3 hours pass by and Raghav massages Kalpana’s legs, hands, back and head and she falls asleep. “Huh, thank God that she finally is asleep.”
Raghav lies down on the bed near Kalpana and says to himself “Now my hands, legs, back and head are paining. Who will help me? Nobody Raghav, you go to sleep only.”
The next day, Sunaina’s and Sammy’s parents get ready for the haldi ceremony.
Sunaina dresses up and goes to Kalpi’s room to check if she is ready for the ceremony. Kalpana wears a yellow colored salwar and says “Bhabi, this is fine na? In any case this kurti will get dirty due to the haldi (turmeric).”
“That’s not called dirty Kalpi. Haldi is applied on the skin so that the bride looks beautiful for her wedding.” Sunaina caresses Kalpi’s face and says “In any case, my sister-in-law does not need haldi to look beautiful as she looks so pretty even now.” Kalpana hugs her and says “Not sister-in-law. I am you baby sister.”
Sunaina tightens the hug and says “Baby daughter. My Kalpu.” She kisses her on the forehead and looks at her as tears form in her eyes. “I won’t be able to see my Kalpi after 2 days. How will I live without you Kalpi? I can’t imagine leaving you…”
Kalpana puts her fingers on her lips saying “Shushh! No bhabi. No crying today. It’s a happy day for us both and especially for you. I don’t want you to cry and go but I want to always see my bhabi smiling.” Kalpana wraps her hands around Sunaina’s waist and hugs her tightly.
Disclaimer: The character names in the story are fictional characters and owned by the creators of the show “Ek Mutthi Asmaan” on ZEE TV.