A few weeks passed. Jaimin, Hetal and Rupali are now good friends. All three of them met many times during this span. It is noteworthy that these three Musketeers already explained the situation to Rupali’s mother. She wholeheartedly accepted Hetal for Jaimin and showed her pride for her daughter who was involved in a great cause of uniting two people in love. Her mother gave blessings for their plan and asked them to move ahead without fear.
It’s now just a week to the wedding and preparations are pacing up in both households. Rupali did all the shopping for Hetal. She even selected the “Mangalsutra” of Hetal’s choice that the groom’s family is supposed to give to the bride. On the wedding day, Jaimin will encircle the Mangalsutra around Hetal’s neck, and this would mark the completion of their marriage along with the “Pheras.” It was now the time for the wedding bells. Jaimin and Hetal had butterflies in their stomach as they were going to witness the biggest day of their life, the day they have been waiting for like ages. On the other hand, Rupali and her mother were prepping for the big plan of the big day. And here comes the wedding eve, and it was a situation of mercury rising for four strong and brave people.
Nobody had ever seen Hetal’s mother, so that was like a plus point for the rebellions. On the day of the wedding, Hetal and her mother were at Rupali’s house and Hetal was into the “Bridal Avatar.” Similarly, Rupali was getting ready into the bridal attire. Hetal’s mother had no idea of what the plan was and how things will happen as planned, the plan that was briefly explained to her by her surgeon daughter. The only difference between the two brides was the wrist watch. Hetal put on her regular digital watch, it was an important part of her profession; whereas Rupali wore a typical bridal collection watch that Hetal’s mother gifted her. Now, only and only Jaimin would know this difference, as it was a part of the rebellious plan.
It was time to leave for the bride and groom from their respective houses and reach the wedding venue. The bride clan should reach there before the groom group arrives; because as part of the ritual, bride’s mother shall welcome the groom and the accompanying “Baratis.” Hetal started shivering, but Rupali did everything to calm her down and asked her to stay strong if she wants the love of her life and a happily ever after. Both Hetal and her mother hugged each other tight and there were tears of both joy and fear in their eyes. Rupali’s mother consoled Hetal’s and Rupali wiped off Hetal’s tears.
The wedding car arrived and it was time for both brides to put on their “Ghunghats” so that nobody would recognise who’s who. As per plan, Hetal’s mother has to reach the venue later, so she bid farewell to her beautiful and brave daughter and stayed back home. Amidst the noise of firecrackers, the brides and Rupali’s mother reached the venue and quickly went up to their rooms. Rupali’s mother then took the “Puja Thali” and went to the doorstep of the venue along with other relatives, who had already reached there, to welcome the groom and his lot with the ritual of pulling the groom’s nose after offering salt water to him.
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