‘No Bar’-II

December 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm 9 comments

A whistle from somewhere broke their moment. At the same time a waiter brought the bill which Jacob paid off and also left a good tip for him. When they left Haldiram’s and were walking back to the Univ, Jhanvi asked him and why were you thanking God, and don’t you think it should be me you need to thank? To which Jacob shyly replied, “I actually offered a silent prayer when you were talking that if I get this girl, I will offer my service at the church every Sunday for the next six months and even afterwards. So it was for a deal that worked in my favour.” On hearing this Jhanvi just smiled and gently shoved him away.

Jacob changed his plans instead of doing a regular MBA he decided to do it through correspondence and took a full time job in an IT firm. Jhanvi decided to join him for the Sunday service which came as a surprise to Jacob’s dad. When she met Mr. William for the first time she touched his feet. The second minute Jacob knew his affair was no longer a secret from his dad and shared their story with him. What he didn’t know was that Mr. William had discussed the matter with his wife who at that time was working in Singapore. They made a plan to speak with Jhanvi’s parents and take care of the matter before they got to know about it from someone else and the obvious issues became a matter of concern.

He took one of their friend’s in confidence and sourced the number for Jhanvi’s residence. He called Mr. Rastogi, Jhanvi’s dad who was taken aback. Her mother kept repeating no wonder she won’t say yes for any alliance. What will we tell our family? Mr. William suggested to them that they should meet Jacob and figure out for themselves if their daughter made a right decision. Mr. Rastogi though a conservative man was touched by such honesty and transparency that he told his wife, ultimately it’s the happiness of our children we need to think about. They have to make a life and what our relations will think should not matter.

That evening when Jhanvi reached home, Mr. Rastogi came to her room and said, ” tell Jacob to call me, I need to speak with him.” She was taken aback, how did come they knew about him. Damn, now what? What if her dad says no? Will they have to elope? She called Jacob and broke the news to him and asked; do you think we should run away? Don’t be silly, he replied, calm down and don’t make me nervous. He spoke to Mr. Rastogi and was invited to their place next day at 1.

Jacob reached on time for the meeting; all dressed in a suit; he wanted to do everything to impress his would be in- laws. Mr. Rastogi sat with him for a chat and started the discussion, “I hope you are aware that Jhanvi is older to you?” Yes, sir but age has nothing to do between us. If I was three year older than Jhanvi I would still love her the same way. He told Mr. Rastogi about his work plans. He also assured him that they wished to marry in another one year’s time. By then he would have finished his MBA and is also in line for a promotion. Mrs. Rastogi was sitting quietly all this while. Jacob went up to her and took her hands in his, aunty I promise to take good care of Jhanvi all my life. She nodded in agreement and kept her hand on Jacob’s head.

They all met up again and obviously since Mr. William & the Rastogi’s had met earlier they were already on friendly terms which took both Jacob & Jhanvi by surprise. Mr. Rastogi then let cat out of the bag and told the two how Jacob’s dad met them and discussed the matter. He also told the kids that confiding in a parent always helps and though you may think we old fashioned people would pose as possible villains, it us who has brought you two together for life.

It’s been a year since that meeting took place. Jhanvi & Jacob are all set to exchange their wedding vows later this month. The day their wedding date was announced, she held Jacob by his collar brought him closer and whispered in his ear, “this time the two words you need to repeat at the altar should be I do.” He nodded in agreement and the deal was sealed with a kiss!


Entry filed under: no mind thoughts!.

‘No Bar’ Hamara Bajaj

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tangyorangesour  |  December 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    what prompted this to be transformed into a story?

  • 2. Prateek  |  December 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Like I said, about an hour ago., his seems to be written in haste. The idea is good but……. you already know what I will say, so theres no point in writing words.

  • 3. Prateek  |  December 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    edited comment: Like I said, about an hour ago, this seems to be written in haste. The idea is good but……you already know what I will say, so theres no point in writing words.

  • 4. NesQuarX  |  December 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Hmm, nice straight writing… But misses some twists if you ask me. Which you didn’t.
    So… well, nice straight writing!

  • 5. Tina Rajan  |  December 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    iLike! short and sweet 🙂

  • 6. Madhav::..::\m/  |  December 26, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Liked the Ending. 😀 Keep Writing such simple story.

  • 7. ray of light  |  January 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    so good babe, im so proud of u.. btw i ws tryn to luk fr ur butterfly effect blog, i read it sum tm bk.. bt didnt comment.. its so well written, one of ur best blogs that one.. pl send it to me on mail, i wna save it.. lotsssssssssssss of love

    • 8. delhizen  |  January 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

      🙂 🙂 🙂 and the smiles gets bigger! Thanks ROL

      here is the link to the Butterfly effect post


  • 9. Nags  |  February 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    very austere … gud for reading.. movie nikalega toh flop hojayega coz no twists at all 😛
    Jacob ko TB patient baap, cancer maa, behen ki shadi karwana e sab nahi hai na 😛


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