Chapter 27 'Nice guy' Rani commented 'yeah, he is ' Kajol said smilingly Garcons were going around and roaming serving drinks on the trays, everyone drinking, eating, speaking, laughing and listening to the beautiful music. The hall was big and it is decorated in great way, the colors, the tables, the flowers and even the shapes of the glasses were elegant. The girls didn't stay in the same place, Rani stayed with Poja and Jaya, Amira stayed for a while with Shahrukh, Saif, Arjit, Abhishik and Amitabh; then she felt bored so she went back to Preity and Kajol., they remained talking about the dresses other girls wore and compared between them, Preity and Kajol tried the red wine and really liked it, Amira wasn't into alcohol so she didn't drink with them and drank a fresh juice. 'a fresh juice? do you have school tomorrow?' Preity asked sarcastically 'I don't drink Preity' Amira said 'Shahrukh won't notice, he is drinking too anyway' Kajol added 'it is not about Shahrukh, the juice is just fine for me' Amira said and took a sip then said 'I want to go to the wash room' 'I will go with you' Kajol said and put her glass over the table. Preity was standing free, sipping the expensive red wine, Saif saw her so he excused the men and stood with her 'hey beautiful' Saif winked to Preity 'hey, you look awesome' 'thanks sweetie' After a while Kajol and Amira joined them, Shahrukh excused Arjit and Amitabh and joined his relatives with Abhishik. 'I hope that you are enjoying the party' Abhishik said happily 'it is great' Amira said 'we were just speaking about the hall and the decorations, they are perfect' Kajol said 'this hall is mom's choice' Abhishik said 'who is speaking about me?' Jaya appeared and said smiling 'Abhishik was just telling us that this hall is your choice Jaya Madam' Amira said 'why so formal dear? call me auntie, or Ma' Jaya said sweetly 'what? no your are my mom, no one will share you with me' Abhishik pouted jokingly and all of them laughed 'someone is jealous' Kajol said and giggled, Shahrukh stared at her "has she just joked with him?!" Rani and Poja joined them. 'you have a very beautiful daughter Poja' Jaya said gesturing to Kajol, before Poja could respond Abhishik interrupted 'the dancing time' he said happily rubbing his hand 'if you don't mind I would like to dance with Kajol' he said to Poja "oh really?" Shahrukh rolled his eyes 'it is okay beta' Poja said smilingly, Abhishik stretched his hand and held Kajol's 'I promised you' she said and walked with him to the dance floor with other couples "I promised you?" Shahrukh raised his eyebrow "I left her alone for half an hour and they made promises, if I left her for a longer time I will find them doing the seven promises and going round the fire" Shahrukh thought sarcastically. 'Rani if you don't mind I want to dance with Preity' Saif said grinning, Rani nodded. Preity smiled widely and took his hand. Shahrukh was fuming, there was a girl looking at him since he entered the party, he excused everyone and went to her 'you want to dance?' 'yeah' the girl replied sweetly, he took her hand and headed to the dance floor, Kajol noticed him, and he started dancing with the girl next to her and Abhishik. 'couldn't he wait to dance with me?' Kajol whispered to herself 'hmm?' Abhishik 'nothing' Kajol smiled. The lights on the dance floor weren't strong, so people could barely see each other, Shahrukh suddenly grabbed Kajol's hand in dragged her to the middle of the dance floor, not caring about Abhishik and the girl he was dancing with. 'what are you doing?' Kajol asked, he didn't reply her, he wrapped his arms around her 'you are crazy' she whispered happily 'hey hottie, what are you thinking of?' Shahrukh found that he is still dancing with the girl, he looked at his right and saw Kajol still dancing with Abhishik , he whispered something in her ear and she started laughing hard looking at Shahrukh, she was teasing him and he was fuming. "main tumhara intzar nahi karongi, I will not wait for you Shahrukh. I will marry the first one who proposes to me" Kajol's words echoed in his ears Suddenly Kajol's smile faded "what are you doing Kajol,? why are you doing this? you are trying to provoke him. Why are you still thinking of him anyway? he didn't fight for you and he won't, even if he loves you, it is not enough, he has to do something, you shouldn't care about him; and here he is dancing with another girl" Kajol felt disgusted, even if she loves Shahrukh it is a matter of dignity , she excused Abhishik and headed to the ladies bathroom. Shahrukh excused the girl he was dancing with and followed Kajol. Kajol stood in front of the mirror angry for what she did to Shahrukh and what she did to herself, suddenly she saw Shahrukh behind her, and she turned back to him. 'this is the ladies bathroom' Kajol said in a shock 'I don't care' he said through his teeth 'what the hell were you doing?' 'I was just dancing and...' Kajol was about to explain but she paused 'it is none of your business, who are you to tell me what to do and what not to do, you were dancing out there too' 'you started' he said coldly 'I am free to do what I like' 'Kajol I don't want to lose my temper, don't provoke me' 'really, what will you do? can you do anything?' Kajol smirked, he pushed her against the sink, he grabbed her arms and searched her eyes 'I don't want to lose you Kajol' he said kindly 'I was never yours to lose me' Kajol said coldly 'excuse me...cousin' she pushed him and went out, Shahrukh hit his fist to the wall in anger 'Do you want to dance?' Abhishik asked Amira 'Ok, why not' Amira smiled and he took her hand and they started dancing, Kajol went out and saw them dancing, she looked right and left to see someone to dance with, she swore to herself to make Shahrukh explode of jealousy. 'Want to dance?' Kajol asked Saif who was standing few meters away from her after he finished dancing with Preity, without thinking she took his hand and went to the dance floor Shahrukh got out of the bathroom, he saw Kajol dancing with Saif, he didn't feel angry, but disgusted so he decided to forget all about Kajol and ignore her for the rest of the night. He saw Amira dancing with Abhishik and that made him smile, they looked so cute even Abhishik looked really tall for Amira. He sighed then stood with Arjit and Amitabh. Later Saif joined them after he finished, Arjit introduced them to some other famous business men and ministers and they spoke about politics and money. Shahrukh really envied Saif, his father is an ex army officer and his mother is an owner of a famous beauty center, yet he was rich he worked for Arjit at the ads department. Shahrukh was sure that Saif will have his own ads agency one day. All those qualities would make any one agree for his proposal for his daughter, which makes Shahrukh's job more difficult. Kajol was standing with Preity, Rani, Poja and Jaya, she thanked god that Saif had to excuse to join those important businessmen. "Gosh, what was I thinking of when I asked Saif to dance with me? I have slapped him few days ago. What are you doing Kajol?" Kajol blamed herself After a while Amira finished dancing with Abhishik and joined the girls, Abhishik offered to dance with Kajol again and she agreed, Poja was really happy with this, she saw Abhishik and Kajol as a great couple. Amira spent most of the time with the girls, Poja and Jaya too. Amira really liked Jaya, she found out that she is a really kind and sweet lady, they spoke for a very long time about many topics. Amira had told her about her college and the textile company she wants to own one day, Jaya was really fond of her ideas and encouraged her. Rani spent the time with Preity, Amira and Kajol after she finished dancing, she was ignoring any old women. they would start speaking with her about her husband and being a widow or even find her another man to marry. She tried to stay away from all this, she was so loyal to Anil that she will never marry anyone after him. All she wants to focus on is her children and the hospital she is planning to build. Later Shahrukh and Saif joined the girls, Kajol was dying to dance with Shahrukh, but she knew he won't agree, she shouldn't spoke that way when they were in the bathroom, she knows that she might not get that chance again but she noticed that he was already ignoring her. Kajol's behavior was contradictory all the night, she wanted Shahrukh but at the same time she behaved in a rude way, she wants to make him jealous then she blames herself for doing this, because she loves him and at the same time she feels like she is torturing herself for something will never happen and a man don't want to fight for her. The party was over, Abhishik wished all of them a good night, they all liked Abhishik and it showed that he will be a close friend to the family. Saif was so drunk so Arjit suggested that he will spend the night with them, and he left with Poja and Arjit. Rani and Preity had to go with Shahrukh, he suggested that they join him and send someone to bring the cars back in the morning, he didn't care if the car will be crowded, he didn't want Rani to drive at night. They all rode the car, Amira in the front seat, Preity in the middle, Rani on her right and Kajol on her left. 'Thanks Rani' Kajol said 'for what?' Rani asked 'for coming with us, I hope you enjoyed' 'a lot' Rani answered smiling 'it was a great party' Preity said happily, all agreed with her 'I really like Jaya auntie, she is so sweet' Amira said happily 'yeah I noticed that you spent a long time speaking to her' Kajol said smiling 'you have no idea, she is a great woman, I would like to meet her again' 'Abhishik also was so sweet' Rani commented 'yeah, mom liked him so much' Kajol said and looked at Shahrukh through the mirror 'what do you think of Abhishik Shahrukh?' 'he is fine' Shahrukh answered coldly squeezing the steering wheel 'just fine?' Kajol pouted sarcastically 'I was expecting you to say that he is funny, handsome, elegant; something like this' 'I am not going to marry him' Shahrukh said rolling his eyes 'Kajol let him focus on the road' Rani said, they all remained silent for few minutes then Preity broke the silence. 'did someone die? why are you so quiet? Amira please turn on the radio' Preity said in boredom and Amira switched on the radio and there was a song being played. "Still missing you And I can't See the end of this Just wanna feel your kiss Against my lips And now all this time Is passing by But I still can't seem to tell you why It hurts me every time I see you Realize how much I need you I hate you, I love you, I hate that I love you Don't want to but I can't put nobody else above you I hate you, I love you, I hate that I want you" Kajol felt like she is in a film, when the song describes the situation and the feelings of the hero and the heroine. She hated that she loved Shahrukh yet she can't live without him. The words of the song angered Shahrukh so he changed the channel. "but now I’m cursed cuz I hurt you and led you astray but then you reversed the pain and hurt me in the worst way I know I did you wrong but the way you made me pay how could you be so heartless like kanye say I know you’re tired of excuses but I’m to do what’s right" It was like songs were saying what they wanted to say to each other, when both of them danced with others and teased each other, that they love each other but they can't come closer, their fights that each one of them sees that the other one is wrong, Shahrukh sees that Kajol is selfish, she doesn't truly love him, she can't wait for him and she is teasing him with the other guys, and Kajol sees that he doesn't love her and isn't fighting for her and that he played with her feelings. Shahrukh changed the channel but Amira went back to it 'I like this song' she said and started singing "w ha'aolk a ana wla a, akeed fahim ana asdi a ya habibi msh ha'adr aa'ish ma'a ghirak, nafs eli ana eisht fih ma'ak" 'what are you saying Amira?' Kajol asked not understand a word from what Amira said 'this song is in Arabic and English, I was singing the Arabic lyrics' Amira explained 'can you speak Arabic or you just know the lyrics?' Preity asked ' I learned a bit from mom and I could memorize the lyrics when I heard this song before' Amira said 'enogh' Shahrukh shouted hitting the steering wheel with his both hands and switched off the radio ' I have a strong headache so please keep quiet' he said firmly to Amira, she lowered her gaze and remained silent, All were scared to speak to Shahrukh, it was the first time to see him this way so all didn't speak... until they reached home. When they arrived, they noticed that Arjit's car was parked in the garage so that means Poja and Arjit and of course Saif had arrived. Amira was the first one to leave the car, she banged the door and ran to the house, Rani and Preity followed her. Shahrukh shook his head and headed towards the house, Kajol followed him. 'What was her fault to get mad at her? your problem is with me, did some lyrics really affect you? ' Kajol asked him when they going upstairs. She was about to fall of because her long dress, he didn't reply. They met Rani and Preity near the stairs when they were coming back. 'She is okay' Preity said coldly to Shahrukh and walked away ' good night all, thanks for the night Shahrukh' she said sarcastically heading to her room, Rani shook her head and left to her room too. When Preity was on her way to her room Saif grabbed her hand and they ran to the roof. Shahrukh folded his arms before his chest and narrowed his eyes looking at Kajol 'what!' she said, he clapped sarcastically 'bravo, you are great actress Kajol, you deserve a film fare' Kajol rolled her eyes 'Shahrukh please don't start' 'you are so cheap Kajol and I really don't care about you, I hate you. Now go marry Saif or marry Abhishik or whoever you want or you can have them both, you are free; I don't give a damn' Kajol couldn't believe what she heard, she felt like it was a nightmare, she shook her head sadly, speechless, tears rolling down her cheek. She tried to walk back but Kajol stepped on her dress by mistake and her leg slipped, she lost balance and rolled down the stairs, her head hit the floor; bleeding.