The day had a soft sunshine and a bit of rain, the atmosphere was truly romantic. Rajhan along with his parents went to meet a girl for his marriage. Rajhan, a middle class boy, worked in a hardware shop and was also the only earning member of his family, he lived with his parents and small sister named Jiah just two years younger than him. His father asked the girl "Daughter, what is your name?" She replied "Meena Bhide." His mother enquired "Where do your parents live?" Meena in a soft voice replied "In the village, as I came out of the village to work independently so they disowned me. My father does not like girls working outside." As Meena was talking Rajhan kept watching her, he was mesmerised by her beauty. Rajhan parents admired the confidence of Meena and after few days they confirmed to the matrimonial agency that they are ready for the marriage. Meena could do all the household works very easily, she also respected elders. Rajhan's parents were very happy after the marriage but Meena's behaviour seemed strange to Rajhan. Whenever he tried to get close with her, she avoided him and moved away. At first Rajhan thought that Meena was shy but later it seemed fishy to him. Meena was more close to his sister than him. Days passed and one day Meena was standing alone in the balcony, Jiah went closer to her and asked "What happened?" Meena in a crying voice replied "I cannot live like this anymore, I am suffocating, I want to live freely." Jiah said "I understand but we need to overcome the obstacles." Jiah was about to hug Meena when Rajhan saw them, he was shocked after hearing the conversation between his sister and wife, he enquired "Jiah tell me clearly, what is going on between both of you?" Both the girls were totally quite and when after asking several times they did not reply, Rajhan said "Let me guess, are you both homosexual?" Both the girls gave a confused as well as an ashamed look towards Rajhan. He understood everything and was about to expose the reality in front of everyone when Jiah broke the silence and said "Wait." Rajhan stopped and looked back towards them and he was totally shocked, he saw a man standing near Jiah instead of Meena. Jiah before Rajhan could ask anything started explaining the whole matter, she said "He is Mayank, he also has a same family like ours, his parents along with his sister Misha, lives two kilometres away from our house. Both of us are in relationships for almost three years. We wanted to get married but you know the problem. Dad and mom will never allow me to do love marriage hence Misha gave us an idea that Mayank should get transformed into Meena and impress my parents. But unfortunately our plan did not work." Rajhan after listening everything was dumbstruck. Mayank said "I am sorry, it was Misha's planning but we should not have played with your emotions." Rajhan looked at Mayank's face, he was ashamed of his act, Rajhan said "I want to meet your parents." Jiah said "But his parents are unaware of our planning." Rajhan said "I seriously want to meet his parents or else I would do a police complain." Mayank agreed. The next day Mayank took Jiah and Rajhan to his house and introduced them to everyone. Rajhan was happy to meet Mayank's family members, he finally announced that he would soon fix a date for Jiah and Mayank's marriage. Jiah was shocked and surprised but she knew that her brother would surely keep his commitment and as expected Rajhan somehow convinced his parents and with everyone's whole hearted permission Jiah married Mayank. Everyone was happy after the marriage and soon forgetting the fictional girl Meena, Rajhan also married a beautiful original girl.
The love that wasn't
The love that wasn't