Manan : Jeene Laga Hoon Pehle Se Zyaada by Crystal : Chapter 23
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Recap : Manik’s heartbreak.
(Third Person’s POV)
The day when Nandu had gone to visit the property, the same day she visited her Uncle and Aunt’s house.
Nandini had gone and visited her Bhua and fufaji’s house. Her Aunty was shocked seeing her. Nandini then told her that she has got a house and she wanted Venkatesh uncle’s opinion for that. Aunty was sad but she was happy for Nandini.
Nandini also informed her aunt about Manik’s confession and the way she rejected it. Aunty felt bad and told her the story how she and Venkatesh had met then she had also told that love doesn’t take months or years. Sometimes even a day is enough. But Nandini never bothered saying she did not have time for all this.
Just then uncle had entered and I told him about the property. He said he would make all the legal documents ready for execution of the sale of the property.
After having dinner there, I went back to the club. The club almost feels like a home now. When I reached, Manik was not there and the lights in his room were off. Guess he went to sleep. I saw a note pinned against my door. ‘If you want to buy the house, go to Malhotra Headquarters’ at eleven Tomorrow.’ He must have pinned it thinking that I would be coming back in the morning. I really don’t know what to say to him after rejecting him.
Next day morning, I had to leave early to meet Uncle. I saw the bill for the gown in the mailbox. I took it with me and left. Before leaving, I pinned up a note on his door thanking him, hoping that he hadn’t left the building. Uncle and I reached Malhotra’s office around the Appointed time. Madhyam was waiting in the reception when we entered. Why would he be here?
(Madhyam) “Hi Nandini, what brings you here?”
(Nandini) “I am here to seal the deal on the house that Manik said is on sale. This is my Uncle, Venkatesh Iyer.”
(Nandini’s POV) Madhyam was elated to see Uncle. Madhyam’s admiration could be seen from his reaction.
(Madhyam) “Hello, sir. I am Madhyam Roy. I have heard a lot about you. Have seen you from far in the courthouse but never been able to talk to in person. It is a great honour, sir.”
(Venkatesh)“The pleasure is all mine, Madhyam.” His last name is Roy?
(Nandini) “Are you relative of Mr. Roy?”
(Madhyam) “He is my uncle. My father’s younger brother”
Suddenly Manik came from behind and Apologized for being late and asked the receptionist about the room that was free.
(Nandini’s POV) He popped up behind us. He was still buttoning up his cuffs as he was moving to the reception. He looked like he overslept and he IGNORED me. How can he?
(Receptionist said)“0202 sir.”
(Manik)“Thanks, Linda. Now this way, if you please.”
(Nandini’s POV) He kept going in front of us. We reached to the conference room. We immediately started discussing the clauses for the sale agreement and all the discussion was quickly over. The sale registration was fixed for Wednesday. Then uncle and I had gone for a lunch and uncle from nowhere he asked:
(Venkatesh uncle)“Nandini, you are perturbed about something. Why?”
(Venkatesh) “That Manik doesn’t seem like he just confessed to you yesterday and was rejected, does he?”
(Nandini’s POV) True. He doesn’t act like any of the guys who have confessed to me till now. It is almost like he doesn’t care, like he did it for fun, but….
(Nandini then spoke) “How do you….. Aunty Told You?”
(Venkatesh) “Of Course, Who Else Will Be Telling Me? You look more shocked and upset than Manik himself.”
(Nandini) “I am not shocked but surprised. I never thought he was the type to recover so fast. It makes me feel like I have been cheated though I cannot actually complain about it. I wasted my time and breathe telling him about my parents.”
(Venkatesh) “It is not necessary that he has recovered. He hid it and carried on with work like a true professional. He didn’t bring any of his personal feelings at work.”
(Nandini’s POV) Anyone who is a professional never mixes personal issues with work but he didn’t seem like that type of a person.
Nandini could see that her Uncle was annoyed .
(Venkatesh)“You Are A True Professional, Right? Then What Is Wrong With Him Being The Same?”
(Nandini) “He just didn’t look like it.” Always looked like having fun and no work.
(Venkatesh) “Looks are very deceiving, Nandini. Just like how it is for you.”
Then after a quick lunch uncle and I took a break for the day.Since I had no work that day I decided to pick Rishabh from his school, while waiting I met Mr.Anthony. I thanked him
for all the help that he provided for not creating a big matter about Rishabh’s scholarship, guardianship etc. That time prici said that all was well handed by Mr.Manik Malhotra and he played a big role. Though Nandini was shocked but her ego stopped her from believing. Mr.Anthony also mentioned Nandini that Rishabh has topped his class and he will have no problem in getting into the university he likes but he told not to mention the same to Rishabh as the results weren’t published.
Rishabh had arrived and I decided to take him to visit the new house. Rishabh was happy seeing the house and he also laid condition that during his last term in school, he will call all his friends for sleepover at our place. I didn’t have any problem with it.
(Nandini’s POV) In the evening after returning back to the club, I was waiting for Manik to thank him. Still waiting, I saw Manik coming with lots of papers in his hands.
(Nandini) “Hey, want help?”
(Manik) “Nope. I am good. It is punishment for not working. I have been cooped up with the research work so much that I didn’t do my designated job. Roy has ordered me finish all these by Tomorrow. I don’t think will be able to sleep tonight.”
(Nandini’s POV) He seemed completely recovered. He can talk with ease to me. I feel like he just confessed to me like how he casually insults me, to know how I might act. It irritated me. Why? I don’t understand. There were guys like that in the past. I never cared about them.
(Nandini spoke)“You seem well for someone who was rejected. I thought you were sincere, so I told you my parents’ life. I have never told anyone who has confessed till now about my parents.”
(Nandini’s POV) His smiling face immediately turned full of scornfulness. He glared at me. He dropped the bags and pinned me against the wall and locked me between his arms.
(Manik) “Do I hear spite or pride speaking, Ms.Murthy? Am I supposed to be happy you told me about your parents? Sorry, if I have not fulfilled your expectations. I am here trying to bury myself in work, to help myself from not being depressed and you say, I didn’t confess sincerely. I meant every word I said. I might have said hurtful things when we first got to know each other, but I really do mean it when I say I love you. Nandu, I said I will wait and I will. I will wait till you change your mind. It doesn’t mean I will drown in my sorrows just because you have rejected me. I have a business to run and have no time to be depressed, even if I want to. You know that very well. Good night.”
(Nandini’s POV) Saying that, without turning back, he went inside his room with his bags. I couldn’t stand anymore. My knees didn’t have strength. I slumped down, with the wall supporting me. I have never seen him this angry. Not even when he dragged me from the hotel. Anyone will be angry if their love is mocked the way I did. I can’t believe that I have been such an idiot. I always try to take into account the other party’s feelings, why do I not feel the same empathy for him? Why do I lose my composure when he is involved? Why
do I show my anger and disAppointment to him?
Next day morning, I went to his room and knocked. But there was no response. I didn’t see him down or in the research side. I left, feeling guilty. I wanted to Apologise to him.
Luckily, it was Appointment with the Malhotra group that day. Even there, when I insisted on meeting him, he refused. I deserve it. Tomorrow is registration. I won’t have the chance to Apologise to him after today. He didn’t return back to the club that day. I won’t be seeing him. Must I say goodbye leaving such an impression? Why do I have to make such a mistake? Why can’t I clear this misunderstanding?
Precap: Registration of the house and again a BLAST FROM PAST. This time who did Nandini Meet.
When I wrote this part even I felt bad for Manik.. But as said if you need something you need to lose something… Hopefully nandini gets some brains
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