Vows Of Love
By SFwrites
Date: November 29, 2021
Ch. 55

Anuradha took Drishti to the guest bedroom

"Aunty. I'm sorry for all the inconvenience I caused. Not even in my wildest imaginations did I see this happening aunty" Drishti said as soon as Anuradha made her sit on the bed

"Relax Drishti. It will take time for everyone to accept what happened. I don't know anything about you Drishti, but I know people. I have seen all kinds of people and I can say that you are a good person" Anuradha said

Only if she knows.... Drishti thought to herself

"Listen to me beta. Marriage is a sacred bond. Our ancestors used to say marriages happen in heaven. It's true to an extend. The one up there na??  He might have decided who is for who even before we are born. And Shravan is the one who is written in your destiny" 

"Aunty. You can't really expect us to go through with this wedding. We don't know each other" Drishti said

"I'm not forcing you Drishti. Just give it a try. And still you find it difficult to adjust, I will help you in a separation."

"I don't know aunty. I have always dreamed of falling in love crazily before getting married"

"Love can happen after marriages too"

"But there's no guarantee for that aunty"

"There is no real guarantee for anything Drishti. That's life. It's unpredictable. What will you do if you get married to a man you love and later fall out of love?? Things happen Drishti. What we can do is make the best out of it. When life throws lemons at you.... "

"I will throw it back and wait for oranges" Drishti said stubbornly making Anuradha laugh

"My daughter would definitely love you. She is going to follow you around like a puppy once she gets to know you"

"You have a daughter??"

"Another son too.  Three kids. Shravan is the eldest. My younger son is now doing his PG in Yale and my daughter is in the boarding school. She is a twelfth grader"

"You people are from Mumbai right??  I have heard of Maheswari textiles in Mumbai" Drishti said

"We live in Mumbai. But Shravan is based in Bangalore. What about your family Drishti?? When are you going to break the news to them. Do you want me to talk to them??" Anuradha asked and Drishti covered her face in worry

"I don't know what I'm going to tell them"

"Are they strict?? Will they scold you??" Anuradha asked and Drishti laughed 

"No. They are the coolest parents ever. But ofcourse even they would be worried if they hear their daughter got married out of blue"

"Where's your home Drishti?  What are you doing??  What are your parents doing?? I know I can't get to know you in a day. But let me know the basic things. I have a feeling that Shravan would want to leave to Bangalore as soon as possible, so I won't be getting you to myself anytime soon" Anuradha said

"I'm also from Mumbai aunty. My father's name is Vihaan and mother Divyanshi. I have a younger sister Damini. She is only ten. Actually now they are on a vacation and this is not something to say on a phone call. I will tell them when they return"

"You didn't go for the vacation??"

"I was supposed to go with them. I had my bags packed too. But then Siddhu called me. Siddu is my best friend. Then he told me how his brother had turned into a devdas and I had to cancel the trip to help them out" Drishti said

"Don't worry. Once you two get comfortable with each other, you guys can go on a honeymoon" Anuradha said with a wink

"Aunty... " Drishti hissed in embarrassment 

"And call me mom when you feel comfortable with that" Anuradha said

It took her a while to call her own mother Maa. How can she start calling a stranger mom suddenly 

Anuradha saw her squirm

"Take your time beta. No pressure " Anuradha smiled making Drishti sigh in relief

"Thanyou aunty"

"I hope you will give this a try Drishti. Shravan may look rude but he is a sweet boy. I'm not saying this because he is my son. You will know. Take rest for now. I will send some spare clothes for you" Anuradha said caressing her cheeks

As soon as Anuradha walked out Drishti took her phone and saw 17 missed calls from Siddhu

She called him back and he picked up on the first ring

"Where the hell were you?? Why weren't you answering your calls. Do you know how worried we were. We were planning to fly back to Jodhpur. Why are you silent. Answer me D"

"Over?? Took a breath??  Now can I speak?? " Drishti asked 

"I was worried D"

"Well....something happened...." She said and proceeded to explain all that happened 

"You got married??" Siddhu asked in horror

"That's what I just said"

"God!!  How could you be such a fool to get trapped D. You always say you are the smartest tool in the kit. What happened to all the smartness" Siddhu taunted

Drishti bristled at the insult

"I'm still smart Siddhu. If you haven't noticed ,let me refresh it for you. I scared off the jerk of an ex groom and got myself tied to the son of one of richest families in India. And imagine the amount of money that would come into my hands through this marriage" Drishti said smugly

She didn't notice the person who heard the conversation and backed away from the room without making any noise

Now that she thinks about it, Anjali and Rahul Singhania, her adoptive parents had left a trust fund in her name. She could only access it when she turns 25 or she gets married. Whichever happens first. 

Her marriage happened first. Now she could have her trust fund account open

She could get a new wardrobe 

What??  She loves shopping!!  And a new bride is entitled to a new wardrobe 

"You are crazy D. Why did I even think that you wouldn't cause a trouble atleast for once" Siddhu said

"Siddhu. Don't tell this to bhaiyya and bhabhi. They will feel guilty. And I have not decided whether I want to stay married. I will give it a try. And if it doesn't work out, there is no point in letting everyone know"

"What about your parents??"

"I will tell them when they return"

"You are going to keep your wedding a secret to your parents for two months. Are you crazy?? This is not a daily soap opera Drishti. It's real life. These things don't work out effectively in real life"

"I will handle it Siddhu. Now go and help your bhaiyya and bhabhi"

"Take care Drishti. Be careful. They are strangers. Tell me the guy's name. I will do a discreet background check on him."

"Not happening Siddhu. I will take care."

"Call me if necessary. You know I will come over whenever you want??" Siddhu asked

"The guy is based in Bangalore Siddhu. So I will be back in Bangalore soon" 

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