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Whispers Of Love

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by blackbeauty84, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. blackbeauty84

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    Harini


    ‘Harini..wait..I want to talk to you alone..shall we talk in the car?’ Srikanth took me to the car.


    ‘ORK wanted me to stay abroad and wanted me not to be in touch with you while he would try to change your mind. He warned me that he will spoil both our professional lives. Harini, I’m not bothered about professional life. I mean ORK cannot do anything to us. But ..us..I can’t stand anything separating us after what we have gone through…’


    ‘You are right…’ I said holding his hands. ‘How does Mukund manage to catch everything? We could have got married silently and…’


    ‘He must have gone to registrar office for his marriage registration…Srikanth said. We remain seated in car. Srikanth got a call from Ramya which he didn’t pickup.


    ‘Your father arrived..’ I said as I saw chairman getting out of the car and president greeted him. They both glanced in our direction and waved.


    ‘Harini…’


    ‘Let’s get married…’ I said.


    ‘Don’t you want your mother or Nandhini…I mean it’s no more a secret marriage...’Srikanth said.


    Chairman knocked our car window ‘I have asked everyone to come home. In case you have changed mind and decided to get married let me know…I have missed an important deal thinking you guys are tying knots today…’


    ‘Yeah thanks dad…’ Srikanth mumbled.


    ‘I’m not sure whether ORK or your mother knows…’ chairman said sitting in the car back seat.


    ‘Dad we were planning to elope…’ Srikanth said while chairman sat in the car backseat.


    ‘Till we invited ourself.....We knew only about the register marriage till yesterday night. I was supposed to land by 9, thought I could catch you. It was early this morning, I came to know about temple marriage. I’m sorry guys. I didn’t mean to stop your wedding. …’ chairman’s hands reached out to cigarette. He received a call. ‘It’s Mukund…seems Ramya is giving him an earful for interfering with your marriage…Okay you know where to find me..’


    ‘Right dad I’ll see off Sameer, Rajib and then we will come home…’Srikanth answered.


    Rajib and Sameer asked us to call them if we are proceeding with our register marriage.


    Chairman and President were sipping coffee when we reached home. Sriram was relishing his cup too. I could find Priya in a corner talking in phone.


    One of the house staffs who were standing came with coffee and some refreshments for us.


    Srikanth was explaining to his dad what ORK told him the previous day ‘ I’m sorry I played a part in that…’ President said.


    ‘Didn’t I say so Priya?’ Sriram got excited. ‘I know your look when you have interfered in something…’


    ‘Hey…that’s not a purposeful…I requested for a detective check on Srikanth and he happened to…’ President started explaining.


    ‘Wait wait..why did you…’ Srikanth’s father asked.


    ‘To check whether you have anything to do with that..I’m talking about our group shares..What Jai you don’t know about that?’ President asked looking at chairman’s face.


    ‘He doesn’t....’Srikanth replied. ‘Dad I hold close to five percentage of Evolution Group shares….Apart from my expenses invested al my earnings there..’


    ‘So you thought I have been buying in Srikanth’s name…’His father asked Venkat.


    ‘Yes..I thought may be you are investing in Srikanth’s name but now I know you have no part in both the boys investment..’He explained.


    ‘You too Sriram…’ Srikanth’s father asked

    ‘Thanks for bring this up sir..tongue slip I presume..’ Sriram said to Venkat. ‘Dad I own around 3% shares of Evolution I mean not the group…’ he said to his father.


    ‘Guys…I might get caught for insider trading.. you are aware of that right…’ their father raised his voice.

    ‘There’s no such anamoly…I asked them to check on it..’ Venkat paused and took another sip of coffee.’Coming to the point when I asked him to get the background check on Srikanth for this purpose detective presumed it’s for personal rean and produced a full dossier.’


    ‘You could have asked me directly…’Srikanth’s father remarked.


    ‘I had eye on Srikanth for quiet sometime..by the time he crosses 7.5% and joins board, I want him to have a firm grip of company, hence checked his background. ‘ Venkat laid a hand on snacks.


    ‘How’s this linked with ORK, uncle?..’ Srikamth asked Venkat.


    ‘Looks like a long story ..let’s talk while having breakfast. Harini, ORK is out of country. Would you mind if we call your mother?’ Srikanth’s father asked.


    ‘I would…’ I said. Chairman laughed.


    President continued the story: that day post talking about Srikanth about the opening in Mukund’s wedding ORK paid him a surprised visit. ORK was quiet drunk by that time and was talking about the incident where Mukund’s cousin misbehaved with Priya.He was worried thinking what would people talk about me. Venkat who was also drunk by that time thrusthed detective report on him saying why worry. ORK took the report to his room and appeared as if he went threw the report.


    ‘Next day he pointed thatSrikanth had multiple girl friends prior…does not have much bank balance and he had problems with his smoking/drinking habits as well…I advised him and took him through the mistakes I done on part of Sriram…I lost Sriram because I concentrated on trivial issues of him…’ Venkat explained over breakfast.


    ‘Finally someone’s accepting…’ Sriram said a bit loudly to Srikanth.


    ‘Unless you have a girl of your own you won’t understand Sriram..you get a feeling whether he is perfect for my daughter…ORK is undergoing the same problem..’Venkat sighed.


    ‘Seriously Venkat…don’t you trust your children to take decisions..’ Srikanth’s father commented.


    ‘I don’t expect you to understand Jai,,,’Venkat replied hastily. ‘Anyway that report was supposed to be confidential…’

    ‘Srikanth what do you want to do?’ chairman asked.


    ‘I want to get relieved from Evolution. I can’t work in same place with ORK. I literally pushed Harini in agreeing in with me for getting married today..I’ll discuss with her and…’


    ‘Srikanth let me help you in relieving first..don’t look at me like that Jai. You won’t lift a finger in helping your son…’Venkat made few calls and by the end of breakfast conveyed us Srikanth will be relieved by end of the week.


    ‘Well that solves one thing..can I expect a message if you are planning to get married. I need to get to bakery now. ‘ Soon everyone left and only chairman remained with us.


    Chairman was deep in thoughts. Srikanth excused himself to make call to Ramya.


    ‘Are you trying to hide from your mom as she his hers?’ chairman asked all of a sudden.


    ‘No ..it will put her in a tough position. She will be obliged to tell ORK which I don’t want.’ I replied.


    ‘ORK got you girls very late in his life and to my knowledge doing his duty as father well. He might be little weird but definitely a nice man, I hope you realize it and take decisions accordingly..’ Chairman told me and got up from his seat.
     
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    Srikanth


    ‘Shall we head home?’ Sriram was all packed up and he sat on my desk.


    ‘I’m shooting a mail to Sagar..just give me a minute…’ I said.


    ‘Post marriage, Sagar stopped checking mails at home.’ Sriram chuckled. Sagar got married two months before and it was a match arranged by his parents. His wife runs a Montessori play school.


    Congratulations on your two year service anniversary.. Popped a mail form our office server. Two years ran in a jiffy.


    ‘Vivaan is waiting outside the gate…’Sriram broke my thoughts. Vivaan who has won several state and national level medals is full time into swimming now. Now that his class ten exams are over he is always in pool. He comes with us for the ride back home as his training academy and our office are nearby.


    ‘Let’s leave…’ I said . While walking in the corridor we saw Venkat, President of Evolution group standing outside his cabin.

    ‘Tell your old man, I’m visiting him tonight…’ Venkat said.’I need to meet him before he travels again…’ Dad has just come back yesterday from his long stint abroad and still I’m yet to talk with him.


    Vivaan appeared moody and was on call when we came out of office building.

    ‘What’s wrong buddy?’ Sriram asked once his call was over.


    ‘Riya..wants me to continue studies… get a degree atleast..she refuses to listen I’m eyeing on several competitions..doesn’t make sense as minute I’m eligible I’m going to apply for army…’ ’Vivaan said angrily.


    ‘That’s the problem with girlfriends…’ Sriram replied.


    ‘We are not officially a couple…’ Vivaan replied in an equally angry tone.


    ‘She’ll come around. This is not a general path taken..would take time for her to get accustomed..’ I replied.


    ‘True...’ Vivaan said coming back to normal mode.


    Dad was reading a magazine when we entered home.


    ‘I was getting bored as the house was empty…’ dad told after seeing us.


    As we were chatting, I could see ORK coming inside house with his family on tow.


    ‘Welcome ORK…’ dad said brightly


    ‘Sorry for turning up unexpectedly..I wanted to discuss something but couldn’t find a common time for long..’ ORK started in a ceremonious tone.


    ‘That’s fine ORK. In fact nice to see you all. Good to see you again Harini..’ dad smiled. I got up to get back to my room but was stopped by ORK.


    ‘Srikanth wait…I came to talk to you…’ ORK said softly. I looked at Harini her expression was blank.


    Vivaan’s German Shepard came charging inside the hall and stationed himself next to Harini, who started patting his head.


    ‘It’s more than two years since I spoke to you last Srikanth, Harini does not talk about you, which means you have kept your promise…Sorry Jai, I ordered Srikanth to stay away from Harini..’


    ‘How could you?’ came a strong voice. ‘When I shared my worry several times you were mum..I was worried about what’s happening to her..’ All of us in the room were bit shocked about Harini’s mom voice.


    ‘I’m surprised you didn’t talk about it for two years ORK…what’s it about staying away from Harini , you know about them…’ dad raised his voice.


    ‘You said you were okay with my choice while we were on the way to Ramya’s wedding. You changed your face and said something else to Srikanth?I can’t believe it..’ Harini said firmly.


    ‘Kaveri used to worry a lot about Harini. We too didn’t have any clue..Why couldn’t you have opened up to your wife atleast…’Priya added


    ORK appeared shocked for comments from all directions. ‘Yes it was wrong from my side…but you will have to know why I did…’


    ‘Jai..is this a wrong moment…’ Venkat who came inside the house asked.


    ‘Of course no…we are talking about Harini and Srikanth..’ dad responded.


    ‘Oh I thought nothing was going on between them…infact one of our relatives have been inquiring about Srikanth..’ Venkat declared. If he hasn’t given me the tiniest wink I would have thought that’s real.


    ‘I’m sorry to cause all the trouble..It was partly because of you Priya, I saw how someone from Mukund’s family was talking about you in bad way..thought Harini should not face the same. At the same time, I found something about Srikanth which made me to ask him from staying away from Harini..Jai, apologies I belong to a traditional family where many such things are frowned upon before marriage..’ ORK said in a soft tone.


    ‘A lot happened ..you stopped me from speaking to anyone. I couldn’t explain to Harini and she didn’t take my silence well. She ended things with me…’ I said.


    ORK’s face went pale.


    ‘Apologies..I didn’t expect that..’ ORK went near Harini and sat next to her. ‘Harini, It was me who demanded Srikanth that he should not be in touch with you. I did for your good…’ Harini did not respond for a minute.


    ‘ORK you will have to realize what you did have huge repercussions…’ dad said. ORK appeared very sad. ‘Give everyone time…’


    That night Harini called me ‘Your family is wonderful in acting…’


    ‘So is your mum and Nandhini…’ I chuckled.

    ‘So all going as per plan…’ she said.


    ‘Yes…let’s do this acting for some more days and then agree for marriage…’ I replied.


    ‘okay catch you later..have to put on some act before ORK..’ she said.


    I was happy it’s all about to end. It was tough to keep our relationship secret before the prying eyes of ORK.
     
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    Oh! 2 years later
    and these 2 years they were in touch is it?
     
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    Hi BB

    Happy to see the update after a long time... but i totally missed the continuity... I was thinking what happened in last few updates.
     
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    Hi BB,
    Awesome as always.
     

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