Chap 66 – Dishum Dishum!
Morninggggggggggggggg folks Sundae Sunday is here! WOW this week you had better buckle up and get ready for some dishum dishum and action faction ;))) Take a ride with me and have some fun ;)) Pandey ko sab pitto ;)) Hope you enjoy it, lots to come enjoy! Do comment love to read them! This epi was complicated so forgive the mistakes jo bhool mein ho gaye!
Looking down at the scene, Maan summed up what action to take. Pandey had at least twelve men that he could see some were armed with dandas, they were all dotted about the dusty dingy room. The only light in the room was from a few bare yellow bulbs hanging precariously from the ceiling. There was a strange smell hanging in the air. He surmised it could be they had been smoking pot.. good he thought that would make his job easier. He looked around for a weapon he could use, there seemed to be a lot of crates and old junk lying about, whatever it took he was not going to let Pandey hurt his Mishty.
“Boss kya hua?” Shankar asked as he saw Pandey sweat with fear and look around so wide eyed.
“Shankar we will take Geet and run”! Pandey said in a low whisper. He pulled Geet with him towards some bags with some urgency.
“Run? But why boss?” Shankar was at a loss, he itched his bald head and screwed up his face lost in thought. “We did manage to lose him in the traffic.”
“Ghadda, akaal nahi hai! He would have guessed where you were going and hung back!” Pandey was already packing his bag, Picking up a gun he motioned one of his men to bring Anwar and Ajeet forward.
Geet who was busy struggling against Pandey’s hold, stopped and stared as she saw Ajeet, he looked a terrible sight, his face was heavily bruised and and he was limping badly. Anwar looked even worse, bloody all over from a severe beating he was sobbing quietly, his clothes were soaking wet, he smelled terrible. She felt sorry for a moment for both of them and then remembered what they had set out to do, turning away from them with disdain she started her struggle with Pandey again.
Screwing up his face, “Uff! Leave this one!” Pandey said indicating Anwar, “he just stinks! Khattam kaardo usko.” he looked to his other men to do the job. “Chalo chalo Maan and the police will be here any moment!”
He grabbed Geet harder and pulled her towards him. “Oyye Phaataka you got away from me last time, but this time no such luck, I am taking you and your Sasurji with me for good measure.”
Maan positioned himself to jump on Pandey, there was no way he was going to let him take her from with him anywhere.
Suddenly there was a huge commotion as several Saardarji’s wielding batons and swords broke through the front and side doors. Maan saw his opportunity as Pandey was distracted and launched himself onto Pandey from the top balcony at the same time Geet pulled away from Pandey.
Pandey screamed an almighty scream of fright. As Maan landed on him and started hitting him from every angle, punching him in the face and breaking his nose. A cloud of dust rose around them making them all cough.
“Shankar! Shankar! Bachowo bachawo!” Pandey screamed through his nose and howled as blood ran from his nose down his ample chins and dribbled over his kurta.
A coughing Shankar launched himself at Maan and dragged him off Pandey, they started fighting in earnest. Maan having the edge as he was much faster and lighter than the larger man. Pandey got up from the floor with another howl clutching his bottom where Geet had just landed a well aimed kick. All hell had broken lose. His men were all fighting with Saardarji’s who had appeared from nowhere and seemed to be having the time of their lives beating his men.
Major Saab ran in along with Adi and Pinky. Savitridevi too ran in after Adi and Pinky unable to wait outside as directed by Major Saab, the first thing she saw in all the fighting was Ajeet and Anwar looking very much worse for wear, and frantically looking around for a way to escape.
Amidst the dust and chaos she went up to Ajeet, looking him directly in the eyes, she slapped him hard right across his face without saying a word. Not a word, she didn’t have to.
“So you know.. “Ajeet whispered, his eyes dropped in shame. His mother’s fiery gaze stripped him bare, right down to the bone. Her eyes glanced over his bruised and battered state, and she paled a little but didn’t saying anything in consolation. He watched her walk away from him, she was done with him for always, he understood that completely by her eyes. Shame like he had never known hit him, if she had spoken to him, screamed at him even, perhaps it wouldn’t have been so bad. But the fire and sheer disappointment in her eyes told him that now he was good as dead for her. He saw her eyes move around the room looking for Geet and Maan, her head was held high even though in her eyes he could see fear for them.
Savitridevi looked around, her thoughts now were for Geet and Maan, Adi and Pinky. They were all in the thick of the fighting. She saw Pinky hitting someone over the head with a crate as he tried to injure Adi, rescuing him. Maan was fighting two men and beating them back with gusto. She looked around for Geet, she had already seen how the man had slapped Geet around as he had dragged her in, she wanted to take Geet out of all the fighting, least she endured more injuries.
“Geet! Look out!” Savitridevi shouted as a man tried to hit her with a danda.
Pandey screamed obscenities at Shankar (who was still fighting Maan) for bringing this situation to his door, and wondered how he was going to get out of the situation, seeing his opportunity he grabbed Savitridevi as she walked by in all the chaos trying to help Geet.
“STOP!STOPPPPPPPPPPP! I have your daadima!” From somewhere he found again his sinister looking gun, he fired in the air to attract everyone’s attention.
Maan and Geet stopped fighting at once, horrified that Pandey was holding Daadima so roughly and had a gun to her head. There was some still some commotion and as Pandey fired again all stopped, breathing hard in the clouds of dust that arose around them.
Geet who was behind him launched her self into Pandey, screaming at her, he fired at two shots at, her the first one missed as she moved out of the way but the second one caught her hitting her in the arm.
“GEET!” Maan screamed in pain as her shirt started to soak with blood he started to run towards her.
“Stop!” Thundered Pandey. “Don’t move or I will kill her!” Pandey’s eyes were wide with fright, but he held the ace. Maan wouldn’t attack him when he had his precious daadima and Geet who was injured and lying on the floor near his feet.
“I…I am fine Maan.I think its just a graze..daadima…!” Geet clutched her arm, She looked up from her position to see if she could help daadima escape pandey’s clutches and slowly wriggled herself towards Pandey thinking she could grab his foot and try and distract him whilst Maan rescued daadima, as he was still moving forward with intent.
Suddenly Ajeet spoke out loudly limping forward. “Leave her alone I will come with you in her place.”
Pandey grinned, “Oh I dont think so! I know how fond Maan is of his daadima.” Saying that he started to back out of the building holding the gun to Savitridevi’s head, his eye was still on Geet.
“Listen to me!” Ajeet said again, “I have lots of money, you will be better off with me!” He was insistent, limping forward putting out his arm trying to stop Maan from advancing.
Pandey looked at Ajeet speculatively, did he have the Khurana money?
“Yes, I have access to all the Khurana fortune,” Ajeet said again limping forward. “Take me instead, she has signed everything over to me now, I can give you so much money you can get out of the country within hours.”
He thought about it, yes after this fiasco he would have to get out of the country pretty quick. Pandey grinned, well he wasn’t really bothered who he took as hostage, Maan’s father looked weak and beaten already he wouldn’t have any problem with him. He thrust Savitridevi away and grabbed Ajeet. Turning he looked at Geet, she was sitting up and still had fire in her eyes. He wanted her so much. Backing up he shouted at Shankar to grab her. Shankar willingly ran forward and grabbed Geet pulling her up so roughly.
Maan started advancing, he was not going to let him take her, she looked like a broken rag doll that was being pulled about by Shankar.
“OY you stupid man! He hasn’t got any money!” Anwar screamed from the back, thinking Ajeet was going to get away clean by making a deal with Pandey and he would rot in jail. “he is lying to you, he hasn’t got a penny, he was out to swindle his own mother!”
“What? Kameena!” Pandey swore at Ajeet, “I am going to kill you! But first I am going to kill your precious daadima!” he aimed at Savitridevi. “Maan, you have been a thorn in my side for such a long time! All my plans have been ruined because of you, I am going to take away the two women in your life you love more than yourself, I am going to kill your precious daadima and then I am going to take Geet and enjoy her.”
He heard what Pandey was saying but Maan just kept walking towards him not caring now that Pandey’s hand was shaking so badly as he shot he could easily hit him. All he could see was his Mishty broken and bleeding and his daadima so frightened, this was the man who was responsible for it all. A shot rang out loud bouncing around the room, they all watched in horror and as if it was all happening in slow motion but Ajeet fell forward and took the shot meant for his mother and pushed Maan out of the way with all his remaining strength.
Maan screamed as he saw Geet being dragged away, his father crumpled to the floor like a rag doll, but he totally ignored him.
“Ajeet!” Savitridevi looked down at her son in shock. Why had he taken the shot aimed for her?
Major Saab’s men burst into the room from a side door, they were armed to the teeth. Pandey seeing that there would be no escape unless he ran now, took his chance he grabbed Geet out of Shankar’s arms and ran dragging her with him towards the open door.
“Drop your weapons!” Major Saab’s men shouted to Pandey’s men. There was a huge cheer from the Saardarji’s.
Maan followed Pandey and he saw him trying to bundle Geet out of the door but even beaten and injured as she was she fought him tooth and nail.
“I am going to kill you!” Maan screamed at Pandey running at him full speed, with shaking hands Pandey shot at Maan, the bullet caught him, grazing his thigh, but not for even a second did he stop to try and reach Geet.
“Maan!” Her scream echoed her fright as she saw the bullet hit his leg, she struggled even harder and landed blows on Pandey a good few times.
Pandey decided Geet just wasn’t worth it at that moment as he saw the deadly intent in Maan’s eyes and threw her down on the floor roughly before jumping into the car and driving off at full speed. Maan saw some of Major Saab’s men jump into their car and follow him, but his thought was only Geet.
“Maan, you are hurt!” she moaned from the ground trying to sit up even as her strength was failing her.
“Mishty, its nothing!” He knelt on the floor and gathered her up against him ever so gently. Adi, Pinky and the Saardarji’s came hurriedly up to them.
“Maan beta is she all right?” Major Saab asked his face looking very worried as he saw Geet’s eyes were closed, then he saw Maan was injured too, “Maan you have been shot too!”
“I need to take her to a hospital.”
Just then Geet opened her eyes, “daadima?” She asked weakly, she could see daadima leaning down to an injured Ajeet.
Maan grimaced as he looked at daadima, Ajeet was lying on the floor in a pool of blood. His eyes focused on his mother and he croaked out, “Sorry…I never was the son that you wanted me to be…” but then he looked at Maan and smiled, with that he stilled, his eyes stared at the ceiling unseeing.
“Ajeet!” Savitridevi whispered as she saw him go. Her eyes filled with tears. She leaned down and closed her sons eyes, it was all over. Perhaps this was for the best, she was not sure if she could have handled sending him to jail even though that was what she had set out to do when she had come with Major Saab. Everyone looked on, stunned.
“Daadima! Someone go to her.” Geet whispered.
“I will stay with her Geet,” Pinky assured.
“Maan, I am fine go to daadima..I am fine!” Geet tried to sit up but sank down again.
“Chup! Bilkul chup!” Maan lifted her against his chest, daadima stood up and came towards them.
“Adi get the car!” She said clearly. “Geet is badly injured! Maan beta are you OK?
Maan nodded, “its only a graze, don’t worry daadima.”
“But Daadima?” Geet moaned even as her eyes closed.
“I am here Geet! Maan take her to the hospital now!” Savitridevi said gently as her grandson carried her to the car. Maan looked at his daadima his eyes filling with pain for her.
“Thank you.” he said to Tej and Jeetli as he walked towards the car and they looked on worry on their faces for Geet, who they had risked their lives to help.
“Arre saabji, we are happy that you and your lovely wife are together again, how dare they try and abduct a soni kudi from my dhaaba!” Tej replied outrage still running through him.
Once more Maan looked at daadima hesitating for a moment.
“Go! Beta hurry! There was nothing to be done for Ajeet, or here, I will handle everything with Major Saab.” She said, “Now go! Don’t let anything happen to my bahu! Pinky you go too Major Saab haina na.”
Maan reeled from the impact of those words. It had all happened under his nose and he hadn’t been able to do a thing about it. He sat in the back cradling Geet whilst Adi and Pinky got into the front.
They drove off even as Daadima and Major Saab was saying thank you to all the Saardarji’s
He stared down at Geet, even after all this Pandey had got away. Yes he was injured but still he managed to escape. He felt completely at a loss. Geet was hurt, Ajeet was dead, in a matter of hours life had changed so much.
It took them a while to get to the hospital, he had been able to at least stem the bleeding by applying pressure, but her skin looked so pale it filled him with dread. He had allowed this to happen, even after all his talk to her about staying with him and thinkng in his arrogance he would always keep her safe.
He watched as the doctors worked on her arm, they assured him she would be fine in a matter of weeks, it wasn’t as bad as it looked but he wouldn’t even move from her side to get his own wound seen too.
“M…Maan S..sir please let the doctor attend to your wound, I …will stay with Geet. I p…promise I wont move from here.” Adi stammered out, his face grave, next to him Pinky too nodded.
Maan gave them both a hard look, but that softened as he saw they both looked quite bruised themselves. His eyes told them how grateful he was that they had been there. But Adi was adamant and finally he let the hovering doctor take him to patch him up.
Pinky looked down at her friend with tears in her eyes for a long time finally whispering. “Adi..when we started this project we never thought it would end like this.” she finished on a sob.
“P..Pinky…”Adi looked at her with love, “its not the end, its only the beginning, you will see Geet will be fine in a matter of weeks and her and Maan sir will be back to their usual fighting and making up.”
Maan stood in the doorway and wondered if it would be the same again between them? Each time he closed his eyes, he saw Pandey abducting her, he saw Pandey slapping her and groping her. He had seen it all with his own eyes and been unable to do anything about it. His hands clenched into fists, yet again he had failed to protect her.