will be in Taahira’s provo which will be mostly at the end so don’t be confused )
I just landed in the Delhi airport for a very important meeting which I have with aryaman khurana the owner of khurana industries….well I have been in London almost all my life as I was there for my studies….but dad wanted me to manage the Indian branch of malhotra industries so we kind of swapped places ….now he and mom are in London managing there while I am here in Mumbai India.
As soon as I stepped out of my private jet a soft wave of wind touched me…..ummm this place has some different aura….it’s so different here it feels as if I had to be here now…dot know why but yeah…!lets see what’s in store for me here that attracting me so much like magnet to this place
Aryaman- aye aaye mr.malhotra aapka swagat hai…..
Madhav-Mr. khurana…..nice to meet you…so shall we precede our meetings…
Aryaman- ya ya sure …..
In the living room-
All settled down and started discussing the deal when….suddenly I head soothing sound f chime …it was sound of an anklet…as the seconds passed it became more prominent….it was first time that an mere anklet sound had such an effect on me….soon I looked in the direction of the sound…and there a girl entered in with a silver tray in her hand….looking sinfully beautiful..
I was awestruck…!literally awestruck….her long dark brown lustrous silky fair all the way to her waist, big doe shaped honey brown eye ooh god but don’t know k=why these was something missing in it…..there was a lot of pain in it….it was as if I can see through her…she is like a clear water…crystal clear….,my eyes moved to her pink lustrous pouty lips….which I bet was soft and smooth as honey….,her skin fair as snow, soft yet flawless…in all she is a goddess on earth…
I couldn’t just take my eyes off her….her innocence her simplicity was giving me a tough time to handle my emotions….I have been around so many women but she is different…..I have never felt this way…
Aryaman- aa here comes my wife….come darling serve us….
What the fuck..!shit..!! I was drooling over a married woman…!shit..! I thought.
She just nods and hurriedly starts serving…why is in so much hurry ….is she…is she by any chance scared… of her husband …?but why..?
She came with the cup towards me and while giving me it slipped off her hand and the liquid in it slightly landed on my suit…
Aryaman- oo Mr. malhotra I am soo sorry for my wife’s stupidity..(almost glaring at her with anger grinding his teeth)
I looked at Taahira and she was hell scared….I grew more confused….why the hell is she soo scared??!! it’s just a tea…..no big deal..
Madhav- its ok Mr. khurana…no big deal….ummm can I use the washroom…?(I asked calmly)ya sure…..and one of their servants lead me inside….
In the washroom-
I looked at myself in the mirror but instead of my face I only saw her s….her doe shaped eyes which had lots to say, lots to share but yet reserved…her lustrous pink pouty lips…..just like flower petals….I wonder how her voice will be…..ohh god!! I am so wiped….already so much possessed by her magic….if only by looking at her I feel this way I wonder how will I feel when I hear her….the thought itself is giving me jitters….god…Madhav Yashwardhan Malhotra….you have to calm down….
I took some deep breath to calm myself up…then after cleaning the tea stain from my blazer I went out……
As I went out I started walking back to the living room when I heard faint sobs …and loud noise of shouting and then all off a sudden I head a sharp sound…it was as if someone was hitting someone….I went towards the voice more but carefully not the alert the person who ever it was and what I saw was enough for my blood to evaporate off my veins….
Aryaman was hitting Taahira while holding her by her hair….but why is she not saying anything to him….??!!
Aryaman- bola tha na meine ki mujhe koi galati nahi chahiye…hann…(slaps her) ek baar kahi hui baat samajh nahi aati tumhe…!!agar tumhare wajhe se ye deal mere haath se gayi toh zinda jala dunga mein tujhe….aap..(looking at the lady who always stays with Taahira)lakar jayeye iss aapshaguni ko yahan se….jab se mei life mein aayi hai zindagi barbad kar rakhi hai meri issne….
That lady comes and makes Taahira get up from the floor who is still sobbing silently….and leaves from there with her…
Ooh god…!!1what was all this …..You can’t be serious…really…!!He is behaving with har as if she is a piece of shit….!!Is is a god damn human dam it…!! For god’s sake…..she is a human……!!How can he treat her like that…!!And Taahira why isn’t she saying anything…..forget protesting …she didn’t even speak a single word…!!!Can you imagine…not a single word..!!How can a human bare all this and in return not say a single word not even a hiss in pain…!!
No I have to do the deal with him….I cant risk her life like this…..I know I sound crazy to all of you right now but….I cant risk her ….because I don’t know how…..but within this first meeting she has already managed to sneak inside my heart and made a place for herself which no one can take…and I think…I think I have already fallen for her……yes I might sound crazy, illogical but yeah….it is what it is…and some things do not have explanations….sometimes it’s not in our control it just happens…..
Composing myself I entered inside the living room…
Aryaman- Mr. Malhotra…..I am so sorry once again…
Madhav- no its completely fine…aise chote mote accidents toh hote rehete hain…tey are just part of life….anyways Mrs. .khurana kahin dekhai nahi derahi….
Aryaman- ab…wo she was not feeling well so she went to the room to take rest…
Bloody liar…!!!Bastard…! Abwal no ka jhuta hai yeh toh…..hmmm kuch sochna padega….
Madhav- umm so Mr. khurana…..I think you are the best or this deal so…I guess this deal is on then….?
Aryaman- ooh god…! Really…ummm I mean thank u thank u so much…!
With that we shook hands no matter how disgusting I was feeling only to touch his hands I still did…these were the same hands which had mercilessly tortured a woman….who had actually dared to put a stain on a woman’s dignity and self respect……I promise you Taahira…this man will surely get what he deserves….
Madhav- achha Mr. .khurana kal mere nai mansion meine k house warming party hai…why don’t u and your wife join us…
Aryaman- ya ya…sure sure…why not…
Madhav- okay then meet u tomorrow than …I will send you the detail ….I shall take your leave now….
I was sitting on my chair in my study when my PA entered…
PA- sir…we got it….
He said it with a proud devilish smiled…..instantly I had a big smile on my face too…
Madhav- good…! now get the proofs before the party today and did you hack their cctv cameras….?
PA – yes sir everything is under control….and the proofs will be here before the party…we have already informed the commissioner…he is ready….
Madhav- cool then …you may leave now….
PA- have a nice day sir…!
And he left…
In the evening at the party-
Everyone starts arriving at the party all the big names of the business world had arrived from all over the world …even media and press were there in a huge number…..I was waiting for that bastard to enter in the party with my angel…..
I was talking to the guests ,Just then I felt a light wave of wind touch me…it had the essence of her presence….she is here…as soon as I turned around to look at the entrance I found her entering with her husband actually not with him but behind him all alone…trying to pull off a smile….she was looking a life an angel an actual angel in that little off white chiffon saree with red borders…with a little silver shimmer on it….aahh heavenly…that is what she is….with long dark chocolate brown hair touching her waist totally complementing her brown honey colored eyes as well as snow white skin…..
I went to them without wasting anytime…
Madhav- aahh…welcome Mr. khurana…..welcome Mrs. khurana…
She just nodded sweetly…..
Then we all proceeded towards the hall…and soon aryaman got busy with the business associates….and Taahira was left all alone….she was standing in one corner feeling uncomfortable….though I was there too but my mind was not at all in their talks but it was with her….and at a point of time my eyes and her eyes met…..we looked at each other for a moment then instantly she lowered her eyes …..and I saw a little hint of blush on her face….I bet she was feeling embarrassed due to this mall eyes lock of ours…
And then I saw her going towards the open balcony area….I excused myself and went behind her and I saw her looking at the moon….
Madhav- enjoying the moon..?
Taahira turned around and looked at me…and instantly she lowered her eyes….
Madhav- ummm its ok…..no need to feel embarrassed ….aap yahan akele khadi hain….and so I thought as you are my guest so I should give you some company….may I join you…
She thought for a moment then just nodded…
Madhav- moon is peaceful….isse dekhte hi man ko kitni shanty milti hai…..
She just looked at me in surprise….then again looked at the moon….after a while when she didn’t utter anything…..I got a little restless….I wanted her to talk….I wanted to hear her voice…
Madhav- ummm….aap…(she turned towards me)aap mujhse gussa hain kya…did I do something which I shouldn’t have..?(she looked at me confused)wo …u aren’t talking to me so I thought may be….
Instantly her eyes became sad….and her eyes became a little teary…
Madhav- hey Taahira …I..I am sorry..plz aap mat royeye…
But she didn’t say anything just left from there….
What the hell just happened ….I don’t understand…..
I entered the hall to find her but she was nowhere to be found….I got more restless and started searching for her…..
I was standing at the balcony having a time with my loneliness as always….when Mr. Malhotra entered…..for a moment my breath got stuck……..ayipaa why….I shouldn’t be feeling like this…I am a married woman now….why I feel like this around him…we have hardly meet two times and he has this deep effect on me this is wrong…..but I don’t know why he seems a kind hearted person…his eyes…his eyes are so pure…it’s a clear reflection of his heart….it is as if I can see through him through his eyes…
He came to me and started talking to me……it was the first time that someone was giving me some importance ….as most of the times it feels as if I don’t even exist…..
After that we became silent for a while ….when he said…
Madhav- moon is peaceful….isse dekhte hi man ko kitni shanty milti hai…..
I looked at him surprised…..normally I have never come across a person who had actually said that….when I was a child this was my favorite pass time….but my step brother always used to tease me…..and I used to feel humiliated to no extent…..he use to say these things are for weak people like me……who are powerless and good for nothing…..
Then again we became silent……after some time he again said a thing which made my heart skip a beat…..
Madhav- ummm….aap…aap mujhse gussa hain kya…did I do something which I shouldn’t have..?wo …u aren’t talking to me so I thought may be….
Ooh god…..what shall I say now….what saw….I…instantly my eyes welled up with tears…..if he will know he will also hate me…just like everybody else…….watching me in tears he immediately freaked out….
Madhav- hey Taahira …I..I am sorry..plz aap mat royeye…
But I just went away from there not able to face him anymore…or take the humiliation …..I can’t afford to be hated again…not at least by this person here….I don’t know why I feel this way but …no……its better if nobody know…..I can’t see what I see in every bodies eyes for me….I just can’t…. If you ask me why then I seriously don’t have an answer…as KUCH SAWALON KE JAWAB NAHI HOTE…..
I just left from there and inside the party I tried searching for my husband but couldn’t find him….then I went to rupal aunty my caretaker….she also came with me to find aryaman but we couldn’t ….we went more inside to search him but still unable to find him…just when I heard some voices from a room…I opened the room and what I saw was enough to dry my blood in my veins…..aryaman was making out with a woman…..
I froze at my place and rupel aunty too….the woman’s legs were around my husband’s waist and she was holding him by his neck while they were busy kissing and my husband had her pressed against the wall….that woman was half naked ….the upper part of her dress was now resting on her waist while the hem of the dress was pulled up to her thighs…and my husband’s coat was lying on the floor while his tie was loose and a few buttons of his shirt were open….
unintentionally a gasp came out of my mouth….this alerted them….and instantly they left each other and that girl….without any shame adjusted her dress held her heels in her hand and left giving me a smirk…I was looking at aryaman with disgust now…..
How can he….I am his wife…to scream out loud god dam it…!!!he is cheating on me…..oo god….I have kept quiet all this time only in the hope that one day he will love me back….but this…!!oh god I was sooo wrong…..
Aryaman- bola tha na wahan se mat hilna….phir bhi u had the guts to disobey me…!!!(he shouted like an animal making me flinch)
I looked at him with more disgust….and this time he looked more angrier that earlier…
Aryaman- mujhe ankhein dikhaiegi…..mujhe akhein dhekhaigi….
With that her came towards me and slapped me…and I fell down on the floor with a thud….but still I didn’t give up I looked at him with more disgust….he was drunk I was sure of it….as he was literally stinking alcohol …..
Aryaman- ankhein neeche…!
But I continued to look at him with more and more disgust….while tears fond their ways out of my eyes….
Aryaman- meine kaha ankhein neeche…(with that he slapped me again but I still didn’t give up)bahut zada udrahi hai ….aaj toh tere par katne hi padenge…..
With that he started taking of his belt….rupal aunty tried stopping him but he pushed her away….
Aryaman- naukar ho naukar ki taraha raho..!!!
With that he pushed her out of the room and locked the door….he rolled the belt around his hand a little and with that he started hitting me with if….
The tears were unstoppable…as the leather belt hit me…..I felt every cell in my body getting shattered…..with every hit…the amount of pain increased with every second it increased double the previous time….
Just then the door opened with a bang and there he was …Mr. Malhotra…he punched aryaman so that he instantly fainted and fell on the floor with a thud…..
And rushed towards me…..
Madhav- Taahira…!!!aap …aap theek hain….(freaking like hell)ooh god…u are bleeding god dam it…!!!
He slightly touched my wound on my arm making me his….
Madhav- shit..!! I am sorry…uthiye…..
With that he helped me to get up supporting me….and all I did was look at his face….
Madhav- Aram se….
He is so gentle with me….no one has treated me like this ever in my life….
Oooh god where should I find her….just when I was losing hope a lady at early 30s came to me hell worried almost panicking…
Lady- Mr. Malhotra…plz…Taahira bête ko bacha lijiye..nahi toh wo haiwan usse mar dega….plz…
As soon as I heard her say Taahira my heard sank…
Madhav- Taahira…where is she kahan hai wo aur aap..?
Lady- me rupal…uski caretaker…plz help her….uss kamre mein..(pointing at a room)
I immediately rushed tere and I heard that something like leather hitting someone….without wasting anytime I kicked open the door….and what I saw was enough for my blood to dry in my veins..
That bastard was hitting my angel with a leather belt and she was crying and bleeding…..
Without having a second thought I punched him and he fell on the floor fainting due to its effect…
I rushed towards her and helped her and all the while she just kept looking at me….
After making her dink water….I got furious…
Madhav- Taahira…kyun..?why…wont you say something to him god dam it..!! why..!!!why u let him tortured you…?kyun aap kuch bolti nahi…..aap chahti toh wo ye sab kabhi na karpata….why…?why u let him hurt u…bolo say something..!!1why..?(I shook her by holding her by her shoulder)
She just looks away while tears make their way from her eyes….
Madhav- answer me…!!boliye Taahira !! why…..?speak up….speak up dam it..!!why won’t u say some think..!!
When I hear someone say…
“KYUNKI WO BOL NAHI SAKTI…!!”I turned around to find rupal aunty…then again looked back at Taahira she had her eyes closed while more tears made their way from her eyes……
Realization struck me hard…..ooh god…no no no….no my angel…she has been suffering soo much….all this while….just because of this reason….shit ..!!shit..!!shit….!!fucking shit…!!!this is so unfair….she doesn’t deserve any of this…..she deserves way better than this….
Then rupal aunty told me the whole thing how her mother died when she was born who she was always blamed for her death ,how she was tortured by her step brother and mother at her father’s house…,how she never got any love and affection from her father just because he thought that she is a curse to the family and as she also had disability….,
how she was always left alone, how they never cared whether she is even alive or not…how they sold her to this ruthless monster just for money as their company was facing financial losses….so they made this marriage a deal for money….whatever happened with them they all ways put the blame on Taahira saying that she is unlucky ….even after marriage how aryaman used to tortured her on small things….
Ooh god …my angel she faced so much……I looked at her she was looking down while her tears were flowing continuously….
Main hoon aadha mujh mein
Baaki aadha hai tu
Dil mein kam hai dhadkan
Yaara zyaada hai tu
I went to her and kneeled down before her on one leg….and wiped her tears…….I held her shoulders and made her stand genteelly…..she was still crying looking down….I took the free end of her pallu and wrapped it around her shoulder to cover her wounds…then I slowly moved my hand and genteelly caressed her hand then entwined our hands….and she looked at me with teary eyes….
Bin sune sun lunga main
Bin kahe tu kehna
Tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na..
Tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na..
Madhav- trust me….
With that I dragged her with me to the party hall where the press conference was going on…..while rupal aunty followed us…and as soon as we went out of the room police came in and captured aryaman who was still unconscious.
I directly went on the stage holding Taahiras hand and suddenly the whole hall was quiet…
Madhav- gentlemen…I had given this house warming party not just for one purpose but there is another purpose to it…..
I looked at my PA and nodded at him and he instantly started the projector and in few minutes all the proofs against his black business including all the frauds he had done….everything was out…..
Press- sir aap toh mr.khurna ke saath deal sign karne wale the phir ye sab..?
Press- Mrs. .khurana aap kya apne pati ke in business ke bare mein janti this..?
Madhav- one moment everyone…!!shant ho jayeye…..this isn’t all off it….there is more to it…
I felt Taahira squeeze my hand a little and looked at her and blinked in assurance….
Madhav- Taahira inn sab chezon mein shamil nahi thi infact she had been a victim all this time…..yes you heard it right a victim of domestic violence and inequality…..
Madhav- ji….the great aryaman khurana had signed a deal for the marriage with Taahira with her father an in return he will lend them some money…..he was torturing her because she can’t speak…!
And everyone in the hall gasped
Madhav-not even this he was even cheating on her…..and rupal aunty is the eyes witness….
That’s when I heard some ladies speak…
Lady- hay yeh toh gungi nikli…!!itne mahine ho gaye inki shaadi ko …..aab toh iska kuch hone bhi nahi wala…kaun karega isse shaadi…!!waise bhi meine suna hai paida hote hi aapni maa ko kha gayi thi ….!!
Taahira felt so embarrassed that instantly more tears rolled down her eyes and she was about to leave but I held her hand more tightly in my grip…
Madhav-mrs.kapoor….aap toh ek eng chalati hain na….toh mujhe toh doubt horaha hai ki aap actually ek ego chalati bhi hain ya sirf media ke samne aneke liye dhong karti hain…
Mrs.kapoor-what…!!how dare u say that..!
Madhav- oo really?!! How dare me..!!?aapko sharam nahi aati..!!!infact aapko kya …yahan maujud har uss insaan ko jo abhi bheed ke peeche chip ke yahan khadi iss ladki ki bhuraiyan kar raha hai…!!!for god’s sake we are in the 70th years of independence…..you all people present over year speak about eqility,rights in your interviews….
but do you people even know its actual meaning…..our constitution says equal rights to everyone, no discrimination…but kya aap log wo follow karte ho..?if aaplogon ke saath kuch galat ho toh these rules apply but if Taahira ke saath kuch ho then they don’t..?why just because she can’t speak…!!!for god’s sake she is a human god dam it….!!!she also feels…just like we people do…!!even animals are better than you people as they at least don’t behave this way with their fellow members…..!!!
issmein usski kya galati hai agar she is born like this……?that doesn’t mean we will snatch all the humanly rights from her and behave with her worse than an animal….whatever flaws she has ….but she is way better from all of you u know why because at least she has humanity still alive inside her…but you all you all are a big disgrace on the human race….!!
and mrs.kappor u said that she is responsible for her mother death…what proof do you have …tell me…do u have any scientific proof about it..!!(she looked down)no child is ever responsible for their parent’s death during birth…!!if it has to happen it will…!!that is all fate…every person has his time in this world and when it gets over they go away but that doesn’t mean you will keep blaming an innocent soul and keep punishing her for a sin she never committed….
Then he again looks at mrs.kappor who had her head down with shame….
Madhav- and to answer your question …so let me tell you all…(facing everyone) MEIN KARUNGA TAAHIRA SE SHAADI….!!!I WILL MARRY HER…!!
With that I dragged her out from there with me and I felt her shocked gaze on me all this while….
No one has ever favored me so much in my entire life…..but mr.malhotra…he is so different…..I was standing all the while in tears holding his hand actually he had held my hand…when suddenly he said a thing which shocked me to the core…
Madhav- and to answer your question …so let me tell you all…(facing everyone) MEIN KARUNGA TAAHIRA SE SHAADI….!!!I WILL MARRY HER…!!
Ooh god..!!!he wants to marry me…but why..?I can’t speak..?I have disability..?then why..?he should be treating me like a germ…just like everyone but no…..he didn’t..!! I just kept looking at him while tears made their ways from my eyes….
He kept dragging me until we reached his bedroom….
I was still standing at the corner when he came to me with a first aid box…
“Pyaar hai aisa khel yaara
Tanha koi bhi jeeta nahi
Tu jahaan thak ke beth jaaye
Adh jaaunga main bhi wahin”
Madhav- Taahira….u r hurt…apko dressing ki zarurat hai…(politely)
He genteelly held my hand in his and started dressing it while I just looked at him in shock….
Madhav- Taahira mujhe pata hai ki aap soch rahi hongi ki meine aise kyun kiya…aapko yeh bhi lag raha hoga ki shayaad meine taras khakar aapse shaadi karne ka phaisla liya hai….par trust me…aisa nahi hai….(putting the cotton away and holding my hand between his)
mujhe nahi pata ki kaise bayan karun mein ye baat par…na jane kab ,kaise….aap mere liye kuch aur ban chuki hain….I don’t know ki aisa kyun hai lekin…I can’t see u suffer…not now…not ever…mein nahi chahata ki uss bastard ki wajhese se aappe koi bhi ghinone sawal uthe….aapne aaj tak jo bhi saha hai mein usse badal toh nahi sakta….
I know now what are these unnamed feeling…..I HAVE FALLEN FOR HIM….yeah..!
par I promise u I won’t let u fall ever again….I will take care of u as a father ….I promise to provide u a love of a mother….mein dil se chhata hun ki aap meri jeevan saathi banein….
I was in deep thoughts now….what if my bad luck spoiled his life…?what if because of my disability he becomes a laughing stalk in front of everyone..?
Madhav- Taahira….itna mat sochain…I know ki aap soch rahi hongi ki kahin aapki wajhese mera mazak ban gaya ya aapki badkismati ki wajhese meri zindagi spoil hogai toh..?yahi soch rahi hain na…
I looked at him shocked…
Madhav- yeh sab baatein apne dimag se nikal daein….kyunki aap kabhi mere liye unlucky ho hi nahi sakti…kabhi bhi nahi…aur aapki disability it doesn’t matter to me ….it doesn’t….I like u just the way you are with all your flaws…..and I promise you I will be your best friend in this journey…..I like u the way u are…
And that was it for me….I instantly hugged him and started crying…and he too hugged me back…..
“bin sune sun lunga main
bin kahe tu kehna
tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na..
tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na..”
After sometimes….we broke the hug and he joined our foreheads….we were literally able to feel each other’s breath on our faces….he slowly held my hand and entwined out hands…..
“Baarishein kitni dil se guzri
Meri aankhein na bheegi kabhi
Tu agar pal bhar door jaaye
Baadlon saa main ro doon abhi”
and then soon I found his lisps on mine…..as tears rolled down my eyes…it felt heavenly to be loved …finally to be noticed…..finally to feel happiness…..
After 2 months….
Today finally we are getting married….yes…finally Aryaman signed the divorce papers and he is behind the bars…..i have been living with Madhav in these 2 months…and Madhavs parents are now my maa –papa…they treat me as their own daughter…
I never thought that I will even get to experience the real love of parents but thanks to Madhav because of him I got my parents back…..tough not the real ones but they are more than my real parents to me…..
I was standing in front of my mirror wearing my bridal wear…when I saw Madhavs reflection in the mirror …in his sherwani….
He walked closer to me and slide his hand on my bare waise from behind and hugged me from behind…
Madhav- soo…ready to become Mrs. Madhav Malhotra..?
I blushed …with that he turned me around…..
“Bin sune sun lunga main
Bin kahe tu kehna
Tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na.. haan..
Tu.. mere mere paas toh hai na.. haan.”
Madhav- Taahira I promise to love u every moment of my life till my last breath…
I instantly place my hand on his mouth gesturing a no…
Madhav-achha baba…abhi rona nai..ok…now smile…
Madhav- SO SHALL WE START OUR NEW JOURNEY ..?TOGETHER FOREVER..?
I nodded..with a smile…
And with that he sealed the promise with a forehead kiss…..
Tu Mere Pass Toh Haina? Haan tu mere hi pass haina..