TPR2 Chap 11- Secrets out!
Morning Sunday Sundae is here again…Mothers day! Now its hard to keep secrets when everyone is on the edge, they are bound to come out and with two hot headed people anything could happen ;))) Hope you enjoy, do comment and tell me what you liked and what you didnt!
Chap 12 – Secrets Out!
Maan stared at a very pale Geet, Adi and Pinky were literally shaking in the corner. He decided he was not going to stand for this woman’s nonsense any longer.
Adi nudged Pinky his voice trembling with fear, “…someone is going to die!”
Out of fright a huge burp escaped her.. “.uhhuh sorry,” she said her cheeks bright pink.
“Ok that’s it! Madam please leave! The only death that was on the cards was of that giant burger which Pinky demolished earlier, it never stood a chance!”
“Nahi young man! Someone you have recently met is going to die!”
Hands on hips man breathed out a sigh of frustration. “Madam please control your dramatics, I don’t believe in any such nonsense.”
“Someone…someone we recently met…..” Geet muttered….breathing out a sigh of relief. “Thats Ok then.” Her eyes flitted from Maan, to Adi to Pinky and she smiled. “Oh but….” her mind thought about it and really, her and Maan they had only met….
“How recently?” She turned to Mrs Chaddha a terrified look appearing in her eyes.
“What nonsense! Geet stop believing in such things.”
“Maan, wait I have to know.”
“No…no … “Mrs Chaddha turned over another card and said, “ all I can confirm is that whoever it is they wont be very close to you.”
Rolling his eyes Maan groaned, “hundreds of people die everyday in Delhi that are not close to us …this is all just nonsense!”
Mrs Chaddha looked at Maan directly her face deadly serious. “Maybe you don’t believe me. But I have only your good interests at heart. I can see from the cards a lot has happened which you both have kept hidden from each other.”
Geet’s frightened eyes looked at Maan, how did this woman know that she not told him about the pictures?
“And young man you also don’t waste any more time in telling her…she has to know!” Maan glared at Mrs Chaddha, he damn well had been trying very hard to tell Geet since yesterday!
He grabbed Geet by the elbow and marched her out of there. “Tum log wait here!”
“Maan! Maan but I want to know!”
“Chup! Bilkul chup! I have been chasing you since last night, I don’t have time for that woman’s nonsense.”
“But she is right! Maan! OMG!” She started worrying her bottom lip.
“Mishty, stop it!”
Gently thrusting her into his office, he turned around and closed the blinds, “don’t let it worry you! Its all nonsense. But I DO want to talk to you! I have been trying to get you alone since yesterday.”
“SEE! She was right! Maan don’t you see she can really see, predict…maybe we should ask her about the pictures.”
His arms clamped on her shoulders..his eyes narrowed on her face…”You..you knew about the pictures?”
“Of-course..they arrived just the other day.”
Maan stared at her, his face puzzled, how did she know? “Err Geet so if you knew why didn’t you say anything?”
Her eyes filled suddenly, “Maan…I was scared…I thought you were in danger.”
“Me? What are you taking about?”
“The pictures Maan…of you.”
“ME!” he repeated completely shocked. His mind raced. Which pictures of him? They were all of her.
“Yes you….”. Her eyes narrowed, wait a minute….she had missed something here. “Maan what you were saying..your pictures……you know about them? But how could you? No, you were actually talking about something else weren’t you?”
“Yes Geet I was …talking about these,” he went to his drawer and pulled out an envelope and was just about to open it when eyes wide, her hand flew to her face, “Maan!” Running to the door she opened and fled out of the room.
“GEET!” where had she run off to in the middle of their conversation? He stared after her in shock, but he saw her returning from her office within a few seconds Pinky and Adi and Mrs Chaddha following behind her in a hurry.
As she entered he saw she had the same kind of envelope as he had just pulled out, his eyes narrowed and he took it from her proffered hand. He pulled out the contents and a gasp burst from him. Pictures of him? What the…
Geet took the envelope he had pulled out from his desk and poured the contents on to the desk, pictures of her spilled out at various places and the last one with Saxena’s hand at her waist.
“OH!” It burst from her, someone had clearly been very busy following her.
“Where did you get these?” A equally shocked Maan stared down at his pictures. His tone was deadly quiet.
“the…they just arrived one day with the post.”
“Why didn’t you tell me! Geet!” A worried grave look came over his face.
“SEE!”Mrs Chaddha pushed past Adi and Pinky and said, “ I told you! I was right!You were keeping secrets from each other. The cards never lie!”
Maan hissed out a deep sound of frustration. He really need to keep a clear head to think about this turn of events.
“ Adi please see Mrs..err out!”
“Chaddha, Astrologer, tarot card reader extraordinnaire!”
He rubbed his forehead as if chasing a looming headache. “Please see Mrs Chaddha out. Thank you Mrs Chaddha I will take it from here…”
“Okay,” Mrs Chaddha eyed him, obviously he had matters to sort out. “But if you need to consult me again do call, the cards as I said never lie, this first consultation was free. Arey what am I saying you can come any time I wont charge you, I can see you two will need all the help you can get.” She thrust a card into his hand and waltzed out with a flourish leaving a lingering scent of sandalwood.
They all heaved a sigh of relief. “Thank God! Now! Geet tell me when you received these.”
“Maan you tell me first when you received these? Is that why you were so…” Images of his advancing on her and placing his hand at her waist flashed in her mind and then what followed after had her cheeks flood with colour. Had he made love to her because he had seen these?
‘I would kill anyone who tried to take you away from me,’ his words came back to haunt her. OH! Did he really think she was leading Saxena on? That she would even think about Saxena in that way!
“Maan, did you really think…”. Her eyes filled with pain. “That I would…with Saxena!”
Adi fidgeted nervously and P inky shifted from one foot to another. Adi elbowed Pinky waving his head to say lets go, but Pinky was riveted.
“No we have to tell Maan!” Pinky whispered.
“Geet, forget that for now. But WHY would anyone send you pictures of me?” He picked up one the photographs and stared at it, his stare turning to a glare when he realised it was the one with Saxena’s hand on his Mishty’s waist. With disgust he threw it across his desk.
“And me pictures of you? It just doesn’t make sense. But Maan you didn’t think there was anything going on between me and Saxena did you?” Her eyes didn’t move from his face. “ Did you?”
“No he will kill us!” Adi whispered, “lets go!”
Ignoring Geet’s question he turned to Adi and growled, “Adi if you have anything to say spit it out NOW!”
Being suddenly put on the spot Adi blurted out , “S…Sir we followed you, to see if anyone else was following you, and we saw that someone was and …
“You followed me?” His face clouded over.
Adi squeaked, “ it was Pinky’s idea!”
“I was only trying to help Geet.”
Ignoring their methods Geet asked, “Well…who was it, who was following Maan?”
“We don’t know yet, we have sent his number plate to Major Saab to investigate.”
“Let me get this clear..you Geet received these photos of me but you didn’t say anything, and you Pinky and Adi followed me about.” Incredulity laced his voice, he paced between them trying to get a grip that all this had been happening and he didn’t have a clue.
“I could say the same of you Maan, you received these photos of me and you didn’t say anything either.” They glared at each other, Picking up the photo he had thrown across his desk in disgust she waved it at him.
“Is that why you were trying to stop me from doing Saxena’s project?”
He ignored her again and turned to Adi. “When is Major Saab going to come back to you?”
“He didn’t say.” Adi shrugged his shoulders. “But I am sure it will ASAP.”
“Hmmmm.. “ So many things worried him. Why would anyone be sending them pictures of each other? And That meant that someone was following both of them and knew exactly when they were coming and going. It all spelt danger, he looked at Geet, jaw set with determination.
“Adi call Major Saab and arrange for security. I want round the clock security for Geet.”
“Me? I just knew it! That’s exactly why I didn’t tell you about these pictures, I knew you would go overboard. What about you? Someone is also following you.”
“I can take care of myself, its obvious that you cant, especially when dealing with scumbags like Saxena. Adi what ARE you waiting for , go and call him NOW!”
Grabbing Pinky by the elbow Adi dragged her out of Maan’s office.
Temper boiling, she rounded on him. “Maan I am not having security if you are not! And you still haven’t answered my question!”
His eyes narrowed he knew he was avoiding answering her, but he really didn’t want to talk about this in front an audience and in the office. Better if he tackled it at home in peace. Sighing he opened his mouth to say something that would distract her for now, when his mobile rang. Muttering a thank god, he answered
Why was he not coming out with a straight answer? Geet watched him closely as he carried on conversing with Ashokji in a relaxed manner, making her wait for her answer.
Well two could play at that game, with a swish of her head she flounced out of his office..”Geet! I haven’t finished our conversation!” He growled out from behind her, hastily finishing Ashokji’s call.
“Well I have!”
“Where are you going?”
“To the site.” Deliberately she said “Saxena’s project site!”
Red mist clouded his brain.