Chapter 1 :: Proposals and Rejections

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"Are Nikhil tu bura na mane to ek baat puchoon?"

"Haan haan bol Virat?"

"Siya bitiya ki shadi ke bare me kya socha hai tune?"

"Shadi??? Sach bataon to pata hi nahi chala kab itni badi ho gayi meri bachi. Abhi to kuch nahi socha hai maine. Par tu kya soch raha hai?"

"Agar shaurya beta ko koi dikkat na ho to apne Vihaan ke liye teri beti ko bahu banana chahta hoon." Virat says looking at Shaurya when he is mentioned.

[["Hey Nikhil, if you don't mind, I want to ask you something."

"Of course"

"What have you thought about Siya's marriage?"

"Marriage? To tell the truth, I didn't even know when my baby girl grew so big. I haven't thought of anything yet. But what are you suggesting?"

"If Shaurya does not have any problem, then I want to make your daughter my daughter-in-law, as Vihaan's wife." Virat says looking at Shaurya when he is mentioned.]]

Shourya has met Vihaan a lot of times. Hearing this Nikhil looks at Shourya. Not being able to control his smile Shaurya nods his head as a yes. Both the elder males burst into a wholesome smile and hug each other to seal the deal.

"Aise nahi chalega gupta sahab. Chal ab wada kar mujhse, ki Siya Singhania pariwar ki baho hi banegi." Virat continues. At this Nikhil snickers and promises his friend.

[[ Mr. Gupta,this will not do. Come on, now promise me that Siya will become the daughter-in-law of the Singhania family only." Virat continues. At this Nikhil snickers and promises his friend.]]

Nikhil and Virat have been best friends since college and love each other immensely. Whenever Virat visits Nikhil's house with his family to have dinner with Nikhil's family, he has always loved Siya. Since the time Nikhil informed Virat how he is ready to marry her princess and Siya also agrees, Virat had given a thought to Vihaan and Siya's couple.

After a lot of thinking, Virat finally talks to his wife, Vidhi about making Siya their 'bahu' [[daughter in law]]. Vidhi was too happy with this suggestion, therefore Virat called Nikhil to his office that afternoon. After greeting each other and acknowledging Shaurya's presence with a hug, Virat puts forth this proposal in front of Nikhil and Shaurya.

At Gupta house-

"Neha, are sunti ho? Neha." Nikhil calls out his wife eagerly after entering his house. His wife upon hearing him comes out of their room in the living room. Meera joins Shaurya who is standing beside his father.

"Hanji boliye, kya ho gaya?" Neha asks both the men.

"Are khush-khabri laya hoon. Siya kahan hai?"

Hearing her name, Siya comes out of the kitchen which is attached to the living room. "Ji papa, yahan hoon." She calls out.

Nikhil reaches out for her and places a tender kiss on her forehead, "Meri bachi, Vihaan Singhania se shadi karegi?" Nikhil asks Siya.

[["Neha, where are you? Neha." Nikhil calls out his wife eagerly after entering his house. His wife upon hearing him comes out of their room in the living room. Meera joins Shaurya who is standing beside his father.

"What happened?" Neha asks both the men.

"There is a good news!! Where is Siya?"

Hearing her name, Siya comes out of the kitchen which is attached to the living room. "Here I am, dad." She calls out.

Nikhil reaches out for her and places a tender kiss on her forehead, "My princess, will you marry Vihaan Singhania?" Nikhil asks Siya.]]

Her eyes widened at this sudden question. She looks at her brother who nods in return. She looks towards her mother who is not able to control her content and is hugging Meera on such good news. She thinks for a minute or two. Of course she has met Vihaan. He is a sweet guy with all the qualities of a perfect man. But does that mean she should marry him?

"Papa, kya Vihaan tayar hai?" She questions. "Agar woh haan bolega to tu banegi uski patni?" Her father counters. How can she say no to those shining eyes? She has always been the ideal and obedient daughter.

Siya nods her head lightly as a yes. All the members present in the room erupt into fits of laughter and congratulate each other. Clearly everyone is very happy to hear her yes. Her mother hugs her tight and gently pat her head. Meanwhile Nikhil calls Virat to give him this brilliant news.

[["Dad, Is Vihaan ready?" She questions. "If he agrees, will you?" Her father counters. How can she say no to those shining eyes? She has always been the ideal and obedient daughter.]]

At Singhania mansion-

"Kya keh rahe hai aap papa? Siya se shadi! Kabhi nahi." Vihaan declares.

[["What are you even saying dad? Married to Siya? Never"]]

"Par bete, Siya me kya kami hai? Kitni pyari aur sanskari bachi hai. Aur ab to hamari company ka CEO bhi ban chuka hai tu. Biwi ayegi to life me settle ho jaega." Virat negotiates.

[["But, what does Siya lack? She is perfect and smart. And now you are settled with the CEO position in our company. A companion can complete your life."]]

"Sahi keh rahe hai tere papa, Vihaan kab tak shadi se bhagega? Aur Siya to teri dost hai na?" Vidhi adds.

[["Your father is right, Vihaan. Till when are you planning to run away? And you know Siya. Isn't she your friend?"]]

"Aap logo ko kya ho gaya hai? Nahi karna chahta main abhi shadi. Main abhi shadi ke liye taiyar nahi hoon. Main Siya se pyaar nahi karta, sirf dost hai woh meri. Ek pati banke uski khwahishen nahi kar paonga poori, khaskar tab jab main kisi aur se pyaar karta hoon." He finishes off leaving everyone shocked.

[[What is wrong with you all? I am not ready to get married. I do not even love her, she is just a friend to me. I can never give her a life partner she actually deserves, especially when I love someone else."]]

A few minutes passed in complete silence as Ayansh entered the living room in his office attire indicating he just left his work.

"Kya ho raha hai, sab log Vihaan ko aise kyun dekh rahe hain?" Ayansh asks. Seeking this as an opportunity, Vihaan runs towards his room upstairs.

[["What's up with y'all? Why is everyone looking at Vihaan?"]]

Rachna explains everything to Ayansh and he mentally makes a note to talk to Vihaan personally.

"Aap log chinta mat kijiye, usse thoda waqt dijiye. Main karta hoon usse baat." Ayansh reassures everyone and asks his mother to send his dinner in his room.

[["Don't worry guys. Give him some time and I will talk to him."]]

The next day

Everyone left for their respective work whereas the ladies of the Singhania family were busy with the house chores or in their rooms. It was around afternoon when the doorbell of the Singhania mansion rang. Vidhi opened the door, and stumbled on her feet. She stands there like a statue unable to move.

"Ab apne bete aur bahu ko andar nahi ane doge maa?" Vihaan asks.

[["Will you not let your son and daughter-in-law in, mom?"]]

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