“It’s ok Disha. Take your time.” Akash comforted her. “My parents also asked me to hide this truth from you as they felt there was no need, but I feel that you must know everything about me if we are going to start our journey together.”
“But you should have told me this before.” Disha mustered her senses and said.
“There’s still time for our marriage Disha. I am not afraid to face the consequence now. Whatever will be your decision, will be my luck. Thank you for coming.” Akash stood up to leave.
“You want me to drop you? He asked.
“No, thanks! I am going to meet a friend of mine from here. I will go on my own.” Disha replied bluntly.
“Very well, bye then. I will wait for your reply.” Akash said and left the place.
Disha just nodded and sat there alone for some time. She ordered another coffee and dialed Sam from her mobile.
“Hey Dish! What’s cooking?” Sam asked teasingly.
“Shut up and just come here,” Disha ordered.
“What? Where? What happened?” Sam asked.
“How can he do this?” Disha was full of anger.
“Dish, just send me your location, I am coming right away,” Samarth said as he grabbed his car keys and dashed outside his house.
Sam was clueless about what had happened. Akash seemed a nice guy, he thought, but who knows what’s going inside one’s mind. Following the GPS directions, Samarth reached CCD in half an hour. He spotted Disha from a distance, who looked worried and was fidgeting with her coffee straw.
As he went to her table, Disha jumped out of her chair and hugged Sam.
“Will you tell me now?” Sam said, holding her hands.
They sat down and Disha narrated everything to Sam.
“What a beautiful soul this guy has!” Sam said smiling.
“Are you kidding me? He hid such a big thing from me all this while and now just opening up prior a few months before marriage, do you think this is right?” Disha slammed.
“At least he TOLD you the truth, much before your marriage. Cards haven’t been published yet; the world doesn’t know that you are getting married.” Sam tried to explain. “He could have never told this to you, but he opened up, against his parents’ wish. Try to see and understand things from his perspective Disha. Put yourself in his shoes and then take a call.”
Disha didn’t expect this reaction from Sam, as mostly he would agree to whatever she used to say. But this time it was different and she was not liking it.