Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by sreeram, Dec 16, 2015.
waiting for your post, want to see how they are going to surprise raj
After long wait!!!! Thank you so much for your encouraging words dear. Am trying my best to make the forthcoming episode more enjoyable. Hope it succeeds.
Will try to post as soon i finish typing dear.
Am feeling very much worried seeing all your expectations on me . Working on the next update, will post very soon.
Offoo you guys did not reach engagement Hall yet I am waiting here
@sreeram : wer is the next episode dear????
cant wait to know y Raj is angry over Aditi in the present!!! pls post soon n a lengthy one!!!
Raj though felt little upset that he could not meet Aditi till tomorrow evening, but he slept happily after speaking to her. But poor Aditi, she couldn't sleep peacefully has she was all tensed up thinking of the special moment and how Raj would react, whether he will be happy and excited or will he get upset or angry on her for not consulting him before deciding or would he think that all are forcing him. With all the confusions she had no idea at what time she slept.
The next morning Aditi got up hearing Karthika's voice.
"Oh my dear sleeping beauty enough of dreaming about your sweetheart, get up now. We are getting late for the pooja".
Hmmm... getting up idiot wait..." When Aditi opened her eyes, Karthika was standing before her draped in a light weight purple colour silk saree and was drying her wet hair.
"Hey Karthi, you are looking very beautiful in this saree da and hot too with the wet hair. Lucky fellow". Saying she hugged Karthika.
"Lucky fellow?? Who?" Karthika was giving a puzzled look trying to move from Aditi's hold.
"Who else my dear... of course Shiva only..." Aditi took the phone and clicked a picture of Karthika while speaking with her.
Before Karthika could get hold of her, Aditi ran inside the bathroom and locked the door. After a minute she opened the door and peeped out. Karthika was busily blowing her hair dry, Aditi came out slowly and took her tooth brush and dress and went to bathroom again without getting noticed by Karthika.
After a while when she came out taking bath she found Karthika searching something in her phone.
"What da Karthi, searching for the snap huh? Don't worry da Karthi it's in safe hands now".
"Hey what do you mean by that idiot?"
"I mean.... i sent it to Shiva". Aditi winked her eyes seeing Karthika's frowning look.
"Why did you send it to him... you... hey.... but you don't have his number right?"
Hmmm.... is it?" Aditi scratched her jaw as if she is thinking deeply.
"You are right da.... but i sent it from your phone only no".
"Yes sweety... i took the photo in your phone only". She showed the phone that she was holding in her hand.
Karthika snatched the phone from her hand and checked her whatsapp and saw that the picture was sent but Shiva hasn't seen it yet. Karthika's phone started to ring before she could say anything further. Seeing the caller name she glared at Aditi who was laughing uncontrollably. Karthika attended the call and said hello. Aditi immediately pulled her hand and put the call in speaker before Karthika could even react and she heard Shiva's voice from the other side.
"Karthi, this is unfair... How can i sit calmly at home after seeing such a photo of yours that too early in the morning. Do you think i am a sanyasi?".
Karthika's mind voice like, "idiot, idiot... oh god what is he going to say next. These girls will start teasing me and won't stop at all".
Karthika's cousins came in when the call came and Aditi signalled them to close Karthika's mouth and they held her hands too and all were having nice time hearing Shiva's romantic talk.
"Am going to come there now and....."
"Oh no Shiva.... censor...censor...." Aditi closed both her ears and shouted.
Karthika pushed her cousins and yelled at the phone, "Enough Shiv".
She snatched the phone from Aditi and ran to the balcony blushing.
Aditi and Karthika's cousins burst into laughter seeing her running and hearing their sound Karthika's younger brother Vishal came there.
"Hey you all girls having lot of fun it seems. But don't trouble my sister too much ok". He warned them all with a smile and turned to Aditi.
"Aditi sis, mom asked you to come to her room".
"Ok Vish, will go there".
Karthika's mom Anusha, handed Aditi a pink colour silk saree just like the one Karthika was wearing.
"Aditi, wear this saree and sit in the pooja dear. And also these jewels".
"Aunty, i will take the saree but not the jewels please".
"Why dear? Since you are going to sit in the pooja i gave you the saree. But the jewels are our gift to you for the engagement dear. So you have to accept them, it's our blessings for you".
"I don't want to hear anything now. Go and get ready now. I want both of you girls to be in the pooja room in next twenty minutes. Now hurry up". Anusha caressed Aditi's hair with a motherly smile and urged her to get ready soon.
Aditi couldn't deny after that and nodded her head and went to Karthika's room to get ready. Karthika was all ready with neatly plaited hair and wearing jewels. Aditi felt happy seeing her like that and hugged her wishing her all happiness. Karthika helped Aditi in getting ready and both took pictures together and sent the same to their beloved ones.
Karthika and Aditi came to the pooja room and everybody admired them. Karthika's cousins teased both Aditi and her seeing them draped beautifully in silk saree with matching accessories. Vishal was Karthika's sweet and affectionate brother who always guards her and was the one who came for her guard once again.
"You girls don't have any other work huh other than teasing my sister. Go and help mom and others. Useless girls". He stared at them and moved all the girls from there.
Aditi was smiling seeing his affection and felt bad for a second for being a single child. Her thoughts were diverted when she heard her mom's voice. Ganesh and Gayathri came there and the pooja was started. The started the pooja with Lord Ganesh dutifully to seek his blessings for the auspicious occasion and for the well being of the brides and their entire family.
Followed by Mahalakshmi pooja, Karthika was made to sit in a wooden seat and starting from elderly woman in the family one by one all married ladies blessed Karthika by applying sandal and turmeric paste in her cheeks and hands. Kept kumkum in her forehead and blessed her with atchathai (rice mixed with turmeric) and flowers. They followed the same rituals for Aditi too and both girls were pampered by their parents.
Anusha asked Karthika to spread her saree pallu in her lap by holding it in both sides and she kept betel leaves, nuts, coconut, turmeric, kumkum. Karthika was asked to tie the things in pallu and was told to get blessings from all the elders after paying the due repects to the almighty. Then she got blessings from her parents and all other elders and she was made to give tambul with saree to a elderly woman in their family and got her blessings.
Aditi too got blessings from all the elders after she was given tambulam. Vishal took pictures of all the happenings in his dslr and transferred it to the laptop. Karthika and Aditi copied the pictures to their phones and Karthika sent it to Shiva and Aditi to Raj. All had lunch and Aditi started to their house with her parents. Gayathri and Ganesh thanked Anusha, Kamal and their relatives and took their leave.
All were set to start to the marriage hall in another three hours from Karthika's place and the house was filled with happiness but Karthika was feeling upset about leaving her parents, brother and the house were she was born and brought up all these years. The atmosphere was filled with sudden silence and Karthika was lying in our mother's lap and shedding tears. Anusha was just caressing her back without uttering a word as tears were slowly dropping from her eyes too.
Kamal was like a close friend to Karthika than a father. He has never told her that she should do this or that and shouldn't do this and that. He has always supported all her decisions and also has helped her many times to take decisions by suggesting her or giving her the different choices that she has got. Karthika was very special to her parents since she was born only after four years of their marriage. Vishal tried to cheer them up by clicking pictures of them and teasing her. He is so much attached to his sister that he never fails to share with her even the smallest thing that happens around him.
Vishal was the first person to talk with Shiva even before Shiva and his family came to see Karthika. Only after he was satisfied about Shiva and his family, Vishal let their family to come and see his sister. Shiva used to tease Karthika saying that he had more luck in getting such a brother in law compared to life partner.
Kamal and his family started from their house as planned and reached the marriage hall along with Ganesh's family. Anusha and Gayathri took aarthi for their daughter's and made them enter the marriage hall. Aditi was looking more restless than Karthika. Everybody became busy in their work leaving Karthika and Aditi alone.
"Relax dear, don't keep worrying like this. Raj will feel happy only da". Karthika tried to comfort her seeing her dull face.
"We have got one and half an hour only left to get ready so cheer up now. I know Raj will be shocked to the core when he finds out but am waiting to see the look on his face". Karthika made few face expressions like Raj trying to make her mood.
Raj was enjoying seeing all her pictures that Aditi sent in the morning and his eagerness and excitement to see his love increased each time he saw those pictures. He spoke to her once in the morning after he saw all the pooja pictures. He could see a glow in her face but didn't know what. Seeing her in saree brought him the thoughts of the day she came in his bike wearing the new saree. A smile arched his lips and he slept without his knowledge.
Rupa woke him up at 3 o'clock and asked him to get ready.
"Mom, it's only 3 and the reception starts only at 7. Why are you looking so tensed up as if it's your son's wedding reception".
Before Rupa could say anything Dayalan came there asking whether Raj got ready. Rupa looked at Raj and raised her brows which asked him, what do you say now. Raj gave a helpless look and got down from his bed lazily.
"The reception is at 7 only but they have engagement ceremony at 4 and Karthika has invited us all for it. It won't be good if we don't attend when the bride herself had come home and invited us personally". Rupa's firm tone indicated that there is no option left for him to choose.
"Now go wash your face and wear this dress". Rupa gave him the dress that they all got for him.
"We got this for your birthday so thought to give you today". Rupa told him the answer that they had already planned.
He got ready, clicked his picture and sent it to Aditi. Since she was getting ready the message remained unnoticed and Raj was disappointed at first but later he understood that she might be busy helping Karthika.
"Mom what gift have you got for the couple?" Raj asked his mom who came out from her room with a cover in her hand.
"Ya mom, that's what you are having in hand right". He pointed at the cover that she was holding.
Rupa was thinking what to reply him now since Rupa and Dayalan along with Ganesh and Gayathri decided to gift the newly married a honeymoon suite in Goa. As they all wanted to thank Karthika and Shiva for being so kind enough to share the marriage hall for their kids engagement. Aditi was the one who suggested this idea and both the parents happily agreed to it and arranged the same.
It was Dayalan who helped Rupa to escape from their son.
"Rup, where did you keep the cover that i gave you. Ahan.. it's here.... see your mom how caring she is. I asked her to keep my important papers safely and here she's having it with her". Saying he took away the cover and went inside the room.
Since the cover wasn't a transparent one Raj couldn't see the jewel box that was inside. Rupa had got a necklace for Aditi and she didn't give the same to Gayathri along with other things has they wanted to gift it to her daughter in law during the engagement ceremony.
"Gift is a suspense. You will know tomorrow". Rupa moved away from there worrying what he would ask next. All three started from home and Raj was thinking how Aditi will be looking and what she will be wearing.
In the marriage hall, Aditi was getting ready with the help of Karthika and few other friends. She wore a peacock blue silk saree with small small stone designs here and there. Her long hair was neatly braided and jasmine flowers were used to cover the braid. She was wearing matching accessories with a very light make up. Karthika was wearing a simple silk saree with slight make up since she has to start getting ready for her reception immediately after the engagement.
Aditi was posing for pictures and her tension was mounting up every minute. Gayathri was feeling proud when she came to have a look at Aditi. She informed her that Raj has started from their house. Aditi's excitement came down immediately and she looked like more tensed now. Gayathri caressed Aditi's head and the touch assured her not to worry.
Aditi took the help of Prabhu, Raj's close friend from college days who passed on the infos to Raj about Aditi after their college. Aditi got his number from her friend and sister of Prabhu. Through Prabhu, Aditi invited all his friends for the engagement and also informed everyone not to reveal it to Raj. Prabhu came down from his work place just for the engagement and to surprise Raj. The marriage hall was filled with relatives and friends from all four sides.
It was time for both the bridegrooms to arrive at the marriage hall and everybody were eagerly waiting to see Raj.
Oh sorry sorry PS... Here we have also reached.
Posted the next update dear.
wow priya too good episode.. you made may day.
loved the episode dear am also waiting eagerly for both the bridegrooms &&&& Raj