Swapnil was having his second round of tea when all of a sudden Raj entered the tea shop. He just left a breath of relief seeing Swapnil there, as if he has come in search of Swapnil only. He quickly grabbed one cup of tea for himself and rushed just to occupy the only seat beside Swapnil, before anyone else could take the possession of that.
Raj after pulling in one sip from his cup, said, “Hey Swapnil I need one favour from you. Also this is a bit confidential or else I would feel shy among all. This is something related to my marriage. As you know that now I have thought of choosing one life partner. Accordingly I have given ad in the newspaper too. Among all the letters, I have chosen one also and asked them to send the photo of the lady. They sent also and I am fine with her. Till this there was no problem.
But now the fact is not that I have never ever thought of this before, but that I everytime gave myself a consolation thinking that some way or the other this would get managed later. Like this I have kept on postponing and now since the actual time has come, I am a bit nervous. The thing is that as you also can see that I am not that good looking and handsome in terms of complexion, height and others. And these do indeed play a great role these days.
Though the life is full about understanding each other, adjustments between two, to be at side of each other at times of each others sorrow and happiness and liking the inside beauty more than the outside beauty for each other after marriage, but this in actual is experienced and understood much later after marriage. As I would also want to get a fair beautiful wife, the lady also would expect the same from my side. But then I believe that I am not that bad also that just taking idea from you somehow I would marry her and she would repent later. But then again I bet that I am much better than many in many other things leaving my looks aside.
So only I want some suggestion from you. Now I could still manage if I am given sometime to communicate with the lady. I have that great confidence that if not by my looks I can still influence a person by my talks. But if I dont get that chance, then by my looks only she would reject me when may be except the looks as I said I am much better in many things than others.
Now the lady I have chosen is from a very traditional family. I would go to see the lady, tomorrow. Now I feel these people wont allow me to separately speak with the lady so that I can do my magic, and as a result this lady by my looks only would reject me. So now you tell me what could I do so that they allow me to speak with her for sometime so that within that time I can play away all my tricks.”
Swapnil smiled and congratulated Raj. Raj said, “Hey dont congratulate me now. I am sure that if you dont give me any plans then this would not turn up into my wedding.”
Swapnil to his reply said, “Do you have confidence in me? If yes then shake hands and accept my hearty congratulation. I promise you would be able to marry this lady only.”
Saying this Swapnil just told his plan to Raj and Raj went out of the shop happily. Next day as known Raj went to visit the lady’s house to see her from front. There he was just adjusting with the new surrounding, when he suddenly said,
“If you dont mind, I just wanted to have a small chat with my would be father-in-law separately.”
All, though a bit surprised still left the room leaving behind Raj and the lady’s father. The lady’s father was a bit tensed as because seniors afterall are always experienced and go by all other things more than looks and so thought if Raj was not willing to marry his daughter – as a result one good guy would go away just like that.
Raj continued, “Sir see I respect you and also like all your arrangements. Also I do really like and would be fully prepared to marry your lady. But sir just one thing. This is completely just for my verification and satisfaction. Please dont mind. But after seeing her photo I felt that someday somewhere I might have seen Nisha with some other boy. Now I may be absolutely wrong in mixing her up with someone else who resembles her very much. So I request you to please allow me to speak with Nisha for sometime so that I could know the truth from her. All other things are just formalities which I believe are optional for me.
Nisha may be hiding this from you all in fear. But at the same time I believe I have that confidence that I know some trick in which she would be forced to confess if she is only one I am suspecting, in our first meet itself. But now only dont tell this to all your relatives, as I could be wrong, but an unnecessary suspicion would be created on Nisha, which I dont want. Also, you also should not tell anything to Nisha for this. After speaking with her if I come to know that I am wrong I would immediately in front of all would tell that I want to marry her if she is fine with that and go away. For the time being till Nisha and I would speak, to manage others you tell that I was feeling shy, so could not tell in front of all that I dont need any dowry. And to leave us alone in the room you could tell just the reverse against me that you have seen me with a girlfriend and that whether it was me or not, just to verify, you have taught Nisha already what to ask and get the confirmation from that. Please note that Nisha should not know from beforehand that you all are planning to let Nisha speak with me separately as then she would be a bit confused and suspicious seeing just the other practise for all till now in your house. I guess later it would well be managed saying that coincidentally all left the room at the same time and then could not come inside anymore all of a sudden, suspecting that some private talk might have been going among us two.”
The old father-in-law agreed to this with a lot of tension in his face. After that it was all Raj’s magic. A couple of months later Raj just himself came to Swapnil’s house to give him the invitation card of wedding of Raj and Nisha.