When I returned home after meeting his mom I was filled with a feeling that all mothers love their kids and support them just like she us doing ,my mother will also and with that feeling I called my mother and asked her to allow this alliance and reason of it. She suggested she wants to meet Samay and his family, so she got on a train and reached Delhi within the same week. My father was not able to come since he was in Guwahati. Samay fixed the time and picked us to meet his family,they were waiting at Samay’s residence.
Path of glory:-
Families started to talk:-
His mother initiated the conversation in a politically correct approach and obliged tone .
His mother:- I came to know about this relationship and I like this girl,she has been a part of family for a while and now they decided to get married. I accepted their decision so I want to ask your opinion about it.
My mother contributed in a sarcastic approach and polite tone.
My mother:- I also was informed by my daughter few months back and I wanted to meet you, i came here in September but there was some ritual that i am not aware of. So I could not meet you.
His mother defused the explosive thrown by mother.
His mother :- oh! Yes. Actually Samay told me about your visit, I am sorry about that incident. I am glad you came so early. Just a few days back I asked Manjari to share your number, it’s good that we can talk about it personally.
His aunts and uncle were also there accompanied by my younger brother. They also contributed to the conversation but the highlight was my mother offering them a court marriage where the whole agenda of this persuasion session with her was to get her agreeing to a bollywood lavish function that Poornima’s parents have agreed to because unless she is not officially engaged with Varun, they can not allow them to meet.
As expected no one agreed to it and meeting was adjourned. We reached home but did not give up on it because now they at least were on same page about marriage the next problem to figure out was to find a mid way to get them agreed on,”How”.
My mother left in 2 days as I have majority of siblings lives in my home town and we were figuring out the answer of,” How.
Poornima texted me with one of the option for going for a loan from a personal lender and pay off in small installment with interest. I won’t lie I was desperate. I discussed it with Samay in the morning and Varun knew a lender so he borrowed money on my behalf and as they were sure that I will get half of the amount back as Shagun and can pay half of it back in one go. I was confident this might work because all that was happening till now was a game of risks. As planned I did not tell my parents about paying anything in the engagement ceremony and pretended Samay’s family is supportive in this alliance, which based on circumstances is evident. My mother did not appose a function that was to make the relationship official for Poornima and Varun more than Samay and me. My father and sister and youngest brother were about to meet my inlaws for the first time today at my engagement ceremony, there was no time because they arrived 2 days back and then I had to take my sister to shopping because my mother in law was very much worried about my family not being “Presentable”.
Led to Grave:-
I could not sleep till very late the night before my engagement worrying about next day and the chores yet to be finished. After getting a few arrangements done and sharing the instructions to finish rest to my brothers and sister, I left to get in to my engagement attire and ready for the function. It was my first experience of getting my make up done by a professional make up artist and I already had a lot to be worried about than my make up because I was constantly getting calls from home about one thing or the other from how the Shagun will reach at the venue to how my family will reach there. I remember a moment when the make up artist was so annoyed by my requests to stop while she was applying lipstick that she put the brush and said,”Take 2 Minutes” and left for a while. She still did an awesome job, I never looked so beautiful.
I gave a hard time to that make up artist, she was annoyed that I kept asking her to keep the make up a little light. I believe she could see my struggle of getting everything done without being noticed.
One of my friend drove my parents and my siblings to the venue of engagement ceremony so they were already there and I reached after them with Poornima,we both were getting engaged today and were together since morning. I envied her being in so much peace, I mean she did not have to pick any call, her brother picked us from beauticians,her sister in law taking care of her belongings and here I am walking down towards aisle to my fiancé on my own.
I saw my sister standing in a corner,I walked up to her and grabbed her arm in mischievous manner as she does not like to be under the spotlight. She smiled in her secret way which makes no difference on lips just her eye brows go up and down. She walked with me on through the aisle and I saw Samay offering his hand towards me to come up those two stairs between him and me.
I can say that I was happy that is because I saw some of the expressions on my face for the first time when I looked at those photographs and videos of that event.
Finally the day was over and apart from a few comments among each other no drama happened during the ceremony. After all guests left my mother reached to my mother in law and said,”Now we give our daughter to you because she is dead for us fom here on. This was our responsibility so we became a part of this charade, its over. We will meet at the wedding,inform us about that also as this one”.
And with that I was put in a grave while I was breathing but that did not go in vain because a part of me did die.
When you are stuck in some bad situation or bad feeling or feel lost, defeated you go to your home, see all those old walls of your living room where you drew your dream, that study table where you completed many projects, wrote your journal and you get charged up to run towards your fainted dreams. I lost that, I felt like I died and there is no one to claim my body neither any one is reporting the police and I am lying dead on a street with my eye open.