part 2

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Ud is about to leave
When Shalini comes with coffee

"Hey...stop".
She said in her typical style

"I am getting really late"
He said looking at his watch.

"Ek cup coffee ke liye sabke pas time hota hai....
Sit down"
She said and he sighed
He know it's of no use.
He kept his suitcase down and sat back.

They sat together sipping morning coffee.

Shalini -tum us gaon mein wapas Jane ke liye itne excited kyun rehte ho.
Kya Nam hai us jagah ka

She said making face

"Narkheda"
He said laughing

"Itni buri jagah bhi nahi hai.
Achcha lagta hai waha...
Na zyada log
Na shor"

He said...

"Humm....
Ya phir tumhe waha ki koi ladki pasand a gayi hai....."
She said teasing him.

"U are still same"
He said laughing.

"But you are not"
She said abruptly and he saw her she took a sip of her coffee.

"Thanks mam....."

He said after a minute keeping his empty mug down.

"I really needed someone to talk to"
He said

"You know I am always there for you.
You can count on me always"
She said with a smile

He noded .....

Shalini - alekh see bat ki tumne?

He saw her and noded a no.

Shalini - listen ud
I know ke nilu tumhari behen hai...aur

"Aur isiliye main janta hun....
Ke agar ye rishta tutega to kaun zyada zimmedar hoga"
He said surprising shalini

He saw her and gave a sad smile.

Ud - main nilu aur alekh dono ko bohot achche see janta hun mam.
Main alekh see naraz nahi sharminda hun....
Bas isiliye usse bat karne ki himmat nahi juta paa Raha hun.

Shalini pressed his hand to reassure him.

Shalini - agar wo dono faisla Kar chuke Hain.... To tum ya koi aur isme kuch nahi Kar sakte.

Aur alekh tumse bilkul naraz nahi hai.

Ud noded

Ud - kabhi kabhi sochta hun ke kash sab kuch pehle jaisa hota... Hum bhag ke  rajveer sir ke pas jate aur humari problems solve.
He said smiling and shalini noded.

Yad hai apko
Mujhe wapas lane ke liye humne Kya Kya kiya tha

Shalini laughed

Shalini- kaise bhul sakti hun
Tum sabse bade pagal Maine aj Tak nahi dekhe...

They laughed remembering good old days...

Ud- mujhe chalna chahiye ab....

Shalini noded and ud left for his posting.

No they are not in any relationship
Just an intangible bond....of friendship respect and understanding.

Ud was driving when he received Huda's call

He picked up the phone

"Han bol Huda"
He said

"Ud....tujhe Naina ka phone aya Kya"
He asked

"Nahi kyun....."
He said

"Naina kahi chali gayi hai yar"

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