“Take out the ring and give it to our Lakshmi” Papa said.
In India its a ritual to gift something to the girl after the marriage gets fixed. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and it is the birth right of every girl to be called as Lakshmi.
So Maa had the ancestral ring. She gave the ring to Sakshi. Sakshi wears the ring by keeping the dupatta on her head.
“We will soon fix their ring ceremony and marriage dates” Uncle said.(Soon to be father in law).
“Yeah sure” Aunty said.
And I like a stupid sitting there and was thinking about that BECAUSE.
At that time everyone was happy. Also thinking about the thing that happened in just 3 hours. As when I came here , nothing was fixed and now after a YES to YES everyone is smiling. Even I am happy and of course its a different feeling.
“So ! we should leave because its already late” Papa said.
Again like a sincere “Soon” to be son-in law I touched her parents feet and she did the same with my parents.
Papa thanked to the Uncle and Aunty.
I was leaving at that time and I didn’t knew when I will see her again.
I looked in her eyes , speak just one line.
“Good bye ! Meet you soon”
Everyone started laughing as if I had cracked a joke.
“Bye bye !” Sakshi said.
While driving I turned on the radio and the song Jeena Jeena was tuned on. I never listened song but at that time I started feeling each line of it..
Dehleez Pe Mere Dil Ki Jo Rakhe Hai Tune Kadam it means “You step into my heart and I learnt to live my life”
“I am Aditya . Like seriously?” I shouted.
“No you are not Aditya , you are Aditya Mishra” Papa said laughing loudly.
“Very funny as if I don’t know I am Aditya Mishra” I said.
But, what was happening at that time I simply didn’t knew.
Exactly after a week as Her family was in contact with my family and they were deciding dates for the functions.
Particularly in arranged marriages. Girl and the boy is not allowed to meet before marriage.
But, maybe I could call her !
That also I am not sure.
I had took leave for 15 days from my office as Maa wanted to do shopping for the ring ceremony and wedding.
As Valentine’s week had started . I loved that dialogue of MS DHONI movie
“Mai nahi banata Valentine’s Falentine’s day” it means “I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day”.
First time I am thinking to wish someone or to celebrate it 🙈
The changed Aditya Mishra
But from where will I get her number.?
I took my Papa’s phone secretly. Searched for the number.
There were two number saved by same names.
“898193….- Tyagi Ji”
“982738….-Tyagi Ji 2”
This is a trend of saving number. If another tyagi comes it will be saved as Tyagi Ji 3.
So, I dialled Tyagi Ji 2 because Tyagi Ji was uncle’s number and I was sure about it.
“Hello” I said.
“Hello. Who is this” Uncle said.
*In my mind, why this always happen with me. What should I say then? What he will think about me? I am so desperate to have a talk with Sakshi.. *
“Namastey ! Uncle. This is Aditya. I just call you to ask how are you ?.” I said.
” Oh. Beta ! I am fine . You tell” He said.
” I am also fine. Uncle this is my number ” I said.
“Nice to hear you. I will save this number” He said.
Building courage to ask about her daughter, after all I am soon going to be her husband. I think I have all right to ask
“Uncle Ji. ! How is Sakshi?” I said.
“Sakshi is fine beta ! But now she is in school” He said.
“Oh. ! ” I said.
“You want to talk to her. Take her number” He said.
First time uncle said something that my ears were eager to listen
“Sure uncle” i said.
” Please note down” he said.
*I noted down the number”
“Thank you uncle ” i said.
“Its okay ! Talk to you later” he said.
” Sure uncle. Namastey” I said.
Finally I had her number. NO GUTS to call her.
Again I had several thoughts in my mind.
But landed upon the thought of calling her.
I dialled the number… 779272….
” Hello ” She said.
*Her melodious voice, I kept that call in recording”
“Hello, Here Aditya ! How are you” I said.
“Oh hey ! I am fine. How come you called me, from where you got my number” she said.
” Relax ! Actually I called your father and he only gave your number. I think I had all the rights to call you?” I said.
“Yeah ! Fine” She said.
“Are you busy” I said.
“No . Here it is break time” she said.
“So, u liked the ring?” I said.
“Of course I liked. It is very pretty” she said.
” I know. I know” I said.
I think the right time to ask about that BECAUSE
” And say” she said.
” I want to ask you something. Can I?” I said.
“Yeah. Please go ahead ” she said.
“Actually everything happened so quickly and I couldn’t listened to you properly. Why you responded as a YES” I said.
“Ohh.. Really you want to know” she said laughing.
“Yeah ! I want to know” I said.
“See. Its a YES from my side BECAUSE …
I always wanted a guy who can respect my opinions and think about me and value me.
When I will crack jokes on him, he won’t mind it and can laugh with me.
The guy who gives respect to my parents.
As you raised your voice to ask my decision about this marriage, my Mom described everything.
So in future no body can underestimate me with harming intentions as you will always stand there for me.
Now a big YES because you will insanely search for me if I will get lost some where as you did now. ” She said laughing.
“That’s so sweet of you, I didn’t thought so much. You describe pretty well. So, I have crossed every hurdle to be your Man?” I said.
“Of course , that’s why today we are talking ” she said.
“I am very happy now . Thank you so much” I said.
“I am also happy” she said.
“Let’s meet then ” I said.
“You need to wait” she said.
“Why no? Nobody will come to know” I said.
“If parents don’t want this , we should not meet. Just few months are left , after that we have to stay together” She said.
“You know ! Maa finally have her ‘Sanskari bahu'(Daughter in law who follow rituals)” I said laughing.
“Hahaha.. That’s great. I have to go because the break is over ” she said.
“Yeah ! Sure. ” I said.
“Talk to you later” she said.
“Bye Sakshi” I said.
“Bye Ji” she said.
I loved her Ji
After knowing the reasons I was very happy and I had the phone call recording.
So, I had my earphones and listened the audio for more than 10 times.
Few more months can build a stronger relationship as it was building from now onwards
“Tujhko bana kar ke, tujhko bana kar ke lejyege Aditya Ki dulhania(Will make you Aditya’s girl)” I sang thinking about Sakshi.
“Beta ! What so hurry for the marriage? Song and all. ” Papa said laughing.
Why ? whenever I am in excited stated Papa usually came and everything vanishes.
So here I was with the mixed emotions of Sakshi’s healing words and my Papa making jokes. A great combination 😂
But ignoring all the other things . I was enjoying whatever was happening.
That’s the magic of what I don’t know, maybe the Magic of being special for a girl
Thank you god for sending her in my life